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PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY UPDATE Mary Whitehurst Replies To Article

PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY UPDATE

For several months, the FHPL has been involved with a project to “spruce up” Prairie View Cemetery on the east side of town and to find and mark graves that have never had, or have lost, their markers. The project has moved ahead well with the help of several folks and groups and is also striving to find where there are open spots for more burials, while making sure not to disturb present and/or unmarked burial sites. The following article has been prepared by Board Member, Charles Beason, to update what has been accomplished and to alert visitors to the cemetery concerning what they may encounter and to ask that metal disk markers of any type be left undisturbed. Please read and take note, and “thanks” in advance for your cooperation. (Themer) **Anyone who has recently driven by Prairie View Cemetery on East Broad Street in Forney may have noticed that the grounds of this historic African-American cemetery are nicely mowed and much overgrowth has been cut, especially on the west end and along the railroad side. There are many unmarked graves throughout this historical property, and the cemetery is beginning to run out of known available space for future interments. However, a recent project has been concluded that will make it possible to provide some additional lots for burials.

Did You Know? The Restaurant Industry

Many people are now much more comfortable dining out than they were throughout much of the pandemic. All it takes is a look inside establishments across the country to recognize that dining out is back in a big way. However, some experts say the restaurant industry may never truly recover from COVID-19. In March 2022, OpenTable reservations outpaced pre-pandemic levels, and even the most stalwart cities finally lifted most of their pandemic-related restrictions on indoor dining and other precautions. But the National Restaurant Association says even though the desire to dine out has rebounded, worker shortages throughout 2022 have hampered establishments’ abilities to fully recover. The association also points out that just one in four restaurants inter viewed felt their restaurant will be more profitable this year than last. Rising food costs and demands for higher salaries, coupled with continuing safety precautions, which may include overhauling expensive HVAC systems to improve indoor air flow, are eating into restaurant profits. Only time will tell if the industry can fully bounce back.

Child Car Seats Save Lives But Nearly Half Are Misused

Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the nation, so the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding parents that one of the most important things they can do to protect children is to properly install and use a car seat. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 46% of all child car seats are misused.

Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver
Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver

Forney Percussion Brings Home the Silver

The Forney High School Band Drumline had their first competition of the season on Saturday at Pennington Field in Bedford. They were rewarded with a 2nd Place (Silver Medal Trophy) in the 6A Advance Category. The Competition provided the students with valuable feedback about their performance. The goal is to help the students become better at their percussion craft. The Drumline puts in the work to be excellent. Each school day the students practice with he FHS band before the start of the school day at 6:45 a.m. They also spend a class period each day working on percussion specific music.

Signs Children Might be Victims of Bullying

Signs Children Might be Victims of Bullying

Despite the best efforts of educators and parents, bullying is a problem at many schools. According to StopBullying.gov, an official website of the United States government, as many as one in three American students say they have been bullied at school. And the problem is not exclusive to the United States, as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research report that at least one in three adolescent students in Canada report being recent victims of bullying.

The First Day of Fall, Finally!

The First Day of Fall, Finally!

We will officially enter the autumnal equinox at 8:03 p.m., September 22, 2022. And I think I speak for all of Forney, and Texas as a matter of course, Hallelujah! This Summer of 2022 has been a trying one for man, animals, and plants alike. But now that the Fall season has arrived, it is time to focus on the final months of the year.

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