Author: Cheril Vernon

Doris Jeanette Kyle

Doris Jeanette Kyle, 83, of Crockett passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Winfield Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 12, 1933 in Houston County to John Edward Crowson and Mattie Lou Miller Crowson. Jeanette was a phenomenal mother and friend. When she was living in Dallas, Jeanette was a semi-pro volleyball player; a member of a bowling league for many years; belonged to the Garden Club; was a cosmetic rep for Vivian Woodward; and also worked as a nurse technician for a pediatrician. After moving back to Crockett, she worked for Justice of...

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Houston County Lake Report 4-6

70 F surface water temperature, water stained in color, and one foot above normal level. Slow black bass to 3 and 4 pounds on spinner bait in 20 feet of water. Good crappie 10-15 per person at night on live minnows. Good channel cat on trot lines. Crockett Family Resort Cottages, Marina, & RV Park Houston County Lake 75 Dogwood LN W Crockett, Tx 75835 936/544-8466...

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EVER WONDER by Jacque Scott: April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day Well, here we are again.  Last Saturday iwas that fun special day we call April Fool’s Day, or All Fool’s Day, and someone is always there to pull a prank on me…. I seem to be one of those very gullible people you have met once or twice in your life.  Let’s see what we can find out about the origin of April Fool’s Day.  Many different things have been said about its origins, and some of these are as fanciful as April Fool’s jokes themselves. One such popular but totally unlikely explanation is the idea that Christ’s foes intended to make a fool of him and sent him on a meaningless round of visits to all of the Roman officials while knowing that his fate was already sealed.  Medieval mystery plays often focused on these events, tracing Christ’s journey from Annas to Calaphas to Pilate to Herod, then back again to Pilate.  Many cultures have a practice, predating Christianity, which involves sending people on what are called ‘ fool’s errands’. The most convincing historical evidence suggests that April Fooling started in France under King Charles IX.  Early in the 16th century, most of France celebrated New Year’s Day on March 25, around the start of Spring.  The celebrations included the giving of gifts and ran for about a week ending with dinners and parties on...

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SUNNY THOUGHTS FROM SUNSET by the Rev. Vance Drum 4-6

The Sunset pastor on Sunday continued our “Covenant” series with a message,  “Covenant Blessings.”  The text was from Hebrews 13:20-21:  “May the God of peace … equip you with everything good for doing his will….” Did you ever want to do something that you thought was important but you didn’t quite know how or where to begin? When we think about relationships, some things in life are difficult for many of us:  how to get along without hurting people; having good relationships at work; doing well in school, dodging the bullies; enjoying a healthy, pleasant marriage; raising God-honoring kids; staying out of trouble with the law; being blessed in a loving, peaceful, prayerful church. All of these things are easier said than done.  If it were easy, everybody would succeed all the time.  There would be no need for any police; no jails or prisons; no Child Protective Services; no bullies in school; no divorce courts and no troubled churches.  Today we’ll see that God is our helper, and we’ll see why we may not be helped. The pastor made three points: (1) God of Peace; (2) God Equips Us; (3) God Works in Us. (1) God of Peace.  V20:  “May the God of Peace….”  Our God is a God who brings peace. The Letter to the Hebrews is really an exhortation, a sermon, given to some Christians who...

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THE WEEKENDER by Clyde Black 4-2

“REPEAL 44-Care” The health care bill being pushed by our Rep. Kevin Brady, Paul Ryan and other “moderate” republicans in the House failed this past week and never came to a vote.  I am so pleased. This thing was just a revision of 44-care and no republican should ever have come close to even thinking about it.  A mere nine years ago NO republican believed in universal or federally controlled health care.  It has always been a democrat proposition pushed by Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and that bunch of gangster liberals. Now all of a sudden 50% of the Republican Party seems to think we need some sort of a national health care program.  They are rinos. They are weak and have been brainwashed.  LET 44-CARE DIE. PLEASE! In Washington this week all the pundits, talking heads and media have their panties all twisted in knots!  Get over it.  We voted for REPEAL!  Not replace.  You folks aren’t listening or somehow you make it so complicated that you can’t get anything done.  We do not want you, the federal government in our lives any more than absolutely necessary.  Protect our country from enemies, protect our borders then basically leave us alone.  Hell you’ve already stolen our social security dollars from us and given it to those who never contributed.  Thanks a lot.  Ok, let me make it easy...

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