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Tue
14
May

Pauken speaks at RWOY meeting

Tom Pauken spoke at the Republican Women of Yoakum meeting May 1. Pauken was active in the Goldwater for president campaign, served on President Ronald Reagan’s white house staff, served as chairman of the Texas Republican Party,  and served as commissioner of the Texas Workforce Commission. RWOY meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Yoakum Community Center at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is served. Men  are welcome to attend.  For more info, call 361-594-4258.

Tue
14
May

Pioneer Resources donates limestone to Community Hall

Pioneer Natural Resources donated four trailer loads of crushed limestone to Yorktown’s Community Hall. The limestone was delivered May 7. Shown driving the  John Deere tractor is Leon Respondek leveling the limestone for the new driveway. 

Tue
14
May

Vietnam Veterans plan membership drive

   The Yorktown Chapter 1029 of the DeWitt County Vietnam Veterans is holding a membership drive. 

   Chapter members are trying to contact everyone whose name is on the Memorial Wall in Yorktown, and they invite any and all eligible Vietnam Veterans to join the Yorktown Chapter.  

   Membership rates are $20 for one year; $50 for three years; and optional life memberships based on age.  The life membership fee for those aged 50 to 55 is $225; $200 for those 56  to 60; $175 for ages 61-65; and, $150 for ages 66+.
Credit cards are accepted. A time payment is also available with a $50 down payment and a $25 monthly payment.
 
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Tue
14
May

Voters approve school options

 

Wed
08
May

DMF gala raises $450,000 toward new Wellness Center

 

   Earlier this year DeWitt Medical Foundation launched “Dream It, Do It Phase II”. The project would raise over $1.5 million to build a new Cuero Wellness and Rejuvenation Center.
   On April 27 a major part of that effort was GALA IX fund raising event. A biennial event held since 2003, this year’s was a record setting project.
   Dr. Phylis Canion, project funding coordinator, reported last week GALA IX had approximately 730 in attendance and netted close to $450,000 for the new center. 
   Combined with the about $500,000 already raised for the new center, Dr. Canion said the foundation will probably start work sometime in June.
 
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Wed
08
May

St. Paul's considering childcare center

 

   Since the inception of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Mother’s Day Out program in December 2012, many parents have asked if there’s any possibilty St. Paul can have a childcare development center.
   Betsy Weischwill, facilitator of the Mother’s Day Out program, said there is a need for an early childhood development center. Weischwill owned a nursery and did a half day preschool center for 20 years. Prior to having her own business she taught kindergarten for five years. 
 
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Wed
08
May

Plans for new GVEC building discussed

 

   Cuero’s Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday afternoon to hear plans for a new GVEC Customer Service Center to be located across from Cuero High School on East Broadway.
   General discussions about the move of GVEC from its current location indicate that the property is under consideration for the construction of a new H-E-B grocery store here.
   Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative is located on an 8-acre site at 909 E. Broadway bordered by Fain McDougal Drive and East Courthouse Street.
 
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Wed
08
May

DeWitt County Producers Association celebrates 65th anniversary

 

   Roughly, there are only 20 businesses in Cuero that are older than DeWitt County Producers Association.
This year the company is celebrating its 65th anniversary.
   Established in 1948, DeWitt County Producers Association was organized by local farmers and ranchers as a self-help co-op in buying the products needed and marketing the products they sold.
   The business started with a public meeting in the county courthouse to discuss the idea. It was at this meeting the first steps were taken to form a local co-op.
 
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Wed
08
May

Conoco-Phillips donates $9,000 to Little League

 

   Conoco-Phillips, with the help of 32 volunteers, generously donated $9,000 plus 160 man-hours on Friday, April 26 working on the Little League field. There were volunteers from all over, working together as if they had been together all along.
   Philip Taylor of Minden, La. said, “We are trying to have a good effect on the community and I want to help the kids in Cuero.”
 
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Wed
08
May

Marathon Oil donates $8,000 to DCSO

DeWitt County Sheriff Jode Zavesky received an $8,000 donation from Marathon Oil to help with the purchase and training of a new K-9 narcotics dog. Shown at a county commissioners meeting, standing, from left, K-9 handler Deputy Curtis Fee, Marathon Oil Vice President Eileen M. Campbell, Marathon Oil Government Affairs Manager Hugo Gutierrez, and Sheriff Zavesky. Seated are commissioners James Kaiser, Pct. 3; James Pilchiek Sr., Pct. 2; Donald Kuecker, Pct. 4; and Curtis Afflerbach, Pct. 1.

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