— Danny Knight, Dana Knight, Kim Wiese and Connie Chisum of Ray of Sunshine Senior Care demonstrated an “aging suit” for guests at Tuesday’s Rise and Shine networking breakfast at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. The suit was designed for medical students to aid in the study of geriatics. Pictured, left to right, are Connie Chisum, Shari Kuykendall and Kim Wiese.
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Unemployment rate down in Cooke County
Recent Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) data shows favorable changes in the local unemployment rate and civilian labor force since the start of 2013, with officials giving equal credit to Cooke County’s strength of industry and proximity to larger cities.
Cooke County EMS facility underway
Staff photo by Greg Russell
High summer heat hasn’t slowed down construction of a new Cooke County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) facility, now under build at the intersection of Chestnut and Church streets in Gainesville.
Circus clown performs at library storyhour series
Free circus tickets will be available to the ‘greatest show on earth’ as the Cooke County Library (CCL) and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (RBABB) have teamed up to promote the library’s summer reading program during a performance Monday by Kelly the Clown at The Little Theater on the North Central Texas College campus.
Lions Club holds officer installation
The Gainesville Lions Club is roaring into the summer with the installation of new officers Friday evening at the Landmark Bank building during the annual dinner ceremony.
Farm Service Agency accepting committee nominations
Cooke County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Scott Tiemann, announced that county committee election nominations begin June 17.
Council to hear name change for Weber Drive
An ordinance proposing a name change for Gainesville’s Weber Drive is set to get a public hearing during Tuesday’s regular city council meeting.
Drought continues throughout state
Despite the helpful torrents of rainfall received in Cooke County lately, many areas in Texas are still classified as being in drought status.
Missing child found safe near Callisburg
CALLISBURG — Wednesday’s disappearance of a 3-year-old girl from a rural residence near Callisburg prompted efforts from more than 45 law enforcement and public safety officers.
Kids learn equestrian skills at NCTC camp
The North Central Texas College (NCTC) equine department’s youth mini-camps are in full swing this month under the direction of NCTC equine science instructor Bill Kaven and equestrian team members.
Event benefits early childhood program
The fifth annual Kids Entertaining Kids events is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Sherman Municipal Ballroom, 405 N. Rusk St. in Sherman.
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