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With all the rain this past week, Luke was forced to stick pretty close to home. He did manage to do a little outdoor cooking out by his little cabin.

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Dog Owners Encouraged to be Aware of Heartworm Risk as Temperatures Rise

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory officials are reminding pet owners that with rising mosquito populations comes the need for testing and prevention against heartworms. (Michael Miller/Texas A&M AgriLife)

Dog Owners Encouraged to be Aware of Heartworm Risk as Temperatures Rise

Rising mosquito activity heading into the summer months poses an increased risk of transmitting heartworm disease to dogs, which can lead to damage of the heart, lungs and arteries if left untreated.

Mothers Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Mothers Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Mother’s Day is traditionally celebrated on the second Sunday in May since it became an official national holiday in 1914. The example our mothers give us on how to be caring, giving adults is truly invaluable. They show us that being present and active in children’s lives creates better humans. And in that same way, teachers often become surrogate mothers (and dads) for their students since teachers are with them anywhere from 7-9 hours a day. No single event demonstrated better how competent and caring the teachers in Forney ISD were than the Spring of 2020 when schools had to close due to COVID protocols. And did they rise to the occasion! Helping parents become classroom competent and still teaching-- going straight from in classroom to virtual teaching in basically a week. And the support staff stepped up to keep the students fed by creating daily availability of breakfast and lunch.

The Scoop On Seniors

The Scoop On Seniors

The Layden Senior Citizens Center of Forney would like to welcome you at 101 Main Street in City Hall, open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please enter the front or through handicap-accessible doors located at the back of City Hall where reserved parking for seniors is also available.

	Smurfit Kappa Employees Celebrate Earth Day 2024 By Collecting Debris Around NFHS
	Smurfit Kappa Employees Celebrate Earth Day 2024 By Collecting Debris Around NFHS
	Smurfit Kappa Employees Celebrate Earth Day 2024 By Collecting Debris Around NFHS
	Smurfit Kappa Employees Celebrate Earth Day 2024 By Collecting Debris Around NFHS

Smurfit Kappa Employees Celebrate Earth Day 2024 By Collecting Debris Around NFHS

On Thursday, April 25, employee volunteers from Smurfit Kappa North America served the Forney family in recognition of Earth Day. Throughout the year, Smurfit Kappa maintains an emphasis on investing into the surrounding community through donations, service projects, and other avenues. In addition, each April for Earth Day, many employees give their time and energy in an annual community project like the company’s recent community cleaning event.

Did You Know?

Perhaps due to changing weather patterns that have made Mother Nature as unpredictable as ever, Florida rooms are wildly popular. These rooms, sometimes referred to as 'sunrooms,' enable a home's inhabitants to take in the beauty of nature even on those days when the weather outside is less than welcoming. The cost of a sunroom addition varies greatly and is affected by a host of variables, including the existing structure and whether or not homeowners aspire to utilize the room year-round or during the three seasons when temperatures are at their most moderate. According to HomeGuide, the cost to install an 8 x 10 three-season Florida room averages between $6, 000 and $18,500. The same size room built to be enjoyed year-round can cost between $16,000 and $28,000. Homeowners may choose to create larger Florida rooms, but the cost will increase with each square foot added to the project. Such costs are considerable, but homeowners should know that adding square footage to a home typically increases the home's resale value, meaning it's likely they can recoup a considerable percentage of their Florida room investment when selling their home.

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