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VideoStill missing: Long hair Chihuahua, near 3rd and Hwy. 97, Floresville, she is very missed. If you see her please call Jeri, 409-781-3191.

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Floresville United Methodist Church is hiring a part-time youth director. For more information call 830-393-2425 or email floresvilleumc@gmail.com.
First Lutheran Church in Floresville is seeking a Director of Youth and Family Ministry, part-time 20 hours/week. Qualifications: Have active worship life and ongoing growth in faith, understanding of Lutheran-Christian tradition, ability to work with both adults and youth, basic computer and organizational skills. Director will disciple both parents and youth grades 1-12, establish appropriate caring relationships with youth, seek opportunities to connect with youth in their environment on their schedule, organize parents into groups for children's ministry work, arrange at least 3 annual local events or trips for Sr. high youth, recruit and encourage youth and adults to take positions of shared leadership and involvement, create and implement means for regular communication with parents and youth, manage youth and family ministry calendar in collaboration with staff, parents, and youth. Applications accepted thru Sept. 15. To apply call 830-393-2747.
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Letter: Support smoke-free workplaces




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Editor:

It’s shocking to me that a recent bipartisan effort to eliminate smoking in public workplaces failed to pass the Texas Legislature. Despite a recent survey that concluded 74 percent of Texas voters favor such a law, our lawmakers failed us.

The surgeon general warns there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure. Thousands of nonsmoking Texans die from secondhand smoke every year, and children are disproportionately affected. Some lawmakers say employees can simply choose where they work, but that is not always true.

As a teen in the U.S. Navy, I worked in a small office with four chain smokers, and I cared about those people and my job. Yet, as I wiped their nicotine stains off the walls, I wondered what their smoke was doing to my lungs. The military eventually took the smoking outside. This reduced health expenditures and increased productivity and morale.

It was amazing to do my work while breathing clean air. Twenty years later, many Texas citizens still suffer such unhealthy conditions, and Texas taxes help shoulder the cost.

We should all be disappointed the statewide smoke-free workplace bill failed. Call your state senators and representatives and ask them to support this proposal next session.

SUSAN AGUILAR

Floresville
 

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