Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Easter!

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New Cattle Scales

NEW CATTLE SCALES -- Citizens State Bank donated $7,000 to purchase new cattle scales for the Leon County Youth Livestock Show. There was also $2,500 donated to Leon County Youth Livestock Show for a show Sponsorship. Pictured are Tommy Neyland, Lenora Oden, Karen Ellis, Tommy Snow, Hal Smith, Powell Cannon, Clayton Loftin, Tim Ezell, George Holleman, Amy Smith and Corey Theiss.

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2019 LCYLS This Week!

Leon County Youth are ready to bring their exhibits to the Leon County Expo and another awesome show is expected.

Cassie Ferguson, Leon County Agrilife Extension – 4H Youth Development Agent is one of the main coordinators in this year’s show. As a youth Ms. Ferguson was a multiyear show exhibitor and has now come back to Leon County to help lead our youth through fine example with their projects - 266 entries are anticipated this year.

Quoting her this week, “4H and FFA youth from all over the county have been working extremely hard with their livestock projects and we are super excited to see them showcase their work in the show ring! LCYLS teaches kids valuable life skills that they will be able to use after they graduate from this program! Good luck...”

Zoie and Annika Stevens will be returning to the LCYLS again this year with excellent entries in the swine category.

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Fire Destroys Dad’s Place

FIRE -- Dad’s Place in Dew was destroyed by a fire late Wednesday night, April 10th. Agencies on the scene were Dew VFD, Fairfield VFD, Teague VFD, Wortham VFD, Fairfield EMS, and FCSO. A post on their facebook page the following day stated, “We suffered a lot of damage, but thankfully no one was seriously injured. We will obviously be closed for a while, but we will be back.”

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TxDot Discusses Hwy 79 Project

The well organized public information sharing and discussion meeting was held at the Jewett Civic Center on April 11th at 4:30 pm.

The main meeting area was organized with detailed placards that addressed questions and concerns that had been shared/ voiced at the first public meeting that occurred June 2018. The tables had detailed drawings covering the entire length of the 2 to 4 lane expansion project with detailed color coded legends to assist with proper identification and interpretation.

The purpose of this scheduled meeting was to evaluate and address the comments and concerns expressed by Buffalo and Jewett business owners, officials, residents, and media in the previous meeting and to move forward with the project. The event was well attended and there were very open, frank discussions occurring between TxDot representatives and Leon County residents.

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Meet the Buffalo Police

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