PWC donates books to Malakoff students

PWC member Gloria Tucker reads with a Malakoff student who just received a new book. (COURTESY PHOTO)
PWC member Gloria Tucker reads with a Malakoff student who just received a new book. (COURTESY PHOTO)

PWC press release

The members of the Pinnacle Women’s Club (PWC) once again donated books to the Malakoff Kindergarten and first grade students at both the Malakoff and Tool campuses. This annual project, the Book Fair, is a favorite among the PWC members.

Each student was given four books, selected for their age group, along with a book bag. Also, Continue reading “PWC donates books to Malakoff students”

Rootseekers hear about Rachel Jackson

Margaret Ann Trail and Ruth Shelton. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Margaret Ann Trail and Ruth Shelton. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Rootseekers press release

Longtime Rootseekers member Ruth Shelton, who now lives in Crowley, Texas, came all the way to the Tri-County Library to tell us the history of Rachel Donelson Jackson. Ruth said she always felt sympathy for Rachel when she found out about her history. Seems the American people treated Rachel pretty mean when her husband Andrew Jackson was running for President of the United States in 1828.

Rachel was born in 1767 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, the eighth of eleven children. In 1779 the entire family moved to East Tennessee, as part of an expedition that was going to settle in the Middle Tennessee area. Rachel traveled Continue reading “Rootseekers hear about Rachel Jackson”

Community running club begins

Personal trainer Ashley Vandam (of Training BY Ashley) is starting a free running club that will meet once a week at the Cain Center for a 3-mile walk/run.

Ashley said she started the club “to bring the community together with the goal of better health. People will be more motivated to get healthier if they have friends or family doing it with them!”

The walk/run will be at each person’s individual pace.

“The goal is to get the community in shape and get each individual to the 100-mile mark,” Ashley said.

The first run will be held this Monday at 7:30 a.m. at the Cain Center.

For questions or more information, check out Ashley’s Facebook page.

DAR presents scholarship to Thai

Vice Regent Suzanne Fife (right) presents the DAR scholarship award to Hannah on behalf of the Sarah Maples Chapter of DAR. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Vice Regent Suzanne Fife (right) presents the DAR scholarship award to Hannah on behalf of the Sarah Maples Chapter of DAR. (COURTESY PHOTO)

 

DAR press release

Each year the Sarah Maples Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presents a scholarship to a student in the Tri-County area. The process of choosing a student is long and drawn out. It goes through at least two panels of Sarah Maples members and it is so hard to choose because we would like to give one to each student.

This year the members chose Hannah Thai. Hannah is the valedictorian of the Mabank High School Class of 2013. She is the daughter of Kenny and Sim Thai. She has one sister, Eileen, who graduated from Mabank High School in 2011 and currently attends Baylor University.

Hannah has been involved in Pre-AP and AP classes during her whole high school career and has maintained a 106.328 grade point average. Hannah serves as president of the Mabank High School Beta Club, copy editor of the Mabank High School Yearbook Staff, and president of her senior class. She is also a member of the Mabank UIL Journalism team. This is her second consecutive Continue reading “DAR presents scholarship to Thai”