Carolyn “Christine” Elmer Weber Sorrells

first_img A gathering of Mrs. Sorrells’ family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a Rosary and Christian Vigil to follow at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2016, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation, 3080 College Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701; or to an animal charity of one’s choice.Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. April 22, 1937- May 28, 2016On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Christine Sorrells quietly and peacefully entered her heavenly home. She gave those that knew her many gifts along her lifetime, but one of the greatest was to always let those she loved know how much they meant to her. When you were loved by Christine, you knew how deeply you were loved. She was a beloved Mom, Sister, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Friend and Mentor to many. She was also the consummate businesswoman, starting a career long before it was in vogue for women to have them.Christine began her professional life as an Executive Secretary with Atlantic Richfield. Returning to work as her children got older, she worked for Carrier Corporation, rising in responsibility to become a leading sales woman in that industry, which was especially impressive given it was such a male-dominated business. Christine was not a feminist; in fact, just the opposite. But she was extremely smart and had the gift of intuition and perception, attributes that took her career to great heights. Christine moved into the Hospitality industry in 1985, working for Marriott International, Inc. True to form, she was a standout during her Marriott career, becoming a member of the management team at multiple hotels, handling Sales and Catering operations for events at Marriott properties in Houston including Houston Airport Marriott, Marriott in the Medical Center, and The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.After “retiring”, she began work again, serving as Director of Catering for Bando’s. Most recently, she served as Executive Director at her son’s company Associated Mechanical Services where she worked up until the day she left for heaven. Throughout her career she took on the unofficial role of mentor, becoming an example (and standard-bearer for excellence) for many young people in their careers, Carolyn Christine (“Christine,” never Carolyn!) Elmer was born on April 22, 1937 in Port Arthur, TX, to O’Brien Elmer and Carrie deValcourt Elmer. She married Mickey Weber in 1957, and moved to Nederland, Texas where she lived for several years and raised her family. In 1978 Christine had a second chance at love, marrying her best friend Gilbert Sorrells. Christine and Gil lived in Kingwood, Texas for many years, until his death in 2003, after which Christine moved to Beaumont to be closer to family.Christine told those of us close to her that she felt she had been given the gift of a wonderful life, and she was very grateful for that. But during that time, she had heartbreak too. We rejoice now that those tears have turned to joy, as those who went before her have welcomed her to heaven, and she can again be with those she lost, including her son Michael Weber, former husband Mickey Weber, husband Gilbert Sorrells, sister Beulah Morgan, and many other dear nieces, nephews and cousins as well as friends who have been awaiting her arrival in heaven.She leaves behind, with heavy hearts, sister, Doris Coon; daughters, Mary Poole and husband, David; Rebecca Richardson and husband, James; son, John Weber and wife, Kellie; grandchildren, Jacob Holzknecht and wife, Karen; Katlyn Weber and fiancé, Brian; Jacob Weber; Michael Weber and wife, Cierra; Marissa Weber; Lindsey Rutherford and husband, Trey; Megan Smith and husband, Tabor; great- grandchildren, Boston Smith and Jack Rutherford; nephew, Tommy Coon; nieces, Billie Jean Ewing and husband, Tommy; Jackie Solis and husband, Manuel; Kathy Valka; and Susan McBride and husband, Armand; in addition to many other beloved family and friends.Christine was passionate about many things: her Catholic faith, her family, her friends, her work, her garden, reading, politics, her cats, her wardrobe, good wine (white, never red), strong coffee, shopping, shoes and clothes-lots of shoes and clothes!last_img read more

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Kenneth “Leo” Benoit

first_img A visitation for family and friends will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to Groves National Little League Baseball. Kenneth “Leo” Benoit, 52 of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016.Leo was born November 22, 1963 in Port Arthur, Texas to Ursin Benoit and Evelyn Simon Benoit. He was a lifelong area resident and was employed by Triple S Industrial as an iron worker. Leo loved spending time at his deer lease, doing lawn work for Leo’s Lawn Service, and helping people out. But most of all he loved spending time with his family and loved ones.He is survived by his wife, Shelly Wehmeyer Benoit of Groves; father, Ursin Benoit of Groves; daughter, Kensie Benoit of San Antonio; sons, Kane Benoit and his wife Hannah of Port Neches, Keaston Benoit and Kooper Benoit both of Groves; brothers, Lowell Benoit and his wife Debbie of Port Neches, Dwayne Benoit and his wife Mary Kay of Nederland; father and mother-in-law, Dennis and Sandra Wehmeyer of Groves; sisters-in-law, Wendy Gaona and her husband Richard of Port Neches, Natalie McDaniel and her husband Burl of Groves;  nieces, Bree Dauterive and her husband John, Amber Wagner and her husband Chris; nephews, Brett Wehmeyer, Deny McDaniel, Shawn Benoit, and Derek Benoit.center_img Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Richard Turner officiating.last_img read more

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Mary Barbara Fallwell Huff

first_imgMary Barbara Fallwell Huff, 81, of Sour Lake, formerly of McCall Creek, Mississippi, and Nederland, Texas, died Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on June 28, 1935, to Ida Jander Fallwell and Frances Roland Fallwell.Barbara was a woman of many talents. She loved to dance, sing, and especially loved the outdoors. She was creative and adventurous, which made her a perfect Cub Scout Den Mother and Camp Fire Leader, but more importantly an excellent Mom to five stair-stepped children.  Her home was always “dressed” for the season and everyone was welcome. She was a natural leader that was always ready to lend a hand to any project.  She loved to paint, explore the beach, and shop for that “perfect deal”. She planned the most competitive scavenger hunts and served the most delicious meals. She was an author, publisher, poet, and philosopher that is leaving her family and friends with an immeasurable fortune. Survivors include her sons, Stephen R. Huff of McCall Creek, MS; Mark R. Huff and his wife, Nell, and David W. Huff, all of Beaumont; daughter, Margaret Huff Ronquille and her husband, David, of Sour Lake; son, John P. Huff and his wife, Shel, of Beaumont; fourteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her adored husband of 45 years, Lynas A. Huff; her beloved sister, Julia Fallwell Robbins; and loving grandson, William A. Huff. A Rosary for Mrs. Huff will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 225 West Barkley, Sour Lake. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Sour Lake. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Palestine. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.center_img Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.last_img read more

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JANICE TODORA ON BOWLING: Seymour consistent as Mitchell rolls 800 series

first_img • GOLDEN OLDIES: William Gore 175-493, Hedy Zampini 141-414, John Greig 145-408, Cynthia Williams 139-395, Gloria Divello 206-564, Betty Sheffield126-333, Bill Lawless 170-449, Mary Gravett 133-359, Rick Hermsen 237-570, Donna Clifton 158-378, Venix Morris 186-501, Mary Kay Rios 139-395, Bruce Powell 181-481, Frank Rios 167-452, Bonnie Timaeus 128-350, Frankie Hall 155-425, Bill Allen 166-465, Chris Heath 163-448, Paul Vaughan 221-567, Beverly Wallace 153-340, Oliver Balagot 210-538, James Pitre 226-596, Cindy Hebert 124-335, Gary Vincent 173-403, Phil Rogers 169-488, Tommy Girolamo 193-537.• MID-COUNTY MIXED: Mike Pursley 137-336, Rose Quirante 158-371, Bobby Abraham 141-378, Bruce VanBoskirk 182-572.• FUN BOWLERS: Carla Hurst 132-351, Kerri Babineaux 138-355, Carol Berryman 143-401, Jeremy Premeaux 176-448, Nick Smith 192-526, Joyce Cialona 190-521, Dawn Carona 170-440, Bill White 225-614, Matthew Linnens 203-527, Craig Castille 140-365, Aubrey McKee 236-655, Chayla Merritt 159-411, Dean Salles 215-626, Anna Commorato 167-447, Joseph Commorato 190-536, William Barker 205-495, Charles Venable 199-521, Eric Monarch 208-602, Cindy Miller 149-411, Ron Carlin 187-494, Ed Zuschlag 159-420.• ENERGY COUNTRY FORD/ALLSTATE: Samson Pham 203-540, Tommy Tran 193-544, Kevin Tran 215-573, Jason Hoang 231-566, Griffin Williams 267-661, Derek Williams 237-665, Kirwin Melo 242-685, Trint Miguez 225-620, Rick Hermsen 226-609, Jesus Colion 172-420, Randy Young 175-475, Clay Mayhew 246-566, Chris Kaufmann 238-556, Darin Murray 223-596, Alan Kay 213-574, Derik Gund 245-631, Jeff Wright 236-629, Tyler Combs 232-623, Dee Dennis 194-512, Jonathan Martin 257-581, John Allen 233-616, Rob Kistner 259-675, Austin Arsenault 182-510, Tammy Nicks 184-477, Shelly Moity 189-450, Heather LaBauve 164-437, John Tatroe 165-353, Curtis Harrington 224-601, Erik Postula 226-600, Gary Martin 235-648, Ryan Worthy 231-625, Georgia McElroy 127-359, Zack Sonnier 207-600, Dean Wersig 267-690, Lisa Bourque 165-458, Jake Glen 218-600, Kim Bourque 256-673, Derrick Rivers 215-586, Jamaal Lowe 216-574, Daryl Hughes 247-666, Bret Chipman 221-640, Zach Smith 198-529, Chase Leger 224-594, Ryan Cooper 263-647, Linda Morris 192-498, Rudy Gonzalez 162-426, Zim Morris 223-628, Walt Homick 222-608, Chuck Clark 180-528, Kody Rountree 208-528, Chayla Merritt 155-454, Braden Grusecki 198-491, Bob Grusecki 202-560, Buddy Sepeda 233-649, Patsy Ronquille 170-482, Maryana Kimball 187-509, Randy Callahan 200-476, Craig Peterson 183-504, Blake Dugas 224-569, Art Turner 224-546, Tommy Girolamo 244-616, Brittany Sumner 146-388, Janice Todora 173-456, Alice Barnes 217-542, Mason Ewell 190-485, Gerard Fresnido 214-532, Rene Pulver 190-444, Freddie Daigle 190-467, Belinda Powell 232-540, Ryan Miller 192-479, Hardy Charles 206-528, Gary Biegas 187-522, Jakeevan Sonnier 178-506, Isaac Rollins 173-467, Marcus Joseph 223-534, Houston Rideaux 216-536, Dennis Thompson 225-613, James Mikel 224-631, Leroy Young 230-549, Jacob McConnell 245-633, Troy Laabs 223-625, Larry Witzleben 197-515, Jeff Witzleben 234-558, Giles Broussard 165-480, Dillon Rankin 232-551, Logan Cain 260-580.• STARS of TOMORROW: Cain Shaw 209-181-206-596, Blaine Seymour 244-257-279-780, Rylee 59-154, Brandon Bertrand 191-208-184-583, Ryan Thomas 153-405, Anthony Hernandez 132-353, James Andrews 87-222. • 800s: Chuck Mitchell 268-268-266-802.• 700s: Blaine Seymour 244-257-279-780, Steve Powell 257-214-247-718, RaeAnna Todora 246-258-224-728, Carlos Medina 234-278-226-738, Sami Jo Williams 268-217-241-726, Charles Mitchell 278-233-267-778, Eric Manthei 240-233-251-724, David Bruno 243-224-233-700.• VALERO: Gus Saba 153-418, Alan Kay 243-637, Jan Cates 156-388, Christie Marcantel 149-356, Mark Maxwell 229-607, Griffin Williams 257-655, Kirwin Melo 232-667, Patsy Ronquille 170-468, Alanda Boldt 181-513, Bryan Boldt 201-557, Derrick Rivers 258-643, Jamaal Lowe 200- 530, Zachary Beckett 219-553, Richard Allen 194-536, Ben Cortez 256-596, Demedtre Battle 132-342, Maryana Kimball 189-512, Wendy Medina 130-374, CJ Moity 258-652, Alice Barnes 212-603, Bill White 237-662, Brian Smith 226-611, Caleb Klein 237-603, Josh Schoonhield 170-414, Derrick Joyce 182-435, Jeremy Premeaux 194-482, Georgeann Richardson 203-535, Bonnie Maxwell 158-392, Austin Arsenault 194-516, Bruce VanBoskirk 171-433, Kyle Miller 217-523, Amy Burch 190-511, Murphy Burch 204-485, Danny Cooper 213-538, Georgia McElroy 145-346, Joe Duke 200 533, Darrel Chance 205-548, Chris Marze 182-495, Farrell Menard 165-473, Walter Tucker 183-498, Ryan Worthy 235-599, Kendall Terrell  181-487, Eloy Santanna 170-432, Will Bailey 198-562, Zach Wiley 203-578, Bob Cullums 193-538, Dee Dennis 180-463, Eric Kyles 191-486, David Pulver 177-510, Rene Pulver 214-516.• QUEEN TUMBLERS: Brenda Dodson 206-504, Jenni Beaumont 180-530, Cindy Campbell 172-480, Elsie Tweedel 149-412, Janice Todora 154-405, Dot Font 181-477, Joyce Porter 135-358, Martha Thomasson 152-404, Alice Barnes 191-535, Donna Kelly 182-460, Mimi Rose 138-357, Betty Shannon 172-499, Donna Thomas 171-421, Jackie Schell 150-438, Rene Pulver 192-507, RaeAnna Todora  257-652, Shelia Vaughan 151-430, Lynne Richter 154-421, Emily Davis 121-322, Frances Boudreaux 150-384. Top bowler of the week is Chuck Mitchell. Chuck hammered the lanes with games of 268, 268 and 266 for a tremendous 802 series. Nice bowling Chuck.Bowlers, the holiday season is coming upon us quickly. As we have all been through a lot recently with Hurricane Harvey, let’s keep in mind those not as fortunate as we are and trying to rebuild their lives and homes.With that said, good bowling next week …center_img Well, bowling fans, let’s start with the Saturday morning youth league Stars of Tomorrow. Blaine Seymour absolutely obliterated the lanes as he strung games of 244, 257 and 279 for a big 780 series. Great bowling Blaine.The Monday night Valero league had all the top bowlers this week. First the ever steady Alice Barnes shot games of 196, 212 and 195 for a 603 series. Steve Powell led the senior men with games of 257, 214 and 247 for a 718 series. RaeAnna Todora is starting to come around after a slow start. RaeAnna led all the women bowlers this week with games of 246, 258 and 224 for a nice 728 series. last_img read more

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BRIAN JOHNSON ON OUTDOORS: Cold-weather hog hunting

first_img Unlike a deer that will often stop and stomp a few times when he is scared, a hog simply runs out of sight. I can’t say it enough … make sure the wind is in your favor!3. Trail cameras are your friendIf there has ever been a device that makes hog hunting easier, it would be the trail camera.Once a hog finds feed, he is very predictable. A trail camera will tell you exactly when hogs are showing up. I usually wait until they have been regular for three or four days in a row, then I plan my attack.It is wise to show up at least an hour before the time the pigs are showing up. Remember that many times, pigs will wait in the area before the feeder goes off. The early bird gets the worm.4. Don’t be afraid of the darkMany of the hogs I have killed in the past have been taken well after dark.  If the camera shows pigs after dark, then plan your hunt accordingly. A red light for your bow or gun is a great help for these late night adventures.Other options include night vision or a feeder light. If you plan your hunt on a bright full moon, you can cover the area under your feeder with flour. A black hog on white four in the moonlight will give you a good silhouette to shoot. Regardless of the option you choose, if you stick with it, you should have night-time success.5. Shot placement is everythingAs the old saying goes … “practice makes perfect.” Whether you are shooting a bow, crossbow, rifle, pistol, muzzleloader, or shotgun, you still need to be able to hit the kill zone.Keep in mind that the bigger boars have an extremely thick armor plate that guards the vitals. The best shot for a bowhunter is low behind the shoulder with a slight quartering away angle.For rifle hunters, the most lethal is behind the ear or right between the eyes if you can pull it off. Regardless of the shot you choose, by practicing regularly with your weapon of choice, you be more confident when it comes time to make it count. Join a gun club or archery club and practice as often as you can.When in the hog woods, take a minute to look around and admire the beauty that God has created.  Sunrises and sunsets visible from a stand are some of His greatest masterpieces. Remember the best hunts are not judged on the kill but rather the memories you make with family and friends. By putting these time-tested tips into practice, you should be able to make some great hog hunting memories that last a lifetime.•Brian Johnson, originally of Port Neches, is pastor of the Outdoorsman’s Church in Winnie, owner of DuckDogTrainer.com and outdoors writer for The News. The main thing is to keep the feed out on a regular basis. Sometimes I dig a hole with post hole diggers and pour the feed in. This seems to buy me a few extra days without having to re-bait. If a pig shows up once or twice and there is no feed, he is likely to change his pattern.2. Pay attention to the windIf you have ever been busted by a deer and thought that it is hard to beat a deer’s nose, multiply this times 10 and that is a hog’s nose.If you don’t have the wind in your favor, simply change locations or stay home. If a big boar comes in down wind, he will smell you. Now that deer season has wrapped up in my neck of the woods, I am turning my big game pursuits toward the infamous wild hog.Hogs are a serious problem to the ecosystem, and I have decided to do my part to help reduce their ever-increasing numbers. I have hunted hogs, mainly with a bow and arrow, for close to 20 years.  During this time I have learned some things that have helped me become more successful in my pursuit of these pork chop-toting beauties.Below are a few tips that will help you to bring home the bacon and maximize your effectiveness in the woods:center_img 1. Pour on the feedKeep in mind they don’t call them “hogs” for no reason. These animals love to eat. The more feed that is put out, the more the hogs will visit your location.As far as what kind of feed to use, it is hard to beat regular deer corn. If you want to get fancy, you can mix in some red Kool-Aid or some hog wild. Horse and mule sweet feed is very effective as well.last_img read more

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Ruth Dawson

first_imgRuth Dawson, a dearly beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, was called to be with the Lord on Monday, October 28, 2019, in Longview, Texas, following an extended illness.Ruth was born on February 3, 1923, to Ruby Pearl (Dobbs) Patin and Emile Gustav (Gus) Patin in Port Arthur, Texas.Following her graduation from Thomas Jefferson High School, Ruth was employed by Bell Telephone Company in Port Arthur as a switchboard operator. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, and camping.She enjoyed gathering with friends and family in Groves, as well as playing Scrabble and card games with her “new” friends at Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, where she lived for the last 14 years.She was an enthusiastic participant in a variety of Buckner activities, attending orchestra and opera productions, plays, ballet performances, and outings to local places of interest.Ruth is survived by one son, David Dawson, and wife Shela, of Mount Pleasant, TX; one daughter, Bonnie Horstmann, of San Diego, CA; grandson Brian Dawson, wife Katherine, and great-granddaughter, Isabella, of Dripping Springs, TX; grandson Kevin Dawson, wife Shelby, and great-grandchildren, Luke and Katie, of Hallsville, TX; one brother, John Patin, of Arlington, TX; one sister-in-law, Norma Dean, of Lake Jackson, TX; and several nieces and nephews. Next UpShe was a resident of Groves for over 70 years, before moving to Longview in September 2005 after Hurricane Rita.Ruth married the love of her life, Leland Bond (L.B.) Dawson, Jr. on October 27, 1945, and they were happily devoted to each other until L.B.’s passing in March 2008, fondly calling each other by their pet names, “Punkin” and “Lovie.”Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church of Groves for most of her life, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was a long-time participant in Women’s Missionary Union (WMU).center_img A visitation for family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Levingston Funeral Home, 5601 39th Street, Groves, TX 77619, followed by a service to honor Ruth’s memory at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Joe Worley and Reverend Charles Miller officiating.Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.last_img read more

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LU Hall of Honor member Bud Leonard dies

first_imgBEAUMONT — W.S. “Bud” Leonard, one of the all-time great athletes in Lamar University history, died at the age of 90.A 1974 inductee into the Cardinals Hall of Honor, Leonard was the co-captain of the 1949 Lamar College squad that would go on to win a SWJC co-championship. That team went on to be known as one of the greatest in programs history. The 1949 team claimed 10 wins to take home the title, a record which still stands as the school’s highest single-season win total for either the junior college or four-year institution.The 1949 Cardinals recorded 13 consecutive wins – a streak that began with the final four games of the 1948 campaign – and still stands as the longest streak in program history. Next UpDuring Leonard’s time in Beaumont, he was part of one of the biggest transitions in school history. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology and moved from junior college status to a state-supported four-year institution. Lamar College became the first Texas junior college to attempt that transition.Leonard’s leadership skills also transitioned into the classroom, where he was the recipient of the John E. Gray Award as the school’s top student-athlete.Leonard remained active with the university long after his playing career was over. He served the Ex-Students Association in many capacities, was a member of the university’s 50th Anniversary Committee and was an organizing member of the Fine Arts Department’s Friends of Art organization. His interest in LU athletics never faded, as he was the founding president of the Ex-Lettermen’s Association and the Cardinals Hall of Honor. He was also one of the founders of the Cardinal Club and served as its second president in 1970-71. Leonard’s legacy will continue to live on at the home of Cardinals’ football. In August 2008, university officials announced that the field at Provost Umphrey Stadium would be named in his honor — W.S. “Bud” Leonard Field.— Lamar sports informationlast_img read more

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Yvonne Sutherlin

first_imgYvonne Sutherlin passed away peacefully on August 3, 2020.She was born on October 5, 1930, in Port Arthur, Texas and was a lifelong resident.She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary S. Aaron and Jewell C. Aaron; her younger sister, Shirley F. Williams; her loving husband of 55 years James E. Sutherlin; and her son James A. Sutherlin. Next UpYvonne graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1949 and later graduated from Lamar University with an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies.She retired from the City of Port Arthur in 1992 with 31 years of public service as an Administrative Assistant.She was extremely involved in her community and loved to travel, bake and play the piano. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640 or Friends of the Port Arthur Public Library, 3601 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, TX 77640.center_img She is survived by daughter ‘Beth’ Anne Coakley (Ron) of Bedford, TX, daughter in law Lynne Lange, son David Sutherlin (Annie) of Tyler, TX; four grandchildren, Lynn Jones (Andy), Aaron Sutherlin (Molly), Erin Silmon (Keith), Kendall Sutherlin, and 6 great-grandchildren.Visitation for family and friends will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 14, 2020 at First Christian Church with a memorial service to begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park.last_img read more

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City of Port Arthur sandbag giveaway continues Sunday in Monday

first_imgHurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning watch area by midday Monday, with tropical storm conditions possible by early Monday. Bring your own shovel, and maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask is required.The Public Works Department for the City of Port Arthur will have sand and sandbags available to homeowners at the Downtown Pavilion, 500 Procter St., and at the Bob Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, beginning Monday (Aug. 24) at 8 a.m.NOTE: THERE IS A 5-BAG LIMIT! A gradual turn toward the west with a decrease in forward speed is expected after Marco moves inland on Monday and on Tuesday. Residents are Required to: (1). Bring a shovel, (2). Wear a mask and (3) Maintain social distancing.A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Sabine Pass to Morgan City, Louisiana.center_img The City of Port Arthur is providing sandbags and sand Sunday (Aug. 23) at the Bob Bowers Civic Center.The Center is located at 3401 Cultural Center Drive in Port Arthur.The giveaway is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday. At 7 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Marco was located about 360 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It’s moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph. Marco is forecast to continue moving north-northwestward across the central Gulf of Mexico today and will approach southeastern Louisiana on Monday.last_img read more

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Cheyenne Jackson, Boyd Gaines, Marsha Mason & More to Serve on 2013-2014 Tony Awards Nominating Committee

first_img View Comments The 2013-2014 Tony Awards nominating committee has been announced, including new members Marsha Mason (Impressionism), Dick Latessa (Hairspray), playwright Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) and more. Broadway favorites Cheyenne Jackson and Boyd Gaines, who withdrew from the 2012-2013 committee after accepting roles on Broadway (The Performers and Enemy of the People, respectively), will return to their nominating duties this year. Tony nominators attend every Broadway production and select Tony nominees at the end of the season. The complete nominating committee for 2012-2013 is as follows (new members are indicated with *): Star Files *Douglas Aibel, artistic director, The Vineyard Theatre Arin Arbus, associate artistic director, Theatre for a New Audience John Arnone, scenic designer Ira Bernstein, former producer/general manager/stage manager Susan Birkenhead, lyricist Mark Brokaw, artistic director, Yale Institute for Music Theatre/director Donald Byrd, choreographer Ben Cameron, program director for the arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, NY Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean, Tisch School of the Arts *Veronica Claypool, arts management consultant, Full Circle Management Group Douglas J. Cohen, composer/lyricist/playwright *Ida Cole, founding director, Seattle Theatre Group John Darnton, former cultural editor, The New York Times Jacqueline Z. Davis, executive director, The New York Public Library for the P.A. at Lincoln Center Rick Elice, playwright Boyd Gaines, actor *Kent Gash, director/founding director of NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ New Studio on Broadway Liza Gennaro, choreographer Kathryn Grody, actor/writer Adam Guettel, composer/lyricist Wendall K. Harrington, projection designer/lecturer Susan Hilferty, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, costume designer *Julie Hughes, former casting director Cheyenne Jackson, actor Abe Jacob, sound designer *Stephen Karam, playwright Anne Kauffman, director Corby Kummer, senior editor, The Atlantic magazine *Dick Latessa, actor John Leguizamo, actor/playwright *Sara Lukinson, documentary film producer/television writer Pam MacKinnon, director *Marsha Mason, actor/playwright Susan Rice, playwright/screenwriter Mervyn Rothstein, retired writer & editor, The New York Times *Scott Schwartz, director *Linda Shelton, executive director, Joyce Theatre Foundation *Arlene Shuler, president & CEO, New York City Center Tobie S. Stein, director, graduate program in Performing Arts and Management, Brooklyn College Robert Viagas, Playbill program director/editor *Carol Waaser, retired AEA official/company and stage manager Robin Wagner, scenic designer Tony Walton, scenic and costume designer, director Chay Yew, playwright/directorcenter_img Cheyenne Jackson Boyd Gaineslast_img read more

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