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A Public Service of Shepherd, Texas VOLUME 18 ● NUMBER 27 McCLAIN’S FOOD MARKET July 2, 2008 SHEPHERD COMMUNITY NEWS Cody Little Hawk Swimmer Playing the Games of Our Lives to perform at ...Shepherd T-Ball District Champs Shepherd Independence Day Celebration By Olene Reaves, President, Chamber of Commerce Cody Little Hawk Swimmer was raised in the old traditions of the eastern Cherokee in NC. For over 26 years, Mr. Swimmer has been a composer, song writer, recording artist, Native American Music Awards nominee and international guest speaker, performer and story teller. His performances with his Native American Flute include working with orchestras all around the world, providing background music for numerous movies and theatrical productions, as well as appearances on Radio and TV including the Oprah Winfrey Show and Grand Ole Opry. He has played with Willie Nelson and many outstanding Native American musicians. His Hawk Song Productions presents all unique and “one of a kind” fine quality authentic hand made Native American Arts, CDs and DVD’S .His performance promises to be a moving and rewarding experience and a beautiful addition to our patriotic celebration. The event begins at 5:00 pm at the Shepherd Community Center, 10251 Hwy 150W, Shepherd. Call 936-628-3890 for further information. Top left to right: Coach Brady, Manager Jackie Kelso, Coach Joe Benny. Middle Row: Shawn Goins, Justin Capps, Jarrett Whitmire, Chayce Jimmerson, Luis Rivera, Seith Grubbs, and Hank Kelso. Bottom: Kenan Shepherd Fireworks and Turner, Jonah Bellard, Jacob Holland, Aum Dalwadi, and Gage McAnnaly. Patriotic Celebration By Tammy Kelso Luis Rivera, and Jacob Holland in the outfield there promises to be a memorable event! Feet left the ground, tears fell and hugs exchanged was nothing more that a double allowed. They shut Saturday, July 5th is the time for everyone to as the Shepherd t-ball boys got their third and final down all the big hits. Jarrett Whitmire, Aum Dalwadi, gather at the Shepherd Community Center for a out in the extra inning of the District 7 Championship Hank Kelso, Shawn Goins, Chayce Jimmerson and special evening celebrating our Country’s freedom. Game Sunday night. These little ball players played first baseman Kenan Turner dominated the infield Olene Reaves, President of the Shepherd their hearts out in Livingston, Texas this past weekend. making unbelievable plays. They gunned out many Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the event, They went up their wearing their new blue uniforms hitters keeping the games tight. urges everyone to, “Come early and come hungry as proud to have their names on their jerseys and had no We played Livingston National hoping to win and there will be so much to entertain you and plenty of idea how much fun they were fixing to have. be leaving champions but came up short losing our good food. You don’t want to miss any of it. Bring Starting the tournament off the Shepherd team first game of the tournament. Now Shepherd was tied your lawn chairs, enjoy the music and patriotic played at 6pm on Friday night to face West Hardin. with Livingston National. The championship game presentations and watch the fireworks followed by The boys were nervous but played hard. They won was to start 30 minutes later. The winner of this game dancing.” this game 21 to 7. The second game was against the was to be named champions. So the game started with Place: Shepherd Community Center, 10251 Hwy Livingston National team. This was a real nail biter. everyone standing. At the end of the first inning it 150 W. Call 936-628-3890 for further information. The game went back and forth. We started off 5 to 0 was tied 3 to 3. The entire game was close. At the end going into the second inning but they inched up to us of the 5th inning the game was tied 12 to 12. We could toward the end of the 5th inning. The score was 20 to not believe this. We knew our boys could do it but Rash of burglaries cleared 20 and we had last bat and only needed one run. Hank they are 5, 6 and 7 year olds. Truthfully nothing was Kelso got up to bat and got to third. Everyone was for sure. We were visitors. Last bat and we struggled with arrests nervous because no matter where the ball was hit that just to get 2 runs. This team was awesome too. So SJ News Times 6.8.08…A rash of burglaries in team could gun us out. Seith Grubbs was up to bat. three outs and we are champions right? Easier said San Jacinto County were cleared this week with the He hit the ball. Coach Joe Benny sent Hank home and than done. First batter got up and struck out, second arrest of two Conroe suspects. Shepherd won 21 to 20. batter got up tried to hit it easy, it landed on the circle San Jacinto County Sheriff Lacy Rogers said So now Shepherd was undefeated in the when Shawn Goins the catcher ran up threw the ball Deputy Cheyenne Liscomb single-handedly captured tournament and they had a bye. Shepherd had to wait to Kenan on first and got our second out. Two outs, the pair as they were leaving the county with a load and see what the other teams did to learn their fate. one to go. Everyone is screaming and pacing in the of stolen items. Livingston American beat out West Hardin. Then stands. The next two batters get on first and second. Arrested and charged with a variety of offenses, Livingston National beat out Livingston American We are biting nails and praying for these lil boys. including family violence, were Tiffany Pearson, 24, which left us to battle out for the title with the team All they need is one big hit and an error and they and Harry Hadlock, Jr., 34. that was so hard to beat. Manager Jackie Kelso, Coach tie or beat us. The last batter gets up, hits a shot to Sheriff Rogers said the pair is suspected of Brady and Coach Joe had some adjustments to make left centerfield and Jonah Bellard gracefully snags burglarizing storage facilities in Shepherd and in order for the boys to have a better chance at this it for the final out of the game. Awesome! Within 1 Coldspring. “While attempting to burglarize a barn title. They took Jonah Bellard off the mound and put minute the stands were empty and the fans entered at the residence on FM 945, Coldspring, the female him as rover, where he dominated, catching almost the field hugging and kissing their lil’ champions. Go homeowner approached the pair with a .22 rifle. everything in the air that entered the outfield. With SHEPHERD! GOOD LUCK IN STATE! Hadlock jerked the gun away from her and pointed Jonah, Gage McAnally, Seith Grubbs, Justin Capps, the rifle at her warning her not to call 911,” Rogers said. As Pearson and Hadlock were attempting to c e l e b r at e leave the county, Deputy Liscomb pulled their vehicle over and made the arrest. Besides a variety of burglary charges, Hadlock i N D e P e N D e N c e DaY ! was also charged on a family violence assault. Growing up Shepherd…“The Tent Show” Sheriff Rogers said. “As Pearson and Hadlock were leaving Shepherd with a load of stolen items from a storage facility some of the items fell off the trailer. Hadlock beat Pearson (who had two black By John “Freddy” McDowell was loud enough to be heard through out Shepherd, In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, Johnson’s the folks would begin to gather, many from as far eyes) for not tying the items on the trailer better.” tent show was the entertainment center of Shepherd. as Coldspring. All would be dressed in their finest. Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Randy Ellisor set Television was yet to come, there were probably less Friday and Saturday was the most attended nights, so bond at $178,000 with additional charges pending that a half dozen in Shepherd. When I say “Tent Show,” we had some of the better western movies, perhaps on Hadlock. Pearson’s bond was set at $50,000. I am referring to a movie theatre in a large tent. Back John Wayne, Hopalong Cassidy or Bob Steel. then Shepherd was far too small to have a theatre, Back in that time there were not many jobs Wanna Winna Wishing Well? so often tent shows came to Shepherd, sometimes for for kids. I was fortunate to work for Mr. and Mrs. only one weekend at a time. The difference with the Johnson. My job was to pop and serve the popcorn Johnson tent show was, they came to stay. I don’t as well as crush the ice and sell snow cones. Several recall just when they came to Shepherd with their times a week, after school, I would come by the tent tents and paraphernalia but it was sometime in the and rearrange the chairs and rake the trash from the 1940’s. Johnson’s tent show was located where the saw dust floor. I liked this part, often while raking I Kolache shop now stands, next to the railroad, on would find money and one occasion I found a dollar. Highway 150. On special holidays or occasions I traveled with Along with the movie, there was other Mr. Johnson to nearby towns where we would set entertainment. The smell of popcorn filled the air up for a few days. The first time I ever traveled to and various flavors of snow-cones were to be had the far away cities of Cleveland and Coldspring was for only a dime. For the gamblers at heart, there was with him. One time we went to Coldspring for the the penny pitch and the booth where you could pay June 19th celebration. I worked Friday and Saturday fifteen cents to knock all the lead filled milk bottles and earned $5.00. That was a fortune to be spent down or off the platform in order to win a quarter. at McClary’s Drug Store for comic books and ice Often there was swearing after the participant missed cream. with his third and last ball. The penny pitch was much Things were quite different then than now. The like a very large checker board with various numbers picture show was segregated but all were welcome. The Wishing Well pictured above will be given painted on each square. You pitched your penny The children played together regardless the color. away on July 15th. There will be a drawing but and if it stopped on a square and didn’t touch a line The “People of Color” sat on the left side and to the you do not have to buy a ticket to be eligible. Mr. you won the amount that was printed on the square. back, facing the screen. The remainder of the tent Richard Sheffield of Shepherd built and donated this In addition to the games, on special occasions, Mr. was for whites. There was a bleacher section on each bit of art so that one very lucky person can take it Johnson would set up his photography booth. There side we called the “buzzards roost.” The Johnsons home to enjoy. Each person who visits the Shepherd was a time when we had bingo on special nights. were careful to not offend the local churches.. They Senior Center between now and July 15th can enter Prizes’ were small but the bingo was free. I recall would not have a movie any night that there was a his/her name once per day. A name will be drawn at around 1949 I was envied by all when I won a five church service in the area. Noon on the 15th. pound bag of sugar as a prize. Either movies or parties were the only other The Shepherd Senior Center is open Tuesday, The picture show would begin as near dark as place a young man could take his date. I was much Wednesday and Thursday from 8 am to 1:30 pm. possible but the entertainment often started an hour or too young to care about dating and girls then. I would Salad is served at 11:30 am with lunch served about so before that. Things would get started with music. often laugh at how the guys would try to impress their 11:45 am. You do not have to eat lunch to visit the Mr. Johnson had a great selection of the most up to- dates by buying popcorn and snow cones for them. center. You do not have to be a ‘senior’ to enter this date records of that time. He would start with Eddy Most, if they had the two-bits, would have their drawing. The lunch is $2.50 for seniors over 60 Arnold singing his big hit “Cattle Call” or maybe picture made as a keepsake of the good times had . years of age and $5.00 for anyone younger. Call “Shotgun Boogie”, by Tennessee Ernie Ford followed Those were some of the “good old days” as I (936) 628-3733 for more information. by Hank or Lefty.. When the music started, and it remember them growing up in Shepherd. Two Birthdays in the July 2, 2008 Kyle Family AROUND TOWN By Dona Bryant Happy Birthday to… When we think of Chia seeds, an image comes to mind of the Chia Pet – a clay figurine with Chia sprouts By: Pat Jennings for hair. However, most don’t realize that Chia seeds are highly nutritious, medicinal, and have been used ‘What do you see in the flames?” drew a very for centuries for their beneficial properties. Chia was a good reader response. I always enjoy speaking with staple for Incan, Mayan, and Aztec cultures. you especially when I hear a lot of give-and-take Today, Chia seed is being rediscovered as a family conversation going on in the background. ‘superfood,’ providing essential fatty acids (omegas Here is the report: 3, 6, and 9). The seeds are easily digestible and are Frieda Ortiz was the first caller and said that she currently being used for endurance for athletes, saw the Statue of Liberty in the flames. She is right in suppressing the appetite, weight loss, leveling blood sync with photographer Bud Young who also sees the sugar, and for aiding intestinal regularity The seeds are statue. Donna Schofield, the younger kids and Ted, all 30% protein, and high in vitamins, minerals and anti- agreed it was the Statue of Liberty without a doubt! Jacob Morgan Amanda Kyle oxidants. Kathy Pate saw “Lady Liberty.” (I like that title.) Chia seeds readily dissolve in water, creating a Sondra Smith and her husband, Shane also saw the June 25, 2008 (Mize) substance that looks like gelatin. Researchers believe Lady; however, Nicole Wade saw Elvis playing his July 6, 2008 that this same gel-forming phenomenon takes place in guitar! Kim Willett and those in the room with her Wishing you both a very happy birthday, a great the stomach when Chia seed is consumed, thus creating all saw the Statue but she said her husband Wayne day, and many more to come! We love you both a physical barrier between carbohydrates and digestive wasn’t home yet and she would ask him and call me very much. A big Happy Birthday from all of us. enzymes and slowing the conversion of carbohydrates back! Joey Horn called to tell that she sees the Statue Love from your Nana, Deanna (Beckett) Kyle into sugar. Slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into of Liberty and that she has been working with Brenda and the late Sandy Le’Roy Kyle sugar aids those dealing with diabetes and obesity. Myers and the Children’s Impact Center. I told her For weight loss, Chia seeds are an appetite I was proud of her for doing that! Then she asked suppressant, and Chia gel may be used to replace Long family celebrates food. Bulking up a meal with Chia gel helps lessen the her little brother Bryan what he saw in the flames? He studied for a while and then went along with the amount of food consumed. Chia gel may also be used birthday, graduation and in place of fats, even within baked goods, and ground Statue of Liberty. Ah, but here is the one I like best: Rebecca Clark saw Lady Liberty, but Bobby Phelps family reunion! Chia seeds may be used in place of flour. Chia seed has saw an Indian with a feathered headdress looking hydrophilic properties, and can absorb more than 12 sideways up at the sky! times its weigh in water. Because of this, Charla Fuller, Joe Kyle, and Alma Bueno all saw Chia seeds can prolong hydration, helping the ‘Lady with the Torch;’ however, Ruby Hubbard retain moisture and regulate more efficiently was torn between a lady looking in a mirror and Olive the body’s absorption of nutrients and body Oil (Popeye’s girlfriend) holding a club about to hit fluids, including electrolyte balance. 1-4 Tablespoons of the raw seeds may Bruno! Go figure! be used per day, mixing them into water, My disclaimer: I made notes as people called juice, or a smoothie. They have a pleasant but I may have gotten some family names mixed up. nutty flavor. One of the most common Chalk it up to I am old and pitiful and forgive me! ways to consume Chia seeds is to make a All of us were stunned at the news that Willie Chia gel by placing 1/3 cup Chia seeds into Mae Campbell passed away. As I understand it she a sealable container, add 2 cups of water, became ill on Saturday and was rushed to Cleveland and whisk briskly. Let the mixture sit for Hospital. She was transferred to Methodist Hospital in 5-10 minutes, and then whisk again before Houston on Sunday, where she died Monday evening. placing into the refrigerator. The mixture Cause of death: a stroke. Funeral services were held will turn into a gel, and will last up to 3 at Lake Pool Church, Saturday, June 28th at 11:00 am. weeks if refrigerated. The recommended As Judge Blanchette once said of Willie Mae, dosage is 3 Tablespoons 3 times per day. “She is a very classy lady.” She could light up a room The gel may be incorporated into jam, with her smile, and she was always a major part of cereal, yogurt, smoothies. One pound of the community. She and I would meet up often at The Long clan gathers: Top row – Brandon Runyan Chia seeds will make approximately 24 cups of gel. funerals and sit together. She was a big help to me (2008 graduate), Jackie Haltom, Butter Cowart, For information on quality Chia Seeds call 936 628- with the paper – calling me with news and getting Cecilia Fitzsimmons, Brenda Long, Carol Sue information. It is hard for me to believe that such 1156; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Smith, Cindy Smith, Tammy Long and Delbert Long. The information presented herein by The Herb a vibrant personality is gone from us. She will be Seated are Jimmie Long, Delwin Long, Charlotte Page is intended for educational purposes only. These greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of being Long and Jack Long himself! statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and related to her or being her friend! By Pat Jennings are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent Quote of the week: “For death begins at life’s On Saturday, May 31, 2008, the Long Family disease. first breath, and life begins at touch of death.” John Clan gathered at the Shepherd Community Center to Oxenham (1852-1941) English journalist, novelist celebrate Jack’s 80th Birthday and Brandon Runyan’s graduation from Shepherd High School. Shepherd Primary School and poet. Jack and Jeanine started their dairy business A B Honor Roll 6th 6 weeks 07-08 in Tarkington in 1948. In 1950 he lost his whole FIRST GRADE: Dylan Arie, Jessie Beaver, Joshua ATTENTION SENIOR Brock, Mark Brown, McKenzie Cain, Johnny Cornett, herd to Antharax. Son, Jimmy Long, said, “The government officials came out and shot the ones that III, Makayla Currie, Yulisa Delgado, Aylissa Garcia, CITIZENS!!! Sarah Jo Gobert, Jessica Griffin, Jordan Griffin, Bryan didn’t die and buried all of them.” Hernandez Tovar, William Horner, Billy Jackson, Over 400,000 Texans will not In 1956 the family moved to Shepherd and Kenzee Jordan, Jason Kyle, Griselda Lopez, Filiberto receive Economic Stimulus Checks! bought the Ellis dairy on FM 223 and worked that Marin, Ashley Moreno, Jacob Morgan, Heavyn WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Kevin until 1972 (25 years). During that time, Jack also Patterson, William Platero, Jr., Angelina Ramirez, Brady (R –Texas) is worked part time for the Texas Forest Service. Stevie Reece, Tyler Roberts, Kenton Rushing, Ezra alarmed by new data that Jeanine passed away in September of 2005. Stanley, Triston Stanley, Madison Steele, Dakota shows 414,482 Texans The kids, Jackie, Celia, and Jimmy, were not Sullivan, Karina Villasenor, Cassidy Wade, and Alexis won’t be receiving an crazy about the dairy business! During the school Williams. Economic Stimulus Check year Jack didn’t make them milk early in the morning SECOND GRADE: Dilyn Addison, Trey Barrett, in the mail at a time when but they had to help in the evening; however, summer Lauren Bowen, Carlet Boyd, Jr., Danielle Brown, prices at the pump are at time they were up at the crack of dawn milking and Barbara Castillo, Graviela Chavez, Kristen Clary, an all-time high. “This is complaining about it! Dakota Cones, Martia Foreman, Zachary Freeze, devastating news,” said Jackie recalls one of the cows that would kick Victoria Hardy, Cecilia Hopkins, Gustavo Jimenez, Brady, “especially when with both feet at once…she claims she has the scars Nicholas Jimenez, Hannah Kelso, Karinna Macias, you realize that 68% of to prove it. She can’t remember the kicking cow’s Savannah Martin, Ivette Martinez, Bailey McMaster, those missing out are our seniors who are the most in name but there was a cow named “Three Squirts” Robert Moffett, Cameryn Pennington, Stephen Reece, need of this financial boost.” that they could ride. (Jack is well known for his Mykaela Reed, Bobby Rivers, Terrance Robinson, The most recent figures provided to Congress Jr., Jeremy Smith, Xena Torres, Chase Unger, Jacob show 281,640 senior citizens are among the Texans ability to name cows and people. There is a Martin Watson, and Dalton White. who have yet to file a 2007 tax return, which is a boy known to this day as ‘Brains’ thanks to Jack - he also named Hoppy Thornton!) Among the dairy requirement to get their $300 stimulus check (or cows, there was a horse named Peanut who regularly Community Classifieds $600, for married couples). Brady is very concerned that seniors who normally don’t meet the minimum got in line with the cows, stood in the milking stall HELP WANTED: Licensed Cosmetologist, Tops ‘n and ate the feed! Dewz. Call (936) 628-3869. income requirement to file a tax return are being I asked Jackie how old she was when her Dad FOR SALE: Hog trailer - $150; Utility trailer - $100; left out in the cold because they don’t have the right made her help in the barn. She says she thinks about 1995 Skylark Buick- $350 (needs work); house and information on the process. five years old. It was her job to pick up the tags and four lots. Call (936) 828-1107. Since a tax return is necessary to receive the string. She remembers that she refused to do it and RABBITS FOR SALE: Cell (281) 659-6156 or Cell stimulus check regardless of whether any taxes are (281) 659-6252. owed, Brady is taking the necessary forms to area got her ‘butt whupped!’ After that she picked up the FOR RENT: Two bedroom, one bath senior centers ahead of a new Internal Revenue tags and strings. Life on a dairy farm! house with metal roof, wood siding, Service initiative to mail out letters that explain the Happy Birthday to Jack Long – who still has French doors, vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, central a/c, process to more than five million American retirees. cows, still bails hay, and still goes dancing! tile floors, front and back covered porches. Very clean So far, 76.5 million rebate checks totaling $64 billion and newly built. NO PETS OR SMOKERS. Quiet, have been issued. An additional 124 million checks Church News safe, park-like setting in Shepherd school district. $600 are in the process of being mailed out. THE SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST a month plus security deposit. References required. Brady received a briefing on the distribution of CHURCH is excited to announce the official 936-628-2337 the Economic Stimulus checks during a hearing of the groundbreaking ceremony for our new parsonage. TRACTOR MECHANIC: I know someone that Ways and Means Committee. He is concerned that Please join us after worship Sunday, July 6, 2008 at works on farm tractors. He’s retired, but is a good “high fuel prices are wiping out much of the impact of 12:15 pm. Refreshments will be served following the mechanic on small farm tractors, and he is cheap. His the stimulus checks, which was debatable anyway.” ceremony. We request the prayers of the community, name is Jerry, his phone number is (281) 806-1600. “By failing to act to produce more American- as we build a home for our pastor, John Stephenson. Call after 7am-10 pm. He lives here in Shepherd and made energy and allowing our dependence on foreign The parsonage address is 69 Hill Ave, just east of the you can bring it to him & he’ll fix it.! oil to grow dangerously high, Congress is neutralizing FOR SALE: A/C window unit for house the impact of the checks on our economy.” Methodist Church at 222 and 150. Come and join us in thanking God for this blessing and dedicating or mobile home. 18,200 BTU, 220V every nail to his glory. SHEPHERD CHURCH OF CHRIST announces with remote control. Less than one year old. $175 OBO. (936) 628-2337. Calendar - July 2008 FOR SALE: 1992 Lexus LSr00, all power, auto, 4 5 Independence Day Celebration – Vacation Bible School on Saturday, July 12th from 9 door, 194K miles, run’s good, $3500. Call Cell #(281) Community Center 5–11 pm am to 3 pm. Ages 4th – 6th grade are invited. Lunch will be provided. Are you ready to get lost in a 659-6156 or Cell #(281) 659-6252. 7 Athletic Boosters 7:00 pm tropical island? Meet us at “Castaway Bay” where FOR SALE: Above ground pool, round 24’ x 48’, sand 8 Shepherd 4-H Club meeting 6:30 pm faith conquers fear and all doubts are castaway! filter, in pool steps, and deck ladder. Kreepy Krawly 10 Crime Stoppers Meeting - vacuum, one winter cover, one leaf cover (used one Pct. 2 Courtroom 5:30 pm time). Still up and full of water, just don’t have time Obituary to use it anymore. Still has winter cover on, so water 14 City Council Meeting – Pct. 2 Courtroom 7:00 pm is clean and clear and pool is clean. You disassemble. Joyce J. Turner Paid $3,000 will take $500 FIRM. (936) 628-6065. 15 Friends of the Library 2:30 pm September 1941 – June 2008 FOR SALE: 2004 Sprinter (by Keystone) 28 ft., Fifth 16 Shepherd Chamber of Commerce noon Joyce J. Turner of Shepherd, Texas went to be Wheel, sleeps 6, living room slide, sofa bed in living For news or special events to be published in room, table makes a bed, queen bed in bedroom, lots with the LORD June 17, 2008. She is survived by of storage space in living room and bedroom. Large Shepherd Community News: her husband Charles Turner, Sr., sons David and Drop off your information/picture at McClain’s, Charlie, daughters Lisa and Nancy, granddaughters refrigerator, convection/microwave oven. Good air, e-mail to email@example.com, Lauren and Jordan. good tires, everything like new. Very clean inside, or fax to (936) 628-2866. mauve interior. Kept under RV shed. Bought new in Information may not be taken over the telephone. She will be missed and loved by everyone who June of ‘’04. No equity, you just refinance. Will call Include contact information on your request to have something published. was blessed to have had her in their lives. for payoff if you are interested. 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