The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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February 22, 2013

Free seminar to offer college information

PALESTINE — Junior high and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend a free pre-college information seminar Sunday.

The seminar will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at South Jackson Church of Christ, located at 1612 S. Jackson St. in Palestine.

“If you are a student planning to go to college, you cannot afford to wait until your last year of high school to start planning how your college will be paid for. There are too many variables to be considered by both parents and students,” event organizer Pat Davis said. “The medical field is rapidly changing and growing and you will need a college education for these types of jobs. How will you pay for college? What kind of study skills will you need to be successful in college?”

An admissions counselor and college preparatory adviser from Southwestern Christian College will offer information during the seminar. A number of educators and business professionals also will be on hand.

Refreshments will be served.

Relay for Life annual sale set

All Anderson County Relay for Life teams will come together for the annual Relay for Life yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, March 2.

The fund-raiser will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Chris and Mary Kolstad, 3342 FM 322 South (South Sycamore Street).

Teams will be selling numerous items, including trees, Relay team cookbooks, barbecue, turkey legs, drawing tickets, candles, furniture, CDs, DVDs, books, baby items, clothes and more.

“Come join us in support of raising funds for cancer research to help save lives,” event organizer Mary Kolstad said. “You can make a difference.”  

Spring Book Sale planned March 9

The Palestine Library Friends will hold a Spring Book Sale on Saturday, March 9 at the Palestine Public Library in the Palestine Mall, 2000 S. Loop 256.

The sale is open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale includes paperbacks, hardback books, craft books, cookbooks, children’s books as well as other materials that have been donated for the sale. Prices range from 10 cents to $1.25.

If you miss the big sale, the Friends hold a year round ongoing cart sale inside the library. All proceeds will benefit the Palestine Public Library.

 For more information about the book sale, visit Or call the Palestine Public Library at 903-729-4121 or visit on Facebook or Twitter (@PalestinePublic)


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