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CONTENTS 9

YOUR HOME

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Home Tour:The  Pour  House

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In the  Kitchen:  Nutritious  Meals  in  Minutes

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Your Pantry:  Healthy  Nacogdoches  Kids'  Expo

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The Creative  Mom:  Playing  with  Your  Food

19 YOUR COMMUNITY 20

Landmarks: First  Baptist  Church  Lufkin

22

Giving Back:  T he  Janelle  Grum  Family  Crisis  Center  of  East  Texas

24

Community Leader:  Scarlett  Sloane

28

Inspiring Woman:  Dr.  LaTonya  M.  Goffney

30

In the  News

31 YOUR LIFE 32

Something Abundant:  Learning  to  Dance  in  the  Rain

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Stretch Marks:  Having  Tea  with  Tina  &  Nancy

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Fashion: Dress  It  Up/Dress  It  Down

36

Mission Statement:  Haiti

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Review

39 YOUR CHILD 40

Pretty Babies

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Children's Health:  T he  Misunderstood  Child

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Look at  Me

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Birthday Bash:  Splish,  Splash  Birthday  Bash!

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Why I  Love  Being  a  Mom:  April  Houston

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HOME TOUR

THE POUR  HOUSE

estoration projects  that  take  place  to  a  home  are  usually  never  seen  or   enjoyed  by  the  general  public.  That  is  not  the  case  with  207  South   Raguet  in  Lufkin.  Nigel  Boyles  has  turned  this  historic  home  into  an   establishment  for  all  to  enjoy,  Pour  House  Grill  &  Garden.  She  originally   bought  the  home  to  live  in  and  then  realized  it  was  zoned  commercial.   With  the  help  of  family  and  friends,  she  turned  her  dream  into  a  reality.

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Her parents  own  a  restaurant  in  Zavalla  and  are  well  known  for  their  homemade,   delicious  cooking.  With  the  menu  already  in  her  corner,  the  atmosphere  was   next.  They  all  worked  hard  to  get  the  "garden"  ready  to  host  seating  for  patrons,   but  the  garden  already  had  100  year  old  Crepe  Mrytles,  Sweet  Plum  Trees  and   Pecan  Trees  to  work  with.  Boyles  and  her  team  have  done  an  excellent  job  creating   a   new   eatery   for  East  Texans   to   enjoy.   It  is   the  perfect  blend   for  all  to   enjoy:   a   family  atmosphere,  date  night,  or  a  large  g roup  of  friends  to  come  and  stay  for   hours.  The  Pour  House  Grill  &  Garden  is  open  Thursday-  Saturday  for  lunch   and  dinner  and  Sunday  for  lunch.  L ike  their  facebook  page  for  the  menu,  specials,   and  live  entertainment  for  the  week.  


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IN THE  KITCHEN

NUTRITIOUS MEALS  IN  MINUTES Food  Network  Star  Jamie  Deen  Shares  Simple  Tips  and  Tricks  for  Family  Meal  Time  Success fter  a  chaotic  day  of  shuttling  k ids  around  from   [KPWWT\WIXXWQV\UMV\[\W[XWZ\[XZIK\QKM[ÅVLQVO time  to  prepare  a  delicious  meal  that  the  whole   family  will  enjoy  can  be  challenging.  Getting   everyone  around  the  dinner  table  for  a  meal   provides  the  perfect  opportunity  to  encourage  children  to   explore  new  foods  and  build  healthy  eating  habits  for  life,   but  w ith  busy  schedules  it’s  often  easier  said  than  done.    

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· Celebrate  seasonings:  Cooking  with  spices  makes  all   Food  Network  star  and  father  of  two,  Jamie  Deen,  has  partnered   \PMLQNNMZMVKMJ]\ÅVLQVO\PI\XMZNMK\KWUJQVI\QWV\ISM[ with  the  makers  of  Hidden  Valley®  products    to  offer  some  tips   additional  time.  Don’t  be  afraid  to  explore  ready-made   that  help  his  family  cut  through  the  kitchen  chaos  and  join   [MI[WVQVO[IVLZ]J[\PMa¼TT[I^MaW]\QUMIVLKZMI\MÆI^WZ[ your  family  w ill  love. together  to  enjoy  nutritious  and  hearty  family  meals. ·  Don’t  give  up:  This  is  important  to  remember  as  your   children  g row.  Don’t  think  that  you’ve  hit  a  wall  when  they   say  they  don’t  like  something  and  that  your  recipe  catalog  is   now  reduced  to  only  things  they  like.  Give  the  “rejected”   ingredients  another  try  later  on.  Both  you  and  your  k ids  may   be   surprised   at   the   results!   For   a   new   take   on   a   veggie   side  

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YOUR PANTRY

by  Amy  McLeod,  RD,  LD

Sponsored in  part  by  Brookshire  Brothers Families  who  come  to  t he  event  can  expect  to  MOVE!    T hroughout   the   day,   students   will   go   from   station   to   station   playing   games,   gathering   info   and   trying   out   news   ways   to   exercise.     Zumba  a nd  Yoga  i nstructors  w ill  encourage  everyone  t here  to   try  out  their  techniques  and  there  will  be  bounce  houses  and   an  obstacle  course  for  a ll  of  t he  participants  who  complete  a ll   WN\PMML]KI\QWVITIVLÅ\VM[[IK\Q^Q\QM[ Families  that  play  and  learn  together  –  get  healthy  together.     In   this   case,   they’ll   also   go   home   with   free   school   supplies,   samples  and  coupons,  donated  by  Brookshire  Brothers.  Jerry   Johnson,  P resident  a nd  CEO  of  Brookshire  Brothers,  I nc.  adds,   "Back  to  school  is  such  an  exciting  time  for  kids.  There  is  so   much  anticipation  about  the  coming  school  year  and  the  new   beginnings  t hat  go  a long  w ith  it.    Brookshire  Brothers  is  t hrilled   to  help  Healthy  Nacogdoches  get  our  young  people  off  to  a  good   start.    Eating  the  right  foods  and  exercising  daily  increases  a   child's  energy  level  which  i n  t urns  helps  t hem  learn  better.    We   ove  more,  eat  better  a nd  choose  well!    T hose  a re   applaud  Healthy  Nacogdoches  for  everything  it  does  and  are   the   three   thoughts   Brookshire   Brothers   and   delighted  to  help." Healthy  Nacogdoches  want  to  get  across  at  t his   year’s  K IDS’  E XPO  on  Saturday,  August  17th.     So  join  Brookshire  Brothers  and  Healthy  Nacogdoches  and   More  t han  4 00  school  age  children  a re  expected   let’s  k ick  start  t he  s chool  year  on  S aturday,  A ugust  17th  at  t he   to  descend  on  the  CL  Simon  Recreation  Center  for  a  healthy   CL  Simon  Recreation  Center.  The  event  is  free  and  open  to   outing  for  t he  entire  family!    Healthy  Nacogdoches,  a  coalition   anyone  i n  t he  Nacogdoches  a nd  s urrounding  a reas.  For  more   of   community   health   partners,   created   this   Back   to   School   information  about  T he  K ids’  E xpo  or  Healthy  Nacogdoches,   family  event.  “ We  at  Healthy  Nacogdoches  recognize  t he  value   go  t o  w ww.healthynacogdoches.org.  T he  K ids’  E xpo  i s  m ade   of  an  active  and  healthy  lifestyle.  The  goal  of  the  Kids’  Expo   possible   from   contributions   from:   Amerigroup,   Brookshire   is  to  provide  a rea  children  a nd  t heir  parents  w ith  f un  ways  to   Brothers,   The   Daily   Sentinel,   Encompass   Home   Health,   get  active,  eat  healthy,  and  live  tobacco  free  lifestyles,”  states   GETCAP-Head   Start,   Nacogdoches   Memorial   Hospital,   Kinnie  Douglas,  Healthy  Nacogdoches  P rogram  C oordinator.   Nacogdoches  Parks  a nd  Recreation,  P iney  Woods  Pediatrics,   P.A.,  a nd  D rs.  Shaym  &  K avita  Vyas. Look  for  me  at  the  Brookshire  Brothers  booth  where  we  will   provide  ideas  for  budget-friendly  family  meals,  a long  w ith  food   samples,  recipes  and  coupons.    I’ll  be  cooking  and  demonstrating   Amy  McLeod,  RD,  LD  is  aregistered  dietitian  and   on  t he  hour  at  11AM,  12NOON  a nd  1PM  i n  t he  g ym! Healthy  Living  Spokeswoman  for  Brookshire  Brothers.  

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I usually  make  lunches  the  evening  before,  utilizing  leftovers  if  I  can.   Rice,  veggies,  and  chicken  are  all  great  the  next  day  and  easy  to  dress   up.  My  son  prefers  sandwiches,  and  I  try  to  make  those  in  the  morning   as  they  tend  to  get  soggy.  Be  sure  to  separate  any  other  foods  from  a   sandwich  with  a  barrier  of  dried  lettuce  or  cupcake  liners  to  help  keep   bread  from  getting  soggy.  I  also  place  a  folded  paper  napkin  in  the   bottom  to  help  with  moisture.     I  use  nori  (dried  seaweed  paper)  and  a  nori  punch  for  face  decorations.   Most  of  the  local  grocery  stores  carry  packages  of  nori  sheets;  it’s   QVM`XMV[Q^MIVLTI[\[Y]Q\MI_PQTMAW]KIVÅVLIVWZQX]VKPWV Amazon.com.  I  also  love  egg  molds,  also  purchased  from  Amazon. com.  After  boiling  and  peeling  eggs,  you  pop  them  in  the  mold  while   still  warm,  let  cool,  and  then  you  have  super  cute  bunny/car/frog/ Å[P[PIXMLMOO[ 1IT[WPI^MI^IZQM\aWNKWWSQMK]\\MZ[QV[UITT[QbM[

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PLACES &  FACES

Badges, Bags  &  Bingo Fundraiser  for  Harold's  House

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LANDMARKS

Celebrating 130  Years  of  Ministry:

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH LUFKIN n the  first  Sunday  of  May,  members  of  the  First   Baptist   Church   of   Lufkin   were   found   in   the   church’s  Family  Life  Center  immediately  following   the   Sunday   services.   Families   gathered   around   tables,   blessed   the   food,   and   then   dug   into   a     traditional  southern  Sunday  meal  of  fried  chicken  and  all  the   Å`QVO[+PQTLZMVXTIaMLIVLJMTTaTI]OPML_PQTM\PMOZW_V]X[ leaned   back   in   folding   chairs   with   full   belly   and   g ratitude   for   the  comfort  and  conversation  of  a  church  family  fellowship.   Save  for  the  1880’s  fashion  and  the  modern  inflatable  bounce   houses,  certainly  it  wasn’t  a  very  different  scene  over  a  century   ago  when  a  young  and  g rowing  church  congregation  g athered   upon  the  same  piece  of  soil.

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and called  her  first  full-time  pastor  in  1901.  Dr.  Andy  Pittman   is  the  current  and  23rd  pastor  in  the  church’s  history. The   legacy   of   First   Baptist   Church   is   far   reaching   in   East   Texas.    Among  her  long  list  of  blessings,  FBC  o f  L ufkin  h as  a   history  of  starting  new  churches  in  Lufkin.  Twelve  churches   in   Lufkin   once   started   as   missions   of   First   Baptist   C hurch.   A   mission   functions   as   a   church,   but   has   not   yet   constituted   themselves  as  a  self-governing  church.

Currently the  church  sponsors  three  mission  churches  in  Lufkin:   Cross  Timbers  Cowboy  Church  (Pastor  Ford  Adkins),  La  Casa   del  Alfarero  (Pastor  Juan  Moreno)  and  New  Beginnings  Baptist   Church  (Pastor  Stephen  Pinkney).  T hese  missions  still  function   The  Houston  East  and  West  Texas  Railroad  (HE&WT)  deeded   under  the  direction  and  leadership  of  First  Baptist   C hurch. two   lots   to   “Lufkin   Baptist   Church”   on   September   8,   1882.     About  ten  months  later,  on  the  land  donated  for  the  purpose   Pastor  Andy  Pittman  continues  the  legacy  of  FBC  L ufkin  a nd   of   establishing   a   Baptist   church,   nine   charter   members     says,   “I   enjoy   working   very   closely   with   our   three   mission   constituted  themselves  as  an  independent,  autonomous  Baptist   churches.”  He  adds,  “In  2007  we  helped  Cross  Timbers  Cowboy   church.   The   charter   members   were:   Mrs.   John   Crutchfield,   Church   finance   their   building   on   Highway   69   North.   We   Colonel   and   Mrs.   W.   L.   Denman,   Captain   and   Mrs.   Joseph   hosted   La   Casa   del   Alfarero   in   our   church   facilities   from   Kerr,  E.  H.  F.  McMullen,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  J.  M.  Smith,  Mrs.  Emily   January  2011  to  A pril  2013.  In  A pril,  La  Casa  relocated  to  the   Briscoe  Walker.  Today  the  First  Baptist  Church  of  Lufkin  has   old  Allentown  Baptist  Church  property.  From  September  2007   over  1,200  members  and  continues  to  meet  on  the  property   to  April  2009,  we  hosted  New  Beginnings  Baptist  Church  in   donated  in  1882.  The  church  called  her  first  pastor  in  1886   our  church  facilities.  In  2009,  we  purchased  a  church  facility  


on Pershing  Avenue  for  them  to  have  their  own  location.   Since  relocating  to  Pershing,  New  Beginnings  has  g rown   from  an  average  Sunday  attendance  of  30  to  125.”  New   Beginnings  Baptist  Church  is  the  first  African-American   church   in   Angelina   County   affiliated   with   the   Baptist   General  Convention  of  Texas  and  the  Southern  Baptist   Convention.   But   the   work   of   First   Baptist   Church   Lufkin   stretches   beyond  her  own  community  to  other  cities  and  states  and   even  throughout  the  world.     For  over  five  years  in  the  early  1980’s,  First  Baptist  Church     contributed  financially  and  sent  summer  mission  g roups   to  help  Pastor  Rick  Warren  start  Saddleback  Community   Church   in   Mission   Viejo,   California.   This   fact   is   cited   on  page  37  of  Rick  Warren’s  book,  T he  Purpose  Driven   Church:  Growth  without  Compromising  Your  Message   and  M ission. Over  Spring  Break  2013,  the  church  raised  $25,000  and   sent  40  volunteers  to  build  a  house  for  a  working  family   near   McAllen,   Texas.   The   church   was   able   to   get   this   work  accomplished  in  a  short  period  of  time  because  of   a  g roup  of  men  who  do  construction  and  mission  projects   to  h elp  people  around  Lufkin. Pastor  Pittman  spoke  of  one  of  his  proudest  accomplishments,   “We  have  developed  a  partnership  with  Buckner  International   in   Ethiopia.   First   Baptist   Church   is   one   of   ten   East   Texas  churches  who  send  short-term  mission  groups  and   ÅVIVKQIT[]XXWZ\\WI*]KSVMZKWUU]VQ\aKMV\MZQV\PM Ethiopian  village  of  Bantu.  We  hope  to  start  an  evangelical   church  in  a  nearby  village  sometime  in  the  future.” In  his  seven  years  as  pastor,  he  cites  the  church’s  ongoing   mission   work   as   a   personal   favorite   area   of   effort.   He   also  states  that  he  thinks  of  two  phrases  to  describe  the   current  vision  of  First  Baptist  Church  Lufkin.     “First,   we   are   a   missional   church.   Our   mission   work   involves   both   sharing   the   Gospel   of   Jesus   and   serving   physical   needs.   Second,   we   are   a   multi-generational   church.  We  are  neither  a  church  of  “old  people”  nor  a   church   of   “young   people.”   We   intentionally   provide     opportunities  for  children,  youth,  adults  and  senior  adults   to   experience   Jesus,   to   grow   in   their   faith   and   to     participate  in  ministry  to  others.  Our  Sunday  morning   worship   is   a   blend   of   ancient   and   modern,   traditional   and   contemporary,   so   we   can   keep   all   generations     together  in  worship.  In  today’s  world,  church  is  the  only   place  where  children,  youth,  adults  and  senior  adults  can   associate  and  build  relationships.  We  are  better  together.” Over   the   130   years   of   FBC   Lufkin,   the   mission   has     remained   true   to   her   beginning.   And   the   hope   for   her   future   is   to   continue   to   shine   the   Light   of   Jesus   in   the   East  Texas  forest  by  sharing  the  Gospel  of  Jesus  in  Lufkin   and  around  the  world. \RUIOKWUŒ21  


GIVING BACK

The Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas (Women’s Shelter of East Texas, Inc.) he Janelle  Grum  Family  Crisis   Center  of  East  Texas  ( Women’s   Shelter   of   East   Texas,   Inc.)   .++Q[IVWVXZWÅ\WZOIVQbI\QWV created  to  enhance  the  safety  of   women,  children  and  men.  They  provide   crisis  intervention  and  advocacy  services   to  reduce  and  prevent  the  occurrence  of   family  v iolence  and  sexual  assault  through   education  and  community  awareness.  The   FCC  provides  support  and  services  to  the   following  areas:  A ngelina  County,  Houston   County,  Nacogdoches  County,  Polk  County,   Sabine  County,  San  Augustine  County,     San  Jacinto  County,  Shelby  County,  and   Trinity  County.

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COMMUNITY LEADER

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SCARLETT SLOANE Scarlett’s  work  goes  far  beyond  the  hours  she   [XMVL[I[IÅVIVKQITIL^Q[WZ;PMLM[KZQJM[ herself  as  having  conservative  Christian   values  and  enjoys  every  minute  of  life.  For   Scarlett,  work  and  service  have  very  little   to  do  with  “have  to,”  but  rather  she  possesses   a  “get  to”  attitude  toward  her  work  and  the   community  service  she  loves.

Nacogdoches Newcomers,  with  Dr.  Abernathy,  Lori  Haupert,   Sloane,  Faye  Tate  and  Terry  Courtney

For starters,  Scarlett  has  been  a  member  of   the  Nacogdoches  Junior  Forum  since  2006,   where  she  served  as  President  until  her  term   ended  in  June  of  this  year.  The  organization   has  its  hands  in  many  causes  around  the   community.  Her  personal  work  is  w ith  the   Senior  Center,  the  Christian  Women’s  Job   Corp,  and  with  the  organization’s  fundraiser,  Holiday  in  the  Pines.

ou might   have   heard   those   words,  “It  is  more  blessed  to   give  than  to  receive,”  so  often   they  sound  cliché.  But  for  Scarlett   She  is  a lso  on  t he  Nacogdoches  Chamber   Sloane,  there  is  personal  and   of  Commerce,  serving  as  t he  Government   effectual  truth  in  them. Affairs  Chair  since  2010  and  as  a  Team   A  resident  of  Nacogdoches,  Scarlett  is  a   Captain  of  t he  Total  Resource  Campaign   CERTIFIED  F INANCIAL  PLANNER™   Team.  A  member  of  t he  Main  Street  Board   employed  by  Raymond  James  Financial   since  2006,  she  helps  work  to  promote     Services,  Smith  and  Partners.  However,   and  grow  downtown  Nacogdoches.  Her    

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commitment to   the   community   is   also   evident  in  her  involvement  w ith  t he  L amp   Lite  T heatre  Board,  bringing  l ive  t heatre   to  East  Texas.  She  is  a lso  a  member  of  t he   Nacogdoches  County  Republican  Women   since  2005  and  served  as  their  President   in  2008  a nd  2009.     As  a  member  of  the  Nacogdoches  A&M   Club,  and  its  President  from  2008  to  2013,   she  works  to  raise  money  to  support  scholarships  for  freshman  going  to  Texas  A&M   University.  Her  service  also  includes  serving   those  who  serve.  She  is  a  Citizens  Police   Academy  A lumni  member  since  2007,  acting   as  Treasurer  from  2009  to  the  present.   Their  goal  is  to  support  t he  Nacogdoches   Police  Department,  raising  money  for  such   things  as  bullet-proof  vests  for  t he  canines,   and  ice  machines  for  t he  department.  T he   organization  also  hosts  cook-outs  for  the   WNÅKMZ[IVLXZW^QLM[NWWLNWZ\PW[M_WZSQVO on  Christmas  day.  Scarlett  a lso  serves  on   the  Salvation  Army  Board  (2009-2013),   and  on  t he  Wine  Swirl  Committee  for  t he   last  t wo  years.


<PMSMaQ[\WÅVL[WUM\PQVOaW]IZM passionate about  because  then  it  doesn’t   even  feel  like  work.  It’s  just  fun! Scarlett  was  the  President  of  Nacogdoches  Newcomer  &  Friends   in  2001  and  2012.  This  organization  supports  many  g roups,  but   Scarlett  particularly  loves  working  with  the  Boys  Ranch.  “My   favorite  part  of  Christmas  has  always  been  shopping  for  the  boys   who  live  there,”  she  shares.  Each  year  members  of  the  organization   pick  a  boy  and  buy  Christmas  g ifts  for  him.  “The  boys  make  a  list   of  the  things  they  want,  and  we  get  to  go  out  and  shop  for  the  items   on  the  list,  usually  adding  some  clothing  items  too.  I  spend  a  month   OWQVO\W*TIKS.ZQLIa[ITM[IVL[MIZKPQVO[ITM[KQZK]TIZ[\WÅVL _PMZM1KIVÅVLITT\PMQ\MU[WV\PMQZTQ[\<PM[MJWa[PI^M[W little,  but  we  make  it  a  mission  to  make  sure  the  boys  have  a  good   Christmas  morning.  The  best  part  is  they  have  no  idea  they  w ill   actually  receive  any  Christmas  presents  or  who  brought  them.  We   deliver  the  gifts  in  secret.  They  are  just  suddenly  there  for  them   to  open  on  Christmas  morning.  I  may  be  shopping  for  them,  but   those  g ifts  bring  me  so  much  joy  during  the  holidays!” Chamber  of  Commerce  Government  Affairs  Committee  meeting,  with  Donna  Finley,  Paul   Smith  IV,  Sloane,  Jeff  Davis,  and  L aurie  Hurst

Scarlett says  that  anything  she  does  to  serve  others,  she  gets  back   tenfold.  “In  every  case,  I  am  just  one  of  many.  I  am  so  blessed  to   get  to  work  with  such  wonderful  people  in  each  of  these  organizations   “...and  I  am  t he  proud  mom  to  t he  most  lovable,  adorable  puppy,   IVL1TMIZV[WU]KPIJW]\[MTÆM[[[MZ^QKMNZWU\PMU8T][1PI^M Sully!” made  some  amazing  friends!”     Scarlett’s   advice   to   others   looking   to   serve   and   lead   in   their   According  to  Scarlett,  it  is  easy  to  become  involved  because  there   KWUU]VQ\aQ[¹AW]UIaÅVL\PI\aW]TQSM\W_WZS_Q\PXMWXTM IZM[WUIVaVMML[W]\\PMZM;PM[Ia[¹<PMSMaQ[\WÅVL[WUM- or   animals,   or   gardening,   or   politics,   or   theatre.   Whatever   thing  you  are  passionate  about  because  then  it  doesn’t  even  feel   sparks  your  i nterest,  t here  i s  something  t hat  you  can  do  to  serve   like  work.  It’s  just  fun!”     in   some   capacity.   But   it   may   be   so   much   fun   you  don’t   even   realize  you  are  serving!  Philippians  2:3  tells  us,  ‘Do  nothing   With  all  the  ways  she  serves,  one  might  wonder  if  she  has  t ime  for   W]\ WN [MTÅ[P IUJQ\QWV WZ ^IQV KWVKMQ\ :I\PMZ QV P]UQTQ\a anything  else.  She  does.  In  fact,  in  her  free  time,  Scarlett  loves   value  others  above  yourself.’  T hat  i s  what  service  i s  a ll  about!” Aggie  Football,  traveling,  reading,  and  spending  time  w ith,  as  she   calls  them,  “the  most  amazing  friends  in  the  world.”  Adding,    

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1 in  4  Kids  Has  a  Vision  Problem What  You  Need  To  Look  For 1.  Squinting:  Squinting  is  much  like  looking  through  a  pinhole.   This  temporarily  improves  vision  and  could  be  a  sign  of  your  child   compensating  for  poor  vision. 2.   Tilting   the   head:   Tilting   the   head   can   be   a   sign   of   an   eye   muscle  imbalance.  A  child  may  have  double  vision  when  looking   down  or  in  a  certain  direction.   3.   Sitting   too   close   to   the   television:   Sitting   very   close   to   the   television   or   lowering   the   head   while   reading   is   often   a   sign   of   nearsightedness.  Nearsighted  people  generally  have  clear  vision   at  a  close  range  and  poor  vision  at  a  distance.   4.   Losing   place   while   reading:   Skipping   lines   or   losing   your   place   while   reading   can   be   a   sign   of   a   vision   problem.   Often,   astigmatism  or  an  eye  muscle  problem    is  to  blame. 5.  Covering  one  eye  to  read  or  watch  television:  A  child  who   covers  one  eye  to  read  is  simply  shutting  the  eye  with  the  poorer   vision  off  so  that  it  does  not  interfere  with  their  vision.  An  uncorrected   vision  problem  in  one  eye  can  increase  a  child's  risk  of  developing   amblyopia.   6.  Rubbing  eyes:  Rubbing  the  eyes  is  a  sign  of  eye  fatigue  and  can   be  a  sign  of  all  types  of  vision  problems.  Medical  conditions  such   as  allergic  conjunctivitis  can  also  cause  vision  problems.

7. Finger  pointing  while  reading:  Finger  pointing  while  reading  is  not   always  a  bad  sign.  However,  it  can  be  sign  of  an  uncorrected  vision   problem  such  as  amblyopia.  When  letters  or  words  appear  very  close  to   other  letters  or  words,  it  makes  them  difficult  to  recognize. 8.   Frequent   headaches:   Uncorrected   farsighted   children   often   have  frontal  headaches  or  brow  aches.  This  is  a  result  of  the  child   attempting   to   compensate   by   exerting   extra   effort   to   clear   their   blurry  vision.

Vision and  Learning  Difficulties You'd  think  it  would  be  easy  to  spot  a  child  with  a  vision  problem,   but  the  signs  are  not  always  so  obvious.  One  in  four  children  has  a   vision  problem,  and  only  a  complete  and  thorough  eye  exam  can   determine  that  for  sure.   There   is   a   distinct   relationship   between   vision   problems   and   reading  and  learning  difficulties.  80%  of  all  childhood  learning  is   visual,  good  grades  and  good  vision  go  hand  in  hand.   School  screenings  are  useful;;  however,  they  only  detect  distance   vision   difficulties.  A   complete   eye   exam   measures   a   number   of   visual  skills  critical  to  a  child's  healthy  vision.   Parents  are  the  most  effective  in  detecting  vision  problems  at  an   early  age.  A  child  should  have  their  first  complete  eye  exam  by  age   three,  earlier  if  vision  problems  are  suspected.  


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in Nacogdoches! Introducing  Our  New  Associate AmiDemebie  “Ami”  D.  Casis  is  a  therapeutic  optometrist  and  earned  her   Doctorate   in   Optometry   from   the   University   of   Houston   College   of   Optometry.  She  was  inducted  to  the  Gold  Key  International  Optometric   Honor  Society  for  her  leadership  in  her  class,  college,  and  profession.  Dr.   Casis   was   voted   Outstanding   Student   during   her   first   year   and   recog-­ nized   for   her   outstanding   performance   in   Family   Practice   Clinic   and   Cornea  and  Contact  Lens  Clinic.  She  was  an  active  in  the  Student  Volunteer   Optometric  Services  to  Humanity  and  began  the  “OpticNerds”  student-­ organized   team   for   the   Foundation   Fighting   Blindness   VisionWalk   annual  fundraiser.  She  was  selected  as  teacher’s  assistant  for  the  first-­ year  optics  lab  and  for  the  second-­year  contact  lens  lab. Dr.  Casis  completed  her  clinical  externship  rotations  at  Good  Neighbor   Healthcare  Clinic  and  at  Houston  Eye  Associates  in  Houston,  TX.  Dr.   Casis   trained   under   the   direct   guidance   of   several   optometrists   and   ophthalmologists  in  the  management  of  ocular  disease,  refractive  error,   and   binocular   abnormalities.   She   regularly   performed   complete   adult   and   pediatric   dilated   vision   examinations,   fitted   contact   lenses,   and   co-­managed   pre-­   and   post-­surgical   patients   while   in   her   clinical   rotations,  which  also  included  Dry  Eye  and  Multiple  Sclerosis  Eye  Care   specialty  clinics. Dr.  Casis  was  born  in  the  Philippines  but  has  been  a  proud  Nacogdoches   Dragon  since  elementary  school.  She  received  her  Bachelors  in  Science   from  Marietta  College  in  Ohio.  In  her  spare  time  Dr.  Casis  enjoys  being   outdoors  and  travelling,  especially  to  visit  her  relatives  scattered  world-­ wide.  She  is  an  active  member  of  the  Texas  Optometric  Association,  as   well  as  the  American  Optometric  Association. Please  Welcome  Dr.  Casis  to  20/20  Eye  Care!

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she behave,   show   kindness,   and   stay   out   of  trouble. Goffney’s  teachers  saw  past  her  circumstances   and  encouraged  her  on  a  daily  basis.  She   remembers,  “My  teachers  always  told  me  I   was  smart,  but  at  the  time,  I  didn’t  know  what   that  meant.”  Year  after  year,  her  teachers   invested  heavily  in  her.  As  she  grew  older,   Goffney   got   involved   in   a   lot   of   school     activities.  She  played  volleyball  and  basketball,   ran  track,  served  as  a  cheerleader,  and  was  a   member  of  the  National  Honor  Society  and   student   council.   Educators   constantly     reminded  her,  “LaTonya,  you  can  make  it.” In  the  fall  of  her  senior  year,  her  fellow  classmates  made  plans  for  the  future,  talking  about   college  and  their  future  careers.  LaTonya   chuckles  as  she  recalls,  “They  would  always   ask  about  my  plans  and  I  would  remind  them,   “You  have  money  and  I  don’t.  I  can’t  really   make  any  of  those  plans.’”  While  there  were   many  teachers  who  came  alongside  LaTonya   to   encourage   her,   one   in   particular   took     [XMKQÅK VW\QKM WN  /WNNVMa¼[ WJ[\IKTM[ \W   attending  college.  LaTonya  says,  “Mrs.  Allen,   the   school   counselor,   was   my   advocate   and   I  credit  her  for  helping  me  navigate  my  pathway  to  college.”   At  one  point  in  her  high  school  career,  Goffney   thought  she  was  headed  to  the  Navy.  She   reasoned  the  military  to  be  the  only  way  to   pay  for  college,  but  Mrs.  Allen  helped  her  see   things   differently   and   pointed   out   her     academic  ability.  She  explains,  “Mrs.  Allen   encouraged   me   to   complete   countless     [KPWTIZ[PQXIXXTQKI\QWV[IVLPMTXMLUMÅTT n  the  face  of  seemingly  impossible     surrounded  by  extreme  poverty.  When  her   out  my  FAFSA  (Free  Application  for  Federal   circumstances,  Dr.  LaTonya  M.  Goffney   step-father  came  into  the  family,  he  brought   Student  Aid).  She  made  me  believe  I  could   PI[RW]ZVMaMLNZWUILQNÅK]T\KPQTL- abuse  to  the  home  and  made  life  miserable   go  to  college.”   PWWLQV\WIXTIKMWN QVÆ]MVKMIVL for  everyone.  School  was  her  ‘safe  place’.  She   respect.  According  to  national  statistics   was  fed  and  loved  by  her  teachers  and  school   On  a  summer  afternoon,  after  graduating  in   on  children  of  poverty  and  abuse,  Dr.  Goffney   staff.  While  Goffney  attended  Herty  Primary   the  top  ten  of  her  class,  Goffney’s  grandparents   should  not  be  where  she  is  today.  In  our  nation,   School  in  Lufkin,  her  home-life  was  becoming   loaded  her  belongings  in  the  back  of  a  small   truck  and  headed  to  Sam  Houston  State   children  who  have  grown  up  in  poverty  are   overwhelmingly  unbearable.   University.  They  left  her  in  Huntsville  to   seven  times  more  likely  to  drop  out  of  high   school.  If  they  do  graduate,  less  than  30  percent   1V\PMÅN\POZILMPMZOZIVLUW\PMZKIUM embark  on  a  maiden  voyage  for  their  family;   of  children  from  homes  in  the  bottom  quarter   and   rescued   her,   moving   her   to   Coldspring   4I<WVaI_I[\PMÅZ[\\WI\\MVLKWTTMOM of  national  incomes  enroll  in  a  four-year   to  experience  the  safety  and  security  of  a   She  soon  realized  she  needed  a  supplemental   college,  and  less  than  half  of  those  actually   family.  Although  her  grandparents  loved  her   income  to  help  her  make  it  through  school.   graduate.   According   to   those   statistics,     deeply  and  worked  minimum-wage  jobs  for   Goffney  smiles  and  laughs  as  she  recounts,   LaTonya  Goffney  should  have  never  graduated   long   hours   to   provide   her   basic   needs,   they   “I   was   18   years   old   and   got   a   job   as   a     were  still  a  family  stricken  by  poverty  and  a   eighth  in  her  class  of  120  students. lack  of  education.  Her  grandmother  worked   KWZZMK\QWVITWNÅKMZI\\PM?aVVM=VQ\QV 4I<WVaI/WNNVMa_I[JWZV\WIÅN\MMVaMIZ as  a  maid  for  a  family.  She  was  happy  to  have   Huntsville.”  This  job  helped  put  her  through   old  mother.  From  the  beginning,  she  was   LaTonya  in  her  home  and  required  only  that   college,  prepared  her  for  knowing  how  to  get   along   well   with   others   who   are   walking  

Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney

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\PZW]OPILQNÅK]T\\QUMIVL[\ZMVO\PMVML husband and   his   family   were   extremely     her   resolve   to   make   a   difference   so   that     supportive,  but  as  a  mother  aching  over  a   others  would  not  become  a  prison  statistic. situation  which  she  had  no  control.  LaTonya   says,  “I  clearly  remember  the  exact  moment   In  1993,  she  started  dating  a  young  man  from   when  I  realized  I  had  a  decision;  I  could  literally   Coldspring  also  attending  Sam  Houston.  She   go  crazy  over  my  situation  or  help  myself  by   says,  “Joseph  Goffney  is  still  one  of  the  nicest,   not  focusing  on  my  current  circumstances.”   most-respected  men  that  I  know.”  The  couple   She  decided  to  go  back  to  school,  knowing   married,  and  Joseph’s  one  request  was  to   the  structure  and  schedule  would  help  her   return  to  Coldspring  and  make  a  difference   cope  with  the  lack  of  control  she  had  over   in  the  town  that  had  given  them  so  much. Joe  Jr.’s  situation.    LaTonya  became  pregnant   with  her  second  child  in  2003  and  welcomed   0MZÅZ[\\I[SI[IVML]KI\WZ_I[\W\MIKP a  healthy  baby  girl,  Joslyn. writing   to   eighth   graders   in   ColdspringOakhurst  CISD.  Their  school  carried  the   After  she  received  her  master’s  degree,  she   label  of  ‘low  performing’  due  to  the  writing   continued  her  work  at  C-OCISD,  but  she   scores  of  African  American  students.    So  the   found  there  weren’t  many  people  to  talk  to   LQ[\ZQK\TMILMZ[PQZMLPMZ\W»Å`\PMXZWJTMU¼ about  new  ideas.  She  says,  “I  decided  to  go   ;PM[XMV\PMZÅZ[\aMIZ\MIKPQVO[XWV[WZQVO back  to  school  for  my  doctorate  degree  for   the  cheerleaders,  and  making  a  difference  in   the  single  purpose  of  networking  with  other   the  lives  of  children  who  needed  an  advocate. educators.”  While  getting  her  doctorate,  she   IT[WOW\PMZ[]XMZQV\MVLMV\[KMZ\QÅKI\QWV She   was   quickly   promoted   to   assistant     because  in  her  words,  “I  had  to  specialize  in   principal   at   the   junior   high   and   then     something.” principal   at   the   intermediate   school.     During  this  time,  the  intermediate  campus   It  wasn’t  long  after  receiving  her  doctorate   was  a  state  recognized  school  for  two  years.   degree  from  Sam  Houston  that  the  superintendent  position  opened  in  Coldspring.  A   In   1998,   LaTonya   and   Joseph   became     mentor  named  Bob  Smith  encouraged  Goffney   XZMOVIV\_Q\P\PMQZÅZ[\KPQTL-IZTaQV\PM to  apply  for  the  position,  and  she  did.  She   pregnancy,  they  were  advised  their  child  was   was  hired  as  the  superintendent  in  2008.     showing  signs  of  having  some  developmental   LQNÅK]T\QM[ ?PMV 2WM 2Z _I[ JWZV \PM   This  past  spring,  Goffney  expanded  her  scope   situation  was  worse  than  they  expected.  He   WN QVÆ]MVKMIVLIKKMX\ML\PMWNNMZ\W[MZ^M was   diagnosed   with   IP36   Chromosome     Lufkin   ISD   as   superintendent   and   looks     ,MTM\QWV<PMQZXZMKQW][ÅZ[\JWZV[WV_W]TL forward  to  investing  in  the  community.  She   never  talk,  walk,  or  sit-up  on  his  own.   says,  “I  never  wanted  to  be  put  in  a  box,  to   be  the  best  African  American  or  woman   When  Joe  Jr.  was  only  four  months  old,  he   superintendent;  I  just  want  to  be  the  best.”     _I[PI^QVO[MQb]ZM[M^MZaÅ^MUQV]\M[0MZ

She cautions  that  she  isn’t  the  magic  pill  for   success,   but   knows   that   people   working     together  can  make  a  huge   difference   in   the   lives  of  thousands  of  children.  She  observes,   “The   human   capabilities   in   Lufkin   and     Angelina  County  are  incredible.”  She  knows   she  is  surrounded  by  men  and  women  who   carry  the  same  expectation,  to  see  children   reach  their  full  potential. *MKI][M WN  PMZ ÅZ[\PIVL SVW_TMLOM WN    growing  up  in  poverty,  Goffney  understands   that  education  is  the  only  way  for  a  child  to   break  the  cycle  of  poverty  in  their  family.  It   doesn’t  matter  whether  a  student  is  poor  or   can’t  speak  English,  she  says,  “How  students   come  to  us  is  no  excuse  for  how  they  leave.”   She  continues,  “When  students  graduate   from   Lufkin   High   School,   I   want   them     to  leave  with  more  than  a  diploma.”  It  is   Goffney’s  goal  that  students  leave  high  school   with  a  plan  for  the  future,  whether  technical   school  or  college.      And  the  stakes  are  high.     Her  own  Joe  Jr.  and  daughter,  Joslyn,  are   among  the  students  in  her  professional  charge.     You  don’t  have  to  spend  much  time  with  Dr.   Goffney  to  see  that  her  heart  truly  is  for   every  student.  She  stands  in  this  position  to   look  hundreds  of  students  in  the  eyes,  who   are   living   similar   lives   to   those   of   her   own   childhood,  and  tell  them  they  can  make  it.   They  can  rise  out  of  poverty,  be  educated   and  make  a  difference  in  this  world.  She   cares  much  more  beyond  giving  them  a  good   education;  she  wants  to  see  them  reach  their   greatest  potential,  even  those  that  don’t  yet   see  it  in  themselves.  

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IN THE  NEWS

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1 1. Nacogdoches  County  Chamber  of  Commerce  ribbon  cutting   ceremony  for  Nacogdoches  designation  as  the  Garden   Capital  of  Texas.  The  ceremony  was  held  in  the  SFA  Pineywoods  Native  Plant  Center.  Rep.  Travis  Clardy,  Mayor  Roger   Van  Horn,  Dr.  Francis  E.  “Ab”  Abernethy  welcomed  sponsors,   Chamber  members  and  guests.  2.  Cindy  Tierney,  Principal   at  Anderson  Elementary  in  Lufkin  ISD,  will  serve  as  District   7  President-Elect  for  the  Texas  Elementary  Principals  and   ;]XMZ^Q[WZ[)[[WKQI\QWV<-8;)7NÅKMZ[NZWU\PM<-8;) districts  across  the  state  were  installed  at  the  association’s  July   Leadership  Conference.  With  this  position,  she  will  be  a  member   on  the  state  board  for  TEPSA.  3.  Nacogdoches  County  Chamber   of  Commerce  ribbon  cutting  ceremony  for  downtown  business   Rachel’s   Antiques   and   Uniques,   418   E.   Main   St.,   936-559-5646.  Owner  Rachel  Underwood  welcomed  sponsors,   Chamber  members  and  guests.  4.  After  another  successful   Texas  State  Forest  Festival,  the  Lufkin/Angelina  County   Chamber  of  Commerce  brought  home  24  different   awards  from  the  Texas  Festivals  and  Events  Association  (TFEA).  The  Lufkin/Angelina  County  Chamber  of   Commerce  won  the  Zenith  award;  which  is  presented  to  the   best  2012  festival  in  the  state  in  each  budget  category.  The   Chamber  was  also  presented  with  seventeen  1st  place  awards,   three  2nd  place  awards  and  three  3rd  place  awards.  Seated,   L-R:  Melissa  Wheeler  (Chamber),  Sally  Alvis  (Brookshire   Bros.),  Billy  Ball  (Justice  of  the  Peace),  Tami  Jones  (Townsquare   Media),  Susie  Cardwell  (Chamber).  Standing,  L-R:  Claudia   Salazar  (Chamber),  Jennifer  McHenry  (KSWP/KAVX),   Shaina  Strong  (Chamber),  Tim  Alvey  (East  Texas  Professional  Credit  Union),  Jill  West  (Chamber),  Burt  Hairgrove   (George  H.  Henderson  Exposition  Center),  Kaitlin  Wieseman   (Texas  Forestry  Museum),  Charlene  Black  (Chamber),  Rachel   Collins  (Texas  Forestry  Museum),  Sally  Allen  (Chamber).     5.   Winnie   Berry   offers   $5   sterilizations   for   dogs   and   cats  living  in  75904.  For  more  information,  call  936-639-1880.   6.  The  2012  Power  of  Pink!  special  video  project  was   recently  designated  as  a  Silver  Winner  in  the  National  Aster   Awards  for  Excellence  in  Medical  Marketing.  Randy  Cadwell,   Senior  Video  Production  Specialist  with  the  City  of  Lufkin   (left)  and  Lindsey  Mott,  Community  Relations  Specialist  at   Memorial  (right),  created  the  video  “Undefeated”  showcasing   different  groups  from  the  community  to  help  spread  breast   cancer  awareness.  The  winning  video  can  be  seen  on  the   Memorial  website,  www.memorialhealth.org.

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SOMETHING ABUNDANT

by  Angie  Nichols

Learning to  Dance  in  the  Rain s  a  young  mother,  God  taught   me   something   important   straight  away.  My  daughter’s   UW[\XW_MZN]TIVLQVÆ]MV\QIT education  would  come  from   watching  me.  Despite  researching  the   JM[\[KPWWT[ZMY]M[\QVO\PMÅVM[\\MIKPMZ[ or   the   paying   for   the   most   effective     curriculum,  children  learn--good  or   bad,  whether  we  like  it  or  not--from  us,   their  parents.  I  fail  a  thousand  t imes  a   day,  but  like  you,  I  am  holding  on  to  the   God-given  charge  to  teach  her  well.  

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powerful goodness  leaning  heavy  upon   my  soul.  Flashes  of  lightning,  rolls  of   thunder,   Revelation   4:5   pierced   my   awareness.  Bending  to  sit  on  the  front   step,  I  echoed  back  quietly,  “Holy,  holy,   holy  is  the  LORD  God  A lmighty,  who   was,  and  is,  and  is  to  come.”      

Just then…one.  Just  one.  The  sloppiest,   fattest,  wet  drop  I’ve  ever  seen  plopped   down  near  my  crossed  legs.  It  left  a  mark   on  the  hot  sidewalk  the  size  of  a  chicken   egg.  I  giggled.  Then  slowly  more  fell   and   speckled   the   grey   concrete.   I   A  few  years  ago,  I  wrote  the  memory   stretched  my  legs  out  in  front  of  me  and   one  of  my  most  favorite  lessons.  The   fell  fully  into  His  tending  as  He  washed   day  we  learned  to  dance  in  the  rain. my  weary  feet.  He  is  the  First  and  Last   Gentleman…a  servant  at  heart. 1\_I[IKTQVQKLIaNWZUaÅ^MaMIZWTL daughter,   Mycah.   The   oncologist     Time  suspended  for  the  briefest  moment   determined  her  healthy  enough  to  move   and  my  baby  g irl’s  cancer  did  not  hold   forward  with  her  leukemia  treatment   me  hostage.  Then  Mycah  walked  out   protocol.  It  took  several  hours  for  her   the  front  door  dressed  in  a  pink  froggy   to  receive  chemo,  undergo  a  spinal  tap   nightgown  we  put  on  her  following  a   and  a  monthly  breathing  treatment  she   warm  bath  to  help  remove  the  bandages   hated  and  in  turn  made  me  and  her   from  her  port  and  spinal  puncture.  She   daddy  miserable.  When  we  got  home,   sat  down  next  to  me  and  said  she  heard   I  tended  to  the  everyday  chores  of  our   the  thunder  and  was  afraid.  I  folded  her   household  while  Mycah  nibbled  a  snack   under  my  arm,  telling  her  not  to  worry.   and  watched  afternoon  television  to   God  was  loving  on  us.  She  stretched  her   fully  recover  from  anesthesia.   sweet  little  feet  in  front  of  her  to  match   mine.  Our  hot  pink  toenails  wiggled   As  I  had  every  week  for  the  previous   and   we   laughed   at   the   juicy   raindrops   two  years,  I  called  my  mom  with  the   tickling  our  faces. news  of  our  clinic  visit.  While  recounting   the  burdensome  routine,  I  walked  onto   Now   unafraid,   Mycah   got   up   and   the  front  porch  to  consider  the  small,   walked  tentatively  into  the  yard.  The   dark  rain  cloud  that,  from  my  point  of   tempo  of  the  rain  sped  as  she  t ip-toed.   view,   appeared   to   shadow   just   our     Then  she  turned  and  mused  the  words   home.  With  a  heavy  sigh,  I  mumbled,   I’ve  pasted  to  the  wall  of  my  heart’s   ¹PW_Å\\QVOº memory  for  eternity. I   pressed   ‘end’   on   the   phone   and   “Mom,  I  think  He  wants  us  to  dance!” stood  barefoot,  denying  t he  d ry  bones   of   weariness   I   was   too   young   to     The  rain  drops  falling  on  my  cheeks   disguised  my  tears,  and  I  got  up  and   possess.   Still. twirled  with  my  woman-child  beauty.   Rolls  of  gentle  thunder  awakened  my   Two  years  into  cancer  treatment.  On   senses  to  an  awareness  of  God’s  scary   chemo  afternoon.  Spinal  tap  day  no  

less. Up  since  5:30am.  Beat  down  from   the   stressful   whipping   that   just   is     cancer  clinic  day.  A nd  we  were  dancing   in  t he  rain. In  that  moment,  I  learned  if  my  LORD   is  singing  over  me,  I  wanna  dance.  He   sings  and  all  of  creation  responds.   Every  day  for  endless  millennia,  the   earth  revolves  the  sun,  turns  in  perfect   harmony,  pirouettes  with  moon’s  moods   and  star’s  years  of  light  in  time  and  space   1KIVVW\NI\PWU<PMÅMTL[XZWL]KM and  feed  the  creatures  who  dwell  there,   to  each  every  need  met.  The  storm  and   lightening   obey   and   pour   where     appointed  to  produce  food  for  the  eater   and  seed  for  the  sower.  He  whispers:   “Why  would  I  expect  anything  else  from   you,  Beloved?  You  are  the  prize  of  all   creation.  You  were  made—for  this  time   and  place–  to  k now,  obey  and  worship   Me.  But  the  difference  between  you  and   the  lightening?  You  are  free  to  choose,   free  to  accept  the  Bread  of  L ife  or  refuse   your  Creator…and  that,  to  Me,  is  the   beauty  of  your  heart  freely  given  over   to   Grace…and   precisely   why   I   am     enthralled  w ith  you.” He  says  I ’m  lovely  a nd  He  c an’t  t ake   His   eyes   off   of   me.   I   gotta   dance   in   the  r ain. Life  isn’t  about  waiting  for  the  storm  to   pass;  it’s  about  learning  to  dance  in  the   rain.  We  taught  each  other,  Mycah  and   I,  to  dance  in  the  rain.  And  as  I  type   this  article  today,  I  see  it  beginning  to   ZIQVNZWUUaWNÅKM_QVLW_1PWTTMZI\ Mycah  and  we  race  to  the  front  door.   Five  years  later,  she  is  healthy,  and  I  am   still  holding  on.    We’re  still  dancing.    

Angie Nichols  is  the  founder  of  Something  Abundant  Ministries,  serving  women  through  worship  and  Biblical  teaching  and  the   author  of  Something  Abundant:  growing  from  a  child  of  God  to  the  bride  of  Christ.  Her  passion  is  for  women  to  know  the   beauty  of  an  abundant  life  knowing  Christ  as  Bridegroom.  She  is  married  to  Chris  and  they  have  one  daughter,  Mycah.  For  more   information,  to  read  more  or  book  speaking  events  visit:  somethingabundantministries.org.  


by Melissa  Radke

heard it   said   once,   “If   it’s   not   one   thing   –   it’s   your   mother.”   I   heard   Wynonna   Judd   say   it   in   some   interview   she   was   having   alongside   her   mother.   And  to  be  perfectly  honest,  I  would  think  if  there   is  one  person  in  this  entire  universe  who  has  the   right   to   sigh   deeply   and   roll   their   eyes   whenever   their   mom   talks   -   it   would   be   someone   who   spent   half   their   life  on  a  t our  bus  w ith  t heir  mom.  I f  e very  honky-tonk  I   ever   sang   in,   if   every   truck   stop   bathroom   I   ever   used   the  toilet  in,  if  every  Denny’s  I  ever  ate  in  all  had  one   thing  i n  c ommon  –  my  mom!  –  t hen  I  would  r eserve  t he   right  t o  s pend  my  m illions  on  s ome  c ounseling  s essions.   That’s  a ll  I ’m  s ayin’.

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mourn a nd  a  t ime  t o  d ance,  a  t ime  t o  s catter  stones  a nd   a  t ime  t o  g ather  t hem,    a  t ime  t o  embrace  a nd  a  t ime  t o   refrain  from  embracing,  a  time  to  search  and  a  time  to   give  up,  a  t ime  t o  keep  a nd  a  t ime  t o  t hrow  away,  a  t ime   to  t ear  a nd  a  t ime  t o  mend,  a  t ime  t o  b e  s ilent  a nd  a  t ime   to   speak,   a   time   to   love   and   a   time   to   hate,   a   time   for   war  a nd  a  t ime  for  p eace.”

STRETCH MARKS

Having Tea  with  Tina  &  Nancy

The r elationship   I   h ad   w ith   my   mother   t hree   years   a go   is  d ifferent  t han  t he  one  you  would  f ind  t oday.  A nd  t hat’s   ok.  It’s  actually,  really,  really  good.  I  don’t  love  her  less,  in   fact,  I  love  her  more.  I  l ike  her  more.  I  appreciate  her  more.   I’ve  seen  my  mom  without  her  make-up  on  (literally  and   figuratively).     I’ve   seen   her   with   her   cape   off,   her  hair   down,  a nd  her  Wonder  Woman  c ostume  at  t he  c leaners.   I’ve  s een  my  mom  more  a s  a  woman  t o  b e  a dmired  t han   a  presence  to  be  revered.  I’ve  found  her  to  be  more  human   and  fragile,  more  soft  and  unsure  –  and  this  makes  me   feel  b etter  for  b eing  about  a s  feeble  a  human  a s  you  c an   get.   It   makes   my   questions   on   parenting,   finances   and   how   to   stay   married   to   the   same   man   for.ev.er   much   easier  to  ask.  Because  I  know  that  a  long  time  ago,  she   looked  a  lot  l ike  me.  

Side n ote:  I  once  attended  a  y ard  s ale  at  Wynonna  Judd’s   house.  ( If  you  k now  me,  t hen  you  k now  t his  i s  one  of  my   Nashville  stories  I  like  to  pull  out  at  dinner  parties  and   barbecues.)  I  was  t his  close  to  buying  one  of  her  long  velvet   coats  but  I  didn’t  have  the  guts  to  pull  it  off.  Instead  I   settled  for  a  K rups  m ixer  t hat  I  still  u se  t o  t his  d ay.  ( Why   did  she  part  with  that  thing?  It  was  in  perfect  working   condition.  Oh,  t he  r ich.)    A nyhoo,  her  mother  w as  t here   that  d ay  a nd  s he  r ang  up  my  purchase.  W hen  s he  a sked   me  i f  t hat  was  a ll  I  was  getting,  I  was  t his  close  to  breaking   out  i nto  C ow  C ow  B oogie,  but  c hickened  out.  T he  E nd.   I  had  lunch  at  MarTeres  Tea  Room  the  other  day  with   some  g irlfriends.  A nd  a midst  t he  a lmond  tea  a nd  chocolate   The  last  couple  of  years  have  brought  many  changes  in   cake,  between  t ales  of  our  children  a nd  recipe  exchanges   my  r elationship  w ith  my  mother.  Mothers  a nd  d aughters   we  d iscussed  our  mothers.  M aybe  I  k new  t his  a rticle  w as   can   have   a   pretty   healthy   relationship   when   there   are   due  a nd  m aybe  I  w anted  a  l ittle  i nsight,  but  I  a sked  about   two   or   three   states   in   between   them,   but   when   two   or   each  of  their  relationships.  And  what  I  found  interesting  –   three  states  is  dwindled  down  to  two  or  three  lawns… and  a lso  a  l ittle  startling  –  is  t hat  a side  from  t he  a rguments   things   change.     And   it   isn’t   just   location   that   changes   they,  t oo,  h ad  s hared  w ith  t heir  moms,  t he  one  t hing  we   your   relationship.   Age   changes   it.   Seasons   change   it.   could  a ll  a gree  on  w as  t his:  w e  a re  o ur  m oms.  We  m ight  do   Grandbabies  change  it.  Time  changes…well…time  changes   our  hair  differently,  discipline  our  kids  differently  and   everything.     And   with   change   comes   adjustment.   And   interact  w ith  our  s pouses  d ifferently,  but  we  were  (for  a ll   adjustment  doesn’t  c ome  e asy.   intents  and  purposes),  our  mothers.  And  I  laughed  as  I   said  t o  t hem,  “ So  here  at  t his  t able  s its  A nnette  a nd  T ina   I  h ad  a  c onversation  w ith  my  mom  t he  other  d ay.  I  c ried   and  Nancy;  t hree  women  who  h ave  never  e ven  met  e ach   and   she   cried.   I   rolled   my   eyes.   She   bit   her   tongue.   I   other,  but  are  now  having  a  two  hour  lunch  together.”   laughed.  She  s ighed.  I  forgave.  She  d id  too.  It  w asn’t  easy;   We  laughed  at  t he  absurdity  a nd  t he  t ruth  of  it,  a ll  at  once.   it  wasn’t  fun,  it  was,  however,  necessary.  Ecclesiastes  3  t ells   us,   “There   is   a   time   for   everything,     and   a   season   for   We.  A re.  O ur.  Mothers.   every  a ctivity  u nder  t he  heavens:    a  t ime  t o  b e  b orn  a nd   a  t ime  t o  d ie,  a  t ime  t o  plant  a nd  a  t ime  t o  uproot,  a  t ime   This,  four  years  a go,  would  h ave  t errified  me.  But  t oday,   to  k ill  a nd  a  t ime  t o  heal,  a  t ime  t o  t ear  down  a nd  a  t ime   just  s eems  r eally  n ice. to  build,  a  time  to  weep  and  a  time  to  laugh,  a  time  to  

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by Jessica  Tinsley  Bridges,  Creator  of  jesslea.com

FASHION

D R E S S I T   D O W N / D R E S S   I T   U P Sometimes  it  is  easy  to  get  stuck  in  a  wardrobe  rut,  especially  in  the  August  Texas  heat  where  you    can’t  come  up  with  more  than  one  way  to  wear  items  in  your  closet. <PMIJQTQ\a\WLZM[[LW_VIVW]\Å\Q[IVQUXWZ\IV\XIZ\WN IVa ÆM`QJTM_IZLZWJMJMKI][MQ\_QTTITTW_aW]ZLZM[[aQ\MU[\WLW LW]JTML]\aQVKI[]ITW]\Å\[1\¼[MI[a\WLZM[[LW_VIVW]\Å\ by  adding  a  few  key  items.  Once  you  have  them,  you’ll  be  able   \W][M\PMUW^MZIVLW^MZIOIQV\WLZM[[LW_VLQNNMZMV\W]\Å\[ in  your  closet.

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Statement Necklace $30,  Three  Row  Beaded   Necklace,  JCP

Studded Clutch $14.99,  Xhilaration  Studded Clutch,  Target

Work Tote $26.99,  Elenora   Shopper,  Payless

Classic Ankle  Strap  Heel $40,  Fergie  Roxane Sandal,  Belk’s

Colorful Flats $25,  Call  It  Spring  Ballet  Flats,  JCP

I love  having  a  few  styling  options  in  mind  to  dress  up   or  dress  down  my  attire  this  summer.  

Skirt $19.99,  Mossimo  Zig  Zag  Print Pencil  Skirt,  Target

Jessica (Jess)  is  a  28-year  old  brunette  born  and  raised  in  Lufkin.  She  is  in  love  with  fashion  and  wearing  high  heels,  even  though   she’s  5’10’’.  She  graduated  from  Stephen  F.  Austin  with  a  Fashion  Merchandising  degree.  She  and  her  husband  live  in  Houston   with  their  2  dogs,  Bella  and  Bentley.  She  is  an  assistant  buyer  for  a  department  store  in  Houston,  Texas.  She  has  her  own  fashion  blog,   Jess  Lea  where  she  shares  her  love  for  fashion  on  a  budget.

photo by  The  Silhouette  Studio.


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group of  eleven  men  and  women  sponsored  by  the  First  United   Methodist  Church  of  Lufkin  recently  participated  in  a  mission  trip   to  Haiti.  The  team  included  two  high  school  students,  a  couple  of   mother-daughter  duos  and  two  married  couples.  Some  were  making   \PMQZÅZ[\\ZQX_PQTMW\PMZ[PI^MJMMV\W0IQ\QUIVa\QUM[

Bob Ford,  the  group’s  leader,  participated  in  or  led  about  a  dozen  mission  trips   to  Haiti  over  the  past  three  years.  The  initial  focus  of  the  mission  efforts  was  the   reconstruction  of  Methodist  Churches  and  schools  destroyed  in  the  January  2010   earthquake.  This  was  a  collaborative  effort  between  The  Methodist  Church  of   Haiti  and  the  United  Methodist  Committee  on  Relief.  First  United  Methodist  of   Lufkin  has  been  directly  involved  in  over  14  trips  the  past  27  months.  “We  have   assisted  in  the  reconstruction  of  churches  in  the  Haitian  communities  of  Mellier,   Duplan,  La  Trembly,  and  Petite  Goave.  In  the  process  of  these  missions,  we  were   blessed  to  work,  serve,  and  develop  life-long  friendships  with  Haitians  in  these   communities,”  says  Ford. More  recently,  the  local  group  became  involved  in  a  new  ministry  providing  clean   _I\MZ\PZW]OP\PMQV[\ITTI\QWVWN PWUMÅT\ZI\QWV]VQ\[?I\MZ\ZIV[UQ\\MLLQ[MI[M[ are  the  leading  cause  of  illness  and  death  among  children  and  adults  throughout   Haiti.  Recent  studies  have  shown  that  one  out  of  every  eight  children  in  Haiti  die   JMNWZM\PMQZÅN\PJQZ\PLIa)KKWZLQVO\W\PM?WZTL0MIT\P7ZOIVQbI\QWV?07 UQTTQWVXMWXTMQV\PM_WZTLLWV¼\PI^MIKKM[[\W[INM_I\MZ)[IZM[]T\   million  children  die  every  year  from  water-borne  illnesses--that’s  1  child  every  20   [MKWVL[<PMX]ZXW[MWN \PQ[\ZQX_I[\WQV[\ITT_I\MZÅT\MZ[QV\PMZMUW\M^QTTIOMWN  Source-a-Philippe  on  the  island  of  La  Gonave.   5W[\WN \PMNIUQTQM[QV\PM[UITTÅ[PQVO^QTTIOMTQ^MQVXZQUQ\Q^MP]\[IVL[PMT\MZ[ They  use  buckets  to  draw  water  from  a  local  well,  from  rain  water  or  springs,   all  of  which  are  contaminated  and  contributes  to  illness  and  death  from  waterJWZVMQTTVM[[M[<PMÅT\MZ[\PM\MIUQV[\ITTMLIZMMI[a\W][MZMUW^MITTPIZUN]T JIK\MZQIIVLTI[\Å^M\W[M^MVaMIZ[ In  ten  days  the  mission  team  provided  200  families  with  clean  drinking  water  for   \PMQZPWUM[.IUQTQM[ZMKMQ^QVO\PMÅT\MZ[ÅZ[\I\\MVLMLI\ZIQVQVO[M[[QWV<PMV \MIUUMUJMZ[LQ[\ZQJ]\ML_I\MZÅT\MZ[^Q[Q\ML_Q\PNIUQTQM[QV\PMQZPWUM[IVL _WZSML_Q\P\PMU\WMV[]ZM\PI\\PMaKW]TLQV[\ITTKTMIVIVLUIQV\IQV\PMÅT\MZ[ The  team  also  prayed  with  the  families  and  shared  their  hope  that  the  clean   water  would  bring  life,  health  and  strength  to  all  who  drink  from  it. “I  pray  that  we  have  made  and  will  continue  to  make  a  difference  in  the  lives  of   the  Haitians  we  encountered,  but  the  impact  does  not  even  compare  to  the  lifechanging    effect  they  made  on  how  I  live  my  life  and  how  I  view  the  world  and   \PMXMWXTMQVQ\º[Ia[ÅN\MMVaMIZWTL-TQ[IJM\P)T^Q[¹1KI\KPUa[MTN OM\\QVO upset  when  not  getting  that  new  pair  of  shoes  or  the  100th  Lufkin  Panther  shirt,   J]\\PMV[\WXIVLZMUQVLUa[MTN \PI\)UMTQI.Q.Q3M\bMIVL2MNN_PW\Z]Ta have  nothing,  are  rejoicing  in  The  Lord  because  they  are  happy  to  be  living     IVW\PMZLIaQV0Q[KZMI\QWV)VL\PI\Q[[WUM\PQVO_MKIVITTTMIZVNZWUº

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REVIEW

How fun  and  totally  practical  is  this  drink  holder?!  Keep  your   drink,  keys,  sunglasses,  sunscreen  or  cell  phone  out  of  the  sand   and  everyone  will  know  where  their  stuff  is  because  each  one   is  personalized  with  a  name  or  monogram.  This  is  a  great  gift   for  teachers,  college  students,  and  friends.  Available  at  House   of  Traditions,  Nacogdoches.

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THE MISUNDERSTOOD  CHILD   A  Parent’s  Questions  &  Answers I  have  spent  my  adult  life  in  the  helping  professions  and   have  worked  with  children  of  all  ages,  from  all  walks  of  life,   and  with  all  types  of  gifts  and  challenges.  Over  the  last   seventeen  years,  I  have  been  privileged  to  serve  others  in  a   variety  of  roles-teacher,  school  counselor,  school  administrator,   and  mental  health  therapist.  Over  the  years,  I  have  worked   with  a  multitude  of  families  as  they  try  to  understand  this   UQ[]VLMZ[\WWLIVLKWVN][QVOLQ[WZLMZ¸)\\MV\QWV,MÅKQ\ Hyperactivity  Disorder  (ADHD).  I  often  hear  the  same   questions  from  parent  after  parent…

“My child’s  teacher  thinks  my  child  may  be   ADHD.  What  is  ADHD?” In  short,  ADHD  is  a  disorder  characterized  by  hyperactivity,  inattention,  and/or  impulsivity  and  present  in   multiple  settings  (such  as  school  and  home)  and  results   in  performance  issues  (low  g rades,  behavior  problems).   ADHD  cannot  be  diagnosed  by  a  teacher  or  school   counselor.  Start  by  seeing  your  child’s  pediatrician  or  a   mental  health  professional.

“If my  child  is  not  being  lazy,  then  what  is  going  on?” Your  child’s  mind  is  working  really  hard  to  organize  a  ton   of  information  even  though  you  may  not  see  this  in  your   child’s  behavior.  In  all  actuality  the  ADHD  child  is  more   likely  working  harder  than  the  average  child!  T his  is  one   reason  why  “trying  harder”  does  not  work  with  ADHD.   Those  with  ADHD  will  take  some  extra  “thinking”  steps   compared  to  non-ADHD  peers.  You  will  not  see  those   steps,  but  they  are  there  and  your  child  is  working!

“What behaviors  would  I  see  if  my  child  is  ADHD?” There  are  a  variety  of  behaviors  associated  with  ADHD   []KPI[TIKSWN I\\MV\QWVLQNÅK]T\aWZOIVQbQVOM`KM[[Q^M \ITSQVOÅLOM\QVOQVIJQTQ\a\WZMUIQV[MI\MLXZWKZI[\QVI\QWV blurting  out,  excessive  running/climbing,  chronic  tardiness,   carelessness,  lack  of  paying  attention,  poor  listening,   failure  to  follow  through,  losing  things,  easily  distracted,   and/or  forgetfulness.  T his  is  by  no  means  a  complete  list,   but  these  are  examples  of  common  behaviors  you  might   see  in  an  ADHD  individual.

“What if  ADHD  goes  untreated?” Imagine  a  world  in  which  you  felt  as  if  you  could  not  do   anything  right  and  that  nothing  was  good  enough—this   would  be  an  extremely  depressing  world  to  live  in  day   after  day!  Children  with  untreated  ADHD  may  suffer   from  poor  self-esteem,  depression,  mood  cycles,  and  anger.    

“My child’s  teacher  keeps  telling  me,  if  only  my   child  would  try  harder…my  child  has  so  much   untapped  potential.  Is  my  child  not  trying?  Is   my  child  just  lazy?” I  ask  parents  to  consider  the  following,  “Does  your  child   do  things  such  as  riding  a  bike,  playing  with  toys,  even   playing  video  games?”    If  the  answer  is  yes  to  any  of   these,  then  your  child  is  not  lazy!  Lazy  just  means  “not   inclined  to  work,”  but  all  of  the  above  behaviors  are   examples  of  activities  that  require  some  level  of  work  and   focus.  Another  key  way  to  differentiate  ADHD  from  laziness   is  to  consider  your  child’s  behavior  in  relation  to  discipline.   If  your  child  is  disciplined  for  not  remaining  seated  at   school,  does  the  discipline  change  the  behavior?  Does  your   child  require  frequent  reminders  to  remain  seated  regardless   of  the  negative  consequence?  ADHD  is  biologically  based   and  not  a  question  of  willpower. 42ŒTHE  JOURNEY  ŒAUGUST2013

“How can  I  help  my  ADHD  child?” First  and  foremost,  do  not  pity  or  overindulge  your  child.   ADHD  is  manageable.  Work  with  your  physician  to   explore  the  medications  available  and  work  with  a  mental   health  professional  and  your  child’s  teacher  to  put  structure   in  place.  “My  brain  is  already  working  really  hard”  is   not  an  excuse.  Be  consistent  in  rules  and  discipline.  Use   demonstration  and  give  short  explanations.  Be  patient  and   prepared  to  repeat.  Give  one  step  directions  and  avoid   multiple  stimuli  at  one  time.  Give  responsibility  and  always   recognize  any  positive  behavior,  however  small.  If  you   [MIZKPNWZOWWL\PQVO[aW]_QTTÅVL\PMU “As  a  parent,  how  do  I  embrace  my  ADHD  child   and  focus  on  the  positive?” ADHD  individuals  tend  to  be  exceptionally  bright  and   are  typically  highly  creative  and  inventive.  Introduce  your   ADHD  child  to  activities  he  might  enjoy.  Your  child  will   look  to  you  and  how  you  choose  to  deal  with  ADHD.    

A combination  of  compassion  and  consistency   is  essential.  A  home  that  provides  love,  support,   structure  and  routine  will  help  your  ADHD  child.   )[IXIZMV\aW]KIVXW[Q\Q^MTaQVÆ]MVKM\PM symptoms  of  your  child’s  disorder  by  your  own   behavior.     A  positive  attitude  will  change  your  world  and   aW]ZKPQTL¼[ )XIZMV\¼[QVÆ]MVKM_QTT[PIXMPW_ a   child   feels   about   himself   throughout   the     remainder  of  his  life! Shelly  Slaton,  MA,  LPC-S   Licensed  Professional  Counselor  Supervisor  (2013)   Licensed  Professional  Counselor  (2001)     ;*-++MZ\QÅML;KPWWT8ZQVKQXIT   ;*-++MZ\QÅML;KPWWT+W]V[MTWZ!!!   ;*-++MZ\QÅML;XMKQIT-L]KI\QWV<MIKPMZ!!


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Antiques, Decorating, Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clothing, & Gift Items

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206 S. First Street Lufkin, TX (936) 632-­9665

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Downtown Lufkin... An enchanting way to spend the day!

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PLACES &  FACES

Aggie Mom  Back  to  School  Dinner

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2013 Gala  Chair,   Becca  Chance  & Co-Chair, Dana  Smithhart

Please join   us   as   we   celebrate   our   4th   annual   Pineywoods   Cattle  Baron's  Gala.  Your  attendance  will  help  us  continue   the  fight  against  cancer.  It  is  an  honor  to  continue  the  work   American  Cancer  Society  began  and  let  East  Texans  make   their  mark.    T here  are  many  ways  to  get  involved  and  donate   funds  to  find  a  cure;  like  our  Facebook  page,  visit  our  website,   or   call   American   C ancer   Society   o ffice.

OCTOBER 12, 2013 Œ JACK CREEK RANCH BARON TICKET -­ $225 Ticket price   i ncludes   exclusive   p re-party   o ne   h our   b efore   event,   food,   entertainment   with   p referred   s eating,   a nd   o pen   b ar.

WRANGLER TICKET -­ $150 Ticket price   i ncludes   food,   entertainment,   a nd   o pen   b ar.

www.pineywoodscattlebaronsgala.org


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