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Branan honored with Southern Cross ceremony

Southern Cross GroupThe various versions of the southern cross flags fluttered in the breeze, the sounds of musket fire and the smell of black powder filled the air as heritage was remembered and a local member of the Confederate States of America was honored Saturday, February 22.

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Saltillo group celebrated National FCCLA Week

Saltillo FCCLA membersMembers of the Saltillo Family, Community and Career Leaders of America organization designated special themes for each day of FCCLA Week February 9 through 15, and hand dipped 300 strawberries and wrapped 144 roses for a combined fund raiser for Valentines day.

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Card trick

Marco Alcaraz, center, performed a card trick with the help of Adrian Hatcher, left, and Keewee Fountain, right, for the amusement of Tironda Evans, back.Marco Alcaraz, center, performed a card trick with the help of Adrian Hatcher, left, and Keewee Fountain, right, for the amusement of Tironda Evans, back.

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Cameron to direct Harvey Funeral Home

Craig Harvey welcomes Jeremy Cameron as the new Funeral Director at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.Craig Harvey welcomes Jeremy Cameron as the new Funeral Director at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.

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Saltillo Beta Club’s banner earns first place in State

Saltillo Beta Club membersThe National Beta Club motto is “Making History with Beta.” The Saltillo Beta Club has been busy doing just that. The Saltillo Club’s banner depicting that theme garnered first place at the State Beta Convention in Dallas January 10-11.

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Sulphur Bluff FFA members busy working, volunteering

Sulphur Bluff FFA membersMembers of the Sulphur Bluff FFA have been busy this year volunteering at events and preparing for competitions.The FFA Chapter officers attended a retreat in July and a leadership camp in October.

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Sulphur Bluff FCCLA faces a world of opportunities

Sulphur Bluff FCCLA  membersSulphur Bluff FCCLA chapter officers and members have been involved in local, state and global activities. Officers planned the chapter’s program of work for 2013-14 and chose the theme for the year,

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Beta Club prepares to travel to National Convention

Sulphur Bluff Beta Club membersAll 22 members of the Sulphur Bluff Beta Club participated in a Character Skit that won third place at the State Convention earlier this year. The group earned the right to compete at the National Convention in June in Richmond, Va.

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Cold branding

Tina McCord holds a branding iron to the front shoulder of ItchyTina McCord holds a branding iron to the front shoulder of Itchy, a 14 year old Appaloosa belonging to Katrina and Ronnie Easterling. To cold brand, a spot on the horse is shaved, the area is rubbed with oil, then with rubbing alcohol, and the brand is applied for 15-20 seconds. When the hair grows back, it will come in either in light or dark, opposite of the horse’s coloring.