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2017 Pittsburg Pirates Homecoming nominees

The 2017 Home Coming court are from left to right: Freshman-Raley McCoy; Sophomore-Haley Efurd; Junior-Maliyah Jackson; Senior-Taylor Bullock; Senior-Asia Palmer; Senior-Daisy Portillo; Senior-Sydney Waldrep; Junior-Lessly Garza; Sophomore-Sadie Waldrep, and Freshman-Kyra Mason. The Home Coming Queen will be announced before the home football game against the Paris Wildcats, Sept. 22 in Pirate Stadium.

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Wilbert charged with murder

By SUSAN TAFT

Corey Dewayne Wilbert, 36, of Pittsburg has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Julian Benjamin Toro, 19, of Pittsburg.

Wilbert was first arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the Camp County Sheriff ’s Office responded to a call at 10:07 p.m. Sept. 13 about gunshots being heard on Farm-to-Market Road 556.

“Deputy Bo Tucker and Deputy Constable Shawn Kennington were dispatched to the location after a caller stated approximately eight shots had been fired. Callers had given us two vehicle descriptions that had been seen leaving the area heading toward town,” Sheriff Alan McCandless said. “Dispatch advised another call came in from someone stating a man was knocking on their front door and windows.

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Council approves street name change

Dr. ML King Jr. Ave

By DEBBIE KNOX

In a full council chambers on Monday, Sept. 11, the Pittsburg City Council voted unanimously to change the name of North Avenue to Dr. Martin Luther King Ave. Several citizens took the opportunity to speak in public forum in favor of the ordinance.

Patrick Lloyd pastor of the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church and President of the Camp County branch of the NAACP spoke before the council took action.

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ETMC, Ardent and The University of Texas System are coming together to further health in East Texas

East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC) has selected Ardent Health Services (Ardent) and The University of Texas System (UT System), which includes The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health Northeast), to form a new health system to benefit East Texas, officials announced Sept. 13. Ardent will assume majority ownership and day-to-day operations of the new system. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Wohlford gets 99 years for murder

By DEBBIE KNOX AND SUSAN TAFT

Riveting testimony was heard in the murder trial of Samantha Nicole Wohlford, 27, who was fourth person to be convicted in the murder and aggravated kidnapping of Ernest Lee Ibarra, Jr. It took a Camp County jury less than an hour to return a verdict of guilty. It took about the same time for the jury to give Wolford 99 years.

A Titus County jury had already found Wolford guilty of aggravated kidnapping of her husband. In light of the evidence and facts of the offense, 276th District Judge Robert Rolston ordered that the 99-year sentence imposed by the Camp County Jury to be served consecutively in addition to the 50-year sentence previously imposed on Wohlford in her Titus County trial.

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9/11 Stories impact students at Intermediate

Pittsburg Intermediate School students heard extraordinary stories by two men whose lives were changed after 9-11-2001. Those two men were Sergeant First Class Sean Becker and Daniel Lockler. Mr. Lockler teaches at the intermediate school now but then was in the Army. Sgt. Becker is an Army recruiter today.

Children seem captivated hearing the men tell of how Sgt. Becker felt an “unwavering, undying devotion to the United States” during that time and joined the Army because of 911. He was 27 at the time.

Mr. Lockler told students how he had worked the night before on Sept. 10 and he and his wife were watching the events on television.

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PISD students and Pilgrim’s team up for Harvey relief

Pilgrim’s and Pittsburg high school teamed up to sort thousands of supplies into baggies and boxes for delivery to Texans displaced by hurricane Harvey. The boxes contained water and food, the baggies for instance contain things for babies, baby powder, pacifiers, and baby oil, or a man or woman’s toiletries, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, shaving cream, and chap sticks. The Pittsburg students representing the National Honor Society, DECA, and the student council.

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Habitat for Humanity Gala

By DEBBIE KNOX

Honoring Habitat for Humanity of Camp County, Texas, the organization will host “There’s No Place Like Home - The Ruby Slippers Gala,” Saturday, Oct. 14 from 7 p.m.to midnight at the Douglass Community Center, 408 N. Terry St.

The evening will consist of live entertainment by Doctor! Doctor!, dancing, a wine tasting, hors d’oevres and a silent auction. The annual event promises an evening of fun and the dress is party casual.

Proceeds from the event benefit the building program of the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity of Camp County.

If you would like to donate items for a silent auction, please call 903-767-2306.

Advance tickets are $20 per person or $35 for a couple; $25 per person and $40 per couple at the door.

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Capital One Bank to close on Nov. 17

Capital One Bank will close its doors in Pittsburg on Friday, Nov. 17 according to branch manager Kim Daily.

Mrs. Daily has been at the bank, under several names, for 40 years and she says she’s going to miss her customers.

“I’m going to miss the relationships I’ve had with my customers. I’ve been at the bank for 40 years Sept. 6, last Wednesday. She started there in September 1977 when the bank was known as Pittsburg National Bank. From there it because First Heritage, then First Service, Hibernia and finally Capital One.”

Steve Thorpe, a spokesperson for Capital One, said in an email:

“As Capital One continues to evolve and optimize our branch network in response to changing customer preferences and to ensure we’re operating as efficiently and effectively as possible, decisions are made to open, renovate, and in some instances, close or relocate branches.

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‘Broncs and bulls’ Sept. 16

Pittsburg Rodeo Association and Faulkner Chevrolet are presenting Broncs and Bulls by Wing Rodeo Saturday night (Sept. 16), 7:30 p.m. at the Pittsburg Rodeo Arena on Highway 271 North, (next to the Dollar General Store.)

Events include bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback and ranch bronc riding, Muttin’ Bustin sign up will be at 6 p.m. and an entry fee of $20 will be collected.

There will be a specialty act by Kody Gray. Entry dates and times will be Sept. 11, 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is sanctioned by UPRA, CRRA, LRCA. All proceeds benefit Pittsburg Handicappable Rodeo. Contestants who want to participate in the specialty act with Kody Gray should call 903-379-3441

There will be $2,500 added Money and Champion Buckles for all events. Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $5 for children. All children 7 and under get in free.

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