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Daingerfield FFA advances to area

The Daingerfield FFA recently competed in the District Leadership Development Event held at Region 8 on Nov. 14. Daingerfield’s nine teams combined to place fourth in sweepstakes in the district. There are over 20 schools in the district.

The Greenhand Skills team of Angelo Vazquez, Tori Bennet, and Payton Butler placed second. The Senior Skills team of Dee Hall, Hope Driggers and Mercedes Collins placed third. Makayla Watkins, Cara Newman, Thalia Morales, and LaBrea Brooks made up the Public Relations team that placed third, and Hailey Byrd placed third in Greenhand Creed Speaking. All of these students advanced to the Area competition, which was held at Texas State Technical College in Marshall on Nov. 17.

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Hughes Springs releases second six weeks honor rolls

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Jack Blackwell, Harper Brabham, Fenix Brantley, Keaston Carpenter, Baylee Carson, Reece Crane, Eli Dennis, Joshua Etue, Emma Ford, Keelee Furlow, Zoey Green, Malorie Hall, Aleigha Hamm, Kala Holden, Aaron Howard, Emma Jacobs, Kylar Johnson, Addison Lee, Tariah Linwood, Grady Martin, Kassidy McCarra, Brock McEntire, Teagan McGuire, Brighton Owen, Annabelle Ponse, Brayden Pope, Kyndal Pree, Andrew Proctor, Jaxon Purcell, Alexa Reyes, Steven Rhodes, Maicee Rhyne, Kressley Roach, Scarlett Roach, Layne Scott, Keneth Shaw, Madelyn Shaw, Alyssa Strickland, Hagan Surratt, Jayden Terry, Caden Walsworth, Ryker Watkins, Jasmine West, and De’Keyvion Williams.

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Pet food safety sometimes forgotten at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is when many people express gratitude for the blessings in life. For many of us, our pets are included in our thoughts of appreciation. Although you may consider Fido a part of the family, there are many reasons why he should not join you at the dinner table during Thanksgiving.

Turkey is often the main course of a Thanksgiving meal. If you decide to treat your pet to a piece of turkey, be sure it is boneless and thoroughly cooked, just as you would for yourself to prevent salmonella poisoning. Fully cooked and boneless ham is also OK to feed your pet, however, Dr. Stacy Eckman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, said to avoid giving your pet ham that is seasoned with additional sugars and contains a lot of fat.

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“Santa’s Secrets and Silver Angels” again offer an opportunity to help make Christmas brighter

What started over 25 years ago as a way for the Hughes Springs Chamber of Commerce to help needy children have an enjoyable Christmas has blossomed into a community service for needy children and seniors.

Once again, the “Santa’s Secrets and Silver Angels Tree” will be up at City Hall beginning Nov. 21. The children range in age from 0-18, and must attend Hughes Springs Schools if they are school age. The Silver Angels are residents of Theron Grainger or The Springs nursing homes who do not have family that visits and brings gifts on holidays.

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Holiday season underway with multiple experiences

With the Thanksgiving turkey ready for Thursday, area communities have already planned their holiday events for the Christmas season.

Daingerfield will host “Breakfast with Rudolph” on Dec. 3. Santa’s rednosed friend will be at the Daingerfield Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., sharing a light breakfast and taking photos.

The following Monday, Dec. 5, will be Daingerfield’s Christmas parade. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Immediately following the parade will be “Christmas in the Park,” with singing, snacks, and Santa. Bring your cameras to both events to take photos with Rudolph or Santa.

Daingerfield will also be holding their annual Christmas Lighting Contest between Dec. 16 and 18. All lights should be up by Dec. 16, and judging will be completed by Dec. 18. Prizes will be awarded for Best Business, Best Area, Best Home and Best Door.

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Daingerfield City Council tables vote on alcohol variance request

The Daingerfield City Council heard a request for a variance to the distance requirement for a beer and wine permit at their November meeting.

Mark Priestner, who was representing Saaa Shelk, presented his client’s proposal to the council, asking for a variance to be granted for Rite Track #15, located at 1304 Linda Drive. “The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission gives local governments the ability to set the distance requirement for beer and wine sales near schools. The TABC also grants those governments the ability to grant variances to those requirements for any reason they see fit,” said Priestner.

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Byrd family grateful for November miracles

November marks the month when we all take time out of our busy schedules to enjoy time with friends and family. November is also Diabetes awareness month, and Kelbi Byrd’s birthday month. This Thanksgiving, the Byrds have an extra blessing to be thankful for.

Kelbi was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on November 29, 2009. According to the ADA, “In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body.” Many times, those with this type can tell when their blood sugar is high, and then take a dose of insulin to combat it. In the six years since her diagnosis, Kelbi has lost the ability to feel when her blood sugar is high. Her A1C level has been almost double what the ADA suggests for diabetics for almost a year.

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Motivational speaker addresses Pandora and 1936 study clubs

On Tuesday, November 1st, the 1936 Study Club enjoyed a day of faith and fellowship as guests of the Pandora Study Club in Daingerfield. The ladies of the Pandora Club presented local author, Winky Foote, as singer and motivational speaker. This club serves the Lone Star/Daingerfield area and is well known for their work in the local library. Pandora President, Nickie Barnard, welcomed the Avinger area club to this special event. Guests received a copy of the book “Troubles? You’re Not Alone!” by Dr. Billy and Winky Foote.

The book shares the Foote family’s advice on how to prevent a knockdown in life from becoming your knockout. It is based on real stories and real struggles and inspires the reader to apply the Word of God to their lives.

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Math team places third in final 2016 meet

The Daingerfield Junior High math-science team recently competed in the Pine Tree Junior High Meet, held on Nov. 5. Daingerfield placed third in division. Spring Hill was first and Queen City finished second. Other schools competing in this division were Hughes Springs in fourth, Atlanta in fifth, Sabine in sixth, and Ore City in seventh.

Students placing in the top ten in individual events are as follows.

In the number sense competition for eighth grade, Natalie Beasley placed second, Laura Carter placed third, Riley Scholl placed sixth, and Ebony Chalk placed eighth. For seventh grade, Halley Lewis finished fourth, Jazmin Mendez finished sixth, and Sanaa Fields finished tenth. For the sixth grade, Kylah Haley finished ninth.

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Hughes Springs Library announces fundraiser

Christmas decorations, wrapping paper, ribbons and bows...all can be found at the Hughes Springs Area Library, 215 E. First Street. From now until Dec. 22, the Library will be selling Christmas items to raise money to support the library.

“Purchases can be made any time the library is open,“ said Librarian Jean Austin, “and we’ll also be open during Holiday on First Street, Monday, Nov. 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.” In addition to traditional Christmas gift wrap and decorating supplies, the Library also plans to have tree stands, and even one seven-foot Christmas tree for sale.

Library hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Austin added, “Many items will be priced at just $1.00. If you want to find some bargains and help your hometown library, this is your sale.” For more information, call the library at 903-639-1332.

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