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#60859 - 11/09/05 12:25 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
james holt Offline
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Registered: 03/30/04
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Bob and Debbie our prayers are with you as well as anything we can do to help.

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#60860 - 11/09/05 01:16 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
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Bob and Debbie,
Bob was there for me on the forum nearly immediately when I first reached out but a month ago. I dare say that I will likely be incapable of returning the favor to help mitigate the disaster that the Lusks have just suffered...but...I offer prayers and the best heart-felt wishes for your recovery. As a Pond Boss rookie, I remain steadfast and available for any support I can offer.
Brettski
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#60861 - 11/09/05 01:28 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Jim Courtney Offline
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 41
Loc: Batson, Texas
Bob, our family is praying for yours. Good luck and let us know how we can help. Jim

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#60862 - 11/09/05 02:50 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Ross Baker Offline
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Registered: 06/16/05
Posts: 173
Loc: Georgetown, TX
Bob, my thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. I am heartened to see/hear your resolve in that this will only be a "bump" on life's highway. Your family is the only thing that truly irreplaceable.
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#60863 - 11/09/05 03:19 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Shorty Offline
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Glad to hear no one was hurt.
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#60864 - 11/09/05 03:36 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
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Anybody even remotely aware of Bob Lusk and what he stands for, knows for a fact that he and his family will use their faith and strength to rebuild even better and stronger than ever. Some of your words in the magazine have inspired us, Bob, to bigger and better things in our lives. You've had an impact on us all and we hope you can draw on our support for anything you ever need.
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#60865 - 11/09/05 04:09 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
ewest Offline
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The measure of a man is not how many times he gets knocked down, but that he gets up one more time than he gets knocked down --John Wayne

No doubt that the Lusk family ,like Jonn Wayne, will get up one more time than it gets knocked down. The question is will we , the forum members do our part to support the Lusk family ,who have given us so much and asked only in return that we care about and respect each other in our actions toward one another.

Sir Winston Churchill --

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm

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Until we get further direction , prayers and words of encouragement are the least we can do.

ewest
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#60866 - 11/09/05 05:52 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Jim Hudson Offline
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I can only echo what others have said about you and your family Bob. I'm very thankful your family is safe. I admire your spirit and extend to you our prayers as well. You've been most helpful to me over the years and patiently answered questions when I needed help.

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#60867 - 11/09/05 06:52 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Ric Swaim Offline
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Registered: 04/24/03
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My thoughts & prayers are with you. You are already blessed that no one was hurt.

I always try to look at a set back like this as an oportunity to make things better. Looks like you're already moving in that direction.

You have lots of friends here to lean on.
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#60868 - 11/09/05 09:06 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
will Offline
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Registered: 07/14/03
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Texas
Ditto; and my prayers also , Remeber The Good Lord will never put you though more than what your able to handle.

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#60869 - 11/09/05 09:20 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
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Registered: 09/10/04
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Loc: Weatherford, Tx
Bob you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. From the sermon on the mount " Do not be Anxious--Don't worry--Don't fret--
Be at peace--Trust God--He will not desert you--God will see you through."

We have much to be thankful for--

Tentmaker

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#60870 - 11/09/05 09:20 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Big Jake Offline
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Registered: 11/12/03
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Loc: MIDLAND GA
I dont know what to say that hasent already been said. Thank the Lord that everyone is safe as all material posessions can be replaced. You have many praying for you and your family.

God Bless

Jake

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#60871 - 11/09/05 09:46 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
zhkent Offline
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Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 229
Loc: Burlington, Kansas
Bob,
Very sorry to hear of the loss of your home.
Very happy to hear no one was injured.
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#60872 - 11/09/05 11:12 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Dudley Landry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/03
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Condolences are fine, but a check, however small, would help more. My pittance goes in to the Pond Boss office tomorrow.
So sorry about your loss, Bob.

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#60873 - 11/10/05 08:48 AM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
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Good point Dudley. I'll follow suit.
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#60874 - 11/10/05 12:24 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Chad Fikes Offline
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Registered: 09/18/05
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Loc: Whitesboro, TX
Thank you everyone. I'm new to this business but I am Bob's fisheries biologist for Texoma Hatchery, I've been working for him for about a month. Your support in these trying times means a lot to the family. The support from the Pond Boss community and the local community has been tremendous. I just wanted to take the oppurtunity to say thank you to everyone.
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#60875 - 11/10/05 12:39 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Bruce Condello Offline
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Chad, do you know if there is any particular type of supply that would benefit Bob and his family at this time?
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#60876 - 11/10/05 02:24 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
ken Offline
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Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 350
Loc: ohio
Bob, real sorry to hear of your loss. thank God everybody is ok.
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#60877 - 11/10/05 08:02 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
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Bob, Your faith has made you strong and it will help you through this tribulation.
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#60878 - 11/10/05 10:12 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Chad Fikes Offline
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Registered: 09/18/05
Posts: 121
Loc: Whitesboro, TX
Thank you Bruce and everyone else. Right now I don't think there is much anyone can do. Keeping the Lusk's in your thoughts and prayers will help. If there is something that the Pond Boss community can do I will let you know.
Again Thank You.
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#60879 - 11/10/05 10:23 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
ewest Offline
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Chad :

Check with Cathy at the office. All hold off for a couple of days and we will know more about what we can do. We will have an opportunity to help. ewest
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#60880 - 11/11/05 09:12 AM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Dave Willis Offline

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Registered: 09/09/02
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Thanks, Chad. We'll count on you for updates.
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From Bob Lusk: Dr. Dave Willis passed away January 13, 2014. He continues to be a key part of our Pond Boss family...and always will be.

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#60881 - 11/11/05 01:21 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
Marty A. Offline
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Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 2
Loc: Gordonville, TX
I'm normally a lurker on this forum, but also one of Bob's neighbors on Maverick Drive, in Gordonville, TX.

I was with Bob for a short time during the fire watching an army of volunteer fire fighters trying to save his home while 20-30 MPH winds were working against the effort. Bob was debating whether or not to grant a TV interview while all of this was going on, & was incredibly stoic.

Two days later, all that's left is a lone 2 1/2 story stone fireplace/chimney, & other still smoldering debris. Following is an article from our local paper on the fire:

"Local News
Sherman Herald Democrat

By Mary Jane Farmer

GORDONVILLE - A Grayson County family has been burned out of its home, another in a series of home fires during the last month in Fannin and Grayson counties that destroyed residences and left people homeless.

Tuesday's fire was at 602 Maverick, a cul de sac off FM 901 and north of Whitesboro. Officials said the Bob Lusk family hadn't lived there a long time, but lost many of their memorabilia to the fire. The residents at home got out to safety, including their dog, and Bob Lusk returned while firefighters were attempting to extinguish the fire. The home collapsed. Lusk's family at the home consists of his wife, two young teen-agers, and, at the time of the fire, a toddler grandchild was also there.

The heaviest flames were coming out the roof when firefighters arrived, said Jeff Patterson of the Whitesboro Fire Department, who acted as incident commander.

Firefighters at the scene said that what the builder used for insulation is what continued to fuel flames in spite of their efforts. They found that straw bales had been placed in the thick walls' cavities, causing flames to spread more rapidly than expected. Patterson explained that because of the straw, the flames could spread downward.

Gordonville Fire Department was the lead agency. Helping were firefighters from other volunteer agencies, including Collinsville, Whitesboro, Southmmayd, Sadler, Sherwood Shores, Callisburg, and Gunter, Lebanon and Wills-Po, Okla. Other agencies, like Tioga FD and Sherman FD stood by in those towns to cover them.

With the lack of immediately available fire hydrants, Patterson said they got about 120,000 gallons of water out of a pond behind the house. They also used another approximate 15,000 gallons shuttled in by the aiding agencies' tankers, who dumped their transported water into a makeshift tank. Doing those shuffles allowed them to keep a steady water supply on hand.

It took several hours to extinguish the fire, and Gordonville firefighters stayed on scene until nearly dawn, watching for and putting out flare-ups. Even Wednesday afternoon, smoke coming out showed that there was still smoldering in the rubbish piles, a situation firefighters kept a vigilance on for everyone's safety.

Patterson said they returned Wednesday afternoon and were able to find some of the family's pictures in the ashes. Also, Whitesboro FD's chaplain, Brother Hart, went to the scene to talk and counsel with the family during the turmoil, as did the Lusks' own minister, Patterson said.

The cause and origin will be determined by the insurance agency, Patterson said.

The American Red Cross is helping the Lusk family and anyone who wants to assist can contact the Red Cross."

I contacted the Red Cross helping Bob, & if you wish to make a donation that is designated for him
it should be sent to:

American Red Cross
2527 Hwy 691
Denison, TX 75020

Make sure that you send a cover note stating who the donation is for, and that your check memo reads: "For Bob Lusk Family of Gordonville, TX" They assured me that, with that notation, 100% of the donation will go to Bob.

Please feel free to contact the Grayson County Chapter of the American Red Cross directly if you have any questions: 903-465-1330.

The Anderson family prays for yours Bob, & we offer any assistance we can to you & your family.

Marty Anderson

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#60882 - 11/11/05 07:16 PM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
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I talked to Cathy at the PB office. She is checking on several matters and should let us know on Monday what is the best way for us to help. We do not need to do something that will duplicate what is already covered or is not needed by Bob's family. Let's give Cathy and the Lusk's till then to tell us what is best. ewest
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#60883 - 11/12/05 09:19 AM Re: Bob's Family needs prayers
deaner Offline
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Registered: 03/19/04
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Loc: wiggins mississippi
My prayers are with you as I realize this is a very difficult time to say the least. Prayers are helpful and will be answered.
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