From the Ark-Tex Council of Governments, Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct 15 through Dec 7. Don’t get all shook up about Medicare. They can help! Trained staff will be available to give you free, impartial assistance about your Medicare Enrollment. Review and Compare:
– Plan changes for 2022
– Medicare Plans and Premiums
– Medicare Part D Prescriptions
– Drug Plans
Call 1-800-372-4464 to set an appointment? Do you need help paying for your Medicare prescriptions? Ask them about Extra Help!
Just a reminder about some upcoming programs and events in 4-H:
Members, if you signed up for an event below, you are expected to attend.
October 18, 6:00 pm: livestock meeting, specifically for those interested in showing livestock at our county show at Aubrey pilgrim Bldg/ show barn
October 19, 6:30 pm: Camp County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, 4-H members to set up an informational booth and bring desserts at Efurd Venue
October 25, after school: Main St. Trick or Treat workday to put stickers on candy or pre-bag give-a-ways, my office (115 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Ave, suite D)
October 30, dusk: Main St. Trick or Treat, 4-H booth handing out info and candy (costume contest is now virtual)
November 1, 6 pm: regular 4-H meeting at Aubrey pilgrim bldg., Mayor Abernathy presentation
November 6: Canned food drive set up 9 am-3 pm, Smith Furniture parking lot- look for our green canopy.
November 13: hands-on pig clinic at Aubrey pilgrim ag show barn, bring your pig ($5 registration fee, meal provided, register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/168982682753
November 15: hands-on goat clinic at Aubrey pilgrim ag show barn, bring your goat, free, laid back, no meal
Tentative: show rabbit clinic in January/February, and show cattle clinic in Spring, show sheep/goat clinic in fall.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
- CDC Parenting class, 10:00-11:00 am
- CDC virtual Policy Council, 12:00 pm
- MPJH Picture Day
Thursday, October 21, 2021
- Corprew 2nd-grade field trip
- Brice 2nd-grade field trip
- Brice 4th-grade field trip
MPJH 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B Lady Tigers vs. Texas Middle School (home), 4:30 pm
JV at Marshall (away), 5:30 pm
Freshmen vs. Marshall (home), 5:30 pm
Friday, October 22, 2021
- MPISD Spirit Dress—Pink Out Day
- CDC virtual Parent Committee, 8:15 am
- CDC Parenting class, 10:00-11:00 am
- CDC Financial Literacy, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm
Varsity vs. Marshall (home), 7:30 pm—Hall of Fame game
MPHS JV1, JV2, Varsity Lady Tigers at Marshall (away), 4:30 pm
The Northeast Texas Community College Continuing Education and Corporate Training department will host a Community Health Resource Fair on Friday, Oct. 22, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 N. Jefferson Avenue, Mt. Pleasant. The free event will host more than 60 booths from area vendors and agencies focused on health and wellness.
“The goal of the resource fair is to raise the level of awareness of available health and wellness services which can help our communities begin to recover from the effects of the last two years of the global pandemic,” Lisa York, Coordinator of Continuing Education, said.
We provide free food and door prizes, and Titus Regional Medical Center will also be in attendance providing free COVID-19 vaccines and a variety of health testing.
“We offered a senior adult conference in August, and feedback from the event revealed a need to highlight wellness resources in our area to help all communities in the region. This event is a direct result of that, and we hope to bring these resources together to share their services and what is available to assist people in our community,” York said.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
- MPHS Fall UIL Meet on MPHS campus
- MPHS band at Area Marching Contest, Mesquite
Mark your calendars and join the Paris Festival of Pumpkins Saturday (Oct 23). This community event has become a favorite for the Northeast Texas region. Listen to live music, enjoy a unique shopping experience by browsing downtown stores for huge Festival savings! Visit the many vendors for one-of-a-kind finds and fill up on all your favorite festival Treats like corn dogs, funnel cakes, chocolate-dipped cheesecake, and kettle corn.
We will modify the event for the safety and health of the public. As always, kids have free activities, costume contests, and pumpkin decorating events. In addition, we award cash prizes for best costume and best-decorated pumpkin! As the festival gets closer, we will provide a complete schedule of events and contest information.
It’s time to put on your best Halloween costume, dust off your trick-or-treat basket and head out to Northeast Texas Community College for the 33rd Annual Scare Affair.
The event is from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 23, on the plaza of the main NTCC campus on FM 1735 near Chapel Hill ISD. There will be free candy for all trick-or-treaters, low-cost games for all ages, a costume contest with cash prizes, and more!
“After having to cancel last year due to COVID, we are pleased once again to host our biggest community event of the year. We hope everyone will come out and join us for an evening of safe, affordable fun for the whole family,” Kaymon Farmer, Director of Student Development and Inclusion, said.
In addition to past favorites like the cakewalk and a hayride, Scare Affair will also feature laser tag, a giant slide, rock wall, bounce houses, face and hair painting, tons of games, and great food.
Registration for the costume contest will be a come-and-go from 6:30–7:30 pm in the Student Union Building (SUB). There will be two categories – one for adults and one for kids ages ten and younger. We will post the top five finalists in the SUB at 8:00 pm and announce the winners at 8:30 pm, and prizes are $100 for first place and $50 for second place in both age groups.
The Whatley Center at Northeast Texas Community College will host Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook starring Suzanne O. Davis on its stage Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 pm. Kaye and J.T. Brison sponsor the performance.
Tapestry is the premier musical tribute to Carole King. This show recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, Tapestry. Transport yourself back to the iconic image of her multi-million selling album of 1971.
“We were so disappointed when we had to postpone Tapestry last year due to COVID-19. It may be late, but this show is well worth the wait,” Carolyn Franks, Director of the Whatley Center, said.
Those who held Whatley season tickets for 2019-2020 already have seats reserved for the show. However, additional seats are still available for purchase for those who would like to attend. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students. They are available online at www.whatleycenter.com or by calling the Whatley Center Box Office at 903-434-8181.
The event will be held the same night as NTCC’s annual Scare Affair, so concert patrons are encouraged to use the main campus entrance and park in the area between the Whatley Center and the athletic fields.
Send your questions to Franks at 903-434-8182. Visit www.whatleycenter.com to learn about this and other upcoming events at the Whatley Center.