Scouts plant tree in honor of Veterans

Photo Jim Powers/Tyler County BoosterPhoto Jim Powers/Tyler County Booster

Veteran's of Tyler County now have a place to reflect and know that their personal sacrifices for our freedoms will never be forgotten.The Girl and Boy Scouts, the Tyler County Heritage Village along with the Monk Family, of Monk's Action Wash, dedicated an oak tree and bench to forever show the Veteran's how much they are appreciated and loved this past Veteran's Day. About 30 scouts and their leaders, invited the county's veteran's to the Heritage Village for this very special event. During the ceremony, Woodville Girl Scout Paige Evans read a poem she wrote just for the dedication. Those involved in the ceremony expressed how important it was to remember our servicemen and women who give of themselves daily so that we can enjoy freedoms that we take for granted. Not only did the group remember our Veteran's who are here with us, but Mallory Monk gave tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by playing Taps.
Special thanks to Woodville Pizza Hut and East Texas Home Health for providing refreshments for the veteran's and their families. and God as their shield.

Can't get enough of that Rotary Gumbo

Rotary Gumbo

Can't get enough of that Rotary Gumbo—The Rotary Club held their Annual Gumbo Supper last week. As always, lots of folks turned out to eat in, or take out some of their famous seafood or chicken gumbo. It takes a lot of hands to serve that much gumbo. Rotary members and Interact Club students all pitched in to make the event a success. Rotary District Governor Don Taylor (left) is shown with Rotary member Lou Campbell working to keep up with the demand! (Jim Powers/Tyler County Booster photo)

‘Adopt An Angel’ Christmas Program

Will your child have Christmas this year? For the past 27 years the Tyler County Child Welfare Board has sponsored the "Adopt an Angel" Christmas program. The "Adopt an Angel" program works with other social services agencies, along with area schools and churches to help provide Christmas to Tyler County children who might not otherwise have Christmas.

Parents and/or guardians may apply for children birth through 15 years of age. If there are younger siblings in the home, 16 and 17-year-old children may be added to the application.

In completing the "Adopt an Angel" application, you will need to provide certain application requirements for your family.

Must show proof of 1 of the following documents: Proof of ALL household income (earned or unearned).....within the last 30 days (REQUIRED). All information must be current. Must show paycheck stubs or Social Security award letter. If ZERO Income – must provide proof of who is paying your bills.

Must show proof of both of the following documents: Your current Drivers License/Picture ID/Work Permit and show Social Security Cards for every one in the house, including each child.
Must show proof of tyler county residency (one or more): Utility Bill, Food Stamp eligibility printout, school enrollment verification or Medicaid eligibility card.

Application Sites for the "ADOPT AN ANGEL" Program in Woodville are at the Tyler County Courthouse in Room 105 from 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the following dates:

October Dates:
Friday, October 24th
Monday, October 27th
Friday, October 31st

November Dates:
Friday, November 7th
Friday, November 14th
Monday, November 17th
Friday, November 21st

You may also apply for the "ADOPT AN ANGEL" Program at the following locations:
*Thursday, October 30th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Tri County Health Fair at the Tri County Community Action Office located at 1201 Cardinal Drive in Woodville.

The last day to apply is Friday, November 21st at the Tyler County Courthouse. We encourage you to sign-up at one of the locations to apply for Christmas help for your child(ren). It doesn't matter where you live in the county, you may apply at any application site.

If you, your church, school, company or civic organization would like to "adopt" angels please call us. If you have any further questions, please call Kathy or Terry at 409-283-2503.

26th Annual Harvest Festival Photo Gallery

The 26h Annual Tyler County Harvest Festival was held Friday through Sunday, October 17 - 19, at Heritage Village Museum in Woodville. The weather was great and lots of people had lots of fun. Here's a photo gallery from Saturday.

Ivanhoe beautifies entrance

Ivanhoe Beauty Project

Ivanhoe Beautifies Entrance—The entrance to Ivanhoe has taken on a whole new look as a result of the combined efforts of the Friends of Ivanhoe and the Ivanhoe Property Owners Improvement Association. The project, which began Friday September 19 with replacing the old guard shack, was finished Sunday evening, September 21. They say "it takes a village" and the village really showed up to provide the labor and the materials to accomplish the entrance beautification.