Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Volume XV, Issue No. 13

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Fort Sill soldiers enjoy fishing, downtime

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

Reconnecting, unwinding, healing, making new friends and relaxing in a quiet and peaceful setting are some of the reasons six wounded U.S. Army soldiers gave for attending a three-day outing honoring them at Kenneth (K.D.) Bryant’s Fishing Camp on Lake Fork last Saturday, July 26, funded by sponsors of organizer Bill Costin’s HuntBuds.com website.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Filing now open for Point City Council election

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Four seats on the Point City Council are up for election on November 4. Packets are now available for individuals interested in seeking office.

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County 2014-15 budget takes hit in mineral valuation

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

A 14-million-dollar loss in mineral valuation in Rains County has County Judge Wayne Wolfe and the commissioners struggling to balance the FY 2014-2015 budget.

County Auditor Kristi Ratliff is working with Judge Wolfe on the proposed budget.
An increase in property valuation will partially offset the $14M loss, according to certified tax roll figures released by Chief Appraiser Carrol Houllis on Thursday, July 24. The net loss in valuation to the county is estimated at $11.6M.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.