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Christmas in the Park – Teague Plans Holiday Festivities

Christmas has gotten just a little bit bigger in the small town of Teague, Texas. The Christmas In The Park committee, along with several elves in the community, have been working hard to get everything ready.  This year, thirty-two trees will be lit for the occasion. –December 2nd Lights will turn on beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 2nd.  There will be hot chocolate & cookies for the kids and Christmas ornaments will be available to paint. Santa Claus will arrive at 6:30 p.m. and stay for visits with the children until 9:00 p.m.  He will be joined by a special guest, The Grinch. Other activities include signing by the Sound Church Kids Choir and voting for the Best Tree.  Applications will be available for Toys For Tots. –December 16th Santa Claus and The Grinch will return to Christmas In The Park on Saturday, December 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Hot chocolate and cookies (provided by the Senior Center) will be served to the kids. Singing will be provided by Lirio De Los Valles Church Kids Choir.  The church will also be passing out tamales. Other activities include voting for the Best Tree, the Food & Toy Drive, and an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. –December 18th Best Tree awards will be given to First, Second and Third place winners.  Pictures will be taken for the...

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FREE Campsites for Christmas Lights Tour

Be a part of this year’s Christmas In The Park on Saturday, December 9th at Fairfield Lake State Park. Campsites are FREE for one week to all those who decorate. Decorations must cover three-fourths of campsite, and must be approved by Park staff. Set up for campsites will begin Monday, December 4th.  You have the option to stay at your campsite for the duration of the Christmas In The Park event. Participants must bring three dozen cookies to be shared on the night of the event. To sign up, please contact the Park staff at 903-389-4514.  Or, send an email to kris.simmons@tpwd.texas.gov or daniel.stauffer@tpwd.texas.gov Christmas In The Park is being held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on December 9th.  The event includes a warm country campfire, visits with Santa, and a hayride to view campsites decorated with Christmas...

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Special Program on JFK Records Release Saturday

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is presenting a special program on Saturday, November 18, 2017 focused on the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. What Has the Government Been Hiding? 54 Years of Secrets & the Release of the JFK Records will feature a conversation with best-selling authors Larry Sabato and Philip Shenon, moderated by NPR’s Dave Davies. The JFK Records Collection Act mandated that by October 26, 2017, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) must release all withheld government files pertaining to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Sabato, founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, and Shenon, a former New York Times investigative reporter, will discuss the ramifications and revelations of the final release of the JFK records. “The Museum’s mission is to help place into context the assassination of President Kennedy, and the additional information contained in these remaining documents could have potential value to researchers and historians,” said Nicola Longford, executive director of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. “Larry and Phil have a unique depth of knowledge and are highly regarded by assassination scholars, so we look forward to hearing their perspective on this timely topic.” The program will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 on the Museum’s seventh floor. Program tickets are $15, and advance purchase...

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Megan Crabtree Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Megan Crabtree of Streetman, Texas, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Crabtree was initiated at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Crabtree is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” More About Phi Kappa Phi Since its founding, 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization’s notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham and...

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Student Advances to District in American Legion Oratorical Competition

WINNING THE AMERICAN LEGION Ashburn-Hanna Post 288’s Oratorical Competition is Desirae Lupo of Streetman. Desirae is a homeschooled senior student; and will advance to district competition in Mexia in January where she will compete for a chance to advance to division competition. The Oratorical Scholarship Program is a nationwide program that involves high school students making speeches on some aspect of the United States Constitution. With Desirae are Post 288 Adjutant Russ Foster and Post Commander Daniel Burkeen. (Photo...

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