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  VOLUME 20 ● NUMBER 29                                                            McCLAIN’S FOOD MARKET                                                                                        Shepherd, Texas
                                                                                                                                                                                                 July 21, 2010
                                    SHEPHERD COMMUNITY NEWS
            Blood Drive in Shepherd
     Shepherd Masonic Lodge #866 will be sponsoring a Blood Drive
on Friday, July 23, 2010, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The Gulf Coast
Blood Center blood mobile will be on the parking lot of McClain’s
Grocery on that day and time for the convenience of all living in this
area and all are encouraged to drop by, be screened and give a pint of
flood.
       Besides furnishing space on their parking lot for the drive,
McClain’s grocery is donating a lunch special on that day to each
person who gives a pint of blood.
     Walk-ins are welcome; however, you may schedule an appointment
by visiting www.giveblood.org and login to Digital donor and enter
sponsor code 23225 or you may contact Jon W. Dunn at (936) 298-
3757 to sign up.
     If you have been turned down several years ago, please be advised
that the rules for giving blood do change. Come by the Donor Coach
at McClain’s Grocery and be screened. It will only take a few minutes
and you might find that you can donate blood now. Remember, each
pint of blood can save several lives and a blood drive is only successful
if you, the members of this community, participate.

Shepherd High School Class of 1984
            Reunion
     The Shepherd High School Class of 1984 is planning a class
reunion on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the
Double Lake Recreation Area in Coldspring, Texas. Lunch will be
served from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
     If you are a member of the Class of ’84 and would like more
information on the reunion, please contact Tammy (Ellis) Haffner at                           Wrap up for Shepherd’s July 4th Celebration
thaffner@shepherdisd.net or 936-628-3396 x 247 or you can RSVP on            By Linda Yates, President, Shepherd Chamber of Commerce
the following Facebook page: Shepherd High School Class of 1984                   As the July 4th celebration began, the air was filled with patriotic music including John Wayne’s songs from his CD entitled “Why I Love
Reunion.                                                                     America.” He was a true patriot and in the words he spoke, there was no doubt about it.
                                                                                  We want to thank Mr. Bob Janosec for the music and PA system that he furnished until the fireworks finale ended. He also brought a friend
 Murder in Cedar Valley Subdivision                                          from Marsha’s Petting Zoo who brought a kid sized train that rounded the walking trail many times carrying kids of all ages. Rides were free and
                                                                             it was a big hit! You can find more information about the Petting Zoo at www.marsha’spettingzo.com.
     San Jacinto County deputies responded to a stabbing incident at a
residence in the Cedar Valley subdivision at 8:45 pm July 10, 2010.               Thanks to all the vendors who came out to participate. Hope we see you back at our Blue and White Christmas on the 1st Saturday in
     Upon arrival, deputies located the body of 24-year-old Joseph Lee       December. Also, thanks to the Nelsons at All-Stars Only in Livingston for donating a plaque for the ‘winning chair’ prize!
Wright lying on the ground, deceased. Joseph Wright had apparently                While Al Casey and the BB’s Band played a variety of music, kids were enjoying McCool’s Moon Walk, cotton candy, iceies, sno-cones,
received serious lacerations to the throat and neck area.                    games, baked goods, face painting, ice cream, and a variety of food furnished by the Shepherd Fire Department. Cherryle Williams’ famous
     Detectives arrived on the scene and after speaking with several         pickle and lemonade pops proved to be another big hit with everyone!
witnesses took John Wright, the father of the deceased, into custody.             Thanks again to all contributors. Please make plans to come back next year and invite a friend. God has truly blessed the good people of
     John Wright was transported to the San Jacinto County jail without      Shepherd.
incident and has been booked in on the charge of murder with bond set
at $200,000. This case is still under investigation.                                   Good credit history is the key to obtaining small business financing
  Real Estate Conference Sponsored                                           By Anita Shipman                                                               that some credit reporting agencies will mail a copy of the records,
                                                                                  Without a doubt, one the most important aspects of small business         while others will require a request be made in person to provide
  by Shepherd EDC and Entergy on                                             financing is credit history. A good credit history will simplify the initial   positive identification.
               July 27th                                                     start-up loan request or the request for an expansion loan for an existing
                                                                             business. It is extremely important that an individual or small business
                                                                                                                                                                 A credit report will contain detailed information on the accounts
                                                                                                                                                            that are listed. The status of each item is indicated by a complicated
     Shepherd Economic Development Committee and Entergy will                keeps track of their credit and makes every effort to maintain as near         code system that signifies exactly what has happened to the account and
be sponsoring a conference for Real Estate Agencies and Developers           perfect as possible payment history. Financial advisors and consumer           how the individual pays their bills. It will also contain identification
on Tuesday, July 27th from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Shepherd                 advocates suggest that you review your credit report periodically for          information: name, social security number, last two addresses, date
Community Center located at 10251 Hwy. 150. Shepherd EDC will                the following reasons:                                                         of birth and place of employment. Make sure to check the record
host this event.                                                                       •It might affect how much you pay when borrowing money               of employment carefully because it is often incorrect and a creditor
      Entergy will be presenting a program that will provide EDC                       •Make sure information is accurate when applying for a loan          will sometimes reject an application because they can’t confirm
members and Realtors a new way of doing business. If you are involved                  for a house, car, insurance or applying for a job                    employment. If a person is self-employed, the credit bureau will list
in the Real Estate Business or EDC please make arrangements to attend                  •Help guard against identity theft                                   them as unemployed. Be aware, also, that there is space on the report to
this conference and take advantage of the new resources available.                An amendment to the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)                   add a consumer statement. This allows a person to use up to 100 words
RSVP to donna@shepherdtx.org by July 23rd.                                   requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies –                 to explain any situation in the profile that the individual disagrees with,
                                                                             Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – to provide you with a free copy of         or feels further explanation is needed.
       City Employee, Debra Hagler,                                          your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. For details,             Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, an individual not only has the
               is grateful to the kind person                                see “Your Access to Free Credit Reports” at www.ftc.gov/credit or call         right to see the contents of their credit file, but has the right to correct
          who found her purse in a shopping cart                             1.877.322.8228.                                                                any errors contained in it. If a person finds any negative items, which
       and returned it to McClain’s Courtesy Booth!!                              If a person applies for credit at a bank and is rejected, normally a      are untrue, outdated, vague or misleading, they must send a letter to the
                                                                             letter will be sent with reasons for the rejection. If the rejection was       credit bureau listing each incorrect item. Any information that cannot
                                                                             related to information found on the credit report, the individual must         be reconfirmed must be deleted or changed.
Christmas in July in Coldspring                                              be told this, and given the name and address of the credit agency that              If you have any questions regarding any business need, please
                                                                             holds the individual’s file. If the credit agency is contacted within 30       contact the SBDC at (936) 294-3737 to set an appointment for free,
     Coldspring Area Business and Merchant’s Association will host its
                                                                             days, there will be no charge to learn the contents of the file. Be aware      confidential counseling. Se Habla Espanol!
annual Christmas in July and Market Days on Saturday July 31, 2010.
     Make plans to join the fun. Shops in Coldspring will be decorated and
have their holiday items and/or special sales just for you. Get a jump on                                                                                                   Senior Menu for July
Christmas in Coldspring!                                                      Shepherd Youth League Presents All                                            .20 Chicken cacciatore, noodles, carrot coins, spinach, dinner roll,
     There will be vendors on the square including food vendors and other                                                                                       fruited gelatin.
special “goings on” planned. Come and spend the day with us and enjoy               Skills Baseball Camp                                                    21 Salisbury steak, whole kernel corn, cabbage, cornbread, orange
our historic town and the Lake Livingston area.                                                                                                                 sections.
     For Additional Information call: 936-539-8825 and ask for Margaret.              for Boys and Girls                                                    22 Vegetable soup, turkey sandwich, lettuce and tomato, macaroni
Vendor spaces are available for $20.00                                            There will be an All Skills Baseball Camp for boys and girls ages             salad, blushing pear halves.
                                                                             6 – 18, on August 5th, 6th and 7th from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day. Cost        23 Beef stew, broccoli spears, breaded okra, corn muffin, banana
    City of Shepherd Legal Notice to                                         for the All Around Camp is $140 per player. All of this will take place            pudding.
                                                                             at Shepherd Ball Park, 10300 Hwy. 150 in Shepherd.                             26 Sliced ham, lima beans, seasoned greens, corn muffin, pear halves,
                Bidders                                                           There will also be offered Hitting and Pitching Clinics for boys              Rice Krispies bar.
     Move and Rebuild approximately 60 foot of fence behind Shepherd         and Fast Ball Hitting and Pitching Clinics for girls. Cost of each Clinic      27 Steak finger/gravy, over browned potatoes, broccoli spears, dinner
Intermediate School where the Emergency Exit Route between Finger            is $40 per player per clinic, or $60 for both clinics. Hitting Clinic Time         roll, salad, fresh fruit or juice.
Street and Roosevelt Street will be built.                                   for both boys and girls is Thursday, August 5th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.         28 Chicken salad, potato salad, tomato wedges, orange sections,
     Sealed bids addressed to Mayor Glenn Dillon, City of Shepherd,          Pitching Clinic Time for both boys and girls is Friday, August 6th from            wheat bread.
will be received at 11020 Hwy. 150, Shepherd, Texas 77371 until 5:00         4:00pm to 6:00pm.                                                              29 Lasagna, Italian mixed veggies, salad, garlic bread, sliced
p.m. July 30, 2010 to move and rebuild at least 60 foot of fence behind           Instructors for boys are Todd Coburn, former pro-player with                  applies.
Shepherd Intermediate School.                                                Philadelphia Phillies Organization, and Ron Hall, former scout with            30 Pork roast/gravy, yam, spinach, corn muffin, fresh fruit or juice.
     Bids will be opened and awarded on Monday August 9, 2010                San Francisco Giants Organization. Instructors for girls are Hailee
during the Regular Scheduled Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m.. For
information and other facts concerning the bids, contact City Hall at
                                                                             Nanchy, former All Star Player for the University of Minnesota, and
                                                                             National Camp Director for USFC, and DeAnna Camacho, former All
                                                                                                                                                             Vacation Bible Schools in Shepherd
(936) 628-3305 or by fax (936) 628-6491.                                     Star Player for the University of Texas-El Paso, and National Camp
     Bid envelopes shall be plainly marked “Sealed Bid – Move and            Director for USFC.                                                              Harmony Church Vacation Bible School
Rebuild Fence behind Shepherd Intermediate School”. The City of                   The camp will feature stance, balance, vision and swing plane                                    July 26th through 30th
Shepherd reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to accept the     instruction plus all the fundamentals of playing the game well.                                        9:30am – 11:30am
bid deemed most advantageous to the City and to waive any formalities             You may sign up online at www.baseballcamps.com or call (800)
in bidding.
                                                                                                                                                                               Pre-K – through Sixth Grade
                                                                             222-8152.


            Thank you Shepherd . . .                                             from the Gordon Ray Marrs, Sr. Family                                                    Big Creek Baptist Church
                                                                                    The Gordon Ray Marrs, Sr. family would like to thank                                  Is sponsoring Vacation Bible School
          from the Robert Brown Family                                          everyone who helped out at our time of need. We would like to                                  Theme: Be a Soul Survivor!
     On behalf of the family of Robert Brown, of Shepherd, we would             thank each and every person who sent flowers, brought food, gave                                 August 2nd through 6th
like to extend our sincerest thanks for the outpouring of love and              money, donated their time, and for all the phone calls and words of
                                                                                encouragement during our time of accidental sorrow.
                                                                                                                                                                                  9:00am to 12:00pm
flowers. It meant more to us than you will ever know. Our love to
each of you.                                                                        We never realized what a wonderful bunch of people we have                                        Ages 01 - 18
     Sincerely, Jean, Monica, Cheri, and the entire Brown family.               throughout this county and outside the county.                                              Need a ride? More information?
     Memorials may be made to the Stanley Shrader Memorial                          Gordon loved everyone and would do anything to help anyone                                    Call (936) 628-6460
Scholarship fund at Peoples State Bank, Shepherd.                               who needed help. He was loved by everyone and will be greatly                                Come join us on Danger Island!
                                                                                missed. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank everyone.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 21, 2010
Did you know…
                                                                                                                                                                                                         AROUND
I.G.S. Environmental stands for Industrial
Grease traps, waste water and Septics?
Owner A.G.Radcliff specializes in
                                                                                                                                                                                                          TOWN
                                                                                                                                                                                                           By: Pat Jennings
commercial work and has an 18 wheeler vehicle to collect among
other wastes, restaurant grease and oil, which is then re-cycled. He is
                                                                             Chipotle-Orange Shrimp                                                             Do I have a tale for you! I plan to tell it to you with as few
                                                                             Prep Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 18 minutes; Serves: 6
licensed to work from Lufkin to Houston and all areas between! He is                                                                                      embellishments as is possible. “It was a dark and stormy night!”
                                                                             Ingredients:
a member of TCQ, (which is short for Texas Quality Control), and he                                                                                       Well, actually it was just dark. I had just turned off the bedside light
                                                                             1/3 cup Zesty Italian Dressing*
can be reached at 281-593-1632.                                                                                                                           having finished my 3rd reading of Billie Letts’ book, Shoot the Moon.
                  Brought to you by Shepherd Chamber of Commerce-            1lb. uncooked deveined peeled
                                                                                                                                                          Sarah was settled at the foot of the bed where the fan would hit her all
                                to be featured here; call 936-628-3890       large shrimp-THAWED (aisle 12)                                               night both backwards and forward. Not even two seconds had passed
                                                                             1/4 cup Orange marmalade (aisle                                              before Sarah went absolutely berserk!! She was barking, barking and
                                                                             2)                                                                           heading for the living room. I thought aliens had landed! I don’t know
                                         Happy 15th                          2 Tbsp. chopped canned chipotle                                              if Sarah heard a noise or caught a scent, but I followed her turning on
                                                                             peppers in adobo sauce (aisle 2)
                                          Birthday,                          1/4 cup chopped cilantro
                                                                                                                                                          lights as I went. She was under my grandmother’s square grand piano
                                                                                                                                                          barking incessantly. Cleo was crouched nearby watching intently.
                                         Johnny Ray                          3 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice (aisle 3)                                  I flashed on my heavy duty Maglite that doubles as a weapon and
                                                                                                                                                          saw a 6 ft. snake stretched out under the piano next to the baseboard.
                                                                             Directions:
                                           Bazzell                           HEAT dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp;              What with all the barking, I couldn’t think straight so I sat down,
                                                                                                                                                          too, and joined Cleo watching the snake. Sarah would do her ballet
                                         July 23, 2010!                      cook 4 min., stirring frequently.
                                                                                                                                                          pirouette and take a few steps closer to the snake, and then she would
                                     We love you very much and               ADD marmalade and peppers; cook and stir 3 min. or until shrimp are
                                                                                                                                                          look at me, “Aren’t you going to do anything? There’s a snake in the
                                     hope you have a wonderful               tender. Remove from heat.
                                                                                                                                                          house!”
                                               birthday!                     STIR in cilantro. Serve over rice.
                                                                                                                                                                I told her, “I’m thinking, I’m thinking!” The snake slithered forward
                                    Love, Mom, Dad, Addison, and             Estimated Cost of Meal: $12.95 and should serve 6 for just $2.16             and bunched itself behind a basket on the floor. I told the animals to
                                      lots of family and friends             each! Not bad for sea food, eh?                                              keep watch while I went to the phone and called the Sheriff’s office.
                                                                             This meal is super fast and super easy! It has a bit of an exotic taste to   The dispatcher was polite, but told me that the Sheriff’s Department
                                                                             which I really connected. I would suggest removing the seeds from            did not do snakes and that I should call Outback Pest Control because
         Happy 10th Birthday,                                                the chipotle peppers when you chop them up. I did not and they left          they take care of wild animals. When I got their answering machine,
       Cameron Everett Chreene                                               an unpleasant “crunchiness” to the dish.                                     I left a message. They did not call back so I’m guessing that they just
                                                                                                                                                          take care of wild things from 8 – 5 on weekdays – at this point it was
                                                                             *Common Pantry Item – I decided that Italian dressing is a pretty
                       July 23, 2010!                                        common item and that you most likely will not have to purchase any
                                                                                                                                                          after 11:00pm on Saturday night.
                                                                                                                                                                I realized I was on my own. I took a deep breath, stood tall, and
                                                                             to make this meal. But just in case you do, it’s $1.59 and it’s on aisle
                We love and miss you very much,                                                                                                           I went out to the carport where I selected a heavy duty rake (not a leaf
                  Mom, Ray Ray, and Sheila                                   one.                                                                         rake) but a rake that had steel teeth in it. I also brought in my garden
                                                                                                                                                          hoe. The snake had waited patiently for me behind the basket. I
                                                                                 Change the World, the Easy Way                                           gingerly removed the basket and the snake lifted its head inquiringly.
              Happy Anniversary!                                                          Talk Rubbish to Your Parents
                                                                                                                                                                Did you know that within the boundaries of the United States
                                                                                                                                                          there are only four poisonous snakes? Yes, Coral, Copperhead, Cotton
                                                                             The next time your parents say “Haven’t you cleaned up your room?”           Mouth, and Rattlesnake. Since this snake, which was a dark brown
 July 23 – 2006 – 2010                                                       say, “I’m glad you brought that up. I’ve been meaning to talk to you         with black markings, did not fit any of those categories, and I didn’t
                                                                             about CLEANING UP YOUR HABITS!” Become a rubbish and                         want to kill it on the carpet anyway, I determined to release it into the
  To my love Kenneth
                                                                             recycling geek. Then talk to your parents about being wasters.               wild (anywhere outside).
  Punch: Thanks for 4
                                                                                                                                                                I didn’t want to do it alone so I called my eldest granddaughter
   years of happiness!
On this 4th Anniversary, I
                                                                                           Community Classifieds                                          who answered after one ring saying, “Why is my grandmother calling
                                                                                                                                                          me at 11:35 at night?” “Well,” said I, “I have a situation and I want
                                                                             HELP SEND CHILDREN TO CAMP! First Apostolic Church of
want to tell you thanks for                                                  Goodrich Tx. is having a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale to raise money           you with me while I take a snake outside.”
 being the best husband!                                                                                                                                        “You want me to drive from El Campo to Shepherd in the middle
                                                                             to send kids to camp! Sat. July 24th 8AM-5PM. Inside Fellowship
                                                                                                                                                          of the night?” she said incredulously. I told her, “Calm down, we can
        Your wife,                                                           Hall at Church, Hwy. 59 N. next to Hughes Catfish.
                                                                                                                                                          do this over the phone!” And with that I nudged the snake with the
      Araceli Punch                                                          FOR SALE: Custum Van High Top with low miles runs good and                   hoe. The snake curled around the hoe and looked up at me trustingly.
                                                                             looks good $4500.00 cash 936-628-6303.                                       I had already opened the front door. The snake enjoyed the ride so
                                                                             FOR SALE: Mini Dachshund pups all colors, shorthair and longhair,            much he didn’t want to get off the hoe. I shook it gently, deciding as
           Senior Birthdays for July                                         $100 to $350 cash. Call (936) 628-6303.                                      I did which way I would throw the hoe if the snake crawled up the
                                                                                                                                                          handle, but he just ambled off under some bushes.
                                                                             FOR SALE: AMT 380 9MM Kurz stainless steel, $200 cash. Call                        As I returned to the house I could hear the strains of the Chariots
                                                                             (936) 628-6303.                                                              of Fire Theme in my head and hummed along with it. Once inside, I
                                                                             FOR SALE: Dear Born Heater and 25 gal. propane tank. $100 cash.              picked up the phone and said, “Job done and job done well!” Molly
                                                                             (936) 628-6303.                                                              said, “Did I hear Chariots of Fire?” I told her that indeed she had
                                                                                                                                                          heard Chariots of Fire, and that I also sang Born Free as I released Fred
                                                                             HUGE YARD SALE: Clothes, furniture, computer desk,                           back into the wild. She said, “Fred?”
                                                                             entertainment center w/glass doors, 3 piece bedroom set (new                       (This column was brought to you courtesy of the adverbs
                                                                             mattress) and whatnots, etc. July 29th 30th, and 31st, at 131 Liberty        incredulously, incessantly, intently, inquiringly, and trustingly!)
                                                                             Street behind the post office – all nice.                                          Quote of the Week: “If you see a snake just kill him – don’t
                                                                             HOUSE FOR SALE: Three bedroom, one bath, living room, dining                 appoint a committee on snakes.” Ross Perot (1930 - ) American
                                                                             room and kitchen. Located close to schools in Shepherd, Tx. Inquire          Businessman. Ran for President in 1992 and 1995.
                                                                             at (281) 659-5944.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Church News
                                                                             FOR SALE: Chihuaua, male, black with white chest, very loving                SPRING HILL BAPTIST CHURCH will be hosting the Annual
                                                                             towards children. Asking $150 for him. Call (936) 444-8701. If no            Family and Friends Homecoming on Sunday, August 8, 2010, at
    Pictured above are Mary Sims, Sheila Wood, Geneva Goodwin,               answer, please leave a message.                                              3:00pm. Theme for the celebration is “Don’t Call the Roll ‘til I Get
Freddy McDowell and James Brown. Mary Sims is pointing accusingly
                                                                             FOR SALE: 1999 Cadillac DeVille, white Diamond color, excellent              There.” Rev. Tracy Phillips and the New Hope Baptist Church will
at Shepherd Community News photographer who came in too late to
                                                                             ride and drive, very clean, new tires and brakes. Asking $3,000. Call        present the program. You may contact Sister Rosie Reed, Program
take the picture. Those with July birthdays not pictured are Mickey                                                                                       Specialist at (936) 653-4531 for more information.
Rudolph, Tom Yates, Nancy Dees, John Doucette, and Ralph Moore.              (281) 593-5602 or (281) 593-9040.
                                                                             FOR SALE: AB lounge, $35.00 obo. Call (936) 365-4282. Leave                  Coming to McClain’s Video 07.20.10
                                                                             message if no answer.                                                        Cop Out (R) action/comedy: A comedy about a veteran NYPD cop
Obituaries                                                                   FOR SALE: Weight bench - $50.00. Call (936) 433-8355.                        whose rare baseball card is stolen. Since it’s his only hope to pay for his
                                                                                                                                                          daughter’s upcoming wedding, he recruits his partner to track down the
                                                                             HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER: Two bedroom, one bath, w/wash
    In Loving Memory of Ariel McElfresh                                      and dryer room, one car carport, three lots and private road access,
                                                                                                                                                          thief, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster. Starring: Bruce Willis, Tracy
                                                                                                                                                          Morgan, Juan Carlos Hernandez, and Cory Fernandez.
               September 15, 1995 - July 3, 2010                             120 North Liberty Street, Shepherd, Texas, Shepherd ISD area.                The Runaways (R) drama/music: A coming-of-age biopic about ‘70s
                                                                             Contact (936) 230-7779. Asking $80,0000.                                     teenage band The Runaways. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning,
                                          Ariel McElfresh passed                                                                                          and Michael Shannon.
                                     away on July 3, 2010, due to            LAND FOR SALE: 3.88 acres on high ground. For more information,
                                                                                                                                                          The Losers (PG-13) action/adventure: After being betrayed and left
                                     a car accident. Special thanks          call (936) 653-4531.                                                         for dead, members of a CIA black ops team root out those who targeted
                                     to everybody for the flowers,           HOUSE AND TWO LOTS FOR SALE: In Shepherd city limits,                        them for assassination. Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, and
                                     donations and prayers. Special          huge front porch, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, remodeled, real wood floor in          Chris Evans.
                                     thanks to Shepherd High. We             living room and hallway, large lawn, 1,200 sq. ft. living area. Call         The Outside (R) drama: Under the warm embrace of the Southern
                                     love and miss you, Ariel. You are       (936) 628-2357.                                                              California beach lifestyle, Ned Blakely lives to surf with his group
                                     always our Princess.                                                                                                 of close friends. Taught and inspired by his local surf legend mother,
                                          Love, Grandma and Grandpa                                                                                       Ned reluctantly heeds the calls of his friends and begins to compete in
                                     Wagner, Janie, John, James, and                                                                                      tournaments. In an instant, Ned Blakely becomes the center of the pro
                                     Uncle Keith                                                                                                          surf circuit---but he soon finds his newfound life of celebrity will come
                                                                                                                                                          at a price. With nowhere to turn, Ned must go back to where it all began
                                                                                                                                                          and find his way back to the Outside. Starring: Michael Graziadei, Nia
                                                                                                   Wesley Pitrucha                                        Peeples, and Thomas Garner.
                                                                                                                                                          The Job (R) drama/thriller: A guy looking to find employment and
                                                                                           December 31, 1983 - June 19, 2010
               Elton Edman Thornton                                                                                                                       marry the love of his life, gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp
                                                                                                                                                          agent lands him a job. Starring: Patrick Flueger, Ron Perlman, and Taryn
                March 31, 1940 – July 11, 2010                                                                         Wesley Pitrucha, age 26,           Manning.
                                                                                                                  of El Paso, Texas, passed away
     Elton Edman Thornton, 70, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010,
in Kingwood, Tx. Elton was born Sunday, March 31, 1940 in Trinity,
                                                                                                                  Saturday, June 19, 2010. He                      Everybody has a snake story!
                                                                                                                  was born in Huntsville, Texas           By Pat Jennings
Tx. to the late Benjamin Langford Thornton and Mabel Lavata Cannon                                                on December 31, 1983. He was                 This week we had a lot of news; however, some summertime
Thornton.                                                                                                         serving in the U.S. Army at the         weeks we need interesting fillers. I urge you to tell me your snake
     Elton was preceded in death by his siblings, James Wesley                                                    time of his death in El Paso.           story (628-6878) or write it up and drop it off at McClain’s Courtesy
Thornton, Benjamin Elbert Thornton, Roy Melvin Thornton, and                                                           Survivors include his wife,        Booth. Be sure to sign it, and add a picture if you have one! This
Mabeline LaJauna Mitchell.                                                                                        Shandy Pitrucha; son, Landon            request is open to our online readers as well. You may e-mail your
     Elton is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Patsy Ruth Thornton                                        Michael Pitrucha; father, Jerry         snake story to shepherdnews@eastex.net
of Shepherd, Tx; son James Martin and wife Natalie of Coldsprings,                                                Pitrucha and wife, Donna of
Tx; daughter Tammy Jordon and husband Clyde of Shepherd, Tx. ex-
daughter-in-law Sissy Martin; brother William Daniel Thornton and
                                                                                                                  Shepherd, Texas, mother, Donna
                                                                                                                  Lantz of Trinity, Florida; close
                                                                                                                                                                                       July Calendar
                                                                                                                                                          19   SISD Board Meeting...................................................... 7:00pm
wife Betty of Shepherd, Tx; sister Doris Whissenhunt of Bastrop, Tx;                                              personal friend, Morjorie Carrillo;     20   CPR Class at Extension Office ..................................... 6:30 pm
grandchildren Casey Martin and wife Angi, Wrangler Martin, Lacy              sisters, Miranda Benavides, Alicia Benavides, Britané Pitrucha;              21   Shepherd Chamber of Commerce ......................................Noon
Martin and wife Kendall, Ty Jordan, Brian Jordan, Jerrice Sanderson          brothers, Justin Pitrucha, Jerry Pitrucha IV; niece Abigail Benavides;       22   EDC workshop - open to Public - Pct. 2 Courtroom ..... 7:00pm
Jawanna Sanderson; great-grandchildren Haydin Rose Martin, Kellee            numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other cherished family members
Mason Hopson, and Frank James Martin.                                        and treasured friends.                                                                      For news or special events to be published in
     Services for Elton Thornton were held at Neal Funeral Home on                Memorial services were held Saturday, June 26, 2010, 11:00 a.m.                                    Shepherd Community News:
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Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 10:00am. Interment followed in the Skains         at Shepherd United Methodist Church, 71 Spring Ave., Shepherd,                       e-mail to shepherdnews@eastex.net, or fax to (936) 628-2866.
Cemetery in Trinity, Tx. Thurman Cannon officiated at the funeral            Texas. Interment was at Bay Pines National Cemetery, St. Petersburg,                       Information may not be taken over the telephone.
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