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By Darrell Vyvjala

Memorial services for Mr. Lance Smith, age 52, of Schulenburg will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Schulenburg.

Lyons Lodge No. 195 A.F. & A.M. of Schulenburg will conduct services at the church.

Full military honors will be conducted by the Schulenburg VFW and American Legion.

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Source:: Schulenburg Sticker

      

Fayette Co. Applies for $2.5 Million in Federal Flood Buyout Funds

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By Record11

Fayette County is seeking $2.5 million in federal funds to buyout homes that were flooded after Hurricane Harvey. In addition, the county is seeking state funds to provide flooded homeowners with $150,000 grants to demolish and raise their homes.

In an interview last week, Fayette County Emergency Management Coordinator Janet Carrigan said the buyout funds would provide homeowners with the market value of their home minus any insurance or FEMA funds they already received. For example, if a home had a market value of $200,000 before the flood, and insurance and FEMA paid $150,000, then the County would pay $50,000 to buyout the property.

The $2.5 million federal buyout program would require a 25 percent match from the County. That amounts to $625,000. Carrigan said she is investigating whether the county could apply “in-kind” costs towards the match amount. For example, the County has already spent tens of thousands of dollars on dumpsters following the flood to help homeowners remove debris from their property. Carrigan said costs like that, which the county has already paid, could count toward the $625,000 match. The county has also applied for state grants that would provide homeowners with $150,000 to demolish and raise their flooded homes. This grant program also requires a 25 percent match from the County.

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Source:: Fayette County Record

      

Oversized Load Takes Out Telephone Service in Fayetteville – Again

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An oversized load struck a telephone pole in Fayetteville Thursday morning, Dec. 7, knocking out telephone service in Fayetteville and Ellinger until late afternoon.

According to Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the truck was heading east on SH 159 and attempted to turn right onto FM 955 when it hit a telephone pole belonging to Frontier Communications. 

The accident happened around 9 a.m. and disrupted landline telephone service to much of the Fayetteville and Ellinger area. Frontier Communications restored service around 4:30 p.m.

Frontier customers with the 378 prefix could call each other but could not make calls outside the dialing area, including 911. The county routed 911 calls in Ellinger and Fayetteville to the Fayetteville Fire Station. Noviskie, who also serves as chief of the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department, stayed at the fire station throughout the day to answer emergency calls, but none came. Wireless telephone service was not affected, so citizens could still call 911 from their cell phones.

Noviskie said it was the third time this year that an oversized load hit the telephone pole at that corner and disrupted telephone service.

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Source:: Fayette County Record

      

Two county employees offer resignation, retirement notices

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By BY JASON B. HOGAN
reporter@coloradocountycitizen.com

COLORADO COUNTY – Two longtime Colorado County employees will vacate their respective positions effective Dec. 31, 2017, after an official Monday announcement. …read more

Source:: Colorado County Citizen

      

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