H N H 14 H amilton H erald - News Thursday, May 6, 2021 _____________________________________________________________________________ Bid Notice for Depository Services by Evant Independent School District PO Box 339 Evant, Texas 76525 Evant Independent School District is soliciting bids from banks to serve as a depository to assist with the banking functions for funds of the district. In accordance with the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 45, Subchapter G, School District Depositories, the Board of Trustees of the district will select a deposi- tory through soliciting bids for a depository services con- tract for a term of two years beginning June 15, 2021 and ending June 15, 2023 or until a successor depository is selected, quali ed, and agrees to a depository agree - ment based on either fees or compensating balances. The district and the depository may agree to extend this contract for two additional two-year terms in accordance with the TEC, §45.205. This section requires that the con- tract and any extension of this contract coincide with the district’s scal year. If the district changes its scal year, the term of the contract may be shortened or extended no more than one year by mutual agreement to coincide, provided that this contract remains in e ect until its suc - cessor is selected and has been quali ed. If the parties cannot agree, the district has the option to change the term of this contract. The legal provisions providing for naming a depository of the district are set forth in the TEC, Subchapter G, School District Depositories, §§45.201 through 45.209. Investments by the district are governed by the Texas Government Code (TGC), Chapter 2256, Public Funds Investment. Securities pledged as collateral to secure district deposits are governed by the TGC, Chapter 2257, Collateral for Public Funds. Bid Submission To be eligible for consideration under this request, the bank must submit three complete paper copies of each bid by 12:00pm CST on May 14, 2021 to the address below. The district will not accept bids received after that time. Late submissions to the district address will be re- turned unopened. The bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope or packet marked “Depository Services.” An accompanying transmittal letter must be signed by a person authorized to bind the institution, state that the bid is valid for 180 days from the submission date, and give full contact in- formation regarding the bid. The bids must be delivered by US mail, express mail, or in person to: Evant ISD Jennifer Ingram, Director of Finance PO Box 339 254-471-5536 Evant, TX 76525 jingram@evantisd.org All questions in the attached uniform bid blank should be answered and provided to the district as the bank’s bid. 17-2tc. _____________________________________________________________________________ PUBLIC NOTICE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT The City of Hamilton invites all citizens to a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on May 13, 2021, at the City Hall, 200 East Main Street, Hamilton, Texas 76531, to review performance and obtain comments regarding its 2019 Texas CDBG Program Community Development Contract 7219181. Disabled persons or those who require auxiliary aids or services who wish to attend this meeting should contact the City Secretary at 254/386-8116 at least two days before the meeting to make arrangements. 18-1tc ___________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA K. COLE, DECEASED Notice is hereby given that the original Letters of Independent Administration for the Estate of VIRGINIA K. COLE, Deceased, were issued on May 3, 2021, in Cause No. P06243, pending in the County Court of Hamilton County, Texas, to: DEBORAH K ROBERSON whose address is: c/o CHARLES L. PUFF, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 433, Hamilton, Texas, 76531. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. DATED this 3rd day of May, 2021. CHARLES L. PUFF ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE STATE BAR NO.: 00795599 P.O. Box 433 HAMILTON, TEXAS 76531 (254) 784-9333 FAX (254) 731-4212 charleslpu attorney@gmail.com 18-1tp. _______________________________________________________________________________ AGRICULTURE Rusty’s Concrete, LLC Rusty Lilljedahl 254-865-3921 All types concrete work done • FREE ESTIMATES • P. O. Box 180 Jonesboro, Texas AUTOMOBILES F R E E E S T I M A T E S Corrals • Carports • Sheds • Entryways Whitehead Fence Building and Welding Service BRAD WHITEHEAD 254-386-4535 Farm • Custom • Pipe Fencing D E P E N D A B L E S E R V I C E WANTED: LEASE LAND. I would like to lease pas- tureland for cattle. Willing to work with landowner any way possible. Willing to repair or rebuild fence. Will look at any size lease. References available upon request. For more informa- tion, call 254-784-9205 or 254-386-4535. _______________________9-tfc. PREMIUM QUALITY HAY for sale. Round or square bales. 386-3128 or 688- 0315. Charlie Bottlinger. ______________________45-tfc. WANTED – Pastureland for cattle. Call Jon Mark Jester, 254-784-4114. _______________________5-tfc. WANTED: Lease land for cattle. Justin Mauney, 979- 220-7588. _____________________21-tfc. FOR SALE: Honda Shad- ow 750 CC, 5296 miles, ex - cellent condition, unable to ride anymore. $4000 cash. 254-413-0182. _____________________18-2tp notices FEATURED PROPERTY 166.94 acres east of Hamilton The ranch is secluded with a nice 2 Br 1 Ba frame home with a windmill water well. The ranch has a small equipment barn, a storage container, grain bin and 2 stock tanks. The property has rolling terrain with scattered tree cover. All the deer blinds and feeder will convey with the property. $699,000 Burks Real Estate Evant, TX 254-471-5738 254-865-3601 www.burksrealestate.com 3 8 2 9 5 4 1 1 7 2 5 4 3 4 6 2 1 9 5 8 7 9 2 4 6 3 4 5 9 1 8 6 sudoku crossword 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 across 1 Out of sync 4 Silvery gray 7 Articulate 10 Remain 11 Not stay put 13 Be in arrears 14 Earl Grey for one 15 Encounter, bump ___ 16 NY opera 17 Marjoram and basil 19 Diamonds, slang 21 Singers, Simply ___ 23 Cry out 26 Do programming work 29 Passionate 31 Set up 33 Looked over 34 Make fun of 35 Freshly painted 37 ___ too much 38 Mortal remains 42 Sunbathe 44 Reason to cram 47 Insincere display 48 Latish lunchtime 49 Bene t 50 It starts many titles 51 Strange 52 Can’s composition 53 “___ do you do?” down 1 Curse or vow 2 Priceless, in a way 3 North Carolina cape 4 Come to mind 5 Lad 6 Skimmer, e.g. 7 He’s really ___ 8 Cow, maybe 9 To this point 12 Tearful 18 Turkey meat choice 20 Toy boxes 22 Archaeological site 24 Purpose 25 Two hours before midnight 26 Burmese or Persian, e.g. 27 Basic metal 28 Exhausted 30 Modern 32 Crows’ homes 36 Taken in 39 Possesses, old-style 40 Canyon e ect 41 Ragout or burgoo 42 Further 43 Fish-chips connector 45 Stop for lunch 46 Kind of mask SUPERIOR AWARD WINNERS - Hamilton Junior High band students Cate Hooper, Milagros Moncada, Lexie Ward and Morgan Henkes received a rst division superior rating at the Connally Solo and Ensemble contest on Friday. Henkes was honored with an Outstanding Performance certi cate. Courtesy Photo Septic Systems A N D E X C A V A T I O N Jimmy J. 254-865-3142 Jimmy N. 254-216-5060 By Bartee Haile “White Lightning” climbed to the top of the country music chart on May 10, 1959 giving George Jones the rst of ten Number One hits in a phenomenal career that spanned six decades. George Glenn Jones was born in 1931 on the southern edge of the Big Thicket at a wide spot in the road called Saratoga. He would grow up in an even smaller community, Colmesneil in Tyler County north of Woodville, with his brother and ve sisters. The head of the family was a sundown-to-sunup drunk, who physically abused his long-su ering wife and terri ed children. On one occasion young George never forgot, his intoxicated father woke him up in the middle of the night and demanded that he sing for his barroom buddies or take a beating. As soon as he turned 16, the youth left that hapless home full of painful memories and never looked back. His rst stop was Jasper, where he played his guitar and sang on the local radio station. It was there that he met his idol Hank Williams when he visited the studio. All the hero worshipper could do was stare not even thinking to introduce himself. By 1954, Jones had married twice, the second time to Shirley Ann Corley, done a two-year hitch in the Marines and released his rst single “No Money In The Deal.” The recording session took place in a house on the highway outside Beaumont under the worst possible conditions. “We had to stop a lot of times because it wasn’t soundproof,” Jones ruefully recalled. “Just egg crates nailed on the wall and the big old semi-trucks would go by and make a lot of noise and we’d have to start over again.” Producer and early mentor “Pappy” Daily encouraged Jones to develop his own unique sound and to stop imitating Hank Williams and Corsicana native Lefty Frizzell. Initially resistant to the wise advice, in time he took it to heart and reaped the rewards. During his Beaumont days, a disc jockey began calling him “The Possum,” a none too attering nickname he never could shake. As a second deejay explained, “He cut his hair short like a possum’s belly. He had a possum’s nose and stupid eyes like a possum.” The modest hit “Why Baby Why” earned him a place in the cast of the traveling roadshow “Louisiana Hayride” in 1955. That exposure resulted in an invitation the following year to perform at the “Grand Ole Opry.” Jones gradually made a name for himself with songs like “Yearning” and “Don’t Stop The Music” but played honky-tonks to pay the bills. All that changed in 1959 with “White Lightning” written by J.P. Richardson, “The Big Bopper” who died in the same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly. Even though Jones always seemed to have a song or two on the charts in the Sixties, he Hits kept on coming for “The Possum” had only a single Number One hit. His personal appearances were consistent sell-outs, but ticket holders never knew whether he would show up. The same demons that wrecked his father’s life had sunk their claws into Jones. His binge drinking and amphetamine addiction landed him in a psychiatric ward in 1967. The ritual would be repeated several times in the years to follow. In a famous incident that led to the dissolution of their 14-year marriage, Shirley Corley hid the keys to all the cars, but not the riding lawn mower, before leaving their home eight miles outside Beaumont. Jones wrote about what happened next with unapologetic pride in his autobiography I Lived To Tell It All: “There, gleaming in the glow, was that ten-horsepower engine under a seat. A key glistening in the ignition. I imagine the top speed for that old mower was ve miles per hour. It might have taken an hour and a half or more for me to get to the liquor store but get there I did.” Jones’ next choice of wives was Tammy Wynette, a big star in her own right. Overnight the newlyweds were crowned “Mr. and Mrs. Country Music” to the delight of their combined fan bases. Under Wynette’s steady texas history POWERHOUSE SISTERS – Chloe and Cydney Dollo competed on Powerhouse Cheer teams at Summit All-Star Cheer Championship at the ESPN complex in Orlando, FL last week. Cydney’s team God dence is the reigning National Cheer Association Champions. Cydney is a stu- dent at Evant Elementary. Chloe, a sophomore, is a Bulldog cheerleader at Hamilton High School. Courtesy Photo in uence, Jones cleaned up his act. The couple toured together drawing packed houses, while Jones returned to the studio and added fresh material to his ultimate career total of 160 chart-worthy songs. But eventually he returned to his self-destructive ways and drove Wynette to divorce in 1975. Jones bottomed out in the late Seventies ending up a broke and emaciated hundred-pound shell living his car. Waylon Jennings and other loyal friends came to his nancial rescue, but it was his soon-to-be fourth wife who saved his life. Nancy Sepulvado got Jones o cocaine, his latest drug of choice, and even convinced him to give up drinking. Except for the occasional relapse, such as a drunk driving crash in 1999, he steered a sober course until his death at 81 in 2013. Johnny Cash was once quoted as saying, “When people ask me who my favorite country singer is. I say, ‘You mean besides George Jones?’” “The Possum” could not have asked for a better epitaph. PLACE YOUR AD HERE 254-386-3145 FOR SALE: Black Bran- gus bulls, breeding age. Call Gaylon Jones, Jr. at 254-386-3843 or 254-386- 1405. ______________________25-tfc