New School Board member Raymond Salinas joined the board Monday at its regular meeting.
Administration Assistant Betty McIntosh swore Salinas in before a large crowd — so many people attended that several stood along the back wall and the sides of the board room.
The board then elected officers for the 2015-16 school year. Mike Jurney was elected president, Pat Leatherwood as vice president and Kent Crouch as secretary. Jurney remains president, Leatherwood replaces Charlie Bradberry and Crouch replaces Sue Lewis.
See the May 21 edition for more coverage and photos.
Six Lady Lions have been named to the District 8- 3A All District teams and three received honorabale mentions following the elimination of Clyde from the state softball playoffs when they fell to Comanche in the Regional Quarterfinals Saturday.
Senior Ajia Muro and juniors London Jones and Amber James were first team selections and seniors Kaytlyn Henning and Monica Montelongo and junior Mica Muro were named second team selections.
Junior Shelby Templeton, senior Dederia Berry and freshman Jascey Sharp eaned honorable mentions in the district.
Nine Lady Lions earned Academic All District status for their work inside the classroom. They inlude seniors Montelongo, Henning and Berry and juniors Jones, Shelby Templeton, James, Kayla Azua., Mica Muro and Carey Belew.
What is good for the farmers hasn’t been good for the golfers. And the long range forecast for more rain has caused organizers of the two-day Ben Hogan Legacy Golf Series to cancel Day Two.
The Cow Pasture Golf Classic, which would have marked its sixth year, has been cancelled because of saturated soil and predicted on-going rain accumulations.
But Day One — the golf battle at PAR Country Club — will continue on schedule, kicking off with a Demo Day of the new Ben Hogan clubs, a free miniclinic by Jennifer Alexander, LPGA teaching pro from Las Vegas and lunch. Tee off at PAR will be at 1 p.m. on June 5.
The Friday night event, which was originally scheduled for the Fritts Farm, has been moved to the Rotary Building, again because of saturated ground.
Organizers of the Cow Pasture event, held at the old Dublin-DeLeon Country Club, which is now the Clay Estes Ranch, admit they never expected to have to cancel because of mud — heat perhaps, maybe even an invasion of grasshoppers, but never rain.
“We started this event six years ago on a hot steamy August day and learned our lesson,” Hogan Museum Director Karen Wright said. “So the next year, we moved it to the last weekend in June in hopes of cooler weather and that didn’t work out either, because it was the hottest June on record in Texas. But we got it right when we moved it to the first weekend in June. We have had beautiful weather with moderate temperatures even though Texas was suffering from a severe drought. The rain pattern has taken us by surprise.”
Organizers said they are focused on making the Friday events fun and entertaining and have several surprises in store for the golfers.
Texas Hall of Fame golfer Bruce Devlin will join forces with Ben Hogan Foundation executive director Robert Stennett and country singer Sonny Burgess to play the June 5 tournament.
The Australian native earned 27 professional wins on the PGA and Champions Tour before retiring in 1998 to concentrate on his golf course architecture and design business and his commitment to ESPN’s golf telecasts.
In the past three decades, Devlin has designed and built more than 150 golf courses throughout the world including Australia, Japan, Scotland, the Bahamas and the United States. Many of the courses he designed have hosted all of the professional golf tours.
Devlin also worked as a television commentator for NBC and ESPN. He was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in San Antonio in 2014.
Registration continues for the PAR event. Cost is $75, which includes meals and a Friday night party. All proceeds benefit the Ben Hogan Museum of Dublin.
For more information, call 445-1919 or 977-4410 or see Ben Hogan Museum of Dublin on Facebook.
Funeral services for Jerry Dee Palmore are 2 p.m. on Monday, May 18 at Harrell Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Upper Greens Creek Cemetery.
Palmore died May 14, 2015 at his residence in Sundown, Texas at the age of 53. He was born on Sept. 26, 1961 in Dublin to Dick and Nancy (Warner) Palmore.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Boucher on Feb. 6, 1979 in Stephenville, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Palmore of Sundown, Texas; two sons, Billy Palmore of San Angelo, Texas and Chase Palmore of Canadian, Texas; his daughter Julie Palmore of Sundown, Texas; His parents, Dick and Nancy Palmore of Dublin, Texas; his brother, Steve Palmore of Dublin, Texas; two granddaughters and a grandson.
Jerry was an Athletic Director and Coach for the Sundown Independent School System in Sundown for many years and a member of the Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Messages may be left for the family at www.harrellfuneralhomedublin.com.
Funeral services for John Bryan Barbee are Thursday, May 14 in Harrell Memorial Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Dublin Live Oak Cemetery
Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Harrell Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Barbee was born on Nov. 24, 1954 in Abilene.
He died on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the age of 60.
He was the son of Benjamin Read Barbee, Jr. and Norman Jean Bryan Barbee.
Barbee is survived by his sisters, Melinda Russell of Dublin and Bliss Woodyard of Bluff Dale, Texas and his brother Ben Barbee of DeLeon and several nephews, nieces; several great nieces and a great nephew.
He was a restaurant chef and member of the Episcopal Church.