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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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Ask most serious fishermen what their favorite time for catching ‘numbers’ of fish and chances are good they will say early summer with fall running a close second.  If you ask them what’s the best time to catch a whopper, they will probably reply with a resounding right now!

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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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Paul Murrey Ford held their annual Veterans Day lunch from on Nov. 11 at the PMF dealership. Veterans and some of their families enjoyed the lunch spread prepared by the staff at PMF; from brisket to pudding, the staff made sure the veterans ate well. 

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On Nov. 11, the annual Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Kaufman County Veterans Memorial Park. Veterans and their family members, community members, and county officials were in attendance at the ceremony.

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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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Local law enforcement gathered Oct. 25 for the quarterly Kaufman CountyChief's meeting and to hear from Callie Crow of Drew's 27 Chains. After losing her son Drew to a fentanyl overdose in June of 2020, Callie realized that she had to live out Drew’s purpose by spreading the awareness regard…

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On Nov. 7, First Baptist Church in Kaufman celebrated their 150th anniversary. The church held a dinner and evening service in celebration of the large milestone. During the service, former pastors, members, and employees were brought on the stage to speak to those in attendance as to how th…

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The Kaufman Park Board hosted their 1st Annual Parks and Recreation Board Halloween 5K on Oct. 30. There were prizes for the best dressed first, second, third, and fourth place.  Last minute registration was at 7 a.m. and the race started at 8 a.m. Over a hundred people signed up for the fun…

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On Nov. 5, a group of veterans alongside friends and family placed American flags by veterans’ graves at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry in remembrance and thanks for their service to our country. Around 240 veterans are buried at the Mt. Olive Cemetery, some veteran graves are unmarked.

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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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The Knights of Columbus, Council 11721 received one of the highest awards for the Knights of Columbus council organization. Council 11721 received a Star Award, the marker of a high preforming Knights of Columbus council. Their work in the Kaufman community, focus on faith based programs, co…

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Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas  is still working remotely, however, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 10,  Denise O’Conner Leonard from the Equal Justice Volunteer Program Coordinator will be onsite at the Kaufman County Public Library to take applications from Veterans seeking legal assistanc…

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“On New Year’s Day, I began to think about my plans for the future and whether or not to commit to another 4 years in elected office,” said Judge Hal Richards. “At the end of my term next year, I will have been honored to serve for 15 years in elected office. Over these months since January,…

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The Kaufman Junior High School band held a concert for friends and family on Oct. 28 in the highschool cafetorium. The band directors and students put on this concert to show off the students  hardwork and skills they have been practicing during their band classes each week. The students per…

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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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The Kaufman Junior High School choir held their annual fall concert for friends and family on Oct. 28 in the high school fine arts center. Boys and girls of each grade level performed in groups and all together to create music in harmony.

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Corporal Henry Harrison Struck, a late resident of Kaufman County, served in Germany during World War I.

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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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The Kaufman Class of 1971 held their 50th reunion on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 with a dinner at Jalisco’s on Oct. 8 and a party/dinner on Oct. 9.  Attending were (front row) Mike Turner, Sharon Hussong Thompson, Betty Hetmer McDowell, Tommy Jo Morris Horn, Jeanette Hetmer Fickett, Rita DeVlaming Wal…

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For many years I have found myself in a tree stand or ground blind in early October with my bow. I’ve taken some good size bucks in northern states during early bow season but here closer to home, it’s usually younger bucks and does that offer close in-bow shots. I often see photos of mature…

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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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On Oct. 17 around 2 a.m. the Kaufman County Sheriff Deputies were patrolling on Interstate Highway 20 when the deputies saw a freight liner truck with no trailer traveling west bound. On the side of the truck was “Dilme Express Inc.” matching the description of a truck that was being tracked…

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