Frances Peavy is now a great-grandmother

Frances Peavy is a great-grandmother. Elizabeth and John Partenza in London had a son, Leo Vance Partenza, about a month ago. Grandparents are Charla and James Vance McCracken of Wimberley. Aunt Angier Peavy took her niece, Shasha McCracken, and they traveled to Ireland and to London to see the new baby. Charla was in Lufkin several days visiting with her mother, Frances Peavy.

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Sorority pledges at Texas A&M are: Madison Bartlett, Pi Phi; Mollie Taylor, Tri Delt; Lee Ann Duke and Darcy Jackson, Kappa Kappa Gamma; Marley Lindsey, Zeta (she is from Huntington); Erin Moore, Kappa Kappa Gamma (from Hudson).

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Pledging at the University of Texas in Austin are Bailey Watson, Chi Omega; Anna Catherine Alvis, Delta Gamma; Devon Rush, Alpha Phi.

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SFA rush is Tuesday. We will find out those girls next week.

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Len and Phil Medford’s daughter, Amanda Galati, and a partner have designed a new line of children’s clothing that is being manufactured in Peru. Amanda and her partner, Paige Casey, flew to Lima, Peru, in the spring of 2012 and worked with a manufacturer to produce clothing, bibs and baby blankets in their own styles, prints and soft colors. The sizes range from newborn to 8 years. The clothes are all made of very soft Peruvian pima cotton; most of the clothes can also be monogrammed. She had a trunk show at Len Medford’s house in Lufkin in June, and Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston shows in July. Len is going to Fort Worth in October for Christmas in Cowtown, the Fort Worth Junior League’s Christmas gift show, where Lila + Hayes, Amanda’s business, has a booth. The line is named for Amanda’s daughter, Lila, and her partner’s son, Hayes. The clothing line can be seen via brochure or on Facebook; a website is in production.

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We will miss Stephanie LaRue, our Panther football ticket lady. She is moving to Houston and has a good job with Halliburton Corp. She has a daughter going to college in Houston and one that will be getting married in the spring. We wish Stephanie the best and I will surely miss her help in getting tickets for my alumni for football games when they have their reunions. Katie Cook will be her replacement along with help from Barbara Davis selling tickets for the rest of the Panther games. Remember that they have moved to the Lufkin High School in the Tom Jack Lucas Auditorium ticket booth.

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Virginia Burse, Ernestine Conley, Rose Tieuel, Tammy Walker, Margie Kibble, Carolyn Sheffield-Price and Sedilia Wright were in New York City for four days and three nights. They toured the city by day and night, were at Good Morning America, Enjoyed a meal at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem, went to Chinatown, saw a concert in Central Park, went to Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center and some went to a Broadway show. Virginia brought home a purse which W.A. Shepard said he knew that she would. We must see Virginia’s collection of purses.

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The Lufkin Dance Club is hosting a western dance on Sept. 13 at the SPJST Lodge at 197 Hughes Road, Fuller Springs. Bring a dish for meal at 7. Dance begins at 7:30 with music by Glenn Lendermann. Cost is $5/members and $7/non-members.

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Trent Earley, 2007 LHS graduate, accepted a job as the outside linebacker coach at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Okla., in July. Parents Gingera and Tommy and sister April, and his niece London, went to see him coach in his first collegiate game over the Labor Day weekend. This will be the first game played on campus since 1940 and they are super excited. Trent is also working on his Master’s Degree in Education.

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Happy Birthday: Jan Markle, Carolyn Haney, Robert Poland, Jr. , Joan Rankin, Arvenia Church, Virginia Burse, Lynda Zimmerman, Benjamin Hicks, Frances Peavy, Amanda Johnson, Wayne Brown turns 90 on September 8, Frances Atkinson, Tommie Nell West, Ashley McCarty, Little Wayne Brown, Bettie Ivie, Richard Moore, Charda Bronaugh, Clarkie Brown turns 85 on September 11, Clay Smithhart, Luke Hicks, Mary Katherine Stracener.

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Happy Anniversary: Barbara and Peyton Mathis, Ellen and Al Charanza, Linda and Mack Coward, Cookie and James Yeates,

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You find out who the true Panther football fans are when the weather is as hot as it was last Friday night. Most all around us stayed for almost the entire game. We left a few minutes before it was over. Hot fans sitting by us were: Hollie and Ben Bartlett, Alli Bartlett, Brent Loggins, Liz Cobb, Morgan Parker, Max and Sally Alvis with his parents Max and Honey Alvis from Jasper, Emily and Art Jordan with Seth, Abby Yates, Mary Gail and Kevin McCarty, Linda Stafford. Five year old Aidan Haney was a little Panther and ran out with the team from the purple helmet. Amy Yates and Grant Haney came up and checked on us. Stephen Yates was in Alto with his crew to broadcast their game. Ronnie Robinson had on the “loudest” shoes that I have ever seen. He said that his dentist children had given them to him. I heard that Clarkie Brown said that she was not hot! It was a good way for the Panthers to start their season with this big win. Go Panthers. We will have to wait for a while to see them at home again. You can listen to the radio at 105.1 and hear Gary Ivins Jr., Ricky Conner and Jeff Todd tell you play by play about the game. They do get excited.

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Catch you around town.

 

Contact Janice Ann Rowe at
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