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Volume 27, Number 9

September 2015

In September Buddy Holly’s 79th Birthday Bash Sept. 4-7 Labor Day — Sept. 7 National Cowboy Symposium Sept. 11-13 Fall Arts & Crafts Festival Sept. 12 Grandparents Day — Sept. 13 Texas Tech Football Sept. 5 Sam Houston State in Lubbock Sept. 12 UT El Paso in Lubbock Sept. 19 Arkansas in Fayetteville Sept. 26 TCU in Lubbock (Family day)

Hub City BBQ Cook-off — Sept. 17 First day of fall — Sept. 23 Panhandle South Plains Fair Sept. 25- Oct. 3

Inside Cowboy Symposium ..................... 2 Arts & Crafts Festival .................. 2 Newstart Health Expo, Sept. 20... 3 ‘New Retirement Workscape’ ...... 5 Buddy Holly 79th Birthday ......... 12 Edgar Sotelo exhibit .................. 14 Ansel Adams photos .................. 15 ‘Feed Seniors Now’ .................... 25 Friends of the Library sale ........ 26 What happens to my IRA ........... 26

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Lubbock, Texas 79401

Walk of Fame induction set for Sept. 17

Jo Harvey Allen and Natalie Maines will be inducted to the West Texas Walk of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Lubbock High School Auditorium, 2004 19th St. In the late 70s, Larry Corbin, Jerry Coleman, and Waylon

Jennings initiated the idea of an award for famous artists and musicians from the West Texas region. In 1983, Civic Lubbock, Inc. began its tenure as custodians of the “Walk of Fame” with the induction of Mac Davis. The West Texas Walk of Fame

Jo Harvey Allen

Jo Harvey Allen, actress, playwright, poet, and pioneer of women in radio, was born and raised in Lubbock, and is a Monterey High School graduate. Her critically acclaimed plays have toured throughout the United States and Europe. She has written and starred in off-Broadway productions of “A Moment’s Hesitation,” “Counter Angel,” and “As it is in Texas.” Her other one-woman plays include “Hally Lou,” “Duckblind,” and “Homerun.” Other plays, in which Allen co-wrote and starred in, include “Chippy: Diaries of a West Texas Hooker,” “Covenant” and “Do You Know What Your Children Are Tonight?” Allen co-wrote the radio play “Every Three Minutes,” as well as the opera “Pioneer,” in which she also co-starred. Jo Harvey Allen is married to artist, singer, songwriter and Walk of Fame inductee Terry Allen and has starred in his radio and musical theater pieces, including “Juarez,” “The Embrace…Advanced to Fury,” “Anti-Rabbit Bleeder: A Biography,” “Reunion,” “Warboy,” (See Jo Harvey Alllen, Page 13)

was established to honor individuals who have devoted a significant part of their lives to the development and/or gained recognition for their body of work in the promotion or production of arts, music and/or entertainment, and who have an affiliation to Lubbock and West Texas.

Natalie Maines

Natalie Maines, singer-songwriter and musician, was born and raised in Lubbock. She is the daughter of musician, country music producer, and past Walk of Fame inductee Lloyd Maines and his wife, Tina. Natalie attended school at Iles Elementary, O.L. Slaton Junior High School, and graduated in 1992 from Lubbock High School where she had participated in the school choir. Following high school, Natalie attended West Texas State, South Plains College, Texas Tech, and went to Berklee School of Music on a vocal scholarship. Natalie’s first professional recording was at 11 years old for Dave Hickey. Dave paid her $20 to sing like a baby Vampire. In late 1995, at age 21, Natalie was recruited to join the all-female band, The Dixie Chicks, as the lead vocalist. The band became a multi-platinum-selling act in North America, Europe and Australia, selling more than $100 million in ticket sales. They are one of a handful of acts with multiple albums achieving “diamond” status (sales over 10 million copies) – both “Wide Open Spaces” and “FLY” hit that landmark. (See Natalie Maines, Page 13)

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Cowboy Symposium & Celebration set for Sept. 11-13 The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration will host its 27th annual event in Sept. 11-13, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. New attractions include sessions featuring performances by Cowboy Celtic and Pipp Gillette. History sessions on “the Celtic Influence on the American West” will be scheduled throughout, a Ranch Dance Luncheon on Friday, and a special session on the Irish Tunes of the West on Saturday.

Chuck Wagon Roast Coffee will be on sale during regular show hours in the Exhibit Hall and Chuck Wagon area, and at the Chuck Wagon Breakfast on Sunday of the event. The event is to celebrate, preserve and pass along the western heritage and cowboy culture. The event schedule includes a variety of talented performers throughout the day and nationally recognized artists Cowboy Celtic and Pipp Gillette for the Friday and Saturday night performances.

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Many musicians, poets and storytellers from across the nation will gather to perform as well as presentations of Native American demonstrations and dancing, western authors, horse handling demonstrations by Chance O’Neal, farrier demonstrations by Frank Schweighart, the Horse Parade, the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, and exhibits of western artworks and merchandise. The event features more than 100 performers and presenters including cowboy and cowgirl poets, musical acts, storytellers, authentic chuck wagon cooks, special presenters, and exhibit spaces filled with the best in western art and goods.

One of the largest events annually held in Lubbock, the symposium draws visitors from many states and multiple nations, and people from more than 30 nations have attended in the previous 26 years. The event has activities for the entire family. Show goers will be able pick and choose from a full schedule of entertainers, western programs, and activities each day of the event. A schedule of events and ticket information may be found on the website at www. All-inclusive, one-price, “Wrangler Pass” and “Rustler Pass” admission tickets are available prior to the event. The Wrangler passes allow

admission and meals for all three days, and the Rustler pass is an all-inclusive oneday pass for Friday or Saturday. Individual tickets may be purchased in advance through the office, on the website, or in person upon arrivalt. The show is open to the public Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 11-1213 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane (6th Street) and Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K. Additional information about the event may be obtained at or

Soda Can Airplanes at the Silent Wings Museum Once you start building a World War II airplane from recycled soda cans, you won’t be able to stop with just one. Soda Can Airplanes is a really cool workshop that adults and teens can both enjoy. The work with, and step-by-step materials used are easy to instructions are provided.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 26. Ages 13 and up are welcome. The cost is $7. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. Sept. 22. For more information or to register call 806-775-3049.

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New Neighbors Club will host its annual Games Day Tournament & Luncheon on Sept. 25, at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway. The cost for the tournament and luncheon is $15, and reservations are required. There will be cash prizes for high scores in Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle, Spades and Samba. Invite friends and family members and come for a day of fun, door prizes. A homemade bake sale will

also be held. All proceeds from this benefit go to Lubbock service organizations supported by the New Neighbors Club.

For reservations or additional information, contact Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or newneighbors@ymail. com.

Fall Arts & Crafts Festival set for Sept. 12

The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center will host the 45th annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 12. The event is family-oriented and features more than 80 vendors selling handmade craft items and fine art. The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, located at 4215 University Avenue, strives to offer an array of fun classes and events for all ages. For more information, call the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center at 806-767-3724, email pgriffith@mylubbock. us or visit

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Newstart Health Expo set for Sept. 20

Newstart is designed to offer participants a free health checkup. To experience some of the things explained in this article, come to the next health expo from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th St. For more information, call 806793-8614. The health expo offers people free health screenings, tests, information and counseling by professionals on everything from diabetes to weight management. The expo focuses on eight factors related to disease prevention and physical and mental health -- nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, and trust in divine power. Each factor is addressed in detail at the health expo using a combination of posters with up-to-date medical information, screenings tests, and health counseling. Participants receive a free personal health record with the results of their health screening. Activities in the health expo are divided into nine stations: • Sunlight – blood pressure check • Nutrition – blood sugar test • Air – lung capacity test • Exercise – Harvard step test • Water – hydrotherapy demo and free bottled water • Rest – chair massage • Temperance – body fat analysis

• HealthGauge – health score calculator • Trust – counseling When the Newstart principals are applied, people may experience weight loss, reverse Type 2 diabetes, gain control of Type 1 diabetes, lower blood pressure, eliminate angina, avoid heart surgery, and more. The Newstart principles are simple, easy, and get fast results. More and more researchers, physicians and nutritionists are beginning to echo the same -- “Go plant-based!” Eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts will prevent many diseases and causes others to disappear, largely through anti-inflammatory properties. The brain is about 80% water. Water keeps us thinking clearly. “Anything but water” is a bad tradition that puts an overwhelming osmotic load into the blood stream, making it sticky and flow poorly. Only water can create the proper environment for blood to flow smoothly, help regulate your blood pressure, and promote vascular health. In one study, men who drank five or more glasses of water daily had a 54% less risk of a heart attack than those who drank two or less daily, or who used other beverages. Newstart Health Expo is a free service offered by the Lubbock Better Living Center, a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Sewer Extension Construction Phase 2 The City of Lubbock with Utility Contractors of America has begun construction of a large Sanitary Sewer Main Extension across FM 1585 at University Avenue. University Avenue north of FM 1585 and south of 124th Street will be closed fully at different times through Sept. 18, at which time University Avenue will be fully opened. This phase of the project will restrict access to traffic along University Avenue at FM 1585. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the construction if possible and to use caution while driving in the construction.

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Medicare, Medicaid programs at 50th Anniversary

Fifty years after the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is highlighting the positive impact the country’s two largest public health insurance programs have had on the nation’s older adult population. Medicare and Medicaid were both signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965, as part of the Social Security Amendments of 1965. Today, Medicare covers more than 55 million Americans, 80 percent of who are age 65 years or older. Medicaid, a joint federal and state program, provides health coverage to more than 4.6 million low-income

older Americans, nearly all of whom are also enrolled in Medicare, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). “At the time these programs were signed into law, about half of older adults had no health care coverage,” said the GSA executive director and CEO, James Appleby, BPharm, MPH. “Over the past five decades, Medicare and Medicaid have become essential to the care of older adults and ensuring they have the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives.” Appleby said it is vital the programs be sustained in order to meet the needs of the

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‘New Retirement Workscape’ seminar set for Sept. 15 A seminar focused on today’s changing attitudes toward work, health and overall lifestyle is set for Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Texas Tech McKenzieMerket Alumni Center. Are you retired? Are you planning for retirement or a second career? Do you have employees, customers or family who are approaching retirement age? If so, then this half-day seminar is for you. The keynote speech en-

titled “Work Long and Prosper in the New Retirement Workscape” will be presented by Erin McInrue, director of research at Age Wave. McInrue plays a key role in conceptualizing and coleading acclaimed national thought-leadership studies that illuminate how aging, longevity and retirement shape the marketplace, the workplace and our lives. These landmark studies cover a breadth of topics, including the role and impact

of health as we live longer lives, financial priorities to and through retirement, shifting intergenerational family dynamics, and the myths and motivations regarding work and retirement. The innovative insights from this body of work have been featured in leading print and electronic media, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNBC, The Huffington Post, CBS MoneyWatch, PBS, and the Today show.

Covenant Health partners with High Plains Surgery Center

Covenant Health and High Plains Surgery Center administrators announced the merger of Covenant SurgiCenter and High Plains Surgery Center to create Covenant High Plains Surgery Center. The new partnership unites two respected high-quality providers in Lubbock to offer more efficient and accessible care for same-day surgical procedures. “We are very excited about our partnership with Covenant Health,” said John M. Sautter Jr., administrator of the combined partnership. “The merging of two highly respected multi-speciality outpatient care facilities into the newly formed Covenant High Plains Surgery Center benefits the community, physicians and patients we serve. “The decision is one that allows the centers to capitalize on existing synergies and provide a higher quality of care to patients in Lubbock County and the surrounding region,” he said. Walt Cathey, chief executive officer of Covenant

Medical Center, agreed that merging resources would be a great benefit to both organizations. “Across the country, physician groups and hospitals are combining their resources to provide more convenient and better care for patients,” Cathey said. “We are confident the partnership with High Plains will provide our patients and surgeons the benefits of the latest surgical technology, quality, and the convenience of sameday surgery.” High Plains Surgery Center opened in 2006 with only a few physicians. The center now has close to 100 licensed practitioners who use the center. The surgery center has earned awards and accolades including the APEX Voyance Award, gold standard for the highest level of excellence in patient satisfaction, and overall care for two consecutive years; Becker’s top 100 places to work; AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Am-

bulatory Health Care) since November 2006; Bariatric Center of Excellence since 2012; and the Blue Distinction for Lap Band surgery, one of the first ambulatory surgery centers in the country to earn the distinction by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Topics such as Medicare and Social Security will also be discussed. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and FirstCare Health Plans are partnering to host the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with participating exhibitors as well. The seminar is free to attend but an RSVP is required.

To register for this event, visit or call 806-761-7000 to reserve your spot. The deadline to RVSP is noon on Tues., Sept. 8. On the day of the seminar, registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the presentation starting promptly at 9:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be provided.


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Support & balance – from feet to knees, hips, low back, & up the spine It is common for people our age to have replaced parts. Most often the replaced parts are knees or shoulders. Isn’t it amazing what modern medicine offers? When I was a small child, I remember people walking with canes or hobbling along. In fact, Festus from the television show “Gunsmoke” was famous for his walk. Thank goodness we now

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792-7971 5-foot woman wouldn’t need the same knee as a 6-foot man. They are just getting better and better at making us bionic. Of course, I don’t want to have replaced parts, but if I needed them, what a gift it would be. In the last year, a friend of mine needed a knee replacement. She had one knee replaced about 10 years ago and a neck surgery about 6 years ago. Her second knee was really hurting, and the doctor said it was bone on bone. She’s 80 and hesitated about having the surgery. Her neck often hurt, and she would wear her neck brace. It isn’t easy to make a decision about having elective surgery. One of her sons said, “Don’t do it, mom.” But she decided to have the surgery because other than the knee, she was healthy and wanted to walk and enjoy herself without pain. She had the surgery and did well. It was a harder recovery for her than her first knee replacement, but that might be expected. She is 10 years older than when she had her original knee replacement. The real win for her is even though she didn’t do anything to her neck, it quit hurting. You might wonder how that happened, unless you are

an engineer. Engineers make great patients because they understand structure. If you are hobbling around because your knee hurts too much, then your whole gait will be different than it was when you weren’t limping. Muscles will be used differently. Your balance can even be affected. We see this commonly when a person has to use crutches. Ouch. Other parts of the body that weren’t previously in pain, now hurt. You are standing and walking differently when you are in pain because you are guarding for the pain. It is a natural tendency, and we do it without thinking about it. My friend discovered that her neck had been hurting not because she might need another neck surgery, as she had been afraid, but her gait was off and her posture was different causing inflammation in the neck. Once she had the new knee and recovered from that surgery, her gait returned to normal and her neck no longer hurt. It is surprising to patients, but doesn’t it make perfect sense? I like to look at our body as if it were a building. The foundation, meaning

the feet, needs to be solid. That is why so many people find getting new shoes or the right orthotic takes their knee pain away. And sometimes the right foot support can take away the hip pain or the low back pain. It isn’t rocket science, but it is something you simply might not think about because the part you correct isn’t the part that is hurting. Do a postural check on yourself. Look in a mirror. Are you standing up straight as you look into the mirror? If you have someone take a quick photo of you from the side, are you straight with your ear right over your shoulder? Are your shoulders even when you look into a mirror? Or do you seem to slant? Posture is important because everything from the feet to the knees, to the hips, to the low back, and all the way up the spine need the right support and the right balance. Is one muscle too contracted and one not contracted enough? We won’t ever be perfect, we just need to be good enough to avoid problems. If you look in the mirror and notice a big distortion, please do yourself a favor and see a chiropractor, physical therapist, or a massage therapist and start doing some home care of stretching. On the first of each month, do a postural check to make sure you are improving.

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National Grandparents Day 2015: Sept. 13 In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day has been celebrated every year since to honor our nation’s grandparents. The Census Bureau presents statistics about their role in our society. 7.2 million The number of grandparents whose grandchildren under 18 years old were living with them in 2013.

Grandparents as Caregivers

2.7 million The number of grandpar-

ents responsible for the basic needs of one or more grandchildren under age 18 living with them in 2013. Of these caregivers, 1.7 million were grandmothers, and 1.0 million were grandfathers. 569,251 The number of grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 and whose income was below the poverty level in the past 12 months, compared with the 2.1 million grandparent caregivers whose income was at or above the poverty level. $48,016 Median income for families with grandparent householders responsible for grandchildren under age 18. Among these families, where a parent of the grandchildren

was not present, the median income was $35,685. 1.9 million The number of married (including separated) grandparents responsible for caring for their grandchildren. 1.6 million The number of grandparents in the labor force responsible for their own grandchildren under age 18. Among them, 354,464 were 60 years or older. 666,686 The number of grandparents who had a disability and were responsible for their grandchildren. 1.8 million The number of grandparents responsible for their grandchildren who were living in owner-occupied housing, compared with 834,183

that were living in renteroccupied housing. 486,584 The number of foreignborn grandparents responsible for their own grandchildren under age 18. This contrasts with 2.2 million native-born grandparent caregivers. 2.0 million The number of grandparents responsible for their grandchildren who spoke only English. Another 251,992 spoke another language, but spoke English “very well”; 383,888 spoke

another language and spoke English less than “very well.”


5.7 million The number of children under age 18 living with a grandparent householder in 2013. Nearly half, 47 percent or 2.7 million, were under age 6. 3.1 million The number of children in 2014 living with or without one or both parents, and with both grandmother and grandfather.

Step Up to Fitness for Adults Community Health Center of Lubbock offers free exercise classes, the first Monday of every month, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Arnett Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Road. The program focuses on prevention and healthy living. For more information and registration, contact Yvonne at 765-2611, ext. 1009.

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How to help a senior embrace technology a cell phone only to make calls, teach her how to text with it. Once the senior is comfortable with texting, you can introduce the idea of getting a smartphone. 2. Appeal to the heart—not the mind—to demonstrate the benefits of technology. If your loved one is skeptical of the benefits of using technology, start with the heart. Using your own tablet or laptop computer, show your senior loved one photos shared by family members on social networking sites. If the senior feels she’s missing out on these interacHow to help a senior tions, she’ll be more interembrace technology To help senior loved ones ested in learning how to get Ways technology overcome the barriers keep- online. can benefit seniors Mom (or Grandma) may ing them from experiencing 3. Choose the right device. The Pew Center report not realize it yet, but she may the benefits of technology, try showed seniors feel much be missing out on the many these approaches: more comfortable with tablet advantages technology has 1. Ease into things. Start by expanding your computers and e-book readers to offer. From socializing to shop- senior loved one’s use of than with smartphones. This may be due to ageping, technology can make technology she’s already related physical limitations, life easier and more enjoyable comfortable with. For instance, if Mom uses such as arthritic fingers, that for seniors. can make gadgets difficult to operate. In this case, a tablet with a touch screen may be easier for a senior to use than Garrison Institute on Aging a smartphone that requires precise manipulation to operate. “Navigating Your Health Care and Legal Affairs ” 4. Offer one-on-one Rose Chase, Community Liaison, Hospice of Lubbock instruction. Lee Franks, Elder Law Attorney, Franks and Pleasant, LLP When a senior just wants Russell Madison, V.P. of Business Development, Calvert Home Health Care Ltd. to learn how to read an eDebbie Callander, Professional Guest and Resident Services Navigator, Carillon House book or go on Facebook, enrolling in a computer class Wednesday, September 23, 2015 could be overkill. 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. A better approach may be to sit down with your loved TTUHSC, 3601 4th St. one and teach him only the Academic Classroom Building Room 150 things he wants to know right Free Event. Snacks Provided. now. This method doesn’t Blood Pressure Screening from 3pm-4pm. overwhelm him with unnecFor details, call 806.743.7821 or visit essary detail.

Seniors have witnessed stunning advances in technology during their lifetime. Rotary telephones have given way to smart cellular phones. Televisions no longer pull in programming over the airwaves but can receive hundreds of high-definition digital channels through fiber optic cables. Automobiles today don’t have carburetors or AM radios; they can park themselves, and they respond to voicecontrolled media programming via a full-color screen in the dashboard. Seniors have experienced the greatest expansion of technology in the history of civilization. So why does Mom have trouble using a cell phone? Three key barriers to technology usage among seniors A 2014 Pew Research Center survey on older adults and technology use showed that 41 percent of American adults over age 65 don’t use

the Internet in any way. More than half of seniors don’t have broadband Internet at home, and nearly onequarter of them don’t use cell phones. The survey highlights three key barriers that may keep seniors from embracing technology, including: ● Skepticism about the benefits of using technology ● Physical challenges that make it difficult to use devices ● Trouble learning new technologies If you can overcome these obstacles, you can open up a whole new world for your senior family members.

A few key benefits include: ► Socialization: connect with family members and friends through social media, share photos, video chat with the grandkids ► Knowledge: stay on top of current news, easily view the bank balance, send a question to the doctor electronically ► Entertainment: read books on e-readers, play games, watch videos ► Shopping: buy anything from kitchen gadgets to toiletries without leaving the house, get special deals and coupons.

If your loved one uses professional home care services, this might be a great activity for your loved one to do with his caregiver. 5. Recruit the grandkids to help. No matter how much you love your parent, the rolereversal involved in teaching your parent a new skill may cause tension in your relationship. On the other hand, the grandchildren may not have to overcome this constraint, and they’re likely much more technologically savvy. 6. Exercise patience. Your senior family member may need help time and again to remember all the steps involved in performing a particular task. Try to be patient, knowing that eventually this repetition may result in her developing a new skill that can bring her a wealth of knowledge and entertainment during her later years. The Pew Research Center study showed that seniors who embrace technology often end up incorporating it into their daily routine. If you can overcome a few hurdles, your senior loved one can enjoy all the benefits of technology, too. Peace starts with a smile. Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set. Stop, drop, and roll won’t work in hell. There is no greater treasure than a good friend.

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Camping memories through the years By Margaret Merrell I pulled the old picture album from the bookshelf, settled down in my favorite chair, and slowly turned the pages. My mind swiftly returned to those summers my husband, son, daughter and I spent camping in the mountains. The first few years we were primitive campers in a tent; our beds, warm sleeping bags atop foam rubber mats on the floor of the tent. We did most of our cook-

ing over a campfire, outside of the tent, of course. We ate lots of fresh trout that we caught almost every day. We heated dish water and bath water in a large bucket over the campfire. For baths it was poured into our “bathtub” inside the tent. Well, it was a child’s plastic wading pool, but served us quite well. With two young children to learn good camping manners and techniques, we were kept busy but having fun, day after day.

The tent disappeared from the pictures in the album and was replaced with a nice, self-contained travel trailer. No more heating water or cooking over the smoking campfires. We found ourselves with time for long hikes, exploring old mining sites, and discovering a few old abandoned log cabins. We fished small lakes high up in the mountains. (We still caught most of our meals.) We knew these wonderful times would gradually be-

come less frequent with our children becoming teenagers with their own ideas of how to spend their summers. Scout camps, band camps, summer jobs, and explore other cities with all the new amusement parks and giant water slides and such. Camping at lakes with a ski boat and a number of teenagers was an interesting challenge. There were so many happenings and mishaps to laugh over, and thankfully, nothing serious to cry over.

I came to the section of pictures of the next generation of campers and their young children -- more memories, smiles and laughter. What wonderful gifts tucked away on the bookshelf. May each of you have similar gifts you can hold, look over, and recall some of the happy highlights of life. Remember, autumn is right around the corner. A whole new season to explore. Good luck and God bless.

Texas Tech University was included in three of’s 2015 rankings. The apparel design and manufacturing (ADM) program received several rankings as part of’s annual fashion design schools and colleges lists. The program was ranked No. 7 in the Top 10 Fashion Design Schools and Colleges in the Southwest, No. 20 in the Top 25 Public Fashion Design Schools and Colleges, and No. 38 in the Top 50 Fashion Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S. “It is good to know we are one of the top 10 programs in the Southwest, and one of the top 20 in the U.S.,” said Su Shin, ADM program director and associate professor. “In 2013, ADM was referenced in the top five for fashion schools in the Southwest. “Since then, we have been nationally recognized as one of the top fashion design programs, which means the expectations of our ADM

program is growing.” started the rankings program in 2013 in response to emails from aspiring fashion designers and merchandisers. The rankings are determined based on the school’s academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program and faculty, value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness, and geographic location. For the 2015 survey, Fash- incorporated school surveys into the rankings as well as gathering information from the school itself, the school’s website, and reputable publications. The apparel design and manufacturing program is part of the Department of Design within the College of Human Sciences. The ADM program offers a portfolio review for students’ successes, a TechStyle Fashion Show for seniors,

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A great pizza product found: the fabulous crust If any of you remember the first column I wrote a few years ago, it was about my family’s various restaurant businesses and the best pizza’s they were famous for. One restaurant happened to be located near WrightPatterson Air Force Base in Ohio. The Air Force pilots would place large orders to load up their jets and deliver authentic Italian pizza from America to the various bases in Europe. What made these pizzas so special you ask? It was the fabulous crust. No matter how large the diameter, the end of the slice would never collapse, it stayed crisp all the way to the center. You could actually eat a piece by holding it in you one hand without having to

use a knife and fork or both hands. Another ingredient that made these so special was the cheese. They only used provolone, never mozzarella. I remember my uncle opening a shipment of cheese and out of the packing would be these beautiful large balls of provolone encased in wax and wrapped with heavy twine for hanging. These days, everything comes in plastic packages. I guess it’s called progress. Now for my fabulous find at Sprouts Farmers Market located in the Kingsgate South Shopping Center at 82nd & Quaker Ave. I frequently shop there to get my “fix” for their delicious authentic San Francisco sour dough bread. It’s $2.99

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a loaf and has that thick, crunchy crust so typical of the loaves your find at the Warf in San Francisco. On a recent trip to Sprouts, I asked the nice bakery lady if she had any suggestions for ready-made pizza crusts for me to try to build my own at home. She showed me a product of “Kontos Pizza Parlor Crusts” which comes in a package of 5 for $2.99. These little jewels are hand stretched and made with extra virgin olive oil and are available in either whole wheat or white in the individual size of 7 inches. I’ve tried them both. My family loves pizza night now, and this is how I build them. First is a layer of pizza, then 3 slices of Kraft (lightly smoked) provolone cheese – 2 in the center and 1 cut in half for the sides. On top of the cheese are several slices pepperoni, enough to completely cover the cheese then a handful of canned mushrooms and rings of those cute mini sweet peppers -- as many as you like. Lastly, a good sprinkling of chopped onion and oregano flakes.

Two will fit perfectly on a parchment-lined cookie sheet ready to pop into a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 5-7 minutes or until the toppings are slightly toasted and cheese is melted. These are never soggy and have that crisp center I remember from the “good ol’ days” back home. For the health conscious out there, crusts are 100% vegetarian and 0% trans-fat. The calorie count is 230 per crust with only 35 from fat. It’s fun to experiment with different toppings, but stay away from fresh watery veggies like summer squash or whole fresh sliced tomatoes. If tomatoes are used, scoop out the center and chop the flesh. Blot with paper towels until nearly dry. We purchased a veggie pizza a while back, one that you bring home and bake in your own oven. It was the biggest, soggy mess I’ve ever seen. Of course the so-called crust was raw and never cooked properly. Olives are a great topping – either green or black. Bulk sausage, precooked, is another favorite. Listed here are the prod-

$2 million grant awarded to Meals on Wheels A grant for more than $2 million was awarded to Lubbock Meals on Wheels. The J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation, Inc. granted $2,214,000 in funds which will allow Lubbock Meals on Wheels to more than double the size of its existing facility. It has been 17 years since the last improvements were made to the Lubbock Meals on Wheels facility. Lubbock Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers meals to more than 700 people via 54 routes each weekday. The expansion of the facility will allow the program to grow with the Lubbock community for 10 to 15 more years.

ucts used for our toppings and the prices: $2.99 for a package of 5 crusts, Essential brand mushrooms, 4 oz. can for 99 cents (I used ½ can per serving). Hormel pepperoni - $3.99 for 6 oz. package (I had a lot left over). Victory brand mini-peppers, $2.99 for a one pound bag (only a few were used). Classico Traditional Pizza Sauce, 14 oz. jar for $1.99 (I used half a jar). Kraft provolone cheese, 12 slices per package, $3.49 (I used all 12 for 4 pizzas). Although I didn’t use sausage, I love the Jimmy Dean brand. There are about 4 flavors to choose from, including a hot and spicy. Those bulk, one-pound packages are $4.99. Try what you like, but make sure you include Kontos pizza crusts. Happy cooking, Granny.

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Seeds of Hope Faith & doubt

Jake Hess, the great gospel singer was known to say, “Things are going to get better, get worse, or stay about the same.” How true! We all seem to face three types of trouble: things that troubled us in the past, things that are troubling us now and things we expect to trouble us in the future. Trouble seems to be a large part of everyone’s life. David had his troubles, too. In fact, his troubles were so severe that he was downcast by what had happened in his past, and when he viewed his future, he became discouraged by what he expected to happen to him. When he realized his situation, however, he asked himself two questions: “Why are you downcast, O my soul. Why so disturbed within me?” The word “downcast” means “to be depressed,” and the word “disturbed” means “to growl like a bear.” When he looked within himself at his depression, he became so troubled that it sounded like a bear was growling inside him. But suddenly, he decided to look upward and said to his soul, “Put your hope in God,” not in yourself. And when he did he said, “For I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.” His inner feelings expressed themselves in questions of despair and defeat. In this moment of loneliness, his faith was tested and tried but not trampled by doubt. Ultimately he triumphed by giving himself

some great advice: “Put your hope in God,” he said. “And continue to praise Him!” And he did. Faith and doubt often appear as twins. But when doubt was about to triumph, his hope surged within him, and he overcame the troubles he faced by the hope he had in God.

Storms of life

As James was preparing to leave for the weekend, the vice-president called him into his office and asked him to sit down across the desk from him. In a somber voice he said, “I’m sorry, James, but we are reducing the sales staff, and this was you last day with this company. Here’s a severance check that will help you make the transition.” Now he was not only out of work but facing a difficult job market. He was overwhelmed with the prospect of going home and telling his wife the news. She was a stay-at-home mom with a child that was paralyzed from an automobile accident. He could not help but ask, “Where’s God in all of this? Is He for me or against me?” Those certainly are fair questions. Life often is one storm after another. None of us escape the crashing waves or the fierce winds and the storms that we cannot escape. Sometimes they come swiftly. Other times they seem to brew slowly and painfully. Often a problem that started as a whispering breeze turns out to be a tornado. The Psalmist said, “Deep

GUIDO EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION calls to deep...all your waves and breakers have swept over me.” It sounds as though he is accusing God of a conspiracy. But that is not true. He wants us to realize that our God is a God who, in the midst of life’s storms, will never forsake us. Think of it this way: In the depth of life’s storms and in the midst of life’s sorrows, God wants us to call on Him for the depth of His sympathy and support. He is ever present and all powerful, and His grace is more than sufficient. Never forget that whatever sorrow we experience in our lives Jesus experienced it before us. He has been there, endured that and understands our greatest sorrows and deepest needs. Don’t let your worries get the best of you. Remember, Moses started out as a basket case. God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.


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Buddy Holly’s 79th Birthday Bash set for Sept. 4-7 Buddy’s 79th Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock’s famous son, Buddy Holly, is set for Sept. 4-7 at the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. Patrons are invited to visit the center from Sept. 4 through 7 for events and activities for the whole family. “The Landscape Through a Musician’s Eyes” by Ken Davis will be on display in the Fine Arts Gallery. “The Natural Beauty of Wood” by John Franklin will be in the Foyer Gallery.

Friday, Sept. 4

Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular admission rates -$5 general admission; $3 for seniors 60+; $2 children 7-17 and students with college ID. First Friday Art Trail -Free admission 6 – 9 p.m. “The Landscape Through a Musician’s Eyes” gallery talk with artist Ken Davis in the Fine Arts Gallery -- 4:30 p.m. “Element” performing in the Meadows Courtyard -6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5

Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular admission rates Two workshops for ages 8 & up – Poodle skirts workshop – kids can create a poodle skirt; $20 cost, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Hot rods workshop -- $10 cost, 1 – 2 p.m. Must preregister by 5 p.m. Sept. 1; call 806-775-3562 to register.

Monday, Sept. 7

Open 1 – 5 p.m. Free admission all day The Allison House will be open until 4:30 p.m. “Buddy Holly Glasses,” a craft activity, and an “Instrument Petting Zoo” will be open in the education space until 4:30 p.m. Buddy’s Birthday Bash Reception -- Birthday cupcakes & punch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Dustin Garrett Band - performing rock ‘n’ roll in the Meadows Courtyard 2-4 p.m.

Employee health & wellness at the Chamber University A Chamber University seminar on “Employee Health & Wellness,” is set for Sept. 29, from 8 -11:30 a.m., at Covenant Knipling Education Conference Center. The seminar will feature speakers from American Cancer Society, American National Bank, iaWellness, South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc., and the Garrison Institute on Aging. Each presenter will discuss the benefits of having healthy employees, programs within Lubbock to keep employees

healthy, and share how businesses can integrate wellness programs into their companies and personal lives. The cost of the seminar is $70. Chamber members get a discounted price of $60. Group pricing is also available by calling the Chamber. Breakfast will be provided. Registration is open, and reservations can be made by visiting LubbockChamber. com or call 806-761-7000. Changes to reservations may be made until 5 p.m. Sept. 25.

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Jo Harvey Allen (Continued from Page 1) and “Ghost Ship Rodez.”

Jo Harvey Allen hosted the radio show “Rawhide and Roses.” She is also the author of “Cheek to Cheek,” a collection of poems, and “Homerun.” Her art has been exhibited internationally, most recently at the Catharine Clark Gallery

in San Francisco. Jo Harvey Allen has appeared in numerous films including co-starring roles in David Byrne’s cult classic “True Stories,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “The Client.” Her most recent films include an appearance in “The Homesman” and her starring

Past ‘Walk of Fame’ Inductees 1979 Buddy Holly 1980 Waylon Jennings 1983 Mac Davis 1984 Jimmy Dean, Ralna English, Bobby Keys 1985 G. W. Bailey, Barry Corbin 1986 The Crickets: Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis, Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan 1988 Tanya Tucker 1989 Joe Ely, Roy Orbison 1990 Gatlin Brothers: Larry, Steve and Rudy; Bob Wills 1991 “Snuff” Garrett 1993 Maines Brothers Band: Lloyd, Kenny, Steve and Donnie Maines, Richard Bowden, Cary Banks, Jerry and Randy Brownlow 1994 Virgil Johnson of the Velvets, Buddy Knox 1995 Glen D. Hardin, Gary P. Nunn 1996 Cecil Caldwell, Woody Chambliss, The Hometown Boys, Paul Milosevich, Bob Montgomery, C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield 1997 Terry Allen, George Ashburn, Dan Blocker, Glenna Goodacre, Los Premiers, Dirk West 1998 Don Caldwell, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock 1999 Jane Prince Jones, Ed Wilkes 2000 Eddie Dixon 2001 The Fireballs, Delbert McClinton 2002 Suzanne Aker, Brad Maule, Pete Morales, Helen Wagner 2003 Alvin G. Davis, Billy Walker 2004 Clif Magness, Richie McDonald 2005 Angela Strehli, Agnes Torres 2006 David Box, David Gaschen, Jennifer Smith 2008 John Gillas Mary Gillas 2010 Bill Griggs 2012 Charlene Condray Hancock, Tommy X. Hancock, Lloyd Maines, Jesse “Guitar” Taylor 2014 Jay Boy Adams, Lew Dee and Diana Dee, Andy Wilkinson, Jaston Williams

role as Mama in Rosalyn Rosen’s award-winning independent film “The Other Kind.” She has been the recipient of Art Matters and NEA fellowships. Jo Harvey and her husband, Terry, have two sons, three grandsons, and live and work in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Classic or unique cars needed

More than 50 classic or unique cars are needed on Sept. 18 for Big Wheels Deliver Meals. As a driver, you will chauffeur a local celebrity on a Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ route as they deliver a special lunch of a hamburger and tator tots from Sonic Drive-Ins. After deliveries, everyone is invited back to the Meals on Wheels office to show off the cars and eat lunch, if you would like to stay, also provided by Sonic. Delivery drivers will meet at a Sonic location at 10:30 a.m., and each route takes about an hour. If you or someone you know has a classic or unique car and would like to participate, call Georgene at 791-0241.

Natalie Maines (Continued from Page 1)

The Dixie Chicks have sold over 40 million CDs and are the biggest-selling female band of all time in the United States. Maines co-wrote four tracks for the Dixie Chicks’ first three albums, including the Billboard Hot Country Singles number one hit “Without You” on Fly. She was the primary songwriter on all 14 tracks of the band’s 2006 album, “Taking the Long Way,” which peaked on the Billboard Top 200 Chart at No. 1. Over the years, the Dixie Chicks earned numerous awards for their music, in-

cluding 10 Country Music Association awards and 13 Grammy awards. Natalie has collaborated with other musical artists, both as a member of the Dixie Chicks and an individual singer. Those artists include Sheryl Crowe, Pat Green, Charlie Robinson, Yellowcard, Stevie Nicks, Patty Griffin, Neil Diamond, Eddie Vedder, Pete Yorn, Robert Earl Keen, and Ben Harper. In May of 2013, Natalie released her solo album, “Mother.” In 2016, the Dixie Chicks will be doing some touring in Europe and the United States to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

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‘The Art of Edgar Sotelo’ exhibit opens at ranching center A one-man exhibit featuring 22 oil paintings by Western artist Edgar Sotelo is open in the Mary Belle Macy Gallery of the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. Sotelo is a fourth generation artist who was born in Durango, Mexico, and came to the United States to attend Texas Tech University. He graduated in 1988 with a degree in food technology from the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. As a student, Sotelo paid some of his college expenses with the proceeds he earned from selling pencil sketches. After years of working in corporate America, Sotelo now devotes his time to his art career. He lives with his wife and three daughters on a ranch near Sulphur Springs and raises American Quarter Horses. Last year the American Quarter Horse Association

named Sotelo as signature artist for its 2014 America’s Horse in Art Show and Sale. In addition, he has been the featured artist at such premiere events as “Trappings of Texas” at the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross University and the 2015 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention. A largely self-taught artist, Sotelo paints vibrant, accurate depictions of ranch scenes, charreadas (Mexican rodeos) and portraits. He realistically portrays the life of pioneers, Native Americans, and the working cowboys and charros of the American West. Because Sotelo believes in experiencing what he paints, he attends charreadas in Texas and visits Texas ranches that allow him to ride alongside the ranch hands to observe, record and preserve the cowboy/charro way of life. Sotelo’s paintings can be

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“Freedom Run” is one of 22 oil paintings by Western artist Edgar Sotelo on display through Nov. 21 at the National Ranching Heritage Center.

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on the covers of such publications as American Horse magazine. The Sotelo exhibit will be on display through Nov. 21 at the National Ranching Heri-

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Western artist Edgar Sotelo has a one-man art show in the Mary Belle Macy Gallery at the National Ranching Heritage Center. “The Art of Edgar Sotelo” exhibit will continue through Nov. 21. Photos courtesy of the National Ranching Heritage Center

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An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. The boy didn’t really know what he wanted to do, and he didn’t seem too concerned about it. One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy’s room and placed on his study table four objects – a Bible, a silver dollar, a bottle of whiskey, and a Playboy magazine. ‘I’ll just hide behind the door,’ the preacher said “and when he comes in, I’ll see which object he picks up. If it’s the Bible, he’s going to be a preacher like me, and what a blessing that would be. If he picks up the dollar, he’s going to be a business man, and that would be okay, too.

But if he picks up the bottle, he’s going to be a no-good drunken bum. And if he picks up that magazine, he’s going to be a skirt-chasing womanizer. The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son’s foot-steps as he entered the house whistling and headed for his room. The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table. He walked over to inspect them. Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the silver dollar and dropped into his pocket. He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink, while he admired this month’s centerfold. ‘Lord have mercy,’ the old preacher disgustedly whispered. ‘He’s gonna run for Congress.’

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Ansel Adams photos on exhibit The Museum of Texas Tech University is presenting “Ansel Adams: American Master, Selections from the David H. Arrington Collection.” This exhibition of 100 photographic works of art surveys a lifetime of creative insight and photographic acumen by American master,

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Rainwater harvesting tour in August The High Plains Water District hosted a residential and commercial rainwater harvesting tour at locations in Canyon and Amarillo on Aug. 1. About a dozen people attended the tour that featured stops at local residences, the High Plains Food Bank, and Panhandle Greenhouses.

James Cathey, owner of Panhandle Greenhouses in Amarillo, (center) discusses the facility’s rainwater harvesting system. He said the system can collect as much as 10,000 gallons of water following a one-inch rainfall.

Photos by Adeline Fox, High Plains Water District Collection tanks at the High Plains Food Bank in Amarillo each have a holding capacity of 10,000 gallons of rainwater, which is used to irrigate garden plots at the site.

Crispy Chicken Parmesan 1/2 c. Grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 c. whole-wheat panko bread crumbs 1 1/4 lb. thin chicken cutlets 1/4 c. plain non-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 1 lb. tomatoes (seeded & diced) 1/4 c. finely chopped red onion

1/4 c. chopped fresh basil leaves 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1-2 cloves diced garlic 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper 1/2 tsp. salt (divided) 1/8 tsp. pepper 8 oz. shredded fresh mozzarella 2 c. arugula

Mother Nature provided the finishing touch for information presented during the rainwater harvesting tour. Colby Patterson of Patterson Water Systems (pointing at back left) explained the logistics of a rainwater harvesting system he installed at this Amarillo residence.

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil. In large dish, mix Parmesan and bread crumbs. 2. In medium bowl, toss chicken with yogurt, oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Dredge 1 cutlet in crumb mixture, pressing to adhere; place on prepared pan. Repeat with remaining cutlets. Sprinkle remaining crumbs on tops of cutlets; spray with cooking spray. Bake 12 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. 3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix tomatoes, onion, basil, oil, garlic, red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Tomato mixture can be refrigerated up to 2 hours. 4. Sprinkle mozzarella over tops of hot chicken. Divide arugula among four Neil Hinders with Canyon’s Edge Plants discusses some of the native plant serving plates. Top with cutlets. Spoon tomato mixture on top. varieties he grows in his nursery in Canyon.

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New Neighbors membership luncheon, Sept. 11 The New Neighbors Club will have its 38th annual membership luncheon and meeting Sept. 11 at the Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway. The event will be headed by the newly elected president, Margaret Toler. It is not only for members, but for individuals wanting to learn more about New Neighbors. The Club operates as a nonprofit – community based club, and two fundraising events are held each year. All fundraising proceeds are given to local servicebased organizations. In May, New Neighbors gave $8,600 to local agencies such as the Washington Honor Flight, Meals on Wheels, South Plains Food Bank, Ronald McDonald

1 in 3 are at risk for kidney disease Free kidney health checks will be provided from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26, at the Mae Simmons Community Center 2004 Oak Ave., Lubbock. The kidney checks are being provided by the Community Health Center of Lubbock in partnership with the Kidney Alliance of Texas, Northern Texas Community Health Worker Resource Coalition, Siemens, and Quantimetrix. Contact Samantha Dominguez at 806765-2611 ext 1008 to pre-register.

House, the Family Guidance and Outreach Center. In 2015, the Club undertook a new project called, “Stuff a Purse.” For Women’s Protective Services, members donated more than 200 purses stuffed with essential toiletries. Besides community projects, the club also has special interest groups. These groups include a Book Club, Garden Club, Movie Lovers, Couples Night Out, Out-to-Lunch Bunch, Pleasures and Treasures trip group, A.M. Bridge, Beginners Bridge, two Canasta groups, two Pinochle groups, advanced Bridge groups, Dominos, Mahjong, and the newest, Samba. “When we have new members join us, we give them a sheet listing all of the Club’s

activities, and the member can “pick and choose. “We have something for everybody, and if you are looking for fun and friends to hang out with, we are made for you,” said Mary Valentini, publicity chair. “If you do not know how to play card games, that is perfectly fine; we will assign a “mentor. This is a benefit members have available to them.” The New Neighbors meets for lunch and a program at the Women’s Club, the second Friday of each month. If a lady joins the club, her husband is automatically a member for the same annual membership dues of $25. Mary Valentini said the membership dues have not changed in 10 years, and this

covers administrative costs, such as the newsletter and membership directory. “We don’t have very many Mary Valentini Linda Holland has men in our been a New Neighbors’ club – but we sure do have member for 30 them at our bridge fundraisyears. She has been the club’s newsletter ers. And some actually join editor for 15 years their wives for other game and does a great job days. keeping members “They are certainly welinformed. come to join, and sometimes we do have them as guests Anyone wishing to attend at our monthly luncheons,” the luncheon or desiring addiValentini said. tional information about New Reservations are required Neighbors, may contact Mary for the Sept. 11 luncheon and Valentini at 806-799-4450 or program. The cost is $15.

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Remnant Trust Collection open to public The Museum of Texas Tech University is home to a collection of rare documents that have shaped world history. A selection of documents from The Remnant Trust, a collection of more than 1,300 original and first-edition documents that have shaped the ideals of human liberty and dignity, is open to the public at the Museum of Texas Tech University. The collection includes both printed and handwritten works, and encompasses genres such as politics, economics, mathematics, science, history, philosophy and religion. Notable works include an edition of the Magna Carta from 1350, one of three known copies of the third Dunlap printing of Declaration of Independence from 1776, and a first edition King James Bible from 1611. Kris Bex, president of The Remnant Trust, emphasized the most distinctive characteristic of this collection: it is hands-on. “What makes us unique from other similar collections is we let people actually use the documents,” Bex said. “You can pick them up, take them to class. It’s awesome. Nobody ever brings out a 500-year-old book and puts it in your hands.”

Most of the documents are housed at the Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library, but a select number are on display at the Museum of Texas Tech University to be rotated on a yearly basis. The Remnant Trust offices will be available for visitors, by appointment, to come in and spend more personal time with the books and documents. Appointments can be made by phone at 806-8348878. Peggy Miller, director/special assistant to the provost for The Remnant Trust, said the ability to use these historical documents has a great influence on visitors. “There’s something thrilling about touching these items that have had such profound influence on who we are for so many centuries,” Miller said. The purpose of The Rem-

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nant Trust is to place important and rare documents in the hands of people in the hopes it will lead to an improvement of their minds and spirits. It strives to elevate educational standards and the public’s understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through the hands-on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form. “There is a risk that using these documents will cause them to fall apart sooner, but our board is willing to take that risk if we can get people to talk about these ideas,” Bex said. Texas Tech was chosen as The Remnant Trust’s permanent home for many reasons, an important one being the popularity of the exhibit when it visited Lubbock temporarily in 2012. “We were here for a normal display a few years

nity and liberty,” Miller said. “We have a deep respect for these intellectual treasures of our history.” Bex said he hopes the documents spark conversation -- where they come from, how they influence the way we think, how they will lead us into the future.” “This is such a phenomenal collection,” Miller said, “and I think Texas Tech is exactly the right place for it.” ago, and they had more than For a complete list of the 70,000 people come to see collection, visit “Our Holdour books,” Bex said. “That ings” at www.theremnantblows away any exposure we’ve gotten at any other The Museum of Texas venue.” Tech University is located at Bex said The Remnant 3301 Fourth St. and is open Trust team knew something from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesspecial was happening in day through Saturday and Lubbock, and the conversa1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission tion of making it the collecis free. tion’s new home began there. “The popularity of the colThe lection the last time it was here really says something about West Texas and our commitment to human dig-

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What families need to know: Reduce your moving expenses

By Nan Hayes Moving to a new home is often an exciting time, but it can also be an expensive venture. According to the, Worldwide ERC, a full-service move averages more than $12,000. The good news is that there are ways to cut costs. Below are several cost-cutting tips to help you save on your next move. 1. Establish a budget Budgeting in advance can help families save time, money and energy. Decide what you will spend on your move in advance. When you take time to budget, you are more likely to keep an eye on actual spending and avoid those last minute “add-on” expenses. Your budget will help you allocate funds to movers, packers, boxes and other packing materials. If you are moving cross country, a portion of the budget will also be used for lodging, food and transportation. If you are selling your home, it may include items such as repairs and home staging. How can we help? Caring Transitions will provide

a professional pre-moving assessment using our CT Accelerator, an electronic estimating tool that gives a solid estimate of the hours and expenses required to declutter, pack, move and unpack your home. With the estimate in hand, we can help determine which services are most necessary to meet your objectives and fit your budget. 2. Understand the cost of materials Boxes, paper, bubble wrap, and container rentals, such as wardrobes and TV containers can add up quickly. Work with your mover to negotiate the cost of materials. Used boxes can help reduce your overall cost, but be careful to use only clean, sturdy boxes to best protect your possessions. If you pack your own items, the mover is not responsible for damages unless the exterior of the box shows damage. If you are not sure how to pack your fragile items, it may be better to rely on professionals who do. Moving special possessions such as grandfather clocks, pianos, or high-value items may cause you to incur

additional fees for crating or insurance. How can we help? Caring Transitions offers professional packing and unpacking services provided by trusted, trained and insured employees. For local moves we may also offer re-usable tubs for packing, which may help reduce your overall materials expense, and we also have national agreements with moving and container companies. We can help families decide which option best suits their objectives. 3. Understand the “other” costs Keep in mind that moving expense includes more than the process of moving. If you are employed and moving yourself or your aging parents, you may have to take time off work or employ sitters for small children or pets. You may also incur additional costs for utilities transfer, new furnishings, home repairs, and rental deposits. If you are moving due to a job change, you may be able to save money on some moving expenses. Check with the IRS or your tax professional

to see if you qualify for jobrelated moving deductions. How can we help? As the nation’s largest provider of move management, personal relocation, and household goods liquidation services, Caring Transitions has a number of qualified partners in the real estate, finance, and legal professions who may be able to offer advice as well as discounted services. Our partners in van lines, storage, and junk removal may also offer additional savings. 4. “Rightsize” by downsizing before you move A large portion of moving expense is determined by the volume or weight of the load being moved. When families take time to declutter a home prior to a move, you may find additional savings. Unused items that still have market value can be sold through professional estate sale or online auction and may help offset your total moving expense. More importantly, removing all the household items that you no longer need, use or want before you move helps reduce your total cost,

since the items no longer need to be packed or hauled to your new home. How can we help? Caring Transitions offers a positive and proactive approach to downsizing, by helping you develop a “rightsized” plan for your new home. We save money by helping you move only the things you need and love. We then provide expert estate sale and CT online auction services to help liquidate your unwanted possessions. 5. Organize, organize, organize Time, money and stress can be minimized when you prepare properly for a move. In addition to all the items above, it is important to plan your move well in advance, when possible. Take the time to research movers and make sure they are safe and qualified. Obtain 2-3 moving estimates so you can best understand expenses. Ask movers to include estimates with and without packing services if you are unsure who will perform the work. You may have a specific time table for your move, (See Reducing Moving, Page 21)



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Tech Professor named to USDA committee

John Zak will work with agriculture producers to maintain and improve soil health. Zak, co-director of the Texas Tech University Climate Science Center, has been selected as a member of the newly established U.S. Department of Agriculture Southern Plains Climate Hub’s soil health advisory committee, which covers Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Zak’s research focuses on how climate variability and human disturbances regulate soil microbial diversity in natural and agro-ecosystems. He is a professor of biology in the Texas Tech University Department of Biological Sciences, the associate dean

for research in the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Texas Tech principal investigator for the South Central Climate Science Center Consortium. “The USDA committee will work with regional farmers, ranchers and other landowners to develop collaborations with individuals and scientists who are working to maintain critical soil health and important conservation practices,” Zak said. “The committee also will advise partners and producers concerning best practices for maintaining critical soil health across multiple land uses.” The committee is based at the USDA Grazinglands Re-

search Laboratory in El Reno, the land is to manage soils to also reducing the overall costs Oklahoma. ensure these critical soil inter- of inputs such as fertilizers Its goals are to help region- actions are maintained while and other forms of energy.” al producers maintain and improve soil health, which can then increase soil organic matter and soil carbon storage, promote increased water infiltration, and reduce production costs. “The droughts of the 1920s and 1950s showed us the devastating implications of not paying attention to soil health across the region,” Zak said. “All agriculture is dependent upon the ability of the soil microbial communities, cou“Your comfort, Our purpose”. pled with the soil micro and macro animals, to carryout 4413 82nd St. Ste. 135 Lubbock, TX 79424 necessary functions. “Our charge as stewards of Phone Fax 855.867.5375

Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting. One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist was pleased. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’

card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door. Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen donuts at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’ The Congressman was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.


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but if possible try to plan your move for mid-month. Most movers are busy at the first and last of month when rental property leases begin or expire. Once you choose a mover, be sure to communicate with them often and notify them of any special circumstances

such as parking restrictions, limited elevator hours or narrow stairways which could lead to increased labor costs. How can we help? Caring Transitions is more than a move management service. We are total solution providers who act as your personal agent throughout the planning, moving and move-

in process. We manage all relocation logistics and communications with all parties involved in a move to create the best possible, stress-free outcome. Lubbock agents for Caring Transitions are Heather and Jose Arjona, 806-470-0213. or email

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Page 22 • September 2015 • Golden Gazette more than 90 that are rare and unique. For additional information, contact the center at 806-7478734 or go to www.windmill. com.

Cowboy Symposium

National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration is looking for volunteers to assist at the event to be held Sept. 11, 12, and 13 at the Civic Center and the Underwood Center. Volunteers are needed for ticket sales and for greeters at various events. Cowboy poets, musicians, storytellers, artists, historians, authors, editors, publishers, exhibitors, horse trainers, chuck wagon cooks, and honest-to-goodness cowboys and many more will head to Lubbock to celebrate the United Sates’ largest gathering of ranching, cowboys and the western way of life. If you are interested in this event, contact Kathy at 7432385.

Stockings for Servicemen

In 2014, Lubbock RSVP and its volunteers assisted in providing more than 4,000 stockings for servicemen overseas. This is a true community effort that takes months to complete. We are in the process of completing stockings for distribution for Christmas 2015. 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 ef-


By Joan Blackmon, Coordinator Lead With Experience

Volunteer Opportunities and Info fort. We need groups 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. For additional information, contact the Lubbock RSVP office at 743-7787.

Meals on Wheels

Lubbock Meals on Wheels serves more than 700 meals each day to individuals who are unable to prepare a hot and healthy meal. This nonprofit agency 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. There is a wait-list for additional recipients, and the need is great for volunteers. One hour of your time can

make an incredible difference in the life of someone who is homebound, elderly, or disabled. Recently some volunteers have been added, but more are always needed. For additional information call 806792-7971.

Wind Power Center

American Wind Power Center is in need of volunteers. The center encompasses 28 acres and is always in need of volunteers who are willing to learn how to ride a tractor, ride a lawnmower or operate a weed-eater. Volunteers are also needed to assist in the museum, learn about windmills and be available to answer questions from visitors. If you grew up on a farm (or wish you had), your talents are needed. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. year round. The American Wind Power Center has become internationally recognized as the place to visit for observing windmills in their natural setting. More than 100 windmills are in display and house

StarCare Specialty

StarCare Specialty System is looking for volunteers to visit with individuals in nursing facilities who have intellectual disability, developmental disability, or related conditions. 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 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 personal respite care inside Committed to Caring for Caregivers An online source of information designed to assist family caregivers in gaining information and insight during the journey of caregiving.



the hospital setting. It gives families of children undergoing medical treatment a place 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, guidance and support. 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, call Treasa at 806-725-5362.

Movie night

Thanks to all who attended Movie Night. The evening was full of good food, laughter, fellowship and lots of door prizes. Special thanks to Covenant Lakeside for hosting, RSVP advisory council for all of their hard work, and all the generous door prize donors. Back by popular demand, more of my favorites that you will never hear in the South… 1.Would you like your fish poached or broiled? 2.Who is Richard Petty? 3. Elvis who? 4. Honey, we do not need another dog. 5. I do not have a favorite college football team. Today is a great day to volunteer. ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’ – Winston Churchill I don’t know why some people change churches. What difference does it make which one you stay home from?

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Texas Silver-Haired Legislature celebrates 30 years Jane Blay of Brownfield, and Dolores Garcia, Dona Nussbaum, and Robert Pfister of Lubbock were in Austin recently to attend the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature’s biennium orientation session. Representatives are from the 28 Area Agency on Aging (AAA) districts from across the state. Blay, Garcia, Nussbaum, and Pfister represent the South Plains District, which comprises Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, and Yoakum counties. Twenty-one new and 73 returning members were sworn into office by District 20 Representatives Marisha Forney. Senator Jose Menendez, District 26, gave the keynote address highlighting the success of former Silver-Haired Legislatures demonstrating the effect their work has had on communities and the state. The legislators elected new officers for 2015-2017.

org, or by contacting Blay at Nussbaum at NussbaumDL@, Garcia and Pfister at TSHat,

Texas Silver-Haired legislators: Jane Blay, Dona Nussbaum, Dolores Garcia, Robert Pfister.

Elected Speaker was Nancy Byler from Brownwood; speaker pro-tem was Walter Graham of Cisco; deputy speaker pro-tem was Mona Bailey from North Richland Hills; secretary was Mari Okabayshi from Houston, and comptroller Rudy Cantu from Corpus Christi. Created by Texas the Texas Legislature in 1985, the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature celebrates 30 years of working in partnership with the Texas Legislature to better the lives of senior citizens around the state. The vision of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature is that the applied wisdom, en-

ergy, and experience of aging will improve the lives of all Texans through education, knowledge, and involvement in legislation and governmental affairs. There are 4.1 million seniors 60 years and older living in Texas today. The legislators identify issues and problems of seniors, develop problem-solving solutions, and advocate for adoption of these solutions by the Texas Legislature. Since its creation, 687 older Texans have served as members, adopting 789 resolutions that recommended action by the Texas Legislature to solve problems. The group serves as a liaison between the seniors in Texas and the Texas State Legislature. A goal is to educate local and other state legislators about the importance of legislation affecting issues of seniors. The group represents 17 counties that encompass the South Plains Association of Governments. More information may be obtained at www.txshl. Quit griping about your church. If it was perfect, you couldn’t belong.

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The Art of Ken Davis, through Oct. 4, at the Buddy Holly Center – Chorale director and Santa Fe artist, Ken Davis, will exhibit recent selections from his portfolio of landscape paintings ranging in style from realism to complete abstraction. Every Saturday The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at the corner of 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. Weekly Private Music Lessons -- 3:30-7 p.m., 30 min/weekly, $35/month, Ages 8+, Sign up for music theory, instrument, voice, or guitar lessons, Hodges Community Center. Private Music -- 1:15-2:45 p.m., 30 min/weekly, $35/month, Ages 8+, Sign up for music theory, instrument, voice, or guitar lessons, Maxey Community Center. Sept. 1 – Emma M. Nutt Day Sept. 2 – VJ Day, WWII National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Furr’s Family Dining, 6001 Slide Rd, 11:30 a.m., 799-6796 or 795-9158 Beginners Crochet, 1 p.m., Free, Ages 50+, Learn how to crochet small projects, Lubbock Senior Center. Sept. 3 – Skyscraper Day

Sept. 4 – Newspaper Carrier Day Buddy’s 79th Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock’s famous son, Buddy Holly, at the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. Events & activities for the family. Sept. 5 – Be Late for Something Day Buddy’s 79th Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock’s famous son, Buddy Holly, at the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. Events & activities for the family. Sept. 6 – Read a Book Day Sept. 7 – Neither Rain nor Snow Day Pickleball – it’s fun & free: new players welcome. Join the group at LeRoy Elmore Park, 66th St. & Quaker Avenue tennis courts; Monday nights 7:30-8 to 10 p.m.+- (weather permitting) www. Buddy’s 79th Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock’s famous son, Buddy Holly, at the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. Events & activities for the family. Sept. 8 – Literacy Day Quilters – The Chaparral Quilters Guild, 7 p.m. Garden & Arts Center, 4215 S. University. For more info, 788-0856. Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month. Sept. 9 – Teddy Bear Day

See the online calendar at Click on “Enriching Lives Calendar” Sept. 10 – Swap Ideas Day Coffee for a Cause – Learn more about CHCL and the Building a Healthier West Texas Capital Campaign, 1318 Broadway at 8:30 a.m. in the Sister Mary Kathleen Room. Complimentary breakfast goodies and refreshments provided. Sept. 11 – 911 Remembrance Movie night at Maxey Park - Grab a blanket, pack up the kids, and watch a movie out under the stars at Maxey Park, 4020 30th St. Starts about 8:15 p.m. “The Boxtrolls” rated PG, 100 minutes long. Concessions will be available or bring your own snacks. The New Neighbors Club - 38th annual membership luncheon and meeting at the Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway. Reservations required. $15 per person. Contact Mary Valentini at 806-799-4450 or newneighbors@ National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, 27th annual event at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. Sept. 12 – Chocolate Milk Shake Day The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, 27th annual event at the Lubbock Memorial

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Civic Center and Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. 45th annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., familyoriented and more than 80 vendors selling handmade craft items and fine art, 4215 University Ave. More info 806-767-3724, email or visit

bock on Broadway between Avenues Q and M, and just west of the Wells Fargo Center between Main Street and Broadway Avenue. $25 to $30 tickets at the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce office, 1500 Broadway, Suite 101, or at Select-A-Seat locations, and online at, 806-761-7000.

Sept. 13 – Grandparents Day The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, 27th annual event at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts.

Sept. 18 – POW/MIA Recognition Day Wishing Bowl Event – presented by the Llano Estacado Clay Guild, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Christine DeVitt Icehouse, LHUCA, 519 Ave. J. Tickets $40 available through or 806-770-2000. More info, 806744-2787. Big Wheels deliver Meals on Wheels.

Sept. 14 – National Cream-Filled Donut Day Pickleball – it’s fun & free: new players welcome. Join the group at LeRoy Elmore Park, 66th St. & Quaker Avenue tennis courts; Monday nights 7:30-8 to 10 p.m.+- (weather permitting) www. Sept. 15 – Make a Hat Day Work Long & Prosper in the New Retirement Workscape -- 9 a.m. to noon, McKenzie-Merket Center on Texas Tech campus. Free. RSVP to or call 806-761-7000 by Sept. 8. Sept. 16 – Play Doh Day Diez y Seis De Septiembre, 10:30 a.m., Free, Ages 50+, Mexican Independence Day Celebration. Make beautiful tissue-paper flowers, listen to your favorite music, and enjoy some Spanish pastries. Bring your favorite dish to share with everyone and enjoy lively conversation, Maggie Trejo Supercenter. Sept. 17 – Citizenship Day West Texas Walk of Fame inductees, Jo Harvey Allen and Natalie Maines. 6 p.m. in the Lubbock High School Auditorium, 2004 19th St., Civic Lubbock, Inc. 14th annual Hub City BBQ Cookoff, 5 to 8 p.m. downtown Lub-

Sept. 19 – International Talk Like A Pirate Day Waterwise Garden Tour. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5 for adults. Enjoy a tour of local gardens that demonstrate water-conserving concepts. Educational materials and examples of rainwater harvesting, permeable paving, and water-wise plants will give you ides for your own landscape. Purchase tickets at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, and tour at your own pace. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Ave. Friends of the Library sale in the basement of the Mahon Library, 1306 9th St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Books, DVDs, CDs, VHS & LPs available; Cash and checks only. The Roundtable Luncheon - 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hillcrest Country Club Main Dining Room 4011 N. Boston Ave. The speaker is Charles Moster attorney on Deficit Spending by federal government. Public is invited; $15 per person; limited menu includes beverage and dessert. Travel north on North University Avenue then turn left (See Enriching Lives, Page 25)

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or west on Newcomb Street and proceed to clubhouse.

Sept. 20 – National Punch Day Friends of the Library sale in the basement of the Mahon Library, 1306 9th St., 1 to 4 p.m., Books, DVDs, CDs, VHS & LPs available; Cash and checks only. Newstart Health Expo - offers participants a free health checkup. 2 to 5 p.m. at Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th St. For more info, call 806-793-8614. Sept. 21 – World Gratitude Day Pickleball – it’s fun & free: new players welcome. Join the group at LeRoy Elmore Park, 66th St. & Quaker Avenue tennis courts; Monday nights 7:30-8 to 10 p.m.+- (weather permitting) www. Friends of the Library sale in the basement of the Mahon Library, 1306 9th St., 3 to 7 p.m., Books, DVDs, CDs, VHS & LPs available; Cash and checks only.

Soda Can Airplanes at the Silent Wings Museum - build a World War II airplane from recycled soda cans. 10 a.m. to noon. Ages 13 and up. $7. Pre-register by 5 p.m. Sept. 22. For more information or to register call 806-775-3049. Free kidney health checks 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mae Simmons Community Center 2004 Oak Ave., Lubbock. Contact Samantha Dominguez at 806-765-2611 ext 1008 to pre-register. Sept. 27 – Crush a Can Day Sept. 28 – Ask a Stupid Question Day Pickleball – it’s fun & free: new players welcome. Join the group at LeRoy Elmore Park, 66th St. & Quaker Avenue tennis courts; Monday nights 7:30-8 to 10 p.m.+- (weather permitting) www.

Sept. 23 – Dog in Politics Day

Sept. 29 – Confucius Day A Chamber University seminar on “Employee Health & Wellness,” 8 -11:30 a.m., at Covenant Knipling Education Conference Center. $70, breakfast provided. Reservations at or call 806-761-7000.

Sept. 24 – Cherries Jubilee Day

Sept. 30 – Mud Pack Day

Sept. 25 – Comic Book Day Heart Matters Discussions – Gail Hargrove, physician’s assistant with Cardiology Associates will speak on heart attacks at the Knipling Education and Conference Center, on the 6th floor of the West Parking Garage at the corner of 21st and Louisville. For information call 1-866-4COVENANT. New Neighbors Games Day Tournament & Luncheon, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway. $15 for tournament and lunch. Reservations required. Contact Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or

Coming in October: Komen’s Race for the Cure – Oct. 3, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Oktoberfest - Oct. 2 - 4 in Fredericksburg, 830-997-8515, www. Texas Mesquite Arts Festival Oct. 9 - 11 in Fredericksburg, 830-997-8515,

Sept. 22 – Elephant Appreciation Day

Sept. 26 – Johnny Appleseed Day

Note: To add an event, delete an event, or make changes, e-mail or call 744-2220 by the 20th of the month for the following month’s publication. Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their pews.

Help ‘Feed Seniors Now’ during September, Hunger Action Month More than 1 in 3 seniors in the care of others are at risk for under- or mal-nutrition according to the Mayo Clinic/American Dietetic Association. Malnutrition is the lack of proper nutrition, not necessarily a lack of food. Detecting malnutrition in seniors may be difficult, and even seniors who eat enough may be eating the wrong foods. Comfort Keepers has created an initiative to address senior nutrition issues to help seniors live healthy, independent lives. Comfort Keepers of Lubbock is partnering with Lubbock Meals on Wheels to distribute senior nutritional information and feed seniors on the Lubbock Meals on Wheels weekend meal bag

and hot meal programs. The goals are to raise If you have questions, call awareness about the grow- 806-687-7800. ing epidemic of malnutrition that impacts millions of older Americans, and to collect specific food items to fill 5,500 bags for the Meals on Wheels weekend meals bag program. Items needed include inResidential, Hospital stant oatmeal, instant Cream of Wheat, soup, juice boxes, & Rehabilitation HomeCare for people of all ages Chef Boyardee single servIndividualized Plan of Care ing meals, small cans of tuna Assistance with activities or chicken, and single-servof daily living ing packages 24-hour on-call availability of peanuts, and support cheese crackTransportation to and from appointments ers, Goldfish, Meal Planning & Preparation chips, pretzels, and peanut Light Housekeeping butter crackers. Veteran’s Aid & Attendance Each weekend meal bag contains two frozen meals, plus 10-12 of the items listed above. Learn more about seniors and nutrition at lubbock-411. Quality, Compassion & Care


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What happens to my IRA after I’m gone? By Zach Holtzman Financial advisor Edward JonEs Contributing to an IRA can help you build some of the resources you will need to enjoy a comfortable retirement. But what happens to your IRA if you don’t use it up in your lifetime? You can still put the IRA’s assets to good use, as long as you’ve made the right

moves and communicated your wishes clearly to your family. When you opened your IRA, you should have named a beneficiary – someone who will receive the IRA assets when you pass away. You could also name a contingent beneficiary if the first beneficiary dies before you. These beneficiary designations are important because

they can supersede the instructions left in your will. If you name your spouse as beneficiary of your IRA, he or she has options unavailable to other beneficiaries. Here are two possibilities: Roll over assets into a new or an existing IRA Your surviving spouse can roll over your IRA’s assets into his or her IRA or use the money to create a new IRA. And, as long as your spouse is eligible, he or she can then add new contributions to the IRA. This could be a good choice if your spouse won’t need the money right away and would like to keep it in a tax-advantaged account for as long as possible. Upon reaching age 70½, though, your spouse will likely need to start taking withdrawals (“required minimum distributions”), unless the inherited IRA was a Roth IRA. Convert the assets to a Roth IRA If you are leaving a traditional IRA to your

spouse, he or she could roll over the assets into a new or an existing IRA, and then convert the assets into a Roth IRA. This move gives your spouse at least two potential advantages. First, if certain requirements are met, no taxes are due on the withdrawals. Second, as mentioned above, no withdrawals are even required – your spouse can leave the money intact for as long as desired. However, taxes will be due on the amount converted to a Roth, so this conversion may only make sense if your spouse has enough assets available in a nonretirement account to pay the tax bill. Thus far, we’ve just talked about your spouse as the beneficiary. But what might happen if you’ve named someone else – perhaps a child or grandchild – as the primary beneficiary of your IRA? In this case, the beneficiary won’t have the option of rolling over the IRA. Instead,

he or she can either take the money as a lump sum or take distributions over time. If you pass away before age 70½, and you hadn’t started taking the required minimum distributions, your beneficiary must start taking withdrawals by Dec. 31 in the year following the year in which you pass away. These withdrawals can be stretched out over your beneficiary’s lifetime, though, spreading out the tax obligations. As an alternative, your beneficiary can delay taking distributions, but he or she would need to withdraw all the money within five years of your death. When dealing with any aspect of your estate plans, including naming beneficiaries for your IRA, you’ll want to consult with your tax or legal professionals. You put a lot of time and effort into building the assets in your IRA – so you’ll also want to take care in how you pass these assets along.

Friends of the Library sale set for Sept. 19-21 More than 200,000 items will be on sale, Sept. 19, 20 & 21 in the basement of the Mahon Library, 1306 9th St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19; 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20; and 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Books, DVDs, CDs, VHS & LPs are available in every category during the Friends of Lubbock Library event. Areas are arranged by fiction sorted into usual categories, large print, children’s, arts and sciences, educational, religious, history, cookbooks, hobbies and games, business and computers, and more. Prices range from 25 cents to $10+ in the better book section. The sale is open to the public Sept. 19, 20 & 21.

On Sept. 18 the sale will be open to members of Friends of the Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memberships to Friends of the Library will be available at the door. Prices are $100 for a business membership; $25 for patron, $10 for family, and $5 for student. Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization supporting, promoting and benefiting the Lubbock Public Library system and the Lubbock area community. Books are also sold online at AbeBooks. com,, and Donations are collected in storage bins at 82nd Street & Frankford, and 5520 19th St. anytime, and inside each of the libraries during regular business hours.

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Jack goes to his friend Mike and says, “I’m sleeping with the minister’s wife. Can you keep him back in church for an hour after service for me?” Mike doesn’t like it, but being a friend, he agrees. After the service, Mike starts talking to the minister, asking him all sorts of stupid questions, just to keep him occupied. Finally the minister gets annoyed and asks Mike what he’s really up to. Mike, feeling guilty, finally confesses to the minister. “My friend is sleeping with your wife right now, so he asked me to keep you occupied.” The minister thinks for a minute, smiles, puts a brotherly hand on Mike’s shoulder, and says, “You better hurry home now. My wife died a year ago.”

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Memories & perceptions: Have we romanticized our younger days?

A presidential candidate is wearing a cap embroidered with the words “Make America Great Again.” What exactly is meant by that? I am not old enough to remember slavery in the U. S. or any time when women were not allowed to vote. Were those times when “America was great?” Many of us remember when “separate but equal” was the law of the land, and we know it was definitely not equal. It was the Supreme Court ruling on Brown vs Board of Education that began to change practices of the “Jim Crow” laws. Only 50 years ago the Voting Rights Act was signed, and the southern part of the United States went solidly Republican. Many folks still

insist on making voting difficult for people. I still remember the horrible fear of polio, measles and other diseases that are now preventable or curable. What about improvements in roads, highways and bridges? Driving along in our vehicles without air conditioning or radio was great because we did not know anything better. Makes some of us laugh remembering driving over sandy, bumpy, muddy or rough roads and the length of time it took to get somewhere. No one complained, but none want to return to those times when “America was great.” Do not think that any semblance of gratitude or loyalty is lacking by this writer.

By Rollin A Long Gratitude, loyalty and optimism run deep, but so do the memories of times when, compared to today, America was not so great. The McCarthy era is one of the saddest times of American history. Sensible, great people were accused of being communist by a drunken, boorish, attention-getting United States Senator. It was a sad time. It took courage to speak up against his accusations, and the risk of doing so was frightening. Many people did things that were reactionary

and unnecessary out of fear of being called a communist. Unfounded accusations continue today even though there are many ways of checking facts. Too many are guilty of being too lazy or suspicious to bother to verify what is said. No doubt, knowing who to trust is an issue. This is true whether the subject is national politics, religion, science, local issues or one’s job. Trust is difficult to come by. The slogan “Make America Great Again” needs to be carefully researched. What was great in years gone by? Was it really, or have our memories and perceptions become distorted with passing time? Have we

romanticized our younger days? I had a friend who was married to a man for more than 50 years. He was an extremely difficult man who drank excessively and when doing so, was loud, cruel and unreasonable. While he was alive, she grieved about how she was treated. After his death, her story changed. All she would talk about was how she missed him and how great he was. All her friends would stare and shake their heads in disbelief. Finally, a brave friend spoke up saying, “Jane, we all know what kind of man he was, and so do you. I am not going to let you make a saint out of him now.” The rest of us gulped and were just thinking that she was exactly correct.

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The Eye Test

“Bridge Over the San Miguel” by Ken Davis

‘Ken Davis: The Landscape through a Musician’s Eyes’ “Ken Davis: The Landscape through a Musician’s Eyes” exhibit is open at the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Ave. G.

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as well as scenes from his travels to Europe and South America. In 2001, during a sabbatical from teaching, Davis decided to take a class in painting and discovered a passion that lead him to his current career. His training in art includes numerous courses in drawing and dozens of workshops with leading landscape painters in the U.S. The exhibit will be on display in the Fine Art Gallery at the Buddy Holly Center through Oct. 4. A Gallery Talk with artist, Ken Davis, before the First Friday Art Trail is set for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4.

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A Tribute to George Dawson: the delivery guy & so much more By Victoria Holloway Every month for 15 years, George Dawson would load hundreds of Golden Gazette newspapers into his car and deliver the paper to more than 60 businesses around town. He recently retired from delivering papers, and his work for the Gazette is greatly appreciated. Dawson said he is grateful for his time delivering the Gazette and for the staff at Word Publications who were kind and gracious to him. George Dawson is a singer in the local barbershop quartet, a 20-year Meals-On-Wheels volunteer, a tutor at the Dream Center, a volunteer at the

American Heart Association, a Texas Tech graduate, and a retired teacher. He and his wife, Karen Dawson, were teachers in Lubbock until he retired in 1993, and she retired in 1996. Dawson said Karen has been an organist at a church for 18 years. “I’ve been blessed with a wife of 55 years, and I couldn’t ask for more,” Dawson said. He and Karen have a son, who works for a book company in Austin, and a daughter, who is a cardiac nurse in Conway, Arkansas. Dawson grew up as a choir boy in the church, which started his life-long passion for music, he said. He sang

in the choir in high school and joined the barbershop quartet in 1975. “Sometimes I get as much from the anthem of a song as I do from a sermon,” Dawson said. For eight years he has tutored young adults at the Dream Center to help them study for the GED test or help further their education in some way. “It’s rewarding from the standpoint that you can see the progress they’re making,” Dawson said. Throughout his George Dawson life, he said he has learned that it is not always about “All we can do is try to live a good what you know, but who you know. life,” Dawson said, “and hope your He highly values the attributes of children and grandchildren will aphonesty, integrity, a good work ethic, preciate what you’ve accomplished.” and morality.

New police chief appointed Greg Stevens was appointed the new police chief of Lubbock by City Manager James Loomis. Stevens started with the Lubbock Police Department in October 1992, and has served in patrol, special operations, internal affairs, administration, narcotics, vice and gang intelligence, investigations, and police academy. He became assistant chief in April 2014. He also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Stevens has a bachelor’s degree in Greg Stevens criminal justice from Wayland Baptist University and a master’s in business administration from Texas Tech University. He also graduated from the FBI.’s National Academy and the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

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