Saturday, November 20, 2010

Morning Update (11/20/10)

Kaufman County Democrats and the Environmental Co-op are spearheading and effort to collect a full bale of plastic candidate campaign signs for recycling."The more we get the better," said program director Liz Goulding. "We need more signs to make a full bale, then we will take that to a plant in Carrollton" The corrugated plastic signs can be dropped off 8:30-2:30 Monday-Friday at the Environmental Co-op recycling facility, 1100 Airport Road in Terrell.

• The Terrell Share Center and its beneficiaries have one more big thing to be thankful for this holiday season after receiving a $35,000 donation from Walmart. Check out Sunday's edition of The Terrell Tribune for the story.

• The Terrell Rotary Club recognized firefighter Brent Simmons as their Firefighter of the Year during Thursday’s meeting. “Brent is our go to guy on a lot of different things that we do at the department,” Fire Chief Jim Harper said. “He is a model employee and a super person.”

• The Terrell chapter of the Red Cross is joining the national organization's "Holiday Mail for Heroes" program which will provide thousands of holiday greeting cards for veterans and those currently serving in the military. "We have 1,000 cards here, and people may also make or bring their own cards," said local Red Cross coordinator Michelle Conrad. "It just takes a few minutes to come down and it doesn't cost anything but your time." For more information contact the local Red Cross chapter, 972-563-1030.

• Don't forget, Maurices, located at Tanger Outlet Mall, suite 211A, is hosting a food drive, through Nov. 23. For every three items donated, customers will be issued a 20 percent off coupon to use in their store. All of the goods will be donated to the Share Center in Terrel. The store hopes to collect more than 300 items in six days.

• If you're looking to give back to the community, IMPACT, a youth mentoring program, is looking for volunteesr who can mentor youth for one hour per week. 469-474-4861.

• Today, the office of Dr. Alan Nix will host a free movie for children in the community at 10 a.m. at Hometown Cinema at Tanger Outlet Center. For tickets, come by the dental office, located at 101 High St. A parent must accompany children. Seating is limited. 972-563-7633.

• Prior to this weekend's Scot Classic in Highland Park, Lady Tiger basketball coach Michael Halac said he believed his team was in for a challenge as the field included some stiff competition. So far, he's been right. The Lady Tigers (2-2) suffered their first loss of the season to McKinney North on Thursday. On Friday, in an afternoon game against Hockaday, Terrell came up short again, falling 34-33. Once again, Tonisha Dean was the team's high-point scorer, putting in 13 points. The Runnin' Tigers fared better in Kaufman, winning 80-29.

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