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Sat
18
Feb

PIS honored at TASA conference

AUSTIN -- Pittsburg Intermediate School was honored at TASA’s (Texas Association of School Administrators) 2017 Midwinter Conference for being one of the 26 Texas schools selected in the 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools Program. 
The schools were recognized at a luncheon in their honor on Jan. 30 in Austin.
Founded in 1982, the Blue Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels. 
All schools were selected as exemplary high-performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Each school has an economically disadvantaged population of 25 percent or greater. 
The schools completed a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education. Schools that received the award were also recognized at the 2016 Blue Ribbon School conference in Arlington, Virginia.

Fri
17
Feb

Pittsburg nursing student named Hurst Review NCLEX Scholar

From Staff Reports

MOUNT PLEASANT -- Another Northeast Texas Community College student recently earned a national award. Wycliffe Kenani, an NTCC Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) student, has been named a Hurst Review NCLEX Scholar by the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Kenani was one of only 10 students to receive the honor. 
The scholarship is designed to assist Phi Theta Kappa nursing students who plan to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) during the spring 2017 term. 
It comes with free use of the Hurst Review study materials ($300 value) and a $250 scholarship to pay for NCLEX exam fees.
 

Wed
15
Feb

Chamber hosting annual Chili Cook-off Saturday

For the seventh year in a row, the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Camp County Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Methodist Ministry Center Building.
Tickets are sold at the door and are $5 per person for all the chili you can eat.
Chamber Executive Director Allen Weather said each person will get a cup, spoon and a ballot.
“We’re using an old ballot box from the county to put the ballots in,” he noted. 
Weatherford said the winners get to keep the trophy for a year. The Pittsburg Lions Club is the two-time defending champions.
There are won awards presented – the People’s Choice Award and Best Booth Presentation. The People’s Choice is voted on by ballot after tasting all of the chili entries. Voting ends at 1 p.m and the winner will be announced at 1:15.
The second award will be decided by a group of judges.

Wed
15
Feb

Fire department responds to feed mill fire

By Cory Smith | news@campcountynow.com

Wed
15
Feb

City to use funds for water infrastructure improvement project

By Cory Smith | news@campcountynow.com

Thu
09
Feb

FAA to award local man ‘Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award’

The Federal Aviation Agency will convey to Quentin V. Koecher, of Pittsburg, the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at the Rural Heritage Museum in Pittsburg. 
The “Master Pilot” award is the FAA’s highest award issued to pilots. It is awarded to certificated pilots who have been recommended by three certificated pilots who attest to the nominee’s demonstrated professionalism, skilled aviation expertise, and safe operations for at least 50 years as active pilots.
Darrell Hughes, the FAA Safety Team program manager in the North East Texas Region, has verified that Koecher meets all the requirements for the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. 
“Mr. Koecher will be the most senior recipient of the award in the North East Texas Region of the FAA,” said Hughes. Koecher is 97 years old.
 

See Feb. 9 edition for complete story.

Wed
08
Feb

Students educated at Center Point Schools until early ‘50s

From Staff Reports

Wed
08
Feb

PJHS choir students     excel at competition

Several Pittsburg Junior High School choir students earned awards at a recent UIL Music Region 4 Solo and Ensemble competition. 
Most of these students gave up recess and stayed after school to practice all throughout January, according to choir teacher Kristine Koder.
These five students earned a “1 – Outstanding” rating: Halayna Bednar, Jakayla Miller, Brooke Ramsey, La’Tyia Rockwell and Sunshine Scott. These three students earned a “2 – Excellent” rating: Karyme Delgado, Triston Jones and Jonathan Merryman.
“I am so proud of these students’ commitment and dedication. It is a blessing and privilege to work with these and all the students at PISD every day,” said Koder.
 

Wed
08
Feb

PHS robotics team advances to regionals

Fri
03
Feb

CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING

GAZETTE PHOTO/BY ELLIS KNOX
Members of the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce, friends and employees gather around as Mayor Shawn Kennington (far left) and Chamber President Jackson Boyd (far right) hold the ribbon as Paul and Carla Bradshaw cut the ribbon as the new owners of the Pittsburg Pizza Inn.
 

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