Lifestyle

Wed
05
Dec

Children’s National Checkers Tournament coming to Vidor

The city of Vidor is known for country music, barbque festival, football and its’ heart. You can now add the Home of the USA Annual National Checkers Tournament to its’ resume. Vidorian Watson Franks has been working behind the scenes for sometime now in securing Vidor as the home for this prestigious tournament. The date will be July 20-21, 2018. The tournament will be open to all children in the United States between the ages of 8-12. Franks says, “This is going to be an exciting event for all involved. The City of Vidor helped get this off the ground by becoming Host of the District 8 Checkers Tournaments 2 years ago. The National Organization found out we were serious about checkers and decided to allow us to host this new event for the coming year. We are guaranteeing the Children’s Winner a $500 Scholarship. There will be many more awards including trophies, bikes, electronics, games and more. We hope to make it special for every child involved.”

 

Wed
28
Nov

Career Tech Students of the Month

VISD photos/Sally Andrews

Congratulations to the Vidor High School Career and Technology Education Students of the Month Hailee Broyles and Joseph Harris. Both students are leaders in their Career Tech class. Hailee is outstanding in her Teacher Prep program and Joseph in his Culinary program. Pictured at left are FCS Teacher Leslie Sparks, senior Hailee Broyles, and CTE Director Penny Singleton. CTE Director Penny Singleton, senior Joseph Harris and Tiffany Mathews, Culinary Teacher, are pictured at right.

Wed
28
Nov

Vidor bands’ winning traditions continue at two marching contests

VISD photos/Sally Andrews

The VHS band recently won two first division trophies at marching contests.

The Vidor High School band has always been a commanding force, drawing attention for their snappy drills, precise marching, stirring music, and of course, traditions which include a yearly lights out performance, a Homecoming parade exhibition, and the famous closing chorus from Slavonic Folk Suite. The traditions continued this year, under the capable leadership of new Director of Fine Arts Ms. Kara Phillips.

Thu
22
Nov

Red Ribbon Disney Day

VISD photo/Sally Andrews

A Disney Day picture from VE: A. Coppage’s class: Gabryle Cooper, Makenli Colley, Blakly O’Dell, Aubrei Kondos, Allison Baker, and Cora Gravis.

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Thu
22
Nov

VISD names Coach Melissa Story as November Employee of the Month

VISD photo/Sally Andrews

Melissa Story is congratulated by Superindent Dr. Jay Killgo for being named Vidor ISD Employee of the Month.

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Vidor High School head volleyball coach Melissa Story and her team made school history recently when the Lady Pirates went to the playoffs for the first time in school history. Recognized by Good Cents Credit Union a few weeks ago for her outstanding efforts both on the court and in the classroom, Story was presented with $300 and a bouquet of flowers. That nomination came from her husband, who sees the hard work and time she puts in. Coach Shad Smith nominated Mrs. Story for VISD Employee of the month, saying, “Coach Story organized our beginning of the year Girls’ Athletic program with 140 students. She is a tremendous classroom teacher, and she has the volleyball team off to its best season in years, competing for a playoff spot.” Of course, they earned that spot and competed in round one of playoffs. Melissa Story also teaches business classes at Vidor High School.

Wed
21
Nov

LCM Student Attend Leadership Training

LCMCISD photo/Sherry Combs

Several Little Cypress-Mauriceville secondary students attended the LeadWorthy Convention recently in Cypress. Leadworthy, formerly known as Teen Leadership, is a program developed by the Flippen Group to train students of all backgrounds and abilities, to teach practical skills to help students successfully transition to life after school. Students in LCM schools can receive credit for the class. The Flippen group offers leadership training to both educational and business organizations internationally. Flip Flippen, founder of the group is an Orange native.

Several Little Cypress-Mauriceville secondary students attended the LeadWorthy Convention recently in Cypress. Leadworthy, formerly known as Teen Leadership, is a program developed by the Flippen Group to train students of all backgrounds and abilities, to teach practical skills to help students successfully transition to life after school. Students in LCM schools can receive credit for the class.

 

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Wed
21
Nov

Ribbon Cutting

The Vidor Chamber of Commerce held the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today of Vidor’s newest medical facility! Locally owned and operated with fast friendly and affordable care with Xray in house are just a few of the fantastic details about BestMed Urgent Care.

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The Vidor Chamber of Commerce held the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today of Vidor’s newest medical facility! Locally owned and operated with fast friendly and affordable care with Xray in house are just 
a few of the fantastic details about BestMed Urgent Care. 

 

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Wed
14
Nov

Vidor FFA Team Takes 1st

VISD photos/Sally Andrews

The Vidor FFA Wildlife Team competed in the Lower Sabine Neches District Wildlife Management Contest on Oct.16. Team members consisted of (pictured L to R) Allysa Richings, Andrew Lane, Ashley Aldridge, Dustin Wolfe, Taylor Schroeder, Dagan Leger, and Jaden Stumph. The team placed first place in the contest and senior team member Dagan Leger, at right, was the high point individual out of all the high school students from 2 counties in the contest. Students must id over 50 plants, id over 250 animals species that inhabit the forest, and know how to utilize land management techniques for the betterment of the wildlife. Additionally they also take a safety & regulation test over fishing & hunting laws etc. The team will now advance to the “Regional Competition” in Nacogdoches this month.

 

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Wed
14
Nov

Welding Wins

VISD photo/Sally Andrews

Congratulations to the VHS Welding Team for competing in the Winnie Rice Festival. The team scored in the top 25% of the competition. Pictured, left to right, are Tyler McCoy, Matthew Hester, Cole Myers, Denton Barnhart, and Justin Denson.

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Wed
14
Nov

Vidor FFA Team Takes 1st

VISD photos/Sally Andrews

The Vidor FFA Wildlife Team competed in the Lower Sabine Neches District Wildlife Management Contest on Oct.16. Team members consisted of (pictured L to R) Allysa Richings, Andrew Lane, Ashley Aldridge, Dustin Wolfe, Taylor Schroeder, Dagan Leger, and Jaden Stumph. The team placed first place in the contest and senior team member Dagan Leger, at right, was the high point individual out of all the high school students from 2 counties in the contest. Students must id over 50 plants, id over 250 animals species that inhabit the forest, and know how to utilize land management techniques for the betterment of the wildlife. Additionally they also take a safety & regulation test over fishing & hunting laws etc. The team will now advance to the “Regional Competition” in Nacogdoches this month.

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