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
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
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 MARK K. CAMPBELL
Athletic Director Scott Anderson’s annual hiring of new coaches is not quite finished.
He has filled a pair of vacant head coaching jobs, but one remains.
Anderson also has reassigned some coaches to take care of other open slots.
Azle High School will see different faces directing boys’ basketball and volleyball this season.
James Crafton is the new hoops coach, replacing Eddy Prather who will still lead the girls’ golf program.… Read the rest
Open house planned, t-shirt contest held
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Fire Department Foundation (AFDF) will mark the 65th anniversary of the Azle Fire Department with an open house at Central Station 52, 900 Lakeview Dr., from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
The general public is invited to stop by that day for a tour of the station and to enjoy free hot dogs, chips, drinks, and snacks while learning about the history of the AFD as well as the Foundation that supports it.
In conjunction with the open house, the AFDF invited every student in the Azle Independent School District to enter artwork into a contest for the official emblem of the Azle Fire Department’s 65th anniversary.… Read the rest