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Salute to a Veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm

By ELLIS KNOXreporter@campcountynow.com

Camp County has been represented in ev-ery major American war since the founding of the county in 1874. If you go look at the Wall of Hon-or on the Camp County Courthouse lawn you will find the names of many who served in WWI, WWII, and the Cold War, namely the Cuban missile crises, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.You will find many Purple Heart recipients, a Medal of Honor winner, Richard A. Anderson, as a Lance-Cor-poral in the Marines and one who gave the last full measure in Afghanistan, Cody Robert Norris, as a Pri-vate First Class, Army.Our new County Judge A. J. Mason served in the ac-tion of Desert Shield and Desert Storm after Iraq’s in-vasion of Kuwait. Judge Mason served in the Marine Corps from 1989 until 1995, six years of service.

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Camp residents voice concern at MP council annexation meeting; action is set for Nov. 29

By CORY SMITHnews@campcountynow.com

Several residents of Camp County voiced their concern to Mount Pleasant’s City Council members about the city of Mount Pleasant’s plan to annex land in Camp County at a public hearing that was held Nov. 1 at Mount Pleasant City Hall. The public hearing was the second and final public hearing on the issue and the Mount Pleasant City Council will take a vote to approve, not approve, or take no action on the item on Nov. 29.

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Camp residents voice concern at MP council annexation meeting; action is set for Nov. 29

By CORY SMITHnews@campcountynow.com

Several residents of Camp County voiced their con-cern to Mount Pleasant’s City Council members about the city of Mount Pleasant’s plan to annex land in Camp County at a public hearing that was held Nov. 1 at Mount Pleasant City Hall. The public hearing was the second and final public hearing on the issue and the Mount Pleasant City Council will take a vote to approve, not approve, or take no action on the item on Nov. 29.

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Elementary School Choir

The Pittsburg Elementary School Choir, under the direction of teacher Claire Gooding, gave a performance at Pilgrim Plaza on Nov. 2.

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“Unwanted” premier in January, featuring Pittsburg historic home, to be in Longview

By CORY SMITHnews@campcountynow.com

The independent horror film, “Unwanted,” that was shot predominately in The Historic Holman House in Pittsburg is set to premier at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at The Reserve, 7725 U.S. Highway 259 North, Longview.Join the cast and director, Paul Foster, for an evening of fun. Be the first to see “Unwanted” a suspense thriller that has been in the making for a year. Arrive early, watch the film, talk to the cast and director, then mingle with every-one involved in making this film to be had by all at the after party.

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‘Home for the Holidays’ to feature ice skating, open market and more

By CORY SMITHnews@campcountynow.com

Events are set for Pittsburg’s inaugural Home for the Holidays celebration that will be held Nov. 25-27 in downtown Pittsburg at several locations.An ice skating rink will be placed between Pilgrim Plaza and the old Pittsburg Post Office each day of the event. The rink will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. Pa-trons will be able to skate for free from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25 and 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 by bringing one unwrapped for Camp County Christmas for Kids.A Christmas open-air mar-ket, featuring a variety of arti-sans’ handcrafted and handmade

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Pittsburg Intermediate chosen as Grand Marshalfor Christmas parade

By CORY SMITH news@campcountynow.com

The annual Pittsburg Christ-mas Parade is set for 1 p.m. Dec. 3 in downtown Pittsburg and Pittsburg Intermediate School has been named as Grand Marshal. Intermediate staff and students will be recognized for their major contributions to the bet-terment of Camp County.

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Looking Back

10 years ago

• A team of 18 members of Emmanuel Baptist Church left Pittsburg bound for Honduras. The team, led by Rev. Kyle Smith, traveled to Jalaca, Honduras, to minister to the medical and spiritual needs of the children at New Life Children’s Home, run by Mike and Alethea Pearson from Pittsburg.

•  Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. reduces the weekly chicken processing by 5 percent, or approximately 1.3 mil-lion head per week, by January 2007 as part of its continuing effort to better balance supply and de-mand amid declining chicken prices and sharply higher costs for corn.

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Kaycee Parker signs letter of intent with TJC

Senior Kaycee Parker signs a letter of intent with the Tyler Junior College Lady Apaches softball team. 

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Jail Log

Derrick Ray Jones, 37, was arrested on Oct. 31, mo-tion to revoke probation, and released Oct. 31.

Antwoine Duriel Wright, 34, was arrested on Oct. 31, parole violation.

Haley Krystyne Gerig, 22, was arrested on Oct. 31, open container, and released Nov. 01.

James Douglas Nelms, 54, was arrested on Nov. 01, public intoxication, and released Nov. 02.

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