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William Paul Foster, 78, of Kaufman, TX passed away on November 23, 2021 in Dallas. Paul was born on February 17, 1943 to W.H. and Verna Foster in Kemp, TX. Paul was a longtime Kaufman County resident. He owned Kaufman Barber Shop for 42 years.  He enjoyed playing pool, hunting and being out…

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Mary Alice Henson, 86, of Kaufman, Tx passed away in Kaufman on November 26, 2021. Mary was born on September 15, 1935 in Benton, Louisiana to Archie and Jessie Lorene (Wilkins) Crawford. She married William Earl Henson July 3, 1954. Mary was a devout Christian and always kept her faith. She…

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Dr. Horace Perry Flatt passed away peacefully on November 22, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on August 28, 1930, to John Horace Flatt and Myrtie Mae Johnson Flatt, the second of their three children. He attended the public schools of Terrell, Texas, graduating as…

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The annual lighted Christmas parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. The parade will start at the Washington Square parking lot (next to Chef’s). The parade will continue down Washington Street towards the Square and will end at Shannon Park.

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The latest graduate of Gary Campbell High School is Gerald Herrington. Herrington plans on working and attending college in the fall of 2022.  

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On Nov. 20 Oak Ridge will dedicate and name a future park after its oldest living founder, Robert LaRue, now 105 years old.  The future park is located inside the subdivision of Oak Valley, bounded by Zagota Crossing, State Highway 34, and Abner Road.

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McDonald’s restaurants across North Texas will honor veterans with a free combo meal on Veterans Day. Veterans and active military can visit participating restaurants all day on Nov. 11 and show their military ID for a free breakfast, lunch or dinner combo meal. The offer is valid in the Dri…

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Adam Maddron (left) dressed as a veterinarian and sister Autumn Maddron (right) dressed as a pumpkin for Halloween festivities on Houston Street. The two were playing with a friend’s Shih Tzu, Kekoa, who dressed as Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. 

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Traditionally, the Kaufman cross country teams know how to perform under pressure. They displayed that rare and special ability on Oct. 25 at the Class 4A Region II Meet which took place at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie.

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Kathleen “Kathy” Davis of Kaufman, Texas, passed away at home on Sunday, October 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was 79 years old.

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Lloyd George Chrestman 92, of Combine, TX went to be with the Lord on October 30, 2021, peacefully in his home.  Lloyd was born on December 17, 1928 to Alton Texas and Maggie Zoe Chrestman in Decatur, TX.  Lloyd graduated from Decatur High School and joined the Air Force.  After leaving the …

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James Wayne Gent of Kaufman, Texas passed away at his home on October 29, 2021. Wayne was born in Houston, Texas to J.W. and Hazel Gent on December 25, 1941.  He graduated from Kaufman High School in 1960. While in high school Wayne lettered in football all four years and was inducted into t…

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John Furrer, 92, beloved father and grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on October 28, 2021. He entered this world on April 26, 1929 in South Gate, CA, born to Arnold and Maria Furrer.

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Sigilfredo Gomez (left) was crowned king and Hannah Foreman (right) was crowned queen during halftime on Oct. 30 at the Scurry-Rosser versus Rice High School football game.

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Kathleen “Kathy” Davis of Kaufman, Texas, passed away at home on Sunday, October 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was 79 years old.

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Griefshare group to help survive the holidays to be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 7 at The Kaufman Church of Christ. This griefshare group is designed to help those struggling with the emotions and repercussions caused from losing a loved one get through the holidays. Professional grief…

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Larry Edward Shanks Sr., age 72, of Kaufman, Texas passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Larry was born August 5, 1949 to parents, Lucy Faye Forsyth and Daniel Roy Shanks Jr. Larry was adventurous, courageous, and caring; enjoyed fishing, hunting, and shooting guns. He owned and operat…

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Johnny Countryman was born on August 30, 1943 in Kaufman, TX to JR and Ann Countryman. He died October 17, 2021 after fighting a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was surrounded by his adoring family. Johnny graduated Kaufman High School in 1963. He attended the Univers…

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The Friends of Kaufman Country Veterans Park are looking for $15 donations for wreaths to hang around the Veterans Memorial Park on National Wreaths Across America Day; the goal is to purchase and hang 200 balsam wreaths across the park. The wreaths will be hung on National Wreaths Across Am…

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Free flu shots available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the back of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman via drive-thru. These free Flu shots will be available to those who are ages 12 and up.

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Halloween on Houston Street will have one, central drop-off location for candy donations. Those that would like to donate candy for all of the residents of Houston Street, can do so at 1305 S. Houston St. (for front porch drop off only).

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Grief-share group is being  created to help survive the holidays. The group will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 at Central Baptist Church in Crandall. 

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The Kaufman County Hay Show will be held on Oct. 19 at the Kaufman County Fairgrounds, 4001 S. Washington Street (Hwy. 34 South); registration starts at 5 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults, there is no fee for the youth. 

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Congratulations to Gary Campbell High School's latest graduate, Lora Jonas! She plans on working and going to school this next semester.

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Greg Doster Art will host an art exhibit and experience from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Greg Doster Art Studio at 105 East Grove Street in Kaufman. Appetizers and house wine will be served to attendees. Tickets for the event can be purchased for at gregdoster.com; general admission is $5…

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The Center and the Kaufman County Homeless Coalition are hosting a fall carnival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 at The Center located at 400 S. Terrell Hwy.

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Hazel Mary LaCour of Scurry, Texas peacefully passed away at her home on August 10, 2021. Hazel was born in Colfax, Louisiana on May 4, 1936 to Eugene and Abell Thomisee. Hazel married Sammy LaCour February 7, 1958 in Boyce, Louisiana 63 years ago. 

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James Mikel Williams age 54, passed away on October 2, 2021 in Mesquite, Texas. He was born on June 18, 1967 in Mesquite to Bobby and Carole Williams. James was raised in Mesquite and Kaufman, where he graduated Kaufman High in 1985. 

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James David (JD) Collett from Scurry, is being inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s In Memory Program on Oct. 16, along with other Texas Vietnam veterans. The induction service will be held at the East Knoll of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 

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Shelby Faye Rohrbacker was born on April 9, 1943 in Athens, Texas to Lee and Lovie Neal Barnett. She passed away peacefully on September 28, 2021.

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Wanda Ann Sanders died at a Waxahachie, TX, nursing home on September 24, 2021 aged 90.  She was born in Kerens, TX, May 3, 1931, to Adren and Lula McSpadden Westbrook.  She graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1948 and graduated from the University of North Texas in 1952.  On June 1…

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Marshall Hatchel, JR., 70, was born in Kaufman on January 16, 1951 to Marshall Sr. and Bonnie Shaw Hatchel, who preceded him in death. He died peacefully at home on September 24, 2021 of Alzheimer’s disease. Contributing factors were advanced rheumatoid arthritis and coronary artery disease.…

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A key element in the mitigation planning process for a county is the discussion it promotes among community members about creating a safer, more disaster-resilient community. As a part of having a sustainable disaster mitigation plan, the Kaufman County Office of Emergency Management is host…

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Congratulations to Alma Ortiz, Gary Campbell High School’s latest graduate. Alma is graduating a year and a half early and plans to attend TVCC full-time in January. “Good luck, Alma!” said Cindy Fowler, Gary Campbell High School principal.

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Kaufman High School Seniors 1971 50th Reunion, October 8-9, 2021.  Check your email or social media for details or contact Mark at jmark@kw.com.

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The Fresh Market days on Grove Street are coming back this fall, with events starting just around the corner. 

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