People, Places & Events


A&M-Commerce local graduates
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COMMERCE–In four graduation ceremonies held May 13, at Texas A&M-Commerce, a total of 931 students graduated consisting of 587 with bachelor’s degrees, 334 with master’s degrees, and 10 with doctoral degrees.
The local graduates by hometown and degree:
Eustace – Janet F. Bonner, BSIS with Magna Cum Laude; Deanna L. Haynes, BSIS with Cum Laude; Laurie Jo Knowles, BSIS; Christal L. Northcutt, BSIS with Cum Laude.
Gun Barrel City – Danny L. Dennie Jr., BSIS with Cum Laude.
Kemp – Kristi Marie Adams, BSIS; Thelma Louise Benton, BSIS; Melissa Sue Haney, BSIS with Magna Cum Laude.
Kerens – Beverly Jo Baxter, BSIS.
Mabank – Kristin Noel Hitzfeld, BSIS with Cum Laude.
Malakoff – Kristi J. Dalrymple, BSIS; Lisa J. Sims, BSIS with Magna Cum Laude.
Scurry – Mary Ann Hilton, BSIS with Cum Laude.
Seven Points – Diana Summers, BSIS.


TVCC names local students to honors lists
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ATHENS–Trinity Valley Community College named area students to the President’s Honor Roll and Honors List for the spring semester.
Students named to the President’s Honor Roll must complete at least 12 semester hours with a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester.
Students named to the Honors List also must complete at least 12 semester hours with no failing grades and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.
The following local students were named to the President’s Honor Roll (listed alphabetically by hometown):
EUSTACE: Joan Andrews, Bridget Buford, Barbara J. Caldwell, Eric W. Crossland, Dewetta R. Crow, Kelly S. Green, Melody M. Griffith, Jill Hayes, Rana Z. Newbury, Donna M. Nix, Tamara L. Schaefer, Hope Taylor.
GUN BARREL CITY: Ashley M. Howerton, Lindsey Martinez, Toni Oliver, Keith W. Wagoner.
KEMP: Pamela D. Beach, Heather D. Carpenter, Katie C. Fogleman, Kristy N. Gorman, Diedra Green, Heather L. Hubert, Sawyer N. Knowles, Erika Moore, Elizabeth R. Wimbs.
MABANK: Tiffany M. Clowdus, Ginger M. Droke, Jennifer Droke, Stephanie M. Engel, Brenda Gilbreath, Ericka E. Grant, Tiffany A. McGibbone, Mark V. Nolan, Sonya F. Roberts, Teri L. Rohm, Dana M. Slaydon, Shayna N. Spain, Silke N. Sterling, Elizabeth J. William, Philip F. Wintin, Shelly L. Young.
MALAKOFF: Sharon C. Bell, Natalie A. Brown, Almesha G. Coleman, Melissa Crawford, Katherine D. McMoran, Ashley K. Morris, Erica Parker, Donna N. Pierce, Robert D. Tarkington, Audrey A. Williams.
PAYNE SPRINGS: Merrie J. Earnest.
SEVEN POINTS: Kimberly D. Brown, Bobby J. Tankursley.
TOOL: Sara Bell, Gary D. Doyle.
TRINIDAD: Rebecca R. Cowling, Elisha Maddox, Ashley L. Shelton.
The following local students were named to the Honors List:
EUSTACE: Melisa H. Bonner, Shonda D. Carroll, Lacrisha M. Keeling, Jessica R. Luper, Yulanda D. McGilvra, Krystal L. McIntosh, Jacey L. Perkins, Tina L. Perkins.
GUN BARREL CITY: Stacy D. Castro, Tammy O. Doyle, Jennifer M. Duke, Julia M. Fails, Lesley A. Gilmore, Jonathan G. Hitt, Tanya M. Lara, Dustin C. Morrow, Tammy A. Thomas, Raecheall L. Weger.
KEMP: Melissa D. Aguirre, Samantha L. Broussar, Kelly N. Crawford, Elizabeth A. Dunn, Travis L. Givens, Traci L. Henderson, Danielle R. Hubert, Hollie M. Hunter, Westley C. Moore, April L. Preston, Jacklyn Reagan, Crystal D. Shipp.
MABANK: Caria S. Alexander, Norma J. Alexander, Robert J. Brock, Chelsey E. Compton, Maribel Gallegos, Tabitha G. Hale, Jason L. Jordan, Richard D. Lewis, Lindsay L. Miller, Tabitha D. Owens, Heather L. Peterson, Del C. Quast, Stacey L. Simon, Tammy L. Vincik, Carrie A. Ward, Diana N. Waters, Amy L. Weatheread.
MALAKOFF: Christi M. Dunklin, Jeremy L. Haning, Fracnes Hasseltine and Kandi Simmons.
SEVEN POINTS: Kate E. Brown, Noe Resendiz-Suarez, Tina Thomas.
TOOL: Rachel N. Gibson.


Low-cost pet vaccination clinic set
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KAUFMAN–Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project (KCAAP) will be offering a low-cost vaccination clinic Saturday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their new facility located in Crandall.
Rabies vaccinations will be offered for $6 and complete vaccination packages will be available for $20.
Dog packages include DAV2PPv+Cv+Rabies and Cat packages include FVRP-C+Rabies.
Additional vaccinations include Bordetella (Kennel Cough) $10, Lime $10, Feline Leukemia for $10.
Microchips will be offered at $10 which includes lifetime registration in the national data base.
Additional low-cost services available are heartworm test, deworming, flea prevention and Heartworm prevention.
Every visitor will receive a free gift for their pet.
KCAAP is located on the northwest side (four buildings west of Farm-to-Market 148) of U.S. Highway 175 at 1317 U.S. Highway 175, Suite 1100 in Crandall.
No appointment is necessary.
Please contact KCAAP with any questions or for further information, (972) 472-3500.
KCAAP is a 501,C3 nonprofit organization that has been working to eliminate the needless death and suffering of companion animals in Kaufman County since June 2004; they have performed more than 4,000 surgeries.


‘Fill the Boot’ comes to GBC
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GUN BARREL CITY–The Gun Barrel City Volunteer Fire Department is doing its second of three drives for the year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, in front of Wal-Mart.
The first drive, held May 28, saw a total of $2,307 raised for MDA.
The goal this year is to pass the $4,731 we raised last year.
All of the money contributed goes to research (at a cost of $65 per minute), camps for the kids and wheelchairs.
There is currently no cure for the 43 neuro-muscular diseases under MDA and we have 450 families in the 17 counties covered by the East Texas branch.
Our last “Fill the Boot” will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3.
Help us help “Jerry’s Kids.”