Meals on Wheels of Erath County (MOWEC) and the Dublin Senior Center have joined together to bring fellowship and food to area seniors. The joint venture is part of an effort focused on revitalizing Texan senior centers.
MOWEC Executive Director Whitney Lee said MOWEC is excited to be part of an effort to bring new faces to the Dublin Senior Center, which kicks off on Feb. 3.
“The plan right now is to provide congregant meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the senior center,” Lee said. “And to encourage folks to come and see what all is going on and the various programs they have available at the center.”
Congregant meals are similar to the home-delivered meals MOWEC already provides to home-bound clients, except they are served on-site at the Dublin Senior Center. To be eligible for a congregant meal, clients need to be over the age of 60 years. Lee said there is also a little bit of paperwork to fill out.
“There is just a little bit of paperwork we have to keep tabs on, but it’s not very much at all.” Lee said. “And we’ll have someone on hand Tuesday to help get folks get it filled out and get everything set up.”
MOWEC also works with City and Rural Rides to provide transportation services within Erath County. So if driving is a concern for some, Lee said they can help get them signed up for transportation services as well.
Congregant meals will be served at the Dublin Senior Center each Tuesday and Thursday, starting Feb. 3. Participants are not required to pay for meals but donations are always welcomed and will be used to keep the program going.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the new program or signing up for the congregant meals should contact MOWEC at 965-3510.
Tarleton State University will host its third annual Brass Day, a daylong workshop for high school musicians, on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.
The event, hosted by the Department of Fine Arts and the university’s bands, will feature master classes, faculty showcases and opportunities for young musicians to work with professional musicians in a small group environment. The day will end with an evening concert featuring the Gaudete Brass Quintet, including Ryan Berndt and Bill Baxtresser on trumpet, Julia Filson on horn, Paul Von Hoff on trombone and Scott Tegge on tuba.
Founded in 2004, the Gaudete Brass Quintet is committed to presenting “serious brass chamber music through compelling concerts, commissioning new works and adventurous recordings.” The quintet has performed at Merkin Hall and Symphony Space in New York City and Millennium Park in Chicago, and has since recorded three albums since its inception.
New to this year’s Brass Day is the first annual Young Person’s Brass Competition, which is open to all brass students enrolled in a high school band program. The contest begins at 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
“Brass Day is a great event for our students and the community,” said Dr. Brian Walker, assistant professor of trumpet. “To have a high-caliber group such as Gaudete Brass Quintet on campus is a wonderful opportunity. Tarleton students will get a chance to learn from each of the members of this group and benefit from Gaudete’s professional experience.”
The Gaudete Brass Quintet’s concert begins at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Fine Arts Center. Day passes are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Brian Walker at 254-968-0744. Tickets for the concert only are $10 each and can be purchased at the box office the day of the concert beginning at 4 p.m.
To learn more about Tarleton Brass Day please visit www.tarleton.edu/band/camps/brass-day2015.html.
After leading Dublin to its first playoff game in seven years and first playoff win in 50 years following a 7-5 season, Coach Bob Cervetto earned Big Country Class 3A Coach of the Year, according to the Abilene Reporter-News.
Cervetto and nine of his Lions made the prestigious list including seniors Brady Holleman, Abel Aguilar, Ambrosio Rodriguez, Isaac Campos and Travis Blazi and juniors Chuy Chacon, Conner Moore, Cade Hill and Justin Ricks.
See the Jan. 22 edition for the complete story.
The Lions have off Friday but will return to the Roy and Lynn Neff Gymnasium Tuesday when they host the Bulldogs of Clyde in their first district match of the 2015 season with the Junior Varsity squads scheduled for 4 and 5 p.m. and the varsity to take the floor at 8 p.m. Also on Tuesday, the Lady Lions are set to play about 7:15 p.m. in the Roy and Lynn Neff Gymnasium.
Graveside services for Charles Marion Anders are 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Sardis Cemetery in Hasse, Texas.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Harrell Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to any local area hospice.
Anders was born on Jan. 19, 1930 in Comanche Co., Texas to Charles Burford (Doc) Anders and Doretha Juanita (Baugh) Anders. He died on Jan. 25, 2015 at the age of 85.
He was married to Billie Sue Stark on June 30, 1950 in Dublin. Anders was a retired Police Chief of Comanche, Texas and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marlyn Sue Anders on March 2, 1952 and also by two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Sue Anders of Temple, Texas; a son, Larry Anders of Temple, Texas; a grandson; a granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; three sisters, Mary Hooks of Stephenville, Texas, Dorthy Miller of Dublin, Texas and Fay Rose of Temple, Texas
Funeral services for Francis Charline Johnson are Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Harrell Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Erath Gardens of Memory.
Johnson was born on Nov. 29, 1928 in Stephenville, Texas to John William Oxford and Effie Belle (Hendrickson) Oxford. She died on Jan. 24, 2015 at the age of 86.
She was united in marriage to G. P. Johnson in October of 1949. She was a Lab Technician for the Stephenville Hospital for many years, a member of the First Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Johnson was preceded in death by her husband on April 13, 1979. She is survived by her son, David Johnson of Dublin; two daughters, Becky Christian of Arlington, Texas and Kathy Broadwell of Moncure, N.C.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a sister, Aline Mitchell of Stephenville, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Golden Age Manor “Activity Fund”; 207 E. Dobkins St; Dublin, Texas 76446.