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A KING-SIZE VIEW Vol. XV No. 156

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2014 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SUMMIT 4X4 This time around we are behind the wheel of the all new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4X4 and let me tell you off the bat this one is special. Under the hood is the proven 5.7 Liter V8 MDS VVT engine with fuel safer technology. What it does is drops to 4 cylinders when power is not need and this lower the use of fuel. But when you want to get on down the road all 8 cylinders kick in and you have the most power in class. This engine is mated to an eightspeed automatic BHP 70 transmission. Offering 14 miles per gallon in the city and 20 miles per gallon on the highway. The new Jeep sends the power to the pavement on 20 inch X 8 inch aluminum polished wheel wrapped by 265/50R20BSW All-Season tires. We are talking about smooth sailing to say the least. Let us not forget the new Jeep has Quadra Drive II their registered trademark 4WD system. Its also equipped with Electronic limited slip rear differential, anti-lock four-wheel disc Heavy Duty brakes and a 3.09 rear axle ratio. The new Jeep has 68 per cent of

its parts from the United States and Canada but the engine is built in Mexico and the transmission in Germany with the final assembly point being Detroit, Michigan. Our test vehicle came is an excellent Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat exterior paint mated to a Grand Canyon Jeep Brown Interior color. Leather-trimmed bucket seats with heat feature for both front and second row seats, the front seats are ventilated as well. Driver will to happy to notice an eight-way power seat with memory and the passengers can’t complain because the front seat passenger gets an eight-way power seat as well. Both front seats also get four-way power lumbar adjustments. Comfort is enhanced further with A/C Auto temperature control with dual/zone control. A

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8.4-inch multi-view touch screen display opens the door to the 19-premium speaker complete with subwoofer sound system. This includes navigation with integrated voice command with Bluetooth. You also get a full year of Sirius XM satellite radio along with HD radio. The steering wheel is wood/leather wrapped and even has heat feature for those cold morning. Safety comes at a high premium for the new Jeep also with advanced multi-stage front airbags and supplemental sidecurtains front and rear air bags. Throw in driver inflatable kneebolster airbags and Parkview rear back-up camera. To round it all off the new Jeep has Forward collision warning with mitigation and Hill Start Assist. Warranties are five-year or 100,000 mile power train limited warranty, three-year or 36,000 mile basic limited warranty and Roadside assistance (certain restriction apply-ask dealer for a copy of the limited warranties). In closing let me tell you this new Jeep comes with a base price of just over $50,000 and our test vehicle came in at just over $54,000!

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TOYOTA CAMRY XLE 4-DOOR SEDAN STILL PRICED AT 30 GRAND WELL EQUIPPED By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View As we continue our closeout on 2013 model we took a look at the Camry XLE and first of all we can’t believed it is priced at 30 Grand for the well equipped model we tested. Starting with a 2.5 Liter 4-cylinder DOHC-16 valve engine with dual VVTI and mated to a 6-speed ECT-I transmission. The power rolls to the pavement on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped by P215/55R 17-inch tires. All translates into 25 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. Now we hope you are beginning to see why this vehicle has been the number one selling vehicle for quite some time. Handling is enhanced by electric power steering and power assisted front solid and rear disc brakes. The NHTSA gives the new Camry a eight-star overall rating with eight-star rating for both front and rear passengers in side crashes. A total of 10 airbags including driver and front passengers knee airbags help make the new Camry one of the safest vehicles in its class. The front seats are whiplash injury-lessen and there is also a

tire pressure monitoring system available on the new Camry. Color-keyed heated folding rearview side mirrors and integrated chrome fog lamps and side rocker panels with chrome inserts. Yes the new Camry is here to stay and one doesn’t have to look very hard to see what’s all the talk about this industry leading product. Inside a dual-zone air climate control greets you with selections to make your trip exciting comfortable. Sounds are handled by a 6.1 audio touch screen with

AM/FM/CD with MP3/WWA and eight speakers. Complete with Aux jacks, USB with I-Pod connection and Bluetooth. Camry offers such features as 8-

way power driver seat and power tilt/slide moon roof. The rear seats at60/40 split folddown and center armrest with cup holder.

Just a couple of the options on this vehicle were the leather package that included 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat and carpeted truck mat set.

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BUICK ENCORE OFFERS LUXURY IN A SMALL SUV By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View If you are in the market for a new automobile please take a long look at what’s available, because sometimes good things come in small packages. Take for example as we flash back to the 2013 Buick Encore and found the FWD premium group package is a nice fit for a small family. To begin with the new Encore is a cross model with 51 percent of its parts from Korea, another 18 percent from China and 21 percent from the United States and Canada. With the engine built in the U.S. while the transmission is built in Korea with the final assembly point at Bupyeong GU, IN Korea. But lets deal with the facts. This small SUV is powered by a 1.4 Liter VVT-DOHC four-cylinder engine that cranks out 138 horsepower and 148 lbs per ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. We are talking about 25 mile per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway. A 14 gallon

fuel tank and a final drive ratio of 3.53 reduces your trips to the gas pump on long trips. Clearly a five-passenger luxury crossover vehicle that’s turning some heads due to the extraordinary value and at this price. Our test vehicle full loaded came in at under 30 grand and man that’s saying something. With 39.6 cubic inches of head room and 38.8 rear head room plus 40.8 inches of leg room front and 35.8 in the rear. These numbers are normally found in mid-size crossovers. I’d say it safe to say Buick might have something here. Taking cues from the Enclave, the Encore is carving itself a place in a market that crowded to say the least. Let’s just go over some of the features likes Voice-activated Buick Intellilink with full-color display radio support audio streaming from Pandora Internet radio and Stritcher Smart-radio. Available “Active On-Demand” All-wheel drive along with Buick’s first application of Bose Active Noise cancellation tech-

nology. The list goes on with available dual-zone climate control heated steering wheel, rain sense wiper and Bose premium sound system. “One tire” philosophy optimized around 18-inch wheel/tire combination delivers more precise handling and great driving refinement. We kid you not, we are also informed that for 2014 the new Encore will have available rear cross traffic alert and side blind zone alert safety features. The new Encore

will also have enhanced intellilink with text message support, Siri Eyes Free and Smartphone voice recognition pass-through. All this goes with the ten standard airbags and standard rear-vision camera and available lane-departure warning. This all leads to a 4-star rating by the NHTSA with 5-star rating for both driver and front passenger in frontal crashes and 5-star rating for both front and rear seat occupants in side crash-

es plus a four-star rating for rollover in single vehicle crashes. If you’ve been following us over the years you know these are features normally found on Luxury touring sedans that cost twice as much. Keep the name in mind because this vehicle is going to be around for a while and it won’t be long before you are going to be seeing a lot of them on the road!

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CHEVY SILVERADO GETS FACE LIFT FOR 2014 By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View As we roll into the 2014 model year we take a look at the allnew Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 2WD LT Crew Cab. We are talking about notable changes from the hood to the trailer hitch. New EcoTec3 engines provide class-leading V-8 fuel efficiency and towing capacity. The new high strength steel makes the frames and cabs stronger and lighter. A new interior gives the vehicle more than ample storage as well as multiple power and USB connections that are suitable for the entire family. It’s easy to knock the dust of this truck and take the family to Church on Sunday. Revised steering, suspension and brakes makes for an improved ride and handling feel. The extra spacious cab comes in handy when a cowboy doesn’t want to wrinkle his wranglers or take off his ten-gallon hat nor shed his fancy boots. You can simply get out of this truck and jump right on the back of your favorite mount. Safety comes at a pretty good

premium in the new Chevy Pickup with six standard air bags include dual-stage frontal air bags, head curtain, side air bags and seat-mounted sideimpact air bags. Available forward collision alert and lane departure warning and available Safety alert seat. To round this all off the unit also comes with Stabilitrak electronic stability control with traction control. Plus high-capacity four-wheel disc brakes system with fourchannel ABS along with rearview camera system. Among the engines for this vehicle is the 4.3 Liter Ecotex3 matted with a 6-speed automatic transmission and getting 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway. There is certainly the available 5.3 Liter V-8 VVT direct injection with active fuel management and a Hydra-matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission. This baby cranks out 345 horsepower at 5600 RPM and 383 lb-ft of torque at 4100 RPM while it tows 9,800 with 3.42 axle and 11,400 max trailer package. The payload is 2,007 pounds

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 2WD LT Crew while the GVWR is 7,200 this 40 grand for what was truly a truck in every sense of the word. vehicle has 143.5 inch wheel fully equipped vehicle. That’s Inside the spacious interior is base and is 230 inches long. reason enough to consider this highlighted by steering wheel With the engine and transmismodel if you are in the market audio controls and an eight-inch sion both built in America, the for a truck that came serve your diagonal color display. Complete new Chevy truck is finally work needs as well as comfort with HD radio and signal slotassembled in Silao, GL Mexico needs also. CD/MP3 player. and 40 percent of its parts are Several other features caught my In closing please allow me to from the US and Canada while eye such as 17-inch Bright add the new Chevy Silverado just over 50 percent comes from Machined aluminum wheels also came with six-inch chrome Mexico. covered by All Terrain tires assist steps and remote vehicle One of the most impressive accented by chrome bumpers start to name a couple more feathings about the new Chevy front and rear. Yes this truck tures. Silverado is the price is just over simply combined the car and

SCION tC GETS FIVE-STAR RATING STILL PRICED AT $20,000 By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View Dallas, Texas-The new Scion tC for 2014 gets a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA and still based priced around $20,000. Fact is our test vehicle came in at $20,725 pretty well equipped. Under the hood is a proven 2.5 Liter 4-cylinder DOHC 16V dual VVT-I 179 horse powered engine with six-speed sequential automatic transmission. Power rolls to the pavement on P225/45R18 radial tires wrapped around 18-inch alloy wheels. With an estimated 23 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway the new Scion tC is certainly making a name for itself in the small compact segment. In the past few years automakers worldwide have done a marvelous job of making these automobiles more safe. As we stated earlier the five-star rating is special for a compact automobile. The threedoor hatch we tested had ample cargo space enough to put all our Video Productions equipment as we made the trip to Dallas to visit with Bishop Joe Simon as he brings his commu-

nity outreach program to the Dallas Metro-plex. Follow A King-size View for more on that in the coming editions. Getting an early start Jerry Woodley Jr. and I made real good time and thanks to the excellent fuel consumption of this vehicle we used only $11 worth of gas before we filled up just outside Dallas. To breakdown the overall fivestar rating the Scion tC threedoor hatch received you get a five-star for driver and frontal crashes with four-star for front passenger. While both front and rear seat occupants get five-star rating in side crashes and a fourstar for rollovers in single vehicle accidents. The interior highlighted by a Pioneer 6.1 inch touch-screen display audio 300 Watt AM/FM/CD/HD radio with eight-speakers to give you a quality sound as you get on down the road. A sporty leather trimmed three-spoke comfort tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio controls. With a low crawl the new Scion tC has a wider stance and a more racecar like look. Air dams on both sides makes for tremendous handling and excellent fuel econo-

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my as well. The rear seats are 6/40 with fold forward feature to add to cargo space when needed. Yes I would have to say Scion took their time

in putting this model together. More and more we are seeing the advantages to buying smaller vehicles because they are providing a lot of quality at an

affordable price. Lord knows in these days of economically challenged times the public certainly need it!

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NISSAN ROGUE SV FWD STILL UNDER $30,000 By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View Fort Worth, Texas-As we wind down our coverage of the 2013 model year we took a flash look at the Nissan Rogue SV FWD SUV. Once again we are talking about a vehicle that handles well and has ample room for whatever a small family needs, yet it still came comfortably equipped for under $30,000. Taking the Rogue to Fort Worth Texas we were able to take advantage of the 23 miles per gallon in the city a surely the 28 miles per gallon came in handy on our

trip. The 2.5 Liter DOHC 4cylinder engine cranks out 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The new Xtronic CVT the trademark Continuously variable transmission with sport mode. With 17-inch aluminumalloy wheels transform the power to the ground. Yes this front wheel driven small SUV has the handling of a more expensive sport/luxury sedan. Rogue scored a four-star overall rating from the NHTSA with five-stars for front and rear seat passengers in side crashes being its strongest rating. Los Angeles is the final assembly point for

the new Nissan Rogue and Nissan has a place in Franklin, Tennessee. As the years go by more and more automakers are making America their home. For safety Nissan did their homework as the new Rogue is equipped with such features as Energy-absorbing steering column, four-wheel anti-lock braking system and vehicle dynamic control with traction control. When you throw in electronic brake force distribution and brake assist as well as tire pressure monitoring system you are talking about first class luxury sport features. Keep in mind we

are talking about a vehicle that costs less than $30,000. Inside the comfort and convenience features are excellent as well with six-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, with a four-way manual front passenger seat. The SV style cloth seating surfaces with folddown front passenger seat adds to the versatility of the Rogue. The rear seats are 60/40 split with fold-down feature for added cargo space. If you want there are optional leather seating surfaces as well as leather wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats all part of a

package that’s included in our under $30,000 test vehicle. Lets move forward with these options on our test model a Bose fiveinch color screen with touch screen monitor seven-speakers plus subwoofer and Around View monitor. A power sliding glass moon roof adds to the romantic side of the vehicle. While 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels adds to the sport appeal of the vehicle. In closing please allow me to add the new Nissan Rogue also has a free three-months Sirius XM satellite radio.

The 2013 issan Rogue SV FWD comfortably equipped for under 30 Grand

NISSAN SENTRA SL INCREASES IN VALUE By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View As the bring the 2013 model year to a close and make way for the 2014 full time we couldn’t help but tell you about the new Nissan Sentra SL. Man we are talking about an upgrade in overall size and yet it maintained a good price tag of just over $21,000. Our test model came equipped with Pure Drive technology as well as some good overall looks. Keep in mind this model comes in a much bigger shell and some enhanced styling gives it a much more expensive look. Having known someone who had a 1997 model and kept it nearly eight years and it was still in good shape when he sold it. We are talking about good value back then but the new models have much more and still has a good price. Take for example the new Sentra SL comes with a 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with Xtronic CVT (Continuously variable transmission) and Eco and Sport drive modes. Front and rear stabilizer bars and power-assisted vented front disc

brakes and rear drum brakes makes for good handling and great stops. This baby rolls on 17 inch alloy wheels and has a pretty good list of safety features to go along with all its other features. A six-way adjustable driver seat greets you with Premium cloth seats and maple wood tone-trim, plus power windows with driver one-touch feature and up/down feature. The extra space in the truck caught me eye since we were supposed to be talking about mid-size sedan here. An six-speaker AM/FM/CD/USB audio system provides a quality sound. With a optional 5.8 color touch-screen display with Nissan Voice Recognition. The new Sentra SL was final assembled in Aguas (ABV) Mexico and gets 30 miles per gallon in the city and 39 on the highway. As the American Dollar continue to shrink one has to make the most of everyone you get your hands on. So if you are in the market take a look at this affordable new styled mid-size model before you buy!

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JEEP COMPASS LIMITED FWD GROWS IN QUALITY By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View As we roll into the 2014 model year we took a stroll behind the wheel of the new Jeep Compass Limited FWD. Listed as a small SUV with two wheel drive the new Compass outdone its class with a roomy more like mid-size SUV cabin. When you take into consideration the new Compass is priced at just over $27,000 nicely equipped. Under the hood is a proven 2.4 Liter Inline 4 Cylinder DOHC 16-valve Dual VVT engine. This baby is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and cranks out 21 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Power passes through to the ground on P215/55R18 inch BSW All-Season performance tires circulating around a 18-inch X 7.0-inch aluminum wheels. Funny how the right kind of wheel and tire tandem can make for such a much smoother ride. We were really impressed with the new Jeep Compass and found it to be on the money with increased value for roughly the same amount of cash. All total 72 percent of the vehicle’s part are from the U.S. and Canada with the engine built right here in the U.S. and the transmission built in the Republic of Korea. The final assembly point is Belvidere, Illinois. Taking several of the styling cues from their big brother Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Compass is growing in quality and value as the years go by. Once we were inside the new Compass we could visually see some of the changes. For example a more user friendly interior layout with such features as full-length floor console and interior removable/rechargeable lamps.

A six-way driver seat with heated front seats and front passenger fold-flat forward seat. The rear seats are 60/40 split recline and there is a leather wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls. If you pay attention you will read some of the features found on the new 2014 Grand Cherokee and keep in mind it costs nearly twice as much. The Compass has the same warranty at five-year or 100,000 miles power train limited warranty and three-year or 36,000 mile basic limited warranty. The Roadside assist comes with certain restrictions and you must ask dealer for the copy of these limited warranties. Our test vehicle came in the Deep Cherry Red crystal pearl coat exterior paint matched with Dark Slate Gray trim and saddle tan seat colors. Once again we must commend Jeep on taking the time and using a much more attention getting color scheme.

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SUGGESTIONS

In closing we want to add as we have been saying at the start of the 2014 model year it’s clear automakers are clearly putting more value in everything that rolls of their lines. This new Jeep Compass Limited FWD certainly drives that point home!

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now look at that persons track record. A few questions you should first ask yourself before following anyone’s advise are: 1) Do they have any experience in the subject matter 2) Do they have proven results 3) Will it benefit you

: something that is said in an indirect way Inspiration comes from the strangest places, you must sharpen your senses in order to recognize them when they sometimes come from unexpected sources.

But a hurdle to overcome is being able to decipher just whose suggestions you should actually listen to. When I’m given a suggestion on how to do something better I

There are many avenues in which to reach a goal and complete a task but only one that will lead you to success and that’s what you feel in your heart. Many people can tell you

how it can be done but when they haven’t left the starting gate or taken a risk I look at it as merely a conversation. I don’t discount constructive criticism, but is it constructive or just criticism. There is so much to learn about life but remember your choices will have a major effect on you and those closest to you so look at the motives of those sharing their advise to ensure that they are trying to actually help propel you into greatness or prolong you from reaching your destiny.


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THE A-NOTE with Aaron Watson

THE SHELL GAME The first part of adult life is to serve humanity. This is true no matter if you are to be a great business person, great parent, great visionary or other wise. What is also true is that the vast majority of people disguise their motives under the umbrella of service in an attempt to gain. To gain is the ultimate divide in what is naturally a harmonious bond between human beings in the quest toward progress. In today’s society to be rich and famous beyond your needs is the goal, unfortunately if that is your only goal you will inevitably cause people to suffer in the process. As it is true that their is not enough sickness in the world to make one person well, there is also not enough money in the world to make one person truly good.

The shell game! Perhaps if you are familiar with this game you know that it is a trick, a slight of hand, and a con. The object of this game is to make you think the object you are looking for is under one shell when it is actually under another. How does this fit into the A-Note leadership series? Well, now that we are in phase two, you will began to see that once you start making your goals known, people will begin to see action and you will get a level of support. This initial support will be the people who can’t do any better for themselves but through you they can see a dream or a vision realized. To be clear these are the same people that allow APPLE, WAL-MART, Home Depot, and others to be global leaders so don’t take this group lightly. I,

myself, also fall in this group of people and again do not take us lightly as we are not easily fooled. This portion of the A-Note Leadership series is the formative piece, molding and shaping must be done, and it can be painful. If done correctly. On the other hand, you will be set up beyond your needs because you helped others fulfill their needs. How do I, through the A-Note Leadership Series, plan to mold and shape those whom have plans and aspirations to help others fulfill their needs? Starting in November I will start taking applications on the aspeaker1.com web-site to choose at least one small business or non-profit to award a $10,000 prize for their commitment to excellence. This will not be easy, and I will not fall for the shell game. My goal is to help take someone’s passion to the next level and I will do exactly that because that is my mission and my vision. If you have enjoyed the journey so far, it is just getting started.

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career, he held a number of positions in Grand Blanc, MI, in the areas of human resources and stamping manufacturing. Gerald has also held various manufacturing leadership positions in company operations in Marion, IN; Livonia, MI; Parma, OH; Mansfield, OH; Troy, MI and Pontiac, MI. Gerald holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Administration from Kettering University and a master’s degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Back to the shell game...if I can close on just one note it would be this. We all have priorities and they are important, sometimes they feel as though they are the most important things in life as we see it. These priorities put stress on the body, they age us, they bring on sickness and unhappiness. Life puts priorities under shells and makes you choose, the shell can be a job, a

relationship, or an addiction. As you look under these shells hoping that you find what you are looking for I want to remind you of this; In life you will have an endless supply of priorities but those things will become as small as a spec of dust the moment that you realize that you are here to fulfill a PURPOSE not a priority.

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CAMPTOWN CEMETERY-BRENHAM, TX

Out and About with John Engel THE HISTORY It sits at the end of Mangrum Street in Brenham, a block away from the Mount Rose Church that owns it, two miles or so from the Blue Bell Creamery. Many members of the church did not know what it was. Most, including the neighbors and the principal of the school next door, thought it was a long abandoned 6 ½ acre plot. What it is, actually, is a very neglected and overgrown cemetery which served the black community when many were still enslaved. Kids from the elementary school would lose a ball in the field and return to tell the teachers stories of the graves in the field next door. The teachers never took the tales seriously. The Camptown Cemetery was the cemetery of the church for almost 200 years. It is the final resting place of many original citizens of The Republic of Texas. Although the records are very incomplete at this time, the earliest graves date around 1830. An estimated 600 people are

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buried at Camptown. There are several pecan trees that may be old enough to have been there during the Union Army occupation. These trees will also be dated as part of the restoration. During the era when Texas was an independent republic slavery was illegal. That said, however, many plantation and ranch owners used enslaved labor to harvest the crops and heard the cattle. The area was settled in the 1820’s by the Harrington family. The Harrington’s were among the families that received grant land under the “Old 300” land grant project of 1823.When the Harrington’s arrived in the area they may have brought some slaves with them to help run the ranch. History is very unclear on slaves in Texas as it was outlawed but this may have been the beginning of slavery in Texas.. After the Civil War ended, the area around the cemetery was used as an encampment for Union Soldiers, hence the name Camptown. Most of the soldiers that occupied the area were the Buffalo Soldiers. This is a name given to The Negro Cavalry by the Native Americans they fought. The soldiers were there to protect the emancipated slaves. When the soldiers left, the land was given to the Freedmen of Brenham. In fact, there is evidence of a distillery and brewery built by the Union Army near the cemetery which is the subject of another archaeological project in the area.

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exposed or taken by this erosion.

The plot of land had been neglected and overgrown over the years. Deacon Eddie Harrison of the Mount Rose Church is directing the volunteers along with Bob Wishoff, a professional archaeologist, are in the process of clearing the land.

After the investigation and identification is completed, the land will be restored and historic markers will be placed to tell the story. Pathways will be added and the remaining trees will be trimmed and preserved. This project is not funded and is relying on the generosity of volunteers and private funds.

This is the first phase in the restoration of this historic land. After the land is cleared, Texas A & M University will be using some very high tech equipment to locate as many graves as possible. It is thought that there is a mass grave of Yellow Fever (also called The Texas Plague) in the cemetery. It is known that two Union Officers were struck down by the fever and buried at another location. When slaves died, the family was not permitted to attend a funeral. The reason was that the owners did not want their property to gather and plot against their owners. Usually a couple of men were sent to dig a grave and bury the body without ceremony. If the deceased was lucky, a pine box was used to inter the remains. A wooden cross or upside down bottle was often used to mark the burial. Many of the gravesites are unmarked and many of the markers are worn or damaged. There is evidence of family plots that contain several graves. Some of these that are more recent are bordered by cement foundations and fences, many of which are badly damaged. At the back side of the cemetery runs a small creek. Over the years it is believed that the creek may have eroded and taken land that was once part of the cemetery. There is a possibility that some graves were

My involvement came through a group of motorcyclists I am associated with, Rolling Thunder. Rolling Thunder is a group of military supporters who believe that our heritage military must be preserved. Many of the residents of the cemetery served in the United Stated Armed Forces in several wars. Some of the markers even declare the dated of service for the deceased. Rolling Thunder was contacted by the Brenham Heritage Museum and when asked if they could help, they jumped at the opportunity. We were joined in this effort by several other groups, including students from Brenham High School, The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. About 40 of us arrived mid-morning on Saturday. We grabbed chain saws, machetes, weed trimmers and other tools. During the day we were able to increase the area cleared from about one acre to over three acres. A few more clean up days will be required to finish this phase of the project.

The objective is to clear the grounds enough by the end of the year so the process of identifying graves and plot the history of the cemetery could begin. The next phase will involve grave identification and marking. Records will be created to identify and remember as many of the deceased as possible. Then the land will be leveled and the stones reset where possible. According to Deacon Harrison, because of the poverty in the area, many people were buried without markers and many without coffins. If two family members died together it was not unusual for them to be buried together without casket or gravestone. If a marker was set it was often either very soft sandstone or a wooden cross. Oddly enough, some of the older stones are in remarkable shape and some of the newer ones are extremely faded and worn. Apparently, families that had more resources were able to afford marble stones that endured the neglect well. Many of the markers were knocked over and broken, most likely by vandals. Evidence of very old bottles (alcoholic and otherwise) have suggested that the land had been used by youths to make out or sit and drink. In fact the Brenham Heritage Museum has started a display of bottles uncovered in the cemetery and dated. Bottles from every decade starting in 1920 are currently in the Camptown display.


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CAMPTOWN CEMETERY-BRENHAM, TX WHAT CA BE DOE The restoration project is being handled by the Brenham Heritage Museum under the direction of Director Doug Price. The next work date will be on Saturday, November 16. Several groups from Houston and other cities will be heading to Brenham to further clear the land. Currently about 50% of the area is cleared enough to be examined. If you are interested in assisting with project or wish to get more information, contact the Brenham Heritage Museum at info@brenhamheritagemuseum.org or call then at 979-8308445. The Museum would wel-

come church or civic groups that are interested in preserving the history of this area. This is the last scheduled work day for the year. However, there are small work projects going on almost every weekend, weather permitting. If you want to see some very informative videos of the project, visit www.youtube.com and type “Camptown� in the search box. Deacon Harrison is featured in a couple of the videos talking about the cemetery and its history. There are also videos showing some of the Rolling Thunder ceremonies and several other interviews.

day and hope to visit several times in the coming years to see the progress and preservation efforts. Just walking through the cemetery brought a sense that what happened in the area was extremely important and deserved respect.

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Email - king-ads@hotmail.com A KING-SIZE MOVER AND SHAKER - AALIYAH LEDAY By Dr. Victor Keys A King-Size View Our Kingsize Mover and Shaker for the month of October is Aaliyah Leday. Aaliyah is a freshman at John H. Reagan High School. There she is a freshmen cheerleader and a member of the National Honor Society. For the first six weeks Aaliyah excelled academically with six As, one B, and all Es in conduct. Her mother stated that she is so proud of her and that Aaliyah looks forward to going to school everyday. When asked what her future goals were, Aaliyah stated that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She added that once she becomes a veterinarian, she was going to move to Hollywood, have fun, and meet famus people.

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PAT BUTLER CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY BIG TIME By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View Longtime supporter of Southern Soul, R & B and Blues Pat Butler had a wonderful year in 2013. At the end of August she married and the first weekend in October she celebrated her birthday big time. Inviting friends and family over the Joyce’s “Club Hole in the Wall” on Jensen, but don’t let the name fool you. This is a wonderful place to have an event. Butler

The Artist known as Lysa-200 percent Woman

who spent years working with the Chittilin’ Circuit and working with the likes of the late Marvin Sease. In the mid-90s Pat also met Soul and Blues Legend Ernie Johnson out of Dallas, Texas. They have been friends for years so it was fit and proper for Johnson to headline some of Pat’s friends to help her celebrate. Johnson talked about coming to Houston to help Pat celebrate. “King you know Pat has been so good for our profession and I consider it an honor to be part of her birthday weekend”. Ernie was also one of the performers at Pat’s wedding. “It’s the least I can do considering how much she has help us over the years.

Karen Wolfe made the trip to Houston to be with Pat on this special occasion. Wolfe, who is the former sister-in-law to the great Denise La Salle and spent more than 12 years singing background with the Lady of the Blues. “Yes it was rough when I first went out on my own by Denise told me to get on out there and I’m glad I did and we are working hard to keep this brand of music alive“. Making the trip from Memphis was Terry Wright who played with the late Marvin Sease among others was excited as well. “You King, Pat has been there for us so I feel it’s the right thing to do is to come to Houston and be with her”.

Still employed with the Harris County Sheriff Department, Pat has been able to work full-time and still stay busy helping the Southern Soul circuit keep going as well. Last year we ran into Pat at the Jus’ Blues Music Award Dinner in Memphis. Charles Mitchell was happy to have her there.

On the way they stopped in Louisiana and picked up the Artist known as Lysa-the 200 per cent Woman and she too was excited to make the trip to Houston. “We are working hard to keep our brand of music alive and well and this trip is just another way to keep it going”.

So without a doubt her friend

Brittany Yates another young

and up and coming talent made her way from Dallas, Texas. “Oh King, you know I’ve worked with E. J (Ernie Johnson) on his latest Gospel Release so you know when I found out about this, there was no one I was going to miss it. Among the guest list is the dynamic Vickie Baker who actually is a high school band director and had a football game that Friday night before flying to Houston on Saturday for the show. “Hey this is two of my favorite people Pat’s having a

birthday and you know I use to sing background with E.J. and she went on to say it was a honor for her as well. D J Mouton provided the entertainment while the party untold. We are happy Pat on both her wedding and her birthday celebrations and feel honored to be profiling it in A King-size View Newspaper. We invite you to www.kingsizeview.com and click on to Pat Butler’s photo to view the interviews to find out more about the guest list.

King Arthur and Pat Butler - All photos by Dr. Victor Keys

Karen Wolfe-The Princess of Southern Soul Pat Butler the Birthday Diva King Arthur with the charming Brittany Yates

Terry Wright-The Anytime Man

A few photos from Pat Butler’s file taken at Club Hole in the Wall on the big night

The King shares a moment with the lovely and talented Vickie Baker


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LINEMAN OF THE WEEK JOSHUA KIRKENDOLL-JACK YATES By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View The Jack Yates Lions rushed for 339 yards and scored 50 points to win the 9th Annual Fiesta Booker-Bryant Memorial Classic in a blowout of Booker T. Washington. A massive offensive line led by Joshua Kirkendoll pushed the Eagles front all over Delmar stadium on Friday night. With help from his friends Titus Bryant

and Devin Allen the Lions controlled the line or scrimmage right from the state. The sophomore Kirkendoll told us after the game he and his teammates wanted to come out hard and run the ball and simply dominate the game. “Yes sir that was the plan to get after them right from the start and Titus and I wanted to get going early”. The Lions got going early and ended up with 477 yards of offense for the night.

Yates offensive lineman (73) Joshua Kirkendoll helped clear the way to big win over BTW-photo by Dr. Victor Keys

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

KABARA GIBSON-BTW While covering the 9th Annual fiesta Booker-Bryant Memorial Classic we spotted the BTW majorette going through their warm-ups and asked Mrs. Rogers their sponsor to give us one of their most outstanding students. She chose the charming and talented Kabara Gibson a senior who is a finalist to the title of Miss Washington. Kabara

is the daughter of Joyce Griffin and Chester Gibson and wants to go into engineering and has her eyes set on Texas A&M as her choice. When asked about moving to a small time like College Station Kabara replied; Oh I like the small town atmosphere and that’s fine with me”. On Sundays you will find the Gibson family over at Good

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COACH OF THE WEEK JEFFERY CEASAR-YATES By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View While recovering from an auto accident this summer Yates first year head coach Jeffery Ceasar is still getting the job done. Thanks to outstanding offensive coordinators Marshall Lawson and defensive coordinator David Phillips the Lions are off to a 6-2 start and moved to 4-1 in district with a resounding 50-0 win over the Booker T. Washington Eagles in the 9th Annual Fiesta Booker-Bryant Memorial Classic. Dressed in his Classic Tee-shirt and cap Ceasar was driven on the field by Houston ISD Athletic Director Marmion Dambrino to receive the winner Cup along with Offensive coordinator Marshall Lawson. Having spent time with the Lions program under Clarence McKinney a while back Ceasar feels good about the direction the program is headed. “I would say we are jelling going into the playoffs after bouncing back beating Furr 20-13”. Having a good week of work, the Lions were ready. “We reminded them the records don’t matter and the BookerBryant Memorial Classic is big for our team and we told BTW would be ready. Having played under the late Eddie Robinson at

Grambling State Ceasar said; We learned from being around him we wanted to have Integrity and instill character in our teams“. In closing Ceasar added he felt first year coach Stacey Pierson had his Eagles ready and they are going to grow into a good football program”.

Hope Missionary Baptist Church where the electrifying Rev. D.Z. Cofield is the pastor. “Yes sir it has made a positive impact on my life because over all it simply made me a better person”.

her going we had to ask about the Government shutdown. “ For the most part it really didn’t affect us, but again it was odd to see so many lawmakers not going along with the President”.

We moved over to talk about the impact of Barack Obama becoming the first African American to be President of the United States. “I think it’s simply great and I knew he would win a second term”. We mention the Health Care legislation and Kabara had a comment. “I think that everyone needs some form of health care but I’m somewhat puzzled by the fact so many in the congress were so willing to go against the President after the Bill was passed into Law”. Since we had

On the subject of school spirit Kabara gave BTW a 9 and sited some students not being as active as they should be that holding them from getting a perfect 10. “It’s a fact some of our students just are objective enough to take part in school activities.

Studewood Cobra’s 2013 Football Independent Youth Sports November 9, 2013 – 1st round of playoffs November 26, 2013 – 2nd round of playoffs Super Bowl / Allstar – November 23, 2013

Using a game plan that took advantage of the miscues and turned them into touchdown the Lions wasted no time. It would appear after losing to Worthing two weeks ago and beaten Furr in a close 20-13 game the Lions

were out to re-establish themselves as one of the top teams in the district. Assisted by Marshall Lawson, Milford Stephenson, Emmanuel Ajiodo, Clif Groce, David Phillips, Michael Hickey and Sherard Hooper, Ceasar got the Lions rolling into the playoffs with a full head of steam. Furr stayed close with a win this week and Worthing maintained their one game lead with a win over Scarborough for homecoming.

King Arthur Presents Jeffery Ceasar head coach and Marshall Lawson offensive coordinator the 9th Annual Fiesta Booker-Bryant Memorial Classic Cup after the Lions rolled past BTW 50-0 - photo by Dr. Victor Keys

Describing herself as a strong educated young woman Kabara says she owns all her success to her mother. “It was her caring but disciplinary approach that kept me on the straight and narrow path, because she also encouraged and pushed me to be at my best at all-times. No offense to the other young lady who’s running for Miss Washington, but she has to go some to beat out Kabara!

Kabara Gibson- a senior majorette for the Baby Ocean of Soul Band - photo by Dr. Victor Keys


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JACK YATES LIONS ROAR PAST BTW IN 9TH ANNUAL FIESTA BBMC 50-0 By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View The Jack Yates Lions roared past the Booker T. Washington Eagles in the 9th Annual Fiesta Booker-Bryant Memorial Classic 50-0. Striking quickly and often the Lions rolled up 477 total yards as QB Brandon Harris led the charge and accounted for five touchdowns in the win. Yates opened the scoring when Harris a 5 feet 11 inch junior hit Ma’Cajah Freeman from 13 yards out and the Lions were on the board. He would find Freeman again and twice he would connect with Kenyon Tennessee on scoring passes. After that Hayes broke on from 82 yards away to put the game on ice and also put his name in the record books as the top performer in the nine-year Classic.

Running back Anthony Martin led the Lions with 152 yards rushing and one touchdown in 17 carries. Still recovering from injuries received in an auto accident head coach Jeffery Ceasar did make the game and offensive

coordinator Marshall Lawson and Defensive coordinator David Phillips took care of things in his absence. The 50 point win is the largest in the Classic history topping the 4125 win in 2009 and the Lions 40-13 win in 2007.

BTW Cheerleaders

Gerry sessions returned an interception 42 yards for a score as Yates jumped to a 16-0 lead and never looked back.

Mrs. LaShonda Bilbo-Irvin BTW Principal with her family

The Jack Yates Lions cheerleaders

King Arthur with Fiesta BBMC MVP Brandon Hayes of Jack Yates

Ms Bilton of the Oceanettes and Ms. O’Bryant of the Silk Waves share a photo together

Aaron Watson and King Arthur looking over half-time presentation

BTW Alumni proving support for Eagles - All by Dr. Victor Keys

The lovely and charming Mrs. Charlotte Bryant

Kierra George singing her heart out at the half for BTW bringing back memories of how the band performed under the late Edwin “Pop” Bigsby


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JACK YATES LIONS ROAR PAST BTW IN 9TH ANNUAL FIESTA BBMC 50-0

BTW Band working up a storm

Tim Bryant, Aaron Watson Mrs. Charlotte Bryant Ronnie Coleman and Byron Bryant

BTW Oceanettes posing

Yates Principal Donetrus G. Hill Annette Booker Aaron Watson Kelvin Cofield Mrs. Clairene Booker, Ronnie Coleman, Maurice McGowan

King Arthur with Fiesta BBMC Rising Star eal Blacklock of BTW

John Paul Baptiste and Pepe getting ready for the game at Delmar Stadium

Pepe Fiesta Mascot Logo getting ready for action

Yates Fans at Delmar

Aaron Watson present Mrs. Clairene Booker with Award at Halftime

BTW Majorettes posing for magnificent photo

The BTW Silk Waves posing with silky smooth photo

BTW and J Y Cheerleaders share in photo


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BRAVES SCALP TIGERS IN HOMECOMING SHOWDOWN AT BBVA STADIUM By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View The TSU Tigers held their annual Homecoming game at the new BBVA Compass Stadium with only a handful of people present. Alcorn jumped to a 6-0 lead as Haiden McCraney booted field goals of 40 and 27 yards. But TSU came back with a Daveonn Porter 2 yard run to take a 7-6 lead. Eric Medina, a La Porte native connected from 30 yards out to give the Tigers a106 lead. It was then former Studewood Cobra and BTW Eagle John Gibbs Jr. get his rhythm going and found Anthony Williams III from 32 yards out to give the Braves a 13-10 lead. TSU kept on fighting and Medina connected from 44 yards out as the half game to an end with the score tied at 13. The hard running of QB Homer Causey who finished with 110 yards on 15 carries help keep the Tigers in the game all the way. We were happy to guest on KTSU 90.0 FM with Larry “ChattBox Hale and Devin Wade. It gave us an opportunity to talk about the 9th Annual Fiesta Booker-Bryant Memorial Classic. Also with me on the day was former Houston Oiler running back Ronnie Coleman and it was fitting that Coleman talk with Devin Wade about the loss of the legendary Bum

Phillips. “Bum was a special person and much more than a football coach, he got our team together and he made us want to play harder for him and this City”. Coleman and is wife Julia have a Ministry and he praised the fact Bum Phillips was also a Christian. “Yes I got a call from former Oiler lineman David Carter and former tight end Mike Barber and we knew it was Bum’s last days but he took it like the man he was”. Coleman closed the interview by saying he recalls Bum talking about how the Oilers would kick the door in after going to the AFC title game two years in a row against Pittsburgh in 78 and 79. “Well Bum just crossed over into Heaven and this time he didn’t have to kick the door to get in”.

The two teams traded turnovers in the second half and Gibbs again got a good drive going and found sophomore receiver LaDarrien Davis from 39 yards out to put the game away at 2013. We spoke with talented QB who is the conference second leading passer. “Yes sir we came out with a lot of ups and downs and to be honest with you more downs than ups, but our defense was able to hold them until we got on track and got a win”. Gibbs went on to take the blame for a couple of fumbles but he got help from senior setback Arnold Walker who had 23 carries for 136 yards in the contest. “Coach told us we are stopping ourselves and if we stop that we can score at will”.

When it comes to coming home Gibbs was very excited. “Yes sir you see my family over there and plus I know guys on TSU team and we knew they would play us hard because they didn’t want us to spoil their homecoming”. As we continued talking with Gibbs we asked about the game winning 39 yard TD toss to Davis. “Actually I was reading to will and when Will shot out I read to Mike and then to LaDarrien popped open and I hit him and he scored”. Looking back into his pass Gibbs praised

the Studewood Cobras coaches and BTW coaches along with former Houston Oiler Ronnie Coleman who worked with Gibbs this summer. “It all helped me and especially what Mr. Coleman taught me because I was able to go back to it and it all helped me get better”. After a slow start Gibbs finished the day 15 of 40 for 230 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed 8 times for 36 more yards. As he continues to work with coach Jay Hopson and QB coach Fred “Air” McNair the sky is the limit on how well this kid is going to play before he’s done!

Alcorn’s running back Arnold Walker (1) Tigers make their way on to BBVA field Alcorn State QB John Gibbs (3)

TSU own Terrance Bolton sings national Anthem before Homecoming game

Devin Wade, Ronnie Coleman and King Arthur

Doc John Harvey and Dr. Charles McClelland of TSU

Mr. and Miss TSU takes center stage

Homecoming Court - All photos by Dr. Victor Keys


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BRAVES SCALP TIGERS IN HOMECOMING SHOWDOWN AT BBVA STADIUM

Congressman Al Green with Mr. and Mrs. Rudley of TSU

King Arthur, John Gibbs Jr. and Ronnie Coleman

Mr. and Mrs. Rudley

TSU Tigers Mascots

Homer Causey (4) TSU QB plays very hard

Action shot

Former Yates star now TSU defensive back Darveon Trahan

TSU Alumni Cheerleaders joins the fun

Jazz Guitarist Joe Carmouche joins in the fun

The great Jewel Brown performing some down home blues

John Gibbs Jr. (3) of Alcorn joins his family in the stands after the game


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BRAVES SCALP TIGERS IN HOMECOMING SHOWDOWN AT BBVA STADIUM

Warming up drills

Alcorn State and TSU Cheerleaders group shot

John Gibbs is interviewed by the King

Alcorn State Braves Cheerleaders

TSU ocean of Soul Band

Alcorn State Cheerleader sponsor Ms. Kenyatta

TSU Brandon Thomas (40) former Sterling Raider player

TSU Cheerleaders


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WORTHING COLTS GALLOPING TOWARD THE PLAYOFFS By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View The Worthing Colts spotted Jack Yates a 13-0 lead and then scored 30 points to win the game 30-19 and take over sole first place in district 23-3A. The Colts rushed for 160 yards and passed for another 186 on the Lions proud defense in the win. It marks the second time the Colts have beaten the Lions in the past decade. If the Colts can hang on they can claim for first

district title since 1986 when Robert “Bull” Wilson led them to the title over Madison. The defense held Yates to only 11 first downs and only 57 yards passing. Coach Brandon Ellis was excited after the game and talked with us. “I’m so proud of these guys because we’ve known since they were freshmen this day was coming and they have worked so hard on 7 on 7 and getting ready for this day”. Ellis who played at Colorado and a brief stint with the Houston Texans went on to say he feels if they can stay injury free they are not only expecting

Alfred Robertson had a hand in all of Worthing 30 points against Yates Darius Hudson Worthing defensive back following in the footsteps of his uncle Chris Hudson

to make the playoffs but they expect to be there for a while. “We put so much time into 7 on 7 and it finally paying off for them”. Ellis went to add his team is reading defenses and just getting yards after they catch the ball and that’s a true sign they have been paying attention to our coaching staff. “Hey these guys don’t get paid for all the time we put in on 7 on 7 but everyone pitched in and now you are seeing the results of that hard work here tonight”. In closing coach Ellis said he told his team they are a family and truly love playing with one another and have truly tuned out everything but what we do together.

to do once we caught the ball”. Footwork and conditioning were a plus and the offensive line helped them throw the football. “We just hooked the D-end and the receiver just roll right around him all game long”.

mers. “We got our timing down and if our offensive and defensive line continue to take us we can really go places”. On Yates Robertson said with Yates only rushing 3 guys they knew they would able to run on them.

Alfred Robertson did his thing to the tune of 17 rushes for 112 yards and three touchdowns and connected on 11 of 20 passes for186 yards and another touchdown. The talented senior also rushed for two P A Ts and passed for another in the win. “Oh sir I feel we can go as far as we continue to follow our coaching to deep in the playoffs”. When asked about the 7 on 7 working the past two sum-

Darius Hudson, the nephew of former Worthing Colt, Colorado Buffalo and Jacksonville Jaguar Chris Hudson also played a role in the Colts win. “It’s very exciting for us and if we continue to work hard good things will happen to us”. But according to Hudson the key to the big district win was being able to stop Jack Yates from running the football. The Lions had 147 yards on 32 carries in the game.

Yzerick Oliver had 123 yards and one touchdown on 8 catches for the Colts in the win and spoke with us a minute after the game. “Yates was playing the same defense that St. Pius played and while they were rushing 3 people and dropping back 8 guys in coverage so we just ran the ball on them”. He went on to say his yards after the catches he made was a direct result from working hard on that during the 7 on 7 this summer. “Yes sir that’s what it was because we were working hard and learning our routes and what Darius Hudson with King Arthur Prayther

Yzerick Oliver (4)- Worthing receiver had 8 catches for 123 yards and one touchdown versus Yates

KSV own Lester Jordan (Junior) enjoying the game with friends and family at Butler stadium

Sharla Gordon Assistant HISD Athletic Director along with former Austin Great Robert McLemore now the caretaker at Butler

Coach Brandon Ellis has Colts Galloping toward the playoff with exciting brand of football

Jack Yates Lions Cheerleaders

Worthing Colts Cheerleaders - All photos by Dr. Victor Keys


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WORTHING COLTS GALLOPING TOWARD THE PLAYOFFS

Young trainers from Worthing Londyn Sampson and Madison Tyler of Yates posing for photos

Jack Yates band at Butler stadium

The Southeast Saints join in to Support the Lions

Action Shot from Yates-Worthing Showdown

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WHAT IS TRUTH? THANKSGIVING Thanksgiving: There are many in the religious world today having FUN; having HOLIDAY feasts, parties, drinks, just having a merry good time (REVELLIG). We are sure some if not most would ask, what’s wrong with that? There is nothing wrong with it according to our FLESH, actually it is FU! But according to Christ and his apostles, to our SPIRIT it is a vexation, to our SOUL it is damnation John12:24-26, because the FLESH cannot please GOD. The CARNAL MIND is hatred against GOD and is not SUBJECT to the LAW of GOD. Thereby, not having the Spirit of Christ (antichrist), please read; Rom.8:1-10; Gal.5:16-25; Phil.3:16-20; Titus3:8-11. For even when the, “Holiday” season starts, what is truly thought of the most? Is it Christ or is it the time off, the fleshly family gatherings, the glutinous foods and drinks, the carnal games, the vain carnal trees and decorations, and or the materialistic “gifts”? According to scripture our thoughts cannot be of Christ, when the things that we are observing and or doing, CANNOT be found in HIS instructions to HIS BODY, the Church (Matt.17:1-8; Matt.28:18-20; John17:16-23; 2Cor.1:12-14; Eph.3:1-7; 2Pet.3:1-2; 1John4:56). But rather are the things that goes against Christ, thereby DENYING HIM and his FATHER, (ANTICHRIST) (Isa.29:11-14; Matt.15:7-9; Mark. 7:6-9; Luke 6:43-49; 1John2:15-26; 2John1:7-13). Let your conversation be ONLY about the ONE thing that is NEEDFUL; Christ, the scriptures, and soul salvation while at these gatherings, and see how popular you will be (Philp.1:27; 1Tim.4:11 -16; 1Pet.1:13-19; 2Pet.3:8-12). Take the carnal, fleshly wants of man out of the equation; there would be no observance of these CARNAL days that Christ has not authorized, to those that are his. The proof is in the pudding; our GOD is truly our BELLY because it seems as though nothing in this WORLD, including the Religious World, can be observed without carnal foods, and or our carnal/ fleshly wants. “Luke 10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from

her.” “Phil 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. 17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who (1)mind earthly things.) 20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:” Definition: (1)MID EARTHLY THINGS -from 5424; to exercise the mind, i.e. entertain; by implication, to be (mentally) disposed; intensively, to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience): KJV— set the affection on, (be like-, + be of one, + be of the same, + let this) mind (-ed), regard, savour, think.

Please listen to what Jesus told the multitude; “John 6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.” For those that were to be invited to a feast, Jesus Christ left instructions. Now this is also an example of TRUE GIFT giving, and Christians MUST be of the TRUTH, John17:16-17. Note the definition of GIFT (g¹ft) n. 1. Something that is bestowed voluntarily and WITHOUT (1) compensation. - 1. To offset; counterbalance. 2. To make satisfactory payment or reparation to; recompense or reimburse. “Luke 14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. 13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot (2)recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.” Definitions: (2) for they cannot recompence thee-468 antapodoma-the thing paid back, requital; 467 antapodidomi (antap-od-ee’-do-mee): KJV— recompense, render, repay. If these instructions were followed, the so-called Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter FEASTS would not exist with those professing Christ. Christians are to give to the

needy always, not on some day put in place by man, the creature, please read: (Matt.5:3848; Luke 6:27-36; Acts20:29-35; Rom.12:9-21; Gal.2:9-10; 6:910; Eph.4:28; Phil.2:1-8. Then, we would be following the instructions of God, the Creator, through Christ, and his apostles. But many choose NOT to follow these and many other instructions left by Christ. Why is this; is it because of the lack of knowledge or just being rebellious, because of what we like, (our BELLIES)? “Matt 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” “Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.” Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Now here is a day that is among many others, that is Highly Esteemed among MEN, and has been set up by man for his BELLY, the things that he LIKES. Note the origin of this day; “The Thanksgiving holiday has its origin in the Puritan Thanksgivings of colonial New England. Both the Pilgrims of Plymouth and the Boston Puritans were strict Calvinist Protestants.” “Cal·vin·ism) n. The religious doctrines of John Calvin, emphasizing the omnipotence of God and the salvation of the elect by God’s grace alone.” Please check the complete history of this tradition, and you will find it NOT being at all CHRIST LIKE. As we have read, this tradition came MUCH too late to be of Christ or his apostles. Here again is the problem; it follows not the instruction given by Christ (Luke14:12-14; Rom.12:16). There is no need for man to set up such, not for a Christian because; the instructions for giving thanks has already been set by THE WORD, and it is Perfect and Complete. The CREATOR needs NO help from the CREATURE (Rom.1:25). The creature MUST OBEY and follow the instructions already given, IF we are to be followers

of CHRIST through his apostles, (Christians). Christians must abound in thanksgiving 24/7, and give thanks when ever we eat, according to the apostles’ word, not on some day given by man. Christianity is not SEASONAL, but a 24/7 LIFESTYLE, and according to scripture ALL THIGS MUST be done with thanksgiving. The statement, “salvation of the elect by God’s grace alone,” is OT according to scripture; therefore it is ERROR and is dangerous! According to scripture, we are saved by grace, but NOT grace ALONE. We are saved by many things, grace being one, baptism and the obedience of the WORD being another, which is another lesson, but for now please read (James1:21-27; 1Pet.3:20-22). As we start this study please get your Bible, and pay close attention to all scriptures and all definitions. The study: Thanksgiving by Christ through his apostles to His body, the church; Thanksgiving-2169 eucharistia (yoo-khar-is-tee’-ah);- from 2170; gratitude; actively, grateful language (to God, as an act of worship): KJV— thankfulness, (giving of) thanks (-giving).

2 Cor 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.(KJV) 2 Cor 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. 10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) 11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints,

but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; 13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your (1)liberal (2)distribution unto them, and unto all men; 14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.(KJV)

Definitions: (1)liberal-572 haplotes (hap-lot’-ace); from 573; singleness, i.e. (subjectively) sincerity (without dissimulation or self-seeking), or (objectively) generosity (copious bestowal): KJV— bountifulness, liberal (-ity), simplicity, singleness. (2)distribution-2842 koinonia (koy-nohn-ee’-ah); from 2844; partnership, i.e. (literally) participation, or (social) intercourse, or (pecuniary) benefaction: KJV— (to) communicate (-ation), communion, (contri-) distribution, fellowship. Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your (1)moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.(KJV) Definition: (1)moderation-1933 epieikes (ep-ee-i-kace’);from 1909 and 1503; appropriate, i.e. (by implication) mild: KJV— gentle, moderation, patient. Col 2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. 5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. 6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8 Beware lest any man (1)spoil you through (2)philosophy and vain deceit, after the (3)tradition of men, after the (4)rudiments of the (5)world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:(KJV)


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WHAT IS TRUTH? THANKSGIVING CONT. Definitions: (1)spoil you through -4812 sulagogeo- to carry off booty: a) to carry one off as a captive (and slave) b) to lead away from the truth and subject to one’s sway. (2)philosophy and vain deceit -5385 from 5386 philosophia- love of wisdom; used either of zeal for or skill in any art or science, any branch of knowledge. 5386 philosophos (fil-os’-of-os);from 5384 and 4680; fond of wise things, i.e. a “philosopher”: KJV— philosopher. (3) after the tradition of men-3862 paradosis- 2) a giving over which is done by word of mouth or in writing, that is, tradition by instruction, narrative, precept, etc. a) objectively, that which is delivered, the substance of a teaching. (4)after the rudiments-4747 stoicheion- b) the elements from which all things have come, the material causes of the universe c) the heavenly bodies, either as parts of the heavens or (as others think) because in them the elements of man, life and destiny were supposed to reside d) the elements, rudiments, primary and fundamental principles of any art, science, or discipline, that is, of mathematics, Euclid’s geometry. (5)of the world and not after Christ.-2889 kosmos- 1) an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government 3) the world, the universe 4) the circle of the earth, the earth 5) the inhabitants of the earth, men, the human race 6) the ungodly multitude; the whole mass of men alienated from God, and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ 7) world affairs, (the aggregate / the whole sum) of things earthly; the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments riches, advantages, pleasures, etc., which although hollow and frail and fleeting, stir desire, seduce from God and are obstacles to the cause of Christ. Col 4:2 (1)Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; (see also 1Thes 3:7-13) Definition: (1)Continue in prayer-4342 proskartereo-1) to adhere to one, to be his adherent, to be devoted or constant to one 2) to be steadfastly attentive unto, to give unremitting care to a thing 3) to continue all the time in a place 4) to persevere and not to faint 1 Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, (1)giving heed to (2)seducing spirits, and (3)doctrines of (4)devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanks-

giving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. 7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.(KJV) Definitions:(1)giving heed4337 prosecho- 2) to turn the mind to, to attend to be attentive; to a person or a thing: of caring for, providing for 3) to give attention to, to take heed 4) to apply oneself to, to attach oneself to, to hold or to cleave to a person or a thing a) to be given or addicted to b) to devote thought and effort to. (2)to seducing spirits 4108 planos-1) wandering, roving 2) misleading, leading into error a) a vagabond, a “tramp“, an imposter b) a corrupter, a deceiver. (3)and doctrines1319- didaskalia (did-as-kal-ee’ah); from 1320; instruction (the function or the information): 1) teaching, instruction 2) teaching a) what is taught, doctrine b) teachings, preceptsKJV— doctrine, learning, teaching. (4)of devils -1140 daimonion (daheemon’-ee-on); neuter of a derivative of 1142; a daemonic being; by extension a deity: 1) the divine power, deity, divinity 2) a spirit, a being inferior to God, superior to men 3) evil spirits or the messengers and ministers of the devil KJV-devil, god.> see: 2 Cor.4:1-6, esp.verse 4. We MUST believe on Christ through the words of the Apostles, according to Christ himself John17:20-21, and continue steadfast in the apostles’ doctrine as those before us (Acts 1:1-4; Acts2:41-42), this is SAFE. Why must we always do the things to please the flesh rather than God? HIS Son did NOT: “1 Pet 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:” Christians MUST deny themselves as CHRIST did, and follow Him; hating our lives here (John 12:24-26), by crucifying and mortifying the flesh, according to God through Christ and his apostles. There be few that are willing to SUFFER and FOLLOW THE WORD, which is Christ, (the narrow way), but there are many that choose to follow traditions and

commandments of men, (the broad way), rather then Christ and his apostles, please read; Matt 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? “Mark 8:33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou (1)savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men. 34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him (2)deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”(see also Matt.16:23-25; Luke9:22-23; Titus 2:12-15 ) Definitions: (1)savourest not5426 phroneo (fron-eh’-o); from 5424; to exercise the mind, to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience): KJV— set the affection on, (be like-, + be of one, + be of the same, mind (ed), regard, savour, think. (2)Deny himself-533 aparneomai (ap-ar-neh’-om-ahee); from 575 and 720; to deny utterly, i.e. disown, abstain: KJV— deny.a) to affirm that one has no acquaintance or connection with someone b) to forget oneself, lose sight of oneself and one’s own interests Rom 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the (1)flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit (2)do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.(KJV) Definitions: (1)Flesh-4561 sarx (sarx); flesh i.e. or (by extension) the body (as opposed to

the soul [or spirit], or as the symbol of what is external, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties [physically or morally] and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such): KJV— carnal (-ly, + -ly minded), flesh ([-ly]). (2)Do mortify-2289 thanatoo (than-ato’-o); from 2288 to kill (literally or figuratively): KJV— become dead, (cause to be) put to death, kill, mortify. Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ’s have (1)crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. (see also Gal 6:14; Col 3:5-10) Definition:(1)Crucified the flesh-4717 stauroo-b) metaphorically, to crucify the flesh, destroy its power utterly (the nature of the figure implying that the destruction is attended with intense pain) The scriptures teach that among many works of the flesh, REVELLING is one of them, and that those participating in it or any such like, shall not inherit the kingdom of God. As we start this study, please as always, pay close attention to all scriptures and all definitions of words. We believe this will allow a better understanding of why TRUE Christians, i.e. followers of Christ through His apostles, cannot and must not Party; thereby making them right, righteous with God. REVELLIGS: Tis the season to be Jolly; Jol·ly adj. jol·li·er, jol·li·est. 1. Full of good humor and high spirits. 3. Greatly pleasing; enjoyable. •merry. 1. To amuse oneself with humorous or teasing banter. A good or festive time, Amusement; kicks. • sad (antonym) • depressed (antonym). Folly• silliness• absurdity• absurdness• craziness• foolishness Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, (1)revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Definitions: (1)revellings and such like -2970 komos (ko’mos); a carousal (as if letting loose): KJV— revelling, rioting. a revel, carousal; a nocturnal and riotous procession of half-drunken and frolicsome fellows who after supper parade through the streets with torches and music in honor of Bacchus or some other deity, and sing and play before houses of male and female friends; hence, used generally of feasts and drinking parties that are protracted until late at night and indulge in revelry1. To take great pleasure or delight. 2.

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To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry. rev·el n. A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking. . (n.) Joyful, exuberant activity and entertainment: FU, reveling, festivity, gaiety, jollification, merriment, merrymaking, party. ANTONYM: be downcast> (John12:24-26 etc) FU (f¾n) n. 1. A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure 1. To behave playfully; joke. —fun adj. Informal. Enjoyable; amusing. —idiom. for fun or in fun. As a joke; playfully.2. (n.) Playful and often noisy activity: • horseplay• clowning• playfulness• sport• antic• game 3. (v.) To tease or mock goodhumoredly:• fool• jest• kid (colloquial) Prov 23:20 Be not among (1)winebibbers; among (2)riotous eaters of flesh: Definitions: (1)winebibbers5433 caba’ (saw-baw’); a primitive root; to quaff to satiety, i.e. become tipsy: KJV— drunkard, fillself, Sabean, [wine-] bibber. 3196 yayin (yah’-yin);wine (as fermented); by implication, intoxication: KJV— banqueting, wine, wine [-bibber]. (2)riotous-2151 zalal (zaw-lal’); to quake; figuratively, to be loose morally, worthless or prodigal: KJV— blow down, glutton, riotous (eater), vile. Glut·ton (gl¾t“n) n. 1. A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of FOOD and DRINK. Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Rom 13:13 Let us (1)walk honestly, as in the day; not in (2)rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.(KJV) Definitions: (1) Walk-figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary): KJV— go, be occupied with, walk (about), to regulate one’s life, to conduct oneself , to pass one’s life. (2) Rioting-a revel, carousal; a nocturnal and riotous procession of half-drunken and frolicsome fellows who after supper parade through the streets with torches and music in honor of Bacchus or some other deity, and sing and play before houses of male and female friends; hence, used generally of feasts and drinking parties that are protracted until late at night and indulge in revelry


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WHAT IS TRUTH? THANKSGIVING CONT. 1 Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.(KJV) Eph 5:14 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;(KJV) II Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in (1)unrighteousness. (see 1Tim 5:5-6; 2Tim.3:1-7) Definition:(1)unrighteousness93 adikia (ad-ee-kee’-ah); from 94; (legal) injustice (properly, the quality, by implication, the act); morally, wrongfulness (of character, life or act) 3) a deed violating law and justice, act of unrighteousness: KJV— iniquity, unjust, unrighteousness, wrong. 1 Tim 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities. According to scripture, Christians MUST not live by the flesh anymore. Christians MUST put on Christ in baptism and KEEP him on, thereby putting on the new man, and that NEW man MUST be a SPIRITUAL one (Rom.8:5-9; Gal.3:27). For when we choose to take Christ OFF for our Belly’s sake (fleshly wants); we then become that old fleshly man, and we SIN. We all have kinsmen in the flesh, but Christians MUST remember who their family truly is. The SPIRITUAL family reunion is set on each Lord’s Day (Acts20:1-7), and it must be attended (Heb.10:25). Jesus said….. “Who is my mother or my brethren, (Matt.12:47-50 & Mark3:32-35)?” If we are to be of Christ’s family, we MUST follow HIM. For all have not obeyed the gospel; Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.Rom 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the

gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (See also James1:21-25) Matt 12:46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.(KJV) Christians are not to have any fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but, rather reprove them (2Cor.6:14-18; 7:1-3; Eph.5:6-11). Christians can’t have it our way, we must do it Christ’s way, because we are NOT our own, we have been bought with a price (1Cor.6:20; 7:23). Rom 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. (see also Rom 13:11-13) 1 Cor 10: 20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. 22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? (KJV) Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.(see also Gal 5:25) (KJV) Eph 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20 But ye have not so learned Christ; 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that

ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (see also Eph 4:1-3) Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Contrary to what is being taught in the religious world today, EARTH is a Christians’ WORK place (Philip2:5-16), there is no time for FUN (horseplay), Christians MUST redeem the time (Eph.5:14-17). Christianity is a SERIOUS LIFESTYLE, and there is nothing more serious than it; in that it is about either having eternal life in HEAVEN, or eternal death and torment in HELL (Matt. 12:34-37; Mark9:43-48; Luke16:19-25; Heb.10:24-31). If Christ and those before us SUFFERED not to participate in such things, why do “Christians” today think they have the right not to suffer? True Christians today must SUFFER also, we MUST suffer to be obedient and follow those before us, so that we can cease from sin (Philip.1:29; Heb.5:89; 1 Pet 4:1-4). Here are some more scriptural instructions given for The Christian Lifestyle, TRUE Christians MUST focus and meditate on these and such like, to be right (righteous) with God, through Christ and his apostles. Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?(see also Matt.7:15-27) John 12:25 (1)He that loveth his life shall lose it; and (2)he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.(KJV) Definitions:(1)He that loveth5368 phileo (fil-eh’-o); from 5384; to be a friend to (fond of [an individual or an object]), i.e. have affection for (denoting personal attachment, as a matter of sentiment or feeling; a) to approve of b) to like c) to sanction 3) to be fond of doing; to kiss (as a mark of tenderness): KJV— kiss, love. (2)he that hateth-3404 miseo (mis-eh’o);from a primary misos (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by extension, to love less: KJV— hate (-ful). Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,

acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (KJV) Rom 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. (1)Mind not high things, but (2)condescend to men of (3)low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give (4)place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.(KJV) Definitions: (1)Mind not high things-5426 phroneo (fron-eh’o); from 5424; to exercise the mind, to be (mentally) disposed; intensively, to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience): KJV— set the affection on, (be) care (-ful), (be like-, + be of one, + be of the same, + let this) mind (-ed), regard, savour, think. (2)condescend to men-4879 sunapago-a) used of a thing, that is, by a thing, so as to experience with others the force of what carries away b) to yield or submit oneself to lowly things, conditions, employments: not to evade their power. (3)low estate-5011 tapeinos-1) not rising far from the ground a) as a condition, lowly, of low degree b) brought low with grief, depressed c) lowly in spirit, humble. (4) give place unto wrath-5117 topos-b) opportunity, power, occasion for acting (see Matt.5:38-39) Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk (1)circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.(KJV)…….Definition: (1)circumspectly-exactly, accurately, diligently. (See also Eph.3:1-5) Phil 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. 29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;(KJV)

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Phil 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. 17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (see also Col 1:9-12; 1Thes 2:11-12; 1Tim 6:17-19) Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. (KJV) James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself (1)unspotted from the (2)world. Definitions: (1)unspotted-784 aspilos (as’-pee-los); from 1 (as a negative particle) and 4695; unblemished (physically or morally): KJV— without spot, unspotted. (2) from the world2889 kosmos-1) an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government 6) the ungodly multitude; the whole mass of men alienated from God, and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ 7) world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments riches, advantages, pleasures, etc., which although hollow and frail and fleeting, stir desire, seduce from God and are obstacles to the cause of Christ James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? (KJV) James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the (1)friendship of the world is (2)enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a (3)friend of the world is the enemy of god.(see James 5:1-5)


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WHAT IS TRUTH? THANKSGIVING CONT. Definitions: (1)friendship of the world-5373 philia (fil-ee’ah);from 5384; fondness: KJV— friendship. (2)enmity with God-2189 echthra (ekh’-thrah); feminine of 2190; hostility; by implication, a reason for opposition: KJV— enmity, hatred. (3)friend-5384 philos (fee’-los); properly, dear, i.e. a friend; actively, fond, i.e. friendly (still as a noun, an associate, neighbor, etc.): KJV— friend. I Jn 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. (KJV) I Jn 2:15 (1)Love not the world, neither the things that are in the (2)world. If any man love the world, the (3)love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. 20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is (4)antichrist, that (5)denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. 26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that (6)seduce you.(KJV) Definitions: (1)Love not the world -25 agapao (ag-ap-ah’-o); perhaps from agan (much) [or compare 5689]; to love (in a social or moral sense), 1) used of persons: to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly 2) used of things: to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing: KJV— (be-) love (-ed). Compare 5368. (2) neither the things that are in the world 2889 kosmos-1) an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government 2) ornament, decoration, adorn-

ment, that is, the arrangement of the stars, `the heavenly hosts’, as the ornament of the heavens. 3) the world, the universe 4) the circle of the earth, the earth 5) the inhabitants of the earth, men, the human race 6) the ungodly multitude; the whole mass of men alienated from God, and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ 7) world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments riches, advantages, pleasures, etc., which although hollow and frail and fleeting, stir desire, seduce from God and are obstacles to the cause of Christ. (3)the love of the Father is not in him-26 agape (ag-ah’-pay); from 25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast: KJV— (feast of) charity ([-ably]), dear, good will, love. (4)He is antichrist-500 antichristos (an-tee’-khris-tos); from 473 and 5547; an opponent of the Messiah, the adversary of the Messiah: KJV— antichrist. (5)that denieth the Father and the Son-720 arneomai (ar-neh’om-ahee);perhaps from 1 (as a negative particle) and the middle voice of 4483; to contradict, i.e. disavow, reject, abnegate, 4) not to accept, to reject, to refuse something offered: KJV— deny, refuse. (6)that seduce you4105 planao-1) to cause to stray, to lead astray, to lead aside from the right way, to go astray, to wander, to roam about 2) metaphorically: a) to lead away from the truth, to lead into error, to deceive b) to be led into error c) to be led aside from the path of virtue, to go astray, to sin d) to sever or fall away from the truth; used of heretics e) to be led away into sin. TRUE Christians, i.e. followers of God, through Christ and his apostles, do not have any example of those before us having EARTHLY, CARNAL, SECULAR fun, joys, pleasures, parties, and revellings or any such things. But rather, we have been warned against such. Note the examples of the joys and pleasures of Christians before us; they are NOT EARTHLY, CARNAL, SECULAR ones, thereby following the instructions of JESUS CHRIST THE SAVOUR, (John 12:24-26). These are the same ones TRUE Christians must follow, to be right “righteous” with GOD through Christ and his apostles: Acts 20:22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: 23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. 24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. (see also Rom 5:10-11; Rom 14:17-18; Rom 15:13; Rom 15:32-33)

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Fax #: (281) 987-9703 2 Cor 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.(see also Eph 1:5; Phil 1:3-6; Phil 1:25) Phil 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.(see also1Thes 1:67; 2:19-20; 2Tim 1:4; Phil 4:14; Phile 1:20; Heb 12:2-3 ) James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. (see also James 5:7-8) 1 Pet 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.(KJV) II Jn 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.(KJV) 3 Jn 1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.(KJV) We believe that there are some that perceive, understand and even believe these truths; but because of different reasons, do not choose to accept them. We believe that weakness maybe one reason. We also believe that such ones might ask these questions: “How can I tell my wife, husband, children, or friends?” “How can I tell my father, mother, or kindred, that these are truths?” The question should be: “How can a Christian, i.e. follower of Christ, not tell the truth to all (the truth being the WORD)”, John17:16-17? Followers of Christ through his apostles MUST tell the TRUTH at all times, for no lie is of the truth, and there is no lie in Christ, James 3:14; 1John 1:510 and 2:21-29. Christians must be strong in the faith, not in a

faith, and have been instructed to quit like men. “1 Cor 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, (1)quit you like men, be strong.” Warning, for being timid, “fearful”; cause damnation. “Rev 21:8 But the (2)fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Definitions: (1)quit you like men-407 andrizomai (an-drid’zom-ahee);middle voice from 435; to act manly, 2) to show oneself a man, be brave: KJV— quit like men. (2)fearful 1169 deilos-timid, fearful We believe that pride may be another reason for the refusal of the truth, in that we don’t like admitting that we have been wrong. Jesus said that pride, among other things is evil, and defileth the man, see Mark 7:20-23; Mark 9:43-48. This is true because first, and most of all Jesus said it. Secondly, when it hinders one from saving his own soul and the souls of others, by not admitting the truth by the word, can anything be more evil? Remember, among other things the WORD is profitable for correction: 2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. We must not be too proud to accept the WORD; after all it is Christ John1:1-18, and it is what will judge us in the last day John12:46-50. We must change our minds and then our ways if we want to be SAVED, “Repent” Mark 9:43-48; Rom. 12:1-2; 2Pet.3:8-18. Then the scriptures tells us of the few that will find and accept the WORD, and the many that will not accept it because of being blinded by the god of this world, “the Devil”; Matt.7:1329 and 22:14; “2 Cor 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not

ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (See also Luke 4:1-13; 1John5:19-21; Rev.12:9 and 13:6-9) 1 Pet 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the (1)righteous (2)scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. Definitions: (1)righteous-1342 dikaios-righteous, observing divine laws. (2)scarcely be saved -3433 molis (mol’-is); probably by var. for 3425; with difficulty, 2) not easily, very rarely: KJV— hardly, scarce (ly), + with much work. Dear reader, our hope is that you would question those “Religious Leaders” by the Apostles’ doctrine, that observe, and or impose these unscriptural traditions upon you. Jesus Christ said that the belief of him is in the apostles’ word, so that we ALL will be ONE (John17:1421; Acts1:1-4; 2:42) because he gave them, the apostles the Word, and they Kept IT, (John17:5-10). Remember the engrafted Word is also able to save our souls if we are doers of it and not hearers only (James 1:21-22). He that hath an ear, let them hear and then strive to do, if we are to be of the Church that Christ is building (Acts 2:47). Please remember as always, the purpose of these articles is to seek the TRUTH according to the WORD, thereby exposing ERROR, for the purpose of saving our souls. We believe this is best done by definitions and the Preponderance of SCRIPTURES; which is having superior weight, force, importance, or influence of Scripture. Again we believe this allows Scripture to Interpret Scripture, thereby allowing a better understanding on that topic. Again, thank you so much for your interest in the WORD of TRUTH; Grace and Salvation; John 17:17-21; Acts 20:29-32; James1:21-25. After all it is our MAP to HEAVEN and away from HELL!


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TO THOSE ON THE OUTSIDE DEAR SINNER HEED THIS CALL PRECIOUS is Time. Therefore while you have time, use it to learn and do Gods Commandments for at the end of life is pay time and your pay will be according as your work has been. You will find in 2 Corinthians 5:10 the following: “For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that everyone may recive the things done in his body according to that he hath done, whether it be good or evil.” You will find in John 15:14. “Ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you.” Solomon said in Proverbs 1:5 “A wise man will hear and will increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain unto wise counsel.” How shall we escape if we neglect to great Salvation: Hebrew 2:1-3 Salvation is to be worked out. It will not work itself out; God will not work it out for us. o one can work it out for us. It is the duty of man to work out his own salvation. How! With fear and trembling. Phil. 2:12. Pray fervently, attend the Lord’s Day Worship, Be on time, Take active part in Singing, Teaching of God Word, Giving as we prosper and taking the Lord’s Supper with death.

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PV HOMECOMING A PICTURE PERFECT DAY By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View Prairie View, Texas-once again it was a picture perfect day for Homecoming upon the Hill at Blackshear Field and Lord knows it was packed again. Photographer Andre Odums captures the events of the Panthers Homecoming and their big win over Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils to remind in the hunt for a SWAC division title. Earlier in the month the Panthers had traveled to Dallas and beat Grambling State handily for the third straight year. Please take a look at the photos the comes with short piece and we know you will be glad you did!

P.V. 2013 Homecoming court

Mr. P.V. Aaron Flowers and Miss P.V. Breana Green

Coach Lenny Cervantes and his PV Cheerleaders Tailgaters Beverly Morehouse, Shelia Bertson, Germa Williams Eva Sheppard and Cedric

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Coach orthern talking with Players

The PV Alumni sitting a spell upon the Hill reminiscing - All photos by Andre Odums Photography- (713) 296-9111

Miss Grambling Amber Brice and Mr. Grambling

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PV HOMECOMING A PICTURE PERFECT DAY

The 2013-14 P.V. R.O.T.C.

Miss Arlington shares in the state fair classic

Fans at PV getting into the game spirit

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

BRANDON HAYES-YATES Senior QB Brandon Hayes led the Jack Yates Lions to their 6th win of the season against 2 defeats. It was there 4th win in 5 district ballgames and their 7th in the 9 years of the Fiesta Booker-Bryant Memorial Classic. Hayes connected on 7 of 11 passes for 117 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also rushed for a 119 yards and one touchdown on eight carries. A busy night

for the senior who walked away with the MVP of the 9th Annual Fiesta BBMC. You can see the work offensive coordinator Marshall Lawson had put in getting his QB ready for big time action. In talking with Hayes we learned he felt good going into the game and knew the Lions needed to get out to fast start. The jumped to an 8-0 lead as

Hayes found Ma’Cajah Freeman from 13 yards out for a score and then hit Kenyon Tennessee for a two point conversion. Hayes found Tennessee from 29 yards out and the Lions led it 30-0 at the half. But the senior wasn’t done rewriting the record books for the 9 year Classic. He then found Freeman again from 14 yards out and later Kenyon Tennessee grabbed a 20 yards from Hayes to put the game out of reach. But with 4 touchdowns in the air Hayes bolted 82 yards for another score with 9 minutes left to seal the deal. “We just wanted to come out and play hard and try to get a jump on them”. He went on to say if the Lions continue to work hard they could very well go all the way to state. “I’m

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Brandon Hayes (10) of Jack Yates receives the MVP from KSV Columnist Aaron Watson - Photo by Dr. Victor Keys looking forward to working hard Lion’s Den. and getting into the playoffs and In closing Hayes said it was an making a run at state”. It’s been honor for him to walk away with the MVP of the Fiesta BBMC a long time since we heard the and he is very honored! words state championship spoken with such confidence in the

THE WAY I SEE IT - BY BIG JOHN CHANDLER - SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE As I continue my recovery regarding eye surgery, I Ifound a recent column regarding support for girl athletics. I hope this column will inspire everyone! As I entered the M. O. Campbell Center in the Aldine Independant School District to attend the Region II 5A and 4A Girls Basketball tournament, I noticed the same sight I’ve observed for the last twelvewhere were the fams? I kid you not dear readers; where were the fans? They were not outside the arena, nor was there a big criown on the freeways going north to get to the site. Yes the was the annual rodeo parade for Saturday 2/’22/13, but that was

completed by noon. Their was plenty of time for fans to load everyone up in the car, suv or truck to make the trip to Campbell to support these young athletes. But sadly few did. I have thought about this issue for years bit never sat down at my computer to type a column about it. This time I had to because it is painful and an outright shame of all of us. These young ladies work hard, very hard to play sports. They are not only competing against each other but sadly a mindset that should be out of our minds years ago. There seems to a dead idea that still hangs on that women should not play sports. Yes I iknow that sounds stupid to print this but

yes there are many of us walking around muttering this idiotic thought. Some of us won’t support young women playing sports even if we are related to them. I watched talented athletic young ladies play their hearts out to have the chance to advance to Austin Texas to play for a state championship. Many have worked for this moment for years. They just the support of family and close friends to enjoy this special moment. I sat there in the arena and watched the joy of League City Clear Springs celebrating their 2013 Region III basketball title, They won it and had a blast doing so. It’s just a outright shame that they did it with so few fans in the arena.

Katy Seven Lakes High School, Clear Springs opponet, wasn’t any better regarding fan attendance. I understand that we all have a ton of things to do in 48 hour weekend. Families are loaded with children activites, errands and someties (we know ‘sometimes’ always means ‘most times’) activities that just wears everyone out and then Sunday is upon us and its time for the 40 hour grind beginning Mpnday all over agin. I get that. But can’t we squeeze in a couple of hours for these young ladies; our daughters, neices, cousins and friends? Don’t we understand that those little girls sitting in the stands with those big eyes are watching

those young ladies on the court and thinking to themselves that soon very soon when they reach thier teenage years they too can play basketball. Can we just think of them sometime? No I guess not, because the attendnaxe will continue to be small and we will always question as to why. We have people waisting gas and attempting to crash phony alleged stars and ‘their’ parties just to gossip about who was there at the event, what they were wearing and more importantly who they were seen with. Te more times change, the more things never seem to change. That’s just the way I see it!

A RISING STAR - NEAL BLACKLOCK - BTW By King Arthur Prayther A King-Size View The BTW Eagles has fallen on hard times these days after being beaten 50-0 by Jack Yates in the 9th Annual Fiesta Booker-Bryant Memorial Classic. But the spirits are still high for the young Eagles squad as well as senior Neal Blacklock. The senior was all over the field for the Eagles and led them in rushing with 55 yards as the Yates Lions defense teed off after getting an early lead. “We kept trying to play hard because that’s what we are about”. When asked about the importance of the Fiesta BBMC game Neal said he had heard a lot about it and was honored to play in the game. “We had some players go down with injuries but we just kept fighting trying to get some points”. Neal added the Lions played very hard and

very well in the win and the Eagles will continue to work hard and try to get better!. Former Houston Oilers running

back Ronnie Coleman liked the way Neal carried the ball and said with better blocking this kid has a shot and getting big yards.

eal Blacklock (1) led the Eagles in rushing and received The Rising Star award from Jerry Lee Woodley Jr. - photo by Dr. Victor Keys


Ksv october 2013