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Doris Sanders has recently posted several interesting articles about Poolville history on the Facebook group “Poolville History."  If Poolville ever has a public library or a chamber of commerce, Doris should be in charge of it. She has shelves of books and clippings about Poolville happenings, most of which are thoroughly organized so she can find anything she wants in short order. This may not be unusual for her, but I am very jealous.  If you are not a Facebook person, don't worry.  As she posts new historical happenings, they will appear here.
Remember Poolville When
1906 Poolville Publishing co.- " While the health of the country is always good, this is such an attractive place in which to live that it has always had a high class of professional men, and the town is especially proud of its physicians. The health officer of the county resides here, and all of the three physicians, who are all..... (word was not readable due to fold or worn spot), stand at the top of the profession in this county. There is no jealousness among them, and they practice in perfect accord. The three physicians are Dr. W. J. Sparks, Dr. J. A. McConnell and Dr. W. H. Carter."

Dr. Sparks has a memorial marker on the square.
It is believed that Dr. Kinnard was the first physician in the village.
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Parker County Extension Education Clubs

Extension Education Clubs are active in Parker County. There are three clubs that meet monthly from September through May. All have regular meeting dates. All club and association meetings are open to anyone.  

The mission of the Extension Education Association is to strengthen and enrich families through educational programs, leadership development and community service. Extension Education Club meetings usually include an educational program and a business meeting. There are usually refreshments and a meal. Members are involved in conducting community service projects, support local causes and enjoy good fellowship.

There are opportunities for members to participate in countywide meetings, workshops and events. They also have the opportunity to participate in leadership activities. There are also opportunities to attend district and state conferences.  

Some of the major events that Parker County Extension Education club members are involved in are: Parker County Mini Convention, Home for the Holidays, Heart of the Home in Springtown, Spring Fling, Cultural Arts Workshops and Tours and more. 

The Parker County Extension Education Clubs and their meeting dates are as follow. Meeting dates may change due to other club activities.

Country Crossroads Extension Education Club meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. They meet in members’ homes and various locations. Contact: 817-597-8192 or 817-797-2154

Bethel Harmony Extension Education Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, September through May. They meet in members’ homes or at the Harmony Baptist Church. Contact: 817-613-9162 or 817-597-6101.

Springtown Extension Education Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. They meet at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Springtown. Contact: 817-343-1337 or 817-403-4368.  

Parker County Extension Association meetings are the 1st Thursday of every other month from October through June at 10:00 a.m. at the Parker County Extension Office. Contact: 817-598-6168. All members and guests are invited to attend and participate. 

There is always an opportunity to organize new clubs in the county. If anyone and their friends would like to organize a club there is help from members from other clubs. Just call the Parker County Extension Office.  

For questions or more information about the Parker County Extension clubs call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168.

Kathy Smith
County Extension Agent – Family and Community Health
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Parker County
604 North Main St., Suite 200
Weatherford TX 76086

After what seemed like a very brief twelve months to the congregation, Methodist Pastor Neil Norman is retiring from the ministry to spend time with his family and grandchildren. As any of us who have grandchildren can relate, the years that we have them go all too fast. Neil came to Poolville UMC last January and replaced then retiring Reverend Dave Goodrich of Poolville.

The Norman’s departure was recognized by an hour long celebration of his ministry at Poolville held after his final sermon and service last Sunday, December 30th. Several emotional testimonials were given by members of the congregation, and the Normans were given a cross made of horseshoes and horseshoe nails. After the presentation, a freshly penned poem titled “A Horseshoe’s Tale” was read by Poolville poet Greg Bade.
Pastors for January will be provided by the district. The first two Sundays, Greg Ferris, Director of the Wesley Foundation at Weatherford College will fill the pulpit. Sunday, January 20th, District Superintendent Travis Franklin will lead the worship service and serve communion. As yet there is no name as to who will be preaching January 27. Beginning in February, it is scheduled that Reverend Ann Stevens will serve as interim pastor for six months.
Robert Lane (left) presents a horseshoe cross as a parting gift to Reverend Neil Norman and his wife Patrece.
Methodist Preacher Retires
Poolville High School Science Club  
Now Open For Valentine's Day Orders
The Poolville Science has a variety of Valentine plush animals similar in size to the one below available to order now for Valentine's Day. Each Valentine will be in a valentine bag and delivered to each campus on Valentine’s Day. We welcome orders for little ones not in school, just fill out the form and we will be happy to deliver to the appropriate campus (a sibling or a parent). A printable order form is available below, or  available from any teacher in the district. You may also email MS Rio at orio@poolville.net to request a form.

If you order 1 of each (choice of water or Capri Sun) save $1.00 (total is $8.00) or you can pick and choose what you want for your order 

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