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Douglas Oral History Project works to preserve residents' stories

When you take away all of your earthly possessions, what remains? Your story and the stories of your ancestors who came before you.

“That’s what I love about the Douglas Oral History Project: it connects people with their memories and with the way life was,” said Dr. Cecelia “Ceci” Lewis, co-founder of the Douglas Oral History Project with Dr. Beth Henson and Ginny Jordan.

The Douglas Oral History Project aims to keep those stories from being forgotten by capturing the history of residents and their ancestors of how they contributed to the area in the early 20th century.

Currently, the Douglas Oral History Project, a nonprofit, shares stories through its Facebook page of the same name, which has nearly 500 followers since its creation on Dec. 30.

To see our full coverage of the organization, check out our article HERE, and our podcast feature on this story on the Daily Chirp HERE

Some key takeaways from last week's Douglas City Council regular and special meetings

  • Douglas City Council voted during last Wednesday’s meeting and in a special meeting on July 16 to approve the second reading regarding the purchase of the Rivera Building, located at 357 E. 10th St., to Harrell Cooley LLC for $65,000.
  • Douglas City Clerk Alma Andrade said that according to the city charter, the ordinance for the property sale requires three readings to be approved before the council can finalize the sale.
  • Andrade said that the council will have their third reading on the sale of the Rivera Building in August.
  • The Douglas All Stars, including divisions 9 & 10 and 11 & 12, were honored during last Wednesday’s meeting.
  • The council also approved the final budget for fiscal year 2021/2022 on the special meeting on July 16, totaling at $48,626,891.

Want more information? Check out our full coverage of the meeting HERE.

An estimated 400 boys and girls showed up Saturday for the community Easter egg hunt. Story below....