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Mon
06
Oct

Winchester News

Around Town Rhoda and Sherwood Gersch spent the last six weeks traveling. First going to Wichita, Kan. to visit Rhoda’s sister, Cyndi and husband Mark Urbanek. They then flew to Anchorage, Alaska to spend time with their son and his wife, Lucas and Sarah Cavett 
 
Thu
02
Oct

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is broadly defined as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of a spouse or partner. But the reality is that it’s much more complicated. Domestic violence is about control.
Victims of domestic violence can be women, men, and children. They can be young or old. Domestic violence crosses financial lines; people can be rich or poor. People of all races, cultures, and religions are affected.
 
Thu
02
Oct

Let’s Try This Again

It’s here. The results of The Fayette County Record’s “Best of Fayette County” reader’s choice contest are finally in. Look through this publication (which was included in Tuesday’s newspaper with additional copies still available at The Fayette County Record office.) and see if you predicted the winners in each of the categories. 
 
Mon
29
Sep

Winchester News

New York Trip Nancy Buck, Evelyn Parker, and Betty Richter vacationed in New York for six days while Nancys’ daughter, Kara Denson, was on business trip for Macy’s. While they were there they toured Times Square, the Empire State Building, Chinatown, Battery Park, Rockefeller Center, The Guggenheim Museum, Ground Zero, Ellis Island, and The Cathedral 
of St. John the Divine 
 
 
Thu
25
Sep

Davis, Abbott Answer Questions in McAllen Forum

By ED STERLING
 
AUSTIN — With less than six weeks until election day on Nov. 4, the first of two scheduled gubernatorial debates was held in the Rio Grande Valley city of Edinburg on Sept. 19. Democratic Party nominee for governor Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, and Republican Party gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott, Texas attorney general, fielded questions from Carlos Sanchez, editor of The Monitor, a daily newspaper in McAllen, and Telemundo’s McAllen news anchor Dalila Garza. Abbott and Davis responded to questions for 60 minutes on topics such as border security, economic development, education and education funding, abortion and visions of the future.
 
Thu
25
Sep

My Procrastination Roots

By REGINA KEILERS
 
Procrastination – that wonderful thing that infects many of us. I do include myself in the afflicted and while I have tried many times to overcome this condition, swearing off of the temptation to “put it off until later,” it seems that I fall off the wagon more often than not. I have had this condition for many years. My earliest memory of serious procrastination was the dreaded research paper each year in English class. I vividly remember collecting all the resources, (you know, books, magazine articles, encyclopedias, etc.) ahead of time. I had good intentions of starting the paper early, but life seemed to get in the way and sure enough the weekend before the paper was due, I found myself staring at a blank sheet of paper.
 
Thu
18
Sep

Just When You Think You’ve Got It All Under Control...

Computers are a wonderful thing – until they’re not. Our society has become so dependent on the technological world that when it shuts down, so do we. In the past we have had problems with a fiber optic cable being cut, or a temporary shut down of our internet provider. At those times, our computers still worked, but when it happened on a press morning, we just weren’t sure how we would get the paper printed. 
 
Thu
18
Sep

Recognizing Cyber Bullying

Parents, educators and law enforcement officials are increasingly recognizing that bullying is a serious problem that can pose a real threat to a child’s well-being. Young victims of bullying can suffer long-term consequences that haunt them long into adulthood. A research study published in 2013 showed that 19 to 26-year-olds who were affected by bullying as children 
are four times as likely to have been charged with a felony as adults
 
Tue
16
Sep

What’s in a Name?

By FLORIAN KANA.
 
In 1956 I was a freshman attending La Grange High School. Being raised on a farm and doing all sorts of physical labor, including helping dad move houses, I was muscled up pretty good and in great physical shape. So much so that one day I was approached by the football coach and asked how come I wasn’t signed up to play football. Well I tried to explain the best I could why I couldn’t play football for him.

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Tue
16
Sep

Adventures in the Barnyard

By AILEEN LOEHR.
 
As a child, I often went to the barn to see if “Chicken Hen Two Yoke” was up in her nest box ready to lay her egg. I liked to eat her eggs because you got more (as her name implied, her eggs usually contained two yokes instead of one). But there was one problem. If I didn’t see her lay an egg, I could not determine which egg was hers. One morning she flew up to the nest. I decided to stand guard in case she left and I would mark the egg.

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