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  VOLUME 20 ● NUMBER 48                                                                 McCLAIN’S FOOD MARKET                                                                                          Shepherd, Texas
                                                                                                                                                                                                      December 8, 2010
                                     SHEPHERD COMMUNITY NEWS
                                                             Shepherd Waterpark in the Works
   The next time you pass through Main Street in Shepherd, look at the space near the baseball fields
on the westbound side, across from Shepherd Elementary School. You probably will see just the grass.
The City of Shepherd, however, sees potential. If the Shepherd City Council, the Shepherd Economic
Development Corporation and the Shepherd Chamber of Commerce have their way, that space will be
the site where people, young and old, can do even more than play ball; a place where jobs will be cre-
ated; and the centerpiece of an emerging boost in city tourism. The council, with the backing of the
chamber and of the corporation, plans to construct a pirate-themed “splash water park” at the site. Mini-
mally, the water park is envisioned as a 104 foot by 70 foot aquatic adventure filled with pools, slid-
ing tubes, spewing fountains, play sets, and make-believe larger-than-life cannons and sea creatures.
Plans for the installation of an observation deck, parking, canopies and trash receptacles will follow.
  The proposed water park was the highlight of a joint meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and the Eco-
nomic Development Corporation held Friday, Nov. 19, at the Shepherd Community Center. A grant writer is
already working on developing ways to attract funding for the estimated $1.5 million project, Shepherd City
Councilman Waid Williams said, adding that state, federal and private sources will be tapped to make what he
envisions as a revenue-enhancing job creator a reality. A Texas-based expert in building water parks explained
— from his firm’s experience constructing such attractions in numerous cities — how this vision can impact
the Shepherd economy. “This is going to be an awesome splash park,” said Gilbert Fragosa, a design and sales
consultant for Kraftsman, a Spring-based developer of playground and water park equipment. “I guarantee you
this will bring a lot of people from surrounding communities; bring their dollars here, to the city of Shepherd.”
The park would be particularly beneficial to the youth, Brenda Myers, president of the Cleveland-
based Community & Children’s Impact Center, said. Myers leads an organization that provides func-
tions that divert youth from substance abuse, gang involvement and accompanying criminal potentiali-
ties. Having asked many young people what they would like to see in their communities, Myers said,
the response often has been, “a water park, a skateboard park. Give us something to do.” The wa-
ter park would give special-needs children, in particular, something enjoyable to do, Myers added.
                                                                                                                                Shepherd Chamber of Commerce President Linda Yates and Shepherd Economic Develop-
“Our disabled children accept that there is nothing they can do,” Myers said. “Things like this wa-
                                                                                                                          ment Corporation President Joe Williamson display a design for the city’s proposed “Splash Wa-
ter park give them a place where they can sit down, play in the water, like the [other] kids can.”
                                                                                                                          ter Park,” during a joint meeting of their entities held Nov. 19 at the Shepherd Community Cen-
Potential donors, or others interested in helping the water park come to frui-
                                                                                                                          ter. Spearheaded by the Shepherd City Council, the proposed park is intended to provide recreation,
tion, may call the Shepherd Economic Development Corporation at 936-628-1271.
                                                                                                                          attract tourism and create jobs. The city is seeking grant funding and other donations.-Stephen Thomas
                                                        -By STEPHEN THOMAS submitted by Waid Williams

                      3rd Annual
                 Gift of Giving Event                                                                TOYZ FOR KIDZ                                                                      Holiday Spending
                                                                                         Make a child’s Christmas sparkle! Drop off new un-                             “Tis the season”, again. Every year we seem to say the same
  The Community & Children’s Impact Center invites you to the Gift
                                                                                 wrapped toys at Sheriff Walter’s office, County Judge’s office,                    thing - “I can’t believe it’s already here”! It’s time to pol-
of Giving Event, December 18th from 11am to 4pm. Events include:
                                                                                 or any precinct office. Anytime now through December 10th.                         ish those credit cards, make our shopping lists and hit the stores.
*Santa’s Workshop: the youth will be collecting construction pa-
                                                                                   “I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round,                   It is also a very good time for all of us to stop and think about the
per, pens, glitter, glue etc. to make Christmas cards for the homeless.
                                                                                 as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know           small businesses in our community and to think about Economic De-
We hope to give each child a gift from Santa for giving to others.
                                                                                 of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one               velopment, and how the holiday season can affect every local business.
*Christmas Cake Walk: the three best cakes will be awarded tro-
                                                                                 consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people be-                What does Christmas shopping have to do with Economic De-
phies and sent to the cake walk area. Cake donations are needed.
                                                                                 low them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not            velopment? It has quite a bit to do with Economic Develop-
*Miss        Santa’s         Cookie         Factory:      They       will
                                                                                 another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” ~Charles Dickens               ment; perhaps as much as anything else we do during the year.
bake     cookies       and      the    kids     can    decorate    them.
                                                                                                                                                                        We read and hear a great deal about Economic Development, but
*Christmas outfit contest: The three best outfits will be awarded.
*      Santa        Photo’s:       $2.00      donation     to     Cleve-                Christmas Decorating Contest                                                what does it really mean? Quite simply Economic Development refers
                                                                                                                                                                    to activities which lead to developing an area economy. Much of what
land’s       Med          Head        Start       Parent      Committee              We are waiting for more entries to the Christmas Decorat-
                                                                                                                                                                    we hear about Economic Development relates to attracting new indus-
* Refreshments and lunch: Proceeds to C.C.I.C & Med Head Start                   ing contest. This is open in two categories, residents and busi-
                                                                                                                                                                    try to our community, and certainly that is one way to build an econ-
*      Youth       Entertainment:       from      11am      till    4pm.         nesses. Please phone the chamber or the number below for an
                                                                                                                                                                    omy and add much needed jobs. But did you realize that if we all did
*Christmas             story         time:          with         Celebri-        application. First prize is $100! Please call (936) 628-6397.
                                                                                                                                                                    our shopping locally and kept our money here, we would do as much
ty Movie Star and Spiritual Leader, Cody Swimmer                                                                 - Shepherd Chamber of Commerce
-Donations Needed: old or new backpacks, hygiene items for the homeless,                                                                                            for our community and add as many jobs as any corporate relocation?
                                                                                                                                                                      Perhaps the best news is that if we carry this a step further, when money
Bibles, Cakes, & Toys (10 families in need will receive toys from Santa).        SISD Abstinence Education Program                                                  is spent locally, there is a multiplier effect that will double the economic
-Auction items needed: Auction held later in the day by Backwoods                     The Shepherd Health Advisory Council is bringing Aim
Grill off 1725 to benefit the C.C.I.C. There will be entertainment, a                                                                                               impact of every dollar as it is passed throughout the community. You can
                                                                                 For Success abstinence education presentations to Shepherd                         see that if we all practice this throughout the year, at home and at work,
Bike run leaving Backwoods at 11am. Our Army of Angels, the Bik-                 Middle School and Shepherd High School students on De-                             we can create our own jobs right here, without help from anyone else.
ers who care, will be delivering toys to the park by 2pm. All bikers             cember 15, 2010. A parent information night will be held                                 We, as a community, need to realize that every local busi-
welcomed to join them. All riders will then return to Backwoods                  Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Shep-                       ness depends on the support of its citizens to survive and pros-
for some awesome entertainment. All proceeds donated to C.C.I.C.                 herd High School cafeteria. We strongly urge all parents to at-                    per. As this occurs then and only then can we as a community also
       We hope to see you at this amazing event. Please come                     tend. Aim For Success addresses the problems of teen preg-                         reap the benefits of a strong, growing and prosperous economy.
and be a part of the joy we hope to bring to many chil-                          nancies, the escalating STD epidemic and the traumatic,                                  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. Remem-
dren. I really appreciate you as always. -Brenda                                 emotional pain often associated with teen sexual activity.                         ber to “Shop Locally” and everyone will have a better holiday.
Visit our website for details and sponsors:www.impactcenter.                     Students will bring home information the week of Dec. 6th-10th!                          If you would like to set an appointment for free, professional
vpweb.com Store locations to drop off toys are on the website.                   For further information contact– Donna Turner, R.N. at Shepherd                    counseling, please call (936) 294-3737. Our counselors will be
                                                                                 ISD at 936-628-3371. We will be happy to address any questions.                    happy to assist you with your business needs. ¡Se Habla Español!
       Last Chance for Lil’ Dribblers                                                                                              -Shepherd ISD                                     -Courtesy of the University of Houston SBDC Network
        Shepherd Lil Dribblers Draft will be Decem-
ber 6 at 6:00P.M. in the Shepherd Intermediate Gym.                                       Get Your Handgun License...
This will be the absolute last chance to sign your child up for bas-               Concealed Handgun License Classes with Instructor Earl Beverly                                      Scholarship Time!
ketball and cheerleading. On this night, players will try out and be             Saturday March 13th, 2011 @ 8am                                  - Bring a             The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Appli-
placed on their teams. There will be no add ons to teams after this date.        lawn chair! Call 713-828-1690 to reserve a spot.                                   cations are now available! San Jacinto County High School Se-
  So if you would like to have your children play, be at the gym on                  Where: 6481 FM 2666, Shepherd, Texas (From Shepherd take                       nior students wishing to apply should go to the Houston Livestock
December 6th . The fee for basketball is $65 and the fee for cheerlead-          Hwy 150 west 2 miles, turn left on FM 2666. Travel ¾ mile and                      Show and Rodeo website, http://www.rodeohouston.com and ap-
ing is $75. If you have any questions please contact Darryl or Shelia            turn right to gated pasture. Follow drive and signs to class location.)            ply online. All applications must be submitted online this year.
Richardson at (936) 628-1584. We look forward to seeing you there!                What to bring: lawn chair, warm clothes if it is cold (class is held outdoors),   If needed students should see their school counselor, County Ex-
                                                                                 baseball cap, ear and eye protection (provided at no cost if you forget),          tension office, or Ag Science teachers for additional information.

               A Christmas Story
                                                                                 handgun (must be .32 cal. or larger), ammo - (50 rounds of factory ammo),                 The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will provide
                                                                                 (No reloaded ammunition). Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided.              a $16,000, four-year scholarship to an eligible, outstand-
                    “Nickled and Dimed’”                                            What you will receive: 1.You will receive classroom instruction                 ing student from OUR county.They just might be the lucky re-
I was sitting at my desk involved in paperwork one sunny May afternoon           covering – requirements for your concealed handgun license, dispute                cipient of the $16,000 four-year scholarship for our county.
when the door opened, and a young boy, about nine or ten, came into the store.   resolution, threat awareness and use of force, Texas law governing the               All online applications must be submitted by midnight on January 16,
He walked confidently toward me and said he want-                                use of force and use of deadly force, firearms use, handling, and storage          2011. Required documentation must be postmarked by January 18, 2011.
ed to purchase a gift for his father. His serious counte-                        safety. 2. Range instruction. You will fire your hand gun to demonstrate              For more information on the Show, its scholarship program and
nance made it obvious: This was a mission of importance.                         proficiency. 3. Passport photographs. 4. Notary service. 5. Fingerprints.          other educational commitments, visit www.rodeohouston.com.
As we wound through the furniture division of the Loy’s Office Sup-                      Note: 25% of fingerprints are being rejected by the                        The 2011 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will run March 1-20, 2011.
plies, he expressed his dismay at the cost of each chair and lamp. Finally,      state. In the event of rejected print, you will need to go
I suggested a desk-pad set. With eyes glowing, he thoughtfully chose a           to your local law enforcement agency for digital prints.
maroon faux leather unit with a matching pencil cup, memo holder and                    What you need to do: Complete the registration form and                           Now You See It, Now You Don’t
letter opener. His joy nearly matched my own- the whole process ate              bring or send with your course fee to Mr. Beverly. (You must                         On Monday November 8, through the corroborative teamwork of the
two hours of my time-and we headed toward my desk to finalize the sale.          register and pay at least 1 week in advance to have your pa-                       City, County and the EDC, workers and equipment took down the old,
“Okay, I’ll be in every week to pay on this                                      per work completed by Mr. Beverly). Contact me for ques-                           vacant house on the corner of McKellar and Hwy. 150 and then pro-
for       my      dad,”      said      young        Michael         Murphy.      tions - 713-828-1690, or e-mail earlbeverly@gmail.com.                             ceeded to clean and clear the lot. The property was bought by Shep-
“And you’ll pick it up just before Father’s Day?” I asked                           Howmuchdoesitcost: $150fortheCHLclassand$100forCHLrenewal.                      herd EDC last August for plans to erect a new office building. The
“Oh,        no,      ma’am.        This       is      for       Christmas.”         Note: Bring a lawn chair! I will be traveling in late June and will not         EDC will be hosting an open house soon on our adjoining property,
My mouth gaped as wide as my eyes when he hand-                                  be able to teach a class for some time. If you know of anyone who wants            the Serenity Body Works. Watch for date and time soon. Good things
ed me his first payment: a nickel and two dimes. But that                        to get their license, please help them get signed up for Saturday’s class.         are happening in Shepherd! We at the Shepherd Economic Develop-
day changed all of our lives at Loy’s. (Cont. on next page.)                                                                                       -Earl Beverly    ment Corporation wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas Season.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   December 8, 2010
Did you know…                                                                                                                                                                         Show a Teacher You Care
by Yvonne Ryba                                                                                                                                                             In spirit of the holiday season, and the end of the first semester, I think we
   Here it is, nearly to the end of the year! The                                                                                                                         should all take a little time to give a small gift as a thank you to the teach-
Chamber of Commerce thanks all its members                                                                                                           By Susan Childress   er that has made a difference in your or your child’s life. Teachers work
for their support and interest during 2010. Re-                                           In light of the holiday season, I decided to put several recipes in this        very hard all year helping to mold and teach your children, and spend
newal time is here. It costs $25 for a year’s membership per person or                  week’s paper. I love to cook and bake and am always on the look out               just as much -if not more time with them than you do. So I took the liberty
if you have a small business. If you want more info, call the Chamber.                  for a new family favorite. I chose two desserts, and -because you will            of looking up some holiday gift ideas from a teacher for YOUR teacher.
     Being a member is one way to support our community. We                             probably grow tired of baking and cooking this month- a really yummy                One of the best tips for buying Christmas or holiday gifts for teach-
meet in a casual, friendly setting once a month. You will hear                          crock pot recipe. I hope you all enjoy these as much as my family has!            ers (or anyone on your list) is to start shopping early. There’s noth-
talks from guest speakers, attend our fundraisers as a volun-                                                      Banana Bread                                           ing worse than rushing out and grabbing presents at the last minute
teer or a visitor and be in touch with what is happening in                                  I got this recipe from my mother in law -who is a wonder-                    – that costs you more money and aggravation than planning ahead!
our area. You will also get to meet some really nice people!                            ful cook- but is from California, so it maybe a little different from                Teachers love gift baskets! The best gift for teachers has to be a
  Our current fundraiser is The Shepherd Cook Book. Composed of reci-                   the recipes you may have seen before. I love it because it was re-                Spa Bath & Body Gift Set , but it doesn’t have to be a big, luxurious
pes by local residents, it is a wonderful gift or just buy one for yourself.            ally quick and easy to make and tastes super yummy. She makes it                  spa gift set. Even a small basket of lotion, bubble bath, hot choco-
Brought to you by Shepherd Chamber of Commerce- to be featured                          every year, but I have only made it once. I tried to divide it up into            late, and pampering items would be highly appreciated. Also, a desk
here; call 936-628-6397                                                                 two loaf pans and it came out a little dry. So be sure that if you                caddy of coffee and treats is an awesome holiday gift for your favorite
                                                                                        are making the mini loaf pans, that you shorten the baking time.                  teacher. Gift baskets are practical, enjoyable, easy to share with oth-

                A Christmas Story                                                           Ingredients: First Part: 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 2½ tsp baking
                                                                                        powder, and 3/4tsp salt. Second Part: ½
                                                                                                                                                                          ers, and fun to open and sort through. This is a Christmas gift idea
                                                                                                                                                                          for teachers that can’t go wrong — especially if you include cookies
          “Nickled and Dimed’” Continued...
                                                                                        cup milk, 1 cup ripened banana (usually                                           (store bought or homemade), gourmet coffees or teas, chocolates, etc.
     As the months passed, neither rain nor snow kept Michael
                                                                                        about one medium sized banana), 1 egg, 2                                               Gift certificates for restaurants, book stores, movies, etc. If
away. Week after week, he arrived promptly at four o’clock ev-
                                                                                        Tbsp. Melted shortening or vegetable oil.                                         your teacher has a hobby, favorite food, favorite place to shop,
ery Friday to make his payment. His mother stood outside dur-
                                                                                         Directions: Take the first part ingredients                                      etc, then a gift certificate would make the perfect gift. Get cre-
ing each recorded transaction, and one day I asked to meet her.
                                                                                        and put in blender, take the second part                                          ative, and give a gift certificate for a gas station, grocery
From her, I learned that Michael’s father was out of work. She took in
                                                                                        ingredients and whisk together. Mix first                                         store, or an office supplies store like Staples or Office Depot.
laundry and ironing to eke out a living for the family of seven. I felt
                                                                                        and second part ingredients together. Pour                                           A photo on a coffee mug, mousepad, or notebook. There all kinds
badly, but I respected their pride and refusal of help. But with the ap-
                                                                                        in a loaf pan and bake at 350 for one hour.                                       of websites and I know Walgreen’s and CVS even will put pictures of
proach of winter, all of us at Loy’s noticed Michael wore only a thin
sweater now matter how deep the snow. We concocted a story about
                                                                                                             New York Cheesecake                                          your teacher, class, school, pets, or special occasions on all sorts of use-
                                                                                           I have looked long and hard for someone with a good, but not too               ful items! If you don’t have a picture of your teacher, just ask another
a stray coat left at the store- that happened to be his size. It worked.
                                                                                        difficult cheesecake recipe. I finally talked to Denise Kleypas who told          teacher, the principal, or any school staff (the school secretary could
     One day Michael ran in to announce he had a job -bring-
                                                                                        me she had tried many but the one on the back of Keebler Graham                   probably help you out). If you consider this gift for your teacher, make
ing in the newspaper and sweeping the front steps for an old
                                                                                        Cracker Crumbs box was the best she had come across. So I made                    sure you put a nice photo of him or her – no closed eyes or funny faces!
lady down the street every day after school. The ten cents
                                                                                        it for Thanksgiving and SHE WAS RIGHT! The cheesecake was ex-                        “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior
she paid each week would bring him closer to his purchase.
                                                                                        tremely easy to make, and every morsel was devoured! Before you                   teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~ William Arthur Ward
As the holiday season drew to a near, I feared Michael would not have
                                                                                                                      begin this recipe, please be sure you have a        So please take some time to show a special teacher that you
enough money to pay off the gift, but my boss advised me not to worry.
                                                                                                                      springform pan, or you won’t be able to ac-         care and appreciate their hard work this holiday season!
    Two days before Christmas, a dejected Michael came into the
                                                                                                                      tually remove the cheesecake onto a dish.
store. He hadn’t earned enough money to make his final payment.
“Could I please take the present for my dad so he’ll have
it for Christmas?” His eyes bored straight into my own. “
                                                                                                                       Ingredients: 2 cups Keebler Graham Crack-
                                                                                                                      er Crumbs, ½ cup melted butter or margarine                   December Calendar
                                                                                                                      (just spring for the butter, its loaded with fat       December 8th - SHAC (Sex Education) meeting will be December
I promise I’ll be in after Christmas to finish paying it off.”                                                                                                            8, 2010 at 12:00 at the Shepherd ISD Administration building. Call
                                                                                        and calories anyway!) 2T Sugar, 4-8oz pckg. of cream cheese-softened,
Before      I     could      answer,        my      boss      looked       up.                                                                                            628-3377 or email dturner@shepherdisd.net for more information.
                                                                                        1-1/3 cups of sugar, 2T cornstarch, 1T vanilla, 3eggs, 1cup of sour cream.
“Why, young man, there’s a sale on desk sets today.” He glanced at a                                                                                                          December 12th- Springhill Baptist Church, will have
                                                                                          Directions: 1. In a small bowl toss together graham crumbs, melted but-
paper in his hand. “ I think it’s only fair that you get the sale price, too.”                                                                                            Guest Dr. John W. Horton @ 3pm; Dinner will be served.
                                                                                        ter, and 2T sugar. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform
That       meant       his      dad’s       gift     was       paid       for!                                                                                            Call 936-653-4531 for more info or see next weeks paper
                                                                                        pan and 2-1/4 inches up the sides (I used cake release on my beforehand
  Michael raced outside to tell his mother. Amid teary hugs and broken                                                                                                    Also, @ 10:30am Shepherd Family Worship Center invites the Com-
                                                                                        and it came out beautifully) Chill in the freezer while preparing filling.
thank-yous, we sent them on their way, with Michael clasping the pre-                                                                                                     munity to join us in welcoming theAnointed Ministry of Rodger & Connie
                                                                                            2. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese on medium speed
cious, gift-wrapped present to his chest. All of us were proud of Michael’s                                                                                               Brothers! Come and be blessed with Singing, Ministering and Worship!
                                                                                        with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add 1-1/3 cups of sugar, corn-
commitment to his project and his devotion to the dad he loved so much.                                                                                                        December 17th- Bob Barragan, Director from Sam Hous-
                                                                                        starch, and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add eggs, one at time,
      A few weeks after Christmas, a shabbily dressed                                                                                                                     ton State University Small Business Development center
                                                                                        until just combined after each addition. Stir in sour cream.
man came into Loy’s and limped directly to my desk.                                                                                                                       will be at the Shepherd Community Center at 10:00 a.m. on
                                                                                           3. Pour into crust. Bake at 325 for approximately 1hr15min or un-
“Are you the lady my son Michael talks about?” His                                                                                                                        Friday, December 17, 2010 to discuss: how to start a busi-
                                                                                        til center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen
voice was gruff and as oversized as the man himself.                                                                                                                      ness, running a new business, business planning and how to
                                                                                        sides of pan. Continue cooling for 45 more minutes. Refrigerate at
When I nodded, Mr. Murphy paused. He cleared his throat.                                                                                                                  keep a business. Please call the Shepherd Chamber of Com-
                                                                                        least 3 hours and garnish as desired. (It will dry out if it isn’t cov-
“I’ve just come to thank you for all your help and patience. We don’t                                                                                                     merce at 628-3890 (If no answer leave a message with name
                                                                                        ered if you keep it in there for more than a day!) Yeilds: 16 servings
have much,” he picked at his worn glove, “and I still can’t believe
that youngster would do this for his old dad. I’m awful proud of him.”
                                                                                              Saucy Chicken with Vegetables and Rice                                      and phone number) to put your name on a list for this meeting.
                                                                                           This is my family’s ABSOLUTE FAVORITE crock pot recipe! It is                        December 18th- Gift of Giving Event from11 am
Rising from my chair, I walked around the desk to give him a                                                                                                              til 4pm at Stancil Park, 211 Peach St. Cleveland, TX.
                                                                                        really good on cold days especially when you don’t feel like cooking,
hug. “We think Michael is pretty special, too. As we watched                                                                                                                   December         19th-    Movie     Night     with      the   Im-
                                                                                        and is great served with some fresh baked rolls to sop up the sauce. I rec-
him pay off that desk set, it was clear he loves you very much.”                                                                                                          pact     Center        at   Stancil     Park     6pm       till   8pm
                                                                                        ommend the frozen self-rising rolls you can find in the freezer section.
 Mr. Murphy smiled in agreement and walked away. But as he approached                                                                                                     bring lawn chairs and blankets, refreshments sold. Free to public.
                                                                                        You can just set them out to rise when you turn on the crock pot and pop
the door, his head swiveled my way and he blinked back the tears.
                                                                                        them in the oven 10 min before you’re ready to eat and they are so good!
“And you know what? I don’t even own a desk!”

                                                                                                                                                                          Church News
                                                                                           Ingredients: 3 cups sliced celery, 3 cups sliced fresh carrots, 2 cups
         Barbara “Binkie” Dussault, Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Collection
                                                                                        sliced onion, 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (however many you
Obituary                                                                                have got on hand is fine, I usually just do 4), 1 can (10-3/4 oz.) con-
                                                                                        densed cream of mushroom soup-undiluted, 1 envelope onion soup
                                                                                                                                                                          -Shepherd Family Worship Center invites the Community to join us
                                                                                                                                                                          in welcoming the Anointed Ministry of Rodger & Connie Brothers!
       Donald “Don” Jones                                                               mix, 1 tsp. dried thyme, 1 tsp. Pepper (this makes it pretty spicy, I
                                                                                                                                                                          Come and be blessed with Singing, Ministering and Worship! December
                                                                                        usually just do a ½ tsp), ½ tsp. dried tarragon, 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
                                                                                                                                                                          12th beginning at 10:30 AM 10150 HWY 150 (Next to the Community
                                                                                        1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth ( I always use the broth), Hot cooked rice.
                                                                                                                                                                          Center) Pastor Eddie Steward “It is an honor to serve The Lord Jesus!”
  Donald Ray “Don” Jones, 65, passed away on Thursday, November                            Directions: Place the celery, carrots, onion and chicken in a 5-quart
                                                                                                                                                                          -Springhill Baptist Church of Coldspring invites you to their
25, 2010 in Shepherd, TX. Don was born on Saturday, December 23,                        slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the soup, soup mix, thyme, pepper
                                                                                                                                                                          Fifth Appreciation Service for Reverend Frank L. Mason and First
1944 in Cleveland, TX to the late William Jordan and Margaret Earline                   and tarragon, pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours
                                                                                                                                                                          Lady Evelyn Mason on Sunday December 12th at 3pm. We will
Jones. Don was a Petroleum Landman                    for 30 years                      or until a meat thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 170 degrees.
                                                                                                                                                                          have guest speakers Dr. John W. Horton and Greater Sunrise M.
and President of D.J. Energycom.                           He was                       Mix cornstarch
                                                                                                                                                                          B. Church. Dinner will be served. “By faith Abel offered unto God
a kind, well respected Christian                              m a n                     and wine un-
                                                                                                                                                                          a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness
who was known for his gen-                                      t l e                   til smooth; stir
                                                                                                                                                                          that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he be-
spirit and giving heart. Don                                      i s                   into slow cook-
                                                                                                                                                                          ing dead yet speaketh.” Hebrews 11:4 Please contact Sister Rosie
survived by his loving wife                                                             er. Cover and
                                                                                                                                                                          Reed, Program Specialist at (936) 653-4531 for more information.
of 46 years Susan Jones;                                                                cook on high
children, Gregg Jones                                                                   for 30 minutes
and wife Wendy and chil-
dren Kyndal and Buck
                                                                                        or until gravy
                                                                                        is thickened.                                                                     Classifieds
of Waxhaw, NC, Casey                                                                    Serve       with                                                                  FREE        TO     GOOD         HOME:      Half      Pit   Bull   Pup-
Jones and daughter Dylan                                                                rice.      Yield:                                                                 pies,       Very       Nice      Coloring.      Call      281-622-8959
of College Station, TX,                                                                 6      servings.                                                                  FREE TO GOOD HOME: Two boxers, one fe-
Jeff Jones and wife Lee                                                                                                                                                   male and one male. They DO NOT like cats. Beauti-
and son Luke of Lufkin,                                                                 Source: Taste of Home; Simple & Delicious Jan/Feb 2009                            ful brindle and white dogs. If interested, call 936-329-4344
TX, Toby Jones and daugh-                                                                  I hope you enjoy these as much as I have. Happy Holidays!                      FOR SALE: 2 Bedroom house, Fenced Yard, 91 Bet-
ter Morgan of Bryan, TX;                                                                                                                                                  tye Lane, Shepherd. Asking $10K. Please Call 936-628-3847
sisters, Sue Martin and hus-                                   band                               Senior Menu for December                                                FOR SALE: Motorcycle; 98 FXSTC (SoftTail Custom) with custom paint,
                                                                                                                                                                          lots of chrome, with 36K miles. Want $9K OBO. Please call 936-433-5529
Mike of Shepherd, TX and Sha-                                r o n                       6 Monday-      Beef     Stew,     Broccoli     Spears,   Cucum-
Johnson of Shepherd, TX; numer-                           ous other                                                                                                       YARD         SALE:        Dec.      10th    &       11th     9     a.m.
                                                                                           ber & Tomato Salad, Cornbread/Oleo, and Banana
loving family and friends. Visitation for            Don was held                                                                                                         –      4    p.m.      at    51     Moffitt   in     Lake     Runamuck
                                                                                         7 Tuesday- Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed
at Neal Funeral Home on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 5-9 pm.                                                                                                            FOR SALE: Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer with two bowls, dough hook,
                                                                                           Vegetables,    Cornbread/Oleo,      and     Oatmeal     Cookie
Service for Don was held at the First United Pentecostal Church in                                                                                                        wire whisk, beater. It is in very good condition. $105. (936) 628-6201
                                                                                         8 Wednesday-      Smoke      Sausage,    Pinto    Beans,   Cole-
Shepherd, TX on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Intern-                             slaw,     Cornbread/Oleo,       and      Fruit      or    Juice
ment to follow in the Farley Chapel Cemetery, Shepherd, TX. Rev-                         9 Thursday-      Ham       &     Cheese,     Macaroni     Casse-                               Coldspring Meth Arrest
erend Ronald Culberth and Reverend Greg Gerald officiating. All                            role, Green Beans, Sliced Beets, and Fruit Cocktail                               Deputy Adams arrested James Cory Beaver after making a traffic
services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home                       10 Friday- Chicken Tenders, Oven Browned Potatoes, Win-                           stop near Waynes Tires in Coldspring. During the stop the suspect
                                                                                           ter Mix Vegetables, Roll/Margarine, and Sliced Apples                          threw something from his vehicle which was recovered by Deputies.
              For news or special events to be published in
                          Shepherd Community News:                                      13 Monday- Salisbury Steak, Steamed Rice, Carrot Coins                            James Cory Beaver was arrested initially for (2) outstanding war-
              Drop off your information/picture at McClain’s,                              OR Carrot Slaw, Roll/Margarine, and Orange Sections                            rants for Motions to Revoke out of San Jacinto & Polk County. The
  e-mail to mcclains.shepherdnews@yahoo.com, or fax to (936) 628-2866.                  14 Tuesday-     Pork     Roast/Gravy,    Lima      Beans,    Mus-                 suspect was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance
             Information may not be taken over the telephone.
                                                                                           tard   Greens,     Cornbread/Oleo,     and     Fruit   Cocktail                after approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine were located.
             Include contact information on your request to have something published.
              Our deadline is 6 p.m. Tuesday for the following week.                       Note: All meals are served with 1 cup of 2% milk or buttermilk.                Bond          has        been        set        at        $55,000.

				
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