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09
Apr

Holy Cross Egg drop

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Holy Cross Catholic School science students wait anxiously for another egg drop.

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09
Apr

Cheery Elelmentary's egg-cited hunters

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Cherry Elementary’s egg chase was brief, but exciting.

Thu
09
Apr

Blessing Egg Hunt draws a crowd

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The first ever Blessing EFLM Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt drew over 200 excited kids and lots of Blessing area folks out April 5.

Thu
09
Apr

Joys of Easter egg hunts

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Turnout for the LeTulle Park Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday was impressive enough for Bay City Parks and Recreation to plan the event on the same day next year.

Thu
02
Apr

Hardy still believes in helping the city

Gertrude’s guests

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Gertrude Hardy, center, greets guests at a reception at the USO Building-Bay City Service Center last Thursday, March 26.

   Gertrude Hardy’s dizzying number of contributions to her community gives her a public-service resume matched by few others.
   Gertrude, in her dry wit and self-effacing way, would dismiss the plaudits and welcome her numerous friends and family and such was the case at a reception in her honor at the USO Building Thursday afternoon, March 26.
   “I’m glad I’m hearing the honors now while I’m still here,” she said, following remarks from County Judge Nate McDonald and Becca Sitz to the gathering.
Thu
02
Apr

Steak cook off breaks records

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Great weather last Saturday brought out the crowds to savor 18 cooking teams’ hors d’oeuvres and steaks for the Fifth Annual Great Steak Cook Off. The event also drew lots of generous people who helped the Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County provide programs for 500 registered members through a silent and live auction.

   It looks like Saturday’s Great Steak Cook Off broke all fundraising records by more than $20,000, with a net profit of about $96,000.
   Over 400 people – more or less equaling the number of steaks cooked - took in the sunny, mild weather, great food and loads of entertainment to make the main fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County a success.
   This is the fifth year for the event and the highest amount raised was around $75,000, so the Cook Off easily topped that, noted Janet Peden, the event’s coordinator and a Boy & Girls Club board member.
   “It’s considerably higher than any cook off we’ve had,” Peden added.

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Thu
02
Apr

Learning Excel 2013

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
The Coastal Plains Small Business Development Center recently acquired new computers for its lab. These students were learning Excel 2013 Saturday. The class runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center also teaches Quickbooks 2015, a full-day class, and has done others, such as Word, Elements and even one called, “Selling Your Product on eBay”.

Thu
02
Apr

Tidehaven's 1-Act play advances

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Tidehaven High School recently competed with five other schools at the Industrial High School Auditorium in One-Act Play District Contest. Tidehaven was selected as one of the schools advancing to bi-district competition at Industrial High School noon April 7. Kayla Grissett received an all-star tech crew award and Tidehaven’s entire cast and crew received the “Best Technical Company” award. Josh Kitterman was selected to the Honorable Mention All-Star Cast and Alyssa Garcia was selected to the All-Star Cast. Only eight students in the district receive this award. Shown, from left: front row - Miguel Garcia, Josh Kitterman, Kayla Grissett, Tyler Korff, MaKayla Griffith and Micah Martinez. Back row - Luke Horne, Alyssa Garcia, Caitlin Seigrist, Jana Steen, Victor Lucio, Abigale Robinson, Zariah Dodds, Marc Walters, Lauren Foley, Andrew Lucio and Erin Foley.

Thu
02
Apr

4 file for 2 positions on Van Vleck board

   The two open places on the Van Vleck school board have each drawn two candidates, all of whom filed on the last filing day March 9.
      Van Vleck special trustee election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9. 
   Stephen Matchett and Bobbie Oncken both filed for Position 5 on the board.
   Jay Hubbard and Terry Blackmon will be running for the board’s Position 6.
Thu
02
Apr

Holmes Elementary fundraiser is a hit

Photo by Ann Bond
Holmes Elementary teacher Ashley Hagg's classroom fundraising project -- the exercise balls for seating - are a bit hit! Students, the teacher said, are able to "get out their wiggles" so they can concentrate on the tasks at hand, and they are also getting the benefits of physically strengthening their "core" muscles.

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