Thanksgiving: Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. It’s important to be grateful, not just on Thanksgiving, but each and every day. Rather than lamenting what you feel is lacking in your life, begin each new day by developing an attitude of gratitude. Take inventory of your blessings and you will be surprised at just how much you have to be thankful for.

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Silver alerts are terrifying. Don’t misunderstand. Amber alerts make me queasy and cause tears to spring forth from my eyes, too. True crime aficionado that I am, I know it’s not easy to get an Amber alert issued. When the alarm on your phone goes off, it means a determination has been made that a child is in immediate danger. Similarly, the Silver Alert Network requires that the missing person meets certain criteria: over 65, diagnosed mental impairment, etc. Both represent groups that are defenseless, dependent on others for basic care, and possess an innocence that makes the entire situation heart breaking. Thankfully, I’ve never been directly affected by either. Still, I remember the day I skirted a silver alert. My mom had gotten lost trying to find her old job. She wanted to visit the senior center where she’d been the activities director for many years. She wound up in South Dallas, on the wrong highway, with no clue how to get home. Thankfully, she had the wherewithal to call me from the cell phone she remembered to bring along. I was able to fulfill the role of rescuer that day, but it started a domino effect of the loss of her independence. As I took her keys from her, blaming her doctor and falsely agreeing with her claims of excellent motoring skills, I paused to think back on my mother’s history of driving. Marsha was heck on wheels. Let us revisit.

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The Scoop On Seniors

The Layden Senior Citizens Center of Forney welcomes you at 101 Main Street in City Hall. We are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feel free to enter the front or through Handicap accessible doors located at the back of City Hall, where reserved parking for seniors is also available.

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Voters Re-Elect State Representative Keith Bell Reject City of Forney Bonds

November 8, 2022 was midterm Election Day, concluding the two weeks of early voting as well as weeks and months of campaigning leading up to this day. In addition to Federal and State level elections, Voters also saw many Local elections on the ballot, including five Bond Propositions directly affecting residents of the City of Forney.


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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