Lifestyle

Fri
27
Feb

Over 35 take part in talent show, public speaking contest

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Kenzie Brown and Victoria Sliva won the children’s group round with their dance to “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit the Frog.

   On Sunday, over 35 local youth participated in the Talent Show and Public Speaking Contest at the Bay City Civic Center. 
   Talent Show acts were divided into solo and group performers amongst three different age categories. 
   Children, junior and senior age groups all had their own performers. 
Fri
27
Feb

Occasion makrjs ending, beginning

Becca Sitz combined a party Friday, Feb. 20, to celebrate her retirement from Bay City Independent School District, above, with a ribbon cutting a little later to observe her newest venture, the opening of her Pegasus Fine Properties at 2212 Ave. G.
Sentinel photos/Mike Reddell

Fri
27
Feb

Blessing Eflm Lions Club pancake supper a success

Rebecca Beard photo
Blessing Eflm Lions Club pancakesupper and membership drive was Feb. 16, at the Blessing Community House. The supper was a success - there were people from surrounding communities like Midfield, Markham, El Campo, Bay City, El Maton, Palacios and Francitas.

Fri
27
Feb

Sargent Lions raise funds for playground

   The Sargent Lions Club is currently raising money for a new playground for children.
   So far, they have only reached ten percent of their goal funds.
   “We are looking at various ways to fund the playground project,” said Sargent Lions Club President Ray Fessenden.
   Every first Saturday of the month the club offers a pancake breakfast at the Gulf Coast Office Building in Sargent.
   The meal includes pancakes, eggs, and sausage as well as a beverage choice between juice, coffee and milk.

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Fri
27
Feb

BCHS band sends 7 to state

Contributed Photo

     The Bay City High School Blackcat Band participated in Solo and Ensemble Competition on Feb. 7 in Edna. 
   Seven students earned a Division One rating on their solos and ensemble to qualify for State competition.  
   They will be going to State Solo and Ensemble competition in May in Austin.   
Fri
27
Feb

2015 Rodeo Queen

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Above, the 2015 Rodeo Queen Jenni Reynolds and her horse Flicka as well as first runner up Meagan Schrader and her horse, Stephanie.

Fri
27
Feb

Royalty Court helps launch fair, rodeo

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Friday Night saw the crowning of the 2015 Fair Queen and her court. Pictured here are: Hilary Saha, third runner up; Erin Foley, second runner up; Fair Queen Jordan Rickaway; and first runner up, Graci Huddleston.

   Last Saturday and Sunday were filled with preliminary fair and rodeo activities. 
   The most important was the 2015 Royalty Contest, which spanned two days. 
   This year’s Rodeo Queen is Jennie Reynolds, daughter of Joseph and Melinda Reynolds. 
   The new Fair Queen is Jordan Rickaway is the daughter of Kevin and Cathy Rickaway. 
Thu
19
Feb

Saha-McHugh Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Saha of El Maton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Saha, to Patrick McHugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McHugh of Lockhart, Texas. Kara graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2010 and is a teacher at Tidehaven High School. Patrick attended Blinn College after high school and is currently employed by Saha Farms. The couple will marry in June.

Thu
19
Feb

Springlike start for softball season

More than 600 people - including more than 200 players age 3-15 on 21 teams - enjoyed
almost perfect weather conditions for the opening of the Bay City Girls Softball Association’s 2015 season Saturda morning. An estimated $8,000 was raised during an auction of colorful cakes festooned with softball themes.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
19
Feb

City honors girl for giving hope to animals

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Bay City council honored Hope Cornett by proclaiming Friday, Feb.13 as Hope Cornett Day. Honoring Hope (third from left) are council members Carolyn Thames, Julie Estlinbaum, Mayor Mark Bricker, and council members Chrystal Folse and Bill Cornman.

   A proclamation recognizing Feb. 13 as Hope Cornett Day was approved by city council Thursday night, Feb. 12.
   “A local nine year-old girl known by some as “the cat whisperer” is an avid animal lover and has a heart for volunteering,” the proclamation reads.
   It adds that on her ninth birthday she “generously and nobly asked for money so she could provide the animals at the local impound with food and frills.”

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