July 2012 Issue

                              JULY 31ST A DAY TO CHOOSE



Suppose you have two applicants for a job in your home and they each said bad things about the other. Would you go with the one that was most convincing or would you check out all the stories?

It is just as important to know about a candidate because our representatives make the rules that control our homes and children from the amount of water you use to flush, the kind of light bulb you can buy, etc.

Next to the president, the most important person to elect is a senator. They will vote on laws for at least six years and usually longer. The choice in the Republican party is between an old time member of the Republican party, David Dewhurst, or Ted Cruz, who is supported by people dissatisfied with the way the country is going and blame the lackluster performance of the Republicans as well as the policies of the Democrats. Both men are good and stand for policies that will serve us well.

The reason Ted Cruz gets my vote is that he has the energy and determination to stand strong for those policies. This is such a close race it could be decided by one vote. Check them out and also Carl Pittman, who is my choice for Harris County Sheriff.



        R. L. Buddy and Dorothy Chesser Celebrate 53 years

On June 6, 1959, Buddy and Dorothy Pyburn tied the knot at the Almeda United Methodist Church where they had met while attending the youth meetings.

Dorothy was a toddler when she came to Almeda in 1939 while Buddy was growing up in the Blue Ridge oil field and Pierce Junction, a small community of Gulf and Humble oil field workers and their families. He still thinks of Pierce Junction as his home town although the oil companies moved all the homes off the property in 1955.



Although they both graduated from San Jacinto High School, it was at the church where they met while attending a small youth group. Buddy went off to Texas A&M but one week end, all his friends were out of town so he asked Dorothy to go to a ‘picture show’ at the Metropolitan or Lowes. For the next six years, their friendship deepened. Dorothy got a degree at Texas Christian U. and Buddy went to the Army after Texas A&M. In 1958, they were engaged and married one year later. Dorothy became a teacher of the deaf and a speech therapist in Spring Branch School Dist.

In 1960, Buddy and his father bought Almeda Feed and Supply. For the next 30 years Dorothy was a big help to Buddy as her father, Al Pyburn, was owner and operator of Almeda Feed and Supply from 1944 to 1954.

Like her father, Buddy too, ranched on the side. As the wife of a cattleman, Dorothy is a member of the Texas Coastal Cattlewomen and is responsible for bringing the Beef for Father’s Day to Pyburn’s Grocery.

Buddy has slowed down now but when he had a hip replacement, he was back on a horse six weeks later. Dorothy would have preferred that he spent a little less time on the horse and more time in church where she was a dedicated Sunday School teacher for 50 years. Her goal was that the children would continue as adults to know and pass it on to their children that, “Church is a good place to come and everybody here loves you.”

Buddy and Dorothy’s love for one another has carried them through some good times and some rough times for 53 years as they raised two children, Brad and Susan, and still enjoy seeing three grandsons grow up.
 

      WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT PROBLEMS?

You ever had someone do you wrong? Me too. I was trying to decide how to respond, should I yell, use the silent treatment or just burn the toast. Imagine my surprise when I saw a list of Bible verses and the one that seemed to address my problem said to read I Corinthians 13. That’s the love chapter. The last verses I would have thought of, but they worked. Following are a list of verses that might help you from the website of www.marriagemissions.com Adultery Matthew 5:27-32

Adversity Matthew 10:16-39 Anger Matthew 5:22-24

Anxiety Matthew 6:19-34 Conceit Luke 18:9-14

Covetousness Mark 7:21-23 Crime Matthew 15:17-20

Death John 11:25,26 Depravity John 3:19-21

Divorce Mark 10:2-12 Doubt Matthew 14:28-31

Drunkenness Luke 21:34-36 Excuses Luke 14:15-24

Extravagance 1 Timothy 6:7-12 Fault finding Matthew 7:1-5

Fear Luke 12:5 Flesh Romans 13:14

Greed Luke 12:15-31 Hatred / Enemies Matthew 5:43-48

Hypocrisy Matthew 23:27,28 Judging Matthew 7:1

Lip service Matthew 7:21 Lust Mark 4:18,19

Self-exaltation Luke 14:11 Self-righteousness Luke 18:11,12

Sin John 8:34-36 Submission 1 Peter 2:13-17

Swearing Colossians 3:8 Tribulation John 16:33

Worldliness 1 John 2:15-17

                    How Do You Know God Is Real?


When my grandson asked that question, I pulled out my Bible to show him how only God could accurately predict things that would happen thousands of years later. I turned to Psalms 22 where David wrote the details of Christ crucifixion. “How do you know David existed,” he asked. “How do you know George Washington existed,” I asked. “I never saw him. Maybe he is just fake,” says this ten year old. Then I pull out our genealogy but even that didn’t convince him that anyone he couldn’t see was real. My son had taught him to challenge everything, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing to do.

I realized that although I know, I couldn’t prove that God is real. You say He parted the Red Sea to save the nation of Israel. But a strong wind blew that water back. Just a coincidence it happened before the Egyptian army arrived. Can’t explain away a miracle, give the credit to mother nature or even the devil, but not to God or Jesus. After considering all the facts what we believe not only reflects our intelligence but also our heart. Hebrews 3:12 says “Take heed brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.”

                                    WHAT DOES THE HOSPITAL CHART SAY?
1. The patient refused autopsy. 2. The patient has no previous history of suicides. 3. The skin was moist but dry. Nice to know the charts are written by the people who take care of you.

                                Happy Fourth of July



We celebrate the day the founders of this nation declared our independence from England. Enjoy your dimensioning freedom as this country is coming under global control as designed by Agenda 21.

                                        Agenda 21


Agenda 21 is a global plan developed by leaders of 178 countries. To reach the goals of this plan according to Sec. 1 Chap. 2.11 “better management of natural resources that takes into account the necessities of sustainable development.”

Pay close attention when you hear those words sustainable development. In order to achieve sustainable development they will have to have control. Control of water, energy, land, and food will be enforced by local regulations. This is being done now to a certain extent by giving grants with strings attached.

To educate the population or to enforce the plan takes money. How about 0.7% of our GNP?

One problem of achieving the goal according to Chap. 5.3 “too many people –too much consumption causing stress on the planet.” How do these designers of Agenda 21 plan to cut down on too many people? Forced abortion, instigating wars in certain countries, or labor camps like Russia had where 20 million people died for the good of the state? Or more of what happened in India “coercive sterilization,” where a doctor performed 53 sterilization operations in two hours on poor women in a room without running water. For details see Breakpoint .org Could that happen here? No way! We always have running water. But from 1929-1970, in the United States Agenda 21 cont. ...there were more than 60,000 victims of forced or coerced sterilization. Victims from the most marginalized ranks of society—persons with purported or real mental illness or other disabilities, prisoners, low-income people, whites and blacks, who were blamed for increasing the public assistance rolls. The 1927 ruling upholding sterilization has not been officially overturned.


Could it happen again? Ch. 2.1 in Agenda 21 says, “For success, it is important to overcome confrontation.”

Sec. 4 on Means of Implementation addresses the way to overcome confrontation. Education is involved in every aspect of the Agenda so: “Reorienting education toward sustainable development (36.3) “Endorse the recommendation arising from the World conference on Education for All. (36.4) “...ensure that every school is assisted in designing environmental activity work plans.” (36.5)

Our schools are instructing students to be aware of the importance of taking care of the earth. Some might call it brainwashing. Visit a school on earth week and you will see a hall full of beautiful posters illustrating the importance to care for the earth. You might be shocked to see the guidelines of what teachers are to teach in order for the school to receive grants.

Type in Agenda 21, go to the UN website, and read all 40 chapters. You will see why it is so important to elect people from the local to the Federal level to stand for the sovereignty of the United States.

                                        FEEDBACK



Even tho I have been gone from Almeda since 1964 I still like to read about it and the people. With the upcoming 4th of July my mind goes back to when I was a kid at the old firehouse (volunteers) the men used to BBQ all night in a large pit and the next day everyone would show up and eat. It was a great time in my life living in Almeda and being a teenager in the 1950s. Keep up the good work.                  Richard Inmon              Richard, who lives in AZ, reads the news on this blogspot.
Polly Francis sent the following:

A whale swims all day, only eats fish, only drinks water, and is fat.
A rabbit eats vegetables, runs and hops all day long, and only lives five years.
A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing energetic, yet it lives for 450 years.
And you tell me to exercise! I don't think so. I'm retired. Go around me

                                        Almeda moe


Moe was buying a large bag of dog chow for his dog, Mutt. At the check-out line a woman asked if he had a dog. What did she think he had, a cow? Moe told her, “No, I’m starting the Purina Diet again. It is a Perfect Diet. Just load your pockets with Purina Nuggets and eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I lost 50 pounds. I probably shouldn't try it again, because I ended up in the hospital last time in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.”

Horrified, the dear lady asked if Moe ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned him. “No,” Moe replied, “I slipped off a curb when I was sniffing a fire hydrant and a car hit me.”
She didn’t think Moe was the least bit funny.

                                       Coming soon:

Sam’s between HEB and 2234 on 288. Luby’s on feeder in front of Krogers and Steak & Shake near Macys.

                                        Condolences


MARY(JOYCE) DAVIS born January 28, 1933 died May 18, 2012 of an apparent heart attack, in Lebanon, Missouri where she had relocated in 2008 with daughter Linda Futch to be near her sons, Keith and Kevin Boyce. Joyce and her family moved to Almeda in 1958 and resided there until 1970 when the family moved to Fresno. Joyce loved her job in food service. She worked at Almeda Elementary then Blueridge Elementary/Middle where she retired a the age of 67. She received her GED when she was 52 and took Early Childhood Development and Food Service Classes at Wharton Jr. College earning a certificate for Food Service Managemen. Preceded in death by Jehue (Red) Boyce, husband of 32 years; O. D. Davis, husband of 23 years; son-in-law, Benny (Skipper) Futch; granddaughter, Tiffany McCarty; stepchildren, Brenda Nowak and Jimmy Davis; and brother, B. Lee Reddoch, Joyce is survived by daughters, Linda Boyce Futch and Neva/Bobby Womack of Thornton Tx; sons, Keith Boyce of Bolivar Mo., Kevin/April Boyce of Lebanon; step children, Beverly and Donald Davis, 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.


SULLIE EUGENE (GENE) COBBIN, 67, of Richmond, Texas, former Business Representative for the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAM) transitioned from this life June 18, 2012. Gene Cobbin is survived by his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Cobbin, two children, Kathy/Joseph Adams; Byron/Sonya Cobbin and stepson, Charles/Toni Horton a sister, Cora Jones, and brothers: Jimmie Cobbin, William Cobbin (Mittie), Emroy Jones, and Everett Cobbin (Arlene) Gene served as a faithful Communion Steward. Services were held by Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell at Windsor Village United Methodist Church. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Booth, Texas.

NELLIE FRANCES TUFFLY, known to her friends as Frances, passed away in a local hospital June 6, 2012. Born In Georgia Feb. 22, 1942, she is survived by her husband, Tom O. Tuffly of Arcola; a son, Herbert Timmy Mckinzie of Arcola; three grandsons, Timmy Mckenzie Jr., Danbury TX, Raymond and George Mckenzie of Santa Fe, TX; three granddaughters, Mary Mckenzie, Shara Mckenzie and Liz Mckenzie all of Fresno, TX, several great grandchildren, several brothers and sisters. Her burial was at Forest Park Lawndale Houston, TX.


               Almeda United Methodist Church Bible School


July 22-26, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.,
14300 Almeda School Road
Supper served. 713-991-2568.

                                       Community Garden


Ground breaking for Noah’s House Community Garden in conjunction with Almeda United Methodist Church and The Harvest United Methodist Church should be in mid-August. The proposal is for three raised cinder block beds for the Noah’s House garden. The men of Harvest UMW will serve hot dogs to the workers that Saturday at noon. We are asking for donations of cinder blocks, top soil, ground granite or pea gravel, landscaping timbers and pvc pipe for the water system. Please contact Tom Maples at 713-433-1578 if you can donate any of these things.

                                          Vinson Library


3810 West Fuqua Call 832 393 2120 for info on other programs. Open Tue. 10-6, Wed. 10-6, Thurs.12-8, Fri. 1-5, Sat. 10-5. Closed Sunday and Monday. web site www. houstonlibrary.org

                                       Sienna Branch Library

8411 Sienna Springs Blvd at 281-238-2900.
Sienna Branch Library Friends’ group is sponsoring its quarterly Book Sale at the Library. Thousands of children’s and adult books, CDs and DVDs are for sale. Most are $.50- $1.00. Sale times: Thurs. July 19, 6-8 p.m. Fri, & Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.


               COMMISSIONER ON YOUR CORNER


FBC Commissioner Morrison, Precinct 1, will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting in Arcola on July 12th at the Arcola City Hall located at 13222 Hwy 6 from 6:30 P.M. till 8:00P.M. He will be discussing any concerns that the residents of Precinct 1 may have. Come out to see Your Commissioner!

             WINNER OF 2011 COMCAST PROJECT


Ted a. Irving, M. A. was one of three winners of the Open Voice Contest to develop iPhone and iPadd APP to promote wwwhousvoice.com. At the time he was teaching at Hightower High School and the Digital Media Academy Director from 2005 until the fall of 2012. Go to his website at www.tedtv.tv for more information on what he has done with his winnings.

                        BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING


The Environmental Protection Agency reportedly has been using aircraft to spy on cattle ranchers in Iowa and Nebraska. Nebraska’s congressional delegation recently submitted a joint letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson expressing concerns about the surveillance, to which the EPA replied that its use of the planes is well within the legal boundaries, as well as “cost-effective.”

         CONGRATULATIONS & HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Carole Kertianis shared a fantastic celebration of her 70th birthday with her granddaughter, Ciara Knight. Carole had good reason to be proud of Ciara, who graduated June 1, 2012 from Manvel High School as Valedictorian Summa Cum Laude being first of 490 students. Ciara took advanced placement and dual credit classes giving her almost 30 college credits and a 6.88036 grade point a average. She was vice-president of MHS Chapter of National Honor Society, team captain of MHS Relay for Life team and finalist in Alvin ISD Rodeo Art Show. She has received Houston Livestock & Rodeo Opportunity Scholarship, Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship, Top 10% Scholarship, Academic UIL Scholarship, & a Terry Scholarship to Texas State. She also received a Pell Grant. She had to decline 3 other scholarships, Nolan Ryan foundation, Mohawk and Bill Walsh Memorial This allowed other students to receive them. She also received Distinguished Scholar Award in English and The scholastic Excellence Award from the Marines. All of Ciara’s family and friends are so proud of her accomplishments. And they really enjoyed the festivities for Carole and Ciara.

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                            Beef For Father's Day



Stefanie Shavers won $100 worth of beef from Pyburn's Meat Market. Texas Coastal CattleWomen sponsored the event for $50 and Steve Doan, the manager of Pyburn's Grocery Store, matched their prize making the winning amount $100. The drawing was held Friday Night with Jimmy Fallon the head butcher at Pyburn's drawing the lucky winners name from over 300 entrants. Stefanie Shavers, who works for United Health Care Fathers, cooked beef for her father, Charlie Shavers, on Father’s Day.