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Posts published in “Day: October 31, 2019”

Highlands: Cyclist killed saving fiancée

Devin Custer and Stephanie Thompson

HIGHLANDS – Devin Custer and his fiancée Stephanie Thompson were on a bicycle ride last Monday night, Oct. 21 around 7 pm on Barbers Hill Road. This was their usual evening routine, on the same road.

In the darkness, a car approached behind them, and struck them, killing Custer. However, he sensed the oncoming vehicle and pushed Thompson aside, saving her life.

They were struck by a 2004 Cadillac Deville driven by Jason Stewart. To date, he has not been charged with any traffic violation, but it is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s office.

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Crosby Church: Extreme Machine Sunday

Crosby Church hosted their annual Extreme Machine Sunday with bog races, booths, bounce houses, and a fantastic car show. This year over 110 vehicles entered the car show making it one of the largest held in this area. The contest announcements drew an ever widening crowd of spectators and contestants. Crosby Volunteer Fire Department came out to demonstrate the jaws of life and to show the kids the big old red trucks. After services concluded Rev. Smith was everywhere on the campus welcoming guests and getting stand around-ers to participate in the events going on everywhere. This year from the television show Extreme Ninja Challenge a new competitive climbing apparatus was erected to keep the young and athletic busy.

Churches United benefitting local area

Pictured left to right are Shawn Nelson & Cory Nelson, owners of Big State Oilfield Services, Inc., and Skip Greenwade, Board President of Churches United in Caring (CUIC)

Big State Oilfield Services, Inc. recently held their first annual golf tournament and last Friday, met with representatives of Churches United in Caring (CUIC) to donate the proceeds of $3,000 to the non-profit Assistance Center in Crosby. The donation was received by Skip Greenwade, Board President of CUIC. Funds will be used for purchases of food and toys for the CUIC annual distribution to its clients.

Big State Oilfield Services, Inc. is located in Crosby and was established and is owned by the Nelson brothers, Shawn and Cory. Their kindness was in response to many whom they have known who have received help from CUIC in times of need or natural disaster. Churches United in Caring is a non-profit Thrift Shop and Assistance Center serving the Crosby, Huffman, and Barrett Station communities. Donations are accepted daily for sale at garage sale prices in the Thrift Shop at 944 Church Street. CUIC is operated by volunteers from area churches who also support the work of the Assistance Center, which has been in operation since 1983.

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Boo Bash brings Crosby together

Crosby Community Center held their annual Boo Bash Party last Saturday from Noon until 3:00 p.m. attracting a swarm of trick or treaters as well as locals ready to participate in community based activities. The lavish Halloween decorations and colorful decorations made a festive event and the food was very reasonable. Volunteers welcomed visitors and directed others to the varied attractions available to viewing and classes available to enlisted.

Fall Festival attracts crowds to Methodist

The Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Crosby United Methodist Church was attractive for everyone. At left, Don Cox prepares the popcorn. In the background, Rev. Jamie Lea sings a lovely blues note as families visit booths and bounce houses for fun and entertainment.