Congrats to Hudson softball team on title

Congratulations to the Hudson High Girls Softball team that won their second trophy for being the best Class 3A team in the state.  I wondered what the “5” and “7” were on their cheeks and called Patsy Hines.  She did not know but sent her “scout” to find out.  Ray Turner called one of the girls’ dads and found out that it was for 2 Corinthians, Chapter 5, Verse 7: “For we live by faith, not by sight,” which was their 2013 theme.  We all were cheering them from the comfort of our chairs, and they almost gave me a heart attack.  Those are a dedicated group of young women, and I am proud that the TV commentators said that they were from Lufkin but we all know that they are from Hudson.
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Nancy Moore showed me her passion vine blooms that are purple.  Mine are blue and white.  We were comparing vines last week.
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Atha Martin sent me a picture of a “painted bunting.”  They are so very colorful and I am jealous that she has one and I have never seen one.
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Cooper Castleberry had back surgery to correct a ruptured disc that was affecting his sciatic nerve.  Stig Peitersen did the surgery, and he had instant relief from pain.  With a little therapy, he will be ready to referee football games in September.
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Stacey and Walter Willmann flew to San Francisco and saw Brandon Belt play baseball on Mother’s Day.  Then they flew to Maui.  It was a wonderful vacation.
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Happy Birthday:  Artis “Nannie” Morris, Donna Busler, Sally Allen, Luke Langston, Matt Murphy, Joan Pope, Clark Westerman, Rosemary Varsey, Jan Deaton, Forrest Robinson, Susan Bryan, Mark Davis, Verna Griffith, Linda Wall, Clark Thannisch, Hannah Herde, Shane Stafford.
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Jeffery and Brandy Dunn of Silsbee were married April 1.  He is the son of Joyce and Joe Dunn, and Brandy is the daughter of Laura Hancock.
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Pat and Leon Levens, Sarah and Donald Trammel were in Colorado Springs for the graduation of their granddaughter Sarah Madeline Levens, daughter of Dr. Robert and Elisabeth Levens.  Madeline graduated with honors from Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs.  She was vice president of the Student Council and gave the opening speech for her graduating class.  She will attend the University of Boulder at Boulder and major in International Business and minor in Spanish.  The Levens’ oldest daughter, Lauren, is a junior at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, majoring in Elementary Education.  Their third daughter, Audrey, is a freshman in high school.   After graduation, all went to Estes Park to a Bed &Breakfast for several days.  They saw the play “Les Miserables” in Denver.  A neat thing that Pat told me about was a Graduate Blessing and Dessert Celebration for Sarah.  It was to encourage her to realize and continue to use the gifts that God has given her as she enters college and her career. The guests wrote explanations of how God had gifted them and how his gifts had been used in their lives.  How they see Sarah has been gifted and how those gifts will impact her life as well as those who cross her path.
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Happy Anniversary: Joyce and Glenn Wallace, Rita and Lacy Breckenridge.
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A bridal shower was given for Michelle Schwartz, organist at First Christian Church, by the choir members.  Michelle and Bruno Ribeiro will be married Aug. 3 in Chilton.
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Trent Hicks and Carrie Sellars were married Sunday, May 26, in the hospital room of Jack Hicks, who was Trent’s best man.  Melissa, Lindsey, Juliet, Burtley and Carrie put together the wedding with help from Randy Green, Barbie, Joe Lowery for photographs and Mark Hicks to do the videoing.  Carrie’s daughters Jenna, who is 9, and Annabelle, who is 6, were her attendants.  Trent is the vice president of DI Central in Houston.  All enjoyed the wedding cake and rose petals all over the room.  It will be a memory for everyone!
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Savannah Bunn was getting help on her golf game from grandfather John McClain while Fran McClain and Ernest Rowe were visiting on the practice range at Neches Pines Golf Course in Diboll.
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Descendants of Andrew Jackson Jumper and Margaret Esebell McVay Jumper met at the Old Jumper Homestead owned by Tex Parks and now by Donna Sue Parks for their 54th reunion on Sunday, June 2, with 37 attending.
The family of Josephine Jumper Hibbard had no one in attendance.
From the Helen Jumper Brasuell family were:  Linda Jumper, Debra Verhoef, and Christopher Verhoef.
From the Ola Jumper Parks family: were Donna Sue Parks, Amy Goodwin, Kingston Goodwin, Khaled, Malek and Tarek Zaher.
From the Charlie Jumper family were:  Patsy (Jumper) and Tommy Hines, Chuck Hines, Bob and Betty Jumper, Phillip Jumper, Brandy Jumper,  Rusty and Sherry Jumper with grandsons Shane and Jordan from Granbury, Alvin and Jewel Anderson, Jack and Dana Jumper, Janice Ann and Ernest Rowe.
No one from the Ollie Jumper Johnson family.
From the Dee Jumper family:  Clifton and Doylene Jumper, Belinda (Jumper) Hilliard, Joe and Joyce Jumper Dunn, Jeffery and Brandy Dunn of Silsbee, Donna and Scott Ross with Sydney and Bailey.
The oldest family member was Clifton Jumper at 85.   Bob Jumper was elected the president of the family reunion.
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Catch you around town.

Contact Janice Ann Rowe at
roweja@suddenlink.net.