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Ask Aunt B

Ask Aunt B

Someone very close to me has dementia. Boy is it difficult to watch. I am not quite sure how to support those I love that are even closer to this person. Can you give me any ideas?

Did You Know?

Pickleball is an American original. The popularity of pickleball has risen sharply in recent years, and a recent report from the Association of Pickleball Professionals indicated more than 36 million people played the sport across the United States in 2022. But pickleball is much older than its recent participation boom suggests. According to USA Pickleball, the sport is the brainchild of U.S. congressman Joel Pritchard and businessman Bill Bell. In 1965, Prichard and Bell arrived at the former’s home on Bainbridge Island in Washington to find their families lounging around. Pritchard’s property had an old badminton court, but no equipment. So the players improvised, using ping pong paddles and a perforated plastic ball. The net, initially around 60 inches high, was lowered once the players realized how well the ball bounced on the asphalt playing surface. The following weekend Pritchard introduced the game to another friend, Barney McCallum, and the two men and Bell soon created rules for the game that is now known as pickleball.

Forney ISD Announces Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year

Forney ISD Announces Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year

Forney Independent School District recently announced the District’s 2023-2024 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year. The announcement was made at the Forney Education Foundation’s Teacher of the Year Banquet on Thursday, April 4, 2024. Forney ISD Superintendent Dr. Justin Terry, Forney ISD Board Vice President Chad Johnson, and Board Members Hanna Bateman, Becky Dobbs and Dr. Michael Idemudia announced the winners at the event.

Kaufman County Girl Scouts Host World Thinking Day
Kaufman County Girl Scouts Host World Thinking Day
Kaufman County Girl Scouts Host World Thinking Day

Kaufman County Girl Scouts Host World Thinking Day

More than 110 girl scouts from Kaufman County traveled to the civic center to celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD). Local Girl Scout’s Service Unit 174 organized the popular event Sunday, March 24, in honor of the longstanding scouting tradition. “World Thinking Day has always been a fun annual event for our girls. They learn about different cultures, celebrate similarities and differences of fellow girl scouts, and have dialogue about important global issues to encourage more big-picture thinking,” said Susan Hall, Girl Scouts Service Unit 174 Manager.

Crandall ISD Purchasing Department Earns Prestigious Award of Merit

Crandall ISD Purchasing Department Earns Prestigious Award of Merit

Crandall Independent School District is proud to be recognized by The Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) with a 2024 Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations. The Award of Merit was established in 2009 to recognize Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education services centers that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services.

Shining Moments

Shining Moments

The way a shaft of Spring sunlight moves through the air is sometimes a surprise to the viewer. Light in the sky illuminates, but a shaft of light is special unto itself. And when a student’s face lights up like a shaft of light, the teacher is rewarded with that source of illumination signifying comprehension. Many of the educational professionals in Forney ISD are masters at engaging with their students causing those shining moments to happen.

A Tribute to Jerry M. Flook

A Tribute to Jerry M. Flook

Jerry M. Flook, a native of Garland, and former resident of Forney, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. He was a graduate of SMU and taught Biological Science at the high school & college levels and was a sixth generation Texan with life long interest in family and local history. He was also a member of Sons of the Republic of Texas.

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