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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 45 Thursday, March 7, 2013

Citizen of the Year: The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce held their 37thannual awards banquet Tuesday night at the Dayton Community Center. The Dayton Citizen of the Year was Bennie Prater, honored for years of community service as a volunteer and Dayton benefactor. The Liberty honoree was Dave Chesser of Hardin, recognized for his work as rodeo clown and chef for numerous service organizations.

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Candidates: Subject to the May 11thelection, there are contested races across the county. In Hardin, there are two candidates for Position #1 on city council. They are Jesse Lozano and Lana Webb. There are four candidates seeking a seat on the Hardin school board being vacated by Kevin Ladd. They are Charles Bolds, John Everitt, Sherry Mettlen and Mike Rieves. They are all running for Position 5 on the Hardin School Board. Hardin ISD Position #3 Incumbent James Bubba Campbell will face Wayne Clayton Stark. On the Hull-Daisetta school board, Position #7 incumbent Marvin Fregia has drawn an opponent in Anthony Gerard England. In Dayton, Incumbent Greg Hayman, plus John Johnson and Dale Brown are all running for two at-large positions on the Dayton City Council. Dayton School Trustee Position #2 Incumbent Baret Stephenson has an opponent in former Trustee Larry Wadzeck.

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Mass Shootings: Addressing last week’s Liberty Rotary Club meeting, Liberty Police Chief Billy Tidwell said there does appear to be a correlation between mass shootings and those areas where guns are currently banned such as schools, churches and government buildings, but it is difficult to tell exactly what that connection is. Chief Tidwell made it clear he was not arguing for or against removing bans in so-called gun free areas, but information does indicate those who commit these crimes have no interest in confronting armed resistance.

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Boomerang: The fast growing oil field related industry in Liberty, Boomerang has recently purchased an additional nine acres for ground storage area for inventory. According to Liberty City Manager Gary Broz the company bought property adjacent to Boomerang, and now employs more than 550.

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Obituaries: Eva K. Thibodeaux, 85 of Ames. Services Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church.

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*LakeRelease: 1,000 CFSLibertyBridge: 5.88 ASL

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