2020-03-03 E-Edition

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Busy Commissioners hold three meetings in one morning

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For years the Leon County Commissioners have met at 9:00 before the regular 9:30 meeting in the county courtroom to go over the figures, bills. The official agenda for the 9:00 meeting reads the same every month; 1. Discuss claims due. 2. Discuss minutes from previous meeting. 3. Discuss any agenda item that is on the agenda below, (The 9:30 […]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Texas’ challenge to Obamacare

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Texas-led challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the justices said Monday, marking the third major case in which former President Barack Obama’s landmark health law has earned the scrutiny of the country’s highest court. Exact timing was not announced, but the case is likely to be heard this fall, with a decision in […]

The 3rd Annual Kid Fish was a beautiful day

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The 1st Family/ Friends Fishin’ Frenzy at Fort Boggy State Park was a great success with 23 teams participating in the event. Winners of the tournament were Karl Johnson and Keith Bohanon from Bedias a 2 person team with 3 trout caught; Kerry Randle, Timothy Simpson and DaVaughn Randle from Buffalo, a 3 person team with 6 trout caught; and […]

Mac Shadix

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Tips, Touts, Kudos, and Keto

Sugar. No nutritional value. Addictive. Government supported. A friend has a one year old living with her. She was offended when I pointed out that the “healthy fruit juices” that she was providing for the child contained many grams of added sugars as well as concentrating the sugars already found in the fruit. Babies don’t need sugar. Any sugar! Why […]

Cooking Country

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I’m betting you are tired of reading about whole grains, fruits and vegetables and ready for some good ole southern comfort food. Please bear with me just a few more weeks and we should be able to face 2020 with a somewhat healthier diet than we had in 2019. This week, I have a couple of recipes that have lots […]

Trent Ashby

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District 57 House of Representatives

I’d like to start this column by providing an update on a recent development with Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and their proposal to rent high-end office space in downtown Austin at an exorbitant cost. After push-back from numerous elected officials and scores of concerned citizens, the TRS board has decided to scrap plans to move the investment division into a […]

Do You Remember Ration Coupons World War II?

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Colonel George Dashiell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, welcomed our guest speaker, Ms Rhonda Exley. She had acquired a Rations Coupons Book from World War II, and something about the small tokens in that book caught her interest. Where did they use them? What were the tokens worth at the store? She followed the thread of the token story […]

Tolbert W. Nash, Jr.

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Tolbert W. Nash, Jr., born September 26, 1926, in Leona, Texas, was the only child of Tolbert W. Nash & Elizabeth (Leathers) Nash. Tolbert graduated from Leona High School in 1944, served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1950. In 1951, he married Jennie Marie Clute of Madisonville, Texas, and they lived […]

Marie (Reynolds) West

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Marie (Reynolds) West was born April 21, 1932 in Turkey, North Carolina. Her parents were James Reynolds & Eloise Sivils. She lived most of her life in North Carolina and worked as a homemaker taking care of her large family. She dearly loved being able to care for her children. Marie moved to Buffalo, Texas from Salemburg, North Carolina in […]