Holiday market set for Nov. 10
The Mountain Springs Community Center will have its Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10.
Local vendors and artisans will have booths set up for Christmas shoppers looking for food or gifts for the holidays.
Vendor spaces are available for $25 for an indoor space with electricity, or $15 for a covered outdoor space. Vendors may set up on the outside grassy area for free, first come, first served.
Vendor applications are due by Nov. 7. For information, contact Shauna Fisher at 903-522-9721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOP Women to meet Thursday
The Cooke County Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in the fellowship hall of First Christian Church.
Judy James, district director for Senate District 30 and a member of the board of the Texas Federation of Republican Women, will talk about the final stretch to election day. The meeting will also mark the start of the club’s 2019 membership drive. It’s open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Vice President of Programs Dianne Helms at 940-368-0007.
GOP to gather for election watch party
Cooke County Republicans will meet at Marca Sino Brazilian Steakhouse for an election night watch party at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. The steakhouse is at 2208 E. U.S. 82 in Gainesville. No reservations are required, but anyone planning to attend is asked to say so on the Cooke County Republicans’ Facebook event. For more information, leave a message at the Cooke County GOP headquarters, 940-665-8683.
Heifer contest winners announced at fall beef management program
The winners of the Cooke County AgriLife Extension’s Red River Regional Commercial Heifer Contest were announced Friday night at the extension office’s annual fall beef cattle management program.
Tara Whitely was named the overall winner, receiving the Best Pen award consisting of a custom jacket and a $300 prize. She also won the Senior Interview award of a pullover jacket and $75.
Jacqueline Smith won the Senior Record Book award, of an Arctic cup and $75. The Junior Interview award went to Alexis Whitely, who also received a pullover jacket and $75. Ty Whitely won the Junior Record Book award, receiving an Arctic cup and $75.
Seven pens of heifers were entered in the contest, according to a press release from the extension. Two of the pens were offered for sale. Local cattle rancher Rudy Schumacher bid $1,425 per head to buy both pens.
About 75 attended the cattle management program, according to the release.