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The Center hosted its 15th annual backpack event at the Calvary Baptist Church in Kaufman last Friday. Volunteers from the Kemp high School Stingerette Drill Team and Texas Health Resources in Kaufman helped the Center staff sort and give out  backpacks to students. The Center will distribut…

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The Kaufman ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) hosted a Back to School Health Fair on Aug. 5 at Norman Jr. High with a goal of promoting health and fitness to ensure all students are ready for the upcoming school year.

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The Kaufman ISD Board of Trustees has approved a compensation package for teachers and other professionals that includes raises of $3,900 to $4,000 depending upon experience.  

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Kaufman teachers Kim Dabbs and Jennifer Baker, the ISD’s primary and secondary teachers of the year for 2018, attended the Region 10 Teacher of the Year Ceremony on Aug. 1.

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About 1,200 students received backpacks and school supplies last month at the Kaufman County Fairgrounds, and another school-supply giveaway will take place tomorrow, organized by the Kaufman Christian Help Center.

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Mae O’Donnell, Sloan Diviney, Hunter Jordan and Graham Diviney braved the summer heat last Tuesday to sell lemonade on the Kaufman square with the goal of raising funds for the Mercy Project, a non-profit working to eliminate child slavery in Africa.

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I had the pleasure of attending the Sharing Community Resources Coalition meeting last Thursday. This group of community service providers is getting things done in our area, and I came away with several ideas for upcoming stories.

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Eight new child advocates for Lone Star Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) were sworn in by Judge Brett Hall on Friday, July 26. The new swear-ins include (left to right) Ann Pittsinger, Rob Sutton, Linda Wells, Denise Hart, Lynn Watters, Pam LeTourneau, Suzanne Nolen and Kacy Riley. L…

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Last Thursday, the Kaufman County Library was visited by "The Creature Teacher" who showed off animals from around the world to dozens of Kaufman County children animals included Joey the kangaroo, a rainbow-panther chameleon and ring-tailed lemur from Madagascar.

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Southwest Chevrolet in Kaufman received an honor from the national Chevrolet company last week. Abba Abdu and Bob Taylor (left) presented the Mark of Excellence award to Southwest Chevrolet General Manager Justin Rogers and Dealer Operator Stephen Gilchrist.

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What does “Caring for America” mean to you? To the Kaufman County Republican Women, this looks like serving and showing appreciation throughout the community. Since January, KCRW members have had the privilege of volunteering for Kaufman County’s Meals on Wheels program by delivering hot mea…

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Social isolation in seniors — caused by transportation challenges, the loss of a spouse, or geographic barriers to other family members — can affect their physical and mental health. With that in mind, Kaufman County organizations created The Connections Project to combat isolation through h…

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Kaufman County Sheriff Bryan Beavers presented Ethan Hanley the Sheriff’s Association of Texas Academic Scholarship earlier this month.

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The City of Kaufman would like to congratulate Mary Wennerstrom for completing her eight-month long program for emerging finance leaders at the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

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With one weekend, 13 projects and two 30-yard dumpsters in the books, Marcy Ratcliff and the Kaufman NEAT program are celebrating yet another successful outing.

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The Kaufman High School Class of 1969 celebrated their 50th reunion at Carmona’s in Terrell. Those in attendance included (front) Linda Tyl Cochran, Carla Beechwood Crouch, Dianne Biggs Langham, Beverly Akins Rider, Doris Fortner Shelley, Becky Reid Horner, Jill Dees Treadway, Nita Baldwin R…

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman has received the TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Bronze Award from the TMF Health Quality Institute. The award recognizes hospitals in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri for quality initiatives designed to improve outcomes in patient care as we…

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One morning I was late for an appointment. I rushed from my office got in my car, put the key in the ignition and turned the switch—nothing!

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Pre-schoolers from Promiseland, First Baptist Church in Kaufman delivered over 1,000 books to the Kaufman County Library for the Friends of the Library’s 22nd Annual Books and Bargains Sale. The sale will take place next weekend on April 12 and 13. All Promiseland classes participated and ea…

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Abolishing the “big brother” era of the notorious red light cameras has been a major issue for grassroots Texans for several years. Red light cameras, with their abominable safety record, exemplify an ill-conceived government project which is fueled almost entirely by bureaucratic greed. The…

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As I pulled up to the camp house at my buddy Jeff Rice’s Buck and Bass Ranch, Jeff met me in the yard and commented on the gear I was hauling. My old truck looked a bit like a rolling vending machine for used outdoor gear. In the back were 5 freshly cut ‘cane’ poles, rigged and ready for som…

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Kaufman High School senior Cody Jones was awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the Fort Worth Calf Scramble Committee for his work with his 2018 scramble heifer. This was Cody’s third year to catch in the Fort Worth calf scramble and his third year to receive a scholarship from the program. In…

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Four years ago, Vincent Strumolo was tasked with opening a residential treatment campus on a 40-acre expanse nestled in the woods of Scurry, Texas. Now, four years and over 4,300 clients later, he's finally starting register exactly how much he and his center The Treehouse has accomplished.

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For the last 20 years, Jim Meara has been planning a project at Kingsfort that has the potential to significantly increase single-family housing opportunities in Kaufman. And now, over the last eight weeks, progress has begun to finally bring his vision to life.

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A.J. Ladd from Scurry will marry Ashley Powers from Stephenville on May 26, 2018 in Dublin.

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Morgan, with new family member Sophie, is one of the many kittens from 4-10 months that are neutered or spayed, current on vaccines and microchipped. They love attention and grooming, very affectionate, sweet kittens that want you to see them grow up in FURREVER home with you and family, lik…

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Kaufman High School senior Maiya Rodriguez improved her totals by 20 pounds to place sixth at the state championships of the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association Saturday in Waco.

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Kaufman eighth grade boys track team won the Ferris track meet with 180 points Monday, March 5, while the seventh grade boys placed second with 166 points.

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Appeals of property values in Kaufman County have been made to the Texas comptroller’s office after the state hit the county with proposed increased values, based on recent sales.

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Monday Primary second-grade students demonstrated their art projects for the school board Monday night, March 5. The students used recyclable materials for their projects, which will be the subject of an art show at the school on April 2.

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The annual Big Band Hangar Dance and Dinner for the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum is Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at the Madix hangar at the Terrell Municipal Airport.

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Kaufman County is part of a new task force formed among area cities, counties and other agencies for training and resources related to fire investigations.

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