The Limestone Medical Center Foundation wants to thank Arnold and Penny Gray, owners of the Running G Ranch, for donating the steer used in a recent raffle. The winners, Martha Stanton and Lucy Saldivar, each won a side of beef, cut and wrapped to their specifications. The Foundation appreciates the widespread support given to the project by the community. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase equipment for the hospital. Over the past several years, the LMC Foundation has purchased equipment for the hospital and clinics worth over two million dollars. These purchases include ambulances, imaging equipment, laboratory and rehab equipment, and furnishings for the new Kosse Clinic. Pictured (Front row, left to right) Susie Altland, board member; Arnold and Penny Gray, donors; Martha Stanton, winner; Lucy Saldivar, winner; Sharon Fredriksson, board member; Martha Stone, board member. Back row, l-r, Don Altland, board member, and Harvey Fredriksson. Contributed photo.
In observance of Groesbeck’s 150th Anniversary Celebration and the 2021 Groesbeck Heritage Festival, the Garden Club has announced plans to build and maintain “planters” that will contain native flowers and other plants to beautify the downtown area. Initial placement will be along Ellis St. or Hwy 14 with possible future sites on Navasota St. The project is the result of a generous donation from an anonymous donor. Anyone who has “Groesbeck” or “Groesbeck Reds” bricks they would like to donate are urged to contact a Club member. These will be used to highlight the planters with their special Groesbeck message. Other salvaged bricks from early schools, cotton gins, homes, and other buildings are requested and will be utilized in the body of the planters.
Cross Creek Meadows Therapeutic Riding & Retreat Center will begin their Pilot Program on March 13, 2021, weather permitting (they need an arena cover), and will have a ribbon-cutting on March 19th. Cross Creek needs committed volunteers that are able to volunteer on a weekly basis as we serve veterans, first responders, children with disabilities, and others desiring equine-assisted activities and therapies.
Crisis within a crisis: Record-breaking winter storm within the pandemic means civil legal aid must be considered essential
As we approach the first anniversary of pandemicinduced lockdowns, hundreds of thousands of Texans are still grappling with job loss, eviction, or domestic violence stemming from the stay-at-home orders, among other issues. Now, we have just endured one of the worst winter storms on record— plunging millions of Texans into frigid temperatures and darkness due to a days-long loss of power, along with loss of clean water.
At age 25, Takiya Arevalo received a mandate from God that would forever change her life.