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Clown, ‘professor’ programs next to visit Springtown library

| June 22, 2017
Clown, ‘professor’ programs next to visit Springtown library

Kids poured into Newby Pavilion Thursday, June 15 to participate in the third library program of the summer – this one featuring crafts and face painting. The program was part of the Springtown Public Library’s summer programs which are presented by the Friends of the Springtown Library. Photo by Christina Derr

Last Thursday, June 15, area children were able to make crafts and have their faces painted during the third in the series of Springtown Public Library programs.
The program featured Maria Schmidt’s ceramic crafts sponsored by Pinnacle Bank and Fancy Faces’ face painting sponsored by Still Waters Retreat at Newby Pavilion at Springtown Park.… Read the rest

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Poe on BU list

| June 22, 2017

Springtown High School Class of 2014 graduate Hunter James Poe was named to Baylor University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester.
Poe is completing his studies at the university’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.
In order to be named to the list, Poe was required to maintain a grade point average of at least 3.7 while taking at least 12 credit hours.… Read the rest

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VBS Collects for N2N

| June 22, 2017
VBS Collects for N2N

Children at First Baptist Church Springtown ate up the opportunity to collect hot dog wieners and buns for Neighbor to Neighbors. Over four nights, the youth gathered 5,012 wieners and buns. Boys collected 2,312 dogs and 632 buns while the girls’ numbers finished at 1,264 hot dogs and 784 buns. The challenge came from Springtown’s local charity, Neighbor to Neighbors, which will use the food for children once the summer free lunch program ends. N2N encouraged churches to respond to the challenge; earlier, First United Methodist Church delivered three coolers of wieners and buns to the charity. Next up for the challenge is Outreach of Love and Springtown Church of Christ.

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SPD Plays for SEF

| June 22, 2017
SPD Plays for SEF

Springtown Chief of Police Tony Motley was just one of dozens of participants in the annual Springtown Education Foundation golf tournament fundraiser that took place Friday, June 16 at Azle’s Cross Timbers Golf Course. Photo by Christina Derr

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Reno Wreck Injures Duo

| June 22, 2017
Reno Wreck Injures Duo

Two people were transported to Texas Health Azle following a two-vehicle crash on FM 1542 (Reno Road) at its intersection with North Cardinal Road June 15. According to the accident report filed by Reno Officer E. Beetler, a gray 2007 Mitsubishi Raider pickup driven by Clyde Osborn Lackey, Jr. of Reno ran a stop sign while headed southeast on North Cardinal. Lackey’s pickup drove into the path of a gray 2005 Ford Explorer that was westbound on Reno Road. The driver of the Explorer was Debbie Wheeler Stone, also of Reno. Lackey received a citation for running a stop sign. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Local FFA students earn scholarships

| June 22, 2017

From Springtown and Poolville

BY CHRISTINA DERR
At the conclusion of the 2017 Parker County Livestock Show June 10, several area students received scholarships from local organizations.
Receiving scholarships from the Parker County Livestock Improvement Association were Poolville FFA’s Roy McCleery and Springtown FFA’s Brody McDowell and Sophia Kelley.
McCleery won the group’s $1,000 Merit Scholarship and McDowell and Kelley won the group’s $500 Achievement Scholarships.
Additionally, McDowell received a $500 scholarship from the Parker County Ag Teachers and Kelley received the Parker County 4-H Livestock Committee Scholarship.
Weatherford College awarded their Dub Riddle Memorial Scholarship to Emery Lang from Poolville FFA.… Read the rest

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Blood drive to be held at car show tomorrow

| June 16, 2017
Blood drive to be held at car show tomorrow

 

The car show to be held tomorrow, Saturday, June 17 at Springtown Church of Christ will also feature a blood drive.

Carter BloodCare will conduct the drive on-site at the church from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

The church is located at 316 Church Street. Look for Carter BloodCare bus in the parking lot

For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Colleen Horan at (817) 343-1410.… Read the rest

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Accident leads to DWI arrest

| June 15, 2017
Accident leads to DWI arrest

At Gilliland Rd. and Hwy. 199

BY CHRISTINA DERR
A traffic accident that occurred Monday, June 12 didn’t result in any serious injuries, but it did lead to a charge of driving while intoxicated for one Springtown man.
Virgil Holbrook, 64, was arrested after the accident which took place just after 11 a.m. on Hwy. 199 near the roadway’s intersection with Gilliland Road.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Richard Hunter, a Toyota – driven by 57-year-old April Lease, also of Springtown – was slowing to make a right-hand turn when it was struck in the rear by Holbrook’s vehicle.… Read the rest

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Good N.E.W.S. reaches age 20

| June 15, 2017

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For 20 years now, Good N.E.W.S. Living at Home/Block Nurse Program has been helping senior citizens in the Springtown, Azle, Briar, and surrounding areas continue to live in their homes.
It’s been a labor of love for 17 years for Executive Director Terri Bartlett.
But she’s quick to point out that it’s always been the community – and not her – that’s kept the program going and made it the success it is.
“It really has been a collaborative program owned by the community – and girl, they have owned it,” Bartlett said.
Covering 200 square miles in parts of Tarrant, Parker, and Wise Counties, Good N.E.W.S.… Read the rest

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Hands-on learning

| June 15, 2017
Hands-on learning

SISD teacher Native American culture expert

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Springtown High School biology teacher Curtis Carter has been interested in Native American culture for over five decades.
Carter said he first became interested in the culture and history of Native Americans as an eight-year-old boy and had narrowed his interest in the subject as an adult.
“Within the past 30 years, I have narrowed down my scope to Southern Cheyenne material culture of the 1860s and 1870s,” Carter said.
Assisted by his wife Eleanor and son Matthew, Carter presented a program featuring the knowledge he’s gained in that time to students at Goshen Creek Elementary School, June 8.… Read the rest

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