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Editor’s note: This is the first story in an occasional series leading up to the May 29 primary.
Political candidates across Texas are campaigning under the assumption that party primary elections will finally take place in Texas on May 29.
Candidate forums are taking place in local communities across the state. A number of such forums have been held locally, among them forums that allowed the candidates in the hotly contested sheriff’s race to present viewpoints and an-
swer questions. Incumbent Sheriff Thomas Kerss is being challenged by Jason Bridges, who has served as constable of Precinct 4 for the past three years. In what will be an occasional ongoing series leading up to the May
29 primary, The Daily Sentinel will interview Kerss and Bridges to find out what they believe the important issues of the race should be and to inform voters of their viewpoints on various matters.
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Alumni get school address back
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hat is an address? From the perspective of the E.J. Campbell Alumni Association, it is a symbol of pride and history.
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E.J. CAMPBELL: A STORY OF HISTORY, PRIDE
E.J. Campbell High School first started serving the community in 1906. Originally, it was known as the Nacogdoches Colored School. Later, it became E.J. Campbell High School — in honor of its first principal. Then, desegregation closed the doors of E.J. Campbell High School in 1970. During that summer, the student bodies of Nacogdoches High School and E.J. Campbell High School were merged to form a single high school for the school district, with its main campus housed in the Chamberlain and Rusk Buildings on Washington Square. The Class of 1971 was the first Nacogdoches Independent School District graduating class to include all the graduating seniors of all races represented in the district. But those who attended E.J. Campbell remembered their school. Even today, it remains a dominant historical feature of the neighborhood that centers on Shawnee Street, and it is a vessel for the memories and hopes of many community members. Alumni who missed the school took solace in the fact that its address, 420 South Shawnee, lived on — even as the school halls came to be occupied by the Nacogdoches ISD staff and administration. But then, even that address was lost. It stung quite a bit when the building’s address was changed to 511 S. University Dr.
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Anita Farr, left, talks about the history of the former E.J. Campbell HIgh School, the only black high school in the county which closed in 1970, with current Superintendent of Schools Dr. Fred Hayes outside the school turned administration building on Thursday. In a nod to the historic significance of the location, the district has agreed to a request from the E.J. Campbell Alumni Association which Farr leads to change the official address of the building back to Shawnee Street.
REAL LIFE HEROES
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In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, those people who work behind the scenes to make things happen are often not appreciated enough. It’s these heroes that the Nacogdoches County United Way wants to recognize. “The Encourager Program is one of those that handles a multitude of calls from people in these economic hard times that are unable to pay their light bills or their utilities or who just have health issues and need help,” CEO Gary Lee Ashcraft said. “We’re able to refer calls to those groups who can help them.” Patti Goodrum’s team and their heClassified » 5D
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To honor those heroes in Nacogdoches County, both United Way heroes and the five Real Life Heroes that were chosen to appear in The Daily Sentinel’s Real Life Hero special section, there will be a Real Life Heroes Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. roes at Love, INC are a great example of that, he said, helping people get furniture, appliances, household items and more to get set up in hard economic times and offering a partnership of
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It’s not the first time it’s happened, and it won’t be the last. Someone sees water in Loco Creek behind the dam at Lake Nacogdoches and assumes “they’re releasing water from the lake.” That was the gist of a call The Daily Sentinel received from a man Wednesday afternoon, and he said he was going to provide pictures to prove it. But that’s not the case, according to Steve Bartlett, city engineer. “We had staff to stop by Wednesday evening, and there is no water being released,” Bartlett said. But it’s also a question Barlett’s been getting a lot lately, especially with the drought conditions that have resulted in record-low levels at Lake Nacogdoches. In the 18-month extreme drought, the creek behind the dam at Lake Nacogdoches had shrunk to a tiny sliver of a stream. But recent rains had filled it, making a noticeable difference for the motoring public crossing the bridge that spans it. “No water is coming out,” Bartlett said again. “The water that’s being observed off FM 225 is just run-off from the road and the surrounding wooded area that’s making it into the creek.” The caller didn’t keep a Thursday appointment at the newspaper, and the promised photographs of water “being released” were never produced.
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SFA’S BIG EVENT
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
AROUND THE COMMUNITY
Reception set for football coach
■ An English Afternoon Tea,
1 p.m. at the Old Nacogdoches University Building hosted by Federation of Women’s Clubs. Admission, $15; reservations required. Tickets available at the Convention and Visitors Bureau or the Old University Building. Call 569-6912
The Nacogdoches High School Quarterback Club will host a meet and greet reception for new NHS head football coach Bobby Reyes from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Thursday March 29 in the NHS Commons. The Quarterback Club is affiliated with the NHS Athletic Booster Club and exists to support the football program. Fundraising for the Quarterback Club includes activities such as the home game football program ad sales and program sales and proceeds from black hat sales designated for football. Ed Morgan is the president of the NHS Athletic Booster Club. President of the Quarterback Club is Chris Oglesbee. For information, call 559-3872.
■ Spanish story time, 6:30
p.m. at the public library, 1122 North St. Call 559-2970. ■ Tai Chi Exercise 11:15 a.m. Senior Center, 621 Harris St.; classes for senior adults, free, 60 and older. Lunch also served; suggested $2 donation. Call 569-6350. ■ Heart of the Pines Chorus, a women’s barbershop chorus group, 6:30 p.m. at North Street Church of Christ, 3914 North St. ■ Woden ISD board meeting, 6 p.m., high school auditorium, 5263 FM 226. Call 564-2073.
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Coffee with the mayor scheduled Photo courtesy of Gary Lee Ashcraft
The Lumberjack football team helped out during Saturday’s Big Event by moving furniture for Habitat for Humanity. The team is shown in this photo at the Habitat ReStore warehouse with Coach Chris Truax and Habitat Director Miki Lynn Friar.
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City sanitation truck snags power line Minor accident, 100 block of N. Pecan Street. A city sanitation vehicle snagged a utility line and broke a guide line wire, according to the report. Sexual assault, 300 block of West Main Street. A woman said she was sexually assaulted by a person who was known to her. The woman was contacted by officers at the emergency room of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Burglary of a motor vehicle, 3400 block of East Main Street. An unknown person took money from the inside of a woman’s car and fled the scene. Hit and run accident, 3200 block of South Street. A driver was involved in an accident, and the other person involved fled the scene. Controlled substance, 200 block of W. Starr Avenue. A person was contacted
for suspicious activity and was observed putting down a cigarette. The item was later found to be suspected marijuana. An arrest was made. Failure to identify/warrants, 100 block of E. Seal Street. Officers stopped a vehicle because the driver was not wearing a seat belt. The driver gave officers a false name. The driver was later found to have outstanding warrants, and an arrest was made. Criminal mischief, CR 719. A person was observed driving an excavator down the road, causing damage. Animal problem, 20000 block of FM 343. The complainant said a horse had come into his pasture and caused trouble with his horses. The owner of the horse was located, and the complainant and owner made an agreement that the horse
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NACOGDOCHES FIVE-DAY FORECAST TODAY Very warm with bright sunshine
igh pressure continues to keep our weather pattern dry today. Rain chances are minimal across East Texas until late in the work week. Patchy dense fog is posCary Burgess sible early this morning. Skies should become mostly sunny during the day. Highs warm into the lower to middle 80s. Light and variable winds are expected. Fair skies continue tonight. Patchy fog may develop toward daybreak once again. Lows drop into the lower 50s. Light winds continue. A few clouds develop Monday. Temperatures remain warm with daytime highs in the middle 80s. Southerly winds average 5 to 15 mph. An isolated shower is possible Tuesday, but rain chances remain slim through Thursday with a slightly better opportunity for rain Friday and Saturday.
Nacogdoches Low 47 High 80 No rain Year-to-date rain: 17.06”
could stay in the pasture until its owner mended a fence. Credit/debit card abuse, 2300 block of CR 106. A woman said her granddaughter used her debit card to make purchases without her consent. Burglary of a building, 200 block of CR 803. A storage shed was entered, and an air tank was taken. Public intoxication, El Castillo Club. An intoxicated person in the parking lot of the club refused to leave the location. An arrest was made. ——— JAIL POPULATION On Saturday afternoon, 215 inmates were housed in the Nacogdoches County Jail. According to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, the jail’s maximum population is 292.
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The city and Mayor Roger Van Horn will host Coffee with the Mayor from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in the City Council Chambers, 202 E. Pilar St. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Discussions concerning issues that affect residential neighborhoods, including the city’s single-family occupancy limit will be discussed. Coffee with the Mayor allows citizens a chance to offer fresh ideas and workable solutions on ways to improve the city in a less formal setting than a city council meeting. In addition to Mayor Roger Van Horn, city staff, including Police Chief Jim Sevey, Fire Chief Keith Kiplinger and city planner Larissa Philpot will be on hand to discuss issues. Single-family zoning issues will be a priority at the meeting, but other issues that affect the quality of life in neighborhoods will also be addressed, including noise, alcohol and traffic violations as well as code issues such as weeds, trash and unsafe structures. With more than 32,000 residents residing inside the city limits, including thousands of Stephen F. Austin State University students, city staff continues to monitor and address single family zoning issues. The city zoning ordinance states that no more than two unrelated individuals can reside at a residence located in R-1 and R-2 areas. Planning department staff is developing ordinance revisions that would equip staff to better enforce and regulate the single-family zoning occupancy limit. For information or questions, call 559-2502 or 559-2574.
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Roadwork gets under way for widening of Highway 204
BY ROBBIE GOODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org
Improvements to state Highway 204 in Sacul are under way. And the objective of making that portion of roadway â€” from .5 mile west of FM 1648 to .7 mile west of CR 817 â€” at the entrance of Southern Powerâ€™s biomass facility a little wider and a little safer. Itâ€™s the kind of project that usually takes years to get approved and funded by the Texas Department of Transportation. But thanks to the work of an East Texas senator, the process was speeded up considerably, said County Judge Joe English. State Sen. Robert Nichols, RJacksonville, provided invaluable assistance in making the project happen in record time, English said. But Nichols said it was a cooperative effort between his office, the county and Southern Company, as well as the foresight of Southern in recognizing a safety issue long before
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Sheriff Thomas Kerrs, left, State Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and County Judge Joe English pose Friday in front of the Southern Company Nacogdoches Generating Facility east of Sacul along state Highway 204. the plant began operating, that made the difference. â€œWhen they (Southern) made the decision to build the biomass facility, they recognized the increased truck traffic might create safety problems,â€? Nichols said. â€œThe county,
wanting to work with Southern and help them in any way they could, contacted me, and I immediately contacted the Texas Department of Transportation to see if we could work through the system. â€œNormally, funding for proj-
ects like that are planned years in advance, based on a history of accidents, and the system is not set up to really accommodate new projects like that,â€? he said. â€œWe met with Southern Company, and they came up with estimated traffic counts, and we were able to accelerate, probably by five years or so, the widening of the road so they could have passing lanes for trucks.â€? An estimated 160 large trucks are going in and out of the plant daily at peak times. â€œAnd itâ€™s (204) a narrow, twolane road with no shoulders,â€? Nichols said. Southernâ€™s public relations representative had expressed concerns to the county judge, who began studying the issue. â€œItâ€™s obvious, as far as the entrance and visibility on both sides,â€? English said of the danger factor. â€œThereâ€™s a bit of a hill there, and then there are no turning lanes or acceleration lanes.â€? Construction began earlier
this year and is expected to take about 12 months to complete, according to information released by TxDOT last fall. Cost of the improvements â€” widening the pavement to 28 feet and adding turn and acceleration lanes â€” is estimated at just under $4.3 million. â€œTo be able to pull off that kind of project in that time and manner is unprecedented with TxDOT,â€? English said. â€œAnd what we attribute that to is the senator and his hard work behind the scenes to facilitate that.â€? And safety is at the heart of it, English said. â€œOnce we get through construction of the entire project, it will be a much improved roadway, generally,â€? Sheriff Thomas Kerss said. â€œThe added features of the shoulders and the turn lanes will just make it safer for the volume of traffic thatâ€™s going to increase on the road in that area, but as well as the type of trucks blending in with the already congested
ON THE RECORD The following were sentenced in Judge Jack Sinzâ€™s county court at law: Benjamin Murry Lee Lackey, driving while intoxicated with open alcohol container, $407 court cost, 30 days in jail; driving while license invalid, $262 court cost, 30 days in jail. Felicia Kay Hale, bail jumping and failure to appear; $222 court cost, 150 days in jail; driving with license invalid, $262 court cost, 150 days in jail; possession of a controlled substance, $292 court cost, 150 days in jail. Osman Javier Diaz, driving while intoxicated with open alcohol container, $397 court cost, 30 days in jail, release to ICE. Byran Christopher Harrell, violation of a protective order, $228 court cost, 30 days in jail. Carl Douglas Howard, driving while intoxicated, $397 court cost, 180 days in jail; driving with license invalid, $252 court cost, 180 days in jail. Derrick Dewayne Mosby, driving while intoxicated, $407 court cost, 180 days in jail; bail jumping and failure to appear, $222 court cost, 180 days in jail. Jesse Dwayn Murphy, driving with license invalid, $262 court cost, 75 days in jail. Krystle Kirin Pate, failure to identify a fugitive, $222 court cost, 20 days in jail.
The following received probated sentences in Judge Sinzâ€™s court: Lottie Sherelle Barnes, assault, $250 fine, $232 court cost, 90 days probation deferred through judge, $118.20 restitution. Charon Wayne Ritchie, assault causes bodily injury, $750 fine, $232 court cost, 18 months probation deferred, 60 hours community service, $366.93 restitution, transfer to Montgomery County. Samantha Ann Ainsworth, assault causes bodily injury family violence, $200 fine, $222 court cost, 220 days in jail suspended to 12 months probation, 40 hours community service. George Aubrey Carraway, driving while intoxicated with open alcohol container, $1,000 fine, $407 court cost, 180 days in jail suspended to 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, ignition interlock device. Chase Joseph Brashear, sale of alcohol to minors, $800 fine, $232 court cost, six months probation deferred, 30 hours community service. Timothy Labozski, driving with license invalid, $50 fine, $252 court cost, 90 days probation deferred through judge. Spenser Keith Gaston,
possession of marijuana, $500 fine, $292 court cost, six months probation deferred, 20 hours community service, $140 restitution. Winford Earl Gregory, harassment, $200 fine, $232 court cost, 180 days in jail suspended to six months probation. George Daniel Hudson Jr., driving with license invalid, $300 fine, $262 court cost, 90 days probation deferred through the judge. Greg Shayne Marsh, criminal trespass, $350 fine, $232 court cost, 180 days in jail suspended to six months probation, 40 hours community service. Edin Antonio Paz-Novas, driving while intoxicated, $1,000 fine, $407 court cost, 360 days in jail suspended to 18 months probation, 40 hours community service, in-home alcohol monitor, transfer to Angelina County. Trayvon Charles Turner, possession of a controlled substance, $200 fine, $292 court cost, six months probation deferred, 40 hours community service, $140 restitution. â€”â€”â€” The following probation revocations were filed in Judge Sinzâ€™s court:
Gregory Bernard Banks, criminal trespass, $350 fine, $222 court cost, 90 days in jail; failure to identify, $350 fine, $222 court cost, 90 days in jail. Laura Ann Collins, possession of a dangerous drug, $350 fine, $292 court cost, 75 days in jail; driving with license invalid, $350 fine, $262 court cost, 75 days in jail. Lashangla Quishan Hawkins, resisting arrest search of transport, $350 fine, $232 court cost, 100 days in jail; driving with license invalid, $350 fine, $262 court cost, 100 days in jail. Carl Douglas Howard, driving while intoxicated, $1,000 fine, $407 court cost, 180 days in jail. Carlos Jerome Johnson, failure to identify, $400 fine, $232 court cost, 180 days in jail. Kirby Lynn Reggie, driving with license invalid, $350 fine, $262 court cost, 30 days in jail. Robert Nelson Stover Jr., criminal mischief, $400 fine, $222 court cost, 200 days in jail.
local traffic. â€œIn the last several years, weâ€™ve seen a steady increase in vehicular flow between Jacksonville coming into Nacogdoches,â€? Kerss said. â€œPeople will have to be patient to get us through the construction phases, but once that happens, weâ€™re all going to be much better off.â€? Mike Casey, project manager/external affairs with Southern Company, expressed his gratitude to Nichols and Nacogdoches County for the support shown in helping to make the biomass project â€œbe successful.â€? â€œ ... to make sure that the roads are safe, and that we can get the fuel into the plant as efficiently as possible,â€? he said, â€œso that we can have successful operations. â€œThis helps everybody,â€? he said. â€œIt helps the road to be safer, and helps our trucks get in and out quicker. Itâ€™s a boost to the economy overall, we feel like.â€?
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FIFTY YEARS AGO, March 25-31, 1962 ... Dedication services for Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1801 North St., were held with the Rev. Dewyth Beitz and the Rev. Albert Jesse, president of the Texas District of the Lutheran Archie Church, MisMcDonald souri Synod, presiding. The building was constructed in the 1920s by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Blount. Dr. Nelson Samson, professor of forestry at Stephen F. Austin State College, accepted a three-year appointment as forestry officer for the United Nations in Santiago, Chile. Charles Yarborough, who bowled for the Coca-Cola team, rolled 12 strikes for a perfect 300 game and picked up $100 from East Texas Lanes manager Roy Blake. Steele Wright, president of Texas Farm Products, was named a director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association at the group’s 85th annual convention in Houston. Ben Ritterskamp, secretary-manager of Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, resigned to accept a similar assignment in Victoria, effective April 15. Chamber President John Meriwether appointed J.W. Sutton, E.W. Monk, Thomas W. Baker and Herbert O. Wilson to a committee to seek a successor for Ritterskamp. Steve Hargis brought his four-day old goat named Billy Buck to his kindergarten class at First Methodist Church, and Steve and all his friends had to chase that kid all around the grounds every time it got away. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, March 25-31, 1987 ... A.L. Mangham Jr., president of Fredonia State Bank, announced the promotions of Jean Carpenter to vice president of operations, Bruce Webb to assistant vice president and Jerral Goff to banking officer. Noteworthy National News: Congress passed legislation permitting states to increase the highway speed limit from 55 mph to 65 mph, a limit adopted during the administration of President Richard Nixon to conserve gasoline. Gary Blair’s Ladyjacks won the consolation final in the Women’s NIT tournament, defeating Montana, 78-68, in a game played in Amarillo. The Ladyjacks finished the season with a 25-6 record. Patricia Gannon announced a new fee schedule ranging up to $5 for a visit to the Texas Department of Health Clinic, located on West Pillar Street. In addition to Mrs. Gannon, nurses Debra Berry and Ann Gardner worked at the clinic Security employees at Omniwood Corporation, a subsidiary of International Paper, located on South Stallings Drive, extinguished a fire in a wood chip drum. Manager Charlie Angle said the fire, which caused only minor damage, did not disrupt production. Fire Marshal Joe Adams said the plant’s fire detection system automatically responded. The proposed sale of KEEE and KJCS radio stations, owned and operated by R&H Broadcasting Inc., was announced by co-owners Robert Hill and Jimmy Rucker. The purchaser was Multicom Broadcasting of Bryan, whose president was Carolyn Vance. The sale was subject to FCC approval. Ribbon cutting: Nacogdoches Treatment Center completed an expansion project of its facility so naturally they cut a ribbon to let everyone in to an open house to examine it. Board President Dr. Travis Mast held the scissors while director Scotty Sherrill and Chamber ambassador Tilly Miller looked on. These people and events made our city and our world what they are, and we were there, Not So Long Ago.
Free speech Case of Marine sergeant who criticizes Obama on Facebook is a tough call
Obamacare’s contract problem On Monday the Supreme Court begins three days of oral arguments concerning possible — actually, probable and various — constitutional infirmities in Obamacare. The justices have received many amicus briefs, one of which merits special attention because of the elegant scholarship and logic with which it addresses an issue that has not been as central to the debate as it should be. Hitherto, most attention has been given to whether Congress, under its constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce, may coerce individuals into engaging in commerce by buying health insurance. Now the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm, has focused on this fact: The individual mandate is incompatible with centuries of contract law. This is so because a compulsory contract is an oxymoron. The brief, the primary authors of which are IJ’s Elizabeth Price Foley and Steve Simpson, says Obamacare is the first time Congress has used its power to regulate commerce to produce a law “from which there is no escape.” And “coercing commercial transactions” — compelling individuals to sign contracts with insurance companies — “is antithetical to the foundational principle of mutual assent that permeated the common law of contracts at the time of the founding and continues to do so today.” In 1799, South Carolina’s highest court held: “So cautiously does the law watch over all contracts, that it will not permit any to be binding but such as are made by persons perfectly free, and at full liberty to make or refuse such contracts. ... Contracts to be binding must not be made under any restraint or fear of their persons, other-
wise they are void.” Throughout the life of this nation it has been understood that for a contract to be valid, the parties to it must mutually assent to its terms — without duress. In adGeorge dition to Will duress, contracts are voidable for reasons of fraud upon, or the mistake or incapacity of, a party to the contract. This underscores the centrality of the concept of meaningful consent in contract law. To be meaningful, consent must be informed and must not be coerced. Under Obamacare, the government will compel individuals to enter into contractual relations with insurance companies under threat of penalty. Also, the Supreme Court in Commerce Clause cases has repeatedly recognized, and Congress has never before ignored, the difference between the regulation and the coercion of commerce. And in its 10th Amendment cases (“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people”) the court has specifically forbidden government to compel contracts. In 1992, the court held unconstitutional a law compelling states to “take title to” radioactive waste. The court said this would be indistinguishable from “a congressionally compelled subsidy from state governments” to those who produced the radioactive waste. Such commandeering of states is, the court held, incompatible with federalism. IJ argues: The 10th Amendment forbids Congress from exercising its commerce
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power to compel states to enter into contractual relations by effectively forcing states to “buy” radioactive waste. Hence “the power to regulate commerce does not include the power to compel a party to take title to goods or services against its will.” And if it is beyond Congress’ power to commandeer the states by compelling them to enter into contracts, it must likewise be beyond Congress’ power to commandeer individuals by requiring them to purchase insurance. Again, the 10th Amendment declares that any powers not given to the federal government are reserved to the states or to the people. Furthermore, although the Constitution permits Congress to make laws “necessary and proper” for executing its enumerated powers, such as the power to regulate interstate commerce, it cannot, IJ argues, be proper to exercise that regulatory power in ways that eviscerate “the very essence of legally binding contracts.” Under Obamacare, Congress asserted the improper power to compel commercial contracts. It did so on the spurious ground that this power is necessary to solve a problem Congress created when, by forbidding insurance companies to deny coverage to individuals because of pre-existing conditions, it produced the problem of “adverse selection” — people not buying insurance until they need medical care. IJ correctly says that if the court were to ratify Congress’ disregard for settled contract law, Congress’ “power to compel contractual relations would have no logical stopping point.” Which is why this case is the last exit ramp on the road to unlimited government. George Will’s email address is email@example.com.
bove all others, those who defend our country and its constitution should have the right to free speech. That’s what makes the case of Marine Corps Sgt. Gary Stein, who started a Facebook group that is openly critical of President Barack Obama, a tough one. The Marines on Wednesday told Stein that he was in violation of Pentagon policy barring troops from political activities, an Associated Press story stated. Stein told the AP that he has done nothing wrong by starting the page to encourage fellow service members to exercise their free speech rights. Obviously, the government disagrees. Pentagon directives are that military personnel in uniform cannot sponsor a political club; participate in any TV or radio program or group discussion that advocates for or against a political party, candidate or cause; or speak at any event promoting a political movement. Commissioned officers also may not use contemptuous words against senior officials, including the president, the AP story stated. Based on those guidelines, Stein probably has crossed the line drawn by the government. And his posted comments that he will not follow any unlawful orders of the commander in chief are probably out of line, as well. Any service member who openly disregards an order because he believes it’s wrong is, in our minds, opening the door to mutiny. On the flip side, in Stein’s case, he is neither a commissioned officer nor is he appearing at an event as a representative of the military. He claims he respects the office of the president but does not agree with Obama’s policies, according to the AP story, and he has a right to speak up if he so desires. Like we said, it’s a sticky situation. We understand the necessity for a unified command, and the Marines and other members of our military are held to a higher standard for a reason. At the same time, assuming their message is not one that endangers the lives of American citizens or soldiers, we believe our service men and women should be able to speak their minds on Facebook and other platforms in the same way every other U.S. citizen is allowed to do. Because they’re defending the very document that provides that right, they should be the very last ones to lose it.
‘All of the above’ strategy Julia Trigg Crawford, is a Texas farmer who is challenging TransCanada’s use of eminent domain to take an easement across her property for TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline: President Obama indicated he’s taking an “all of the above” strategy to his energy policy, and in doing so will expedite the Cushing to Houston leg of TransCanada’s pipeline. While his decision was not unexpected, it is disappointing that this issue continues to be a political football during this election game. Where I come from, you’re only as good as your word, and I am proud to stand by my principles no matter the pressure that’s applied. And there’s no doubt about it, TransCanada’s applying pressure anywhere they can, from Washington, D.C. to small towns along the proposed pipeline route, and not everyone can hold up. I stand by my belief that TransCanada illegally asserts that its pipeline is a common carrier and is for the public good. My attorneys tell me we have a strong case, and we are eagerly awaiting our day in court. Should we win, and I wouldn’t be in this fight if I didn’t think we would, I hope that our case will give strength to other landowners who are still fighting for their property, and to those being bullied by a company falsely wielding the club of eminent domain. I’m just a farmer caring for a piece of good Texas earth, up against a foreign corporation with the power to bend the will of a President, so I’m under no delusion that this will be easy. I am reaching out to my fellow Americans and anyone who believes in an individual’s right to private property to help me in this fight. You can go to www. standwithjulia.com to take action and to contribute to our legal defense fund so that we can face TransCanada on an even playing field. So here is my “all of the above” strategy: stand by one’s principles, hold onto and protect those property rights afforded to every American by the United States Constitution, and never bow to pressure that runs contrary to the promises you’ve made. Thank you and God bless. Julia Trigg Crawford Direct, Texas
TODAY IN HISTORY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — Today is Sunday, March 25, the 85th day of 2012. There are 281 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 25, 1776, Gen. George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, was awarded the first Congressional Gold Medal by the Continental Congress for leading the liberation of Boston from British troops during the Revolutionary War. In 1865, during the Civil War, Confederate forces attacked Fort Stedman in Virginia but were forced to withdraw by counterattacking Union troops. In 1911, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York.
S » From 1A Bridges along with a couple of campaign supporters sat down on a recent afternoon to discuss in more detail information outlined in fliers they distributed during one of those recent political forums. “We’ve known Thomas a long time, and we like Thomas,” Bridges supporter Stephen Godfrey said. “This isn’t a personal thing. This is about what’s not being done. It doesn’t have to do with anything other than we just believe Jason’s administration could bring something to the community that’s been missing for a long time.” Bridges’ campaign information questions what he calls “skyrocketing” workers compensation rates and costs, the current high cost of feeding inmates in the Nacogdoches County jail, high employee turnover in the jail, dispatch and patrol, a lack of adequate officer training, as well as costly inmate transport procedures of the sheriff’s office, among other issues. This first installment focuses primarily with the employee turnover rate for the jail, of which Bridges’ calculations show there is an approximate 50-percent turnover rate in the jail last year — Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Kerss said there is always a high turnover rate in jails, as did other East Texas sheriffs interviewed by the Sentinel, and the reason is that being a jailer is a difficult and dangerous job. It’s often a job that gets one a foot in the door in law enforcement, with most young jailers aspiring to move further up in the ranks. It’s typically a stepping stone, and that’s true with every jail in every county in every state, Kerss said. “I agree there is going to be a high turnover rate in a jail,” Bridges said. “I’ve worked in them, and I do agree
that’s not where everybody wants to be. You have some people who go to work for a jail and stay there, but those are few and far between. “But with 50 percent turnover ... that’s massive, and I don’t think you will see that anywhere else,” he said. Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith said a 50-percent turnover rate is something he’s faced with regularly. “I have a 50-percent turnover rate in every 24 months,” he said. “It’s extremely high. It is in any detention facility for a number of reasons. No. 1, it doesn’t pay much. It’s hard for these people to support a family on such little pay. That’s in any county.” Sheriff Kenneth Hammock in Polk County said his turnover rate is high, although he did not know the percentage. “My turnover rate in the jail is not as high as it once was, but it’s still pretty high,” Hammack said. “One of the things in jails is pay. They make a decent salary, but if you work in a jail and have a family, you’re going to have to work somewhere else or have another source of income coming in.” There are any number of reasons why jailers leave, he said. “Either they violate the policies or procedures we have, or they commit a criminal offense within the jail, or they leave for a better paying position somewhere else,” he said. “We have a deal here where a jailer can leave here and go to work for a private prison here where they can make about $4 an hour more.” Of the nearly 40 people who work in the Polk County jail, three people remain employed there from when Hammack first took office seven years ago, he said. “Here’s the thing,” said Houston County Sheriff Darrel Bobbitt, “you can do almost anything with numbers, and make someone look good or look bad.
But there’s always other variables.” Bobbitt also said he didn’t keep up with his jailer turnover rate percentages, but he said he knew it was higher than any other department he oversees. “The jail’s not an easy job,” he said. “You’re working in an environment that’s not the nicest sometimes.” Recognizing that turnover rates in Texas jails was a problem, state legislators last session, in discussions with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, started requiring jails to submit monthly reports to the jail standards commission on turnover rates. In the first three months of 2012, five people have left employment at the Nacogdoches County jail, three of those within the last month, according to online reports. Last month’s state average was a mere 1.8 percent turnover rate, while the Nacogdoches jail rate was 5.45 percent. A handful of counties showed turnover rates for the one month as high as 20 to 25 percent. The monthly reports can be found at www.tcjs.state. tx.us/docs/TurnoverReport.pdf. But the turnover rate at the Nacogdoches County jail has actually improved in recent years, especially after the county commissioners approved a raise for county employees a few years ago following a salary survey, Kerss said. Those higher salaries also attracted a better quality jailer applicant and encouraged greater retention, he said. “If we were to go back and look at the percentage of turnover in the 1980s, 1990s and early to mid-2000s, it’s going to be higher then than it is today,” Kerss said. “Does that mean our turnover now is non-existent? No.” Economic conditions also play into retention rates, Kerss said. “When the oil field is hiring, and they’re paying three and four times what they’re going to make as a jailer,
Sunday, March 25, 2012 • The Daily Sentinel • 5A you’re going to see a lot of people leave to take those jobs,” he said. “But when those jobs start drying up, or they’re having long periods of layoffs, you’re going to see those people coming back and asking for jobs back. “We have several people who worked here before, who left, then came back, so how do you describe that as part of the turnover rate?” he said, adding jailers with peace officer licenses are often promoted to other positions within the sheriff’s office. The demands placed on a jailer sometimes prove to be too much for some individuals, Kerss said. “When you look at what’s required of a jailer — there’s a lot put on them, not just in the demands of the job but by the environment of the job,” he said. “Before we got this pay raise, we were literally paying jailers about $23,000 a year, assuming they were topped out, to come in and face the risk of being assaulted, bitten, spit upon, having feces and urine thrown at them, exposed to other risks. And then being governed by over 600 jail standards that they have to meet as well as all the other policies we have to adhere to, and we ask them to be prompt and professional.” Bridges agrees that the job of a jailer is difficult. But he believes that some people are very suited for the environment and actually thrive in it. “I believe working in the jail is not a bad job,” Bridges said. “We have a lot of people who thrive in these jobs ... people I have worked with who like that environment. That’s the reason we have so many prison guards.” But Bridges said he understands people wanting to move up in ranks of law enforcement. “People who go into the police academy and want to be peace officers don’t want to stay in the jail,” he said. “They want to get out on the streets — that’s common sense. So you lose them.
“But when you have good supervisors and create a good structure and a better environment, people want to work for you and you’re not going to see a high turnover rate,” he said. Low salaries used to be the big excuse for the jail’s high turnover rate, he said. “Well, they got a big raise, and they still have a high turnover rate,” he said. “So now they’re blaming it on the job. It’s not the job. “The county offers a good benefits package,” he said. “So what’s left? The environment they are working in. We have to create a good environment, and that comes with structure, leadership and training.” But a $30,000-plus annual salary doesn’t always keep a jailer employed, and there are other reasons beyond dissatisfaction, such as termination for violating policy, why jailers leave. “Now that the pay scale has been brought up to a more acceptable range, it still doesn’t mean that people don’t get frustrated at what they are having to endure and get fed up with job and say ‘enough is enough; I can’t take this,’” Kerss said. “I’m proud of the fact we’ve actually had a higher staff retention than what we’d seen previously,” he said. “In fact, some of my administrative staff and I were commenting at our annual Christmas party and awards banquet at how the number of five-, 10- and 15-year pins we handed out to our jail staff toppled any year I can recall, and not just since I’ve been sheriff. “I think that shows there are some positive things going on,” he said. “But I’m smart enough to know, just like a lot of other people, they (some jailers) are patiently biding their time until there’s an opening elsewhere so they can start working as a peace officer more so than a jailer, and you can’t blame people for having those types of aspirations.”
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Standing water in the once nearly dry creek behind the dam at Lake Nacogdoches is a welcome sight following recent rains. But it’s runoff from rainfall and not any kind of water release from the lake that filled the creek, according to Steve Bartlett, city engineer. The lake level is now less than four feet below full pool and continues recovering from a nearly 12-foot deficit caused by last year’s drought on the heels of low rainfall totals in 2010.
L » From 1A But Bartlett was eager to address the caller’s reported concern and hopefully answer for readers some of the many questions he’s been answering in phone calls over the past few months. And city officials took video of the area in question for their own records. “This is about the 10th time this has come up,” Bartlett said, “and I’m always happy to set things straight.” The primary spillway at the lake, which is the conduit that water exits through the dam, is called a Morning Glory, Bartlett explained, and its entrance elevation is set at the lake-full elevation of 279 feet. When the lake level drops below elevation 279, all water-flow through the dam ceases. “The Morning Glory spillway structure is simply a large concrete funnel that can be seen near the dam about midway across the lake,” Bartlett wrote in the email explanation. “When water in the lake rises up to the level of the top of this structure, it begins to pour into its open top and exit the dam on the south side into Loco Creek. An adjacent rectangular structure houses the intake gates for the treatment plant where water is collected, treated and pumped into our distribution system in the city. “With the exception of a small pipe put in for construction purposes when the dam was being built, water cannot be released downstream until the lake is back to its normal full level,” Bartlett said. “We do not have any bypass requirements, and we have no reason not to capture all the water possible at this point.”
There is no “gate” — the term used by the caller — behind the dam or any other structure that could be opened to allow water to exit the lake, Bartlett said. Approximately 4.5 million gallons per day are currently being taken from the lake for treatment and distribution. Some additional losses because of evaporation also lower lake levels. The Loco Creek crossing under FM 225 appears to have some water flowing, Bartlett said. “There are a series of beaver dams in this creek that also hold back a few feet of water at all times giving the impression that a moderate amount of water is flowing downstream from the dam,” he said. “In reality, a small amount of runoff from the wooded area south of the dam and also from roadside ditches along FM 225 enter this downstream portion of Loco Bayou and cause some flow to occur several days after a rain event. None of this water is coming from the lake.” All water on the surface on the ground is controlled by the State of Texas, Bartlett explained. Nacogdoches is merely permitted to impound and use a portion of this water for treatment and distribution to domestic customers. “Currently, Lake Nacogdoches does not have any mandatory bypass or release requirements for downstream property owners,” he said. “We could not release water from the lake directly through the dam, even if we wanted to.” Lake Nacogdoches’ primary function is for drinking water supply with recreation as a secondary use. Approximately 65 percent of the water used within the city is supplied by Lake Nacogdoches. The remaining portions of the city receive water from deep wells.
“E.J. Campbell is our alma mater, and it’s always been on Shawnee Street,” said Anita Farr, president of the E.J. Campbell Alumni Association. Concerns about the address were relayed to NISD Superintendent Fred Hayes, who researched the history of the address of the E.J. Campbell District Support Center. After Hayes had discussions with the City of Nacogdoches and the U.S. Post Office, an agreement was reached to change the address back to 420 South Shawnee. “They are going to change it back,” said Barbara Lewis, business manager of the E.J. Campbell Alumni Association. Lewis said there is too much history in the old school building to lose its address too. Farr said she was delighted. “It is wonderful,” she said. “We probably will do something to celebrate for Juneteenth, as soon as our alumni learn of the news. We will have a celebration. Quite a few people are coming in.” Those E.J. Campbell alumni are scattered everywhere, with chapters in Houston, Dallas and Nacogdoches. The 150-member alumni association is composed mostly of E.J. Campbell graduates, but it is also open to students who were in grades 9-11
H » From 1A churches who come together for their community’s good. Nacogdoches Treatment Center Executive Director Kathy Strong and her team work with Alzheimer’s patients, giving the caregivers a much-needed break. The Glory Gang, another United Way partner, works with families in need on the weekends and during the week after busy days at work, themselves, Ashcraft said. “Rebecca Carlton and her many CASA volunteers are heroes,” he said. “Their efforts to save kids that are abused severely and get them with loving homes to be cared for ... those people are heroes.” The many agencies (and there are too many to mention) who help get people financially stable so they can live productive lives and contribute to the Nacogdoches economy, all de-
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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Fred Hayes, left, gets a history lesson while walking the hallways of the former E.J. Campbell High School with local alumni association chapter president Anita Farr on Thursday in Nacogdoches. when the school was integrated in 1970. Hayes, meanwhile, said he’s glad to bring a happy resolution to the matter. “The E.J. Campbell District Support Center is proud of our building’s history and our place in this community,” he said. “I’ve had the pleasure to visit with
several former students of E.J. Campbell. Their stories are heartwarming and illustrate the important role the school played in their lives and in the community.” E.J. Campbell alums have great pride and admiration for their former teachers and their education, and they are inspiring with their sense of legacy,
the superintendent said. “We want all of our students to graduate with those same feelings of appreciation for the teachers and Nacogdoches ISD,” Hayes said. It’s a victory for the city’s’ rich history, alumni members said. “We’re really excited about this,” Farr said.
serve recognition, he said. “There are other kinds of heroes too, besides our partner agencies, and those heroes reside within the boundaries of the Nacogdoches County United Way board of directors,” Ashcraft said. “People like Ralph Irving helped make sure everything was good for me personally to get to know United Way and the system when I first started with the team,” he said. “Paula Cook and Patrick Lanmon spent weekends at our offices working on the finances and getting those straightened out.” Mary Uresti dived in and reorganized the emergency food and shelter fund, which has provided nearly $90,000 in funds to emergency shelters and food banks, not only in Nacogdoches County, but in San Augustine County, as well, Ashcraft said. “Mary spent countless hours with this program and it’s a government-type grant pro-
vided by the United Way Worldwide, but it takes a lot of coordination, a lot of paperwork and she’s spent hours working on this program,” he said. Even still, the heroic are many. “Outside the board, there are a multitude of people who are United Way heroes,” he said. George Barham IV is working to build a shelter for victims displaced by fire and help them get back on their feet ... a hero, Ashcraft said. “Then there are all the people out there who have donated money to United Way,” he said. The cashier who donates $1 from each paycheck helps financially to do her part to help those funds add up. The elderly woman who gives, sometimes even more than she can afford, is appreciated for all her care for the agency and what it does, Ashcraft said. One woman, Sue Bazato, gives her time in the United Way office answering phones and send-
ing people to the appropriate agency for help, he said. “She’s helped us move into our new place and get organized and catalogued, and she’s worked hard, really hard for us,” he said. Those in the work environments where there is an active United Way Workplace Campaign have helped tremendously, Ashcraft said. “The heroes are those people within the companies that are coordinators who take it upon themselves to do something special for the employees participating the campaign,” he said. “Tarah Peace, the human resource manager for the city, was the campaign coordinator who energized the campaign by organizing the Kiss the Cow event in which the city manager and parks superintendent actually kissed a cow. Those kinds of things are heroic.” In fact, it’s the “little things” that people do without even thinking about it that are heroic, Ashcraft said.
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“thank you” for her joyful trip through life. March 22, 2012 Hazel went to SFA’s Hazel Shelton Abernethy Demonstration died March 22, 2012 in NaSchool through cogdoches. Hazel was born junior high. May 20, 1927, in Nacogdoches She graduated in 1944 from the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shelton, who had come Nacogdoches High School, where she was student body to Nacogdoches in 1923 as a president. She graduated from faculty family for the opening of Stephen F. Austin State SFA in 1948, where she was Miss SFA and Carolyn ThompTeachers College. Coach Bob son Hill Award recipient. She Shelton was SFA’s first coach and athletic director and later received her M.A. from SFA in 1971 and taught in SFA’s was dean of men. history department. At one Hazel was blessed with a time, Hazel was teaching hislong, rich, full life and with tory at SFA, her husband was kin and friends who loved teaching English, and her son, her dearly. She was grateful that she was able to do every- Robert, was teaching geology. thing that she had wanted to All of her children attended SFA, and Hazel was a devoted do — have children, teach, alumna. act and have cats and dogs Hazel married Francis in the house. Hazel’s last disEdward Abernethy, her high cernible words were “I love school sweetheart, June 12, you,” and all she wanted for a eulogy was someone to say 1948. She is survived by her
husband and children, Luanna Cherry Cole and husband, Charles, Robert Morris Abernethy and wife, Kim, Sarah Elizabeth “Deedy” Abernethy and friend, Todd Weidner, Margaret Leslie “Maggie” Abernethy-Duffin and husband, John, and Benjamin Talbot Abernethy and wife, Penny. By her grandchildren, Elizabeth Davis Reeves, Sgt. Edward Cole, Leslie Cole, Patrick Abernethy, Sarah Abernethy and Jack Duffin. And by her great-grandchildren, Brittany and Justin Cole and Dylan and Abigail Reeves. Hazel is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Shelton Morgan and the Morgan family. Hazel’s devotion was to her children, husband, home, dogs and cats (in that order), but she was happily and continually involved in other civic ventures. She was a member of her treasured Methodist Circle and member of the Heritage Club since 1965. She
was in Nacogdoches Women’s Hall of Fame, she served two terms as president of the City Federation of Women’s Clubs, and she was named as a Distinguished Alumna of NHS. Hazel was a gifted speaker and presented programs throughout her professional career. During the 50th anniversary of World War II Hazel wrote “The Home Front: 1941-1945,” which was published by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. The article was later selected by a national high school textbook company and was published with her audiotape and used for many years in the U.S. and by the armed forces schools abroad. Hazel loved an audience — her children and husband, her students, strangers in an elevator — and her favorite extra-familial activity was her involvement in Sarah McMullan’s Lamp-Lite Theatre. She began her 30-odd years of acting, building and back-staging
who knew her. Her favorite thing in life was spending time with family. Over the years she hosted many holiday and family events; she was the glue that held her family together. While fighting her illness, she remained a positive light on those close to her, proving her strength of character and unwavering faith. She was an unbelievable influence on those around her, selflessly putting our problems before her own. Though we all are saddened by her passing, we take comfort in the beautiful life that she led and knowing that her struggle has ended. Memorial service for Rhonda will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Laird Funeral Home,
2116 South Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75964. In lieu of flowers, memorials to First English Lutheran Church, 1013 Minnesota St., Oshkosh, WI 54902 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123 would be greatly appreciated. Please visit lairdfh. net to leave online condolences. Laird Funeral Home.
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Rhonda Gustafson, age 53, of Oshkosh, won her seven year battle with cancer and transitioned peacefully on Sunday, March 18, 2012 with her family by her side. She was born in Nacogdoches, Texas on August 20, 1958 to Darwin and Iva (Davis) Dudley. She graduated from Nacogdoches High School, then went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University. She married Jim Gustafson in Longview, Texas on April 9, 1988. Rhonda is loved and will be missed by her husband, Jim; children, Zack and Abby; her mother, Iva (Bobby) Wallace
of Lilbert, TX; her brother Kent (Sheri) Dudley of Midlothian, TX; brotherin-law, Bruce (Pat) Gustafson; sisters-in-law, Diane (Robert) Tallman and Terry (Warren) Kempfert; and by many other family members and friends whose lives she has touched. She is preceded in death by her father, Darwin Dudley. Rhonda was a gentle and loving wife, mother, and friend who was totally devoted to her family and to improving the lives of those around her. Her honesty, kindness, and warm nature were traits that guided all
with Lamp-Lite in 1970s and was a devoted Lamp -Liter ever since. Hazel loved the theater, and when she visited London, she and Ab went to a play every night, with a frequent matinee. Hazel loved to travel, as long as she had clean sheets, tea and crumpets at 10, and an “arf pint lager” after the show. She loved touring Australia, all of Europe, particularly Italy, but her traveling-heart’s home was Ireland and the British Isles, and ultimately, London. Hazel was the hearth and heartbeat of her home and her family and was a muchloved and a much-loving wife, mother and grandmother. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Cason-Monk Metcalf Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012, in the chapel in Cason-Monk Metcalf Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park.
Memorial donations can be made to any of the several Alzheimer’s Research foundations and to Heart to Heart Hospice for their care and support. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Elizabeth Davis Reeves, Sgt. Edward Cole, Leslie Cole, Patrick Abernethy, Sarah Abernethy and Jack Duffin. Online condolences may be offered at www.casonmonkmetcalf.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.
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Candace Mackie weeds one of the gardens at the Master Gardners garden on the corner of University Drive and Main Street Saturday during the SFA Big Event.
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Cate Baker, 5, uses a magnifying glass to hunt for the queen in a demonstration bee hive set up by the Pineywoods Beekeepers Association during the annual Spring Fling celebration Saturday in Nacogdoches. The event featured food, games, music and more, in conjunction with the Nacogdoches Farmers Market, to usher in the change of seasons.
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TODAY IN HISTORY — CLA wins its sixth consecutive national basketball title
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College basketball: Two Final Four spots taken » 2B Women’s basketball: SFA season review » 4B COLLEGE BASEBALL
SFA wins in rare fashion
Two-time Hall of Fame trainer steps down after 31 years
Dozier’s ball leaves park, results in RBI single in 11th inning BY KEVIN GORE firstname.lastname@example.org The game-winning hit wasn’t what Hunter Dozier wanted or what he thought he deserved, but it was still enough to put the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack baseball team a win away from a weekend sweep. Dozier launched a long, two-run home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to give SFA a 4-3 victory over Texas-San Antonio in Game 2 of a three-game series with the Roadrunners at Jaycees Field. Caught admiring the home run, Dozier passed SFA baserunner Bryce Cummings near first base. As a result, Dozier was called out and given an RBI single. Cummings, who had walked, scored to bring an end to the contest. “I wish I hadn’t have been stupid
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SFA 4, UTSA 3 Score by Innings Team 123 456 789 10 11 R-H-E UTSA 010 002 000 0 0 3-11-1 SFA 300 000 000 0 1 4-7-1 2B: UTSA: Selsor, Anderson; SFA: Sanchez. WP: Alex Moshier (3-0); LP: Matt Sims (0-1).
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SFA center fielder Zach Benson, 7, runs down a long fly ball for an out against Texas-San Antonio on Saturday at Jaycees Field during the Southland Conference matchup.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Dragons rally past Mavericks
A seven-run third inning gave Marshall an 8-2 lead over the Nacogdoches Dragons. But two runs each in the fourth and the fifth inning, followed by a five-run sixth inning helped the Dragons rally to a 12-8 victory over the Mavericks in District 14-4A baseball action Saturday afternoon in Marshall. Freshman Nate Harshbarger picked up the win. He struck out two batters, walked four and allowed eight hits in six innings. Will Boozer pitched the
final inning, allowing one hit with two strikeouts. Dakota Phillips hit a two-run home run for the Dragons. Taylor Seaman, Hunter McClellan and Heath Holt all had three hits. Seaman had a triple, and McClellan doubled and scored three times. Jordan Roberts had a double, single and three RBI, and Chandler Hamilton had two singles. Patrick Ledet added a single. Nacogdoches (6-8, 3-2) will travel to Jacksonville on Tuesday.
Baylor goes against top-ranked Kentucky BY PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA — John Calipari is having a ball coaching Kentucky. Well, except for movie night. Calipari has avoided watching other games during the NCAA tournament, and he wants his players to do the same. His message: Focus on us and don’t worry about everyone else. To drive that point home, the top-seeded Wildcats
usually head to the movies when they’re on the road, so they’re not tempted to flip on hoops at the hotel. After arriving in Atlanta, they went to see “21 Jump Street.” Calipari was not impressed. “The movie was awful,” he said. “But it did get us out.” Other than a debatable choice in flicks, Coach Cal’s tunnel-vision approach is working just fine. Kentucky
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Two-time Hall of Fame Athletics Trainer Sandy Miller will retire in August following 31 year of service to Stephen F. Austin. Miller has served as the Assistant Director of Sports Medicine for the university since July 1981. “Working at SFA has been Miller one of the most fortunate experiences a person in my field could have,” Miller said. “The people that I worked with and the student-athletes who I’ve come across have made this a great place to be. I’ve always heard the expression ‘You will know when it is time to step away,’ and this is the right time.” “I knew this time would eventually come but I wasn’t completely prepared when Sandy told me what he wanted to do. It will be an adjustment for many of us who have been here for a long time. Not having Sandy in the training room after 31 years will be a monumental change for us. It’s truly the end of an era,” added SFA Director of Athletics Robert Hill. A member of the National Athletics Trainers Association’s board of directors, Miller came to SFA from Northwest Missouri State in the summer of 1981. Miller oversaw the entire athletics training program, and worked directly with football and men’s basketball. “I was hired by Charlie Simmons,” Miller said. “We lived in Missouri at the time, and both my wife and I wanted to move south. I was very honest with Simmons, and then Vice President Dr. Baker Pattillo that I would be using this job as a stepping stone. My boys were very young at the time, but as time flew by we decided to make this our home because we loved Nacogdoches and SFA.” Since his arrival at SFA, Miller has guided the athletics training program from its humble beginnings of two full-time employees to its current status of four full-time trainers, four graduate assistants, 35 student assistants and two certified trainers who serve as entry-level graduate athletic trainer program professors. “I’ve know Sandy throughout my career ,and he is not only a highly respected clinician, but he has had a special part of advancing our profession,” said NATA President Marjorie Albohm. “There is no one of a higher standard who is willing to ask the tough questions to make sure things are done the right way. “On a personal level, I have the highest respect and admiration for Sandy. The more you work with people, the more you realize there are a lot fewer of those types than you
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SFA right fielder Nicole Wooten, 3, lays down a bunt in the sixth inning of the Southland Conference game against Nicholls State on Saturday at SFA Field.
SFA loses to Nicholls despite good pitching BY BRANDON OGDEN email@example.com
The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks got a strong pitching performance for the second consecutive day Saturday afternoon at SFA Field. But unlike Friday’s 2-0 victory over Nicholls State, the Colonels were able to muster an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning to take a 1-0 over the Ladyjacks in Southland Conference softball action. “When you don’t hit, you don’t win,” SFA softball coach Gay McNutt said. “It’s as simple as that. We’ve pitched well, but we haven’t hit in 28 innings.” In those 28 innings, which includes
Nicholls 1, SFA 0 Score by Innings Team 123 456 7 R-H-E Nicholls 000 000 1 1-5-0 SFA 000 000 0 0-3-1 Win: Bennnett (2-7). Loss: White (4-8).
two no-hit losses against Texas State last weekend, the Ladyjacks (8-18, 1-3) have only had eight hits and two runs. “We have to swing the bat,” McNutt said. “It’s an easy concept. We have to figure it out quickly before we face Sam Houston.”
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Griner dunks as Baylor women rout Ga. Tech
Ohio State guard Aaron Craft (4) reacts alongside Deshaun Thomas (1) and Lenzelle Smith, Jr. (32) as Syracuse forward James Southerland (43) walks up the floor during the second half of the East Regional final game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Saturday in Boston. Ohio State won 77-70.
Ohio St., Louisville going to Final 4 BOSTON (AP) — Jared Sullinger recovered from first-half foul trouble to score 19 points and grab seven rebounds, helping Ohio State beat Syracuse to advance to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory It will be the Buckeyes’ first trip to the NCAA semifinals since 2007. Deshaun Thomas had 14 points and nine rebounds for No. 2 seed Ohio State (31-7), which led by eight with 59 seconds to play and held on after the Orange cut it to three. The Buckeyes made 13 of 14 free throws in the final 68 seconds. Brandon Triche scored 15 points and Baye Keita had 10 rebounds for top-seeded Syracuse (34-3). The Orange were hoping for a return trip to New Orleans, where they won their only national championship in 2003. Ohio State now awaits the winner of the South Regional final between North Carolina and Kansas. The loss ended a tumultuous season for Syracuse that began with accusations by two former ball boys that they were sexual-
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is one win from a return trip to the Final Four, facing Baylor (30-7) in the South Regional final on Sunday. “We’re a good basketball team,” Calipari said on the eve of the game. “Let’s just play basketball. I don’t care what else is going on in the tournament. I’m not watching any other games. Why do I care?” Clearly, he’s not one of those poormouthing coaches, making an opponent sound like the Miami Heat while pointing out every little weakness of his own team. Calipari is fully aware that he’s got at least a half-dozen players on his roster who are likely to wind up in the NBA, a team that could go down as one of the greatest in college basketball history if it wins three more games.
ly abused in the 1980s by Bernie Fine, a longtime Syracuse assistant coach. Boeheim vigorously defended Fine, but later walked back his support in the face of new information. Fine, fired Nov. 27, has not been charged and has denied any wrongdoing. Louisville 72, Florida 68 — Freshman forward Chane Behanan made the go-ahead basket with 1:06 left and fourth-seeded Louisville finished the game on a 23-8 run for a 72-68 victory over Florida on Saturday in the NCAA West Regional final, earning the Cardinals a trip to the Final Four. Russ Smith, who finished with 19 points, followed Behanan’s bucket with a pair of free throws, then Florida’s Bradley Beal and Kenny Boynton each missed chances to tie. Louisville (30-9) made one more free throw to seal the game and reach its ninth Final Four, the second under Rick Pitino, despite playing the final 3:58 without point guard Peyton Siva, who fouled out. The win also kept Pitino undeafeated against his protege, Florida coach Billy
Donovan. The seventh-seeded Gators went out in the regional final for the second straight year, with Donovan falling to 0-7 lifetime against the man who coached him at Providence, hired him as an assistant at Kentucky and felt as proud as a papa when Donovan won his two national titles. The Gators, who led by 11 points in the second half, went cold really cold after an incredible shooting display in the opening half. They went 8 for 11 from 3-point range in the first, then missed all nine attempts from beyond the arc in the second. The Gators missed seven shots and committed one turnover over the last 2:30. Behanan scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, including nine over the last 8:02 and Louisville’s last two field goals both after Siva left with nine points and eight assists. Beal and Erik Murphy each had 14 points for Florida. Louisville will play either Baylor or Kentucky in the Final Four on March 31.
Even The Onion, a mock news service, weighed in with a faux story on Kentucky’s seemingly unstoppable march to its eighth national championship. The headline: “Kentucky Going To Stick With Strategy Of Having Far-And-Away Better Athletes At Every Position.” Yuk it up, everyone. Calipari doesn’t mind a bit. He’s enjoying the ride, and he wants his players to do the same. “We’re very confident,” freshman point guard Marquis Teague said. “We have a lot of talent on this team, so we feel like if we come out and compete at a high level and defend, it will be tough for teams to beat us.” Baylor, the No. 3 seed, is a clear underdog but hardly some overmatched Cinderella. Bouncing back from one of the most shocking scandals in NCAA history, the
neon-clad Bears have pushed their way into the regional finals for the second time in three years. They have a couple of players who are likely first-round picks and certainly believe they have the talent, skill and work ethic to compete with the mighty Wildcats. “We just want to show the world what we can do,” senior forward Quincy Acy said. None of the players were around in 2003 when stunning revelations nearly brought down the Baylor men’s program. It all started when a player was murdered by one of his teammates. Soon after, there were allegations of drug use and illicit payments and a widespread cover-up. When all the dirty laundry was aired, the NCAA came about as close to imposing the death penalty as it could: a lengthy probation and heavy sanctions, which included a shortened season without any non-conference games.
SFA cruises past rival Sam Houston
After dropping the first doubles match of the day, Stephen F. Austin rallied to win the next six matches to knock off Sam Houston State, 6-1. The nation’s 43rd-ranked team improved to 15-2 (.882) on the season, while remaining perfect in Southland Conference play. “We got home after a very physical win last night less than 12 hours before today’s match,” said head coach Patrick Sullivan. “So we knew we needed to get out of the gate quick, and the bottom half of the lineup did a great job of putting their opponents away fast and taking pressure off of the top. “The strength of our team is our depth, and that has really shown both this past week, and really during this entire stretch of matches starting with the big win at Tulane to open March,” added Sullivan. After dropping an 8-4 decision at No. 3 doubles, the teams of freshmen Tereza Bekerova and Malena Gordo and senior Alina Shazhko and sophomore Jithmie Jayawickrema picked up victories at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles respectively to hand SFA the doubles point. SFA held the momentum in singles play picking up victories at Nos. 1, 6, 5 and 4 singles to ice
the win before the Bearkats could dent the scoreboard. Freshman Elena Kordolaimi posted an easy 6-1, 6-1 win over SHSU’s Imke Jagau at No. 1 singles. Classmate Julia Lorca followed suit with her straight-set win at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-1 over the Bearkats’ Kayla Stevenson. The last two matches of the day went to a third-set with SFA splitting the two decisions. Shazhko rallied after dropping the first set to pick up the win, while Jayawickrema battled back to force a super tiebreak, but came up short, 3-6, 6-4, 10-7. “All eight players on our active roster have seen significant playing time and contributing to our wins,” said Sullivan. “Elena played her most complete match of the season and although playing No. 1 as a freshman is tough and unusual to see on a strong team like ours, she is really showing that she deserves to be there. Alina also overcame slow starts all weekend but is in the best shape of her career and showed that by gutting out tough threesetters and going 6-0 this week.” SFA will be back in action Wednesday when they host McNeese State. The match, which is a makeup from one that got rained out earlier this season, will begin at noon from the Schlief Tennis Complex.
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Stephen F. Austin’s number two player and lone senior Alina Shazhko stretches to return a volley during singles play on the Ladyjack’s home court at the Schlief Tennis Complex Saturday against Sam Houston State University. The Ladyjacks will play again at home Wednesday, hosting McNeese State University.
DES MOINES, IOWA (AP) — Brittney Griner capped a sensational performance with a two-handed dunk and Baylor stormed into the NCAA regional finals for the third straight year with an 83-68 rout of Georgia Tech on Saturday. Griner, who finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks, got behind the defense and threw down her slam with 6:29 left in yet another rout for the Lady Bears swinging briefly on the rim for good measure. It was the second straight game in which the 6-foot-8 AllAmerican dunked and the seventh slam of her college career. She’s now tied with former Tennessee star Candace Parker, whose two dunks in NCAA tournament play had been the most. Destiny Williams added 18 points on 9-for-10 shooting for the top-seeded Lady Bears (37-0), who play second-seeded Tennessee in the Des Moines Regional final on Monday night with the winner advancing to the Final Four. No. 2 TENNESSEE 84, No. 11 KANSAS 73 — Meighan Simmons scored 22 points off the bench and Tennessee rallied to beat Kansas and advance to its second straight regional final. Glory Johnson added 18 points for the Lady Vols (27-8). The Lady Vols trailed by as many as 14 in the first half, but
Baylor center Brittney Griner (42) blocks a shot by Georgia Tech center Sasha Goodlett during the second half of an NCAA women’s tournament regional semifinal college basketball game, Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Baylor won 83-68.
they cut it to five by the break. Tennessee took the lead for good with a 19-9 run to open the second half, and Simmons had 16 points in the final 20 minutes. Angel Goodrich had 23 points and Aishah Sutherland 19 for Kansas (21-13), which fell to 0-3 in regional semifinals.
Mavericks beat Rockets in OT HOUSTON (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points, Jason Terry added 24 and Brandan Wright had a career-high seven blocks to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Houston Rockets 101-99 in overtime Saturday night. Shawn Marion had 12 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for the Mavericks, who beat Houston for the fifth straight time.
Goran Dragic scored 24 points, and Luis Scola added 19 for the Rockets, who had all five starters in double figures. The Mavericks came into the game with only a half-game lead over Houston, Utah and Denver in the tightly bunched Western Conference standings. The game had a playoff feel, with 17 lead changes, 15 ties and a louderthan-usual crowd with the instate rival in town.
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SFA travels to Huntsville for a doubleheader against Sam Houston on Tuesday. The loss overshadowed a solid day in the pitching circle by junior Angela White. She allowed five hits and no earned runs with three strikeouts and one walk. “She pitched well,” McNutt said. “She got a little shaky in the seventh, but that shouldn’t have beat us. If we hit and score some runs, we win.” Ashton Bennett picked up the win for Nicholls State (5-19, 1-3). She struck out two batters and walked two in the three-hit shutout. After a groundout in the top
of the seventh inning, Bennett doubled for the Colonels. A walk and a hit by pitch loaded the bases. White then forced Alaina Guidry to hit a grounder right back to her, but an error allowed the go-ahead run to score. White had stranded Nicholls State baserunners at second and third base in the sixth inning. The Ladyjacks also got two runners on in the sixth inning, but were unable to plate any runs. Guidry led the Colonels with two hits. Landre Nattinger, Nicole Wooten and Amber Price all had a hit for SFA.
B » From 1B and passed him,” Dozier said. “I was just watching. At least, we won.” “Never seen that one before,” SFA coach Johnny Cardenas said. Dozier’s game-winning hit was SFA’s first run since a threerun rally in the first inning. UTSA tacked on a run in the second and two in the sixth to tie the game. The contest was one of missed opportunities and great relief pitching by both teams. “The story was our relief pitching,” Cardenas said. “Those guys came in and held us in it. They did a great job to get our anemic offense going.” Relievers Justin Choate, Cass Ingvardsen and Alex Moshier combined to throw five innings of 3-hit, no-run baseball. Moshier (3-0) gave up just one hit in three innings in picking up the win. He struck out three and walked one. Cody Priest allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits in giving the Lumberjacks their second strong start in as many days. Freshman Cameron Gann threw a complete game in a 4-1
win over UTSA on Friday. The strong pitching was needed because SFA’s offense was held in check for the most part by UTSA’s pitching. Dozier had three hits, a run scored and an RBI. Right fielder Ricardo Sanchez added two hits, a run scored and one RBI. Designated hitter Max Lamantia gave SFA (9-13, 4-4) an early 3-0 lead with a two-run single in the first inning. UTSA (10-13, 2-6) collected 11 hits, including two each by Casey Selsor, Daniel Rocket, Justin Anderson and RJ Perucki. But the Roadrunners left 14 runners on base. UTSA starter Justin Anderson gave up three runs in the first inning, then threw shutout baseball for five innings before being pulled. Clint Sharp and Matt Sims have up one hit each, but Sims’ mistake — a thigh-high fastball — was turned around for the game-winner by Dozier, a sophomore hitting .341. The third game of the series is at 1 p.m. today. “Any time you get to this point — it’s huge,” Cardenas said of a possible sweep. “We have it set up good for (today).”
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expect. He just stands out among his peers,” added Albohm. Miller has worked directly with football every season since his arrival, and worked with the men’s basketball team through the 2003-04 season. During his time on the sidelines Miller witnessed 186 football wins and was a part of five conference championships, including all four Southland Conference titles. The Lumberjack basketball team won 322 games and three conference titles during that stretch. “I’ve spent 16 years working with Sandy,” said physician and SFA Health Clinic Director Hampton Miller. “He was on the committee that evaluated me for hire and has gone out of his way for me here at SFA. In all my years with the university, I can’t think of one instance where he didn’t do something that was in the best interest of the studentathlete. That was his goal, and
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that is what he preaches to his students. Sandy goes above and beyond to provide for the student-athletes, and I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job.” Miller’s leadership has reached far beyond the SFA campus. He served on the athletic training staff at the 1990 Goodwill Games, and was a trainer for USA Track and Field at the 1995 World Championships in Sweden. He has been inducted into the NATA and the Southwest Athletic Trainer’s Association Halls of Fame, and was named as a Most Distinguished Athletics Trainer by NATA in 1999. “I’ve been very fortunate to work alongside some great coaches,” said Miller. “SFA has surrounded me with good people to work with, and that makes my job so much easier. I really believe that is a credit to the administration here, allowing people to do the jobs they are hired to do.” SFA will begin a national search in the spring to find a replacement.
DISTRICT 22-2A GIRLS BASKETBALL
Johnson wins 22-2A MVP BY BRANDON OGDEN email@example.com
The Central Heights Lady Devils had a memorable season on the basketball court. The team reached ran the table in District 22-2A and reached the regional tournament for the first time since 2001. The Lady Devils were rewarded for their efforts in the announcement of the AllDistrict 22-2A teams. Junior Brittany Johnson was named the district MVP. The Lady Devils also had three first-team selections — Kendall McCollum, Haden Hiebert and Savannah Martin — and two second-team selections — Brittany Crawford and Amy Draper. Kate Rice also earned honorable mention for Central Heights. Woden had one first-team pick — Leslie Holliman. Shelby Ballard and Nicole Muse were named to the second team for the Lady Eagles. Bailey Butler and Breanna Boyd earned honorable mention. San Augustine senior Tyler
Barnes was named the Defensive MVP. J’Stasha Bell and Shannon Bell were first-team selections for San Augustine, and Vantaysha Lister and Danesha Noble were named to the second team, while Z’Koyia Christopher earned honorable mention. Woodville junior Destiny Gill was the Offensive MVP, and Corrigan freshman Thijah Blake was the Newcomer of the Year. Other first-team selections were Kelly Gibson, Corrigan; Demia Barlow, Woodville; Jasmine Spears, Woodville; and Baylie Butler, Hemphill. Other second-team picks were Ebony McCall, Newton; Allison McClendon, Corrigan; Bri Blake, Hemphill; and Jalecia Williams, Woodville. Other players who earned honorable mention were Taiana Harrol, Corrigan; Montana Smith, Corrigan; Lacy Johns, Hemphill; T.K. Barlow, Woodville; Victoria Shelton, Newton; Morgan Powell, Woodville; and Sierra Releford, Hemphill.
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Martinsville’s Austine Myles, top left, Michael Spencer, top right, and Peyton Burton, above, all earned superlatives in the announcement of the All-District 23-A, Division II teams.
DISTRICT 23-A, DIVISION II BOYS BASKETBALL
Martinsville dominates district honors BY BRANDON OGDEN firstname.lastname@example.org The Martinsville Pirates won their first district title in boys basketball in 21 years. The Pirates were rewarded for their efforts in the District 23-A, Division II selections. Senior Austine Myles was the Co-MVP with Wells senior Jordy James. Senior Michael Spencer was the Defensive MVP. Freshman Peyton Burton was named the Newcomer of the Year. Head coach Lance Taylor shared Coach of the Year honors with Wells coach Chad Collins, who is a graduate of Central Heights High School.
The Pirates also placed one player each on the first and second teams — sophomore Gary Spencer and senior Chayce Sparks, respectively. Chireno had two first-team selections — juniors D’Ante Starling and Chase Higginbotham — and sophomore Brandon Alvis was named to the second team. Kennard junior Trent Simon was named the Offensive MVP. Other first-team selection were Kenyatta Benton, junior, Kennard; Robert Ford, senior, Wells; Billy Dyson, senior, Wells; and Caleb Dove, senior, Wells. Other second-team members were Cody Pierce, junior, Kennard; Xavior Wood, junior Kennard; Corey Carlton, junior, Centerville; Justin Dixon, senior, Wells; Aaron Pyle, senior, Apple Springs; and Tyler Fry, senior, Centerville.
DISTRICT 21-A, DIVISION I GIRLS BASKETBALL
Cushing places 10 on all-district BY BRANDON OGDEN email@example.com Andrew D. Brosig/The Daily Sentinel
Central Heights’ Brittany Johnson, right, shoots over the reach of a Hardin defender during playoff action Feb. 21 in Hudson. Johnson was named Most Valuable Player in District 22-2A.
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
Central Heights uses big inning for victory
The Central Heights Lady Devils broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 6-1 win over Woodville Thursday night in Woodville. Kate Rice went 4-for-5 with a triple and an RBI to lead the Lady Devils. Other hitters for Central Heights were Brittany Johnson, two singles and an RBI; Savannah Martin, single; Chandler McCarty, single; Courtney
Bobo, two singles and an RBI; Kendall McCollum, two singles and an RBI; Sarah Ellis, an RBI; Katie Worsham, single; and Codi Houchin, single and an RBI. Chandler McCarty allowed one run, struck out four batters and walked one. Martin had a diving catch to record the second out in the seventh inning. McCollum turned an inning-ending double play in the fourth inning.
The Cushing Galks were well-represented on the All-District 21-A, Divsion I teams voted on by the district coaches. Senior Amanda Murdock was named the Defensive MVP. Sophomore Mackenzie Tucker shared Offensive MVP honors with New Summerfield junior Maritzza Melendez and Overton junior Abby Mackey. Seniors Samantha Beasley and Krystal Barrett were named to the first team for Cushing. Senior Courtney Evans and sophomore Brittani Pruitt captured second-team honors for the Galkats. Senior Danielle Crawford, junior Kasey Evans and sophomores Hannah Wallace and Christina Carpenter earned honorable mention. Overton senior Erica Carson was the MVP of the district. Overton also had the Freshman of the Year — Heather Raney — and the Coach of the Year — Randy Smith. New Summerfeld junior Simone Derrett was the Newcomer of the Year. Other first-team selections were Jiamesia Young, sophomore, Overton; Savannah Bobbitt, junior, Overton; Diedre Perry, senior, Carlisle; Katy Skelton, sophomore, Carlisle; Stephanie Melendez, senior, New Summerfied; and Ramie Weaver, junior, New Summerfield. Other second-team members were Alesha Townsend, sophomore, Mount Enterprise; Alexys Hammett, sophomore, Mount Enterprise; Lauren Gates, senior, Carlisle; Kennedy Bissot, junior, Carlisle; Cindy Medellin, junior, New Summerfield; and Stacy Suarez, New Summerfield.
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Cushing senior Amanda Murdock, center, battles for a rebound in the paint against Carlilse during the Galkats’ final home game Feb. 3. Murdock got the nod as Defensive Most Valuable Player for the district recently.
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Progress made STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LADYJACK SEASON REVIEW
Ladyjacks improve win total, advance to Southland final BY KEVIN GORE firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon Schneider says he is not a long-term guy. His philosophy is more about the process than the results. Let him tell it: “It’s my job to create competition in our practices, to create an atmosphere where we are getting better every day. “If that translates into wins, great. But the goal is to help us individually and as a team to get a little better every day.” The second-year Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack head basketball coach said he was pleased with the process of his team’s recently completed season. After going 12-18 in his first season, the Ladyjacks finished 23-10, including participating in some meaningful games in March. SFA won two games in the Southland Conference Tournament at the Merrell Center in Katy, before losing in the tournament finals to McNeese with a berth in the NCAA Tournament on the line. The Ladyjacks then accepted a berth in the Women’s Basketball Invitational, losing to Northern Iowa in a first-round game March 15. Considering his team’s roster flipped from veterans to newcomers since last season, Schneider was pleased with the program’s progress. “We were plus 11 in wins, with nine new players,” he said. “We have to feel really good about making that big of a jump with so many new faces. “Hopefully, we’ll get to the offseason and the summer with some momentum, and we’ll see more success for our program in the future.” That said, the three seniors on their way out of the program will be missed, the coach said. The trio included firstteam, all-league selection Tammara Marion, point guard Courtney Conwright and forward Amina Sawyer. Marion, who led the team in scoring with 14.7 points per game, was a key player for Schneider the last two years. She was an established scorer and elite player in both former coach Lee Ann Riley’s teams and for Schneider. Conwright averaged 5.3 points in a injury plagued season. Sawyer (4.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg) performed well down the stretch of the season in helping the Ladyjacks earn the No. 4 seed in the tournament. Players who are expected to return are Brittney Matthew, Ashlee Mells, Porsha Roberts, Iemah Wallace-Perry, Annette Davis, Ashley Bettis, Daylyn Harris, Tierany Henderson, Wykeia Sanders and Sha Turner. Roberts was named the Southland’s Freshman of the Year after averaging 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. She led the team in blocks with 59 and field goal percentage (49 percent). Matthew led the team with 101 assists and averaged 5.8 points per game. Mells averaged 6.8 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 46 percent from the field. The Ladyjacks have signed three players early in the recruiting process — LaNesha Middleton, Paulletta Powell and Antoinette Carter. Middleton, a 5-10, forward from Stillwater, Okla., was a 2012 McDonald’s AllAmerican nominee. Powell, a 5-8 guard from Port Arthur, earned all-district and was named the
SFA Ladyjacks Basketball Results SFA 68, ULM 58 SFA 71, Ga. Southern 53 SFA 59, Wiley College 57 SFA 49, Ga. Southern 40 SFA 66, So. Miss. 65 SFA 53, Houston Baptist 39 SFA 78, St. Edwards 50 Arkansas 61, SFA 46 SFA 69, Texas-Pan Am 58 Arkansas State 69, SFA 64 SFA 68, Rice 64 OT SFA 66, SMU 60 Tulsa 72, SFA 53 SFA 69, SLU 61 SFA 54, Central Ark. 45 UTSA 50, SFA 46 UTA 69, SFA 61 SFA 69, Sam Houston 67 SFA 69, Texas A&M-CC 57 Texas State 95, SFA 87 SFA 66, McNeese 58 Nicholls 64, SFA 63 SFA 73, UTSA 64 SFA 59, UTA 54 SFA 81, Texas State 59 SFA 61, Lamar 51 SFA 72, Texas A&M-CC 60 Sam Houston 70, SFA 55 SFA 70, Northwestern St. 68 Southland Tourney SFA 73, Lamar 64 SFA 66, Nicholls 57 McNeese 60, SFA 56 WBI Tournament Northern Iowa 83, SFA 67
Gore’s Take Brandon Schneider’s second season at SFA was impressive. The coach followed a 12-18 campaign in which his team was loaded with players that he didn’t recruit with a 23-10 campaign that featured three seniors and nine newcomers. The team has transformed from a wide-open running style under former coach Lee Ann Riley to a structured, half court team that values the basketball on offense and has a distinct defensive presence. Schneider says it’s not so much about “the Xs and the Os” as it is about the “Jimmy and the Joes.” What he means is that a coach is only as good as the players that the coaches recruit and ultimately put on the floor. Schneider’s pedigree as a winning coach — he won a national title at Emporia State — is not in question. He knows what he wants in recruiting. He knows how to coach them, once they are on campus. More good things are ahead for the Ladyjacks. Most Improved Player in her district as a junior. Carter, from Murray State College, averaged 17.8 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. While Schneider is optimistic about the prospect of the Ladyjacks continuing to improve next season, he said most of the other league teams return talented players. Plus, a new team to
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SFA Ladyjack Annette Davis works the ball between two McNeese State defenders to put up a shot in the championship game of the Southland Conference Tournament at the Merrell Center in Katy.
Ladyjacks’ Roster Breakdown Ashley Bettis, 5-9 guard, freshman: Averaged 4.8 points and 18.7 minutes per game. Courtney Conwright, 5-6, guard, senior: Averaged 5.3 points Had 65 assists in final season, which had her sidelined for six games with an injury. Annette Davis, 6-1, forward, redshirt sophomore: Averaged 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds as a reserve. Daylyn Harris, 5-10, forward, freshman: Averaged 3.3 points while starting nine games. Battled a midseason injury. Tierany Henderson, 5-11, forward, freshman: Averaged 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Had 18 blocks. Tammara Marion, 5-6, guard, senior: Led team with 14.7 points per game. Shot 40 percent from three-point line in earning first-team, all-league honors. Brittney Matthew, 5-7, guard, freshman: Averaged 5.8 points and led team in assists with 101. Played well down the stretch of season and hit some big three-pointers in the SLC tournament. Ashlee Mells, 5-8, guard, redshirt junior: Averaged 6.8 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 46 percent from the field. Porsha Roberts, 6-2, center, freshman: The league’s top freshman, she averaged 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Shot 49 percent from the floor and blocked 59 shots. Wykeia Sanders, 6-2, center, junior: Averaged 1.1 points in 3.5 minutes per game. Amina Sawyer, 6-2, center, senior: Averaged 4.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. Played well on both ends of court late in the season. Sha Turner, 6-0, forward, sophomore: Averaged 3 points and 2.8 rebounds. Had 16 steals. Iemah Wallace-Perry, 5-6, guard, freshman: Played in just four games. the league — Oral Roberts — will be a boost to the SLC. Oral Roberts enters the league, while three teams — Texas State, Texas-San Antonio and TexasArlington — will play in the Western Athletic Conference next season. “We’re the only team in the conference that loses an all-league player,”
Schneider said of Marion. “Central Arkansas, McNeese — they all have their top players coming back. All of the allconference players, with the exception of Marion, were juniors. They will be seniors.” As for Oral Roberts, Schneider said the newcomer has a dangerous look.
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
Tiger Woods takes 1-shot lead at Bay Hill ORLANDO, FLA. (AP) — One swing cost Tiger Woods a comfortable lead at Bay Hill. All that mattered to him was his name atop the leaderboard at the end of the day, leaving him one round away from winning on the PGA Tour for the first time in 30 months. If anything, Saturday showed that it won’t be easy in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. In two holes, Woods went from a four-shot lead to briefly tied with Graeme McDowell after a bizarre chain of events that featured a young man passing out and a woman screaming, all in the middle of Woods’ swing on the 15th tee. But he followed the double bogey with a birdie from a fairway bunker on the par-5 16th to restore his lead, and then hung on for a 1-under 71 that gave him a one-shot lead over McDowell going into the final round. McDowell didn’t make a birdie until the 17th hole, but he was bogey-free on a tough day for a 71. Woods is 37-2 when he has the outright lead going into the final round, and Sunday will show if
“They bring in a team that will probably be the favorite next season,” he said. The coach said his goals will be high next season. “I don’t think it’s any different than in academics,” he said. “If you put in the work and study for the test, you’re probably going to make a good grade.”
he has regained his status as the most formidable closer in golf. Woods, who was at 11-under 205, last won on the PGA Tour on Sept. 13, 2009, at the BMW Championship. That also was the last time he had the outright lead at a PGA Tour event after 54 holes. He has never had a better chance to end the drought than now in the lead and on a course where he has won a record six times. Woods has such control of his golf ball that he went 35 consecutive holes with a putter in his hand for a birdie attempt. The last time Woods and McDowell played in the final group of any tournament, McDowell rallied from four shots behind and beat Woods in a playoff in the Chevron World Challenge at the end of 2010. Ernie Els rekindled his hopes of getting into the Masters with six birdies in a round of 67 that left him only three shots behind. Ian Poulter had a 68 and also was tied for third, while Charles Howell III (68) and Sony Open winner Johnson Wagner (69) were four behind.
SFA records three Top-10 finishes at Rice AP photo
Tiger Woods hits a shot to the green from the first fairway during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
HOUSTON — The Stephen F. Austin men’s and women’s track and field teams returned to action Friday afternoon at the Rice Bayou Classic. The distance runner took the spotlight recording three top-10 finishes. Sophomore Moses Luevano clocked a time of 9:18.95 to finish eighth in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Freshman Colby McCune followed suit in the men’s 10,000 meters when crossed the finish line sixth with a time of 32:40.51. Sophomore Amanda Walters also posted a top-10 finish in the women’s 10,000 meters. She recorded a seventhplace finish with a time of 39:49.20 in the event. The SFA men and women return to action Saturday morning for the second and final day of action in the Rice Bayou Classic.
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Mixed bags of fish lured by temps, rising levels
BY MATT WILLIAMS Outdoors Writer
Spring has officially sprung. Spurred largely by the warming weather of seasonal change, dogwoods and wild flowers are in full boom, and the fishing is ablaze on lakes all across Texas. Pick a lake. Go on. Pick any ol’ lake. It’s a grand time to pick up a hook and line and soak a bait — live or artificial. There is no need to rack your brain hunting for potential hotspots, either. Skinny is the name of the game these days. That’s skinny as in shallow — five-feet deep or less. At no other time of year are there more piscatorial critters prowling around in shallow water than there are during March, April and May. Lured by the biological urge to procreate, bass, crappie, white bass, bream and catfish move shallow to spawn and feed during the spring. If there is any better time to be a fisherman, I don’t know when it would be. Ebb Flynt and I got a good taste of the springtime smorgasbord early last week as we plied the shallows of Lake Nacogdoches in eastern Texas. In a half day fishing we caught 23 bass up to four pounds. As a bonus, we hooked four keeper size crappie and a three-pound channel catfish — all on artificial lures that were intended for bass. All of the takers came of water no deeper than 18 inches. I keep close contact with several anglers and fishing guides across East Texas. Several of them had similar stories to tell. At Cedar Creek, fishing guide Jason Barber of Gun Barrel City said the shallows are swarming with fish of all kinds right now. And they are hungry. “The shallows are on fire right now and you can catch fish on just about any bait,” Barber said. “You won’t necessarily catch what you are fishing for, either. It makes no difference if you are fishing live bait or artificial lures. There are so many fish up in the shallows right now that you are liable to catch four or five different species on the same trip. It’s a great time to be fishing.” Barber said the spike in fishing quality is largely beause of recent rains, which sent an influx of water rushing into Cedar Creek and surrounding impoundments, raising levels and flooding terrestrial vegetation that sprouted along shorelines during a lingering drought that plagued the region for nearly two years. “Now there is all sorts of flooded stuff in the shallows,” Barber said. “It’s great for the fishery and great for fishing.” Lake Fork guide Gary Paris says the shallows are slowly beginning to come alive at his home lake, where water temperatures nudging the 70-degree mark in places. The water level there is still slightly more than two feet low, but much improved from mid-December when it fell to more than seven feet below normal. “You never know what you’re going to catch this time of year,” said Paris. “You’ll catch crappie on lizards and Flukes and catfish on Chatterbaits and Rogues. It’s a crazy time of the year. When the water temperature gets
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Bass gravitate to the shallows to spawn during the spring of the year. Senkos, lizards, wacky worms and other slow-moving plastics are good choices when bedding activity gets into full swing.
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Left: A recent white bass fishing trip to the Angelina River produced a mess of crappie for Jerry and Madi Simmons. Above: Lake Fork guide Gary Paris says bass anglers routinely hook big channel cat like this one on artificial baits intended to catch fat springtime bass. right, everything moves up. And things are starting to get that way right now.” River fishing has been equally good at times. Rod and reel fishermen and trotliners alike have been scoring mixed bags of white bass, crappie and catfish since early February. On a recent trip to the Angelina River, Jerry and Madi Simmons and I boated more than two dozen crappie in less than two hours. Interestingly, we were
fishing for white bass with Roadrunners when we found the crappie piled up on a knee-deep shelf bordering an underwater slough that dropped into 6-8 feet of water. We had caught several white bass when I started feeling the recognizable “rap taps” of crappie nipping the bait without actually eating it. I switched to a 1/32 ounce hair jig and started hooking crappie on every other cast.
As good as the fishing is on many East Texas lakes, bass pro Tommy Martin says he thinks the best is still yet to come. That holds especially true on Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn, both of which have seen significant rises in water level thanks to the heavy rains that have fallen across the region during the last month. “These lakes have come up so fast
that the fish haven’t had time to adjust yet,” Martin said. “There are lots of fish shallow right now, but once things stabilize after a few days things are really going to turn on. There are all kinds of flooded grass, weeds and bushes in the water right now. When things get right, the fish are going to flock to it.” Matt Williams is a freelance writer based in Nacogdoches. He can be reached by email, email@example.com.
ShareLunker leader out after 26 years BY MATT WILLIAMS Outdoors Writer After more than a quarter century as the point man behind the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Toyota ShareLunker program, David Campbell is hanging up his big fish hat. Campbell, who began work with TPWD in 1965 as a fish hatchery assistant at the Lewisville State Fish Hatchery, recently announced that he will retire from the department at the end of March. Campbell has run the ShareLunker program since its inception in November 1986. In the process, he has handled more than 500 fish in excess of 13 pounds and watched the face of Texas bass fishing change right before his eyes. ShareLunker is a spawning and genetics research program aimed at unraveling the mysteries behind big bass DNA. While those efforts have
been largely unsuccessful to this point, ShareLunker is still considered to be the department’s most high profile program, generating waves positive media attention across Texas and beyond each year. Anglers who catch qualifying bass from Texas lakes between Oct. 1-April 30 are encouraged to put the fish on loan the department so it can be spawned in a controlled environment. A portion of prodigy from each spawn are retained for research. The remainder of the fingerlings, along with the female bass, are returned to the lake from which the fish was originally caught. While support for the program was slow at first, its popularity has gradually spread with anglers across the nation. That, says Campbell, has been most the gratifying part of his career. “What stands out more than anything else from the 26 years of the ShareLunker program is the coopera-
tion from the anglers,” Campbell said. “Anglers have been very supportive of the program. They have learned how to care for their big fish, and they understand the objective of the program is to increase the number of trophy bass caught in Texas. If you don’t have the support of the people using the sport fishery itself, you haven’t accomplished anything.” It remains to be seen when or if the vacancy created by Campbell’s departure will be filled by someone from the outside, or if the department will promote within its current workforce. Either way, it will be business as usual at the program headquarters at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, according to TFFC director Allen Forshage. “We’re still in the discussion/planning stages of what we are going to do,” Forshage said. “At this point we are still not sure how we are going to handle it, but this program will be good
ShareLunker program manager David Campbell (right) says one of the fondest memories of his career was awarding Sam Calloway of Corpus Christi a hefty bounty check for the capture of ShareLunker No. 500 in 2010. Campbell will retire from the department at the end of March. hands. Nothing will change. Anglers will still call the same phone and pager numbers to donate fish. It’ll just be a different person answering the phone.” Forshage said veteran TPWD fisheries biologist Juan Martinez will be in charge of the program for the remainder of the 2011-12 season.
“He is the one who has been taking care of the ShareLunkers for several years,” Forshage said. “Everyone thinks it is pretty easy keeping these big fish alive, but it is not. There is not anyone here who has more knowledge of taking care of these big fish than he does.”
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APPRECIATION AND AWARENESS BANQUET
Dr. James Kroll named Ag Pioneer of the Year Honoree known as ‘Dr. Deer’
Wells Fargo marks 160th anniversary Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) marks a milestone anniversary of 160 years helping customers succeed financially and communities thrive with a series of donations and volunteer activities across the nation. In celebration of 160 years of service, Wells Fargo is donating more than $2.5 million to more than 60 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. In some regions, eligible Wells Fargo customers helped determine how pools of $160,000 were divided among local non-profits by voting at Wells Fargo ATMs. In addition, Wells Fargo will donate, build or renovate 160 homes in the communities it serves over the course of 160 days. The company also is organizing local volunteer activities for team members across the country in celebration of the anniversary. The activities address needs that are important to our team members, customers and communities including afford-
r. James C. Kroll will receive the Agriculture Pioneer of the Year award sponsored by Heritage Land Bank at the 11th Annual Agriculture Appreciation and Awareness Banquet, Monday, April 2, at Banita Creek Hall. “Known nationally as ‘Dr. Deer,’ Dr. Kroll is now considered to be the father of modern deer management,” said Texas Forest Service District Forester John Boyette. “James has been working professionally with whitetails for 40 years. His depth of knowledge has come from working in almost every state and province from Mexico to Canada. He hunts deer, he studies deer, he lives with deer; and most importantly he loves deer.” For the past 36 years, Kroll has been director of The Institute for Whitetailed Deer Management JOHN & Research BOYETTE in the Arthur Temple College TEXAS FOREST of Forestry and SERVICE Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University. “During the last nine seasons of the award-winning television program, ‘North American Whitetail,’ Kroll has been a co-star and appears each week in a special segment, ‘Dr. Deer’s Whitetail World,’ Boyette said. “James now co-stars with North American Whitetail executive editor Gordon Whittington in a new show, ‘Winchester presents Dr. Deer’ on Sportsman Channel, now in its second season.” During the span of his career, Kroll has published more than 300 technical and popular articles and contributed to 35 magazines. He has monthly columns in North American Whitetail Magazine and the Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters Magazine. He has published eight books, two of which are best-sellers, and contributed to two others. Currently, Kroll is complet-
He hunts deer, he studies deer, he lives with deer and most importantly, he loves deer."
able housing, sustainable environments, hunger assistance, and education. Among the many volunteer opportunities, in some regions Wells Fargo team members collectively are volunteering 160 hours at local food banks, and in others they are visiting 160 classrooms to read to students and provide financial education lessons. Wells Fargo team members also took part in a company-wide poll, which determined how the company would distribute $160,000 among three national nonprofit organizations. As a result of the voting, Feeding America will receive $100,000, and Semper Fi Fund and Teach for America will each receive $30,000. Founded as a banking and express company on March 18, 1852, in New York City, Wells Fargo opened its first western office on the waterfront of Gold Rush San Francisco on July 13, 1852, the site of the company’s current headquarters.
GM recalling vans, SUVs Dr. James C. Kroll will receive the Pioneer of the Year award on April 2 during the 11th Annual Agriculture Appreciation and Awareness Banquet. ing a new book with his colleague and research partner, Ben Koerth, titled “Forage Management for Whitetails, The Dr. Deer System.” Kroll and Koerth also completed a landmark study on antler development in free-ranging deer recently, results of which were published in the journal of Wildlife Management. This work also led to a new DVD titled, “Antlers,” co-produced by NAWT magazine and Intermedia Outdoors. Kroll co-founded the Texas Deer Association, which according to Boyette is the fastest growing conservation organization in the Lone Star State. His research is farreaching, including behavior, habitat management, genetics, artificial breeding, hunting economics and tactics.
Dr. Kroll’s significant institute accomplishments include: ■ First work with infraredtriggered cameras. ■ First research on food plots. ■ Establish common-use industry terms including: sanctuaries, travel corridors, staging areas, sign posts and funneling features. ■ Landscaping techniques for whitetails. ■ Developed production level semen collection and AI techniques for whitetails. ■ First development of DNA markers for parent certification. ■ Electric fence technologies for whitetails. ■ Modern, intensive deer management strategies. Kroll is a distinguished graduate of Texas A&M Uni-
versity, and a distinguished alumnus of Baylor University and Waco ISD. Kroll was recently elected to the Muy Grande Hall of Fame and currently occupies the Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Forest Wildlife. He is married to Susie and has two children, Cody, a sculptor in New York, and Sydney, a doctor of psychology at the Veterans Administration. ——— About the event The 11th annual Agriculture Appreciation and Awareness Banquet begins at 6 p.m., Monday, April 2, at Banita Creek Hall, 401 W. Main St. Event chairwoman is Angela Shannon, Agriland Farm Credit.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 6,000 big vans and SUVs because their steering can fail. The recall affects certain 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans, and Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website Saturday that a gear shaft can break, causing a loss of steering. GM says no crashes or
injuries have been reported. The problem was discovered in testing by the company that makes the gear shafts. GM says failure won’t happen until the vehicles have been in service for at least 5 months under severe use. The vans carry up to 15 passengers and are used widely by churches and airport shuttle services. GM dealers will inspect the steering gear shaft and replace it if necessary.
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Facebook warns employers not to demand passwords NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is warning employers not to demand the passwords of job applicants, saying that it’s an invasion of privacy that opens companies to legal liabilities. The social networking company is also threatening legal action against those who violate its long-standing policy against sharing passwords. An Associated Press story this week documented cases of job applicants who are being asked, at the interview
table, to reveal their Facebook passwords so their prospective employers can check their backgrounds. In a post on Friday, Facebook’s chief privacy of policy officer cautioned that if an employer discovers that a job applicant is a member of a protected group, the employer may open itself up to claims of discrimination if it doesn’t hire that person. “As a user, you shouldn’t be forced to share your private in-
formation and communications just to get a job,” wrote Erin Egan. “And as the friend of a user, you shouldn’t have to worry that your private information or communications will be revealed to someone you don’t know and didn’t intend to share with just because that user is looking for a job.” Not sharing passwords is a basic tenet of online conduct. Aside from the privacy concerns, Facebook considers the practice a security risk.
Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said that the company doesn’t think employers should be asking applicants for their passwords because “we don’t think it’s the right thing to do.” “While we do not have any immediate plans to take legal action against any specific employers, we look forward to engaging with policymakers and other stakeholders, to help better safeguard the privacy of our users,” he said.
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A worker places a sign Friday on the soon-to-open Fish Place on North Street. The restaurant is in the former Delacroix’s location. Developer Rob Johnson says catfish and shrimp in Cajun recipes will be served, including etouffee, jambalaya, poboys and Cajun burritos.
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of Nacogdoches: Thursday sale 1714 Hollybrook, Earl MorMONEY RATES CURRENCIES Last Pvs Week Pvs Day Market ReportLast rison, owner; Gary Stripling, 3.25 3.25 Australia .9561 .9636 Prime Rate contractor, tear off and re0.75 0.75 Discount Rate Britain 1.5871 1.5817 .00-.25 .00-.25 Federal $15,000. Funds Rate 59 Buyers, 59 Sellers, 492 roof, Canada .9985 1.0004 Treasuries Euro .7540 .7586 Cattle Total Heads Sold 82.59 1304 Colston, Tyron 0.073 Hol0.08 3-month Japan 82.49 0.14 0.14 6-month Mexico 12.7618 Stocker Steer Calves12.8227 comb, owner and contractor; 1.08 1.12 5-year Switzerlnd .9086 .9147 2.23 2.29 10-year repairs, $1,000. Under 300 — $1.65 toAll $2.70 general British pound expressed in U.S. dollars. others show 3.30 3.40 30-year dollara in pound. foreign currency. 1326 N. University Drive, 300 to 400 — $1.55 to $2.65 Ultra Fit/Harold Johnson, MUTUAL FUNDS 400 to 500 — $1.40 toPct$1.96 owner; Doug Christian, conTotal Assets Total Return/Rank Min Init Name Obj $2,650. ($Mlns) NAV 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt 500 up — $1.25 to $1.82 tractor; install fence, PIMCO TotRetIs CI 149,075 11.07 0.0 +5.8/D +8.3/A NL 1,000,000 Stocker 1009TotStIdx Curlew St.,LB Guerardo Vanguard x 68,078 34.93 +2.2 +9.1/B Heifer +2.0/B Calves NL 3,000 Vanguard InstIdxIowner; Juan LB +10.0/A NL $2.90 5,000,000 Under 300 —+1.7/B $1.55 to Sanchez, F.65,810 Cas-128.42 +2.6 Fidelity Contra LG 59,470 76.85 +3.4 +11.3/B +4.8/B NL 2,500 300 to+5.2/D 400 — $1.40 tro, contractor; after 32.66 +1.7 American Funds GrthAmA m repair LG 57,936 +1.6/D to 5.75$1.90 250 American Funds CapIncBuA m IH 56,945 51.15 +1.0 +6.1/A +1.3/C 5.75 250 400 to 500 — $1.25 fire damage, Vanguard 500Adml x $30,000. LB 56,336 128.69 +2.6 +10.0/A +1.7/B toNL$1.77 10,000 American IncAmerA m Susan MA 54,945 17.43 +1.0 +7.0/B +2.2/C 5.75 250 500 up — $1.15 to $1.67 600 Funds Bostwick, RushVanguard TotStIAdm x LB 54,525 34.93 +2.2 +9.2/B +2.1/A NL 10,000 Slaughter Cows ing, Pate Americanowner; Funds CpWldGrIA m WSBuilders, 47,952 35.42 +0.9 +0.6/C +0.6/B 5.75 250 American Funds InvCoAmA m LB 45,635 29.80 +1.8 +5.9/D 5.75 250 $55 to-5.9/C $92 +0.8/C contractor; Dodge & Cox IntlStk kitchen FV remodel, 40,102 32.87 -0.4 -2.1/A NL 2,500 American Funds WAMutInvA x LV 40,038 30.17 +1.3 +1.0/B 250 Bulls+9.9/A — $75 to $1.105.75 $20,000. CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Pairs — $750 toMB$2,000 2410 S.E.Allocation, Stallings Large Value, IH -World LB -Large Blend, Drive, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, -Mid-Cap Blend, MV - MidCap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others Stocker Cows — $625 Olds Family with same objective: A is in top 20%, Partnership, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar. to $1,700 owner; John Duffin, contracStock Footnotes: g = Dividends and earnings in Canadian dollars. h = Does not meet continued-listing standards. lf = Late filing with SEC. n = New in past 52 weeks. pf = Preferred. rs = Stock has undergone a reverse stock split of at least 50 percent within the Baby Calves $50 toun $250 tor; repair replace past year. rt = Right to and buy security at a specifiedthree price. s = Stock has split by at least 20 percent within— the last year. = Units. vj = In bankruptcy or receivership. wd = When distributed. wi = When issued. wt = Warrants. Mutual Fund Footnotes: b = Fee covering Goats tocharges). $200/head awnings, market costs is paid$15,000. from fund assets. d = Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. f = — front $35 load (sales m = Multiple fees are charged. NA = not available. p = previous day’s net asset value. s = fund split shares during the week. x = fund paid a distribuAve, tion 1301 during theVirginia week. Gainers and Losers Sharon must be worth at least $2 to be listed in tables at left. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial. Parker, owner; George Barham IV, contractor; new construction, $60,000.
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INSPECTIONS The following inspections were filed with the city of Nacogdoches: Barbecue House, 704 North Stallings Drive, four demerits. Reasons: Use-by date needed on sloppy Joe mix; compressor needs cover. ——— Emeline Carpenter Elementary School Cafeteria, NISD, 1005 Leroy St., 100 percent compliant. ——— Kids Unlimited, 513 Russell Boulevard, three demerits. Reasons: Several ant beds in playground, plug cap missing, keep hall vents clean and dusted. ——— Kinfolk’s, 4817 Northwest Stallings Drive, seven demerits. Reasons: Two dented cans; recalibrate one thermometer; keep a vent hood clean, repair door handle on sliding glass cooler; repair back wall next to exit; replace any damaged ceiling tiles. ——— LaBraza, 3714 South St., 12 demerits. Reasons: Provide paper towels for all handwash sinks; weatherproof screen doors and all entries and exits; provide thermometers for all coolers; keep microwave clean and sanitized; keep dumpster lid closed, keep vents clean; back plates needed on all electrical outlets;
replace any missing shield guards, bathroom and storage rooms need lighting. ——— Nettie Marshall Elementary School Cafeteria, 422 W. Cox, 100 percent compliant. ——— B r o o k s - Q u i n n - Jo n e s Elementary School Cafeteria, 907 Sanders St., four demerits. Reasons: Date marking needed on pinto beans. ——— McDonald, 1717 North St., 100 percent compliant. Notes: Keep dumpster id closed, need shield guards for all lights, do not block fire exit. ——— Raising Cane’s, 1831 North St., 100 percent compliant. Notes: Keep dumpster lid closed. ——— Baymont Seafood, 3227 South St., 16 demerits. Reasons: Keep food covered in coolers; weatherproof all entries and exits; label all spray bottles; need color chart for test strips; keep items out of ice maker; replace any damaged ceiling tiles; sweep up floor in all storage room area; keep storage areas clean and clutter-free. ——— Cory’s Peanuts, Nacogdoches Trade Days, 100
Porsche recalling 1,200 sports cars for fuel leaks DETROIT (AP) — Porsche is recalling more than 1,200 of its 911 Carrera S sports cars because a fuel line can come loose and cause a fire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website Saturday that the line can come apart at a connection and leak fuel. The agency says that could cause loss of power and a crash, or it could cause a fire. Porsche says it doesn’t know of any fires or accidents. The 2012 cars have a start-
ing price of more than $96,000. Porsche says the problem happens because a coolant pipe can touch a connection on the fuel line and loosen it. Dealers will either replace the fuel line or make sure the connections are tight. They’ll also install a spacer to keep the lines apart.
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percent compliant. ——— 4Gee Kettle Corn, Nacogdoches Trade Days, 100 percent compliant. ——— Strawberry Path, Nacogdoches Trade Days, three demerits. Reasons: Provide thermometer for refrigerator. ——— Taco Mex, Nacogdoches Trade Days, three demerits. Reasons: Use handwashing sink for handwashing only. ——— Page’s No. 1, Nacogdoches Trade Days, three demerits. Reason: Recalibrate thermometer. ——— King of Candy Apples, Nacogdoches Trade Days, 100 percent compliant. ——— Veliz Roasted Corn, Nacogdoches Trade Days, three demerits. Reason: Hand towels need to be accessible. ——— Betancourt’s Produce, Nacogdoches Trade Days, eight demerits. Reasons: Need approved labeling; keep foods stored off ground. ——— Delfino’s Produce, Nacogdoches Trade Days, eight demerits. Reasons: Need approved labeling; must store
food properly. ——— Lynch Farms Produce, Nacogdoches Farmers Market, 100 percent compliant. ——— Asian City, 2732 North St., 13 demerits. Reasons: Keep foods stored off cooler and freezer floor; provide soap and towels for all hand sinks; thermometer needs to be recalibrated; ice scoop handle in ice maker; reclean knife; keep carpets vacuumed, food debris; keep dicing room floor swept, food debris; repatch or repair kitchen floor pieces, must be smooth and easily cleanable; keep grass and weeks cut and maintained; it is growing season; keep kitchen floor and equipment clean, weatherproof back screen door. ——— Ocean Buffet, 3613 North St., 18 demerits. Reasons: Several food temperatures do not meet minimum temperature guidelines, violations corrected on site; keep foods covered in cooler, keep foods off cooler and freezer floor; keep items out of hand-wash sinks, corrected; hand towels needed at hand-wash sink, corrected on site; provide thermometer for all coolers, corrected on sit; keep dumpster lids closed; discard boxes outside; keep food and trash swept out of food drain.
Thank You The family of Myrtle Jones would like to thank everyone for the food, beautiful cards, flowers, visits, phone calls & most of all, your prayers & comforting words and other acts of kindness. Special thanks to Stallings Court, Hospice of East Texas & staff, D. Holcomb, Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hugman & Dr. Walker, Rev. R. Edwards & Johnson Chapel church family, Zion Hill Baptist Church and Jacob Memorial Church Superintendent Milton Horn, Greater Zion Missionary Church (Huntsville, TX), Rev. & Mrs. Wesley Benton & Walmart. Again thank each and everyone & know that your kindness will never be forgotten. Thanks to Sadler Funeral Home for making her beautiful on her journey home and all your loving comfort and consideration.
Thanks to all, may God bless each of you. In our deep appreciation, The Family Of Myrtle Watts Jones Sunrise: 2-4-1920, Sunset: 2-2-2012
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The keynote speaker is wellregarded humorist Sheriff J.B. Smith from Smith County. Honors at this year’s banquet are the following: ■ Farm Family of the Year: Forrest Lee Meador Family (sponsor: Tipton Ford). ■ Agriculture Pioneer: Dr. James Kroll (sponsor: Heritage Land Bank). ■ Agribusiness of the Year: Bright Coop, Inc. (sponsor: First Bank & Trust, East Texas). ■ Agriculture Educator of the Year: Dr. Leon Young (sponsor: Citizens 1st Bank). “The purpose of the event is to recognize the impact the agriculture industry has in our county, honor the people that stand out in our ag community and foster the future growth of the industry,” Agribusiness Committee Chairman David Alders said. “Scholarship funds will be awarded to deserving youth who are attending the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at SFA, and this year’s award recipients will be honored.” The banquet begins with a meet and greet at 6 p.m. Dinner service will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins
at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or $250 for a table of eight and are available now at the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, 2516 North St. and from committee members. Businesses are welcome to sponsor tables to provide complimentary admission for youth ag groups. Call the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, 936-560-5533 for ticket and table reservations, or download a registration form from nacogdoches.org. The Nacogdoches Agriculture Committee consists of representatives from Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp., Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Cooperative Extension Program, Pineywoods RC&D, Stephen F. Austin State University agriculture department and the Texas Forest Service are proud to co-sponsor the agriculture banquet honoring the agriculture industry in Nacogdoches County. In addition to the banquet, the committee has organized farm tours of the County for media and business representatives on Friday, Mar. 30. Contact Jamie Sugg or Crispin Skinner, 560-7711, for tour information and reservations.
Exxon Valdez likely headed for scrap heap
JUNEAU, ALASKA (AP) — The ship formerly known as the Exxon Valdez, responsible for one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history, appears destined for the scrap heap in a shipyard along the Indian Gulf of Cambay. Such an end for the ship that spilled millions of gallons of crude in Alaska’s Prince William Sound in 1989 is fitting, says at least one person directly involved with the disaster’s aftermath. “My first reaction when I heard the boat is getting scrapped was ‘good riddance,’” Stan Jones said. Jones was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News at the time of the spill. He now works as a spokesman for the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council, a foundation set up after the spill with the goal of preventing disasters. “It’s a symbol of a really dark day in Alaska’s history. But then my second thought is that the boat alone is nothing. The problem was man and machine together. ... The good thing is that, today, the spill wouldn’t happen that way,
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Tugboats pull the crippled tanker Exxon Valdez towards Naked Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska, seen in this April 5, 1989, photo after the ship was pulled from Bligh Reef. Best Oasis’, an Indian company that dismantles old ships, official Gaurav Mehta says his company recently bought the Exxon Valdez, but he declined to say from whom or at what price. or it would have been much smaller because of changes we’ve made.” The tanker ran aground at Alaska’s Bligh Reef on March 24, 1989, and spewed 11 million gallons of crude oil into the rich fishing waters of Prince William Sound. The shoreline was coated
with petroleum sludge. Towns like Cordova that relied on fishing the sound were devastated. An incalculable amount of damage was done to marine species and the surrounding environment. An Anchorage jury in 1991 called for Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay $5
billion in punitive damages, thought the U.S Supreme Court later reduced that to $507.5 million. Some litigation related to the spill is still ongoing. Exxon maintained at the time that it should not be liable for the actions of the supertanker’s skipper, Joseph Hazelwood, when the nearly 1,000-foot vessel ran aground with 53 million gallons of oil in its hold. According to prosecutors, Hazelwood was drunk, but he denied it and was acquitted of the charge in criminal court. Hazelwood apologized to Alaskans in a 2009 book, “The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster.” The Exxon Valdez was commissioned in 1986 to carry crude oil. In the years since, the ship has been rebranded a few times with different names. It is now called the Oriental Nicety. Though widely reported as purchased by a Baltimorebased company, Hong Kongbased Best Oasis Ltd. actually bought the ship recently for an undisclosed price.
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You have to have an attitude with a hat.” VERA MARTIN
Photos by Andrew D. Brosig/The Daily Sentinel
Hats are more than mere fashion accessories for Vera Martin of Nacogdoches, who estimates she has more than 150 in different colors, styles, shapes and sizes, all of which she’s made herself. Women “just don’t feel completely dressed up without a hat,” said Martin, who sells her creations under the name La’Vera’s Hats.
Local woman turns boring hats into stunning fashion statements BY ROBBIE GOODRICH email@example.com
he likes things that are shiny. She likes things that are fancy. Rhinestones are a necessity. Jewelry is a must. And she’s not completely dressed unless she’s wearing a hat. “I love wearing hats,” Vera Martin says as she sits in her living room on a recent afternoon. She’s surrounded by hats ... hats on shelves, hats on hat stands, hats on tables. She estimates she has about 150 stored in her home — in closets, in boxes in the garage. And she created just about all of them. “I love creating hats,” she said. “I can do anything to a hat. I can take an old hat and make it look like it cost $300.” She’s known throughout her church — Zion Hill First Baptist Church — for her hats ... the ones she makes for herself and the ones she makes for others. La’Vera’s Hats, as they are known professionally, are elaborate, commanding attention. Her own collection is in all colors — pink, lavender, black, purple, bright yellow, navy, gold and silver. “I’m just not dressed unless I have a hat on when I go to church on Sundays,” she said. “I have unusual hats, and they never get old to me. “I like fancy hats,” she said. “If a hat doesn’t have a lot of stuff on it, it’s just half done.” She demonstrates how she transforms a plain, wide-brimmed hat into a work of art ... cutting the brim down and using what she removed to add height, and then adding rhinestones, silk organza flowers, feathers, satin, netting, tulle ... the combinations are endless. She’s been creating hats for more than 30 years. She can only estimate — she hasn’t kept count — that she
Vera Martin talks about a hat she “covered” in fabric and embelished recently at her home in Nacodoches. Martin said she’s never purchased a hat, though she receives Vera » 6C them as gifts from family and friends, often adding her own personal touch.
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Courageous woman to receive ATHENA award Ceremony to be held in Lufkin
erry and Donna Thomas of Nacogdoches have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Taylor Paige Thomas of Nacogdoches, to Philip Warren Ballenger of Nacogdoches, son of Joe and Melody Ballenger of Nacogdoches and Lori and Tracy Golden of Nacogdoches. The ceremony is planned May 25, 2012, in Lufkin.
Above: Newly elected Dilettante officers for 2012-13, front row from left, are Mrs. Helen Grace Pike, secretary; and Mrs. Cindy Himes, president; and back row, Mrs. Sue Parsons, second vice president; Mrs. Emmie Lou Peacock, treasurer; and Mrs. Lynn Teague, first vice president. Left: The Dilettante Club met in the home of Mrs. Christine Jones, right. Mrs. Marilyn Larison, left, presented a program on “The History of the Triple Crown.”
Augustus J. Scorsonelli A
bby and Jason Scorsonelli of Nacogdoches have announced the birth of their son, Augustus J. Scorsonelli, at 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at Nacogdoches Medical Center, Nacogdoches, Texas. Auggie weighed 9 pounds, .25 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Grandparents are Gary and Cindy Brandon of Nacogdoches and Ron and Carol Scorsonelli of Whitesboro. His greatgrandparents are Minnie Slaughter and the late Joe Slaughter, the late Barbara Huey Brandon, the late Alma Bell and late Red Fuller, the late Armondo Scorsonelli and the late Marjorie Scorsonelli.
United States Daughters of 1812
Nineteen members of the William Gann Chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812 met recently to hear a program presented by Nelda Hammett on Abigail Smith Adams. Abigail Adams was an intelligent and independent woman who is famously remembered for reminding her husband, John Adams, to “not forget the ladies” when writing the Constitution of the United States. Hammett’s remarks were drawn from the published correspondence between the couple. Rachel Underwood presided for the business session when the chapter voted to contribute $1,000 to Historic Nacogdoches Inc. fund to erect a statue to Karle Wilson Baker, once poet laureate of Texas. In other business, the May 19 meeting was changed to June 2 with a called meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. prior to the 11 a.m. memorial service and installation of new officers.
Authentic self, giving back, courageous acts, fierce advocacy, and joy are among the traits that define the winner of the coveted ATHENA Leadership Award that will be presented during the annual Women’s Conference of East Texas, Thursday, April 12, at the Civic Center in Lufkin. Ellen Temple, the 2011 winner and the first to receive the award in East Texas, said she was overcome with joy when she learned about this special recognition. The award is an international one that has been given to deserving women since its inception in 1982. Nearly 6,000 exemplary leaders in over 500 communities have received the award in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, Unite Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. The ATHENA Leadership Award is given to a woman who epitomizes professional and community-service excellence, while actively assisting women in attainting their own professional excellence and leadership skills. To nominate someone who you believe embodies professional and community service excellence, and outstanding leadership skills, submit a deserving person’s name and a written description of how this person meets the award criterion to Melissa Wheeler, programs and operations manager at the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce via email at MWheeler@LufkinTexas.org or fax to 936-634-8726. Additional letters of recommendation are not required but encouraged. An anonymous committee will select the recipient. The deadline for placing a nomination is Friday, March 30. The Women’s Conference of East Texas aims to support and develop women in becoming ATHENA Leadership Award material through self-discovery breakout sessions, tons of networking and keynote speakers. To register for the Conference, call the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce at 936-634-6644. The registration form is also available online atwww.LufkinTexas.org. The $79 early bird rate applies before March 30 and the regular $99 rate applies after March 30.
SFA Ila Nadine Coble scholarship announced
Central Heights High School senior Amy Draper was announced as the winner of the 2012 Nacogdoches County Go Texan scholarship at the Go Texan Banquet, a part of The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Amy will receive a $16,000 scholarship to a Texas college or university in addition to a Houston Livestock show jacket. For more than 24 years, the Nacogdoches County Go Texan Committee has worked in conjunction with the rodeo to provide college scholarships for students from Nacogdoches County through the Go Texan Committee events and activities. To date, the committee has provided more than $500,000 in local scholarship money to help local students continue their education. While local activities support the rodeo, allowing the committee to award the maximum $16,000 scholarship to one student from the county, local financial support has afforded the committee the ability to provide additional $1,000 scholarships each year to deserving local students in addition to the rodeo award.
Geography Bee state qualifier
Geography Bee state qualifier Haafiz Hashim stands with Regents Academy headmaster David Bryant and his parents Dr. Binusha Moitheennazima and Dr. Ahammed Hashim. Haafiz will travel to Bedford Friday, March 30, to compete with other students from across the state.
The Ila Nadine Coble Memorial Scholarship provides funds for SFA early childhood and resource interpretation majors. The scholarship honors a little girl who spent four years learning, painting and making friends in the Early Childhood Lab. The scholarship also commemorates the many happy times Ila explored our nation’s national parks with her mom’s online students. According to those who have created the scholarship, Ila lived life full-throttle, loving everything within the sweep of her vision with tenderness and devotion. For more information about the Ila Nadine Coble Memorial Scholarship or the SFA Scholarship Fund, contact the SFA Alumni Association at P.O. Box 6096-SFA Station, Nacogdoches 75962;or go to: www.sfaalumni. com or call 936-468-3407.
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Lisa King named Woman of the Year
Local chapter of American Association of University Women bestow honor Lisa King has been named the 2012 woman of the year honoree by the Nacogdoches chapter of American Association of University Women. King, a registered nurse, has a long-term involvement in issues regarding health and protection of children. She graduated from Nacogdoches High School and Angelina School of Nursing and received her prenursing at Stephen F. Austin State University. She is currently a student of Kaplin University in forensic nursing. Her work experience includes dental assistant, nurse tech, labor and delivery nurse, emergency room director and surgery and intensive care nurse. The majority of her work experience has been at the Nacogdoches Medical Center and Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Currently she serves as a board
member for the Nacogdoches County Hospital District. King is involved in several community endeavors: as chairwoman of the Nacogdoches County Child Welfare Board, a member of the steering committee for Court Appointed Special Advocates, the CASA board of directors, chairwoman of Nacogdoches County Automated External Defibrillator Taskforce, board member for Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition, past Nacogdoches Rotary Club president, past chairwoman of the East Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, past chairwoman of the Nacogdoches County Child Fatality Review Team. She owns The Right Step child care facility. King enjoys weight training, bike riding and running as well as gardening, bird
watching, cooking and stainedglass art. Five other women have been selected as honorees to be recognized at the Woman of the Year Banquet to begin at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, at the Baker Pattillo Student Center — among them, Peggy Arriola Jasso, literary arts/historian; Donna Finley, business; Teresa Darby, fine arts; Carrie Scroggins, athletics; and Jane Robertson, sports education. Peggy Arriola Jasso, the literary arts/historian honoree, is a published co-author of “Images of America: Nacogdoches in World War II,” and has served as chairwoman for the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, treasurer and director of the Nacogdoches County Historical Commission, and vice president for Commercial Bank of Texas.
She served numerous community organizations including a committee for the restoration and preservation of the DurstTaylor House and Garden Project. Donna Finley, the business honoree, is co-owner of the Sports Shack and Casa Thomas. She is a founding member of the Nacogdoches Boys & Girls Club, and a past chairwoman of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. Teresa Darby, the fine arts honoree, is co-owner of Glass Castles Stained Glass Studio and Gift Shop. The Darbys have created windows for more than 75 churches in addition to windows sold at Renaissance festivals. Their business has received the chamber Small Business of the Year award, and Teresa has served as a
vice chairwoman for special projects and fundraisers for the chamber board. She also received the Successful Entrepreneurial Woman Award. Additionally, she has provided leadership as logistics coordinator for the Texas Blueberry Festival, adviser to Stephen F. Austin State University Alpha Phi Omega community and Scare on the Square poster coordinator. Carrie Scroggins, the athletic honoree, is a teacher and swim coach for Nacogdoches High School. She graduated from Nacogdoches High School and SFA. She has coached the boys’ district champs for nine seasons and the girls’ district champs for eight seasons, and two of her students have been state qualifiers. Dr. Jane Durant Robertson, recognized for sports
education, has chaired SFA’s Academic Shootout scholarship campaign since 2002. In addition she has secured approximately $450,000 in foundation grants and a $100,000 endowed scholarship fund for Ladyjack basketball players and women’s athletics at SFA. Robertson retired from the kinesiology and health sciences department in 1992 and had previously taught at the University of Alabama. Tickets to the event are $25 for individuals; $350 for a table of eight; $325 for a table of seven, $300 for a table of six, and special contributions and small business sponsorships of $100. Deadline for reservations is March 27. For information or tickets, contact Bernice Wright firstname.lastname@example.org or 936-645-7216.
Annual Johnson-Garrett reunion set Classified Attic
The 51st Annual Johnson-Garrett Family Reunion will be held June 15 and 16 in the rodeo arena in San Augustine This year there will be a Hawaiian luau theme. Festivities will get under way at 7 p.m.
Cum Concilio Club
The Cum Concilio Club met in the home of Mrs. John Mast, left, where Mrs. Ted Ledet, right, gave a presentation, “The Art and Life of Clementine Hunter.” Members also in attendance were Mrs. Ron Collins, Mrs. Rick Hurst, Mrs. Jack Matthews, Ms. Mary McCleary, Mrs. George Millard, Mrs. John Ruckel, Mrs. David Shofner, Mrs. Bud Wright and Mrs. Tom Wright.
THE HELPING HOUSE
Family kite fest set April 14 at airport Megakites to be on display
The Helping House Family Kite Fest gets started at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the A.L. Mangham Jr. Regional Airport on state Hwy. 7 west of Nacogdoches. A community event for all ages, the event covers more than 10 acres at the airport. WhatAKite in Lufkin will display six to eight megakites, and there will be regular kites and space for families to fly them. Food and drink vendors will be on hand with snow cones and cotton candy. Games and activities will include kite races, candy drops and a bounce house. Admission to the event is free, and hundreds of families are expected to attend the
annual event. The primary purpose of The Helping House is to provide early intervention services to local children with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. A full-day private school program is offered during the school year. A summer clinic is available for two four-week sessions during June and July. In addition to on-campus services, behavior consulting and in-home training are also available on an individual basis. The organization’s goal is to provide networking and support for families in the Deep East Texas area who are affected by autism, whether their child is a full-time student at The Helping House or not.
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ASTROGRAPH IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY —The year ahead should be an extremely active one for you both socially and in terms of business. You are likely to make lots of new friends who will introduce some exciting experiences into your life. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — If you think you are entitled to specific consideration from certain people, speak up. Others’ minds aren’t always operating on the same wavelength, and people may need reminding. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Use the same methods that previously brought you success in tackling something very similar to what you’re now facing. What worked before should work again, with perhaps a few minor changes. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Without realizing it, you have won the confidence of someone who has been studying you closely. This person is looking for a person to confide in and believes you’re the one. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Several wonderful, worthwhile ideas are likely to spring from some casual discussions you’ll be having with others. Funny how the best schemes pop up when you’re not looking. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t hesitate to act in harmony with your thoughts and/or inspirations. Certain ideas that enter your head concerning ways to further your ambitions could be very worthwhile. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Gains you acquire are likely to come about in a circuitous fashion. You’ll be able to understand what’s happening, but others will miss the point, allowing you to take advantage of them. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — The credit will belong to you when several people who have strong emotional ties pull together for a common cause. It will be due to you knowing how to get everyone working collectively. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — This is an especially good day to have a frank discussion regarding an important issue that needs resolving. Solutions can be found that will benefit all parties involved. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you put your mind to it, ways can be developed that’ll enhance your earning capacity. The improvements you come up with might not make you rich, but they could sweeten the pot. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — As time passes and you open up, you’re likely to become more and more sociable. If you haven’t made plans for the day, it might prove worthwhile to join some friends who have. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You’re apt to be surprised by some candid comments made by someone whose confidence you didn’t know you enjoyed. What occurs indicates closer bonds can be formed. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Social activities that emphasize the mental rather than the physical are likely to be the most appealing for you. Seek out chatty friends rather than your jogging buddies to pass the time.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Esperanza invites pop to her realm NEW YORK (AP) — If you didn’t know much about Esperanza Spalding — and many people didn’t before her surprise Grammy win last year — you might be inclined to think that her latest album, “Radio Music Society,” is the jazz artist’s attempt to crossover into the mainstream music world. There certainly are several elements of the record that could lead to such a conclusion. It’s her most accessible album, with R&B friendly grooves and production credits from rapper Q-Tip. It even features a cover of a Michael Jackson groove from “Off the Wall.” But if you know Esperan-
za like renowned jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette, a frequent collaborator and a guest on “Radio Music Society,” you will know that the bassist, songwriter, singer and producer never strays far from her jazz roots, and is not one to alter her sound so it fits neatly into any format — and certainly doesn’t do it for her most high-profile album to date. “It has jazz in it, but it’s beyond that. I think it sends the message, not only in jazz but in pop, that you can do more with it in terms of the level of music and the artistry and what they might call ‘taking risks,’” said DeJohnette. “Hopefully this ‘Ra-
dio Music Society’ CD will inspire musicians, not only in jazz but in other genres, to open up and expand. ... I think we all have that same sensibility, that jazz music can go a lot of places and cover a lot of bases and still hold that.” It’s what Spalding had in mind when she crafted the album. “I actually think the music is served — not just my music but even the music that I consider myself a member of, a community member of jazz music — (it) can actually be served by all of the — what would you call it? Spotlight,” she said in a recent interview.
More options now available for treating pancreatic cancers Q: I am a 55-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is a neuroendocrine tumor. My doctor will be performing surgery in a couple of weeks and has discussed some new drugs that the FDA recently approved. Can you help me understand my diagnosis and the new drugs? A: A cancer diagnosis can make a person feel very alone, but be assured you are not alone in your diagnosis. About 44,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year — accounting for approximately 3 percent of all cancer diagnoses. Neuroendocrine tumors and the more common type of pancreatic cancer start from different types of cells. They have different symptoms and are treated differently. People can lead relatively normal lives for several years with a neuroendocrine tumor, even if the disease has spread outside the pancreas. There are two new FDA-approved drugs for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. They are sunitinib (Sutent) and everolimus (Afinitor). These new drugs disrupt molecular-level signaling within cancerous cells. They work in a much more targeted way than conventional chemotherapy. Cancer specialists see these two new drugs and drugs like them as the exciting new wave of cancer therapy. Your doctor may have reviewed this information with you, but it may help to briefly describe
Harvard Advisers Submit questions to email@example.com. the pancreas. It is a gland that’s situated at the back of the abdomen, where it’s close to and connected with many other structures in your body. The pancreas has two main functions: It produces digestive fluids and enzymes that are released into the small intestine, and it produces insulin and other hormones that are released into the bloodstream. It is thought that the common type of pancreatic cancer comes from cells that produce digestive juices, while the neuroendocrine tumors arise from islet cells responsible for insulin and other hormones. This is the traditional view, but new evidence is suggesting that both types of cancer may originate from stem cells. Your doctor has probably explained that your type of cancer can be removed surgically. Generally speaking, though, the operation is not performed if the cancer has spread beyond the pancreas itself. In that case, a surgical procedure does little to alter the course of the disease. Up to 30 percent of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors result in excess release of insulin or other hormones. If too much insulin is pumped out, blood sugar levels can plummet. Extra gastrin, a hormone that stimulates the stomach, can lead to stomach ulcers. Surplus glucagon can make blood sugar levels go up.
Now medications called somatostatin analogs are used to control hormone release. They may also slow the growth of the tumors. Conventional chemotherapy is used to treat pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer after it has spread. It extends lifespan, but it doesn’t cure the cancer. The two new drugs sunitinib (Sutent) and everolimus (Afinitor) are exciting alternatives to conventional chemotherapy. Sunitinib inhibits an enzyme critical to a complex chain of chemical events — a “signaling pathway.” By doing so, it inhibits the spread of cancer cells. Everolimus inhibits a different enzyme, mTOR, and a different pathway. The basic concept of honing in on a molecularlevel target specific to cancer cells is the same. Research shows that sunitinib and everolimus can cut the growth of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancers in half. But these new medications do have side effects, including high blood pressure and low white blood cell counts. Overall, however, these side effects are less serious than those from conventional chemotherapy. The bottom line is that in this new era of targeted drugs, unusual cancers are becoming more treatable. A diagnosis of cancer is never welcome, but your diagnosis comes at a hopeful time.
KISSIN KUZZINS BY CAROLYN ERICSON Contributing writer This month this column celebrates its 42nd birthday. Hard to believe it has been that long — but time flies when you are having fun. George W. Fields, grandson of Cherokee Chief Richard Fields has compiled a very interesting book titled “Texas Cherokees 1820-1839 A Document for Litigation 1921.” He discusses the settlement near Nacogdoches and attempts to apply for land from the Mexican officials and live peacefully in Texas. The details of the Cherokee experience in East Texas are described in a legal document filed on behalf of the Cherokee’s descendants by attorney George W. Fields Jr. in 1921. He compiled the document to support his suit in the U.S. Supreme Court, which was ultimately unsuccessful. This record has been unpublished for 80 years, but is now available to all interested in this time period of Texas history or of the Cherokees. This volume contains 118 pages, in soft cover with illustrations of the documents which he located to support his Supreme Court case. Cost is only $15.95 plus $5.50 shipping and handling. Order 8011 “Texas Cherokees” from Genealogical Publishing Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260; Baltimore, Md. 21211-1953. Or you may visit their web site at www.genealogical.com. I am trying to locate graves of my family so I can put up tombstones on their unmarked graves. Would appreciate hearing from anyone having information on this family. Julia Ann (Chance) Edgar Davis, born Sept. 22, 1859, Sabine County, Texas; died March 18, 1910, in Nacogdoches. Where was she buried? A. C. Davis, born March 1856, died July 11, 1920, in Nacogdoches County. Where was he buried? I found A.C. and his wife, Julia, in the 1900 Census where he was listed as O.C. Davis. I have their marriage certificate, but it only has his initials. Lewis Washington Davis was born Nov. 10, 1896 Sabine
County, Texas. When and where did he die? He went missing after grandmother Sarah Ruby Rogers died. Harriet Ellen (Davis) Berryman was born September 1892 in Texas, and died March 16, 1892, in Wink, Winkler County, Texas. Does anyone know in which cemetery she is buried? Would appreciate hearing from anyone working on these same people. Linda Davis/ Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org. Footnote.com, which is now known as Fold3, has announced that they have acquired World War II European Theater Army Records from 1941 to 1946. If your father or grandfather fought in the European theater, you will surely want to check out these records. The minutes of a 1943 Conference Report account for the new “10 in 1” rations, cemetery beautification, etc. were important in keeping everyone informed of what was happening on all fronts — including a brief account of the 1945 Allied bombing of Dresden. Explore the ETO Records to discover more about U. S. Operations in World War II and how the Army effectively maintained soldiers’ welfare and waged war behind the battle lines. Another early obituary “Wednesday, November 13, 1907 “ACCIDENTALLY SHOT “Farmer Loses His Life While Hunting on Sunday “Mr. Charley Cole, a farmer residing near Douglass, was accidentally shot last Sunday while out bird hunting. “The particulars of the accident have not been learned, but it is said that he was shot in the small of the back, and that he died from the effects of the wound Monday afternoon. “Mr. Cole was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife and three children. Deceased was a brother of Mrs. Luther White of Hayward mill and she and Mr. White have gone to Douglass to attend the funeral, which was conducted at the Douglass cemetery this morning.” (Charlie Cole, born about 1880, died Nov. 12, 1907, buried Eden Cemetery.)
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Hungry in Hanoi?
Dishing up delicacies MCT photos
A bowl on Bun Dau soup is served at a street stall in Hanoi’s French Quarter. Fried tofu, tomatoes, chopped scallions and a light broth make for a satisfying lunch. For extra spice there is lime and a dry, red chili paste on offer.
A piping hot bowl of Bun Cha (Hanoi’s signature dish) is served at a street stall in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Pillow-soft bites of fried pork, savory broth, sliced green papaya and herbs are augmented with fresh bamboo, spicy chile sauce and pickled garlic.
A vendor sells tofu and bean curd along a street leading to Dong Xuan Market, one of Hanoi’s largest and most happening markets.
City is emerging as a destination for foodies BY JESSICA GELT Los Angeles Times (MCT)
n Hanoi, soup is a way of life — the connective tissue of Vietnamese culture. With noodles, herbs and sinew, it strings together twisting streets and varied lifestyles. Here the bones, crumpled napkins and squeezed limes that litter the ground beneath tiny plastic tables are symbols of a good meal and a life well lived. I came here in early December largely because of Hanoi’s growing reputation as a culinary capital. In 2010, the website Sherman’s Travel ((www. shermanstravel.com) ranked Hanoi, Vietnam’s second-largest city after Ho Chi Minh City, as the No. 2 foodie destination in the world, behind Barcelona, Spain, and ahead of Rome and Tokyo. Pho — rice noodles in savory broth with a variety of meat and herbs — is Vietnam’s national dish, and bun cha — a combination of grilled pork, sweet and savory broth with fish sauce, sliced green papaya, rice noodles and fresh herbs — is the signature dish of Hanoi. Besides these belly-warming staples, you can satisfy your appetite with all manner of noodle soups for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The abundance of options makes looking for the perfect bowl of noodles in Hanoi a tricky one. It’s a quest that will lead you through the city’s back alleys, grand French-influenced boulevards and tucked-away neighborhoods. In searching for sustenance, you’ll find religion, history, art and the theater of everyday life as it plays out on the scooter-packed streets. I decided to stick to the city’s ubiquitous street stalls, and I vowed to eat whatever was set before me, no matter how mysterious. I did, however, sample some upscale noodles aboard an overnight junk cruise on stunning Halong Bay. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a three-hour drive from the city and home to an otherworldly web of limestone islands, caves and emerald waters. And I dumped an entire bowl of soup in an alley when the old woman who served me wasn’t looking because I thought I spotted an eyeball staring up at me from the broth. A bowl of soup on the street in Hanoi usually sells for 15,000 to 25,000 Vietnamese dong — 72 cents to about $1.20 — so eating this way here is a steal. By contrast, a bowl of simple and comparatively bland pho ga (chicken pho) or pho bo (beef pho) at the elegant French colonial Hotel Metropole goes for about $12.50.
To help me gauge which street stalls were superior, I enlisted the help of Mai Thi Thu Trang, a young woman who manages the Arriba Mexican Restaurant & Grill, one of Hanoi’s few (and maybe only) Mexican restaurants. Over puffy fried chips and tamarind-based salsa, Trang gave me a bit of advice that guided my quest. “Places that are good are normally places that old people come to eat,” Trang said. “Because they believe in the quality.” Early the next morning, she took me to a stall that she said served some of the best breakfast noodles in the city. It was deep in the Old Quarter, a collection of 36 tightly knit streets that retain the layout and much of the architecture of early 20th century Hanoi, with roots stretching as far back as the 11th century when the city was established by King Ly Thai To. Historically, each street in the Old Quarter attracted and was named for a type of artisan or merchant, such as silk traders, jewelry makers or blacksmiths, and many of the streets retain these clusters, although commercialism and a thriving tourist trade now define much of the quaint area. Still, strolling the Old Quarter is one of the great joys of Hanoi. I was particularly taken with the warren-like streets surrounding the Dong Xuan Market, where I ducked into stalls to gawk at buckets of writhing fish, chicken claws and exotic herbs and spices. I bought a puffed sesame baguette and munched on it as I roamed, ending in the cold quiet of the Bach Ma temple, said to be the oldest place of worship in Hanoi. Trang led me through the chaos of these streets, turning off Hang Buom into tiny Ta Hien Street. There she pointed out a small shop (No. 2C) where a wizened old woman in traditional dress sat eating on the high stoop (a good sign). She beckoned me to sit on a knee-high plastic blue stool at a similarly doll-sized table. A younger woman sat on another stool above two steaming pots. One pot was filled with broth into which she put noodles plucked from inside a glass case that held bowls of brown eggs, salt and chopped green onions, and plates of pig’s feet, sliced pork and raw meatballs. I didn’t order; she just made a bowl of noodles, broth, a dash of salt, a sprinkling of herbs, pickled garlic, meatballs and slices of soft pork and handed it to me. The dish, called bun doc mung, was a revelation: The broth was rich and fragrant, the meatballs light and redolent of spices. The soup
sustained me well past lunch as I wandered south to Hoan Kiem Lake and stopped at Ngoc Son temple, which is on a little island. I sat for a while, staring at the murky water and hoping to catch a glimpse of a giant lake turtle — a sign of good luck. With a renewed sense of Zen, I headed to the French Quarter, where the air suddenly felt cooler, thanks to the many trees that shaded the wide boulevards flanked by stately villas and mansions, legacies of an earlier era when Hanoi was the capital of French Indochina. I splurged on a poolside Henry Graham Greene daiquiri and a one-hour $75 massage at the luxurious Hotel Metropole, which was built in 1901 and is among the most historic hotels in the country. As limp as one of the noodles I’d eaten earlier, I walked to the Hanoi Opera House, which is near the famous “Hanoi Hilton” (Hoa Lo prison) where Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was imprisoned during the Vietnam War. The 900-seat French Colonial-style opera house was built in 1911 and has been restored after years of neglect. I ate my second-favorite bowl of soup at a stall marked No. 9 in an alley called Ngo Trang Tien, across from the opera house. Called bun dau, it was a lovely, light noodle soup with a tomato-based broth, dry red chili paste, crunchy greens and tender little pillows of fried tofu that exploded with curd when I bit into them. Full to bursting, I hopped a motorbike taxi for the 15-minute ride northeast to the Ho Chi Minh Museum, where a severe-looking building houses information about Vietnam’s beloved leader. In the nearby mausoleum, if you arrive early and are willing to wait in a long line, you can lay your eyes on Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed corpse. As the sun set, I wandered back to the Old Quarter to catch a show at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, where skilled puppeteers in rubber boots perform their art in a small pool decorated like a lake. When I emerged I was hungry again, but this time I decided to take a chance. At the busy corner of Hang Bo and Hang Can, I happened on a bustling stall where teenagers waited in line to eat fried chicken feet, dipped in salt and lime juice, and a noodle-based soup in a bloodblack broth in which small pieces of chicken and liver floated. The soup went well with a bottle of lukewarm 333 beer, but it didn’t rival the bowl of noodles I’d eaten that morning on Ta Hien Street, where the wise old woman had beckoned to me with the promise of the glorious day to come.
A book that will make you do cartwheels T
he season might be over, but you really do have to raise your glass to all the great entertainment you got from this last football season. Salud to the quarterbacks. Yung sing to the kickers. Prosit to the coaches and managers. Santé to the owners — and to your fellow fans, skal. To your health. Drink and win. Here’s to another great season. Here’s to more points, more kicks, more punts and more goals. And more cheerleaders, please. Just remember that, as Laura Vikmanis Terri (with Amy Sohn) Schlichenmeyer says, “It’s Not About the Pom-Poms.” Perhaps because her older sister took lessons, Laura Vikmanis always loved to “It’s Not dance. She started About the with ballet at age Pom-Poms” three, grew up loving by Laura Vikmanis with the spotlight, and Amy Sohn was a natural-born c.2012, Balperformer who, like lantine Books many children then, $25.00 / $29.95 was obsessed with Canada pop culture; spe283 pages cifically, the movie Grease and its stars. Vikmanis says that she wanted to be sexy some day, to turn heads and to have a man fall in love with her. Alas, she says she was flat-chested, short-legged, and felt unattractive. Boys often took advantage of her, which lowered her self-esteem. Things became even worse when Vikmanis married a man she barely knew; a man who turned out to be physically and verbally abusive. Her alreadylow confidence took a dive and by time she was 30 years old, Vikmanis was an overweight, unhappy, isolated stay-at-home mother living far away from her Ohio family. For years, Vikmanis made excuses for her husband until finally, she’d had enough. She filed for divorce, asked for primary custody, pulled up her bootstraps, and started to rebuild her life, her confidence, her health, and a career as a dietitician. Eight years later, she was still putting her life in order when she learned of an opportunity that terrified and intrigued her: try-outs were being held for the Cincinnati Ben-Gals, the cheerleading team that performs at Bengals home games. She’d always loved dance and she’d taught aerobics while living briefly in California. She was in pretty good shape and the rules never mentioned an age limit. But could an almost-40-yearold mother find self-confidence in a teensy orange skirt? The answer is yes, and cheerfully so, as you’ll see in this unique peek at a profession that most of us will never enter, and the woman who’s glad she did. “It’s Not About the PomPoms” is not all U Rah Rah, though. Author Laura Vikmanis (with Amy Sohn) writes with blunt honesty about her childhood and her marriage, both with abusers; the inner work she had to do on herself before she did the outer work to get in shape; and the truth about what it’s like in the (makeshift) locker room and the (woefully underpaid) glamourjob she enjoys. Despite that there are incidents of TMI, I liked “It’s Not About the Pom-Poms.” It’s chummy, with just enough gossip, just enough sparkle, and plenty of inspiration to satisfy. If, in fact, you’ve always wondered what it might be like to do what Vikmanis does, you’ll do cartwheels over this book.
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V » From 1C made well into the hundreds, possibly thousands of hats. And none of them are exactly the same, although women often ask her to make them a hat just like the one she’s currently wearing. “I can’t copy a hat,” she said. “I can make them look similar, but not exactly alike. They’re all unique.” After a few years of makI can’t ing hats, she copy a hat. started makmatching I can make ing fans to go with them look them. Most of similar, but her hats also not exactly have some kind of matching alike. handkerchief, They’re all as well. She pointed unique." to a hat she VERA MARTIN had retrieved HAT CREATOR from the trash many years ago and reworked and added to, making it a fashion statement by itself. “My friend had thrown that into the trash,” she said. “I asked her why she threw it away, and she said there was nothing that could be done with it.” Vera took the hat, worked her magic on it, and took it back to show her friend. “She said ‘oh, that’s a pretty hat,’” Martin said. “I told her it was the hat she threw in the trash.” A hat can almost change a person’s personality, Martin said, taking a ordinary situation and making it more festive and special. Martin said some women who comment on and admire a hat she’s wearing often also comment that they “can’t wear hats.” “But I tell them, when you wear a hat, you don’t just sit it on top of your head,” she said. “You cock it to the side of your head, and it becomes your attitude. “You have to have an attitude with a hat.”
Hats are more than mere fashion accessories for Vera Martin of Nacogdoches, who estimates she has more than 150 in different colors, styles, shapes and sizes, all of which she’s made herself. Women “just don’t feel completely dressed up without a hat,” said Martin, who sells her creations under the name La’Vera’s Hats. Lace, sequence and applique are just a few of the embellishments which can be added to turn a hat from simple to sublime, says Vera Martin of Nacogdoches.
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Legacy of service and pride
at Millard’s Crossing
History of black funeral homes
o my knowledge there are the only two funeral homes serving specifically the Nacogdoches African-American community but not limited to the AfricanAmerican community. Let me explain. Our society has a history of separate Jeri Mills services for black and white people, when it comes to the black church, black barber or beauty shop, black cocktail lounges and funeral homes. Since integration, this has changed because black and white churches, barber and beauty shops, cocktail lounges and even funeral homes are slowly becoming integrated more rapidly in larger cities than small towns. This can be explained because of our cultural differences and experiences. Most black men and women prefer to get service for their hair at black and white barber and beauty shops because we know that these service providers know how to care for and style our hair. I recall being served in a local haircare training school, and the instructor called several students over to explain the differences in my hair texture which may require a different level of treatment and care. After this experience, I felt confident that most white service providers were being trained to understand and to care for all hair textures. I happen to like the way my current black hair-care provider takes care of my hair, but I have also experienced non-black hair-care providers who were equally as good. However, there are still white hair shops in small towns that “have a thing” about serving black clients, although they may have been trained to care for all hair. Shortly after we moved to Nacogdoches, I walked into a white shop for a facial, and all eyes were on me. After stumbling with a few words, the apparent manager asked if anyone could schedule an appointment for me. It was an uncomfortable situation for all of us, so I immediately said I would call back. I never did. My sister-in-law gave me the name of another white shop that provided facials and this turned out to be a great experience. I have observed most black hair-care providers are just as comfortable serving white clients as black clients. This makes sense because historically we have been in service capacities — serving white folks in all intimate areas, including preparing their bodies after death, which brings me back to the subject of today’s column. In the black community, we have a history of rich and time-honored traditions of “home-going services,” as we memorialize the passing of a loved one. This influence goes back to the ancient Egyptians ruled by African people in African countries. Most historians give the Egyptians credit for developing the technique for embalming and preparing the dead for ritual services. This act for preserving a human body over an extended period of time was started by a people of color. In our early AfricanAmerican history, “socialized mourning” or acknowledging the death of a loved one was a privilege denied to slaves. Many early slave masters saw such a ritual as a waste of time
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THE SENIOR CONNECTION
This lady known for more than just pickles
Senior stays active with volunteering
The exterior of the country store is shown above. Photos from left, Ruby Woodard will play “Ruby de la Ropa” who walks a tightrope in a tutu, using a parasol for balance, followed by her whistling act. The Canoli brothers of Rumania played by Richard Malloy and Justin Hughes will display feats of great strength. Ken Wood, as “Buford Hickenlooper” a traveling salesman or “drummer” tells jokes and stories and sings a song while strumming his banjo/ukulele
Performances set to celebrate grand opening of ‘old timey’ store
illard’s Crossing Historic Village is adding yet another new attraction to the village experience — and to celebrate, Saturday, March 31, the village board and staff will host the grand opening of the old Country Store along with a variety of activities, including two performances of an old-timey medicine show. “For years we have operated a small gift shop out of the Burrows House where we have our office,” said Susie Lower, director of Millard’s Crossing. “But when the remainder of the village property was transferred from the Millard family to our locally owned 501(C)3, we acquired a structure built by Mrs. Lera Thomas, to replicate an old-timey country store. That gave us the opportunity to expand the experience we can offer visitors by opening this wonderful old-timey store which will be open for business on a daily basis. Residents can now bring family and friends to shop for things you can’t get elsewhere — along with a big dose of nostalgia. The store features old-fashioned novelty items, toys, games, inexpensive musical instruments, hand-made pieces such as bonnets and aprons, hand-knit dish rags a wide variety of books on how things were done in the “old days” as well as T-shirts, walking sticks, and anything we think would be fun to sell.
Good things to eat
Home-made fried pies and ice cream will be available for purchase at the Country Store along with floats, hot dogs, popcorn, cookies and candy by the ounce. Visitors can relax and enjoy treats in the outdoor “café” in front of
the store. Also, Texas old-time fiddler’s association will host a barbecue-plate fundraiser at the village that same day so visitors can enjoy barbecue and lots of fiddling throughout the afternoon.
Unique entertainment promised at event
Medicine Show performances will begin at 1 and 3 p.m. “I have always wanted to produce a medicine show for entertainment at the village,” Lower said, “and the grand opening of our country store John Hazelwood will play Dr. seemed like an excellent time Anaxagoras Faustus selling orders for for its debut. “We have so much local his “elixir of life” — repackaged for talent to draw from — but parEast Texas as “The Oil of Fredonia.” ticularly Pat Harris who is an outstanding comedic actress and director. I wouldn’t even try it without her help. Then we put together a cast of people who have larger-thanlife personalities who jumped at the chance to do it.” The cast includes: John Hazelwood playing Dr. Anaxagoras Faustus; Ken Wood, as “Buford Hickenlooper” a traveling salesman or “drummer” who tells jokes and stories and sings a song while strumming his banjo/ukulele; and Ruby Woodard playing “Ruby de la Ropa” who walks a tightrope in a tutu, utilizing a parasol for balance. She follows this amazing act with whistling “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” while blowing real bubbles Madame Zorina, played by Pat Harris, will look through a genuine into the future. bubble pipe!
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ell, at last I’ve met “The Pickle Lady.” And I am so pleased to write about her because, besides her “pickles” fame, she is one of the most active seniors I’ve written about. She volunteers at not one but three very important local community service organizations and donates her pickles and jams to a fourth. She is Marian Compton who grew up in far South Dakota, riding Polly a horse — that she Ritterskamp “broke” — to school, and as she said, “got to Texas as fast as she could.” That was in 1963, and it wasn’t many years before she became a dedicated volunteer, even though working as a licensed realtor at Alamo Reality, a company which she helped found. Her first volunteering was at the Nacogdoches Treatment Center, 119 Hughes St., 35 years ago, when she was persuaded to come and help with arts and crafts. Since one of her hobbies was then, and still is, needlework on painted canvas, she felt right at home. The pickles and jam came along later, as the center began to sponsor what turned out to be very popular bazaars as fundraisers. She fills 100 jars with pickles and jams for those sales and then helps with the twoday market, which is always on the second Friday in November. The Treatment Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities such as Alzheimer’s and dementia and other physical challenges. The building on Hughes Street has recently been remodeled with more space for these activities. Another “job” Marian looks forward to each week is her work as a volunteer at the Community RX Help office, 1401 S. University Drive, where she assists citizens as they apply for prescription medicine help. The program is so successful and fulfilling for a community need that she feels compelled to fill 100 more jars for that organization. For her hours at Love In the Name of Christ, she answers the telephone, answers questions and often serves as chauffeur for citizens needing rides to doctors, etc. Love INC is a clearinghouse for Christian churches working together to show God’s love for the poor and needy. Marian loves what she does and is so happy to be able to be so active and to share in the work of these very important community organizations. If she has a favorite duty, it would be with Hospice of East Texas, the new store, at 1012 North St. and especially the dedicated caring for terminally ill patients, for which Hospice volunteers are trained. “It is all so rewarding,” Marian said emphatically, and she adds, “I hope others will join us and stay active with us.” At the store Marian donates a full day once a week. Hospice provides loving care to patients who are terminally ill and their families. Hospice is
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Marian Compton is pictured with some of the items for sale at the Hospice of East Texas Shop at 1012 N Street where she works as a volunteer.
2D â€˘ The Daily Sentinel â€˘ Sunday, March 25, 2012
Mď?Šď?Źď?Źď?ł Âť From 1D and/or did not value the life of a slave after death. By contrast, when a member of the slave masterâ€™s family died, it was the role of a house slave to wash and to dress the body/remains for a proper ritual, so the family and community could gather to show their respect. When Africans were brought here by force and subjected to inhumane treatment, laws were purposely enacted to prohibit the slaves from congregating or assembling, for fear of them having the opportunity to conspire and to plan revolts. Consequently when a slave died, they were not allowed to gather for any kind of ritual. The slaveâ€™s body was buried â€œunceremoniously on non-crop-producing land in an unmarked grave. One reading said children who were too young to work in the fields often dug theses graves and dumped the bodies in these unmarked graves. Folks, as it is with the history of mankind, the human spirit and the innate sense we all have about human self-worth will not and cannot â€œtolerate continued degradationâ€? and at some point will rebel. Look at the Bible story of the history of Moses, Godâ€™s appointed leader to free the slaves from the Pharaoh way down in â€œEgypt land.â€? â€œTell Old Pharaoh To Let My People Go.â€? Look at the â€œslave ship revolts,â€? early â€œslave revoltsâ€? and the civil rights movement as such examples. We have read the histories, and we know the stories how slave owners who were physically outnumbered by their slaves tried to pacify and to control them. Pacification came in the form of relaxing some rules by allowing limited family structure among the institution of slavery. Many â€œgood-thinkingâ€? slave owners and/or white supporters who were against slavery worked to allow slave families to remain together. In such communities, when slaves lost a family member, they were allowed the right to give their loved one the respect and the dignity of a proper funeral. Next week, I will share the legacy of the African-American funeral directors encouraging you and me to continue to support one of the few black businesses surviving in our community. Stand tall Otis Sadler and Noel Cotton. Both of you know our community and understand our people, and we are counting on you to continue this legacy of service and pride.
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committed to promises that every patient and family who needs the service will receive focused care, comfort, dignity and understanding, no matter their ability to pay. My heart goes out to this special lady. She is the epitome of what I try to emphasize to all seniors in this column. â€œStay active, volunteer (donâ€™t wait to be asked), be happy, and smile a lot.â€? Youâ€™ll be pleasantly surprised and delighted at the response and how much better you will feel. And I hope I donâ€™t have to wait until next November to try those pickles. Polly Ritterskamp can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
â€œNoahâ€? at Lamp-Lite Theater features, from left, Timothy Hooper, Annelise Williams, Hannah Harris, Pat Harris, Bill Parsons, Nicole Ferrell, Richard Galan, Kerron Joseph and Caleb Morgan. The show is recommended for all ages. Tickets will be on sale at the box office 45 minutes before curtain time.
â€˜Noahâ€™ at Lamp-Lite set for next weekend Curtain goes up at 2 p.m. today at Lamp-Lite Theatre on â€œNoah,â€? the play. â€œNoahâ€? runs again next weekend at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and closes at 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets are available at the box office 45 minutes before curtain time. Critic for the New York Times, Brooks Atkison described the play thus: â€œNoah, his wife, his three sons and three of the neighborsâ€™ girls embark with the animals on Godâ€™s ark.
When the rain ends, the grand beauty of the great waters fills them with rejoicing, and they dance around deck in the dawn of a golden age. But Ham, the canker of the old world, has crept on board. He doubts. He taunts his shipmates with old misgivings, and Noah becomes the story of a kindly old man who grows lonely in his faith, who pilots his craft safely to shore in the midst of doubts, and who is rudely
Mď?Šď?Źď?Źď?Ąď?˛ď?¤â€™ď?ł Âť From 1D There will also be some amazing acts of strength performed by the Canoli brothers of Rumania played by Richard Malloy and Justin Hughes. Their incredible feats will be performed along with the appearance of an exotic hootchie kootchie dancer played by Stephen F. Austin State University theater student, Jennifer Suter. Sarsaparilla Sadie, played by Roz Couch will testify to the efficacy of the wonderful tonic by playing the spoons while reciting poetry and drinking more tonic. And finally, Madame Zorina played by Pat Harris will intuit those in the audience whose conditions could be cured by this amazing elixir and just how many bottles it will take. SFA theater student, Stephen Graham, who suffers from hypochondria will testify to the efficacy of the tonic as long as it is taken continually. Dr. Anaxagoras Faustus will be selling orders for his
â€œelixir of lifeâ€? â€” repackaged for East Texas as â€œThe Oil of Fredoniaâ€? off the back end of our caboose. Those who order will be given a certificate of redemption for the tonic, â€œ... but if he never returns, ...â€? the money will be considered a donation to Millardâ€™s Crossing. Demonstrations of old tool technics and lessons teaching skills from long ago Other activities will include live music featuring young fiddler Chloe Cook accompanied by her mother, Christi and Larry Bishop and Russ Havard playing mandolin and guitar. Bitsy Barr will demonstrating how to use a â€œwalkingâ€? spinning wheel,and Lynn Wood will demonstrate old tool techniques and woodworking skills. Old-fashioned games and music lessons will be ongoing activities assisted by Graham and Claire Culpepper, Noah LaRive. Lisa Lalumandier, and volunteers from Gamma Kappa Omerga.
deserted by the young folks the moment they touch foot to land. Noah shouts at the heavens, â€˜Are you satisfied?â€™ The answer is a rainbow in the sky.â€? Dr. William Parsons who plays the lead, counts Noah as one of his favorite roles. He acted in the play many years ago and is pleased to repeat the role one last time and to share it with the East Texas theater community.
Schoolhouse lessons will be conducted every hour by Vicki Dudley for those who wish to better themselves. â€œWe sell lots of simple, inexpensive musical instruments such as harmonicas, jaw-harps, slide-whistles, flutes and kazoos at the store. So I have asked some of our school-aged friends to help teach young purchasers how to play them, if they need it. In the old days, children learned how to play musical instruments from a variety of other family members, and we want to pass on that tradition,â€? Lower said. Millardâ€™s Crossing is located at 6020 North St., one-half mile north of Walmart. Parking is available at Rudy Millardâ€™s Flea Market next to the village; and admission is free.
Volunteers from Beta Alpha Psi, SFA accounting honor society, offer free tax preparation at the Judy B. McDonald Nacogdoches Public Library. Volunteers in Tax Assistance is a free e-file service provided by the IRS and Beta Alpha Psi. VITA is a free option open to residents who earned $50,000 or less for 2011. The service is for individuals or families who meet the income guidelines. VITA will be unable to prepare taxes for individuals who are self-employed or have multiple business expenses. E-file is a free online service available to people preparing their own taxes. To ensure faster service, individuals are asked to bring the following documents to the help sessions: All W-2s, Social Security numbers for yourself and dependents, 1099s, any other tax forms that have been sent to you, and a voided check or deposit slip from your bank if you wish a direct deposit of a refund. Tax assistance will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. March 30 and 31, and April 13 and 14. Assistance is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The last customer is taken at 1:30 p.m.
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Heritage Land Bank announced that it will pay $2.1 million in cash patronage to its customers in April 2012 as a result of its 2011 net earnings of $5.6 million. Because Heritage Land Bank is a cooperative, its customers benefit directly from its financial performance, sharing the rewards of earnings with an annual cash patronage when the association does well financially. This yearâ€™s cash patronage lowers the effective interest rate paid by most customers by approximately 50 basis points. Heritage Land Bank also reported total assets of $326.7 million and loan volume of $316.9 million for year ending December 31, 2011. â€œWe had a year of steady and improved growth and are pleased to pass this success to our borrowers. Our long term commitment of paying patronage and offering an already low and competitive interest rate is one of the many features which set Heritage Land Bank apart from commercial banks and other lenders,â€? said Bill Tandy, chief executive officer of Heritage Land Bank.
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Program to benefit military veterans Operation Hat Trick memorializes Navy SEALs Stephen F. Austin State University is participating in Operation Hat Trick, a national program created at the University of New Hampshire. It memorializes Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, two U.S. Navy SEALs who died in Iraq in 2008. The original initiative focused on producing collegiate caps for soldiers who suffered head injuries. Now SFA fans who purchase officially licensed SFA caps with the Operation Hat Trick logo support the university and American military veterans by generating
royalties to support SFA and the Veteranâ€™s Administration General Post Fund. This focus and the New Hampshire programâ€™s deep roots in ice hockey provided the inspiration for the Operation Hat Trick name. â€œIn ice hockey, if a player scores three goals in a game, it is referred to as a hat trick,â€? said John Branch, SFA assistant athletics director. â€œOne of the Navy SEALS who died is the son of a professor at New Hampshire, one of the top ice hockey schools in the country.â€? The OHT initiative has evolved into a national
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Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful has announced plans for local participation in the annual Texas Trash-off scheduled Saturday, April 14. Teams can sign up three ways â€” by calling the KNB off or by email or on-site registration, the morning of the event. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the Brookshire Brothers parking at 1030 N. University Drive. â€œWe encourage local businesses to participate by cleaning up their parking lots and roadsides adjacent to their businesses,â€? said Buzz Dutton, program coordinator for the organization. KNB will provide litter pickup tools, trash bags, and safety vests, and volunteers will be directed to areas that are in need of special attention within the city and county. A hotdog lunch will be provided by Brookshire Brothers following the Trash Off, and there will be a prize drawing for participants. â€œMany thanks to Vincent Smith, manager of Fresh Harvest for sponsoring the hotdog luncheon every year, said Deb Stevens, KNB board member and event organizer. â€œHis support of this event and the legacy of Brookshire Brothers community support creates a better place for all of us.â€? So far, prizes include a tire rotation and balance from Herman Powers, umbrellas and coolers from Nacogdoches Medical Center, vintage Texas Blueberry Festival items from the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and a gift certificate to Wingstop. â€œThis is a great opportunity for individual neighborhoods in the city to â€œspring cleanâ€? their blocks, and is a wonderful time for county residents to tidy up their county roads as they will have the chance to dispose of the litter and trash at no charge in the dumpster located at Brookshireâ€™s,â€? Dutton said. The electronics recycling shed will be open the same morning from 9 a.m. until to noon behind the recreation center.
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Nacogdoches Medical Center Auxiliary hosted a brunch for members of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Pictured are just a few of the 60 in attendance representing both hospitals.
â€˜The Future of Music in Americaâ€™ set Dr. Robert Freeman, former director of the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music, and former dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, will give a lecture, â€œThe Future of Music in America,â€? at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the Music Recital Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. Freeman is the author of numerous articles on curricular reform for the arts in America and of the book â€œTowards a More Productive Education for Music.â€? He is currently a professor of musicology at the University of Texas at Austin. Admission is free. Freeman, who is also a pianist, will be on campus to perform the next day
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an adjustable camouflage version with SFAâ€™s Angry Axe on the front. The SFA cap is now available for sale at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. â€œWe are honored to participate in the OHT program and believe SFA fans will want to support the program by buying SFA co-branded caps,â€? Branch said. â€œWe know our fans and alumni love SFA and appreciate our military, and this program allows them to support both at the same time.â€? For information, contact Branch at 468-3501.
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program with participation by more than 26 universities throughout the country and a new objective of raising funds for the VA General Post Fund. â€œThe primary objective for the OHT program moving forward is to build support and funds for our soldiers and veterans seeking medical treatment in VA medical centers.â€? said Dot Sheehan, founder and director of OHT. The caps are produced under license by â€™47 Brand, one of the countryâ€™s leading collegiate headwear manufacturers. In the initial product roll out, â€™47 Brand is offering
Stephen F. Austin State University student Andy Collins recently tried out caps for sale locally that benefit Operation Hat Trick, a national program created at the University of New Hampshire.
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in the Isidor Saslav Strings Scholarship Benefit Concert, which honors the former director of strings at SFA and features many acclaimed musicians from across the country who are Saslavâ€™s former classmates, directors, students and/or colleagues. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Cole Con-
cert Hall, also located in the Wright Music Building. Individual tickets for the concert are $25 each. Patrons can also choose to make a contribution of any amount towards the scholarship. To purchase tickets and/ or make a contribution, call the SFA fine arts box office at 468-6407.
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â€œREED ALL ABOUT ITâ€? â€œH. O. P. E.â€? â€“ â€œBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.â€? 1 Peter 1:3, NKJV Dr. Ralph Bowlin served as a missionary in Africa for thirty-four years. During that time he spent twenty-eight years as president and professor in the Zimbabwe Seminary. Upon retirement he was offered a teaching position in one of our Southern Baptist Seminaries but turned it down in order to live near his elderly mother-in-law. Dr. Bowlin lived near Nacogdoches during his retirement and served as pastor in one of the small rural churches. Thatâ€™s when I met Dr. Bowlin and grew to love him as a brother in Christ and dear friend. Dr. Bowlin was what I would call a master at creating acrostics and alliterations out of words. I still cherish a folder full of his creations that he gave to me. One day I was preparing a sermon for a funeral I was scheduled to conduct. Dr. Bowlin stopped by to visit and while we were together I shared with him that I was preparing a funeral message. I asked him, â€œDr. Bowlin, can you give me an acrostic for the word â€˜hopeâ€™?â€? Immediately he said, â€œHeavenly Optimism Permeating Everything.â€? My eyes lit up and my heart jumped with excitement. I not only used that acrostic for that funeral but have often used it in others. It has been an inspiration to me as well as to others. Hope does permeate everything with heavenly optimism. I often remind our people that when the Bible uses the word â€œhopeâ€? it is not used in the way we refer to it today. When we use the word hope it is used with the meaning of doubt or uncertainty. Weâ€™re not quite sure that something is true but we hope it is. However, when the word hope is found in the Bible it is always with the meaning of confidence. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that what we are referring to is true. Peter wrote that our God, our Heavenly Father, has â€œ . . . begotten us to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord from the dead.â€? (1 Peter 1:3) Hope is alive. The believer need never be distressed by fears if Christ is his â€œliving hope.â€? The writer of Hebrews speaks of this â€œhopeâ€? as an â€œanchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast . . .â€? (Hebrews 6:19) The Christianâ€™s hope is the Lord Jesus Christ who is â€œthe same yesterday, and today, and forever.â€? (Hebrews 13:8) A LITTLE HUMOR: A preacherâ€™s son was talking to his friend and learned that he liked the sermons of the assistant pastor better than his fatherâ€™s. â€œBut why?â€? he asked his friend. â€œWell, you see,â€? the boy said, â€œwhen the assistant comes to the end of his sermon he usually says, â€˜And now, in conclusion,â€™ and he concludes. But when your Dad comes toward the end, he says, â€˜And now, lastly,â€™ and he really lasts.â€?
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4D â€˘ The Daily Sentinel â€˘ Sunday, March 25, 2012
SFA to host Showcase Saturday for future students University offers a taste of campus life An opportunity to experience a taste of campus life will be presented during an open house Saturday, March 31, at Stephen F. Austin State University. Prospective students will get to visit with university faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during Showcase Saturday.
â€œThere is no better time than Showcase Saturday to visit the SFA campus and enjoy the Lumberjack experience,â€? said Ryan Horne, assistant director of the office of admissions. â€œGuests are encouraged to visit one-on-one with our faculty to learn more about our quality and personalized academic programs, and our staff will be
available to answer questions about everything from admission requirements, to financial aid, to residence life.â€? Showcase Saturday event registration will begin at noon on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center and will remain open until 1 p.m. Each person who registers will receive an information packet. The
opening program begins at 1 p.m. and will provide an overview of the dayâ€™s events. Guests will then be able to visit with representatives of the academic departments until 4 p.m. at the academic fair in the student recreation center. Student service department representatives also will be on hand to provide information about campus life from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Campus and residence hall tours will begin at 1:45 p.m. and
continue until 5 p.m. Campus tours will take students on a guided walk of the SFA campus, while the residence hall tour will showcase halls on both the north and south ends of campus. Admissions counselors will be available to discuss admission procedures and requirements in the Rusk Building, Room 206, from 1:45 until 5 p.m. Financial-aid information sessions will be held at 2:30, 3:15 and 4 p.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium, Room 101. Residence-life in-
formation sessions will be held at 2:30, 3:15 and 4 p.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center movie theater on the second floor. Participating students will receive a free SFA T-shirt after turning in a completed evaluation form in the Grand Ballroom of the student center from 4 until 5 p.m. For information about SFAâ€™s Showcase Saturday, contact the SFA office of admissions at 4682504, or visit admissions@sfasu. edu.
Scholarship to benefit Houston County students The Charles and Dorothy English Memorial Scholarship was endowed by Dr. Charles K. English â€™79 and â€™81 of Rockville, Md., and Dr. Ken English â€™76 and â€™78 of Sherman. The scholarship benefits students who are graduates of Houston County high schools. Charles English graduated from Douglass High School and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in 1954, followed by his Master of Education in 1956. He began his long career in public education in 1954, teaching and
Charles and Dorothy English
coaching in Pennington ISD, and he later taught and coached in the Latexo and Crockett ISDs. In 1962, he was elected Houston County Schools superintendent. He left the position in 1968 to serve as superintendent of Lovelady ISD. He also served as assistant superintendent for Crockett ISD and as superintendent for Kennard ISD. In 1986, he was elected Houston County judge. While his wife, Dorothy English, did not attend SFA, she was a loyal supporter of the university for many years. She was employed by First National Bank in
Crockett for more than 35 years. In 1982, she was elected Houston County clerk, an office she held until her retirement in 1990. Mr. and Mrs. English were married for more than 63 years. Charles English died Dec. 28, 2009, followed by Dorothy English July 2, 2011. For information about the Charles and Dorothy English Memorial Scholarship or the SFA Scholarship Fund, contact the SFA Alumni Association at P.O. Box 6096-SFA Station, Nacogdoches, 75962; go to: www. sfaalumni.com or call 936-4683407.
Scholarship for students at Multicultural Center The Dr. Darlene Renfro Westbrook Scholarship benefits sophomore, junior and senior students of Stephen F. Austin State University with a grade-point average of at least 2.0. Students involved in the SFA Multicultural Center are eligible for the scholarship. After graduating with honors from Athens School in 1968, Dr. Darlene Renfro Westbrook became the first recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Award at SFA. She also was a charter member of the first AfricanAmerican sorority at SFA, Delta Sigma Theta. After graduation from SFA in 1972, Westbrook be-
came the first African-American to teach at Montclair Elementary in Corpus Christi. When she moved to Westbrook Austin, she was transferred from one campus to another to integrate the faculty at each school. Westbrook served as a teacher for five years and was selected as the first African-American principal at Oak Hill Elementary in Austin ISD. She returned to her hometown of Athens in 1985, becoming the first African-American principal and district administrator since integration of the Athens Pub-
lic Schools in 1965. On returning to Austin in 1990, she was selected as the first AfricanAmerican principal at Lamar Middle School. Westbrook worked as an Austin district administrator for the remainder of her career, serving the district as director of curriculum and instruction, area superintendent, deputy superintendent and chief academic officer. She received many professional recognitions for her work, including the University Council for Education Excellence in Leadership award, the Outstanding Texan award, the YWCA Woman of the Year award and the Texas Congress of PTA Exemplary
Principal award. Westbrook earned a doctorate in education administration from Texas A&M University, a masterâ€™s degree from Texas State University and a bachelorâ€™s degree in education from SFA. Westbrook has often stated that the high quality education she received at SFA changed her life and opened doors of opportunity throughout her career in education. For information about the Dr. Darlene Renfro Westbrook Scholarship or the SFA Scholarship Fund, contact the SFA Alumni Association at PO Box 6096-SFA Station, Nacogdoches,75962; go to: www.sfaalumni.com or call 936-468-3407.
Faculty to present â€˜Coleidoscopeâ€™
Flute and guitar duo to play during recital
Members of the Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty will present music by Stefan Cwik, Darius Milhaud, Ferenc Farkas and others during â€œColeidoscopeâ€? at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. â€œThe recitalâ€™s title reflects my colleagues and my wish to honor our invaluable patrons, Ed and Gwen Cole, during this kaleidoscope of chamber music,â€? said cellist Dr. Evgeni Raychev, the eventâ€™s organizer. Joining Raychev will be violinist Jennifer Dalmas, flutist Christina Guenther, clarinetist Christopher Ayer, bassoonist Susan Nelson and pianists Geneva Fung and Ron Petti. The performance is part of the SFA School of Musicâ€™s Cole Performing Arts Series. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or information, go to www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call 468-6407.
The Caliendo Barcellona Flute Guitar Duo will present a guest artist recital at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Music Recital Hall as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Musicâ€™s Cole Performing Arts Series. â€œThe program will be a thrilling synthesis of composer/guitarist Christopher Caliendoâ€™s world music,â€? said SFA associate professor of music Christina Guenther. â€œHis compositions encompass a variety of genres, including tango, gypsy, flamenco, jazz, classical, samba and bossa nova.â€? Caliendo is the only composer to have received two commissions from the Vatican. Other career highlights include two Heritage Awards from the
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Cox scholarship to benefit business majors The Peggy and Campbell Cox Scholarship benefits SFA business and management majors who have a minimum 2.75 grade-point average and who are residents of Nacogdoches, Shelby or San Augustine counties. Nacogdoches native Campbell Cox, â€™57, is the son of Navarro and Ruby Cox and is a 1953 graduate of Nacogdoches High School. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was the owner and operator of Navarro Cox Tire for 40 years. He also is a former member of the Stephen F. Austin State University Foundation board of directors. The scholarship benefits general business or management majors who are residents of Nacogdoches, Shelby or San Augustine counties. Cox married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Green, in 1956. She was born in Lufkin and lived there until she moved to Nacogdoches with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Green, and her brother, Jimmy Green. Her father had been offered a position with the SFA department of agriculture, a position he held from 1947 to 1980. She attend-
ed the SFA Demonstration School until it was closed and then attended junior high and graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1955. She received a Bachelor of Science from SFA in 1958 and a masterâ€™s degree in 1959. She then taught third, fourth and fifth grades at Central Heights School for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Cox have two sons, Judge Campbell Cox II and Marcus Cox. Both men have taught classes at SFA. Marcus Cox is currently attending the University of North Texas in Denton, working toward a Ph.D. in business strategy. Campbell Cox II is serving as judge in the 145th Judicial District, Nacogdoches County. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons. Travis is attending SFA, and Thomas is a student at Nacogdoches High School. For information about the Peggy and Campbell Cox Scholarship or the SFA Scholarship Fund, contact the SFA Alumni Association at P.O. Box 6096-SFA Station, Nacogdoches, 75962; go to: www. sfaalumni.com or call 936-4683407.
University of North Texas professor to give artist lecture The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present an artist lecture by Vincent Falsetta, professor of painting and drawing at the University of North Texas, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Art Building, Room 106. Admission is free. Eight of Falsettaâ€™s paintings are currently on display at The Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House as part of the â€œSilent Transmissionsâ€? exhibition, which will run
through Saturday, March 31. On the artistâ€™s website, he writes that his distinctly abstract paintings â€œtend to suggest waves of sound, water, light or seismic activity.â€? His paintings are included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Galleria Cavallino in Venice, Italy; Neiman-Marcus in Las Vegas and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah, to name a few. For information, call 468-1131.
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LENGTH TO COME A LITTLE CLOSER DEAR ABBY: My daughter just celebrated her first birthday, and Iâ€™m trying to come to terms with the fact that my father isnâ€™t a â€œbaby person.â€? He has tried holding â€œKrissyâ€? only twice. He and his wife showed up to her party an hour and a half late and left early. The gift they brought was for a much younger, smaller baby, and the price tag -- from a budget store -- was still on it. The gift cost less than $10. Dad and his wife are not poor; in fact, they are wealthy. Dad isnâ€™t in good health, so I hate being mad at him. I donâ€™t know how many more years heâ€™ll be around. Should I talk to him about this, or just let him sit it out and do practically nothing to be a part of his only grandchildâ€™s life? My in-laws are happily involved with Krissy. What do I tell her when sheâ€™s old enough to wonder why Grandpa never sees her? -- MELANCHOLIC MOM IN MICHIGAN DEAR MELANCHOLIC MOM: If it will make you feel better to talk to your father about this, by all means do so. But keep in mind that he comes from a generation of men who didnâ€™t necessarily relate to babies. Also, if heâ€™s in poor health, it may be a reason why heâ€™s not eager to hold her. Itâ€™s possible he may relate better to his grandchild when sheâ€™s old enough to talk and interact with him. Tackle the question about how to respond to your daughter when sheâ€™s old enough to question his
absence if the issue arises. Itâ€™s possible he may no longer be around by then. And if thatâ€™s the Write: case, hope Dear heâ€™s more generous in Abby.com his estate or P.O. planning Box than he was 69440, on her first Los birthday. Angeles, DEAR CA ABBY: My 90069. mom is divorced. She lives alone in an isolated area and has been diagnosed with severe depression. About a year ago, while she was staying with my sister â€œSusie,â€? my sister looked through Momâ€™s online accounts and discovered that Momâ€™s fiance is a prisoner. She also saw that Mom has been using a service to send large amounts of money to his prison account. Susie has continued to log onto Momâ€™s account. She tracks the amount of money sheâ€™s sending this prisoner and reads the letters he sends to her. The content of some of them is scary. He insists Mom keep their relationship a secret, that she meet him upon his release from prison and marry him immediately. Itâ€™s apparent that I have two problems -- one, that Susie is tracking Momâ€™s private dealings. The other, that my mother is sending money she canâ€™t afford to a prisoner with a history of
fraud and domestic abuse. What should I do? -- DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS DEAR DESPERATE: Contact the warden of the prison, explain what has been going on and express your concerns, which are valid. It is entirely possible that your mother isnâ€™t the only lonely and vulnerable woman this prisoner has been extorting money from. I have heard in the past from prison guards who have warned me that this is often a scam, and one that is quite common. In fact, the prisoners sometimes collaborate with one another in writing these communications to make them more effective. DEAR ABBY: I was married for five years to a man I was afraid of. He was controlling, uptight and never let me out of his sight. When we divorced, I was happy, and I thought that would be the end of it. However, I find myself going back to him every time he calls, in spite of knowing who he is and what he did to me. Why canâ€™t I get over him and move on? -- BACK AT SQUARE ONE IN OKLAHOMA DEAR BACK AT SQUARE ONE: Possibly because you are co-dependent, have low self-esteem and are afraid heâ€™s the only man you can get. You would rather settle for the familiar than possibly have no one. Because the path youâ€™re on is destructive, please get some counseling to help you establish healthier relationships.
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Judy Mahoney, left, and Diana Hensley with the cat rescue group O’Malley Alley Cats, unload live-capture traps from the back of a pickup at a rural home March 6 west of Nacogdoches to catch a group of feral cats. Hensley’s work with the group earned her a nomination as a 2012 Real Life Hero. Andrew D. Brosig The Daily Sentinel
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Feral cats eyeball the camera March 6 at a rural home west of Nacogdoches. Hundreds of feral cats are alive, with scores having been adopted, due to the efforts of 2012 Real Life Hero Diana Hensley and the local rescue group O’Malley Alley Cats. Photos by Andrew D. Brosig/The Daily Sentinel
Diana Hensley dedicated to the cause of controlling feral cat population BY ERIN McKEON firstname.lastname@example.org
ats are more than cute, cuddly, furry animals that can be a great stress-reliever for Diana Hensley. As the founder of the O’Malley Alley Cat Organization, she is dedicated to reducing the local feral cat population and is an advocate for spaying and neutering. It’s her selfless dedication to the cause that led Nacogdoches resident Donna Chapman to nominate Hensley as a Daily Sentinel “Real Life Hero.” “She’s one of my heroes,” Chapman said. “She’s out there trying to make it a better place for the animals that we have put out there — that the human race is responsible for. “We’ve kind of let it get out of hand,” she said, “and she’s out there leading a group of people trying to make a better place for them since they can’t for themselves.” Hensley said she began unofficially trapping cats to have them spayed or neutered because “the number one killer of animals is over-population.” The organization she started has now grown to have many volunteers who go
out and trap the cats, have them fixed and vaccinated and then released back into the community. Those animals aren’t a danger to themselves or others, and many people take it on themselves to feed the resident cats. “I’m an animal lover, and I always have been,” Hensley said. Though she didn’t have animals when she was growing up because her family was always moving around, that hasn’t stopped Hensley from having them now as an adult, and from helping others get the animals they want. “Diana helped me and my daughter adopt some cats,” Chapman said. “Anybody that can take that under their wings — it’s a lot of responsibility, and it takes a lot of passion and time. We need more people like her.” Hensley said she doesn’t think of herself as a hero and would rather the volunteers of O’Malley Alley Cat get credit. “Our volunteers are the only volunteers who go to the spay and neuter clinic each week for hours at a time,” she said. “If you’re doing the right thing, there will be people who come forward to help you.”
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Diane Hensley surveys the situation before striking out on a feral cat capture March 6 with Oâ€™Malley Alley Cats at a rural home west of Nacogdoches. Her work with the organization, which catches, sterilizes and releases feral felines that would otherwise be destroyed, has made Hensley one of the Daily Sentinelâ€™s Real Life Heroes for 2012.
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take over, learn how to do the books and how I track and how we pay the bills,â€? she said. Many hours of physical labor, Hensley hopes to get a Stephen F. paperwork, sadness and joy surround Austin State University chapter of Hensleyâ€™s work with the Oâ€™Malley Alley the Oâ€™Malley Alley Cat Organization Cat Organization, she said. together to deal with the stray cat probHensley, who is a financial adviser lem on campus and bring some younger for Raymond James, is also a breast people into the Oâ€™Malley fold. cancer survivor who has overcome the â€œIâ€™d love to get someone who is young odds twice. and passionate about this.â€? she said. Going from that life-changing diagâ€œSomeone that I can train to kind of nosis, through the treatment and out
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years, Kirk, does not get saddled with the responsibility is foremost on her mind. There is no mistaking the time and energy it takes to do what Hensley does. â€œSometimes weâ€™re up here (Raymond James) 50 hours a week and Oâ€™Malley is 15 to 20 hours a week,â€? she said. But in the end, itâ€™s worth it. â€œIt isnâ€™t just about people helping cats, itâ€™s about cats helping people, too,â€? Hensley said.
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Debbie Wilson goes over an assignment with her kindergarten class recently at Douglass Elementary School. Wilson, retiring this year after more than three decades teaching, was nominated for her dedication and influence on hundreds of students as a Daily Sentinel Real Life Hero.
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After 35 years, 500 students, â€˜Miss Wilsonâ€™ is retiring
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eteran Douglass ISD Kindergarten teacher Debbie Wilson â€” â€œMiss Wilsonâ€? to her many students â€” has taught more than 500 children during her 35-year career. Itâ€™s difficult for her to go out in public without running into several of them. Wilson is easy enough to recognize, as she hasnâ€™t aged much over the years. In the words of her mother, Wilson â€œis 57 but doesnâ€™t look 57.â€? â€œChildren she taught 30 years ago who havenâ€™t seen her in forever recognize her â€” and she recognizes them,â€? said Wilsonâ€™s mother, Helen Mobley. â€œShe hasnâ€™t changed much. She still looks like â€˜Miss Wilson.â€™â€? Wilson was nominated by her mother as a Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel â€œReal Life Heroâ€? because of her dedication to teaching and the effect she has had over the years as a role model for her students. She is retiring this year after 3 Â˝ decades teaching kindergarten for Douglass ISD. Wilson, who has commuted to Douglass from Nacogdoches to work the job the entirety of her career,
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because of the schoolâ€™s reputation,â€? Mobley said. â€œDebbie is so dedicated to her work. I love her, and I know all the children do. She hears â€˜Miss Wilson!â€™ about a hundred times a day from her children.â€?
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W » From 1A Despite Wilson’s impending retirement, she still plans to substitute teach at the elementary school when needed. “I worked five years past the usual 30 years because I wasn’t quite ready to retire,” she said. Wilson has the distinction of having taught kindergartners who grew up and had children who also became her students. “One more year and I would have been teaching grandkids,” she said. Wilson’s mother said the fact that “she is outgoing and never meets a stranger” has really helped her teaching. Wilson is a 1977 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, majoring in elementary education. She got her masters from SFA around 1979, and has learned quite a bit about teaching in her time. “My first year, I didn’t know much at all about teaching kindergarten, but I found out pretty quickly what kindergarten age kids can do,” Wilson said. “They can learn how to read and learn so much. Our kindergarten classes now are reading at first-grade levels when they leave. Some are reading second grade.” As she helps them develop their reading skills, Wilson also teaches her students respect for each other and authority and caring about people.
“But we teach them a lot of fun stuff too — like tying shoes,” Wilson said. In an issued statement, Superintendent Eric Samford said superior education is the hallmark of Douglass ISD. “Along with safety, creating an environment that is conducive to our students’ success is very important,” he said. Wilson said teaching kindergarten can be fun. One good example is the March 5 “Walrus Wedding,” designed to celebrate the letter “W.” There was a real “weception” after the wedding and the wed walruses will be sent off to their honeymoon — out on the playground. Unlike when Wilson started working 35 years ago, kindergarten students now use computers and computer programs, such as the ELMO Image Projector, which projects items from the computer onto the wall. But even now, there’s nothing like the personal touch to teaching, Wilson said. “I love actually seeing children learn, seeing the excitement of a light bulb come on in their heads when they understand,” she said. “At that age they aren’t afraid to tell you they love you. I have kids coming back into my classroom and say they miss me and wish they could be back in kindergarten. But they don’t show quite as much feeling and love as they used to.” Wilson takes great educational inspiration from her father, Ray Mobley, 83, a retired educator who taught more than 20 years at Douglass High School, Cushing High School and Central
Heights High school. She’s also a pastor’s wife. She has been married to her husband Jerry Wilson for 36 years. He is the pastor of Westside Missionary Baptist Church, 3109 Durst Street. Together they have two children: Drew, 28; and Whitney, 22. Aside from work, Wilson also is a member of the Rhythm Rockers Clogging Group — a group of 20 women who travel across Texas doing festivals and shows and performing. She’s been doing this for the past 10 years. Clogging is a type of North American folk dance that developed in Southern Appalachia. The dancers footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe or both against a floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythms. “We are a bunch of ladies who get along really well and love each other and love performing and dancing,” Wilson said. “We are working on lots of routines right now. We travel a lot. It’s all different women from Nacogdoches and Lufkin. We practice every night. We’re in the 40, 50 and 60s age range.” Wilson also is a member of the ladies singing quartet “Hearts in Harmony,” for whom she has been singing the past 20 years. “We are four friends about the same age, and we do sing at our church a lot,” she said. “I sing alto and tenor. We all sing Southern Gospel songs. We practice at the church once a week.”
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Debbie Wilson goes over an assignment with her kindergarten class recently at Douglass Elementary School. Wilson, retiring this year after more than three decades teaching, was nominated for her dedication and influence on hundreds of students as a Daily Sentinel Real Life Hero.
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Businessman, Nacogdoches visionary
Charles Bright is shown in this 2003 file photo in front of his company whistle at Bright Coop Co. Andrew D. Brosig/The Daily Sentinel
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A ‘Bright’ spot in Nacogdoches BY ROBBIE GOODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org
harles Bright has always been a man with a vision. ... a vision for his business, Bright Coop Company. ... a vision for his hospital, Nacogdoches Memorial. ... a vision for his hometown.
A stroll through downtown Nacogdoches also reminds one of the love Bright has for the city. The entire Plaza Principal project that revitalized the downtown square was Bright’s dream — one that he continues to expand on today. Bright was an advocate of making the structure in the center of the square — the old U.S. Post Office turned city building — the home of the Visitors and Convention Bureau. There are monuments and statues to the leaders of
Charles Bright reminisces about his business in this 2003 file photo. yesterday and the pioneering spirit that founded this community dotting the downtown streets and surrounding area, thanks in great part to Bright’s desire to preserve the rich history of the town and showcase
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B » From 13 thoroughfare through downtown “from creek to creek” was among his many ideas. “Somehow, when we come up with a good idea, we ruin it,” Bright said. “We either over do it, or don’t do it.” Much of Bright’s life has been spent giving back to the town that gave him his start. It’s for this reason and others that he was selected as one of this year’s real life, hometown heroes. “Mr. Bright almost single-handedly saved downtown Nacogdoches,” downtown business owner Gerry Larabee wrote in nominating Bright as a Real Life Hero. “It was through his efforts, contacts and monetary contributions that Plaza Principal has become the center of our tourism efforts.” Bright “loves downtown,” said friend and fellow history enthusiast Jeff Abt, “and he would do almost anything for downtown Nacogdoches.” Abt worked with Bright on the Plaza Principal project, which transformed the downtown square with landscaping, statues, benches and engraved bricks donated by Nacogdoches residents in honor and in memory of local families. “His view was to spare no expense and to do it perfectly,” Abt said. “His vision was for it to, one day, be a shady, wooded square. He was a complete joy to work with.” “Not only did he provide much of the funding for this project,” Larabee wrote in her nominating letter, “he could be found crawling around placing bricks on the sidewalk.” Abt and Bright also spent time walking through Oak Grove Cemetery where Bright would share his memories of Nacogdoches families, pointing to grave stones with prominent and important names that shaped the town’s history. “He’s just a gold mine of wonderful facts about our town,” Abt said.
Charles Bright sits with his friend, Beau, in the foyer of his home in this 2003 file photo.
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â€œMr. Bright almost single-handedly saved downtown Nacogdoches. It was through his efforts, contacts and monetary contributions that Plaza Principal has become the center of our tourism efforts.â€? GERRY LARABEE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OWNER ON NOMINATING CHARLES BRIGHT AS A REAL LIFE HERO
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â€œDaddy had a second-grade education, but he managed to get by, with the good Lordâ€™s help,â€? he said, adding his father Bright restored and renovated the In- served on the school board. graham Building on Pilar Street, which The Ingraham building now houses was the site of his fatherâ€™s grocery store. Brightsâ€™s art and antique store. Just a Bright proudly recalls his fatherâ€™s ac- few feet away, behind the downtown complishments, despite limited formal fire station, Bright and his sister, Joyce, education. were born in their family home. He
also assisted with the restoration of the depot on West Main Street. The list goes on. At 40, Bright married Lois Marie Gibbs Daner, with whom he restored to Victorian splendor their home on Virginia Avenue. They were married until 2006, when she died of ALS. Three years later, he married his childhood
friend, Carolyn Muckleroy Price, widow of Travis Price. In other areas of service, Bright served for nearly two decades on the Nacogdoches County hospital district board of directors, one of his proudest accomplishments. Memorial Hospital
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B » From 15 auxiliary honored him for his service by building an addition to the hospital and naming it the Charles Bright Pavilion. He’s been recognized as “Citizen of the Year” and as an “Agriculture Pioneer.” At the upcoming Agriculture Appreciation Banquet, Bright Coop will be honored as the Agribusiness of the Year. He spent years of dedicated service — Sunday school teacher, deacon, elder, trustee, etc. — to First Christian Church, helped establish and was chairman of the board for Timberland Savings and was honored with the Silver Bucket Award for regional service presented by the Deep East Texas Development Association. The Rev. Rex Humphreys, retired pastor of First Christian Church, described Bright as a “faithful member.” Bright was on the pulpit committee that first visited with Humphreys in 1976 while he was a pastor in Longview and eventually called Humphreys to become pastor at First Christian. “From that point on, Charles Bright has been a friend of mine, and he has helped me in many different ways,” Humphreys said, adding his devotion to the church and its building projects over the years has been demonstrated in many ways, including through his financial support. When asked to describe Bright, Humphreys said, “in a word, he’s helpful ... he’s helped so many people, and he continues to do so.” Bright’s even an author, having written “A Man and His Goose” about a “famous” goose at Fern Lake named Horton. According to Bright’s wife, Carolyn, Bright claims as his “children” the employees of Bright Coop, along with his nieces and nephews. Bright’s vision is evident in how he evolved Bright Coop to meet the demands of the day, from producing wooden chicken coops in the early years to today’s production of forklifts and Viking Trailers for the oil industry, forestry and other heavy-hauling needs. Clem Russell, longtime associate and manager of Bright Coop, finds it fascinating that in Bright’s entire life — he just turned 85 on March 22 — Bright has never lived more than two miles from “the square” in downtown Nacogdoches. “So, for 85 years, he has been near the heart of the city which he loves,” Russell said in an email interview. “His love for the city began at a young age when he grew up working in his dad’s grocery store and started serving the people of Nacogdoches. Through the experience of working in this grocery store, Charles learned the most important principle of
Nacogdoches’ newest statue 'The Gateway' is hoped to be unveiled during the Nine Flags Festival in December. An artists’ rendering is shown in this illustration at the northeast corner of the Plaza Principal. An artists drawing, right, is shown by Michael Boyett. Charles Bright says, “It takes a little footwork to get these done.” life — ‘treat people like you want to be treated.” “Charles’ demonstration of his early root’s learning led him into developing relationships with not only the citizens of Nacogdoches County, but throughout the entire nation,” Russell said. “In 1951, and after returning home from serving his country in the United States Army, Charles and his brother, N.G., began a successful manufacturing business that has employed hundreds of people over the years and is still recognized today as the leading world supplier of ‘live poultry’ transportation and handling equipment. While managing and developing a business, Charles was also a driving force and promoter in many local organizations. “Certainly, Charles has been a ‘Bright’ spot for Nacogdoches and is considered by all who have known him to be a ‘Hometown Hero,’ Russell said. One of Bright’s favorite songs is, “It Is No Secret What God Can Do.” “And it is justified,” according to Carolyn, “because he has survived eight stints, two triple bypass surgeries, four known heart attacks, a stroke, back surgeries, auto accidents, etc. ... ” Recovering from a more recent health scare, Bright is now “enjoying therapy,
walking and seeing his friends,” Carolyn said. Celebrating his 85th birthday recently, Bright is not quite done when it comes to projects to beautify his beloved downtown and preserve its history. Another statue — The Gateway, depicting “Where the Dream of Texas Was Born” — was unveiled in February and has been shipped off to be bronzed like the others in the downtown area, with the hopes that it will be returned in time to be erected for the Nine Flags Festival in December. It will be placed on the northeast corner of the Plaza Principal. “It takes a little footwork to get those done,” Bright said on a recent afternoon of the statue projects. And in his philosophical, thoughtful way, with a slight grin, he adds, “Life would be very boring if you didn’t have something to do.” When asked about how he feels about his hometown, Bright simply states, “I love it.” He ends the conversation just as he has likely ended every conversation of his adult life. “Any time I can help you ... sometimes it’s hard to get your foot in the door ... you just let me know.”
"So, for 85 years, he has been near the heart of the city which he loves. His love for the city began at a young age when he grew up working in his dad’s grocery store and started serving the people of Nacogdoches. Through the experience of working in this grocery store, Charles learned the most important principle of life — ‘treat people like you want to be treated.”
CLEM RUSSELL ASSOCIATE AND MANAGER OF BRIGHT COOP
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Assistant Professor Claudia Whitley listens during classroom presentations from a class of senior education students at the Early Childhood Research Center at Stephen F. Austin. In addition to her work training teachers of tomorrow, Whitley is founder of the local Court Appointed Special Advocates groups, which earned her a nomination as one of this years Daily Sentinel Real Life Heroes.
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“You have to care about kids, and what’s best for kids isn’t always what’s easiest to do. You have to listen, read between the lines and be dedicated.”
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eing a voice for the kids who don’t have one is what drives Claudia Whitley to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Nacogdoches. That desire is what helped spur her to action in setting up the CASA program and keeps her momentum going with the children she works with now. Whitley was nominated by CASA Executive Director Rebecca Carlton as a Daily Sentinel “Real Life Hero” because of her dedication to children, her tenacity for helping others and her humble nature. “Foster children are so at the mercy of outside forces, and it is so important that kids have some consistency,” Whitley said. “If you don’t have that consistency, it’s easy for kids to fall through the cracks.” Taking into consideration what the children want — which is usually to be reunited with their parents — along with what is best for them, is a task that only a secure and stable person can deal with, Whitley said. “You have to care about kids, and what’s best for kids isn’t always what’s easiest to do,” she said. “You have to listen, read between the lines and be dedicated.” There are months when being a CASA is a joy for Whitley as she hears about “her” children doing well in school, recovering from abusive situations, or being reunited with their parents in a healthy situation. Other months aren’t so easy, and there’s lots of heartache. After starting CASA in Nacogdoches in 2006, Whitley served on the board for several years before deciding to get off the board and work with the children.
Andrew D. Brosig/The Daily Sentinel “She’s always been very humble about things,” Carlton said. “She walks into the building now, and it’s not like you see anything on her that says, ‘I’m responsible for all of this.’ “We went from one employee and 12 volunteers to eight employees, we serve three counties and have about 60 volunteers,” she said, “and, as of today, we have 185 children who benefit from the CASA program that Claudia started.” Several of those children have been directly under Whitley’s supervision, too. “I’ve had five cases that dealt with eight children, and I currently have two cases,” she said. “You get attached to the children very quickly.” Whitley said she wanted to start CASA after being a principal at McMichael Middle School and having a couple of foster children who were enrolled in the school. Because the kids went from one place to another, most of their background and educational information didn’t transfer. “These two were from another area and they had a CASA, so when we scheduled an ARD (Admission Review and Dismissal) she told me she’d like to do a conference call,” Whitley said. “I was amazed because she knew the kids, knew what they had gone through previ-
ously, and we were able to meet those kids’ needs because of the knowledge about them that she had.” Knowing the children that few people truly know, learning what makes them happy or sad, knowing how to help them learn best, and helping them deal with any issues they’ve faced, outweighs any heartache that comes with being a CASA, Whitley said. “To have a person like Claudia Whitley — and we have over 60 of them out there — going to that child wherever
they are, looking them in the eyes, and telling them, ‘I will be back. I will talk to the judge about what you say you want,’ — for her to come back and keep her promise to those children, respecting the children the way she does, it changes the child,” Carlton said. Whitley is married to Eddie Whitley and together, they have a son, Lt. Commander Eddie Whitley, Jr., a pilot in the U.S. Navy who is currently deployed in the Persian Gulf on the USS Abraham Lincoln. Eddie Whitley Jr. is married to Jennifer Faulkner, and the couple have two children, 4-year-old Sarah Grace and 6-year-old Allison, Whitley said. A smile that lights up her eyes as she talks about her family, lets anyone who talks to her know how much they mean to her: the world. “As a person, she is a great mother and grandmother,” Carlton said. “She has grandchildren, and she’s just an amazing person — she travels all over the country to see her grandkids, and when she says she’s going to do something, she does it.” Whitley, in addition to being a CASA, is also an assistant professor at Stephen F. Austin State University and is the midlevel coordinator for the university’s education program. She’s on the evangelism committee of First United Methodist Church and occasionally serves as a Sunday School teacher.
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Douglass volunteer firefighter Adrian Nichols cleans up one of the department vehicles on his day off from his full-time job as a truck driver in this photo taken March 5 in Douglass. The former active-duty Marine is one of the Daily Sentinel Real Life Heroes for 2012.
Douglass volunteer firefighter
“He holds his head up high and knows he did everything he could to save lives. MARY NICHOLS • ADRIAN NICHOLS' WIFE
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drian Nichols’ dedication to helping others led him to become a U.S. Marine and later a volunteer firefighter. He knew they both were the right things to do. Working both jobs gave him the experience he needed and put him in a position to help tackle the early September Angelina River Bottom Fire — one of the biggest fires in East Texas history. A captain with the Douglass Volunteer Fire Department, he worked with 30 of his fellow firefighters to protect others from that particular blaze. “I was fighting that fire for 24 hours straight,” Adrian Nichols explained. “The trick was to think about the people and property you were saving when you ran low on energy. That would give you the adrenaline you needed to keep going. But it was a very frightening situation.” It is this dedication to making a differ-
ence that inspired Mary Nichols, Adrian Nichols’ newlywed wife, to nominate her husband as a “Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel Real Life Hero.” The two have an 18-month-old son, Alexander Xavier Nichols. Mary Nichols said her husband is one of those amazing people, truly dedicated to helping his fellow man. She said he is dedicated to his family and to teaching others about safety and respect. Adrian Nichols is prepared to make sacrifices in his quest to help others. He did not report to his day job as a truck driver during the Angelina River Bottom Fire. Instead, he focused on protecting homes in his community, his wife said. “You have to remember he and his fellow firefighters were responsible for fighting and extinguishing one of the biggest fires in deep East Texas,” Mary Nichols said. “He’s been to many major accidents that are heartbreaking to see,
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