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Steeple restoration at Freyburg UMC completed

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It was a bright, sunny Friday morning at Freyburg United Methodist Church earlier this month and the outside of the historic structure, built in 1879, looked absolutely pristine. But that wasn’t always the case.

Automated CPR machine approved for EMS

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A Stryker Lucas 3 mechanical CPR machine for Fayette County EMS was approved by the Commissioners Court at its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Gabler on AHP ‘Forty Under 40’ list

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Nicole Gabler has been included in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) Forty Under 40 list. The Forty Under 40 program is designed to recognize the future leaders within the health care philanthropy community.

Horns travel to Ganado Friday for pivotal game

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The post-season outlook for the Shorthorns will become clearer with the outcome of this Friday’s game in Ganado. Schulenburg would assure itself of a 2-2 record in district at worst with a win and be in good shape for a playoff spot.

Marijuana, heroin, cash found in trio of traffic stops on I-10

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Sheriff Keith Korenek reported that on Monday Oct. 5, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K-9 partner Kolt, stopped a Dodge pickup on Interstate 10 at the 658 mile marker west of Flatonia at approximately 10:29 a.m. for a traffic violation.

EDC loan for new RV park approved by City Council

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The recently-opened 3 Oaks RV Resort got a boost for its start-up efforts with the Schulenburg City Council’s approval of a $75,000 loan at Monday’s regular meeting. Stipulations for the funds, which were presented as a project of the Economic Development Corporation, include a 10-year payoff at 2.5-percent interest.

City-wide cleanup scheduled for Nov. 7, 12-14

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The City of Schulenburg has scheduled a city-wide cleanup – open only to customers who live inside the city limits and pay monthly garbage fees – on the following dates: • Saturday, Nov. 7 – 8 a.m.

VFDs get $10,000 from Second Chance

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Second Chance Emporium in La Grange recently donated $1,000 to each of the 10 volunteer fire departments in Fayette County. Since most of the departments were unable to hold their usual fundraisers this year due to the pandemic, support from the community is needed more than ever. Pictured are: (front, from left) Julia Thomas, Second Chance assistant store director; Gayle Schielack, Second Chance store director; (back, from left) La Grange Chief Frank Menefee, Schulenburg Chief Jeff Proske, Carmine President J.C. Pohl, Carmine Vice President Dennis Gerland, Carmine Secretary Daryl Ray, Round Top-Warrenton Chief Frankie Srubar, Winchester Chief Eddie L. Schneider, Ellinger Chief Larry Bartosh, Fayette County Firefighters Association President Stephen Kelly, and Fayetteville Chief Randy Noviskie. Unable to attend the presentation were representatives from the Ledbetter and Flatonia departments.

NVCC has program on ‘Dangers of Added Sugar’

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As fall progresses, more Navidad Valley Community Connections members are cautiously returning. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Hafers returned; they said they really haven’t gotten out much since this situation started in spring.