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Volume 29, Number 8

August 2017

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Lubbock, Texas 79401

Family Caregiver Conference set for Aug. 10 The 2017 Family Caregiver Conference is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 10, at First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event is free, but seating is limited. Lunch will be provided. Stephanie Hoffman of Music and Memory will be the speaker. She is the former director of AGE of Central Texas Adult Day Health Center, where she pioneered person-centered care. Hoffman is the Central U.S. Regional Director for Music & Memory and serves as VP of Education and

In August & Inside 4th – Caboose Watercolor Society. ........................... page.4 4th – Wheeler Brothers... page.2 5th – 2nd Chance Run. .... page.1 10th – Caregiver Conference.................. page.1 19th – Christian Try Wellness TODAY. Texas Tech Sept. 7th – Guardianship: Can you handle it . ...... page.3

Training for the Texas Culture Change Coalition. She helped pass legislation securing dignity and autonomy for elders (SB 1999). She is inspired by those who think differently and believes that creative collaboration is key to positive change in long-term care. A screening of the documentary “Alive Inside” will be shown. “Alive Inside” is a cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. The documentary follows numerous visionaries in healthcare includ-

ing social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as it demonstrates music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. The conference is open to all caregivers, anyone facing the challenges of dementia, and those who want to learn methods for dealing with the stress that comes with caregiving. Memory screenings will be provided by Raider Ranch. Vendors will

showcase various services available in the Lubbock area. RSVPs are to be sent to Linda Rautis at 806-687-0940 or 806-7628721. The conference is a program of the South Plains Association of Governments Area Agency on Aging.

Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run set for Aug. 5

Every day across the country, lives set for two days, Aug. 3, noon to 8 are saved and families are restored p.m. and Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the miracle at the Arbor Inn Hoof donation and transtel and Conference plantation. Center, 6401 62nd Even so, hundreds St. of thousands of men, Whether you women and children walk, run, volunteer wait for their second or simply cheer on chance at life. the crowd, join the The 2nd Chance Run event. is set for 8 a.m., Aug. The run is a way 5 in Mackenzie Park, to honor those who 301 Interstate 27. gave, pay tribute to The 5K begins at 8 those who received, a.m., and the 1-mile offer hope to those begins at 8:15 a.m. who continue to Packet pickup is wait, and remember

the lives lost while waiting for the Gift of Life. Donate Life Texas and LifeGift are the event hosts. Details are online at Some facts about why people participate: * 120,000 people are waiting for an organ * 52% of Americans are organ donors * Another person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes *22 people die each day waiting for an organ * One organ, eye and tissue donor can save and heal more than 75 lives.

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‘A Wheeler Brothers Retrospective: The Lubbock Years’ A Wheeler Brothers Retrospective: The Lubbock Years will open Aug. 4 in the Fine Arts Gallery of the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. and will be on display until Sept. 22. This exhibition showcases the work of artist-brothers Jeff and Bryan Wheeler, who were a driving force in the

Lubbock art scene over the last two decades. Curated from work completed over this time, “The Lubbock Years” features individual and collaborative paintings, drawings, collages, ceramics, sculpture, photographs, and prints that, as art critic Rainey Knudson wrote, “deliberately climbs

into the crusty skin of every hackneyed Texas stereotype and turns it inside out, into something wild, exuberant, fresh and new.” The opening of will be accompanied by the show, during the August First Friday Art Trail, live music in the Meadows Courtyard, throughout the evening. Los SOB’s, featuring Bryan Wheeler, will perform from 6-7:30 p.m. and Texas music icon Butch Hancock will perform from 7:30-9 p.m. On Aug. 6 at 2 p.m., the Fine Arts Gallery at the Buddy Holly Center will be open

Logo artwork by Jeff Wheeler

for a special Gallery Talk, hosted by brothers, Bryan and Jeff Wheeler. Guests will have the opportunity to visit with the artists about their years of art collaboration in Lubbock and hear about their plans for the future. Following the gallery talk, the Buddy Holly Center will host a reception for the artists and visitors.

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Can You Handle the Baby Boomers III? The Lubbock County Office of Dispute Resolution will host a seminar about guardianship from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. The seminar is open to the public including interested seniors, family and friends, veterans, and other nonprofessional guardians. This seminar is an excellent opportunity for guardians and potential guardians to learn more about manag-

Back-To-School Summer Fun Fest

ing another person’s affairs. This event is also a chance for seniors and others to learn more about what having a guardian means for them. The seminar will include: ■ What you should know as a guardian and how to be effective in guardianship. ■ The Office of Court Administration’s expanding role regarding guardianship. ■ Guardianship legislative updates and relevant court cases. ■ Alternatives to guardianships. ■ Advocates for special

Community Health Center of Lubbock will be celebrating National Community Health Center Week by hosting a Summer Fun Fest. Free backpacks (children of school age must be present) and free immunizations (with parent and shot record) will be offered. Join the Fun Fest for free food, fun and games from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 12 at the Arnett Benson Medical and Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd.

Develop your mind, body and spirit at our 3rd annual Yoga in the Plaza. Adults and teens can enjoy a free yoga class on Saturdays through Aug. 26, at 9 a.m. in the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, 1824 Crickets Ave. This hour-long class will synchronize movement with breath and awaken strength, energy and flexibility through these openlevel classes out under the

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interest groups. There will be presentations from members of the state judiciary, Texas Office of Court Administration, as well as other guardianship professionals. Cost of attendance is $75. Scholarship and discounted fees may be available for veterans and seniors over 60. Continuing education credits are not available for those receiving a scholarship or discount. For more information, contact the Office of Dispute Resolution at 806-775-1720 or

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West Texas sky. Each week, a different instructor, yoga studio, and style will be featured. Participants should bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket, sunscreen and water to stay hydrated. This event is hosted by Lubbock Parks & Recreation, Buddy Holly Center, and Lubbock Yoga Alliance. For more information, call 775-2685. Aug. 5 - Rachelle Atkinson, Yoga Shala, Hatha Yoga Aug. 12 - Jenn Teel Borland, Yoga Shala, Vinyasa Flow Aug. 19 - Lauren Finck, Wheelhouse Studios, Power Vinyasa Aug.26 - Kayli Cross, Independent Instructor, Baptiste Power Yoga

Help for Parkinson’s? Dr. Michael J. Dunn, O.D. is assisting in research of a new homeopathic formula that has clinically helped Parkinson’s patients. Five participants are needed for a free study.

Call 806-745-2222 for information.

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Caboose Watercolor Society reception Aug. 4 In a Detroit church one Sunday morning, a preacher said, “Anyone with special needs who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front by the altar.” With that, Leroy got in line, and when it was his turn, the Preacher asked, “Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?” Leroy replied, “Preacher, I need you to pray for help with my hearing.”

The preacher put one finger of one hand on Leroy’s ear, placed his other hand on top of Leroy’s head, and then prayed and prayed and prayed. He prayed a “blue streak” for Leroy, and the whole congregation joined in with great enthusiasm. After a few minutes, the preacher removed his hands, stood back and asked, “Leroy, how is your hearing now?” Leroy answered, “I don’t know. It’s not ‘til Thursday.”

The Lubbock Municipal Garden & Arts Center will host a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 for the opening of Caboose Watercolor Society. The exhibit is free and open to the public. In 1997, watercolor artist Kay Smith and Linda Rupard founded the Caboose Watercolor Society out of their boxcar and yellow caboose studios in Big Spring’s historic downtown. Carole Berry joined the

society in setting goals to promote professional watercolor as a business and to work at enhancing skills and abilities in handling the medium. October marks a 20-year milestone for the watercolorists. The Caboose Watercolor Society consists of seven members: Kay Smith, Linda Rupard, Carole Berry, Sue Bagwell, Leada Wood, Estelle Howard, and Susie Powell. They have several local or

Downtown Bible Class Every Sunday

14th & Avenue O in downtown Lubbock

John Ballard, Teacher

This quarter we’ll be studying the book of Psalms.

Ann Apple, Organist

The Downtown Bible Class cordially invites you to attend Bible classes each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the west end of the Legacy Event Center at 14th St. and Avenue O. The music begins at 9:30. We sing the old hymns that everyone knows so well. Our teacher, Reverend John Ballard, teaches the lesson from 9:45 until 10:15. Come at 9 a.m. for coffee, donuts and Christian fellowship. Ann Apple will be playing beautiful hymns on the great organ in the sanctuary. It is a very relaxed atmosphere, and we know you will enjoy it.

Coffee & Fellowship at 9 a.m. Hymns & Bible Lesson 9:30 to 10:15

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traveling exhibits annually to promote exciting and splashy watercolors. Visit their blog at to preview their work and get to know more. The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center strives to offer an array of fun and comprehensive classes and events for all ages, from basic classes in painting, drawing and photography, to specialized classes such as faux finishing. The center is located at 4215 University Ave. For more information on classes or reservations, call the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center at 806767-3724, email pgriffith@, or visit www. The problem with this world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid are full of confidence. Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be. It used to be rock around the clock, now its limp around the block. Three C’s in life: Choices, Chances, and Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change. My mind works like lightning, one brilliant flash, and it is gone.

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Covenant Medical Center President earns national recognition Leading health care in- him to serve CMC as vice dustry publication Becker’s president and then chief opHealthcare has named the erating officer, before attainCovenant Medical Center ing the president post. president, Walt Cathey, to its “Walt is a dedicated and 2017 Rising Stars list of 60 visionary leader, and an healthcare leaders under 40. integral part of our execuCathey began his career tive team. I am delighted, with Covenant but not surprised, Medical Center that he has received (CMC) – then recognition on this Methodist Hosscale,” said Richard pital – in 1997 as Parks, regional CEO an occupational of Covenant Health. therapist aide. “Among many After finishing other accomplishhis bachelor’s dements, Walt has gree in occupaplayed a key role in tional therapy at expanding Covenant Walt Cathey Texas Tech UniMedical Center’s versity Health Sciences Cen- services as part of our $450 ter, he became an occupa- million Keeping the Covtional therapist, subsequently enant projects.” earning master’s degrees in Cathey oversees more occupational therapy and in than 2,500 employees and business administration, also works extensively with through Texas Tech. CMC’s 650 medical staff to His path through admin- develop performance imistration and leadership led provement initiatives as well

as strategies to improve quality of care within the system. He also serves as leadership development vice chair of the Texas Hospital Association. “I’m honored to be recognized by a publication of this stature,” Cathey said. “This acknowledgment shines light on our entire organization. It’s a privilege to serve our faith-based ministry each and every day.” Becker’s accepted nominations for the 2017 Rising Stars list and selected leaders through an editorial review process. Individuals on the list have achieved executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the country, founded health IT companies, and reached prominence within their organizations. Many members on the list lead professional organiza-

Funding helps keep area recipients & their pets together Lubbock Meals on Wheels received a $1,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its client pet-support program. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and care for area clients with pets – all of which can be financially and physically burdensome. In total, Meals on Wheels America has granted $300,000 to 193 local Meals

on Wheels programs through the Meals on Wheels Loves Pets initiative this year. Funding is made possible in part through a donation from Banfield Charitable Trust. To date, the grant program has distributed more than $2.4 million in funding and pet food donations. “While the benefits of companionship are clear, taking care of a pet can be

financially and physically challenging for seniors,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “Meals on Wheels Loves Pets helps local Meals on Wheels providers alleviate this hardship and at the same time reduce the negative effects of isolation.” Lubbock Meals on Wheels currently serves more than 240 pets.

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Free fitness classes at center

Join the ladies of the Outreach Department of Community Health Center of Lubbock for free fitness classes. Low impact and high intensity workouts available to accommodate everyone on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Walking Away the Pounds at 9 a.m.; Tai Chi at 10 a.m.; Zumba at 10:30 a.m. Contact the Outreach Department at 806-765-2611 for more information.

Residential, Hospital & Rehabilitation HomeCare for people of all ages Individualized Plan of Care Assistance with activities of daily living 24-hour on-call availability and support Transportation to and from appointments Meal Planning & Preparation Light Housekeeping Veteran’s Aid & Attendance


Quality, Compassion & Care

Diabetes classes meet 8 weeks Community Health Center of Lubbock hosts free Diabetes Self-Management and Nutrition classes. Each course is provided in a group setting and meets once weekly for 8 weeks. Participants are presented with information and instruction for diabetes selfmanagement. These classes are free and open to the public. Contact Jo D Scarborough at 806-765-2611 ext. 1302 for upcoming classes

Ombudsman program needs advocate volunteers

Ombudsman is a funnysounding word. But longterm care ombudsmen have a serious and important job to do. Ombudsmen advocate for the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen are independent — they don’t work for facilities, they work for residents. They work with residents from all walks of life, with varying interests and wishes. Some residents want to switch doctors or make decisions about their end-of-life care. Some want to find a way to return home, or move to a different nursing home. Some residents want to have a say in what they eat, what they wear, or who they spend time with.

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Residents have the right to make these kinds of decisions. A long-term care ombudsman visits with residents and listens to their concerns. The job is to work alongside residents to resolve those concerns. Ombudsmen might meet with facility staff, doctors or family members. Ombudsmen help resolve problems based on what the resident wants, even if that is different from what facility staff or a family member might want. For ombudsmen, resident rights come first. For example, Berniece, a nursing home resident, needed help getting meals that would be appetizing and meet her dietary needs, and was unable to solve it on her own. Her ombudsman, Lucinda, was there to listen and help resolve the problem. Through meetings with the facility’s dietician, Lucinda helped Berniece voice her concerns and work with staff to create meal plans that worked for her. “It has really made a big difference in my life,” Berniece said. It’s not an ombudsman’s job to decide what’s best for the resident, or tell them what they should do. Ombudsmen try to empower residents to advocate for

themselves whenever possible. And when they need it, ombudsmen can be their voice. As Brittany, one of the ombudsmen, puts it, “Being an ombudsman means you stand beside someone. Sometimes people think they are alone, but this program ensures that residents are not alone.” Volunteer ombudsmen must be at least 18 years old, have available transportation and complete a free 36-hour certification course that includes classroom, self-study and in-facility training. For more information contact Lucinda Mata, 806687-0940, The Texas Long-term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for quality of life and care for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Federal and state authority mandates ombudsmen to identify, investigate and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents and to provide services to help in protecting health, safety, welfare and rights. Information and assistance in choosing the most appropriate living residence is also a valuable service. Across Texas, through all area agencies on aging, certified ombudsmen serve residents, their families, and friends.

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Seeds of Hope Glorious things

The Psalmist wrote: “Glorious things are said of you!” John Newton once was a slave trader. After becoming a Christian, he became a powerful preacher, a leader in the fight against slavery and a famous hymn writer. One of his hymns contains the glorious things. “He whose Word cannot be broken” reminds us of the faithfulness of God - a centerpiece of the Psalms. In psalm after psalm we hear the echo of God’s faithfulness giving strength, hope and encouragement to the children of Israel. Though they often abandoned God and at times paid a dear price for forsaking him, he was there each time they called on him and immediately answered their cry. “Well supply thy sons and daughters, and all fear of want remove.” There never was a time in their history that God did not feed them, go before them or watch over them. When they looked to him for forgiveness, and repented of their sinful ways, his mercy met them at their point of need, and his blessings followed. He was with them to meet their needs, remove their

fear, and grant them the desires of their heart. “Grace which, like the Lord, the giver, never fails from age to age.” If there ever was a time in the history of our nation that we needed to be reminded that God’s grace would “never fail” it is now. Everywhere we look, we see a need for his love, mercy, grace, salvation and our nation’s restoration. It is not his glory that has vanished - it is our unwillingness to share his grace with others.

Just ‘why?’

One of the most irritating, aggravating, frustrating - and yet stimulating - questions is - “Why?” It angers parents and annoys teachers. It disturbs moments of quiet reflection when we think we have the answers to “everything” then we realize we don’t. It bothers us deeply when we are asked “why” did you do this or “why” did you do that. It seems to be planted deep within the brains of children to make us defensive or angry or even feel stupid. But “Why” is an important question. It can force us to look at

GUIDO EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION what we have done or what we are about to do. It can, in all reality, keep us from doing wrong or encourage us to do what is right. David addresses the “why” question quite frequently. In Psalm 86, however, he makes an observation and then answers it with “why.” He wrote, “I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.” Then he adds the why for us: “For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.” “Praise” and “glorify” are a most important part of our worship. When we look at these two verses together, we find an important reason to remind us why we worship God: it is because of His love and mercy. We may not know what he is referring to when he said “God delivered me from the depths of the grave.” And perhaps that’s good. ‘What’s’ don’t matter - God does! There are many days when we feel we are about to be “buried alive.” Then, God delivers us. It’s time to worship.

Married for 50 years

After being married for 50 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, “Fifty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa bed, and watched a 10-inch black-and-white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl. Now, I have a $750,000 home, a $45,000 car, a nice big bed, and a large screen TV, but I’m sleeping with a 73-year-old woman. It seems to me that you’re not holding up your side of things.” My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 23-year-old girl, and she would make sure I would once again be living in a cheap house, driving a junk car, sleeping on a sofa bed, and watching a 10-inch black-and-white TV.

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For all Texans, used-to-be Texans, adopted Texans, or wanna-be Texans Just Texas: Pep, 79353 Smiley, 78159 Paradise, 76073 Rainbow, 76077 Sweet Home, 77987 Comfort, 78013 Friendship, 76530

Love the sun: Sun City, 78628 Sunrise, 76661 Sunset, 76270 Sundown, 79372 Sunray, 79086 Sunny Side, 77423 Want to eat? Bacon, 76301

Noodle, 79536 Oatmeal, 78605 Turkey, 79261 Trout, 75789 Sugar Land, 77479 Salty, 76567 Rice, 75155 Pearland, 77581 Orange, 77630

And top it off with: Sweetwater, 79556

Why travel to other states? Texas has them all: Detroit, 75436 Cleveland, 75436 Colorado City, 79512 Denver City, 79323 Klondike, 75448 Pittsburg, 75686 Newark, 76071 Nevada, 75173 Memphis, 79245 Miami, 79059 Boston, 75570 New Boston, 75570 Santa Fe, 77517 Tennessee Colony, 75861 Reno, 75462 Pasadena, 77506 Columbus, 78934 Feel like traveling outside the country? Athens, 75751 Canadian, 79014 China, 77613 Dublin, 76446 Egypt, 77436 Ireland, 76538 Italy, 76538 Turkey, 79261 London, 76854 New London, 75682 Paris, 75460 Palestine, 75801 No need to travel to Washington D.C. Whitehouse, 75791 Even a city named after our planet: Earth, 79031

A city named after our state: Texas City, 77590 Exhausted? Energy, 76452 Cold? Blanket, 76432 Winters, 79567

Like to read about history? Santa Anna, 76878 Goliad, 77963 Alamo, 78516 Gun Barrel City, 75156 Robert Lee, 76945 Need office supplies? Staples, 78670 Feeling a little shy? Humble, 77338 Want to go into outer space? Venus, 76084 Mars, 79062 You guessed it. It’s on the state line. Texline, 79087 For the kids: Kermit, 79745 Elmo, 75118 Nemo, 76070 Tarzan, 79783 Winnie, 77665 Sylvester, 79560 Other city names in Texas to make you smile Frognot, 75424 Bigfoot, 78005 Hogeye, 75423 Cactus, 79013 Nontrees, 79759

Best, 76932 Veribest, 76886 Kickapoo, 75763 Dime Box, 77853 Old Dime Box, 77853 Telephone, 75488 Telegraph, 76883 Whiteface, 79379 Twitty, Texas 79079

And our favorites Cut and Shoot, 77303 Gun Barrel City, 75147 Ding Dong, West, Texas (it’s in Central Texas) Muleshoe, 79347

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Some information about cerveza, biere, cervisiam: The first commercial beer brewery in the “New World” was established in what is now Manhattan. The year was 1612. In 2016, there were 2,822 functioning beer breweries in the United States. Coors in Golden Colorado has the largest single-site brewing operation in the world. Those magnificent rock formations featured in nine John Ford movies are located in Monument Valley, Utah. John Wayne was the star in several of Ford’s films. Monument Valley is largely regulated and administered by the Navajo Nation as a tribal region.

Francis E. Warren of Massachusetts received the Medal of Honor for his actions in May 1863 during the American Civil War. He was only 19 when the award was bestowed. Francis’ medal is on display in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Warren’s achievement was amazing. However, Willie Johnston of New York/ Vermont was the youngest Medal of Honor recipient. Willie’s gallantry (in July of 1862, while he was an 11-year-old drummer boy) earned him the highest military decoration. The medal was presented on Sept. 16, 1863 to the adolescent, shortly after he turned 13. Subsequent to his final

surrender to the U.S. Army in 1886, Geronimo became came a national celebrity. After being imprisoned for a while, the Native American was increasingly allowed more freedom to appear at special events. The famous Chiricahua Apache was a medicine man and a warrior. He adapted well to capitalism. He sold autographed photos of himself. It was said that he would autograph anything for 25 cents. Geronimo rode in Theodore Roosevelt’s 1905 presidential inaugural parade. The man liked whiskey and spent a lot of his money on liquor. He died of exposure and inebriation after spending a frigid night out-

doors near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Feb. 16-17, 1909 -- 4 months shy of his 80th birthday. Scientists claim that the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are the results of gases from Earth colliding with charged particles from the sun’s atmosphere. The colors seen are determined by the varied gaseous mixtures from Earth. These spectacular marvels can simply glow, or they can pulsate – often leaving human observers with mouths agape and in total awe. This news will not cause all readers to alter their diets: Bodies of many insects are loaded with easily digestible proteins and other nutrients. Typically, a human can

efficiently digest about 50% of devoured chicken flesh, but over 80% of properly prepared insect carcasses. Perhaps creepy-crawly consumption does not seem yum-yummy, but it is a wholesome dietary option. Well, if you have never witnessed a performance by the Northern Lights – you might consider the event as an item for your bucket list. Have a great week. I read that 4,153,237 people got married last year. Not to cause any trouble, but shouldn’t that be an even number? Money talks, but all mine ever says is good-bye.

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‘Ode to Billie Joe’ & Bobbie Gentry, August 1967 In the summer of 1967, folks were asking, “What really happened to Billie Joe McAllister? What exactly did he throw off the Tallahatchie Bridge? And what about that girl up on Choctaw Ridge?” It was all part of the fun of trying to analyze Bobbie Gentry’s chart-topper “Ode to Billie Joe.” Years later, Bobbie explained in “The Billboard Book of Number One Hits” that many listeners missed the point of her song. “Everybody seems more concerned with what was

thrown off the bridge than they are with the thoughtlessness of people expressed in the song,” she groused. “The real ‘message’ of the song, if there must be a message, revolves around the nonchalant way the family talks about the suicide.” Gentry was born Roberta Lee Streeter in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, in 1942. When her parents divorced, Bobbie moved in with her grandparents. She taught herself to play the piano and write some catchy little tunes. In the mid-1950s, her

mother relocated to Palm Springs, California, and Bobbie followed. During high school, she also mastered the guitar, bass, banjo and vibes. After graduation in 1960, she moved to Los Angeles and took philosophy classes at UCLA before switching to the prestigious Los Angeles Conservatory of Music to study guitar and composition. Now calling herself Bobbie Gentry—from the 1952 movie Ruby Gentry—she made a demo (demonstration) record of an original


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song—“Mississippi Delta.” When she shopped it around, Capitol Records executives were instantly taken with both Gentry’s obvious talent and stunning good looks. Capitol people chose to promote the bluesy “Mississippi Delta” as her first single; they were lukewarm about the “B” side, a haunting Gothic southern ballad she called “Ode to Billie Joe.” Bobbie had cut “Ode” in less than an hour, accompanying herself on a fingerpicked acoustic guitar. Violins, a cello and a bass were added later. “Ode” was eventually edited from seven minutes and 11 verses to a more radiofriendly (read: shorter and simpler) tune. Capitol promoted “Mississippi Delta,” but DJs soon preferred spinning “Ode to Billie Joe.” Once it hit Billboard’s singles charts, “Ode” took just three weeks to reach Number One and pave the way for three Grammy awards that followed the next year. But nothing that Capitol released after that came close

to Bobbie Gentry’s debut smash. She moved to Las Vegas early in the 1970s and headlined the Strip with a revue that she created, produced and starred in. Still, she could never escape the shadow of her lone megahit which eventually was relegated to the playlists of “oldies” stations. Eventually she packed up and left Sin City behind. In 1999, “Ode to Billie Joe” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Oddly, when the Grammy people tried to send Bobbie her award, nobody could find a phone number or an address for her. The award was set on a shelf where, one assumes, it still rests today. Forget Billie Joe McAllister. Now people should ask,” What really happened to Bobbie Gentry?” The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was becausenobodywasmarried. Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and, of course, Opie were all single. The only married person was Otis, and he stayed drunk.

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Christian musical concert set for Aug. 19 The Celebration Chris- 19 at the Celebration Christian Center will host Terry tian Center, 8001 Upland McAlmon in a Christian mu- Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Grace and anointing are sical concert at 7 p.m. Aug. the two things that mark Terry MacAlmon’s life and ministry. Raised in a Christian home, MacAlmon was a child prodigy, playing the piano with amazing ability. Throughout his early years and adolescence, he had repeated visitations from the Holy Spirit as he would play for church services. “God would often come upon me so powerfully I Terry MacAlmon

would begin to tremble, barely able to keep my fingers on the keys during an offertory on Sunday morning,” MacAlmon said. Through the early adult years of his life, MacAlmon ministered as a staff pastor in different churches of the Assemblies of God, then moved more into independent charismatic churches in the 1980s and 1990s. It was during that time that MacAlmon sat quietly in a prayer room on a Sunday evening, waited on God, then began to write the now fa-

mous chorus, “I Sing Praises to Your Name.” Following that came songs such as “Holy Are You Lord,” “Even So,” “How We Need the River,” and many more favorites still being sung around the world today. The main event of MacAlmon’s ministry career and international platform came after a long wilderness season, and in 1998, McAlmon began what soon became known as Lunch with the Lord, a noon worship hour on Wednesdays in

Colorado Springs. MacAlmon has authored 18 CDs. “I had no idea what the Lord was going to do with these recordings,” MacAlmon said. “I have been the most amazed of anyone to watch over 2 million units be distributed around the world.” MacAlmon’s ministry and New Glory International is headquartered in Dallas. For more information call the Celebration Christian Center at 806-787-7464 or 777-2198.

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New LISD director of counseling & college/career

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Charlotte Sessom is the new director of counseling and college/career readiness for Lubbock Independent School District. Sessom has been in education since 1986 and with Lubbock ISD since 1998. She currently serves as the coordinator for the Byron Martin Advanced

Technology Center and was previously a counselor at Monterey High School from 1998-2012. She earned degrees at Texas A&M University, where she completed a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in educational psychology. She is replacing Tammy Edmonson, who is retiring.

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a presence of gallstones, which are small, hard particles that develop in the bile. They usually occur when the gallbladder doesn’t empty completely or frequently enough. Gallstones are most commonly a result of being overweight or obese, eating a high fat or high cholesterol diet, having diabetes, having a family history of the condition, or taking medications that contain estrogen. They are most common in women 60 years of age or older. Many gallbladder conditions, including cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis, acalculous gallbladder disease, sclerosing cholangitis, and gangrene of the gallbladder present with pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, loose stools, and gas, and can be a result of certain infections, injuries, diabetes, surgery, or diseases related to blood circulation. How do I know I have a gallbladder disease? Gallbladder diseases are best diagnosed by a gastroenterologist, as they are

specialists in the digestive system. Dr. Islam has training to diagnose conditions of the gallbladder through simple physical exams, chest and abdominal x-rays, ultrasounds, and blood Sameer Islam, M.D. tests. Treatment of the disease will depend on your individual case and health background, and can range from antibiotics to potentially surgically removing the gallbladder. Although a healthy diet won’t cure gallbladder issues, a high fiber diet rich in healthy fats can help prevent gallstones. If you start to feel the common symptoms of gallbladder disease, make an appointment with your doctor, and schedule an exam. Sameer Islam, MD is a boardcertified gastroenterologist and hepatologist practicing at Southwest Gastroenterology in Lubbock,

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Four Sixes veterinarian named Golden Spur Winner Dr. Glenn Blodgett, resident veterinarian and manager of the Four Sixes Ranch horse division, has been named the 2017 National Golden Spur Award winner, the most prestigious honor given by the ranching and livestock industries in recognition of accomplishments by an individual. In his 35 years at the largest individually owned ranch property in Texas, Blodgett has been an industry leader in equine embryo transfer and artificial insemination, and the ranch has become the all-time leading breeder of both racing and performance American Quarter Horses. Blodgett will be honored by industry leaders at a dinner hosted by the National Ranching Heritage Center on Oct. 14 at the McKenzieMerket Alumni Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 14. Individual tickets are $100 ($75 for RHA members), and a table for eight is $1,250. Tickets A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting! Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, “Pull over!” “No!” the blonde yelled back. “It’s a scarf!”

must be purchased in advance by contacting Vicki Quinn-Williams at vicki. or calling 806-834-0469. “Honorees for the past 39 years have represented virtually every aspect of the agribusiness industry and all of the major U.S. livestock and ranching areas,” said NRHC Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell. “This award recognizes that a single individual has earned notable respect and admiration from peers within the industry.” Established in 1978, the award is a joint recognition given by six of the leading state and national organizations in the ranching and livestock industry: American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), National Cattle-

men’s Foundation, Ranching Heritage Association (RHA), Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Texas Farm Bureau, and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. “When you talk about Dr. Blodgett, you have to talk about credibility,” said AQHA Past President Johnny Trotter. “The horse business is more of a reputation-based business than it is just a horse-trading business. He has a reputation, and it’s not all about making a quick dollar on a horse. First and foremost, he’s a fine person with all the integrity and credibility that goes with it. Second of all, he is a good businessman, good horseman, and a tremendously successful veterinarian.” A native of Spearman,

Texas, Blodgett received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University and his degree in veterinary medicine from the Texas A&M University of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He has since been recognized as an outstanding alumnus of both universities. After receiving his veterinarian degree, Blodgett joined Spur Veterinary Hospital, a mixed veterinary practice in Spur, Texas. Then he became self-employed at Hansford County Veterinary Hospital in Spearman servicing primarily large-animal clientele. He joined Burnett Ranches, LLC (Four Sixes Ranch) near Guthrie, Texas, in 1982 and subsequently earned the

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A fun fact for each state of the Union

Alabama - Was the first place to have 9-1-1, started in 1968. Alaska - One out of every 64 people has a pilot’s license. Arizona - Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn’t follow Daylight Savings Time. Arkansas - Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S. California - Its economy is so large that if it were a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world. Colorado - In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the Olympics. Connecticut - The Frisbee was invented here at Yale University Delaware - Has more scientists and engineers than any other state. Florida - At 874.3 square miles, Jacksonville is the U.S. ‘s largest city. Georgia - It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola. Hawaii - Hawaiians live, on average, five years longer than residents in any other state. Idaho - TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922. Illinois - Has a Governor in jail. one pending jail & the most corrupt state in the union!

Indiana - Home to Santa Claus, Indiana , which get a half million letters to Santa every year. Iowa - Winnebago get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it is the only state that begins with two vowels. Kansas - Liberal, Kansas, has an exact replica of the house in The Wizard of Oz. Kentucky - Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath Fort Knox . Louisiana - Has parishes instead of counties because they were originally Spanish church units. Maine - It’s so big, it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined. Maryland - The Ouija board was created in Baltimore in 1892. Massachusetts - The Fig Newton is named for Newton , Massachusetts . Michigan - Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world. Minnesota - Bloomington’s Mall of America is so big, if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you’d be there nearly four days. Mississippi - President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here ... that’s how the teddy bear got its name.

Missouri - Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone. Montana - A sapphire from Montana is in the Crown Jewels of England . Nebraska - More triplets are born here than in any other state. New Hampshire Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper. New Jersey - Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world. New Mexico - Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire here. New York - Is home to the nation’s oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk. Nor th Carolina Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut. North Dakota - Rigby , North Dakota , is the exact geographic center of North America . Ohio - The hot dog was invented here in 1900. O k l a h o m a - The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells. Oregon - Has the most ghost towns in the country. Pennsylvania - The smiley, : ) was first used in 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University . Rhode Island - The nation’s oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened here in 1673.

South Carolina - Sumter County is home to the world’s largest gingko farm. South Dakota - Is the only state that’s never had an earthquake. Tennessee - Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in the world. Texas - Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. The hamburger was invented in Arlington , Texas in 1906. Utah - The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened here in 1952. Vermont - Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald’s.

Virginia - Home of the world’s largest office building - The Pentagon. Washington - Seattle has twice as many college graduates as any other state. Washington, D.C . Was the first planned capital in the world. West Virginia - Had the world’s first brick paved street, Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870. Wisconsin - The ice cream sundae was invented here in 1881 to get around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream from being sold on Sundays. Wyoming - Was the first state to allow women to vote.

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Page 16 • August 2017 • Golden Gazette A Wheeler Brothers Retrospective: The Lubbock Years opens Aug. 4 in the Fine Arts Gallery of the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. and on display until Sept. 22. Showcases work of artist-brothers Jeff and Bryan Wheeler, who were driving forces in the Lubbock art scene over last two decades. Aug. 1 - Mountain Climbing Day Mae Simmons - Grand Reopening Celebration, 5:30 pm, Free, All ages, Ribbon cutting, informational booths, carnival games, indoor family movie, refreshments and hot dogs. Mae Simmons Community and Adult Activity Center. Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society – 7 p.m. Forest Heights UMC, 3007 33rd St. Aug. 2 - Ice Cream Sandwich Day National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Furr’s Family Dining, 6001 Slide Rd, 11:30 a.m., 799-6796 or 795-9158.

Aug. 3 - Watermelon Day Summer Showcase Concert – Patricia Vonne, Latin Roots Rock, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard of the Buddy Holly Center. Aug. 4 - U.S. Coast Guard Day Aug. 5 - Underwear Day Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run - 8 a.m. in Mackenzie Park, 301 Interstate 27. 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the 1-mile begins at 8:15 a.m. Packet pickup is set for two days, Aug. 3, noon to 8 p.m. and Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Arbor Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 6401 62nd St. 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. Yoga in the Plaza - free yoga classes, with Rachelle Atkinson, Yoga Shala, Hatha Yoga,

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online at or register on site the day of the event., Buddy Holly Recreation Area, Off North University on Cesar Chavez Dr. For more information call 792-1212. Last Day Pools Open - City pools are open Tuesday-Sunday from 1-6 p.m., $2/child, $2.50/adult, Children under 2 are free. Clapp Pool, 46th & Ave U; Maxey Pool, 4007 30th; Montelongo Pool, 3200 Bates; Mae Simmons Pool, E. 24th & MLK Blvd. Yoga in the Plaza - free yoga classes, with Jenn Teel Borland, Yoga Shala, Vinyasa Flow, at 9 a.m. in the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, 1824 Crickets Ave. Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket, sunscreen, and water to stay hydrated. 775-2685. Country Western Dance – 7 p.m. Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Center, 2305 120th St. Smoke- & alcoholfree. $5 admission for members, $7 for non members. Brisket & pulled pork sandwiches w/ chips $5 per plate. 765-8736 or 747-4344 for more info. www. The Roundtable Luncheon from 11:15 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Hillcrest Country Club main dining room 4011 North Boston Ave. Beth Roesler, founder of “Heart of Lubbock Community Garden” - Successes & Failures of Gardening in West Texas$15 per person, limited menu includes dessert and beverage. North on University, turn left (or west) on Newcomb Street, to the Clubhouse front entrance.

Aug. 13 - Left Hander’s Day K-9 SplashFest - 1-5 p.m., $2 Child, $2.50 Adult, Enjoy contests, prizes, and fun. There’s no better way to celebrate our dogs than to give them their own Play Date, Montelongo Pool, 3200 Bates. Aug. 14 - V-J 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 the second 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. Aug. 15 - Relaxation Day Aug. 16 - Tell a Joke Day Aug. 17 - Thrift shop Day Summer Showcase Concert – En Power & Light, Blues, Soul, Folk and Americana, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard of the Buddy Holly Center. Aug. 18 - Bad Poetry Day Aug. 19 - Honey Bee Awareness Day Christian musical concert Celebration Christian Center will host Terry McAlmon at 7 p.m. at the Celebration Christian Center, 8001 Upland Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Community Neighborhood Cleanup Day - 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Free. All ages. Help beautify the community. Residents can get rid of large unwanted items such as furniture, appliances, brush, box spring, etc., by bringing them to roll off dumpsters that will be located in the parking lot, Hodges Community Center, 4011 University. Thanks (See Enriching Lives, Page 19)

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Met a great ‘Guy’ on 50th Street & there’s one on University, too! The guy is “One Guy from Italy” restaurant located at 4320 50th St. This family business is so authentic they even make their own mozzarella cheese. Now that’s the real deal. This location has been recently sold, however,

all recipes are the same and never to be changed. Sal, the original owner, still owns the other restaurant at 1101 University Ave. At the 50th St. location, our extended family (in-laws and out-laws) had a recent celebration there with more than 20 people in attendance. While there’s no way to know what everyone ordered, I can tell you my selection, my daughter’s, and her friend who both were seated at my table. First, everyone was treated with several large trays of their famous sausage pizza. That disappeared in no time at all. We were given menus so everyone could place his own order.

Daughter ordered Mussels Marinara over pasta and also a side salad. Friend ordered the One Guy Sicilian marinated chicken salad with tomatoes, onions, olives, hard boiled eggs, of course the mozzarella and topped off with balsamic dressing. I selected an order of Mozzarella Sticks, my all-time favorite, their homemade Minestrone soup and a side salad with that delicious balsamic dressing. The “Sticks” were offered under the appetizer list, but with such a large portion and my soup and salad, it was definitely a complete meal. The “Sticks” were fried to a golden brown crunchy outside texture while the inside was still hot with that wonderful gooey cheese. Yummy! The soup, which I’ve had many times, is full of vegetables in a tomato base broth. The salad had a variety of crisp greens and an added tomato with croutons for crunch. Everything was totally delicious, and I even had enough for the next day. On the extensive menu, there are 9 selections of appetizers, 6 salads, 2 soups, and 6 soft tortilla wraps, all

named after celebrities - even other surprises under the able – french fries, meatballs Gourmet list. and sausage. Extra fries will a “Sinatra” is listed. Beverages include sodas, always keep the kids happy. They also offer 10 hot The desserts have 6 sesubs, 4 cold subs, 6 each teas, coffee, wine and beer. chicken and seafood dinners, The kiddie menu offers 4 lections, 2 of which are plus 17 different varieties of dinners which include a definitely authentic Italian drink. Three sides are avail- (See Met a great ‘Guy,’ Page 21) pasta. Pizza you ask? There are also 17 from which Cannoli Filling to choose, 1 pint (any fat content) ricotta cheese and all but 1 large Fuji apple, grated and squeezed dry the combo 1 tsp. almond extract Sicilian are 1 tsp. vanilla available in 2 1 T. cocoa powder sizes. Under the Gourmet 1 tsp. cinnamon category, an ¼ c. powdered sugar or more to taste Eggplant ParMix all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate for migiana, yes, several hours to bring out the flavor. Enjoy. Don’t forget to pizza is ofdrink that fresh apple juice you’ll have from that grated apple. fered! There

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to Keep Lubbock Beautiful and Solid Waste for their help in making this event possible, Yoga in the Plaza - free yoga classes, with Lauren Finck, Wheelhouse Studios, Power Vinyasa, at 9 a.m. in the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, 1824 Crickets Ave. Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket, sunscreen, and water to stay hydrated. 775-2685. Wolfforth Once-a-month Craft Fair - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wolfforth Library Meeting Room, 508 E. Hwy 62/82 in Wolfforth; Free admission; Handmade items / baked goods / direct sales. Aug. 20 - National Radio Day Aug. 21 - Senior Citizen’s Day Aug. 22 - Be an Angel Day Aug. 23 - Ride the Wind Day Aug. 24 - Vesuvius Day Effective Communication Strategies presented by the

West Texas Chapter on Alzheimer’s. 11 – 12:30, The Isle at Raider Ranch, 6806 43rd, RSVP by calling 806-368-6565 by Aug 18. Complimentary lunch served. Summer Showcase Concert – Sugarwitch, Rockabilly/Surf Rock/Desertbilly, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard of the Buddy Holly Center. Aug. 25 - Kiss & Make Up Day Aug. 26 - Women’s Equality Country Western Dance – 7 p.m. Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Center, 2305 120th St. Smoke- & alcoholfree. $5 admission for members, $7 for non members. Brisket & pulled pork sandwiches w/ chips $5 per plate. 765-8736 or 747-4344 for more info. www. Yoga in the Plaza - free yoga classes, with Kayli Cross, Independent Instructor, Baptiste Power Yoga, at 9 a.m. in the

Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, 1824 Crickets Ave. Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket, sunscreen, and water to stay hydrated. 775-2685. The Roundtable Luncheon from 11:15 a.m. -1 p.m., Hillcrest Country Club main dining room, 4011 N Boston. Ashley Marin with Guadalupe Parkway Sommerville Centers, “Programs That Work With Youth,” $15 per person, limited menu includes dessert & beverage. North on University, left (or west) on Newcomb Street, to Clubhouse front entrance. Aug. 27 - Just Because Day Aug. 28 - Race Your Mouse Day Aug. 28-Sept. 1, Monday-Friday Adult Volleyball Fall League – $290/team for a 10-game season, Save $30 by registering by Sept. 1. League begins Oct. 2, Parks and Recreation Office, 1611 10th St. or online at www. Aug. 29 - More Herbs, Less Salt Day Aug. 30 - Toasted Marshmallow Day Aug. 31 - Eat Outside Day Coming in September: The Guardianship Symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. For more information, contact the Office of Dispute Resolution at (806) 775-1720 or odr@ Note: To add an event, delete an event, or make changes, email or call 744-2220 by the 20th of the month for the following month’s publication.

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How can you leave the legacy you desire? Zach Holtzman FINANCIAL ADVISOR EDWARD JONES You may not see it in the greeting card section of your local drugstore, but August is “What Will Be Your Legacy Month.” So it’s a good time to think about the type of legacy you’d like to leave. Of course, “legacy” can mean many things. In the broadest sense, your legacy is how you will be remembered by your loved ones, friends and the communities to which you belong. On a practical level, establishing your legacy means providing your family and the charitable organizations you support with the resources you’d like them to have.

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to be the executor of your estate, or if you’re giving someone power of attorney over your financial or healthrelated matters, they should be prepared. * Update your documents. During your life, you may well experience any number of changes – new marriage, new children, opening a family business, and so on. You need to make sure your legal documents and financial accounts reflect these changes. For example, if you’ve remarried, you may want to change the beneficiary designations on your IRA, 401(k) and other retirement accounts – if left untouched, these designations may even supersede the instructions left in your will. And the directions in life chosen by your grown children may also dictate changes in your will or living trust.

In any case, it’s a good idea to review all your legacy-related documents periodically, and update them as needed. In addition to taking the above steps, you also need to protect the financial resources that go into your legacy. So, when you retire and begin taking funds from your IRA, 401(k) and other retirement accounts, make sure your withdrawal rate is sufficient for your living expenses, but not so high that it eventually jeopardizes the amounts you planned to leave to your family or to your preferred charities. A financial professional can help you determine the withdrawal rate appropriate for your situation. With careful planning, and by making the right moves, you can create the type of legacy you desire – one that can benefit your loved ones far into the future.

A Russian, an American and a blonde were talking one day. The Russian said, “We were the first in space!” The American said, “We were the first on the moon!” The blonde said, “So what? We’re going to be the first on the sun!” The Russian and the American looked at each other and shook their heads. “You can’t land on the sun you idiot! You’ll burn up!” said the Russian. To which the blonde replied, “We’re not stupid, you know. We’re going at night!” A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night – it was her turn. She rolled the dice, and she landed on Science & Nature. Her question was, “If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?” She thought for a time and then asked, “Is it on or off?”

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– the Tiramisu Cake and Italian Cannoli. You may also choose chocolate cake, key lime pie, apple pie, and cheesecake. So there is something for everyone. I’m including my recipe for the cannoli filling. It’s delicious as is or great to use as a filling for crepes. It’s also great as an afternoon snack. I’ve saved the info about their Calzones till last. First, you must know these Calzones are apparently famous not only in this area but all over Texas. A few weeks after the family celebration, I was out doing errands and decided to stop and have lunch since it was almost 2. After hearing so much about those savory Italian pastries, I decided to try one.

I also ordered my all-time favorite soup and decided on the veggie one. It was loaded with mushrooms, roasted peppers, onions, olives and that wonderful homemade mozzarella. This item is definitely a knife and fork deal plus large enough to be a “two-fer.” The waitresses were wearing T-shirts with “The Best Calzones in Texas” printed on the back. I agree!

This restaurant has been in business for more than 40 years. They offer catering and do deliveries in limited areas. Do try One Guy for your next Italian Dinner. Dear folks, By the time you’re reading this, I will have already had my back surgery, so I’ll be out-of-pocket for a few weeks. Until then, bon appetite. Granny

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3D Mammography added at Covenant to screening options Covenant Health’s Arrington Comprehensive Breast Center and Covenant Levelland are the first breast imaging facilities in the region to offer new 3D digital breast tomosynthesis, a new technology developed to detect even more breast cancers than conventional mammography. Dr. Cassy L. Cook, Covenant Radiology section chief, said the benefits of the 3D exam are many. “This new technology uses X-rays combined with computers to generate a 3D image of the breast that is reviewed by the radiologist,” she said. “The Covenant Health network radiologists at Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology have undergone hours of additional specialized training to interpret these new images.

“Tomosynthesis is especially good at detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts. “We are looking forward to providing this exciting new service to the women of West Texas.” Lindsey Kennelly, mammography technologist and manager of the breast center, said the process is similar to a 2D exam that women are

By Margaret Merrell Almost every member of what is now known as the ‘seniors’ of our society has a favorite song from childhood or early adulthood. It may be a hymn, a special song mother sang to them or a folksong learned from family members. An all-time favorite is a song with lyrics telling the story of someone very

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important in our own lives. For example, “My Grandfather’s Clock” was penned in 1876 by songwriter, Henry Clay Work. One reference had song writer Erich Doll as co-writer. The first verse is easily recalled: “My Grandfather’s Clock was too large for the shelf, so it stood 90 years on the floor. It was taller by half than the old man himself, though it weighed not a pennyweight more. It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born…” The following lines and verses relate the life of the “old man” from birth to youth, marriage, living and death followed by the regular “tick-tock, tick-tock” There are multiple versions of this song recorded by a host of well-

known singers, from folk, country, blues and many others - Burl Ives, Johnny Cash, and many of the different brothers groups. The entire song touches the hearts of those listening, especially seniors. We associate with the passing of time and the tick-tock of the clock – “until it stops, short! Never to go again, when the old man died.” What a beautiful tribute to any Grandfather. If you have a computer, friend or family member to take you, go online and search “My Grandfather’s Clock.” You will certainly enjoy listening to all the verses of this song and the many different recordings you will find - just a click away. Tick-tock, tick-tock.

Dustin Kostelich joins city as CEO Dustin ‘Blu’ Kostelich joined the City of Lubbock as the chief financial officer. Blu is a native of Denver City, Texas, and was director of finance for Bridgeport, Texas. An honors graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Blu served five years in the Army. During his service, he earned two Commendation Medals and a Bronze Star. After leaving the Army, he earned a Masters of Business Administration – Dustin ‘Blu’ Kostelich Finance from the SMU Cox School of Business. Prior to joining the City of Bridgeport, he worked on large value projects and budgets with TAMKO Building Products and Lennox International. “I am excited about the opportunity to work and grow with the City of Lubbock and to return home to my West Texas roots,” Blu said. “I look forward to bringing my skill set and experience to the finance team, as we plan and prepare for the city’s future and forthcoming development. It is a pleasure to be back in the Hub City.” “We are pleased to have Blu join our team,” City Manager Jarrett Atkinson said. “He went through an extensive and competitive process and successfully demonstrated his finance and communication skills and his desire to be in Lubbock. “Blu is a great fit for the organization, and we will see immediate value with the skill set he brings.”

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Pictured are Superintendent Dr. Berhl Robertson Jr., Kelly Baum, Carol Alonzo, and Lubbock ISD Board President Melissa Collier.

Lubbock ISD recognizes teachers of the year Carol Alonzo and Kelly Baum were selected as the Lubbock ISD Teachers of the Year for 2017 at the annual banquet in May. The winners were two of the nine finalists honored at the event. Alonzo, the secondary schools winner, teaches audio/video production at the Byron Martin Advanced

Technology Center. She has been in her current position since 2010, but began her career at LISD-TV as a student in 1986. The elementary schools winner, Baum, teaches fourth grade at Waters Elementary School. She has been a teacher at Waters since 2012 and previously won the Waters Teacher of the Year

award in 2016. The two winners will each receive $250 from Durham School Services, a pair of oneyear movie passes provided by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and new classroom furniture provided by Officewise and the HON company. The nine 2017 Teacher of the Year finalists were Lindsey Sobehrad, Hardwick Elementary School; Joe Welborn, Coronado High School; Graciela Cano, Harwell Elementary School; Melissa Durham, Talkington School for Young Women Leaders; Dee Parham, Wright Elementary School; Julio Hernandez, Hutchinson Middle School; Kelly Baum, Waters Elementary School; Terrell Hawkins, Evans Middle School. and Carol Alonzo, Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center. Two finalists are selected in each Lubbock ISD feeder pattern from the campus winners.

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Come in to Wellness TODAY! Many people are hesitant to start an exercise program. Perceived ideas of having to exercise at a difficult intensity can make it a scary thought. Wellness Today can help change that thought process. Exercise is very beneficial and can be fun. Finding an activity that you enjoy will make it easier to commit to. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends the following guideline for cardio, resistance, flexibility, and neuromoter exercise: ► Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per

week. (walking briskly, biking, swimming etc.) ► Exercise recommendations can be met through 30-60 minutes of moderateintensity exercise (five days per week) or 20-60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise (three days per week). Examples of vigorous intensity exercises are running, fast cycling, basketball etc. ► Adults should train each major muscle group two or three days each week using a variety of exercises and equipment (resistance training) ► Adults should do flexibility exercises at least two or three days each week to improve range of mo-

tion. Wellness Today offers Yoga, Pilates, and Flexibility classes. ► Neuromotor exercise (sometimes called “functional fitness training”) is recommended for two or three days per week. Wellness Today can help with all areas of fitness. Many different levels of fun group fitness classes are available. Instructors help direct you to the appropriate class and also help modify any exercises if needed. Wellness Today also offers personal training. If your exercise regimen needs a change, let one of our trainers design a workout to help you meet your goals.

Our Registered Dietitians can help you with the dietary changes you’ve been wanting to make. Are you having issues with balance? Wellness Today is the only facility in Lubbock that has The Free Step Balance System with more than 240 feet of walking track. The first 25 people who come in and mention this article will receive free balance testing and a Body Composition Analysis. Wellness Today is located at 2431 S. Loop 289. Call Judy Fleming at 7718010 if you have any questions.

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