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The 2018 Miss PHS is Dea’Jah Heath

By ELLIS KNOX

The Miss Pittsburg High School for 2018 is Miss Dea’Jah Heath. Miss Heath is the daughter of Victoria Craig and Keven Hodridge. Dea’jah is a Pirate varsity cheerleader, and is a member of the Lady Pirate volleyball, dance club and track team. Her talent during the pageant was dancing. She intends to attend Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, where she will enroll in a pre-physical therapy course of study.

Miss Taylor Bullock is first runner up, and will serve if the winner somehow cannot. Miss Bullock is the daughter of Amy and Jeff Bullock. Taylor is a Pirates’ varsity cheerleader, and is a member of the volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis teams, dance club and is a member of the National Honor Society. After graduation she plans to attend college and to seek a degree in nursing and physical therapy.

 

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Pittsburg DECA sends 19 to State

By ELLIS KNOX

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Students recently competed in role play events and prepared written events at the DECA District 6 Conference.

 

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Todd Diviney signs up for city council seat

By DEBBIE KNOX

The city council and school board candidates drew no opponents for the May election which will likely be canceled pending votes from each entity. The deadline to sign up was Friday, Feb. 16.

Todd Diviney signed up in Place 3 for Kendal Burn’s slot in the city council race; however, Councilman Burns did not seek re-election. John Livingston holds Place 5.

 

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Wed
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Six cases cleared with arrest of Bullard and Grant

By SUSAN TAFT

Three residential burglaries and three burglaries of motor vehicles that occurred last Monday were solved the same evening with the arrest of Bradley Clay Bullard, 29, of Mount Pleasant, and Jarius Jamar Grant, 30, of Pittsburg. Most of the stolen property was recovered that night.

 

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NHS to host Miss PHS pageant Saturday night

By DEBBIE KNOX

The annual Miss PHS Pageant, sponsored by the Pittsburg High School National Honor Society, will be this Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Pittsburg High School Auditorium.

 

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2018 Pirate Baseball cranks up

By ELLIS KNOX

The Pirate Varsity scrimmaged New Boston away on Monday, Feb. 5 and Mount Pleasant Friday, Feb. 9. No scoring was kept as in both instances the teams’ coaches were looking over the players.

Head Coach Tommy Stewart and Assistant Coach Todd Newman both agreed the team was a bit rough yet but were shaping up. The coaching staff rotated several pitchers and players around. The teams played in a cold drizzle. The Junior varsity of both teams played in Mount Pleasant.

 

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“Worlds Best Young Elvis” to perform at Whatley Center

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Whatley Center at Northeast Texas Community College will host a concert by Travis LeDoyt, who has been called “the world’s best tribute to young Elvis,” Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students and are available for purchase online at www.whatleycenter. com. The performance is sponsored by Texas Heritage National Bank.

LeDoyt gained his unofficial reputation as the best young Elvis because of his uncanny resemblance to The King – both in looks and in sound.

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Texas Street gets sidewalk for students

By ELLIS KNOX
reporter@campcountynow.com

long term issue that the Pittsburg City Council and City Manager Clint Hardeman had wanted to correct was finally solved in 2015.

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Kilburn to compete at state swim meet

By ELLIS KNOX
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Pirate Swimmer Cole Kilburn, Cole is the son of Kim Koleburn-Knocke and Jeff Kilburn, has qualified for the State swim meet to be held at The University of Texas at Austin Swim Center, Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17. Cole competes in the 5A division, and their Semi-finals are to start at 10:00 am on Friday, with the finals to be held Saturday, at 9:30 am. Pittsburg does not actually have a swim team so Cole competes alone and represents his school.

Cole received two gold medals for the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 48.22 and the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 51.83, at the 4A-5A Regional Swim and Dive Championships hosted by the Lewisville Independent School District at the Westside Aquatic Center in Lewisville to qualify for the state meet.

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Two band students make all-state

Report from the Association of Texas Small School Bands and the Pirate Band

The Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) is pleased to announce the selection of the 2018 ATSSB All- State Band. More than 9,000 high school band students from across Texas auditioned in twenty-two different regions for a place in their respective all-region bands. The top chairs, numbering 2,288 students from each region advanced to one of the five area auditions held Jan. 13 across the state. Only 280 region qualifiers were selected for the all-state honors.

The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals in San Antonio, Feb. 14-17 and will present a concert beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. The Pittsburg High School Band had two students make All-State Honors. Those students are Katlyn Holmes and Nayelly Enriquez.

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