Have you ever been to a rodeo? … If your answer is no, I highly recommend you add it to your bucket list of things to do. If you have been to a rodeo, I’m sure you’ve noticed the brave, yet possibly crazy guys who strap themselves onto the back of a raging bull to attempt an 8 second ride. … Somewhere in the chaos and clouds of dust are the individuals in the arena, called bullfighters, who go nearly unnoticed.
Hi, my name is Tammie Luthringer and I am a pelvic floor physical therapist. … What the heck is THAT, you ask? I am a physical therapist that focuses on the muscles of the pelvic floor. What it comes down to is, I focus on muscular problems related to bowel, bladder, and sexual health. Yikes!
Good Neighbor Jessica Rich … What started out as providing basic photo booth decorations for Kindergarten Adventure at Pleasant Grove Elementary School almost seven years ago, has evolved into Jessica Rich becoming one of Pleasant Grove ISD’s most indispensable volunteers. Her passion and commitment to strengthening education has been an asset to Pleasant Grove, its students, and the community at large.
The story of our family is a perfect picture of God’s promise to bring beauty from ashes, gladness from mourning, and praise from despair.” —Karmen and Tim Cornelius … These words echo the truth of so many blended families around the world. Thousands of these beautiful families act as examples of how broken things can be turned into the blessings they never knew they needed. September 16, 2020 is National Stepfamily Day in America.
Thomas “Tommy” Howard Fuqua, Jr., known by friends and family as “Bronc”, was born in Atlanta, Texas, on July 13, 1942 to Thomas Howard, Sr. and Mina Margaret Allday Fuqua. Tommy died August 28, 2020 in Texarkana, Texas. … He attended the University of Arkansas and was a highly honored golfer for the Razorbacks. While at Arkansas, he expanded his true gentleman’s code and joined the SAE fraternity. Many lifelong friendships and unique bonds were made.
Am I the only one who feels like the ”Tiger King” era of quarantine was a million years ago, or that it was just some strange fever dream? … Can we please go back to those much simpler times, please? Ahhhh, those were the days. Since then we’ve received stimulus checks, cringed watching our adult family members attempt to make TikToks with their kids, and almost killed our siblings a time or two. Where’s my receipt?
Amanda Horton shares her Alzheimer's caregiving story. … Even though she is still with us, I have filled buckets of tears over the past eight years grieving the gradual loss of my mother. From the initial thoughts of “Mom seems pretty forgetful lately” to the gut-wrenching realization of dealing with full-blown dementia and Alzheimer’s, I would not wish the peaks and valleys of this experience on anyone. … But I have finally stopped feeling sorry for myself. … I am a firm believer that your mindset influences every aspect of your life.
Joanie Thompson shares her perspective on being homebound. … As a lady in the beginning of her eighth decade, I have lived through some interesting times. The year 2020 has certainly been one of them. During my eighty plus years, I have been a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I am “Grammy” to four grands and five great-grands, plus several great stepchildren and their wonderful families. I have also been a scout leader, room mother, church lay reader, Salvation Army auxiliary member, church circle leader, hospital auxiliary president, etc.
Rachael Potter shares her story of having a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic. … On February 26th, 2020, my husband and I went to dinner at Zapata’s with several friends after an Ash Wednesday service. One of those friends, who works in the medical industry, told me to stock up on food and diapers because the country was headed towards a shutdown from the new COVID-19 virus we kept hearing about on the news. I thought, “No way!
Everyone will tell you that wedding planning is stressful, but wedding planning during a global pandemic takes stress to a whole new level. … When Jackson and I got engaged in October, we were excited to plan our dream wedding in Texarkana. We were both living in Stillwater, Oklahoma, since he was working at Oklahoma State University. I speak and consult nationally, so my work is remote and requires much travel. Life was good; we were engaged and looking forward to getting married in six months! … As both of us are from Texarkana, and because I grew up going to St.