Petrolia, Henrietta voluneer fire departments accept donations

Donation to PVFD

Magellan Midstream Partners, LP, recently awarded the Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department with a $1,000 donation. PVFD was selected from departments with a Magellan pipeline in their jurisdiction. Local Magellan representative Lee Hughes and Aledo area representative … [Read more...]

Edwards Public Library rewards youth for summer reading

The Edwards Public Library celebrated the end of 2014 Texas Summer Reading Club “Fizz, Boom, Read” with a Certificate Party at the Holman Center on Wednesday, July 16. Fifty reading program participants attended the celebration. Clay County Judge Kenneth Liggett and … [Read more...]

Volunteer firefighters honor fallen soldier, son of Jolly VFD member

Petrolia Volunteer Firefighters Tilly Fox, Tony Fox and Rob Johnson salute from above the Spur 510 overpass in Henrietta Friday as a Hurst carrying 1st Sgt. Russell McIlroy passes.

Clay County’s volunteer firefighters honored the son of one of their own Friday, a Bronze Star recipient who served in Afghanistan. First Sgt. Russell Eugene McIlroy, 53, died July 8 in Clarksville, Tenn. He is the son of Gene McIlroy, a member of the Jolly volunteer … [Read more...]

Library adds selections to collections

Edward’s Public Library, a service to all residents of Clay County, has added a number of new titles to its collections. The library is located at 210 W. Gilbert St., Henrietta. Adult Books Nine Lives to Die by Rita Mae Brown The American Mission by Matthew … [Read more...]

Local organizations plan Independence Day fireworks fundraisers

The event saw a large turnout. All were ready to celebrate Independence Day.

Two Clay County organizations will host Independence Day activities beginning Thursday, July 3 and Friday, July 4. The Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department will host the third annual Fireworks in the Park from noon until 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 and from noon until … [Read more...]

NWTF sends erroneous banquet invitations in mailing mixup

Due to a mixup at the National Wild Turkey Federation headquarters in Edgefield, S.C., members of the Clay County chapter have received invitations to the annual Hunting Heritage Banquet eight months early. The invitations state that the banquet will be held August … [Read more...]

Edwards Public Library announces new titles

Edward’s Public Library, a service to all residents of Clay County, has added a number of new titles to its collections. The library is located at 210 W. Gilbert St., Henrietta. Adult Books Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins The … [Read more...]

Library to show children’s movies in June and July

Edwards Public Library will host "Movies at the Library" on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in June and July, beginning June 10. The schedule is as follows: June 10 — Frozen, rated PG, 108 minutes June 17 — Pirate Fairy, not rated, 80 minutes June 24 — Jungle Book, rated … [Read more...]

Edwards Public Library summer reading program gets underway

Readers of all ages will explore and experiment the wonders of reading as the Edwards Public Library of Henrietta presents “Fizz, Boom, Read!” during the summer library program. Activities will include programs on animal adaptions, exploring African drums, mixing paint … [Read more...]

Bucky Boyd VFW post honors servicemen with Memorial Day ceremony

Officers of Bucky Boyd 5401 of the VFW perform the Veterans' Day ceremony to honor Clay County's servicemen who died while fighting in conflicts around the world.

Bucky Boyd Post 5401 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Clay County War Memorial, located on the northwest corner of the courthouse lawn, Monday morning. The ceremony is held each year to honor those who died while serving in … [Read more...]