Wulf Outdoors is going out of business

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Wulf Outdoor Sports is going out of business. The company posted the following announcement on its Facebook page today:

To All of Our Valued Customers and Friends,

We regret to inform you that Wulf Outdoor Sports has reached a decision to close our stores and our business. We have served the East Texas outdoor sporting goods market for over 9 years and have made many wonderful friends and developed lasting relationships. We will always be grateful to our dedicated employees who have helped us build a great brand and company that we are all very proud to be a part. We are thankful for our customers who have been loyal to us all these years, both in our stores and those across the country who purchased through our website. And we are thankful for our valued vendor partners who supplied us with great products and have stood by us.

We begin our final liquidation sale on Friday, August 9, at 9 a.m. in both our Athens, TX and Center, TX stores (our website is closed for this event). We invite you to come and shop and save on every product in the stores. Everything must go!

Thanks again for a wonderful 9 years of serving you and serving our communities!

Homeschool group gets started in Henderson County

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Classical Conversations is a new homeschool community for all ages that offers guidance and accountability.

The group will meet in Athens on Monday starting in the fall, and will use classical methods to train students in the art of learning. Group members will support and encourage each other on the homeschooling journey.

The Classical Conversations mission is to “Know God and make Him known.” Continue reading “Homeschool group gets started in Henderson County”

New home for Athens Christian Preparatory Academy

Here is an artist's rendition of the first two classroom buildings planned for ACPA's new home.
Here is an artist’s rendition of the first two classroom buildings planned for ACPA’s new home.

By Michael V. Hannigan

Athens Christian Preparatory Academy is finally home.

Last week, area reporters were invited to tour the 5-year-old ACPA’s new 49-acre property and to speak with Headmistress Theresa DeMay. As always, she was a whirlwind of activity, directing traffic as the move in continued while answering questions from three reporters. (You can read the story by the Review’s Kathi Nailing here.)

The new campus — formerly a horse ranch on State Highway 175 — is a work in progress. Eight portable buildings are being installed for classrooms and plenty of work remains before the first day of school.

“It will come down to the wire, but we plan to start school on Aug. 26,” DeMay said.

Knowing the headmistress the way I do I have no doubt.

I still remember meeting DeMay for the first time. It was in July 2010, and I was interviewing her for a story about ACPA. I had just recently heard about the school and learned that students in my coverage area (Malakoff) were attending. I wanted to know more, so I went to talk to DeMay.

What I found was a high school that was about to start just its third year, but was already moving toward accreditation. In fact, accreditation came a year faster than usual for ACPA. Continue reading “New home for Athens Christian Preparatory Academy”

HCPAC to produce ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Shannon Ryan portrays Annie Oakley in HCPAC’s production of Annie Get Your Gun.  The show marks the 25th Anniversary of the Summer Youth Musical at the theatre.  The show runs August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th at 7:30pm and August 4th and 10th at 2pm.  Reservations may be made by calling 903-675-3908 or online at www.hcpac.org.
Shannon Ryan portrays Annie Oakley in HCPAC’s production of Annie Get Your Gun. The show marks the 25th Anniversary of the Summer Youth Musical at the theatre. The show runs August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th at 7:30pm and August 4th and 10th at 2pm. Reservations may be made by calling 903-675-3908 or online at www.hcpac.org.

HCPAC press release

The Henderson County Performing Arts Center with co-producer, Dr. Mark Roberts, announces the 25th Anniversary Summer Youth Musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.”

In this classic Irving Berlin musical, Annie Oakley is the best shot around. When Col. Buffalo Bill Cody discovers her, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels in love for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction, which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler high tails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.

The show features Shannon Ryan as Annie Oakley, Quinton Johnson as Frank Butler, Jacob Miller as Buffalo Bill, Zach Adair as Charlie Davenport, Felix Lenz as Foster Wilson, Marie Bailey as Dolly Tate, Ash Gimler as Tommy Keeler, Channing Horton as Winnie Keeler, Holden Guinn as Chief Sitting Bull, Willie Hadnot as Pawnee Bill, Sariah Joblin as Jessie Oakley, Haile Stephens as Nellie Oakley and Kadie Lynn Roberson as Little Jane Oakley. The Company Ensemble consists of Savannah Joblin, Skylar Walker, Lindsay Haynes, Kenyon Walker, Brayton Brooks, Kaitlyn Cuellar, Lydia Raines, Felicity Walker, Pilar Hernandez, Ethan McGlaun, Olivia Lemmon, Brayton Stenovitch, Continue reading “HCPAC to produce ‘Annie Get Your Gun’”

FBC to host Global Leadership Summit

leadership summit pic webFirst Baptist Church of Athens is one of more than 230-plus hosts for the 2013 Global Leadership Summit put on by the Willow Creek Association.

The two-day event is headlined by speakers such as former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell; executive producer of Survivor, The Voice and The Bible, Mark Burnett; founder and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, one of the largest churches in America, Bill Hybles; and four best-selling authors.

According to the website: “The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day, world-class leadership event experienced by more than 170,000 leaders around the world, representing more than 14,000 churches. It’s telecast live from Willow’s campus (near Chicago) every August. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place in an additional 300+ cities, 92 countries—and translated into 42 languages. This event is crafted to infuse vision, skill development and inspiration for the sake of local church transformation.”

The summit can be seen live at FBC Athens, Aug. 8-9. Cost is $79 for student/faculty, $99 for military, or $249 for an individual. Contact FBC at 903-675-5135 for more details or to register.