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Fri
10
Feb

Mexia kids sought for auditions

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Mexia students who can sing, make music or dance have just a few days left to prepare for the tryouts for the annual talent show sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mexia.
Entry forms for the auditions are available at each campus, and entry in the competition is free.
This will be the Rotary Club of Mexia’s 62nd Annual Talent Show, and the contest has been quite popular. Not only do entrants get to show their talent to friends, family and the community, but the top 10 contestants will get cash prizes the night of the show.
Although the talent show itself is not until March 10, the auditions to get into the show are next Tuesday through Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. each day:

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Wed
08
Feb

Lively colonial life on display at Old Fort Parker

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
This weekend’s Colonial Event is the first of the historic re-enactments coming to Limestone County this year, so those who go to Old Fort Parker Friday-Sunday, Feb. 10-12, will see living history, with Saturday being the main day of activity. Folks from across Texas, dressed in the manner of those living in the United States during the Colonial Period, 1754-1790, will converge on the old fort for the event.
Expected are French, Spanish and British characters as well as citizens of the American colonies, to include hunters, trappers, farmers, craftsmen, merchants, voyagers and town folk, including women of various backgrounds. Many of the re-enactors will demonstrate some of the skills needed in everyday Colonial life, such as cooking, hand sewing, leather smithing, candle making, fire building, tomahawk throwing and hunting. Also shown will be 18th-century medical equipment, firearms and a demonstration of artillery.

Wed
08
Feb

Forrest given opportunity to attend program at John Hopkins

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
A Limestone County teenager, Jaci Forrest, is making the whole county proud since she has been chosen to attend a two-week program this summer at prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The only catch is she needs $5,000 to make the trip with all expenses, so she is raising money through fundraisers and other types of donations.
The Groesbeck High School junior said she has wanted to become a cardiologist since she was in intermediate school, so attending the program fits into her life plans and goals.

Mon
06
Feb

Mexia health fair to hold repeat performance

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
The health fair held last year in Mexia went over so well that the organizers plan to hold it again on Friday, Feb. 10.
The Second Annual Health & Wellness Fair will take place at the Mexia Civic Center, 101 S. McKinney, from 9 a.m. to noon that day.
Partnering to put on the event are Parkview Regional Hospital, the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce and the Advocacy Center.
Attendees will be offered free health screenings, health information and many other freebies, and is open to those of any age in the community.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
06
Feb

Candanoza asked to step up

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
A Mexia High School graduate volunteering in his field of interest was recently asked to step in as a full time employee.
Adrian Candanoza had been a volunteer at The Manor nursing home for eight months, initially to get experience working in a nursing facility.
“My favorite experience as a volunteer has been at The Manor nursing home,” he said. “Since I’ve been there, I’ve fallen in love with the residents and staff.”
Candanoza has more than 350 hours of volunteer service, most of it at The Manor. He had anticipated being there only a short time, getting experience in his field. After he had been there just a few weeks, however, he was asked to fill in for the activity director, Crystal Weverka, while she was on maternity leave.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Fri
03
Feb

Point Enterprise to hold chili dinner fundraiser

Mexia News Staff Report

The annual chili dinner fundraiser at Point Enterprise is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11.
The dinner will take place at the Point Enterprise Clubhouse from 5 to 7 p.m. Chili with toppings, crackers, a soft drink and dessert will be served for a donation. The suggested amount is $5, but attendees may contribute what they wish.
Live music by area musicians is scheduled, and Point Enterprise Community Association President Helen Matthews is encouraging everyone to come.
“The public is cordially invited to come and enjoy the evening with us and support the Point Enterprise community,” Matthews said.
Proceeds will be used to maintain the Clubhouse as well as the historic church next door.
“The money will go to keeping the community center open for the public to enjoy,” Matthews said.

Fri
03
Feb

Sister’s death may help make life-threatening habit against the law

By Timothy J. O’Malley
Managing Editor

While Texas Representative Tom Craddick (Midland) makes his fourth attempt to create a traffic violation for smartphone use while driving, Mexian resident Jimmy Rincker is more hopeful than ever.
Rincker, along with 20 other families, went to the state capital Thursday, Feb. 2 to hear Rep. Craddick propose House Bill 62 during the 85th Texas Legislative Session to create a traffic violation for smartphone use while driving.
Rincker’s reason for this bill to pass is more personal and closer to heart. His sister, Amanda Rincker, died in November 2015 when the car she was driving crashed. Rincker said, “We believe she crashed as a result of her picking up her phone to send a text message. We know of two texts she sent at the time of the wreck. One was to her friend texting, ‘Going to Groesbeck. I love you’ and one to her best friend “Are you awake?’”

Fri
03
Feb

Scouts seeking young men who want adventure, skill-set

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
The Mexia Boy Scouts are looking for boys in this area who are interested in developing new skills, having adventures and learning about a wide variety of topics – especially learning by doing – to join their troop.
The number of members rises and falls over time, and currently there are about eight members, all of whom are from Teague or Fairfield.
The former Mexia Scoutmaster had to move because of his job, so longtime Scoutmaster Clint Flatt is Scoutmaster of the Mexia troop once again.

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Thu
02
Feb

State health grant helps county patients

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
An initiative to reduce hospital admissions and re-admissions for several medical conditions prevalent in Limestone County has been working, and those administering the grant associated with the initiative are thrilled.
Leeann Guest and Brandy Kennedy, of Limestone Medical Center, with input from Jennifer Lynch, of Parkview Regional Hospital, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Mexia on the Limestone County Disease Management Coalition and the grant it has received annually for the past six years. The Coalition is comprised of both hospitals, some nursing homes and home health agencies.
In some of those years, the grant was for $100,000, but for the past two years, it was $189,000 for the two years combined. The money comes entirely from state funds through the Department of State Health Services, under its Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations Program Division, Kennedy said.

Thu
02
Feb

Four city council seats to be on ballot

By Timothy J. O’Malley
Managing Editor

It is not a time for the residents of Mexia to relax after the presidential election as the City of Mexia will have, up for grabs, four seats open for general election on May 7.
Mexia City Council, on Jan. 17 during their regular scheduled meeting, resolved to call to elect offices of City Council Places of Mayor and Districts 1,3 and 4 to serve until May of 2019.
Since the publication of this article, Mayor Troy Miller will run as the incumbent. Two challengers have filed to run for mayor. They are Richard Duncan and Arthur (a.k.a. Chunky) Busby.
Glenn McGuire is the incumbent for Place 1. Gary Lawsen has filed and is, so far, the only opposition.
Geary Smith was appointed City Council Place 3 when Kelvin Beachum Sr. resigned. Smith will run for Place 3 and is, thus far, unopposed.

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