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Kaufman County Retired School Personnel Donate Books for Early Childhood Classes in Forney ISD

Teachers never really stop wanting to help students learn and grow. Several members of the Kaufman County Retired School Personnel organization recently proved that when they donated more than 300 new books to Forney ISD. The books will be distributed to the early childhood classes throughout the district.

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Thankful. Grateful. Blessed.

It was 2010. MySpace was all but shuttered. There was a new social media addiction in town, something called Facebook. Once a place for lewd, online collegiate judging of the appearance of others (seriously, how vile), like the ultimate hot or not expose, Facebook was suddenly THE place for informing the masses what you planned on eating for lunch, why you disliked your job, and what makes you tick, according to a 52 point questionnaire where you were cajoled into revealing titillating info like your favorite lunchmeat and the names of the people you thought would be first to post their riveting answers to life. And, then, it happened. The clock struck midnight on 10/31 one year and we were all catapulted from quizzes who assigned you your official chosen Sanderson sister, based on your favorite style of architecture and whether or not you preferred apple cider over hot chocolate, to a barrage of daily mountaintop shout outs to, GULP, what you are grateful for, anyway. And, in typical social media style, if you don’t post about it, you clearly don’t really care about anything worthwhile, do you? This led to parttime jobs for all of us, dare we be viewed as ungrateful for the entire month of November, the thankiest holiday there ever was. “Today I’m thankful for my kids.” Really Sue? Were you actually contemplating posting something about your ability to take them or leave them? Worse were those folks who just couldn’t remember to post daily. “Have y’all noticed that Margaret only posted one time last week?” Never fear, Margaret will soon have 2 glasses of Merlot on a Friday night and give us the novel post on daily gratitude items that will take longer to read than Tolstoy. The hamster wheel of proving gratefulness was greased by the oil of peer pressure and the fluid of self-doubt. What am I saying, that manufacturing false gratitude for the purpose of “earning” a most grateful badge on social media isn’t really the purpose of practicing a habit of gratitude? Bingo.

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Baked Stuffed Pasta Shells

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Green Curry

Celebrate Family and Food

Family traditions and in-person connections are important parts of gatherings of loved ones, and many of those gettogethers are centered on food. The entire family coming together around a table covered with warm, delicious food to share stories and create new memories is what makes mealtime special.

FHPL—Annual “Summer Members Meeting”
FHPL—Annual “Summer Members Meeting”

FHPL—Annual “Summer Members Meeting”

July 30, 2021, at the Spellman Museum of Forney History, Board Members and Regular Members gathered for actually two meetings in one: the usually-held-in- December meeting to elect/ confirm new and continuing Board of Directors and to celebrate the end of the 2020 operating year and the usually-held-in-July “All FHPL Members Meeting” to meet & greet. We had both on Friday night, and a wonderful and informative evening was held by all in attendance.

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Forney Grammar School

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Forney Elementary School, Grades 1-3

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Pat Bannister

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Curtis Hendon

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Andy Medina

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Tina Nichols

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Laurie Quinn

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Virgil Richard

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Teresa Watkins

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Sharon Welch

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Ronnie Alexander

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Melanie Cernock

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Frank Dewberry

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Lisa Feagin

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Allen Greenwood

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Lorenzo House

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Donna Lucas

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Jesus Munoz

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Douglas Bannister

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Richard Curry

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Michael Deckshot

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Susan Helton

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Cindy McAnally

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

David Newton

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Elizabeth Price

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Risa Roland

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

David Belz

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Richard Neely

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Rita Richman

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Lee Anna Yandell

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Kimberly David

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Johnny Pittman

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Richard Smith

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Mary Williams

I am scared to start to SCHOOL!

Barbara and Sherry and Pat and Billy Owen and maybe Debra in our neighborhood were all older than I and “old hands” at going to school. I was not, and they had told me all the bad things about going to school and how mean the teachers were and how other kids would “get you.” They had not told me about all the fun and interesting things, and that 1st Graders “got” four recesses, while the next few grades “got” three.

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Forney Messenger

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 936, Forney, TX 75126
Physical Address: 201 W. Broad St., Forney, TX 75126
Phone: 972-564-3121
Fax: 972-552-3599