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JISD begins hiring...again By JIMMY GALVAN Editor

For the fourth time in the last five years, Jasper ISD is once again in the market for a new football coach and athletic director for its program.

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The Jasper ISD Board of Trustees met Thursday, March 22 in a closed meeting to discuss the sudden resignation of Athletic Director Garrett Morgan. The meeting last more than four hours with Morgan addressing the board without any JISD administrators present for the first hour and 15 minutes. According to sources, the board was seeking answers that led to the sudden resignation of the first-year coach in Jasper. Morgan resigned his position with the district Monday, March 19. Morgan tendered his resignation after meeting with his staff and players Monday morning. “I chose to resign due to the fact that the vision has changed for Jasper ISD athletics,” Morgan said Monday afternoon. “I am heart broken for the kids and the community because they are the ones that are truly being affected by all of this. It was truly a blessing to work with the kids here in Jasper.” Morgan declined any further comment on the issue but added that no other coaching position is See Why, Page 2A

District 3 city council candidate Doris David Henson has been declared ineligible for election to the council seat. Published reports initially showed that Henson was convicted of securing exclusion of a document by deception in 1993 and was placed on 10 years probation, a third degree felony. In the state of Texas that would prohibit Henson from running for public office. The law also prevents them from being appointed to any public office position. According to Robbie Peek with the city of Jasper, Henson’s name will on the May ballot and will remain on the ballot. Peek said that Henson’s votes will be counted in the general election numbers and if she See Council, Page 5A

City OKs settlements on 2 suits By JIMMY GALVAN Editor

Two of the federal lawsuits filed against the city of Jasper in relation to the hiring of Jasper Police Chief Rodney Pearson have been settled. Jasper City Manager Tommy Boykin and Beaumont attorney Larry Simmons were in Beaumont Thursday, March 22 and the settlements were reached during mediation talks over the lawsuits. Published reports indicate that lawsuits filed by Jim Walters of the Port Neches PD and Mike McConnell were both settled. According to Jasper Mayor Mike Lout, Walters was awarded $20,000 and McConnell was awarded $40,000. See Suits, Page 5A

Show raises more than $190,000

By JODIE WARNER Staff writer

The Jasper County Junior Livestock Show was bigger this year than it has been in previous years with large participation and a full sale of 120 animals towing in a total of $190,135 for the youth of Jasper County and the Jasper County Junior Livestock Foundation. Kids from 4-H and FFA clubs starting showing early Friday morning, Mar. 23 and didn’t stop until Saturday afternoon, Mar. 24. These youth spend all year working with and taking care of their projects and some even breed and raise their own show animals, but in the end only 20 of each animal can be sold. The stands were full on Saturday evening for the sale with supporters and local

businesses and dignitaries ready to support the youth of our county. The sale always begins with the presentation of scholarships, and this year there were three recipients

present: Will Miller, Brooke Burnett, and Erica Hunt. Miller received a new scholarship offered by the JCJLF this year, the Grimes award in the amount of $1500.

Another award of appreciation was given to Charles Jr. Shofner, who has been a volunteer with the youth of See Show, Page 10A

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Teams, competition, participation


Bouncing back After falling to Central, Dawgs rally for two wins By JIMMY GALVAN Editor

With rainouts and testing schedules this week, Jasper was forced to play three straight ballgames this week and came away winning two of them while dropping a slugfest to Central on the road. Jasper defeated Huntington 14-3 on Friday night and then returned Saturday to pound Center 12-3. On Saturday against the Roughriders, Jasper ran out to a 9-2 lead after three innings and coasted to the easy victory. Early on, Jasper took a 2-0 lead in the first inning but

Center came right back to score two runs off of Jasper starter Tyler Bolton to tie the game at 2-all. Jasper took advantage of an error, four walks and five hits to score seven runs in the second inning and take control of the contest. In the third inning, Jasper padded its lead with two more runs on a hit and error to take an 11-2 lead. Bolton was the winning pitcher as he worked three innings and gave up two unearned runs on two hits with five strikeouts. Josh Horn finished out the game for Jasper as he gave up an unearned run on three hits and a strikeout.

At the plate, Jasper’s Jessie Due was the star as he collected two singles in three at-bats. He also walked, scored twice and drove in a run. Bolton also had a pair of hits for Jasper and scored two runs and had two stolen bases. Friday night against Huntington, Jasper wasted little time putting the memory of Thursday’s night loss to Central behind them. After Huntington scratched out a run in the top of the first, Jasper came right and took complete control of the contest with six runs. See Dawgs, Page 2B

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Shawneece Jones provided the power to lift Jasper to a stunning win over Huntington Friday night at home.

Jones powers Jasper past Huntington


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Jasper’s Jessie Due looks back at the umpire for his call after attempting to score on a passed ball Friday night. Due was called out but Jasper scored more than enough in its 14-3 victory over the Red Devils .

Coming into Friday’s crucial contest with Huntington, the Jasper Lady Bulldogs needed a win in a big way. Jasper was riding a twogame losing streak after suffering district losses to Hudson and a heart-breaking loss to Pollock Central Thursday night on the road. Jasper needed a pickup and Shawneece Jones was ready to give the team what they needed. Jones blasted a pair of two

homers to spark a come-frombehind rally for Jasper as the Lady Bulldogs upended Huntington 5-3 to move to 3-2 in District 18-3A play. Huntington scratched out a 1-0 lead in the third inning in a strong pitching duel between Huntington’s Erica Wright and Jasper’s Brooke Garcia. Jasper came back to tie the game in the fourth inning before the Lady Devilettes assumed a 3-1 lead in the top half of the fifth inning. But Jasper rallied hard in the

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Next up....the playoffs Jasper shuts out H-J 4-0 By JIMMY GRIMES Newsboy Correspondent

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Members of the Jasper girls soccer program cheer on their boy counterparts during a recent game. Both squads are heading to the playoffs this year with times, opponents and date yet to be determined.

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The Jasper Lady Bulldogs are playoff bound after clinching second in district as they shutout the Hardin Jefferson Lady Hawks 4-0 in Hardin Jefferson’s Hawk Stadium this past Friday. The shutout came two days after falling 7-2 to the Lumberton Lady Raiders. The Lady Bulldogs finished district play with an 8-2 record and 15See Jasper, Page 2B


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lined up at this time. The decision to leave Jasper after one year has left many in the JISD administration and community stunned. “It was a complete surprise to me,” said Jasper ISD Superintendent Dr. Jon Whittemore. “He just came into my office and handed me his letter of resignation. “We hate to see him leave because he was doing some great things with the kids,” Whittemore said. “He did a good job for us.” Morgan compiled a 6-5 overall record overall, 4-0 in district in his first year at the helm of the Bulldogs. Morgan was hired away from Carthage last year.

But all of the good will that Morgan brought to the program ended Monday, March 19 when he announced that he is leaving Jasper after one year. More than 30-40 members of the community attended the meeting hoping to address the board members but since the meeting was called, no public forum was scheduled for the meeting. Many of the attendees are members of the Jasper Football Booster Club and had hoped that Morgan and JISD could resolve any differences that would allow the first-year coach to stay in Jasper. When Morgan exited the meeting, he declined any comment on the

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board has requested a called meeting for the opportunity to vote on whether to accept, or not accept, the resignation of Garrett Morgan.” Jasper Superintendent Dr. Jon Whittemore said he has “no idea” what the next step would be if the board chose to reject Morgan’s resignation. “I don’t know if he would commit to another year or if he would just stay for the rest of this year,” Whittemore said. Jasper ISD Human Resources Director and A s s i s t a n t Superintendent Chris Coleman said the job posting was placed on the district’s website Tuesday, March 20. “Right now the toughest part of this will be a time table to fill this position,” Coleman said. “We need to try to find some-

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Garrett Morgan visits with coaches and well-wishers following his visit with JISD board members Thursday, March 22. Morgan tendered his resignation Monday, March 19 and board members met to seek answers to the situation.

one for the kids before the end of school so we need to act on this very quickly.” But with Thursday’s meeting and a Monday meeting, that timetable might be pushed back a little bit more while the board hashes out the entire situation. In the prior coaching hires, the district normally has posted the position for a couple of weeks while it gathered resumes and then cut that number down to its top choices. After interviews are completed, a final choice is then recommended to the board. At that rate, the district might not be looking until early May until naming a new head coach for the program and possibly lose a big portion of the spring workouts.

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With the sudden resignation of Garrett Morgan Monday, March 19, the district will once again be in the market for a coach to head up its football program and its athletic department. Or will it? Many in the community are speculating that JISD’s Board of Trustees are attempting to mediate the situation that led to Morgan’s resignation in an attempt to get the first-year coach to stay with the district. According to Kevin Kipp, president of the JISD Board of Trustees, a board meeting was been called for Monday, March 26 at 5 p.m. “Standard district procedure allows for JISD administration to accept employee resignations on behalf of the district,” Kipp said. “However, the

meeting and hugged all of his well wishers who attended the meeting. The board then met with JISD Superintendent Dr. Jon Whittemore, Human Resources Director and Assistant Superintendent Chris Coleman and Director of Education Gwen Gilford to discuss the issue. The JISD board has called another special meeting for Monday, March 26 to further discuss the issue. It is unclear at this time whether Morgan will be called back to address the board or not. The results of this meeting were not known at press time. An update will be published at


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Pictured above left, Joe Walker and Tyler Bolton share a light moment during Friday’s laugher over Huntington. Below, a Jasper baserunner is forced out at home during Friday’s win. Jasper will take on Rusk Friday, March 30 in a non-district contest.

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Bolton started the inning with a single. After Collin Shellhammer reached on an error, Clayton Hart drilled an RBI single to plate Bolton. Jacob Clark followed with an two-RBI single for a 3-1 lead. Then Joe Walker lifted a two-run bomb to left field to give Jasper a commanding 61 lead over Huntington. Jasper had a firm control on the contest but the Bulldogs made sure of it in the third inning when they drove across six more runs. RBIs were collected by Due, Bolton, Shellhammer and Hart as Jasper made quick work of the Red Devils. Bolton drove in two more in the fourth inning as Jasper pushed its lead out to 14-1 and ended up ending the game early. Against Central on Thursday, Jasper

dropped a 10-9 decision as Central took advantage of poor Jasper pitching to start the contest. Central ran out to a 40 lead in the first inning but Jasper came back to cut the lead to 4-3 in the second. Central padded its lead to 5-3 in the third and then out to 8-3 in the fourth inning. Jasper started to chip away at the lead in the fifth inning. Bolton started the one-run rally by reaching on an infield single. After stealing second, Bolton moved to third on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Hart. Bolton was plated on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Clark to cut the lead to 8-4. Central responded to the challenge by scoring two more runs in the bottom of the fifth to push its lead out to 10-4 over the Bulldogs. But Jasper was not through

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6 overall. It took roughly 19 minutes, but the Lady Bulldogs scored their first goal of the game when Alex Richardson sent a cross pass from Walker-Ann Wilson into the right side of the goal for the 1-0 lead. The Lady Bulldogs went into half with only a 1-0 advantage despite having 13 shots on goal. The Lady Hawks only managed two shots during that same time. Alex Richardson then passed up field to Pamela McFarland who then dribbled the ball down the field just inside the box to score the second goal of the game for the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Hawks then took the ball down field and had a chance to cut into the lead, but the shot on goal hit off the crossbar.

Marissa Durand scored from the left corner of the box off a deflection, which was first kicked by Avery Richardson for the third goal of the game. Avery had tried to score from the right side of the goal, but the Lady Hawk goalie deflected it. The ball went the direction of Durand and she kicked it in at the 25:49 minute mark of the second half. With 8:34 remaining in the game, but Durand shot on goal hit off the crossbar, but as it hit the ground teammate Emmalle Carter was there to kick in the final goal of the game for the Lady Bulldogs. In the game against the Lady Raiders, the only goals scored for the Lady Bulldogs came from McFarland. She scored both her goals in the last three minutes of the game

fighting in this game as Jasper rallied to cut the lead to 10-9 and had the lead runs in scoring position when the final out was recorded and Central claimed the victory.

Jasper will return to baseball action Friday, March 30 in a non-district contest against Rusk. The Bulldogs will return to district action Tuesday, April 3 at Diboll.

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Students of the Week, Walking the Halls, events



Rachel Hicks, an eighth grader at Jasper Junior High School, has been selected as Student of the Week. “Rachel is most deserving of the honor of being the JJHS Student of the Week.” Rachel is a member of JJHS Band, JJHS Honor Society, JJHS Book Dawgs, and JJHS Christians in Action. She participated in UIL competition this year and won first place in Impromptu Speaking. Rachel is the daughter of Jeff and Valerie Hicks.

The student of the week for Rowe Intermediate is 5th grade student Crystal Astello. Barbara Hoyle said, “ Crystal is very quiet. She comes into the library and is very interested in reading. I enjoy seeing her smile. She is always willing to do what she is asked. She is very careful in selecting the best book for her needs. Her attention to detail will help her achieve great things in life.” Crystal is the daughter of Veronica and Higinio Astello.. Rachel Hicks

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“I believe that Alex is deserving of Student of the Week because of his dedication as Student Council president. Alex has been at every event and has actively provided leadership to the organization.” He is recommended by Joe Molina and Linda O'Brien and is the son of Catrina and Chad Wakefield.


Jakeithan Adams, an eighth grader at Jasper Junior High School, has been selected as Athlete of the Week. “Jakeithan is a competitor. He likes being a leader and is committed to the team concept,” said coach Lance Wallace. “He works hard in the classroom and on the court.” He is the son of Romanda Parks and Keith Adams.

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sixth inning with Jones delivering the big blow to top off the comeback. The victory was well needed after Jasper dropped a tough 4-2 loss to Pollock Central Thursday, March 22. Central ran out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a base on

balls and a triple to right center by Katelyn Boles. Boles would later score on a sacrifice fly to give Central a 2-0 lead. Boles seemed determined to make the lead stand before Jasper finally started to chip away at the lead. Still clinging to the 2-0 lead,

Jasper finally was able to get on the board in the sixth inning. Ashley Clark started the rally by reaching on a fielder’s choice. Clark was chased home by a triple off the bat of Brooke Garcia to cut the lead to 2-1. A passed ball allowed Garcia to score to tie the game at


6-all. Central threatened to take the lead right back in the bottom half of the sixth when they loaded the bases with two outs. A hard smash up the middle was snagged by Jones, who pitched the ball to Cassidy Clark for the third out in the inning and halt the

threat to take the lead. After Central’s reliever Jenna Rowland retired Jasper in order in the top of the seventh, Central came right back in the bottom frame to put together a dramatic end to the contest. With two outs in the inning, Boles took a Garcia offering and

lifted it over the leftfield fence for a two-run walk-off homer to seal the victory for the Central Bulldogs. Jasper will return to district action Friday, March 30 when the Lady Bulldogs travel to Diboll for the start of the second half of the district season.

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Jasper fell to Central Thursday night but bounced back behind the pitching of Brooke Garcia and the hitting of Shawneece Jones to defeat Huntington and break a two-game losing streak.



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The following persons were booked in the Jasper County Jail. Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman provided this information under the Texas Open Records Act, Article 6252-17.

Mar. 15 Robert Skyler Procell, 22, assault causes bodily injury Tarus Rashawn Arnold, 28, parole violation, criminal nonsupport/capias Dalton Lee Foster, 33, motion to revoke probation Pamela Jean Sprave, 51, motion to revoke probation Alton Booker, 35, public intoxication: minor, criminal trespass Stacy Lesha McFarland, 22, possession of marijuana Waylon Leon Brawley Jr., 22, possession of marijuana Mar. 16 Ronald Wayne Coleson Jr., 28, no safety belt, driving while license invalid Lyndon Louis Jones, 32, disregard red light or stop sign, failure to appear Darin Thomas Kemp, 24, assault causes bodily injury on family member Dealtric Tramaine Thomas, 20, evading arrest or detention with vehicle Torsha Yolanda Lewis, 39, theft of property Debbie Jean Baker, 36, hold for other agency/manual delivery of a controlled substance Caleb Christian Hamilton, 26, possession of a controlled substance, false report/statement Mar. 17 Leah Rachelle Mancil, 25, prohibited substance in a correctional facility, public intoxication, disor-

derly conduct (threats) John Terry Grant, 31, assault causes bodily injury on family member Britt Wayne Burmeister, 32, driving while intoxicated 2nd Jerry Mire Southwell Jr., 55, criminal trespass Letha Donese Miles, 23, speeding George Frederick Park III, 44, possession of marijuana Mujie Mansurali Hudvhani, 40, assault causes bodily injury on family member

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Chrystal LaKay Herbst Jeremy and Meagan Herbst announces the birth of their daughter Chrystal LaKay Herbst, borh on Mar. 4, 2012 at Woodland Heights Medical Center weighing 7 lbs 13 oz and measuring 19 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Randy and Debbie Herbst of Jasper and Tricia and Jimmy Miller of Jasper. Daniela Azaria Monique Wise Dexter Wise and Michelle Barlow announce the birth of their daughterDaniela Azaria Monique Wise born Mar. 8 27, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial Hospital weighing 5 lbs 13 oz and measuring 19 inches long. Grandparents are Linda Wolf of Woodville, Sadie Kiel of Woodville. Great Grandparents are Sterling and Dorothy Barlow.

Mar. 21 Stephen Douglas Green, 59, hold for other agency/DWI Javier Climas Leonides, 33, assault causes bodily injury Michelle Lee Cormier, 31, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle John Cornelious Henderson, 29, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle Tracy Earl Justive, 45, motion to revoke probation Matthew Gene Haskins, 30, failure to identify giving false or fictitious information, motion to revoke probation

Kaydance Raylynn Rosendahl Brian and Alisha Rosendahl announce the birth of their daughterKaydance Raylynn Rosendahl born on Mar. 8, 2012 at 8:03 a.m. at CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs and 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Artie Wilkerson of Jasper, Ted and Patricia Crum of Orange, Ron and Sue Kuhnke of Ferryville, Wisconsin. Great Grandparents are Bobbie Wilkerson of

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Zander Allen Davis Christopher and Kimberly Davis announce the birth of their son Zander Allen Davis born on Mar. 11, 2012 at 7:38 p.m. at CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8lbs and 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents: David and Shirley Schrader of Kirbyville, Cheryl Davis of Flippin, Arkansas. Great-grandparents: Clyde and Doris Schrader of Kirbyville.

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Fish Fry Fundraiser Call Community Center Church of God in Christ will be holding a fish fry fundraiser on Friday, March 30 from 10 a.m. until. Please contact Supt. M.C. Hafford at (409) 384-8781 or Deacon Milton Hughey at (409) 3794103, if you would like more information or to place an order. Cemetery Memorial Service The annual Campground Cementery Memorial Service will be Sunday, April 29 at the Armstrong Memorial

CME Church in Jasper. The service will begin at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Gary Chalk of Moore Chapel and Armstrong CME Church will be the guest speaker. Dinner and fellowship will follow after the service.

Try Jesus Outreach Try Jesus Outreach is reaching out to individuals, families and communities who are suffering, bound and feel they have no hope or purpose. The group meets every other Saturday at 4 p.m. at 315 East Childers. Food

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Food drive Region 5 ESC Adult Education English as a Second Language and Civics Education classes are conducting a food drive for the Jasper Share food pantry. Bring a canned food item to donate to the food pantry and drop it off at the Region 5 Adult Education Center, 302 S. Wheeler in Jasper. Bon Wier Mobile Food Share Program The Mobile Food Share distribution truck will be at the

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Francis Champagne Francis Champagne 87 of Brookeland, TX. died at the Medical Center of

South East Texas in Port Arthur on Friday March 16, 2012. A Rosary service was held at Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Crematory in Jasper, TX. on Sunday March 18, 2012 with a private burial held on Monday at the St.Bernard Cemetery in Breaux Bridge, LA. A native of St. Martin Parish he was a World War II veteran having served in the US Army. He was a longtime resident of the Port ArthurGroves area and retired

from Texaco as a Boilermaker. He moved to Brookeland, and has resided in Sabine County for the past 28 years. Survivors include a brother Jean Champagne of Brookeland, TX. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences can be posted at

A.V. “Red” Adams, Sr. Funeral services for A.V. “Red” Adams, Sr., 83 of Jasper, were held Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper, with military graveside services following at Zion Hill Cemetery. A.V. died February 29, 2012 at his home in Kirbyville. A native of Roganville, he was a lifelong Jasper county resident. A Corporal in the

U.S. Army during Korea, he later worked as a mechanic at Temple for 27 years. Survivors include his son, Albert Adams, Jr. (Rebecca) of Jasper; five daughters, Lavona Fields (Michael) of Perry, Florida, Pamela Parker (Jay) of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Linda Masterson (Rick) of Paxton, Illinois, Amanda Barnhill (DeVaine) of Kirbyville and Penny

Gordon (Bill) of Nacogdoches; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 greatgreat-granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, Business Office: 8150 Brookriver Drive, Suite S102, Dallas, Texas 75247 or the Salvation Army, PO Box 3706, Beaumont, Texas 77704-3706.

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receives a majority of the votes for her district, she would not be eligible for the position. Hazel Johnson is also running for the District 3 position, which is being vacated by Tommy Adams.

If that is the case, Jasper’s city council then would have the responsibility of appointing an eligible person to the post. Also, Peek said that no write-in candidates declared their eligibility

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5A Robert M. Canty Robert M. Canty, 80 of Newton died on March 19, 2912 at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 12, 1931 in Port Neches, Texas and had lived in Newton most of his life. For many years he was a barber in Jasper and was retired from the maintenance department at NISD. He is survived by his wife, Johnny Canty of Newton, children, Robert Wayne Canty and wife, Patricia of Lufkin, Tx, John Allen Canty and wife, Gail of

Doyline, La. and Lisa Carol Shaver and husband, Bobby of Jasper, grandchildren, Robin Coonrod and husband, James, Adam Canty, Kristin Hightower and husband, Scott, Alicia Sanches and husband, Kevin, Eric Canty, Heather Taliaferro and husband, Kevin, Holly Henderson and husband, Gavin, Carly Shaver and Jesse Shaver, great grandchildren, Ashley, Cassie, Kaelyn, Kaden, Aiden, Autumn, Alicia Kate, Paisley and Sophia, daughter-in-law, Kathy Maier and hus-

band, Donnie of Newton, mother-in-law, Edith Richardson of Jasper step grandchildren, Leslie, Jessica, Brandy and Amy and families, 4 nieces and 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Toliver and Mamie Stark Canty and brothers, James Earl Canty and Billy Canty. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Smith Funeral Home with burial to follow at Ford Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home Newton, Texas

Ava Marie Cannon Ava Marie Cannon, 71, of Jasper went home to meet our Lord on March 22, 2012. Memorial services were held at the College Street Chapel of First United Methodist Church, 329 N. Bowie, Jasper, Texas, the chapel is located on South side of Church on College Street, Sunday, March 25, 2012. A loving wife, spectacular mother and wonderful grand and great grandmother, she enjoyed the company of

family and friends, cooking, holidays, traveling & square dancing. She is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Marshall Cannon & their constant companion & side kick, Pecos. Her children Dana Retzlaff of Port Neches, Tammy Walters of Port Arthur, Paula Cannon of Starks, LA, Burt Cannon of Port Angeles, WA, Michelle Dunlap of Decatur, ILL, Jennifer Cannon of Warner-Robbins, GA, Juliett Grigsby of Bonaire, GA.

Grandchildren Nikki, Angelia, Erin & Anthony and great grandchildren Kyson, Jaylon & Adelyn; sister Laverne Waller. She is predeceased by her parents Robert & Beatrice Darnell, sister Mertice Montgomery & brother Chester Darnell Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church, 329 N. Bowie Street, Jasper, Texas 75951.

for the post by the March 5 deadline either. Peek noted that the city of Jasper is not responsible to run criminal background checks on candidates for office. Early voting is scheduled to begin April 30.

Suits/Continued from Page 1A Lout said the money for the settlements would come from the city’s insurance policy with the Texas Municipal League. “Now how our rates will change in the future is not known at this

time,” Lout said. “And if those rates change, where the money will come to pay for that is still up in the air.” All of the lawsuits filed with the city stem from the hiring of Jasper Police Chief

Rodney Pearson in February of 2011. Since that time, two city council members have been recalled and Lout faces a recall election as well in the upcoming May city election.

Few Ready Mix Concrete Co. Community Calendar

April 2012 Sunday







• East Texas Art League Meeting, East Texas Regional Art Center, 6:00pm • Jasper Lakes Area Humane Society Mtg, City Hall, 5:00pm • Band Sign-up from 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Rowe


• Commissioners Court, Jasper County Courthouse, 9:00am • City Council Meeting, City Hall, 6:00pm • School Board Meeting, City Hall, 7:00pm • Pilot Club of Jasper Meeting, Belle-Jim Hotel 6:30pm







• Jasper Chamber of Commerce Embassy Club Meeting, Belle-Jim, 12pm


18 • Campus Coffee – Rowe 8:00 am & High School 3:30

24 • East Texas Photography Club Meeting, City Hall, 7:00pm • Right Choice – 5th Grade – Rowe • STAAR Testing



• JEDCO Meeting, City Hall, 6:00pm • Band Sign-up from 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Rowe

• Jasper Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, Chamber Office, 11:30am • Campus Coffee, Few 7:30 am



25 • STAAR Testing

Thursday • SNIPS Meeting, City Hall, 5:30pm


Friday • School Holiday



• TOPS# 1065, Jasper Meets at First Bank & Trust Board Room (Down Town) every Thursday. Weight In 5:15 pm

• The VFW Post 6380 will hold a pool tournament every Friday at the VFW Hall, doors open at 7pm.



• Business Builders Breakfast, BelleJim Hotel, 7:30am • Woman’s Civic Club Meeting,11:30am • Honor & Remember Tx Ch. Mtg, ETSS Community Room, 6:30pm • Sabine Neches Writers Guild, 6:30pm

14 • Dam to Dam Bike Ride, Jasper County Courthouse Square, 8am, call 384-2762 • Jr./Sr. Prom, Wesley Center 8:00 p.m


19 • Jasper Chamber of Commerce One-Day Membership Drive • Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society Meeting, 110 N. Zavalla, 6:30pm • Campus Coffee – Parnel • Kindergarten Field Trip to Lufkin Zoo – Few


• 2012 Jasper Relay for Life, Jasper Courthouse Square • “School House Rock!” Live – Right Choice – Few


21 • FFA Fundraiser Banquet – 6:30 pm



• Right Choice – 6th Grade – Rowe • STAAR Testing

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R What does the Bible say? ELIGION Faith, events



informed by scripture. T h e 9 "Pray then in L o r d ’ s this way: Our p r a y e r Father in heaven, serves as a hallowed be your m o d e l name. 10 Your prayer, but kingdom come. also JOE MILLER JR. it Your will be resides in done, on earth as the very it is in heaven. 11 Give middle of the Sermon us this day our daily on the Mount that bread. 12 And forgive Jesus proclaims at the us our debts, as we very beginning of his also have forgiven our ministry in Matthew. debtors. 13 And do not In this sermon, he bring us to the time of begins the process of trial, but rescue us defining, modeling, from the evil one. and manifesting the To those who read Kingdom of this column regularly, God/Heaven that he I apologize for writing, ushers into the earth. once again, about the To pray for God’s Lord’s prayer in the kingdom to come on gospel of Matthew. earth is the same thing However, there have as pledging ultimate been entire books allegiance to the reign devoted to these few of God as opposed to words from Jesus, and pledging allegiance to it is difficult to exag- America, Texas, or any gerate the importance other system of human of this prayer to the government. It does Christian church. (One not preclude alleof the best books on giance to our country, the Lord’s prayer is but it lifts our primary Ultimate Allegiance: and ultimate alleThe Subversive Nature giance to God over our of the Lord’s Prayer, worldly allegiances. It by Rev. Robert D. is possible to agree to Cornwall). As I have this pledge without read and studied realizing what it about the Lord’s entails. In this sermon, prayer, I have come to Jesus describes a the conclusion that I Godly vision of the doubt if many people coming and future know what they are kingdom of God on praying about when earth. The beatitudes they say this prayer in pronounce blessings church on Sunday on the meek, the poor, morning. We pray it those who mourn, together reverently. peacemakers, the hunWe know the words by gry, the merciful, those heart. Yet, the conver- persecuted, and the sation that I hear about pure in heart. The six values on national TV news leads me to believe that the values that are expressed are not informed by scriptural values; including those values embodied in the Lord’s prayer. I am not denigrating Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, or any other religious values, I am saying that most of those talking values claim to be Christian, but their publicly espoused values are poorly 13

antitheses extend the law to include anger and insult, sexual lust, legal divorce, swearing oaths, turning the other cheek when struck, giving to beggars, going the extra mile, and loving your enemy. Perhaps the most famous message is the so-called golden rule: “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12) The prayer employs an abundance of content in just a few words. Much could be written about the request for bread, but we need to recognize that it is a two-sided request. By requesting bread we are actually acknowledging our total dependence on God for everything that we are and everything that we have. We may have worked hard, but God has gifted us with our abilities and position to accomplish what we have accomplished. All good things come from God. At the same time, we also acknowledge that God’s will, and our support for that will, includes the basics of life (bread) for all people. The prayer says “give us this day our daily bread”. It does not say “my bread” but “our bread”. God’s will is for all people to have access to the basics of life that is represented by bread.


New student registration opens March 22nd for the

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384-7033 384-2527 314 N. Main Jasper Licensed by Tx Dept. of Human Services and Member of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools

Nondiscriminatory Policy The First Baptist Church Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

God does care about the distribution of wealth among his children. In our culture the basics include food, shelter, clothing, basic health care, meaningful work, communication tools, basic transportation, and basic utilities. God’s will is for a society of peacemakers who treat each other with respect and work towards the common good of everyone not just self. How we go about helping bring about the Kingdom of God on earth is a matter for much discussion and fruitful argument, but it is a goal that all Christians should embrace. Although other religions have a different theology, most of them lead to the expression of similar values. When we pray the Lord’s prayer, we should be cognizant of what we are praying. I do not hear much evidence of this cognition on national news from politicians or commentators. God is neither Democrat not Republican, but he is very concerned about his children and how they treat each other. Joe Miller, Jr. is Pastor Emeritus for First United Methodist Church Jasper, Texas

Don’t be seduced by purple blooms Long fragrant blooms of wisteria are as beloved as magnolias and azaleas in southern landscapes, but did you know there are two types of wisteria, native and non-native? The native wisteria (Wisteria frutescens) loves the acid soil, shady environment and moist conditions in East Texas. However, its blooms aren’t as showy as the more aggressive Asian imports. The plants most nurseries sell are Chinese or Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis or Wisteria floribunda), aggressive Asian imports that often escape into nature, causing problems in the environment. “Exotic wisterias impair and overtake native shrubs and trees through strangling or shading,” according to the Texas Invasives database. “Wisterias can be a problem in fence rows, forest, and landscapes. It can form dense thickets, replacing surrounding native vegetation,” according to Dr. Victor Maddox, University of Mississippi. You don’t have to drive far in East Texas to find a wisteria that has overtaken pine trees and is killing them. “In addition to girdling and killing the tree, the vine and foliage become a fire hazard,” said Chadd Caperton, Ag Agent for Jasper County. “Vines can grow so big and so tight that they prevent the tree from growing and cut off the supply of nutrients in the tree.” Resinous wisteria vines are quick to catch fire and allow any spark to climb up the “fire ladder” to the treetops, and may cause a simple grass fire to become a raging forest fire. Identification of non-native plants is often difficult, and most people don’t realize what harm their beautiful landscape plants can do when they get loose in the woods, according to Jasper Master Gardeners who have taken the Texas Invasives classes. The old Texas Invasives seminar covered only invasive plant species, but the database created by trained citizen scientists became so useful to researchers that training has been expanded to include other invasive species such as the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, and also class now includes rare plant identification as well.

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Hollingsworth, Hunt win over $26,000 at Bass Champs at Rayburn with 25.05 lbs. By PATTY LENDERMAN Lakecaster Managing Editor

Hollingsworth & Hunt win over $26,000 at Bass Champs on Sam Rayburn with 25.05 lbs Skeeter Bass Champs tournament trail held its 4th of five East Texas division events on Sam Rayburn on March 24, 2012. Well over 200 teams came to fish for a part of $61,450 up for grabs in cash and prizes for the top 28 teams. Rick Hollingsworth and Eric Hunt brought in over 25 pounds to win the highly coveted and guaranteed 1st place $20,000 check. They cashed in on a whole lot more, going home with over $26,000. It had been a gorgeous week and continued thru tournament weekend. With temps in the 80’s some of the first sun burns of the year were seen at weigh in. Sam Rayburn is in excellent shape as recent rains still continue to pump more water in to Big Sam, opening all boat launches on the lake and nearing full pool. The elevating lake levels and muddy to murky water had contenders scrambling to find bass. They too are on the move, some still in pre-spawn, many others in post spawn and trying to transition with the lake levels themselves. Hollingsworth & Hunt had located about five different spots to hit during the tournament. They started out at a ditch, lined with brush and grass. “We fished the edge of the ditch, starting shallow in the morning about 3’4’ deep with a watermelon red Senko.” The day did not start out right for them, as they broke off their first fish – and it was a nice one. “We stayed there and put a limit together. They were really biting good and we caught a

Outdoors photo/Patty Lenderman

Eric Hunt and Rick Hollingsworth put together a 25.05 lb limit that won 1st place and an overall $26,200 payday. The fish on the left weighed 8.72 lbs, catching Big Bass honors as well. lot of fish.” They had a decent limit by 11:30, then left that spot to try a few others. They needed a kicker. “After trying some of those other spots, we decided to head back to our first area.” It was a good call. At 2:00 Eric got the bite they needed. He landed their kicker, weighing 8.72 lbs! “That was our last cull of the day.” Their kicker ended up winning Big Bass of the tournament for $1,000. Adding the rest of their limit to the scales, they had 25.05 lbs for a 1st place win! Bass Champs presented them with the guaranteed 1st place check for $20,000. They were also fishing out of a qualified Skeeter Boat and won that bonus for an additional $5,000. Their total winnings were $26,200. Not bad for a day on the lake! “We would really like to

thank our families. They always support and encourage us.” Timothy Griffin fished alone in this event, and won 2nd place with a 21.94 lb limit. “This time of year I usually fish humps on Rayburn. This time I stayed on a point that staged from 16’ to 10’, all the way to 5’ deep.” His day started out well. Fishing with a crank bait, he caught two very nice ones early on. “After I caught those, I caught an amazing number of little ones!” Changing baits to a Carolina rigged magnum finesse worm, he backed out to a little deeper water, 5’8’. “I found that the smaller fish were in less than 4’ of water. Once I started fishing deeper, I started catching better fish again.” The area he stayed in was a 200 yard long stretch. “It was just a big drain. All

the fish I caught looked like they had already spawned.” His kicker was a close contender for Big Bass, weighing 8.39 lbs. Tim won the 2nd place check for $5,000. 3rd place was won by Rusty Clark and Cory Rambo with an 18.75 lb limit. “We didn’t do anything special, just grinded it out.” They picked one spot and stuck to it all day using ‘old faithful’ Carolina rigs. “It was a staging point, 8’-11’ deep. Rusty caught our first solid fish, about 4 pounds, at 9:00. We already had several smaller fish in the livewell.” At noon, things heated up as Cory added a 5 pounder and three over 3 pounds to their limit. “We probably culled 10 times today. It was a good day.” They won $3,000 for their 3rd place finish and would

like to thank Ranger boats, Golden Triangle Industries, Castaway rods and G& G. Top Teams: 1st $26,200 25.05 lbs Rick Hollingsworth & Eric Hunt 2nd $ 5,000 21.94 lbs Timothy Griffin 3rd $ 3,000 18.75 lbs Rusty Clark & Cory Rambo 4th $ 2,000+ 18.51 lbs Chase Ulery & Destin McKay 5th $ 1,200 18.12 lbs Bill Hudspeth & Ricky Potts 6th $ 1,090 17.28 lbs Brent Broussard & Todd Castledine 7th $ 1,080 16.56 lbs Jerry Silmon & Brett Hortman 8th $ 1,070 16.54 lbs Stan Burgay & Steve Burgay 9th $ 1,060 16.41 lbs Jimmy Sorter & Gerald Granger 10th $ 1,050 Bob Vote & Andy Vote ….and last in the

money… 28th $ 600 13.01 lbs Danny Cherry & Buddy Bumstead Big Bass $1,000 8.72 lbs Rick Hollingsworth & Eric Hunt THOUSANDS of dollars were awarded thru Sponsor Incentives! It PAYS to find out how to cash in on them! Skeeter Bonus $5,000 Rick Hollingsworth & Eric Hunt Costa Del Mar $ 200 Rick Hollingsworth & Eric Hunt Dodge Ram Bonus Chase Ulery & Destin McKay T o u r n a m e n t Statistics: Total Entries: 221 Teams Total Collected: $57,460 Total Payback (C&P): $61,450 Payback Percentage: 107% Total weight: 1182.88 lbs Average weight: 2.31 lbs With only one tournament left for the East Texas division, the Angler of the Year race is too close to call. The top five points leaders are: 661 pts Rusty Clark & Cory Rambo 656 pts Jerry Silmon & Brett Hortman 644 pts Glenn Robertson & Chad Cole 623 pts Chris McCall & Mike Freck 617 pts John Salamone & Ray Beck The final East Texas division tournament will be held June 16 on Lake Sam Rayburn at the Umphrey Family Pavilion. The Dodge Mega Bass tournament is April 1st on Lake Fork! A NEW Dodge truck will be won each hour! One lucky cast – one good hookset – one fish could win you a brand new truck. Sign up now! For full schedules on all regions, rules or results, click to H Y P E R L I N K "http://www.BassCha m p s . c o m " or call 817-439-3274

CLASSIFIED Call 409-384-3441 Legal Notices STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF BERNALILLO SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT NO. DM-200900852 JOHN V. PATTERSON, PETITIONER, VS NICOLE HOLLY PATTERSON, RESPONDENT NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION STATE OF NEW MEXICO to the above named Respondent(s), Greetings: You are hereby notified that the above named Petitioner has filed a civil action against you in the above entitled Court and cause, the general object thereof being: Emergency motion to modify or enforce previous decree / judgement /order. Unless you enter your appearance in said cause on or before th 9th day of April, 2012, a judgment by default will be entered against you. John Patterson 12017 Elvin Pl. N.S. Albuquerque, N.M. 87112 WITNESS the Honorable Alisha A. Hadfield, District Judge of the Second Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico, and the seal of

the District Court of Bernalillo County, this 21 day of February, 2012. GREGORY T. IRELAND CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT BY: Sharon Baca-Martinez, Deputy Clerk 3/14-28 W 3X NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE A 1995 16x76 Fleetwood Mobile Home will be auctioned on April 3,2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the South door of the Jasper County Courthouse, Jasper, Texas, AS IS WHERE IS, to the highest bidder for cash. 3/21-28 W 2X NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The following storage units located at E&E Storage, 2050 S. Wheeler St., Jasper, Tx. #23: Teresa McElroy #25: Cyrus Hafford #35: Jamie Byerly #62: Johnny Smith. Public sale will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012. 3/21-4/11 W 3X

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Help Wanted Need Billing Clerk for doctors office. Contact Dr. Singh at Jasper Diagnostic Clinic, 300 Marvin Hancock Dr., Jasper. The City of Jasper has an opening for a Light Equipment Operator for installation, repair, and maintenance of the wastewater collection system. The individual works on fire plugs, makes water and sewer taps, clears water/sewer lines, repairs water leaks and often works in manholes and deep sided trenches. An experienced operator with the ability and general knowledge to operate backhoe, trackhoe, and other light equipment safely and efficiently is preferred. Must have high school diploma or GED and a valid Texas driver’s license. Salary range $10.00 - $14.70 depending upon experience. Applications available at City of Jasper office, 465 S. Main Street, Jasper, Texas 75951 or by contacting Joe Whitener at 409-383-6109, email: The City of

Jasper is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D. [3/28] Drivers: Cryogenic Transportation ITR tanker work based out of Baytown. Awesome pay and benefits! Growing company CDL-A w/X end. 2 years exp. 866-3390072. [3/21-28]

Onsite Manager and Carwash attendant needed for our Buna location. Apply in person at 1011 E Gibson, Jasper, Texas. No phone calls please. [2/29TFN] North Star Helicopters, Inc. is currently looking for Ground Support Personnel to support its daily operation of precision

aerial application services. Position will require extended period of time on the road. Qualifications are: CLD driver with Hazmat and Tanker endorsement. Pay Rate $150 per day flat rate and $100 a night per diem. Application can be picked up at North Star Helicopters, 963 West, Jasper, Texas 75951. [3/21-4/11]

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Notices Publisher’s Notice: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, religion, sex, or national origin, or make any such preference limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law advertised in this newspaper is available on an equal opportunity basis. [TFN]

Huge yard sale, Fri.-Sat., March 30-31, 8 a.m. till ? Buna on Hwy. 96 South. New and used items - no junk! Furniture, clothes, shoes, toys, DVD’s, home decor, wall crosses, make-up, lots of costume jewelry, CD’s, items from Buckle, Gap, Hollister, Aeropostale, etc. Too much to list. [3/28]

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Viewpoints, comments, letters



Established in 1865

Saying goodbye?

Texas Oldest Weekly Newspaper, Continuously Published Under the Same Name

702 S. Wheeler, Jasper, Texas 75951 USPS 273-140 • ISSN 0764-2824 PHONE:(409) 384-3441 FAX: (409) 384-8803

PUBLISHER Jeffrey T. Reedy EDITOR Jimmy Galvan

YOUR VIEWPOINT Why did you take the precious vase? By MARY THACKER Jasper

I really appreciate the fact that someone took a heavy brown flower vase out of the last electric cart (in the back of the well), as we call it. And there were two vases in that electric cart. You didn’t have any “business” back there to begin with, for that last care in the well had been dead for over a year. The vase was given to me by a relative, and I wouldn’t have parted with that vase for no amount of money. This was taken on Tuesday, March 13. I don’t know who you are, but, God does and He will punish you for this someday, that’s for sure. My name is on the bottom of

the vase.

Letters criteria set The Jasper Newsboy would like to publish your thoughts and concerns about issues that are important to you. All Letters to the Editor should be accompanied with the writer’s name and daytime telephone number for verification purposes. All letters are subject to editing for newspaper style and clarity, without changing the meaning of the content. Letters endorsing or opposing political candidates are considered political advertising and will be forwarded to the advertising department. Deadline for letters is 10 a.m. Monday to be published in the following Wednesday’s publication. Mail letters to: The Jasper Newsboy P.O. Box 1419 Jasper, Texas 75951-1419 or e-mail to:

Newsboy photo/Jimmy Galvan

Garrett Morgan shakes hands with one of his varsity football players following last Thursday’s meeting.

G UEST COMMENTARY Regional expressions


Standing in line for a movie a few days ago, I overheard a middle-aged man tell a friend, “Lord, I’ve been busier than a bee in a tar bucket.” Having written a couple of books on East Texas expressions, I thought I knew them all, but the bee in the tar bucket was new. But, then again, East Texans have always been inventive when it comes to expressing themselves. My wife often chides me about calling our refrigerator an “ice box.” But it’s an expression I find hard to drop. Growing up in Diboll in the early forties, we had in the kitchen a tall box-like enclosure where my mom kept perishables such as meats, eggs and cheese.


To keep the box cool, an ice truck made its rounds around Diboll on a regular basis, leaving a block of ice in the box. Since he was a trusted delivery man, he walked through the kitchen door on the back porch and dumped the ice in the “ice box.” I am not sure, but I think this was one of those services provided without charge by Southern Pine Lumber Company. But woe be unto the kid in the house who forgot to hang the “ice card” on the front porch. The card had different amounts and the ice man delivered the amount at the top of the card. If the card wasn’t present, we likely went without ice until my father went to the ice house and picked up a block. East Texas expressions seem to be making a comeback. I recently heard

a man say that his wife “has a biscuit in the oven,” referring to the fact that she was pregnant. Other expressions dealing with biscuits include these: • “Burn the biscuits and feed the devil.” • “If you drop a biscuit, you’ll likely marry a poor man.” • “If you take the last biscuit on the plate, you’ll marry the cook.” • “Those biscuits are so big that it only takes nine to make a dozen.” The best delicacy in many rural households was ‘nanner puddin’ which, of course, is banana pudding. Some people who come to East Texas have difficulty understanding our way of speaking. A few years, ago, while we were having guests for dinner, my wife instructed me to “run to the store”

and pick up a loaf of bread. One of our guests looked at me and asked, “Instead of running to the store, why don’t you drive your car?” “I’m fixin’ to go” or “I’m fixin’ to do that” is another expression some people don’t understand.” Here are a few other popular expressions: “I’m so broke I can’t buy dust.” “To tame a mule, bite him on the ear.” “He’s so lazy he won’t hit a lick at a snake.” “If your nose itches, you will kiss a fool.” “He’ll charge hell with a bucket of water.” Bob Bowman of Lufkin is the author of more than 50 books about East Texas history and folklore. He can reached at

CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS Drought, wildfire impact persist as big issues

USTIN — Even with better-thannormal rainfall in many locales in the last quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, lake and reservoir levels remain low and widespread concern about drought and wildfire remains high. Meanwhile, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on March 21 announced agricultural losses attributed to the 2011 drought had reached $7.62 billion. Texas AgriLife Extension Service economists said last year’s drought was the costliest on record for the state. At a March 22 interim meeting of the House Natural Resources Committee, Drew DeBerry of the state agriculture department said the $7.62 billion figure does not include some $3.4 billion in timber losses, and that wildfires burned off the vegetation on more than 4 million acres of land. With the threat of high winds and drought continuing, Gov. Rick Perry last week extended two disaster proclamations, one for drought affecting the state’s 254 counties and one for wildfire affecting 86 West

Texas counties. Perry supplies,” originally issued the Vaughan wrote, drought emergency disas“implementater proclamation on July tion of the plan 5, 2011, and the wildfire is crucial to emergency disaster ensure public proclamation on Dec. 21, health, safety, 2010. and welfare and There’s a State economic develDrought Preparedness opment in the Plan for emergency state.” responses to severe Supreme Court drought, but future, Ed Sterling to hear case Texas Press large-scale needs are M o n d a y Association addressed in the Texas t h r o u g h Water Development Wednesday of Board’s 2012 state water this week (March 26-28) the plan. Graphs in the plan U.S. Supreme Court is schedshow the state’s population uled to hear oral arguments nearly doubling in the next in Florida v. United States 50 years and the water sup- Department of Health and ply correspondingly decreas- Human Services. The court is ing. Recommendations six expected to render a ruling years in the making — the on the case in late June. input of more than 400 peoTexas is one of 25 states ple and 16 regional water joining Florida in the case development boards — are petitioning the high court to in place for new water con- declare unconstitutional the servation and management national health care law, the measures needed to deal Patient Protection and with persistent drought con- Affordable Care Act ditions. < Included in the water plan iki/Patient_Protection_and_ is a Jan. 5 “letter to the peo- Affordable_Care_Act> of ple of Texas” by Water 2010. The states’ main objecDevelopment Board tion stems from a mandate in Chairman Edward G. the law that beginning in Vaughan. “As the state con- 2014 will require an individtinues to experience rapid ual to purchase health care growth and declining water

coverage if their employer does not offer it. Gov. Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and other prominent Republicans have expressed opposition to the law, asserting that it violates states’ rights and individual rights. March 23 was the second anniversary of President Obama’s signing the act into law. The Austin-based, nonpartisan Center for Public Policy Priorities published a paper on March 23 to point out a few things the law is already doing, such as: 7.5 million Texans no longer have a lifetime limit on their health insurance. More than 300,000 Texans under age 26 are allowed to stay on their parents’ policy. 3.8 million Texans with private insurance can get preventative care with no co-pay or deductible.

Texans asked to visit parks Texas Parks and Wildlife Department last week reported a $4.6 million budget gap brought on by devastating wildfires, record drought and a corresponding decrease the number of state

park visitors. Carter Smith, executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, launched an appeal on March 22, asking more Texans to visit the parks and help erase the budget deficit. Texans are pitching in already. The agency reported it had received $1.4 million since early December through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and contributions from a new program allowing Texans to donate to state parks when registering motor vehicles.

Nuclear waste disposal OK’d

The Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission on March 23 voted unanimously to approve rules allowing low-level radioactive waste from 38 states to be shipped to Texas and stored at an underground site in Andrews County. Final approval must be granted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for shipments to begin. Ed Sterling is director of member services for the Texas Press Association in Austin.


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Organizations, clubs, events


Historical Museum commemorates donors Community leaders gathered at the Jasper County Historical Museum last Friday for long-awaited dedication of the glass bricks commemorating donors who helped finance the museum. Tom Harken, founder of Case Ole, donated the building almost 10 years ago, and helped raise funds for the initial restoration work. Much of that first work done on the building had to be redone after Hurricanes Rita and Ike. Mary Alice Debney sold the most "bricks" -- clear crystal block engraved with the donor's name -- that helped raise enough funds to finish the first floor of the building. Musuem Director Nina Messersmith says now that people can see the museum is a reality, growing and contributing to the community, she hopes to sell enough commemorative brick to complete the mexxanine level and top floor of the museum. For more information on what is becoming known as the "Museum on the Square" contact Messersmith at 3833132. Courtesy Photo Courtesy photo

Tom Harkin and Mary Alice Debney

Mary Alice Debney with glass brick engraved with her family's name

Taste of Jasper

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The Annual Taste of Jasper was held this past weekend on Saturday evening, Mar. 24. The public was invited to come out and sample what local restaurant, caterers and eateries have to offer in the area.

Faces and Places

DETAS Meeting The Deep East Texas Archeological Society will meet Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7 PM at the Newton County History Center, 213 East Court St., Newton, TX. The featured speaker is Herman Wright,Jr., whose father was the principal of a Rosenwald school in the Newton area. For more information, call Pam Wright at (409) 3792109 or Dickie Dixon at (936) 366-6029 or (936) 639-1411. Dickie Dixon Barbecue fund-raiser Brookeland Masonic Lodge #935 will have a fund-raiser on March 30 at Brookshire Bros. parking lot in Jasper

from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu will consist of a barbecue sandwich, chips and bottled water for $5. Delivery available. Call 384-2774 for information.

Flower show, plant sale The Newton Garden Club will host its 49th annual standard flower show and plant sale at the Christian Community Life Center, First United Methodist Church, 207 Houston Street Friday, March 30 from 4:306:30 p.m. and on Saturday, March 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free admission and free food buffet. Call 397-4131 for more information.

Jasper Retired Teachers The Jasper Retired Teachers Association will meet Monday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Christian Service Center of the Church of Christ. Guest speakers will be Terri Cheeley, who will talk on health care and Dr. James Warner, who will give a legislative update.

Benefit breakfast Elijah's Cafe is holding a benefit breakfast for SNIPS Spay Neuter Initiative Pet Society on Monday, April 16, from 7-9 a.m. Tickets are $10. Dine-in, carryout, and delivery will be available. SNIPS also has tickets on a Stainless Steel grill for a $1 donation. For tickets, call 384-8251.


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JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW Hard work, dedication, participation

Newsboy photos/Jodie Warner

Top Left: Reserve Grand Champion Steer shown by Leonicio Gomez Jr. with Byron Watson of Byron Watson Trucking;TR: Reserve Grand Champion Swine was shown by Matthew Akridge with Charles and Brenda Frasier of Advantage Plus Homecare; Bottom Left: Reserve Grand Champion rabbit Austin Reeves with his grandfather; Bottom Right: Nikki Caffey with her Reserve Grand Champion Goat, grand parents (Caffey Automotive), and number one cheerleader Cindy Thompson.

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Jasper County since the foundation of the livestock show in the late ‘70’s/early ‘80’s. Charles and Brenda Frasier of Advantage Plus Homecare also gave away two “hard luck” awards this year to kids who have run into hardships along the year with their project and were unable to show. The sale then began with the Grand Champion Steer owned by Brittany Nichols and sold to Caney Head Construction for $9,900. The Grand Champion swine was shown by Matthew Akridge to 4 C welding for $2,726, next was the Grand Champion owned by Keather Nichols and sold to Therapy Group of Texas for $1,500. The Grand Champion rabbit meat pen belonged to Heather Folk and was bought by Joe and Sue Folk for $1,100. Tanner Sims had the Grand Champion broiler and was sold to Southeast Texas Industries for $1,800. The Grand Champion goat was shown by Madisyn McClelland and was sold to Advantage Plus Homecare for $1,600. Leonicio Gomez had the Reserve Grand Champion Steer that was sold to Byron Watson Trucking and Parks Oilfield Service for $8,120. Reserve Grand Champion swine went to Erica Berry and was bought by Advantage Plus Homecare for $1,470. Kim Morton was the owner of the Reserve Grand Champion lamb that was sold to First Bank and Trust East Texas for $800. Reserve Grand Champion rabbit was owned by Austin Reeves and was sold to Brookshire Brothers of Silsbee and Giglio Distributer for $1500. Jacob Keene showed the Reserve Grand Champion broiler pen and sold it to Jenny’s Fried Chicken for $1300 and Nikki Caffey had

the Reserve Grand Champion Goat, it was sold to Caffey Automotive for $2,000. The rest of the final standings and sale results are as follows: Third place steer, Brian Askew, $3,600, Southwestern FarmsRay and Suzanne; third place swine, Colton Cotton, $1,228.50, Control Fluids; third place lamb, Jordan Van Devender, $1,200, Jasper County Farm Bureau; third place rabbit, Josie White, $600, Community BankKirbyville; third place broiler, Autumn Flores, $1,000, Hatch Wrecker Service and S&R Pharmacy; third place goat, Zach Ford, $1,050, Jimmy and Cathy Wilkerson, Triangle Rescue, and Pamela Baden. Fourth place steer, Amber Askew, $3,600, Therapy Group of Texas; fourth place swine, Tanner Cox, $1,334, Cypress Creek Farm and Ranch; fourth place lamb, Kylie Suggs, $750, Weaver Motors; fourth place rabbit, Tana Williams, $700, Brookshire BrothersKirbyville; fourth place broiler, Laney Dennis, $750, Clint and Amy Dennis; fourth place goat, Lane Walker, $1,300, Southeast Texas Industries. Fifth place steer, Yasmin Gomez, $3,162.50, Merit Oilfield Service; fifth place swine, Jamie Jackson, $1,474, Metco Machine Repair Shop; fifth place lamb, Abbie Suggs, $1,600, Southwestern Farms-Ray and Suzanne; fifth place rabbit, Emalie Glenn, $900, Southeast Texas Industries; fifth place broiler, Gracie Smith, $1,200, Parks Oilfield Service; fifth place goat, Carsyn Fussel, $1,300, Nichols Contract Pumping. Sixth place steer, Brooke Burnett, $6,900, Southern Lawn and Landscapes; sixth place

Newsboy photo/Jodie Warner

JACOB KEENE sold his reserve grand champion broilers to Jenny’s Fried Chicken for $1,300 on Saturday night. swine, Britney Scott, $1,270, Andy and Amy Bryant; sixth place lamb, Taylor Bryant, $2,000, Therapy Group of Texas; sixth place rabbit, Anna Welch,$900, Keeler Enterprise and Like New Auto; sixth place broiler, Dana Watson, $800, Community Bank of Texas-Jasper and Community BankKirbyville; sixth place goat, Emilee Harris, $1,100, Like New Auto and Treatment Designs. Seventh place steer, Kayla Mancill, $4,200, Hatch Construction; seventh place swine, Amanda Adeleena Arnold, $1,000, Schindler Elevator and A-1 Sheet Metal; seventh place rabbit, Jared Williams,$800, Hatch Construction; seventh place broiler, Jalen Watson, $900, Jenny’s Fried Chicken; seventh place goat, Brooke Tanton, $1,000, Silsbee Nissan. Eighth place steer, Dena Watson, $3,600,

Environmental Concerns and Parks Leasing; eighth place swine, Anna Bailey, $1,215, Applied Standards Inspection; eighth place lamb, Whitney George,$1,400, Ben Larson, L 3 Ranch; eighth place rabbit, Kayla Armitage, $800, Brookeshire BrothersKirbyvile; eighth place broiler, Dena Watson, $750, East Texas Pressure Washer; eighth place goat, Kylie Gore, $700, Superior Auto sales and Wolf Land and Cattle. Ninth place steer, Hope Strother, $3,150, Therapy Group of Texas; ninth place swine, Joel Hare, $938, Applied Mechanical and Dennis Marks; ninth place lamb, Taylor Downs, $750, Dr. Harold Young; ninth place rabbit, Jacob Glenn, $975, Southeast Texas Industries; ninth place broiler, Leonicio Gomez Jr., $700, Adam EE Stringer Funeral Home and Kyle’s

Carpet; ninth place goat, Kyra Young, $800, Southeast Texas Industries. Tenth place steer, Kennedy Jackson, $3,180, Cypress Creek Farm and Ranch; tenth place swine, Madisyn McClelland, $1,068, ALM FAB Inc.; tenth place lamb, Pacen Read, $1,200, Ellis Construction, Jerry Burch Trucking, and Weaver Motors; tenth place rabbit, Tyler Holland, $1,000, Newtron; tenth place broiler, Ethan Cole, $700, Cowboy Stringer and Ed Bradley Body Shop; tenth place goat, Case Vandevender, $750, Craig Mixson J.D. Eleventh place steer, Josie Cole, $3,000, Bryan & Bryan Asphalt, C & L Vacuum,and B & J Vacuum; eleventh place swine, Kade Upshaw, $1,632, Quality Matt; eleventh place lamb, Tyler Holland, $1,000, Vic Nelson; eleventh place rabbit, Lyndsie Love, $800, Elder Cypress Log Homes; eleventh place broiler, Kaleb Humble, $700, Hatch Construction; eleventh place goat, Sophilie Palmore, $1,000, First Bank and Trust East Texas. Twelfth place steer, Morgan Black, $3,600.50 Burrell Trucking; twelfth place swine, Blake Bailey, $1,320, Jerry Clark; twelfth place lamb, Suzanne Berry, $1,000, Community Bank-Buna; twelfth place rabbit, Anna Bailey, $900, Orange Oilfield, Kirbyville Buyer’s Committee, and Orange County Building Material; Twelfth place broiler, Bryce Bowers, Anadarko; twelfth place goat, Emily Jimenez, First Bank and Trust East Texas. Thirteenth place steer, Laney Dennis, $3,000, Landmark Nurseries; thirteenth place swine, Bailey Elder, $1,296.75, Kirbyville Buyer’s Committee, Oilfield Welding, Patrick’s Paint

and Body, and Pioneer Oilfield Services; thirteenth place lamb, Delaney Holley, $800, Jasper County Autoplex, Bill McGraw J.D., Dr. Jim Hamilton, Charles Gee Logging, Ashley Furniture, and Meaux Insurance; thirteenth place rabbit, Alexis Shierry, $600, Chubby’s Packing and Executive Car Care; thirteenth place broilers, Paige Berryman, $800, Kirbyville Buyer’s Committee and Shamrock Vacuum; thirteenth place goat, Zachary Fairchild, $1,100, Byron Watson Trucking. Fourteenth place steer, Ethan Cole, $3,840, Landmark Nurseries, Inc.; fourteenth place swine, $1,005, Buna Beacon and Merit Oilfield Service; fourteenth place lamb, Jayce Morgan, $1,200, First Bank and Trust East Texas; fourteenth place rabbit, Cody Brabham, $600, Mike Shannon Welding and Mack Construction; fourteenth place broilers, Tanner Weir, $700, Newtron; fourteenth place goat, Brittany Nichols, $1,000, Jasper County Farm Bureau. Fifteenth place steer, Katie Maddox, $2,390, Platinum Driver’s Inc.; fifteenth place swine, Jesse Biscamp, $1,307.25, Elder Cypress Log Homes; fifteenth place lamb, Lane Howard, $1,900, B & S Construction and Xxon Towing and Wrecking; fifteenth place rabbit, Cory McCurley, $700, Buna Young Farmer, Senor Toro’s Mexican Restaurant and Starks Farm; fifteenth place broiler, Braden Berryman, $700, Bryan & Bryan Asphalt and Commissioner Willie Stark; fifteenth place goat, Korbin Harris, B&B Cattle, Billy and Darrell Askew, and Cypress Fabrication. See Sale, Page 11A

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JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW Hard work, dedication, participation

Newsboy photo/Jodie Warner

2012 JCJLF Scholarship Winners:Will Miller, Erica Hunt, and Brooke Burnett. Miller won the new prestigous award, the Grimes Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. Seniors also have a busy night at the sale, aside from getting their animal ready for bidding, they also assist with the operation of the auction including giving buyers gifts from the foundation for buying as well and will also be working the annual “buyer’s dinner” where those who came and out and supported the youth during the show are invited back out for a meal, usually steak and fish.

Newsboy photo/Jodie Warner

This Grand Champion was dressed to impressed and for $9,900 it sure seems that he did

Newsboy photo/Jodie Warner

Kyra Young, a new 4-Her shows her first goat and receives comments from the judge, she fell into a good position in the top three of her class and landed in the sale her first year!

Sale/ Continued from Page 10A

Sixteenth place steer, Austin Reeves, $4,060, Southeast Texas Industries; sixteenth place swine, Morgan Black, $1,500,Evadale Buyer’s CommitteeJimmy Jones; sixteenth place lamb, Dustin Stanley, $800,B&E Enterprises; sixteenth place rabbit, Calvin Welch, $800, Buna Electric; sixteenth place broiler, Allie Watson, $850, Kirbyville Buyer’s Committee, L&W Swabbing, Kelly’s Dirt Service, Joe Dewitt, and Kirbyville Banner; sixteenth place goat, Kaylen Martin, $700, Nichols Contract Pumping; Seventeenth place steer, Gracie Smith, $4,200, Nichols Contract Pumping; seventeenth place swine, Chesni Broussard, $1,403, Therapy Group of Texas; seventeenth place lamb, Holden Cox, $1,000, East Texas RV Sales; seventeenth place rabbit, Jacob Keene, $1,000, Pat Manchac and Robertson Constructions; seventeenth place broiler, Dalton Ford, $700, B&E Resources and Buna Electric; seventeenth place goat, Will Miller, $1,200, McDonald’s Mobile Homes and

Southeast Texas Dental Center. Eighteenth place steer, John Kalafatis, $3,700, Chance Evans, Few Ready Mix Concrete, Hollis Tire, Jasper County Farm and seed, Harry Mason, Matthews Construction, Division of APA, State FarmJoe Knight, Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home, and Advance Finance; eighteenth place swine, Danielle Guzman, $1,000, Karen’s Custom Embroidery and Todd Ellis; eighteenth place lamb, Kaylen Martin, $950, Weaver Motors and Diamonc C Awards; eighteenth place rabbits, Gabriella Landrum, $800, Beaumont Coca Cola and Rural Pipe; eighteenth place broiler, Carson Watson, $700, Kirbyville Buyer’s Committee and Precision Safety; eighteenth place goat, Morgan Dowden, $800, Kirbyville Buyer’s Committee and Smith Dozer Service. Nineteenth place steer, Justin Lewis, $3,231.25, Watson Plumbing; nineteenth place swine, Dustin Sirmons, $1,464.75, Beaumont Bone and Joint; nineteenth place

Newsboy photo/Jodie Warner

Charles Shofner Jr. was honored on Sat. night, Mar. 24 for his many years of continued volunteerism as the auctioneer at the Jasper County Junior Livestock Show lamb, Hayleigh Delahoussaye, $900,Talon Insurance, US Secure Coins, and John Burke; nineteenth place rabbit, Kinzi Jo Nolan, $700, B&E Resources; nineteenth place broiler, $750, Rush Trucking-Lufkin and Sams Wester Store and Safety Resources; nineteenth place goat, Kaylee Foshee, $1,300, Ricky Day Trucking. Twentieth place steer, Michael Kalafatis, $2,205, Clint Davis Logging; twentieth place

swine, Savannah Palmore, $1,273, Southwestern FarmsRay and Suzanne; twentieth place lamb, Erika Jade Hunt, $1,000, Evadale Buyer’s Committee Chance Burnett; twentieth place rabbit, Blake Bailey, $1,100, B&B Building, Ellis Truck and Trailor, and Twin Lakes Housing; twentieth place broiler, Suzanne Berry, $1,200, JRW Logistics, twentieth place goat, Kinzie Christian, $1,000, Ricky

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JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW Hard work, dedication, participation

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Grand Champion swine Matthew Akridge; Grand Champion Broiler Tanner Sims; Grand Champion lamb Keather Nichols; Grand Champion goat Madisyn McClelland, and Grand Champion rabbit Heather Folk

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