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Stephens County officials sworn in as new year kicks off

Stephens County officials sworn in as new year kicks off
January 02
19:33 2019

Two new county commissioners and a new justice of the peace were among the Stephens  County officials who were sworn in on Wednesday morning.

The elected officials were sworn in by incoming Stephens County Judge Michael Roach during a ceremony in the District Courtroom at the courthouse.

Mark McCullough is sworn in as Stephens County Commissioner Precinct 2 by incoming Stephens County Judge Micheal Roach during the county’s swearing in ceremony Wednesday morning at the Stephens County Courthouse. McCullough will replace D. C. “Button” Sikes, who retired after his term ended in December.

Eric O’Dell is sworn as as Stephens County Commissioner Precinct 4, replacing Ricki Carr, who retired at the end of his term in December.

Steve Spoon is sworn is as Stephens County Justice of the Peace, replacing Michael Roach, who was elected as Stephens County Judge.

Jackie Ensey is sworn in as Stephens County Clerk after being reelected.

Sharon Trigg is sworn in as County Treasurer.

Christie Coapland is sworn in as Stephens County District Clerk. She was reelected to the position.

Adam Babilon is sworn in as Stephens County Constable.

Kristi Strawbridge, Deputy County Clerk, is sworn in.

Misty Griffin is sworn in as the Justice Court Clerk.

Brenda Mahan (left) and Rhonda Peacock, Deputy District Clerks, are sworn in.

Mary O’Dell, Assistant Deputy County Treasurer, is sworn in.

Cutline, top photo: Incoming Stephens County Judge Michael Roach swore in the county officials on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Pictured from left, front row, are, Roach, Brenda Mahan, Rhonda Peacock, Jackie Ensey, Kristie Strawbridge, Mary O’Dell and Eric O’Dell; back rown, Steve Spoon, Christie Coapland, Adam Babilon, Misty Griffin, Sharon Trigg and Mark McCullough.

(Photos by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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BRUSH PICKUP The City of Breckenridge and Stephens County will be picking up brush with a woodchipper inside the corporate limits of Breckenridge the week of Oct. 18. Residents need to have brush that they would like chipped and hauled off at curbside by Friday, Oct. 15. For questions about the disposal, please call the City Offices at (254)559-8287.

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT The Breckenridge Lions Club will host its second annual Scholarship Cornhole Tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Trade Barn in the Breckenridge City Park. For more information click here.

ARTIST MEET-AND-GREET BRECKENRIDGE FINE ARTS CENTER The artistic quilts of Maynard Westlake are on exhibit at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center through Nov. 2. The BFAC will host an artist meet-and-greet for Westlake from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the BFAC, 207 N. Breckenridge Ave.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT The Breckenridge Police Department will host a local National Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Law Enforcement Center, 210 E. Dyer St. National Night Out is an annual, national event that focuses on growing the partnership between law enforcement and the community in the fight against crime.

MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE The annual Sloan Everett Pure Country Pedal Memorial Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Breckenridge City Park. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will feature five routes. For more information, visit the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce’s website.

COMMUNITY-WIDE SIDEWALK AND GARAGE SALE The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce is looking for garage sales and sidewalk sales to add to its list for the annual event on Saturday, Oct. 9. For more information, call 254-559-2301.

CREATION VS EVOLUTION PRESENTATION International speaker and author Jay Seegert will give a presentation, Creation vs Evolution, at the National Theatre, sponsored by St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the National Theater at 116 E. Walker St.


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