Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 17, 2015

kimpix Foisey duo

Susan Harrison
Monitor Staff Writer

QUITMAN–Kemp resident Keith Foisey was named Texas’ 1st Place Archer when he achieved 375 points out of a possible 450 at Deerman’s 3-D True Hunting Experience (THE) archery contest in Quitman May 3.
As the state’s winner, Foisey will compete at the World Championship set for July 18-19 in Ada, Okla.
“I started shooting 3-D targets in February at On Target Archery in Canton on Saturdays,” Foisey said. “The course consists of 30 targets.”

The On Target Archery owner encouraged Foisey to shoot in the tournament in Quitman.
After some debate, Foisey and his wife, Sue, decided to make the drive to the piney woods at 7 a.m. and were surprised to see a banner welcoming them to the 2015 State Championship.

“Everyone had nice big bows and I had a used bow I bought from a guy in Kentucky,” Foisey said.
When asked what class he was in, Foisey didn’t know. It was finally decided he would enter the 30-yard class since that is what he practiced at On Target Archery.

Foisey explained that Deerman’s contest was “true hunting” targets. “It was like hunting in the woods,” he said.

Shots that wound an animal, allowing it to get away and perhaps die a slow and agonizing death receive negative point values. Foisey was told to just shoot for true kills, as he would on a hunting expedition. He did and was the top scorer in his event that day, winning the buckle and prestigious title.
Other upcoming contests allow for the accumulation of points over the season of events.
As awards were being announced, Foisey congratulated those being recognized for their marksmanship. But then Sue told him his name was called.

“I thought they were calling me to the podium to give me a certificate or participation ribbon,” Foisey said. “I was blown away when the founder, Jim Gould, announced I was the State Champion for 30 Yards.”
Foisey received a belt buckle engraved Deerman’s THE 3-D TX State 1st Place.



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 14, 2015

police takedown

Monitor Photo/Erik Walsh
Mabank police investigator Michael Main subdues suspect Sean Purhoff as he attempts to flee the Groom & Sons’ Hardware Store parking lot Wednesday. Officer Daniel Wiser (back) keeps an eye on an off camera suspect.

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–The Mabank police tracked down a local man believed to be on a crime spree in the Cedar Creek Lake area and apprehended him as he attempted to flee the scene on foot May 13.

According to Mabank Police Chief Keith Bradshaw, officer Daniel Wiser spotted a white Buick Rendezvous with bumper damage on South Third Street in Mabank that matched video surveillance in an attempted burglary and vandalization outside the M&M Exxon on 175 the previous day. Wiser turned around and followed the Rendezvous as it entered the Groom & Sons’ Hardware Store parking lot.

The vehicle also matched a description of a getaway car spotted after a man stole beer from the Gold Buckle convenience store on 198 north of Mabank the previous day.

Investigator Michael Main and officer Mathew Ewaskiw arrived at the scene just a minute later. Officers approached the vehicle and identified the female driver, Shalon Robertson, 33, and the front passenger, Sean Puroff, also 33. Bradshaw reported that Puroff was evasive answering questions and presented a false name to the officers.

Shortly after, Puroff climbed over his seat and ran out the back driver’s side door, darting away from officers saying “I’m scared,” multiple times before getting handcuffed.

According to reports, Purhoff was released just seven months ago from prison and was on federal parole.
Purhoff was arrested for fraud use/possession of identifying info, credit card or debit card abuse, fugitive failure to identify, evading arrest, an additional arrest evading charge from Dallas, and assault bodily injury family violence.

Robertson was arrested for fraud/possession of identifying information and hindering apprehension of a known felon.

A second unidentified male was detained and questioned by police, then released without charge.
Purhoff and Robertson were booked into Henderson County jail, where they remain on $23,000 and $11,000 bonds, respectively.



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 10, 2015


Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
About 50 people gathered at St. Peter Lutheran for prayer Thursday, May 7, including Gun Barrel City Mayor Jim Braswell and his wife, Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt and Chief Deputy Botie Hillhouse, residents of Grace House, and congregational members At 11 a.m. Pastor Eric Stinnette began with some meditative thoughts drawn from Revelation 5: 7ff of an awesome gathering of the universe before the throne of God.