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Mark Epperson Chapter United States Daughters of 1812 Registrar Nancy Belford welcomed new chapter member Nina Plumlee at the April meeting.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, will be the Primary Runoff Election where the candidates that qualified, will run to see who will represent their party in the general election in November.

A Walk in the Garden

The Cass County Master Gardener’s will host its Fifth Annual “A Walk in the Garden” beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21.

L-K students, staff give back to community

Students and staff of Linden-Kildare High School give back to their community on Friday, May 13th by performing acts of kindness in and around Linden.

A safe, warm smile

Depending on WHY you are going into the Cass County Enforcement & Justice Center and Court House, located on Highway 8 in Linden, Texas, will undoubtedly set your mood and your thoughts for the

Boyce wins Region 8

On May 13, Colby Boyce from Atlanta ISD Middle School was chosen as the Region 8 Middle School Principal of the Year for being an outstanding school leader.

Columns & Opinions

TEXAS HISTORY MINUTE

Tex Ritter became one of country music’s most famous stars just as it was becoming known nationwide.

Early runoff voting ends Friday

Early voting in the May 24 primary runoff elections ends Friday, May 20.

John Segraves’ heart was failing him. He couldn’t work in the yard or enjoy his grandkids’ activities without feeling drained and exhausted.

TEXAS HISTORY MINUTE

Success sometimes comes from the most unlikely places. Those intrepid souls willing to take a chance are the ones who change the course of their own lives and sometimes their own communities.

Voters back property tax amendments

Texas voters overwhelmingly approved two proposed amendments on Saturday that will provide property tax relief to homeowners.

TEXAS HISTORY MINUTE

To accomplish great things, one must be willing to perform great work over a great span of time.

Sports

Bloomburg thumps Fruitvale 11-1, wins Regional Semifinal crown

Bloomburg ripped Fruitvale 11-1, in a 1-game playoff scenario on May 13, and earned a Regional Semifinal title in the process.

Lady Bulldogs’ historic playoff run ends

Queen City’s softball team has been on a historic run.

After a district championship the Lady Bulldogs earned a Bi-District title and followed that up with an Area championship.

That’s a wrap

Arguably the most exciting season in Lady Bulldog softball history ended last Saturday with a heartbreaking loss to Mt. Vernon.

Jackson Lee signs with

Linden-Kildare senior, Jackson Lee, signed a letter of intent on May 12, to play college baseball at Central Baptist College in Conway, Ark. Photo courtesy of Tiger Tracks Yearbook

Both Atlanta and Queen City baseball players earned District 14-3A honors recently.

Atlanta

Local UIL State Track and Field competitors

Atlanta’s 4x100m relay team of Zakyus Jackson, Markeylin Batton, Isaiah Chandler and JaBranden Wells won a gold medal after winning the 4x100m relay race at the UIL State Track and Field competi

Lifestyle

Proclamation Issued for Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

Becky Wilbanks and the Sons of the American of the American Revolution proclaimed May 18 through May 21, 2022, Law Enforcement Appreciation Week. The proclamation was issued as follows:

Rosser is scholarship recipient

This year’s Cypress Valley A&M Club Scholarship recipient is Brant Rosser. Brant will be a junior at Texas A&M University for the 2022/23 school year.

Free Music Concert

Thirteen Queen City High School

Thirteen Queen City High School senior welders traveled to Jefferson High School on Apr. 28, and received their AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Certifications.

Atlanta High School’s Art Club is hosting a Spring Student Art Show and Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily beginning on Monday, May 9 and going on until Thursday, May 12.

Obituaries

Patricia Buster

Patricia Buster, age 71, of Atlanta, Texas, passed from this life, Thursday, May 12, 2022, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.

James Kirkland

Services for James Kirkland, 87, of Athens, were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Lilley officiating. Interment was at 3:00 p.m.

Mary Helen Thomas

Mary Helen “Sister” (Greene) Thomas, age 87, of Texarkana, Texas passed away on May 5, 2022.

BRENDA BEDGOOD BROWN

Brenda Joyce Bedgood Brown passed from this life on April 2, 2022, at her home in Atlanta, TX. Brenda was born in Houston, TX to Ella Ruth (Nelson) and Calvin L. Bedgood on July 22, 1961.

James Paul Baker

James Paul Baker, age 82, of Douglassville, Texas, passed way of natural causes, Monday, April 18, 2022 in a Little Rock, Arkansas hospital.

Angela Heath Barnesth Barnes

Born and raised in Douglassville, Angela was one that could do it all.

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