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Community gathers to pray

May 11, 2016
Community gathers to pray

 

On annual National Day of Prayer

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
More than 170 community members and leaders attended the Azle Ministerial Association’s (AMA) annual National Day of Prayer luncheon Thursday, May 5 at 404 Main Place.
The event was held in conjunction with hundreds, if not thousands, like it across the nation. This year’s theme, Wake Up America, emphasized the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to return to the God of our Fathers in reverence for His Holy Name.
To highlight that theme, Isaiah 58:1(a) was chosen as the scripture for the event: “Shout it aloud, do not hold back.… Read the rest

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Leeth earns top CAP honor

May 11, 2016
Leeth earns top CAP honor

Winning the General Billy Mitchell Award was AHS senior Cadet 2nd Lt. Andrew Leeth (center) with Major Bill Wyser (left) and Lt. Col. Ray Twa.

Also promoted to 2nd Lt.

An Azle High School senior received a high honor from the Civil Air Patrol.
Andrew Leeth, part of Azle Composite Squadron TX 456, was given the General Billy Mitchell Award and was promoted to Cadet 2nd Lieutenant on April 19.
Leeth, a senior and son of James and Lori Leeth of Azle and Kenny and Dayna White of Colorado, was awarded the honors at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2137.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

May 11, 2016

BY SUE TURNIPSEED
The Azle Senior Center has been very active with the warmer weather. More seniors are coming to the B. J. Clark Community Center for food, fun, and fellowship.
The center is open Monday through Friday and welcomes everyone over 60 years of age.
A hot lunch is served daily at noon for a voluntary contribution of $2. Reservations must be made a day before you plan to eat as the meals are cooked off-site by Valley Foods and brought to the center ready to eat.
May is Older Americans Month. One in four older Americans makes a positive impact through volunteering.… Read the rest

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Forte hosts Fun Fest & Craft Fair on May 14

May 11, 2016

Forte Junior High School will host its first annual Forte Fun Fest & Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 479 Sandy Beach Rd.
The community-wide event has something for everyone to enjoy. More than 30 crafters and vendors will sell items.
There will be food and drinks at the concession stand and entertainment from Forte’s very own choir, as well as performances by the Forte and Azle High School jazz bands, and the AHS Dazzlers.
Forte homerooms will host games and activities outside, including a bounce house, face painting, and more.
“The Forte Fun Fest & Craft Fair idea developed because we wanted a community-wide event that brings people together to have fun, see students perform, enjoy good food, and do some fun shopping.… Read the rest

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Azle Memorial Library awarded $1,500 Texas Book Festival grant

May 11, 2016

The Azle Memorial Library is one of 44 public libraries across Texas selected to receive The Texas Book Festival’s 2015-16 Texas Library Grants totaling $100,130.
Grant winners were announced at the Texas Library Association conference in Houston April 21.
The Azle Memorial Library was selected for a $1,500 grant.
Of the 44 public libraries awarded, 14 are first-time Texas Book Festival library grant recipients. The TBF’s Texas Library Grants support collection enhancement to help public libraries meet the needs of their communities.
“It is very rewarding to see how impactful each grant is, especially in libraries with little to no collections budgets,” said Lois Kim, the Texas Book Festival’s executive director.… Read the rest

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Elementary schools Cross Timbers, Eagle Heights, and Liberty get teeth program kits

May 11, 2016

Three Azle elementary school students went home with free tooth decay kits courtesy of the Azle Masonic Lodge.
More than 290 kits were delivered to Cross Timbers, Eagle Heights, and Liberty Elementary Schools as part of the Masonic Home and School of Texas Fantastic Teeth Fan Club.
Led by Robert Hicks, Jr., Azle Masons assembled kits comprised of a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, a healthy teeth sticker, a two-minute timer to highlight the optimum brushing time, and Tips for Healthy Teeth educational literature for parents in both English and Spanish.
Tooth decay is the single most common childhood chronic disease – five times more common than asthma.… Read the rest

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Reno launches water payment portal

May 11, 2016

The city of Reno water department has announced the launch of a new payment portal on the city web site.
Water customers who wish to pay online must first register – a five-minute process – at www.cityofrenotx.com. Click on the “Pay Here” link on the left side of the home page or go to Water & Streets. Be sure to have your bill available so you can access your account number.
Water customers currently set up for automatic payments will have to register on the web site, as well, since the city no longer has your credit card information.
Customers may still call and pay with a credit card by phone.… Read the rest

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Backing the Blue at an Early Age

May 11, 2016
Backing the Blue at an Early Age

Jennifer and Nate Simmons of Azle were dismayed, to say the least, to have to summon the Azle Police Department after discovering someone had broken in to their vehicle Sunday, May 8. The couple’s son Zane, however, was so excited at the prospect of meeting a real, live police officer that he put on his own police uniform for the occasion. Azle Officer David Walter even let Zane sit in his police cruiser and turn on the lights and sirens.

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Hands-on Coaching

May 4, 2016
Hands-on Coaching

Coaches Ryan Jordan get up close and personal when training the next batch of football Hornets. Spring drills got underway May 2. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Candidate forum: Pelican Bay mayor

May 4, 2016

Last week’s candidate forum, did not contain Mr. Wrinkle’s reply. Both are responses are below..

 

Ken “Fish” Wrinkle

1. Why are you running for office?
2. What can the council do better to make the city of Pelican Bay better?
3. Please provide your work and personal background, including skills and knowledge that will make you the right person for the position you seek.
4. What’s good about the city of Pelican Bay?
5. What’s the biggest issue facing the city of Pelican Bay?

One questionable word was replaced in Mr Wrinkle’s response.

1. To solicit money for Pelican Bay.… Read the rest

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