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Constitution 101-Free Class

Noon-1:00 pm / 121 Dilworth Plaza (JP2 ofc, by Kolodziej's)

8th of 10 DVD lessons on "The Meaning and History of the US Constitution", produced by HILLSDALE COLLEGE. Session 8 title: #Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution# Bring your own Brown-Bag-Lunch and join us!! ***EVERY WEDNESDAY*** “Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country.”

For more information call 830-484-2356.
Contact Person: Nancy Hosek
Humana Health presents Eating Right

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM / Vision Center inside Wal-Mart

Where: 6703 Leslie Road San Antonio, Texas 78254 Humana will host Eating Right with Diabetes; part two of a three-part educational diabetes series for the San Antonio community. The three sessions, which are free and open to the public, will provide attendees with all the critical tools needed to take control of their diabetes. Diabetes is a serious health problem for Americans. Currently, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes and one in four Americans are unaware that they have the disease. Even more concerning, by 2050, a third of U.S. adults will likely get diabetes. Knowledge of diabetes and diabetes management is fundamental, which is why each session will focus on a different diabetes topic, including diabetes’ basics 101, nutrition and overall diabetes management. For more information, call (210) 520-7085.

For more information call 210-520-8072.
Contact Person: Ross McLerran
CMMC Fundraiser

8:00am - 4:00pm / CMMC Lobby

Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping- join Connally Memorial Medical Center for our annual shopping extravaganza. There will be purses, jewelry, clothing, tools and much more to choose from. The fundraiser is sponsored by the CMMC Volunteer Program and benefits the Pediatric Patient Activities cart project.

For more information call 830-393-1531 or or visit www.connallymmc.org.
Contact Person: Laurie Bougher
Breast Cancer Survivor’s Breakfast

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. / Humana Guidance Center at Las Palmas Shopping Center 803 Castroville Rd., Ste. 300 San Antonio, Texas 78237

Humana will honor and celebrate the resiliency of local breast cancer survivors by hosting a Survivors’ Breakfast. All guests will be provided with healthy breakfast snack items, including yogurt with granola, fruit, juice and coffee. The breakfast is part of the Humana Guidance Center’s Pink-Out for Breast Cancer Awareness during the week of Oct. 20-24. All guests are encouraged to wear pink to all events and presentations during the week. For more information about this and other events during Pink-Out for Breast Cancer Awareness, call (210) 424-6085.

For more information call 210-424-6085.
Contact Person: Ross McLerran
In-Depth Bible Study

7:00 - 8:00 pm / Verdi Community Center

Part II In-depth Bible Study on The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ

For more information call 830-200-6678 or .
Contact Person: Armand or Gina Huizar
Donations & Movie Night

630 pm / 1832 W Kingsbury st.

Press Release: Oct. 16, 2014 From: Woodmen of the World -- Chapter 3040, Seguin, TX. Serving: Seguin, New Braunfels, Marion, La Vernia , Stockdale, Nixon, and Floresville. Helping Our Community w/ Donations & Family Movie Night Woodmen of the World -- Chapter 3040 would like to invite all Woodmen members and the general public to come and enjoy the evening with us. On Friday, October 24, 2014 starting at 6:30 pm. We will be hosting an evening of “Helping our Community w/ Donations”, With the coming of the Holidays and the increase needs of our community we are giving monetary donations to: “ Spirit of Sharing” Food Bank of New Braunfels, “ Christian Cupboard” Food Bank of Seguin, “ Store House” Food Bank of Nixon, “Store House” Food Bank of Stockdale, “ Habitat for Humanity” of New Braunfels,and Habitat for Humanity” of Seguin. After the presentations and refreshments we will all settle back and enjoy a great classic western movie “Mc Clintock” staring the “Duke” John Wayne. Hot buttered Popcorn will be provided.

For more information call 830-556-1090 or .
Contact Person: Richard Wessels
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La Vernia loses historic  tree

La Vernia loses historic tree

Children across Texas have heard the story during history lessons, how Erastus “Deaf” Smith climbed a live oak tree in October 1835, spied on Mexican troops camped along the Cibolo Creek, and reported back to Stephen F. Austin’s army of Texians. His efforts are recorded in our history books. Full Story »

Offer prayers to God ... without the ‘claw marks’

I received an email of wise sayings sometime ago. One in particular was memorable: Too many people offer God prayers with claw marks all over them! We try to hold on to what we really want to rid ourselves of. Quite often when something is troubling me I will decide to just “give it to God.” Then a day or two later I find myself still trying to find a way to solve whatever was bothering me before. Full Story »

Fall in love with winter squash

By Angela Shelf Medearis & Gina Harlow Full Story »

Cross-country teams look toward district titles

Cross-country teams look toward district titles

In their last meet before the district championships, La Vernia’s cross-country teams look like they will once again be among the favorites. Full Story »

Surprise endings

“Truth” defined: In accordance with the actual state of affairs; conformable to an essential reality; the state of being the case. Full Story »

Randy Leonard resigns from city council

Randy Leonard resigns from city council

La Vernia city Councilman Randy Leonard has re-signed, following a highly charged special council meeting Oct. 9. Full Story »

Crash claims La Vernia man

LA VERNIA -- The Texas Department of Public (DPS) Safety Highway Patrol is investigating an Oct. 13 crash on F.M. 2772 that claimed the life of a La Vernia man. Full Story »

The significance of belonging

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone” Ephesians 2:19-20. We belong! Full Story »

The spice world’s golden treasure

By Angela Shelf Medearis and Gina Harlow Full Story »

Lady Bears enjoy winning week

Last week was a good one for the Lady Bear volleyball team, as it knocked off Yoakum and Gonzales, both in straight games -- on the road. Full Story »

Take to the skies in November with ‘Wings Over Houston’

Take to the skies in November with ‘Wings Over Houston’

On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2, the skies over southeast Houston at Ellington Field (just 202 miles from La Vernia) will become a crowded place with dozens of warbirds and aerobatic RVs (amateur-built aircraft) demonstrating their skills in high-powered performances. Full Story »

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