Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Area Champs!

Lady Bison - Area Champs!

AREA CHAMPS!!! -- The Lady Bison celebrate their 68-67 Area Championship victory over Marlin on Friday night at MCC in Waco. Pictured are Blake Hamer, Samantha Simpson, Asia Bradley, Taylor Beshears, Jordan Jenkins, Melanie McGill, Lauren Pate, Aileen Ramirez, Mollie Dittmar, Samantha Pate, Cameron McKenzie, Madison Rowan, Lane Agapiou, (front) Kayliegh Rhodes, Hannah Eakin, Andrea Daniel, and Yomele Almieda. Coaches are Jozette Jenkins, JJ Guidry, and Avie McKnight. Buffalo will take on Little River Academy tonight at 8pm at Groesbeck High School in the Regional Quarterfinals.

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Court with Judge Evans

Leon County District Court was held Friday, February 17th, in Centerville. The Honorable District Judge Deborah Oakes Evans presided. Representing the state were Leon County District Attorney Hope Knight and Assistant District Attorney Keith Cook.

Chyanna May Richards, who is being held in the Leon County Jail, was in court for a status hearing in her case. Richards is charged with Abandonment/Endangerment of a Child and Imminent Danger of Bodily Injury. Richards requested a bond be set in her case, but the judge did not agree to the request. Judge Evans reminded Richards that she had been cautioned to keep her court dates and was late for one or more dates, and at the last court date failed to appear at all. Richards is represented by Attorney Richard Price.

Pablo Gonzales, Jr., also held in the county jail, was in court for a status hearing in his case. Gonzales is charged with Murder While Committing a Felony. A pre-trial for the case was set for March 17th. The attorney for Gonzales is Stanley Sokolowski.

Herman Hall, held in the county jail, was in court on a Motion to Revoke his probation for alleged non-compliance after just one week. Hall entered a guilty plea when asked if it were true that he had violated the terms of the probation. Hall was sentenced to 12 months in the county jail on the original charge of making a Terrorist Threat to Family/Household Member. Attorney for Hall is Doug Lowe.

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Elections Loom For Flo Water

April brings showers and election time to the Flo Community Water Supply Corporation (FCWSC). This year, the terms of Directors Joe Graves and Doris Pittman will expire. Graves and Pittman have both committed to running again for their positions. Also running for a seat at the board are Mac Shadix and L.J. Ogle. The election results will be revealed April 8th at the FSWSC annual members meeting where members can also enjoy a meal from Backyard BBQ of Buffalo.

FCWSC directors held their regular monthly meeting, Thursday, February 16th, with President Michael Meade presiding. All were present except Vice President Mike Wheeler.

A discussion over paying employees overtime became heated between Director Richard Moran and Administrative Manager Lela Patterson. As requested by the board, Moran had contacted other rural water supply system and reported that their office employees did not work enough hours to get overtime pay. Patterson, however, does on occasion work extra hours.

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Buffalo FFA

FFA OFFICERS -- Reporter Reese Davis, Secretary Jacob Henigan, President James Rodell, Sentinel Riley Webb, Treasurer Ima Champion, Parliamentarian McKenzie Ryder, Historian Allison Burns, Advisor Cheyenne Eitson, and Vice President Ashley Thunderhawk.

February 18-25 2017 is National FFA Week. It’s a time to share with local, state, and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day.

Henry Goff is in his eleventh year as an Ag Science Teacher. This is his third year at Buffalo High School. Mikaela Hall is in her second year at BHS.

“Our goals for students at Buffalo High School are 1.) To not only achieve success, but to learn what it takes to get to that point. I always say that champions are not made the day of the big contest, or the show, or even the big game in sports. Champions are made day in and day out working hard to practice and get better. In truth it’s not about the banners you hang on the wall. The banners are just a product of what it took to win it. That product is instilled in these kids and translates into other things in the adult world. Once someone discovers the work it takes to be truly successful at something they can use that to pursue whatever they choose and be outstanding in whatever field they choose to pursue.” Goff said. “2.) Develop an appreciation for Agriculture and where their food and fiber comes from. Thomas Jefferson once said to George Washington “Agriculture... is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals & happiness.” It is my hope that kids come into the program and learn about what Agriculture and the FFA is truly about and develop if not a love but an appreciation of how crucial Agriculture is to maintaining and growing our society. 3.) Experience a positive and interactive learning environment. I hope students can come into the FFA and Ag Science Program and see something positive and have experiences and develop memories that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Whether they travel all over Texas with Judging teams, build Ag Mechanics projects, show livestock, become an officer, do floral arrangements, or just experience classroom activities we want each student to experience some kind of positive success in some way through our program.”

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