Chambers makes swim team at Liberty University

Natalie Chambers, a high school senior who was home schooled and the daughter of Les and Merideth Chambers and granddaughter of Lois and Bob Chambers, has been accepted to the Lady Flames Swimming team at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.  Natalie is a Lufkin native who was on the Lufkin swim team at the Boys and Girls Club.  She joins her sister Mallorie who is on the injured list but also on the Liberty swimming team.  Natalie plans to major in health sciences with the goal of becoming a registered dietitian.
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Ernest and I went to the Whataburger fundraiser for Angelina Beautiful Clean.  Paula Bailey, mother of Amanda Anderson, executive director of AB/C, was greeting at the door.  Valena Spradley, Jennifer Randall and Nancy Westbury were having a party decorating with balloons and pictures on the tables.  Melinda Sullivan with Whataburger was at their table.  Amanda was taking pictures.  Some that we saw from First Christian Church were:  Josie and Dan Spivey, Judy and Karl McKinney with granddaughters Kayla and Grace Emminizer from Virginia.  Chris Johnson is the owner of the two Lufkin locations along with others in the area.
As we were leaving, we saw Hilary Haglund Walker with Anders and Asa.  Anders had his 3rd birthday on July 14 and Asa is 6 months old.  Amanda said that the drive through business was good.  They were giving 25 percent of their sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to AB/C.
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I found Matt Knight at a baseball tournament with seven year old Cooper and dad Roy Knight.  Matt and Brandie are the proud parents of Avery Ann Knight, born June 28.  She weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces and is 19 ½ inches long.  Cooper is her brother.  Grandparents are Janet and Roy Knight and Linda and Kyle Belschner.
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Jayne Floyd is answering cards that were mailed to her in Kingwood where she is near daughter Ann and Robert Hobbs.  She says that her apartment on Kingwood Place is lovely.  She misses Lufkin but is just a “hoop and a holler” off Highway 59 on your way to Houston.
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I found out that Alyssa Massingill is now teaching Spanish in Huntington.  I had missed her at Chamber functions, and she said that she started teaching last February.  I am really behind.  She will teach five classes of 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders Spanish.  She is the daughter of Darla and Robert Massingill.
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J. E. Driskell had back surgery and is almost back to new.
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Martha and Ray Carswell were treated by Dianne and Mike Gibson for a belated anniversary lunch at the new Pour House Grill and Garden.
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Happy Birthday:  Patrick Brazil, Abigail Moore, June Clement, Morgan McCarty, Liz Martin-Jeffrey, George Thannisch, Sarah Williams, Anders Walker, Gena Hanner, Bryce Nutt, Dottie Tompkins, Bill West, Keith Christopher, Kay Goodwin, Kathy Crain, Jake Hanks, Ashley Cornelius.
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Happy Anniversary:  Al and Joan Meyer,   Suzy and Darrell Durham, Sherry and Gary Rush, Susan and Bill Spencer, Vickie and Dale Boren.
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Kathryn Robinson Williams and Marty Hensley were married on May 20 in their backyard with Nick Sholars officiating.  Their attendants were their children, Carter (9) and Kaitlyn (7) Williams and Trey (14) and Reid (10) Hensley. Parents of the bride are Ronnie and Bobbi Robinson and father of the groom is Martin Hensley of Mt. Pleasant. Members of Ronnie’s cook team, Randy George, Hugh Anderson and John Rhodes cooked a fabulous steak dinner.  For their honeymoon, they spent the week with children in Gulf Shores, Alabama for the 10 year old World Series. Reid Hensley plays on the team and Marty coaches.   The Legends Team, one of 40 teams, came in second at the World Series.
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Kathy and Ron Yeager were working at CISC.  Kathy finishes up at Texas A&M University with her doctorial degree in Educational Administration and Human Resource Development in December.     I told her that I was minding Megan’s business by telling them about Angier Peavy being in the State Department and they should get together.  When I said that I was “minding their business”, Kathy called me a “Connector”.  That is a nice term.  Thanks Kathy.
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Jim Kinney was out on the Neches Pines Golf Course in a golf cart showing it to a friend.  Ernest was on the driving range and saw them.
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Catch you around town.

Contact Janice Ann Rowe at
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