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J Friday, October 19, 2012 - The News - Page 3A COURTESY PHOTO Henderson County 4-H members were recognized at the District 4-H Gold Star Banquet in Nacogdoches recently. Pictured (from left) are Jackie Cole CEA 4- H&YD; Zach Adair, Gold Star Recipient; Anna McSwain, Gold Star Recipient; Shelly Robertson, Award of Excellence Recipient; Lauren Tedford CEA FCS; and Rick Hirsch CEAAg/NR. Special to The News Henderson County 4-H honorees were recognized at the District 4-H Gold Star Banquet in Nacog- doches recently. Zach Adair of Browns- boro received the 4-H Gold Star Award. Adair has been an outstanding member of 4-H in Henderson County for seven years. His love of photography and his pas- sion for acting have shaped his plans and dreams for his future, and he owes much of his success to the skills he learned and the self- confidence he gained through 4-H and its activi- ties, He is a freshman at Sam Houston State Uni- versity studying m~{'d~l theater, and he hopes one day to see his name up on" the marquee. Adair is the son of Adam and Sandra Adair. Anna McSwain received the 4-H Gold Star as well. McSwain has been leading the way in Henderson County 4-H for only three short years. She laments not joining 4-H sooner, but has worked hard to make the most of her time. She has found her career path in fiber and textile surface and pattern design through the work she has done in the Clothing and Textiles project. She has challenged herself and other 4-Hers to continually try new proj- ects and devote time to community servme. She is the daughter of proud par- ents Mr. and Mrs. Darrell M~S~ai/f";mdf9 Pg~f/e Springs. Shelly Robet~on re- ceived the Award of Excel- lence for her years of serv- ice and dedication to the Cross Roads 4-H Club. Robertson has always been very sincere about any un- dertaking she is involved in. She has guided the youth of Cross Roads 4-H for over 16 years, helping them to become confident and successful young adults. She always goes above and beyond what is asked of her. At this year's county livestock show, her club had the most 4-H stu- dents to place than any other club in the county. The Henderson County Texas A&M AgriLife Ex- tension office, 4-H Coun- cil, and Adult Leaders and Parents Association are f~dud~tfi~e ~tesg~ifi~g h6n- orees were recognized for their hard work and dedica- tion to the Henderson County 4-H Program. Simmons wants constables to be a part of the community Special to The News ATHENS -- Henderson County Con- stable Pct 5 candidate Rick Simmons, 52, is a single parent who is family ori- ented. His son attends Cross Roads High School and his family has been a part of Henderson County's communi- ty since 1865. With more than 25 years experience of law enforcement public service, he has been serving the communities of Henderson County for nearly two decades. Simmons served 10 years with the Seven Points Police Department and is currently serving the community as a sergeant with the Tool Police Depart- ment, where he has been for nearly 10 years. With a quarter of a century's worth of experience serving the public's trust, Simmons plans to draw on the experiences and skills he has devel- oped over the years towards serving the public as the Precinct 5 Constable of Henderson County. Simmons' goal is to bring the consta- ble's office closer to the communities it serves. "This is an untapped resource for all of the people in the precinct. Certainly the constable has a duty to perform specific assignments related to the of- rice; however, as constable, I plan to bridge the gap between the community and its elected constable by getting in- volved in the communities," Simmons said. Across the state, traditional law en- forcement agencies have embraced the idea of community policing and the constable's offices are no exception to that responsibility. Rick Simmons "I strongly believe that it is time for a change, and I want to begin a new era of community partnerships where the Constable's Office becomes more in- teractive with the residents." "This includes participating m new ventures such as learning for life pro- grams where teenagers can learn more about law enforcement by exploring careers m public service," he added. Simmons believes it is not enough for the constable to merely do a job and head home. The constable should be an integrated part of the community and not merely drawing a paycheck. "People should know the person they elect to serve them and they expect and deserve for that person to be a positive part of their lives,"Simmons said. "I am dedicated to fulfilling the needs of the people represented in Precinct 5 with the highest degree of professionalism that is native to the modem law enforcement profession- al," he added. 2012 Kerens Cotton Ha rveet Festival Saturday, Oct. 20th 9 am - 10 pm Hot Air Balloons Ftight~, Tethered lPdde~ & Glowe Art~ e C~, Food Booth~ Quilt ~Show m Chili Cookoff= Dance Mule Wagon Ride~ o Vintage Trailer Toure Oin Tours o Antique Tractore Cotton Row Run, Photo Contest Pancake Bn~akfaet = Live Entertainment Carniva , Thunnday - Friday - Saturday Historic Downtown Keens 14 ml. E, of Corsicana o~a F-I~#. 31 Booths Available for more info, call 905- 596-2665 www.kerenecottonha NO CREDIT CHECK FINANCING NOW AVAILABLE Recllners From $ Queen King $449.H MATTRESS BLOWOUT SETS PILLOWTOP Tv n $149 95 Queen $21995 Queen $26995 King $3999s 114 E. 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