Dorman, Caraway are members of Ross Vols

Janice Ann Rowe

Clark Dorman and Cole Caraway were honored to be selected as members of the Ross Volunteers on Sept. 24 at Texas A&M University. Their parents are: Michael and Lorraine Dorman, Chris and Anita Caraway. The Ross Volunteer Company is a special unit within the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M. The oldest student organization and honor guard and drill team of its kind in the state, the Ross Volunteer Company is the official Honor Guard for the Governor of the State of Texas. Beginning in 1887 as the Scott Volunteers, they were renamed by 1898 in honor of former Governor and president of the A&M College Lawrence Sullivan Ross. The company is made up of 72 junior and 72 senior cadets from the Corps.

The unit is also responsible for performing the 21-gun salute at the traditional Silver Taps ceremony honouring students who have passed away and at the annual campus Aggie Muster. In addition, the RV Company marches in several parades each year including the Rex Parade on Mardi Gras in New Orleans, La. The Ross Volunteers serve as the honor guard of Rex, the king of Mardi Gras. The Ross Volunteers other duties include Texas Gubernatorial events, funerals and other campus events.

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AT&T and I are at it again. This time I bought a new iPhone 5C. Some said it was wrong, but my “sources” said it was about all that I could handle and not wait on the 5S. James at the AllCom store on John Redditt was a big help. They are closing this store Oct.26, and I will truly miss Elizabeth, Crystal and James. They have been my “go-to people” when I did not understand my messages on my phone. Now, I am up to date on Apple and hate that I have so many passwords. I have a file for passwords on my computer and have to have a password to open the document. I know that you all do not feel sorry for me because I did all this on myself.

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At the Panther football game on Friday against A&M Consolidated, I saw A&M students that were home since their football game was in Arkansas. Some were: Leslie Clothier, Patrick Haney, Samantha Golden, Mallory Dorman and Madison Bartlett. Ann Waak Byrd was at the game with Debbie Jackson. We are glad to have Ann back home!

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Abby Yates was at the football game with a new haircut. Her dad, Stephen Yates, said that she got straight As on her report card and was able to have the new hairdo plus makeup.

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Jason Camp was at the game to see son Cooper in the Dunbar kindergarten class that sang the National Anthem. Lauren and Carson were with him and Carrie was waiting on the field for Cooper.

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The Culinary Arts Department at LHS made lasagnas for their fundraiser and they were good. Abby Root is their instructor.

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The LHS 1954 Girls met at Cotton Patch for their quarterly lunch. Those attending were: Billie Willmon, Edna McClendon, Marilyn Grimes, Wanda Walker, Sally Selman, Wanda Gibson, Barbara Davis, Doris Harkness, Jimmie Milligan, Shirley Ware, Charlene Cortines and Pat Brown. They plan another lunch in mid December.

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Tonja and Zeb Childers and their almost 13-year-old son Ashton were bow hunting opening weekend. It is a family tradition every bow season to hunt at Bald Hill.

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Have you ever wondered and watched that the man will never give up his aisle seat in church, especially at our church, when the wife comes in late. Do they do this at your church?

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Jean Dillahunty saw Beth Trimble McKinney at the Lemon Tree getting her hair cut. She moved to Austin but returns for her doctors appointments, one being Taylor McKewen her dentist.

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The LHS Panther baseball boys and moms are selling their pork roasts for their fundraiser. I bought mine from Kym Guzman and Caleb. They are $25 and can be ordered for Saturday, Oct. 26 at Morris Frank Park from 2 to 5 p.m. or on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the George H. Henderson Expo center from 2 to 5 p.m.

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We ate lunch on Sunday at Outback Steakhouse, which gave 10 percent of the meal cost to the Sharon Shriners’ Charity Night. Dianne and Mike Gibson, Martha and Ray Carswell, Pat and Leon Levens, Ernest and I were at the same table. Thanks to the management of Outback for supporting such a positive cause.

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Happy Birthday: Will Hicks, Jameson Hilliard, Elaine Young, Max Rolf, Bonnie Robinson, Tyson Smithhart, Tom Billingsley, Jennifer Conway, Connie Zinkula, Jonathan Faviell, Steven Looney, Charlie Haney, Shelly Hollis, Blake Perry, Christi Stage, R. A. Brookshire, and Trey Castleberry.

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Happy Anniversary: Amy and Stephen Corley.

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Looking forward to the 4th snnual Lufkin Bistro on Saturday, Oct. 5, in downtown Lufkin.

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Dubby Perry started having hip pain in June. They did tests and found the squamous cell at the base of his tongue was the primary cancer. He is thankful for everyone’s prayers and started chemo two weeks ago.

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Congratulations to Tanner Kassaw, son of Kim and Todd Kassaw, who was honored at the Lufkin vs. Longview football game as the top student-athlete from the varsity football squad. He was presented a college scholarship by a representative from the US. Marine Corps as an acknowledgement of his hard work on and off the field.

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A couples wedding shower and dinner party was held in the home of Jule and Curt Fenley this past Saturday night honoring Elizabeth Duck and Forrest Robinson. Their parents are Dr. Nolan and Nancy Duck of Plano and Chuck and Bonnie Robinson of Lufkin. The event was hosted by Karla and Jon Anderson, Amy and Michael Cook, Jule and Curt Fenley, Joyce Johnson, Peggy Langford, Teri and Danny Rich, Catherine and Sid Roberts, and Jamie and Steve Zayler. The wedding is planned for November 16th in Plano.

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Catch you around town.

 

Contact Janice Ann Rowe at
roweja@suddenlink.net.