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Two renowned photographers visiting Feb. 18

January 29, 2020 - 13:51
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Plantersville News

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. when Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, renowned international photojournalists, will return to Grimes County. Nearly five decades ago in the early 1970s, they first came to Grimes County to photograph local families and events that thrust them into world-known prominence.

Wendy and Fred will show a PowerPoint composite photo exhibit entitled “Grimes County a Journey in Time.” The pair’s time in Grimes County extended into the 1980s. They are eager to welcome and meet many of their long-known friends.

The event presented by Two Rivers Heritage Foundation and the Grimes County Historical Commission is free and open to the public. Location will be at the Navasota Center, 101 Stadium Drive in Navasota.

February is almost gone, and I hope everyone enjoyed the Martin Luther King holiday.

Deadline to apply for the Willie Mae and Charles Bevin Scholarship is Feb. 15. You must have a 2.75 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours. Contact Prairie View A&M for more information.

Midsouth is conducting a survey for internet service in our area. They came out to my area and informed us they were looking at the poles so they can install fiber optic lines for their own internet service. To find out more information or to register visit

There will be a Democratic Party Rally Monday, Feb. 3, from 5:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. at 615 W. Virginia Street in Navasota.

Upcoming 4-H key dates

• Jan. 30- Feb. 16- San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo.

• Feb. 6-23- San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

Veterans needing flu shots can get a free flu vaccine at Walgreens until March 31, 2020. To receive the free vaccine, veterans need to have their Veterans Health ID card and have one other form of ID.

Plantersville Kountry Kickers 4-H Club meets on the second Sunday each month. Contact Sandra Kuta, for more information.

The Place of Grace on CR 313 in the BlackBerry Community is having Bible study Thursday nights at 7 p.m. instead of Friday mornings. Please come out and be a part of God’s work. Contact Ron and Diane Taylor, 281-380-8696 0r 281-382-5594 for more information.

The V.G. Young Institute School for County Commissioners Court will be held Feb. 11-13 in College Station at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, 801 University Drive East. Call 979-693-7500 for more information.

Brenham is hosting a Texas Trade Market Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds. For more information visit

Saturday, Feb. 29, is the 19th annual appreciation banquet for the African American National Heritage Society in Bryan. The event will be held at the Hilton, 801 University Dr. in College Station. Jan. 31 is the deadline for sponsorships and table reservations. Tickets may be purchased at

Happy birthday to all January babies.

Please have all anniversaries, birthdays and news to me by noon Thursday. If you have any news, please send to 55maepj.gmailcom or call me at 936-894-2094. Thanks in advance.