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All Friday only classes will test at regular class time on Friday, Dec. 7. All Saturday classes will test 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Flex classes (classes that follow a di!erent calendar than the regular semester) may test at di!erent times. See course syllabus or instructor to conrm exam date/ time.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

History

Vol. 76 No. 10 Serving Kilgore College since 1936

Rangers nab rst bowl bid since ’07 Football team headed to Kyle Field Saturday, Dec. 1 JEREMY GARZA Staff Writer The KC Ranger football team will be heading to a bowl game for the first time since 2007. This will be the 19th bowl appearance in KC’s history. The No. 11-ranked Rangers accepted a bid to the inaugural Brazos Valley Bowl in College Station to play No. 13 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers. Game time is set for noon Saturday, Dec. IF YOU GO 1, at Texas A&M ! The Rangers University’s Kyle take on the No. Field in College 13 Northwest Station. Mississippi Kyle Field is known Community College as The Home of the Rangers noon 12th Man and has Saturday, Dec. 1, a seating capacity at Texas A&M of 82,589–the 13th University’s Kyle largest stadium in Field in College the NCAA. Station. “We drove through Tickets are $5 for there going to Blinn general admission, and thought how and free for under awesome would it be 18 and students to play at that place,” with college IDs. said head Coach J.J.

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Eckert. “Amazingly it’s all worked itself out.” Northwest Mississippi finished the season 8-2, making it to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges conference playoffs. Similar to KC‘s 42-14 loss to Navarro in the semifinals, NMCC fell short 43-17 in their semifinal game. “I’ve had a chance to look at some video,” Eckert said. “Offensively they are a varied multi-formation team. They have a big athletic quarterback who is 6’5. That quarterback is sophomore Domonique Harris who threw well over 2,000 yards and 16 touchdowns on the season. The Rangers scored 284 points this season, averaging 425 total offensive yards. “We didn’t get here by luck,” said KC cornerback James Jones. “We got here from hard work and dedication.” The Rangers will need that hard work leading up to the bowl game during practice hours since KC will have been off the playing field for nearly an entire month. KC is led by linebacker Charles Woods who was named defensive Most Valuable Player of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference, tallying 128 recorded tackles on the season. James Jones, First Team Defense, has also been a huge factor on defense, getting 59 tackles, three interceptions with See BOWL on Page 3A

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Dr. Gerald Stanglin, vice president of instruction, holds the newspaper delivered to his home the day of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Stanglin is noted in the crowd by the green arrow.

President Kennedy was coming to town. Gerald Stanglin wanted to be there. He would be one of the last people to see Kennedy alive.

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piercing screech filled the air, a sound like he had never heard. He stopped. The 16-year-old steered the car toward the only available patch of grass.

“I don’t think I had asked if I should turn there or not, but just as I approached the intersection there was this screaming, screeching sound. I had never heard anything like it in my life and I just kind of froze,” said Dr. Gerald Stanglin, KC vice president of instruction. “I looked ahead and didn’t see anything and I looked in the mirror and didn’t see anything. I knew something was right on top of me so I pulled the car up on that grassy triangle. The screech was motorcycle sirens. I had never heard motorcycle sirens.” On Nov. 22, 1963, Stanglin witnessed the aftermath of one of the most tragic events in U.S. history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. “That whole time has had a very profound effect on me. It just seems like the world really changed at that time,” Stanglin said. “I’m having a hard

time figuring out if it’s because I was growing up or because the world really did change about that time or what. It’s just a part of my life; it’s a part of who I am.” Earlier that day, Stanglin along with his mother, younger sister, aunt and cousin found themselves among a sea of Texans all vying for an opportunity to greet Kennedy and first lady Jackie Kennedy as they disembarked from Air Force One at Love Field Airport in Dallas. “The best way I can describe it is if you’ve ever been in the ocean and you’ve gotten up to about your neck and when the water moves you just kind of go with it regardless of where it was. The crowd just started surging toward the fence. See HISTORY on Page 3A

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Graduation set for Dec. 14 ASHTON JOHNSON Co-Executive Editor As the end of the semester draws near, many students begin preparing for final exams and their final days at KC. Fall graduation will be 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in Dodson Auditorium. Four hundred and four associate degrees or certificate will be awarded this December. As of this week, 234 students have signed up to participate in the graduation ceremony. David Stroud will be the graduation speaker. Stroud has been a history instructor for 35 years and is one of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2012 Excellence in Teaching award recipients. Caps, gowns and tassels are on sale for $30 in the bookstore and will be available until the bookstore closes at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14. See list of candidates on Page 8A.

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NOTEBOOK Nov. 16 – Dec. 14 FRIDAY, Nov. 16 ! LAST DAY TO DROP WITH A “W” ! RANGER BASKETBALL VS. NORTHEASTERN STATE JV 7 p.m., Masters Gym ! LADY RANGER BASKETBALL VS. RANGER COLLEGE 5 p.m., Ranger SATURDAY, Nov. 17 ! VICKIE BOWDEN MOBBS MAJORETTE CLASSIC 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Dodson Auditorium ! RANGER BASKETBALL VS. EASTFIELD 4 p.m., Masters Gym TUESDAY, Nov. 20 !"CAMPUS CLOSES AT 4 p.m. (no evening classes) !"RANGER BASKETBALL VS. ANGELINA COLLEGE 7:30 p.m., Lufkin !"LADY RANGER BASKETBALL VS. SOUTHWEST COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF 5:30 p.m., Masters Gym

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Haden Hobbs participate in and go on missions What are some of your hobbies? ... My main hobby is volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. What do you like about volunteering with Habitat of Humanity? ... I get to make a change to the lives of others who are less fortunate as well as make a difference in the community and work with some really great people. What is something you’ve learned from volunteering? ... I have learned more leadership skills. What made you interested in computer science? ... I just find computers to be simple and fun to work with so I decided to have a major that reflected my love for computers.

What is your major? ... Computer science How much time do you spend at the Baptist Student Ministry? ... Around three hours a day. What are some of your responsibilities at the BSM? ... At the BSM I am responsible for keeping the yard maintained, such as watering and mowing. I am responsible for cleaning the BSM on Tuesdays after lunch. Also I am responsible for repairing anything that breaks inside the BSM. What’s it like there? ... The BSM is a friendly place where people can go and relax between classes. What’s something most people don’t know about the BSM? ... That students can

Age: 19 Hometown: Kilgore Classication: Sophomore Major: Computer Science Shelbi Crews / THE FLARE

KC, SFASU offering classes in England KELLY GILLIT Staff Writer KC and Stephen F. Austin State University are joining to give students the opportunity to study abroad this summer in London, England. Students will spend four weeks in June in England living in Harrow Hall, a residence of Westminster University, and will be 20 minutes away form Central London. Students must register for two classes, six credit hours, to participate

in the study abroad program. For each course taken, participants will have two regular lecture classes each week on Westminster University's campus and one full-day field trip. Field trips will depend on the class. KC classes for credit will be art history, ARTS 1303 and 1304, taught by Carolyn Fox-Hearne. Classes taught through SFA include interpersonal and intercultural communications, English classes over literary and Arthurian England, United States to 1877 and American architectural

history courses, media writing and meet the media in London mass communication classes, as well as introduction to philosophy and the philosophy in Harry Potter. The tentative cost for studying abroad in London is $5,250 and includes international airfare, airport transfers, accommodations, special welcome and departure dinners, local transportation for field trips, health insurance and a six-zone pass for the London Tube. The cost does not include tuition

and fees for the courses, application and passport fees, meals, personal expenses and transportation to and from the Houston airport. Students interested in participating in the study should fill out an application this fall and begin making payments by Dec. 10. For more information, contact Fox-Hearne by phone at 903-983-8128 or email at cfoxhearne@kilgore. edu. Students may also contact Inéz Maxit, study abroad coordinator at SFA, at 936-468-6631.

Funds to help welding stay on cutting edge

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FRIDAY, Nov. 23 !"THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (Campus Closed) !"RANGER BASKETBALL VS. ANTIGUA NAT’L 7 p.m., Masters Gym

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SATURDAY, Nov. 24 !"RANGER BASKETBALL VS. EAST TEXAS FLIGHT 7 p.m. Masters Gym WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 !"“AMADEUS” 7:30 p.m. Van Cliburn Auditorium !"RANGER BASKETBALL VS. JACKSONVILLE BAPTIST 7:30 p.m. Masters Gym ! LADY RANGER BASKETBALL VS. MCLENNAN COMMUNITY, 5:30 p.m., Masters Gym THURSDAY, Nov. 29 !"“AMADEUS” 7:30 p.m. Van Cliburn Auditorium FRIDAY, Nov. 30 !"“AMADEUS” 7:30 p.m. Van Cliburn Auditorium SATURDAY, Dec. 1 !"RANGER BASKETBALL VS. LEE COLLEGE 6 p.m., Baytown !"RANGERS IN BRAZOS VALLEY BOWL Noon, A&M Kyle Field, College Station !"“AMADEUS” 7:30 p.m. Van Cliburn Auditorium SUNDAY, Dec. 2 !"RANGERETTE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Dodson Auditorium !"“AMADEUS” 2:30 p.m. Van Cliburn Auditorium TUESDAY, Dec. 4 !"LADY RANGER BASKETBALL VS. MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 5:30 p.m., Waco WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 !"SPRING/CHRISTMAS MINI REGISTRATION PAYMENT DEADLINE !"Ranger Basketball vs. Blinn College, 7:30 p.m., Masters Gym SATURDAY, Dec. 8 !"RANGER BASKETBALL VS. COASTAL BEN 2 p.m., Beeville !"LADY RANGER BASKETBALL VS. JACKSONVILLE BAPTIST COLLEGE 4 p.m., Masters Gym MONDAY, Dec. 10 !"FINAL EXAMS BEGIN And continue through Dec. 13 TUESDAY, Dec. 11 !"LVN PINNING CEREMONY 10 a.m. - noon, DSC Ballroom THURSDAY, Dec. 13 !"RESIDENCE HALLS CLOSE at 10 p.m. FRIDAY, Dec. 14 !"A.D.N. PINNING CEREMONY 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. !"CAMPUS CLOSES 2:45 p.m. !"FALL GRADUATION 7 p.m., Dodson Auditorium MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013 !"FIRST DAY OF SPRING SEMESTER

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From left: Dustin Kincaide (as Emperor Joseph II), Joshua Wallace (as Antonio Salieri) and Trent Bennett (as Amadeus Mozart) rehearse for their upcoming production of “Amadeus.” The play premieres 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, and features 18th century costumes and the music of Mozart.

Dramatic crescendo KELSEY HANSEN Staff Writer

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t does not matter how remarkable an actor, singer, musician or model is; there is always someone better. Sometimes whenever two of the best come in contact, controversy occurs. Such is the case in the plot of KC Theatre Department’s production of “Amadeus.” The cast and crew are working every day to ensure the highest quality of their performance of “Amadeus” by Peter Shaffer. The play premieres 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, and continues playing at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 1, followed by a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Van Cliburn Auditorium. “Amadeus” combines history and fiction about the rivalry between two famous composers–Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The drama starts with an elderly Salieri explaining his reasons on his belief that he killed Mozart. Salieri was impressed with Mozart’s compositions until he learned that Mozart’s personality did not match the beauty of his music. Salieri is upset that God would give the talent to compose beautiful music to someone who did not follow Catholic teachings. Salieri then pretends to be Mozart’s friend while plotting to

murder him. This play takes place in 18th century Vienna and requires a strong ensemble, large cast and is highly technical. The cyclorama will be used to give the sense of different locations throughout the play such as Salieri’s apartment and a Vienna street. There are plenty of light cues, sound cues and projections. The drama also features elaborate 18th century costumes and the music of Mozart. The set will not have any doors or walls, but will feature a deck made to look like wood flooring or marble, two Corinthian columns and a chandelier. The students have constructed floors and columns. Set designer/instructor Michael Atkins has been working with theatre all his life but has been teaching for 25 years. During class time Atkins directs students in set construction. Director Kathy Barber said this is a powerful dramatic play, and the students are doing a great job. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students of all ages and $4 for KC students with their I.D. The door opens an hour before each performance; late arrivals will not be admitted. Since the play contains adult material and adult language, Barber recommends no one under age 14 attend. Children under 6 will not be admitted. Call 903-983-8126 to reserve tickets.

’Rettes ‘Kicking off Christmas’ Dec. 2 WHITNEY HOWARD Staff Writer The Rangerettes will show their Christmas spirit on Sunday, Dec. 2, with their second annual Christmas Extravaganza, “Kicking Off Christmas.” Showtimes are 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Dodson Auditorium. All seating is general admission. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Rangerette Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Friday, Nov. 30. The box office is located

on the first floor of the Rangerette Gym on the KC campus. Tickets are also being sold at the Rangerette Showcase from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Showcase will be closed Nov. 21-24 and reopen Nov. 26. Remaining tickets will be sold in Dodson Auditorium 45 minutes prior to each performance. Guest performances will include Kilgore High School Hi-Steppers, Elite Dance Center, In-Step Dance Co., Jazz Technique by Tempe and Tap 'N' Toe Dance Company.

“It’s a true community show,” said Rangerette Captain Stephanie Aumiller, . After Thanksgiving break, the ’Rettes will be marching in three local Christmas parades: Kilgore, Overton and Gladewater. In January, fans can find the women back at Cowboy Stadium performing in the 77th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. When school commences from Christmas break, the team will be attending the Texas Black Tie and Boots Ball during presidential inauguration festivities in Washington, DC.

The KC welding program gained a technology upgrade as a result of being one of 10 schools chosen for a state grant. The Jobs and Education for Texas, or JET, grant worth $349,347 is a part of the $3 million awarded annually by Texas Comptroller’s Office. The funds helped the welding program install new fume extraction and robotics equipment as well as place seven new multi-purpose welding stations in the class. The welding shop’s work area was also expanded with the addition of an outside awning. KC also received a $3,000 donation from Mike Clements, owner of Energy Weldfab, Inc. in White Oak, and Dennis McFadin, owner of D&D Industrial Welding Supply Inc. in Kilgore. Welding instructors Cody Edwards and Josh Bernethy plan on using the donation to fund scholarships for welding students. “Thanks to the generosity of these local businesses and the big grant we received, we are able to stay on the cutting edge of welding technology and give our students the best education possible,” Edwards said. For more information about the welding program, visit www. kilgore.edu/welding.asp or contact Edwards at 903-983-8162.

Three concerts feature choirs TRAVIS HULL Staff Writer The music program is presenting three concerts in the upcoming weeks, all directed by Dr. Jim Taylor, director of choral activities. The Community Chorus will perform a production titled “Songs for the Spirit” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Longview, 400 North Fredonia St. Classic folk songs and sacred anthems will be among the performed genres. The Youth Chorus and Camerata Singers will perform 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview, 906 Padon St. One of the selected pieces is a silly song written by Taylor called “30 Purple Birds.” Originally a poem from his childhood, Taylor wrote music to accompany it. The song is sung with a strong New Jersey accent. The KC Chorale and Orchestra will perform 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at First United Methodist Church in Longview. “This Christmas concert is usually a mixture of worship service songs and also some fun stuff,” Taylor said.


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First payment deadline Dec. 5 Registration reopens Dec. 7 and continues through Jan. 9, 2013 KELLY GILLIT Staff Writer With the holidays just around the corner students should be aware of a few deadlines coming up. Early registration ends Dec. 5 with payments due by midnight. Failure to pay for classes by this date will result in all classes being dropped. Web registration will re-open on

Dec.7. The last day to register for Spring 2013 is Jan. 9, and students must pay that day to avoid late fees. Students enrolling in the Christmas mini-mester must register and pay before the first class day, Monday, Dec. 17. Late fees will be charged to those registering or paying on the first class day. Mini-mester classes will meet from

8:30 a.m.- noon, Monday through Friday. Students will be able to earn three hours of credit in 18 days over the holiday break and get a jump on their core credits. Students who are taking webbased classes should be aware of the mandatory orientations 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, or 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17. Both sessions will be held in the Devall Student Center Ballroom.

Course evaluations available online KHANDICE HORN Staff Writer It takes six steps to fill out your instructor’s survey and about five minutes to complete the survey. Part of the House Bill 2504 specifies that classes with an enrollment of five or more students should fill out the teacher survey online. By completing the teacher evaluation survey, it shows if the instructors are doing an effective job or not. “As the instructor’s

supervisor, you can look at the highest marks and the lowest marks on the survey to have something to discuss with the instructor,” said Dr. Gerald Stanglin, vice president of instruction. Here are the steps to fill out the survey: First: Go to www.kilgore.edu Second: Click on the drop down list Catalog & Schedules Third: Click the last option, Course Syllabi, Instructor Vita (HB 2504) and Course Evaluations.

Fourth: Then click the option “filling out your instructor/course evaluations” Fifth: Type in your username which is the first four digits of your last name, the first four digits of your first name and the last four digits of your student ID number. The password is Student (with a capital “S” followed by the twodigit month and day of your birthday (Ex: Student1104 for someone born on Nov. 4) Six: Click the “Take

Survey” button for the class you wish to survey. Last year, the survey received 12,000 responses, which is a 27 percent response responds rate. This survey gives students an opportunity to rate their classroom experiences. “It is not perfect, but you are hearing from [the students] who took the course and experienced the entire class from beginning to end,” Stanglin said. “They have a unique view and need to be heard.”

19 students named to Who’s Who list ASHLEY MORALES Page Editor Nineteen KC students have been named to Who’s Who Among American Junior College Students. “The program is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation,” said Ross Costanzo, director of student life. “These are the students who enhance the positive image of the American students through their contributions

to community and school.” Who’s Who photographs will be taken noon Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Photography Studio in the Communication/Automotive Building. The recipients are as follows: !"Rachel Alexander - Longview !"Destiny Bellamy - Longview !"Jasmine Chappell - Kilgore !"Sheniece Chappell - Kilgore !"Marcheal Cleaver - Kilgore !"Candace Craver - Marshall

!"Greaker Davis - Longview !"Randi Vinson-Davis - Longview !"Heather Falcon - Kilgore !"Betsy Foreman - Longview !"Alisha Hall - The Colony !"Ashton Johnson - Kilgore !"Sandra Perryman - Longview !"Brittani Pfau - White Oak !"Rachel Rodgers - Gladewater !"Jonathen Ruesch - Gilmer !"Jessica Tolle - Kilgore !"Wealthy Whaley - Longview !"Sythia Wilson - Dallas

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685 years Luncheon Dec. 14 to honor 34 employees for milestone years of service to college TAMEKA BULLARD Staff Writer KC will be honoring 34 faculty and staff for a combined 685 years of service at the annual service awards Christmas luncheon 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the Devall Student Center Ballroom. Honorees will receive gold coins according to the number of years of service: 10 and 15 years will receive a quarter-ounce gold coin; 20 and 25 years will receive half-ounce gold coins; and 30, 35 and 40 years will receive one ounce gold coin.

HONOREES 40 years Charlotte Dunaway–administrative assistant, East Texas Police Academy 35 years Mariann Baker–department chair and instructor for math, engineering and physics 30 years Robin Huskey-director of research & institutional e!ectiveness Lynn McCutchen-instructor, biological sciences Bobbie McGee-Benson-director, Adult Basic Education 25 years Michael Atkins–instructor and technical supervisor, theatre Kelly Bonicelli–technician, Print Shop John Dodd–managing director, Texas Shakespeare Festival Carla Gleaton–program director and instructor, physical therapist assistant Chris Marshall–coordinator, computer maintenance/ security technician Sherry Ransom–administrative assistant, institutional advancement David Roberts–maintenance technician Brian Ruthven–director ETPA and protective services 20 years Melissa Haden–instructor, computer science, cheerleading sponsor Doris Johnson–coordinator, instructional support Ken Medlin–receiving agent/physical plant H.K. Park–instructor, history and government Shelley Wayne–instructor of dance and assistant director of Rangerettes Martha Woodru!–director, Workforce Development Terri York–instructor, history and geography 15 years Dan Beach–director of special projects and liaison to the Board Nancy Carter–instructor, business administration Ursula Dyer–program director and instructor, radiologic science Montez Easley–instructor, nurse assistant program Michael Ferguson–deputy director, East Texas Police Academy Duane McNaney–vice president of administrative services Deborah Muklewicz–teacher, KC Early Childhood Center Julian Redfearn–instructor, management 10 years Charlotte Acree–instructor, associate degree nursing Gail Cerliano–administrative assistant, Watson Library Mary Kates–instructor, math lab Tracey Maples–learning/retention specialist TRIO SSS/Fast Track Program William Stowe–instructor, biology Susan Wilson–public services librarian

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Dr. Gerald Stanglin is noted in the front page photograph of The Dallas Times Herald as a crowd greets Kennedy and the rst lady Jackie Kennedy at Love Field Airport in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

History: Stanglin reflects on assassination FROM PAGE 1 I had my 11-year-old sister with my right hand holding her left and I realized that she was going to get trampled so I was really holding onto her. Finally she yelled at me and says, “Mother’s got my other hand.’ because we were about to pull her in two. And as they walked down the fence, I tried to get closer but the wedge of people going in was such that I ended up getting farther away. That’s when the picture was taken, right when they’re [Kennedy and Jackie] up there by the fence.” As the crowd dispersed, Stanglin filed in behind the driver’s seat and with his family, hurried to try to get to the Trade Mart where Kennedy was scheduled to have lunch with some of the city’s leaders. Minutes later, parked at the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd. and what is now Market Center, they could do nothing but stare as the president’s motorcade rushed by, lost as to what was happening. “The whole motorcade went right in front of us on the way to the hospital. She [Jackie] was bent down and all I could see was the back of her dress and I think just barely her hat,” Stanglin said. “The first thing I thought of was they’ve had an emergency and they’ve got to get back to Washington. They were driving very, very fast in a convertible so that’s why everyone was down. That was my thinking. So we just sat there.” Following the motorcade was the radio station, K-BOX

1480 AM, in a mobile news unit. Confused, the family tuned in to the car radio looking for some kind of information as to why the motorcade had sped away. As the radio announcements began coming in saying that shots had been fired at the president’s motorcade, Stanglin made a U-turn in an attempt to follow the motorcade to Parkland Hospital. “A police officer was talking to a woman in the car right ahead of me and he said, ‘No you can’t turn here. The president’s been shot.’ I was like ‘Oh my goodness,’” Stanglin said. “I drove on down and tried to find a way to get into the hospital and ended up behind a building in a blind alley. We finally just gave up. We started leaving, just dumbfounded. We couldn’t believe it.” Unable to gain access to the hospital, they stopped to eat at a local drive-in on their way home, all the while listening to the radio announcements in an attempt to keep up with the latest news. “The information over the radio started getting worse and worse and worse. We heard that a priest had been called in, that there was talk that they had administered the last rights but there was no confirmation that he was dead. And then as we were sitting there, not quite through, they announced the president of the United States was dead,” Stanglin said. “We were just in an absolute stupor. What do you do? What do you say? I don’t remember anything more past hearing that in the car

and we drove home, just in disbelief.” A high school junior at the time, attending Dallas Christian School, Stanglin never thought to return to school after hearing the news of the president’s death. “The teacher, about a week before, said that he was tired of students skipping his class so if you skipped his class for an unexcused reason, you got a zero that day for a daily grade. I never, I mean I never missed school unless I was sick or there was some kind of emergency,” Stanglin said. “So after the president was shot I never even thought about it. I think they went ahead and cancelled school about 2 or 2:30 but they had told us [earlier] we had to be back by 1:30 and I fully intended to but I was just in shock.” The days that followed the Kennedy assassination were what came to be known as “TV’s finest four days.” The nation was transfixed with the news coverage of Kennedy’s death and the events that followed. Stanglin and his family were no exception. “I remember going with Mother to the local grocery store and hearing about the plane flying to Washington, D.C., with the president’s body onboard,” Stanglin said. “And I remember just looking up and visualizing that and just feeling cold, clear through and through to my bones. I still remember how it felt. And all that week, everybody was just somber and wasn’t much of anything to say or do. “

Stanglin and his family became a part of that fateful day. They played a role, however small, in a major American transformation. “I got a zero in American history that day. I still have the report card in which I got a B+ instead of an A for those six weeks. I was witnessing one of the maybe four or five major events in American history that day and I got a zero,” Stanglin said. “But it doesn’t bother me; I’ve gotten over it. In the years since I’ve just kind of smiled and thought, ‘How ridiculous is that?’”

Bowl: not over yet FROM PAGE 1 one returned for a touchdown. “We’ve got to get used to putting that helmet back on,” Eckert said. “I’m sure there’s times when you go to a bowl game at any level that it‘s almost like, ah we’ve got to go to a bowl game, but these guys are excited.” For many of the KC players it will be their last game wearing the Ranger jersey, and for others it maybe their last collegiate football game ever. “The feeling is estatic,”

Jones said. “Even though we lost the play off game, we overcame adversity to get the opportunity to play in this bowl game.” The game will be regionally televised on CW-8 from Bryan-College Station and also streamed online at www.iHigh.com. The KC Rangers will face the NW Rangers for a third time in postseason, with the teams splitting the last two meetings in 1965 and 1989 at the Shrine Bowl. General admission tickets are $5 while 18-andunder are free and college students are free with I.D.


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Big heart, big impact Blue Steel gives Ranger defense new perspective SHENIECE CHAPPELL Page Editor

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he 2012 football season for the KC Rangers put the team back on the radar. Shocking, crazy, wild, memorable and destined only begin to touch on the adjectives that have been used to describe it. The Rangers’ game has evolved into many passes being thrown, a spread offense and a game with multiple receivers. They have also shown that “playing some D” is still relevant. This defense, also known as “Blue Steel,” is determined to use any means to stop anyone who gets in its way. “You may bend us, but guarantee you won’t break us,” said James Jones, defensive captain and cornerback. This defenses has caused 12 interceptions, 15 fumble recoveries, 17 sacks and three defensive scores in the regular season. From the beginning, the Rangers’ defense wanted to make a statement and let everyone know they are not the team they were last season, and Blue Steel has proved just that. “I think we are more mature,” said Willie Gooden, co-defensive coordinator. “Last season made them hungrier and it was a big letdown; they’ve been playing with a chip on their shoulder and all credit goes to them.” These players shed blood, sweat and tears with each appearance on the turf. They gave a 100 percent effort and delivered on every play. When one was feeling down and defeated, there was always a teammate coming to the rescue. “There has been a time when my teammate was down and I went to him to make sure he knew that play was in the past,” said Ethan Perkins, Nacogdoches sophomore. “You just have to make up for it the next chance you get.” To many of these men, this team is more than just fellow football players. They are more than just teammates and someone to practice with. These young men are there for one another; they are each other’s support system away from home. They are family. “My teammates are my brothers,” Perkins said. “We are always together cracking jokes or talking about football.” Leaving home can be difficult for some. There are many sacrifices made and decisions determined, and each player’s commitment to this team has required full focus. “Every kid has his story,” Gooden said. “They’ve all made some type of sacrifice or been through some type of struggle. We as coaches take on another role as a role model and help teach these guys some morals

and values.” When things get too intense on the field, some tend to take the fun out, but what they fail to realize is that the fun is just as important as the seriousness. “I think I lighten up the mood because even though it gets intense on the field, you got to be able to enjoy the game and have some fun,” Perkins said. Blue Steel may not be considered the best of the best in the rankings, but it is full of players who strive to make their abilities and chemistry worth watching. “These sophomores had no example but stepped up. It was kind of like a baptism of fire. They were thrown into it,” Gooden said. “Being able to scheme-wise and understand the scheme to play fast to create turnovers; that’s what makes this defense so special.” The Rangers’ defense awakened and made plays under pressure. Earlier in the season against Navarro, the KC defense forced a fumble on a punt return, recovered it on the 4-yard line and gained a field goal. On Navarro’s next drive, Jones intercepted a pass, which resulted in a 49-yard touchdown. “Overall, I think we match up with any offense in the conference,” Gooden said. “We understand the burden we carry and our guys are willing to carry it out by any means.” This season has had both its nerveracking and memorable moments, but the game against Blinn happens to be a combination of both. For many players, playing on the road heightens their nervousness. Dealing with a crowd of fans cheering for the opposing team and not having home-field advantage can be discomforting. The Rangers went into Brenham with hopes of remaining undefeated. They went onto the field with a positive mentality of doing their best. Heading into the fourth quarter, it wasn’t looking good for the Rangers. They were down 27-7 and needed to come up with something quick. “Standing on the sideline I just kept thinking, don’t give up,” Jones said. “We have to go out and play our game, not theirs.” That is exactly what this defense did. They once again awakened and made plays when they were most important. “I felt very confident,” said DeAngelo Brooks, Shreveport sophomore. “We knew we had to do something and make something happen in order to win.” The Rangers managed to create momentum as linebacker Charles Woods grabbed an interception and ran it back for a touchdown. They went on to win 28-27 in the final seconds. The brotherhood and will to win puts Blue Steel ahead of many. “We’re family and we all believe in each other no matter what,” Jones said. The memories created throughout this season, from the dance battles at practice to the plays on game

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KC defensive players are ready at the line of scrimmage to block opposing o!ensive players from gaining yardage. The players named their line Blue Steel and created an unbreakable bond with a successful season to follow.

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Linebacker Dylan Dippel makes the tackle in rivalry game against the Tyler Junior College Apaches. Dippel added 20 tackles to the success Blue Steel has had this season. days, will forever be cherished. “I wouldn’t change anything about this season,” Jones said. “We wrote our own destiny and the adversity that we faced made us believe in each other even more.” The relationships these players have with one another and their coaches will continue to live on. “I love each and every one of them

for all of the devoted time they gave us,” Jones said. “Wherever I go, I will take with me the wise words and coaching that was passed along.” The Rangers are making their first bowl appearance since 2007. KC will face Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers noon Dec. 1 at Texas A&M University’s

Kyle Field in College Station. Although the season is coming to an end, the coaches continue to encourage their players to be the best they can be. They push them to live up to their motto and do what it takes to be 1-0 each week. “No matter what happens I want them to know that I’m proud of them,” Gooden said.

Kicking his way to success JEREMY GARZA Staff Writer In the game of football there are two positions a player can hold that allow contact of cleat and leather, kickers and punters. That’s the job of KC’s sophomore kicker Yovany Arvizu. The right-footed Arvizu played for Waxahachie High School’s soccer team as a sweeper and was successful enough to be offered the opportunity to play collegiality at St. Gregory’s University in Oklahoma. Though excited about the offer, he wasn’t completely sold on taking soccer further than Waxahachie. Something was missing. During Arvizu’s junior year, the football coaches at his high school were in search of a new kicker. “The kicker at the time was only kicking to the 10-yard line,” Arvizu said. When the coaches approached him, he initially wanted to deny their request of trying out but decided otherwise. “They asked me to give it one week of practice and play one game,” Arvizu said. “So I did and kicked all right and decided to stick with it.” After his senior season in high school, Arvizu had an offer to play at Hardin-Simmons in Abilene, Randi Vinson-Davis / THE FLARE

Yovany Arvizu kicks a successful eld goal in the Rangers’ rivalry game against the Tyler Junior College Apaches. Arvizu scored 42 points for the Rangers this season.

but wasn’t offered a quality scholarship. “I didn’t know what I was going to do, so from then I started calling schools, but no one seemed interested,” Arvizu said. That’s when last year’s deep snapper for the Rangers and former fellow Waxahachie High School football player Chip Lorfing mentioned giving KC a try. “I sent coach Eckert my video,” Arvizu said. “He called back and told me to get down here.” In a Youtube clip, you can see his booming leg kicking as far as 55-yards out. Kickers aren’t always glorified in football like a quarterback, but Arvizu was responsible for 42 of the Rangers’ points in the 2012 season. Only three other KC players put up more numbers than Arvizu. Sometimes people don’t even consider the kickers legitimate football players. “I tell them I wish you could do what I do at least one time,“ Arvizu said. “It’s just like every other snap and they see it’s not as easy as it looks.” He has all faith in his ability. “I’m extremely confident,” he said. His “time to shine” moment came when the Rangers trailed Blinn for three quarters and with four seconds left in the game, Arvizu was presented with an opportunity

to make the game-winning extra point. “It was just an extra point, but it was a little nerve-wracking because if you miss we go into overtime,” Arvizu said. “Our coach is always telling us not to think about it think about sexy blonde girls.” The Rangers went on to make the 28-27 comeback win against the Buccaneers. The sophomore comes from a tight-knit family and is the youngest of five siblings. After games, one can usually find Arvizu conversing with his parents, who rarely miss a game. “I keep kicking because I want to make my family proud,” Arvizu said. “My dad is the biggest influence. He has pushed me and encourages me to keep kicking.” Arvizu has taken advantage of his kicking career to further his education. “Who doesn’t like free school?” Arvizu said. “Why not take advantage?” He plans on being the first in his family to graduate from college. Arvizu aspires to graduate from a university with a business management degree after his departure from KC. He doesn’t know where his kicking abilities will take him when he leaves Kilgore, but plans on using them into his future.

I tell them I wish you could do what I do at least one time.” -Yovany Arvizu, Waxahachie sophomore


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RANGERS BASEKTBALL

Perfect preseason start for Rangers KADE MORRISON AND JEREMY GARZA Staff Writers The KC men’s basketball team is officially 5-0 after defeating Tomball, 98-60, Wednesday night in Masters Gym. The Rangers’ early 6-0 run was too much for Tomball and the Rangers never looked back. KC’s bench contributed with points while sophomore guard Quinton Upshur put up 19 points, nine rebounds, three-three pointers and had three blocks. To end the half, Upshur hit a three-point buzzer beater to take a 48-31 lead. Freshman forward Erick Diouf had 14 points, six rebounds and three steals. The Rangers will play two games this weekend in Masters Gym. The first face-off will be 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, against Northeastern State JV followed, by a 4 p.m. contest Saturday against Eastfield. The Rangers had two impressive wins in the young season against Stephen F. Austin Club Team 87-36 Friday night and Saturday over Weatherford 61-50 in the Tyler Junior College Sleep Inn Classic at Wagstaff Gymnasium.

KC faced the SFA Club team for the second time this season and outscored the Lumberjacks 42-9 in the first half. Sophomore guard Lonnie McClanahan led KC with 19 points, and freshman forward Kalif Wright followed with 13 points. Head coach Brian Hoberecht felt his guys settled in well against the SFA Club Team. “Our guys played with the identity we wanted them to have as a team,” Hoberecht said. On Saturday KC outscored Weatherford 35-26 in the first half. “Our effort was tremendous,” Hoberecht said. “I thought in the second half we had a little mental lapse during a stretch that made it a closer game than it should have been, but we came through.” Freshman forward Erick Deof was the leading scorer in the game for the Rangers with 16 points. Sophomore point guard Nardi Bogues was close behind with 11 points. “Weatherford has a lot of great players. They have great talent at each of the five positions on the court,” Hoberecht said.

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Forward Erick Diouf shoots over three defenders in Wednesday’s 98-61 victory over the Tomball club team. The Rangers will have two games this weekend, 7 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday in Masters Gym. KC’s bench had 20 combined points to Weatherford’s 12 points. Key bench points came from Lonnie McClanahan

with six points and Andre Horne Jr. with five points. Da-Juan Cooper led the way for Coyotes with 15 points. Hoberecht feels good about

the team’s 5-0 start. He believes the team will face some adversity throughout the season. KC’s success will depend

on the Rangers’ ability to adjust well and identify mismatches on the court that will give the team more opportunities to score.

Lady Rangers looking to break even KC Basketball Schedule

KC aims to even preseason record at Ranger KHANDICE HORN AND ASHLEY MORALES Staff Writers The Lady Rangers hope to even their record when they face Ranger College at 5 p.m. today in Ranger. “I’m feeling optimistic about the Ranger game,” said head coach Roy Thomas. “We will be all right if we play like we did at the Odessa game.” Going on the road once again, the Lady Rangers have two team injuries. Victoria Billingsley sprained her ankle during the tournament after coming down wrong, but will play in today’s game. “I’m feeling confident and looking forward to a win,” Billingsley said. “We have to learn from our mistakes, charge it to the game and get a win.” The Lady Rangers walked away with a 1-2 record at the Tyler Junior College Sleep Inn Classic last weekend at Wagstaff Gymnasium in Tyler, bouncing back from an opening loss to earn a win and then closing things

out with a loss. KC vs. Collin County The Lady Rangers fell to Collin County on Nov. 8, losing 71-61. “We didn’t play together as a team,” Thomas said. “There was too much oneon-one.” Amanda Lawson led the Lady Rangers with 14 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Maria Leaks followed with 10 points, six rebounds and one assist. Keira Phipps contributed with five assists and two rebounds. Cieara Jimmerson led the Lady Rangers in steals with three. Jimmerson also had four rebounds and two assists. Alexandria Samples and Destiny Coley had one steal apiece. KC vs. Odessa KC came away with a 71-60 win in its second tournament game against Odessa. Victoria Billingsley scored 18 points to go along with six boards and one assist. Close behind was Lawson,

PARKS FITNESS CENTER

PFC holiday schedule KHANDICE HORN Staff Writer The Parks Fitness Center will be closed on the following dates: Nov. 21 - 23 for Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 - 25 and 31 for Christmas break and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. The fitness center will be on a modified schedule from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 26-30. It will reopen with regular

hours on Jan. 2. The regular hours for the fitness center are as follows: Monday - Thursday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. (8-11 a.m. for KC Classes) Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. (8-11 a.m. for KC Classes) Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday: 1 - 6 p.m. For more information, call the Fitness Center at 903-983-8631 or visit www. kilgore.edu/fitnesscenter.

New prices set for new year KHANDICE HORN Staff Writer Starting Jan. 1, 2013, the membership dues for Parks Fitness Center will increase by $5. The fitness center is increasing the prices because the cost of equipment and repair services are increasing. New dues are as follows:

Full-Time Students are allowed free use of the facility with their KC ID.

Family Membership--$47 mo. Individual Membership--$37 mo. Senior Membership--$20 mo. Part-Time Student--$20 mo. KC Student Family--$20 mo. One-Day Visit--$5 per day

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who added 17 points, one rebound, two assists and a steal. Bladine N’Goran helped the Lady Rangers to victory by contributing 11 points, two assists and two blocks. “They were a hard team to beat and it wasn’t easy,” Billingsley said. “We fought for it, got the lead and hustled.” KC vs. Weatherford In the final tournament game, the Lady Rangers fell short in the final seconds, losing by one point against Weatherford, 76-75. Billingsley racked in 23 points making it her gamehigh. She also had six rebounds, one assist and three steals. Phipps put up 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Gabrielle Jackson led the team with five steals and contributed 12 points. Following were Lawson and Demoneyca Spivey adding nine points, respectively. “In this game we had too many bad shots and too many quick shots,” Thomas said.

Lady Rangers (1-2) Nov. 8

@ TJC Classic vs. Collin County

L 71-61

@ TJC Classic vs. Odessa

W 71-60

Nov. 10

@TJC Classic vs. Weatherford

L 76-75

Nov. 16

@ Ranger College

5 p.m.

Nov. 9

Nov. 20

vs. Southwest Collegiate

5:30 p.m.

Rangers (5-0) Nov. 3

vs. Cedar Valley

W 67-63

Nov. 9

@ Tyler Sleep Inn Classic vs. SFA Club Team

W 86-39

Nov. 10

@ Tyler Sleep Inn Classic vs. Weatherford

W 61-50

Nov. 14

vs. Tomball

W 98-60

Nov. 16

vs. Northwestern State JV

7 p.m.

Nov. 28

vs. McLennan

5:30 p.m.

Nov. 17

vs. Eastfield

4 p.m.

Dec. 4

@ McLennan

5:30 p.m.

Nov. 20

@ Angelina*

7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8

vs. Jacksonville*

4 p.m.

Nov. 24

vs. East Texas Flight

Jan. 1

Ozarka Lady Ranger Clas3 p.m. sic vs. Arkansas Baptist

Nov. 28

Jan. 2

Ozarka Lady Ranger Classic vs. SW Christian

3 p.m.

Dec. 1

Jan. 5

@ San Jacinto College*

4 p.m.

Dec. 5

vs. Blinn College*

Jan. 9

vs. Panola College*

5:30 p.m.

Dec. 8

@ Costal Bend*

2 p.m.

Jan. 16

@ Trinity Valley*

5:30 p.m.

Jan. 1

vs. Houston Southwest

7 p.m.

Jan. 19

vs. San Jacinto*

4 p.m.

Jan. 5

vs. San Jacinto College*

4 p.m.

Jan. 9

@ Lamar State-Port Arthur*

7 p.m.

Jan. 23

vs. Paris College*

5:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

vs. Jacksonville*

7:30 p.m.

@ Lee College*

6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

* Conference games

We have to learn from our mistakes, charge it to the game and get a win.” Victoria Billingsley,

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Most college students need more than one source of income to keep up. This week’s Flare poll indicated that more than half of the students work part-time or full-time in order to help pay for college. Twenty percent of students that participated in the poll receive help from their parents or guardians and 54 percent of students rely on scholarships for part of that bill. Parents continue to bear the majority of students’ college costs, however this percentage has dropped from 47 percent in 2010 to 37 percent in 2011. An AP poll found that financial stress is a bigger factor than grades for students in determining whether to continue with school. In a poll conducted by Stanford University, six in 10 students said they rely on loans to help with college expenses and nearly half said they are uncomfortable with debt. Despite the rising cost, students and recent graduates say college is worth the time and money required. We believe that a college education is the most important choice we can make for ourselves. It allows us to broaden our knowledge and expand our minds to new experiences and opportunities. After all, it is the most crucial investment we can make for our future.

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s the fall semester winds down and students finally begin to breathe again, many are forced to drain their bank accounts before the holidays in order to secure classes for the spring. Considering the present economic condition with students paying for more school, is an education still worth it? We say absolutely. Yes, you’re going to be strapped for cash while in school, but are you in a better situation if you did not attend school? Sallie Mae’s “How America Pays for College” study states that more students are paying for their own education now more than ever before. Thirty percent of students contributed to the cost of their education from their own income, savings and borrowing. Students are spending more due to decreases in funding from the state. Grants and scholarships accounted for 29 percent of the average money spent on college during the 2011-2012 school year, but it is a 4 percent decrease from the previous year. According to the study, the decrease comes from fewer school scholarships. Eighty percent of KC’s students are using some type of financial aid.

Parents/Family - 19%; Financial Aid/Scholarships - 55% Self - 19%; Loans - 7%

Kilgore freshman Answers given online

IS A PART-TIME/FULL-TIME JOB ESSENTIAL TO PAY FOR YOUR EDUCATION? “Scholarships only cover so much. You have to have some sort of income to cover the rest of the costs.”

Jackson Threadgill

Henderson sophomore

Sister’s lesson: Who’s to say who is normal? M

y sister has Down syndrome. Can most people say this is a fact in their lives as well? No. In fact, statistically, only about 0.1 percent of the world’s population has this genetic abnormality. Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of the 21 chromosome. My whole life I have seen people shy away from my sister Katy, who is 30 now, and often seem afraid of her. This behavior from others always made me laugh to myself and feel sorry for the people who would never let themselves hear my sister’s silly jokes and constant laughter. Just the other day she made up a rap song on the spot and danced around just to make us laugh. I used to think that it was not fair that God created people like Katy. I used to feel sorry for the opportunities that she would never have.

After all, she did not choose to be born with Down syndrome. It really used to bother me to see how unfair life can be. And then one day I had an epiphany: We “normal” people are the ones who need sympathy. Katy is calm, always smiling and laughing, generous, thoughtful, absolutely TRAVIS HULL hilarious; the list goes on. Sta! Writer Other “normal” people that I have known for years have periodically shown sociopathic behaviors that are destructive to relationships and to themselves. Katy has never shown anti-social behaviors. She has always been able to get along with anyone willing to befriend her. So what is “normal”? The world

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as we know it has been forged by thousands of years of war and strife over resources. We have killed in the name of God, created caste systems, manufactured weapons of mass destruction and hoarded wealth. This is the world created by “normal” people. Sometimes I like to think that we are the ones with mental disabilities and people like Katy who are naturally peaceful and happy are the more evolved race of human. Katy, actually, has achieved more than most humans. She owns a frozen drink machine rental business that has business all over East Texas. She owns two high quality machines and a trailer to haul them. She has a full-time job helping others with disabilities at the Arc of Gregg County, a nonprofit organization that provides services to people with intellectual disabilities within the community. She has a passion for cooking. Some of my family’s favorite

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recipes–like this garlic and Parmesan cheese infused wholegrain bread– have been creations from my sister. She is frequently asked to give speeches representing others like her to local service organizations like Kiwanis and AMBUCS and has given multiple testimonies in front of the Texas Legislature advocating better treatment and more state funding for group homes and people with disabilities. Recently my sister was hired by DADS (Department of Aging and Disabilities) to give a presentation on the respectful language bill which would ban the word “retarded” from all legal documents in Texas and in its stead use the term “intellectual disabilities” when referring to people like Katy. The bill passed, became a law and Katy stood right beside Gov. Rick Perry as he signed the bill into Texas history. In some of her spare time, Katy

completes large word-find puzzle books. She has an impressive stack of them completed and hopes one day to hold a world record for having completed the most word-find puzzles. She has been working these puzzles for years, and to be honest, it is not uncommon for me to ask her how to spell certain words. She is never wrong. Katy keeps her life and thoughts simple. She never troubles herself with the worries of money or who is in power. She worries about keeping herself and the people around her in good spirits. To me, Katy has what all the rest of us want: a life of true joy. And she does not have joy because of her condition. She has it because she chooses to have it. I consider my older sister the most enlightened being I have ever known. Travis Hull is a sophomore communications major from Henderson.

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Russell Clint Adkins Judy S. Akers Michael L. Boring Noah Kristian Bowers Megan L. Bradshaw Jose M. Castanon Lilia Cerna George M. Childers Serena C. Coleman Jaqueline N. Collier Stormie G. Combs Norman Darden Kimberly A. Davis Lauren B. Davis Willie J. Day Erika C. Enyinna Miguel A. Falcon Kathy L. Falconer Julie Fergerson Barbara L. Fitts Corey Shane Fogle Brian A. Forbus Benita R. Gill Kelly E. Gillit Tessa B. Graham Cody W. Hahn Kaylee J. Hand Torin J. Hart Maria G. Cardenas Hatley Natalie Dawn Henderson Alexandra L. Hernandez Marena R. Hussein Melissa L. Hutchens Shadarryl S. Ingram Tia R. Ivory-Orange Jahala Jamison Kayla C. Jordan Jessica A. Lang Steve J. Leyva James L. Machin Delmanda M. Marshall John A. Martin Erin Laine McCauley Timothy M. McNamara Joshua T. Medlock Justin D. Miles Laminda G. Miller Brittany N. Mitchell Velda Mitchell Kazuma Miyagi Felicia G. Mojarro Linda K. Motley Amy J. Neimeyer Sandra Leticia Nino Melissa A. Norris Omar Padron Allison B. Palmer Logan R. Parker Teresa Y. Peel Alyssa M. Phillips Sharron H. Pittman Claudia M. Polio Cassi L. Prew Paul A. Raphu Daniel F. Reyes Carlos Eduardo Rodriguez Azucena R. Rojas Lindsey L. Sachse Amber Shafer Melvin Charles Shead Jr. Mary K. Stephens

Carrie E. Stokesberry Tanya M. Thomas Reginald M. Turner Joshua C. Wallace Stephanie L. Wallace Hailey A. Watson Michelle L. Whitten Theresa L. Williams Rachel A. Wilson April Renee Word Tami L. Yates Sarah Naomi Yeager Molly E. Young Crystal R. Zapata ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE Trevor W. Adams Faith C. Agugua Angela Marie Aldridge Jarad D. Alexander Sam Arvizu Mark K. Audas Aaron J. Autrey Olatunde Awe Hayden P. Bennett Joshua L. Bernethy Kristy L. Bowen Aaron D. Briggs Meagan Brooke Burns Heather J. Cardwell Donna Lynn Carter Milisa A. Carter Jose M. Castanon Megan Elise Charles Tara L. Clanton Carrie May Clay Zachary L. Coleman Jennifer L. Cowen Tiffany S. Cullifer Timothy E. Cunningham Mohsin A. Dar Anthony Michael Di Marco Estefany Diaz Brenda N. Dietz David A. Dotson Werner Du Toit Jazzmon E. Dudley Carrie M. Duvall Erika C. Enyinna Rogelio Escobedo Meagan D. Fenton Paula A. Forbus Natasha M. Franklin Matthew J. Freeman Sonia Garza Sabrina L. Giles Kelly E. Gillit Rusty A. Goetz Patti D. Gray Jennifer Leigh Gregory Shaun L. Hampton Keisha D. Harms Emily R. Harper Cassie Lynn Horton Christopher M. Hurley Jr Tara L. Instine Christopher R. Jennings Charles G. Jones Teresa L. Lankford Cinda L. Lindeman Justin D. Loden

James D. Matlock Caleb H. Mitchell Carmen Mondragon Justin P. Moody Eric R. Narvaez Mark J. Nelson Kristy J. Norman Ashley N. Nunley Nneoma I. Nwadinigwe Winnie A. Odundo Uche Daniel Okolo Ijeoma Alexandra Okonkwo Takita C. Page Shaste D. Powers Mariela Ramirez Daniel L. Ramos Wendy Michelle Rawls Candi C. Rhame Tami D. Robertson Laura Alejandra Sanchez Sean S. Seelbach Guillaume Seilhean Amy Simmons Dylan W. Simmons Nina B. Siviero Anthony B. Smith Justin E. Smith Tony R. Stanley Chelsea L. Stovall Yuta Suganuma Angela M. Sutherland Leslie L. Sutton Taylor S. Tarr Cherrie D. Miller Taylor Sara R. Taylor Shelby B. Tellechea Carolyn A. Terrell Ada Thompson Vali L. Traywick Georjana L. Trekell Karen D. Turner Felicia A. Walker Marley J. Webster Cori S. Weir Delicia A. Werner Heaven Leigh Whitfield Starla A. Williams Jessica D. Woody Candice G. Wright

Kendra Layne Slaton Candi M. Soto Salman A. Sultan Libia H. Turner Jenifer M. Willeford Paige L. Williams CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION Granger L. Abbott Brandon Kurt Adams Kaitlin M. Adams Jarad D. Alexander Rachel I. Alexander Agustin Andrade Victoria D. Barber Jaime D. Battee-Tyeskie Michael L. Beattie Hayden P. Bennett Joshua L. Bernethy Lacey L Berryhill Daryn C. Bodkins Jennifer L. Bolton Kristin D. Bowie Tyrani E. Braddock

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN TEACHING Sonnya N. Carroll Lakeisha N. Kim Erica Martinez Linda K. Motley ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE Kristi L. Abernathey Ruth E. Alexander Olatunde Awe James T. Banga Cody Austin Brannan Julio C. Cruz Cameron L. Dimond Kelsey L. Duck Tiffany N. Gomez Blanca Gutierrez Shaun L. Hampton Haley R. Hand Jose A. Hernandez Bas G. Hoppenreijs Barry A. Hughes Namitala B. Kiyingi Christian Libebele James L. Machin Alexandra R. Marroquin Jessica N. Maynard Joshua T. Medlock Donna R. Miller Shauna L. Painter Allison B. Palmer Tommy G. Price Sharhonda L. Rider Carlos Eduardo Rodriguez Maria L. Rojas Alyssa Ann Rowe Grace A. Schnarr Sandra Natalie Shaw Megan Leeann Shields

Fire Academy class No. 85 to graduate 23 on Dec. 6 BRITTANI PFAU Co-Executive Editor Twenty-three students will graduate from Class 85 of the KC Fire Academy at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Woodruff Adult Education Center Auditorium. The KC Fire Academy is accredited by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the State Fireman and Fire Marshal’s Association and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The academy offers certification for NFPA 1001 Basic Structural Firefighter I and II, Texas Volunteer,

Fire Inspector and Fire and Arson Investigation courses. It is also a designated institution by the Canadian Province of British Columbia. Graduation Candidates are as follows: Barrie, Ontario, Canada: Jeffery Keith Jones Black Creek, B.C., Canada: Nicholas C. Gottfried Borger: Taw Ray McWilliams Carthage: Jake Aaron Vanover Gladewater: Brent L. Underwood Hanna, Alberta, Canada: Robb S. David Hughes Springs: Justin R. Riehemann and Tanner Mack Smith

Kelowna, B.C., Canada: Max Carson Grayston Kilgore: Cody Deen Sprayberry Longview: Austin Moore and Johnny D. Villasenor Marshall: Gelvert M. Espinoza Mesquite: Garrett Lee Millsap Mineola: Jonathan L. Rodieck N. Vancouver B.C. Canada: Jefferey McCutcheon and Quinton Chad Rockhill Salmon Arm, B.C.: Blane C. Dalton and Brent Anthony Meszaros Whitehouse: Scott Michael Sanders Wolfe City: Chaffin David Andrews, Bryan Samuel Dawson and Tyler Andrew Deary

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Jenny R. Bradshaw Keeli N. Bradshaw Romona S. Brice Latasha A. Briggs Sharie L. Brown Chelcy A. Bryant Allan R. Cameron Michelle L. Carmichael Andrew P. Carnes Jose M. Castanon John R. Castellano Jahir Alexander Chavarria V Juan A. Chavez Ashanti L. Childs Stacy C. Christine Jessica L. Clayton Chelsea Carter Clinton Cameron G. Cockerell Briana Re’Quel Collins David Colteaux Edwyn O. Contreras Allen L. Cooper Lisa L. Cox Tammy R. Craig Sandra I. Cruz Morgan Moran Dailey Darren J. Danos Jr. Mohsin A. Dar Greaker M. Davis Kimberly A. Davis Ada E. Duarte Dubon Taydee Estrada Thomas L. Fierros Matthew J. Freeman James C. Fulton Ilsii A. Galvan Gregorio Garcia Kelli L. Garza Cody H. Gillis Rusty A. Goetz Daniel D. Golden Patti D. Gray Chrystal N. Green Don M. Gregory Stephanie L. Hannan Marcus L. Harry Willie J. Hawkins Jeanna D. Holly Victoria A. Hunt Katori S. Ingram Joseph K. Innerarity Johnna Von Janssen Charles G. Jones Kayla C. Jordan Charley S. Keen James D. Lilley Lydia M. Loritsch

Joshua O. Lundy Jared W. Lusk David Ramirez Martinez Diego A. Martinez Sabrina D. Maxwell-Weddel Hannah Ruth McCauley Whitney J. McHam Arthur L. Medford Ashera E. Mitchell Carmen Mondragon Mary R. Monts Justin P. Moody Mark J. Nelson Wealthy Nesbitt Takita C. Page Dequan P. Patterson Cristina L. Pena Shedrica L. Pickett Cherita C. Pipkin Tamika R. Pollard Mariela Ramirez Daniel L. Ramos Britaria R. Roberson Ashley N. Rogers Rosie L. Russell Christina L. Scott Robin F. Serfass Terry L. Shelly Mario E. Sierra Dylan W. Simmons Shequita T. Sisk Nina B. Siviero Sean T. Smith Madisen McKenzy Starr Virgel L. Strong Jeremy Q. Teague Marlisa M. Thomas Ada Thompson Staci A. Thorne Vali L. Traywick Karen D. Turner Marion R. Underwood Amber N. Vann Brittney A. Vann Deisy Vanessa Vicente Thomas L. Waltman Jessica M. Washington Norma N. Wheeler Demetric S. Williams Lauren N. Williams Roger B. Williams Synthia P. Wilson Phylisha J. Wood James E. Wright Audra Jelora Yerke

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