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Pre-K Program

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June 9, 2011 - The Celeste Elementary Pre-K class celebrated their school year with a "We're Ready for Kindergarten!" program on Thursday, May 26. The students were given a certificate of accomplishment for all their hard work in Pre-K.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 September 2011 14:21 )

Lift-a-thon raises funds for athletics

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June 9, 2011 - The Celeste Blue Devils held the Second Annual Blue Devil Lift - A - Thon to help raise funds for the athletic program on May 26. High school and junior high students maxed out with their best lifts. High school junior, Allen Lyday, claimed the top honor by lifting 475 pounds. The Celeste Athletic Booster Club served hot dogs and drinks at the big event.

Pictured is Allen Lyday (center) as he lifts 475 pounds during the lift-a-thon.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 September 2011 14:20 )

The Coffee Club

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June 9, 2011 - Gwen Schroth served as hostess at the Celeste Coffee Club meeting on June 1. Those attending were Frances Reynolds, Ruby Miller, Melba Compton, Judy Hubbard, Bethalyne Lyon, Karen Lyon, Marjorie Denny, Mary Ann Hooks, Jo Willa Pierson, Rachel Clark, Vicki J. Griffis and Barbara Ashworth.

Schroth decorated the tables with some of her pretty and unusual doll collection from different countries. She shared with the other members some information from each one. The ladies enjoyed fellowship and a variety of refreshments.


Blast from the Past - June 9, 2011

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30 YEARS AGO - JUNE 12, 1981

Bob Barnard Elected President 1st Nat'l Bank

Robert B. (Bob) Barnard was elected president of the Celeste First National Bank in a meeting of directors of the bank Wednesday, June 3, 1981.

Other changes include the elections of Bill Stevens of Dallas as Chief Executive Officer, David Kent, Celeste, new employee in training as a lending officer, and Albert Granberry, retiring as president after 19 years, 35 years total. He is now Chairman of the Board.


Blast From the Past: June 2, 2011

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30 YEARS AGO - JUNE 5, 1981

Nan Chambliss Receives Thursday Club Award

This year's Thursday Club Award was presented to Nanette Chambliss at graduation ceremonies on Friday night, May 29.

Nan is an honor graduate who has been active in many school activities; Pep Squad for four years, being head majorette her senior year, basketball for four years, track for three years, F.H.A. for four years, class officer for three years and annual staff business manager. Classmates honored her by electing her Miss Celeste High School.

The $100 award is given to a student who enrolls in a college school and does not receive other monetary assistance. Nanette plans to attend East Texas State University in the fall.


Ashworth hosts nine at Coffee Club meeting

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June 2, 2011 - Celeste Coffee Club met May 25 with Barbara Ashworth serving as hostess to nine attendees. Ruby Miller, Judy Hubbard, Lynda Lou Thorp, Frances Reynolds, Mary Ann Hooks, Christine Carrington, Martha Swindall, Rachel Clark and Jo Willa Pierson attended.

The tables were covered with soft petal pink tablecloths and fresh flower arrangements of yellow and pink were centerpieces, with white and pink candle holders. Tableware was adorned with white, pink and burgundy colors.

Fruit cups and a variety of other refreshments were enjoyed by all.


Bingo Club hosted by Christine Carrington

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June 2, 2011 - The Celeste Bingo Club met on May 17 with Christine Carrington serving as hostess.

The members attending were Virginia Johnson, Ruby Miller, Sarah Andry, Evelyn Mulkey, Mary Ann Hooks, Loretta Shuler, Judy Hubbard, Lynda Lou Thorp, Patsy Withworth, and Vicki J. Griffis.


Sports awards given out at annual sports banquet

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May 26, 2011 - The Celeste Blue Devil Sports Banquet was held Friday, May 20. Those receiving awards were as follows: 2010 Blue Devil Football - MVP, Allen Lyday; Offensive MVP, Braden Morrow; Defensive MVP, Tim Herman; Fighting Devil, Nick Carpenter; Best Lineman, Trevor Daugherty; 2010 Dance Team - Best Dancer, Misty Nixon; Best Kick, Morgan Warren, Best Smile, Hannah Burden; Most Improved, Alyson Burke; Most Dedicated, Grace Nix; 2010 Cheer - Best Jump (herkie) & Best Stunt, Kaylie Mahurin; Best Smile, Kristi Patterson; Best Jump (right herkie), Deryan Edge; Best Jump (left from hurdler) & Best Crowd Involvement, Alisha Williford; Best All-Around Cheer, Sydney Ball; Best Dancer, Tirrani Dozier; Best Showmanship & Best Teammate, Madalyne Pearce; Best Cheer Technique & Motions, Haley Trentham; 2010 Drum Corps - MVP, Anthony Rouleau; Lady Devils' Basketball - MVP, Haley Shelton; Offensive MVP, Morgan Lewis; Defensive MVP, Alisha Williford; Hustle Award, Madalyne Pearce; Coaches Award, Haley Trentham; Blue Devils' Basketball - MVP, Cody Genson; Offensive MVP, Justin Heuber; Defensive MVP, Austin Shatto; Co-Most Improved, Blake Garcia/Trevor Daugherty; Lady Devils' Track - MVP, Jennifer Moore; Cross Country - Boys' MVP, Justin Bennett; Girls' MVP, Madalyne Pearce; Blue Devil Track, Trevor Daugherty; 2011 Tennis - Girls' MVP, Lucy Abbott; Boys' Co-MVP, Robert Vankirk/Blake Garcia/Bryce Kieffer; 2011 Golf - Girls' MVP, Samantha Carter; Boys' MVP, Allen Lyday; Most Improved, Brad Mayrell; 2011 Softball - Offensive MVP, Jessica Walker; Defensive Co-MVP, Kelli White/Rachel Myers/Kirsten Evans; 2011 Baseball - MVP, Allen Lyday; Best Bat, Scott Collida; Best Glove, Blake Garcia; and 2011 Powerlifting - MVP, Alec Smith.


FFA Banquet honors first, second and third place winners

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May 26, 2011 - The Celeste FFA Banquet was held on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. Parents, guests, FFA Booster Club members and Celeste FFA students enjoyed a chicken-fried steak dinner as local FFA students were awarded for achievement in the areas of leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 September 2011 09:18 )

Blast from the Past: May 26, 2011

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30 YEARS AGO - MAY 29, 1981

It's a Boy!

Mike and Bonnie Pickerill of Wolfe City announce the birth of a son, Chad Michael, born May 22, 1981weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

Grandparents are Mrs. Ellen Pickerill of Wolfe City and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hall of Celeste.

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