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Commissioners to discuss sheriff’s deputy reserves, jail inmate health care

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Montague County Commissioners will discuss the reserve deputy program for the sheriff’s office and a new inmate medical care program for the jail when they meet at 9 a.m. on Oct. 9.
The sheriff’s office would like to get clarification on the number of reserves the department can carry. Typically reserves are present or former licensed peace officers who may or may not be working in that field, but want to maintain their license.
Chief Deputy Chris Hughes said the SO police requires reserves work 16 hours a month to earn the necessary hours for their license. They work a variety of duties such as court baliff which can save paying a deputy for that service. If a reserve officer works a deputy’s shift he will be paid.
Also in the sheriff’s office, a new contract for inmate medical care will be examined by the court. Southern Health Partners is the provider.
The court will approve contracts with RDO for John Deere maintainers used in precincts one and four. This equipment is used through a three-year lease program, where they are returned for new units at the end of the lease.
A donation from residents on Treadway Road in precinct four will be presented for use in a paving costs share project.
Commissioners will award a company the engineering and administration professional services for the 2017 disaster relief grant with the Texas General Land Office. The county is seeking a grant to assist with road repairs from flooding and it advertised a request for proposals for professional services last month.
Other agenda topics
Colm Murphy will present the monthly veteran’s service office report.
Precinct one will ask to enter the Richard Truenbach property on Alamo Road to clear a fence line.
Stacy Hudson has made a request for one-time access through county property to move a trailer house onto private property.
The annual Texas Association of Counties Liability renewal will be reviewed.
A bid from Lee Ray Hawkins for a lot in the Lindsey Addition on a tax sale will be reviewed, along with a replat of two lots in Silver Lakes Ranch, phase three.

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Dollar General Market now open in Sunset

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The new Dollar General Market in Sunset is now open at 325 State Highway 101.
The new DG Market store format features an expanded selection of fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, as well as the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry.
“We are excited to provide Sunset residents with our new DG Market format and look forward to welcoming customers to our new location,” said Matthew Simonsen, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “At Dollar General, we are committed to serving our customers with a pleasant shopping experience and strive to be a good corporate citizen. The new DG Market format will provide the Sunset community with closer access to fresh and healthier foods and a convenient location to purchase the items they want and need at everyday low prices. We hope our customers will enjoy the new store.”

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

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Nocona Chamber of Commerce presents annual awards

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By BARBARA GREEN
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The Nocona Chamber of Commerce was in “Full Bloom” Monday night as its celebrated the past year and welcomed new officers and directors for the new term.
Following the floral them of “In Full Bloom,” the banquet tables were colorfully decorated by members using spring colors and flowers or promoting their own business.
Chamber Board President Emory Roden, entering the second year of a two-year term, brought the welcome, followed by Emily Carminati, executive director, who introduced the new officers that include Roden, Susie Grant as vice president, Bob Taylor as treasurer and Heather Morris, secretary. Board members are Amber Harper, Becky Fenoglio-Hankamer, Corissa Miller, Donna Lemons, Glenda Womble, Jason Castle, Jodi Womble, Kristal Ferguson, Mandy Kirkpatrick, Marie Molsbee and Monica Sterling.
Roden presented the Citizen of the Year award, which he said this year was instead going to a pair of citizens who kept being mentioned during the nomination process. The award went to Nellann McBroom and Dennis McBroom for their efforts to improve and support Nocona.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

Pictured at the top: Dennis and Nellann McBroom received the Citizens of the Year Award presented by Nocona Chamber President Emory Roden. (News photo by Barbara Green)

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Tank truck, pickup crash injures one

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One person went to the Bowie emergency room following this accident on U.S. Highway 81 and Applegate Road at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday. Department of Public Safety officers report a truck tractor tanker was north bound on Hwy 81 driven by Michael Logan, 57, Duncan, OK. A passenger car moved into the left lane to pass the truck and Logan reportedly tapped his brakes, that locked up causing him to jack-knife across the highway. As the tanker crossed into oncoming traffic a southbound Dodge Ram 2500 pickup driven by Bradley Werner, 49, Lavaca, AZ struck the tanker. Werner was transported by Bowie EMS to the ER with undisclosed injuries. Texas Department of Transportation crews arrived on the scene to assist while debris and vehicles were removed from the highway. (Photo by Barbara Green)

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