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Out & About • Patrick Lacombe

Last night, at evening services, our pastor was talking about things that are major distractions in life. You know the things that take time away from worship, family or studies. He asked our opinion and most of the congregation agreed that modern technology was a problem. Answers ranged from watching too much television to spending excessive time online playing games. When we returned home, I started thinking about my childhood and how much simpler life was back then before technology, and I wondered if I could make it in today’s world with the simple things that were available back then.

The good, the bad and the movies

GUEST COLUMN • Mark Magnan

I am not a movie watcher. I guess I don’t have the attention span to watch movies. Perhaps it is my childlike behavior that drives me to be entertained if I am going to have to sit and watch a movie. Most movies don’t really interest me at all. Even nonstop action is not something I look for. I probably could watch a full length Three Stooges movie. But given the choice of watching the Titanic or listening to three hours of Celine Dion music, I would have to think long and hard on the decision of what I will have to endure. I have never been much on horror movies; war movies aren’t my choice either, and being a guy, “chick flicks” are definitely out of the question.

Belton Bees, Cubs find tough road at TTAB State Playoffs

By Tony Adams

 Sports Editor

  The Belton Youth Baseball Association and District 5 winners in the Belton Bees and Belton Cubs each found the win column a single time, but found the loss column twice leading to early exits from the Texas Teenage Baseball Association State Playoffs.

Tigers Youth Football Skills Camp a success


By Tony Adams

 Sports Editor

 On Saturday morning, 77 area youth players gathered at Tiger Field for physicals and the Belton Tigers Youth Football League Skills Camp.

 The weather cooperated with the camp, given that the thunderstorms that swept through the area the night before.

The Designated Hitter: 40 years and counting

By Tony Adams

Sports Editor

 Many people in the community were very young when the American League instituted the designated hitter rule. They didn’t have the experience of the true feel of baseball prior to the advent of the rule change in 1973.

Ash expected to lead Longhorns offense into 2013 Big 12 title hunt

By Tony Adams

 Sports Editor

 University of Texas Longhorns’ quarterback and former Belton High School standout David Ash is growing up before the eyes of not only Texas, but the eyes of the nation as well.

 The Texas junior is shedding the veil of slow starts that has plagued the offense in his first two years at UT.

Nancy P. Thompson

Funeral Services for Nancy P. Thompson, 70, of Copperas Cove, were held at 10 a.m. Thurs., July 25, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel in Belton with Rev. Bill Adams officiating. Burial followed at the Kempner Cemetery.

 Mrs. Thompson died Mon., July 22, at her home.

Debra Rogers

Memorial services for Debra Rogers, 51, of Temple, were held at 2 p.m. Sat., July 27, at the Christ Baptist Bible Church in Nolanville with Michael Wingo officiating.

 Mrs. Rogers was cremated.

 Debra died Sat., July 20, at a Temple hospital.

Edwin Perkins

Funeral services for Edwin Perkins, 85, of Temple, were held at 9 a.m. Mon., July 29, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Davis and Rev. Jerry McGuire officiating.  Burial was at the Terrace Cemetery in Post at 6 p.m. 

Mr. Perkins died Tues., July 23, at a Temple Nursing Home.

Jimmie Evelyn Miller Garner

Jimmie Evelyn Miller Garner, 91, of Palestine passed on July 23. A funeral service was held Thurs., July 25, at 3 p.m. in the Heartfield Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jay Thomas presiding. 

 Jimmie was born in Temple on June 11, 1922, to Joe H. and Julia Hellums Miller. She married Freeman Harris Garner Jr. on Sept. 19, 1949.

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