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Current Weekly News for Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal and Surrounding Areas

WHERE IN THE WORLD DID YOU WEAR YOUR REAL COUNTY CENTENNIAL T-SHIRT?

by Elaine Padgett Carnegie

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Halloween Jog-a-Thon & Bike Race By Coach Brandy Sweeten

POLLING LOCATIONS

by Julie Becker

Real County Polling Locations and Times can be located on page 3

Mary Mann of Leakey is pictured in front of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, New York. Mary admits she loves to travel and the Centennial Celebration gave her a new reason to travel..If you are planning a holiday trip pick up your T-shirt before you leave! Get yours for only $15 each, we have all sizes. Contact Willis Springfield at 830-232-5783 or come by the Hill Country Herald shop to get yours today. They also have coffee mugs, note cards and Christmas ornaments. Be sure to send in your picture to the Hill Country Herald! Have Fun out there and SPREAD THE WORD!

This past Saturday, elementary students participated in the annual Halloween Jog-a-Thon and Bike Race held every Saturday morning on the Halloween Weekend on Crown Mountain Ranch Rd in Camp Wood, Texas. The day’s events got underway with the threemile jog-a-thon. This year’s race brought out the usual suspects, but also showed some new brave souls. In addition, the race featured two younger runners, 5th grader Caiden and younger sister 2nd grader Cami. The siblings held their own. Aided by a slight head start, the pair finished in second and third place respectively. They were only off the winning time of 24:07 by about two minutes. Jamie Suttles posted the

Leakey Lions Conduct Highway Trash Leakey Lions Conduct Highway Trash- Pick-up on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 Seven hardy souls assembled at 8:00 a.m. this past Saturday morning just across the long bridge over the West Prong of the Frio River near the entrance to Camp Live Oak cabins. The purpose of the assembly was to get organized and to conduct the semi-annual pick-up of trash on both sides of U.S. Hwy 83 north of Leakey! The weather was cold and blustery but was just about the right temperature for such a task! The Leakey Lions under the leadership of committee chairman Guinn Turner completed the task in a little

Sabinal EMS Donations

On Saturday under Gene Verstuyft’s shed on Center Street, there will be a sausage plate and desserts sale to benefit the Sabinal Emergency Medical Services. The sale will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM. Mary Ann Hobart is in charge of desserts if you

would like to donate an item. Donations will also be accepted. Last Friday in the Sabinal Public Library at 2 pm, the Sabinal Quilters presented a check for $850 to the Sabinal EMS. Presenting the check were Treasurer Marilyn Nunley

by Billie Franklin

and member Gabriella Rodriguez. Accepting the check were EMS President Monty Benson, Operations Supervisor Javier R Flores, and Administrator Charles McFarland.

high standard. She scared her last year’s results away when she tore right through the chilly conditions to set the fast pace. Coming in in 4th and 5th place proved to be more of a family affair. Caiden and Cami’s mother, Toby Kramer, finished with a time of 27:34. Not far along was their “Nanna”, Leda Winston. She held her own as the oldest competitor at the ripe age of 45-and-holding to finish with a time of 30:12. Other Nueces Canyon educators rounded out the action. Trudy Rollison, first-time-runners and sisters Shelli Carnes and Luci Harmon crossed the finish line in just over 30 minutes.

by Fred R. McNiel, President

over two hours. The Leakey Lions Club adopted this 2 mile stretch of highway a number of years ago and has been faithful in keeping this entrance to Leakey looking attractive and clean! Lion Jesse Guinn drove his truck and picked up the sacks of trash as the club members filled them. Approximately 24 trash bags weighing an estimated 500 pounds were deposited at the TxDOT headquarters and highways employees carried this trash to an area landfill. Other Lions club members who participated in this service project in addition to Lion Guinn Turner and Lion Jesse Guinn included: Lion Brad Mullen, Lion Ricky Peters, Lion Hugh Scott, Lion A.G. Hood and Lion Fred McNiel. Five of the seven workers posed for a photo after the clean-up was finished. The club members pictured are: (left to right) Lion Hugh Scott, Lion Guinn Turner, Lion Ricky Peters, Lion A.G. Hood and Lion Brad Mullen.

OH, SAY CAN’T YOU SEE? By Vic page 10

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The Real County Historical Commission 2012 Programme November 17 - The Real

County Historical Commission will meet Saturday November 17, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. at the new W.B. “Sonny” Sansom, Jr. Senior Citizens Bldg. located on Hwy. 337 West, Leakey, Texas. From Tennessee to Texas - David and Rosanah Thompson - Founders and Shapers of Real County by Kathy Brooks, Sam Kellner and Beth Manglberger.

real county wildlife association invites you to our annual hunter appreciation dinner friday, nov. 2, 2012 alto frio baptist encampment DOOR SILENT leakey, texas PRIZES AUCTION 6:00 p.m.

Vet Clinic in Leakey on Saturday, November 10th from 11am to 2pm (at Burk Feed & Western Wear)

INSIDE Today’s Weather

High: 81° Low: 57° • CLASSIFIEDS 12 • COMMUNITY 4-6 •STATE NEWS 2 • LEGALS 3 • OBITUARIES 8


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Hilderbran Announces Start of Annual Aerospace Scholars Program submitted by Lindsay Patterson

AUSTIN – Rep. Harvey Hilderbran (R-Kerrville) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012-2013 High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) project. The program enables selected Texas high school juniors to explore new frontiers and become a part of NASA’s plan for space exploration. Selected students will apply their math and science skills to complete eight web-based

assignments during the school year to be competitively selected to travel to Johnson Space Center in Houston during the summer. At Johnson Space Center, they will work with their peers and NASA scientists to design a mission focused on deep space exploration. Eligible students are required to meet the following criteria: · U.S. citizen

· Texas resident · Currently a high school junior · Interest in science, math, or engineering · Able to commit to a relationship with Johnson, including a one-week residential experience during the summer · Access to the internet and e-mail (home, school or public library) The state of Texas, in

example of the spirit of selfless compassion, manifested in a new home for Spc. Pena. He represents the American hero who always answers the call to defend freedom and the American way.” Spc. Pena joined the Army Reserve in 2007, and was deployed to Iraq in 2009. After returning home, he remained in his reserve unit in St. Louis and enrolled in college in Chicago. While on his way to St. Louis to report for duty on Nov. 25, 2010, Spc. Pena stopped to assist another motorist with a flat tire and was hit by a drunk driver. The accident left Spc. Pena as a paraplegic.

Created by Bay Area Builders Association Support our Troops in 2005, Operation Finally Home partners with corporate sponsors, individual contributors and volunteers to help wounded and disabled veterans and their families transition from the battlefront to the home front by providing custom-made homes. To date, Operation Finally Home has completed 25 projects, with an additional 18 under way. For more information about BABASOT, please visit http: //www.babasupport.org/ index.html.

We Must Cure Cancer Once and For All Gov. Rick Perry urged leaders at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to continue aggressively pursuing their goal of finding cures for cancer, and praised the extraordinary work they have accomplished since the institute’s creation. The governor addressed CPRITs 3rd Annual Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference. “Since CPRITs creation, you all have helped lay a sound foundation to establish one of the greatest cancer-fighting tools in human history. The challenge that remains before us is to build on that foundation, and finally

begin curing cancer once and for all,” Gov. Perry said. “It’s a lofty goal, but I have full confidence that with your collective intelligence, passion and drive, we can take the next step. We can foresee a day when those waiting for the drug that will shrink their tumor will be waiting no longer.” In 2007, Gov. Perry led an initiative to help make Texas home of the next wave of treatments to combat cancer, resulting in the Legislature passing and voters approving the creation of CPRIT, a $3 billion bond initiative over 10 years. CPRIT also received an appropriation of $600 million from the Texas Legislature for fiscal

years 2012-2013. Since its creation, CPRIT has funded 427 awards worth more than $756 million for cancer research, treatment commercialization and prevention. Together with matching funds obligated by grant recipients, more than $900 million has been invested in Texas’ efforts to change the face of cancer. CPRIT award recipients include Texas academic institutions, non-profit organizations and private companies. The institute has become one of the nation’s largest cancer grant providers, second only to the National Institutes of Health

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The Next Wave Of Medicine: Banking Your Stem Cells for Therapeutic Use

Perry Breaks Ground on New Home for Wounded Veteran

Gov. Rick Perry joined Dan Wallrath, founder and president of Operation Finally Home, and Jonestown Mayor Deane Armstrong to break ground on a brand-new, mortgage-free home for U.S. Army Spc. Augustine “Augie” Pena and his family, provided by Operation Finally Home, Silverton Custom Homes and Henley Homes. “I am always humbled and amazed at the generous, caring nature of the people of Texas and their steady devotion to our long tradition of neighbor helping neighbor,” Gov. Perry said. “On this site will stand another fine

partnership with Johnson and the Texas educational community, developed the HAS program in 1999 to encourage students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. More than 6,800 students from across the state have participated. Additional partners include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Rotary National Award for

(BPT) - The therapeutic use of adult stem cells has come a long way over the past decade and continues to remain at the frontier of the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. For more than 50 years, adult stem cells have been extensively researched and used safely and successfully. Today, widespread therapeutic use of stem cells is beginning to emerge as part of “mainstream” medicine. Now, Celltex Therapeutics Corporation, based in Houston, provides physicians with widespread access to this therapy, making it easy for individuals to bank their own adult stem cells for potential future use. Much like banking your money for use in the future, banking your own stem cells now provides peace of mind should you need them quickly when least expected. An adult stem cell is a particular type of cell that naturally occurs in all of us at any age. A particular kind of adult stem cell, called a mesenchymal stem cell, is integral in your body’s natural healing abilities, and they have several powerful healing properties. When the body suffers injury or illness, stem cells are dispatched to those areas to begin the regenerative process. They help reduce inflammation by releasing your body’s own natural, antiinflammatory agents. Once they get to a site of injury or disease, they direct other immune cell types for needed repairs or other actions. Additionally, you can think of these

stem cells as a sort of “immature” cell with the ability to mature, or transform, into many different specific types of cells depending on what your body needs, such as bone, cartilage, muscle, nerves or fat cells. They also have the ability to create new blood vessels to help your body maintain good blood flow. In order to heal disease and injury, your body needs a lot of these cells. The number of adult stem cells in our bodies tends to diminish as we grow older. This is why, in part, injuries and diseases take longer to recover from when we are in our later years compared to when we were kids or young adults. Being

able to give your body hundreds of millions of its own exact stem cells gives your body great potential to heal itself. “We’ve just begun to uncover the possible therapeutic impact of adult stem cells,” says Dr. Stanley Jones, orthopedic surgeon and vice chairman at Celltex. “Banking your stem cells gives patients and their doctors a major advantage in terms of having access to your own stem cells in case of disease or injury.

Our stem cell banking technology allows us to preserve your cells so that you have hundreds of millions of cells available if you need them.” Celltex’s platform technology makes use of a person’s own adult stem cells derived from fat that are taken through a simple procedure performed by a physician under local anesthetic. Once the fat is extracted, it is sent to a lab where the stem cells are then separated, multiplied and stored without any genetic alteration or exposure to chemicals and drugs. The cells are tested before, during and upon completion of the cell banking process. Controls and safeguards are the most important steps in ensuring the safety and purity of the final product. These cells are then available to the patient for use by a physician when needed. Celltex is currently researching new technology for banking and treatment therapies, working with research partners and sponsoring clinical trials to further the field of regenerative medicine and better document the therapeutic impact of adult stem cell therapy. While banking services are available to anyone, currently banked stem cells are only being released by Celltex to physicians who are IRB-approved investigators participating in its clinical trials in Texas. The company plans to offer access to its stem cell therapy to physicians outside of Texas in the near future.

Rick Perry on Latest Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Against Texas Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding Planned Parenthood’s latest lawsuit against Texas, filed in the Travis County District Court, relating to the Women’s Health Program rules: “If there was ever any doubt

that Planned Parenthood is more concerned about its own interests than those of Texas women, there is no longer. Having lost on its constitutional claims, Planned Parenthood has now turned to Travis County judges in a desperate

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JAIL REGISTER October 21 - October 27, 2012 GUZMAN,EDUARDO ALEJANDRO, 33 W/M, Palm View, Texas, A/O CARR, AGG. ASSAULT CAUSES SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, $20,000 SURETY Real County Law Officers James E. Brice, Sheriff Don Gass, Deputy Sheriff Chris Sheridan, Deputy Sheriff Bruce Carr, Deputy Sheriff Jim Wilson, Constable Joe Tolleson, Constable Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol Disclaimer: All print and other visual media is for informational purposes only. This information is considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Public Records Act. Any indication of an arrest is not intended to imply or infer that such individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS LEAKEY ISD’S State Financial Accountability Rating Leakey ISD will hold a public meeting at 6:00pm, November 12, 2012 in the school cafeteria, 429 Hwy 83 North, Leakey, Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Leakey ISD’s Financial Integrity Rating System rating for the 2010/2011 school year.

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

City of Leakey Mayor: Harry Schneemann Secretary: Dee Dee Wally Office: 830-232-6757 Fax: 830-232-6775 Councilmen: Ken Auld • Hugh Buchanan • Carl Jensen • Scott Chisum • Duane Wilson Leakey Volunteer Fire Dept.830-232-4005 Frio Canyon EMS, Inc.830-232-5299 City of Camp Wood Mayor: Ben Cox Office: 830-597-2265 Fax: 830-597-5365 email:cityhall@swtexas.net Aldermen: Curtis Wilson • Brant Hickman • Sammie Ives •Jesse Chavez • Josh Cox Volunteer Fire Dept:830-597-6100 Camp Wood Library: 830-597-3208 Nueces Canyon EMS: 830-597-4200 City of Sabinal Mayor: Louis Landeros Secretary: Betty Jo Harris Office: 830-988-2218 Councilmembers: Nancy Alvarado, Chuck Van Pelt, Alma Martinez, Linda Musquiz, Eloisa Munoz and Mike Nuckles Sabinal Library 830-988-2911 Sabinal Municipal Judge: Anita Herndon 830-988-2630 Real County County Judge, Garry Merritt 830-232-5304 Real County Attorney, Bobby Jack Rushing 830-232-6461 County/District Clerk, Bella Rubio 830-232-5202 Justice of the Peace Dianne Rogers: 830-232-6630 Justice of the Peace Chris Lacey: 830-597-6129 Sheriff, James Earl Brice 830-232-5201 Tax Assessor-Collector Donna Brice: 830-232-6210 Treasurer, Mairi Gray 830-232-6627 Chief Appraiser Kelley Shults 830-232-6248 Real County Public Library 830-232-5199 Camp Wood Public Library 830-597-3208 Real County Commissioners:Precinct #1: Manuel Rubio#2: Bryan Shackelford #3: Gene Buckner #4: Joe W. Connell, Sr. Real Edwards Conservation & Reclamation District PO Box 807 . Camp Wood, Texas 78833 (830) 597-3322 office Fax (830) 597-3320 recrd@swtexas.net email Roland Trees, Board President Joel Pigg, General Manager

HILL COUNTRY HERALD 157 US Hwy. 83 South P.O. Box 822 Leakey, Texas 78873 (830) 232-6294 (830) 433-1424 Published Each Wednesday Julie Becker/Editor/Publisher Billie Franklin,

Sabinal Correspondent

Contributing Writers: Dave Crowe Elaine Padgett Carnegie Katie Burkhart Irene Van Winkle email:

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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report October 21, 2012 – October 27, 2012 10/24/2012 @ - 034 responded to the 200 block of East 5th street in Camp Wood for an assault complaint - 115 a constable responded to the 100 block of South US 83 in Leakey of an assault complaint 10/27/2012 @ - 1602 responded to Ranch Road 337 east in Leakey for a motorcycle accident

Promotional Street Banners for the Real County Centennial Celebration

POLLING PLACES FOR 2012 GENERAL ELECTION ELECTION DAY - 7AM TO 7PM PREC. NO. 1 – AMERICAN LEGION HALL, 236 MOUNTAIN STREET, LEAKEY, TEXAS PREC. NO. 2 - COURTROOM, REAL CO. COURTHOUSE, 101 S. MARKET ST. LEAKEY, TX PREC. NO. 3 – NUECES CANYON MUSEUMBUILDING, 208 N. LEON KLINK ST. CAMP WOOD, TEXAS PREC. NO. 4&7 – COUNTYHOUSE, 107 E. 5TH STREET, CAMP WOOD, TEXAS PREC. NO. 6 – REAL COUNTYSENIOR CITIZENCENTER, 420 WEST RANCH ROAD 337, LEAKEY, TX

EARLY VOTING

MAIN POLL- OCTOBER 22ND THRU NOVEMBER 2ND 8AM TO 5-PM AT THE COURTROOM, REAL COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 101 SOUTH MARKET ST. LEAKEY, TEXAS BRANCH POLL – OCTOBER 23RD; 25TH; 30TH AND NOVEMBER 1ST – 2PM TO 6PM - COUNTY HOUSE, 107 E. 5TH STREET, CAMP WOOD, TEXAS BRANCH POLL – October 31TH AND 31ST – 2PM TO 6PM - GARVEN STORE, 27304 N US HIGHWAY83, MOUNTAIN HOME, TEXAS 78058

To Whom It May Concern: THE GRAVE ROBBER Within the last three months someone pried a 14 carrot James Avery gold charm off my daughters head stone at the cemetery. The charm was the state of Texas with a heart in the middle of it. Suggesting that she had a heart of gold as big as Texas. Now the only way you could see this on her headstone was to be there. So to the person who had the audacity to rob her grave I hope you go straight to hell when you die. I know I am supposed to pray for you and hope you find the righteous path of the Lord to forgive you but instead I will pray for myself

LETTER TO THE EDITOR for forgiveness because I wish, hope and pray that everything you touch or that even exists in your life turns to sh__t. I hope you have more bad luck in this world that you could ever deal with. I wish this until the day you return what you robbed from her grave. The Grave I speak of is Stacey Moffett Neuman. So Grave Robber I give you Nothing but bad luck. I do hope this letter hits the paper. Karen Moffett

ATTENTION REAL COUNTY LAND OWNERS FLOOD PLAIN ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE

ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT, NEW AND REPLACEMENT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS, NEW AND REPLACEMENT SEPTIC SYSTEMS, MANUFACTURED HOMES AND SUBDIVISION PROPOSALS

Permit fees can be obtained from the Flood Plain Coordinator. Failure to apply for the proper permit before development begins may result in criminal charges and monetary penalties may be imposed. Please contact Sid Bort, Real County Flood Plain Coordinator at 830-232-5304 for any additional information.

Harley’s Hideaway Social Club Is Now Officialy Open! Located on HWY 337 on the outskirts of Campwood, Texas. (830) 597-4223 Come in for fine dinning 6 am to 9 pm 7 days a week, we serve breakfast all day , the finest seafood prepared fresh, marinated angus ribeyes, our chicken fried steaks are ribeyes and second to none!! We have a .99 cent menu and a childs menu, quality food at a reasonable

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR GENERAL PERMIT TO REMOVE OR DISTURB SEDIMENTARY MATERIAL Donny McNair has applied to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for a general permit to remove or disturb less than 1,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from and within the bed of the Frio River in Real County. The purpose is to maintain the natural flow of the river. The location will be 400 yards north of the river crossing on FM 337 and 1 1/4 mile south of Hwy. 83. Operations will begin no sooner than January 2, 2013. Written comments on this application may be made by mail to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director, care of Mr. Tom Heger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744, or by calling Mr. Heger at 512-3894583, or by e-mailing tom.heger@tpwd.state.tx.us.

CORN RAFFLE

Per Real County Commissioners Court a Flood Damage Prevention Order authorized the Flood Plain Administrator to review, approve, and/or deny application for development permits. These orders apply to

Harley’s Hideaway Social Club

The Real County Centennial Committee would like to partner with businesses in Real County to promote the Real County Centennial next year. This is an opportunity to have your business name prominently displayed on avenue banners along Highways 83 and 55 in the down areas of Leakey and Campwood. The banners would be installed and kept up through 2013! They would then be returned to you to use however you would like. The estimate priciing is $205 each, this includes the banner cost of $120 and the Pole hanger cost of $85. Deadline for interest submittal is November 30, 2012. If you would like more information contact any Centennial Committee member or Willis Springfield at 830-232-5783. BE A PART OF THE CELEBRATION, IT ONLY COMES AROUND EVERY 100 YEARS!!

1 TON OF CORN TO BE RAFFLED ON NOVEMBER 3, 2012 @ 12 NOON TICKETS $5 OR 3 FOR $10

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GO EAGLES!!

The Leakey Eagle 2012-2013 Cheerleaders are all smiles as they cheer for their team on Friday nights. This year the volleyball games and football games fall on the same night, Friday night. This makes it tough for these eight spirit leaders. Six of the eight play volleyball and are either on the road to a volleyball match on Friday night or in their own gym playing a match. That leaves only two cheerleaders and the Eagle mascot, Yasmeen Perez, to take care of all of the preparations for the game. They lug the 100 pound spirit tunnel to the respective field and make sure all of the cheer equipment is ready for the football game. After their Friday evening volleyball games, the rest of the cheerleaders make their way to Eagle Stadium to cheer on their Eagles. During Homecoming Week, these busy spirit warriors decorated the businesses in town and then spent their Saturday and Sunday cleaning the windows after the game. These ladies cheer through the heat, and the cold, and the rain. Thank you for all you do Leakey Cheer Team and Mascot! A huge thank you to Rudy Gonzalez, his father Rudolfo Gonzalez, and Rudy’s brother Roel Gonzalez for building and painting the new red and white ticket booth at the football field after the original booth burned in August due to a staple that had gone through a wire. A fire marshal out of Kerrville conducted a full investigation and found that a staple gun had been used on an inside wall of the booth and had penetrated a wire. The Gonzalez men spent several days framing and finishing the booth so that school staff would have a place to take money at football games. The hard work of these men is greatly appreciated. Emily Reagor rides her bike around campus on a bright Thursday morning and Mrs. Robbi is happy to tag along. Emily rides her bike three times a week along with lots of other physical exercise every day. She also stays busy in her band class. Emily is a freshman at Leakey ISD along with her twin brother, Chase. Woo hoo! Go Emily!

Insects, Spiders, and Festivalsby

THIS WEEK’S EAGLE SCHEDULE

by Amanda Phillips

Recently, the third grade classroom was filled with bugs and spiders! Thankfully, they weren’t real. They were actually the product of some very creative students. We have been studying about the anatomy

and the life cycle of insects and spiders. After the lesson, the students had an assignment. They were to make a model of either a spider or an insect using modeling clay and pipe cleaners. They

were allowed to make the “critter” of their choice, but were required to have the correct number of legs and body parts. Everyone did a great job and it was fun to see the kids express their creativity.

Thursday, November 1 5:30pm JH FB vs. Medina Friday, November 2 All day 5th Quarter ActivitiesSponsored by Frio Canyon Baptist 9:00am Pics-Sr Cap & Gown 7:30pm

Eagles FB vs.Medina Monday, November 5 7:30am Administration Meeting 5:30pm Board of Trustee Special Called Meeting Tuesday, November 6 7:15am Secondary Faculty MtgLibrary Tue, November 6, 7:15am – 7:15am Library

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My Pre-AP English II class just finished reading Fahrenheit 451. Next, we will be reading Night by Elie Wiesel. Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1958, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel writes of their battle for survival and of his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnesses each day. The study and reading of Night should take two-three weeks. We will watch the movie Schindler’s Listafter we have finished Night and studied the history of WWII and the Holocaust. Students will learn how to analyze and recognize the novel structure and recognize the rhetorical techniques needed for argumentative essays using Night andSchindler’s List. Students will be exposed to the writing essentials for the synthesis essay. I will provide notes over the process of the synthesis and then the students

will write a 50 minute essay over a specific prompt dealing with the Electoral College. This is perfect timing, considering the upcoming presidential election in November. The students will be exposed to the rigors of the terminology in the AP curriculum. I have written and submitted the curriculum for the AP Language and Composition and the AP Literature and Composition, and both have been approved by the College Board. The Pre-AP English II students will work on rhetorical analysis essays and multiple choice questions over literary passages, which cover the extensive terminology on the AP exam. This will prepare them for the AP Language and Composition class next year and for the dual college English. AP Language and Composition discussed and analyzed the summer reading novel The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy for the first six weeks. This novel was written using the Victorian mores. When the

students finished this novel, we discussed the unusual character of the heath and the rugged and rustic background of this Victorian novel about young people trying to build their lives. The novel portrays rural life in precise detail, couched in the poetic prose of an author “whose ear was as keen as his eye.” Hardy is considered one of the greatest writers of pastoral life. Hardy’s strongest detail in this novel is the effect of Egdon Heath and how nature often seems cruel or indifferent which creates an atmosphere indicative of tragedy. The next book will be Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Les Miserables is considered historical fiction, romance, sociopolitical treatise and a touching human drama in one epic novel. The setting is during the restoration of the French Monarchy between the reigns of Napoleon I and Napoleon III. The action centers on an ex-convict, Jean Valjean, as he strives for redemption in

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a turbulent age. Through our reading, writing, discussing, role-playing, and dramatizing, students, by the novel’s end, begin to see how all the diverse elements of humanity and history are a part of a great tapestry of life. This unit will take 4-5 weeks with interspersed practice multiple choice AP passages. Included in the second six weeks will be one synthesis, one argumentative and one rhetorical essay. We will discuss the techniques needed to succeed in each essay with writing rubrics provided by the College Board. If any parent or guardian has any questions for clarification, please contact me at 232-5595 or email me at jmccarson@leakeyisd.net. I think this will be a great year, and I look forward to working q a with each student in my two advanced classes. These classes N are challenging and will enhancen their preparation for a post high school education.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Runners at District 29-A Cross Country Meet Nueces Canyon runners participated at the District 29-A Cross Country Meet held at Harper on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The competition was tough as was the headwind down the final run. The varsity girls placed 5th as a team and Nevah Navarro was 8th as an individual advancing her the the Region IV meet on Saturday, Nov. 3rd. Nevah ran a 13:0 on the 2

mile course while Siera Edwards came in 21st with a time of 14:49. The next Canyon runner was Hailey Luce in the 28th slot with a time of 15:38. Madelyn Martinez in 41st with a time of 16: 33 was followed by Haylee Chavez

in 43rd with a time of 16:36 and Kelsie Rollison in 44th with a time of 16:40. Kara Sifuentes completed the varsity team with a time of 19:03 taking the 55th slot. Nueces Canyon had two JV

Halloween Jog-a-Thon & Bike Race By Coach Brandy Sweeten continued from front page

The next race were the younger biking division. There were just 5 competitors, but they represented their field well. Third grader Andres Carabajal sprinted to victory in a close finish for the top three places. He edged out second grader Carli Luce who won silver and fellow classmate Ryan Rodriguez who won the bronze. Their nail-biting times were: 24:23, 24:24, and 24:30. Perhaps equally as impressive for this division was the remaining two riders. First grader Sarah Whipkey completed the three-mile track on training wheels without stopping. She was aided by devoted Auntie Billye Smith walking every pain-staking, pebble in the skidding wheel way! Also, Kindergartner, Cash Luce, was not to be outdone by older sister Carli. He showed his Luce grit when he wanted to try his two-wheeler (no training wheels) out on the race. He went more than halfway. Then, deciding that was enough, Cash turned around to go back to the start. Good thing he has lots of energy. Cash went closer to four miles than the regulation three. E for effort!

By Coach Renee Cummins

In the final Open Division, a little history was made when Eli Ludlow won his race for the fifth year in a row. He has never lost this competition whether riding three or six miles. He won with a time of 30:47. However, the race was not just given to him. Michael Contreras pushed Eli until the end. Michael fell just half a bike link behind to grab a well-deserved second place. Coming in third was the dark horse, Edmund Winston. He captured bronze with a time of 36:39. He was followed by Tristan Arispe and the lone female competitor, Zoe Carnes in 4th and 5th places. The morning’s activities were a success with good clean competition and great support. The NC Girl’s Athletics Program would like to thank the EMS (in particular Lisa Carlile) for their assistance, the residence of Crown Mountain Ranch Rd. for their patience, the anonymous donor for their generosity, and all five teachers who participated for their prime example set. Our educators were not just great examples, but great supporters as well as they stayed and cheered until the last riders came in. We in the Canyon are very blessed to have such a caliber of educators who are truly for our children and strive to see them succeed in all aspects of their lives. Positive acts that took place last weekend need to be recognized more often because this is the real picture of our teachers: cheering us on to the finish line. .

Victoria Williams Day at Nueces Canyon JH/HS

girls participating in the competition. Natalie ran in the 9th slot with a time of 15: 25 while Meagan Prather held the 25th slot with a time of 18:39. The JV participants do not advance to regional competition. Ethan Tinsley ran in the varsity boys competition completing the 3 mile course in 27:39. He ran in the 44th slot. We extend our thanks to the

Nueces Canyon Elementary Library Wraps up Fall Scholastic Book Fair! By: Jana Valenzuela, Elementary Librarian

Our Fall Book Fair “Everyone is a Reading Star!” was held during the week of Oct. 15th - Oct. 19th at our NC Elementary Campus. With events including Donuts for Dads and Muffins for Moms and the All for Books coin challenge, it was a great success! Donuts were brought in from San Antonio’s Krispy Kreme location and were enjoyed by all. For the All for Books coin challenge, each classroom brought in coins on specific days of the week before the book fair was held. The classrooms were in a race to bring in the most coins to earn an ice cream party following the close of the book fair. The coin challenge brought in just over $143.00 that helped purchase books for the classrooms and for children in need. The winning class was Mrs. Bullard’s Kindergarten class! Congratulations to them for a job well done! The Fall Book fair brought in $3947.25 for the week with a profit for the library at $915.84. This money is used to purchase AR End-of-Year awards and prizes and to pay for the AR Fun Fling trip to Fiesta Texas. Scholastic also awards Scholastic Dollars for hosting certain events during the book fair, this year the library earned $333.17 in Scholastic Dollars that were used to purchase paperback books, pencils, erasers and bookmarks that will be used for AR prizes. Your contributions and purchases are greatly appreciated and I look forward to seeing you at the next book fair! Pictured Ashley Stoudt with her daughter Hannah, enjoying muffins on Muffins for Moms day.

Cowboys Beat Panthers

by Coach Greg Voyles

The Panthers lost a hard fought game against D’Hanis by the score of 49-8. The injury bug has been lingering around the Panthers for the past couple of weeks. Despite the injuries, the Panthers never gave up and fought hard to the finish. We are very proud of the boys’ effort, composure, and heart. Every player contributed their best efforts, and we are very proud of them. This week the “Hog of the Week” goes to Caleb Evans, and the “Big Stick” goes to Ace Sanchez. The Panthers have two more district games left, against Sabinal and Medina. Please come out and support your Panthers!!!

Veteran’s Day Program

by Principal Mrs. Kristi Powers

NCHS Senior, Tori Williams, plans to pursue a career in Nursing and has been accepted to Victoria College. An assembly honoring Tori was held on Tuesday, October 25th. Tori’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. Dustin Fehr joined the student body in honoring Tori. She was presented with a congratulations card from the faculty and staff and a proclamation declaring October 25th Victoria Williams Day at NCJH/HS. Tori was elected homecoming queen and football sweetheart this year. She is a member of the National Honor society and is a member of the Panther Band. She is co-captain of the cheer squad this year. NCCISD would like to congratulate Tori and wish her the very best as she pursues her nursing career.

to be Held at Nueces Canyon JH/HS on Monday, November 12 By Principal Mrs. Kristi Powers The Nueces Canyon Junior High / High School Veteran’s Day ceremony will be held on Monday, November 12 at 10: 30 a.m. in the Bobby Wayne Hatley Gymnasium in Barksdale, Texas. The program is being planned by junior high and high school students. NCCISD would like to invite all members of the Nueces Canyon to attend this ceremony. There will be special seating for all veterans who attend. If anyone has pictures of veterans, please bring them to the high school as soon as possible so we can include them in the program.

Ace Sanchez Receives the “Built Ford Tough Player of the Week” Award By Coach Greg Voyles

On Friday, October 26th Ace Sanchez received the Built Ford Tough trophy. The presentation was made during an assembly of all students at Nueces Canyon Junior High and High School. Mr. Doug Humphries of Del Rio Ford attended to present the award. Mr. Humphries commented that he had been waiting for 7 years since the inception of the award to have an athlete in the Del Rio area chosen for the award. Nueces Canyon Panthers’ running back Ace Sanchez was one of six student athletes from across the state honored last week as Built Ford Tough Texas High School Players of the Week. Sanchez, the 1A winner, was joined by Emmit Raleight of Houston Spring Westfield in 5A, Greg Ward of John Tyler in 4A, Tyler Jones of Stephenville in 3A, Caleb Wood of Muleshoe in 2A, and John Webb of St. Marks for private Schools. This is the seventh consecutive year that Ford Motor Company is recognizing six outstanding

student-athletes each week during 2012 football season. The Built Ford Tough Texas High School Player of the Week program honors one studentathlete in six of the state’s athletic classifications every week during the high school football regular season for his accomplishments on and off the field. We are all very proud of Ace, and his accomplishments. Here is the excerpt from the Built Ford Tough player of the

family, friends and faculty that cheered for us at the meets this year. This competition ends the 2012 season for all runners with the exception of Nevah Navarro who looks forward to her Region IV competition in San Antonio on Saturday, November 3rd. Photo courtesy of Navarro Photography

Week’s website. CLASS 1-A: Ace Sanchez Senior, Running Back/Safety Barksdale Nueces Canyon: In Hill Country, where ranching is serious business, so is the play of Nueces Canyon’s Ace Sanchez. Locked in a 13-12 war with Leakey last Friday, Panthers Coach Greg Voyles unleashed his go-to guy, Sanchez. The 5-8, 200-pound senior immediately peeled off second-half TD runs of 77, 20,

and 56 yards, leading the team to a 46-32 district win, which squared the Panthers’ season record at 3-3. Ace is the perfect first name for the young man who rushed for a school-record 409 yards and 5 scores on 30 carries and made 12 tackles on defense. Ace’s fancy footwork may be attributable to his work on the courts—basketball and tennis. He is also a member of the powerlifting team. Owner of a solid 85% classroom average, he participates in FFA and regularly reads to elementary school children. Coach Voyles is grateful for Ace’s contributions. “He’s our leader by example and takes that job seriously,” says the coach. “Ace is a big part of what we do on offense and he’s tough to handle once he squares up. He also hits like a truck on defense. We’re thrilled to have a player like him.” Photo R to L: Doug Humphries, Greg Voyles, Ace Sanchez

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The Civic Club will meet tomorow at 10:30 am to capool to Leakey to visit the Leakey Museum. They will have lunch at Leakey with the site not yet named. The Sabinal Civic Club is formed of a group of ladies who look for opportunities to improve the community. It is open to all ladies in the community. They meet the first Thursday of the month, usuallly at 4 pm in the Meadows Reading Room of the Sabinal Public Library. This month, however is an exception. If you are interested in joining, please meet with the ladies tomorrow back of the library.

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Sabinal Chapter #1960 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly held a drawing last Thursday for a wooden porch. Triana Alvarado drew the winning ticket during the club meeting. The winner of the drawing was Katrina Reyes. The club is beginning a new challenge to aid the members in losing weight. I personally have lost over thirteen pounds using their method and know firsthand that it works. We meet every Thursday at the Sabinal Senior Citizens building on Rheiner Street. Weigh in is from 5 to 6 pm and the meeting is from 6 to

7. Come and check it out. Saturday, chapter members will be attending the Fall Rally in San Antonio. If others would like to attend the rally and check us out, contact Joyce Meyer at 2752198.

First Baptist News

At First Baptist on Sunday, Michelle Modgling and Mark Prater were baptised. St. Patrick Catholic Church On November 1, All Saint’s Day masses will be at 9 am at Vanderpool’s St. Mary Catholic Church and at St. Patrick at 7 pm. On November 2, the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be from 8 am to 6: 30 pm. Solemn blessing will be at 6:30 pm. The Ministerial Alliance Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on November 18 at Central Christian Church at 6 pm. Following the service light refreshments will be served in the annex. Baskets for those in need will be prepared following the service.

Flu Shots

For those who need flu shots, the nurse from Our Health in Uvalde will be at the Senior Center on November 13 to administer them. She will be here from 10 am to noon.

First United Methodist

The Youth are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, following the worship sevice, with the proceeds to go to the Sabinal EMS and the Bluebonnet Advocacy Center. Plates are $6 each, purchased at the door. It will be held in the fellowship hall. Set Your Clocks Back This is the part about Daylight Saving Time that everyone enjoys. On Sunday, we get one extra hour of sleep. Be sure and adjust your clocks.

Free Fall Clean-up

The City of Sabinal will begin picking up brush, construction debris, mattresses, and other household items on November 12. Please place your items near the trash pick-up area. Oil, batteries, tires and animal carcasses will not be accepted.

City of Sabinal Regular Meeting Mayor Louis A. Landeros, Jr. called the regular meeting of the Sabinal City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. On October 22, 2012, with the following aldermen, staff and visitors present: Mike Nuckles, Alma Martinez, Nancy Alvarado, Chuck Van Pelt, Linda Musquiz, Eloisa Muniz , Betty Jo Harris, Roman Musquiz, Jason Villasana, Robert Rios, Aaron Martinez, David Cardwell, Joe R. Rodriguez, Rachel R. Paul, Billie Franklin, Rose Alvarado, Richard Grill, Nora Narvaiz, Merrel Nunley, Jaime Flores, Loralynn Clark, Luciano Castaneda, Joe B. Boyd, Bob Nunley, Chris Scott, Mike Hawkes, Monty Benson, Angelica Landeros, Sarah Rowan, Yolanda Samaniego, Cybill Gonzales, Diana Medina and Andres Guevara, III. Mayor Landeros welcomed everyone present. Betty Jo Harris led the invocation; and Mayor Landeros led the pledge to the United States flag. On a motion by Musquiz and second by Nuckles, all six voted to approve the accounts payable as presented. Under citizen comments, Bob Nunley, Billie Franklin, Joe B. Boyd and Monty Benson spoke up for the LED sign at the high school. They talked about being proud of our school and its appearance now. Monty Benson brought a request to the Mayor for the Sabinal E. M. S. to be able to paint the E.M.S. Office. They will buy the paint and do the work. Loralynn Clark asked if citizens can confront the council. She said it is her right. Mayor Landeros stated that her complaint would be addressed in the executive session. Sarah Rowan stated that Chief Reyes should not be off probation/chief. On a motion by Muniz and second by Nuckles, all six voted to approve the minutes of the August 30, 2012 meeting. The next agenda item was to consider the Sabinal Independent school district’s request for a variance on their sign at the high school. Landeros gave a short history of the situation and the discussions he and Mr. Grill had regarding options. Then Mr. Grill, school superintendent, spoke about the renovations and improvements that have been made the last five years. He stated that the new sign was considered the final touch. It communicates to parents and stakeholders. They are not in sales. As soon as Mayor Landeros spoke to him the first time, the school altered the hours to 6:30 a.M. To 9:

30 p.m. Then they made the brightness only 80%. Later, the hours were changed to 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. After several more remarks, Nuckles moved and Van Pelt seconded to grant a one time variance (ordinance 2008-02a) to the Sabinal Independent School District authorizing the hours of 6:30 a.m. To 9:30 p.m., With the brightness decreased to 80% after 4:00 p.m. Voting for were Nuckles, Martinez, Van Pelt and Musquiz. Voting against was Muniz. Alvarado abstained. Motion passed. There was further discussion about what to do about ordinances. Landeros stated the city needs a change. He talked about a website. Also, Martinez stated that the council has just finished the budget for the next year. In order to not raise utility rates and tax rates, some things just can not be done. She said everyone needs to work together for the betterment of the city, and in a civilized way. Muniz stated she was correcting Mrs. Martinez. The council did not make a decision at the last meeting, in spite of what facebook said. The decision was tabled. Mayor Landeros showed the audience the set of plans the city has received for the new Family Dollar store. On a motion by Martinez and second by Alvarado, all six voted to reinvest certificate of deposit number 200118473 in the amount of $54,366.19 At .45% Interest with the First State Bank of uvalde for six months. There was a discussion regarding a traffic study, stop signs and speed bumps. Mayor Landeros stated he had had two inquiries about “children at play” signs. Several thought if you see someone speeding in your neighborhood, you should call the police of file a complaint. Alvarado said she would talk with the family in her ward. Officer Musquiz said he would talk to Chief Reyes. On a motion by Musquiz and second by Van Pelt, all six voted to table the question. There was more follow-up discussion regarding the requests for the signs. David Cardwell, representing Marco A. Arredondo, Inc., presented numerous options for electric contracts, since the city’s contract with champion energy runs out in early November. The city does not pay Arredondo directly. After Mr. Cardwell’s presentation, which included information on nodal, Van Pelt moved and Nuckles seconded to accept Arredondo’s recommendation of authorizing Steven Pena and Mayor Landeros to negotiate with constellation allin for an electric provider at the lowest rate

possible. All six voted for. Cardwell stated that they could come, say at six months, and bring a spread sheet to review the savings on the accounts. There are twenty six accounts at this time. After a long discussion on the request from Michelle Martin regarding her delinquent utility bill, Musquiz moved to have her pay $355.00, Get her water turned on, then pay her current bill and part of the delinquent bill ($60.) Every month until paid off in six months. Martinez seconded the motion. Voting for were Martinez and Musquiz. Voting against were Nuckles, Alvarado, Muniz and Van Pelt. Motion failed. Alvarado moved to have Martin pay $256.86 to get her water on and pay her current bill and the remainder of the balance off in six months. If at any time, she fails to meet the conditions, the water will be turned off and not reconnected until all accounts are cleared. Muniz seconded the motion. Voting for were Muniz, Nuckles, Alvarado and Musquiz. Voting against were Martinez and Van Pelt. Motion passed. The council took a five minute break at 9:22 p.m. And reconvened at 9:27 p.m. “The Sabinal City council will now enter closed session as per Texas Government Code Annoted Section 551.074, Personnel (a) Chief Jesus Reyes evaluation/completion of probationary period (b) hire officer for police department (d) complaints against police department personnel” the time is 9: 28 p.m.” “The city council will reconvene to act on agenda item 11 (a)(b)(d). The time is 10: 21 p. m. No action was taken in executive session.” Musquiz moved to table 11(a) until Chief Reyes is present. Alvarado seconded the motion and all six voted for. 11(B) Nuckles moved to hire Robert Rios for the police officer position, with starting pay of $11.90 per hour and 180 days probationary period. Van Pelt seconded the motion. All six voted for. 11(D) Van Pelt moved and Musquiz seconded that on the recommendation of attorney Pena, Mrs. Clark’s complaint of July 25, 2012 be classified at unfounded. All six voted for. Muniz moved and Nuckles seconded that on the recommendation of attorney Pena, Mrs. Rowan’s complaint be classified as unfounded. All six voted for. On a motion by Alvarado and second by Musquiz, all six voted to adjourn at 10:26 p.m.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rattlers, Ghostly Colbaths

Goats - Adventures of the

By Irene Van Winkle

Sometimes, in the midst of many challenges, grabbed Grandpa’s pants that he had taken Pat said the boys thought it would be fun early settlers and their families encountered off and threw them in the river. She hollered to exchange the wheels on the buggies, odd occurrences to temper their stories. at Grandpa to tell him, who rescued the and even swap some of the babies inside. The Colbath family made their life’s journey pants. He told her it was a good thing she Apparently, the next morning, it took a while into the pages of West Kerr County history, called out, because every penny they had in for the pranks to be discovered. Some of the some of it sprinkled with tales of apparitions, the world was in those pants.” parents had left the camp and only later Indians and rattlesnakes. Along the road from Fort Worth to Electra, found the wrong baby in their buggy. Patricia Virginia Colbath Carson, who lives Pat said, her mother and siblings, who were Roger married Alice Mae Alderman (born in Comfort, is retired from her job at the city-raised children, passed by fields of 1904), who came from North Texas, Kerrville V.A. Hospital where she worked as crops, such as corn. “They started talking although she was born in Huntsville. a nursing assistant and on the switchboard. about the cornfield, and her and her brother They met at a movie theater when she was She wrote a family story about her ancestors, kept looking for the cans of corn. They didn’t only 16 and he was 21. Their love at first starting with John Houston Colbath, her realize crops were grown in the ground on a sight was mutual, and long-lasting — they grandfather. farm.” remained married for 51 years before he died “He was a husband, father, cowboy, ranch Her mother only achieved a third-grade in 1971. Alice lived into her mid-80s. foreman and owned his own ranch. He education, having to work as a child in cotton Pat, the youngest, had five siblings: Juanita, worked for Capt. Schreiner on the YO fields and elsewhere to help the family, but Dorothy Jean, Letta Bell, Robert H., and Ranch on the Divide in Kerr County, Texas. managed to become rather well-educated. Lillian. The first three girls were born in Married to Samuel Virginia Abigail Barton “Her mother died of throat cancer when she Electra, while Robert was born in Kerr ... all us kids called him Bampaw, and her was rather young,” Pat said, “but her mother County, and Pat in Gonzalez. Bammaw.” home-schooled for a few years growing up. Pat said she had just a brief recollection of Pat’s cousin, Frances Colbath Sanders of But she never got around to teaching her her grandfather, since he died when she was Ingram, said she knew how Bammaw (whom how to cook. My dad’s mom (Bammaw) about two years of age. she called “Aunt Sam”) got her name. taught her after she got married, and she From the early encounter, she said she “‘Aunt Sam’ was named for her remembered that he had a father, Samuel Mardis Barton. He handle-bar mustache, seemed was fighting in the Civil War during tall, with a lean build. that time she was being born, and “I remember my mother took they didn’t know if her mother, me into town, and we drove up Sophronia Wood, was going to have to a yard with a fence. Bampaw a boy or a girl. So they decided to came and got me, took me name the baby Samuel. When they through a side gate and into the saw that she was a girl, they added house. He set me on the table, in the other names.” gave me some watermelon, and Clarabelle Snodgrass is related to said ‘I saved this for you.’” the Colbaths. Her father, Henry Bammaw lived until Pat was 8 or Barton, was Samuel Mardis’s 9 years old; she does remember brother. Clarabelle confirmed her her well enough from childhood cousins’ stories that Sophronia was that there are several anecdotes possibly half-Cherokee. about Bammaw in her account. Pat said that she remembered By the early 1930s, the Colbath family had grown to the third generation in the “She was a tough old woman,” hearing that Bammaw had received Hill Country. Shown here, in front, are Robert Houston and Lillian Irene. At Pat said, but she also said, “She an official letter saying that rear, “Bammaw” Samuel Virginia Abigail (Barton), granddaughters Dorothy was and is my hero.” Jean and Juanita Mae, “Bampaw” John Houston, Roger Q. holding baby because of her Indian genealogy, Bammaw was not afraid of Patricia Virginia, and Alice Mae (Alderman). she was entitled to receive land in much, even most snakes, Pat Oklahoma. said. Apparently, she had killed a “Bammaw burned that letter and never turned out to be one of the best cooks in the rattler that got into the bed she was making. would admit she was part-Indian,” Pat said. country.” When Roger was little, she took him into Pat told why one (unnamed) Colbath came As a rancher, Bampaw broke horses gently the cornfield where she was needing to hoe. long before any “Horse Whisperer” came She lay him on a quilt under an oak tree, and to Texas. “One of his kin was already here and had long, Pat said. “He would start by putting a when she went to check on him, she saw a written to say that the streets were paved towsack on their back. Gradually he would rattlesnake heading toward him. She killed with gold. He packed up his wife and kids had a little grain in each end, so that the it, grabbed Roger and brought him inside. and headed for Texas. When they got to horse would get used to it. That way, the That night, she told her husband that if he the Red River, he stopped the wagon and horse got broke in naturally. He said he wanted the corn hoed, he could do it himself. walked across. He bent over and picked up wanted the horse to be under control, but not She also killed one with her hoe in a tomato something. Holding up his hand, he called break his spirit.” patch. Apparently the method worked, as did his to his wife, “They didn’t lie — this is a five However, in the case of a whip-snake which teaching, because Pat said her father told was chasing her son, that was one she did not dollar gold piece!” Pat said all she knows about her Bampaw’s her when Bampaw would work cattle from want to engage. the saddle, he never held the reins. He could When Pat was little, Bammaw lived next mother was her name was Patsy. Samuel and John had both grown up near tell which direction the horse was going door, and the kids practically lived there, Stonewall, and Pat said there is a family by watching how he turned his head, but and her playmates also included Pat’s future cemetery there, but more relatives are buried because of the training, he never had to tell husband, Robert and his sister Mary. at Bear Creek near her Uncle Alfred and the horse what to do. “In the summertime (Bammaw) would tell Bampaw saved his money, and apparently us to go out and get some tomatoes off the Aunt Rhoda’s place. Alfred Lafayette Colbath, Frances’ was interested in owning his own ranch, and vines. She would set us at the table with a grandfather, was John Colbath’s brother. he kept buying property. But whenever Capt. bowl of sugar. We would wet it with our Alfred’s children were Clara (who married Schreiner asked him to return to work, he’d tongue and dip the tomato in then eat. ... She a McElroy), Guy, “Alf”, Walter, Curtis sell it and buy more later. always had a pot of beans and cornbreatd on (Frances’ dad) and Jessa Mae (who married Roger, Pat’s father, apparently loved the idea the stove. Of course, sometimes we were of going on a cattle drive, and managed to real lucky and caught her making sugar a Schumacher). Frances said she remembers Alfred and his sneak in one his father was leading. cookies. It would be about five pans later sister-in-law, Mollie Gibbens, were King “He didn’t get caught for five days. He before she could put any in the cookie jar. and Queen at the Kerr County Centennial pinned Roger’s ears back, gave him his .44 She had a big wood cook stove so everything Parade in 1956. She is related to the Beavers pistol and sent him home. Somewhere on the tasted wonderful.” way home, Roger was riding through thick Pat’s father told her about Bampaw’s first of Ingram on her mother’s side. Apparently, Bampaw proposed to Bammaw brush on a narrow trail. He looked up when (and last) car. just beforeleaving on a cattle drive. They had he heard something; his horse had stopped When Bampaw bought the car, just before four children: Hiram Rumor (born 1883), and refused to go on. He saw a bunch of WWI, he was driving near Five Points, Grover (1885), Winnie Ola (1888) and Pat’s Indians crossing on another trail. They had headed home with Roger. At the time, the father, Roger Q. (1899), who was born at war paint on. Him and the horse froze, (but) road to Ingram led along the river. home at the Old Sawyer Ranch, which was the Indians never looked his way.” The close He stopped to fill the car with gas, and when part of the Schreiner Ranch in Mountain call apparently cured Roger of his cattle- tried to pull up, he yelled, “Whoa,” but the Home. Roger was a large baby, and is said to drive fever. car didn’t stop. Pat’s son, Robbie Carson, still has that same Pat said he got out of the car, went around have weighed 14 pounds at birth. On her mother’s side, Pat said she does know gun. Bammaw herself had a close call with to the passenger side and told Roger, “I’m they were descendant of a Lord Walton in a group of Comancheros, but was never hurt going back to riding my horse. You take it.” England. Her great-great-grandfather had 11 either. And so, Roger, who was barely a teenager, children, and lived in Belton. He farmed an Strange ghostly sightings and some pranks got a brand new vehicle. Frances said her occurred more than once, and the results dad, Curtis, visited his cousin often to get area where Temple is now. He hid 11 pots of gold under the porch of were sometimes intriguing. Pat recounted rides in that car. the house, one pot for each child as their that around the turn of the 20th century, Pat said in those days, there were no driving inheritance. Unfortunately, Pat said, her Bampaw was coming home late one night, tests or age restrictions. All anyone had to grandfather (the son-in-law) whittled away and as he passed Nichols Cemetery, to his do to obtain a license was simply to pay a his fortune on gambling, and his school- fright, he saw something white appear and 25-cent fee. Before better roads and modern disappear. “He pulled out his gun and shot at transportation, most babies were born on teacher wife had problems with that vice. “Once, my mother told me, when she was it. Then he went on home, went to bed and family ranches, or wherever. little, he took her into a store, and sat her on slept. The next morning, he got up, saddled In 1931, Pat’s husband, Robert, came into the a pickle barrel. He went into the back and Old Silver, his white horse, and rode back to world in a wagon on a road near Mountain gambled all day. My grandmother came in the cemetery. There, he found a dead goat Home. “His mother was going into labor, so and saw her, and then went to the back, and that had been trapped in the open grave.” they pulled up under a tree and she had him When he had moved to Goat Creek Road, right there.” chewed my grandfather out up and down.” Pat remembered the sad story of one of her Roger was on his way from school in Robert had a sister Mary Ruth, (Lee), and mother’s brothers. Apparently he was laying Kerrville to a Halloween party. He was a younger brother, Walter. He worked from walking along the river and by the Dietert the age of 9 ... He wanted to play football, in a rocker near the fireplace. “Maybe the other kids were playing, but House (near where Foxworth-Galbraith now but his father told him to go milk the cow somehow the rocker got knocked into the sits). He saw something white floating from — “there’s your football.” Although he fire, the baby fell in, and got burned really a tree, flapping and making weird sounds. could have gone to college later, he ended up badly. He lived until he was 16, but he was Roger pulled a gun and started shooting at working for Pat’s father, and earned a living always like an infant, and had to be taken the apparition. in construction. He often found ways to It took off, sailing across the fence, and care of the rest of his life.” learn things on his own, such as bulldozing Pat’s mother was Alice Alderman. She lived Roger went home. Nothing was ever said. and drafting. There are still clan members in East Texas, but moved later to Fort Worth But the next year, his friend admitted that living in Ingram, Mountain Home and Kerr by wagon train and a group of families, one of the classmates had taken a sheet to try County. 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Record High Cases of Whooping Cough -Vaccinate to Protect As a parent, you know how much you do to keep your little one safe and healthy. Even if you don’t have kids, you still play an important role in protecting babies -- like your friend’s newborn, your grandchild or even a baby you run into at the store. These children have something in common: they are vulnerable to whooping cough (or pertussis). We can all do something to protect them by getting immunized. Whooping cough can take a toll on anyone, but it can be deadly for young children. Today, there are cases in every state, and the country is on track to have the most reported cases since

1959. From January through September 2012, about 30,000 cases of whooping cough were reported, along with 14 deaths. Most of those deaths were among babies younger than three months old. How can you protect yourself and help keep babies safe? Protection can start before a baby is even born. Pregnant moms should get a Tdap vaccine, which is a booster shot combining protection against whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria. She’ll be protecting herself so she won’t spread whooping cough to her newborn, and some protection will be passed on to her baby.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommends that anyone around babies get the whooping cough vaccine at least two weeks before coming into close contact with an infant. In fact, every adult is recommended one dose of Tdap to protect themselves, even if they’re not going to be around babies. During pregnancy, moms should talk to others about getting the Tdap vaccine. This includes her spouse, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, babysitters and day care staff. After the baby arrives, he’ll get his first dose of DTaP (the

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When It Comes to Preventing the Flu: Don’t Wait to Vaccinate Flu seasons are unpredictable and can be severe. An average of 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population becomes ill with the flu each year, and more than 200,000 of these individuals are hospitalized due to complications. The flu can be especially serious for children. Each year, an average of 20,000 children under age five are hospitalized as a result of flu complications. Children ages two to 17 are twice as likely to get the flu as adults. Such setbacks resulting from the flu can affect a family’s life, but there are steps you can take to help prevent the flu. Through the “Don’t Wait to Vaccinate”

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Prospects Good for Texas Deer Season AUSTIN – Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 3 statewide. “Despite the drought of 2011 deer appeared to come through the season in fair shape, which I think in part is a tribute to hunters and landowners doing a better job of managing deer populations and the native habitat across the state,” said Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department white-tailed deer program leader. “Couple the results of good management, lower harvest in 2011 and some late winter and spring precipitation and the stage is set for a good deer season in 2012.” TPWD Big Game Harvest survey results confirmed what biologist and hunters already knew, the deer harvest was down in 2011. Last year’s estimated harvest was 574,808 whitetailed deer; 309,207 being bucks and 265,601 antlerless deer. Compare those statistics to the 2010 season, one of our better seasons, when total deer harvest was estimated at 647,975 deer; 336,550 being bucks and 311,425 antlerless deer. However, a little perspective is in order here. Keep in mind the 11-year average for annual total harvest is 574,423 deer and the lowest estimated harvest occurring during the 2007-08 was an estimated 512,852 deer. “Although we had a few dry spells during midsummer, I’m seeing and hearing reports of deer appearing in good body condition,” Cain said. “In fact, range conditions look good across most of the state. As my Dad and I recently returned from a mule deer hunt in Wyoming I had a chance to drive from almost one end of Texas to the other, Texline to Pleasanton, and can say that the landscape was a brilliant green from just east of Amarillo to south of San Antonio.” The abundant forage, critical to help deer need nutritional demands, will help to bolster fawn production as well as antler quality. Cain is predicting slightly above average antler quality

With hunting season about to go into full swing, it is important to brush up on shooting safety before hitting the fields. Here is a quick summary of the “Ten Commandments of Shooting Safety” from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: 1. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. Only point the gun at something you are ready and willing to shoot — never at another person. The safety should be on at all times, until you are ready to make the shot. Also, always keep your finger off the trigger. 2. Treat every firearm or bow with the same respect you would show a loaded gun or nocked arrow. Do not handle a firearm or bow until you know how to check if it is loaded or not. Be sure the chamber and magazine are empty and the action is open until ready fire. Always read your weapon’s instruction manual. 3. Be sure of your target and what is in front of and beyond your target. You should also know how far your bullets, arrows or pellets will fly if you miss. Never shoot at the top of a hill or ridge, as you don’t know what’s on the other side. 4. Unload firearms and unstring conventional bows when not in use. 5. Handle the firearms, arrows and ammunition carefully. Don’t climb trees, fences or ladders with a loaded weapon. Get to your position, then load. Make sure you have the correct caliber

for most regions of the state this season. Late summer rains should help bucks bulk up and insure good fat reserves to make it through the rigors of rut and improve overall survival this winter. The only downside to the late summer rains is deer may not readily come to feeders or food plots early this fall so hunters may have to change up their strategies to bag a deer during the first weekend or two of general season. Hunters can expect to see fewer bucks in the 1 1⁄2 year old age class as fawn production was very low across many regions of the state in 2011. However, good fawns crops in 2005, 2007, and 2010 should translate into more bucks in the 7 1⁄2, 5 1⁄2, and 2 1⁄2 year old age classes as compared to other age classes. With the exception of the 1 1⁄2 year old age class there may have been a reasonable carryover of bucks in all other age class simply because many hunters passed on bucks with average antler quality last year, just hoping for an extra year of age and more importantly some rainfall to provide the necessary nutrition to help those buck reach their potential. “Hopefully, hunters will find what they’re looking for this fall,” Cain said. “I’ve already seen pictures of an 8-point harvested in Bandera County this year that scored on the 159 Boone & Crockett scoring system, maybe sign of good things to come this season. Keep in mind this is well above the average antler quality for bucks 6 1⁄2 years of age or older. In fact, based on 30+ years of TPWD’s age and antler data the average estimated B&C score for 6 1⁄2 year old or older bucks is 125.34. The South Texas and Eastern Rolling Plains regions

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ammunition for your gun. Bring a field cleaning kit. 6. Know your safe zone-offire and stick to it. Your safe zone-of-fire is that area or direction in which you can safely fire. Know where your companions are and aim away from them. If in doubt, don’t take the shot. Always wear something daylight fluorescent orange so you can be seen from a distance or in heavy cover. 7. Control your emotions when it comes to safety. If you lose control of your emotions you may do something carelessly. You may be excited if you hit a target or upset if you miss, but always remember to be safe, no matter what. Rehearse safe actions and keep control of your emotions. 8. Wear hearing and eye protection. Firearms are loud and can have a gradual or immediate effect on a person’s hearing. Glasses can protect your eyes from escaping gases, burnt powder and other debris. 9. Don’t drink alcohol or take drugs before or while handling firearms or bow and arrows. You need to be in full control of yourself when handling these instruments. Drugs and alcohol impair your physical and mental control. 10. Be aware of additional circumstances that require added caution or safety awareness. Follow additional posted rules and know the laws concerning hunting and shooting. Know your weapon, so you can identify when something is not functioning correctly.

have the highest estimated average B&C scores for bucks 6 1⁄2 or older at 134.59 and 129.82, respectively. The remaining regions produce great quality mature bucks with estimated average B&C scores in the low to mid 120s. “As always we encourage hunters to harvest antlerless deer to help with overall population management, which is an important component to maintain quality native habitats for all wildlife,” said Cain. “One thing is for sure we are blessed with the largest white-tailed deer herd in the nation, approximately 3.3 million deer, and opportunity can be found in nearly every region of the state. So don’t sit on the couch this fall watching the hunting shows, get outdoors and be a part of what will hopefully prove to be a great deer season.” The general season runs Nov. 3 through Jan. 6, 2013 in the 209 counties that comprise the North Zone and through Jan. 20, 2013 in the 30 counties of the South Zone. For county specific regulations, check the 2012-13 Outdoor Annual of Hunting and Fishing Regulations

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OH, SAY CAN’T YOU SEE? This is not a political article, but the facts are based on history. I have been around for some time, in fact I have been on my own and supporting myself and later raising a family since 1934. I am not advocating anyone follow my footsteps, leaving a good home after graduating from the eighth grade at thirteen, riding freight trains across country, and finally getting my first real job as plowboy in central Florida for $10 a month with board and room. Of course I only had to work six and a half days a week from daylight to dark; however, before I could get breakfast the mule had to be fed. I’m sure that if Chandler Smith, my boss, had to choose between shooting me or the mule, the mule would have won. I stayed with the job for 8 months till the season was over. By then I had grown from 95 pounds to 145 pounds and six feet tall. I could then stretch my age to better get work. I followed the grain harvests in the Midwest and when the season was over there I worked on ranches in Colorado until the winter chased me west again. Working my way up to Yakima, Washington and Seattle I landed my first real job as wiper for the Northern Steamship Co. running to Alaska on a coastal

freighter. However, the unions were taking over our shipping at that time and they had me fired so a union member could have my job. There were many other things that I didn’t think were quite fair that happened in my travels. One was being put on the chain gang out of Lufkin, Texas for riding a freight train. They had us picking blackeyed peas; we were hired out to the farmers. I also witnessed two lynchings of Blacks for so-called rape in Live Oak,

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Florida. I’m sorry if I bored you with my rambling, but I was trying to let you understand a little about our past. This was what we called the Great Depression. I recall very well when Roosevelt was elected as our “great savior.” Hoover, like Bush, was blamed for all our ills. Roosevelt was elected three terms and was the first that I know of that started us towards a socialist government. He started government programs that kept

many people from starving; however, none of his programs got us out of the Depression. It was World War II that got us going again. After the War we had a slowdown again until our industry and entrepreneurs got on their feet, and in a couple of years things were booming again—not through government help but because we were a free, proud country allowed to invest our time and money. We were also respected around the world except by a couple of countries

VOTE…VOTE…VOTE… IT MATTERS

I just loved this picture!! Mainstream media is calling the Presidential election of 2012 its own “Perfect Storm”. We are nothing if not unpredictably… predictable. As it enters the final week and both horses are coming round the bend…still neck and neck, the presidential race is drawing more close attention than any such contest in 28 years, a testament to a campaign that has been the closest by some measures in pre-election polls dating back even further – to 1960, or even to the early days of polling in 1936. Support for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has averaged 4848 percent since September, the closest in ABC/Post polls, or Gallup polls before them, in comparable periods dating back 76 years. It’s also the first contest since 1960 in which neither candidate, in this period, has exceeded 50 percent support (adjusting for third-party vote where applicable). Well, maybe that is a good thing America. Maybe we are finally paying attention. I hope so, because if you aren’t now…you certainly will later! Hurricane Sandy sent the presidential race into an unpredictable spin Monday as the massive storm battered the East Coast, causing both campaigns to cancel events

with just over a week before the election. President Barack Obama skipped a rally with Bill Clinton in Orlando on Monday, flying back to Washington, D.C., for briefings with emergency officials as images of flooding and cascading ocean waves began to fill TV screens. Obama then held a news conference and warned anyone in the storm’s path to heed instructions from emergency officials and said the federal government had marshaled its resources to respond. A couple hours after Obama’s decision, Mitt Romney announced he would not campaign Monday night in

Wisconsin and called off all events Tuesday, “Out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy.” Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan appeared in Fernandina Beach on Monday morning but events in Melbourne and Lakeland were canceled. The decisions by the campaigns reflect a delicate balance between responding to a major catastrophe while meeting the needs of a neckand-neck race. Neither wanted to risk the appearance of politicking while people were in danger. “The election will take care of itself next week,” Obama said

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that we had saved from disaster. Two of the largest were Russia and China, both communists. Since then Russia has gone belly up and China has become powerful by becoming a quasicapitalist. We have had a few ups and downs over the past 65 or so years, but our downs didn’t last long until this one, and this one could be a beaut. All signs are leading to a socialist state. I have heard this talk for years: “take from the rich and give to the poor.” Sounds good, but it doesn’t work and never will. Even the working man expects to be rewarded with his check at the end of the week. Is anyone going to invest his money and work for nothing if he doesn’t hope to get rewarded? I was like many, if not most, when young that didn’t know or care about history or how business or government operated. We were (like most of the young today) liberals. However, after getting a few years under our belts, working our tails off to start a business that is giving jobs to folks that want them we certainly aren’t going to be happy to give up our rewards to someone who is content to come to work at 8:00 am and go home at 5:00 pm. This person will expect

his rewards to start at 8:00 am and at 5:00 pm go home and leave the worries to the guy that writes the check. This poor chump that writes the check doesn’t punch the clock because he is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, working out the problems on how to keep the company going so the checks won’t bounce, and they have a job to come to tomorrow. Show me one socialist or communist country that has lasted as long or the people have done as well as they have under a true capitalist government. Our government today is no longer a true democracy. The government has taken too much away from free enterprise with their regulations and controls. We are now just a stone’s throw away from a dictatorship. We are already in the nanny state, and if you recall nanny was the boss. Many of our voters today remind me of a herd of sheep: The rancher with one Judas goat could lead a thousand sheep to the slaughter house. Seems like there’s a guy named Soros that has a Judas goat leading us to this same end. Nobody said life would be easy! Wake up America!

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at the White House. “Right now, our No. 1 priority is to make sure that we are saving lives, that our search and rescue teams are going to be in place, that people are going to get the food, the water, the shelter that they need in case of emergency and that we respond as quickly as possible to get the economy back on track.” The campaigns were knocked off kilter several days ago when the storm’s potential became clearer. Obama’s planned rally in Orlando was moved up and he arrived Sunday night, delivering pizza to campaign workers. By then he had already canceled events in Virginia and Ohio so he could return to the White House. But early Monday, he decided to

leave Orlando and Clinton held the rally himself. “Keep your fingers crossed for your fellow Americans today,” the former president said. As Air Force One was in the air, the White House said Obama dent would not go to Green Bay, Wis., on Tuesday. Romney, too, had withdrawn plans to campaign in New Hampshire and Virginia before making additional moves Monday. Romney sought a respectful and caring response as well. He asked supporters to donate to the Red Cross while his wife, Ann, joined him in an email to supporters on Sunday asking them to be safe. Romney’s campaign also asked people to drop off supplies that could be distributed to people in need.

Each candidate has handled himself well during this moment of danger to our people. I am rather proud of that fact because it has not always been that way when the stakes were so high in this Country. All told, nearly two-dozen campaign events have been affected. Nationally the race is a dead heat — 47 percent to 47 percent —…time will tell. We all know the issues and we know the things that are important to us.

VOTE…take your friends and your families… VOTE! It matters!

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Halloween is so much fun because it’s not like other nights of the year. Have fun and stay safe by following these tips: See and Be Seen After dark, kids aren’t usually swarming the neighborhood. But on Halloween night, they are. That’s why kids need to watch out for cars and other traffic. Be sure that your mask or costume doesn’t cover your eyes or make it tough for you to see where you’re going. You might think about wearing makeup instead of a mask. If you do wear a mask, make sure the eye holes are big enough that you can see. Kids also need to be seen on Halloween, so it’s a good idea to wear or carry something that glows in the dark. You might choose a glowing necklace, a glow-inthe-dark treat bag, or a flashlight. Your parents also can apply reflective tape to your costume. Don’t Trip! You want your costume to look cool, but there’s nothing cool about tripping and stumbling all Halloween night. Make your costume trip-proof by:

making sure it’s not too long • wearing shoes that fit • avoiding swords, canes, and other props that can get in your way Don’t Go It Alone It’s best to trick-or-treat with

family members or friends. And it’s also a good idea to have a grownup with you. A cell phone can be another handy item to have along. That way, you can check in with a parent or call for help, if needed. Talk it over with your mom or dad when you’re deciding

where to trick-or-treat. Sticking close to home is great because then you’ll know many of the people and you won’t get lost in unfamiliar neighborhoods. And people who already know you just might throw an extra treat in your bag!

When trick-or-treating, avoid going inside a stranger’s home. Sometimes a person might invite you in for a treat, but you can just say that your mom or dad asked you not to go inside anyone’s house. (Likewise, never go up to or into a stranger’s car even if the person

offers you a Halloween treat.) And if you’re wondering about whether to go to a certain house, check if the porch light is on. If not, that’s usually a sign that they aren’t home or they don’t want any trick-or-treaters. Let’s Talk Treats Before you start eating the treats in your bag, you’ll want to get a good look at them. When you get home, dump everything out and let your mom or dad see what you have. They can help you get rid of stuff you shouldn’t eat. For instance, you don’t want to eat anything that’s loose or not in a wrapper. Anything unwrapped, including fresh fruit, should be thrown away. Without a wrapper, it’s hard to tell if food is clean and safe to eat. Once you’ve looked over your treats, you’ll probably wonder just how much you can eat. Well, it’s best not to overdo it. If you don’t eat too much on Halloween, you’ll have leftovers to enjoy in the days and weeks to come. In other words, you can make Halloween a little sweeter by making it last a little longer!

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From patch to table: the many uses of a pumpkin (BPT) - While pumpkins are most often associated with holiday pies, don’t underestimate this favorite of the squash and gourd family. Not only is the mighty pumpkin delicious, but it is also quite the multi-tasker. “Pumpkins are incredibly versatile. They can be used in virtually any application,” says Chef Joseph Brown, culinary chair at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Raleigh - Durham, a campus of South University. From sweet to savory, desserts to dinners, Brown and Chef Arthur Inzinga, culinary instructor at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, offer tips and ideas for making the most of your

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This fright season, you don’t need a wooden stake, garlic or running water to scare away vampires. You just need to start unplugging. Energy vampires can be easily vanquished, and by ridding your home of these power suckers, you will save all year long. An energy vampire, also commonly referred to as phantom loads or standby power, is an electronic or electrical appliance that uses power even when it is turned off. Alone, these devices

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