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Troup girls at state powerlifting meet Friday, March 16



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Whitehouse ISD approves staff contract renewals BY SUZANNE LOUDAMY Reporter

Following executive session during last week’s Whitehouse ISD board meeting, trustees approved the renewal of contracts for professional employees for the 2012-2013 school year. Also, Wanda Honeycutt was approved as a Special Education Math teacher. Donations to the district that were accepted by the board include $1,024.50 from the Dugout Club to the Athletic Activity Fund for general supplies. The Diamond Club donated $438.84 to the Athletic Activity Fund for hotel expenses for the girls’ softball tournament. The First Ladies Booster Club contributed $950 for costumes. Whitehouse Band Booster Club donated $6,827.62 for band travel expenses. Margaret Higgs donated a Buesher Baritone Saxophone valued at $1,500 through Denny Whitley. Keep White-

house Beautiful donated $200 to Cain Elementary for campus beautiÀcation. In other business, the board granted authority to the superintendent to determine the project delivery/contract award method and to negotiate and approve contracts with vendors for performance of construction/repair/maintenance projects. They also authorized the superintendent to execute an offer and price sheet for electricity service for the district. In curriculum matters, approval was given of instructional materials allotment and TEKS certiÀcation for the next school year. Trustees also approved the offer made by Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott to defer implementation, for one year, the new 15 percent rule concerning a student’s end-ofcourse grade. The rule Assistant Superinten-

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Scouts from Den 1 Pack 359 of Whitehouse presented the colors during the March Whitehouse ISD board of trustees meeting. Carrying the flag is Nick Rinehart followed by David Nichols and Yanis Sid Mohand.

See CONTRACT, Page 3

Educators, staff honored at Arp, Troup, Whitehouse



Scores of educators and staff have at least 20 years experience in the Arp, Troup and Whitehouse school districts. In honor of their service to the students and communities, they include: Arp Independent School District Kelly Ford, 23 (years); Donnie

Brown, 21; Sandra Chesshir, 34; Randy Copeland, 26; Bertha Duncan, 30; Bettty Dwire, 20; Kathleen Fain, 27; Ernie Haire, 22; Margaret Hamilton, 23; Tammy Harris, 22; Dale Irwin, 20; Shirley Irwin, 44; Mae Johnson, 20; Connie Joiner, 30; Theresa Jones, 20; Sherri Kain, 21; Brian Keith, 27; ShaSee HONORED, Page 7

Grand jury indicts area residents Area residents were indicted in recent Smith County court action. In the Smith County 7th Judicial District Court on March 1, the grand jury indicted the following: James McCrary, 55, who lives in the 17000 block of County Road

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Kurt Bateman stands in front of some of the items dropped off at the 2011 Large Item Roundup.

Roundup: Time to scrap your crap! The Whitehouse Large Item Roundup ( also known as Clean Whitehouse Day ) is fast approaching, and the

weather is perfect to go through your house and look for those broken, outdated and replaced items such as appliances,

Thought for Today

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

— Anne Frank

Index Bulletin Board ........... 2 A Living Out Loud......... 2 A Business Review ...... 6 A Churches ................... 4 A Classified Ads ........... 5 B Community ........3, 5-8A Meals on Wheels ...... 5 A Opinion...................... 2 A Obits .......................... 3 A Sports.....................1-6B

furniture, outdoor furniture and grills, mattresses and toys, according to See ROUNDUP, Page 3

2142 in Troup, was indicted for forgery allegedly committed Jan. 28, 2010. He was arrested Dec. 24, 2011, and bond was set at $25,000. In the Smith County 241st Judicial District Court on Feb. 23, the grand jury indicted the following:

Zachary Patterson, 31, who lives in the 500 block of Partridge Lane in Whitehouse, was indicted for theft allegedly committed from May 2010 through April 11, 2011. He was arrested April 11 and bond was See JURY, Page 7


Barbara Jackson: A teacher affecting eternity BY SUZANNE LOUDAMY Reporter

Barbara Jackson of Whitehouse has been at the head of the class for many years. Her students have ranged from age six all the way to students in their 50s. From matching to methodology, Jackson teaches the whole student and sends them out the door, ready for whatever comes next. Growing up, Jackson talked only of being a nurse. “My daddy made me be a candy striper,” Jackson said. “It was enough to let me know nursing was not what I wanted to do.” Jackson says she be-

came a teacher because of a wonderful teacher she had. “We moved to Texas from Cincinnati, Ohio, midterm of my sixth grade year,” she said. “If that was not enough culture shock, somewhere in there I fell behind in math.” When she reached high school she encountered a teacher that would change her life forever. Tommy Tomlinson, who was Jackson’s plane geometry teacher at John Tyler High School, told her one day that she was way too smart to be making the grades she was making. And with some tutoring, See JACKSON, Page 7


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Former WISD teacher Barbara Jackson teaches people to teach others.


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Community Activities

Vietnam Vets meet Vietnam Veterans of America will meet on Thursday, March 15 at Traditions at 7 p.m. All veterans are welcome.

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful meets Keep Whitehouse Beautiful will meet Monday, March 19 at noon at the Whitehouse YMCA, 301 Terry St. The public is invited.

Library hours and activities Regular library hours for the Whitehouse Community Library are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Storytime is Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 903-839-2949 for more information. Regular hours for the Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1-5 p.m., Thursday 3-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the library at 903-842-3101 for more information.

WH Recycle Center open Beginning March 1, the Whitehouse Recycle Center will change their hours. New hours will be Wednesdays from 7-10 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month ONLY from 8 a.m. to noon. Until then hours of operation are on Wednesdays from 7-10 a.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. as well as the first and third Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. Bring your recyclable paper, newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum cans and tin cans. The Recycle Center is located on Railroad Avenue.

Troup Recycle Center open Troup now has a self-service recycling receptacle. Bring your recyclable paper, newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum and tin cans to the Allied Waste Recycling bin placed across from the downtown fire station at the corner of W. Bradford and N. Georgia.

TASCA offers many activities Whether your interest is dance, exercise, card or domino games or even scrapbooking, the Tyler Area Senior Citizens Association is the place for you. Drop in at 10495 CR 2167 (Jim Russell Rd) in Whitehouse or call Billie at 903-871-3217 for more details.

Church Activities

FBC Troup holds garage sale First Baptist Church of Troup is having a church wide garage sale. Saturday, March 17, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Proceeds go to summer youth camp.

School Activities

WHS horticulture holds plant sale Beautiful flowering bedding plants as well as healthy vegetable plants go up for sale on Monday, March 19 in the greenhouse at Whitehouse High School. Contact Craig Dornak at 903-839-5572 for best times to shop.

Sports Activities

WH Athletic Boosters meet The Whitehouse Athletic Booster Club will meet Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the WHS commons area.

Government Activities

Troup trustees to meet Troup ISD trustees meet Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Troup ISD Administration Office at 201 N. Carolina.

What a great weekend for a garage sale “Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ Before I say another word, I want to say hello to a special avid reader, Rose Cleaveland. Her daughter, Alice Kissel, tells me that Rose’s Thursday is not complete without reading our little LOL column here. It is a privilege and an honor to know that Ms. Rose in a part of my LOL following. God bless you darlin’! +++ What do you call those sales in the neighborhoods? Yard sale? Junk sale? Sidewalk sale? I call them garage sales, no matter where the stuff for sale is placed. I don’t think in all of the garage sales I’ve had in my life I’ve ever actually held one in the garage. My garage is always too cluttered with other stuff and people keep asking, “Is this for sale? Is that for sale?” Of course I already have a sign on those things hanging on the wall NOT FOR SALE. But they have to ask anyway! I’m getting ready for a garage sale at my house on Saturday. There are signs to make, tables to ready, items to tag and final decisions to make. You know we cleaned out the storage building behind the house and even emptied the rented storage space. What didn’t go in the trash is in my house, UGH, and on my back porch.

I have everything from furniture from the 1940s to Rainbow Bright and Patty O’Green dolls from the 1980s. I have sheets and blanSuzanne Loudamy kets, an old patio set that I’ve hung on to for much too long. I even have two lighted metal palm trees. Yes, you read right. Lighted metal palm trees. They were half price when I bought them! And they looked really good that first year we had them up. And then there are the clothes. I have clothes that go back to a size I haven’t fit in for 10 years or more. But you never know when 50 pounds might just fall off of me and I’ll want to wear them again. a life-size picture of that really happening! I almost forgot the entire line of card and gift store closeout items. My friend closed her store several years ago and still has some great stuff left that she would love for you to take home. The classified ad reads 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. So explain to me why there will be a hoard of folks trolling up and down Karla Drive at 7 a.m. If Macy’s doesn’t open until 10 a.m. do you typically sit in the parking lot for a full hour before they unlock the doors? If you are a regular garage saler in the Whitehouse area, you may see some things that you have seen before when you come by my garage sale

on Saturday. As I continue to sort through things I’ve discovered that some of the items are things I’ve picked up at other garage sales. So some of this stuff may be on its third or fourth life! I think the best story I have from a garage sale is the four wooden folding chairs I have with VFW stenciled on the back. A neighbor at the end of our street was having a sale a few years back and I spotted these chairs. I’m a chair nut and folding chairs are always good to have when lots of folks come over. So I’m talking to him and trying to make a deal. By the way, I rarely pay the price marked. I’m a wheeler dealer! Anyway, when he found out I was a resident of Karla Drive, he came down on the price a bit just to be a good neighbor. And he told me the story of how he got them. When Mr. Gamble passed away, another Karla Drive neighbor, his family had an estate sale and he purchased them. I was at that sale, bought a couple of things myself, but I guess he had already bought the chairs because I would have remembered seeing them. But the chairs still reside on Karla Drive and are used quite often when company comes. The fun all begins on Saturday. Come by and let’s make a deal! +++ If you have a thought to share, please send it to me at reporter@tricounty or call 903-839-2353.

Bob Bowman’s East Texas Regional expressions

Standing in line for a movie a few days ago, I overheard a middle-aged man tell a friend, “Lord, I’ve been busier than a bee in a tar bucket.” Having written a couple of books on East Texas expressions, I thought I knew them all, but the bee in the tar bucket was new. But, then again, East Texans have Bob Bowman 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 boxlike enclosure where my mom kept perishables such as meats, eggs and cheese. To keep the box cool, an ice truck made its rounds around Diboll on a regular basis, leaving a block of ice in the box. Since he was a trusted delivery man, he walked through the kitchen door on the back porch and dumped the ice in the “ice box.” I am not sure, but I think this was one of those services provided without charge by Southern Pine Lumber Company. But woe be unto the kid in the house who forgot to hang the “ice card” on the front porch. The card had different amounts and the ice man delivered the amount at the top of the card. If the card wasn’t present, we likely went without ice until my father went to the ice house and picked up a block.

East Texas expressions seem to be making a comeback. I recently heard a man say that his wife “has a biscuit in the oven,” referring to the fact that she was pregnant. Other expressions dealing with biscuits include these: • “Burn the biscuits and feed the devil.” • “If you drop a biscuit, you’ll likely marry a poor man.” • “If you take the last biscuit on the plate, you’ll marry the cook.” • “Those biscuits are so big that it only takes nine to make a dozen.” The best delicacy in many rural households was ‘nanner puddin’ which, of course, is banana pudding. Some people who come to East Texas have difficulty understanding our way of speaking. A few years, ago, while we were having guests for dinner, my wife instructed me to “run to the store” and pick up a loaf of bread. One of our guests looked at me and asked, “Instead of running to the store, why don’t you drive your car?” “I’m fixin’ to go” or “I’m fixin’ to do that” is another expression some people don’t understand.” Here are a few other popular expressions: “I’m so broke I can’t buy dust.” “To tame a mule, bite him on the ear.” “He’s so lazy he won’t hit a lick at a snake.” ”If your nose itches, you will kiss a fool.” ”He’ll charge hell with a bucket of water.” (Bob Bowman of Lufkin is the author of more than 50 books about East Texas history and folklore. He can be reached at

Life Narrated

Giving honor where honor is due A couple of days ago, I posted to Facebook about how I’d played my husband some motivational music while he got ready for work. As he pulled on his bullet proof vest and gun belt and strapped on his handcuffs and flashlight, I serenaded him (well, youtube did anyway!) with Salt N Pepa’s “What a Man,” the theme song to the TV Liz Reeves show COPS and Bonnie Tyler’s 80s hit “I Need a Hero.” Larry left the house grinning, feeling loved and pumped up to do his job. One of my friends commented about my song choices. I told her that I had to give honor where honor is due. You see, over the years, my sweetie has held lots of jobs. Ultimately every one of them has been a service to others. I swear this man must be made of something pretty special. When we met in 1992, he was in college. He was a volunteer firefighter on the weekends while attending school to get his criminal justice degree and his paramedic certification. He had a dream of one day attending seminary to become a preacher as well. Over the course of the last 20 years, he has spent a lot of time in the back of an ambulance, driving a patrol car and perfecting his skills as

an investigator. In 2005, he graduated from seminary and was hired by a local church where he served for 4 1/2 years as a pastor. He’s been back in the law enforcement field for the past couple of years. One day when the kids are grown and moved out, we may go back into full time ministry, but until then, we are just taking things one day at a time, serving where God has placed us for this season of life. Sometimes I look at my husband and just sigh. He is amazing! People don’t really understand what goes on in the life of a giver like him. There isn’t a moment of the day when he isn’t focused on someone else. Whether he is at home helping with one of the kids, lending a hand with our son’s Scout group, investigating a case at work, or praying with someone over the phone, he is perpetually finding a way to ser ve. So yes, I played him a few songs to build him up on the way out the door as he headed in to work. But it’s the least I could do for this man who I am so ver y proud of. When you are lucky enough to be married to a guy like this, you’ve gotta give honor where honor is due! (Contact Liz Reeves by Blog at or by e-mail at

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Weather THURS ...........Few storms, H 80, L 64 FRI.............. Cloudy early, H 77, L 65 SAT ........... Mostly cloudy, H 79, L 67 SUN ........ Isolated storms, H 80, L 64

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Christopher Knight shared with the audience and board members how he and fellow team members at Cain Elementary won several awards during the recent East Texas State Fair Academic Rodeo. Knight received the highest individual score in Mathletics.

CONTRACT dent Richard Peacock was referring to as he discussed the matter with the board is part of a system implemented by the Texas Legislature that requires endof-course exams that would count as 15 percent of a student’s Ànal grade. This is to begin with this year’s freshman class. However, the Texas Legislature recently sent a letter to

Continued from Page 1 Scott stating he had the authority to offer the deferment. In turn, Scott notiÀed Texas school districts they had the option of postponing the 15 percent rule until the 2012-2013 school year. The Àling deadline for Places 4 and 5 on the WISD board of trustees closed at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 5. Wade Weathers was the only one to Àle for his cur-

rent place on the board. Jason Wade, incumbent in Place 4, chose not to run again. “I’ve been in the position for nine years,” Wade said. “It is time to move on.” Gregory Hood was the only taker for Place 4. With no opponents, during the April meeting, the board will likely cancel the May election.

Whitehouse Police Beat Sponsored by: 903-839-0900 1-800-657-5077 During the period from Monday, March 5, to Sunday, March 11, the Whitehouse Police Department responded to 67 calls. +++ On Monday, March 5, ofÀcers responded to 16 calls including: PUBLIC SERVICE, 300 blk of Shahan, Reporting person had questions about his small dog being attacked by German shepherd. OfÀcers located and cited owner for CODE VOLIATION. DISTURBANCE, 400 blk E. Main, Reporting person advised disturbance. OfÀcer cited subject for assault by contact. DISORDERLY CONDUCT of a Juvenile, Whitehouse High School, 901 E. Main- ofÀcers on location cited juvenile. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-MINOR, Hummingbird and E. Main, no injuries. +++ On Tuesday, March 6, ofÀcers responded to 7 calls including: ASSIST ANOTHER AGENCY, SCSO, 300 blk of Rainbow- requested assistance with case investigation. THEFT, 100 E Main (CVS), items taken ofÀcers took information for report. ASSIST ANOTHER AGENCY, SCSO, 400 blk E. Main- requested assistance with case investigation. ASSIST ANOTHER AGENCY, New SummerÀeld PD, 200 blk Leslie- requested assistance in attempt to serve warrants. +++ On Wednesday, March 7, ofÀcers responded to 6 calls including: MISSING PERSON/

RUNAWAY, Reported from AIMS center – ofÀcer obtained info for report and child was returned home unharmed. PUBLIC SERVICE, 100 BLK WHIPPORWILL, Reporting person had questions about possible harassment. OfÀcer answered questions. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT-MINOR, 600 Blk HWY 110S, no injuries. +++ On Thursday, March 8, ofÀcers responded to 7 calls including: STOLEN VEHICLE, 400 blk Amanda Crt, recovered in Tyler – same day. SUSPICIOUS PROPERY CONDITIONS, 1200 BLK HWY 110N, vehicle parked, interior light on. All ok – vehicle unoccupied and secure. FUNERAL ESCORT, through city to Whitehouse Cemetery. 911 HANG UP, 200 blk Amanda Crt – OfÀcers checked out, discovered was phone trouble. +++ On Friday, March 9, ofÀcers responded to 10 calls including: PUBLIC SERVICE, 101 Bascom, person came in to lobby requested to speak to an ofÀcer about civil issues and criminal trespass. OfÀcer answered questions. ACCIDENT-PRIVATE PROPERTY-100 blk Hagan Rd, vehicle rolled downhill into empty Àeld. No Damage, no injuries. PUBLIC SERVICE, 1700 Sapphire Cay, Person advised his motorcycle was recovered by the previous owner and refused to return due to payment. OfÀcer answered questions, referred him to JP3, due to civil issue. MIP TOBACCO, AL-

COHOL, ATTEMPT TO POSSESS MARIJAUNA, 901 E. MAIN- OfÀcer cited one in possession. ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 400 blk HWY 110N, WHPD assisted Tyler PD in a hit and run in Tyler. OfÀcers took subject in to custody. +++ On Saturday, March 10, ofÀcers responded to 12 calls including: PUBLIC SERVICE, 101 Bascom, Called PD, had questions about his juvenile son living in Whitehouse with his mother, that is now becoming uncontrollable. OfÀcer answered questions. 911 HANGUP – 100 blk Crestview was an accidental dial. ASSIST ANOTHER AGENCY-911 HANGUP, 10100 blk Wooded Way, OfÀcers checked out, was juvenile playing on phone, juveniles educated about 911. RECKLESS DRIVERHWY 110n CITYLIMITS, advised light tan blazer at high rate of speed, caller could not provide license plate. OfÀcers searched, failed to locate. +++ On Sunday, March 11, ofÀcers responded to 9 calls including: UNATTENDED VEHICLE, E. Main/CR 2133, Orange Mustang in ditch, secured and not occupied. OfÀcer obtained register owner info to make contact. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT, 800 blk 110S, no injuries, one cited. PUBLIC SERVICEWELFARE CONCERN, 100 blk Nunn, OfÀcer checked out all ok. ASSIST MOTORIST, 700 blk 110N, vehicle broke down, ofÀcer towed vehicle for owner.

John Thomas Melton was born on May 24, 1931 in Troup to Rayford and Lorene Rucker Melton. He departed this life on Monday, March 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother James Melton and sisters Louise Umland and Helen Underwood. An informal memorial was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at Winfree Baptist Church, 19525 Highway 62 S, Bridge City. Relatives and friends were also invited to attend the Celebration of Tommy’s life at the Orange Boating Club, 2206 Du Pont Drive at 6 p.m. that evening. Survivors include his wife Bettye Melton of Orange; daughters Linda Melton of Lumberton, Kathy Melton of Deer Park, and Sandy Melton of Waimanalo, HI; grandchildren Athena Melton of San Marcos and Kai Melton-Kitigawa of Waimanalo; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a large loving extended family. Called Honey, Daddy, Grandpa, Tom, Tommy or John, he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew, loved and respected him. Tom graduated from Troup High School in 1949, joined the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1953 after service during the Korean War. He went to work at the Union Carbide plant in Victoria where he met and in November, 1956, married the love of his life, Bettye Lee Davis. They moved to Orange when he was hired at the newly opened Firestone Plant, where he started as an operator and retired from a Supervisory position in 1983. Tom served on the Firestone Credit Union Board of Directors for 20 years. He later earned his Broker’s License, and then worked for the US Post OfÀce as a rural mail carrier until retirement in 2001. Tommy was an ace bridge and poker player and was also a numbers whiz, helping and advising his family and others on Ànancial matters. John/Tommy never met a stranger, and was loved by all who knew him. In 1980 when he, Bettye, Sandy and Doug Winfrey were lost in a boat in the bayou for three days, his many Firestone, Boat Club, Credit Union, and other friends put their lives on hold to search for him. He was considered “Lucky”, and won many Casino and other prizes, even a Wheel of Fortune trip to Hawaii and $50,000. He was a generous tipper and always shared his winnings with grateful family and friends. Tommy was a good friend to all. He will be especially remembered, loved and appreciated for his kind, giving nature and loving spirit. He was a wonderful gardener, sharing his roses and veggies with friends and neighbors, and cooking for family and guests. His wife, daughters, and grandchildren were blessed with the most wonderful husband, father, and grandfather in the world and never once doubted his love for them. If you are moved to remember Tom in some way, we know he would be pleased if you would consider making an extra donation to your favorite charity.

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Whitehouse Church of Christ Jay Lockhart, Minister 201 HWY 110 S • 903-839-2388

This area church directory is made possible by these businesses that encourage us to attend worship services. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Cornerstone Church of the Assemblies of God Tom Saali, Pastor 9107 Paluxy, Tyler 903-561-2086 First Assembly of God Whitehouse Michael Fleming, Pastor 502 HWY 110 S 903-839-2356 First Assembly of GodTroup Tracy Wright, Pastor 606 E. Bryant •903-842-4566 Grace Chapel Assembly Mike Davis, Pastor 17269 US-69 S. Tyler 903-839-7806

Prince of Peace Catholic Church 903 E. Main St., Whitehouse, Texas

903-871-3230 Father Ariel Cortes

Call or visit our website for Mass times and other information.

BAPTIST Antioch Baptist Church Rev. Kenneth Johnson 903-839-3013 Blackjack Baptist Church Clint Covington, Pastor 18214 TX HWY 110 903-842-2226 Community Baptist Church Allen Emerson, Pastor Hwy 64 @ CR 2607 903-839-7629 First Baptist Church- Mixon Joe Ballard, Pastor 4975 FM 177 E. Troup 903-842-3776 First Baptist Church- Troup Dr. Paul Saylors, Pastor 935 Hwy. 135 903-842-3091 First Baptist ChurchWhitehouse Dr. Ray Davis, Pastor 801 E Main • 903-839-3333 Gateway Baptist Church Rick Sydnor, Sr. Pastor 1205 HWY 110 S 903-839-7171 Greater New Faith Baptist Rev. Richard Williams Hill Creek Baptist Church HWY 110 S • 903-581-2171 Lake Tyler Baptist Church Sherman Mayfield, Pastor 13230 Old Omen Rd. 903-839-4527 Liberty Baptist Church Rev. Willie Nobles, Pastor HWY 135 • 903-859-5911 Little Zion Baptist Church Rev. Lennon Brown Bascom Rd. 903-839-2894 Mixon Missionary Baptist Lester Foreman, Pastor HWY 177 - Mixon Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Bennie Portwood, Pastor 10519 FM 344 E 903-839-2606 Mt. Elem Baptist Church Rev. Richard Robinson, Pastor 18991 HWY 110 S 903-839-2672 Mt. Rose Baptist Church Rev. Fredrick Pierce, Pastor Troup • 842-4862 Mt. Zion Baptist Church Rev. Paul Robinson, Sr., Pastor HWY 346 • 839-2951 New Canaan Baptist Steven Lynch, Pastor 18760 CR 2138 903-839-2556

BAPTIST New Emmaus Baptist Bro. Micheal Manis, FM 856 •Troup New Hope Conglee Baptist Rev. Ernest Dews, Jr., Pastor CR 2152 • Troup New St. Matthew Baptist Rev. E.L. Lockett, Pastor 14589 HWY 110 S New Testament Baptist Pastor, Jim Sellers Barbee Road - Whitehouse Omen Missinary Baptist Church Rev. Kenith Cline, Pastor 17912 CR 285 • Arp Pleasant Hill Baptist Pastor Bobby Bressman 13590 HWY 110 S 903-561-0445 Salem Primitive Baptist Bob Bolden, Pastor Hwy. 15 - Troup Union Grove Baptist Jim Norman, Pastor 20548 F M 15 903-842-2590 West Duval Baptist Church Bro. Roland Chamberlin 105 S Alma • 842-3744 CATHOLIC Prince of Peace Father Ariel Cortes 903 E. Main - 903-871-3230 CHURCH OF CHRIST Church of Christ- Troup Jim Heath, Minister 412 W Duval 903-842-4219 Sadler Street Church of Christ - Troup Bill Freeze, Minister 22454 CR 2156 903-842-3300 Sinclair Church of Christ Ralph Kinnel, Minister Hwy. 135 S., Arp 903-842-2424 New Summerfield Church of Christ Daniel Morgan, Pastor 155 CR 4507 903-726-2131 Whitehouse Church of Christ

Jay Lockhart, Minister

201 HWY 110 S 903-839-2388 CHURCH OF GOD Deliverance Tabernacle Church of God in Christ Elder Robert Davis -Pastor 21273 Hwy 135 903-842-4610 Mary’s Memorial Church of God in Christ Rev. Robert E. Lee, Pastor 205 W. McKay • 903-842-4961 Southpoint Church of God Gaylon Taylor, Pastor Rhones Quarter Road 903-581-8466 Whitehouse Church of God in Christ Rev. Noel Caldwell, Pastor 18118 CR 214 - 839-0662 Carpenter’s Fellowship Dan Branch, Pastor 306 Hwy. 110 S. 903-839-2406 LUTHERAN Trinity Lutheran Church Art Hill, Pastor 2001 Hunter, Tyler 593-1526

METHODIST Bascom United Methodist Bob Waldman, Pastor FM 848 • 903-566-1676 Edom United Methodist Church Pastor, Russell Hall FM279/314• Edom 903-852-7179 Henry’s Chapel United Methodist Church David Goodwin, Pastor 4539 FM 13 E • Troup 903- 842-4200 United Methodist Church Troup Mike Cline, Pastor 202 E Duval • 903-842-3320 Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Mike Cline, Pastor FM 344 Whitehouse United Methodist Church Rev. Matt Thomas, Pastor 405 W Main • 903-839-2173 NAZARENE Martin’s Chapel Church of the Nazarene 579 CR 4610 • Troup Rev. John Davis, Pastor NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Wesleyan Church Dennis Cable, Pastor 104 Hagan Rd. Whitehouse 903-839-7039 Calvary Fellowship Randal Brown, Pastor 101 Glenda • Whitehouse 903-839-3211 Lighthouse of Prayer Ministries Willie Lacy, Jr., Pastor 210 Duval St. • Troup 903-842-4805 Christian Faith Fellowship Church Rev. Beverly Thompson, Pastor 18424 FM Rd. 756 903-839-1430 Community Church Rev. J. M. Kriel 122 W Duval • Troup Hope of Glory Apostolic Elder M. L. Williamson Hwy 135 N • Troup Joy Street Ministry Steven Oakes Joy Street • Troup 903-539-0936 Tyler Metro Church Jerry Phelps, Pastor 14196 Hwy 110 S 903-561-0253 Voice of Deliverance Rev. Joe Pittman, Pastor 102 Judy • Whitehouse Wilderness Tabernacle W.D. Baird, Pastor 22103 CR 2151 903-842-2215 PRESBYTERIAN Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church Rev. Duane Dougherty, Pastor 244 CR 4705 - Troup 903-842-4745 First Presbyterian Troup Rev. Doug Blanton, Pastor 201 S Carolina

Do You Love Virtue More Than You Fear Punishment?

An ancient poet has remarked that good men avoid sin from a love of virtue while evil men avoid sin from a fear of punishment. Psychologists who study moral development tell us that the early stages of moral development are largely about avoiding punishment, but that as children grow older they usually develop an appreciation for virtue and moral principles. If you do the right thing only because you fear being punished if you don’t, you are at best acting like a child, and at worst, morally depraved. If you do the right thing because you have a sincere love of virtue, then you have achieved a higher stage of moral development. On the spiritual plane, the difference is between someone who does what is good out of sheer adherence to moral or religious precepts, acting primarily from a fear of hellϐire, damnation, or similar punishment, rather than from a love of God and his fellow man. We should cultivate ϐirst and foremost a love of God, and secondly a love of our fellow man. The rest will fall naturally into place. “Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind.’ This is the ϐirst and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22: 37-40

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Please call the day before if you are going to eat the next day. Bobbie & Acker Hanks Senior Center 118 Railroad Ave. Whitehouse, Texas 903-839-6958

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Working with James Ray were (back row), Rusty Jacks, David Wright, Patrick Ray, Earl Drott, James Ray, John Wright and Charles Ray; (front row). Ryan Jacks, Troy Hayden, Coleman Patterson and Brannon Beaton.

James Ray of Whitehouse achieves Eagle Scout rank James Ray of Whitehouse will gather with family and friends on May 5 as they celebrate his accomplishment in being named an Eagle Scout. Ray began scouting 10 years ago as a young Tiger Cub and has stayed a part of the program through this ultimate honor. He is a member of Troop 359 that meets at Whitehouse United Methodist Church. He is the son of Charles and Valencia Ray and the grandson of the late J.W. Rumbelow, Jr. and Josephine Marino Rumbelow, Chrystelle Rushing Ray of Klondike and the late Jimmie Edd Ray. In school, 16-year-old Ray is a member of the National Honor Society, Health Occupations Students of America, Soldiers for Jesus, Bent Knee prayer group and plays varsity soccer. For his Eagle Scout project, this Whitehouse High School junior constructed 10 new picnic tables for the Whitehouse City Park with

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Helping James Ray on the project were Troy Hayden, Brannon Beaton, John Wright, Coleman Patterson and David Wright. the help of fellow scouts and generous donors. Ray said the project was a success only because of all the help with donations and man-power he received. “I want to especially thank Steve Jackson for the lumber and Tony and Terri Warren with the tubing bending,” Ray said. “And thanks to all the friends and family who pitched in with the $1,700 in donations.”

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June Pendergrass is the February Teacher of the Month for Mozelle Brown Elementary. Mrs. Pendergrass teaches 4th grade Language Arts and has been an employee of Whitehouse ISD for 13 years. Thank you, Mrs. Pendergrass, for helping students foster their love of reading and for helping them to be strong writers.


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The Whitehouse High School First Ladies Drill Team received 20 awards during the Gussie Nell Davis Competition at Kilgore College Feb. 25.

Harvell honored at History Graduate Conference Elle Harvell of Whitehouse, a history graduate student at The University of Texas at Tyler, was recognized at a professional conference for her outstanding research, Dr. Donna Dickerson, interim provost for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies, said. Harvell received “Best Graduate Paper” honors at the Texas A&M History Graduate Conference, which was sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta and the Texas A&M History Graduate Student Association. The conference featured more than 50 papers presented by graduate and doctoral students from across the state and region including UT Austin, Baylor University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of North Texas and Oklahoma State University. In her award-winning paper, Between Fires: ProSouthern Cooperationists in Saline County, Missouri,

During the Civil War, Harvell explored the struggles encountered by Confederate sympathizing citizens in central Missouri in the face of overt Union control. The work is based on a chapter of her thesis. She will graduate in December and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in history at

the University of Missouri, continuing her research on irregular warfare during the Civil War. Harvell is a member of the UT Tyler Phi Alpha Theta and Alpha Chi honor societies. As an undergraduate, she held several positions in Gamma Phi Beta.


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Cain Surveying was honored as the Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for March. Kristin Miles and Don Green, representing the Chamber, were on hand to congratulate Robert Wedgeworth and Jim Cain. Cain opened the office in Whitehouse in 2008 where he and his crews offer boundary, oilfield and construction surveying. The office is located at 315 Hwy. 110 South and they can be reached at 903-839-1104.

Beauty and the Beast scheduled Tyler’s Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour will mark the 24th anniversary with the March 24 event. This year the proceeds beneÀt the Texas Wounded Warrior to raise awareness, honor, and empower the wounded armed service members returning from combat. Come out and enjoy the “beauty” of East Texas while enduring the challenge of “the beast.” Ride distances range from 12.5 to 67 miles. Early registration can be made online or by mail and should be post marked by March 17. Event Day Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. at KE Bushman’s Winery and Celebration Center in Bullard. See the website for more information www. or contact Race Director Michael Lewis at

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JACKSON before long Tomlinson found the “math link” that was missing from her chain and Jackson was back on the learning track. “He would not settle for less than what he knew I could do.” Jackson said that move would set her on a course to becoming a teacher. And not just any teacher. She had seen, Àrst hand, the difference that a teacher can make in the life of a child. Hundreds of children have come through the capable hands of Jackson’s Àrst grade class Whitehouse Elementary and then Cain Elementary. For 17 years Jackson opened her arms, her heart and her classroom to future doctors, plumbers, teachers, artists and parents. She never stopped learning. “The day Gus Cain wheeled a computer into my classroom I didn’t even know where to turn it on,” Jackson said. “There I was with six-year-olds who knew more about a computer than I did. I knew it was time to go back to school myself.” Once she had completed six hours of computer classes, Jackson noticed a statement at the bottom of her transcript. It said “no degree sought.” Not liking the looks of that statement it was then that Jackson decided to continue her efforts in the education Àeld and she began her quest for a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. “When I got to the

Continued from Page 1 end of my courses, I realized that I did not want to become a principal,” Jackson said. “I sat down with Dr. Sherman and told him what was on my mind.” His suggestion was for her to apply at the university and teach teachers. What better way to impact teaching. That was her goal with this extended education. It was now time to be a mentor. And mentor she did. In January 1993, Jackson went to work for the University of Texas at Tyler. Her title reads: Coordinator of School Relations, Senior lecturer in Education. “I teach people to teach,” Jackson says. “They can have the best lesson plan in the world but can’t teach it if the class is out of control.” Classroom management and teaching skills are her specialty. “I want my students to be a ‘kid’ teacher Àrst and then a ‘math’ teacher. It’s about teaching the whole child, not just teaching a subject.” Jackson has also been tutoring students as they prepare to take their certiÀcation exams. “That certiÀcation test does separate the men from the boys,” Jackson said. “It is not easy and should not be taken lightly.” Early in her career she got the opportunity to help a young man she had known for many years, in the Whitehouse community. “I had watched him coach boys and I knew he had a coach’s heart,”

JURY set at $1,500. Taylor Holt, 19, who lives in the 6600 block of County Road 344 between Whitehouse and Bullard, was indicted for criminal mischief allegedly committed June 23, 2011. She was arrested July 20 and bond was set at $15,000.

she said. “He was having trouble with the certiÀcation test.” In time, this young man made that leap with the support of his mentor and he went on to teach and coach. While an opportunity that didn’t pan out as she had planned took Jackson down the road to further her education and even reroute her career from the littlest to the college learners, she says she knows it was in God’s hands all along. “I have always prayed that God give me the students who need me,” Jackson said. “And he still does.” Jackson said she has seen many Whitehouse students come through the teacher education program at UT Tyler and she has even had a couple of her Àrst grade students come through her classes in the past few years. The work is gratifying, the pay is good and the hours are great, but Barbara Jackson thinks it is time to put her books on the shelf and focus more of her time on herself and her family. There is talk of retirement in May. She has taught a little history and made a lot of history for students of all ages. Barbara Jackson, you are one in a million! Thank you for your devotion to the students of all ages, whose lives you have touched and who will go on to touch even more lives. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his inÁuence stops.” – Henry Adams

Continued from Page 1 In the Smith County 241st Judicial District Court on Feb. 16, the grand jury indicted the following: Jose Sandoval, 37, who lives in the 500 block of Willingham in Whitehouse was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child allegedly


committed Jan. 11, 2011. He was arrested Dec. 27, 2011, and bond was set at $500,000. A Henderson County grand jury indicted Michael Fredrick Johnson Jr., of Whitehouse, for assault on a public servant.

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ron Keith, 25; Karen Kizer, 24; Donna Lowery, 23; Toney Lowery, 28; Kitty Marshall, 28; Phyllis Miner, 20; Vicki Newton, 25; Cindy Rivers, 21; Leigh Ann Roberts, 27; Joy Rousseau, 21; Sharon Shepherd, 30; Pam Shores, 39; Ruth Smith, 20; Kathy Speaks, 27; Patricia Svoboda, 28; Debbie Taliaferro, 23; Dwight Thomas, 27; Kristy Thomas, 27; Debra Frazier, 31; Kyle Waldron, 27; Theresa Webb, 30; Susan Weems, 20; Kenneth Williams, 23; and Ellen Wofford, 20. Troup Independent School District Lea Etta Hudson, custodian at HS, 20; Pamela Jenkinson, aide at ES, 20; Katherine Badger, teaches 8th grade algebra, 22; Marcella Hamilton, MS library aide, 28; Ava Johnson , MS principal, 26; Melanie Johnson, ES Asst Principal, 24; Christine Reid, teaches kindergarten, 22; Janet Singletary, ES Reading Recovery teacher, 32; Dewayne Brown, Executive Director of Support Services (transportation, cafeteria and maintenance, 27; and Shannon Capps, Executive Director of Technology and Library Services, 22. Whitehouse Independent School District 20 to 24 years: Susan Benson, Support Staff Cain Elementary School; Anna Boney, Teacher Whitehouse Junior High School; Roberta Cadenhead, Teacher Higgins Elementary School; Melanie Causey, Teacher Holloway Sixth Grade School; Jean Chennault, Teacher Higgins Elementary School; Sharee Condry, Teacher Whitehouse Junior High School; Marilyn Davis, Teacher Cain Elementary School; Becka Gee, Teacher Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Lora Hall, Teacher Aim Center; Gay Harvey, Teacher Brown Elementary School; Wendy Howard, Teacher StantonSmith Elementary School; Teresa G. Hughes, Teacher Whitehouse High School; Beverly Kelly, Teacher Cain Elementary School; Lisa Kendall, Teacher Whitehouse High School; Sharon Mullins, Support Staff Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Jay Northcutt, Whitehouse High School; Kathy Nunn, Teacher District-Wide; Cynthia Phillips, Teacher StantonSmith Elementary School; Kathy Psencik, Teacher Higgins Elementary School; Melissa Qualls, Teacher Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Jeraldine Rasco, Teacher Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Barbara Richards, Support Staff Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Lisa Robertson, Teacher Higgins Elementary School; Gerard Scheuber, Teacher Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Patricia Smith, Support Staff Administration; Mary Stokes, Teacher Holloway Sixth

FCCLA attend Region 3 Conference The Whitehouse High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the Region 3 Conference, held in Waco last month. The chapter members were among 1,000 delegates attending the two-day conference. Chef Deidre Stewart, WHS Culinary Arts teacher, led her students to the following honors: Jamikell Burns placed second in Mystery Basket; Ty Benson placed Àrst in Interior Design; Stormy Ously placed second in Food Innovations (JR); Amber Bennett, Dylan Humphrey, Cristina Gonzalez received second in Culinary Art; Taylor Allen, Colin Mears, Adrienne Anderson was third in Culinary Arts; Krystal Blubaugh placed Àrst in Occupational SpeciÀc Serving Up Success; Atlanta Plaza placed Àrst in Serving Up Success and Isreal Alexander placed second in Serving Up Success. Teams of student chefs from 29 schools in the DFW area were slicing and dicing their way through an all day competition in Arlington on Feb. 7. The students are hoping they have the winning recipe to go on to state and national competitions. The team from Whitehouse High School likes their chances. “We’ve been gearing up for this all year,” says Deidre Stewart, culinary teacher at Whitehouse High. “All the cooking shows on the Food Network have made cooking cool. Who knows? Any of these students could go on to be the next Rachel Ray or Emeril Lagasse.” The event provides attendees with a view of the pressures involved in the very competitive, highstakes world of top-level restaurants. Contestants are judged and either advanced or dropped based on the judges’ take on the taste, presentation and creativity of the dishes they prepare. It’s not just a battle in the kitchen. The teams will also match up against each other as owners, managers and concept developers. Management Competition Teams developed a

Grade School; Cynthia Swinney, Teacher Higgins Elementary School; Sandra Terry, Diagnostician Whitehouse Junior High School; Angela Tucker, Teacher Cain Elementary School; Angela Vrba, Teacher Cain Elementary School; Denton Whitley, Teacher Whitehouse High School; Curtis Williams Jr., Administrator Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Karen Wynn, Support Staff Whitehouse Junior High School; and Thomas Young, Teacher Whitehouse High. School. 25 to 29 years: Judy Boggs, Support Staff Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Nancy Boone, Teacher Higgins Elementary School; Janet Brunt, Support Staff Whitehouse Junior High School; Gayle Burrow, Support Staff Brown Elementary School; Rebecca Carroll, Teacher Whitehouse Junior High School; Douglas DuPree, Teacher Whitehouse High School; Brenda Glover, Teacher Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Vickie Godsey, Administrator Transportation; Laurie Guthrie, Teacher Holloway Sixth Grade School; Sandra Hill, Support Staff District-Wide; Cynthia Hogenmiller, Support Staff Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Teresa B. Hughes, Teacher Cain Elementary School; Sonja Johnston, Instructional Consultant DistrictWide; Nora Lambright, Support Staff Higgins Elementary School; Linda Lane, Teacher District-Wide; Thomas Luce, Administrator Higgins Elementary School; Geetha Ramarathnam, Teacher Higgins Elementary School; Sylvia Reel, Teacher Aim Center; Tonya Reynolds, Teacher Stanton-Smith Elementary School; Patricia Richard, Administrator Aim Center; Robyn Seal, Teacher Cain Elementary School; Joy Sheppard, Teacher Higgins Elementary School; Angela Thomas, Teacher Whitehouse High School; Lou Ann Wagstaff, Support Staff Whitehouse High School; Karen Youngblood, Teacher Stanton-Smith Elementary School. 30 or more years: Rebecca Ables, Teacher Higgins Elementary School; Evance Anderson, Teacher Cain Elementary School; Cathy Dintelman, Teacher Brown Elementary School; Gatha Dodson, Support Staff Whitehouse High School; Marian Greeney, Teacher Cain Elementary School; Jerri Horn, Teacher StantonSmith Elementary School; Betty Lough, Administrator Administration; James O’Bannon, Administrator Transportation; Doris Pitts, Administrator Administration; Pamela Stainback, Support Staff Whitehouse Junior High School.

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Whitehouse FCCLA students are State bound in Dallas April 11-14, including back row, Colin Mears, Dylan Humphrey, Ty Benson, Jamikell Burns, Isreal Alexander and Stormy Ousley; front row, Krystal Blubaugh, Adrienne Anderson, Taylor Allen, Cristina Gonzalez and Atlanta Plaza. Not pictured is Amber Bennett.

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At the conference were Kayla Burkett, Taylor Allen, Amber Bennett, Chef Deidre Stewart, Jamikell Burns, Cristina Gonzalez and Dylan Humphrey.

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In the middle of competition were (left to right), Cristina Gonzalez, Jamikell Burns and Dylan Humphrey. proposal for an original restaurant concept according to the demographics they’ve been given for “ProStartVille”. They then delivered a verbal and written presentation and applied critical thinking

skills to the challenges that owners and managers face in day-to-day operations. Under the leadership of Chef Deidre Stewart, WHS Culinary Arts students Ànished in the top ten.

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In May of 2011, a Lexington, Kentucky, woman was struck by a falling tree limb and died. According to a local news report, the woman was holding a ladder for her husband as he tried to trim a tree branch caught in a power line. The large limb fell, spinning her around and knocking her face-Àrst into the ground. The county coroner ruled the death accidental, listing the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head. “This tragic story is, unfortunately, not an isolated incident,” says Tchukki Andersen, Board CertiÀed Master Arborist, CertiÀed Tree Safety Professional and staff arborist for the Tree Care Industry Association. “There are many stories in the news media each year depicting the sad details of homeowners getting severely injured or killed by attempting to manage large tree limbs on their own. Tree work, while appearing fairly straightforward and simple, is actually extremely complicated and technical. There is so much to understand about removing live or hanging tree branches, and it is not at all like cutting up Àrewood on the ground.” QualiÀed tree professionals are trained to look for and take special precautions against: • Trees or branches with decay, cracks or unbalanced weight • Working near overhead electrical wires and other conductors • Preventing falls from trees they are working in • Removing portions of or entire trees without causing bodily harm, to themselves or others, or property damage Do-it-yourself homeowners have been hurt trying to cut their own trees in the following ways: Extension ladders Oops! If your ladder is too short to reach the

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A large tree beautifully frames a golden field located between Arp and Troup. branch, do not make the mistake of setting it on something such as on overturned trash barrel to get the reach you need. Find a sturdy ladder that will reach at least 5 feet beyond the branch you lean it on. When a large branch is cut from a tree, the loss of the weight will cause the rest of the limb to suddenly lurch up. Many unaware homeowners have been severely injured, some fatally, when the ladder they are standing on falls out from under the branch they are cutting. The biggest danger is taking too big or too unwieldy of a piece at one time. Cut the limb in small pieces. (for assistance, visit to Ànd a professional arborist) Improper tools Oops! Are you going to borrow your brother-inlaw’s chain saw? Do you know the last time that tool was properly sharpened or maintained? A dull chain forces you to use too much pressure, causing you to lose control. This can lead to numerous problems, many of them potentially resulting in a hospital visit for emergency treatment of deep lacerations to your body. Andersen notes, “Use properly maintained equipment

and the right size saw for the job.” (for assistance, visit to Ànd a professional arborist) Lack of knowledge of tree mechanics Oops! It can’t be done with just one cut. This is where those lacking experience in cutting live limbs from trees get hurt almost every time. Trees are mechanically complex organisms that need to be cut in a certain way to remove pieces safely. Cutting off a large section of limb to save time will usually cause the branch to fall before the cut is Ànished. The cut end will often tear into the branch all the way back to the trunk. This action can cause damage to the tree (and to you) as it swings out of control, usually onto the ladder you are standing on – or the person holding the ladder. Therefore, it is always recommended to remove a large limb in sections. (for assistance, visit to Ànd a professional arborist) If you are at all uncertain about what could happen by attempting your own tree work, contact a qualiÀed tree care professional for help. Find a professional A professional ar-

borist can determine the best way to accomplish the task at hand, and has the experience and proper equipment to do the job. And they may just prevent an injury or even save a life in doing so. Contact the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture since 1938. It has more than 2,000 member companies who recognize stringent safety and performance standards and who are required to carry liability insurance. TCIA has the nation’s only Accreditation program that helps consumers Ànd tree care companies that have been inspected and accredited based on: adherence to industry standards for quality and safety; maintenance of trained, professional staff; and dedication to ethics and quality in business practices. An easy way to Ànd a tree care service provider in your area is to use the “Locate Your Local TCIA Member Companies” program. You can use this service by calling 1-800-733-2622 or by doing a ZIP Code search on Information provided by the Tree Care Industry Association.

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Greenhouse Offensive MVP, Cover, Adkins on First Team BY DON TREUL Editor

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Whitehouse 6-2 senior guard Correy Davis (No. 3), was named to the Second Team District 144A roster.

Ghene ties course record at Holly Lake BY DON TREUL Editor

MJ (Mujtaba) Ghene torched the Àeld at the Holly Lake Golf Course in Hawkins last week. Ghene Àred a 67 for 18 holes to captured top medalist honors. He led Troup to the team title with a score of 299. The Troup junior varsity team actually placed second with a 376 and Harmony was third at 380. DaingerÀeld placed fourth at 440. Ghene’s 67 also tied the course record. Austin Chambers led a trio of Troup golfers who Ànished among the top medalists. He carded a 76 while Will Langston and JK Hamilton each posted a 78 for the course. John Dobbs was Àfth for the squad with an 81. In the varsity girls division, Kala Lindsey recorded a 115 to lead the Lady Tigers to second place in the team standings with a 477. Harmony won the team title at 463. Also for the Lady Tigers, Barbara Womack and Cheyenne Cover

nearly matched each other with respective scores of 118 and 119. Brianna Wilkie Àred a 125 and Marlee Ward carded a 136 for Troup. Travis Young paced the Troup JV squad with an 88 for the 18-hole course. Brady Lynn recorded a 91; Cody Johnston posted a 94; Tanner Hopson Àred a 103; and Trase Weeks Ànished with a 117. In medalist play, Josh Hammonds recorded a 115 and Colby Vance posted a 126. Varsity Boys MJ Ghene ................. 67 Austin Chambers ..... 76 Will Langston ........... 78 JK Hamilton.............. 78 John Dobbs .............. 81 Varsity Girls Kayla Lindsey ........ 115 Barbara Womack ... 118 Cheyenne Cover .... 119 Brianna Wilkie ........ 125 Marlee Ward ........... 136 Junior Varsity Boys Travis Young ............ 88 Brady Lynn ............... 91 Cody Johnson.......... 94 Tanner Hopson ...... 103 Trase Weeks ........... 117

Latrice Greenhouse was named the District 21-2A Offensive Player of the Year after she led Arp and the district in scoring for the 2011-2012 basketball season. Greenhouse is a senior for the Lady Tigers. Cheney Cover, a sophomore, and senior Shelby Adkins of Troup were named to the District 212A First Team. Garnering Second Team honor were Lauren LittleÀeld, a senior, of Arp and senior Keraveon Rodgers of Troup. Also for Troup, Wykins Caldwell and Taylor Martin received Honorable Mention. Troup’s Cover, Rodgers, Charisma McCowen, Martin, Paeton Nolan, Gaberielle Sewell and Britney Wallace also were named to the Academic All-District Team. Sarah Bulard, a senior from Frankston was named the District Most Valuable Player. Mallory Ford, a Sabine senior, was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Sabine sophomore Haley Stuart was named Newcomer of the Year and Frankston’s Christi Coker was selected as Coach of the Year. The District 21-2A First Team roster also included senior Aubry Okray and sophomore Sara Buckner from West Rusk; Jordan Baker, Kyle Baker and Sierra Wiseman, all juniors from Sabine; senior Chantel Laningham and sophomore Jamece Gulley from Winona; Tracie Clewis, a junior from

Elkhart; and Frankston players Rachel Brumley (senior), Cassidee Bruton (senior) and Chasity Cooper (sophomore). In addition to LittleÀeld and Rodgers, the Second Team included

Ann York (junior) and Brittany Terry (sophomore) from Sabine; Bethany Machiavello (junior) and Kia Bolton (junior) from Winona; Ashton McDonald (senior), Bree Hill (senior)

and Mallory Winkler (junior) from Frankston; Alicia Lipscomb (junior) from Elkhart; and Taylor Thomas (senior), Malorie Herron (junior) and Tierney Reddic (sophomore) from West Rusk.





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Latrice Greenhouse (No. 2) led Arp in scoring during the 2011-2012 basketball season. She was named as the District 21-2A Offensive Player of the Year.

Lady Tigers dominate softball tourney BY DON TREUL Editor

The Lady Tigers defeated Cushing, Tatum and Union Hill in tournament action March 8 and 10. Troup 9, Cushing 0 A six-run second inning broke open a close game for the Lady Tigers, who posted a 9-0 shutout over Cushing in the Troup Tournament they hosted Thursday and Saturday, March 8 and 10. Lee Ann Lloyd ripped a triple and posted two RBIs to pace the offense. Also for Troup, Bethany Mason belted two doubles and Shelby Adkins smacked a double. Amanda Trahan slugged a dou-

ble and Ànished with two RBIs in the contest. Lloyd was the starting pitcher and she stuck out two and did not allow a walk. She yielded on hit. In relief, Josee Ross fanned one batter and did not give up a hit or a walk. Troup 4, Tatum 3 The Lady Tigers had to stave off a rally to hold on for a 4-3 victory over Tatum. Troup scored three runs in the second frame to start the scoring but the Lady Eagles plated a run in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 3-1. Troup earned back the run in the top of the third inning, but Tatum scored one in the bottom of the frame. After

the Lady Eagles held the Lady Tigers scoreless in the top of the fourth and Ànal inning, Tatum rallied for two runs to cut the Troup lead to 4-3. The Lady Tigers were able to get the Ànal out to preserve the victory. Miranda Flora, Katelyn Standley and Lloyd each belted a double and recorded an RBI. Ross pitched all four innings and she allowed two walks and Àve hits. She also struck out four. Troup 4, Union Hill 2 In a shortened game, Troup edged Union Hill 4-2. Taylor Martin led the offense with a double and an RBI. Flora also recorded an RBI and Mason

had a single for the Lady Tigers. Lloyd and Ross combined for one walk and one strikeout. Union Hill also collected two hits. Troup 16, Arp 1 In their district opener with Arp, the Lady Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the Àrst inning and broke the contest wide open with Àve more runs in the second frame. Arp scored a run in the Àfth stanza but the Troup Lady Tigers added seven more runs in the sixth and Ànal inning. Standley was unstoppable with four hits and four RBIs, including a triple in the game. Flora recorded two hits, including a double, and she had

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Troup went 3-0 in the tournament they hosted last week. an RBI. Mason drove in two runs and had one hit for Troup, and Adkins, Martin and Lloyd each collected two hits and an

RBI. Ross was on the mound for Troup and she allowed three walks and two hits. She also struck out eight batters.

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Boys Baseball: Tigers at Winona at 4:30/6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20; host West Rusk at 4:30/6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. Girls Softball: Lady Tigers at Winona at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20; host West Rusk at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23.



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Boys Baseball: Tigers host Winona at 4:30/6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16; at west Rusk at 4:30/6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Girls Softball: Lady Tigers at West Rusk at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Track: Troup at Doug Jordan Relays in Rusk Thursday, March 22.

Whitehouse Boys Soccer: Wildcats host Athens at 5:30/7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Girls Soccer: Ladycats at Athens at 5:30/7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Boys Baseball: Wildcats at Nacogdoches at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16; host Malakoff at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17; at John Tyler at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Girls Softball: Ladycats host Hallsville at 4:40/6 p.m. Friday, March 16; at Nacogdoches at 4:40/6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Golf: Wildcats at Lindale Wednesday, March 28; Ladycats at Lindale Tuesday, March 27.



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Powell, Copeland battle for Àrst baseball win in district BY DON TREUL Editor

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Whitehouse defeated Marshall to open District 14-4A softball last week, and will next see action when they host Hallsville at 4:30/6 p.m. Friday, March 16.

In their district baseball opener with Arp, the Troup Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the Àrst inning. After four scoreless innings, Arp cut the lead to 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning. Troup broke open a close game with three more runs in the top of the seventh frame and had to throttle an Arp rally in the bottom of the inning to seal the 6-4 victory. Troup posted 11 hits, but only two went for extra bases. Arp recorded three hits. Ryan Powell was on the mound for Troup. In six innings, he yielded three hits and three walks. He also struck out nine. Seth Gibson did not allow a walk and he struck out two for the save. Kyle Copeland pitched for Arp. He walked one and struck out eight. At the plate for Troup,

Kody Welch and Austin Chambers each had two hits in four at-bats, including a double and two RBIs apiece. Powell also smacked a double and had one RBI. Rusty Pierce and Zach Yancey each ripped a double and posted an

RBI for Arp. Chase Carlisle also had a good game at the plate. Troup moved to 1-0 in district play while Arp fell to 0-1. The two squads will meet again Friday, March 30. Troup..3 0 0 0 0 0 3 -6 Arp......0 0 0 0 0 2 2 -4

Thursday scrambles will start Thursday, March 15, at the Hilltop Country Club in Troup. Also, a two-man scramble is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18. Hilltop County Club will host the Tyler Ju-

nior College Tournament Monday, May 14. The Pete McCarty Memorial Tournament is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, and the club will host the NTPGA Junior Tournament Thursday, June 7. The Troup High school

Rotary Tournament is slated for June 16, the Carlisle Alumni Tournament will be June 22, and the club championship is scheduled for July 14-15. For more information, call the clubhouse at (903) 842-3516.

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Troup defeated Arp to start district play with a win.

Ladycats corral Marshall Lady Mavericks in softball Hilltop Country Club to start Thursday Scrambles BY DON TREUL Editor

The Ladycats scored the winning run in the bottom of the third inning and added a few insurance runs to post a 9-4 victory over Marshall in the District 14-4A softball opener last week. Kelsie Fairbanks was the starting pitcher for Whitehouse and she pitched a complete game. She struck out Àve and did not issue a walk. After a scoreless Àrst inning, the Lady Mavericks posted the Àrst run of the game on the strength of a pair of singles and aggressive base running to make the score 1-0. Whitehouse answered in the bottom of the frame when Courtney Carter singled to left and scored when Autumn Crymes belted a double to center. In the bottom of the third inning, Whitehouse scored again when Kelsie Fairbanks singled to get on base. Erica Jordan followed and smashed a two-run home run to give the Ladycats third Àrst lead. Carter singled again and was replaced on base by pinchrunner Kelly Keller. Keller quickly advanced to third

base on consecutive Marshall errors committed from hits by Crymes and Micah Gray to load the bases. Keller scored on a passed ball and Megan Harris singled to short to score Crymes and push the lead to 5-1 in the favor of the Ladycats. In the top of the fourth stanza, Kaylee Hedricks singled and stole second base. She scored on a Jordan double to center. The Marshall bats came to life in the sixth inning and the Lady Mavericks were able to put three more runs on the board to cut the Whitehouse lead to 6-4. Whitehouse came out swinging in the bottom of the stanza. Morgan Downs led off the inning with a solo homerun to center. Jordan walked and moved to third on a Shelby Galloway double to right. Jordan and Galloway both scored on Carter’s third hit of the night, a triple to the gap in left center. The Whitehouse defense came out and backed up Fairbanks to hold the score at 9-4.

Marshall..........0 1 0 0 0 3 0 - 4 Whitehouse....0 1 4 1 0 3 x - 9

2012 Arp Baseball Schedule Date March 16 March 20

Opponent Frankston* Winona*

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March 23 March 27 March 30 April 2 April 6

West Rusk* Sabine* Troup* Brook Hill Elkhart*

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The Whitehouse Wildcats defeated Chapel Hill 3-1 in overtime in varsity soccer and clinched a spot in the state playoffs.

Wildcats clinch playoff spot with win over Bulldogs The Whitehouse boys soccer team defeated Chapel Hill 3-1 in overtime. Whitehouse got on the board mid-way through the Àrst half on a goal by Alvaro Lopez. Chapel Hill tied the game up with 10 minutes remaining. The Wildcats and the Bulldogs were unable to score

in the Ànal minutes of regulation and the game went to overtime. Whitehouse dominated the overtime period by scoring two quick goals. Both goals were scored by Destin Wilkins and were assisted by Andrew Stevenson. The victory guarantees the Wildcats a district 31-4A

playoff spot. The Wildcats will be back in action Tuesday, March 20, in a key district game against Athens. The Whitehouse JV also defeated Chapel Hill 2-1. Both goals were scored by Mohammed Memon. Chris Clemons contributed to this article.

Date March 15 March 20 March 23 March 27 March 30 April 3 April 5 April 10 April 13 April 17 April 20

Opponent Frankston* Winona* West Rusk* Sabine* Troup* White Oak* Elkhart* Frankston* Winona* West Rusk* Sabine*

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Whitehouse students attend HOSA conference The Health Occupations Students of America, (HOSA) from Whitehouse High School, attended and competed in the Area III Leadership Conference held at Sache High School Feb. 9-10. There were more than 720 students attending this event from the East Texas and Dallas Area. Thirty-nine students from Whitehouse HOSA competed in a variety of health related events and 24 of those placed in the top Àve in their event. Eighteen students have advanced to the state conference which will be held March 2931 at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio. HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved.

Saib Kazmi, Bridgette Fail, Fariba Ahmed and Jessica Hernandez placed second in Creative Problem Solving.

Ashley Cole and Jessa Segaya placed first in Career Health Display.

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The team of Robby Bennett, James Cannon and Conner Morris placed second in Biomedical Debate.

Chance Hughes placed second in Pathophysiology. Kim Carpio placed third in Dental Terminology.

James Ray placed third in Medical Spelling.

Leena Asad was third in Pharmacology and she was the recipient of $500 scholarship from Texas HOSA.

Emily Stephenson placed first in Medical Assisting.

The team of (left to right), Madison Horn, Ghina Siddiqui, Kelsey Mundt and Ronnie Alford placed first in Health Education.

A knightly visit —

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Dustin Stephens (right), a Four Winds Faire performer, took time out to regale the life of a knight with Brett, left, and Ryan Miles.


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