The Palestine-Anderson County Amateur Radio Club is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Amateur Radio Relay League this month.
The league was formed to further advancements in the field of electronics and communication and has served the public through wars and disasters when other forms of communication were unable to do so. Amateur radio operators are entirely self funded and perform their services without cost to the public or government.
Each year, exercises are held to deploy operators into the field to operate for 24 hours, self sustained, using auxiliary power for their radios to contact as many other stations as possible to simulate disaster operation conditions. This year, the local Field Day Operations will be held at 3912 ACR 354 on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29. The public is invited to attend. For further information contact Bob Dyer at 903-480-1074.
Museum needs rummage sale donations
The Museum for East Texas Culture, located behind Reagan Park in Palestine, will have an inside rummage sale later this summer.
The museum is seeking donated items for the sale. Anyone that wants to donate items can call the Museum office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 903-723-1914.
Softball fund-raisers set
The 10U All Stars Softball Girls will have two fundraisers next week and are seeking donations.
The first fund-raiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at Mazzio's Pizza.
The second fund-raiser will be held starting at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20 at Wal-Mart Supercenter.
All donations are welcomed. A group of 12 girls will be competing in a district tournament June 28 in Canton.
Dogwood Travelers offering West Virginia trip
Meals on Wheels’s Dogwood Travelers is sponsoring a trip to West Virginia on Sept. 21-26 called “New River Train Ride with the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s.”