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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 58 Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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UFO Solved: The mystery of Saturday night’s Unidentified Flying Object sightings in Liberty County has been solved. According to Liberty County Sheriff’s Department Captain Ken Defoor, the mystery was solved Monday when a woman brought a sky lantern into the sheriffs department. She told deputies 50-75 lanterns were released during a wedding celebration in the Raywood area. Given the current drought conditions locally, Captain Defoor advises against releasing sky lanterns.

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Lit Crit District Champs: For the tenth straight year, the Liberty High School Literary Criticism team has been crowned district champion. Individually, Liberty students made it a clean sweep by winning first through fourth place. Liberty’s Evelyn Brady placed first. Key Buchanan captured second, winning a tie-breaker essay competition against third-place finisher Michael Seay, and first-year lit critter Hudson Standish finished fourth. The UIL Lit Crit contest is a 90-minute test assessing student knowledge of concepts of various aspect of literature. Liberty’s Team Sponsor and Coach is Randy Gunter.

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Relay for Life: TheSouth Liberty County Relay for Life benefiting the American Cancer Society begins Friday, April 5th, at 7 p.m. and runs through Saturday morning April 6th.  During that time, dozens of relay teams will have at least one member of the team walking the track, while raising money for cancer research, awareness, education and treatment. Since it began in 2001, the relay has raised more than $1 million. For information on entering a relay team, participating in the Survivors Lap or sponsoring the event, contact Sandra Sterling at (936) 336 3716

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Blood Drive: The Liberty High School Interact Club is sponsoring a blood drive for students and the community tomorrow. Donors should be 17 or older, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Walk-ins are welcome, but organizers hope some who are giving this gift of life will call ahead for an appointment. Donors may call (936) 336 6483. The blood drive will be held 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. in the Liberty High School gym. 

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Obituaries: Gary L. Frizzell, 62 of Dayton. Services Thursday at 2 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Billie Damrell, 96 of Romayor. No service is planned.

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*Lake Release: 1,000 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 5.75 ASL* 

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