Author: Cheril Vernon

Steven Deryl Sherley

Steven Deryl Sherley, age 34, of Crockett passed away October 14, 2017.  He was born April 17, 1983 in Sugarland to parents, Deryl Vernon Sherley and Margie Maria Powell Sherley.  He is survived by fiancée, Daniele Amezquita of Latexo; sons, Jacob Colby Sherley of Latexo and Dakota Blake Sherley of Latexo; mother of sons, Jennifer Keels of Latexo; mother and step-father, Margie and Mike Wendel of Crockett; father, Deryl Sherley of Latexo; grandmothers, Joyce Rains of Crockett and Ella Sherley of Carthage; sisters, Sheila Graham Stockton of Latexo, Amanda Wendel and husband, Ronnie Reedle of Palestine; brothers, Michael Sherley...

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Berniece B. Beeson

Berniece B. Beeson, age 98, of Crockett died October 15, 2017 at her residence in Crockett. She was born July 18, 1919 in Clay County, Texas to Vade. M. and Estelle Burkett. She received her education at Belleview and Henrietta Schools and Texas Tech University. She taught school for a brief time and concluded her working career as an insurance secretary for thirty-five years with the Sanford Agency in Lubbock where she held the title of vice-president. Mrs. Beeson married J. D. McCaskill in 1945, and lived in Lubbock and Latexo until his death in 1996. They moved to...

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WEEKLY BIBLE COMMENTARY by Wes Woodard 10-15

Genesis 8-9 – “The Ark Was Spared” “Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the water was dried up from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and he looked and behold the surface of the ground was dried up. Then God spoke to Noah, saying ‘Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives. Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you… that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply….’ So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and every beast… and every living thing in the ark. Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and offered of every clean animal burnt offerings on the altar. The Lord smelled the aroma and said, ‘I will never again curse the ground, on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth. And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God, He made man. ‘”  God made a promise to never flood the entire earth again and He gave the rainbow as a sign that He...

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THE WEEKENDER BY CLYDE BLACK: Would You Like to See a Couple?

 Fortunately, I don’t have to go to the doctor very often.  I’ve been lucky.  Knock on wood, please.  Recently, I’ve had some severe pain in my right hip, leg and ankle.  I tolerate pain well but this really hurts.  I’ve known for years that some discs are ruptured but exercise and ice have kept me going.  This time it’s different because the pain won’t go away. I decided to go see my doctor only to remember that he retired and contrary to promises of a previous President even my hospital is gone!  Normally I would have given up by now on visiting a doctor but this time the pain is almost unbearable.  I found an urgent care spine place in Palestine and limped over there. First question was who my primary care giver is.  Uh, I think it’s now you guys was my response. Now the questions started.  They handed me a booklet to fill out.  My pain was so bad that I couldn’t sit down to write so I’m standing in the waiting room trying to answer about surgery I might have had as a child.  First I had to decide my race and ethnicity.  I don’t know the difference.  I think I’m mostly a white guy so I assume my ethnicity is white also.  It wasn’t one of the choices.  It really got hard to fill out...

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Pecans on Short List!

Our craving for pecans may not be totally satisfied this harvest season. Georgia — the number one pecan growing state — lost over a third of their expected 100-million pound crop due to Hurricane Irma. That comes to over 35-million pound loss and Texas has lost over 3-million pounds of the edible nut due to storms and hurricanes. So if you have a favorite place to buy pecans for the holiday season, get your order in early! The nation’s largest youth organization is 4-H. In Texas, we have members of 4-H in all of our 254 counties, plus in all the other 49 states and more than 80 other countries. Katie Pittack, Extension 4-H agent in Henderson County, reports over 591,000 Texas young people participate in 4-H and its many activities. Another great asset of Texas 4-H is the nearly 30,000 volunteer adult leaders who, in cooperation with county Extension agents, make the program a success. A National Youth Development study shows that 4-Hers are five times more likely to become college graduates and four times more likely to actively contribute to their community. Other findings were that 4-H members are three times more physically active than non-members and twice as likely to pursue a career in science, engineering or computers. Texas landowners often rent, or lease, their land for hunting. The income helps to provide some extra income...

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