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Early voting schedule for primaries approved

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By Emily Banks Wooten
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The Polk County Commissioners Court approved the early voting schedule for the March 5 Democratic and Republican primary elections during a special called meeting Tuesday. Voters may vote in either the Democratic Primary Election or the Republican Primary Election. Winners in each primary will face each other in the Nov. 5 General Election.

Early voting in Polk County will run from Feb. 20 to March 1 at three locations – the Polk County Judicial Center at 101 W. Mill St. in Livingston, the Sechrest Webster Community Center at 100 W. Front St. in Corrigan and the Onalaska Sub-Courthouse at 14111 U.S. Hwy. 190 West in Onalaska.

Early voting times will vary in an attempt to accommodate everyone’s schedules. Early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all three locations Feb. 20-23. Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all three locations on Feb. 24, a Saturday, and from 1-7 p.m. at all three locations on Feb. 25, a Sunday. Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all three locations Feb. 26 through March 1.

A total of eight contractors placed a total of 11 bids in the re-bid for the roof replacement at the county-owned building located at 321 N. Beatty Ave. in Livingston. The Court approved accepting the bid from Bonner Roofing & Metal out of Diboll. The bid was for $131,000 with a 20-year warranty, a start date of March 3 and an end date of April 5.

The Court was slated to consider action regarding the bid for the purchase of one vehicle for Precinct 3 Road and Bridge. However, as no bids were received, the Court approved rebidding it.

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FASHION AND LEADERSHIP

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Region IV FCCLA-STAR Events met in Galveston at the Galveston Convention Center to compete and qualify for state competition. Retired Home Economics Teachers Beth Harrell Edwards of Shepherd and Phyllis Harrell of Livingston attended and evaluated fashion construction, fashion design and leadership levels one and two. (l-r) Edwards and Harrell. Courtesy photo

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INDUCTEE

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Pam DeBlasio of Lake Homes Realty was inducted into the Rotary Club of Livingston during a recent meeting. (l-r) DeBlasio and Sponsor Bev Reed. Courtesy photo

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DISTRICT CHAMPS

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Livingston High School hosted the UIL District 20-4A CX Debate Meet last week, and four Lion participants excelled. Livingston’s team of Danielle Dickens (pictured middle right) and Elijah James (middle left) placed first, while the team of Annabel Raspberry (far left) and Braxton Ratliff (far right) took second. These district champions advance to the state competition in March for the cross-examination debate. COURTESY PHOTO

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Guzman-Carbajal crowned Miss Polk County

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ContestantsTwenty-one local high school students participated in the 47th annual Miss Polk County Pageant and the eighth annual Junior Miss Polk County Pageant on Jan. 27. Front row (l-r) Zadalyn Brooks, Paige Cain, Krista Vergara, Junior Miss Polk County Luisa Perez, Miss Polk County Yolanda Guzman-Carbajal, Ashton Garrett, Rylee Taylor, Kaleigh Tolar, Stevi Allemang, Anastasia Wells and Esperanza Soto. Back row (l-r) Makayla Williford, Amberlee Smith, Bailey Lenox, Ashlynn Moore, Lexi-Jo Richardson, Maci Quinones, Kayleigh Wilson, Winter Hopson, Mia Fabela and Kyndelyn Roberts. Courtesy photo

By Emily Banks Wooten
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Corrigan-Camden High School Junior Yolanda Guzman-Carbajal was crowned Miss Polk County during the 47th annual Miss Polk County Pageant Jan. 27. She is the daughter of Paloma and Ruperto Carbajal. Livingston High School Freshman Luisa Perez was crowned Junior Miss Polk County during the eighth annual Junior Miss Polk County pageant. She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Maria Parmelly.

Fourteen high school juniors and seniors were vying for the title of Miss Polk County and seven high school freshmen and sophomores were vying for the title of Junior Miss Polk County. Various titles are awarded from the highest combined scores from interview, evening gown and final question, with numerous scholarships being awarded, the greatest of which is $2,000.

The top five finalists for Miss Polk County were Guzman-Carbajal, First Runner-Up Bailey Lenox, Second Runner-Up Mia Fabela, Kaleigh Tolar and Anastasia Wells. Lenox was the people’s choice winner. Fabela was the evening gown winner. Stevi Allemang was the Spirit of Polk County winner. Kayleigh Wilson was the ad sales winner. Wells was the talent winner, interview winner and Miss Photogenic winner.

The top three finalists for Junior Miss Polk County were Perez, First Runner-Up Maci Quinones and Second Runner-Up Makayla Williford. Quinones was the Miss Photogenic winner.

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