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Eustace FFA competes in area events
The Eustace FFA Chapter competed at Area VIII Leadership and Development Events in Robinson, near Waco, on Nov. 23.
Seven out of the 10 students that competed at their Sandyland District’s LDE contests advanced to the Area contest.
Students from the Athens Independent School District were treated to an early Christmas on Monday.
The Athens ISD Life Skill class kicked off the Mostyn Moreno Foundation 2013 Christmas Lights Program with 57 children being treated to a shopping spree at Walmart. Each student had $50 to spend on anything they wanted.
The University Interscholastic League released the conference cutoff numbers Monday for the 2014-16 reclassification and realignment.
In previous years, the UIL conference cutoff numbers were not available until the realignment was released in early February.
‘Christmas in Goshen’ recalls area’s history
One of the prettiest spots in Henderson County will be the site for holiday decorations this weekend as Purtis Creek State Park presents Christmas in Goshen.
Park host Margaret Antonisse said this is the second year for “Christmas in Goshen,” a name that recalls the area’s past.
Ashley to speak at Henderson County Literary Club
The Henderson County Library Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall on Dec. 3. Nancy Ashley will present Christmas with the First Ladies by Colleen Christian Burke.
Ashley was born and reared in Granada, Mississippi, the only daughter among four brothers. She earned her B.A. degree at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS and her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Vanderbilt University and taught ninth grade English until her daughters were born.
For 32 years she served as a popular leader of Bible studies, church organizations and world mission trips. She is very active in many civic organizations. She is married to Bill, now a retired international pilot and Check Airman for American Airlines.
She enjoys water aerobics, bridge, reading and visiting the grandchildren. She has a special interest in writers and artists from the South and Mississippi region. Come and enjoy refreshments, music and an entertaining review.
Guests are welcome.
Owners of El San Luis Mexican Cafe wasted no time in securing a new location for the popular mexican restaurant.
The restaurant that was lost to a fire just over a week ago will move to 205 E. Murchison St. across from the Henderson County Justice Center. The shopping center is the previous location for Ochoa's Mexican Restaurant.
Ochoa's relocated to a location on Highway 175.
Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Henderson County Performing Arts Center with co-producer, Hydraulic Power Services, announces the 21th anniversary family holiday classic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
The production highlights actors from the YES! Company - Youth Actors on Stage.
The cast of 38 in this production includes actors ages 5 to 14.
Happily ever after
It’s rare these days to see a marriage that lasts. It’s estimated that 1-in-every-3 marriages in the United States will end in divorce, usually within the first five years. So when you hear of couples that have been married for 40, 50, and even 60 years it’s a rarity.
That’s the case with Judge Jack Holland and his wife, Jean. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on the 26th of November.
Both from Athens, Jack and Jean met, like so many other young loves, in their school days.
“I didn’t really hang out with him much when we were younger, but we went out on our first date in our senior year,” recalls Jean. “And since none of us kids had much money, dates consisted of driving around the square about 18 times and then going out to West Court’s Cafe for a Coke.”
Pavilion moves forward
The city of Chandler takes a lot of pride in its city parks, especially Winchester Park.
In an effort to provide more services to a wide array of people, city officials have improved several areas of the park over the last two years.
Another improvement took a major step forward as the Chandler Economic Development Corporation held a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 26 to discuss an allocation of $125,000 to build a pavilion at the park.
“This is a project we have had on our minds for a good while,” EDC Executive Director Jim Moffeit said.
Malakoff ISD will host a community wide send off for the Tiger football team today from 1:30-to-1:45 p.m. at the high school gym.
Senior lineman Thomas Acol-Kekauoha and the Tigers (11-1) will take on the New Boston Lions (11-1) at 7:30 p.m. in Longview at Lobos Stadium.
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