Author: Cheril Vernon

Ramona McConnell Smith

Ramona McConnell Smith, age 89, of Missouri City, TX passed away February 14, 2018 at her residence.  Ramona was born October 18, 1928, the fourth child born to John William and Blanche Crenshaw McConnell, owners of McConnell’s Store in Crockett. She was married to Harold (Hoot) Smith until his death in 1976.  Ramona is survived by daughter, Anne Smith Schrader of Fayetteville, Arkansas; son, Johnnie Madison Smith of Houston; grandchildren, Taylor Marie Smith of Houston, Justin Tyler Smith of Houston; brother, Jim McLean McConnell of Missouri City; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by husband, Harold...

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Noel Hill Goodson

Noel Hill Goodson, age 68, of Spring passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his residence. Noel was born September 18, 1949 in Lufkin to parents, Rolan Goodson and Eunice Oliver Goodson.   He worked as a surveyor for many years and recently for the San Jacinto River Authority as a lab tech. Noel is survived by wife, Rebecca Lee-Jones Goodson of Spring; daughters, Shawnette and Amy of Harris County; mother, Eunice Goodson Conner and husband, Billy of Pine Prairie; step-children, Chad Lee of Lufkin, Tifani Sadek and husband, Brian of Detroit, Terrance Jones of Detroit; eight grandchildren; sister, Linda Carol...

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Grapeland Library News 2-18

By Annette Parham, GPL Volunteer Plans are underway for our first annual Chili Cook-off  to be held on March 24. The event is open to the public. The registration fee is $25 which can be paid at the Library. Please plan to participate as a contestant or as a participant.  Along with the Chili Cook-off  the Methodist Women will  have a bake sale with a variety of wonderful home baked goodies.  We will also have a 42 Tournament.    Scheduled Library activities • Senior Yoga Classes, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 3 p.m.                                        • Guitar Sessions for all levels Wednesdays at 7 p.m.                                                                                • Wiggles and Giggles Tuesdays at 11 a.m.                                                                                                       • Genealogy Classes.  Call the Library for...

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Weekly Bible Commentary 2-18

By Wes Woodard Genesis 27 – “Esau Lies About Jacob” In this chapter God’s word to Rebekah is fulfilled. God had told her that two nations were in her womb, and the older would serve the younger. The Scripture also said that Isaac loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob. This is the way it should have been because Esau had sold his birthright for a bowl of soup! (He felt the birthright was worthless, and he never changed his mind about selling it to Jacob. In verse 3 he lies about Jacob, “… he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright and now he has taken away my blessing. These are lies! This is a total falsehood!  To prove his true character Esau took not only a Hittite wife, but also a daughter of Ishmael as a wife! It is obvious that he does not wish his children to be connected with Abraham! We are thankful that our new federal administration is favorable to Israel. This is the only way we will be blessed by...

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THE WEEKENDER: All the Talking Heads

By Clyde Black I’ve been home recovering from back surgery and I’m so ready to get back to work!  I’ve been watching a lot of news and it sure is depressing.  There is so much ugliness and so many people discussing it and giving their views about the issues. This guy named Rob Porter and his situation is a perfect example.  This man has been on the White House staff.  Apparently several years ago he injured his wife giving her a now much publicized black eye!  The information eventually got to the White House and he got fired for the domestic violence.  This now has become a major issue against President Trump by those who hate him so much.  I don’t think Porter was ever actually convicted of anything.  The Haters all seem to forget his due process, simply hang him and impeach Trump for taking a little to long to fire him.  Good grief! Now I’m watching the Florida high school shooting tragedy.  Here we go again.  Let’s all of us give up our guns because they kill people.  No, actually people kill people. It is always because of mental illness.  Listening to all the reporters and their opinions will drive one nuts.  The professionals tell us to report what we see or hear if its suspicious.  Well guess what, that’s enough.  Most of us here in the county...

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