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12
Nov

Massey's dream overcomes health issues

 

Very few students graduate from high school thinking about pursuing a career in the mortuary business. Jeffrey Massey was no different than most.
 
His father, Jim Massey, worked for Exxon/Mobile and never stayed at one place more than three years. Jim’s family, wife Sharon, daughter Jamie, and son Jeffrey traveled wherever their father went.
 
In 1988 the Massey family went to Hague, Holland where Jeffrey started high school. During his senior year Jim was given a new project in the states but Jeffrey elected to stay if at all possible. Jim and Sharon made arrangements for Jeffrey to remain to finish his senior year in Hague and to stay with some friends that they had made.
 
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Tue
12
Nov

Exhibit at the Nave

The Nave Museum in Victoria hosted the fourth annual Day of the Dead Festival on Saturday, Nov. 2. The museum is on 306 W. Commercial St. in Victoria.

Over 2,000 people visited the exhibit of 20 altars and small skulls decorated by the children enrolled in the Manhattan Art Project. This exhibit will close Sunday, Dec. 15.
 
The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m.  Special group tours can be arranged by calling the Victoria Regional Museum Association office at 575-8227.  There is no admission charge. 
Tue
12
Nov

Veteran's Day observed at Yorktown ISD Monday

 

Tue
12
Nov

Massey Funeral Home ribbon cutting

Over 300 people attended the ribbon cutting and Open House event held at Massey Funeral Home, 779 N. Riedel,  on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce officials were on hand for the ribbon cutting, which signified the grand opening of Massey Funeral Home. Owner Jeffrey Massey is pictured preparing to cut the ribbon with the assistance of his sister, Dr. Jamie Massey; his parents, Jim and Sharon Massey, and Catrina Seifert. Well-wishers and attendees enjoyed tours of the newly remodeled and renovated facility, which features a large chapel area, offices, and an impressive front lobby, as well as a large parking area. Contributed Photo

Tue
12
Nov

Rafael Cruz presents award to Penn

Yorktown High School student Danielle Penn (left) is presented the 2nd place award for Republican Women of Yoakum Constitution Essay Contest by Rafael Cruz, father of Senator Ted Cruz (right). Contributed photo

Tue
12
Nov

Kid's Quilts Quilters take second place

 

Kid’s Quilts Quilters won second place in the Small Hand-quilted Division in the Yorktown Western Days Quilt Show.  Front row, from left:  Betty Newman, Penny English, Rosie Sparck, Rosemary Schlarbaum, Joanna Suggs.  Back row, from left:  Doris Rector, Melba Hughes, Marsha Wolf, Beverly Clanton.  Our group meets the last Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Yorktown.  All interested persons are welcome.  No quilting experience is needed.  For more information, contact Joanna Suggs at 564-2501. Contributed Photo
Tue
12
Nov

CTHM building awarded

 

Tue
12
Nov

Robinson seeks re-election as a Republican candidate

 

DeWitt County Justice of the Peace, Pct. #2 George W. “Bill” Robinson, 70, has announced he is seeking re-election in the upcoming election. Robinson is a Republican candidate.
 
“Experience, education, commitment and integrity -- those are four reasons I should be re-elected DeWitt County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2. I have served as JP Pct. 2 for the past 19 years, and was Yorktown Municipal Judge for the 16 years. I have over 510 hours of formal judicial training through Southwest Texas State University, and 320 hours of judicial training through Texas Municipal Court Training Center,” Robinson said.
 
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Tue
12
Nov

Yorktown Museum Open House Dec. 8

Yorktown Historical Museum will host an Open House on Sun., Dec. 8 from 1-5 p.m.  Yorktown Historical Museum will be open with a reception. The climate control will be celebrated as well as the acquisition  of new exhibits. The following have been added:  Children’s furniture, Sales Man’s Sample Home Furnishings, and an extensive Little Girl’s China Tea Sets. These acquisitions are from the estate of  Marilyn Mueller Gaida and donated to Yorktown’s Historical Museum by the family. Come enjoy the beautifully renovated museum and these exquisite exhibits. Please celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with a treasure no other museum in the area can boast. The Historical Society wants to acknowledge the City Council and all those who contributed to  the “Best of Yorktown”.

Tue
12
Nov

Class of '63 hold 50th reunion

 

The Yorktown High School Class of 1963 celebrated their 50th year reunion on Saturday, October 26 at the Gruenau Hall Meeting Room.  Sixty-one former classmates, spouses, and guests attended. 
 
School colors were reflected in the black and gold centerpieces created from mesh ribbon, spiral stems, and tea lights set on white linen tablecloths centered with gold sheer runners. Individual place settings of ivory and gold dinnerware and other matching accessories completed the decor.
 
A social from three to six o'clock in the afternoon allowed classmates an opportunity to   renew friendships and "catch up" on the last fifty years. A memorabilia table holding the reunion mugs, photo albums, scrapbooks, along with letters and photos from classmates who could not attend, was the site of reminiscing and much laughter.
 
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