Monday, November 19, 2018

Grand Opening

GRAND OPENING -- Community National Bank & Trust of Texas in Centerville held their grand opening on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10AM. Their location is at 412 South Commerce in Centerville. Stop by today to see their new location and all the services that they offer.

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Remembering Thomas Edward Harcrow, Sr.

Thomas Edward Harcrow, Sr. passed away on the 2nd day of November, 2018. He was eighty-nine years old, born on August 14, 1929 to Eva Graham Harcrow & Jesse Harcrow.

Tom graduated from Buffalo High School and then served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He was stationed in Alaska during that time.

Returning to Leon County in 1953, Tom poured his full energy for the rest of his days into his work on the land that had been in his family for generations.

Volumes could be written about the challenges he faced, his successes, and all the twists and turns of his endeavors as a farmer, rancher, and store owner; but Tom would likely prefer that we remember him as the humble man who worked hard every day and used his natural instinct of right and wrong to meet the challenges of life.

Tom never found much use for sitting still; he walked as fast as possible at all times because there was always work to be done. An no one should ever need to wait for him.

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Donie Bank Robbed at Gun Point

On November 5, 2018, at approximately 10:04 am, an unknown armed suspect entered the Donie Alliance Bank located at 235 Main Street, Donie, Freestone County, Texas and successfully committed an armed robbery. The unknown suspect was observed prior to entering the bank, believed to be entering the bank in a grey or silver Ford Focus or similar vehicle pulling up to the parking in front of the bank and walking into the bank. Upon entering the bank, the unknown suspect pulled out a long barrel, blue steel revolver from a blue bag the suspect was carrying. The suspect then pointed the gun at the employees inside the bank as he demanded money. The suspect placed the employees in the bank vault and closed the door. The suspect, after taking an unspecified amount of cash (At this time). Then exited the bank and fled east bound on Highway 164 toward Interstate I-45.

The suspect was last observed by the bank employees wearing a gray pullover/hoodie with blue or purple lettering stating “Maine East Athletic Dept”, dark sunglasses, fake dark brown or black beard, a baseball cap, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

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Flo News 11-13-18

BIRTHDAY LUNCH -- Mr. Wiley Eldon Waters (Uncle Eldon to many of us) of Athens celebrate his 94 Birthday, Saturday November 3rd, having a birthday lunch with some of his family. Enjoying the birthday lunch in Athens are Yvonne Waters Woodard, Melva and Charlie Waters, Charlene Waters, Eldon and Eva Waters, Stephen Waters, Toni Waters Dowling and Pat Ellison Williams.

Our condolences to Mr. Neal Kratz family. He was talented with his hands and could do wood work well. He was laid to rest by his wife at Lummus Cemetery. We were also sad to hear about Mr. Tom Ed Harcrow. He once owned Tom’s Mini Mart on Highway 79. He always had a smile and had a good personality. Please keep these families in your prayers.

Uncle Wiley Eldon Waters of Athens celebrated his 94th birthday November 3rd. His visitors that day were his sister in law, Charlene Waters and her son Steven Waters of League City/Houston area. Charlie and Melva Waters, Pat Ellison Williams and Yvonne Waters Woodard from Buffalo. We went to Cotton Patch restaurant and enjoyed one of Melva Waters delicious Cakes.

Well, I am glad the mid-term election is over. Some folks are happy and some disappointed. Politics can be a vicious career. Please pray for our country. Some folks are never happy...” a sign of the times”. We Christians need to pray every day. I know he still listens because when I lose my purse, phone or whatever and ask for his help. Then I will find the object shortly right where I left it!

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