Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Patricia Grider, Glenda Vardeman, Faye Lynn Eubanks, Jack Bothwell, Carolyn Stewart, Betty Jane Tacker, Sandra Yarbrough, Ann Kassen, Martha Kerzee.
This was taken at the county courthouse. When Joe David Pounds was tried for murder, these eight girls cut classes to attend the trial. Gilbert Smith showed up, and they slid down from their seats to the floor and tried to crawl out without being caught. It didn't work, and they were suspended from school for several days. After one day, Ann Kassen went to Mr. Smith and begged and cried. He was so flustered by it all that he told her they could come back to school the next day.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Richard Neal Flatt was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the Mexia Ex-Students Association, and was so recognized during pre-game ceremonies Friday night at Black Cat Field.
Richard Neal Flatt? He’s Dicky Flatt, or Stick Flatt, if you prefer - all one and the same - and a 1960 graduate of Mexia High School, followed by graduation on May 17, 1964, with a Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University. Dicky, oft-quoted by Phil Gramm during the latter’s time in the hallowed halls of Congress, is the son of the late Leon and Jane Flatt. He’s married to the former Linda Ennis Matthews, and they have two sons - Clinton Wayne (Clint) Flatt and Richard Douglas (Doug) Flatt. Dick and his wife have five grandchildren - Analise, 6; Tucker, 3, and Finn Flatt, four months (children of Doug); and granddaughter, Molly Michelle, 9, and grandson Tyler Dean Flatt, 11 (chldren of Clint).
Dicky Flatt is involved in, and has in the past been involved in so many endeavors for church (he’s a member of First Presbyterian Church), community and in the furtherance of youth issues, much of which has been his work as a Scouter. Dicky served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 until Dec. 12, 1971, honorably discharged as a Captain, and immediately joined the workforce of Bennett Printing Company in Dallas, serving there until 1972 when he joined the family firm, Flatt Stationers, Inc., established by his parents.
From 1972 on he has been with Flatt’s, serving as Vice-president from ‘92 until 1994, and became President of the firm in 1995, a position he continues to hold. His service to his church has run the gamut - Ordained as an Elder in 1969, served on the Presbyterian Session numerous times, has chaired all of the church’s committees, served in all offices for Men of the Church organization, has taught Sunday School, Bible Study teacher, and has been heavily involved for over 20 years in the Thursday mornings’ Community Prayer Breakfasts. One of the more out-front area of service today is his work with Navarro College, in which he serves as the NC Foundation as Vice-president.
Flatt became an Eagle Scout in 1957 and was recipient of the coveted Silver Beaver Award in 1991. He was Scoutmaster of Troop 670 from 1980 until 1989. Other civic endeavors of service by Dicky Flatt include twice-President of the Mexia Lions Club, which has named him Lion of the Year on three occasions; is a Lifetime Member of the Mexia Parent-Teachers Association (PTA); each year is a Limestone County Youth Livestock Buyer; a DARE supporter; is involved in the Limestone County War on Drugs, and is also involved in the DECA Vocational Programs.
He’s a participant in the Academic Sweater Fund each year, holds memberships in the Texas Association of Community Schools, the Printing and Imaging Association of Texas, and the National Federation of Independent Business. The Distinguished Alumnus for 2007 is on the Mexia Chamber of Commerce board of directors, is in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was Mexia Citizen of the Year in 1984, is on the board of directors for Centex Association for Retarded Citizens (from 1996 until the present), was in the Mexia Industrial Foundation, the Downtown Merchants Association and the General Mexia Hospital Board.
For over 10 years, his name has been at the forefront of Mexia blood drives, for which he serves as Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator for Mexia. Dick says he’s “retired” as a Little League umpire, as well as from the Mexia Baseball Association which he has served as Vice-president. The Flatt family and Flatt’s Stationers has long supported many youth groups, teams and individuals, and other civic organizations in the community - for 70 years.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Mexia Daily News - Jackie Davis Casey: 2007 Coming-Home Queen:
By Bob Wright-Editor
Jacqueline (Jackie) Davis Casey is the Mexia Ex-Students Association’s Coming Home Queen, and was so honored Friday night in pre-game ceremonies at Black Cat Field.
Jackie, a member of the 1962 graduating class, recently retired as a Medical Records Secretary at Parkview Regional Hospital. She has worked at numerous area hospitals, as well as having served as President of the Texas Medical Records Secretary Association.
Jan Jackson, last year’s Coming Home Queen, presented the crown, while flowers to Jackie were presented by JoNell McNatt Trumble, Class of 1953.
Flowers were provided by Magness Florist.
The automobile to take the Coming Home Queen around the stadium track, was provided by Beene Motor Sales, Inc., of Mexia.
The Daily News recently had a Page 1 feature concerning Jackie’s long career in the medical profession. Jackie Davis Casey was coordinator of her class’ reunion luncheon for today at the Farmhouse Restaurant, and for tonight’s get-together of the Class of 1962 at the home of Mrs. Blake Smith."