Dublin school board received a glowing report on the annual audit report from Rodgers & Company of Hamlin during the regular monthly school board meeting Monday. The board knew that the finances were in good shape with a growing fund balance but looked forward to having it confirmed by an auditor.
The auditor had praise for the school staff and administration on “a nice set of books,” with the school having a pretty normal year.
He noted that the school ended the year $59,941 in the black, giving the school district a fund balance of $2,632,312, a fund balance above what was expected as the construction project came in far under bid.
See the complete story in the Nov. 20 edition.
The Dublin Ministerial Alliance is inviting all neighbors to the annual Community Thanksgiving worship service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Double N Cowboy Church on Hwy 6, east of Dublin.
Several community churches are involved with donations being collected for worthwhile community projects by the alliance. The service will be followed by fellowship and refreshments will be provided.
Music will be provided by the Double N Cowboy Church Praise Band while Double N Pastor Jimmy Holleman will offer the welcome after the invocation is delivered by Community Baptist Pastor Harold Roan.
First Methodist Church Pastor Ken Lunsford will lead the offertory; First Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Cliff Sims will read the scripture and deliver the message and Congregational Methodist Pastor Gerald Freeman will present the benediction.
The Dublin Lady Lions closed a stellar season in a regional quarterfinal playoff match against former district rival Breckenridge Lady Buckaroos Tuesday night. Local supporters came out on Hwy. 6 and Patrick St. to wish them well as the bus disembarked for the game. Following the end of the season, every member of the team received an All-District distinction. See Page B5 of the Nov. 13 edition for more information.
The Dublin Lions defeated the Corsicana Mildred Eagles 54-6 during their bi-district play-off on Nov. 14, advancing them to area play-offs on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. when they will face the Newton Eagles in Buffalo. For those traveling the 157-mile trip to the area playoffs, Google Maps advises to take Hwy 6 S and turn left on to TX-164 E which will lead to Buffalo. See more photos and coverage in the Nov. 20 edition.
Grace Evelyn Maikel, 87, of Dublin died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
She was born on Jan. 14, 1927 in Comanche County to Thomas Westmoreland and Evie Elizabeth Hughes.
She was married to C. W. Maikel who preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 2011.
She worked for many years as a grocery store cashier and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Maikel was also preceded in death by a son, Phillip Lee Maikel; a brother, Charles Westmoreland; a sister, Octava Echols; and an infant daughter.
She is survived by two brothers, Jerry Westmoreland of Dublin and Joe Westmoreland of Gustine; a granddaughter and a grandson.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21 at Harrell Memorial Chapel, Dean Bradley officiating with burial to follow in the new Dublin Live Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home. Harrellfuneralhomedublin.com
M. L. Brownlee, 74, of Dublin died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at his residence.
He was born May 11, 1940 in Cisco, TX to Marion Thomas Brownlee and Mollie Angeline (Whisenant) Brownlee.
He was united in marriage to Clara Nell Pendleton on Aug. 15, 1959 in Dublin. He was a retired District Manager for GTE and a member of the Community Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Brownlee.
He is survived by his wife; his daughters, Clarissa Mobley of Dublin and Tracy Hodges of Dublin; a sister, Martha Hobbs of Abilene; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren (and another on the way).
Funeral services are 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Harrell Memorial Chapel with Tim Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Harrell Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to Dublin Public Library.