Area residents discuss responseto COVID-19, other political topics

The Barnwell Anderson Chapter of the Walter Prescott Webb Society of Jacksonville College is sponsoring a History Essay Contest open to students grades 3 through 12. The deadline for submission is April 6, 2020. Submissions should be emailed to webb@jacksonville-college.edu. The theme this year is women’s suffrage. Local students are encouraged to submit entries in the following categories:

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GRAHAM – Three more confirmed COVID-19 cases in Graham brought the total to four and the residents of Graham have been told to “shelter-in-place” to slow its spread.

Following mail-outs of jury duty summons sent out prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, county officials are letting the public know that there will be no jury trials during the month of April.

Western wear retailer Cavender’s and many of its vendor partners contributed $100,000 to the Texas FFA Foundation for 2020 scholarships in light of youth livestock shows being closed.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, some might be left with uncertainties when it comes to providing food for their families, but the South Main Church of Christ in Weatherford is letting county residents know that they’re here for them during this unprecedented event.

Despite having their senior year of high school interrupted – and possibly ended early – because of coronavirus concerns and campus closures, eight Mineral Wells High School seniors have hopes of being this year's two inductees into the Elite Ram Society.

“You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘You did not make me?’ Can the pot say to the potter, ‘You know nothing?’ Isaiah 29:16

Restaurants and their customers in Mineral Wells are adapting very well to sweeping changes that have people eating at home, lakeside or wherever they can find their isolated spot because of social-distancing restrictions implemented by the state, county, and city officials due to the COVID-19 virus.

Weatherford Municipal Utility Board approved suspending utility billing policies related to the assessment of late penalties and non-payment disconnects during their meeting Thursday.

A Parker County grand jury indicted Derek Evan Songer, 19, of Weatherford, on March 19 for aggravated assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact.

Poolville ISD board of trustees approved a resolution during a special meeting Tuesday to pay employees during school closures brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.

The city of Burleson has issued a stay-at-home declaration by amending the city’s disaster declaration, the new amendments will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday and continues until April 13, unless extended by Burleson City Council.

Two Weatherford businesses recently donated a total of 60 N95 masks to the Parker County Hospital District, which will be distributed to first responders.

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on incoming supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other resources to aid Texas’ response to COVID-19. The Governor announced that the newly established Supply Chain Strike Force has already secured more than $83 million of purchase orders for essential supplies. Additionally, the Governor announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) will begin receiving 100,000 masks per day by the end of this week and the Supply Chain Strike Force will begin receiving an additional 100,000 masks per day by the end of next week—meaning the State of Texas will soon be receiving more than one million masks per week.

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Dolores Murphy Moore 90, died Friday, March 13, 2020 at Watkins Logan Veterans Home in Tyler, Texas. Born in Fannin County, Texas. She was married to the late Otis Moore, they lived in Bethel, Tx for 6 years, before relocating to Brownsboro, Texas where they lived for 32 years. Dolores is su…