Trezha Malam, daughter of Charlie and Lisa Malam of Houston, married Duane Whitaker July 31 in Estes Park, Colo.

Imogene Sutton and Dan Wilson of Wolf Lake, Ill., spent the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2 in Houston. They attended Sutton’s 65 th class reunion, the breakfast Saturday at the Houston Senior Center, a luncheon at Miller’s Grill and the mixer Saturday after at the Houston High School Gym. They also attended the homecoming parade on Friday.

Albert and Romona Fleshman of South Carolina spent Oct. 1 and 2 in Houston visiting en route to Tuscan, Ariz., to spend the winter. Albert attended his Houston High School class of ’51 reunion on Saturday.

Riley Buttress, daughter of Dr. Bryan and Jeannine Buttress of Summersville, participated in the Third Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Fiddle Contest Sept. 17 at the historic home in Mansfield. Riley won first place in the Pee Wee Division.

Trezha Malam and Duane Whitaker were married July 31 at an outdoor chapel, The OverLook, at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo. She is the daughter of Charlie and Lisa Malam of Houston. Several family and friends from the Houston area attended the ceremony.

Eric Brawley of Summersville took second place in the street trucks division Sept. 24 at the Raymondville Volunteer Fire Department truck pull. The proceeds from the event will go toward replacement of a department fire truck.

Jennifer Goff of Houston to attended the Joyce Meyer Ministries Love Life Women’s Conference Oct. 1 at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.


Q: What happens when you cross a shark with a cow?

A: I don’t know but I wouldn’t milk it.


Easy Apple Dumplings


1 Green Apple (Granny Smith or Golden Delicious)

1 tube (8 oz.) Crescent Rolls

1 stick unsalted butter, melted

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ground Cinnamon (to taste)

1/2 cup lemon lime soda (Sprite or Mountain Dew work good)


1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

2. Peel and core apple and cut into 8 slices.

3. Unroll tube of crescent rolls and separate into 8 pieces.

4. On each roll, sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and add one apple slice.

5. Roll it up in a nice little bundle.

6. Continue with remaining 7 rolls the same way.

7. Spray an 8-inch square pan with nonstick spray and Place all 8 dumplings into pan.

8. Mix together melted butter with sugar and vanilla and pour over crescent rolls.

9. Pour soda around the edges of the crescent rolls and sprinkle tops with cinnamon.

10. Bake in preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes.

11. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

(Double the recipe in a 9 x 13 pan for 8 servings)

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