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13
Aug

FSB Travelers take 8-day trip to Canadian Rockies

The group paused for a quick picture prior to walking on a glacier. From left: Donna Tramel, Bob Tramel, Joy Cummings, Barbara Bonner, Miriam Bounds, Judy Wardle, Velva Magnes, Doris Casey, Peggy Hemby, Paula Wade, Glenda Phillips, Mary Belle Leach, Joe Leach, Jerri McBay, Claire Cummings, Cindy Shaunfield, Suzie Jones, Carolyn Ivy, Jan Clay and Judy Lansford.

Photo submitted by Jerri McBay

Twenty members of the Farmers State Bank Travelers group recently visited the Canadian Rockies on an eight-day trip.
The travelers spent their first night in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where they enjoyed a meal at a local restaurant.
Several members admired a view of the city after climbing 525 feet in the Calgary Tower.
Following a tour of the city,

 

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Wed
13
Aug

Mitch Atchley Life Center opening soon

The Mitch Atchley Life Center is directly across from the Dew Volunteer Fire Department on County Road 481.

Photo by April Walker

The Mitch Atchley Life Center will be finished within the next couple of months, said Corinth Baptist Church Pastor Carl Clark.
“After Mitch passed away, Monty and Teresa donated some money and told me it was to go to something for the youth,” said Clark.
“I decided this was best.”
The Life Center – located in Dew – will be used as a

 

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Wed
13
Aug

Bill Flores discusses deficit, immigration

The economy, spending and the deficit, and immigration were just a few of the topics covered at a town hall meeting held by Congressman Bill Flores Monday.
Flores, who represents the 17th District, outlined a possible border crisis solution, the House Republican Border Package.
“This is one of the hottest issues in this district and state,” said Flores.
This plan is designed to freeze DACA

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Dismissal motion filed in TCLEOSE case

A motion filed to dismiss the indictment against Freestone County Sheriff Don Anderson June 11, was not granted by the Travis County 147th District Court, records show.
According to the motion, Anderson’s attorney, Robert McCabe filed the dismissal due to misinformation given to the grand jury.
The motion states,

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Sheriff asks county for new vehicles

Freestone County Sheriff Don Anderson made a rare appearance to explain his budget at a commissioners meeting July 30.
Although Anderson received two new Tahoe’s as requested during 2013 budget discussions, he asked for

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Dew VFD holds annual fundraiser

The Dew Volunteer Fire Department held its annual barbecue lunch last Saturday. The department holds two fundraisers each year for equipment and other needs. Bottom left: Remembering Maegan and Mitch Atchley.

Photos by Patricia Pratt

Wed
06
Aug

Church welcomes new pastor

Pastor Troy Hendrickson (standing left) is pictured with his wife, Renee (sitting left), sons, Aaron (center), and Ryan, and daughter, Jordan.

Contributed photo

A welcoming/inauguration service is at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 10, to meet the new Fairfield Christian Center pastor and his family.
Members recently voted Brother Troy Hendrickson, of Little Elm, to fill the position.
He and wife, Renee will be relocating

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Westmoreland Coal hosts tour of Jewett mine

Employees, their families and other guests enjoyed lunch during the Westmoreland Coal Company’s celebratory mine tour. The company has mined 200 million tons of coal since 1985.

Photo courtesy of Carman Mannen

Texas Westmoreland Coal Company reached a milestone and held a mine tour celebrating the mining of 200,000,000 tons of coal since 1985 at the Jewett Mine.
More than 500 people attended the event July 30 and enjoyed

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Lucky J’s is now open in Dew

Chester’s International is proud to announce the recent opening of a new location in Teague in partnership with owner Jhaver Nordin, store manager Towhid Chowdhury and his

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Jeanne Robertson a hit Saturday night

A packed auditorium met comedienne Jeanne Robertson Saturday night.
The 6-foot-2 former 1963 Miss North Carolina discussed aging, family and her husband, Left Brain (also known as Jerry).
Robertson’s punchline, ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ was a hit with the crowd.
Total ticket sales for the show was 802.
Robertson held an

 

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