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                  The Lake Country Shopper
                   Serving the Lake Corpus Christi Area and Other South Texas Communities
Volume 6, No. 6                                         June 2011

Prickly Pear in Bloom,
Lake Corpus Christi                                                     Photo by Wayne Green

                                                                      “It’s a Dog’s Life”
“Fishing Lake Corpus Christi”
                                                             “The Texas Country Chef”
“Isabelle’s Gardening Tips”
“Dr. Quack”
                                                                           Aesop Fables
“Lulabelle’s Household Hints”
“It’s Your Life, Your Money,
                                                              Real Estate & Classifieds
  Your Freedom”
                                                                        And Much More
“Wayne’s Photography Tips”
June 2011                                                                                                                                                                    The Lake & Country Shopper - 2

From the Editor...                                                          Upcoming
     Like many other people, I       gave it to me in a box, and I la-                                                                    Church Directory
have sort of a love-hate rela-
tionship with my computer. As
                                     beled it “The Evil One” and
                                     drew a zero with an “X” on it.
long as it working smoothly            A week after my initial prob-                                           St. Michael's Episcopal             Brush      Country       Cowboy     227-9828.
                                     lems, I still had “last straw”       Jnue 11                              FM 534. 547-6658. Services          Church, Brush Country Cowboy
with no discernable problems,
                                     problems. I called the tech and      11am - 2pm                           Wednesday Evenings at 7:00          Church, 1417 S. Hwy 37 access     Lagarto Community Church
I love it. But when things go
                                     asked him if he could extract        Free Health Fair                     p.m.                                We are located 1 mile north of FM 287 FM 3162
badly, I feel like dropping the
whole thing in the bottom of         the data from the old hard drive     West Shore Baptist Church                                                799. Sunday Services at 10:00am.  Lagarto, Texas 78383
                                                                          150 FM 534                           Faith Church United Church          361-449-2400.                     Sunday: Bible School 9:45-
the lake.                            and copy the data to my exter-
                                                                          Blood pressure, Blood sugar,         of Christ, 106 Faith Dr., Orange                                      11am, Church 11am, Bible
   Early in May I began to real-     nal hard drive. So, another trip
                                                                          Diabetes, Bone density, Nutri-       Grove, 384-2414. Sunday             First Baptist Church, 404 S. Bee, Study Wed & Sunday 6pm
ize I had a problem with my          to Corpus, another $65. All the                                                                               Mathis, Texas, 547-2139. Serv-
                                                                          tioin, Child safety Women’s is-      School: 9:15, Worship Service:
desktop computer. Popups kept        techs in the shop loved it that I                                         10:30.                                                             Mathis Church of Christ
                                                                                                                                                   ices: Sunday Bible study: 9:45am.
                                     had labeled the old drive “The       sues, Vision, Hearing, Health
arriving, with what looked like                                                                                                                    Worship 11:00am. Evening Wor-  407 E. Rockport, Mathis,
                                     Evil One.” All is working now,       Insurance, AIDS Foundation,
a Microsoft security logo,                                                                                     St. Francis of Assisi Catholic      ship 6:00pm. Wednesday Evening Texas 547-2016, Sunday Bible
                                     and I even retrieved all my e-       Fire safety, CPR, Much more!
telling me my computer had se-                                                                                 Church, FM 534, Mass: Sun-          Service: 7:00pm                Study 9:30AM, Worship
                                     mail addresses. Soon, I am tak-      Gun safety and target practice,                                                                         10:30AM, Sunday Evening
rious viruses. At first I was                                                                                  day, 9:15. Call church for other
                                     ing “The Evil One” outdoors,         Fire safety (Lagarto VFD)            times.                              St. John of the Cross Catholic 6PM, Wednesday Bible Study
fooled and clicked for a solu-
                                     smash it to bits with a hammer       FREE hamburgers and hot                                                  Church, 20 S. Metz St., Orange 7PM.
tion to the problem. A screen
                                     and bury it -- deeply.               dogs. All inside with AC.            West Shore Baptist Church,          Grove, Mass: Saturday 6:00 p.m.
popped up telling me to pay
                                                                          Door prizes. Everyone invited.       FM 534. 547-6153, Sunday            Sunday 7:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. First Evangelical Lutheran
about $70 to fix the problem.           Aside from the very real an-                                           School: Sunday 9:30 am. Serv-
                                                                          Free for everyone.                                                       361-384-2795.                   Church, 600 S. Dibrell St.,
That seemed pretty fishy, as         guish all this caused for me, it                                          ices: Sunday 10:50 am.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Orange Grove TX, 361-384-
Microsoft simply does not do         is very disturbing to realize that
                                                                          July 23                              Lighthouse Faith Fellowship         Church of Christ, Exit 40 @ I37 2712     Sunday School: 9:00
things that way. The next time       there are very evil people out                                                                                N./Hwy 888, one mile east. Sun. a.m. Worship Service: 10:30
                                                                          5pm - 8pm                            (charismatic, non-denomina-
the popup appeared, I noticed        there in cyberspace spending                                                                                  Bible Study 9:45. Sunday Service a.m.
                                                                          Swinney Swith VFD                    tional), 331 FM 534, 547-6243.
its heading was not a typical        their time and wasting their tal-                                                                             11:00am and 6pm. Wed. 7:00pm
                                                                          Annual ice cream social, all         Sunday School: 9:15am
Microsoft heading, and again it      ents inventing ways to cause                                              Services: Sunday 10:00 am.
                                     misery to other people in the        homemade ice cream, with a
gave me a dire warning. Soon I                                                                                 Call for weekly home Bible stud-    Lake View Baptist Church,       Safe Harbor - a Lutheran
                                     form of these viruses. This was      low-fat, sugar free version for                                           6 mi North of Mathis on Hwy    mission (ELCA) meeting at
could not work, as the popups                                                                                  ies.
                                     a complete scam whose pur-           those who desire it. Games for                                           3024. Sunday Bible study 9:45am,St. Michael's Episcopal
came every few seconds. I
                                     pose was for the perpetrators to     kids, raffle and bake sale.                                              Worship services at 11am and 6pmChurch on FM 534. We meet
knew I had a bad infection. I                                                                                  Grace Lutheran Church of
was unable to surf the web at        get money, credit card numbers                                            Mathis, 1205 E. San Patricio        Wednesday night at 6pm. 361-    at 5 p.m. each Saturday
all to find a fix, so I went to my   and personal information from        September 3                          Ave., Mathis, 547-2239              547-6325 leave message.         evening. Contact us at Safe-
                                                                          Lagarto Volunteer Fire De-                                                                             or
laptop computer and searched         those who fell for the scam. Oh
                                                                          partment Fund-Raiser                 First    United    Methodist        Cross Trails Cowboy Church      361-244-6045. All are wel-
for a fix to this problem. I dis-    well. All’s well that ends well.
                                                                          Grunts Cantina                       Church, 420 S. Duval, Mathis        2 miles East of Orange Grove on come!
covered it was a vicious, mali-         On an entirely different note,                                                                             FM 624, Sunday Morning Serv-
                                                                          BBQ plates, Auction, Raffle,         547-3381. Adult Bible Class
cious rogue software virus that      do you remember the March                                                                                     ices 8:45 and 10:30 a.m.
                                                                          Dancing and more.                    9:45 am, Worship Service 10:50
had the ability to replicate it-     front-cover photo of the new
self.                                fire truck the Lagarto Volunteer

                                                                                              Community Organization News
  I called a computer technician     Fire Department acquired?
who said he could fix it for         Even though the LVFD ac-
$120 (plus tax, of course).          quired that truck for a price
Three days later I brought the       about ten percent of its actual
computer back home. The tech         value, it has to be paid for. The                                        water to drink. All you can eat      well-received. Mr. Sparks was       we will be exercising on Tues-
said he removed 920 viruses.         LVFD is selling raffle tickets
                                                                                  Lagarto                     for $5.00 per adult and $2.50        accompanied by the Director         day mornings; we will be play-
                                                                                                              for children under 8 years of        of Educational Services, Mrs.       ing cards and dominoes on any
At first everything seemed to        for a very desirable item to                  VFD                        age. There will be kids games        Robin Sellman.                      day we can get a group to-
work properly, but within 30         raise the money to pay for it.
                                                                             The Lagarto VFD has much         and a raffle will also be offered.       Installation of new offi-       gether. While the new Board
minutes I began receiving the        Please see “Lagarto VFD”                                                  A bake sale will take place.        cers for the Board of Direc-        will take charge immediately,
                                     under the Community Organi-          to be grateful for. Thanks to
same rogue messages. After                                                                                       We are still requesting those     tors is another May activity        there is not another scheduled
                                                                          Copano Energy and the Robert
more research I came upon a          zation News heading for de-                                              residing in the Swinney Switch       and Mr. Sparks did the honors       formal meeting until Septem-
                                                                          Ellis family, a beautiful hand-
website that promised it could       tails.                                                                   area to provide us with some         for us: Trish Arink will be our     ber 8th. But, while we wait for
                                                                          made, heavy-duty BBQ pit
get rid of this monster if I            Remember that the fire de-        built on a brand new trailer is     recipes to include in the cook       new President; Lee Smith is         September, there is talk of an-
would pay about $40 for its          partment is composed entirely        being raffled to raise the money    book we are putting together.        taking over as Vice President;      other Rummage Sale and there
anti-virus software, so I shelled    of volunteers, and it is sup-        to pay off the debt on the new      We want this to be a commu-          Secretary will be Linda Avila;      is talk of a bar-be-cue and there
out the money and downloaded         ported entirely by dues, dona-       truck featured on the cover of      nity effort and not just several     Treasurer will be Jessica           will be more excursions – like
the program. It did a full scan      tions and fund-raising projects.     the LCS March issue. Raffle         from a few people.             So    Keese; DeOtta Meyer will            the one planned for May 19th
of my computer, found and re-        It is not too much to ask that       tickets are $20 each and are        PLEASE come forward with             once again be the Club Re-          to visit an alpaca farm in
                                                                          available from any LVFD             those delicious dishes I know        porter.                             Mathis.
moved 14 high-risk viruses.          every property owner in the
                                                                          board member or firefighter.        you have been known for and            Our recent fund raiser (sell-         If you are one of our neigh-
Within minutes, however, all         area pay $25 for annual dues.
                                                                          Tickets are expected to also be     are your family favorites.           ing embossed cake pans and          bors and would like to partici-
had returned. I was desperate. I     The department has made                                                     More information on the           other items) went very well.        pate in our club activities, drop
                                     many improvements over the           available at local businesses in
had already spent $160 plus the                                                                               above in next month’s paper.         And, our participation in the       by the Old Lagarto School any
                                                                          the lake area, e.g., Lagarto
gas for two round trips to Cor-      last few years, both in equip-                                                                                Pioneer Days celebration in         Thursday morning. We have a
                                                                          Store, Quick Stop. For a look
pus, and my problem wasn’t           ment and personnel. If you                                                                                    Orange Grove helped us with         lending library you might like
                                                                          at this “big bad boy” BBQ, see
solved. The only solution left       have not paid your 2011 dues,        photo on page 3. Only 1,000              Lagarto                         the sale of raffle tickets and      to look through. You do not
was to get a new hard disk           write that check right now and       tickets will be printed, so this                                         craft items.                        have to be a member to check
drive. Another $85 and round         mail it to the LVFD. (See            makes the odds of winning this
                                                                                                                  Community                        This actually is the “end” of       out a book. Though, who
                                                                                                                                                   our year and we are closing on      knows? You might really enjoy
trip to Corpus. Fortunately I        LVFD article for mailing ad-
                                                                          item seem pretty good, so pop             Club                           a very positive note. During        becoming a new member of the
had enough presence of mind                                               open that wallet and buy some
                                                                                                              By Deotta Meyer                      the summer we will be meeting       Lagarto Community Club.
to backup all my data files on          Next time you see an LVFD         tickets! The drawing will held
                                                                          at the Lagarto VFD annual                                                weekly to work on craft items;
an external drive, so I thought.     board member or firefighter,                                             LAGARTO – May 12 – Our
    About 24 hours later, with       take a moment to thank that          Christmas party to be held on
                                                                                                              Mother’s Day Raffle went well
half those hours spent in the        person for helping to provide        December 8. For the winner,
                                                                                                              and the drawing gave up the
                                     this essential service to our        bean cookers, burners and
front of the computer, I had all                                                                              following winners: Joyce Sat-
                                                                          other finish items will be added
my essential programs up and         community.                                                               tler of Lagarto took home the
                                                                          and can be arranged according
running on the new drive.                 Also, please note in the                                            Fashion Purse; Sharon Tonne
                                                                          to the winner’s desires. What’s
However, when I went to the          events column that West Shore                                            of Lagarto won the Hand-
                                                                          more is that there will be a 2nd
external drive to retrieve my        Baptist Church is sponsoring a                                           Crafted Necklace. The Hand-
                                                                          place winner. That prize is a
data (including all past copies      free health fair that includes                                           Crafted Afghan was won by
                                                                          Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun. A
of the Lake & Country shopper        gun safety, fire safety, free food                                       Regina Eichler of Pernitas
                                                                          third place prize is a day on the
                                                                                                              Point; the Cosmetics were won
and about a ten-year collection      and door prizes in addition to       lake.
                                                                                                              by Maria Garcia of Orange
of recipes all my writings), I       the health care information and         Mark your calendar now for
                                                                                                              Grove; and, the 534 Club Gift
found that for some unknown          screenings. This is a commu-         September 3 for the big LVFD
                                                                                                              Certificate, dinner-for-two, was
reason, all the data I cared         nity-wide event and free for         annual fund-raising event at
                                                                                                              won by Lee Smith of Lagarto.
about or needed was gone!            everyone. See events column          Grunt’s Cantina. BBQ plates
                                                                                                                   Traditionally, at our May
                                     for more details.                    will be sold, and there will be                                           Orange Grove High School (l. to r.) Student Counselor, Ann
This was crying time. For a                                                                                   meeting our members are in-
                                                                          dancing and an auction. If you                                           Leal; Rianna Long; Rianna's Mother, Katarina Garcia; Student
brief moment it felt like the end       Meanwhile, I hope everyone                                            troduced to the annual scholar-
                                                                          have auction items to donate,                                                              Counselor, Sandy Clark
of the line for this paper and the   is enjoying the beautiful spring                                         ship winners and this year we
                                                                          contact a board member. Al-                                                     (Rianna and Mrs. Garcia live in Pernitas Point.)
end of the line for all my cook-     weather as much as I am and I                                            were delighted to award two
                                                                          ready there are rumors of per-
ing secrets. I was prepared to       hope all the vegetable gardens                                           students for their individual
completely change my life,           are doing well.
                                                                          haps one of those nice
                                                                          handmade fire pits or BBQ
                                                                                                              achievements. From George
                                                                                                              West we had Naomi Yarbrough
                                                                                                                                                     Submission Reminders
maybe even do something des-                                              grills.                                                                    1) All ad copy and changes        need to say and have ab-
                                                                                                              who told us that she plans to
perate like get a job (not re-       Yours truly,                           For all who live in the LVFD                                           to ad copy (except real estate      solutely no way to send it by e-
                                                                                                              study at Del Mar College and
ally).                               Penny Peavy                          service area, please pay your                                            display ad copy) is due by the      mail, go ahead and send it by
                                                                                                              has her hopes set on becoming
    When I had the new hard          Editor/Publisher                     dues. Send $25 to LVFD, 175                                              20th of the month preceding         snail mail, and if we think it
                                                                                                              a Registered Nurse. Rianna
drive installed, I asked the tech    361-547-9062                         FM 3162, Sandia, TX, 78383.                                              publication.                        worthy and have time to type
                                                                                                              Long was the recipient from
to return the old sick drive. He         Lagarto VFD services are pro-                                              2) Real estate sales persons      it, we will print it. All letters to
                                                                                                              Orange Grove. Rianna will at-
                                                                          viding entirely by volunteers,                                           are notified on monthly basis       editor must include your real
                                                                                                              tend Texas Lutheran University
                                                                          but it costs money to keep up                                            when their deadline will be, as     name and a general idea of
            From the Bible (NIV):                                                                             in Seguin, studying for a major
                                                                          the equipment and building.                                              we attempt to allow for last        where you live, i.e., Lagarto,
  Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things                                                                 in kinesiology and a minor in
                                                                                                                                                   minute listings. Typically the      Pernitas Point, Corpus Christi.
 God works for the good of those who love him,                               Friends of                       special education.
                                                                                                                   Hostesses for this month
                                                                                                                                                   deadline is around the 25th.        Although we will not print you
 who have been called according to his purpose.”                                                                                                       3) Payment for all ads is       phone number, you must pro-
                                                                           Swinney Swith                      were our two Connies: Connie
                                                                                                                                                   due by the 20th of the month        vide us your phone number in
                                                                                                              Castanon and Connie Reardon.
 The Lake & Country Shopper, an independent newspaper, is pub-
 lished monthly. Distributed for free to consumers around Lake ,
                                                                               VFD                             Their decorations were nicely
                                                                                                                                                   preceding publication.
                                                                                                                                                      4) Classified ads are free for
                                                                                                                                                                                       case we need to call you about
                                                                                                              done and the “bring a dish”                                              your letter.
 including Corpus Christi, in Mathis, Orange Grove, Swinney               by Shirley Bradley
                                                                                                                                                   individuals selling one or more        7) Events Column: Send us
 Switch, George West, Pernitas Point, Lagarto, Calallen, Sinton, An-         Friends of SSVFD have set        luncheon was a real treat. Of
 naville, Alice and other south Texas locations.                                                                                                   items or having a garage sale       the information as soon as you
                                                                          the date for our next Ice Cream     course, our awardees ate with
 Mailing Address: 111 Pack Trail, Sandia, Texas, 78383                                                                                             IF the ad is sent to us by e-       know the date of your event.
                                                                          Social. It is always a huge suc-    us along with several other
 PHONE HOURS: 9:00 - 5:00, M-F, 361-547-9062                                                                                                       mail. If you send by regular        Events column is free.
 OFFICE HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY                                        cess and we have such a good        guests.
                                                                                                                                                   mail, send a check for $10              8) Community Organiza-
  E-mail:                                                                 time. This year the date will be        Our speaker for this May
 Letters:                                                                                                             along with your ad copy.            tion News articles are due by
                                                                          July 23rd so mark your calen-       meeting was Ty Sparks, Super-
 Advertising:                                                                                                           5) All photos presented for      20th of month preceding pub-
                                                                          dars. The hours will be from        intendent, George West Inde-
 Deadline for payments and copy for ads, 20th of month preceding                                                                                   publication must be in .JPG         lication and are free.
 publication.                                                             5-8 PM. All the ice cream will      pendent School District, who
                                                                                                                                                   format and must be sent unre-
 Deadline for classifieds & real estate: 24th of month preceding pub-     be home made and this year we       talked to us about the proposed
 lication.                                                                                                                                         touched.                            Thanks for your support and
                                                                          are offering a low fat sugar-       new high school and the bond
 Subscriptions by 1st class mail: $42 per year                                                                                                       6) Letters to the editor need     thanks for your consideration.
                                                                          free vanilla for those who have     election and encouraged us to
 Subscriptions by e-mail in PDF format: $24 per year                                                                                               to be sent by e-mail. If you
 Copyright: Penny Peavy dba The Lake Country Shopper                      health issues. Included will be     vote on May 14th. His presen-
                                                                                                                                                   have something you really           The Lake & Country Shopper
                                                                          brownies or peach cobbler and       tation was enlightening and
June 2011                                                                                         The Lake & Country Shopper - 3

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                                                    Here’s the “big bad boy”
                                                    BBQ being raffled by the
                                                    Lagarto Volunteer Fire De-
                                                    partment. It is very “heavy
                                                    duty” and includes added
                                                    bean cookers, burners, etc.
                                                    This handmade pit was do-
                                                    nated by Copano Energy and
                                                    the Robert Ellis family.
                                                    Raffle tickets are $20 each
                                                    and available from any LVFD
                                                    board member or firefighter
                                                    as well as at various busi-
                                                    nesses on the west side of
                                                    Lake Corpus Christi (LVFD
                                                    service area).

   Photo of BBQ Pit to be Raffled by LVFD

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                                                                     Septic Systems & Aerobic
                                                                  • Pumping Septic Tanks & Grease
                                                                  • Ditching and Backhoe Service
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       All Major Credit Cards Accepted

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June 2011                                                                                                                                                                    The Lake & Country Shopper - 4

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                                      they care nothing other than        most folks haven’t heard about                                                                              caroling group. We would meet
                                      the paycheck, complements           yet:                               How do you begin protecting
 What’s Wrong                         utltimately of the taxpayer. The                                       yourself and your loved ones?
                                                                                                                                                                                      often for a few weeks and then
                                                                                                                                                                                      go Christmas caroling all
                                      government also may use these       There are security & privacy To really win this one we’re ul-            From the Far                       around the neighborhood. It
  With This                           temporary workers to “boost”        concerns: a top cybersecurity timately going to have to build                                               was great fun, and everyone
                                      the unemployment figures.           firm recently tested 5 different strong collective resistance,
                                                                          brands of smart meters for vul- beginning with a smart meter
                                                                                                                                                    West Side                         participated. There were no
   Picture?                               When the aforementioned
                                      April article appeared in this      nerabilities, and found that boycott that utilizes the power                   by Farris West
                                                                                                                                                                                      adults involved. Then one year
                                                                                                                                                                                      a new family moved into the
       by Penny Peavy                 publication, our concern was        they all could be EASILY of everyday folks joining to-                                                      neighborhood who had a
                                      the potential for abuse of the      hacked into, allowing someone gether in large numbers and                                                   daughter my age. They were
                                      entire “smart grid” system, the     to remotely shut down your fighting back! PG&E origi-                                                       Catholics, but no one made any
                                      profits to be made by huge cor-     power, inflate your bills, tell if nally said they would install                                            big issue of that. In fact I was
   AEP’s Thugs                        porations with highly paid lob-     you're out-of-town (making you the smart meters immediately                                                 interested in knowing someone
   Make A Visit                       byists, the use of stimulus         a target for burglary), commit whether you agree or not; but,              Why                              who attended private school. I
                                      money to promote and imple-         identity theft, or even bring as more customers began to re-                                                invited her to join in the Christ-
                                      ment it and the opportunities       down the whole electricity grid. sist, they started backpedaling       Multiculturism                       mas caroling. She said her
    While Gwen takes a vaca-          for abuse by “big brother.”         (For more details, see link)       and said "you can get a short
                                                                                                                                                                                      mother would let us practice at
tion, I am doing this column             When I went to the internet                                         delay". They ALSO had threat-        Always Fails                        their house. That seemed great.
this month.                           to research again the entire        There also are safety issues, ened that, if you absolutely re-                                              Since our original leader had
    First, I refer you to the arti-   issue, I found much new mate-       like known cases of the smart fused the meters, they’d shut                                                 by now graduated from high
cle from the April 2011 issue of      rial, and this time most of it      meter failing and starting a off your power; but now                                                        school, as the next oldest it was
The Lake & Country Shopper,           was aimed toward health issues      fire, or exploding. Also, in a re- they’re saying "well, ok, we’ll          If you are old enough to        agreed to become the new
entitled “Big Brother is Defi-        caused by smart meters. This        cent official filing PG&E con- estimate your usage instead,            have grown up in the fifties or      leader. When we went to the
nitely Here,” by Farris West. If      was a huge surprise, as I had       firmed that its smart meters except for the 2 times a year             sixties, think back to your          newcomer’s house to practice,
you no longer have a copy of          honestly never even thought         can damage customers' sensi- that we come out to read your             childhood for moment. No             it became apparent that this
that issue, I will leave it online    about health issues. Granted,       tive electronics. And the new meters". (Well, that beats the           doubt there were other children      girl’s mother planned to take
during June so that you may           the health issues may only          meter is effectively a remote hell out of having our families          in your neighborhood and you         over our choir and become its
download it.                          apply to certain people, but        control device in charge of and our pets constantly irradi-            all played together, usually         leader. She wanted to play the
   On May 17, a man appeared          there are too many reports out      your house or business, allow- ated, and our homes more vul-           without adult supervision. You       piano during our rehearsals,
in my breezeway. I was in my          there in “cyberspace” about         ing PG&E the option of unilat- nerable to break-ins.) If only          were essentially “the gang” of       even though we always sang a
garage working on a project           health issues to simply ignore      erally rationing or cutting one household had boycotted                kids who lived on such-and-          capella. When I realized she
and was warned by “Miss               them, especially since most of      power to a property when the their meters, it would have               such street. When a new kid ar-      felt she should usurp my posi-
Daisy” that a stranger ap-            the complaints seem to come         corporation deems it useful for been easy for PG&E to make a           rived in the neighborhood,           tion, I explained to her that this
proached. He said he was here         from California, a known bas-       THEIR purpose.                     horrible example of them by         perhaps from another town or         was a “just us kids” group that
to install a new electric meter. I    tion of “grreenies,” and from                                          shutting off their power. But the   even another state, if the kid       had never had any adults in-
asked him if the meter he was         Australia. What do California       But by far the most dangerous corporation will not do that to          wanted to be part of the gang,       volved and that we really did
holding in his hand was a             and Australia have in com-          aspect is the way these wireless hundreds or thousands of their        he or she had to adopt the un-       not need her. This was my po-
“smart meter,” and he went on         mon? Both have had smart me-        meters put our health at risk! customers, because the bad              spoken rules of the gang or else     lite way to tell her to “get lost.”
and on in sort of a rant that I       ters for a year or more.            This kind of microwave pulsing publicity would be too costly!          be isolated from the other chil-     When the caroling night ar-
didn’t even pertain to what I           Below are reprints of internet    works differently than more- And it’s not clear they even              dren or “excluded from the           rived, sure enough, she joined
wanted to know. Wanting to            articles on smart meters:           continuous cell phone radia- have the legal authority to shut          gang.” When excluded, this           us, uninvited, and proceeded
ask him a very important ques-                                            tion, and it’s much more off power under those circum-                 newcomer misses out on the           with her takeover. She essen-
tion, I asked him to stop talking     from:                               dangerous. Many scientific stances.                                    cookies and Kool-aid offered         tially threatened our culture
and listen several times, yet he      http://www.teensturning-            studies have verified that this        Next, because the meters        by a mother and the social con-      and refused to just let her
kept on with what I guess must         type particularly affects the      bounce the signals from house       tact with the other children.        daughter participate just as one
have been a memorized speech          no-to-smart-meters.html             brain, nervous system and hor- to house, just retaining your               In my own childhood, for         of us, a bunch of kids singing
of some sort. I finally told him      [pertains to PG&E and Cali-         mones, disrupting the function- own old meter isn’t sufficient.        example, the oldest participant      Christmas carols for our neigh-
to shut up, that I was the cus-       fornia, but think applicabil-       ing of many body systems and So, in parts of Oakland, folks            in play on any given day was         bors. This resulted in the end
tomer and that he had better lis-     ity to AEP and Texas]               causing very serious leakage of have been talking to their             the “leader” that day. The           of our Christmas caroling
ten. I was angry. He thought it                                           our blood-brain barrier, and neighbors and getting them to             youngest children were auto-         group and the permanent ex-
had to do with calling me “sir,”      Say No to                           that low-power broadcasts also object to the meters;                   matically included but given         clusion of her daughter from
but I pointed to the meter and                                            (such as from these meters) are they’re calling these neighbor-        “special rules” so that they         “our gang” and an exclusion of
told him that the meter was           Smart Meters!                       even more damaging than hoods "smart meter free                        would feel a part of whatever        that family from neighborhood
what angered me. When he fi-                                              higher-power ones. Typical zones".                                     game we were playing that            social events.
nally quit blabbering, I asked:       WHY SMART METERS ARE                acute symptoms include mi-                                             day. We played some pretty              In primitive societies, people
“If you do not install this meter,    DANGEROUS, AND WHAT                 graine headaches, insomnia,                                            rough games, such as hardball        gathered and lived in tribes.
does it mean I will be cut off as     YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT               exhaustion, forgetfulness and                                          and tackle football. There was       Each tribe had its own customs
an electric customer?” He said,       YOUR FAMILY’S HEALTH!               confusion, tinnitus, tingling,                                         an “unspoken” rule that the          and rules, spoken and unspo-
“Yes.” This amounted to a                                                 nausea and vomiting, constant                                          boys would not be too rough in       ken. If strangers approached,
threat! It was “Either you do           PG&E is installing its wire-      thirst, heart palpitations and                                         tackling the smaller boys or the     they had to assimilate into the
what AEP wants, or else!”             less "smart meters" (replacing      increased blood pressure, lim-                                         girls. In baseball, sometimes        culture of the host tribe, leave
     Meanwhile, my dog, who           our existing electric and gas       bic system disturbances such                                           the youngest children were al-
can be pretty threatening in ap-      meters) at every single home,       as severe depression or anxiety     “All change is                     lowed to have a pinch hitter.
                                                                                                                                                                                      or perhaps to be killed or held
                                                                                                                                                                                      hostage. Wars were fought
                                      business, school, medical
pearance to a stranger, kept
barking. (I thought, “Good            clinic, etc, in the Bay Area &
                                                                          or crying jags, etc.--and a gen-
                                                                          eral reduction from prior levels
                                                                                                               not growth,                       The newcomer would have to
                                                                                                                                                 observe the other kids and
                                                                                                                                                                                      chiefly over territory, not over
                                                                                                                                                                                      cultural differences. Any given
Girl!) I told the man to come on      elsewhere. It's important that
                                      you read this and take personal
                                                                          of functionality. For some, the          as all                        adapt to the rules in order to fit   tribe fought essentially, how-
inside the gate, that I would put                                         nervous and endocrine systems                                          in. Once accepted by the other       ever, to protect its culture, and
the dog in the house. He replied      action ASAP, & also spread the      go into hyper-arousal (as with      movement is                        kids, then, and only then,           the land where they lived was
that he refused to install the        word as widely as possible.         severe stress), ultimately lead-                                       might he have an opportunity
meter. I asked “Are you afraid                                            ing to the collapse known as        not forward.”                      to suggest new games or make
                                                                                                                                                                                      part and parcel of that culture.
                                                                                                                                                                                           There is a very old and
of my dog?” He said he was,           The meters transmit pulses of       "burnout". Careful scientific           --Ellen Glasgow                changes in the existing games.       mostly true saying, “Birds of a
and I asked Jenell to put the         microwave energy roughly            research has proven that cumu-                                              Sometimes a newcomer            feather flock together.” This
dog in the house. He turned to        every minute, around the clock,     lative exposure to this type of                                        could ruin things for the rest of    seems to be true in the nature
leave. I called after him and         and even repeat the signals         radiation also causes more and                                         us. As a young teen, the oldest      of mankind. In many colleges
said that he could come on in         from neighboring meters in          more DNA breaks, which—if                                              girl in the neighborhood in-
and do his dirty work. He said        what’s called a "mesh net-          experienced            frequently                                      vited all the kids to her house      See “Multi”
he only had fifteen minutes. I        work"; and PG&E is also in-         enough—have the potential to                                           one day to form a Christmas          Continued on Page 9
replied that he had already           stalling additional antennas        be a factor in ultimately caus-
wasted five of them arguing           outside on our light and power      ing cancer. Our risk of devel-
with me with his memorized            poles. PG&E’s official line is      oping serious symptoms (often
script and I begged him to
come install the &%#* thing.
He left I think he was more
                                      that no customer is allowed to
                                      opt out of receiving its wireless
                                      meters. This entire system is
                                                                          referred to as "electrical sensi-
                                                                          tivity") increases the longer our
                                                                          chronic exposure to this radia-
                                                                                                                  DON'T WAIT 28 DAYS!!!
                                      creating a looming public
afraid of me than the dog.
Good riddance!                        health disaster for our families
                                                                          tion continues—and, with the
                                                                          smart meter system fully in                    ALL New Releases
    I was very happy about the        and our communities.                place, there will be no place to
smart meter not being installed
                                      Though safer technologies are
                                                                          escape it night or day. Chil-
                                                                          dren, pregnant women, the eld-
                                                                                                                      are available from your
but unhappy at the prospect of
another thug coming back at a
later date to install one against
                                      readily available to create a
                                      smart grid, this one’s a sweet
                                                                          erly,      and     those
                                                                          pre-existing health problems
                                                                                                                Local, Independent Video Rental at
my will. I began to do further        financial deal for PG&E. We         are particularly vulnerable.
research about “gridsmart,”           customers pay all the costs, al-
“smart grid” and “smart me-           ready $2.2 billion (roughly         The transmitting smart meters
ters.” The man was not from           $250 per meter) bringing            also typically add additional
AEP. He was from a business I         PG&E an immediate profit of         high frequencies directly onto
would guess to be a sub-con-          $300+ million. And they create      home and building wiring. This
tractor of AEP. I think the name      opportunities for PG&E to           additional high-frequency load
SCOPE was on his truck. He            soon create even more corpo-        is then re-radiated throughout
never introduced himself,             rate profit at our expense.         the interior space. Scientific
never said who was with.              PG&E makes phony green-             studies are finding that such
  Upon research I found that, at      washing claims about the me-        high frequencies on building
least in California, the installers   ters encouraging conservation,      wiring are related to a host of
are temporary employees of            but (when you factor in the         health problems, similar to
sub-contractors, paid for by          extra energy needed to broad-       those described above. The
stimulus money, with no nec-          cast all these pulses night and     Precautionary      Principle—                                           201 E. San Patricio
essary background in electrical       day), the program will actually     which says "Better safe than                                              Mathis, Texas
connections or electronics.           likely cause a net increase in      sorry"--is official policy in                                             361-547-3932
After one or two weeks of             our overall carbon footprint.       parts of the Bay Area; "better
training, they are sent out to in-    And the meters aren’t bi-direc-     safe than sorry" should mean
stall smart meters. They are          tional, so they can’t be used for   no wireless meters until it’s                                Blu-Ray, DVDs and Game Rentals
paid per installation, and if they    net metering for folks who have     been independently proven that
                                      their own rooftop solar instal-     long-term exposure to them is
spend fifteen minutes or less on
each installation, they get a         lations. By now almost every-
                                      one’s heard about the meters’
                                                                          safe.                                                    Computer Services
bonus. They will get “laid off”
if they spend too much time           over-billing problems (more         PROTECTING YOURSELF                                                 Repairs, Upgrades
with the customer, such as ex-        than 50,000 inaccurate meters       FROM SMART METERS                                                 We make House Calls
plaining what they are going to       to date) that PG&E’s finally        THROUGH AN EVER-GROW-                                        Classes for Windows, MS Works,
do. In fact, it appears they are      being forced to begin acknowl-      ING BOYCOTT--PERSONAL,                                            Word, Excel, Internet
just out-of-work people getting       edging. But the meters have         NEIGHBORHOOD, COMMU-
                                      other major liabilities that
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a temporary job about which                                               NITY, AND MORE
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                                          as’Nutra Sweet,’ ‘Equal,’ and
    “Dr. Quack”                           ‘Spoonful.’
                                             In the keynote address by the                 Smolik’s
       A health opinion column            EPA, it was announced that in
  by Jenell Redding, DCT, (P), ND
   The information or opinions pro-
vided herein should not be used for di-
                                          the United States in 2001 there
                                          is an epidemic of multiple scle-
agnosis or treatment of any medical       rosis and systemic lupus. It was
condition. A licensed physician should    difficult to determine exactly
be consulted for diagnosis and treat-
                                          what toxin was causing this to
                                                                                  • BBQ brisket • Sausage • Pork Ribs
ment of any and all medical condi-
tions.                                    be rampant. I stood up and said               • Chicken • Plate Lunches
                                          that I was there to lecture on                       • Sandwiches
   Aspartame,                             exactly that subject.
                                               I will explain why Aspar-          • Chef’s Choice Hand-Cut Ribeye &
     Sweet                                tame is so dangerous: When                       Sirloin Cooked to Order
    Poison…                               the temperature of this sweet-
                                          ener exceeds 86 degrees F, the              • Family Packs • Hamburgers
  A Must Read!                            wood alcohol in ASPARTAME                  • Chicken Fried Steak • Catfish
                                          converts to formaldehyde and
                                          then to formic acid, which in
http://www.mygoodtoknowinfo.              turn causes metabolic acidosis.
                                          Formic acid is the poison             Mon. 9-2 , Tues-Thurs 9-7 Fri & Sat 9-8
                                          found in the sting of fire ants.           ...Dine in or drive through ...
    In October of 2001, my sis-           The methanol toxicity mimics,
ter started getting very sick She         among other conditions, multi-
                                                                                    Downtown Mathis 547-5494
had stomach spasms and she                ple sclerosis and systemic
was having a hard time getting
around. Walking was a major
                                             Many people were being di-                                                                                        SIG Live Oak
chore. It took everything she             agnosed in error. Although
had just to get out of bed; she
was in so much pain.
                                          multiple sclerosis is not a death
                                          sentence, Methanol toxicity is!
   By March 2002, she had un-             Systemic lupus has become al-
dergone several tissue and                most as rampant as multiple
muscle biopsies and was on 24                                                                                                                           “Growing Relationships-
                                          sclerosis, especially with Diet
various prescription medica-              Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.                                                                                  one client at a time!”
tions. The doctors could not de-          The victim usually does not
termine what was wrong with               know that the Aspartame is the
her. She was in so much pain,             culprit. He or she continues its                                                                                           !Orange Grove !
and so sick she just knew she             use; irritating the lupus to such                                                                                (361) 384-9240….203 Cnty. Rd. 351 S.
was dying.                                a degree that it may become a
    She put her house, bank ac-           life-threatening condition. We                                                                                             !George West !
counts, life insurance, etc., in          have seen patients with sys-
her oldest daughter’s name, and
                                                                                                                                                            (361) 449-1733….200 Bowie, Ste. A
                                          temic lupus become asymp-
made sure that her younger                totic, once taken off diet sodas.
children were to be taken care                In cases of those diagnosed                                                                                            !Three Rivers !
of.                                       with Multiple Sclerosis, most                                                                                     (361) 786-2533….115 W. Alexander
      She also wanted her last            of the symptoms disappear.
hooray, so she planned a trip to          We’ve seen many cases where                                                                                     
Florida (basically in a wheel-            vision loss re- turned and hear-
chair) for March 22nd.                    ing loss improved markedly.
   On March 19, I called her to                                                stated in his lectures that once          There are many different
                                          This also applies to cases of
ask how her most recent tests                                                  free of the ‘diet products’ and      case histories to relate of chil-
went, and she said they didn’t
                                          tinnitus and fibromyalgia. Dur-
                                          ing a lecture, I said, ‘If you are
                                                                               with no significant increase in      dren suffering grand mal                                   Live Oak Title
                                                                               exercise; his patients lost an av-   seizures and other neurological
find anything on the test, but
they believe she had MS. I re-
                                          using ASPARTAME (Nutra
                                                                               erage of 19 pounds over a trial      disturbances talking about a
                                          Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc)
called an article a friend of             and you suffer from fibromyal-
                                                                                 Aspartame is especially dan-
                                                                                                                    plague of neurological diseases                            and Abstract
mine e-mailed to me and I                 gia symptoms, spasms, shoot-                                              directly caused by the use of
asked my sister if she drank              ing, pains, numbness in your
                                                                               gerous for diabetics. We found       this deadly poison.’                                           Plant
diet soda? She told me that she                                                that some physicians, who be-              Herein lies the problem:
                                          legs, Cramps, Vertigo, Dizzi-
did. As a matter of fact, she was                                              lieved that they had a patient       There were Congressional
                                          ness, Headaches, Tinnitus,                                                                                       P. O. Drawer 578 • 300 Houston
getting ready to crack one open                                                with retinopathy, in fact, had       Hearings when Aspartame was
                                          Joint pain, Unexplainable de-
that moment.                              pression, anxiety attacks,
                                                                               symptoms caused by Aspar-            included in 100 different prod-        George West, TX 78022
    I told her not to open it, and                                             tame. The Aspartame drives the       ucts and strong ob-jection was
                                          slurred speech, blurred vision,
to stop drinking the diet soda! I         or memory loss you probably
                                                                               blood sugar out of control.          made concerning its use. Since                 361-449-1415
e-mailed her an article my                                                     Thus diabetics may suffer acute      this initial hearing, there have
friend, a lawyer, had sent. My
                                          have ASPARTAME poison-
                                                                               memory loss due to the fact          been two subsequent hearings,
                                                                                                                                                                 361-449-2488 FAX
                                          ing!’ People were jumping up
sister called me within 32 hours          during the lecture saying,’I
                                                                               that aspartic acid and pheny-        and still nothing has been done.               • Title Insurance
after our phone conversation                                                   lalanine are NEUROTOXIC              The drug and chemical lobbies
                                          have some of these symptoms.
                                                                               when taken without the other
                                                                                                                                                                 • Title/Lien Searches
and told me she had stopped               Is it reversible?’ Yes!                                                   have very deep pockets.
drinking the diet soda AND she                                                 amino acids necessary for a                  Sadly, MONSANTO’S
                                               STOP drinking diet sodas
could walk! The muscle                    and be alert for Aspartame on
                                                                               good balance.                        patent on Aspartame has EX-                       Landmen
                                                                                  Treating diabetes is all about    PIRED! There are now over
spasms went away. She said
she didn’t feel 100% but, she
                                          food labels! Many products are
                                          fortified with it! This is a seri-
                                                                               BALANCE. Especially with             5,000 products on the market                      Welcome
sure felt a lot better.                                                        diabetics, the Aspartame passes      that contain this deadly chemi-
                                          ous problem. Dr. Espart (one of
   She told me she was going to                                                the blood/brain barrier and it       cal and there will be thousands
                                          my speakers) remarked that so
her doctor with this article and                                               then deteriorates the neurons of     more introduced. Everybody
                                          many people seem to be symp-
would call me when she got                                                     the brain; causing various lev-      wants a ‘piece of the Aspar-
                                          tomatic for MS and during his
home. Well, she called me, and                                                 els of brain damage, Seizures,       tame pie.’
                                          recent visit to a hospice; a
said her doctor was amazed!                                                    Depression, Manic depression,             I assure you that MON-
                                          nurse stated that six of her
He is going to call all of his MS                                              Panic attacks, Uncontrollable        SANTO, the creator of Aspar-
                                          friends, who were heavy Diet
patients to find out if they con-                                              anger and rage. Consumption          tame, knows how deadly it is.
                                          Coke addicts, had all been di-
sumed artificial sweeteners of                                                 of Aspartame causes these            And isn’t it ironic that MON-
                                          agnosed with MS. This is be-
any kind. In a nutshell, she was                                               same symptoms in non-diabet-         SANTO funds, among others,
                                          yond coincidence!
being poisoned by the Aspar-                                                   ics as well. Documentation and       the American Diabetes Associ-
                                                Diet soda is NOT a diet
tame in the diet soda.. and lit-                                               observation also reveal that         ation, the American Dietetic
                                          product! It is a chemically al-
erally dying a slow and                                                        thousands of children diag-          Association and the Confer-
                                          tered, multiple SODIUM (salt)
miserable death.                          and ASPARTAME containing
                                                                               nosed with ADD and ADHD              ence of the American College                        HOURS:
      When she got to Florida                                                  have had complete turnarounds        of Physicians?
                                          product that actually makes
March 22, all she had to take             you crave carbohydrates.
                                                                               in their behavior when these             This has been recently ex-                 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
was one pill, and that was a pill                                              chemicals have been removed          posed in the New York Times.
                                          It is far more likely to make
                                                                               from their diet.
                                                                                                                                                                   Monday - Friday
for the Aspartame poisoning!              you GAIN weight! These prod-                                              These [organizations] cannot
She is well on her way to a                                                        So called ‘behavior modifi-      criticize any additives or con-
                                          ucts also contain formalde-
                                                                               cation prescription drugs’ (Ri-      vey their link to MONSANTO
complete recovery. And she is             hyde, which stores in the fat                                                                                          9:00 am - 12:00 noon
walking! No wheelchair! This                                                   talin and others) are no longer      because they take money from
                                          cells, particularly in the hips
article saved her life.                   and thighs. Formaldehyde is an
                                                                               needed.Truth be told, they were      the food industry and are re-                      Saturday
   If it says ‘SUGAR FREE’ on                                                  never NEEDED in the first            quired to endorse their prod-
                                          absolute toxin and is used pri-                                                                               Closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 weekdays.
the label; DO NOT EVEN                                                         place! Most of these children        ucts.      Senator      Howard
                                          marily to preserve ’tissue spec-
THINK ABOUT IT! I have                                                         were being ‘poisoned’ on a           Metzenbaum wrote and pre-
spent several days lecturing at                                                daily basis with the very foods      sented a bill that would require
                                             Many products we use every
the WORLD ENVIRONMEN-                                                          that were ‘better for them than      label warnings on products
                                          day contain this chemical but
TAL CONFERENCE on ‘AS-                                                         sugar.’                              containing Aspartame, espe-
                                          we SHOULD NOT store it IN
PARTAME,’               marketed                                                   It is also suspected that the    cially regarding pregnant
                                          our body! Dr. H. J. Roberts
                                                                               Aspartame in thousands of pal-       women, children and infants.
                                                                               lets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi        The bill would also institute
                     BLUMBERG                                                  consumed by men and women            independent studies on the
                                                                               fighting in the Gulf War, may        known dangers and the prob-
                  BACKHOE SERVICE                                              be partially to blame for the        lems existing in the general
                                                                               well-known Gulf War Syn-             population regarding seizures,
         ROAD BUILDING -- DIRT WORK                                            drome.                               changes in brain chemistry,
          ANY KIND OF EXCAVATION                                                   Creative Commons License         neurological changes and be-
       SITE & SEPTIC SYSTEM LICENSES                                           photo credit: Steve Snodgrass        havioral symptoms. The bill
                                                                               Sugar DishDr. Roberts warns          was killed.
                           Free Estimate!                                      that it can cause birth defects,       It is known that the powerful
                                                                               i.e. mental retardation, if taken    drug and chemical lobbies are
     RICHARD BLUMBERG                             (361) 547-6319               at the time of conception and        responsible for this, letting
                                                                               during early pregnancy. Chil-        loose the hounds of disease and
                                                                               dren are especially at risk for      death on an unsuspecting and
                                                                               neurological disorders and           uninformed public. Well,
                                                                               should NEVER be given artifi-        you’re informed now!
                                                                               cial sweeteners.

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                                 does; let me hear but one song    a part of the road where the
      Aesop’s                    from you that I may greet you     wheels sank half-way into the
                                 as the Queen of Birds." The       mire, and the more the horses
      Fables                     Crow lifted up her head and
                                 began to caw her best, but the
                                                                   pulled, the deeper sank the
                                                                   wheels. So the Waggoner
                                 moment she opened her mouth       threw down his whip, and knelt
                                 the piece of cheese fell to the   down and prayed to Hercules
   The Fox and                   ground, only to be snapped up     the Strong. "O Hercules, help
                                                                   me in this my hour of distress,"
                                 by Master Fox. "That will do,"
    the Crow                     said he. "That was all I          quoth he. But Hercules ap-
                                 wanted. In exchange for your      peared to him, and said:
                                 cheese I will give you a piece     "Tut, man, don't sprawl there.
 A Fox once saw a Crow fly off of advice for the future:           Get up and put your shoulder
with a piece of cheese in its "Do not trust flatterers."           to the wheel."
beak and settle on a branch of a
tree. "That's for me, as I am a                                    Moral: The gods help them
Fox," said Master Reynard, and      Hercules and                   that help themselves.
he walked up to the foot of the
tree.    "Good-day, Mistress       the Waggoner
Crow," he cried. "How well
you are looking to-day: how                                           The Jay and
glossy your feathers; how
bright your eye. I feel sure A Waggoner was once driving              the Peacock
your voice must surpass that of a heavy load along a very
other birds, just as your figure muddy way. At last he came to
                                                                   A Jay venturing into a yard
                    Sudoku Puzzle                                  where Peacocks used to walk,
                                                                   found there a number of feath-
     Fill the grid with numbers 1 to 9 so that every row,          ers which had fallen from the
     every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1-9,       Peacocks when they were
     without repeating any numbers.                                moulting. He tied them all to
                                                                   his tail and strutted down to-
                                                                   wards the Peacocks. When he
                                                                   came near them they soon dis-
                                                                   covered the cheat, and striding
                                                                   up to him pecked at him and
                                                                   plucked away his borrowed
                                                                                                         Western Auto / Ace Hardware
                                                                   plumes. So the Jay could do no
                                                                   better than go back to the other
                                                                   Jays, who had watched his be-         10605 Leopard
                                                                   haviour from a distance; but
                                                                   they were equally annoyed
                                                                   with him, and told him:
                                                                                                        ACROSS                     48. Infuriate               15. Any shape that is tri-
                                                                   "It is not only fine feathers that                                                          angular in cross section
                                                                                                                                   51. Discard
                                                                   make fine birds."
                                                                                                        1. Wings                   52. Wall hanging            21. Duo
                                                                                                        5. Throat-clearing sound   54. Go across               23. A jaunty rhythm
                                                                                                        9. Comes and ____          55. Recall the past         25. Pearly-shelled mussel
                                                                                                        13. Holds up               59. Impale                  27. Dogfish
                                                                                                        14. Short-horned goat      62. Once ____ a time        28. Indian corn
                                Crossword Puzzle                                                        antelope                   63. Robbed                  29. Needlefish
                                                                                                        16. Monster                65. Wild goat               31. Affording grounds
                                                                                                        17. Astrological transi-   66. No more than            for legal action
                                                                                                        tion point                 67. Anxious                 32. Violent disturbances
                                                                                                        18. Detect                 68. Sheltered, nautically   34. Back talk
                                                                                                        19. Bridle strap           69. Jury member             36. Tall woody plant
                                                                                                        20. Condescend             70. Whirl                   39. Not good
                                                                                                        22. Most lethal            71. Focusing glass          40. Colored part of an
                                                                                                        24. An elaborate Hawai-                                eye
                                                                                                        ian feast                  DOWN                        43. Coach
                                                                                                        26. A seal                                             44. Acquire deservedly
                                                                                                        27. Funny                  1. Circle fragments         46. Cobras
                                                                                                        30. Basement               2. Dolt                     47. Relating to space
                                                                                                        33. Cloth                  3. Salvation                49. Grain
                                                                                                        35. Implied                4. Choose and follow        50. A celebration of the
                                                                                                        37. Three in Roman nu-     ideas and policies          Resurrection
                                                                                                        merals                     5. Donkey                   53. British biscuit
                                                                                                        38. Small African ante-    6. Attention                55. Rear end
                                                                                                        lope                       7. Cousins of ospreys       56. Sword
                                                                                                        41. Crag                   8. Relating to Moses        57. "Encore!"
                                                                                                        42. An obsolete name for   9. Great ape                58. Consequence
                                                                                                        nitrogen                   10. Arch type               60. Avid
                                                                                                        45. Leech                  11. Goddess of discord      61. X X X X
                                                                                                                                   12. Dispatched              64. Moray

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 Isabelle’s Garden Tips

June 2011 Isabelle                      Remember to keep an even         moist and you will get some
                                     moisture on your pots and any       great dirt. Or if animals would
    “Isabelle, Isabelle quite con-   other thing you are growing         be a problem, buy one either
trary, how does your garden          your food in. Not too much          online or places like Sam’s
grow?” I keep asking myself.         water. Keep it humid mostly if      Wholesale. Mine was less than
Never have I had as good a gar-      possible. Never water while the     $40.00 and I do not want to be
den as I am having in my Grow        sun is overhead, because you        without it. Nothing gets into it,
Camp hot house. Wow! Every-          will be steaming your leaves in     not even raccoons!
thing grows except for my try        your garden. Not a good idea.           You still need to feed your
with radishes. It is amazing.           I am going to use manure tea     plants. So use things like fish
Also the pots are going gang-        to get nitrogen to my plants. I     emulsion, manure tea, your
busters with tomatoes coming         went and bought a bag of ma-        compost, and some organic
in bright red, juicy and what I      nure. When I got home, it was       food. Again look online for
remember a good tomato tastes        not pure manure. What the           some great buys. Or go to the
like. What a way to control          devil has he done with @%$!&        Co-op or maybe The Garden
what is going on with your           (manure). Gosh, used to you         Center located, just down the
food. Totally awesome. Use           could buy the good stuff and all    street at Hwy. 666 & Hwy. 624.
hothouses, pots, raised beds         was well. Like the plants I have    You must feed your plants. On
and just the ground; they all        purchased this season. Most of      the right is a photo of my patio
work.                                those were not any good. I          garden. I ruthlessly tossed the
     Now I want to buy trees so      would say it was me, but I          squash plant that didn’t make
next month I should have some        know better. They sure looked       squash.
information concerning Avo-          good on the shelves. Guess the         Thanks to those of you who
cado, Blueberry Bush(tree),          manufacturer wanted to get the      sent gardening information to
Lemon, and Chi. At this time I       plants out faster and used          me. So please keep it up. I re-
do not know when, where or           chemicals of some sort to make      ally appreciate your efforts. See
how to plant these trees. Nor,       them grow fast. Just like your-     you next month.
do I know if any is self-polli-      self, if you do not maintain a       Isabelle
nating but hope I do before I        steady level of nutrients, not
start my search for the trees. It    get some and gobble them up
may be late fall before I should     and all of a sudden starve to
plant, I just do not know. I         death because you didn’t main-
would appreciate anyone who          tain healthy levels of nutrients.
knows anything from how deep         Something akin to Diabetics. I
to plant, what to put in the         would have waited another
ground to help it grows, how to      week to get good healthy
treat it and when does it start      plants. Oh well, buy your own
making fruit . . . to let me in on   seeds (heirloom or non-treated)
it. Thanks, for helping me. This     and do your starter plants. We
will be our project, just you and    certainly learn from doing and
me!                                  we learn what not to, do right?
     The gourds have not made        I will grow my own plants and
little gourds yet. The zucchini      not complain next season.
did make blossoms but not                Now be certain you start a
fruit. But I think it was some-      compost pile. Literally just put
thing I did or did not do. Just      a few dead twigs and leaves in
not sure yet.                        a pile and water so that it stays

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                                                                         peeps thinks cats have rights,
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                                                                                                              Voila! All my toys were in one
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shortened to “peeps.” So, now
my “peeps,” (Mom and Little
                                     head cut off.) Little Mom
                                     cried. (And Mom was afraid I
                                     ,wonderful, sweet little me,
                                                                         to kill them. Hmmm. Mom
                                                                         says a person can legally shoot
                                                                         a someone who enters her
                                                                                                              by little I am remembering to
                                                                                                              take my toys all back to that
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Mom) feed and water some
some little “peeps” each day.
Now I’m having trouble keep-
                                     would hurt them?!)
                                        Every evening, the wild cats
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      Lulabelle’s                                                                                                                                 Its Your Life,
    Household Hints                                                                                                                               Your Money,
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                                                                                                              Directions:                           How big is the hole in your     you have the time to do an odd
                                                                              The Texas                                                          pocket? You know, the one that     job to maybe buy some new
                                                                                                                                                 used to hold your finances that    equipment or new outfit for
    Well you and I have made          special flavor. Dishes are done,
                                      dinner is cooking, and now you
                                                                             Country Chef                         1) Melt butter and oil in
                                                                                                             heavy large pan over medium-        you thought was under control.     your better half. You will use
our homes delightful. Yes, it                                                                                                                    Well, everyone has a bigger        your time and abilities to keep
has taken a lot of work on your       sit down for a break with some                                         low heat. Add garlic and Salsa
                                                                                                                                                 hole and is having pain. Now       your home/land running cor-
part. But again look around and       favorite drink and maybe a                                             Pequin (to taste). Try adding a
                                                                                                                                                 for those of you who think the     rectly. Then you have time to
                                      short nap.                             by Penny Peavy                  little at a time until you have
see what joy you have created                                                                                                                    rich have it made and should       be with your family. You can
                                         When you wake, up go out-                                           desired flavor and “hotness.”                                          teach them how to be re-
for you and your family. Last                                                                                                                    have to give up everything or
                                      side and clean your garage a                                              2) Sauté until fragrant, about                                      sourceful and how to be an in-
month you either started using                                                                                                                   at least 50% of what they have
                                      little bit at a time. You will find                                    1 minute.                           earned, maybe you need to re-      dependent individual and live
the car wax treatment for your
                                      out in about a month you will                                              3) Add swiss chard; stir to     alize you are part of the rich     free. Now you need to define
outside windows, or enjoyed
less work to have such clear          have a nice organized garage.            Chile Pequin                     4) Cover and cook until ten-
                                                                                                                                                 and you will have the same op-     for yourself what Freedom
and shining windows. Anyway,          (Especially if you have a twin                                                                             portunity to give and share        means to you. Do you want to
it has made your life a little eas-   sister, she will shout out where         and Greens                    der (stirring occasionally)         with the nonworker. In fact I      get on your knees to an entity
                                      is this or that, and you just                                          about 8 minutes.                    believe, we will be supporting     to survive or look up to God
ier in that area.
                                      smile and tell her! Yeah, you                                              5) Squeeze juice from 1/2       those who watch TV or maybe        for Freedom and survival? You
    So we will need to try and                                              Chile Pequin peppers grow lemon onto chard.                                                             need to make a choice. It is all
                                      know where everything is and                                                                               just sleep the day away waiting
keep up with debri that has                                                 wild all over south Texas, and I    6) Season to taste with salt.                                       up to you.
                                      she needs you finally. So I tell                                                                           for you, the worker to come
been flying around. You know                                                never have problems finding                                          home and cook dinner and will         If you are still reading this, I
that wind has been atrocious.         her every time. She is really a
                                                                            them in the Lake Corpus Greens and Pequin                            show up at your door for din-      think you made a great deci-
You have your own trash to            smart lady, but don’t tell her I
                                                                            Christi area. There is no dearth II                                  ner. Won’t that be fun? So,        sion. You are in control of your
pick up and then on top of that       said that. )                          of places of pick them, and un-                                                                         life right here, right now. You
                                                                                                                                                 please consider the conse-
the people who toss things out            The time is coming to start       less your property has been to- Ingredients:                         quences of you pushing to take     still need to use that yellow
of their automobiles give you         looking for new things to have        tally eradicated of wild plants,    Three slices bacon or pieces     that 50% from the so-called        table and write down some
more to pick up. Yes, in order        around your home, so you              more than likely you have a      of ham or fatback.                  rich. If I remember a quote it     new goals especially today you
to keep some curb appeal you          must prepare a shopping trip.         plant or two on your property.          Large bunch of collard       seems to go like this “Do unto     need a 2-year Goal for some
clear out the drainage ditch, and     Have you saved enough too re-             Having grown up in central greens, rinsed in sliced into 1-      others what you want done          very specific things. First I will
the plastic bags that somehow         ally splurge? If not, try going       Texas where there are no wild inch pieces (cut away any large        unto yourself.”. In other words    assume you have zero things
have draped themselves around         to the thrift stores and you will     chile pequins, discovering tough stems).                             think about what you are doing     and those of you who have
                                      be surprised at what you will         them here was something en-         Salsa Pequin                     before falling for the BS line     most or at least a little of these
the shrubbery and that will re-
                                      find that will look good at                                                                                that you would get any of the      things, start with what you
ally help your beatification.                                               tirely new to me. The first one     4 cups chicken broth or bul-
                                      your place. Maybe, stopping                                                                                50% taken from those who           have and draw a line through
Maybe they grow that way and                                                I tasted was quite hot, much lion.
                                      by the craft store will give you                                                                           have more than you do, be-         what you have then prioritize
that is where plastic bags come                                             hotter than a jalapeno. How-
                                                                                                                                                 cause the Power Elite will be      the remaining items to com-
from! It is a lot of work or fun      some ideas. Just be very cre-         ever, this year the pequins I Directions:
                                                                                                                                                 taking all of that 50% and then    plete in the next 24 months.
whatever way you look at it.          ative. You want to show your          picked were not very hot at all.
                                                                                                                                                 come after you and me. It re-      Get focused, do extra jobs if
But curb appeal will always           personality, not the neighbor’s       They looked like and tasted         Partially cook bacon in bot-     ally will work that way. Check     possible, do whatever is
make a great statement about          personality.                          like a tiny tomato. I have no tom of heavy saucepan or                                                  needed to become independ-
                                                                                                                                                 it out the only thing those
your home.                               Now do not forget your pets        idea what the difference is un- dutch oven.                          power grubbers want is for you     ent. So, start with getting a
     Each month if you use a          while shopping. I know they           less it is that I picked these       Add chicken broth. Add 2        to be a serf, both financially     piece of land, water well, sep-
water hose to spray down the          like the dirtiest, and trashiest      from an entirely different loca- Tbls. or more Salsa Pequin (to      and physically, then they will     tic. Buy a portable building
outdoor furniture, you will al-       toy they own. Do you really           tion. With that in mind, con-                                        delete any spirituality that you   and tie it down, then add the
ways be ready for the unex-           need to show it off for a visi-       sider the following recipe to be                                     have . . . Ha, Ha, Ha so they      utility’s, i.e.: electricity,
                                                                                                                  Bring to a boil, cover and
pected party or family who            tor? I know Miss Daisy has a          “taste before adding more pe-                                        say, and they have you under       propane/gas, and do not forget
                                                                                                             simmer for 45 or until tender.
                                      white plastic bone, a really          quins.” (I ended up using about                                      complete control. Just go          fencing and gates. Doing this
stops by to visit.
                                      nasty looking thing and she           a quarter cup of these “tomato”                                      ahead and get on your knees,       is a lot cheaper than getting
    Now if you have not made                                                                                 Pork and Eggs with
                                      will not let go of it. So when        pequins.                                                             cause you kicked GOD out           down on your knees to any
your perfect beverage to com-
                                      you cannot get rid of that ugly                                         Salsa Pequin                       and put them in. You did that      man!
plete your day with, do so now!
Go ahead and go inside and            bone or toy, just live with it.       Salsa Pequin                                                         by your personal choice.               If you have left over funds,
                                                                                                                                                 Please Think!                      name those funds for items like
mix it up. Also this is a good        What else can you do?                                                   This recipe works with al-
                                                                            Ingredients:                                                            Now on to discovering what      shovels, hoes, canning equip-
time to wash your dishes and               What to do for me is not a                                      most any kind of pork. I most         real wealth is for you and your    ment, chicken coops with
start your evening meal. Re-          problem. At this time of day                                         often use leftover slices of pork
                                                                            1 (12 oz.) can tomato sauce                                          family. This is simply my          chickens etc. Write down
member, make your evening             get out some of your favorite                                        tenderloin or leftover pulled                                            whatever you want and finish
                                                                            3 tbsp. minced onion                                                 thought on this wealth thing. If
time with your love ones en-          beverage and a great chair,                                          pork. You could also do this          you have the good fortune to       the project with your needs.
                                      preferably outdoors, and relax        1 tbsp. chile pequin (or more,
joyable for you. This is one of                                                                            with boneless chops, grilled or       have real dirt (land), water,         Remember no one knows if
                                      till your family gets home. If        to taste)
the easiest ways to have                                                                                   pan fried. Timing depends on          septic and some type of shelter    our USA dollar will be around
                                                                            1 tsp. minced garlic
tremendous meals without              you have cooked your dinner                                                                                are you dirt poor, or wealthy?     so spend it wisely now for your
                                                                            1 tbsp. sugar (or other sweet- whether you are cooking your
working yourself to death. Re-        and prepared your side dishes                                        pork from scratch or using left-      You have to make the decision.     future needs. You need many
ally!                                 you have it made. Enjoy your                                         overs.                                For me, you are a wealthy per-     things that I would not need,
                                                                            1 tsp. cumin                                                                                            because of my choices. So, be
You can use a crock pot for a         home and family. Good Luck!                                                                                son. You have food, clothing
                                                                            1 tsp. black pepper                                                                                     sure and think in the future as
roast with vegetables and some        Luv Ya,                                                                                                    and shelter. Now you can sell
                                                                            1 tsp. ground oregano             Ingredients:
                                      Lulabelle                                                                                                  some of your food, take care of    to what you will buy today.
of that favorite beverage for a
                                                                                                                                                 a neighbor when needed and         Manual tools may be a better
                                                                                                              For each serving:                                                     choice for you, but you need to
                                                                                                                                                 be close to your family. When
                                                                            Directions:                                                          you need money (cash or            make the best choice for your-
                                                                                                                Two or three slices of pork      whatever we use in the future)     self. May all our days be free.
                                                                            Place all ingredients in a stain- tenderloin, or 6 oz. pulled pork
                                                                            less steel saucepan. Simmer or one boneless pork chop.
                                                                            low heat for 1 hour. Yield: 3       1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
                                                                            cups.                               2 eggs
                                                                                                                1 Tbs. Salsa Pequin
                                                                            Greens and Pequin I Heaping Tbs. Sour Cream
                                                                                                                                                       “Discipline is the bridge
                                                                            Ingredients:                      Directions:
                                                                                                                                                         between goals and
                                                                             1 1/2 tablespoons butter             On top of each serving of
                                                                             1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil      pork, sprinkle cheddar cheese              accomplishment.”
                                                                             2 garlic cloves, minced          and melt briefly in microwave.
                                                                             Salsa Pequin                     Spread salsa on top, followed                               --Jim Rohn
                                                                            2 bunches swiss chard, stems      by sour cream. Top with eggs
                                                                            trimmed, leaves cut into 1/2-     “over medium” and sprinkling
                                                                            inch-wide pieces                  of salt, pepper and paprika.
                                                                             1/2 lemon, juice of
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you will have seen huge banks         If you are prepared and take         land. Federal agents wasted a whole year and who knows how           Section 1. Congress shall pass no law that infringes upon the
of lights covered in diffusing        advantage when the quality of        many of our tax dollars posing as customers in order to catch        right of the people to ingest, inhale, inject, or otherwise expose
material. All this equipment is       light is right for your subject      Allgyer committing the "crime" of selling his milk. He was not       themselves to any food, vitamin, medicine, or other substance,
used to simulate the light con-       you can capture award-win-           tricking people into buying it, he was not forcing people to pur-    or to undergo any medical procedure, as they so choose, re-
ditions of the sun diffused           ning photos.                         chase it, and there had been no complaints about his product.        gardless of its effects, unless the act of doing so violates the
slightly by a thin but solid layer      Remember to send me your           These were completely voluntary transactions, but ones that          rights of others under Section 2 of this Amendment; and no law
of clouds. These conditions are       comments and questions and           our nanny-state federal government did not approve of, and so        passed by Congress shall infringe on the right of the people to
best for subjects where clearly       your suggestions for future          they shut down his business. The arrogance of the FDA and so         produce, market, distribute, transport, or obtain such items and
showing fine details is impor-        topics to Wayne Green 119            many other federal agencies is simply appalling. These types of      services; and no tax shall be levied unless such tax is applica-
tant. Most portraits are best in      Lake St- Lake City,TX 78368          police state raids on peaceful businessmen, so reminiscent of        ble to all types of goods and services.
this lighting, but also images of     - or call          our tyrannical federal drug war, have no place in a free society.
nature, flowers, animals,             361-547-6898.                                                                                             Section 2. No law shall require any person, against his/her will,
                                                                           The FDA claims its regulatory powers over food safety give it        either by coercion, by deception, or by force, to ingest, to in-
                                                                           the authority to ban the interstate sales of raw milk, but this is   hale, to be injected with, or to otherwise be exposed to any
                                      we have millions of illegal                                                                               food, vitamin, medicine, or other substance, or to undergo any
“Multie”                                                                   an unconstitutional misapplication of the commerce clause for
                                      aliens who have come here                                                                                 medical procedure, regardless of any real or perceived benefit.
Continued from Page 4                                                      legislative ends. As we have seen, if the executive branch feels
                                      across the Mexican border.
                                                                           hamstrung by the fact that our framers placed lawmaking au-
and universities there are soror-     Sure, some of them assimilate                                                                             3) ...look into S510, making it illegal to transport your own
                                                                           thority in the Legislative Branch, they simply make their own
ities and fraternities, each hav-     and do a great job it, but gener-                                                                         home grown food, unless its grown under their regulations!! (it
                                                                           laws and call them "regulations." We all know how the Envi-
ing its own particular culture.       ally, the Mexican immigrants                                                                              is considered contraband if its not grown to their specifica-
                                                                           ronmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses such bogus regulation
New members are entertained           seem to want to keep their own                                                                            tions)......... the FDA has also caused more deaths in this coun-
                                                                           authority to harass, hinder, and shut down countless other legit-
by the organization and elected       language, culture and tradi-                                                                              try than most wars...... they keep drugs on the shelves long
                                                                           imate businesses. Sadly, Congress has been far too lax for far
as pledges by those who are al-       tions. Our U. S. government                                                                               after they are aware that they are killing and or harming peo-
                                                                           too long as the executive branch continues to encroach on its
ready members. They tend to           encourages this non-assimila-                                                                             ple...... dont "kill" the meat... get rid of the regulations!!
                                                                           areas of responsibility and thereby undermines our system of
elect those who are the most          tion by teaching children to be
like them. Many country clubs         tolerant about the cultures of                                                                            4) I am a raw milk drinker! It makes me sick that MY America
only accept for new members           others and passing laws that el-                                                                          lets pedophiles roam free with multiple convictions on record,
                                                                           Most Americans understand that if you don't want to drink un-
those who have been recom-            evate these minorites above all                                                                           but uses a militarized police force to "bust" a dairy farmer.
                                                                           pasteurized milk you simply do not buy it. But the federal gov-
mended by existing members.           of us whose families have been
                                                                           ernment solution is pre-dawn raids which destroy the
                                      America for many generations
                                                                           livelihoods of honest, hardworking families in this time of con-
    In today’s world, the com-        and whose ancestors fought in
                                                                           tinued economic hardship.
plaints of England, France and
Germany about the failure of
                                      the revolution and helped to
                                      found America.. All govern-
                                                                           I am outraged by this raid and the many others like it, and that
                                                                                                                                                  The Ten Principles of a
multiculturalism in those coun-       ment forms these days are in
tries have to do with the refusal     English and Spanish. Today we
                                      have to “press one for Eng-
                                                                           is why last week I introduced HR 1830, a bill to allow the ship-
                                                                           ment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products               Free Society
of Muslims to assimilate into                                              for human consumption across state lines. This legislation re-
the centuries-old cultures of         lish.” Our president right now                                                                                                      by Ron Paul
                                                                           moves the unconstitutional restraint on farmers who wish to
those countries and the Mus-          is encouraging this multicultur-
                                                                           sell or otherwise distribute, and people who wish to consume,
lims desire to bring their own        alism and praising it. As I write                                                                This is the Appendix to                      6. Government may not
                                                                           unpasteurized milk and milk products.
culture to those host countries.      this, he is currently on TV                                                                      Ron Paul's new book,                      claim the monopoly over a
In America, it is not yet politi-     slamming the Queen of Eng-                                                                                                                 people's money and govern-
                                                                           Many Americans have done their own research and come to the Liberty Defined.
cally correct to criticize multi-     land for England’s notion that                                                                                                             ments must never engage in
                                                                           conclusion that unpasteurized milk is healthier than pasteurized
culturalism. It is, in fact, taught   multiculturalism has failed.                                                                                                               official counterfeiting, even in
                                                                           milk. These Americans have the right to consume these prod-            1. Rights belong to individu-
in public schools.                        I feel quite at home in my                                                                                                             the name of macroeconomic
                                                                           ucts without having the federal government second-guess their als, not groups; they derive
   When America was first set-        neighborhood. No one judges                                                                                                                stability.
                                                                           judgment or thwart their wishes. If there are legitimate con-        from our nature and can nei-
tled and beginnings of this na-       me, nor I them. We are not all                                                                                                                7. Aggressive wars, even
                                                                           cerns about the safety of unpasteurized milk, those concerns         ther be granted nor taken
tion were stirring, there were        on the exactly the same page                                                                                                               when called preventative, and
                                                                           should be addressed at the state and local level.                    away by government.
some things the settlers all had      on religion, but I can bet                                                                                                                 even when they pertain only
in common: Most were from             money we are all Christians.                                                                                                               to trade relations, are forbid-
                                                                           I am hoping my colleagues in the House will join me in pro-            2. All peaceful, voluntary
western Europe, Scotland and          We respect each other’s prop-                                                                                                              den.
                                                                           moting individual rights, the original intent of the Constitution, economic and social associa-
England. Nearly all were              erty and watch out for each
                                                                           and federalism by cosponsoring this legislation to allow the in- tions are permitted; consent is
protestant Christians. All            other. It is a very quiet neigh-                                                                                                              8. Jury nullification, that is,
                                                                           terstate shipment of unpasteurized milk and milk products for        the basis of the social and eco-
sought freedom from the               borhood. If a young family                                                                                                                 the right of jurors to judge the
                                                                           human consumption.                                                   nomic order.
tyranny of the monarchs and           were to move into the neigh-                                                                                                               law as well as the facts, is a
the pope. It was a culture of         borhood and decide it was their                                                                                                            right of the people and the
                                                                           If we are not even free anymore to decide something as basic           3. Justly acquired property
courage, freedom and hard             right to play loud rock and roll                                                                                                           courtroom norm.
                                                                           as what we wish to eat or drink, how much freedom do we re-          is privately owned by individ-
work. It was a culture that re-       music outdoors, I believe they
                                                                           ally have left?                                                      uals and voluntary groups,
warded survival in the harshest       would not be accepted as one                                                                                                                  9. All forms of involuntary
                                      of us. They would not be as-                                                                              and this ownership cannot be
of circumstances. These were                                               Comments posted from readers:                                                                         servitude are prohibited, not
                                      similating to the established                                                                             arbitrarily voided by govern-
the people who founded Amer-                                                                                                                                                     only slavery but also conscrip-
                                      culture and would create a cer-                                                                           ments.
ica. Today, we might as well                                               1) This is one of many "food issues" that prevent freedom.                                            tion, forced association, and
have open borders, as we have         tain tension and possibly not                                                                                                              forced welfare distribution.
                                                                           Other issues that this relate to is chipping/registration of cattle,   4. Government may not re-
not only Muslims wanting              receive our protection. So goes
                                                                           government controlled seeds etc. etc.                                distribute private wealth or
Sharia law in this country and        the way of all cultures. Assim-                                                                                                              10. Government must obey
                                      ilate or leave!                                                                                           grant special privileges to any
running around in burkas, but                                              Please continue the battle on all these issues. We need local,                                        the law that it expects other
                                                                                                                                                individual or group.
                                                                           natural, healthy and "environment friendly" food that is not                                          people to obey and thereby
                                                                           controlled by the government. After all, we must all eat!                                             must never use force to mold
                                                                                                                                                  5. Individuals are responsi-
                                                                                                                                                                                 behavior, manipulate social
“Children have to be educated, but                                         2) Congressman Paul. I believe this needs to be taken to an-
                                                                                                                                                ble for their own actions; gov-
                                                                                                                                                                                 outcomes, manage the econ-
                                                                                                                                                ernment cannot and should
they have also to be left to educate                                       other level. How about a Constitutional Amendment, called the not protect us from ourselves. omy, or tell other countries
                                                                           Health and Medical Freedom Amendment:                                                                 how to behave.
--Ernest Dimnet                                                            AMENDMENT XXVIII
                                                                                                                                                “Education, n.: That which discloses to the
                                                                                                                                                wise and disguises from the foolish their
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                                                                                                                        Reasons for Getting a
     5,000 Watt Solar-Powered
                                                                                                                           College Degree
      Generator: SG-1 System                                                                                               (or not)                    by Pat McClellan

                                                                                                      For some unfathomable rea- dial math courses, never make           experience that enhance my
                                                                                                                                     it through the freshman year of     ability to earn money.
                                                                                                   son, in the past few decades, it college. This is a waste of
                                                                                                                                                                            In thinking about this, I have
                                                                                                   seems that every President has money on everyone’s part -- the
                                                                                                                                                                         come to conclusion (agreed
                                                                                                   held as a goal that every child student, his parents (if they are
                                                                                                                                                                         with, by the way, by many ca-
                                                                                                   go to college. They site statis- footing the bill) and the tax-
                                                                                                                                                                         reer counselors) that there are
  Two 120-watt                                                                                     tics about the income differ- payer.
                                                                                                                                                                         only a few reasons to go to col-
                                                                                                   ences       between      college
  Self-Regulating Solar                                                                                                                  In the sixties, when I was in
                                                                                                   graduates and non-college college, there were no remedial
                                                                                                                                                                              1) To become a well-edu-
                                                                                                   graduates. They throw more courses. You were almost
  Power Panels ? add                                                                               and more money at education. laughed at it you could not get
                                                                                                                                                                         cated, well-rounded, more ful-
                                                              Connect Your                                                                                               filled human being.
  as many as you like!                                                                                 Fifty years ago, two-year advanced placement in English
                                                                                                                                                                             2) To obtain a professional
                                                              Windmills and                        colleges were almost non-exis- or “test out” of College Alge-
                                                                                                   tent, and all four-year colleges bra. I tested out of a few fresh-
                                                                                                                                                                         certificate required in certain
                                                                                                                                                                         occupations. Examples of these
                                                              Water Wheels!                        had entrance requirements. At man courses. A friend of mine
                                                                                                                                                                         occupations are: teacher, pro-
                                                                                                   state universities, the entrance from high school placed out of
                                                                                                                                                                         fessor, research scientist, doc-
                                                                                                   requirements were simply a most of her freshman year. I
                                                                                                                                                                         tor, dentist, lawyer, architect,
                                                                                                   combination of high school had attended a large high
                                                                                                                                                                         minister (in most cases), inte-
                                                                                                   grades and SAT or ACT school in the middle of a city
                                                                                                                                                                         rior designer (in most cases),
                   Inquire about running                                                           scores. There were no al- and made very good grades, but
                                                                                                                                                                         various engineering profes-
                                                                                                   lowances for being from a faced with the requirements of
                   your pickup truck with                                                          non-anglo race, no allowances freshman courses in college, I
                                                                                                                                                                         sions -- there may be a few
                                                                                                                                                                         more. One does not need a col-
                                                                                                   for being from a poor neigh- had to make a very quick ad-
                   our solar panel system.                                                         borhood or for having had a justment to studying very hard
                                                                                                                                                                         lege degree to pursue writing,
                                                                                                                                                                         computer-related fields, sales,
                                                                                                   lousy childhood. These criteria every day. (I was accustomed
                                                                                                                                                                         business, bookkeeping, general
                                                                                                   were actually based on likli- to sort of “sliding by” with not
                                                                                                                                                                         office work or any of the so-
                                                                                                   hood of successfully graduat- too much effort.)
                                                                                                                                                                         called trades.
                                                                                                   ing from that college or             The cost of even two years in       3) To obtain advanced train-
                                                                                                   university. Back then, approx- college these days have be-
                                                                                                                                                                         ing in the fine arts, such as
                                                                                                   imately 30% of each high come astronomical. The costs
                                                                                                                                                                         music, theatre or visual arts.
                                                                                                   school graduating class at- are so high that, in general, they
                                                                                                                                                                             It is appalling to me to find
                                                                                                   tended college. Of those who do not make up for the differ-
                                                                                                                                                                         that college classmates of mine
                                                                                                   began college, about 30 per- ence in lifetime income be-
                                                                                                                                                                         have spent their lives as clerks
                                                                                                   cent drop out or flunk out dur- tween a college graduate and a
When you plug in to                                     5,000 Watts will                           ing the freshman year. Of the non-graduate. The federal gov-
                                                                                                                                                                         in dress shops, telephone repair
                                                                                                                                                                         technicians,       telemarketing
the SG-1, you are                                       run most houses.                           remainder, about half graduate ernment spends and loses mil-
                                                                                                   with a four-year degree. Since lions of dollars each year in
                                                                                                                                                                         clerks and other unskilled and
                                                                                                                                                                         semi-skilled occupations. Why
free from your                                                                                     the proliferation of two-year terms of educational loans that
                                                                                                   colleges, the dropout/flunkout are never repaid and grants that
                                                                                                                                                                         is this? Because there was not
                                                                                                                                                                         enough demand for the abilities
“smart meter.”                                                                                     rate is even higher in these never have to be repaid, all in
                                                                                                                                                                         they went to college to learn.
                                                                                                   schools, partly because of the the name of “every child
                                                                                                                                                                         They graduated with no real
                                                                                                   lower entrance requirements should go to college.”
                                                                                                                                                                         work skills and were left to ob-
                                                                                                   and the “the push for everyone       I think in my own life of how    tain entry level jobs when they
                                                                                                   to go to college.” Only about my life is better for having
                                                                                                                                                                         could get them. (Such jobs are
                                                                                                   25% complete the two years. gone to college. The only an-
                                                                                                                                                                         often hard to get because no
                                                                                                      Part of the reason for failure swers I can come up with are it
                                                                                                                                                                         one wants to hire a college                                                                              of students to make it past the gave me life opp that I would
                                                                                                   freshman year is that they are not have had without a degree.
                                                                                                                                                                         graduate to flip hamburgers or
                                                                                                                                                                         sell sportswear.)
                                                                                                   not prepared for college. Col- I am not speaking of economic
                                                                                                                                                                            The same principles apply to
                                                                                                   leges now have remedial opportunities. I am speaking of
                                                                                                                                                                         attending a two-year college.
                 Authorized South Texas Dealer:                                                    courses in math and English. experiences, contacts with peo-
                                                                                                                                                                         There are minor differences.
                                                                                                   They do not get credit for these ple and having learned how to
                         Jenell Redding                                                            courses. They are literally be a life-long student. I am
                                                                                                                                                                         Here are reasons to attend a
                                                                                                                                                                         two-year college:
                                                                                                   “make up” courses for all that talking about it as a life-enrich-
                          361-547-9062                                                             they should have learned in ing experience, not a job-train-
                                                                                                                                                                              1) If you want to enter a

                                                                  high school. Most students ing experience and not as an
                                                                                                   who are required to take reme-
                                                                                                                                                                         See “College”
                                                                                                                                                                         Continued on Page 11

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                                      everyone I know who knows            working hard, learning every-
                                      what it means to work hard has       thing possible from the em-
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                                      had a far more financially suc-      ployer. The most important
trade, such as construction,          cessful life than I have had.        part of any education is that
welding, electrical contracting,      There are truck drivers, heavy       one should know how to keep
hairdressing and several others,      equipment operators, tree trim-      on learning for the rest of his or
a two-year college program fo-        mers, plumbers, electricians,        her life. When you quit learn-
cused on one of those fields          farmers, vocational nurses,          ing, you might as well buy a
might be just the ticket to begin
a fine career. Although often
                                      people who have started their
                                      own service companies and re-
                                                                           cemetery plot.
                                                                               Beyond all of this previous
                                                                                                                          Congratulations to All New
such training is available in a       tail companies. It is a myth that    discussion, some questions
shorter amount of time at pri-
vate technical schools, these
private schools are usually
                                      college is the ticket to financial
                                           I found when I graduated
                                                                           arise in my mind. The first is:
                                                                           Why are students who cannot
                                                                           even negotiate fractions, much
                                                                                                                           Graduates of Our High
quite expensive.                      from college that I had only         less understand algebra, al-
    2) If you take an academic
two-year degree, you will be
                                      one good saleable skill, and
                                      that was my ability to type ac-
                                                                           lowed to graduate from high
                                                                           school? Why are students who
                                                                                                                            Schools and Colleges!
fairly well educated, as most of      curately and very fast. I did not    cannot read and write allowed
the first two years even at a
university covers the basics of
a good education, courses in
                                      go to college to end up as sec-
                                      retary, but that happened sev-
                                      eral times in my life.
                                                                           to graduate? What is wrong
                                                                           with an education system that
                                                                           is not delivering? And, why
                                                                                                                                Best of Luck!
language, history, math, sci-            Right now, I would just love      does our government seem to
ence and literature. Addition-
ally, it can leave the option
open for you to finish a four-
                                      it if I could find a local plumber
                                      who was of good character,
                                      high-level skills and knowl-
                                                                           constantly promote “every
                                                                           child going to college”?
                                                                              I think I know the answer to
                                                                                                                               Have Fun, But
year degree at a college that of-     edge and dependable. I would         the last question. It is to indebt
fers bachelor’s degrees.
     3) At some two-year col-
                                      love it to a skilled carpenter
                                      who could show up for work
                                                                           students to the U. S. Govern-
                                                                           ment and indoctrinate them in
                                                                                                                           Make Decisions Wisely!
leges, one can get advanced           and complete the job. I would        Progressivism. The Progres-
training in the fine arts.            love it to find someone de-          sive attitude will make them
   As I look around me in these       pendable and knowledgeable to        willing “brown shirts” when
later years in life, I find that I    advise me on home repairs or         they find their debt will be ex-
know very few college gradu-          fix my computer. Many of             cused if they participate.
ates, yet it seems that nearly        these skills can be learned by
                                      getting an entry-level job and

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                                 875 CR 2651-Indian Hills Waterfront Enjoy breathtaking views                                                        12 ft. John boat Aluminum-
                               of the lake from every main room in this custom built home. The                  WE HAVE FREE                         craft $325.00, 35 h/p electric
                               entire side of the home facing the lake is glass and the back wall of            CLASSIFIEDS!                         start, only fresh water                     Business
                               the main level is fabricated steel beams. Separate bonus room                    For individuals only.                $200.00, 15 ft. run about
                               could be used as an office, media room or mother-in-law quarters.                Send ad text to The Lake Coun-
                                                                                                                                                     needs stern repair $ Free,
475 Carmel Drive - Carmel Hills Waterfront 3 BD / 3 BA home on two waterfront lots                              try Shopper, 111 Pack Trail.,
                                Under Contract
with panoramic views. Spacious kitchen and open living area.                Offered at $315,000.                Sandia, TX 78383, or send ad
                                                                                                                                                     15ft.gav.trailer $200.00, 5th
                                                                                                                                                     wheel pull ring super 5xl145
247 Lakeshore Dr, Lakeshore Waterfront - Beautiful home                                                         copy by e-mail to
                                                                                                                                                     and 14500 gross older Ford
with a huge yard, above ground pool, private boat launch, lighted                                             5th wheel tail gate both
pier, decks, patio, balcony & lawn sprinkler system. 2 master suites.
                                                                                                                Deadline: 20th of each month.        $125.00. John 361-547-6674,
The open floor plan makes entertaining a breeze! Updated kitchen                                                  All ads will be deleted the fol-                                          Buy-Sale-Trade!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                                     156 Lakepark Circle, Mathis
with granite countertops. Must see!               Offered at $467,550.                                          lowing month unless we receive                                                   Call Jim
                        249 Carmel Drive - 120’ Carmel Hills Waterfront - Looking for a                         notice from the advertiser that it                                            @ 361 547-6474
                        waterfront home with an awesome view? Look no further, this home
                        fits the description! Built for guests' privacy in mind with 1 BD & BA
                                                                                                                is to be renewed.                          Yard Sale
                        downstairs. Covered deck facilitates a panoramic view! “Pie shaped” lot
                        with the large portion of it being at the water, retainer wall. $249,900.                      For Sale                      "YARD SALE"
139 Cenesia Dr-Carmel Hills Subdivision Perfect weekend getaway or home that has                                                                       638 Ranger Drive, Friday and
been remodeled inside & out! 2 BD/1 BA. Enjoy the lake view from a 12'x30' covered deck or                      TV’s for Sale.                       Saturday, June 3rd and 4th.
                                                                                                                14” Magnavox flat screen but
the 8'x40’ side deck. Covered parking, water softening system, sprinkler system.  $97,900.                                                           8am-3pm                               NEW at Tejas Video
                                                                                                                traditional large body, about
124 Zenna Dr-Point Loma Waterfront 3 Bd/2 Ba home situated on 2 lots w/detached                                                                      TV, Computer, Phones and cell
                                                                                                                four years old. 21”, large body,                                            Have your DVD’S,
                                Under Contract
barn/RV storage. Large fenced yard & covered patio area overlooking water.       $239,900.                      about nine years old. Both
                                                                                                                                                     phones, Chargers, Household
                                                                                                                                                                                          Games, & Music CD’s
234 Wise Ave, Orange Grove - 3 BR/2.5 BA custom home with bonus room/office and 2                               work extremely well and are          items, Antique chest, clothes,
Car oversized garage on 0.39 acres. Fenced back yard with covered patio and nice storage                                                             misc.                                Professionally Cleaned.
                                                                                                                cable/satellite-ready. Make an
building with plenty of room to add a pool and park an RV!        Offered at $219,900.                          offer. 361-547-9062
                                                                                                                                                                                             It may not be de-
350 Stephens Lp, Lake City Enjoy the good life at Lake CC! New roof, seller will pay $2,500                                                                                                 stroyed. Bring it in,
of buyer's closing cost with acceptable offer.                $78,000. or $850/mo 12-month Lease.               Loading Ramp for Dirt Bike                                                    don’t toss it out!
411 W Starke, Orange Grove - 3 BD/2.5 BA/2 car carport and storage. Home features high                          or Motor Scooter. Perfect for                                                Fast Turn Around!
ceilings, hardwood floors, large fenced yard & brick patio area! Recent updates.          $136,700.             pushing your bike or scooter            Call Jenell at                         361-547-3932
128 Third Street, Lake City - Palm Harbor single manufactured home, 2008 Model on 2 lots.                       right into your pickup truck
12' x 12'cov. patio adjacent to 12' x 12' workshop with electricity. Additional Tool Shed. $65,000.                                                     361-547-9062
                                                                                                                bed. Not for heavy motorcy-
                           Waterview Residential Lots                                                           cles. Never been used. $50.           for classified and
 Lot 11, Blue Ridge Dr.-Carmel Hills Subdivision-Approx. 143.5x193.56........................16,000.            361-547-9062                              real estate
 Lot 10, Sunset Dr. - Carmel Hills Subdivision - Approx. 0.55 acres..REDUCED $8,000. $8,500.
                                           Farm & Ranch                                                         ‘86 150 Suzuki outboard                                                       ATTENTION
 20 +/- Acres - Jim Wells County - Front half cleared, back half brush, only 2.7 miles from                     motor $1000 OBO
 the 4 way stop in Orange Grove. Good deed restrictions. Orange Grove ISD.                       $90,000.       John 547-7367
                                           Commercial                                                                                                                                           OWNERS,
 300 W Corpus Christi, Beeville - Opportunity knocks! 72’ x 72’ corner location 1 block from                                                                                                 get cash for your
 Bee Co. Courthouse & downtown. Approx. 1,656 building. The possibilities abound for endless                                                                                               invoices TODAY!!!.
 types of businesses--retail, wholesale, service providers, etc. Possible owner financing. $79,900.               All lasting business is built on                                          No more 30-62-90
 1525 FM 534 - Dinero Country Store Sell anything from deer corn, fish bait, libations, barbeque,
 hardware, gasoline, etc. Sits on corner on well traveled roads. Custom BBQ pit out back! $99,900.
                                                                                                                             friendship.                                                   days for your money
                                                                                                                                                                                            Call 940-872-7110
 309 FM 534 - Hushpuppies Restaurant Don't miss out on the oppurtunity to own and operate                                           --Alfred A. Montapert
 a restaurant just minutes from Lake CC. Fully equipped, Great location!             $120,000. $130,000.

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     Lloyd and JaNelle Barnes      Linda Sue Barnes   Shelly Barnes      Central Texas and Austin               Dead Sea Gull                        New and Improved                     Long-haired David
         Broker-Owners             REALTOR®           REALTOR®                MLS Systems.                      A father was at the beach with                                            After getting his driving li-
                                   (361)343-7400      Marketing Specialist                                      his children when his four-          The little girl was sitting in her   cense, David visited home dur-
                           808 E. Pierce               (830) 875-5866 Office                                    year-old son Bob ran up to him,      grandfather's lap as he read her     ing vacation and asked his dad
                         Luling, T X 78648              (830) 875-9636 Fax
                                                                                                                grabbed his hand, and led him        a story. From time to time, she      for the family car. His dad
                                                                                                                to the shore, where a seagull        would take her eye's off the         agreed, but put forwarded three
                                                                                                                lay dead in the sand.                book and reach up to touch his       conditions - good grades in
                       Donna Voyles, Associate Broker                            Real Estate                    "Daddy, what happened to             wrinkled cheek. By and by she        school, a neat room and a de-
                       Realty World Rockport                                                                                                         was alternately stroking her         cent haircut. After several
                                                                                                                him?" Bob asked. "He died and
                       Cell: 361-816-7346
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                                                                                  for Sale                      went to Heaven," the dad             own cheek, then his again.           months, David came home
                       e-mail:                                                                  replied.                                                                  again. He had followed the
                                                                           Bob thought a moment and             Finally she spoke, "Grand-           three things that he had prom-
                       Kim Erwin, Broker                                     Lots, near Lagarato Store,                                              daddy, did God make you?"            ised his dad, except getting his
                                                                                                                then said, "Did God throw him
                                                                             starting at 6,500. Approx.                                              "Yes, sweetheart" he an-             hair cut. When the father saw
                                                                                                                back down?"
 129 Zenna- REDUCED! in Point                                                1/4 acre each. $500 down                                                swered, "God made me a long          that his son had disobeyed him,
 Loma 3 Bd/2 baths on two lots. 2 suites                                     and owner will finance.                                                 time ago."                           he asked for an explanation.
                                                                                                                Poor Preacher
 down and loft bedroom upstairs. Huge                                        956-682-9281.                                                           "Oh she said," then "Grand-          David smartly said, "Hey dad,
 kitchen, lots of cabinets, open livin-                                                                                                              daddy, did God make me too?"         even Jesus had long hair." His
 groom w/fp. MLS# 160362 $119,900                                                                               After the church service a little
                                                                                                                boy told the pastor, "When I         "Yes, indeed honey" he as-           Father was not someone to be
                                                                                                                grow up, I'm going to give you       sured her. "God made you just        taken for a ride and smilingly
                                951 Carmel Dr. Custom 5/4/2 wa-                                                                                      a little while ago."                 replied, "Yes, son, you're ab-
                                                                                                                some money."
                                terfront home on 100 acres. In-                                                                                      "Oh" she said. Feeling their re-     solutely right. And Jesus also
                                cludes 2 fp, den, office and great
                                                                                                                "Well, thank you," the pastor
                                                                                                                replied, "but why?"                  spective faces again, she ob-        walked everywhere he went."
                                room. Beautiful views.
                                 MLS 162482 $895,000                                                            "Because my daddy says you're        served, "God's getting better at
                                                                                                                one of the poorest preachers         it now isn't he?"                    New Dad
                                                                                                                we've ever had."                                                          One day, shortly after the birth
 551 Ranger Rd. NEW LISTING! 3/1/1                                           NEW REDUCED PRICE!                                                      Penny Trick                          of their new baby, the mother
 on 1 Acre. Includes Guest house, horse                                      Stretch out in this 1/bd, 1 bath                                        After tucking their three-year-      had to go out to do some er-
 stable and workshop/tack room. MLS                                                                             Letters between son and dad:
                                                                             1066 sq ft cozy home. Metal        Dear Dad,                            old child Sammy in for bed           rands, so the proud father
 165215 $150,000
                                                                             roof on leased land. Totally re-   $chool i$ really great. I am         one night, his parents heard         stayed home to watch his won-
                                                                             modeled with custom kitchen        making lot$ of friend$ and           sobbing coming from his              derful new son. Soon, the baby
                                                                             cabinets & Island, new floor-      $tudying very hard. With all         room.                                started to cry. The father did
                                                                             ing, carpet, appliances &          my $tuff, I $imply can't think                                            everything he could think of,
                                                                             CA/CH unit. Large den, sepa-       of anything I need, $o if you        Rushing back in, they found          but the baby just wouldn't stop
    Kalynn Ramon                                                             rate laundry room. Fenced          would like, you can ju$t $end        him crying hysterically. He          crying. Finally, he got so wor-
    Century 21- Hallmark                                                     yard. New 12'x24' workshop, 2      me a card, a$ I would love to        managed to tell them that he         ried that he decided to take the
    361-207-0883                                                             unattached carports (25'x18' &     hear from you.                       had swallowed a penny and he         infant to the doctor.                                             20'x16'), in Lake Corpus           Love,                                was sure he was going to die.
                                                                             Christi Subdivision & RV Park      Your $on                             No amount of talking was             After the doctor listened to all
                                                                             (restricted Seniors 50+) with                                           helping.                             the father had done to get the
 195 E. Lakeview Trail (Per-                                                 fishing pier & Boat ramp, cov-     The Reply:                                                                baby to stop crying, he began
 nitas Point) 2-story home                                                   ered BBQ pavilion area. Lo-        Dear Son,                            His father, in an attempt to         examining the baby's ears,
 sits on hill with great view of                                             cated in Sandia, Tx (Lagarto       I kNOw that astroNOmy, eco-          calm him down, palmed a              chest and then down to the di-
 Lake Corpus Christi. Open                                                   Community) $49,900. Possible       NOmics, and oceaNOgraphy             penny from his pocket and            aper area. When he opened the
 floorplan, split bedrooms.                                                  owner financing w/large down       are eNOugh to keep even an           pretended to pull it from            diaper, it was indeed full.
 master B/R on main living                                                   payment with approved credit       hoNOr student busy. Do NOt           Sammy's ear. Sammy was de-           "Here's the problem," the doc-
 area. 3 B/R's downstairs with                                               check/background check. Sub-       forget that the pursuit of           lighted.                             tor explained. "He just needs to
 a nice bathroom. Huge                                                       division requires 5 yr lease       kNOwledge is a NOble task,                                                be changed."The perplexed fa-
 kitchen with a beautiful view                                               agreement. Call for an ap-         and you can never study              In a flash, he snatched it from      ther remarked, "But the diaper
 of the water, lots of storage.                                              pointment 361-547-5485.            eNOugh.                              his father's hand, swallowed,        package specifically says, it's
 Must see! Call Kalynn
                                                                                                                Dad                                  and then cheerfully demanded,        good for up to 10 pounds!"
 Ramon @ 361-207-0883.                                                       RANCH ACREAGE: 121.5                                                    "Do it again, Dad!"
 MLS# 103562.                                                                acres, between Dinero and
                                                                             Swinney Switch Texas, pasture
 Lot 13 Blueridge (Carmel Hills) This lot has a view of
                                                                             and brush, good hunting with
 the lake. Great place to build a home on. Call Kalynn
                                                                             650 ft on Lake Corpus Christi;
 Ramon for information. 361-207-0883, MLS # 102695
                                                                             30 ft easement to property. Call           Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads in
The most important man in every child’s life
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