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October 2010

VOLUME 25 NO. 205 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010

 

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Last Day of Early Voting: Today is the last day to early vote for the November 2nd general election. Residents can cast their ballot at the Liberty County Courthouse and the Cleveland Annex, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. In addition, votes can be cast at the Dayton Annex and Hardin Community Center today from 3 to 7 p.m. Election day is Tuesday, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 33 precincts around the county. KSHN will broadcast election returns from the courthouse Tuesday night. After the polls close, tune in to FM 99.9 or www.kshn.com for results.

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VB Playoffs: The Liberty Lady Panthers and Dayton Lady Broncos volleyball teams are both in the state playoffs. The Liberty girls will face-off against either Silsbee or Bridge City in a bi-district match on Tuesday night at 7:30 in the Barbers Hill High School competition gym. As for the Dayton girls, they will play Port-Neches Groves Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Hardin-Jefferson High School gym.

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Water Your Trees: Low humidity and dry conditions cause damage to more than just yards and landscape, trees are also vulnerable. Liberty County Extension Agent Ron Holcomb said using a sprinkler system to water trees is a waste of water. Instead, for maximum effect, a drip-line system should be placed on the ground at the edge of the extended tree branches with a soaker hose around the tree at that drip line. For information, call the extension service at 936-336-4558, ext. 221.

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Friday Night Lights: It's a big night for several local high school gridiron teams. The Dayton Broncos and Hull-Daisetta Bobcats are playing for at least a share of their respective titles. As for the Liberty Panthers, a win tonight guarantees them a spot in the state playoffs. Dayton will host Crosby tonight at 7 in Bronco Stadium. Liberty is at Cleveland for a 7:30 kickoff. Hull-Daisetta is hosting Lovelady. Kickoff is tonight at 7:30. The Liberty and Dayton games will be carried live, split channel, on KSHN FM 99.9 and on the internet at www.kshn.com. Then, on the internet only, are the Hull-Daisetta, Hardin and Barbers Hill games. Click on your team's logo under Teamline on kshn.com.

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Obituaries: Larry Dwight Hardy, 56. Services tomorrow at 11 a.m. at North Main Baptist Church of Liberty.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.65 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 204 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010

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T.V.E. Youth Livestock Auction: A correction from the originally reported sales figures from the Youth Livestock Auction. T.V.E. President Donnie Smith said sales last Friday reached $197,000, more than $9,000 higher than reported that day. That does not include the additional money that comes in later in the form of add-ons.

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Play Offs: Hull-Daisetta: As the regular season of high school football draws to a close, the play off picture is beginning to emerge. In state 1-A, the Hull-Daisetta Bobcats have already earned a place in the playoffs, however, tomorrow night, they play for the district 11-1A title as they host Lovelady Lions. Both teams are perfect at 2-0 in league play. Kickoff is at 7:30 in Bobcat Stadium. If you can't be there, hear the live play-by-play coverage on www.kshn.com just click on the Bobcat logo. Dayton Broncos: The Dayton Broncos have already secured entry into post-season action, sitting at 5-0 in league play, followed by Barbers Hill and Crosby, both at 4-1. Keep track of the Broncos vs. Crosby game Friday night live on KSHN 99.9 or online www.kshn.com 7 p.m. kick off. Liberty Panthers: A win tomorrow night against the Cleveland Indians ensures the Liberty Panthers a playoff berth with a third place finish. We will broadcast the Liberty Panthers game live on the radio and online.

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Costumes: Likely, you've already picked out the Halloween costume your tot will wear this weekend, but for those last minute decisions, the US Product Safety Commission has some tips. Costumes, store bought or home made, should be of flame retardant material. Design reflector strips, a flashlight or glow sticks in the costume to make it more visible at night. High heels and long dragging costumes are a bad idea. The commission said each year falls are the number one cause of child injuries on Halloween. Incidentally, the product safety commission reports falls during Halloween are also the number one reported injury to adults as well.

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Fire Danger: Persistent dry conditions in the timber fuels in southeast Texas provide the potential for daily wildfire activity. The Texas Forest Service strongly encourage everyone to be extremely cautious while dangerous wildfire conditions prevail.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.84 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 203 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010

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Flags Lowered: Liberty County Judge Phil Fitzgerald has directed that flags on county government buildings and county owned facilities be lowered to half staff in honor of Sheriff's Deputy Odell McDuffie, Jr. who died in the line of duty Monday. Flag etiquette dictates flags remain lowered until sundown the day of Deputy McDuffie's burial. Judge Fitzgerald also encourages other flags in Liberty County to also be lowered in honor of Deputy McDuffie over the same period.

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100 Club: The 100 Club announced today that donations are being accepted to its "Survivors Fund" on behalf of Liberty County Sheriffs Deputy Odell McDuffie. The 100 Club is a nationally recognized group providing benefits to peace officers and firefighters from an 18 county area surrounding Houston who are killed in the line of duty. Rick Hartley, executive director for the 100 Club and a former Liberty County resident, told KSHN that a $10,000 check will be given to Deputy McDuffie's family right away, to assist with immediate needs. Additional financial support for the family will be provided after the club survivors fund committee makes a review. If you wish to help, contributions may be made at www.the100club.org or mailed to 100 Club Survivors Fund, 1233 West Loop South – Suite 1250, Houston, TX. 77027–9107. 100% of "Survivor's Fund" donations go to dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

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Candy X-Ray: Once again, the Liberty Dayton Regional Medical center will offer free X-rays of trick or treat goodies, Sunday from 7 to 10 pm.

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Burn Ban: Liberty County remains under a burn ban. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday morning to continue prohibiting outdoor burning in unincorporated areas.

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Political Forums: The Partyline program at 8:30 on Thursday will feature the candidates for Liberty County Treasurer.

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Obituaries: Liberty County Sheriffs Deputy Odell McDuffie Jr, 43 of LaPorte. Services Saturday at 11 a.m. at Christian Life Center, 100 East Hanson, Cleveland. A family gathering will be held at the Cleveland Civic Center following the burial.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 6.17 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 202 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010

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Liberty County Deputy Killed: A long time Liberty County Sheriffs Deputy, lost his life yesterday in a traffic accident in Hardin County. Odell McDuffie was returning to Liberty County following a juvenile transport, when he apparently lost control of the sheriffs' department car he was driving. According to Liberty PD Public Information Officer Hugh Bishop, Deputy McDuffie's car went off the roadway hitting a tree, and burst into flames. The wreck happened on FM 770 just north of Saratoga, around 1 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Odell McDuffie has been with the Liberty County Sheriffs Department since February 1994. He was 43, married with three children.

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Hospital Upgrades: It has been many years since basic surgical procedures were offered locally. Now, Liberty County Hospital District Board President Bruce Stratton says with the district purchase of the facility, one of the first things they will be doing is bringing back that option to south Liberty County. Speaking last week to the Liberty Rotary Club, Bruce Stratton said they would be able to offer some procedures in January next year. In addition, the district is working to obtain a $3 million dollar loan through the US Department of Agriculture, for both improvements and to pay off local debts.

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Texas Ave. Extension: The City of Liberty is holding a public hearing next Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Liberty City Hall on the Texas Ave. extension project. The purpose of the meeting is to present general information and gather citizen input. Exhibits will be on display showing the existing roadway and proposed project corridor. City of Liberty leaders and their project consultants will be there to answer questions.

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Parenting Classes: The Liberty County Agri-Life Extension Office will host a "Project Life" course to help folks improve their parenting skills. The six-week course will begin November 2 and continue through Dec. 14. For information, call 336-4558 ext. 221 or in Cleveland 281-593-0405 ext. 221.

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Obituaries: Ernest Smith Sr., 87 of Huffman. Services today at 10 a.m. in First Baptist Church in Huffman. Mickey C. Baker, 69 of Dayton. Services tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 6.11 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 201 MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010

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Shooting Death: One man is dead and another in custody following a shooting on Sunday just after 1 p.m. The incident occurred on FM 2830 just north of U.S. 90. Early details indicated the shooting was the result of a land dispute and that the man who fired the shots called 911 himself. Investigators spent the afternoon waiting on a search warrant.

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TVE Auction: This year's TVE auction sales were down from last year, but the total accumulated by auctioneer Ed Phillips was a solid payday for the hardworking kids from Liberty and Chambers counties. The Grand Champion Market Steer, owned by Kelli Neuman of East Chambers FFA, brought $10,500 from Chapman A/C and Scott Davis. When Friday's TVE Youth Livestock Auction ended, sales totaled $188,633. That was $20,458 off last year's total of $209,491. That total is without add-ons, and those could mean a significant increase in the final auction sales numbers.

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Early Voting: This is the final week for early voting in the Nov. 2 General Election. It continues through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the courthouse in Liberty and the annex in Cleveland. Registered voters can also cast ballots from 3 to 7 p.m. through Friday at the Dayton Annex and the Hardin Community Center. So far, 3,771 have voted early in Liberty Co. Early voting in the LISD $18.874 million bond election continues through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school administration building on Grand Avenue. To date, 315 have voted in that election.

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Football: Last Friday night, Dayton shut out North Forest 42-0. The Broncos host Crosby this coming Friday at 7 p.m. in Bronco Stadium. Also last Friday, Liberty stuck-it to Splendora 49-28. The Panthers travel to Cleveland this Friday. Kickoff is 7:30. In other action from last Friday, Hull-Daisetta beat West Hardin 27-12. Newton dominated Hardin 62-20. Huffman pounded Cleveland 56-15 while Shepherd downed Tarkington 32-6.

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Obituaries: James Allen McCarty, 79, of Brookston. Service 2 p.m. today at Cooke Cemetery under direction of AFS. Thomas W. Chandler, 65, of Kenefick. Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Amanda Christine Hylton, 34, of Liberty. Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at North Main Baptist Church under direction of AFS.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.32 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 200 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2010

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Fatality Wreck: A tragedy on FM 563 about 4 to 5 miles south of U.S. 90 during the noon hour yesterday. A 62-year-old man, John Larvange of Hankamer, and 21-year-old Devona Renee Lee, daughter of Elisabeth Lewis who was originally reported as a victim of the accident, were both ejected when an SUV lost control and began rolling over. Neither was wearing a seatbelt. Mr. Larvange was said to have died instantly when he was thrown from the car. Devona Lee, who was the driver, survived her ejection and was breathing but unresponsive with numerous fractures and other possible internal injuries. We are told when Life Flight Air Ambulance lifted off the roadway for Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Devona Lee was in critical condition. Texas DPS is investigating the crash.

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Sale Day: Today is the big sale day for the kids whose livestock entries made top grade. Of course, the big ticket item is always the grand champion steer, which last year brought $10,000. Total sales from last year topped $209,000. During today's sale, the grand and reserve in each category are sold first, and KSHN radio will broadcast that portion of the auction live. In total, including grand and reserve there will be 20 steer, 20 heifers and 40 swine sold. In addition, there will be 15 goats, 5 lambs, 10 pens of chickens and 10 pens of rabbits. Auctioneer Ed Phillips will conduct the sale that starts at 12:30, preceded by the buyers' luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

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Bovine: The winner of the coveted position of grand champion steer went to Kelli Neuman of East Chambers FFA. Bay-Lee Lott with Dayton 4-H brought in the reserve champion title. Traditionally the grand champion steer brings the highest dollar amount during the youth livestock auction. Heifers: Grand champion heifer was shown by Wesley Walker with Dayton 4-H. Reserve champion was East Chambers FFA's Emily Neuman

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Home Economics: Home economics entries were judged on Tuesday, and of those, the top 6 items will make today's sale. The grand champion senior decorated cake was created by Cody May. Grand champion junior decorated cake goes to Cade Goodwin. McKenzie Beasley made the grand champion senior food while Aston McCawley had the grand champion junior food. Grand champion pie was Jaclyn Robinson and grand champion bread went to Kristin Rogers.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.32 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 199 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010

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Broilers and Rabbits: When the judging was completed on Monday, both the top market rabbits and market broilers were named. Topping the list with the Grand Champion Market Rabbit was Phillip Jones of Dayton FFA and Reserve Champion Market Rabbit went to Jessica Revils of Dayton 4-H. In the Market Broiler division, grand champion was Rachel Arnold with Tarkington FFA and the Reserve Champion pen of broilers was shown by Colby Arnold, a member of Romayor 4-H.

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Liberty ISD Financial: The Liberty Independent School District has earned a superior rating through the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, also known as FIRST. LISD scored 75 out of a possible 80. Margaret Lee, LISD Chief Financial Officer said the superior rating is the highest there is.

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Market Lambs and Goats: In yesterday's judging at the T.V.E, the Grand Champion Market Lamb and Market Goat were both shown by Bay-Lee Lott with Dayton 4-H. Barbers Hill FFA's Rayne Hobbs showed the Reserve Champion Market Goat. Heather Caudle with Barbers Hill FFA showed the Reserve Champion Market Lamb.

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Market Pigs: In the market swine show held yesterday at the 102nd T.V.E, Hannah Dodson with Eastgate 4-H raised the reserve champion and Ryan Brock with Barbers Hill FFA showed the grand champion.

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Early Voting: Early voting started Monday, and according to the County Clerks office, as of 4 p.m. yesterday, 1,984 had voted early. Early voting continues through Oct. 29.

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Drive for LHS: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is your chance to help the LHS class of 2011 by test driving at new Ford. Sponsored by BJ Ford and the Ford Motor Company, licensed drivers 18 years and up can test drive a new Ford at LHS, and the Ford Motor Company will make a $20 donation to the class.

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Obituaries: Thelma Hardy Eakens, 92 of Saratoga. Services tomorrow 2 p.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Services in Batson.

Paul Oren Wright, 83 of Dayton. Graveside service tomorrow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Houston.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.42 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 198 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010

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Tax Statements: Property tax statements were mailed out Monday. That according to Liberty County Tax Assessor / Collector Mark McClelland. According to McClelland taxpayers have about 100 days to pay their taxes without penalty before the January 31, 2011 deadline. After that date, a penalty fee will be added. The local tax collector reminds taxpayers, it is their responsibility to pay property taxes on time. Those who have not received there property tax statement by early November should contact Mark McClelland's office in Liberty at 336-4633 or in Cleveland at 281-593-8415.

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Opening Day: It's here – the 102nd Trinity Valley Fair and Rodeo has arrived. That means plenty of carnival fun daily through Saturday until midnight and PRCA Rodeo action each night beginning at 7:30. The fairgrounds are on FM 563, one mile south of U.S. 90 in Liberty. For information, call 336-7455.

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Cancer Screening: Experts with San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Cancer Center will be in Liberty to hold their free cervical screening and PAP smear for women age 20 and over, next Monday October 25th. Reservations are required. The screenings will be done at North Main Baptist Church. The free clinic will be in the building next to the church sanctuary. To make a reservation for these life saving free tests, call 832-667-5864.

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Straight Party Voting: Looking back at the November 2008 general election, there were 21,914 Liberty County residents that cast a ballot. Of that number, 23.6 percent voted straight party. We asked County Clerk Delia Sellers about voting straight ticket but then crossing over to pick someone from another party in one or more races. The county clerk said voters could do that in as many individual races as they wish.

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Early Voting Locations: Early voting continues weekdays through Friday October 29. Ballots can be cast from 7-7 at the county courthouse in Liberty and the courthouse annex in Cleveland. There are also early voting opportunities weekdays from 3-7 p.m. at the Dayton Courthouse Annex and Hardin Community Center. There will bit a special early voting day this Sunday. On that occasion, early ballots can be cast from 11 am to 2 pm at all four locations.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.33 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 197 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010

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T.V.E.: The 102nd Trinity Valley Exposition really kicks it off tomorrow morning with the Kiddie Trail ride, opening day parade, as well as some of the livestock judging. The market swine and market goat entries will be judged today, as will breeding goats. Sign up for the decorated stick horse competition starts at 5, and sign up for mutton bustin starts at 6 pm. In addition, the PRCA rodeo kicks off at 7:30. Entry to the fairgrounds is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets for the PRCA rodeo are $8 and $5 for students. If you already have your rodeo ticket, that covers admittance to the fairgrounds. Rodeo tickets are available at FLNB both Liberty and Dayton, all three Thrif-Tee locations, Baskins in Liberty, and online at the T.V.E website, get there by going to ours, www.kshn.com.

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Political Forums: Tomorrow, candidates for judge of the Liberty County Court at Law will be on the KSHN Partyline program at 8:30 a.m. Both Republican Tommy Chambers and Democrat Zack Zbranek have agreed to appear on the program. Our listeners are encouraged to fax or call in their questions for the candidates.

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Lady Panthers: The Lady Panthers volleyball team has their eyes on the playoffs with three district 22-3A games remaining on their schedule. Leading the district race at 9-0 are the Tarkington Longhorns, with Huffman in second at 8-2. The Panthers round out the top three at 5-4. The Liberty Panthers volleyball team controls their own destiny. Victories in the three remaining contests would assure a spot in post-season play.

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Kiddie Trail Ride: Tomorrow morning, the T.V.E. Kiddie Trail ride, a longstanding tradition, will start with riders and wagons gathering one block off Highway 146 on FM 1011, just north of Liberty at the Pickett ranch. A hot breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. and the trail ride moves out at 9 a.m. A chaperoned hay wagon is available for non-riders. The Kiddie Trail Ride will join up with the tail end of the opening day parade through downtown Liberty. Everyone is invited to be a part of the annual Kiddie Trail Ride. For information, call 936-334-2821.

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Obituaries: David Lyndon Nunez, 31 of Dayton. Services Thursday at 10 a.m. at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.34 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 196 MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010

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Crash injures Bronco grid star: Saturday a Dayton gridiron standout was hurt in a two-vehicle crash. Dayton Police say Jakari Delasbour 16, a DHS junior, was airlifted by Life Flight air ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital, but now has been treated and released. Police say that wreck was at the corner of U.S. 90 and Winfree. A traffic light was out due to a temporary power outage. On Sunday, Dayton Head Football Coach Jerry Stewart said Jakari was in Intensive care for observation, but later Sunday he was released to come home. We are told the running back will not be ready to play Friday but will be ok.

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Early Voting: Early voting for the Nov. 2 General Election starts today and continues through Oct. 29 at four locations throughout Liberty County. For information, call the county clerk's office in Liberty at 936-336-4670.

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TVE Baby Parade: Saturday's annual TVE Baby Parade was once again a big hit with this year's theme "Little Golden Books". The Best Overall trophy went to a large float titled "Old Mother Goose and Other Nursery Rhymes". Best Individual Performance went to Lleyton Berry, 2, who portrayed the wolf from "Three Little Pigs". To get a look at these winning entries, head out to Wednesday's TVE Opening Day Parade beginning at 10 a.m. KSHN will broadcast the festivities live.

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Football Recap: Recapping gridiron action from last Friday, Dayton steamrolled Goose Creek 49-7 for a homecoming win. Dayton's homecoming queen is Mary Fielder. Liberty won a nail-biter in overtime against Shepherd 22-16. Hull-Daisetta also celebrated homecoming with a 29-8 victory over Colmesneil. Hull-Daisetta crowned Katelyn McCreight queen. In other action, Woodville topped Hardin 41-22 while Coldspring blasted Cleveland 48-3. Tarkington had the weekend off.

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Obituaries: Matthew Wayne Wilde,28, Raywood. Service 10 a.m. today at North Main Baptist under direction of Faith and Family.***Patricia Ann Polasek, 61, of Dayton. Service 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church under direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton***Helen Lorean McKinney, 67, Thicket. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Thicket Church of God under direction of Faith and Family***.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.34 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 195 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010

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TVE Round-up: This is Country Weekend for the 102nd Trinity Valley Exposition Fair and Rodeo. The annual BBQ Contest gets under way today. Then, the 42 Domino Tournament and the Texas Hold'em Tournament are tonight starting at 7 in the TVE Expo Hall. The Baby Parade is tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. along Main Street in downtown Liberty. The barbecue contest continues tomorrow culminating with the awards ceremony at 5:30 in the afternoon. The always-popular Concert Dance rounds out Saturday's activities featuring country legend Gene Watson. Advance tickets to the Concert Dance are $12 a person or $20 a couple at FLNB Financial Centers in Liberty and Dayton, Baskins in Liberty and the TVE Fairgrounds on FM 563. Gates for the dance open at 8 p.m. Saturday with tickets selling for $15 a person and $25 a couple. For information, call 936-336-7455.

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E.B. Baker Award: An estimated 400 volunteers from Liberty and Chambers counties donate time and resources to make the Trinity Valley Exposition Fair and Rodeo a success. During Wednesday's appreciation dinner, the TVE board of directors announced Robin Land is this year's recipient of the E.B. Baker Award recognizing her as the top volunteer for 2010.

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LISD Bond Meeting: Liberty ISD has held four public tours and information meetings to provide residents an opportunity to learn more about the $18.874 million bond election set for Nov. 2. In addition, trustees and administrators have appeared on KSHN Radio for extended discussions twice and spoken to many local civic organizations. Now, school officials will hold an information meeting tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ames City Hall, 304 Martin Street. Also, details on the LISD bond election and two online virtual tours can be found on the district's website. Go to www.kshn.com and click on the school link to find the panther logo. Brochures are available at the administration building and at KSHN Radio, 2099 Sam Houston. Groups interested in hosting an informational meeting can call the superintendent's office at 936-336-7213.

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Fatal Wreck: A Liberty man died Wednesday afternoon after his motorcycle struck the rear of a pickup truck on S.H. 321 in Dayton. Police say Matthew Wilde, 28, was not wearing a helmet. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.43 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 194 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010

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Flu Shots: Here's something you might not think about when thinking about the T.V.E., flu and pneumonia shots. T.V.E. President Donny Smith said several health related organizations have joined together to offer flu and pneumonia shots this Saturday during Country Weekend at the Trinity Valley Exposition. Starting at 10 and running through 2 pm, flu and pneumonia shots will be available free for those 65 and over who qualify and $20 for all others. For more information, call the fairgrounds office at 936-336-7455.

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Liberty City Council: The Liberty City Council took another step in the planned extension of Texas Avenue at their meeting Tuesday night. Council members voted unanimously to ratify an action by the Liberty Community Development Corporation to hire a Houston engineering firm to provide an assessment of that project. City Manager Gary Broz said Civil Corp L.L.C. of Houston was one the several engineering firms that submitted proposals to the L.C.D.C. board. The cost of $245,000 is to be covered by the L.C.D.C. and includes a complete evaluation of all aspects of the proposed street extension project including drainage, right of ways, signage and environmental impact.

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Car Show: This Saturday hear the rumble and roar of finely tuned engines as Retro Power comes to the Liberty City Park. Classic cars and trucks from 1972 and older, mostly older, will be on display for folks to admire and drool over. Michael Riley of Liberty said with weather cooperating, they expect it to be a great day for every car enthusiast. This Saturday's classic car and truck show is from 8 am until 5 pm. Admission is $5. To find out more, cal 281-389-5687 or go to www.retropower.com.

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Football: The Dayton Broncos host Goose Creek Memorial for homecoming tomorrow night at 7 p.m. The Liberty Panthers are on the road to Shepherd to take on the Pirates starting at 7:30. The Hardin Hornets are home against the Woodville Eagles; kick off 7:30, and its homecoming at Bobcat Stadium as Hull-Daisetta host Colmesneil, also, with a 7:30 kick off. Barbers Hill also is celebrating homecoming as they host the C.E. King Panthers, kick off 7 p.m. Both Liberty and Dayton will be broadcast on KSHN radio as well as online at www.kshn.com. The Bobcats, Hornets, and Eagles are broadcast online

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.45 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 193 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010

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Fun Passes: Each year, the carnival and Trinity Valley Exposition sell what are called fun passes. These allow the holder to ride as many rides at the Talley Amusement Carnival as they can stand thoughout the T.V.E. Those fun passes went on sale last Saturday at the fairgrounds and T.V.E. President Donny Smith said there are a very few left, however, they will not be sold after Monday. The fun passes are $80. Get yours at the T.V.E. office at the fairgrounds on FM 563 in Liberty.

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Burnham's Give 20-Grand: It has been 21 years since the J.C. and Bruce Burnham families along with BJ Ford and many volunteers began the Burnham Classic Golf Tournament, pledging all profits to help those served by Tri-County Mental Health Services. The tournament was earlier this year, and last week executives of Tri-County met with tournament sponsors to receive the good news. Bruce Burnham presented a check for $20,000 to Tri-County Board Chair Cecil McKnight and Director Cindy Sill. That $20,000 pushes the total gifts from the tournament to over $400,000.

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CPD Drug Arrests: The Cleveland Police Department arrested four following an undercover narcotics operation. CPD Assistant Chief Darrell Broussard said Christopher D. Williams, Gabrielle Williams and Tip Johnson all of Cleveland and Louvenia Matthews of Shepherd were all charged with delivery of a controlled substance. Christopher D. Williams has the additional charge of delivery of marijuana. An unrelated traffic stop by Cleveland Sgt. Kevin Cooke turned up an additional nine pounds of marijuana. Charged in that case was Amanda Hardegree.

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Burn Ban: Liberty County Commissioners yesterday voted to extend the current ban against outdoor burning until October 26, which is the next meeting of county commissioners.

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Sale Date Correction: The big youth livestock show is Friday October 22 with the freezer sale to follow the next day. We apologize for the error.

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Obituaries: Richard Lee Fairley, 46 of Dayton. Graveside services Friday at 10 a.m. at Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. Candy Share, 62 of Dayton. A memorial will be held later.

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*LAKE RELEASE: 1,000 CFS LIBERTY BRIDGE: 5.52 ASL*

VOLUME 25 NO. 192 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010

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T.V.E. 100 Club: Each year, members of the T.V.E. 100 Club pool resources to participate in Friday October 29s big youth livestock auction as well as the freezer sale the next day for those animals not chosen for the auction. A 100 Club membership is just $100 and each 100 Club members' name is entered into a drawing for one of the animals purchased. You can keep the animal should your name be drawn, or donate it back. You can join online at the T.V.E. web site, link there from www.kshn.com You can also purchase a membership via credit card by calling the fairgrounds at 936-336-7455.

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Political Partylines: Tomorrow, candidates for the 75th District Court Judgeship will be on the KSHN Partyline program at 8:30. Democrat Incumbent C.T. "Rusty" Hight and Republican Mark Morefield have both said they would be here. Listeners are encouraged to fax or call in their questions for the candidates.

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Jingle Bell Ball: The Liberty Elks Lodge is ramping up for its fifth annual Jingle Bell Ball planned for December 11. The annual event is for physically and mentally disabled children, teenagers, adults, and their families. Kevin Ladd event volunteer said organizers are registering special needs participants for this free fun filled party. In addition, Kevin Ladd said the Liberty Elks Lodge is asking for sponsors to make this special event possible. To register an individual, or to volunteer your time to help, call Margie Powell, at 936-334-2678. Donations can be dropped off at Bob Edwards Realty on West Clayton in Dayton.

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Coushatta Bus Trip: The October bus trip to Coushatta sponsored by the Liberty Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is set for Thursday October 21. The first class tour bus will leave from Thrif-Tee Food center on N. Main in Liberty at 8 a.m., returning that evening at 7:30. Reservations should be made and fee paid at the chamber office in Liberty by close of business tomorrow. Cost is $15 with a $10 credit applied at the casino. For information, call 336-5736.

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T.V.E. Appreciation Dinner: The annual T.V.E. appreciation dinner is tomorrow night at the fairgrounds on FM 563. T.V.E. President Donny Smith said anyone who is a part of the T.V.E. is invited to the dinner at 6:30 p.m.

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VOLUME 25 NO. 191 MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010

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Educational Grants: The Liberty ISD Education Foundation started in 2007 with assistance from the Miles Foundation. The mission of this non-profit group is to enhance the educational experience of children at Liberty schools by funding good ideas developed by their teachers. This year, the group gave $26,000 in grant funds to seven teachers or teams of teachers to implement their learning project in the LISD classrooms.

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LISD Tour: Liberty ISD will host another public informational meeting and tour tomorrow night at 6 to provide school district residents and taxpayers an opportunity to learn more about the $18.874 million bond election set for Nov. 2. That meeting will begin in the administration building on Grand Avenue.

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Man Dies of Gunshot: A Liberty County man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday. Sheriff's Captain Steve Green said Randy Strokos, 31, was found behind a house on C.R. 2063 in the Tanner Settlement. A gun was by his side.

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TVE Dance: This Saturday's TVE Concert Dance will feature country legend Gene Watson, best known for such hits as "14 Karat Mind" and "Farewell Party". Advance tickets are $12 per person or $20 per couple. You can get advance tickets at FLNB Financial Centers in Liberty or Dayton, Baskins Department Store in Liberty, or the TVE fairgrounds on FM 563, one mile south of U.S. 90 in Liberty. For information, call 936-336-7455 or visit the TVE website by going to www.kshn.com and clicking on the TVE logo near the top of our homepage.

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Gridiron Action: Recapping Friday night football, 2-4 Liberty won homecoming over 1-5 Tarkington. Lauren Cook was crowned queen. The Panthers travel to Shepard this Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Also this past Friday, 3-3 Dayton moved to 3-0 in district with a 59-0 drubbing of Baytown Lee. Now, the Broncos will host Goose Creek Memorial at 7 this coming Friday night. In other gridiron action from this past Friday, East Chambers out lasted Hardin in a 53-46 shootout while Hull-Daisetta blasted High Island 61-8. Cleveland had the night off.

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Obituaries: Christian Allen Walters, 58, of Huffman. Service 2 p.m. today at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty.

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VOLUME 25 NO. 190 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010

More Indictments for Shauberger and Akins: The list of criminal indictments against two men, Eddie Shauberger and Frederick Ray Akins, accused of attempting to defraud a home health care company continues to grow. The Liberty County Sheriff's department has confirmed a grand jury has handed down four new indictments each against the two men. The newest charges are engaging in organized criminal activity, misapplication of fiduciary property and theft of property. These come after indictments of tampering with government documents, and a late august indictment of Eddie Shauberger for perjury for allegedly lying under oath while testifying in a civil suit. Both men have been released on personal recognizance bonds of $15,000 on these new criminal indictments.

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Murder Charges: Martina Sellers and Gerald Nugent now have murder charges against them in the case of the death of their 8-week-old child, Brooke Nugent. In addition, Martina Sellers is charged with injury to a child and Gerald Nugent has a first-degree felony charge of injury to a child.

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Kelley's Accomplice Sentenced: KSHN reported local lawman Harry Kelley was indicted by a federal grand jury on various charges, including theft of 103 firearms. Now, United States Attorney John Bales has announced an Humble man, 54-year-old Gary Lee, has been sentenced for his role in the sale of those guns, which were stolen from the Cleveland Police Department's evidence room. What U.S. Prosecutor John Bales called information" was filed in April charging Lee with concealing a felony. Wednesday, Gary Lee was sentenced to two years probation. In addition, he must serve 120 days home confinement. ****************************************************

Miss T.V.E: The deadline to enter the Little Miss T.V.E Rodeo Pageant is tomorrow. The popular event is for girls' age three to thirteen. It will be held at the fairgrounds on FM 563 south of Highway 90 in Liberty Saturday October 16. Cost to enter is $30 and that includes entry in the photogenic competition. For more information, call the fairgrounds at 936-336-7455.

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Burn Ban: Liberty County Judge Phil Fitzgerald has issued a ban against outdoor burning in all unincorporated areas of Liberty County.

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VOLUME 25 NO. 191 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010

Infant's Death: KSHN reported the death of Emberlee Jayce Craft, infant daughter of Rosemary Leanne Montes and Eric Jason Craft. She died last Thursday morning at a house in Liberty. According to Liberty Police Public Information Officer Hugh Bishop, state law requires an autopsy in the death of any child age 6 and under. Officer Bishop said in December of last year, Children's Protective Services removed two children from the home of Rosemary Montes and placed the then 10 and 8 year old girls with their biological father. Liberty Police report they are looking for the infant's father, Jason Craft, on unrelated matters. Emberlee Craft was born August 8 of this year.

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Fallen Soldier: Flags in Liberty County, under order of Governor Rick Perry are to be lowered to half-staff on Friday in honor of fallen soldier, Sgt. Calvin Bernard Harrison Sgt Harrison lost his life September 29 in Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his unit. The 31-year-old graduate of Jones High School in Cold Spring was born in Cleveland Texas. He enlisted in the army in 1998 following his graduation. In 2007, he completed the Special Forces qualifications course and earned the coveted Green Beret as a Special Forces medical sergeant. Sgt. Harrison had already served in Iraq and was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

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Brooke Nugent: It's been five years since Brooke Glyn Nugent, 8 weeks old, suffered injuries so grave they left her blind and severely disabled. The little girl lived in a highly specialized foster home in custody of Children's Protective Services until her death in November 2007. An investigation by the Liberty Police and Texas Ranger Frank Huff resulted in grand jury indictments in 2006 against the child's mother Martina Sellers, charged with aggravated injury to a child and the child's father, Gerald Nugent, charged with injury to a child by failing to protect the child. Both parents have been free on bond. Now District Attorney Mike Little says he has filed a motion in Judge Chap Cain's 253 District Court for the parents to be tried together on those charges. Judge Chain is set to rule Dec. 1.

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Obituaries: Martin J. Somers, 88 of Liberty. Services tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty. Asa B. McNair, 84 of Dayton. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at First Untied Methodist Church in Dayton.

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VOLUME 25 NO. 190 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010

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Arrest in 2009 Murder: An arrest has been made in the November 2009 murder of 33-year-old Michael Lee Gooden. The Kenefick man was found in a pasture about 400 yards from his residence on FM 1008. Family members reported him missing after finding what appeared to be blood in his truck the day before his body was discovered. An autopsy was ordered but the Liberty County Sheriffs department did not release the results other than to say he had not died of natural causes. Liberty County Sheriffs Department PIO Steve Greene said a Liberty County grand jury has indicted 34-year-old Robert Jason Logan for the murder of Michael Lee Gooden. At last report, Robert Logan was in the Liberty County Jail. No bond has been set at this time.

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Jail Gas Problem: What is refereed to as the new Liberty County Jail and the attached sheriff's department have been without natural gas service for nearly two weeks. Sheriffs Dept. Public Information Officer Steve Greene, said on Sept. 24 a gas leak was detected. As a result, Center Point Gas service has been turned off almost two weeks. County Judge Phil Fitzgerald said workers hired by jail operator, Community Education Centers, are working to fix the problem. Sheriff PIO Steve Greene said it has caused logistical issues with things like inmate meals and showers. Christopher Greeder, spokesperson of CEC, said staff is working with county officials to quickly restore full service. In the meantime, he claimed all inmates have access to hot showers and the facility has implemented a modified menu until the kitchen is once again operational. Officials say gas service should be restored by tomorrow at the latest.

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Correction Valley Players: A correction on yesterday's Radiogram, the Friday night performance of the Valley Players production is 7 p.m. We regret the error.

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Phone Number Correction: The correct number to call and make an appointment for upcoming prostate cancer screenings is the San Jacinto Methodist Cancer Center number, 832-667-5864.

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Obituaries: Joseph William Lagrone, 69 of Hardin. Graveside services today 2 p.m. Hopewell Cemetery in Deridder, Louisiana.

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VOLUME 25 NO. 189 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010

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Household Special Waste: Waste Management is starting a special program in Liberty and Dayton, where customers can call to schedule pick up of what is called home-generated special waste. Terry Woodson, with Waste Management said special waste would include items like paint, motor oil, pool chemicals, and over the counter medications. She said residents in both Dayton and Liberty would be receiving flyers over the next ten or so days explaining the program.

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T.V.E Appreciation Dinner: The Annual Trinity Valley Exposition Appreciation dinner to honor the hundreds of volunteers and sponsors is coming up Wednesday October 13. The dinner will feature the naming of the honoree of this year's E.B. Baker award, given each year to a volunteer whose tireless efforts on behalf of the T.V.E go beyond even the usual hard work and dedication shown by others. T.V.E President Donny Smith said anyone who is a part of the fair and rodeo are invited to the appreciation dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. in the arena out at the fairgrounds on FM 563 in Liberty.

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Valley Players: The south Liberty county thespians, the Valley Players will present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", this Friday through Sunday. The curtain goes up Friday at 7 p.m., then Saturday there will be a matinee at 2 and another night performance at 8 p.m. then comes another matinee Sunday at 2 p.m. this will be the Valley Players first performance in the newly renovated Geraldine D. Humphrey's Cultural Center's Humphrey's Burson Theater. Call Jackie Hartel for reservations at 936-336-6699.

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Prostate Screening: KSHN Radio has been co-sponsoring prostate screening clinics for 13 years. This year it will be here in Liberty October 13, but handled differently, in concert with San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. Every year, over 200 local men have availed themselves of the free tests here in Liberty and many lives have been saved from early detection by the men who got the tests. Call to make an appointment at this San Jacinto Methodist Cancer Center number, 832-667-5864.

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Obituaries: Weltha Guillory, 80 of Anahuac. Services tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sterling Funeral Home, Anahuac.

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VOLUME 25 NO. 188 MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010

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National Night Out: Local law enforcement agencies will celebrate the 27th Annual National Night Out tomorrow night. Both Liberty Police Department and Dayton PD will have additional officers on the street meeting one-on-one with local residents to answer questions. Cleveland PD will hold an open house event tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. at the police department, 226 Peach Avenue. For more information, call your local police department. Liberty PD can be reached at 936-336-5666. The Dayton Police Department's non-emergency number is 936-258-7621. To call Cleveland PD, dial 281-592-2621.

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TVE Trail Ride: The 102nd Trinity Valley Exposition is almost here. In fact, the 2010 TVE Trail Ride is this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the fairgrounds on FM 563, one mile south of U.S. 90 in Liberty. Organizers say the trail ride is lots of fun for riders and non-riders. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for youth 7 to 12. Kids 6 and under are free. For information, call 936-334-2821 or 262-7015.

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Voter Registration: Liberty County Voter Registrar Mark McClelland reminds area residents, who are not already registered, the deadline to sign up to vote in the November 2 General Election is today. His offices at both the courthouse in Liberty and the annex in Cleveland are open today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The local number for voter registration information is 936-336-8683. That's 336-VOTE.

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City of Liberty: Beginning today, the hours of operation for Liberty municipal offices are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Liberty City Manager Gary Broz said the new hours are designed to provide better customer service.

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Football Scores: Recapping Friday night gridiron action, the Dayton Broncos topped Galena Park 52-23 to advance their record to 2-0 in District 19-4A. Buna downed the previously undefeated Hardin Hornets 56-32. Huffman shut out Tarkington 57-0 while Splendora beat Cleveland 21-3. Both Liberty and Hull-Daisetta had the week off.

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Obituaries: Michael Ray Flanery Jr., 38, of Dayton. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Pace-Stancil in Dayton.

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VOLUME 25 NO. 187 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010

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Voter Registration: Deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election is just days away. Liberty County Voter Registrar Mark McClelland reminds area residents, who are not already registered, the deadline to sign up to vote in the General Election is this Monday. His office at both the courthouse in Liberty and the annex in Cleveland are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The local number for voter registration information is 936-336-8683. That's 336-VOTE.

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Dayton Chamber Lunch: Dayton Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly noon luncheon this coming Tuesday at the Dayton Community Center. This month's luncheon is a membership appreciation and membership drive. Each Chamber member is asked to bring a non-member guest. The $10 lunch will be catered by Pappy's Barbecue. For reservations, call the Dayton Chamber at 936-257-2393.

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Fun Passes: The always popular Trinity Valley Exposition Fun Passes go on sale tomorrow at 8 a.m. at the T.V.E. Fairgrounds. Just as in years past, there is a limited number of fun passes available. The $80 pass allows the bearer to enjoy unlimited rides at the Talley amusements carnival all five days of the T.V.E. The sale of Fun Passes starts tomorrow at 8 a.m. until they are sold out. Call the T.V.E Fairgrounds at 336-7455

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Animal Blessing: A local church will conduct a "Blessing of the Animals" Sunday. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of Liberty invites folks to bring their furry or feathered pets to the church parking lot Sunday at 5 p.m. for this special blessing. The congregation asks those who attend to bring a can or bag of non-perishable pet food that will be donated to the local animal shelter.

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UT and Texans: KSHN will broadcast the annual "Red River Shootout" between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners live tomorrow afternoon. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m. with pre-game here starting at 1:30. The Crown Prince Show will not air this week. On Sunday, the Houston Texans are at Oakland to play the Raiders. The NFL actions gets under way at 3:05 p.m. Our pre-game broadcast starts Sunday at 2:50. Due to the late start, Andy Waldrop's Solid Gold Sunday will air late around 7 p.m.

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