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So you’ve retired and now you’re a little bored.
Jeff Bucher, president of Citizen Advisory Group, says the lifestyle change is too much for some retirees and offers these options to handle your new abundance of free time:
• golf course – Since many retirees love golf, options include working at the pro shop, as a marshal, a starter, or in maintenance.
• retail – If you’re an outdoors sort, working at a sporting goods … Read the rest
Oh, my, the advance buzz was right about the Fantastic Four. While the Movie Man had some hope based on previews, negative rumblings began months ago – and, boy howdy, were they right.
About the film
Sometimes it takes a while to get a superhero movie right.
The Hulk went through a few efforts before studios finally figured it out.
The Movie Man liked the 2003 version directed by Ang Lee with Eric … Read the rest
By Mark K. Campbell
The 2015 volleyball season began at home for the Lady Porcupines against a stout 6A foe,Weatherford.
The varsity (0-1) lost in three games.
The new squad struggled to score, falling 17-25, 16-25, 16-25.
Veteran Ashton Weaver paced hitters with 6 kills; she also dug out 5 balls and had a block.
Another vet, Mackensie Martin, dug out a team-high 17 Lady Roo efforts. Martin and Khloe Smith both served 2 aces.… Read the rest
Some cross country athletes cross highway intersections to train
by Mark K. Campbell
They come out early in the morning to beat the summer heat, and Coach Trent Davis wants you to watch out for them.
At sunrise, high school cross country runners are pounding the pavement, training for upcoming meets.
That training – which usually begins at SHS – can send athletes across some major intersections.… Read the rest
Porcupines were all over the grass field behind Springtown High School as two-a-day-practices began. SHS will host Sanger Friday, Aug. 14, in a 6:30 p.m. scrimmage – the varsities tangle at 8 – that will give fans their first chance to see the 2015 squads. On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Porcupines will scrimmage at Bridgeport at 6:15/7:30. The varsity season opener is Friday, Aug. 28 at Decatur at 7:30. … Read the rest
Remember that time it rained a lot? Two months ago?
Just a little while back, it would not stop raining, and we begged it to stop.
Well, it’s stopped.
Now, after already receiving more rain by July than we usually get in an entire year, we are setting records on the other end of the spectrum.
The precipitation has, well, dried up.
It last rained – officially at DFW Airport – July 8; that’s … Read the rest
I recently received, as a gift, a collection of poetry. The friend who gave it to me told me about the author, his mother’s cousin, who wrote thousands of quatrains (four line poems) over several decades. He described her as the smartest person he had ever known (quite a compliment coming from a retired university professor), and also described her writing process.… Read the rest
Joe B. Hunt, a retired Texas Ranger from San Angelo, wrote in his book Texas Ranger – Campfire Tales, “I was simply, graciously blessed by our good Lord. Nothing in my life would have ever happened without His blessing, grace and mercy. I have been from the bottom of the valley to the top of the mountain and back several times. At this stage of my life, I know it is my Lord who … Read the rest