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Wilbanks joins the Bee staff

DAINGERFIELD -- The Steel Country Bee is pleased to introduce Eva Wilbanks as their new advertising sales representative, according to The Steel Country Bee Publisher Dannie Oliveaux.

"We are excited for Eva joining our staff in Daingerfield," said Oliveaux. "I believe she will be an asset to The Steel County Bee and her knowledge of the area is helpful."

Wilbanks is experienced in organizing and planning events, as was exhibited in July 2016, when she organized a "Back the Blue" event for local law enforcement.

"In four days, I organized efforts to gather water and Gatorade, as well as organizing the community in a show of appreciation for our surrounding police officers," said Wilbanks. "It turned out to be very successful."

With being fluent in both English and Spanish, Wilbanks offers a bilingual aspect to The Bee.

"Wilbanks offers an arm into the Hispanic community, and will be a great asset in selling ads," said Editor Toni Walker.

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Ore City student nabs role on ‘Big Bang Theory’ spinoff

ORE CITY – An Ore City native is going from the big screen to the small screen.

Actor Montana Jordan, who co-starred with Josh Brolin in "Legacy of a White Tail Deer Hunter," was recently cast in a spinoff to the popular television series, "Big Bang Theory."

According to media reports, the proposed series focus on Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon during his childhood in East Texas, a fact confirmed by Jordan’s mother, Kelli Smith.

According to Smith, Jordan is set to play Sheldon’s older brother, George.

The sitcom will reportedly follow young Sheldon during his childhood, and will feature the voice of actor Jim Parsons, who plays Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the established show.

According to Smith, Jordan’s manager, Angie Edgar, submitted a taped audition upon hearing of the spinoff. That submission led to a call for a live audition, which led to the East Texas native playing the role of an East Texas native.

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‘Dust to Diamond’ event is March 23

DAINGERFIELD – The Daingerfield Business
and Professional Women’s Club will hold their annual
“Dust to Diamond Spring Style Show and Dinner” on
Thursday, March 23, at The Next Level Church, 165
Highway 259 South.
Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased from
any DBPW member. Dinner will be served at 6:30
p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6
p.m. for early shopping.
Proceeds from the event go towards a DBPW scholarship
for a graduating senior girl.
The tradition started in 1983 and in 1996, the club
began presenting two recipients with a scholarship
each year.

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‘Southern Fried Funeral’ opens March 24 at CTET

HUGHES SPRINGS -- “Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- that is if they don’t kill each other first.” So begins the description of The Community Theatre of East Texas’ new play, “Southern Fried Funeral” to open Friday, March 24. According to Playscripts. com, “Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she’s also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey’s snake-inthe- grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family -- Southern-style.”

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Council cancels May 6 general election

DAINGERFIELD – The City Council officially cancelled the May 6 General election during their March 13 regular meeting. With three council positions up for election, the city only had three candidates file -- Bob Thorne, Mike Carter, and Duane Grissett. Since none of the seats were contested, the council voted to approve the cancellation of the general election. The three candidates were declared to be elected. The city will hold the Local Option Election, where voters will determine whether or not liquor sales for off-premise consumption will be allowed inside the city limits. The council also appointed election judges, workers, and pay for the Local Option Election. City Secretary Heidi Edmondson said once again the city’s election will be held in conjunction with the school board election, and that Election Day voting will take place at the J.D. Parrish Administration building, and will utilize the same judges and officials the school has already elected.

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Student working to make girl’s fairy tales come true

HUGHES SPRINGS – Prom night is a dream for every girl in school and a local high school student is doing her best to make it easier for girls to enjoy their fairytale evening. Sierra Blankenship, a senior at Hughes Springs High School, knows what it is like to not be able to get the things she needs. “My mom is a single mom and we have had times were we didn’t have a lot. There have been times were we needed a helping hand,” said Blankenship. She said as a child, she participated in pageants and knew what it was like to be dependent on others for dresses. It was through her experiences that she decided to begin Cinderella’s Closet, which offers prom dresses to girls who may not be able to afford them any other way. During her sophomore year, Blankenship made a post on Facebook, asking if anyone had old prom dresses to donate to those less fortunate. “After one post, I went to school and we had about 20 dresses at the office,” said Blankenship.

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Chamber seeking input on Daingerfield Days

DAINGERFIELD – The Chamber of Commerce is looking for community input into the revitalization of the Daingerfield Days Fall Festival. A community meeting to discuss the future of Daingerfield Days is set for 5:30 p.m. March 30 at the Daingerfield Fire Station. All Daingerfield citizens are invited to come to the meeting. After drops in attendance the previous years, the chamber is looking for input from the community on ways to revitalize this event. “We are reaching out for input from the people on how to make the event more attractive,” said Chamber President Rocky Thomasson. “We need people to come together and work towards making it better.” Thomasson acknowledged that a carnival is difficult to secure for the event, due to prices.

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FROM THE LONE STAR POLICE DEPARTMENT

ARMED ROBBERY

On this date the 22nd of March 2017 at approximately 12:30AM the Lone Star Police Department received a call in reference to an Amed Robbery that had occurred at a local business. Suspect's description is a black male in his 20s and approximately 6ft tall. Attached are photos of the suspect. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you recognize this suspect please contact our agency at 9036562491 and ask for Lieutenant Steven Blythe or Sergeant Bret Gutierrez.

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City, school elections set for May 6 election

DAINGERFIELD – May elections have been set for area municipalities and schools, as the Feb. 17 deadline to file for most elections have passed.

Daingerfield had three council positions up for election. Incumbent council members Mike Carter and Bob Thorne filed for re-election and are running unopposed, while council member Jesse Ayers decide to seek another team. Duane Grissett filed for Ayer’s seat.

According to City Secretary Heide Edmondson, all council positions are all “atlarge” positions, meaning there are no districts or precincts for each seat. She said the council election is canceled because there are only three candidates.

 

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HS voters will decide on alcohol issue, board seat

By J. Leslie Riseden Bee Contributor

HUGHES SPRINGS -- Residents will go the polls May 6 to cast their vote on an important municipal issue. They will vote on a petition to legalize the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in the city.

Voters will not, however, be casting ballots for city council positions.

Mayor Reba Simpson decided not to seek re-election and council member James Samples filed as a candidate for mayor. Kirk Bradley is running to fill Samples’ vacant seat and council incumbent Jeremy Ale-Ebrahim is running unopposed.

 

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