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Volume 35, No. 38 Thursday, February 27, 2020


Chamber Banquet: Tuesday of this week the Liberty Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce held their 44th annual awards banquet to recognize incoming and outgoing board members, and honor the two special individuals honored as Citizen of the year for both Liberty and Dayton. The Citizen of the Year award is given to persons in the Liberty-Dayton area who unselfishly volunteer their time with a life time of service and kindness to others. Tuesday night, in front of 350 or so people, at the Dayton Community Center, Diane Huddleston was named Liberty Area Citizen of the year, presented by Frank Jordan. He was last year’s honoree. Ms. Huddleston was clearly stunned to be the honoree and said she has received much more than she has given from her work in the community. Earl Randolph, was honored as Dayton Citizen of the year presented by last year’s Dayton recipient, Julie Campbell. The World War Two Veteran said he has tried to do the best he can for his family and community. Oh, did we mention the Mr. Eric Randolph is 97 years young. Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett delivered the keynote address on Tuesday night. We will have remarks from him on a later news cast and also we will report on a couple of very special surprise announcements from Tuesday’s big night.

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Robby Thornton: Incumbent Robby Thornton is seeking another term as Liberty County Precinct 4 Constable. On a recent Party Line program Robby Thornton said the Precinct 4 Constable’s office has improved since he took office in 2012. Robby Thorntonis being challenged by Gordon Bean. Early voting continues now through Friday. Voting hours today and tomorrow are 7 to 7. Early voting is at the Jack Hartel Community Buildingin Liberty, the Dayton Community Center, the Hardin City Halland the Cleveland Civic Center. On Election Day, Tuesday March 3rd voting is 7 to 7.

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Early Voting: Don’t forget - early voting continues today and tomorrow from 7 to 7 for the March 3rd Republican and Democrat Primary Elections. Through Tuesday of this week, 4,189 people have already cast their vote in Liberty County. Early voting is at the following four locations: the Jack Hartel Community Building, 318 San Jacinto Street in Liberty; Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach Avenuein Cleveland; Dayton Community Center at 801 South Cleveland St. in Dayton; and Hardin City Hall, 142 County Road 2010in Hardin. Again, early voting continues through this Friday for the Republican and Democrat Primaries. Election Day is 7 till 7 Tuesday, March 3rd. Voting on Election Day will be by assigned precinct except for a few consolidations. For voting information, call the Liberty County Elections Administrator’s office at 936-253-8050.

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Obits: Richard Ronald Frye- age 54 of Dayton passed away suddenly in Liberty. Richard worked as a tow truck operator for Moseley Wrecker for numerous years. He also worked as a Reserve Deputy for Liberty County Sheriff Department and for Allison Funeral Service. Visitation will be held 5-8 PM Friday at Allison Funeral Service, Liberty. Funeral Services to be at 2 PM Saturday February 29 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton. ** Anna Donatto Guillory, 90, of Libertypassed away peacefully on Thursday. A visitation will be held Friday, at Wells Funeral Service-Liberty from 1:00–5:00 pm. Funeral Mass Saturday at 11:00 am. Interment follows at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Ames.

Lake Release: 28,400 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 24.77 ASL

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