Volume 27, Number 2
Inside Celebrate Buddy’s Legacy .................... page 2 LISD’s Newest Elementary .......... page 3 Black History Month Lecture Series.... page 4 Godeke Library ........ page 9 Seniors Changing Needs. ................... page 10 LHS ROTC Scores Outstanding . .... page 12 Chamber Announces New Board.......... page 18 Antarctic Expedition ............................. page 26 Excercise Works... page 27 Editor Celebrates 90 years .............. page 28
Coming in March Mardi Gras Celebration March 3. .................. page 2 Mayors’ Beans & Cornbread Luncheon March 6. ............... page 11
Lubbock, Texas 79401
Lions Pancake Festival set for Feb. 21 The 63rd Annual Pancake Festival and lubbocklions.org until 3 p.m. is set from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 21 Friday, Feb. 20 -- or $7 at the door. at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Children 2 and under eat free. This comes with a festive atmo1501 Mac Davis Lane. In order to serve their guests “allthey-can-eat,” the Lubbock Lions Club has ordered 6,000 pounds of pancake mix, 72,000 sausage links, more than 23,000 slices of bacon, 38,300 ounces of pancake syrup, 19,250 servings of orange juice, 16,416 ounces of margarine and 14,100 cartons of milk. This will all go on 35,000 plates. And for the little ones, 3,850 pieces of bubble gum, 2,000 bags of cotton candy, and 2,000 face tattoos are set aside. Tickets are $6 in advance. Advance tickets are available from any Lions Club member, at the Lubbock Lions Club office (or call 7634789), all Bolton Oil/Gas locations
sphere and entertainment, melt in your mouth pancakes, and activities for the entire family. The festival is held so the Lions may give back to the community. Each year Lubbock Lions Club donates all of the profits to more than 30 charities. Some of the organizations that benefited from the $104,000 raised last year include the Adult Eyeglass Program, Boy Scout Troop 157, LISD Eyeglasses for Children, Children’s Miracle Network, Meals on Wheels, The Salvation Army, Sick Children’s Clinic of Lubbock, YWCA Adaptive Aquatics Program, and the Texas Lions Camp for children with special needs. Lubbock children attend the Texas Lions Camp for free. The Lubbock Lions Club, founded in 1929, is the largest Lions Club in North America.
Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 13-16 The annual Great Backyard Bird Count is scheduled for Feb. 13-16. For those interested in participating, it’s a 3-step process. 1. Register for the count or use your existing login name and password. If you have never participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count or any other Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you’ll need to create a new account. If you already created an account for last year’s count, or if you’re already registered with eBird or another
Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing login information. 2. Count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count. You can count for longer if you wish. Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like — one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day, for each new location, or for the same location if you counted at a different time of day. Estimate the number of individuals
of each species you saw during your count period. 3. Enter your results on the GBBC website by clicking “Submit Observations” on the home page. Or download the free GBBC BirdLog app to enter data on a mobile device. If you already participate in the eBird citizen-science project, use eBird to submit your sightings during the GBBC. Your checklists will count toward the GBBC. For additional instructions, go to gbbc.birdcount.org/gbbc-data-entry/.
Page 2 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Buddy Holly Center Open Feb. 3 to Celebrate Buddy’s Legacy Feb. 3, 2015 marks the 56th anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper). This date has been given the name The Day The Mu-
sic Died after a lyric in the Don McLean song, “American Pie,” that references the deaths of the rock ‘n’ roll musicians. Patrons are invited to the Buddy Holly Center free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
W. 82nd & Homestead Ave. 34th & Memphis Ave.
Lorenzo Nazareth Post Shallowater Slaton
Feb. 3 to celebrate the life and legacy of Buddy Holly. Events include free admission to the center and the “J.I. Allison House,” Thumb Pianos and Musical Shakers, an interactive activity available in the Education Space, and free Trolley Tours that offer a one-of-a-kind look at significant Buddy Holly sites in Lubbock. Tours will take place at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Seating is limited, so patrons are encouraged to reserve a place by visiting the gift shop or calling 806-775-3562.
On The Day The Music Died, the center staff places a spray of yellow roses on Buddy’s grave, located at the City of Lubbock Cemetery at 31st Street and Teak Avenue. Special exhibits include Christena Stephens: The Inner Silence and Recycled, Re-Seen. The “J.I. Allison House”
will be open until 4:30 p.m. Trolley tours set for 1:30 and 3 p.m. with Jacqueline Bober, museum curator, will provide a guided tour of significant Buddy Holly sites in Lubbock. Thumb Pianos & Musical Shakers, interactive events for all ages, are set from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mardi Gras Celebration set for March 3 The 16th annual Mardi Gras celebration is set for Tuesday, March 3 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Civic Center Exhibit Hall. Event tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children ages 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Lubbock Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th St., any Select-A-Seat location (service charge applies), or for $40 at the door. Meals on Wheels accepts cash, checks or credit cards, and can mail tickets to guests if necessary. The event, presented by Lubbock Meals on Wheels, will include more than 37 food booths featuring selections from local restaurants as well as live jazz music by the Shinn/Turner Dixieland Band, a silent auction, cash bars, a variety of activities, and prizes. Colorful masks and beads will be available at the event, where dancers, clowns, magicians and jugglers will perform. The children’s area will include activities for kids such as bouncers, climbers, and face and hair painting. Guests may also participate in a benefit drawing for the chance to win Southwest Airlines tickets. Proceeds from the Mardi Gras celebration will benefit Lubbock Meals on Wheels, a local nonprofit organization that prepares and delivers hot, nutritious meals to those who are homebound, elderly or disabled. With the help of more than 1,200 volunteers, more than 180,000 meals were delivered in 2014. For more information, call Lubbock Meals on Wheels at 792-7971. Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 3
Doors Open at Lubbock ISD’s Newest Elementary Campus Lubbock ISD’s newest elementary campus, Jayne Ann Miller Elementary, 6705 Joliet Ave., opened Jan. 6 as the spring semester began. The two-story campus incorporates state-of-the-art construction methods and safety and security measures. The school also represents one of the final components of the bond program approved by voters in 2010, and completes the consolidation of Murfee and Haynes Elementary Schools.
The 96,000-square-foot facility is built to accommodate 700 students and contains 32 classrooms, five per grade level (K through fifth grade) and two Pre-K rooms. The school was designed to architecturally complement the neighborhood and features a number of innovative elements including a cafetorium (combination cafeteria and auditorium) with cloud ceiling, an outdoor learning center, outdoor LED lighting, and a tall atrium area.
Photos by Clayton Errington
Specialty rooms for art, music and science are included in the design. As the fall semester drew to a close, a number of school and community partners provided assistance and support with the final move. Dinners were provided to teachers and staff members by the Miller PTA, ABC Bank and by Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. Lunch on the Thursday before the holiday break was provided by Monterey Baptist Church. Central office personnel also provided help in covering classes as the teachers completed the transition prior to the holiday break. Formal dedication ceremonies have been scheduled for Sunday, March 1.
Hospice of Lubbock Training, Feb. 27 to March 1 Hospice of Lubbock’s mission of creating a community of dignity and hope during end-of-life care is enhanced by its caring group of direct patient volunteers. The next 16-hour training is coming up. All classes will be held at the Hospice of Lubbock offices, 3702 21st, in the Louisville Place building. All three sessions are required for all volunteers. The date and times are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 27; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28; 1 to 5 p.m. March 1. Hospice of Lubbock welcomes direct patient volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, and of particular need are veteran volunteers. As the number of veteran patients needing end-oflife care continues to grow,
the Hospice of Lubbock’s Call 795-2751 and ask “Veteran-to-Veteran Volun- for Cheryl to reserve a spot teer Program” aims to pair in the upcoming training. recruited veteran volunteers with hospice patients who are veterans. Veterans have unique needs at the end of life which are better addressed by other veterans. “When veterans interact, their common language and experience can form a strong relational bond” said Cheryl Presley, volunteer services coordinator for Hospice of Lubbock. “The camaraderie created between veterans has proven to be supportive for all involved. For that reason, we encourage veterans and all other interested individuals to join this class,” said Cheryl Presley, volunteer services coordinator for Hospice of Lubbock.
HOUSECALLS • Tired of sitting at the doctor’s office? • Do you find it difficult to find a ride to your appointments? • Are you ready to have your healthcare on your own terms? • Take advantage of this covered MEDICARE service and let our physicians and nurse practitioners provide your primary medical care in your HOME. Brought to you by
L ubbock F amily Medicine
and schedule a housecall today.
Page 4 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Texas Tech to Host Black History Month Lecture Series; Film
To celebrate Black History Month in February, Texas Tech University will present two lectures and a film screening as part of the Black History Month Lecture Series. “Texas Tech continues to serve as a national model for inclusive excellence,” said Juan Muñoz, senior vice president for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement and vice provost for undergraduate education and student affairs. “The caliber of speakers who will be part of our lecture series further affirms our commitment to diversity and the profound contributions of all people to our campus, state and country.” Tavis Smiley, a New York Times best-selling author and broadcaster, will discuss his book “Death of a King” at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium at the Museum of Texas Tech. “Tavis is going to talk about
a King that is not familiar to most people,” said Karlos Hill, assistant professor of history and coordinator of the lecture series. “That’s why it’s going to be a great talk because we have the film ‘Selma’ that captures King at his height. Some people will have seen that, and they’ll come to this lecture and learn another layer of King they haven’t been familiar with.” The lecture series, in partnership with the International Film Series, will host a view-
Phone Book Recycling Locations
Old phone books can be dropped off through March 2 at any of the four permanent City of Lubbock drop-off locations: ● South Milwaukee - 7308 Milwaukee (73rd & Milwaukee, west of the water ground storage reservoir) ● North Quaker - 4307 Adrian St. (N. Quaker & Adrian, north of the water ground storage reservoir) ● Southside - 1631 84th St. (west of Avenue P) ● Northside - 208 Municipal Drive (across from Meadowbrook Golf Course) Telephone books will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. This phone book recycling project is a collaboration between the City of Lubbock Solid Waste Services departing of the documentary “Free ment, Names and Numbers, and Hurley Companies. Angela and All Political Prisoners” at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Shola Lynch, the filmmakWith cold, hazardous Meals on Wheels’ voler, will attend and answer weather, Lubbock Meals on unteers and staff packaged, questions after the viewing. Wheels is providing emer- sorted, and labeled the Angela Davis, a professor gency meals to the home- emergency boxes for delivemerita at the University of bound, elderly, and disabled. ery. Each Meals on Wheels’ California-Santa Cruz, will If deliveries are canceled recipient received an emerdiscuss mass incarceration due to inclement weather, gency box. in the United States at 7 p.m. homebound neighbors will In the event of a “snow Feb. 12. That lecture also have a “healthy meal in a day,” local media will be will be held in the Helen De- box,” at their fingertips. As notified that Lubbock Meals Vitt Jones Auditorium. a result of the winter storms, on Wheels will not deliver All events are free and they are distributing 700 and recipients will need to open to the public. more emergency meals. use the emergency meal.
Garrison Institute on Aging
“Exercise and Physical Activity as We Age” Jeff Key, M.Ed.
Instructor and Coordinator Community Outreach for the Dept. of Health, Exercise, and Sports Science Texas Tech University
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. TTUHSC, 3601 4th St. Academic Classroom Building Room 150 Free Event. Snacks Provided. For details, call 806.743.7821 or visit www.ttuhsc.edu/aging
Meals on Wheels Provides Emergency Winter Meals
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 5
Those Quality-of-Life Moments Make the Visits Worthwhile By Peter Laverty Seniors Are Special Over the holidays, I took time to visit with a friend from Houston. During lunch, we began discussing his latest visit with his mother earlier in the week. His mother has advanced dementia and resides in a Sugar Land nursing home. As another friend joined us for lunch, we began discussing how important these visits to the nursing home had become for him and his mother. As many of you know, after battling with Alzheimer’s, my mother passed away in a Florida nursing home several years ago. Our conversation brought back many memories of visiting my mother during the last months and weeks of her life: painful memories of sitting with her for hours while she showed no recognition of me. We fretted over our guilt for not visiting more. We both recognized that while neither of our mothers knew us, we both still tried to visit as often as possible. It was a relief to share the same emotions and feelings of guilt, fear and hopelessness with another person who could understand, and had a similar experience. As the conversation continued, our third companion asked, “Why do you bother visiting so often anyway, and I certainly don’t know why you feel guilty; she doesn’t even know that you’ve been there.” This same question was posed to me years ago by a close friend. I knew at the time he was not being unkind
or heartless; his comment was in fact to make me feel better about not visiting my mother. However, the observation hit home since my mother’s dementia had reached such a point that not only did she not remember my visits, she no longer knew who I was. To her, I was no longer her son. This made any attempt at a conversation frustrating and just about impossible. I would talk. She would remain silent. I would talk some more; she would remain silent. So went our time together. Throughout the rest of the lunch, my friends and I examined many questions. They included, “Why bother?” “What difference did it make?” “Why visit your loved ones especially those with advanced cases of Alzheimer’s?” After so many years and looking back, it was not the emotional reasons, but the practical, that now come to mind. ● I visited so I could see how my mother was doing and seeing if there were any changes in her mental or physical health.
● I visited to thank the staff for all they were doing for her. I also wanted to meet any new staff members. I wanted to humanize my mother and my family by doing so. ● I visited to let the staff see me and know there was someone paying attention to my mother’s care. ● I visited to talk with the administration about what was going on around the community that might affect her care. It became my way of developing relationships and opening positive avenues of communications. ● I visited to talk with the administration in regards to financial and end-of-life details. ● I visited so I could see, detect, and investigate things the staff members were not able to see. I knew my mother better than they did; I knew what was normal for her and what was not. In reality, as I look back, nothing was normal with Mom during her last year. ● I visited in order to give her a kiss good night -- a kiss like the one she had given me for so many years.
Diabetes Self-Management and Nutrition Classes Community Health Center of Lubbock hosts free diabetes self-management and nutrition classes. Each course is provided in a group setting. Each class meets once weekly for 8 weeks. Participants are presented with information and instruction for diabetes management. Upcoming classes: • March 6 through April 24 • March 10 through May 5 • March 25 through May 13 Contact Josh at 806-765-2611 ext. 1007 for class times and locations. I was thinking about old age and decided that old age is when you still have something on the ball but you are just too tired to bounce it.
By the time the dinner check had arrived, I had realized this was one of those special meals. I remember that for the two of us, and with all practical reasons aside, we visited our mothers for the moments. Those last in time moments. The moment when I was able to obtain my mother’s focus and share her smile. It was that moment, when her
whole face lit up that I remembered why I visited. I know now that while those moments may have been fleeting, I had given my mother a “quality-of- life” moment. She in turn gave me that same “quality of life” moment. I strongly encourage you to visit your loved ones, not just during the holidays.
Tuesday, March 3, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Civic Center Exhibit Hall Adults $35 ($40 at the door)
Children 17 and under are $10.
* 37 local restaurants * Live Jazz * Beads * Masks * Cash Bars * Variety of Entertainers * Silent Auction
For seniors 65 & older
Coupon may be redeemed at Lubbock Meals on Wheels or at the door (This coupon is NOT valid at Select-a-Seat locations)
BENEFITING Lubbock Meals on Wheels
2304 34th St.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Facts and Preventive Measures A free lecture including Alzheimer’s fighting snacks.
■ February 26th, 5:15 p.m. ■ The Family Vision Center 2704 82nd St., Lubbock ■ Dr. Michael J. Dunn, O.D., speaker Call 806-745-2222 for reservations
Page 6 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Crosbyton Farmer Uses Wastewater as Resource By Adeline Fox HPWD Education & Outreach Coordinator We’ve all heard that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Jim Parkhill of Crosby County is using one city’s wastewater as a treasured resource: irrigation water for his crops. Approximately, 35,000 gallons of the City of Crosbyton’s untreated effluent water travels two miles through a pipeline each day. Its destination is a circular Imhoff tank, which filters out the solid waste from the liquid. From there, the solid waste
flows downhill to drying beds, and the remaining liquid is pumped to two lagoons. Parkhill receives the city’s wastewater year round. The city maintains the pump and Parkhill pays for the electricity. Since the early 60’s Parkhill’s family has used Crosbyton’s wastewater for irrigating about 500 acres of cotton, sunflowers and sudan. Located on the edge of the Caprock, Parkhill has always had to manage the farm’s water wisely. “When my dad, G.J., was farming the land years ago, we had a limited supply of
Notice to Interested Persons The Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization will seek public input and comments on requests to amend the 2012-2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) to include funding for the selected 2014 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and other long-range plan amendments and requests to amend the FY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) to include the Prop 1 funded project and other long range plan amendments. For additional information contact the LMPO at (806) 775-1676 or view the website at www.lubbockmpo.org.
Public input and comments will be welcome at the following meetings: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Lubbock Co. Conf. Rm, 916 Main Street, 2nd Floor; Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 4:30−6 p.m. at the Citibus Downtown Transfer Center, 801 Broadway; and Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at Lubbock City Hall, 1625 13th Street, Rm 103. Information regarding one additional public meeting will be posted on the LMPO website. Written comments can be submitted January 24, 2015 through March 3, 2015 to the LMPO, 916 Main Street, Suite 531, Lubbock, TX 79401 or by email to Djones@mylubbock.us.
groundwater,” Parkhill says. “As the opportunity to use wastewater came about, we knew it made sense for our operation.” The only water the Parkhill farm gets is from wastewater or natural rainfall. Until last growing season, Parkhill furrow irrigated because of the remaining solids present in the water, but this year, he started applying the wastewater through a center pivot. The nozzles for the pivot have a 3/32 size screen to allow any remaining large material to flow through the nozzle heads with ease. Because effluent irrigation application must be precise, Parkhill has a runoff catchment system to prevent any kind of freshwater contamination. He has trenches lining each section of the two fields that catch any run-
off from the rows. Once the water is in the trench, it flows back to a dirt tank near the lagoons, where it can be pumped back into the system. “Dad always said ‘You have to be even more responsible when you’re irrigating with wastewater,’” Parkhill said. “I can’t ever have it leave my property and risk it running down the canyon.” Parkhill said water resource management is also important for successful irrigation application. During the winter months, he lets the lagoons fill back up to prepare for the next growing season. “The most challenging part of wastewater irrigation is the planning process,” Parkhill said. “For instance, I have to plan exactly how much water I irrigate out of the lagoons to make sure my runoff trenches don’t get too full just in case it does rain.”
New Neighbors to Feature ‘Holly Avenue’ at Valentine Luncheon, Feb. 13
Cactus Theater’s, new musical group “Holly Avenue” will feature “Songs of the Heart” during the New Neighbors annual Valentine program and luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway. Under the direction of local artist Terri Caldwell, these young ladies joined to form the group “Holly Avenue” in honor of Lubbock’s native son, Buddy Holly. Individually, they have performed at the White House, Oprah Winfrey Show, 700 Club, and countless military and sports events singing the National Anthem. Avery Guyear, formerly of “Blackwater Draw” advanced significantly in the 2013 season of “The Voice.” Cost for the luncheon is $14, and you do not have to be a member to participate at this event, but reservations are required. For reservations or additional information about this 37-year-old Club, contact Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Tech on Kiplinger’s List: Best Value College Texas Tech University is ranked 20th on “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance” list of best college values under $30,000 a year. The magazine listed the university’s in-state tuition and fees at $9,308 per academic year. It is the only Texas college on the list. Texas Tech is also ranked 90th in Kiplinger’s list of best values in public colleges, marking the third year it has been in the top 100. “As families continue to face rising college costs nationally, I’m proud of the efficiencies we’ve created to help keep costs as low as possible, while also maintaining and providing a high quality education,” Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis said. “Our faculty, staff and administration all work diligently to ensure those who want an education have the very best opportunity to pursue one.” Kiplinger looks at cost criteria including low sticker prices, abundant financial aid and low average debt at graduation. Quality is assessed according to a number of measurable standards, including the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for their sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio, and the fouryear graduation rate. The annual public and private school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2015 issue and online. Web visitors will find special features, including a tool that lets readers sort by in-state and out-of-state cost, average debt at graduation, and admission rate; a slide show of the top 10 schools; archives of previous years’ rankings and an FAQ about the ranking methodology.
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 7
Are you smarter than a 60 year old?
Top 10 Lists of Crime and Drunks
According to the publica10. Maryland tion, The Street, the states 1. The Lone Ranger left with the greatest total violent Want to know the drunkest behind a silver bullet. crime rate per 100,000 popu- states? The Street, lists them 2. The Ed Sullivan Show lation made the list. as follows: 3. On Route 66 The top 10 most violent 1. Washington, D.C. 4. To protect the innocent. states in the U.S., according 2. North Dakota 5. The Lion Sleeps Tonight to the FBI’s data: 3. Rhode Island 6. The limbo 1. Washington, D.C. 4. South Dakota 7. Chocolate 2. Tennessee 5. Wisconsin 8. Louis Armstrong 3. Nevada 6. Minnesota 9. The Timex watch 4. Alaska 7. Iowa 10. Freddy, the Freeloader 5. New Mexico 8. Massachusetts and ‘Good night and God 6. South Carolina 9. Louisiana bless.’ 7. Delaware 10. Illinois 11. Draft cards (Bras were 8. Louisiana Aren’t you glad you live also burned. Not flags, as 9. Florida in Texas? some have guessed.) 12. Beetle or Bug 13. Buddy Holly 14. Sputnik 15. Hoola-hoop 16. Lucky Strike/Means Join us for Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Fine Tobacco 17. Howdy Doody Time † Classic Worship † Quality Teaching 18. Shadow 19. Monster Mash † Biblical Preaching 20. Speedy 1215 Slide Road 799-8691
Agape United Methodist Church
Lubbock Health Care Center is a fully licensed and certified skilled nursing facility accepting Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance.
Our staff works together to provide a wide range of daily services to our residents. Daily services include: • Skilled Care • Pharmaceutical Services • Dietary • Social Services • Rehabilitation • Recreational Activities • Social Activities • Salon Services • Transportation Services • Medicare Services
The rehabilitation team includes; * Registered Physical Therapists • Registered Occupation Therapists • Registered Speech Therapists
North Loop 289 4th St. 34th St.
“Where Caring Makes A Difference”
South Loop 289
4120 22nd Place Lubbock, Texas 79410
Page 8 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Come shop with us and see our showroom.
“Trail Dust” © 1940, 1967 by Douglas Meador
Home Medical Equipment Specialists
We have a broad selection of equipment & supplies: Jobst medical legwear Wide range of lift chairs starting at $775 4-wheeled walkers with seats & baskets Power wheel chairs & scooters Lightweight transport chairs CPAP’s & supplies Bathroom & daily living aids Orthopedic splints & slings
Locally Owned & Operated Se habla español
In Lubbock: 11912 Slide Road 806-762-6777
In Plainview: 516 Ash 806-288-9977
Toll Free 866-762-6777
To get the 2014 edition of The Golden Resource Directory call
LISD Council of PTAs 28th Annual
Used Book Sale
Friday, Feb. 27 & Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Located between Bealls and Sears on the southwest side of the South Plains Mall
Proceeds benefit LISD Council of PTA’s Scholarship Fund for LISD Graduating Seniors Contact: Jennifer Thompsonemail@example.com or 543-0299 Contact: Eddy Morelock- firstname.lastname@example.org or 441-1903
Beyond the Mirror While the mirror has done much to promote the pleasure and welfare of man, it is indeed fortunate that the reflection does not include the perspective of others, lest the tide of truth engulf the race in one crushing blow. A Smile is a Lamp A genuine smile is a lamp in the hands of courage that knows no darkness too great along the pathway of ambition. Its fuel is faith, and the temple gates of tomorrow are stripped of their secret fastenings by hands that do not wait for the light of a new day. Storms lash their fury against the flame in the rock-walled canyons of struggle, but it does not fail the restless feet of purpose. The vanquished, after the standard of victory has fallen into new possession, do not despise the man who smiles while he fights. At the End of the Chapter Beauty clings to the eve-
ning twilight as another sunset is arranged against the horizon, and specks of hammered gold fall lightly upon the purple hills. A satisfying serenity encompasses the heart with unearthly power, silencing the bitter mockery of fate and cooling the feverish forehead of dreams. The western sky becomes a hinge, closing the written chapter in the book of the day, and the writer pauses to look again at his material. Sure Tests It is difficult to keep the past covered up, especially if you are a country boy and do not wish to make common knowledge of the fact. Only a few days ago, I found myself picking my way through a grass-burr patch, although my shoe soles are in fair condition. A companion waded straight through and never looked down. If you go bare-footed until you are grown, you will watch where you are going.
Have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace? Do you need help applying for health insurance coverage? At Community Health Center of Lubbock, certified application counselors will guide you through each step in the health insurance application. We can answer your questions along the way and make sure you receive the best coverage available for your needs and budget. Certified application counselors are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the main clinic at 1318 Broadway in Lubbock. Open enrollment started Nov. 15 and goes through Feb. 15. Schedule an appointment to meet with Scott or Samantha by calling 806-765-2611 before open enrollment ends.
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 9
Early Learning Centers Receives Grant Preventing Senior The Early Learning Centers of Lubbock has received a grant of $5,000 from the Lubbock Area Foundation to fund temporary child care fee assistance. The Lubbock Area Foundation grant will be used for temporary scholarships for families facing a temporary hardship. All fees at the centers are based on a family’s income and eligibility, and the grant will provide additional temporary help to enrolled families who have a specific short-term need. Last year, the centers pro-
The Foundation provides an easy and effective way for people to create permanent charitable endowments for the benefit of this area. Grants are awarded from endowments based on the interests of the donor or through an open competitive process. To enroll in the Early Learning Centers, call Jackie Rutherford at 806-765-9981, Monday through Friday. The Early Learning Centers is a nonprofit organization serving the Lubbock area with educational child care services. Formed in 1951, ELC has helped hundreds of parents each year achieve economic stability by providing affordable, high quality child care years, the city has several to their families within the options, including possibly Early Learning Centers’ five purchasing the building or locations. The centers are open to renewing the lease. infants through school-age Located at 5034 Frankford Ave. across the street from children year round. Lowe’s home improvement store, Godeke will be open during the following hours: • noon - 9 p.m., MondayTuesday • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday- Saturday • Closed on Sundays The location also has a new phone number, 806-7753362. “We are very excited to open this new Godeke location, and we think library visitors are really going to enjoy its amenities,” said Library Director Jane Clausen. “We appreciate the public’s patience using the other library locations while Godeke was closed.” The previous Godeke location at 6707 Slide Road closed in May 2014. vided care to more than 900 individual children in a language and literacy-rich environment. All five centers have received the top rating of four stars from the Texas Rising Star quality assessment program. Each child receives breakfast, lunch and snacks daily. The Lubbock Area Foundation is the community foundation for the entire South Plains area and exists to help people who care about the Lubbock area to invest -- at any level -- in its future.
Godeke Library Open on Frankford
The new Godeke branch library opened for business Jan. 26. The new location is approximately 12,000 square feet and includes a children’s area and an i-bar which will allow library visitors to sit and charge their laptop or mobile device and utilize the library’s online features. The city spent approximately $592,000 in construction costs to renovate the building. Among the renovations are new air conditioning units and new bathrooms. The total cost of moving Godeke including, but not limited to construction costs, moving library furniture, shelving and books, and storing those items was approximately $866,000. The city has a five-year lease on the building with a monthly base rental charge of $6,315 for the first two years, and a base rent of $9,472 for the final three. After five
Most families would agree that keeping a senior out of the hospital is an important goal. That’s because professionals who work with older adults know that some seniors who are hospitalized don’t always go home the same. Or, they don’t go home at all. And yet, research reveals that many of these hospitalizations could be prevented, according to a survey of 400 North American nurses who specialize in senior care and conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. New research showed that nearly half (48.5%) of these hospitalizations could be avoided if the proper preventative steps are taken. In fact, these five preventative actions can help reduce the potential risk that an older
adult will end up in the hospital: 1. Follow doctor’s orders 2. Don’t ignore symptoms 3. Reduce risks of falls and accidents 4. Stay active physically and mentally 5. Maintain a healthy diet There’s another vital factor in keeping seniors out of the hospital. It’s family. Nearly 100% of the nurses surveyed agreed that a family’s role in helping keep seniors healthy and out of the hospital is as important as that of the medical community. In spite of that, less than half (48.6%) of the seniors they see have family members who serve as active advocates for their care, according to the survey. http://www.caregiverstress. com
Page 10 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Adapting Homes to Seniors’ Changing Needs
FOR LUBBOCK AND THE WORLD
Business Line 744-5859
Request Line 770-5328 Fax Line 744-5888
1714 Buddy Holly Avenue Lubbock, Texas 79401
WORLD-WIDE BROADCAST www.KDAV.com
More Americans are choosing to “age in place.” They opt to stay in their homes rather than move to alternative retirement settings. But that often means they must modify their home, so it’s not a danger to their safety and health when their physical abilities change. A new career field has risen to address this need: the Certified Aging-inPlace Specialist (CAPS), a program of the National Association of Home Builders. Certified individuals assess homes to identify and recommend modifications to prevent injuries from falls and other risks. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one-third of Americans age 65 and over fall each year. The CDC adds that environmental factors lead to about half of all falls that occur at home. In addition to tripping hazards and poor lighting, these factors include a lack of needed modifications, such as bathroom grab bars, handicapped showers, stair railings. and ramps. The organization offers a checklist to make sure an older adult’s home is as safe as possible. Home modifications help seniors maintain quality of life. They often prevent injuries that lead to a loss of independence and early admission to an assisted living or longterm care facility.
The following are examples of commonly recommended modifications: ● Install grab bars for toilets and tubs and install a walk-in tub and/or tub seat ● Remove unnecessary throw rugs and fasten down rugs or floor runners to prevent slipping ● Move furniture to create clear walking paths ● Keep objects off the floor and coil or secure cords to the wall to prevent tripping ● Replace doorknobs with lever door handles ● Apply non-slip tape on uncarpeted indoor and outdoor steps ● Replace standard light switches with rocker-style switches ● Increase the width of doorways and hallways to accommodate wheelchairs and, where possible, lower sinks and countertops ● Move often-used items to lower cabinets to avoid the need for step stools ● Repair or replace loose handrails and install adequate lighting in stairways ● Install an elevator or chair lift ● Install an elevated dishwasher or one with drawers for easy access ● Replace old stoves with induction cook tops to help prevent burns ● Replace ceramic tile floors with hardwood or vinyl for safe standing Shedding Light on Home Modification When modifying a
home for a senior, don’t forget the importance of good lighting. Seniors need two to three times as much light in order to see as well as younger people. Good lighting -- in the form of natural light -provides seniors safety and other advantages: Sunlight provides a good dose of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb more calcium to strengthen teeth and bones. Choose window treatments that let in sunlight, without glare, to enhance the health of seniors, many of who get outside less than they used to. Daylight also improves psychological health. It lessens the energy-zapping effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder and other forms of depression. - ComfortKeepers.com
1310 Avenue Q • Lubbock,TX 79401 806-744-2220 • 806-744-2225 Fax
GOLDEN GAZETTE is published monthly by Word Publications, 1310 Avenue Q, Lubbock, Texas 79401. News items, letters to the editor, photographs, and other items may be submitted for publication. All letters to the editor must include the writer’s name, address and telephone number. Letters may be edited. Advertising rates are available upon request. To subscribe, send a check to Golden Gazette for $24 for a one-year subscription, or $48 for a two-year subscription. Editor: Jo Stone Staff: Jo Anne Corbet, Don Cotten, George Dawson, Mary Ann Edwards, Mike Lankford, Gary McDonald, Cathy Mottet, Cary Swinney, Carole Taff, Clayton Errington Contributing writers: Dr. Elva Edwards, Karon McDowell, Margaret Merrell, W.E. Reinka, James K. White, Colin Esler Contributing jokester: Calva Ledbetter View the Gazette online at: www.wordpub.com
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 11
We Were Awesome – The Kids of the Past No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us, we are awesome. Our lives are living proof. To all the kids who survived the 1930’s, ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored leadbased paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps, not helmets, on our heads. As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires, and sometimes no brakes.
Riding in the back of a pick-up truck on a warm day was always a special treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from it. We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar, and we weren’t overweight. Why? Because we were always outside playing, that’s why. We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were OK. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps, and then ride them down the hill only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
Mayors’ Beans & Cornbread Luncheon Set for March 6 Hospice of Lubbock will host the 26th annual Mayors’ Beans & Cornbread Luncheon at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall on March 6 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door, by calling Hospice of Lubbock at 806-795-2751, or online at www.hospiceoflubbock.org. The event, which is Hospice of Lubbock’s largest fundraiser, will include a beans and cornbread lunch hosted by local mayors from
around the region as well as live music and a “Tip Your Waiter” contest. Beans, cornbread, dessert and drinks catered by River Smith’s will be served at the luncheon by a wait staff comprised of local celebrities and community leaders. Attendees may add a Klemke’s Raider Alley Sausage link for $2. The luncheon helps raise money for Hospice of Lubbock’s non-funded and underfunded hospice patients and families, as well as the Grief Recovery Center and Children’s Grief Camp.
We did not have Play Sta- success and responsibility, Kind of makes you want tions, Nintendo’s or X-boxes. and we learned how to deal to run through the house with There were no video games, with it all. scissors, doesn’t it? no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD’s, no surround-sound or CD’s, no cell phones, no personal OVERED ERVICES computers, no Internet and no chat rooms. • Experienced Nurses Trained We had friends, and we in Palliative Care went outside and found them. We fell out of trees, got • Pain and Symptom Management cut, broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits • 24-hour On-Call Availability from those accidents. We would get spankings and Support with wooden spoons, switches, Ping-Pong paddles, or • Medications, Medical Equipment just a bare hand, and no one and Supplies related to the would call child services to hospice diagnosis report abuse. We ate worms, and mud • Continuous Care at home during pies made from dirt, and the periods of pain or uncontrolled worms did not live in us forsymptoms ever. We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made • Physician Services that may include up games with sticks and Home Visits tennis balls, and although we were told it would happen, • Hospice/Home Health Aide Services we did not put out very many eyes. “Your comfort, • Medical Social Services We rode bikes or walked to Our purpose”. a friend’s house and knocked • Spiritual and Emotional Counseling on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them. • Trained Volunteers Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the • Bereavement Support team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disap• Wound Care pointment. The idea of a parent bail• In-Patient Care ing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. • Physical, Occupational, Respiratory These generations have and Speech Therapies produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers, • Dietary and Nutritional Counseling and inventors ever. 1401 9th St. The past 50 to 85 years Lubbock, TX 79401 have seen an explosion of inPhone 806.747.9484 novation and new ideas. Fax 806.747.9497 We had freedom, failure,
Page 12 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Lubbock High ROTC Unit Scores ‘Outstanding’ The Lubbock High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit achieved an overall grade of “Outstanding” for their Annual Military Inspection on
Jan. 26. The inspection consisted of a uniform inspection for all 130 members of the unit, individual platoon drill, demonstration by both the armed
and unarmed drill teams, inspection of supply and administrative processes, and concluded with a briefing by the student leadership. The inspection was con-
ducted by Commander Merv Dial, US Navy (Retired), manager of the multi-state Navy Junior ROTC. The cadets, commanded by Cadet Commander Austin Flores, spent many weeks preparing for the inspection and were pleased with their performance. The ceremonial portion of the inspection took place
inside the Lubbock High School gym. The facility was filled with parents, friends and others who came to observe the students as they demonstrated military dress, drill and decorum. “We were awesome,” Flores said. “Everybody pulled together. I cannot fully express how proud I am of this unit.”
Lubbock High Navy Junior ROTC unit received an outstanding inspection.
Tragedy Struck Cottage Village Family A new cook had been with Cottage Village Senior Living for a couple of months when his wife, 13-year-old daughter, 15-year-old daughter, and dog were struck by a truck near Woodrow on FM 1585. His wife and children were walking the dog. The cook was to pick up his girls when he left work. While he was at home changing clothes, his family went to walk the dog. A truck struck all three, including the dog. It killed the 13-year-old on impact, as well as the family dog. His wife and other daughter were listed in critical condition, which has been upgraded to serious. The 15-year-old’s pelvis was shattered, and the left side of his
wife’s body was shattered. Both went under reconstructive surgery and are dealing with the pain and trauma of their own personal injuries as well as the loss of a sister and a child. Cottage Village is asking community friends to join them for donations for this family through gift cards, money, gas, groceries, and meals. Whatever you can do to help this family would be appreciated. A local furniture store paid for the funeral. Stacey White, Cottage Village, 110 Frankford, Lubbock 79416, 806-799-4225 office, 806-448-1110 cell is coordinating donations.
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 13
Granny Loves the Charm of the Hill Country Part 2 (The first part ran in the Golden Gazette in December.) Another out-of-town outing was spent in New Braunfels and Boerne. Granddaughter’s husband did the driving, and we all lunched at the famous New Braunfels Smokehouse. Over the years, husband and I have eaten there, and ordered from their catalog many times. They have been in business since 1945 and are famous for their quality hickory-smoked meats processed in a huge plant in New Braunfels. I ordered the sausage sampler with sauerkraut and German potato salad. Along with the other orders, we were served several containers of all their mustards – oh so good! Daughter and I made several purchases to bring home. Being well-known also for their bread pudding,
I purchased a container for everyone. The toll-free number is 800-537-6932 and their online address is www.nbsmokehouse.com. This establishment is worth a visit and/or a request for the catalog. After lunch, we visited some gift shops and then on to Boerne which is next door to New Braunfels. Fall decorations all over the Hill country were beautiful. One gift shop had a huge birdcage filled with pumpkins, gourds, fresh flowers, and big bows. After shopping, we ended the day at the famous Old Grist Mill, located on the Guadalupe River in Boerne. The entrance is in the middle of downtown. The property is huge and beautifully landscaped. The place is now a restaurant. There were hundreds of people there, but we were seated and promptly served. We ordered quesadillas
and a large order of those huge onion rings. The service and food were excellent. Again, baby great granddaughter had the best manners all day. On our way back to Lubbock, daughter and I stopped in Boerne, by chance because it was past lunch time and both of us were starving. We discovered the Main Street Café at 1101 S. Main St, 830-331-9966. What a pleasant surprise. We had a long conversation with Chef Jorge Munoz and learned all about his background and accomplishments. He offers a daily lunch buffet featuring different ethnic cuisines. For more info phone 830-331-9966. Daughter ordered the buffet, and I had one of their signature salads. Don’t miss this place. All of the above places visited, rate an A+, and I’m sure you will agree. Until next time, Granny.
...takes you back by Dick Dedrick
My Kind of Love Young love, first luh-huve … That’s how Sonny James and Tab Hunter sang it back in the fabulous 50s. Paul Anka called it Puppy Love. I can’t think of any other songs offhand, but I can pass along some advice that was given to me years ago: If you’re looking for love, listen for laughter. Neither can exist alone, for long. Love without laughter becomes shallow and mindless. Laughter without love becomes hollow and heartless. Love and laughter need each other. And there was this lovers’ question: Do we bring out the best in each other? Some may get misty-eyed
Care that stands out from the rest
when they see a young couple walking hand-in-hand. Give me an old couple walking hand-in-hand. Better still, a guy with a limp pushing his wife in a wheelchair. Or this 80-something man I noticed in church, patting his wife’s knee in time with the hymn they were singing. I remember my dad buying my mother a diamond engagement ring for their golden anniversary. Up until then, she’d worn a plain $20 ring -- proudly. Then there’s my granddad, years ago, telling Grandma, “You still make the world’s best potato salad!” Even though my wife picked it up at the store.
When it Matters Most, Count on Us.
–––––––––––– H O M E CARE ––––––––––––
–––––––––––– HOSPICE ––––––––––––
Home Care includes a variety of services that include skilled nursing and therapy.
Hospice services provide a team of professionals to address the needs of the patient and their family.
Diabetes Program • Wound Care • Cardiac Care • Physical Therapy Telemonitoring • Alzheimers & Dementia Care
Physical Care • Emotional Care • Spiritual Care • Bereavement Counseling
–––––––––––– PALLIATIVE CARE –––––––––––– Palliative care is a program designed to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families as they face a life-threatening illness.
3305 101ST STREET LUBBOCK, TX 79423 • HOME CARE 806.791.0042 HOSPICE 806.791.0043 • INTERIMHEALTHCARE.COM
Page 14 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 15
U.S. & World Populations on Jan. 1 As the nation rang in a new year, the U.S. Census Bureau projected the United States population was 320,090,857 on Jan. 1, 2015. This represents an increase of 2,334,187, or 0.73 percent, from New Year’s Day 2014, and 11,345,319, or 3.67 percent, since Census Day (April 1) 2010. In January 2015, the U.S. is expected to experience a birth every eight seconds and one death every 12 seconds. Net international migration
is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 33 seconds. The combination of births, deaths and net international migration increases the U.S. population by one person every 16 seconds. The projected world population on Jan. 1 was 7,214,958,996, an increase of 77,381,246, or 1.08 percent, from New Year’s Day 2014. During January 2015, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second.
The Census Bureau’s Pop Clock displays real-time growth of the U.S. and world populations.
You Can Help Feed the Need, Meals on Wheels On Jan. 19, Lubbock Meals on Wheels added another delivery route to the daily schedule. This will allow them to serve 12-14 more people. In late 2014, a wait list was implemented because they were running out of space. This will be the last route they will add until they can expand their current operation (more news on that soon). With this addition, volunteers will be delivering 54
routes each weekday. Orientation takes one hour. Delivery takes an average of one hour. Meals can be picked up between 10:45 and 11:15 a.m. Volunteers do not need to commit to any particular delivery schedule, as they use many substitute drivers each day. Prospective volunteers may call 806-792-7971 to schedule an orientation date. Why volunteer for Lubbock Meals on Wheels?
● Gas prices are low. ● It’s a great way to meet people. ● They could be the perfect solution to your resolution. ● #WhatADifferenceYourLunchHourCanMake Lubbock Meals on Wheels is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to preparing and delivering hot, nutritious meals to those who are homebound, elderly, or disabled. With the help of more than 1,200 volunteers, more than 180,000 meals were delivered in 2014. They receive no government or United Way funding. For more information, call Mary at 806-792-7971.
Highest prices paid for your gold & silver! 806.793.5720
2449 34th Street Corner of 34th & University
Texas Tech Libraries Receives New Collection The Texas Tech University Library’s institutional repository, ThinkTech, recently received and added the 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems proceedings to its online collection. There are 190 papers about topics involving human spaceflight technology in the collection from the conference hosted in July in Tucson, Arizona. The conference covered subjects relating to thermal and environmental control and included speakers involved with NASA and Virgin Galactic. Andrew Jackson is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a member of the ICES Steering Committee.
“The University Library is pleased to partner with Professor Andrew Jackson and the International Conference of Environmental Systems to provide access to this collection,” said Christopher Starcher, associate librarian. “For the first time, the important research presented at this conference is available online and free of charge in an open-access repository.” The collection is available online and will be a permanent part of the ThinkTech collection. ThinkTech is an online publishing and archival service where scholarly works are distributed and archived, according to the website. The service is available to Texas Tech students and faculty.
Page 16 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Volunteer Opportunities & Information St. Paul’s Thrift House St. Paul’s Thrift House, 1508 Ave. X is a resale shop that serves the Lubbock community by selling used clothing, household items, books, etc. at greatly reduced prices. The profit is utilized by the Episcopal Church Women at St. Paul’s for their outreach and internal projects. They are in need of volunteers to staff the Thrift House. Volunteers usually take one shift (between 1 ½ to 3 hours) per month, and hours can vary. Duties include helping customers, writing tickets, and making change. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, contact Renee Haney, Thrift House Liaison at 806762-2893.
By Joan Blackmon, Coordinator Lead With Experience
livery volunteers. More than 700 meals are delivered each day, and the need is growing. One hour of your time can make an incredible difference in the life of someone who is homebound, elderly, or disabled. For information call 806-792-7971.
Meals on Wheels delivered more than 700 meals, South Plains Food Bank distributed food boxes that will go to families in need in the South Plains Community, hospital volunteers were at their stations assisting families in need, Ronald McDonald House and Hope Lodge were welcoming patients and their families to their facilities. This is only a few of the areas our volunteers serve. We cannot thank our volunteers enough. It may have been a federal and state holiday, but the need for volunteers does not take a holiday.
Interim Hospice Interim Hospice is in need of volunteers in a variety of roles encompassing respite care, sitting with patients, errands for family, clerical, visitation in nursing homes, assistance in bereavement Meals on Wheels support, and office assistance. Lubbock Meals on Wheels Your help is needed today. is looking for volunteer drivStockings for Servicemen Call 806-791-0043. ers, both regular and substiIn 2014, Lubbock RSVP tute, to deliver meals. Day of Service and its volunteers assisted in Each route contains apDay of Service – Jan. 19 providing more than 4,000 proximately 10-12 meals and was designated as a Day stockings for servicemen Volunteers work at Second Helpings at the First United can be delivered in an hour. of Service. Lubbock RSVP overseas. This community efMethodist Church in downtown Lubbock to provide a noon Orientation and background volunteers were serving at fort took months to complete. meal. checks are required for all de- numerous locations. Lubbock If you or your group would like to help – we can use the assistance. Old ChristQuality mas cards, new Christmas End of Life cards, personal size toiletries, Care games, and other items are packed for this effort. We need groups to sign Christmas cards, donations of ‘free stuff,’ and decks of cards. Items that are labeled with a company logo, such as pens, sticky pads, golf tees, and other small items, can be • Full-Time Medical Director used. • Pain & Symptom Management HOPE If you have 1 or 10 – we • 24 Hour Support for Patient & Family can use them. For more inforDIGNITY mation, contact the Lubbock • Grief Recovery / Counseling Center LOVE RSVP office at 743-7787. ‘Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.’ (806) 795-2751 or (800) 658-2648 – Author Unknown
Lubbock Meals on Wheels has 54 routes that are prepared, pickup up, and delivered. More than 700 recipients receive a visit from these volunteers.
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 17
Researchers Create Company to Optimize Wind Plant Performance The technology is licensed through Office of Research Commercialization at Texas Tech University. To harness the wind – it is not a question of “if” rather, “when.” A patent-pending concept developed at Texas Tech University could make it happen for wind plants around the world. “Many wind farms are not producing as much power as we would expect,” said John Schroeder, professor of atmospheric sciences. “With a better understanding of how turbines interact with each other, we may be able to make small adjustments that could be worth millions.” Texas Tech is home to the National Wind Institute, the
nation’s leader in research through an interdisciplinary approach to all things wind. Schroeder and research professors Brian Hirth and Jerry Guynes are the inventors on two recently filed U.S. patent applications for the optimization of wind plant performance through the use of radar technology and associated analysis techniques. “Dr. Schroeder’s work is an example of how Texas Tech basic research innovation can have a profound impact on the marketplace,” said Robert V. Duncan, vice president for research. “We have been doing important fundamental research in wind since 1970, and this is one example of how long-term basic research leads to new economic
opportunities.” The patent rights are licensed to SmartWind Technologies LLC, a technology development and service company founded by Schroeder, Hirth and Guynes, specializing in providing products, software and knowledge to measure and analyze wind-energy-relevant complex flows. “The idea is to take what we’ve been doing in the research realm and, through the company, provide a commercial vehicle to offer it to industry that can benefit from it,” Schroeder said. “It is technology developed at Texas Tech, licensed and ready to be used by industry.” The patents include the use of radar technologies and sub-
sequent analysis concepts for wind energy applications. Using the enhanced information about flow conditions enables proactive controls to be developed that can minimize turbine-to-turbine interaction and maximize power genera-
tion, Schroeder said. “It benefits wind energy, it benefits society, and it benefits Texas Tech,” Schroeder said. “The endpoint of this research and commercialization process will have an impact well beyond the university.”
Step Up to Fitness for Adults
Community Health Center of Lubbock is offering free exercise classes, the first Monday of every month, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Arnett Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Road. The program focuses on prevention and healthy living. For more information and registration, contact Yvonne at 765-2611, ext. 1009.
Would you like CHCL to start a walking club in your area? Contact Yvonne at 765-2611, ext. 1009. Participants with most sessions attended and most walking steps will be awarded monthly.
Page 18 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Golden Gazette Crossword Puzzle ACROSS
1. Next after the second 6. Feminine pronoun 9. Very strong wind 13. Cowboy skills test 14. Gust of wind 15. Ancient Greek coin 16. Without tricks 18. Deep affection 19. Underground mammal 20. Strangely 21. Haul 22. Very small quantity 24. Divinity 25. Muslim teacher 28. Canvas shelter 31. Tilted 32. At right angle to a ship’s length 33. It is 36. Ornamental fabric 37. Form of oxygen 38. Cut 39. Definite article 40. Watch over
4 1. Australian marsupial 42. Contraction of need not 44. Person who owns a mill 45. Single piece of information 47. Pith helmet 48. Auricular 49. Series of eight 52. Cut to required size 56. Score 57. Make perpetual 59. Monetary unit of Peru 60. Greek god of love 61. Borders 62. Having eyes 63. Open mesh fabric 64. Crews
1. Streetcar 2. Tramp 3. Image of a deity 4. Signal to arise 5. Female deer 6. Great quantity
7. Fling 8. Whirlpool 9. Yellow 10. Native 11. Grayish blend of colors 12. Mournful poem 14. Sodium carbonate 17. Two together 23. Cereal grass 24. Low light 25. Germinated grain used in brewing 26. Western U.S. state 27. Holder of a university degree 28. Fail at a premature stage 29. Travel 30. Not 32. Islamic call to prayer 34. Roofing item 35. Stout pole 37. Musical instrument 38. Seclusion 40. Valued mineral 41. Hide of a small beast
4 3. Greek geometrician 44. Method 45. Motherless calf 46. Lack of tone 47. Knocks lightly 49. Not closed 50. Cover with wax
5 1. Horse’s gait 53. Hindu music 54. Separate article 55. Untidy condition 58. 9th letter of the Hebrew alphabet Solution on Page 25
Lubbock Chamber Announces New Board of Directors
“We need to talk… about Synergy HomeCare’s Arthritis Care Program.” Scheduling, transportation & companionship for shopping & errands Watchful care during recovery from routine treatments Changing linens, laundry & ironing Assistance with gardening & light exercise Housekeeping, meal preparation and nutrition Help with bathing, dressing & personal care Call for a free consultation
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2015 Board of Directors, including the new executive committee. The new executive committee is Jay Jacobus, Scarborough Specialties, Inc.; Beth Bridges, South Plains Mall; Alona Beesinger, Suddenlink; Diannah Tatum, Stanford & Tatum Insurance Agency; Eddie McBride, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce; Brice Foster, City Bank; Scott Fagin, First United Bank; David Park, Atmos Energy; Gabriel Vitela, Twisted Root Burger Co.; Jessie Mendoza, FirstBank & Trust Co. The Chamber also thanks past board members for their service, and welcomes many new members to the board.
The 2015 board of directors is as follows: Carmen Aguirre, Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains Sharon Hyde Bass, Volunteer Center of Lubbock Ron Betenbough, Betenbough Homes Michael Calvillo, Michael Calvillo Bail Bonds Renee Gonzales Davis, Alderson Enterprises/MercedesBenz Linda Gaither, WestMark Realtors – Gaither/Ratcliff Jeff Horn, Benchmark Business Solutions Clayton Isom, The Isom Group Chris James, United Supermarkets Brent King, UMC Health System Chris Lonngren,
Schlotzsky’s Dave Marcinkowski, Madera Companies Kathy Oaks, American Cancer Society Richard Parks, Covenant Health Bill Patton, Robison, Johnston & Patton, CPAs Tony Pena, FirstCapital Bank L. Timothy Perrin, Lubbock Christian University Cathy Pope, StarCare Specialty Health System Cory Powell, TTU Division of Institutional Diver-
sity, Equity & Community Engagement Dr. Berhl Robertson, Lubbock Independent School District Frank Silvas, AFLAC – Frank Silvas Polly Vann, V-Tech Environmental Services Dr. David Vroonland, Frenship Independent School District Chuck Walker, FirstCare Health Plans Connie Wharton, consultant
Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for 10 minutes and come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller. Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven’t met yet.
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 19
By James K. White The world’s largest ship, Pieter Schelte, has been undergoing final trials just off the coast of South Korea. The craft is 407 feet wide and 1,253 feet long. The Pieter Schelte includes an onboard heliport and requires a crew of 571 when fully manned. A Dutch corporation (Allseas) owns the vessel which is designed to efficiently remove oildrilling rigs abandoned in our oceans and gulfs. Operations that had previously required months or years can now be completed in less than a week. In 1884, Comanche Chief Quanah Parker ran an adver-
tisement in several regional newspapers offering a reward for any photo of his mother, Cynthia Ann Parker, whom he had not seen since 1860. Amazingly, one A.F. Corning had such an item that he had taken in 1862. Mr. Corning contacted Quanah and collected a modest remuneration in exchange for a copy of the daguerreotype. In circa 2600 B.C., the Harappan culture flourished in what is now India and Pakistan. I mention this society because of some remarkable achievements. In a Harappan city called Mohenjo-Daro, there were aqueducts for delivery of
fresh water, a complex sewage-drainage system, a community furnace-heated water tank, and a large granary for storing and distributing food to the populace. The Harappans had a written language that no modern scholar has been able to decipher. By 1700 B.C., the civilization disappeared and is now a profound mystery from our past. Flamingos (the birds, not the dancer guys) eat most of their meals by swallowing with their heads upside down. Former British Prime Min-
29th Drive & Slide Traffic Signal The traffic signal at the intersection of 29th Drive and Slide Road has been converted from green-yellow-red operation to flash mode while the City of Lubbock evaluates the need for the traffic signal. The traffic signal will be programmed to flash the intersection yellow on Slide Road and red on 29th Drive for at least 90 days to determine if the intersection meets the warrant criteria established in the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Drivers need to be aware of the traffic control change and use caution while traveling through the area.
ister (1997-2007) Tony Blair was once an active member of the rock band known as Ugly Rumours. How fatuous have we become? On a baking pan, presented in large print: “Ovenware will get hot when used in oven.” That traditional French leek and potato soup vichyssoise (pronounced vi-sheswaz by learned folk) is actually an American creation. In 1917, the head chef at New York’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel concocted the cold potage to serve diners during one of NYC’s notorious heat waves.
A careful study has shown that there are approximately 1,300 kernels in a pound of standard dried corn. What is one to believe? “Chinese Checkers” was not invented in China nor is it a variation of checkers. Invented in Germany (1892), the game was originally called “Stern-Halma.” I have no idea who Halma was. Well, I cannot recommend swallowing like a flamingo, but I can recommend having a great week.
For independent seniors • One-bedroom floor plan • Rent based on income • Community room with kitchenette • Library • Central AC/Heating • Secure access to building National Church Residences does not discriminate in any manner based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or familial status, legal source of income, age, sexual • Small pets welcome preference, or any other class protected by state or federal law. National Church Residences does not discriminate based upon age for any reason, excluding HUD program/project requirements. • Emergency call system 910 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. • 24-hour on-call maintenance LUBBOCK, TEXAS 79403 • Must be at least 62 years old Please contact us:
E-mail: info@WordPub.com www.LubbockSeniorSource.com
The source of information that will empower you to maximize satisfaction for the rest of your life.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Page 20 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Never Too Old … To Fall in Love … Again By Margaret Merrell Some time ago I shared with you my story, “Never too old to fall in love,” recalling how I met and fell in love with a quiet, browneyed, reddish-brown-haired beauty. I wasted no time to legally make her part of my family. Yes, that day I adopted “Miss
Scarlett” and took her home with me, away from the animal shelter. She was a perfect lady in every way. It did not take long for us to become quite attached to each other, filling “our” house with laughter and love. After a couple of years, I became aware that Scarlett and I were not getting enough exercise. The solution for me was to attend exercises classes, and I hit upon the idea that if Scarlett had a little sister to play with, that would be the answer for her. That was when we adopted Prissy, a young adult, smaller dog with a strong personality. Scarlett and I just went
about our routine of feeding, going outside, taking naps, enjoying little snacks, and going to the water bowls. Each time, we would call Prissy and invite her to share those times with us, but I never tried to pick her up or force her. To my surprise, within a couple of days, she was right along with us, a happy little girl. I was elated when she joined Scarlett and me in our big double recliner and settled down for a nap. It was not long before the two of them were always in some way or another making me laugh. We did become the ‘three amigos.’ When I let them out first thing every morning, they would make their “tracking” patrol around the back yard, checking under every hedge,
looking up into the trees and behind the storage building. There were times they would flush out a feral cat and chase it over the fence. Once, they actually got into an honestto-goodness dog and cat fight! They could not hear me over the noise they were making. I called animal services and a nice lady came out and in less than a minute had the cat in a carrier. As the lady passed me, she very calmly told me I should take my dogs to the vet and have them checked. That was when I realized both their heads and necks were covered with blood. I called my pet clinic and told them what had happened, and I was bringing my “girls” in. L u c k i l y, b o t h d o g s
checked out with only scratches and no bites. We all came home to recover. There have been some happy adventures with these two rescue dogs. They are both very faithful and brave watchdogs for me and have discouraged a few unwanted visitors from coming to the door. We are family. As in my first story about Scarlett, I suggest that any senior who needs some love and companionship in life, visit the city animal shelter. You can find that special one and adopt for only a few dollars. Believe me, “you are never too old to fall in love.” I have, twice, with no regrets! Give yourself a pet for Valentine’s Day.
Pick up your copy of the Golden Gazette at any of these locations:
19th St. Senior Center
City of Lubbock Health
Community Health Ctr.
Absolutely You Beauty 5020 50th Advanced Bariatric
Physical Therapy Today
Copper Rawlings Ctr.
Gene Messer Ford
J & B Coffee Shop
Allure Beauty Salon
Joe Arrington Cancer
Courtyard at Kings Dominion 910 N MLK
19th & Joliet
Texas Dispute Resolution
Larry Combest Health
Covenant Surgical Center
Canyon Lakes Drive
Texas Tech Museum
Grace Medical Center
Texas Tech Health Sciences
American Wind Power
Amour Beauty Salon
6202 West 4th
Best Discount Pharmacy
Dr. Edwin Knepstein
Guardian Home Care
19th & Texas
Bless Your Heart
Dr. Michael MacAdams
United Blood Services
406 Ave. Q
Dr. Michael Shaim
University Medical Center
5901 Spur 327
Buddy Holly Center
Edward Jones, Holtzman
424 North Utica
Burgess Tennis Center
Emeritus @ Elmbrook
6202 N. I-27
Calvert Home Health
Emeritus Cottage Village
Holly Hop Ice Cream
West Texas Eye
First Baptist Church
City Bank Mortgage
Franks & Pleasant
Hospice of Lubbock
405 Slide & 5255 79th
3805 22nd Place
Alzheimers Association American Beauty Salon American Legion American Museum of Ag 3805 22nd St
Canyon Lakes Drive 4206 50th
2316 34th St. 3701 19th St.
1818 North MLK 19th & Ave. G 3030 66th
10207 Indiana 1717 Norfolk 7801 Indiana
82nd & Frankford 1600 13th
8200 Nashville 40th & Ave. B
5018 Milwaukee 6420 19th
3702 21st #203 2716 82nd
98th & Quaker 5109 82nd
6400 Quaker #B 5301 66th
6210 Slide Road 2100 Broadway 4612 Locust
8207 Hudson #D
5801 Spur 327 3710 4th
6630 Quaker 6000 19th St
6707 Slide Road
5117 South Loop
4515 Marsha Sharp 6502 West 4th
4710 Slide Road in New Deal 3305 101st 2701 26th
4101 22nd Place 4701 82nd
4403 74th St
2431 S Loop 289 8004 Indiana
50th & University 9802 Quaker 5821 82nd 9000 Memphis
Ranching Heritage Center
26th & Boston 5735 19th 82nd & Slide
Lone Star State Bank
301 40th St B12 8004 Indiana, Soute B-3
50th & University
1836 Parkway Drive
Lubbock Health Care
Lubbock Heart Hospital
Lubbock National Bank
Mae Simmons Center
Maggie Trejo Center
1102 North Memphis
Meals on Wheels
Minor Emergency Care
1010 Slide Road
Natural Health Market
Parkview Place Apts.
4120 22nd Place
4810 N Loop 289 4811 50th St 23rd & Oak
3200 Amherst 1306 9th
51st & University 3833 50th
Residences at Shadow Hills Rick’s Tire Store River Smith’s Roof Top Café Scoggin Dickey SightLine
Silent Wings Museum Silver Star Network Silver Village Social Security Office
4642 N Loop 289
6th & Ave. Q
Southwest Cancer Center
82nd & Quaker 405 Slide Road 5014 Milwaukee 4402 82nd
Synergy Health Care 7202 Joliet
Tahoka Drug in Tahoka
916 Main #800 3601 4th 3131 4th
4910 Emory 2502 Utica
4302 Princeton 2523 48th
6104 Ave. Q South Drive 3026 54th
9801 Vinton 5000 80th
Erskine & Milwaukee 507 MLK
1310 Ave. Q 3101 35th
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 21
The Good and Bad of Stress on the Body I am going to share with you how to keep from killing yourself from stress. Yes, stress kills. This isn’t really news as I think most people know that stress kills, and at the same time, how do you avoid stress? The point is we all have stress. We actually need some stress. The bones in the body are made stronger through the stress of lifting weights. The muscles get bigger through the breakdown and rebuilding of muscles, which means you stress them. Some stress is good. Too much stress is bad. As with so many things in life, a balance is needed. Often when I ask a patient if they are stressed, people think I am referring to their emotional state. That is possible, but the body can be stressed for numerous reasons. If you celebrated Christmas, you likely stressed your body chemically by eating things we know are not the best for us, like desserts. Perhaps you had a little more alcohol than you should. Sometimes it is sim-
www.DrElvaEdwards.com ply eating too much or not enough that stresses the body as it makes it work harder. Getting dehydrated stresses the body. I’m sure you are familiar with the stress your body goes through if you get a bacteria or virus or the dreaded flu. You know your body is being stressed if you are throwing up or having diarrhea. That is your body’s expression of being stressed chemically. We are most familiar with being emotionally stressed because, most of the time, our lives revolve around our emotions. There are many strategies available to deal with emotional stress. Often the most important one is simply realizing that we are stressed which usually involves holding tension inside. There are many reasons for emotional stress, but it basi-
cally boils down to something happened we didn’t want to happen, or that something we wanted to happen did not happen. At this point, we have to learn to accept what has happened. I’m not saying it is easy. I’m saying it is possible. And it might take years of work. What better do we have to do with our time but to heal? And then there is physical stress. I had a patient come in who slipped and fell on the ice and has been in a great deal of pain for nine days. That is physical stress. She went to the emergency room and was imaged and told nothing was broken. But she hurt and continued to hurt. Making sure there are no broken bones is important
but offers no treatment. If you have been in a car accident, you know your body can be stressed physically as well as emotionally. And then there are combinations of stress, which is probably the most common. A typical scenario is that a person gets in a car accident, and within seven days is sick with a cold or bug. The stress decreased their immune system, and that is when it seems one thing happens after another, because it does. The physical stress causes chemical reactions that create inflammation, the product that is linked to all autoimmune disorders and pain. The emotional stress of having to deal with insurance and transportation without your car is enough to make people stressed out. That paints a pretty nasty picture, and I like to leave you feeling better, so I have a remedy. If you haven’t listened to
YOUR #1 CHOICE FOR REHABILITATION
Genealogical Meeting, Feb. 14 Short-term & Long-term Rehabilitation The South Plains Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 14 in the Community Room of Mahon Library, 1306 9th St. Andy Wilkerson, from the
Southwest Collection Special Collections Library will speak on “Preserving the Past with Oral Histories.” For additional information, call 775-2834.
We specialize in: • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy • Stroke Recovery Care • Orthopedic Rehabilitation • Diabetes Symptom Management • Stroke Therapy
I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is those cell phones that everyone has clipped onto a belt or purse. I can’t afford one. So I’m wearing my garage door opener.
the recording I made and you receive for signing up for my newsletter on my website at www.drelvaedwards.com, please do so, for your sake. If you feel stressed, listen to that recording. If you are in pain, listen to that recording. If you can’t go to sleep, listen to that recording. If you follow the words and allow yourself to melt into your experience, your body will relax. Relaxation is not given its proper due these days. The relaxation response is so important to our health and yet the American way of life is to run from one event to another barely having time to catch our breath. Can you remember the last time you really deeply relaxed? What would happen to your health, physical and emotional, if you gave yourself the gift of listening to this recording daily? Oh, go ahead, indulge yourself. It feels so good. And it is free.
• Wound Care • Pain Management EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Page 22 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
In Search of Understanding By Jeremy L. Brown, M.D.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life… .” Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods The first time I heard these words I was watching “Dead Poets Society.” They left an imprint that I have carried with me for nearly 25 years. The death of Robin Williams this past August due to suicide was a painful reminder of how poignant these words are. This time last year I read a book titled “Softly, As I Leave You” by Jeanne S. Guerra. I also wrote part of this article, but the timing of its publishing wasn’t right. A year later, the message is just as important, perhaps more. I would be remiss if I didn’t share this story and
Ann Kohout. Shayne took her The masterful way own life in May 2010. Her family faced the enorin which her story mous pain of reading through her journals from junior high is told can serve up to the time of her suicide. as education for Their reasoning and purpose for sharing her story was and us as a society is to hopefully shed some about a topic with light into the darkness of mental illness and the sufferwhich no one is ing and anguish those who comfortable. are affected by it go through. In March 2013, the important message with you. 23-year-old son of friends “Softly, As I Leave You” is also took his own life, two a novel about mental illness days after entering rehab for and hope. addiction. To me, Chris was It is based on the journal a 14-year-old kid who quietly entries of my friend, Shayne made a 1,600 mile road trip
Keep your valuables safe for only $15 a year A PlainsCapital Bank Safe Deposit Box provides cost-effective, secure storage for your most important documents and valuables. Visit PlainsCapital Bank at 50th & University or in the Carillon Windsong building to take advantage of exceptional customer service and our special Safe Deposit Box offer: Get a 3x5 Safe Deposit Box for just $15 a year, plus a one-time key deposit of $20. Call 795-7131 for additional sizes and prices.
from Houston to Southern Illinois and back to help me bring home a desk. I said then, as I have often said about suicide: I don’t understand the depth of despair that a person must feel in order to be in a place where they feel the only solution is to take their own life. “Softly, As I Leave You” gives a glimpse into Shayne’s life, the highs and lows, and more lows, that led her to that final decision. I realize that not every person who commits suicide struggles in the same way Shayne did. But for the first time in my life, I had a small – but better – understanding of that journey. Of course, these stories are personal for me. Chris and I went to church together. Our families did life together. Shayne and I were in choir at Tech together, and though not the best of friends, Tech Choir was and is family. The masterful way in which her story is told can serve as education for us as a society about a topic with which no one is comfortable. I write these words to honor Chris, Shayne and their families, to hopefully provide
a resource for someone who may be struggling. Maybe to bring healing in some way I cannot yet understand. Looking at the article I wrote here a year ago, I ended with this and it still rings true: I consider it an honor and privilege to come to work every day and serve the patients and families of Hospice of Lubbock. I pray that each of you finds you, peace, grace, forgiveness and mercy. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your lives. - Reprinted with permission of Hospice of Lubbock “Sign of the Dove” magazine 2014.
Jeremy L. Brown, M.D. has been
married to Beth for 13 years. They have two beautiful children, Eleanor, four and Josiah, two. Dr. Brown enjoys racquetball, music and playing bridge.
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 23
See the online calendar at www.LubbockSeniorSource.com. Click on “Enriching Lives Calendar” Each Tuesday:
Valentine Dance, UMC Health System Activities Center, 5217 82nd St. Suite 128, 6:30 to 9 p.m., 806 783-8829
Saturday, Feb. 7 – Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day The half-price sale of The Friends of the Lubbock Public Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the basement of Mahon Library, 1306 9th St. South Plains Woodturners, Wood Shop of Target Sheet Metal Manufacturing, 315 SE Loop 289, 10 a.m., 784-0607 or 799-7059 Heritage Fiber Guild, Open to all workers of fiber crafts, Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St., 10:30 a.m. to noon, Patricia, 7838957.
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Life Run Center, 8240 Boston Ave., weigh in 4 to 5:25, meeting at 5:30, 787-1045 Wednesdays at the Arboretum, help plant, clean, maintain Lubbock Memorial Arboretum gardens, 4111 S. University, 797-4520 for details. Laughter Yoga, Covenant Lifestyle Center, 6th Floor, East Parking Garage, 3615 19th St., 5:30 p.m., 725-0708, www.laughteryoga.com
Make A Joyful Noise Ministries, Asbury House Of Prayer Brown Room, 2005 Ave. T, 544-7310 Bible Study Men and Women, 6 to 7 p.m., Talk Time (women only), 7 to 8 p.m., Irene McGaha 544-7310, email@example.com Monday, Feb. 2 – Ground Hog Day Diabetes Support Group, Knipling Education Conference Center, 21st St. & Louisville Ave., 6 p.m. Diabetes Support Group, Lubbock Eye Clinic Conference Room, 3701 34th St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 – Candlemas C.O.P.E. with Women’s Reproductive Cancers, Open to survivors and caretakers, First Foursquare Church, 10701 Indiana, 6 p.m., Amber at 796-1317 Gem & Mineral Society, Forrest Heights United Methodist Church, 3007 33rd St., 7 p.m., 799-2722 Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Thank a Mailman Day National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Furr’s Family Dining, 6001 Slide Rd, 11:30 a.m., 799-6796 or 795-9158 Ongoing Grief Recovery Support Group, Hospice of Lubbock, Grief Recovery Center, 3702 21st St., 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., 795-2751 Caregivers Support Group, Grace Medical Center Main Conference Room, 2412 50th St., 7 p.m., 6325752 Friday, Feb. 6 – Lame Duck Day The half-price sale of The Friends of the Lubbock Public Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the basement of Mahon Library, 1306 9th St. First Friday Art Trail, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. K & other stops including The Museum of Texas Tech, 4th St & Indiana Ave., 6 to 9 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 9 – Toothache Day South Plains Quilters Guild, Garden & Arts Center, 4215 S. University Ave., 10 a.m. UMC Better Breathers Club, UMC Activities Center, 5217 82nd St., Ste. 128, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 – Umbrella Day Quilters, The Chaparral Quilters Guild 7 p.m. Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University, For info, call 788-0856. West Texas Parkinsonism Society, Covenant Health System Knipling Education & Conference Center, 21st St. & Louisville Ave., 6th floor of West Parking Garage, Noon, Lunch served. Ongoing Grief Recovery Support Group, Hospice of Lubbock, Grief Recovery Center, 3702 21st St., 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., 795-2751 Memory Care Support Group, Isle at Raider Ranch, 6806 43rd St., 5:30 p.m., 888-545-8510 Lubbock Area Amputee Support Group, Knipling Education and Conference Center, Covenant Hospital, West Parking Building, 6th Floor, 6 p.m., Bob Stargel, 790-3770 or Nancy Stargel, 281-7646. Wednesday, Feb. 11 – Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day Seniors Are Special, McInturff Conference Center, University Medical Center, 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 – Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday Llano Estacado Driving Society, Furr’s Family Dining, 6001 Slide Rd, Dinner 6 p.m., Business meeting 7 p.m. Memory Care Support Group, Bacon
Heights Baptist Church, 5110 54th, North Entrance, 6:30 pm Country Company Band, Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th St., 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 – Blame Someone Else Day Caregivers’ Support Group, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7702 Indiana Ave., 10 a.m., 792-3553 New Neighbors Club, Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway, 10:30 a.m. “Songs of the Heart” Reservations, 799-4450. Caring for the Caregiver Support Group, Grace House, 6502 4th Street, House #3, Lunch provided, RSVP to 791-0002, 11:45 a.m., 795-2751. Lubbock Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic University Parish, 2316 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 3700705 Saturday, Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Downtown Art Market, 19th St. & Buddy Holly Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. South Plains Woodcarvers, Garden & Arts Center, 4215 South University Ave., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second Saturday at the Arboretum: Learn about plants, gardening and more. Children (Youth 6-12) welcome to do a special gardening activity of their own while adults
attend the seminar. Refreshments at 9:30 a.m., program at 10 a.m. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 S. University Ave., 797-4520 “Preserving the Past with Oral Histories,” Andy Wilkerson, South Plains Genealogical Society, Mahon Library, 1306 9th St., 775-2834. Newcomers Bridge Club, The Bridge Center, 2563 74th, 7 p.m.
Hepatitis C Support Group, Preston Smith Library, TTU Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th St., 7 p.m., 7432730, X 229 Cancer Survivor’s Support Group, Joe Arrington Cancer Center, 4101 22nd Place, 7 p.m., 725-8002 Arnett Benson Neighborhood Association, Maggie Trejo SuperCenter, 3200 Amherst, 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 16 – Do a Grouch a Favor Day UMC Better Breathers Club, UMC Activities Center, 5217 82nd St., Ste. 128, 6 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 20 – Love Your Pet Day Presidential Lecture & Performance Series: “The Clothesline Muse,” featuring a cast of six dancers and six-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon. “The Clothesline Muse” explores the metaphor of the clothesline as a community lifeline through dance, music, spoken word, interview text, video and interactive art. Allen Theatre, Texas Tech Student Union building. Season tickets are $75, general admission tickets are $18 per event.
Tuesday, Feb. 17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day Caregivers Education & Support Group, Security State Bank, 7801 Quaker Ave., 10 a.m., 687-7474 Lubbock Stroke Club, Furr’s Family Dining, 6001 Slide Rd, 11 a.m., 799-0231 Thursday, Feb. 19 – National Chocolate Mint Day Chocolate Extravaganza from 6:30-8 p.m., Grand Court, 4601 71st St., RSVP 792-0111 Raising Our Children’s Kids (ROCK,) Library, First United Methodist Church, 10 a.m., All Welcome Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, Carillon House, 1717 Norfolk Ave., 5:30 p.m., 281-6117
Monday, Feb. 23 – Tennis Day Dementia Support Group, Quail Ridge, 5204 Elgin, 3 p.m., 788-1919 Tuesday, Feb. 24 – National Tortilla Chip Day Alzheimer’s 101, Texas Tech Library, Room 150 (Library Lab), 15th St. & (See Enriching Lives, Page 24)
Page 24 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Pop Quiz for Lovers of Words By Richard Nordquist How well do you know the intricacies, subtleties, and oddities of the English language? Before you begin, here are some definitions. Etymology: the origin of a word. Euphemism: the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one that may be offensive, harsh, or blunt. For example, “to pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.” Orthographically: writing words with the proper letters or correct spelling. Semantics: the study of the meaning of words. Logophile: a lover of words. 1. What is the only letter in the alphabet with a name longer than one syllable? 2. What do the nouns scissors, underpants, and grits have in common? 3. Etymologically, what do the words electrocute, infotainment, textpectation, and smog have in common?
4. What is the antonym of euphemism? 5. What do these two sentences have in common: “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs” and “Sixty zippers were quickly picked from the woven jute bag”? 6. Orthographically, what do the words radar, racecar, and tattarrattat have in common? 7. Semantically, what do the words weather, fix, sanction, and clip have in common? 8. Etymologically, what do the words aspirin, escalator, trampoline, and zipper have in common? 9. Orthographically, what do these two 15-letter words have in common: uncopyrightable and dermatoglyphics? 10. Poecilonym is a synonym for what common linguistic term?
Answers: 1. The letter w. (As Douglas Adams observed, the abbreviated form of World Wide
Web -- WWW -- takes three times longer to say than what it’s short for.) 2. All three are examples of pluralia tantum nouns that appear only in the plural form. 3. All four are blends or portmanteau words -word formed by merging the sounds and meanings of two or more other words. 4. dysphemism 5. Both sentences are pangrams: they use every letter of the alphabet. 6. Each is a palindrome, reading the same backward and forward. 7. All four are Janus words – words having opposite or contradictory meanings. 8. All four nouns were originally trademarks; now they’re regarded as generic names. 9. Each of these 15-letter words contains no letter more than once. 10. Synonym If you answered more than seven questions correctly, consider yourself a bona fide logophile.
I’ve sure gotten old. I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I’m half blind and can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine. I take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore, and can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92. But, thank God, I still have my driver’s license. I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor’s permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. So I joined an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour, but by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.
See the online calendar at www.LubbockSeniorSource.com. Click on “Enriching Lives Calendar” (Continued from Page 23) Boston Ave., 5:30 p.m., 725-0935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Llano Estacado Audubon Society, Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University, 7 p.m., www.llanoestacadoaudubon.org. Wednesday, Feb. 25 – Pistol Patent Day Garrison Institute on Aging Lecture Series, Academic Classroom Building, Room 100, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th St., 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 – National Pistachio Day Indoor/Outdoor Walking Group, Hodges Community Center, 4215
S. University, 10:45 a.m. Country Company Band, Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th St., 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. South Plains Plant Society, Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University, 7 p.m., 767-3724 Friday, Feb. 27 – No Brainer Day Your Heart Matters Breakfast Club, Covenant Medical Center Knipling Education & Conference Center, 21st Street & Louisville Ave., 6th floor West Parking Garage, 9 a.m., 1-866-4COVENANT Note: To add an event, delete an event, or make changes, e-mail to jstone@ wordpub.com or call Jo Stone at 744-2220 by the 20th of the month for the following month’s publication.
HelpingCaregivers.com Committed to Caring for Caregivers
www.HelpingCaregivers.com An online source of information designed to assist family caregivers in gaining information and insight during the journey of caregiving.
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 25
• Want Ads • Want Ads • Want Ads • Silver Sneakers Fitness Classes
Silver Sneakers fitness classes offered 5 days a week at Premier Sportsplex, 9000 Memphis Dr. in Lubbock. Call 806-771GAME. 1/13
Want to buy fishing gear
Wanting to buy fishing gear, lures, reels, tackle. Cash in hand. 806-392-8502. 6/14
The Golden Gazette can come to you. Subscribe for one year for $24; two years for $48. Mail your address and check to: Golden Gazette, 1310 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401. rtn
One Resthaven plot for sale. Section O, Lot 219, Space 1, $2,500 includes transfer fees. 8/14 Call 806-762-3600.
Cemetery Plot for sale
Resthaven plot in AA Section for $2,200 or best offer. Make me an offer I can’t refuse. Call or text Glenn at 806-239-8942. 11/14
Someone Needs a Meal
Our volunteers deliver a lot more than a meal. One hour a day, a week, or a month can make a difference. Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Call 806-792-7971.
If you are chronically ill, disabled or over 65, you may be eligible for the STAR+Plus program. Call Amerigroup Real Solutions to get the right care. 800-9642777. rtn
Rainbow Delivery Service 745-6406
We will do your grocery shopping, pharmacy pickup, carry your beloved pet to your vet or groomer. Give us a call before 2/15 all time slots are taken.
Senior Care @ Covenant
Join SeniorCare at Covenant. Benefits include medical, educational, and social. Call 806725-4218. 2/14
Lubbock Cemetery Plot
Lubbock cemetery plot - section 2 B, Lot 34, Space 3 for $600. Please call 786-2346. rtu
Seniors: if you need help bathing, dressing, meal preparation, or transportation, call me. Experienced and references available. Call 535-5644 or 239-8942. 11/14
Get your house cleaned by professionals before the upcoming holidays. Call 535-5644 or 12/14 239-8942.
Subscribe to the
Senior Vision Care
Dr. Michael J. Dunn has provided Lubbock with 36 years of quality vision care. Call 806-7452222.
House & Pet Sitting
Home Sweet Home, house & pet sitting. Reasonable rates for exceptional service, References available. Call for rates 325-232-2775. 11/14
Stay on Your Feet
Straight forward and Honest: “Stay on Your Feet” (autobiography) Send $14.99 to John Castleman, P.O. Box 16708, Lubbock, Texas 79490. Free postage. 1/15
“Cowboy Up!” CD. Eleven original “cattle drive” songs. Lyrics easily understood. Professionally recorded at Levelland, Texas. Send $12.99 to John Castleman, P.O. Box 16708, Lubbock, Texas 79490. Free postage. 1/15
Rent Our Facility
Merry Mixer. Taking reservations for holiday parties, family gathering, or other events. No smoking, no alcohol. Building holds up to 100 people. Tables and chairs available. Rental rates $350 and up. Call 863-2301 for details. 3/14
Please enter my subscription to the Gazette:
News and features mailed to you at the first of each month. Subscribe to Lubbock’s Senior Newspaper. Clip and mail the attached form along with your subscription check.
One Year Subscription for $24 Two Year Subscription for $48 Mail my copy of the Golden Gazette to:
1310 Avenue Q Lubbock, TX 79401 Golden Gazette newspapers are distributed free at 70 locations throughout Lubbock.
State_ _______________________________ Zip__________________________________ Enclosed is my subscription check.
806-777-4874 FIRST CLASS ESTATE SALES is your
all-inclusive service for handling every aspect of liquidating your estate in a clean and professional representation. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the unsurpassed service in the industry. Free Ads
Local Personal ad, Maximum of 10 words, merchandise priced $100 or less, will be run FREE OF CHARGE.
7 for up to 30 words 10¢ per word above 30. $
Ads must be received by the 20th of the month for the following month’s issue. Email: email@example.com
Fax to: 806-744-2225
Mail to: Word Publications 1310 Avenue Q Lubbock, Texas 79401
get rid of stuff?
Place your ad HERE! $7 for most ads. Call 806-744-2220.
Page 26 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Professor’s Antarctic Expedition Featured in Museum’s ‘Antarctica’ Battling roaring winds, freezing temperatures, and crevasses, F. Alton Wade, joined the Second Byrd Expedition to Antarctica in 1933. He was appointed lead geologist for the Eastern Sledge Party, a 77-day sled journey into the unknown of Marie Byrd Land. In 1939, Wade, returned to the icy frontier as Senior Scientist for the United States Antarctic Service to plan and manage the expedition’s scientific program as well as command the cutting-edge Snow Cruiser, a mobile research lab equipped with an airplane on its roof. Wade came to Texas Tech University in 1954 serving as chair of geosciences and leading six Texas Tech Antarctic expeditions. Wade was also a member of the first group of profes-
sors to be awarded as a Horn Professor. In 1971, he created the Antarctic Research Center at the Museum of Texas Tech University to advance the discoveries of the Texas Tech expeditions that are detailed in this year’s featured Horn Professor exhibition, “Antarctica – Pioneering American Explorations of the Frozen Continent,” a new exhibit running Jan. 30 – Dec. 20 at the Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth St. The exhibit highlights nearly 100 objects from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech, said Tabitha Schmidt, interim director for the museum. Attendees can learn why it took 200 years before large sections of the Antarctic interior could be explored. Penguins, sled dogs, fos-
sils of ancient animals, and a mummified seal tell the story of how this seemingly inhospitable landscape, 98 percent covered in snow and ice, has evolved and always teemed with life. “Not only will you be able to trace the steps of Antarctic exploration, you can see how you would measure up to a life-sized cutout of an Emperor penguin, interact with games that test your knowledge of Antarctic exploration, learn about the Frozen Continent’s prehistoric tropical past, and see what parts of an actual exploration campsite would have looked like,” Schmidt said. “The exhibition also features a large mock glacier in the main gallery that contains a continuous mural depicting Antarctic scenery,” Schmidt said. “These are experiences you will not want to miss.” The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays
Incomplete Limb, Plesiosaur Indeterminate, collected by Dr. Sankar Chatterjee, Seymour Island, Antarctica 1982.
The Bear of Oakland arriving at the Ross Ice Shelf, United States Antarctic Service Expedition 1939-1941.
through Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; and is closed on Mondays.
Aﬀordable 55+ Living Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments ALL BILLS PAID FREE basic cable Inquire about move-in Specials! 53rd St. & Avenue N | Lubbock, TX
Call today to schedule a tour and experience our community...
Painted mural depicting the promotional poster for the Antarctic Snow Cruiser, commanded by F. Alton Wade, United States Antarctic Expedition 1939-1941.
Typical clothing worn during summer field seasons in Antarctica, 1960s.
Golden Gazette • February 2015 • Page 27
Exercise Works to Ease Caregiver Depression If caregiving has you feeling overwhelmed or stressed you to the point you think you may actually be depressed, you’re not alone. Cy Sarah is a participant in the Caregiver Stress Relief online community. “When I get overwhelmed,” Sarah said, “it’s because I’m not taking time for myself, so I’m learning to build time into the schedule of appointment, paperwork, chores, etc., just for me, specifically doing something that I like and I want and will help me.” A recent survey conducted by Home Instead Inc. showed that 31 percent of family caregivers experience significant stress. Caregiving can be very rewarding, but it also can contribute to feelings of anxiety, isolation and guilt. Research conducted by Harvard Medical School found that exercise may work as well as antidepressant medications in easing symptoms of depression. If you hate exercise or wonder how on earth you’re supposed to find time for fitness during your hectic caregiving day, we have some tips to help. Try these approaches. Pick an activity before you try finding time for it. Many experts advise making fitness a priority by scheduling it on your calendar to ensure you honor your commitment. But it’s easy to skip the workout if you hate exercising. To solve this problem, try choosing a fitness activity before you commit to exercising regularly. It’s easy to find time for doing something fun. Try different types of fitness activities to find the right fit. Exercise is like shoes: you often have to try on several pairs to find the one that feels the best. If you find it boring to walk every day, try signing up for an exercise class. If the idea of exercising with a group
with other people puts you off, try a fitness DVD at home. Keep trying out different types of fitness until you find something that fits your tastes. Reach back into childhood for fun ideas. What activities did you enjoy as a kid? Shooting baskets? Nature walks? Dance class? Treat yourself like a kid again by taking up an activity you haven’t done for a long time. You may find it’s just as fun today as you remember it being when you were a kid. Don’t make things complicated. Aim for 10 minutes a day of physical activity to start with. It can be something as simple as boogeying around the living room to your favorite music. Anything to get your blood pumping. Create a respite plan to ensure you have time for exercise. If your loved one can’t be left alone for even half an hour, you probably need some caregiving help. Enlist the aid of other family members, friends, a neighbor, or a paid caregiver to give you some breathing room. You will be a better caregiver if you keep yourself in good health. Exercise with your loved one. Exercise benefits seniors in many ways. If you can’t get away to exercise on your own, try finding a class or program that will allow both of you to get fit together. Or simply go walking. Refresh your body and spirit with a little exercise during the coming weeks and see if it lifts your mood. - http://www.caregiverstress.com
2601 York Ave.
Studios and One Bedrooms
Charm, character and comfort describe this quaint community. Come and enjoy tranquil living at Wendover. Off the beaten path, Wendover is Lubbock’s best kept secret in apartment living. The beauty of our landscaping offers a soothing respite from the hectic world. Once inside, bright skylights adorn the interior halls leading to a serene environment for reading, relaxing or reflecting on your day.
Our Community of fers Studio and One Bedroom floor plans plus: • Elevators • Laundry Facilities
• Covered Parking • Community Room
• Extra Storage • Some Utilities Paid
Bring ad in for $0 Application Fee Visit: www.wendoverinlubbock.com
Call (806) 795-1062
Page 28 • February 2015 • Golden Gazette
Jo Stone with her brother, Alton Slagle in approximately 1939.
Golden Gazette Editor Celebrates 90 Years
Around the office we call her “the youngster.” With this issue, however, we mark the 90th birthday of Jo Stone, editor of the Golden Gazette. Jo brought her unique energy to us in 2000, when the paper ran about 16 pages and carried mostly syndicated material. From her shock of white hair to her bright red boots, it seemed like she was everywhere: City Hall, senior
centers, libraries, churches, and arts events. She brought us photographs and wrote stories about the community. She made the Gazette informative and relevant to Lubbock and the region. She recruited a team of interesting writers. She pored through the flood of digital detritus to bring readers the pith and humor as well as the
vital data they need to live in these demanding days. Jo also entertained us with stories out of her own times and travels. Born in 1925, she was a child of the Great Depression and grew up in the publishing business. Her father A. B. Slagle was a writer and editor on newspapers from here to Florida. Eventually, he and his partners published Southwestern Crop & Stock, a magazine that was the voice of farm and ranch families surrounding Lubbock. Growing up, Jo attended 10 schools in 10 years, graduating at age 16 as a Lubbock High Westerner, class of 1941. She entered Texas Tech and the workforce, simultaneously caring for her younger brother during the long illness that took their mother at an early age. She stood at the wire service teletype machines as the first news of D-Day in Normandy reached the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. She finished Tech with a degree in Spanish, married a Marine
veteran and, as a photographer, documented the city’s post-war growth. She raised a family of three boys, was active as choir director of her church, and served as an officer of regional professional photographic societies. She even met Elvis. She left Lubbock to operate studios in Fort Worth and Houston, then published a weekly newspaper in The Woodlands. In 1969, she joined her brother in New York, where he was a roving correspondent for the Daily News. She wrote for national photo magazines and helped build a high-tech start-up that sold its software to Time-Warner, Sheraton, and other giant companies.
When she tired of the brutal weather on the north face of Mount Beacon in upstate New York, she loaded up and came back to Lubbock. She lived in 50 places in as many years. Now, after 15 years at the helm of the Golden Gazette, we are all celebrating her 90th birthday while she is still looking for new challenges. We expect those will involve more typing, more shots with her digital camera, and even more engaged living. We say thanks to Jo for her service in making Lubbock an even more colorful and vibrant place to live.
Published on Feb 1, 2015