Author: Cheril Vernon

Hospital Board Addresses Community Concerns

Directors Hoping for 11th Hour Miracle By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter HOUSTON COUNTY – While Yogi Berra may not have come up with it, the Hall-of-Fame catcher is credited with popularizing the phrase, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” That seems to be the mentality the Houston County Hospital District (HCHD) Board of Directors has adopted as it settled into the batter’s box, trailing by one in the bottom of the ninth, with the bases loaded, two outs and looking at a full count. Last week, Little River Healthcare (LRH) announced it was ending its affiliation with Timberlands Healthcare...

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EVER WONDER by Jacque Scott: Unusual Facts

Unusual Facts Ever Wonder will be looking at a lot of interesting, unusual, not thought about very much, facts today…. Lots of fun, so smile… Did you know that “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand? Or that the word “lollipop” is the longest word typed with the right hand?  I bet you are thinking about this aren’t you?  The average person’s left hand does 56 percent of all typing.    No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.  The only word in English that ends with ‘mt’ is ‘Dreamt.’w Did you know that our eyes are always the same from birth, but our nose and our ears never stop growing?  Does that mean that my ears are going to get even larger? The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.  I can see you trying this one out right now. The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak,’ and ‘level,’ are the same whether read from left to right or from right to left.  They’re called palindromes. There are only four words in the English language, which end in ‘dous’: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.  And, there are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: ‘abstemious’ and facetious’.  Yes, aeiou… ‘Typewriter’ is the longest word that can be...

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SUNNY THOUGHTS FROM SUNSET by Rev. Vance Drum 6-29

Next Sunday, July 2, will be our annual Sunset Patriotic Day.  We’ll have a fellowship dinner after the morning worship, and we invite you to join us! On Sunday the Sunset pastor brought a message, “Raised with Christ.” The text was from Colossians 2:12:  “raised with [Christ] through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.”  Who are we?  What is the nature of our identity in Christ?  The pastor made two points:  (1) Who is Christ?  (2) Who are You in Christ?  (1) Who is Christ?  If you’re a Christian, then you are in him, so who is Christ?  (a) V9:  “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.”  In Christ the fullness of God lives in bodily form—that is, in a human body.  When the Son of God came down from heaven to earth at Christmas, he was born of Mary.  That made him Mary’s baby, born into our humanity.  But he had no human father, since Mary was a virgin woman. Her fiancé Joseph thought about breaking off their engagement, since he knew he was not the father of Jesus.  But an angel said (Matthew 1:20): “Joseph, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.”  Jesus was both God and Man—the Deity...

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Houston County Lake Report 6-29

86 F surface water temperature, water darkly stained, and 6 inches above normal level. Fair black bass early evening with bass to 4 pounds 2 ounce behind the islands and near the creek channels.  Carolina rigged and Wacky rigged red worms with glitter. Small bass in the shallows early morning and late evening chasing bait fish. Good crappie using live minnows at brush piles. Very good bream using live worms in coves. Good catfish using live worms, and shad on trot lines.  Crockett Family Resort Cottages, Marina, & RV Park Houston County Lake 75 Dogwood Ln W Crockett Tx 75835 936/544-8466...

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FORESTRY UPDATE by Gary Allen Burns 6-29

In 1889, B.E. Fernow – U.S. Bureau of Forestry chief — asked banker W. Goodrich Jones of Temple, Texas to conduct a survey of the East Texas forests. Jones had been exposed previously to forestry techniques in the Black Forest of Germany. He subsequently established the Texas Forestry Association in 1914. In 1915, he lobbied local lumber companies and the state legislature to establish the Texas Forest Service. He is now known as the Father of Texas...

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