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21
Apr

Kaleb Sims speaks to Lions Club

By Tom Hawkins
Kaleb Sims was the speaker for the Groesbeck Lions Club at last week’s meeting. He was introduced by Shawn Harkins, Lions Club program chairman for April.
Sims in his talk to the Lions Club discussed his recent campaign for U. S. Congressman District 17. He discussed his decision to seek the position as he was not totally satisfied with the job current Congressman Bill Flores of Bryan was doing. In addition to Sims and Flores, Bill Patterson of Waco and Timothy Beslando of Bryan also sought the seat. Flores won the primary election and will face Democrat William Matta in November.
Sims was the first person from Limestone County to run for Congress since 1946 when the late Judge Fountain Kirby ran for Congress but lost to longtime Congressman Olin Teague.

Thu
21
Apr

Groesbeck Ex-Students Association having fundraiser for scholarship fund

By Tom Hawkins
For many years the Groesbeck Ex-Students Association has given five $1,000 scholarships to graduating GHS seniors each year.
In order to continue this worthwhile practice the Groesbeck Ex-Students Association is having a special fundraiser.
The fundraiser will be a drawing for a $1,000 Visa Gift Card.
The drawing for this fundraiser will be Friday, September 9, at the halftime of the Groesbeck-- Mexia football game. One does not have to be present to win.
Donations for the drawing are one ticket for $5.00 or five tickets for $20.
Tickets may be purchased at the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce office in the Groesbeck Convention Center or from various ex-students. Tickets for the drawing will also be available at various special events. The tickets will also be available at various businesses with a list of these businesses to be published in the near future.

Thu
21
Apr

Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce hears presentation on home health

By Tom Hawkins
The Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce held its monthly general membership meeting on Thursday, April 14, in the Club Room of the Groesbeck Convention Center.
Chamber president, Joan McEntyre, presided.
The program of the day was on home health with such programs available locally. The program was introduced by Katrina Garner of Texas Home Health. She is also a Chamber of Commerce officer.
Dr. Frank Boyd of the Family Medicine Center in Groesbeck spoke on the value of having a home health program available in the community. Dr. Boyd and Dr. Jeffrey Rettig of Rettig Family Health Care of Groesbeck are both visiting physicians in a visiting physicians group.
Also attending the meeting and citing the value of home health were Lori Smith, a nurse practitioner and Courtney Morphet, LVN, both of Waco. This pair works in the home health field and spoke on the values of such a program.

Thu
21
Apr

Bogus IRS Collection Calls Contiune

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office has had a few calls from citizens advising that they have received bogus IRS collection calls. The caller states that they are with the IRS and have filed a lawsuit against the victim for back taxes. Of course, this is false, but the target of the scams are usually the elderly and often fall victim to this crime. It is very similar to the caller saying you missed Jury duty or have a warrant out and try to get the victim to pay with a Green Dot Visa card.
The IRS WILL NOT CALL indivduals by telephone requesting payments of any type. The IRS will only conduct their official business through the U.S. Postal Service. Do Not provide any personal information; Social Security Number, Date of Birth or other information to a caller.
Contributed from Limestone County Sheriff's Office

Thu
21
Apr

GISD, City of Groesbeck early voting will be at Groesbeck Convention Center; starts on Monday

By Tom Hawkins
The city of Groesbeck and the Groesbeck Independent School announce that early voting for both entities will be held at the Groesbeck Convention Center which is located at 106 East Navasota Street in Groesbeck. Early voting will being on this Monday, April 25.
Early voting for the school and city of Groesbeck elections will begin on Monday, April 25 and will continue through May 3. Early voting hours for April 25 though 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.
Election day will be Saturday, May 7, with the polls being open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election day voting for both the GISD and the city of Groesbeck will also be at the Groesbeck Convention Center.
In the city of Groesbeck election a mayor and three city council members are to be elected.

Thu
21
Apr

South Limestone Hospital District Board of Directors Election to be held

Early voting for the South Limestone Hospital District Board of Directors Election will begin Monday, April 25, 2016 and end Wednesday May 3, 2016. Early voting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Limestone County Courthouse, 200 W. State Street.
On Election Day, Saturday, May 7, 2016, the polling place will be Groesbeck Convention Center, 108 E. Navasota Street, and the hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Five individuals are seeking election for four positions in the general election for South Limestone Hospital District board of Directors.
Don Waller
Shirley Spivey
Martha L. Stanton
Janice Hughes
Wesley Sims Byrd
Voters will be asked to vote for four individuals to fill each four year term.

Thu
21
Apr

Young horse enthusiasts show their equestrian skills

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
The annual Limestone County Fair Association horse show is now history, and the 23 young horseback riders who took part in it on Sunday, April 10, showed those watching what they have learned in their short years.
Parents and other family members as well as trainers and well-wishers watched with interest the horseback riders, all either 4-H or FFA, as Ed Cate, of Rhome, judged the youth.
The participants were divided by age: Clover Division for 5-8 year-olds; Junior Division for 9-13 year-olds; and Senior Division for 14-18 year-olds.
The areas of competition were:
• Halter Classes, which included all ages together.
• Showmanship for each age group.
• Clover Division, which included walking and trotting the horse, and barrel racing.
• Junior Division, which included Western Trail, Western Pleasure, barrel racing and poles.

Thu
21
Apr

Limestone County jail could score inmate housing deal

Limestone County Sheriff Dennis Wilson told commissioners court that Robertson County officials have contacted him about possibly housing some their inmates for eight to 10 months while the Robertson County jail and sheriff’s office are renovated. The commissioners heard this news at their April 11 meeting and also dealt with other matters concerning the Sheriff’s Office, including declaring a week to honor dispatchers, hearing the statistics for both the Sheriff’s Office and Juvenile Detention Center, and approving the purchase of two used unmarked vehicles for the Sheriff’s Office.
 
Thu
21
Apr

GISD, City of Groesbeck Election

The city of Groesbeck and the Groesbeck Independent School announce that early voting for both entities will be held at the Groesbeck Convention Center which is located at 106 East Navasota Street in Groesbeck. Early voting will being on this Monday, April 25. Early voting for the school and city of Groesbeck elections will begin on Monday, April 25 and will continue through May 3.
 
Thu
21
Apr

Bryce Rand

Bryce Rand, 12, of Groesbeck, walks his Limousin steer around the arena at the county fairground show barn, on Thursday, April 14, the first day of the Limestone County Fair and Youth Livestock Show. The steer show was not to be held until the next day, but ag teacher Kevin Devrow, not shown, said he wanted his students and their animals to get used to the drill.
 

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