WINFIELD, KS -- An 18-year-old commercial music student at McLennan Community College has won third place at the 2013 National Mandolin Championships. J.P. Shafer, a Woodway resident who attended Midway High School, recently won the honors during the 42nd annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.
WACO – Local Chrysler Group dealership, Allen Samuels Chrysler helped raise $660 in funding for Lake Air Montessori and raise awareness for bullying prevention with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids™ program. Participants in the Oct. 18th event, earned a $10 contribution to the school from the Chrysler brand by taking a brief test drive in a 2013 model Town & Country minivan as well as other Chrysler vehicles made available for test drives by Allen Samuels Chrysler.
MART -- An early morning fire Monday in Mart that destroyed a home at 701 S. Commerce was likely caused by an electric heater. The rear of the house was engulfed when the first units arrived and included firefighters from Mart, Riesel and Elk who helped battle the blaze.
MCLENNAN COUNTY -- Turkey is still on the table from planned Thanksgiving dinners but that hasn't stopped plans for Christmas events. In addition, to the Black Friday Day sales specials on Friday, other events are also ready to go.
More than 100 runners braved the rain and cold to run in the Central Texas Turkey Trot Saturday morning in Waco. Among those running were members of the West Trojan cross country team. Proceeds from the Central Texas Turkey Trot go the West ISD libraries.
University High School eleventh-graders Laneisha Latimer and Linda Gonzales recorded Top 10 finishes at the District 8-4A Cross Country Meet in Cleburne. The two girls also participated in regional competition earlier this month.