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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Bryan Beavers had a strong enough lead in absentee and early votes to hold onto a 5 point margin to win the runoff for Sheriff in the Republican primary runoff election yesterday. With 100 per cent of the precincts reporting, Beavers had 52.48 per cent of the votes cast to Tim Spillman's 47.52 per cent. Incumbent Tonya Ratcliff had a strong lead in absentee votes, but lost by 6 per centage points to challenger Brenda Samples for the job of Tax Assessor Collector in Kaufman County. And, Terry Barber easily defeated incumbent Kenneth Schoen in the Republican Party run-off for County Commissioner in Precinct 3. Barber had 70.58 per cent of the votes to Schoen's 29.42 per cent. Barber will next face J. C. Jackson, the Democrat nominee, in November's general election.
Government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, which is a federal holiday. The post office, banks, and financial markets will also be closed for the holiday. However, essential personnel, such as police and fire, will be on the job as usual.
This weekend is the sixth annual Sport Air Racing League sanctioned race at Terrell Muinicipal Airport, which was named the Mark hardin Memorial Air Race in 2015 to honor the late Mark Hardin who died in a single-engine plane crash in Oklahoma in 2013. There is no charge for visitors to the airport to watch the race, which starts at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at the airport. Pilots will fly a 130 nautical mile course. Event organizers say there will also be gourmet cajun and american food available from vendors at the event.
The funeral for Jenna Ortolani, who passed away May 21st, at the age of 61, will be today at 12 o'clock noon at the Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service.
Mara Lee Nichols passed away May 20th at the ageo of 89. Arrangements are pending at the Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell.
The funeral service for Lisa cotton, who passed away Saturday at the age of 14, will be Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Goggans Funeral Home in Terrell. Visitation will be this evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at the funeral home.
The funeral for Robin Miller, who passed away May 18th at the age of 59, will be Thursday, May 26th, at 1 p.m. at Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations in Terrell. Visitation will be this evening between 6 and 8 o'clock at the funeral home.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Musican-Vocalists Don Gatlin, Jay Darby and Matt Schumacher, along with guitar and drums, feature music from all genres with tight harmonies and incredible musicianship. Big Harmonies. Big Hits. Big Sounds.