BY JULIE WALDOCK
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
This is the driving philosophy behind Heifer International.
An Arkansas-based organization, Heifer International aims “to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.”
They focus on sustainable solutions, such as giving needy families animals in order to provide them with a steady food supply and income.… Read the rest
Local businesses and organizations team up to help students
BY JULIE WALDOCK
Many local students are unable to afford basic back-to-school items such as socks or shoes.
So local groups are stepping up.
Servolution and The Church at Azle have teamed up with the Azle Lions Club, the Azle Women’s Business Association, and the Azle Independent School District to help solve this problem.
The collection program began May 1 and runs to July 31; each group has designated items that are most needed.
Servolution and The Church at Azle are collecting kids’ socks and underwear.
The Azle Lions Club will accept boys’ and girls’ backpacks and the Azle Women’s Business Association is gathering children’s shoes of all sizes.… Read the rest
An Azle Lions Club member accepted a unique award from the group.
Brandon C. Reese was given the Grass Root Lion Award at the Pottsboro Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center.
The club’s District Governor Robert Carlson presented the certificate to Reese.
The Lions Club uses the honor to recognize “up and coming” members who have been in the club for less than five years but have been “exemplary to the spirit of Lionism” through work in the community and the club.… Read the rest
Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the period May 8-June 11:
• Jerry C. Schilling, 53, was arrested May 12 in the 1800 block of Boyd Road and charged with possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 2A, less than two ounces. He was released from jail May 15.
• Brandon R. Chamberlain, 34, was arrested May 13 in the 1000 block of Jarvis Lane for a warrant for theft of property $750-2,500. He was released from jail May 13.
• Kathleen E. Fagan-Hill, 53, was arrested May 14 in the 500 block of Northwest Parkway and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).… Read the rest
Tri-County Amateur Radio Club will operate ham radios at the annual ARRL Field Day event at the Azle Emergency Operations Center located at the Azle Fire Department, 900 Lakeview Dr. in Azle.
The event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and runs for 24 hours.
The exercise is designed to test the club’s ability to set up and operate individual operator’s equipment using non-commercial power in case of commercial communications failure.… Read the rest
BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
Another week of fun, food, and fellowship has gone by with everything from celebrating birthdays to education and information.
Located at 603 Southeast Parkway, the Azle Senior Center specializes in fun.
Billy Dycus continues to add to our knowledge of living with diabetes with his monthly sessions.
Also along the lines of healthy living, we have someone here on Wednesdays that will check your blood pressure.
Silver Strings went to Azle Manor Monday morning, June 13, and performed for the residents. The group meets at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays to rehearse and performs once a month to the delight of the residents.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Graduating seniors in the Azle High School Class of 2016 received $3,388,149 in scholarships during a presentation in the AHS auditorium May 19.
Of that amount, $1,258,000 in scholarships came from various branches of the U.S. Military; $2,003,697 from colleges and universities; and $126,452 from local businesses, individuals, and organizations.
• The U.S. Marine Corps presented scholarships in the amount of $85,000 each to Andrew McClung, Shawn Mackey, Faris Saleh, Bethany Carroll, and Morgan Grimard,.
• The U.S. Navy presented scholarships in the amount of $160,000 each to Jousie Juantos, Dawson Stephens, and Kenneth Chappell.
• Jonah Dowden and Roy Brinker each received a scholarship for $100,500 from the U.S.… Read the rest