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Volume 27, Number 7

July 2015

28 Pages

Lubbock, Texas 79401

Caregiver Conference set for Aug. 12 The 2015 Caregiver Conference is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 12, at 1501 Ave. Q, the Prosperity Bank Operations Annex Building. The event is free and open to all caregivers, anyone facing the challenges of dementia, and those who want to learn methods for dealing with the stress that comes with caregiving. Guest speaker is Tam Cummings, author of “Untangling Alzheimer’s” and “The Final Year...The Final Moment.” RSVPs are to be sent to Linda Rautis at 806-762-8721 or lrautis@spag.org. The deadline to register is July 31.

The event is free, but seating is limited. Lunch will be provided. The South Plains Association of Governments, Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring the event. An attendee at last year’s conference said Cummings is amazing. “At the time, my husband was having many, many health issues, and I was his caregiver. My husband died in late October, but what I learned from Tam made such a difference in those last few months.” Cummings is a gerontologist dedicated to untangling the complexities of dementia, and she’s also the founder of

The Dementia Association. An internationally recognized author, educator and keynote speaker, Cummings has helped thousands of families and professional care partners throughout the United States, England, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand understand the stages of dementia and the process of the disease. Tam’s books are designed to allow the first-time caregiver and the longtime professional gain the understanding and skills they need to work effectively with persons with dementia. Her stages of dementia tool, the DBAT, is adapted (See Cummings to speak, Page 4)

Inside 4th on Broadway celebration ............................................. 6 ‘Gotcha Day’ for new house dog, July 4 ............................. 2 Gardening program, July 25, Aug. 1 ................................... 3 Farmers Market every Saturday ......................................... 3 Alzheimer’s workshop, July 9 ............................................. 6 ‘Writers of the Purple Sage’ exhibit at ranching center .... 4 Summer Showcase concerts .............................................. 4

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‘Gotcha Day’ celebration for new house dog, July 14 Jax, a 2-year-old male yellow Labrador, has a new job. He’s the CCO – chief cheer officer – at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest. Jax’s job description is simple: spread love and give joy to the families served. He will be welcomed dur-

ing ‘Gotcha Day,’ 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14 at the Ronald McDonald House, 3413 10th St. This come-and-go event will be a fun opportunity to meet the new team member and will serve as the first official celebration welcoming Jax to his new home.

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McDonald’s will also be providing and cooking hamburgers on the grill for lunch. Jax was bred and trained as a service animal and is the new house dog at the Ronald McDonald House. He was awarded to the charity through a partnership with Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. “Families staying with us are dealing with the stress of a sick child in the hospital,” said Dina Jeffries, president and CEO of the charity. “Many times they leave their four-legged family members behind. Having Jax as part of the team will help spread a little cheer to a sick child’s day.” Randy Laycock, board chairman, said they are excited to introduce Jax to the community. “The board and staff are always looking for new and meaningful ways to meet the needs of the families we serve,” Laycock said. The Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile allow families to stay together

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More than 80 percent of the income is generated by donations. No family is ever turned away for inability to pay and may stay as long as it takes for their child to heal. Families and children now have Jax to cheer them on and help them through challenging times while they stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

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Farmers Market every Saturday through October

6-hour gardening program Earth-Kind gardening, an intensive six-hour program, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on two Saturdays, July 25 and Aug. 1. Both classes will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 48th and Salem. The cost is $35 per person or $50 for couples, and includes lunch and instructional materials. Earth-Kind topics covered in the training include waterefficient landscape design and plant selection, rainwater harvesting, and efficient irrigation practices. Participants will receive an earth-kind landscape management book, a rainwater har-

vesting manual, and a landscape plant guide. As part of the training, homeowners will be eligible to receive a personal consultation from a Master Gardener or an Extension Agent to help them implement what they have learned. To enroll, call the Extension Office at 775-1740 or download a registration form at lubbockmastergardeners.org. The program is sponsored by the Lubbock County AgriLife Extension Service and Lubbock County Master Gardeners. To insure lunch, registrations should be received by July 20 for the July 25 class or by July 27 for the Aug. 1 class.

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The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market takes place at the corner of 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue every Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. June through October. This free public event features vendors distributing fresh produce and crafts. Larry Simmons, marketing manager for the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market, said the outdoor market is a great social event to meet local growers and artists. “It’s a chance to see what types of food crops are growing in the area,” Simmons said. “You know when you go to a supermarket you don’t get to see that.” Simmons said some food products the market offers are eggs, beef, homemade cheese, jams, and large selections of fresh vegetables. The farmers market also offers homemade crafts including woodworking, leatherworking and jewelry. Simmons said the farmers market is a fun,

daytime event downtown that has supported a positive image to the Depot District. It has also resulted in a favorable economic impact to downtown businesses. “It’s given the Depot District and downtown a new event,” Simmons said, “something that has never existed in the city before. There’s never been a big community farmers market, and now that’s here.” According to the farmers market website, 80 percent of all retail goods purchased in the United States are made in China. The farmers market encourages building a strong sense of community and has played a vital part in supporting the local economy. Customers are able to spend money supporting local growers right here in West Texas. In addition to this, customers are free to ask the vendors how they produce their homegrown food.

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‘Writers of the Purple Sage’ exhibit open at ranching center “Writers of the Purple Sage,” an exhibit featuring more than 60 Western writers

who helped shape the public Ranching Heritage Center in image of the West, opened Lubbock. “The writers in this collecin late June at the National tion had a part in creating the romance of the West and the image of the cowboy,” said Dr. Scott White, director of collections, exhibits and research at the 27-acre museum and historical park. The exhibit title — “Writers of the Purple Sage” — is a word play on Zane Grey’s famous novel, “Riders of the Purple Sage.” Published in 1912, the novel set the pattern for the modern Western and sold over a million copies. Owen Wister, who wrote “The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains,” had his 1902 novel form the basis of four movies and a television series. Wister’s novel defined the Western genre and paved the way for such authors as Zane Grey, Louis L’Amour and Larry McMurtry. “The written image of the West has captured the American imagination for more than 150 years,” White said.

“Abraham Lincoln’s favorite book was said to be ‘The Captives of the Frontier,’ a dime novel written by Edward S. Ellis in 1860.” The National Ranching Heritage Center is located at 3121 Fourth St. and open

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. For additional information, contact Dr. Scott White at scott.white@ttu.edu or 806742-0498.

Summer Showcase concerts continue The Summer Showcase Concert Series continues at the Buddy Holly Center. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard. Patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. The showcase is free to the public. There will be a cash bar, food, and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. The schedule is as follows: July 2 - Shane Rogers Band – Alternative Country July 9 - Outlier – Blues, Metal, Country and Latin July 16 - The Hat Trick – Rock & Roll July 23 - The Prairie Scholars – Blues, Metal, Country and Latin July 30 - Mariachi Amistad – Mariachi Aug. 6 - Buggaboo – Americana Rock Aug. 13 - Reverend Al and The Pythons – West Texas Rock & Roll Aug. 20 - Patricia Vonne – Latin Roots Rock

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from the Global Deterioration Scale. Updated with the behaviors easily recognized in each stage of dementia, the DBAT allows families to track the disease process, prepare for the future, and recognize how the behaviors of their loved ones are directly related to damage in the brain’s lobes. As a gerontologist, Cummings provides private consultation and education services to families, extensive education courses for nurses, social workers, administrators, and activity directors, keynote addresses and break-

out sessions on dementia or the aging process for national, state or regional conferences and individualized programming for dementia and memory care communities. Cummings has worked in dementia communities for more than two decades, giving her firsthand experience with persons with dementia, their struggles, and behaviors, and the frustration families and professionals face daily. She has used that experience to develop her stages of dementia tool. She is dedicated and passionate about helping care partners learn the skills need-

ed to provide for care. Cummings has been the director of social work for a skilled nursing facility, the program director for memory care communities, and a geriatric case manager for persons with dementia. She has been in private practice for more than four years. A master’s graduate of Baylor University’s Institute of Gerontological Studies, Cummings complemented her education with post-graduate studies in educational psychology at Baylor and rural public health at Texas A&M University.


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“Trail Dust” © 1940, 1967 by Douglas Meador

The wisdom of silence While possessing a comparatively active imagination, I have never been able to make the story of my wild oat crop sound very convincing or interesting. Anyway, I have observed that the more worldly a man is, the less he says about himself, and I have about decided to bury my past in silence. A man may be stupid, but as long as he remains silent, he does not have to share the secret with anyone. On meeting an early love Nothing but the hills remain unchanged. Even they seem different, or I cannot secure the same perspective that I remember as a youth. But nothing changes more than an old sweetheart who

is fat and 30-odd, suddenly crossing one’s path. There is a tension, a metamorphosis, while the heart shudders and struggles to keep the terrible beauty of young love locked away from what the eyes behold. The voice that was once the cadence of a bird’s song is now the hollow laughter of a strange fat woman. Inwardly a small voice is saying: “How could I?” And on second look at me, her lips almost shape the words, “Thank goodness.” Automatic motion It is embarrassing to me to have someone ask the time of day just after I have looked at my watch. I always have to look again.

Lubbock High Cadets Excel at Leadership The Lubbock High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Unit recently attended the North Texas Basic Leadership Training and Advanced Leadership Academy. The following students participated in the week-long training conducted at the Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth: Corban Anderson, Zachary Bartlett, Christian Diaz, Mia Elder, Sarah Fikes, Zack Penny, Nora Perez, McKenna Stiles, Ashley Velazquez and Jantzen Wells. More than 160 of the best cadets from North Texas participated in a highly competitive environment. The Lubbock group won three of four “Honor Cadet” medals: senior Cadet Commander Nora Perez, junior Cadet Ensign Sarah Fikes, and sophomore Cadet Ensign Jantzen Wells. The Honor Cadets are selected by instructors and peers based upon character, cooperation and leadership potential. The Lubbock High School Cadets were particularly impressive in terms of overall leadership, uniform preparation, and physical fitness.

Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company’s Christmas Party. Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn’t taste like alcohol at all. He didn’t even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong. Jack had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table, and next to them, a single red rose. Jack sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. He looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean. So is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins, then cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him

in the bathroom mirror. Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick: “Honey, breakfast is on the stove. I left early to get groceries to make your favorite dinner tonight. I love you, darling! Love, Jillian” He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee, and the morning newspaper. His 16-year-old son is also at the table, eating. Jack asks, “Son, what happened last night?”

“Well, you came home after 3 a.m., out of your mind, you fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran into the door. All-in-all, one heck of a performance, Dad.” Confused, he asked his son, “So, why is everything in such perfect order and so clean? I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?” His son replies, “Oh, THAT. Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your trousers off, you screamed, “Leave me alone, I’m happily married!”

Wife: “There is trouble with the car. It has water in the carburetor.” Husband: “Water in the carburetor? That’s ridiculous.” Wife: “I tell you the car has water in the carburetor.” Husband: “You don’t even know what a carburetor is. I’ll check it out. Where’s the car?” Wife: “In the pool.”

Blindness and Dementia: The two things people fear the most have the same causes and prevention. A free information session will be given on: ■ July 9th (Thursday) at 5:15 p.m. ■ The Family Vision Center 2704 82nd St., Lubbock ■ Dr. Michael J. Dunn, O.D., speaker

Call 806-745-2222 to reserve seating. * Those attending will receive a free, 225 point, health survey to determine their personal wellness number.


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Alzheimer’s workshop set for July 9 An Alzheimer’s CARE Training Workshop is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Home Instead Senior Care, 1010 Slide Rd. The workshop, which is open to the public, will teach caregivers and other family members how to manage

behaviors, encourage engagement, and care for themselves while caring for their loved one. To attend, RSVP by July 6 to 806-281-4663, Home Instead Senior Care. Space is limited and lunch will be provided.

Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the Alzheimer’s CARE program incorporates an innovative, person-centered approach to help families deal with the difficult changes often associated with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter. ‘What are you doing?’ she asked. ‘Hunting flies,’ he responded. ‘Oh! Killing any?’ she asked. ‘Yep, 3 males, 2 females,’ he replied. Intrigued, she asked, ‘How can you tell them apart?’ He responded, ‘3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone.

4th on Broadway Festivities Set Friday, July 3 Amigos La Raza on the Plaza 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Courthouse Plaza, 1150 Texas Ave.

Opportunity to Comment on the

Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Proposed Amendment No. 2 to the FY 15/18 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) and the Proposed Amendment No. 5 to the 2012-2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) regarding Transit Projects Residents of the Cities of Lubbock and Wolfforth and Lubbock County citizens living within the Metropolitan Area boundary of the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization (LMPO) are encouraged to review and comment on the Proposed Amendment No. 2 to the FY 15/18 Transportation Improvement Plan regarding individual transit projects, the constrained financial plan, and the Program of Projects; and Proposed Amendment No. 5 to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan regarding the financially constrained transit plan. Written comments will be received from June 21, 2015 through July 21, 2015. Public Forums will be held as follows: June 23, 2015 Citibus Downtown Transfer Center 801 Broadway Lubbock, Texas 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

July 7, 2015 Lubbock County Conference Room 916 Main Street, 2nd Floor Lubbock, Texas 2:00 p.m.

Documents of the Proposed Amendments may be viewed on the Lubbock MPO’s website www.lubbockmpo.org.. Comments may be sent to Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization, 916 Main Street, Suite 531, Lubbock, Texas 79401 or via email to twalker@mylubbock.us or djones@mylubbock.us.. This public notice of “public involvement activities” and time established for public review and comment on the Proposed Amendment No. 2 to the FY 15/18 Transportation Improvement Plan and Proposed Amendment No. 5 to the 2012-2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan will satisfy the program-of-projects requirements of the Urbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5307) of the Federal Transit Administration

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Saturday, July 4 Yankee Doodle Dash and Sparkler Sprint 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in Mackenzie Park Picnic in the Park 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Mackenzie Park Sonic 4th on Broadway Parade 9 to 11 a.m. begins at Broadway and I-27 through Mackenzie Park, ending at Hwy 82 Ag Junction Kids Corral 11 a.m. 4 p.m. in Mackenzie Park Ruby Tequila’s Taco Eating Contest 5 to 7 p.m. in Mackenzie Park July 4th Street Dance 7 p.m. to midnight Courthouse Plaza, 1150 Texas Ave. Evening Concert Featuring the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mackenzie Park Gandy’s Fireworks Extravaganza 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Mackenzie Park

A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied, ‘They couldn’t get a babysitter.’ Is it good if a vacuum really sucks? Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?


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VOICE!

By Joan Blackmon, Coordinator Lead With Experience

Movie Night is returning

Mark your calendars for Aug. 7. Covenant Lakeside will host the event in the Arnett Room. Movie will be “You Can’t Take It With You” starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, and others. Contact the RSVP for additional information.

Volunteer Opportunities and Information: Lubbock Meals on Wheels Lubbock Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers, both regular and substitute to deliver meals. Each route contains approximately 10-12 meals and can be delivered in an hour. Orientation and background checks are required for all delivery 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. Volunteers have been added recently, but more are always needed. For additional information call 806-792-7971. Stockings for Servicemen In 2014, Lubbock RSVP and its volunteers assisted in providing more than 4,000 stockings for servicemen serving overseas. This is a true community effort that takes many months to complete. We are in the process of completing stockings for distribution for Christmas 2015. To date more than 1,000 stockings have been completed. If you or your group would like to help – we can use the assistance.

Old Christmas cards, new Christmas cards, personal size toiletries, games, and other items are packed for this effort. If you have a group – large or small – that would like to sign Christmas Cards (can be Sunday School groups, children’s organizations, social groups), donations of ‘free stuff,’ and decks of cards. Items that are labeled with a company logo (pens, sticky pads, golf tees, and other small items) are recommended. If you have 1 or 10 – we can use them. What a great way for West Texas to show their appreciation for our members of the Armed Forces.

For additional information, contact the Lubbock RSVP office at 743-7787. Update on Stockings for Servicemen – more than 1,000 have been completed to date. We appreciate the community support. Gentiva Hospice Gentiva Hospice has opportunities for volunteers in the Lubbock community. There are a variety of ways to provided assistance. Some needs are patient focused or administrative. Hospice volunteers provide socialization, veteranto-veteran visits, music outreach, pet therapy, and respite care relief. Groups and/or individuals are encouraged to apply. Training is provided and equips the volunteers to service in a variety of settings and time frames. Contact Katherine McLamore at 806-831-1664 to discuss options available for you. StarCare Specialty System StarCare Specialty System is looking for volunteers to visit with individuals in nursing facility who have intellectual disability, developmental disability, or related conditions.

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If you have a little time during your busy week, call Kristin Tovar at 806-2152942, and she will help you find a date and time that is just right for you. Volunteers on Call ‘Volunteers on Call' is looking for you. Often, there are groups who need assistance with mail-outs, registrations, or other special projects. If you would like to be added to this list – contact the RSVP office at 743-7787. When opportunities arise, you will be notified, and if you can help that is great. Ronald McDonald Family Rooms Ronald McDonald Family Rooms need your help. The family rooms are housed at University Medical Center and Covenant Lakeside. The family rooms provide a personal respite care inside the hospital setting. It gives families of children undergoing medical treatment a place to assist to alleviate the anxiety of having a loved one in the hospital setting. Families can grab a snack, rest, reflect, or even freshen up with a shower without leaving the setting. Volunteers provide information, guid-

ance and support. You will not be required to perform any health care, just make the recipients feel welcome and relax. These areas are a great place for families to rest and reflect while they have a child in the hospital. Services are available to serve families whether home is two miles or two thousand miles away. If you are interested in assisting at the family rooms, please call Treasa (Covenant) at 806-725-5362 or Shonda (UMC) at 806775-8496. Today is a great day to volunteer! ‘No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.’ – Unknown

A wife asked her husband, “Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have avocados, get 6.” A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk. The wife asked him, “Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?” He replied, “They had avocados.”

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Everybody’s normal – until you know them Professors Join Buffett, Writing book reviews in high school and college was not a favorite thing for me to do. Of course, we all did so since it was part of the requirements for the class. It seemed like I always wanted to tell the whole story if the book was any good at all. Leaving out even a small amount of the story in the review seemed to leave it so incomplete. Since none of you are my professors, I will write these comments with the knowledge and feeling of relief that I will not have to worry about a grade. This will not be a review, as such, but just a few comments about the first part of a book recommended to me by my grandson. How can anyone refuse to

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read anything your grandson recommends? He tells me this book is what a small group he is meeting with is reading. The title is “Everybody Is Normal TILL You Get to Know Them” by John Ortberg. The author is a Presbyterian minister in California and has written a few other books. The book is easy to read. I can see why a group of young people would find it enjoyable while also finding it challenging. What I like about the book are some of the statements that caused me to think about the points and comments made. Some of them are serious. Some are funny. Some are truly thought provoking. A Tennessee State trooper The title alone is enough pulled over a pickup on I-65. to put a smile on your face. The trooper asked, “Got any Most will agree that much of ID?” The driver replied, “Bout what we consider normal is considered “weird” by others. whut?” What is your “normal”? Is it “normal” for you to

have eggs every morning for breakfast? That would be disgusting for some, and we could go on and on. Ortberg calls the first chapter “The Porcupine Dilemma” and no doubt, we identify our own lack of being “normal” and often grieve about our lack of friends and feeling like we belong to a group. Every one of us pretends to be healthier and kinder than we really are. We engage in what is called “depravity management.” We all have traits we wish we did not have and do our best to change or overcome those very things. How many times have we condemned others for things we think we are incapable of? At least we say we would never do such a thing. The longing to connect with others is the deepest longing of the soul. Our need for belonging to a tribe, a clan, or call it a family is universal, and we all need one. We need connection to something that matters and is larger than ourselves. Spend some time thinking about these insights, and there may be more written later.

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Bernanke on Investment Advisor’s 35 for 35 List Deena Katz and Harold Evensky have been recognized numerous times for their contributions to the financial services industry. Evensky and Katz are both personal financial planning professors at Texas Tech University. And for more than 30 years, they have been business partners as well as husband and wife. They were named to Investment Advisor’s 35 for 35 list, which recognizes people who have been influential in the independent financial advice industry and includes billionaire investor Warren Buffett and former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. The recognition was an acknowledgement to what the pair has brought to the industry, through their work as wealth managers and planners and their research and teaching in Texas Tech’s nationally known Department of Personal Financial Planning. “For the magazine’s 35th anniversary year, we wanted to look back at the people who made the industry what it is today and increased our list to 35 advisors, regulators, researchers and pioneers,”

said Danielle Andrus, executive managing editor for Investment Advisor. “Harold Evensky and Deena Katz have appeared on our list many times, and we chose to include them once again for their early adoption of the fee-only model, for their wisdom, and for their continued dedication to educating the next generation of advisers.” Evensky, a professor of practice and chairman of Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial Wealth Management, has been on numerous boards. “I would say it’s luck and passion,” he said. “We were both lucky enough to start when this profession was truly in its infancy. We’ve been involved forever, and it’s become our passion.” Katz, an associate professor and co-chairman of Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial, is frequently named on lists of people who have influenced the financial services industry. She and Evensky were editors of “Retirement Income Redesigned” and “Investment Think Tank.” “Harold and I have always been visionaries, dedicated to helping the industry grow and thrive as a profession,” she said.

When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body, and yet printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning: “For Extra Body and Volume.” No wonder I have been gaining weight. Well, I got rid of that shampoo, and I am going to start showering with Dawn dishwashing soap. Its label reads, “Dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove.” Problem solved!


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A little house with three bedrooms, One bathroom and one car on the street, A mower that you had to push To make the grass look neat. In the kitchen on the wall We only had one phone, And no need for recording things, Someone was always home. We only had a living room Where we would congregate, Unless it was at mealtime In the kitchen where we ate. We had no need for family rooms Or extra rooms to dine. When meeting as a family Those two rooms would work out fine. We only had one TV set And channels maybe two, But always there was one of them With something worth the view. For snacks we had potato chips That tasted like a chip. And if you wanted flavor There was Lipton’s onion dip. Store-bought snacks were rare because My mother liked to cook And nothing can compare to snacks In Betty Crocker’s book. Weekends were for family trips Or staying home to play We all did things together – Even go to church to pray. When we did our weekend trips Depending on the weather, No one stayed at home because We liked to be together. Sometimes we would separate To do things on our own, But we knew where the others were Without our own cell phone.

Then there were the movies With your favorite movie star, And nothing can compare To watching movies in your car. Then there were the picnics at the peak of summer season, Pack a lunch and find some trees And never need a reason. Get a baseball game together With all the friends you know, Have real action playing ball – And no game video. Remember when the doctor Used to be the family friend, And didn’t need insurance Or a lawyer to defend. The way that he took care of you Or what he had to do, Because he took an oath and strived To do the best for you. Remember going to the store And shopping casually, And when you went to pay for it You used your own money? Nothing that you had to swipe Or punch in some amount, And remember when the cashier person Had to really count? The milkman used to go From door to door, And it was just a few cents more Than going to the store. There was a time when mailed letters Came right to your door, Without a lot of junk mail ads Sent out by every store . The mailman knew each house by name And knew where it was sent; There were not loads of mail addressed To “present occupant”

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5 creative ways to gain cooperation from a person with dementia Nearly all people experience some form of cognitive decline later in life. Cognitive decline can cause memory impairment and loss of the ability to reason, according to the University of California’s Berkeley Wellness newsletter. This may explain why elderly parents or other loved ones can become increasingly stubborn as they age. Of course, older people can become stubborn for a variety of other reasons as well -- like simply being set in their ways. That stubbornness can do more than cause caregiver frustration, however. In certain situations, it can even lead to non-compliance with doctor’s orders. A study conducted for the Prevent Senior Hospitalizations program by Home Instead, Inc., cited unwillingness to change as a top cause for not following doctors’ orders. So how do you overcome the constant refrain of “no”?

Try these practical tips to when trying to elicit cooperagain cooperation and reduce tion from an older adult. When you make a request your feelings of caregiver you expect will be met with stress. resistance, try adding a re5 Creative Ways to ward to it. Turn a No into a Yes You may be surprised to discover how eager your 1. Be willing to loved one is to please you compromise. If your loved one won’t when they think they’re getshower, will he or she at least ting something out of it. agree to a sponge bath? What about washing the hair? What about simply washing the hands before eating? Sometimes compromise leads directly to a “yes.”

2. Don’t be afraid to use bribery.

Sometimes adult caregivers can view their elderly parents’ uncooperativeness as a type of temper tantrum. Realize this is not the case. Small children possess the ability to reason, which is why you don’t want to reward a tantrum. However, cognitive decline can lead to an inability to reason effectively. That’s why reward systems are A-OK

eye. Say, “Mom, can you help me with this jigsaw puzzle? You’ve always been so good at this. If we can get just three pieces into place, let’s reward ourselves with some ice cream.”

4. Don’t take the no personally.

Understand that a ‘no’ is not a rejection of you. In 3. Use the ‘three people experiencing cognitive tries’ rule. decline, ‘no’ may represent a The Home Instead Senior loss of memory and the abilCare network trains its pro- ity to use good judgment. fessional caregivers to try Asking your parent to take three times in three different a shower may seem like a ways to turn a no into a yes. perfectly reasonable request Ask your loved one to do to you, but your loved one something: “Mom, let’s work may be thinking, “I just took on a jigsaw puzzle.” a shower earlier this morning. If she declines, wait a Why on earth would I want to while, then ask again with take one again? No!” additional information from 5. Make it easy to cooperher life story: “Mom, can ate by offering choices. you help me with this jigsaw It’s easy to say ‘no’ to repuzzle? I’m stuck, and you’ve quests that seem unilateral: always been good at this.” If she declines again, use “Eat your lunch right now. I physical touch, and offer a went to a lot of work to prereward for complying: Take pare this delicious food.” It’s easier to say ‘yes’ her hand and look her in the when you’re given a choice:

“Would you like to eat lunch at 11:30 or at noon? Would you prefer tuna sandwiches or egg salad?” Unilateral: “Take this pill right now. It’s time.” Choice: “The doctor said to take this pill with your lunch. Do you prefer to take it before you eat or after?” Remember: A lack of cooperation is not the end of the world. It’s easy to get so invested in the power struggle that you lose sight of the overall goal If you’re aiming for 100 percent cooperation and compliance from a stubborn parent or spouse, maybe you need to revise your expectations. The world will not end if someone refuses to shower today (or even for two or three days). By setting reasonable expectations and using tricks to foster cooperation, you can reduce the stress you feel as a caregiver each time you hear the word ‘no.’ --www.caregiverstress.com

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Keeping our patriotic spirit alive

By Margaret Merrell I was scanning through one of the many spiral notebooks filled with the events of my life. (I kept daily records from fall of 1976 until the winter of 2002.) I came upon a fourth of July 1978 celebration I had shared with my rural community of friends and neighbors in East Texas. Well, I might say “they shared with me.” By midmorning, the community center was busy as a bee hive. After celebrating this special holiday with the same families and clans year after year, each adult seemed to know what his particular role was in preparation for the day. There was the huge fish fry area, cold drinks in tubs of ice, gallons of tea and lemonade. Then there was the barbecue section where men had spent most of the night before cooking, pork, beef, chicken and goat and a giant pot of pinto beans and smaller one of crowder peas. Long tables began to get loaded with potato salads, tossed salads, and fruit salads. Every kind of casserole dish, along with corn on the cob arrived in huge amounts. There were mountains of homemade breads and rolls. The dessert table was overloaded with old fashioned cakes, pies and cobblers along with the fancy versions and tons of cupcakes and cookies and fruits. Watermelons were cooling in washtubs with chunks of ice.

Following the great feast came an afternoon of games from sack races to pitching horseshoes and washers. Several baseball games were played while many folks just sat and visited. It was a happy day. The veterans of the group formed the children into a marching band, some playing homemade drums made with different materials stretched over a variety of containers, tin and cardboard. The more talented were playing songs with willow whistles made by the older men. Everybody sang right along with them clapping their hands. Stars and Stripes Forever, Yankee Doodle, more patriotic songs, and just fun songs echoed in the woods as the band marched around the flag pole under the large and beautiful American Flag. The ceremony closed with the oldest veteran giving a simple but inspiring speech about what Old Glory meant to everyone, young and old, and for us to never forget. He led us is saying the pledge of allegiance to flag of the United States of America and the singing of America the Beautiful. Strong of voice, he asked us all to pray and thank God for our many blessings, especially for our ‘Land of the Free.’ May each of you have a wonderful Fourth of July and enjoy the renewal of our patriotic spirit throughout our land. God Bless America.

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Find what allows your body to relax; it’s a matter of health Let me ask you a question? What do you think is important in healing? I just listened to a video by Nick Ortner and Dr. Lissa Rankin. Nick Ortner wrote the book, “The Tapping Solution.” I think the tapping work Nick offers for physical and emotional problems is fabulous. Dr. Rankin is a medical doctor who went into medicine because she wanted to help people, but was disillusioned by having to see so many patients a day and was exhausted. She quit her job. She eventually wrote a book called “Mind Over Medicine.” I highly recommend both of them. It is interesting for me, as a chiropractor, to listen to some of the medical doctors speak. I thoroughly enjoyed her. She came to the understanding that chiropractors are

www.DrElvaEdwards.com taught in chiropractic school: the body can heal itself. Sometimes, as the song goes, “it needs a little help from its friends.” Those friends would be nutrients, relaxation, sunshine, exercise, good water, unaltered food, and so forth. What she focused on in the interview was that the body can heal itself, but only if the body is relaxed. This is such an important concept for people to understand. When the body is stressed out, the healing response in the body is turned off. Take that sentence in for a moment. It means that the only time

the body can heal itself is when it is in the relaxation mode. So my question is: How much time do you give yourself to relax? The American way of doing things these days is to be stressed out. Act as if you never need rest. You have so much to do. This is meant to relay to others how important you are. Only one person who needs to know how important you are, and that is you. You need to value yourself enough to make sure you have proper health, which of course means that you would limit the stress so your body can activate the healing system.

Other countries are better at this than Americans. They take more vacations. Some are happier. My friend who spent almost three weeks in Thailand came back and said, “The first thing I noticed when I got off the plane is how much more unhappy Americans are than the Thai people. We can see it in their face as the Thai people are always smiling.” I remember reading about a study where a pipeline was being built. The workers were American and Polish. Someone decided to do a study to see how well the two groups socialized. At first, they spent time in the evening together having dinner and talking. After a couple of weeks, they noticed that the Americans were with other Americans and the Polish were with other Polish people. They set out to discover why. The Polish were asked, “Do you like the Americans?” They answered that they did. When asked, “Why do you not spend time in the evening with the Americans?” their response was, “Well, the Americans are nice enough. We like them. But after working all day, all they want to talk about is what happened at work that day. We were there. We know what happened. We don’t want to rehash it. “So we tell stories and talk

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CASA advocates for children in foster care

Community members can help make a difference in the lives of Lubbock-area foster children. CASA of the South Plains works for the abused and neglected foster children with volunteer advocates who speak up for their well-being. The need for volunteers is increasing, said Jennie Hill, executive director of CASA. A CASA is a Court Appointed Special Advocate. “The South Plains region has one of the highest per capita rates of child abuse and neglect at double the state average,” Hill said. “CASA volunteer advocates work with the parties involved in a foster child’s case to ensure their best interests are represented. “Our advocates make a

life-long impact in the lives of these most vulnerable youth.” Court-appointed special advocates are community members just like you who ensure each foster child’s needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system while working to find safe, permanent homes for these vulnerable children. CASA’s Impact 1. More than 90% of children with CASA advocates never re-enter the child welfare system. 2. Children with a CASA advocate spend 5 months less in foster care. 3. CASA advocates donated 9,296 hours in 2014, saving county taxpayers more than $370,960 in county-paid attorney fees.

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YWCA pledges to support ‘Building For The Future’ & Sun ‘n Fun facility -- The YWCA is asking for community-wide involvement to raise the last of the $8.5 million to get to the goal to building the new J.T. & Margaret Talkington YWCA, a recreation and aquatics center. The deadline is Aug. 31. Donors can commit to helping raise funds and receive a 4x8 brick in their name or even recognition on the Friends of the YWCA wall in the new facility. An online tool is available to sign up to a fundraising page. When individuals raise $150 on their individual fundraising page they receive a 4x8 Brick Paver at the new facility in their name. This brick will help pave the path to the new facility. When an individual raises or gives at least $1,000, he will receive recognition on the Friends of the YWCA wall inside the new J.T. & Margaret Talkington YWCA Recreation and Aquatics Center. Only 1,000 bricks will be available for purchase through the fundraising program or by directly purchasing a brick paver. Other donations can be made at the YWCA office, 3101 55th St., 792-2733. The YWCA of Lubbock is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

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Texas Tech’s leisure pool ranked as one of the nation’s best Texas Tech University’s leisure pool at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center was recognized recently by College Rank for having one of the best campus pools in the nation. Among the 30 schools chosen, Texas Tech ranked No. 4 and was the highest-ranked school in the Big 12 Conference and the state. The $8.4 million facility

was completed in May 2009 and is one of the largest in the nation. The facility features a 645foot lazy river, an 8-lane lap pool, 25-person hot tub, diving well, and a wet deck for tanning where students can relax. The facility stretches across two acres. “Without the direct input of the Texas Tech student body, our recreational fa-

cilities would not be where they are today,” said Peewee Roberson, managing director of Recreational Sports. “In the last 40 years, Texas Tech Recreational Sports has put in a strong effort to provide our students with facilities they want and need. We are honored to be included in this ranking and will continue to provide for our students.” The methodology of the ranking used subjective data such as reviews, a point

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system based on notable amenities and average temperatures by location, and amenities available to students. This is the second time this year the leisure pool has been nationally ranked. In February, Texas Tech was ranked 15th nationally for the best extras on campus and was the highest-ranked school in Texas. Last year, the leisure pool was featured on ABC News Nightline for its “tricked-out” college campus alongside the University of Missouri, the

University of Akron, the University of Texas-Austin, and Drexel University. The leisure pool is open to students, faculty, staff and family members and offers family hours throughout the day and weekends. The student recreation center also features an indoor facility that allows swimming year round. The facility has standard 25-yard lap lanes at varying depths and a large shallow area with a basketball hoop and is a popular spot for aerobics classes.

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A Great Family Mackenzie Middle School wins STEM Challenge The team from Mackenzie Restaurant on S. Loop Middle School won the sec-

Recently I helped daughter S with a time consuming project at her husband’s office located in the South Loop and Quaker Avenue area. After several hours of work, needless to say, we were starving, and a fairly new franchise, Cowboy Chicken, was conveniently close at 4415 S. Loop 289. There was plenty of parking, and upon entering the restaurant, we proceeded to the order desk, viewed the extensive menu, and placed our order. Daughter ordered the grilled chicken salad, campfire veggies, and a cup of tortilla soup. I ordered the grilled chicken platter with two sides of my choice – twice baked potato and green beans. I as well ordered a cup of tortilla soup. We both chose iced tea, and I, of course, had to try the homemade peach cobbler. All food choices were fabulous. The tortilla soup was the best I’ve ever tasted. There is a self-serve beverage area with other items available for dine-in patrons. Every main menu item consists of some type of grilled or wood-fired rotisserie hormone-free chicken. Also offered are 19 Wild

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her 5 and 6 year olds. After explaining the commandment to ‘Honor thy father and thy mother,’ she asked, ‘Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?’ Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, ‘Thou shall not kill.’

West sides with some noted as either low-fat or spicy. Family-style dinners, which serve from two to eight, are priced from $17.99 to $32.99. Whole chickens are $8.29 each, and sides are either $2.49 for small sizes or $4.49 for large sizes. Main menu items include chicken platters, enchiladas, tacos, sandwiches, tortilla soup, salads, desserts and tea.Menu prices range from $2.39 to $9.89. There are currently 13 locations in Texas and another coming soon to University Avenue and Texas Tech area. Catering and delivery services are available. This is a family-friendly establishment, and with the very affordable family-style prices, it’s time to give mom a night off. I rate this restaurant an A+. For more info, 806-7950881 or cowboychicken.com for online ordering. Happy 4th of July Granny

ond annual TTU/LISD STEM Challenge at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3201 Ave. Q. This year’s challenge required the students to construct a complex device which could erase a white board. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Mackenzie team’s machine had a racing theme and was named The Mackenzie 500. The team comprised four eighth graders: Jace Carroway, Rudy Alcozar, Brianna Burgess, and Roman Montemayor. The team was coached by Mackenzie eighth-grade math teacher Shelbey Salazar. For the next year, Mackenzie Middle School will be the proud home of the Dwyer Cup, the TTU/LISD STEM Challenge traveling trophy. The team from Atkins Middle School came in second place, and the team from

Dr. Jerry Dwyer (3rd from right) of the Texas Tech STEM Center presented Mackenzie teacher Shelbey Salazar (2nd from left) with the Dwyer Cup for winning the 2015 TTU/ LISD Middle School STEM Challenge. Also pictured are the Mackenzie team members: Jace Carroway, Rudy Alcozar, Brianna Burgess, and Roman Montemayor.

Evans Middle School came in third. Lubbock ISD science coordinator is Michael Sizemore. “This year’s challenge was a great success,” Sizemore said. “In addition to enhancing their math and science skills, the students learned invaluable ‘soft skills’ like team work, collaboration with peers, and collaboration with graduate students and teachers.” “These skills will make them better students and bet-

ter people whether they end up going into a STEM field or not.” All 10 LISD middle school teams were given two opportunities to demonstrate how their machine works. The machines were evaluated on a number of criteria including complexity, reliability, creativity, the number of steps required to accomplish the task, and the need for and/or number of human intervention(s) to make the machine work.

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Ranch Hosts help preserve west Texas heritage By Victoria Holloway Volunteers called the Ranch Hosts dress up and reenact scenes to depict life in the late 1700s to early 1900s. The Ranch Hosts are a group of more than150 men and women who help keep west Texas history alive by volunteering at events and teaching classes at the National Ranching Heritage Center. Julie Hodges is the director of education at the National Ranching Heritage Center. She said the Ranch Hosts come from many different backgrounds and consist of mostly retired folks, but also families and children. “(The Ranch Hosts) are an amazing, diverse group of people that can do all kinds of things,” Hodges said. The organization’s members are crucial to making Candlelight and Ranch Day happen, Hodges said. During Ranch Day, the volunteers demonstrate how to blacksmith, lace leather, churn butter, and wash laundry the old fashioned way. At the Candlelight event, they depict live scenes of what life would be like during Christmas in the late 1700s to early 1900s. “They are the heartbeat of Ranch Day and Candlelight,” Hodges said. “(The Ranch Hosts) are what people are coming here to see. They want to see these old time cowboys and cowgirls in character and costume, making each exhibit and

structure come to life.” According to the National Ranching Heritage Center website, the center was established in 1976 and has 49 original and authentic structures that have been relocated from ranches in Texas. John Levacy is the president of the Ranch Hosts and has been involved with the organization for 26 years. He said the group formed around the start of the National Ranching Heritage Center. Levacy said he joined the organization because of his interest in history and desire to preserve the roots of west Texas history. “I think it’s important that everyone know how west Texas came to be,” Levacy said. “A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into building our country to be what it is now.”

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Lewis Neely has been involved with the Ranch Hosts at the National Ranching Heritage Center for about four years. Neely said he enjoys the historical aspect of teaching people and being able to utilize his hobbies including blacksmithing. His blacksmithing hobby was born out of welding with his dad when he was younger. Neely has been blacksmithing since 1992.

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Hospice of Lubbock director and volunteer earn regional awards

Two people with Hospice of Lubbock earned 2015 Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization (TNMHO) Advocate awards. LaLani Carter, a volunteer, and Charley Wasson, executive director/CEO received the awards in late March at the TNMHO annual conference in Dallas. Wasson has been with the group six years, and Carter more than seven. The Hospice Advocate Award recognizes individuals who have served either as a hospice professional or volunteer for no less than three years. Individuals are nominated for their commitment to the core values of hospice, unique approach to providing and ex-

tending hospice services, and exhibiting professional and personal development. Each year, no more than four awards are given out, and all hospice professionals and volunteers are considered. Carter’s nomination was filled with accolades for her service. Carter said she never expected hospice to be her passion, but after one Christmas party with children, she was hooked. She has a gift for relating to people of all ages, from the very young to the elderly. Carter is non-judgmental and respects all people. Wasson’s nomination, which came from his staff, mentioned his ability to turn

negatives into positives, even when having to make difficult decisions. He created a culture of doing the right things for the right reasons. Wasson expects excellence and reminds his staff to use humor, have fun, and maintain a good work/life balance. Hospice of Lubbock has had numerous awardees from TNMHO in the past several years, including the 2014 Hospice Program of Excellence award; 2014 Hospice Advocate, Elizabeth Abraham; 2013 Physician of the Year, Frank Ryburn, Jr., MD; 2013 Nurse of the Year, Jo Beth Edwards; 2012 Volunteer of the Year, Bonnie Hunt; and 2012 Nurse of the Year, Amber Maul.

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An Irish man is stumbling through the woods, totally drunk, when he comes upon a preacher baptizing people in the river. He proceeds into the water, subsequently bumping into the preacher. The preacher turns around and is almost overcome by the smell of alcohol, whereupon, he asks the drunk, “Are you ready to find Jesus?” The drunk shouts, “Yes, I am.” So the preacher grabs him and dunks him in the water. He pulls him back and asks, “Have you found Jesus?” The drunk replies, “No, I haven’t found Jesus!” The preacher, shocked at the answer, dunks him again but for a little longer. He again pulls him out of the water and asks, “Have you found Jesus, brother?” The drunk answers, “No, I haven’t found Jesus!” By this time, the preacher is at his wits end and dunks the drunk again -- but this time holds him down for about 30 seconds, and when he begins kicking his arms and legs about, he pulls him up. The preacher again asks the drunk, “For the love of God, have you found Jesus?” The drunk staggers upright, wipes his eyes, coughs up a bit of water, catches his breath, and says to the preacher, “Are you sure this is where he fell in?”


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Chamber receives award for marketing After earning an award for communication excellence by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives last week, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce earned a first place Texas Chambers of Commerce Executives media award in the marketing campaigns category. The media awards are given in recognition of excellence in specific categories. The Chamber was honored in the campaigns category for its Health Connect and Private Exchange Implementation. “This is another great recognition for the Chamber and its marketing campaign efforts,” said Chamber Chairman Jay Jacobus. “We are honored to receive these two awards this year for the marketing efforts of the Health Connect and Private Exchange Implementation.” The Lubbock Chamber of

Commerce in conjunction with partner FirstCare Health Plans conducted an 11-week campaign to promote the new Health Connect and Private Exchange for renewing members of the Chamber Employer Health Plan. The new FirstCare Health Connect portal gave businesses access to 10 new plans, as well as eight existing plans for currently enrolled groups. During the 11-weeks of promoting the open enrollment period for existing Chamber Employer Health Plan members, the Chamber and FirstCare Health Plans implemented several avenues for marketing and promoting this effort. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce represents more than 2,000 businesses and 73,000 employees on the South Plains with $900 million in economic impact to West Texas.

A punter was at the horse races playing the ponies and all but losing his shirt. He noticed a Priest step out onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the horses lining up for the 4th race. Lo and behold, that horse - a very long shot - won the race. Next race, as the horses lined up, the Priest stepped onto the track. Sure enough, he blessed one of the horses. The punter made a beeline for a betting window and placed a small bet on the horse. Again, even though it was another long shot, the horse won the race. He collected his winnings, and anxiously waited to see which horse the Priest would bless next. He bet big on it, and it won. As the races continued the Priest kept blessing long shots, and each one ended up winning. The punter was elated. He made a quick dash to the ATM, withdrew all his

savings, and awaited for the Priest’s blessing that would tell him which horse to bet on. True to his pattern, the Priest stepped onto the track for the last race and blessed the forehead of an old nag that was the longest shot of the day. This time the priest blessed the eyes, ears, and hooves of the old nag. The punter knew he had a winner and bet every cent he owned on the old nag. He watched dumbfounded as the old nag came in last. In a state of shock, he went to the track area where the Priest was. Confronting him, he demanded, ‘Father! What happened? All day long you blessed horses and they all won. Then in the last race, the horse you blessed lost by a mile. Now, thanks to you I’ve lost every cent of my savings!’ The Priest nodded wisely and with sympathy. ‘Son,’ he said, ‘that’s the problem with

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Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers & Are More Diverse

Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population. Their size exceeds that of the 75.4 million baby boomers, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Overall, millennials are more diverse than the generations that preceded them, with 44.2 percent being part of a minority race or ethnic group (that is, a group other than non-Hispanic, single-race white). These latest population estimates examine changes among groups by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin nationally, as well as in all states and counties, between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2014. Even more diverse than millennials are the youngest Americans: those younger than 5 years old. In 2014, this group became majority-minority for the first time, with 50.2% being of a minority race or ethnic group.

Reflecting these younger age groups, the population as a whole has become more racially and ethnically diverse in just the last decade, with the percentage minority climbing from 32.9 percent in 2004 to 37.9 percent in 2014. Five states or equivalents were majority-minority: Hawaii (77.0 percent), the District of Columbia (64.2 percent), California (61.5 percent), New Mexico (61.1 percent) and Texas (56.5 percent). Among the remaining states, Nevada is the closest

to crossing this threshold, with a population 48.5 percent minority. More than 11 percent (364) of the nation’s 3,142 counties were majority-minority in 2014. Five reached this milestone during the year beginning July 1, 2013: Russell, Ala.; Newton, Ga.; Eddy, N.M.; Brazoria, Texas; and Suffolk City, Va. 65-and-older population The nation’s 65-and-older population grew from 44.7 million in 2013 to 46.2 million in 2014. This group, which now contains the oldest four years

of the baby boom generation (born between 1946 and 1964), is 21.7 percent minority, less diverse than younger age groups. Between 2010 and 2014, the only two counties to add more than 100,000 people 65 and older to their total populations were Los Angeles, Calif. (167,000) and Maricopa, Ariz. (103,000). San Juan, Colo., had the highest rate of increase in the 65-and-older population of any county between 2010 and 2014 (70.9 percent). Two other Colorado counties (San

Miguel and Douglas) were also in the top five. Florida had the highest percentage of its population age 65 and older among states in 2014 (19.1 percent), followed by Maine (18.3 percent). Alaska had the lowest percentage (9.4 percent), followed by Utah (10.0 percent). Sumter, Fla., was the nation’s only majority 65-andolder population county in 2014 (52.9 percent). Chattahoochee, Ga., had the lowest percentage of its population in this age group (4.1 percent).

Texas Tech University System officials announced a gift of $7.5 million from the J. F Maddox Foundation. The gift will support the research activities of the Jack Maddox and Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chairs and will be used to renovate the Engineering & Materials Research Center. In recognition of the gift and the continuing and val-

ued relationship between the Maddox family and Texas Tech University, the Engineering and Materials Research Center building will be named the Maddox Engineering Research Center. “I would like to say thank you to the J. F Maddox Foundation, which has a longstanding tradition of sustained philanthropy that has provided for excellence at

Texas Tech University,” said Robert Duncan, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. “We are grateful for their legacy of generosity and commitment to education. I also want to congratulate Dean Al Sacco, President Duane Nellis, and the entire Institutional Advancement team for their work in securing this significant and important gift.” Located in Hobbs, N.M., the J. F Maddox Foundation’s primary commitment is to the development of grants benefiting residents of southeastern New Mexico with a history of supporting education and Texas Tech. “The J. F Maddox Foundation and the Maddox family are excited to expand their support of the Maddox chairs in the Whitacre College of Engineering,” said Jim Maddox, president of the J. F Maddox Foundation. “Our founder, Jack Maddox, was proud of Texas Tech University and the opportunities his degree afforded him. His brother, Donovan

Maddox, served as president of the foundation following Jack’s death, and his leadership contributed significantly to the foundation’s growth. “Our family is proud to continue their legacies by supporting a research facility that will help ensure Texas Tech continues to contribute to the body of engineering research that drives discoveries and economic development for this entire region.” Located on Memorial Circle at the entrance to the Engineering Key, the planned research facility will occupy the former Media and Communication building, which has been vacant since 2012 when the College of Media & Communication moved. When completed, the Maddox Engineering Research Center will house research labs and facilities. The university has nearly completed the process of gutting the building and removing asbestos in preparation for the renovations, which are scheduled to begin this fall. Fundraising is ongoing.

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Volunteers needed for Casas for CASA fundraising event, July 11-18 The 10 th Annual Casas for CASA raffle fundraiser hosted by CASA of the South Plains is set for July 11-18 at the United Supermarkets, 8010 Frankford Ave. Volunteers are needed to assist with ticket sales. Volunteers can sign up for their choice of two-hour shifts between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. during the event. CASA will host two orientations on July 9. The first is from noon to 12:30 p.m., and the second is from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Volunteers will learn more about the organization, Casas for CASA, and their duties during the event. “We are humbled and deeply grateful that the Lubbock community continues to make Casas for CASA such a successful event, and that it enables CASA of the South Plains to make such a positive

impact on foster youth living in the South Plains through CASA’s volunteer Advocates. “We’re excited to make this year’s Casas for CASA the best yet with the help of our exceptional volunteers” said Amy Stripling, special events and marketing coordinator for CASA of the South Plains. Interested volunteers may contact Amy Stripling, at 806-763-2272 or via email at amys@lubbockcasa.org. CASA of the South Plains empowers community members to serve as volunteer advocates who speak for the well-being of abused and neglected children in the foster care system.

Here’s to the crazy ones Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. (Used in an advertisement for Apple Computer, from the writings of Jack Kerouac.) If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

Court appointed special advocates are community members who ensure each foster child’s needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system while working to find safe, permanent homes for these most vulnerable children. CASA’s Impact 1. More than 90 percent of children with CASA Advocates never re-enter the child welfare system. 2. Children with a CASA Advocate spend five months less in foster care. 3. CASA Advocates donated 9,296 hours in 2014, saving county taxpayers more than $370,960 in county paid attorney fees. To learn how to become an Advocate or to donate, visit www.casaofthesouthplains. org or call 806-763-2272.

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‘Illuminance’ through Aug. 15 At the Buddy Holly Center -- A national competitive biennial exhibition featuring photographic work from across the nation on display in the Fine Arts Gallery. Photographs submitted for this exhibition will focus on the theme, “The Feeling of Rural Night,” set by this year’s juror, Rixon Reed, owner of photo-eye gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ‘John Franklin’s The Natural Beauty of Wood’ through Aug. 23 At the Buddy Holly Center -Woodworking artist, John Franklin, will display his latest creations fashioned from a variety of woods. Franklin uses a lathe to transform wood into functional and sculptural forms, with the goal of maximizing the natural grain and inherent beauty of each type of wood. Franklin’s raw materials come from all over the world, but he’s especially fond of using Texas woods such as mesquite, cottonwood, hackberry, and Manzanita. Every Saturday The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at the corner of 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. through October. July 11-18 Casas for CASA raffle fundraiser hosted by CASA of the South Plains, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., United

Supermarkets, 8010 Frankford Ave., visit www.casaofthesouthplains.org or call 806-763-2272 July 1 - International Joke Day Arts and Crafts, 10:30 a.m., free, ages 50+, Join us in making your own American Flag using popsicle sticks, Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst, 767-2705. July 2 - I Forgot Day Summer Showcase Concert Series – Shane Rogers Band – alternative country, at the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard, original and unique Texas-made music; free; cash bar, food, and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages allowed. July 3 - Compliment Your Mirror Day July 4- Independence Day (U.S.) 4th on Broadway, 9 a.m. - dark, free, all ages, parade, picnic, food, music, and fireworks extravaganza (begins at dusk), sponsored by Broadway Festivals, in Mackenzie Park. July 5 - Build A Scarecrow Day Sunday Concert at Wagner Park – 26th & Flint, 8 p.m. Free music by Westwind Brass Band. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics. July 6 - Fried Chicken Day July 7 - Strawberry Sunday Day July 8 - Video Games Day Beginners Crochet, 1 pm, Ages

See the online calendar at www.LubbockSeniorSource.com. Click on “Enriching Lives Calendar” 50+ Free, Learn basic crochet techniques by making small projects, Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th, 767-2710. July 9 National Sugar Cookie Day Alzheimer ’s CARE Training Workshop 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 1010 Slide Rd. open to the public, teach caregivers how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement, and care for themselves while caring for their loved one. RSVP by July 6 to 806-281-4663, Home Instead Senior Care. Summer Showcase Concert Series – Outlier – Blues, Metal, Country and Latin at the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard, original and unique Texas-made music; free; cash bar, food, and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages allowed. Memory Care Support Group, Isle at Raider Ranch, 6806 43rd St., 5:30 p.m., 806-368-6565. Blindness and dementia information session at 5:15 p.m. The Family Vision Center, 2704 82nd. Call 745-2222 to reserve seating. Attendees will receive a free, 225-point health survey to determine their personal wellness number.

July 10 - Teddy Bear Picnic Day July 11 Cheer up the Lonely Day The Roundtable Luncheon at 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hillcrest Country Club Main Dining Room, 4011 N. Boston Ave. Lubbock. Speaker will be Peter Laverty speaking on “Scenes from Today’s Cuba by a Traveler.” Public is invited, limited menu, $15 including beverage and dessert. Rae of Hope chapter of Threads of Love, 9 - noon, at Monterey Church of Christ, 6111 82nd St. Room 152. If you like to sew, knit, crochet, or just enjoy the fellowship of ladies making clothes for preemie babies, come join us. Bring crochet needles/knitting needles and yarn, and other sewing supplies. We’ll have patterns, materials, a couple of sewing machines and other supplies. July 12 - Pecan Pie Day Sunday Concert at Wagner Park – 26th & Flint, 8 p.m. Free music by Westwind Brass Band. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics. July 13 - Embrace Your Geekness Day Better Breathers Club is a support group for people with chronic lung disease such as COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Joining is free. Learn to manage your lung disease and live better. Meets the second

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Seeds of Hope Waiting on God

Waiting on God to act visibly on our behalf does not mean we are to be idle and do nothing. In fact, Paul gave the Thessalonians a warning: to stay from every brother who is idle and does not live according to his teachings. Waiting on God is critical for the Christian because we learn to hope only in Him, be loyal and obedient to Him, and have faith that He is working in our best interest. “I know the plans I have for you,” said the Lord through Jeremiah. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Since these “plans” originate with the Lord, we are to place our lives in His hands and with hope, wait only on Him. It is unfortunate when we lose patience in Him and move forward on our own and not really know where we are going. His plans are good plans, well designed, and carefully thought out. So, we must wait before Him in silent expectancy. Perhaps the greatest enemy of faith is false success. Waiting and keeping the faith assures us that we are growing into the likeness of Christ and fulfilling His plan for us.

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All of us are confronted by the passing of time - not only the elderly. It is an issue that all of us face whether we like it or not. Yet, our culture is in massive denial that everyone Beyond our control Once, before going into ages and every life will end. Our elderly now live in battle, Alexander the Great

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6220 Milwaukee

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Grand Court

7202 Joliet

Rain Café

Lone Star State Bank

4120 22nd Place

4810 N Loop 289 4811 50th St 23rd & Oak

3200 Amherst 1306 9th

51st & University 3833 50th

4642 N Loop 289 6th & Ave. Q

6402 Hartford

of the Brooklyn Dodgers, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hillcrest Country Club Main Dining Room, 4011 N. Boston Ave. $15 per person, limited menu includes beverage and dessert. July 26 - All or Nothing Day July 27 - Take Your Pants for a Walk Day July 28 - Milk Chocolate Day July 29 - National Lasagna Day July 30 - Father-in-Law Day Summer Showcase Concert Series – Mariachi Amistad at the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard, original and unique Texas-made music; free; cash bar, food, and beverages available for purchase. No outside

3601 4th

Residences at Shadow Hills Rick’s Tire Store

2523 48th

Roof Top Café

602 Indiana

Scoggin Dickey

6104 Ave. Q South Drive

SightLine

3026 54th

9801 Vinton

Silver Star Network

5000 80th

Silver Village

Erskine & Milwaukee

Social Security Office

507 MLK

Souper Salad

1310 Ave. Q

Southwest Cancer Center

beverages allowed. July 31 - Mutt’s Day Monthly Heart Matters Discussions - Dr. Michael Robertson, “Care Coordination Program and its impact on chronic disease management,” focusing on the work Covenant navigators do to reduce readmissions and visits for congestive heart failure. Knipling Education and Conference Center, on the 6th floor of the West Parking Garage at the corner of 21st and Louisville. Note: To add an event, delete an event, or make changes, e-mail maedwards@wordpub.com or call 744-2220 by the 20th of the month for the following month’s publication.

2502 Utica

4302 Princeton

River Smith’s

3502 10th

3131 4th

4910 Emory

Silent Wings Museum

2304 34th

405 Slide Road 5014 Milwaukee 4402 82nd

Tahoka Drug

301 40th St B12 8004 Indiana, Soute B-3

50th & University

82nd & Quaker

Synergy Health Care

50th & University 9802 Quaker 5821 82nd

Lakeridge Nursing

American Wind Power Canyon Lakes Drive

8004 Indiana

Grace Clinic

Covenant Women’s/Children’s

3805 22nd St

2431 S Loop 289

19th & Joliet

American Star

Canyon Lakes Drive

3801 34th

Premier Sportsplex

4515 Marsha Sharp

3800 50th

3101 35th

If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words? Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack? Doesn’t “expecting the unexpected” make the unexpected expected? Why is “phonics” not spelled the way it sounds? If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?


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Books for sale

Complete set (100) Louis L’Amour used paperback books. $100. Call 806-745-4638.

cleaning services

Let Welcome Home Professional Cleaning provide you with quality housekeeping service with trained, insured staff who have passed background and drug screening. Call 773-0446 or visit www.welcomehomepc.com.

resthaven Plot

One Resthaven plot for sale. Section O, Lot 219, Space 1, $2,500 includes transfer fees. 8/14 Call 806-762-3600.

senior vision care

Dr. Michael J. Dunn has provided Lubbock with 36 years of quality vision care. Call 745-2222.

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Place your ad HERE! $7 for most ads. Call 806-744-2220.

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

house & Pet sitting

Home Sweet Home, house & pet sitting. Reasonable rates for exceptional service, References available. Call for rates 325-232-2775. 11/14

cowBoy uP!

“Cowboy Up!” CD. Eleven original “cattle drive” songs. Lyrics easily understood. Professionally recorded at Levelland,. Send $12.99 to John Castleman, P.O. Box 16708, Lubbock, TX 6/15 79490. Free postage.

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Cyanotype workshop set for July 11

Learn the art of the cyanosoMeone neeDs a Meal senior sitters type, one of the earliest photoSeniors: if you need help bath- Our volunteers deliver a lot more graphic processes. ing, dressing, meal prepara- than a meal. One hour a day, a This entry-level workshop tion, or transportation, call me. week, or a month can make a luBBock ceMetery Plot Experienced and references difference. Lubbock Meals on will introduce participants to Lubbock cemetery plot - section available. Call 535-5644 or Wheels. Call 806-792-7971. aspects common to most of the historical processes and 2 B, Lot 34, Space 3 for $600. 239-8942. 11/14 Please call 786-2346. rtu their variations, including Classifieds making simple negatives for rainBow Delivery $ printing, safe and proper ma7 for up to 30 words service 745-6406 ¢ terials handling, paper prepa10 per word above 30. We will do your grocery shopration and coating, exposure, ping, pharmacy pickup, carry Ads must be received & paid and processing. your beloved pet to your vet or for by the 20th of the month The Cyanotype Workshop groomer. Give us a call before for the next month’s issue. 2/15 all time slots are taken. is set for July 11 from 10:30 Email: bcornett@wordpub.com a.m. to noon at the Buddy senior care @ covenant Fax to: 806-744-2225 Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Join SeniorCare at Covenant. Mail to: Word Publications Ave. Ages 8 and up are welBenefits include medical, edu1310 Avenue Q comed. cational, and social. Call 806Lubbock, Texas 79401 The cost is $15. Pre-regis2/14 725-4218. tration by 5 p.m. July 7th is refree ads Buying fishing gear quired, as class size is limited. Local Personal ad, Buying fishing gear - old new any Maximum of 10 words, Payment must be made at kind. Wanting to buy fishing items merchandise priced $100 or the time of registration. For -- lures, reels; Iso fishing gear less, will be run more information and registra-- lures, reels, tackle. Cash in FREE OF CHARGE. tion, call 806-775-3562. hand, Danny, 806-392-8502 3/15

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Scenes from the RSVP Spring Forum held in April ‘Keys to Aging Well’ presented at Spring Forum

Lubbock RSVP hosted its annual Spring Forum in April. The event, “Keys to Aging Well,” presented attendees with a variety of topics related to aging well. Floyd Price presented City of Lubbock Proclamations to Lubbock RSVP and Foster Grandparents. Both programs are under the Corporation for National and Community Service federal guidelines and Senior Corps. Both agencies facilitate volunteers into areas of

need in the Lubbock community. The opening presentation was “The Twilight Zone.” The panel of Russell Madison, Calvert Home Heath; Debbie Callendar, Rehab at Carillon; Dee Neill, SPAGAAA; and Chris Gallarneau, Accolade Hospice addressed a variety of issues facing adults as they age. Information was provided on Medicare, Medicaid, home health, palliative and hospice care, rehabilitation options,

and where to go to get answers to other aging questions. Lee Franks, an attorney with Franks and Pleasant, LLP, discussed “Law and Order” and answered questions on living wills, powers of attorney, medical forms, elder care, and additional money and legal matters. Hospice and after care and “Days of our Lives” was presented by Larry Bloskas, bereavement coordinator, with Accolade Hospice.

Hospice care provides persons with a terminal disease personal care, pain management, and emotional support. Before and after death, families often need emotional support. Caregivers and families surviving the loss of a loved one are offered bereavement care. During the lunch break, Mindy Diller, a registered dietician with Texas Tech Hospitality Services, discussed “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” and eating heathy and

nutritious meals. Mindy provided small adjustments that can make a difference in ones well-being. As a final episode, “All in the Family” was presented as the classic tale of a couple facing the physical and mental adventures of aging. Kurt Kiser and Jane Price Jones portrayed a couple facing hearing, listening, remembering, and loving verbal banter. The final setting received a standing ovation from the more than 200 in attendance.


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Hot weather can cause unexpected health issues

Summer’s hot weather can be a welcome relief from the cold winter months, but it can also pose a threat to older people. As people age, their ability to regulate heat becomes compromised, making them more prone to injury and illness from hot weather. A number of factors can increase seniors’ susceptibility to hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature that can lead to heat stroke. Among these are decreased perspiration, dehydration, alcohol use, medications, poor blood circulation in the skin, and obesity (or anorexia). What many seniors and their families may not know is that chronic conditions can also substantially increase older adults’ risk to heat sensitivity. Seniors who are managing heart disease with saltrestricted diets or medications that reduce sodium levels in the body, for example, are at a much higher risk for heat stress. It is important, though, that older adults with heart disease not stop taking their medications or start taking salt supplements. Rather, they should speak with their doc-

tors to come up with a plan for avoiding heat stress during the summer months. Older adults with diabetes face additional problems with heat as well. High temperatures can cause dangerous imbalances in blood sugar levels so the senior may experience either low (hypoglycemia) or high (hyperglycemia) blood sugar. Diabetics should speak with their doctors about regulating their blood sugar during the summer months. Keeping insulin that requires refrigeration on hand and sufficiently cool can be a challenge, too, but cooling packs can help. Dehydration is also a greater risk for diabetics, so drinking plenty of fluids is important. Seniors with other medical problems, such as lung disease, kidney disease, or any other illness that causes general illness or fever, and those taking multiple medications should be extra vigilant in the summer months as all of these factors can inhibit the body’s ability to regulate heat. Dressing in cool, lightweight clothing; tak-

The Maines Brothers Band set for Aug. 8 The Maines Brothers Band Concert & Panhandle Dance is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Exhibit Hall at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. All original members of the The Maines Brothers Band will be back together for a onenight-only event singing their

favorite hits including “Break the Fall” and “Amarillo Highway.” The concert will include a dance this year. Ticket prices are $45 on the floor and $35 in the bleachers, seat-back chairs. For tickets, call 770-2000 or online at selectaseatlubbock. com

ing frequent breaks in cool, air-conditioned locations; drinking plenty of fluids while avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and sugary drinks; wearing well-ventilated shoes; and scheduling outdoor activities during the cooler hours of the day are steps seniors and other adults can take to prevent heat injuries. Families and friends can help keep an eye on older adults during the summer months and assist if they notice the person is displaying symptoms of heat exhaustion. Symptoms can include headaches; heavy sweating; rapid breathing; dizziness or fainting; weak, rapid pulse; cold, moist skin; chills; muscle cramps; nausea and/or vomiting; and confusion. Medical professionals should be contacted immediately if these symptoms appear, and

the person should be moved to a cool location, mist with cool water, and given fluids to drink until help arrives. Families who are concerned about seniors living alone can hire professional caregivers to help the senior. Caregivers can not only assist seniors with daily tasks, meal preparation, and transportation, but also be the eyes and ears for the family, noticing if something is not right and if the senior may need medical help. - http://www.comfortkeepers.com


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History faculty member named to Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame Ron Milam was honored for his civilian public service in teaching military history. Milam, an associate professor of history, vice president of the Faculty Senate, a Fulbright Scholar to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and a faculty adviser to the Veteran’s Association at Texas Tech University, was recently inducted into the Army’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) Hall of Fame Class of 2015 in Fort Benning, Georgia. According to a letter from Major Gen. Austin S. Miller announcing the induction of Lt. Milam, the Hall of Fame recognizes leadership excellence in both military and civilian public service. “It is a great honor and one that was totally unexpected because I was a ‘one and done’ soldier many years ago,” said Milam, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War. “When they told me of the criteria for induction, I didn’t meet any of them except, perhaps, ‘achieving national and international fame from traits learned at OCS.’ “I was one of only five inductees out of 28 this year who were not career military,

chapter on the Vietnam War in the “Companion to Military History.” Two other book projects are in the works: “The Siege of Phu Nhon: Montagnards and Americans as Allies in Battle,” about one of the most significant battles in the late days of the Vietnam War, and “Cambodia and Kent State: Killing in the Jungle and on the College Campuses,” on

the American incursion into Cambodia in 1970 and the subsequent campus demonstrations that resulted in students’ deaths. He also is under contract to write a two-volume book, “The Vietnam War and Popular Culture.” Milam is a member of the Texas Tech Vietnam Center advisory board; the board of directors of the David West-

phall Veteran’s Foundation, which operates the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in Angel Fire, New Mexico; and the Texas Aviation Historical Foundation. As a member of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, he serves on the content advisory committee for the new education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

Ron Milam

and one of those was posthumously, having been killed in Vietnam. So I truly believe that my induction is based on my career here at Texas Tech, my teaching of military history, study abroad in Southeast Asia, and the many students who have benefited not only from my experience as an officer in Vietnam but also my subsequent scholarship and book.” Milam teaches U.S. history, the Vietnam War, and graduate and undergraduate courses in military history. He wrote the book, “Not a Gentleman’s War: An Inside View of Junior Officers in the Vietnam War,” as well as a

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 eight weeks. Participants are presented with a wealth of information and instruction for diabetes management. The classes are free and open to the public. Upcoming classes: Aug. 4, through Sept. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Arnett Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd. Aug. 12, through Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at Mae Simmons Community Center, 2004 Oak Ave. Contact Josh Moreno at 806-765-2611 ext. 1007 for registration.

2015 Caregiver Conference Area Agency on Aging

Wednesday, August 12 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1501 Avenue Q

Prosperity Bank Operations Annex Building Lubbock

Speaker: Tam Cummings Information and lunch will be provided. Deadline to register: July 31, 2015

RSVP to Linda Rautis at 762-8721 / 687-0940

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