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After nine years in his mayoral position and on Jacksboro City Council, Mayor Joe Mitchell announced his resignation last week.

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After a busy, but successful year, Faith Community Hospital awarded its employees with a luncheon as part of its board meeting Wednesday, Dec. 15.

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The Perrin FFA Broadcasting team brought home a state championship title after competing at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Dec. 3 and Dec. 4.

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Jacksboro Independent School District board members named Assistant Superintendent Brad Burnett as the lone finalist for Superintendent during its regular Dec. 13 meeting.

Sports

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GRAFORD  – Coaches will tell you to stick with the game plan when things seem bleak.

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Visiting Wichita Falls City View jumped out to a 14-0 lead midway through the first half and made it stick in a 35-18 win over Jacksboro in both schools’ 7-3A girls basketball opener.

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POOLVILLE – There’s not a basketball coach in America that won’t accept their team shooting better than 50% from the floor.

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Youthful enthusiasm is something Jacksboro’s boys basketball team has in droves. What it doesn’t have right now is a steady offensive flow.

Lifestyles

 Prosperity Bank Donation

Prosperity Bank and its employees made a donation to the Jacksboro Community Food Pantry recently.

 

Bryson Field Cleanup

More than a dozen people came out Saturday for a Bryson field cleanup at McCloud Memorial Park.

The Old ‘Bean Pot’

This past week on one of those cool clear mornings, the urge to do a bit of campfire cooking hit me.

Modern Day Rendezvous This Saturday

The Rocky Mountain Rendezvous was an annual gathering that began in 1825 at various locations held by a fur trading company at which trappers and mountain men sold their furs and hides and replenis

Obituaries

Gloria Ann Widger went home to be with our Lord and Savior Saturday, Dec. 25.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

Roberta Lea Lewis was born May 16, 1937, in Jacksboro. She was the daughter of Alton Lee and Mildred Burdette (Gillespie) Wade.

Freda Gayle Nero passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, in Abilene. She was born in Bridgeport, to Frances Inez (Bower) Reeves and James M. Bradley on Dec. 27, 1959.

Evelyn Laverne (Cantrell) Patton, 84, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, in Graham. Laverne was born April 9, 1937 in Jack County to Theo and Christine (Reeves) Cantrell.

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