New face at Angelina House
Edith Fudge has been hired as the new “Meaningful Pursuits Coordinator” at Angelina House, a senior living community, by parent company Assisted Living Concepts Inc., the company has announced.
In this directorial position, Fudge is charged with developing, implementing, and conducting a “meaningful life enrichment program” focusing on the needs and abilities of residents and of enhancing their way of life.
Fudge also is charged with interacting with the greater community recruiting volunteers, coordinating the volunteer program, community sales events and facilitating community involvement.
Located near Highway 709 and Phillip Street, Angelica House is designed to promote independence and individuality and also provide seniors with additional assistance in their daily routines. These residents enjoy freedom while surrounded by friends and a caring staff at the the home at 211 Philip Street in Jacksonville.
To inquire, call 903-589-1105.
Rusk's July Business of the Month
On July 2, the Rusk Chamber of Commerce Board Of Directors named the practice of financial advisor Debra Hominy of Edward Jones as the Business of the Month. It happened during a short presentation at 148 S. Main Street in Rusk.
To inquire about the honor, contact Dominy at email@example.com. Her webpage is https://www.edwardjones.com/cgi/getHTML/cgi?page=en_US/fa/index.html
There's nothing like Mama's home
A ribbon cutting was held in late June by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for Momma B's Diner, 401 Larissa.
Momma's is a family oriented restaurant serving made to order home cooked meals at breakfast, lunch and Dinner seven days a week. They are open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sundays from 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.
“We now have free Wi-Fi,” exclaims Momma's Facebook page. “Come in and have a cup of coffee and search the web!”
Happenings in Alto
City of Alto's special events: Homecoming Festivities Sept. 21 (WWA, parade, food vendors, dance, etc.) and Fall Fest Oct. 26 with a Live D.J. (seeking local Arts & Crafts vendors, businesses, fundraisers, talent, entertainment, games, organizations, & food vendors to participate) for Car Show, Beauty Pageant, and Battle of the Band entries, and volunteers of all ages for both events to make these planned activities be a success.
Contact the Alto Chamber at (936) 858-1000 for details and to become a volunteer or be a participate in any way and to refer someone. All according to Kathi Davis, Secretary of the Alto Chamber of Commerce
Stage...the final frontier
Cherokee Civic Theatre's TNT (Thespians 'N Training) theatre arts camp is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing one of the most dynamic camps in East Texas. Each year, over 70 young people between the ages of 6 and 18 have produced a one-act play in just 40 hours — which is why TNT has its nickname of the “40 hour frenzy.”
Campers are divided into troupes based on ages with each troupe auditioning, rehearsing and building sets, costumes and props for their one-act presentation in the Grand Finale Showcase.
TNT's goals are not only to enhance stage skills, but also to promote the cooperation, creativity goal-setting that any theatrical production requires.
“Our motto is 'It's All Good!' and we truly emphasize that concept because we believe everyone has something to contribute when it comes to creating a great show,” a released announcement shows. “The TNT Camper Pledge embodies this philosophy so we follow it closely and expect our campers to do the same.”
TNT 2013 will run July 15-26 with the Grand Finale Showcases presented for friends, family and the community throughout the day on Saturday, July 27.
TNT Daytime Troupes (Grades 1-8)
All TNT registrations are first-come, first-served and space is limited. All registration forms and fees must be received before a camper is fully registered. Phone, fax and email registrations are not possible.
Campers registered by June 24 will receive a free official TNT T-shirt. Sibling discounts are available for a limited time.
For more info, call 903-683-2131 or visit the website at www.CherokeeTheatre.net.
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BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL: Month of July marked with new hires, new activities and Cherokee County sensibilities
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