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There’s always something to be thankful for Thanksgiving this year at the Anderson’s home will be as usual – in some ways. “The children and grandchildren with be with the in-laws for lunch, and we’ll all get together here in the evening,” Janney Anderson said. The Andersons are farmers and have spent a lifetime working in the cotton industry, so if there’s good weather on Thanksgiving Day, they were busy. Janney worked at the cotton gin, and they have farm land in Lynn County. Thanksgiving time is harvest time, and farmers and cotton gins work when it’s time. Johnny worked as a representative for Plains Cotton
Growers, traveling to gins and farm meetings in this whole region. “Cotton industry producers and leaders are like no other people in the world,” Johnny Anderson said. “Gin managers, workers, farmers – they are all the greatest on earth.” And retirement time was approaching - a chance to travel and spend more time with family and friends. Ah! Retirement! The dates were set, and the plans made. His retirement was set for June, hers in April. But on Feb. 28, the plans changed. On Hwy. 87, just a few miles north of Big Spring, an
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18-wheeler hit his car from behind, knocking the car into the ditch and then back onto the pavement. OnStar came on saying the vehicle had been involved in an accident and asking if anyone was injured. Johnny was flown to a Midland, Texas, hospital, the nearest trauma center. Later in the evening, he was taken to a Lubbock hospital, arriving about 10:30 p.m. On March 3, a surgeon operated on Johnny’s back, repairing as much as possible and putting two rods in his back. Johnny was transported on (See Andersons Page 2)
Inside Feed a Friend ... It’s as Easy as Pie .................. page 5 Covenant recognition ............. page 8 Documents to create ............ page 10 Christmas parade entries ..... page 24 New Neighbors 40th Anniversary ................... page 24
Medicare Open Enrollment continues through Dec. 7 Johnny and Janney Anderson.
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Andersons are thankful to be together (Continued from Page 1)
March 9 to Craig Hospital in Denver. Since 1956, Craig has been a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that specializes in patients with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. The Andersons spent 90 days at the hospital where rehab specialists worked with them on handling the extreme and unfamiliar chal-
lenges of day-to-day life. T7, the 7th thoracic vertebra, was crushed and splintered in the wreck, and that punctured the spinal cord, leaving Johnny a paraplegic. Paraplegia involves impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. Johnny’s injury is complete paralysis from just above the waist down.
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“Your life suddenly revolves around what everyone takes for granted,” Janney said. “But I’m thankful he’s still here. We are fortunate because most victims with the T-7 crushed usually die because it is so near the heart that it’s fatal.” It’s hard for both, but Johnny is concerned about his spouse of 45 years. “Janney has to help me do everything,” Johnny said. “It is so hard to see what she has to go through every day. “I did everything around the house. I even have a workshop out back there where I fixed all sorts of things. I was healthy and worked all the time. I liked my work, and I was capable of doing anything.” His excellent health condition was one of the factors that probably helped him survive. “He was in such good shape,” Janney said. “I lived in a comfort world because he took care of so many things,” Janney said. “All this is outside my comfort zone. At one time in early life, I had wanted to be a nurse, but I’m inadequate to be his full-time caregiver now.” Calva Ledbetter, one of Johnny’s cousins, sent a birthday message to Janney recently, “Happy birthday, Janney! Many blessings as you adjust to your new normal life.
Retirement celebration Johnny and Janney Anderson were honored with a retirement celebration in August at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture. Johnny retired from Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., and Janney retired from Slaton Co-op Gin. Johnny was born in O’Donnell and raised in a cotton farming family. Janney was born and raised in Lubbock. Our whole life has changed because of an accident, Janney said. I prayed that God would fix him. Now I just pray for strength daily – for both of us. In an instant, my whole life was different, Johnny said. “I’m fortunate to have what I have, but it’s tough,” Johnny said. “It’s a struggle every day, but I do have my
upper body – my mind and my arms – and I can do some things.” The Andersons have four grandsons, Jordan, 13; Tate, 8; Rhett, 6; and Beau, 4; and two children and spouses, Shawn and Heather Anderson and Sha’Lyn and Shane Moore. As for Thanksgiving this year, they’ll all be together on Thanksgiving evening, and for that, they are grateful.
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Seasonal water conservation measures
The city’s seasonal “time of day” water conservation measures ended Sept. 30. Starting Oct. 1, each customer may irrigate any time during the day on assigned days. During the summer months (April 1 to Sept. 30), no irrigation is allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to prevent the loss of water due to the high evaporation rates. During the cooler months, the restriction is removed to prevent customers from irrigating when freezing temperatures occur. The city prohibits irrigating landscape when temperatures drop below 35 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, the following water conservation measures are still in place: • Landscape irrigation allowed during two assigned days per week. • Irrigation schedules are based
on the last digit of the house address: Addresses ending in 0, 3, 4, or 9 – Monday and Thursday Addresses ending in 1, 5, or 6 Tuesday and Friday Addresses ending in 2, 7, or 8 – Wednesday & Saturday • Soaker hoses, drip irrigation, and hand watering are allowed any day at any time. • City operations and wholesale customers must adhere to restrictions. • Variance applications for irrigating new landscape material are available at mylubbock.us/homeirrigation. The City of Lubbock asks that all residents and businesses continue to be considerate and efficient with their water usage in an effort to conserve water and reduce overall demand to preserve water supplies for many decades to come.
Bridge maintenance project The Texas Department of Transportation has begun a routine bridge maintenance project that will repaint various bridges along Marsha Sharp Freeway (US 62/82), Loop 289, and Spur 327. The $1 million project began Oct. 2, on the Spur 327 bridges.
Motorists traveling these roadways over the next several months should be prepared for various lane closures, both on the mainlanes and cross streets at the major intersections. Motorists are advised to slow down and stay alert when entering the work area and should watch out for workers and construction equipment. Work on the project is expected to be ongoing through mid-December, with work suspended during the winter months, and then resuming once temperatures allow.
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Leadership Lubbock class begins in January
The 2018 Leadership Lubbock class will begin in January with a mandatory full-day orientation on Jan. 17. Since its inception in 1976, Leadership Lubbock has provided an outstanding leadership and community orientation program for selected Lubbock Chamber of
Commerce business leaders. The program provides a source of leaders for Lubbock by ensuring that Leadership Lubbock participants receive necessary community information/orientation and leadership skills. Leadership Lubbock is open to members of the Lubbock Chamber of Com-
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Tina King, Covenant Health Shannon King, McDougal Realtor Michael Krusin, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. Philip Littlejohn, Atmos Energy Jonathan McClanahan, Suddenlink AJ McCleod, StarCare Specialty Health System Kelsey McGee, First Bank & Trust Tabor McMillan, Centennial Bank David Medrano, American National Bank Ross John Narvaeth, BGR Architects, Inc. David Putman, Aflac Emmanuel Ramirez, Ronald McDonald House Charities Stacy Riker, Payne & Truitt, Attorneys at Law
Matt Rose, Lubbock Power & Light Tammie Sansom, Prosperity Bank Nicole Sharp, Snelling Staffing & Payroll Jason Skrabanek, City of Lubbock Police Department Doug Smith, Coca Cola Southwest Beverage Allen Smith, United Supermarkets, LLC Kelsey Stokes, Wellington State Bank Jessica Terrell, Happy State Bank AJ Torres, Casey Carpet One Deirdre Trotter, Bustos Law Firm, P.C. Jonathan Tutino, City of Lubbock Police Department Ian van Reenen, First United Bank (See Leadership, Page 5)
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Feed a Friend . . . It’s as Easy as Pie With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking seriously about PIE! Easy as Pie. Lubbock Meals on Wheels and United Supermarkets are beginning the second largest fundraiser of the year, the Easy As Pie fundraiser from Nov. 10 to 18 at all Lubbock Amigos, Market Streets, and United Supermarkets. Make a $5 donation, and get a coupon for a free Mrs.
cherry, and very berry). It’s as easy as telling your checker to add $5 to your total when you get groceries. Donations can also be given to the volunteers in each store or at the customer service counter. Donations can also be made at the Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ office and Chris Abers, a United general manager, won still receive Mrs. the pie-eating contest in 2016. Feed A Friend Smith’s coupons. ... It’s as Easy as Pie begins Nov. 10-18 to raise Coupons are refunds for Lubbock Meals on Wheels. deemable at any Lubbock Amigos, pie (pumpkin, sweet potato, Smith’s dutch apple, apple, peach, Market Street, or United through Dec. 31. All proceeds benefit Lubbock Meals on Wheels, and help people remain at home, well fed, and independent. The event kicks off with a celebrity pie eating contest at noon Nov. 10, at the new United on 4th & Milwaukee. More than 300 volunteers are needed throughout the Noel Garcia and Chris Abers, both with United Supermarkets, week to help collect donawere in a run-off to determine the pie-eating contest winner tions and hand out pie couin 2016. pons at the 11 area United Supermarkets. Any group or organization interested in (Continued from Page 4) Kim Wheeler, Lubbock volunteering may call the David Vaughn, Centennial Christian University Lubbock Meals on Wheels Bank Jamie White, Peoples at 806-792-7971. Stacey Wade, RPC CPAs Bank This year ’s goal is + Consultants Paris Wright, Volunteer $65,000. Jeanelle Wadkins, City of Center of Lubbock To learn more, go to lubLubbock Police Department Stephanie Young, First- bockmealsonwheels.org. Care Health Plans
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20 Under 40 recipients announced The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals of Lubbock announced the 2017 Twenty Under Forty award recipients. This initiative aims to recognize outstanding individuals under the age of 40 who exemplify leadership in their careers, while actively participating in the community. Award winners will be honored at a banquet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 at the
Texas Tech University McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Tickets are available at LubbockChamber.com or call the Chamber at 7617000. Recipients are: Robin Averhoff, Covenant Health Jennifer Bledsoe, Happy State Bank Jef Conn, Coldwell Banker Commercial Lindsey Diaz, Lubbock County
Marcy Erwin, Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham, LLP Ashley Gonzales, Texas Tech University Michael Laughlin, Llano Estacado Winery Kristi Laverty, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. Victor Le Gloahec, Covenant Health Alazar Martinez, Robinson, Burdette, Martin & Seright, LLP Nick Mears, Caprock Business Consulting
Heather Newberry, United Supermarkets Andrew Paxton, City of Lubbock Tracy Pearl, Texas Tech University Stephen Schwieterman, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. Neal Spradlin, Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, LLP Lori Truitt, Payne & Truitt Chad Wheeler, Open Door Ryan Wilkens, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.
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‘Daydream Believer’ - The Monkees, November 1967 “Most of the time, the words of a song don’t mean anything. They are just words that went together well.” - John Lennon The Monkees’ “Daydream Believer” on Colgems Records spent four weeks atop the “Billboard” chart. Twelve years later, Anne Murray’s remake on the Capitol imprint reached a whole new audience. The iconic ditty has been recorded by such diverse acts as the Four Tops, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Susan Boyle. “Daydream Believer” has been played on the radio more than 4 million times, yet this classic hit came very close to never being recorded—all because of a single word. In 1961, folk singer John Stewart joined the popular Kingston Trio, replacing charter member Dave Guard. Stewart stayed with the outfit for six lucrative years but eventually tired of the tour road—and of singing “Tom Dooley” every night. In hopes of establishing a
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solo career, he began writing songs in his off-hours. Stewart created a “suburbia trilogy” about marriage and what happens with couples when the “new” wears off. His three songs included “Do You Have a Place I Can Hide?” “The Ballad of Charlie Fletcher” and “Daydream Believer.” He knew instinctively that “Daydream Believer” was the best of the lot. A short time later, Stewart found himself at a Hollywood party, chatting with record-producer pal Chip Douglas, who was cranking out hits for the Monkees, the wildly popular made-for-TV Beatles knockoffs. Douglas asked Stewart if he had any good material for the group. Stewart answered that he
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and provide him with that coveted ticket out of his Kingston Trio grind. After a thoughtful pause, he grinned and replied, “Well, ‘happy’ is working for me real good right now.” On his “The Lonesome did indeed have one really Picker Rides Again” album good tune and, with his gui- from 1971, Stewart pokes tar, auditioned “Daydream fun at “Daydream Believer,” Believer” on the spot for changing the familiar line Douglas, who then requested a tape of the song. Before long, Stewart handed Chip a single-song cassette. Only three days later, Douglas called with great news: the Monkees wanted Stewart’s creation! Well, there was just one caveat, Douglas cautioned. Colgems Records wouldn’t let lead singer Davy Jones say “funky,” a commonly used “hip” word but one that lacked a specific definition and was therefore open to a wide variety of interpretations. Douglas explained that the lyric line “Now you know how funky I can be” would have to be changed to “Now you know how happy I can be.” Stewart was miffed. “’Happy’ doesn’t even make sense,” he grumbled. Douglas pressed the issue. “John, if [Jones] can’t sing ‘happy,’ they won’t do it.” Stewart knew that a Monkees release of “Daydream Believer” could easily become a worldwide smash—
“A daydream believer and a homecoming queen” to a tongue-in-cheeky “A daydream deceiver and an old closet queen.” He always remained grateful for “Daydream Believer,” though. “It didn’t just pay the rent,” Stewart once candidly claimed. “It has kept me alive all these years.”
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Covenant receives recognition from Healthgrades Covenant Health announced in October that Covenant Medical Center has received the most 5-star ratings of any hospital in the Lubbock region. “Being recognized for outstanding quality of care is the best award we could possibly receive,” said Dr. Craig Rhyne, regional chief medical officer of Covenant Health. “We continuously strive to achieve clinical excellence, and this recognition helps us realize our efforts and constant strides for excellence are making a difference for our patients.” In addition to the overall recognition, Covenant Medical Center received 5-star ratings for the quality of clinical procedures in the following areas: orthopedics, gastrointestinal, cardiac and
vascular as well as one Best Hospitals ranking and several top 5-10 percent in the nation rankings. Below is a complete list of the ratings for Covenant Medical Center. Vascular § One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery. § Recipient of the Healthgrades Vascular Surgery Excellence Award § Top 5% in the Nation for Vascular Surgery § Top 10% in the Nation for Vascular Surgery § 5-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery Cardiac § 5-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery § 5-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures Orthopedics
§ 5-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for six years in a row Gastrointestinal § 5-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for two years in a row The ratings above were updated by Healthgrades with the following corrections: § Due to a data error by Healthgrades, the 5-star rating for prostate removal surgery has been updated and prostate removal surgery is now 3-star which is ‘on target or at expectation.’ § 5-star rating for gallbladder removal surgery added, for the 2nd consecutive year. § In vascular services, the rating increased from 3-star to 5-star in Carotid Surgery § Covenant Medical Center also has achieved One of
America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery. Walt Cathey is president of Covenant Medical Center. “I am incredibly proud and humbled by the 5-star ratings,” Cathey said, “and I want to thank our medical staff and caregivers for their tireless effort in delivering not only superior quality care but personalized, compassionate care our patients have come to know and trust.” Dr. Paul Walter is a cardiologist and vice president for cardiac services. “We are extremely pleased with the superior quality scores including one of America’s 50 Best Hospital ratings from Healthgrades. The ratings reflect not only our ongoing effort to achieve excellence, but it validates the trust by patients across
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For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 5,000 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohortspecific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. **Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
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A delightful deli on the South Loop: dine in, delivery, catering Yes folks, this month’s column is about Jason’s Deli. I’ve eaten in the dining room many times in the past; however, you must be informed about the prompt delivery service offered. Our family has taken advantage of this service due to our medical difficulties of late. We all love the “Ruben the Great” sandwich which is piled high with either corned beef or pastrami, topped with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and then grilled on the ever-favorite rye bread – yummy! We also ordered French onion soup which is loaded with onions and melted cheese. Our order came with complimentary individual bags of kettle or baked chips & a large spear of a crunchy dill pickle. Either meat of your choice is thinly sliced and no less than ½ lb. of deliciousness. Our favorite meat is the corned beef. To say that Jason’s Deli is the sandwich capital of the planet is an understatement. There are no less than 27 kinds to choose from plus a “Build Your Own” category makes it endless. If the sandwiches aren’t tempting enough, there are pastas, potato and salad entrees. Also are 12 selections of soups, 7 choices of desserts and the largest, award winning, kids menu I’ve ever seen since writing this column. Oh yes, let’s not
forget the free ice cream and a complete selection of soft drinks, teas, coffee, milks, orange juice and a selection of cane sugar sodas. For all the health-conscious patrons out there and you can count me in, there are some menu facts concerning every category. Every item listed gives the calorie count, even according to the portion size. There’s also a list of the nitrate-free meats and boasts that all their foods are free from dyes, artificial trans fats, flavors, processed MSG, and high fructose corn syrup. In the bread selections, there is a gluten-free item and 5 organic ones from which to choose. Also, many foods are listed with a V or GS and sometimes both. The V is for the vegetarian crowd, and GS is for all the gluten-sensitive patrons. The chicken items are all listed as 100% antibiotic free. There is definitely safe food served here for everyone. There are so many tempting menu items but one in particular should be of interest to everyone. It’s the Salmon Pacifica Salad developed with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. It’s made with Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon, organic field greens, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, pickled red onions, fire roasted piquillo peppers, chopped avocados, and topped off with their new cucumber
dill vinaigrette. A portion of the proceeds from this salad benefits the cancer preventions research program at MD Anderson. Besides their wonderful delivery service, they also do
catering. Keep this in mind when planning your entertaining – especially during these busy holidays coming up this month and next. Your guests will appreciate having healthy and delicious food
during this over-indulgences season. Until then, happy dining and Happy Thanksgiving to all. Granny P.S. – Next month, the column will have a Christmas surprise for you!
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Keeping pertinent information, paperwork, and records well organized and readily available is key to simplifying and addressing these tasks efﬁciently. For families whose loved ones live far away, monitoring and maintaining the best possible care can be a challenge from a distance. Decision making, and addressing daily needs can become complex without quick access to a family member’s documents, doctors, or pertinent information. Here is a list of essential documents to create and keep nearby to ensure you always have the information you need.
✔ Create a list of medications and supplements your loved one is takes regularly. • Supplements should be included in case there are known reactions with any medication.
✔ Create a list of where to ﬁnd important documents in your loved one’s home • With your loved one’s permission, inventory their home for important documents • Ask your loved one about any places they may keep important information in case of an emergency
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‘An Original to Remember’ on Christmas morning My journey started when one day I was visiting my mom, and then got to talking with others who lived in the same complex. The place is not a nursing home, but a place where each person can live in his or her own apartment but can get help in a minute if needed. Independence is very important. One day I was visiting with someone whose son had died of cancer. She moved here to be with her only other child, her daughter. She knew no one else. Seven
months after she moved here from out of state, her daughter died in a car wreck. She did not have money to move back home over 1,400 miles away, so she stayed. While she was grieving for both of her children, she had no one to just visit with her. It broke my heart. Christmas was coming. Many others in the complex had a story to tell. Some residents were friendly. Some were grouchy. All had a heart, and all really wanted a smile, if even for just a minute.
So I had an idea. I got on a site that does crafting and told my story and asked for help. I asked for gifts between $20 and $25, homemade or store bought. I found out so many people care. I could not gift one without having something for everyone. But God was watching out for them, and it all came together. Outside each door was a Christmas gift. They were like kids - literally. When one woke up and opened her door and saw presents
for everyone, she knocked on all the doors, and was so excited. 75 gifts were set out. They talked about it for a long time. Even the grouchy ones were smiling. I can’t tell you how happy it made me. No one knows who does this, and I would like to keep it that way.Of course I plan to do it again. The rules are the same: a gift between $20 and $25 in value, homemade or bought. Each gift is to be in a gift bag. I set up a site and told a bit about each senior to help
with the gift giving. Some have pets, and they got the pets a gift. Oh, this made them extra happy. The gifts are taken to KK’s at 66th and Indiana. The kindness and generosity this store has shown is amazing! Last year I was asked to do 14 veteran gifts. The only info I received was clothes sizes and ages. This year I will be doing 45! I also was asked to take on another 80 senior gifts. So I need help.
(See ‘An Original’, Page 19)
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Page 12 • November 2017 • Golden Gazette Speed was high Weather was not Tires were thin X marks the spot.
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A man, a miss, A car a curve. He kissed the miss, And missed the curve.
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Don’t stick your elbow Out so far It may go home In another car.
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Trains don’t wander All over the map ‘cause nobody sits in the engineer’s lap.
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She kissed the hairbrush By mistake She thought it was her husband, Jake.
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Drove too long Driver snoozing What happened next is not amusing.
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Cautions rider To her reckless dear Let’s have less bull And a little more steer.
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At intersections Look each way A harp sounds nice But it’s hard to play.
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The one who drives When he’s been drinking Depends on you To do his thinking.
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Car in ditch Driver in tree The moon was full And so was he.
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Passing school zone Take it slow Let our little Shavers grow.
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Roasted Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower Ingredients ● 1 large head of cauliflower, firm not old and floppy ● 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil ● Black pepper ● Oil spray or olive oil ● Finely chopped parsley, for garnish, if desired Crust: ● 1/2 cup grated parmesan ● 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs ● 1/2 tsp dried oregano or thyme ● 1/2 tsp paprika ● 1/2 tsp black pepper Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 390. 2. Mix crust ingredients in a small bowl. 3. Break cauliflower into large florets. Cut very large florets into 1.5cm / 3/5” thick slices, and the medium florets in half. You want a large flat surface area on each piece for the crust to adhere to. 4. Line a baking tray (30 x 40 cm / 12 x 16”) with paper. 5. Drizzle tray with oil and spread the oil all over the paper. 6. Sprinkle crust mixture all over the tray, as evenly as possible. 7. Place cauliflower down on the crust mixture, pressing down lightly, keeping a tiny bit of space between each one. 8. Spray generously with oil. Sprinkle with a bit of black pepper. 9. Bake for 20 minutes until crust is deep golden. 10. Use tongs to turn the cauliflower so the crust side is up. Bake for 5 more minutes. 11. Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley or other herb, if desired.
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Just a natural part of life, so ...
Let’s talk about gas
By Dr. Sameer Islam straw allows extra air in. Although At our office, we like to talk about it can seem a bit gross or impolite to poop. It’s a natural part of life, and belch, it serves an important funcit’s one of the functions that keeps tion by letting excess gas out of your your body moving like it’s supposed body, which will in turn help lessen to. discomfort. The GI system may not be glamIf you’re looking for a way to cut orous, but it is a crucial part of your down on belching, it is important to health. In addition to talking eat slowly so your digestive about poop, today we’re tract can start doing its job also going to talk about before the food makes its gas. We’ve all been there way down into your stomand have experienced gas, a ach. Eliminating carbonated loud and badly timed belch, beverages may also help. or bloating. Your gas might be due to These uncomfortable Sameer Islam, what’s on your plate M.D. (and potentially embarrassAlthough flatulence and ing) bodily functions are actually bloating can be an embarrassing and an important part of your digestive uncomfortable health issue to deal system. with, it can often be caused by a Pardon me while I expel my gas healthy diet. Belching is a result of trapped gas Many high fiber foods, veggies, or in your stomach and esophagus that beans are common culprits, as well has to find its way out through your as milk and dairy products. These mouth. foods have fiber, sugar, and starches You may find yourself experienc- that the body has difficulty processing the need to belch more after eat- ing, which causes the release of gas ing a large meal, drinking carbonated into the intestines. The gas has to beverages, or eating too quickly. make its way out of the body someSome people even find themselves how, which is what could result in experiencing the need to belch after this flatulence. drinking from a straw, since the So what does excessive gas mean? If your gas is causing you serious A member of Parliament to Disraeli: discomfort, or you’re finding that it “Sir, you will either die on the gallows is excessive or that it has an extreme or of some unspeakable disease.” smell, there could be more to it. “That depends, Sir,” said Disraeli, Patients who are lactose intoler“whether I embrace your policies ant, have certain GI disorders, IBS, or your mistress.” or certain forms of cancer may find “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful their gas is a little more severe than evening. But I’m afraid this wasn’t it.” -GrouchoMarx others. Contact your healthcare provider and make an appointment to “I have never killed a man, but I have talk about your gas, and get to the read many obituaries with great bottom of it. pleasure.”
- clarence Darrow
RSVP volunteers to be honored Volunteers will be “Rockin’ Around The Clock” in celebration of the many hours of service they provide in many places in and around Lubbock. The RSVP Recognition Dinner is set for Nov. 16 at the Clarion Hotel, 3201 South Loop 289. Registration is at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Volunteers are free, and guests
are $10, payable at the door. RSVP to Clay Ament by Nov. 2 to 743-7787. The annual recognition dinner will provide a great night of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll, delicious food, and great fellowship.
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Seeds of Hope Thanksgiving
It looked old and worn and held together with many stitches. It didn’t look like much of a doll but Missy loved it more than anything in her world. It was stuffed with dry beans. Each day she would play with it, and every night she would sleep with it. It brought her pleasure and comfort. One day while her brother was building a model airplane, she accidently bumped into it and knocked it to the floor. Looking at the bits and pieces that were scattered before him, he shouted angrily, “Look what you did! You just wait Missy - I’ll get even with you!” The next day Missy and her Mom went shopping. As soon as they left, he found her doll, took it outside and buried in his mother’s rose garden. Smiling to himself he said, “She’ll never find that old doll now.” When Missy returned home and could not find her doll, she burst into tears and ran to her room. Darren denied knowing anything about the doll, claiming, “She just left it some place. It’ll turn up.” And it did. Mom was cutting some roses for the dinner table and discovered an arm from the doll sticking out of the dirt. She asked her son, “Did you
do this?” Looking at the doll he said, “Yes, Mom, but I should have known better.” It’s that way with our sins. We try to cover them - but along comes God and uncovers them. “Our iniquities, the secrets of our heart and its sins, (which we would like to hide even from ourselves) are made known to you and us through your holiness and the work of your spirit.”
Not for long
A soldier wrote his dad from a combat zone in a wartorn country. In the upper left hand corner under his name he wrote, “Not Here for Very Long.” True of the soldier - true of each of us. Life at its longest is very short in light of eternity. Wisely Moses advised us to go to God and ask him to: “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Time has no favorites. We are each given 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 52 weeks a year. It does not matter who we are or what God has called us to do, none of us can add one second of time to our lives once God has called us home. Time can be used to influence others - one way or another. Time gives us opportunities to serve the Lord. Jesus said, “All of us must quickly
GUIDO EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION carry out the tasks assigned by the one who sent me, and there is little time left before night falls and all our works come to an end.”
Destiny of a nation
Goethe is recognized as one of the greatest German politicians and authors. Having keen insight into the life and future of his nation he wrote, “The destiny of our nation can be determined by the opinions of our youth!” Few would disagree with his observation. The statesmen of our nation say the same: “The future lies with our youth.” If that is true, and it is, we must admit that “the future of our youth lies with us!” And since that is true, and it is, we must ask ourselves, “What are we doing to prepare our youth to lead our nation?” Will they know the God of the Prophets and the Christ of the Apostles and disciples of the early church? Will they learn and follow and lead with the “faith that was once delivered to the saints?” Or will they surrender their lives to the attractions of materialism and self-centeredness? Recent studies reveal that 60% of our youth will no longer attend church when then turn 20. And even though some churches have vibrant youth programs, they
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are having no long lasting influence on their lives. Few make a lifelong commitment to Christ, to serving him. It seems obvious that we are entertaining but not educating. What needs to be done? Moses, once again, provides insight and advice: “May
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your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.” The fact of the matter is that his deeds and splendor can only be seen in our lives. If our faith does not work for us, “Why” they will ask, “should we believe in your God?”
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Golden Gazette Crossword Puzzle ACROSS
1. Second letter of the Greek alphabet 5. Antiaircraft fire 9. Pertaining to sound reproduction 14. Greek goddess of the rainbow 15. Solitary 16. Pry 17. Deities 18. Youthful 20. Eccentric 21. Momentous 22. Column in the form of a man 24. Fairyland 28. Primordial giant in Norse myth 29. Lees 31. Conclusion 32. Pitcher 33. Commmunication medium 34. Magazine 35. Ireland
3 6. Leg of lamb 37. Sector 38. Hurried 39. Peculiarity 40. Dreadful 41. Inquire of 42. Robust 43. Metal containers 44. Stanza of six lines 46. Hide 49. Remains of a ruin 52. Monetary unit of Romania 53. Outward show 56. Web-footed aquatic bird 57. Chirp 58. Horse of mixed color 59. Continent 60. Containing tin 61. Springing gait 62. A person that uses
1. Intolerant person 2. Become eroded 3. Children’s game
4. Donkey 5. Taste 6. Water-repellent cloth 7. Soon 8. Salmon that has spawned 9. Relieve 10. Aunt’s husband 11. Female deer 12. Electrically charged atom 13. Choose 19. Result 21. Islamic chieftain 23. So be it 25. Merciless 26. Silly 27. Verge 29. Motherless calf 30. Public disturbance 32. Efface 33. Phial 35. Periods of history 36. Abrading tool 37. Bluish white metallic element 39. Treatment of disease 40. Inhabitant of Denmark
4 3. Believable 45. Between 46. Source of cocoa 47. Lofty nest 48. Pertaining to the moon 50. Vehicles 51. Gnarl
53. Statute 54. 21st letter of the Greek alphabet 55. Writing instrument 56. 19th letter of the Greek alphabet Solution on P. 21
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Theodore Roosevelt on liberty & truth
“The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or anyone else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about anyone else.” - Theodore roosevelT
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baskets, wreaths, picket trees, jams & jellies, seasonal decor, baked goods, and more. Nov. 5 – Time Change & Gunpowder Day Nov. 6 - Marooned without a Compass Day Nov. 7 – Election Day & Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society – 7 p.m. Forest Heights UMC, 3007 33rd St. www.LubbockGemAndMineral.org. Nov. 8 - Cook Something Bold Nov. 9 - Chaos Never Dies The Alzheimer’s Project shown from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Raider Ranch, 6806 43rd St. HBO documentary film. RSVP to 806-589-0222 for complimentary lunch. Caregiver Support Group – 5:30-6:30 p.m., 2nd Thursday each month. Raider Ranch,
6806 43rd St. Free but RSVP to 368-6565. Nov. 10 - Forget-Me-Not Day Feed a Friend . . . It’s as Easy as Pie – kicks off with a pie eating contest at noon, at United at 4th & Milwaukee. Fundraiser for Lubbock Meals on Wheels continues through Nov. 18. 792-7971. The New Neighbors’ Club - celebrate its 40th Anniversary and Veteran’s Day, Hillcrest Country Club, 4011 N. Boston beginning at 9 a.m. $20 RSVP 798-1314 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lubbock Economics Council 50th Anniversary Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., LCU Baker Conference Center. Tickets $25 individual; $200 table of eight. Guest speaker, John T. Montford. For details, visit LubbockEC.org. or call 720-7386. Pretty Princess Party, 5:30 pm,
$15 per person, Ages 3-8, a royal time learning princess etiquette, making princess crafts, enjoying snacks and sweets, dancing to princess songs and participating in princess parade. Hodges Community Center. Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Christmas Bazaar – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unique handmade crafts and Christmas gifts, baked goods, crafts for the kids, Celebration Christian Center, 8001 Upland Ave. 283-7442. Roundtable Luncheon 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m., Hillcrest Country Club main dining room 4011 N. Boston Ave. Veterans Day – honoring our veterans, $15 per person, limited menu includes dessert and beverage. Travel north on University Avenue, turn west on Newcomb Street, and proceed to clubhouse.
City of Lubbock facilities
Nov. 1 - All Saints Day NARFE - National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Furr’s Family Dining, 6001 Slide Rd, 11:30 a.m., 3688655 or 799-6796. Nov. 2 - Men Make Dinner Day The Alzheimer’s Project shown from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Raider Ranch, 6806 43rd St. HBO documentary film. RSVP to 806-589-0222 for complimentary lunch. Nov. 3 - Housewife’s Day Holiday Extravaganza - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Community Christian Church, 96th & Indiana. Gift baskets, wreaths, picket trees, jams & jellies, seasonal decor, baked goods, and more. Nov. 4 - Book Lovers Day Fiber Arts Society – crochet and knit at the Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 401-6441 for more info. Holiday Extravaganza - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Christian Church, 96th & Indiana. Gift
Country Western Dance – 7 p.m. Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Center, 2305 120th St. Smoke- & alcoholfree. $5 admission for members, $7 for non members. Brisket & pulled pork sandwiches w/ chips $5 per plate. 765-8736 or 747-4344 for more info. www. SquareDanceLubbockTx.com. Nov. 12 - Caregiver Appreciation Day Nov. 13 - Young Readers Day UMC Better Breathers Club - a support group for people with chronic lung disease such as COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Joining is free. Learn to manage your lung disease and live better. Meets the second Monday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the UMC Activities Center at 5217 82nd Street, 82nd & Slide in Rockridge Plaza. Nov. 14 - America Recycles Quilters – The Chaparral Quilters Guild, 7 p.m. Garden & Arts (See Enriching Lives, Page 19)
Burgess-Rushing Tennis Center 3030 66th St. • 767-3727 Hodges Community Center 4011 University • 767-3706 Lubbock Memorial Arboretum 4111 University • 797-4520 Lubbock Adult Activity Center 2001 19th St. • 767-2710 Maxey Community Center 4020 30th St. • 767-3796 Rawlings Community Center 213 40th St. • 767-2704 Safety City 46th & Avenue U • 767-2712 Simmons Community & Activity Centers 2004 Oak Ave. • 767-2708 Trejo Supercenter 3200 Amherst • 767-2705
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Center, 4215 S. University. For more info, 788-0856. Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month. Lubbock Area Amputee Support Group - Furrs’ Cafeteria, 6001 Slide Road, 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Red Raider Room; purchase your own meal (or you do not have to eat); call 806-748-5870 for more info. Nov. 15 - Tolerance Day Nov. 16 - World Peace Day Retired Teachers meeting – “Honoring Our Veterans” by Rusty Whitt, U.S. Army Special Forces Staff Sergeant, Texas Tech Strength & Conditioning Coach; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., $15, Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway, RSVP required - email@example.com.
‘An Original to Remember’
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I get some info on each one of them, make a list, and each can be adopted. Please go to ‘An Original to Remember” Facebook page for the list. Gift bags and tissue are needed, too. We do not accept money. Gift cards are accepted but only to give to seniors or veterans. They love cards, homemade or regular, with the gifts because it makes them feel special. Gifts can be taken by KK’s at 66th and Indiana.
RSVP Recognition Dinner Clarion Hotel, 3201 South Loop 289. Registration at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. RSVP volunteers free, guests are $10, payable at the door. RSVP to Clay Ament by Nov. 2 to 743-7787. The Alzheimer’s Project shown from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Raider Ranch, 6806 43rd St. HBO documentary film. RSVP to 806-589-0222 for complimentary lunch. Nov. 17 - Adoption Day Nov. 18 - Have a Bad Day Day Wolfforth Once-a-month Craft Fair - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wolfforth Library Meeting Room, 508 E. Hwy 62/82 in Wolfforth; Free admission; Handmade items / baked goods / direct sales. Nov. 19 - Children’s Day Nov. 20 - World Hello Day After School Home Alone Training, 10 a.m., $15 per person, Ages youth-teen. 2-hour class to teach children the importance of behaving responsibly. Kids will get to bring home a booklet with information covered in the class. Pre-registration required by noon, 11/16. Hodges Community Center. Nov. 21 - Go For a Ride Day Nov. 22 - Tie-One-On Day Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving Nov. 24 - Evolution Day Nov. 25 - Parfait Day Country Western Dance – 7 p.m. Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Center, 2305 120th St. Smoke- & alcoholfree. $5 admission for members, $7 for non members. Brisket & pulled pork sandwiches w/ chips $5 per plate. 765-8736 or
747-4344 for more info. www. SquareDanceLubbockTx.com. Nov. 26 - Shopping Reminder Nov. 27 - Pins & Needles Nov. 28 - French Toast Day Nov. 29 - Square Dance Day Nov. 30 - Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day
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How can you share your financial ‘abundance’ with your family? Zach Holtzman Financial advisor Edward JonEs Thanksgiving is almost here. Ideally, this day should be about more than football and the imminent arrival of Black Friday mega-sales. After all, the spirit of the holiday invites us to be grateful for what we have and for the presence of our loved ones. But it’s important to look beyond just one day in November if you want your family to take part in your “abundance.” If you want to ensure your financial resources eventually are shared in the way you envision, you will need to follow a detailed action
plan, including these steps: Identify your assets. If you haven’t done so already, it’s a good idea to take an inventory of all your financial assets – your retirement accounts (401(k) and IRA), other investments, life insurance, real estate, collectibles, and other items. Once you know exactly what you have, you can determine how you would like these assets distributed among your loved ones. Get professional help. To ensure your assets go to the right people, you will need to create some legal documents, such as a will and a living trust. The depth and complexity of these instruments will
depend a great deal on your individual circumstances, but in any case, you certainly will need to consult with a legal professional because estate planning is not a “doit-yourself” endeavor. You may also need to work with a tax professional and your financial advisor, as taxes and investments are key components of the legacy you hope to leave. Protect your financial independence. If your own financial resources were to become endangered, you clearly would have less to share with your loved ones, and if your financial independence were jeopardized, the result might be even worse – your adult
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children might be forced to use their own resources to help support you. Consequently, you will need to protect yourself, and your financial assets, in several ways. For one thing, you may want to work with your legal professional to create a power of attorney, which would enable someone – possibly a grown child – to make financial decisions for you, should you become incapacitated. Also, you may want to guard yourself against the devastating costs of longterm care, such as an extended nursing home stay. Medicare typically pays very little of these expenses, but a financial advisor may be able to suggest techniques or products that can help. Communicate your wishes. Once you have all your plans in place, you’ll want to
communicate them to your loved ones. By doing so, you’ll be sparing your loved ones from unpleasant surprises when it’s time to settle your estate. And, second, by making your plans and wishes known to your family well in advance of when any action needs to be taken, you’ll prepare your loved ones for the roles you wish them to assume, such as taking on power of attorney, serving as executor of your estate, and so on. And you’ll also want to make sure your family is acquainted with the legal, tax and financial professionals you’ve chosen to help you with your estate plans. Thanksgiving comes just once a year. Taking the steps described here can help ensure your family will share in your financial abundance as you intended.
Project widening Erskine to 5-lanes The Texas Department of Transportation began work on a project to widen Erskine Street, from Indiana to Quaker Avenue. The $4.08 million city of Lubbock funded project will widen the two-lane roadway to five-lanes with two lanes in each direction, a continuous turn-lane, and a concrete road surface. “Construction to make improvements to Erskine has begun,” said Michael Wittie,
P.E., TxDOT Lubbock Area engineer and project manager. “The street has been closed to thru-traffic, but local traffic will continue to have access.” Construction is scheduled to be completed in late-2018. “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” - Mark Twain
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I learned it from Noah’s Ark 1. Don’t miss the boat. 2. Remember that we are all in the same boat. 3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. 4. Stay fit. When you’re 80 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. 5. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. 6. Build your future on high ground. 7. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs. 8. Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs. 9. When you’re stressed, float awhile. 10. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. 11. No matter the storm, there’s always a rainbow waiting.
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Dr. Salem serves as Grand Marshal of Parade in Sudan Dr. Robert J. Salem, a native of Sudan, Texas, served as the Grand Marshal of the Centennial Parade in Sudan on Sept. 30. Salem also served as the keynote speaker for the Centennial Celebration program on Main Street. “The centennial in Sudan He heals the wounds of every shattered heart.
– Psalm 147:3
A father texts his son, “Today is the day you will treasure for all of your life, my love & good wishes.” The son texts back, “Thanks Dad, the wedding isn’t until tomorrow.” His Father replies, “I know.” I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday, and I love today. Most people walk in and out of your life, but friends leave footprints in your heart.
is an important milestone for any community,” Salem said, “and I am honored to serve as Grand Marshal for the parade.” “Like the City of Sudan, Covenant Health will be celebrating its centennial in 2018. I am privileged to have a rich heritage of service to the people of West Texas.” Salem began his distinguished medical career more than 60 years ago. Following a residency under world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, Salem returned to West Texas. As a pioneering surgeon in West Texas, Salem is renowned for his role in bringing heart surgery to the South Plains of Texas, for his vital efforts in making a medical school a reality for
By James K. White
Dr. Robert Salem
his alma mater, Texas Tech University, and for his longstanding commitments to the finest medical innovations, ethics and advancement. Salem currently serves as Chief Medical Officer Emeritus of Covenant Health and Vice Dean of the Covenant Campus of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.
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Many people in the U.S. are concerned with their FICO scores although they have no idea what FICO stands for or how the scores are calculated. In the 1950’s, an engineer named Bill Fair teamed up with mathematician Earl Isaac to create a formula for evaluating an individual’s probability to pay off loans. FICO stands for FairIsaac Corporation. The data folks normally use about 65 samples of economic information and some version of the Fair-Isaac formula to derive a number (300-850) that supposedly indicates a borrower’s likelihood to repay. The FICO algorithm proved to be far more reliable than experienced bankers’ guesses. Nearly all money loaning institutions have their own FICO-like plans. Most formulas are frequently tweaked (different from twerked), sometimes considering payment punctuality, currents debts, annual income and even one’s neighborhood. Those making loans primarily consider financial histories, making people without any pecuniary track record to face difficulty in obtaining decent credit ratings. Back in 2002, eclipse lov-
ers were required to travel to areas in and near Australia to observe a total eclipse of the sun. Such an event has not been seen from the U.S. mainland since 1979. However, on Aug. 21, 2017 a solar episode was quite a spectacle. If you missed this one, another total eclipse of our sun is predicted for Dec. 14, 2020. However, to see this one live, a trip to South Africa, South America, Antarctica or regions in nearby seas would be required. Talk about determination: Meteorite hunter Steve Schoner searched and walked over a likely meteor collision path for 17 years before he succeeded in discovering his quarry – a 44 pound meteorite at a site on Glorieta Mountain in New Mexico. Steve no longer has the stone, but one piece of the meteorite recently sold at auction for $82,000. He’s looking for more rocks from outer space. This is just in from my source of junior high jokes: How did Moses make tea? Hebrewed it. Well, I guess that I’ll take my little ol’ 306 FICO score and close down for a while. Have a great week.
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By Margaret Merrell The time for planning the next holiday dinner has caught up with the families planning to stay home and be the host for their relatives and close friends. Many of today’s families share the cost and work for the traditional dinners by letting the guests prepare and bring the various dishes and food. The menu is divided among them, and no one cook is responsible for the entire feast. There is less stress for the host family and more time to enjoy the entire event. This was not true for one of my grandmothers. She was THE cook and hostess and did all the cooking and preparations. Many hours were spent cleaning her house from top to bottom. Next came the baking of pies and cakes that were her “specialties” with a touch of her love in each one. She always had a huge supply of her cookies and candies that were orginally for the children, but many of those partaking of the sweets could hardly be called children. This was something of a game grandmother enjoyed every year. The preparation of the turkey and ham had to be done
in a very special manner and order. Only the hands of grandmother touched any of the food. Her cornbread dressing (some called stuffing) was almost a ritual and always had an audience of females to watch the chopping of onions, baking of cornbread, etc. None of the seasonings were ever measured. We watched in awe as “pinches” of each were added one at a time to the mixture along with chicken broth. Once in the oven the wonderful aroma of the sage in the dressing filled the house. The same gathering watched her magic hands make the giblet gravy. Her secret was cooking slowly, and adding the mystic pinches of salt and pepper, and stirring until it reached its peak of “doneness.” Somehow, grandmother’s system for cooking for
large groups worked with precision every time. There were no long waiting times. Just enough to let all the guests take in the delicious scents of the many foods, topped by the last of of the homemade breads and yeast rolls! She knew her family so well she made sure each one got plenty of the favorite food. Needless to say that when the years passed and grandmother had to accept help with her special dinners, she sure was a strict “head cook” until she knew her helpers had acquired her skills in every way. For so many years at Thanksgiving time, we could still hear grandmother say, “Too many cooks spoil the dinner and all the fun I have had.” When the prayer was said before each meal, grandmother was always the first on the list, “What we are thankful for.” From her, we learned to count our blessings and sincerely be thankful for so many things and wonderful people in our lives. May your Thanksgiving Holiday be filled with much happiness, good health and a huge serving of never to be forgotten “Grandmother’s Thankfulness”.
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Christmas Parade entries due Dec. 1 The 13th Annual Miracles Christmas Parade will take place Dec. 9 on 34th Street. The nighttime lighted parade will start at 6 p.m. at 34th and Avenue Q and proceed west down 34th Street to Indiana Avenue, said Jason Davis, parade chairman for the Wranglers, the volunteer producers and hosts for the annual Christmas season event. The parade theme this year is “March of the Toys.” Parade information, fees, participant rules and applications, are available on the web at www.miraclesparade. com. Deadline for applications is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1. The Texas Tech Masked Rider will be a parade participant.
Santa Claus will be riding the final parade unit featuring the United States Marines. Marines will walk beside their trucks and collect unwrapped toys from spectators for their annual Toys for Tots campaign. In 2016, more than 8,500 toys were collect during the parade. “We are expecting more than 40 parade units,” Davis said, “which will include marching bands, riding clubs, beauty queens, and many non-profit groups from Lubbock and area towns including school and church organizations.” Each parade participant unit is asked to put at least 1,000 lights on their float or vehicle to illuminate it for the nighttime parade.
Alzheimer’s Project to be shown in November
New Neighbors 40th Anniversary
The New Neighbors’ Club will celebrate its 40th Anniversary and Veteran’s Day on Nov. 10, at the Hillcrest Country The Alzheimer’s Project Club, 4011 N. Boston beginning at 9 a.m. It will be a day full of fun, food and entertainment and will with be shown from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the include a silent auction, book sale, and bake sale. Members, first three Thursdays in No- guests and interested individuals are welcome. vember - 2nd, 9th and 16th Cost for the event is $20, and reservations are required. – at Raider Ranch, 6806 New Neighbors offers many social activities such as out43rd St. to-lunch bunch, book club, movie lovers, Bridge, Mahjong, The HBO documentary various card games, and other interest groups. film provides an in-depth New Neighbors is also involved in several community look into scientific advances service activities. being made in research and For more information or to make reservations, contact medical understanding of Peggy Dyess at 806-798-1314 or email p.dyess@sbcglobal. dementia and Alzheimer’s net. disease. You may attend all of the dates or as many as you choose. If you miss a date, • Medicare Advantage • Medicare Supplements you may return to see the • Health and Life Insurance next part without being lost. Since a complimentaIndependent Agent ry lunch will be provided and there is limited seating, Call for appointment: RSVP to 806-589-0222. Cell 806-778-1106
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