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The Hamilton Herald-News 138th Year Volume Forty-Three

Hamilton, Texas 76531 Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Annual can drive gets twist for ’13

Hamilton County residents and businesses have been issued a challenge to kick off United Care’s annual fall food drive. Businesses, organizations, churches and schools are asked to create food sculptures and display them beginning Nov. 4. The sculptures can be anything from a New York skyline of cans to Mount Rushmore carved out of cheddar,

according to organizers. “We thought this might be a fun way of raising awareness as well as recognizing the businesses and organizations that do so much to support our food bank and help the citizens of our community,” said United Care representative John Galindo. A list of participating locations will be published weekly, and the

community can visit participating locations and vote for their favorite sculpture by leaving food items or change for United Care. United Care is in great need of items like powdered or shelf-life milk, canned vegetables, hearty soups and stews, cereal and peanut butter. For voting purposes, a point system will place greater value on these items.

“People are hurting everywhere, and our communities are no exception,” said Galindo. “Our distribution center is already running low on items, even staples like powdered milk. We’ve never had trouble getting that before. ” Sculptures should be displayed until Nov. 22. United Care will tabulate the votes, and the winning sculptors will be recognized during

the community Thanksgiving Dinner at the United Methodist Church in Hico on Saturday, Nov. 23, and at the community Thanksgiving lunch at First Baptist Church in Hamilton on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Participants are invited to display their sculptures at the community Thanksgiving meals and can donate nonpreishable items from their sculptures to United Care.

Rabid bat Never too young confirmed at school Health department issues warning Hamilton Independent School District had a bat eradication specialist inspect its buildings on Monday after a bat found near the elementary gym tested positive for rabies last week. The City of Hamilton Animal Control and the Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control issued a Public Health Notice Rabies Alert regarding the incident. The bat was found outside the old rock gym on South Taylor Street. The notice instructs staff, guests, visitors and passersby to not touch our handle grounded bats. “On Oct. 15, a bat was found at approximately 11 a.m. on the outside wall of the elementary gym,” the alert states. “The bat was tested by the DSHS and was found to be positive for rabies. “If you think that you or someone else may have come in physical contact with this animal, please call City of Hamilton Animal Control, Officer Paul Gomez, at 254-

386-8116, or DSHS Zoonosis Control at 254-778-6744.” Three rabies cases were confirmed in Hamilton earlier this year on skunks, according to Gomez. “We are asking you to please visit with your child about the importance of not handing wild animals or animals with which they are not familiar – bats, rodents, cats, dogs – any aninal that the student does not know – should be treated as a ‘wild’ animal and left alone,” said HISD Superintendent Clay Tarpley in a letter to parents. “Do not touch or handle these animals.” Tarpley said HISD has a policy that if an animal around the school is spotted without its owner, for safety purposes, Hamilton Animal Control is called to pick up the animal. Ken Alexander, Director of Finance and Operations, said Monday evening that the bat specialists determined that the bat was migratory; there was no evidence of colonies.

Early voting under way Early voting for the special State Constitutional Amendments Election continues through Friday, Nov. 1. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Early votes in Hamilton County may be cast at the Hamilton County Clerk’s

Office in the Hamilton County Courthouse Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Photo identification is required to vote. Polling places on Election Day will be open from 7 a.m. Continued to Page 10A

Library book sale Nov. 2 at pavilion By Tom Adams The Friends of the Hamilton Public Library announced their annual book sale will be Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Jayson Harris Pavilion at Fair Park in conjunction with the Pottsville Extension Education Club Holiday Market. A huge selection of paperbacks and hardbound books will be available, covering virtually all subjects, including current fiction, self-help, reference, hobbies, history and biography. Books will be sold by the bag, with large bags priced at $5 each and small bags at $2. For those preferring to buy less than a bag, paperbacks will be priced two for $1 and hardbound books will be $1 each. Mickey Hill, the Friends’ president, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up for your winter reading at incredibly cheap prices, and browse the wonderful arts and crafts at the Holiday Market for those hard to find, unique Christmas gifts.” All book sale proceeds will go toward supporting the Hamilton Public Library. ~~~ GETTING READY- At right, Nancy Henkes and her children haul books to get ready for the annual Hamilton Public Library book sale.

TEAMWORK- Trinity Haile, 12, recently raised almost $1200 for children’s cancer research with the help of her grandpa, Don Haile, owner of Ranglers Convenience Store, and the store’s employees. She is shown presenting the check to Jennifer Bolton, executive director of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. Also pictured is Trinity’s little sister, Tayte. Staff Photo

Hamilton girl proves kids can make a difference

Trinity Haile, a seventh-grader at Hamilton Junior High School, recently spearheaded a fund-raiser that raised $1200 to help childhood cancer research. And she did it in only two weeks. Trinity’s a busy 12-year-old with volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, cheerleading, pig showing, one act play and church youth activities filling her schedule. She also has an active family with her parents, Brandon and Bridgette, older sister Taylor and younger brother and sister Tyner and Tayte. She could very easily have left fund-

raising and worrying about kids with cancer to the grownups. But she didn’t. “I have always wanted to help kids that aren’t as fortunate as I am, so my sister, brother and I had a great idea to raise money for TeamConnor by hosting a lemonade stand,” Trinity said. “It was cool because we got to raise money to help kids and tell people about childhood cancer.” The lemonade stand was her first fundraising effort. Her most recent, a pin-up drive at Ranglers Convenience Store, raised almost $1200 in only two weeks. Ranglers Continued to Page 7A

Community meeting to address prescription drug abuse Hamilton Junior High School will host a community awareness meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29, for parents, students and the community on prescription drugs. The meeting will be held from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in the HJH Library and will feature experts who will tell the dangers of prescription drugs falling into the wrong hands as well as proper ways to dispose of unused medicines. Medicine abuse is a national problem, according to HJH counselor Susan Tober. More than 2000 teenagers use prescription drugs without a doctor’s guidance every day. More teenagers are abusing prescription drugs than cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine combined. “Not only is prescription drug abuse illegal, but it can have serious and even deadly consequences,” Tober said. The good news is that parents can and must play an important role in solving this problem.” According to ThePartnershipatDrugfree. org, teen medicine abuse has become an epidemic. One in four teens reports having misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime, which is a 33 percent increase over a fiveyear period and translates to about 5 million teens, almost twice the population of Chicago. “Please join us as we meet together to listen to a physician and a pharmacist, view a video of parent experiences and learn how to keep our medicines from falling into the wrong hands,” Tober said.

Six Market Blvd to host golf tourney Nationally recognized Texas-based band Six Market Blvd. will be hosting its annual Balls, Sticks and Guitar Picks golf tournament in Hamilton on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Perry Country Club. Tee off is 9 a.m. The tournament will benefit the Boot Campaign, a national non-profit organization dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of active military by encouraging Americans to “get their boots on.” The tournament will feature goodie bags, silent auction, Hole In One contest and an award ceremony. The band will perform an acoustic show after the tournament around 3 p.m. There are still team slots available. Six Market Blvd. has become one of the most talked about bands to break out of

Texas in the last year. They have been featured in national outlets and their latest record, “Shake it Down,” debuted at #42 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, #22 on the Heatseekers Chart and #1 on the Heatseekers Regional South Central Chart. It debuted at #5 on the iTunes Country Chart. 6MB has had two Top 20 hits on the Texas Music Chart and have been invited to perform at some of the biggest music festivals in the Midwest. Their live reputation has catapulted them into the upper echelon of the touring circuit, and their numbers have tripled over the last six months. For more information about the campaign, log on to

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Mammogram screening program begins this week Some Hamilton County women may receive free mammograms as part of a program that begins this week at Hamilton General Hospital. Beginning this month, Moncrief Cancer Institute, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Hamilton General Hospital will join forces to expand breast cancer screenings in Hamilton County, helping women who are underserved. The screenings are part of a $3 billion program Texas voters approved to fight cancer in the state.

Screenings will be offered this Thursday, Oct. 24, and next Tuesday, Oct. 29. Hamilton County residents may call 800405-7739 to see if they will qualify for the screenings and to make appointments. “Fear and financial barriers are the major stumbling blocks we face in screening more women,” said Dr. Keith Argenbright, MCI director. “This program allows us to provide fully funded mammograms for those who qualify.”

Last year, MCI was awarded a $2.7 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to expand its Breast Screening and Navigation program from Tarrant County into Hamilton and 16 neighboring counties. In addition to the two screenings this month, other dates will be added throughout the year, according to Hamilton Healthcare System’s CEO Brian Roland. If the initial screening indicates a patient needs further

diagnostics such as a biopsy, state funding from Texas Breast and Cervical Cancer Services will cover those tests for underserved patients. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas was established in 2007 after Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment that authorized the state to fund cancer research and prevention programs. The 10-year initiative will invest $3 billion in cancer research and prevention programs in Texas.

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October: Have a Healthier Halloween For many, autumn events like Halloween are a time to wear costumes, go trick-or-treating, go to parties with friends, and eat sweet treats. Celebrations such as Halloween are a chance to not only have fun, but also provide healthy snack options and be physically active with friends and family.  Below are tips to make your Halloween healthier for trick-ortreaters and party guests. Tips for a Healthier Halloween: Hand out healthier treats. Give out healthier treats for trick-or-treaters and party guests this year.  The calories in all those bite-size treats can add up quickly.  There are lots of options when it comes to healthier food treats. Examples include cereal bars, packages of dried fruit, baked pretzels, trail mix, animal crackers, mini boxes of raisins, graham crackers, goldfish crackers, sugarfree gum or hard candy, snack pack pudding, applesauce, sugar-free hot chocolate or apple cider packets, individual juice boxes (100%  juice), and fig cookies.  Try out non-food treats If you want to steer away from handing out food this year, children will also enjoy non-food treats, such as things you would put in birthday goodie bags. Some non-food items are suitable for all ages, but small items should be limited to kids over age three. Examples include small toys, pocket-sized games, plastic costume jewelry, glow sticks, tiny decks of cards, pencils, pencil toppers, fancy erasers, stickers (including reflective safety stickers), bookmarks, bottles of bubbles, whistles, coloring books, and crayons. Promote physical activty Use party games and trickor-treat time as a way to fit in 60 minutes of physical activity for kids.  You can encourage and pump up the enthusiasm for being more active by providing small and inexpensive toys that promote activity. Items could include a bouncy ball, jump rope, side walk chalk for a game of hopscotch or foursquare, or a beanbag for hacky sack.

Moderation is key Halloween is a great time to discuss and demonstrate the importance of moderation. Keep track of children’s candy so they don’t go overboard in one sitting. Let them pick out a few treats on Halloween night and then let them have a few pieces each day after that. Show kids treats can fit into a healthy eating plan in small amounts. Combine a treat, such as fun-size candy, with a healthy snack like a piece of fruit. Be sure they eat the fruit first so they don’t fill up on the candy. Survive sweet treats at work Snack-or fun-size candies are small and easy to eat, but eating several throughout the day can add up to extra calories.  Keep the wrappers where you can see them so they don’t accidentally pile up. If you can’t just eat a few treats at work, start bringing healthier alternatives with you. Stock your snack bag or desk drawer with fruit cups, dried fruit, lightly sweetened whole grain cereal, graham crackers, low-fat pudding cups, popcorn, or granola bars. Remember that friends or coworkers may also be struggling to stay motivated to make healthy changes. Lean on each other and be there when others need encouragement.  This year, make an effort to bring healthier treat options to work. Make your Halloween season healthier this year by getting plenty of physical activity to balance food intake and help children choose wisely and eat their treats in moderation.  Help kids and yourself enjoy Halloween without overindulging. Best Peanut Butter Balls 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup peanut butter 6 cups corn flakes Bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil, stirring constantly.  Boil for ONLY 3 minutes (any longer the balls will be hard).  Remove from heat.  Stir in peanut butter.  Pour over corn flakes and mix.  Wait a few minutes, then roll into balls. Contact Balzen at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office at 254-386-3919.

Santa’s Gustine team ready to answer letters

A special team of elves will operate out of Gustine again this year to help Santa answer his mail. The 5th annual Letters from Santa project is sponsored by the Gustine Volunteer Fire Department, and all proceeds benefit the Gustine VFD general fund. For $5, parents or children can send letters to Santa at Santa Claus, General Delivery, Gustine, Texas 76455, or drop the letters off at WE Fitness/WE D’zyn by Dec. 10. “Imagine your child’s face when they open a letter addressed to them personally from Santa Claus!” said one of the organizers from GVFD. “Your child will be amazed that Santa knows what exciting things happened to them this year, what special Christmas rituals they do on Christmas Eve, what they want for Christmas and any other special information provided.” Each child’s letter from Santa will be individually written, printed on colorful Christmas stationery and arrive addressed to the child.

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By Mary Lambert, President Pottsville Extension Education Club Two benefits counselors from the Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas conveyed a mountain of useful information on Monday regarding Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care and other topics of interest to seniors and their caregivers at First United Methodist Church in Hamilton. The program was sponsored by the Pottsville Extension Education Club and made public, along with a free soup and dessert lunch. Cathy Shibley, Benefits Counselor I and Information and Referral Specialist with AAA, broke Medicare into clear, workable chunks of clarification, spelling out the various options available. She stated that AAA of Central Texas has benefit counselors available to assist individuals with determining whether they may qualify for one or more of the options and can also assist a person in submitting an application for benefits. She said she could also be available to assist with reviewing Part D plans, Medicare Advantage plans and supplemental policies. Shibley travels from Belton to Hamilton on the last Thursday of each month to deliver onsite counseling through Marsha Brightwell at the Neighbors to Neighbors office on East Gentry on a first-come basis. Sue Farrell, Benefits Counselor II, concentrated on long-term care planning, Medicaid, nursing home qualifications and exemptions, claim filing and advance directives. She stressed that if such advance directives as 1) statutory durable power of attorney, 2) medical power of attorney, 3) directive to physicians (living will) and 4) declaration of guardian in the event of incapacity were not in place, individuals place an undue burden on their children or others

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By Tom Moore At the site of Dachau concentration camp near Munich, Germany, is a museum containing relics from the camp, as well as grim photos depicting the camp during the war years. There is a sign next to the exits that reads “THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT ITS MISTAKES.” This is seen coming true time and time again throughout the pages of history. If only the world would learn this simple, but profound lesson, the world would be a much better place in which to live and souls would not be in danger of losing heaven’s reward. This same lesson needs to be acquired from inspired history as well! Speaking of inspired history, Paul declared, “Now these things happened unto them by way of example; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come” (1 Cor. 10:11). Unless we learn from the mistakes of those before us, as recorded in the Bible, then we are doomed to make those same mistakes. This is exactly Paul’s point in Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Beloved, let us now consider a few lessons from inspired history. From the inspired history of Adam and Eve we learn that separation from God occurs when we disobey Him (Gen. 3). They were commanded not to eat of the tree in the midst of the garden (Gen. 2:17). Adam and Eve choose to disregard God’s command (Gen. 3:6). As a result they were expelled from the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:24). Isaiah declared, “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, so that he will not hear” (Isa. 59:1-2). We must learn that disobedience to God’s will bring separation from Him. In the inspired history of the wilderness wanderings we discover that we will not enter the promise land (heaven) if we murmur and do not trust in the Almighty (Num. 14:29-30). Paul reminds us, “Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer” (1 Cor. 10:10). We are also taught, “Do all things without murmurings and questionings: that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world” (Phil. 2:14-15). The “God-breathed” account of Eli informs us what happens to a family when parents to not restrain or discipline their children (1 Sam. 1-2). Eli did not restrain his children (1 Sam. 3:13), thus, shame was brought upon the family. Solomon proclaimed, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Pro. 22:6). In the New Testament we are informed, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). Inspiration tells us of Uzzah (2 Sam. 6), and we learn that there is a severe penalty in doing what we think is right to the neglect of what God says is right. Solomon warned, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; But the end thereof are the ways of death” (Pro. 14:12). Jeremiah said, “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps” (Jer. 10:23). Remember, “THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT ITS MISTAKES.” Inspiration teaches, “Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted” (1 Cor. 10:6).

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Jerrie Cage is PEEC’s Woman of the Year By Mary Lambert President, PEEC

Once in a while, a rare individual joins our club who brings with her a wealth of business experience, along with a career in homemaking, a myriad of creativity and an enthusiasm that is virtually unsurpassed. Such a person is Jerrie Cage, our Woman of the Year. With a degree from the University of North Texas, Jerrie built a successful 30-year career in banking. In 2010, she retired from Comerica Bank of Dallas as vice president/banking center manager. Throughout her career, she was involved in area chambers of commerce, business and networking organizations, Leadership Richardson and as a board member of Richardson

HealthBeats Is your child being bullied? By Mona Prichard, MS, LPC Often if children are being bullied they don’t report it to parents or teachers out of shame or worry that they are to blame. Instead, they become experts at keeping it inside. The child may simply say, “I don’t want to go to school today.”   When this happens a lot, a parent should consider the possibility that bullying might be the reason.  Other signs might include: - More frequent physical complaints such as stomach aches and headaches - Being resistant to getting on a school bus and begging  for rides to school - Self-mutilation can also be a sign; look for signs that kids are hurting themselves - Unexplained injuries or bruises  - Intestinal issues because they are terrified to go to the bathroom - Racing home to the bathroom every day after school - Avoiding unsupervised activities including activities that they once enjoyed - Becoming more isolated and spending more time alone in their rooms - Losing  friends they previously had - Participating in negative self-statements and negative self-talk.  - Reporting damaged or missing belongings or losing money. - Reluctance to get on the computer - Becoming upset after looking at the cell phone, receiving a text or email or reading a Facebook post Cyberbullying often happens in conjunction with other kinds of bullying and allows a bully to cross over between school and home environments.  The use of the Internet has caused changes in bullying because targets can no longer escape the peer abuse by leaving the school environment.  In the past, home and weekends were a safe refuge from abuse. Research now shows that this is no longer the case and that there can be a constant barrage of abuse 24/7 with no refuge for those being abused. Nine steps you can take when your child is being bullied. 1. Listen to what your child has to say. 2. Try not to personalize what is happening, especially if you were bullied as a child. 3. Do not retaliate against the bully or his family. Be a positive example at problem solving. 4. Coach your child on how to react. Role-play avoiding the bully and not reacting to what is said. 5. Find a teacher, counselor or administrator at your child’s school who will help. 6. Take your child’s side; let the child know that you don’t blame him. 7. Get support from family and friends. 8. Teach your child to name what is happening. 9. Find something that your child is good at doing and help him to feel good about himself. As a parent you might see increased moodiness, withdrawal or depression in your child. While showing one or more of these signs might not necessarily mean that your child is being bullied, these are important indicators if you suspect that something is going on.

Prichard is a therapist and program coordinator for the Special Care Clinic (254-3861800) in Hamilton, which offers counseling services for children, adolescents and families.

Regional Medical Center Foundation. During this time she also was involved in many volunteer activities, including the Richardson ISD Texas Achievement program, Hockaday School second graders, North Dallas YMCA, March of Dimes, Juvenile Diabetes, American Heart Association and Stonebriar Homeowners Association. The Hockaday experience was particularly clever and instructive, as it required the children to create a business plan for a business they wanted to start. For that startup they would need a bank loan of a relatively small specified amount. Each child had to put up “collateral” for their loan, whether that be a favorite Teddy bear or a shell collection or whatever, and at the end of the school year they could redeem their collateral by paying off the loan. Often this program brought new business in the form of the children’s parents. Having spent her adult life in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Jerrie has now found herself at home in the Pecan Wells area of Hamilton County. She and husband Gary, with four children and two childrenin-law between them and six grandchildren, started “hanging out” with Gary’s longtime friend Max Derden and hunting with him on his ranch off Highway 36. It wasn’t long before they bought their own land and built a barn apartment on it for hunting weekends and soon decided to make a permanent home and built a lovely house in 2011. She enjoys two pet dogs, gardening, crafting, reading, sewing and needlework, and in previous years organized bike rides including the Hotter-NHell ride in Wichita Falls and the Waco Wild West Ride. She and Gary are members of First Baptist Church in Hamilton active with Wednesday suppers, facility committee and 2012 music camp, and were formerly at Prestonwood Baptist Church of Plano and Glenview Baptist Church of Fort Worth. Other groups that have benefited from Jerrie’s talents and gracious personality include the Lone Star Iris Society, where she is currently serving as vice president and membership chair and was previously club secretary, Colonial Study Club,

Hamilton General Hospital Auxiliary, Woman’s Council of Hamilton County and Pecan Wells Wildlife Management Association, where she assists her president husband with the annual meeting/luncheon. One of her “strictly fun” connections since 2011 is with the Pottsville Sassy Lassies, which meets monthly with no agenda and no fundraising, just fun occasions together. She cohosted the 2012 after-Christmas “white elephant” party at her home and relishes her times with the PSLs. For our consideration, her crowning glory is the way Jerrie “hit the ground running” when she joined the Pottsville Extension Education Club in 2010. She is currently serving a two-year term as vice president/ president-elect of our club, a voting delegate to the Hamilton Extension Education Council, as well as chairing our Welcome Committee, Road CleanUp Committee and Program Committee. She has contributed valuable volunteer time and craft work for PEEC’s participation in the annual Spring Fling and for PEEC’s Holiday Market fundraiser. Beyond this extraordinary load, she has attended the Texas Extension Education Association 2012 District 8 Leadership Training, 2013 District 8 Retreat and the 2013 TEEA State Conference as alternate delegate. She graciously offered her home for the club’s annual ice cream social in August of this year. Jerrie was aware that, in the metroplex environment, if you wanted to be involved in anything you simply had to phone someone and let them know of your interest. She has applied that practice to life in Hamilton County, including her introduction to PEEC. Of her activities with our club, Jerrie says that, “The people here made it so easy for me to be involved, and I just don’t know why there aren’t more people involved.” We don’t know, either, but we can tell you we are overjoyed that Jerrie is one who chose to come aboard with us. She’s made our club better for her association and friendship and we only wish we could clone her into 10 more. Jerrie Cage is, without a doubt, our very commendable Woman of the Year 2013.


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“Most Uncoachable Player” in History of Football By Bartee Haile Joe Don Looney was on his best behavior for the OklahomaKansas State game on October 27, 1962, contributing two touchdowns in the Sooners’ 47-0 rout blowout of the Wildcats and not causing his usual quota of trouble. Steve Sobol of NFL Films once was asked to name “the most uncoachable player” he had ever seen in professional football. Without the slightest hesitation, he answered, “Joe Don Looney” – the oddball the Saturday Evening Post called “the marvelous misfit.” Don Looney was a stand-out on the Texas Christian teams of the 1930s and a better-thanaverage receiver during his three years in the National Football League. When his playing days were over, grooming his son for gridiron greatness became Looney’s mission in life. But Joe Don bloomed too late for high-school stardom, leaving college recruiters interested only in his blazing speed. He went to the University of Texas on a track scholarship but dropped out after failing four of five courses in his first semester. A subsequent stopover at TCU, his father’s alma mater, proved to be even briefer. A 230-pound running back with a Mr. America physique should have had plenty of admirers, yet only Cameron Junior College was willing to give Joe Don a chance. He played his heart out for Leroy Montgomery, the one coach he ever liked, and led the small Oklahoma school to the JC championship. In his 15 seasons as head coach at the University of Oklahoma, Bud Wilkinson’s teams had won three national titles and an unsurpassed 47 straight contests. A strict disciplinarian confident in his ability to whip any “bad boy” into shape, Wilkinson never accepted a junior-college transfer. But in Joe Don’s case, he was willing to make an exception. Looney spent the first 56 minutes of the OU seasonopener sitting on the bench.

With time running out and the Sooners trailing Syracuse by three points, he told Wilkinson to put him in if he wanted to win the game. On just his second carry, Joe Don sealed the dramatic last-gasp victory with a long touchdown run. Nineteen sixty-two was the year Looney made his father’s All-American dream come true. He led OU in rushing and scoring and the nation in punting, enabling the Sooners to post an 8-3 record and a Top Ten ranking. Behind the scenes, however, Joe Don drove the coaching staff and most teammates nuts. He walked around the athletic dormitory in the nude and terrorized coeds with the severed finger of a cadaver. As a last resort, Wilkinson talked him into seeing a psychiatrist, but it had no effect on his bizarre behavior. Three acts into the 1963 season, Joe Don was history. Convinced the disruptive AllAmerican was more trouble than he was worth, Wilkinson used Looney’s physical confrontation with a graduate assistant as an excuse to kick him off the team. The college exile was rewarded with a $40,000 contract by the New York Giants, who picked him in the first round of the NFL draft. Their high hopes for the prized prospect were dashed in less than a month, as Looney piled up more fines for violating team rules than the rest of the Giants had in three years. Baltimore was the next stop simply because the Colts needed a punter. But head coach Don Shula was so worried “he might do anything” that he refused to risk Joe Don kicking until halfway through the schedule. The next year, the incorrigible outcast was welcomed with open arms to the Detroit Lions by Henry Gilmer, who declared Joe Don was the player to “save the franchise.” The patient coach tolerated the eccentricities of the “savior” until the day he politely asked Looney to carry a play to the huddle. It was the last straw for Gilmer when Joe Don snapped, “If you want a messenger boy, call Western Union.” The Lions eventually traded Looney to the Redskins,

Commissioners set meeting Hamilton County Commissioners will meet Monday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. in the Hamilton County Commissioner’s Courtroom to discuss and/or take action on the following items: Request from Kent Wenzel for the use of southwest corner of courthouse parking lot or annex parking lot Nov. 2; request from Chamber of Commerce for the use of west side porch of courthouse for Christmas tree, request from Chamber of Commerce for the use of courthouse parking lot and east porch August 29 and 30, 2014 (Dove Festival), request from Chamber of Commerce for the use of the annex parking lot August 29 and 30, 2014 (car show), budget amendments,

consent agenda, resolution casting votes for candidate nominees to serve on the Hamilton County Appraisal Board of Directors for 2014-2015, appointment of members for two year terms to the Central Texas MHMR, license agreement between Hamilton County and Net Data adding the 220th District Attorney Office as a licensed user at a cost of $6,000, contract agreement with Hamilton County and Hico Senior Center, appoint Ronald Baker election judge Precinct 22 for a two year term, report for Hamilton County Auditor and Hamilton County Treasurer on the year end reporting, quarterly reporting and bank reconciliations.

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where he publicly criticized the coaching of Hall of Fame quarterback Otto Graham. Not long after the Redskins cut him loose, Joe Don’s army reserve unit was called up for a yearlong tour in Vietnam. When Looney came back from Southeast Asia, the New Orleans Saints was the only team that returned his phone call. He toted the ball three times for a net loss of three yards and hung up his helmet for good. To fill the void left in his life, Looney turned to Hinduism supposedly at the suggestion of his father. He evolved into a devout follower of a so-called “swami” whom he served, according to at least one account, as a bodyguard and enforcer. In September 1988, Joe Don was 45, divorced and living all alone in a solar-heated hut without electricity near Alpine. On an early-morning ride north of Big Bend, he missed a curve, flew off his motorcycle and sustained lethal injuries. If Joe Don Looney could have chosen his own epitaph, it might have been this memorable response to an NFL coach who wanted to know why he skipped practice: “If practice makes perfect and perfection is impossible, why practice?”

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Financial Focus

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insurance can be important to your family’s financial security. If you already have life insurance with your employer, you may want to take the time, during open enrollment, to review your beneficiary designations. If you’ve experienced a change in your family situation, such as divorce or remarriage, you’ll want to update your beneficiaries, as needed. However, the amount of life insurance offered by your employer in a group policy may not be sufficient for your needs, so you may want to consult with a financial professional to determine if you should add private, or individual, coverage. You may find that individual coverage is comparable, in terms of

Take Advantage of “Open Enrollment” At many places of work, it’s “open enrollment” season — the time where you get to make changes to the various benefits you receive from your employer. As you review your overall benefits package, what areas should you focus on? Here are three possibilities: • Life insurance — If your employer offers life insurance as a benefit, and you haven’t already signed up for it, consider adding it during your open enrollment period — because life

News Briefs

Class of ‘55 to hold reunion The Hamilton High School Class of 1955 will hold its reunion on Oct 26 beginning at 4 p.m. at Circle T. There will be visiting and a meal at Cross Fire Cafe. All former classmates are invited to attend. The Promise in Glen Rose In 2013, The Promise will be celebrating its 25th Season at The Texas Amphitheater in Glen Rose with scheduled performances on Friday and Saturday evenings through October. This season, The Promise is staged to become one of the most exciting and memorable events for North Central Texas and all of its communities. Lutefisk Dinner at Cranfills Gap Plans are underway for the 49th Annual Lutefisk Dinner which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Cranfills Gap School. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 and may be purchased at First Security State Bank in Cranfills Gap, Clifton, and Meridian, Gap Tractor, Mustang Water, and at the Cranfills Gap School. Adult tickets are $18 and children’s tickets (12 and younger) are $9 for this all-you-can-eat meal served family-style by the CGHS students. Seating times are 4, 4:45, 5:30, and 6:15 p.m. Traditional lutefisk, as well as turkey and dressing with all the trimmings will be served at this special event that is hosted by the Cranfills Gap Lions’ Booster Club. For more information contact Ruth Taylor at 254-597-2505 (school), 254-597-2406 (home), or Harvest Festival at Evant The annual Evant ISD Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 26. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until midnight. The haunted house will be open from 8 p.m. until midnight. Other activities will include bingo, assorted games, jump house, goat roping, raffles and a cake walk. Bible study at St. Mary’s Episcopal Anglican Church Each Tuesday there is an 11 a.m. mass followed by Bible study at the parish house of St. Mary’s Episcopal Anglican Church. The study is based on Randy Alcorn’s book, “Heaven.” Everyone is invited to join them for the study. Can Food Drive The Hamilton County United Care Annual Thanksgiving Can Food Drive will be held Oct. 1 through Nov. 24. United Care is in dire need of can goods as the food bank has none. The econmy is bringing more people signing up for food boxes each month. United Care needs help in filling food boxes to hand out. Please help us help the needy of Hamilton County. You may take your can goods to your local church or bring them by United Care. All help is gratefully appreciated. Prairie Chapel School Fall Fest Prairie Chapel School will hold its Fall Fest on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 8720 Prairie Chapel Road, Crawford (10 miles west of Crawford and one mile west of Bush Ranch). Those attending can visit the museum in the restored 1908 school. There will also be Bingo, live music, food, drinks, train ride and kid games as well as an antique car and tractor show. For entry form, go to or call 254-486-2366. Medicare open enrollment The Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas, the designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Hamilton County, will be at Hamilton General Hospital, 400 North Brown, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 to meet with Medicare beneficiaries concerning their health and prescription drug plan options for 2014. Bring Medicare card, list of medications and dosage, preferred pharmacy and household income. Masons meeting On Saturday Oct. 26 Masons will meet at 9 a.m. at the Rock House Lodge to confer a Master Mason’s degree on one candidate. This will be followed by the installing and dedication of their building corner stone. Bring cameras for a historical picture. Letters from Santa Gustine VFD is sponsoring “Letters from Santa.” For a $5 donation, children can receive a letter addressed to them personally from Santa Claus on colorful Christmas stationary. Mail requests with payment to 28 Santa Clause General Delivery, Gustine, TX 76455. Proceeds years serving water well installation benefit Gustine VFD general fund. and service in Central Texas. Free movie night at FUMC First United Methodist Church will show a free movie, “The Ultimate Gift,” Saturday night, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. A nursery be provided. There will be free popcorn and drinks. Nowwill accepting major credit cards Fall Festival at Dove Hill for your convenience. Dove Hill Care Center and Villas will hold a fall festival on Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. is invited to attend and enjoy free games, GlenEveryone and Linda Lawson costume contest and events. The residents will hand out candy.


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cost, to your employer’s coverage. Also, individual coverage is “portable” — that is, you can take it with you if you change jobs. • Disability insurance — Your employer may also offer disability insurance as a lowcost benefit. The coverage can be invaluable. In fact, nearly one in three women, and about one in four men, can expect to suffer a disability that keeps them out of work for 90 days or longer at some point during their working years, according to the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE). Again, as was the case with life insurance, your employer’s disability policy may not be enough for your needs, so you may need to consider additional coverage. • Retirement plan — Your employer may offer a 401(k) or similar retirement plan, such as a 403(b) plan, if you work for an educational institution or a nonprofit organization, or a 457(b) plan, if you work for a governmental unit. All these plans offer the chance to contribute pretax dollars; so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. Equally important, your earnings can grow tax deferred, which means your money can accumulate faster than if it were

placed in an account on which you paid taxes every year. Consequently, try to contribute as much as you can possibly afford to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan. If you’ve gotten a raise recently, consider boosting your contributions during open enrollment. Also, take this opportunity to review the array of investments you’ve chosen for your 401(k) or other plan. If you feel that they’re underperforming and not providing you with the growth opportunities you need, you may want to consider making some changes. You might also think about making adjustments if your portfolio has shown more volatility than the level with which you are comfortable. Your financial professional can help you determine if your investment mix is still suitable for your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. Open enrollment season gives you the perfect opportunity to maximize those benefits offered to you by your employer. So, think carefully about what you’ve got and what improvements you can make — it will be time well spent.

Kenneth, I’m writing to thank Jane Crouch and her co-hearts in EDC across the Area for the Governor’s Small Business Forum held in Clifton. A bus was provided for people from Hamilton, Dublin, and Hico. Upon our arrival in Clifton we were greeted with breakfast and really fine hosts. The morning session included two speakers offering pertinent information for “new” businesses. We had a “working man’s” lunch. Not really, we ate and listened to a fascinating presentation on relating to employees by a retired Lt. Col.

We heard two more speakers in the afternoon session and ate more desserts. There were many excellent suggestions for “NEW” businesses made by none other than Hamilton’s own Mike Rountree of Rountree Appliance. I’m not a business person but even I understood the messages shared. I send a big thank you to the EDC and Jane for giving the business people of Hamilton an opportunity to learn and improve their techniques in their chosen fields. Sincerely. Mary Frances Almquist

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Obituaries Janice M. Ganske Janice M. Ganske, 74, of Dublin died on Oct. 16, 2013 in Stephenville. She requested to be cremated and no public memorial service be held. Janice is survived by her husband Kenneth and many dear family and friends. Stephenville Funeral Home Gwen Wallace

Gwen Wallace died peacefully at the age of 80 on Oct. 16, 2013 in the Hamilton General Hospital, the place she once served. Funeral services were held Oct. 22 at Riley Funeral Home with Keith Felton officiating. Burial followed in IOOF Cemetery. She was born on April 30, 1933 in Blair, the daughter of Elsie Lee Griggs Ellis. She was known to many as Granny, a caring, loving and compassionate woman. Mrs. Wallace served the community in many capacities. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she shared her love for the Lord. She

joined the medical profession early on in Hamilton working at Dr. Kooken’s office. She also worked for Dr. Schadler, Dr. Tan and the Hamilton General Hospital. She spent her entire life in the medical field serving others. She had a passion for caring for other people. She was a very strong woman, with determination, as was evident in her last days. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved growing all sorts of flowers and spending time outside. Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Ellis. Survivors include her three sons, Donnie, Michael and Larry along with their wives, Judy, Khanh and Nessie; grandchildren Monica Andrews, Misty Gann, Michelle Neal, Bradley and Marissa Wallace, Malachi and Matthew Wallace, Jaime and Jordan Wallace, Anesha Grant; great grandchildren Bryce and Jeremiah Andrews, Jake Gann, Elijah and Gabriel Neal, Kasidee Wallace, and Alleigh Olvera. Riley Funeral Home JoAnn Pierson A memorial service will be held for JoAnn Pierson of Hamilton on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Hamilton with the Rev. Matt Hall presiding. A reception in the fellowship hall will follow.

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News Briefs Singles in Agriculture meeting

Singles in Agriculture members and guests will meet at Circle T Arena on Nov. 1-3. Local singles are invited to participate in visits to attractions, dining and dancing. For more information, call 254-842-9928, 254-681-2354 or e-mail or and mention SIA in the subject line.

Lamkin Methodist Church open house

The Lamkin United Methodist Church will hold open house on Oct. 27. The service will be at 9:30 a.m. There will be special music and lunch will be served.

Red Hat meeting

The Hamilton Red Hat Dove Town Divas group plans to attend the Womens Council Luncheon and Vintage Style Show on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Fine Arts Center. Cost of the meal and show is $12.

Woman’s Council Vintage Style Show and Luncheon

The Woman’s Council Vintage Style Show and Luncheon is Monday, Nov. 4 at noon. An encore style show with tea and snacks is at 5 p.m. Seating is limited, so call 386-5338 or 386-5820 for tickets.

Deadline for senior ads for HHS yearbook

The deadline to order a Senior Ad for the HHS Yearbook is Dec. 13. Payment, photos, and text must be submitted by this date. Absolutely NO extensions will be made. All text (copy), photos and payment must be submitted by Dec. 13 to complete your order. ALL senior pictures will need to be taken and selected by this deadline. The yearbook staff will design the ad for you or you may design your own. Submit all senior ad orders and payments to the Hamilton Yearbook Staff. Checks should be made out to Hamilton ISD. There are only 6 pages reserved for Senior Ads this year. Once those pages are sold, ad sales will end. For more information about prices, contact Brenda Andrews or a member of the yearbook staff.

First United Methodist Church

Service Times Sunday: 10:30 a.m. • Thursday: 7:00 p.m.

Rev. Matt Hall 215 West Main Hamilton 254-386-8155

Real People Serving A Real God Who Really Loves You

702 W. Snell, Hamilton on the corner of Mary Nelson & Snell

Sunday Service 1o:30 a.m. Wednesday Youth 6:30 p.m. 254-784-0276 Pastor Ed Chapman

3 miles east of Bottlinger Grain on Aleman Hwy. (corner of FM 932 and CR 404) “The just shall live by Faith . . .” Hebrews 10:38 Bro. Don Draper, Pastor

Marvin Andrews, Pastor 8 miles East on Hwy. 36 Everyone Welcome! Nursery Provided! FMI call: 254-784-0603 Come worship with us and receive a blessing.

Affiliated with the SBC

St. John Lutheran Church LCMS Hwy. 22 E at Cheyenne Mesa Road Hamilton,Texas • 254-386-3158



Listen to KCLW 900 a.m. Sunday Morning Sermons 7:30 a.m. Lutheran Hour 8 a.m.

Sunday School: 8:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

MASS, Wednesday................4:30 p.m.

MASS (Bilingual), Saturday..6:00 p.m. CONFESSIONS Wednesday and Saturday, 5-5:30 p.m.

843 Nicholson 254-865-6724

Pastor Keith Reich “Responding to Christ’s call to learn, live and share His love.”

Outreach Church of Christ

First Presbyterian Church

Meeting in the historic Central Christian Church building

600 North Rice Avenue • Hamilton, Texas • 386-5668

(Contructed in 1902, Expanded 1911)

302 N. Rice (Hwy. 281), Hamilton “Coming together to praise God, encourage one another and serve those in need.” Bible Class 9 a.m. Tim Tutor Worship Assembly 10 a.m. Preacher

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Aleman, Texas


Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday

Sundays Adult Bible Study 10:15 a.m.

Visitors Welcome

Victory Christian Fellowship

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church The Episcopal Church of Hamilton County

1446 FM 3340 Hamilton, Texas 254-386-5976

“A church that loves people”

Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Church Services Sundays at 11 a.m.

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m.

Located at FM 218 & Hercules St.

254-386-8552 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m.

Temporarily worshiping at 600 E. Main St. • Hamilton The Rev. Linda Sutherland, Deacon

First Baptist Church

“The end of your search for a family-friendly conservative Baptist Church”

Andrew Sobities, Pastor

“Advancing the Gospel”

Sunday Activities Jacob Sensenig Suday School for all ages: 9:45 a.m. Nursery provided Minister of Music Morning Worship 11 a.m. Broadcast live KCLW 900 AM Wednesday Night Activities Sharon Felton Adult Bible Studies begin at 6 p.m. Minister to Youth Youth Activities 6p.m. Children’s Choir 6 p.m. • Sanctuary Choir 7 p.m.

Lanham United Methodist Church

Hwy. 22 East • Hamilton ~ 386-3290

Worship & Study Opportunities Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. • Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m. Study of The Book of Revelation on Sunday Evenings at 6 p.m. Children’s “Camp Calvary” K-5th Ladies Bible Study & Youth Group 6th - 12th Grades Friday: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Reverend Keith Felton - Pastor

254-386-5175 Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. followed by covered dish brunch. Everyone welcome to worship with us. 11 miles east of Hamilton at Crossroads Hwy. 22 and FM 1602

Pastor Gilbert Donald

Calvary Baptist Church

220 South Bell Street • 254-386-8141

Affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC)


A congregation of the Anglican Church in North America

Join us for Worship Sunday Mass at 8am

followed by fellowship in the Parish Hall ____________

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Father Timothy M. Matkin, Vicar


Established in 1889  Located in Hamilton at the corner of College and Main

Living Waters Worship Center


Pottsville, Texas Welcomes you! 254-372-3942

Pastor Don Kingman Worship Service 10:40 a.m.

“We still cling to the Old Rugged Cross”

Indian Gap Baptist Church

FM 1702 Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study 6:30 p.m. 325-998-2427

KJV Pre-Millennial Bible-Believing Baptists

Pastor Keegan Hall

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Families in Crisis

Emmaus Community

Crisis intervention, counseling support services to anyone experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault. Appointments available Thursdays, 200 E. Gentry. 1-888-799-SAFE. All services free and confidential.

For all who have attended a pilgrim walk - supper and fellowship first Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Mondays, 7-8 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church fellowship building in the back, look for the light. Also Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., 220 S. Bell in the old fellowship hall by the drive-through. All meetings open for alcohol/drug addiction. 254-485-1886 or 254-485-0653.

Last Thursdays month, 6 p.m., Hamilton General Hospital dining room.

Alcoholics Anonymous

254-386-8951 • 800-722-8581

Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.

Sunday School............................................. 9:45 Sunday Worship Service.............................11:00 Sunday Evening Service.............................. 6:00 Wednesday Evening Service........................ 6:00

Across the street and west of the football field.


Nursery is provided for all worship events.


Loving God . . . Loving People Sunday Morning Worship Service.........................................10:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY Youth Group (grades 1-8)..................................................6-7:30 p.m. Extreme Teams (grades 9-12)............................................6-7:30 p.m. 720 South Bell St. • 254-386-5020


Sunday Worship Service 10:50 a.m.


Non-Denominational • Kevin Cude, Pastor

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Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

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Faith Baptist Church

CARD OF THANKS Words seem so inadequate to express our thanks for all the kindness shown to us during the loss of our loved one, David William Cogswell, Sr. Thanks for those who brought food, sent floral tributes, the phone calls, and all the prayers. Thanks to his hospice nurse, Barbara Sanders (he called her his angel) and to Dr. Brister, and the entire staff of CCS Hospice, and to Dr. Charles Johnson. A special thanks to the entire staff of Riley Funeral Home for the care and compassion shown to us. And special thanks to Ted Sellers for the beautiful Memorial Service. God Bless each of you,


Living Hope Outreach Church


Tuesday and Wednesday appointments for pregnancy testing. Also classes in pre-natal care, birthing, first aid, anger management, parenting for all ages, Bible education. Several courses available in Spanish. 386-3709.

Men’s prayer breakfast

Wednesdays, 7 a.m., Aristacats. All men invited.

Diabetes Support Group Lone Star Legal Aid

First Mondays, 1:30-4 p.m., Courthouse, 101 N. Henry, second floor witness room. Free service for low-income residents of Hamilton County. 254-939-5773.

Recycling Center

First Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. and third Saturdays, 8 a.m. until noon.

HOP bus

Public transit - 1-800-791-9601.

NA Jonesboro

Women’s prayer group

Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., Jonesboro Baptist Church, 11420 SH 36. 254-4632258.

Narcotics Anonymous

Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 3rd Street and Avenue J, Clifton, for families and friends of problem drinkers.

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Living Waters Worship Center (across from football field house). Everyone invited. 386-3959. Mondays and Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., next to Donut Shop. 254-979-0240.

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By Suzy Thames The annual Thanksgiving Hamilton United Care Canned Food Drive is under way now and going well so far. Canned goods are needed to fill our food boxes that United Care gives out on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Tarrant Area Food Bank is low or out on everything, and that is where Hamilton United Care gets its groceries to hand out. Right now United Care is having to buy canned goods locally and money is in short demand. Please give generously on this food drive. Everything is greatly appreciated. There is also a food sculpture challenge kicking off between Hamilton and Hico communities. United Care is asking businesses, organizations, churches or schools to create food sculptures and display them beginning Nov. 4. Sculptures can be any size or shape, the more creative the better! Please set a box or jar near your sculpture to collect votes. Contact John Galindo for more information at 386-5767. The cans will then be donated to Hamilton United Care. The St. Paul Shive Lutheran Church congregation is planning a baby shower to honor Randy and Andrea Newby during the secondSunday-of-the-month social on Nov. 10. You are invited to this special event. The Pottsville Extension Club is sponsoring the Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Jayson Harris Pavilion in Hamilton. There will be arts and crafts booths, food booths and the library book sale. Great place to do some early Christmas shopping. Proceeds are used to support our scholarship fund and various charities. Booth spaces are available. Contact Linda Waggener at 254-386-5259. We live in the land of the free only because of the brave. Please remember our servicemen and women who are serving their country in your daily prayers. This is our list: Stephen Parrish (Afghanistan, Joyce Parrish grandson), Sgt. Billy Gibson (Afghanistan), Austin Sullivan (Georgia Sullivan’s grandson), Micah Stork (Navel Reserves), Airman Garrett White, Creech AFB, Nevada (Connie and Tom Whites grandson), Sgt. Jason Gibson, Kevin Calhoun (San Diego, CA), Bart Gaishaver (Ft. Benning, Georgia), Ashley Guearvera (Ft. Riley, Kansas), LCP. T.J. Coronado (Afghanistan), Pvt. Timothy Palacio, Lance Corporal Jordan Ratliff , Pvt. 1st Class Jaime Hernandez (Army

- Ft. Knox, KY), Starbuck Long (Navy - Japan), Cpl. Wyatt Smith (Fort Hood), Lt. J. Slager - Navy (Japan), Pfc. Allen Shelton (Fort Hood), Sgt. Mike Blair, Spec. Garrett Blair, Jim Broyles, Staff Sgt. Justin Frasier (Afghanistan), Staff Sgt. Jason Broyles, Pfc. James Thornberry (Ft. Bragg, NC), E4 Bentley Joe Stevens (In the Pacific), Cecil Limmer (Afghanistan), John Slough (Ft. Campbell, KY), Specialist Nathan Shaffer, Specialist Ryan Calhoun (Ft. Hood), Sgt. Jason Pack (Ft. Gordon, Georgia), Rocky French (Camp Mabry, Austin), William Moore, Jason Aubuchont, Michael Edwards (Cherry Point, NC), Michael Hartgrove (Germany), Patti Glen and David Glen (San Antonio) William Jelks, Nathan Eilers, Paul Wells, Cole Wells (Fort Bragg, NC.), Sgt. Jeremy Mullins (Afghanistan), Sgt. Derek Voges (home a few weeks), Brian Williams, Matthew Medina (San Diego, CA), James Pearce (Germany), Jacob Spiller, Sgt. Dustin Frederick, E.J. Black, Jason Custer, Ernie Mendez (Camp Pendleton, Calif.) If I have missed someone that you know is serving please let me know. Or if they happen to be home on leave or transfer to a different location please let me know, and I thank you. You can be proud of all listed here as they are giving of themselves for YOU and their country. Pray for our friends and neighbors, Ken Waggener (heart surgery), Ollie Zschiesche, Ewald Wulf (fell), John Opryshek, Harriet Fischer, Margaret Stolte (Clifton Rehab Wing at Goodall Witcher), LaVerne Bubert (St. Catherine’s Rehab Center in Waco), Kenneth Miller, Darin Gautier, Cade Perkins, Jean Blackwell, Clifford Reinert, Wanda Rosentreter and Chad Butler. And the ones in the nursing homes: Leona Eilers, Melvin Eilers, Hilmar Dittmar, Frances Gardner, Kendra Code, Alma Reich and Mattie Hohertz. Edna Hopper is now in a Goldthwaite nursing home. A cheer up call, card or visit would be much appreciated. Have you ever drank something or eaten something hot and it burned your mouth? Well just pour you a small glass of cold milk (or simply swish the milk around in your mouth). The chilled liquid will soothe the burn on contact. Plus, the milk protein will coat the sore, creating a protective barrier that helps prevent further injury. Just a’lil burn tip for ‘ya. See ‘ya in church. “Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.”

TeamConnor... Continued from Page 1A matched 50 cents for each $1, bringing her donation to almost $1700. TeamConnor was created in 2008 by young cancer patient Connor Cruse who wanted to make sure no other child would have to go through what he had been through. Connor was diagnosed at 4 with neuroblastoma, a solid tumor that was found in his abdomen. He fought a fierce four-year battle that included more than 200 nights in the hospital, 14 operations, 40 blood transfusions, 25 rounds of chemo, two bone marrow transplants, countless painful procedures and visits to specialists in Dallas, Houston, Boston, New York and even Guatemala. Connor always said, “Surely if they can put a man on the moon, they can find the cure for cancer.” “He was a very smart and brave boy,” said Jennifer Koi Bolton, Trinity’s aunt, who is executive director of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation in Dallas. “Connor didn’t complain. He was a valiant warrior with incredible faith. He was a fighter to the very end,” she said. “His motto was, ‘Be brave and believe in Jesus.’” Connor beat his cancer, only to contract a second cancer caused by radiation from the first treatment.  This took him quickly and he died at age 8 on July 10, 2009.  “Since then, we have been fighting hard to preserve his legacy,” Bolton said.  “In only five years, TeamConnor has awarded over $1 million in funding to researchers across the country to find the cure for all childhood cancers. “We didn’t achieve this alone,” Bolton said. “We have an incredible team of volunteers, supporters and donors that continue to fight with us.” That’s where Trinity comes in. She wasn’t satisfied with only proceeds from a lemonade stand. “I got involved with TeamConnor because I wanted to make a difference for kids with cancer,” Trinity said.  “Years ago, I was at Jennifer’s house and she introduced me to one of her friends, Avery, who had cancer.  “Avery was only about two feet tall but was two years older than I


Trinity at the Hico run was. When I first met Avery, I had a lot of questions, but I learned that Avery was just like me – was loud, sweet and liked to have fun.  “I really liked playing with Avery  that weekend and from that moment on, I knew I wanted to help kids like her,  so I asked Jennifer what I could do since I was only a kid. “Jennifer taught me a lot about the disease, what I could do to help and how I could encourage my friends to get involved too.  It was cool knowing that I could fight along with kids like Avery.” Trinity was invited to serve on the TeamConnor Junior Advisory Board two years ago, and she said it’s a lot of fun. “Even though I’m not in Dallas, I know people everywhere need to know about childhood cancer and TeamConnor,” she said. “I make it a point to do something that will help

EDC Minutes By Doug Baker, Secretary

The Hamilton Herald-News Thursday, October 24, 2013 Page 7A

The Board of Directors of the City of Hamilton Economic Development Corporation held its regular board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Lana’s Cafe, 510 E. Main. Members of the Board of Directors present were Helen Townsend, Steve Watson, Doug Baker, LeeAnn Lee, Jim Shafer and Betty Jenkins. Also present were Seaborn Ashby and EDC Executive Director Jane Crouch. EDC President Townsend called the meeting to order and welcomed the guest. Minutes of the Sept. 4 regular meeting were approved, motion by Jenkins, second by Baker. Townsend recognized Hamilton ISD teacher Ashby to present a request for funding to assist his Research and Design 1 and 2 rocket-building classes with travel to competitions and to NASA for a presentation of their flight profile to NASA engineers. He said that each of the classes has 12 students who will design and build rockets that will initially launch a distance of one mile and then break the sound barrier. Ashby said that over the years this class has historically given students knowledge and experience that have led to deeper interest in science and mathematics and advanced studies in engineering. On a motion by Watson, second by Baker, the board approved $5,000 from the EDC Workforce Training budget line item to support the classes and requested an invitation to local launchings and a report on the out-of-town trips. The president recognized Shafer and Crouch to report on the Oct. 2 Governor’s Small Business Forum held in Clifton. Crouch said that a capacity crowd attended, 127 registered, from Hico, Dublin, Meridian, Clifton and Hamilton. She said the 55passenger bus from Hamilton and Hico was almost full and that the HISD business students and adults who completed a survey were impressed with the subjects dealt with, the presenters, the venue and food, organization

and opportunity to network with hosts of the event, the Governor’s Office, Workforce Solutions staff, EDC Executive Directors, presenters and other attendees. She told the board that the Governor’s Office staff said the Clifton event was the most successful they’d seen. The president then recognized Lee and Crouch to discuss the upcoming special called board meeting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Hamilton General Hospital Board Room. Lee said that she and Crouch learned in a conference call with Tom Kowalski, President of the Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute, about the THBI organization, its value to growth and development of health-related business and potential importance to Hamilton. She said Kowalski accepted the invitation to Hamilton that will include a tour of the town and hospital system plus an opportunity for the EDC board and the public to hear directly from him following lunch. The president then asked Crouch to lead a discussion of relocation of the EDC office. Crouch said the present location has the advantages of close proximity to City Hall as well as its obvious site on SH36, but parking and space have always been problematic. After consideration of options, the board asked that Crouch continue research of the subject. Vice president Watson presided during the remainder of the meeting when Townsend left to attend to family business. He commented on the outstanding renovation of the historic Corrigan house that now is home to Dr. Jones Computers and Lana’s Café, which is scheduled to open soon. Members congratulated Justin and Elaine Jones on the fine reconstruction and the excellent catered dinner. Watson announced that the next regular board meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 20. On a motion by Baker, second by Shafer, the board approved adjournment of the meeting.

TeamConnor every chance I get.” She ran in the Color Me Green 5K and Caterpillar Dash in 2012 with a goal of raising $100. “I was able to keep increasing my goal because everyone I asked was more than willing to support me and my efforts to raise awareness for childhood cancer,” Trinity said. “The day of the run I had raised almost $700!” But still she wanted to do more. “One day my mom and I were talking about how we could help raise money for TeamConnor and reach more people with our message in Hamilton,” she said. “We are lucky because my grandparents, Don and Sylvia Haile, own Ranglers Convenience Stores, which are visited by thousands of travelers that are passing through. We thought there was no reason to limit ourselves to just spreading awareness to people in Hamilton, we could instead spread awareness to all these travelers passing through also. And then maybe they would be able to take our message and tell their friends and family about it and it would keep going and going! “After this, we knew Ranglers was the perfect place to host the fund-raiser.  We then called the TeamConnor office and started brainstorming and came up with a pinup program as a way to spread awareness and raise money. “What was neat about this program was that all of the employees really enjoyed telling the customers about childhood cancer and asking if they wanted to make a donation,” Trinity said.  “Even better, we told hundreds and hundreds of people about childhood cancer. Even if they didn’t donate when they were in the store, maybe they will go home and make a difference in a kid’s life.”  “We are so proud of the employees at Ranglers Convenience Stores for raising an astonishing $1,200 in two weeks,” Bolton said. “Not only did their efforts raise vital funds for childhood cancer research, it helped spread awareness, which is the first step in curing this disease.” “I don’t know all the donors, but I’m so thankful they’ve all joined the fight to beat childhood cancer,” Trinity said. “What Trinity has done is truly amazing, and she has such determination to help others less fortunate than her,” Bolton said.  “I’m very proud of what she has accomplished. “Sadly, many people turn a deaf

ear when hearing about a child suffering,” Bolton said. “Often I hear, ‘thank goodness my child doesn’t have it,’ but the reality is one in 300 children will have cancer before their 18th birthday in the United States.  And to date, there are no known causes of childhood cancers, so parents don’t know how and can’t protect their child from getting the disease. “Childhood cancer does not discriminate and it is the number one disease killer of children in the United States, more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and AIDS combined.”  “I enjoy knowing that my efforts give back to TeamConnor, and TeamConnor is able to give money to the doctors to find a cure,” Trinity said. “I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. As long as there are kids out there that are fighting for their lives, I’m going to keep fighting for them too.” She’s also telling as many people as she can about TeamConnor and childhood cancer so they can get involved too. “I have realized that even the small acts make a big impact to spread awareness,” she said.  “For example, at my games, I wear my TeamConnor sweaty band and always have people asking me what that caterpillar is on my band. That’s my chance to start up the conversation and encourage them to take action too. At one of the 5Ks I ran in Hico, I wore a TeamConnor shirt, TeamConnor tattoos and wrote TeamConnor on my arms. I thought this was a creative way to get people to ask what I was running for.” Trinity believes no one is too young to make a difference. “If you want to see a change, you can’t just sit around and wait for it,” she said. “You have to be the change you want to see in the world – that’s one of my favorite quotes.  “It doesn’t matter what age, where you live, what you do, every person can make a difference.  The more you talk about childhood cancer, the more people are going to listen and hopefully want to get involved too. “Most of all, I want to say that kids with cancer are just like you and me, but they need someone to fight for them, and that’s what I’m going to keep doing.” For more information about TeamConnor, log on to www., or just talk to Trinity.

EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Stephenville, awarded Texas Rep. J.D. Sheffield, D.O., the 2013 Excellence in Public Service Award last Thursday. Sheffield, center, is pictured with Christopher Leu, left, the hospital’s president, and Dr. Steve Steed, hospital board member. Since 2005, Texas Health has recognized public servants who have made significant contributions to the public health and well-being its of communities. “There is no one more deserving of this award,” said Steed. “Since being elected in 2012, Dr. Sheffield has served as a champion for protecting and improving healthcare.”


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Circle T Arena will ceremony. host the largest Extreme Originated by Bluff Dale’s Cowboy Association World Cameron, EXCA competition Championship ever Oct. 31 includes obstacles and challenges through Nov. 3, according to that cowboys routinely encounter event organizers. while on a trail ride or daily More than 180 of the work on a ranch. The events world’s best cowboys have challenge both the horse and entered the competition, and all the rider to maneuver through a division winners will receive series of obstacles demonstrating cash payouts, custom buckles horsemanship and speed. and other prizes. Spectators Obstacles, terrain and length of are welcome, and tickets are courses vary at each contest, so available online or at the arena. no two events are ever alike. “We will compete Thursday Obstacles may include through Saturday with two shooting from horseback, different stages,� said Frank backing uphill and downhill, Turben of the EXCA. “Saturday bareback riding, barrel jumping, OBSTACLES- A champion rider maneuvers through the will conclude with a special side turns, chalk branding, spinning, obstacles at last year’s Extreme Cowboy Association World match, a Man on Man Craig teeter-totter bridge, trailer load, Cameron Shootout where 12 water crossing, log pull or Championship at Circle T Arena. riders will compete two at a time whatever else Cameron thinks on matching courses. It is very of. exciting. “The best of the best come Races begin at 8 a.m. daily back on Sunday for the finals, and all events are family-friendly This is the third of four articles the borrower that could result in a where the top 10 in each division entertainment. Spectator tickets are $10 for one day or $25 for providing information on the possible foreclosure of the reverse return for the last stage.� Nov. 5 constitutional amendment mortgage is required 12 days prior On Friday, mid-afternoon, the entire weekend. referendum. Proposed amendments to closing on the loan. there will be an opening For more information, log Supporters argue that it is not 2 and 9 relate to changes in state ceremony parade of flags of on to the Circle T website, boards. Proposition 5 makes changes uncommon for older homeowners all the countries represented, to find themselves in the market for in reverse mortgage lending. Car pet - Wood - Tile - Vinyl The public or extremecowboyassociation. This information is distributed a new home, whether for purposes in the competition. is invited to see the com. by State Rep. J.D. Sheffield and is of downsizing to a more suitableSales and Service – colorful Lefty Gonzales

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Additionally, a adventure Friday the 11 and Pour over cereal mixture; stir review of other sources also did not they had a blast. We went sight until evenly coated. Spread reveal any apparent opposition to seeing in the country side. As into 9 by 13-inch baking pan. well as visiting, Topsey the Bake 20 minutes, stirring after the amendment. Wild Animal Park. It was fun 10 min. (be careful not to over Proposed Amendment 9 cook). Spread on waxed paper or The constitutional amendment listening to residents point out aluminum foil cool completely. areas they knew, and people relating to expanding the types of who lived there. We talked about Tossed with dried cranberries; sanctions that may be assessed everything, romantic stories of store in airtight container until against a judge or justice following engagements and weddings, we ready to serve. Toss in cheese a formal proceeding instituted by laughed at jokes that filled the cubes just before serving. 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Pig tails due Saturday for bountied feral hogs The first collection date for tails of feral hogs killed in Hamilton County will be October 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at West Henry Feed Store. Hamilton County is offering a bounty program wherein a $5 per tail bounty will be offered in return for the tails of any feral hogs killed in Hamilton County during a period beginning Oct. 1 and continuing until funds allocated to the bounty program are depleted. The following rules will apply to the bounty program. Severed tails from feral hogs must be presented in a sealed transparent plastic bag in such a way that all tails are easily counted without opening the bag. Bagged tails must be frozen or refrigerated such that the flesh is not decomposing. Participants must present, in person, a valid drivers license or Texas Identification Card and their mailing address to submit tails. A landowner/lessor affidavit must be filled out and presented confirming the location and time/date of the harvest of the feral hogs. Upon submission, a receipt will be provided to approved participants and a check will be mailed to them from the Hamilton County Treasurer. Cumulative payments in excess of $599 to any individual during any calendar year will not be issued without a verified IRS W9 form submitted to the Hamilton County Treasurer. Pick-up locations, times, and other details will be announced or made available at a later date. All Federal and State game laws will apply.

RECYCLERS- Triple H 4-H group from Hamilton helped the Hamilton Public Library Friday. They donated their time and labor to help clean and organize the library’s storage area. They also were able to recycle old newspaper, magazines and books to the Hamilton Recycle Center with the help of librarian Nancy Diaz and Leadership Hamilton’s Mike Lovell. Pictured are, back row, l-r, Anagail Hamby, Olivia Wenzel, Davin Hamby, Lewis Wenzel; front row, Everett Wenzel, Dalton Hamby, Sean Christian Wenzel and Avary Fergason.

USDA begins distribution of payments Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments to participants across the country. USDA also will distribute 2013 direct payments and 2012 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program payments beginning Oct. 24. Payments originally were scheduled to be issued earlier in the month, but were delayed by several weeks due to the lapse in Federal funding. “Farmers, ranchers and rural landowners across the country count on USDA programs and the payment delays due to the shutdown were an unnecessary burden,” Vilsack said. “USDA has prioritized making these scheduled payments without any further delay and Farm Service Agency staff have worked hard to get this assistance out the door as quickly as possible.” Producers will receive payments on almost 700,000 CRP contracts on 390,000 farms covering 26.8 million acres. In exchange for a yearly rental payment provided by USDA on contracts ranging from 10 to 15 years, farmers and ranchers en-

rolled in CRP agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant grasses or trees that will improve water quality and improve waterfowl and wildlife habitat. CRP reduced runoff and leaching of nitrogen and phosphorus into waterways by an estimated 605 million pounds and 121 million pounds, respectively, in 2012, and soil erosion reductions totaling 308 million tons in 2012. Direct payments for 2013 for the DCP and ACRE programs are being made to the more than 1.7 million farms enrolled in the Farm Service Agency’s programs. Producers with base acres of certain commodities are eligible for DCP payments. ACRE payments for 2012-crop barley, corn, grain sorghum, lentils, oats, peanuts, dry peas, soybeans, and wheat are scheduled to be released beginning Oct. 24 and contingent upon national average market prices and yields in each state. ACRE payments for large chickpeas, small chickpeas, canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame, and sunflowers are scheduled to be made in early December and for long

Insurance deadlines near for farmers and ranchers Hamilton County farmers and ranchers are reminded the deadline to sign up and report acreage for pasture, range and forage insurance for 2014 is Nov. 15. “Insurance is a critical component of many operations because farming and ranching is a gamble,” said David Melde, Hamilton County Farm Bureau president. “The policy can offer stability during these consecutive years of drought and other extreme adverse conditions.” Producers can determine any number of acres to insure, but must also select a minimum of

two two-month intervals or a maximum of six two-month intervals per year to insure. Payment is determined by area losses based on a grid system, not by individual damages. Coverage levels between 70 and 90 percent are available. “After the producer selects a coverage level, then a productivity factor, which is a percentage of the established county base value for forage, is chosen,” David Melde said. For more information, contact the local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. -

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SHEEP & GOAT SALE RESULTS FROM OCT. 21 — HEAD COUNT: 2542 Dorper Lambs Feeder: (20-40 lbs.) 140-200 cwt Light Slaughter: (40-70 lbs.) 110-180 cwt Hvy Slaughter: (70 lbs. up) 100-140 cwt Dorper Ewes: $50-$125 hd Bucks: 60-100 cwt Barbadoes Lambs:100-170 cwt Ewes: $35-$65 hd. Bucks: $75-$1000 hd. Trends Kids: Nannies: Wool Lambs: Dorper Lambs: BBD Lambs: Ewes:

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Page 10A The Hamilton Herald-News Thursday, October 24, 2013 BAND CONTEST- The Hamilton High School Bulldog Band competed Saturday in Glen Rose and received one Division 1 and two Division 2 scores. “Although we did not advance, the kids did a great job,” said band director Tim Edins. “They have worked hard on the show this year, we just came up a bit short. I want to thank all those who came out to Glen Rose to support the band kids. We really appreciate it!”

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Early voting under way for amendment election

Continued from Page 1A until 7 p.m. Voters across the state will determine the outcome of nine proposed Constitutional Amendments as submitted by the 83rd Legislature during its regular session last spring. Applications for ballots by mail must be mailed to: Debbie Rudolph, Hamilton County Clerk, 102 North Rice, Suite 107, Hamilton, Texas 76531 and must be received no later than the close of business on Friday, Oct. 25. Following are the proposed amendments to be decided in the election: Proposition 1 “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.” Proposition 2 “The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational.” Proposition 3 “The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of

days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption.” Proposition 4 “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.” Proposition 5 “The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.” Proposition 6 “The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources.” Proposition 7

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Bulldogs snare Wolves 22-20 in Colorado City The long trip to Colorado City for the Hamilton Bulldog football team last Friday seemed a little shorter coming home as they relished in a potentially season-saving 22-20 victory over the Wolves. With a blue norther arriving just before game time, it was a cold, blustery night in west Texas. The victory, the first of the season for the Bulldogs, gives them a 1-1 district record and puts them squarely in the race for a playoff berth with four teams advancing this season from the six-team district. After a lot of narrow defeats this season, the Bulldogs finally came out on top, but to be sure this was another hard-fought game that went right down to the final tick of the clock. With the Bulldogs ahead 2220, the Wolves had two shots at a game winning field goal from inside the one yard line with nine seconds remaining in the contest. The first attempt bounced off the upright, but the Bulldogs were called for being off sides. On the second attempt, the holder bobbled the ball and then tried to run, but was stopped by a Bulldog charge led by Dylan Frederick and Riley Reich. The game not only ended on a high note for the Bulldogs, but also started that way. Hamilton received the opening kick and marched down the field to pay

PASSING GAME- Bulldog quarterback Adam Beckner (3) was three for six passing in Colorado City for 43 three yards, but they included a couple huge completions to hig favorite target, Riley Reich, for 14 and 25 yards. File Photo GAME AT A GLANCE

HamiltonColorado City First Downs 14 16 Rushing 49-254 33-144 Passing Yardage 43 192 Total Rush/Pass 296 336 Passes 3-6-0 14-22-1 Fumbles Lost 1 1 Punts 3-30 avg. 3-23 Penalties 5-33 3-25 Score by Quarters Hamilton 6 8 8 0 22 Colorado City 7 0 6 7 20

dirt. With 8:12 on the first quarter clock, fullback Jake Luker plunged into the end zone from about the one yard line. The twopoint conversion attempt was stopped short, but the Bulldog held a 6-0 lead. The Bulldogs got the ball right back, when Reich recovered a fumble on the kickoff. But this time the Hamilton offense was unable to move the chains and was forced to punt. Colorado City started from near midfield. With 5:25 left in the opening stanza, David Sanchez evened the score with a 39-yard touchdown run for the Wolves. Alan De Santiago put the Wolves ahead with the PAT boot. The Bulldogs were again forced to punt on their next possession, but got the ball back when Kolten Kunkel knocked the ball loose from the Colorado City ball carrier and Christen Guevara recovered it for the Dogs inside Colorado City territory near the 40. On the first play of the second quarter, Luker picked up a first down for the Bulldogs on a fourth and short with a tough run. With 10:56 remaining before the half, Christian King broke for a 15-yard touchdown run for the Dogs. He took a pitch from quarterback Adam Beckner to add the two-point conversion. Both teams would threaten again before the half, but neither found the end zone. The half ended with Reich intercepting a Colorado City pass in the Hamilton end zone and returning it out to the 30. The Wolves received the opening kick of the second half and matched the Bulldogs’ opening possession of the game. After moving down the field, Dillon Gainey scored for Colorado City on an 11-yard run with 9:59 left in the third quarter. But the Bulldogs held on to the lead, 1413, when the PAT boot failed. The teams swapped a couple of possessions with neither doing any damage. Starting from deep in their own territory, the Bulldogs put together what would prove to be the winning drive of the game. In the drive, the Bulldogs had to overcome a 15-yard penalty that wiped out a big gain by King. Two plays later, the Bulldogs moved the chains with a 25yard pass play from Beckner to Reich. With 16 seconds left in the third quarter, King made a great run around the right end for 17 yards and the TD. King also went around the right to add the two-point conversion that proved to be so important. The fourth quarter started with Hamilton ahead 22-13. With 10:14 left in the contest, Gainey connected with Trinnon Jackson for a 20-yard touch-

down pass. Santiago booted the PAT to cut the Bulldogs lead to 22-20. The scoring was over, but the excitement wasn’t. The Bulldogs managed to move the chains three times and eat up some of the clocks with hard running by Luker, King and Jared Slack, but after being penalized for a false start, the Bulldog drive ran out of steam at the Colorado City 29, and the ball went over on downs. The Wolves were able to move across midfield before the Bulldog defense led by big stops by Frederick, Luker and Kunkel brought it to a stop. Hamilton took over on downs. Hamilton got the ball back on their own 41 with 3:40 left in the game. The Bulldogs could not move the chains, but a big punt by Marques Banda penned the Wolves inside their own six with only 2:10 left on the clock. They got breathing room on the first snap with a pass completion out to the 25. Another pass moved the Wolves to midfield. The Wolves continued to move the ball down the field as the clock moved inside a minute to play. Colorado City moved inside the Hamilton 10 yard line before spiking the ball to stop the clock with 13 seconds remaining. A quarterback draw got all the way to inside the Bulldog one before being stopped. But the Wolves were forced to use their final time out with nine seconds left and elected to try the field goal on third down - when the Bulldogs dodged the bullet – twice! It was a huge victory for the determined young Bulldogs with three games remaining in the district schedule. This week the Dogs will host the Cisco Loboes before traveling to Ballinger the following Friday. The regular season ends for the Bulldogs at home Nov. 8 against Hawley. The Bulldog racked up 297 total yards of offense against the Wolves, 49 carries for 254 yards and three pass completions for 43. Two Bulldogs topped the 100 yard mark in rushing. Luker had 20 carries for 108 yards and King 15 for 104. Slack added 38 yards on 10 totes. Beckner was three of six passing for 43 yards. Reich had two receptions for 39 yards and Luker one for four. Frederick and Kunkel topped the Bulldogs tackle chart with 14 and 11 respectively. Frederick had 13 assists and one primary, while Kunkel had eighth assists and three primary. Jace Oglesby contributed to nine stops, Banda and Beckner eight each, Ethan Wagner seven, Bryce Sims and Guevara six each and King and Riech five. Banda had a quarterback sack.

Dogs to host Cisco Loboes The Hamilton Bulldogs will host the state-rated, undefeated Cisco Loboes this Friday at Kooken Field for an important district contest. The Bulldogs improved their District 4-2ADII record to 1-1 and moved into the playoff race with a 22-20 victory last Friday in Colorado City over the Wolves. Meanwhile, the Loboes kept their season’s record spotless and improved their district standings to 2-0 by defeating Coleman 47-7. The Loboes are not only perfect on the season, they really haven’t even been threatened. In pre-district games they sailed past Early 54-8, Clyde 48-14, Comanche 42-14, Godley 47-19 and Stamford 54-14. In district play, the Loboes opened with a 64-12 thumping of Hawley before pounding Coleman last week. Cisco is rated number two in the state by the Harris High School Football Rating Service in 2ADII, behind only East Bernard. Also in Harris top 10 are Rogers, Cooper, Hughes Springs, Canadian, Refugio,

Garrison, Waskom and Corrigan Camden. The Loboes advanced to the area round of the state playoffs last year with a 9-2 overall season record. They have 14 lettermen back from that squad, including six starters on each side of the ball. The Loboes were undefeated in district play last year, but the Bulldogs can take some heart in knowing they played them one of the closest games of the season. On a cold, windy night in Cisco, the Bulldogs were edged 14-21, but were in the contest from start to finish. Hamilton’s junior fullback Jake Luker had one of his best outings of the season, picking up 111 yards on 20 carries. The Bulldogs will be hoping for big things from him again this year. As a team, the Bulldogs actually had an advantage in total offense over the Loboes last season, 349 yards to 312 and 21 first downs to 20. To give an idea how close the Dogs came to an upset last year, Hamilton had two drives die on downs inside

the Cisco 10 yard line. The Bulldogs will hope to take the success they had last year and the confidence they gained with a victory last week into this Friday’s matchup and come out with what would have to be seen as one of the biggest upsets in the state. Harris did not see the game as close enough to give it a line, but the Dogs will have a different idea. In the other district games this week, Harris picks Coleman over Ballinger by 19 and Hawley over Colorado City by eight. Currently in the district standings, Cisco is 2-0, Hamilton 1-1, Hawley 1-1, Ballinger 1-1, Coleman 1-1 and Colorado City 0-2. With four teams advancing to the playoffs, things should be interesting in the final three weeks of the regular season. After this week, the Bulldogs will travel to Ballinger and then host Hawley. In some other area games of interest this Friday, Harris picks Comanche over Clyde by three, Goldthwaite over DeLeon by 31 and Hico over San Saba by 21.

RUNNING ROOM- Christian King (5) finds running room against the Wolves last Friday in Colorado City. The Bulldogs brought home a huge distirct win, 22-20, to stay in the playoff race. Photo courtesy of the Colorado City Record.

Jonesboro whips Robert Lee 64-14 The Jonesboro Eagles improved their record to 8-0 last Friday, defeating Robert Lee 64-14. Jonesboro scored four touchdowns in the first quarter, three in the second and ended the game with four more trips to the end zone in the third. Spencer Lord scored six of Jonesboro’s touchdowns while rushing for 219 yards on 14 carries. He now has 1,097 yards rushing for the year. Robert Robuck and Kolby Taylor each added a touchdown on offense for the Eagles and Logan Snoddy had an interception return for another. Robuck had 79 yards on five carries.

Scores of Interest

Cisco 47, Coleman 7 Hawley 13, Ballinger 7 DeLeon 28, Santo 14 Jonesboro 64, Robert Lee 14

WARRIOR HUNT- David Marks, a 17-year Hamilton County landowner and VP of Stripes Convenience Stores, hosted a Wounded Warrior hunt on his property last weekend. Local business owner Jason Coalson and Jason McGregor helped host and guide the hunt. The soldiers are all combat veterans from Fort Hood. The hunt was successful, and the soldiers had a great time.


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Page 2B The Hamilton Herald-News Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hamilton Bulldogs vs.

Cisco Loboes

Friday, Oct. 25 in Hamilton - 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Junior High & JV in Cisco starting at 5 p.m.

2013 BULLDOGS- Top row (l-r) Kyle Ferris (76), Jacob Sanford (65), Preston DeJong (72), Riley Reich (7), Ethan Wagner (70), Alec Ravenstahl (22), Jace Oglesby (57), and Dylan Frederick (61). Middle row: Head Coach David Wright, Coach Sonny DeLaGarza, Coach Ron Richmond, Brian Denison (10), Kolten Kunkel (44), Marques Banda (42), Christian King (5), Tristen Armstrong (63), Adam Beckner (3), Jared Slack (4), Chaz Dick (74), Coach Stephen Smith, Coach Howard Cox, and Coach Richard Crim. Front row: Ball Boy Jon Hall, Bryce Sims (9), Aaron Herrin (34), Jake Luker (21), Shane Roberts (62), Christian Guevara (53), Stephen Birchfield (24), Camon Worsham (8) and Peter DeJong.

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RUSHING ATTACK- The Bulldogs had two players topped the 100 mark rushing in their victory last Friday night in Colorado City against the Wolves. Christian King (5), above, had 15 carries for 104 yards and Jake Luker carried 20 times for 108 yards. Photo courtesy Colorado City Record

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REAL ESTATE Serving Hamilton County Since 1987.

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NEW LISTING: 727 S. College, 2-1 frame house, fenced yard, well maintained. $39,900. NEW LISTING: 716 E. White, frame 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large corner lot. $34,900. NEW LISTING: 1103 E. Boynton, 3-2-2 brick home, 9 ft. ceilings, built in 2000, excellent condition, landscaped yard, commercial-grade fence, sprinkler system. This home has it all! $165,000. NEW LISTING: 500 E. Henry, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, large kitchen/dining area, fenced yard, corner lot. $99,000. NEW LISTING: 308 S. Weiser, 3-3-2, corner lot, well. $109,900. Vacant lot on S. Howard, $6,900. Hico: Developed lots in Mesquite Hill Subdivision. City sewer and water available. New development in country setting. $9,999 REDUCED: 401 Navajo Trail, vacant lot, close to town. $10,900. 637 E. Pierson, 0.6 acre, old house built in 1945. $19,900. REDUCED: 609 S. Reagan, 4-3-2, fenced yard. $39,500. 504 E. Henry, 3-2 with potential, hardwood floors, additional living area with wood-burning stove. $49,900. 211 N. Reagan, 2-1.5 frame, 1108 sq. ft. REDUCED, $58,500. 410 S. Williams, 3-2-2, open layout, storage. $59,900. 1100 E. Coke, frame, 3-2, 1-ac., move-in ready. REDUCED: $99,000. 403 Cheyenne Mesa, 3-2-2, sunroom, large lot. $109,900. REDUCED: 507 Navajo Trail, 3-2-2, tile floors, spacious kitchen, large lot. $115,000. 413 S. Jones, 3186 sq. ft., 3-2-2, no city taxes. REDUCED, $119,900. 603 E. Main, charming 2-story, 5 bdrm., 2 bath, 2660 sq. ft., hardwood floors, garage, fenced yard. $199,000. 522 E. Leslie, large historical 2-story home on beautiful corner lot, 4-2-2, CH/A, 3,180 sq. ft., swimming pool, fenced back yard. $189,900. 1212 E. Boynton, 4-3-2 Car attached, 2 master bedrooms, 6-car detached garage/shop. Everything a family could want. REDUCED, $210,000. 207 N. Pipes, 3-2 w/bonus room, recently redone, new electrical, new plumbing. $79,900. 607 Nancy Ann, 4-2, 1715 sq. ft., privacy fence, deck. $112,500.

Serving Hamilton County for 31 Years, 1982-2013. Serving Hamilton & Surrounding Counties Since 1982 13482 State Hwy. 22 • Cranfills Gap

254-597-2508 • 800-950-6799 Bob McGowan, Broker 254-386-5504 (cell)

Larry Kinney, Broker 254-386-7024 (cell)

Reba McGowan, Agent 254-688-0131 (cell)

Give us a call if you’re thinking of selling your property 220+/- ac. Hamilton Co. with 2-story frame house, good well, co-op water available, stock tank, pipe working pens, improved grasses, excellent livestock set up. $630,000. 261.46 ac., Hamilton Co. near Pottsville. Beautiful 2,300 (+/-) sf main home built 1996 PLUS a charming 900 (+/-) sf guest house; great hunting, fishing & livestock ranch; approx. 40% cover w/variety of timber vs. 60% open pasture & cultivation. Nearly a mile of paved road frontage, 3 ponds & 50% minerals. $797,000. 165 acres in E. Hamilton Co. near Cranfills Gap, excellent views & elevation changes, nice 2-2 MH, 660’ well, 4 stock tanks recently cleaned out, working pens w/separate well, vet room & covered chute. Owner/agent, $575,000. 157.43 ac., Coryell Co.; 3,143 sf custom home built in 2001, 2,400 sf shop building with apt., 2 excellent stock tanks, excellent hunting. $799,000. 302 ac., Hamilton Co., frame home with C H/A, new well, 2 stock tanks, spring, small canyons, improved grass. $3,150/ac. 53 ac.+/- ac., Coryell Co.; 2,100 sf stone home, covered porches, guest home, good stock pond, several outbuildings, wildlife. $395,000. 412 ac. Hamilton Co.; hunters paradise, ideal corporate retreat, 2-story 4,800 sf lodge home, large lake, Cowhouse Crk., good timber cover, processing facility, plenty of wildlife. $2,595,000. 331.28 ac. Hamilton Co.; Cowhouse Crk flows thru .4 miles, beautiful creek bottom, owner estimates 200 pecan trees. $1,209,172. 6.74 AC., Bosque Co. Norse community; 3/2/2 frame home w/steel ;siding, 2-car carport w/slab, 2 fireplaces, glassed-in sunroom, central H/A, covered patio w/slab, comm. water meter, structurally solid house does need a little fixing up. $130,000. 11.73 ac. Bosque Co.; gated Crossbow Ranch, 1 stock tank, barn and shed, no hunting, call for restrictions and association dues... $51,900. 4 bdrm., 2 bath newer frame home with large metal shop bldg./garage in Cranfills Gap. $162,500. 2/1 brick and frame home on tree-shaded corner lot in Cranfills Gap. Custom-built cabinets, workshop, central heat, re-wired. $49,500. Hamilton Co., 902 E. Boynton, 4/3/2 w/metal roof and siding, CH/A, fireplace, well, 9’ ceilings, 2/3 acre. $127,500. 2 bdrm., 1 bath frame house w/metal roof on corner lot in Cranfills Gap, fenced backyard w/several large shade trees, detached single car garage, almost 1/2 acre lot. $36,900

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2 ac. Hwy. 281 S, edge of Hamilton $30,000. 120 E. Main, 5750 sq. ft. building on the square. $99,999. Hamilton Guest Hotel on the square in Hamilton. REDUCED, $118,000. 726 E. Coke, large brick bldg., 6333 sq. ft., corner lot. $149,900. 13 +/- ac., 850’of 281 frontage, south edge of Hamilton. $199,900. 900 S. Rice, 6784 sq. ft., large brick building located on 281, recently renovated, corner lot. $299,900. - ACREAGE -

House & 3 acres, 4-2-2, Hwy. 281 frontage, 1972 sq. ft., shop. $165,000. 3+/- acres, edge of town, electric, water and barn. $25,900. NEW LISTING: 4.03 acres, McCaleb Lane, timber, close to town. $24,900. 6 acres, 1 mile from town, McCaleb Lane, oak trees. $24,900. 7+/- acres with a 4/2.5/2 car carport, well, septic, good fencing. $195,000. REDUCED: 9.6 acres, Hwy. 22, trees, views, elect. $42,500. $39,900. NEW LISTING: House & 10 ac., rock, 4-3.5-2 garage, 3,700 sq. ft., built ’07, timber, barn, 5 miles from town. $399,000. 17 ac., Hwy. 36W, trees, paved frontage. NEW LISTING: 17.1 acres, timber, fenced, close to town. $89,900. 19 ac., close to town, oak trees, city water. $3,495/acre. 23 acres, timber, Leon River. 23.5 acres, close to town, nice timber, good views, secluded. $3,695/acre 23.5 ac., trees, tank, views, wildlife. 29 ac., and house, brick, 3,000 sq. ft., great views. Reduced, $189,900. NEW LISTING: 37 acres & house, 4-3, 2460 sq. ft., built in 2005, workshop, barn, pens, timber, elevation changes, tank. $349,000. NEW LISTING: 50 acres, half coastal, half scattered timber, 1 tank, 10 miles west. $2,295/ac. 50 +/- acres, oak trees, one mile west of Hamilton. $4,995/ac. NEW LISTING: 53 acres with both sides of Waring Creek, CR 610, cultivation, timber, excellent habitat for wildlife. $3,750/aac. 157 acres & house, pasture, tank, crossfencing, farmhouse. $295,000. 256 ac., mostly open, few trees, lots of wildlife. REDUCED, $2,700/ac. Will divide. LEON RIVER 400 +/- acres, 3030 sq. ft. house, 90 ac. cult., good timber, rolling terrain, tank. $3,495/ac. 589 acres, high-fence, 11 stock tanks, hardwoods, elevation change, allweather roads, stocked w/high-pedigreed whitetail deer. $2,850/ac. Jeff Ensor, Broker Kevin Gilmore, Agent




Alliance Auction & Realty

254-386-4242 Larry Tatum, Agent 254-386-8121 503 S. Reagan. Beautifully-restored frame home on large, treeshaded lot. Gorgeous landscaping, large wooden deck, carport. Must see. $120,000. 110 W. Gentry, 3 bdrm., 2 bath brick, large tree-shaded lot, storage building and nice backyard patio for entertaining. Completely re-modeled inside with gorgeous wood floors and beautiful tile work. $145,000. 514 N. Price, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 2-car garage, fireplace, C H/A, on almost one acre, quiet, dead-end street. $90,000. 803 E. Main, commercial location, high visability. Includes storage building. $37,500 or make offer. 506 N. Rice, 3 bdrm., 2 bath frame, central H/AC, 2-car garage and 1-car carport, basement storage. $65,000. 35.79 +/- acres near Goldthwaite on PR 224, fenced, good building sites, well & electricity. $2,200/ac. Possible owner financing. 40.59 +/- acres near Hico on CR 243, stock tank, fenced, some coastal, lots of trees. $3,700/ac. Possible owner financing. 181 +/- acres with 3 bdrm., 3 bath house, about 1/2 cultivation and 1/2 pasture, 2 stock tanks, working pens, several barns. $2,350/ac. GREAT HUNTING: 835 +/- acres with 5 stock tanks, 2 water wells, fenced and crossfenced, working pens, 2 houses. $2.9 million or will divide. 100% minerals.



127 Hwy. 281 • Evant Stanley Stanford, Broker

254-471-3192 ∙ 254-248-2058 mobile David Straley, Asso. Sylvia Straley, Asso.



Evant: 628 E. Brooks Dr., brick duplex, approximately 2544 SF, “Fixer-Upper” Needs renovations. Priced to sell at $75,000 with a $10,000 allowance for remodeliing - $65,000. CH&A, garage, patio, large fenced back yard, nice location. Call for more information. EVANT: 2 bdrm., 2 bath frame house sitting on 5 +/- acres. $175,000. 22.07 acres, coastal bermuda, scattered live oak trees, excellent fences, north on Hwy. 281. COMANCHE COUNTY: 125 +/- acres, nicely wooded with live oak, Spanish oak, elm, cedar, mesquite and a few pecan trees. Hunting includes deer, turkey and dove. One large stock pond with channel catfish, one water well that is set to a small travel trailer that the owner can leave with the property. Priced to sell at $3,495/ac. HAMILTON COUNTY near Pottsville: 168 +/- acres, open, 3 ponds. Priced to sell, $2,000/ac. NEAR EVANT: 200 +/- wooded acres, good deep water well, excellent fences, old rock school building, lots of deer, great dove hunting. PRICED TO SELL.Call for information. Have additional acreage on Bosque River. Call for details. WE HAVE BUYERS WANTING FROM 800 TO 1,200 ACRES WITH CREEK OR RIVER. WILL PAY CASH.

REAL ESTATE SMALL TOWN LIVING! 3/2 frame in Gustine, recently updated, rewired and painted, storage building, water well and a mother-in-law house all on 0.51+/- ac!! $75,000. Call Prime Country Real Estate, 325-3561766. ____________________ 37-tfc.

FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 2 bath, CH/A. 211 N. Reagan. $550/ month, $450 deposit. 254-2163515. ____________________ 33-tfc. BETWEEN MERIDIAN AND IREDELL – 275 ac. on Highway 6. Income from hunting, grass and house rent. Broker 254-744-8038. ___________________ 39-7tp.

3 bedrooms/3 bath • 2451 sq. ft. 2-Car Garage • Sits on 1+ acre of land Outside Hamilton City Limits


Shown by appointment only 254-784-3334

Mary Jo Schooler-Singleton, Listing Agent Dena McGregor, Broker FOR SALE – 108 E. Henry. Commercial, next to City Drug, 4200 sq. ft. By owner, $125,000 OBO. 254-386-3553. ____________________ 29-tfc. FOR SALE BY OWNER – 12.1 acres, 36’x48’ horse barn, 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home, recent updates. Edge of Hamilton. Motivated seller. 254-386-3584 or 254-688-0424 cell. ___________________ 42-4tp. HOUSE FOR RENT – 2 bedroom, 1 bath. CH/A. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer & dryer. References required. $500/month, plus $525 security deposit. 817-946-3241. ____________________ 32-tfc. HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER – 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick house with carport, big back yard, nice wood deck. $75,000. 254-2231985. 308 S. Reagan. ____________________ 35-tfc.

Email: OFFICE: 254-386-5904

Sheena Christian-Dolloff, Broker, TREL#586893—977-4945 Don Gromatzky, Agent—784-0718 Gena Christian, Agent—386-8918 Jennifer Ingram, Agent—386-9312 J. R. Webb, Agent—386-3774 Joyce Webb, Agent—386-3774

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10201 China Spring Rd., Suite A 254-265-4976

Roy Christian, Broker, TREL #314565 • Shawn Blue, Agent, Office Manager NEW LISTINGS 145 +/- acres, corner of FM 218 & CR 617, Pottsville. Large draw, 2 tanks, scattered cover, good home sites with view of valley to south. Will divide. $3,250/ac. 1306 E. Boynton 3/2/2 on large tree-covered lot in great neighborhood. Fireplace, new upgraded windows, new roof, storage building and much more. Must see at $94,999. Reduced, $89,999. RESIDENTIAL Homes on Small Acreage 8.25 secluded acres 1 mile out on Hwy. 22, 2-story 5/3.5 home built in 2008, stone fireplace, soapstone countertops, formal dining, mud room, game room and more. Will divide. Must see! $339,500. Owner/agent. 114 E. Baker at 281. 2 1/2 acre multi-use estate, multi-level 3900 SF rock home, metal roof. 4/2/2 with many living and entertainment areas, basement, island kitchen, 2-story window wall, 430 ft. of 281 frontage, oaks, small creek, detached shop with carport. $325,000. 5525 W. Hwy. 84. Secluded 10 ac., 5 miles from Evant. 4/2, 2,800 SF brick home, kitchen and a half, extra rooms, metal roof, horse & hay barns, deer, good fences. $175,000. 1588 E. Hwy. 22. 3/2 1680 SF 2-story on 3.2 acres 1.5 miles out. Renovated, updated, move-in ready. City water, 2 recent CH&A HP units, metal roof, workshop with A/C, carport, circle drive, view of city lake from 2nd level. $157,000. CR105. 3/2 frame on 25 acres, new roof, C H/A, fully renovated, well, views, abundant deer and wildlife. Scattered oaks, good fences, barn. $155,000. 221 W. Hwy. 36, edge of town. 3/1 brick home on 1.5 acres, hardwood floors, metal roof, nice back porch, clean, fresh paint, matching 2-car garage with workshop, live oaks, paved drive. $109,950. Owner/agent Homes Standifer Street Guesthouses 519 S. Reagan, “Patsy’s Place” 2/1.5, 1152 SF, back deck, garage. $95,000. 407 E. Standifer, “Magnolia” 2/1, 600 SF, metal roof, gazebo, wood floors. $65,000. 409 E. Standifer, “Hickory Q” 1/1, 720 SF, metal roof, wood floors. $58,000. All fully remodeled, landscaped, CH/A. Appliances included. 304 S. Rice 2/2 1800 SF w/office. New plumbing, electric & windows. CH&A, leveled, insulated hardie plank subfloor, wood and tile flooring, large kitchen w/granite & mosaic backsplash. Lg. deck, trees, landscaped w/sprinklers. $150,000. 806 E. Main, 3/2/2, 1677 SF, brick, new roof, CH&A, large kitchen, 1/2 acre, 2 storage buldings. Commercial potential, 137 ft. 36 frontage, 150 ft. deep. $145,000. 1006 Kee. 3/2.5 2600 SF 2-story on 1/2 acre in nice area. Huge master with private office, balcony and separate CH&A. Downstairs is split-level. New roof. Well and city water/sewer, attached 2-car carport, plenty of storage. $135,000. 200 W. Main. Circa 1877. Rebuilt wrap-around porch, new metal roof. 2 car carport. Interior remodel in progress, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, finished 1/2 bath, large kitchen. 2232 SF, C H/A. Original rock basement. 1/2 acre. $100,000. 907 E. Boynton 3/3 1900 SF w/extra room, detached apt., shop, privacy fence, CH&A, metal roof and plumbing. Updated electric. Landscaped. $88,000. 802 Meadowlark - 4 bdrm., 1.5 bath, 2-car carport in a great neighborhood on a deadend street. $81,999. REDUCED $79,999. 511 S. Reagan. Very nice 1034 SF 2/1 home. CH&A, hardwood floors, beadboard ceilings, sprinkler system, deck, kitchen appliances. $85,000. Reduced $79,900. 1006 E. Coke, 2/2/2, new roof, electrical, windows, CH&A, gutters, sprinkler system, 0.6 acre lot, great area. $85,000 with appliances. REDUCED TO $79,900. 1104 E. White. 3/1 brick, 1134 SF, CH&A, open kitchen/living/dining area, utility room, single carport, double metal carport. $77,900. 715 E. Whitney 3/1 1700 SF, CH&A, .65 acre secluded lot w/live oaks. 400 S Pecan. 2/1 frame, metal roof, new carpet and laminate, fresh paint, double metal carport, shady fenced yard, faces park. $39,000. 525 E. Boynton. 2/1 frame ready for remodel, 888 SF, 1/2 acre, large trees, storm cellar. MOTIVATED SELLER! MAKE OFFER! Reduced to $9,500. LOTS End of S. Bouldin. In city limits, city services. 1.3 acres, 375x150 lot, surveyed/ platted into 5 75x150 lots, Construction ready. $19,500. MAKE OFFER. 110 S. Bell. Former Texan Theatre site. 50x100 ft. $15,000. Owner/agent. ACREAGE 400 acres. CR 620, 5 tanks, deer, good roll, 100% minerals. $2,000/acre. 280 acres SE corner of CR 620 and FM 2486. 1 windmill well, 3 tanks, 2 barns, native grass, some Mesquite cover. $2,000/ac. WILL DIVIDE. 218 acres, good combination of recreation and agriculture. Two good tanks, 2 bdrm. home with attached garage, barns, cattle pens and corrals, elevation changes with views. Good location. $2,750/ac. 133+ acres, CR 502 frontage, edge of town, great views. $4,000/acre. 89 acres, large tank, deer, views, Hwy. 22 frontage, excellent building sites, scattered oak trees. $2,800/acre. Owner finance available. 70 acres of hunting. Deer, turkey. Hwy. 36 frontage 10 miles west of Hamilton. Heavy hardwood cover. Creek, tank, elevation. $3,500/acre. 65 acres Paved road frontage, springs in tank and creek, large oaks, pecans and other timber and heavy brush for wildlife and an old field for a food plot. Older buildings. An excellent recreation or weekend farm. REDUCED TO $3,450/ac. 62 acres Corner of FM 218 & CR 624. Tank, barn, scattered mesquite. $1,600/ac. 37 acres, barn, pipe fence, 3 irrigation wells, diesel pump, water rights, pecan trees, lots of improvements. $300,000. owner/agent. Leon River frontage. COMMERCIAL 309 W. Henry. Former Higginbothams location. 60,000 SF overall, 4880 SF retail, 15,700 SF in 5 warehouses. $200,000. Reduced to $150,000. LARGE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: 4 miles east of Hamilton, 6.1 acres, 625 ft. of Hwy. 36 frontage, formerly Eddie’s Drive Thru. 65 x 35 drive thru insulated metal building. 65 x 40 store, C H/A. 1000 SF 2/2 home, C H/A, metal roof. $175,000. Good 1200 SF shop, office, restroom at corner of FM 218 & Alamo just west of city limits. Approx. 1/2 acre, new roof, sliding doors, well, septic. $45,000.




Cell 254-386-6812 Cell 254-216-3075 Julie Watson, Office Manager/Agent - 254-216-3515

Stanford Real Estate


FOR RENT – Available now. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home near school. 254-688-0376. ____________________ 33-tfc. FOR SALE OR RENT - Commercial building at 815 S. Rice. 3000 sq. ft. for retail or office space. Call 254-485-4733. ____________________ 33-tfc. FOR RENT – One and 2 bedroom apartments. 254-784-3215 or 254-223-3557. ____________________ 30-tfc. FOR SALE – 140’x160’ lot in town with city water. 325-3561030. ____________________ 34-tfc. HOUSE FOR SALE – 2 bedroom, 2 bath, all appliances, CH/A, large fenced yard, 2 lots, above ground pool, large shed w/lofts, double carport w/wash room attached. 1101 E. Gentry. $78,000. 784-3976. ___________________ 41-4tp.


2,650 sq. ft. insulated metal shop building w/20x20 storage, 3 phase, overhead doors, office, septic and water. $57,000

910 W. Pierson at FM 218 254-386-1415

FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 2 bath, well, CH/A, washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator. No smoking or pets. At Blue Ridge. $500 per month, $250 deposit. 784-0384. ____________________ 41-tfc. FOR RENT – 3-2-1 brick in Hamilton one block from school and three blocks from downtown. Central air and heat, no pets in house, references required. $575 a month in advance and $500 deposit. Located at 105 E. Pierson, available in November. Phone 254-784-0838 or 254386-5125. ___________________ 43-1tp. 2 BEDROOM, ONE BATH house for rent. 254-784-0077. ____________________42-2tc. FOR SALE – Residential lot, 501 Iredell Road, Hico, TX. 817-5076092. ___________________ 43-4tp.

Hamilton Manor Apts. FOR RENT/VACANCY 254-386-4855

• Rents based on income • Water Paid • On-Site Laundry • Central A/H, Appliances • Attached Storage • Section 8 welcome

702 S. College, Hamilton This is an Equal Opportunity Provider/Employer TDA # 800-735-2989

HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT – 4 bedroom, 2 bath, large fenced back yard in town. 708 N. Rice, $625/month. Call Rene, 254248-4185. ____________________43-1tc. HOUSE FOR SALE by owner – One block from hospital, clinic, wellness center. Just remodeled, 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath, nice fenced back yard with pecan tree. Call Mickey, 254-977-4160. ____________________ 43-tfc. FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 2 bath, central air house in coun-try. $550/month. Deposit re-quired. 254-372-3112. ___________________ 43-2tp. FOR RENT – Nice one-bedroom house. 254-386-8595. ____________________ 41-tfc.

The Hamilton Herald-News Thursday, October 24, 2013 Page 5B

Real Estate

Liveoak Properties

Josh E. Mehaffey, Broker

Cindy M. Mehaffey, Broker


Fax Line: 254-386-8315 Cell: 254-386-9169 Jacob Robertson, Agent, 254-206-1200 Email: 211-A North Rice St. ~ Hwy. 281 ~ Hamilton, TX

HOMES IN TOWN NEW LISTING: 418 S. Jones. Very nice 3-2-2 brick in quiet neighborhood, large living room, formal dining room, large kitchen, tile and laminate flooring throughout, nice yard w/pretty trees and storage building. $149,000. 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath brick home with metal roof. This is an exceptional home that is ready to move into and enjoy. In addition to the 1376 sq. ft. main living area, there is a wonderful glass porch, large attached carport and huge utility room with extra dryer hookup. The living space is very nice with wood and tile flooring. The master bedroom has a great lighted tile shower and plenty of closet space. This home has a spacious country kitchen with large walk-in pantry and dining area. The yard is very nice with St. Augustine grass in the front and a large fenced back yard with greenhouse, storage building and garden shop. There are many trees and separately fenced garden spot or pet run. This is a great house in a great neighborhood. $92,500. 502 N. Cage, 4 bdrm., 1 bath, 2-story, C H/A, new exterior paint, upgraded wood flooring, fenced-in corner lot. Motivated seller, $54,000. 304 S. Reagan. 3-2 brick cottage full of character and charm, fireplace, wood floors, huge tree-covered lot, rock garage with carport. $64,500. 410 Navajo Trail, Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home on tree-covered lot with extra lot beside it. Metal roof, wood floors, huge game room or second living room, custom bathrooms, nice island kitchen, fireplace. Very nice home in great neighborhood. $150,000. Reduced, make offer. 106 W. Whitney. Beautiful Queen Anne Victorian Home. REDUCED, $182,000. 503 N. Rice, Beautiful turn-of-the-century home with high ceilings, wood floors, grand entry with beautiful original wood staircase, three bedrooms and one bath upstairs, living, dining, den and office or 4th bedroom, one bath, kitchen and utility room down stairs. This home sits on a very large corner lot with iron fence, sprinkler system and detached garage with extended carport. $165,000. Reduced, $130,000. Rental or mother-in-law house included at that price. MOTIVATED SELLER FOR BOTH 201 S. Rice: 2-story Victorian home on large lot. $97,500.


ACREAGE 95 acres, CR 529, southwest Hamilton Co.,old farmhouse, barns, well, electric, wildlife, elevation changes. $3,200/acre. Can be divided. REDUCED TO $2,750/ac. 90 acres on FM 1241, great little hide-away ranch, two very nice large stocked ponds, great hardwood trees, about 20 acres of food plots, small cedar cabin nestled in the trees beside one of the ponds. Great hunting and fishing. $375,000. Owner/broker COWHOUSE CREEK: 100 acres, FM 1702, near Indian Gap, good weekend home, 2 bdrm., 1 bath, large pond stocked w/fish, great mix of big trees and brush, no cedar, both sides of creek, fantastic hunting. $3,750/ac. 116 acres, CR 222, secluded w/private drive, beautiful trees, great views, good hunting, awesome place to build a house. $3,500/ac. NEW LISTING: 135 acres, beautiful recreational ranch with Partridge Creek, a wonderful clear water fishing pond, very nice 2-story country home. The land is exceptional with good pasture, big elevation changes, beautiful trees and loaded with wildlife. $800,000. 233 acre ranch set up and ready to move in. Awesome native ranch hand-style home, endless views, beautiful nature landscaping, huge metal shop w/apartment, cattle pens, shed, like-new fences, 1/2 open w/scattered live oak, 1/2 more rugged and brushy, CR 222 just north of Hamilton. $923,000. NEW LISTING: Rogers Mill Ranch in southern Coryell County on the COWHOUSE CREEK. 346+/- acres, this is an awesome ranch that boasts huge elevation changes with fantastic views, wonderful tree cover with lots of cedar clearing and reseeding done to create a wildlife heaven. Top it off, it is bordered by the magnificent Cowhouse Creek. The creek at this location is huge, with enormous slabs of limestone intermingled with deep holes of crystal clear water. There is a wonderful cabin on the creek bank, a renovated farmhouse and a huge barn with extremely nice living quarters and tons of space for all your equipment and hunting vehicles. This is an awesome ranch you must see to appreciate. $2,203,000. NEW LISTING: 544 acres on FM 2905 and CR 223: Beautiful post oakcovered hilltops traversed by semi-rugged live oak draws, breathtaking views, nice barn, pipe cattle pens, two water wells, good fences, crossfenced, good hunting, great combination ranch ready for dream home. $2,850/ac.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & TO VIEW VIDEOS OF OUR LISTINGS, GO TO OUR WEBSITE OR CALL BOYD. NEW LISTING: 138 ACRES ON CR 624 South of Indian Gap. Good fences, ag exemption, pond, minerals, rolling terrain, excellent hunting. $2,450 per acre 193 ACRES THAT BACKS UP TO ROCK CREEK with abundant wildlife. Good cattle place with some cultivation. BEAUTIFUL 3/2 ROCK HOME ON 86 ACRES with in-ground pool, large game room, separate living quarters above 2 car garage, large implement shed, horse barn, roping arena, and much more. Additional 214 acres available. $440,000 LARGE 3/3 TWO STORY HOME completely renovated. Extra large lot. Down payment assistance available. $116,000 105 ACRES 2 MILES FROM HAMILTON ON HWY 22 Utilities, well, view of Pecan Creek Valley. This property is a diamond in the rough priced right. $2,500 per acre 4/3 3,490 SQ. FT. MULTI-LEVEL HOME ON 6 ACRES 2 miles from Hamilton, in-ground pool, pond, paved entrance, large shop. $285,000 3/2/2 HOME ON 95 ACRES ON LEON RIVER 3/2 ROCK HOME NEAR SCHOOL at 510 S. College, $99,750 3/2 ROCK VENEER HOME ON 7 ACRES 2 miles from Hamilton $260,000 3/2/2 BRICK VENEER HOME at 1211 E. Boynton 3/1 HOME NEAR HOSPITAL Completely renovated at 812 E. Gentry 214 ACRES 1 mile from Hwy 281 on CR 119, 13 miles from Hamilton, $2,450 160 ACRES IN CENTRAL HAMILTON COUNTY $2,750 per acres 105 ACRES 5 MILES SW of HAMILTON ON FM 2005 with many new amenities, $2,450 79 ACRES ON FM 221, 12 miles from Hamilton, $2,450 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 1+ acres 2 miles from Hamilton on Hwy 22. $85,000

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Dena McGregor, Broker Shawna Cozby, Realtor Stephanie Burnett, Realtor 254-688-0222 254-216-0284 Mary Jo Schooler-Singleton, Realtor Sarah Koether, Realtor 254-784-3334 254-206-0413 FARM AND RANCH

NEW LISTING: 5 +/- acres, Hamilton, located on FM 932 about 5 miles from town, tank, scattered trees. Sale Price: $39,000. HOUSE & 8 ACRES, barn, well. SOLD 22.075 acres, Hamilton Co.: Hwy. 281 N, scattered live oak, great place to build or put in commercial business. $5,700/ac 28 acres, 3-1, barn. 46 acres, Hamilton Co., coastal, FM 218 frontage. $3,000/ac. SOLD NEW LISTING: 47+/- acres just off FM 1241, mesquite & cedar tree cover, native grasses, partial new fencing, electricity nearby, Multi Co. water available, wildlife in area. $5,000/acre. Can be divided into the tracts listed below: Two 5-acre tracts, $7,000/acre; 17+/- acres, $5,500/acre; 20 acres, $5,500/acre; 37 +/- acres, $5,000/acre. Call for details. NEW LISTING: 49.18 acres, Shive: Very nice acreage that has been partially cleared for great view and building site, live oaks, well, 3-2 MH w/xome updates, great hunting. $235,000. NEW LISTING: 59 +/- acres, McLennan Co., possible great development potential, well, electricity, tank, oaks, cultivation. Call for details. 100.34 acres, Hamilton Co.: 2-1 frame, well, 3 tanks, wet weather creek, trees, great view, combination ranch, barn, pens, 6 longhorns. $359,000. REDUCED, $329,000. 117+/- acres, Iredell.SOLD NEW LISTING: House and 139+/- acres, Aleman: 3/1 brick, barns, grain bins, cultivation, tanks, Multi Co. water, native pasture. $2,500/acre. 180 ACRES, Hamilton: barns, cultivation, SOLD well. REDUCED: 123 +/- acres 5 miles W of Hamilton, hwy. frontage on 2 sides, 4-2 farmhouse, 2 ponds, 2 wells, coastal, cult., minerals. $3,000/ac. $2,700/ac. 300+/- acres, Hamilton: Livestock or commercial potential. Hwy. 281 & CR 401 frontage, close to town, 70+/- acres cultivation, tanks, farmhouse, well, pens. $4,000/ac. Reduced: $3,000/acre. 302+/- acres, Indian Gap: Trees, field, creek, spring, tanks, views, great hunting. $2,200/acre. 402+/- acres, Indian Gap: The 302+/- above plus house, well, tank w/catfish, pens. $2,500/acre. 438+/- acres, Mills Co., great hunting, live oaks, 6 tanks, 2 wells, electricity, great views, hills, wildlife, MH, implement shed, nice set working pens. $3,500/ac. HOMES ON ACREAGE

615 Park Rd., 3-2, 1146 sq. ft.,SOLD 3.1 acres, 3 wells, barn, tank. NEW LISTING: House & 4.207 ac., 3-1-2, 1352 sq. ft. built 1970, wood floors, multi co. water, tile kitchen counter top. $89,000. House and 2+/- acres, Hamilton Co.: 3-1-2 brick, mud room, WBF, CH, lots of storage, fenced yard, trees, storage bldg. $100,000. More acreage available. House & 16.75 acres, Dublin, 6/2.5/2 stone home, 2772 +/- sq. ft., Arizona River rock WBFP, oak wood floors & cypress cabinets in kitchen, large playroom, scattered trees, creek, tank. $315,000. REDUCED: $289,000. House and 26 acres, Hamilton Co.: 4-2 home w/2 living areas, gameroom w/built-in bar, office, barns, pecans. $500,000. House & 70 acres, Comanche Co.: 3-2-2 brick, well, pecan trees. SOLD NEW LISTING: 155.12 acres on CR 620, scattered tree cover, good hunting, elevation, large stock tank, head of Bear Creek, draws and cultivation, 3 bdrm., 2 bath home with new roof, siding and carpet, CH/A, new insulation in attic. $3,000/ac. Owner financing available. LOTS/ACREAGE 3.2 acres, Hamilton: Hwy. 22, trees, city water, restrictions. $50,000. REDUCED, $35,000. 8+/- acres, trees, city water, close to town. $6,900/acre. NEW LISTING: 10.39 acres on FM 1241, metal frame shed, electricity, septic tank. Water available from FM 1241. Water ditch dug approx. 2 years ago. $5,500/ac. RESIDENTIAL NEW LISTING: 501 Star Street, Hico. 3/1 on large corner fenced lot. $69,000. Owner financing available. NEW LISTING: 404 S. Rice, Hamilton: 4/2.5 split-level brick, 2217+/- sq. ft. sunroom, 2 CH/A units, some updates, 2-car carUNDER CONTRACT port w/storage, workshop, greenhouse. $150,000. NEW LISTING: 501 Cheyenne Mesa: 3/2.25, 2-car carport, rock fireplace, small storage building, beautiful view, on 1.96 acres. $239.000. PRICE REDUCED: $219,900. NEW LISTING: 1206 S. Dempster, Hamilton: 2-1 frame, wood floors, fenced yard. $39,900. REDUCED: $35,000. 510 N. Bosque, Meridian: 3-2.5-2 carport, completely remodeled, 2009, sprinkler system, pecan trees. REDUCED: $135,000. 402 Island, Hamilton: 3-2-2 carport, brick, 1524 +/- sq. ft., new roof, C H/A, some new paint. $86,500. REDUCED: $75,000. COMMERCIAL Formerly Blue Dog Beer store, Hwy. 36 E, 5 miles out, metal building, 1,470 sq. ft., .77 acre. $78,900. $69,900.MAKE OFFER.

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Calvin Burks Johnny Burks BROKER 254-865-5621 254-471-5944 Jeffrey Burks 254-865-3601 254-206-0881 Residential Lots at FM 107 Ranch Addition, lot sizes 8.201 to 10.73 acres. 1.21 acre lot on Wells Park Dr. zoned for 2 to 4 family. $47,500. Commercial Building in Gatesville, 1536 sq. ft., 200 ft. x 200 ft. lot, 1629 W. Hwy. 84. $100,000. RV Park in Hamilton, 10 spaces, 3 rock buildings, Hwy. 36 frontage. $129,500. Purmela Country Store, Coryell County, 3 outbuildings, property located at the corner of Hwy. 84 and FM 932. $200,000. 1/1 rock house, Evant, 327 W. Hwy. 84, large lot. $23,500. 2-1 home, 195 N. Bell, Evant, large lot. $32,000. 3-2 brick home, 452 E. Circle Dr., Evant, 2-car garage, lots of cabinet space, large bedrooms. $63,500. 3-2 brick house, 224 Allen St., Evant, fireplace. $50,000. 4.16 ac., Lampasas County, 2-2 home, carport, storage shed, approx. 497 ft. of Lampasas River frontage with deck overlooking river. $174,500. 4.17 acres, Coryell County, Indian Creek Subdivision, good tree cover, Indian Creek on east boundary. $13,600. 5 ac., Coryell County on CR 137 with electric, paved road frontage. $25,000. 5 ac., Coryell County on Indian Creek Rd. 1 bdrm., 1 bath mobile home with screened-in porch. $69,500. 5 ac., Pearl, 3-2 custom home built in 2008, open floor plan, large back porch, metal roof. $239,000. 5.837 ac., Evant, 3 bdrm., 3 bath, 2-story home that has been remodeled, 4-stall horse barn, garage. $195,000. 9.07 ac. in FM 107 Ranch Addition east of Gatesville, great views, good tree cover, utilities are in place. $79,000. 10 ac., Hamilton, 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath home, front porch, well, tank, workshop, barns, carport, great views, good tree cover. $235,000. 11.26 ac., commercial property on Hwy. 36 in Fort Gates, water and sewer available. $225,200. 20 ac., Coryell County, CR 100, good tree cover, water meter available. $97,000. 20 ac., north of Evant, CR 415, 1 well, coop water, electricity, good tree cover. $93,500. 27 ac., CR 100, Coryell County, good fences, 1 well and electricity. $140,000. 28 ac. in Gatesville, 3/3 rock home with 2 living areas, 5-stall horse barn, workshop, lighted arena on FM 107. $487,500. 29 ac., in Gatesville, 3-2 rock home with 3 living areas, barns, rolling terrain, good tree cover. $299,900. 43 acres, Hamilton Co., 2-1 home, 1 well, 1 tank, barn. $189,000. 46 acres Purmela, CR 101, Honey Creek, 1 tank, 1 well, scattered tree cover, good hunting. $4,250/ac. 73 ac. south of Evant, 3 bdrm., 1 bath home, 2 barns, 1 well, 3 tanks, 12 ac. coastal, seasonal creek, good tree cover, great hunting. $325,000. 75 ac., Mills County, CR 325, 39 ft. Sandpiper travel trailer, 1 well, seasonal creek, lots of change in elevation, great views. $250,000. 100 ac., Coryell County, 3 bdrm., 1 bath brick home, 2 living areas, fireplace, well, 2 tanks & community water. $327,500. 100 ac., west of Gatesville on Hwy. 84 with rolling terrain, good tree cover, 2 tanks, electric & community water. $3,275/ac. 101.74 ac., south of Evant, 1 br., 1 ba. Athens Park model home with loft, 3 tanks, 1 well, 1 windmill well, 2 barns, good fences, rolling terrain with good tree cover. $425,000. 104.7 acres, Levita, 2-2 home, 1 well, 1 tank, good hunting. $398,000. 110 acres, Star, FM 1047 frontage, rolling terrain, scattered tree cover, nice view. $2,650. 115 ac., south of Evant, good tree cover, rolling terrain, season creek. $385,250. 145 ac., Coryell County, 4-2 1/2 rock home, granite countertops, custom pecan cabinets, rock entryways, walk-in closets, barns, 1 stock tank, good tree cover with rolling terrain. $1,200,000. 151 ac., in Coryell County with 3500 ft. of Cow House Creek frontage and Spring Creek. The property has a 3 bdrm., 2 bath brick home, barns, 1 stock tank and rolling terrain. $680,000. 170 acres, 1 tank, FM 1241, Purmela. $3,250/ac. 176 acres, Hamilton County, 2-2 brick home, 1-1 guest house, 40’x60’ metal building, 2 tanks, 50 acres coastal and good fences. $650,000. 205 ac., Hamilton County, 3-2 home, barn, workshop, 1 well, 3 tanks, scattered tree cover. $475,000. 210 ac. in Coryell County, 4/4 log-style home with breezeway, log storage shed, log chapel, 3+ ac. lake with water falls, 4 smaller tanks, small seasonal creek, foreman house, 27’x54’ metal building, 20’x40’ equipment shed, cattle pens, good fences, rolling terrain with good tree cover. $1,650,000. 226 ac. at Pearl, 1 well, 2 tanks, good set of working pens, great cattle place. $2,450/ac. 241 ac., Coryell Co., Self Rd., well, 2 tanks, rolling terrain. $2,875/ac. 250 ac. on Harmon Rd., 1 well, seasonal creek, good tree cover, rolling terrain, 15 minutes to Copperas Cove and Gatesville. $2,750/ac. 264 ac. in Coryell County, 1 tank, 1 well, access to Co-op water, good tree cover and rolling terrain. $2,750/ac. 285 acres, tank, seasonal creek. Motivated Seller. $2,425/ac. 306 acres, Copperas Cove on Lutheran Church Rd. 2 homes, 2 metal buildings, 1 tank, co-op water. $1,500,000. 403 ac., Coryell/Lampasas County near Topsey, on CR 3640. The property has 3 tanks, nice metal building, travel trailer, electric, approx. 50 acres farmland, rolling terrain with scattered tree cover. $2,875/ac. 558 ac., Lampasas County, small cabin, 1 well, 6 stock tanks, rolling terrain. $2,250/ac. Please call about other listings we have. We appreciate your business.

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179 Acres in Bosque County or 260 Acres in Hamilton County. Properties are just across the road from one another . You may want them both! Some wooded areas for deer/turkey habitat. Priced to sell at $2,350. per acre. Proceeds benefit students at Tarleton State University thru Roscoe Maker Endowment. Call for more details.

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WANTED – Cash paid for old pocket knives, old straight razors, WWI & WWII military items, old gun leather, old cowboy items, old cameras, SLR cameras, old badges of any kind, other old items. Call 432290-0935. __________________ 41-12tc. I BUY old lumber, old houses, old barns and rock buildings. 254-842-8131. ___________________ 42-4tp.

FOUND – Solid white, female Pyrenees-type dog with pink plaid collar. Found 7 miles southwest of Hamilton on FM 2005. Call Bubba Gerald at 254-386-3798. ___________________ 43-1tc.

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254-206-1106 280 ac. FM 1241 - Coryell Co. near Purmela. 4100’ Cowhouse Creek, 33-acre hay field, hardwoods, lots of cover, two deep draws, wildlife. 4200 ft. access easement. 280 +/- acre ranch located between Comanche and Goldthwaite. Grassland with plenty of oaks of all kinds, wildlife, wet weather creek. 383 Acres - 719 CR 409, Hamilton Co. 1700 sq. ft. cottage, 1/1.5, 2 FP, 1/1 bunkhouse w/shop & 2-stall barn/tack, 4 tanks, wet weather creek. 195 Acres - Hwy. 6, Hico, 2 homes 3/1 brick, both are 1200 sq. ft., 8 barns, each are 50x250 w/water & electricity, 8 grain silos, will divide 65 or 130 acres house with each. 192 Acres - 14099 FM 1602, off Hwy. 22 in Lanham, 2/1 MH, 2 wells, storage bldg., garage, creek, 2 tanks, minerals. Owner financing. 190 Acres near Fairy & Cranfills Gap in Hamilton Co. 2006 custom 4,469 sq. ft. Texas-style rock house, Meridian Creek, large tank on 91 acres, two tanks on 99 acres, 40’x90’ equip. shop/workshop. Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together Stefanie Cobb, Broker


Care Center & Villas Suites Available in Assisted Living Please apply at 1315 E. State Hwy. 22, Hamilton, TX 76531 or call 254-386-3171

LAMPASAS CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE – Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown Lampasas. Booths $30. Call 512556-5434. ___________________ 39-5tc. FIRST ANNUAL Bosque Valley Barn Sale, Hico, Texas, Oct. 25, 26, 27. Vendors welcome. Call 254-977-4160. ___________________ 41-3tc.

YARD SALE – Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary VFW, 1002 E. Main. Donated items welcomed. ___________________ 43-1tp. GARAGE SALE – Friday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to ? 416 S. Williams. ___________________ 43-1tc. ESTATE SALE – 727 S. College, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. No one before 9 a.m. ___________________ 43-1tc.

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ICU/ER: RN - 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nights Full Time Coryell Medical Clinic: LVN- FT Therapy Department: Staff Occupational Therapist FT/PRN for InHouse Hospital Patients and Home Health Patients Oaks - Welcome: FT Activity Director needed Materials Management: CS Clerk - FT Home Health: RN Case Manager PRN • Home Health Attendants for the Copperas Cove area - PRN Hospital/Clinic: LMSW - FT for the Hospital and Clinic, must have a Masters of Social Work Degree EOE Apply in person or download an application online:

Coryell Memorial Healthcare System

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Long Term Care Facility: Owned and operated by Coryell Memorial Healthcare System 110 Chicktown Road • Gatesville, Texas 76528 Sign-on bonus of $300 for new employees filling the positions of: • RN - Weekend Supervisor • LVN Charge Nurse* - FT, Night Shift • Certified Medication Aides* - FT and PRN, select shifts • Certified Nurses Aides* - FT and PRN, evenings and nights

*Every other weekend off and a $150 biweekly attendance incentive. We offer competitive salaries and benefits. EOE Apply in person or download an application online: Coryell Memorial Healthcare System 1507 W. Main Street, Gatesville, Texas 76528 254-248-6386 phone • 254-248-6288 fax Email • Web site

1st Annual Bosque Valley Barn Sale Friday, Oct. 25 Saturday, Oct. 26 Sunday, Oct. 27

Big barn full of good stuff: farm equipment, antiques, tools, furniture, lots of unique things. Several vendors on location. Plenty of shaded areas for more. Cheap large spaces. Grilled bison burgers and sausage, breakfast wraps and tacos. 31596 South US Hwy. 281, Hico, TX 2.9 miles north of Hico. For more info, call Mickey Kinsey, 254-977-4160


Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24-25 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1103 E. Boynton

Portable jacuzzi, wood cabinet, motion-activated animal deterrent, many floral sets and individual flowers, plants, large and small planter tubs, steel fence posts, misc. fencing, water hose reels, elec. chain saw, Christmas string lights and other Christmas decorations, baskets, fertilizer, potting soil, much, much more. Any reasonable offer accepted.

GARAGE SALES LARGE SALE – Friday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m. North side of Highway 36 at old station in Gustine. Furniture, collectibles and misc. items. ___________________ 43-1tc. GENTLY USED boys namebrand clothing. Abercrombie, Polo, DC, Under Armour, Nike, Sperry. Sizes S (8-10) to L (14-16) T-shirts, polos, dress shirts, jeans, khakis, shorts, hoodies, basketball and boat shoes. Nothing over $10. DeJa Vue on the Square. ___________________ 43-1tc.

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GARAGE SALE – Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, 811 E. White. 8-? Baby/toddler girl clothes and shoes, women’s clothes, men’s jeans and much more. ___________________ 43-1tp.

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Installation of Aerobic & Conventional Systems Aerobic Maintenance Contracts Troubleshooting • Pumping Service Bobcat and Trenching Service Licensed Site Evaluator Office 254-386-5509 Cell 254-386-9031 Fax 254-453-2305

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2007 Ford Explorer 4 dr................................................$13,900 V-6, auto., loaded, 62K 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan...........................................$6,900 V-6, auto., 32K 2005 Ford F350 Reg. Cab 4x4.......................................$14,900 Diesel, auto., 62K 2003 Ford F350 Super Cab SRW...................................$7,500 Diesel, auto., 4x4, 175K PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAX, TITLE AND LICENSE.

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SIGN-ON BONUS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE OPENINGS needed for 6-2 and 2-10 shifts. Must have state certification. Competitive rates! EOE/MFHV. For more information, please call our DON at 254-386-8113 or apply in person at HAMILTON HEALTHCARE CENTER, 910 East Pierson, Hamilton.

EMPLOYMENT JUMPSTART FOR A JOB – To make an appointment to discuss finding a job, making a job or career change, to learn about filling out applications or writing a resume, call the Hamilton EDC office at 254-386-5954. _____________________ 4-tfc. NOW HIRING caregivers in the Gatesville/Hamilton area. Must have CNA or 2 years experience. Contact Cierra at 254772-8660 or e-mail chathaway@ to inquire. ____________________ 37-tfc. FT POSITION taking care of small animals or birds. Must be self-starter and be able to work independently. Weekend work required. 254-386-8398. ___________________ 42-2tc. COME BE A PART OF OUR TEAM! Join our friendly home with the family atmosphere. Seeking Certified Nurses Aides for Western Hills Healthcare. Come apply in person at 400 Old Sidney Road, Comanche, Texas 76442. ____________________ 39-tfc. WANTED – MDS coordinator. Position is full time, Monday through Friday. Apply in person at Western Hills HealthCare Residence, 400 Old Sidney Road, Comanche, TX. Applications must be filled out in the facility. ____________________ 42-tfc. PART-TIME LAUNDRY AIDE needed 2 days a week. Please apply with Kim at Hamilton Healthcare, 910 E. Pierson,. ___________________ 43-2tc.

Dove Hill Care Center & Villas

We are now accepting applications for CMA Weekend RN Supervisor CNA, all shifts Activity Volunteers Needed Great health benefits New wage scale for CNAs Please apply at 1315 E. State Hwy. 22, Hamilton, TX 76531 or call 254-386-3171 and talk to Darla or Sarah.

HUNTING ATTENTION HUNTERS – For Sale: Cabin on skids, ready to be moved. Fully furnished. 254386-2151. ___________________ 43-8tp.

FOUND CAT 2-3 months tame and loving Needs a new home. 386-3231


EARL KAVANAUGH SAND & GRAVEL Pit run sand and gravel Fill dirt and yard dirt Will haul to you or load you. Call 386-3074 or 386-5969

CRUSHED ROCK and base material FOR SALE Call 254-386-7576 or 254-372-3207

SERVICES NEED POST HOLES DUG!?! Can dig in rock or dirt. Also, all type fencing. Call Sam Seale at 254-386-3207. ____________________ 51-tfc. WANTED: Yards to mow. Also will haul off trash and trim trees. Have tractor and shredder. 254386-5774. ____________________ 22-tfc. LAWNS AND MORE – Full service lawn maintenance and landscape service to give your place the perfect look. Tree trimming and removal also available. Miracle-Gro potting mix, fertilizer, mulch, plants and other landscape materials available. Contact us for St. Augustine and Bermuda grass sod. Robert and Jenny Witzsche, email Phone 254-216-3159. ____________________ 35-tfc. TCEQ Irrigation System install / repair / programming. “Cheapest in town!” LI#18470. 254-2482738. ____________________17-tfo. WALLPAPER HANGER – Since 1981. 325-885-2751. D.C. Stewart. ___________________ 40-4tp. CARING, EXPERIENCED caregiver looking for work. If you are in need, call 386-2134. ___________________ 42-4tc.




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Evant ISD will be selling two 1991 Blue Bird school buses. We will accept sealed bids for one or both buses. The bids will be opened at the November 11 Board Meeting. For questions about the buses, call the school office at 254-471-5536. Send bids to: Evant ISD, P. O. Box 339, Evant, Texas 76525. 43-2tc. _____________________________________________________________________________________


Property to be sold to satisfy landlord’s lien: Roy Bates unit G10, which is a 10x10 unit; Frances Galindo unit E8, which is a 10x10 unit at Cozby Mini Storage, 1100 East Main, Hamilton, Texas 76531. The sale will be Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at 8 a.m. This is a cash only sale. A $50 deposit is required and will be returned after the unit is empty and clean. Cozby Mini Storage reserves the right to cancel the sale at any time. 43-2tc. _____________________________________________________________________________________


Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Robert Bruce Simmons, Deceased, were issued on September 16, 2013, in Cause No. 5871, pending in the County Court of Hamilton County, Texas, to Kelly Ann Simmons Norvell, Independent Executrix. Claims may be presented in care of the attorney for the Estate, addressed as follows: Bruce H. Neyland, Attorney at Law Estate of Robert Bruce Simmons, Deceased 14350 Northbrook Dr., Suite 150 San Antonio, Texas 78232 All persons having claims against this Estate, which is currently being administered, are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. Dated: October 24, 2013 43-1tc. _____________________________________________________________________________________



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The Hamilton Herald-News Thursday, October 24, 2013 Page 7B

JHS Honor Roll First Six Weeks A Honor Roll

On the Hill By Clay Tarpley Superintendent of Schools

Texas school finance is about as user friendly as the IRS tax code. There are various formulas used to determine how much money each school district gets each year. To oversimplify the explanation, school districts are funded for each student that attends school. A figure is calculated called Average Daily Attendance (ADA). When looking at this, you must understand this number is different from our enrollment. On most days HISD has an attendance rate of 96%97%. Therefore, the schools only receive funding for 97% of our enrollment. You can see the added importance of children attending school every day. When we talk about enrollment at Hamilton ISD we see a disturbing trend. For at least the past five years, HISD has experienced an average decrease in enrollment of 3.4%. With this information, you can see what impact this decrease will have on future school budgets. This decrease may have an impact in other areas as well. On Oct. 25, all high schools in Texas will report their enroll-

ment to the UIL. The UIL collects enrollment figures every two years for the purpose of reclassification and redistricting. Based on the enrollment figures submitted this week, the UIL will announce their new district alignments for the next two school years on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Because of our declining enrollment, this announcement could be interesting for the Bulldogs. I would like to wrap up this column by talking about an increase. Hamilton High School partners with Central Texas College to offer dual credit courses. Students take these courses that count as high school credit, while also earning college course hours. HHS currently has 62 students taking dual credit classes throughout 11 courses being offered. These classes are traditionally open to 11th and 12th grade students. This year, we have expanded our offerings to allow 10th graders to experience a college level Western Civilization course. This is just an example of how we are getting our students college and career ready. That’s what is happening… On The Hill!

6th Grade: Jennifer Coker, Kasidy Craig, Lainey Hale, Abigail Killian, Cade Kneuper, Grayson Moore, Carrlie Slack, Maggie Wenzel, Terra Whitfield, Matthew Zschiesche 7th Grade: Camden Andrews, Daniel Bottlinger, Carter Felton, Faith Lane, Blake Pettit, Elaine Polster, Brenden Tomlinson 8th Grade: Branson Armstrong, Natasha Beeman, Kodee Crouch, Paige DeJong, Rachel Denman, Sydney English, Madison Hailey, Abbey Hale, Hannah Harbin, Caleb Horne, Jack Johnson, Sebastian Lattig, Lauren Lee, Sydney Lengefeld, Madeleine Mehaffey, Benjamin Meleton, Armando Najera, Kirsten Niemann, Chelsea Owen, Marlee Rice, Jessi Robinson, Brody Rogers, Kali Stroud, Caleb Wagner A/B Honor Roll 6th Grade: Ty Bates, Cathleen Bennett, Payton Fields, Tatum Finley, Madison Flores, Ethan Gray, Seth-Michael Knopps, Jessica LeJune, Jordan Luker, Erica Massingill, Caleb Niemann, Kayleigh Rumbolz, Sarah Thigpen 7th Grade: Jesse Almeida, Bailey Armstrong, Harley Beeman, Jacob Chapman, Destyni Collett, Catherine Diaz, Bradley Elkins, Sarah Green, Trinity Haile, Brianna Hill, Tiffani Keleman, Analysia Knopps, Kain Kunkel, Justin Long, Kristen Massingill, Jaileigh McDonald, Brooke Mitchell, Allison Moore, Esmeralda Najera, Haley Payne, Kristina Ramirez, Trevor Sellers, Madison Turner, Reagan Wagner, Sadie Walton, James Young 8th Grade: Keegan Baker, Jaedon Blair, Whitney Bogan, Will Bridgwater, Abagail Chapman, Taylor Compton, Hannah Cooper, Ahava Coy, Elizabeth EspinozaLopez, Tanner Franklin, Xavier Garcia, Lane Hall, Hailey Jackson, Bar-Lee Klein, Camryn Laureles, Nicole Mitchell, Blake Mizell, Harold Slater, Michael Taylor, Emma Tyson, Joseph Watson

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Lexi Stockton, Thomas Tubbs, Owen Tyson, Destiny Weido, Braylee Wilson 2nd Grade – Isaac Bates, Cole Bauman, Hayden Blackwell, William Davis, Konner Ford, Joshua Galloway, Madison Henkes, James Jones, Ace Lane, Campbell Lengefeld, Kate McGilvray, Shayla Menton, Hunter Mize, Karah Niemann, Fernanda Olalde, Luna Olalde, Joseph Polster, Peyton Raibourn, Eric Rontu, Treyden Tatum, Nikolas Walton, Tyler Watkins, Kelton Wright 3rd Grade – Morgan Aing, Aiden Baker, Jackson Bussey, Daniela Castillo, Justin Dearing, Chloe Dolloff, Laurel Ann Elkins, Emilio Gray, Ashtyn Hansard, Caden Hopper, Kylie Killgo, Kiara Lauricio, Sutton Lee, Courtland Mehaffey, Toni Mishnick, Baylyn Parrish, Averi Poe, Kendal Stroud, Bryson Tarpley, Landon Thompson 4th Grade – Garrison Blackwell, Emiliegh Burton, Mason Guinn, Tyner Haile, Jenna Hinton, Cash Kneuper, Caleb Lengefeld, Taylor Long, John Polster, Jaley Reich, Presley Sliger, Jaydon Watson, Jairus Wenzel 5th Grade – Courtney Aing, Taylor Collett, Erich Eilers, Emiley Hale, Kamryn Hope, Lanie Marcum, Morgan Mehaffey, Miranda Olvera, Macie Parrish, Kady Weatherford, Sawyer Wright

Bulldogs win two of three over Wolves on Thursday The Bulldogs won two-outof-three football games last Thursday in Cisco over the Colorado City Wolves. The games were played in Cisco because of the long distance to Colorado City. The Hamilton seventh grade suffered the only loss, 36-50, in an exciting offensive game. The Bulldog eighth grade brought home a 32-6 win and the junior varsity finished out the night for the red and black fans with a 22-0 victory. Things started well for the Bulldog seventh grade when Houston Tucker revered the opening kickoff. Blake Pettit put Hamilton on the scoreboard with 1:37 left in the first quarter on a 47-yard run. He also added the two-point conversion. The Wolves answered by returning the ensuing kickoff for 65 yards and a TD. But the Dogs held on to the lead by stopping the two-point attempt. Pettit increased the Hamilton lead with a 57-yard TD run with 15 seconds left in the opening stanza. Early in the second quarter, Colorado City found pay dirt on a five-yard run and added the two-point conversion to narrow the Hamilton lead to 16-14. Bulldog quarterback Daniel Bottlinger connected on a pass play to Pettit that moved the ball all the way to the Wolves’ four yard line. Kain Kunkel plowed into the end zone from the two for the touchdown. The extra point try came up short. Pettit recovered an onside kick, but the Bulldog failed to turn it into points. With 35 seconds remaining in the first half, Colorado City scored on a 50-yard pass play and tied the score at 22 with the two-point conversion. As time ran out in the half, the Wolves went ahead on a nine-yard TD run. The two-point conversion gave Colorado City a 28-22 lead at the intermission. Hamilton pulled even with 1:50 left in the third quarter on a 36-yard run by Petitt, but the extra points try failed and the score remained tied at 28. With two second left on the

third quarter clock Colorado City scored on a nine-yard run and added the two point conversion. Midway in the fourth quarter, they struck again on a 10-yard run. The try after came up short, but they had a 42-28 lead. With 2:50 remaining to play, Colorado City increased their lead with a 50-yard interception return. The two-point conversion put them ahead 50-38. Pettit continued his outstanding game, scoring again on a three-yard run with 15 second left. He also added the two-point conversion, but time expired with the Dogs behind 38-50. The Hamilton eighth grade went ahead early when Will Bridgewater sacked the Colorado City quarterback in the end zone for a safety with three minutes left in the first quarter, and then continued to slowly added to their lead. With 2:25 remaining before the half, Ethan Pierce scored for Hamilton on a four-yard run. The two-point conversion came up short, but Hamilton was ahead 8-0 at the half. Pierce recovered an onside kick for the Dogs to start the second half. With 4:14 left in the third quarter, Pierce scored on a 22-yard pass play from Jaedon Blair. Joey Watson added the two-point conversion. Hamilton struck again when Caleb Wagner snared a Colorado City pass and returned it 19 yards to pay dirt. Pierce added the two-point conversion to give Hamilton a 24-0 lead. With 3:50 remaining in the game, Lane Hall put Hamilton’s final TD on the board on a sixyard run. Hunter Finley added the two-point conversion. The Wolves finally found the Bulldog end zone with 1:32 left to play on an 18-yard run. The two-point conversion was stopped short to leave the final score at 32-6. The Bulldogs had two fumble recoveries in the first quarter to set the game’s tempo, one by Nic Denbow and another by Brennan Leach, but didn’t get on the scoreboard until the second quarter. With 5:25 on the second

quarter clock, Wyatt Schumann found the Wolves end zone after a 15-yard run. Cecil Pack gave the Dogs an 8-0 lead with the two-point conversion. The Bulldogs increased their lead with scores in each of remaining periods. Following the intermission, Schumann gave the Bulldogs ball possession with a fumble recovery. With 2:30 left in the third quarter, Leach scored on a five-yard pass play from Weston Nolen. The two-point try was no good. Early in the fourth quarter, Schumann broke lose for an 88yard TD run. Cody Wilson finished the scoring for the night with the two-point conversion. The Bulldog subvarsity football teams will be back in Cisco this Thursday, but this time to face the home-standing Loboes. There will again be three games with the seventh grade starting at 5 p.m.

Leona Box visits family Leona Box visited in Abilene the weekend of Oct 4-6 with daughter and family, Donna, Kendall and Michael Seidensticker, Cody and Melissa Kelley. On Friday evening, Oct. 4, they attended the six-man football game between the Blackwell Hornets and Vextibest Falcons with Blackwell winning 78-0. It was their homecoming game, Melissa teaches at Blackwell High School. On Saturday Oct. 5, Kendall drove Donna and Leona to Plano to attend a MADC Fall Friendship Luncheon. It was a nice and fun meeting with friends with a good program and good food, doll show and raffle. Donna was on the program and helped with the show. Donna and Leona each won a doll in the raffle and also received a doll at the luncheon. Kendall enjoyed a visit to Cabelas and sports stores while the girls attended their meeting, returning back to Abilene late evening after a very nice day. Sunday they took Leona out to have an early birthday lunch. Then the girls did a little shopping before Leona returned home.


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RED RIBBON WEEK – Hamilton High School FCCLA officers were present at City Hall when Mayor Betty Jenkins signed a document proclaiming Oct. 28 – Nov. 1 Red Ribbon Week in Hamilton. Pictured (l-r) are Eugenio Hernandez, Cheyenne Beaty, Kaetlyn Sherman, Indica Worsham, Janna Oglesby, Mayor Betty Jenkins, Tarah Carpenter, Julia Schrank, Brittany Pettit, Richard Leach, Jake Luker, Valerie Torres is not pictured. Staff Photo

FCCLA to celebrate Red Ribbon Week

CLEANING UP- Several members of the St. John Lutheran Church Men’s Club and friends did some trimming and cleaning up at Pecan Creek Park Saturday. Staff Photos

School board buys buses, OKs tennis court repair

Hamilton FCCLA will join with the City of Hamilton and the Department of State Health Services to promote healthy, drug-free lifestyles during our local Red Ribbon 2013 Campaign. Kim Luker, Hamilton FCCLA adviser, states, “A successful Red Ribbon campaign provides communities a way to bring together parents, schools, and businesses to look for innovative ways to keep kids drug free.”    The local Hamilton program kicks off on Oct. 28 and continues through Nov. 1. Students from across the state began their celebration on the steps of the state capitol in Austin last week. Most school districts will recognize RRW this week, although HISD will hold their program next week, due to state make-up tests for many students within the district. “Red Ribbon Week is a chance to be visible and vocal in our desire for a drug-free community,” said Kim Luker, FCCLA Advisor. “Research shows that children are less likely to use alcohol and other drugs when parents and other role models are clear and consistent in their opposition to

Hamilton Independent School 1795 votes for HCAD board with District Board of Trustees 898 cast for Dan Chorenziak and Monday evening voted to move 897 for T.P. Medlock. The term forward with the purchase of begins Jan. 1 and ends Dec. 31, two buses and repair three tennis 2015. Trustees also approved a courts. The board also cast votes revision to the 2013-14 calendar for Hamilton County Appraisal to designate Dec. 12 as an early District Board of Directors and release day to accommodate approved a revision to the 2013- Hamilton Junior High’s hosting 14 school district calendar to of District UIL competition. accommodate junior high UIL competition. By Marsha Brightwell Superintendent Clay Tarpley opened the meeting by telling Cathy Shibley, our Benefits campus principals that Gov. Rick Counselor for the Area Agency Perry has designated October as on Aging/ADRC, will be Campus Principals Appreciation here on Thursday, Oct. 24, to Month. assist with Medicare options, “These folks are on the front assistance programs, Social lines,” he told the board. “The Security and Medicare Wellness principals in this district are and Prevention information. among the best principals I’ve Please call for an appointment, been around.” 386-8157, it’s time for new “Thank you,” he told the enrollment in health plans or principals. “You do a great job, any changes that need to be and we appreciate you.” made, Cathy will be able to The board approved the assist you. purchase of two air-conditioned The Area Agency on Aging 47-passenger buses from SOME DAYSterling of Central Texas will also be at Longhorn Bus Sales for Stewart, 3, daughter of Kevin $165,578 to add to the district’s and Amber Stewart, was the Hamilton General Hospital, practicing her trusty steed for 400 North Brown St., from aging bus fleet. barrel racing Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, “These are sorely needed,” future evening under the bleachers Oct. 31 to meet with Medicare Tarpley said, “and will be a at Circle T. Staff Photo welcome addition.” The board approved the purchase during the summer but the buses were not purchased in time to be in that budget. JENNY HARRISON, M.Ed., L.P.C. A budget amendment also was approved Monday for the CYNTHIA NEWTON, LCSW purchase in this budget year. • Individual Therapy 206 E. Main, P. O. Box 1 Mon.-Fri. by Appointment The board also approved a • Group Therapy Gustine, Texas Appointments now proposal from Dobbs Tennis • Family Counseling Phone 325-667-0037 available in Hamilton Courts in Austin to repair three • Parenting Toll Free 800-386-2556 • Child, Adolescent and Adult Counseling Fax 325-667-0047 tennis courts on campus. The • Domestic Violence Issues courts on the lower level, which Medicare, Medicaid, Chips and most other insurance accepted. currently run east-west, will be re-oriented to run north-south, which is proper for competition. The posts will be reset and an overlay system will be installed to include a compound overlay playing surface as well as a foundation. Tarpley explained that simply resurfacing the courts would only last a year, but the overlay has a five-year guarantee. 1 bag or 200 bags! “We will basically have three Equine Extreme 14% Horse Feed brand new courts for practice Alfalfa Hay • Coastal Hay and competition,” he said. He further explained that Moorman’s Show Feeds the reason all five courts are not being repaired is because Mineral Tubs, Blocks • Cottonseed Cake of pea gravel on the elementary 10% Cattle Catcher • 20% Rootn’ Tootn’ playground that washes onto the upper courts and erodes the Salt • Chicken Feed surface. He said the excess pea gravel will be removed before a May 20 hail found some of our vehicles exposed — new surface is applied, andstorm this will also allow time to try out thesome new, some pre-owned. to serve you new surface on the three courts Very light hail Striving that will be repaired. Feed Mill on Hwy. 36 East The board approved a budget Hamilton, Texas amendment of $55,000 for the tennis court repair project. Board members divided their 254-386-0073 • Fax 254-386-3505 Financing Available (with approved credit).

substance use and abuse. FCCLA members also want to provide information in many interesting and entertaining formats, as to increase the likelihood of our high school students making wiser and healthier choices.” The Hamilton High School student body will be participating in a number of programs, promotions, and activities throughout the week. Hamilton FCCLA implements the RRW program, which provides students with a weeklong variety of contests, theme days, assemblies, informational displays and activities, etc. On Monday, high school and junior high students will attend two separate “Life Decisions” programs presented by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, to include employees and trustees from Gatesville. Tuesday and Wednesday students will view a program focusing methamphetamine abuse. On Thursday’s agenda, FCCLA will “Set Drugs Aside” with a faculty vs. students’ volleyball game, as well as encourage students to pledge themselves to make better decisions regarding drug use and driving under the influence. Included in the pep

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rally for Friday, recognition and awards will be given for the winners of the various RRW contests. For more information regarding Hamilton High

School’s Red Ribbon Week program contact Kim Luker, HHS RRW Coordinator/FCCLA Adviser at (254) 386-8047.

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