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Delta Epsilon Chapter holds meeting

Delta Epsilon

The regular meeting of Delta Epsilon Chapter met on November 11 at Behind the Red Door in Woodville. Visitors attending included Area 2 Coordinator Mary Luethemeyer, Liz Connell, Sheryl Mitcham, Susan Jackson, Donna Bronson, and visiting presenter Sharon Brown. Melinda Stryker gave the blessing of a Veteran's Day Prayer and a meal from Behind the Red Door was served along with birthday cupcakes representing a tribute of 65 years of Delta Epsilon.

Sharon Brown gave a heart-felt tribute remembrance of Phillis May Hull. Mrs. Hull was initiated into Delta Epsilon in 1973. She was president from 1980-1982. The Golden Rose Award was received during her reign. Mrs. Hull gave 35 years of service in education. She received many distinguished awards throughout her career. Several members shared their fond memories and all agreed that she will be remembered as an encourager and loving sister. The family wanted everyone to receive a Gold Dollar and remember Mrs. Hull as "Jesus Loves You and So Do I." Mrs. Hull was responsible for many current and past members being initiated and inducted into Delta Epsilon.

Karen Butler, Livingston chapter sister and 1st Vice President, shared how her students honored Veterans. Karen read The Wall to her students and they made their own "wall" making life connections to the book. The class also made thank you cards for military servicemen.

Karen continued with the Veteran's Day Service Project my collecting items for F.A.I.T.H. (Families and Individuals Thanking Heroes) packages. All guest and members signed a Christmas card to be sent. Candles were lit and names read of service men to honor within our chapter.

Lisa Collins gave the yearbooks and President Sherry Kenner closed our meeting with a reminder to take home a bouquet of the beautiful dry flowers collected from our last meeting activity.

The next meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. on January 13 at the Pine Ridge Elementary School Library in Livingston. If you are a teacher teaching in Woodville or Livingston ISD, you are invited to attend the first meeting of the new year.

Michael Cornell graduates Basic

Michael Cornell graduates Basic

Cornell graduates Basic Training—Army Pvt. Michael J. Cornell has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Cornell is the son of Terri and Jim Cornell of Colmesneil. He is a 2012 graduate of Colmesneil High School.

Williams - Richardson Wed

Williams - Richardson Wed

Mike and Nancy Williams, of Woodville are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Hannah Michelle Williams to Kiyoshi West Richardson, son of Doug and Angela Richardson, of Warren. The wedding took place June 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the residence of Mike and Nancy. Bro. Rusty West, of Warren, pastor of Hillister Assembly of God, officiated. The groom is employed by Georgia Pacific and the bride is currently completing her nursing degree. After a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean, the couple will make their home in Warren.

Cheryl Smith receives MS in Nursing

Cheryl Smith Grad

Cheryl Walters Smith—Russell and Mary Walters of Spurger, would like to announce the graduation of their daughter, Cheryl Walters Smith who received her Master's of Science in Nursing with a focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner from McNeese State University on May 17, 2014. Cheryl, also a graduate from the LVN school in Jasper, is a graduate from the Lamar University and a graduate of Spurger High School, class of 1992. We are so proud of you!

Jacob Spivey, Melanie Watkins to wed June 12

Spivey Watkins

Kyle and Candace Spivey of Warren, Texas,, and Joseph and Jennifer Watkins of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Jacob Read Spivey and Melanie Renee Watkins. Jacob is the grandson of Cherie and the late Ben Read and Moe and the late Alice Spivey of Warren.

Melanie is the granddaughter of Bob and Wanda Watkins of Tennessee and Reverend Bill and Diane Hegedus of North Carolina.

Jacob is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and is employed as an agriculture science teacher at Timpson ISD. Melanie is a senior at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Jacob and Melanie met while participating in the Disney College Program at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

They will be married at Disney World on June 12, 2014.