Sports Notes: Lady Cards ready to go in Utah

Lady Cards softball

The Lady Cardinals are in St. George, Utah, waiting for the start of the 2013 NJCAA National Softball Tournament. The 16-team, double-elimination event begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday.

Seedings and pairings for the tournament were announced Sunday. Coach Ashley Johnston’s squad (33-25), at the tournament for the first time in school history, drew the No. 13 seed. They will play fourth-seeded Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (42-9) at 5 p.m. (CDT) Wednesday.

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KAB Anniversary: The Margaret Myers Award winners

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By Michael V. Hannigan

Don’t forget that Keep Athens Beautiful will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this week.

KAB will be hosting a banquet dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the Athens Country Club in celebration. In addition to the anniversary hoopla, KAB will also be giving out its annual awards, like the Margaret Myers Award to the top volunteer.

In the photo are Felcia Cain (left), who was the first executive director, and Margaret Myers.

So here is a list of the Margaret Myers Award winners, the award given to the top volunteer since 1996: Camille Threadgill, Bob McDonald, Kandas Babb, Darwin Winfield, Doug Tanner/Maury Ward, Larry Babb, Barbara Dale, Peggy Rhodes, Bill Jones, Karen Jones, Linda Kenneaster, Jennifer Hannigan, Tere Lawyer, Mary Waddell, and Stephanie Perryman.

Don’t miss out on this great celebration. Call Executive Director Carol Morton for tickets at 903-675-7961.

Election Results, May 11

Voters went to the polls in Henderson County in a number of places today … here are unofficial results:

— Incumbents were return in the Athens ISD school board election.
Place 5
Raymond Williams 524
Vance Vaughn 369
Blu Nicholson 326

Place 6
MaryAnn Tyner 402
David Freeman 644
Niki Killingsworth 154 (I misposted this result earlier .. was 89 in early voting)

Place 7
Bob Spears 814
Jacqueline Solomon 389

— Voters in Murchison voted down the liquor proposition, 69-51.

— The Eustace City Council election (the top 2 win).
Chris Wood 41
Randy Johnson 30
H.A. Graves 22

Alicia Sanders was unopposed for Mayor.

— Emergency Services District 8 (Murchison) failed. Voters said no, 95-53.

— Emergency Services District 6 (Westside) passed. Voters said yes, 59-12.

Area students celebrate at Whatz-Up

Kids Are Heroes Day

Fourth graders from Malakoff, Eustace and LaPoynor enjoyed an outing to Whatz-Up Family Fun Park in Seven Points today as part of the Child Abuse Awareness Month activities. The students participated in a poster contest. School from throughout the county were involved in the contest and invited to the event, but not all districts were able to attend today.

Winners include (1st, 2nd and 3rd place):

Athens: Madison Westover, Halie Campbell, Aa’Miyah Washington

Brownsboro: Caden Potts, Maddi Baker

Chandler: Zachary Barnes, George Bringham, Jon Richardson

Cross Roads: Bethany McSperitt, Griffin Cook, Micah Peeples

Eustace: Chris Thomas, Joey Staggs, Kelsey Perry

Lakeview Elementary: Chris Thomas, Zoe Reiter, Chloe Park

LaPoynor: Macy Hallman, Ally Ruiz, Savannah Canady

Malakoff: Haydin Thomas, Daniel Cardenas, D’lyvion Dowell

Murchison: Loren Savis, Briar Leonard, Sara Applegate

Southside Elementary: Mary Elliott, Trinity Langford, Jasmine Turner

Trinidad: Samaria Cofer, Bailey Rogers, Dakota Young

Obituary: Harold Eugene Parks

Harold Eugene Parks
Harold Eugene Parks

Harold Eugene Parks of Trinidad passed away at the age of 74 in Trinidad.

Harold was born on Aug. 28,1938 in Trinidad to Johnny Simpson and Mozelle Parks.

He is survived by his son, Johnny and wife Lara Parks; daughter, Julie Parks Cantrell and husband David; sisters, Judy and husband Dutter Rogers, Janice and husband Donny Rogers; sister-in-law, Rosa Parks; grandchildren, Candice Williams, Brooke and Bailey Parks, Autumn Ellman, Stacy Barber, David Cantrell Jr., Dustin Cantrell, Robin Cantrell, Amber Stoher, Chase March Banks; numerous great-grandchildren.

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