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Coming up in January is the Chili Cook-off.......Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 12:00 noon, the public is invited to come and join us for a “Bowl of Texas Red”.  The judging will be at 11:00 am and the participants will have to come early to get their chili ready.  Porter Click will be sending out letters and will be the contact for this event. 903-343-5350......Porter will have the details for the entry fees and rules for participants and there will be monetary and  plaques for winning entries....This is a fund raiser for the Community Center and the cost is a $5.00 donation to sample and taste some of the best “Texas Red” around these parts!!!!


WORDS OF WISDOM:  God doesn’t always choose to flatten the mountain, but He has promised to help you climb it.


Cooks for  the Pritchett Quilters this week are Barbara Holloway, Maxine Kollman, Jeanette Olson, and Brenda Johnson who served vegetable soup, pinto beans with sausages, greens, cornbread, garden salad, orange jello salad, with peach cobbler and ice cream for dessert.


We were glad to have a visitor, Donna Miller - a midwife from Euless, who quilted with us today.


It is taking longer for the hematomas in my legs to heal than I was hoping (from when my car was totaled in an accident in 11-25-15).  For those who don’t know, a hematoma is a tumor like sack filled with blood.   The doctor said mine were on the muscle or subcutaneous area of the calf of each leg.  I have finally bought a mini van from a local person.


My brother James ‘Buck’ Denton now resides at Upshur Manor where he is undergoing rehab.


Thought for the day:  Even in our messes, God blesses.


Writings from the 1927 Pritchett Enterprise from the records of Myra Watts.


We have two scholarships for sale.  If you are interested write us for prices, terms, etc.  The Enterprise, Pritchett, Texas.



A.B. Grantham of Dallas, a Western Union operator for 35 years, and a long time friend visited C.G. McCollum and family Monday, on his way from Dallas to Shreveport, where he and family will visit for a few days.

So far as we can learn the following attended the all day singing at Glade Creek last Sunday:  W.E. Brown and family, W.T. Foster and family. Carl Ennis amd family, Johnnie Jones and family and  Dick Olliver and wife.

The little son of Madison Hunter and wife who has been very sick for some time, is a little better at this writing.

H.C. McCollum and wife will join A.B. Grantham and family at Gladewater Thursday on their return from Shreveport.  He goes to Dallas to work.

We notice that Earl Hall of James is sporting a new car.

Mrs. R.W. Morton of Shreveport and Mrs. F.A. Shaffer of Houston are visiting their sisters, Mesdames J.M. Shepperd and Charlie Roberts this week.

Mrs. J.S. Mattox, formerly of Gilmer, was operated on for appendicitis in Dallas last Friday and is reported getting along very well.  She is the daughter of J.J. Stephens of Gilmer.

Miss Grace Williams spent Sunday and Monday in Dallas.

C.G. McCollum and family with A.B. Grantham and a few other friends enjoyed a fish fry at G.W. Abney’s lake Monday evening.

Gordon Donnell of Carthage visited C. Plummer and wife last Sunday.

Mrs. J.W. Ferguson of Ore City, who was operated on last week was able to be moved to the home of Mrs. C. Plumer last Sunday.

Mrs. R.H. Williams returned Sunday from a visit to relatives at Mt. Sylvan.  Her mother, Mrs. I.O. Boynton, came home with her for a visit.

Mrs. I.N. Stephens of Omega is visiting her sons, W. R., J.J. And I.E. Stephens, in Gilmer for a while.  She is 82 years old.

George Croley and wife of Dallas spent the 4th in Gilmer.


ADD:  C. PLUMMER – General Merchandise – Country Produce    If it’s sold cheap – We sell it.  Plenty of Parking Space.  Bring us your Chickens, Eggs and other Produce.  We pay the Highest Prices – M & E.T. Depot stand  Phone 127


   MARRIAGE LICENSE – Since June 29.

   W.E. Kirkpatrick, Jr. and Miss Opal Carter.

   W.M. Metcalf and Miss Mildred Orms

   Milton Stephens and Miss Ozell Roberts

   Parker Hill and Miss Jewel Oliver

   Jim Mathis and Liza Mathis

ADD:  Bring us your eggs and other produce; we pay best prices all the time. - E.R. Knowls, Gilmer

    HONOR ROLL – W. T. Mackey, Mrs D.A. Mackey Mrs. J.E. Collins, J.W. Cox, H.M. Morris, Robert Dacus, R. Stegall, W.F. Glass, Dr. J.C. Winn, G.W. Jones, J.R. Hinson, D.W. Speir, George Venn, C.W. Bowden, Oscar Bullard.  I.W. Driggers, Mrs. N.K. Clements, Joe Mathis, J.W. Long, Dan White, Floyd Maberry, J.J. Morris, George Daniels, Mrs. A.R. Smith, Mrs. G.C. McCollum, Mrs. E.E. Rose, J. T. Holloway, John S. Morris, Harvey Stanley.


CENTER POINT NEWS – Health of the community isn’t so good at present, some have chills and some flux, but wev’e learned that all are better.  

Our meeting began Sunday night with a large attendance.

Alton Reynolds and family, Mrs. Lucy Eitel and family of Pinacle left Saturday for Trinadad to visit Mrs. Eitels daughters Pearl and Lottie Bradley.

Miss Maxie Landers spent Saturday night with Miss Fly Morris.

Some from here attended singing at Rosewood Sunday night and reported good singing.

Clyde Ray was in our midst Sunday.

W.M. Morris made a business trip to Pritchett Saturday.

Odessa Mackey spent last week with Mrs. W.A. Parker at Big Sandy.

LL. Williams and family were called to the bedside of his sister Sunday, who was to undergo an operation.

Mrs. Shumaker of Tyler, attended church here Sunday and taken dinner with her brother Mr. Gilley.

Mr. ? Robertson attended the bedside of Mrs D.W. Stanley Sunday and reported her no better.

Hubert Sanders, wife and children of Dallas are visiting his father, Monroe Sanders and other relatives.

Quite a number from here went fishing last Wednesday and reported a fine time; caught more fish than they could eat for dinner.

Some attended the grave yard working at Pleasant Hill, July 4.

Little S.J. Landers, who has a small sore on his foot taken dew poison and it has been real bad for two week.

Pritchett VFD seeks members

The Pritchett Volunteer Fire Department is seeking additional members.

"Serious inquiries only need apply, because we do background and driving records checks," said a news release from the department. "You must be willing to train and be able to make a certain percentage of meetings and calls."

The department meets on FM Road 1404, a short distance off Texas Hwy. 155, at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Prospective applicants should pick up an application at the fire station, or call (903) 504-0547.

Judy Burlison

One of the 2013 Stars Over Longview is actually a Gladewater superstar. Judy Burlison, former city councilwoman and community dynamo at volunteering won the recognition for a lifetime of service.
Burlison, a retired teacher whose 35-year career, with 25 of them spent at Longview's Forest Park Middle School had an impact on generations of school children. As a language arts, math, Spanish and ESL (English as a second language), gifted and talented, and special needs teacher, Burlison dedicated a good part of her life to ensuring literacy and helping children to develop the character to build lives on.
She extended that commitment through a secondary career as an adjunct instructor   of ESL for Kilgore College teaching career professionals English as a second language, as well as teaching a course in Longview to prepare immigrants for their citizenship test.
The dedicated teacher also served as president and vice president of Longview's chapter of the Texas State Teacher's Association. After moving to Gladewater and upon retirement a year later, Burlison began to demonstrate the same kind of commitment to her community. 
She spearheaded the reforming of the Friends of the Library recruiting over 200 members to raise thousands of dollars to supplement the library's limited budget to purchase computers, fund the summer reading program, purchase books and improve the facility.  
Burlison also initiated, organized and guided the city's recycling program in association with Gene Keenen and Allied Waste. Despite a serious stroke that has slowed the dynamo a bit, she still continues to work closely with the Chamber of Commerce on this significant community program. She served as coordinator every month for five years for the recycling project and still continues to support this huge community effort.
Named Gladewater's Woman of the Year in 2009 for her outstanding service to the city, her service also includes membership in the Chamber of Commerce, Garden Club, the Arts Council and Gladewater Area Ladies' Association.
Not surprisingly, the 20-year member of Longview's Saint Michael's Episcopal Church spent years as a volunteer in the nursery, hosted the vestry members' retreat, and worked as kitchen volunteer and party hostess.
Despite her prolific services to education, community and church, Burlison cited her family as her crowning achievement. Married 51-years to Delbert Burlison, she is the proud mother of Shellye Clodfelter and Brett Burlison and mother-in-law to Chris Clodfelter and Teresa Burlison. Her grandchildren Christopher Clodfelter, 9, Matthew HuVar, 15, and Aleks Legan, 23, also topped her life list.
Burlison's cited favorite quote captures the essence of the devoted community volunteer's deepest motivation: "In a hundred years it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, but the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child."
That is what Judy Burlison has done. From education, to literacy, to improving the environment, she has made her corner of the world a better place for all those who share it with her. As a result, her contributions will be recognized Jan. 8 at Maude Cobb Convention Center as one of 12 Stars Over Longview-Women Who Rise to the Occasion sponsored by Longview Regional Medical Center.