Area residents discuss responseto COVID-19, other political topics

The Barnwell Anderson Chapter of the Walter Prescott Webb Society of Jacksonville College is sponsoring a History Essay Contest open to students grades 3 through 12. The deadline for submission is April 6, 2020. Submissions should be emailed to webb@jacksonville-college.edu. The theme this year is women’s suffrage. Local students are encouraged to submit entries in the following categories:

Following mail-outs of jury duty summons sent out prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, county officials are letting the public know that there will be no jury trials during the month of April.

Fiscal discipline was once a durable American practice. But in the 1940s, it went out the window. The federal government embarked on a sudden, unprecedented binge of borrowing that put the nation in hock up to its ears.

Western wear retailer Cavender’s and many of its vendor partners contributed $100,000 to the Texas FFA Foundation for 2020 scholarships in light of youth livestock shows being closed.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, some might be left with uncertainties when it comes to providing food for their families, but the South Main Church of Christ in Weatherford is letting county residents know that they’re here for them during this unprecedented event.

Weatherford Municipal Utility Board approved suspending utility billing policies related to the assessment of late penalties and non-payment disconnects during their meeting Thursday.

A Parker County grand jury indicted Derek Evan Songer, 19, of Weatherford, on March 19 for aggravated assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact.

Poolville ISD board of trustees approved a resolution during a special meeting Tuesday to pay employees during school closures brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.

Dying from COVID-19 is not the greatest tragedy. Dying apart from Christ is the greatest tragedy. Does God have your attention yet? The life of Hosea illustrates the longsuffering, pursuing love that God has for His people in spite of our appalling unfaithfulness. The book of Hosea is a vivid and shocking object lesson of just what lengths God Almighty will go to in demonstrating His patient, extravagant, pursuing love for His children. God created us. He chose us, not because of any merit in us, but simply because He chose us. He bought us back out of the slavery into which we had sold ourselves. He came looking for us after we wandered away yet again. In spite of our filthy unfaithfulness, He welcomed us back time after time.

The city of Burleson has issued a stay-at-home declaration by amending the city’s disaster declaration, the new amendments will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday and continues until April 13, unless extended by Burleson City Council.

Two Weatherford businesses recently donated a total of 60 N95 masks to the Parker County Hospital District, which will be distributed to first responders.

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on incoming supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other resources to aid Texas’ response to COVID-19. The Governor announced that the newly established Supply Chain Strike Force has already secured more than $83 million of purchase orders for essential supplies. Additionally, the Governor announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) will begin receiving 100,000 masks per day by the end of this week and the Supply Chain Strike Force will begin receiving an additional 100,000 masks per day by the end of next week—meaning the State of Texas will soon be receiving more than one million masks per week.

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The story of Roy Ronald "Butch" Blakley began in Altus, Oklahoma, on October 23, 1944. Roy was a wonderful man that was loved, is missed and will always be cherished. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. Roy was born to Roy and Erma Allsup Bl…

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