Apr

06

Posted by : Press release | On : April 6, 2012

By Emily Lundy
Special to The News
In a week that began with warm weather, now we are seeing drastic changes around us that should bring rain and nothing else, we hope.

When Mary Ellen Lincecum Johnston was buried Saturday morning after complications from a serious stroke, we realized what an asset this 85-year old woman, a life-time resident, had been to our church and community. Married to the late Milburn Johnston, the couple had a daughter who lived only a few days. Then their son David, now middle-aged, lived. He was Mary Ellen’s only close relative. Of course, many attending the funeral service from here and from out of town were cousins

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Apr

06

Posted by : Press release | On : April 6, 2012

By Emily Lundy

I make the news list this week as Sunday on the way to church, I took a less traveled road to deliver a newspaper article to someone. I decided to continue my route as I like new landscape, slowly went around a curve, and let my front left tire slip off an obscured culvert in all the foliage. The ditch below was quite deep. Before I realized what was happening, my new car slowly it seemed kept slipping, stopping when the top of the car was at the bottom of the ravine.

I thought I might be hidden, and no one would come this way for a long time. With everything

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Mar

23

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : March 23, 2012

By Emily Lundy
Special to The News
Remember, the Trinity Baptist Church meets this Saturday, March 24, at 8 a.m. for a Women’s Conference; all women invited. Cost is $15. Mail forms to Trinity Baptist Church; Attn: Maxine Tart; PO Box 505; Trinidad, Texas 75163. Checks paid to Trinity Baptist Church. There will be breakfast, hot lunch and door prices. Afternoon session begins at 1 p.m. Call 903-778-2832

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Mar

23

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : March 23, 2012

By Emily Lundy

When is a woman ever old enough to quit the dieting game? At my age I read it’s better to be padded rather than bony because of falls and illnesses.

But no one reveals how much padding one needs. I’m shrinking in stature as I write this, but my weight is the same. I still recall the image of my husband saying one day I’d be a pancake.

I’ve read every new attempt at losing weight to be healthy until my confusion is overlapping like my body. For over ten years, I’ve eaten brown bread, not white. All I have to show for it is a wheat belly or two. That 2 percent milk

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Mar

16

Posted by : Press release | On : March 16, 2012

Does anyone recall strongly the year 1971? It changed our life, made our life fuller, and we shall always remember the almost thirty-years of inhabitance and hope our children always do too.

We changed jobs in June 1971, and headed from west to east, with trees, fishing waters, and best of all, closer to perfect grandparents who would be closer, although in other communities. In 1971, everyone was watching for the new lake,

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Mar

16

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : March 16, 2012

By Emily Lundy
Special to The News
We rejoiced with the rain last weekend. It is welcome to come again soon.

The Trinity Baptist Church will hold a Women’s Seminar or Work Study on Saturday, March 24, $12 before March 10, $15 after that date.
Mail your name to Trinity Baptist Church, Attn: Maxine Tart; PO Box 505; Trinidad, Texas 7163. Checks made to Trinity Baptist (on Highway 274).
Registration and breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with conference

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Mar

08

Posted by : Press release | On : March 8, 2012

By Emily Lundy

“Shop until I drop” no longer has jest. No more big stores, oversize clubs, super-duper sports magnums for me unless a cot, pillow , orange juice and crackers await in the middle of the store within a small tent. My shopping blood rages still, but it quickly is used for energy in the front part of the oversize plants of merchandise for today.

If I get to the back of one of these circus tents, I see an item of possibility and place it into the basket; I won’t go back that far again. If I’m seen again in the giant stores of America, I know the red carts are for me, injury, handicap or not. I’ll ride one and create doubt. When I chauffeured my mother of the age 80 to 90,

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Mar

08

Posted by : Press release | On : March 8, 2012

By Emily Lundy
The News Staff
People are wondering. Will we have more cold weather? If not, will summer be worse than last year’s days of sweat, agony, tears, high electrical bills?

Someone has said those dreadful words about time. Day-light Savings Time may occur next Saturday night. I am not sure. I may not change a clock.
What this time change does to ordinary people past 70 is not pretty.

Mary Ellen Johnston of Trinidad has been home several

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Feb

17

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : February 17, 2012

By Emily Lundy

My heroes have always been “you,” the people who are organized, have their lives in some semblance of order, like beds made, morning dishes washed before noon, and some sweeping concluded where it is mostly needed, this before noon also. I usually tell myself I’ll do one of these later, much later.

Every drawer in your house is neatly arranged with you knowing exactly what is in which drawer. If someone asks me where something is,

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Feb

17

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : February 17, 2012

By Loretta Humble

I have recently misled you on a couple of things, and since I don’t have anything else to talk about this morning, I’ll take this opportunity to clear those things up. I know there are probably several more, but I can’t think of them right now.

First of all, I need to let you know that the place where the James Surls Sculpture Garden: a Memorial to Joe Surls is located is NOT where James Surls grew up. Joe and JoAnn Surls raised their kids somewhere around what is now

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