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Pittsburg native marks centennial birthday

By LYNDA STRINGER

Golden Murphy II remembers when Pittsburg was just a farm town.

The grandfather to Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber Vice President Golden Murphy IV, Murphy celebrated a milestone birthday on Monday – his 100th – at Southern Wind Manor.

The nursing home threw him a party. On Sunday, Father’s Day, his family gathered around him during a birthday lunch in honor of his centennial year. The Pittsburg native and World War II veteran was born June 18, 1918 and grew up working cattle and crops in Camp County’s early days.

 

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Wed
13
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Grady Townsend Earns Eagle Scout

Grady Townsend achieved Eagle Scout May 28 after 11 consecutive years of active scouting with Pittsburg’s Troop 210.

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Wed
13
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Museum donation

Brenda Barnwell, representing the Twentieth Century Study Club, presents check to Fanny Hivley, director of the Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum.

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Wed
06
Jun
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Chamber reaches $15,000 goal for 4th Fireworks

By LYNDA STRINGER

It took just 10 days for the “Save the Independence Day Blast” campaign to reach its $15,000 goal.

The Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce launched the campaign May 22 and hit its first benchmark of raising half the funds needed in just three days as the fundraising committee headed by Chamber Board Member Holly Mc- Graw worked hard to drum up support from individuals and businesses.

 

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Wed
06
Jun
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NTCC Board swears in three members

By JODI PACK

The Northeast Texas Community College Board of Trustees swore in three members for new terms at its regular monthly meeting May 22.

Gov. Bill Ratliff swore in fellow members Sondra Fowler, Sid Greer and Dr. Dan McCauley, who all kept their places on the board after running unopposed. Fowler, who serves in Place 3 on the board, was elected to finish out the last two unexpired years of her term, which she was appointed to after John Bryan retired from the board last year. Greer, Place 4, and McCauley, Place 7, will serve full six-year terms.

 

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Wed
30
May
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Memorial Day Ceremony

Members of the Gordon Mattison American Legion Post 422 salute the American flag during the playing of “Taps” at the Memorial Day Ceremony held Monday at the Camp County Courthouse War Memorial. Pictured, from left, is Incoming Commander Frank Harrison, Vice Commander Royal Wertz, Past Commander Bill Guy, and Chaplain Donald Sides. At the podium is Post Commander Michael Littlefield.

 

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Wed
30
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USPS Food Drive

The employees of the United States Post Office (USPS) annual food drive was an enormous success. All the food collected was donated by the good citizens of Pittsburg. All food was donated to God’s Closet in downtown Pittsburg. Pictured are USPS employees, from left, Terri McNutt, Jennifer Jones, Kim Daffern, Melissa Edwards, Julia Thrapp, Julia Mitcham, Carla Nelson, Mike Lacy, Kevin Parker, Richard Kummer, and Priscilla Johnson.

 

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Wed
23
May
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God’s Closet Donation

Patsy Capps with 20th Century Club presents a check to June Parks, assistant director of God’s Closet.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Child Advocacy Donation

The Pittsburg 20th Century Club recently donated $200 to support the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center of Winnsboro. Ann McWhorter, left, presents the check to Imelda Tatsch, executive director of NETCAC.

 

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Wed
16
May
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NTCC announces winners of annual McGraw-Hill Poster Contest

Northeast Texas Community College hosted its 10th annual McGraw-Hill Poster Content April 27 in the Whatley Center for the Performing

Arts. Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education, a Whatley Enhancement Grant and Jerald and Mary Lou Mowery, the event allows students to present research on a topic of their choice to a panel of local judges. Matthew Chambers, a Presidential Scholar from Mount Pleasant, took first place at the competition to win $400 plus McGraw-Hill textbook coupons for $175.

He presented his work on the Dallas elite, which was also presented recently at the Great Plains Honors Council.

 

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