James Melvin “Red” Shadow

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James Melvin “Red” Shadow, Sr., 72, of Lumberton, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014. He was born July 14, 1941 in Jena to the union of his parents, Lula Mae Evans and John Wilson Shadow. He was born at the family home, as a surprising twin. Red served in the United States Air Force after high school as a mechanic. While in the service, he married Rita Karaba, in Coeur d’alene, Idaho, in 1965, and daughter, Sharon, was born during this time. Upon discharge, they moved to Wisconsin where their three sons were born, James, Jr., Tony and Steven. After several years, the family moved to Lumberton in 1978 where Red worked for the United States Post Office in Beaumont, Texas, as a vehicle mechanic for the next 30-plus years. Red never met a stranger and was eager to help anyone in need. He especially enjoyed his morning breakfast at the Lumberton Waffle House and loved his “ladies” there. He was very proud of all his grandchildren and delighted in all their activities. He really loved hunting and fishing. A gathering of Mr. Shadow’s family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m., with a funeral service at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, June 19, 2014, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, June 20, at Magnolia Cemetery in the Magnolia Community, south of Jena. Survivors include his children, Sharon Pintsch and husband Keith of Kerrville, TX; James M. Shadow, Jr. and his companion, Roxanne Carwile of Festus, MO; Tony Shadow and wife Amie of Jena, and Steven Shadow and wife Mindy of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Amber Pintsch of Kerrville, James, III, Cody, Faith, Grace and Hunter Shadow, all of Missouri; Caitlin Shadow of Houston; Victoria and Lexi Shadow, both of Jena; and Aaron and Delaney Shadow, both of Houston; twin brother, John Elvin Shadow and wife Lynette of Lufkin, TX; sister, Linda Waggoner and husband Grady of Hot Springs, AR; aunt, Bertha Morace of Jena; and numerous nieces, nephews and caring friends. Administration. In this deal, memorialized by new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, the President’s captive trading partner is the American economy. In exchange for new regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants mandated from DC, the American economy will spend $50 billion a year between now and 2030, according to a study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This is a trade that we do not need to wait long to see who got the better end of the deal. The U.S. Chamber study went on to state that these  carbon regulations would lead to 224,000 fewer American jobs each year, increased electric costs by $289 billion through 2030, and lower total disposable U.S. income by $586 billion over that same time period. All the while, other countries will continue to talk a big game on climate while they do little more than watch the U.S. take self-imposed steps to bring our hard fought economic prowess back to the pack. These trades come on the heels of other one-sided deals by this Administration, such as the time we traded our market- based healthcare industry for a government-driven model and the time we dealt our strong position with Russia in exchange for a weak one. A lopsided trade can be fun in sports when you are on the better end of the stick, and even if not, it can be overcome with a little time, patience and luck. When it comes to America’s economic and national security, the novelty of analyzing and debating risky trades is not nearly as fun. Our nation’s team, made up of the American people, is strong, resilient, and capable of playing at an extremely high level. At a minimum, we just need management to stop making harmful trades that strengthens our competition. Ideally, it is time for the President to make a one-sided deal in our favor, so that the American people can finally be empowered to lead us out of this lingering recession. The solution is obvious. Next time, the President should simply propose a one-sided deal with his hometown Chicago Cubs. If history is any judge, I know we can pull a fast one on them. 
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