Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 125, No. 92, Ed. 1 Sunday, November 25, 2007 Page: 2 of 46
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back with Roberts' publicist
who, to rest of the crowd’s
surprise, took Ogletrcc and her
friends on a circuitous route
through the studio and a freight
elevator ride to gel to Roberts
who was in an upstairs studio.
"When we came into the
studio wearing our Believe
shirts, Robin saw us coming
and yelled, “I believer
Ogletree said that Roberts was
very touched by their story, knew
all about Relay For Life and
was thrilled with what they arc
doing in the light against cancer.
In July. Roberts found a lump
in her right breast and was
subsequently diagnosed with
breast cancer. Roberts has
since undergone a lumpectomy,
discovered that her cancer is a
more aggressive form than her
doctors previously thought and
is nearly finished with her eight-
dose chemotherapy regimen.
When Roberts began to lose her
hair she went on air and had
her head shaved and now wears
a wig when co-hosting GMA.
It turned out that Roberts was
scheduled for chemo the day
Ogletree and her friends shqwcd
up and Roberts’ publicist kept
telling the women how happy
she was that they had shown up
because it really lifted Robin's
Even more inspiring to
The Believers is that fact that
Roberts wore her new Believe
shirt to the hospital that day to
receive her “red devil” chemo.
Ogletree’s Relay For Life team.
The Believers, was the top fund-
raising team in the East Texas
Region which includes more than
700 teams from 52 events.
The group raised more than
$20,000, primarily from selling
Believe shirts to hundreds of
Polk County residents last
Christmas season and leading up
to the Relay For Life event in late
The Believers will be selling
holiday-themed red with silver
lettering T-shirts and sweatshirts
again this year with delivery in
time for the Hometown Christmas
events on Dec. 8.
Anyone interested in purchasing
a Believe shirt may contact their
favorite Relay For Life team or
the Polk County Enterprise at
'Waitress' serves up entertainment
ROBIN BELIEVES — Tammi Ogletree presents ABC anchor
Robin Roberts with a Believe T-shirt. The local Relay For Life
learn caught some national attention during a trip to New York.
LIGHTS FOR LESLIE —Jackie Boykin, mother of former
Livingston Parks and Recreation Director Leslie Boykin pre-
sides over the city’s lighting ceremony Tuesday.
County talks over,option!
for judicial center project
On the DVD extras of the
exquisite little film “Waitress”
(Fox, 4 stars), the writer-director-
co-star Adrienne Shelly calls her
movie a “love letter to Sophie,"
her young daughter who plays the
toddler Lulu near the film's end.
Even if you didn’t know that
Shelly was brutally murdered not
long after this film wa~ done, the
tenderness with whi 1 she spoke
those words catches you right in
The romantic comedy is about
“pie-making genius” Jenna (a
superb Keri Russell) caught
between a marriage to a brute, an
unwanted pregnancy and a lusty
affair with her gynecologist.
One of the film’s most charming
devices is an overhead shot of
Jenna making pies with titles
that reveal the turmoil in her
sub-conscious, like the “I-won’t-
have-Earl’s-baby” pie - a fairly
Moans Jenna very early in the
film, as the lines on the home
pregnancy test kit turn pink, “I
should never drink. I do stupid
things when I drink, like sleep
with my husband.” Nodding in
sympathy are her two cohorts
at Joe’s Pie Shop, the earthy
blonde Becky and the ditzy Dawn
Right here, I have to step back
and say the film’s characters owe
a little in spirit to Alice, Flo and
Vera who ran the counter at the
greasy spoon Mel’s in the 1970s
sitcom "Alice” (which in turn
owed a debt to “Alice Doesn’t
Live Here Anymore”).
If Becky had told the cook to
“kiss my grits” I wouldn’t have
been the least bit surprised.
Jenna is a decent gal in a
tough situation. Her husband
Earl (Jeremy Sisto) fluctuates
between needy and abusive with
She never knows whether to
it just sort of
point Jenna is
writing a letter
to her unborn
baby, “I hope
holds you for
that’s all they
want to do
an ounce of
Jenna was just
looking for her
killer pie for
.““csSo PIE-MAKING GENIUS - In “Waitress”, Keri
first prize. Russell plays a battered wife with a gift for
Either that, or making delicious pies,
sell the baby.
Jenna has no maternal instincts
to speak of - at least, at first, they
are overshadowed by survival
While Shelly is clearly the
brains behind this production
- actor after actor marvels at
the preciseness of her vision in
the writing and directing - it is
completely Russell’s film. She
reveals herself as an actress with
uncanny comic timing. She is so
charming that nothing she says -
and she says a bit - can dampen
IOnS ^aby *’’m or ^otJge a hard slap, your ardor fdr Jenna. You want
across the face. She was plotting that girl to win.
to leave him long before the Or at least dump Earl and go
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clerk’s office that handles county
court at law duties.
The new building is designed to
include a “plethora” of restrooms,
County annex changes
Commissioners also will
consider approving change
orders 16 through 23 related to
renovations at the County Office
Annex at 602 E. Church Street in
the old hospital building.
The court also will discuss
disbursement of fire department
training funds the remain unspent
from the fiscal year 2007 budget.
A budget revision will also be
considered as well as a proposal
for future disbursements.
Also on Tuesday, commissioners
will weigh approval of requested
expenditures for fiscal year
2007 DETCOG grants under
the homeland security program
submitted by the emergency
Commissioners will consider
a request from the sheriff’s
department for repairs to the
electric gate surrounding the
county jail and determining
method of payment.
The affair with the gynecologist
on to-be-a loving mom and pie-
making genius. The one person
Who sees the inner beauty and
possibilities of Jenna is the
shop’s crotchety owner Joe.
played with an ageless wisdom
and impishness by Andy Griffith.
With such a fine blend of
characters, story and talent falling
in love with “Waitress” is as easy
as, well, pie.
4 stars: Don’t miss: rent it/buy it
3 stars: Worth the risk: rent it
2 stars: On the tipping point: if
nothing else is available
I star Don’t bother: w^tt until
it’s in the JiJ[ Jbirv ’
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it roughly the same size as
Texas’ legendary King Ranch
in 1895 (but the ranch has
continued to grow). Lake
Livingston has a normal ca-
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Save lives this holiday season in Livingston
The Blood Center East Texas Encourages Community to Commit for Life
WHAT: Commit for Life in Livingston this holiday season. A
regular number of blood donations is needed every day to help save
lives in the East Texas region. The holidays are an especially impor-
tant time for donations, as many donors go out of town or become
busy with family activities, and don’t always remember to donate.
Individuals who Commit fpr Life and donate at least once a quarter
are key to meeting this important need.
Those who donate or attempt to donate may participate in The
Blood Center’s Holiday Hugs promotion, in which blood donors
can write notes of well-wishes to patients spending the holidays in
the hospital. Notes from gold-level donors will be attached to cud-
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WHEN: Dec. 14, 2007 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 28, 2007 - 3
to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Alabama Coushatla Tribe of Texas
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Visit www.giveMoodet.org or call (888) 433-1733 to schedule
ABOUT US: The Blood Center East Texas is the local commu-
nity blood center and primary supplier of blood products to eight
hospitals and healthcare facilities in the six East Texas counties
surrounding Lufkin and Nacogdoches, including Memorial Health
System in Livingston.
The Blood Center East Texas is asking its donors to Commit for
Life. It takes three simple steps: I) Donate once per quarter; 2)
allow The Blood Center to contact you; and 3) spread the word,
encouraging others to Commit for Life.
Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110
pounds and be in good general health. Individuals who are 16 years
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For additional information, call 1(888) 433-1733, or visit our
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The Blood Center East Texas, an affiliate of Gulf Coast Regional
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Tuesday: Ladies Night!
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Saturday: Rickey Camp 9pm
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