1 AISD Honor Rolls See page 4,6 Citizens Journal 75 Hometown newspaper of Jessica Hale USPS NO Vol. 135, No. 97 Sunday, December 7, Section, 10 Pages AFD:Cause of downtown fire still unknown By Bobby Horn Jr. Special to the Journal Nearly a month after a fire destroyed an Atlanta landmark, investigators say they do not know what caused the blaze. On Nov. 5, at 10:58 p.m. emergency crews were dispatched to the Woods Furniture Co., 212 E. Hiram St. Over the next six hours, fire fighters from as far away as Vivian, La. battled the blaze. Atlanta Fire Department Assistant Chief Ricky Draper said By Lee Ellen Benjamin as of Dec. 2, they do not have a cause of the fire. We don t know now and we may never know what caused it. Eddie Woods, son of Woods Furniture Co. founder E.B. Woods, said he got a similar report from a fire investigator working for his insurance company. All they could say was that it was undeterminable. The last report I got from them (insurance company) said they were not sure if it started outside the building or in it. Since the fire there has been Hathcock home final stop on home tour rumors and speculation that the fire may have been deliberately set. While they do not know what caused the fire, Draper said the evidence shows it did not start outside the building. What s done is done. You can hear hearsay about this or that, but they (the investigators) are looking for evidence, for proof, Woods said. He noted that his family s focus has shifted from thinking about what caused the fire to moving forward. We re still trying to make it, he said. It s a slow process. Woods said they were waiting for an approval from the insurance company before they could begin the cleanup, which is scheduled to begin shortly. The city has asked us to have it cleaned up by the Christmas parade. The parade is planned for Dec. 13. Woods added that Atlanta Fire Department will be on hand during the cleanup to ensure it is done safely. Destroyed in the fire was the furniture store showroom, offices and an empty building to the west which formerly held the Western Auto. The adjacent Terrell Brothers Furniture & Appliances suffered water and smoke damage; a cinderblock wall between the stores helped prevent the fire from spreading across the block. Woods said that they have not decided if they are going to rebuild, focusing on what has to be done in the present before looking too far into future. We re going at it, he said. See FIRE on page 2 The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hathcock at 432 County Road 4132 south of Atlanta is large, but very comfortable. The house will be on the 5th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes hosted by CHRISTUS St. Michael-Atlanta Foundation from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. The house was built in 2005 and loosely based on the design of her mother s home in Monticello, Ark., but the various decorating touches are completely the work of Sherry Hathcock. She can conceive a use for almost any found object. Clever does not begin to describe her ability to create interesting and appealing works of art from non-functioning junk. Her flair shines in every room of the gracious home. Visitors should be sure to note the Santa-scape in the front hall, the lavatory-planter in the master bathroom and the beautifully decorated Christmas trees in every room. The contractors for this three-bedroom, two bath house were Felix Prince and Mike Gay of McLeod. The massive fireplace in the den was built my local mason Pete Mayfield and features a custom-made Satterwhite log mantle. The arch in the front hall was hand hewn by Satterwhite, as well. Also in the den is a glowing Christmas tree decorated in rustic seed pods, plaid ribbon and hundreds of twinkle lights. Describing this captivating home as a 3BR-2BA is deceiving. Not only is there a 3-car garage, but an enormous workshop behind and a pond that is home to geese. They have two dogs that guard the property, too It is clear that John Hathcock is an outdoorsman. Several of his conquests are displayed in the den: deer, ducks, a sleek fox (that he shot in the yard) and See TOUR on page 2 Photo by LEE ELLEN BENJAMIN Visitors to the home of John and Sherry Hathcock will awe struck by the spectacular Christmas tree in the spacious den. The home is on the CHRISTUS St. Michael-Atlanta foundation home tour Sunday, Dec. 7. photo by LEE ELLEN BENJAMIN CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta administrator Thomas McKinney greets guests at the lighting of Christmas lights Thursday, Dec. 4. Local hospital, clinic hosts holiday lighting ceremony CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta and Ellington Memorial Clinic hosted their Second Annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, The events took place at the front entrance of the hospital located at 1007 South William Street, Atlanta. The event featured music by First Baptist Church Queen City Kingdom Kids Choir, the Biblical Christmas story, lighting of the campus, and of course the arrival of Santa Claus and his elves See CHRISTUS on page 5 AISD begins plans for new band hall By Bobby Horn Jr. Special to the Journal Meeting in a special session Dec. 2, the Atlanta ISD Board of Trustees took the first step toward building a new band hall at the high school. The band hall discussion was one of three items which brought trustees to the administration building for a noon meeting. Shortly after the meeting began, the board retired to executive session to discuss approval of method on construction of new AHS band hall. During executive session they also discussed repairs of the primary school roof and a Topping off the North Pole! 5000 Help a Cass County foster child have a Merry Christmas! Please send your contributions to: Cass County Child Protective Service Board P.O. Box 1092 Atlanta, TX Contributing Businesses & Individuals: Clements Construction and Realty Cass County Bank James Verschoyle, Attorney The Ark Veternary Hospital Eastex Portable Buildings Red River Employees Credit Union Anonymous #2 Texas T Paint and Body Sarah Childress Bill Griffin Highway District 19 Employees Credit Union Clyde and Sue Berry Harp Diamond Jewelers Elizabeth McLeod David Robison Larry King and Associates Bill Hannon, Attorney Danny Addington, D.D.S. Lawrence and Martha Jester Donald Dowd Mark Mays Real Estate Carol Hodges Quick Lube Center Rapid Lube Ward Timber Watch this space weekly for contributing businesses & individuals. personnel matter. State law requires discussion of contracts and personnel be done in closed session, with any action which results from the discussion taking place in open session. After meeting behind closed doors for close to an hour, the board reconvened. Keri Richardson offered a motion that District Superintendent Sidney Harrist be empowered to seek competitive sealed proposals for a new band hall. Joe Wall second the motion, which passed unanimously. Harrist said the district will begin working with an architect to develop plans for the band hall. The district will likely open the bidding period in the March or April with hopes that by late summer they will have finalized the plans. He added that it is too early in the process to speculate on either the cost of the project or a timeline. Harrist noted the popularity See BAND on page
2 2 Citizens Journal, Sunday, December 7, 2014 Subscribe Today! Courtesy photo Young campers visit with The Grinch and Smokey the Bear during the 2013 Christmas in the Park event. Atlanta State Park hosts the free camping and drive through tour annually to celebrate the Christmas season. Christmas in the Park set to open Dec. 10 Atlanta State Park is inviting campers to camp from Dec free of charge in exchange for them decorating their campsite. "We have a few spots left we would like to fill," Office Manager Kayla Williams said. "Campers must call to reserve a spot. We invite the public to drive thru on Dec starting at dark until 9 p.m. to enjoy refreshments that are donated by Cass County Bank, Domino Federal Credit Union, Walmart, Cash Saver, Sam s Wholesale and Albertsons (State Line, Richmond Rd). As of press time, there were still 10 camp sites available for the annual event that draws about 1,100. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to take part as well. Camping begins Dec. 10 and the actual drive thru takes place Dec. 12 and 13. Guests may also visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, The Grinch and Smokey the Bear. Visi- the holiday event. tors are encouraged to For more information, bring their cameras to contact Kayla at take pictures and join in Band from page 1 of the band program has outpaced their available space and that the current band hall is simply too small. He added that he envisioned the new band hall as a stand-alone building on the high school campus. He also plans to meet with band boosters to solicit their input for the project. In November the Big Bad Band from Rabbitland advanced to the UIL 4A Marching Band competition finals, placing seventh in the state. In other board business, trustees awarded D.K. Haney a contract valued at 126,116 to replace sections of the primary school roof. The areas to be replaced are the school s original roof. The board also accepted the resignation of 7th Grade Math Teacher Jolean Roberson, effective at the end of the fall semester. a family business for 50 years. There are a lot of memories and stories there, he added. In the midst of the tragedy, Woods said that he has been overwhelmed by the community support. The outpouring from the community has been fantastic. Customers, former customers and in- dividuals have come forward with their support. It has been phenomenal. I can t believe it. He added that even a month after the fire they are still getting calls of support on a daily basis. The furniture store has acquired a post office box so they can continue to correspond with customers. Fire from page 1 It s day by day. Right now we are dealing with the loss and the cleanup. It s like a roller coaster ride. You have your low spots then something happens and things begin to brighten. It s like a wave of emotions we have been going through. It s (Woods Furniture) has been APD Police make multiple arrests in Nov. Atlanta Police Department worked a number of cases during late November. Some cases are still under investigation. Residents should take special precautions during the holidays to prevent theft of their vehicles and property. Don t leave belongings or purses visible in your vehicle during the holiday season. Following a pedestrian stop on Nov. 23, officers arrested Charles Edward Jefferson, 37, of Atlanta for an outstanding warrant out of Atlanta for evading arrest and three outstanding traffic warrants out of Atlanta. Jefferson was transported to the Cass County Sherriff s Office. Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West Main Street in reference to an alarm. Upon arrival it was learned that some glass doors had been broken at that location. On Nov. 26 at 2:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Mill Street in reference to an unwanted person. Upon arrival and further investigation, officers arrested Amber Lynn Hunter, 18, of Atlanta for criminal trespass. At 4:33 that same day, officers arrested Brenda Kay Sell, 38, of Atlanta after a call came in of an unwanted person at the 400 block of Mill Street for two outstanding traffic warrants. Following a traffic stop on the 600 block of Glenwood Street, officers arrested Nicholas Glenn Griggs, 17, for possession of marijuana. At 6:48 p.m. on Nov. 30, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Nancy Street in reference to a criminal trespass violation. Upon arrival and further investigation, officers arrested David Benjamin Campbell, 52, of Atlanta for criminal trespass. Campbell was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Cass County Sheriff s Office. Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Courtland Road on Nov. 28 at 11:32 p.m. A window had been broken at that location. The case is still under investigation. On Nov. 29, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Loop 59 in reference to an intoxicated person. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect laying on the sidewalk. Officers arrested Cynthia Louise Phillips, 43, of Texarkana, Ark. for public intoxication. Also on Nov. 29, Officers received a report of credit card abuse from the 300 block of Baker Street. This case is under investigation. Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Loop 59 at 9:40 a.m. Nov. 30 in reference to theft. Upon arrival and further investigation, officers arrested Carroll Wayne Treadway, 40, of Atlanta for theft. Treadway was also arrested for an outstanding warrant for fraudulent possession/use of identifying information and a warrant for burglary of a building out of Cass County. READ US ONLINE AT WWW. CASSCOUNTYNOW.COM
3 Citizens Journal, Sunday, December 7, Tour from page 1 Photos by LEE ELLEN BENJAMIN The front door of the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hathcock is beautifully adorned for the holidays. The door is swathed in glowing with the spirit of Christmas. The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hathcock is large and comfortable. Visitors will be captivated by the décor in every room. The swing on the back porch is skillfully decorated with greens and ribbon. Even the swing in the back yard is craftily decorated, too. The clever treatment in the front hall of the home of Sherry Hathcock is a sign of her artistry. Visitors will see many of her creative and imaginative works throughout the house. On the front porch of 432 County Road 4132, visitors will see a bench which was originally part of the building on Main St. where the Plaza on Main stands now. It was rough sawed in the 1800s and has been artfully refinished by John Hathcock. oak armoire with a beveled mirror in the center that Hathcock discovered at a sale in Stuttgart, Ark. She explained that it breaks down in to several parts, to accommodate moving the colossal piece. In the spare bedroom Hathcock has again exhibited her flair for decorating. There is an attractive telephone table that she refinished. In addition, she antiqued the woodwork to match, which sets the guest bedroom apart from the rest of the house. All of the doors in the house are reclaimed from a Victorian home in Texarkana. None of the doors are the same size, so the builder had to adapt each frame to fit. Visitors should be sure to look at the exquisite stamped brass hinges on each door, too. There is so much to see in this beautiful home, it is difficult to describe the immense appeal. The Hathcocks are a charming couple who live in a superb home on a wooded lane. This house is a must see and all guests will be delighted with the many distinctive touches and ingenious embellishments. Other homes on the tour: Mr. and Mrs. Steven Smith, 107 N. Louise; Caren Rumsey, 107 Cameron St. and the Caver Clubhouse, 178 County Road All homes on the tour are in Atlanta. Tickets are 10 each and may be purchased at Benita s Atlanta Floral, Terri s Treasures, CHRISTUS St. Michael-Atlanta Gift Shop and Queen City Floral, or from any CHRISTUS St. Michael-Atlanta Foundation board member. Proceeds will benefit the CHRISTUS St. Michael-Atlanta Foundation. All money will stay in Atlanta. The Fifth Annual CHRISTUS St. Michael-Atlanta Foundation Christmas Tour of Homes will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. For more about the tour, or to obtain tickets, call Diane Giesler at or Foundation office at tors should make note of the long gray bench decorated with red and white. It is constructed from a robust beam from the original building that was on the site of the Plaza on Main in Atlanta. It shows the 18-tooth saw marks and is testament to the study construction in old Atlanta. The couple has a 22-yearold son, Tyler, who is attending the University of Texas at Tyler. Though he may not be in attendance, his room is worth a notice. There is a magnificent READ US ONLINE AT a leaping bobcat. He felled the bobcat while out bow hunting in the woods behind the house. All are magnificent animals. The couple also mentioned a cougar that roams the neighborhood. In fact, she had a personal experience with the golden feline, while checking the yard one night. Suddenly, she turned the flashlight into the eyes of an adult female, who calmly swaggered through the yard, while Hathcock screamed for her husband. On the front porch, visi-
4 4 Citizens Journal, Sunday, December 7, 2014 AISD HONOR ROLLS - SECOND SIX WEEKS 1st Grade - A Honor Roll Grace Alexander Gibson Gray Stephanie Alonzo Aniyah Hamilton Brooklyn Bailey Ethan Harper Elizabeth Bickham Lizbeth Hernandez Jayda Blaylock John Herrington Alexis Brooks Bobby Horn Konner Caraway Jacob James Lee Carroll Gabrielle Jester Remington Clayton Erin Jones Adrean Clemenson Jessica Karr Julia Daniels Stormii Kemp La Nysha Dickerson Alli Kindred Talsa Edwards Averi King Cam ron Feaster Cash Charles Kitner Vida Fegans Hayden Koehler Jacob Foster Luke Martin Kayden Garmon Emma Jo McCall Adelaide Giesler Mariana Mendez Memphis Graves Diana Miranda Cameron Mitchell Trinity Snellgrove Stephen Monday Addison Spencer Rylea Moro Braylee Stanfield Keeley Morton Ella Stewart YraKyya Nard Brooklyn Thompson Juana Olalde Ryleigh Thompson Ryleigh Paige Tevin Thursby Breleigh Peacock Autumn Titsworth Gabrielle Petrofsky Caleb Turberville Lauryn Phillips McKaylah Turpin Rebecca Pittman Johanna Ward Maylaysia Price Ashlynn Webb Ashlynn Quada Samiyah Wells Tilly Redin Olivia Williams Ireion Reynolds Nathaniel Wilson Malaki Richardson Mason Worthington Jayden Riley Amiya Young Ethan Scott Kinslie Sirmons Aaliyah Smith 2nd Grade - A Honor Roll Trinity Adams Emma Allen Grant Allen Elizabeth Batton Aidan Boston Jaliyah Brown Evan Darby Anna Davis William Davis Shyanna Farris Owen Flint Rance Gaston Kyle Goodson Janiah Green Jaxon Griggs Kyle Gross Chirstopher Hale Henry Hale Natalie Halford Zoe Hearron Blaire Kelley Chase Kindred Gavin Mitchell A leyah Oliver Easton Owens Gabriella Sanchez Aliya Shelton James Wladon Amber Westbrook Cason Whatley Eleanor Willimas 3rd Grade - A Honor Roll Andrew Allen Olivia Allen Damien Bourg Sydney Bryer Lauren Carrell Jackson Dillinger Riley Elliott Conner Ethridge Kendall Fant Madison Fouche Maya Franco Aurelia Giesler Anthony Hamilton Annemarie Hanner Carmello Henderson Jeremiah Henderson Josiah Hunt Willie Jiang Jonathan Kennedy Wesley Kennedy Diamond King Skye Matteson Uriel Mirands Austin Phelps James Price Elijah Riojas Aidan Saffell Emma Sanford Amori Shelling Mya Simmons Anessa Smith Christopher Swanson Cooper Swanson Corbyn Wilson 4th Grade - A Honor Roll Gary Bagley Ingrid Baizabal Cassidy Caver Haylie Chesworth Brendan Clayton Stacy Darty Kameron Dickerson Zy Kell Farris Cameron Fincher Kassidy Gennings Morgan Grider Riley Halford Reginald Harrison Presley Humphrey Kaleigha Jacobs Faith Mahon Trinity Marsh Landon Moore Caitlin Morris Xavier Nash Rebekah Nelson Manuel Olvera Kinsey Thomas Lillian Ung Chanlee Ward Gage Whatley Sarah Whatley Ben Williams Andrew Wommack 5th Grade William Gonzalez Hudson Hale Hunter Hartsell Aundra Haskins Tia Haskins Kelton Henderson John Hipp Timothy Humphrey Olivia Huseth T Nijah Jackson Galexi Jett Adrian Kennington Chase Lambert Kenayah Larry Theresa Lee Presleigh Lenaway Jasman Lindley Trevor Martinez Alexzandria Mathews Ankwaun Maxie Charrity Maxie Cooper McCLure Kenyah McKellar Edward Mitchell Seth Alexander Alex Boston Alexandria Brown Kylie Carnley Kale Carpenter Tyler Cormier Kaley Crabtree Clay Fant Brennan Gaston Charles Gross Daniel Hernandez Brooklyn Howard Maggie Johnson Sapphire Kerns Kadence Kesterson Caleb King Ella Lambeth Sydney Lightfood Lillian Massingill Morgan Price Briyanna Scott Sydney Swanson Matthew Thompson Madison Tomlin Tyler Vandevender AB Da Myja Alejandro Deasiah Alexander Camryn Allen Cruz Alonzo Arianna Benton Andrew Bishop Jim Bivens Ty Blizzard Nic Burden Ahmontae Butterfield Jonathan De Dios Coriunna Dickerson Noah Dowda Marissa Duhon Demetrio Ferrusquia Joshuah Fletcher Matthew Frost Emma Garrison Thompson celebrates 90 years at Smyrna Courtesy photo James W. Thompson celebrated his ninetieth birthday with family and friends in the Smyrna Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Saturday, Nov. 29, Attendees travel from as far as California, Colorado and Ohio to join Thompson for the festive event. He was born in Bradley, Ark., Nov. 30, 2014, to James Duncan and Ettie Jackson Thompson. He married Thompson Ostreth and the late Glenda Thompson Broussard; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The 90 years have only slowed him; Thompson is still very active and is an avid hunter and fisherman. Atlanta Citizens Journal Serving the people of Cass County for more than 135 years ROBIN AARON - Publisher HARRY DARBY - Group Manager RACHEL WOODS - Office Manager TIM EMMONS - Sports Editor CANDICE KEENER - Advertising Representative LEE ELLEN BENJAMIN - Production KATHY THOMPSON - Office Assistant Letter to the Editor Policy The Citizens Journal welcomes all letters to the editor. 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5 Citizens Journal, Sunday, December 7, Obituaries AUBREY D. ALLEN Jan. 25, 1925 Dec. 3, 2014 Aubrey D. Allen, 89, of Bloomburg, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at his residence surrounded by family. He was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Ravanna, Ark., to Aubrey Sr. and Edna Bell Allen. He was retired from Alford Refrigerated Warehouses and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge # 1007 in Bloomburg. He loved horses and walking. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Lane Allen; a daughter, Renee Kemp; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Vyneta Combs Allen of Bloomburg; one son, Ron Rawlins of Kaufman; two daughters, Jeanene Quan of Arlington and Darlene Allen of Arlington; a brother, Harold Allen and wife Bonnie of Ravanna; two sisters, Josephine Watson of San Antonio and Willa Mae Mann of Dallas; sisterin-law, Ann Allen of Atlanta; 11 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Hanner Funeral Service. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at New Hope Baptist Church under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service with Bro. David Baxley officiating. Interment will follow at Enon Cemetery in Miller County, Ark., under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Guest registry is available at ESSIE M. ALEXANDER OGBURN KEAHEY Oct. 4, Nov. 29, 2014 Essie M. Alexander Ogburn Keahey, 95, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in an Atlanta adult care facility. She was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Miller County, Ark., to John and Lonnie Westbrook Alexander. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Queen City. She loved quilting, sewing, cooking and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Barney Brown, Glassel Ogburn and John Keahey; a son, Jodie Ogburn and her parents. She is survived by one daughter, Diane Wiley of Queen City; three sons, James Ogburn and Van Ogburn both of Queen City and Leonard Ogburn of Little Rock, Ark.; step-son, John Brown of Little Rock; one brother, Bill Alexander of Liberty; one sister, Naomi Copeland of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren, Dusty Wiley, Jeff Wiley, Shane Ogburn, Brian Ogburn, Rusty Ogburn, Ricky Ogburn, Mikey Ogburn and John Ogburn; granddaughters, Terri, Deana, Zan and Leann; and a number of great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Hanner Funeral Service. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Hanner Funeral Chapel with Bro. Don Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery in Bright Star, Ark. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Guest registry is available at MERLE OPAL McCAIN March 1, Dec. 3, 2014 Merle Opal McCain, 101, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in a local adult care facility. She was born March 1, 1913, in Minter, to Robert and Nannie Belle Wharton. She moved to Atlanta with her husband in February She was a loving mother, homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta. She taught Sunday school was a children s worker and Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed sewing, all kinds of needle work, reading western books, and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard Ivey McCain; sister, Ola Bowman and her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Carole Bolt and husband Almos; son, Barry McCain and wife Sharon of Atlanta; grandchildren, Cathy and Joe Wuynderlich of Tomball, Almos Bolt Jr. and wife Loretta of Montgomery, Cheryl and Robert Perez of Linden, Lori and Photo by Lee Ellen Benjamin Santa Claus was chauffeured by Atlanta Fire Chief Robin Betts in Engine 42. Santa was accompanied by his helpers, Atlanta Middle School fifth graders Asia Robinson and Maggie Johnson. BASIL FREDERICK GESSEL June 27, 1935 Dec. 1, 2014 Basil Frederick Gessel, 79, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Marshall. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Berea Cemetery under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home in Jefferson. GRACE McKINLEY Feb. 5, 1936 Dec. 1, 2014 Grace McKinley, 78, of Jefferson, died Monday, Dec. 1, Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Haggard Funeral Home in Jefferson. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Capt. William Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Trinity Cemetery under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home. ERMIDEAN VAUNCEIL HILL May 19, 1932 Nov. 30, 2014 Ermidean Vaunceil Hill died Sunday, Nov. 30, Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. READ US ONLINE AT with the Atlanta Fire Department, and refreshments. Hospital administrator Thomas McKinney delivered an official welcome and opened the events. NEAL WILSON MORRIS July 29, 1920 Dec. 2, 2014 Neal Wilson Morris, 94, of Dallas, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at his residence. Visitation was from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Reeder-Davis Chapel with Bro. Kevin Rose officiating. Interment followed at Barber Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. CHRISTUS from page 1 Greg Parker of Lexington, Va., Brad and Shelly McCain of Dupont, Wash., and Brady and Lisa McCain of Allen; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Hanner Funeral Service. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service with Bro. Wes Chambers officiating. Guest registry is available at
6 Citizens Journal, Sunday, December 7, Continued from page 5 Kentrel Andrews Leeanna Monday Jhonatan Morales Keyante Oliver Abigail Plum Julian Rea Katherine Rich Gabrielle Rigdon Kandyce Roberts Asia Robinson Stacie Rollins Amaya Roman Nathaniel Sanders Haley Sanford Ryleigh Smith Lilly Sprayberry Derronica Talton Elizabeth Terry Mason Thompson Layla Titsworth Clay Waldon Brayden Ward Avery Whitlow Antonio Williams Samantha Winders Hallie Woodruff Ryan Young 6th Grade Trey Adams Aubrey Anthony David Bell Rylee Blythe Jake Carter Kelsey Cowley Callie Dyer Jagger Dyer Collin Fincher Blaine Hammonds Vincent Jiang Alexander Jones Tyrell King Casey Lambert Kentrell Luckey Kate Lummus Tristan Marsh Simon Matteson Jairy Medina Michael Medina Justin Mitchell Colin Morris Nikolas Nash Jeffery Siler Aaron Solomon Lilly Steward Ethan Stewart Jordan Stiger Brandon Tapia Jack Teale Alexia Ung Jackson Warren A-B Honor Roll Dajaneen Alejandro-Ortiz Connor Alexander Angel Benton Laren Booth Autumn Bourne Quenijah Cook Timothy Demery Alijuah Drayton Jaden Earnest Jennifer Easter Kaylah Ebron Carlos Edwards Zachary Goodroe Austin Head Carlasia Heath Isaiah Henderson Emilee Herrington Destiny Higdon Kannon Hooten Caliya Jiles Sidney Knorr Ivori Larry Tianna Lawson De Aundre Mitchell De Aundrea Mitchell Xavia Owens Daniel Parrott Emily Parrott Emily Redfearn Ayanna Richardson Ralston Richardson Marshae Robinson Timothy Rushing Zarion Scott Diamond Serna William Smith Chloe Thomas Alyssa Wilburn Vanessa Winders 7th Grade Daniela Arredondo Azaya Bell Tristan Bishop Drake Black Kobe Bonner Cameron Carney Brody Childress India Cooper Meocha Dickerson Jaslyn Ebron Cade Fant Jamauria Godwin Allison Harvin Jykem Henderson Hannah Highland Kade Hill Madelynn Howard Jay Joslin Madeline Lanphier Harley Lenaway Cooper McCord Nicole Merchant Candace Nuckels Clayton Primrose Brant Rosser Emmie Rushing Matthew Samples Chloe Sherman Will Sims Destiney Smith Kaylee Strawn Jaiden Stroman Reece Utley Breyeona Webster A-B Honor Roll Caroline Baker-Francis Ashanti Banks Kamryn Bennett Bryson Bourne Hunter Bryan Fernando Campos Isabella Clements Xavier Coleman Davion Collins Asia Cooper Robert Crocker Rhianna Dinning Caleb Dowda Michael Duckett Garon Dupree Max Ebarb Jacorian Fields John Fields Ryan Gennings Charity Henderson Cyrah Jones Khadijah Jones Kason Kennedy Shelby Kennedy Keyonta King Dustin Kuhn Jacob Lee Tristan Lee Stevan Lopez Jevon Loyd Diego Maldonado Kolby Mason Chassity Maxie Haileigh Mayfield Shamranique McCauley Molly Moloney Hallie Murray Kaela Phillips Emilee Reynolds Meaghan Segura Thomas Steward Marissa Tyson Dagen Ward Zoe Williamson Kade Wood 8th Grade Abby Allen Sha Niikiia Anderson Kelleigh Ayers Dayanna Cervantes Taylor Chaffin Hope Crenshaw Dela Cruz Natalie Foster Dyamond Grant Faith Hammonds Jeremiah Hatley Emily Heldt Josiah Henderson Nathan Johnson Cameron Kendrick Jawan King Kaitlyn Knorr Blake Lummus Mallory McClure Dusty Miller Clayton Mosley Jacob Nash Jon Panaro Carson Rich Cullen Richardson Ki-Mijah Richardson Eliseo Rico Cade Rosser Andrew Samples Jordann Solomon Jacob Thompson Ty White Hannah Wicks Joshua Wiley Reagan Wilson A-B Kourtney Bledsoe Pasqualita Burleson Carly Campbell Deangelo Coleman Joselyn DeDios Rubio Teranesha Delasbour Austin Duhon John Franklin Alecia Garcia Gabrielle Goynes Hayden Graves Tyler Green Chase Haskins Caden Henderson Camillea Henderson Halli Herring Shundrevin Hunter Dalton Johnson Marcedes Johnson Jacob Jolly Keeleigh Martin Alma Mendez Kendall Merchant Roy Milligan Reece Newkirk Ryker Oden Blanca Olalde Brett Piazza Kyle Reynolds Jasmine Rigdon Rebecca Rinehart Dena Rougeau Karly Rougeau Gabby Self Dajha Smith Quevye Smith Shevonia Smith Haley Sprayberry Zachery Stafford Alexia Stiger Cason Strawn Tyteana Taylor Ashley White Cadaruis Williams Haley Williams Lois Wimsatt 9th Grade Shanisha Anderson Luke Anthony Bethany Bahr Zeitler Barfoot Bobbi-Jo Beech Hunter Belk Kolby Carver Zachary Clements Katelyn Dillard Gecorri Gulley Taylor Hall Jack Henderson Allysa Hodges Slayton Holland Blaise Hooten Hunter Lance Deonshanae Lewis Alaska Matteson Elana McClory Gerrod Oliver Donika Patel Abigail Roberts Lydia Rougeau Madison Sanders Alyssa Simmons Luke Smith Devin Ulmer Amanda Whatley Dustin Williams Cydnee Woods A-B Honor Roll Natalie Baur Nate Burden Demontrae Collins Carson Cowgill Phoebe Crenshaw Tyler Dantes Kitiana Duckett Victoria Fomby Gabrielle Groeneveld Ri chonda Harris Caleb Helfrick Kobee Henderson Ethan Hollis Justin Holloway Hunter Humphries Madison Heseth Brandon June Deila Kerns Ta mya Kinney Tristen Lee Christian Lopez Daniel Lopez Gabriel Lopez Jacey Lowery Duncan McCaslin Fredy Medina Nya Nelson Dylan Peace Kaylee Scott Savannah Squires Elizabeth Stone Brianna Wafer Dominic Washington Breanna Young Andrey Zelinskiy 10th Grade Zoe Allen Taylor Barnes Kylee Belk Victoria Bergt Aaron Carter Brock Childress Starr Davis Davis Flint Bethany Garrison Holly Grewell Andrew Hammonds Grant Harrell Layton Henson William Hipp Wendy Medina Josiah Mendoza Kaylea Moro Brianna Musgrove Diana Olvera Devangi Patel Skye Paxton Emily Primrose Savannah Riddell Hannah Seavey Teshuna Sheppard Austin Sikes Katieann Smith Ethan Solis Audria Stovall Mary Katie Tigert Grantland Utley A-B Honor Roll Tristin Allen Tanner Ashmore Tejana Augustus Brooke Baugus Jennifer Bridges Cade Coulter Angel Daniels Hunter Daugherty Autumn Dinning Christopher Dyer Sarah Fincher Hadley Garrett Martin Godwin Brian Hammonds Michael Holcomb Aniya King Ethan Mauldin Christine Meggs Christian Oliver Ruben Olvera Hollie Rhine Mika Rodgers Austin Samples Katelyn Segura Cheyenne Snellgrove Rebecca Thomas Kassidy Watson 11th Grade Te aisha Allen Raegan Aslin Renee Augustus Jessica Barnett Annelise Baur Shelby Bennett John Crane Carter Dodson Tanner Duke Lexie Dyer Adam Greig Ivy Harris Marshay Hatley Madison Head Majory Herron Kellianne Huffman Megan Kerby Carson Lambert Ethan Lowery Claire Lummus Benjamin Lynch Logan Moorhead Lanee Oliver Lexi Oliver Jared Parker Hannah Piazza Alex Pitts Coyt Ransom Jessica Reynolds Conley Richardson Isabella Rowe Kenli Rumsey Josh Seavey Parker Simmons Shelby Sims Devin Smith Hunter Street Myeisha Wafer A-B Honor Roll Briana Adcock Ja kurstian Anderson Nick Bergt Carolyn Childress Alexus Collins Aliya Cook Nathan Craft Demontray Darty Jakendra Dickerson Terri Earnhart Justonni Farmer Keosha Fedrick Cierra Garcia Casey Godwin Hunter Godwin Kyli Halford Mitch Hardaway Tara Harvin Abbie Heath Abe Heath Notebook FRIDAY ATLANTA CAR CRUISE-IN is held the second Friday night at 6 p.m. of every month at Headers on Main Street. For more info, call or ATLANTA STATE PARK will host the annual Christmas in the Park 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. daily Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec.13. Camp for free, if you decorate your campsite. You can start decorating on Wednesday, Dec. 10, and stay till Sunday. Or just drive through to view the lights, visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Smokey the Bear and the Grinch. The park is located off FM 1154, north of Queen City. For more info, call SATURDAY PINEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH will hold a Church-wide Garage Sale from 8 a.m.to 2 p.m. Dec. 6,. The church is located on Hwy. 77W in Douglassville. For more info, call ENON FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH will host a Christmas Feast for the Needy from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 510 Howe Street in Atlanta. For more info, call 9* ATLANTA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will sponsor a Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Dec.13 in downtown. There is no entry fee to participate, but you must register to enter a float. This year s theme is Christmas in Charac- Seth Henderson Ka prienceya Holloway Toby Hopper Davoshia Jefferson Michael Jones Olivia Key Rikki Leakes Adrain Mack Michael Mack Kacie McKinnie Austin Nuckels Kandin Odom Miracle Peoples Deashia Richardson Tamija Roberston Michael Seli Olivia Sheets Zakwandria Shepard Aadrina Smith Jeremy Smith Ke andrea Sparks Brandi Sprawls Jerry Thomas Lexi Wood Keondrick Young 12th Grade Dazzman Benjamin Sydney Black Allyson Blizzard Brooke Campbell Jaci Cullins Randi Davidson Dylan DeLay Garrett Duke Miranda Giles Madison Grider Michaela Griffin Byeishea Haskins Sameul Haskins Allie Hill Sasha Hopper Sarah Huffman Rachel Jones Tesla Love Savannah McClure Garrison McCord Israel Medina Zach Nugent Kayleigh Paxton Alisha Phelps Tanisha Phleps Annaliese Pinckard Garrett Purtle Kyle Sain Kayla Shelton Dakota Snellgrove Elandria Steger Keandra Thomas Lizanne Tyson Hanna Underwood Alyssa Whetstone Colton Wiley Dasha Williams Hunter Yarberry A-B Honor Roll John Addington Zach Atkins Stephanie Bahr Alvin Battle Dezzman Benjamin Amber Burton Stormy Bynum Bryanna Byrum Aaliyah Carter Andrew Davis Cole Davis Deanna Dickerson Paige Driskell Robert Earnhart G Marcus Garner Clayton Hancock Anfernee Henderson Kyle Huddleston Clayton Jaynes Kelsey Johnson Keaundria Mack Kelsey McCasland Nicole McConnell Ethan Mendoza Chase Musgrove Jada Pickens Cassi Roberts Jessica Rodgers Cameron Schulz Larence Scott Brian Simington Ashley Smith Asime Stiger Jeffrey Thomas Dwayne Washington Jaela Washington Jameya Washington Sarah Wilbanks Amanda Williams De Shunte Young ter. All floats must be lighted in some way. For more info, call NEW LIGHT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will host an Awards Banquet and Recognition Dinner at 4 p.m. Dec. 20. The church is located at 2108 US Hwy 59 S in Linden. SUNDAY SHILOH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will hold the 5th Appreciation Service for the Rev. and Mrs. Arlistel Maxie at 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Guest speaker will be the Rev. A. C. Williams of the Enon First Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta. The church is located at 106 CR 1111 in Atlanta. For more info, call or NEW COLONY BAPTIST CHURCH CHOIR will host a Christmas cantata with a lighting display at 10:50 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. The church is located at 3086 Hwy 59 N in Linden. For more info, call ST. JOHN DIVINE MISSIONARY CHURCH will celebrate the 142nd anniversary of the church at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Bryni Hampton of the Honey Grove Baptist Church of Atlanta. The church is located at 389 CR 1886 in Kildare. CASS COUNTY CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be at 6 p.m. Dec.14, at First Baptist Church Linden. Singers from the county are invited to join the choir. To register for the event, call , or
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8 8 Atlanta Citizens Journal Sunday, December 7, 2014 Sports Area basketball teams collide, play in various tourneys By Tim Emmons Bulldogs slay Dragons Queen City s varsity boys basketball team defeated the Redwater Dragons on Dec.2, in Redwater. QC was only up by five points after one quarter with the score being but by halftime the Bulldogs were up by 15 at The lead got up to 21 by the end of the third frame and when the final buzzer sounded QC won by 31 points. The Bulldogs forced 31 turnovers to help fuel their offense. Dakota Carver led the scoring with 18 points, followed by Jimmy Larry with 11 and teammate Scott Romanick chipped in with eight points of his own. Ten different Bulldog players scored in the contest and with the win the Dawgs are 3-1 on the season. The team began play in the Prairiland Tournament on Dec. 4, and will continue through the weekend. Lady Cats win Bloomburg defeated CHAAMPS (Christian Homeschool Athletic Association of Mt Pleasant) 58-9 on Nov. 25. The Lady Wildcats rolled out to a 13-2 first quarter lead and held a 23-5 lead at the half. Bloomburg outscored CHAAMPS 35-4 in the second half to take a 49 point victory. Hailey Cressionnie scored a team-high 28 points, Kinsey Kelly banked in 10, Kaydee Kelly recorded eight points and both Hope Parker and Trinity Mouser scored four apiece. McLeod places third McLeod s Lady Longhorns placed third in the Queen City Basketball Tournament which took place Nov The Lady Horns defeated Maud in one game. McLeod went up 13-6 after one quarter of play and took a lead into halftime. The Lady Longhorns outscored Maud in the second half to seal the 18-point victory. Jessica Keener tossed in 17 points, Kyndal Shepard had 12, Selena Moon added 10 and Erin Weaver posted six. After a loss to Elysian Fields and a close loss to Avinger, the Lady Longhorns put on a clinic against Hooks and host Queen City. McLeod dominated Hooks to the point of a win behind a teamhigh 11 points from Selena Moon. Jessica Keener scored nine points, Anna Parker eight, Shepard six and Emma Parker five. The Lady Longhorns defeated host Queen City 3219 to take home the third place trophy. Both Keener and Shepard put up 12 points apiece in the contest against the Lady Bulldogs. Horns split with Avinger Indians On Nov. 25, the McLeod varsity basketball programs traveled to Avinger to take on the Indians. The girls avenged a 5-point loss to Avinger in the Queen City tourney with a solid win. Kyndal Shepard ripped the nets for 17 points with two treys and Jessica Keener added 10. Selena Moon recorded 11 points, Emma Parker tossed in 11 and Courtney Hanson added six. The boys fell to the Indians although J.R. Smith scored 13 points, Dave Cherry nine, Bradley Lambeth eight and Josh Gilmore six. McLeod swats Hooks Hornets McLeod defeated Hooks for a second time this season with a win at home on Dec. 2. The halftime lead was 12 for the Lady Longhorns but by the end of the third frame McLeod had a solid lead going into the final quarter. Kyndal Shepard put in 16 points, Jessica Keener added 15, Shelby Davis had eight and Emma Parker posted five. Lady Longhorns open tourney with win McLeod opened the James Bowie Tournament with a convincing shellacking of Union Hill on Dec. 4. The Lady Longhorns jumped out to a 19-2 first quarter lead and had a advantage by the break. In the third the Lady Horns increased their lead by 30 with a 4515 lead. Kyndal Shepard posted 20 points and both Jessica Keener and Erin Weaver had seven to help pace McLeod. ll Cass County teams will be in action as tourneys coninue in Dec. Photo by JOY HANSON-HICKERSON McLeod s Bradley Lambeth blasts by an Avinger player on his way to the paint. Photo by JOY HANSON-HICKERSON McLeod Lady Longhorn Kyndal Shepard defies gravity as she leaps off of the court and high into the air for a shot attempt against Hooks. Photo by JOY HANSON-HICKERSON Anna Parker provides smothering defense for McLeod against Hooks. Photo by CARRIE MORO Photo by ASHLEY EMMONS Lady Rabb Kaylea Moro prepares to stifle Redwater s offensive scheme in a non-conference Queen City s Brianna Watkins goes Air Jordan on a hustle play with two Maud Cardinal game with the Lady Dragons in Redwater. players in tow.
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The Queen City Independent School District is taking application for a maintenance position. If interested, pickup an application at the Administration Building. CARNIVAL AMUSE MENT & RECREATION ATTENDANTS wanted for Roger Westmoreland Concessions Inc. 8 temporary positions open from 1 Mar 15 through 10 Nov 15. Job involves: Perform variety of attending duties at amusement facility (traveling carnival concessions). Set up, tear down, operate amusement food concessions. Post employment random drug testing and background checks may be required. Travel with the Carnival is required. No training or experience is required. Equal Opportunity, FLSA (13)(a)(3) exempt employer not sub ject to Federal hourly wage, overtime or record keeping requirements. No overtime expected. Overtime, if any, calcu lated and paid as per ap plicable regulations. Work schedule varies widely, typically 40 Hrs/Wk Wed Sun, 1:00PM to 10: 00PM. Employer will pay the prevailing hourly wage for each work location, ranging from 8.40 to per hour. Work starts in Hughes Springs, TX and traveling to: Mer cedes, Beaumont, Hitch cock, Port Aransas, Pasadena, TX; Burling ton, Davenport, IA; Grayslake, IL; Sedalia, MO; St Paul, MN; DuQuoin, IL; Oklahoma City, OK; Rosenberg, Bellville, TX; Baton Rouge, LA. Employer certifies that if there are changes in work locations, em ployer will obtain applica ble prevailing wage for work location and pay such wage. Merit increases and/or bonuses may be awarded at employer discretion. Em ployer makes available mobile housing valued at /week. Employer makes available trans portation from venue to venue and scheduled transportation to laundry, shopping valued at / week. Send re sume to Roger Westmoreland Concessions Inc., PO Box 1090, Hughes Springs, TX Please include complete contact informa tion in your submission. legal Auto Accident Attorney INJURED IN AN AUTO AC CIDENT? 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You are hereby com manded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff s Application for Appointment of Receiver at or before ten o clock a. m. of the Monday next af ter the expiration of forty two days from the date of the issuance of this citation, same being Monday the 5th day of January, 2015, before the Honor able Judge Dowd, County Court at Law of Cass County, Texas, at the Court House of said County in Linden, Texas. PETRO LAND GROUP, INC., Petitioner, filed suit in said Court on the 18th day of November, 2014, against NAT HAYES and his unknown heirs and CORINNE CASWELL HAYES and her unknown heirs, Defendants, and said suit being numbered CCL14C511 on the docket of said Court, and styled, PETRO LAND GROUP, INC. VS. NAT HAYES and his unknown heirs and CORINNE CASWELL HAYES and her unknown heirs, Defen dants. A brief statement of the nature of this suit is as fol lows, to wit: Plaintiff is seeking Appointment of a Receiver to execute an oil, gas and mineral lease, assignment, or other necessary documents relating to the undivided mineral and lease hold interest for the follow ing tracts of land: TRACT ONE: acres of land, more or less, and being a part of the Eli D. Hanks Survey, A 468, Cass County, Texas, and being the same land described as Tract No. Two in that certain Mineral Deed dated July 14, 1938, from F. E. Smith and wife, Ruth Smith, to Henry C. Sheppard, and being recorded in Volume Y7, Page 413, Deed Records, Cass County, Texas. TRACT TWO: acres of land, more or less, lying in the Eli D. Hanks Survey, A 468, Cass County, Texas, and being all of that certain acre tract of land described in that certain Amendment to Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease dated January 14, 1957 from Au relia Howe Davis, Individu ally and as Attorney in fact for John Daverne Davis, Beth Davis Mays and Tom J. Mays to Eugene T. Et ter, recorded in Volume 340, Page 294, Deed Records of Cass County, Texas; SAVE AND EX CEPT all that certain tract of land containing 83 acres, more or less, de scribed in that certain Deed dated January 19, 1923 from J. B. Rodgers to Steve Rogers, recorded in Volume E5, Page 356, Deed Records of Cass County, Texas and leav ing a residue of acres, more or less. TRACT THREE: acres of land, more or less, situated in the Eli D. Hanks survey, A 468, be ing all of that same land described in that certain Deed, dated January 19, 1923, from J. B. Rodgers to Steve Rodgers and his children, recorded in Vol ume E 5, Page 356, Deed Records of Cass County, Texas. legal TRACT FOUR: acres of land, more or less, and being a part of the Eli D. Hanks Survey, A 468, Cass County, Texas, and being the same land described as Tract No. 2 in that certain Warranty Deed dated January 21, 1944, from J. B. Rodgers and wife, Mrs. Mamie Rodgers to R. H. Price, and being recorded in Vol ume E9, Page 576, Deed Records, Cass County, Texas. Petitioner is represented by DON WESTBROOK, P. O. BOX 2665, LONGVIEW, TEXAS, If this Citation is not served within ninety days after the date of its is suance, it shall be re turned unserved. The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to require ments of law, and the mandates hereof, and make due return as the law directs. Issued and given under my hand and the seal of said Court at Linden, Texas, the 20th day of November, Becky Wilbanks, Cass County District Clerk Pamela Sorrells Deputy Clerk LEGAL NOTICE The Cass County Commissioners Court will accept Sealed Proposal until 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014, in the Cass County Auditor s Office for the lease of the acres of land located in the James Clark Survey, A 172, Cass County, Texas for an oil & gas Lease. Specifications are available from: Cass County Auditor 604 Texas Hwy 8 North, 2nd Floor P.O. Box 299 Linden, Texas Proposals will be opened Monday, December 22, 2014; at 8:30 a.m. in Commissioners Court Bids will be presented to Commissioners Court Monday, January 12, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. located on the second floor of the Cass County Criminal Jus tice Center & Law Enforce ment. PROPOSALS SHALL BE MARKED ON THE OUT SIDE OF ENVELOPE OIL & GAS LEASE AND EI THER DELIVERED OR MAILED TO REACH THE COUNTY AUDITOR S OF FICE, 604 Hwy 8 North, 2nd FLOOR, P.O. BOX 299 LINDEN, TEXAS 75563, BEFORE 3:00 P. M. FRIDAY, December 19, ANY SEALED PRO POSALS RECEIVED AF TER THIS TIME WILL BE RETURNED UNOPENED. CASS COUNTY WILL RE JECT ANY BIDS RE CEIVED BY OR FAX. CASS COUNTY RE SERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS. Mandatory Language for a Maximum Contaminant Level Violation The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the EASTER CASS WSC water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers has exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes. The U. S. Environmental Protection agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for total trihalomethanes at milligrams per liter (mg/l) based on locational running annual average (LRAA), and has deter mined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL. Analysis of drink ing water in your commu nity for total tri halomethanes indicates a compliance value in quarter two 2014 of mg/l for DBP2 02; and in quarter three 2014 of mg/l for DBP2 01 and mg/l for DBP2 02. Trihalomethanes are a group of volatile organic compounds that are formed when chlorine, added to the water during the treatment process for legal disinfection, reacts with naturally occurring organic matter in the water. Some people who drink water containing tri halomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidney, or central nervous systems, and may have an in creased risk of getting cancer. You do not need to use an alternative water supply. However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you. We are taking the following actions to address this issue: talking to TCEQ trouble shooter, working with Texas Rural Water and extra flushing. If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Mitchell Mc Casland at Real estate ABANDONED 3/2 with land. Must sell! Call 24 hrs House for Sale 4 bedroom 2 bath, brick house in Bloomburg..2 miles from school on 1 acre fenced yard or cell 92,500 FSBO MUST SELL!! 3/2 tape and textured setup on 1 acre. 30 yrs at 4.75% for Call 24 hours! SINGLE PARENT AND FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS Special financing for low down and monthly payments. 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10 10 Sports Atlanta Citizens Journal Sunday, December 7, 2014 Lady Rabbs volleyball athletes take home All-District hardware Kwan Shepard and By Tim Emmons Keandra Thomas were named to the First Team, Atlanta had nine volley- Marshay Hatley and ball athletes receive rec- Alyssa Simmons was ognition for All-District named to the Second volleyball honors in this Team and both Cydnee year s release of the Dis- Wood and Jada Washingtrict 15-4A All-District ton were selected as Honorable Mention players. list. Deanna Dickerson was Lady Rabbs receiving Honors selected as the Superla- All-Academic tive Setter and teammate were: Byeishea Haskins, TeShuna Sheppard was Hatley, Wood, Dickerson, chosen Newcomer of the Sheppard, Simmons and Thomas. Year. TESHUNA SHEPPARD DEANNA DICKERSON QC boasts 15 to All-District list By Tim Emmons Queen City had 15 players named to the 7-2A, Division II All-District Team as voted by district coaches once the season is over for every team. Junior playmaker Jacobi Hamilton was selected for two spots; one as a Second Team Receiver and the other as a Second Team Safety and teammate Scott Romanick, a senior, was chosen for two spots; one as a Second Team Offensive Lineman and one as a Second Team Defensive End. Junior Brandon Russell was named as a First Team Punter, senior Jimmy Larry was selected as a Second Team Running Back and junior Mason Austin was chosen as a Second Team Cornerback. Players named as Honorable Mentions were: sophomore Josh Henry, senior Cody Ball, senior Easton Droddy, junior Trent Dial, senior Parker Hailey, junior Colby Stratton, senior Parker Hartcraft and Brandon Russell for the linebacker position. JACOBI HAMILTON SCOTT ROMANICK L-K s KickStart Kids Program welcomes founder Chuck Norris By Tim Emmons On Nov. 20, more than 100 Linden-Kildare Junior High students received their belts at the high school gym with program founder Chuck Norris and his wife Gena in attendance. Norris posed for photos with each child to give them a memory they will always cherish plus he gave them words of encouragement before the event ended. Students who received their Green Belts were: Sierra Burns, Patrick Dreesen, Jessica Fuller, Krista Kenward, Emma Price, Sydnee Robles and Jacob Shada. Students who received their Orange Belts were: Hannah Bell, Linzy Callaway, Justin Dunlap, Macy Fairless, Erick Fowler, Colby Gibson, Trenton Griffin, Jeremiah Hoff, Destiny Hopkemier, Savannah Hoover, Allen Howard, Isaura Johnson, Cameron Jones, Matthew King, Brenson Kirchner, Landon Liles, Angelyna Meggs, Reagen Miller, Gunner Minor, Ryan Mitchell, Gabriella Mosley, Harley Mosley, Nathan Nimmo, Kaela Parker, Katherine Price, Nikao Reyes, Zoe Scott, John Sparks, Lily Sullivan, Owen Taylor, Martha Uribe, Cierra White, Skylar Whitmore and Hannah-Jo Williams. Students who received their Gold-Purple Belts were: John Beachamp, Christian Clark, Morgan Cooper, Alexus Davis, Madison Ebarb, Isabella Grider, Stormy Haley, Ashton Harper, Isaiah Harrison, Derek Hitchcock, Brianna Hoover, Hayley Mason, Trenton Mathis, Camdyn McNutt, Abby Price, Jocelyn Serrano, Allie Smallwood, Shayna Thomas and Emily Wall. Students who received their Gold Belts were: Collin Anderson, Hannah Carter, Trenton Farmer, Jessica Gilmore, Justin King, Coalton McLain and Shantie Sadler. Students who received their White-Gold Belts KickStart student Emma Price displays what they have been taught by Instructor Jeremy McQuivey in front of a large crowd of guests, parents and officials. In attendance were the co-founders of the program Chuck and Gena Norris. Kaitlin Sellers, Cameron tial arts to teach characstanley, Dylan Stanley, ter and life-long skills, Jessica Sutton, Amarian self-esteem and confithomas, Sharyn Thomas, dence to students. Courtney Tucker, Presley KickStart Kids replacturner, Sharon Vick and es many missing elements in students lives by offerdestinee Webster. The KickStart Kids ing a mentoring role modprogram was created in el, a greater chance to 1992 by Chuck and Gena succeed in reaching their Norris and is a non-prof- goals and developing disit organization with a cipline through physical mission to build strong and mental conditionmoral character in youth ing. To learn more visit through martial arts. The program uses mar- Photos by ASHLEY EMMONS KickStart Kids co-founder Chuck Norris gave L-K students a memorable experience when he attended the Fall Belt Ceremony. were: Nevaeh Arnold, Rayna Bradshaw, Kason Charlton, Kadarius Clay, Jovi Combs, Alexis Durham, Mary Elliott, Anthony Fitts, Braylon Fortson, Najeli Fuentes, Travon Grant, Adryanna Hawkins, Jaylen Hoff, Ty Hoffman, Hailey Lane, Michael Lane, Stryder Myers, Ja Kyrik Nard, Valerie Nugent, Tashawn Patterson, Alexa Rainge, Damien Rester, Adrianah Ruiz, READ US ONLINE AT