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Looking Back: 1957

1957 Bomber explodes in midair

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Camp Habitat launches rehab projects for veterans

By LYNDA STRINGER

Two local veterans will soon receive a helping hand from Camp County Habitat for Humanity volunteers. The local organization recently launch a new veteran’s rehab initiative and named veterans Don Francis and Johnny Bell as the first recipients.

“The program will assist local disabled veterans rehab their homes to meet their accessibility needs and complete repairs that are desperately needed for safety and comfort,” said Camp Habitat Executive Director Linda Baxter.

 

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Wed
18
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Citizen’s Police Academy underway

By LYNDA STRINGER

The Pittsburg Police Department recently launched its 8-week Citizen’s Police Academy to give local residents a chance to learn the ins and outs of how the department and law enforcement works.

The class started April 3 and runs through May 22 with 3-hour long classes on Tuesday evenings.

 

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Masons, community to thank first responders

By LYNDA STRINGER

The Pittsburg Masonic Lodge taking its First Responders appreciation event to a new level.

The Frank Sexton Lodge No. 206 has invited Camp County’s firefighters, law enforcement and EMS personnel and their families for an annual thank-you dinner, but this year they’re making it a community-wide hugfest.

 

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Wed
11
Apr
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Annual museum gala surpasses previous totals

By DEBBIE KNOX

Pittsburg’s finest raised approximately $18,000 for the Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum at its annual gala April 7, which featured a “Great Gatsby” theme.

Fanny Hively, executive director for the museum, gives credit to the many friends of the museum who helped put the event together.

 

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Pittsburg Fire Department raising funds for new “Jaws of Life”

By LYNDA STRINGER

When a call goes out to the Pittsburg Fire Department to assist at a crash site, the time it takes to extricate a victim from a mangled vehicle is critical. That’s why the department is raising funds to purchase new battery-powered extrication equipment that replaces the hydraulic system that has been used since the early 1990s.

The equipment is known to the public as the “Jaws of Life.”

“With the hydraulic system, you have to pull out a big pump, connect hoses and connect the hoses to tools On 271 it will probably take three to five minutes to get the equipment set up where it’s operational so that you can begin attempting to remove people from the wreck,” said Laura Keon, the department’s secretary/treasurer. “If we have a battery-powered piece of equipment, it’s literally seconds. It’s the time it takes you to step off the truck and open the bay.”

 

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11
Apr
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Commissioners OK sewage change to thwart fraud

By ELLIS KNOX

The Camp County Commissioners Court heard a presentation from Ronnie Stuard on a proposed change to the onsite sewage facility program at its regular meeting April 4. The Gazette advertised the public hearing of the proposed changes in the March 29 edition.

Stuard, the designated representative for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), explained that the proposal made one change to clarify that out-of-county sewage installers must also comply with State law and County rules by also applying for a permit to install.

 

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Wed
04
Apr
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New Chamber leadership team officially gets to work

By LYNDA STRINGER

With her first official week on the job as executive director of the Camp County Chamber of Commerce underway, Christine Jackson is ready to welcome classic car enthusiasts to Pittsburg. Jackson, who started the job as chamber director on Monday, April 2, has been shadowing Allen Weatherford for his last two weeks on the job to plan the Pittsburg leg of the Highway 271 Car Cruise.

 

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04
Apr
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Weatherford Reception

Allen Weatherford, right, accepts a plaque and congratulations for his seven years of service as executive directive of the Camp County Chamber of Commerce.

 

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04
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Two-car collision causes major injuries

By LYNDA STRINGER

Pittsburg Police Department officers responded to a call of a major motor vehicle crash Friday, March 30 at approximately 12:03 p.m. The two car accident occurred in the 200 block of North Greer Blvd, State Highway 271 near Pittsburg Veterinary Clinic. According PPD and City of Pittsburg officials, an investigation determined that a 2011 Cadillac driven by Elizabeth Perez of Mount Pleasant was travelling north on the roadway, crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a 2015 Corvette driven by Donald Wayne Henderson of Bivins.

 

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