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Thu
09
Jun

Thornton church marks centennial with building dedication

 

A hundred years is a short span of time in history, but the congregation of Central Baptist Church of Thornton are looking back and reflecting on some monumental changes.

In May 1916, 25 people met with Brother J.W. Mayfield, of Mart, to form the Central Baptist Church of Thornton. On the same day, they ordered the pine lumber to begin construction on the first building. For six months they met at the Thornton School with their new pastor, R. W. Bullock. By November of the same year, the facility was completed.

 According to Joyce Campbell Jackson, one of the longtime members of the church, the facility had a balcony but no electricity, no restrooms, no water, nor fans for many years, “but we had the Bible,” she added.  

As time passed, a new facility replaced the old. In 1962, the church erected a brick facility.

Then, in 2006, through the labor of the Fellowship of Christian Builders, a new sanctuary was constructed.

Thu
09
Jun

Annual American Legion Awards presented at 8th Grade Promotion & Awards Program

 

 

By Tom Hawkins

The Groesbeck Middle School 8th grade promotion and academic awards program was held in the Groesbeck Middle School Gym on Thursday, June 2.

Several students participated in the program. The pledge to the United States flag was led by Kennedy Cox while Emily Miera directed the pledge to the Texas flag. The invocation was given by Cole Shugart. Middle School Principal Dayne Duncan gave words of  welcome. The benediction was given by Bradye Duncan.

Numerous awards were given during the program.

The annual American Legion Awards, given by Limestone County American Legion Post No. 228, were awarded to Haylie Mitchell, the daughter of Heath and Heather Mitchell, and Bradye Duncan, the son of Shellye and Dayne Duncan. The American Legion awards were presented by George Humble of American Legion Post No. 288.

Thu
09
Jun

Promotions & Awards presented for 8th Grade

The Groesbeck Middle School 8th grade promotion and academic awards program was held in the Groesbeck Middle School Gym on Thursday, June 2. Several students participated in the program. The pledge to the United States flag was led by Kennedy Cox while Emily Miera directed the pledge to the Texas flag. The invocation was given by Cole Shugart. Middle School Principal Dayne Duncan gave words of welcome.

 

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Thu
09
Jun

Lions Car Show slated for June 25, at City Park

The Groesbeck Lions Club’s 18th Annual Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show will be Saturday, June 25, at the Groesbeck City Park during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Lions Club is also having a raffle for a rifle with the drawing for the gun will be held during the car show.

 

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Thu
09
Jun

Chief Henson’s accident recovery progressing

Slow but sure is the order of the day for Groesbeck City Administrator and Police Chief Chris Henson as he recovers from being run over March 22 by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer while directing traffic at the intersection of Hwy. 14 and Hwy. 164. 

 

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Thu
02
Jun

Groesbeck Ex-Students Association News

 

 

The Groesbeck Ex-Students Association is reporting some payments of Ex-Students  dues and is also reporting several memorials which have been donated to the Association.

Dues have been received from Kenneth and Karen Stone Wietzikoski, Class of 1976; Jordan Wietzikoski, Class of 2000; and Jace Wietzikoski, Class of 2004.

Dues have also been received from Jerry Parmley, Class of  1955; Maxine Sims Baldwin, Class of 1954; and Mary Curl Jones, Class of 1947.

Mary Jones gave memorials for Edward H. Curl, Class of 1953, and Marie Curl Brous, Class of 1942. Tom Hawkins gave a memorial in memory of Agnes Gantt Blalock, Class of 1950.

Ex-Students dues are $10 per person per year. Dues, memorial donations and other scholarship donation may be mailed to the Groesbeck Ex-Students Association, P. O. Box 657, Groesbeck, Texas 76642.

Thu
02
Jun

El Camino Real, a National Historic Trail, came through Groesbeck and Limestone Co.

 

 

 

By Robert Hicks

Thu
02
Jun

Cynthia Ann Garden Club has luncheon and plant exchange

 

By Rubinell Pelham, Reporter

The Cynthia Ann Garden Club met for their final meeting for the summer at the Groesbeck Woman's Club on Thursday, May 26th.

Susan Hughes, president, opened the meeting with a prayer. Members had each brought either a salad or a dessert, and enjoyed a covered-dish luncheon. Hostesses for the afternoon were the Social Committtee: Joan McEntyre, Barbara Casey, Martha LeNoir and Sharen McMillan.

Members had each brought a plant to exchange. Members each drew a number. Barbara Downs and Ginger Fritz drew numbers and passed out a plant to the winner. There were many beautiful plants.

The club will resume their meetings in September.

 

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Thu
02
Jun

County to search for short-term prison operator

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners are looking for a company to operate the county prison on an interim basis for anticipated short-term contracts while they wait for a bigger contract to come through. Commissioners court dealt with this and other financial matters at their May 24 meeting, including discussing the need to raise fees at the Fairgrounds, accepting a financial report and making several budget resolutions; and also approving an agreement that would provide the county’s vital statistics to the state.

Commissioners voted on the decision to advertise for an interim operator for the prison after returning to open session from an executive session, which is closed to the public.

The Limestone County Detention Center is privately owned by the county and has been empty since June 2013.

Thu
02
Jun

Limestone bridge to be replaced at minimal cost

 

By Roxanne Thompson

Staff Writer

The Texas Department of Transportation is about to replace the bridge over Limestone County’s LCR 250, near Wortham, at no cost to the county, except for compensating the nearby landowner $5,000.

County Engineer Ted Kantor said that to meet the state’s current standards, the new bridge would need to be moved over onto what is now private land.

“Due to their design criterion and the geometry of the road and the creek, they can’t design and put it back where it is,” Kantor told the court. “It’s too close to the creek. We need to move it over onto David Bates’ property. Usually there is very little right-of-way acquisition in these deals; we wind up putting the bridge back where it was. You can ask the landowners to donate a little bit of land. I can’t tell you how far the bridge is moving over, but it’s moving over entirely on Mr. Bates’ property.”

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