Cody Goehring graduates Harvard Law

Glen and Kathy Grigsby Goehring attended their son, Cody Goehring’s, Harvard Law School Graduation on May, 30 in Cambridge, Mass. Also traveling with Kathy and Glen wer their daughter Kirby and Cody’s grandmother, Jo Ann Handley. They were in Boston for five days to attend the graduation and see the beautiful city. The graduation ceremony was held in front of the historical Harvard library in an elegant setting.  After the ceremony, the family enjoyed listening to the keynote speaker, which happened to be Oprah Winfrey. Cody is a 2004 graduate of Lufkin High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas.  Cody has accepted a job as assistant public defender at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy starting in August.
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Geneva and Harold Newsom have enjoyed daughter Susan Brown and her two daughters from Palm City, Fla., for two weeks.  They spent time in Kingwood with Karen Hughey and while here in Lufkin, Debbie Newsom Brown took off work and was there to help entertain the two nieces.  Two weeks ended in a hurry.
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Carolyn and Stanley New had Hilary and Jason Howard’s three children while they were in London celebrating their 10th anniversary.  Cora and Wesley Howard went to Art Camp for the week at the Museum of East Texas in the afternoons, and Carolyn and granddaughter Helen were free to “play”. Hilary was in town a couple of those days and was there on Friday for their reception at Art Camp.
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Eugene Tapia from Dixon Furniture has been working on Ernest’s recliner that was under warranty.     He is a salesman by day at Dixon’s and a Central Volunteer Fire Fighter by night.   We appreciate all of these firefighters that keep us safe.
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Joy and Charles Fredrick have moved into a one-story home in Colorado Springs, Colo., after Joy’s back surgery.  The fires are causing smoke in Colorado Springs but they are safe so far.  Last time, they had to evacuate their home when the fires were so bad in the area.
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I needed creative ideas so I went to Grizzly’s.  Granddaughter Isabelle Herde is graduating from New Canaan High School in Connecticut and will be a freshman at Wellesley College where her sister Hannah is a senior.  The college has class colors and Isabelle’s class of 2017’s color is green.   When Hannah graduated from high school, Nancy made her a money tree with folded bills tied to bare branches of the tree like Billie Cardwell had made for Nancy years before.   At that time, Isabelle was folding money and said “Just give me the money!!!!”   So that is what I went into Grizzly’s to tell them to get creative.  Well, Darlene Crawford and Sharon Adams came up with a multi colored green wreath with the money folded and hidden in the wreath plus I added two rolls of quarters for laundry at school. Raniece Isenberg took pictures.  I hope that Isabelle likes what we are bringing.
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Happy Birthday:  Stacey Willmann, Ken Reeves, Dyan Arnold, Lee Friesen, Joy Fredrick, Martha Carswell, Amy Corley, Lynn Pavlic, Nina Powell, Sally Hanks, Mary Taylor, Estelle Durham, Hazel Jones, Taylor Winston, David Lawson, Eloise Richardson, Mary Jo Gorden, Lynette Monk.
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Happy Anniversary:  Barbara and Dan Carter.
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The National Flag Day Celebration was on June 14 at the Atrium at City Hall.  Paul Parker, Lufkin City Manager, gave the opening remarks.  Ricky Gay played “Taps” which was very moving.  At 6 p.m. on the dot, Sgt. Jennifer Shoats led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Attending and sitting near me were:  Ed Sheeler, Paul and Lee Mayberry (former city councilman), Rose Boyd, former city councilwoman, present council members Sarah Murray, Robert Shankle and Victor Travis.  Others were: Patricia Harkness, Linda and Jerry McGaughey. The VFW Post 1836 donated flags for all of the attendees and the ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113 served Blue Bell ice cream cups and cookies.  Sponsors were:  Main Street Lufkin, City of Lufkin, Lufkin Daily News, Blue Bell Creameries, Lufkin Coca-Cola and Brookshire Brothers.   Paula Metzinger did the decorating and was in red, white and blue.  Barbara Thompson, Main Street Director, had on green.   She said that she would do better next year.  Thanks to the Lufkin Fire Department Honor Guard for their posting of the colors.  The North Lufkin Children’s Choir, under the direction of Carol Pierre, sang several patriotic songs.
Several members of the Anthony Smith Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution that were dressed in their colonial dresses were:  Linda Ellis, Taffy Herridge, and Michelle Deaton. Other DAR members were:  Lois Chambers and husband Bob, Olivia Deaton, Martha and Ray Carswell, Marie and David Cochran.
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Downtown was crowded on Saturday.  The shops have switched and the Pink Leopard Boutique, now owned by Kaylee Sullivan and her mother Brenda Sullivan, has taken the place of the closed Garden Gate Gift Shop.  Twisted Sisters moved across the street into the Main Event building and is owned by Robin Herbst and Pam Jones.  Morgan Due Boutique and Photo is where Blythe Spirit was.  I am going to have to find where the Alverson sisters have moved.
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Let me hear about your vacations.

Contact Janice Ann Rowe at
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