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Immanuel Lutheran Church is now hiring for a Youth and Family Ministry Director. Pastoral: Minister to youth and their families during Sunday School and other church programs, being present in their lives outside the church walls, available for common concerns and in crisis situations. Leadership: Recruit and nurture Youth and Family Ministry program. Administration : Manage the planning process and coordinate with Pastor and Youth Committee all regular ministries to youth and their families. This includes youth of all ages on Sunday mornings and mid-week events; assisting with Confirmation, special events, trips and retreats, and parent meetings. Stewardship: Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of youth programs, manage youth ministry budget, and collaborate with the sponsors of each Youth group. Ability to build, lead, and empower youth. Ability to implement a ministry vision. Familiarity with Lutheran Doctrine required; must be comfortable teaching it and representing Lutheran Theology. Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database, email, internet, and social media. Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to adapt and evaluate curriculum preferred. Must have excellent organization, communication (verbal and written), and listening skills, with a high degree of initiative and accountability. Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills required, with sensitivity to church members and visitors. Understanding and enjoyment of youth and families and guiding their spiritual development. Please send resumes to immanuellavernia@gmail.com or call 830-253-8121.
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One hundred years, thousands of memories




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Longtime Wilson County resident Ruth “Granny” Donaho reached her century mark birthday on Sept. 19, 2011. Those hundred years include thousands of wonderful memories of family, friends, world, and U.S. changes, along with the many developments in technology.

The youngest of 16 siblings, Granny spent most of her early childhood in Eldorado, Texas, and moved to San Antonio just prior to her 16th birthday. As a young child, she rode a horse to school and was an excellent horsewoman. Since Granny turned 18, she has voted every year, except for one.

Granny worked in the train station in San Antonio, where she met her first husband, Carl Jones. Granny earned extra money as a seamstress and was widely known for the quality of her sewing skills. Granny and Carl divorced after many years.

She later married Wade Donaho, a dairy farmer in Wilson County, in the early 1950s. She loved the country and readily took to the long hours and hard work associated with life at the dairy. She especially loved working with the many animals and had many pets.

In 1976, her husband passed away and Granny moved from the dairy to Floresville to live next to her daughter, Melba, and husband, Howard, who passed away in 2001. She continues to live in her home on E Street and has many visitors, including her daughter, six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and many friends and acquaintances.

Granny has remained active in Wilson County throughout most of her life and has used her seamstress skills in designing and sewing gowns for the Floresville Peanut Festival queens and princesses, along with many wedding and bridesmaids gowns. She served several times as “Worthy Matron” for the Eastern Star and worked in other community endeavors.

Granny celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends in her home on Sept. 18. When Granny was asked what she attributed her long life to, she said she always looks forward to something and stays active every day. She still has a desire to ride a horse “just one more time.”

Happy birthday, Granny!!
 

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