As men and women age, various factors may affect their ability to drive. In addition to issues with memory, seniors may have failing eyesight and physical limitations, and their reaction time may slow down. In such instances, seniors’ ability to safely operate a motor vehicle may be questioned.
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A pressing concern like a global pandemic can quickly overshadow other important health challenges facing families. One is the issue of childhood obesity, a problem the slower pace of life brought on by COVID-19 could exacerbate.
For the first time in thirteen years, I don’t have a suitcase packed. After two years with the American Red Cross, two years with the 2010 Census, seven years with the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort and almost two years with the 2020 Census. I have traveled a lot. Yesterday Lori told me that our daughter Tabitha was planning on going on a trip and needed to borrow a suitcase. She had gotten out the new camo colored Columbia suitcase I had bought for us to travel to Europe with. I bought it over a year ago and there it was in our living room, still shiny and new with the tags still on it. I told Lori that I didn’t want it to get all scratched up. So I got out my trusted companion of a suitcase and proceeded to clean it out completely for the first time in thirteen years.
Congratulations to Adrian Perez, Jr. from Johnson Elementary School for being named the Forney ISD Elementary Student of the Month for September! The Board of Trustees recognized Mr. Perez at the board’s regular monthly board meeting on Monday, August 31.
Sasha Pizana named the Forney ISD Central Administration Paraprofessional of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year
Congratulations to Sasha Pizana for being named the Forney ISD Central Administration Paraprofessional of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year! Ms. Pizana is the receptionist for the Central Administration building and the voice of Forney ISD!
This year marks the 10th year for Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s (HMI) annual Mesquite Meander. Each year, HMI creates a historical stroll through Mesquite Cemetery with actors from the Mesquite Community Theater. Originally planned in May, it was rescheduled to October and will highlight favorite performances from years past alongside new biographical sketches from Mesquite’s history.
Today, the Mesquite Police Department announced they are joining forces with 7-Eleven in their 25th Anniversary of Operation Chill to make a positive connection with kids by passing out free Slurpee drink coupons to reward children they see performing good deeds, positive activities or random acts of kindness.
I was having a “why?” discussion the other day with another semi-smart, semi-knowledgeable person about why the name, “Minute Maid,” developed. The answer she supplied was that it was “quick to make,” as in “it only takes a minute!”
During my career as an outdoors writer, I have worked with hundreds of fishing and hunting guides while on story assignments and worked as a guide myself for everything from ducks to bear. Many of my close friends are guides. I have the greatest respect for those that make their living exposing others to their facet of the outdoors, whether that be catching stripers on Lake Texoma or hunting elk in the high country.
According to one Forney history source, Flook’s Forney Country, “…..except for the few families touched by the casualties of warfare, life continued much as before.”
If you’ve recently become a widow or widower, you’re obviously dealing with an enormous emotional burden, and coping with your grief can seem like a full-time struggle. Unfortunately, the business of life must go on – and the financial moves you make at this time can have a big impact on your life.
Parental involvement in education has always been the foundation of student success and achievement. Without parental input, teachers are less likely to reach optimal outcomes in the classroom. Our mid-COVID return to instruction has presented students and educators with unprecedented experiences and challenges that portend to disrupt education service provision in and out of the classroom. Now more than ever, parents must be front and center in their children’s education.
“Today, for the most part, consumers who go to the grocery store might not see exactly what they want, but there are a lot of substitutes available,” Pompelli said. “There will always be some things, favorite brands, that people don’t have a willi
Links of the food supply chain, especially the meat supply, are regaining strength after periods of uncertainty during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, once again instilling consumer confidence, according to Texas A&M AgriLife experts.
Watermelons provide cooling, juicy refreshment during the warm days of summer. But while they’re most associated with summer, watermelons can typically be found in grocery stores year-round. Watermelons are members of the cucurbitaceae family, which includes other gourds, such as pumpkin, squash and cucumber. Watermelons can be considered a fruit or a vegetable. In some areas of the world, watermelons are considered a fruit used primarily in snacks and desserts. In Russia, watermelon rind is pickled, while some Asian countries stirfry or stew watermelons. To quench one’s curiosity about watermelons, the following are six facts about this beloved food, courtesy of The Watermelon Board.
Why are Christians so often defeated when trying to do something that might be used to serve the Lord? First I think we jump up and make our own plan for the project. Very often we don’t want to wait on the Lord or accept His plan for the work. Sometimes we think GOD is too slow to get the job started. Any one of those actions is a mistake because when we wait on the Lord, a blessing comes with job and the work will be the very best we can do.