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
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Rodeo time in Athens
It's rodeo time in Athens as the 29th annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Stampede Rodeo is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 25-26.
Malakoff ISD adding school bus
The Malakoff Independent School District approved the purchase of a new bus during Monday's school board meeting.
By unanimous decision, the board approved the purchase of a bus for $94,199, with funds from the Henderson County Shared Services Agreement.
The Cedar Creek Lake Veterans Foundation is gearing up for this year's air show — Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake. This is the 11th annual event to be held on Saturday, July 5 at Cedar Creek Lake.
The event will start with a benefit golf tournament on Monday, May 12 at Pinnacle Golf Club.
Hensarling addresses residents’ concerns
U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling was in Athens Tuesday for a town hall meeting to update the citizens of Henderson County on his continued efforts to hold Washington accountable to the American people.
Held at the Henderson County Senior Citizens Center, more than 50 people attended with a plethora of questions for the congressman.
County commissioners openly appreciated
The Henderson County Commissioners Court moved quickly through a routine agenda on Tuesday.
First item of business not on the agenda, was for the Commissioners to accept a “Thank You” plaque for their donation to the 2014 Henderson County Livestock Show.
The five commissioners each donated $500 of their personal money towards the gate fees for the show.
Black Beauty Ranch holds educational spring open house
Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch and Doris Day Equine Center hosted their Spring Open House on April 12 and April 19. Located in Murchison, these entities are both non-profit organizations that specialize in rescue, adoption and providing sanctuary to the unadoptable.
Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Jeremiah Roberts portrays Jesus Christ as he carries a cross down Mill Run Road enroute to the Henderson County Square, to re-enact Christ’s resurrection. Hitting him with instruments to illustrate the inhumanity of the day were Tramaine Jordan and C.J. Douglas. Also helping in the effort were Joyce Coleman, Amanda Jordan and a child, Rychis Douglas. All are members of Petersburg Baptist Church.
In the voter’s hands
Elections have come and gone for years without the Athens Municipal Water Authority getting much attention. But this year, the fate of the entity is in the balance.
CCL Rotary offers non-profit grants
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake offers a wide variety of grants to local non-profit organizations in Henderson County and Kaufman County.
Man arrested near GBC for resisting
The Henderson County Sheriff's Department responded to a disturbance involving an assault on Friday, April 18 at about 4:38 a.m. The assault occurred in the 100 block of Wedgewood Loop in the Oak Harbor Subdivision near Gun Barrel City.
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