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1st tax abatement granted in Azle BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN A new tax abatement policy within the city of Azle has already proved its value. The policy was adopted by the Azle city council on March 19. During the Azle city council meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 5, a public hearing was conducted to receive public input before the council approved an ordinance establishing Reinvestment Zone No. 1 in the city for the purpose of property tax abatement. Both the adoption of the tax abatement policy as well as creation of the reinvestment zone were necessary in order for the city to adopt a property tax abatement with any company going forward. Integrated Machinery Solutions (IMS), LLC and RS3 Holdings, LLC (related companies) submitted an application for property tax abatement on July 15. The council adopted a property tax abatement between the city, IMS and RS3 Holdings during the same meeting. The abatement grants a 50 percent reduction in property tax due the city of Azle from the two companies for five years beginning Jan. 1, 2014. In return for the tax break, IMS/RS3 has agreed to provide approximately This injured deer just $2 million in building(s) and improvements to the 55-acre tract it recently purwanted to get away after chased between Ashwood and Richardson Streets, with frontage on SH 199. jumping through a plate The location is just east of Allsup’s convenience store on SH 199 at the westglass window and being ern edge of Azle. trapped in a church for IMS/RS3 also promises to employ a minimum of 50 people during the course several minutes. of the abatement period, although company founders Rick Reeves and Stephen Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman Bond anticipate that number will double before the five-year abatement expires. IMS is an engineering, design and manufacturing company established in 2009 by Reeves and Bond. The company has grown from four employees and annual revenues of $200,000 at that time to more than 50 employees and anticipated revenue of more than $10 million in 2013. IMS focuses its business on engineering consulting services, contract manufacturing and custom equipment design, and manufacturing. BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN The local hairstylist was riding alone – his buddy had The business employs engineers, skilled laborers, and office personnel. Reeves and Bond, who both were present at the Nov. 5 city council meeting, Johnny Hukill says he’s always been taught to watch out experienced a blowout that prevented him from coming along that day – westbound on Southeast Parkway (SH 199 also expressed their interest in working with the Azle Independent School Dis- for cars when riding his bicycle. trict’s industrial arts program to provide training and the possibility of future “I guess now I know I should be looking out for deer, service Road) about 9 a.m. Monday. jobs to Azle High School students. too,” Hukill said Tuesday. PLEASE SEE BREAK-IN, PAGE 5A.

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Optimists honor AISD students The Optimist Club of Azle’s 35th Annual Youth Appreciation Banquet was held Thursday, Nov. 7, at Forte Junior High School. Following the posting of colors and Pledge of Allegiance led by Boy Scout Troop 175, Optimist President Joe Lieb kicked off the presentations with opening remarks and then turned the program over to president-elect Edwin Newton, who emceed the awards. Students honored at this year’s banquet included: Hannah Huling and David Mahlmann, Azle High School Taelar Bowman and Spencer Roberts, Azle Junior High Ainsley McDonald-Boyer and Andrew Lutz, Santo Forte Junior High Logan McKelvey and Johnathan Lester, Azle Elementary Sierra Craig and Dorian Evans, Hoover Elementary Lauren Giles and Sammy Reyes, Cross Timbers Elementary Leah North and Chris Lee, Liberty Elementary Brenna Ingle and Brinson Sharp, Walnut Creek Elementary Rylie Gatlin and Braxton Richardson, Silver Creek Elementary Eva Marx and Westin Wyatt, Eagle Heights Elementary Club members were reminded of

the Optimist Creed, which was read by Todd Smith. Over the past 35 years, the Optimist Club of Azle has honored more than 710 kids at its annual Youth Appreciation Banquets. Another 622 students have been recognized through the club’s Young Texan/Texanne program. The club has given more than $324,000 in college scholarships to more than 265 Azle High School graduates and over $46,500 to purchase Christmas presents for more than 1,950 elementary school children. The club has raised more than $65,000 through its last 12 annual Penny Race pro- The Azle Optimist Club honored 20 students, representing each of the AISD’s campuses, during its 35th Annual grams which benefited Youth Appreciation Banquet held Thursday, Nov. 7, at Forte Junior High School. Photo courtesy of Azle Optimist Club local charities and $70,000 to other local youth clubs and common interest with the members of assure a better tomorrow. children of Azle (Azle Contact club president Joe Lieb at the Optimist Club of Azle. Pastoral Counseling Center, Azle ISD local youth related causes. Those with a genuine concern for The club feels that support and (817) 905-9095 for information on Food Backpack program, Community Caring Center) and has given over the youth in our community share a guidance for the youth of today will becoming an Optimist Club member.

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Azle Lake Run Young and old, large and small leaped from the starting line of the Azle Lake Run early Saturday morning, Nov. 9.

NEWS DIGEST AML offers reading event Nov. 14 Families with children enrolled in Azle ISD are invited to learn how to get the most out of the Accelerated Reader program, with hands on learning. Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6:307:30 p.m. in the Azle Memorial Library’s Community Room, Deborah Giegoldt, AISD Elementary Librarian, and Nancy Novak, Azle Memorial Library Children’s Services Librarian, will show families how AR can help children’s reading skills grow. Cookies and lemonade will be served. For more information, call the library at 817-444-7216 and ask for Nancy.

EML group annual meeting Nov. 14 Save Eagle Mountain Lake (SEML) will host the SEML 2013 Annual Meeting at the Lighthouse Fellowship Church located at 2700 Robertson Road in Fort Worth Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm. Following dinner, brief updates will be provided by SEML as well as Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD). In addition, Mr. Hal Sparks, founder of SEML and past board member of TRWD will be recognized for his many years of community service. Part of this year’s agenda will be the presentation of a grant to an Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD teacher for continuing work on creating environmental learning opportunities for students. For more information, email comments@seml.org.

Kids’ night out Nov. 15 at Forte JH Azle and Hoover Elementary fifth and sixth graders are invited to a Kids’ Night Out at Forte Junior High Nov.15. Movies, games, face painting, and photos with friends are just some of the activities planned from 6-9 p.m. The entry fee is $5 and a

concession stand will be available. The event benefits the Azle Math and Science Team Booster Club.

Can goods collected until Nov. 15 Azle Junior High, for the fifth year in a row, once again will work with Inasmuch Food Pantry in collecting food for Thanksgiving meals. Instant potatoes, stuffing mixes, pudding mixes, chicken broth, cranberry sauce, and canned vegetables will be accepted at AJH, 201 School Street, through Friday, Nov. 15. Cash is also accepted.

Caring Center seeks volunteers The Community Caring Center and food bank is in need of volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of people in the community who find themselves in need. Contact the center, located at 317 Commerce Street in Azle, by calling 817-270-2962. The Community Caring Center is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-12 noon; and Thursdays 4-7 p.m.

GriefShare focuses on holidays First Baptist Church Castle Hills, 401 Beverly Road in Azle, will host a “Surviving the Holidays Seminar” Saturday, Nov. 16. The event focuses on helping those who are grieving make it through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The 10 a.m.-noon program comes through GriefShare with a $10 fee that includes a workbook. For more information, contact Lonnie Hamel at 817-5003283 or at lfh246@gmail.com. More information is available at www.griefshare.org/holidays.

Volunteers for the Azle Lake Run were stationed around the course to provide water for the runners.

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Attic Reruns collects food for Caring Center Attic Reruns, a resale shop run by an all-volunteer staff and whose proceeds directly benefit Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, is collecting food in support of Azle’s Community Caring Center. Bring a can of food to Attic Reruns, located at 714 Southeast Parkway, and you will be eligible to win a $10 gift certificate for the store as well as an extra 10 percent off your total purchase. An Attic Reruns spokesperson said every can brought in entitles the donor to another opportunity to win and to receive an additional 10

percent off purchases – up to a maximum of 50 percent. A total of ten $10 gift certificates totaling $100 will be given away as part of the drive. A drawing for the gift certificates will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. No purchase is required to be entered in the drawing and winners do not have to be present to win – they will be notified by phone. All canned goods will be donated to the food pantry at the Community Caring Center in Azle. Attic Reruns is open Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

AHS quartet earns Rotary Student of the Month honors BY MARK K. CAMPBELL Four Azle High School seniors were named Rotary Students of the Month at the club’s Nov. 7 meeting. Recognized for their exceptional efforts were Randy Cross, Taylor Anderson, Candice Ortiz, and Wesley Wise. Cross scored a rare 5 on his AP Chemistry test and hopes to pursue that scholastic route in his collegiate career. Naming math and science his favorite subjects, Cross said he plans on attending the University of Texas at Austin for a chemical engineering degree. At AHS, Cross loads up in Advanced Placement courses and has won a slew of awards in several AP classes. When not studying or volunteering, Cross works with his father restoring old vehicles at their home. Anderson said she will seek a sportscasting degree at the one university she has eyed since her youth, UT-Austin. She participated in several sports at AHS in her underclassmen years, including softball, volleyball, and basketball. A member of the AHS Rotary-affiliated In-

teract Club, Anderson still plays softball – she was Academic All-District last season – while working on the high school yearbook and getting wild as a member of the Rowdies, a cheering squad. Ortiz wants to major in consumer psychology at Texas Tech after graduating from AHS. She is the current student body president and has been involved in school politics since her freshman year. Ortiz is the manager of the Dazzler dance team and is a member of PAL, Peer Assistance and Leadership. She also has participated in choir and drama. Away from AHS, Ortiz skeet shoots, snowboards, kayaks, and figure skates. Wise also scored a 5 on his AP Chemistry test; he is ranked No. 3 in GPA at AHS. He credits being focused and persistent for his high school successes. Wise plans on attending UT-Austin and majoring in chemical engineering; however, Texas A&M remains an option, too. Wise is a band member and part of the Marching Green Pride class that just placed higher at the state competition than any other in AHS history.

News From Azle City Hall We welcome your comments or suggestions on information you would like to see reported on this page, please call Azle City Hall, 817-444-2541, or email Administrative Assistant Debbie Clayton at dclayton@ci.azle.tx.us. Until next month……...

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG), the residue left over from cooking meats that hardens after it cools, can cause problems when poured down the drain and clog pipes in your home. Holiday cooking is fast approaching and here are a few simple rules to help you avoid unnecessary clogged drains and damage to the sewer system: DO!  Put oil/grease in covered collection containers.  Discard food scraps from dishes in the trash and dispose of properly. Avoid using your garbage disposal.  Wipe off excess oil/grease (cooled first) from dishes, pans, fryers and griddles. Then prewash dishes/pans in cold water before putting in dishwasher.  Cover kitchen sink with catch basket and empty in garbage can as needed  Cover floor drain with fine screen and empty in garbage can as needed. DON’T!  Don’t pour oil and grease down the drain  Don’t put food scraps down the drain  Don’t rinse off oil and grease with hot water. The Environmental Collection Center (ECC), located at 6400 Bridge Street in east Fort Worth, accepts turkey fryer oil and other cooking oils. The food oils are recycled to create bio-diesel fuel. The Center is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am - 7pm and on Saturdays from 9 am - 3 pm, and is FREE to Azle residents who show their utility bill! The Center is closed on City holidays. For more information, call the ECC at 817-392-3279 or visit www.fortworthgov.org/dem.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! The City of Azle currently has the following vacancies on its Boards and Commissions: • Traffic & Transportation – 2 open positions • Special Events Advisory Board – 2 open positions • Parks and Recreation Board – 2 open positions Information on each of the Boards and the Boards application can be found on the city’s website, www.cityofazle.org, under Government then Boards and Commissions. Please contact the City Secretary at 817-444-7101 or nzenk@ci.azle.tx.us if you are interested in serving.

Azle Memorial Library News and Events Winter Reading Program: The Azle Memorial Library is excited to announce our first ever Winter Reading Program, titled “Azle Reads”! Children, teens and adults who participate will have a chance to win one of several fantastic gift baskets—just for reading! Pick up a Winter Reading log at the Library Information Desk. Completed logs are due by December 30. Each participant can submit up to three logs and is eligible to attend the Winter Reading Celebration on January 2. More details can be found on the Library’s website. AR 101 Class for AISD Families: HOURS Thursday, November 14 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Families Azle Memorial Library with children enrolled in Azle ISD are invited to learn 333 W. Main Street how to get the most out of the Accelerated Reader Ph : 817/444-7216 program, with hands on learning. Presenters from Fax: :817/444-7064 AISD and the Azle Library will show families how Hours AR can help children's reading skills grow. RefreshMon / Wed / Fri ments will be served. For more information, please 9 am - 6 pm call the Library and ask for Nancy. Tues / Thurs Main Street Book Club: 9 am - 8 pm Adults of all ages are invited to join our discussion of Saturdays: 9 am-5 pm Herman Koch’s “The Dinner” on Tuesday, November (Extended) 19 at 6:00 p.m. Sundays: CLOSED

The November Rotary Students of the Month are (l-r) Randy Cross, Wesley Wise, Candice Ortiz, and Taylor Anderson. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

CALENDAR The Azle Writers Group, comprised of novice and experienced authors, meets from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. each first and third Tuesday at the Azle Memorial Library conference room, 321 West Main Street. For more information, call 817-444-7218. Attic Reruns, the resale shop operated by the Texas Health Azle Hospital

Auxiliary, is open Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with a selection of clothes for all ages, as well as kitchen and household items. The public is invited to come in and browse – all proceeds go to the Auxiliary to benefit the hospital. Donations are accepted on Mondays from 9 a.m.-noon. The phone number is 817-270-3690 and the address is 714 Southeast Parkway, across from Texas Health Azle Hospital

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Adult Holiday Craft Extravaganza: Tuesday, December 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This FREE class will feature several holiday themed crafts and is open to teens (13+) and adults of all ages. Please register at the Information Desk. Third Annual Cookie Exchange!: Monday, December 9 at 4:30 p.m. – What’s Cookin’ is celebrating the holidays with a cookie exchange! Please bring 2 dozen cookies and your recipe to share. How to Get a Library Card: Library cards are free and easy to acquire! Simply visit the Library Information Desk with the following to sign up: Adults ages 18+ need a Texas State driver’s license or ID, and proof of address. Children ages 5-17 are eligible for a library card as long as their parent or legal guardian accompanies them and also has a card. For more information about the Azle Memorial Library, please call 817-444-7216 or visit www.azlelibrary.org.

Leaf Collection Cool weather is here and leaves are beginning to fall. In order to stay on schedule and collect garbage on designated days, CWD will collect no more than 10 bags of leaves on your second collection day, along with your regular garbage. Any bags over that amount will be picked up on your next week’s second collection day. If you have any questions, please contact Community Waste Disposal at 817-795-9300.

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Police and Fire services will be available by calling 817-444-3221, or 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. For water or sewer emergencies, please call 817-444-3221.

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Community Waste Disposal will NOT run their regular residential garbage route on Thursday, November 28. Scan for more information on For Commercial accounts, front load what’s happening in the City of and roll off accounts will split between Azle or visit us at being serviced the day before and the www.cityofazle.org. day after the holiday.

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(Above) Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett stands among his fellow volunteers for the Azle Animal Shelter to present a proclamation designating the week of Nov. 3-9 Animal Shelter Appreciation Week in the city of Azle. Pictured accepting the proclamation are (l-r): Rhonda Braudis, Lori Bolt, Russ Braudis, Deanna Hargrove – Azle shelter kennel tech, Brundrett, Cathy Reilly and Karen King. (Upper Right) Joe Lieb, president of the Azle Optimist Club, accepts a proclamation from Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett designating Nov. 3-9 Youth Appreciation Week in the city of Azle. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property Code, ASH CREEK SELF STORAGE which is located at 117 LOCUST, AZLE, TEXAS 76020 will hold a public auction of property being sold to satisfy a landlord’s lien. Sale will be at 10:00 a.m. on November 23, 2013 at 117 LOCUST, AZLE, TEXAS 76020. Property will be sold to highest bidder for cash. Deposit for removal and cleanup may be temporarily required. Seller reserves right to not accept any bid and to withdraw property from sale. Property in each space may be sold item-by-item, in batches or by the space. Property being sold includes contents in spaces of following tenants, with brief description of contents in each space. TENANT’S COMPLETE NAME as shown on rental agreement: ELIZANDRO QUINONEZ, JR. - misc. and household; ANGIE FREY - misc. and household; BARBARA BERRY tools and misc.; B.J. DRENNAN - misc. and household; RICHARD MORGAN, JR. - toys, furniture and misc. appliances; CHRISTINE SQUIRES - household misc.; SAMUEL CAMPOS - clothing, misc. household, baby stuff; BRUCE BYRUM - furniture, household; ELDON JONES - tools, sporting goods, misc. construction equipment. ASH CREEK SELF STORAGE, 117 LOCUST, AZLE, TEXAS 76020, 817-444-3292. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property Code, A-Z STORAGE will hold a public auction of property being sold to satisfy a landlord’s lien. Sale will be from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 5824 Azle Avenue @ NW Loop 820, Lake Worth, Texas 76135. For more information call 817-237-7972. The terms are sealed bid for the contents of the unit. Darla Mikel Unit 120 - Household; Rene Weber Unit 125 - Auto. If all rent and collections costs are paid in full and the unit is empty before time of sale, sale will be void. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of WELDON COY WOOD, Deceased, were issued on November 6, 2013, in Cause No. 13P257, pending in the County Court of Parker County, Texas, to: LISA MICHELLE KISSELL. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: W. Faye Murphree, Attorney at Law 337 W. Main Street, Azle, Texas 76020 DATED the 6th day of November, 2013. W. FAYE MURPHREE, Attorney for Lisa Michelle Kissell State Bar No.: 00792710 337 W. Main Street, Azle, Texas 76020 Telephone: 817-270-0030; Facsimile: 817-270-0085 NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID SECTION 00020 INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that City of Azle (OWNER) will receive sealed Bids at City Hall until 11:00 a.m. local time on Thursday, December 5, 2013 for furnishing and delivery of the following: KERRY LANE WATERLINE IMPROVEMENTS Bids will be opened at 11:00 a.m. and read aloud publicly following the close of the Bid Period. Any Bid received after closing time will be returned unopened. Proposals may be modified or withdrawn at any time prior to the time set for opening Bids. No Bid results will be given by telephone. Bid opening results can be acquired upon request by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and written request to the City Secretary Norma Zenk. The Kerry Lane Waterline Improvements includes, but is not limited to, the installation of approximately 2,700 linear feet of 8” diameter water main along Kerry Lane and S.H. 199 right-of-way from S.H. 199 to Jackson Trail. Examination and Purchase of Documents: Contract Documents may be examined or purchase at the office of: Alan Plummer Associates, Inc., 1320 S. University Drive, Suite 300, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, Telephone (817) 806-1700, Facsimile (817) 870-2536, Attention: Brian Wright, P.E. Contract Documents may be examined or purchased during normal business hours beginning November 13, 2013. Bidder has the following options for purchasing Contract Documents: Bidder can purchase hardcopies for a non-refundable cost of $75 per half-size set. The cost of Contract Documents is not refundable. Submit check, cashier check or money order for payment. Cash will not be acceptable. Make checks payable to Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. Only complete sets of Contract Documents will be provided. Contract Documents are also on file at the following plan rooms. 1.) AGC/iSqFt Plan Room, 2.) D/FW Minority Business Council, 3.) McGraw Hill Construction Dodge Plan Room, 4.) North Texas Construction Report and Plan Room. Questions Regarding Bid Process or Bid Documents: Bidder should direct questions regarding distribution of Contract Documents for this Project to Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. Direct questions regarding design of the Project to Brian Wright. Written questions may be submitted by mail to the address shown above, or by e-mail to bwright@apaienv.com. Prebid Conference: One non-mandatory prebid conference will be held at the City of Azle, Texas City Hall at 613 SE Parkway, Azle, Texas on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Bid Requirements: Proposals shall be accompanied by either a Bid Bond from a surety satisfying the requirements specified below for the Performance Bond, Payment Bond and any other bonds set forth in the Contract Documents, or certified check upon a national or state bank in an amount not less than 5 percent (5%) of the total maximum bid price, payable without recourse to the City of Azle as a guarantee that the Bidder will within ten (10) days after Notice of Award enter into a Contract and furnish a Performance Bond, Payment Bond and any other bonds set forth in the Contract Documents upon the forms provided, each in the amount of 100 percent (100%) of the Contract price, from a surety licensed to conduct business in the state where the Project is located and named in the current list of “Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds” as published in Circular 570 (amended) by the Audit Staff Bureau of Accounts, U.S. Treasury Department. The surety shall have an “A” minimum rating of performance and a financial rating strength of five times the Contract price, all as stated in current “Best’s Key Rating Guide, Property-Liability.” Each Bond shall be accompanied by a “Power of Attorney” authorizing the attorney-in-fact to bind the surety, and shall be certified to include the date of the Bond. The CONTRACTOR shall utilize a surety company, which is authorized to do business in Texas in accordance with Art. 7.19-1. Bond of Surety Company; Chapter 7 of the Insurance Code. The City of Azle reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids or parts of Bids, to waive any formalities and technicalities and to accept the Bid most advantageous to the OWNER. No bid may be withdrawn until the expiration of one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from the date bids are opened. The OWNER’S source of funds for this CONTRACT is its own bonds or the capital improvements project general funds. Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be a party to this Invitation for Bids or any resulting contract. //s// Rick White, Director of Public Services Attest: Norma Zenk, TRMC, City Secretary

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

‘Azle Reads’ kicks off at Azle Memorial Library Reading is its own reward, but sometimes there are other perks, too. The Azle Memorial Library has announced its first-ever Winter Reading program, called “Azle Reads!” Children, teens and adults who participate will have a chance to win one of several gift baskets, just for reading. Pick up a Winter Reading Log at the library’s information desk. There are four different logs, based on age: preschool (ages 0-5); children (ages 6-8); children (ages 9-12); and teens and adults (ages 13 and up). Each log lists 10 genres. Read four books of your choice from four of the genres listed and submit your completed log. Each submitted log entitles you to a raffle ticket for one of several gift baskets. Every participant may submit up to three logs

and is eligible to attend the winter Reading Celebration on Jan. 2, 2014. All logs are due on or before Monday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted. Gift baskets for children include a Classic Toy Mix suitable for children age 0-7; a Craft Kit Extreme suitable for children 5-12; and Games! Games! Games! (suitable for children 8-12). Gift baskets for teens and adults include a Duck Dynasty Fanatic basket; Love to Cook featuring gourmet cooking supplies; Movie Madness with movie passes and snacks; Shopping Spree, a gift card assortment; and That’s A Wrap! gift wrap assortment. “Azle Reads” is sponsored by the city of Azle, Friends of the Azle Library, and the Azle Library Trust. If you have questions or need more information, a library staff member can assist you at any time.

Corley comes home to National Bank of Texas Break-in at church blamed on scared deer

A frightened 4-point buck jumped right through this window at Crossing Fellowship Church located at 1177 Southeast Parkway Monday morning. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

The newest employee of The National Bank of Texas hails from Azle. Jessica Corley, who has 19 years of banking experience, graduated from Azle High School in 1996. She headed to Fort Worth and continued her banking career – “I’ve always worked in banking” – but has now returned to Azle. That’s because in July she married fellow Azleite Justin Corley. “We decided to live in Azle,” she said. While in Fort Worth, Corley said she served as the president of a Rotary Club. So, when she returned to Azle, she joined its branch. “We had worked on projects together,” she recalled. Corley’s also a member of the Azle Optimist Club and has attended a Chamber of Commerce meeting already, too. “I’m plugging into the community,” she said. Corley said she was glad to return to Azle, that everyone here was “very welcoming. It’s nice to be here – it’s the friendliest community.”

Jessica Corley is the newest member of The National Bank of Texas. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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“I had just passed the Lutheran Church when two 4-point bucks came running up out of that creek bottom,” Hukill said. “But they were facing that wall, so they looked around and saw me, and then took off down the service road.” Then the pair jumped up onto the main highway lanes. One continued across the highway, but the second deer must have gotten scared by the cars, Hukill said. “He made a U-turn and almost took me out,” Hukill said. “I hit my brakes hard to keep from running into him, and the next thing I knew, he just smashed through that window.” That window was located at the Crossing Fellowship Church at 1177 Southeast Parkway in the Parkway Center. Pastor Corey Wynns says it’s the second time a deer has jumped through a window into the church he pastors. Hukill said a couple of ladies from a nearby

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business called 911, and he called Wynns. Azle Officer Richard Martinez arrived and he, Hukill and another man tried to herd, the frightened and injured deer outside. Using tables and chairs as shields to protect themselves from being stomped should the deer come their way, the trio opened a side door and a back door and after several minutes was able to shoo the critter outside. Freed from the building, the deer – sporting obvious injuries to its mouth and face from its close encounter with plate glass – ran back and forth along a wooden fence that runs along the back of the property. It scurried under the electric gate of an exclusive subdivision, where it got hung up for several minutes before struggling free and disappearing into the marshland. It’s a reminder to us all to beware as we’re driving – or cycling – because the cooler weather brings the deer out. And if you’ve lived in Azle long, you know... they’re everywhere.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Obituaries Jimmy Ray Hamm 1943 - 2013

Jimmy Ray Hamm, 70, a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at home surrounded by those who loved him. A visitation was held, Friday, Nov. 8, at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home, Springtown. Jimmy was born June 19, 1943, in Fort Worth to Robert and Bertha Harrington Hamm.

Survivors include his wife, Janice; son, Billy Hamm; daughters, Reva Cotton and husband, Sam and JoDanna Hall and husband, Eric; brothers, Robert and Richard Hamm; grandchildren, Michael Cotton and wife, Stephanie, Susan Cotton, Taylor Bouchillon and Clinton Hamm; and greatgrandchildren, Hailey, Sam and Jase. The Azle News, Nov. 13, 2013 Edition

Charles M. Walker 1935 - 2013

Charles M. Walker, 78, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Services were held Monday, November 11 at New Hope Baptist Church under the direction of White’s Azle Funeral Home. Interment: was in New Hope Cemetery. Charles was born February 18, 1935 in Bee House, Texas. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Ronnie and Rocky Walker; one brother; and one sister. Survivors include; Wife of 47 years, Delores Walker; children, Sandy Howard and husband, Dan, Sharon Pelham, Darla Vincent and husband, Danny, Teresa Cox and husband,

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Raymond, Joey Walker and wife, Sherry and Cindy Walker; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. The Azle News, Nov. 13, 2013 Edition

INSIDE DIGEST

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Nov. 3-9: Caleb Lyle Strickland, 31, of Boyd, was arrested Nov. 8 in the 400 block of The following offenses occurred or were reported Nov. 3-9, Beverly Road and charged with theft of property $1,500-20,000. He remained in 2013 and are being investigated by Azle Police detectives. custody as of Nov. 11 in lieu of $1,500 bond. If you have information regarding any of the incidents above, Adam David Reed, 28, of Azle, was arrested Nov. 8 in the 900 block of Boyd please contact the Azle Police Department at 817-444-3221. Road and charged with driving while intoxicated with an open container. He posted $2,500 bond and was released from the Azle jail. Cherria Fugitt, 24, was arrested Nov. 9 in the 800 block of Boyd Road and Nov. 3 ..... 800 block Boyd Road................................ Theft of property $500-1,500 charged with driving while intoxicated (blood alcohol content more than 0.15 per- Nov. 4 ..... 900 block Boyd Road................................ Criminal mischief $50-500 Nov. 6 ..... 800 block Southeast Parkway .................. Theft of property $1,500-20,000 cent). She posted $3,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail. An 18-year-old Azle man was arrested Nov. 3 in the 700 block of High Crest ................ 600 block Southeast Parkway .................. Forgery Drive and charged with public intoxication-minor. He was issued a citation and ................ 400 block Northwest Parkway .................. Theft less than $50 Nov. 7 ..... 700 block Boyd Road................................ Assault by threat later released from the Azle jail. A 46-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Nov. 4 in the 700 block of Nov. 8 ..... 1200 block Boyd Road.............................. Failure to give information/render aid Boyd Road, charged with theft of property $500-1,500. She was transported to ................ 500 block Dunaway .................................. Theft of property $500-1,500 the Parker County jail. A 70-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Nov. 4 in the 700 block of Boyd Road, charged with theft of property $500-1,500. She was transported to the Parker County jail. A 22-year-old Azle woman was arrested Nov. 8 in the 400 block of Northwest Parkway and charged with theft less than $50. She was issued a citation and released from the Azle jail. A 17-year-old Azle woman was arrested Nov. 9 in the 700 block of Boyd Road and charged with theft of property $50-500 enhanced. She posted $300 bond and was released from the Azle jail. Azle police performed 11 warrant arrests and investigated nine traffic accidents during the same week.

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1020 S.E. Parkway, Azle 817-237-4903 Sunday School .......................9:30 am Morning Worship .................10:30 am Sunday Evening Serv. ............6:00 am Wednesday Evening ...............7:00 pm Pastor: Tim Stevens

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 200 Church St., Azle • 817-444-3323 Morn. Worship ........ 8:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School .......................9:45 am Youth (UMYF) .........5:00 p.m. Sunday & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Pastor: Dr. Scott Youngblood

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH 2233 Hwy 199 E. • Springtown 817-221-LIFE (5433) Sunday School ...................... 9:00 am Sunday Worship Service .....10:00 am Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 pm Wednesday ...........................7:00 pm

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH 800 Highcrest Dr. - Azle - 817-444-3063 Sunday Mass.........................8:30 am Wednesday Mass .................. 6:30 pm

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7955 Reed Road, Azle Directions: FM 730 N., 5 miles to Reed Rd. - turn & go 1/2 mile - church on right Pastor, Nancy Nold Ch. 817-444-0226 Morning Worship .................11:00 am Sunday School .....................10:00 am “Open hearts, open minds, open doors”

COMMUNITY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 1405 Reynolds Rd., Azle • 817-444-7117 Directions: 730 N. to 1542 .5 mi. right on Cardinal, left on Reynolds Pastor - Rev. Fred Weaver 817-444-3181 Rev. Faye Mote 817-220-5734 Sunday School .......................9:45 am Morning Worship .................11:00 am Sunday Evening .....................6:00 pm Wednesday Evening ...............7:00 pm Sunday Night Youth ..............6:00 pm

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(Disciples of Christ) 117 Church St. • 817-444-3527 Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Alan Lobaugh Youth Minister, Will Ryan Sunday School .....................10:00 am Morning Worship .................11:00 am

ST. ANNE’S CHURCH (Episcopal/Anglican) 6055 Azle Ave., Lake Worth 817-237-1888 www.saint-annes.org Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Roger Grist Early Worship w/Communion... 8:00 am Sunday School (Adults-Jr.H.). ....9:15 am (Nursery Available) Choral Worship w/Communion.....10:30 am “Narnia” Children’s Church...........10:30 am

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ENGAGEMENTS Jim and Lynore McKiel announce the engagement of their son, James Arthur McKiel III, to Amber Nicole Norris, daughter of Donald Norris, Jr. of Paradise and Robin Casarez of Roanoke. The groom-tobe graduated in 2007 from Azle High School. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Northwest High School. The couple plans to wed in June 2014 in Denton.

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT BY DARLENE HOLMES

Monte and Debra Moore of Azle announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Johnston to Gary Chambers, son of Gary and Tammy Chambers of Palmdale, California. The couple will wed at 1 p.m. March 1, 2014 at Chapel Dulcinea in Buda. Following the wedding, the couple will reside in San Marcos. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Azle High School and is currently employed as an RN in Seguin. The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Brighton High School in Brighton, Michigan and is currently employed as an apprentice lineman in the Austin area.

The weather has been so nice and the park has been full of young folks and families playing at the new disc golf course the city put in Ask Creek Park recently. I’ve spoken with some of them and they say it’s the best one around. The model airplane folks have been frequenting our park also. They have some pretty good-sized planes they’re flying. It’s nice to watch. Sometimes we’ll take a coffee break and sit out on the deck and watch awhile. Azle has some pretty parks around here and the one behind the library is especially nice and used by a lot of folks, young and old. Our birthday and anniversary party was this week and Friday is Produce Day. Our AARP Senior Driving class will be Thursday, Nov. 21 and then there will not be another one until the third Thursday in January – Jan. 16, 2014. Wow! Where has the year gone? It sure is going by quickly!

If you’ve not been in to check us out, drop by sometime. You’ll be glad you did. You may even recognize a face or two. We meet Monday through Friday in the B.J. Clark Community Center and Annex. Some days we are in the Emanuel Building also for classes, etc. Our meals are reserved the day before and served at noon Monday through Friday. Our meals are nutritionally balanced and pretty good. Stop by and pick up a monthly calendar of activities and the menu for the month is on the back side. You have a choice of drink with your meal – orange juice, skim milk, buttermilk or 2 percent milk. You’ll tell Betty at the desk which one you prefer. There’s a drink machine in the B.J. Clark building and water fountain and we have decaf coffee daily. Our annual Thanksgiving dinner will be Friday, Nov. 22. But the deadline to order is Nov. 14. We have about 72 signed up so far. We have table games daily of various kinds. Yoga classes on Mondays and

Wednesday in the Emanuel building. Chair and Yoga classes in the Emanuel building on Tuesday and Thursday. We have a monthly birthday party on the second Wednesday of each month for any of our seniors who have either or both. We have cake and ice cream after lunch. Hope and Johnny will be here to play music for us on that day. They are very good and we really enjoy having them. Some of our folks staff after lunch on Thursdays to play chicken foot dominoes. It’s a colored dot domino game that’s lots of fun and easy to learn. We have a group of seniors who play bridge here on Friday mornings and they need more players. We have Food Bank Day and Produce Day twice a month for those who qualify. You must eat four meals here at the Senior Center to qualify for each program. Mainly, we gather each day for food, fun and fellowship. So come on down and meet the Lunch Bunch – they’re GREAT! You’ll be glad you did.

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Quake, rattle, and roll: Fun with earthquakes

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ot to get all Seinfeldian or anything, but what’s the deal with all the earthquakes? Really, is this the place you figured would be shaken to bits then fall into the molten core of the earth, Azle? It’s supposed to be California, right? I saw Superman (the last good one, back in 1978). Lois Lane’s car falls into an earthquake-caused split in the earth and she suffocates but then Supes flies so fast that he turns the planet’s time back and he saves Margot Kidder. What if Azle falls victim to getting swallowed up? No one around here can fly that fast. Plus, such an earthquake would be very inconvenient. Didn’t the school bond just pass? Property values would plummet – and property would, literally. No, there’s nothing good about an

earthquake, even if your workplace disappearing into a gaping abyss gets you the rest of the day off. Three theories are being floated about why it’s earthquake-city around here. 1. Fracking. Almost everyone hates fracking. It has something to do with the ground being drilled into, then a bunch of precious water being pumped deep underground, then monstrous clouds of gas being ejected to the surface and captured in Mason jars; then your neighbor getting giant checks for doing absolutely nothing while you slave at work for barely minimum wage! It’s the ultimate “I drink your milkshake!” Ask anyone not getting a check and they’ll tell you fracking is responsible for everything bad right now – Windows 8.0, the Cowboys defense, Obamacare.

2. The apocalypse. The Bible (somewhere near the back) is loaded with references about the earth going crazy. There were plenty of mentions of earthON YOUR quakes in the early books, MARK too. Mark K. Campbell If you had a Starbucks in Sodom or Gomorrah, well, too bad. It got quaked. Moses knew things were serious on Mount Sinai when he went up to fetch the Ten Commandments and the mountain shook. And what about the Walls of Jericho? That was either an earthquake or some very

primitive fracking which could be some very impressive foreshadowing when you think about it. Anyway, some humongous earthquakes are coming according to the Revelation. It’s just not going to be End Times without some real-life Sensurround. (If you get that, bless you.) If you hear a trumpet blast coincide with a quake that shakes that picture off the wall of Granny twerking last Halloween, then, well, get ready. 3. Geological faults. Many people dismiss the fact that our beloved town sits near or around a fault. (Faults being underground make them pretty hard to see. Plus they’ll move around on you.) So all this earthquake activity is a natural occurrence. Think of the part of the earth under all the top dirt as some kind of game. Like Slap Jack. Really big Slap Jack. Every once in a while, a giant hand sees a Jack (i.e.,

fault) and slaps it! Slap Jack earthquake! No, wait, here’s a better example. Jenga! You pull out the wrong piece of wood and everything comes crashing down! Hold on, the whole earth doesn’t tumble down in an earthquake. Give me a minute… Forget it. The main thing is: We’re having lots of earthquakes. Oh, they laughed at me when I took a geology course on quakes’ cousin volcanoes in college. Sure, it was an elective and was the only class that fit my limited time frame, but it’s paying off now! Thanks to my education at that famed geological university, UTA, I can tell you that, without question, the reason for all the earthquakes is God using the gas industry to fulfill prophesy. You’re welcome. And hang on. Mark K. Campbell is the News editor and the earth rumbled just down the highway from him.

Our life matters

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t all began with a simple con- had lunch together and celebrated versation. A pastor’s wife told how God had provided for this small me how God had provided the church. What a great example of funds to repair one of their air Kingdom partnerships at work! conditioners at the church, but I have been vague about names and they couldn’t make contact ministries for two reasons. with the A/C company who One is that I didn’t ask had given them the original their permission to use bid. their names or the names I called a friend (Mr. D) of their ministries. in the business, who has a The second is the most great heart for ministry and important reason. I don’t mission, and asked if he want anyone but God to would take a look. The next get the credit. Each of day he was there and got these men, and their minthem fixed up for about a istries, would agree. There quarter of the quoted price. will certainly be more opWhile he was there, he portunities for us to work noticed that the church together in partnerships had absolutely no insu- LIFE MATTERS and some of them may lation in their attic. He become more public, but called and left a message Gerry Lewis for now, I wanted to just for another mutual friend make it about the story of (Mr. M) to see if they could figure how God often looks at you and me out a way to help this church. That and sees us. friend couldn’t answer the call beWhen I say that our lives matter to cause he was in a meeting with a God, we tend to see that as our indirepresentative (Mr. G) from a world- vidual lives mattering. And they do. wide ministry at their Dallas-area He does see our individual lives and facility. In that meeting, Mr. G men- needs. tioned that he was trying to figure But He also sees the intricate interout what to do with a large donation sections that we can’t see and He sees of…wait for it…insulation. the collective potential. So, we can So, Mr. M leaves the meeting and also say our life matters. checks his voicemail. Bingo! He turns Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “Let us around and walks back into Mr. G’s think of ways to motivate one another office and says, “Have I got a deal for to acts of love and good works. And you!” About four phone calls later, we let us not neglect our meeting togethhad a plan. er, as some people do, but encourage So, last Saturday morning, Mr. D, one another.” Mr. M, Mr. G, Mr. Me, and about a Who is your one another? dozen other folks representing these various ministries showed up at the church with a trailer full of insulation Azle resident Dr. Gerry Lewis – author, blogger, consultant, and leadership coach – serves and a brand new insulation blowing church as Executive Director of the Harvest Baptist Asrig. Twenty-one bags of insulation sociation headquartered in Decatur. The opinions later, accompanied by a lot of laugh- expressed in this column are his own and may not represent the views of HBA. ter and friendship, we sat down and

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Austinite lauds Azle’s MGP Editor’s note: This letter dated Nov. 3 was sent to Leander Vandegrift High School’s band director Jeremy Spicer who sent it on to Azle’s band director, Shawn Murphy following the Bands of America competiton. It’s being reprinted with the permission of the author. Dear Mr. Spicer: I wanted to mention and maybe you can see if the proper credit will be given? Myself and two other band parents

sat in the midst of a group of students from Azle High School. When we arrived at 8 p.m., there were hardly any three seats left together. We asked if we could sit, and they said they were free. The next three hours truly amazed me. These students, their chaperones, and director all deserve credit. They not only watched each band perform, they clapped, cheered and stood up at the end of each performance! They were courteous, kind, and truly interested in each and every band. When Vandegrift came on, they cheered and clapped, then a few of

them each gave encouragement and kind words to us the parents. At the exhibition performance of Aledo, they and their director all gave a loud shout of encouragement! This is a band that is their “rival” in category as they explained to me, but they were happily cheering them on and were proud of them! Azle students truly deserve to be recognized as a wonderful example of excellent sportsmanship and respect at such an event. They should be proud of their students! Kim Cohn Austin

Beautiful, educated lady became prospector in Saskatchewan

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he only book I purchased at the Western History Association conference in Tucson in October was, Kate Rice Prospector by Helen Duncan. I usually buy more, but I was packing light for my Southwest Airlines flight. Kathleen Rice was born in St. Mary's, Ontario, Canada in 1882. Closer to her father than her mother, she grew up loving the outdoors. A real beauty, she became well-educated at the encouragement of her father. She loved college and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1906 with a major in math. Just as she was about to graduate from college her fiancee died suddenly. Although the author of the book presented Kathleen (Kate) as perhaps being pushed into the marriage, one wonders how different her life would have been had she married when she completed college. Kate taught math for a year in St. Catherines, Ontario, staying in small

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town boarding houses. Her adventurous spirit revealed itself, however, when she applied for a high school teaching job in what was still the far Western frontier of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The school officials had wanted a male teacher, but they did accept her. One of Kate's college friends, a girl identified only as Margaret, applied as well and taught English. After both young women had been in Western Canada for two years, Kate told Margaret that she planned to take a train to a town 100 miles to the north on the Saskatchewan River called The Pas where a railroad line had just been completed. The name The Pas in French meant a narrow passage on a river or lake. The pass had been used by Indians long before the white man came. Margaret went, too. The year: 1909. They carried tools of a prospector with them, for The Pas was the jumping off place for prospectors and trappers. Saskatchewan was Canada's wild West. Kate was happy there, but

Margaret was not. Kate got a teaching job, but Margaret had to work in a drugstore. In June 1911, Kate quit teaching and went north to Beaver Lake after hearing gold rumors. Margaret folPAGES FROM lowed, afraid be left alone. WESTERN to At some point HISTORY Margaret could no more J’Nell L. Pate take and returned to the East. Although Kate's parents wrote, begging her to return home, she refused. Having a mining partner in the rough country of northern Saskatchewan was important. Kate acted brave and independent after Margaret left, but she knew loneliness. A fellow Publisher/Advertising director Kim Ware

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miner, a year older than Kate, but five inches shorter than her six feet, needed a partner. A former British soldier, Dick Woosey came to Canada from England with a wife and son to prospect, but his wife refused to rough it and went back to England. Born in Liverpool in 1881, Woosey had been a noncommissioned cavalry officer in India with the 18th Hussars, called “Queen Mary's Own.” The unlikely two formed a business partnership. They signed an agreement to share any discoveries. They built a cabin on an island on Herb Lake that they named Woosey Island. They named a second, Rice Island. They purchased supplies in The Pas, but they picked wild rice and fruit, and planted a garden in summer. Game was plentiful as well. Kate was independent and felt a sense of freedom in the wild. She kept notebooks and described the beautiful Auroras (northern lights) that she saw. Upon occasion Woosey had to resEditor Mark K. Campbell

cue Kate; he always seemed to know where to find her when she got in trouble with a natural foe. Kate found rich nickel deposits, and Woosey struck gold. Unfortunately unscrupulous mining operators cheated him out of his rich mine, and the frustration accelerated his bad heart. Woosey died in a barber's chair in The Pas in 1940 at age 59. Devastated, Kate buried the $45,000 she had received for her nickel and left the north, claiming to be insane. Not much else is known of her for the next 23 years until her death in a nursing home at age 81 in 1963. Book author Hudson believed that theirs really was no more than a business partnership, but admits that no one really knew. Their partnership lasted from 1914 until Woosey's death in 1940. Both died penniless. Retired history professor J’Nell Pate of Azle has authored several books, many of which are on sale in the lobby of the Azle News.

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ballot passed. Texas Secretary of State John Steen, the state’s chief elections officer, on Nov. 6 commented that the 2013 constitutional amendment election “was our first statewide election with a photo ID requirement in place, and it was smooth, secure and successful.” The photo identification requirement took effect following a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June on a Voting Rights Act case that challenged the state law over its potential negative effects on voter turnout, particularly among Texas’ black and Latino voters, older Texans, rural Texans and Texans of lower income. On Election Day, Steen said unofficial vote totals for Proposition 1 indicate that 1,144,844 voters cast a ballot, a 66 percent

homestead of a parincrease over the tially disabled vet2011 constitutional eran or the surviving amendment election spouse of a partially in which 690,052 disabled veteran if voters cast a ballot. the residence homeHere are brief destead was donated scriptions of each to the veteran by a proposition: charitable organizaProp. 1, authoriztion. ing the Legislature to Prop. 5, authorizing provide for the crethe making of reverse ation of a homestead mortgage loans for property tax exempSTATE the purchase of hometion for the surviving CAPITAL stead property, and spouse of an armed forces member killed HIGHLIGHTS to amend lender disclosures and other rein action. Prop. 2, repealing Ed Sterling quirements in connection with such loans. the State Medical Prop. 6, providing for the Education Board and the “obsolete” State Medical Educa- creation of the State Water Implementation Fund and for the tion Fund. Prop. 3, authorizing a po- fund to be used in assisting in litical subdivision to extend the the finance of priority projects number of days of an exemp- in the state water plan to ensure tion from ad valorem taxation the availability of adequate wathat are already covered by an ter resources. Prop. 7, authorizing a homead valorem tax exemption. Prop. 4, authorizing the Leg- rule municipality to provide in islature to create an ad valorem its charter the procedure to fill a tax exemption on the residence vacancy on its governing body

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BY MARK K. CAMPBELL While the 2013 football season ended with a thud following a 56-20 loss at Lake Dallas Nov. 8, AHS coach Devon Dorris saw the future for the 2014 Hornets. “We are going to get mentally tougher and get the energy to overcome what stops the flows of momentum,” he said. Against the Falcons, Azle (37, 1-6) trailed 14-0 early. But a 9-yard dash by E.J. Salinas pulled the Hornets to 14-7 as the first quarter wound down. Then came the play that had been worked on all year – a tricky onsides kick where Dylan Tritton literally swats the ball behind his body. It worked to perfection and Azle recovered the pigskin and had the momentum. “But we didn’t do anything with it.” Dorris lamented. The Hornets played without starting quarterback Jamie King who underwent knee surgery the Wednesday before the The Hornet defense puts the hurt on a Lake Dallas ball carrier. Early in the first quarter, Azle was in position to tie Lake Dallas game. Dorris said the junior played a game that eventually was won by the Falcons 56-20. Photo courtesy Bill O’Connor

most of the season injured – he also had a hand ailment – and Dorris took him out to get him well for next season. But before the 2014 slate begins and before the realignment next February – where AHS could end up who knows where again – returning Hornets will be put through substantial offseason paces. Dorris promised: “It’s going to be a daily grind. I’m going to challenge them physically and mentally every single day. To win, we’ve got to be tougher, execute better, and give an outstanding effort.” Against the Falcons, Dalton Cole took the QB reins late and ran for one TD then threw to Jesse Salisbury for another. Next year’s Hornet team could be special, especially with 28 lettermen returning, 17 of them starters. “I said we were young this year and it would be a learning process, and that’s what it was,” Dorris said. He added, “Next year I expect us to be much better.”

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ACS drubs rival

The opening game of the 2013-14 Lady Hornet basketball season didn’t go as planned, but Azle (1-1) bounced back big time in game two. AHS fell 74-49 at Richland to start the year. But the Lady Hornets’ opened play at home with a 40-36 victory over perennial power Granbury. At Richland, Azle started the season with a pair of 13-point quarters. Valarie Matlock – fresh off running at the Region I cross country meet in Lubbock – led AHS with 11 points. Payton Berger added 10 and Morgan Prentice scored nine for Azle. At home Nov. 8, the Lady Pirates and Lady Hornets were even at the halfway point, tied at 17. But AHS rode a 15-7 third quarter advantage for the victory.

This time, Prentice led the way with 11 points. Maci Wilbanks got seven, Matlock six, and Taylor Fulfer and Makenzi Bossert five points apiece. After playing at Sanger Nov. 12 (results not available at press time), the first tournament of the year arrives. The Lady Hornets will venture to Saginaw for the Rough Rider Invitational Nov. 14-16. The round robin affair has Azle opening the tourney with a game against the hosts a 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Later that afternoon, Azle sees Paradise, at 6:30. AHS has one game on Friday, against 5-4A rival Brewer at 3:30 p.m. Two games follow on Saturday: versus Little Elm at 9:30 a.m. and Keller Timber Creek at 12:30 p.m. The frosh and junior varsity Azle Christian School’s Josh Crawford carried nine times for 118 yards and a touchplay at a Bridgeport tourney. down in the Crusaders’ 68-20 playoff victory. Photo courtesy Sherry Rushing

JUNIOR HIGH TENNIS

Azle junior high netters who placed in a Boswell tourney: (l-r) Brianna Moore and Dayton Bryant, mixed doubles consolation champs; Abby Davis and Gabby Tillery, girls doubles third place; and Caitlin Sutton and Damion Flores, mixed doubles consolation runner-ups.

In the first round of the playoffs, Azle Christian School (91-1) made quick work of Nazarene Christian, winning 68-20. The Crusader defense permitted just 130 total yards. Meanwhile, Josh Matthews was scoring five TDs – three on 10 rushes for 115 yards and two more scores on six catches for 147 yards. Nathan Matthews added 3 catches for 131 yards and 2 TDs. Josh Crawford got a TD among his nine totes for 118 yards. QB Joey Rosamond hit 14of-16 passes for 250 yards and six touchdowns in the mercy rule victory. The ACS D was led by Mikey Rollins’ 16 tackles and two fumble recoveries. Elijah Denton added 14 tackles, N. Matthews 11, and Joe Carlson 10. Trinity Christian is next up in the semifinals.


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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Weekly contest is over

BOX SCORE Lake Dallas 56, Azle 20

Azle 7 0 0 13 .......... 20 Lake Dal. 14 21 14 7 .......... 56 Scoring summary LD – Dagan Haehn 1 run (Nick Krygsman kick) LD – Brandon Simpson 2 run (Krygsman kick) A – E.J. Salinas 9 run (Dylan Tritton kick) LD – Simpson 12 run (Krygsman kick) LD – Keegan Brewer 27 pass from Haehn (Krygsman kick) LD – Brett Sasser 10 pass from Haehn (Krysgsman kick) LD – Josiah Tauaefa 49 INT (Krygsman kick) A – Dalton Cole 4 run (kick fail) A – Jesse Salisbury 17 pass from Cole (Tritton kick) LD – Mark Contreras 1 run (Krygsman kick) Team statistics First downs Rushing yards Passing yards Caught-att.-int Punts, avg Fumbles-lost Penalties, yds

A 7 24-67 9 9-19-1 4-37 1-1 6-76

The final football contest was a mad scramble. Two tied with two misses; the tie-breaker of 68 made a $20 winner out of Jerri Hagerman’s guess of 59. Frank Cheney won $10 for his guess of 85. Ten missed three games; Geraldine Daniels was closest at 68; she got $5. Too far off: Eddy Swanzy (72); Kevin Wilson (59); Heather Haggerton (57); Royce Daniels (56); Pat Frair (55); John Clouse (77); Steve Parker (54); Kinny Pack (49); and Earlene Clouse (85).

LD 26 50-259 16 16-24-1 1-27 1-0 10-100

Individual statistics Rushing – Azle: Dalton Cole, 9-45; Chase Smith, 7-23; E.J. Salinas, 3-8; Sean Townsend, 2-(-3). Lake Dallas: Brandon Simpson, 19-111; Dagan Haehn, 10-74; Mark Contreras, 5-24; Thomas Parsons, 4-23; Josiah Tauaefa, 2-19; Aaron Bearry, 1-15; James Dunne, 2-13; Keegan Brewer, 1-8; C.J. Harris, 4-2; Chrsitian Perez, 1-(-4). Passing – Azle: Trevor Boiles, 5-15-154; Cole, 4-5-0-49. Lake Dallas: Haehn, 16-24-1-204. Receiving – Azle: Matt Delprincipe, 2-59; Jesse Salisbury, 1-7; Tyler Albers, 2-11; Cole, 1-5. Lake Dallas: Brewer, 6-106; Simpson, 2-42; Garrett Shackelford, 2-19; C.J. Harris, 3-17; Sasser, 2-17; Tauaefa, 1-3.

Former Lady Hornet Kileigh Vann plays for the Butler Grizzlies, one of 12 teams to qualify for the D-I NJCCA national soccer championship. Vann starts as a right defensive back for the 212, No. 5 ranked college.

Azle had a long night at Lake Dallas in the season finale. In action (clockwise from above): under pressure, QB Dalton Cole throws a TD pass; Trey Ramos meets a Falcon head on; Sean Townsend (9) scoots around the end. Photos courtesy Bill O’Connor

JV, 9th football seasons conclude The football finales against Lake Dallas did not go as planned for the subvarsity Hornets. The JV (3-7) lost 19-9 as the Falcons scored early then held off Azle. A short TD run by Dylan Moore accounted for AHS’ only score, coaches noted. Late in the game, the defense carded a safety when Dakota Bartley blocked a punt. Other D standouts were Michael Mendez, Jeffrey Johnson, and Devon Venable. The 9th Green (4-6) tumbled 20-14. Clayton Williams scored on a “bruising” 24-yard TD run. Chace Blackburn threw to Ricky Aregullin for a 74-yard

score in the fourth quarter. Linemen Chase Slack and Micah Rogers earned kudos. Two linebackers shone: Sam Rodgers intercepted a pass and Seth Bell “dominated the Falcon run game,” said coaches. Isaiah Mata and Carson Martinez also stood out. The 9th White lost a close one, 19-18. Trevor Hill was stellar on both sides of the ball, coaches recalled. He scored a on 30yard run and threw a 20-yard TD pass to James Conrique. A 2-yard Dakota Hutson run was AHS’ other tally. Also strong offensively were Armando Garcia and Cole Williams. Matthew Rager, Dylan GibHornet defenders Jack Collins (30) and Jace Clay (21) sack the Lake Dallas Falcon son, and Cutter Cox led the D. QB in the junior varsity season finale Nov. 7. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Thoroughly average bad guys hurt Marvel sequel Sequels are tricky things. When a movie hits, it’s rare when the follow-up is as good or better. Sometimes they’re still pretty good, but just a notch below the original. About the film Marvel Comic superhero Thor, like Iron Man, was a second tier character. While the God of Thunder certainly had his devotees, the Big Boys were always Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. All others followed, including the X-Men and the Hulk – popular today but not when they first came out. Thor was one of those characters who grew into prominence. Like Wolverine, Thor did not debut in his own book, but originally appeared in another mag. Wolvie first showed up in The Incredible Hulk No. 181 (well, there was a one panel appearance the previous issue). Thor originally popped up in 1962 in Journey into Mystery No. 83 and caught kids’ eyes. He got his own comic in 1966, and it ran for hundreds of issues. (As a Marvel boy growing up, the Movie Man remembers a Thor adventure where the Norse god actually lost a battle, to the Sandman. It was the first time Movie Boy had ever seen a hero get defeated. [Naturally, the Asgardian rallied and smote Sandman big time in the next issue.]) The 2011 Thor movie (Movie Man No. 929, a 7) was a surprise; it did everything right with its look and bad guy – brother Loki – and, most of all, humor. Witty remarks during battles are superhero comic book staples. Thor’s banter often was laced with “thees” and “thous” which made the lines even funnier. The first movie had that in spades and it worked. Now, with The Dark World, there are some yuks but cer-

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Community Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN It was Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Election Day and the day Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride competed for the state title – when the earth started shaking around Springtown and Azle. At 9:32 p.m. that night, a 2.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Reno area. Oddly, some folks felt it while others did not. That was just the beginning. Since then, four additional quakes have shaken the area. The five recorded events include: • 2.6 magnitude about 1 mile southeast of Reno; • 2.7 magnitude about 2.5 miles southwest of Springtown; • 2.9 magnitude about 2 miles southeast of Springtown; • 3.0 magnitude about 2 miles south of Springtown; • 2.8 magnitude about 1/2 mile west of Briar. Folks around town seem to have a few different theories about why the earthquakes are occurring.

Springtown 2.9

2.6 3.0 2.7

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There’s the apocalypse theory. Sources close to the reigning authority on that subject would only confirm that signs and wonders (like earthquakes) will continue to increase, but no one knows the day or the hour of His return. Then there’s the most-popular theory, the fracking theory. Tim Hartley, spokesman for Devon Energy, one of the leading gas well operators in North Texas, said his company is obviously aware of the recent seismic activity here. “We are as concerned as anyone about it, and we don’t think anyone is completely certain of the cause,” Hartley said from his office in Oklahoma City, where the company is based. “Earthquakes are a natural phenomenon, and yet we understand there is increased study to see if there are any man-made causes. “At Devon Energy, we are a ‘best practices’-focused company

– everything we do, we try to do it the right way with our neighbors in mind,” Hartley said. “We live here, too.” Hartley pointed to the increased seismic activity in the Oklahoma City area that’s caused tremendous research to try and determine whether fracking is a contributor to the earth’s shifting. “So far, the people who study this for a living aren’t even sure,” Hartley said. Finally, there’s the theory that we live on – or close to, depending upon who’s talking – the Balcones Fault Zone, and earthquakes tend to occur along fault lines. Regardless of the cause, the Azle News and Springtown Epigraph will continue to monitor any further shaking and report incidents as they occur on both Facebook and Twitter. Unless the next one is the Big One.

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Sales tax figures: Azle ekes up, Springtown tumbles Large gains and large losses punctuate otherwise slow climb Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced Nov. 6 that state sales tax revenue in October was $2.14 billion, up 5.4 percent compared to October 2012. The sales tax figures represent September sales reported by monthly tax filers and July, August and September sales reported by quarterly filers. Locally, it was a familiar hodge-podge of small ups and downs interspersed with a few notably large rises and falls. Azle showed a gain over November 2012 of less than one percent – 0.74 percent, to be exact – with $186,934 compared with $185,553 last year. With one month remaining in the calendar year, the city is up 2.89 percent in year-to-date collections, $1,947,150 this year compared with $1,892,234 in 2012. Springtown, however, showed a large loss this month, collecting just $75,617 compared with $99,015 in November 2012. That puts the city behind by 3.87 percent in its year-to-date totals, with $818,968 so far this year compared with $851,959 in the first 11 months of 2012.

Azle’s Crime Control and Prevention District saw a 26.30 percent jump in revenues in November with $33,018 compared with $26,141 in November 2012. The district’s year-todate revenues are at $362,453, up 5.92 percent from last year’s $342,172. In Reno, a November check for $8,975 represents a 34.46 percent gain over November 2012 revenues of $6,674. That brings year-to-date totals to $78,989, up 11.36 percent from 2012 year-to-date totals of $70,927. But Sanctuary’s revenue for November dropped 4.65 percent, from $1,302 in November 2012 to $1,242. Year-to-date, the tiny town has collected $12,509, a 0.85 percent drop from the $12,618 it had collected in the first 11 months of 2012. Parker County received $654,181 in November, 14.67 percent more than its November revenue of $570,478. The county’s year-to-date revenue is up from $6,253,994 in 2012 to $6,395,808, a gain of 2.26 percent. In total, the cities in Parker County received $1,327,674

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in November sales tax revenues. That represents a 0.58 percent gain over November 2012 totals of $1,319,996. With $14,303,820 in yearto-date revenues, those cities are up 3.41 percent over 2012 year-to-date totals of $13,831,725. On the Tarrant County side, Lakeside’s November revenue is $6,724, 8.79 percent less than its November 2012 revenue of $7,372. The city’s year-to-date totals are at $67,258, 6.22 percent below its 2012 revenues of $71,725. In Pelican Bay, November revenue of $1,496 is down 8.80 percent from $1,640 in November 2012. For the first 11 months of 2012, its total revenues of $17,171 are down 18.49 percent from 2012 levels of $21,068. Cities in Tarrant County received $40,310,974 in November, a 1.80 percent increase from November 2012 revenues of $39,597,209. But year-to-date totals of 406,725,000 remain up 4.94 percent from 2012 levels of $387,578,514. Combs will send cities, coun-

RATE

PARKER COUNTY’S TOP FIVE Weatherford 1.50% 807,301 Azle 1.25% 186,934 Hudson Oaks 1.50% 117,680 Willow Park 1.50% 78,417 Springtown 1.50% 75,617 County Total

PRIOR YEAR

THIS PAYMENT

2013 TOTAL

% CHANGE

795,904 1.43% 185,553 0.74% 114,378 2.88% 66,393 18.10% 99,015 -23.63%

2012 TOTAL % CHANGE

8,860,054 1,947,150 1,405,556 645,846 818,968

8,599,086 3.03% 1,892,334 2.89% 1,330,574 5.63% 574,006 12.51% 851,959 -3.87%

1,327,674

1,319,996

0.58%

14,303,820

13,831,725

3.41%

342,172

5.92%

Azle Crime Control Dist

0.25%

33,018

26,141

26.30%

362,453

Reno Sanctuary

1.00% 1.25%

8,975 1,242

6,674 1,302

34.46% -4.65%

78,989 12,509

Parker

0.50%

654,181

570,478

14.67%

6,395,808

6,253,994

2.26%

TARRANT COUNTY’S TOP FIVE Fort Worth 1.00% 11,230,872 Arlington 1.75% 8,193,891 Grand Prairie 1.75% 3,966,821 Grapevine 1.50% 3,189,495 Mansfield 2.00% 1,599,964

10,667,141 8,540,259 4,148,454 2,794,097 1,525,618

5.28% -4.05% -4.37% 14.15% 4.87%

109,304,522 87,394,651 40,082,020 34,025,669 15,011,841

103,403,945 82,145,888 37,334,063 32,799,747 14,560,792

5.70% 6.38% 7.36% 3.73% 3.09%

County Total

40,310,974

39,597,209

1.80%

406,725,000

387,578,514

4.94%

6,724 1,496

7,372 1,640

-8.79% -8.80%

67,258 17,171

431,875,774

404,429,014

Lakeside Pelican Bay

2.00% 1.00%

70,927 11.36% 12,618 -0.85%

71,725 -6.22% 21,068 -18.49%

1146 payments TOTAL

ties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their November local sales tax allocations totaling $654.6 million, up 7 percent compared to November 2012. “Growth in sales tax revenues was led by collections from the

6.78% 4,348,928,940 4,091,851,779

telecommunications sector,” Combs said. “The construction sector also showed significant gains. State sales tax revenue has increased for 43 consecutive months.” Statewide, Combs distributed $431,875,774 to cities, 6.78

6.28%

percent more than in November 2012, when $404,429,014 was distributed. So far in 2013, cities in Texas have received sales tax revenues of $4,348,958,940, up 6.28 percent from $4,091,851,779 during the first 11 months of 2012.

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RENO POLICE DEPT. Tarrant County Grand Jury indicts INVESTIGATIONS area residents

The following offenses occurred or were reported November 3 through November 9 and are being investigated by Reno police. Nov. 3

The following individuals were indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury during the month of October: David James Henson, 22, of Springtown, was indicted Oct. 17 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jimmy D. Crosby, 32, of Azle, was indicted Oct. 7 on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15. Mathew Jeromy Dunn, 34, was indicted Oct. 31 on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15. Daniel James Kane, 46, of Azle, was indicted Oct. 10 on a charge of harassment of a public servant. James Davis, 22, of Springtown, was indicted Oct. 10 for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram. Russell Dewayne Singleton, 47, of Azle, was indicted Oct.

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11 for possession of a controlled substance in penalty Nov. 5 group 1, less than one gram. Jimmy Ray Carey, 28, of Springtown, was indicted Oct. Nov. 6 14 on a charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family or household member, his second Nov. 7 such charge within a 12 month period. Nov. 8 Sharon Elizabeth Brown, 41, of Azle, was indicted Oct. 16 for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, Nov. 9 less than one gram. Bobby Lee Cason III, 21, of Azle, was indicted Oct. 22 for unauthorized use of a vehicle as well as for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. Chance Jordan Gilliland, 28, If you have information regarding any of the incidents above, of Azle, was indicted Oct. 24 please contact the Reno Police Department at 817-221-2500. for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram. on a charge of theft of materials Dianne Elizabeth Dow, 23, of nized crime. Glynn Andrew McFalls, 52, aluminum/bronze/copper less Azle, was indicted Oct. 29 on a charge of engaging in orga- of Azle, was indicted Oct. 31 than $20,000.

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The following individu- the Parker County jail without als who list addresses in the bond. A 70-year old Springtown Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various woman was arrested on Nov.4 law enforcement agencies and by Azle police and charged booked into the Parker Coun- with theft of property valued ty Jail during the week of Nov between $500 and $1,500. She posted $1,000 bond and 3-9. A 27-year-old Springtown was released from the Parker man was arrested by Parker County jail three hours later. Parker County Sheriff’s County Sheriff’s deputies on Nov. 3 for a Reno warrant deputies arrested a 48-yearfor theft of property valued old Springtown woman on between $50 and $500. He Nov 4 for violating parole. posted $750 bond and was re- As of Nov 11 she was held at leased from the Parker County the Parker County jail without bond. jail the same day. Weatherford police arrested Andrew Murphy Howard, 30, of Azle was arrested by a 29-year-old Springtown man Parker County Sheriff’s depu- on Nov. 5 for a Weatherford ties on Nov. 4 for warrants warrant for public intoxicafor aggravated assault with a tion. He posted $400 bond and deadly weapon and aggravat- was released from the Parker ed sexual assault. As of Nov. County jail Nov. 7. A 41-year-old Azle man 11 he remained in the Parker County jail in lieu of $75,000 was arrested by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on Nov. bond. Deputies from the Parker 5 and charged with theft of County Sheriff’s Offi ce ar- property valued between rested a 23-year-old Azle man $1,500 and $20,000. He poston Nov. 4 for a bench warrant ed $7,500 bond and was refor prohibited substances in a leased from the Parker County correctional facility and a de- jail an hour later. William Bruce Senn Jr., 31, tainer issued by the Texas Department of Corrections. As of of Springtown, was arrested Nov. 11 he was still lodged in by Parker County Sheriff’s

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deputies on Nov. 5 on warrants for two charges of sexual assault of a child. As of Nov. 11 he was lodged in the Parker County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. Reno police arrested a 40-year-old Azle woman on Nov. 6 on a warrant for failure to appear in court for multiple traffi c violations. She posted $927 bond and was released from Parker County jail on Nov. 10. A 42-year-old Springtown woman was arrested by Weatherford police on Nov. 6 and charged with theft under $50. She posted $1,298 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Nov. 8. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 23-yearold Springtown man for a county warrant for assault (family violence). He posted $30,010 bond and was released from the Parker County jail an hour later. A 47-year-old Spring-

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Warehouse full of rolls and remnants “Since 1979”

817-237-7871 8305 Jacksboro Hwy. Fort Worth, TX 76135

www.larryscarpet.com

5207 E. Hwy. 199, LaJunta 817-221-3989 IGLESIA BAUTISTA Nueva Jerusalen 6640 Midway Rd., Springtown 817-677-2907 HARVEST TIME APOSTOLIC INDIAN OAKS PRIMITIVE 1 Block N. FM 2048 in Keeter 817-433-8220 BAPTIST CHURCH 3229 Shawnee Trail, Lake Worth ASSEMBLY OF GOD 817-237-8441 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD LAJUNTA BAPTIST 114 Porter Drive, Azle Hwy. 199 in LaJunta 817-237-4903 817-221-3989 FELLOWSHIP OF LAKE WORTH LAKE WORTH BAPTIST 4024 Dakota Trail, Lake Worth 4445 Hodgkins, Lake Worth 817-237-9433 817-237-4163 NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST 810 Goshen Rd, Springtown 6409 FM 730 S., Azle 817-523-4462 817-444-4311 OUTREACH OF LOVE METROPOLITAN BAPTIST Hwy. 199 W. at FM 2257, Azle 6051 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 817-221-2983 / 817-221-5760 817-237-2201 BAPTIST MIDWAY BAPTIST ASH CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 4110 E. Hwy. 199, Springtown 300 South Stewart, Azle 817-221-LOVE 817-444-3219 NEW HOPE BAPTIST AGNES INDEPENDENT BAPTIST 782 New Hope Rd., Reno area 350 Agnes N., Springtown 817-221-2184 817-523-7271 NORTHWEST BAPTIST BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 5500 Boat Club Rd., Lake Worth 408 S. Ash St., Springtown 817-237-6063 or 817-270-8476 817-220-4238 SILVER CREEK BAPTIST AZLE AVENUE BAPTIST 730 S. & Veal Station Rd., Azle 2901 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 817-444-2325 817- 626-5556 NEW BEGINNINGS BAPTIST CHURCH BRIAR FIRST BAPTIST 3605 Jacksboro Hwy., Azle West of FM 730 N. at sign, Briar 817-707-2741 817- 444-3484 PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST BROOKSHIRE BAPTIST FM 2048 and CR 4677, Boyd 114 Brookshire Ave., Azle 940-433-5477 817-237-0892 SPRINGTOWN BAPTIST TEMPLE CALVARY HEIGHTS BAPTIST 201 J. E. Woody Rd., Springtown 1 block off Hwy. 199, 817-523-0376 east of David’s Patio, UNION BAPTIST CHURCH Springtown, 817-221-2241 3451 Sarra Lane, Springtown CENTRAL BAPTIST 817-613-1441 4290 Old Agnes Road - 817-594-5918 WALNUT CREEK BAPTIST CHRISTWAY BAPTIST 220 W. Reno Rd. in Reno 7673 West Hwy. 199, Agnes 817-221-2110 817-220-9133 or 817-220-3581 WEST PARKWAY BAPTIST CLEAR FORK BAPTIST 836 NW Parkway, Azle Corner of FM 730 & Ragle Rd., Weather- 817-444-3752 ford, 817-594-1154 PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA COTTONWOOD CREEK BAPTIST 301 S. Stewart, Azle 10905 Jacksboro Hwy., Fort Worth 817-523-0074 817-238-8269 817- 237-8113 BIBLE CROSSWAY BAPTIST CHURCH COMMUNITY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 1355 Northwest Pkwy., Azle 1405 Reynolds Rd., Reno 817-691-0000 817-444-7117 CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH CROSSING FELLOWSHIP Corner of FM 730 South & FM 1886 1177 Southeast Parkway, Azle 817-270-8476 817-381-5888 · 817-381-5808 EAGLE MOUNTAIN BAPTIST NORTHWEST BIBLE CHURCH 8780 Eagle Mtn. Circle, Azle 5025 Jacksboro Hwy., Fort Worth 817-237-4135 817-624-2111 FAITH BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP SOLID ROCK BIBLE CHURCH 1411 Carter Road, Springtown 591 S. Reno Rd., Springtown 817-220-5828 817-221-3444 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF AZLE CATHOLIC 1017 Boyd Road HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC 817-444-4828 800 Highcrest Dr., Azle FIRST BAPTIST CASTLE HILLS 817-444-3063 401 Beverly Rd., Azle CHRISTIAN 817-237-3891 THE CHURCH AT AZLE FIRST BAPTIST LAKE WORTH 1801 S. Stewart, Azle 700 Charbonneau Tr., 817-444-9973 west side of Effie Morris Elementary 817-237-2624 AZLE CHRISTIAN (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) FIRST BAPTIST LAKESIDE 8801 Jacksboro Hwy., Lakeside 117 Church St., Azle 817-444-3527 817-237-8113 AZLE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP FIRST BAPTIST BRIAR 35 West Forty Estates., Azle 6 miles N. of Azle on FM 730 817-688-3339 817-444-3484 CENTRAL CHRISTIAN FIRST BAPTIST COTTONDALE 1602 S. Main St., Weatherford 1 block N. of FM 2123, Cottondale 817-594-3043 940-433-5539 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH FIRST BAPTIST PEASTER 4th & Main, Paradise FM 920 in Peaster GREATER VISION FELLOWSHIP 817-596-8805 1801 S. Stewart St., Azle FIRST BAPTIST POOLVILLE 817-825-0485 1 block W. of FM 920, Poolville LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 817-594-3916 FELLOWSHIP FIRST BAPTIST SPRINGTOWN 404 Main St., Azle 5th & Main Street, Springtown 817-308-2557 817-523-7011 THE ABBEY CHURCH FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 10400 Jacksboro Hwy., Azle 801 Friendship Rd., 9½ miles S. of 817-238-1404 Springtown off Hwy. 51 S. 817-594-5940 or 817-599-4917 VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER 737 Boyd Rd., Azle FUNDAMENTAL BAPTIST 817-444-LOVE 5th & Main in Springtown 817-523-5477 WORD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN CENTER 1¼ mi. S. of LaJunta GRACE BAPTIST 817-677-2577 3 miles N. of Springtown on Hwy. 51 across from Radio Tower CHURCH OF CHRIST HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH AZLE CHURCH of CHRIST 3577 FM 51 N., Weatherford 336 NW Parkway 817-564-3946 817-444-3268 HILLTOP FAMILY CHURCH BRIAR CHURCH of CHRIST 1227 Old Cottondale Road, 109 W.N. Woody Rd. Springtown, 817-220-7177 (½ block west of FM 730 N. in Briar) LAJUNTA BAPTIST 817-444-7102

MIDWAY CHURCH of CHRIST 6400 Midway Rd. 817-221-2107 NEWSOME MOUND ROAD CHURCH of CHRIST 1460 Newsome Mound Rd. 817-677-3290 NORTHWEST CHURCH of CHRIST 6059 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 817-237-1205 POOLVILLE CHURCH of CHRIST West of FM 920 in Poolville 817-594-4182 SOUTHSIDE CHURCH of CHRIST 130 W. Bradshaw Lane, Springtown 817-221-2799 SPRINGTOWN CHURCH of CHRIST Just west of Hwy. 51 North 817-523-4419 TRI-COUNTY CHURCH of CHRIST 525 Hwy. 199 W., Springtown 817-538-8209

4300 Williams Spring Rd., Fort Worth 1 mile west of 820 on Jacksboro Hwy. JOHN KNOX PRESBYTERIAN 4350 River Oaks Blvd, River Oaks 817-642-9265

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Garrett’s ngtown i r p S Drug

“Serving Springtown Since 1977” NORTH SIDE OF SQUARE 817-523-7227 www.SpringtownDrug.com Metro 817-220-7927

2 miles south of Azle

817-444-1301

Se habla espanol Mon.-Fri. 9-5 Sat. 9-3

• New & Used Tires • State Inspections • Roadside Assistance • U-Haul Rentals

Joe Rider

113 Denver Trail • Azle 817-444-3249 Fax 817-444-3275 www.eaglecrestvilla.com STUDIO - 1 bath , 350 sq. ft. ONE BEDROOM - 1 bath, 450 sq. ft TWO BEDROOM - 1 bath, 642 sq. ft.

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817-237-3325

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Phone 817-444-2533 B.J. Clark

817-444-1717

489 Hwy. 199 Springtown 817-220-2499

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DRY CLEANING& LAUNDRY 828 Boyd Hwy., Suite 110 • Azle, Texas 76020 Located in the 730 Shopping Center

Commercial & Residential

Experienced & Competitive Prices www.djhuffmaninc.com Repair & Installation Landscaping Sod/Hydromulching

Drains Rock & Stonework Landscape Lighting

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PROPANE

140 W. MAIN ST.

817-444-4613

“In business since 1946”

Our family serving your family since 1908

Propane, Inc.

A RETIREMENT AND ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

636 Profit St., Azle, Tx

Dr. Michael D. Conte

a’s arc&iAUTOMOTIVE GTIRE SHOP Rural Gas Supply “Celebrating 13 years serving Azle area”

Clarks Precision Machine & Tool

Azle Vision Source

1227 Old Cottondale • 817-220-7177

“Caring about what Jesus cares about... You!”

CPMT

BETTER LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH www.clarksmachine.com bjc@clarksmachine.com 3131 E. Hwy 199, Spt 817-677-2300 CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY Specializing in Family Eyecare CHURCH 2233 Hwy 199 East, Springtown Therapeutic Optometrist 817-221-LIFE (5433) FAMILY CHURCH 9 miles S. of Springtown on Hwy. 51 601 B 817-599-7655 NW Pkwy • Azle FOUNTAIN OF FAITH 4397 E. Hwy 199, Springtown 817-304-4739 GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH CHURCH OF GOD ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH of GOD 2964 W. Hwy 114, Paradise 940-969-2427 4800 East Hwy. 199, Suite 7 Springtown, 817-677-3208 HARVEST FOR CHRIST CHURCH CHURCH OF GOD of LAKESIDE 1108 NW Parkway (Hwy 199), Azle 9500 Confederate Park Rd. (FM 1886) 817-740-5774 817-237-5500 or 817-237-7837 THE HOUSE OF PRAYER EPISCOPAL 1356 Reno Rd., Springtown ST. ANNE’S EPISCOPAL 817-221-2551 6055 Azle Ave., Fort Worth JUBILEE HOUSE 817-237-1888 11210 Hwy. 199 W., Poolville PROVIDENCE REFORMED 817-271-8008 EPISCOPAL 405 Bowie Dr., Weatherford LIBERTY LIGHTHOUSE 817-596-7476 120 S. Main St., Springtown ST. ELISABETH EPISCOPAL 817-523-0222 5910 Black Oak Lane, River Oaks OASIS CHRISTIAN CENTRE 817-739-0504 CHURCH & HEALING SCHOOL Celebrating over 25 years in business GOSPEL 1121 S.E. Parkway, Azle CENTRAL FULL GOSPEL POWERHOUSE OF PRAISE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 3009 Delaware Tr., Lake Worth AZLE 1649 S.E. Parkway, Azle 817-237-7919 817-319-7364 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Rodney Gatlin, D.C. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S BRANDED CROSS COWBOY CHURCH 400 Boyd Court WITNESSES 3282 FM 2048, Boyd 76023 212 Pearson Lane, Azle www.azlechiropractic.com 817-221-2242 940-636-9158 LUTHERAN SECRET PLACE MINISTRIES GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN 112 Optimist Rd., Springtown (MISSOURI SYNOD) 682-229-1433 1313 SE Parkway, Azle SPRINGTOWN 7TH DAY 817-237-4822 ADVENTIST HOPE LUTHERAN (ELCA) Hwy. 199 4 miles west of Springtown 4795 Hwy. 199, Reno GOSPEL GATHERING FELLOWSHIP 817-221-HOPE 7315 Silver Creek Rd at Flatrock Rd, Azle METHODIST 817-313-1793 BOYD UNITED METHODIST GOSPEL WAY COWBOY CHURCH FM 730 North in Boyd 420 Jaybird Ln. (FM 2257/ Hwy 199) 940-433-5334 EAGLE MT. UNITED METHODIST Springtown, 817-225-8755 7955 Reed Rd., Azle LIGHTHOUSE HARBOR CHURCH 817-444-0226 1960 Long Circle, Pelican Bay FIRST UNITED METHODIST 817-444-3547 200 Church St., Azle JESUS NAME HOUSE OF PRAYER 817-444-3323 2813 E. Hwy. 199, LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP third drive past Boyd Feed Store 7200 Robertson Rd., Fort Worth 817-237-2758 817-221-4426 SILVER CREEK NEW LIFE FAMILY FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST 525 W. Hwy. 199, Springtown 2200 Church Rd., Azle 817-523-2045 817-444-1382 NEW LIGHTED WAY FIRST UNITED METHODIST 624 Harbor Dr. Circle, Azle Hwy. 51 N & 3rd Street, Springtown 817-444-1577 817-523-7874 NORTHWEST TEMPLE OF PRAISE GARVIN UNITED METHODIST 3 miles West of Boyd on C.R. 4699 6781 Jacksboro Hwy., Lake Worth POOLVILLE UNITED METHODIST PRECIOUS FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH 1 block W. of FM 920 8601 Hwy. 199 @ Vance Godbey’s (behind Poolville Post Office) SPIRIT FILLED CHURCH 817-599-3601 603 SE Parkway, Azle THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 817-444-3058 THE HOUSE OF PRAYER (THE MORMONS) 1356 Reno Rd., Springtown THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 817-221-2551 OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS UNIVERSAL LIGHT OF CHRIST 1010 Timberoaks, Azle 6117 Graham St., Lake Worth 817-237-5075 817-881-3889 PENTECOSTAL REAL FAMILY FELLOWSHIP GRACE CHAPEL 202 Pearson Lane, Azle UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH AMERICAN STANDARD - GOODMAN 3508 Shawnee Trail, Lake Worth 817-677-5963 817- 237-4844 SOULS HARBOR IGLESIA CRISTIANA JUDA 11701 Jacksboro Hwy., Azle 1649 S.E. Parkway, Azle 817-726-2065 TACLB021367C PRESBYTERIAN WESTERN HARVEST GRACE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN FELLOWSHIP CENTER 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford 6577 Old Springtown Rd., Weatherford 817-594-2744 817-523-2855 or 817-995-9087 ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN SHEPHERD’S HEART CHURCH CHURCH OF FORT WORTH 14435 FM 730 N • Azle Meeting at Northwest YMCA 940-577-1954 5315 Boat Club Road, Fort Worth 817-989-9800 WESTERN STAR COWBOY CHURCH CONVENANT ORTHODOX 790 CR 3696 • Springtown PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 817-880-5488

HILLTOP FAMILY CHURCH

11480 FM 730 S

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Cliff’s AUTO SERVICE CENTER

302 Palo Pinto 1088 E. Hwy 199 Weatherford Springtown 817-594-3888 817-220-5959 Front Row (L-R): Anita White, Bob White, Kari Wright and Mark Reynolds Back Row (L-R): Jim Cleaver, Bruce Duncan, Richard Woodman and Jay Morrill

Full Service Funeral Home Cremation Services • Pre-Need Plans Azle • Springtown • Mineral Wells • Weatherford 817-596-4811 • www.whitesfuneral.com

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Complete Automotive, Light Truck & Diesel

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24................... Electrician 25............... Equipment & Tool Rental 26 ................. Excavating 27............. Exterminating 28 ........ Farm Equipment 29 ...................... Fencing 30 .................... Firewood 31 .............................Free 32 ...................... For Sale 33 .................... Furniture 34.............. Garage Sales 35 .........Garden, Mowing Service 36........................ Hauling 37...............................Hay 38.............Health/Fitness 39 ............... Help Wanted 40 ...Home Improvement 41 ..........House Leveling 42.......... House Cleaning 43.................. Income Tax 44....... Janitorial Service 45................. Job Wanted

Appliances

46................Legal Notice 47.............. Lost & Found 48 Maintenance/Repairs 49...................... Masonry 50 Mobile Home Service 51................ Motorcycles 52.........................Movers 53.. Musical Instruments 54........... Music Lessons 55.............Miscellaneous 56........................ Notices 57........... Pets, Livestock 58..............Piano Service 59................Pool Service 60................Professional Services 61...................... Personal 62.....................Plumbing 63...............Public Notice 64............... Photography 65........................Printing 66........................Roofi ng 67.................... Recycling 68........................Storage

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ABSTEIN’S APPLIANCES. I’m back! All major appliance repair. 817-5285030.

Seal Coating, Pot Hole Repairs, Crack Filling 817-907-7410 • 817-221-2125 008 Autos, Trucks Get rid of those yard cars, as well as good used cars. Arvin 817-9258768.

Up to 16 words, first insertion:

Combo (Azle & Springtown) Only $8.00! Over 16 words, add 20 cents per word • Discounted rates for additional insertions available if no weeks are skipped and words do not change • Boxed display ads also available (All ads must be paid in advance unless you have previously established credit)

All items sold as is where is. 10% Buyer’s Premium Concessions On Site.

WESTERN ART AUCTION Featuring the Art of Jack Bryant Sr., Jack Bryant Jr., Chuck DeHaan & Thomas Mormum New ls r O igina s t & Prin Billy May 817-655-3661

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1490 Reno Road · Azle

Saturday, November 23

Viewing at 11 am · Auction at 1 pm

No Credit Cards - Cash or Checks Only.

Carports

Carports and Patio Covers. All steel construction. Off-duty firefighter. 817-925-0922.

Allen Chesney Concrete All Types of Concrete Work Residential - Commercial Foundations, driveways, sand, gravel, demolition, haul-off, retaining walls 817-271-4541

Kiley Chesney Construction

026 Excavating

HALL'S

Sand, Dirt & Gravel Qualified Family Business Since 1938

☺ All types materials delivered ☺ Excavation—Final Grade—Demolition We Shape the World to Fit Your Needs! You have a Friend in the Business!

Cliff Hall

(817)221-2681

Dirt & Concrete Work Driveways • House Slabs • Garages • Add-ons Small Land Clean-ups • Gravel Driveways Kiley Chesney, Owner Springtown, TX • Mobile 817-846-6645

2007 Signature Lincoln Towncar, 1 owner, 44,500 miles, superior condition, $13,500. 817-597-6188.

013 Business Opportunity Established Restaurant For Sale in Springtown. Great Business Opportunity! Call for more information. Serious inquiries 972375-3097.

014 Campers & Trailers

J.A.M. Concrete

TOM'S 444-5069

BOBCAT SERVICE

• Small jobs accepted • Rough landscaping • Jobsite clearing

All Types of Concrete, Building Pads, Driveway, Patios, Walk Jim McKiel 30 yrs. exp.

Bobcat & Tractor Service

817-480-8841

021 Child Care

• Lot Clearing • Driveways/Parking Lots • Pasture Mowing

817-523-4137

ARK CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTER has a loving place for your child. Ages 2 weeks-12 years, ABEKA pre-school, 3 meals, 2 snacks. Service to all Azle schools and SES. Mon-Fri, 6A-6:30P. 817237-3711; 817-994-5228.

ALL TYPES OF EXCAVATING

Advertising Works!

817-523-7248 • 817-239-6215

Tanks • House Pads • Clearing Also ..

Sand • Top Soil • Gravel

024 Electrician For Sale or Trade: 1986 Bounder MH, very clean, have to see to appreciate. $6,000/OBO. Call David 817-363-0245.

BULLDAWG ELECTRIC CO. All types of electrical services and MH hook-ups. Free Estimates. 817-675-4921 www.bulldawgelectric.com. TECL#25253.

  • SITE PREPARATION• GRAVEL ROADS • LOT CLEARING• PARKING LOTS • LEVELING • DEMOLITION • FINAL GRADE • STOCK TANKS • LAND EROSION

Dump Truck Hauling

817-919-3696

Road base, cheap. 817-220-0180, leave message. Shelled papershell pecans, $7/lb. 817-444-0621. Jazzy Hoveround power chair, like new, $700/OBO. 817-237-3803. HelpFX, $40; Action Stepper, $20; AbDo, $40; 2-year-old healthy dogs, all shots current, FREE. 817-2212826; 817-929-9642.

Interested in buying used bikes and bike parts. Please call 817-233-1126 leave message.

034 Garage Sales

027 Exterminating CLASSIC PEST CONTROL OPERATORS TPCL 12509 817-444-0371 www.classicpco.com

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TEXAS CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE CLASSES in Azle/ Springtown. txchlcoach.com or 817757-6507. Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 16th & 17th, 8A-? 1112 Lee Lane, Azle.

Travel Through Time Tea Room Building

019 Cement Work

1960 Thunderbird, 352 auto, rebuilt engine, new brake system, $5,500. 817-629-3153.

For Sale

14’ Welding Trailer with top rack, $1,700/OBO. Call 817-523-4191.

HOMETOWN AUCTION SERVICE· Judy Norred, Auctioneer Lic# 16795 Phone# 940-577-1733 · http://www.hometownauctionservice.com

1986 Chevy Camero, 2-door, automatic, runs good, $800. 817237-0408 or 817-565-5468.

Nobody does it better!

Fencing

NEIGHBORHOOD SALE: Don’t Miss It! Friday-Saturday, 221 & 295 CR 4770, Boyd, between Azle/Boyd off 730 N. 40x50 Indoor Shop Sale, farm equipment. Multi-Family Yard Sale Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 117 & 123 Dotson Court, off Knob Hill. Tools, household items, clothes.

All types fences and metal buildings built and repaired. Portable welding, 817-444-6461.

Wednesday-Saturday, 8:30A-6:00P, 105 N. Jarvis Lane, Azle. Household items, antiques, clothes, etc.

BOBBY’S FENCE. All types, free estimates, over 23 years experience 817-444-3213.

Family Yard Sale, 1 day only, Nov. 16th, 8A to 2P, 6823 Ice House Road. Everything must go!!

RAY’S FENCE CO. Free Estimates, 817-444-2146, raysfencecompany@ aol.com. KILEY CHESNEY CONSTRUCTION All Types Fences - Tractor Work 817-846-6645

030 Firewood Split Firewood, seasoned, ready to burn. Your truck - I load, full load, $75, credit cards accepted. 817-690-4011; 817-444-0861 A.W. Teater. Burn and cook wood (Mesquite/ Oak). Deliverable. Riley’s Tree Service 817-840-8937; Amanda 817-602-8394, text/call. Messages returned shortly. Seasoned split firewood: half cord, $125; full cord, $225. Will deliver. Call 817-808-2873. Half cord picked up, $125, you load; half cord delivered, $175; 1 cord picked up, $175, you load; 1 cord delivered, $250. Add $25 for stacking. 817-596-3788. Cheap wood, my place, 2 miles east of Springtown. Oak & Pecan, $10/ car, $20-$40 pickup load. Cord split, $200, Cord logs, $120. Call 817475-9884.

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034 Garage Sales Sale Nov. 15th-16th, 208 Overhill Drive, Springtown. Lots of girl’s clothes size 7/8, some 10/12; 50 in. Samsung TV; doll furniture, etc. 817986-9411.

*Antiques *Glass *Knives *Tools *20 Ft Gooseneck Stock Trailer *Furniture *Tons of Christmas Items *Christmas Trees *Nativity Scenes *Artwork* *Entertainment Center *Lighted Corner Display Cabinet *1880 American Walnut Bedroom Suite *Antique Oak Sideboard *Large Area Rug *Vintage Copper & Brass Decorator Pieces *Store Displays *Large Antique Oak Store Display *Hundreds of 1950's & 1960's Baseball Cards *Books *Collectibles *Arts & Crafts Items* Bicycles* Huge Box Lots *And Much More*

2006 Honda Civic, 4-door w/ moon roof, new tires & breaks, excellent condition, $7,500/OBO. 817-821-6377.

1989 Chevy Camero, 4-speed, 52K miles, good condition, $2,800. 817-752-7172.

Reach more than 8,000 households with combo advertising in the Azle News and the Springtown Epigraph.

Saturday, Nov. 16th, 8A-4P, 804 Maggard Court, Azle.

Preview 9-4 Friday November 15, 2013

2002 Ford Focus, mint condition, dependable car, $3,295/OBO. 817-220-4095.

Most ads require payment in advance, but we do accept VISA, MASTERCARD OR DISCOVER by phone.

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Auctions

Electric stove top; double oven; washer & dryer...and misc. furnishings. 817-929-0503.

Springtown Epigraph THE

817-270-3340 - Azle - classifi ed@azlenews.net 817-220-7217 - Springtown - shirley@springtown-epigraph.net

CLASSIFIED 1. Air Condition/Heating 2. ......................Antiques 3.................... Appliances 4..........Appliance Repair 5.....................Arts/Crafts 6............. Asphalt Paving 7........................ Auctions 8................ Autos, Trucks 9..... Auto Repair Service 10.........Backhoe Service 11............. Boats, Motors 12...............Bookkeeping 13..................... Business Opportunity 14........ Campers/Trailers 15...................... Carports 16...... Equipment Repair 17............ Carpet Service 18 ......................Catering 19...............Cement Work 20.................Ceramic tile 21................... Child Care 22................... Cosmetics 23...Computers/Services

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Serving the Metroplex Since 1975 FAMILY OWNED• FREE ESTIMATES • INSURED FALL DISCOUNT 10% OFF Residential • CommeRCial tRee Removal • topping pRuning • Feeding

817- 220-1141 817-444-9574

Friday-Saturday, 7A-4P, 12021 FM 730 N., Azle. Antiques, Coke signs, women’s clothes. Too much to list. 3 Family, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 22-23, 8AM, 330 Thomas Road, Springtown. Clothes, furniture, animal feeders, decorative columns and much more. Nov. 15th-16th, 8A-5P, 212 Turpin Drive, Azle. Clothing: maternity, baby boy, ladies-all sizes. Lot of misc! Multi-Family Yard Sale SaturdaySunday, Nov. 16-17, 9A-? (no earlybirds please), 1009 Ellie’s Court, Springtown. Pfaff 130 heavy-duty sewing machine (good condition), various household items, DVDs, chrildren’s toys. Children will be selling treats. Come by and say hi!

INSIDE/OUTSIDE SALE SATURDAY ONLY Dishes, Pictures, Furniture, Cast Iron 9 miles west of 199/51 on 199, left on Poolville Cutoff

Find it in the classifieds! 035 Garden/Mowing Service Tractor, garden, tilling and brush hogging small acreages. Call Floyd at 817-220-6260. RICH TOP SOIL $10-$20 per yard. David 817-300-4350. supergrassdirt.com. Masonry & Stone Work, retaining walls, patios, flowerbeds, houses, entries. Anything with stone and repairs. 817-919-4487. FREE ESTIMATES. Mowing, weed eating, scrap haul off, property clean up. Call Brett 817-881-2357. Tree trimming, removal, mow, weeding, cleanup, tilling, rake leaves, haul-offs. Free estimates. Kevin 817-363-0010. STEPHEN’S TRACTOR WORK. Free Estimates. Mowing, tilling, bucket work, posthole digging and more. 817-403-2992.

STUMP GRINDING Don’t dig it! Grind it! 1 or 100 - We can do it. $65 minimum

817-237-5592

Chad's Tree Service

Trimming • Removals - Stump Grinding Systemic Feeding • Brush Chipping • Cable Bracing

817-221-2201 • 817-246-5943 Insured for your protection Lic. #4346 & #6537

For Sale

FRESH BROWN EGGS from locally pastured hens. Fertile, large to jumbo, incredibly tasty, $3/doz. 817881-7297. 2 woodburning stoves, $200 & $500. 817-733-0306. Twin size Tempur-Pedic bed, have remote to raise head & foot of bed. Great for older person. Like new, $850. 817-964-2560.

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FREE TES ESTIMA

Commercial & Residential Sprinkler Installation & Repair Landscaping & Design · Drainage Rock & Stonework · Landscape Lighting Sod & Hydromulching Family Owned & Operated Since 1989

djhuffmaninc.com Experienced & Competitive Prices

SENIOR DISCOUNTS • FREE ESTIMATES

817-270-0544 • 817-379-0545

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Campfire Lawn & Garden Trees trimmed-removed Full lawn care & haul-offs

Insured • Azle since 1962 Compare Prices

No Job Too Small

Terms Available 817-444-0861 A.W. Teater 817-690-4011 cell

All major credit cards accepted

Landscape Dependable and Reliable Online Account Sprinklers Management Lawn Care

Best Lawn Guarantee in Town

WE’RE HIRING!

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Experienced House Framers needed, Parker County and surrounding areas. 817-913-4009. Energetic Handyman needed Mon-Fri in Springtown. Must have some experience in plumbing, electrical, mowing, building, etc. No certification required. Starting pay is $10/hour. Call Diana 817-349-3066. Stone Trucking is looking to hire a class A-CDL Driver. Contact Richard at 817-677-3489. EAGLE CREST VILLA taking applications for experienced COOK. Apply in person: 113 Denver Trail, Azle, Texas. Will Reed State Farm Insurance. Inside Sales/Service position. High paced, team oriented environment. Send resume to wbreed5@gmail. com. Experienced Waitress needed at Stewart Street Cafe, 117 S. Stewart, Azle. Apply in person. Must be able to pass test. Experienced in-home Caregiver for female with end-stage Alzheimer’s, Azle/Reno area, Sat. & Sun. 6P-8A, $50 a night, Sun. 8A-6P, paid hourly by agency, light housekeeping/ meal prep/Pass Background/Drug. References required. 817-713-8472. Vance Godbey’s Restaurant is now hiring Dishwashers and Caterers for part-time work. 817-237-2218.

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FULL TIME LAUNDRY HELP

• Sod • Stone Work • Flower Beds • Fencing • Clean Up • Trees

Split Shift 2 Days/2 Nights

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Azle Manor, Inc.

Tree Service

721 Dunaway Lane · Azle· Texas · 76020 EOE 817-444-2536

All work is done by off duty professional firefighters

Tree Removal & Trimming · Brush Hog · Box Blade Front Loader · Tiller · Truck & Trailer for Hauling

Cook’s Helper Hours may vary.

Apply in person

Azle Manor

Call, Text 817-291-3955 or Email jonny5206@yahoo.com

E.O.E.

721 Dunaway 444-2536

Trucking Company

Hiring

Best Prices in Town!

FREE E stimat es Estimat stimates

“Class A” Flat Bed Drivers and Frac Sand Haulers. 2 years of verifiable driving exp. $500 BONUS after 90 days, plus Benefits.

Lawn & Garden Maintenance

•Clean Up • Mowing • Edging • Weedeating •Rake & Bag Leaves •Tree Trimming

Irrigation Repair Licensed Professional Services include Wire & Valve locates, Pipe repair, Head adjust or replace, System Design

817-845-6965

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Unwanted debris removed at a reasonable rate. Call Tom 817-4488578. Clean up and haul off. Old appliances and metal. 817-7238861.

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Fertilized Coastal Hay For Sale Round Bales - Will Deliver Springtown/Azle Area 940-389-1936 Horse quality fertilized Coastal hay square bales, $8/each. 817-9094052. Horse quality square bales in barn, $7.50/bale, minimum 20 bales. No checks, cash only. 817-694-5554. Fertilized Coastal round bales from last year, $50 each. Must have own way of loading. 682-239-5137.

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LVN & CNA needed for Lake Worth Nursing Home. Contact Jon 817319-9073. Business is Booming! Now interviewing servers. Apply in person, Shinola’s Texas Cafe, Springtown.

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NOW HIRING: 2 Openings at group homes located in Azle. 1 parttime & 1 full-time position. Both positions require working weekends. Must have clean criminal & driving records. Training will be provided. Please text or call 817-443-2494, Monday-Friday, 9A-5P.

FULL TIME LAUNDRY HELP Split Shift 2 Days/2 Nights Azle Manor, Inc.

721 Dunaway Lane · Azle· Texas · 76020 EOE 817-444-2536

Paid Weekly, Insurance, Aflac, Paid Vacations and much more

Call Daniel 1-800-448-6323 Wise Regional Health System

Part-time Help, resale shop in Weatherford. 817-599-3510.

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MAINSTREAM (group home for adults with developmental disabilities) is hiring Part-time Direct Contact Staff for 17 hour weekday shift (2nd & 3rd shift) or 24 hour weekend shifts. Paid training. Starting pay is minimum wage. Good potential for full-time employment. Call Sandra or Carole at 817-2702747, Mon-Fri, 9A-3P. Poolville ISD is accepting applications for a Bus Driver. Please contact Kurt Kronenberger or Alice Flowers at 817-594-4452.

For all of our available job opportunities, visit

www.WiseRegional.com A Not-For-Profit Hospital • EOE Decatur, TX • Job Line: 940-626-2525

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Home Repair & Improvement. Solar screens installed, free estimates, reasonable rates, 25 years experience 817-681-7287.

Help Wanted: Registered TAX PREPARER. Must have PTIN Number. 817-270-3672.

Before you buy vinyl siding or windows, call Jimmy for a free estimate 817-444-5270; 817-2967567. allamericanhc.net.

Tree Climbers with rope & saddle experience. Must have transportation and good driving record. 817-596-3788.

Keith Hays Construction Company. All types cement work, carpentry, roofing and metal buildings. 817220-7201

WERRY THEORY EMBROIDERY in Azle has a position available for a Zig Zag Operator to sew patches onto school letter jackets. Experience required. Apply in person at 12000 FM 730 N. or call 817-4445424. Position is part-time with no weekends.

WILLIE SIMON TILE & WOOD. Shower, Tub Surround & Backsplashes. 817-366-4555.

Town of lakeside is accepting applications for Water & Wastewater Technician I. For applications and job description, visit Town website at lakesidetexas.us.

Find a Job in the Classified Help Wanted Section.

Let my 40 years of experience work for you. Integrity and quality work at affordable prices. BOBBY MCWILLIAMS PAINTING 817-8216377. www.bobbymcwilliams.com.

LOOK Vinyl Siding: Insulated Replacement Windows: Complete Remodeling Lowest Prices: Best Material Free Estimates: Since 1963 817-991-6815

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Azle Manor

721 Dunaway Ln. • 817-444-2536

Graphic Artist Full-time position.

Training may be provided for qualified candidate. The appropriate candidate must have a positive attitude, be accustomed to working on deadlines and be a good team player.

040 Home Improvement LEXINGTON BLOWN INSULATION CO. WINTER SPECIAL: $1 per sq. ft. of attic space, Gov. rating to get R-16=6.5”, We Give 8”. Feel the Difference Today! GARAGE ENCLOSURES: Take your dingy garage and turn it into a New Energy Efficient home office/living room/den. Call Ray anytime 817770-2793. GOOD SAMARITAN HANDYMAN SERVICE, INC. All your home repairs and remodeling needs. Dependable service, reasonable prices, free estimates. Randy 817-320-6782.

Mr. Sweeps Chimney Cleaning Service

Excellent computer skills and some web knowledge are a must and knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and WordPress a plus. Accuracy, ability to closely follow directions and attention to detail are essential to success.

Keep your home safe. Call Parker/Wise County’s oldest chimney sweeping company, Mr. Sweeps

To apply, Email: johnna@azlenews.net or Mail to: Azle News – Attn: Johnna Bridges 321 W. Main St., Azle, TX 76020

Early Fall Special

NO PHONE CALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Affiliated with Baylor Health Care System

HOUSE CLEANING RELIEF POSITION. Not needed daily, but available @ 7:45AM Mon-Fri. Home by 2PM on days worked. Leave message: 817-237-9848.

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Help Wanted

NOW HIRING

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817-444-7711 • 817-444-7774

NOW OFFERING: Brush Hog Services

817-444-6259

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Part-Time

Jon Reed, Owner

Classifieds

Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday

Advertizing Works! 040 Home Improvement PAINTING, REMODELING, CARPENTRY. Home Improvement Special: $100 off any job of $1,000 or more. Painting, carpentry, sheetrock, storage buildings, porch covers, decks. 36 years experience. Call Bill Rosser now for a Free Estimate. 817-374-2566; 866-3743559. www.billrosserpainting.com. Home repairs, bobcat services, mowing, tractor mowing. No job too big or too small. 682-229-9145. Tree Trimming & Removal Painting, Plumbing General Handyman Experienced, Reliable Affordable, References Free Estimates 817-489-8848

040 Home Improvement DEVIN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Carpentry, cement, rock, granite, tile, painting, siding, insulation, kitchen/ bath, roof/gutters, powerwashing, decks. FALL SPECIAL: 20% Off w/ this Ad! 817-629-9608. WORKHORSE HANDYMAN SERVICES. Bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, remodels, mobile home repair and roof repair. Quality at a reasonable rate. 817-874-6109. CHIP’S CONSTRUCTION. Fencing, metal buildings, welding, carports, decks, farm & ranch repair, general construction. 817-372-9472. Local Azle Movers looking for extra work during the down season. We have multiple skill sets including hauling & moving, trees, painting, yard work, cleaning/organizing garages. OVERALL HANDYMAN WORK. 817-312-4786.

Need some work done - Look Here!

Devin’s Handyman Service • Carpentry • Cement • Rock • Granite • Tile • Painting • Siding

• Insulation FALL • Kitchen/ SPECIAL Bath 20% OFF • Roof & with Gutters this ad! • Powerwashing • Decks

Call Devin at 817-629-9608

817-692-5624 ask for Doug

www.mrsweepschimneycleaning.com

$75.00 BMH

Custom Homes BRIAN HENSLEY 817.229.7668

Steve Feltman Painting

• Interior & Exterior • Bed • Commercial Residential • Texture • Tape • Seal & texture • Sheetrock repair/replace • Remove old wallpaper/seal & texture • Pole fence painting • Pressure washing Cabinetry/Wood Work/Staining

Call Steve

817-800-9591

Chapman Carpentry Off-Duty Firefighter Professional & Dependable exterior & interior remodeling, patio covers, drywall repairs

817-946-6787 817-444-4198

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Sebastian Enterprises CUSTOM HOME BUILDING Since 1995

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REMODEL & REPAIR

HOME & BUSINESS

Many Happy Local Customers

C R A M E D D O C

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MILLIE’S HAVE BROOM WILL TRAVEL 817-444-5281; 817-455-9877. NEWFANGLED CLEANING. Old-Fashioned Cleaning DONE BY OWNER ONLY! Residential cleaning, clean-outs, move-ins & make-ready. 25+ years experience. Call or text Beth 817-361-2182 for more information.

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Reliable Lady seeks cleaning jobs; large, small, domestic & commercial, attention to detail, excellent ironing. 817-503-5564.

Your Cleaning Service Professional Cleaning since 1989 Phone hours: Mon thru Fri 7 am - 1 pm: 817-237-9848 PLEASE LEAVE VOICE MAIL our pros may be out chasing fairy dust

Backgrounds Checked We furnish Tools & Chemicals

Hospitality Guarantee “Your Way”

One time - Monthly - Bi-Weekly - Weekly, or as needed

You’ll love the care you get!

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Handyman needs work. Call 817308-0787.

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Masonry

Masonry & Stone Work, retaining walls, patios, flowerbeds, houses, entries. Anything with stone and repairs. 817-919-4487.

Since 1989

JAMES WOOD MASONRY. INC. Quality Masonry work! • No job too small

BRICK • STONE • GLASS BLOCK

office:

817-444-2581 cell:817-233-1126

Azle, TX ,L.L.C.

concrete

commercial • residential

Landscape Designs, Patios, Outdoor Kitchens, Retaining Walls, Mailboxes Free All Types Stone & Brick Work New Construction • Remodels Estimates

Cell 817-308-6512 Home 817-444-3806 email alvarogsilva@verizon.net

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Commercial • Residential FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED Repairs • New Construction

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28 Years in Azle

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• Roofing • Windows • Attic Insulation • Painting

817-523-4137 069

Menix Pet Lodge

Climate Controlled Kennels Dog Runs, Large Yard Where Pets are Pampered

817-983-1435

Carolyn’s Critter Sitter

ROOFING & METAL BUILDINGS 817-220-1794 817-304-4224 Tired of always replacing your roof? Call us for a metal roof quote.

We’ll be here after the storm.

Sand/Gravel

Pool Service

060 Professional Services PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CLEANING 817-602-1696. Home Decor Designer/Small Remodel, Refresh Decor, Staging for Quick Sale. 7 years experience. Call Judi at 817-925-2189.

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GFA/GRAHAM PLUMBING CO. M#15899

“The Solution To All Your Plumbing Needs”

CommercialResidential Serving Springtown, Azle, Boyd, Weatherford Area

817-220-2469 grahamplumbingco.com

Plumbing Repairs Drains Cleaned Water Heaters Faucets Slab Leaks

817-444-3054 M10078

Check out our websites: www.azlenews.net www.springtown-epigraph.net

SAND • DIRT • GRAVEL Dozer and Tractor Work

TOP SOIL • ROADBASE • BRICK SAND DRIVEWAY GRAVEL • CRUSHED STONE (sizes ¼ inch up to 2 feet)

YOU CALL... WE HAUL

Jerry W. Mitchell

817-444-DIRT(3478)

Quality Family Business Since 1938

Insurance Claim Specialists  

CALL Cliff Hall

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Pet Sitting Specialist Local References

As the leaves fall, we’ll be there to catch them all. GANNON SWIMMING POOL SERVICE. 817230-3838.

DESIGN

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Mark Cozart 817-233-6668

Jeremy Cozart 817-237-2028

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(817)221-2681 We go the extra mile to ensure you get more for your $. On House Pads, Driveways, Lot Clearing & Tractor Work, Etc.

Storage

Innerspace Storage Hwy 199, Springtown. Now renting all unit sizes, 24-hour access. 817-6774050. MIDWAY SELF STORAGE & BOAT STORAGE. Located in between Azle/Lakeside, off Hwy 199. Contact Jennifer 817-988-9045 or Brian 405203-1967.

PLACE AN AD IN THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY! 817-270-3340 817-220-7217

Ash Creek Storage Convenient Location

Corner of Main St. & Locust • Azle

817-444-3292

STORAGE UNITS 1350 Liberty School Road

5x10 $30/month

Special!

6 Months ... $150 817-246-4646

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AZCO Self Storage RV, Boat or Trailer Spaces Available

$20.00 per month 1st Month Free! 

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Metal Building Erectors

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1220 E. Hwy. 199 • Springtown

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FOR SALE: 30 +/- acres, commercial property, Hwy 199 between Azle & Springtown. 817-798-2645, please leave message. 9 acre hayfield w/haybarn. Springbranch & Knob Road, Springtown. $75K cash or Owner Finance. Payments, if financed, $702/mo. Shirley 903-517-8045.

081 Business/Commercial 40x50 building for rent 3 miles west of Springtown 817-713-7495. Great building for Lease, industrial area in Azle. The building is 12,000 sq. ft., bathrooms and office area with heat and A/C. Majority of the 12,000 sq. ft. is shop, concrete floor, loading dock, big overhead door, plenty of parking space. For information call 817-360-3627. Commercial Leasing: 328 W. Main Street, Azle. Suites starting at $.90 per sq. ft. 817-235-2284; 817-6820838. 3 acre gravel lot in Springtown area for lease. 817-657-5682. Commercial building just outside Azle area for lease, great opportunity. Can be 1 business or 3. Only serious calls. Inquiries 8A-8P only. Joyce 817-343-0451. Professional office spaces for lease, newly repainted, 800 sq. ft. & 1,000 sq. ft. Suites 101 & 103, 1230 E. Hwy 199, Springtown. 817-2202150. 40x60 metal building, fronts Hwy 199, $500/mo., located between Azle and Springtown, 817-992-9570.

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FSBO: 3 BR 2 BA brick home on 6.5 acres with barn, 4 car carport, 18x30 gunite pool, 20x30 shop w/30x25 awning. FM 730 N. $245,000/OBO. 817-965-2156. MUST SELL! 4 BR 2 BA plus den on 1 acre! Huge island kitchen! New appliances! Will help with financing! 817-385-7892. NEW HOME: 4 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Owner financing available! Cheaper than rent! New appliances! 817-385-7892. New Home MUST SELL! 3 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Will help with financing! Affordable payments! 817385-7892.

Upholstery

QUALITY UPHOLSTERING. Free Estimates. Pick-up and Delivery Service. 817-727-6836.

Well Drilling

Need a quality water well at a fair price? Also pump sales and installation. Kelvin’s Pump and Well Service, 817-221-4300.

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Dauenhauer Contractors, Inc.

Metal Buildings · Pre-Engineered · Shops / Barns Arenas / Churches · Aircraft Hangars

817-220-7972

www.metalbuildingstexas.com

Version 2 owner Rodney Vick 817-220-3044 fax 817-523-7639 cell 817-253-1614

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Compare Pricing NO JOB TOO SMALL

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084 Mobile Homes for Rent Units starting at $450/mo., trash service paid. 817-221-3112; 817235-2284. 2006, 2-2, 16x56 mobile home, stamped & colored patio, sidewalks & driveway with carport, small storage shed, No Pets, $800/mo. water/trash included, $800 deposit. 6 miles north of Azle off 730, Boyd address. 940-433-5542. Pelican Bay: 1524 Partridge, 1-1, S&R, CH/WU, $295/mo. $200 deposit. Owner/Broker 817-9889954. Pelican Bay: 1404 Dawn Drive N., 2 BR 1.5 BA, stove only, CH/A, $435/ mo. $300 deposit. Owner/Broker 817-988-9954.

817-220-2150 www.weld-done.net

Driveway gravel, top soil, septic rock, tandem dump trucks. Grady Mansell 817-713-7495.

Local Breeder Selling Parakeets & Love Birds; Parakeet, Love Bird & Parrot seed and different size cages, plus millet spray. 817-715-2446, 9A-6P.

Our Business is Metal Buildings - And We’re Good!

Commercial & Residential

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PEASTER ISD: New home, 3 BR 2.5 BA, gameroom, 2 story on 1 acre lot! New appliances! Will help with financing! 817-385-7892.

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Very nice 36 ft. RV with 3 slides in Adult Park near Azle. Shop, store room, carport & cover over RV. For Rent or Sale. 817-444-3760. Share a 3BR/2BA home with 2 adult females. Rent, utilities to split 3 ways. 817-270-1493 (days). Approx. 6 miles north of Azle. 2 bedroom 2 bath SW, $500/mo. plus deposit. 817-366-9654. 2-2 on 1 acre, like new, completely remodeled, fridge, stove & table, $750/mo. $750 deposit. 817-9082211. 4 BR 2 BA mobile home, fenced yard, carport, storage building, Springtown ISD, $800/mo. $800 deposit, water/trash service included. 817-220-7418. 2 BR & small 3 BR SW’s, $475/mo. $300 deposit, $35 application fee. 817-444-0205. PELICAN BAY: 1324 PELICAN CIRCLE, 2-1, $465/$300 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817246-4646. gtatx.com. Hablamos Espanol. 2-2 MH, very nice. 111-A E. Bradshaw Road, Springtown, $750/ mo. $600 security deposit. 817-2204095. 3-2 DW, $725/mo. $500 deposit, $35 application fee. 817-444-0205.

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817-270-3340 - Azle 817-220-7217 - Springtown 086 Mobile Home/RV Lots PELICAN BAY: Mobile Home Lots for rent: 1405 PELICAN DRIVE, $185/mo. $50 deposit; 1708 GALE DRIVE, $155/mo. $50 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817-2464646. gtatx.com. Hablamos Español. RV Spot on 199 with 20x20 garage, water & electric included, $350 per month. 817-360-9318. Covered RV Spaces, Carport, Storage Building, $250/mo. Heritage RV Park. 817-444-3760.

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4-plex, 2-2, Azlewood, $695/$400 security deposit, WBFP, walk-in closets, box windows, large kitchen w/pantry, 1,100 sq. ft. 817-3603039. SPRINGTOWN APARTMENTS, 624 East 3rd Street. 2 bedroom 1 bath, clean, new carpet, $600/mo. includes water, trash service & basic cable, $500 deposit. 817-875-8406. 2 & 3 bedrooms, 2 bath duplexes, 1 car garage, fenced backyard, all appliances, all brick, great location. Stewart Bend Duplex Homes in Azle. 817-444-2362. www.stewartbend. com. 3-1.5 duplex in Reno, completely remodeled, $695/mo. $500 deposit, trash service included. 817-2281752. 1 BR, Eagle Mountain Lake front, $800/mo., bills paid. 817-237-2852. UPSTAIRS EFFICIENCY APARTMENT: 1 BR 1 BA, no pets, $600/mo. plus deposit. 817-9254343. 1616 Newsom Mound Road, Springtown. 2-1, totally remodeled, tile floors, gas range, above stove microwave, dishwasher, fridge w/ice maker, pet friendly, trash service & yard work included, $850/mo. $850 deposit. 817-902-5142. Nice brick 3-2-2, Springtown ISD, easy access to Hwy 199, hardwood, tile, carpet, ceiling fans, blinds throughout, non smoking, $1,125/ mo. $1,125 deposit. 817-300-4293. 3-1.5 with carport, updated house on large lot with pool, Azle ISD, $750/mo. 682-556-4211. HALF OFF FIRST MONTH’S RENT! 3-2 duplex, $700/mo. $500 security deposit, small pets allowed, includes water & trash service. 817-909-5160. 1,000 sf, 1 bedroom house, no pets, references required, $550/mo. $300 deposit. 817-629-8214. 3 bedroom 1.5 bath, $600/mo. $600 deposit, $1,000 deposit each pet. Springtown. Call Mike 817-7140567. Large 3 bedroom 2 bath home for Lease. 2,150 sq. ft., $950/mo. $1,000 security deposit. 817-8214426. 3-2 house in Springtown, 1,250 sq. ft., $900/mo. 940-389-8322. 3-2 duplex, Springtown ISD, Rolling Glen, no pets, $695/mo. $350 deposit. 817-360-9318. AZLE: Very nice 3-1-1, fenced backyard with storage building, $850/mo. $500 deposit. 817-3603335. LEASE: Brick 3-2-2, Azle ISD, close to all, hardwood, tile, carpet, fans, blinds, no pets, non smoking, credit report & references. $885/mo. $850 deposit. 817-807-5295. Garage apartment, separate from house, 1 bedroom, $575/mo. $275 deposit, utilities paid, non smoking. 817-444-1906. PELICAN BAY: 1904 PELICAN DRIVE N., 3-2-1, $725/$300 deposit; 1576 REEF, 3-2-1, $685/$300 deposit; 1837 PELICAN DRIVE N., 3-2-1, $665/$300 deposit; 1831 PELICAN OVAL, 2-2, $595/$400 deposit; 1512 CORAL CUT OFF, 2-1, $545/$300 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817-246-4646. gtatx. com. Hablamos Espanol.

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12533 FM 730 S. - Handyman Special!! 4-2 situated on a little over 4 acres. Great project home. 1113 Willow Ridge Dr. - Nice 4-2-2 with split bedrooms. Large living area has brick WBFP, bay window in breakfast area, 16x12 workshop with loft and electricity. 105 Venado Ct. - Beautiful new construction home with 4-2-2 with extra room to used as second living, formal dining or study. Large open family room. 104 Bosque Ct. - New construction!! Beautiful 4-2-2 with formal dining and split bedrooms. Large open family room with fireplace. 1317 Glenwood Dr. - Beautiful ! with formal dining SOLD3-2-2 and study. 916 Red Bud Dr. - Nice 3-1 home on fantastic lot. Bonus room, updated kitchen. Great location. D! 824 Wood Ln. - Cute S 3-2O well home on large lot. Lmaintained 1528 Chaparral Lane - Fabulous 3-2-2 doublewide with so much to offer. Newly upgraded with lake views!!! 110 Willow Ct. - LAND!!! 1.35 acres located on a cul-de-sac with other houses on the street.

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4-2 MOBILE ON 2.277 ACRES. Small barn, fenced and cross-fenced. Nice porches, fenced yard, shade trees. $56,500 3-2 ON 2.827 ACRES. Wooded lot, fenced and crossfenced with pond. Handy man special! $39,900 3-3 ON 1.494 ACRE LOT. Heavily wooded. Manufactured home, storage building, covered area, greenhouse and fire pit. $59,900 3-2 DW ON 2.906 ACRES. Peaster ISD. $79,900 3-2 ON 2.27 ACRES. Updated, pipe fence yard, 2 patios, landscaping, mechanics dream, 30x40 shop, too many out buildings to mention! $199,000 2 STORY 3-2 on wooded 23.74 acres. Secluded home also has 2 story duplex for rental income, large shop. $371,000

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LAND 16.91 ACRES, wooded lot with 450 feet road frontage, fenced. $105,000 13.58 ACRES lot inside city limits. Excellent and convenient location for business. $169,000 0.81 ACRE lot in town. Pecan and fruit trees. Storage building. $35,000 1.634 ACRE lot, heavily wooded. Secluded. $16,900

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$45,000 - 3-2-2 Car Carport Singlewide Mobile on Approx. 0.46 Acres. Well maintained mobile in nice rural area close to lake with landscape, trees and covered patio. Contact Kathy at 817-237-3338. $70,000 - 3-2 Mobile on 5 acres includes peach orchard, 2 storage buildings, 5th wheel and storm shelter $75,000 - 3-1-1 Brick currently leased until September 2014. For details call Crystal @ 817-658-6786 $84,900 - 2-2-1 Brick Small Older House that has a brick add-on with dining/breakfast.WBFP can heat house in winter, gated fence, storage and newer HVAC. Reduced! $89,900 - 3-2-1 with 2-Car Carport. Corner lot with approx. 0.744 acres. Freddie Mac First Look Initiative through Nov. 10th and to be sold As-Is. Located in Fort Worth. $95,000 - 3-2-2 Brick with large living area, WBFP, fenced and conveniently located next to Shady Grove Park and baseball fields $125,000 - 2-1-1 Brick on 7 Acres. Cute home includes 2 barns, tack room and 1 car detached garage. Boyd! Reduced! $135,000 - Brick Duplex with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Unit A is currrently leased until February 28, 2014. Unit B is available for lease. $145,000 - 3-2-2 with 2 Living Areas. Lovely home on large and nicely treed lot. Big closets, fresh paint inside and out, WBFP and more. Lakeside! Reduced! $174,900 - 3-2-2 Brick in Saginaw. 3 or 4 bedroom home with in-ground pool and spa. Fresh paint, new carpet and more. Must see! $220,000 - 2-2.5-2 Brick on Eagle Mtn. Lake. Enjoy lake living in this home with boat lift for easy lake access. $233,000 - 4-2.5-2 Brick Home. Picture your family & friends hanging out in large kitchen playing 42 or Chicken Foot around dining table and watching your favorite team all together, it’s possible here! Covered parking for 3 vehicles, large workshop, storage building. Must see! $249,900 - 3-2.5-2 Tasteful & Spacious Home in Upscale Neighborhood, not far from lake, great views, media room, WBFP, and lots more to offer. Fort Worth. $277,000 - 3-2-2 Brick, Approx. 68.82 Acres. Ranch/Farm. Sandy loam, new 6 slick wire fence most way around, corral and good well. Callahan County. Reduced!

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Holiday decorating not bound to strict schedules Some people are so eager for Christmas to arrive that they simply cannot wait long to transform their homes from the traditional decor into a holiday wonderland. Others prefer to build up the suspense of the season and wait until mid-December before decking the halls. There is no right or wrong time to start decorating, but there are some tips to make that process easier. Christmas items can sometimes be found on store shelves as early as September, and even those homeowners who intend to decorate when the season is in full swing can purchase items now and then bring them out when the time comes to decorate. Shopping early allows holiday enthusiasts to be more choosy about their decorations. Many families start their holiday decorating on the day after Thanksgiving. Such families should know there are benefits to using artificial greenery in the decor. A real Christmas tree or wreath may dry out and present a fire hazard if purchased too early. If you want the tree in the window for a full month or more, an artificial tree is a safer choice. Decorating before December also allows families to enjoy their decorations much

longer. It can be hard work to decorate the house, and equally arduous to remove those decorations, so decorating earlier allows homeowners to enjoy the fruits of their labors a lot longer than they would if they decorate in December. Some people feel that decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving is a tad too early, and there are advantages to decorating in early or mid-December, when stores have a wider selection of decorations at shoppers’ disposal. Some stores do not display all of their merchandise until after Thanksgiving. If you have your heart set on a natural Christmas tree, decorating later helps to ensure the tree remains fresh, fragrant and safe with the right care. Homeowners who delay their decorations also can take inventory of what neighbors are doing and design a decorating scheme that blends with the neighborhood or stands out. Some families even prefer to save their decorating until right before Christmas, choosing to decorate on Christmas Eve. Those who prefer to a more religious them to their holiday decorations may prefer to decorate later and keep their decorations on display until the celebration

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Out-of-the-box themes for your holiday party Parties are an integral part of the holiday season, when friends and family gather to celebrate and give thanks. For holiday hosts, parties are a great opportunity to make the season even more festive with an event that guests won’t soon forget. The following are just a few themes to make your holiday party as memorable as it is merry. • Christmas sweater party: Christmas sweater parties have grown in popularity over the last decade, when revelers have tried to outdo one another with the most outrageous holidaythemed sweater. Give prizes for the most outlandish sweater and let guests know early on so

they can begin their hunt for a holiday sweater that’s so ugly or outrageous you can’t help but love it. • Christmas costume party: Costume parties aren’t just for Halloween. This holiday season, consider making your holiday bash a costume party, encouraging guests to dress up as their favorite characters from holiday tales like “Frosty the Snowman,” “A Christmas Carol” or any of the host of beloved holiday legends. • Caribbean Christmas: The weather come the holiday season may be the one thing to put a damper on the festivities. To combat blue feelings from poPLEASE SEE THINK, PAGE 8.

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Strawberry Jell-O, cream cheese and pretzel collide in a fabulous flavor frenzy. 1. Pretzel layer · 2 cups crushed pretzels · 3/4 cup butter, melted · 3 tablespoons white sugar Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together crushed pretzels, melted butter and 3 tablespoons sugar, mix

2. Cream cheese layer · 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened · 1 cup white sugar · 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

3. Jell-O layer · 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored Jell-O® · 2 cups boiling water · 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in still frozen strawberries and allow to set briefly. When mixture is about the consistency of egg whites, In a large mixing bowl, mix together pour and spread over cream cheese cream cheese and sugar. Fold in layer. Refrigerate until set. whipped topping. Spread mixture onto cooled pretzel crust layer. Serves 12.

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tentially inclement weather, consider a Caribbean theme for your holiday party this season. Rather than wearing sweaters and long pants, wear beach attire and give the party a touch of the Caribbean. Outfit your home in beach decor and serve food and drinks reminiscent of the Caribbean instead of more traditional holiday fare like eggnog and gingerbread cookies. • Film festival: Holiday movies are another tradition of the season, so why not invite friends

and family over for a holiday film marathon? Include classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story and encourage guests to submit their own favorites for consideration. • Christmas karaoke: For those who love to belt out their favorite holiday tunes, consider throwing a Christmas karaoke party that allows guests to perform their own renditions of their favorite Christmas carols. Purchase a home karaoke set and ask guests in advance of the party if there are any particular songs they’d like to perform.

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Cream Cheese-Stuffed Peppers Recipe from Amber Plumley

Just as soon as this flaky and delicious family favorite appetizer hits the tabletop, it’s gone. Weeks before Thanksgiving, my family craves these fresh and warm treats. Before guests arrive on Thanksgiving Day, I sneak and devour one or two just to be sure I get a taste! · 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro · 8 fresh whole jalapeño chiles · 1 teaspoon grated lime peel · 1 (8 ounces) can refrigerated Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls · 4 ounces cream cheese softened · 4 ounces fresh, grated Parmesan cheese · 1/4 cup butter or margarine · 1 tablespoon lime juice Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Blend cream cheese, lime juice,

lime peel and cilantro in a bowl and set aside. Cut each jalapeño in half long ways, cut off stems and remove and throw away seeds. On a cutting board, unroll crescent dough and separate the already perforated triangles into 8. Cut each triangle in half, creating a total of 16 triangles. For each jalapeño half, spoon in 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mix; turn jalapeño cheese side down on top of the dough triangle with the point of jalapeño meeting the triangle point. Begin to roll the dough and jalapeño to combine and pinch at ends to seal. In a separate dish, combine melted butter and Parmesan cheese. Dip each jalapeño wrapped in dough into butter and roll in cheese to coat. Place each onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until Parmesan and dough are golden brown. Remove cooking sheet promptly, serve warm. Serves 16.

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Elf on the Shelf: useful tool or just creepy? How can a little elf become so popular with families during the holidays? Easy, make it a “special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists.” At least, that’s according to the Elf on the Shelf website, www.elfontheshelf.com. Once “adopted” by a family, the little boy or girl elf begins their daily adventures. Every night they take a trip back to Santa’s home in the North Pole to give a rundown of all things nice – and naughty – that occurred that day.

They return just before the household wakes up, always in a different place of course. What keeps this magic strong is a little holiday belief and childlike wonder. Only two simple rules are given to kids: 1. The elf cannot be touched or the fragile Christmas magic he has may be lost or weakened to the point of not being able to return to the North Pole. 2. The elf cannot speak or move while anyone is in the house – only watch and listen. Most often the elf “appears” in PLEASE SEE LITTLE, PAGE 13.

Sweet Potato Soufflé

a shallow 2-quart greased casserole. Topping: Recipe from Carla Noah Stutsman · 1/2 cup butter · 1/2 cup sugar I found this recipe in Lone Star · 1/4 cup flour Legacy II, a cookbook I bought at · 1 can (8 ounces) crushed Stockyards Traditions, a chic ladies pineapple, drained western clothing store located in the · 1 egg Fort Worth Stockyards in the mid- to late-1980s. The book is an official Melt butter. Cream in sugar and Texas Sesquicentennial cookbook presented by the Austin Junior Fo- flour. Add pineapple and egg and mix rum. The recipe itself was provided well. Pour over sweet potato mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. by Mrs. David (Priscilla) King. I’ve made this Sweet Potato SoufServes 10. flé for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year since then, and it’s always Note: I always double this recia family favorite. pe. If you do, too, be aware it will probably need to cook an hour or a Sweet potatoes: little more due to the density of the · 2 cans (29 ounces each) sweet sweet potato mixture. You’ll know potatoes it’s getting done when the pineapple · 1/2 cup butter topping begins to lose its gloss and · 1/4 cup milk brown around the edges. · 3 eggs I’ve sometimes sprinkled the top · 2 teaspoons vanilla extract with pecans, and other times, I’ve · 2 cups sugar mixed chopped pecans into the sweet Mash potatoes with a fork until potato mixture. Both were successful – well blended. Add remaining ingre- just make sure you’re not feeding anydients and mix well. Place mixture in one with nut allergies before you try it!

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This salad is the culminating dish at my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone begins asking for it the moment they walk through the door. In fact, the attempts to sneak bites before dinner got so outrageous that, for a few years, my mom and cousin took turns guarding it to make sure everyone ate dinner first. · 10-15 medium apples · 10 large oranges · 2 pounds seedless red grapes

· 1 large can sliced peaches in syrup · 8 bananas · 3/4 cup sugar

Refrigerate. Two hours before serving Slice the bananas into medallions. Add bananas and stir. Refrigerate.

Night before Peel and cut the apples and oranges into bite sized pieces. Cut the grapes in half. Cut the peaches into bit sized pieces. Save the syrup. Put syrup, apples, oranges, peaches and grapes in a large bowl. Stir in sugar (add more sugar if fruit isn’t very sweet). Add Fruit-Fresh to keep fruit from browning.

Serves 12. Note: Splenda can be substituted for half (but not all) of the sugar. Salad will end up dry if all sugar is replaced. This salad tastes best if prepared the night before. That way the juices from the fruits have time to blend.

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Many years ago when I was a young mother of three little girls, my mother gave me a cookie press saying she probably wouldn’t use it anymore. I’d never even heard of one, but I took it. A few years later, while looking for something new to try, I found a recipe in my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook which required a cookie press. Those cookies were such a hit Icing that they have been a requested part · 4 tablespoons milk of our holiday goodies ever since. · 2 tablespoons melted butter They’re really easy and fun · 1+ teaspoon vanilla or to make – as our daughters and almond flavoring grandkids will attest to. · powdered sugar · food coloring (if desired) Cookies Mix milk, butter and flavoring. · 1 ½ cups (or 3 sticks) Add powdered sugar gradually butter or margarine, until you get a thin icing you can softened (NOT melted) drizzle onto the cookies. · 1 cup sugar Or add enough to make a · 1 well beaten egg spreadable icing. · 2 teaspoons vanilla (OR 1 Add milk to thin the icing if it teaspoon vanilla + 1 teaspoon almond flavoring) gets too thick to spread. Decorate cookies with icing · 4 cups sifted flour · 1 teaspoon baking powder and/or candy sprinkles.

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German Drop Cookies Recipe from Johnna Bridges

Simple tasting, delicious desserts loaded with nuts, sprinkled with powdered sugar and no mixer required. · 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour · 1/2 cup granulated sugar · 1 cup butter, softened · 1/8 teaspoon salt · 1 cup chopped pecans · 1/2 cup powdered sugar · 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Holiday music for the next generation One of the early indicators that the holiday season has arrived is the music play at retail stores and on the radio. Christmas music evokes strong emotions that help many people recall fond memories of holidays spent with family and friends.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first 5 ingredients with a spoon. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes. Combine powdered sugar and cinnamon. Sift powdered sugar mixture over warm cookies or roll cookies in sugar mixture.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, sugar and salt into a bowl. In a saucepan, combine water, butter and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Add flour mixture to saucepan. Add eggs, buttermilk, 1/4 cup of peanut butter, baking soda, vanilla. Mix all together. Grease and flour a 10.5 x 15.5 pan. Pour ingredients into pan. Bake for 25-20 minutes. Remove from oven. Spread remaining 1 cup peanut butter on warm cake.

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Little elf popular with many, not everyone ■ LITTLE, FROM PAGE 9.

One little spat or acting out and parents can simply point to their elf and remind kids that they better be on their best behavior. Santa will find out. Even when out of eyesight of parents, children still know that the elf is there to help keep tabs on them. A constant presence helps kids keep in mind to be on their constant behavior.

a family’s home close to Thanksgiving and stays with its adopted family through Christmas Eve. Although Elf on the Shelf set has been around since 2005, its popularity has only recently exploded and has sold over 6 million copies according to their website. Everyone knows when an elf has been adopted by a particular family. Not everyone’s a fan Facebook, Twitter and InstaElf on the Shelf, with all gram seem to blow up every its booming popularity, still holiday season with pictures doesn’t sit well with others. of the different – and enterReasons range from those taining – places an elf was that just don’t integrate found whether that be in Santa into their yearly the bathroom after a nice holiday season to the conelf spa treatment, hanging stant watchful elf being from a fan or even in the “creepy.” freezer, feasting away on There are several arsome ice cream. guments that, as good of a tool that Elf on the Parent’s little helper Shelf can be, the downAs much fun as Elf on side might outweigh the the Shelf can be, it can usefulness. also be a tool for parents. One such argument As kids, our parents is that by having the would say that Santa is constant surveillance watching and you betof an elf – a glorified ter be nice if you didn’t nannycam – kids do want coal in your stocknot learn an important ing. lesson of also being Others may have had good when there are no a hotline to Santa or wrote others watching. letters to make sure Santa Others suggest that knew they were being good. it only helps promote But Santa stayed far away the strayed lesson of kids bein the North Pole. ing good only for the purpose Today, it seems Santa and par- of getting something they want, ents like having an additional totally missing the true spirit of little helper. Christmas and giving – a general The elf can be a physical pres- observation of the holiday. ence which makes Santa somehow Some who have had experience seem much closer and not so far off. with Elf on the Shelf have found So be good for goodness sake. that the time and effort dedica-

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Gift wrapping tricks and tips The holidays are here and that means shoppers have started to stockpile gifts for those they love. Once the shopping rush is over, the time to wrap all of those great finds and treasures has come. Although some people are gift-wrap gurus, there are many others who feel that their wrapping skills are lacking. Regardless, anyone can create delightful wrapped gifts with a little knowhow. Prepare The first step to wrapping is to have all of the supplies in one place. There are some people who have actually dedicated small rooms as gift-wrap stations. While you don’t have to go this far, find a large table and keep your tape, tags, paper, ribbon, scissor, pen, and other accessories nearby. Also, sort out the gifts according to recipient and have any gift receipts handy to wrap up with the gift. Wrap at a time when there are no distractions and you can devote your attention to the task at hand, like after children have gone to bed or during the day when no one is home.

Paper or Bags? When purchasing wrapping paper, it may be tempting to skimp on the quality of the paper to save money. However, a thicker, higher quality paper will make wrapping go more smoothly. That’s because it will be less likely to tear on boxes or when you’re rolling out and cutting it. Thicker paper means you’ll also be able to achieve more intricate folds and better creasing around boxes. It also may be more forgivable around oddly shaped items. Gift bags are the go-to wrapping medium when you’re short on time or have items that are not easily wrapped with paper. Because they come in a variety of sizes -- and even giant plastic bags to contain large gifts -- they are often more convenient.

• Buy neutral-patterned wrapping paper that coordinates with other papers. This way if you run out of one type of paper you can stagger other pieces and make a collage of papers so there’s no waste. • Use ribbon to dress up a gift and direct the eye away from any imperfections. • Keep a stack of paper scraps and use it instead of tissue paper to fill in gift bags. • Keep scissors sharp for clean cuts. • Pack smaller items or oddly shaped things into a different container that is easier to wrap. • Roll up clothing and place into a paper towel tube to turn the wrapping into a candy cane shaped gift. Practice often makes perfect when it comes to wrapping gifts. Having the right paper, a few Other Tips There are different tips that can help with decorative supplies and some patience can ensure that gifts look festive this year. wrapping.

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Secrets to holiday baking success Certain tips can ensure your holiday baking is successful. Baking is popular come the holiday season, when baked goods are often gifted or shared with family and friends at holiday gatherings. Individuals turn out sweet treats left and right, and these treats are often gobbled up by appreciative holiday revelers. Although some people have mastered baked goods, others can benefit from a few tricks of the trade. Utilize these tips to make holiday baking that much easier. • Overworked cookie dough may result in dry cookies. Try not to handle dough more than is necessary to roll it out to desired thickness. When rolling the dough, put it between

two pieces of waxed paper to reduce flour usage on the rolling pin. • When baking brownies or other bar-type cookies, line the inside of the pan with greased aluminum foil. This way you can lift out the dessert and cut it neatly instead of risking sticking. • The same technique can be used when baking cookies. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and bake as directed. The cookies should slide right off when done, and you won’t have messy pans to wash afterward.

• Double-check your oven temperature with a reliable thermometer to make sure it is accurate. This will help you bake more efficiently and adjust the time or temperature accordingly. • Many cookie doughs can be refrigerated or even frozen, so you can make a big batch and then spread out your baking as needed throughout the season.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place the oven rack in the center of the oven. In a separate bowl, stir to combine the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), on low speed, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Makes 1 deep dish pie or 2 regular Gradually add the sugar mixture size pies.

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