Daily news H 84th Year, No. 188 InsideTODAY e NewsBriefs 2013-14 HENDERSON HIGH SCHOOL yearbooks can be purchased at <www. smart-pay.com>. RUSK COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in the community room of Henderson Federal Savings Bank. Photographers of all skill levels are invited. The next meeting is Monday. HENDERSON LIONS FOOTBALL BOOSTERS meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday in the media room of the indoor facility on the campus of HHS. STORYTIME 10 a.m. Wednesday in the meeting room off the children’s department at the Rusk County Library. “Silly Munsters” is the theme. The Friends of the Rusk County Library are offering T-shirts to benefit the children’s department. RUSK COUNTY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB and Wesley Chapel, C.M.E. will host a fall festival from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the B&GC, located at 710 Robertson Blvd. The public is invited to the event, with games and food provided. HISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION is taking orders for its annual pecan sales now through Friday. Mammoth pecan halves are $12 per lb. Extra large pecan pieces are $10 per lb. To order, contact Terrianne Stanley at (903) 655-5045 at the HISD Administration Building. d e Early voting turnout slow FROM DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORTS Through Friday, only 368 Rusk County residents had cast early voting ballots in the Nov. 5 election, Rusk County Elections Coordinator Kathie Wittner said. And, as of 9 a.m. Monday, only three people had cast ballots to begin the second week of early balloting. Council considers ‘change order’ I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 MONDAY October 28, 2013 ©Copyright 2013 50 cents Citywide clean-up Members of the Henderson Rotary Club picked up trash Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 259 North, doing a job they perform several times a year. Staff photo by Greg Collins Voting changes causing ‘hiccups’ Texas women especially targets of discrepancies FROM DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORTS FROM DAILY NEWS WIRE SERVICES The Henderson City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to consider a change order to the surface water treatment plant’s clarifier painting project. During the council’s June 25 meeting, council members approved an engineer work order with Stokes & Associates for clarifier painting at the surface water treatment plant At that meeting, former city manager Mike Barrow said pH levels inside the clarifier dropped from seven to five — calling for the need to paint the inside more often. CIty officials explained that See COUNCIL, Page 3 DALLAS — Some voters around the state are encountering hiccups under the state’s new law requiring photo identification, as early voting continues for the Nov. 5 constitutional amendment election. In addition to the requirement for a government-issued picture ID, the law states that a voter’s name on the ID must exactly match the name listed in the voter registration database. Women, in particular, have complained about additional questions because of name discrepancies. State and county officials See NEW LAWS, Page 3 Staff photo by Matthew Prosser It was a cool and foggy morning that welcomed Rusk County commuters Monday, as the sun rose over this farm just outside of Henderson on Farmto-Market 850. For the complete local weather forecast, please see Page 8. Large crowds come out for ONL Chamber ‘fall fest’ State and county officials were on hand at event, as were Henderson businesses By MATTHEW PROSSER Henderson Daily News PostSCRIPT Bibleverse n City taking a closer look at proposed painting project See BRIEFS, Page 8 Happy Birthday, Bon Boatwright, Harper Finley, Harold Howard, Buddy Rogers and Justin Scarborough. o Sunrise on a new week HILL HIGH ALUMNI (Henderson Chapter) will have their monthly meeting, 8 a.m. Saturday, at the Boys and Girls Club. Call (903) 657-2370 for more information. Ourtown s “This number is about normal or a little less than normal,” Wittner said. “We have not had an election on constitutional amendments only since 2009, and that year we had 2 percent early vote. That is about what we are expecting this year.” Wittner said Friday was the biggest day thus far for early voting, with 81 people coming by the Rusk County Elections Office and by the Overton ISD administration building to cast ballots. Other than that, the traffic has been slow. See VOTING, Page 3 ETMC HENDERSON will sponsor a one-mile walk/5K run Saturday at the hospital. Registration will open at 8 a.m. with the walk and run starting at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 per person with the proceeds benefitting diabetes education programs. For more information, contact Bettye Scarborough, (903) 658-2500, or Ella Brock, (903) 655-3795. Despite my irrational fear of heights, I went up the Gateway Arch in St. Louis during a visit years ago. The arch was completed on this day in 1965 and commemorates the westward expansion across the Great Plains. St. Louis served as the starting point for the great exploration of the Louisiana Purchase by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. LL r Henderson, Texas • www.hendersondailynews.com Two percent is ‘likely’ figure for county this year, say election officials Local sports results n Staff photo by Greg Gooding “Hip Hop Harry” (Farrah Hale) dances with “Candy Striper” (Micah Davidson) and “Snoop Dog” (Jordan Swinney) as Starmaker’s owner Tammy Hale looks on at the annual Overton-New London Area Chamber “Fall Fest” Saturday. OVERTON – Sponsored by the Overton-New London Area Chamber of Commerce, the Fall Fest lasted from 4-7 p.m. Saturday downtown, and Chamber secretary Jeannie Barber was thrilled with the participation. “It has grown each year for the last few years, but this year it far exceeded our expectations,” she said. “We had the most vendors and the biggest crowd that I’ve ever seen [...] and the feedback we’ve received from those in attendance has been uniformly positive.” Overton city and law enforcement officials blocked off a portion of East Henderson Street for the event. “We blocked off a substantial portion of East Henderson Street, from Commerce down to Rusk,” said Chief Clyde Carter, Overton Police Department. “It turned out we needed every bit of it [...] the turnout was as big as I’ve ever seen.” Despite the record large crowds city officials say everything went very well. See ONL, Page 3 Rotarians hear from area veterans Club members share their own military experiences By GREG COLLINS Henderson Daily News Four members of the Henderson Rotary Club — Danny Ryan, Michael Marshall, Richard Loughlin and Bill Preston — shared their experiences about military service Friday during a program that will hopefully cause residents to remember the upcoming Veteran’s Day Holiday and the sacrifice that thousands have made for the freedoms RotaryCLUB Americans enjoy. Ryan was 18 when he joined the Air Force. He was stationed in Alexandria, La. as well as Illinois about 100 miles from Chicago and Las Vegas, Nev. “I am most proud to just have served,” he said. “I served during the Carter Administration and had several different duties.” Marshall was 19 when he entered the Army Reserves. He took a semester off of college at Kilgore and went to Fort Leonardwood, Mo. “The first thing I did was shovel snow, and the last thing I did was shovel snow,” he said. “I didn’t get a lot of practice with that in East Texas.” He had an eight-year tour and says the military did what it said it would do — allow him to get an education without being a financial burden on his parents and without going into debt. He said he made it through his undergraduate years and had signed up for a master’s program when he was put on active duty. Easter Sunday, 2003, he landed in Kuwait and made his way into Iraq where he spent a year. “I drove supplies up and down and then ran gun truck guard duty for government contractors as well,” he said. See VETS, Page 3 Staff photos by Greg Collins Four Henderson Rotary Club members, Danny Ryan, Michael Marshall, Richard Loughlin and Bill Preston, spoke about Veteran’s Day during the meeting Friday. PAGE 2 — HENDERSON DAILY NEWS — Monday, October 28, 2013 Donation Balloon release Courtesy photo Courtesy photo Bank of America Foundation representative Chris Maloney presented a check for $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Club of Rusk County Board Member Donovan Dickeson, left and BGCRC Director Peggy McAlister. Read it your way! In print, online or E-edition www.hendersondailynews.com In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Henderson Health and Rehab Center hosted a balloon release Oct. 16. Speaking at the release was breast cancer survivor, Cindy Griffin and Glenda Bailey, the activities director for Henderson Health who is the daughter of a breast cancer survivor. In attendance were members of the Henderson Fire Department, District Attorney Micheal Jimerson, staff, and residents. Pictured are, from left, Kay Endlsey, business development specialist; Larry Beltran, administrator; Cindy Griffin, speaker; and Glenda Bailey, activities director. Henderson Health and Rehab Center will hold a health fair at 6 p.m. Oct. 29. For more information, call (903) 657-6513. Rusk County Business spotlight PUMPKINS, MUMS & MORE OUR ASSISTCARE PROFESSIONALS Front Row L-R: Rebekah White, Clerical; Michelle Springfield, RN, Owner/CEO; Kiffany Smith, RN. Back Row L-R: Jacki Richardson, Alt. Administrator; Scott Springfield, Owner/CFO; Diane Starling, LVN; Ginger Forbus, RN; Ruth Hunt, LVN; DeeDee Kent, Community Coordinator; Amanda Trubey, LVN; Elaine Jordan, LVN; Neki Smith, RN BROOKS COUNTRY FARM & FEED 50-LB BAGS DEER CORN Brooks Country has DEER CORN in 50-lb. bags to help get you ready for deer season coming soon. 8.25 per bag or $7.95 by pallet $ TIME TO PLANT FALL FOOD PLOTS! Crimson Clover, Gulf Rye Grass, Winter Peas, Fall Wildlife Mix, Oats and Wheat. Start thinking about your fall and winter gardens! Plants are here including Collard Greens, Kale, Fall Tomatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Broccoli and Herbs. 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To assure you the trust you deserve, all caregivers are professionally trained with many years of experience in their respective fields. 100 Zeid Blvd. Ste B • 903-657-4413 www.assistcare.net Providing quality in-home health services for your family. Skilled Nursing Services • Rehabilitation Services Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 903-657-4413 100 Zeid Blvd. Ste B, Henderson Locally owned and operated by Scott & Michelle Springfield Spooky Shirts for a ghoulishly good time! We have great t-shirts and jerseys decked out for your halloween fun. Hairbows, Treat Tote Bags, Bracelets, Leg Warmers, Ruffled Bloomers and more! JEWELRY BOUTIQUE 107 E. Elk St. • 903-657-3521 Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 9-3 Monday, October 28, 2013 — Henderson Daily News — PAGE 3 All smiles Overton Mustangs Nick Baker, Brayton Pierce, and Damion Dennis celebrate Friday night as time runs out on a 42-26 victory over Detroit. With the win the Mustangs improve to 3-0 and remain tied for first place in District 10-1A play. For more local sports action please turn to Page 5. Staff photo by Ronnie Sartors Council to talk‘change order’ Continued from Page 1 a clarifier is a device used to treat — or “clarify” — wastewater. During the council’s Aug. 13 meeting, council members approved a $72,500 bid to Cherokee Painting and Sandblasting, Inc. for the painting project. Public Utilities Director Randy Boyd said $110,000 was originally budgeted for the project. Cherokee Sandblasting’s base bid was $36,250 to paint the interior of the north clarifier, and the company submitted another $36,250 alternate bid to paint the interior of the south clarifier. Voting turnout remains‘slow’ Continued from Page 1 “Are we expecting a big turnout this week?” she asked. “We would like to see a lot of people perform their constitutional right to vote, but we are expecting the totals to remain fairly low as far as voters are concerned.” Wittner said her office, and the Overton voting site, have had zero problems with the new law that only allows people to vote if they have a photo ID. “People have come ready to vote, and we have had no problems from anyone as far as showing ID or not having ID,” she said. “So, that part of the election has gone really well.” Wittner said this election, as far as ID’s go, is a great warmup for next year when there will be major elections and probably a lot of interest in voting. “We will have any bugs worked out and be ready next year when there are major elections,” she said. Early voting will run from through Friday in the Rusk County Elections Office with voting occuring from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. except on Continued from Page 1 say they’ve taken steps to minimize the hassle. If the names are “substantially similar,” a voter can immediately sign an affidavit to verify his or her He said he was proud that, in and out of the military. identity and then vote as he or while in Panama, the military He also had guard duty at a she normally would. got together with Panamanian remote weapons cache in GerAn elections official must authorities and treated people many, a duty he said that left approve that affidavit, but a in remote areas with supplies him alone for four hours at a spokeswoman for the Texas from the United Health Orga- time in foot deep snow guard- secretary of state said poll nization. They also provided ing a lot of grenades, weapons workers are encouraged to other humanitarian aid as and other military supplies. “err on the side of the voter.” well. “It wouldn’t have taken a Dallas County elections He said his military experi- lot to overpower me alone in officials also are allowing ence was a good one and was the woods with all of those voters at polling locations something he would always weapons,” he said. to immediately change their remember. Preston said he was active name in the voter registration Preston said he didn’t for two years, in reserves for database to match their photo enlist but instead got drafted four years and said he was ID. Elections administrator right after graduating from called to perform a duty and Toni Pippins-Poole said poll Texas A&M. He was put on a was proud to do so. workers are taking extra care bus to Shreveport in 1968 and Rotarians were asked to to inform voters of the issue. ended up at Fort Polk, La. remember the upcoming Vet“We’re trying to make sure “After that, I went to Wash- eran’s Day holiday and to find that we don’t have anyone ington State where I spent veterans and thank them for turned away because their time before being sent to Ger- their years of service, a ser- name is different,” she said. many,” he said. vice that has allowed all of us While in Germany, he cut to enjoy freedom and a great orders for people coming way of life. Food stamp use becoming the‘new normal’ FROM DAILY NEWS WIRE SERVICES BOSTON — Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has more than doubled in the past decade even during times of economic growth, U.S. researchers say. SNAP enrollment in the last 10 years more than doubled to 47 million but, for the first time, the number of Americans receiving food stamps increased even when the economy was growing. During the 2003-07 expansion, the SNAP case load — in a break with historic trends — rose 24 percent, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College reported. CRC economists Matt Rutledge and April Yanyuan Wu said one reason is a change in the longstanding correlation between poverty and the unemployment rate. Poverty used to fall in tandem with the jobless rate, reducing the need for food stamps but the researchers found poverty did not decline as the economy grew in the mid-2000s — and in the recovery following the Great Recession, the number of people receiving food stamps kept rising. The assumption has always been a stronger labor market would reduce the need for food stamps, the economists said, but the new trend suggests rising employment might no longer be enough. The non-profit group Feeding America said 76 percent of SNAP households included a child, an elderly person, or a disabled person. These vulnerable households receive 83 percent of all SNAP benefits, which are limited to households with gross income of no more than 130 percent of the federal poverty guideline. The majority of SNAP households have income well below the maximum — 83 percent have gross income at or below 100 percent of the poverty guideline, $19,530 for a family of three in 2013. These households receive about 91 percent of all benefits, Feeding America said. New campaign to end the‘stigma’of abortion FROM DAILY NEWS WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON — On Monday, pro-abortion groups across the country launched an organized effort to feature women telling uplifting stories of their abortions. The “1 in 3” week of action will feature 100 events in 32 states, and began in Washington D.C. According to the Advocates for Youth, one in three women in the United States will at some point have an abortion. Advocates from Washington D.C. who will lead off the event include Deb Hauser of the Advocates for Youth; Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-Choice America; Andrea Gleaves, Women’s Information Network; and many more. The “1 in 3” organizers will also be handing out a book: 1 in 3: These Are Our Sto- ries. Organizers suggest that their goal is to keep abortion “safe, legal, and affordable” – a marked change from the old pro-choice slogan from the Clinton years, “safe, legal, and rare.” The organizers say they also want to “end the stigma” surrounding abortion. Helping to end that stigma includes recruiting celebrities to be part of the “1 in 3” campaign. A&M prof says smoke detectors won’t save FROM DAILY NEWS WIRE SERVICES COLLEGE STATION — Even though you change the batteries in your smoke detectors every fall and spring, they may not perform when it counts. A Texas A&M professor who has been sounding the alarm about smoke detectors for years says most devices on the market and in homes likely won’t work fast enough to save lives during a fire. B. Don Russell, Distinguished Professor with the Texas A&M Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has done experiments for news media using the two types of smoke detectors most widely available — those that use only ionization sensors and those that are “dual-sensor,” employing both ionization and photoelectric sensors. Although more expensive, dual-sensor smoke detectors are quicker to detect smoke from a smoldering fire, according to news reports cited in an A&M press release earlier this year. Russell considers his smoke detector research as a sideline, with his main area of interest being electric power systems, according to the A&M release. “I maintain my interest in smoke detector performance because of the significance it has to public safety,” Russell said. “Hundreds of people die or are injured each year in residential fires, too often because their smoke detectors did not provide a timely alarm.” Russell advises homeowners to scatter multiple smoke detectors throughout the home. Use detectors of both types or dual-sensor devices, he said. ballots. Finally, Box 8, the Henderson Civic Center, is the place where voters in precincts 111, 201, 212, 302, 303, 314, 404 and 405 will vote. And, Wittner said, people can come to the Rusk County Elections Office adjacent to the courthouse to vote as well. Besides the nine constitutional amendments, there are five contested races in Rusk County to be balloted. Henderson City Council will see incumbent Scott Lee facing Tommy Goode for the District 1 seat. District 4 incumbent Melissa Morton will face former city councilman Mike Smith. Henderson Independent School District will see incumbent Jon Best facing Jason Martin for a three-year term in District 5. West Rusk ISD has a contested race with incumbents Jerry Brown and Will Sudweeks joining Iris Hammontree in a three person race for two spots. Overton ISD has its own contested race with incumbent Kelvin Darden and Mary Pat Eaves facing off for a three year term. New laws causing‘discrepancies’ Vets share‘war stories’with Rotary Continued from Page 1 He finished military service in 2006 and said it gave him a better appreciation for family, friends, God and country. Loughlin was just over 16 when he entered the military in 1953 in Compton, Calif. He joined the Army and spent 22 years in the military. “I got my GED and college and then, later, to college again through the GI Bill,” he said. “I served in Korea, Vietnam, Panama and then Greenland.” He said he was a paratrooper because people in that field got $100 extra - he was only making $97 at the time - for being a paratrooper. He was also a medic in the Army and told a number of stories about aiding troops and civilians. Wednesday when voting will occur from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Early voters can also cast ballots in the Overton ISD Administration Building through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Election Day, Box 1, the New London Community Center, will be the place where people in precincts 112 and 114 go to vote. Box 2, the Kilgore Substation on Peterson Road, will be the site where precincts 113 and 123 vote. Box 3, Tatum — the old Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 office, will be the polling place for precincts 214 and 215. Box 4 in Minden will house the voting booths for people in precincts 315, 316 and 317. Box 5 is in the Mount Enterprise Community Center and will be the place where voters in precincts 318 and 319 cast their ballots. Box 6 is located in the County Barn, Precinct 4, and will be the polling place for voters in precinct 418. Box 7 is located in the Rusk County Ag Center Barn and will be the site for voters in precincts 416 and 417 to cast As a last resort, a voter with a name discrepancy could vote provisionally and then provide additional supporting information at a later time. Provisional ballots are held until elections officials can verify that they should count. Democrats portray the name-match issue as an unnecessary burden, accusing Republicans of aiming to squelch women’s votes. Since many women change names after getting married — and take on their maiden name, for instance, as a middle name — they say women are being intimidated at the polls. “I’m glad that my Republican colleagues at least trust women to state their own identity without having to ask their fathers or husbands to vouch for them,” state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, said last week on a conference call to highlight the issue. “But unfortunately,” she added, “women are feeling the hardships of this voter ID law.” Democrats have pointed to the example of a state district judge in Corpus Christi who complained last week that the ID and voter registration she had used for years were questioned when she went to the polls because one listed her maiden name as her middle name. The secretary of state’s office said late last week that there haven’t been reports of anyone having to vote provisionally because of a name issue. Pippins-Poole said many Dallas County voters had to sign affidavits but said no voters had been deterred from casting a ballot. The voter ID law has been hotly contested since the Legislature and Gov. Rick Perry approved it in 2011. ONL‘fall fest’sees record crowds Continued from Page 1 “There were no incidents or problems with the crowds,” said Overton Mayor C.R. “Coach” Evans. “Our officers did a fine job of keeping the peace and I think everyone had a real good time.” Charlotte Raines, age 71 and a lifelong resident of the Turnertown area, said it was certainly the largest Overton fall fest she’d ever seen, and she’s seen a few. “There might’ve been some about this big when I was a youngster, or when my children were babies,” she said. “But none in recent memory [...] there was more to do and more of a crowd than there’s been in a long time.” Barber agreed. “We’ve got some old photographs in the chamber of commerce building that show large crowds of people gathered along this road,” she said. “But that was back during Christmas in the 1930s and ‘40s, when we had dozens of businesses along main street [...] I think it’s been a long time since we’ve seen downtown this packed.” This year’s festival included costume contests, a cake walk, a dunking booth, the ‘Hip Hop Harry’ ring toss, trash toss, tire throw, balloon throw, and numerous food vendors. Garrett said adding a few things each year has helped the festival improve exponentially, that combined with the efforts of a few hearty unpaid volunteers. “Our volunteers really went above and beyond this year, and it’s something we hope to continue to improve year-in and year-out,” she said. “The hard work and long hours of [O-NL Chamber president] Loretta Posey and chamber members like Charles and Sandra Jackson were vital to pulling this off, and we hope the success of this year’s fall fest helps encourage others to lend a hand.” Garrett said while this year’s fall fest has broken new ground the Chamber is not going to rest on its laurels. “We’ve got a lot of ideas for what we want to do for next year,” she said. “We’d like to bring in more vendors and provide even more entertainment for the attendees.” For more information about the fall fest or other community events contact the Overton-New London Area Chamber of Commerce at (903) 834-3542. Managing Editor Matthew Prosser can be reached via e-mail at <[email protected] hendersondailynews.com>. You are Cordially Invited to Celebrate the Release of the DEPOT MUSEUM SOUVENIR GUIDE dedicated to Susan Weaver 10:00 to 12:00, Tuesday, October 29th 514 N. High St., Henderson Page 4 — Henderson Daily News — Monday, October 28, 2013 Girlfriend living rent-free racks up bill of resentment DEAR ABBY: I am divorced, successful, and the father of two teenage girls. I have been seeing my girlfriend, “Stella,” for a year and a half. She also has two teenage daughters. When we met, Stella’s divorce was becoming final, and her house was near the tail end of a foreclosure. The sheriff removed her from her home a few months later. I bought a couple of condos and let Stella choose one she wanted to move into. She agreed she would pay the bills and some rent once she settled in. Two weeks after she moved in, she quit her job. It has been almost a year, and she hasn’t gone on one job interview. I pay all her bills now, and I’m getting resentful. It’s not the money (I’ve got plenty), but I feel she contin- ues to see me only so she can live rent-free. Our communication isn’t the greatest, and she gets angry if this topic is brought up. How should I approach her without sounding like a cheapskate? -- DON’T WANT TO BE A SUGAR DADDY IN CHICAGO DEAR SUGAR DADDY: Of course she gets angry! Have you never heard the saying, “The best defense is a strong offense”? If you want to resolve this, you must be prepared for Stella to react negatively. Start the conversation by saying, “When you moved into my condo, you agreed to pay your own bills and some rent. It’s been a year, and you haven’t even looked for a job.” Then give her a date by which you want her to move out. Because she has been living there for some time, she may have certain tenant’s rights that will have to be respected. 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ARLO & JANIS NEA Crossword Puzzle GET FUZZY SOUP TO NUTZ For more puzzles, go to www.hendersondailynews.com. sports Daily news Monday, October 28, 2013 page 5 Detroit scores in final few seconds to stop Cowboys Associated Press Staff photo by Les Linebarger Henderson senior Jamal Carter brings down a Bullard runner in the backfield during the Lions’ 34-10 victory over the Panthers Friday. Henderson held the Panthers to negative yards in the third, and the offense scored twice as the Lions pulled away for the 24-point win. They host Kilgore at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Winning Tri-Fecta Lions dominant on offense, defense, special teams in pivotal District 16-3A win over Panthers By HUGHES ELLIS Henderson Daily News It’s common knowledge that if a football team wins all three phases of the game — offense, defense and special teams — that team usually wins the game. Henderson won all three phases against Bullard Friday, and the Lions picked up a pivotal District 16-3A victory in the process. The 34-10 blowout win over the Panthers moves Henderson into sole possession of the fourth and final playoff spot from the district. “We thought this would be a dog-fight, and the kids were ready mentally,” Henderson first-year coach Phil Castles said after the game. “We knew our playoff chances would come down to (tonight), and the kids responded well.” Quarterback Zane Boles nearly eclipsed the school record for passing yards in a game, Henderson’s special teams unit accounted for 16 points and the Lions’ defense held Bullard to negative yardage in the third quarter. Boles completed 24 of 39 passes for 403 yards and three touchdowns. He missed the record of 429 set by Del Barnes against Kilgore in 2011. Tre Hollins caught nine passes for 162 yards, and Zedrick Lister added three grabs for 129 yards. The duo combined for all three touchdown receptions with one of Lister’s going for 87 yards. Boles either ran for or completed passes on three third-down attempts on the Lions’ scoring drive in the first quarter. He ran for a first down on another third-down attempt later in the first half and completed another third-down pass on Henderson’s first scoring drive of the third quarter. “For a kid who didn’t get a lot of snaps last year, Zane has done a tremendous job for us,” said Castles. “He’s matured well and become a great leader for our team. “He made plays tonight to get us out of trouble a couple of times,” the coach added. Defensively, the Lions limited Bullard to 179 total yards in the game. The Panthers averaged 3.1 yards per play. Further, Henderson’s defense limited Bullard to negative yardage on four drives in the third quarter. The Panthers had a 3-and-out drive that gained six yards to start the second half. They followed that with a five-play drive that amassed three yards. Bullard had minus-11 yards on the next drive and minus-six on the final possession that included four positive yards and a 10-yard holding penalty. Jordan Dickeson and Jamal Carter combined for a sack, with Dickeson adding an additional tackle for loss. Jake Staneart also had a sack in the quarter. Henderson’s offense scored twice to up its lead from seven at the break to 24-3 going into the fourth. “We have a mindset (as a defense) that the game is 0-0 at the half, said Dickeson, who finished with four tackles for loss and the sack. “Coming out of halftime, it’s a new game, and we came out and played well in the third quarter.” Castles echoed those comments saying the entire unit played well. In addition to Dickeson’s four tackles for loss, Carter added four of his own. Ta’Ondrick Thurkill forced and recovered a fumble, and Seth Hensly had a pass breakup. “We played well defensively the entire game,” the coach said. “The kids played hard, and they were fired up and ready to play.” Then there was special teams, a phase Henderson outscored Bullard for the entire game. Junior kicker Edgar Sanchez booted a pair of field goals (40, 30) on the night and was also 4 for 4 on PATs. Hollins returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown in the first half. “Our special teams was good as always,” said Castles. “We were ready to go (tonight), got some great leadership and played well in every phase of the game.” Vallier gets another INT, but SFA loses From Daily News Staff Reports CONWAY, Ark. — Henderson graduate Trey Vallier got his second pick in as many games, and his third of the season Saturday afternoon at Central Arkansas. But it wasn’t enough as Vallier and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks suffered a 66-31 loss to the Bears. Vallier led Stephen F. Austin (3-5, 1-2 in Southland) with nine tackles and also broke up another pass. Fellow Henderson graduate Patrick Brown registered a tackle in the loss. UCA quarterback Ryan Howard threw for 403 yards and four touchdowns, and Kelton Warren had 111 yards and a score rushing for the No. 20 ranked Bears (5-3, 2-1). The 70 points is the most allowed by SFA to a Football Championship Subdivision team since surrendering 70 to Montana in the 1995 national semifinals. Brady Attaway, a Whitehouse native, led the Lumberjacks with 442 yards and two touchdowns passing. Daingerfield’s Tyler Boyd caught 10 passes for 92 yards and two scores, D.J. Ward added 142 yards receivin and a score and Mike Brooks caught seven passes for 95 yards. The Lumberjacks meet Sam Houston State University at 3 p.m. Saturday at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. The game is scheduled to be broadcast on the Southland TV Network. Boston 4, St. Louis 2 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking, threerun homer off reliever Seth Maness in the sixth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Cardinals 4-2 Sunday night to even the Series and ensure it will end back at Boston’s Fenway Park. Gomes helped Boston get started in the fifth when he followed David Ortiz’s leadoff double with a 10-pitch walk that wore down starter Lance Lynn, who had faced the minimum 12 batters through the first four innings. DETROIT — Matthew Stafford’s 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Calvin Johnson’s 329 yards receiving lifted the Detroit Lions to a 31-30 win over Dallas on Sunday. The Cowboys weren’t just standing around letting Johnson make catch after catch, but he made them look helpless as he tied Hall of Famer Lance Alworth’s mark for 220-plus yards receiving in a game by doing it for a fifth time. Johnson almost broke an NFL record, and could celebrate the feat because of a comeback from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit that some people who entered Ford Field didn’t see because they had left. Johnson’s total trails only the 336 yards receiving Flipper Anderson had for the Los Angeles Rams against New Orleans on Nov. 26, 1989 in a game that went into overtime. Anderson had 296 yards receiving in regulation. The Cowboys dared Detroit to throw to Johnson with a lot of one-on-one coverage. They usually asked cornerback Brandon Carr to do the improbable by defending him by himself, and sometimes attempted to slow him down with a zone. The Lions (5-3) overcame four turnovers without forcing a turnover, becoming the first team to do that and win since New England did against Miami in 2007, according to STATS. On their last drive, Stafford threw a 22-yard pass to Johnson to set up the winning score. The quarterback caught at least some Cowboys by surprise, including linebacker Sean Lee, who appeared to expect him to spike the ball to stop the clock. Dallas (4-4) seemed to set itself up to win three straight for the first time this year to build a bigger lead atop the NFC East when Tony Romo threw his second touchdown — and third of the game — to Dez Bryant with 6:45 left to take 27-17 lead. The Cowboys, though, allowed Reggie Bush to cap an 80-yard drive with a 1-yard TD with 3:33 left. They also had to settle for Dan Bailey’s third field goal with 1:02 left after Tyron Smith was flagged for holding on third down, a mistake that stopped the clock even though Detroit declined the penalty. Late Friday Volleyball Henderson 3, Bullard 0 BULLARD — Kami McCaw had nine kills and 16 digs, Karley Free handed out 24 assists and Henderson locked up third place in District 16-3A with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-20 victory over Bullard. The Lady Lions, who are off Tuesday, finish 8-4 in district play. They await to find out the second-place representative from District 15 for a firstround playoff match. Jordan Boles and Codie Whitehead had 15 digs apiece, with Whitehead and Free adding a block apiece in the victory. The Lady Lions’ JV earned a 25-23, 25-16 win, and the Henderson freshmen notched a 25-15, 21-25, 26-24 victory. Tatum 3, Waskom 0 WASKOM — Kayla Starling had eight kills, and Lauren Reeves added five as Tatum knocked off Waskom 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 in a District 17-2A match. Rikkie Glezen had 27 assists and eight digs, and Madison Brewer and Daziah Adams combined for 19 digs. Tatum improves to 22-10 overall and 9-4 in district play. The Lady Eagles visit Ore City Tuesday in the regularseason finale. They host Beckville in a playoff warmup match Friday. Big Sandy 3, Carlisle 0 PRICE — Sabrah Sampson had 21 kills, and Big Sandy clinched the third playoff spot out of District 20-A with a 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 win over Carlisle. Suhmer Mitchell contributed 13 kills and eight blocks, and Melea Roberts finished with 30 assists for Big Sandy (18-11, 8-3). The loss eliminated the Lady Indians (21-10, 6-5) from playoff contention. They close the season Tuesday at Timpson. Area Standings District 16-3A Ovr.Dist. #Spring Hill 33-2 11-0 *Gilmer 22-11 9-2 *Henderson 29-9 8-4 *Bullard 21-15 5-6 Chapel Hill NA 3-8 Kilgore 14-17 3-8 Gladewater 6-23 0-11 # Clinched district title * Clinched playoff berth Friday’s Games Henderson 3, Bullard 0 Kilgore 3, Chapel Hill 1 Spring Hill 3, Gilmer 0 Gladewater OFF Tuesday’s Games Gladewater at Spring Hill Kilgore at Bullard Chapel Hill at Gladewater Henderson OFF Overton 3, Timpson 0 OVERTON — Heather Raney and Shamanna Adkins combined for 10 kills to lift Overton to a 25-22, 25-14, 25-18 sweep of Timpson in a District 20-A match. Raney had six kills, a block and two aces, and Adkins finished with four kills, two blocks and two aces. Lacy Dorsey notched two kills, Sydney Hardin had three kills, three aces and six assists and Kayla Phillips, Lauren Honzell and Blair Unholz combined for 12 digs. Overton (18-17, 3-8) closes the season Tuesday at Leverett’s Chapel. The Lady Lions (2-9 in district) were off Friday. District 20-A Ovr.Dist. #Beckville 26-412-0 *Gary 22-118-3 *Big Sandy 18-11 8-3 Carlisle 21-106-5 Overton 18-173-8 Lev. Chapel NA 2-9 Timpson NA0-11 # Clinched district title * Clinched playoff berth Friday’s Games Overton 3, Timpson 0 Big Sandy 3 Carlisle 1 Beckville 3, Gary 0 Leverett’s Chapel OFF Tuesday’s Games Overton at Leverett’s Chapel Carlisle at Timpson Big Sandy vs. Gary Beckville OFF GOT GOOD GRADES? Collector’s Corner Overton ISD courtesy photo Tyler-based soldiers stopped by Overton High School last week to present the “U.S. Army Strong Class 1A Team of the Week” award to Mustang captains Aden Williams, Damion Dennis, Brayton Pierce, and Jamal Kelly for their District 10-1A win over Cumby. Overton beat Detroit Friday and plays Maud this week for the district title. Bring in your Report Card and get $2 of Collector’s Corner Store Credit for each A & B. Sweet Pickins 113 S. Main St. Henderson 903-722-0929 CORNE R COLLE located inside CTOR ’S • Sports Card Supplies • Beckett Magazines • Boxes and Packs • Singles from Major Sports Visit us at: www.facebook.com/collectorscornertx PAGE 6 — HENDERSON DAILY NEWS — Monday, October 28, 2013 Texas More than 100K in Houston area lose electricity HOUSTON (AP) — Crews worked to restore power after storms in the Houston area knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 CenterPoint Energy customers. Utility records show the number of outages dwindled to about 6,600 by late Sunday afternoon as repairs continued. CenterPoint spokeswoman Leticia Lowe says the outages happened as strong storms moved through the area early Sunday. Storms also soaked parts of North Texas on Saturday night. Crews worked to restore electricity to the last few hundred customers of Dallas-based Oncor still without power Sunday afternoon. The Texas-TCU football game Saturday night in Fort Worth was delayed more than three hours due to lightning and rain. The game ended early Sunday with the Longhorns beating TCU 30-7. Two people fatally shot at Texarkana ranch TEXARKANA (AP) — Investigators say two people have been killed at a Northeast Texas ranch and a resident called authorities to report he shot the pair. The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office says the circumstances of Monday morning’s shootings near Texarkana are under investigation. Capt. David Grable says a man and a woman were dead at the scene outside a house at the Prissy Chrissy Ranch, which also serves as an events venue. Grable says a resident called law officers to report he shot the pair. Grable says the man apparently did not know the couple. Grable had no information on whether the man and the woman who died were armed. Their names weren’t immediately released. Grable says nobody has been charged. Further details weren’t immediately available. Texas elementary school sponsors film festival DENTON (AP) — A North Texas elementary school has created its own film festival to raise money to buy iPads for student use. The Denton Record-Chronicle reported Sunday that the competition at Wilson Elementary School in Denton runs through Dec. 31. Each class created iPad videos that were posted online — about 30 projects. Viewers can vote for their favorite by making donations. The website says the project was started so students would not be asked to sell “a bunch of junk no one needed.” The school is attempting to raise $30,000 to purchase 30 iPads that can be checked out of the library for classroom activities. Librarian Carol Richmond says the school’s current two dozen iPads, which were purchased last year in part through donations, were used for the video project. Texan survives being hit by lightning twice Tri-County Livestock Report Agendas There were 1,321 head of livestock sold Saturday, Oct. 26, at Tri-County Livestock Market Inc. in New Summerfield. Prices were: Steers: under 300 pounds, $190-$263; 300-400 pounds, $170-$255; 400-500 pounds, $150-$245; 500-600 pounds, $145-$191; 600-700 pounds, $135-$183; 700-800 pounds, $125-$156. Heifers: under 300 pounds, $150-$227; 300-400 pounds, $135-$207; 400-500 pounds, $125-$181; 500-600 pounds, $120-$153; 600-700 pounds, $110-$148; 700-800 pounds, $105-$135. Slaughter cows went for $45-$83; heavy bulls, $80$97; light bulls, n/a; Stocker cows, $950-$1,650; Top pairs, $1,350-$1,730; low-middle, n/a; baby calves, n/a. Some plain cattle were below these figures. Sale at 10 a.m. every Saturday. SAINT JO (AP) — An off-road racing enthusiast has survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in North Texas. Casey Wagner said Sunday that doctors told him a tingling feeling would last for about a week. KTVT-TV reports Wagner was at an off-road competition in Saint Jo, 85 miles northwest of Dallas, when storms arrived. The 31-year-old Wagner was under a tree when he was hit by lightning. He dropped to his knees then he was struck again. Wagner says he saw sparks during the strikes. A nurse who happened to be nearby cared for Continued from Page 1 Wagner until he was taken to a hospital, where HHS CLASS OF 1957 meeting 11:30 he was treated and released. Wagner says he believes God kept him alive — a.m. Nov. 4 at Store & More on the Carthage Highway. and he plans to start going to church more. Briefs HHS PTO meeting noon Nov. 4 in Room 103. USA CLASS OF 1963 meeting noon Nov. 5 at Fillin Station on South Main Street. A year after Sandy, many beaten Jackson’s doctor released homeowners clamor for buyouts from jail after two years NEW YORK (AP) — The forces of nature had been threatening the Staten Island’s Oakwood Beach neighborhood for years, flooding the streets every time it rained, sending crabs skittering into bungalows and swamping basements so regularly that it was just accepted as part of life. But after Superstorm Sandy swept in with 20-foot waves that crashed over roofs and killed three people, those who have lived here for generations decided it was time to go. Soon, the state will buy some 400 homes, bulldoze them and never again allow anything to be built here. Oakwood Beach will finally surrender to the sea. “The heartache of losing my home, the heartache of losing my memories, the blood and sweat and tears that I put into this home, is going to be healed by seeing trees and nature come back to that spot right there,” said Joe Monte, a construction worker who had built his dream house overlooking the ocean. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence. Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. A change in California law allowed his incarceration time to be significantly cut down. The former cardiologist was convicted in 2011 of causing Jackson’s death in June 2009 by providing the superstar with an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid. Jackson was in the midst of preparations for a series of comeback concerts and Murray was serving as his personal physician. The former doctor is appealing his conviction, although an appeals court has questioned whether it needs to hear the case. ND spills went unreported; state testing website FDA approves more powerful, pure hydrocodone drug BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota, the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said. According to records obtained by The Associated Press, the pipeline spills — many of them small — are among some 750 “oil field incidents” that have occurred since January 2012 without public notification. “That’s news to us,” said Don Morrison, director of the Dakota Resource Council, an environmentalminded landowner group with more than 700 members in North Dakota. Dennis Fewless, director of water quality for the state Health Department, said regulators are reviewing the state’s policies for when to publicly report such incidents after a massive spill was discovered last month in northwestern North Dakota by a wheat farmer. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, singleingredient version hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription painkiller. The agency said Friday it approved the extended-release pill Zohydro ER for patients with pain that requires “daily, around-the-clock, long-term treatment” that cannot be treated with other drugs. Hydrocodone is currently sold in combination pills like Vicodin to treat pain from injuries, surgery, arthritis and migraines. The new drug from Zogenix is the first pure hydrocodone drug approved in the U.S. The approval came as a surprise since the agency’s own panel of outside advisers gave the drug an overwhelmingly negative review last year. The panel of pain specialists voted 11-2, with one abstention, against approving the drug, questioning the need for a new form of one of most widely-abused prescription drugs in U.S. HendersonDailyNews classifieds VFW & LADIES AUXILIARY meeting 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at VFW Hall, 1515 Whippoorwill. GENEALOGY SHAREGROUP meeting 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Rusk County Library. Gary L. Pinkerton will talk about his work reconstructing the route of Trammel’s Trace. SYRUP FESTIVAL BATTLE ROYALS Nov. 9. (seven men, three women per team co-ed) softball cash tournament at Fair Park and Yates Park. Entry fee $250. Plus youth softball tournament at Rusk County Recreation complex. Entry Fee $250. For information, contact Bob at (903) 617-3495. E-mail <[email protected]>. HHS CLASS of 1950 quarterly luncheon 1 p.m. Nov. 11, at the Fillin’ Station. RUSK COUNTY LIBRARY to host a group of local authors on Nov. 12. RUSK COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS to present a program on “Blue Birds” Nov. 18 at the Rusk County Library. Editor’s note: “News Briefs” items are restricted to non-profit and civic organizations that serve Henderson and Rusk County. These event notices should be no more than 50 words and should be faxed to (903) 657-0056, mailed (Henderson Daily News, P.O. Box 30, Henderson, Texas 75653) or e-mailed <[email protected]> with the contact person’s telephone number included. All items are subject to editing and will be printed as space allows. HENDERSON CITY COUNCIL special meeting, 5 p.m. Oct. 28, at City Hall, 400 W. Main St. • Consider and act upon Change Order No. 1 to the Surface Water Treatment Plant – Clarifier Painting Project. • Adjourn. WEST RUSK CCISD Board of Trustees special meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 28, in the Board conference room of the West Rusk CCISD, 10705 Main St., Texas Hwy. 42 in New London. • Report a. Enrollment 2013-14 • Discussion and action agenda: a. Discussion and possible approval of four class size exceptions for the second grades b. Discussion and possible approval of Letter of Resolution in support of Rusk County Refining LLC • Adjourn. RUSK COUNTY RURAL RAIL DISTRICT Board of Directors regular meeting, 3 p.m. Oct. 29, at the Chamber of Commerce, 201 N. Main St. • Review and approve minutes from Board of Directors meetings of May 7. • Consider and act upon Rail District financial report. • Discuss and possibly approve final right-of-way release on Mill Street to the City of Henderson. • Discuss and possibly approve permission for Henderson Aggregates to clear right-of-way in front of their business. • Discuss Blacklands operations. • Executive session: a. Negotiations (Project 30811) • Reconvene in open session and, if necessary, take appropriate action as a result of executive session. • Determine date, time and place for the next meeting. • Adjourn. HENDERSON CEMETERY BOARD regular meeting, 10 a.m. Oct. 30, at City Hall, 400 W. Main St. • Consider and act upon minutes from Aug. 28 and Sept. 18 meetings. • Discuss, consider and act upon any Lakewood Cemetery projects. • Discuss, consider and act upon any Old City Cemetery projects. • Adjourn. MOUNT ENTERPRISE CITY COUNCIL regular meeting, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 30, in the City Hall Council Chamber, 103 W. Gregg St. • Consent agenda: a. Approval of minutes for the regular meeting of Sept. 25 b. Approval of monthly reports (September) for Court, Clerks, Police, Wastewater and Financials c. Approval of moving Nov. 27 regular Council meeting to Nov. 20 • Regular agenda: a. Discussion and consideration of acting upon awarding bid for the Texas Department of Agriculture Contract No. 712440 Street Improvements (HLG) • Convene into Executive Session • Discussion and consideration of City Marshal’s vacation • Reconvene into regular session and consider action, if any, on items discussed during Executive Session • Discussion items • Adjourn. FDA proposes rules to make animal food safer Associated Press WASHINGTON — Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules stem from a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress almost three years ago. Like rules proposed earlier this year for human food, they would focus on preventing contamination before it begins. 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Clean Out Your Garage, Closets, Jewelry Box and Turn the Items You’ve Forgotten Into Cash!! For a limited Time we are offering FREE classified ads for items $100 and under!! PRIVATE PARTY ADS ONLY • Limit 2 ads per week, per family. One price, one item per ad. • NO pets, firewood, want-to-buy, sports cards, guns, tickets (i.e. concert, movie, etc.) or businesses. • YOU MUST state your price, no OBO, BEST OFFER, TRADE, MAKE OFFER OR NEGOTIABLE. • NO ABBREVIATIONS, only 9 WORDS & phone # Example: 1. Tennis 2. Racket 3. Barely 4. Used 5. Great 6. For 7. Young 8. Player 9. $75 Phone Number: 000-000-0000 Office Rentals OFFICE FOR RENT. Located at 110 Hwy. 79 N. Call 903-646-3600 or 903-930-5119. Office space for lease on Hwy. 79. 903-646-3152. Up to 2,000 s.f. Can be sub-divided. Will finish to suit. All bills paid. 1305 S. Main. 903-983-9315. Mobile Homes FOR RENT NEW SALEM AREA. 3BR/1BA & 1BR/1BA. $450/Mo., $300 dep. Water, trash & lawn care pd. 903-722-4161. FOR SALE. Single wide MH to be moved. $3,000 . 903-393-1211 or 903-722-1661. Full Name: 1. 2. 4. 5. 7. 8. Phone Number: 3. 6. 9. The Henderson Daily News reserves the right to restrict items in this category. Bring, mail, e-mail ([email protected]) or fax your completed form to: Henderson Daily News Classifieds P.O. Box 30 • Henderson, Texas 75653 Fax 903-657-2452 **Ads will run for 1 week at the discretion of the Henderson Daily News BUSINESS & SERVICES DIRECTORY TAKING RESERVATIONS DAILY! CALL 903-657-2501 BUSH HOGGING WEATHERTON BUSH HOGGING Lots & Pasture Mowing Prompt & Dependable PH: 903-657-2370 Cell: 903-646-0244 CARPENTRY GENERAL CARPENTRY Small jobs to complete remodeling! Reasonable prices, 40 yrs. exp., Ref. 903-399-6889 CLEANING HURRY-DON'T MISS OUT! GIT-R-DONE Carpet Cleaning SPECIALS! Call for details 903-657-1080 or 903-392-1876 CONCRETE DAVENPORT CONCRETE Patios, driveways, house slabs. 23 Years of Local Service! 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CALL ANdy SHELTON 903-658-8576 REfERENCES Jackson's Foundation Repair Pier & Beam Concrete Slabs Johnny Jackson 903-861-3617 Insured Luis Luna Tree Service Insured & Bonded •Tree Cutting FREE •General Clean up ESTIMATES •Fence cleaning Luis Luna Roofing Service Metal Roofing, Repairs, Leaks and Chimneys! 9664 SH 64W, Overton 18 Years Experience!! 903-646-2848 903-504-4809 Jackson's Foundation Repair Pier & Beam • Concrete slabs Johnny Jackson 903-861-3617 Jackson's Tree Service Trimming & Removal 20 years experience 903-861-3617 PAGE 8 — HENDERSON DAILY NEWS — Monday, October 28, 2013 Pink Out Obituaries Police Report June Gibson Dobbs • 33-year-old, arrested for RUSK COUNTY forgery financial instrument; SHERIFF’S • 28-year-old, arrested for OFFICE • Responded to 201 calls, driving while intoxicated; • 43-year-old, arrested for including 61 9-1-1 calls, in the 72-hour period ending at 5 a.m. driving while intoxicated; • 35-year-old, arrested for today. theft of property greater than or equal to $50 and less than Arrests • 40-year-old, arrested for $500, possession of marijuana, parole violation, interfering less than 2 ounces and fictitious with emergency call and forg- or counterfeit inspection/insurery; ance document for display; • 46-year-old, arrested for • 28-year-old, arrested for theft of property greater than public intoxication; and or equal to $50 and less than • 21-year-old, arrested for theft of property greater than $500 and public intoxication; • 57-year-old, arrested for or equal to $50 and less than driving while intoxicated/open $500. container of alcohol and posMisdemeanors • Five counts of criminal session of marijuana, less than 2 ounces; mischief; • 41-year-old, arrested for • Seven counts of miscellaevading arrest detention/work neous theft; • One count of disorderly release; • 27-year-old, arrested for conduct; • Four counts of criminal possession of marijuana, less trespass; than 2 ounces; • Seven counts of reckless • 25-year-old, arrested for possession of marijuana, less driver; • Three counts of misdethan 2 ounces; • 26-year-old, arrested for meanor arrest; • One count of terroristic child support, no valid driver’s license and contempt of court; threat; • One count of animal cru• 39-year-old, arrested for burglary of a habitation and elty; • One count of harassment; possession of marijuana, less • Three counts of simple than 2 ounces; • 21-year-old, arrested for assault; • One count of burglary of a possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 2-A, less vehicle; and • One count of deadly conthan or equal to 2 ounces; Graveside services for Mrs. June Gibson Dobbs, 66, of the Stewart Community, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at Stewart Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Ferrel officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the funeral home. Mrs. Dobbs passed from this life on Oct. 25, 2013 in Longview. She was born Feb. 9, 1947 in Rusk County, to the late Dozer and Ella Bird Gibson. Mrs. Dobbs was a housewife and a member of Tatum Wholeness Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dozer and Ella Gibson. Survivors include her husband, Phillip Dobbs of the Stewart Community. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at <www.crawfordacrim.com>. Courtesy photo Friday was Henderson Pink Out Day and teachers at First Baptist Church Preschool thought it would be fun to dress in pink also. Food stamps, milk prices on table in farm talks Associated Press WASHINGTON — The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices. Members of the House and Senate are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations on the five-year, roughly $500 billion bill this week. If they don’t finish it, dairy supports could expire at the end of the year and send the price of a gallon of milk skyward. There could be political ramifications, too. The House and Senate are far apart on the sensitive issue of how much money to cut from food stamps, and lawmakers are hoping to resolve that debate before election-year politics set in. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat who is one of the negotiators on the bill, says the legislation could also be a rare opportunity for the two chambers to show they can get along. “In the middle of the chaos of the last month comes opportunity,” Klobuchar says of the farm legislation. “This will really be a test of the House of whether they are willing to work with us.” The farm bill, which sets policy for farm subsidies, the food stamps and other rural development projects, has moved slowly through Congress in the last two years as lawmakers have focused on higher-profile priorities, like budget negotiations, health care and immigration legislation. But farm-state lawmakers are appealing to their colleagues to harken back to more bipartisan times and do something Congress hasn’t done very much lately — pass a major piece of legislation. Even President Barack Obama, who has been largely silent on the farm bill as it has wound through Congress, said as the government reopened earlier this month that the farm bill “would make a huge difference in our economy right now.” “What are we waiting for?” Obama said. “Let’s get this done.” The main challenge in getting the bill done will be the differences on food stamps, officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The House has passed legislation to cut around $4 billion annually, or around 5 percent, including changes in eligibility and work requirements. The Senate has proposed a cut of around a tenth of that amount, and Senate Democrats and President Obama have strongly opposed any major changes to the program. The cost of SNAP has more than doubled over the last five years as the economy struggled, and Republicans say it should be more focused on the neediest people. Democrats say it is working as it should, providing food to those in need when times are tough. Crawford-a. Crim funeral Home The Crawford Family 1414 SoutH main, HenderSon 903-657-2562 Libbie S. Reddic Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Libbie S. Reddic, 67, of Overton, are pending with Garmon Funeral Home. Mrs. Reddic passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Hospice of East Texas. Online condolences can be made at <www.garmonfuneralhome.com>. Georgia Hazlewood Funeral services for Georgia Hazlewood, 82, of Pine Hill, are pending at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. Mrs. Hazlewood died this morning in Tyler. Investigators: Pilot dies in plane crash near Boerne ASSOCIATED PRESS BOERNE — Investigators say a pilot has died after a small plane clipped some trees and a power line before crashing and bursting into flames in Central Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident happened late Sunday afternoon just east of Boerne, about 25 miles northwest of San Antonio. Trooper Deon Cockrell says the plane was flying low when it crashed along State Highway 46. Cockrell on Monday did not immediately release the name of the victim, who was alone on the homebuilt aircraft. Authorities are trying to determine what caused the crash. 1200 HWY. 259 N HENDERSON 903-657-8683 Michelle Means Administrator CBA MEDICAID PROVIDER • CCAD PROVIDER PRIVATE PAY LIC # 128862 903-649-4805 • Plantation Shutters • Wood & Faux Blinds • Cellular & Roman Shades • Roller Shades • Woven Woods and more! *Ask for details. www.budgetblinds.com/tyler Find us on Franchise locally owned and operated by Lee & Amie Mathis Facebook & the web. Sunday’s weather High:70 Low:58 Source: National Weather Service Arraignments According to the office of Rusk County Pct. No. 5 Justice of the Peace Judge Joe Sorrells, the following persons were arraigned on Oct. 25: • Sheldon Ramon Starling, 35, Mount Enterprise, Shelby County: theft by check, Class B misdemeanor, bond denied; burglary of habitation, 2nd Degree felony, bond denied; • Jose Perez Ruiz, 20, Ben Wheeler, driving while intoxicated, Class B misdemeanor, bond denied; • Juan Dolores Hernandez, 59, Price, intoxication assault with vehicle, serious bodily injury, 3rd Degree felony, $30,000 bond; and • Nichalos Christin Shirley, 27, Henderson, sexual assault of child, 2nd Degree felony, $25,000 bond with conditions. Subscribe Online and in print 903-657-2501 duct. Felonies • Burglary of a habitation reported at 12:51 p.m. Friday near 2561 Farm-to-Market Road 3310 South; • Burglary of a habitation reported at 2:51 p.m. Friday near Farm-to-Market Road 1797; • Burglary of a habitation reported at 4:40 p.m. Friday near 300 Polk Street in Longview; • Burglary of a habitation reported at 2:51 p.m. Saturday near 9366 North Texas Highway 42; • Narcotics reported at 7:44 p.m. Saturday near a location unknown; • Aggravated assault reported at 10:52 a.m. Sunday near 10299 County Road 144; and • Burglary of a building reported at 5:48 p.m. Sunday near 8500 Farm-to-Market Road 1251 in Henderson. Jail Population • As of 5 a.m. today, there were 116 inmates housed in the Rusk County Justice Center. If you have information that might lead to the solving of a crime, call Crime Stoppers at (903) 655-TIPS or (903) 6558477. You will remain anonymous, will not have to testify in court and could receive a reward up to $1,000. NYPD: Cousin fatally stabs NY mom, 4 kids Associated Press NEW YORK — When relatives of a Chinese immigrant mother of four young children banged on the family’s door, it opened to a grisly sight: a man dripping with human blood who is now charged with stabbing the five to death with a butcher knife. Mingdong Chen, 25, faced five counts of murder Sunday, a day after the brutal killings of his cousin’s wife and her four children in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. Two girls, 9-year-old Linda Zhuo and 7-year-old Amy Zhuo, were pronounced dead at the scene, along with the youngest child, 18-month-old William Zhuo — all found in a back bedroom, police said. Their brother, 5-year-old Kevin Zhuo, and 37-year-old mother, Qiao Zhen Li, were found in the kitchen and taken to hospitals, where they also were pronounced dead. The five “were cut and butchered with a kitchen knife,” said Chief of Department Philip Banks III, the New York Police Department’s highest-ranking uniformed member. The victims died of stab wounds to their necks and torsos, and Chen has implicated himself in the killings, Banks said. “It’s a scene you’ll never forget,” he said. Chen had been staying with the family on the first floor of the two-story brick house for about a week. He was unemployed after being fired from a string of restaurant jobs he couldn’t hold down for more than a few weeks at a time, according to neigh- bors and relatives in the working-class neighborhood dominated by a large community of immigrants from China. Almost a decade after coming to the United States as a teenager, he still was fluent only in Mandarin Chinese, Banks said. Chen apparently was jealous of fellow immigrants’ successes in America. “He made a very soft comment that since he came to this country, everybody seems to be doing better than him,” Banks said. The children’s father, his cousin, was not home late Saturday evening; he was working at a Long Island restaurant, one neighbor said. The mother tried to call him because she was alarmed about Chen’s “suspicious” behavior earlier in the evening, Banks said.
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