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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Reggae Girlz remain positive

first_imgDespite losing their debut against Brazil 0 – 3 in the FIFA World Cup, the Jamaican national soccer team, the Reggae Girlz, remain positive as they prepare for their next game against Italy on Friday June 14. In an interview with the Jamaican Observer  most of the girls admitted nerves and inexperience caused mistakes on the field, but said they will learn from these mistakes, and remedy them in time for Friday’s game.Jamaica’s star player Khadija “Bunny” Shaw, 22. who did not have a particular exceptional game on Sunday against Brazil, said that more and better is to come from the Jamaicans.Gave best effortShe said the game didn’t go as the team planned. “Brazil is a great team and we are the less experienced, but we don’t focus on that we know that once we cross that touchline we are just as good. Obviously, it’s not the result that we wanted but we worked hard for each other and we gave it our best effort.“We didn’t know what to expect and now we can see that this is the reality, so going into the next game we should be more relaxed and just play our game. So hopefully coming the next game I can keep working and improve from this,” said Shaw.Focusing on next game “Obviously we are going to go back and look at the film and see where we went wrong and hopefully we can talk about it as a team and put this game behind and focus on the next game against Italy,” she added.Playing at the World Cup, as the first Caribbean team to do so, Shaw said, should give Jamaicans something to believe in, especially given the country’s limited resources when compared to their more illustrious opponents.Welcome crowd support Shaw and the rest of the Reggae Girlz were pleasantly surprised and welcomed the support from large number of Jamaican fsns who were among the 17,668 spectators who attended Sunday’s game. Shaw said the crowd support was particularly motivational as it underscores the team isn’t just playing for themselves but for Jamaica and Jamaicans.last_img read more

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Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott says he felt ‘a little rusty’ in first game back from holdout

first_imgDallas quarterback Dak Prescott completed 25 of his 32 passes for 405 yards with four touchdowns in the win. Make that 4 TD passes for @Dak! #NYGvsDAL pic.twitter.com/XpMFUqqYEd— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 8, 2019The Cowboys are set to face the Redskins on the road in Week 2. “Obviously, I was a little rusty,” Elliott said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I didn’t play the best game. I have a lot I can improve on. But that’s going to take time, and it’s about getting more reps and being out there longer.” Related News Titans’ Delanie Walker: Browns are ‘who we thought they were’ Elliott split carries with Tony Pollard ⁠— they each received 13 ⁠— and finished with 53 yards on the ground in Dallas’ 35-17 victory. He scored his first touchdown of the season on a 10-yard run in the third quarter. It’s time to feast 🍽@EzekielElliott scores his first TD of the season! #NYGvsDAL pic.twitter.com/Md6YYz1Cvn— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 8, 2019“I thought Zeke did a good job,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said after the game. “Obviously, he missed a lot of time in training camp and practiced just three days this past week, so we wanted to be mindful of how many reps we gave him in the game. I thought we did a pretty good job of that. He ended up being in a couple of longer drives in the first half, so I think he got up over 35 snaps in the game. But it seemed like he handled it well.”It looked like he ran the way Zeke runs. I know over time, when he practices a little bit more and gets a little more game experience, he’ll get more comfortable. But he’s a really good football player, and it’s good to have him back.” Ezekiel Elliott doesn’t think he had his best performance Sunday. The 24-year-old star was back in the Cowboys’ backfield in their Week 1 win over the Giants after holding out for the entire preseason. Elliott, who signed a six-year, $90 million extension last week, was asked to evaluate his play against New York during a postgame press conference.  Baker Mayfield confident Browns ‘are going to bounce back’ after loss to Titans Dolphins deny report players have requested trades after blowout Week 1 loss to Ravenslast_img read more

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Art of flower arranging meets holiday decor

first_imgHoliday decorations in the U.S. are often symmetrical: Two candles on either side of the mantel, a round wreath in the center of the door, a centerpiece with matching sprigs of holly and pine on each side. The ancient Japanese art of ikebana, or flower arranging, can provide festive sparkle and color, too, with a much more modern feel.“The three basic tenets are line, movement and open space,” said Eileen Kay, a retired elementary-school teacher in Boulder, Colorado, who has been studying ikebana for years. “Most people go to the store and buy a bunch of flowers. But there’s no line. The line could be a piece of ivy, a ribbon, anything that lends itself to visual flow.”Mastering ikebana requires years of training, and there are many methods of approaching the art. The Sogetsu school of flower arranging, one of the largest and most accessible, teaches that anyone can arrange ikebana and with almost anything.Even for the uninitiated, a few basic tools and principles are sufficient to begin experimenting at home with this different aesthetic — just in time for holiday decor.“The biggest difference between Western arrangements and ikebana is asymmetry,” said Kimi Quinn, a Sogetsu-certified practitioner who has been designing ikebana arrangements in the U.S. and Japan for over 20 years. “Ikebana is about capturing the universe and nature. Nothing in the natural world is symmetrical.”In ikebana, the empty space between branches is as important as the branches themselves.“It’s like that Zen question asking about the sound of one hand clapping. The answer is silence. Space,” Quinn said.Many ikebana arrangements mix and match tall tree branches and much smaller flowers with no perfectly vertical or horizontal lines, plenty of space in between and, if a low dish is used, the water often in view.To begin, all that’s needed is a heavy pin board (kenzan) or a block of flower-arranging sponge, available at craft and floral-supply stores, and a low salad bowl or platter. The container should be filled with just enough water to barely cover the pin board or sponge.You might start with a decorative branch for a long defining line, a medium flower or branch and a shorter flower, and a large leaf or some other small flower to help cover the pin board.For the holidays, bare branches painted silver, gold or white are a good choice, as are pine, holly or even red roses.In general, “the longest stem should be twice as long as the container is wide,” Quinn said. “The medium stem should be around three-quarters the length of the longer branch, and the shorter stem should be around half the length of the medium stem.”Before arranging the stems and branches, trim excess foliage, and trim the stems while they are submerged in water. They should be clipped at an angle for tree branches and straight across for flower stems, Quinn said.“You don’t just stick them straight down into the pin board,” she said. “You angle them in different directions, some backward and others forward, to give some depth and perspective. Pay attention to the curve of the lines, and the spaces between the lines.”Think about the beauty of the natural forms, and allow your personality and feeling to come through, Quinn said.Ikebana displays typically last only three to five days.“It’s so sad when they go because I’ve put so much heart into them,” Quinn said. “But appreciating that fleeting beauty is really the essence of what it’s all about.”Online resources:www.ikenoboamerica.com (Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Japan, one of the oldest ikebana societies, with branches across North America)www.ikebanahq.org (Ikebana International, based in Japan, with chapters and events around the world)www.sogetsu.or.jp (The Sogetsu school of Ikebana offers classes, books and supplies)www.ziji.com (sells supplies for ikebana flower arrangements)last_img read more

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