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Frankie Kindle recognized for RSVP service years

Frankie Kindle

Tyler County's Frankie Kindle was recognized last week at the Nutrition Center in Woodville for her many years of volunteer service in the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and to Tyler County.
Deep East Texas Council of Goverments, better known to most folks as DETCOG, RSVP Director Pam Dunn praised Kindle for her work as an RSVP representative who has tirelessly advocated for the program. Many RSVP volunteers turned out for the event, which featured a meal provided by Elijah's Restaurant of Woodville.

DETCOG Executive Director Walter Diggles, Tyler County Precinct 1 Commissioner Martin Nash, and State Representative James White all praised Kindle for her volunteer work, and poked a little fun at her, as well, noting that Frankie isn't afraid to speak her mind when necessary.

Representative White presented Kindle with a flag that has flown over the state capital, as well as recognizing her for her volunteer service.

Bingham earns Master Trustee certificate

Bingham

Spurger ISD trustee Paul Bingham has earned the designation of Master Trustee upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). During the fifth session, June 26-28, school board members in the 2013– 14 Leadership TASB class made presentations of their team's findings following year-long research.

Class participants selected topics related to public school boards facing change and selected narrowed research fields for in-depth study. Their research focused on topics that included strategies to deal with school choice, creating advocacy programs that work, meeting the educational needs of all children, loss of local control, and embracing changing culture.

The Leadership TASB class met in conjunction with TASB's Summer Leadership Institute in Fort Worth. More than 1000 new and veteran school leaders received extensive training on every facet of effective board governance, heard keynote addresses from renowned education experts, and picked up valuable ideas from district showcases and networking opportunities.

After the graduation ceremony June 27, participants joined the ranks of more than 700 school board members statewide who are Leadership TASB alumni.

The 2014 Leadership TASB class, composed of 31 school board members, represents Texas school districts of all sizes and property wealth. Participants who completed all required elements of the study program earned Master Trustee status, the highest designation recognized by TASB.

TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 4.9 million public school students.

Sassy Scrappers Workshop July 19

Sassy Scrappers

The Sassy Scrappers (those are members of the group in the photo above) held a workshop July 19 in the Fiber Arts building at Heritage Village in Woodville. In the workshop folks learned to make a simple quilt block that will ultimately be assembled with other blocks into lap quilts for our local veterans. There was a good turnout, and everyone seemed to have a great time. Here are some photos from the Workshop.

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Sassy Scrappers workshop success

(Jim Powers/Tyler County Booster)(Jim Powers/Tyler County Booster)

The Sassy Scrappers held a workshop July 19 in the Fiber Arts building at Heritage Village in Woodville. In the workshop folks learned to make a simple quilt block that will ultimately be assembled with other blocks into lap quilts for our local veterans. There was a good turnout, and everyone seemed to have a great time. This young woman seemed to have the technique down pat. You can check out a gallery of photos from the workshop on the tylercountybooster.com website under Features. watch a short video at http://youtu.be/X32d8hR8FhA.

Booster Used Books sale yields first charitable donation

First Charitable Donation

First Charitable Donation—Jeff Webb, Vice President of Caring is Sharing, accepted a $50 donation for the non- profit organization, raised from all of you who are supporting the 50ç Bookshelves at the Tyler County Booster office in downtown Woodville. "We appreciate any donations...all money is used to buy food and necessities for people in need around the county," Webb said. The Booster already sold another 19 books as of press time this week and we will be donating the next $50 in book sales to another worthy cause very soon. To participate in this project, donate your old books, or you can come shop our shelves and buy any book in the program for only 50 cents each. Thank you again Tyler County for working together for a good cause.