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NZ school board moved to Monday

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The North Zulch ISD facilities committee discussed further plans to remodel their elementary school and surrounding areas during their third meeting in the school cafeteria Monday. The district has rescheduled their regularly scheduled monthly school board meeting, which will now take place Monday at 5:30 p.m. and feature a comprehensive presentation on the proposed project from the committee.
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Crocker, Wallin earn high state honors

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North Zulch volleyball players Katelyn Crocker and Cheyanne Wallin earned All-State selections in 1A from the Texas Sports Writers Association (TXSWA) for their performances during the 2020 season. Crocker was named Second Team Libero while Wallin was named a Third Team Outside Hitter, both extremely prestigious selections that put the Lady Bulldog athletes among the best in the state.

Methodist Church Father-Daughter Dance

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Gentlemen, please bring your daughter, niece, or granddaughter to the First United Methodist Church Father-Daughter Dance. Young ladies, preschool to eighth grade, are welcome. Refreshments will be served and a photograph will be provided to each couple at no cost. Come and make wonderful memories with your sweetheart on Friday, February 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Wesley Hall. There is no charge.

Read-Alikes at the Madison County Library

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Trying to find something good to read can be a real challenge. Taking the time to research, search for, and discover new books takes a while, and those of us who work full time need an easy way to discover new books. That is why we have a New Books section showcasing the brand new titles and audio books that are recently available. We receive books often, and there are new items on a weekly basis, so we encourage our patrons to take a look at the new books section each time they come in.
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TIME TO SHINE

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Both the Madisonville baseball and softball programs will participate in scrimmages at MHS Tuesday (Feb. 9) in which all proceeds will benefit the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation’s Benevolence Fund. The Fund was established by the Texas High School Coaches Association Board of Directors to assist athletes and coaches experiencing hardships. The public is invited to attend or can make donations via Venmo @THSCAcoaches. The Mustang baseball squads will scrimmage against Bellville at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. while the softball squads scrimmage Elkhart at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
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TALL IN THE SADDLE

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The Texas Quarter Horse Association distributed saddles to the top point earners from four 2020 horse shows held in Texas. Madisonville’s own Courtney Hammit (left) and Addie Allen earned saddles in the Youth Ranch Riding and Saddle in Youth Trail categories, respectively, for their performances at the four shows. COURTESY PHOTOS
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PAVING THE WAY

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Workers for Fused Industries, LLC construct the bridge on Highway 21 in Madisonville Friday. The bridge widening and sidewalk instillation portion of the project, which has been underway for six months, has been completed. There is still remaining work pertaining to signal work and additional high-mast lighting. The final bridge configuration will turn the three-lane bridge into a five-lane bridge with sidewalks, according to TxDOT. CAMPBELL ATKINS
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MLK ACCIDENT

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CAMPBELL ATKINS An individual traveling eastbound on Highway 21 at a high rate of speed veered off the road Wednesday and dislodged a street sign on South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. There were no injuries as a result of the crash.