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Missing: Male Chihuahua, black/gray/white, named Spy, possibly missing from F.M. 775 around Vintage Oaks Subdivision and Woodlands area, Sat., Sept. 26 about 10 p.m. 830-391-5055. 
Lost: Chihuahua, black, tan, and white male, "Spy," very small, off F.M. 775, across from the Woodlands on Sept. 26, he is missed dearly. Call 830-391-5055.
Lost: Border Collie, black and light brown, 9 months old, wearing a green collar, last seen Sept. 22 near CR 427 in Poth. If found call 210-324-1208.
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ON-CALL CRISIS POOL WORKERS NEEDED. Part-time positions are available for after hours “on-call” crisis workers to respond to mental health crisis for Wilson and Karnes Counties. Duties include crisis interventions, assessments, referrals to stabilization services, and referrals for involuntary treatment services according to the Texas Mental Health Laws. You must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, etc. On-call hours are from 5 p.m.-8 a.m. weekdays, weekends and holidays vary. If selected, you must attend required training and must be able to report to designated safe sites within 1 hour of request for assessment. Compensation is at a rate of $200 per week plus $100 per completed and submitted crisis assessment, and mileage. If interested call Camino Real Community Services, 210-357-0359.
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The 411: Youth

Kid-friendly projects fuel winter family fun at home

Kid-friendly projects fuel winter family fun at home

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January 4, 2012
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(Family Features) Colder temperatures mean more indoor time, making it a challenge to find activities that will keep kids happy and engaged. The good news for parents is that even common household items can create hours of fun time. These child-friendly arts and crafts projects will allow you to spend quality, memorable time with your family this winter season with things you already have around the house.

Arts and Crafts Ideas

With the most soft cotton at the tip*, Q-tips cotton swabs are gentle and safe for baby care and pet care; great for cleaning nooks and crannies in the house and for fixing makeup mishaps. They can also be used in a variety of craft projects. Use them to:

•Replace expensive paint brushes. Perfectly-sized for children’s small hands, you can use a different cotton swab for each color and simply toss when finished.

•Apply glue to small areas on models and crafts. Use one tip to apply the glue and the other to remove any excess glue before it dries.

•Carve detailed designs into pottery. Moisten the tool to put the finishing touches on sculptures.

•Touch-up hard-to-reach areas on freshly painted model airplanes and cars - or even dollhouses.

Have fun with your family making this adorable snowman that’s simple for children to create with a little help from mom or dad.

Cheery Snowman

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prep Time: 2 hours

Dry Time: 30 minutes


1 Standard pack (500-count) of Q-tips cotton swabs

3 Styrofoam balls; 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small, (no smaller than 2 inches in diameter)

1 brown pipe cleaner

1 sheet wax paper

1 Popsicle stick or floral stake

Child-safe scissors

Child-safe, non-toxic black paint

Child-safe, non-toxic orange paint

•Have an adult cut the bottom off the largest Styrofoam ball, so the piece can lay flat upon a table or surface.

Using a Popsicle stick or floral stake, stack all three Styrofoam balls from largest at the bottom, to smallest at the top to form one standing figure.

•Fold and twist 5 cotton swabs in half; dip 9 halves into the black paint and 1 into the orange paint. Lay flat on wax paper to dry.

•Cut pipe cleaner in half; insert into sides of middle Styrofoam ball as arms.

•Begin folding cotton swabs; insert into foam balls until completely covered.

•Insert black cotton swabs into top ball for coal eyes and mouth. Insert orange cotton swab as the carrot nose.

•Find step-by-step photos for this project, additional kid-friendly crafting ideas and household tips at Or, share your own tips or craft ideas at

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