Athens Christian Prep and Homeschool Prom

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Athens Christian Preparatory Academy, in partnership with the area’s Christian homeschool groups, held its prom. This year’s event theme was “Alice in Wonderland.” Students from Athens, Canton, Cross Roads, Eustace, Frankston, Palestine, Malakoff, Mabank, Brownsboro, LaRue, and various other surrounding communities were represented at the prom.

Chaperones for the prom were dressed according to the “Alice” theme. Door prize drawings occurred throughout the night and ranged from gift certificates to televisions. Everyone had a great time.

Pictured are Cayla Chaney, ACPA senior and Beaudie Kramer, homeschool student.

The Red Queen is Donna Bass, Homeschool chaperone.


Lady Cards begin playoff tournament

softball 5By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

The Region XIV Tournament begins today in Corsicana on the campus of Navarro College. The Lady Cardinals are scheduled to play the final game of the day at 5:30 p.m., taking on Galveston Community College.

Coach Ashley Johnston’s Lady Cardinals, in the tournament for a third straight year, carry at 30-23 record into today’s game. Galveston, ranked No. 8 nationally, is 42-15.

The Lady Cardinals fell 8-0 to Galveston earlier this season.

If the Lady Cardinals win, they would play Friday at 5:30 p.m. If they lose, they would play at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

The tournament concludes Sunday with the top two teams advancing to the national tournament.

Today’s game will be webcast (audio) at Broadcast student and Cardinal football kicker Sam Fowler will call the game.

The Bulletin Board: Posted May 2, 2013


— The City of Malakoff will hold its annual City Wide Garage Sale May 3-5. Make your own signs. No permit is needed. Garage sale signs cannot be displayed on telephone poles, traffic signals, street signs or in street rights-of-way.

— Rock Hill Baptist Church is having a garage sale on May 4 at the church. It is one day only! All help is greatly appreciated! Donate stuff or go shop! This is also for a Mission Trip to Malawi, Africa.

— LaRue United Methodist will be having its annual Trash to Treasure Sale inside the Parsonage May 3-4. Someone’s trash could be the treasure that you are looking for. It will start each morning at 8 a.m. and will be there rain or shine. Proceeds will go towards the Community Youth Rally planned for July! Please come visit us. We are located off FM 607 in LaRue.

— From the Heart Flowers will be holding a garage sale Saturday, May 4. The shop is located next door to the Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.

— Garage sale Saturday, May 4, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 210 Louise Lane, Athens. Multi family. Lots of clothes and various items.

— Brownsboro PTSA is having a huge garage sale Saturday, May 4, at Brownsboro High School.

— 3 family garage sale at 805 Humphrey. Friday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Furniture, mattresses, home furnishings, lots of ladies and men’s clothes, misc.

— Garage sale at 5213 FM 2495 on Saturday…..clothes…fishing stuff…etc.

— Garage Sale 5/3 8pm-5pm & 5/4 8am-12pm. 321 Barron Court Malakoff (the street before you get to Vet Clinic) Lots of house hold goods, new luggage set, kid clothes all sizes, adult clothes plus much more. Part of Malakoff City Wide Garage Sale.

— Garage sale at Rockhill Baptsit Church Saturday, May 4, benefiting John Mason and Chad Ellis to raise money for mission trip to Africa this summer. 7-4:30 p.m.


— Puppies — Free puppies (4 female and 1 male). Mix breed red heeler-catahoula hound. Call Jeri at 903-286-4573 or email


— House — This wonderful home is in a beautiful well established Athens neighborhood. It features a sunken sunroom that is perfect for an office, playroom, or indoor garden area. The open floor plan keeps all of the living areas flowing from one to another for maximum space and enjoyment. It’s location in town is perfectly centered for quick access to all of your needs. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2,065 square feet.

— Travel Trailer — I have a 2005 32ft FOREST RIVER travel trailer asking $3,500 obo…title and tags need to be brought up to date left tag office today it will cost $460 to do both..I have title and keys in number 903-203-1132 ask for Tiffany.

— Television — I have a 50 inch TV for sale there is nothing wrong with it just need it gone it has built in surround sound asking $275 or best offer contact 903-288-9525.

— Cars —
1998 Chevrolet Truck – 2400.00
1993 Buick Century – $1800.00
1999 Ford Taurus – $1900.00
1992 Buick Regal – $1300.00
2001 GMC Jimmy – $2200.00
1998 Ford Explorer – $1800.00
2001 Oldsmobile Bravada – $1800.00
1998 Hyundai Elantra – $1500.00
1999 Chevrolet Malibu – $1800.00
Mike @ 903-675-6441 or 903-275-5206

— Hair Bows — Hey ya’ll, blingy bow barn momma here. Come check me out at Blingy Bow Barn Boutique & More on Facebook. I have a sale going 15% OFF EVERYTHING!! I have everything from custom cheer bows, small bows, and BIG OVER THE TOP BOWS! I even have new items available such as leg warmers, tutu’s, and lace rompers!! I can make any custom order!! Just message me on Facebook! Get the link to my etsy shop on my Facebook Page! Remember Y’all, “THE BIGGER THE BOW, THE HAPPIER THE MOMMY!” See y’all soon! Chelsea Atteberry and 903-203-5258.

— Ace Dietary Supplement — I sell ACE. This is a all natural supplement. It gives you energy and helps you loose weight. They can message me on Facebook or text me at 903-286-3979.


— Lawns — My husband had lung cancer removed on 2-1-13 and 2/3 of his right lung was removed…he has not been released to go back to work by the Drs and is needing to make a little money….so if anyone needs their yard mowed, please let me know…Thank you!…GOD BLESS!!!…Malakoff only at this time…

— Landscaping — Conexion … Residential and Commercial Services by Carlos Hernandez, owner. Lawn care, trash haul off, tree trimming, yard maintenance, landscape design and installation. Affordable and dependable. Call 903-340-9788 for an estimate.

Obituaries: Ann Adair

Graveside services and interment for Ann Adair, 91, Murchison have been scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Chaplain Joe Wood officiating.

Mrs. Adair passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Athens.

She was born Feb. 9, 1922 to the late Eligah and Lula May Nash Turner and had been a resident of Murchison since 1951. Ann was a member of First Baptist Church, Murchison. She loved to cook and loved to sew and piece quilts. During her stay at South Place Nursing Home she had become the personal seamstress for the residents and staff. Her most cherished moments where spent with her grandchildren participating and supporting them during all of their activities.

She was preceded in death by husband, Charles Adair; sisters, Katherine Gibbs, Maggie Smith, Barbara Winslett, Ailene Mink; brother Albert Turner.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Pat Baker, Murchison; brother George Turner and wife Neome, Canton; grandsons, Jeff Baker and wife Marilyn, Lindale, Ken Baker and wife Diane, Murchison, Jason Baker and wife Jennifer, Frisco; seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Frankie Rounsaval; sister-in-law Ann Richardson; brother-in-law Billy Adair and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like give special thanks to the staff, nurses, aides of South Place Nursing Home for their love and excellent care of Ann and also to Bristol Pathways Hospice for their excellent care and love shown to her.

No visitation is scheduled.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bristol Pathways Hospice , P.O. Box 43731, Seven Points, Texas 75143 or to the East Texas Arboretum, 1601 Patterson Road, Athens, Texas 75751.

You may leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family at

Obituaries: Paul Pepper

Paul Pepper
Paul Pepper

Funeral services for Paul Pepper, 88, of Athens are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Curry officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

Mr. Pepper passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 in Athens.

Paul Curtis Pepper was born May 21, 1924 in Petrolia, Clay County, Texas the son of Roger Pepper and Carrie Watson Pepper. He was a dedicated member of the Lake Athens Baptist Church. Paul was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, baseball and metal detecting. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a family man and will be missed by all he knew and loved.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jay Austin and Cecil Austin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Martha Nell Pepper; two sons, Brennon Pepper of Athens, Lanny Pepper and wife Billie of LaRue; one daughter, Rhonda Elledge of Athens; eight grandchildren, Angela Price, Joshua Pepper, Kim Canuteson, Stephen Flud, Chad Flud, Landon Elledge, Rachel Martinez, Shannah Elledge and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joseph Pepper, Joseph Hicks, Oscar Martinez, Joshua Pepper, Chad Flud, Landon Elledge and Kenneth Myers. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Clay Hinton.