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Thursday, January 29, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Question: My wife will turn 66 next year, and I just turned 66 this month. Our original plan is to work until age 70 and apply for Social Security at that time. She earns about $80,000 as a teacher, and my salary is considerably higher. She does not have enough credits for her own retirement.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Juan Quezada spent his boyhood scouring the canyons and forests of Mexico’s Sierra Madre in search of wood with which to make charcoal to sell in the local markets. Wherever his huarache-clad feet carried him in that rugged but scenic land, he found evidence of a past civilization, mostly in the form of pottery shards.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Arvesen! Kaitlyn auditioned and made the UT Texas Youth Wind Symphony, practices and performs at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas. She also made the ATSSB All-State Band and will rehearse and perform at the Lila Cockrell Theater in San Antonio in February. Johnson City Library: Mark these dates on your calendar for the month of February.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
The other day I came across a six-inch by eight-inch board. Glued to it and coated over with varnish is a painting of a ship foundering in high seas. I remembered that it had been given to me by a third grade girl in Veracruz, Mexico. Because of the love with which it was offered by that little dark-eyed child, I have kept it and treasured it for more than 45 years.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
PEC’s Scholarship Program is offering $50,000 in scholarships this year to local high school and home-schooled seniors in the Co-op’s service area, and applications for 2015 scholarships are now available. PEC will provide 14 scholarships to deserving seniors this spring, with amounts ranging from $2,500 to one $10,000 scholarship. The scholarships can be used to pay expenses at any accredited university, college, junior college, technical school or trade school.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Arvesen who received first place for clarinet in regional band – beating 70 plus other students! Way to go, Kaitlyn! Honor a special loved one & help your Johnson City Library. If you have lost a loved one or would like to honor a special person, donate $20 for a bookplate with your dedication to be placed into a new library book or on a movie of a type you choose (fiction, non-fiction, mystery, or other.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
One evening a boy was talking to his grandfather about current events. He asked what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general. The granddad replied, “Well, let me think a minute. I was born before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and the pill.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Kudos to the volunteers at the Johnson City Food Pantry. Tuesday morning the food was unloaded at the pantry again. The truck arrived about 7 am with more than 1,500 pounds of food to unload and put away. The crew then went to breakfast. Ever notice how many of these projects revolve around eating? Johnson City Library: Mark these dates on your calendar for the month of February.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 • Updated January 9, 2015 2:18 PM
Question: A few months after I started receiving my Social Security retirement benefit, my former employer offered to take me back. It is a great offer. Can I withdraw my retirement claim and reapply later to increase my benefit amount? Answer: Social Security understands that unexpected changes may occur after you begin receiving retirement benefits.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
I think most of us have heard the story about the man who encountered a little boy while walking along the seashore. The boy was picking up starfish that he found stranded on the beach and was throwing them back into the ocean one at a time. “What are you doing?” asked the man.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
Welcome the new year of 2015 with sixty paintings by the Bunkhouse Gallery Artists of Cypress Mill. It is presented by Hyde Park Bar & Grill at 4521 Westgate Boulevard in Austin from January 11th to February 22nd. There will be a reception on Monday, January 12th from 5 to 7 pm. Congratulations to Pat & Cynthia Smith on their 60th anniversary on January 3rd!
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
Once upon a time there was a young boy who struggled to find the perfect Christmas gift for his father. A mail-order tie from the Sears & Roebuck catalogue just didn’t seem to be the answer. Living on a small farm in the midst of the Great Depression with its shortage of cash money made Christmas shopping all the more difficult.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
Delores Fenton’s “Sister” group along with other friends and family had a wonderful Christmas celebration on Saturday December the 6th at Sandra Wilson’s in Coleman, Texas. Everyone enjoyed great food and a Chinese Christmas exchange. Big Johnson City group went to Las Vegas for the PBR Rodeo. Felps, Rowes, & Hohenbergers were just some of the travelers.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 • Posted December 15, 2014
Congratulations to Blake Caulkins, Wade North & Lauren Gravell for competing in FFA radio broadcasting. They definitely don’t have faces for radio!!!! They earned 4th place! Congratulations! Some of the former Johnson City citizens seen at Lights Spectacular: the Marshall & Susan Campbell family from Denton; the Amber 7 Ben Bales family from Marble Falls; the Kate & George Clower family from Corpus Christi; the Elizabeth & Chuck Stearns family from Canyon Lake, the Steven & Kristi Moreland f ...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
I first became aware of Gene Fullmer at the ripe old age of twelve. I was attending a boxing event with a youth group at the Fair Grounds in Salt Lake City. One of my buddies pointed ringside and excitedly exclaimed, “There’s Gene Fullmer!” I stared blankly and asked, “Who’s Gene Fullmer?” Shortly after I first laid eyes on him, he won the world middleweight championship when he upset the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson by soundly winning a unanimous 15-round decision.