Area Digest


Annual Marian Anderson High School Reunion and Park Dedication

The 2016 annual Marian Anderson High School reunion will take place on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8. Friday’s event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, located at 900 Amos St., where they will be selling fish plates for $8, playing games, listening to music and collecting dues. The annual dues are $30 and family dues are $100. On Saturday, there will be a breakfast at the Woodbine Hotel starting at 8 a.m. The cost is $10 per person. The dedication of the Marian Anderson Park will be Saturday at noon. The park is located at 213 Martin Luther King Dr. The annual Panther luncheon will follow at 2 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center and on Saturday night, the “party like a Panther” dance will be held at 8 p.m. with Madisonville Police Chief Herbert Gilbert as the guest DJ. All monies collected throughout the events will go toward college scholarships for seniors at Madisonville High School.

North Zulch offers free lunch program

North Zulch ISD administrators announced they will continue the district’s policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2016-17 school year.

Schools qualifying to operate CEP serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.

For additional information please contact North Zulch ISD, Ms. Brenda Andrews, Director of Student Nutrition Services, 11390 5th Street, North Zulch, Texas 77872, or email

Voter Registration

Every election there are citizens who come to the polls to vote who are not on the voter registration rolls. It is a very good idea for the voter to check to determine if they are on the voter registration rolls in the county where they currently reside. Oct. 11 is the last day to register to vote or change your voter registration in order to vote in the November general election.

The simplest way to check is to access At the bottom of the page, click on “find out if I am registered to vote.” The next screen will give you some options to choose how you want to search.

Input the search information and it will bring up information pertaining to your voter status. If the address is incorrect but the county is correct you can fix that online. If the other information is incorrect you can download a voter registration form and mail/deliver it to Earl Parker, Madison County Elections Administrator, 101 West Main Room 121, Madisonville, Texas 77864.