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They endured the cold, too (part two)

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Weather has been a popular topic of conversation for the last two weeks and was on my mind when I sought a Musings topic. Currently Volume 1 of Madison County history is not available for purchase, but we are working to convert it into a searchable computer document that will later be available for purchase on a USB flash drive, or, for you non-techies, an inexpensive computer plug-in device. I took advantage of what we have so far and searched “weather”. I’m sharing some of what I found.
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‘ROUND TOWN

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Ever heard of lawn mower races? Well, the sanctioned races are coming to town this Saturday! Mower racing is a country-wide sport and Texas has a sanctioned association. After doing a little research I’m pretty sure winning a lawn mower race is better than taking your girl riding on a John Deere tractor.
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Local store owner arrested for sexual abuse of child

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The Madisonville Police Department arrested 46-yearold Bryan resident and owner of the El Mercadito Produce store in Madisonville Jose Jaime Rivera Friday on five felony charges, including two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child, one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, one count of Sexual Abuse of a Child Continuous (victim under the age of 14) and one count of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Assault.
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Book Fair, Seuss Flair

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(Left) Dawn Harrell, dressed as the Cat in the Hat, welcomes students to school at Madisonville Elementary Tuesday. (Right) MES pre-K students (from left) Lucas Yates, Emma Yates, Cadence Brown, Kaylee Watson and Kylie Miller pose with teacher Katherine Cole. MES students and employees celebrated ‘Everybody Reads Day’ and promoted their virtual Scholastic book fair by dressing up as characters from the Dr. Seuss universe on the author’s birthday. (See Education for more information on the school’s online book fair, which lasts until March 14) PHOTOS BY CAMPBELL ATKINS