Lifestyle

Thu
23
Apr

Crawfish extravaganza

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Booming blasts of thunder and heavy rain outside the Bay City Civic Center didn’t discourage people from attending and diving into heaping plates of crawfish and shrmp at the annual crawfish boil put on by the Bay City Chamber of Commerce agriculture committee.

Thu
23
Apr

New Cherry, BCJH principals hired

   Trustees approved the employment of two new principals for the 2015-2016 school year.
   Merideth Dodd and Dr. Keely Coufal are heading up Cherry Elementary and Bay City Junior High, respectively.
   Coufal has been an assistant principal at Park View Intermediate at Pasadena ISD since 2010.
   Before that, she taught sixth and seventh grade reading and English from 2001-2009.
   Dodd has been the assistant principal at Tenie Holmes Elementary school in Bay City ISD since August 2012.
   Prior to that, she also taught aquatic science and environmental systems; served as a co-teacher for anatomy and physiology, taught integrated physics and chemistry (IPC), and biology at Weatherford High 
Thu
23
Apr

Casting & Reeling

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
About 35 youngsters put their fishing skills on display during the KId Fish at Matagorda Harbor Saturday. Sponsored by CCA and Serve Outdoors, the kids competed in a casting contest, while others lined the harbor’s wharf and got some tips from parents, grandparents and relatives.

Thu
23
Apr

Collecting 4,200 pounds of trash

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Volunteers at the Sargent Beach Cleanup Saturday collected 4,200 pounds of trash. A total of 118 people took part in the cleanup, despite the threatening weather.

Thu
23
Apr

Dungeoneers OAP Advances

Photo courtesy Simon DeSoto
Here’s the BCHS OAP cast on winning area competition last week and advancing to region this week in Corpus Christi.

Thu
23
Apr

51st live oak sale sells 93 trees this year

   The 51st Annual Live Oak Memorial Tree Sale sold 93 trees this year.
   That includes Live Oaks, Crepe Myrtles and Sago Palms.
   “The live oak tree is always the most popular at the sale,” said Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture President Mitch Thames.
   The sale itself spanned two days from Friday, April 17 to Saturday April 18.
   Thames addressed concerns that the weather impacted sales this year.
   “We are certainly in an unusual weather pattern,” said Thames.
   “We have been dry for so many years. It is difficult to tie sales and weather because our community is so giving.”

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Thu
23
Apr

'Bark' key Love of Animals fundraiser

   Le Tulle Park is going to the dogs!
   The “2nd Annual Bark in the Park Walk-A-Thon” will be all-day Saturday, April 25  starting at 9 a.m.
   “It is our largest fundraiser for the year,” said For the Love of Animals member Cheryl Stahle.
   Dr. Jim Davant and Bay City Feed will host their 18thAnnual Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic from 8-11 a.m.
   Davant and Bay City Feed will be set up by the big barbecue pits on the left near the entrance of the park.
   The first vaccination for each household is free, but all following vaccinations are only $7.50 per dog.
   Vaccinations and other “Bark in the Park” events are for dogs only and can be registered for at the same time.
Thu
23
Apr

New bike delivery

Photo/Shawnah Ritter
Wyatt Ritter’s, left, bike was taken from his front yard Tuesday morning. His mother, Shawnah Grable Ritter, posted on all the for-sale sites on Facebook in the area in hopes of locating the bike. Johnny Valladeras, right, bought Ritter a brand new bike and delivered it to his home only hours later.

Thu
23
Apr

Sargent Cookoff line

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Over 15 teams fired up their grills for the Sargent Volunteer Fire Department barbecue cookoff Saturday, April 18. Volunteers and members of the fire department manned raffle ticket stations, plus sold, judged and served plates of food.

Thu
23
Apr

Friends of Elder Citizens gets new director

   The Friends of Elder Citizens (FOEC) delivers over 60 prepared lunches to local seniors of Matagorda and Jackson County daily.
   The organization’s new director, Ernest Taylor, would like to see that number increase.
   “About 60 percent of our seniors live independently,” said Taylor.
   Meaning that they live alone and not in a nursing home or assisted living, he said.
   “We are doing everything we can to grow our numbers and get the word out,” said Taylor.
   Taylor is planning on having fundraising events as the year progresses.

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