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Summertime Gardening Presentation Offered

By Lydia Holley

Henderson County Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) will host Stephen Gent on Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 p.m., at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens. Gent will present “The Do’s and Don’ts of Summertime Gardening.” This presentation is a part of HCMGA’s “Learn at the Library” series, a series of free gardening presentations open to the public.

Gent is the owner of McDade’s Nursery in Tool, Texas, located on the west side of Cedar Creek Lake. He grew up in England where he a developed a passion for plants and gardening. He has over 20 years of horticultural experience, including publisher for four trade magazines – Nursery Manager, Greenhouse Manager, Garden Centerand Garden Center Products and Supplies.

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Art on the Bricks Exhibition and Auction Saturday

Press Release

The public is invited to attend Art on the Bricks at The Texan this Saturday, June 16th, from 5 to 8 pm. This special event is a community-based fundraiser that’s sponsored and hosted by the City of Athens as a way to recognize and honor the historic presence of The Texan Theater and celebrate its revitalization, while simultaneously raising awareness for the fine arts of Athens.

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TVCC recognizes GED graduates

Pictured, from left, are TVCC GED Instructor and Excellence Award winner Jodie Weddle with Success Story students Juana Martinez and John Hodges; Andrew Hoffman receives the Presidential Scholarship from Dr. Jerry King.

Trinity Valley Community College’s Adult Education program recognized 24 GED graduates in ceremonies held Thursday, June 7 in the college auditorium. TVCC Vice President of Instruction Dr. Wendy Elmore welcomed the graduates, families and guests; Pastor Richard Dunn of the Kaufman Christian Help Center provided the invocation and benediction.

Adult Ed instructor Jodie Weddle gave the commencement address, urging graduates to “…think about your skills…what you can do. We can all make a positive difference, whether great or small. The key word here is positive.”

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Obituary: Carolyn Duncan

Carolyn Duncan was born in Hillsboro on September 13, 1935 to WT and Opal Bessire. She moved to Henderson County in the 1950’s. She married and had two children, Cindy Dell Riddlesperger and William Jackson Riddlesperger, Jr. She attended beauty school and worked as a beautician at Laneata’s Beauty Shop in Malakoff, Texas for 40-plus years. In 1977 she married Kelly Duncan, the love of her life. She enjoyed gardening, coon hunting, watching the Mavericks play basketball and the Texas Rangers baseball team. She had a vivacious personality and was loved by all. She loved being a mother and was available at a moment’s notice to help her children. She accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and encouraged her children to follow the Lord.

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