Friday, July 28, 2017

Customer Appreciation

Office Manager DeLisa Pshigoda and Owner/President Red Payne

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION -- Red’s Floor Company & Carpet Cleaning in Normangee held an Open House and Customer Appreciation on Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd. Free refreshments and drawings were held for free flooring, carpet cleaning, floor cleaners and more. Pictured are Office Manager DeLisa Pshigoda and Owner/President Red Payne. Red’s Floor Company, located at 105 Main Street in Normangee, has been serving the area for 31 years. They have carpet, tile, laminate, vinyl, and WPC. Stop by their office or give them a call today at (936) 396-6115.

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Flo Water Meets

Directors of the Flo Community Water Supply Corporation met Thursday, July 20th, for their regular monthly meeting. All were present except Director Phillip Bounds. President Mike Meade presided.

A decision was made to change the mailing address of Flo Water. The corporation will begin getting their mail at their office and will close their post office box. The new mailing address will be 13934 FM 1511, Buffalo, Texas 75831. This change will take place September 1st and is expected to reduce the time office employees have to be away from the office going to Buffalo to get the mail each day.

Field Manager Mark Collins reported that there was a major water leak on Harcrow Lake Road and another one at the Keechi plant on CR 831 last month. Both of these have been repaired, but work persists in trying to locate other, smaller leaks. Currently, Flo Water services 1,562 meters.

Collins also updated the board on the phase 2 upgrade at the Weedon Plant. A new pump is being put into place that will pump 500 gallons of water a minute. This replace the old pump that pumped 115 gallons a minute. There is also a new 10,000 gallon pressure tank and a new roof on the pump room and control room. The entire project should be completed in about three weeks according to Collins.

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BISD Prepares for 2017-2018

Members of the Buffalo ISD met Monday, July 17th, for their regular monthly meeting. Trustees Monty McGill and Bobby Fishbeck were not present. President Jennifer Humphries presided.

BISD Superintendent Lacy Freeman reported on the progress of the new Casey Ag Facility. The slab has been poured and metal building should arrive July 26th. Bids have gone out for some of the interior construction. The expectation is that the building will be completed by the end of August.

Freeman explained to the board the benefits of a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) that could be held in November. The total tax rate has been at $1.29 for several years with $1.04 going to Maintenance and Operations (M&O) and 25 cents going to Interest and Sinking (I&S). If passed by the voters in November, the M&O rate would increase by 13 cents while the I&S would decrease by 13 cents creating a net tax rate change of ZERO while generating approximately $137,000 extra dollars for the school district.

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Bison Belles to Celebrate 60 Years

Save The Date!

Save the Date! Belles! It’s time to come home! Once a Belle, always a Belle. From 1957-58 to 2017, sixty years of performing. Drummers, Drum Sergeants, Drum Majors, Captains, Twirlers, Line Members, Cheerleaders, Lieutenants, Officers, Social Officers, Managers, Directors, and Assistants!

We will be celebrating 60 years of the Bison Belle Drill Team Organization at Buffalo High School, Buffalo, TX on Friday, October 20th Pregame and Saturday, October 21st at the Buffalo High School Cafeteria, Auditorium and Gym. A special performance will be presented by the 60th edition of the Belles.

Early planning is under way by the Scholarship Committee for an awesome reunion. We wanted you to have the date to save and know what is being planned. The committee would like to request your participation. There will be displays during the time of fellowship at the high school. Each director will ahve the opportunity to display any memorabilia relating to the years of the Belle organization. Cheerleaders were a vital part of the Belle organization and performances and displays are also needed for all years. Please contact a committee member to reserve your table. Belles in all areas and directors will be recognized during the program along with other events. If you would like to participate in the program, please contact any one of the committee members.

The scholarship committee is Reda Robinson, Cindy Port, Leah Pruitt, Betty Reeder, Amanda Skelton, Brandy Ballard, and current director, Amanda Harter. All are in Buffalo and most on social media.

We have early information on hotels for reservations here in Buffalo. There will be a discount offered under the code: Bison Belle Drill Team. The participating hotels are Hampton Inn & Suites at 903-322-2223, Quality Inn at 903-322-9090, and Super 8 at 903-322-5831 in Buffalo. Deadline for the Discount Rate is October 5, 2017.

Officers, Directors, Best Friends, Mother/Daughters and all that plan to attend, book your rooms early. We are looking forward to a weekend of great reunions and fellowship. Other details will be posted as soon as details are completed. Look for our Welcome Pole Banners as you arrive!

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David Shaw

WATERMELONS -- David Shaw has been growing family melons all his life. He and his wife Frances had a stand early on in their marriage and it has continued thru the years; first with their kids and now with their grandkids. He always seems to have the “sweet” thumb and raises a pretty good crop. Go by and see him on Hwy 75N. I am sure along with a melon, he will tell you a good story or two. Mr. Shaw is 82 and still in the farming business.

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