The Athens Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake held a joint meeting on Thursday at Athens Country Club.
Pam Burton, president and 19-year member of the Athens Rotary Club, introduced Cedar Creek Lake RotaryClub President Kathi Nailling and other members of the lake area Rotary Club.
Dr. Phil Bandel, Rotary District 5830's District Governor, was the guest speaker. Dr. Bandel, a dermatologist, is a member of the Rotary Club in Paris, Texas. Bandel has been an active member of Rotary for more than 30 years.
Bandel updated both clubs on upcoming District 5830 Rotary events. He said the Rotary District Conference will be held in Texarkana in April. Bandel also talked about Rotary's effort to eradicate polio worldwide.
“Two years ago there were 600 cases of polio throughout the world,” Bandel said. “So far this year 10 cases have been reported.”
Until the Rotary International took on the goal to eradicate polio, more than 1,000 people were dying each day from the disease. Rotary International has raised more than $240 million in its efforts to stop the disease.
Both the Athens Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake contribute to their respective communities by providing college scholarships, supporting local libraries and food pantries, as well as many other organizations in the Henderson County area.
Athens Rotary Club meets on Thursdays at noon at the Athens Country Club. Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake meets on Fridays at noon at Vetoni's Restaurant in Gun Barrel City.
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The minimum standard for living
The average minimum wage worker renting a living space in Henderson County will spend more than 30 percent of their monthly income on their home.
The National Low-Income Housing Coalition reports Henderson County renters would have to work 85 hours at minimum wage for a two bedroom apartment. Of the six counties in the 5th Congressional District, Henderson ranks second, behind Dallas, for the most hours required.
Chandler, BMC to settle contract
Since the beginning of the year, Chandler city officials and leaders of the Brownsboro-Murchison-Chandler Youth Foundation have worked to finalize an agreement on use of the facilities at Winchester Park.
County preparing to address roads
With hundreds of miles of pavement to deal with, three Henderson County Road and Bridge Precincts may soon be getting a tool to help them keep track of the tasks involved.
The Henderson County Information Technology Committee discussed on Wednesday whether to acquire Precinct Tracker software and will present its findings to Commissioners Court.
The students have spoken, Brownsboro ISD considering adding a soccer program.
Superintendent Dr. Chris Moran is scheduled to updated the school board on the progress of the program during the meeting on Monday, March 17.
A by-precinct breakdown of Henderson County’s vote on Tuesday shows pockets of support for candidates who came up short in the vote totals.
The 27 boxes in the county delivered 9,908 votes, of which more than half, 5,219, were cast during early balloting. There were 8,869 in the more hotly-contested Republican races and 1,039 Democratic votes.
Missing no more
The Henderson County Sheriff’s Department reports the recovery of a boat and a tractor among the $40,000 in stolen property located over the past week.
A true country caterer
It’s not every restaurant that you visit, that while you are eating, you are watching the RFD-TV channel known as “Rural America’s Most Important Network.” The huge wall screen keeps eyes going back and forth from where they are cutting their pork chops, to current information about the profit that can be realized from soy-bean growth on that day.
CASA receives $5,000 from Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric believes in supporting non-profit organizations in the communities where they work and live.
Recently, Steve Ramsey, Location Manager, from Schneider Electric presented a check to CASA’s Resource Development Officer Elvis Allen, as a sponsor of CASA’s annual 5K Race and fundraiser for the upcoming 2014 event.
Athens Triathlon this weekend
The Athens Triathlon returns for the 29th time on Saturday with hundreds of contestants competing in the three legs of the annual challenge.
The registration deadline has been extended to Friday. The fee for individuals is $80 and $160 for teams. Contestants will get a distinctive Tek T T-shirt. Online registration is available at www.active.com. The events starts at 9 a.m., Saturday.
Texas Independence Week proclamation
Athens Mayor Jerry Don Vaught presents a proclamation from the City declaring March 2 through March 8 as Texas Independence Week. Vaught is joined by Sons of the Republic of Texas James George Chapter President Clayton Starr and SRT member Dr. Charles Luna.
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