Tag Archive: family

May 28

Memorial Day…a day to count our blessings

As we approach Memorial Day, memories of past celebrations of this holiday come to mind. As a child, Memorial Day signaled the first holiday of the summer (although it technically takes place while it is still Spring). Memorial Day observance goes back to the Civil War, and was intended to honor and pay homage to …

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Apr 30

Lone Star State: Courage, grace in West Texas

Last week, the small town of West, Texas suffered a terrible tragedy when an explosion at a fertilizer storage facility ripped through the community. Approximately 200 people were wounded, and at least 14 lost their lives. Among these are many of the volunteer first responders who bravely sacrificed their own lives in order to protect …

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Jun 28

Stressed out? You might need sleep

By Rusty Wright Feeling irritable lately? You might need more sleep. Snapping at your kids or spouse, stewing in checkout lines, shouting at road hogs . . . cultural negativity abounds. A recent National Sleep Foundation (NSF) poll suggests links between sleep deficiencies and negative attitudes and behavior. Over one-third of respondents said they are …

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Feb 28

Family surprised by presidential visit

By Jan White There’s a heart-warming story told about how President Dwight Eisenhower surprised a family while he was vacationing in Denver.   A newspaper reporter had written an article in the form of a letter to the President to tell him about a little boy named Paul Henry Haley, who was dying of cancer.  …

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Feb 21

That’s what friends are for

By Susan Estrich Here we go again: a tragedy in the music world, a tragedy waiting to happen that did. Disturbing headlines before and after leave us scratching our heads and asking why. On the days before her death, Whitney Houston was disheveled, dressed in clothes that didn’t match, hair dripping with water or sweat, …

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Feb 14

Thank you to Texas employers

By Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General More than two million Texas children are being raised by a single mother or father. In most instances, the other parent is obligated by court order to provide financial and medical support to the parent with primary custody. By deducting child support from employee paychecks, Texas employers play a …

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Oct 06

Family camp

International ALERT Academy is slated to present its 2011 Family Camp. Families come from around the country for a week of family-focused speakers, activities, and events from October 8- 15. For more information, please call 903-636-2000 ext. 2101, or contact Melanie Bogner at mbogner@alertacademy.com

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Sep 14

Touch a truck, feed a family

Longview Community Ministries will hold its annual “Touch a truck, feed a family” on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. Citizens are encouraged to donate a jar of peanut butter or give a monetary donation. All donations are used to serve indigent families.  Longview Community Ministries serves more than 1,000 families each …

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