When the COVID-19 virus took the world by storm in early 2020, individuals already battling health problems, including the approximately 15 million Americans currently living with cancer, had many difficult decisions to make.
The United States flag was first imagined after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Continental Congress authorized creation of the first national flag on June 14, 1777. It was decided that the flag should have 13 stripes, alternating red and white, to represent the original 13 colonies, and that the new union be represented by 13 white stars in a blue field to signify a “new constellation.” Francis Hopkinson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, is most often credited with the original design.
June marks Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, and for the millions of people who suffer from migraine or other types of serious headaches, a new drug-free, noninvasive tool is in store that can help alleviate pain. Thanks to researchers at Harvard, narrow band green light technology offers a ray of hope.
If you have watched the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Saboteur, set in the war times of World War II, you “have to remember” seeing a “villain, dangling from the Statue of Liberty,” at the climax—and surely you were cheering or grimacing! If you have not seen this movie, YOU ARE MISSING SOMETHING! Lloyd (the villain) does a backflip that leaves him hanging onto and over the edge of the statue, and the star of the movie, Robert Cummings, loses grip of his sports coat as the seams split apart oneby-one until the “bad guy” falls to his death!
Parents go to great lengths to keep their kids safe. From the moment a woman first learns she’s pregnant to the day teenagers head off to college, parents make myriad decisions in the name of keeping their children safe.
Weather today is challenging, and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) reminds home and business owners that it’s important to make sure you have the right outdoor power equipment on hand and to keep equipment in good working order year-round.
Gorizia rosemary provides a wide range of uses in gardens and landscapes from combination container centerpieces to stand-alone plants in pollinator gardens. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Mike Arnold)
Gorizia rosemary, nicknamed Barbecue Skewers rosemary by Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturists, has been named the newest Texas Superstar selection for its edible and ornamental characteristics and ability to perform well across the state.
Like a handful of holidays that came before it, Father’s Day in 2021 will be different than in years past. Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, much of the world continues to live under some degree of stay-at-home restrictions. Those guidelines will influence how people can celebrate Father’s Day.
In 1974 I purchased Earl Sigler’s 1940s home on the lot at the corner of West Pacific and Miller’s Trailer Park private road and soon decided the wooden shingles that had been on it for more than 30 years needed to be “topped” with new modern white asphalt shingles. R. D. Davis, who had built the Paul and Marian Themer home at 605 Maple Street, said that I could not go wrong with putting hard-working and honest, Dee Bolding, in charge. The Boldings lived on Bois d’Arc, almost directly across the street and “one yard over” from Mom and Dad, so I went to see Mr. Bolding that evening when I was eating a “Mom Themer cooked” meal.
March, 1886: According to the Kaufman Sun, there were 71 school districts in the county besides those of Kaufman and Terrell, with 4,700 pupils inside the scholastic ages of 8-16. The County received $24,300 free school (note: Nothing is free according to my economics teachers!) money from the State every year. There were excellent high schools at Kaufman, Terrell, Forney, Kemp, Cedar Grove, and fair prospects for several more in the near future.
If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments on their behalf.
I had not thought of one of my all-time favorite television shows for quite some time until I heard the sad news: “Clarence Williams III has died at age 81.”
Southern Arkansas University has announced that 514 students earned a 3.5 GPA or higher for the spring 2021 semester and have been named to its’ Dean’s List.
The theme of the Alpha Tau meeting was “Popping into Summer!” Members brought lists of their favorite movies, books, and television shows to share and discuss, encouraging each other to try out some of the new choices of entertainment for the summer. The hostess committee, Jerri Coates, Joan Moore, Suzy McCook, Bettye Penny, and Sondra Perry had the library meeting room looking like a movie theater, carrying out the theme. There were black curtains and concessions of popcorn, hotdogs, nachos, candy, and cola. Each table was adorned with a movie poster, and the Hostess Committee members were dressed as ushers in black and white with pill box hats! It was the perfect setting! President Vivian Themer stated, “It was the best meeting we have had all year! It was lots of fun!”
Last Monday was Flag Day, and it’s a good time to be thinking about our national symbols. The Rotary Club placed flying American flags all over Forney; at Flower Basket we got the good old bunting out for a show; and our Lady Liberty, who welcomes travelers in from Dallas under our three flags, is soon to be joined by another “little sister” to The New Colossus of Ellis Island.