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Early Voting Continues Through May 1

  Early voting for the May municipal elections in Texas is now underway and will continue through Tuesday, May 1. At stake are city councils, school boards, and some hospital board members. Some area entities are holding bond issue and local options referendums. Election Day is Saturday, May 5.

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May At Daingerfield State Park

May 2018 Special Events and Programs at Daingerfield State Park! Daingerfield, TX— Daingerfield State Park is the place to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world in Northeast Texas. During May, the park will host programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world and cultural history. ...

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Fatal Crash At Jacksonville

  Friday afternoon after 4:30 there was a two-vehicle fatal crash on FM-177 in Cherokee County. It was seven miles south of Jacksonville. A 2004 Buick LeSabre driven by Susan Lynnette Baker, 40, of Troup, was traveling west on FM-177 entering a left curve at an unsafe speed. Baker overcorrected, ...

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

  This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of South Central Arkansas, Southwest Arkansas, North Central Louisiana, Northwest Louisiana, Southeast Oklahoma, North Texas, East Texas and Northeast Texas. Showers and a few thunderstorms will increase across much of East Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas, and Western Louisiana this afternoon, ahead ...

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Texas Adds Nonfarm Jobs

Texas Adds 32,000 Nonfarm Positions in March The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.0 percent in March and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 32,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in March, which marked 21 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the ...

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Financial Peace University
Mar 19 @ 1:00 am – Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

Mar
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Region VIII Education Service Center Job Fair
Mar 23 @ 12:15 pm – Apr 27 @ 1:15 pm

Region 8 ESC will be hosting its annual Job Fair this year on Friday, April 27th. Applicants from Texarkana to Greenville, Paris to Longview, and surrounding areas have been invited to attend.

Mar
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Financial Peace University
Mar 26 @ 1:00 am – May 6 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

Apr
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Financial Peace University
Apr 2 @ 1:00 am – May 13 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

Apr
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Financial Peace University
Apr 9 @ 1:00 am – May 20 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

Apr
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Financial Peace University
Apr 16 @ 1:00 am – May 27 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

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MPISD
Apr 23 all-day

Monday, April 23, 2018
• Kindergarten Registration: Brice, Corprew, Fowler, Sims, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Child Development Center Volunteer Training, 8 a.m.
• Child Development Center Parent Class, 5:30 p.m.
• MPISD Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
• MPHS Senior Western Banquet, Tennison UMC, 6-9 p.m.
• Boys Golf
Tigers @ Regional Tourney, Rockwall G & AC

Financial Peace University
Apr 23 @ 1:00 am – Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

MPISD Kindergarten Round-Up Scheduled
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm

Annie Sims Elementary, E.C. Brice, Vivian Fowler, and Frances Corprew Elementary Schools will hold registration for next year’s Kindergarten classes Monday (Apr 16). It runs through Friday (Apr 27) from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Parents/guardians will need to bring a copy of the parent/guardian’s driver’s license, a copy of the child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization records and proof of residence. Children need to be at least five years old on or before September 1, 2018, to register for Kindergarten.

Parents should report to the school in their attendance zone. If you are unsure of which area you are located, contact MPISD Central Administration at 903-575-2000 or one of the campuses: Brice at 903-575-2057, Corprew at 903-575-2050, Fowler at 903-575-2070 and Sims at 903-575-2062. The Attendance Zone maps are also on the MPISD website (www.mpisd.net) under the Resources: Parents tab.

Children’s Museum
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Children’s Museum Takes a step towards the Future

Silent Auction provides an opportunity to be involved with the Museum’s future.

(April 10, 2018, Commerce, Texas) – The 2018 Silent Auction for the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum will be a pivotal event for the Museum. The auction is Monday (Apr 23) in the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus. The bidding begins at 6:00 pm and closes at 8:00 pm.

The Museum continues its challenges as it deals with issues involving the current building site. In June 2017, Texas A&M University-Commerce announced that the Museum could look forward to a new place at the location of the previous University president’s home. The Museum would join a proposed agricultural complex at the site.

Finalization of this exciting proposal includes a new building for the Museum’s future. The 2018 Silent Auction will initiate an active step toward raising the $3 to $5 million needed for the new construction.

“We will need support from throughout northeast Texas to make the proposed building a reality,” said Sharline Freeman, Director of the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum. “I envision our visitors – parents, grandparents, students, and children – engaging to help us achieve what appears to be a Herculean task. I do think it happens. This year’s Silent Auction is a new beginning.”

Guests at the auction will find a variety of items for bidding as they enjoy a fun and festive evening out with friends and neighbors. Items include floral arrangements, furniture, home accents, original paintings and artwork, collector’s items, holiday décor and jewelry, as well as unique experience packages, and much more.

An exciting part of this year’s Silent Auction will be the raffle. Some ways exist to purchase raffle tickets include buying them from Museum board members, at State Farm Insurance in Commerce, in person or by calling the Children’s Museum – or even by purchasing them at the door on the night of the event. With the support of the community, this year’s raffle will include three items. These will be cards totaling $1,000 sponsored by Alliance Bank, Cypress Bank, Guaranty Bank and Trust, and Inwood Bank; a 60” TV donated by 10-2-4 Ranch; and a Yeti package given by Commerce Veterinary Clinic. Raffle tickets are $5 or 5 tickets for $20.

The Market provides another venue for shopping. With family recipes for hot sauces and barbecue sauce, the Market will also have an assortment of baked goods and other culinary delights. Favorite items from the Children’s Museum Gift Store will also be available. The Museum accepts checks, cash and credit cards.

“There are so many ways to support this event. Donate an item for the auction, purchase a raffle ticket, or visit the Museum Market. We request community support by attending and participating in the bidding of more than 300 items,” said Donna Tavener, Museum board president. “We hope that this year’s Silent Auction will be a great event as the Children’s Museum moves toward a new building.”

Call the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum at (903) 886-6055 to donate an item, purchase tickets or with any questions.

For additional information, contact:
Sharline Freeman, Executive Director
Northeast Texas Children’s Museum
NW Corner Culver and Highway 50
Commerce, Texas 75428
Telephone: (903) 886-6055 or (903) 456-4789
Email: director@netxcm.com