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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GBC Rainbow Girls hold pancake breakfast

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The Gun Barrel City Rainbow Girls held a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at the Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge in Gun Barrel City on Saturday, March 17. They wish to thank everyone for their support as they raise funds to attend their annual conference Grand Assembly in June.

Rainbow Girls participate in a wide array of activities, including leadership training, service projects, competitions, and annual retreats. Along the way, they gather invaluable life skills that help them become the best daughter, sister, student, and friend they can be. Contact Mrs. Tonya Currey at 903-920-5608 or Mrs. Donna Dean at 903-879-4305 or visit www.txiorg.org for information on joining the greatest organization for girls ages 11 through 20. Their younger group, the Pledges, have activities for girls ages 7 to 10. Gun Barrel City Rainbow Girls and Pledges are proudly sponsored by the Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge and the Gun Barrel City Chapter of Eastern Star in Gun Barrel City.

Pictured are, back row from left, Samantha Ramos (Grand Representative to Colorado/Kansas), Kate Maxwell, and Emily Currey; front row from left, Caylee Weldon, Crissy Ray, and Heavenlee Weldon–Pledges. Not pictured: Tara Trimmins (Grand Representative to New York/Pennsylvania) and Laura Walters. (Courtesy photo)

Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club meeting

Club Secretary Kathryn Conner, left, confers with Treasurer Jeff Irion at a recent ham radio meeting. (Courtesy photo)

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Nothing works in communications without an antenna, your cordless phone, even your cellphone have internal antennas that reach their target. Without antennas their signal would go nowhere.

So it is with ham or amateur radio. Hams need antennas to reach their target as well. There are literally thousands of choices and that’s the subject of the next meeting of the Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club. There the virtues of the end-fed antenna will be illustrated. You only need one support to hold it up. Most wire antennas require at least two support points. The antenna can also be shorter and lighter than many other types.

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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)

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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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