Our Town Times (Timpson, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 2015 Page: 3 of 18
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PAGE A3 Thursday, April 30, 2015
Our Town Times, Inc.
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On behalf of our family I want to thank you and
your staff for
the beautiful tribute to our loved one, Titus Bran-
don. We appreciate
the front page write up, obituary and pictures.
Everything was very nice.
We are so glad that you have the paper. We love
the changes! May God richly
Barbara Brandon & Family
Letter to the Editor,
I am encouraged about our City and our school as
we enter this election cycle. Since becoming Mayor,
on many occasions, I have heard people say citizens
don’t care or are just not interested. Well that is not
the case, especially when it comes to our candidates.
Paul and'( were unable to attend the Saturday April
25th “Meet & Greet” held on McLaughlin Street, but I
am told that Mr. Carlos Johnson, Councilman George
Grace, Councilman Kyle Allen, Ms. Linda Hancock
and Councilwoman Janell Baker were all present and
had the opportunity to visit with Our Town Times’
owner, Chad Pate, and a few citizens expressing their
concerns and how they hope to be a part of making
things better in our community. On Monday evening,
we were back in town and were able to attend the
“Meet the Candidates” held at Frontier Cafe’ bn Austin
Street. Paul reached out to all of the candidates and
extended an invitation to attend and speak about why
they were running and what they hoped to accomplish,
while in office. Ms. Linda Frazier Todd, running for
TISD school board, was unable to attend and regret-
ted that she would be out of town during the event.
Ms. Todd has placed information in our local paper
introducing herself and her candidacy. Councilman
Grace and Councilwoman Baker were also unable to
attend on Monday. Present and running for Timpson
ISD school board, were incumbent Danny Hunt and
candidates Jim Rader and Carlos Johnson. All three
spoke to the attendees and expressed their thanks to
our present school board and our school for their great
job with our kids. All three spoke about why they
wanted to “give back” to their community and be a
part of a board that put our children’s education first
and foremost. Mr. Jim Rader discussed how he felt
his extensive work with SFASU would help him be a
good board member and how his business experience
would be an asset. Mr. Carlos Johnson stated that he
wanted our school children to know that he and the
board ^ere interested in their education and their
success. He spoke about seeing high school football
players that he had coached and worked with in flag
football, and the pride he felt knowing that he had been
a part of their development as players and young men.
Danny Hunt discussed some of his proudest moments
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with our school; the development of various agricul-
tural projects, the high standards and achievements
of our kids in academic programs, and the number
of students in Timpson that receive and benefit from
scholarships. As Mayor, I am excited about the fact
that four people in our community, without personal
agendas, want to donate their time and energy to our
local school and our community. I encourage each of
you, as voters, to seek these individuals out and talk
to them and choose wisely; it appears that you have
a good group to select from!
Over the past few months, our City Council has
had some difficult issues come to the table and lhuch
of the discussion, at both candidate events,* seemed
to focus on these topics. Since I wasn’t personally at
the Saturday event, I don’t feel I should comment on
it, but several times items brought up on Monday, by
the speakers, referenced items discussed on Saturday.
Three of the five candidates for council did speak at
Monday’s event, and I was impressed that all three ex-
pressed themselves well, di scussed working together
to move forward as a City, and all were in agreement
that seeking out ways to improve our economy and
revenue stream were of great importance. Mr. Kyle
Allen and Ms. Linda Hancock attended both events
and expressed their desire to keep 24 hour police
coverage if it was financially possible, as did Mr.
Kenny Walker. Each did state that they understand
that the City is required to work within its budget.
All three, when asked about the possible sale of the
City owned land, seemed to agree that reducing the
bid price, currently set at $250,000 by council, could
improve the city’s chance of selling the property. Kyle
Allen, Kenny Walker, and Linda Hancock all felt ’
that selling the property would improve the City’s
economic position by producing both property and
sales tax revenue.
I would have loved to see more people come out
and visit with, and basically “interview”, our candi-
dates at these events. I would like to thank Our Town
Times, its owner and staff, for covering these events
and getting this much needed information out to their
teadership, as well as sharing it with other media
groups. Please remember to VOTE for our school
board and our city council. Early Voting is going on
now and will continue through May 5th. Election Day
is Saturday May 9th at \Vhich time, both polls will be
open at the Timpson ISD Gymnasium Foyer.
Thank you candidates and voters,
Mayor Debra Smith
City of Timpson, TX
By: Colleen Doggett
The 2015 Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
Distinguished Service Award recipient is Alease Copelin,
Career Counselor at Center High School. The award was
presented to Copelin by former Shelby County Judge
Rick Campbell, who was the 2014 awardee.
Besides her job, Copelin’s creativity and heart have
sought ways that students can be assisted beyond the
classroom setting. The Backpack Program, which sends
food home with youngsters for the weekend, is one of
those projects. Another is Flags for Hunger, which also
provides food for those who need it.
Alease Copelin and her husband, Rayford Copelin,
are longtime Shelby County educators. They have one
son, Cameron, who is married to the former Stephanie
Watson. The younger Watsons have two young children,
a son and a daughter.
Joey Lawson, Young Citizen of the Year for 2014,
introduced Josh McAdams, Young Citizen of the year
for 2015. McAdams is an integral part of McAdams
Propane company. He is married to the former Sherisse
White, and his parents are Lisa and Billy Bob McAdams.
McAdams is the grandson of Weldon Boles and the late
Jimmie Nail Boles. Besides his job, Josh is a member of
Shelby County Cookers and the Go Texan Committee,
in both of which he is actively involved.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent for Shelby
County, Lane Dunn, introduced Robert and David Grif-
fin as the Farm Family of the Year for 2015. The Griffin
brothers operate R&D Farms, an extensive cattle and
poultry operation, and have been part owners of the
Center Livestock Auction Barn since 1994.
Ann Blackwell, Leadership Chairman for the Shelby
County Chamber of Commerce, presented plaques to the
2015 graduates of Leadership Shelby County: Kathy Bai-
ley, Mike Brister, Randy Collard, Camille Cooper, Matt
Foster, Alicia Patton, Triquina Polley, Leigh Porterfield,
Adlison Sanford, Retha Starkey and Jheri-Lynn McSwain.
Derek Pierce, outgoing Chamber President, made a
few remarks, then presented the Presidential Award to
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Doyce has two living siblings - Bo Morris, who serves
on the Tenaha School Board and Karen, who lives in St.
Louis. She graduated from Tenaha High School in 1954,
where she was a cheerleader and voted “Most Ambitious”
by her classmates.
After high school graduation, Bailey moved to
Shreveport, La. where she worked in an insurance office.
While there, she met Edwin “Eddie” Bailey, who was
stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. The two married
in 1957, and later moved to Del Rio, when Eddie was
transferred there. When Eddie retired in 1981, the Baileys
milt a house in Tenaha and moved back there.
Cattle Sold: 474
Cattle Sold: 877
150-200 LBS - 400-495
UNDER 300 LBS - 3.00-4.20
205-300 LBS - 390-435
300-400 LBS -2.65-3.85
305-400 LBS - 355-410
400-500 LBS - 2.40-3.35
500 LBS & UP- 1.85-2.50
505-600 LBS - 240-262
605-800 LBS - 220-246
UNDER 300 LBS -2.75-5.10
150-200 LBS - 380-490
205-300 LBS - 355-370
400-500 LBS -2.00-2.70
305-400 LBS - 290-350
500 LBS & UP - 1.60-2.49
505-600 LBS -215-246
605-800 LBS - 190-226
Stocker Cows: 950-3000
Bulls: 15 / ■ \_yj
Baby Calves: 150-500
Pairs: 2400-2900 \ Z/
Bred Cows: 1600-2550
Cattle Sold: 1499
Cattle Sold: 611
Under 300 LBS-2.85-4.30
300-400 LBS - 2.50-3.93 ^
400-500 LBS - 1.90-2.11
500-600 LBS - 1.85-2.29 P M
150-300 LBS - 2.25-4.32
600-700 LBS - 1.80-2.05 1 -N
300-400 LBS - 2.25-3.57
700-800 LBS-1.70-2.00 \ J
400-500 LBS - 1.75-3.27
500 LBS & UP - 1.75-2.67
Heifers: J -
Under 300 LBS - 2.50-3.30
150-300 LBS - 2.25-4.27
400-500 LBS - 2.00-3.35
300-400 LBS - 1.75-3.02
500-600 LBS - 1.80-2.21
400-500 LBS - 1.90-3.02
600-700 LBS - 1.75-2.29
500 LBS & UP - 1.70-2.47
700-800 LBS - 1.65-2.00
Slaughter Cows: .85-124.00
Stocker Cows: 1350-3500
Stocker Cows: 1150-2800
Heavy Bulls: 120.00-146.50
Top Pairs: 2000-3700
Baby Calves: 200-410
Baby Calves: 400-525
The Baileys have one daughter, LaRaye, who works
for the Adult Probation Department.
“I have met so many people over the years and have
made so many dear friends,” Bailey said. “There isn’t a
home in Tenaha that I wouldn’t feel comfortable knock-
ing on the door and going right in. I’ve enjoyed my time
working as City Secretary.”
Doyce and Eddie are members of the First Baptist
Church in Tenaha, and Doyce looks forward to becom-
ing more involved in the social and mission activities.
“The First Baptist Church ladies have a quilting
group that meets on Tuesday to make lap blankets for
am looking forward to
becoming involved in that. Also, Carolyn and Charles
Hooker head up the ministry to nursing homes, which I
want to work with. Our preacher told me at church that
he had plenty for me to do when I retire! And around
home, I will enjoy doing yard work.”
Farm Pond Program Planned
Submitted By: Lane Dunn
“Good pond management is es
sential to having a pond that will
provide recreation and fish for the
pond owner,” stated Lane Dunn,
Texas A&M AgrilLIFE Extension
Agent for agriculture. To help pond
owners become better managers,
the A&M AgriLIFE Extension
Service will sponsor a Farm Pond
Management Seminar on May 5th
2015 starting at 6:00P.M.
The late afternoon program will
focus on topics that include stock- f
ing rates, water quality for fish
weed identification and control wit
chemical and biological methods.
Stan Smith with Aquatic Man
agement Services of Tyler will be
covering “Weed Identification, Control, Water Quality and Stocking rates”. Ken Hale
with Boatcycle out of Henderson will be discussing weed control using Tilapia. Both
have spoken to producers all over East Texas and have worked with owners of small
ponds and large lakes. Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS will present “Ways to Prepare
Delicious Fish Dishes”. Individuals may bring pond water samples to be tested for
water quality. Weed samples may also be brought for identification.
The seminar will be held at the Weldon Boles farm in Center. Take 96 South for
3 miles toward San Augus-
tine, turn left on CR 1006
(Old City Lake Road).
Turn at brown pipe fence
on left. Please bring lawn
chairs. No registration fee
will be charged.
Those who attend will
receive 2.0 CEU’s towards
the requirements for the
private applicators license.
Please R.S.V.P. by April
30, 2015 by contacting the
Shelby County Extension
office at (936) 598-7744
for meal purposes.
Amy one needing special
assistance at an Extension
Program should contact
the Texas A&M AgriLIFE
Extension Office of Shelby
County at (936) 598-7744
at least one week prior to
the program or event.
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