IN BRIEF: Free legal and financial advice Tuesday in Gainesville | Local news

IN BRIEF: Free legal and financial advice Tuesday in Gainesville |  Local news

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas partners with Whaley United Methodist Church to present programs on financial education and civil law counseling on Tuesday, October 25 at the church, 701 Rosedale Dr. in Gainesville.

The financial program begins at 4 pm It will include credit reports and repair, stabilizing finances, saving and wealth building.

The legal program continues at 4:30 pm That program will include estate planning, wills, probate, guardianship, social security issues and more.

A limited number of individual sessions will be available to schedule at a later date. Call 940-217-2508 for more information.

Archeology on I-35

TxDOT will host an archeology event on Wednesday, October 26 at the Texas Travel Information Center on Interstate 35 (exit 502 southbound or exit 500 northbound) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Texas! Can you dig it? It will feature experts from the state Parks and Wildlife department, as well as the Dallas Paleo Society and the North Texas Archeology Society. They will bring fossils and bones, and discuss the ins and outs of amateur archaeology.

Spanish Spelling Bee at Valley View Elementary School

Valley View Elementary School will host a parent-student information meeting for students in grades 4-6 who want to compete in the school’s Spanish Spelling Bee.

The meeting will be Thursday, October 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the school gym, 712 S. Lee St.

St. Anne’s Turkey Dinner on November 6

The St. Anne Society will have its annual turkey dinner on Sunday, November 6, from 11 am to 1 pm at Centennial Hall in Lindsay. The cost of the food is a donation. Members of St. Peter’s Parish are asked to bring a cake for the walk and a dessert for lunch.

There will also be a silent auction for the St. Anne’s Helping Hands Fund which is used to help needy families in the parish. Auction items can be dropped off from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, November 5. Donors must include their names on donations.

To pick up auction items, call Becky Neu, 940-736-0766, or Dolores Sandmann, 512-496-5207.

Lions Host Taco Dinner on November 10

The Gainesville Lions Club will host a Taco Dinner on November 10 at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

People can eat in or order takeout from the event, which takes place from 4 to 7 pm in the church’s annex at 400 E. Broadway.

For $10, attendees will get a taco, a burrito, chips and a drink. They also get $10 worth of Taco bucks at Taco Casa.

Library closed Veterans Day

The Cooke County Library will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day. It will open at 10 am on Saturday, November 12, with regular hours.

Users can still access our e-books, downloadable audiobooks, magazines, or listen to music. Visit http://cookecountylibrary.orgclick the “eLibrary” tab, and then click the eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and Music headings to learn more about each of these services.

Call the Cooke County Library at 668-5530 if you have any questions.

Cooke County Fair Association sets annual sale

The 2022 Arts & Crafts Sell-O-Rama will be November 4-5 at Whaley United Methodist Church. Registration for the 2022 fair is ongoing and spaces are still available.

Organizers say the venue is as big as the Gainesville Civic Center. Spaces will be available on the wall or in the center.

For more information, contact Evelyn Yeatts, President, at 940-665-4472.

Health screenings November 15

Cooke County residents can get screened for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. The First United Methodist Church of Gainesville will host this community event on November 15 at the church, 214 S Denton St in Gainesville. Parking is free.

Tests will include plaque levels, cholesterol, diabetes, and kidney and thyroid function. Pricing starts at $159. Call 877-237-1287 or visit Prior registration is required.

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