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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 21, 2016

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Howard “Smokey” Lynn Goth, age 70, a Gun Barrel City resident, was born on May 10, 1946 to Eldon G, and Rachel (Shinnemen) Goth at Middleton, Wis. and passed away on Sept. 3, 2016 in Coalgate, Okla.
He received an Associate’s Degree. Smokey worked in concrete construction for residential building. He was of the Baptist faith. Smokey enjoyed welding, coaching soccer, motorcycles (especially Harleys), spending time with his daughter and grandchildren.
Smokey was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Rachel (Shinnemen) Goth, sisters Patty Goth, Teona Goth, brother David Goth and infant son James Goth.
Smokey is survived by his daughter Rachel Goth and fiancé Whitney Pepper of Lehigh, Okla., brother Michael Goth and wife Bonnie of Cottage Grove, Wis., grandsons Sterling James Pepper and Heagyn Reese Pepper of Lehigh, Okla., granddaughter Delilah Ann Pepper of Lehigh, Okla., along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear and loved friends.

Sep

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 21, 2016

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Monitor Staff Reports
MAYPEARL–It was a battle of undefeated teams Friday as the Maypearl Panthers hosted the Kemp Yellowjackets to open competition in District 6-3A, Division I.
Kemp proved to be the better of the teams, as the Yellowjackets rolled to a 26-14 win and improved to 4-0 on the season.
The Yellowjackets look to keep a perfect season alive as they hosted Palmer next week. Palmer hasn’t been able to find success yet this season with an 0-4 record, so Kemp should be the heavy favorites. They lost last week to No. 5 Sunnyvale 70-0. Head Coach Brandon Hankins isn’t underestimating them though.
“Palmer is a good football team, we will have our work cut out for us,” he said.
The Yellowjackets are still undefeated this season, a far cry from a couple of years ago when they went multiple season without winning a district game. Hankins says the team is enjoying the success.
“It was a big win for us against Maypearl,” he said. “The kids have done really well so far this season. It feels good to be undefeated and has been a long time since we have seen that around here. We hope to keep that trend going.
The’Jackets trailed Maypearl early in the game 7-0 before scoring two consecutive touchdown to bring the score to 12-7.
Maypearl, an Ellis County school, answered to take a 14-12 lead before Kemp made it 19-14 heading into the half.
The second half produced few points as both defenses tightened up. Kemp was able to score the only points of the half to take a 12-point win.
There are still plenty of other undefeated teams in the district. Grandview improved to 4-0 with a 62-13 win against Scurry-Rosser, and No. 5 Sunnyvale improved to 4-0 with a 70-0 win against Palmer. Madison blanked Life Oak Cliff 34-0 and improved to 4-0.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 21, 2016

 Special to The Monitor
AUSTIN–The Texas Education Agency this week announced that 24 school districts and charters that achieved a Met Standard rating in the 2016 state accountability ratings have also received a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness. Among them is Malakoff ISD.
 “We are very excited to receive this news from the TEA,” Malakoff Superintendent Randy Perry said. “Postsecondary readiness is any area that has been a focus for Malakoff ISD.”
The postsecondary readiness distinction – the only distinction at the district level under the state accountability system – takes into account factors such as graduation rates, ACT/SAT participation and performance, Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduates, and dual-credit course completion rates.
Other school districts and charters earning a postsecondary readiness distinction in 2016 are as Carroll ISD, Cisco ISD, Clifton ISD, Cross Plains ISD, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Harmony School of Excellence (Houston), Harmony School of Science (Houston), Haskell ISD, Kerrville ISD, Los Fresnos CISD, Lovejoy ISD, Milano ISD, Miles ISD, NYOS Charter School (Austin), Panola Charter School, Pilot Point ISD, Prairie Valley ISD, Sharyland ISD, Smyer ISD, South Texas ISD, Sundown ISD, Vanguard Academy (Pharr) and Wall ISD.
 Carroll ISD, Kerrville ISD, Los Fresnos CISD, Sharyland ISD, and South Texas ISD earned the postsecondary distinction for the third consecutive year. These districts have earned the distinction every year it has been part of the state accountability system.
 Last month, TEA released the 2016 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,600 campuses statewide. The ratings revealed that approximately 94 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of Met Standard.
 To view the 2016 state accountability ratings and distinction designations for districts, charters and campuses, visit the Texas Education Agency website, tea. texas.gov/2016 Accountability.aspx.