Area Digest Dec. 6, 2017


Benefit to be held

NORTH ZULCH — A community benefit for Jaylee Rae Hair will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Zulch Fire Station.

Jaylee was born Oct. 20 at 31 weeks and weighed 3 pounds 7 ounces and was 16 inches long to Jackie and Justin Hair. Her grandparents are Shari and Benny Allphin and Brenda and Donald Hair.

All proceeds will help defray NICU medical expenses.

The fundraiser will include a chicken spaghetti Dinner, a silent auction, a raffle table, a bake sale and a T-shirt sale.

For Information Contact: Kimberly Seay - 979-446-9875


Fundraiser set

Voices for Children is raising money through their annual fundraising campaign “12 Days

of Christmas” to help support abused and neglected children during the holidays.

Voices for Children, a local non-profit, advocates for abused and neglected children. Voices for Children serves more than 200 children in the foster care system spanning Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, and Madison counties.

They are reaching out this December to obtain a goal of $12,000 in 12 days.

The campaign began Dec. 1 and concludes Dec. 12.

Donations can be made online at or by mailing or dropping off donations at the office at 115 N. Main St. Bryan, TX 77803.


Conference scheduled

TEXARKANA — The fifth annual Four States Cattle Conference will provide relevant information about how cattle producers can improve operational profitability amid a challenging market, coordinators said.

The conference will be Dec. 14 at the Texas A&M University of Texarkana University Center Building, 7101 University Ave. Cost is $70 per couple, $45 per individual and $15 for 4-H and FFA students.

Contact Amy Simpson at (870) 246-2281 or by email at for more information.

The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. followed by speakers at 8:30 a.m. A catered lunch,

snacks and beverages will be provided. The conference also features a large trade show that will give producers access to pharmaceutical and feed representatives as well as various agriculture-related vendors.


Theater to hold auditions

NAVASOTA — Director Chaz Pitman is looking to fill a six-person cast in addition to a stage manager, stage hands and technical director for the play “Too Soon for Daisies.”

Set in English countryside, three women in their late 50s or 60s are needed to play Freda Grey, Joy Philpotts and Edie Boggs. A younger female in her 20s is needed to play Jackie Jackson. Three men, two in their 50s to 60s and one “40-something” (can be flexible) are needed to play Paul Vanderbloom, Dr. John Hunter and Joe Pollop.

One actor/actress is needed to play the police officer – gender and age are flexible. Behind the scenes crew hands are also needed.

Auditions will be held Dec. 18 and 19, 6:45 p.m. at the Navasota Theatre Alliance, 104 W. Washington St. Performances will be Feb. 9-25, 2018.

Those interested in working as part of the stage crew are also encouraged to apply. 

For information about the show and specific roles needed, or for tickets, contact the Navasota Theatre Alliance at (936) 825-3195 or online at , by email at or via Facebook Messenger.


American Pickers to film in Texas

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the team plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region.

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History.

The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to or call 855-OLD-RUST.


Holiday Hugs returns

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center holiday tradition returns Nov. 1, giving donors a chance to send a special gift to a local patient.

To participate, donate or attempt to donate blood Nov. 1 through Dec. 31; write your holiday well wishes on one of our special cards, and return it, and it will be attached to a cuddly teddy bear and deliver it to someone spending the holidays in the hospital.

There are still appointment times available for you to Commit for Life. Send a text to (936) 349-7090 or email for an appointment time that fits your schedule.

Patients throughout 170 hospitals in our 26-county region will benefit from your generosity.


Gun raffle to be held

The Brazos Valley Vietnam Veterans will hold a 52-week gun raffle, with first weekly drawing on March 7, 2018.

Winners names will be returned to the draw, and may be eligible for more prizes. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $100 each. The money is used for scholarships, veterans assistance and sending children of veterans to camp.

Tickets can be delivered.

For information, call Ken Spencer at (979) 846-6419 or go to