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Three Rights Make a Left

Three Rights Make a Left

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.

Sasha Pizana named the Forney ISD Central Administration

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!

10th Year for Living History Tour of Mesquite’s Past
10th Year for Living History Tour of Mesquite’s Past

10th Year for Living History Tour of Mesquite’s Past

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.

Mesquite Police Department To Deliver
Mesquite Police Department To Deliver
Mesquite Police Department To Deliver

Mesquite Police Department To Deliver Slurpees And Smiles To Kids Doing Good Deeds

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.

Why Hire A Guide

A good guide will go the extra mile to put his client of fish or game. Here Travis Benes, manager of the Choctaw Hunting Lodge in Oklahoma ‘sneaks’ in to position a turkey decoy.

Why Hire A Guide

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.

2020 has been a TUMULTUOUS YEAR already;

First Christian Church 1916

2020 has been a TUMULTUOUS YEAR already;

First Methodist Church 1925

2020 has been a TUMULTUOUS YEAR already;

Martin Layden house, 511 S. Center St. (Prairie style 1923)

2020 has been a TUMULTUOUS YEAR already;

W. Armstead Brooks house, 512 S. Center St. (Craftsman airplane bungalow, 1919)

2020 has been a TUMULTUOUS YEAR already;

Burl B. Hulsey house, 507 S. Center St. (Tudor Revival cottage)

2020 has been a TUMULTUOUS YEAR already;

Shelter stop on Dallas-Terrell interurban rail line

2020 has been a TUMULTUOUS YEAR already;

The Forney interurban rail station, Church Street

2020 has been a TUMULTUOUS YEAR already;

Interurban railway power station between Forney and Terrell

2020 has been a TUMULTUOUS YEAR already;

Interurban station in downtown Dallas, about 1923. The cars seen here are similar to the ones which ran on the Forney line.

2020 has been a TUMULTUOUS YEAR already; What were 1920 and following like for Forney?

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.”

Calling all Parents

Calling all Parents

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.

5 Facts About Watermelons

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.

Laymen’s Corner

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.

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