Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 BHS Homecoming Friday!

The 2017 Buffalo High School Homecoming King & Queen will be crowned during the halftime festivities this Friday night.

The 2017 Homecoming Queen Candidates are Kassidy Bell, Shalyn Cotton, Nadia Garcia, Chelsea Harter, and Lilah Molina.

Kassidy Bell is the daughter of Ray Bell and Lynn Dobbins. She plans to attend Sam Houston State University and earn her Bachelor’s in Business Management.

Shalyn Cotton is the daughter of Terry and Shawna Vaughn Cotton. Shalyn has attended the Buffalo ISD for 13 years. Shalyn’s high School accomplishments include Cheerleader 4 years, Volleyball 4 years, Softball 3 years, FCCLA Member 3 years and FCCLA Officer 2 years, FFA 4 years and is currently the FFA Secretary. Shalyn is an active member of Calvary Christian Center. After graduation, Shalyn plans to attend Nursing School to receive her Bachelor School of Nursing.

Nadia Garcia is the daughter of Roberto Garcia and Yessenia Mata. She is Senior Class president, NHS president, Spanish club Officer, Journalism Staff assistant editor, Member of GEMS, Theatre, Speech & Debate, Cheer, and Cross Country. She plans to major in political science at Texas A&M University, then attend Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Commissioners Court Meeting

LC HEALTH FAIR REPORT -- Clara Jones reporting to commissioners court on success of Health Fair.

The Leon County Commissioners met Tuesday, October 10, for their first regular meeting of the month. Leon County Judge Byron Ryder presided. Absent was Commissioner David Grimes.

Clara Jones reported to the court on the recent Health and Safety Fair held at the Expo Center. Jones said the fair was a success an attracted about 600 people. There were 64 vendors on hand, many had activities or items for young people. One hundred and fifty free flu shots were administered (that is 50 more shots than last year), and 100 mammograms were scheduled.

Jones thanked Brookshire Bros and Subway for donating sandwiches for the event. Pizza was also provided for the students by Lena Jones, Carter Commercial. The Health Fair has been booked again for next year at the Expo on October 2, 2018.

Ten Leon County citizens received their certificates for CERT training. Candidates for CERT train grueling hours to certify in order to aid first responders in case of an emergency. Honored were Wayne Stark, Linda Ryder, Ron Ryder, Pat Ganza, Art Ganza, Virginia Crabb, Ken Faires, April Carraher, Georgia Morgan and Larry Morgan.

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BEDC Helps Sponsor Local Events

Directors of the Buffalo Economic Development Corporation met Wednesday, Oct. 11, for their monthly meeting. Director Bobby Fishbeck presided.

Buffalo ISD Coach Thomas Orr spoke to the board to request funds for the Christmas Shoot-Out Tournament to be held in December. This event, in the past, has brought teams into the city that spend two to three nights to attend the games. Sixteen teams are currently scheduled for this year. The board approved the request for $9,000 to help with this event.

Commissioner David Ferguson addressed the board to request aid to add a concrete slab and wash rack area to the second arena installed at the Expo Center. The board approved $8,000 for this project.

Dana Sullivan of Hat Brand Rodeo discussed the Ghouls and Bulls event of bull riding and activities for young people to be held at the Expo on October 21st. Hat Brand also holds a five day rodeo in July. The board voted to help sponsor the event by purchasing a VIP table and advertising for $800.

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Domestic Violence Office

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFICE -- A ribbon cutting was held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, for the non-profit organization Domestic Violence at their new office located at 500 East Commerce. October is Domestic Violence awareness month. Pictured are Wayne Stark, Glenda Cheek, Billy Foster, Amanda Davis and London, Deputy Tommy Page, Phillip Bounds, Deputy Sharon Williams, Joyce Stark, Buffalo Police Chief Lance Pavelka, Pastor Cheryl Lane, Debra Williams - Advocate, Susan Wilder, Tanya Foster - Director of the Domestic Violence, Deputy Jerry Nichols, Peggy Ivey, Cassandra Noey, Chase Glick, Cory Theiss, Derek Tomplat, Pastor Alan Grisham, and Judge Byron Ryder.

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