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Wildflower Trails draws community together

By: Toni Walker

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Mother Nature didn’t stop the 2015 Wildflower Trails from going on as planned last year. This year, she did not even try. Organizers could not have asked for better weather for the Forty-Sixth Annual Wildflower Trails Festival.

Had organizers been able to order the weather for the weekend, it is hard to believe they would have ordered anything other than the weather that was present on this last full weekend in April. Early, high clouds gave way to bright sunshine by parade time, and with a slight wind blowing through Spring Park, festival goers found reasons to stay most of the day.

The parade was led by Police Chief Randy Kennedy, who was joined by Reba Simpson, who is Texas longest-running mayor. The American Legion and Color Guard followed the Chief, and then came the Mighty Mustang Marching band.

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Scouts complete year, hold crossover ceremony

By: Toni Walker

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Although there is still a month left in the school year, the Cub Scout year has effectively come to an end. The Cub Scouts of Pack 220 in Daingerfield celebrated the completion of their year with their annual Crossover ceremony.

Scouts, parents, and family, and friends gathered at the pavilion at Daingerfield State Park to mark the end of their year with the promotion ceremonies known as “Crossover.” Boys in each den were awarded their den patches, signifying they completed all requirements for that level of scouting. Each scout was also awarded any other pins, patches, and awards that they had earned throughout the year.

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Second graders taste the pioneer life

By: Toni Walker

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There was lots of learning taking place on April 16 at Hughes Springs Elementary, but not in the traditional sense. Students took to the wooded area beside the school to learn first-hand about the days of the pioneers.

Former second grade teacher Jennifer Bean, who is now the Dyslexia Specialist at Hughes Springs Elementary, organized Pioneer Days last year as a way to give the second graders a hands on experience with how life would have been in the days of the pioneers. Students were encouraged to dress in period clothing, and they were lead through the different activities of the morning by adults who could have come straight from “Little House on the Prairie.”

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Third annual Do Something Day held in Hughes Springs

By: Toni Walker

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It has been said of today’s young people that they do not know what it is like to do things for others, or to give back to their community. Thanks to the ingenuity of a local teacher, students at Hughes Springs High School are giving back to their community. The school just had their Third Annual Do Something Day, on April 15.

All students at Hughes Springs High School were involved in some sort of service project. Elizabeth McCoy, who actually organized the day, said the idea stemmed from Texas A&M. “This was inspired by the “Texas Trash Off” with Texas Department of Public Safety, and “The Big Event” at Texas A&M. The entire high school participated, approximately 330 kids, and all faculty and staff,” said McCoy.

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Hughes Springs Proclaims May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month

Leather jackets and Jesus. Tattoos and the New Testament. Bibles and saddlebags. It could be said that these are terms one might not expect to see in the same place. However, the Iron Apostles Motorcycle Ministry is all about faith, patriotism, personal freedom and the open road. IAMM members David MacKay and Randy Loewen, both of Omaha, were on hand at the regular meeting of the Hughes Springs City Council April 19 to witness Mayor Reba Simpson proclaim May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month.

The proclamation reads, in part, that motorcyclists are more prone to injury in a crash than other vehicle drivers, and that safety campaigns have helped to reduce motorcycle-related risks. The primary message of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness is to urge vehicle drivers to take extra care to be aware of motorcyclists, and for everyone to afford each other the mutual respect they deserve on the road.

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CLC publishes honor rolls

The Christian Learning Center, in Daingerfield, has released their honor rolls for the fifth six weeks.

The following students made all A’s: Kari Bankard, Marilyn Goodson, Skyla Goodson, Laura White, Owen Whitmore, Hayley Hayes, Jordan Williams, Makenzie Blouin, Mayzi Weaver, Aiden Alexander, Karena Williams, Zackery Childers, Mayleigh Mitchell, and Tatum Whitmore.

The following students made A’s & B’s: Mackenzie Taylor, Landon Blouin, Ryan Boyd, Kayla Alsobrook, Kendall Williams, Jackson Williams, Madison Miller, Connor Blouin, Ryleigh Landers, Nevaeh Borden, and Natalie Borden.

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Daingerfield Junior High placed third at TMSCA Championship

The Daingerfield Jr. High Math-Science Team had 21 students compete in 52 events at the Texas Math Science Coaches Association State Middle School Championship on April 16, 2016. TMSCA is open to any public or private school in Texas. To compete in the TMSCA State Championship, students had to qualify to compete in each event.

In a close race for the overall sweepstakes in the 3A division, Ponder was first, Queen City was second, and DJH was third. The Daingerfield team brought home three team trophies, 21 individual top ten trophies, and 14 individual top twenty medals.

DJH also has two individual State Champions. Justice Dorman won the eighth grade general math event and Haley Lewis won sixth grade number sense.

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Local shop owner uncovers rare, historical lithograph

“Rare print found in local frame shop.” No, that is not a description of the next episode of a television show, but it very well could be. Everyone has heard the stories of someone buying a frame or building and uncovering a rare, expensive, and hard to find treasure. No one dreams that it would happen to them, much less in a small town in East Texas.

Sandy Smith Lanier grew up in Hughes Springs, and now lives in Daingerfield. Lanier is also the owner of East Texas Framing, which is set to move to 510 Taylor Street, in Hughes Springs. Her father had a custom framing shop, located between Linden and Hughes Springs. “I bought out my dad’s shop,” said Lanier, “all of his inventory and everything. There were hundreds of prints that Lanier was going through, when she found one that caught her eye.

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Two plead guilty to kidnapping, murder

By SUSAN TAFT

Contributor to The Steel Country Bee

Jose Antonio “Jo-Jo” Ponse, of Pittsburg, and Jonathan Kyle Sanford, of Daingerfield were sentenced to 50 years in prison when they pleaded guilty to the aggravated kidnapping and murder of Ernest Lee Ibarra Jr. They entered the pleas in Titus County District Court before Judge Robert Rolston last week – Ponse on April 12 and Sanford on April 13, according to Titus and Camp County District Attorney Chuck Bailey.

Ponse and Sanford, along with another man, kidnapped Ibarra from his home in Mount Pleasant on Feb. 20, 2015. Ibarra’s wife, Samantha Nicole Wohlford, reported him missing around 2:07 that morning, according to Camp County Sheriff Alan McCandless.

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Hughes Springs students win culinary contest

Northeast Texas Community College hosted a culinary arts competition in Pittsburg on April 13. A Hughes Springs culinary student won the high school competition.

Entitled “Edible Books,” the competition called for the student to take the theme or storyline of a book, and translate that into cake. There was a competition for both college and high school students, and the entries were nothing short of amazing.

The Hughes Springs Culinary Department took a group of competitors to the event, and ended up walking away with two of the top three places in the high school division. Breanna Casillas placed third with her Jungle Book themed entry. Casillas’ entry featured many of the characters that are well known from the classic, including Mowgli, the man cub, and Baloo.

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