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The Kaufman Independent School District announced “schools will remain closed indefinitely” via their social media and website on Monday, March 30, in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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Rickey Claud Narramore, born on Sep. 1, 1950 in Kaufman, Texas, passed away at the age of 69, on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at his home in Rowlett, Texas.

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Kaufman County has confirmed one new case of Covid-19, according to Kaufman County and the Texas Department of State Health Services. The patient lives in the Crandall area, and now brings the total number of known cases in Kaufman County to three.

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Any blood donation starts with a simple question: do you feel well enough today to give blood? Blood donors are routinely screened for temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and hemoglobin. If folks pass this mini health exam, and they have not donated blood in the last 56 days, they may do…

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On behalf of the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank you, our local businesses, for your commitment to our greater Kaufman community. It is businesses like yours that help our community thrive.

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In this time of the coronavirus outbreak, tradition may fly out the door. Births and funerals may be a little different for now. Ray Dell Smith was born Aug. 12, 1946 at the family home in Wortham, Texas to Odell and Mildred Shanks Smith. He was delivered by his beloved paternal Aunt Ollie.

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The two people who have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in Kaufman County are a 40-year-old female and a 46-year-old male, according to the county health officer.

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Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference on March 26 at the State Capitol, during which he issued an executive order requiring individuals coming to Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or New Orleans to self quarantine for 14 days.

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Pete Durell Stribling, 77, of Kaufman, Texas, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2020.

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Senior Connect (Meals On Wheels) closed senior centers county-wide on March 18. The centers will be opened as each city/community directs. Terrell said they may not open until after May 1. Anyone with questions or requests can call Senior Connect at (469) 376-6325.

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The announcement from the Red Cross and other blood suppliers that the blood supply is getting low is hitting close to home.

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John was born to Charles and Bernice Dawson on May, 24, 1948 in Indiana. He graduated from Portage High School in 1966. John was happiest on his ranch in Kaufman, Texas, and riding his Harley. He passed doing what he loved most in life, working on that ranch.

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The Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court is calling an emergency meeting for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24. During this meeting, the court will discuss any take any needed action regarding the next steps for the COVID-19 situation in Kaufman County.

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TYLER – Brookshire Grocery Co. is giving their almost 14,000 employees a special bonus in appreciation for their outstanding effort and service over the past month. The discretionary bonus is equivalent to up to one half week’s pay for active employees.

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Texas Health Resources has announced that elective and non-essential surgeries and procedures are being postponed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trinity Valley Electric on Friday announced that the co-op will not disconnect electricity service for residential customers and small businesses. 

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Local elected and health officials discussed several issues for Kaufman County residents on Friday morning in a live social media session.

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Operations at The Center, Kaufman’s primary food pantry, are normal for now, but executive director Richard Dunn said he believes there will be an increased need for food.

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With a new executive order issued Thursday, gatherings in Texas are now limited to 10 people, and restaurants are required to limit their service to takeout and delivery only. Alcoholic drinks can be purchased from restaurants as well, as long as they are ordered with a meal. Gov. Gregg Abbo…

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Kaufman County Judge Hal Richards signed a declaration of local disaster on Wednesday, March 18. This declaration includes all of Kaufman County and will activitate the county’s emergency management plan. There are still no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kaufman County.

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Small businesses and restaurants in Kaufman are growing concerned, but trying to stand strong, as they serve their customers during a time of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Three to five inches of rain have fallen across much of North Texas during the past few days. Additional widespread rainfall accumulations of two to four inches are likely through Thursday evening, according to the Fort Worth office of the National Weather Service, which issued a flash flood…

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Vanessa Gail Massingill, 48, of Scurry, Texas passed away on March 10, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Vanessa was born on May 17, 1971 to Clark Turner and Gail Meyer in Lawton, Oklahoma.

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The Corona virus response plan for the Kaufman Independent School District increased a level before it was even released to staff members.

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The Kaufman High School robotics teams made the trip to Frisco to compete  in the BEST Robotics/UIL State Championship and brought home some hardware! Competing in the 5A-6A division, the team received second place in robot performance and first runner up in the state championship.

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