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Shelby County Fatality Crash


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash yesterday morning 10-13-19 on SH 7, inside the city limits of Joaquin.


The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 11:30 a.m., a 2017 Chevrolet van was traveling west when for unknown reasons the van crossed over the center of the roadway and into the eastbound lane where it struck a 2010 GMC pickup that was towing a travel trailer.


The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the Peace. The identity of the driver is not available at this time pending notification of next of kin.


The driver of the GMC is identified as 69-year-old Michael Webb from Etoile. Webb and a passenger were not injured during the crash.


This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

 

 

 

 

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Construction on the Downtown Center Square Continues


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As construction on the downtown Center city square continues more of San Augustine Street is being closed off. So prepare for even more detours. The project is expected to take at least a year, with each section of the square taking around 3 months to complete so this will be a lengthy process. For more information on the construction project click here:

 

 

Another Detour in Place 

 

 

 

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Football Scores


 

 


Center 62

Tarkington 42


Garrison 0

Timpson 7


Joaquin 60

Linden Kildare 15


Hull Daisetta 0

San Augustine 83

 

Shelbyville 16

Deweyville 2

 

Carthage 21

Van 7


Jasper 51

Shepherd 21

 

 


 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 16th day of October, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse at 200 San Augustine Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas to deliberate and consider action on the following items:


1. Approve and pay weekly expenses.

2. Approve current payroll.

3. Public comments on Agenda item.

4. Jan Nash to give update on Tyson Project.

5. Discuss and possibly approve repairs for JP 4/ Constable Pct. 4 office.

6. Ajourn.


 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday October 15, 2019 at
6:00 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.


Open Forum.


Council approval of the previous meeting’s minutes.


Monthly Reports:


Utility Billing Manager Report - Monthly Receipts & Adjustments Report.

 

Public Works -Update – Departmental Updates

 

Economic Development – Report

 

Public Safety - Report

 

Council approval on Payment of Bills.

 

Discussion & Council Action on water rates for outside city limits customers.

 

Discussion & Council Action on using Hotel Motel Tax fund for Christmas Event.

 

Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting-Personnel Matters (551.074).

 

Personnel Reviews- Staff 

 

Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session.

 

Adjournment.

 

 

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Center Council Meeting Canceled


 

 

The regularly scheduled council meeting for Monday 10-14-19 has been canceled.

 

 

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2019 Polaris Raffle Winner


 

 

Congratulations, Mr. Cecil Strong on winning the 2019 Polaris Ranger 500, benefiting Shelby County Outreach Ministries and its programs. 


We want to thank all who donated on behalf of this fundraiser.  Together, we are being the hands and heart of Christ by feeding the hungry and assisting the needy. 

 

 

A special thanks to each of our sponsors: Woodmen of the world, ACE Hardware of East Texas, Sanford & Sons Lawncare, Shady Oaks, JML Management, K&L Contractors, Porterfield Timber Harvesting, Inc., Farmers State Bank, Center Glass, Hopkins Towing & Recovery, Shelby Savings Bank, Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Pup & Sudz, Blake Furniture, Regina Danley (Hempworx), and Boles Feed.  

 

 

 

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Garrison Thefts


 

 

An ongoing investigation by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office has led to two felony arrest involving burglary cases. Investigators have been working multiple Burglary and Theft cases since September 16, 2019 that all occurred in the Garrison area. All these cases have been linked to two suspects, Mark Dziedzic & Corey Jimerson for the following cases.

 

Burglary of Building (Stole a 2007 Honda ATV) Recovered


Burglary of Habitation & UUMV (2005 Camo Yamaha UTV - Recovered) 6 firearms stolen (3 have been recovered)

 

 

Mark Dziedzic

 

 

Corey Jimerson


Theft- felony 3rd degree Multiple tools and equipment ($10,000 Welder/Generator Recovered)
UUMV- 1993 Dodge Dually Diesel stolen from Bulldog Tire in Garrison. (Recovered)

During this ongoing investigation, Investigators interviewed multiple witnesses including the suspects, executed search warrants and searched multiple pieces of property and was able to recover a majority of the stolen property. During this investigation and recovery of evidence, investigators were able to link both suspects to the crimes that had taken place.

 

Mark Dziedzic 24 years of age was arrested on 09-17-2019 by Investigators with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office at his residence in Garrison, Texas. He was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on charges of Burglary of a habitation a 2nd felony, Theft a state jail felony, Burglary of a building a state jail felony and UUMV – state jail felony. 

 

During the investigation, Corey Jimmerson  36 years of age was also identified as another suspect in the case. A warrant was issued for his arrest for Burglary of Habitation 2nd degree felony,  Burglary of Building a state jail felony and  theft a state jail felony.  

 

Jimmerson was arrested on 10-08-2019 at his residence on Cr. 271. Jimmerson attempted to flee from deputies and was found hiding underneath a trailer house. After a long search Jimmerson was taken into custody without incident. Jimmerson was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on the above charges. Jimmerson was also charged with evading arrest or detention a Class A misdemeanor. 

 

Both subjects remain in the Nacogdoches County Jail. 

 

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Excelsior Halloween Carnival


 

 

Excelsior Halloween Carnival  Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.  Come and help us make this the best carnival ever.  join in the fun, games, costume contest, food, and lots of take a chance prizes.  Hope to see you there!!

 


 

 

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UPDATE: Saturday's Center parade route has been changed! 


 

 

Due to construction starting on the Downtown Streetscape Project, parts of the Downtown Center Square will be blocked during Homecoming Weekend. The Homecoming Parade scheduled for Saturday, October 12th at 4 p.m. will now move to the Center High School area. Participants in the parade will line up and assemble at the New Center Elementary Parking Lot.

 

The Parade will then move across the street and proceed past the Panola College Building and Tennis Courts, turning right at the Stadium and proceeding past the Agriculture Buildings, looping around the High School, and finishing at the New Elementary.

 

The public is asked to use existing parking areas at the Baseball Fields, Tennis Courts, and Cafeteria/Stadium areas. Please use caution when traveling in the school zones and enjoy the festivities! The parade will return to the Downtown Square in 2020, thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

 

 

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29th Annual Sassafras Festival


 

 

 

 

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Appendix C3: Boil Water Notice Rescinded


 


ON 10/ 02//2019, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Paxton public water system, 2100031 to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.   


The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of 10/08/2019.  

 
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Stacey Cranford at 903-692-4313
   

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2019 Shelby County Broiler Show Results


 

 

The 2019 East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler Sale brought over $135,000 with the grand champion pen of broilers selling for $7,000.00.


Sixty-eight Shelby County 4-H and FFA youth exhibited at this year's show, with 40 pens of broilers making the sale. We would like to give special thanks to Judge Jacob Coppage for taking the time to come judge the show. Mr. Coppage spoke to several of the exhibitors and gave them several tips on how to grow an outstanding broiler.


The results of the show are as follows:


1. Kalei Larock of Center FFA sold her grand champion pen of broilers to Farmer’s State
Bank for $7,000.00.


2. Lance Holloway of Center FFA won reserve champion honors with his pen of broilers,
which sold to Borders Poultry Supply for $6,000.


Other Shelby County 4-H and FFA members selling their pens and buyers were:


3. Kiptyn Phelps, Shelby County 4-H; Rick Campbell in honor of James & Mona Campbell; $5,999.00

 

4. Cale Cornelius, Timpson FFA; High Roller Wells and Spartan Structures; $5,000.00

 

5. Blake Collard, Center FFA; Ace Hardware of East Texas and East Texas Poultry; $3,500.00

 

6. Autum Andrusick, Shelby County 4-H; Hammer Equipment, K&L Contractors, JML
Management, ULTRA, Klein Cattle and Chubby Chicks; $2,500.00

 

7. Collin Lloyd, Shelbyville FFA; Deep East Texas Electric Co-op; $2,400.00

 

8. Klayton Larock, Center FFA; Despino Tire; $1,750.00

 

9. Mason Hughes, Joaquin FFA; Bird Forestry; $2,500.00

 

10. Clayton Hinton, Shelbyville FFA; First Financial Bank; $3,000.00

 

11. Jacie Lee, Shelby County 4-H; Sandhill Wrecker; $2,700.00

 

12. Taylor Gutermuth, Timpson FFA; Shelby County Farm Bureau; $2,800.00

 

13. Brayden Britt, Center FFA; Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters; $3,000.00

 

14. Julie Bird, Center FFA; Heritage Land Bank; $3,600.00

 

15. Megan Gutermuth, Timpson FFA; Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters;
 $3,000.00

 

16. Kolton Smelley, Timpson FFA, Foster Forestry; $3,000.00

 

17. Camryn Crouch, Shelby County 4-H; Rydaco; $4,000.00

 

18. Guner Youngblood, Shelby County 4-H; Port-A-Cool; $3,700.00

 

19. Trista Britt, Center FFA; Ray Jones Chevrolet; $2,250.00

 

20. Hannah Wages, Center FFA; Shelby County Farm Bureau; $2,200.00

 

21. Carter Bell, Shelby County 4-H; President Donald Trump; $3,000.00

 

22. Kensleah Loftin, Joaquin FFA; American State Bank; $2,700.00

 

23. Emma Reese Whiteside, Shelby County 4-H; Borders Poultry Supply; $2,250.00

 

24. Wesley Wages, Center FFA; State Representative Chris Paddie; $2,500.00

 

25. Eli Bush, Center FFA; 4-B Trucking and DB Farms; $2,500.00

 

26. Hannah Hicks, Tenaha FFA; Sandhill Wrecker; $2,500.00

 

27. Sutton Link, Shelby County 4-H; McAdams Propane; $3,000.00

 

28. Mason Barbee, Shelby County 4-H; Ace Hardware of East Texas and East Texas
Poultry; $2,750.00

 

29. Kyleigh Hendricks, Shelbyville FFA; Southern Fluid Solutions; $3,250.00

 

30. Emilee Elliott, Center FFA; Bird Forestry; $4,000.00

 

31. Camille Greer, Shelby County 4-H; Link Charolais and Mrs. Odessa Link; $3,000.00

 

32. Kenley Ramos, Center FFA; Governor Greg Abbott; $4,000.00

 

33. Ryker Tomlin, Center FFA; High Roller Wells and Spartan Structures; $3,750

 

34. Evan O’Rear, Shelby County 4-H; East Texas Surveying & Mapping and Raymond
 Construction; $3,250.00

 

35. Alexis Truitt, Center FFA; Ace Hardware of East Texas and East Texas Poultry;
 $2,750.00

 

36. John Austin Ford, Shelby County 4-H; R & D Distributing, Fish & Still, Center Tire
 Company and Keith Oswalt Logging; $3,000.00

 

37. Laura Anne Scull, Shelby County 4-H; Bird Forestry; $4,500.00

 

38. Colton Gutermuth, Timpson FFA; Pilgrim’s Pride; $3,800.00

 

39. Hollie Hamilton, Joaquin FFA, Hammer Equipment, K&L Contractors, JML
Management, ULTRA, Klein Cattle, Chubby Chicks, Shelby Savings Bank and
General Shelters; $2,900.00

 

40. Mason Perry, Center FFA; Shelby Veterinary Associates, Citizens Bank, David &
Renea Sanders, Matthews Real Estate, Sabine State Bank, Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters

 

Kalei Larock, a senior at Center High School, will be awarded a $500 scholarship from
Shelby Savings Bank for being the highest placing senior with her pen of broilers at Center’s
awards ceremony.


Thanks goes to Boles Feed for the purchase of the wing bands and the wing-banding for the
broilers.


Thank you to 4-L Logging for donating the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion buckles.
Tyson Foods - Carthage brought every pen that was under $2,600.00 up to $2,600.00 and added $25.00 to each pen.


Wiggins Farms and Elite Hair Design added $50.00 to each pen.
Center Glass added $25.00 to each pen.


We would like to take this time to say thank you from the Shelby County 4-H and FFA members and the Broiler Show Committee to Contributors, for their generous contributions and to the many volunteers that help make the annual “Broiler Show and Auction” the great event that it is every year!

 


 

 

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Shelby County Poultry Festival Sky Footage


 

 

 

Thanks to Mr. Walter Bounds for sharing this footage with us of the East Texas Poultry Festival.

 

 

 

 

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Road Closure and Construction on the Center Square


 

 

 

 

 


Portions of the downtown Center City square are being closed off by Fain the construction company hired to complete the Downtown Streetscape project. Drivers will have to use a different route as Austin Street is blocked by a fence. If you are unaware of the City of Center Streetscape Project click this link for more information.

 

 

 

Section of the square being fenced off for construction

 

The streetscape project will take approximately one year to complete and will be done in sections of the square at a time so get ready for future delays once this side of the square construction is finished. The City of Center released the following regarding the construction in a press release in August of this year.

 

"Construction will be divided into four distinct segments comprised of one intersection and half blocks in each direction.  The initial construction zone will include the intersection of San Augustine and Austin and extend one-half block up each street.  Upon substantial completion of that quadrant, construction will proceed clockwise around the square concluding with the Shelbyville St corner. After completion of the major roadwork and sidewalks, the landscaping and lighting with be finished. Construction should last approximately three months for each quadrant and be completed near September, 2020.  Detour signage will be placed to assist drivers to avoid the intersection under construction.  Existing sidewalk access to all businesses will be available throughout the entirety of the project but adjacent parking will be impacted."

 

 

Road closure on the Center Square

 

It would appear that we are all in for a long wait for the construction to be finished. Center Broadcasting Company did contact the City of Center, City Manager Chad Nhreing's office, but he was unable to meet with us. Construction on the square was supposed to begin earlier this year according to a statement released from the City of Center. Click this link to view the statement. 

 

The City of Center also released the statement below prior to the East Texas Poultry Festival.

 

 

"STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION POSTPONED UNTIL AFTER POULTRY FESTIVAL

 

With timing of initial construction sliding into mid-Sept, the City and contractor have today mutually agreed to postpone major demolition until the day following the Poultry Festival.  This should avoid any imposition on the annual event or unnecessary hazardous situations.  This extra two weeks will also allow the contractor sufficient time to guarantee initial deliveries so as to minimize any period between demolition and commencing installation of new materials."

 

 

 

Workers next to fence photo by David Jacobs

 

 

If you need to contact the City of Center their phone number is (936) 598-2941.

 

If you need to contact Fain Construction their phone number is (512) 924-7749.

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 Poultry Festival Car Show Results


 

 

 

 

People's Choice Winner

Michael Stringer 1984 Chevy C-10

 

Pre-1972 Cars

1st place — Mike Bombeck — '32 Ford Coupe

2nd Place — Ryan Mackey — 1969 Chevy Camaro

3rd Place — Billy Bob McAdams — 1966 Bronco Roadster


1972 and newer

1st Place — Mitchell Hughes — 1979 Ford Bronco

2nd Place — Michael Stringer — 1984 Chevy C-10

3rd Place — Brad Jones — 2017 Dually


Motorcycles

1st Place — Luke Garrett

2nd Place — Luke Garrett

3rd Place — Luke Garrett

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Quilt Show Photos


 

 

 

For photos of the quilt show click here:

 

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

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Poultry Festival Photography Contest Best of Show & People Choice


 

 

Congratulations to Lawrence Davis who won both best in show and people's choice award at this year's East Texas Poultry Festival photography contest.

 

 

Lawrence Davis with his people's choice award-winning photo, source: his Instagram

 

 

 

Best of Show photo by Lawrence Davis 

 

 

Letter from Bille Jones with the Photography Show


Well, another year is done. This made 10 years I’ve been Photography coordinator at the ETPF at Vision Source office. I want to thank Dr. Randy Collard for allowing me to overtake his office with all those photographs, 195 entries this year!  A very special thanks to the members of the Piney Woods Photographic Society for helping me to set up, take down and host the exhibit by greeting everyone who came through the exhibit and answered any questions anyone had the past 4 days. I hope anyone that came through the exhibit enjoyed it. Now a day of rest and on to more photography!

 

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

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Poultry Festival Wing It - Hot Wing Eating Contest Winner


 

 

Congratulations to Jason Field the winner of the Poultry Festival hot wing eating contest. 

 

 

Jason Field

 

 

For the photo gallery click here:

 

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

 

 

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Poultry Festival Clucking Contest Results


 

 

 

 

 

PEEPS: AGE 5 AND UNDER

 

1. PAISLEY

2. RHYLAND FOLSOM

3. TIE: VANCE PAYNE ELLISYN GANDY

 

CHICKS AGE 6-11

 

1. ZAC PAYNE

2. OLIVIA LOWE

3. SHAMIECE

 

PULLETS: 12-16

 

1. CALYN GRAMMER

2. TJ  BOLTON

3. MARISSA CRAWFORD


 

ROOSTERS AND HENS 17 AND UP

 

1. CLAYTON PAUL WINDHAM

2. KATELYN JACKSON

3. TIE: B ADDISON AND OLIVIA HATFIELD

 

 

 

Clayton Paul Windham 1st Place 17 & Up Clucker

 

 

For the photo gallery click here:

 

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

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Center Noon Lions Club Truck Raffle & Shelby County Outreach ATV Raffle Winners


 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Fred Wulf this year's winner of the Center Noon Lions Club truck raffle.

 

Congratulations also go out to the $250 cash prize winners: Becky Harkness, Matt, and Britney Foster, Debrora Worsham, the Pustka Kids. 

 

 

 

Center Noon Lions Club Truck

 

 

 

 

Lions Club Drawing

 

 

Congratulations to Cecil Strong winner of this year's Shelby County Outreach Ministries Poultry Festival ATV Raffle.  

 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries ATV Josh Crawford with the Outreach Pictured

 

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

 

 

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Historic Brick Winner


 

 

Congratulations to Aurora Concepts owner Dawn Barnes who won the auction for the Historic J.J.E. Gibbson brick for $2,700. The money raised will go to help the Shelby County Historic Society. Pictured below is her mother Donna Kay Thompson who claimed the brick for her. 

 

 

Donna Kay Thompson claims the brick for her daughter

 

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

 

 

 

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Poultry Festival 5K and Fun Run Results


 

 

 

Click Here for the Chicken Trot 5K Overall Results 

 

 

For the photo gallery click here

 

 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rooster Breakfast at Raymond Motor Company


 

 

 

 

The Rooster Breakfast, Sponsored by East Texas Poultry Supply, is a new fun addition to the Saturday morning activities Poultry Festival weekend.

 

Saturday morning, October 5th at 8 a.m. at Raymond Motors, the Center High School Culinary Arts students will be serving breakfast. This will be perfect for the 5K runners following the race as well as all spectators, Broiler Show participants and the early birds getting ready for the car show.  All activities will be taking place on and near the downtown square and Raymond Motors.

 

The menu will be:


    Apple Pie Burrito  $3.00
    Southwest Breakfast Burrito  $3.00
    Granola Trail Mix   $2.00 per bag
    Bottle Water - $1.00
    Gatorade - $2.00
    Canned Soda - $1.00

 

Come hungry!
 

Center Broadcasting Coverage of the Poultry Festival is brought to you by Borders Poultry Supply, Campbell Portable Buildings, John Burns Farmers Insurance, Mangum Funeral Home, Mathews Realty, and Taylor Funeral Home

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-4-19


 

 

 

 

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