Sporting clay tourney will ‘Rock the Range’

The American Cancer Society will host “Rock the Range – Shooting for the Cause” on Saturday, June 21, at the Pines Gun Club.  This first time event is a Sporting Clay Tournament with four shooters per team.  Registration and practice rounds begin at 8 a.m., with the Clay Shoot beginning at 9 a.m.  It will continue until 1 p.m.  It is sponsored by Dr. Taylor and Theresa McKewen, and Vince Treadwell-Edward Jones.  David Vines-Lufkin Creosoting is the Ammo Sponsor, and the food is sponsored by Doug Russell-East Texas Monument.  Each shooter will receive 100 rounds of sporting clays and ammunition, food, and drinks.  It should be a lot of fun, and will benefit a great cause.  For more information, please contact Dana Smithhart at the ACS office at 634-2940.
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The LHS Panther Majorettes for 2014-15 are:  Head Majorette, Megan Bass and  others are:  Elizabeth Foreman,  Sarah Kelly,  Bri Ann Criswell,  Claire Dupre,  Megan Cuevas, Tori Tatum,  Cameron Turner, Lily Osburn,  Avery Smoczyk,  Abby Mastin,  Brittney Day, Marilyn James, Patricia Hill,  Francisca Caldera, Tyra Flenoy.  Their director is Kendall Gay.
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Lufkin AMBUCS is a newly formed non-profit organization.  They are a small group of men and women who are dedicated to raising funds to purchase therapeutic tricycles for children with special needs.  The average cost of an AmTryke is $800.  They have had numerous fundraisers and have received donations, grants and memorials from local businesses, organizations and individuals.  The families are encouraged to participate in the fundraising but, it is not a requirement to receive an AmTryke.  Many of the children receiving these amazing trykes are unable to walk independently so these are great in that they provide a means of independent mobility for them.  They have numerous therapeutic benefits including increasing strength, range of motion, balance and coordination.  Most importantly, the AmTryke allows a child with special needs, who is unable to operate a traditional bike, the opportunity to experience the joy of riding a bike just like their peers and siblings!  Nineteen (19) local children have received AmTrykes since June 2013. If you know of a child who would benefit from an AmTryke, contact Cindy Melvin or find them on FB, Lufkin Ambucs.   They meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 at First Christian Church and welcome new members and volunteers!  The next fundraiser will be Saturday, May 31 from 11am-8pm.  All Lufkin and Diboll Sonic locations will be donating 30% of sales to Lufkin Ambucs in order to purchase AmTrykes.  Their website is:  lufkinambucs@live.om and Cindy Melvin’s cell is 936-465-3380 if you have money to donate or a child that needs their help.
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The new Texas Forestry Museum’s Sawmill Sampler had all sorts of food.  Kendall Gay, museum coordinator, was taking tickets and putting on arm bands.  We sampled beans cooked by Allen Loggins, Jr. (Bubba’s Beans) was the first place winner; Dale Bounds with Cajun Beans was second; Backwater Beans cooked by Ricky Gay, Master Griller’s Beans cooked by Ronnie Robinson and Joe Loving’s Joe’s Banging Beans all tied for third.  Rachel Collins, Director of the TFM, was busy keeping things moving.  Someone was “pulling” Kendall’s leg when they told her to call my Ernest to cook beans. She would not tell us who told her.
Outside there were booths for Posados, Lufkin Bar B Q, Catfish King, Downtown Café (had the best bread pudding and cornbread), and KFC.   Ron, Shelly and Ryan Hufford were cooking hotdogs.  Loydelle Gay asked me if I had gone to the LHS Band Concert on Thursday night.  I had to confess that I had missed it.  She said that it was the best.  Her son, Ricky Gay, confirmed that it was truly a good concert even if he has a son, Wyatt, in the band.  Some that I saw were: Debra Moore, Tom and Mary Duncan, Dee McDaniel, Madeline Largent, Sadie and Jimmy Allison, Susie and Frank Shockley Verna Griffith, Jim Haley and Kristi Gay. Cile and Tenney Braden were with the square dancers from the Lufkin Pine Squares – Deanna and Mike Lee, Beth and John Folsom, Nancy and John Shaffer, Betty Sims and Sheri Jones.  Their caller was Mike Mayheux.
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There were exhibits of quilting, square dancing, crafting, woodworking, horse shoeing and a blacksmith shop.
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Mary Ann and Jim Mewbourn  have moved into an apartment at PineCrest Retirement Community.  Their telephone numbers stayed the same.
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Happy Birthday:  Atha Martin, Dovie Adams, Tommy Hines, Darlene McDonald Landrum, Joyce Wallace, Parker Day, Lilliam Estrada, Arlin Grimes, Rosemary Blackstock, Julieanne Rhodes, Elena Campbell, Pat Ritchey, Andrew Moore, Nick Wolda, Louis Bronaugh.
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Happy Anniversary:   Millicent and Jack Irish.
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Billie Willmon went with daughter and granddaughter Andra and Olivia Tuburgh and Dianne Gibson to Kennard to the Country Church Café that is in the former Pentecostal church on Main Street in Kennard.  They had salad, a filet and baked potato and choice of banana pudding, peach cobbler or bread pudding.  Andra had heard of the café in the church building that is open for breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for breakfast,  lunch and dinner.  Saturday is dinner and Sunday is just lunch.  You can Google them.
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Contact Janice Ann Rowe at
roweja@suddenlink.net.