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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 7, 2016

Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–Due to wet, raining and windy conditions last Saturday, Dec. 3, parade planners reset the annual Christmas Parade in Gun Barrel City for the following Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Floats should begin their line up no earlier than 4 p.m. in the staging area behind the park pavilion.Expect cold weather. The parade will be held no matter what, Streets Dept. Head Mike Horton said. “It’s supposed to be cold, but not wet,” he said. The annual fireworks display to Christmas music begins 30 minutes after the parade turns around at the Gun Barrel City Village and returns to the park.
Winning parade floats will be selected in five categories: Grand Prize, Second Place, Third Place, Best Theme: Peace Around the World and Best Lighting.
This year’s grand marshal is World War II Veteran John White who marks his 95th birthday the last day of December.
He enlisted in the military in 1942 with the Army Air Corp and retired in 1963. He served as a pilot on at least 15 different types of aircraft and then also flew with American Airlines retiring as a pilot instructor. He keeps active working for out three or more times a week and volunteers with two food pantries and works with Meals on Wheels. His son, Scott, is also retired from the Air Force with 22 years and his granddaughter, Tara White, currently serves in the Pentagon.
John has been stationed in China, Burma and flew over the Himalayas, carrying supplies and material from India to China for the allied forces in a C-46. At the end of the war, he was assigned to close a base in Greenland.

Dec

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 7, 2016

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By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
WACO–A clutch 30-yard field goal in overtime by sophomore kicker Evarardo Garcia in the cold rain that gave the Tigers a thrilling 37-34 state quarterfinals victory over Cameron Yoe Dec. 2 at Waco ISD Stadium. The kick also sent the third-ranked Tigers to the Class 3A Division 1 state semifinals where they will battle Yoakum for a spot in the state championship game. Malakoff and Yoakum will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Darrel K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas. Yoakum upset fifth-ranked Halletsville 27-23 in the Region IV Final.
Garcia’s kick was made possible by a great defensive stand from the Tigers. Starting at the 25-yard line, Cameron Yoe could not manage a first down in their part of the overtime period, turning the ball over on downs to the Tigers. Malakoff drove to the 13-yard line, setting up Garcia for the game-winner.
Down 34-26 after a Cameron Yoe touchdown pass to Sicory Smith, the Tigers tied the game with a 13-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Judd Miller to wide receiver Tyler Russell with 5:00 left in the game. Miller found Russell for the two-point conversion as well, tying the score at 34-34.
Cameron Yoe took possession after the touchdown, but Breashawn Williams intercepted a pass with 17 seconds left to send the game into overtime.
Miller started the scoring with a touchdown run on a quarterback draw from six yards out, giving the Tigers a 6-0 lead after the failed two-point conversion. Cameron Yoe tied the game with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Smith from Yoe quarterback Zack Andress. The extra point was wide left, keeping the game at 6-6 with about six minutes remaining in the quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Q.T. Barker caught a short pass in the flat from Miller, and raced 62 yards for a Tiger touchdown, giving the Tigers a 13-6 lead. The Tigers were given possession of the ball after the first of two Russell interceptions in the game.With just under six minutes remaining in the half, Andress hit Jordan Wells with a 42-yard touchdown pass to tie the score for the Yoemen.
The Tigers struck again with 4:56 remaining when Breashawn Williams took a handoff from Miller and got free on the Malakoff sideline for a 41-yard touchdown run. The Tigers went into halftime with a 20-13 lead.
Cameron Yoe took just over three minutes of the third quarter to tie the score. The Yoemen scored on a 3-yard touchdown run from freshman running back Nico Vargas to knot the score at 20-20.
After a fumbled kickoff by the Tigers, Yoe took possession and the lead on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Andress to Iverson Westbrook. Yoe led 27-20 after the successful extra point try. A big play helped the Tigers get to within a point just two minutes later.
After the Tigers were pinned back on their own five after a penalty and facing a third down and 18, Miller connected with JaQuaylon Hart for a 95-yard touchdown pass to cut the Yoe lead to 27-26. The score stayed that way into the fourth quarter, setting up the fireworks later in the period. Miller finished the night 12 of 25 for 292 yards with three touchdown passes, while carrying the ball nine times for 66 yards and another score. Williams had 72 yards on nine rushes, and added a touchdown.
Barker led the receiving corps with five catches for 136 yards and a touchdown, Hart caught two passes for 102 yards and a score, Russell had one catch for 20 yards and a touchdown and Williams had one catch for nine yards.
In the other quarterfinal games, Wall beat Brock, who was ranked first in the state in Class 3A. Mineola beat Pottsboro to set up the other state semifinal game.
The winner of the Wall vs. Mineola game will face the winner of the Malakoff vs. Yoakum game in the state championship game, which will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington at 8 pm. Thursday, Dec. 15

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 7, 2016

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Funeral services for Billy Lowell Lacy were held held Dec. 4, 2016 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank. Bro. Charlie Woodard officiated.
Billy was born on Oct. 24, 1919 in Mabank to parents Ben and Helen (Holcomb) Lacy and entered into eternal rest on Nov. 30, 2016 at the age of 97.
Billy served in the United States Army. He then married Betty Davis and they were married for 53 years. Billy then married Mae Pearl McLaughlin in 1999.
He loved playing guitar, but working cattle was his life. Billy worked as a farmer and rancher his whole life. He was Methodist by faith. Billy was a down to earth man, who worked hard. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed tremendously by all.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Betty Lacy, second wife Mae Pearl (McLauchlin) Lacy, step-son David McLauchlin and numerous siblings.
He is survived by his step-daughter Sheila McLauchlin of Dallas, step-daughter Vickie Rose and husband David of Dallas, step-son Jeff McLauchlin of Eustace, granddaughter Ashley Rose and partner Austin Elliot of Phoenix, Ariz., grandson Jason Rose of Dallas and grandson Steven McLauchlin and wife Meghan of Athens, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.