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What’s Inside . . . . . . . On the Cover
photo by Carolyn Miller
Wall High School Graduating 5 Sets of Twins
Time for Kids - Kid Reporter
Virtual Ocean Camp
Challenges for Dementia Caregivers
Teacher Appreciation Week
12 Community Calendar 14 Graduation Gifts for the Special Grad
On the cover...
15 Maker Lab - Outdoors
Under the mighty Wall High School Hawk mascot are five … yes, five sets of graduating twins. From left (on the cover) are Will and Luke Taylor, Madison and Kane Chapman, Kaitlyn and Pierce Stephens, Maci and Reagan Beeles and Jake and Josh Balcomb. See page 4 for their full story. We congratulate all seniors in the Concho Valley for your accomplishments and hard work. We hope you are continuing on to pursue your dreams and are successful in the next phase of your life!! Remember to send in your SNAPSHOTS to be included in the June issue!! Check out the required info on page 7 and email them to email@example.com (ages newborn to seniors in high school.
16 Letter of Appreciation to the Readers 17
Around San Angelo
18 Meetings Around San Angelo 19 Displaying the Flag Outdoors 20 San Angelo Gives 21 Quality Time with your Mom 22 Seasonings and Flavorings for the Meats
Staff Co-Owners/Publishers Carolyn Miller Kyla Bassett Editor Sarita Fawn Dunham Layout/Design & Advertising Carolyn Miller Kyla Bassett
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Wall High School Graduating Twins Bring Blessings & a Bit of Confusion By Dee Lackey Five sets of twins who graduate from Wall High School this month may have been double blessings for parents and grandparents. However, these ten lookalikes also may have caused a challenge or two for teachers and coaches trying to keep track during their classes. Most of these young people have spent all their school years together – the Balcombs and Chapman twins came in third grade – and now these proud Hawks will soon be spreading their wings in different directions as they pursue higher education and technical training while prepping for varied careers. Jake and Josh Balcomb will be heading to Waco where they’ll attend Texas State Technical College studying towards an associate degree in the lineman program. Their parents are Art and Anna Balcomb of Wall and grandparents include Willie and Lucy Longoria of Wall and Gene and Elaine Crabtree of San Angelo. The Beeles twins – Maci and Reagan – are the daughters of Shawn and Kari Beeles of San Angelo. Both young ladies plan to attend Angelo State University with Maci working on a chemistry degree with a goal of forensic science. Reagan, with her love of running, plans to major in kinesiology or health sciences while aiming for sports medicine or physical therapy. Their grandparents are Dwane and Janell Hoelscher of San Angelo and Ron and Lynne Beeles of Wolforth, Tx. Madison and Kane Chapman will be taking different paths as she will attend Angelo State and major in business. Kane is opting to join the family PIMCO transportation business and also farm with his grandfather, Wally Dusek of Wall. Other grandparents are Dale Dusek of San Angelo and Cecil and Florence Chapman of Wall. Kaitlyn and Pierce Stephens aren’t the only twins in their household as they also have older twin brothers, Garrett and Carson. The graduating seniors are both headed to Angelo State where Kaitlyn will begin nursing classes hoping to specialize in pediatrics. Pierce will be a finance major aiming for a real estate career. Their parents are Randy and Kristy Stephens of Wall and grandparents include Steve and Linda Mallett of Casa Grande, AZ., Doug and Alice Hall of Las Cruces, N.M. and John and Patricia Stephens of Robert Lee. The Taylor twins are excited to be furthering their careers with Will headed to an apprenticeship as an electrician while Luke plans to attend ASU and major in finance. Their parents are Corey and Angelo Taylor of Paint Rock and grandparents are Doris Taylor and Jerry and Dee Lackey, all of San Angelo. Wall’s graduating class will include 101 students who will take part in ceremonies May 28.
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Time for Kids - Kid Reporter Since 2000, we’ve been selecting kids from all over the country to report on local and national news for TIME for Kids. Our Kid Reporters learn to ask tough questions, cover major events, and most importantly, help shape our culture—and our future. Think your child has what it takes to be a TFK Kid Reporter? All they have to do is submit a news article to demonstrate their reporting skills and a personal statement stating why they would be a good TFK Kid Reporter. Your student or child’s application must include a news article and personal statement. The student can also include a recent school photo (optional). The news article must be written by the student to demonstrate their reporting skills. The story should be no longer than 450 words and must include a headline and quotes from people the student has interviewed. The student’s personal statement should explain why a student would be a good TFK Kid Reporter. The personal statement must be 50 words or fewer. By completing and submitting the form, you are confirming that you have read, fully understand, and agree to the Contest Rules, which can be viewed at timeforkids.com/2021-kidreporter-contest-rules or you may request they be mailed to you. Mail-in submissions must be postmarked by June 21, 2021 and received by June 25, 2021 to be considered. You do not have to be a TIME for Kids subscriber to enter. Limit one (1) entry per person. For more information or to apply, please visit our website. https://apply.time.com/kidreporter2021
Frequently Asked Questions Who is eligible to be a TFK Kid Reporter? You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, 13 years of age or younger as of September 1, 2021, with parental or legal guardian permission, to enter. Please see our official rules for more details about eligibility. Is there an application fee? No purchase is necessary to enter or win. How many TFK Kid Reporters will you pick? We’re looking for 10 students from around the nation to be members of the TFK Kid Reporter team for the 2021— 2022 school year. Will I get feedback on my submission? Unfortunately, due to the number of entries we receive, we are unable to give feedback on individual submissions. When will the finalists be notified? Parents/legal guardians of the selected finalists will be notified on or around July 15, 2021. When will you announce the official TFK Kid Reporters? For the names of winners, log on to timeforkids.com/kid-reporter after September 30, 2021. I've read the rules and have another question. Whom should I contact? Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about the contest.
HELP!!! Meals For The Elderly relies on our volunteers to help us deliver meals to over 600 recipients daily. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the volunteer opportunities available, please visit www.mealsfortheelderly.org or contact Kelly Usry, Volunteer Director, at (325) 655-9200 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org They could REALLY use your help right now!! San Angelo Family Magazine
Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s ocean and marine wildlife, is excited to announce summer sessions of its popular virtual program that safely educates first- through fifth-graders about marine conservation from the comfort of home. Virtual Ocean Camp – Summer 2021 is offered in three illuminating sessions: June 21–25, July 5–9 and July 19–23. Each weeklong session of Virtual Ocean Camp (grades 1-5) explores a unique ocean-related theme thoughtfully crafted to include daily science lessons, team-building games and activities, expressive crafts and nature-based inquiry. The program includes approximately two hours of daily live online engagement and educational activities via a password-protected online visual communication platform that encourages group participation. Kids learn the importance of protecting the ocean and sea life via a meticulously curated program presented by PWF Education Specialists. Campers will also be provided with optional daily science and craft activities that can be completed offline and often outdoors, either independently or in concert with others. “We are extremely grateful to the Doolin Foundation for Biodiversity and the Reinhold Family Foundation for prioritizing and supporting PWF’s Education efforts, including our Virtual Ocean Camp program,” notes Education Manager Robyn Ehrlich. “We are thrilled to be able to continue offering this program at a subsidized rate, so that this program can continue to reach as many future ocean stewards as possible, no matter where they are!” Fueled by optimism and enduring hope for the future, the PWF Education team views the growth and development of its virtual programming as one of several bright spots that emerged from the challenges of 2020. “Our Ocean Camp program has been able to reach campers from all over the United States, thereby allowing us to contribute to a well-informed and inspired future generation of environmental stewards,” Ehrlich adds. “We are all connected to the ocean and can work together to preserve its health and that of the environment in general. It is so exciting to witness children’s enthusiasm in learning about how to care for the ocean and planet.” Each week’s session is themed to encourage participation and dedicated consideration of the topics addressed. The June 21–25 session will focus on the theme, “A, B, Seas,” a deep dive into the ocean ecosystem that provides life for all beings on Earth; the July 5–9 session is themed, “No Bones About It,” which looks at the history and environmental importance of cartilaginous fish, such as sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras; the July 19–23 session explores the rich biodiversity of the Hawaiian Islands, from plants and animals to volcanic peaks, and is appropriately themed, “Where the Palm Trees Sway.” The cost of the program is $50 per camper per week ($40 for PWF members). Each Virtual Ocean Camp summer session can accommodate a maximum of 15 campers, so early registration is strongly advised. PWF greatly appreciates the donors who support PWF Education programs which allow the nonprofit organization to keep programs accessible and affordable. To sign up or for more information about the summer 2021 installments of Virtual Ocean Camp, visit pacificwhale.org/education/ocean-camp, contact the Education department at (808) 856-8341 or email email@example.com. Each session accommodates a maximum of 15 campers, so reserve your keiki’s spot today! Now $50/week ($40 for PWF members) Price includes 5 days of virtual programming, plus optional daily science and craft activities. This might be the perfect opportunity for your child that is (or could be) interested in the ocean and all that it offers. Not everyone has the money to send their kids to a ‘real’ camp in the ocean, so a virtual camp is safe and gives them the opportunity to experience something totally unique! Parents, please do you own research on this and any camp that becomes available for your kids. You are ultimately responsible for their safety ESPECIALLY on the computer. Please establish rules for the summer to guide your kids and then followup with daily checks to be sure everything is going as planned! 6
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What a blessing - reading to your grandchildren!!
Who put something on my head?? Reagan Newman Emily spending THE best time with her grandfather, Rudy!
3 Amigos - Brazos, Maverick & Sutton
Darrell is quite proud of his future soccer player granddaughter, Laryn To Submit a photo email: email@example.com Include: Child’s name, Parent’s name, Contact phone number Permission to print child’s photo/name Your favorite caption One photo per entry, please. Submitted photos and info will serve as a “photo release,” allowing Ink Publications, LLC the rights to use the photo in any publications.
Some cousin time!!! Adelyn Cardenas, Celina Celaya and Rocky Dennis
Julianne & Blaire enjoying the rodeo scene!
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her mother and reminisce about a more pleasant time in her life.
Challenges for Dementia Caregivers
Rather than asking your loved one if he or she wants to do something, such as bathing, make the suggestion that it is time to get cleaned up. The answer to most questions about doing a task will probably be, “No”. If they think they are helping you in some way they are more likely to cooperate. It is also helpful to break daily activities into small segments. Consider how many steps it takes to brush your teeth each day. Simple instructions are needed for them to be successful in completing that task. Offering simple choices to persons living with dementia gives them a sense of control. It would be easier for you to make all the decisions, but involving them respects them as adults. Praise them for successes. Focus on remaining strengths, not on what they can no longer do. For example, eating finger foods rather using utensils may be messy, but it will allow the person to remain independent at mealtimes.
With more than five million Americans living with dementia, there are over 15 million family members providing care for them . A major source of frustration for anyone caring for someone with dementia is the challenge of communication. Despite the many roadblocks, positive communication can continue . Patience is essential for communicating with a loved one with dementia. Even if they understand what you are saying, because of the short-term memory loss, statements may need to be repeated again and again. Rather than repeat yourself multiple times it is better to try to redirect to another topic. Realize that the person with dementia needs extra time to process what you are saying. Those times when they seem to come up with some random thought, they may be responding to something you said 20 – 30 minutes earlier. One of the most important lessons to be learned is that you will never win an argument with a person with dementia. If you are trying to orient them to reality it may be harmful and is rarely effective. For example, if the person is asking about her mother that passed away 20 years ago, why distress her with reality? Each time she is told that her mother has died it will be like this is new information and she will grieve over and over again. Instead, encourage her to tell you special things about
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There is no way to “fix” what you are going through, but talking about your situation with others that are experiencing a similar journey can be beneficial. Join a support group or find someone else who is caring for a loved one with dementia. Knowing you are not alone can be helpful. If friends offer to help you in some way, allow them to do so. Visit long-term care facilities to see what options may be available if you are no longer to care for your family member at home. It is much better to do this before you are in a crisis. Treat your loved one with respect and take care of yourself. If you become exhausted and ill from your caregiving role, you will be of no help to your family member that needs you so much. Hold on to pleasant memories and meet everyday with the goal of having a good moment with your loved one. This article was written and submitted previously by Sheila Knox-Administrator and Licensed Social Worker at Sagecrest Alzheimer’s Care Center and the Green House Homes at Sagecrest. For more information on the services Baptist Retirement Community can offer please contact Erin Kelly, Director of Marketing or to know more about memory care contact Sheila Knox, Administrator and Licensed Social Worker for Sagecrest Alzheimer’s Care Center and the Green House Homes at Sagecrest, part of the Baptist Retirement Community campus.
In-person story times return to both branches: Friday mornings at 10:30 at West Branch Saturday afternoons at 2 at North Branch Chess Club every Monday night at 6 at Stephens Central Lunch on the rooftop May 3, from 11-2: bring your own lunch or just visit Get Crafty! Community Craft Day at Stephens on May 15, from 9-4: bring your own crafts VIRTUAL Minecraft Club Mon and Wed at 4 pm (grades 6-12 only) HOLIDAY CLOSURE: Both branches closed on Saturday, May 29, and all libraries closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day. FMI: Call (325) 655-7321
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A Handwritten Thank You Note– Kids can send them or all the parents could put something together and mail it as a big book. Send Them Dinner– Grab them a gift card for GrubHub, Door Dash or any of the other services in the area. A “Thank You Parade”– If you are in the environment where the teacher’s house is known and nearby consider doing a parade with cars. The kids can create posters and hang out the windows to wave and say “thank you” to their teacher. A Video Saying Thank You– If you or the teacher are not comfortable mailing something, a video saying “thank you” would also be fantastic. Or you can leave a thank you note in Google Classroom. A Note Saying What They Have Learned– Send a note specifically saying what they have learned. Some of the stories I have heard of how kids are in Zoom a teacher might really appreciate this. They may not feel that all their messages are getting through. Digital Gift Cards– Here is a list of popular places that have easy e-gift cards 1.Local Businesses– Any time you can support a local business make an effort. 2.Starbucks– With all their drive thru’s still open Starbucks is a treat all the time. 3.Target– Your teacher can use it now or wait until the store fully re-opens 4. Amazon - Your teacher can find all kinds of things they want! 5. Visa/Mastercard - That way they can use it for anything! San Angelo Family Magazine
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COVID Mental Health Support Line 24/7. 325-653-5933
see page 20 to learn more about how you can help!
ASU Wind Ensemble: American Portraits 2:30 pm, Bill Aylor Riverstage see page 17
See page 21 of ideas to do with your Mom!
17 To advertise in the June issue of SA Family Magazine email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by May 15th
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Summer Workshops at SAMFA for Kids! see page 10
Great Ideas for Graduation Gifts see page 14
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Busting Out with the Masters Art in Uncommon Places Parking Lot: 19 W Twohig Ave 5:30 PM see pg 17
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Friday Challenges for Dementia Caregivers see page 8
mer Camps summer-camp
GET A BOOK….GIVE A BOOK 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.in the parking lot of the Adult Literacy Council. 59 EAST 6th STREET (next to bus station) FMI 325-657-0013
Friends Feeding Friends see pg 9
Read about FIVE sets of twins graduating from Wall HS on page 4
Cowboy Way Crossroads 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Fort Concho - 325-481-2646
San Angelo Broadway Academy presents SpongeBob the Musical see pg 17
Sleeping Beauty Ballet San Angelo: 82 Gillis St
Artfully Able at Coop Gallery May 6-8, May 13-15, May 20-22 427 S. Oakes Street 10:00 - 5:00 and 5:30 - 7:00 See pg 17 JBF San Angelo, Spring & Summer Sale, May 4-8th, Foster Communications Coliseum see page 9 for many new announcements at the library!
Just for Women...Laughter, Learning, Stories and Music see page 15
Railway Days Festival Railway Museum of San Angelo: 703 S Chadbourne St., 10:00 AM, see pg 17
LWBIWH Presents Archie Manning
Displaying the flag see pg 19
Annual Simply Texas Blues Festival 22 12th Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial Riverstage; 16 E.
Avenue A, San Angelo 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Save A Life Donate Blood Now
Simply Texas Motorcycle Show Simply Texas Rib Cook-off! see pg 17
You could be a news reporter Apply to be a Time for Kids - Kid Reporter!!! See page 5
Virtual Ocean Camp - you can participate from home!! see page 6
San Angelo High School’s graduation see page 17
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- Personalized Stationery and Note Cards - T-SHIRT quilt - Mobile charger - Overnight Bag - Beautiful Piece of Jewelry - Backpack/Book Bag - Bicycle - Small Tool Kit - Blanket/Throw - Small Coffee Maker - Memory Foam Topper - Gift Cards to Local Restaurants - Prepaid Visa Card - Towel (Monogrammed) - Book Collection - Cork Board (Personalized) - Laundry Bag - Travel Mug
- Papasan Moon Chair - Shower Shoes - Shower Container/Holder - Gas Card - Gift Card to their College Store - Stock Shares - Luggage - Car Kit - Experiences, not things (tickets to shows or concert) - Scentsy warmer and scent packs - Laundry gift basket with quarters - Photo Book - Digital Picture Frame - Letters from Friends & Family - Headphones - Coffee Mug - Memory Foam Pillow
For Engraving or Calligraphy, Contact SaritaFawn @ 325-651-2631
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Graduation Gifts for that Special Person this May
With summer coming and kids are looking for things to do, this would be an awesome book to purchase!! I love that it uses normal household materials (or at least things you can easily buy at a grocery store or hardware store) and gives parents and kids easy instructions with photos. Projects focus on Earth and the environment, plants and animals, weather, water, and physics, bringing science learning home and into the backyard. With stunning photography, succinct stepby-step instructions, and detailed explanations, Maker Lab: Outdoors takes readers on a journey of discovery. The book also explains how it works and how to take it further. A must-have for every young scientist curious about their surroundings, and for makers, crafters, and those who enjoy exploring the outdoors.
Easy instructions using simple materials with lots of photos and to make learning fun! Some of the highlighted projects are: 1. How to build a periscope 2. How to make a butterfly feeder 3. How to make a wormery 4. How to make an erosion bottle 5. How to make a soil free planter 6. How to make seedling pots 7. How to make mycelium 8. How to make a brilliant barometer 9. How to make a rain gauge 10. How to build a thermometer 11. How to build an anemometer 12. How to make cracking rocks 13. How to create giant bubbles 14. How to create a spinning whirlpool
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How to make a watertight wonder How to make saltwater jars How to make a pin bottle How to make ice cream How to create marbled pebbles How to make a twirling helicopter How to make a diamond kite How to make a water rocket How to make an air cannon How to make a cool compass How to create gorgeous geodes How to make a latitude locator How to make a paper sundial
Just a couple of the places you may order this book... www.dk.com/us/9781465468871-maker-lab-outdoors www.penguinrandomhouse.com www.amazon.com (hardcover or kindle) www.barnesandnoble.com (hardcover or Nook)
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Wow!! 26 years of publishing San Angelo Family Magazine. When I started the magazine my kids were little, I had worked at a large corporation for many years and I wanted to do something to make a difference in our community! I hope I have done that for my readers over all these years. Our mission is to improve quality of life no matter what age you are. We continue to encourage the younger generation to include our older generation in their activites. They need our encouragement and assistance. Thank you for all these years of digging up fun ideas, useful ideas and ideas that continue to make your life happier and healthier. We want you to use the magazine to discover ideas on spending quality time with your family and friends! Congratulations to all our area graduates - both high school and college. All those nights of pushing through papers, exams, and presentations have paid off in a big way. We hope you are encouraged and ready to make wonderful paths in this crazy world! Please send us your events - email firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you own a business or work for a business that would like some exposure to very loyal readers, send us an email or call for advertising. Carolyn Miller, email@example.com, 325-656-7438 or Kyla Bassett, firstname.lastname@example.org, 806-281-4383. The deadline for the June issue is May 15th or think ahead and get a discount for advertising June, July and August!! The days are prettier, events are moving forward and its time to enjoy life!!! I started San Angelo Family Magazine in 1995 with the dream of improving the quality of life for Concho Valley families. I truly love my job and have discovered while I bring you the positives in our community each month at the same time it has enriched my life as well. My family, especially my sweet husband (Jim) and two daughters, has helped make this dream continue for 26years. I hope my passion for what I do shows through in every single issue of the magazine and I am grateful for the opportunity of spread the ‘good things’ in life.
Kyla Bassett started working for the magazine when she was 16 years old in 2004 while she was still in high school. She graduated from college, branched out on her own, got married in 2018 to Jeff Bassett, is expecting a baby and still continues to be a part of the magazine. I feel blessed to have the opportunity of working with my daughter and she inspires me with her enthusiasm and fresh outlook. I look forward to the youthful ideas she brings as a mom.
Sarita Fawn Dunham’s first role with the magazine was serving on our Advisory Board. She began as editor in February 2000 and over the years has become an integral part of producing this publication every month. Her creativity and attention to detail help us publish a high quality magazine full of info! She and her husband, Greg Dunham, have three children and three grandchildren. She truly cares about family and how we can help. And she is a great friend to me!
Cathy and Dayton Box have overseen the distribution of the magazine since 1997! They have made this a family affair and manage to get the magazines delivered to over 300 locations each month. They have hearts of gold and really believe in family and the good qualities of life. Their loyalty and dedication have never waivered and I feel very fortunate to have them on our team for 23 years! And to have them as friends.
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May 1 - June 27 The San Angelo Ceramic Invitational 2021 San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Featuring Ariel Bowman, Brooks Oliver, and Gregory Tegarden The exhibition of contemporary ceramic art will be open to the public Please wear a mask and maintain social distance when visiting. May 2 ASU Wind Ensemble: American Portraits 2:30 pm Bill Aylor Riverstage San Angelo, TX Price: Free Music by American composers about America! Join us as special guest, ASU President Ronnie Hawkins, Jr. narrates Aaron Copland's famous work "Lincoln Portrait." Bring a chair and social distance! FMI: 325-486-6037 May 2 San Angelo Art Club Members Exhibition Kendall Art Gallery: 119 W. 1st St. 1:00 PM The San Angelo Art Club will hold its annual Members Exhibition this May and June 2021 at the Kendall Art Gallery! The Gallery will be open Saturday and Sunday afternoons, in May and June, from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. A SAAC Member will be present on those days to answer questions about the show and sale and the Art Club. May 4-8 Just Between Friends of San Angelo is all about making shopping FUN! Get everything your kids need for the Spring and Summer at 50-90% off retail. We will be returning to the Foster Communication Coliseum on May 4-8th. Grab your BFF, bring your shopping list, and plan for a day of fun! May 4 Busting Out with the Masters Parking Lot: 19 W Twohig Ave 5:30 PM Art in Uncommon Places invties you to join the reveal of their latest artwork project in downtown! Meet the artists: Che Bates, Alejandro Castanon, Inx Davila, Zoe Flores, Toonz Maynard Zamora Enter the City Art Scavenger Hunt! Prizes include: $200 cash, $50 gift card to the Latest Scoop, $50 gift card to Fuentes Cafe All details can be found by visiting Art in Uncommon Places Facebook page. Event Hours: 5:30pm-7:30pm
These are just a few of the many monthly activities. More listed through the magazine and on our community calendar. Please verify any events for changes after our print date. Send events to firstname.lastname@example.org
May 6-8, May 13-15, May 20-22 Artfully Able at Coop Gallery 427 S. Oakes Street 10:00 AM - 5:00pm 5:30 - 7:00 Artwork by residents of the San Angelo State Supported Living Center will be displayed at the Coop gallery. This event is open to the public, adults only please. Come and meet the artists. The Art exhibit will be open Thursday through Saturday 10am until 6pm. All ages are welcome to visit the gallery. Our residents are very proud of their art work, please come by and show them your support. May 7-9 San Angelo Broadway Academy presents SpongeBob the Musical*. A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on Broadway and what do you get? The musical The New York Timesdeclares, “BRILLIANT!” "Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention" (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). May 8 Children's Royal Ball by WIshful Parties May 08, 2021 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1 Love Street San Angelo, TX 76903 Here ye, Here ye! Wishful Parties is very happy to announce their first ever Children’s Royal Ball! Children and Adults from all across Texas/ San Angelo area are here by invited to experience a once in a life time event at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts! 1 Love st, San Angelo TX 76903 May 15 Railway Days Festival Railway Museum of San Angelo: 703 S Chadbourne St. 10:00 AM Railway Days Festival will have food, fun, living history tours, entertainment and vendor booths. Shop the Pop Up Shop! Outside activities are FREE; Living History tours are $3-5. Get your membership now and even the tours will be FREE for you for a year! Event Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Food Truck Vendors: The Crazy Fruit, Chela’s Kitchen, CT Dogs, Angelo’s Best Funnel Cakes & Churros Live Music Lineup: Wrather Rhodes 10am-12pm Manny Campos 12pm-2pm Billy Dan’s One Man Blues Band 2pm-4pm Visit with the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue from 10am-1pm
Interested in becoming a vendor? email email@example.com (early bird special ends April 26th) May 22 12th Annual Simply Texas Blues Festival Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial Riverstage; 16 E. Avenue A, San Angelo 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Our annual Blues competition, with evening performances by The Mark May Band and 2X festival winner Jennifer B. & The Groove. Rib Cook-off, Car Show, Motorcycle Show, vendors, food trucks, kids activities! We’ve got it all! Simply Texas Foodie Festival: Food Vendors of all kinds can be found at the 12th Annual Simply Texas Blues Festival!! Applications are available on our website, or send us a message and we’ll get you one! Deadline to apply and pay is May 1st! http://sabluessociety.com/forms Simply Texas Motorcycle Show Sponsored by Fastline Fabrication: Cruise on up to Avenue A on Saturday, May 22nd. Enter from Oakes Street and just do what the little lady tells you to do! Have your $20 ready for your entry fee! We’ll be handing out trophies for top 3 motorcycles as judged by our panel of judges as well as a People’s Choice award chosen by spectators. Your entry fee gets you an event t-shirt and a koozie! Preregistration is allowed. Simply Texas Rib Cook-off! Date:05/22/2021 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location:Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial River Stage 16 E. Ave. A The Tradition Continues!! We're going to be closing down Avenue A on May 22, so get your cookers ready!! We're featuring 3 categories this year: Ribs, Poppers and Cooks Choice! Trophies to top 3 winners! 85% Payout, 15% goes directly to the San Angelo Blues Society Scholarship Program! May 29 Graduation ceremonies celebrating Central High School and Lake View High School students are scheduled to be held in-person at the following dates, times and locations: Central High School - Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 9 a.m. at San Angelo Stadium, 1919 Knickerbocker Rd. Lake View High School - Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 9 a.m. at Lake View Stadium, 50 E 43rd St. by Foster Communications Coliseum Please email us your events!!! Be sure to include the who, what, when, where and contact info. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org!
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MEETINGS AROUND SAN ANGELO Email meeting information to email@example.com. Please include contact information. SAFM reserves the right to determine if the meeting will be included. PLEASE verify any meeting dates and times as many are postponing meetings. Adult Diabetes Support Group -2nd Thurs. 6:30pm. Trinity Lutheran Fellowship hall. Leslie Hines firstname.lastname@example.org 323-657-8249 Aglow International, San Angelo Lighthouse - every 1st Thurs, 6:30pm, Ministerial Alliance, 1100 Martin Luther King Dr., pot luck supper, all are welcome. FMI 325-653-9975 Alcoholics Anonymous, 3711 Chadbourne, San Angelo, TX 76901. A phone number for all AA groups in San Angelo is (325) 939-8939. New website-Meetings listing: SanAngeloAA.org Al-Anon - 1917 W. Avenue N, help for those whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. FMI 800-259-1972 or texas-al-anon.org/meetings/sanangelo Alzheimer’s Assoc. Support Groups - 438 E. Houston Harte Expy or for full list & FMI 1-800-272-3900 American Legion Post 32 - 2nd Mon, 7p, 165 E 43rd Street. FMI Post Adjutant 325-653-1958.. American Legion Post 572 - 3rd Saturday, 9 am breakfast, 10 am meeting, Elks Lodge, 2121 S. Chadbourne, FMI 325-655-7648 (Carl Frentz) or email@example.com Assn of Asian-American Women- last Sun. ea. mo., 528 Orient Street, AAAW Cultural Center, SA, 2-4p, FMI Erlinda Cline 325-942-9792 or Dione Jurado 325-656-6542, aaawtexas.net. Breastfeeding Community Gathering, Every Thurs.(excluding holiday), 11:00am, FREE, Shannon Women’s & Children’s Hospital Family Room, FMI: Amanda John 325-481-6326 Brush & Brag Decorative Painter's, 3rd Sat., 9am, St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2506 Johnson Street (Fellowship Hall) FMI Kathleen Daniel 227-6833, firstname.lastname@example.org Canyon Creek Cloggers - Mon. & Thurs., 5:30-7:00, 320 W. Ave N (Sam Houston Elem. cafeteria).FMI Karen-949-4204/374-6289. Civil Air Patrol – every Thur, Emergency Operation Center (EOC) at San Angelo Airport, 6:30p-9p, age 12 & up with interest in aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services. Contact: sanangelocap.org or gocivilairpatrol.com Compassionate Friends Support Group - Thursdays, 6:30 pm, Harmony room at First United Methodist Church (corner of Twohig and Chadbourne). Park on the second floor of parking garage of Cactus Hotel. Come through double glass doors. Contact Peggy Mathias Peggym@wtcg.us Concho Porcelain Art Club, 2nd Monday at 9:30 p.m. Sept-May of each year at Artful Musings Art Studio located at 416 W. Ave. D – Contact Lola Squyres 325-763-9900 Concho Valley Archeological Society, Non Profit Organization, Meetings 4th Thursday each month except July & December, 7:00 pm, Classroom at the Fort Concho Living History Stables, 236 Henry O. Flipper St. San Angelo, FMI Larry Riemenschneider 325-653-8216 Concho Valley CARES Coalition - 1st Wed., 12:00-1:00pm, SAISD Admin Building, 1621 University Ave, FMI Jennifer Flores, (325)224-3481 or Sarah Adame, (325)224-3481 Concho Valley Lost Chords Club---3rd Wed, noon; Reeves Speech Therapy clinic; 133 W. Concho, #106, Laryngectomees and family support. FMI call 325-340-4020 Concho Valley Quilters Guild - Wed., 28 N Chadbourne, parking in the back, 9:30-2:30 pm. We hand-quilt for the public & members. Visitors/New members welcome! FMI 325-227-8713. Concho Valley Photography Club- 2nd Saturday ea. month, 9:30 am, online Zoom meetings, open to all levels of photographers. Contact is Tim L Vasquez 325-340-0351 Concho Valley Telephone Pioneer Club - 3rd Friday, Rio Concho Manor Rec. Rm 12 noon, lunch 11:30. Different speaker each month. FMI Rhonda Nichols @ (325) 656-5301 Concho Valley Turning Point: (Faith-Based 12 Step) Tues 7pm, (Anger Mgmt.) Thurs 7pm, (Bible Study) Mon & Fri 7pm, (Transitional Housing for Men), meet @528 E. Highland Blvd. FMI: 325-658-1389, email@example.com, www.cvtp.org. Hope, Believe & Achieve Here! Desk and Derrick, 2nd Wed., 11:30am, SA Country Club, 1609 Country Club Road. Reservations: Kelly Clifton, 325-942-2237 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.deskderricksa.com Disability Connections Center - monthly peer support groups, computer classes, cooking classes and arts & crafts classes, FMI call 325-227-6624 or 325-227-6625, dcciltx.org/ Disabled American Veterans' Auxiliary - 1st Thurs, 5:30 p.m., 1909 Pulliam, FMI: Maria Torres, 653-9059 Diabetes Support Group - 1st Monday each month, Holy Angels Adult Faith Center at 6:30 pm. FMI David Bolin at 325-650-8289 Down Syndrome Support Group - 2nd Thur, even numbered months, 6:00pm, Region 15, Open to individuals with Down Syndrome/families/friends. Child Care and light meal provided. FMI Karyn at 227-3716 or Kathy at 325-651-9593 Embroidery Guild of America 3rd Tues 7PM, St.Paul Presbyterian Church, 11 Park St., FMI Leslie Wisdom email@example.com Fleet Reserve Assn (FRA) Branch 295 - 3rd Sat, 11a, Elks Lodge, 2121 S. Chadbourne, FMI 325-942-8036 (Terry Cook, Branch Secretary) Foster/Adopt Info Mtg/Child Protective Services, 2nd Tues. each month, 6pm, Southland Baptist Church/use office/guest entrance, 4300 Meadow Creek Trail, FMI call 657-8944 Greater San Angelo Crafts Guild 3rd Sun, 2:30p, St. Paul Presbyterian, 11 N Park, Visitors welcome. FMI 949.8206 Hanging By A Thread Quilt Club - 2nd Mon, 7p, Suez Shrine Temple, FMI Louise Lathram, 325-703-4664. Le Coterie Society Club of San Angelo - 2nd Saturday each month, St Mark Presbyterian Church, 11am-12pm, FMI: Helen 325-262-8563 or Ronetta 325-653-7574 Lone Star Cloggers every Mon. & Wed. 5:30-8pm V.F.W. Hall/125 S. Browning Street. We welcome former cloggers and anyone interested in learning. FMI: Beverly Grenda 653-6448 Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, Sat. Feb. 29, 10 - 11 am, Downtown Branch of Tom Green County Library, 2nd floor, FMI firstname.lastname@example.org or call 806-252-2158 NAACP - 1st Sat, 2-3:30p, Ministerial Alliance Campus, 1100 MLK Blvd., FMI sanangelonaacp.org Overeaters Anonymous (HOW) - call hotline for locations and times. 325-482-8899 Parents Anonymous - Every Thurs, 6p-7:30p, 317 Koberlin, free childcare, FMI 653-4673. Parents Helping Parents - 3rd Tues. WTRC Admin. bldg, 12-1:00pm. Light meal provided, RSVP. FMI Barby Nobles, 223-6473.Open to all children, families, friends with special needs. Parkinson’s Support Group, 4th Monday, 5:30, Glen Meadows Baptist Church Rm 104, 6002 Knickerbocker RD., FMI 325 949-0970 San Angelo Amateur Radio Club (SAARC) - 2nd Thurs,, 7:00pm, the clubhouse, 5513 Stewart Lane, Mathis Field Airport. Open to any Amateur Radio operators FMI www.w5qx.org San Angelo Art Club-1st Mon, 7p, Kendall Gallery, 119 W 1st St, email@example.com, facebook.com/sanangelo.artclub, or sanangeloartclub.org San Angelo Astronomy Assoc - 1st Mon, 7p, ASU Planetarium. FMI 325-277-6139 or angeloastronomy.com/ San Angelo Chess Club - Mondays except holidays, 68 pm,,lobby of downtown library, 33 W. Beauregard. Sets provided. Casual and USCF-rated games. 325-853-2324. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. San Angelo Dream Center, Mons., 6-8pm, 1928 MLK Blvd. Christ Powered Recovery, 12 Step Faith based recovery group. Probation/Parole approved. FMI Jeff Matheny 325-234-9958. San Angelo Genealogical & Historical Society (SAGHS) 1st Tue, Sept -May, 7p, Trinity Lutheran, Fellowship Hall, 3536 Lutheran Way. Free & open to the public. Refreshments provided. FMI (325) 268-0973, email@example.com, or facebook.com/pg/SAGHS/events San Angelo Republican Women-1st Monday each month, except June/July at WT Rehab Ctr, 1925 S University Dr, 6-7:30 pm, free and open to the public, Boots on the Ground! San Angelo Retired Teachers & Associates-2nd Tues., Sept-May, 1st Christian Church, 29 N. Oakes, 9:30 AM. Open to all retired educational personnel. FMI localunits.org/SanAngelo San Angelo TEA Party 2nd Tues. 6:30pm, West Texas Training Center. 3501 No. Hwy. 67. FMI sanangeloteaparty.org San Angelo Toastmasters Thursdays, Zoom Meetings at 5:30-6:30, FMI Hilda Guffey, 325-450-7044, firstname.lastname@example.org San Angelo Writers' Club 2nd Tues, 6:30pm, 14 East Harris at “First Place”, FMI 949-6239. Space To Be Me (Youth Support Group, ages 13-17), Wednesdays, 6:00pm, Open Arms office (113 N. Harrison), FMI openarmscv.com or contact Lanie - 325-655-2000 SMART Recovery - free group support for people experiencing addictions. Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm at 133 W Concho Ave #110, San Angelo, TX 76903. FMI call (325)-944-2561. Texas Inmate Family Association (TIFA) 2nd Thurs, Immanuel Baptist Church, 90 E. 14th. Email email@example.com Texas Veterans for Veterans - Tuesdays, 7:15am-9:30am, 1905 Pulliam, designed to help local needy veterans and their families. FMI 325-656-9562 The Survivor Sisters 1st Thurs., 5:30pm, Cancer Empowerment & Resource Center/Shannon Clinic, 102 N. Magdalen St. Female cancer survivors & friends/caregivers welcome. FMI Katie Hill, at 325-481-2065. TOPS TX 0136 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) - Weight Loss Group, Thurs, 7-8pm, Calvary Baptist Fellowship Center, 2401 Armstrong, San Angelo. FMI – 325-653-1045 or 325-656-8167. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) each Tues. (9:30-11:00am., non profit weight loss support group. St Paul Presbyterian, 11 N. Park St, San Angelo. FMI 325-716-7751. Veteran SMART Recovery - free support for people experiencing addictions. Weds, 6-7pm, Cactus Hotel (36 E Twohig Ave. #110, San Angelo). FMI Steven Keihl 325-944-2561. VFW POST 1815 - 3rd Mon, 7p, 125 S. Browning. FMI Mick Semik, vice Darrell Elliott, 655-6550 Vietnam Veterans of America -1st Thurs, 6:30p, 119 N. Chadbourne, FMI 949-3059 Young Professionals of San Angelo, 3rd Thurs, Visitor Center's Riverview Room, 12-1pm. FMI: facebook.com/YPSanAngelo or ypsanangelo.org
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DISPLAYING THE FLAG OUTDOORS On a vehicle... Attach the flag to the antenna or clamp the flagstaff to the right fender. Do not lay the flag over the vehicle. On a building... Hang the flag on a staff or on a rope over the sidewalk with the stars away from the building. Over the street... Hang the flag with the stars to the east on a north- south street or north on an east-west street. Above other flags... Hang the flag above any other flag on the same pole. During the day... Unless lit, the flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. In a window... Hang the flag vertically with the stars to the left of anyone looking at it from the street. Half-mast... This is a sign of mourning. Raise the flag to the top of the pole then lower it to the half way point. Before lowering the flag, raise it to the top again at the end of the day. Upside down... An upside-down flag is considered a distress signal. During inclement weather... Flags should not be flown at all during inclement weather
RESPECT OUR FLAG!!!!
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San Angelo Gives, a powerful 24-hour online fundraising event, hopes to inspire giving in the Concho Valley on May 4, 2021. Powered by the San Angelo Area Foundation, San Angelo Gives allows all individuals in our community to make a philanthropic impact by collectively supporting our local charities whose missions align with their passions. Twenty-four hours of giving begins at midnight on May 5th and ends at 11:59pm. Throughout the day, individuals may view online profiles of participating organizations who serve San Angelo and the Concho Valley and can make charitable gifts on www.sanangelogives.org to support their favorite causes. For more information on how to donate visit www.sanangelogives.org or call our office at 325-947-7071.
Election Day Polling Places - May 1, 2021 - 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Voting will not be conducted at Celebration Church, Plaza del Sol, TxDOT, or West Texas Rehabilitation Center in this election.) Angelo Bible Church, 3506 Sherwood Way, Lobby Belmore Baptist Church, 1214 South Bell, Fellowship Hall Calvary Baptist Church, 2401 Armstrong St., Fellowship Center Christoval Community Center, 20022 Main, Christoval, TX 76935, Multi-Purpose Room Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Lutheran Way, Fellowship Hall Concho Valley Transit District (Bus Depot), 506 N. Chadbourne, Annex Building SAF First Assembly of God, 1442 Edmund Blvd., Fellowship Hall, Grape Creek ISD, 8207 US Hwy 87 N, Gene Marsh Board Room Keating Paint and Body, 5050 N. Chadbourne, Reception Area Paulann Baptist Church, 2531 Smith Blvd., The Chapel Southgate Church of Christ, 528 Country Club Road, Fellowship Hall Southside Recreation Center, 2750 Ben Ficklin Rd., Multi-Purpose Room St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 8602 Loop 570, Wall, TX 76957, Fellowship Hall MHMR Services of the Concho Valley Admin. Bldg. 1501 W. Beauregard, Jack Ray Room Veribest Baptist Church, 50 FM 2334, Veribest, TX 76886, Fellowship Hall Wesley United Trinity Methodist Church, 301 West 18th St., Fellowship Hall Southland Shopping Center, 5030 A Knickerbocker Rd., Unit A St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2506 Johnson Ave., Fellowship Hall Make plans to VOTE and this is a great opportunity to take your kids to learn the process!!
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With Your Mom
The “go-to” for Mother’s Day is... Gifts. This isn’t a bad thing, but let’s make it different this year. Let’s focus on quality time! It is an excellent way to show your Mom how much you care and will make her feel extra special. This is a repeat from last year, but worth doing again!!!
1. Fix some popcorn and have a movie marathon There's something about a movie and popcorn that just never loses its’ charm. Find movies that you'd both enjoy and just forget about the rest of the world for a couple of hours. 2. Make her lunch Taking an hour out from your busy schedule to make lunch for your mom will allow her to take some time to herself. 3. Go on an online shopping spree together Hands down, this will shock your mother in a good way. Be her personal shopper for a day. 4. Raid her wardrobe and try on her old favorites with her There is nothing like going through a closet and being amazed at the different tastes from years ago. You will both get some laughs and maybe even a new outfit. 5. Give her a pampering session at home Let's face it, anyone could use a good massage right about now. Take this opportunity to help your mom de-stress and unwind. She’s worth it. 6. Make dinner together, just the two of you Get together in the kitchen and prepare an elaborate meal - just for yourselves. Light some candles and have a mother, son/daughter date night. 7. Relive the old times with the household favorite games Every family has a favorite game. Be it Monopoly, Candyland, Gin, Cribbage or Crazy 8’s - if you enjoyed it as a child, chances are you'll have even more fun as grown ups. 8. Pull out the dusty old family albums and take a trip down memory lane Old really is gold. Now that you're grown up enough to understand your family better, you'll be amazed at how much you'd missed when you'd looked at these photographs earlier! 9. Share anecdotes and harmless little secrets you'd kept from her as a child
While as a child you had to watch your step around the rules that adults set for you, as a grown up, some of the things that you hid from your parents turn out to be quite hilarious. Spill the beans on your silly little secrets! She might surprise you with a few of her own. 10. Download and listen to the music you grew up with Music is such a good way to pull from old memories. This will bring a smile to her face. 11. Read each other's favorite books What better way to get a peek into each other's worlds? You will both gain better insights and form deeper bonds. Adding another author to your favorites list is just a bonus! 12. Get creative and make something together You and your mom make a great team. Why not try your hands at making something new? For most of us, the last time we did that together was while working on our school projects. It's time to use your artistic skills for something way, way cooler! 13. Give your mom a style update and experiment with new looks Push her out of her comfort zone and encourage her to try on new outfits. Maybe she'll finally crack a new look! 14. Help her out with something she's not all that good at Everyone has their own set of weaknesses, and your mother was a pillar of strength when you faced a dead end. Help her sort some of her problems out. It could be anything - from figuring out her Facebook privacy settings to baking the perfect cheesecake. You owe it to her! 15. Take a step towards a healthier lifestyle together Download or buy a healthy cookbook, it might not sound like the most fun thing to do, but these small changes can make a big difference in the long run.
16. Have a dance/singing party Whether you include the entire family or make it just the two of you, it is bound to be a fun experience. 17. Help her plant a garden Let her nurturing soul be your guide in the process. After all, when it comes to handling another life, who knows better than her? 18. Host an online party for all her friends Have her friends do a virtual party for her. Knowing that you got all her friends together will surely warm her heart. 19. Have a picnic Pack a small meal and head out to the backyard. Make the most of the pleasant weather. 20. Give her a makeover You can try different looks and let her pick her favorite, then teach her how to do it. 21. Recreate an old photograph Relive your fond memories by recreating a favorite old photograph. 22. Help her with tasks around the house that haven’t been finished or even started Maybe she is unable to do some things around the house or needs a helping hand. She will be forever grateful. 23. Go for an impromptu long drive Let your instincts do the talking as you hit the road and head out for a totally random long drive. Who knows where the roads might lead you? 24. Learn something new together It's always a good time to pick up a new hobby or a skill, and doing it with the one person who can push your limits makes it better still! 25. Tell her you appreciate her She has been there your whole life, let her know all the things she has done that made you who you are. 26. Take a bunch of selfies together Try out every crazy pose in the book, and then make up some of your own.
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Season, Flavor and Tenderize Using Marinades and Rubs Marinades A marinade is a mixture of seasonings and liquid ingredients that add flavor to beef, and may even help tenderize depending on the ingredients. In general, steak cuts from the chuck, round, flank and skirt are excellent candidates for a tenderizing marinade. To make such a mixture, you’ll need acidic ingredients (lemon or lime juice, vinegar or wine) or a natural tenderizing enzyme (found in fresh ginger, pineapple, papaya, kiwi and figs.) These ingredients will not only make the beef more tender, but will also add interesting flavors. Beef Cuts that Require Marinade for Tenderization: Chuck Steak Shoulder Steak Round Steak Sirloin Tip Side Steak Skirt Steak Flank Steak Hints for making marinades: •Allow ¼ to ½ cup of marinade for each one to two pounds of beef. •When tenderizing, marinate for at least six hours but no more than 24 hours. •Tender cuts such as tenderloin or top sirloin only need to be marinated for 15 minutes to 2 hours to soak up the flavor. •ALWAYS marinate in the refrigerator, NEVER at room temperature. Be sure to use a food-safe plastic bag, non-reactive glass or a stainless steel container. Turn or stir the beef occasionally to allow even exposure to the marinade. •NEVER save and reuse a marinade. If you’re planning to use the liquid later for basting or to serve it as a sauce, reserve a portion of it for later BEFORE adding uncooked beef. •Remove beef from marinade and pat dry with a paper towel before cooking to prevent steaming and encourage browning.
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Rubs A rub is a mixture of seasonings rubbed onto the surface of meat before cooking. They are commonly used on roasts, steaks and ground beef. Rubs not only add flavor, but they can also help seal in juices and form a delicious crust. One thing you can’t expect them to do, however, is tenderize. •Make your own dry rubs by combining your favorite fresh or dry herbs, spices and other dry seasonings. •Add additional zing and spice to your favorite cut with a paste rub. ◦To make a paste, you combine dry seasonings with oil. You can use your favorite oil that’s infused with garlic, red pepper or lemon, or any other oil of your choice. ◦You can also add small amounts of finely chopped garlic or onion, or seasonings such as mustard, soy sauce or horseradish that will help bind the mixture. ◦The goal is to maintain a consistency that can be spread thickly on your beef. •Rubs can be applied just before cooking. For more pronounced flavor, apply rub to beef, then refrigerate for several hours.
Ranch Rub 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper 1.Combine all ingredients. Store in airtight container. Shake before using. This and more from www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com
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