— Since March 10, 1980, Deborah Walterscheid could be seen in some capacity at the local hospital. From working as a registered nurse on the medical/OB units to her most recent position in Utilization Review, Deb has been working for the patients of Cooke County for nearly three decades. On Jan. 18, just seven weeks short of her 30th year, Deb made her last rounds at North Texas Medical Center. She was honored with a reception hosted by NTMC on Jan. 17. Pictured is Deborah Walterscheid, right, presented an engraved crystal obelisk honoring her service by NTMC CEO Randy Bacus.
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Courthouse ribbons stand to serve as reminder
With April being Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month, 138 blue ribbons dot the Gainesville courthouse lawn as a reminder of Cooke County children who currently have been placed into foster homes due to abusive or neglectful home situations.
MISD adds wind reinvestment zone
The Muenster Independent School District board approved the creation of the Muenster Wind Reinvestment Zone that will provide a $6.6 million tax benefit for 14 years, according to the April 10 unofficial minutes.
NCTC Cosmetology to offer summer camp
Personal beauty care and hygiene will be the focus of a brand new youth summer camp offered at North Central Texas College in June.
Egg hunting at Frank Buck Zoo
The Easter Bunny made an early appearance at the Frank Buck Zoo Eggstravaganza Saturday as children and parents from all around North Texas collected Easter eggs and photo opportunities during the zoo’s annual celebration.
Wally Cox promoted to Gainesville fire chief
Gainesville Fire-Rescue interim chief Wally Cox was promoted to chief on April 17.
NCTC to stage 'The Bully Plays'
It’s an awful feeling to be bullied.
Sometimes it’s harder still to see bullying happening to others and not know how to stop it.
Abigail’s Arms, the county’s domestic violence shelter and victim resource agency, is determined to teach kids how to intervene when they see their peers emotionally or physically abusing others.
The agency has recently joined forces with North Central Texas College to stage “The Bully Plays” — an anthology of 24 plays depicting various aspects of bullying behavior.
GHS students receive full-ride scholarships
Gainesville High School seniors Payton Cassidy, Conner Kennedy, Vicky Moreno and Hannah Gerken received some good news recently. The students were notified Tuesday that they have received all expense paid, full-ride college scholarships from the Terry Foundation.
NTMC's Bacus honored with merit award
The Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) announced that Randy Bacus, MBA, FACHE, LNFA, CEO of North Texas Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2014 Gordon Russell Merit Award. The announcement was made at the 2014 TORCH Annual Conference & Trade Show Awards luncheon, held last week in Dallas.
Chapman retires after 32 years
Jerry Chapman retired last month as general manager of the Greater Texoma Utility Authority (GTUA) in Sherman. He is a leading and significant individual who assisted in establishing water development
City entrance to get new paint job
Gainesville City Council approved funds to paint the I-35 and California Street Bridge to match the city gateway intersection during the April 15 meeting.
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