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Thursday, February 19, 2015 • Posted February 19, 2015
Time to make repairs on your home? Are these going to be for you or do you need to complete them in order to sell your home? What needs to be repaired? Start by making a list of the major things that need to be repaired. Major things are the high ticket items like the roof, A/C and Heating systems, Plumbing issues, etc.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 • Posted February 19, 2015
The plentiful fish of Utah Lake in the valley south of Salt Lake City were much appreciated by the early pioneers who often journeyed south on fishing expeditions. It was during a time when her husband was on such an expedition that Hannah Cornaby recorded the following experience: One morning having, as usual, attended to family prayer, in which, with greater significance than often used, we asked, “give us this day our daily bread;” and having eaten a rather scanty breakfast—every mors ...
Thursday, February 19, 2015 • Posted February 19, 2015
Eighteen lovely ladies celebrated with Mary Weirich, Jeannette Stanton & Dorothy Hair for their birthdays. It took place on Tuesday, February 10th at the Pecan Street Brewery. Good food & fellowship were the order of the day & if the birthday song was a little off key, it still conveyed the sentiment! I bet you thought the whistle that goes off at noon at City Hall just blows to tell you when it is lunchtime.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 • Posted February 5, 2015
Although I was born in the United States, I acquired Mexican citizenship through my father who was born in Chihuahua. Because I was living in Mexico as a youth, it was necessary to register with the Mexican military and to obtain some basic training. While still in high school I was issued a “cartilla” that certified that I had fulfilled my military obligation and that I was in good standing in the Mexican Army Reserve.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 • Posted February 5, 2015
Lindy Segall says the Fly Girls of WWII goes wheels up after Sunday, February 8 to make way for a new exhibit at the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin. For those who’ve considered, but not yet decided, this is something special for the entire family, young and older alike--the story is timeless.
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.