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Hunt Regional Healthcare
Hunt Regional Healthcare

The Hunt Regional Healthcare Emergency Center in Quinlan has opened, giving the southern part of Hunt County an emergency-care facility to go with the Commerce facility in the northern part of the county.  Kim Saenz will serve as the director of the Quinlan facility as well as the Commerce facility.  She says the new Quinlan emergency center is located at 736 E.

Pennington Group
Pennington Group

Dallas business consultant and ETSU/A&M-Commerce alumnus Randy Pennington recently wrote a blog article titled, "If Shakespeare Wrote About Business Today."  Randy suggests instead of writing, "let's kill all the lawyers," Shakepeare might write, "let's kill all the managers and supervisors," because Pennington says many are not getting the best out of their employees.

Community Seeds
Community Seeds

Bert Cooper with Community Seeds of Lone Oak, a faith-based organization, has received a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide job training.  Companies in any industry may ask Community Seeds to provide training for specific jobs that need to be filled, at no cost to the company.  For example, Community Seeds is working with the A-Trinity Home Health Care company of Arlington to train people for up to 28 jobs.

Linked In
Linked In

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent for family and consumer sciences Sarah Latham is inviting new members to join the Texas Extension Education Association and the Food Demonstrators groups.  TEEA helps extension agents spread knowledge to people throughout the county, and is involved in civic activities.  Food Demonstrators learn and promote new ideas about cooking.  Sarah also works with the Hunt County 4H Clubs.

Dennis White of the Commerce Food Pantry says the organization has seen a sizable increase in requests for food assistance in the past year.  He says about 200 families per month are assisted.  The Food Pantry (housed at the First Presbyterian Church)  is one of the organizations that receives funding from the charity organization Commerce Community Cares.  Dennis says the Food Pantry has started offering cooking classes to its clients.  Dick Latson, a member of Commerce Community Cares, says the current fund raising drive will continue u

Hunt County United Way
Hunt County United Way

Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the Homeless Coalition recently conducted a survey of homelessness in Greenville, and determined about 100 people are homeless in the city.  The Homeless Coalition is an organization involving the Salvation Army and churches.  The coalition hopes to get federal funds for a larger sh

Hunt Regional Healthcare
Hunt Regional Healthcare

Sally Rhodes, registered dietician with the Hunt Regional Health Care system, says March is National Nutrition Month.  The theme this year is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right."  The emphasis is on mindful eating, savoring the flavor and texture of food, and taking your time to fully enjoy it.  It is possible to schedule a visit with Sally and other nutritionists at the Hun

jimainsworth.com
jimainsworth.com

Long-time Certified Financial Planner Jim Ainsworth reflects on a recent article that says, not only are allowances still a good idea for children, they may also be an effective way for their parents to manage their money.  And Jim adds his observations to a story about an index card that contains all the personal financial advice you'

Our wellness commentator Velvete Womack, proprietor of Commerce's Fire and Ice spa, reflects on a recent Harvard study that says regular meditation rebuilds gray matter in the brain within eight weeks.  Velvete says meditation does not have to involve sitting in a yoga position or learning mantras; it can simply be finding a quite place to let your thoughts flow freely and n

Hunt County United Way
Hunt County United Way

Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the United Way board will hold a focus group for the agencies served by the organization and any others at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3 at the United Way headquarters at 4912 Lee Street in Greenville.  The focus group will discuss how United Way can make more of an impact in the county.  Also, organizations applying for United Way help in 2017 should participate in the focus group, and submit their applications for assistance by Thursday, March 24.

The Broadcast Education Association has named KETR's Blacklands Café among the top faculty-produced long-from radio programs in this year's Festival of Media Arts competition.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce ISD board member LaVelle Hendricks says the school district will offer voluntary Saturday sessions for children in grades 1-6.  The sessions two Saturdays per month will offer tutoring for children wanting to improve their skills.  Parents and students are invited to a meeting on the Saturday school session at 9 a.m. Saturday (February 27) at A.C. Williams Elementary School.

City of Commerce
City of Commerce

Commerce businessman Derek Price, owner of Greenshoot Media, hopes a full slate of candidates brings more people out to vote in the city's municipal election on Saturday, May 7.  Many other Texas cities also have elections on that day.  Price laments that only 172 people voted in last year's Commerce municipal election.  Candidates in this year's election are John Sands and Wyman Williams for mayor; Becky Thompson for City Council, Place 2; and Gene Lockhar

Audie Murphy-American Cotton Museum
Audie Murphy-American Cotton Museum

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville reviews a new Hunt County history exhibit at the Audie Murphy-American Cotton Museum.  And Pud says some major performances are coming to the remodeled Greenville Municipal Auditorium, including "Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters" this Saturday night (February 27), "Celtic Fire" with the Dallas Symphony on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, and country music star Tanya Tucker Saturday, March 18.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce
Commerce Chamber of Commerce

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says "Casino Royale" is the theme of the annual Chamber banquet at 6 p.m.

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