Posted by : November 6, 2014| On :
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EUSTACE–The Eustace FFA Show Team participated in at the Van Livestock Show.
Jordyn Costlow won Grand and Reserve Champion American Heifer and Champion Prospect Steer.
Chad Tindel took first place with his progress steer and two second places with his prospect steers.
In the market lamb show, Sunni Goodell placed second in class and Helen Bobbitt placed third in class.
In the market goat show, Jodie Costlow placed third, junior member Madison Hunt placed fifth, Kelly Ashton placed sixth and Brooke Reynolds placed seventh.
Posted by : October 26, 2014| On :
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MABANK–Mabank High School Student Council and Leadership is hosting a blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 29.
The public is invited to participate between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the high school gym.
This event is a win-win proposition. If at least 140 pints are collected, the student council meets the criteria for a $1,000 grant.
In addition, each time you give blood, the phlebotomist conducts a mini-physical: checking your blood pressure, pulse rate, current temperature and hemoglobin level. Within a week of your donation, you can review your cholesterol level online or by calling 1 (800) 430-2062. Tracking trends in your health information allows you and your doctor to monitor your overall wellness.
Every day, close to 800 patients in North, Central and East Texas require timely blood transfusions. The majority of this blood comes from blood drives organized by groups like MHS Student Council and Leadership.
Someone needs blood every three seconds in America and for every pint of blood donated, three lives may be saved.
Let’s all make a difference. National Make a Difference Day is being held around the country the last week of October.
Together, we all can – Make a Difference.
For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Brandi Sutton at (903) 880-1600 ext. 2216.
Potential blood donors may be 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently and there is no upper age limit for donating blood. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation, and present a government-issued photo ID each time they give blood. It’s also a good idea to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water at least an hour before giving blood.
Posted by : October 16, 2014| On :
Eustace Homecoming Queen nominees and junior court look forward to halftime festivities tomorrow at Bulldog Stadium. Pictured are nominees (back row, from left) seniors Emily Morton, Grace Holcombe, Noa Taylor and Delaney Worth; also attendants juniors (front, from left) Whitney Boerner, Keairra Hargest, Sarah Pope an Sunni Goodell.