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UIL says summer workouts to resume

MABANK–After Governor Greg Abbott announced more plans to open businesses in Texas, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has given coaches and athletes the go-ahead to carefully proceed with extracurricular activities begin

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Early morning chase yields two arrests

GUN BARREL CITY–Two men were jailed as the result of a police pursuit in Gun Barrel City in the early morning hours of May 18.

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As you graduate

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The graduating class of 2020 will be having unique graduation ceremonies this year. Whether it is a virtual ceremony, a Senior parade or an in-person ceremony, services will be limited.

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Remember ‘The Way’

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Editor’s note-As churches bring their worship and messages to their flock via You-Tube and Facebook Live, The Monitor has reached out to pastors to share the message.

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Charles Ray Adams

Charles Ray Adams, 72, of Tool passed away May 15, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. His daughter Ashley and grandsons Ryan and Ranger were by his side.

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John Essary Dees, Jr.

John Essary Dees, Jr. of Trinidad passed away May 15, 2020 after a long illness. He was 77 years old.  He was born Dec. 8, 1942 in Durham, N.C.

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Thelma “Sadie” Spawn

Thelma “Sadie” Spawn was born April 14, 1927 in Lott to parents Rev. Ulysses and Eunice (Laywell) VanSickles and entered into eternal rest May 13, 2020 at the age of 93.

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Jackie Lee Smither

Jackie Lee Smither, 85, passed away May 8, 2020. He was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Ardmore, Okla., to the home of Jack Grady and Inez Beckham Smither.

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