Masonic Youth donate water to GBC Fire Department

The Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls donated cases of bottled water to the Gun Barrel City Fire Department on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The girls noted how much they appreciate the firemen’s service to our community, and look forward to future projects honoring them.

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Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth recognized at State Conference

The Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls attended their annual state conference in Waco, Texas, June 28-July 1, where the theme was “Journey to Neverland.” The Gun Barrel City Assembly was recognized for participating in Boxtops for Education, donating pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House, and for their many hours of service. Samantha Ramos earned her proficiency certificates; and three girls, as well as their Mother Advisor, participated in the ritualistic lectures and assembly room set-up competitions. Tara Trimmins was recognized for her 8 years of membership in Rainbow, and Samantha Ramos and Emily Currey for their 5-year memberships. Emily took part as Sister of Patriotism in the Memorial Service and served as a Grand Page. The Assembly was very excited and proud when the following appointments were announced: Samantha Ramos as Grand Patriotism, Emily Currey as Grand Representative to Alabama and Mississippi, and Tara Trimmins as Junior Member of the Grand Executive Committee. The girls were also treated to an evening at SkateWorld (skating and laser tag).

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Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls install new officers

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The Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls installed new officers on June 16. Emily Currey was installed as Worthy Advisor, and the theme for her term is “Live Life in the Moment with No Regrets.” Her motto is “Live life for the moment because everything else in uncertain;” colors are the hues of dusk and dawn; flower, the Plumeria; mascot, the Phoenix bird; and her scripture is “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”–Esther 4:14.

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Local 4-Her’s receive $20,000 scholarships

By Kate Marshal/Extension 4-H Agent

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program are pleased to announce the 2018 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship winners. More than $2.4 million will be awarded during the three days of Texas 4-H Roundup, June 11-14, 2018.

Those receiving scholarships from the Henderson County 4-H Program include Robert (Justin) Jones, son of Jeff and Penny Jones of Athens and Christopher Childress, son of Bryan and Sherry Childress of Eustace. Justin is receiving a $20,000 scholarship sponsored by the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and Christopher is receiving $20,000 from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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DAR members hear about First Ladies dresses

Pictured are Ellen Samek, Kristen Samek and Sarah Maples Regent Sarah Jungman. (Courtesy photo)

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The Sarah Maples Chapter of DAR met at the Cedar Creek Library in Seven Points to hear our speaker for the month of April. Ellen Samek was our speaker and her topic was the Texas First Ladies Gown Collections at TWU. The Collection is much more than a chronology of fashion. Progressing from the 1800s through industrialization of the 1900s, the First Ladies of Texas have become icons of grace and compassion. Each woman leaves her own legacy, but all share common threads that seamlessly stitch together Texas’ First Ladies’ assorted patchwork of experience.

TWU hopes that visitors will also see the Collection as a springboard into the living history of Texas Women. Texas Women’s University will welcome you to enjoy this fascinating collection of gowns and encourages you to see beyond the heirloom garments and into the chambers of Texas past.

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