DOC`S COUNTRY COOKING 10th Annual Ladonia Ranch Rodeo



DOC`S COUNTRY COOKING 10th Annual Ladonia Ranch Rodeo
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Volume 16 Number 34, May 15, 2014
10th Annual Ladonia Ranch Rodeo
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Ladonia Rodeo Association held its
annual ranch rodeo. There were nine teams that participated in the
event. The teams put on a spectacular show for the spectators
demonstrating old time cowboy ranch work with a little bit of fun.
There was a tie for 1st place with the top two teams splitting the
jackpot money and then flipping for the trophy belt buckle set that
was provided by Cavender’s Boot City out of Greenville, Texas.
The Ladonia Rodeo Association would like to thank their sponsors
Ben E Keith, Cavender’s and K95.5 as well as thank all the volunteers that came out and worked to make this event a success.
Everyone be sure and mark your calendar for July 11th and 12th,
2014 for the 49th Annual Ladonia Rodeo, with a dance on Saturday
night July 12th featuring the Cody Bryan Band.
Discha Threlkeld
(Ladonia, Pecan Gap and Ben Franklin)
8:00am – 2:00pm
AT 214-226-2046
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Honey Grove
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New Hours - Open Sunday thru Wednesday 6a.m til 2 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. til 8 p.m.
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Honey Grove
Harmony House Concert May 25: On Sunday, May 25, 2014, 3-5
pm, hear the singable tunes written & performed by one America's
"National Treasures", Bill Staines, at Harmony House Concerts.
Harmony House is located just 10 miles North of Bonham near
Ravenna, TX, on Wildscape Acre, Bill
will perform two 45-minute sets with a 30-minute intermission.
Make reservations for Bill's upcoming gig at Harmony House by
calling 903/583-2661, indicating how many seats you would
like and leaving your contact information (preferably your phone
and e-mail). Malinda Allison stated, “I have attended many of
these "living room" concerts at Harmony House, and know you will
enjoy the unique atmosphere.” To learn more about Bill Staines'
remarkable musical career, go
MAY 31: Oh! The Places You’ll GO!. By Danny L. Loyd. This is the
theme for this year’s Relay for Life event in Bonham this year. Each
year millions of people participate in Relay for Life events around
the country. Every town either big or small will have Survivors,
Caregivers, and general participants walking around a track,
down the street, or in a field to raise money for the eradication of
cancer in this nation and around the world. It is a long fight, and
that is why we walk each year. We all look forward to year when
there will no longer a need to hold these events. We look forward
to the day when cancer is no more. This year the event will be at
the Bonham Civic Center (old National Guard Armory) on
Saturday, May 31, 2014 from noon to midnight. We are looking
teams to participate and raise money to cure cancer. To register or
to join an existing team, go to The
schedule of events that will be open to the public are:
First Tuesday of Each Month: Ladonia City Council Meeting, 6:30.
Second Monday or Each Month: Honey Grove City Council
Meeting, 7:00.
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All Sports Banquet
Honey Grove High
By: Sheryl Nicholson
The Honey Grove High
School All Sports Banquet will
be held Tuesday, May 13, at
6:30 PM, in the high school
cafeteria. “Catering 4 You” will
cater the event. The menu will
be chicken and beef fajitas.
Tickets must be purchased in
advance at the high school
office and must be presented at
the door. Tickets will be $13 for
adults and $8 for children 6 and
under. The deadline to purchase
tickets will be Friday, May 9th
at 3:30 PM. No tickets will be
sold at the door. Parking for the
event will be in the west parking
lot and you may enter through
the west door to the cafeteria.
HGISD Registration for
Pre-K & Kindergarten
By: Regina Lornson
Honey Grove Elementary
will be accepting early enrollment for Pre-Kindergarten and
Kindergarten on May 15th from
4:30-6:00 p.m. We will meet in
the elementary library, located
at 1202 N. 17th Street, Honey
You must provide a birth
certificate, social security card,
immunization records and identification of enrolling person at
time of pre enrollment. Pre K
enrollees must show proof of
income (check stub or current
tax form).
PK: Children must be 4 years
old by September 1, 2014 and
must be eligible by federal
income guidelines, home language, or diagnosed disability.
K: Children must be 5 years
old by September 1, 2014. If
your student is already enrolled
in our PK classes you DO NOT
Honey Grove I.S.D.
Spring Band Concert
May 22, 2014
You are cordially invited to
Honey Grove I.S.D. Spring
Band Concert Thursday, May
22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the high
school gymnasium. A reception
will follow in the high school
The Honey Grove ISD bands
have had numerous years of
continued success thanks in part
to you. In 2011-12 the Warrior
band was a state marching finalist and third in TMEA’s honor
band competition. This year the
band was alternate to state in
marching competition and won
its fifth consecutive sweepstakes award and is entering the
TMEA honor band competition
once again. The middle school
won state honor band in 2011
and recently won outstanding
band for the fourth consecutive
year at the Sandy Lake Music
Please come celebrate the
bands’ success at the spring
concert. Admission is FREE;
however, donations will be
accepted at the door. Monies
received will be used for band
scholarships, meals while on the
road, reward activities, trips and
other expenses that are deemed
necessary for band members to
continue their passion in music.
News From Fannindel I.S.D
“Falcon Territory”
Fannindel UIL Regional
Academic Meet
By: Robert Milton
Fannindel High School was
represented at the regional UIL
academic meet in Nacogdoches
this past weekend by Wesley
Kant and Cody Lemay. Wesley
participated in persuasive
speaking and was coached by
Kasey Russell. Cody was
coached by Tiffany Edwards
and participated in Computer
4,000 New Jobs
Coming to Plano!
By: Lucy Nashed: [email protected]
Gov. Perry Announces Toyota
Moving North American
Headquarters to Plano,
Generating 4,000 Jobs
Gov. Rick Perry today
announced Toyota Motor North
America is relocating its headquarters to Plano. The more than
$300 million capital investment
is expected to employ nearly
4,000 people upon completion,
and compliments the company’s
existing Texas operations. In
exchange for Toyota’s commitment to create these new jobs
and capital investment in Texas,
the state has offered Toyota an
investment of $40 million
through the Texas Enterprise
Fund (TEF).
“Over the past decade, Texas
and Toyota have developed a
strong partnership that has
resulted in good-paying jobs for
thousands of Texans,” Gov.
Perry said. “Toyota understands
that Texas’ employer-friendly
combination of low taxes, fair
courts, smart regulations and
world-class workforce can help
businesses of any size succeed
and thrive. We’re proud that
both the Tundra and Tacoma
bear the words ‘Made in Texas,’
and we’re excited our state will
be the nexus for Toyota’s North
American operations moving
Toyota’s Texas operations
include its $2.3 billion manufacturing facility in San Antonio
which supports 2,900 jobs.
Combined with its 21 on-site
suppliers, Toyota supports 6,000
jobs in San Antonio. The company cited a number of factors
in choosing a location for its
new headquarters, including the
TEF investment, Texas’ low
taxes, smart regulations, fair
courts and skilled workforce as
factors in its decision.
The project is supported by
an investment from the TEF,
which offers companies incentives to create jobs and invest in
Texas. When completed, it will
be one of the largest job creation
projects in TEF history. The
agreement is contingent upon
the finalization of contracts and
a local incentive agreement.
The Legislature created the
TEF in 2003 and reauthorized
the fund in 2005, 2007, 2009,
2011 and 2013 to help ensure
the growth of Texas businesses
and create more jobs throughout
the state. TEF projects must be
approved by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of
the House. The fund has since
become one of the state's most
competitive tools to recruit and
bolster business. To date, the
TEF has invested more than
$558 million and closed the deal
on projects generating nearly
74,500 new jobs and more than
$24 billion in capital investment
in the state.
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Windom SNAP Center Menu
Third Annual Wolfe City Country Cruise
Tony Aguilar
3rd Annual Wolfe City
Country Cruise Motorcycle
Ride will be Saturday, June 14,
2014; cost is $25.00 per bike
proceeds will benefit the Wolfe
City Volunteer Fire Department.
Registration is downtown Wolfe
City, Texas at 8:30 A.M. and
kickstands up at 10:00 A.M. We
are looking good people looking
for a good time.
The Country Cruise will take
you some of the best back roads
that Hunt, Lamar and Fannin
County have to offer. Again this
year will be giving plaques for
the Oldest Rider and the Oldest
Bike Ridden during the ride.
For an extra $5.00 you can sign
up for the Bike Show, plaques
will be given in five different
Prior to the start of the ride
we will have opening ceremonies with the Hunt County
Veterans Honor Guard present-
MAY 31: Oh! The Places You’ll GO!. By Danny L. Loyd. This is the
theme for this year’s Relay for Life event in Bonham this year. Each
year millions of people participate in Relay for Life events around
the country. Every town either big or small will have Survivors,
Caregivers, and general participants walking around a track,
down the street, or in a field to raise money for the eradication of
cancer in this nation and around the world. It is a long fight, and
that is why we walk each year. We all look forward to year when
there will no longer a need to hold these events. We look forward
to the day when cancer is no more. This year the event will be at
the Bonham Civic Center (old National Guard Armory) on
Saturday, May 31, 2014 from noon to midnight. We are looking
teams to participate and raise money to cure cancer. To register or
to join an existing team, go to The
schedule of events that will be open to the public are:
Saturday April 26, 2014 – Survivor Picnic Location TBA
We invite everyone to join us for the Kick Off Event to get this
started off with a BANG! Remember to put these dates on your
calendar and come join us in the fight against cancer.
First Tuesday of Each Month: Ladonia City Council Meeting,
Second Monday or Each Month: Honey Grove City Council
Meeting, 7:00.
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ing the colors. We will be honoring all veterans and volunteer
fire fighters. The Dallas Fire
and Rescue will have the Last
Call Honor Guard on hand to
Ceremony. We encourage all
fire fighters to attend this ceremony.
After The Country Cruise
each paid rider can enjoy our
free chili or use your voucher
for $5.00 off any meal at anyone
of the 3 downtown restaurants.
Well also have great music by
Jennie Lay and The Loose
Cannons, door prizes, and
We look forward to seeing
you if you need more information or would like a flyer call
Tony at 903-496-2331 or email
at you can also
check us out on or
Facebook at Wolfe City
Chamber of Commerce.
Allens Point Community
Meeting May 20, 2014
Community Club will meet
May 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to
bring a covered dish and join us
for a Pot Luck Dinner.
A short meeting will be
held. After the business meeting everyone can enjoy lots of
fellowship and games.
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Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Tail Gate Cleanup
Saturday, May 24, 2014
The Pleasant Grove Tail
Gate Cleanup will be held
Saturday, May 24, 2014 from
7:00 a.m. til 3:00 p.m.
Come join us in making our
space as nice as the people that
taught us how to be nice. Bring
a dish for the dinner after our
Let God keep us remembering those before us.
Jody McIntier
takes us out to meet them and
usually their other pet. We get
excited when one of our friends
gets out and we don’t. Guess
we’re all a little jealous. All day
we sit and wait for that person
that comes and picks us. We get
excited when our friends get to
leave with their new family, but
as the day goes by we start to
worry that we won’t get picked.
Where is our person?
The volunteers are always
wonderful at the end of the day
and it’s time to go back to the
shelter. They tell each of us that
we are loved and our family will
come. They will never give up
on us. We hear every week that
there is a home for every
animal; we just have to keep
Just want to let you
know…we are all waiting for
you. We are safe and loved, but
we want our own home. We
want our own family. We want
Come visit us at an adoption
event or come visit us at the
Shelter hours are
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, or Saturday 1-5 or by
appointment. We are at Petco in
Allen, Plano or Firewheel
though out the month and
Tractor Supply in Greenville on
the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Visit our face book to see where
you can find us (Barchard
[email protected] or call
903/496-2412. We are waiting
for YOU.
Remember to spay or neuter
to reduce the number of unwanted pets in our local shelters. If
you can’t adopt have you
thought of sponsoring a shelter
animal? For $30 a month you
can sponsor a pet.
903/640-3473 to get details.
Shelter 661 CR 4818, Wolfe
City, TX 75496.
Waiting For You
Friday is always an exciting
day for the dogs and cats at the
Barchard Shelter. It’s the day
that the people walk through the
shelter and pull those of us that
get to go to adoption events on
Saturday and Sunday. We all
wait anxiously to be chosen. We
run around showing our best
side trying to catch the attention
of the person pulling us out to
get ready for adoption. It’s
always sad when the person
says not this week you’re not on
rotation, but maybe someone
will come to the shelter this
weekend for you.
If it’s our week to go to adoption we get the spa treatment.
Starting with the dreaded bath,
ear cleaning, and nail trim.
Once that’s over its all just
excitement that we are going to
meet you our new best friend!
Saturday morning everyone is
on their best behavior as the volunteers load us up to go off to
the different locations for adoption. It’s all so exciting – a day
trip to meet our person!
Once we arrive at the adoption location it’s a mad rush to
run out and go potty and then
into the facility to await YOU.
We all get wonderful treats all
day long. People come by and
love on us and give us more
treats. It’s exciting when the
crate door opens and someone
Jody McIntier
President - Commerce Humane
Association/Frank Barchard
Memorial Animal Shelter
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903/640-3473 (cell)
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Last week was teacher appreciation week, nurses appreciation week and firefighters
appreciation week. May 8th was
V-E day, noting the end of the
war in Europe. We should stop
each day and first thank God
and then pray for all the people
who contribute to our well
being each day. Here in America
we all depend on each other.
May 11th we celebrated
Mother’s Day and it is said that
she who rocks the cradle rules
the world. A dedicated mother
does that, but not without help,
it takes a village.
A week or so ago our fire
department (volunteer) participated in a “fireman’s rodeo’ and
came in second place against
some bigger departments. In
this small town we have had
hundreds of great teachers and
still do. Nurses go above and
beyond in serving others, and
each one makes a difference in
our lives. While we are giving
thanks there are the farmers
who grow our food, our pastors
and Churches who enlarge our
spiritual lives and most everyone we come in contact with
who brings something into our
lives. Thanks to everyone.
Please be in prayer for
Juanita Smith Rogers. Dee Ivy
watches out for her and reports
that her health is deteriorating
Birthday greetings on May
17th to Curtis Ford and Jurase
Brown; on May 18th to
Rosemary Haden Marcum,
Bryan Runnels and Mackenzie
Langston; on May 19th to Daryl
Duncan; on May 20th to
Brittany Reel, Tootie Fields and
Jane Betters Zavala; on May
21st to Jennifer Nixon and
Patricia Lee; and on May 22nd
to Chris Crumb, Bonny Jean
Smith and Scotty Sandlin.
Regarding birthdays, June
Roderick will celebrate her
twice 40 birthday May 24th at
the Community Center in Pecan
Gap. She said that everyone is
welcome to attend.
Happy Wedding Anniversary
on May 21st to Noel and Leigh
Ann Scarborough Jones.
Shannon Bankston, Paula
Thomas and Alicia Green and
their families met with their
mother Fayra Bankston in
Sulphur Springs at the Redneck
Roadhouse for a meal and a visit
to celebrate Fayra’s birthday
and Mother’s Day.
Flags will be placed at the
Cemetery soon for Memorial
Day, to honor all veterans of all
wars. Debby Crofford and her
sister Cheryl Seilhan usually do
this but they would probably
appreciate any help they can
Ted Maines handed out
brochures for the Christian
Wholesale Store, and although
the books are good reading for
everyone it was done to furnish
reading material for children
who are home schooled. The
web address is www.Christian
Both a group from First
Baptist Ladonia and the
Chamber of Commerce of
met at Gloria’s
Kitchen Saturday morning. FBC
folks met at 8:00 a. m. for
breakfast and the Chamber of
Commerce held the monthly
meeting at 9:00 a. m. with
twelve present. Following the
welcome by President Debby
Frey the meeting was opened
with prayer by Todd Akers.
Anita Akers read the minutes of
the last meeting and gave the
treasurer’s report. It was reported that 1000 dollars was made
on the silent auction. Mayor Jan
Cooper reported that the City
Council meeting will be held
May 20th and asked everyone to
vote as each vote counts. The
city election was held at the
meeting room in City Hall from
7:00 a. m. to 7:00 p.m.
The annual 20 mile garage
sale will be held June 14th and
flyers will be ready soon to pass
out to folks so that they have
time to gather their garage sale
items. That same day the
Annual Wolfe City Country
Cruise will be held and 200 to
250 bikers are expected to ride
Chaparral Rails to Trails and
will be coming through
Ladonia. The Chamber will pass
out bottles of cold water to the
riders. On June 19th the LACE
building (former Delta Funeral
Home) will be open. The entertainment that had committed to
be perform is unable to be present on that date, so the Grand
Opening will be moved to a
later date.
Gail Levey is still at work on
plans for the Boyd Festival for
September and has four bands
scheduled to play, two of which
are Tommy Will Jones and
Crossroads. It is hoped that the
Light Crust Doughboys will be
playing also. September 10th
from 10:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m. is
the date for the Festival. There
will also be sellers and some
booths with food for sale. On
May 3rd 20 bike riders on Rails
To Trails came through Ladonia
and stopped for cold water at the
stand set up by Debby Frey and
Anita Akers. Bob Bledsoe was
the chairman of the Chapparal
Rails to Trails and kept it
He is recently
deceased so volunteers will be
needed to keep the site mowed.
Martha and Ricky Crews of
Pecan Gap have had health
problems but are feeling better.
Ricky is back at work but is
driving Martha to work in
Commerce as she is still having
trouble with her vision. Martha
was honored on Mother’s Day
when her dad, Granville Fields
and children, Kerry and Tracy
Crews, Brandon, Cameron and
Allyson and Steven Crews met
at Pecan Gap for a visit and a
meal. With the exception of
Steven, who was unable to
come at that time, the same
group spent the day at the home
of Ricky and Martha on Easter.
Robert, Kay and Chantz
Graff of Argyle were in Ladonia
to place flowers at the grave of
Kay’s mother, Reba Caskey for
Mother’s Day and her birthday.
They stopped by for a visit with
long time friend Wanetha Jones.
On Mother’s Day all of
Wanetha Jones’ children, sons
John and Rickey and daughter
and son-in-law, Karen and Ed
Pickard attended worship services with her at First Baptist
before having lunch and a good
family visit.
Keith Hester also attended
worship services with his mother Becky Hester.
Daughter Tina didn’t reach
Ladonia from Irving in time to
attend Church, but had a good
lunch ready and we had a good
visit. One of her gifts was the
book “Heaven is for Real”
which I had wanted to read.
Carol Shaw, who is at the bedside of her mother Joyce Moore,
who is critically ill in Indiana,
called and sent an e-card, and
grandson Travis called from
Kingston Springs, Tennessee.
The beautiful Mother’s Day
message at First Baptist was
brought by Youth Leader
Hayden Thomas and each mother was given a beautiful red
The Hulsey family is very
close knit and as grandson Scott
Hulsey had to work, and all the
family wanted to be together,
Tom and Oma Hulsey of
Ladonia, Greg, Alicia and Tyler
Hulsey of Commerce and
Charlie, Lesa, Tommy, Haley
and Ashtyn Lawhon of Honey
Grove met in Sherman where he
works, for a Mother’s Day meal
and visit during his lunch hour.
Mrs. Burleson is doing well
and is enjoying the beautiful
sights of spring in Mississippi.
Up to now the dogwoods and
azaleas have been affording
pleasure to all who viewed them
and now the magnolias are
Now taking Massage appointments at
Massage & Fitness Center
in Honey Grove
Weekend and evening appointments
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Letter Addressed To:
David Conejo, CEO
Red River Regional Hospital
I find myself again in the
very capable and dedicated care
of your squared away hospital.
I began Physical Therapy this
week with Angie Story; I like to
refer to her as my Drill
Instructor! I plan to begin
Respiratory Therapy next week.
I might regress here just a bit
to clarify my purpose to seek
and receive therapy at Red
River Regional. March 20th I
had lung surgery at U.T. Health
Science Center at Tyler. The
surgeon suggested that I should
undergo six weeks of respiratory therapy before my surgery.
He said the surgery and recov-
ery would be less stressful for
Well, I’m glad he passed on
that bit of wisdom.
Respiratory Therapy Program
and procedures developed my
lungs, diaphragm and chest
muscles to a much better condition to aid my recovery. For a
bonus, Rob Yost convinced me
to give up cigarettes. I smoked
for 51 years. Now I’m a Tootsie
Roll Fiend on a full-time sugar
rush! Speaking of sweet things,
you have a dedicated nurse here
that is a darn good kisser. I will
tell you her name is Melanie
Mincey (my wife) because I
think her husband would agree.
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City of Ladonia To
Hold City Wide Clean Up
By: Ladonia YahooGroups
City-Wide Clean-Up
Saturday May 10th thru
Sunday May 18th
7 am to 7 pm
Dumpster at Hwy 34 & FM
64 County Barn
No Hazardous Material
No Paint, Oil, Batteries,
Pesticide, Chemicals
No Used Motor Oil,
Gasoline, Solvents, Oil Filters,
Electronics, Computers
No Audio/Video Equipment
No TV’s, Tires, Metal,
Wheels, Shingles
No Waste from Contractors /
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May 19, 2014 in Bonham
The Department of State
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Suite A,
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May 19, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30
p.m. at the Bonham Housing
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Bonham, Tx.
Please bring shot record,
parents must be present. Must
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child/$20.00 per family.
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Honey Grove Cowboy Church
June 1 @ 5pm til 8
Silent Auction is for the Youth Camp Fund
Food, Fun, Games, Music and Fellowship
Admission is free and Donations are Welcome!
Highway 100 just north of the Rodeo Arena
Everyone is Invited to Join Up with us!
Fish Fry
The Allens Chapel Community will hold
their annual Fish Fry Fund Raiser on
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Allens
Chapel Community Center located 4
miles north of Hwy. 82 on FM 1396.
Serving will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Free will donations accepted for the
meal of Fish, Pinto Beans, Hush Puppies, French Fries, Tea,
Coffee and Dessert.
Additional funding provided by Trinity River Chapter of
Thrivent Financial.
All proceed will go toward the upkeep of the Allens Chapel
Community Center and Cemeteries.
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By Nelda Campbell
Congratulations to the three
Pecan Gap City Council
Alderman that were elected
Saturday for a 2 year term.
Sharline Freeman, and Dewey
Marsh were elected and we
appreciate their volunteered
time in helping to conduct business for our small city. The City
Council now consist of Warner
Cheney, Mayor, John Moss,
Jerry Park, Ed Pickard, Sharline
Freeman, and Dewey Marsh.
Nelda Campbell is City
Secretary. Jack Kiley who lost
his race for the city council is to
be commended for his interest
and support for the city. As
most of you know, Jack is Fire
Chief for the
Pecan Gap
Volunteer Fire Department and
they have done a wonderful job
and have been there for folks in
the city as well as the surrounding communities. Jack has
served as Fire Marshall for
Delta County as well as other
civic positions and we appreci-
ate his interest and input in all of
these positions.
Thanks registered voters for
the large turn out that took place
at Saturday's election. Amazing!
Fifty nine (59) folks voted out
of 80 registered to vote within
the Pecan Gap city limits in
Delta County and 7 registered
voters living within Pecan Gap
city limits in Fannin County.
This shows that you are interested in our small fair city and like
how the city has been run in the
past. We appreciate you getting
out and voting.
Our sympathy goes to the
family of Betty Hensley formerly Commerce and lived in the
Pecan Gap area at one time.
Services were to be held at
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home
in Greenville on Tuesday May
13 and burial at Pecan Gap
Betty's children
David, Eric, Edwin, and Tim
attended school in this area
when they were young and
Betty attended First Baptist
Church Pecan Gap when she
lived in this area.
Our sympathy goes to the
family of Wanda Goates who
lived in the Pecan Gap area
many years ago. Services for
Wanda were to be in Commerce
Funeral Home May 12th.
Wanda's children attended
school in this area when they
were young. Be in prayer for
this family.
Betty Davis is at home but
very ill. Continue to keep Betty
and Ancil in your prayers.
Helen Park is to have hip
replacement surgery Monday,
May 12th, and we ask that you
keep Helen in your prayers.
Helen has been in much pain
and has needed this hip surgery
for many months. We wish her
a speedy recovery. Jennifer,
Helen and Jerry's daughter, was
here for the weekend and was to
be here for Helen's surgery.
Lois Amundson and Bob
Cadenhead have gone to Iowa
for the summer and will be
missed greatly. Lois has family
in Iowa and she will be there
close to her son and grand
children. Her and Bob raise a
wonderful garden while there
and bring back wonderful cream
style corn when they return to
Titus Gable was with his
grandparents Ed and Karen
Pickard over the weekend.
Titus had a great big smile and
gave me (Nelda) a great big hug
which thrilled me much.
As usual, Rita Erwin joined
her mom, June Roderick, in
church services Sunday at First
Baptist Pecan Gap.
Beeler also joined his mom
Gwen Beeler. Ricky did a beautiful tribute to his mom as well
as those that have lost their
moms recently. It is always a
thrill to see Rita and Ricky and
we appreciate their thoughtfulness.
Per Request... Reprinting Some Old Favorites... and in high
hopes that Uncle Herbert may someday continue his writings.
Down Home
By: John Herbert Sherwood
The Postman and His Dogs
To most folks, I imagine, their idea off a
walking Postman job is that of a person who
walks along carrying a bag, and putting letters and packages in their patrons mailboxes.
Let me share with you that that is far
from the confines of the job. I did many
other things in my 25 years on the job, let
me mention a few: I started Mrs.
Mcfarland's car on cold mornings, she had a
tendency to flood it, you see, I helped Argus
Turner out of the ditch in front of his house
when he was mowing his yard. I found Mrs.
Gasperson where she had fallen and broke
her hip in her backyard, and notified the
medics, I prayed for Mildred Dougherty
when she was in need. In other words, I was
a full service Postman.
But the most interesting thing about my
job, I guess you might say, was my interaction with dogs.
There was this Beagle dog that belonged
to Jack Holmes, that walked with me for
two years. He was a gentleman, never
impulsive, when he greeted me in the morning, he never reared upon me or barked, he
greeted me with a wag of his tail. Then we
marched together on the mail route.
He walked by my hand, always at my
side, and when we met Dobermans or
German Shepherds or any other big dog, he
moved between me and the dog as if in protection. He stood very alert, with his ears
up, then we would move down the street
with the beagle once more at my side. I was
sad when I heard he was run over and
Then there was the aggressive dogs that
considered me the enemy, I will mention a
I was walking down Pacific street, just
strolling along on a nice day, when something told me to look back, I did, just in
time. There was this big red Boxer in mid
air, diving at me, so I swung my mail bag
and hit him in mid air, at which time Julious
Gene Allen came out of the house at a trot,
hollering at his dog, then snapping him on a
He inquired about my health, and I
assured him I was alright, and from that day
onward he kept him on a leash, and I
walked with confidence down the street.
I was walking on East Market Street past
Ray Terrells house, and I had never seen a
dog at that house, when suddenly there was
a jolt on my right hip, and when I wheeled
around, a Doberman had hold of my trouser
leg, and he ripped them from my hip to my
ankles. When I hollered at him, he trotted
into the back yard. I reckon he considered
point made. I walked to 14th Street, with
pants dragging, where Mrs. Annie Lair saw
me, brought out her package of safety pins,
and pinned me up.
Mrs. Terrell offered to buy me a new pair
of trousers, which was very nice, but I told
her I had plenty of pants, but it was my skin
I was concerned about. We both laughed
and forget it. Now that was also a miss. He
missed me by the thickness of my trouser
I would also like to mention the dog,
who didn't want to bite me, he just wanted
to scare the life out of me. He was the property of John Wayne Shipman, who lived on
West Market Street, and this was his dog's
ritual. He would hide behind a big hedge,
which was placed right by the mail box.
So I would walk across the yard, all was
quiet, guess the dog is not at home, I
reached the mail box, reached up to put the
letters in the box, when this monster jumped
out at me, barking and growling and showing his teeth, but never bit me. I got even
one day when he followed me into the yard,
still putting on his act, but this time he got
too close, and I planted my #14 brogan right
under his stomach, lifting him some 4 feet
into the air, when he came down he whined
and limped back to the hedge bush. You
know, I just felt so good all day.
So that was another miss, but this one
was not intentional, he never meant to bite.
The kick I made however, was all intentional.
Now here is a couple of the hits, the
times when they got me.
Elizabeth Franklin, who lived on South
1st Street, had a big white long haired dog.
He lay on the walk daily, sleeping in the
sun, right next to the mail box, you must
step over him to put the mail in the box.
Now I knew by experience that there was
no malice in him. I would have her mail in
my hand, I would step over the dog, he
would open one eye, but never move, I
would put the mail in the box, step back
over him, he would open one eye, but never
move, and I was on my way down the
Now you must realize I had done this a
thousand times, no problem. But one day, as
I stepped over him he got me, and tore an
ugly gash in the calf of my leg. Now that
was a hit, as you know, he hit his mark.
When I got home, and pulled off my
trousers to take my shower, Golda saw the
wound, and gave a little scream, "What happened, did you report it to the Post Master,
stand still so I can see it." I thought she was
going to faint.
Well, everything turned out all right,
next morning I reported it to the Post
Master, Jack Shelton, who warned
Elizabeth about the dog, and Jack watched
him for 10 days as you are supposed to do
to see if the dog is rabid, and it turned out
that he was alright. My leg healed nicely.
One more time, it is illegal to keep a dog
in the Housing Unit. One day I got bit by a
dog there.
So the Post Master had the Police to search
the Unit, for the dog, so they could contain
him. After two days the Police found him,
seems the ladies in the housing unit thought
he was so pretty, and they befriended him
and fed him.
So the Police put him in a cage at City
Hall, so they could keep watch over him.
And John William Luttrell was Mayor.
So after 10 days I went by City Hall to
see if the dog was still O.K. I met John
William at the door, and I asked him if the
dog was still all right. He looked at me
mournfully, shook his head, and said,
"Herbert, I'm really sorry, but you know it's
been nice knowing you all these years, sorry
it had to end this way". Then he looked at
my shocked face, slapped me on the back,
and said, with a laugh, "Naw the dog's all
And that's the way it was, Down Home.

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