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Wed
16
Aug
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Brad Johnson resigns as president of NTCC Ron Clinton will be interim president

by TONI WALKER

Dr. Brad Johnson has resigned his position as President of Northeast Texas Community College, effective Sept. 30. Dr. Ron Clinton has been appointed by the board to serve as interim president.

The Board of Trustees met in a special called meeting on Aug. 10, at which time Dr. Johnson asked to be released from his contract in order to accept a position as Vice President for Strategic Relationships at West Texas A&M in Canyon. Dr. Johnson explained that the change will provide both personal and professional opportunities. He and his wife, Vicki, have parents and other family in the West Texas area. In his new role he will assist an outstanding university with its desire to expand service to community college transfer students.

After adjourning to closed session, Chairman of the Board Dr. Dan McCauley announced the board had unanimously accepted Johnson’s resignation, with regrets.

Thu
10
Aug
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20th Century Club Historical Home Sign

The 20th Century Club placed a sign to honor the historical home at 334 Quitman Street, built by Aston Pruitt Holman in 1911. Shown in the photo are homeowners Gerrye and Michael Fielden (left), and Club members Linda Grundish and Sarah Johns (right).

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Thu
10
Aug
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National stats on high school grades lack reading skills

WASHINGTON, DC - Here’s an alarming statistic: just 63% of high school graduates are proficient in reading. That’s the assessment from the U.S. Department of Education in its most recent Nation’s Report Card. And, thirty-seven percent lack sufficient reading comprehension.

“If a child can’t read, he or she cannot learn, and that can have serious consequences for the future of the country. What kind of citizens will these children be when they grow up? Will he or she be equipped to make responsible choices? Abraham Lincoln put it this way: “how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading?” We need to push to influence the schools into focusing on the importance of the printed word,” says education advocate David Bruce Smith.

Thu
06
Jul

Church Briefs for week of July 6, 2017

VBS each Saturday at church
Vacation Bible School will be held each Saturday in July at the Pittsburg Church of the Nazarene.
Classes are 5-8 p.m. There will be Bible stories, crafts, games and dinner served each night.
The church is located at 350 CR 2110 in Pittsburg.
Call Pastor Tim Hullett at 903-960-1500 for more information or transportation.

Ice cream social at church
The Open Arms Ministry of the First Pentecostal Church of Pittsburg is having a homemade ice cream social from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, July 8.
Donations only at 164 CR 4120.
Also, Yankton Hatten will be ministering Sunday, July 9, at 11 a.m.

Thu
06
Jul

Adult VBS Workshop

Fellowship of Pittsburg held their first Adult Vacation Bible School workshop of June 24. The group wrapped shoe boxes for Everlasting Smiles and some of the items made for the shoe boxes were infant blankets, hair bow and painted wooden cars. They also made eyeglass cases for the Baptist Medical Mission International who go on mission trips all over the world providing medical and spiritual care. The shoe boxes are given the boys and girls, and some adults, in third-world countries which enables BMMI to share the love of Christ.

Thu
29
Jun

AREA FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

Sparks in the Park
HUGHES SPRINGS – The Arden Hanes American Legion Post 351 will host the Sparks in the Park Auto and Cycle Show on Saturday, July 1, beginning with registration at 8 a.m. Showtime is 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 
For more information, contact Jim Sinkule at 903-639-2222, J.D. Murphy at 903-946-0868, Ron Wilson at 903-285-9790, or Tom Follis at 903-424-5408.

July 4th celebration
HUGHES SPRINGS -- The city of Hughes Springs will celebrate the Fourth of July on Saturday, July 1. 
The fish fry and music will be at Spring Park at 6 p.m. Tickets will be $12 per plate. 
Fireworks will be at Mustang Stadium begin at dark. Gates will open at 8 p.m.

Firework show on the lake
MOUNT VERNON – A fireworks show is set for 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1 on Lake Cypress Springs.
The event is sponsored b the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.

Thu
29
Jun

Church Briefs for week of June 29

Youth retreat scheduled
New Testament Holiness Church annual summer youth retreat – “On God’s Team in 2017” --  is set July 3-7 for children ages 2-18. 
They will participate in Bible classes, games, crafts and other fun activities Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon. 
A basketball tournament is planned for Friday, along with other activities at Old Emmanuel gym and free lunch at Pizza Inn. 
Youth revival services each night at 7 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch are free to all participants. 
The church is located at 923 CR 1130 in Pittsburg. For more information, contact Deborah Terry at 903-946-3116 or Sarah Richmond at 903-856-5957. 

Fri
23
Jun

Church News

Fundraiser at church
St. Beulah CME Church, 103 Lewis St., will host the “Feast of the Seven Tables” – a fundraiser for the East Texas Regional Board of Christian Education Scholarship – on Saturday, June 24 at the church.
The fundraiser will commemorate the seven Biblical feast.
Tickets are $7 per person for “all you can eat” until the food is gone. Carry outs are an additional price.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 678-949-2241.

VBS at area church
GILMER – The Union Ridge Church will host Vacation Bible School for children and adults on June 23-25.
Friday and Saturday’s classes are 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., followed by lunch on the grounds.
For more information, call 903-577-4528.

Wed
21
Jun

Volunteers needed for July 4 event

CASA of Camp, Morris and Titus Counties is asking local churches for 2-3 volunteers to help with their annual fundraiser – “The Independent Day Blast” on Tuesday, July 4 at Broach Park in Pittsburg.

The volunteers will assist with activities.
The event supports CASA’s mission to help abused and neglected children.

For more information, call Beverly Austin or Michelle Cobern, CASA executive director, at 903-305-2277.

Thu
08
Jun

Church Briefs

VBS is June 10 at PGBC
LEESBURG – The Piney Grove Baptist Church, 4942 FM 2455, will host an all-day Vacation Bible School on Saturday, June 10.
It will start at 9 a.m. for children ages 3 through sixth grade.
Parents are invited to attend at 4 p.m. for closing ceremonies, food and games for all.

Area church hosting VBS
GILMER – The Union Ridge Church will host Vacation Bible School for children and adults on June 23-25.
Friday and Saturday’s classes are 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., followed by lunch on the grounds.
For more information,c all 903-577-4528.

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