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The Lost City

Loretta uses a not too smart “fictional” book hero, who is called “Dash McMahon” and is played by (movie name) Alan Caprison, also played by Channing Tatum in reality, to move the action. I hope I have not confused you as much as I was for a little while as I sorted things out at the movie!

Volunteer Opportunities For Recent Grads

Volunteering provides various benefits. Some of these rewards include networking with an entirely different group of people. Volunteering also can help a person realize greater happiness by doing selfless acts for others, while they also can help one to realize a new passion. In the future, volunteering with an organization also may help with a student’s job search.

SNHU Announces Winter 2022 President’s List

It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Winter 2022 President’s List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above are named to the President’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in the fall or spring semester, and online students must earn 12 credits over two consecutive terms (EW1 & EW2, EW3 & EW4, or EW5 & EW6).

SQUIRRELS: POSSIBLY THE PERFECT SMALL GAME

Luke’s friend Jeff Rice shows off the centerpiece of a great meal of smothered squirrel, rice and gravy.

SQUIRRELS: POSSIBLY THE PERFECT SMALL GAME

Why would I think Mr. Bushytail is the perfect game animal? The reasons are many. Squirrels are very challenging to hunt and pursuing them greatly increases one’s hunting knowledge; they will teach you to become a better hunter! Squirrels are also plentiful across much of the state, and finding a place to hunt them is usually easy. Finding a farmer or rancher receptive to allowing you to hunt deer can be challenging but the same folks will often open their gates to squirrel hunters. The fact that squirrels are excellent in a pot of dumplings or served with cream gravy and biscuits adds much to a squirrel hunt albeit fewer and fewer people today are aware of just how tasty squirrel meat can be. First and foremost, you will need a tack driving rifle with enough punch to cleanly dispatch a squirrel from a limb 40 feet up in a tree. As a youngster, I owned a pump air rifle that was very accurate out to about 25 yards. I killed a lot of squirrels with this little rifle, making head shots, but I do remember it didn’t have quite enough “umph” to cleanly dispatch squirrels with shots to the “vitals”, especially if my aim was just a little bit off. Today, there are many excellent .22 caliber and .25 caliber air rifles on the market that do a great job on squirrels. A rifle used for squirrel hunting, whether powered by air or a rimfire .22, must consistently shoot very tight groups out to about 30 yards which is about the maximum distance most squirrels are killed. Just as a whitetail deer can “jump the string” on a bowhunter, a squirrel is known for being “active”, especially “cat” gray squirrels in east Texas. For this reason, many east Texas hunters go after their quarry with shotguns. Even if a rifle has the punch and accuracy to cleanly kill at extended yardages, keep in mind that squirrels do not sit still for very long, especially gray squirrels. The farther the shot, the greater the margin for error! My goal when squirrel hunting is a head shot which results in very little meat loss.

Charles Butt Foundation Selects Crandall ISD Leader for Harvard Institutes

Charles Butt Foundation Selects Crandall ISD Leader for Harvard Institutes

Amy McAfee, Principal at Crandall Middle School, is among the 85 school leaders from across Texas selected as the 2022 cohort of educators to attend summer institutes at the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education sponsored by the Charles Butt Foundation, a non-profit pursuing a more equitable and prosperous future for all Texans through education and community partnerships

Why are My Tomato Leaves Curling?

At the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton, irrigated tomato leaves curl from heat stress in the mid-day sun. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Adam Russell)

Why are My Tomato Leaves Curling?

As the weather warms up and everything in the garden begins to grow, some gardeners may notice their tomato plants have twisting or curling leaves.

Mesquite Kicks Off Summer with Touch-A-Truck and Movies in the Park
Mesquite Kicks Off Summer with Touch-A-Truck and Movies in the Park

Mesquite Kicks Off Summer with Touch-A-Truck and Movies in the Park

At 7 p.m. on May 20, the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off the summer fun with Touch-A-Truck and Movies in the Park at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Touch-A-Truck, an interactive event for children and the young-at-heart, allows kids the opportunity to climb on, learn and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicles, including police cars, dump trucks, tractors, and fire trucks. The featured movie, Paw Patrol, starts at dusk. Admission and parking is free for this familyfriendly event. Visit www.cityofmesquite. com/MoviesinthePark for more information or call Mesquite Parks and Recreation at 972-216-6260.

The Importance of a Super Flower Blood Moon

The Importance of a Super Flower Blood Moon

The way full moons are named depends on what the usual events that occur in that particular month are. For example, the full moon in the month of May is called a”Flower Moon” due to the number of flowers that are blooming in the month. This full moon however is also given the name “Blood Moon” because of its red color in the sky when the full lunar eclipse occurs.

Shopping for Yard Equipment Things to Know

Shopping for Yard Equipment Things to Know

Warm weather is here, and you are ready to get outside and make your yard both beautiful and functional. Maybe you’re aiming to have the best yard on the block, want to install an outdoor family room or outdoor office, or want to expand your space for entertaining. Perhaps your kids or pets could use a better space for play. Regardless of need, now is the time to get “backyard ready” for spring. What tools do you need?

Kaufman County Recognized as Silver Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization, recently named Kaufman County a Silver Star Affiliate, a designation granted to only 28 of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates. Silver Star recognition is the second-highest status any community affiliate can achieve.

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