Volume 35, No. 111 Monday, June 8, 2020
Dayton FFA: It was an unusual day Saturday as without spectators, students or animals, the 71st Dayton FFA Livestock show auction was held in the anson Rigby arena. Award winning Auctioneer Brady Hanson handled the auctioneer duties as more than 100 buyers were in the stands. Also available to bid on animals were folks online with the company Cattle In Motion, who offers sales online. But it was the locals in the stands that brought in the largest prize, the winning bid for the grand champion steer. Shown by Breely Buffamonte, the last two bidders standing were A and H Services and Thrif-Tee Food Centers Cliff Ritchey. When the gavel dropped it was Mr. Richey’s $11,500 bid that won the grand champion steer. When the gavel fell on the reserve champion steer it was $6500 bid by Lopez Roofing and construction who was also Saturday’s volume buyer. In tomorrows news we will have a full accounting of Saturdays Auction. The 71st Dayton FFA Livestock Show was held Saturday with out spectators or students but community members stepped up to support the work of the youth of the Dayton area.
Black Lives Matter March: Liberty County Democratic Party Chair Michael Mark is pleased to announce that the Liberty County Democratic Party in conjunction with Liberty County Indivisible will hold a Black Lives Matter March to protest the death of George Floyd and other African-Americans killed while in police custody on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM at the City of Liberty Daniel Pavilion at 1829 Sam Houston Street in Liberty, Texas. The march will start at the pavilion, continue to Main Street, around the courthouse square and back to the pavilion for a candlelight vigil. Democratic nominee for the United States House of Representatives, District 36, Rashad Lewis will be present to speak. All are welcome.
Attempted Copper Theft: A Daisetta woman – 30-year-old Jade Davis – is facing a felony charge of Criminal Mischief for allegedly cutting the fiber optic cable in her neighborhood. According to a statement from Daisetta Police Department, it appears that Davis may have intended to scrap the cable for copper. Her arrest came after a neighbor reported to police that she had cut the cable in front of his house on Thursday. Initially the call to police was unclear, so when police arrived, they questioned Davis as she was walking along E. Oak Street with her dog. “She was very agitated and tried walking away,” according to the statement. As she walked away, she reportedly threw her purse and a pair of PVC pipe cutters fell out. The police officer did not immediately find that suspicious, so he turned around to talk to a neighbor down the street. The neighbor then told police that she had used the cutters to sever the fiber optic cable in front of his house. The officer said he went back to find Davis but she had already gone inside her home. On Friday, after consulting the Liberty County District Attorney’s office, the officer returned to Davis’ home with an arrest warrant. She was taken into custody and booked into the Liberty County Jail. According to Daisetta Police Department, Davis is already on probation for other crimes. In February 2020, she was arrested for Theft of Property and on May 26, 2020, she was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. If found guilty of the new charge for Felony Criminal Mischief, she faces punishment of 180 days to two years in a state jail and a fine up to $10,000. Her bond for the new charge is set at $8,000.
There is a chance to give blood today in Liberty. About one on seven people entering the hospital, or any reason, needs blood. That’s another important reason for giving the gift of life. Today Monday June 8th Liberty Church of Christ will have the LifeShare Blood Center Coach in their Parking lot at 3201 North Main today. That’s at the intersection of Main and the By-Pass. The blood donor coach will be there today from 4 PM until 8 PM. What a great chance to save a life.
George Thomas Smith, 78, of Dayton. He died last Thursday. Mr. Smith has lived most of his life in the Dayton area and is survived by his wife of 30 years, Laura Smith; No services are presently scheduled but are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.
Lake Release: 17,000 CFS –Liberty Bridge: 21.57 ASL