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Volume 01, Issue 15

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Yddo Ortiz, behind the scenes at the Resurrection Pageant Yddo Ortiz, who has since its inception, played a major role in the planning and coordinating of the Annual Resurrection Pageant, gives an interesting behind the scenes report on this year’s Pageant: “At the end of each Resurrection Pageant we always say ‘this one was better than the one before!’ And that has been the story all through the years. Well, this year was no exception. I think it was one of the best, and it will be one of the best for the next few years. The reason why I say that is because I was able, privileged and honored to see, to hear, to smell, to touch the presence of God this time! “Most of you know that Friday night we had a storm here in Keene. It rained one inch in 30 minutes. We had put all the market place together the day before and some of the tents already had items inside them, all set up and ready to go. About four o’clock in the morning I woke up. I

A Rainbow of Colors for You By C Weasley It seems as old man winter wants to stick around a bit longer than usual this year, and that has an effect on the spring flowers that need warm days to show their beauty here in Johnson County. It is a necessity that we get adequate rains in the winter for the flowers to bloom. This is especially critical to the Texas Bluebonnets. Winters that produce small or no rain are often a telltale sign of what the fields of Texas Bluebonnets will be. By late March the roadsides in the southern part of Johnson County are blooming and any one of the roads that lead to or around the Cleburne State Park area can be good for a multitude of species of flowers. Try FM 1434, the State Park Road as we often refer to it. Take By-Pass US67, cross over the head waters of Lake Pat Cleburne and turn left at the Elks Lodge. The next 8-14 miles are usually great for spring flowers. Any county roads, sometimes referred to as “CR”, are worth checking out. These roads are not private, but should be treated with respect and you should always try and pull off the main part of the road. Respect all land owners. If they stop and question you tell them you are enjoying nature and what God has given us. Fields of Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Fire wheel and many various species of sages are always a welcomed sight to the nature lover. Stop and walk the ditches and carefully examine all the small flowers. You should find Puccoon, Rattlesnake and mealy sage, Blue-eyed grass, Texas Star, Meadow Pink, Spiderwort, Lemon Horsemint and many others. As you drive toward the Cleburne State Park area you will be crossing a different habitat from the one in Keene. The limestone covered hills will produce a completely

live about 4 miles from here and the storm was going on and immediately of course, I thought man, the market place is not going to stand this one! There’s just too much water, too fast with winds 30 miles an hour and thundering. So, I just laid there waiting and thinking how to pick this up. When it stopped raining, I got up and drove to the market place to see it. I got out of my vehicle on Hillcrest, I went to the market place and I stood there in the middle, just looking around. I said ‘man, all these tents are up!’ I could not believe it! Not only that, but I went to the tents that I knew had items already set up - very small items made out of delicate clay. And every item on the shelf was just as it had been placed there. All the tents had everything in place! There was only one tent that was turned over but in most of them, their roofs were full of water and had caved in. The middle of the tent had hit

the table so the weight of the water had actually served to hold the tent down! “After we emptied the water and all that, we lacked one tent. And that one tent was in front of the (Hopps) museum. All by itself, the spikes were in the ground and the ground was soaking wet, but the tent was standing. We took that tent and we put it in the place where the other one had blown away. And we were ready to go at 9 o’clock in the morning! To me, that was only the presence of God there that night. “The guy who was in charge of the electronics, the microphones, etc., he stood inside the registration building, and he could see the storm going on. He said ‘those tents just swayed like that and I was just waiting for them to just blow away!’ But all of then withstood it and to me that was a miracle that we haven’t had on other occasions. That’s probably one of my highlights of

the whole Pageant. “Besides that, we had the biggest crowd – not only the biggest crowd, but the biggest crowd in one performance, which was 1,000 people in the last performance. We have never had that. And that was unusual and most special! “There were eight performances, eight of them in Spanish. In years past we’ve had performances in Spanish, but this year was awesome because these people really put a lot of passion into it! And people who did not understand Spanish could understand the story. That’s what made it so special. They had more people in the Spanish performances than in any of the other performances. “We had volunteers doing different things and there was volunteer - a Spanish guy that was to play the blind character that Jesus would heal. Well, the performances went right on time, right on the second. But one of them was when Je-

sus came into the marketplace riding on a donkey, that one had to be timed just right. Well, the guy who was supposed to guide the donkey wasn’t present and there were only about 2 minutes left. So they went around looking for me and fortunately they found me. ‘We don’t have a donkey handler,’ they informed me. And so I ran over there and then I was just trying to find somebody dressed in character to help out. I could not do it because I wasn’t dressed appropriately for the scene. So I saw this guy standing there and I said, ‘would you please lead the donkey?’ And he replied, ‘I can’t, I’m blind!’”

Girl recovering after horseback accident By Tammye Nash For the family of 11-yearold Kinzie “Kiki” Wilson of Rendon, the worst nightmare of their life began on a sunny March afternoon at a horse ranch near Keene. “We spent five days in pure hell,” the girl’s father, Alan Wilson, said of the days after his daughter’s near-fatal new group of flowers. Any horseback riding accident. creek or water-way should be The Wilsons were visiting searched for special flowers friends, and Kinzie was ridlike Frog Fruit, button Bush, ing one of their horses. The and Leather Flower. The one nightmare started when Kinzie in Central Texas is bright red; fell from the horse, struck her the one we have here is purple. head on a metal pipe fence. The edges of any pond, lake The family knew right away or tank are also a good place the injury was serious. They to see different species. What called 911, and paramedics is here today will usually be with Keene Fire Department around a few days later. Ask responded. anyone who has studied flowKeene Fire Chief Matt Gillin ers to help with your identifisaid his department received cation. There are some sharp the call at 5:50 p.m. and impeople in Keene & Cleburne mediately notified a CareFlite who know and study flowers helicopter to stand by “beand who are willing to help. cause of the nature of the Always keep good notes and injury.” if you have questions about “When we arrive at a scene, your identification of a certain we assess the patient. We have species, take a good digital to make a decision within the camera along, snap a quick first minute or so on whether picture for reference, when we need to call in CareFlite you get back to your home and so we can get them there as have better references handy, quickly as possible,” Gillin you should be able to ID the said. flower. In Kinzie’s case, “We called There are many good books them right away,” Gillin said. on Texas flowers and there The CareFlite helicopter are as many authors who use different names for flowers in their books. I use the books, Texas Wildflowers by Geyata Ajulvsgi and Texas WildflowJean Murray, Melba Bower ers by Campbell and Lynn and Esther Rodney recently Loughmiller. Three excellent web sites for enjoyed a vacation in Riverside, California. Their Texas flowers are: residence faced the foot of 1. www.texaswildflowersMt. Rubidoux and they were sightings.org 2. www.wildflowersoftexas. able to sit on the back patio and look at snow covered com 3. www.texaswildflowerspic- mountains in the distance. They were able to attend the tures.com Dr. Phil show and the Price Unless you are a botanist, the reality of making a correct is Right. Esther’s husband, David, joined them the first identification of all the flowweekend and drove them to ers you see is not necessary. Lake Arrowhead. He and After all, the beauty and fun Esther hiked up Mt. Rubidoux, of a collection, by camera or about a 5 mile hike. They also pressed out in a book, as we did years ago, will be of great enjoyed the beach on Balboa Island. Melba’s grandchilfun and satisfaction. Now what are you waiting for? The dren, Dr. Kimber and MJ Kopf came down for dinner and flowers are out there for your games. On their way home, enjoyment and pleasure. they stopped at Tombstone,

landed in a nearby field to pick Kinzie up, then carried her to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. She was rushed into surgery where doctors worked to relieve pressure on her brain caused by the fractures in her skull and around her left eye, and to repair the damage. Doctors told Kinzie’s parents her prognosis was bleak. “Doctors won’t even know for sure if she’ll make it three more days,” Alan Wilson wrote in an email to friends as

he waited for his daughter to come out of surgery. And even if she lived, doctors told the parents, Kinzie could suffer damage to her brain and eye. Kinzie’s condition improved by bits and pieces. Alan Wilson, in his now-daily email update to friends, noted on March 28 that Kinzie “had a real bad night but she fought through it and is a little better today.” By the next day, he said she “seems to be getting a little better. But we’re not out of the woods yet.”

And then, on March 30, came the news they had all been praying for: “She’s gonna make it!” Alan Wilson wrote. “99 percent certain, but that’s close enough for me! Still won’t know what, if any, the long term effects may be ... and I don’t care, as long as she makes it.” Now, a week and a half later, Kinzie is recovering well, and Alan Wilson credits the fast Continued: Horseback Accident Page 2

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City Contracts for 5 acres of land and looks for more land for a new city hall

At the recent meeting of the recent Meeting of the Governing Body of Keene at City Hall on April 4, 2013 the Council held two public hearings for the consideration of the annexation into the City of Keene, the 56 acres owned by the Keene Economic Development Corporation. “It’s just a formality,” stated Councilman John Chapman. There was also a discussion and possible action on approval of the Keene Business Development Corporation

signing a real estate contract to purchase land located at lots 1-21, block 1, Summer Estates, approximately five (5) acres located on Wallen Ridge near the intersection of South College, Keene, Texas. City Administrator Bill Guinn informed the council members that that closing costs for this deal would be “in the vicinity of $5,000 with no realtor fees.” City Councilman Donny Gore made a motion to table this action until an “official

member of the Keene Business Development Corporation could be present.” This motion failed for lack of a second. City Councilman John Chapman then made the motion for approval of the contract and it was seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Dale Janes and carried unanimously by the Council members. There was also discussion on a future City Hall with a number of sites suggested including College Drive and 4th Street (the old New

Cushion site), the former Color Graphics building site on Fairview and the old “Hour of Prophesy” building on State Highway 67. Keene City Councilman John Chapman made the motion for the “City Administrator be tasked for finding 4 prospective sites – 2 new and 2 old, for discussion and possible action on approval within 60 days.” Mayor Pro Tem Janes seconded this motion and it was carried unanimously.

5K Splash of Color Benefit Run Coming to Keene

Southwestern Adventist University’s CABL (Collegiate Adventists for Better Living) chapter is hosting a 5K Splash of Color run on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. The run is open to the community. A $25 entrance fee (with registration by April 9) guarantees a t-shirt and color packet. Late registrants are welcome at the 7:30 a.m. registration (t-shirts are first come, first serve the morning of). Southwestern’s CABL chapter, under the supervision of campus chaplain Islem Mattey and directed by freshman Theology major and Keene local Austen Powell, is responsible for implementing activities on campus that promote healthy living concepts and practical

experiences. The race benefits future community CABL events. Sunday’s run includes the popular organic paint packets. Students from Keene Adventist Elementary School will participate by motivating runners with their cheers and their own paint packets. Small children and strollers are welcome at your risk. The organic paint is washable. Please no pets on the run. For more information or to register, call Austen at 817-723-7350 or register online at http://iamsouthwestern. thankyou4caring.org/run. Austen Powell, student director for Southwestern’s chapter, says, “We wanted to offer an activity for the community that was fun, promoted health-

ful living, and provided for greater interaction between our alumni, our community, and current students. We plan for this to be an annual activity. I’m excited to have fun with the community.” Southwestern Adventist University has offered Christian education since 1893. The beautiful campus is home to

quality professors, technologically-advanced classrooms, 67 academic programs including three masters programs, and many ways to get involved both on campus and abroad. Southwestern is perfectly situated to provide students with the atmosphere and tools necessary to begin their career in a Christian atmosphere.

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Keene Chronicle Thanks Volunteers Through the years, the Meal-on-Wheels delivery program has had a number of local, dedicated volunteers. The Keene Chronicle would like to give recognition to the volunteers who are currently involved in the delivery of the meals to Keene area recipients. These include Maurine Evans, Louie Mikesell, Bill Kilgore, Dr. Stewart Nelson, Benjie Leach and Virginia Thurber. A total of 25-30 meals are delivered daily by these dedicated volunteers who give of their time to improve the quality of life of many of Keene’s “children of yesterday.”

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response of Keene FD and CareFlite and the excellent care of the physicians and nurses at Cook Children’s with her recovery. “The Keene guys were great. They did everything they possibly could for us, and they certainly did the right thing by calling in CareFlite,” he said. “And the CareFlite guys were awesome. The pilots that brought her to Cook Children’s even came by to visit her and check on her after she woke up. “And the doctors and nurses [at Cook Children’s] are amazing. If anyone ever has to take their children to the hospital for something, they should bring them here. I can’t say enough good things about this hospital and the staff.” But the real credit, Alan Wilson said, goes to God, to Kinzie’s own deep and abiding faith and to the nonstop prayers of family and friends since the accident happened. “Kinzie has such a deep Christian faith, and her faith has helped us all get through this,” he said. “And so many people have been praying for her, for all of us. Our church, our friends, our neighbors — even people we don’t know. Everyone praying for her is what really pulled her through and saved her life.” Kinzie’s story caught the at-

tention of a lot of people who don’t know her or her family. A Facebook page set up by a family friend to chronicle her recovery — Kiki’s Amazing Journey — collected more than 1,300 likes. And she has made a lasting impression on the first responders who deal with accidents and injuries every day. In 2012, Gillin said, Keene Fire-Rescue responded to 1,622 calls, “but we don’t run on calls like this every day.” Gillin added, “We are so glad to see that she is doing so well. And I was telling my firefighters just yesterday that I am so proud of them for the work they did on this call. I told them this is a great example of how we can be an awesome link in the chain of saving someone’s life.” Friends have set up a fund to help cover Kinzie’s medical expenses. But Alan Wilson said the family has insurance, and that any money donated to the fund that isn’t used for his daughter’s expenses will be donated to Cook Children’s. To donate, visit www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/fd52/ kinziewilson. Matt Gillin, KFD Chief shared the following statement to the Keene City Council Members on April 4, 3013: “It’s really a neat story, there’s really not a whole lot I can say

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year from one station. KFR staffs two full-time personnel per shift that work an A,B,C 24/48 work schedule. A fire marshal works Monday thru Friday from 8 to 5. Keene has an automatic-aid relationship with the Alvarado Fire Department on all structure fires. KFR also has mutual-aid relationships with the Alvarado Fire Department, Cleburne Fire Rescue, the Joshua Volunteer Fire Department, the Liberty Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, and the Briaroaks Volunteer Fire Department on all types of fires, medicals, and rescues. KFR also provides the county ambulance service, CareFlite, with mutual-aid ambulance service to Johnson County.

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Seventy three years ago Southwestern Junior College, now Southwestern Adventist University, had a different look. However the philosophy is still the same. Here is a message from H. H. Hamilton, college president in 1940 and the designer of the Mizpah Gate.

The Little Spider Monkey and the BIG FAT HEN This children’s book was written by former Keene resident Howard Sinclair, Tim Sinclair’s father, now 94 years old and lives in Ava Mo. It is dedicated to his great grandchildren: Nolan, Ava and Logan Sinclair. Check the ABC to see if you can pick up your copy or email howardncatherine@gmail.com to get Howard to send you a copy. It is a true story, of course, suitable for all ages.

Just So You Will Know… Some changes are being made around the big City of Keene…Sweet Peppa’s , local restaurant has made a change in days of operations….they will only be open Tuesday thru Friday. Their catering side of the business is taking up more and more of their time. Dr Luis Retamozo will be closing his office on Hillcrest Drive at the end of this month. The new ATM in front of the Pinnacle Bank should be operational after next Tuesday, if weather permits. Sat-

urday morning should be busy with the 114th SWAU alumni weekend and the 200 or more Ride 2 Recovery bicycle riders stopping for breakfast at Callicott Park served by area Pathfinder Clubs. These are wounded soldiers on their annual ride from Austin to Arlington to view the Texas Rangers baseball club in action. The ticket that was given to the former KISD board member a few weeks ago will cost him $287…so be careful in those school zones!! KISD

board has not made a decision as to the new superintendent. Interviews are still being conducted by the board. The City of Keene did sign a contract to purchase 5 acres of land at the corner of South College Drive and Hwy 67 for a future business. The council did not want to see the property be developed as residential as was planned by the property owner, so the City elected to purchase the property for $200,000.00. That is one way to slow the growth in Keene!


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Comes To Southwestern

“O time, thou must untangle this, not I. It is too hard a knot for me t’untie,” wrote William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. Southwestern Adventist University’s English Department presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Directed by English Professor Dr. Renard Doneskey with cast and support provided by Southwestern students and faculty, the play will be sure to delight you with its tangled web of egos, deception, and love-sick hilarity. Viola, a survivor of a shipwreck, finds herself in an unknown land. Knowing that a woman would face great peril deprived of friends and family, Viola disguises herself as a man and takes a position as a servant in the household of Duke Orsino, a noble gentleman. Viola quickly falls in love with Orsino, but all he can think about is Olivia, a duchess who is mourning the death of her father and brother. Orsino sends “Ceasario”—

Viola dressed disguised as a man -- to woo Olivia on his behalf. While Olivia rejects the suggestion that she should marry Orsino, she finds Ceasario irresistible. Meanwhile, Olivia has two other men vying for her affection: Sir Andrew Aguecheek, who has a great deal more money than he has good sense, and the household steward, Malvolio, who is easily tricked into believing that Olivia has fallen in love with him. Also in Olivia’s household

Brazos Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

we find Feste, an entertainer. His quick wit and lovely songs provide ironic commentary for many of the other characters’ moods and foibles. Join us on Southwestern’s Brazos Chamber Orchestra campus in Wharton AuditoFree Concert rium at the Mabee Center, on Spring Concert the corner of Old Betsy and Magnolia Street. The play will Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm - First Baptist Church run three times on April 18, 20, and 21. Tickets are $5 and Cleburne Thursday, April 25, 2013 at may be reserved by calling 7:30 pm – First United Meth817-202-6629. odist Church Burleson The Brazos Chamber Orchestra presents its spring concert as we celebrate 15 years of continuous free concerts to the Johnson County community. We are excited to present our pianist Mr. Dean Peiskee, a TCU Artist Diploma Graduate in a performance of Franz tional Chorus. If you have any questions or Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 need more information, please in Eb major. This is a thrillcontact Betty Taylor, 817-790- ing concerto for piano and orchestra one you do not want 2077 or 817-648-6908. to miss. Also on the program

Retirees Fellowship holds monthly meeting The Retirees Fellowship will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 18th, in the Keene Senior Citizens Center, 207 E First Street. This organization is open to all

community retirees who wish to attend. The dinner will be potluck so plan to bring your favorite dish and a friend. The entertainment will be presented by the Texas Tradi-

is the exciting movie music to ‘The Sea Hawk’ by Erich Korngold. As well as a medley of Journey’s Greatest Hits; from the famed Broadway musical ‘Wicked’ the strings will present ‘For Good’; other titles include Chaconne in e minor by Buxtehude, Prelude and Fugue in d minor by Handel and to close out the concert the much beloved medley from the Broadway musical ‘The Sound of Music’. Come join us as we celebrate 15 years of live orchestra music. Keep the Music playing. See you there. BCO SPRING CONCERT April 23, 2013 First Baptist Church Cleburne April 25, 2013

First United Methodist Church Burleson Program Amazing Grace The National Anthem -- Francis Scott Key Prelude and Fugue in d -Handel/freely transcribed for orchestra by Hans Kindler Chaconne in E minor -Dietrich Buxtehude Piano Concert No 1. -- Franz Liszt INTERMISSION The Sea Hawk -- Erich Wolfgang Korngold/arr. Brubaker For Good -- Stephen Schwartz/arr. Kazik Journey’s Greatest Hits -Lopez The Sound of Music -- Rodgers and Hammerstein

8th Annual KISD ART Show Wanda R. Smith High School Art Department, just wanted to let the community know that the 8th Annual KISD Art Show will be in the Keene Jr. High gymnasium on April 30th, from 6-8pm. Our students have been working hard on their projects all year and can’t wait for everyone to see them! Art from Keene Elementary, Keene Jr. High and Wanda R. Smith will be displayed together on this

one evening. Like last year, we hope to have Karen Walker a local ceramicist, demonstrating on the potter’s wheel and Ms. Kitty Stallcup’s fashion design class

giving a runway production.

Southwestern Adventist University’s Class of 1973 Come Celebrate our 40th!! Our party is located at: 310 Oakhill Drive, Keene, TX 76059 (The home of Danny Roberts ‘73) 817-229-1995 Food and fellowship begins a 6pm You don’t have to be a member of the Class of 1973 If you are a friend of a friend of a friend You are encouraged to come and fellowship with former classmates and faculty. Who knows Sleepy Read may even be there! So Ya’ll come!


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THE GREEN THING - ARE WE BETTER TODAY? Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the ...environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment f or future generations.” She was right -- our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and

refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recycled. But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribbling’s. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But too bad we didn’t do the green thing back then. We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in

every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day. Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got handme-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run

on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right; we didn’t have the green thing back then. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn’t have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical

outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint. But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?

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OBITUARIES Jessie Miles Funeral service for Jessie Owena Miles, 93, of Keene, Texas will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Moore officiating. Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Slocum, Texas The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at Rosser Funeral Home. Ms. Miles passed away on Saturday, April 06, 2013 in Keene. She was born in Houston County on September 2, 1919, the daughter of Jesse Elexander Lock and Mary Ann (Dorsett). Ms. Miles was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer Miles; 3 sisters; and 2 brothers. Jessie Miles is survived by

Harold Frank Harold Dennis Frank, MD Keene- Funeral services for Dr. Harold Dennis Frank, 87, of Keene, Texas will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Friday, March 29, 2013, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Frank passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Keene. He was born in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada on June 11, 1925, the son of Grace Leota (Henry) her sons, Larry Miles and and Alfred Henry Frank. wife, Judy of Keene, and He married Afton Ann Edwin Miles and wife, Sharon Proctor on Sept. 6, 1955 in of Burleson; brother, James Glendale, Calif. Dr. Frank Curtis Lock and wife, Mary Lou of Kilgore; grandchildren, was a member of the Grandview Seventh-day Adventist Brian Scott Miles and wife Church. Dee Dee, Jeff Miles and wife He was preceded in death by Ashley, Jennifer Miles Bowron and husband, A.J., and Stephanie Miles Spruill; and great-grandchildren, Chase Anderson, Bailey Anderson, and McKensey Miles.

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his parents and three brothers. Dr. Frank is survived by his wife, Afton Frank of Keene; son, Bryan Frank of Rifle, Colo.; daughter, Cindy Barton and husband, Don, of Grand Junction, Colo.; and granddaughters, Linzi and Andrea Barton.

Keene, TX—A memorial service celebrating the life of Paul Gilley, 69, of Keene, Texas will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Larry Moore will officiate. A private family burial will be held at a later date at Whitehouse Cemetery in Whitehouse, Texas. Paul Gilley passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born in Tyler, Texas on Feb. 23, 1944, the son of Pauline P. (Epperson) and John Wesley Gilley. Paul married Eveline Weber on Aug. 25, 1968 in Swampscott, Mass. He was retired as a purchasing agent with MTES Corp. Anyone who knew Paul knew his love of music, especially opera and southern gospel. He enjoyed singing at weddings, funerals and at church. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. He is survived by his wife,

Eveline Gilley of Keene; daughters, Rhonda Anderson of Seattle, Wash., Tes Hutchins and husband, Mark, of Surprise, Ariz., Andrea Bunch and husband, Shay, Zanna Gilley Lovett and Heather Boldon, all of Seattle; brothers, John Robert Gilley and wife, Martha, of Tyler, Texas and James (Jim) W. Gilley and wife, Camille, of Thompsonville, Illinois; grandchildren, Alexa, Garrett, Damien, Hadyn, Victoria, Mary, Carrie and Dallas. Memorials may be made to 3ABN, P. O. Box 220, Frankfort, Illinois 62896.

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