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Located on Dresden Main Street across from the post office, the building was destroyed by a devastating fire.
An excavator has been fired up at a downtown Dresden property that has housed many local gas station over the years. Street talk is working overtime with rumours that claim (among other things) that a new gas bar and convenience store is in the works, but the true use remains unknown. What businesses do you remember that operated from that location??? #oldtexacogsas

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Linda and I attended the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph in Dresden on Sunday. It was a chilly, windy day (been there in much worse weather) but my heart was warmed at the sight of so many people (my guess, 300 +) present for the service. As we stood there remembering the veterans who paid the ultimate price – sacrificing their lives – and those vets who returned but whose lives were forever changed by the atrocities of war, I couldn’t stop my mind from wandering back some odd 35 years ago. The services I thought about were in addition to the ones at the cenotaph. They were held at the High School auditorium. It was a time when the churches of the community came together in an act of solidarity to honour the veterans of our community. Perhaps you have heard the phrase that the young men and women joined the armed forces “to serve God and country.” There is no more honourable service than that! That is the reason that it was so important for the Christian community to come together as the Body of Christ to honour the vets in a community wide service. It is a shame that we cannot sacrifice one Sunday in November to close our churches to gather together in one place to worship God and to honour the veterans of our community who sacrificed so much. Because of their sacrifice, we have the freedoms that we have today.

Respectively submitted by

Tom DeBurger

THROWBACK THURSDAY presents a photo of the very first Dresden JR Kings Hockey Team. that was established, played and managed by this group of amazing athletes and community sports leaders. The hockey year was 1960-1961. The picture was supplied to me by lifelong Dresdenite Don Ellis who was part of Jr. Kings team and is in this photo. BACK ROW L-R, Vaughn (Tic) Hooper. Gary Ross, Dave Lindsay, Reg Higgs, Don Ellis, Robert Blackburn, Larry Ennett, Dennis Lindsay, Art Martin, Keith Babcock, Albert Plouffe. FRONT ROW L to R, Bill Edwards, Jim Peters, Jim Maynard, George (JR) Ellis, Del Gough, Ken Mathews, Pete Sisler. FRONT: Brian (Hammer Johnson). Special thanks to Don Ellis who made this photo available to me and also for naming the names of those shown here.