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Edmonson County Senior Food Pantry Coordinator Vickie Walker has announced that "Let's Celebrate Senior Day," scheduled for August 19, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, has been cancelled due to the increase of COVID infections.
This event was to be held in the Brownsville Community Center. The event may be scheduled for later in the year.
For further information, please contact Vickie Walker at 270-779-1203.
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The trustees for the Kinser Cemetery have announced that the amount for burial plots will soon increase.
Effective September 1, 2021, burial plots at Kinser Cemetery will be $500.00 per burial plot.
If any purchases would like to be made before the price increase takes effect, or for further info, please contact any one of the trustees: Jeff Houchins, Ricky Simon, or Darrell Cassady.
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ECHS Lady Cat basketball is hosting a mum fundraiser for the upcoming season.
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Darren Doyle, story:
Some of the hardest working folks in the Edmonson County School District are too often overlooked, and those are the custodians that behind the scenes, keeping local schools clean and safe.
The custodial staff in EC schools have already reported back to work, and according to Callie Beliles, new Director of Facilities and Safety for Edmonson County Schools, they are already working hard to get local schools ready for a “better normal”.
"Last week, Lannie Deweese and I kicked off the start of their year with their required annual safety training, and these folks are extremely excited to start the new school year out," she said. "They are truly the frontline in keeping our kids healthy, and we appreciate them so much. This group of people truly love our kids, and work so hard to ensure we have the cleanest environment possible to help our students and staff achieve excellence."
Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Brian Alexander said local facilities would be a huge disadvantage without the successful team our local schools have.
“We’re extremely thankful for the efforts our custodians put forth every day to keep our students and staff safe," he said. "Throughout the pandemic, our custodians have continually worked to keep our schools clean. As a school district, we are constantly striving to make sure our custodial staff at each school is well-trained and well-equipped to do their jobs.”
ECHS WILDCAT BAND THANKS COMMUNITY FOR SUPPORT
The ECHS Wildcat band would like to thank those in our community who helped make our summer fundraisers a huge success. We would like to thank the Edmonson County FRYSC and the Edmonson County Summer Feeding Program for helping to feed our students by providing lunches and snacks for Band Camp 2021. We would like to thank the Cee Bee Food Store for hosting our Ribeye Sandwich fundraiser at their store. It's a great location and we are thankful for their support. We would also like to give a huge thank you to the Minit Mart on HWY 259 for hosting our car wash this year. Finally we would like to thank our outstanding community for their support through purchases and donations. The money raised will go a long way in providing much needed musical supplies, music purchases, and much more!
The Wildcat Band cordially invites you to come watch out 2021 competitive marching show on 8/20 when the Wildcats host Grayson County. Our first competition of the season will take place on 9/11 starting at 5pm at Madisonville North Hopkins High School in Madisonville, KY. Thank you all again for your support and we look forward to seeing you this fall!
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Bro. Steve and Debbie Doyle are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 30th.
Doyle and the former Debbie Skaggs were married July 30, 1971 at Chalybeate United Baptist Church with Brother Rayburn Parker officiating.
The couple has lived in Chalybeate ever since they were married.
They have three children, Darren (Debbie), Shane (Jessica), both of Chalybeate, and Dustin (Aubrey) of Mackenzie, Tennessee.
They also have 8 grandchildren: Madison and Alyssa Doyle, Preston and Marian Doyle, and Dawson, Lana, Clark, and Della Doyle.
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Darren Doyle, story:
One local businessman's donation is still making its rounds in the community, thanks to generosity from several individuals.
As reported last week, local Girl Scout Troop #313 hosted a successful Emergency Services meet-and-greet event at the Chalybeate Fire Department, where multiple emergency personnel set up booths, put on displays, and even landed an emergency helicopter for the kids.
Manish Patel, owner of Chalybeate Food Mart, with hopes of supporting local emergency services, made a donation of $1100; however, there were so many different agencies present that day, some of which were unable to accept donations due to the nature of their business, so everyone was unsure as to how the funds could be fairly dispersed. That's when different folks had the same idea: to re-donate those funds back to the Girl Scouts, who put on the event in the first place.
But it didn't stop there. The local Girl Scouts have a drive each year to help benefit another local program, Feeding America's Backpack Program, which sends food items home each weekend with Edmonson County students that need a helping hand.
Scout leader Melissa Johnson said these funds will be used towards their annual drive to benefit the program.
"This image of a half-full laundry basket of food is the reason that Girl Scout Troop #313 is so passionate about our annual non-perishable food drive," Johnson said. "The first year that the troop donated, Mrs. Lynette Saling with FRC showed the troop this basket and said that the basket held all the "extra" food that the (combined) schools had to supplement the Backpack Program for the remainder of the year. She told us that our donations helped feed children over the long Christmas break, as well as throughout the rest of the school year. She told us of how children would often come to the FRC office at the beginning of the week asking for food donations and now, thanks to the food donation, they would be able to accommodate them instead of waiting until the backpacks arrived at the end of the week. Since then, it has been a priority for our troop to collect these needed items annually. Thanks to Mr. Patel and his generous donation, as well as the re-donated funds from some of the emergency partners from our recent event, Girl Scout Troop #313 will be able to use those funds to help others in our community."
The Edmonson County Backpack program services approximately 120-130 local students each year.
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Phyllis W. Miller, story and photos:
In the early 2000s, construction began on the Veterans Memorial Highway in Edmonson County in order to straighten the crooked Highway 259. The road in Brownsville was widened to include a much needed turning lane. One of the effects of widening the road was that the brick sign for the Brownsville Missionary Baptist Cemetery had to be removed on the southern side of Brownsville.
Initially, the two brick pillars and granite signs at the cemetery entrance were missed but as the years passed and memory faded they became forgotten, even to those who had family buried in the cemetery. Recently, a few individuals began investigating and found the original granite signs that had been stored in the Brownsville City Building for the past two decades.
This week, efforts were made to return the signs to the cemetery. Many have worked together to make this possible, but a special “thank you” goes to masonry worker Steve Renick who came out of retirement to construct the two pillars, lay brick, and set the granite signs back in place.
Employees at Minit Mart in Brownsville are collecting donations for a former employee that recently passed away, Mary Shirley. All monies collected will go towards medical and funeral expenses. Look for the collection jar at the checkout.