For the Lindale Eagles, this week’s game against Gladewater provides another meaning to “homecoming.’’ It is, indeed, Lindale’s Homecoming contest but it also is the first home game for the Eagles in four weeks. To that end, the road hasn’t been kind to the Eagles who slipped to 1-3 on the season after falling to Terrell this past Friday, 38-14.
The Lindale Community Theater’s production of William Gibson’s classic, The Miracle Worker, opens Friday Sept. 23, said LCT Director Tim Mitchiner. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, 25 and Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 and Sunday matinees – Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 – at 2 p.m.
Joe Yeakley, whose life has taken some dramatic turns in the past few years, just can’t seem to slow down. In addition to being the chaplain for the Lindale Volunteer Fire Department, Yeakley is a dedicated husband, father and helper to practically anyone in need of spiritual guidance.
Caroline Kelm, a 2016 graduate of Lindale High School, is one of 19 Dedman Scholars at Southern Methodist University, officials announced recently. She and the other scholars “share a passion for academic excellence and extra-curricular achievement,’’ according to information from the university. “Dedman Scholars provide Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences with strong intellectual leadership,” says Dean Thomas DiPiero. “These students are always out in front doing independent research and spearheading university and civic projects.” “They receive up to $10,000 in scholarship money annually, they get to participate in a community of scholars that we nurture, and then we guide them through their four years on campus,” says Dedman College Scholars Director David Doyle. “The goal of all the scholars is by the end of their time here, they’re engaged in some kind of independent (research) work. So we kind of lead them along the way.” In addition to Kelm, this year’s incoming Dedman College Scholars include Roxana Farokhnia of McKinney; Madeline Hamilton of Denton; Jordan Hardin of Euless; Hideo Ishii-Adajar of Plano; Kayla Johansen of Midlothian; Hunter Kolon of Spring; Ashley Mai of Richardson; Mary Christine (Mimi) Mallory of Lynn Haven, Fla; Alexandra (Allie) Massman of Frisco; Hannah Massman of Frisco; Alexander McNamara of Mansfield; Lorien Melnick of Mundelein, Ill.; Andrea D. Nguyen of Allen; Tannah Oppliger of Carrollton; Thomas W. Park of Fort Worth; Aarthi Parvethaneni of Bellevue, Wash., Anika Reddy of Dallas and Cambley Sassman of Mansfield. “The 2020 class of Dedman Scholars is the largest in the history of the program and I’m thrilled to have them on campus this fall,” DiPiero adds. “Dedman College will provide these students with the resources and support they need to achieve their lofty dreams, and I look forward to seeing what ambitions they set their sights on during their four years at SMU.” The Dedman College Scholarship is a donor-supported program, and those interested in supporting it may contact Mary Lynn Amoyo at 214-768-9202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.