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TABLE OF CONTENTS

For Kids of all ages:

7 Science Rocks (MVEC) 20 Critter Page/Animal Rescues 22-29 Activity Pages

13/14 A Prayer for Parents 16 Yum, Yum Page

For Parents:

For the Whole Family

4 Welcome Page 5 Reader Power 6 Homemade Beauty Recipes 7 Inspirations quotes 9 Just Stuff JUMP • 3

8 Road Trip to Falcon Dam 11 September Book Reviews 15 Jump Crayons Project 19 Craft 30 Festivals, Fairs and Fun JUMP-MAGAZINE.COM


Welcome to Jump Magazine. The kids are now settling in to their new school year. Somehow, I know that many will not let on that they really do enjoy being there. It is time to mark your calendars, parents. Open houses, report card nights and other special events need to be jotted down on a family calendar. Sometimes it is hard to make time to attend all those functions, and it multiplies with each more child that we have, but it is doable. Growing up, my parents, and especially my Dad, was constantly checking with our teachers, making sure that we did our homework, asking for our report cards, etc. We would not dare let him down. School was everything to us, including the social aspect. The influence that my parents had on our education is immeasurable. They pushed, cajoled, guided, bribed and expected us to learn and do our best. Follow your kids. Do what you can so they can say the same about you. Be that parent that cares and shows up in spite of a hard day’s work. I appreciate all your calls and e-mails in support of Jump Magazine. To Mr. Melvin Greenhill from McAllen, thank you, especially for your calls of support, your history lessons and book gift. It is because of individuals like you, that Jump Magazine continues to be a success. Betty Ramirez, Publisher

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READER POWER! Letters from our readers Dear JUMP,

Mrs. Ramirez, It was truly an honor and a blessing to have met you personally and witness the heart behind the creator of Jump Magazine. May our Precious Heavenly Father continue to guide you in your calling as you most certainly provide a wonderful avenue and informative service to our community here in the Rio Grande Valley. I will pray for you and your vision--that sooner than soon, it may become a reality as a reward to your commitment and dedication to reaching children both in the public and private sector with the ultimate the goal in mind of engaging them more passionately in reading. May our blessed Lord continue to be with you and those around you. Again, thank you Ms. Betty for your kind words, your cheerful spirit, and without a doubt your generous heart in serving our community.

I anxiously await to get my copy of Jump each month. Jump is a smorgasboard of various ideas and helpful articles  anyone can use and put into practice. I can find recipes, good, clean jokes, riddles, easy to do crafts by Cindy Ponce  Pictures and stories for and by children. AND  my very favorite the good and positive advice that Betty  offers to parents and children. JUMP, for all the reasons above and much , much more you are the NO 1 Family Magazine in the Valley.  You bless us each month by your tireless and wonderful advice. May God bless you, Betty, and all you do for Parents and children and all who are children at heart! From a retired teacher who still loves to read and learn new things everyday! Miss Sarah Morales Mission, Tx

- Miss Eva Castilleja

THANK YOU JUMP MAGAZINE FOR ALWAYS BEING SUCH A GREAT AMBASSADOR  FOR OUR ORGANIZATION!! We truly appreciate your support and your help in getting the word out of the number of children waiting to be adopted. With 6,300 children waiting for loving homes, we can  use all the help we can get.  Thank you for taking us to all the different locations in our community.   JUMP Magazine not only serves as a great form of advertisement but also promotes the much needed  traditional family values that we need in  today’s world.  The content of the magazine truly stimulates our minds!  We Love you, JUMP MAGAZINE!!   Diana M. Salazar, Recruiter for Spaulding for Children.  Spaulding For Children 4401 N. 22nd Street McAllen, TX 78504 office, (956) 631-8881 fax, (956) 631-8808 I received my copy of JUMP Magazine today and enjoyed looking through it.  It is full of great information and terrific ideas.  Keep up the good work!  -Ruthe Turner/Truett Library/First Baptist Church-Dallas JUMP • 5

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SharAmbrosia Chamomile Lip Balm · · · · · ·

1/2 tsp. Macadamia Nut oil 1/2 tsp. Jojoba oil 1 tsp. lanolin 1/2 tsp. Cocoa butter 1/2 tsp. Beeswax 1/2 tsp. Chamomile flowers (dried)

In a double-boiler, melt 1/2 tsp. Macadamia Nut oil, 1/2 tsp. jojoba oil, 1/2 tsp. lanolin and 1/2 tsp. Cocoa butter until it is liquefied. Add 1/2 tsp. of dried Chamomile flowers and stir gently for about 10 minutes. Strain the mixture with a very fine sieve into a small Pyrex ramekin and clean the area of the double boiler where you had the mixture (Dry the area well). Pour the new strained mixture back into the double boiler and reheat. Add another 1/2 tsp. of lanolin and 1/2 tsp. of beeswax shavings. Heat and stir until liquefied completely. Remove from the heat and pour into a 1/2 oz. amber or cobalt container. This is enough for personal use. To use on dry hands, or to give as gifts, you’ll want to double or triple this recipe. This is a very soothing formula that has real “staying” power.

SharAmbrosia Banana Facial Masque · · · · · ·

1 ripe ripe Banana 1 T Honey 1/2 teaspoon Jojoba oil 1 T Yogurt 1 egg white 1 T Kaolin (white) clay

In a small mixing bowl, whisk the egg white, then blend in the Yogurt, Jojoba oil, Honey and then the Kaolin clay until it becomes a smooth creamy mixture. In a separate bowl, mash up the banana until it is smooth, then blend into the first mixture. The best way to use this masque is while sitting in the tub because it is a bit messy. Apply to the entire face, neck and shoulder area. As it sits, keep applying more while you build the masque up as well as massage it in. Let sit for at least 10-15 minutes and then remove with a warm washcloth. Finish with a tonic or hydrosol on a cotton ball to remove any excess product from the skin, then moisturize as usual. This is a wonderful softening and firming treatment in one. These recipes compliments of SharAmbrosia. Visit them at SharAmbrosia.com.

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As always, the day was full of anticipation at the mention of a Jump Family Road Trip. Where to, this time? We had talked about Beulah, the hurricane, and how our homes were spared of the flood. We had talked about the building of Falcon Dam and my brother, Wally, recalled that Dwight D. Eisenhower passed in a white, convertible Cadillac right in front of our La Joya Schools and all us school kids lined the fence waving small American Flags. He was on his way to the newly built Falcon Dam. We talked about how the people from Old Guerrero were relocated to higher ground because that land was needed to feed water to Falcon Dam. So, what better experience, at this time, than a visit to one of the Wonders of the Valley? At one time, 500,000 cubic feet of water was being released into the floodways. JUMP • 8

We had been on a Day Trip to Falcon Dam for fishing, and that was so exciting and memorable, so everyone was looking forward to visiting. What we saw was the vastness of the lake, the millions of gallons of water released and the constant roaring of the water. We then went to an area, or a lookout point, outside of Zapata and the kids realized how “close” Mexico is. On a normal day, the water passing through this pass is just a trickle, but it was at flood stage. Still, Mexico is so near. We ended our day with a delicious meal at El Paraiso Restaurant in Zapata (yumiest chicken fried steak). So ended our wonderful day with our small family of fifteen--grandparents, parents, children. I long for the day when conditions in Mexico will “normalize” and we can visit

Old Guerrero on a Day Trip. Some of our children went there with us a long time ago, but the younger ones haven’t. There are material things that we can leave our children, but these stories will be passed down for generations if we play it right. How many of us have written some of these family stories for

our kids to pass on for a long time? Are they recorded somehow? What is it you want be remembered by? Are we passing some of our personal history to our significant ones? As my granddaughter, Myranda, says, “thank you Mama for the experience,” and I know we’re doing what we should in passing on important experiences - Betty Ramirez

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Forrest Gump Goes To Heaven

Tracking Devices: Beware

  This is an e mail I received and I am publishing it because it sounds like something that can happen. We love FREE things, so it might not be so far-fetched. Criminals are getting more sophisticated. There is a syndicate of criminals presenting themselves as sales promoters who are giving free key -rings holders at gas stations or parking lots.  The key rings have a tracking device chip which allows them to follow you. Please don't accept them. They select their seemingly well-to-do potential victims and if you accept, then you will be in for their tricks.  The key holders are very beautiful to resist accepting but remember you may end up paying more than the key holder including the risk to your life.  Please advise your family members as well.

New Weapon for Self-Defense?

Anything can be used as a weapon, but as crime rises and homes continue to be invaded, Americans will defend themselves any way we can. I have received many e-mails touting the newest? weapon in defending ourselves. Although, the product is not new, it is one way can effectively deter someone if we use it right. It is ordinary wasp spray. I had heard of keeping a can of hair spray next to our bed and using it if necessary to spray a burglar’s eyes, but wasp spray makes more sense. It temporarily blinds someone and it can be sprayed from a long way off. Whatever the plan you have for self-defense, make sure it is a plan. Lots of rational thinking has to take place in a situation that is all-but-calm. In any emergency, we need to use our common sense and even then, emotions take over. Does your family have a plan in case of a break-in? Have you practiced that plan?

Cash Back?

If you are using your bank card as a debit or are using a credit card, make sure that the receipt is correct. An e-mail alerts that intentional “cash back” amounts are being pocketed and done without customers even noticing. The “cash back” is being given as money back to the cashier’s friend that’s next in line. This may or may not be true, but it is possible. It just makes good sense to check your receipt any time you are paying for something, even if the amount is minimal. JUMP • 9

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The day finally arrived. “ Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven.   He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper. St. Peter said, ‘Well, Forrest, it is certainly good to see you.   We have heard a lot about you.  I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering an entrance examination for everyone.  The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven.’ Forrest responds, ‘It sure is good to be here, St. Peter, sir.   But nobody ever told me about any entrance exam.  I sure hope that the test ain’t too hard.  Life was a big enough test as it was.’ St. Peter continued, ‘Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions. First:What two days of the week begin with the letter T? Second:How many seconds are there in a year? Third:What is God’s first name?’ Forrest leaves to think the questions over.  He returns the next day and sees St. Peter, who waves him up, and says, ‘Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers.’ Forrest replied, ‘Well, the first one — which two days in the week begins with the letter ‘T’? Shucks, that one is easy….   That would be Today and Tomorrow.’ The Saint’s eyes opened wide and he exclaimed, ‘Forrest, that is not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit for that answer..   How about the next one?’ asked St. Peter.  ‘How many seconds in a

year? Now that one is harder,’ replied Forrest, ‘but I thunk and thunk about that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve.’ Astounded, St. Peter said, ‘Twelve? Twelve?  Forrest, how in Heaven’s name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?’ Forrest replied, ‘Shucks, there’s got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd… ‘ ‘Hold it,’ interrupts St. Peter.  ‘I see where you are going with this, and I see your point, though that was not quite what I had in mind….but I will have to give you credit for that one, too. Let us go on with the third and final question. Can you tell me God’s first name’? ‘Sure,’ Forrest replied, ‘it’s Andy.’ ‘Andy?’ exclaimed an exasperated and frustrated St. Peter.   ‘Ok, I can understand how you came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the world did you come up with the name Andy as the first name of God?’ ‘Shucks, that was the easiest one of all,’ Forrest replied.  ‘I learnt it from the song, ANDY WALKS WITH ME, ANDY TALKS WITH ME, ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN.’ St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates, and said: ‘Run, Forrest, Run.’


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Magda’s Tortillas / Las Tortillas De Magda by Becky Chavarria-Chairez

With her hair in a bun, and her apron on, Magda anxiously waits for her very first tortilla making lesson. It is Magda’s seventh birthday and she has been looking forward to this day for months! However, try as she might, Magda cannot seem to get her tortillas shaped just right. Stars, hearts, fluffy clouds, and footballs -- nothing comes close to the perfect round moon circles that Abuela makes. See what happens when Magda serves her family her special tortillas! Review by Michelle Shelton, Children’s Supervisor, McAllen Public Library

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd is a humorous anthology written about teenage geeks by grownup geeks.  With a collection of short stories penned by award winning YA lit authors such as Holly Black, Libba Bray, John Green and Scott Westerfeld, there is a range of narratives all those manga, band, Trekker, gamer, science and computer geeks out there can relate to.  From a “normalite” pretending to be geekier to impress a Trekkie, a Jedi and a Klingon sharing an interesting experience at a sci-fi convention, and a quiz bowl fanatic crushing on a fellow contestant, you’ll be sure to share the humor as these geeky authors poke fun at their awkward teenage experiences Review by Priscilla Suarez, Children’s Assistant, Palm View Branch Library

About the Author: Inside the Creative Process by Nicholas A. Basbanes Do you ever wonder what makes writers tick? Where do they get their ideas and inspirations? Nicholas Basabanes, who has made a career of writing about writers and books, compiles his interviews with famous writers in this compelling volume. Whether they are talking about the difference between writing longhand or on a word processor, or predicting the future of the physical book, these writers have interesting things to say. Review by Kate Horan, Assistant Director for Public Services, McAllen Public Library

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A Parent’s Prayer

By Dr. Ida Acuña-Garza, Executive Director for Research and Training, Abriendo Puertas, Inc. – parental communication initiative, Texas A&M University. A Parent’s Prayer

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Lord, make me a better parent. Help me to understand my children, to listen patiently to What they have to say and to answer all of their questions with kindness. Keep me from interrupting them and contradicting them when they are trying to communicate with me. Make me as courteous to them as I would like them to be courteous with me. Give me the courage to admit my mistakes against them, to ask them for forgiveness, when I know that I am in the wrong.

Help me to treat my children as those of their own age, but let me impart the judgment and knowledge and behavior of adults. Allow me not to rob my children of the opportunities they will have to take care of themselves, to think for themselves, to choose for themselves, and to make decisions for themselves.

May I not selfishly hurt the feelings of my children. Keep me from laughing at their mistakes or resorting to shame and ridicule as punishment. Let me not tempt my child to lie or steal by my actions. So guide every hour of the day that I may show by everything I say and do that honesty produces happiness. Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me. May I not nag; and when I am not feeling well Help me to think before I speak. Blind me to the little errors of my children and help me to see the good things that they do. Give me a ready word for approval and praise. Help me communi-

Forbid that I should ever punish them for my selfish satisfaction. May I grant them all of their wishes that are reasonable and give me the courage to withhold those privileges which I know might harm them. Make me so fair and just, so considerate, so loving and caring to my children that they will have a genuine esteem for me. Fit me to be loved and imitated by my children. With all thy gifts, Lord, give me the calm, the poise and the self-control to be a good mother or father to my children. That my children may always carry with them my advice, my love, and that they will be successful in whatever they attempt throughout their lives.

Parent’s Prayer/Oración Para Padres – Author Unknown. Distributed at May, 2007 Parent Conference – Abriendo Puertas Parental Outreach Initiative.

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¡Una Oración Para Padres! By Dr. Ida Acuña-Garza, Executive Director for Research and Training, Abriendo Puertas, Inc. – parental communication initiative, Texas A&M University.

Señor, Hazme un mejor padre. Ayúdame a comprender mis hijos, A escuchar con paciencia a lo que tienen que decirme Y de dar respuestas a sus preguntas con cariño. Impide que los interrumpa, y los contradiga. Hazme tan cortes con ellos como yo deseo que sean conmigo. Dame el valor de confesar mis pecados contra ellos y De pedirles perdón, cuando yo se que les hice mal. Que nunca dañe los sentimientos de mis hijos por mi egoísmo. Prohíbe que me reía cuando hacen un equívoco y nunca Utilice la pena y la burla como formas de castigo. Nunca dejes que yo incita a mis hijos que mientan o roben. Guíame hora por hora que pueda demostrar por todo lo Que digo y hago que la honestidad produce la felicidad. Reduce, Te pido, la tacañería en mí. Que no me queje; y cuando me sienta mal, Ayúdame, Señor de no hablar mal. Oculta los errores menores de mis hijos y ayúdame A ver las cosas buenas que hacen. Dame las palabras listas para dar aprobación y alabanza a ellos.

Ayúdame a tratar mis hijos según su edad, Pero dame la sabiduría para guiarlos según las buenas decisiones y comportamiento. Permite que no les quite la oportunidad de servirse solos, de pensar, de tener opciones, Y de hacer decisiones. Nunca permitas que los castigue solo para satisfacer mi egoísmo. Que pueda concederles todos sus deseos que son razonables y Dame el valor de quitarles privilegios que yo se que los pueden dañar. Hazme tan justa, tan considerada, comprensiva, y amable con mis hijos Que me tendrán una consideración genuina para mí. Ayúdame que mis hijos me amen y me imiten. Con todas sus bendiciones, Señor, dame la calma, el aplomo, y el auto-control Para ser una buena madre o un buen padre. Que mis hijos lleven con ellos mis consejos, y mi amor, y que tengan éxito En todo lo que atenten por todas sus vidas.

Parent’s Prayer/Oración Para Padres – Author Unknown. Distributed at May, 2007 Parent Conference – Abriendo Puertas Parental Outreach Initiative.

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The Jump kids have been busily melting down the donated crayons and recyling them into interesting shapes. September is the month that these crayons will be distributed, along with a brand new crayons box and several Jump Magazines for children that are at a local hospital. Jump strives to help kids love reading and learning. Pictured are Ryann and Tyler busy at work!!

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You can tell everybody you baked these beans from scratch, and they’ll never know the difference.

This is an absolutely wonderful way to cook brisket. The result is tender, succulent and flavorful, and it’s practically foolproof. The wonderful aroma will fill your house and make you, and anyone else who comes along, impatient for it to get done. Only an expert would be able to distinguish this oven-baked brisket from one that spent twelve hours in the smoker. 5- to 6-pound fresh beef brisket, well trimmed 1 cup barbecue sauce (your favorite) 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup liquid smoke (Colgin’s is best) 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons celery salt 2 teaspoons lemon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup water Preheat oven to 275°F. In a very large Pyrex baking dish, thoroughly mix all ingredients for sauce. Put the brisket in the baking dish, and turn it over once to coat it with the sauce. Seal the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil.

2 1-pound (or 15-1/2 ounce) cans pork and beans 1 pound bacon 1/2 cup chopped onions 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 2 tablespoons molasses 2 tablespoons catsup 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard Preheat oven to 350°F. Drain the liquid from the beans. Remove and discard that token scrap of pork fat (if that’s what it really is) they put in each can. Put the beans in a 2-quart baking dish. Fry the bacon, remove it from the skillet and drain on paper towels. Sauté the onion in the bacon drippings until it is transparent. Remove onion with a slotted spoon and add to beans. In a small bowl, blend the brown sugar, molasses, catsup and dried mustard. Break or tear the bacon into 1-inch pieces and add to beans. Add the brown sugar mixture, and stir gently until all ingredients are incorporated. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring once. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Bake at 275°F for 5 to 7 hours (about 1 hour and 15 minutes per pound). Remove from oven and allow to stand for 1 hour before slicing. Slice across the grain, and serve with sauce. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Note: Before you prepare the brisket, remove it from the refrigerator far enough ahead of time to allow it to come to room temperature. recipes courtesy of texascooking.com JUMP • 16

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Researchers move one step closer to nature with the development of polymers and directional adhesion that follow the workings of a gecko’s foot. Nanotechnology has not only brought nature and engineering closer together; it has encouraged collaboration among researchers of different disciplines. In one such collaboration, two researchers drew on the extraordinary stickiness of a gecko’s foot to develop a synthetic adhesive to help robots scale walls. NSF-funded researchers Mark Cutkosky, an engineer at Stanford University, and Kellar Autumn, a biologist at Lewis and Clark College, have collaborated to develop a gecko-like synthetic adhesive JUMP • 17

that functions like real gecko bristles for climbing applications. The team discovered the fundamental physics principles underlying gecko adhesion, which enabled the invention of an adhesive nanostructure. The Tokay gecko, one of the largest and heaviest geckos, served as inspiration. “The challenge was simply to get robots to go where robots have never been able to go before, like up walls of buildings,” said Cutkosky. “If robots can climb vertical surfaces, then they can do inspection of buildings and bridges and other hard- to-reach places.” Cutkosky received a four-year, $1 million National Science Foundation research grant that

funded the development of the first gecko-like synthetic adhesive (GSA) that works like real gecko bristles. Autumn received two NSF grants for continued research on gecko adhesion. Cutkosky’s team col-

laborated with Kellar Autumn and his gecko lab to determine whether a synthetic adhesive could be applied to robots. “The collaboration with Mark’s group has been incredibly productive. Based on microforce measurements, we hypothesized that a coupling of shear force and adhesion was responsible for control of the geckos’ attachment system,” said Autumn.

A gecko’s foot possesses a sophisticated adhesion system that uses van der Waals forces, which are the basic molecular attraction that exists between molecules. Van der Waals forces allow geckos to climb and hang on a smooth and vertical surfaces using one toe. Cutkosky and his team have been designing bio-inspired robots which use van der Waals forces. Their most recent design is stickybot, a robot that has gecko-like pads, which allows it to scale walls and buildings. National Science Foundation (NSF) Discoveries

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Mix 1 tablespoon of white glue and 1 tablespoon of bread crumbs with your favorite color paint. Stir with a spoon or stick until wellmixed. You may need to add more glue or bread crumbs. Mix the dough until you can pick it up and roll it into small samesized balls. Stick a tooth pick through the middle of

each bead and hang out to dry. Do not place on a flat surface or beads will flatten. Air dry the beads for a few days, turning them a couple of times. Drying them out in the sun also works well. When beads are thoroughly dry, remove the toothpicks and make your necklace with your favorite color of ribbon(s). Plastic beads between may dress up your necklace or bracelet. Finish with a bow on the string.

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1. Why didn’t the hot dog star in the movies? 2. What did one potato chip say to the other?

8. There is one eleven letter word, which is spelled incorrectly, by some of the most brilliant students?

9. I have 5 letters. If you take the first and last ones I will 3. What do you call a funny book about still be the same. Even if you take the middle letter I will eggs? be the same as before. What am I? 4. Why was the belt arrested? 5. What does the invisible man drink at 10. My scale is something that does not weigh in grams, ounces, or snack time? pounds. However, I may be heavy or light. What am I? 6. Why did the woman wear a helmet at the dinner table

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ANSWERS 1. The rolls weren’t good enough. 2. Shall we go for a dip? 3. A yolk book. 4. For holding up the pants. 5. Evaporated milk. 6. She was on a crash diet. 7. 52 8. Incorrectly 9. Empty 10. The music scale

7. Solve this mathematical problem: 2 + 15 + 5 + 9 – 4 + 3 + 8 – 12 + 26

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS 4-Pharr National Night Out. 6-10 PM. West Park Street. (956) 929.2816 Officer Aguirre. 4-Edinburg-Market Days. Town Square. 956.383.4974 4-Mercedes. Second Annual Texas St. Festival 9 pm-12 midnight. (956) 565.2221. 16-”16 de Septiembre.” 18-19-McAllen. CineSol Film Festival. Cine El Rey. www. cinesol.com/956.793.8783 19-Weslaco-Fiestas Patrias. Weslaco City Park. 956.973.3155. 23-McAllen-Fashion Night at the Art Village on Main 5:30-8:30. 956.682.2871. 25-McAllen-Jr. League of McAllen Children’s Arts and Literacy Festival at IMAS. www.juniorleaguemcallen.org or 956.682.0071.

Do you have a great nature photo you would like to share? Email it to jumpmagazine@aol. com along with your name and a brief description and you could see your photo here!

25-Weslaco Museum-Pan de Campo fundraiser 7-11PM. Tickets $30. 956.968.9142. 30-UTPA Fine Arts Auditorium. Valley Symphony Orchestra. Opening Night. 8 PM. 956.661.1615. October 2-Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association Dancing with the Stars of Hidalgo County. Renaissance Rockers. 956.292.3411.

PHOTO BY: RAMSEY RAMIREZ

“This spider lives near a tree outside my Comic Book Store, KABOOM COMICS in McAllen. He had 2 brothers/sisters living on these huge, beautiful webs next to him but the birds ate them yesterday. I decided to take his picture cause i don’t think he’ll make it till the end of the week. ” - Ramsey Ramirez JUMP • 30

A story of the perfect woman

One  day, long, long ago, there  lived a woman  who  did not whine, nag, or complain.  But  it was a long time ago, and it was just that one  day.

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