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Volume 35, No. 70, Tuesday April 14, 2020


Elections: The Coronavirus threat in Liberty County is forcing the May 2nd City council and School Board elections to move. That voting now takes place on November 3rd as part of the General Election. The change was made at the recommendation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Today we cover candidates vying for a place on Liberty City Council and The Liberty School Board. Starting with the Liberty School Board, Position #1 Incumbent Patty Watson did not file for re-election. Newcomers Bruce George and Lloyd Griffith both did sign up to run for that LISD trustee Position #1 seat. D-Ann Berry the Position #5 Incumbent did not draw an opponent and is running unopposed. Those are the only seats on the Liberty School board with expiring terms. Moving on to the Liberty City Council, Mayor Carl Pickett is seeking a new two-year term and is running without opposition. In city council at-large voting, Incumbent J.L. “Chipper” Smith has filed for a new term, as have fellow incumbents Neal Thornton and David Arnold. Ed Seymour is the lone challenger in the City Council race. The top three voter getters from four on the ballot win the race..


Food Drive: A Liberty Church of Christ and Liberty School Food Drive is underway. There’s two options to drop off nonperishable food this week. Items will be collected daily in the lunch and school work line at Liberty Middle School on Jefferson Drive, 10 AM and 1 PM daily, or another drop off point for nonperishable food is welcome at the Liberty Church of Christ - 3201 North Main Street. That’s Main St. at the bypass in Liberty. Volunteers will be at the family life building in the back of the Liberty Church of Christ – Monday thru Friday from 8 AM until Noon and from 1 until 5. To date, non-perishable food items, are requested. Most urgently needed items are as follows: Cereal, Spaghetti, Rice, Beans, Hamburger helper, Ramen Noodles, Cornbread mix, Gravy mix, Peanut butter, Jelly, and canned food. Money is also needed to buy frozen meat and hot dogs and would be appreciated. Volunteers, at the Liberty Middle School and Liberty Church of Christ are resupplying local food banks,


COVID and Stress: Uncertainty of COVID-19 is causing many to have to deal with something other than a virus. Many who none of the symptoms of the COVID 19 virus, suffer instead from anxiety, fear, and in some cases, even depression. Patti Savage, a longtime friend of, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with special qualifications in psychology. On a recent Party Line, Patti Savage said men are more likely to display anger to mask these issues. She said dealing with fear, anxiety, and depression head-on, instead of trying to hide them, helps manage them.


Mask or Not: To wear a mask or not to wear a mask? This question has been up for debate in the weeks since the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But now public health officials have shifted their recommendations. The CDC now recommends wearing a cloth face covering while out in public. In short, even if you're feeling fine, you could still be infected but very importantly not wearing a face mask could allow someone to unknowingly spread COVID-19.



Lillie “Mimi” DeDear, 86, of Hardin, died Friday, at home in Hardin. After a private service Mrs. DeDear will be interred at Liberty Catholic Cemetery.


Lake Release: 26,200 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 26.81 ASL

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