Archive for 2012

Laura Landes becomes Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designer’s newest funeral director

Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers is pleased to announce that their apprentice of two years, Laura Landes, is now serving families as a fully-licensed funeral director. The entire staff congratulates Laura on the fine accomplishment of receiving an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Mortuary Science from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in Houston. […]

Designs In Thread is the name to trust for quality products, custom embroidery

What’s in a name? Well, if that name is Designs in Thread, it means: • Years of experience in designing custom embroidery and screen printing • A reputation for commitment to excellence that’s second to none • Friendly, personable employees who are ready to help you • Recognition for your company! Now that you know […]

Kids Are Cool addresses the concerns that come with rising costs of child care in America

Even though experts say the recession is officially over, families requiring child care are still feeling the lingering effects. The slow recovery makes paying for child care difficult for parents. Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) report that some parents are removing their children from licensed programs to informal child care settings to better […]

White Christmas is peaceful

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas holiday! I know my family really enjoyed the peaceful White Christmas yesterday morning. Snow is always deceptively peaceful until you have to get out in it. I uploaded several stories this morning that will be in tomorrow’s paper, as well as three that won’t be published (on paper!) […]

Young musicians win piano in Frenship

Five Frenship-area music students were stunned Thursday afternoon to find themselves in possession of a new piano. The Thornton children, Karli, 17, Kaci, 15, Kaleb, 14, Kenzi, 12, and Kanan, 9, were surprised at their own home by men toting a piano from a trailer and into their living room. Although their aunt knew they […]

Terra Vista MS students learn about motion, project organization through catapult construction

Students at Terra Vista Middle School learned recently about Newton’s three laws of motion by shooting tennis balls down the school’s halls with catapults. They also learned about organizing a project and the evils of procrastination. Marc Rey, who built a catapult made from lightweight PVC pipes with his father, said the two lessons of […]

South Plains cities share struggles collecting fees from communications company

It took more than two years, but Wolfforth finally got its money from a local cable, Internet and telephone provider accused by several South Plains cities of short-changing them on franchise fees in recent years. City manager Darrell Newsom said Wolfforth received two checks for about $27,000 from NTS Communications Thursday morning — three days […]

Wolfforth FD puts out grass fire during windstorm

A small grass fire in the middle of intense wind and dust storms Dec. 19 had no chance to get bigger. Charles Addington, Wolfforth mayor and chief of the Wolfforth Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire across from Bennett Elementary School at the intersection of U.S. 62/82 and Donald Preston Drive could have been worse. […]

Adopt-A-Book program helps stock Heritage MS library

Adopting a child might be a complicated and noisy proposition, but Heritage Middle School has an alternative — adopt a book. Lisa Patterson, a member of the HMS PTA, started a program when her daughter was a new student at Oak Ridge Elementary School. The Birthday Book Club has helped stock Oak Ridge’s new shelves […]

Reese Education Center graduates 20 students

Twenty students graduated from Reese Education Center on Dec. 20 in the Frenship Performing Arts Center. David Vroonland, superintendent of the Frenship Independent School District, congratulated the students on graduating from high school, but said they now must choose what to do next. After reading the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken,” Vroonland said […]