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09
Jun

Carmine News

Martin Luther Lutheran Ladies Aid marked their 100th anniversary June 1. On June 1, 1914, Pentecost Monday, seventeen ladies met at MLLC to organize a Ladies Aid. Pastor John Harder helped to adopt a constitution and elect officers. Charter members were Bertha Eisenhauer Umland (president), Selma Hackemack Hoppe (secretary), Leonie Rummel Weyand (treasurer), Mary Brau, Alma Weyand Doerr, Agnes Umland Hoppe, Antonio Weyand Kollatt, Nannie Koehler Knoche, Louise Koehler Brau, Emma Goerdel Menke, Leonie Menke Neese, Emilie Kollatt Stuermer, Lena Drawe Sump, Kathleen Etzel Weyand, Ida Weber Weyand, Lula Coleman Weyand, and Louise Marburger Winnisderfer.  

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Mon
09
Jun

Muldoon News

The Muldoon Community Park met to discuss the upcoming 4th of July celebration in the park. Plans are that line up will begin at 9 a.m. by the Muldoon Baptist Church. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Everyone who wishes may participate in
the parade. Entries can be vehicular, pedestrian, animal or any combination
 
Thu
05
Jun

Lt. Governor’s Challenger Wins Runoff

Republican voters picked Dan Patrick to face Democrat Leticia Van de Putte in the race for lieutenant governor in November. Patrick received 65 percent of the vote to incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s 35 percent in the May 27 runoff. Sen. Patrick, R-Houston, and Sen. Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, have seven years and 15 years of experience, respectively, as members of the 31-member Senate. Van de Putte ran unopposed in the March Democratic Party Primary.   

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Thu
05
Jun

Senioritis and Graduation

I am now the parent of four graduates of La Grange High School. I never thought much about NOT being the parent of four graduates – after all, I have four children. But, you see, child number four didn’t follow the plan quite the way the others did.
 
Mon
02
Jun

Muldoon News

The Woodmen of the World  (WOW) Lodge 302 for Memorial Day honored those veterans who have passed on in the  Pitman Cemetery on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. WOW representative Allyson Davis led a group of community members in a service to honor those who had served their country and now are laid to rest in Pitman Cemetery
 
Mon
02
Jun

Carmine News

Martin Luther Lutheran Church Women of the ELCA Banquet will be Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The theme is “A Recipe for Friendship,” based on a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Come for an enjoyable evening. Carmine Volunteer Fire Dept. Carmine Volunteer Fire Department drill night is June 12 at 7 p.m. Regular meeting night is the fourth Thursday. Call dispatch in La
 
Thu
29
May

Prayer Is Okay, Amen

Three weeks ago the Supreme Court of the United States reversed a lower court judgment and concluded that a town council’s opening prayer does not violate the Constitution. The decision followed a challenge that the Town of Greece, New York, was violating the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause and endorsing Christianity. Those bringing that charge had sought to limit the town to ecumenical prayers and a “generic God.”
 
Thu
29
May

Rinse and Repeat

Well, here we go again. We know how this drama plays all too well. First, a troubled individual uses a gun to go on a killing  spree. Usually, the shooter kills himself or is killed by police. Then, the nation expresses its shock and surprise. Next, the victims’ loved-ones speak out about the violence. Gun-rights advocates fire back with harangues about their (and our) Constitutional rights. Someone points out that other tools and objects can be used for mayhem, so they absurdly suggest that we should ban all knives, baseball bats, or even electric toasters. Politicians weigh in on all sides of the issue. Rinse.
Repeat.
 
Mon
26
May

Winchester News

CCA will host their 11th Annual Meals on Wheels Fundraiser on May 30 and 31 at Riverbend Park in Smithville. For more information contact Helen Snow at (979) 540-2980. Around Town The week of Mother’s Day was a busy one for Carlton and
Gladys Musgrove. They started out on Sunday in Houston seeing the play of grandson Cole McAdow who played the part of
Smee in Peter Pan Jr. at the Houston Family Arts Center
 
Mon
26
May

Muldoon News

Devon Boehnke was exceptionally proud of his granddaughter, Ruth Fields, when she graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Ruth graduated Cum Lade with a bachelor in the field of archeology. Prior to the graduation service
there was a special luncheon for the honor graduates and three guests. Ruth chose her parents Beth and Jack Fields and her grandfather Boehnke.
 

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