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Families get early start on Easter celebration

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City election coming up on May 10

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Gilmer High School Band: 14 Years of Perfection
On March 5, 2014, the Gilmer High School Band competed in the Region 4, UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest and for the 14th year in a row, earned straight First Division Ratings in the Concert & S...
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Etex expects better year
Leaders report to membership

Etex Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is “okay” financially and is expected to have a better year in 2014 after its operating expenses exceeded revenues by $800,000 last year, the member-owned firm’s ac...
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Bill Youngkin to be speaker at 2014 Aggie Muster
Bill Youngkin, a Gilmer native and 1965 graduate of Gilmer High School, has received the high honor of being named speaker for Monday's annual 2014 Aggie Muster at Texas A&M University. The event i...
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Milking Public Education
Milking Public Education I’m growing leery of the role corporations are playing in charter-dominated school systems. By  Alex Xourias The building stood facing me, the windows staring ahead like hu...
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Tasty Homegrown Tomatoes
by THE GARDEN GAL
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WHO DOESN’T associate a backyard garden with tasty tomatoes, lycopersicon esculentum. The perky plants at the stores come in two types: bushes and vines. Bush or “determinate” tomatoes grow into an...
HHS Student Council to host 5K run
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The Harmony High School Student Council will be hosting a “5K Color Splash Run” on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Harmony High School track. Those wishing to participate may register ...
The Essential Role of Love for Humans
by JIM "PAPPY" MOORE
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Everyone needs to be loved. We are social animals whose strength as a species is our ability to bind ourselves together in strongly bonded relationships which provide procreation and survival. Love...
America's Hope
by GLENN MOLLETTE
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  Christians around the globe celebrate the hope we have in the Easter message.   Unfortunately, millions of Americans are faintly holding on. They are holding on to the instilled American dream th...
Geronimo at the WCA
by BRENDA ROBERTS
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Comi ng Soon... Rudy Ramos in Geronimo, Life on the Reservation April 26 th and 27 th   We were presented with a rare opportunity last year…the chance to welcome a veteran actor to our Winnsboro st...
Calling All Aggies
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The Upshur County A&M Club invites you to attend Aggie Muster. It will start at 6:00 PM, Monday, April 21st at the First Methodist Church-Gilmer Highway 154 W and Montgomery Street. All are encoura...
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Matt Kuchar watches his drive off the third tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kuchar knew his next victory was coming, he just wasn't sure when.


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Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into the submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to over four dozens, officials said. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)JINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.


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