March 3, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Welcome to the World!                                                Change the World, the Easy Way
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  VOLUME 20 ● NUMBER 9                                                               McCLAIN’S FOOD MARKET
                                                                                                                                                                                              March 3, 2010                                                                       Tirey, III
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It sucks when someone tramples all over something you suggest.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 So instead of knocking ideas down, spot the good in them, or at least                                                     TOWN
                                     SHEPHERD COMMUNITY NEWS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 spot what you can do to make them better. Helpful ways to do this do                                                        By: Pat Jennings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Elbert Wayne Tirey, III (Trey) was    NOT include the following: “I think what Brian meant to say is…”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           born to proud parents Wayne and                                                                                      My A-1 healthy body gave out on me recently and I had to spend a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 or, “I love it. But what do I know? I’m as mad as a lorry.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Alyssa Tirey on January 15, 2010.                                                                              few sick days in a hospital. It all started with blood pressure medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           He weighed 6 lbs. 9 ozs., and was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Concealed Handgun Class Scheduled                                        that contained ACE Inhibitors and I had an allergic reaction – actually it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          looked like Donald Duck and Alvin the Chipmunk had met on my face
                                                                                      Pirate’s Pride Drill Team - Division Grand Champs!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           20 inches long.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Instructor Earl Beverly has scheduled a concealed handgun class
                       Trash Stickers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            for Saturday, March 13, 2010. New license - $150. Renew license -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and danced a Virginia Reel. My only brush with hospitals has been the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          childbirth experiences, and you can’t really count that as ‘sick.’
     The 2010 - 2011 Trash Stickers go on sale March 1, 2010. The                  The Pirates’ Pride Drill Team competed in                                                                                                             Shepherd Senior Citizens Celebrate                                      $100. Call to register: (936) 628-3678 or (936) 327-1946.                      I do remember that in those days the RNs wore little white, starched
price for the sticker is the same as last year: $75.00 for the first vehicle   a Showtime Competition in Caney Creek on
and $10.00 for the second vehicle. If you are 65 years of age or older,        Saturday February 6th. This hard working team                                                                                                                               Valentine’s Day                                          Shepherd Schools AB Honor Roll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cap-looking things with a black ribbon sewn on. They were held on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with bobby pins and you could spot an RN a hall away! These days
the cost of the sticker will be $50.00. Also, for anyone with Handicap         brought home a total of 13 awards with one                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 an RN either wears jeans and a little tank top or the standard flowered
Placards or Handicap License Plates, the cost will be $50.00. Please           being Division Grand Champion! The officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3rd Six Weeks 2010                                  scrubs of choice. It is difficult to recognize them from the nice lady
bring the two following items with you when purchasing your sticker:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             First Grade: Aaron Ainsworth, Hallie Alexander, Khloe Allen, Dannon
                                                                               Squad consisting of Captain Julia Porter, 1st                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              who mops the floor and empties the waste basket. Imagine this scene:
1) Drivers license or proof of residency, (such as a ulitily bill). 2)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Beaty, Dylan Brown, Desirae Bullock, Tony Caso,II, Callie Chreene,
                                                                               Lieutenant Morgan Kneale, 2nd Lieutenant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   It is 2:00 am, and for several hours this nice looking young woman in
License plate numbers for the vehicles you are purchasing stickers for.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kara Coleman, Victoria Cristello, Don Dana,II, Ray’Nasha Denson,         her jeans and tank top, had been injecting various chemicals into my
                                                                               Miranda Mollica and Sergeant Candan Ingle,
Having this information with you will help speed up your wait.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cheyenne Elmore, DesireeGalvan, Amber Hauke, Dillen Johnson,             handy arm I.V. Thoughts of my impending death loomed large and I
                                                                               brought home Officer Sweepstakes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DevinKent, Phillip Kyle,I tsaira Martinez, Johana Martinez, Alejandra    blurted out, “Tell me your credentials!” She looked at me like I had
                                                                               Judges Award. In order to achieve this award
  Farm Pond Management Program                                                 the girls needed to receive a 90 or above in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mayorga, Nicole Nelson, Ashley New, Wyatt Penton, Garret Rhoden,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kaitlyn Story,Dyanne Vasquez, Adrian Voyles, Anthony Weber, Kasi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lost my mind. I said, “Are you a Registered Nurse?” She assured me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          she was. Then I asked, “Who told you to give me this medicine?” She
                                                                               each category. They also received best in
            Scheduled                                                          category with a 92 or better in Jazz, Lyrical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wyatt, and Mathieux Wyatt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Second Grade: Erik Best, Carlecia Boyd, Jaimie Brown, Kolton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          said, “Your doctor.” Actually I did not have a doctor but must have
By Aaron Sumrall, County Extension Agent                                       and Modern. Our officers also received the                                                                                                              When the Shepherd Senior Citizens                                                                                                                  been assigned one in the ER. What could I say except, “Thank you, you
     The annual Farm Pond Management Program has been scheduled                                                                                                                                                                        celebrated Valentine’s Day they                                           Burton, Justin Carter, Reymundo Casas, Angelina Castillo, Brianna        may proceed.”
                                                                               top honor as being named in the Showtime
for Saturday, March 13, 2010. The program will begin with everyone                                                                                                                                                                     elected Audry Gardner as their Queen of the Day and John Doucette         Cavazos, Julian Cheek, Levi Clark, Grace Cochrell, Skylar Crowel,              Hospital rule #1 is that everyone should avoid being sick at the same
                                                                               Circle of Champions. The team received a
gathering at the San Jacinto County Extension office by 9am that                                                                                                                                                                       as King. A Royal Pair with roses and crowns! The eldest celebrants at     Meghan Darrow, Michael Davalos, John Davis, Kaylon Ellis, Vanesa         time. Nobody did, so the hospital was very crowded, and I spent the
                                                                               sweepstakes award as well as a judge’s award.
morning. We will then travel a short distance to hold the program pond                                                                                                                                                                 the Valentine’s Day party were Arlis Williams and Martha Ognowski.        Espinoza, Brian Foreman, Jasmin Guevara, Mackenzie Hassler, Dyllan       first night on a gurney in the E.R. There were no rooms to be had and I
                                                                               They won best in category for their team jazz,
- side. The event will discuss topics of construction and design, pond                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hicks, Chayce Jimmerson, Gideon Johnson, Jaeda Knox, Kassie              was looking at another night on the gurney when they re-opened a day
                                                                               novelty, modern, and hip hop.
fertilization, aquatic weed control, fish species selection, controlling           On Saturday Feb. 13th the drill team                                                                                                                                      Church News                                         LaCombe ,Ivan Lopez Figueroa, Gage McAnally, Ericka McKee,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jasmine Meilike, Kassidy Mosley, Ashley Patterson, Jacob Patterson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          surgery unit that had been vacant for a long time and moved about ten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of us in there. There was only one restroom and beds were separated by
unwanted fish and animal species and much more. Dr. Michael Masser             competed in Klein Forest. They received                                                                                                                 SPRING HILL BAPTIST CHURCH OF EVERGREEN will host
will be the featured speaker for the event. Dr. Masser is the Texas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Briseyda Pena, Corinne Perry, Kristina Reyna, Lesly Rios, Clayton        curtains. That sounds bad enough, but that was not the major problem,
                                                                               Team Sweepstakes and Judges Award, Officer                                                                                                              “Men on the Move for Christ” on Sunday, March 14, 2010, at 3:00 pm,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Roane, Reagan Roberts, Madison Smith, Paige Solomon, Daniel Soto,        no, it was very cold in the old day surgery. I was contemplating the
AriLife Extension Fisheries Specialist and Associate Department                Sweepstakes and Judges Award, Runner up                                                                                                                 with Rev. Paul High and New Hope Baptist Church of Goodrich. “For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kiara Torres, Justin Voan, Chase Williams, Keeley Wright, and Destiny    curtain that surrounded my bed, thinking that I could, with a swish of my
Head in the Wildlife and Fisheries Department at Texas A & M. The              Medium Team Modern, Runner up Medium                                        Herrod, Kimberly Howard, Crystal Wilson, Katarra McDuffie, Johnnie          in Him we Live, and Move…” Acts 17:28. Dinner will be served. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Young.                                                                   hand, pull it out of the ceiling track and wrap up in it! About that time,
program will be open discussion and full of questions and answers.             Team Jazz, Runner up Medium Team Hip Hop, Runner up Medium                  Breland, Cecilia Rodriguez, Danielle Coker, Kelcy Clark, Ashley             more information call Sister Rosie Reed, Program Specialist, at (936)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3rd Grade: Noah Alldredge, Dylan Arie, Skylar Arispe-Davis, Ashley       tank top nurse, now wearing a heavy duty wool coat, dropped by to check
Bring your weeds to the program for identification. For those with a           Team Novelty, Runner up Officer Lyrical, Runner up Officer Jazz, and        Barlow, Lauren Russell, Morgan Barrientez, and Rebecca Black.               653-4531.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Barlow, Jessie Beaver, Stacen Berrones, Breanna Boyett, Malisia          my vitals. In my kindest voice, I asked about the thermostat. She said,
pesticide applicator license, you can attain 2 CEU’s. The registration         Runner up Officer Modern. The officers also received a choreography         These girls have worked very hard this year and have brought home           CALL TO CALVARY MINISTRIES is having Evangelist Joel                                                                                               “We’ve looked but we can’t find it.”
for the event is $10.00. All RSVP should be made by calling (936)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Callahan, Graviela Chavez, Kenneth Cooper, Makayla Currie, Aum
                                                                               award for their lyrical. This award was special due to the girls            a total of 37 awards. The team will continue their competition season       Fletcher preach a revival on March 14, 2010 at 6:30 continuing on                                                                                        Now listen, people, we live in an enlightened age. It is hard for
628-6407.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dalwadi, Yulisa Delgado, Stephanie Dugas, Consuelo Escalante,
                                                                               choreographing it themselves.                                               on March 26th and 27th in Galveston at the Showtime International           Monday at 7:30 pm as long as the Lord leads. We are located on FM                                                                                  me to believe that somewhere in that maze of hallways there wasn’t a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 McKenzie Fuchs, Brittany Garcia, Steven Garza, Shawn Goins, Jordan
             Scholarship Fundraiser                                                Next the team traveled on Feb. 20th to Northshore High School
                                                                               where they competed against teams such as Galena Park, Lamar
                                                                                                                                                           National Championships. We wish them the best of luck!                      1127 (which is north 1.5 miles from Shell Station in Shepherd). Go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       east 2.2 miles on FM 1127. Turn right on Thomas Castleberry Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Griffin, Juana Guzman, Bryan Hernandez-Tovar, Joseph Holland,            maintenance man with a schematic showing where the thermostats were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in that building. I didn’t have my John Deere thermometer with me but
     Second Annual Brandi Sanders Scholarship Fundraiser will be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Makena Jones, Ivette Martinez, Chase Mathis, Jordan Mathis, Taylor
                                                                               High School and Alief Hastings High School. The team received 1st                                                                                       and follow it for 0.8 miles. We are on the left. Everyone is welcome!                                                                              I’m pretty sure the room temperature was in the upper 30’s. The only
held Saturday March 13th, 2010, at the American Legion Post 629 on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mathis, Marco Mayorga, Samantha McGough, Jaidyn McMayon,
                                                                               Runner Up Medium Team Division Champions, Varsity Office Lyrical-                                                                                       HARMONY CHURCH will have gospel music on Saturday, March                                                                                           covers we had were hospital cotton bedspreads. I piled 20 on my bed,
Fm 3278 (across from Browder’s). The “Fun Run” will be $15 per
bike. Registration starts at 11:00am, kickstands up by noon, last bike
                                                                               2nd runner up, Officer Modern Champion, 1st runner up- Team Jazz,                     Clean Up Day at Ballpark!                                         6, 2010 at 6:30 pm. Afterwards there will be a pot luck dinner and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Taylor Meek, Brayden Mills, Jacob Odstrcil, Allisondra Ortiz, Aymee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Owens, Cole Phillips, Adrian Ramos, Samantha Reeves, Seth Rice,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and felt like the pea in the Princess and the Pea, but I was still cold!
                                                                               Medium Team Modern Champion, Medium Team Hip Hop Champion,                                                                                              dessert auction to raise funds for our building fund. Come see all we                                                                              Though my teeth were chattering, I smiled sweetly at tank top RN and
in by 2:00pm. Chili will be served $5.00 a bowl or $7.00 all you can                                                                                                                Please come out                                                                                                              Ashley Roberts, Tyler Roberts, Riley Rodgers, Leah Rodgers, Cynthia
                                                                               Showmanship Award, Presentation Award, Officer Sweepstakes, and                                                                                         have already gotten done! For further information call 936-653-4742.                                                                               said, “If I get pneumonia I am going to be very upset with you!”
eat, with fixin’s. There will also be a live auction and a live DJ. If you     Team Sweepstakes. Johnnie Breland was 3rd place soloist. We had                               on Saturday, March 6th, 9am.                              We’ll see you there!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rozenboom, Autumn Slater, Lance Smith, Isaih Sosa, Ezra Stanley,               The next day, as I went about the different departments for testing,
need more information please call Chuck Baxley at (936)-537-5809.                                                                                                             and help get the park ready                                                                                                        Shameron Steel, Daniel Sullivan, Tariq Urrehman, Veronica Valencia,      EVERYONE heard how cold I had been the night before! What can I
                                                                               several Division 1 soloist. These soloist included Morgan Kneale,

Positions for Shepherd Youth League
                                                                               Candan Ingle, Kimberly Howard, Crystal Wilson, Johnnie Breland,                               for the 2010 baseball season.                                    Business News: Spray Tan Party                                     Daniel Vasquez, David Yates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4th Grade: Dilyn Addison, Madison Basham, Carlet Boyd, Damon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          say – I was looking for sympathy. One orderly said, “Well, bless your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          heart.” I thanked him!
                                                                               Cecilia Rodriguez, and Katarra McDuffie. The team members are Gigi                                                                                          Do you want to be tan for spring break without all the tanning
    There are still many positions that need to be filled on the Shepherd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Busby, Ashton Callahan, Miriam Carlton, Barbara Castillo, Eleazar              The upshot is that I didn’t get pneumonia, and I am on the mend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       bed hassle? Come join us for food and drinks and get your spray tan
Youth League Board. If you are interested in helping out please call
Trey Barlow at 281-808-8189. Positions open are: VP for Concessions,
                                                                                                                          SHS Artists Bring Home Medals                                                                                (ages 13 and up) at a members price of only $20 (reg. $35) and you can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Estrada, Jordan Fooshee, Damian Foreman, Clayton Gibson, Jack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Herod, Isacc Isbell, Natalie Jaime, Nicholas Jimenez, Rosa Jimenez,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          from my Donald Duck syndrome and my erratic blood pressure. I found
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          out that my family loves me, and that’s always good to know. I now have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       enjoy your tan by morning! This party is hosted by Brenda Banda and       Israel Johnson, Hannah Kelso, Maria Luviano-Gomez, Jessica
Commissioner, VP for Ponytails/Belles, VP for Pony Boys.                                                                                                        The Visual Art Department would like to recognize and                                                                                                                                                                     a Cardiologist in my address book, and a blood pressure cuff on my night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kandy Johnson at Serenity Bodyworks (11250 Hwy 150) on Saturday,          Manning, Michael Martin, Savannah Martin, Bailey McMaster, Liseth
                                                                                                                                                           congratulate the Shepherd Artists who competed Saturday, January 30                                                                                                                                                            stand. If I have to go the hospital again I will take my blanket, pillow,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       March 13, 2010, at 5:00 pm. Please RSVP, limited space is available.
        Texas Division of Emergency                                                                                                                        at the Regional Visual Art Scholastic Event held in Brenham. Each           936-628-2100.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Morales, Andrey Nesterenko, Ashley Plummer, Lindsey Potter, John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Schubert, Jeremy Smith, Danira Tovar-Arvizo, Austin Voan, Kirsten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bathrobe with a hood, and hot water bottle to keep my feet warm!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I am home now and remembering the beautiful hospital food they
                                                                                                                                                           student competed in interview and artwork judging.
               Management                                                                                                                                       Shepherd High School Artists took nine pieces of artwork to this                                                                                 Wright, Cole Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5th Grade: Margarita Acuna, Keylei Allen, Alexis Alvarado Hernandez,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          served me. It was gorgeous. Take a picture – put it in a magazine! They
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          say it is all in the presentation. My last meal was a lovely ‘presentation’
   Flash Flooding: Turn Around, Don’t Drown                                                                                                                Regional Competition and brought home eight medals. Congratulations
                                                                                                                                                           to all the Shepherd Artists for a job well done.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Obituaries                                                                Celina Aretino, Jordan Barrientez, Tyra Benton, Dakotah Boatwright,      of noodles, potato quarters with jackets, chicken, and something green
     The National Weather Service and the Texas Division of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brandon Cheves, Tori Clack, Ethan Cronin, Drishti Dalwadi, Nickolas      that perfectly matched the green serving bowl. Esthetically pleasing to
Emergency Management are urging people to learn the dangers of                                                                                                  Division I: Krystal Cook and Whitney O’Brien. Both artists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Darrow, Sarah Engle, Tyler Escarcega, Brett Farris, Devin Fontenot,      the eye! I placed a portion on my tongue. Ummmm, definitely glue
driving into flooded roadways. Drivers often underestimate the power                                                                                       received a superior rating and medal. Division II: Kayla Hemperly                                   Anna Copley                                       Michael Goodson, Jacob Griffin, Clyde Harper, Shelby Hawthorne,          with just a hint of sawdust for texture.
                                                                                                                                                           received an excellent rating for her sculpture. Aimee Cook, Jessica
of floodwater. When there’s water running across a road, drivers                                                                                                                                                                                      May 10, 1916-February 17, 2010                             Tanya Iracheta, Isaiah Isbell, Zachary Jenkins, Amanda Kyle, Devon             Quote of the Week: “A hospital is no place to be sick.” Samuel
should always turn around and choose a different route.                                                                                                    Gibbs and Kelsie Wilkie were awarded superior ratings and a medal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Anna Laura Burroughs Copley, age 93, of Shepherd, Texas, passed       Maes, Tanner McIntyre, Samuel Moore, Tanner Moreno, Meagon               Goldwyn, Film Producer (1882-1974)
•	 Six inches of water can cause tires to lose traction and begin to                                                                                       Congratulations to Shepherd artists for a job well done! Pictured are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       away Wednesday, February 17, 2010. She was born in Beeville, Texas        Overstreet, Alicia Pope, Cheltzie Rabson, Joshua Rawls, Andrei
•	 Twelve inches of water can float many cars. Two feet of rushing
                                                                                                                                                           Aimee Cook, Kayla Hemperly, Krystal Cook, and Whitney O’Brien.
                                                                                                                                                           Not pictured are Kelsie Wilkie and Jessica Gibbs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       on May 10, 1916 to George and Agnes Burroughs who preceded                Rice, Haze Richey, Sydnee Rogers, Christian Sanchez, Joseph Smith,        Coming to McClain’s Videos 3.02.10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       her in death along with her loving        Carley Smith, Katelynn Stokley, Steven Tenorio, Vanessa Tullos,          Ponyo (NR) animation: An animated adventure centered on a 5-year-
     water will carry off pick-up trucks, SUVs and most other                                                                                                                                                                                                          husband, Jesse Welch Copley;              Chase Watson, Jenna Watson, Jenna Watson, Russell Wheeler, Heather       old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to
•	 Water across a road may hide a missing segment of roadbed or a                                                                                                          Lady Pirates Place 2nd in                                                                   brother, Clarence Burroughs; sister,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Betty Jane Owens; grandson, George
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6th grade: Obdulia Almaguer, Tessa Barnett, Emily Brawner, Andrew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          become human.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (R) drama/romance: After her much
     missing bridge.
•	 In flash floods, waters rise so rapidly they may be far deeper by the                                                                                                   Hudson Tournament                                                                           Eugene “Corky” Copley II.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Survivors include her son, George
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Byer, Alejandra Casillas, Joshua Castillo, Brenda Chavez, Christina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Clark, Samantha Coleman, Dale Creel, Brandon Cristello, Sarah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading
     time you are halfway across, trapping you in your vehicle.                                                                                                 The Shepherd Lady Pirates went 5 and 1 in the Hudson Tournament
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Eugene Copley and wife, Lucy              Cronin, Brandon Darrow, Miguel Fonseca, Brian Gomez, Jason               toward a quiet nervous breakdown. Starring: Robin Wright-Penn,
•	 Flash floods are especially treacherous at night when it is very                                                                                        to finish second place. The Lady Pirates lost the first game 6-4 to state
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       daughter, Janice Christi LeBlanc and      Hernandez, Grace Holden, Angel Jackson, Selena Jaime, Laura Jaimes,      Ryan McDonald, Winona Ryder, Mike Binder.
     difficult to see how deep waters may be or how fast water is                                                                                          ranked Alto. Shepherd reeled off 5 straight victories defeating Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       husband, JL LeBlanc; sister, Judy         Breanna Jeane’, Kyle Key, Tory Kinder, William Lacoste, Josue Marin,     Where the Wild Things Are (PG) adventure: An adaptation of
     rising.                                                                                                                                               2-1, West Sabine 19-7, Central Heights 2-1, Hemphill 7-2 and Garrison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Eleazor; grandchildren, Melinda           Madison Mckithan, Braedan Melder, Christian Milwee, Linsey Mosley,       Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient
•	 Floodwater weakens roadbeds. Drivers should proceed cautiously                                                                                          1-0. Keri McShan picked up 4 wins on the mound striking out 47 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Annette Alexander, William Gordon         Destiny Muirhead, Leslie Orozco, Alyssa Patterson, Blake Pennington,     little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a
     after waters have receded, since the road may collapse under the                                                                                      her 5 games. Leading hitters were Dayna Whitmire, Bre’anna Fischer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Copley “Billy” and wife, Lawanna,         Ashly Pettit, Evelynn Pettway, Cheyenne Pope, Dawson, Roessler,          forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their
     weight of the vehicle.                                                                                                                                Katie Betts and Miranda Mollica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Veronica Marie LeBlanc, Jason             Tessa Rutledge, Liliana Sandoval, Kayla Schlittenhardt, Royce See,       ruler. Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo.
     Lives can be saved every year if Texas drivers follow this one rule:                                                                                  Front row: Chelsea Mott, Andrea Revilla, and Brook Hale. Second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Elliot Copley and wife, Sheila,           Kimberly Silva, James Sowell, Joseph Sylvester, Syeed Urrehman,
                                                                                                                                                           row: Bre’anna Fischer, Katie Betts, Casey Gamez, Keri McShan, and
when there’s water on the road, turn around, don’t drown.
                                                                                                                                                           Charley Vandver. Back row: Coach Emola, K. Ripley, Kaylee Jordan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Courtney Ann Hinze, Jennifer Marie        Gabriela Valencia Orozco, Robert Vonkamp, Jeffrey Wagley, Jasmine                         Community Classifieds
      Senior Citizen Menu for March                                                                                                                        Robyn Whitmire, Kenzie Ener, Coach Meng, Dayna Whitmire.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bryant, Candie Angelene Ham and husband, Marty, Jessica Laura
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       James, Jarred James Copley and wife, Joy; great-grandchildren, CJ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Williams, Kayla Williams, Sarah Wilson.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 7th grade: Tristan Allbright, James Allen, Clay Ballard, Sarah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FOR SALE: Three year old Quarter Pony Bay mare 13 hands, great horse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for kids who know how to ride. Will not kick, buck or bite. $800; Contact
01 Beef stew, beets, green beans, cornbread muffin, fruited jello.
02 Beef patty and onions, mashed potato and gravy, zucchini squash,                                                              Naming a New Business                                                                                 Thompson and wife, Shanena, Amber Maestas and husband, Michael,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Angela Smith, BJ, Jr. and Christopher Copley, Dovante, Mackenzie,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bohannon, Charles Bullock IV, Caitlin Cadwalder, Amelia Dean,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kayla Ebarb, Katelyn Enloe, Jacqueline Garcia, Kevin Henderson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kara by email at or Jeff at 832-318-4849.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WANTED: Metal swing-set frame, no swings needed. Does not need to
   cabbage, cornbread, fresh fruit.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jocelyn, and Lillian Copley, Kendal Wade and Kristi Hinze, Megan,
                                                                                    Once a future entrepreneur has completed a detailed business plan      entrepreneur begins by making a list of the benefits, and attributes                                                                                  Kristin Johnson, Whitney Keith, Emily Kuykendall, Charles Laminack,      be in perfect condition. Call 281-761-8032
03 Chicken tenders, oven brown potatoes, spinach, salad, wheat                                                                                                                                                                         Kaitlyn, and Brandon Fornero, Tristan Ham, Jaxon and Jaelyn James,
                                                                               and is ready to begin the business, a proper name must be selected and      (market niche) that separates the business from the competitors.                                                                                      Angelika Martinez, Meliane McCool, Alysia McGee, Taylor Mize,            FOR SALE: One wardrobe, two dressers, one hospital bed. Make offer.
   bread and sliced peaches.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jacob, Micah, and Luke Copley, great-great-grandchildren, Kathlyn,
                                                                               the new business must be registered with the county clerk’s office.         This might be a range or specialization of inventory or a feature                                                                                     Andrew Owens, Brett Price, Callie Price, Tristan Robinson, Brooke        936-628-3847
04 Salmon patties, mixed vegetables, okra and tomatoes, rolls and                                                                                                                                                                      Mason, and Cameron Thompson, Anissa Maestas Anthony, Robert,
                                                                               Selecting the name for a new business can sometimes be confusing            that is common to all the products or services. As an example, if an                                                                                  Spann, Trent Taylor, Brienna Teas, Kassidy Thoms, Lauren Turner,         FOR SALE: Twenty-five caliber concrete nail gun, shoots 3” nails or
   banana pudding, juice.                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Destynii Smith; and so many treasured friends throughout the
                                                                               and may very well mean the difference between failure or success.           organization wants to convey that their business is more economical                                                                                   Betty Watts, Kaitlyn Wells, Hunter Whitmire, Jasmine Yates, Caylin       bolts into concrete or ¼” steel - $125. Central vacuum system with all
05 BBQ chicken, baked beans, carrots, corn muffins, fruit cup.                                                                                                                                                                         years.
                                                                               The business name communicates what sets the business apart from            than the competitor it might want to use the words “Economy or                                                                                        Young.                                                                   the necessary pipes and fittings for the average house or small business.
08 Cheeseburger, green peas, lettuce and tomato, fresh fruit, cookie.                                                                                                                                                                      Pastor John Stephenson conducted memorial services Saturday,
                                                                               the rest of the marketplace; therefore, the name must convey the right      Econo” in the business name. Also selecting three or four personality                                                                                 8th grade: Katy Adams, Michelle Aretino, Joshua Courvelle, Abbigayle     All new, never been used - $850. Large pick-up truck load of fire wood
09 Chicken gumbo, rice, potato salad, cornbread carrots, sliced                                                                                                                                                                        February 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Shepherd United Methodist Church,                                                                                  - $50. Large dining room table with 4 matching chairs - $110. Ten
                                                                               message.                                                                    traits that the company wants to stress to their target customers, and                                                                                Creger, Sarah Doverspike, Justin Elder, Veronica Gottselig, Hanna
   peaches.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shepherd, Texas.                                                                                                                                   orange traffic detour cones; - $8 each. 42” bolt cutters - $20. Bowling
                                                                                    Entrepreneurs should choose a name that is unique; however, it         incorporating them in the name works well. If customer service is                                                                                     Gustafson, Lauren Heggie, Eric Johnston, Tyler Katz, Tyler Kolek,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ball - $20. Call 281-592-0601
    Shepherd Buyers Group                                                      should inform the public of what type of business or service is provided.   the niche it might use “friendly, caring, etc.” Other personality traits                                                                              Rachel Lovell, Chasity Paxton, Travis Rerich, Sheridan Rutledge,
                                                                               It should also be a name that will be easy for consumers to remember.       could be skills, elegance, fast, etc. An organization needs to focus on                        Barry Lynn Punch                                       Chase Simpson, Hayden Smith, Tiffany Thain David Viator, John            AFFORDABLE PAINTING: Interior/exterior, pressure washing. No
                                                                               Although this may seem very simple, it often takes a lot more effort        communicating the qualities that it feels its target customers would                  September 28, 1954 – February 20, 2010                          Wood, Kiarah Yates.                                                      job too big or too small. References available. Insured. 936-689-5926

        Turkey Shoot                                                           than many individuals realize. Several names should be considered
                                                                               and much thought needs to go into the final selection process. Listed
                                                                                                                                                                     Business names that are most memorable are usually made-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On September 28, 1954, a baby boy was born to Wilmer Punch and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jessie Lee Punch. They named him Barry Lynn Punch. Barry grew up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 9th Grade: Heaven-Lee Banda, Sarah Bliss, James Bowen, Necia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Boyer, Kimberly Caldwell, Gary Cantrell, Georgie Cantu, Ashlyn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LOST: Blue Heeler, no collar, missing since Tuesday, February 16,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2010, somewhere down Shoemaker Rd. She’s about 6 months old
                          March 6, 2010                                        below are a few mistakes to avoid when naming your business and             up words such as Chevron, Pennzoil, Wal-Mart, etc. Names of people          in Shepherd, Texas and attended Shepherd schools. As a young child        Combs, Cayla Coogler, Christina Creel, Brandon Cronin, Rachael           and answers to the name Sassy. She’s completely blue with two black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       he showed interest in reading and sports. At an early age he accepted     Daugherty, Rivers Doolan, Antonio Duarte, Tiffany Lunsford, Elayne       patches over both brown eyes. I can offer a small reward if found and
                                                                               you can read more at                                  (such as Joe’s Diner, Jane’s Cafe, Mike’s Motors, etc.) leads the list
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Lord and joined Lake Station Missionary Baptist Church.               Marin, Arthur Maxwell Jr, Shantana Melonson, Whitney O’Brien, Jose       returned. I pray that someone finds my son’s dog. If you have seen her
                        3 Categories                                                •	 Getting the “committee” involved in your decision – involving       of business names consumers tend to forget. Even more forgettable,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          please call Larie at 936-689-6837, 936-689-6837 or Alan at 936-520-
                                                                                         family, friends seems like the right thing to do but business     and confusing, are names such as MLL Enterprises, CCC Company,                   Following high school he served 4 years in the Air Force. He         Ojeda, Thomas Payne, Trenton Pennington, Natalie Reeves, Bona Run,
                 Bow- 3 tightest groups                                                                                                                                                                                                worked as a concrete finisher in Houston and the surrounding areas.                                                                                4676, 936-520-4676.
                                                                                         owners need to only involve the key decision makers.              etc. Do you have any idea what services these companies offer? Most                                                                                   Jonathan Terrell, and Amber Walulik.
      Shotgun-12 & 20 gauges- 1 shot tightest pattern
          .22 long riffle- 3 shots tightest pattern
                                                                                    •	 Employing the “train wreck” method of creating a name –             consumers don’t know, and won’t take the time to find out.                  He went to be with his Lord and Savior February 20, 2010. He is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       preceded in death by his father, Wilmer Punch; one brother, Ronnie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 10th Grade: Chad Alaniz, Michael Anderson, Amber Caldwell, Jesse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Campbell, Samantha Copley, Charles Courvelle, Brittany Goodwin,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Calendar for March
                                                                                         don’t mix chocolate syrup with ketchup, there’s nothing                     After choosing a business name, the next step is the proper                                                                                                                                                          01   Athletic Boosters Meeting .............................................. 6:30 pm
                                                                                         wrong with the ingredients but they don’t go together.            registration of the new business. The purpose of registration is to         Jay Punch; and one sister, Doris Faye Punch; wife, Jocelyn Punch.         Kayla Hemperly, Luz Lemus, Alma Molina, Luis Moreno, Krystal             02   Primary Elections ........................................................... 7:00 am
                          Age Categories                                            •	 Using words so plain they’ll never stand out in a crowd –           legally permit a new business to conduct business in the county and         He leaves to cherish his memories, mother, Jessie Lee Punch; one          Punch, Jessie Reynolds, Magen Roberts, Summer Rose, Jessica Tharp,       02   Band Boosters Meeting .................................................. 7:00 pm
                                                                                         nothing does better than a well conceived name.                   protects that name from usage by anyone else for a period of ten years.     daughter, Jatoya Punch; four brothers, Leroy Punch, Johnnie Punch         Efrain Torres Jr, Melanie Salyer, Madeline Smith, Joshua Whittleman,     08   City Council Meeting ..................................................... 7:00 pm
                            5-8 years old                                                                                                                                                                                              (Gladys); Kenneth Punch (Araceli) and Rodney Punch (Marilyn);                                                                                      09   Shepherd 4-H .................................................................. 6:30 pm
                                                                                    •	 Taking the atlas approach and using a map to name your              The registration certificate for a sole proprietorship or partnership is                                                                              Kelsie Wilkie, and Shanice Williams.
                           9-12 years old                                                company. – many businesses use their city, state or region        commonly referred to as an Assumed Name Certificate or a DBA (doing         three sisters, Mary Louise Punch, Shirley Pierson (Kenneth), Connie       11th Grade: Carly Anderson, Krystal Cook-McNab, Katrina Gates,           10   Crime Stoppers ............................................................... 5:30 pm
                          13-17 years old                                                to name their business but if their business expands and they     business as). A registration form can be obtained at the county clerk’s     Scott (Willie); five grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other   Jessica Gibbs, Arleni Gomez, Heaven Griffin, Dylan Henry, Dale           15   SISD Board Meeting ...................................................... 7:00 pm
                      18 years & older- Adult                                                                                                                                                                                          relatives and friends. He also leaves a special friend Brenda Hale and    Jahnke, Paula Johnson, Charissa Vandver, and Jarrell Wyatt.              16   Friends of the Library Meeting....................................... 2:00 pm
                                                                                         branch out to another state that may become a problem. For        office. The form is also available at the Small Business Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       children.                                                                 12th Grade: Amber Allen, Denise Aretino, Jessica Ash, Tricia Burleson,   17   Shepherd Chamber of Commerce Meeting ........................ Noon
                                                                                         instance, St. Pete Plumbing from Petersburg, Florida. One         Center (SBDC) offices. It is simple to fill out and quite inexpensive to
                                                                                         might think they only service that area only.                     file.                                                                            A going home celebration for Barry was held on Saturday,             Chincia Caddie, Justin Courvelle, Artie Doyle, Kenzie Ener, Steven                        For news or special events to be published in
                  $5 a target- We furnish shells                                                                                                                                                                                       February 27, 2010, at noon, at Lake Station Baptist Church, FM 1127,                                                                                                            Shepherd Community News:
                                                                                    •	 Turning your name into a cliché – these can be great if they                  If you would like to make a free appointment to see a counselor                                                                             Flynn, Edgar Fuentes, Jacob Guidry, April Hayes, Heidi Jenkins,
                                                                                         are not used to the point of being trite.                         for assistance to discuss business names, registration of a business or     Shepherd, TX, with burial to follow at Lake Station Cemetery. All         Emily Lewis, Maria Macedo, Francisco Pena, Colton Pope, Karlee                           Drop off your information/picture at McClain’s,
       At Finger Farms- follow signs down FM 1127                                   •	 Making your business name so obscure, customers will never          any other subject, please call the SBDC at (936) 294-3737. Se habla         services handled by Neal Funeral Home, Cleveland, TX. To view the         Quibodeaux, Andrea Revilla, Tyler Rosetta, Allyson Socia, Weldon                  e-mail to, or fax to (936) 628-2866.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Information may not be taken over the telephone.
                 Registration starts at 9am                                              know what it means.                                               Espanol.                                                                    full obituary, check for times, sign the guest book and leave a tribute   Spann, and Jennifer Swan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Include contact information on your request to have something published.
             With the shoot beginning at 10am                                            To assist in the naming process of a new business, the                                                                                        for the family, please visit                                                                                                                        Our deadline is 6 p.m. Tuesday for the following week.

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