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Pam Sheffield Reunites with Family in Sherman

Pam Sheffield, along with her two daughters, Sarah Holland and Allison Williford, traveled to Sherman to visit Pam’s birth father, step-mother and three sisters. Pete and Su-Zanne Hyatt welcomed them to their home for a family weekend visit. Also joining them were sisters, Carolyn DeMoss from New Mexico, Terri Richardson from Mississippi and Gerri Blankenship from Fort Worth. Gerri also brought…

 

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Shorthorns Forever To Livestream Oct. 21 Meeting

With COVID still affecting attendance at meetings and events, the Shorthorns Forever Association will broadcast a Facebook LIVE Stream on its Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, from its monthly meeting at DJ’s Bar at 10th Frame Bowl in Schulenburg.

 

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Winchester Area Civic Association Hosting Halloween Trunk-N-Treat

The Winchester Area Civic Association is sponsoring a Trunk-n-Treat from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, for the children of the Winchester area. Cars will be parked in the driveway of Zilss Hall, and children may walk or be driven through the drive so they can Trick or Treat. All COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to, with candy in plastic bags as well as face mask and social distancing…

 

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Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives in La Grange Partners with Prestigious Texas Online Archives

The Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives in La Grange is excited to announce its new partnership with the William J. Hill Artisans and Artists Archive. This virtual archive, created by the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, documents the lives, work, and products of Texas artisans and artists through 1900.

 

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Colorado Valley Donates to Animal Shelter, A.M.E.N.

Employees of Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative spent the month of September collecting donations for the A.M.E.N Food Pantry and the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter. Employees were encouraged to bring items needed by each charity. Items requested for the A.M.E.N Food Pantry were items that the food pantry is not allowed to purchase and included Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, sweetened…

 

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La Grange Native Lisa Johnson Named “Living Legend” by Houston Publication

Lisa Johnson was awarded A Living Legend by Houston’s newspaper African American News and Issues for her new release children’s book “A Magical Christmas Story-Mattress Mac The Helping Hero Of Houston.” Her book is on sale and released online at over 21 major retail stores including Walmart, Target, Barns and Nobel, Books-A-Million, eBay, Amazon, Google Books and more. Lisa been very busy working…

 

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Fatima Rosary Rally Held In La Grange

Hostyn Catholic Daughters sponsored a pro-life and Fatima Rosary rally at the rose garden gazebo in La Grange on Saturday, Oct. 10. Registration began at 11:45 a.m. A Fatima banner was placed in front. The rally began at noon with a song, Immaculate Mary, Angelus prayer, Fatima Rosary, Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Consecration prayer, Divine praises, sanctissima, and closing prayers of…

 

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REMEMBER WHEN?

Oct. 16-20, 1970 A farmhouse burglary in northern Fayette County netted enough weapons to start a small war.

 

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LG City Moving Forward With Plan to Close Beefhead Ditch

In other business at Monday’s meeting, Council authorized City Manager Shawn Raborn to begin seeking engineering services for a project to close in Beefhead Ditch. The ditch will be replaced with underground culverts. Raborn said the first phase of the project would involve covering the section of ditch alongside H-E-B. Raborn said the grocery store is planning a remodel.

 

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Italian Restaurant Opens in Former Bistro Locale

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s amore...and La Grange will be feeling more Italian a’more with the opening of Ere’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. Located on 108 S. Main St., Ere’s serves a reasonable priced full range of homemade Italian dishes from veal marsala, chicken cacciatore, shrimp florentine to of course fresh made pasta and pizza! Oh and can’t forget the “To die…

 

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Catholic Daughter Sunday Proclaimed

Fayette County Judge Joe Weber signed a proclamation last week designating Sunday Oct. 18 as Catholic Daughter Sunday. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas was instituted as an organization in 1903 for women with the purpose of growing in spirituality and working in faithful service and love for God. Joining him for the signing were members of the Hostyn Catholic Daughters #2282. Left to right:…

 

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Winchester 4-H Kids Paint Quilt Block

The Winchester 4-H Club painted a 4x4 Quilt Block. The Block will have vinyl lettering on it and will be displayed in a prominent place in Winchester. Those who worked in designing the block and painting it were: Saydee and Raynee Hart, Addison Fryer, Brazos Vick, Grayson Hart and Grant Fryer. Not pictured were: Shelby and Kenzy Hofferek and Mitchell Schulze. Melvin Schulze, Mindy Fryer and…

 

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COVID

As of Monday morning, Fayette County officials were reporting 11 active plus 21 probable cases of COVID-19 here. Last Monday there were 15 active cases here plus 16 probable.

 

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Heritage Fest 2020

The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center hosted its annual Heritage Fest on Saturday, Oct. 17.

 

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Lots of Public Comment at LG Council Meeting

Most of Monday’s La Grange City Council meeting consisted of comments from the public. Four others spoke at the meeting besides the comments from Myeva Armstrong regarding the Trump Train (which we detailed in last Friday’s edition).

 

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