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Date registered: January 24, 2012
Kilgore College will offer four Spanish summer classes during July.
Youth between the ages of 7 and 13 years of age have the opportunity for fun and learning beginning July 16. Each of the 20-hour courses runs two weeks.
Registration for each course is $45 and advance registration is required.
Classes will be held in Kilgore at the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center.
For more information, to register or to inquire about other courses, call 903-983-8661, or e-mail email@example.com.
Spanish I for Children will be offered Monday through Friday, July 16-27. The class for 7 to 10 year-olds will be 10 a.m. to noon. The class for ages 11 to 13 year-olds will be 1 to 3 p.m.
Spanish II for Children will be offered Monday through Friday, July 30 through Aug. 10. The class for 7 to 10 year-olds will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The class for ages 11-13 will be from 1 to 3 p.m.
During the summer when schools are out of session, the Tyler Public Library becomes an oasis for the youth in our community, providing events and activities for preschoolers to teens. The Library allows kids to have fun while continuing to learn and develop their creativity and love of reading.
With a limited number of Library staff dedicated to organizing these numerous programs, the Library relies heavily on assistance provided by youth volunteers. These volunteers make the Library’s programs possible.
The Library accepts youth volunteers from ages 12 to 17. These volunteers help with a wide variety of activities including: room set up and clean up, book searches, book shelving, running the video projector, assisting guests and visitors, organizing craft projects, photographing events, and interacting with children and adults.
Youth opportunities are also available throughout the school year. Volunteer Tyler provides opportunities for youth to give back to their community, participate in their municipal government and develop leadership skills.
To get your youth involved, contact Volunteer Tyler today at (903) 531-1100, firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.volunteertyler.com.
The 30th annual Texas Bank and Trust Photography Exhibition and Awards Reception featured 589 entries submitted by 146 East Texas photographers, both amateur and professional. Commencing with a reception in the bank’s lobby on Whaley Street, the exhibition was a two-week extravaganza of beautiful graphic art. Winning photographers received cash prizes for their work in four categories: Fine Art, Human Interest, Landscape, and Nature. There were also the Chairman’s Award, the President’s Award, the Christmas Card Award, the OMNIClub Birthday Card Award, and Best of Show. This year there was also a new, special category–Spirit of Texas.
The bank will feature the winning photos in its 2013 Texas Bank and Trust Collector’s Calendar. By serving as judge, Eric Draper selected the photos for this calendar. Draper served as President George W. Bush’s special assistant and chief photographer. He believes all the photographers who entered the contest should have a lot to be proud of because of their work’s endless diversity and composition. He used such words as “cute, iconic, wonderful image, wonderfully technically executed, beautiful, very striking, very photographic, looks like a painting and eye-catching” to describe the entries.
Texas Bank and Trust Marketing Director Karen Partee expressed her excited enthusiasm for the event.
“We have returning and new photographers entering this year’s contest,” she said. “We had hoped for a great contest and crowd, and it turned out to exceed our expectations with 589 entrees compared to 500 the previous year. This is a great success.”
Lisa Richardson only took up photography six years ago, but earned the Chairman’s Award and Best of Show by taking both 1st and 2nd places in the Spirit of Texas category.
Dr. John Petty’s River Otter took first in the Nature category. He sees photography as an enjoyable challenge.
“I like to take on things where I can grow,” he said. “Besides, photography is stress-relieving.”
Internist Dr. Sreeman Jampana oversees a full-time medical practice, but still finds time for his photography. Despite limited time to work with his cameras, he won a third place and honorable mention in the Fine Arts and Nature categories.
Chrysalyn Barnes was delighted to win first place in the Human Interest category.
Texas Bank and Trust served punch and snacks to the photographers and their family and friends. Still, those in attendance found the gallery of photographs the main and most enjoyable attraction.
This pictorial tribute to life in East Texas will remain on display in the bank’s lobby at 300 East Whaley until Thursday, July 12. Voters may pick up ballots for the Peoples’ Choice Award until the exhibit closes. The winner will be announced Monday, July 16.
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Dr. Sreeman Jampana – Honorable Mention for Colorful Sensation
Dale Lindenberg – Honorable Mention for Poppies
Jim Mitchell – Honorable Mention for Illusion
Jessica Peterson – Honorable Mention for Heart of the Hibiscus
Ben Fieblekorn – Third Place for Josie
Jimmy Salmon – Second Place for Grapes from Larry & Susan’s Vineyard
John Wrather – First Place for Pink
Mary White-Edwards – Honorable Mention for Trinket Seller
Bonnie Venable – Honorable Mention for A Moment of Sweetness
Jessica Barron – Honorable Mention for Here’s Looking at Ya
Bruce Taylor – Honorable Mention for Horse Whisperer
Ned Smith – Honorable Mention for Gato y Gato
Bryan Boyd – Third Place for Best Friends
Brittani Milford – Second Place for Barefoot
Chrysalyn Barnes – First Place for Time of Life
John Wrather – Honorable Mention for The Storm
Dave Bennett – Honorable Mention for Blue Bonnet Church Yard
Don Fincher – Honorable Mention for Caddo Lake Sunset
Karen McAlister – Honorable Mention for Four of a Kind
Clark Langley – Third Place for Sunset
Richard Laughlin – Second Place for The Narrow Road
Dale Lindenberg – First Place for Caddo Lake- Fog
Kristi Thomas – Honorable Mention for Nature’s Symmetry
Deb Germain – Honorable Mention for It’s a Good Life
Elizabeth Greene – Honorable Mention for East Texas Red Foxes, Mama and Cub
Dale Lindenberg – Honorable Mention for Squirrels
J. R. Lingle – Honorable Mention for Scarlet Plant Eater
Dr. Sreeman Jampana – Third Place for Immeasurable Beauties
Andrea Simonton – Second Place for Drops
Dr. John E. Petty – First Place for River Otter
Spirit of Texas
N. Campbell Cox – Honorable Mention for Honoring Who Gave All
Ken Millett – Honorable Mention for Welcome Back to Sandy
Karen White – Honorable Mention for Texas Pride
Karen White – Honorable Mention for Rafter G Bronc
Mary White-Edwards – Third Place for Texas Sunflowers
Lisa Richardson – Second Place for Cowboys
Lisa Richardson – First Place for Rodeo Star
Karen White – Christmas Card Award for Winter Coats
Spirit of Texas
Donna Reader – OMNIClub Birthday Card Award for A Blast from the Past
Glenda Derveloy – President’s Award for The Alamo
Lisa Richardson – Chairman’s Award for Cowboys
Lisa Richardson – Best of Show for Rodeo Star
On July 2 Good Shepherd Medical Center (GSMC) introduced its first-ever class of 18 internal medicine residency program participants. These will be the inaugural group of a three-year program that will bring 18 residents per year to the hospital, giving Longview 54 more medical residents.
In March 2010 GSMC and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Tyler (UTHSCT) collaborated to found this four-year medical plan. Program Director Dr. Emmanuel Elueze, MD is upbeat and enthusiastic about the project.
“A remarkable amount of work and collaboration has taken place to launch Good Shepherd’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, and the arrival of our inaugural class is a momentous occasion,” he said.
“The fundamental purpose of our internal medicine residency training program is to create a learning environment which promotes the delivery of safe, quality, patient-centered medical care while providing our residents with an opportunity for personal and professional growth as a physician,” said Elueze.
Apart from absorbing the typical training traditionally afforded all medical doctors in an increasingly complex and evolving medical environment, the program will further physician effectiveness by compelling a greater degree of professionalism. It will also supply structured learning opportunities to improve interpersonal communications skills, overall performance improvement, and systems-based practice. Learning opportunities for these crucial disciplines will be consistently applied throughout the three years the residents will train at UTHSC/GSMC.
“We are confident that the learning environment of our internal medicine training program will provide our residents with the experience to become outstanding internists, and will allow them to be successful in any career path chosen after internal medicine training,” said Elueze.
More than 1200 hopefuls from 35 medical schools worldwide applied for the program. From October 2011 until January 2012 GSMC’s Medical Education Program interviewed and evaluated about 180 candidates seeking the 18 first-year openings. Medical staff and residency program administration personnel interviewed the hopefuls, who were also taken through the city’s Medical Center, its ultra-modern simulation center, and the Institute for Healthy Living.
Upon completion of the program, participants are certified as board-eligible in internal medicine and authorized to commence practicing hospital medicine and/or outpatient primary care medicine. Graduates may also seek fellowships in such internal medicine subspecialties as cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, infectious disease, geriatric medicine and numerous other fields.
For additional information on the GSMC internal medicine residency program please visit www.gsmc.org/residency.
Keep Tyler Beautiful was awarded its sixth consecutive Gold Star Affiliate award from Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) during the organizations 45th Annual Conference in San Antonio held June 25-28, 2012. The Tyler affiliate was also recognized for Sustained Excellence for the eighth consecutive year.
KTB, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, conferred the Gold Star Affiliate award on just 43 of KTB’s more than 370 Texas affiliates in 2012. Gold Star recognition is the highest status any community affiliate can achieve.
Some of the programs Keep Tyler Beautiful was responsible for in 2011 include: the Texas Trash Off cleanup of Rose Rudman Park and Mud Creek; Tyler Recycles Day; school tours and talks at the Recycling Center; working in partnership with the Smith County Juvenile Services and the Wesley Foundation; sponsorship of the Tyler Against Graffiti Program and numerous cleanup and litter prevention efforts all over Tyler.
To stay in good standing with KTB, community affiliates must annually submit a report, pay a fee, attend at least one training session and participate in at least one KTB-endorsed activity. In 2004, the organization introduced the concept of Gold Star recognition, to reward those communities who sought to go above and beyond the established requirements.
To achieve this status, affiliates are required to meet additional benchmarks; they must share information on their mission and goals, answer questions about their educational programs and solid waste initiatives, participate in the Keep Texas Beautiful or Governor’s Community Achievement Awards programs, and provide a letter of support from their community.
For more information on programs and events, call 1-800-CLEAN-TX or visit www.ktb.org.