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FREE CLASSES FOR DEPUTY VOTER REGISTRARS SLATED Walker County Tax Assessor-Collector is holding classes throughout the summer for Volunteer Deputy Registrars. They promote voter registration most commonly at community events and within their own social networks, as well as distribute voter registration applications. Sessions are from 2 to 4pm at Walker County Annex Room 101, on Julyl 17th, August 14th and September 18th. 936-436-4959

OUTDOOR EXPLORER PROGRAM FOR KIDS The City of Huntsville is partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to learn basic safety for biking, hiking and kayaking. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon by exploring the State Park with bikes and kayaks provided by the City, free of charge. Class sizes are limited to 20 and pre-registration is required. Program dates are 7/27; 8/24 and 9/28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Entry fees to the park are $5 for adults and ages 12 and under are free.

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Thu | Jun 27, 2013 12pm Huntsville Lions Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Grand Buffet 5:15pm Huntsville Chamber Business After Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boys & Girls Clubs 6pm Curbside Recycling Guideline Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker Education Center, 1400 19th St, Huntsville Fri | Jun 28, 2013 11am Ribbon Cutting: Pathfinder Home Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116D Medical Park Ln 12pm City of Huntsville HOT Board Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville City Hall 6pm Main Street Music Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker Co Courthouse Lawn on University Sat | Jun 29, 2013 8am Huntsville Downtown Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University Ave on the Square 8am Walker County Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Hill Mall Tue | Jul 2, 2013 2pm Family Worm Party @ Huntsville Libary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Public Library 6pm Huntsville City Council Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville City Hall 7pm Congressman Kevin Brady Gives Congressional Update to SH Tea Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veteran’s Conference Center Wed | Jul 3, 2013 8am Walker County Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Hill Mall 10:30am Huntsville Public Library Pre-School Story Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Public Library 10:45am Baby Story Hour @ Huntsville Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Public Library Thu | Jul 4, 2013 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! 4pm Huntsville City 4th of July Celebration - Family Fun & Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Barr Ross Park 9pm Huntsville City 4th of July Celebration - Fireworks Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Barr Ross Park Fri | Jul 5, 2013 6pm Main Street Music Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker Co Courthouse Lawn on University Sat | Jul 6, 2013 8am Huntsville Downtown Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University Ave on the Square 8am Walker County Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Hill Mall Mon | Jul 8, 2013 9am Walker Co Commissioners Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker Co Courthouse 7pm SH Tea Party Speaker: Earl Carter on Fair Tax, End to IRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veteran’s Conference Center Tue | Jul 9, 2013 2pm Family Program: Edie Wells Art Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . untsville Public Library Wed | Jul 10, 2013 8am Walker County Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Hill Mall 9am Log Cabin Construction Demonstration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Houston Memorial Museum Grounds 10:30am Huntsville Public Library Pre-School Story Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Public Library 10:45am Baby Story Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Public Library Thu | Jul 11, 2013 7:30am Huntsville-Walker Co Chamber Small Bus Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Corral Restaurant 12pm Huntsville Lions Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Grand Buffet 5:45pm Huntsville Arts Commission Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wynne Home Arts Center Meeting Room Fri | Jul 12, 2013 2pm Family Program: Cowboy Bob & Trick Roper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Public Library 6pm Main Street Music Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker Co Courthouse Lawn on University Sat | Jul 13, 2013 8am Huntsville Downtown Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University Ave on the Square 8am Walker County Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Hill Mall Mon | Jul 15, 2013 12pm City of Huntsville Youth Advisory Board Retreat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Aquatic Center Tue | Jul 16, 2013 11am HMH Osteoporosis Support Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Memorial Hospital Conference Room 2pm Family Program: Pirate Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Public Library 6pm Huntsville City Council Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville City Hall Wed | Jul 17, 2013 8am Walker County Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Hill Mall 9am Pioneer Skills Demonstration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Houston Museum Grounds 10:30am Huntsville Public Library Pre-School Story Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Public Library 10:45am Baby Story Hour @ Huntsville Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Public Library Thu | Jul 18, 2013 12pm Huntsville Lions Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Grand Buffet

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PART II HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: BE SURE TO TAKE WHATEVER YOU NEED WITH YOU With hurricane season approaching, Sam Houston State University Professor Mike Yawn consulted with Lisa Bedford, author of Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and WorstCase Scenarios and the Survival Mom Blog (http://thesurvivalmom. com/), to discuss hurricane preparedness. This is this Part Two of of a Two Part Series, Bedford outlines how to be prepared to leave and offers considerations that many often forget about. Part One begins on page 5 of this issues. Part One of the Series appeared in last week’s issue (June 27, 2013) of Walker County Journal.

as well. 10) Flashlights with batteries and extra batteries. 11) Cash in small bills. Carry this on you at all times, in a front pocket of your pants. Mike Yawn: Evacuees often need to stay in temporary shelters and, in fact, 12) Familiar, clean bedding. If you have a pillow you absolutely Huntsville has such a shelter (i.e., Walker County Storm Shelter, part of the must have or your kids have favorite blankets, bring them HEARTS Veterans Museum Complex on HWY 75.) What items would you along. encourage individuals or families to bring to a shelter? Don’t assume the shelter will have anything that you really need or that your belongings will be secure. Lisa Bedford: I can provide suggestions but as hurricane season approaches, it would be a good community service for newspapers to MY: Lisa, survivalists have their own set of abbreviations and acronyms. For occasionally run details about locations, check-in procedure, rules of the our readers, can you describe what is meant by the following? shelter, what to bring, etc. LB: GOOD – Get Out Of Dodge, leave town quickly 1) Water bottles. I prefer the kind that has a built in filter, such as a Sport Berkey. BOB – Bug Out Bag. Just one of many names for emergency kits designed 2) Snacks, especially if you have family members with special for a grab-and-run scenario. dietary needs. There may be snacks at the shelter, but you and your family will be better MRE – Meals Ready to Eat. These are designed for the off if you bring along some food that you like military but available online, including on Amazon, for and is healthy. anyone to buy. 3) A change of clothes or two for each person. Have at least one outfit that is comfortable BOL – Bug Out Location. When you leave your home, enough for sleeping. There may be where are you headed? communal showers, so a pair of flip-flops make great shower shoes. MY: Of course, not everyone will or should evacuate 4) Prescription medication. Don’t plan on the during a hurricane. For those who will be staying at shelter having this available for you. home during a hurricane, what tips would you offer? 5) A hygiene kit: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, bar soap, shampoo, etc.) Include enough supplies LB: Hurricanes give plenty of advance warning when they’re on their for the whole family. way. Use that time to prepare your home by putting up storm shutters or 6) Important papers, such as photo ID, insurance papers, names boarding windows. Know where and how to turn off your main electrical and contact information of family members. Make sure you breaker and connection to any gas lines. Bring indoors any patio furniture keep these in a secure place at all times. or décor items that could become wind-borne projectiles. 7) Supplies for baby, if you have one in your family. Diapers, baby food and formula, wipes, etc. will all be important. Make sure you have enough clean water and shelf stable food to last at 8) Entertainment for kids. I recommend against bringing least a week. An inexpensive Water BOB can be placed in each bathtub electronic devices since there is no guarantee of security at a and filled with water, providing up to a 100 gallons of clean water. Buy an shelter. Books, crayons, coloring books, small toys will distract extra bottle or two of bleach, both for purifying water, if necessary, and kids from the unfamiliar setting and whatever is going on cleaning up after flood waters recede. outside. 9) A cell phone and charger. A power strip could come in handy — continued on next page

“Don’t assume the shelter will have anything that you really need...”

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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS — continued from previous page

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It’s equally important to have at least 2 ways to heat water and cook food when the power goes down. I recommend a solar cooker and a fuelefficient rocket stove, such as the Silver Fire Rocket Stove. A Kelly Kettle is excellent for quickly boiling water and the BioLite stove can charge small electronics while you cook! Make sure you know where every family member is in the days and hours leading up to the arrival of the storm and have at least one or two gas cans filled with gasoline or diesel to power a generator, if you have one. Determine which room of the house is likely the safest spot and start equipping that room as your Storm Safe Room. Check in with your neighbors, especially anyone who is elderly and living alone. Assume the storm will hit your neighborhood directly and plan accordingly. If your plans and supplies aren’t needed this time around, there’s always another hurricane season next year!

NEW WAVERLY HEROES: FIREMEN, COWBOYS, DEPUTIES, OH MY!

MY: As a follow up, what are six essential items when riding out a hurricane (New Waverly, TX) — In a rescue of the Bovine type, New Waverly Firefighters and Cowboys extricated 67 cattle from an overturned double at home? decker livestock trailer. LB: 1) A battery/solar powered radio that picks up broadcasts from New Waverly Firefighters responded to a number of fires, medical calls and motor vehicle accidents throughout the day Sunday, including one the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). 2) Flashlights with working batteries and several light sticks. TIP: accident on the freeway that resulted in 6 persons being transported Some light sticks come with a cord that can be worn around to the hospital, but the most unique call of the day occurred that afterthe neck. When a storm is imminent, hang one of these around noon when an 18 Wheeler hauling 67 head of cattle overturned on State the necks of each family member so you can keep track of Hwy 150, east of New Waverly. everyone in the dark. Firefighters were dispatched just before 2 pm to assist DPS and WCSO 3) Bottled water. Enough to last several days. 4) Battery powered fans. Hurricane season is already hot and Deputies already on scene. Although there were no human casualties, muggy. If hurricane winds take down power lines and you’re all 67 cows had been trapped in the double decker trailer when it rolled left without any way of staying cool, small, battery-powered onto its side near the intersection of SH 150 and Family Ln and two had been killed. Some of the remaining cattle were standing, but most fans are a God send. 5) 5-7 days’ worth of shelf stable food that doesn’t require were on their sides on top of each other and were in danger of dying en masse as the temperature within the aluminum trailer soared due to the cooking. combination of hot afternoon sun and the lack of ventilation. 6) A few hundred dollars in cash, preferably in smaller bills. After sizing up the situation, crews realized that they could not remove TIP: If you’ll be hunkering down at home, be sure to contact a handful of all of the cows through the gates on the rear of the trailer, forcing firefighters to cut their way into the roof of the trailer to gain access to people to let them know exactly where you are. them. Additional firefighters were summoned from the North MontMY: Is there are any other information you’d like to provide to those who gomery County Fire Department as crews worked to create a path to offload the cattle. may be facing a hurricane? LB: As hurricane season approaches, go through your emergency supplies. Make sure everything is still in good condition. Do batteries in flashlights and emergency radios need to be replaced? Has anything been damaged by heat or moisture? Now is the time to inventory what you have on hand for emergencies. Add fresh, new items if necessary.

Facing the challenge of removing a large number of cattle in various stages of distress, New Waverly Fire Chief Jacob Slott contacted a group of local cowboys working in the area and requested their assistance. As luck would have it, they had just finished working for the day and responded immediately.

Editor’s Note: Check out the website for the Texas Division of Emergency Management website for more information: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/ dem/. Lisa Bedford’s book, Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios, is available both in paperback and as an eBook on Amazon.com. Her regular blog with survival tips is at www.theSurvivalMom.com.

Firefighters using hand and power tools were able to cut an opening into the roof of the overturned trailers and fashion a makeshift ramp allowing the cowboys to go to work removing the cattle from the trailer. Within 90 minutes all of the surviving cattle were removed from the trailer and herded into a nearby pasture. Once the accident scene was cleared up, the rescued cattle were loaded into additional trailers summoned by their owner and taken away to continue their journey.

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(Huntsville, TX) — The Wynne Home Arts Center has announced their two sessions of this summer’s Kids Art Camp. Session 1 will be from Tuesday, July 16th through Friday, July 19th. Session 2 will be held Tuesday, July 23rd through Friday, July 26th. Both sessions begin at 9am and last until noon. The three fine arts in which the kids will participate will be Painting/Collage, Creative Dramatics and Beginning Clay Techniques. Instruction will be provided in three different tracs, according to age groups with Trac 1 being 6 through 8 year olds; Trac 2, 9 through 10 year olds; and Trac 3, ages 11 years and up. The Center will also be offering regular art classes throughout the summer including Oil Painting, Photography: Learn Your Camera, Felted Jewelry and a Special Open Studio: Pottery Workshop.

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Pathway Home Health Aministrator and Clinical Supervisor Dawn Maxwell gladly receives a warm welcome from a Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador at Pathway’s ribbon-cutting.

HUNTSVILLE PROVIDES ANOTHER “PATHWAY” TO HEALTHCARE

All classes have a limited enrollment and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is at The Wynne Home Arts Center and payment is due at registration. Fees for the different camps, workshops (Huntsville, TX) — The ribbon-cutting of Pathway Home Health Care in and classes vary. the Huntsville Medical Center last Friday was not the beginning of a new The Wynne Home is located at 1428 Eleventh Street in Huntsville and business, but really the creation of a new team. their phone number is 936-291-5424. The website for more information is www.TheWynneHome.com.

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The old Home Health services of Huntsville Memorial Hospital has been bought by Pathway Home Health Care, providing a continuation of services for patients and a continuation of jobs for home health qualified clinicians, therapists and personnel. The 25-year-old Pathway firm was started by CEO John Wilcox, with son President Adam Wilcox and Vice President of Operations Danny Golden on the leadership team. Adam Wilcox commented, “We have great people and great clinicians who know the hospital and their business, here.” He explained that when the learned of the imminent closing of HMH’s Home Health program, they moved quickly to team up with their existing staff.

The Huntsville office is an addition to Pathway’s four existing offices located in The Woodlands, Athens, Beuamont and McKinney. They also provide Pediatric Home Health services to developmentally delayed and disabled children in the form of Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy. The Pediatric Home Health offices are located in Bryan-College Station, League City, The Woodlands, Katy and Lufkin, serving pediatric (Huntsville, TX) — The Walker County Journal is now available online patients in the Walker County area, as well. in the more popular “page-flip” technology. While it has been and will continue to be available as a download in the Acrobat PDF file, the simplicity of page-flip is provided as a convenience. Editor Melanie Thibodeaux explains, “While we’re fairly comfortable that everyone has Acrobat available to them and can read the online version, and even save it for later reading, the newer page-flip technology will give readers a more tactile experience that more closely resembles actual page-turning reading.” She added, “It also makes viewing each issue ©MELANIE THIBODEAUX PHOTO from a mobile device quick, simple and more readable.” Free online sub- Pathway Home Health officers (L to R) Vice President of Operations, Danny scriptions will continue to be available at WalkerCountyJournal.com. Golden; President Adam Wilcox; and CEO John Wilcox. July 4, 2013, 2013 • walkercountyjournal.com • Walker county journaL


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EVENTSJOURNAL CITY OF HUNTSVILLE INVITES ALL TO ATTEND JULY 4th CELEBRATION (Huntsville, TX) — The City of Huntsville Recreation Services inivites everyone to join then at Kate Barr Ross Park on Thursday, July 4, 2013 to celebrate the Fourth of July with family entertainment and a large-scale fireworks show. The Fourth of July celebration will be a fun and safe event for the entire family. Family entertainment will commence at 4 p.m. with the fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m. or at dark, weather permitting. Come out and enjoy a fun-filled event to celebrate the Fourth of July. Enjoy family entertainment with a rock wall, face painter, balloon art, moonwalks, and karaoke. Nachos, hot dogs, sno-cones, cotton candy, popcorn and drinks will be served. Food and drink prices will vary. Don’t forget to bring your coolers, blankets and chairs, and get there early to reserve your spot for the fireworks show. Attendants, please note: no alcohol or glass bottles will be allowed on the premises. For more information call 936-294-5725 or visit the City’s website at www.huntsvilletx.gov.

BBQ lunch begins at11 AM with a live Auction at 1 PM, day’s activities capped off by popular local Fireworks Show.

NEW WAVERLY VFD GEARS UP FOR ANNUAL JULY 4th FUNDRAISER (New Waverly, TX) — The New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a full day of events this Thursday, July 4th, beginning with a BBQ Lunch at St. Joseph’s Church in New Waverly. An auction begins at 1 PM with all proceeds going to purchase much needed equipment for the Department’s Firefighters. Auction items are donated by residents and area businesses and the live auction format always brings out a little friendly competition between residents eager to support the NWVFD. The festivities continue that evening with a family style gathering around the First Victoria National Bank in downtown New Waverly. A pet parade will be held, and then the annual raffle drawing takes place at sunset. This year’s Grand Prize is a brand new Honda Rancher 4 Wheeler, with 2nd and 3rd place winners taking home a Big Screen TV and a Stainless Steel BBQ pit. Just after dark, the main event begins. The Fireworks show is staffed by firefighters from the NWVFD and in recent years has grown in both reputation and attendance. New Waverly residents and visitors from all over Walker and Montgomery County come out to visit with neighbors and enjoy the small town atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to attend, and raffle tickets are available at the Fire Station in New Waverly. We look forward to seeing everyone there and wish all a safe and Happy Independence Day. Walker county journal • walkercountyjournal.com • July 4, 2013

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FAIR ON THE SQUARE SPACE RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE NOW (Huntsville, TX) — The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 39th Annual Fair on the Square will be Saturday, October 5th. Explaining that spaces are sold out for all food booths already, spaces for a craft booth, measuring 10’x10’ are available for $150. They are currently accepting reservations and are encouraging everyone to make them now. The Chamber number for Fair on the Square space reservations is 936295-8113. Last year’s Diva Night featured “celebrity gentlemen” to serve the ladies all evening, as Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae is doing here. This year’s event will also be held at the LSC Ballroom on the Sam Houston campus.

CHAMBER SAYS 4th ANNUAL DIVA NIGHT WILL BE IN ISLANDS (Huntsville, TX) — Thursday, August 15 is an official “Ladies Night” for all women in Huntsville, Walker county and surrounding areas to let their hair down and have a good time! The 4th Annual Diva Night, sponsored in part by Wiesner, Inc-Huntsville, will be held at the LSC Ballroom on the Sam Houston State University campus on the 15th of August from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Once again this event will feature many vendors/businesses who know what women like…shoes, apparel, jewelry, cosmetics, candles, home décor and MORE! AND restaurants and caterers will bring what women like to eat and drink from appetizers to sweets to tasty beverages! PLUS they are all served by some great men who volunteer each year just to cater to the ladies who attend!

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The Chamber is currently working on a great entertainment line-up for this year and will also feature the ever popular photo booth for a momento of the occasion! Instead of adorning guests with feather boas, this year the gang is going island beach style and will give everyone a colorful Hawaiian lei as they enter along with a goodie bag filled with…yes, goodies! Tickets are on sale NOW for just $35. Tickets will be $45 at the door if any are left, as they have sold out every year in advance! Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber, Lisa’s Gift Box, LearningRx and Cole Insurance. For information call 936-295-8113! July 4, 2013, 2013 • walkercountyjournal.com • Walker county journaL


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EVENTSJOURNAL CHAMBER BREAKFAST JULY11th The next Small Business Breakfast of the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Cole Insurance will take place on Thursday, July 11 at Golden Corral beginning at 7:30 a.m. The purpose of the Small Business Breakfast is to allow businesses the opportunity to give a short introduction about themselves and their establishment and all members attending will be included in a drawing for door prizes. Come join us for the most important meal of the day. Average attendance has grown to about 60 members at EVERY breakfast. The Chamber encouurages members to stop by, network with other Chamber members and help build their businesses while they’re there! And remember you can market your business further by donating a door prize! Cost is only $7 for Chamber Members and is payable at the door. Reservations are requested-please call the Chamber at (936) 295-8113.

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We are once again seeking sponsors for our annual Flag Project. Your contirubtion of $25 or more will help ensure that United States and Texas flags will be proudly displayed in downtown Huntsville on these dates: MLK, Jr. Day • Presidents Day • Texas Independence Day Walker County Fair • San Jacinto Day • Armed Forces Day Memorial Day • Flag Day • Independence Day Labor Day • Columbus Day • Election Day • Veteran’s Day

Thirteen times each year we display more than 300 flags! We also put out flags around the Walker County Courthouse on special occasions. We take great pride in our Flag Project, but we need funds to maintain and create new flag stand holes, purchase new flags and poles, and replace many of the worn out and tattered flags that have served for many years. In addition to the Flag Project, your Huntsville Lions Club supports the following groups and activities: High School Student Scholarships Eyeglasses for needy local School Children Established Local Charities • Lions Eye Bank Texas Lions Camp • Other State, National & International Charities SHSU Endowed Scholarship • Walker County Fair Assn

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