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Tue
10
May

Jalufka thankful for support, donations from community

Dear Editor,

I want to thank all the people of DeWitt County and the Cuero Community who donated so generously to the benefit that was held for me in March 2016. I especially thank the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office and Lifeway Baptist Church for putting this benefit on for me. I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in February 2016 and am undergoing treatment. Thank you for all your prayers and support during this time. They mean so much to me and give me the strength to keep fighting. Thank you again and God bless you all!

Kimberly Jalufka

Wed
04
May

Chamber hosts 'Shop the Season' Sat.

By Tammy Bitterly
Exexutive Director
Chamber of Commerce

The Yorktown Chamber will be hosting the Spring “Shop the 4 Seasons” Yorktown Market Days on Saturday, May 7 at the Yorktown City Park. Various vendors will have booths containing many marketing and retail items as well as handmade crafts and goodies. Project Graduation will be hosting a bake sale. Vendor opportunities are still available. Call 361-564-2661 or see www.yorktowntx.com for an application.

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament fundraiser is set for June 18 with an 18 hole 4-person scramble at the Yorktown Country Club. Tee off time options are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Prizes for the longest drive, straightest drive, hole-in-one,  raffle and door prizes will be awarded. Sign up before June 3 and receive a t-shirt.  Go to yorktowntx.com for entry form or call 361-564-2661.

Tue
03
May

John C. French Elementary unveils time capsule from 1986

Dear Editor,

On April 15, during our annual John C. French Elementary Field Day, the time capsule buried on the JCF playground on March 2, 1986 was dug up and opened with the help of our friend, Justin Cooper, and his crew, at Surface Burial Vault.   As most of you know, the primary campus will relocate a few blocks away in August after 50 years at 505 N. Henry Street. The contents of the time capsule are listed below.  Everything is currently out and available for public viewing in a glass display case in our front foyer. Additionally, the contents will be placed in a very large shadow box and placed on permanent display in our new campus, for all to enjoy for generations to come. Please come by the John C. French Elementary campus, at your convenience, during school hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or contact me directly for an after-hours appointment by calling 361-275-1900 X 602, so you, too, can enjoy a piece of Cuero’s history.

Tue
03
May

Calvary Baptist shows appreciation for local businesses

Dear Editor,

The youth department of Calvary Baptist Church would like to thank our local area businesses for their generous donations for our auction and fish fry to send our youth to Texas Baptist Encampment in Palacios. HEB and McDonald’s generous donations defrayed the expense of our fish fry. Our heartfelt thanks and God’s blessings to each of you for making the fundraiser a huge success.

Linda Smith

Tue
03
May

Former YES employee shares concern

Dear Editor,

As a lifelong resident of Yorktown, and a former student and employee of YISD, I’m concerned about the recent turn of events. The ad in the paper last week suggested reasons for the academic troubles lately, but there are a few points I’d like to offer alternative options on.

At the end of the 2011 school year, a number of teachers resigned including me. I can’t speak for why other teachers left, but I know that I chose to resign when the school board warned the budget was tight and there might need to be layoffs. Having witnessed many friends losing their jobs in the 80’s, I decided I would be the one to go voluntarily. It was a tough decision, but it was the right one for me. Each teacher that resigned at that time has her own reasons, that I’m reasonably sure cannot be attributed to any one person.

Tue
26
Apr

John C. French Elementary thanks McDonald's

Dear Editor,

The staff and students of John C. French Elementary would like to thank McDonald’s (Cuero) for donating the incentives for our students for Perfect Attendance and Good Citizenship for the 5th six weeks. We appreciate all McDonald’s has done for our school this year.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Fleener

John C. French Principal

Tue
19
Apr

'It's never too late to say thank you'

Dear Editor,

It’s never too late to say thank you! The Tri-City Empowerment Council was able to host it’s 2nd Annual Holiday Celebration on Dec. 17, 2015. Our focus was on the Foster/Adopted children and their families in the Golden Crescent Region. We serviced 67 children and adults with good food, fantastic entertainment, and stocking stuffers. The Tri- City Empowerment Council’s mission is to help individuals, families, and Communities to experience life in all of its abundance.

Tue
19
Apr

Make every day Earth Day

Dear Editor, 

This year will mark the 46th year of Earth Day celebrations. Events will be held across Cuero and we’ll once again be reminded about the importance of environmental conservation. However, we shouldn’t think of Earth Day as one single day to take action and reduce our environmental footprint – it should be considered a year-round effort.

This Earth Day and every day, I encourage everyone to join together and work toward real progress in achieving meaningful change in Cuero. Promote environmental awareness by educating others in your household and neighborhood on litter control and proper recycling techniques. Start a compost pile at home. Take action and get involved in environmental issues that are important to you.

Tue
19
Apr

Gobbler round of applause

Dear Editor,

On behalf of Cuero ISD, I would like to thank our Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Program book sponsors for the 2015-2016 school year. A Gobbler round of applause for the Cuero National Bank - Branch of First National Bank of Shiner, Cuero Rotary Club, and Cuero ISD Education Foundation for their generous donations. Because of their continued partnership, we were able to hold three book distributions this school year. Over 2,130 new books were chosen by 712 students in grades Pre-K through 3rd to begin or add to their home library. These free books help motivate our students to discover the joys and value of literacy. Thank you for helping promote a passion for reading and learning! 

Sincerely,

Ruby Rodriguez

Cuero ISD RIF Coordinator

Tue
19
Apr

DeWitt County, wildflower capital of Texas

Dear Editor,

DeWitt County, Cuero in particular, prides itself on being called “Wildflower Capitol of Texas.” As a former member of the now defunct DeWitt County Wildflower Association I know that there were wildflowers on Rosie Dunn/Bridge streets that could be found nowhere else in Cuero. Not anymore! Someone had the “boneheaded” idea to spray herbicide on both sides of the road and now all that is growing there are empty beer bottles.

Freda Nelsson

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