Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 9, 2016

By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMP–The Kemp Lady Yellowjackets battled the height of North Dallas as well as cold shooting and fell 59-38 Dec. 6 at Kemp High School Gymnasium.
North Dallas scored the first four points of the game before sophomore Alicia Dennis scored for Kemp to make it 4-2 early in the first quarter. The Lady Bulldogs went on a 6-0 run in the next three and a half minutes to take an eight-point lead.
Sophomore Natalie Pate hit a basket to stop the run, freshman Kylan Watters added a free-throw and senior Haylee Scott scored in the paint to cut the lead to three points.
After another basket and a free-throw from Scott made the score 15-10, senior Alyssa Fisher ended the scoring in the quarter with a free-throw to cut the margin after one quarter to four points.
The shooting for the Lady ’Jackets went cold in the second period as they could only muster six points in the quarter on a bucket from Fisher, a free-throw from senior Mercedes Zapien, and a Zapien bucket with under a minute to play in the quarter.
North Dallas outscored the Lady ’Jackets 14 to six in the quarter to take a 29-16 lead into halftime.
Down 33-16 early in the third quarter, Pate hit a free-throw to cut the lead to 16 points with 5:52 left in the quarter. After a score by North Dallas, the Lady ’Jackets went on a 6-0 run in the next minute, highlighted by a bucket each from Watters and Fisher and two free-throws from freshman Autumn Brown to bring the lead down to 12 with 4:30 remaining. Down by 16 points at 41-25, Dennis nailed a three from the left wing to make it 41-28 with 1:43 left.
North Dallas went on a quick 5-0 run to end the third quarter leading by 18 points.
The Lady ’Jackets got six points in the fourth quarter from Zapien and four points from Dennis, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Bulldogs won going away 59-38.
The Lady ’Jackets were led in scoring by Fisher and Dennis who each had nine points. Zapien tossed in seven points, Scott finished the night with five points and Brown and Pate each scored three. Watters added one point in the loss.
Kemp will be going on the road to play at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 against Quitman.
The Lady ’Jackets will then be in action at home against the Grand Saline Lady Indians at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16.



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 30, 2016


Funeral services for Robert Pickle will be held Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Eustace with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. and Bro. Paul McKinney will be officiating. Interment will follow the service at Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace, Texas.
Robert was born on May 26, 1931 in Eustace to parents William Chesley and Nell (Wilson) Pickle and passed away peacefully at Arabella in Athens Nov. 26, 2016 surrounded by his family.
Robert graduated from Eustace ISD and attended Henderson County Junior College, Lamar Tech and Midwestern University. He served 4 years with the U.S. Air Force and worked as a Master Instructor of fixed wing and helicopter maintenance at Sheppard Air Force Base. In 1966 he worked with the U.S. Army Aviation Material Command Bell Helicopter Plant Divisions. Robert finished his career with Navpro as an Industrial Property Management Specialist and Director of Industrial Division.
He married the loved of his life, Betsy Stegall Pickle, and they were together for 63 years.
Robert was an active member in the community, serving 25 years as a volunteer fireman with the Eustace Area Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Eustace.
Robert was an amazing man and was known for his quick wit. He will be missed tremendously by those who knew and loved him.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, son Joe Pickle, brother Sammy R. Pickle and sister Billie Pickle Southerland.
He is survived by his wife Betsy, two sons Ken Pickle of Highland Village, Ron Pickle and wife Delayne of Buda, grandchildren Robert Ryan Pickle, Travis and Sabrina Pickle, Calvin Pickle, Alyssa Pickle Simms and husband Kevin and Daniel Pickle, great-grandchildren Natalie and Leo Simms, Lola and Levi Pickle, Autumn Pickle and Austyn Pickle.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Arabella and staff, Genesis Hospice and Dr. Mahmoud for their loving support and care they gave to Robert and his family.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Coalition of Athens.
Pallbearers are Robert Ryan Pickle, Travis Pickle, Calvin Pickle, Daniel Pickle, Kevin Simms, Wayne Pickle, Curtis Pickle and Steve Graham. Honorary Pallbearers are Tom Reilly, Billy Joe Bonner, Cotton Walker, Ronnie Sutton, Thomas Frazier, Bill McKee and Knox Lowe.
A personal tribute may be made online at



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 16, 2016

Funeral services for Adrian Shaw were held Nov. 14, 2016 at Abby Chapel in Dallas with interment following at Restland Memorial Park.
Adrian was born on May 23, 1929 in Van Buren, Mo. to parents Clarence and Ferrell (Rector) Shaw and entered into eternal rest on Nov. 12, 2016 at the age of 87.
Adrian married the love of his life June, in 1952 and they were married for 64 years.
He enjoyed being outdoors fishing, camping and golfing.
Adrian was a Mason Shrine. He worked in the water pump business for over 30 years. Adrian attended First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City. He was a very loving and Christian caring man who will be missed tremendously by those who knew and loved him.
Adrian was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Louise and Bill Rayfield, brother Jim Shaw and nephew Adrian Shaw.
He is survived by his wife June Shaw of Mabank, son James Shaw and wife Jean of Salt Lake City, Utah, son Mark Shaw and wife Karen of Elkhorn, Wis., grandsons Kyle Shaw and wife Katie of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ryan Shaw of Dallas, granddaughters Erin Shaw of Las Vegas, Lori Shaw of Austin and Jana Shaw of Dallas, great-grandchildren Margo, Max, Addie, Makell and Henry, sister Gayla Johnson and husband Hobert of St. Louis, Mo., sister-in-law Jean Shaw of Houston, brother-in-law Bill Shane and wife Rosa of Mission, nephews Craig Rayfield and wife Mary, Scott Rayfield and wife Clara, Jimmy Shaw and wife Paula of Houston, niece Lisa Shaw of Houston, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at