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SEE INSIDE FOR MORE! Malakoff students treat first responders Page 6A Hornets sting Mabank page 1B ;" : -,"U ..... .... .... = =_- *_ =~.= _ Servcng Athens and Malakoff VOLUME 107 NtmmER 40 2016MediaOne, L.L.C. Friday September 2016 2 Sections 75 ;antrell f ice tgna "eer, FFA Special to The News HENDERSON COUNTY-On Sept. 23, Jamie Lawrence Meador, 31, of Browns- boro, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for a March 2015 shootout with Henderson County Deputies at a residence on CR 4305 near Cof- fee City. Meador was seriously injured in the shootout. Neither of the deputies was wounded. Meador was sen- tenced to the 75 years for Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer, and also sentenced to four man year se Pied guilty in 2015 shootout with Henderson County Deputies other 20 year sentences for three counts of un- lawful possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of evading arrest with a motor ve- hicle. Meador pied guilty to the charges earlier this year and elected to allow Judge Dan Moore of the 173rd Judicial District Court to set sentencing after a hearing. Meador was facing a punishment range of 15-99 years or life for the Aggravated Assault and up to twenty years each for the un- lawful possession cases and evading arrest case. nee JAMIE MEADOR The case was person- ally handled by Hen- derson County District Attorney Scott McKee. According to McKee, the case was extremely important to him and the law enforcement com- munity. According to testimo- ny and District, ttorney driver's license, Accord- methamphetamine in McKee's ope g state- ing to Deputy Mack, he the box. ment, the even leading wasn't looking to arrest A pat-down search up to the shootout began or detain Meador at the of Meador yielded two in December of 2014 time. Mack testified that additional ounces of when Hendersort County Sheriff's Deputy Keon Mack saw Meador on the side of the roaffin a bro- ken do~ pickup with its hazard lights flash- ing. Although Meador had been to be- fore, MaCk testified that he did not know who Meador was when he stopped to assist him on FM 315 near Chandler. Before offering to assist Meador, Deputy Mack asked him for his due to safety reasons, it's suspected methamphet- important to know who amine and over $2,000 you are dealing with on in cash. the side of the road in the After the pat-down middle of the night search, Meador was While Meador was placed in hand restraints looking for identifica- and a search of the truck tion, Mack observed a was conducted. Dur- shiny box shaped case ing the search, Depu- in Meador's front pants ties discovered over .pocket. Upon question- five pounds of crystal lng, Meador told Mack meth inside a stove in that it contained his mar- the back of the pickup. ijuana. During a subse- According to Hender- quent search of the case the deputy also found Meador BISee page 6B Henderson County Rainbow Room Duck Race II The News Photo/Pearl Csntrell A young visitor is all eyes to see the parade of decorated rubber ducks in a fundraiser supporting the Henderson County Rainbow Room held at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Sept. 23. See more on 3A Special to The News ATHENSLC 'rtified Nurse Aides high demand, and :f0r those , o ~, interested m beginning a medical career, CNA training isa great way to jump start your career. Trinity Valley Com- munity College Con- tinuing and Workforce Education department announces a fall CNA course to be held on the Athens campus, begin- ning with orientation on Oct. 20, Those who pass the course are eligible to partieil te in the , ta e of Texas Certification exam. Tuition is $713, plus additional expenses in- eluding a watch, shoes, gait belt, stethoscope, certified background, scrubs and books. Ahigh school diploma is not required, but students must be performing at a 10th grade literacy level to be eligible to test. TVCC and the East Texas Workforce Board collaborate to assist those who qualify to receive services that improve their literacy skills. Residents of Henderson, Anderson and Van Zandt counties who have minor chil.. dren at home and receive some sort of assistance (Medicaid, SNAP, CHIP, Free/Reduced Lunches) may qualify for advising and help with supplies, books, tuition and other services. For more information on assistance available, contact the TANF of- rice at (903) 675-2675. To register, call TVCC continuing Education at (903) 675-6212 or email , /RINIJ5 ~,XlJA;'~ C05~31i NII~ {;OIJ,E',,L Move nearly complete to North Highway 19 1. J By Russell Slaton The News Correspondent ATHENS-Ath- ens Rotary members heard details about the move by the Henderson County HELP Center and Maggie's House/ Edith Books Child Ad- vocacy Center to North Highway 19, during the club's weekly luncheon Sept. 22. Tile Henderson County HELP Center and Maggie's House/ FUTURE HOME OF THE HELP CENTER - HILD The News Photo/Russell Slaton Athens Rotary Club hosted several guests Sept. 23, including Sheila TheNewsPhoto/RussellSlaton Davis (left to right) of the Henderson County HELP Center/Child Edith Books Child Ad-The soon-to-be home of the Henderson County HELP Center/ Advocacy Center, Rotary District 5830 assistant district governor vocacy Center supportEdith Books Child Advocacy Center on North Highway 19 (N. from Wills Point, Herschel LyBrand, and executive director of children who have suf- Palestine) was the subject ofdiscussion during Sept. 22'sAthens Henderson County HELP Center/Child Advocacy Center, Leslie fered abuse and neglect Rotary Club meeting, which featured HELP Center Executive Saunders. Guests were welcomed by Athens Rotary president with a family advocate Director Leslie Saunders. Mike Matchael (right). ; to assist them through the court process, and well as the United Way Henderson County house square, which Housing Authority will tied between the two provide counseling for Help Line, which can be Courthouse in 1987. they has occupied for continue to occupy one buildings being prepared the child victim andreached by dialing 211 The organization an-about a quarter-century, of the buildings, for use, as a private non-offending care- on telephones, nounced earlier thisThe new property pur- Leslie Saunders, ex-place for those dealing givers. Also offeredThe child advocacy summer that it was chased by_ the center ecutive director of the with the complex is- are programs dealingorganizations have roots moving from its current consists of t ee build- HELP Center, said the sues addressed by the with mental health and in that United Way Help location at 309 Royall, ingstoratotalofl0,000 property would include .... pregnancy in schools as Line established at the just east of the court- square feet. The Athens a serenity garden, nes- " g~ pa_.._ ge 4A For Your i - I ........ Advertising Needs Karla Dunson (903)887-4511 II+