Marjorie White

Steve and Tana Nance honored with farewell reception, Dec. 4

Steve and Tana Nance were honored with a farewell reception on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4 by the members of the First Methodist Church of Groesbeck and the Thornton Methodist Church. The affair was held in the MAC building in Groesbeck. Steve Nance has been part of the two churches for 12 and a half years. The Nance’s provided a very positive leadership for the two churches. A very large number of church members from both churches attended. Other friends also attended. Delicious refreshments were served. Steve and Tana gave words of thanks for the kind deeds and love shown them during the past 12 and a half years. The members of the Groesbeck and Thornton Methodist Churches and many other friends will miss the couple very much. Please come back often.
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'Rings of Power': Amazon Casts 8 New Stars in 'Lord of the Rings' Spinoff

Middle-earth is getting a bit more crowded next season. Amazon announced eight new cast members for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Wednesday, joining the returning characters from Season 1. With Prime Video's huge investments in this epic fantasy spinoff, these actors can likely count on job security for quite a while.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director Remembers Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley may have had to "fake" her résumé to get in the room for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but according to filmmaker Nicholas Meyer, he was all in on casting her to play Saavik -- the half-Vulcan, half-Romulan member of Starfleet -- once he saw her. The character was one of the most important roles that had to be cast specifically for the film -- after all, most of the main cast, as well as Khan himself, had been cast for the TV series -- and turned out to be the start of a decades-long career for Alley, who also appeared in the Look Who's Talking franchise.

NASA missions probe game-changing cosmic explosion

On Dec. 11, 2021, NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a blast of high-energy light from the outskirts of a galaxy around 1 billion light-years away. The event has rattled scientists' understanding of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the most powerful events in the universe. For the...

Mexia races past Lady Goats in district opener

, , For the first quarter in their District 20-3A opener, the Groesbeck Lady Goats stayed close to state-ranked Mexia. But the homestanding Ladycats began hitting three-pointers in the second quarter and went on a gargantuan run on their way to an 88-14 victory. The loss is the 11th of the season for Groesbeck, which is still looking for its first win. The Lady Goats battled back from an early 6-0 deficit and were within a point, 8-7, at the end of the first quarter. Mexia scored its eight points in the first four and a half minutes and the Lady Goats stepped up...

SZA Explains Why Doja Cat’s Guest Feature on ‘Shirt’ Didn’t Happen

SZA called into HOT 97 on Tuesday (Dec. 6) to talk through her upcoming album S.O.S and clear the air on the Doja Cat collab that didn’t come together. Originally, SZA hinted while performing at Mad Cool Festival in July that Doja Cat would possibly appear on what became the album’s lead single, “Shirt.” However, when the song finally dropped at the end of October, her pal was nowhere to be found on the track.

Erie City Council approves sewer fee increase as 2023 budget deliberations continue

Erie city officials are weeks away from finalizing the 2023 budget. Erie City Council approved a sewer fee increase Wednesday morning. City council must have a new budget by the end of the month. City of Erie Mayor Joe Schember is proposing increased sewer and refuse fees next year. Wednesday...

Featured Health IT Job: Cerner CommunityWorks R/C and DA2 Specialist

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Cerner CommunityWorks R/C and DA2 Specialist position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. and is remote. Currently seeking an...

Mooresville town ‘gem’ offers bowls, banks, hubbas and handrails

MOORESVILLE – The day before the Dec. 3 ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the expanded and enhanced Mooresville Skate Park, Parks & Recreation Director Pam Reidy encouraged town commissioners to not miss “the greatest event in the history of Mooresville.”. The next day, speaking to an overflow crowd enduring cool...
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African Analysts Welcome ECOWAS Peacekeeping Force but Skeptical of Success

Abuja, Nigeria — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed at a summit this week to establish a regional peacekeeping force to fight terrorism and restore democracy after military coups. The ECOWAS standby force will be led by chiefs of defense staff of member nations, with the...

With an owner returning to the community that first welcomed him, Tamarind Tree will reshape R Place building in 2023

Little Saigon’s Tamarind Tree restaurant is coming to Capitol Hill in the former R Place building in 2023. “Our hope is to serve our Vietnamese foods in the culture we adopted to and the culture that gave us so much opportunities to reach our dreams.” said Tam Nguyen, owner of the popular Vietnamese restaurant that has been part of the International District for nearly 20 years.

Peru’s president dissolves Congress ahead of 3rd removal try

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Pedro Castillo dissolved the nation’s Congress on Wednesday and called for new legislative elections, beating lawmakers to the punch as they prepared to debate a third attempt to remove him from office. Castillo also installed a new emergency government, and called in...