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Sarah Maples DAR welcomes new members

Photo, from left, Regent Susan Martz-Cothran, State Regent Judy Callaway Ostler, Brenda Price and Shadley Wiegmar. (Courtesy photo)

Photo, from left, Regent Susan Martz-Cothran, State Regent Judy Callaway Ostler, Brenda Price and Shadley Wiegmar. (Courtesy photo)

DAR press release

Sarah Maples Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Regent Susan Cothran and State Regent Judy Callaway did the swearing in of new DAR members Brenda Price and Shadley Wiegman on September 21.

Brenda Price has been married to Bill Price for 53 years and has six children, 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They are a loving and patriotic family, enjoying their grands, into all kinds of sports and fellowship. They moved to the Lake area in 1993. They joined the First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City where Bill is an associate Pastor and Brenda began chasing her ancestors.

Shadley worked in Oklahoma City, Salina, Kansas, and in Amarillo, Texas where she met and married her husband Glenn. They are the parents of two sons one who lives in Portland, Ore. and one in Tampa, Fla. Shadley worked as a public health nurse and with her husband they owned a Christian gift/bookstore. Shadley became interested in her family tree and it sparked a desire to become a DAR member

HCRSPA meet

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The Henderson County Retired School Personnel Association (HCRSPA) had its first meeting for the 2016-2017 year. After a pot-luck luncheon District VII President Linda Metteaurer talked to the group about Texas Retired Teacher’s Association’s (TRTA) coming year. HCRSPA meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May at the First United Methodist Church of Athens. Fellowship begins at 1:30 p.m. and the meetings begin at 2 p.m. All are welcome to come. (Courtesy photo)

AHS culinary arts students work fundraiser

Heriberto Campa, Susana Romero, De'avion White, Rori Flowers, Kelly Rodriguez, Irais Hernandez-Morales

Heriberto Campa, Susana Romero, De’avion White, Rori Flowers, Kelly Rodriguez, Irais Hernandez-Morales

Athens High School culinary arts students assisted respected area chefs Saturday in preparation for a fundraiser at UT Tyler to benefit Therapet. “It was all amazing food, and the students did a great job,” said Culinary Arts Instructor Amy Fonseca. Pictured, from left, are student Heriberto Campa, Susana Romero, De’avion White, Rori Flowers, Kelly Rodriguez and Irais Hernandez-Morales. (Courtesy photo)

Fall CNA course scheduled

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By Mark Meredith/TVCC Public Information

Certified Nurse Aides are in high demand, and for those interested in beginning a medical career, CNA training is a great way to jump start your career. Trinity Valley Community College Continuing and Workforce Education department announces a fall CNA course to be held on the Athens campus, beginning with orientation on October 20. Those who pass the course are eligible to participate in the state of Texas Certification exam.

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FBI investigates report of ‘potentially hazardous materials’ in Athens

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(UPDATES with FBI statement, general edits — 6:15 p.m.)

By Michael V. Hannigan/HCNow

The Athens Police Department confirmed the presence of FBI agents in hazmat suits in the 200 block of Guadalupe Street in Bel Air Saturday afternoon.

APD released the following statement: “On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Athens Police Department received information about a matter that fell within the operational scope of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The following day, the information was provided to the FBI field office in Tyler which initiated an investigation. The Athens Police Department is assisting with the investigation in an ancillary role.”

FBI officials said there is no threat to public safety.

Thomas M. Class, Sr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Dallas Field Office, said, “The Dallas FBI received a report of potentially hazardous materials at a residence in the 200 block of Guadalupe Street in Athens, Texas. FBI personnel are lawfully present at the residence conducting law enforcement activity in support of the ongoing investigation. At this time, the FBI has deemed there is no threat to public safety, but is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of law enforcement personnel involved.”

No other information has been released at this time in this continuing investigation.

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