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Houston Salutes American Heroes

On November 11th, Veterans Day, ceremonies to honor veterans will begin at 10 am on the steps of City Hall followed by a parade at 11:30 along Smith between Texas and Lamar. All branches of the military, groups from WWII to the high school R.O.T.C will be marching mingled in between military equipment and bands.

A job fair for veterans will be conducted from 11am to 2pm at City Hall. Parking is free in the theater district from 9 to 12:30.

Aggravated Robbery at Chevron Gas Station

Call Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665 or Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-8477 if you can help identify three suspects in the robbery which took place on Oct. 1st at 3:32 pm. at the station located at F.M. 2234 & F.M 521.

The suspects fled the gas station heading west on F.M. 2234 in a gold Pontiac Grand Prix. If you could identify the suspects in the surveillance video and give information which leads to an arrest it could result in a $5,000 CASH REWARD. All calls to Crime Stoppers are ANONYMOUS.

SURVEY

Last month 34 people were asked who their U. S. Senators and Representative was. Finally the 35th person, Freddie Robinson, owner of South Post Oak Recycling Center could name them. The next person asked, Wendy Fleck, also knew. Two out of 37.

TAKE PART IN THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

We inherited a free country. Will we pass one down to our children? Instead of complaining to one another, let your representatives know what you think. And find out what they are doing. It is easy..

http://www.congress.org is a great website to find out what is going on and to voice your concern. To get started, you can register for free by clicking "Register" in the upper right-hand corner of their home page. After you get your confirmation email, you can log into the site. Then you will have access to create messages directly to your state and federal representatives. There are also many opportunities to join in discussions on various issues and voice your opinions for others to see. I just now asked my rep. to back H. R. 1414. His staff responded with an email within the hour

FUTURE ALMEDA ELEMENTARY

The new 84,000 square feet building is to be completed in April 2011. It will face Almeda School Road instead of Bridgeport. With a capacity for 750 students, Almeda Elementary facility will cost $12 million for construction and another $4 million for other programs. Right now, 805 students are attending Almeda Elementary located in temporary buildings on Almeda Genoa Road.

Dr. Paul Ruiz is the Keynote Speaker

State Representative Dora Olivo and Betty McCrohan, President of Wharton County Junior College and Chair of the Fort Bend Regional P-16 Council, will co-chair the half-day conference aimed at developing strategies on raising the bar for all students.

The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, November 6, at the University of Houston-Sugar Land Campus, 14004 University Blvd. in Sugar Land. Attendance is free. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Maria Emerson at 1-888-777-0033, 512-463-0494, 281-208-8806 or maria.emerson@house.state.tx.us.

FREE CROSSES STILL AVAILABLE

Pastor Harvey Abke says they still have white crosses to put in your yard for any one who wants a way to demonstrate their Christian faith. Call 281-431-4244 or 281-935-3969

Constitutional Amendment 28

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the U. S."

Think your senator or rep. will propose this amendment?

Almeda moe

"Hello, President Obama " This is Moe, down here in Almeda, Texas. I am callin' to tell yal that we are officially declaring war on ya!" "Well Moe," Barack replied, How big is your army ?"

"Right now," said Moe, "there is myself, my cousin, Jim Bob, my neighbor J. R. and the whole shuffle board team from Shorty’s. That makes seven!"

Barack paused. "I must tell you Moe that I have one million men in my army."

"Wow," said Moe. "I'll have ta call ya back!" Sure enough, the next day, Moe called. "Mr. Obama, the war is still on! We have managed to acquire some infantry equipment!" "And what equipment would that be Moe?" Barack asked. "Well sir, we have two combines, a bulldozer, and J. R. 's Ford tractor."

Obama sighed. "I must tell you Moe, that I have 16,000 tanks and 14,000 armored personnel carriers. Also I've increased my army to one and a half million since we last spoke."

"Lord above", said Moe, "I'll be getting back to ya." Sure enough, Moe called the next day. "President Obama, the war is still on! We managed to git ourselves airborne! We up an' modified Jim Bob’s homemade airplane with a couple of shotguns in the cockpit, five boys from Fresno, and four boys from Arcola have joined us!" Obama was silent for a minute then cleared his throat. "I must tell you Moe that I have 10,000 bombers and 20,000 fighter planes. And since we last spoke, I've increased my army to TWO MILLION!" "Oh Lord," said Moe, "I’ll have to call you back." Sure enough, Moe called the next day. "President Obama I am sorry to have to tell you that we have had to call off this here war." "I'm sorry to hear that," said Obama. "Why the sudden change of heart?" Well, sir," said Moe, "we all sat ourselves down and had a long chat over a few beers, and come to realize that there's just no way we can feed two million prisoners."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

A late happy birthday to Ida Cagle. She was 97 on Sept. 14th. Her son, Eugene says she is doing fine.

Bobbie Moore says that on October 12th, she became a proud member of an elite group called Senior Citizens.

. Born Again

I repented of my sins.

I been baptized in His name.

My life is not the same,

Since I been born again.

Copyright © by Emmaline Wiley

John 3:5 Jesus said, “Truly truly I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Fixing thanksgiving dinner? Remember when starch is mixed with liquid it can be lumpy. So mash potatoes, in butter first then add milk. For smooth gravy add about a tablespoon of corn starch to the flour and stir in just enough water to make a smooth paste, then stir in more liquid and pour into the turkey drippings.

Fresh vegetables out of the garden make any meal something to be thankful for. As soon as we get a rain, work up that ground because some vegetables grow better in the winter, like carrots, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, English peas etc. Even potatoes can be planted in late January, but you are taking a chance if we get a hard freeze.

BACK YONDER IN ALMEDA

Almeda was founded in 1892 on a treeless prairie eleven miles from Houston’s city limits. The book has excerpts from people who lived here in 1900 as well as official records about Almeda’s history Available at Debbie’s Barbara Shop next to Parker’s Hardware in the 14000 block of Almeda Road. Pay $12 at Debbie’s or send a $14 check to Our News P.O. Box 450336 Houston, 77245 to have a copy mailed anywhere in the US

VINSON LIBRARY

Mon. 11am-7pm, Tue. 10am-6pm, Wed. 10am-6pm, Thur. 11am-7pm., Fri. 10am-6pm, Closed Sat. & Sun. 832-393-2120

Condolences

Shirley L. Simpson passed away September 28, 2010. Born April 28, 1939 in Gasoline, Texas, she passed away at the home of her daughter in Katy, surrounded by family. Shirley and her first husband Vernon Maynard operated Adamacks on Almeda Road for a number of years. Preceded in death by five siblings, Shirley is survived by her husband of 21 years, Bill Simpson, one son, Lonnie Ray Maynard, daughters: Lavona/Mack Kendall, Rhonda Maynard, and Sherie Brown, 8 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one sister.

GARY LEE PLEDGER born December 10, 1933 passed away October 11, 2010.

DONALD RICHARD BOCKEL "DICK" was born in Houston on January 27, 1931 and passed away October 16, 2010. He was descended from German pioneers who settled in Houston in 1844. A lifelong resident of the old Almeda area, he worked in the oil field service industry for many years retiring from HOMCO Int'l. He was an active rancher all his adult life. Dick was an all around cattleman born and bred to the saddle. He enjoyed traditional country music and western swing. Survived by his wife of 60 years Evelynn Bockel; son, Jim/Lola Bockel; daughter, Denise/Johnny Kembro; four grandchildren, Eric Kembro, Brian Kembro, J.J. Bockel, Deanna Hunt and five great grandchildren; brothers, Earl (Daisy) Bockel and Don Kemp. A Celebration of Dick's life was held October 20th, at South Park Chapel. Interment followed at Forest Park Lawndale.

TO THE EDITOR OF OUR NEWS

I wonder what "hate" would cost per gallon. That is what’s driving our country now. No matter what good is being done its being turned into something else by “spin” or just plain lying. We would shoot ourselves in the foot if it would stop the pace of upward –bound progress.

Being a Black woman, I’ve lived with the every-day fear and terror caused by hatred. So I am accustomed to the hate atmosphere in this country of ours.

However this hate, today’s hate, is a more diabolical hate. The thing most feared has happened. WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT! For some a most unthinkable fact. As Americans we should be proud of this. The President is the most coveted position in the world, I’m told. This did not “just happen” We created a better environment for equality than we thought. We are better people than we realize – really.

Let us stop this “hate fight” and allow our country to become what our Constitution and our Bill of Rights say that it should be. Instead of using the “spin” and the untruths, use the tool that we were given – VOTE! It is written that, “when righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.” Proverbs 28: 12 Helen Horn Scott

TO THE EDITOR OF OUR NEWS

FBFWSD#1 Fresno Water Board

The water board doesn’t know the price of the fees being charge to connect. Pres. John Borden says they must follow City Houston ordinance water codes on public safety. The board maintenance department leaders, Chris and Tracey, of Southwest Waters say they follow the codes. There is a waste of taxpayer dollars to install blue pressure tanks connected to resident’s water line in Fresno. The City of Houston doesn't install these tanks nor Teal Run homes which are in Houston’s ETJ as is Fresno.

Taxpayer bonds have paid to install the taps. The water board plans to cutoff and remove water line taps not in use. Southwest Water will charge the water board for this service. Thence, if future residents want to connect, they will have to pay SW Waters about $1500, to re-install taps that were removed from public property. Residents property taxes have paid for this once. If the water tap lines were left in place, a resident would only need to purchase a meter costing about $390. Views of Rodrigo Carreon

FAITH AND CHICKEN

There is a song that says, “Faith is just believing what God says, He will do.”

Do you believe the Bible is totally true, that God created the world, that He made man from the dust of the earth, that we inherited a sin nature from the first man and woman? That God remained true to His Holy nature and made a just way to forgive us by giving His own Son, Jesus Christ, to take our punishment? That Jesus made the blind see, the deaf to hear, calmed the wind and waves, raised the dead, and conquered death after He was crucified? There isn’t the slightest doubt in my mind that all of the above is true. You might say I am a woman of faith. I have a T-shirt that says so.

I admit my faith in every day events leans more to the practical rather than the super natural. Like when our dog, Fleas, had distemper. She was so sick she went blind in one eye and could not retain food. Every morning each one of our kids would pray, “Dear God please let Fleas live.”

No way was that dog going to survive and I didn’t want my children to grow up thinking that God could not answer their prayer so I always prayed If it be thy will let Fleas live. That way when the dog died ....

Funny thing how God works. That night, my husband, Cotton, said to put 1/4 an aspirin in a tiny ball of raw hamburger meat and give it to Fleas every hour. It was hopeless, but I did it anyway. The dog survived.

That was a long time ago. I have had time to mature in my faith since then. Some of my friends rate me with a nine on a scale from 1 to 10. But a chicken showed me how I really rate.

Over the years, I’ve had chickens killed by possums, dogs, etc. This past winter, I only had one chicken left. I kept it safe and locked up in the chicken house. Then I let it out in the daytime and it slept in the chicken house, until one evening I went to shut the door and she was gone. The next morning she laid me another egg, but I could not find where she spent the night, totally unprotected. I prayed, “Dear God take care of me and my chicken tonight.” Every morning I thanked God for his care when that chicken tapped on my window pane.

I told my kids how God was answering my prayer and taking care of that chicken. Then I started worrying. Would they think less of God if I found chicken feathers all over the ground? Winter brings in more wild animals. More worry. The thought occurred, I wouldn’t have to worry about God answering my prayer if I killed that chicken.

Then I dropped to my knees and asked God to forgive me for doubting his ability to take of a chicken.

The Bible says unbelief is evil. (Hebrews 3:12) That chicken showed me just how small my faith really is. Hebrews 11:6 says…”without faith it is impossible to please God.”

That chicken has faithfully laid an egg every day for six months, but more important God has used her to show me just how small my faith really is when I’m not listening to the gentle voice of His Holy Spirit. .For faith, along with love, joy, peace is the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:22

This morning I thanked God for taking care of me last night and for taking care of my chicken for the past six months. Just then she jumped up on my window sill. God is so good.

Texas Beer Joint Sues Church

A church prayed that a local bar would not expand to increase their business. Work progressed until the week before the grand reopening when lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground.

The bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church "was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, through direct or indirect actions or means".

The church denied all responsibility to the building's demise. The judge commented, "I don't know how I'm going to decide this, but it appears that we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that now does not."

Do you have a Short I Remember Story? Email it to siskeyworth@att.net or mail to P. O. Box 450336 Houston 77245.

October 2010

Calvary’s Cross
It seems like everything we stand for lately has been put into jeopardy including what we believe as Christians. Just recently we were faced with another hit on the crosses that are placed on the hi ways in memory of the loved ones that were killed in different locations. Now there trying to say that it is against the law to place a cross on government property. I thought that we the people are the government. I could understand if it was a hazard are maybe causing a scene. I believe that we should honor and respect our leaders in office as Christians but how far do we let this continue to go on. We have ignored these things long enough. Its time we start stepping up and letting America know that we are a Christian Nation with Godly Principles. So we at First Baptist Fresno are giving away crosses to everyone who wants one. What we are asking you to do is place the cross in your yards and show our communities who we are as Christians. To get more info call 281-431-4244 or 281-935-3969
GOD BLESS BRO. HARVEY ABKE

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SOCIALISTPastor James Hill wanted to know what was my source for last months statement that 70 members of congress were in the Socialist party. An email I had received said the list of names was in the Oct. 2009 issue of Scibd.com the news outlet for the Democrat Socialist Party. I found the July, August, Sept., Nov., and Dec. issues but no Oct issue. I could not find any proof that Sheila Jackson was the vice chairman of a socialist organization.

I did find Sheila and almost the exact same list of names on http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov an official website of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. While everything on this web site sounds wonderful it seems their agenda is for the government to provide for every need. One of their official positions is equal education for everyone by providing before and after school child care, medical and mental care, meals, counseling, tutoring and other services on a federal level.

Forget parents The government will take care of you. They will decide what your child eats, wears and thinks. If that is the government you want, then don’t vote Sheila and others like her out of office.
Early voting starts Oct. 18th.If you register to vote and you are not a U. S. citizen, you may be put in jail for 180 days and fined up to $2,000. Read the Voter Application before signing.

Jim Thompson, Earl Bockel &
Elmer Murphy III
Earl received a 50 year Masonic service award September 16th. Earl joined a lodge in Pearland in 1960. Then a group of 200
men, in 1964 formed the Albert J. De Lange Lodge and met in Clo Lafleur’s red barn. Earl is an Almeda boy and was one of the charter members and the only charter member still living. Over the past 50 years he has helped many men to learn what is required for a man to learn before becoming a Mason. Earl was involved when the lodge built a 40 x 80 metallic building at 5415 Grapevine in 1970.
One thing Earl is solely responsible for is a beautiful gavel he made out of wood from his family’s homestead built in 1844 along the banks of Brays Bayou. By the 1920’s, that area was too crowded to suit his grandfather, so he bought property just inside Harris County along Clear Creek on Hooper Road. Earl and his brother, Dick, grew up next door to their grandparents. As kids they swam in Clear Creek knocking aside the water moccasins. Earl would ride his horse to attend the Almeda Methodist Church. He would hitch his horse up in front of the adjoining feed store. His father, on the way to Houston with the milk from their dairy, would give Earl a ride to school. Before school Earl helped milk 42 cows and load the ten gallon milk cans on the truck. During the winter the dirt road became a long mud hole . The milk was loaded onto a wagon and hauled to the truck which was parked on the gravel road beside the school.

Earl went to Almeda school, then Johnson Jr. High and San Jacinto. He joined the Navy in 1947. His enlistment was up in 1950 but was required to serve another year because of the conflict in Korea. When he got home he proceeded to build a house next door to his father, “Shorty”. The day after he finished the house, w
ith three rooms and a bath, he married Billie Lee Atkinson. They had six children, but experienced the loss of two infants. Later, Earl lost Billie in 1989. Two days after Billie’s death, Daisy Sasser lost her husband. In 1996, they were married. She was by his side when Earl lost his oldest son, John.

Earl had provided for his family by operating his own machine shop until he joined the Harris County Sherriff’s Dept. in 1975. He retired in’92 after 21 years in the homicide division. His partner, Ronnie Philipp, became a close friend and came for Earl’s award ceremony at the lodge.

For 50 years, Earl was a trusted loyal member and served as treasurer for 30 years. Comments made by friends and members meant more than the pin he received. One of the greatest compliments any man could receive
was from Earl’s son, Bob, who said, “My dad is the greatest man I’ve ever known, always there when needed. He is a great man of character, who I look up to and respect.”

Pastor B. T. Taylor Celebrates 18 years
Pastor Taylor and the Abiding
Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the entire month of October the anniversary of their church. Every Sunday will be a revival with guest ministers and special music working towards an e
xtraordinary program Oct. 31st at 3pm. Visitors are welcomed.

The church organized in 19
92 with 39 members, half were children. Pastor Taylor saw an ad in the Greensheet of a church for sale near Almeda Road for $75,000. He contacted the pastor of the St. Thomas Orthodox Church of India. They agreed that after they had their services, Pastor Taylor and his congregation would meet. The members of St. Thomas stood during their services so Taylor had to bring in some chairs. This went on until St. Thomas had their million dollar building finished in Missouri City. In 1993, Pastor Taylor and his congregation closed the deal with a down payment of $25,000. Since then they have bought 2 1/2 more acres for $34,000, doubled the size of the building, paved the parking lot, and they are debt free. But the best improvement is that they have 300 members on the roll.

Pastor Taylor can relate to the needs of his people. For 28 years he worked full time at Cameron Iron Works traveling from Canada to Venezuela to promote Cameron’s oil field equipment at conventions. In Venezuela, he won a prize for having the best booth. The local news put his picture on the front page, but he had to find someone to read the article written in Spanish.

His bosses trusted him with a million dollar budget. They also overlooked the fact that he was suppose fly out Saturday or Sunday after a convention not Friday, but they knew why he was in a hurry. He was working as a full time pastor for 14 1/2 years at Loyal Missionary Baptist Church in Houston. The only Sunday he missed was when he was in Venezuela.

When Cameron cut down on their operations, Taylor had to take early retirement at the age of 47. In stead of retiring, he went back to college. He had attended TSU on a scholarship, which he had earned as the salutatorian in the small country school of Grapeland, TX. At TSU he met a pretty girl and courted her for two years. They got married on June 3, 1958. A year later, when Taylor was 21, their first son was born:

Now that he was retired and the kids were grown, he could afford to go to Houston Graduate School of Theology where he got a Masters of Arts Degree when he was 55. He is now on the board of trustees at HGST. For his thesis, Pastor Taylor wrote “Baptism from a Black Perspective.” It became a book. He still has a few copies which is in the Library of Congress, 17 libraries, and was sold in book stores.

After planting a church at 14145 Bridgeport across from Almeda Elementary, Taylor went on to get a pastoral counseling degree. Several years later, Leola, his wife of 50 years, died on March 9, 2008. He could have curled up in a dark room, but his family of four boys, two girls, and 12 grandchildren stayed close as well as his church family. So close to him, he could not fall. And he kept busy.“I didn’t have time to have a pity party,” he said.

He is looking forwarded to more church improvements at the spot he loves. A spot where as a country boy, he can appreciate the occasional crow of a chicken. At the age of 72, Pastor Taylor says, “I’ve had a fantastic life,” Pastor Taylor says. “I’m enjoying myself on the way to heaven.”

His favorite verse is I Corinthians 1:3 “Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Register to vote online. Www.sos.state.tx.us


THIS YEAR YOU HAVE A CHOICE
STEVE MUELLER Challenges AL GREEN

How they stand on the issues.
2nd AMENDMENT Right of Self Defense Al Green gets an “F” rating from both the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Gun Owners of America (GOA) http//gunowners.org/111hrat.htm
Steve Mueller The right of self-defense is granted by God, because he is the author of life. The 2nd amendment is the most important amendment because it has teeth to protect all the others. Steve is a Life-time member of GOA and a member of the NRA.

CAP AND TRADE Al Green voted FOR even though Candidate Obama said in Jan. 2008 “under my plan, of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket:” Texas stands to lose anywhere from 144,597 to more than 196,928 jobs by 2030 if a cap-and-trade energy bill...becomes law.” source: Jan. 2008 talk with San Francisco Chronicle Houston Business Journal Oct. 9, 2009

Steve Mueller is AGAINST Cap-&-Trade

BAILOUTS Green voted FOR
Mueller is AGAINST bailouts. The bailouts violate the Constitution and violate free enterprise causing bad business to remain open and causing the economy to languish.

OBAMA CARE
Green voted FOR even though it will have a drastic effect on our own medical center
Mueller is AGAINST Obama Care. It is also unconstitutional. We need to improve things, but breaking the Supreme Law of the Land is not the way to do it. The many new taxes and regulations rob liberty and destroy freedom.

IMMIGRATION Green serves on the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism but voted against the Real ID Act of 2005, against the Border Security Bill, against the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and the Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006 Source Project Vote Smart
Mueller is FOR immigration reform, but only with Securing the Borders FIRST and “immediate” registering of all aliens with deportation only for criminals, NO earned citizenship for registered aliens for at least a decade since they have demonstrated a lack of obedience to the law by coming here illegally
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LIFE Green has a 4% rating out of a possible 100% from the National Right to Life Committee
Mueller. Life is from God. He was interviewed and endorsed by Texas Right to Life PAC

HOMOSEXUAL Congressman Green participated in the Gay Pride Parade.
Mueller “Homosexuals have rights just like everyone else, but no special rights.
Marriage is between one man and one woman.”
Steve Mueller is a 49 year old native Texan, married to his wife Joyce for almost 25 years. Blessed with seven children, vested with an interest in limiting regulations and taxes within the framework of the Constitution so that America might be strong again. Let freedom ring.
Candidate for U. S. Representative District 9 www.ElectSteveMueller.com

Robert Andrews from Angola Africa
Our next big challenge will be to place 17.5 million pounds of concrete on top of the first steel roof. The steel roof isn’t strong enough to support the weight of the wet concrete so we’ll give it some extra support with air. Kinda amazing when you think about it. Solid steel and concrete need air to support them. The stuff you can’t see keeps the things you can see from falling apart. Reminds me of Colossians 1:16 & 17: “For by Him all things were created, that are in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

CONGRATULATIONS

Bill and Dahlia Rae Andrews celebrated 63 years of marriage September 12, 2010. If you saw a man and a woman with white hair in their 80’s on a hot day in August sweeping the side road along 521, it was Bill and Dahlia. They were cleaning up the mess the city of Houston left on the access road to their home. An 18-wheeler, city owned truck, had caught fire. The city put the fire out leaving the contents for a heavy duty trash truck to picked up. They picked up the big stuff but left behind glass and small stuff,. Rather than complain Bill and Dahlia just grabbed some brooms. (Then they complained? Maybe a little?)

Utah and Ann Brady celebrated 58 years of marriage on September 16, 2010.

Milton and Peggy Zwahr celebrated 57 years on Sept. 26, 1953. They have three sons: David, Steve and Jon. Three grandchildren: Shonda, Kayla, Steven Jr. and five greats: Ava, Aisha, Dayssi, Tristan, and Lily.

RIDDLE OF TEN TREES
Skeet Donaho’s fiancĂ©e , Kim, and Fred Bones, both, said it is easy to plant five rows of trees with four in each row with only ten trees if you plant them in the shape of a star. Each tree is in two rows.

Community Pep Rally
Every one is invited to a pep rally at the parking lot of Hightower High School Oct. 2 from 3 to 5 before the football game between Elkins and Hightower. Free to the community face painting, balloons etc

FBC Commissioner Morrison, Precinct 1, will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting in Arcola Oct. 14th at the Arcola City Hall located at 13222 Hwy 6 from 6:30 P.M. till 8:00P.M. Call 281-344-9400 for more info.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy birthday Devin De Leon from Shenell and Pete

Gladys Dagg will celebrate her 95th birthday on October 10th.

VINSON LIBRARY
Learn Spanish from 11am to 1pm every Mon. Needlework Club meets every Thur. To join a community garden program call 832-393-4250
Mon. 11am-7pm, Tue. 10am-6pm, Wed. 10am-6pm, Thur. 11am-7pm., Fri. 10am-6pm, Closed Sat. & Sun. 832-393-2120

Our News is Available On line
http://almedaournews.blogspot.com

Almeda Moe
Kitchen advice-Moe says the best way to avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables is to get someone else to hold the vegetable while you chop. Bedroom advice - Moe says If your wife has the habit of hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock. put a mouse trap on top. He guarantees instead of her going back to sleep she will jump right out of bed.
Bathroom advice - Moe says, “A sure way to avoid arguments with females about lifting the toilet seat is to just use the sink. Moe has advice for almost everything, but he needs advice to find a good divorce lawyer.

BO
Bo is the president’s dog. Naturally, he is special. But should a dog have his own private plane trip when the president has asked the American people to tighten their belt and be willing to make sacrifices? According to an article Plane Crazy on Michelle Malkin’s web site, when the president and family went on vacation in Maine. Bo was flown up in a separate jet with one attendant.

Pastor Jakob Klingenberg
40 years of Pastoral Ministry

Anderson Road Baptist Church located at 5114 Anderson Rd will celebrate their pastor's 40th Anniversary Oct. 3, 2010, at 10:30 am.
Pastor Klingenberg has had a remarkable journey from his roots in Russia, to the Hills of Tennessee for college and seminary training, and eventually to our church in 1970.
The leadership of the North American Baptist Conference, stated Pastor Klingenberg is like King David, a shepherd with integrity of heart and leads with skillful hands (Psalm 78:72). He is like Jesus Christ, faithfully serving with a willing loving, spirit empowered, sacrificial and joyful servant's heart.
Together Pastor Klingenberg and his wife Janell have had a major role in ministering to our church families and the community at large. We thank them for jointly shepherding our church families for 40 years. We also congratulate our pastor on recently celebrating his 82nd birthday. WE LOVE AND THANK YOU Pastor Jakob and Janell Klingenberg!!!!

ALMEDA SCHOOL
Almeda School welcomes five new teachers to accommodate 803 students, their largest enrollment in recent years. The teachers are Maria Carrillo, Keyana Williams, Ana Acosta-Melendez, Veracalina Pichon-Porter, Debi Pyper Reynolds. Even when they were housed in temporary buildings last year Almeda attained the goal of being rated an Exemplary school of excellence.

Lula Bell Elam Whitley called. Her parents lived on Almeda School Road near Clear Creek in the 20’s. Like most everybody else back then, they had a dairy. The barn is gone. The house is barely standing. Lula Bell is selling it and an acre of land. Call her at 713 529 2605 if interested.

Funeral services for Dick Bockel will be Wednesday Oct. 20th at 10am at South Park Funeral Home in Pearland. Visitation will be Tue. from 6pm to 8pm.