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October 9, 2012

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Corsicana — Navarro County Retired Teachers to meet

The Navarro County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Ave.

The program will be presented by Dr. Trena Weidmann, pharmacist. All former school employees are invited to attend.

Navarro County Retired Teachers Association

Navarro County Retired Teachers Association met on May 11 at Northwest Apartments meeting room. Acting President Warner Redus chaired the meeting. Genetha Thomas reported on the purchase of 113 books for five kindergarten classes at Bowie Elementary School. Marcia Lou Braly and other members of the Book Project Committee purchased books at a discount.

Minutes were read and approved. Treasurer’s report was given by  Theresa Shugart.

The speaker of the day was Dr. Diane Frost, Superintendent of CISD. She gave an update on the school district. The dual language program has good involvement. Sports programs are successful. Band programs are growing and becoming more successful as are UIL programs. There is a new preparation class for SAT. French has been added to the courses offered. A new program has been added to the eighth grade. This program will issue to each student a school-leased iPad, allowing students to use video lessons, textbooks, and resources for research. This grant will follow these students throughout their first year in college and includes funding for a counselor who focuses exclusively on the success of this class.

After the catered lunch, Don Vardeman, District XII President, used a theme of keys to install new officers: President, Nancy McAnally; First Vice President, Sue Sliger; Second Vice President, Genetha Thomas; Secretary, Marianne Anderson; and Treasurer, Kathy Huffman.

Vardeman encouraged members to enroll newly retired teachers and to attend District XII meeting in Waco.

Kinsloe House to host interesting program

Kinsloe House will present a very interesting program on Oct. 17, 2012 given by Cindy Burch, owner of the Dove’s Nest Restaurant in Waxahachie. She will be talking about delicious recipes in her Dove’s Nest Cookbook. The attendees will be able to purchase her cookbook after the program.  She will give members some ideas for creating good meals for ourselves and our families. Ms. Burch writes a column for the Ellis Co. Living Magazine and travels extensively world-wide collecting recipes. The Volunteer Committee, headed by Beverly White, and including Cecelia Alexander, Sheren Haedge, Marsha Banks, Jan Moore, Barbara Jones, Barbara Watkins, and Margaret Thomas is in charge of the program.

Please call and make your reservations by noon on Oct. 15. Attendees will find that they can’t ever have too many recipes after her presentation.

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