The Atlanta Lions Club presented four area high school seniors with scholarships. Students from Queen City ISD. are Alyssa Pierce and Owen Dodd. Atlanta ISD. Students are Haley Sanford and Brennon Gaston. Top, pictured L to R: Lion Tail Twister Stuart Smith, student Alyssa Pierce,Kendra Bates Queen City ISD. Counselor, student Owen Dodd and Lion President Billy Hensley. Bottom, pictured L to R: Lion Jason Harris Atlanta ISD. SUPT. , Nancy Rinehart AHS. Principal, student Haley Sanford, student Bennsan Gaston, Karen Sams AHS Counselor and Lion Jim Christian. Courtesy photos
The Atlanta Public Library recently joined the E-Read Texas program. E-Read Texas is an online program offered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that makes electronic books freely available through the SimplyE app, which is easily downloadable at no cost through an app store. The program was created in 2019 to support digital content for libraries serving communities with populations under 100,000. There are currently over 160 public libraries from all over the state participating in the program.
We all know someone that we cannot believe anything they say, and there are others we take what they say with a grain of salt, but there are some we know that when they say something, we can take their word to be true.
William Benton Cook was born in Cass County on 19 Jan 1865, son of William Cook and Elizabeth Catherine Mitchell Cook. On 04 .Tun 1885, he married Callie Fornie Wray, born in Metropolis, Massac County. Illinois on 04 Jul 1863, daughter of John Booker Woodson Wray and Caroline Matilda Dyson Wray. Callie died on 30 Sep 1921 and Benton died on 16 Dec 1937. Both died in their home in the Mill Creek Community in Cass County. Texas, both buried in the Union Hill Cemetery. Benton was a farmer and land owner in Cass County. They had eleven children, most of whom married and raised their families in Cass County.
It’s time to acknowledge the most special people in my life, for without them the column, “Suzanne’s Corner” would never have existed. In 2019 being somewhat settled in East Texas, I had an opportunity to take a breather from the many construction projects that were taking place on my newly acquired property. It was at that time that YouTube was becoming my goto entertainment and trainer for just about everything. A friend urged me to start listening on YouTube to a brilliant woman to bring my knowledge up to a realistic level pertaining to all things financial. She was such an unbelievable brain stimulant to my new financial interests that I attended her ITM Trading seminar, or as they called it, “The Event”, in Phoenix, Arizona. My “community thinking” was borne from that trip and spending quality time with Lynette Zang. She didn’t disappoint for one second with her incredible knowledge in the field of precious metals, bankers, brokers, history of currency, fiat dollars, economy and “gardening for survival”… of all things. She spoke, without notes or hesitation for the entire day, imparting her valuable wisdom, and opened my eyes relative to our changing world. She completely altered my life, outlook and no doubt made me a much better more caring person relative to community and looking out for my fellowman and neighbors. A huge THANK YOU goes to Lynette for being such an important part in shaping my new philosophy toward life. She was the inspiration for the very first published “Suzanne’s Corner” titled, “It’s All About… Community”.