Memorial hospital candidate forum set for tonight

Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital will host a candidate forum at 4:30 p.m. today in the auxiliary conference room, 1204 Mound St.

Questions for the candidates will not be duplicated from a previous forum sponsored by the Nacogdoches Area Physicians’ Association and The Daily Sentinel. Instead, the hospital has taken questions from the public in marked boxes in the hospital lobby and through electronic messages.

In the November race, incumbent Patrick Kuhns will face Fred Groover in Precinct 1. Kuhns did not attend the forum hosted by the physicians’ association. Incumbent Farrar Bentley is facing previous board member Dr. Ahammed Hashim for an at-large position. Precinct 4 trustee Anita Kite is running unopposed.

Early voting begins Oct. 21 and continues through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 5. Since an at-large position is open, every voter in the county is eligible to participate in the election.

On the same day, voters across the state will also decide on 10 amendments to the Texas Constitution that range from increased spending on cancer research to allowing retired police dogs to live with their handlers.

Registration now open for homecoming 5K

The DC Wonder Woman College Run 5K will be a part of this year’s SFA Homecoming festivities.

The run begins at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, near the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza on the SFA campus.

A pre-race expo featuring a DJ, interactive wall of inspiration, photo opportunities, packet pickup and more will begin at 3 p.m. The course winds through the SFA campus and along the paved trails of the SFA Gardens’ Tucker Woods, the SFA Arboretum and the Lanana Creek Trail.

Held nationally, the DC Wonder Woman College Run series encourages runners, families and “super dogs” to dress in bold and colorful super hero attire and costumes.

The SFA student/faculty/alumni registration rate is $30 and the general registration rate is $35. Registration includes shirt, finisher’s medal, commemorative race bib, complimentary photos and entrance to the pre-race expo and post-race festival with live entertainment. A contribution from race proceeds will be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas.

For information and registration, visit

Cum Concilio to celebrate 125th

Nacogdoches Cum Concilio Club will celebrate its 125th anniversary from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at the Stone Fort Museum.

The celebration coincides with museum exhibit showcasing contributions of women’s clubs in the last century.

East Texas Historical Association Executive Director and SFA associate history professor Dr. Scott Sosebee will speak on the significance of a gift made by Cum Concilio Club to the Old Stone Fort Museum.

On exhibit will be chairs built with lumber saved from original Stone Fort when it was torn down. Cum Concilio Club members salvaged the structure’s wood framing and old stones, and had furniture made from the walnut lumber. In 1926, the club gifted the furniture to Alton W. Birdwell, the first president of Stephen F. Austin Normal College. As tribute to their predecessors and their devotion to historic preservation, the ladies of Cum Concilio Club this year partnered with the museum to preserve and restore the chairs for display commemorating the club’s 125th birthday.

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