Area Digest Feb. 6, 2019

Posted 2/6/19

Arts Council looks to revive

Although the Madison County Arts Council has been quiet for a couple of year, it still is an official organization, and it is in need of reviving.

ln the past MCAC …

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Area Digest Feb. 6, 2019


Arts Council looks to revive

Although the Madison County Arts Council has been quiet for a couple of year, it still is an official organization, and it is in need of reviving.

ln the past MCAC had plays, art shows, gala dinners, intimate concerts, etc., these events were popular with much of county in attendance. We would like to have input with ideas to get the organization going again.

Anyone interested in getting the Art Council going again can attend a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Kimbro Center.

Church to offer financial class

More than 5 million people have positively changed their financial future through Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University, which will be offered at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Elm Street.

The classes will begin Sunday, Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m.

Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the nine-lesson digital course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.

It teaches lessons on budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. On average, families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly.

Go to for more information or to register.

Pony leagues host registration

Madisonville Pony youth leagues will host the spring baseball and softball registration on Saturdays from Jan. 19 through Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Walmart.

The last day to register will be March 2 at the league ballpark, and tryouts will follow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Costs are $65 per enrollee, and those aged 3 to 23 can participate.

Online registration is available at or

For information, call Anita at (936) 245-2834, Lance at (936) 662-7466 or Poppy Nye at (936) 544-0680.

Awareness program set

The RF Riders of Midway and NAACP Madisonville Chapter will co-host the 2019 Midway/Madisonville History Awareness Program on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Kimbro Center, 111 W. Trinity St.

Everyone is invited to the event, which is free. It will spotlight members of the Institution of Justice. Also, scholarships will be given to three deserving seniors that attend Madisonville High School.

The keynote speaker will be Texas State Conference NAACP President Gary Bledsoe.

The event opens with a social hour at 3 p.m. and the program begins at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

For information, contact Joanne at (281) 450-1946 or Ray at (713) 819-5551.

Annual steak dinner set

Midway Volunteer Fire Department will hold the 27th annual Po Boy Steak Dinner and Dance fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 23, at the fire department.

The menu will be a 24-ounce T-bone with all the trimmings. Hospitality hour begins and 4:30 p.m., and dinner is served at 5 p.m.

A dance featuring the Al White Band will follow dinner.

Tickets are available at Lakeside Restaurant, Midway City Hall or from any MVFD member. Cost is $40.

For information, call Edwin Faw at (936) 348-0898.

Candidacy deadline near

The deadline for filing for candidacy for the FY 2019 Texas Silver Hair Legislature Election is Feb. 28.

Candidates must turn in forms 103, 104, 104.1 and 105 to the Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging Office by that date.

If an election is needed in the Brazos Valley region, the date for that election would be on April 26. Forms and instructions on the TSHL Election can be found in the TSHL's Election Kit available at the BVAAA office, 3991 E. 29th St., in Bryan, or by calling (979) 595-2806 Ext 2032 or Ext 2020.

If the Brazos Valley region only has five candidates, the BVAAA does not need an election.

All of these instructions and form numbers are on the TSHL Election Calendar 2019 in the TSHL’s Election Kit. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (979) 595-2806 for Ronnie Gipson Ext 2020 or Renika Derry Ext 2032.

Annual Kid Fish coming

Fort Boggy State Park and the Friends of Fort Boggy are gearing up for the second annual Kid Fish to be held Feb. 16.

Notices will be going out later this month through the schools in Leon and Madison counties to children 5-12 years of age. Each child must be accompanied by an adult, 18 years or older, to participate in this event, and no more than two children per adult.

This event is free and there will be three sessions to choose from. Park entrance fee is $3 for persons 13 and older. This event will take place regardless of weather, so dress appropriately.

Registration is limited but not required. The first 50 children to register per session will receive a free event T-shirt, and the first 50 registered children and first 50 walk-ins per session that complete the Basic Angler Clinic will receive a free rod ‘n’ reel.

During each 2 1/2 hour session, children will have the opportunity to use loaner rod ‘n’ reels and free bait to catch rainbow trout, other family members should bring their own tackle (2,700 trout will be stocked in the lake).

For more information go to: or visit Texas Parks and Wildlife at:

Rainbow trout fishing at Fort Boggy State Park will be open to the public starting Sunday, Feb. 17, and fishing license required. All merchandise purchased at “Kid Fish Clinic” will be tax-free.