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Page 2A - The News - Friday, December 2, 2016 Comrnun ity DAILY SPECIALS ALL DAY LONG Mon.-Chicken Fried Steak ~ $5.95 Tues.- Large Quesadil[a Dinner - $7.50 Wed.-10 oz. T-Bone Steak ~ $11.25 Thurs.- EnchiLada Dinner - $5.95 combo or w/queso 50 extra1 Fri.-10 oz. Ribeve Steak ~ $11.25 Sat.-Sizzling Fajitas (for two) - $17.95 tl 1-800-460-0606 www.Respect for 4 improveme cause By Emily Lundy Emily I wanted stopped func- in your address or zip Special to The News Lundy tioning after May 31.code, your birth date. We H __ Then the call to repair will call back today if it TRINIDAD-Regard- E- ca-pades something on the corn- is not past 4 p.m. or the less of intent, staying of Emily puter when staring at call will come tomorrow. calm through the bustle a black screen. Robot:One office keeps its and hustle of Christmas sense. I heard "Leave a unhook each plug, count word. The next informa- for those with small chil- message." ten seconds, start again, tion I'm sure to leave will dren or big families or And that is so difficult Any customer at the be weight, blood-pres- for me. My tongue gets other end knows nonesure reading and what intense employment can twisted. I lose faculties of this will help a black I'm wearing. bring on a new kind of stress. I didn't know I had, and screen, a dead screen, My date of birth con- there is no starting over. one in cyberspace and cerns me because I might I do believe recorded Sometimes, my own not returning. It didn't be over the cutoff line. messages on the other message is my name. take me long to pretend I Other calls do come, line of a telephone call But we had not fore- was obeying these orders but three days later when will be my undoing over seen what businesses, and saying "Yes" when I've sought other help everything else. doctors' appointments, appropriate, closer. It seems when this de- IRS problems, seeking What about waiting Oh I can't hang up vice became accessible help for the laptop uses with phone to ear for without mentioning the to households, we were excited. Some answered would entail. I'm sure someone you want to an- dread word "menus." you have your own pri- swer. Music, announce- Go through these and no calls with people not vate list. ments, and my favorite topic to push a number home had messages in- poetry, others had three Are too few people is: go to our website on- for, and another "menu" to chooseto leave-apic- willing to deal with a line, type in this informa- comes, maybe. Still, I nic, a journey to the sea, sometimes rude cus- tion and wait for some- wait an entire morning tomerbecause ofallhe's one to help. Although for a live person. I give the magical, been hassling with to retired, I can't waste up by noon. This grew old quickly make it this far - to a time like this. My aches One friend said when if the call I made was frequent, human? (This may not and pains go deeper, the phone spiel comes, make sense to anyone Sure there are more. say nothing, hit no num- One day I checked out but me.) But what about calling ber, and finally some- a tough school-teaching On these type calls, the doctor's nurse to one will take the call. friend to see how her my favorite robot reply phone reacted (yes, it's is, type in this depart- part human). She didn't ment's personal code answer but her voice or number. One robot mail symbolized plain told me the department leave a message to avoid I tried; no one ever a 40-mile round trip for answered and a mean a visit, voice told me to "hang "Leave your name, up." phone number, numbers That I can do. pu an Special to The News ATHENS-Trinity Valley Community Col- lege and the City of Athens have reached an agreement for the college to purchase the property known as Cen- tral Park and the former National Guard Armory now being used as the City's Development Services Center and Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The purchase was ap- proved by the Athens City Council and by the TVCC Board of Trust- / ees at their respective meetings held Monday, Nov. 28. After the decision, Athens Mayor Jerry Don Vaught said, "The City Council is very pleased to have come to a fair agreement on the pur- chase of the Central Park property with TVCC. We feel strongly that the college will have the best use for the property with possible future expan- sion of college facilities. This will be a great ben- efit to the Athens com- munity and the future TVCC President Dr. Jerry King compliment- ed the Athens City Coun- cil and TVCC Board of Trustees on their ne- gotiations to purchase the park and facility. "I appreciate the vision of the TVCC Board of Trustees and Athens City Council," he said. "The purchase of this prop- erty will tremendously benefit TVCC and its students. We plan to ul- timately use the Emer- gency Operations Center as a TVCC Fitness Cen- ter and as a location for prosperity and growth of community and TVCC Athens overall." meetings. The addition of Central Park will also Boa4 Anget "2-Night Free VaoationV www.boatangel.0om OIL, 6AS, &] MINERAL RIGHTS provide an opportunity for future expansion of the TVCC Campus." Following state law, the City will use pro- ceeds of the sale for other parks related proj- ects within the City. "I'm thrilled we found a way to support TVCC through this sale," said City Manager Philip Re- armory driguez. "We knew for some timethat TVCC had discussed wanting to expand its footprint and services here in Athens, and the council made a great decision in helping the college with that goal. There's no question that TVCC is a valuable part of our culture and our local economy. They have deep roots here in Ath- ens, and this property only strengthens that important tie to our com- munity." As a part of the pur- chase agreement, TVCC will provide 50 need- based scholarships val- ued at up to $2,000 each for Athens residents. The city will lease back the front portion of the building containing of- rices for a period of up to 18 months or until the Cain Center expansion is complete, and will have sole use of the EOC if needed for an emer- gency during the lease. 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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The News, 1316 S. Third Street, Suite 108, Mabank, Texas 75147. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the columns of this newspaper will gladly be corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. Community Calendar AN EVENING IN DECEMBER CONCERT The Mabank High School Choral Department will present "An Evening in December" concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at the high school auditorium. The con- cert is free to the public. For more information, call (903) 880,1600 ext. 2080. POLAR EXPRESS The Henderson County Library in Athens will host its annual Polar Express from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Satur- day, Dec. 3. Holiday party will include a free screening of the Polar Express movie along with games, photo booth, and popcorn. Cookies donated by Brookshire's of Athens. CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK Chandler's Christmas in the Park will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Bring the whole family out to the Grand Pavilion in Winchester ParkActivities include live Christmas and gospel music from local artists, Santa at his workshop, a live nativity scene, a caroling hayride, a "Grinch" Glow Run, a gingerbread cookie making workshop, chili with all the "fixins", Christmas vendors and much more. Christmas vendors may participate at no charge. For more information, call Rick Ford at (903) 849-5930. HOLIDAY ON THE SQUARE The Light UpAthens committee will host a Holiday on the Square from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 on the court- house square in Athens. The event includes vendors, arts and crafts for children and ends with the lighting of the Christmas tree at 5 p.m. The Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Athens. UTes THE SEASON.'." CONCERT The TVCC Choral Department will present its an- nual Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the First Baptist Church of Athens. 'Tis the Season...' will feature performances from the Cardinal Singers, Chamber Singers and Encore. Admission is free and the public is invited. NORTH POLE EVENT The First Baptist Church of Athens willhost its North Pole Event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. This will be a magical night for the whole family including Olaf and friends along with other storybook characters. Visit the Nativity Town and sledding hill along with Mrs. Claus kitchen. Free fotr the whole family. The Church is located at 105 S. Carroll St, Athens. LIVING FOR THE BRAND COWBOY CHURCH ' Living for the Brand Cowboy Church will host a "live broadcast" from H.A.L.O. radio station at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the church in Athens. For more information, call (903) 675-9177. CEDAR CREEK REPUBLICAN CHRISTMAS EVENT The Cedar Creek Republican Club will hold itsannual Christmas event beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Vetoni's, 728 N. Gun Barrel Lane, GBC. Entertainment will be provided by the Mabank Panther Edition and unwrapped toys for ages infant to 18 will be collected for The Rainbow Room. FREE KADIE LYNN CONCERT Payne Springs United Methodist Church will present a free concert by Kadie Lynn beginning at 6 p.m. with a covered dish dinner Wednesday, Dec. 7. Kadie Lynn will perform at 6:40 p.m. The church is located at 9667 S. Hwy 198, Payne Springs. All are welcome. For more information, call (903)451-3131. CROSSROADS BLESSING BUiLDiNG The Cross Roads United Methodist Church and the Cross Roads community will open the Cross Roads Blessing Building beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 10. There will be two free gifts per child for any family that needs help. 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