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Plastic Product Formers, Inc. is accepting applications for a full-time blow-mold operator. Must be willing to perform physical work in an outside environment and work 10-12 hour shifts including overtime. Must be willing to work some weekend and night shifts. Will be required to clean, set-up, operate and monitor blow-mold equipment while also performing trimming and inspection of production parts. Includes packaging and material handling. Must pass background check and drug test. Excellent benefits offered. Fax 210-635-7999, email resumes@vpracingfuels.com, 7124 Richter Road, Elmendorf, TX.
The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) is currently seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Supervision Officer for ATASCOSA COUNTY. Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board in Criminology, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Science, Counseling, Pre-Law, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services Development, Public Administration, or a related field that has been approved by the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD), or one year of graduate study in one of the above mentioned fields, or one year experience in full-time casework, counseling, or community or group work that has been approved by CJAD.  This position requires some evening and/or weekend work. Salary: Negotiable, plus Regular State benefits. Closing Date: Resumes will be taken until November 4, 2014. Procedure: Applicants should submit a typed resume and copy of college transcript to: Mario Bazan, Director, 914 Main Street, Ste #120, Jourdanton, TX  78026 The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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On the Road to Forever
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A few years back the buzzword was change and we’ve certainly seen a lot of that over the past two years. I got to thinking about what my mother’s father would think about the world today.

Unlike my father and his father, I think Grandpa Taylor would have embraced all the new gadgets and would be having fun with life. In his lifetime, he saw several wars, lived through the Great Depression, saw the automobile go from a luxury to a necessity along with electricity, indoor plumbing, and the telephone.

It’s amazing, the things we have allowed into our lives as novelties only to let them get so involved in our daily activities that they have become necessities of life. Computers, cell phones, iPads, iPods, smart phones, apps, GPS systems, and a host of other devices are all involved so deeply in our lives we can’t imagine trying to function without them. Some people seem to have the notion that the good old days were simple and romantic when in reality they were hard work. Today, the average worker probably gets 10 times more work done, daily, and more efficiently, than the worker of 1900 did.

Altogether, in 2011, with all our super helpers, we’re more disconnected to one another and more fatigued than our grandparents ever were. It seems we’ve become world oriented at age 3.

Coming through the door one day after school, little Johnny hollers out, “Okay, everyone in this house, please stand advised that I, little Johnny Elvis Smith, have made a complete fool of myself in class by repeating stories concerning storks, as told to me by certain parties residing in this house!” You can’t hide things from kids anymore.

“My wife and I were walking down the street the other day,” a man was telling his friend, “and when we came to a mud puddle I didn’t carry her across.” “What did she say to that?” asked the friend. “She said I wasn’t as gallant as I was when she was a girl. I told her she wasn’t as buoyant as she was when I was a boy.”

There was a time when we rallied around the thought of “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.” However, America grew to be the greatest nation on the planet with an unbeatable military force and we boasted, “Give Me Liberty.” Today Americans are so spoiled the consensus has become, “Give Me!” To quote Maynard G. Krebs: “Work!?”

(Judges 2:10) “After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel.”

The current occupant of the oval office patronizes Bible believers: “Give up your worn arguments and old attitudes.” Maybe we should start with updating the Bible. “After the World War II generation had been gathered to their fathers, the baby boomer generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for America.” Scripture is being distorted to promote a radical, anti-family agenda, while treating those who refuse to compromise God’s word with rank condescension.

Times have changed, and in the names of “progress” and “tolerance,” some want to cast the Bible aside as dated and passé. However, we will do so at our own peril. We must hold fast to God’s Word. We must extol biblical morality and respect the Bible’s moral code as essential to the well-being of our republic. Is the Bible old? Yes. Outdated? Never! Nations rise and fall, and politicians come and go, “... but the word of the Lord stands forever” (1 Peter 1: 25).

Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. His e-mail is twbonham@felpsis.net. This column will be available in the Wilson County News when space is available. Readers can also find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
 
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