Columns/Opinions

Tue
17
May

JCF thankful for help making career day a 'huge success'

Dear Editor,

We would like to thank the following individuals or businesses for making our 2016 Career on Wheels & Career Day at John C. French Elementary a huge success. The students had a great time ‘Fishing for a Career’ and learned that it is important to work hard and get a good education for their future career.

Tue
17
May

Westhoff Spring Festival success thanks to many

Dear Editor,

The Westhoff Parent-Teacher Club (PTC) would like to announce the tremendous success of the 2016 Spring Festival. These proceeds go directly to benefit the students of Westhoff School through many co-curricular, extra-curricular activities and projects.

We genuinely thank each of you for your hard work, dedication and ongoing support of our school. We are grateful for the loyal support of all involved for the continued commitment to our students and future leaders in our community.

Again, the PTC and the students of Westhoff ISD would like to thank the parents, faculty, staff, community and the many area businesses that made this year’s festival a success.

Jean Marie Landolt, 

PTC president

David Kennedy, Westhoff School superintendent

Tue
10
May

Stepanski family comforted

Dear Editor,

To the many friends and family of Bill Stepanski, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for your sympathy, many acts of kindness, your kind words and stories of Bill. They touched us deeply and will give us great comfort as we move forward during this time of sorrow.

Gwenn Stepanski, Amy Stepanski Kubelka and Irene Stepanski Family

Tue
10
May

Allowing the American people to keep the faith

Dear Editor,

The establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion...” The free exercise clause reads, “or (Congress shall make no law) prohibiting the free exercise (of religion) thereof.”

The Federal government improperly enforces the establishment clause and continually violates the free exercise clause. Both clauses indicate the intention of our Founding Fathers to protect religion from government. The Federal government must not force a citizen to worship nor prevent him from worshipping God however he may choose.

The Colonists came to America to exercise freedom of religion and escape England where there was a national, government church dictating their religious life and prohibiting the growth of the other churches. In America, our First Amendment prevents our worship from being controlled by a national, government church.

Tue
10
May

Kneese thanks voter support

Dear Editor,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who supported me during my campaign for election to the Yorktown ISD School Board. I appreciate your time, effort, and consideration during this campaign journey. I was given the chance to meet and visit with many taxpayers in our school district and it was an enlightening experience for me. Again, thank you for your support and I am committed to work together with the members of the Yorktown ISD school board to move forward and to create a positive learning environment for our students and staff.

Sincerely submitted,
Debbie Kneese

Tue
10
May

Prause's send 'a big thank you'

Dear Editor,

A big “thank you” to the following businesses in our area who did an excellent job building our newest addition: Watson Ag Services (Cuero), Watson Concrete (Cuero), Jacobs Electric (Yoakum), Schroeder Plumbing (Yorktown) and Goebel Woodwork (Cuero). All great people who do a great job! Give them a call today!

Thanks again,

Susan & Butch Prause

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

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