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DCSO swears in two new deputies last week

Sheriff Jode Zavesky and sheriff's investigator Carl Bowen swore in two new Deputies Thursday, Dec. 17. Pictured from left are sheriff's investigator Carl Bowen, deputy Michael Kelley, deputy Robert Armstrong and Sheriff Zavesky.
 
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Southern Health Partners donates to DCSO

Southern Health Partners, Inc. recently delivered a $26,022.36 check to the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office. The check represents the savings between the partnership of  DeWitt County and Southern Health Partners, Inc. related to inmate medical care cost. Pictured from left are Tim Quintana, Southern Health Partners, Inc; Sheriff Jode Zavesky and Jail Captain Patrick Charlton.
 
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Weber steps down from hospital board after 12 years of service

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
After serving for 12 years, Cuero Community Hospital board member Richard Weber stepped down at the conclusion of last week’s meeting.
 
“It’s been a joy to serve on this board and the community,” he said. “It comes with mixed emotions but it’s time for some fresh insights to come in.”
 
Board president Richard Wheeler thanked Weber for his service and time to the hospital and district. He credited Weber for “solid, good decisions” for the hospital.
 
Wheeler appointed board members Charles Papacek and Dr. John Frels as a search committee to look for a person to appoint to fill the vacancy. Weber’s position on the board would face election in May 2016.
 
Wheeler said if there is anyone interested in serving on the board, they should contact one of the board members.
 
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VFW Post 3972 celebrates golden anniversary

VFW Post 3972 in Cuero celebrates 50 years of serving the needs of local veterans and their families on Jan. 13, 2016. The Golden Anniversary Award Citation is presented to the Post in recognition of 50 years of outstanding service to the community. 
 
John A. Biedrzycki Jr., national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., congratulated all members of the Post.
 
“I send my sincere thanks and appreciation to the members of VFW Post 3972 for the outstanding record of service to the community, veterans and to the nation over the past 50 years,” Biedrzycki said.
 
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Boy Scouts volunteer at food bank

Scout Troop 245 assisted the Cuero Community Food Pantry in bagging and carrying out food on Dec. 1 and 15.
 
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BHP Billiton makes donation to BGCDC

The Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 2 for their new BHP Technology Center. BHP Billiton donated over $200,000 to BGCDC for the Club’s new technology center. One key feature of the technology center is Lego robots controlled by iPads. Pictured from left are past Club president Christi Fuchs, unit director Shannon Haun, chief personnel officer Kelvin Washington, BHP representative and president Laurie Pokluda.
 
Photo by Sonya Timpone/The Cuero Record
Tue
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Photo contest winners announced

The winners have been announced for the Cuero Heritage Museum’s snowman photo contest. First place was awarded to Elizabeth Means for her photo from 1973. Ronii Diaz earned runner-up for her photo, also from 1973.
 
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Kennedy completes training series

Patrick J. Kennedy, Executive Director of the Cuero Development Corporation, became one of the first Texans to meet the recertification requirements to continue to be an Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council (NDC). The NDC is the oldest non-profit community development organization in the United States.
 
The Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) Certification Program is a rigorous, four-course training series that explores the skills essential for the successful practice of economic development, business credit and real estate finance analysis techniques, loan packaging procedures, negotiating and problem solving skills and deal structuring techniques.
 
Kennedy received his original certification in 1991.
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CTHM receives award of excellence

By Glenn Rea
The Cuero Record
 
“This museum is a clear example that Texas’ world class museums are not just found in our big cities but they are in small towns and rural communities.”
 
Those were the comments from Texas Historical Commission chairman John L. Nau, III during an award presentation to Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum Tuesday, Dec. 15.
 
Executives with Texas Historical Commission were in Cuero to present the John L. Nau, III Award in Museum Excellence to CTHM and its chairman Robert Oliver.
 
Only 14 Texas museums have received this award since its inception in 2002.
 
“Its an honor for me to be in Cuero to present this award of excellence in Texas Museums,” Nau said.
 
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Schmidt takes world title

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Caleb Schmidt is living the dream and seeing some real benefits from the hours of training and discipline as he recently won the 2015 PRCA World Champion Tie-Down Calf Roper title in Las Vegas, Nev.

Schmidt is a 2008 Yorktown graduate. He grew up in the rodeo arena from his youth and into college.

While attending school at Wharton Junior College, Schmidt was a National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association all-around champion. He went on to Sam Houston State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture business in the Fall of 2012.

“That was when I got my PRCA professional card and permit,” Schmidt said.

He qualified for the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) winning Rookie of the Year. In 2014 Schmidt qualified for the NFR but was out for the season due to injuries.

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