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Blast from the Past - April 21

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30 YEARS AGO - APRIL 17, 1981

Tamara Diane Dearing and Donald Dean Garcia

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dearing, Sr. of Celeste announce the engagement of their daughter, Tamara Diane, to Donald Dean Garcia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Garcia of Wolfe City. The wedding is planned for June 19 at 6 p.m. in the home of Nolan E. Jones of Greenville. Miss Dearing is a junior at Celeste High School. Garcia is a 1978 graduate of Wolfe City High School and is employed at Hennington's in Wolfe City.


District Junior High girls' track meet results in abundant honors

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April 14, 2011 - On March 31 the District Junior High girls track meet was held in Wolfe City. The results for the seventh grade are as follows: Team - third place; shot put - first place, Hannah Lipsey, fifth place, Sabrina Chambliss; discus - fourth place, Hannah Lipsey; long jump - third place, Jordan Compton and fifth place, Sarah Myers; triple jump - first, Jordan Compton and third Sydney Ball; high jump - second place Sarah Myers; 4x100 relay - first place, Ball, Rector, Compton and Myers; 800 meter - sixth Savannah Horton; 100 meter hurdles - fifth place, Effie Warren; 100 meter dash - second, Sierra Rector, third Jordan Compton, fifth Sydney Ball; 200 meter dash - fourth Sarah Myers


The Coffee Club

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April 14, 2011 - Hostess for the Coffee Club meeting on April 6 was Christine Carrington. Those attending were Ruby Miller, Judy Hubbard, Frances Reynolds, Mary Jane James, Gwen Schroth, Lynda Lou Thorp and Jo Willa Pierson.

Easter pastels decorated the tables with pink tablecloths, green plates and pastel colored napkins. Small bowls filled with colorful wrapped chocolate eggs were placed down the center of the tables. Each member received a colorful plastic egg filled with delicious candies and they also enjoyed a variety of fruits.

The group was small but everyone enjoyed refreshments and fellowship.


Rural Technology Grant paves the way for iPads in Celeste ISD classroom

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April 14, 2011 - iPads will soon make their way into the hands of CISD students. This innovative technology project was funded through the Rural Technology Grant that was awarded to the district in the fall of 2010.

Each campus will have a mobile cart of 25 iPads to use in the classroom. With a 10-hour battery, iPads are much more mobile than laptops. It features a 9.7 inch screen, weighs 1.5 pounds, and has a high-resolution display with multi-touch capability.


CHS Student advances to Regional UIL

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April 14, 2011 - Celeste High School sophomore, Frances Wilgus, placed third in 1-A District 17 UIL Ready Writing. Frances will compete on Saturday, April 16, in Nacogdoches at the Regional UIL contest.


Blast From the Past - April 14

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30 YEARS AGO - APRIL 10, 1981

Bo Lipsey Retires After 37 Years

Bo Lipsey, owner and operator of the Kingston Grocery Store, has retired after thirty-seven years.

Lipsey is a 1931 graduate of Celeste High School. He played football under the coaching of Joe Murphy. Former football players that year were Bill Berry, Billie Tom Roach, Vendell Hudson, Bill Jones, Charley Doyle, Jess Mark Jr., G. D. Hyde and Sparky Chaney.

Lipsey started the grocery business in 1937. Leaving in 1943 to join the CB's of the Navy and returned to Kingston grocery business in 1945. And has been their ever since. Up until recently the store was open seven days a week.

Lipsey has two sons, Ronald Lipsey of Garland and Danny Lipsey of Kingston and four grandchildren.

Danny and wife Debbie Lipsey will operate the Kingston store now.


Kindergarten holds successful Rodeo

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April 7, 2011 - The Celeste Elementary Kindergarten performed in the annual kindergarten rodeo on Thursday, March 31. The rodeo was complete with a grand entry, barrel racing, steer roping, bull riding and a grand finale including the Chicken Dance and the Cotton-Eyed-Joe.

Pictured are (top) Kindergarten rodeo riders (left to right) Tanner White and Ragan Adams and (bottom) clowns Brenden Carter, Cutter George and Ronnie Russell in the riding events. - Photos courtesy of Julie Dillard


Seventh graders take part in project

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April 7, 2011 - Region 10 Library Consultant, Terry Roper, visited with seventh grade students from Mrs. Hicks' English Language Arts class on Wednesday, March 3. Celeste Junior High School is part of a Region 10 technology pilot project called The Future is Now.


Willess named CASA Volunteer of the Year

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JApril 7, 2011 - o Willess of Celeste took home the top honor of the night at the recent Volunteer Banquet of the Fannin County Children's Center. Willess was named the CASA Volunteer of the Year for her work in advocating for abused children in foster care.

CASA Program Director Joyce McGehee and CASA Casework Supervisor Sandy Hood both described Willess's volunteer efforts over the last eight years. Hood talked about how each time Willess finished a case, she would say she was going to take a break for awhile, but then would be calling within a few days, asking if there was another case she could take.


Thursday Club

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April 7, 2011 - The Celeste Thursday Club met on March 24 at the Celeste High School Library. Rachel Clark, Mary Ann Hooks, Allene Mize, Lynda Lou Thorp, Frances Armstrong, Patsy Whitworth, Lynn Felty, Sarah Andry, Chris Carrington, Judy Hubbard, Mary Jane James, Bethalyne Lyon, and Jo Willa Pierson attended the meeting. Allene Mize gave the devotion about life being a gift, enjoy it, and laugh often.

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