Around the Town: Big sale doesn’t stop visit to the art show

Loretta (center) gets hugs from her artist besties, Celene Terry and Cristi Barrett at the Star Harbor Water Color Society Sale. (Courtesy photo)

By Loretta Humble/Around the Town

This is going to be short. The main thing I thought of last week was that sale. The sale I shamelessly used my last column to advertise in order to raise a lot of money so we can send two granddaughters to Ireland in May. I have pushed you and my publishers to the limit on that subject, so even though that is still mostly what I’m thinking about, I had better find something else to talk about.

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Hail to the champions: TVCC locks up conference race

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

It was a Trinity Valley kind of Wednesday night.

Overcoming a slow start, the sixth-ranked Cardinals came back in the second half to score a 79-70 win against Navarro in Corsicana. Then, word came from Carthage of Panola’s 88-75 upset of 14th-ranked Tyler, giving the Cardinals a three-game lead in the conference race with two games remaining.

Translated: The Cardinals are the Region XIV Conference champions and will be the No. 1 seed at the regional tournament March 6-10 in Jacksonville.

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Obituary: Willie Fern Jones

Willie Fern Jones of Murchison was born January 28, 1921 to Pickney Love Fowler and Bertha Jewell Brown. She passed away February 21, 2018 in Athens, TX.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband Dale Jones, her parents, and five brothers and one sister. She is survived by her sons: Fowler Arthur Jones and wife Sally, and Allen Jones and wife Kris; sisters; Bertha Hatton and Betty Sue Davis; grandchildren: Tammy Shook and husband Lyndon, Artie Jones and wife Michelle, Dale Ann Mizell and husband Dave, and Bryan Seale. She is also survived by numerous great and great-great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

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Rotary Club donates $15,000 to TVCC

TVCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement/TVCC Foundation Executive Director Dr. Kristen O. Bennett and TVCC President Dr. Jerry King accept the big check from Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club President Bill Burnett. (Courtesy photo)

Press release

The Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club donated $15,000 to the Trinity Valley Community College Foundation Friday, February 16 to establish a new scholarship fund for Kemp, Mabank, Eustace and Malakoff high school graduates to attend TVCC.

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