Lifestyles

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07
Apr

Memorials/Donations given to Groesbeck Maffett Public Library in March

Memorials:
Rose Mary & James T. Bennett in memory of Frances Bennett
Mike and Aleece McBay in memory of Frances Bennett
Bobbie Reynolds & Neal & Carla Allison, in memory of Frances Bennett
Elizabeth Bond Hall in memory of Frances Bennett
Donations:
David Wood, books
Jian Chen, donation
Julie Perez & Renita Hopkins, harback & paperback books
Susan M. Jett, donation

Thu
07
Apr

Local Area Youth conclude Texas Junior High and High School Rodeo Season in Region 10

On March 6, 2016, several local youth concluded their Junior High and High School Rodeo Season in Hamilton, Texas. Junior High and High School Rodeo is composed of 10 Regions across the State. The season kicked off in September and concluded this past month with a total of 12 rodeos. At the conclusion of each season, the top 10 contestants in each event from each to the 10 regions move onto the State level to compete. The top four in each event at State will then proceed onto Nationals where they will compete against the top four from each of the States across the United States.

Thu
07
Apr

Fair Queen and royal court chosen Saturday

Journal Staff Report
The Limestone County Fair has officially kicked off with the Fair Queen Coronation, held Saturday, April 2, at Enge-Washington Intermediate School, in Groesbeck.
Groesbeck High School senior Baylee LeNoir was named Fair Queen, Groesbeck sophomore Kylee Allen was named Princess and Cedar Creek High School senior Hannah Hall was named Duchess.
In the Junior Miss Fair Queen contest, Groesbeck Middle School eighth-grader Kylie Rand was the winner, with seventh-grader Alyssa McDonald named as runner-up.
For the Little Miss Fair Queen spot, Peyton deCordova won the top honor, with Mabry Lewis the runner-up. Both are students at Groesbeck’s H.O. Whitehurst Elementary School.

Thu
07
Apr

Navarro South holds grand opening for new tutoring center; Michaelis back in Mexia as college dean

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Navarro College South, which serves students in Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties, held a grand opening for its new tutoring center – called the Tea(m)2 Center – on Thursday, March 24. Top Navarro officials met at the Mexia-based campus, including Dr. Richard Sanchez, who has returned as interim chancellor after the recent resignation of Dr. Barbara Kavalier.
In another move among Navarro leaders, former Navarro South Dean Dr. Joel Michaelis is back at his old position on the Navarro South campus, beginning on the day of the tutoring center’s grand opening. He had been serving as executive director of Continuing Education and Business at Navarro’s Waxahachie campus since September 2015.

Thu
07
Apr

Groesbeck Study Club holds meeting

The Groesbeck Study Club had its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7pm at the Groesbeck Woman’s Club. The devotional was given by Shirley Richardson. It was “Why Worry?” She quoted Scripture…. A man was terribly upset and felt lost and he simply looked out his window and saw a plethora of blooming plants and the leaves on the trees. It reminded him to stop worrying and listen for the still, small voice of God.

Thu
07
Apr

Spring Peddlers Market is big success

By Tom Hawkins
The Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that the Spring Peddlers Market was a big success.
The Spring Peddlers Market, formerly called the Spring Arts & Crafts Show, was held at the Groesbeck Convention Center this past Saturday.
Approximately twenty-four vendors were present with a very varied of items to sell. A steady stream of customers were present for most of the day.
A drawing was held every 30 minutes with the person with the winning tickets receiving a $5.00 gift certificate from one of the vendors. This exercise proved to be fun for both the vendors and the customers.
An added feature was the availability of CPR and AED classes in the Club Room of the Convention Center during the day. Jean Bosch was the instructor for the classes.

Thu
07
Apr

Benton F. Roe returns home from deployment

On Monday, March 21st, 1st Lt. Benton F. Roe was welcomed back from his 8 month long deployment to Afghanistan by his wife Lorin and parents Patti and Jimmy. Lt. Roe is serving with the 2nd Brigade, 4th Battalion, 31st Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division-Light Infantry, based in Fort Drum, NY.  

 

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Thu
31
Mar

Groesbeck S2S program helps out at LARAS house

By Stephen R. Farris
Journal Sports

Thu
31
Mar

Spring Peddlers Market is all set for this Saturday

By Tom Hawkins
The Spring Peddlers Market will be a big day in Groesbeck. The Spring Peddlers Market will be held at the Groesbeck Convention Center on this Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Spring Peddlers Market is under the sponsorship of the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce with the name of the event formerly being the Spring Arts & Crafts Show. With a very varied array of merchandise on sale at the event, the Chamber felt that the new name would be more descriptive of the sales activities at hand.
Vendors from Groesbeck but also from many other places will be present for the event. As of early this week, Scooter Kennedy, manager of the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce, informed the Journal that twenty-two booths had been rented.
However, the Chamber manager added, “There are still booths available.”
The booths will include both indoor and outdoor booths.

Thu
31
Mar

Former Groesbeck couple returns home

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
A young couple who grew up in Groesbeck – Clayton and Kristin (Jones) Rettig – moved back to their hometown in February, and they have already settled in with new jobs and old friends.
Clayton Rettig bought the lawn service portion of Wilson’s Lawn and Tree Service from Devin Wilson, while Wilson is keeping the tree care portion of the business he founded. The two associates share the Wilson office on J.B. Riggs Drive behind the courthouse.
Kristin Rettig is a physician assistant at Rettig Family Health Care, helping her father-in-law, Dr. Jeff Rettig.
Both Clayton and Kristin said they have warm memories of growing up in Groesbeck and had planned to return to live in their hometown someday.
“My family moved here when I was in kindergarten, so I spent most of my growing-up years here and graduated from Groesbeck High School,” Kristin said.

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