Lifestyles

The Bible and the Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD The Thanksgiving Holiday was not always associated with Pilgrims and Native Americans setting aside social distancing in order to feast on the abundance of the land. The template for our current holiday is President Lincoln’s 1863 Proclamation that provided for a holiday of thanksgiving in the midst of a national calamity.…

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JALAPENO POPPER DIP

I discovered this recipe several years ago, and it became one of my go-to recipes for group gatherings. It had to be for group gatherings because left to myself I would eat the whole dish with a spoon. I’ve played with substitutions and variations, and you can, too. From “Simply Gourmet,” by Sherron Watson www.simply-gourmet.com…

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MCIC distributes turkey meals to the elderly

Members of the Moore Community Improvement Club prepared over 60 turkey plates to feed its local elderly residents last week and extended its thanks to the many volunteers that helped cook, package, and deliver the meals. “We sent the leftover turkey and fixings to the Frio County Sheriff’s department to show our thanks for them…

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CASA of South Texas receives $25K donation

The Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of South Texas organization has received a charitable grant of $25,000 from the Valero Benefit for Children this year, despite the cancellation of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament and associated events. CASA Executive Director Joni Garcia described the award as unexpected this week, in light of the coronavirus pandemic…

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MCIC ‘Be the Light’ contest offers $100 prize

With the Christmas season right around the corner the Moore Community Improvement Club is challenging all residents to ‘Be The Light’, a Christmas lighting event guaranteed to boost holiday spirts and provide a COVID-19 friendly celebration. “A prize in the amount of $100 and bragging rights as the first winner of the inaugural Moore Christmas…

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Chocolate pie

This week’s recipe hails from memory. I make this pie for every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and occasionally for other gatherings. It’s almost always a hit. I’m sure it originally came from a printed source before I learned it, but that information has long been lost. 9-inch prepared/ready-made chocolate pie crust 1 8-oz package of cream…

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THAT’S GONNA HAVE TO CHANGE

LOGIC WITH MURPHY Hey Murphy, I just got engaged to my girlfriend. We’re starting the process of having her move into my house out on the ranch. I’m happy to have her moving in with me, but I’m taking on a step-daughter, too. I’m a little worried about her daughter being in the house with…

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Fun with the little ones

By Norma Herrera Library Director Children from the Li’l Pups Daycare Center visited the Dilley Public Library on Friday, October 30, for their Halloween celebration. The youngsters arrived at the library in a trailer that was parked outside the facility, and the library staff distributed candy treats and other goodies as well as a free…

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The Bible and The Headlines: News You Can Use

By David Bachelor, PhD Royals and veterans are in the news this week. In the Lone Star State, the “royal” was Darrell K. Royal, the University of Texas legendary coach. On Saturday UT hosted their annual Veterans Recognition Football game in the Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium. In 1977, the stadium was dedicated to honor…

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GARZA EARNS SCHOLARSHIP FOR ‘NEW VOICES’ WORKSHOP

Writing for children… Writer and researcher Geronima Garza of Cotulla is the recipient of the New Voices in Nonfiction Scholarship for an upcoming online workshop. Hosted by the Smithsonian Institute and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the workshop brings together top publishers and editors. Garza’s scholarship award means she will receive free tuition…

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