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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 2, 2016

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By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–The Mabank Lady Panthers used pressure defense and balanced scoring to defeat Forney 53-37 Nov. 29 at Mabank High School gymnasium.
The Lady Panthers’ defense forced Forney into turnovers, leading to easy buckets for the home team.
Senior guard Carson Marsh got the scoring started 30 seconds in with a jump shot. After a basket by Forney tied the score at two, the Lady Panthers went on a 13-0 run over the next 4 minutes. Junior guard Kathryne German nailed a three pointer to put the Lady Panthers up by three, senior post Leigh Cunningham drained two baskets and hit two free throws, junior guard Izzy Hardy scored on a jumper and Marsh hit a bucket to put the Lady Panthers up 15-2 with three minutes left in the opening quarter.
After a Forney basket stopped the run, Marsh hit a shot to make the score 17-5. The quarter ended with Forney scoring the final three points to make it 17-8. Leading 23-12 after three straight baskets from German, the Lady Panthers would score one more basket over the next four and a half minutes, but still took a 25-18 lead into halftime. Two free throws by sophomore guard Brianna Martin gave the Lady Panthers their final points of the half.
The Lady Panthers extended the lead to 13 early in the third quarter after baskets by German and Marsh and a three pointer from Hardy to make the score 31-18 after two and a half minutes were gone in the period. After a score by Forney, Martin nailed a three pointer to extend the lead to 14 points. Leading 34-25 with 2:20 left in the quarter, senior guard Jill Odom splashed in a three from the left wing to extend the lead to 12. Marsh then hit five out of 6 free throws to end the quarter with the Lady Panthers leading 42-31.
The Lady Panthers turned up the defensive pressure in the fourth quarter, limiting the Lady Jackrabbits to just six points in the final frame.
With just over three minutes remaining in the quarter, Marsh stole the ball and raced in for a layup and a 50-34 Lady Panther lead.
Mabank would get their final points on a three ball from senior guard Savannah Chapman with 50 seconds remaining, running away with the game 53-37.
Marsh led the Lady Panthers with 16 points on the night. German had 11 points, followed by Cunningham with eight. Odom added six points, Martin chipped in five, Hardy added four and Chapman totaled three points.
The Lady Panthers will be in action Dec. 6 at 7:30 when they host Crandall at Mabank High School gymnasium.

Nov

30

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

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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 www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Nov

30

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

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Funeral services for Ida Faye Whitt were held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Mabank, with Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Interment followed the service at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Ida was born on April 13, 1920 in Bismarck, Ark. to parents James Wylie and Ophia Neil (Moore) Hughes and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 22, 2016.
Ida Faye was known only as “Faye” to her family and friends. Faye worked as a telephone operator in her younger years, and then spent the majority of her working career as the bookkeeper at Buckner Baptist Benevolences.
She was very talented and loved to paint with watercolors. Faye loved a good game of chicken foot with her closest and dearest friends. She attended First Baptist Church of Mabank.
Faye had a beautiful voice and sang in the choir for many years. She loved spending time reading her Bible and going to Bible study. Faye was a member of Triple L at the church, Living Long and Loving It. She was an amazing woman who was loved by many, she will be greatly missed.
Faye was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bart Whitt, son Johnny Whitt and sister Jo Hall and multiple siblings.
She is survived by her granddaughter Lesa R. Frailey and husband Brian of Mansfield, granddaughter Madison Kruse and husband Dennis of Dallas, great-grandchildren, R. James Han, Blake A. Han, Brittany Broome, Brian A. Frailey and R. Walker Frailey, brother Harold Hughes and wife Jean of Jasper, numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.