The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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December 31, 2013

2013 Year in Review Part 2: End of year marked by fire, festivals



14 — Anderson County Sheriff Office investigators seek the public's help in finding the suspect of an armed robbery that occurred at the Cayuga General Store on Oct. 12.

14 — Westwood Primary School plans to start its Watch DOGS (Dads of Good Students) program. It is a national program that encourages fathers, uncles, grandfathers or any adult male role to serve as mentors to students while offering a new presence on the respective campus.

15 — Anderson County Commissioners took the next step in the creation of Emergency Service District 1 by holding a public hearing that essentially puts the decision on the ballot for November 2014.

17 — City of Palestine employees help artists place their sculptures in designated locations in downtown Palestine as part of Palestine Main Street's Art Tracks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.”

18 — The Palestine Fire Department's 4th annual Fright Night haunted house kicks for its three-weekend event.

19 — The Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce holds its annual banquet with the theme “Palestine Pairings at Ben E. Keith Distributing Warehouse.” Local business owner and outgoing Chamber board member Linda Dickens was presented with the Chamber's Citizen of the Year award. Ben E. Keith Co. was named the Chamber’s Business of the Year. Davi Ingram was named Ambassador of the Year and Delilah Malone was named Rookie Ambassador of the Year. Ahnise Summers won the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year award. 369th State District Court Judge Bascom W. Bentley was presented the Chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award.

19 — The Hall Brothers headlined the Dogwood Jamboree's October show.

19 — The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus from Hugo, Okla. presented two shows in Elkhart, thanks to the sponsorship of Keep Elkhart Beautiful.

19 — A “Light the Way for Survivors” candlelight vigil was held at the Palestine Mall parking lot in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

21 — Anderson County's WIC office moves to its new location, 305 E. Lacy St., Suite 130 in Palestine.

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