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La Grange Police Issue Curfew Violations

La Grange Police Chief David Gilbreath reports on the following incidents his department responded to during the week of May 17-24.

 

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Holy Cross Reopens, Pastor Bible Class Continues

Holy Cross Lutheran Church has resumed services while complying with State guidelines for corporate worship. The Pastor’s Bible Class immediately follows the service in the sanctuary; however, all other Sunday School classes remain cancelled. Members 65 and older and those with underlying health conditions are encouraged to continue to worship from their homes.

 

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Precinct 3 Now Accounts for 15 of Our 18 Active Cases

This week the Fayette County Office of Emergency Management began reporting pre-cinct-by-precinct details about the spread of the coronavirus locally.

 

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Correction

A headline in the Tuesday edition incorrectly stated the deadline for the County Election Office to receive a mail-in ballot application for the Democratic runoff election for the July 14 primary.

 

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After Long Service to the City, Outgoing Councilman Eilert Gets His Own Day

John Eilert stepped down as a councilman for Ward 4 in La Grange at the city council meeting Tuesday night, May 26. He had served in that position for 12 years. The City Council took the opportunity to proclaim that day as John Eilert Day in La Grange.

 

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La Grange Scholarship Ceremony Like No Other

La Grange High School held its annual senior scholarship presentation ceremony Wednesday morning in the high school parking lot. In past years, the event took place in the basketball gym and usually lasted most of the morning as presenters would take pictures with each of the scholarship recipients. The school made some big changes to the ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic this year. Radio…

 

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New Food Pantry Should Open in June

The move-in date for the new AMEN food pantry looks like it will be sometime in June. The move will occur on a Tuesday so as not to disrupt the food distribution schedule of the pantry, and treasurer Garry Schellberg said the pantry won’t miss a single distribution day because of the move. Here’s a look inside the new food storage area.

 

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NBT Honors La Grange Firefighters

National Bank and Trust presented gifts to each of the members of the La Grange Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, May 26. Staff members from the bank wrote personalized thank you letters to each of the firefighters. Each firefighter was also presented with a custom-made baseball cap. “This is a token of our appreciation,” said NBT President Tracy Harris. “We know that you’re always there for…

 

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Farmers And Ranchers To Receive Direct Support For Losses Related To COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program is partnering with regional and local distributors, whose workforces have been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy, and meat and deliver boxes to Americans in need.

Financial Assistance Available For USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set up a…

 

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that little voice

My sister is looking back at our lives in the 40s and 50s and recalling incidents, family stories, and various memories she is putting to paper.

 

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COVID-19 Turning Tables on City vs. Rural

The virus shutdown circus is permanently popularizing on-line work from home, but it is also elevating the viability of trading urban high-rise confinement for a less urban “home on the range, which sounds a lot like a “home in La Grange,” that comfortably rural town where what’s really peaking is the ire of local business owners. Shutdown in the big cities, however, has been a hammer blow with…

 

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Funeral Home Hosts Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony

This year Koenig-Belvill Funeral Home & Cremations decided to hold their annual Memorial Day Ceremony virtually due to the recent COVID-19 operating procedures and in accordance with the CDC and local County Judge recommendations.

 

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Round Top-Carmine ISD Graduation Ceremony Set June 5

The Round Top-Carmine High School will have the 2020 graduation ceremony at Round Top Festival Institute on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Several guidelines will have to be followed in order to make this event possible. The ceremony is planned to be outdoors at this time, but the district will continue to evaluate the TEA guidelines. For more information, visit rtcisd.net.

 

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