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Monday, May 21, 2018

State Champion

Colby Menefee

STATE CHAMPION! -- Congratulations to BHS sophomore Colby Menefee! He brought home the state title in Feature Writing and was state runner-up in Editorial Writing. He also brought home first place journalism team, all by himself. Colby is the son of Carl & Melonie Menefee.

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Buffalo HS Honor Athletes

OUTSTANDING ATHLETE -- -- Ryan Rath and Jayci Hightower were named the Outstanding Athletes for Buffalo High School for 2017-2018.

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD -- -- Benito Rivas and Shalyn Cotton received the Sportsmanship Award for Buffalo High School for 2017-2018.

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A Good Goodbye: Humphries Honored

THANK YOU! -- BISD Board Member of 17 years, Jennifer Humphries was thanked and honored for her service to the school district by Superintendent Lacy Freeman.

Buffalo BISD Superintendent Lacy Freeman recognized Board President Jennifer Humphries and formally thanked her for her years of work on the board. Humphries will be leaving after 17 years of service when newly elected board representative Brad Ezell is sworn into office later this month.

“I have had the pleasure and the privilege,” said Freeman, “to have worked with Jennifer these years and call her a friend. Never one to be afraid to ask questions or to speak her mind, her work has made a difference in the lives of students and has made the district a better place.”

Freeman presented Humphries with a plaque in honor of her service, and the board enjoyed a cake and drinks at the conclusion of the special called meeting held Monday evening, May 7th.

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BISD Hires New Athletic Director

BHS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR -- Misty and Brandon Houston are welcomed by the BISD School Board. Houston will be the new Athletic Director for the upcoming school year.

by Susan Wilder

At a special called meeting of the Buffalo ISD Board, Monday, May 7th, a new Athletic Director was named. Brandon Houston, who has recently been coaching in Rockdale, will move into the position with the district for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Houston said he was very glad to be on-board at Buffalo and is looking forward to getting acquainted with the facilities and with the students, staff, and faculty here. Houston is married to Misty who has been a teacher for over 20 years. They have a daughter who is in high school and is interested in sports.

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Commissioners Meet

The Leon County Commissioners held their first regular meeting of the month Thursday, May 10th. All were present except Leon County Judge Byron Ryder who was attending a school for probate court. Commissioner Joey Sullivan presided.

The commissioners voted in favor of John L. Steinbecker using the Courthouse Square on Saturday, June 30th for the Tammy Steinbecker Memorial Foundation Event.

The court also gave approval for Leslie Wallrath and Keith Cook to use the Gazebo on July 3rd, at 12:00pm to read the Declaration of Independence.

Approval was given to appoint Dianne Ryder to the BVCOG Local Workforce Development Board.

The commissioners voted in favor of a resolution opposing unfunded mandates by the State Legislature. “If they don’t send money for a mandate, we don’t want to enforce it,” said Commissioner David Ferguson.

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BEDC Tackles Agenda

Directors of the Buffalo Economic Development Corporation met Wednesday, May 9th, for their Annual Meeting that also doubled as their regular monthly meeting. President Russell Jonas presided.

Pamela O’Neal and Aubrey Wilson, representing the Nucor Friends of Steel, addressed the board on plans to hold their second fund raiser on June 1st and 2nd. The event will be held at the Expo and will feature a Barbeque Cook Off and a performance by Shenandoah.

Last year Friends of Steel hosted a similar event and raised funds which they have distributed back into the community in donations and aids to various needs in Leon County. About 800 people attended the event last year, and it is expected that a greater number may be on hand this year. BEDC approved a donation of $2,016 for the event.

A request from Larry Tatum was heard for funds for the Summer Basketball Tournament. The board approved a donation of $1,000 for the event that will be held July 13th and 14th.

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Earth Day

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Buffalo Cemetery Memorial

BUFFALO CEMETERY MEMORIAL -- The Buffalo Cemetery Association held their annual meeting on, Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Buffalo Civic Center. Bro. Alan Grisham, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Buffalo, was the guest speaker. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Dickey’s BBQ of Buffalo. Board members are President Patricia P. Jones, Cindy M. Port, Attorney Gordon Pate, Secretary/Treasurer Dianne Ryder, Archie Van Wey, and Ray Gaskin.

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