Kemp BPA students place at
regionals, advance to state
Special to The Monitor
KEMP–The Business Professionals of America student members from Kemp
High School did an outstanding job competing at regional BPA competition
at North Garland High School Jan. 24.
Twenty-four out of 34 students placed. Nine are advancing to state, with
three competing in more than one event.
First place winners were:
• Christian McGaha, advanced office systems and procedures (advances to
• Britney Floyd, basic office systems and procedures (advances to
• Taylor McFarlin, keyboarding (advances to state), and
• Christian McGaha, Barrett Smith, Matt Betts and Chris Malone,
administrative support team (this team advances to state for the second
Second place winners were:
• Hailey Stovall, integrated office applications (advances to state) and
• Matt Betts, desktop publishing (advances to state).
Third place winners were:
• Kaleigh Morton, database applications (advances to state) and
• Chris Malone, Java programming (advances to state).
Fourth place winners were:
• Taylor McFarlin and Celia Vaquera, administrative support team,
• Josey Villanueva, advanced office procedures,
• Susy Villanueva, database applications, and
• Samantha Hulick, fundamental spreadsheet applications.
Fifth place winners were Hannah Carpenter, extemporaneous speech, and
Shannon Shipp, fundamental spreadsheet applications.
Sixth place winners were Brittany Cullifer, Pam Harris, Brittany Roberts
and Jordan Shumway, economic research team, Meagan Lacy, fundamental
word processing, Matt Wakeland, keyboarding production, and Barrett
Smith, management-marketing-human relations.
All the participants in the competitive events were Johnnie Kilgore,
Sarah Lamb, Kayleigh Morton, Mathaniel Betts, Chris Malone, Christian
McGaha, Barrett Smith, Taylor McFarlin, Celia Vaquera, Josie Villanueva
and Stevie Stephenson.
Also, Abraham Gonzalez, Britney Floyd, Susy Villanueva, Chris Medellin,
Kylie Goswick, Brittany Cullifer, Pamela Harris, Brittany Roberts,
Jordan Shumway and Hannah Carpenter.
Also, Samantha Hulick, Shannon Shipp, Chloe McNair, Meagan Lacy, Adriana
Guzman, Hailey Stovall, Eddie Villanueva and Matt Wakeland.
Kemp High School Business Professionals of America students gather as a
following Regional competition at North Garland High School Jan. 24.
Kemp High School Business Pro-fessionals of America students who won
at the Regional BPA competition gather for a photo.
SPCA gets custody of hoarded
Special to The Monitor
WILLS POINT–At a Jan. 30 hearing, Van Zandt County Justice of the Peace
Scott Shinn granted the SPCA of Texas custody of 185 animals seized Jan.
Shinn also ordered plaintiff Richard Delfeld to pay $10,000 in
restitution to the SPCA.
Delfeld admitted he was responsible for the animals’ care and that the
animals did not have adequate shelter.
Only a small number of animals had tarp or plywood over their cages to
protect them from the elements. Furthermore, though food and water were
found on-site, it appeared the animals had not been fed and watered
Necropsies on many of the animals showed they had died of starvation.
“I’ve ordered a forfeiture to the SPCA of Texas. For the animals’ sake,
this is the best option,” Shinn said.
Animals will begin to be available for adoption noon Friday, Feb. 6, at
the SPCA’s Dallas shelter at the Dealey Animal Care Center, 362 S.
Industrial Blvd. and at the Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney at 8411
Stacy Rd./FM 720. Their telephone number is (214) 742-7722.
When sheriff’s deputies performed a welfare check at the residence of an
elderly man living at a rural property Jan. 25, they found an elderly
man in need of medical care. The man was taken by ambulance to the
hospital, and officers arrested Delfeld, who identified himself as the
Further investigation discovered 185 live animals and more than 70 dead
animals on the property in various filthy pens, enclosures and cages.
The live animals included 65 goats, 61 dogs, 20 chickens, 13 rabbits,
nine ducks, six geese, three sheep, three turkeys, two cats, two guineas
and one llama.
The dead animals included at least 30 rabbits and 27 goats.
Delfeld was arrested for endangerment of an elderly/disabled individual,
and also may face charges of animal cruelty.
The SPCA was called in to seize the live animals, with most transported
to the Perry Animal Care Center.
To help the SPCA of Texas fund future rescues like this one, and to
support its other programs and services, please visit
Mom arrested for endangering tots
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Jan. 28, Henderson County Drug Enforcement Unit investigators
Jody Miller, Kenny Collard and Ronny Halbert received information of a
possible methamphetamine laboratory at a residence on Deer Walk Street
in Gun Barrel City.
After further investigation, the DEU investigators, accompanied by Gun
Barrel City Sgt. Patrick Johnson, went to the residence.
On arrival, officers learned the meth lab had been moved to another
residence on Deer Walk.
They also learned the suspect, with a 2-year-old male and a 4-year-old
female, were found walking down the street, barely clothed, earlier in
the day. A neighbor had taken them in from the cold.
Investigators went to the other residence and found chemicals and items
used to manufacture methamphetamine, including ammonia stored in an
The mother of the children, Alicia Johns, white female, 24, was placed
under arrest and charged with endangering a child.
Investigation into manufacturing methamphetamine is continuing, with
other arrests probable, Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt reported in a
prepared news release issued Jan. 29.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Nelson. I am a
beautiful male Dachshund. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. So far, I seem pretty laid back
and gentle. I am a wonderful boy looking for my new forever
My name is Oreo. I am a beautiful
female black Lab. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I seem to get along with other
dogs. I need help with leash training. I have been started on my
shots and need to be fixed. I am a beautiful girl looking for my
We are a whole litter of Shepherd
mix babies. We were brought to the shelter by animal control, so
we have no history. We have been started on our first set of
shots. We are good kids looking for our new forever homes.
I am a beautiful Border Collie,
who is four months old, or so. I was brought to the shelter by
animal control, so I have no history. I have not been at the
shelter long, so not much is known about me. I am a beautiful
kid looking for a new home.
Pictured are just a few
animals at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven
Points in dire need of a good home. Please call or stop by the
Humane Society today and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is located on 10220
County Road 2403 in
Seven Points. For more information, please call (903) 432-3422
after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
For further information
visit our website at