Got a green thumb? Want to have one?
The Anderson County Extension office is taking applications from county residents who are interested in becoming Master Gardeners, with program classes scheduled to begin in September.
Individuals participating in the Master Gardener Program are required to attend a 13-week training course in plant and horticultural science and pass a test at the end of the course.
Taught by Henderson County AgriLife Extension Agent Rick Hirsch, the classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekly from Sept. 7 to Dec. 7 in Athens.
Applications may be picked up at the Anderson County Extension office at 101.E. Oak St. They must be completed and mailed to the address on the application by Wednesday, Aug. 22. Call 903-723-2214 for more information.
Interested applicants also will need to register at Trinity Valley Community College and pay for the class, which is $135.
The purpose of the Master Gardener Program is to enhance the ability of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service to provide public education programs in the areas of horticulture and gardening utilizing volunteer certified Master Gardeners and interns.
New quilting group forming
The Palestine Senior Activity Center will start a quilting group on Thursdays beginning Sept. 6.
The group will be led by Betty Shiflet, who will begin by showing everyone how to piece together blocks. As everyone does their own block and finishes them, they will then piece them together to form a top. Eventually, they will learn to quilt the whole top.
After the group is established, they will begin to have old fashioned quilting bees. If tops become available, the group might quilt a top to benefit Meals on Wheels through a quilt drawing.
The group will meet every Thursday in the Art Room from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost will be a 75 cent donation to the senior center.
To register or to make inquiries, call 903-729-6344 or 903-729-0255.
If anyone has quilt scraps, needles, hoops, threads, that they no longer need, you may bring them to the center at 200 N. Church St.
Spa featured in magazine
Palestine Day Spa Jamie’s Therapeutic Touch was featured in a recent article in “Houston County Life” magazine.
In the article, “The Eyes and Thighs Have It,” writer Laura Land shares her personal experience and results of a Medi-Slim treatment program she received at the spa, owned by Jamie Pettiette Rhone.
To read the full article, visit http://countylifeonline.com/2012/07/27/the-eyes-and-thighs-have-it/.
Jamie’s Therapeutic Touch is located at 1730 Crockett Rd. in Palestine. Call 903-723-7546 for more information.
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