E-T Staff Report Highway Patrol Trooper Clint Cole, of De Leon, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This will be his second battle with the cancer. His doctors at Seton Hospital in Austin have stated that he will need a stem cell transplant. His chemotherapy will be four days a week, every three weeks for four months. Trooper Cole has been with DPS since 2003. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children, a son, Cade, 13, and two daughters, Chloe, 10, and Carrissa, 9. Trooper Cole served our country as a Marine from 1988 until 1998. He is the son of Clifford and Verlee Cole of Huckabay.

To help defray medical expenses and travel to and from Austin, a hamburger benefit and silent auction will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Holiday Inn at 2865 W. Washington in Stephenville from 4-7 p.m. If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction, it can be brought to the Department of Public Safety (850 East Road, Stephenville) beside Hard 8 Bar-B-Q.

Plans are also being made for a raffle. Raffle prizes will include a Remington 700 30-06 Rifle, Model 700 LSS (laminate stainless steel) bolt-action and a television. The drawing will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22.

Monetary donations can be made to the Clint Cole Fund at First Financial Bank, P.O. Box 998, Stephenville, TX 76401.

For more information, call Sgt. Danny Briley at 254-965-5928.