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Piney Woods

March, 2013 Volume 3 Issue 1 Complimentary Copy

Pathfinder Of Lake Livingston Monthly Guide Serving Lake Livingston and the Surrounding Area

Inside Crawfish and Cowboys Care Health Fair Trinity-Neches Rodeo

The Circus is Coming to Town “Helping you see the forest through the trees.”

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Table of Contents Page 1, Cover Page 2, We Buy Gold Page 3, Select Power Sport Page 4, Table of Contents Page 5, Leaf Spinach Page 6, W.I.N.O.s Page 7, Care Health Fair Page 8, Fishing Reports Page 9, Kelly Miller Circus Page 10, Crawfish & Cowboys

Page 11, Lake Livingston St Park Page 12, Trinity-Neches Rodeo Page 13, Fiddler on the Roof Page 14, Hank Williams Tribute Page 15, Quilt Show Page 16, Mike’s Saw and Supply Page 17, Plan Before You Plant Page 18, Waterway Entertainment Page 19, Monthly Meetings Page 20, Crawfish and Cowboys

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“Helping you see the forest through the trees” The Piney Woods Pathfinder is published monthly by M&R Publishing and is owned by Ryan and Michael Downhour. Our goal is to furnish readers information regarding businesses and upcoming recreational events in Lake Livingston and the surrounding area. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed. Direct any correspondence to Piney Woods Pathfinder, PO Box 115, Coldspring, Texas, 77331. Phone 936-523-0033, e-mail Visit All rights of publication are reserved by the publisher. Articles and editorials are welcome but cannot be returned unless accompanied by a self-address, stamped envelope. Nothing appearing in Piney Woods Pathfinder can be reprinted in part or in whole without prior written consent. Information concerning any event of interest to our readers should be sent to us by the publication deadlines posted in the paper each month. Opinions and editorials printed in Piney Woods Pathfinder are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher.

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Texas Curly Leaf Spinach: Texas Plants Bring Outdoor to Indoor Spaces Good, Green and Growing Splendor Plants make the Texas outdoors a place of spectacular beauty. Texas Curly Leaf Spinach is a lean, green, power machine. If that wasn’t enough, it tastes good, too. This healthy, leafy powerhouse has long been a favorite of the produce aisle. Texas spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it one of the essential veggies in the fight against cancer and heart disease. In addition, spinach helps build strong bones and protects eyesight. That’s because spinach has twice the protein, calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin A, vitamins B and B-2, niacin and vitamin C of any other leafy green. Factor in its wealth of calcium, folate, magnesium and iron, and you can see why Texas Curly Leaf Spinach has a loyal — and healthy — following.

strict handling procedures from the moment it’s harvested. Consumer tips: Always properly wash spinach before use. Store in a clean fridge at temperatures of 40 degrees F or below. Prepare spinach on clean surfaces and pack loosely in sealed, plastic bags before refrigerating. Did You Know?

But it’s not just about what’s in the spinach, it’s also about everything that spinach is in. Salads, casseroles, entrees, dips and appetizers get their freshness and flavor from this green, leafy wonder. It’s as versatile as anything in the produce section.

Texas produces 1.3 million pounds of spinach each year. It’s a low-calorie, iron-rich vegetable that brings a lot of green back to the Lone Star State.

Texas Curly Leaf Spinach is shipped in ice-packed containers and is subject to


Just imagine what they can do for your home. A few, well-placed plants can make homes seem more spacious and give patios a dynamic, vibrant feel. What’s more, potted plants add color and life to home interiors and offices — and the color choices are endless. It’s a decorative touch that’s as healthy and natural as anything in your garden. Consider where your home could use a Texas touch-up. Could you make your home more visibly appealing with flowering plants in a window box? Have you thought about adding a splash of greenery around the front stoop? Even the smallest areas can be made more inviting with container plants or decorative, hanging baskets. So when it’s time to spruce up the homestead, remember that a little bit of Texas can go a long way. Texas plants are a beautiful and affordable way to

make a real difference inside and outside any home. Looking for ways to cheer up a small space or bring the outdoors in? Find a Texas plant retailer near you or get more information by clicking here.

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W.I.N.O.s Women Interested in Networking Opportunities

Painting with a Twist a la Polk County On March 14th the ladies of W.I.N.O.s will be meeting at Woods Hollow Campground in Goodrich to enjoy “Painting with a Twist a la Polk County with Rose West. There will be a fee of $25 for this event to pay for painting supplies. RSVPs and payment are needed by Friday March 8th for supplies and materials. Please email your RSVP to and drop payment off at the Polk County Chamber office located at 1001 US Highway 59 Loop North, Livingston, Texas 77351. Everyone is responsible for bringing their own beverages and wine. Guylene Robertson with Woodsy Hollow will be

sponsoring the event and providing finger foods, along with water and tea for the event.We will start around 5:30 pm. Make sure you bring something to cover up your work clothes/nice clothes or bring extra clothing for that evening. After that, the next noon meeting will be at Jalisco's Texas Pepper with Rita Cromartie, "Fit Texas" ---- just in time for summer and bathing suit season! For more information please call the Polk County Chamber office at 936327-4929. Woodsy Hollow RV Resort and Campground is located at 248 Woodsy Hollow in Goodrich.

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Care Health Fair at Escapees Care Center By: Jim Pead and Betsy Waite

Escapees CARE Center will sponsor the 19th annual Health Fair on March 2530 2013. The theme this year is CARE for Prevention. It will feature six days of activities to promote health, not only for the residents at CARE but for the whole Livingston community. There will be low cost blood tests, many seminars at no cost, opportunities to meet local health providers, and Thursday dinner and speaker. This year CARE has set a goal of $15,000 to purchase a handicapped van to benefit the residents. Some of the clients are wheel-chair bound and need better transportation than the existing bus and cars. Festivities will kick off on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 a.m. with a blood draw for the low cost blood tests, administered by Memorial Hospital. First Houston Home Health Care will take blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate. Lake Area Physical Therapy will provide gait and balance evaluation. At 10:30 Ricky Taylor of American EMS will lead a seminar about “Dealing with the Unexpected.” This will be followed at 1:00 by Eric Jennings, acting administrator of Memorial Hospital with a seminar about the hospital. He will review some of the services offered by the Hospital as well as some of the hospital’s history and background. At 2:30 Kathy Smith, Life Coach, will offer ‘Healthy Options for Life: A different aspect on Health and Wellness.” The daily Happy Hour will begin at 4:00 at the Activity Center, featuring

drawings for a variety of gifts and prizes. Raffle tickets will be for sale each day. Entertainment will follow at 7:00. Of course there will be entertainment every evening. Each day will be filled with health information. Tuesday will feature Scott Simpson, of Simpson Hearing Center with information about preventing hearing loss. Bea Ellis, owner of Livingston Physical Therapy as well as president of Livingston ISD’s board of trustees will speak on “How To Avoid That OLD Feeling.” Mark Templet, Registered Pharmacist for Brookshire Brother will speak on “Preventative Immumnizations” Tuesday evening’s entertainment will be provided by The Livingston Swing Band. Wednesday will be Vendor and health care provider day. Representatives from Home Health Care Agencies, Hospices, Nursing Homes, Funeral Homes and other agencies who provide services for us as we age will be available to answer questions and enlighten us on their services. Free eye screening by Dr. Bryan G. Pauls O. D. of Center For Sight will be offered during the fair and at 1:00 and the Special Vendor Door Prizes will be drawn. Results of the blood testing will be available Wednesday. At 2:30 a special “Dessert Auction” will be held with proceeds to CARE. This day, educational presentations will continue into the evening with “The Family Disaster Plan” set to take place at 7:00 p.m. This will be presented by CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) staffed by the Polk County Office of Emergency Management. Thursday will feature “Stroke Scan” (Non invasive ultrasound screening) from 8:00 until 1:00 and hearing testing by

Donna Lockheart, Audiologist from 9:00 to noon. At 10:30 Leah Berlin, J.D. and Shawn Loring Esq. will discuss vital health care documents we all need. This will include wills, Living Wills, Medical Powers of Attorney, and DNR (Do Not Resusitate) and other vital papers we all need. Dr. Fayle M. D., sleep specialist, will present a seminar on “Preventing Sleep Disorders” at 1:00 At 2:30 Dr. Mani of the Heart Institute of Livingston, will speak on “Preventative Cardiology.” The highlight of our CARE Fair will come Thursday evening with a special dinner and a presentation by Russ Johnson, Facilities Director for CARE who will speak on “The Future and Goals of CARE.” Following dinner will come the raffle drawing for a very special prize. Friday will continue with several more seminars, and at 1:00 “Ask the Doctor” with Dr. Libreros MD. He will answer questions on the results of your blood tests and other areas of general medical interest. After Happy Hour at 4:00 featuring further drawings for various prizes at 7:00 comes Music and Memories and dessert potluck at the CARE center. CARE was “Miss Kay’s Dream” to provide a place where people who are full-time RV-ers who have to come off the road for a shorter or longer period can have a place to live. Miss Kay is Kay Peterson. She and her husband, Joe,

founded Escapees RV Club. CARE is unique in the USA and has been recognized for its excellence all over the world. While it is NOT a nursing home, it is a place where people in declining health can bring their home and live alongside the center. They get meals, cleaning, washing, many social functions, transportation for medical needs and much more. Most important they stay in their own home. The Escapees members and the CARE center have enhanced the life of the community of Livingston. CARE is located on Highway 146, about 6 miles from town. Pass the ESCAPEES sign, turn in at the CARE sign. We hope you take part in this opportunity. ACCEPTING LIFE’S CHANGES IS NOT EASY. BY ENROLLING IN ESCAPEES CARE WE CAN HELP YOU “GET STRONGER TO LIVE LONGER.” For more informatio n please call Solita Collard at 702 308 2396 or Donna West at 936 328 9133

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Fishing Reports By: David Scott Palmetto Guide Service Normal Lake Level – 131’ Current Lake Level – 131.25 Water Temperature – low to mid 50’s Water Clarity – upper river cloudy,

mid lake, lower lake clear to tainted off color FISHING FORECAST – Fishing was slower overall in recent days following the cold front that dropped temperatures down around freezing and brought a strong north wind. Good fishing should resume with the next warming trend. Many areas of the lake are stained with fresh run off now coming down the Trinity River. SPECIES REPORT: Black Bass {largemouth} – fair to good on soft plastic Charlie’s craw bug fished around wood and rocks from 2 to 10’. The fish are staging to spawn and should be on the beds in the next couple of weeks. Catfish – Blue cat fishing slowed from its recent pace but several nice catches were reported with fish up to four lbs. caught on trot lines baited with fresh shad. Ops to 25 lbs have been caught in the river channel on trot lines baited with live perch. Crappie –

Crappie fishing fair up

the creeks on live minnows fished 3-4’ deep around wood and brush. Look for clear water in the creeks for the best Crappie bite. White Bass - White bass fair with some big females now up the creeks preparing to spawn. Best bite has been on inline spinners including the white Tsunami ¼ oz. Cocktail and white twister tail grubs.

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Shepherd To Hosts Kelly Miller Circus ByYvonne Ryba The elephants are coming! Once again the circus is coming to Shepherd with some brand new acts and performers as well as returning Tigers, Elephants and Performing Dogs. Also back are King of Rola Bola Fridman Torales, and Juggler Supreme Raul Olivares. New are the Delara Duo ‘first time ever aerial act’, Mike Rice's Mixed Liberty, the Fusco Family Gauchos, Rebecca Ostroff single trapeze, and 6 new routines from the clowns Steve and Ryan. There is a new aerial ballet, The Pirates of the Kellybean, which will amaze everyone. The Kelly Miller Circus strives to entertain the whole family with a mixture of fun and thrills brought to you by the great variety of the acts and performers. The Circus is brought to Shepherd by Shepherd Chamber of Commerce, which works hard to sell as many tickets as possible in advance. This is a fund raiser for us and provides the scholarships which the Chamber is proud to present to our students. It is also a good deal for parents and grandparents wishing to bring their youngsters to this special event, because adult tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the performances. Children’s tickets are $7 in advance and $6 on the day. For a family group, this can be a big saving, so please support the Chamber by buying in advance. These will be on sale at various places in Shepherd, including McClain’s Supermarket; First State Bank; Peoples Bank; The Grill on 59 and at the Chamber’s new office on Hwy 150. This will be open on Friday mornings from 10 AM till noon. It is in the same suite as Shepherd EDC, at 11231 East Hwy 150, suite C. Twinkle Webber will be selling tickets too, call her at 936-446-6011. In Coldspring you may buy tickets at Paradise Garden on the Court House Square. Watch the local newspapers for other places where tickets will be available in advance. Kelly Miller Circus visits our area, stopping for one day every two years. It was founded in 1938 and has entertained millions of American and Canadian citizens over the years. In 2007 John Ringling North II took over the reins of the organization. Mr. North’s great uncles were the famous Ringling

Brothers, his grandmother, their only sister. Here is how they describe their setup; “The show travels on a fleet of 25 vehicles and requires an area of some 90,000 square feet to set up on. The circus big top, imported from Italy, has a seating capacity of 1500 and is made of waterproof vinyl. The tent is 120' by 130' and 40’ high and is supported by more than a quarter of a mile of heavy gauge aluminum tubing as well as several miles of rope, steel cable and chain.” “From the early morning hours, when the elephants pull the big top into the air to the very moment when the king pole races to the ground at the end of the day, you the public are invited to come and be a part of the magic of "Circus Day." ” For more information on the circus look at their web site Performances will be at 4.30 PM and 7.30 PM on March 25, 2013. You are invited to come and watch the big top being hoisted by the elephants and to collect elephant poop for your gardens afterwards! Guides will be available for school groups and anyone else attending. Shepherd Chamber of Commerce936-628-3890. www.greatershepherdchamberofcommer

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Crawfish & Cowboys Music Festival Two Days of Music Featuring Country, Cajun & Texas/Red Dirt Talent Deer Park, TX - A-Blake Entertainment announces the Crawfish & Cowboys Music Festival ("C&C") will take place March 22-23, 2013 at The Waterfront Lodge, Marina & RV Park (located at 371 Navaho Trail, in Onalaska, Texas). A favorite time of year along the Gulf Coast and in Texas, "C&C" livens up the tradition of a crawfish boil by bringing in two days of live music to spice things up.To kick-off festivities on Friday night in style is Cajun-artist Wayne Toups while Saturday will feature an all-star lineup of talent of Stoney LaRue, Jason Cassidy, Ashley Ray and Backseat Molly. Situated on scenic Lake Livingston, a "water wonderland" for residents and visitors who enjoy a variety of activities such as swimming, fishing and boating, "C&C" is a kid-friendly music event that provides the opportunity to gather and enjoy friends, family and crawfish at The Waterfront Lodge. Crawfish is

available all day and night at only $3.99 per pound and a special 2-DAY PASS for only $20 that includes 2lbs of FREE CRAWFISH is available at Brookshire Brothers, Baskins Western & Work Wear, and Polk Pick-It-Up locations. An icon on the Red Dirt scene, Stoney LaRue will headline the "C&C" festivities Saturday night, March 23. A popular touring artist, LaRue has used his concerts to record several live albums, including a popular Live at Billy Bob's compilation. Using this as a platform for success, LaRue positioned himself as one of the pioneers of the Texas/Red Dirt movement in 2005 when he released the studio recording THE RED DIRT ALBUM. LaRue released VELVET in 2011 to critical acclaim and it landed on the Billboard Top 100 chart at #53. Hailed as one of contemporary country music's best songwriter's, LaRue will entertain the crowd with his classic tunes as well as newer songs like "Travelin' Kind" and "Velvet."

Jason Cassidy (A-Blake Records), who just released "Blame It On Waylon," the first single from his forthcoming album KEEP IT COUNTRY, to country radio stations across the country shares the bill with LaRue on Saturday. Achieving his first #1 Texas single last fall with "Honky Tonk Heaven," Cassidy followed that effort with the national release of "What If," which became a Top 10 single on the Texas charts. The video for the song reached the #1 spot on the CMT Pure 12-Pack Countdown and his next single, "Ride of Your Life," was a Top 5 song on the Texas charts this winter. Dubbed as "The Cajun Springsteen" or "Le Boss," Grammy-nominated Wayne Toups takes the stage on Friday, March 22 with his band Zydecajun. Drawing on French-language traditional material of his Cajun ancestors, blending the unmistakable R&B textures of Zydeco music and adding to that an undeniable charisma as a rocker and you begin to understand why Toups

is one of the most successful American Cajun singer/songwriters of all time. "C&C" runs from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m on Friday, March 22 and from 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m on Saturday, March 23. Individual General Admission tickets for Friday are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12; Saturday ticket prices are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 5-12. Tickets are available through Outhouse Tickets at Crawfish & Cowboys Music Festival is a Mark Taylor Productions event and is sponsored by Brookshire Brothers, Baskins Western & Work Wear, Commercial Global Insurance, Polk Pick-It-Up and KICKS 105 Radio. For more information, and to stay up to date on the latest news and performances, please visit the Crawfish & Cowboys Music Festival Facebook page at oys and online at Check out our ad on Page 20 of the Piney Woods Pathfinder.

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Lake Livingston State Park Your Lake and Woodland Playground Located on the shores of a huge 83,000 surface acre lake fed by the Trinity River, this Southeast Texas Park is a delight for daily enjoyment and overnight camping. Catfish and White Bass are plentiful, and in 1976, a 114pound flathead catfish set a state record. A tackle loaner program offered by the park provides beginning anglers without fishing equipment the opportunity to participate in the fishing opportunities offered by the park’s lighted fishing pier. The park has a wide range of campsites that include 77

full hookup sites and unique screened in shelters, some of which are ADA compliant. Areas for group activities are available for rental, including an airconditioned activity center for up to 50 people. Guided hikes and other educational opportunities area available to the public and can be found publicized on the Texas Parks and Wildlife calendar found at or online on Facebook by searching “Lake Livingston State Park”. Additional activities may be scheduled ‘by request’ by contacting the park at 936-365-2201 x302. What can I do at Lake Livingston State Park? Access to Lake Livingston makes fishing and boating popular activities at the State Park. Three boat ramps are available for use, so lines are generally short to launch or load – even in the busy season!

Kayaking at LLSP by Chase Fountain property TPWD

For those looking to cool off with a swim, the park’s swimming pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Plans

are also in the works to add swim ladders to the bulkheads near the amphitheatre to aide in exiting the lake. For a drier set of activities, Lake Livingston State Park also features over six miles of hiking and biking trails, including a one-mile wheelchair accessible boardwalk trail through the Piney Woods. Guided horseback riding is available through Faith Ridin’ Stables on the weekends year-round and more frequently as the summer season gears up. Please call (936) 967-5032 for details or reservations. Note: The public is not allowed to bring horses and must use the horses provided. A birding hot-spot! Depending on the season, guests have the opportunity to spot over 300 different species of birds. This wildlife diversity is due to the unique combination of habitats found within Lake Livingston State Park, including the open shoreline, native prairie, hardwood bottomland forest, upland mixed woods, and yaupon thickets.

NO Fishing License Required inside Lake Livingston State Park Did you know that if you are fishing from the banks of the State Park that no fishing license is required, regardless of your age? Please remember that you are still subject to fishing regulations, so please be aware of your catch and size limits. If you don’t know the regulations, please see a staff member at the headquarters building and they will be happy to assist. To keep it easy though, we highly recommend catch-and-release fishing within the park – then you have no license, and no regulations! How much does it cost to visit Lake Livingston State Park? Adults, ages 13 & up: $5 Children, ages 12 & under: FREE! Texas Resident Seniors, ages 65 & up: $3 Any senior born before September 1, 1930: FREE! Contact Us For information about the park or to speak with a Park Ranger, please contact 936-365-2201 between 8 AM and 5 PM daily. For camping reservations, visit or call 512389-8900

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68th Trinity-Neches FFA and 4-H Livestock Show and Rodeo

animals to place in the Sale within 30 minutes of the conclusion of steer judging!*** 6:30pm Sweetheart Contest 7:00pm Rodeo and Scramble ($5 Admission at Gate) 7:00pm – 10:00pm Release of Arts/Crafts/Photography/Horticulture/Fo od Projects 10:00pm Everyone Must Be Off Fairgrounds

The 68th Trinity-Neches FFA and 4-H Livestock Show and Rodeo will be kicking off this year on Monday March 18th through Saturday March 23rd. The events will be held this year at the Barney Wiggins Rodeo Arena in Livingston. The livestock show and rodeo gives kids the chance to compete for scholarships, trophies, ribbons and bragging rights. The livestock show includes everything from swine to rabbits, poultry to lambs, bulls to dairy cows. For more information call the Ag Extension agency at 936-327-6828. ***Gates will NOT open prior to 6:00am each morning!*** ***Gates will CLOSE at 10:00pm each night. No one is allowed on grounds after this time!*** ***There will be a security guard on grounds from 10:00pm to 6:00am

each day to make sure all is well!*** Monday, March 18, 2013 6:00am – 6:30am All Steers, Heifers, Swine, Goats and Lambs are to be on grounds by this time 3:00pm Check in & Weigh in Steers, Heifers, Swine, Goats and Lambs 4:00pm – 6:00pm Animals not making weight to show must be off ground by this time 7:00pm BBQ Judging 10:00pm Everyone Must Be Off Fairgrounds Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:00am – 9:00am Check in Breeding and Meat Pen Rabbits 9:30am Rabbit Judging – Meat Pen, followed by Breeding Rabbits 11:00am – 12:00noon Check in Breeding Goats 1:00pm Goat Judging – Meat Goats, followed by Breeding Goats 3:00pm – 5:00pm Check in Arts/Crafts/Photography/Horticulture

Projects 4:00pm – 5:00pm Check in Breeding Swine 5:30pm Swine Judging – Market Swine, followed by Breeding Swine 6:00pm Open Youth and Adult Washer Pitching Contest in Large Arena ($5 entry fee) 10:00pm Everyone Must Be Off Fairgrounds Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:00am – 9:00am Check in Agricultural Mechanics Projects 8:00am – 10:00am Check in Food Show and Cupcake Battle Projects 10:00am Arts/Crafts/Photography/Horticulture/Fo od/Cupcake Battle Judging 1:00pm Agriculture Mechanics Judging 3:30pm Check in Broilers and Production Poultry 4:00pm Production Poultry Judging, followed by Broilers 4:00pm – 6:00pm Check in Breeding Beef Heifers 6:00pm Pee Wee Show in Swine Barn 6:30pm Breeding Beef Cattle Judging 10:00pm Everyone Must Be Off Fairgrounds ***NO Trailers Parked on Fairgrounds Today or Tonight!*** Thursday, March 21, 2013 9:00am Market Lamb Judging 11:00am Commercial Heifer Judging 1:00pm – 7:00pm Exhibits Open – Viewing of Arts/Crafts/Photography/Horticulture/Fo od Projects 2:00pm Market Steer Judging ***Exhibitors must tell TNLS which

Friday, March 22, 2013 8:00am Set up Sale Arena 5:30pm MANDATORY Sale Participant’s Meeting in Swine Barn Prepare for Sale and Go-Texan Buyers’ Dinner in Large Arena 7:00pm TNLS Sale Saturday, March 23, 2013 8:00am – 12:00 noon Release Animals and Ag Mechanics Projects Take Down Sale Arena and Clean up Fairgrounds 2 **NOTE: Non-Sale animals have the option to stay on grounds the duration of the week, but must be off grounds by Noon on Saturday.**

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National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Crockett!!

Crockett, TX— The national tour of the Tony award-winning musical, Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Crockett for ONE NIGHT AND ONE NIGHT ONLY!! This classic Broadway musical has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal is coming to the Crockett Civic Center on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Fiddler on the Roof has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which

includes "Tradition," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset," Fiddler on the Roof is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. For tickets and more information please visit the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association’s website at A smash-hit when it opened in 1964, it spawned four Broadway revivals, a successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity ever since. Fiddler on the Roof was the winner of 9 Tony awards, including best musical, score, book, direction and choreography. Fiddler on the Roof is based on the story Tevye and his Daughters by

Sholem Aleichem. The story takes place in Czarist Russia in 1905 and revolves around the main character, Tevye and his five daughters as he struggles to maintain his Jewish and family traditions. Tevye must cope with his strong-willed daughters’ choice of husbands as well as the edict from the Czar that Jews be evicted from the village. This show is presented by the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association with KIVY/KMVL Radio, County Life, Houston County Courier and Messenger and sponsored by Brookshire Brothers. Tickets for this event start at $22 and are available at the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association office, located at 603 E. Goliad, Crockett, Tx. Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 1:00 or online at For

more information call PWFAA at (936) 544-4276, go to or follow us on Facebook at Piney Woods Fine Arts Association. Winner 2000 - Cultural Connection Award from Texas Commission on the Arts “for personal sacrifice, outstanding service to their communities and a love of the arts that goes above and beyond the norm” Winner 2002 - “The Silver Bucket” Award from Deep East Texas Development Association “for leading a “Fine Arts” movement in East Texas”.

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"Hank Williams Remembered" An Evening of Country Music Memories and Tribute in Story and Song to Country Music's First Superstar "Hank Williams" We (Sharity Productions) are pleased to announce that we are producing and presenting "Hank Williams Remembered" An Evening of Country Music Memories and Tribute in Story and Song to Country Music's First Superstar "Hank Williams" with Country Music Artist Jake Penrod and former members of Hank Thompson's Brazos Valley Boys Band and Bob Wills' Texas Playboys Band backing his vocals at the Historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Artist Jake Penrod looks and sounds like the Legendary Hank Williams, and this musical production will include his hit songs "Hey Good Looking", "Your Cheating Heart", "Cold, Cold Heart", "Jambalaya (on the Bayou)" and more. Re-live the life, times, memories and music of this great country music legend and country music superstar. This very special musical production will be a tribute to the music and life story of Country Music Legend Hank Williams, and Jake Penrod will perform a full set of Hank Williams songs, clad in Hank Williams' unmistakable white suit with musical notes emblazoned on the arms, legs and back. His voice bears a striking resemblance to Hank Williams' very distinct vocal stylings, and even

looks very much like the late country music legend/superstar. Jake Penrod was only 8-years old when he saw a television commercial for a Hank Williams record and was immediately hooked on Hank Williams' music which led him to other legendary country music stars like Webb Pierce and Ray Price. Ray Price said that Jake Penrod is as close to Hank Williams as he has ever seen. Ray Price and Hank Williams were very close friends and in the early 1950's they lived together in Nashville, TN. When Jake Penrod was 10-years old his dad bought him his first guitar and the first songs that he tried to sing were Hank Williams' songs. Since he listened to Hank Williams more than anyone else, he started emulating his style and ended up sounding like him. Listening to Hank Williams' music for a long time has allowed him to fully appreciate the journey the man went through, personally and musically. Jake Penrod said that when listening to Hank Williams' work, you really understand how human he was, when history made him a big country music legend and country music's first superstar. It's not simply Hank Williams' physical and vocal mannerisms that Jake Penrod attempts to emulate on stage, but precisely the emotion and humanity of Hank Williams, and while he learned how to sing just like Hank Williams, thanks to a decade of listening to records, it was difficult to find material that helped him learn how to emulate Hank Williams' physical mannerisms. There are only about 10 minutes of film/footage of him moving and actually performing, so there was not much to go on other than "Hey Good Looking", and "Cold, Cold Heart" from the Kate Smith Show. He said he tries to be as realistic as possible and just does his own thing and if his knees manage to knock back - and - forth, then he thanks Hank for that. Keeping with tradition, and arguably the closest likeness to Hank Williams, Sr. on the face of the earth, Jake Penrod has performed many Hank Williams Shows thru-out the United States, and aside from

his ability to eerily recreate a Hank Williams Performance, he is also a prolific songwriter and composer who has written more than a 150 country songs. He plays a total of 13 instruments and prides himself on being an audiophile, with a collection of several hundred records/albums. He is proficient on piano, organ, trumpet, guitar, harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, lap steel, pedal steel, ukulele, accordian, banjo and bass guitar/upright. He co-wrote "Hank Williams Remembered", a tribute in story and song, and is currently touring the country with this Hank Williams musical production. A must see performance. For show tickets, theatre information or directions to the theatre call (936) 441SHOW (7469) or go online to or email:

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Piecemakers Quilt Guild Quilt Show April 6th and 7th The Livingston Piecemakers Quilt Guild is located in the East Texas town of Livingston. The town is the county seat of Polk County. We are near Lake Livingston and The Big Thicket. The Guild is a 501C3 organization. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at First Baptist Church of Livingston at 9:30am. The Guild is sponsored by Jean's Corner located at 712 North Jackson Street in downtown Livingston. The purpose of our Guild is to renew, recreate and restore the art of quilting along with the camaraderie and fellowship. Membership is open to everyone. The Guild also sponsors a biennial Quilt show and takes part in local festivals and events. Our community service projects are many and include such things as making quilts for the SAAFE House of Livingston; quilts and bibs for nursing homes in the area; neck cooling scarves for our servicemen and pillows for the animal shelter. We also make comfort quilts for the police , fire departments and the Red Cross. On April 6th from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday April 7th from noon to 4pm the

Livingston Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be having a quilt show at Livingston Jr. High School located at 1801 US 59 Loop N, Livingston, TX 7735. Admissions is $5. For more information contact Kay Hardy at 936-329-3660.

Picture Caption: Guild’s 2013 Raffle quilt. To purchase tickets ($1.00 each or 6 for $5.00) see any member of the Quilt Guild. Raffle to be held April 7, 2013 at Livingston Jr. Hi School. Winners need not be present to win.

Agrilife Extension Upcoming Events Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will be offering the following events- Please mark your calendars: Beef and Forage Workshop Series 8th Annual Tri-County will be held in Corrigan at the Corrigan City Hall on the following dates: (check in time will be 8:30am) April 5, 2013, July 12, 2013, October 18, 2013 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification Program will be held May 31, 2013 in Corrigan at the Corrigan City Hall starting at 8:30am. Districts Beef Tour will be on May 89, 2013 (Itinerary and additional details to follow soon) PAT (Pesticide Applicators Certification and Re-Certification Training) will be November 22, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Livingston . Registration will start at 8am. Please mark your calendars and we

hope to see you at all these up-coming events. Should you have questions or need additional information regarding any of these events please let us know. Mark Currie, MS, County Extension Agent-Ag/NR, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Polk County. 602 E. Church St., Suite 127, Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-6828/ Fax 936-327-6859 Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U. S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating. Anyone needing special assistance at an Extension Program should contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Office at (936) 327-6828 at least one week prior to the program or event.

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Plan Before You Plant The Best Species for the Landscape, the Best Location for Trees and Proper Planting By: Tom LeRoy, County Extension Agent - Horticulture Landscape trees are an investment that will pay off for many years to come. With all the tree lose last year it might be a good time to plant a tree or two for the future. Far too many people give little thought to the best species for their landscape, the best location for the tree, or proper planting and early care. These mistakes become costly as the years go by. A little forethought, research and planning will pay big dividends in years of enjoyment and added value when the property is sold. Late winter/early spring is an excellent time to plant shade trees. The sooner you get trees planted, the more time they will have to establish a strong root system and get ready for the hot summer months ahead. The single most important factor when selecting a shade tree is choosing an adapted species or variety. The size of the transplant and whether it is containerized or bare root is much less important than choosing a plant that will do well in our area. If you are not sure about which variety will best suit your location or the positive and negative points of a particular variety go to our website and down-load a publication, Guide to Selecting Shade Trees at:. 05/montgomerycountyshadetreeguide.pd f Container-grown trees are probably the best way for most home gardener to go when selecting a shade tree. They are easier to handle and there is much less chance of transplant shock. Occasionally a tree may have been allowed to remain in the container too long, becoming rootbound. This condition is apparent if a mass of roots has spiraled around the bottom and sides of the container. If you discover that the tree you have purchased is root-bound, begin by removing the container and thoroughly soaking or immersing the root ball in water for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, pry or loosen the root mass, cutting roots that break or won't unwind to fit in the planting hole. Unless this is done, a root bound tree may never become properly established. If you have significantly damaged the roots, it is wise to prune the top portion of the tree to compensate for any root loss.

Containerized trees that are not root bound may be simply removed from the container and planted. Dig planting holes at least half again as large as the spread of the tree's roots. It is important to dig a hole large enough to allow the root system of the bare-root tree to spread naturally. Never wrap the root around to fit the hole. Avoid digging a hole too deep as the soil will likely settle in time, leaving the tree too deep or damaging roots. Use the soil from the site (not a special mix) to refill the hole, pressing soil firmly around the roots to prevent leaving air pockets which may dry out root sections. Water the tree well after planting. To retain moisture in the soil and keep down competing weeds, mulches can be spread two or three inches deep around the trunk. Providing a mulched planting area will also keep away the dreaded "public enemy #1 of young trees", the weed eater! This early care will keep the new roots actively growing and insure a vigorous, well-established tree which will have a potential of good future production. Container-grown trees can be successfully planted any month of the year here in Montgomery County. They usually require less maintenance during their first year, however, if planted during the cooler seasons. Most trees do not require staking at planting. Taller trees and evergreens with a full canopy of leaves that catch the wind may benefit from staking, provided the wires are checked every few weeks and adjusted to prevent damage to the tree trunk and branches. Trees may be attached to stakes by heavy wire run through old garden hose to prevent damage to the trunk and limbs of the tree. Most situations require three wires evenly spaced around the tree and staked out at 45 degree angles to the ground. Remove stakes after the first full season of growth. Don’t forget to send your garden questions to Plant Answers at 9020 Airport Rd., Conroe TX 77303 or e-mail me at . For a schedule of our educational programs and events go to our Master Gardener website at: http://www.montgomerycountymastergar . Educational programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin.

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Entertainment Announced For Live At Night At Waterway Square

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Plaza & Lake Robbins Drive), the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court) and the surface parking lot along the corner of Waterway Avenue and Timberloch Place. “Live at Night” attendees will also find limited, free curbside parking along Lake Robbins Drive, Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square Place, and Timberloch Place. Located along Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square is a one-acre public plaza with unique water features and green spaces that serve as the “centerpiece” of The Woodlands Town Center. Picnics, chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome.

The 2013 lineup of entertainers has been announced for this Spring’s Live at Night concert series to be held at Waterway Square in the heart of The Woodlands Town Center Saturday, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 and April 6, 20, & 27, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year’s free concert series features a variety of local entertainers including the pop sounds of the Level One Band, the country tunes of Jesse Roach, and Morgan McKay, last year’s second-place winner of The Woodlands Idol. Rounding out the spring series will be original rock and alternative productions from Will Makar & The Redline, American Idol 5 – Top 14 Finalist, as well as relaxing jazz and blues from Dena Blue & The Blue Jazz Band. All ages are welcome at this family-friendly event, and picnics, chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome. On April 13, Live at Night will not be held in observance of BAM! JAM! This event is presented by BAM! and The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, and will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Waterway Square featuring interactive drum circle stations from bongos to body beats, junkyard percussion to featured artists from the Sam Houston State University Steel Drum Band, the Percussion Studio and Conroe Independent School District drumlins. For more information on this event, please visit www.WoodlandsWaterwayArtsCouncil. org.

Live at Night’s spring entertainment schedule is as follows: * March 2 – Level One Band * March 9 – Gary Michael Dahl Band * March 16 – Jesse Roach * March 23 – Legacy * March 30 – Donnie Simmons Band * April 6 – Morgan McKay * April 13 – BAM! JAM! Produced by BAM! and The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council * April 20 – Will Makar & The Redline * April 27 – Dena Blue & The Blue Jazz Band “We look forward to the lively musical entertainment ‘Live at Night’ brings to Waterway Square each year,” says Nick Wolda, president of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It’s one of the reasons why The Woodlands has become a great destination.” Live at Night is free and open to the public, thanks to the following generous sponsors: Kyle Sherburne – State Farm Insurance, The Woodlands Development Company and Munday Chevrolet. Paid covered parking is available at the 24 Waterway Parking Garage (located at corner of Fountain

For more information on The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, please visit or call 281-363-2447. Also, “like” The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook at

About The Woodlands Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is the destination for leisure guests, individual business travelers and groups of all sizes. Visitors to The Woodlands enjoy more than eight million square feet of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options, more than 194 miles of hikeand-bike trails, 124 parks, the 1,700acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, kayaking on Lake Woodlands, and taking a cruise on The Woodlands Waterway. The Woodlands features world-class sporting events including the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas, Insperity Golf Championship and the Nike South Invitational. The Woodlands also is home to more than 1,500 guestrooms in upscale and boutique properties, select service, limited service, conference and convention centers and a resort.

Piney Woods Pathfinder, March, 2013, Page 19 Piecemakers Quilt Guild – Meets the second Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 106 Colt Rd (59 the Hospital area). "Bees" are held at various times throughout the month. Call Kay Hardy at 936-329-3660 for more information. Come expand your quilting experience.

Monthly Meetings Better Breather's Club - These meetings are free of charge and open to anyone with lung disease, anyone with a friend or loved one with lung disease, or anyone that wants more information on lung health. Meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm. Meeting location: Memorial Medical Center, Livingston, Tx, 936-327-8825, Contact: Shelia Peabody Care Share Mission, Inc. of San Jacinto County - is a food pantry open from 10am until 2pm, weekly Monday and Thursday. We serve qualifying residents of San Jacinto County. We are located at 21 Butler St., Coldspring, Texas. You may call for more information during our working hours at 936-653-5543. Christian Motorcycle Association – King's Kids – Meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Texas Pepper. Rides are planned on fourth Saturdays. For information, call Doc Hinds at 936566-4340 or Jimmy Mattix at 936-3271223. CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – For information to become a volunteer donating time for children of Polk County, call Joanis Robertson at 936-523-0519. Coldspring's Area Business and Merchants - Meets the second Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. Coldspring Cafe. Call 936-653-2332 Coldspring / San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce - Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon for member luncheon at the Coldspring Community Center. Board Meeting is the first Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. th

Coldspring's Trade Days – 4 Saturday monthly , March – November DMA – Don't Mention Age – For people 55 and older meets at 10 a.m. the second Monday at First United Methodist Church – Livingston. Luncheons, speakers, book reviews, trips and entertainment. Call 936-566-4766. Families and Individuals thanking heroes – Meets the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Livingston Physical Therapy office. For information, call Andrea at 936-3274084. Friends of Myrphy Memorial Library- Friends are active workers in

library projects and raise funds for library projects. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the library, 601 W. Church Street. Friends of the Onalaska LibraryFriends of the Onalaska Library support a wide variety of library projects. For details, contact the Onalaska City Hall between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. You may also call librarian Jenny Quintin, at 936-646- Book (2665). Future Farmers of America - FFA members learn leadership skills, public speaking and occupational skills. Call Candis Carraway at 936-328-2257 for information about FFA programs. Habitat for Humanity of Polk County Applicant Meeting - Meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month at First National Bank Westside. Applicants must be residents of Polk County. Meeting begins at 1:00 and generally lasts about an hour, depending on number of applicants in attendance. Please call our office at 936-328-8529 or e-mail our Executive Director at for more information. Hook 'Needle Charities Club – Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center – Livingston dinning room. The club crochets, knits and sews items for needy individuals. For information, call Joan Reeves at 936327-1989. The Livingston Art League - meets on the 4th Monday of the months Sept., Oct, Jan., Feb., April, and May, also the 1st Monday of Dec. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 836 Jones St., Livingston, TX 77351. Our time is 9:00am to 12:00 for our paint-in (everyone welcome to come and paint on whatever you chose) and 12:00 to 3:00pm for our meeting. We have refreshments and demonstrators who show all mediums. For more info. call Celeste Williamson, 936 967-2161 or email: Livingston Lion’s Club - Meets every Wednesday at 12 noon at Camp Cho-Yeh, For more information on meetings or joining contact Casey Evans 936-328-4888 or Henry Ager 936-3270936 Livingston Rotary Club – Every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cho Yeh, For information , call Ray Gearing at 936-327-2752.

Piney Wood Lakes Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist - Meets the first Thursday of each month at the Polk County Chamber of Commerce located on Hwy 59 North of Livingston. Our meeting time is 2 PM. Polk County Republican Club Meets every first Tuesday of the month at La Casita Mexican Restaurant on old Highway 59 (Washington Street) starting at 6:00PM for those wanting to eat and visit. The program begins at 6:30. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. For more information contact Penny Uselton at 713-553-0962 Polk County Social Club – Meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW hall. For more information, call Mary at 936-327-9015. Polk County SPCA - Meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:00pm at the Masonic Lodge, 1907 N. Washington Ave. San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce - Meets first Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. in at the Chamber's Office. Shepard Chamber of Commerce – Meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 pm at the EDC Building on the corner of Rt 150 and McKellar St, in Shepherd. Call 936-628-3890. SJC Women's League - The Women's League of San Jacinto County meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through May, at the Coldspring Community Center. The monthly meetings begin at noon and include lunch and a program. For more

information, call Arnette Daugherty at 377-3906. Soup for Seniors – 936-327-3696 Soup Donation Sites: Guardian Healthcare 1601 Hwy 59 Loop N. Mikes Saw and Supply 2118 Hwy 190 W, TexTia's 904 W Church Street, Escapees Care Center 155 Care Center Drive, VFW Hall 3916 Hwy 59 North, The Coffee Spot 1503 E Houston St Cleveland. Stroke Support Group “The Preventers” – The 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 1 pm at Guardian Health Care in Northridge Plaza, next to the hospital on the Hwy 59 feeder raod, Suite 400. A hands – on community forum for preventing stroke and helping those affected by stroke. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Livingston Chapter - Meets Thursday evening at Livingston Memorial Hospital lunch room. Weigh in starts at 4:30 pm. Meeting starts at 5:30 pm. For more information call Alice at 936-967-8811 or Teresa at 936-328-4170. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Onalaska Chapter - meets Thursday morning at Pine Forest Baptist Church on Hwy. 190 W. Weigh-in 9:00A.M. Meeting starts 9:30A.M. For more information call Betty Willis at 936-9673913 or Doris Daniels at 936-967-8850. United Daughters of the Confederacy – Meets the second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Livingston Heritage House. The genealogical society welcomes the public. Veteran’s of Foreign Wars - Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at the Post Home, located at 3916 US Highway 59 North in Livingston (3 miles north of Livingston). Covered dish menu at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm. For more info 936-327-9119,

To Summit your Monthly Meeting to Piney Woods Pathfinder please email info@PineyWoods This is a free service that is provided to the community.

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