2020-10-06 E-Edition

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Leon County Judge Ryder attends commissioners court by telephone

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County Judge Byron Ryder attended the September 30, 2020 meeting of the Leon County Commissioners Court by telephone. Ryder’s voice could be heard at times, coming from a cell phone on the table before Commissioner Joey Sullivan who was presiding. After pledges, prayers and payroll approval the court skipped down to item 15 and recognized Cassie Ferguson and a group […]

The U.S. census will continue through October

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Counting for the 2020 census will continue through Oct. 31, a U.S. district judge ordered late Thursday night in a decision that requires census workers to continue operations in Texas and the country past the Census Bureau’s self-imposed Monday deadline. The Census Bureau had already begun concluding its field work despite an injunction last week to continue counting past Monday. […]

Use pumpkins as more than just a jack-o-lantern

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Pumpkins are a big part of fall decorations and diet, so here are some ideas to help you best utilize them during the season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Odessa Keenan, AgriLife Extension wellness initiatives coordinator for the Healthy Texas Program, Dallas, said pumpkins are a fall staple that can be utilized in décor and seasonal […]

Mac Shadix

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Tips, Touts, Kudos, and Keto

I read on-line this week that two young men had been arrested in Freestone County for stealing political signs. With modern surveillance equipment it is easy to catch such offenders. It seems that the signs I see along Highway 75 are staying in place. I hope this continues. We cannot maintain our own freedom of speech if we deny it […]

Cooking Country

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I guess there’s nothing to be said for the Cowboys this week so we will just not go there. How have you been doing keeping up with your fiber? Do you feel any better? I think I do but don’t know if my sugar and cholesterol have made any improvements. For the past three weeks we have talked about breakfast […]

BRADY BRIEFING: Commitment to America

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – To confront the challenges faced by the Coronavirus pandemic, Congress must work with President Trump to support real, meaningful legislation that will help our country continue on the path towards strength and recovery. That’s why I’m joining my Republican colleagues in Congress to make a commitment to America: that under our leadership, we can restore our […]

Patricia “Patsy” Anders

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Funeral services for Patricia “Patsy” Anders, age 88, were held 2 P.M., Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Bethel Baptist Church in Buffalo, Texas. Pastor of the church, Bro. Ray Grissett, officiated the service. Patricia was privately laid to rest following the service in the Buffalo Cemetery. Patricia Ann Anders was born July 11, 1932 in Houston, Texas to Rusk & […]

Dolly Anna Sanders

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Dolly Anna Sanders, at the age of sixty-nine, made her final move to heaven on September 23, 2020, after unforeseen health issues. She was born on June 30, 1951 in Houston, Texas, to parents, Reuben Edwards and Coleen Cardin Edwards. One of four children, Dolly was preceded in death by both her parents and her two siblings, Wanda, Frank, and […]

Calvary Fairfield schedules revival

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Calvary Baptist Church of Fairfield will be holding a revival next week and the local congregation is excited to invite everyone to attend the ‘Revive!’ services. At a time when the Corona Virus pandemic has forced churches across our nation to find new ways of reaching not only their congregation but continuing to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, the […]