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If Your Teen Texts ’99,’ What Does It Mean?

Cracking the Code: 37 texting acronyms and abbreviations every parent should know Omaha World-Herald- If your teen has a smartphone, there’s a good chance they’re familiar with a list of acronyms, abbreviations and short-hand to they’re incorporating into their messages. As an educator of teens and young adults, I hear ...

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Apr 23)

Stacie Robbins Friday afternoon, Paris Police arrested Stacie Robbins, 41, in the 700-block of SE 33rd.  Robbins had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. They found him in possession of identifying information of another person as well as drug paraphernalia. Ricky Butler Friday evening officers arrested Ricky Butler, 27, in the 1300-block ...

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NE Texas Pharmacist Jailed

    A Northeast Texas pharmacist has pleaded guilty to five felony drug charges. Authorities are accusing 33-year-old David Tetreau of selling prescription drugs and marijuana to an undercover Texarkana Texas Police informant. The judge will determine whether to accept the plea bargain. The next court date is set for ...

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Hunt County Teen Caught In Burglary Attempt

    A Hunt County teenager was caught by a homeowner breaking into a car and held at gunpoint until deputies arrived on the scene. Officers charged 17-year-old Cole Jordan Lairsey, of Quinlan, with Burglary of a Vehicle and Possession of a Dangerous Drug. His bonds total $8500.

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Gilmer Man Sentenced To Federal Prison

    A Northeast Texas man has been sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison on felony drug and other charges. James Earl Buchanan, 30, of Gilmer, pleaded guilty in federal court to distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, felon ...

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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