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Apr

Groesbeck Lions Club has interesting program on bee keeping

By Tom Hawkins
Wayne Ball of Lake Limestone presented a very interesting program on bee keeping at the Groesbeck Lions Club on Wednesday, April 20. Ball was introduced to the club by Shawn Harkin, who is serving as Lions Club program chairman for the month of April.
Ball became interested in bee keeping and has been involved in his bee keeping hobby in recent years.
In pointing out the importance of bees in the process of pollination, Ball stated that Einstein once said, “If the honey bee disappeared it could be the end of civilization.” While everyone equates the manufacturing of honey with the bee, bees are very good and important for pollination.
Ball stated that the average bee hive has from 40,000 to 60,000 bees. He also informed the Lions Club members that the early beekeepers were monks.

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28
Apr

Local election early voting began on Monday; election day is Sat., May 7

By Tom Hawkins
Early voting by personal appearance for local elections began on Monday of this week and will continue through Tuesday, May 3. Entities in the area having elections on May 7, include the Groesbeck Independent School, city of Groesbeck, South Limestone Hospital District, and the city of Kosse.
Here is a look at these elections:
GISD & CITY OF GROESBECK
The city of Groesbeck and the Groesbeck Independent School District will conduct early voting by personal appearance at the Groesbeck Convention Center which is located at 106 East Navasota Street in Groesbeck.
Early voting for the school and the city of Groesbeck began on Monday of this week (April 25) and will continue through May 3. Early voting hours for April 25 through April 29 will be between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting hours on Monday and Tuesday, May 2- 3, will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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28
Apr

Cynthia Ann Garden Club’s May Day activities set for May 6

By Tom Hawkins
For the past few years the Cynthia Ann Garden Club has been celebrating May Day with a plant sale and other activities in Hawkins Park.
This year, the Club will be celebrating May Day with another plant sale in the park; however, the event will be on Friday May 6. May Day traditionally falls on May 1st, and May 1 is on Sunday this year.
The activities for the Garden Club on May 6, will include the previously mentioned plant sale plus picnic lunches and baked goods. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and as stated previously the event will be in Hawkins Park.
The plant sale will include a large variety of plants including some very pretty and colorful flowers.

Thu
28
Apr

Groesbeck ISD school board has busy regular school board meeting; board president recognized

By Tom Hawkins
The Board of Trustees of the Groesbeck Independent School District met on Monday, April 18, for a regular school board meeting. The meeting had a rather busy agenda.
Scott Wilson, board president, presided during the meeting. Other board members present were Tom Sutton, Randy Hunter, Bridgett Jackson Tatum, Bob Waller, Chris Rand, and Bill David Sadler. Several visitors were also present for the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the school district’s Mission Statement was read by Tom Sutton.
Dr. Harold Ramm, superintendent, gave the board an update on student enrollment with the total student enrollment being 1,856.
Scott Wilson, current board president and longtime board member, was presented a plaque for his 12 years of service on the Board of Trustees. He was thanked by the school administration for his hard work and dedication to the school district and for the many long hours he devoted to the district.

Thu
28
Apr

So much science

What do lemons, Peeps and moldy bread have in common with 143 Groesbeck fourth graders?
They were all part of the annual Fourth Grade Science Exhibit that was held at Enge Washington Elementary last Friday.
Future scientists proudly demonstrated and explained their projects to parents, other students and teachers that stopped by their table during the Exhibit.
Job Well Done to all the participants!

Thu
28
Apr

Sneaky snakes are out and about

Last Wednesday seemed to be a day of snake stories with three seperate incidents being reported.
The first sighting was on a very local level. One of Groesbeck's restraurants had one of the slithering creatures sliding across their parking lot. Employees saw the snake and notified the manager, who came out and killed the copperhead before it could cause any real mayhem. It was thought to be a "momma" snake, due to another smaller snake being killed just the day before in the same area.

Thu
28
Apr

A tree grows in Groesbeck

In celebration of Earth Day, the fourth grade class at Groesbeck Enge-Washington Elementary joins in as a Live Oak tree is planted in front of the school.
Holly Black, Fourth Grade Science teacher, explains the idea behind the planting of the tree, "We had learned about the carbon dioxide and oxygen cycle & how plants give out oxygen then we breathe in, then we breathe out carbon dioxide that the trees take in. I wanted to share with them the importance of trees and what better way on Earth Day."
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.
A special thank you goes out to the Groesbeck I.S.D. grounds men that helped set up and plant the tree and to Golden Roots Trees for the donation of the tree.

Thu
28
Apr

City to pursue manual traffic controls for police

Groesbeck Mayor Ray O’Docharty told city council members at their April 19 meeting that the city is pursuing obtaining manual controls of traffic signals at the intersection of Hwy. 14, or Ellis, and Hwy. 164, or Yeagua, especially after the accident on March 22, when Police Chief and City Administrator Chris Henson was struck by a tractor-trailer while directing traffic. O’Docharty directed his remarks also to Henson himself, who had recovered enough to attend the April meeting as an observer. O’Docharty welcomed Henson to the meeting and expressed the council’s concern.

 

Thu
28
Apr

Early voting began Monday; Election day is May 7

Early voting by personal appearance for local elections began on Monday of this week and will continue through Tuesday, May 3. Entities in the area having elections on May 7, include the Groesbeck Independent School, city of Groesbeck, South Limestone Hospital District, and the city of Kosse.   

 

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Thu
28
Apr

Sneaky snakes are out and about

Last Wednesday seemed to be a day of snake stories with three seperate incidents being reported. The first sighting was on a very local level. One of Groesbeck’s restraurants had one of the slithering creatures sliding across their parking lot. Employees saw the snake and notified the manager, who came out and killed the copperhead before it could cause any real mayhem. It was thought to be a “momma” snake, due to another smaller snake being killed just the day before in the same area.   

 

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