Thursday, March 28
• CCL 49er’s Senior Citizens Club will host an Easter dance and every Thursday night from 7–9:30 p.m. dancing to classic Western Music will be played by Chuck and the 49er’s band. Atmosphere is very friendly. No alcohol or smoking. Cost is $6 at the door. New addition, C/W dance lessons from 6–7 p.m Thursdays. You’ll find us in Seven Points, off Hwy. 334, 2 blocks south on Arnold Hills Road. You may phone or fax us at 903-432-3552.
• Starting today and every Thursday at 9 a.m. a Line Dance class will be held at the Henderson County Senior Citizen Building, 3344 Hwy 31 East, Athens. Whether you would like to learn or you like to dance come out and join the group. It is a great form of exercise and a wonderful opportunity to meet new people. Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers and bring a water bottle. Cost is $5. For information please call 903-670-3324.
• The Henderson County Beef Cattle Committee will present its annual Cattlemen’s Cow Calf Clinic at 3 p.m. at the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex. Cost of the event is $15, which includes a catered BBQ dinner and 1.5 CEUs which will be available for producers with pesticide applicator’s licenses.
• Trinity Valley Community College will host a financial aid workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will take place inside the Student Success Center, which is located on the third floor of the Baugh Technology Center on the Athens campus. Staff from the college's financial aid department will be available to answer questions about financial aid and assist in filling out the 2013-14 FAFSA application. Those who attend should bring their 2012 tax return (students who are dependents should also bring their parents tax return). For more information about the workshop, contact the TVCC Financial Aid Office at 903-675-6233.
• Members of Athens First United Methodist Church will present a Living Last Supper at 7 p.m. in the Church Activities Building. Those attending will sit in groups at tables, and take turns serving each other the Lord's supper.
Friday, March 29
• A Good Friday program will be conducted at the Church of the Living God on U.S. Highway 175 in Athens at 7 p.m. It will be given by the Hospitality. It will be an everlasting event in your life. All are welcome.
Saturday, March 30
• A giant flea market will be staged at 7 a.m. at 910 Needmore St. in Athens. Rental spaces are $25. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund. For more information about this event sponsored by the Fisher High Alumni Association, contact Barbara Handy at 903-880-7475 or Jimmie Johnson at 903-681-7574.
Sunday, March 31
• Community Easter Cantata will be staged at sunrise, 7 a.m. at Stone Oak Ranch in Murchison. The 30-minute Easter celebration presents “Rise Again” by First Baptist Church and First United Baptist Church of Murchison. Everyone is welcome to share the resurrection morning in the outdoors (inside if inclement weather). Directions: From State Highway 31 in Murchison, go north from the Post Office on North Front Street, turn right on CR 3807/Bankhead Street, go around the bend and Stone Oak Ranch on the right. For additional information, call 903-714-2747 or 903-469-3885.
Monday, April 1
• Henderson County Senior Citizens will sponsor a country western dance at the Senior Citizens Center on State Highway 31 East in Athens from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Music will be provided by the Hwy. 31 Band.
Friday, April 5
•The Cedar Creek Lake Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Lowe's Home Center, 201 West Main Street, Gun Barrel City. The program, "Growing with Succulents," will be presented in the Garden Center by Lowe's staff. Individuals interested in making new friends and learning about succulents are cordially invited to attend. Please contact Gail Haynes at 903-498-6544 for additional details.
Thursday, March 28
- Local News
Emotional response given to Victoria's death
The tragic news of 4-year-old Victoria Wyatt’s violent death set off an emotional response on Monday, with words of consolation for the child’s family and anger at the girl’s mother who admitted to taking her life. But mostly sorrow at the loss of one so young.
AISD readies for annual backpack distribution
Athens Independent School District and the Help Center are teaming up once again to provide backpacks and supplies to students in need.
The annual Back-to-School Bash is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Athens High School gym during the family fun day.
Open house at Grace House transition location
Grace House of Cedar Creek Lake, a faith-based transitional home for women, held an open house on Monday evening. The facility for women is 6,000 square feet on 13 acres in Tool.
Grace House includes a kitchen and a classroom equipped with computers for training and practice, as well as dorm-type rooms for the residents.
MISD approves re-election order
The Malakoff Independent School Board of Trustees approved their order of elections on Monday, as all five members are up for re-election on Nov. 4.
President Jason Dalrymple, Vice President Gary Woolverton, Secretary Daymon Sims and Rick Vieregge (appointed to fill Todd LaRue's seat) are the four spots up for the 4-year terms. LaRue resigned from the board on June 16.
Tim Mattingly, who was appointed in February, is up for election to fill the remaining two years of that term.
BISD tax rate, meal prices remain same
The tax rate for Brownsboro Independent School District is expected to remain the same for the 2014-15 school year following Monday's school board meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Chris Moran recommended the rate of $1.46 per $100 evaluation remain in place, despite a slight increase in the preliminary budget.
The maintenance and operations rate will remain at $1.17, while the interest and sinking rate remains 29 cents.
County names those to fill unexpired terms
The Henderson County Commissioners Court named individuals to fill unexpired terms on two boards during a brief meeting on Tuesday.
The court confirmed Gregorio Galvan as a new member of the Henderson County Library Advisory Board. Galvan, the owner and operator of Papa Tilo’s restaurant, will serve the remainder of the term vacated by Gloria Glaspy.
Howard named top assistant in Region 7
The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the 20 regional education service centers in the state each year.
School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions, and then applications from these recipients are reviewed by the TASSP Principal Image Committee who selects the finalists.
Knife-wielding man arrested
The Athens Police Department arrested a 34-year-old man who allegedly entered an apartment early Saturday and injured another man using a pocket knife.
Henderson County Rural Resource Fair
When you find yourself in need of help, it's important to know where to go. The need to know is what drew a crowd to the Trinidad ISD cafeteria Monday morning.
Approximately 30 non-profit vendors were on hand for the first Rural Resource Fair. The vendors were there to provide information to the public about available resources in Henderson County.
Eight ladies are in Garland to teach the word of Christ to the area’s Arabic-speaking population.
Makaye Key of Eustace is part of a group of ladies known as the G.M.A.’s or Girls Missionary Auxilary.
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