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Volume 29, Number 9

September 2017

In September & Inside Texas Tech Football .....................24 Sept. 2 Eastern Washington Eagles

in Lubbock

Sept. 16 Arizona State Sun Devils Sept. 23 Houston Cougars

in Lubbock in Houston

Sept. 30 Oklahoma State Cowboys

in Lubbock

1st – 20 Years of LHUCA .................2 1st – Wild West Shootout.................6 4th – Labor Day 7th – Buddy Holly’s 81st Birthday 8-10th – National Cowboy Symposium ........................ page 1 9th – Arts & Crafts Festival ....... page 5 10th – Grandparents Day 21st – Hub City BBQ Cook-off . page 20 22nd – First day of fall 22-30th – Panhandle South Plains Fair 23-25th – Friends of Library Sale page 2 Covenant ranked best .............. page 5 Estacado High School celebrates 50 years ........ page 11 ‘Feed Seniors Now’ ................. page 24

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Lubbock, Texas 79401

National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration set for Sept. 8-10 The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration rolls out the 29th annual event Sept. 8-10. The symposium will feature unique cowboy culture events, entertainment and demonstrations at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane The horse parade is an annual event at the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration set this year for Sept. 8-10. (6th Street). The event cellette, Chris Isaacs, Craig Carter, visitors from more than 38 nations ebrates, preserves and passes and many other talented per- have attended in the previous 28 along the western heritage and formers. years. cowboy culture. This year also features new The event has activities for the The event features more events such as Wyatt Earp: A entire family. than 50 musical entertainers, Frontier Life; “Cow Country Show goers will be able to pick cowboy poets and storytell- Outlaws” by Texas State His- and choose from a full schedule of ers, western writers, a Western torian Bill O’Neal; a Friday entertainers, western programs, and Swing dance, outlaw history, evening Western Swing Dance activities each day of the event. horse handling demonstrations, by Jimmy Burson & Texas in A schedule is on the website at horse parade, the National the Swing; and an expanded Championship Chuck Wagon Native American Pow-wow. Tickets for meals, exhibits, daily Cook-Off, and exhibits of One of the largest events concurrent sessions, and evening western merchandise. annually held in Lubbock, the performances may be purchased Night show entertainers celebration has drawn visitors in advance or upon arrival at the include Mary Kaye, Pipp Gil- from across the country, and event. (See Cowboy Symposium, Page 3)

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Friends of Lubbock Libraries sale, Sept. 23-25

Twenty years and counting – Join the celebration at September’s First Friday Art Trail, from 6 to 10 p.m., Sept. 1. LHUCA, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, is at 511 Ave. L. All are welcome - founders, staff, board members, donors, funders, organizational partners, visual, performing and literary artists, volunteers, supporters and the general public. Brief remarks will be made from LHUCA Plaza at 7:30 p.m. and live music will be provided by Showdown.

Friends of Lubbock Libraries will open in the basement of Mahon Library, 1306 9th St., on Sept. 22 for FOL members and on Sept. 23-25 to the public. Shelves have been restocked with thousands of recent donations. Books, DVD’s, CD’s, VHS & LP’s are available in every category. Areas are arranged by fiction sorted into usual categories, large print, children’s, arts and sciences, educational, religious, his-

The End of Alzheimer’s Starts with You™ Join Edward Jones for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in your community.

Register at Our team name is Edward Jones-Holtzman/Hodges Walk to End Alzheimer’s— Lubbock, Texas October 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. for registration. Walk begins at 10:30 Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Amphitheater, 413 East Broadway, Lubbock, TX

For more information, please contact Zach Holtzman or Rhonda Hodges, (806) 797-5995


Please note: Edward Jones cannot accept monetary donations of any kind.

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tory, cookbooks, hobbies and games, business, computers, comics, and more. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Memberships are available at the door: Individual/ Family $10, Patron $25 to $100, Student $5 Hours: Sept. 22 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (FOL members only) Sept. 23 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 - 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 - 3 to 7 p.m. Books are also sold online at,, and A Saturday Bookstore is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For members only, it is in the corner of the basement featuring better books in most categories. Surplus books are donated to various non-profit organizations. The work is staffed entirely by more than 75 volunteers. Donations are collected in storage bins at 82nd St & Frankford and 5520 19th St. anytime, and inside each of the libraries during regular business hours.

As we grow older and wiser we realize a $300 or $30 watch - they both tell the same time.

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Some of you may be too young to understand this stuff. Heavens to Murgatroyd! Would you believe the email spell checker did not recognize the word murgatroyd? Lost words from our childhood: Words gone as fast as the buggy whip. The other day a not-soelderly, 65, (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a jalopy, and he looked at her quizzically and said, “What the heck is a jalopy?” OMG (new) phrase! He never heard of the word jalopy. She knew she was old but not that old. Well, I hope you are hunky-dory after you read this and chuckle. About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become

obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology. These phrases included “Don’t touch that dial,” “Carbon copy,” “You sound like a broken record,” and “Hung out to dry.” Back in the olden days we had a lot of moxie. We’d put on our best bib and tucker to straighten up and fly right. Heavens to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumping Jehoshaphat! Holy Moley! We were in like Flint and living the life of Riley, and even a regular guy couldn’t accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill. Not for all the tea in China! Back in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when’s the last time anything was swell? Swell has gone the way

of beehives, pageboys, and the D.A.; of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers. Oh, my aching back. Kilroy was here, but he isn’t anymore. We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say, well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle! Or, This is a fine kettle of fish! We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent, as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.

Poof, go the words of our youth, the words we’ve left behind: We blink, and they’re gone. Where have all those phrases gone? Long gone: Pshaw, The milkman did it. We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeable times. For a child, each new word is like a shiny toy, a

toy that has no age. We at the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that once did not exist, and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memory. It’s one of the greatest advantages of aging. See ya later, alligator!

Cowboy Symposium open to public (Continued from Page 1)

The show is open to the public. Additional information may be obtained from the show office at 806-798-7825, or at

Tim Lee, Executive Director,

Texas Retired Teachers Association


“TRS-Care Updates” Hosted by District 17 Retired Teachers Association

All retired & current public school employees are invited to attend.

Thursday, September 7 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Region 17 Education Service Center 1111 W. Loop 289 • Lubbock, Texas

Public Welcome!

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Certified Counselors for Health Insurance Marketplace Community Health Center of Lubbock has Certified Application Counselors available to provide free apResidential, Hospital plication assistance for those & Rehabilitation HomeCare interested in obtaining health for people of all ages insurance. Individualized Plan of Care Although, Certified ApAssistance with activities plication Counselors are loof daily living cated at the main site at 1610 24-hour on-call availability 5th St., appointments can be and support made to be assisted at any Transportation to and CHCL site. from appointments Open Enrollment begins Meal Planning & Preparation Nov. 1, and goes through Light Housekeeping Veteran’s Aid & Attendance Dec. 15. Call 806-765-2611 and ask to speak with a Certified Application Counselor for more information or to Quality, Compassion & Care schedule an appointment.


Seeds of Hope Identity

Not long ago, I lost my billfold and all of its contents. It was simple to call the bank that issued the credit card and ask them to cancel it. But when I went to get a new driver’s license, it took much more than a phone call. I had to produce three different documents - including my birth certificate. Fortunately, I was able to locate them with no difficulty. Birth certificates are critical when we need to prove our identity. But a birth certificate that says we are heaven-born and heaven-bound is certainly more important. In Psalm 87:6 we read that

Music artists & cover art for Lubbock Music Now Civic Lubbock, Inc. has announced the lineup of artists and the album cover artwork for the 2017 Lubbock Music NOW album which features local artists who provide the soundtrack for

our city. It’s a compilation album of original music by current local musicians. Out of dozens of submissions, the selections were made by the past and current members of the Texas Branch of The Recording Academy (Texas Grammy Board). Nineteen songs were selected for the Lubbock Music NOW 2017 album. This year’s winners, listed alphabetically are Alexis Lowry, Alma Quartet, Bo Garza, Brian Findley, Cary and

Steve, Derek Bohl, Drake Hayes Band, Fellow American, Flatland Cavalry, Gypsy Jayne and the Travelers, Hannah Jackson and Riley Glass, Hogg Maulies, Jeff McCreight, Jenni Dale Lord, Jim Dixon, Lindsay Boreing, Mark Paden, Sober by Sunday, Texas Cadillac Jack Band. The winning CD cover art is called “Music in the Ground, Music in the Air” by graphic artist Barry Helms. The release of the album on CD and digital platforms is planned for late September.

“The Lord will write in the register of the peoples this one was born in Zion” - referring to the community of believers - which for us is Heaven. After dark one night, a religious leader named Nicodemus went to visit Jesus. As their conversation unfolded Jesus said, “No one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again.” “Nicodemus,” Jesus said, “your earthly birth record will not allow you entrance to heaven. You need a birth certificate that has been issued by God!” When we are born the first time, we are born into an “earthly family” because we have an “earthly father.” It is only when we are born a second time - “born again” - by accepting Christ as our Savior that we are assured of “seeing” the Kingdom of God. “I am the Way,” said Jesus, “if you want to be a citizen in My Kingdom.”

The storm

The day began with sunshine, blue skies, and gentle breezes. The deep blue waters were calm and peaceful. A lovely new sailing vessel rocked slowly from side to side as the passengers walked around the deck. Each one had been personally met by the captain who greeted them with a smile,

GUIDO EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION a handshake and the words, “Welcome aboard!” Soon after the ship set sail a storm appeared on the horizon. Angry waves soon swept over the sides of the ship and the passengers were forced to go below where they were safe from the winds and waters. In fact, the captain was tied to the bridge so he would not be swept overboard. The ship was no longer a place of serenity but of fear and worry. Finally, one of the passengers, overcoming his fear and anxiety, decided he would climb from beneath the deck to see if the captain was still alive. He crawled up the stairs, opened the hatch, and saw a sight that steadied his nerves and calmed his racing heart. Returning to the frightened passengers he shouted, “Everything’s fine. I saw the face of the Captain, looked into his eyes, and realized we were safe with him at the helm.” “In the morning,” prayed the Psalmist, “my prayer comes before you.” What a wise way to begin every day. If we go to the Lord before we are in a storm, we can depend on his presence when we are engulfed by a storm. With his arms around us and his strength to sustain us, we will surely be able to face life’s storms with confidence.

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Covenant Medical Center Best in Region For the second year in a row, mind and spirit – and this recognition Hospitals are also ranked regionScores are based on data that inU.S. News ranked Covenant Medi- shows we are honoring our commit- clude survival, patient safety, nurse ally within states and major metro cal Center as a Best Hospital in the ment to healthy communities.” areas. staffing, and other factors. 2017-2018 assessment. U.S. News publishes the rankings to help patients decide where to best receive quality care across the country.  Covenant ranked as the Best Hospital in the Panhandle Plains region;  Covenant ranked as one of the top 12 hospitals in the entire State of Texas;  Covenant is the only hospital to receive Best Hospital ranking in Lubbock and the South Plains region; and Lubbock, Texas  Covenant also received special Featuring “We are honored to be recognized designation in five procedures – see by U.S. News & World Report as the below. Covenant Medical Center is top-ranked hospital in the region,” said Walt Cathey, president of Cov- ranked “High Performing” in five enant Medical Center. “Moving up in adult procedures/conditions; three in ranking from number 19 to number cardiac, one in cancer surgery, and 12 reflects our commitment to ex- one in orthopedic surgery: 1. Aortic valve surgery cellent patient care. This rise in the 2. Colon cancer surgery rankings tells us we are on the right 3. Heart bypass surgery path.” 4. Heart failure “As we approach 100 years of 5. Knee replacement serving West Texas and eastern New The U.S. News Best Hospitals Mexico, it remains our mission to maintain a Christian ministry of analysis covers clinical specialties, healing to the whole person – body, procedures, and medical conditions.

September 8-10, 2017

Arts & Crafts Festival, Sept. 9

The 47th Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival is set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9. The event is family-oriented and features more than 80 vendors selling handmade craft items and fine art. The Garden and Arts Center is at 4215 University Ave. 806-767-3724, email at The Lubbock Garden and Arts Center is open Monday through Fri-

day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. The center strives to offer an array of fun classes and events for all ages that cover general subjects such as painting, drawing and photography, yet also focus on specific topics, which include jewelry-making, cake decorating, and faux finishing. More information can be found online at

Live Music & Poetry Chuck Wagon Food & Coffee Horse Training Demonstrations Western Merchandise & Art Native American Activities Youth Activities

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Wild West Shootout Sept. 1 to benefit Epilepsy Foundation The Epilepsy Foundation Texas will host the annual Wild West Epilepsy Shootout Sporting Clays Tournament on Sept. 1. The shootout will be held at the Lubbock Shooting Complex just south of town at 1475 County Road 1.

The entertaining, unique event will feature a 12-Stand Sporting Clays Tournament and challenge shot side games. Lunch and registration will begin at noon, with the shoot beginning at 1 p.m. There will be an open bar af-


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ter the tournament that offers networking opportunities for participants and sponsors. The event will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Texas. The events held raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation’s camping program for children living with seizures. Each summer, nearly 300 children and teens diagnosed with epilepsy participate in one of the foundation’s three week-long residential camps provided at no cost to families coping with this expensive medical condition.


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Handling Baby Boomers The Lubbock County Office of Dispute Resolution will host a seminar about guardianship from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. The seminar is open to the public including interested seniors, family and friends, veterans, and other nonprofessional guardians. This seminar is an excellent opportunity for guardians and potential guardians to learn more about managing another person’s affairs. This event is also a chance for seniors and others to learn more about what having a guardian means for them. The seminar will include: ■ What you should know as a guardian and how to be effective in guardianship. ■ The Office of Court Ad-

ministration’s expanding role regarding guardianship. ■ Guardianship legislative updates and relevant court cases. ■ Alternatives to guardianships. ■ Advocates for special interest groups. There will be presentations from members of the state judiciary, Texas Office of Court Administration, as well as other guardianship professionals. Cost of attendance is $75. Scholarship and discounted fees may be available for veterans and seniors over 60. Continuing education credits are not available for those receiving a scholarship or discount. For more information, contact the Office of Dispute Resolution at 806-775-1720 or

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You are invited to the By James K. White

I had a high school teacher who frequently said that certain of my behavior patterns were NATO (Not Altogether Thought Out). It was early afternoon on Sept. 7, 1876 when a band of eight bank robbers (including Jesse and Frank James) attempted to ply their chosen trade in Northfield, Minnesota. All eight of the perpetrators were killed or wounded. Only two culprits managed to escape. The total “take” was $26.70.The scheme of this robbery would appear to qualify as NATO. Near Canyon, Texas, there roams a 2,400-pound bull named Alpha. He is special because of his parentage. Traditional bovine mating was not involved in the production of Alpha because this animal was cloned using a prime carcass acquired from a slaughterhouse. This bull has been bred to three separate cows, and those unions have thus far produced 13 calves. On Feb. 22, 2017 -- a gutsy man named Adrian Solano from Venezuela competed in the Nordic World Ski Championships. He did not win the championship this year, partially because he had never snow-skied before in his life. In fact, Adrian claimed that he had never previously seen snow up close. An American penny is worth more than one cent – sort of. According to the U.S. Mint, 2016 pennies cost 1.7 cents each to make and distribute. What is likely a government-sponsored agency has discovered there are more museums in the United States than there are Starbuck’s and

McDonalds combined. Some wag commented this proves Americans prefer learning to eating. I suggest that this conclusion might warrant additional investigation. Supposedly true: an Indiana hunter (male) was shot in his right foot when his dog knocked over his owner’s rifle, causing it to discharge. The dog’s name? Trigger. Building on the 1974 craze of scampering nude in public places (sometimes at televised events), Ray Stevens had a hit recording entitled “The Streak.” We simply do not create classic music like that anymore. In a Utah forest, a single aspen seed germinated circa 10,000 years ago. That particular tree has spread through 47,000 root braches to create new tree trunks over an area encompassing 106 acres. Botanists consider this aspen to be a single organism, and it may be the largest, heaviest (estimated to weigh 13 million pounds) and oldest organism on earth. Observing such a creation of beauty almost makes one quake. Well, sagely try to avoid NATO behaviors – and have a great week. A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail. A man will dress up for weddings and funerals. A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t. A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, but she does.


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Hydrate to heightened health Do you have a dry mouth, chapped lips, or a headache? You might be dehydrated. Adequate hydration can be difficult to maintain, especially in the hot summer months. Waiting to drink fluids until you feel thirsty might be too late. As we age, our thirst sensation diminishes, which puts us at risk of dehydration; therefore thirst is not always the best indicator of when you need fluids. Dehydration seems mild and nothing to sweat over, but it can quickly lead to health complications such as heat stroke, electrolyte imbalance, and shock, all of which can lead to hospitalization according to Mayo Clinic. So how much water or fluid do we need in order to feel our best? This varies depending on height, weight, age, and activity level. Most of us have heard the general recommendation of eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day, which is a great start. The dietary reference intake for water is 2.7-3.7 liters per day for women and men, respectively, age 50 and older according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. There are many different ways to calculate fluid needs,

but generally speaking, always try to have at least eight 8-ounce glasses per day unless otherwise recommended by a doctor. It is usually a good idea to have a water bottle or glass of water handy at all times. Aim to drink a glass of water with each meal, and 1 to 2 glasses in-between meals to meet your water needs. Some health conditions cause an increase or even a decrease in fluid needs so always speak with your healthcare provider about your individual requirements. Is plain water not quenching your thirst? Try adding some lowcalorie flavors such as fresh or frozen fruit, or sugar-free flavored mixes to add variety and encourage you to drink more. Remember - all fluids count toward your total fluid intake, such as eating fresh

fruits and vegetables, soups, tea, and milk. Stay away from sugarfilled beverages, which provide unhealthy calories. Keep track of your water intake to ensure you are meeting your fluid needs. There are a lot of health benefits to staying hydrated. You will feel energized, have great looking skin, better cardiovascular health, and stay regular. Do you have more questions regarding water and fluid intake? Or are you needing nutrition information on diet related health issues such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity? Come see the dietitians at Wellness Today. Holley Aguilera MS, RD, LD is a registered dietitian at Wellness Today, 2431 South Loop 289. Call for an appointment, 806-771-8010. Resources: and

The Catholic Dog Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for company. One day the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest and asked, ‘Father, my dog is dead. Could ya’ be saying’ a mass for the poor creature?” Father Patrick replied, “I’m afraid not; we cannot have services for an animal in the church. “But there are some Baptists down the lane, and there’s no tellin’ what they believe. Maybe they’ll do something for the creature.” Muldoon said, ‘I’ll go right away, Father. Do ya’ think $5,000 is enough to donate to them for the service?” Father Patrick exclaimed, “Sweet Mary, Mother of Jesus! Why didn’t ya’ tell me the dog was Catholic?”

Maximizing Social Security, Sept. 14, at Groves Library Social Security Employees generally don’t give case-specific advice, so that means you are on your own. Until now. A Free Community Workshop is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th St. You will discover strategies that could increase your lifetime Social Security benefits. There are more than 500 options to take your Social Security. This workshop will help you decide which is best for you. These are things that will be discussed at the workshop: * Learn how to grow Social Security benefits by 8% per year. * Discover if you should take Social Security early or later. * Tips such as collecting off an ex spouse’s benefits, and more. * Are you eligible to col-

lect Social Security benefits at age 60? * How to avoid Social Security penalties. * Tips to avoid 85% of your Social Security benefit being taxed and more. If you have any questions, call 1-888-325-0960. This event is not associated or endorsed by the venue. This class is strictly educational, and no products will be sold. The event will be for information purposes only. The presenter may offer you a free consultation or report, but you have no obligation to accept. Bring your spouse or a friend.

The event organizer is Retirement Ready Workshops that provides free community retirement workshops that enable families to learn and hopefully enjoy a long and successful retirement. Retirement Ready Workshops is not associated with any Government Agency, Social Security Department, nor offer any tax or legal advice.

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Mae Simmons Centers Mall Walkers: walking, talking, socializing reopen after renovations By Samantha Brooke larly senior citizens, like to Apart from the health ben-

Mae Simmons Community and Adult Activity Centers hosted a Grand Re-Opening and National Night Out Celebration on Aug. 1. The event celebrated the completion of major renovations to the centers. Completed renovations for the combined 12,400 squarefoot centers included new floor coverings, wall painting and texture, ceiling, electrical including lighting, HVAC systems, updated kitchen appliances and cabinets, and new furnishings. Exterior renovations included painting, a new bench, ADA ramps and roofing. National Night Out is a community building campaign designed to heighten crime-prevention awareness,

generate support for participation in local anti-crime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. The campaign sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Mae Simmons Community and Adult Activity Centers are located at 2004 Oak Ave. Hours for the Community Center are Monday-Thursday from 3:30 to 8 p.m., Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hours for the Adult Activity Center are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 806-767-2700 or 806-7672708.

People walking around the mall at a fast pace might conjure up images of backto-school shopping or the holiday season, but it’s an everyday occurrence. Mall walkers are a staple at malls all across America and the South Plains Mall is no different. Every morning doors open early for the dozens of walkers looking to get in a nice, peaceful, temperature-controlled workout. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, malls are the second most popular walking venue, behind neighborhoods. However, neighborhoods and other outside venues can present challenges and risks that many people, particu-

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avoid. Carlene Green walks at the South Plains Mall four days a week and said the mall provides a comfortable, safe environment for her to exercise. “I come to improve my health, and so I don’t have to deal with the weather and dogs,” Green said. The harsh West Texas weather can take a toll on walkers, and the scorching summers and frigid winters can prevent seniors from exercising. The mall provides a comfortable environment for them to workout year-round.

efits associated from walking such as strengthening muscles, improving circulation, and slowing bone loss, mall walking can provide seniors with a great opportunity to socialize. Ashley Knox, marketing manager for the South Plains Malls said every week a group of mall walkers meet in the food court to talk and socialize. To show their appreciation for the walkers and to celebrate its 45th anniversary, the South Plains Mall invited them to a birthday breakfast in July.

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Lubbock firefighters assist in hurricane response Three Lubbock Firefighters have been deployed to the Texas Gulf Coast to assist in the emergency response to Hurricane Harvey. These firefighters are members of the South Plains Incident Management Team and were requested by the Texas Forest Service. Two firefighters are being deployed to Texas City to support the Texas City Department of Public Safety Disaster District Chairper-

son, and the third is being deployed to Corpus Christi to support the Corpus Christi Department of Public Safety Disaster District Chairperson. These IMT members specialize in support, logistics, and planning efforts. A fourth city employee who is also part of the Incident Management Team is on standby for deployment. The South Plains Incident Management Team was formed in 2004. It was one

of the original eight teams that Texas created to help communities with major disasters. There are 40 members on the team. They are highly trained to provide expertise and support in logistics and planning for local and state leaders during catastrophic events. The team members have responded to many events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and other major disasters in the area,

state and nation. The funding for training of the members and all costs of deployment, including salaries, is funded by the State of Texas. In addition, Lubbock Fire Rescue utilizes an engine that is part of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. If the engine is requested, four rescue personnel will respond with the engine. Lubbock Fire Rescue has participated in the Texas In-

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trastate Mutual Aid Program since 2012. The program provides the rescue team with a Type 3 Fire Engine to use locally for fire and emergency response in the city of Lubbock and provides additional training for the firefighters. The rescue team deploys the fire engine with four firefighters to major emergencies at the state’s request if it does not impede local preparedness and response capabilities. The rescue command staff will continue to keep in contact with the three firefighters who have been deployed and will provide additional support as needed.

Every Sunday

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

Ann Apple, Organist

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

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

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Estacado High School celebrates 50 years The Estacado Matadors Veteran sports journalist began a year-long celebra- and author Al Pickett spoke tion of the school’s 50th anni- about his book, “Mighty, Mighty, Matadors,” recounting the stories of the Estacado High School 1968 AAA football championship. The Matadors legendary season took them to a state championship in their first year of UIL varsity competition, coupled with the unique opportunities for an integrated team to unite a community. The book’s author and members of the 1968 Matador team, Superintenversary with a special event dent Berhl Robertson Jr., and in August in the Estacado other dignitaries were presHigh School Spectator Gym- ent for the celebration event. nasium.

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Are there people in your life who bring a smile to your face simply by thinking of them? Of course, there are. Children come to mind. They are so precious! Children love to laugh, and often make us laugh, too. If you think of your 5 best friends, are they positive people? You can all deal with positivity, right? Do you prefer to see the glass half full or half empty? If you don’t know, ask your spouse or friend. They will tell you! Not everyone is a positive person. You love them, but they are negative. If they aren’t complaining about not getting the right parking place, they are complaining

about having to send their meal back because it wasn’t prepared properly. Have you ever heard the slogan, “Just say no to negativity?” You do have a choice as to what comes out of your brain and into your mouth. Your behavior becomes a habit. Have you ever noticed that people who are negative tend to usually be negative, and people who tend to be positive tend to usually be positive? It isn’t because things are always one way, but you choose the slant you want to

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Elder Orphans: Growing in numbers & vulnerability By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins ExEcutivE DirEctor ruth ParkEr cEntEr for abunDant aging It may not be something to which anyone aspires, but it is a very real and growing concern: Elder orphans. An elder orphan is defined as “aged, communitydwelling individuals who are socially and/or physically isolated, without an available known family member or designated surrogate or caregiver.” This can refer to older adults who have no children, or who are estranged from

their children or those who have little to no support system to help them in their care and decision making process as they age. Approximately 22% of people over the age of 65 already fit this definition. Let me introduce you to three individuals that I know who sit on the edges of this definition of Elder Orphan. Johanna moved to warmer climes from her Midwestern roots upon retirement. In the subsequent decade, she became estranged from her one child. Now as a single woman in her late 70s she

She is a member of the feels isolated in her neighborhood and community. local UCC church, but even Her friends that have re- when requested, not even mained in touch over the the pastor has been to visit course of 50 years have or ask if she needs support. been the ones to travel from She feels very much alone in “up north” to help care for the world. John, 79, is her during recova gay man who ery following three sees his nephsurgeries in the ews about once past several years. These friends are a year. A retired also aging and are UCC pastor who hesitant to be the has kept his sexonly caregivers if ual orientation she would need secret, he made another surgery or arrangements period of intense Rev. Beth Long-Higgins when in his late recovery.

50s to ask a good friend to be his medical power of attorney. His communication with his family was less direct, and only after he had been in the ICU for three weeks did they begin to ask who was paying his bills or checking on his home. Further investigation revealed that the nephews had been designated the durable power of attorney. They were able to work from across multiple states with the Medical Power of Attorney Friend to make neces(See Helping Elder Orphans, Page 15)

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sary decisions. Arrangements had to be made for John’s direct care following his hospitalization which including moving him to a care community. The downsizing of his home and actual move had to be coordinated by his out-of-state nephews. Delilia, 74, never married and lives on her own. The few people who know her would use the word “recluse” to describe this shy woman who is content to be by herself. The postman noticed the mail piling up and called the sheriff. Checking on the situation, the sheriff discovered her on the floor of her home, unable to walk and experiencing other physical symptoms that quickly led her to the hospital and a diagnosis of a brain tumor. Although a life-long member of a church, she hadn’t participated since she was a teen-ager. It was at this point of needing care that the church rallied around this allusive member to assist with driving to follow-up appointments and with the care of her home. I am sure that you can identify similar individuals who fit into the definition of elder orphan. All three of these have insurance. All three have some means of retirement income or social security funding. But many more have even less support. The few programs that

we do have in place to support those who are aging in the U.S. are currently being threatened as state and federal budgets reduce the financial resources to Medicare, Medicaid and through such programs as the HUD 202 program for low-income seniors. All of this at a time when the number of people who are reaching their 7th, 8th and 9th decades are increasing while at the same time these individuals have fewer family to provide the support that is needed. How can the church more fully understand and live out our understanding that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ? Are there systems that would connect members with each other so that no one is isolated or orphaned? In the letter to James (1:27), we are admonished “to care for orphans and widows in their distress….”. I doubt that James would have ever imagined that the widow might also be the orphan all at once. Some solutions might include offering programs to help families have the conversations before the emergencies arise, expanding our understanding of “family” or more intentionally providing education on how to legally identify who our surrogate family members are. In series of articles begun in 2016, Carol Marak talks

about her own plan of action. Perhaps your church could help those like Carol, to think through and plan for their future needs. * Naming medical and durable powers of attorney and letting blood relatives and surrogate family members know your wishes. * Making changes in our homes that will support our aging. * Researching future living options and talking about the markers that will help you to know when changes need to be made long before these decisions are necessary. When one member of the body suffers, we all suffer. Let us not overlook the elder orphans in our midst. Ask the questions of the members of your family about the steps they have made to be sure that their desires are honored and can be legally carried out. Identify who the members of your family of choice are and share your desires and wishes with those who will most likely be the ones to help make decisions and care for you. These kinds of conversations and programs may not have been what James had in mind, but they are very relevant for churches in the 21st century.

Reprinted with permission. LongHiggins, B. (2017, June 26). Elder Orphans [Blog Post]. Retrieved from Vital Signs & Statistics https:// elder-orphans/

Page 16 • September 2017 • Golden Gazette Sept. 1 - Cherry Popover Day 20 years and counting – Join the celebration at September’s First Friday Art Trail, from 6 to 10 p.m., LHUCA, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. L. Brief remarks will be made from LHUCA Plaza at 7:30 p.m., live music by Showdown. Wild West Epilepsy Shootout Sporting Clays Tournament - Epilepsy Foundation Texas

will host. Lunch & registration at noon, shoot begins at 1 p.m. Open bar after tournament. Lubbock Shooting Complex, south of town at 1475 County Road 1. For info: Tiffany Schuler at tschuler@eftx. org, 806-352-5426 or Courtney McAlister at cmcalister@eftx.

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org, 806-785-1171. Sept. 2 - VJ Day, WWII Fiber Arts Society – crochet and knit at the Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 401-6441 for more info. Sept. 3 - Skyscraper Day Sept. 4 - Labor day Newspaper Carrier Day Sept. 5 - Be Late for Something Day Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society – 7 p.m. Forest Heights UMC, 3007 33rd St. Sept. 5-11, Tuesday-Monday Adult Volleyball Fall League – $320/team for a 10-game season. League begins Oct. 2. Register at Parks and Recreation Office, 1611 10th St. or online at Sept. 6 - Fight Procrastination Day NARFE - National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Furr’s Family Dining, 6001 Slide Rd, 11:30 a.m., 7996796 or 795-9158. Sept. 7 - Neither Rain nor Snow Day

Retired Teachers meeting – “TRS-Care Updates” by Tim Lee, executive director of TRTA; 9-11:30 a.m., Service Center, 1111 W. Loop 289. Guardianship Symposium, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. For more information, contact the Office of Dispute Resolution at 806-775-1720 or Sept. 8 - Literacy Day National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, Sept. 8-10. Unique cowboy culture events, entertainment, and demonstrations at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane (6th Street). Additional info, 806-798-7825, or at www. Sept. 9 - Teddy Bear Day National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, Sept. 8-10. Unique cowboy culture events, entertainment, and demonstrations at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane (6th Street). Additional

info, 806-798-7825, or at www. Roundtable Luncheon, 11:15 a.m. -1 p.m., Hillcrest Country Club main dining room 4011 N. Boston Ave. Jennifer Wallace, general manager, Panhandle South Plains Fair, “100 Years of South Plains Fair Traditions,” $15 per person, limited menu includes dessert and beverage. North on University Avenue, turn west on Newcomb Street, and proceed to clubhouse. 47th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Family-oriented, more than 80 vendors selling handmade craft items and fine art. Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave. 806-767-3724, email at Sept. 10 - Grandparent’s Day National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, Sept. 8-10. Unique cowboy culture events, entertainment, and demonstrations at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane (6th Street). Additional info, 806-798-7825, or at www. Sept. 11 - No News is Good News (See Enriching Lives, Page 19)

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Meals on Wheels expands into new building Lubbock Meals on Wheels expanded its operation into the new sections of the building which will provide expanded areas and capacity to prepare meals for recipients. Volunteers to deliver meals are always welcome. Volunteer drivers, both regular and substitute, are needed each weekday to deliver meals. You do not need to commit to a set schedule to volunteer. Some drivers prefer to take the same route on the same day each week, whereas others prefer to substitute when needed. Each route takes approximately one hour to deliver. Most routes deliver to 12 to 14 people. A background check and one-hour orientation is required for all delivery folks.

Volunteers are also needed for various administrative and kitchen duties, washing coolers, building and grounds maintenance, and assisting with the pet program. One in every nine seniors is at risk of hunger, and it could be a neighbor, parent or grandparent affected. Lubbock Meals on Wheels operates on the generosity of donors who support its mission. 100% of all donations stay local and help enrich the lives of fellow community members in need. It began in 1971 with a small group of staff and volunteers who delivered meals to 29 recipients. Today at least 700 meals

Delivery drivers wait in the newly opened area of the Lubbock Meals on Wheels building as food containers are being prepared.

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Brighten your grandchildren’s financial future Zach Holtzman Edward JonEs Financial advisor Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may get more attention, but National Grandparents Day, observed on Sept. 10, has gained in popularity. If you’re a grandparent, you might expect to receive some nice cards, but if you want to make the day especially meaningful, you may want to consider giving some long-lasting financial gifts to your grandchildren. What might come to mind first, of course, is helping your grandchildren pay for college. You can choose from several college savings vehicles, but you may be especially interested in a 529 savings plan.

With a 529 plan, your earnings accumulate tax free, provided they are used for qualified higher education expenses, such as tuition, books, and room and board. (Keep in mind that 529 plan distributions not used for qualified expenses may be subject to federal and state income taxes and a 10% IRS penalty on the earnings.) You may be eligible for a state income tax incentive for contributing to a 529 plan. Check with your tax advisor regarding these incentives, as well as all tax-related issues pertaining to 529 plans. One benefit of using a 529 plan is contribution limits are quite generous. Plus, a 529 plan is flexible: If your grandchild decides against college, you can transfer the

plan to another beneficiary. Generally, a 529 plan owned by a grandparent won’t be reported as an asset on the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but withdrawals from the plan are treated as untaxed income to the beneficiary (i.e., your grandchild) — and that has a big impact on financial aid, a much bigger impact than if the plan was listed as a parental asset. Beginning with the 20172018 academic year, however, FAFSA now requires families to report income from two years before the school year starts, rather than income from the prior calendar year. Consequently, it might be beneficial, from a financial aid standpoint, for you, as a


grandparent, to start paying for college expenses from a 529 plan in the year in which your grandchild becomes a junior. Contact a financial aid professional about the potential financial aid impact of any gifts you’re considering. A 529 plan isn’t the only financial gift you could give to your grandchildren. You might also consider giving them shares of stock, possibly held in a custodial account, usually known as an UTMA or UGMA account. One possible drawback: You only control a custodial account until your grandchildren reach the age of majority, at which time they can use the money for whatever they want, whereas distributions from a 529 savings plan must be used for qualified higher education expenses. Still, your grandchildren might be particularly interested in owning the stocks

contained in the custodial account – most young people enjoy owning shares of companies that make familiar products. And to further interest your grandchildren in a lifetime of investing, you may want to show them how a particular stock you’ve owned for decades has grown over time. Naturally, you’ll also want to let them know that stocks can move up and down in the short term, and there are no guarantees of profits – but the long-term growth potential of stocks is still a compelling story. You’d probably do whatever you could for your grandchildren – and with a smart financial gift, you can make a big difference in their lives. The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

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UMC Better Breathers Club -- a support group for people with chronic lung disease such as COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Joining is free. Learn to manage your lung disease and live better. Meets the second Monday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the UMC Activities Center at 5217 82nd Street, 82nd & Slide in Rockridge Plaza. Sept. 12 - Chocolate Milk Shake 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. Lubbock Area Amputee Support Group – Furrs’ Cafeteria, 6001 Slide Road, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Red Raider Room; purchase your own meal (or you do not have to eat); call 806-748-5870 for more info. Sept. 13 - Positive Thinking Day Sept. 14 - Cream-Filled Donut Day Caregiver Support Group – 5:30-6:30 p.m., 2nd Thursday each month. Raider Ranch, 6806 43rd St. Free but RSVP to 368-6565. Sept. 15 - POW/MIA Recognition Dies Y De Septiembre 10:30 a.m., Free, Adults 50+, Mexican Independence Day Celebration! Make beautiful tissue-paper flowers, listen to your favorite music & enjoy some Spanish pastries! Maggie Trejo Supercenter. Sept. 16 - Play Doh Day Dies y Seis de Septiembre Celebration, A Mexican Independence Day Celebration. Play Loteria, Listen to music, Refreshments served. 50+

10am, Free! Rawlings Community Center. Home Alone Safety Training, 10 a.m., $15 per person, Ages 8-15. 2-hour class designed to teach children who are home alone after school the importance of behaving responsibly. Pre-registration required by noon 9/13. Hodges Community Center. Country Western Dance – 7 p.m. Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Center, 2305 120th St. Smoke- & alcoholfree. $5 admission for members, $7 for non members. Brisket & pulled pork sandwiches w/ chips $5 per plate. 765-8736 or 747-4344 for more info. www. Wolfforth Once-a-month Craft Fair - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wolfforth Library Meeting Room, 508 E. Hwy 62/82 in Wolfforth; Free admission; Handmade items / baked goods / direct sales. Sept. 17 - Wife Appreciation Day Sept. 18 - Cheeseburger Day Sept. 19 - Talk Like A Pirate Day Panhandle South Plains Fair Women’s Building – Bring your relics and antiques; entries from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Quata at 6326422 or Dorene at 832-4621. Sept. 20 - Pepperoni Pizza Day Panhandle South Plains Fair Women’s Building – Bring your relics and antiques; entries from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Quata at 6326422 or Dorene at 832-4621. Sept. 21 - Peace Day Sept. 22 - Hobbit Day Sept. 23 - Checkers Day

Hospice of Lubbock – The Frank M. Ryburn, Jr., M.D. Hospice & Palliative Medicine Symposium, Knipling Education & Conference Ctr, 3615 19th. Friends of Lubbock Libraries sale - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., basement of Mahon Library, 1306 9th St., Shelves stocked with thousands of recent donations. Books, DVD’s, CD’s, VHS & LP’s are available in every category. Roundtable Luncheon, 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m., Hillcrest Country Club main dining room 4011 N. Boston Ave. Mark Stephens, asst. manager, Hope Lodge of Lubbock, $15 per person, limited menu includes dessert and beverage. North on University Avenue, turn west on Newcomb Street, and proceed to clubhouse. Country Western Dance – 7 p.m. Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Center, 2305 120th St. Smoke- & alcoholfree. $5 admission for members, $7 for non members. Brisket & pulled pork sandwiches w/ chips $5 per plate. 765-8736 or 747-4344 for more info. www. Sept. 24 - Cherries Jubilee Day Friends of Lubbock Libraries sale – 1 to 4 p.m., basement of Mahon Library, 1306 9th St., Shelves stocked with thousands of recent donations. Books, DVD’s, CD’s, VHS & LP’s are available in every category. Sept. 25 - Comic Book Day Friends of Lubbock Libraries sale – 3 to 7 p.m., basement of (See Enriching Lives, Page 21)


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Hub City BBQ Cook-off, Sept. 21 The 17th Annual Hub City BBQ Cookoff will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in downtown Lubbock. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate; ages 6 to 10 are $15; 5 years and younger are free. Live music will be by Micky & the Motor Cars and School of Rock.

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A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner. The man took out his wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, “If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?” “No, I had to stop drinking years ago,” the homeless man replied. “Will you use it to go fishing instead of buying food?” the man asked. “No, I don’t waste time fishing,” the homeless man said. “I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.” “Will you spend this on greens fees at a golf course instead of food?” the man asked. “Are you NUTS!” replied the homeless man. “I haven’t played golf in 20 years!”

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Mahon Library, 1306 9th St., Shelves stocked with thousands of recent donations. Books, DVD’s, CD’s, VHS & LP’s are available in every category. Sept. 26 - Johnny Appleseed Day South Plains Fair. Go to the fair for senior Day. Must preregister at any one of the senior centers. Ages 50+, Free. Sept. 27 - Crush a Can Day Sept. 28 - Ask a Stupid Question Day Sept. 29 - Confucius Day Sept. 30 - Mud Pack Day Country Western Dance – 7 p.m. Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Center, 2305 120th St. Smoke- & alcoholfree. $5 admission for members, $7 for non members. Brisket & pulled pork sandwiches w/chips $5 per plate. 765-8736 or 747-4344 for more info. www.

Coming in October Oct. 14 - Alzheimer’s Walk - 9 a.m. at Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Amphitheater, 413 E. Broadway. Oct. 18 - South Plains Homecare Association (SPHCA) Community Health Fair – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lubbock Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 5302 Elgin Ave. Topics on elder abuse/neglect, etc. Flu vaccines, memory screenings, blood pressure checks, and vendors. Door prizes & giveaways. Lunch provided. FMI 806-438-1387. Note: To add an event, delete an event, or make changes, email or call 744-2220 by the 20th of the month for the following month’s publication. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” - Oscar Wilde

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Skillet Seared Salmon with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets (about 1-inch thick) 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste) Salt and freshly ground black pepper Sauce 1/2 cup natural sour cream 2 green onions, end trimmed, roughly chopped 1/2 cup packed cilantro (mostly leaves, some stem) 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 clove garlic , sliced Instructions Remove salmon fillets from refrigerator and allow to rest at room temperature 10 minutes. Meanwhile prepare sauce. For the sauce, add sour cream, green onions, cilantro, lime juice, garlic and season with salt to taste (about 1/4 tsp). Process until

cilantro has been very finely minced. Set aside at room temperature while preparing salmon. In a small bowl whisk together cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, 1/2 - 3/4 tsp salt (depending on how salty you like things) and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Dab both sides of salmon dry with paper towels, season both sides evenly with cumin mixture and lightly rub over salmon. Heat a (heavy) 12-inch

non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and once oil is shimmering add salmon (top side down first. Also leave space between fillets) and cook about 4 minutes, without moving, on the first side until golden brown on bottom then flip and cook salmon on opposite side until salmon has cooked through, about 2 - 3 minutes longer. Serve warm with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce.

A State Trooper pulled an 87-year-old woman over for speeding. As he looked at her driver’s license, he was surprised to notice that attached to it was a conceal weapon permit. Taken aback, he couldn’t help but ask,” Do you have a gun in your possession”?

She replied in her crackly voice, “Indeed, I do. I have a 45 automatic in the glove box.” The trooper then asked if she had any other weapons. She replied, “I have a 9 mm Glock in the center console”. The shocked trooper asked, “Is that all the weap-

ons you are transporting”? The little old lady held up her purse and replied, “Well, I do keep a 38 special in my purse.” Finally, the astonished trooper asked, “What are you afraid of”? The little lady smiled and replied, “Absolutely nothing.”

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Lubbock police assist Houston police The City of Lubbock Police Department are assisting the City of Houston Police Department with security at shelters set up for flood victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Lubbock Police sent a

group of 10 officers to Houston late morning, Aug.28. The team consists of one lieutenant, one sergeant, and eight officers/ corporals. The Lubbock Police Department scheduled a rota-

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” - Oscar Wilde

tion to provide at least 10 officers to assist with security in Houston for the duration of the storm. The Lubbock officers coordinated with Houston Police and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Lubbock Police will coordinate any additional support as needed.

Texas Tech football schedule

Page 24 • September 2017 • Golden Gazette Sept. 2 Eastern Washington Eagles

Oct. 21 Iowa State Cyclones

Sept. 9 OFF Sept. 16 Arizona State Sun Devils

Oct. 28 Oklahoma Sooners

in Lubbock

Sept. 23 Houston Cougars

in Lubbock

in Norman, OK

in Lubbock

Nov. 4 Kansas State Wildcats

in Houston

Nov. 11 Baylor Bears

in Lubbock

Nov. 18 TCU Horned Frogs

Sept. 30 Oklahoma State Cowboys Oct. 7 Kansas Jayhawks

in Lawrence, KS

Oct. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers

in Morgantown, WV

in Lubbock

in Arlington, TX

Nov. 24 Texas Longhorns

in Lubbock

in Austin, TX

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