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LISD Registration open for returning students

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 062622 lisd registration opens

Livingston ISD Registration is open now for returning students. A current electric bill and valid driver’s license will need to be uploaded through Ascender Parent Portal for residency verification, and the 2022-2023 registration can be completed in about 10 minutes. “Completing this process now will ensure that your student has their teacher assignment or schedule before the first day of school,” Kathy Perry, LISD Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) Coordinator, said. “We continue to make improvements in the online registration process so our parents can complete it by using their cell phones. New student registration will open on July 20, so we encourage our current students to register as soon as possible to keep this process streamlined and running smoothly.” 

 
Step-by-step registration instructions are available on the district website at livingstonisd.com/parents. If parents encounter any issues with uploading documents, dropboxes are available at the front door of each campus on Monday through Thursday, 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., where paper copies may be submitted. Student names should be listed on each document.

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Special meeting called

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063622 special meeting calledCouncil is expected to authorize the city administrator to release and create a bill of sale for a generator to the highest bidder.

Ordinance 427 prohibiting outdoor burning will be reviewed and considered for action during a special called meeting of the Onalaska City Council at noon Wednesday.

Council is expected to review and consider approval of the Kohler gasoline, LPG or natural gas generator Model No. 50RZ62 Serial No. 351343 “as is, no warranty, no guarantees” to be added to surplus property and advertised on the city’s website for those interested to submit bids to the city administrator. In related activity, Council is expected to authorize the city administrator to release and create a bill of sale for the generator to the highest bidder.

In personnel business, Council is expected to review and consider action on the employment of John Cleveland for the full-time maintenance position and Denise Ross for the full-time telecommunications operator position, both with the standard 90-day probationary period.

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Fish fry fundraiser slated

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062622 fish fry

By Emily Banks Wooten
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Polk County Cares is working hard to make its July 2 Fish Fry fundraiser every bit as successful as its February crawfish/shrimp boil which grossed over $83,000 to assist local non-profits in Polk County. The fish fry is slated for 6-8 p.m. July 2 at Hands-On Realty which is located at 125 Indian Hills Blvd. at the end of FM 2457 which is also known as “Old 190.” The to-go meals will be served by Scott and Todd Hughes of the original Hughes Catfish restaurant. For $15, one will receive a plate of fresh-caught, American catfish, homemade French fries, coleslaw, Mrs. Hughes’ famous hushpuppies and a drink.

Polk County Cares is a 501(c)3 organization that puts community donations to work in the community. Its purpose is to raise funds to be distributed to qualifying non-profit organizations within Polk County. Toni Cochran Hughes and husband Scott Hughes created the organization together in 2021. It’s actually a labor of love that’s been 10 years in the making, raising about $500,000 over the course of those 10 years.

Toni serves as president of the board of directors of Polk County Cares and Scott is a director, along with Vice President Yana Ogletree, Secretary Becca Dillon, Treasurer Scott Smith, and Directors Solita Collard, Cheryl Downing, Sandi Karnes and Stephen Moye.

Following the super successful crawfish/shrimp boil in February, board members presented checks to F.A.I.T.H. Military Support Group and Center of Hope Cancer Support, with each organization receiving a check for $30,855.33.

“Scott and I have wanted to help local charities. We formed Polk County Cares so we could partner with the community to support the local charities,” Toni said. “We look forward to learning more about the local non-profit organizations and understanding how we can help make a positive impact within the Polk County communities.

“We’re working on the website. It will be up soon and will have a list of our charities,” Toni said. Until then, Polk County Cares has a Facebook page that may be liked and followed. For additional information call Polk County Cares at 409-268-6804.

 

 

 

 

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Chamber hosting lunch meeting Tuesday

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062322 chamber lunch tuesdayChamber representatives are currently accepting promotional products and materials at the chamber office for the new teacher goodie bags.

From Enterprise Staff

Polk County Emergency Management Coordinator Courtney Comstock will be the guest speaker for the next quarterly membership meeting of the Livingston-Polk County Chamber of Commerce at noon Tuesday at Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center.

Reserve a seat by contacting the chamber at 936-327-4929 or by making a reservation on the chamber’s website at polkchamber.com. Door prizes will be available.

“Please check out the chamber’s calendar on our website for upcoming events and activities. It is free to add all your events to the calendar,” Chamber President/CEO Yvonne L. King said.

Chamber representatives are currently accepting promotional products and materials at the chamber office for the new teacher goodie bags, an annual project of the chamber that also provides an opportunity for local businesses and service providers to promote themselves. A variety of promotional products are placed in the bags, including pens, pencils, rulers, nail files, notepads, coupons, flyers and other items and information.

“You are welcome to start bringing any goodies you may have for the new teacher bags. We will need 175 of each of the items for the bags and the deadline is July 14,” King said.

The chamber’s website may be found at polkchamber.com. The chamber office is located at 1001 U.S. 59 Loop North in Livingston. The phone number is 396-327-4929. For additional information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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SHSU dean's and president's list

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062322 SHSU awards

Spring dean’s list announced

From Enterprise Staff

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville recently released its Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester. These are undergraduates who achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of a perfect 4.0 in all work attempted while enrolled in not less than 12 semester hours.

From Corrigan: Kaylee Conarroe, Makenna Hughes and Jackson Kilgore.

From Goodrich: Lauren Blair.

From Livingston: John Aguero, Destiny Arispe, Matthew Atkinson, Vanessa Baldobino, Sarah Banks, Javier Casas, Klarissa Casas, Tomas Diosdado, Ian Feest, Sebastian Garcia, Emanuela Gjoka, Xhorxhina Gjoka, Jada Henderson, Hannah Kincade, Lauren Lewis, Manuel Martinez, Sara Moore, Tanner Orn, Jordan Potter, Rachael Presley, Joshua Pridgen, Eduardo Rios, Ian Rushing, Cody Smith, Jammie Trujillo-Cotton and Norman Wooldridge.

From Onalaska: Alexis Edwards, Madison Faber, Courtney Fink, Katelin Forrester, Alexis Hensley, Jordan Jessup, Jessica Mayhew and Tisha Whittington.

President’s honor roll announced

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville recently released its President’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2022 semester. These are undergraduates who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average in all work attempted while enrolled in not less than 12 semester hours.

From Corrigan: Jackson Kilgore.

From Livingston: Destiny Arispe, Tomas Diosdado, Hannah Kincade, Tanner Orn, Jordan Potter and Jammie Trujillo-Cotton.

From Onalaska: Alexis Hensley, Jessica Mayhew and Tisha Whittington.

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