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Lost & Found

Found: Calico cat, female, white, orange, and black, on CR 352, La Vernia. 210-667-1052.
Found: Heifer on East Lupon Rd. in St. Hedwig, Oct. 22, must identify. Call 210-296-1988.
Lost Black Manx Cat (No Tail) in La Vernia, Country Hills. Short black hair easy to identify with no tail. Call Diane or Pat 830-253-1235
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Help Wanted

Mission Road Ministries is a nonprofit organization serving more than 825 children and adults with intellectual & other developmental disabilities each day with residential, day services and vocational programs in San Antonio, Texas helping clients reach independence, productivity and inclusion in the community. Seeking Residential Care Professionals for our Children and Adult Programs; FT, PT.  $8-$10.25/hr. depending on experience and education.  Must be at least 21 years of age; pass background check and drug testing.  Interviews every week. Call for an appointment, 210-924-9265.
Journeyman and/or apprentice electrician needed, experience necessary. Sralla Electric, Floresville, 210-885-4101, email resume to srallaelect@netzero.net.
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From 'Brides Wearing White' #3 Annie moves to town

August 5, 2014

“That Carol should mind her own business,” Annie thought. “She’s bound to be trouble. And I’m not really happy with Leroy. What was he doing here in the middle of the day anyway? And who... More ›

Rose Petals: Annie moves to town #2

March 3, 2014

A few days later, Annie got a call from Leroy, the guy she had met at the community dance. They visited a while on the phone; then he asked her out. She got permission from her mother, and they agreed on the following Saturday. Leroy was two... More ›

From Brides Wearing White, #1

January 2, 2014

ANNIE MOVES TO TOWN The move into the city was proving to be not only exciting, but scary. Annie had read dozens of comic books, like Archie and Katy Keene, about teenagers visiting on their front lawns, walking down real, city sidewalks, meeting... More ›

The Life You Could Grow to Love!

November 27, 2013

As I sat with my Mary Kay friends in the famous Las Brisas Restaurant of Laguna Beach, California, with a window view of the blue Pacific, a lush rose garden leading up to a charming gazebo and then sloping down the hillside, palm trees jutting... More ›

Rose Petals: Literature Can Be of Value in Real Life!

October 28, 2013

“When will I ever use this in real life?” Such is the common query of students who resist the study of algebra, chemistry, Beowulf, Macbeth, etc. As a former high school English teacher, it... More ›

Rose Petals: Brief Encounters

July 10, 2013

It is said that we experience brief encounters every day, encounters that change us in ways we most often never realize. It may be a fleeting eye contact; a casual greeting; a friendly smile; an offhand comment; an unpleasant scowl. We should... More ›

Rose Petals: God Answers Prayers

May 2, 2013

Today is National Day of Prayer, so I thought it was fitting to reflect on prayers answered. Here is one that gave me goose-bumps. It was several years ago when my husband and I were trying to sell our home place in order to build on another piece... More ›

Rose Petals: The Dust Bowl of the Thirties Revisited

April 4, 2013

There is a young mother I want to tell you about who has learned how to make water stretch. It all began about a year ago, when the drought really reared its ugly head. Since early in the... More ›

Rose Petals: Making a Difference

March 19, 2013

There is a quote by some anonymous writer that reads like this: “Who we are and what we become is determined by those who love us.” There is so much truth to that statement; but I must add these lines: “…and by what we do with that love….” Teachers... More ›

Rose Petals: My Book

January 22, 2013

As a former high school English teacher, I have always loved working with teens, and in my deep concern about the growing crisis of teen pregnancies and promiscuity, I have written a book and do presentations to middle and high school youth in schools... More ›

Rose Petals: 2013 Technology

January 4, 2013

I’m so excited to finally have gotten my IPhone. I’ve been using this wonderful device for a month now, and a little while ago I picked it up and it was bone dead. Nothing. I tried pressing buttons, only two buttons, removing it from its OttoBox... More ›

Rose Petals: Make Him Whole Again

November 22, 2012

In this season of holidays and family and reminiscing, I'm of course thinking of my parents, both gone now. Mother passed this last February; Daddy, way back in 1982. This is about Daddy's passing: It was a Monday night, March, 1982. The... More ›

Rose Petals: Fifth cousins?

October 17, 2012

In the story about Mildred Van Treese, it was mentioned that her grandfather was Texas hero John Himes Livergood. And there were a couple of other stories that involved the black cat, Scooter, and good friend, Brenda. Who would ever have thought... More ›

Rose Petals: Jency McMurrey Runnels & a New Centenarian

August 19, 2012

It is my pleasure to pay tribute to my mother-in-law, Mrs. Frank (Jency) Runnels, who recently turned 100! She is an amazing woman, still very alert, wise, cheerful, relatively healthy, and... More ›

Rose Petals: The Olga Gown and the Stubborn Heifer

July 11, 2012

Franklin had asked me to go down to the pens to help him load the heifer that our granddaughter Linay was going to show that morning. Her dad was in the Valley doing another auction, so he... More ›

Rose Petals: That’s not a real gun!

June 10, 2012

I was handing the clerk my change, and he was handing me my ice-cream cone. It had been a very hot afternoon when we picked Mother up from the airport. So on our way home, we decided to stop at a convenience store for something refreshing. Vance,... More ›

Rose Petals: The Chili Dog and Matching Blouse

May 26, 2012

Isn’t it usually the case that the person sitting by you on the plane is talkative? Often times, too talkative. Sometimes you just want to read or rest or think. Well, on this particular... More ›

Rose Petals: Clouds of Faith

May 3, 2012

In church recently as we sang “Standing on the Promises”, I recalled a wonderful experience that happened when I was young. Sitting beside the wooden cistern, I looked up into the drifting clouds ~ I can still see them today ~ and asked God if... More ›

Rose Petals: The Sleeping Giant in My Garden

April 17, 2012

It was late winter, early spring, and the urge to do some yard work was pulling me outdoors. Franklin had taken the kids on some livestock mission, so I got the hoe and began to target the... More ›

What Do I Know ... I’m From South Texas!

March 16, 2012

It had been my first trip to California. And it was awesome. But now, it was time to leave. The plane was sitting on the tarmac, awaiting departure. It was a bright, sunny morning, which... More ›



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