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AHS and AMS students enjoy perks of all A’s

By Toni Garrard Clay/AISD Communications Coordinator

One hundred and eleven students at Athens High School and Athens Middle School have made all A’s up through this point in the nearly completed school year. That’s a major accomplishment and one that members of the AMS PTO and Athens Academic Renaissance Organization (the parent group that serves the high school) wanted to recognize in a big way.

So AISD parent Michele Bomer, who has children at both campuses and is a member of both organizations, spearheaded the effort to recruit local sponsors and reward the students. Twenty-two local businesses and organizations committed funds to make it possible to send more than 60 high school students to Six Flags and more than 30 middle school students to a Ranger’s game last week. (Not all students who qualified attended.)

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Ruth Shelton speaks to Rootseekers

Pictured, from left, Ruth Shelton, Margaret Ann trail and Grace Donovan. (Courtesy photo)

Press release

At 90-plus years of age Ruth Shelton has not lost her inquisitive mind and she will not stop researching until she finds the answer to her question. We at Rootseekers call her the “Bulldog”. Her questions are like who wrote the “Pledge of Allegiance”? Congressional sessions open with the recital of the Pledge, as do many government meetings at local levels, and meetings held by many private organizations. It is also commonly recited at the beginning of every school day. She found that George Beall Balch born January 8, 1821 in Shelbyvill, Tennessee died April 18, 1908 in Raleigh, North Carolina wrote the Pledge in 1887. He was an admiral in the United States Navy and served during the Mexican-American War, Expedition to Japan, and American Civil War. He served from 1837 to 1883. He felt strongly that an expression of allegiance to the Flag of the United States should be expressed by those who fought so hard to uphold its laws.

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Obituary: Charles Morman

A memorial service for Charles Morman, 55, of Athens will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating.

Mr. Morman passed away May 15, 2017 in Tyler, Texas.

Charles Morman was born December 24, 1961 in Athens, Texas the son of Arlan Cone Morman and Katherine Shirey Morman. He was a mechanic and had a passion for Old Hot Rods and loved working on them. He also was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping, hunting and fishing. Papa was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all that knew him.

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Obituary: Cindy Bullock

Memorial services for Cindy Bullock, 60, of Malakoff are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church in Athens with Bro. Dale Perry officiating and will be under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bullock went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Dallas.

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TVCC donates supplies to CPS children

Pictured, from left, are Willow Springs Baptist Church Pastor Craig Locke, TVCC Terrell Phi Theta Kappa advisors Tyson Sizzirri and Amanda Leyva, and TVCC Terrell Provost Dr. Algia Allen. (Courtesy photo)

Press release

The faculty, staff and students of the Trinity Valley Community College Terrell campus led by Tyson Spizzirri and Amanda Leyva recently collected 25 bags of items to donate to local children who are placed in Child Protective Services. Tyson and Kristin Spizzirri adopted their son after he was placed in CPS and know first-hand the reality that these children face when they are removed from their home with only the clothes they are wearing and the items they grab to be taken to a new place.

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