Area Digest April 25, 2018


Fundraiser scheduled

The North Zulch Volunteer Fire Department is once again offering barbecue plates as part of its annual fundraiser.

On Mother’s Day Weekend, Saturday, May 12, there will be barbecue plates that include brisket, sausage, potato salad, beans, bread, tea, pickles and onions, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Whole briskets are available for $70. Orders are due May t and must be paid in advance. Delivery can be arranged.

To reserve a brisket, contact any member of the NZVFD or Auxiliary or call/text Emily Mazyn at (979) 219-6025.

Buckle Blowout set

The Centerville FFA is hosting a fun shoot on Saturday, May 12, at the Madison County Gun & Archery Club in Madisonville.

The shoot will help raise funds for the Centerville FFA team to attend the AG Clays 381 State Shooting Contest in San Antonio in June.

Registration/Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and the contest begins at 8:30 a.m.

Entry fees are $75 per shooter and includes four rounds of trap and lunch. The shooter must provide ammunition. A $10 Mulligan is offered — shoot an entire round of trap (25 birds) to replace your lowest score. Entries must be turned in and paid for by Friday, May 4, and are limited to 70.

For information, contact Lisa Clunis at (805) 908-1738 or

Clean Up scheduled

A perfect opportunity for residents to dispose of items that can’t be collected by regular trash pick-up will be offered throughout the month of April.

The City of Madisonville Rock Yard, on Mickey Leland Street, will be open Monday-Friday from

8-11 a.m. for Madisonville residents to dispose of these items.

No tires, glass, wood with nails, paint, oil, pesticides, medical waste, light ballast, items containing asbestos, batteries, shingles, refrigerators, air conditioners, televisions, microwaves, computers, or other electronics will be accepted.

Residents must present a water bill or driver’s license for address verification.

If you need assistance hauling your trash items or would like additional information, call City Hall at (936) 348-2748.

Health screenings set

Residents living in and around the Madisonville, Texas can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

North Madison Church of Christ will host this community event May 7.

Screenings can check for:

•The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.

•HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels

•Diabetes risk

•Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis

•Kidney and thyroid function, and more

Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.

Call (877) 237-1287 or visit for information and registration.