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Crockett Junior High Presents ‘Lily Daw And The Three Ladies’

An impromptu exercise in emoting was the order of the day for Janet Walker’s Crockett Junior High School drama students after they won second place in the District UIL One Act Play contest last week.  They will present their play, “Lily Daw and The Three Ladies” for the public at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 (tonight), in the Crockett High School Commons Area.  Admission is free.  “The play is only 25 minutes, so it will not take much of your valuable time to come and support these wonderful kids’ hard work!” Walker exclaimed. (Courtesy Photo)An impromptu exercise in emoting was the order of the day for Janet Walker’s Crockett Junior High School drama students after they won second place in the District UIL One Act Play contest last week. They will present their play, “Lily Daw and The Three Ladies” for the public at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 (tonight), in the Crockett High School Commons Area. Admission is free. “The play is only 25 minutes, so it will not take much of your valuable time to come and support these wonderful kids’ hard work!” Walker exclaimed. (Courtesy Photo)

Crockett Junior High won second place in the District UIL One Act Play contest last week with "Lily Daw And The Three Ladies".

CJHS brought home four acting awards and a technical award.

Directed by Janet Walker, the play stars Katie Bradshaw (All Star Cast), Aaron Dotson (All Star Cast), Ashley Moore (Honorable Mention All Star Cast), Leanna Tran (Honorable Mention All Star Cast), Khushi Bhatt, Tristin Mancilla, Yazaret Ramirez, Gloria Hernandez, Cassie Murphrey, Jose Quintero, Matte Hartt (All Star Technical Crew), Jaylon Senagal, Katlyn Marshall and Cali Parker.

The students invite the public to see the play tonight (Thursday, Dec. 17) at 6:30 p.m. in the Crockett High School Commons Area.

Picture Perfect Day For ‘Way Out West Lovefest’

Photo by Lynda JonesPhoto by Lynda Jones

The City of Lovelady took its 33rd Annual Lovefest "Way Out West" on a picture perfect day Saturday, Feb. 14. Festival goers commented throughout the day how wonderful the weather was, especially after cold temperatures and rain plagued several other festivals across the county the past couple of years. On Saturday, the skies were blue and the temperatures warm. The float pictured above was a popular entry as it reminded parade watchers of the days of saloon girls and outlaws. See more "Way Out West Lovefest" photos on Page 9 and related story on Page 10.

Latexo ISD Presents Homecoming Court

Jace Skalicky and Karson Patton (center front) were announced on Jan. 17 as the 2015 Latexo Homecoming King and Queen. Landon Duren and Shala Creswell (front row, left) were selected as Prince and Princess.Jace Skalicky and Karson Patton (center front) were announced on Jan. 17 as the 2015 Latexo Homecoming King and Queen. Landon Duren and Shala Creswell (front row, left) were selected as Prince and Princess.

Latexo High School recently elected Jace Skalicky and Karson Patton as the 2015 Homecoming King and Queen.

Latexo High School held its homecoming coronationon Saturday, Jan. 17 in the LHS gym. The LHS Student Council sponsored the event.

The theme for the evening was "Glitz and Glam", complete with spotlights and a center gazebo that served as the stage for introducing all of the candidates to the audience members.
Returning to oversee the night's activities and crown the 2015 royalty were the 2014 King and Queen, Salar Khokhar and Jordan Lane.

Candidates running for Duke and Duchess and representing the seventh and eighth grades were Jonathan Luce and Harleigh Beavers, Colby Thornton and Ashley Oswald, Blake McCoy and Destiny Filer, and Jack Woodford and Bailey Ingle.

Presented with the titles of Duke and Duchess were Jack Woodford and Bailey Ingle, eighth grade representatives.

Candidates running for Prince and Princess and representing the ninth, tenth and eleventh grades were Reese Filer and Jasmine Simon, Peyton Turn and Kelsey Patterson, Charles Rothrock and Emily Cook, Wyatt Sales and Haylee Frizzell, Landon Duren and Shala Creswell, and Jacob McLeod and Shelby Keene. Presented with the titles of Prince and Princess were Landon Duren and Shala Creswell, representing the Junior Class.

Competing for the titles of King and Queen were seniors Hunter Bodine and Presley Ellis, Chase Hutcherson and Ashlee Frizzell, J'Mariaun Taylor and Karson Patton, and Jace Skalicky and Ashley Rothrock.

 

DAR Chapter Initiates New Members

DAR new members

The Major Jarrell Beasley Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) welcomed five new members at their December meeting: Courtney Terry, Dianna King, Donna Naudeau, Susan Thomson and Patricia Hicks. (Courtesy Photo)

CJH Wins District South Zone In Academic UIL Competition

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On Friday, Dec. 13, 77 Crockett Junior High School traveled to Onalaska where they scored a total of 1,315 points to win the South Zone AAA District 21AAA Academic UIL competition. The CJH students won 149 awards and placed in all 60 events of the 18 categories. Students achieved 21 first-place awards and won 16 first-place team awards. "We are so excited about winning first place! They worked so hard!" Principal Judy Leediker and CJH UIL Director Beth Stewart exclaimed. Watch for more CJH news and Crockett Elementary UIL news in upcoming issues of the Houston County Courier.

Leos Donate Backpacks To Kalin’s Center

Leos bagging food.

Piney Woods Leos Caleb Newton, Jarvis McElhany and Dolan Mullins are shown bagging up shampoo and bodywash for 72 backpacks donated by the Leos to Kalin's Center. The club raised a little over $1,000 by selling Yankee Candles this fall. Newton, the club's newest member, raised the most funds. Other participants included Christy McElhany and Cheyenne Clinkscales. The backpacks each contained a toothbrush, toothpase, shampoo, brush or comb, deoderant and body wash. (Courtesy Photo)