Local teachers recognized by state association

Two local teachers were among 200 recognized at the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) professional development conference July 28-Aug. 1 in Abilene.

Brent Williams, Poolville High School agricultural science teacher, who lives in Decatur, received his 40-year tenure award during the opening general session July 29, and Jim Allsup, Decatur High School agricultural science teacher, received his 25-year tenure award during the closing general session Aug. 1.

Tenure awards are a benefit of the VATAT and are given in five-year increments to agricultural science teachers and associate members of the association who have dedicated themselves to teaching and supporting agricultural science.

Agricultural science teachers spent the week attending professional development workshops, training classes and general sessions with motivational speakers to enhance their current teaching methods and keep up with the latest curriculum developments in agricultural education and technology.

More than 1,600 agricultural science teachers in Texas are impacting more than 135,000 students enrolled in agricultural education classes at the secondary level.

Teaching Honor

TEACHING HONOR – Brent Williams of Decatur receives his 40-year tenure award at the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) professional development conference July 29. Williams is an agricultural sciences teacher in Poolville. Submitted Photo

Service Recognized

SERVICE RECOGNIZED – Agricultural scienes teacher Jim Allsup of Decatur receives his 25-year tenure award at the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) professional development conference Aug. 1. Submitted Photo

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Madison Jean Marie Spencer

Ana and Frank Spencer of Poolville announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Jean Marie, on July 28, 2014, at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

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Dragons hold share of 11-A lead

The Chico Dragons ended more than a decade-long playoff drought last season.

With a 3-0 start to District 11-A play, the Dragons are now setting their sights on a return to the postseason.

Chico went into a showdown Tuesday for the district lead against seventh-ranked Poolville.

“We’re playing well,” said Chico coach Chad Woodard. “The kids have bought into what we want to do and picked things up. Poolville will be a challenge. But we’re in good shape. If we could pull off a win, we’d be in the driver’s seat on our own.”

The play in district is a turnaround from the start of the season. After graduating their three leading scorers from last year, Chico started the year 5-11.

“It’s the right time to start playing well,” Woodard said. “We want to get back to the playoffs.”

Chico began district with a 73-72 win over Ranger and followed that with a 67-59 victory over Santo.

“That was a big win for us,” Woodard said.

Santo beat Chico in a district playoff game last February.

Chico took down Perrin-Whitt Jan. 14 before its bye Friday.

Chris Gilmore has been the catalyst for the Dragons during their 3-0 district start. He’s averaged 22.3 points in district, including his 31-point outburst against Santo.

“He’s shooting well and playing with a lot of confidence,” Woodard said. “He’s getting better each time on the court.”

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Chrystal Faith Chavez

Atanacio Chavez and Yadira Grajales of Poolville announce the birth of a daughter, Chrystal Faith Chavez, on Sept. 9, 2013, at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.

She has two brothers: Erik Bryan Chavez and Fausto Giovanni Chavez.

Grandparents are Armando Grajales and Lorena Ramos.

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Judith Annine Forson

Judith Annine Forson

Judith Annine Forson

Judith Annine Forson, 69, of Poolville, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Bridgeport. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in Turlock, Calif.

Judith was born Aug. 6, 1943, in Jackson Parish, La., to Jennie (Lacy) and C.C. Smith. She was a college graduate who had several occupations: dairy farmer, realtor and corrections officer. She had a strong Christian faith and believed and loved the Lord. She was also an avid reader who loved sewing and knitting, the outdoors and raising many types of animals.

Judith is survived by sons Roddy Carl Sanderson and wife, Susan, Rocky Craig Sanderson and wife, Colleen, all of Turlock, and Randy C. Sanderson of Amarillo; grandchildren Casey and Molly Sanderson of Ceres, Calif., and Jessica, Sara and Sabrina Sanderson of Turlock; and great-granddaughter Jamie Copenhaver Sanderson of Turlock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Forson, in 2007; her parents; her first husband, Rex C. Sanderson, in 1989; and her son, Rex C. Sanderson Jr. in 2005.

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Jackson Doyle Goodwin

Jimmy and Emily Goodwin of Poolville announce the birth of a son, Jackson Doyle Goodwin, on July 23, 2012, at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.

He has a sister, Haylee, 3.

Grandparents are Libby and Bobby Childress of Fort Worth and Mary Tune of Azle. Great-grandparents are Doyle Goodwin and Marjorie and John Bentley.

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Eli King Barnett

Gary and Keylia Barnett of Poolville announce the birth of a son, Eli King, on Sept. 26, 2011, at North Texas Community Hospital in Bridgeport.

He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

He has a sister, Alexis Nicole Barnett, 2.

Grandparents are Debbye and King Barnett and Jeff and Lorri Earls.

Great-grandparents are Jim and Frances Scribner and Clearance and Barbara Earp.

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Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lyn Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lyn Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lyn Davis

Karen Sue Capehart and Andrew Lyn Davis of Poolville were married Aug. 5, 2011, at Brownstone Chapel in Weatherford. C. Randolph Coney of Weatherford officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Ken and Debra Lackey of Lake Bridgeport.

The groom is the son of Neal and Dina Lackey of Poolville.

Escorted by the groom’s grandfather, Tommy Lackey of Poolville, the bride wore a strapless mermaid-style gown that featured beaded appliques. She wore teardrop earrings and a necklace. Her veil was worn under her updo-style hair with a flower on the side. She carried a bouquet of white roses, orange lilies and white calla lilies.

Maid of honor was Kim Garcia of Poolville. Bridesmaids were Brandy Davis of Springtown, and Barbara Davis and Crystal Hunter of Poolville, sisters of the groom.

Honor attendants wore long, strapless orange gowns and carried bouquets of white roses and white calla lilies.

Flower girl was Brook Davis, daughter of the bride and groom. Ringbearer was their son Dakoda Davis.

Best man was Neal Lackey of Poolville. Groomsmen were Timmy Davis of Springtown and Terry Hunter of Poolville, brothers of the groom, and Bill Hunter of Weatherford, cousin of the groom.

A reception hosted by the groom’s parents followed the ceremony at the chapel.

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Robert Barnes

MEMORIAL service for Robert Barnes, 53, of Poolville will be held at a later date in Midland. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Gordon Gene “Rusty” Goodwin

SERVICE for Gordon Gene “Rusty” Goodwin, 60, of Poolville is pending at Christian-Hawkins.

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Robert Barnes

MEMORIAL service for Robert Barnes, 53, of Poolville will be held in Midland at a later date. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Karen Capehart and Andrew Davis

Karen Capehart and Andrew Davis

Karen Capehart and Andrew Davis

Karen Capehart of Poolville, daughter of Ken and Debra Lackey of Lake Bridgeport, will marry Andrew Davis of Poolville, son of Neal and Dina Lackey of Poolville, Aug. 5, 2011, in Weatherford.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Luara Heimlich of Lake Bridgeport. She is a 2006 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Senior Care Center in Bridgeport.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Tommy and Kay Lackey and Flossy Hunter of Poolville and Jimmy and Danny Davis of Azle. He is a 2005 graduate of Poolville High School and works for Renegade Well Services.

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Salvador Esquivel

MEMORIAL MASS for Salvador Esquivel, 52, of Poolville is 6 tonight at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Family visitation is 5:30 prior to the service at the church. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Salvador Esquivel

MEMORIAL MASS for Salvador Esquivel, 52, of Poolville is 6 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Family visitation is 5:30 p.m. prior to the service. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Mason Eli Norton

Angel and Dustin Norton of Poolville announce the birth of a son, Mason Eli, on April 18, 2011, at North Texas Community Hospital in Bridgeport. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.

He has two brothers, Colby, 8, and Wyatt, 3.

Grandparents are Terry Morgan and Carrie Morgan of Poolville, Jimmie Norton of Ceres, Calif., and Janet McCrorry of Fenerly, Nev.

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Salvador Antonio Esquivel

Funeral for Salvador Antonio Esquivel, 52, of Poolville is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport followed by a memorial mass at 6 p.m. with Father Sojan George officiating.

Esquivel died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in Fort Worth.

Born Aug. 1, 1958, in Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador, to Ramon R. and Carlota (Hernandez) Esquivel, he took one year of accounting at San Salvador University after high school, and in 1978, he was the lead dancer in the Balet Folkl rico of El Salvador.

He later worked in real estate property maintenance and construction, specializing in custom constrution and remodeling. He played soccer, rode motorcycles, farmed and spent time with family.

Esquivel was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

He is survived by wife Beatriz Martinez-Esquivel; sons Jose Esquivel, Manuel Esquivel and Sebastian Esquivel; daughter Beatriz Haydee; brother Monsenior Rogelio Esquivel; sister Maria Clara; grandchildren Nayelia Noemi Esquivel Macias and Kyle Allen Esquivel Stone.

Memorials in his name may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Derrick Lee, associate director of Programs for Services Department, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

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Salvadore Esquivel

SERVICE for Salvadore Esquivel, 52, of Poolville is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home.

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Fausto Giovanni Chavez

Yadira Grajales and Aranacio Chavez of Poolville announce the birth of a son, Fausto Giovanni Chavez, on Nov. 6, 2010, at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long.

He has a brother, Eric, 2.

Grandparents are Lorena Ramos and Armando Grajales, both of Poolville.

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Robert E. DoByns

Dobyns,-Robert-final.jpgGraveside service for Robert E. DoByns, 57, of Poolville is 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at Sunset Cemetery. The Rev. Donald McMaster will officiate.

Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

DoByns died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, in Poolville.

Born Aug. 21, 1953, in Jacksonville, N.C., to Cecil and Frankie (Smith) DoByns, he was a heavy equipment operator. He married Dianna Southerland March 20, 1999, in Poolville. DoByns hunted, fished, camped and traveled.

He is survived by his wife; daughters Wendi Caraway and husband, Phillip, of Chico, and Caitlyn DoByns of Fort Worth; sons Jim Bob DoByns and wife, Mary, of Sunset, and Clint DoByns and wife, Jamie, of Santo; stepson, Paul Chambers and wife, Sabrina, of Poolville; stepdaughters Linda Agcaoili and Nicole Agcaoili of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; father and his wife, Dorothy, of Chico; sisters Carol Pittman and husband, Keith, of Decatur and Martha McClure and husband, Rusty, of Sunset; brothers Earnest DoByns and wife, Cindy, of Sunset and Clark DoByns of Chico; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were to be Jim Bob DoByns, Clint DoByns, Paul Chambers, Justen Caraway, Jeremy DoByns and Cody Caraway.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Joseph Stephen Gaston

Funeral for Joseph Stephen Gaston, 72, of Poolville is 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Justin Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Gaston died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010.

He was born May 25, 1938, in Fort Worth.

Gaston is survived by his wife, Brenda Gaston; son, Joseph Brendan Gaston; sister, Ruthie Wetzel; sisters-in-law, Nancy Rogers and Susan Russell of Springtown; mother-in-law, Hazel Joyce; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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