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The City of Floresville is currently accepting applications for the following position: ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER PART-TIME. A complete job description and application form may be obtained at City Hall, 1120 D Street, Floresville, Texas 78114, Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.; or Floresville website, www.cityoffloresville.org. Deadline to submit application is 5:00 PM on February 5, 2016. The City of Floresville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, nationality, related medical condition or handicap.
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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Amy Rathburn McCloskey, a lifelong resident of Floresville, Texas, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, at 8:10 p.m. in the Floresville Nursing Center at the age of 89 years, 6 months, and 18 days. Amy was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Floresville, the daughter of Robert Henry and Ida Jane Taylor Rathburn.

Amy enjoyed being a volunteer with R.S.V.P. and was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Floresville Church of Christ. Amy married Rex McCloskey on April 13, 1941, in Floresville. Rex, Amy’s beloved husband of more than 64 years, preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2006.

Amy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rex McCloskey; her daughter, Linda Metting; her great-grandson, Sage Robert McCloskey; four brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by her sons, R. B. McCloskey and wife June of Floresville and Tim McCloskey and wife Colette of Abilene; her foster daughter, Margaret Sterner and husband James of San Antonio; her grandchildren, Matt McCloskey of Floresville, Melissa Barfield and husband Anthony of Floresville, William McCloskey of Abilene, and Clint Metting of Floresville; her great-grandchildren, Tristan McCloskey, Lucas Barfield, Katlyn Barfield, and Justin Barfield; her son-in-law, Carl Metting of Floresville; and her brother, Macon Rathburn and wife Mamie of DeRidder, La.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 24, from 5-7 p.m. in the Vinyard Funeral Home Chapel in Floresville.

A funeral service was held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Floresville Church of Christ, officiated by Pastor Gordon Lindley.

Interment followed in the Harper Cemetery in Wilson County.

Serving as pallbearers were Melissa Barfield, Clint Metting, Gail Peschke, Mike Talley, Matt McCloskey, and Jr. Howard.
 

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