December 2013

THE VEIL WAS TORN APART
         The veil was a heavy curtain in the temple at Jerusalem which separated the holy place of worship from the most holy place where the high priest could enter once a year on the Day of Atonement, to offer the blood of a sacrificed animal and incense before the mercy seat to ask forgiveness of the sins of the people.
         This procedure, started by Moses after leading the Hebrew nation out of Egypt, was conducted for about 1500 years by the Jewish people.
No ordinary man dared to enter the Holy of Holies. How could a sinful man approach a holy God? They didn’t dare. Then 2013 years ago, a man led a completely sinless life. He was able to do this because he was born without a sin nature, which we all inherit from our fathers.
After leading a perfect life, this man was put to death. When he died, the veil in the Jewish temple was torn from the top to the bottom, signifying that every person has access to a holy God. Not by the blood of an animal or a priest but by the blood of the one and only Son of God. No wonder we celebrate his birth.
Merry Christmas everybody.
  HUNTER DAVIS WHITE     AUSTIN MILLER WHITE  
         Hunter White joined the Marines in 2008 fresh out of high school. Two years later he was in Afghanistan in an engineer unit building roads and FOBs. After he arrived back and was at his base in California he met Allison, a Marine sergeant. Six months after they were married, Allison was deployed to Africa. Hunter finished his tour and is going to electronics trade school.
No sooner did Hunter leave the service, his younger brother, Austin joined the Marines fresh out of high school. When he finished boot camp in August 2013, his mother made the trip to CA. for the second time to see a son graduate. Their mother, Diane Kingsbury,  has worked at Pyburns since 1994. Diane is very proud of her sons. Their sister, Kaylin, has no desire to be in the military but she is also proud of her brothers.
Austin is studying communications. His grandmother, June White, knows about communicating as a former pastor of Almeda U. Methodist Church. Austin doesn’t plan to go into that type of communication, instead he plans to become a police officer.
We are thankful that Hunter is home safely in CA. and pray that Austin will return safely also.




CLIFTON WILLIAMS PAYS TO SERVE
For the last five years, without a reminder, Williams sends in a check to put an ad in Our News. He advertises his Ministry of Prayer to pray for anyone who calls. And he refuses to accept money from anyone. Why does he do it?“The good part of God’s Spirit shared with others brings joy. And once you receive that joy you have to share it,” says William. Most of the time he just listens. Isn’t that hard to listen for 30 minutes or more? “If it’s God’s calling for you it is not that difficult.”
         For a boy raised in the Heights with six siblings, William has had some interesting experiences. Although he went to church with his family, he didn’t become a Christian until one night, at the age of 25, he heard an evangelist on TBN and responded personally to the person of Jesus Christ. Then he decided to travel to Israel. The first time he took a tour. A year later he and a friend went on their own. They were able to camp out at the Garden Tomb, catch a bus to Egypt, swim in the Nile river to name a few adventures. William decided to live in Ethiopia, so he leased his house on Ingomar Way at S. Post Oak to his brother. After spending five years overseas, William returned in 2009.
It is hard to believe that William is an introvert as he will walk up to a perfect stranger in places like the hip hop club on South Post Oak, look a person right in the eye and ask them, Do you know that Jesus Christ loves you very, very much? Then he hands a plain leaflet he prints out himself with his number if they want to talk or ask him to pray.
To William, the ultimate form of praise and worship is street evangelism. He has discovered that most of the time a person’s problem stem from having an unforgiving attitude.
Besides his prayer ministry, working full time, at United Protective Services, and getting married, he started a prison ministry at his church where once a month they go to Darrington, Carol Vance, and Pam Lyncher prisons.
He is a busy man who takes time to listen to people and to God. When he prays, he starts with praise and worship, then he asks God for His thoughts on whatever the problem is.
ALMEDA TELEPHONE BOOK
         In 1947, the Almeda Community Church published a telephone book for the residents. Only one resident had a number with the street address and that was Isom McKnelly on 12433 Ambrose. Others gave the name of the street but most were just listed as Almeda, Tex. Roy Davison, L. B. Breckenridge, S. L. Hood, W. P. Hughes, C. E. Love, Lee McBride W. B. Moody, John Myrick, S. H. Redick, Edw. Walker, were listed as Pierce Junction as they lived in the oil field camps. J. Mayfield was listed on Holmes Road.
Alum Road residents were considered part of Almeda as the names of Herbert and Wm. Allum, were included. Interesting thing about the five Allum brothers—four were crippled. According to Allen Kaufhold their mom gave them a well known remedy for stomach ache called calamine and it deteriorated their bones. Their home had a small forest of crepe myrtle trees back when you could drive four or five miles without seeing a tree. Other residents on Allum Road were Hugh Hand, Winona Harper, C. L. Hataway, Marie Heilig, Geo. Heisner, Herbert Lee, Geo. Palmer, Henry Taub, E. J. Walicek and W. H. Talley. Talley had an ad for drilling water wells-no city water back then. 
An advertisement for Flowerland Nursery said it was 4 1/2 miles from the Houston city limits. As I recall the nursery was a little south of Reed Road so Houston city limits was still about nine miles north of the Almeda post office.
The post office was between Sherman advertised as Almeda’s Leading Grocery and the Almeda Grocery (now Pyburn’s) The Almeda Grocery had more business and they also sold feed, gas and oil.
The building that is now Parker’s Hardware was the Almeda Feed and Supply. They advertised feed, paint, kitchenware, concrete culverts and septic tanks. No city sewage. You had to furnish your own culverts if you bought a piece of property and needed to cross a ditch.
More from the telephone book another time.

 SPARK PARK DEDICATION
         A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Almeda School on Nov. 20th to dedicate the Spark Park with its walking trail and an outdoor classroom built around a tree. Former principal, Beverly Cage talked to Kathleen Ownby, the director of the Spark Park program and plans were made for a park in 2009 but then Almeda School was torn down. When the school was rebuilt, plans resumed upon Mrs. Cage’s request. Although she is at another school now she was asked to cut the ribbon.
To commemorate the occasion a flag recently flown at the Texas capitol was presented to Principal, Max Pope who said, “Spark Park is an indication of a place in the heart of Texans for children and perhaps the children who will use the park will someday have a place in their hearts for their children.”
Grace Rodriquez was commended for all the work she had done to keep things running smoothly.
COMMUNITY ADVISORY PANEL
The CAP held their monthly meeting at AkzoNobel and received information on air quality and what the chemical plants do to prevent exposing the public to dangerous pollutants and odors.
Nalco Champion and AkzoNobel optimize efficiencies in manufacturing through control systems and use scrubbers to remove emissions that result from their operations. Yes they do keep the floors quite clean but the scrubbers are used to clean the air before it leaves the plant. There many scrubber designs including packed towers that create surface contact with the scrubbing agent and provide efficiencies up to 99% of contaminant emissions. These scrubbers have permit conditions by which the plants must operate within.
Remember VOC’s or Volatile Organic Compounds and NOx Oxides of Nitrogen cause ozone. The scrubbers used in plants are one way Houston has reached an 87% reduction of VOC’s.
At Akzo Nobel, the chemicals cleaned out by the scrubbers are treated and pumped down into a 6,000-7000 foot non-haz “deep well”. The mechanical integrity of the well is checked regularly so there is absolutely no problem of water wells or the environment being contaminated.
Nalco Champion doesn’t have a well but they have a temporary 90-day holding site okayed by TCQ. They also use a flare to burn off some of their chemical pollutants with a rate of 98% reduction of vapors when they can’t use the scrubber.
It is amazing how many regulations, reports, and data a chemical plant is required to maintain and submit.
When we paint our house it gives off VOC’s. When the chemical plant paints anything they have to figure the amount of VOC’s a gallon of paint emits. When asked what would happen if they didn’t report something. They laughed. That was not going to happen because as one person said, “I don’t look good in an orange jump suit.”
To attend the meetings call Mary Jane Naquin at 713-993-9317 or email m.j.naquin@argolink.net
HAPPINESS RULES
Rule 1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.    3. Live simply.
4. Give more.           5. Expect less.
This guy didn’t get what he expected.
An Illinois man pretended to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist. and forced him to drive to two ATM’s. The kidnapper then proceeded to withdraw money from his own account.
 PRISON TIME FOR VOTING FRAUD
Sonia Leticia Solis pleaded guilty in federal court in Brownsville to voting multiple times in a 2012 primary runoff election.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Solis forged absentee ballot applications for people she claimed were disabled. The scheme gave the 55-year-old five additional votes in the runoff election for the newly created 34th Congressional District. Solis faces five years in prison.
 Moe, “Our Father which art in heaven…” God, “Yes?”  Moe, “Don’t interrupt me I’m praying.” God, “But you called me.” Moe, “Called you? I didn’t call you. I’m praying. Our Father which art in heaven..”
God, “There you did it again.” “Moe, “Did what?” God, “You called me. You said, “Our Father which art in heaven. Here I am. What’s on your mind?” Moe, “I didn’t mean anything by it. I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day. I always say the Lord’s Prayer. It makes me feel good, kind of like getting a duty done.” God, “All right. Go on.”  Moe, “Hallowed be thy name…” God, “Hold it. What do you mean by that?” Moe, “By what?” God, “”Hallowed be thy name,” Moe, “It means, it means...Good grief. I don’t know what it means. How should I know? It’s just part of the prayer. What does it mean?” God, “It means honored, holy, wonderful.” Moe, “That makes sense. I never thought about what hallowed meant before. Let’s see, Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” God, “Do you really mean that?” Moe, “Sure, why not?” God, “What are you doing about it?” Moe, “Doing? Nothing, I guess I just think it would be kind of neat if you controlled everything down here like you have up there.”
God, “”Have I got control of you?” Moe, “well, I go to church.”
God, “That’s not what I asked you. What about the way you put other people down. And then the way you spend your money-all on yourself. And what about the TV shows you watch?” Moe, “I’m just as good as some of the rest of those people at church.” God, “Excuse me. I thought you were praying for my will to be done. If that happens it will start with the ones who are praying for it.”    Moe, “All right. I guess I do have some hang-ups. I could probably name some others.” God, “So could I.” Moe, “I haven’t thought about it, but I would like to, you know be really free.” God, “ Now we are getting somewhere. We’ll work together and win some victory.       Moe, “Look Lord, this prayer is taking a lot longer than usual. Could we finish up some other time?” God, “Sure. I’ll always be here.”
 Correction: Sue Hughes name was misspelled in the last issue. Nice to know Sue also known as Sue Baby is forgiving.
Almeda Moe
Moe’s grandfather is on his deathbed as the nurse, his wife, two children and Moe are at his bedside. With great effort grandpa says, "Moe, I want you to take the offices over in the Town and Country Center. Robert, I want you to take all my houses in Shadow Creek. Mary take the apartments over on 2234. And to you dear wife, please take all my stores in Almeda, Fresno and Arcola.” As Moe’s grandpa slips away, the nurse whispers to Moe, "Your grandfather must have been a hard working man to have accumulated so much property.” Moe replied, “Yeh, grandpa worked hard and he wanted to make sure we keep on working. He just gave us his delivery route.
FAMILY
Family is the basis for life,
Family is the beginning of life.
Family continues on and on,
Long after each individual life is gone.
Family life is much like a waterfall-
So much has gone on before and
Yet there is so much more to come-So much more to add to the Family Journal.
Sometimes family is like the rapids-
Just before the water pours over the falls.
 At times the family is like the placid pool That forms down stream from the falls.
Family is like the banks of the river-
That holds the water on course.
Channeling and guiding it along the way-
That leads it on to its ultimate destination.
By Rose and Carol Andrews
HAPPY 94TH BIRTHDAY ROSE
December 5, 1919 Rose Buell Andrews graced a home built beside a dirt road. You can still see some of the oak trees grown from acorns which her father planted at Hiram Clarke and Anderson. Family means a lot to Rose. Besides interesting ancestors, she has four children, 15 grands, many greats, and great greats

 ALMEDA COMMUNITY
         Every 2nd Saturday of the month at 4pm at the Almeda U. Methodist Church 14300 Almeda School Road, citizens are meeting who are concerned about making the community a safer place to live and are also seeking ways to curb home invasions/break-ins, store robberies, and vandalism. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For more info you may contact Adolph Flores at adolph.flores@att.net. 713 433 2162 or Paulette Sewice 713-434-9852.
Vinson Library/Multi-Center
3810 West Fuqua 832-393-2120 Open Tue. & Wed. 10-6 Thurs 12-8 Fri. 1-5 Sat. 10-5 Closed Sun. & Mon.         www.houstonlibrary.org Multi-Center open Mon. –Fri.
Sienna Branch Library
8411 Sienna Springs Blvd. 281-238-2900
All computer classes require registration by calling 281 238 2952 or online at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on Calendar, select Sienna Branch Library and find the program you want.
REP. REYNOLDS INDICTED
The Montgomery  County Grand Jury indicted State Representative Ronald E. Reynolds on 10 counts of barratry. Barratry is most commonly applied to an attorney who attempts to bring about a lawsuit that will be profitable to her or him. The requirement for the crime of barratry is that repeated or persistent acts of litigation are performed by the accused. Barratry is generally a misdemeanor punishable by fine or imprisonment. Disbarment is the usual punishment.
Mobile BBQ Kitchen
16 X7 trailer 7ft. Pit/smoker 4 sinks  Asking $17,000.
Call   281-451-0538 for more details.
Electric Hospital Bed
For Sale - $200    713-433-2162
Personal ads $1 a line.
CHRISTMAS AT THE PARK
George Ranch Historical Park will be a winter wonderland in Dec.
At the 1830s Jones Stock Farm, discover how the Old 300 celebrated Christmas on the frontier. Then, travel to the 1860s era to help decorate the homemade Christmas tree at the Ryon Prairie Home. On to the splendor of the holiday in the 1890s Davis Mansion, featuring fancy glass ornaments and stop in at the Sharecropper’s Farm to make paper chains and see other homemade decorations.
Enjoy the cowboy version of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Then, a Christmas Tradition Tour of the George House.
Sat. Workshops learn to make t produces a special homemade souvenir to take home. Lessons include Candle Making on Dec. 7, European Christmas Crackers on Dec. 14,Ornament Making on Dec. 21, and New Year Noise Makers on Dec. 28. Workshops at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for an additional fee of $5. Park admission is $10 kids $5. Call 281 343 0218 x 410 www.georgeranch.org
     HUNTER DAVIS WHITE     AUSTIN MILLER WHITE  
         Hunter White joined the Marines in 2008 fresh out of high school. Two years later he was in Afghanistan in an engineer unit building roads and FOBs. After he arrived back and was at his base in California he met Allison, a Marine sergeant. Six months after they were married, Allison was deployed to Africa. Hunter finished his tour and is going to electronics trade school.
No sooner did Hunter leave the service, his younger brother, Austin joined the Marines fresh out of high school. When he finished boot camp in August 2013, his mother made the trip to CA. for the second time to see a son graduate. Their mother, Diane Kingsbury,  has worked at Pyburns since 1994. Diane is very proud of her sons. Their sister, Kaylin, has no desire to be in the military but she is also proud of her brothers.
Austin is studying communications. His grandmother, June White, knows about communicating as a former pastor of Almeda U. Methodist Church. Austin doesn’t plan to go into that type of communication, instead he plans to become a police officer.
We are thankful that Hunter is home safely in CA. and pray that Austin will return safely also.


  
  


November 2013


NOVEMBER ELEVENTH         A day to honor those who have served to protect our country from foreign enemies. Let us honor them by protecting their rights as free people by electing those who will wisely serve us in all positions of government from the city and county officials to Washington DC.

ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 5TH

         Early voting is over Nov. 1st. There will be nine Propositions on the ballot which must have 2/3 of voters approval to pass. Fort Bend voters will also decide on a road and bridge bond for almost $185 million and a $48 million bond for levee and drainage facilities. Without limit as to rate or amount in payment of either. They will choose on authorizing the creation of the Ft. Bend Co. Assistance District No. 6 and the imposition of a sales and use tax at the rate of one percent for the purpose of financing the operations of the district.
Harris Co voters will decide on a $217 million bond to fix the Astrodome and a $70 million bond for an Adult Detention Center joint processing and the levying of tax, and vote on HISD and HCC trustees. City voters will pick city officials.
ALL Current Precinct Chairs MUST file for re-election! The filing deadline is Monday, December 9th at 6:00 PM. To file in Harris County, call HCRP office: 713-838-7900 or HCDP 713 802 0085.

 SUE HARRISON HUGHES 

When Sue allowed her picture to be taken, she warned the photographer not to fall. She was asked, “What if you and your tractor tip over?”
Her reply, “It hasn’t happened yet.”
As the ditch gets deeper towards Anderson Road, she holds onto the seat to keep from sliding off. She has gotten stuck.            Most of the time she manages but once a gentleman driving down Anderson saw her predicament and helped her out. Other times a neighbor helps her. Sue says, “Thank God for good neighbors.”
Sue had to learn to mange a long time ago when her husband, Billy, was no longer able to take care of the yard. Actually she learned a lot of the things boys learn, growing up in Almeda, as she was the middle daughter of three girls with no brothers.
She loves yard work but her grown children, Chuck and Janice, her grandchildren, friends and neighbors love her cooking. You have probably met her in the grocery store early in the morning. She doesn’t know a stranger.
Sue is one of the few people who never left Almeda. She has lived here more than 71 years within a mile of her first home in Almeda. She was ten when her family lived in the Almeda hotel which had been converted into apartments on Broadhurst. Sue has seen major changes since then.
One more change is coming. Her children are planning on grounding her. No more climbing a ladder to clean out the gutters and no more mowing the ditch! But she is only 81.

Air Quality in the Houston Region
Steve Smith, Technical Advisor for Houston Regional Monitoring (HRM) spoke to the Akzo Noble Nalco Champion CAP about the status and trends in area air quality. HRM’s monitors are located where industry operates, along side of those operated by the City of Houston, TCEQ and Harris County. HRM and TCEQ collect samples in canisters and chromatography. By using a $100,000 camera they can detect even a small amount of gas fumes (chromatography.)
HRM scientists conduct studies to provide data to use and evaluate effective control strategies for improving air quality while maintaining the economic viability of Houston’s industry.
         Smith reported that Houston attains five of the six EPA standards. The only one of the six not meeting the standard is Ozone. Over the past decade, there has been a significant decrease in ozone standard violations. Ozone is a respiratory irritant that is formed by the reaction of NOx (Oxides of Nitrogen from sources of combustion in plants, engines, etc.) and from VOCs in the presence of sunlight. (Volatile Organic Compounds come from almost anything you can smell such as gasoline). Summer time is the “ozone season.” The only monitor that continues to register high numbers of ozone is located at the Manvel Croix Park.
Smith said that automobiles and natural sources, plus the area’s geography and meteorology combine with Houston’s ship channel industry and population to make Houston a good incubator for ozone. With great effort to address the actual causes of ozone, the area is very near attaining the 1997, 8-hour standard. Population, production, and economy have grown, yet air quality has improved. Through effort and investment, Houston has achieved an 87% reduction in the concentrations of VOCs over the past 27 years. All area monitors are below the federal standard for Particulate Matter, another lung irritant.
Smith concluded by saying that Houston has the most extensive air monitoring network in the country. HRM has a key role in monitoring regional air quality in Houston and providing data to demonstrate that the air in the region has improved dramatically and continues to do so. Go to Houston Quality Air.com web site and get current info or call TCEQ Region 12 Air Section Help Line at 713)767-3714 and they will email you the link so you can just click on it and register to have updates on ozone levels in your area sent to you.
Community Advisory Panel (CAP) meetings at Azko Noble and Nalco/Champion chemical plants are very informative. For information about meetings contact Mary Jane Naquin at 713-993-9317 or email m.j.naquin@argolink.net
Among others at the recent CAP meeting, was Almeda’s principal, Max Pope and previous principal, Beverly Cage. Mrs. Cage is working at the HISD charter school, Energized for Excellence Academy, a school near her home. She observes teachers in K and First grade, conducts in service training and works with gifted and talented students. “I enjoy not being the boss,” she says, although she admits that her husband claims she is still the boss at home.

NEW AGE—OLD IDEA

         At the core of most religions is the attitude of ‘I can do certain things and earn my entrance into heaven.’ Now that idea has evolved into I can become like God or I can become a god and create heaven.
         When Satan tempted Eve to disobey God and eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he said, “You shall be like God, (or as gods) knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5
         Then she convinced Adam that the fruit would make them wise. When he disobeyed God, sin entered in and death by sin which was passed on to their children and on to the present generation. We are born with that inherited nature to seek whatever we want regardless of what God says.
So it should be no surprise that as our nation turns away from the words of God given to us in the Bible, people will seek and accept various means to be guided in life and live apart from God and His ways. In effect they are working toward becoming their own God and worshipping self.
Most people would denounce witchcraft or sorcery but books on positive thinking, self esteem, self help books are good, right? They can be but if they promote self and lead to worship of self instead of seeking God’s glory, and depending on Him, those techniques and hundreds of other ways man has thought up will lead to separation from God and His goodness.
Nine out of ten people will say you have to be good to go to heaven. But the Bible says by grace you are saved and that not of yourselves. It is a gift of God. Not of works lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8&9. That gift was given when the one and only Son of God, Jesus Christ, took the punishment for the world. But a gift only helps those who receive it. What are we saved from? We are saved from the power and penalty of our own desire to live our own way rather than the way God our Creator desires us to live. (Matt. 1:21) The power of those desires we know. The penalty is eternal separation from the giver of life.
For Christians to keep from being caught up into the religion of becoming god, we must know what the Bible teaches. The world is listening to educated men who are influenced by Satan just like Eve was. What can they expect? Read II Thessalonians 2: 1-2.
 Kent Wistrand grew up in the Almeda area, but has spent the last 60 years as a missionary working in Mexico. Not many 85 year old men recovering from by-pass heart surgery would drive 2,600 miles to work. In Kent’s newsletter he relates events to praise God for and some of the dangers he faced because of floods, mud slides, opposition, etc. If ever a man has earned the right to retire he has, but he believes we should,
Hang in there         because,        HE hung there for us.

 BEAUTIFUL ORANGES

         How nice it is to step out in your back yard and pick an orange and oh so sweet when it fully ripens on the tree. Back in the 1890’s and the first decade in the 1900’s settlers from up north flocked to Almeda when developers sent brochures of ripe oranges growing on trees. Later it was rumored that those oranges in the photo had been tied to green hedges on the old Worlin place off of Fellows Road.
         At any rate farmers sick of the cold in Iowa and Ohio moved to the sunny south where Hooper and Hicks, from Texas, and Higbee of Illinois drew up a 250 acre town site. At the suggestion of Dr. Willis King they named the town Almeda, after his daughter. King had an adjoining planned orchard of 366 acres on the southeast of the town. West of the 250 acre town was the Fruitland addition with deed restrictions.
In 1909, E. L. Jones bought ten acres for $750, at 7% interest. His deed required him to fence it in, plow five acres, and plant at least two acres in orange or fruit trees. He was also required to build a habitable residence and other buildings within a year of the sale. Several habitable houses popped up in the Almeda area. Habitable meant a roof, four walls and a door. Floors and windows were nice. Another building was required since they didn’t have indoor plumbing. Some habitable houses were often referred to as shotgun houses. You could stand in the front door and shoot a shotgun out the back door before the pellets would scatter inside the house.
Jones could look around at the homes of earlier settlers and see the orange trees growing almost as high as their hopes. But all those hopes were dashed in 1911 when a hard freeze killed any vision of raising citrus fruit commercially.
Empty shotgun houses dotted the prairie as many settlers moved to what they hoped would be greener, sunnier pastures. Only once has it got as cold as it did in 1911. Citrus trees do quite well in Almeda, Fresno and Arcola if they are protected during a freeze.

Fake Websites

According to John McAfee, the founder of the McAfee Antivirus, the way the Obama care web site is set up, makes it possible for fake websites be set up to fool people to think they’re signing up for Obamacare. Anybody can put up a web page and claim to be a broker for this system. There is no central place to go and find out if the web site you pick is a fake or official, Any hacker can put a website up, make it look extremely competitive and request your Social Security number, your birth date, and your health issues. Identity theft paradise.

 YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

         Rep. Pete Olson, announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to investigate the use of federal funds by Planned Parenthood, which has received $542 million in taxpayer dollars during 2011 while performing a record of 333,964 abortions. Planned Parenthood reported excess revenues exceeding $87 million and net assets of more than $1.2 billion.
They paid over $4 million to settle claims of Medicaid fraud. While claiming to support the interests of women, Planned Parenthood has also shown an apparent willingness to support the sex trafficking of minor girls and allegedly turned a blind eye to unsafe and unsanitary conditions, Seventy-two Members of Congress who made the request for a GAO investigation asked the watchdog to specify the amount, source, and expenditure of federal tax dollars by Planned Parenthood and five other organizations that provide or promote abortion here and abroad.
     Earlier this year, Black and Vitter introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which would remove federal taxpayer support for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers under Title X family planning grants. Campaign money sent in to Congress by those organizations who opposed the bill HR61 was 12% more than those in favor.
The above information was taken from the Heritage website.
Regardless of how you feel about abortion is it right for the government to subsidize a business with tax dollars? You say it is done all the time and that may be true, but is it right?

 FEEDBACK: What is Mary Anderson, Arcola’s previous mayor doing?    "I took early retirement, after 35 years, and I am having a great time. I spend a lot of time with my mom we go out to lunch several times during the week. I am in the process of doing a complete remodel of my home and I am looking for someone to take music lessons from. I am just happy to be able to do a lot things that I could not do if I was working. And I thank God that my health is a good as it is. How sweet it is. HA HA  HA"

Johnny Walker lives in Mexico. He would like to reconnect with old friends. His email address is dalray@ymail.com 
Any body know how to get in touch with Clo and Dorothy LeFleur?

 Sherry Keyworth sent the following:

Only the Beginning

Just the beginning when we first believe
That Jesus died on the cross for you & me
He’s waiting to guide us to things on earth
That gives our lives new meaning & rebirth
He is always there to lead with His guiding hand
Because He knows we need His love in this sinful land.
Take hold of the supernatural Power of God,
And go tell all of His wonderful plan
To redeem us back to His waiting Hand.
Thought for the Day: Isn’t it great when you put your whole trust in God thru Jesus. We never have to worry about our future because He never defaults on His promise.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy path.
Back Yonder in Almeda
160 pages of history and illustrations of the metropolitan area of Almeda founded in 1892 and serving citizens from Holmes Road to Arcola. Pick up a copy at Debbie’s Barber Shop in 14000 block of Almeda Road for $12 or Call 713 433 1098 to have a copy mailed to you. A few slightly marred books available for $10 plus postage.

Commissioner Richard Morrison
 Precinct 1, will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting in Fresno on Nov. 7th at the Mustang Community Center at 4525 FM 521 North at 6:30 P.M. He will be discussing any concerns that the residents of Precinct 1 may have.
MTM offers free rides, if you schedule a ride 48 hours before your doctor’s appointment. Call 1-855-687-4786.
Vinson Library
3810 West Fuqua 832-393-2120 Open Tue. & Wed. 10-6 Thurs 12-8 Fri. 1-5 Sat. 10-5 Closed Sun. & Mon.         www.houstonlibrary.org
Multi-Center  Regular hours Mon. thru Thur. 8 to 5  Fri. 10 am-?
Early voting at Multi-Center
Sienna Branch Library
8411 Sienna Springs Blvd 281-238-2900.Library closed Nov. 11th, 28th –Dec. 1st. www.fortbend.lib.tx.us library website is always open. Library now accepts credit cards for payment of fines & fees. “Public Records at Your Fingertips,” Thur. Nov. 14, at 10:00 am.*Book Club Mon.Nov.18th at 1:30 pm,*Free practice SAT test Nov. 9th at 10am *Call for regular children’s programs. *“MS Excel Survival Basics,” Wed. Nov. 6th, at 10:00 am  *Introduction to Microsoft Office for Spanish-Speaking Adults,” on Thur., Nov. 7th, at 6:00 pm,*MS PowerPoint Accelerated: Basics & Beyond,” on Sat., Nov. 2, at 2:00 pm,
Community of One Gospel Fest
Council Member Larry V. Green, Houston City Council, District K, along with the West Orem Family YMCA Board of Directors will be hosting a Community of One Gospel Fest on Sat. Nov. 9th, from 6 PM - 8 PM, at The Fountain of Praise, 138950 Hillcroft Avenue. Invited Church Choirs include The Fountain of Praise, Windsor Village United Methodist Church, Brentwood Baptist Church, Riceville Mt. Olive Baptist Church, The Church at Bethel's Family, and Iglesias Cristiana Ebenezer, Recording Artist, Kurt Carr & the Kurt Carr Singers will also perform. Call 832-393-3016 or 713-726-1606 for ticket info.
If you board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, you have to show identification, why not to vote?
 Mobile BBQ Kitchen
16 X7 trailer 7ft. Pit/smoker 4 sinks  Asking $17,000. Call         281-451-0538 for more details.
Electric Hospital Bed
For Sale - $200    713-433-2162
ALUMINUM WINDOWS
Three 36x61, three 46x71, one 71x71     Call 713 437 0731
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Almeda Moe

Moe took his mom out for breakfast. She ordered the Seniors Special with two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $2.99. “But I don’t want the eggs,” she told the waitress. 'Then, I'll have to charge you $3.49 because you're ordering a la carte,' the waitress said.
“You mean I'll have to pay for not taking the eggs?' 'YES!' replied the  waitress.. “I'll take the special then,” said Moe’s mom.
'How do you want your eggs?' the waitress asked.
'Raw and in the shell,' she replied.
After breakfast, Moe’s mom took the eggs home and baked cookies.

DISTRICT K NEWS
The current General District K News:
Fall Roll-Out of Expanding Single Stream Recycling Program for District K Neighborhoods
Council Member Green is pleased to announce that the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department has added 70,000 additional households citywide to its single-stream automated curbside recycling program. As part of this curbside expansion, residents within these selected neighborhoods will receive one 96-gallon green automated cart. This will be similar to the black automated garbage cart. Only 5,573 households out of the 70,000 citywide will receive single-stream recycling within District K this round. Subdivisions included in the October 2013 expansion curbside Automated Recycling Program are: Anderson Oaks, Brentwood Place, Brentwood Village, Briargate (west of Blue Ridge Rd.), Briarwick, Chasewood, Chasewood Meadows, Mayfair Park, Quail Run, Quail Glen, Southwest Crossing, Southwest Manor, and Willow Park II,

 WELCOME HOME TED CRUZ


Hundreds of people stood for two hours crammed into a warehouse to welcome the man they believe fought hard in Washington DC to keep the promises he made to Texans.
         The leader of the event at the King Street Patriots headquarters was Catherine Englebrecht, a country girl raised in Richmond, TX. Katherine looked fine in a plain pair of blue jeans as she spoke before national news cameras and a group of people who are disappointed with the established Democrats and Republicans. Katherine said, “I don’t want to see my children’s future sacrificed because  those we elected don’t put it all on the line.”
         As a leader of Houston’s local Teaparty, Katherine has ignited the fire in the belly of the common voter who is tired of a government taking more control of our lives every day. In spite of the fact that Cruz’s primary opponent was better known and had six dollars of campaign money for every dollar Cruz had, he won because the majority of Texans agree with the policy of less government and less taxes and believed he would fight for them.
     After Ted’s father led the group in a word of prayer and pledge to the flags, Texas flag too, Ted was introduced by M. Berry, a local radio announcer. Senator Cruz could barely make his way through the crowd amid the wild cheers.
      He didn’t talk about what he had done but what the people across the nation accomplished by connecting with their congressional leaders such as: no action was taken in Syria, amnesty was set aside, and gun control laws were defeated. The House of Representatives listened to the people as they tried to defund Obama care, unlike the Senate.
      When asked about the mean things that were being said about him, Ted replied, “Who cares. I don’t work for the party bosses, I work for the people of Texas.”

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

         Rep. Pete Olson, announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to investigate the use of federal funds by Planned Parenthood, which has received $542 million in taxpayer dollars during 2011 while performing a record of 333,964 abortions. Planned Parenthood reported excess revenues exceeding $87 million and net assets of more than $1.2 billion.
They paid over $4 million to settle claims of Medicaid fraud. While claiming to support the interests of women, Planned Parenthood has also shown an apparent willingness to support the sex trafficking of minor girls and allegedly turned a blind eye to unsafe and unsanitary conditions, Seventy-two Members of Congress who made the request for a GAO investigation asked the watchdog to specify the amount, source, and expenditure of federal tax dollars by Planned Parenthood and five other organizations that provide or promote abortion here and abroad.
     Earlier this year, Black and Vitter introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which would remove federal taxpayer support for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers under Title X family planning grants. Campaign money sent in to Congress by those organizations who opposed the bill HR61 was 12% more than those in favor.
The above information was taken from the Heritage website.
Regardless of how you feel about abortion is it right for the government to subsidize a business with tax dollars? You say it is done all the time and that may be true, but is it right?








October 2013

Gertrude Wagner  has worked in the cosmetic department at Walgreens for 31 years. Is that newsworthy? It is if you are 93 years old and your arthritis is so severe you can’t stand up straight. Three days a week Wagner is on her feet for eight hours a day pushing a cart to restock the shelves and re-pricing marked down items. Does she need the money? “Not at all. I work because it is a pleasure to work. It helps keep me active.”
         Active like getting up at 4am so she has time to read her Bible and pray for one hour. Then getting to work early so she can get a good parking space as she doesn’t want to use the disability spots that a customer might need. After work she spends more time reading and studying for the lesson she teaches every Sunday to the adult ladies class.
Sitting around the house every day doesn’t appeal to a woman who has worked all her life. Growing up in Corsicana, she worked on a farm. When she was 19, she met and married a truck driver for Joe D. Hughes in Pierce Junction where they raised their son. In 1955, they bought a house in Brookhaven. Although they moved, Gertrude managed to keep her long time friends by following  her church in Pierce Junction to Almeda, then to Minnetex, then to 14011 South Freeway. You just might say she is loyal to her church and her job. A job which makes it possible for her to contribute more to her church and support missionaries.


GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN NO BIG DEAL
        When the government shutdown in 1977, 800,000 federal employees were put on furlough, which was less than 1/5 of the 4,476 million federal employees that kept on working.
ARCOLA FEED TRADE DAY OCTOBER 26TH
From 9am to 4pm, buy, sell, and trade plants, cattle, rabbits, chickens, crafts, etc with your neighbors at 6215 FM 521. All proceeds from the vendor fee of $25 is given to Breast Cancer Awareness. For more info call 281-431-1014.
AZKO NOBEL
On Sept. 18th, fire trucks, Fort Bend and Harris Co. sheriff vehicles, and other emergency personnel were at the Azko Nobel Chemical Plant. It was a drill so first responders would know the lay out of the plant and how to respond in case of a real emergency.
According to Dan Trevino, the Safety Manager, Azko Nobel is an OSHA STAR, meaning they are in the top five per cent of  all the chemical plants as far as following the Voluntary Protection Program. Last year OSHA spent three weeks on site auditing every aspect of the plant before giving them a Star rating. Not every chemical plant would invite such close scrutiny.
NALCO CHAMPION
Plant Manager Chris Gonzales, says they are expanding and have bought the church property across the street from their plant in Fresno. More on that later.
ALL IN THE FAMILY

Freddie Robinson is grooming the oldest of three daughters to eventually take over South Post Oak Recycling Center. He has put in a minimum of 60 hours a week for almost 20 years at his business. They have prided themselves on being a family owned and operated business
Robinson started working when he was 12 years old and is nearing 30 years in the scrap metal and recycling industry. His experience prior to owning his own business included working for Cameron Iron and Reynolds Aluminum Recycling. It was in May of 1994 that he decided to tackle the demand of entrepreneurship. Ten years later, after launching  1 the South Post Oak location he opened another site on Holmes Road. He is starting to think about retirement and when asked what the next chapter of life looks like he replied, “I’d like to work more in my church and do more social work. “As far as total retirement,” he says, “I’d probably die if I quit.”
         As his daughter, Brandi Harleaux, learns the business he hasn’t stepped off the gas in terms of his dedication to the company; still putting in 60 plus hours weekly.
Brandi received a masters in business psychology/consulting early in her career and recently went back to school to get an M.B.A. Prior to joining SPORC she was an executive in several Fortune 500 companies including Disney, Northrop Grumman and Target.
 
        Brandi’s focus for this first year is to continue learning this industry and business. She hopes to take the business to a new level, but  says, “A lot of things will stay the same as my Dad has done a great job growing the business and being active in the community. I will work to continue positioning SPORC as the scrap metal and electronics recycling center of choice for the greater Houston area.  Customer service has and always will be a top priority for us. I think some customers forget what customer service is because it’s becoming rare with today’s businesses, but they will remember and know what it is at South Post Oak Recycling.  We have numerous customers that constantly say “I trust y’all and you treat me right –here; it’s always a great experience. The experience here is not only through customer service but also by offering top prices, convenient locations, clean facilities, accurate calibrated scales and speedy service.”
       You will feel what being a valued customer and treated like family is at either South Post Oak Recycling Center locations. Bring your scrap metal and electronics  for a great experience.

MY BRAIN  On the left side of my brain there is nothing right and on the right side there is nothing left?
Is that why I have so much trouble with this computer?

Is the Bible the Inspired Word of God?
You Decide
          What is so special, so unique about the Bible that Christians believe it is literally the inspired word of God? To answer that question first recognize that the Bible is actually a collection of 66 books which were written by 40 different authors. These 40 authors were shepherds, fishermen, kings, prophets, one doctor, a tax collector etc. Most of these authors never knew one another personally as the 66 books were written over a period of 1500 years in three different languages: Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic and on three different continents: Africa, Asia, and Europe. The 66 books are a variety of poetry, history, prophecy, letters and so on.
Think about it: 66 books, written by 40 different authors, over 1,500 years, in 3 different languages, on 3 different continents and they share a common storyline - the creation, fall, and redemption of God's people; a common theme - God's universal love for all of humanity; and a common message -  salvation is available to all who repent of their sins and commit to following God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength. In addition to sharing these commonalities, these 66 books contain no historical errors or contradictions. Although people think they have found an error but as they learn more they realize there is no mistake.
 If you do not believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, I challenge you to go to any library in the world, choose any library you like, and find 66 books written by 40 different authors, over 1,500 years, in 3 different languages, written on 3 different continents. However, they must share a common storyline, a common theme, and a common message, with no historical errors or contradictions. Humanly impossible? Even using computers?
If it is not humanly possible then just maybe the writers of the Bible were inspired.
Inspiration  By Jason Carlson and Ron Carlson,
ACLU KNOWS THE LAW
The ACLU knows it is not against the law to leave Bibles in the school for children to pick up, but they still threaten schools with a lawsuit. The legal team of Alliance Defending Freedom stands ready to defend schools who follow the law. See more at: http://onenewsnow.com//legal-courts/2013/09/11/attorney-schools-have-legal-right-to-permit-bible-distribution#.UjCiXNIWL38

CONGRATULATIONS KYLE KNIGHT
As the salutatorian, Kyle took second place in a class of 580 students. He received five scholarships and thousands of dollars. He is attending U of H. Way to go Kyle! Your family, and grandmother, Carole Kertianis, are very proud of you.

NAVIGATORS AND ASSISTERS SCAM
According to recent news reports, scam artists are calling individuals and asking for information to sign them up for their “ObamaCare card,” They are asking seniors for their personal information to verify their Medicare and Social Security status and going door-to-door threatening people with prison time if they do not sign up on the spot. Be careful.
WE THE PEOPLE
         Does it make any difference if we voice our opinions to congress? Recently, our representatives and senators were flooded with calls. Only two out of 500 calls approved of taking action in Syria. Seems to have made a difference. Enough people bombarded the house of representatives that they voted to defund Obama care. We the people are letting our representatives know what we want more so than ever before. Pete Olson’s office worker said they are getting first time callers. If you don’t know the name of your representative call the capitol switchboard at 202 224 3121, give them your zip code and they will connect you to your rep. A toll free # is 1 866-220 0044. If you live in Almeda, Fresno, or Arcola you are probably in Al Green or Pete Olson’s district. Rosharon is in Randy Weber’s district. Local # for Green is 281 575 1635, for Olson it is 281-485 4855.
WHAT ABOUT THE SENATE? . Sen. Ted Cruz  says, “DC needs to listen. No more fake fights.” There will be a lot of talk about raising the debt ceiling in October. In the last four years they have raised the debt  so much that each household is $43,000 deeper in debt. They talk about paying our debts. If you borrow a dollar that is worth a dollar but then you print more money and pay that dollar back, with a dollar worth 75 cents, are you really paying your debt? Whatever the issue, Ted Cruz is right when he says DC needs to listen to we the people. Cruz just spent 21 hours and 19 minutes trying to convince senators to do that. His # is 713 653 3456. Sen. Cornyn’s # is 713 572 3337. To voice your opinions call early as later the lines will stay busy.
 WHAT IS A MAN?
         According to Matt Walsh’s, Men are loyal. Men are honest. Men respect and honor women. A man goes out and finds one woman, and he vows to protect and love her for the rest of his life. A man would never betray that vow. Even the weakest and most cowardly man — if he is a man at all — would die for the woman he loves. Type in Matt Walsh Blog to get some of his other views.

BOOK SALE of the Friends of Sienna Branch Library, Oct 17, 6-8 p.m., Oct 18, 10:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Sat., Oct. 19, 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m.   Thousands of books, CDs, videos, and DVDs are for sale. Most are $.50- 1.00.  More info at   friendsofsiennabranchlibrary@yahoo.com.

FALL CARNIVAL
First Baptist Church Fresno will be hosting a Fall Carnival on Friday, October 25th at 6pm to 8:30 pm at 4501 FM 521 Fresno, TX
There will be Fun, Food, Games, Cake Walk Crafts, Door Prizes, etc
It will be a fun time for all. If more info needed call 281 431 4244

NEED A PROFESSIONAL RESUME?
Following is part of a resume we provided for a fine citizen in Almeda after learning of their past work history.
1.Maintenance and cleaning of a commercial building while overseeing the care of organic material.
(This person had the job of washing out the dairy barn. Polite folks would refer to the organic material as cow manure.)
2. Processed the highest quality of food recommended by nutritious experts for maintaining a healthy diet low in cholesterol, and especially demanded for special occasions.
(This person dressed two chickens for Sunday dinner and anytime there was a funeral.)
3. Capable of terminating any unproductive aspect of an endeavor if it is hindering underlying goals.
(You guessed it—pulling weeds out of the flower bed.)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Theresa Bailey will celebrate her 90th year October 4th. Now she can get around in her mini van she feels like celebrating.
A late wish for a happy birthday to Christy Seymore turned 94 on July 23rd.  He called to see if that Proposed Amendment 28 was a joke as he thought it was too good to be true. It is not a joke that the U. S. Congress must only pass laws that applies to them the same as it applies to us. The only way it will come true is if enough people demand it through their state representatives. Any amendment to the Constitution has to be ratified by 3/4 of the states. Just keep the idea of Amendment 28 floating around and eventually it might gain enough steam for candidates  to pay attention. Christy might have to live another 94 years to see it.


A LAW FOR DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS
         Rand Paul wants to outlaw all exemptions even for members of Congress, making sure taxpayers and lawmakers are treated equally under the Affordable Care Act. His planned constitutional amendment would ensure that federal employees do not get special exemptions from the law of the land. Sounds like Amendment 28. Maybe Christy Seymore will see it happen.
         Before this amendment passes about 200 million people would have to demand it.

FEEDBACK A teenager’s perspective:. Most people blame God for all the bad stuff that happens to them, or they say it's Him trying to teach them a lesson. They have no idea that it's by their faith and the Word of God that things are changed, that God can move. God will not move outside of His word, and in Revelation it says they shall overcome (the enemy) by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony. So many people try to blame God for bad things that happen to them, ignorant of the fact that A. it's the enemy and B. they were given victory over those things by Jesus's sacrifice. Jer. 29:11 says For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and NOT to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. It just makes me sad to see people that end up getting mad at God for something He never planned for them instead of turning to Him as their comforter and as their Rock.
Emma Andrews

 "Mom, how are you?"“ Not too good, said Mom. I've been very weak.” "Why are you so weak?" “I haven't eaten in 38 days." "That's terrible. Why haven't you eaten?" “ I didn't want my mouth to be filled with food if you should call.”
ALMEDA MOE
Moe took his family to church to have their baby christened. On the way home Moe Jr. sobbed in the back seat. Moe asked him what was the problem but Moe Jr. just cried harder. Finally when they got home Moe asked again and Moe Jr. blurted out, “The preacher said    that me and my baby brother should be brought up in a Christian home. I want to stay with you and mama.”

 Electric Hospital Bed For Sale - $200713-433-2162
ALUMINUM WINDOWS Three 36x61, three 46x71, one 71x71Call 713 437 0731

Vinson Library
3810 West Fuqua 832-393-2120 Open Tue. & Wed. 10-6 Thurs 12-8 Fri. 1-5 Sat. 10-5 Closed Sun. & Mon.         www.houstonlibrary.org
Multi-Center open Mon. –Fri.
Sienna Branch Library,
8411 Sienna Springs Blvd 281-238-2900.
Job-Search Survival Tips,” Mon. Oct. 7 and 8th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm,.
October is Family History Month. A special program, Sat., Oct. 5, 10:30 am., with Genealogy expert, Trevia Wooster Beverly, presenting different ways to research newspaper archives,
Landscaping with Edible Plants,” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:00 pm

Texian Market Days
will return for its 30th year on Sat., Oct. 26. Experience over 100 years of Texas history in one day at George Ranch Historical Park, located at 10215 FM 726 in Richmond, Texas.
For more info visit www.texianmarketdays.com or call George Ranch Historical Park’s Visitors Center at (281) 343-0218 x0.
Congratulations on the Fort Bend County Museum association’s recent accreditation award - a status that signifies both quality and accountability. You join a prestigious group of museums in the United States whose participation in accreditation reflects a strong commitment to excellence and service.

BACK YONDER IN ALMEDA
To order, the out of print and only book with 19 illustrations on the history of the town of Almeda Texas, or to get more information call 713 433 1098 or email siskeyworth@att.net The 160 page book with cost $14.50 to have it mailed to your address. Checks can be mailed to Rose Andrews P. O.Box 450336 Houston, TX 77245.

FRESNO WATER & WASTE
Waste water will be provided for FWSD1, and is part of the over all project. To avoid the problem Arcola had in not having a revenue stream to pay for waste services, FWSD1 is implementing step one first (not last), to provide clean drinking water, waste plant expansion (to prepare), and establish a financial stream to provide or cover waste service cost. The first to get waste services will be in the next phase. Information from water board member, Greg Fleck.

 GOOD NEWS CLUB
The Good News Club will start in October from 3 to 4:15 every Friday. You must get a registration slip from the office at Almeda School. For more info call 713 433 1098.

COMMISSIONER ON YOUR CORNER
FBC Commissioner Morrison, Precinct 1, will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting  Oct 10th at the Arcola City Hall located at 13222 Hwy 6 from 6:30 P.M. till 8:00P.M to discuss any concerns that the residents of Precinct 1 may have. 

CONDOLENCES
DARRELL MAYFIELD Darrell Mayfield July 27, 1920 to Sept. 2, 2013 "Big D, Dan or PaPa". Our Dad lived a long and healthy life. He was 93 years old when he left this earth from his lifelong home since 1955. He was born in Goose Creek, TX and moved to Almeda, TX where he met his wife Carolyn when they were in their early teens. They both attended San Jacinto High School and married in San Francisco, CA as Dad was in the Navy during WW II. After the war, he returned to Almeda, TX and went to work for 40+ years at HL&P which is now Center Point Energy. He was a Mason and a member of the Holland Lodge. He was also a member of Almeda United Methodist Church. Darrell and Carolyn raised their two children in Almeda, TX. Darrell is survived by his wife of 68 years, Carolyn, daughter Carla (Cork) and a son Darrell (Dandy).grandchildren Mackie Jones and Isaac Mayfield; three great granddaughters Lauren, Audrey, and Caroline Jones. Services were at Almeda United Methodist Church,  Reverend Frances Foger officiating. The family would like to extend a special thank you to our Dads caregivers, Twinkie, Felicia, Nickie, and Hilda.
. I just want to send a special thank-you for all the warm and loving support sent to my dear Mother and family with the death of Darrell Mayfield. He was a loving husband, father, and friend. We miss him so but also know he lived a long full life. His spirit is still felt here at the ole home place yet he shares a spot in Heaven waiting for the rest of us!!     Carla Mayfield