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Thursday March 15, 2012


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Women agents demonstrated their importance to Texas By: Paul Schattenberg history Centennial anniversary of first home demonstration agent fits Women’s History Month theme

College Station - An important but often overlooked part of Texas history can be found by following the footsteps of early Extension educators — home demonstration agents who began teaching practical information and household management skills to Texas families a century ago this year, said Texas AgriLife Extension Service experts. “We owe a great debt to educational pioneers like Edna Westbrook Trigg, who was hired in 1912 to bring hands-on instruction to people who otherwise would have had little or no access to it,” said Nancy Granovsky, AgriLife Extension family economics specialist in the family and consumer sciences program. “AgriLife Extension is an educational outreach agency of The Texas A&M University System. Today the agency and other system entities have hundreds of professionals and paraprofessionals who have followed in Trigg’s footsteps and now serve hundreds of thousands of Texas residents each year.” The education Edna Trigg and other home demonstration agents and their successors provided toward improving the quality of life for Texas families is significant and fits perfectly with this year’s National Women’s History Month theme of Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment, she added. Granovsky said the National Women’s History Project has designated March as National Women’s History Month. According to organization materials, the project is a “clearinghouse providing information and training in multicultural women’s history for educators, community organizations, and parents – for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of women’s contributions to U.S. history.” “Through the first

half of the 20th century, these home demonstration agents went to homes throughout rural Texas and provided practical demonstrations and advice on vegetable gardening, canning, sewing, cooking, household management, family health, poultryraising and other aspects of daily life,” Granovsky said. “This all started with Edna Trigg, who served a the state’s first home demonstration agent.” Granovsky said practical demonstrations in homes were often one of the only ways women in rural Texas could acquire the information and skills needed to improve their lives. “In those days, women were not only responsible for maintaining the household and raising the children, but also taking care of other chores, maintaining family health, tending the vegetable garden, feeding the chickens and collecting the eggs,” she said. “Some women were able to apply skills they learned from home demonstrations toward starting a home-based business, like selling eggs, in order to supplement household income. This gave them an even greater sense of accomplishment and selfworth.” According to the Texas State Historical Association, Trigg, who passed away in 1946, was a teacher and principal of the small rural Liberty School when approached in 1911 by a representative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to serve as a home demonstration agent for Milam County, west of Bryan. The duties of the position, which would start the following year, were to be conducted during evenings and weekends in addition to her existing school responsibilities. Her salary would be $100 per month, out of which she would

pay work-related expenses, including room and board. “Much of Edna’s work involved traveling alone to remote areas of the county by horse and buggy and staying overnight in strangers’ farmhouses,” said Dr. Jennie Kitching, who retired as AgriLife Extension’s associate director for human sciences in 1998. “A lot of what she demonstrated was selftaught or came through personal experience.” Kitching said over the years Trigg served as a role model for numerous home demonstration agents and their successors with the present-day Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Trigg’s appointment as “collaborator” for Milam County was approved and signed by Dr. Bradford Knapp, who would later become president of Texas Technological College, now Texas Tech University. Knapp was the son of Seaman K. Knapp, known as the architect of the national cooperative extension movement. Trigg’s appointment by the USDA and New York Board of Education preceded by two years the official establishment of the Cooperative Extension Service by an act of Congress – the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. Her primary duty as collaborator was to coordinate, organize and supervise Girls’ Tomato Clubs throughout the county and put on practical demonstrations about the production and canning of tomatoes. Club members, consisting of girls 10-18 years of age, grew tomatoes on small plots of land and sold or canned them. Initial efforts were so successful that in the summer of 1912 the Milam County girls’ clubs coordinated with area Boys’ Corn Clubs – both clubs precursors to present-day 4-H clubs – and presented the first-ever exhibit in Texas to show girls’ agricultural products, which included tin cans and glass jars of tomatoes and peaches. The exhibition drew more than 3,000 people, and the following year the girls exhibited their agricultural products at the state fair in Dallas, as well as at the Waco Cotton Palace. “One of the biggest challenges for early home demonstration agents was being accepted by the families and the community,” Kitching said. “But since Edna Trigg was a married adult and a mother, as well as a school teacher and principal, she was finally accepted as a respected and trustworthy individual.” Kitching said demonstration agents also provided a social outlet for many women who lived in rural Texas by visiting their homes and forming home demonstration clubs and organizations in which women throughout the community could participate.

In 1918, Maggie Barry, an Extension specialist in rural women’s organizations developed the first clubs of home demonstration women. In 1926, club women attending a farmer’s short course at Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Texas A&M University, formed the Texas Home Demonstration Association. The home demonstration association was reorganized in 1931 with the mission to promote and provide community instruction on diet and health, food production and preservation, landscaping, fitting garments, poultry production, millinery and sewing. According to Humanities Texas, at their zenith around 1940, these clubs boasted more than 57,000 women in almost 3,000 clubs statewide. Kitching noted that early home demonstration agents were often viewed as community role models due to their knowledge and self-sufficiency. “They did the same

thing today’s family and consumer sciences county agents do, which is to teach families how to make the most of their time, money and resources,” she said. “But they had to do it by themselves, independently, and often under difficult circumstances. For example, Edna Trigg was also raising a family while traveling and providing home demonstrations and classes, some of which took her away from home the entire week.” The role of Trigg and other early home demonstration agents was highlighted in a traveling exhibit called “Rural Texas Women at Work: 1930-1960,” which was displayed in museums, universities and other venues across Texas for several years. The display, which used archival information and photographs from AgriLife Extension, was developed through the Cushing Memorial Library at Texas A&M and funded by Humanities Texas. “Mrs. Trigg also was a proponent of education, frequently encouraging

Girl’s Tomato Club members to start college savings funds and look for scholarship opportunities at colleges and universities,” Kitching said. Historical documentation notes that after Trigg’s first year of working with these clubs, four members started bank accounts and began saving for their education. All four received their degrees and became teachers, and two held important positions at Texas universities. Trigg’s daughters also took her advice about education, and one of them, Eloise Trigg Johnson, followed in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a home demonstration agent in Eastland County. In her 20-plus year Extension career, Johnson also served as a family life education specialist at Texas A&M headquarters. In 1915, funding ran out for the Milam County position. In 1916, Trigg was hired by Extension as a home demonstration

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Bill O'Neal to Speak at March TAGHS Meeting By: Suzanne Warlick, Program Chair

The Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society will meet on Wednesday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Genealogy Library, 191 S. Bremond Street. Noted author Bill O'Neal will speak on "The 1950's, A Spectacular Decade". O'Neal is a very popular lecturer and speaker to historical associations and civic groups. The author of more than thirty books and more than three hundred articles and book reviews on the American West, he is a member of the Western Writers of America and has appeared in television documentaries on the Discovery Channel, Turner Broadcasting System, The History Channel, and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Though he is retired from teaching history at Panola College, he maintains a very busy writing and speaking career.


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We received a note from Barbara Sapp, a new subscriber. She said that she takes the paper and reads it to her mother, Lolette Balkam, who is in a Huntsville Nursing Home. She said that her mother lived in Tenaha all her life until a few years ago and really loves hearing about all that is going on in her hometown. Thank you, Barbara, for being a caring daughter to your Mom! The wild hogs have finally invaded FM1970 South. Our neighbor across the road shot one tearing up the right of way alongside the road. Barbara Cook and Buddy Adkison also say the hogs have torn up their pastures. I haven’t been in

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our pasture, but I’m sure they’ve done some damage to our land, too. A team needs to come out our way and round up some for the Wulf Outdoor Sports Annual Wild Hog Round Up (See Page B4). Rick Anderson, Pastor of both Timpson & Garrison FUMC had a scare last week. Although he looks like a picture of health, he went to the Doctor for a checkup and had to be put in the hospital for a heart cath. He had 3 stints put in. One artery was 90% blocked. We are so glad the doctor caught this early. Rick is home now and doing well. Got a note from Adele Hartless of Longbranch, TX. She said that she missed Corinth News. Is

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By Hilda Pena there anyone out in Corinth who wants to take this column on? We are also missing Rambling. The last time I spoke to June, she said that she would resume her column as soon as her chemo treatments allowed. I haven’t heard from Mrs. Dorris at Arlam. We’ve missed her column for the last 3 weeks. Don’t know her status. Pat Pratt at GNH has been out again, I think due to surgery. That column will resume when she is able. The Timpson FUMC is certainly glad to have Morris & Peggy Perkins back from their sojourn in the Valley. They’ve been down there for 3+ months.

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Hearty St. Patty’s Day Ve g e t a b l e Soup by Allen’s Veggies

INGREDIENTS 1 tsp. Olive oil 1/2 cup Onion, diced 1 cup Cabbage, chopped 6 cups Chicken broth 1 cup Ham, cut in 1/2-inch dices 1 cup Parsnips, cut in 1/2-inch dices 1/2 cup Sunshine Rutabagas, cut in 1/2-inch dice 1 15 oz. can Veg-All Original Mixed Vegetables, drained DIRECTIONS In a medium size heavy-bottomed pot, heat the oil over medium heat and saute the onions until transparent. Add the cabbage and stir briefly, then add the broth and bring it to a boil. Add the ham, parsnips and rutabagas, and return the liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 15 minutes. Add the Veg-All, and simmer another 5 minutes. Serve very hot with crusty bread.

B u s i n e s s m e n ’s The Quick Stop & Travel Station Club of Tenaha makes donation to Project Graduation has anything and everything you need. Check us out, buy your gas, pick out your favorite soft drink, and our shelves are packed with groceries just for travelers. We’ll see you soon.

By: Rhonda Samford The Tenaha Businessmen’s Club met on Thursday, March 8th. President Robert Barton announced the new Business of the Month is J&D Enterprises. They will receive a plaque and be the guests of honor at the next meeting. Larry Terry reported there had been no fires since the last meeting. The fire department assisted the Highway Department

in cleaning up a chemical spill under the red light on February 28th. Natalie Nelson reported to the group that 5 Loaves & 2 Fish are preparing for a Meet the Candidate program on April 28th. They are in the process of lining up local and county candidates to speak at the program. They will also be serving a spaghetti supper before the program. As

We’re located on Hwy. 59 and Jacob St., in Timpson, Texas 936-254-2423 the plans progress more information will be given to the public. Robert Barton informed the Club he had received a letter from Project Graduation. Mrs. Carolyn Hooker made a motion to give them a donation and Mrs. Doyce Bailey suggested $100. The Club voted to give them this amount.

Blair Garden Club holds workshop

During its meeting on March 6th at SoSo Park Community Building Blair Garden Club members enjoyed learning about how to decorate seasonal wreaths. Showing some of their handiwork L to R: Martha Duck, Ellizabeth Biles, Linda Askins, Hildred Dempsey, Syvilla Long, and Joy Coble, Visiting Instructor. In attendance but not shown are Marilyn Corder and Helen Pate. Visitors attending: Tammy Marlowe, Martha Duck and Ms.Coble of Lufkin. (Photo furnished by J.E. Biles)

Wrecks and Fires!

Two vehicle collision occurs in Tenaha at intersection

Larry Reiger, 51, of Joaquin was traveling southbound in a green dodge truck on Woods Street at the intersection with East College, when a 1996 Saturn traveling westbound driven by Jose Elorza T-Boned the dodge on the driver's side. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash. Elorza was cited for not having a current driver’s license, failure to change his driver’s license within 90 days, and an expired driver’s license. CMYK

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Calendar of Events DUMPSTER Tenaha & Timpson will NO longer be getting a dumpster on the first Saturday of each month. Pickin-n-grinnin

Wednesday, Mar 14 -Woodland Christian Church…. will be hosting our 4th annual ‘pickinn-grinnin’ at 6:30 PM at the Fellowship Centre of WCC at the corner of Hwys 84 & 59. The host for this event is Branson, MO. performer, and dear friend of WCC, George Geiser who has performed for many years in Branson. All we do is just sit there nibblin’ on somethin’ as George and his local Timpson area friends perform one diddy after another and do so completely unrehearsed. It is low key, relaxing, and you get to hear your favorites. So there’s no reason why you just can’t come out and chill for a while. Ya’ll just come on in.

Timpson Area COC

Thursday, Mar 15 - monthly meeting will be at 5 PM at the Timpson Public Library.

Timpson Masonic Lodge

Thursday, Mar 15 - Timpson Lodge #437, will hold their regular monthly meeting. Covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow.

Memorial Benefit Trail Ride

Saturday, Mar 17 - There will be a Memorial Benefit Trail Ride for the family of Jerry “Rooster” Lovett at the Bolesfield Camp Grounds out of Shelbyville,TX. Rooster Lovett was one of the 16 men who rode on the first Old Spanish Trail Ride to Houston,TX. There will be a trail ride,live auction,bar-b-que supper,and a dance. All money raised will go to pay for Roosters final expenses. The ride will leave from Bolesfield at 9:00am and be about 18 miles.The bar-b-que supper and auction will start around 6:00pm. All ride participants are asked to bring an item for the auction.For more information contact: Chasity and Will Lovett at 936-590-9802 or Stacy Taylor 936-572-0566

Country Music Hayride Saturday, Mar 17 - presenting, “Country Gents & Ladies .” Show starts at 7 PM -- admission is $6. Located in the Esquire Theater - one half block off the Carthage square.






Arresting Agency

03/12/12 McCollister, Shadrick 27 Center Burglary of Habitation Center PD 03/12/12 McCollister, Shadrick 27 Center Arson Center PD 03/12/12 Rubio, Felix 19 Houston Possession w/intent to distribute Meth DPS 03/12/12 Rubio, Felix 19 Houston Conspiracy to Possess w/intent to distribute Meth DPS 03/12/12 Rubio, Jovanny 26 Houston Poss w/intent to distribute Meth DPS 03/11/12 Vo, Jason 24 Athens, AL Possession of Marijuana Center PD 03/11/12 Vo, Jason 24 Athens, AL Poss of Contr Substance Center PD 03/11/12 Barcenas, Guillermo 19 Center Minor in Poss of Alcohol SCSO 03/11/12 Barcenas, Cuillermo 19 Center Public Intoxication SCSO 03/11/12 Apolonio, Pablo 33 Center Failed to ID SCSO Fugitive Intent to give Fake Info 03/11/12 Apolonio, Pablo 33 Center Violation of Probation (DWI) SCSO 03/10/12 Cartwright, Christopher 26 Shelbyville Terrorizing DeSoto Parish SO 03/10/12 Cartwright ,Christopher 26 Shelbyville Phone Stalking DeSoto Parish SO 03/10/12 Cartwright, Christopher 26 Shelbyville Cyberstalking DeSoto Parish SO 03/10/12 Denby, Brent 18 Center Violation of Probation (DWI reduced to Reckless Driving) SCSO 03/10/12 Diaz, Juan 28 Corpus Christi Intoxicated Assault Center PD 03/10/12 Hagler, Stephen 45 Center Resisting Arrest SCSO 03/10/12 Hagler ,Stephen 45 Center Threat on a Peace Officer SCSO 03/07/12 Hubbard, Timothy D. 29 Center Resisting Arrest Center PD 03/07/12 Hubbard, Timothy D. 29 Center Possession of Marijuana Center PD 03/04/12 Hubbard, Timothy D. 29 Center Felon in Possession of Firearm Center PD 03/07/12 Hubbard, Timothy D. 29 Center Poss of Controlled Substance Center PD 03/06/12 Tatum, Willie 69 Garrison Drivg While Lic Suspended Timpson PD 03/06/12 Heaton, Fredrick 32 Timpson Burglary of Building Constable PCT 5 03/06/12 Wallace, Michelle 43 Center Unauthorized Absence from Correction Facility Center PD 03/06/12 Bushue, Kaylin 21 Timpson Burglary of Building Constable PCT 5 03/06/12 Norman, Richard 26 Pearl, MS Failure to Appear (Bail Jumping) Timpson PD 03/06/12 Norman, Richard 26 Pearl, MS Possession of Drugs Timpson PD 03/06/12 Warmack. David 45 Shreveport, LA Failure to Appear (DWI) SCSO 03/06/12 Warmack, David 45 Shreveport, LA Failure to Appear (DWI) SCSO 03/06/12 Clifton, Wallace 56 San Augustine Violation of Probation (DWI) SCSO 03/06/12 Horn, Dalvin D. 27 Tenaha Assault Family/Violence SCSO 03/06/12 Moore, Kachasmon 26 Center Vio of Prob (Prohibited Substance) PO 03/06/12 Brown Thomas Justin 27 Center No Insurance DPS 03/06/12 Brown Thomas Justin 27 Center Driving While License Invalid w/priors DPS

William Carroll Crawford Chapter says “thanks” The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas thanks everyone who made our Fourth Annual Republic of Texas Celebration a success. Without our sponsors, local and corporate, vendors, performers, re-enactors, Children’s Center volunteers, quilt show participants and judges and Dinner Theater actors and anyone who helped in any way, the Celebration could not occur. Most of all, we want to thank you, the public, who came out to share the fun and honor our Texas heritage. See you next year.

Tutt Ordination Service Sunday, Mar 18 - Hour of Prayer Ministry will hold an Ordination Service for John Tutt, Jr., at 12 Noon at 3906 N. Hwy 69, Lufkin, TX. Come and have a glorious time in the LORD.

Tenaha Council Meeting

Monday, Mar 19 – regular monthly meeting will be at 5:15 PM at the Tenaha Community Center.

Tenaha ISD

Monday, Mar 19 – regular monthly meeting will be at 5:30 PM at the Administrative Building.

Timpson Order of eastern star

Monday, Mar 19 - Timpson OES #1144 will have our regular Stated Meeting. Meal at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow.

Timpson Council Meeting

Tuesday, Mar 20 – regular monthly meeting will be at 5:30 PM at City Hall

Timpson ISD

Tuesday, Mar 20 – regular monthly meeting will be at 6:30 PM at the Administrative Building.


Wednesday, Mar 21 - monthly meeting will be held at 2 PM in the Chamber Office.

Trivia Answers on Page A8 1.) How many people in the United States have Irish roots? a.) 36.5 million b.) 32 million c.) 27.5 million d.) 19 million 2.) Was St. Patrick really an Irishman? a.) yes b.) no 3.) What year was the first St. Patrick's Day parade held in the U.S.? a.) 1865 b.) 1776 c.) 1737 d.) 1689 4.) Which American city dyes a river in their city green? a.) San Francisco b.) Boston c.) Chicago d.) Detroit 5.) St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th because: a.) It's the first day of Spring b.) It's the first day of harvest c.) It's the day of his birth d.) It's the day of his death 6.) St. Patrick drove out what? a.) snakes b.) leprechauns c.) weasels d.) demons


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Easter Cantata

Sunday, March 25 -Timpson First Baptist Church invites you to “O WHAT A SAVIOR” Created by Russell Mauldin and Sue C. Smith, Arranged and Orchestrated by Russell Mauldin, A.M. SERVICE 10:45 am. Everyone is invited .

Senior Citizens’ Lunch & Gifto

Tuesday, Mar 27 - Timpson First United Methodist Church will hold its regular lunch for senior citizens at 11:30 AM followed by GIFTO games. Open to all senior citizens, please come for a free lunch, fellowship, & games.

Meet the Candidates

Saturday, Apr 7 - the Timpson Civic Club will host Meet the Candidates for local and county offices at Ray’s Place on FM 947 at 7:00 PM. For more info: Call George Grace at 936-572-0154.

Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce BBQ Cookoff

Saturday, May 5 - BBQ Cookoff, Arts & Crafts, Entertainment, Meet the Candidates, Pie Auction. Food, Talent Auditions for Frontier Days at Frontier RV Park on US 59. Gates Open to Public at 10:30 AM. Ya’ll plan to come and enjoy the day.

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Library Notes Strange Stories, Amazing Facts of America’s Past

Anne Royall, Scold (She may not have caught the president skinny-dipping, but it’s almost all she didn’t do) – President Harry Truman once told novelist John Hersey a tale about a “shrew of a newspaperwoman named Anne Royall. It seems that she followed John Quincy Adams to the Potomac River, where he customarily took an early morning swim in the nude. She sat on his clothes, trapping him in the water until he agreed to an interview. Later, Truman said, “she was tried in a court in Washington and caught a big fine as a common scold.” Truman had the story partly right. Anne Newport Royall was a newspaper editor, perhaps America’s first woman editor, and she was fined $10 at the age of 60 for being a common scold—she is the only American ever convicted of the charge. But the story of her coerced interview is dubious. Not that she would have been daunted at traping the president in the buff—she wouldn’t

have had to. Adams was a longtime friend of this courageous woman, whom he called in his journal “A virago errant in enchanted armor.” Forced at the age of 55 to earn her own living, Royall produced 10 travel books, a novel, and a play, and ran two newspapers before she died 30 years later. When she was a teenager, she and her widowed mother had become servants in the house of Maj. William Royall. He took an interest in her and educated her. In 1797 they married; he was 47, she 28. He died in 1813, making her his heir, but 10 years later his family broke the will and Anne was left penniless. With Adam’s help, she tried to get a pension as a veteran’s widow. When it was refused, she turned to her pen. For eight years she traveled through settled and frontier America by stagecoach, steamer, and on foot, collecting material for the volumes of travel sketches that made her nationally known. Royall signed up subscribers as she went and she always carried a trunk full of her many books to sell. She was an outspoken

foe of the evangelical, anti-Masonic Protestants who wanted to make their church a political force. In 1827, in Vermont, one such “blueskin” (as she called them) threw her down the steps of his store, breaking her leg. In 1829 a local congregation came to her Washington home to convert her. She drove off the hymn-singing rock throwers, who then took her to court as a scold. Royall was convicted, and newspapermen paid her fine. In 1831 she launched her first newspaper, Paul Pry. A voice of conscience, it exposed graft and supported free speech. When it failed, she launched The Huntress, which ran for 18 years, until just before her death, at 85, in 1854. Truly, she earned the title later bestowed upon her, Grandma of the Muckrakers. Books on Review Title: Outlaw Platoon Author: Sean Parnell In this vivid account of the U.S. Army’s legendary 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan, Captain Sean Parnell shares an action-packed and highly

emotional true story of triumph, tragedy, and the extraordinary bonds forged in battle. At twenty-four years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon—a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws—and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan’s eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush. Barely surviving the attack, Parnell’s men now realized that they faced the most professional and seasoned force of light infantry the U.S. Army had encountered since the end of World War II. What followed was sixteen months of close combat, over the course of which the platoon became Parnell’s family: from Staff Sergeant Greg Greeson, the wise, chain-smoking veteran who never lost his cool; to Specialist Robert Pinholt, a buttoned-down conservative with the heart of a warrior and the mind

Ramah Baptist Church We're getting a lot of much needed rain. Water is over the road in places, before you get to my house. We're suppose to get more this week, so the man says. I hope it's not as hot and dry as it was last year, if it is we'll be wishing for some of this rain. We had a good crowd in church on Sunday morning. We had quite a few

visitors. We were glad to see Chad Sherrod, his wife and children. And the Lampley were back with us. We had several out. We missed Ronny, Rhonda, and Jacob Samford due to sickness. Also Grayson Arwine. Our birthday people this week was: Robin Perry, Alyce Mendez, and Buddy Carter. On our prayer list this week we put: David Boyd,

Shirley Boyd, Traistan Nelson, Pat Hardy Family, and Ricky Wiggins Family. Pastor V made it to Tenaha. He was with us for our Bible Study on Wednesday night. The Toledo Bend Baptist Church invited him to their church on Sunday morning, and Sunday night he was at Hilcrest in Center. He has several churches to go to while he

is here, but there are a few nights he has open. Pastor V is the missionary from India, that our church supports. He is very dedicated to the ministry. He is doing a great work for his people, telling them about Jesus. Sunday morning we were blessed with a special song from Judy Agnew. Bro. Keith took his message Sunday from Revela-

View From The Back Porch Swing Good morning! This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. We definitely had “the days that the rain came down” last week. By the time the sun came out

Monday the rain gauge had collected over four inches. It was so relaxing to hear the rain falling on the roof at night. I’ll admit a couple of those claps of thunder got a little loud, the lightning a little close, but

before complaining, I’ll refer back to the first line of this piece. Everything looks so clean and fresh now and full ponds and creeks are a blessing. Last week I mentioned that spring is upon us.

Round My Table By Marilyn Corder Hello everyone. Thank you Lord for all the rain. I know it's easy to complain, because there are some things I need to do right now and can't because of the rain. However I have not forgotten how I was begging for rain last year, our pond is once again about full, and it reminds me every day of how low it got this past year and how thankful I need to be now. So if you happen to hear me start to complain, remind me of why I shouldn't! Hope you find something this week to enjoy. TUNA SANDWICH PUFFS 8 thin slices white bread (crust removed) 1 can (7 oz.) tuna 1 tsp. minced parsley 1 tsp. finely chopped onion 1 tsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. mayonnaise 4 slices American cheese 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup milk Place 4 slices of bread in greased baking dish. Mash tuna and blend in parsley, onion, lemon juice, salt, mayonnaise, and dry mustard. Spread over bread. Top with a slice of cheese, top with remaining bread slices. Beat eggs and milk. Pour over all. Let stand in fridge for 40 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until all is puffed and golden brown. Serve at once. BROCCOLI CASSEROLE 2 pkg. frozen, chopped broccoli 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 1 pkg. seasoned stuffing mix (you won't need the whole pkg). 1 can French fried onion rings Cook broccoli and drain. In a baking dish spread a layer of broccoli, layer of soup, layer of stuffing crumbs. Repeat layers. Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly. Add onion rings to top layer and bake until crisp and golden brown. APPLE NUT SQUARES 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 4 cups raw apples, finely diced 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup nuts, chopped 2 eggs Confectioner's sugar Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg. Add the apples, butter, nuts, and eggs and beat until just combined (batter will be thick). Grease a 9x13 pan; turn batter into pan and spread evenly. Cook at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Cut into squares and just before serving, top with confectioner's sugar.

By Keith Brownlow of an economist; to Staff Sergeant Phil Baldwin, the platoon’s voice of calm and reason, a man who sacrificed everything following the events of 9/11—career, home, financial stability— to serve his country. But the cost of battle was high for these men: Over 80 percent were wounded in action, putting their casualty rate among the highest since Gettysburg, and not all of them made it home. A searing and unforgettable story of friendship in battle, Outlaw Platoon brings to life the intensity and raw emotion of those sixteen months, showing how the fight reshaped the lives of Parnell and his men and how the love and faith they found in one another ultimately kept them alive. Title: Power Down Author: Ben Coes A tightly coordinated series of attacks shatters America’s energy producing capacity—a major hydroelectric dam is blown up and the largest offshore oil field in the hemisphere is destroyed—bringing the country’s largest energy company to its knees. But when the terrorists struck the Capitana platform off the coast of Columbia—

slaughtering most of the crew and destroying the oil field—there was one factor they didn’t take into account: Dewey Andreas. Crew chief of the platform, Dewey Andreas, a former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, overcomes the team of terrorists, and rescues as many of his men as possible. But with that battle, the war has just begun. Determined to find and bring to account the men who planned the attack, Dewey must call on his long-dormant skills and overcome waves of increasingly deadly assaults as he follows the trail of terrorists and operatives sent to stop him. Meanwhile, the mysterious Alexander Fortuna— an agent embedded into the highest levels of American society and business—prepares to launch the second stage of his long-planned attacks. With Dewey Andreas coming ever closer, the two men are locked in a deadly race against time: Fortuna to finally unleash the broader assault against America that has been his life’s mission, and Dewey to find and stop Fortuna, to protect the country and the people he loves.

By: Pat Bowden tions 3:20. INSIDE THE CHURCH The people are the church. Things that we could see in the church and do in some churches are: divided people, dead leadership, and defeated people, when we stop living by faith. And things that we should see in the church are: Demonstration of God's power and Delight of Gods pres-

ence in our church. Thursday, the Ramblers rode over to Joaquin to the Lone Star Cafe. Joy went with us to eat, then went on to check on her Dad. The rest of us went to Retha's to play our game. Had fresh Coconut Pie and coffee.

Until next week, may God be with you and keep you safe.

By Maggie Casto Well, we’re about half way through March and spring is charging in. Purple wisteria is rampant and red bud trees and wild plum trees give the byways a red, white and blue feel. And if redbud is blooming, can dogwood be far behind? We hung one hummingbird feeder by the dining room window yesterday, preparing for the scouts or the first wave of hummers. According to back calendars, they arrive around March 15 and they arrive hungry. I think we have half a dozen bags of sugar in the pantry, so that ought to keep them happy for awhile. As you know, the William Carroll Crawford DRT Chapter just held our Fourth Annual Republic of Texas Celebration. Well, if the Fourth Annual Celebration is over, that means the Fifth Annual Celebration is less than a year away. Next March 2, in fact. We’re already discussing what to change, what to keep. The Dinner Theater on Friday

night is a keeper, as are the Bevil’s Rangers, the Children’s Center and the quilt show. One change or addition: five or six of my friends (and me) have been “gonna” learn to play the dulcimer for longer than I like to admit. Terri Lacher and her husband played this year and she’s offered to work with us, so we’ve decided to choose a few songs, practice, and play next year. On the stage. In front of an audience. Maybe a public commitment to play will force me to get going. I think I’d already told Fannie Watson I’d play “The Little Drummer Boy” for the Paxton Methodist Church Christmas program in December. Maybe I can talk the group into playing with me. My aunt, Fern Christensen, and her daughters, Cheri and Donna went back to Arizona Monday morning, almost kicking and screaming. They’d been here for two weeks, and the time just flew by.

They worked in porch sitting, yard work, visiting friends and fireplace gazing down at our house. We had a pizza supper here Friday night and had more cousins, George and Patricia over to eat and reminisce with us. There’s something about being in “Granny’s house” that gets the memories flowing. And as George remarked, we used to come listen to the older generation share their stories of growing up. Now, we are the older generation. Our family circle gets a little smaller every year. Cheri and Donna went to the Celebration on Saturday and Donna wants to make her a period dress and join in the festivities next year.

Until next week, this is Maggie wishing you wildflower days, starry nights and lots of hugs and lots of good memories. Share them with the next generation.

A B a s k e t b a l l making some progress, curl in my hair and it’s so Coach’s Dilemma when we had a major ca- totally gross.” I looked at

It was the first practice with my basketball team, which consisted of eight girls that were six and seven years old. Every girl received a basketball with her fee, so we started practice by dribbling in place. Laura had already lost her basketball, so she showed up with a tennis ball instead. As the girls started dribbling, basketballs were rolling everywhere. Only two girls could bounce the ball halfway straight: Kathy, the most experienced girl, and Laura with her tennis ball. Finally I stopped the chaos. I had them all put the balls away, except for Laura, and we practiced dribbling the tennis ball. It took a while, but they were finally getting it straight up and down. I was just thinking we were

tastrophe. Leslie broke a finger nail. She showed me her hand as big tears poured down her face. I was shocked to see that all of her other finger nails were about the size of railroad spikes. “Why don’t you just trim the rest to match?” I suggested. She looked at me with great disdain and disbelief. “Are you crazy?! You know how long it took me to grow these?! My mom is going to be so, so, so mad about this!” She sniffled a minute and then she glared at me. “You are in such big trouble!” Next, we tried to dribble from one end of the court to the other. I was in the process of dividing them into two teams for a relay, when Leslie complained. “But what if we get sweaty? If I get sweaty I lose the

Leslie, who could pass as a Munchkin Miss America, and just shook my head. Shara, who never worried about anything feminine, demanded, “I want to be on the opposite team from Leslie.” I finally had the teams formed and all of the girls, with the exception of Kathy, would take off down the court, and within a couple of steps, they outran the ball, leaving it far behind. Kathy was able to dribble the length of the court, but she was a bit out of shape - in fact, she was lot out of shape. Once she got to the opposite end, she would have to sit down and rest for a couple of minutes before she could dribble back. It took more than two

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Woodland Christian Church Ring…….Ring….. Ring. “Honey would you get that durned phone?!?” Ring…. “Ah, never mind I’ll get it myself. Danged telemarketers. Always interruptin’ somethin’. I’ll give’m somethin’”. Ring…. “Hold on you impatient whatever I’m comin. HELLO, for crying out loud!! This is who?? The Lord?!?! Look, I ain’t got no time for no prank calls. You’ve got just two secs to identify your company or there’s gonna be a monster click in your ear. Oh, really!! And I’m just stupid enough to believe that!!?? Ok, Mr. Know-itall Lord phony, what did I have for lunch yesterday? How’d you know that? No,

you don’t know everything about me. I know a lot of people who eat jalepeno donuts with ice cream and ketchup for lunch. That ain’t nuthin. OK, well, here’s one I know you’ll never get. How much money did I take out of mama’s purse when I was 6?? Holy Cow!! What were the coins?!?? Saints of Heaven. Who did my homework to fool mama in the 4th grade??? Well…. Mr. Lord…(cough) it is so nice for you to give us a call. To what do I owe the privilege. About 6 months ago. Well….we haven’t been goin…cause…uh… well the price of gas has really gone up and….yeah, I know it’s only a mile to

church…yes sir my tank is full, but you see…no, I’ve never run out of gas on the way to church… but. Well, I told the wife we needed to start goin last week cause it was the right thing to do and as soon as I get over….. what’s that? … get over it?….Ok Lord, we’ll be there this next Sunday. But you’ve got to understand Lord about that preacher he’s…what’s that…your messenger??... and your gonna give him a call too? Well I appreciate that Lord cuz sometimes he hits a little too close to home and I don’t appreciate…What’s that??...Lord are you sure you wanted him to say those things??... yes sir…yes sir…Well I

was commenting last week to the wife how I appreciate his messages. What’s that?? Oh, we earned about $54,000 last year. Why? Well, we gave just under $200… but…but…that was 50% better than the year before!! Yes sir…Yes sir… it needs to be more??? TEN PERCENT!!! But Lord how will we eat??? …5’6” …250 lbs. No, I’ve never been hungry. No, you’ve never forgotten me and I promise from now on I won’t forget you. OK… I’ll make sure we take the check book to church from now on. What’s that?? When was the last time I what??? Prayed?? Well, um…uh…I can’t remem… You’ve been waiting to

God’s Feet are in my Sandbox NO BETTER TIME The sound of the Apostles Creed washed over us as Kim and I stepped into the side door of the church out of the rain. Everyone was standing in the crowded sanctuary as they affirmed their faith in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit together as Christ’s church. Looks of surprise followed us as we made our way into the church and

found a seat in the back. The kids came in and followed us as we settled into the last pew. Shock registered on every face as they didn’t expect to see us after my heart procedure this past Thursday. Kim and I looked at each other with confusion as we knew that we had gotten to church a few minutes before service started but found that they

were almost finished with the service. Then Rev. Charles Danheim, who was filling the pulpit for me, said something about the time change. That’s when it hit me…we had forgotten to advance our clocks last night. It wasn’t a few minutes until 11:00 but rather, a few minutes to 12:00! We had just arrived for the

end of the worship service! I would have been embarrassed except for the dozens of folks who came up to us as the service ended, to shake our hands and say how good it was to see me. It was a great blessing to see everyone, to hear that they had prayed for me and to see their relief as they saw that I was okay. Isaiah 61:3 says; “To

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hear from me?? Well, Lord…hum…it’s been awful busy and my knees really start hurtin late in the day and…what’s that?? Pray in the mornin’s??? Yes sir. Yes sir. What’s that?…my soul is more valuable than my knees… Yes sir. I’ll make sure you hear from me. What Bible?? Ooohhh… that Bible. Well, I was just about to pull it out and read my favorite scripture just right before you called. Sure, I’ve got it memorized. Really?? You want to hear it?? Ok… give me a sec. “For God so flooded the world that Noah gave his sons to build a zoo in Jerusalem for all the inhabitants, therefore…”

What’s that??? Well no, I haven’t read it for a while. Yes sir. Start in Genesis??? UUHH…Where’s that??? Oh yeah, I knew that. I’ll start just right after we hang up. Ok Lord, you’ll see me there this Sunday, I’ll pay attention, I’ll make sure the check book goes, I’ll start in Genesis, and you will be hearing from me in the mornins’. Well, I appreciate you callin’. Call back anytime. And we love you too. Bye Bye. Whew. I can’t believe that. Honey!! Honey!! Is there a way to check to see if we were charged minutes on that last call??!!”

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all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.” Regardless what believers have to face in this life, God will continue to be a source of beautiful blessing to them, the same way that He has been to me and my family in all of our trials,

including our most recent. If the trials of life are getting you down, you can always turn to Christ, who will give your life purpose and a deep sense of joy that you are loved by God who gives everlasting life to those who believe in and follow His Son. Regardless what time that your watch says, there is no better time for you to follow Christ than right now.

Happenings at Joaquin/Paxton FUMC Randy Smith, Pastor Sunday was the Third Sunday in Lent. The Gospel Lesson came from John 2: 13-22 in which Jesus clears out the Temple. In John’s Gospel, this scene takes place toward the beginning of the Gospel and is a defining statement of who Jesus is and how he envisioned the Kingdom of God. The rain Thursday and then again on Sunday is greatly needed. I hope everyone remembered to change their clocks so they could “spring forward.”

I went to Dallas last weekend to help celebrate my mother’s 88th birthday. Mom received many cards and gifts. She and her family went out to dinner and had a really good meal and good conversation. We had a really nice crowd at Paxton. Mike and Liz as did their daughter Tracy and husband Collin. Three of Mike and Liz’s grandkids, Luke, Colin, and Max also came. I know Ms. Lillie enjoyed having so much family

around. Gene filled in for Mr. Fielder in selecting the hymns and leading the singing. Ms. Hilda reported that “Pickin’ & Praisin’ was a great success. Ms. Fannie and her family have already started working on the Easter Sunrise Service at the Watson home. Everyone is invited to this wonderful annual event. We had a nice crowd at Joaquin. Nolan and Gail had grandsons Tyler and Cameron. Tyler helped Ms. Sue prepare commu-

nion and both helped get the altar prepared for our morning service. It was nice to see Austin this morning. Everyone was very happy because Nolan and Gail joined the church. Our small congregation has been truly blessed. After church the Church Council met. The Scholarship Committee will meet after April’s Family Night and look over the applications for a local Methodist Scholarship. Wednesday our Bible

Study will start on Chapter 9 of our study of the Psalms. The last several studies have really been thought provoking. Bible Study begins at 6:00. On Thursday at 8:00 we will meet for Prayer Breakfast. During the month of March we will collect cans of chili for Christian Services. Services at Paxton United Methodist Church begin at 9:30 with Sunday School at 10:30. Spanish language services are at 11:00 with the Rev. Carmelo Domin-

quez delivering the message. Sunday School at Joaquin Methodist is 10:00 and worship service begins at 11:00. Our website is at Our web master is Jason Gill. Our email address is at and prayer requests may and we will post them on our website. Take care and God’s Speed.

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19 Dec 1985 - She Loves Ever Body. By Neuville Bogard. “Let me live in a house by the side of the road And be a friend to man.” When you enter the Weaver Community, the first house you see is just what this quote reminds me of. It is a big country – style house with trees and shrubs all around. This is the home of Mrs. John Brown known to her friends as Renee. She lives here alone or at least you might think this until you visit her and then you will see that this little lady is never alone. She has plants all over the place that she talks to and between us, I think they talk to her. When she is not busy with the plants and house cleaning, she is on the telephone as it rings itself off the wall from her friends and relatives checking on her. I get to visit this little lady once a year to help with her annual report and I always leave with the feeling I have been walking on air as her kindness and neatness along with fresh smell of those plants just does something to me. I was well acquainted with her husband, John, and he too was as good as they come. When I left she told me a secret about the plants and why they look

Sidney Rickey Wiggins Sidney Rickey Wiggins, 48, of Joaquin, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012 at his residence in Joaquin. He was born August 6, 1963 in Carthage, Texas to Roger Wiggins and Billie Sholar Wiggins. Mr. Wiggins was welder and a member of Old Home Baptist Church. Visitation was held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Hollis Bass officiating. Interment followed at Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, LA. Pallbearers were Larry Pipes, Roy Cheatwood, J o h n S h o l a r, M a r l i n Spears, Richard Sholar and Jedediah Smith. He is survived by: Wife, Sheila Wiggins of Joaquin; Daughters: Miranda Wiggins of Logansport; Ali Fields and husband Paden of Logansport; Ami Durham and husband Harold of Logansport; Step-Son: Ryan McGee of Joaquin; Grandchildren: Eli Fields of Logansport; Ryan McGee of Logansport; Sister: Teresa Stephens and husband Rodney of Logansport; Brother: Randall Wiggins and wife Zada of Gary; Father: Roger Wiggins of Galloway; Nieces:Cierra Stephens

so good. When one does not act right, she tells it, to get right or she will feed it to the cows. She also has a big smoky cat that likes company. 12 Aug 1966 - Blankenship Hotel. The caption under a photograph of the Blankenship Hotel, on page 26 of the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society’s book Around Timpson, reads: “Recognized as the largest, nicest hotel in East Texas for many years, the Blankenship Hotel was a favorite stopping place for railroad men and traveling salesmen. Built in 1904, it was owned or managed by a Lenora Fenn (Mrs. Williford Fenn), J. M. Weaver, and Evie (Burns) Motley (Mrs. J. H. Motley) before becoming the Blankenship Hotel in 1929. Located on Railroad Avenue, it faced the depot. The hotel was demolished in 1960.” Last Friday, Barry Horton stopped by the genealogy library to discuss and clarify the information in this caption. He remembered that the hotel was being dismantled, brick by brick, during Frontier Days in 1966. By rechecking The Timpson Times newspapers for 12 August 1966, we found the following article entitled

“Timpson Landmark for Sixty Years Demolished” that supports the 1966 date. It reads: “The last wall of the Timpson landmark for over 60 years was pulled down last week by Parker and Bacon contractors of Mexia. Built around 1904 by some stockholders including the late Dr. Dan Bussey and Dr. Forrest Whiteside, Blankenship Hotel was completely demolished by the construction company, a job that took several weeks. The stockholders who built the hotel didn’t have the money to finish it so the contractor took it over. W. G. Ragley turned it over to his son, Frank Ragley, who in turn turned it over to his mother-inlaw, Mrs. Fenn. Later Mr. J. M. Weaver (Mrs. Gordon Weaver’s father-in-law) owned it and sold it to Mrs. J. H. Motley in the ‘20’s. Mr. J. E. Blankenship bought it in the ‘40’s and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Green operated it. Others who operated it were Mr. and Mrs. Farris Wallace and Maggie Hollis, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Witherspoon. Located facing the Southern Pacific railroad across Railroad Street, the railroad men stayed there when in Timpson. Traveling salesmen all would


come there and sell their wares in what they called the “Sample Room.” The merchants from all around would come and buy. At one time it was the largest and nicest hotel in East Texas. Big dinners and community social events were held frequently in the big dining room. The land on which the hotel stood is now owned by Barnes Equipment Company, who purchased it from Albert Burns of Tenaha.” Whether by typo or oversight, TAGHS regrets the mistake made on page 26 of About Timpson. If you have purchased the book, you might want to add a notation to the caption. We thank Barry Horton for bringing our attention to this, and invite anyone that finds an additional error to let us know so that we may correct it. Tempie Green Pike 20 Jan 1967 - Ronnie Brannon Accepts SFA Scholarship. Ronnie Brannon, halfback for the Timpson Bears during the 1966 football season, has received a scholarship with Stephen F. Austin State College. Ronnie signed with the Lumberjacks Tuesday and will work out with them for the 1967 football season. This past season he rushed

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The Shelby County Fresh Water Supply District #1 held its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Board members Sandra Beard, Doye Crump, A.J. Koteras, Harmie Smith and Mike Thrift were present. Visitors were Willis Blackwell, Kevin Bradford, Mike Crouch, Robert Dillon, Les Matthews, Carol and John Phillips, and Lasa and Arlan Renfro. Willis Blackwell, who is running for Shelby County Sheriff, addressed the Board and visitors and answered several questions. The Board approved the minutes from the February meeting. Shawna Walker, bookkeeper, reviewed current balances, monthly income and expenses and gave the bookkeeper’s report. Board members discussed the May 12,

ant and productive year as your superintendent. Once again, thank you for your cooperation and hard work. Sincerely, R. V. Higginbotham, Superintendent. 13 Feb 1986 – Just Remembering. By Neuville Bogard. The real good days that I recall was when comics and funny papers used to carry such characters as Maggie and Jigs, Mutt and Jeff, Joe Palooka and Little Abner, and such characters that made you laugh and live their problems from one edition till the next. Radio to me was at its best when we had Lum and Abner, Eddie Cantor, and Will Rogers. Those fellows sure knew how to make you lend an ear. Television had me all hung up till Gunsmoke played out and since then I have been existing on ball games and news reports. I used to like politics but lately it seems like we know who is going to win before they even have the election and it really does not matter and it is the same old stuff warmed over. I hope this article does not make you think I am griping because that is not true. I am only day dreaming of the days that used to be. I sure don’t see any harm in that.

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James Raymond Killgore James Raymond Killgore, 47, of Center, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, in Nacogdoches. He was born December 7, 1964, in Galveston to Jerry Killgore and Patricia Weaver Ousley Killgore. Mr. Killgore owned and operated Creations Jewelry in Center for many years. He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center, Center Noon Lions Club, and Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin. A memorial service was held at 10:00am, Monday, March 10, 2012 at Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin with Bro. Chris Welch officiating. He is survived by: Mother, Pat Ousley of Joaquin; Brother, John Killgore and wife, Leigh of Houston; Aunt, Carol Randall of Houston. Preceded in death by: Father, Jerry Killgore. Online condolences & tributes can be sent at

for a total of 1248 yards and scored 14 times. Ronnie has been All District in 20-A for the past two years. Both years he was chosen unanimously by the coaches of the district. Last year he played end, but was moved to the back field this year when the Bears found themselves needing help in this spot. Ronnie is not only active in football, he has also been an outstanding basketball player and makes a good showing in track. He has been going out for sports since he was in the sixth grade. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brannon and was elected Mr. Personality of Timpson High School recently. He also served his class as president during his Freshman and Sophomore years. During his Junior year he was Class Favorite. 30 Aug 1968 - School Board Administration Thanks Teachers. The School Board and administration wish to take this opportunity to thank the teachers who have worked so hard on their classrooms the past few weeks. The hard work and enthusiasm on your part is greatly appreciated. Never have I seen a more enthusiastic and cooperative group of teachers. I am looking forward to a most pleas-

flective markers on the bridge and on culverts. The Board tabled this until additional information can be gathered. There has been lots of activity at the boat ramp. We received 4 inches of rain last weekend and the lake is full, with the spillway handling the overflow. Board member Doye Crump reported that he has not seen any Giant Salvinia in Lake Timpson so far this year, but we will continue to monitor this. During open session Board members and visitors discussed what to do about dead trees that fall and take out power lines. Many of these trees are on lake residents’ property and when they fall they could cause structural damage to their own property or a neighbor’s property, as well as cause a power outage.

We are all so grateful for the rain we have had since November 2011. It is wonderful to see the lake full and to see water cascading over the spillway. People who repaired or built new piers and seawalls are enjoying the full water levels. The water comes up to the top of the retaining wall that Lasa and Arlan Renfro built in their cove. Some Lake Timpson neighbors have already been working on their property. Joe and Nell Hughes have remodeled their home and painted the exterior a sunny yellow. Linda Beavers and Harris Weaver have been good neighbors by doing litter pick-up along East Lake Timpson Rd. Larry Campanello has planted potatoes and onions in his garden. Doye Crump has been feeding the wood ducks corn and plans to

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I looked for God, and God answered me; God rescued me from all my fears. --Psalm 34:4

By: Rebecca Dillon build some wood duck houses for next year. Mike Crouch added a floating boat house for his pontoon boat. Dena Holman has added new siding, a new roof and a stone path and landscaping to her place. John and Carol Phillips finally have water under their new gazebo and say that the sunsets are spectacular from their pier. Allen Ross cleaned up his property with a controlled burn and the new growth should start coming out soon. Kevin Bradford has proven that “if you build it, it will come” by building a pond during a drought. His pond is now full and beautiful. There is so much energy and improvement in the neighborhood! This unseasonably warm weather makes most of us anxious to get out digging in the dirt and getting our

gardens planted. Don’t get too excited. I remember that it snowed on Easter a few years ago! Would the person who took the Meeting Notice sign from the west side of the lake please return it. Thanks to lake visitors who made donations of $13.72 last month. Please remember to donate when you come to Lake Timpson to fish or enjoy water sports. The next meeting of the SCFWSD#1 Board of Supervisors will be on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Timpson Rural Water Office on FM 2667. Thanks to everyone who makes the effort to attend. We invite Lake Timpson residents and community members to come enjoy the discussions the second Saturday of each month. Hope to see you there!

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Women Agents agent for Denton County, at which time she relinquished her additional duties at the Liberty School. Some of Trigg’s most important work in Denton County was during World War I, when she played a key role in helping make the county agriculturally self-sufficient by working with area farmers to grow more vegetables She also did in-home demonstrations and held canning schools to show rural residents how to properly preserve and protect the food they had grown. Trigg later added nutrition education to her efforts, developing a fill-in card that allowed women with limited resources to schedule the foods they planned to serve to ensure their children received adequate nutrition. “During the 1920s and ‘30s, proper nutrition was a problem for many rural Texas families,” Kitching said. “By the mid1930s, home demonstration agents also started providing information and instruction on parenting, family resource management, child development and family life. As society and conditions changed, Mrs. Trigg and other home demonstration agents adapted and taught the knowledge and skills needed to help families function more effectively and efficiently using their own resources and strengths.” Kitching added that home demonstration agents also helped rural Texans get through The Depression when more families were forced to produce and preserve more of their own food, stretch their financial resources and make their own clothes. “During World War II, they were often out in

the community helping with scrap drives and assisting with establishing home victory gardens, food budgeting and promoting sound nutrition,” she said. “In the 1960s, they were in the forefront of addressing senior issues and helped start many community groups and partnerships with the objective of improving senior care.” Kitching said home demonstration agents also frequently obtained books, pamphlets and other educational materials and made them available to rural residents through county offices, which often served as ad hoc community lending libraries working in cooperation with local mail carriers. “Today, AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agents still do some of the same things Edna Trigg did in her day, including working with youth, providing food preservation and safety programming and nutrition education,” said Cheryl Walker, the current AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent for Milan County, where Trigg began her career. “We also provide instruction on diabetes awareness and education, child vehicle passenger safety instruction, parenting, financial literacy and a variety of other familycentered topics,” Walker said. Walker said today’s AgriLife Extension programs are designed for both rural and urban audiences but still focus primarily on community-based, smallgroup learning. Most programming is done in community centers, churches, schools, businesses and at AgriLife Extension county offices, but also through webinars and other means of distance learning.

Darius Howard weeks before most of the girls could dribble the length of the court. The first game was approaching and I hadn’t even taught them how to shoot. I decided that would be the topic for our next practice. I had the girls line up in front of the basket. The first girl threw the ball into the air using an underhand throw and it went straight up and came down on her head. That took her out of play for half the season. The next girl threw the ball as hard as she could and it didn’t even hit the

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She added that even though Extension education has changed and expanded over the years, the profession will always owe a great debt to Trigg. “She set the pattern for other home demonstration agents and those of us in the family and consumer sciences profession who came after them, setting the bar pretty high for the rest of us,” Walker said. According to current data, there are 169 AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agents in counties throughout the state who serve both rural and urban communities, as well as dozens more associated specialists and paraprofessionals within agency. In addition, the Texas Extension Education Association, formerly the Texas Home Demonstration Association, has more than 3,700 members statewide and are a key group among the 100,000 trained volunteers who today help extend the reach of AgriLife Extension agents. “In my opinion, the value of the home demonstration agent to Texas history cannot be calculated,” Kitching said. “They were instrumental in the development of a middle class in the state, as their work was vital in showing families how to improve their everyday lives. You also can’t underestimate their self-confidence in traveling alone to rural areas to bring information, social contact and a better way of living to women and families throughout the state.” In October 1970, ceremonies were held at the Milan County Courthouse to dedicate a historical marker commemorating Trigg as the first home demonstration agent. In December 1991, Trigg was inducted into America’s Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Cont’d from Page 4 bottom of the net. With the exception of Kathy, no one even came close to the rim. Kathy could sometimes make a basket if she was not flustered, if she was given about three hours to stare at the basket, if the wind was blowing just right, and if the stars were all aligned and the cosmos was happy. I was desperately thinking of suggesting to the youth league that we let the girls play basketball with tennis balls, and lower the basketball rim to five feet, but I thought for sure they would laugh at me.

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I was also sure that every other coach had teams that could dribble and shoot. I had never seen a young girls’ basketball team play, but I knew I must be the world’s biggest failure as a coach and, as the day of their first game approached, I wondered what I had gotten myself into. I could just imagine a score of 40 to 0, or something like that, because a team can’t score points if they can’t even hit the basket. But, like it or not, game day came, and though I wanted to pretend that I was sick, I knew I needed to be there with my team, especially if Leslie broke another finger nail.

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Ask B-Frog Bookish Frog – who lives at TCU Press – answers your questions about Texas and the Southwest. Write him at, and he’ll add your name to his padto-pad e-mail list. Dear B-Frog: What are the largest cities in Texas? – City Dweller According to the 2010 census, the five largest are Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and Fort Worth. Hey, B-Frog: What’s the story about a toad named “Old Rip”? – History Fan This legend comes from the town of Eastland. It’s said that a horned toad accidentally got sealed in the Eastland courthouse’s cornerstone in 1897. In 1928 Eastland built a new courthouse, opened the old cornerstone…and found Old Rip still alive! Sadly, Rip died of pneumonia one year later. They placed him in a glass-front casket in the new courthouse. B-Frog: I recently moved to Texas. I heard someone use the term “light a shock” the other day. Do you know what it means? -- Still Learning To “light a shock” means to leave quickly. “Shock” is referring to a corn shuck. Corn was a universal food in the old Southwest, and a cowboy would often come to another cowboy’s campfire and discover that it was surrounded by empty corn shucks. If a cowboy needed to go from one campfire to another, he would light a corn shuck to guide his path. He would have to move as quickly as possible, since corn shucks tended to burn hot and fast. “Lighting a shock” meant you had to go, because the shuck would burn out quickly. You can learn more interesting terms from the west in the Dictionary of the American West, published by TCU Press. We want to hear from you! Send your questions to Find the books discussed in this column at your local bookstore or call 1-800-826-8911 to order.

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $474 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today that state sales tax revenue in February was $2.01 billion, up 14.8 percent compared to February 2011. “Sales tax revenue in all major industries was up, indicating growth in both business and consumer spending,” Combs said. “Rapid growth in tax collections continued from oil and natural gas sectors, while revenue from retail trade, restaurants and telecommunications was also up significantly.” Combs will send March local sales tax allocations totaling $473.6 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 9.3 percent compared to March 2011. Local Sales Tax Allocations (March 2012) City Net Payment Comparable Payment This Period Period Last Year Center $263,273.65 $239,331.07 Joaquin 27,025.81 14,335.17 Tenaha 4,965.23 6,572.75 Timpson 14,200.89 9,434.79

% Change 10.00% 88.52% -24.45% 50.51%

Contest Open to Area Poets Central Points Fine Arts is sponsoring a Poetry Contest which is free and open to area residents. There are 50 prizes totaling $5,000 with a $1,000 grand prize for the last poet standing. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director, Dr. Joseph Cameron. Entrants should include their name and address on the same page as the poem, and a winners’ list will be sent to them. Entries must be received by April 15 and can be sumitted via mail to Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 3336, Central Point, Oregon 97502; or enter online at For more information, contact Joseph Cameron at or by phone at 541-946-8805.

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Center Livestock (03/07/12)

Nacogdoches Livestock (03/08/12)

Cattle Sold: 429HD

Cattle Sold: 1010HD

Sellers: 79 Buyers: 46

Sellers: 125 Buyers: 84

Steers: 150-300 LBS 300-400 LBS 400-500 LBS 500 & UP Heifers: 150-300 LBS 300-400 LBS 400-500 LBS 500 & UP

1.94 TO 2.32 1.98 TO 2.30 1.79 TO 2.02 1.69 TO 1.95 2.04 TO 2.37 1.82 TO 2.12 1.68 TO 2.05 1.57 TO 1.75

Slaughter Cows: .40 To .93 Stocker Cows: Up to 1400.00$HD Bulls: .75 To 1.12 Pairs: Up to 1425.00$HD Baby Calves: Only a few

Steers: 150-300 LBS 300-400 LBS 400-500 LBS 500 & UP Heifers: 150-300 LBS 300-400 LBS 400-500 LBS 500 & UP

1.50 TO 2.50 1.42 TO 2.40 1.35 TO 2.17 1.20 TO 2.10 1.40 TO 2.20 1.25 TO 1.95 1.20 TO 1.85 1.18 TO 1.71

Slaughter Cows: 45 To 92 Stocker Cows: 650 To 1650.00 Bulls: .80 To 1.06 Pairs: 750 To 2050.00 Baby Calves: 40 To 200.00HD Horses: 10 To 25 Goats: 30 To 160.00HD

Livestock (03/06/12) Cattle Sold: 146 Sellers: 49 Buyers: 21 Stocker Steers Calves; UNDER 300 - 2.05 To 2.59 300-400 - 1.95 To 2.10 400-500 - 1.90 To 2.05 500 Up - 1.75 To 1.90 Stocker Heifers Calves: UNDER 300 - 1.90 To 2.30 300-400 - 1.90 To 2.05 400-500 - 1.80 To 1.95 500 Up - 1.60 To 1.80 Packer Cows: .60 To 95.50 Packer Bulls: .85 To 1.09 Stocker Cows: 700.00HD 1050.00HD Cow/Calf Pairs: - 950.00 HD 1350.00HD

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Regional expressions. box.”

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

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I am not sure, but I think this was one of those services provided without charge by Southern Pine Lumber Company. But woe be unto the kid in the house who forgot to hang the “ice card” on the front porch. The card had different amounts and the ice man delivered the amount at the top of the card. If the card wasn’t present, we likely went without ice until my father went to the ice house and picked up a block. East Texas expressions seem to be making a comeback. I recently heard a man say that his wife “has a biscuit in the oven,” referring to the fact that she was pregnant. Other expressions dealing with biscuits include these: • “Burn the biscuits and feed the devil.” • “If you drop a biscuit, you’ll likely marry a poor man.” • “If you take the last biscuit on the plate, you’ll marry the cook.”

• “Those biscuits are so big that it only takes nine to make a dozen.” The best delicacy in many rural households was ‘nanner puddin’ which, of course, is banana pudding. Some people who come to East Texas have difficulty understanding our way of speaking. A few years, ago, while we were having guests for dinner, my wife instructed me to “run to the store” and pick up a loaf of bread. One of our guests looked at me and asked, “Instead of running to the store, why don’t you drive your car?” “I’m fixin’ to go” or “I’m fixin’ to do that” is another expression some people don’t understand.” Here are a few other popular expressions: “I’m so broke I can’t buy dust.” “To tame a mule, bite him on the ear.” “He’s so lazy he won’t hit a lick at a snake.” “If your nose itches, you will kiss a fool.” “He’ll charge hell with a bucket of water.”

Dr. and Mrs. Russell D. Marshall of Mabank are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Deneen Marshall, to Zachary Paul Costlow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Costlow of Mabank. The couple will be married September 8, 2012 in the First Baptist Church of Mabank. Jordan is the granddaughter of Ben and Claudia Goolsby and the late Rayburn and Vivian Marshall all of Timpson. She is a 2007 graduate of Mabank High School, and a 2011 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor of science in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse with John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Zach is the grandson of Sue Gafford and the late Donald Gafford of Kemp and Clint and Billie Costlow of Mesquite. He is a 2007 graduate of Mabank High School, and a 2010 graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler with a bachelor of business administration. He is currently pursuing his master of business administration with an emphasis in health services management at the University of North Texas with a May 2012 graduation date. He is employed as an operations analyst with Health Management Systems in Irving.

Magda Garza is a proud new citizen. Congratulations, Magda. Timpson is proud of you, too!

Old Spanish Trail Rider recognized Jerry Green (left) of BoBo receives a plaque from Morris Brown, Trail Boss, for being the Oldest “All the Way” Rider on the Old Spanish Trail Ride. 50 years ago, Mr. Green, received a plaque for being the Youngest “All the Way” Rider on the trail ride. That’s remarkable endurance - especially in the saddle. Congratulations, Mr. Green! (Photo furnished by Barbara Cook)


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Sports & School News Section Sports Coverage By: Ronny Samford

Lady Bears Softball Evens up 2012 District Record

February 28th saw the Lady Bears travel to Chireno High School to take on the Lady Owls in their first 21- 1A District contest of 2012. Timpson led much of the first four innings but were overtaken by the start of the fifth inning when the Lady Owls held Timpson scoreless in the top of the fifth. The Lady Bears did manage two runs in the top of the sixth but found themselves trailing 12-9 in the sixth inning. Due to walks, an error and a hit batter, eventually Chireno won 17-14 at the conclusion of the game. The Lady Bears offense was rolling well this game but with 13 errors, 9 walks and 7 runs scored due to homeruns, it was obvious that if Timpson could get the defensive miscues cor-

rected they could be tough to deal with. March 6th the Lady Bears hosted the Gary Lady Bobcats for their second District 21-1A contest. Both teams entered at 0-1 and were seeking their first District win. Lady Bear Caitlyn Smith was definitely the biggest bright spot on this night as the Timpson squad won their first District contest 15-2. Smith struck out 8 Bobcat batters while only allowing two hits and 2 walks. Lady Bear Brittany McSwain went 4 for 4 at the plate; she had 3 doubles and a single. Kaylie Bush went 3 of 4 for Timpson with 2 doubles and a single. Teammate Maggie Bush went 2 for 3 with a double and a single. Caitlyn Smith helped the

Caitlyn Smith struck out 8 Bobcat batters while only allowing two hits and 2 walks in this 1st District win over the Gary Lady Bobcats! (Photo by Amber Parks).

Lady Bears herself with a double and a single as well. Timpson’s Christin Lindgren, Sarah McCracken and Emma Curran had a single each. The Lady Bears were able to minimize errors and the infield was able to make several plays to get the win. The Lady Bears now stand at 1-1 in District play. The Lady Bears will match up with Garrison’s Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 20th in Garrison and they will host the Shelbyville Lady Dragons on Friday March 23rd. Both games will begin at 6:00pm. District 21 1 A standings:Timpson 1-0, Douglass 1-0, Cushing 1-0, Shelbyville 1-0,Garrison 0-1, Gary 0-1, Alto 0-1 & Martinsville 0-1.

Goings-on at Timpson ISD

Read the Most from Coast to Coast

On March 2, 2012, Timpson Elementary participated in National Read the Most from Coast To Coast. There was a record to be broken nation wide of 2,177,586. Timpson Elementary students did their part in helping break the record. TISD had 123 students participate. These students took a total of 301 Accelerated Reader (AR tests). The record nation wide was broken with a total of 3,581,992 AR quizzes taken. We are proud of Timpson Elementary students and teachers. Great Job!

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The week of March 2nd, Mrs. Wagstaff's class made made a tower as tall as they could, and named it after their class (Wagstaff building). The children are very proud of their work, and so is Mrs. Wagstaff. Also, Tuesday, March 6th, Ms. Penny Ramsey's Pre-K 4 class celebrated Texas History Week by riding and racing stick horses! The children really enjoyed it and had fun doing it.


First baseman Maggie Bush gets this Lady Bobcat OUT!! (Photo by Amber Parks).

Happenings at Tenaha ISD TIGERS CARE!!!!!

Mrs. Brenda Farmer, center left, presented Natalie Harris, head of the 5 Loaves and 2 Fish program, with a $200 cash donation from the Tenaha High School Beta Club. The Tenaha Junior High and High School Beta Club and the Tenaha High School JCCs worked hand in hand with the Tiger Nation to collect can goods. The community donated 1,521 items and $200 in cash during the month of February for the 5 Loaves and 2 Fish program which provide meals for elderly and disabled in the Tenaha community. “This just shows what can happen when we work together,” Mrs. Farmer, Beta Club sponsor, stated. Mrs. Farmer would like to thank the community for their outstanding support and generous donations to this project.

Mr. Shupe, Director of Education at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo and award winning naturalist, displays reptiles for Tenaha Kindergarten through 5th Grade for a very educational and entertaining day on Monday, March 5, 2012, at 2 pm in the Tiger Gym. Mr. Shupe spends his winter traveling throughout the southeast performing his reptile program for school age children. CMYK

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Shelby County Youth Basketball League Season Results Congratulations Timpson & Tenaha Teams!


1st – 2nd GRADE GIRLS DIVISION 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place

Center Comets (Spencer Hubbard) Timpson Silverstars (Freda Richards) Center Sparks (Tara Polley)

1st – 2nd GRADE BOYS DIVISION 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place

Center Bulls (Andre Evans) Center Clippers (Tony Willoughby) Tenaha Heat-Black (Donnell Washington) Timpson Thunder (Robert Osby) Center Lakers (Keith Hinson) Tenaha Heat-Red (Jay Moore) Center Celtics (Elijah Cotton)


1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place

Center Sparks (Genera Bolton) Tenaha Liberty (Donnell Washington) Center Mystics (Shannon Hubbard) Timpson Silverstars (Harold Malone)

Center Clippers (George Hicks) Center Lakers (Greg Hubbard) Timpson Thunder (Billy Tutt) Tenaha Heat (Orinthia Mitchell)


1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place

Tenaha Liberty (Ken Muckelroy) Center Mystics (Veronica Berry) Timpson Silverstars (Jacob Duke) Center Sky (Shalanda Walker)

5th – 6th GRADE BOYS DIVISION 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place

Tenaha Heat (Desmond Steadman) Center Spurs (Joseph Mitchell) Center Clippers (William Nash) Timpson Thunder (Charleston Johnson)

2nd Place!

4th Place!

Timpson Thunder 1st-2nd Grades Coached by Robert Osby

Tenaha Liberty 3rd-4th Grades Coached By: Donnell Washington

3rd Place!

Timpson Thunder 3rd-4th Grades Coached by: Billy Tutt

3rd Place!

Timpson Silverstars 5th & 6th Grades Coached By?Jacob Duke

1st Place Tenaha Heat 5th-6th Grades Coached By: Desmond Steadman


1st Place Tenaha Liberty 5th-6th Grades Coached By: Ken Muckelroy


Photos furnished by Veronica Berry. Photos of all teams were not available.


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USDA Seeks Applications 4th Annual Croppin’ for a For Economic Development Cure Scrapbooking Night Funding To Create Jobs In Rural Areas

March 7, 2012 – USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager announced today that USDA is seeking applications for loans and grants to help rural businesses create jobs and spur economic development. “President Obama emphasized in his recent State of the Union address that we need to continue to do more to create jobs to sustain the current economic recovery,” Tonsager said. “With the loans and grants we are making available, USDA Rural Development will work closely with cooperatives and utilities that in turn help local businesses access capital and technical assistance. Our support leverages additional private investments and demonstrates the positive impact that public-private partnerships can have on rural communities and economies.” The funding is being provided under the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program. Eligible recipients are rural utilities program borrowers that pass the funds to local organizations. The money must be used for projects to retain and create jobs, upgrade public infrastructure, improve service delivery or improve the quality of life for area residents and visitors. The maximum

amount of funding for any one project is increased to $1,000,000 for loans and remains at $300,000 for grants. For more information on this program, visit http://www.rurdev.usda. gov/BCP_redlg.html. “Our mission at USDA Rural Development includes the creation and preservation of jobs in rural Texas,” said State Director Paco Valentin. “The REDLG program supports this mission by promoting entrepreneurship and stimulating business expansion.” USDA plans to award up to $33 million in loans and $10 million in grants under this notice and has an additional $46 million in loan funding available from previous fiscal years for a total of $79 million in loan funding. The deadline for submitting applications is 4:30 pm CST on the last business day of each month during FY 2012. Completed applications must be postmarked and submitted to the Texas USDA Rural Development Office, 101 South Main, Suite 102, Temple, Texas 76501 or submitted electronically at http:// by the provided deadlines. An application must contain all the required elements to prevent negatively impacting the overall score. For further details about eligi-

bility rules and application procedures, see the March 2, 2012 issue of the Federal Register, http://www.gpo. gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-201203-02/pdf/2012-5043.pdf, page 12792. Since taking office, President Obama’s Administration has taken historic steps to improve the lives of rural Americans, put people back to work and build thriving economies in rural communities. From proposing the American Jobs Act to establishing the first-ever White House Rural Council – chaired by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack – the President wants the federal government to be the best possible partner for rural businesses and entrepreneurs and for people who want to live, work and raise their families in rural communities. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an active portfolio of more than $165 billion in affordable loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.

The Timpson ISD Relay for Life team will be sponsoring the 4th Annual Croppin’ for a Cure scrapbooking night on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. The crop will be held at Woodland Christian Church in Timpson.Scrapbookers of all levels, from beginners to experts, are invited to spend the evening scrapbooking with us. The registration fee includes crop space, free make & takes, an evening meal, snacks, door prizes, games and contests. Creative Memories, Close to My Heart, and Stampin’ Up consultants will all be in attendance. In addition to the scrapbook consultants, there will be a representative from ThirtyOne and Kathryn’s Creations. All the proceeds from this worthwhile event will go to the American Cancer Society. The cost of the crop is $25 or $20 if you pre-register by March 9th. Space is limited so register as early as possible. Join us for an evening of fun as we raise money for the American Cancer Society. For more information contact Tammy Sparks at 554-5444 or tsparks@

Acclaimed Celtic fiddlers, dancers to perform at SFA

Europe trip deadline April 2 The StepCrew, with its fusion of Irish step, traditional tap and the loose-limbed Ottawa Valley step dancing, w i l l present its Celtic-inspired show at SFA

Panola College Professors Mike and Teresa Beasley will lead a group on a nine-day journey through England and France, departing June 18, 2012. Interested participants have until April 2 to sign up for this Panola College course with field trip to Europe. Students may earn course credit in English 2332, English 2333, Humanities 1302 or Communications 1318 (photography.) Participants may earn up to six hours of college credit in any combination of these four courses. College tuition and fees are in addition to the field trip cost. Offered in the first summer semester in 2012,

the courses will be offered online, culminating in the field trip. Participants have the option of taking the coursework for college credit or taking only the field trip portion of the package. The field trip portion of the trip is available for those individuals who are not students but would still like to participate. Tour highlights include London, Stonehenge, a ferry crossing the English Channel to the D-Day Beaches, Mont St. Michel Abbey, a motor coach tour through the Loire Valley and the Palace at Versailles. The tour concludes with two days in Paris.

The package includes transportation, hotels, two meals a day (breakfast and dinner), entry fees and the services of a Passports courier throughout the trip. The tour is being coordinated through Passports Educational Group Travel, the same company Panola College professors selected for the 2004 course with field trip to Great Britain. Interested students should see Mike or Teresa Beasley to pick up a trip itinerary and an enrollment guide that provides details about the trip. Email or for more information.

Texas Hill Country Dorper Association Scholarships produce a high-quality

Texas Hill Country Dorper Association Scholarships News Release The Texas Hill Country Dorper Sheep Association will award two college scholarships for the first time this fall in memory of one of the state’s pioneers in the Dorper sheep industry. The scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, are open to any Texas resident. One will be awarded to a high school senior graduating this spring and the other to a college student who will be at least a junior in any Texas college or university this fall. Scholarship requirements include involve-

ment in agriculture, and especially the Dorper sheep industry in Texas. Recipients with agriculture-related majors in college will be given special consideration. The scholarships have been launched in memory of Brad Bernhard, who died of cancer at the age of 48 in 2011. Bernhard, who lived in Fredericksburg, was one of the original founders of the THCDA and one of the earliest owners of Dorper sheep in Texas. Dorpers and White Dorpers are hair sheep developed in South Africa in the 1930s as a breed that would thrive in a lowrainfall environment and

carcass. The THCDA was organized in 2007 to promote Dorper and White Dorper sheep in Texas. Deadline for applications to be received is April 15, 2012. Applicants may complete a scholarship application form online or find out more about the two scholarships by going to the THCDA website at For more information, interested students may contact THCDA scholarship committee chairman Garet von Netzer at 830997-3210 or gvnppb@ or scholarship committee liaison Connie Bernhard at 830-864-4695 or at bernhardranch@

“Brilliant,” “virtuoso” and “sensational” are just a few of the adjectives critics and colleagues use to describe the performances of The StepCrew, a company of six dancers/musicians with a five-piece band and vocalist who bring together three dance forms — Irish step, traditional tap and Ottawa Valley step dancing. The group will present its Celtic-inspired show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in W.M. Auditorium as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts’ University Series. “The StepCrew is a brilliant visual and musical display of the most talented dancers I’ve seen,” said Paddy Moloney, founder and member of the six-time Grammy Award winning Irish band The Chieftains. “(They do) not simply draw their audience

in, they take them by the hand and remind us what dance is meant to be about — fun.” And Moloney speaks from first-hand knowledge; three members of The StepCrew have performed with The Chieftains for over a decade. Jean Butler, former dance star of “Riverdance” and “Dancing on Dangerous Ground,” echoes Moloney’s praise: “The focus, energy and sheer virtuosity on display from the entire cast is nothing short of mind-boggling.” “Don’t miss this fantastic show!” exclaimed Dr. John W. Goodall, associate dean of the SFA College of Fine Arts. “You’ll be absolutely amazed by the talent and infectious energy emanating from the stage.” Prior to the performance, Elizabeth Rhodes,

SFA professor of kinesiology and co-director of the SFA dance program, will give an informative talk at 7 p.m, in Griffith Gallery, across the hall from Turner Auditorium. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to meet the cast and honor the event's corporate sponsor, BancorpSouth of Nacogdoches. Turner Auditorium and Griffith Gallery are located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive. Tickets range from $35 to $17.50, with discounts available for seniors, students and youth. For tickets or more information, please go to www.finearts. anytime or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS during business hours after the university’s spring break (March 12 through 16).

National Forests and Grasslands in Texas accepting Youth Conservation Corps applications The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is accepting applications for summer employment with the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program, according to Acting Forest Supervisor JaSal Morris. YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 to 18 who work, learn and earn together for eight weeks on projects that help conserve the natural resources of the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas. Projects may include building trails, building campground facilities, planting trees, collecting litter, clearing streams, building fences, office work and many other tasks. Since much of the work will be in the woods away from towns, enrollees receive instruction on how to work safely and handle tools. Gloves, protective eyewear and hard hats are provided when required by the work activity. Enrollees will work 40 hours per week and be paid minimum wage. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2012. Applications are available at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 2221 N. Raguet St., Lufkin, and on the web at ycc/index.shtml For more information, contact Youth, Volunteer and Hosted Programs coordinator Donna Hightower-Thomas at 936-639-8673.


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SFA Early Childhood Research Center - Letters from 5th Grade Students - Jill Hines, Teacher Theses pieces were written by the students in response to articles in magazines and books. Topics such as “Someone who influenced our lives” and “Prized Possessions” and free choice writing subjects.

Colors of Our World

There are many colors of our world. There is the slimy green of the lima beans on your fork. There is the blazing red of your rain boots. There is the glowing silver of the stars at night. There is the honored red, white, and blue of the American flag. There is the faded blue of your favorite jeans. There is the cherry red of your "lollipoppedJl tongue. There is the screaming yellow of your hilighter pen. There is the snowy white of your blank sheet of paper. There are many colors of our world and sometimes you make the colors of our world. Jessica Mozingo

Dad My dad has had an impact on my life by helping me overcome my fears and improve my courage and bravery. I have also gotten my writing abilities from him and my sense of words, too. Whenever I have trouble with something, he’s always there to help me. Even though he’s not going to be there for me all my life, I will always keep him in my heart. I think he’s the best dad ever. He has taught me a whole lot of things so that when I have kids, I will know how to help them. Caleb Anderson

Wooden Green Derby Racer I have looked back at that day at my grandpa’s house lots of times. Even though my car lost I still kept that little green Girl Scout toy derby race car. It has thin lines like the leaf it was modeled after, a pipe cleaner steering wheel, and two sets of plastic glittery ladybugs pretending to drive their car. Every time I see that green wooden derby car on the corner of my shelf, I remember my grandpa and I building it from a block of wood and plastic wheels. I remember how my grandpa brought out his big saw and told me to stand back, and he made a big show of cutting of about 2 inches of wood. Once the front of the leaf car was cut like an arrow, we glued the triangular pieces on to the body of the car to look like seats. Twenty minutes passed before the final product sat on the workbench before us. In those 20 minutes we painted the whole thing a light green, and added the sparkly ladybugs. The smell of paint and super glue hung in the air hours after we finished. I do remember , that, but the only thing that I remember-that I really want to remember-is the fun my grandpa and I had that day. That is why I keep it on my shelf. Not because it was a champion car, because it was not lost every race. I kept it so I can remember the fun that I hope everyone will have soon. So they can have the same wonderful memories that I have. Sarah Hutchison

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2nd Annual Panola College 5k Fun Run Set for April 21 Last year’s Panola College SGA 5k run was a great success!

Feral Hog RemovalAttention Land Owners

Attention Land Owners in Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Gregg, Henderson, Houston, Kaufman, Leon, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, and Van Zandt Counties. According to the Texas Department of Agriculture-Feral Hogs in Texas are responsible for approximately $400 million in direct damage to Texas every year. There are nearly 2.6 mil-

lion feral hogs in Texas and feral hogs are found in nearly every county across the State of Texas. Wulf Outdoor Sports East Texas Premier Outdoor Sporting store will be hosting their 2nd Annual Wild Hog Roundup April 11th-21st. Hunters from across East Texas will compete for $28,000 in cash prizes for harvesting hogs across 20 East Texas Counties. Land Owners who are interested in having hunters from Wulf Outdoor Sports Wild Hog Roundup come and hunt

hogs on their property can be added to a Land Owner contact list for hunters. Please contact Virginia Solgot or Jerrad Parsons at Wulf Outdoor Sports in Center, TX at 936-598-8310. The Wulf Outdoor Sports Wild Hog Roundup was created to encourage counties and hunters across East Texas to make a concentrated and coordinated effort to help reduce the feral hog population and damage done to property across East Texas.

The Panola College Student Government Association (SGA) is preparing for one of its biggest fundraisers yet. This year the SGA is organizing a 5k (3.1 miles) fun run and a strong man competition to be held on April 21 at the main campus in Carthage, Texas. These two competitive events will give students a chance to have fun while competing and raising money for various College organizations. The 5k run will begin in front of the Gullette Technology Building. Participants should arrive by 7:30 a.m. to sign-in. Proceeds from this event will be used to help support the Panola College Foundation. Those interested in running in the 5k run can download entry forms by visiting the Panola College SGA website ( and clicking on link titled "Download 5k Run Forms.” “Last year the SGA 5k run raised over $18,000 for the Panola College Foundation,” said Brian Naples, Government Professor and SGA Sponsor. “This year the SGA will also be sponsoring its first ever Strong Man Competition. With the addition of the

strong man competition our students look forward to breaking their previous fundraising record.” This event will begin at 9:30 a.m. following the 5k run. The competition will be divided into student competitors and overall competitors with categories for men and women in each section. Entry fee in the overall competitors division is $100. The entry fee for students is $20. The proceeds from the strong man competition will support the Panola College Academic Conference and Panola College Athletic Teams. The Strong Man Competition will be comprised of five events designed to showcase each competitor’s muscular prowess. These events include the Iron Cross, an event in which each contestant must hold two car batteries stretched directly out from their sides; a car pull which involves contestants attempting to pull a vehicle 100 feet; the barrel carry, where each competitor must lift and carry four kegs of various weights various distances; a tire toss with contestants tossing a car tire as far as possible; and the tire flip


which will require the contestant to flip a tire that is at least 300 pounds as many times as they can within a 60 second time frame. The person who completes all five events with the most points wins the competition. The top three places in each weight category will receive an award. The first place winner in each category will win half of the entry fees collected by SGA for that class. “I hope the community will support the efforts of our students by either participating in one of these events, making a donation, or helping with a sponsorship. These projects, the 5k run in particular, help students understand what is involved in raising money for a worthy cause. Last year many commented that they had no idea how much work was involved or how difficult it was to ask for a donation,” said Naples. “A growing and healthy College Foundation helps all of our students, and I’m hopeful that this year’s event will be a huge success. If you would like to participate in any of these events or need additional information, please contact me at or 903-693-2043.”

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