Coaches Playday results

Former Trinity Valley Community College head football coach Jim Owens (left) was presented the 2013 C.O. Phillips Memorial Award Friday, June 7, at the 26th Annual Coaches Playday at Twin Lakes Golf Course. The award is presented each year in memory of former Malakoff Junior High School coach C.O. Phillips, who was an avid golfer and a great ambassador for the game. He died in the summer of 2000. Making the presentation is Benny Rogers, the sports information officer at TVCC, which hosts the tournament each year along with the Athens Daily Review. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Former Trinity Valley Community College head football coach Jim Owens (left) was presented the 2013 C.O. Phillips Memorial Award Friday, June 7, at the 26th Annual Coaches Playday at Twin Lakes Golf Course. The award is presented each year in memory of former Malakoff Junior High School coach C.O. Phillips, who was an avid golfer and a great ambassador for the game. He died in the summer of 2000. Making the presentation is Benny Rogers, the sports information officer at TVCC, which hosts the tournament each year along with the Athens Daily Review. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Here are the results from the 26th Annual Coaches Playday held Friday afternoon at Twin Lakes Golf Course:

Chris Powers-Cody Taylor-Will Reed-Blake Bryan-Jeff Weinstein 30-32–62 (-10)
Tracy Carter-Jeff Lee-Brad Smiley-Jim Wommack 30-33–63 (-9)
Jacob Hayes-Dallas Robertson-Chancz Johnson-Tres Winn-Bill Clark 32-34–66 (-6)
Bill Mullins-Jeff Thorpe-Steve Tardiff-James Bass 34-32–66 (-6)
Chris Frederick-Chris Gillert-Mark Sartain-Jayson Larson 33-33–66 (-6)
Jay Kinzer-Kris Baumann-Ty Morris-Jim Owens 34-33–67 (-5)
Brad Scoggin-John Hacker-Elton Caldwell-Rob Tyner 31-36–67 (-5)
Danny Hughes-James Hooks-Leon Spencer-Lucy Strom 34-34–68 (-4)
Kevin Hayes-Paul Essary-Lange Svehlak-Jake Mienk 33-36–69 (-3)
Chuck Chapman-Benny Rogers-Dale Norris-DeArtis Nickerson Jr. 37-34–71 (-1)

Special Events
C.O. Phillips Memorial Award Jim Owens
Putting Contest Ty Morris
Closest To The Hole No. 9 Jim Wommack
Closest To The Hole No. 11 Bill Mullins
Closest To The Hole No. 14 Ty Morris
Longest Putt Made No. 10 Leon Spencer

Athens High School Class of 2013

Athens Top 10

The Athens High School Class of 2013 Top 10 Percent: Bottom row, from left, Derek Davies (Valedictoria), Sunil Prajapati (Salutatorian), Nelly Pedroza, Macie Marshall, Chris O’Brien, Matt Hill, Joelle Logan; middle row, from left, Jazmine Williams, Jessanne Lichtenberg, Haley Pursley, Brenda Juarez, Michael Baker; standing, from left, Frida Monjardin, George Hutson, Scott Withers, Carlee Andress, Eduardo Limon, and Graciela Sanchez. (STACY DUNACUSKY PHOTO)

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Valedictorian Derek Davies

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Salutatorian Sunil Prajapati

June Jam time with the Cain Center and Guitars Etc

June jam

Press release

This Saturday, June 8, the Cain Center and Guitars Etc are teaming up to bring June Jam, a great music and open mic event on the outdoor stage at the Cain Center. The jam and open mic will kick off at 6:30 p.m.featuring local performers and lots of lively entertainment. This is a completely free event and the community is welcome to come out with lawn chairs, blankets and picnic and enjoy a great evening of music.

All music genres are welcome. Bands are encouraged to attend the event to let others hear their music. Guitars Etc will be providing a full drum set, electric guitar amplifiers, bass amplifiers, and a full audio set up so that anyone who wants to participate will Continue reading “June Jam time with the Cain Center and Guitars Etc”

Winners for the 2013 Old Fiddlers Reunion

Fiddlers Winner
The 2013 Fiddlers Grand Champion is Lydia Elseth (left) of Nacogdoches. (MICHAEL V. HANNIGAN)

Grand Champion

1. Lydia Elseth, Nacogdoches
2. Mia Orosco, Lorena

Seniors 66 and Over

1. Tom Fonville, 74, Fint
2. Larry Boddie, Fort Worth
3. Bill May, Teague

Adult 30-65

1. Kevin Freeman, Greenville
2. Katie Howell-Chapman, Decatur
3. Randy Finley, Breckenridge

Young Adult 19-29

1. Mia Orosco, Lorena
2. Ashley Finley, Breckenridge

Youth Adult 18 and Under

1. Katie Crawford, Burleson
2. Jessica Sell, Willow Park
3. Anthony Orosco, Lorena

Open Division

1. Lydia Elseth, Nacogdoches
2. Gene Banks, Athens

Judges

Little Red Hayes
Texas Shorty Chancellor
Benny Bennett

City of Athens hosts its first Texas Friendly Hospitality Training

The City of Athens Department of Tourism’s first Texas Hospitality Training included area supervisors and managers from Subway restaurants throughout Henderson County, including Athens.  Pictured are (from left, back row) David Crow, Jennifer Risinger, Mark Parks, Thomas Schmidt; (front row) Sherri Skeeters, tourism coordinator, Ariel Tipton, Tiffany Davidson, Flo Hardin, Amanda Richardson and Cinnamon Bietendorf. (COURTESY PHOTO)
The City of Athens Department of Tourism’s first Texas Hospitality Training included area supervisors and managers from Subway restaurants throughout Henderson County, including Athens. Pictured are (from left, back row) David Crow, Jennifer Risinger, Mark Parks, Thomas Schmidt; (front row) Sherri Skeeters, tourism coordinator, Ariel Tipton, Tiffany Davidson, Flo Hardin, Amanda Richardson and Cinnamon Bietendorf. (COURTESY PHOTO)

City of Athens press release

The City of Athens Department of Tourism held its first Texas Friendly Hospitality Training on May 30 at the Athens Partnership Center; the first of a series of trainings that will be held this year for hospitality industry employees.

The Texas Hospitality Training offers essential training for all front-line employees, including front desk staff, hotel staff, guest services, sales managers, gas station attendants, restaurant staff, etc. Excellent customer service is a vital key to the lifeline of all successful businesses as well as the success of the tourism industry here in Athens.

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