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Tue
17
Feb

Pet event scheduled Saturday at Eling

 

Tue
17
Feb

Cuero council favors annexation of 3 areas

 

Tue
17
Feb

No contested races develop in local election yet, filing ends Feb. 27

 

Tue
17
Feb

Library announces Toddler Storytime schedule

 

Shannon Reitz and the Cuero Public Library invite everyone for their weekly Toddler Storytime hour starting each Monday at 10 a.m. inside the library. 
 
Scheduled for March Storytime: March 2, “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss;” March 9, “Blow Wind Blow;” March 16, “St. Patrick’s Day;” March 23, “Farm Animals” and March 30, “Construction.”
 
For more info, call the library at 361-275-2864.
 
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Tue
17
Feb

'Salesman samples' set-out for display

During the 1800s, before there were Sears or J.C. Penny catalogs or Ebay, manufacturers hired traveling salesmen to sell their product. Many salesmen carried pencil drawing catalogs of the product. Some salesmen were fortunate to carry ‘salesman samples’ in an attempt to convince shopkeepers or a cautious housewife.

The Yorktown Historical Museum recently inherited several ‘salesman samples’ of working wood burning stoves, furniture, a washer machine and a sewing machine. Some of the stoves have pots and pans to match. One stove, hidden to the knowledge of the museum, was a waffle maker and a muffin tin.

Yorktown Historical Museum president Beverly Bruns said, “He (the salesman) could actually demonstrate how it worked.”

One model still had ash where wood was burned.

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Tue
10
Feb

DCSO places 12 body worn cameras into service

 

Tue
10
Feb

Commissioners reduce speed limit on county road

 

Tue
10
Feb

February is Heart Awareness Month — CCH offers screenings

February is Heart Awareness Month and Cuero Community Hospital is offering a heart calcification screening for the month of February, which measures the amount of plaque in the heart arteries. A lipid profile is also accompanied with this screening which will measure cholesterol, triglcerides, LDL (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) to determine total cholesterol levels. Cholesterol levels also indicate risk for heart disease.
 
Those who participate are asked to fast 12 hours before having their blood drawn for the lipid profile.
 
Cuero Community Hospital’s Lightspeed Volume 64-Slice CT Scanner can help identify the amount of calcification or plaque in the arteries of the heart.
 
Tue
10
Feb

Wendy Bishop is county's 1st 4-H agent

Wendy Bishop began participating in 4-H when she was third grade, showing heifers, steers and turkeys. After she graduated from high school, she continued to be involved in 4-H through volunteering in college. Now she has children involved in the program. With her vast experience, Bishop said she’s eager to to put her skills to good use.
 
Bishop was hired last month as the 4-H Youth and Development coordinator of DeWitt County.
 
After receiving the endowment made in honor of Tille and J.E. Mudd of Yoakum, the DeWitt County Extension Office was able to hire a full-time 4-H agent. 
 
As coordinator, Bishop manages the the county’s 4-H programs which total 239 members. She meets with the club’s council members every other month.
 
Tue
10
Feb

Court looks at lowering speed limits in rural areas

DeWitt County commissioners agreed to reduce speed limits on a rural stretch of roads at their meeting Monday. They also approved a resolution asking for online voter registration.

There was a public hearing concerning request to lower the speed limit on Vasbinder Road in Precinct 3. Located between Yorktown and Nordheim, the court approved lowering the speed limit to 30 mph.

Larry Vasbinder, a resident near the road, said because much of the road is covered in dirt, when the trucks and pickups speed through the area, they stir-up a cloud of dust that makes it dangerous to see traffic.

He said the dust is a problem for residents and crops.
 

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