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Volume 29, Number 4

April 2017

24 Pages

Lubbock, Texas 79401

Arts Festival, April 22-23

Ranch Day – April 15 An Angus cow that loves to be petted caught the eye of a little girl who found the cow fascinating. Activities for every age group will make pioneer life come alive for visitors to the 47th Annual Ranch Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 at the National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St. (See 47th Annual Ranch Day, Page 13)

In April & Inside

The 39th annual Lubbock the largest fine art, fine craft and sculpture. Singers, musicians, dancArts Festival will be held event in West Texas. The visual art division of ers, and actors will perform April 22-23 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, the Lubbock Arts Festival throughout the Arts Festival includes 150 artists from weekend. Audiences can 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Hours of the event are around the nation in booths enjoy such diverse offerings Saturday, April 22, from 10 displaying and selling origi- as brass bands, storytellers, a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, nal work in the mediums of string quartets, and ballet April 23, from noon to 5 painting, drawing, pottery, folklorico dancers. fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, Children will enjoy exp.m. ploring the Arts FesThe event oftival as they go from fers visual art, “Kid Stop” to “Kid performing art, Stop” to make art and children’s projects, participate art. Admission in theater improviprice is $4 for sation, and watch adults, and chilartists demonstratdren 12 and uning with clay and der are admitwatercolor. ted free with an For more inforadult. Tickets are mation, contact the available at the Lubbock Arts Aldoor. The Lubbock A mosaic clawfoot tub was on display at liance at 806-7442787. Arts Festival is last year’s festival.

1st – April Fool’s Day 1st – Willie McCool Race.....................................page.2 8th – Salute to Veterans...................................page.11 14th – Good Friday 15th – Ranch Day.........................................................page.13 16th – Easter 18th – Income Tax Day 18th – Celebrity Luncheon. ...............................page.3

19th – Palm Sunday 22nd to 23rd - Lubbock Arts Festival 22nd – Earth Day 29th – Kids Fish. ............................................................page.24 29th – Gaitherless Gathering....................page.12 Post Art Show entries.......................................page.12 Rainwater harvesting workshops...page.18 Library sale, May 5-8...............................................page.4


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Willie McCool race set for April 1 The 5th Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K & 10K is set for 8 a.m. April 1 at the Silent Wings Museum, 6202 Interstate 27. Register online at www. westtexasendurance.com. Fees range from $15 to $60. “We are delighted to have this race named after our son. Long distance running helped forge the man that Willie McCool would be-

come. Running at Coronado High School was key to his going to the Naval Academy,” said his parents, Audrey and Barry McCool. “He met his future wife through running; running was always in his heart and an important part of his life. I hope this race will inspire others to follow their dreams and enjoy the benefits of running in their lives.”

David Nelson is a principal of West Texas Endurance, host for the event. “It is an honor to once again present the Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K & 10K in Lubbock,” Nelson said. “It gives each of us an opportunity to remember a great man who loved running. “By including a 5K, this race will allow almost any-

one to participate, while remembering a true American hero and run or walk in his memory.” A donation will be made to the Willie McCool Scholarship Fund at Coronado High School.

Willie McCool 1961 - 2003

Road closure at Upland Avenue The westbound U.S. 62/82 (Marsha Sharp Freeway) frontage road intersection

at Upland Avenue is closed to traffic to allow crews to safely rebuild the westbound Marsha Sharp Freeway frontage road intersection. The westbound frontage road will be closed to thrutraffic, but drivers will still have access to southbound Upland. A temporary on-ramp to westbound Marsha Sharp will be open to give the westbound frontage road motorists access to the freeway main lanes. All southbound Upland traffic, north of U.S. 62, will be detoured around the intersection to Alcove Avenue. Northbound Upland traffic will not be allowed to travel under the bridge and will be detoured to the eastbound frontage road. Both north- and southbound Upland Avenue drivers are urged to find an alternate route around the work area. The intersection is expected to remain closed for the month of April. The closure and work will take place weather permitting.


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Donation presented to police and fire funds

The 2017 AWC Celebrity Luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m., April 18 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. For more than 30 years, the AWC Lubbock Chapter has honored local people whose accomplishments have made Lubbock and the area a great place to live and work. AWC is the Association for Women in Communications, a national organization. Headliner awards will be presented to Gene Chaney and Melissa Harris with Homes for Homeless; Alberto “Berto” Garcia; LCU Women’s Basketball National Champions; Talkington School; and United Supermarkets.

Gold Medals will be presented to Alona Beesinger, Adrienne Cozart, Sylas & Shea Politte, and Karen Worley. Remember Our Heroes will receive the Louise Allen Award for outstanding corporate community service. Karin McCay will be honored with the Mary Ann Edwards Professional Communicator Award. The Beth Pratt Communicator of the Year award and the George Mahon Award will be announced at the luncheon. For more information and tickets, contact Diane Harlan, 771-8989; Charlie Rowten, 438-8010; Sherry Saffle, 632-3440; or Valerie Moreno, 252-3707.

Mayor Dan Pope and the Lubbock Apartment Association presented a donation to the Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock Fire Rescue benevolence funds on March 28. The donation came from money raised during the 2017 State of the City Address. In addition to supporting the Lubbock Apartment Association, a portion of the proceeds raised during the event is donated by the association to a charity chosen by the Mayor. The benevolence funds provide support for Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock Fire Rescue employees and their families when there is an emergency or a specific need arises.

“These dollars will provide help to Lubbock police officers, fire fighters, and their families during times of crisis or extreme need,” Pope said. “It is important for me in this, my first year as Mayor, to honor our bravest

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Strawberry Fields Forever, The Beatles, April 1967 Accompanied only by his acoustic guitar, John Lennon auditioned “Strawberry Fields Forever” — conceived as a slow-talking blues song — for Beatles

producer George Martin, who sat entranced in a dimly lit Abbey Road studio room while Lennon sang his complex and sophisticated tune. In the Beatles’ Anthology,

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Putt, Play & Party - Golf & Card Tournament set for April 17

A golf and card games tournament is set for 9 a.m. April 17 at Stone Gate Golf Course, 11010 Indiana Ave., sponsored by the New Neighbors Club. While the golf tournament (four-person scramble) is occurring, the card games (bridge, samba, canasta, and pinochle) will also be underway at the club house/party room. Prizes will be awarded for the winners of the golf and card games tournament. Door prizes will be presented throughout the day.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Golfers need to check in by 9 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Registration for card game players is 9 a.m. New Neighbors Club is hosting the event, but all are welcome – men and women. Membership in the club is not needed to participate. Entry fee for golf players

is $35 per person. Fees include centennial breakfast and lunch. For additional information or registration, contact Leane Thornberry, 806-787-5915. “While this event will be exciting and fun,” Thornberry said, “it is a great way to is $75 per player or $300 per team. Fee includes cart, support community service range balls, prizes, continen- agencies in Lubbock.” The New Neighbors Club tal breakfast, and lunch. Entry fee for card players of Lubbock, a non-profit

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organization, holds several fundraising events a year. Proceeds from the events are given annually to charitable entities such as Meals on Wheels, Hospice of Lubbock, Family Guidance and Outreach Center, and the South Plains Honor Flight. In May 2016, $8,000 was given to service agencies in Lubbock.

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Exercise program will reduce your fall risk By Lori Bilodeau Physical TheraPisT Each year, 1 out of 3 older adults experience a fall. Falls can be detrimental, resulting in serious injury, decreased mobility, and even death. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2012 and 2013, falls accounted for more than half of all unintentional injury deaths in those over the age of 65. Research has found that one of the best ways to reduce your risk of falling is exercise.

“Exercise” covers a wide range of activities, and the thought of beginning an exercise program can be daunting for many. Some people are unsure which exercises to do. Many seniors don’t know where to begin, especially if they have no past experience with fitness programs. Some people are fearful of injury, or aggravating painful joints and muscles. If exercise is the key to avoiding falls and injury, it’s important to overcome these obstacles and find the right wellness program for you.

What type of exercise is the best for reducing my risk of falls? Research has shown that all exercises were found to be effective. This means that cardiovascular exercise, group classes, strength training, aquatic exercises, walking, and many other types of fitness activities are effective in helping to decrease your chance of falling. The most effective exercise was a combination of strength, endurance and balance, performed 3 to 5 times a week. But all types of exercises can be beneficial.

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Find an exercise you enjoy and do it! How do I begin an exercise program? Beginning a fitness program can seem intimidating, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. Your physician or physician’s assistant can offer guidance in beginning an exercise program that’s right for you. You may also seek out help from personal trainers or exercise specialists. A good trainer will provide support in starting an individualized program. They can help with strength and endurance exercises to help reduce your risk for falls. If you have a history of joint pain or other health issues, your physician may recommend physical therapy. Physical therapy is a good way to gradually transition into an exercise program. Physical therapists can address specific areas of pain or weakness that can slow your progress in starting a fitness program. A good physical therapy program includes exercises for home and a plan to help you continue with a wellness program after discharge.

How do I stay motivated to continue with an exercise program once I begin? It’s important to note that the positive effects of exercise were not maintained if exercises were stopped. Once exercises are stopped, the risk for falling increases. One of the best ways to stay motivated is to use the “buddy system.” Going to work out with a friend improves both physical and emotional health. People who exercise with a friend or in a group are less likely to quit their fitness program. Attending group classes also helps seniors continue with a wellness program. Classes make exercising fun as well as encouraging participants to try new things. Falls are devastating, affecting the health and independence of seniors. What are you doing to reduce your risk of falls? If you need help beginning a wellness program to decrease your chance of falling, contact Wellness Today at 806-771-8010 or Physical Therapy Today at 806-7718008.

Join Community Health Center of Lubbock and the Easter bunny for games and Easter egg hunting. This annual event will be held at the Chatman Community Health Clinic, 2301 Cedar Ave, Lubbock, on April 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. with the Easter egg hunt beginning at 3:30 p.m.


Golden Gazette • April 2017 • Page 7 When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their body. Men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.

By James K. White The most valuable bull in the world is unofficially a 3-year-old named Bheem Donor. The animal is of the Murrah breed and a purchase price of $1.97 million was offered to the owner who resides in India. After a brief period of contemplation, the owner (Mr. Singh) declined to accept the deal. One factor in the decision may have been that Bheem generates about $45,000 per month for “conception services” fees. There are approximately 4.5 million Irish in Ireland. Meanwhile, some 39.6 million folks in America claim to be of Irish descent. Four of the U.S. presidents who died while in office were from the state of Ohio: William H. Harrison, James A. Garfield, William McKinley and Warren G. Harding. William McKinley had no middle name – neither did George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. Most baseball fans have an opinion as to what major league records will never be broken. My favorite record that is never going to be matched (strictly an opinion)

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What I’ve found of interest at the Market Maybe some are new and some not so new, but a few of my recent discoveries are at Market Street. Since my regular shopping is always at the 50th and Indiana store, these items are for sure at this location. First let me tell you about the newest addition to the already extensive meat department. It’s the beautiful display of specialty cuts and grades of beef, lamb and pork. The beef grade is Prime, and some is grass fed. In the same display case is a wonderful selection of fish and seafood. This new department is staffed by “Master Butchery,” stated proudly on the sign hanging above. Any special cut of meat you desire is offered at no extra cost. I even purchased 2 grass-fed beef rib eyes as a birthday gift for our oldest grandson last year. He loves to grill, so this was a perfect selection for him and his wife. Directly across from this end of the meat department is an entire wall of glutenfree products, whole foods, and alternative milk products. There are many items I’ve never seen or heard of before. Just around the corner from this wall is a large aisle of bulk food products. The usual nuts, grains, dried fruits, etc. are all easily ac-

cessible with serve-yourself dispensers and bags. If you are in a rush for time, many of the same products are already packed in plastic containers, ready to sell, on the adjacent shelves. Of course this little bit of fancy is across the aisle from their enormous produce department. While there, check out the beautiful different colored cauliflowers and the eye popping exotic fruits. Always check the grocery inserts that come in the mail early in the week and check on the various sales. A lot of money can be saved on weekly specials on various produce items as well as offers throughout the store. Past the produce department, down the deli aisle and across from the bakery is a new bin-type display of different cheeses. I happened upon an interesting cheese item called “Henning’s Colored Curds – Handcrafted Cheddar Curds.” They come in a small plastic container with an interesting label with the name of Henning’s written across the map of Wisconsin. Yes, this is from that great dairy

state and handcrafted by the “Master Cheese maker, Kerry Henning.” Since finding these delectable morsels, I’ve purchased several containers. The cheese is packed in bite-sized pieces and is a delicious, nutritious snack. Once, when making broccoli cheese soup, I dropped several in just to see how quickly they would melt. It worked great and ended in a smooth consistency. It didn’t curdle like some cheddar’s tend to do. In this same display case is also Amish Blue Cheese Crumbles. These are so handy to use on salads or other recipes. Since these are already crumbled, it saves the messy time-consuming task of doing it yourself. A few days ago, they even had some samples to taste of the cheese that was on promotion for that day. Yes, I tried the sample and it was delicious.

There’s another item sometimes available in the deli department. I found it on Super Bowl weekend. It’s their White Queso Dip. They make it special only for “game days.” I bought a container, and it was out of this world delicious! I don’t know what game we have to wait for to get it again, however after an inquiry, I found out it can be ordered through the concierge service for your private parties. Right now in its place is a Jalapeno Popper Dip. The ingredients include the usual cream cheese then added are other cheeses, bacon and chopped jalapeno peppers. I purchased a container, and it is truly delicious. Then an idea came to me about a terrific short cut in making great poppers. Why not spoon this mixture into the prepared peppers for the filling and then wrap in bacon and proceed to heat as usual. It’s worth a try. Since Market Street/United Stores were purchased a few years ago from the Albertson Corp., many of the brands have changed. In place of their usual ones is

now the “Signature” brand. As the old saying goes, “Everything from soup to nuts and everything in between.” These storewide products are A-1 quality and at great savings. The Lucerne Brand in the dairy department is also on the A-1 list. A wonderful snack discovered in the chips aisle is a non-GMO, gluten-free popcorn called “Skinny Pop.” It contains 39-43 calories per cup depending on flavor. It comes in white cheddar, sea salt and pepper, and regular. These 4.4oz bags don’t last long in our house. Need I say more? Last but not least is a new service available now for all customers. It’s either a home delivery of $50 or more or a pick-up order on the south side of the building. The first home delivery is free, however after that there is a $10 fee. My advice is to wait a few more weeks to use this service. There are quite a few kinks to be worked out. We used it about 2 weeks ago and many mistakes were made. Another bit of great news. All the bathrooms were totally renovated late last year. As yet, I have not had the pleasure to use them. Let’s hope the clowns in Austin approve! Until next time – Happy Easter to all. Granny


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Academic Decathlon teams earn medals & scholarships All five Lubbock ISD Academic Decathlon teams competed in the Academic Decathlon State meet in late February, earning a total of $13,200 in scholarship money. Three teams finished in the top five, and all Lubbock teams had students earn medals in individual events. Lubbock High School set a school record with 47,896.1 points on the way to earning second place overall as well as $800 for each team member in scholarship money from Texas Academic Decathlon. The team from Lubbock High also finished second in the Super Quiz competition. Estacado and Monterey each earned fourth place overall finishes in the medium- and small-school divi-

sions, respectively. Estacado also finished first in the Super Quiz competition. Talkington finished in 19th place, up four spots from their ranking after region, and Coronado finished 29th. The individual winners were: Academic Decathlon State Meet Awards Coronado High School Honors: Katherine McGough - 3rd in literature Scholastic: Christina Ridlen - 2nd in music Varsity: Jimmy Rodgers nd 2 in speech Estacado High School Honors: Domynik Carter - 3rd place overall in division ($1500 scholarship), 2nd in art, 3rd in economics and speech Scholastic: Iverson Carter - 3rd in art

scholarship), 2nd in speech, Varsity: Scholastic: Brittny Hernandez - 5th Cameron Sharp - 2nd in art, 3rd in art and math Talkington School for place overall in division 3rd in literature nd Young Women Leaders ($750 scholarship), 2 in art, Varsity: Kamron Taylor - 3rd in 3rd in math and music Jason Sharp - 4th place Dylan Smith - 2nd in sci- overall in division ($1000 speech ence and 3rd in social science and art America is a country which produces citizens Jazzlynn Christophe - 1st who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy in speech but won’t cross the street to vote. Lubbock High School Honors: Ashwin Koul - 5th place overall in division ($750 st scholarship) rd st Phyllis Zhang - 1 in math Neloy Shome - 1st in Essay, 2nd in literature Scholastic: Jake Watts - 4 th place overall in division ($1000 scholarship), 1st in math and science, 3rd in music and Community Development is speech st Isaac Martinez-Trejos - 1 seeking eligible homeowners in Art, 2nd in literature, 3rd in to participate in our music Minor Rehabilitation Program. Shane Williams- 3 rd in The enrollment is from April 3rd to 21st. music Varsity: To qualify, participants MUST Hunter Dortch - 3 rd in meet the following music minimum criteria: Sarah Medina - 3 rd in speech Monterey High School Honors: Tripp Cator - 4th place overall in division ($1000 scholarship), 2nd in literature, math, and science To determine eligibility, please contact our office Ryan Rahman - 1st in soby phone at (806) 775-2296 or by email at cial science, 2nd in literature cdinfo@mylubbock.us and music, 3rd in economics or visit us in person at and science Nick Watson - 3rd in art 1611 10th St., 2nd floor. and literature

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Let’s talk bowels - colonscopy April: Enjoy the gift of life March was Colon Cancer Awareness Month so let’s talk bowels. Colon cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women in the United States, but one of the few cancers that has a screening tool. The average adult should begin colon screenings at age 50. Since colonoscopies are not the most popular thing, it is not uncommon for people to avoid beginning screenings, but the procedure could very well save a life. Don’t put off a colonoscopy Colon cancer is most commonly caused by an accu-

mulation of abnormal cells called a polyp. Polyps can be found during a routine Sameer Islam, colonosM.D. copy and removed before they become cancerous or in cancer’s early stages. The earlier colon cancer is found, the more easily it can be treated. So the question is why avoid a colonoscopy? After all, the prep is the worst part. Symptoms and Risk Factors

What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers? Mechanical engineers build weapons. Civil engineers build targets.

Symptoms of colon cancer can include unintentional weight loss, abdominal pain, blood in the stool and changes in bowel habits. Persistent symptoms should not be avoided. Talk with your doctor about symptoms and risk factors and what testing may be needed. Common risk factors include being overweight, low fiber/high fat diet, sedentary lifestyle, being diabetic, and older age. Don’t put off scheduling your colonoscopy. Make an appointment with your healthcare provider and ask about getting a colonoscopy. Sameer Islam, M.D. is a board-certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist practicing at Southwest Gastroenterology.

By Margaret Merrell April is the springboard into spring. Like the splash and ripples left by a skilled diver, we are awed by the bright bursting colors and soft gentle hues spreading over the land. Every day brings more plants and trees with their new wardrobes. April showers, like a devoted mother strive to keep every new and awakening plant well fed and clean by caressing each one with raindrops. As we return our cold weather clothing back into storage, we may pause and recall the wintry day we helped our grandchildren build a handsome snowman. They were so disappointed when they discovered his beautiful, silk Top Hat had disappeared. It had been well attached to resist the wind. We never knew its fate. So many events occur in our lives that we never find answers to explain the what and whys. We learn to accept and do the best we can with what we have. One heavy coat and a pair of snow boots. How did I miss packing those? I know. My memory box. I am so thankful to have my happy memories to recall and enjoy. The thoughts that come with some memories serve a twofold purpose - to remind me of the event and

the lesson learned. Now close the boxes and return to April. This is the time for renewal of our minds and spirits. It is a time to add love, hope and happiness to the ripples of beauty surrounding us. It is a time to enjoy the gift of life and share that joy with others. Happy April.

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Lubbock ‘BigWigs’ wear pink wigs Residents of the Hub City will soon see seven local leaders wearing bright pink wigs to raise money for Susan G. Komen. The money will help fund critical local needs and help Susan G. Komen reach its goal of reducing deaths from breast cancer by 50 percent in the United States by 2026.

Dr. Paul Anderson – radiation oncologist, Covenant’s Joe Arrington Cancer Center Dr. Steven Berk – executive vice president and provost, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; and dean, School of Medicine Laura Bryan – voice talent, Digital Base Productions; owner, Miss Laura’s

Imagination Station and Parents’ Day Out Calvin Davis – district director, US SBA Lubbock-West Texas Office Brittany Escobar – news anchor, KLBK News Murvat Musa – executive director, Reese Technology Center Dr. Robert Schmid – cocosts for businesses start at information or to have a regowner and surgeon, Lubbock $50/booth. To be a part of the istration form emailed, call Plastic Surgery Institute Resource Fair, complete the 806-775-2685. The 2017 BigWigs camregistration Salute to Veterans events paign is launching at the form found same time as the West Texas on the West 7 a.m. – Register for 5K and 1-mile walk 8 a.m. – 5K Reveille Run & 1-mile walk Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. Texas Salute Komen Greater Amarillo t o Ve t e r - 9:30 to 10 – Post colors / veteran memorial 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Veterans Resource Fair and Komen Lubbock Area ans page at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Entertainment joined forces recently to mylubbock. 11 a.m. – Lunch expand their service area, us/veterans. 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. – Official program increase their impact, and For more Each BigWig sets an individual fundraising goal for the campaign, which runs through April 7. A celebration event featuring the BigWigs, desserts, music, and pink wig-themed art is set for April 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Texas Tech’s Innovation Hub, 3911 4th St. And here are the BigWigs:

Salute to Veterans & Resource Fair set for April 8 The 3rd Annual West Texas Salute to Veterans will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 at the Silent Wings Museum, 6202 North I-27 (Exit 9 off I-27). The event is to show appreciation to military service members, veterans, and their families and thank them for what they have done to protect the many freedoms and way of life. As part of the activities, the Veterans Advisory Committee will be hosting a Veterans Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. The City of Lubbock Veterans Advisory Committee, Lubbock National Bank, and the Silent Wings Museum are hosting the fair. Booth space is available for businesses and organizations that help veterans, current military, and their families with housing, health care, jobs, education, support, and more. There is no cost for nonprofit organizations, and the

strengthen operations. Komen West Texas will serve the same 42 counties in the Panhandle and South Plains, plus an additional 20 counties in the South Plains and Permian Basin areas. For more information about the campaign, or to donate to the 2017 Susan G. Komen West Texas BigWigs campaign online, visit www.komenwesttexas.org/ bigwigs.

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Entries sought for Post Art Show The Post Art Guild will be hosting its 53rd Arts on Main Street show in May, and invites all artists to enter their work for judging and display. Entries can be delivered to the Post Community Center at 129 W. Main St. in Post, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 3. All entries must be ready for hanging or display. 2D works need to have wire hanging hardware - no saw tooth hangers. Entry fees are $7 per entry for non-members, $5 for members; $3 for students 18 and younger. An optional annual membership fee is $25. No class work (except youth categories), kits, wet paint, or works deemed in poor taste will be accepted. Entries will be set up by medium instead of subject matter. Submit entries to the following categories: oil; acryl-

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47th Annual Ranch Day set for April 15

This little bull rider came out of the gate and tried to stay on for the 8-second count on the bouncy bucking bull.

Activities for every age group will make pioneer life come alive for visitors to the 47th Annual Ranch Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 at the National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St. “Ranch Day has one focus — ranching,” said Julie Hodges, the Helen DeVitt Jones director of education. “Hands-on activities and demonstrations will be centered on ranch skills and the history and science of ranching. “Visitors will have an opportunity to churn butter, make a rope, tool leather, use a washboard, ride a horse, make quilt squares, and much more.” Hodges said more than 5,000 visitors are expected to fill the 19-acre historical park where they will see chuck wagons, cowboys, horses, an oldtime “Snake Oil” magic show, and an authentic Comanche tepee. To simulate the work of a ranch hand, children will receive “work cards” as they enter the historic park. When they complete six activities, they can go to the 1880 Matador Office to receive their “wages” for a hard day’s work and then spend those wages (reproduction of 1869 currency) on special items at the 1870s Waggoner Ranch Commissary.

“One of the most impressive things about Ranch Day is the large number of organizations and individuals that help make this happen,” Hodges said, explaining that more than 150 community volunteers will assist with the event. Ranch Hosts dressed in pioneer clothing will greet visitors and provide historical information about many of the nearly 50 ranching structures that have been relocated, restored and refurbished at the center. The Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Team will help children with horseback rides while the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team will provide demonstrations in the round pen. The Texas Tech Rodeo Team will assist with roping, a bucking chute, and a stick horse rodeo. Ranch Day also will emphasize contemporary ranching issues through hands-on ranch science demonstrations by the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Quail Tech Alliance, and the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, visit nrhc.ttu.edu or call 806-742-0498.

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Pain gets your attention; How to deal with it Pain demands your attention. This morning I had a patient in my office whose shoulder has been bothering her for a couple of months. She said, as people often say, “It hurts, but it isn’t that bad.” If it weren’t that bad, believe me, she wouldn’t be in my office. A few minutes later she said, “I can live with it.” When a patient says, “I can live with it,” I’m sure I make a face. Normally I say, “Yes, you can now, but how’s that going to work for you as you get older?” Your pain may not be too bad right now. But let me ask you, if you don’t resolve your pain, is it likely to get better or worse? Are you getting older or younger? Maybe you get my drift. As you get older, pain makes you more nervous. Being uptight will only make your pain worse, not

Every single day, no matter who you meet in the day – friends, family, work colleagues, strangers – give joy to them. Give a smile or a compliment or kind words or kind actions, but give joy! Do your best to make sure that every single person you meet has a better day because they saw you.

better. Our tolerance for just about everything is less as we get older. So please don’t latch your wagon to the star of, “I can live with it.” Think your great-grandchildren. You love them with all your heart, but how long can you be around them without feeling nervous? They aren’t doing anything wrong, and you aren’t either, but you aren’t used to the noise, you aren’t used to the crying or screaming, and you aren’t used to their boundless energy. You love them, of course, but most older people limit their time with pre-school children. They get to be too much for you.

This might sound like it is not connected with you and your life, but believe me it is inseparably connected through cosmic law. As you give joy to every person you meet, you bring joy to YOU. The more you can give joy to others, the more you will bring the joy back to you. — Rhonda Byrne

And such is the way with pain. You can take it right now, but pain grows on you, gnaws at you, until one day you feel like pulling your hair out. So, you take drugs. Short-term treatment might be acceptable, if you realize, it won’t fix anything. It will just trick the body’s nervous system. But my experience is people want to take pain medications every day. Did you know that more than 250,000 people a year in the U.S. are put on kidney dialysis because of taking over-the-counter, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories? And that figure is years old. With kidney dialysis, we are talking real problems. So, let’s back up here and talk about some easy approaches you might take to pain so kidney dialysis is never a necessity. If you have pain, you have inflammation. That is the typical culprit that causes pain. At the least it will co-exist with pain. That is why you often see the term pain and inflammation together. They are like best friends, always running

around together. Unless there is a fracture, we don’t like to mobilize a body part any more as we realize you get so much benefit from motion. Movement is key. Even at the deeper levels of the tissue, there is constant movement of blood and dead cells. Blood moves to nourish the cells, and lymphatic tissues sweep the old dead cells away. Let’s say you have shoulder pain. Gentle movement several times a day through the ranges of motion, will be helpful. That is up, down, to both sides, and all around. Stretching of the muscles can be helpful. You can even massage your own shoulder tissues. Obviously, you can’t get to all sides, but you can use a corner of the wall or a rolling pin to help reach your goals. After stretching and massage, it is time to use ice for 20 minutes. If your injury is new, ice 20 minutes out of every hour. If your injury is old, ice for 20 minutes, then use heat for 20 minutes, and then use ice again. We always start and stop with ice. If you are in pain, a natural pain reliever that you can get at the health food store is bromelain. It has been well studied. It is an enzyme from pineapple. If you take it with meals,

it will help you digest food, but if you take it between meals, it will go eat up the inflammation. A great homeopathic when you have injured yourself is arnica. You can take it by pill or put it on your body in a lotion. Arnica will help if you have been bruised. Get it at the health food store. And don’t forget, with an injury, most often there are feelings about having hurt yourself. If you are stressed, I love Rescue Remedy. Take it and RELAX!

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Page 16 •April 2017 • Golden Gazette Daffodil Days - daylight hours, free, all ages. The biggest, most colorful show during early spring. Walk the trails at the Arboretum and see more than 16,000 daffodils, crocus, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring bulbs in bloom during early April. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University. April 1 - Fun at Work Day Friends of the Library Saturday Bookstore - Shop for books at Mahon Library, 1306 9th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Can purchase membership at the door - $10, 775-2835. Fiber Arts Society – crochet and knit at the Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 401-6441 for more info. Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K & 10K - 8 a.m. at the Silent Wings Museum. Register online at www.westtexasendurance.com. Fees range from $15 to $60. Wildlife Day at the Lubbock Arboretum, 4111 University. Roundtable Luncheon from

11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hillcrest Country Club main dining room 4011 N. Boston. HSC President Dr. Tedd Mitchell, Health (and Healthcare) in America: “Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Crises.” $15 per person, limited menu includes dessert and beverage. April 2 - Children’s Book Day April Fool’s Scramble - 1-5 pm, $5/person. Tricks & surprises. Play and rotations for juniors and adults, Burgess-Rushing Tennis Center, 3030 66th St. April 3 - World Party Day April 4 - School Librarian Day Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society – 7 p.m. Forest Heights UMC, 3007 33rd St. www.LubbockGemAndMineral.org. Country and Western Dance 7 p.m., $10 per class or $35 per month, Ages 16+, Learn Progressive Double-Two Step, West Coast Swing, Jitterbug,

and other popular styles. New style taught each month, Hodges Community Center, 4011 University. April 5 - Go for Broke Day National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Furr’s Family Dining, 6001 Slide Rd, 11:30 a.m., 799-6796 or 795-9158. April 6 - Sorry Charlie Day April 7 - National Beer Day BigWigs - A celebration featuring 7 Lubbock BigWigs, desserts, music, and pink wig-themed art, from 6-8 p.m. at Texas Tech’s Innovation Hub, 3911 4th St. BigWigs will wear bright pink wigs to raise money for Susan G. Komen. www.komenwesttexas.org/bigwigs. New Neighbor’s Luncheon and program - A Style Show from Talbot’s at 10:30 a.m. at the Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway. $15, reservations by April 6, 407-3028 or newneigh-

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must be on a leash and have proof of rabies vaccinations. Hosted by Maxey Community Center at Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University. April 9 - Siblings Day April 10 - 8-Track Tape Day UMC Better Breathers Club - a support group for people with chronic lung disease such as COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Joining is free. Learn to manage your lung disease and live better. Meets 2nd Monday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the UMC Activities Center at 5217 82nd Street, 82nd & Slide in Rockridge Plaza. April 11 - Big Wind Day Quilters – The Chaparral Quilters Guild, 7 p.m. Garden & Arts Center, 4215 S. University. For more info, 788-0856. Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month. Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group - Rawlings Senior Center, 213 40th 10:30 a.m. - safe place for caregivers, family, & friends of persons with dementia to exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions. Visit alz.org/westtexas to learn more about caregiver programs and resources. Lubbock Area Amputee Support Group - Furrs’ Cafeteria, 6001 Slide, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Red Raider Room; purchase your own meal (or you do not have to eat); FMI: 806-748-5870. Senior Fraud Presentation – 11:30 a.m. at Raider Ranch. Join Home Instead Senior care for a Lunch and Learn series. Country and Western Dance 7 p.m., $10 per class or $35 per month, Ages 16+, Learn Progressive Double-Two Step, West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, and other popular styles. New (See Enriching Lives, Page 19)


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Free fitness classes at health center Diabetes Self-Management and Nutrition Classes Join the ladies of the Outreach Department of Community Health Center of Lubbock for free fitness classes. Low impact and high intensity workouts available. Monday, Wednesday, Friday Tai Chi at 8 a.m.; Walking Away the Pounds at 9 a.m. Zumba at 10:30 a.m.; Piloxing at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday Tai Chi at 8 a.m.; Yoga at 9 a.m. Contact the outreach department at 806-765-2611 for more information.

Thrivent Financial has been recognized again by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. The designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. For six years in a row, Thrivent’s commitment to operating with ethical business standards and practices has been highlighted by this honor. This continued recognition ensures long-term value to members, employees, suppliers, regulators and investors. Thrivent is one of only seven companies in the Financial Services category honored this year. “For the last six years, Thrivent has been honored to be named a World’s Most Ethical Company,” said Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial. “As we serve our members and strive to be an ethical company through our actions and business practices, we are honored to be recognized as leaders.” Ethisphere’s chief executive officer is Timothy Erblich.

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Rainwater harvesting workshops set The High Plains Water District is hosting a series of workshops to share rainwater harvesting information with area residents. The cost of each workshop is $20 at the door. The first 25 persons to RSVP will receive a free rainwater harvesting barrel and a rain chain. Workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations: April 6 - Bailey County Electric Co-op, 610 E. American Blvd., Muleshoe. April 13 - Mallet Event Center, 2320 S. U.S. 385, Levelland. April 27 - Cole Commu-

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try Club main dining room, 4011 N. Boston. Whitney Owen with The Bridge, “The Bridge 2 Hope.” $15 per person, limited menu includes dessert & beverage. Lubbock Arts Festival - Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $4 admission, 12 and under free with adult. Community Neighborhood Cleanup - 8 a.m. to noon, free, all ages. Help beautify the community! Get rid of large unwanted items such as furniture, appliances, brush, box spring, etc., by bring them to roll off dumpers located in parking lot at Maxey Community Center parking lot, 4020 30th. April 23 - Take a Chance Day Lubbock Arts Festival - Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, noon to 5 p.m. $4 admission, 12 & under free with adult. April 24 - Pig in a Blanket Day April 25 - World Penguin Day Country and Western Dance 7 p.m., $10 per class or $35 per month, Ages 16+, Learn Progressive Double-Two Step, West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, and other popular styles. New style taught each month, Hodges Community Center, 4011 University. April 26 - Pretzel Day Healthy Aging Lecture Series – “Stroke: What you can do to prevent and to treat it!” Garrison Institute on Aging – 4 to 5 p.m. at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th St., Academic Classroom Bldg., Room 100. Free event, snacks provided. Call 743-7821 for more info. April 27 - Tell a Story Day April 28 - Kiss Your Mate Day Lubbock Uncorked Wine Fes-

tival – celebrating Texas wine with a little bit of beer and lots of entertainment and fun. Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. April 29 - Shrimp Scampi Day Kidsfish - have a day filled with community and family bonding from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29, at Maxey Park, 2401 Quaker, sponsored by the Lubbock Lions Club. Free event. Children of all ages and all abilities are invited. Wheelchair accessible fishing area and playground. Roundtable Luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hillcrest Country Club main dining room 4011 N. Boston. Aubrey Spear, director of water utilities, “Lubbock’s Water Supply, Planning for the Future.” $15 per person, limited menu includes dessert and beverage. Gaitherless Gathering with many local music groups performing, Southcrest Baptist Church, 3801 S. Loop 289. An optional barbecue (approx. $10) is set for 6 p.m., and the music (free) begins at 6:45 p.m. April 30 - Hairstyle Appreciation Day Coming in May: Business Expo on May 11, 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Chamber of Commerce event. 6th Annual Lubbock Vines & Wines Festival, May 12 & 13 at McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave. $15 - $30. Note: To add an event, delete an event, or make changes, email maedwards@wordpub.com or call 744-2220 by the 20th of the month for the following month’s publication.

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Can you make your investments less ‘taxing’? By Zach Holtzman Financial advisor Edward JonEs Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. So you may want to use this opportunity to determine if you can liberate yourself from some investment-related taxes in the future. Actually, Tax Freedom Day is something of a fiction, in practical terms, because most people pay their taxes throughout the year via payroll deductions. Also, you may not mind paying your share of taxes,

because your tax dollars are used in many ways – such as law enforcement, food safety, road maintenance, public education, and so on – that, taken together, have a big impact on the quality of life in this country. Still, you may want to look for ways to reduce those taxes associated with your investments, leaving you more money available to meet your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement. So, what moves can you make to become more of a “tax-smart” investor? Consider the following: * Know when to hold ’em. If you sell an investment that you’ve held for

less than one year, any profit you earn is considered a short-term capital gain, and it will be taxed at the same rate as your ordinary income. For 2016, ordinary income tax rates range from 10% to 39.6%. But if you hold the investment for longer than one year, your profit will be taxed at the long-term capital gains rate, which, for most taxpayers, will be just 15%. If at all possible, then, hold your investments at least long enough to qualify for the lower capital gains rate. * Look for the dividends. Similar to long-term capital gains, most stock dividends are taxed at 15% for most

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on such topics as immigration and travel, family affairs and divorce, and money and financial planning. A library card is required to access the TexShare databases and may be obtained by visiting any library location, including Mahon, 1306 9th Street, Groves, 5520 19th Street, and Godeke at 5034 Frankford. Library cards are free to residents of the City of Lubbock, Lubbock County and the surrounding area. For more information, call 775-2835.


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Covenant Health hosted renowned surgeon Covenant Heart and Vascular Institute presented The Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Distinguished Lectureship Series on March 30. This year’s program featured Dr. Tony Herring, pediatric orthopedic surgeon and chief of staff emeritus at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Herring presented the Lubbock premier showing of the film “DeBakey,” an hourlong film Herring produced, depicting the life, legacy and the many contributions to medicine of Dr. DeBakey, one of the most renowned surgeons of the 20th century. The film includes segments featuring past Covenant Health/DeBakey distinguished speakers, as well as cameo segments of Lubbock surgeons Dr. Donald Bricker and Dr. Robert Salem.

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Virtual Dementia Tour, April 13 A Virtual Dementia Tour is set for April 13, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Isle at Raider Ranch. Participants will experience the challenges of dementia and aging. Kindred at Home will be conducting the virtual tour. This free event is open to the public. Seating is limited for this event, so call to RSVP, 806-368-6565. The event will start with free lunch and leave with a free signature gift for attending. The Isle at Raider Ranch is located at 6806 43rd St. Upon entering the Ranch, pass the black gated community and arrive at the next building called The Isle.


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The New Neighbor’s Luncheon and program will feature A Style Show from Talbot’s at 10:30 a.m. April 7 at the Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway. The New Neighbor’s Club is a community service organization with 216 members. Cost for the meal is $15, and you do not have to be a member to attend. Reservations are needed by April 6 by calling Judy at 806-407-3028 or e-mail her at newneighbors43jcar@gmail.com.

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Marsha Sharp Freeway widening project

Katie Salter (center) was recognized as the 2017 Hospice Advocate recipient. Pictured with Salter are Harold Evensky, Deena Katz, Salter, and Rachel & Rob Thomas (Katie’s parents).

Hospice of Lubbock volunteer honored for outstanding service

One Hospice of Lubbock volunteer was recognized by the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization as the 2017 Hospice Advocate recipient. Katie Salter received the award Feb. 24 at the group’s annual conference in Houston. Hers was one of only three awards given by the organization this year; lifetime achievement, hospice of the year, and the hospice advocate award. Salter serves as a direct patient care volunteer, the 2017 Mayors’ Beans & Cornbread Luncheon chair, and has just completed her terms on the Hospice of Lubbock board of directors. Beginning as a hospice volunteer in December 2008, she assisted with the Kids’ Christmas Party. “After the event, Katie knew she was hooked and wanted to be a part of our team,” said Charley Wasson, executive director, Hospice of Lubbock. “Katie went through Direct Patient Volunteer classes in 2010 and has worked in numerous roles as a volunteer and hospice supporter. Over

The Texas Department of Transportation began a $17 million project to widen six miles of the Marsha Sharp Freeway (US 62/82) from a four-lane to a six-lane (three lanes in each direction) facility. Project contractor Webber, LLC., from The Woodlands, Texas, began setting traffic control along the construction zone on March 6. “Project limits are from Avenue L to west Loop 289,” said Mike Wittie, TxDOT Lubbock Area engineer. “The inside shoulders in both directions will be closed to traffic during construction, and motorists can also expect various lane closures, but the majority of work will take place in the median.” No major construction work will take place on the freeway bridges. “The bridges and overpasses were designed to be able to carry

an extra lane of traffic. The inside shoulders are 12-ft wide, and were also designed for future expansion,” Wittie said. “The median work will modify drainage structures to accommodate a new concrete traffic barrier that will be installed to separate traffic. New illumination will also be mounted. It will very much look like south Loop 289 when work is finished.” Work is scheduled to begin at the west Loop 289 end of the project and continue eastward. “Speed limits in the active construction zone will be reduced by 10 mph and drivers are advised to watch out for slow moving construction equipment entering the roadway,” Wittie said. The project is scheduled to be completed in December 2017.

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Lubbock Lions Club Kidsfish The Lubbock Lions Club launches the second annual Kidsfish event to have a day filled with community and family bonding from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29, at Maxey Park, 2401 Quaker. Children of all ages and all abilities are invited. There is a wheelchair accessible fishing area and playground. The event, which is free, offers an opportunity for the people to engage in outdoor activities and spend time with friends and loved ones. There will be playgrounds, a rock climbing wall, face painting, and lunch. “The Kidsfish will encourage families to get out and get involved,” said Mallory Mitchell, Lubbock Lions Club director and Texas Game Warden for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

“I think social interactions have changed over time, and a lot of people have become reclusive. My hope is that continuing this Kidsfish event for the community will teach kids how to enjoy what the outdoors has to offer and be a great opportunity for families to connect and make memories.” The lake at Maxey Park will be specially stocked

with channel catfish to ensure there will be plenty of opportunities for the children to be able to catch a fish. Parents or guardians can also fish for free with their kids at the event. Bring your fishing pole and tackle. A limited number of poles can be borrowed at the event. There will be a casting station for kids or adults who want to learn how to fish. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. Don’t forget chairs, a blanket, and sunscreen. For more information regarding the event and to register, visit www.kidsfishlubbock. com, and like Kidsfish on Facebook at www.facebook. com/kidsfishlubbock. For additional information, email Mallory Mitchell at Mallory.mitchell@tpwd. texas.gov. My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We’ll see about that.

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