State Championships HS Football

**Final**
CLASS 3A DIVISION I: Cameron Yoe 70 Mineola 40
CLASS 3A DIVISION II: Waskom 41 Newton 22
CLASS 2A DIVISION I: Canadian 34 Mason 7
CLASS 2A DIVISION II: Bremond 28 Albany 21
CLASS 1A DIVISION I: Crowell 62 May 16
CLASS 1A DIVISION II: Throckmorton 66 Groom 20

**Friday/Saturday**
CLASS 6A DIVISION I: Cy Ranch vs. Allen 8 p.m. Saturday
CLASS 6A DIVISION II: Cedar Hill vs. Katy 4 p.m. Saturday
CLASS 5A DIVISION I: Aledo vs. Temple noon Saturday
CLASS 5A DIVISION II: Ennis vs. Cedar Park 8 p.m. Friday
CLASS 4A DIVISION I: Argyle vs. Navasota 4 p.m. Friday
CLASS 4A DIVISION II: Gilmer vs. West Orange-Stark noon Friday
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Sports Brief w/Mark Allen

* Lady Chaps beat Texas A&M International 87-68
* LCU Men beat Texas A&M International 73-55 win.
* Lady Raiders host Nicholls @ USA 5:30 pm Tonight (Athletes in Action Tournament)
* Tech Men host Ark Pine Bluff @ USA 8 pm Tonight
* New Orleans Pelicans beat Houston Rockets 99-90 last night.
* Houston Rockets host Atlanta Hawks Saturday 7 PM
* Dallas Mavericks host San Antonio Spurs Saturday 7:30 PM
* Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray would not say he will play against the Indianapolis Colts,
* Dallas Cowboys host Indianapolis Colts Sunday 3:35 PM CBS
* Houston Texans host Baltimore Ravens Sunday 12 Noon CBS
* HS BB…  The Slaton Tigers will be at Littlefield. Idalou host Shallowater;
Roosevelt host Spring-Lake Earth, Coronado @ San Angelo Central

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Curtis Baker – Tis the Season for Giving – Community Endowment

By: Curtis Baker

As we draw close to Christmas, I would like to take short break from my articles on the letter to Romans to say a word or two about an opportunity you have to give back to your community here in Slaton. Christmas, of course, is a wonderful time for sharing presents among our loved ones, but it’s also a great time to give to worthy organizations that serve our community. Something about this time of years helps us to remember people that are in need and turns our attention towards ways we might be able to assist them in the generosity of our spirits. Giving to local organizations who serve those in need is one great way to express that generosity. So in the spirit of the Christmas season, I would like to share an opportunity with you by telling you a little about the Mercy Ministry Slaton Area Endowment.MMSAE

For those of you who attended our Fourth of July celebration in the park this last summer, you may recall that the Mercy Ministry Slaton Area Endowment awarded over $5,000 in grants to various organizations in our community. These included such vital programs as: “The Santa Red and Blue” with the Slaton EMS; Mercy Manna; The Slaton Senior Citizens Center Meals on Wheels Program; The Slaton Junior and Senior High Choir; the Slaton Legacy Organization, and the Weekend Snack Sack program. Most of these organizations were granted up to $1,000 in funds and were greatly blessed by the Slaton Area Endowment. With your help we plan on giving away even more grants next year, in the hope that many of our local organizations can be assisted in their help of those in need. Slaton is a wonderful community that tries to look out for its fellow citizens, and this is one great way that we can have a present impact, as well as a lasting influence for good.

To tell you a little bit about the organization itself, the Mercy Ministries Slaton Area Endowment is an affiliate of the Lubbock Area foundation, that seeks to specially serve Slaton and the immediate surrounding area. During our founding year as a board, $50,000 of matching funds were promised to us if we could raise an initial $100,000. With your help, we were able to meet and exceed that goal, and are looking for ways in the future to increase that fund for the benefit of Slaton area organizations. Gifts both large and small helped to create this fund, and gifts of all shapes and sizes will help sustain it in the future. The Endowment is not the creation of any one organization, or of any one church, but is made up of board members from throughout our community who seek ways to better serve Slaton and its surrounding area. Currently our board is made up of 15 members, including: Curtis Baker, Kevin Buxkemper, Richard Edwards, David Ehler, Dubbin Englund, David Gossett, Cleve Kerby, Roger Kitten, Darris Linder, Mark Meurer, Wayne Schilling, Carla Stricklin, Sherrell Wilson, Shirley Tucker, and Ann Marie Wright.
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As you think of your end of year donations, we ask that you keep the Mercy Ministry Slaton Area Endowment in mind. There are a number of ways to give. Cash donations of any size is the easiest way to give, but we also have the ability to receive securities, stock, real estate, life insurance, wills, and charitable trusts. There are so many ways that you can benefit Slaton with this fund, and no gift is too small. Each dollar goes toward making Slaton a better place, both now and in the future. Our hope is that you will consider us this Christmas season as you seek to help those organizations who provide for the needs in our community.

If you would like to give, or to have more information about the Slaton Area Endowment, you can contact us in one of several ways. You can write to us at P.O. Box 91, Slaton, TX 79364. You can visit our website at www.mercyslatonendowment.org, or you can call Mark Meurer at (806)789-8456.

As a member of the board, I want to wish everyone of you a very Merry Christmas. I thank you in advance for your generosity toward the community of Slaton!

(curtisbaker@hotmail.com)  Write to: P.O. Box 157, Slaton, TX 79364
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SPOTLIGHTING SENIORS

By Janet James

Food for Thought- Have a joyful Christmas.

Our December B and A day had 5 people celebrating their birthdays. Those celebrating were Christine Howard, Maryann Stafford, Rufina Perez, Niki Dominguez and Carlos Flores. There were no anniversaries other than Steve Campbell and his bear in a sleigh (unkown number of years).

We extend our deepest sympathy to Elmer and Gerry Waugh with the death of their son Charles.

Please Note! There will be a site council meeting on Thursday Jan.8 at 11 a.m. Our site council holds various fund raisers for our MOW program. We would like anyone who is interested to come and join us on Thursday Jan. 8.

Upcoming events – Mark your calendar! – Thursday – Friday (Dec. 25-26) the center will be closed- Merry Christmas! Monday (Dec. 29) Bingo from 1-2. Thursday (Jan. 1) The center will be closed. Happy New Year.

Just for laughs- Hunter 1: We’re lost. Shoot three shots in the air.

Hunter 2: Okay.

Hunter 1: If no one comes soon, go ahead and shoot three more.

Hunter 2: I hope someone comes soon. We’re getting low on arrows.  

Mow deliveries for Dec. 15 – 19 were done by First Methodist Church. Those who served were Richard Edwards, Jacque Davidson, Lisa Nowlin, Don Mitchell, Beth Mitchell, Jo Gay, Doris Jones, May Belle Kern, Carolyn Marley, and Steve Campbell.

Mow deliveries for Dec. 22 – 26 is the responsibility of Hearts Together Church of Christ. The center is closed 25th & 26th.

Donations: Friendship Class First Baptist Church|

Menu: Dec. 29 – Jan. 2
Monday 29th
– Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Country Gravy, Stewed Okra, Seasoned Corn, Pumpkin Square, 2% Milk
Tuesday 30th – Sloppy Joe on Bun, Country Potato Salad, Carrots & Zucchini, Creamy Fruit Square, 2% Milk
Wednesday 31st – Vegetable Beef Stew, Cornbread, Tossed Salad w/Dressing, Orange Pineapple Cup, Diet Pumpkin Custard, 2% Milk
Thursday 1st – Closed for New Year’s Day
Friday 2nd – Hot Dog on Bun, Baked Potato w/Sour Cream, Seasoned Broccoli, Pineapple

Gelatin, 2% Milk
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Sports Brief w/Mark Allen

* Texas Tech beat South Carolina State 101-39 last night.
* Waco Three-star quarterback Ben Hicks has received an offer from Texas Tech.
* James Harden scored 41 points as the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 115-111 last night.
* Memphis Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-116 triple-overtime last night.
* Dallas Stars defeated Vancouver 2-0 last night.
* LCU Men & Women BB play A&M International tonight.
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