Thursday, April 24, 2014

Visiting With The Easter Bunny

Weston Noey & Triston Johnson

VISITING WITH THE EASTER BUNNY-- Cousins Weston Noey, age 1, and Triston Johnson, age 7, enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny on Friday at Citizens State Bank in Buffalo.

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Happy Easter!

Brayson Kingsbury

HAPPY EASTER!!! -- Eleven month old Brayson Kingsbury wishes you all a Happy Easter! He is all smiles with his Easter eggs and candy in this picture. Brayson is the son of Jennifer Pate and Daren Kingsbury.

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Lady Tigers Win Nationals

National Champions!

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS -- The Centerville Junior Girls win the National Little Dribblers Tournament in Franklin on Saturday by defeating the Leon Lady Cougars by one point. Pictured are (front) Lexani Robinson, Dayne Hill, Morgan Richardson, Maddy Cadenhead, Abby McRee, (back) Coach Tim Holley, Kyrstyn Stevens, Trista Brown, Keyonna Holley, Shania West, Hadley Klock, and Coach Erica West.

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City Council Discusses Mobile Home Policy

Members of the Buffalo City Council met Monday, April 14, to discuss possible amendments to the city's current mobile home policy. All members were present. Buffalo Mayor Royce Dawkins presided.

Also in attendance were Tammy Bruce and Kaye Pate who voiced a complaint on a mobile home moved to their adjoining property over a year ago that was in violation of the city's policy. The current policy states that a mobile home should not be older than 8 years, and the unit of concern is 17 years old. This issue was brought to the council 14 months ago and still remains unresolved.

In public comments, Bruce addressed the council and asked, “Where do we stand? We were told the mobile home would be removed, but it is still there well after a year has passed.”

Mayor Dawkins explained that the city is ready to purchase and remove the mobile home, but the owner (Anderson Bullin) of the unit has failed to supply a title to the home. “The city can't purchase the mobile home without a title.”

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Commissioners Applaud Shafer

Leon County Commissioners met Monday, April 14th for their regular meeting. Leon County Judge Byron Ryder presided.

Commissioners applauded Tax Assessor Collector Robin Shafer for recently earning the designation of a Professional County Collector. Shafer took over 170 hours of continuing education classes, 7 classes, and 10 tests to earn the title. “Robin is doing an outstanding job for the county,” said Judge Ryder.

Praise was also received for recent events held at the new Expo Center. Commissioner Dean Stanford thanked Parthena VanWey Moore for bringing Neal McCoy and Bobby Flores in for the performance. “And Ms. Moore plans to do more events like this,” added Ryder.

Commissioner David Ferguson said it was good to see the large crowds at the County Livestock show. The show brought record sells. “People who couldn't come before because of the difficult access at the old grounds were able to attend at the new center. Every thing is working well there.”

More events are planned including a Youth Revival in May.

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Member of the Month

Pictured with Karen Thomas are her team members Rose Gonzalez, Linda Mummert, Mardie Hollowell, and Wendy Beard. Not pictured is Mandy Petry.

MEMBER OF THE MONTH -- The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the April 2014 Member of the Month -- Karen Thomas State Farm. In February 2014, the agency celebrated their 28th year of operation. Karen began in 1986 in an office on Hwy 79 next to Buffalo Storage (formerly Blue Water Storage), then in 1988 moved to an office next to Family Dollar, and finally in 2003 to her current location next door to the Chamber of Commerce. Pictured with Karen Thomas are her team members Rose Gonzalez, Linda Mummert, Mardie Hollowell, and Wendy Beard. Not pictured is Mandy Petry. Congratulations!

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2014 Buffalo Stampede Mardi Gras Theme

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a theme for the 2014 Buffalo Stampede. This year’s theme is “Mardi Gras”.

The Chamber would like to encourage local businesses, groups, or organizations to participate in the parade using the Mardi Gras theme. Trophies will be awarded in six categories, 1st thru 3rd place. Those categories are: Best Business Float, Best Non Business Float, Best Automobile, Best ATV or Bicycles, Best Horse or Wagon, Best Special Group, and Overall Best of Show.

The Stampede will also feature a big auction, petting zoo, free admission bounce houses and children’s games, food vendors, assorted retail vendors, live music and dance at 7:00pm, free door prizes, raffle, car show, a few surprises, and much, much, more.

Planning is still taking place. The Stampede is in Harriman Park on the 3rd Saturday in September on the 20th.

For any additional information you can contact the Chamber office Monday thru Friday 8:00am – Noon, call 903-322-5810, visit the website www.buffalotxchamberofcommerce.org, or like the Chamber on Face book @ Buffalo Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber hopes the Stampede will be bigger and better than ever before. Hope to see you there.

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