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Winners of Livingston Art League’s Fall Show announced

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From Enterprise Staff

The Livingston Art League recently hosted its Fall 2022 Show and the entries were judged by Cheryl Evans. Larry Kelliher won Best of Show with “Rockport Harbor” and Allen Borchers won the Wilma Lee Ogletree Best Floral with “Wind.”

Livingston Art League meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Monday of each month at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church located at 836 W. Jones in Livingston. The website is www.livingstonartleague.weebly.com and the email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Those placing in the other respective categories are listed below:

Professional Oil/Acrylic – First place, Judy Lackey with “George Strait;” Second place, Paul Richardson with “Evening Glow;” Third place, Celeste Williamson with “Winter Owl;” First honorable mention, Zartasha Shah with “Colors of Assiduousness;” and Second honorable mention, Paul Richardson with “Forest Path.”

Professional Watercolor/Acrylic – First place, Larry Kelliher with “Rockport Harbor;” and Second place, Larry Kelliher with “Kitchen Reflections.”

Professional Pastels – First place, Betsy Steger with “More Please.”

Professional Drawing – First place, Celeste Williamson with “Zen Tangle.”

Professional Photography – First place, Zartasha Shah with “Colors of Appositeness.”

Professional Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art – First place, Judy Lackey with “Outer Space.”

Semi-Professional Oil/Acrylic – First place, Anita Holse with “Buffalo;” and Second place, Anita Holse with “Owl.”

Semi-Professional Photography – First place, Debbie Phillips with “Pow Wow Partners;” Second place, Debbie Phillips with “Old Blue;” Third place, Debbie Phillips with “Ship and Tug;” and First honorable mention, Debbie Phillips with “600 Steps to the Falls.”

Semi-Professional Digital Art – First place, Debbie Phillips with “Cypress at Sunset;” Second place, Debbie Phillips with “Young Buck;” and Third place, Debbie Phillips with “Stained Glass Chaos.”

Semi-Professional Studio Fine Crafts – First place, Janet Hutcheson with “Who?”

Non-Professional Oil/Acrylic – First place, Sydney Murphy with “Rising Star;” and Second place, Peggy Borchers with “Blue Heaven Rooster.”

Non-Professional Watercolor/Acrylic – First place, Caroline Lee with “Sunflower Serenade;” Second place, Peggy Borchers with “U.S. Coast Guard Oil Can;” Third place, Peggy Borchers with “What a Day;” First honorable mention, Caroline Lee with “Open Barn;” and Second honorable mention, Peggy Borchers with “Inez Pink.”

Non-Professional Pastels – First place, Peggy Borchers with “Fall’N.”

Non-Professional Drawing – First place, Peggy Borchers with “Boontown Cemetery.

Non-Professional Mixed Media – First place, Sydney Murphy with “Memory of Lynelle;” and Second place, Sydney Murphy with “Dreamy Blues.”

Non-Professional Photography – First place, Allen Borchers with “Deb’s Sunrise;” Second place, Allen Borchers with “Wind;” Third place, Allen Borchers with “Good Morning;” First honorable mention, Allen Borchers with “Dune Flower;” and Second honorable mention, Allen Borchers with “Elissa.”

Non-Professional Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art – First place, Peggy Borchers with “Some Beach.”

Adult Student Oil/Acrylic – First place, Catheryn Ladd with “Journey of a Leaf;” and Second place, Catheryn Ladd with “Sunrise on Chrome.”

Adult Student Watercolor/Acrylic – First place, Debbie Carter with “The Raissuli.”

Adult Student Sculpture – First place, Catheryn Ladd with “Tears of Our Trees.”

Adult Student Studio Fine Crafts – First place, Catheryn Ladd with “Horse Feathers.”

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406 hot Thanksgiving meals served

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From Enterprise Staff

On Thanksgiving Day, volunteers from MannaFest, First Methodist Church and around the community cooked, packaged and delivered 406 hot Thanksgiving meals with turkey and all the trimmings to those in the area who were alone, ill, or unable to have access to the ingredients of a Thanksgiving meal. This was a group effort involving 20 people on the kitchen team, 24 delivery teams (about 60 people) and 4 more people organizing the whole event.

Recipients of the meals thanked the drivers with tears in their eyes, visited with the drivers, invited them into their homes to share homemade cookies, and called the MannaFest office to offer their thanks.

The kitchen team spent both Wednesday and Thursday mornings preparing food amid much laughter and camaraderie. The drivers who delivered food told of the humbleness and blessings they felt as they delivered and the joy of delivering as a family. For many of our volunteers, this is a Thanksgiving tradition. One of the mother/son driving teams has been delivering since the son was a toddler and he is now a college student. For others, this was their first time, and they are starting a new tradition.

One ministry in town had plans for a meal for their residents fall through just a few days before Thanksgiving and this group was able to step in and provide the meals. A couple of people who didn’t ask for and weren’t expecting a meal received one because the drivers knew of their situation. For other recipients of the meals, it is a Thanksgiving tradition to welcome the drivers and visit with them before enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner.

For more information about MannaFest and its ministries, or to contribute financially or timewise, contact the organization at 936-327-9555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Bell ringers needed

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Volunteer Coordinator Susan Duncan is one of the Salvation Army bell ringers outside Walmart collecting money to assist those in need. All of the money that is collected locally stays here in Polk County and is administered by local volunteers to help mainly with utility bills and a few other needs that arise. In 2020 there were 333 families served and in 2021 there were 589 families served. The bell ringing began the day after Thanksgiving and will continue through Christmas Eve, every day except Sundays. Contact Duncan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 936-933- 0179 to sign up to volunteer. Many of the people who have put money into the kettles in Livingston say they are doing so because Salvation Army has helped them in the past when others did not. Besides donating in the kettles, you may also send a check to P.O. Box 2074, Livingston, TX 77351. Another option is contributing to the local Salvation Army account at First National Bank. You may also go to the website at www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/ to contribute and designate for Polk County. Please consider helping locally to Salvation Army for those in need.Courtesy photo

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Empty stocking program

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The Christmas of Hope Empty Stocking Program is set to aid clients in providing gifts for their children this season. Clients at Center of Hope will be able to leave little ones in child care to search for gifts with a personal shopper. The gifts can then be wrapped to place under the tree. Hours for the store will be Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as Dec. 17, noon to 4 p.m. Those wishing to help can volunteer in several areas including gift wrapping, personal shopper, financial solicitation, child care, store inventory or prayer and counseling. Contact Center of Hope at 936-327-7634 for more information. Photo by Brian Besch

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DELIVERING GOOD CHEER

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Members of the Red Hat Ladies Friendship Group recently sang Christmas carols to residents of The Bradford at Brookside Rehabilitation Center in Livingston, accompanied by Pastor Allen Bramlett of Onalaska First Baptist Church and his wife. The Red Hat Ladies visit the residents annually to deliver handmade Christmas cards and individually wrapped Christmas ornaments. The group, which meets monthly, is made up of ladies from Livingston, Onalaska and Trinity. The Red Hat Society is an international social organization that was founded by Sue Ellen Cooper in 1998 for women 50 and beyond. Photo by Emily Banks Wooten

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