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Hands-on activities, field trips and lessons to last a lifetime can be found at Texas Farm Bureau’s Summer Agricultural Institute for interested teachers from Hamilton County.

Choices - Hamilton Center
Offering free and confidential pregnancy testing as well as parenting classes. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-5 p.m. Telephone answered 24/7 at 254-386-3709.
Al-Anons meets Tuesdays
Al-Anons meet every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Clifton at the Lutheran Church. For more info, call 325-451-0888.
Jonesboro N.A.
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are being held every Wednesday night, 7-8 p.m., in Jonesboro at 510 C.R. 317 at the Rocking Chair Ranch. Help is available. Recovery is possible. Any questions, call Tasha, 254-217-0567.
Hamilton N.A.
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held every Monday night, 7-8 p.m., at the Living Waters fellowship hall, 720 N. Bell St. For more information, call 254-595-0172.
Story Time at HPL
The Hamilton Public Library offers Story Time every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Story Time is for children ages 2-5 and they will need to bring a parent, grandparent or guardian with them to the library. 
Ministry meets Tuesdays
Prayer ministry every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital chapel. Open for everyone. Contact person, Donna Senn 254-227-0356, Alicia Cortez 254-366-4939. You can get more info at promisehelpers.net.
Livestock Assn. to meet Feb. 27
The Hamilton County Junior Livestock Association will meet Monday, Feb. 27. A board of directors election will be held at the Hamilton High School Ag dept., 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
Chili supper March 4
Pottsville Volunteer Fire Department will have their annual chili supper Saturday, March 4, 4-8 p.m. at the Fire Station, downtown Pottsville on FM 218. Price is donation only and all donations will be accepted and appreciated. The department is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax deductable.
Preschool round-up
St. John Lutheran Preschool early registration Monday, March 20-Friday, March 24. Registration packets are available at the preschool office and on the website,  stjohnhamilton.org/preschool. Early registration hours are Monday - Friday 11am-1pm & Tuesday 6pm - 8pm. Early registration is also available Tuesday, March 21, 6-8 p.m. during family night. Contact Tiffany Logan at 254-386-3332 for more information.
St. John family night
St. John Lutheran Church Preschool will hold Family Night Tuesday, March 21, 6-8 p.m. and is open to all current and newly-registered students and their families. Activities planned are themed around the children’s book “Stop that Pickle,” hot dog dinner, pickle crafts and a pickle eating contest.
Ham fundraiser
St. John Lutheran Church Preschool is holding their annual smoked ham fundraiser March 6-April 4. Preschool and kindergarten students will be taking orders for the hams. The pick up date is Wednesday, April 12. All proceeds go towards St. John Lutheran Preschool.
Bluegrass at Pearl
Young bluegrass musicians are invited to play on the stage 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, March 10 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, during the annual Pearl Flea Market in Pearl. The stage is available, first come, first serve style. Bring your bands and families. Acoustic only. Hookups are available on the grounds. For more information, call Linda Ray, 254-865-9282 or message Besty Clark on FB.
Master gardeners meet Feb. 25
Hamilton County master gardener association will meet Saturday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m., at the Demonstration Gardens gazebo, the intersection of North Bell and East Ross streets, Hamilton. Program will be on pruning procedures for perennials, roses, native plants and culinary herbs. Some perennials will be available for propagation. Bring your own chair.
Shrove Tuesday
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is holding their annual Shrove Tuesday pancake lunch Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 120 W. Main Street, Hamilton. Adults $7 and children $3.
Ash Wednesday
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 120 W. Main Street, Hamilton, will hold their annual Ash Wednesday service and Imposition of Ashes on Wednesday, March 1, at 11:45 a.m.

Hamilton High School band students will get new band uniforms and junior high football students will get upgraded helmets for next year after Monday evening’s Hamilton Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting.

An early-morning housefire Sunday left a young mother and her four-year-old daughter without a home and a 25-year-old man in custody.

Several candidates threw their hats into the ring before last Friday’s filing deadline for city, school and hospital district elections.

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