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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 7, 2014

Ronald Myers

Ronald Myers

Ronald Myers
A private memorial for Ronald “Ron” Dale Myers, 70, of Gun Barrel City, will be held at a later date.
He was born May 3, 1944, to Dera Irene (Strickland) and Charles Marvin Myers in Rochester and died peacefully Nov. 2, 2014, at the home of his younger daughter, Bonnie Myers Samford, in Anchor Point, Alaska, after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
He was a graduate of Rochester High School and served in the United States Navy from 1962 – 67.
He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller at Dallas Love Field.
He was a resident of Cedar Creek Lake for almost 40 years and loved the lake and the relationships he established there.
He enjoyed time with his “coffee buddies,” fishing, cooking, winning many cook-off trophies, reading and writing poetry. His favorite hobby was spending time with his grandchildren.
kimpix Myers oldHe is preceded in death by his parents and sister Evelyn Crawford.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Myers, of Gun Barrel City; daughters Michelle Gracy and husband Shawn, of Royse City, Bonnie Samford and husband Carey of Anchor Point, Alaska; son R.D. Myers and wife Regina, of Gun Barrel City; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchidren; sisters Barbara Furrh and Rhona Wilburn of Haskell.
Memorial contributions may be made to Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or at donate.lbda.org.
“All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated.” John Donne

Dec

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 7, 2014

By David Webb
Monitor Correspondent

KAUFMAN–The Kaufman County Commissioners approved an agreement with Mabank Nov. 24 to launch long-awaited repairs to CR 4006.
The agreement provides for the disbursement of up to $200,000 from Kaufman County road improvement bond funds to make the repairs on the county road from Adair Road to Yeoman Road. Voters approved a $56 million road improvement bond package in November 2013 that included the section of CR 4006.
Area residents complained frequently to Precinct 4 Commissioner Tom Manning about the delay in the start of repairs. “I’ve been trying to get this cooking for the last two or three months,”he said.
Manning said he had hoped to see the construction complete before he leaves office at the end of the year, but the City of Mabank will oversee the project now.
The repairs represent the only project in Mabank funded by the bond package, Manning said.
In other action, the court:
• learned a property auction held recently at Kemp High School resulted in the tax resale of 14 pieces of property that will be re-added to the tax rolls. Opening bids started at 25 percent of appraised value; 19 properties failed to sell. The next auction will be held in early 2015.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 7, 2014

Courtesy Photo/Art Locke The Eustace Lady Bulldogs defeat the Fruitvale Bobcats 42-38 Dec. 2.

Courtesy Photo/Art Locke
The Eustace Lady Bulldogs defeat the Fruitvale Bobcats 42-38 Dec. 2.


By Erik Walsh
Monitor Sports Editor

EUSTACE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs used the momentum from a stellar fourth quarter Dec. 2 to defeat the visiting Fruitvale Bobcats 42-38.
The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Bobcats began the game matching each other point for point. Both teams scored six points in the first quarter, followed by Fruitvale taking a one-point lead to end the second quarter, 15-14.
The Lady ’Cats came out of the locker room in the third quarter and began distancing itself from Eustace on the scoreboard. Fruitvale scored 12 points in the third quarter, nearly doubling its total from the first half. The Lady ’Dogs kept scoring at about the same rate, managing seven points. After the solid third quarter, Fruitvale led 27-21.
With their backs against the wall, the Eustace Lady Bulldogs came on the court and played their best basketball. While Fruitvale’s stellar third quarter nearly matched its scoring output in the first half, Eustace’s comeback fourth quarter saw a doubling of points from the first three quarters.
The Lady Bulldogs played an uptempo game, scoring 21 points and allowing 11 to defeat the Fruitvale Lady Bobcats 42-38.
Leading scorers for Eustace were Grace Holcombe, 14 points; Gabi Quarter, eight points; Taylor Peebles, six points; Zoey Bailey, four points; Karen Kawthom, two points; Carly Copeland, one point and Kelsey Contraz, one point.
The Lady Bulldogs hoped to take the momentum from the victory over Fruitvale into the Tournament at Kirk Gymnasium in Eustace Thursday-Saturday. Results from the Eustace Tournament will be in the Dec. 11 edition of The Monitor.