J.D. Gulley was born on September 14, 1936 in Rosston, Arkansas to the late DeWillie Gulley and Ruby Clark-Gulley.
He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of First Baptist Church of Salado.
In 1954, J.D. enlisted with the United States Army. He retired in 1987 after 32.5 years of service with the advanced rank of Sergeant Major (SGM). A Vietnam Veteran, Gulley received two Bronze Stars between 1970 -1971.
J.D. had a great love for his family! As he traveled the country, he made it a point to visit as many of them as possible. He was a fisherman and an avid fan of soul music. He enjoyed Sunday church services and gospel music.
He was an excellent cook; a man with a skilled palate. J.D. spent the last 21 years of his life in Salado, Texas. He was the personal architect of his own home and all the fixed improvements on his land. On October 31st, J.D. succumbed to the long-fought battle against his illnesses. He leaves to cherish many loving memories: his loving daughter Myra Jackson and five living siblings.
Funeral arrangements will be held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 920 14th St. Plano, TX 75074. Repast will be held at the church immediately following service. Burial will be at the Dallas National Cemetery, promptly at 2:15pm with military funeral honors. The Dallas National Cemetery is located at 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211.
Bell County Public Health District has confirmed a travel-related case of Zika virus in Bell County. The male traveler was infected with the virus while in a known Zika region outside of the United States. There is no evidence of local transmissions. This is the first confirmed case in Bell County, and the 60th case of travel-associated Zika in Texas. All cases reported, including this case, were acquired internationally.
While there is currently no reason to believe any mosquitoes are affected, the Bell County epidemiologist and preparedness team is conducting mosquito surveillance and providing public health education information. Those planning travel to regions where Zika is active should watch for symptoms associated with
-borne diseases, and seek medical attention should they experience symptoms.
The most common symptoms of Zika virus are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease is uncommon. Zika virus has been linked to birth defects and neurological symptoms. Individuals with symptoms should see a healthcare provider if they visited an area where Zika virus is present or had sexual contact with a person who traveled to an area where Zika virus is present. While sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible, it is primarily transmitted to people by the Aedes species mosquitoes.
Residents should continue to take proper precautions to reduce their risk of acquiring Zika virus while traveling, and to observe the same precautions while home:
•Drain standing water around their homes to reduce mosquito breeding grounds. Consider use of BTI briquettes (or mosquito dunks) in water that cannot be drained, such as small ponds and drinking troughs.
•Be aware of mosquitoes during times that they are active, Dawn, Daytime, Dusk and evening hours.
•Apply an insect repellent that contains DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) to exposed skin and to clothing when outdoors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommends Picaridin (KBR 3023).
•Dress in pants and long sleeves when outside and/or wear permethrin-treated clothing.
Please visit the Bell County Public Health District website www.bellcountyhealth.org for more information.
James Construction Group will close NORTHBOUND I35 MAIN LANES at 7 p.m. tonight thru 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. The April 26 closure will affect the right northbound lane from Salado Plaza Drive to just north of the 2484 bridge to facilitate single slope barrier and attenuator replacement.
The closure is not expected to affect the Southbound lanes or the frontage roads, but will require the closure of a ramp in the affected area.
Friday August 14 I-35 will have a Slow Lane closure on the South Bound Main Lanes South of the Amity Overpass to FM 2484. The closure will begin at 12AM and will be open by 7AM. Southbound traffic will be restricted to the fast lane from Amity Road to FM2484. [Read more…]
Meeting on June 28 will address future of 100 year old building
By Stephanie Hood
A renewed effort to preserve the Willingham Spring Baptist Church and School is underway and interested community members are invited to tour the site and discuss the future of the 100 year old building. A meeting of descendants and preservationists will be held 2 p.m. on June 28 at the Willingham Spring Baptist Church on FM 2843.