ELKS win over Westwood 31-28 in close game

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2016 Elkhart Homecoming King & Queen
ALEX THLANG - KIMBER DOUGLAS

Elks win 21 - 14 over Troup Tigers
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Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department
Fall 2016 Annual Donation Letter

This year, we are pleased to announce that the Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department has received a grant from HB-2604 for the purchase of a new fire truck. The cost of the new truck will be $246,963.00. The grant will cover $200,000 and the EVFD will be responsible for the remaining $46,963. We are currently working on various fund-raisers to meet the matching funds for this project.

Please also be aware that the ISO rating has changed for our area. On a scale from 1-10, with 1 being the best, we were rated at 8. However, with updated equipment, training, and several other factors, we are now rated at a 5. This should save you some money on your homeowner's policy. Please contact you personal insurance agent that provides your Homeowner's Insurance Policy for futher information.

Fire Chief Randy McCoy and Assistant Chief Bobby Cernoch would like to congratulate Cody young on his move up the ranks to the position of Lieutenant. Cody completed his fire training at the Kilgore Fire Academy this year and is currently enrolled at the Trinity Valley Community College for his EMT basic.

The Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Fire/Rescue Dept that covers 100 square miles with a population of approximately 6500. That includes the City of Elkhart and most of the Elkhart school district. The Elkhart VFD responds to all 9-1-1 calls in our response area 24 hours a day and also serves with mutual aid to neighboring departments.

The Elkhart VFD is primarly supported by voluntary donations from citizens and receives limited support from the county and the city. Donations may be sent to EFVD, PO Box 145, Elkhart, TX 75839

The Elkhart VFD Board of Directors:
President - Bobby Cernoch
Vice-President - Justin Pitts
Cody Young - Secretary
Tammy Reagan - Treasurer
Randy McCoy - Fire Chief

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COMMUNITY THEATRE LOOKING FOR CHARACTERS
Crimes of the Heart

THE STORY: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her.

In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

The cast is comprised of 2 men and 4 women.

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Elkhart Masonic Lodge to host annual Bar-B-Q Fund Raiser on Deer Season Opening Day


The Elkhart Masons hold an annual fund-raiser to help out with their scholarships and other benevolent community programs. One of these is the annual Bar-B-Que held on Saturday, the opening day of deer season. Everyone is encouraged to stop by and pick up several plate lunches or sandwiches. Desserts will also be available, thanks to the ladies, in the form of cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, and other delectable goodies.
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BRIEF HISTORY OF ELKHART, TEXAS

Elkhart ISD Crest

The City of Elkhart is at the intersection of State Highway 294 and U.S. Highway 287 (aka: TX Hwy 19), eleven miles south of Palestine in southern Anderson County. In 1851 members of Daniel Parker's Pilgrim community moved to land around Boxy Creek to take advantage of the new post office and a newly established railroad. With the efforts of a friendly Indian, the newcomers settled into a community that continued to survive. They named the town after the Indian. A nearby spa served many socialites with its excellent mineral waters. The International-Great Northern Railroad ran both passenger and freight trains through Elkhart. The freight cars were loaded with tomatoes, cotton, and pulpwood from the local sawmills. The depot in Elkhart was a thriving center for both trains and trucks. One mile west of the Pilgrim Baptist Church established by Daniel Parker is a Methodist church with a historical marker pointing out the locale of its first building. The first Methodist sermon was preached by Rev. William Stevenson, who came to Elkhart and met with members in their home until a church could be built about 1840. In 1912 the downtown area was destroyed by fire. During the Great Depression, Elkhart continued to have both a bus stop and railroad station, but as the farming declined, the services were gradually curtailed. In 1933 Elkhart's public school district enrolled 736 white and forty-three black students.

(copied from Handbook of Texas, Dorothy K. Bridges)



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ELKHART TEXAS NEWS

Publisher: COMMUNITY ENTERPRISES

Editor: ALAN GELL

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