Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lunch and Learn at BEDC

LUNCH AND LEARN -- These local experts in finance, small business, tax, and property all set down for a Lunch and Learn with six individuals planning to start new businesses in Buffalo. Pictured are (front) Lee Harcrow, Mayor Jerrod Jones, Chase Glick, (back) Corey Theiss, Clayton Hays, and BEDC Director Mike Anderson.

The Buffalo Economic Development building was the location for an informative hour and a half Wednesday, August 14th, hosted by BEDC Director Mike Anderson. Five individuals who have hopes and plans of opening small businesses in Buffalo, and one person who has just opened a new business, met with four local professionals, and a Small Business Developer to learn about the process of starting a business.

Chase Glick and Corey Theiss from Citizens State Bank answered questions about finance, Lee Harcrow of Harcrow & Harcrow, CPA Services offered accounting information to consider, and Clayton Hays of Re-Max had advice on renting or owning property for business adventures. Buffalo Mayor Jerrod Jones started the conversations with his own history of starting and operating a business in Buffalo.

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Flo VFD Ends

Hazel and Dale Gentry, members of the Flo Volunteer Fire Department while it was in operation, attended a recent meeting of the Flo Water Board August 15th. The Gentry’s were present at the request of Flo Water to give an update on Flo VFD because of recent concerns from water customers that the VFD had closed.

The Gentry’s both stressed that they were not at the meeting as official spokespersons for the VFD, but there to answer the questions they could about the now defunct operation. “The Flo VFD officially ceased operations on July 14th, 2019”, said Hazel who has served as Secretary/Treasurer of the volunteer fire department. Dale had been a fireman.

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BISD Ready for New School Year

BISD PRINCIPAL -- Kelli Moore will be the Principal for the Lower Junior High Campus. Moore, a granddaughter of L Roy and Wanda Cooper, takes the position vacated by Susan Shelton who resigned earlier this year.

Trustees for the BISD School Board met Monday, August 12th, for a special called meeting. It was the last meeting before the commencement of the 2019-2020 school year. All Trustees were present; President Jack Helmcamp presided.

The board approved the proposed tax rate (same as last year) for the new school year. The board set a public hearing for the proposed tax rate on August 26th. This meeting will be held at 5:45 pm, just prior to the start of the board’s regular monthly meeting that will begin at 6:00pm.

A retainer for school counsel for the new school year was approved. As was the contracted services for the school financial consultant.

The handbooks for the campus, district employees, and athletes for the new year were approved.

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Benefit Scheduled For Lexie Neptune

Lexie Neptune

A fish fry will by held on Saturday, August 24th, from 11AM - 3PM at Davis Country Store in Buffalo for Lexie Neptune. Meal will include fish, fries, hushpuppies, and drink. Donations will be accepted.

A gun and quilt raffle will be held at 3pm as well. A Ruger American 5.5 Creedmoor will be raffled. Tickets are $10 each or 12 for $100. Quilt raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25.

Hourly giveaways will also be given throughout the benefit for Lexie Neptune.

For more information, contact Lorie at (903) 731-3079.

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Grand Opening

GRAND OPENING -- The Centerville Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, August 14th featuring the new Duran’s Italian Restaurant in Centerville, formerly Broken Star Café locate at 311 Old Bryan Road. Pictured are Chamber Directors Tommy Neyland & Karie Noey, Marlen Avila, Samaria Cabrera, Anthony Naquin, Ivis Ivara, Jose Velasquez, Jordon Bowen, and Chamber Directors Karen Ellis & Eric Schwab. Not pictured is Adan Duran, owner of the restaurant. Duran’s is open seven days a week from 10:30AM – 9:30PM and Italian Cuisine is what they douro best.

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Member of the Month

MEMBER OF THE MONTH -- Carrie’ Salon and Spa was recognized as Buffalo Chamber Member of the Month on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Pictured are Parthena Newsom, Mike Anderson, Carrie Davis, Kenneth Oliver, Corey Theiss, Chase Glick, Sue Pittman, Stacey McCeig and Calvin Williams. Carrie’s Salon and Spa is owned and operated by Carrie Davis of Buffalo and is located in the Buffalo Shopping Center. Call Carrie today 903-322-2887 to schedule your appointment.

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