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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.
Seeking Diesel Mechanic for concrete batch plant in Wilson County. Experience with eighteen-wheeler and/or ready mix concrete trucks may be required. Company provides paid time off, medical insurance benefits, and paid holidays. Contact Mesquite Concrete, Inc. at 830-216-1530, ask to talk to Nicolas. 
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January 9, 2013 | 4,350 views | Post a comment

Q. What is the plant that I see growing along fencerows that has horizontal branching and grows to 7 feet tall? The berries that grow along the stems are spectacular.

A. It sounds like you are describing possumhaw holly. It is a deciduous holly of the same species as yaupon holly. It is available in area nurseries. Grow it in full sun. The berries will be eaten by the birds by mid-winter in most areas.

Q. What does it take to make a compost pile “work”? Mine never seems to make compost. It is basically a pile of leaves.

A. To “work,” a compost pile needs at least one-half green materials as a nitrogen source. It also needs moisture and air. If you don’t have available green material or manure, you can add lawn fertilizer. Add a bucket of fertilizer mixed into the pile when you turn it over and wet it down. This should begin the process. A compost pile that is “working” should be providing heat.

Q. We are planning our garden for next spring. Which tomatoes won the “Best Tomato” contest at Milberger’s Nursery last year? We figure we will have four plants of four different varieties.

A. Tycoon was Top Tomato in the spring and BHN 602 was the selection in the fall. Cherokee Purple won for the largest fruit in the fall and Tycoon won last spring, I believe, the Rodeo Surprise (BHN 968) is the best cherry selection.

If I was going to limit myself to four varieties, I would use Tycoon, 602, Cherry Surprise, and Celebrity. Celebrity is a consistent producer year in and year out.

Calvin Finch is a horticulturist and the director of the Water Conservation and Technology Center at Texas A&M-San Antonio. Hear him on “Gardening South Texas” on KLUP 930 AM radio Saturdays noon to 2 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. Or, email him at reader@wcn-online.com.
 

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