Harper in Urban video, ‘Little Bit of Everything’

Janice Ann Rowe

 

Kaitlin Harper daughter of Greg and GeorgAnna Harper, and granddaughter of George Bill and Linda Perry, is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in Music Business. She was asked to be a part of Keith Urban’s new video “Little Bit Of Everything”. She is wearing a Black and White Dress and is right after he walks through the orange door.  She is also interning for 377 Management in Nashville. They manage Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Randy Rogers Band, LeeAnn Womack, and many others.  She has had a wonderful summer meeting people.
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Eric Harper, son of Greg and GeorgAnna Harper, and grandson of George Bill and Linda Perry will be attending Tyler Junior College to begin his major of Music Production.  He will also be marching with the Apache Marching Band playing trumpet at the TJC Football games and in the Tyler Parades.
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Hilary Haglund Walker, president of the Lufkin Rotary Club, has had families entertaining Anna Baginski from England in the Rotary Student Exchange Program.  Families participating are:  Kristi and Ricky Gay, Wayne and Lisa Haglund, Mark and Shawn Dunn, Sally and Don Muhlbach, Cindy and Jim Tierney, Lance and Ariel Beus, Nancy and Leon Manning.  Monday, August 12, Anna was the noon program at the Lufkin Rotary Club.  She will be going home on August 17.
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Invitations have been mailed for Lufkin’s Bistro to be Saturday October 5 in downtown Lufkin.  Tickets for this elegant tasting event from Lufkin’s finest chefs will showcase incredible selections of wines and beers.  Tickets are $30 per person and are available at the Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau or call 936.633.0349.
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Mark your calendar for the Oktoberfest & Car Show 2013 at Angel of Joy Lutheran Church located at 4003 Daniel McCall Drive.  Saturday, October 19th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Experience the authentic Bavarian tunes of a German band from Houston, “Das Ist Lustig”, featuring the Rathkamp German Dancers.  There will also be entertainment by Susan’s Studio of Dance cloggers.  There will be authentic German food, raffles, vendor booths, children’s activities and more.  For more information about how to sign up for the Car Show or vendor booth rental, contact the church at 936-632-4777.
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Susie and Jimmy Little took grandson, Case Thompson, to The Woodlands Resort for vacation. They went to Babins and he ate grilled Mahi for the first time and loved it. They also went to Guadalajara’s and Carrabas. He went down their water tube slides, met new friends each day and had so much fun with grandparents that he did not want to go home.
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Destin Sabani, owner of Manhattan Restaurant, is selling his salad dressings at all of the Brookshire Brothers stores in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties.  I bought my bottle of Tomato Ranch at the Gaslight Store.  Scott Berger and Andres Hernandez  had to help me find the display that is in the produce department.  They are different choices and they are $3.99 a bottle.
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Boy is it getting harder to hear kids my kids’ ages retiring.  Cheryl Arnold, who is my Charlie’s age graduated from LHS in 1977, has retired after 26 years of teaching at Central ISD.  Cheryl and Randy Arnold’s 23 year old daughter Katie will graduate from SFA in December with her degree in Early childhood to 6th grade.  She will be doing her student teaching at Central in the fall.  She has made only one “B” in her college career.  Nolan, their youngest, graduated from Angelina College in December and is employed at Consolidated Communications.  I found out that their daughter Dyan Arnold married Caleb Stanford in December.  She works for the Angelina Neches River Authority, and Caleb is an RN at Memorial Hospital.  He has two daughters Olivia and Claire.
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Shirley Reynolds with husband Cullen Reynolds own Reynolds Tack on Hwy 103 East.  She called me that she had a medal Texas shaped pan.  When I went to get it, I remembered Shirley who worked for Lee and Martha Schwartz at Lee’s Jewelry. Shirley said that Martha Schwartz bought the pan when Texas Foundry was making them in 1969.   Both of the Schwartz passed away in 2004.
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Saturday, daughter Julie Jumper-Morris and I went downtown.  She looked at Furniture Fetish and then we went to Mama Tried, owned by Wanda Wesch.  Wanda had a bus of 25 ladies from Houston that came to shop in Lufkin because of her store.  Cheryl Arnold is working for Wanda and will be helping her get the shop decorated for Christmas.  Wanda had back to school things in the window Saturday.
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Happy Birthday:   Brenda Elliott, David Smith, Dan Carter, Sue Rolf, Justin Looney, Thelma Bryant, Charlotte Deaton, Peggilu Watkins, Jim Wark, Kristi Martin, Betti Carpenter, Bobbie Hollers, David Hicks, Jane Johnson, Elizabeth Westerman, C. D. Lowery, Tana Brown Weiss, Laura Kelley.
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Happy Anniversary:  June and Sonny Clement, Elizabeth and Tucker Westerman, Susi and Mike Miller, Sarah and Earlon Williams, Mary Ann and Neil Naranjo, Abban and Robert Lastovica, Betti and Lyle Carpenter,  Kelley and David Moore.
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Jean and Oscar Dillahunty treated us for our 44th wedding anniversary at Red Lobster.  Thanks to all for your cards.  It has been an exciting 44 years!
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Let me hear your news. Catch you around town.

Contact Janice Ann Rowe at
roweja@suddenlink.net.