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The 48th Annual St. Louis Society Wild Game Dinner

It’s that time of year again. The 48th Annual St. Louis Society Wild Game Dinner is just around the corner. This year’s dinner will be Saturday, March 14th on the bank of the Medina River at Koenig Park in Castroville. The menu consists of 11 items including BBQ Hog, fried catfish, chicken dumplings, rabbit, venison chili, calf fries, and our famous salad bar and more. During the course of the evening, we will have a raffle, silent auction and live auction (which can become quite entertaining. The gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and dinner will start at 5:00 p.m. and our auction usually begins around 7:00 p.m. The majority of the proceeds from the dinner go to scholarships for our youth.

Tickets are priced at $25.00 each and can be purchased by calling Heidi Majek or Jerry Hoog at 210-655-1031. Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you in Castroville on Saturday, March 14th.

BROADWAY’S COME FROM AWAY TO HOST DONATION DRIVE AT THE MAJESTIC THEATRE TO BENEFIT CORAZON MINISTRIES AT TRAVIS PARK CHURCH

North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio series encourages theatre goers to donate toiletry items to benefit local homeless men, women and children. COME FROM AWAY is an uplifting story about strangers coming together and helping one another during extreme time of need. For this reason, North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio will host a special donation drive at the Majestic Theatre from Tuesday, February 25 – Sunday, March 1, to benefit local organization Corazon Ministries. Celebrating 20 years, Corazon Ministries at Travis Park Church serves the homeless by providing hot meals four times per week, clothing, warm showers, hygiene items, access to primary medical care, optometry and dermatology care, barber haircuts, art therapy, recovery and prayer groups, and Bible study. It serves more than 25,000 hot, nutritious meals per year. North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio is inviting theatre goers to donate the following suggested travel size toiletry items: Shampoo, conditioner, soap, Shaving cream, aftershave, Toothbrushes, toothpaste, Deodorant, Shower flip-flops. Donation drops will be located at the entrances of the Majestic Theatre, and inside the box office during the San Antonio engagement of COME FROM AWAY, February 25 – March 1, 2020. If one wishes to donate clothing items, please contact Corazon Ministries directly 210.226.8341 x318 CMIdirector@travispark.org

FIESTA DE CRISTO

Join us on Saturday April 18th at your Calvary Hills Baptist Church, 910 W Loop 1604 for an evening of Family fun. The celebration starts at 3:00pm runs till 7:00pm. There will be continuous music from the Chris Stephen Band and others. Enjoy free food, games and more. For further information contact the Church office at (210)-681-2446 or Al Soto at (210)-867-3206. We Pray and Hope to see you and the Familia. 

National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation has partnered with Kohl’s Department Stores to implement “Kohl’s Smiles for Kids.” Take this time to teach your children about the importance of self-care. Help fight tooth decay and gum disease by: Brushing and flossing daily, Drinking fluoride-enriched tap water, Scheduling regular dental checkups. Visit chofsa.org/dental or call 210.704.2206 to schedule a pediatric dental appointment and for more information on how we do everything for our children. 

Hill Country Mission for Health’s 1st Annual Sporting Clays fundraiser 

Join us on Friday, April 24th at Joshua Creek Ranch – 132 Cravey Road, Boerne TX 78006 for the Hill Country Mission for Health’s 1st Annual Sporting Clays fundraiser. Hill Country Mission for Health is a charitable health care clinic that provides primary healthcare for eligible adults between ages 18 & 64 who reside in Kendall County and Boerne ISD, who are low-income and uninsured or under-insured. The Mission does not receive governmental support; however, depends entirely on private donations, foundation grants and business contributions, and revenue generated by fundraising events. Funds raised from this event will help expand the healthcare programs provided by the clinic to an ever-increasing number of patients who cannot afford alternative care. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., Shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Online registration at www.missionforhealth.org/events. Awards luncheon to follow. Sponsorships and shooters needed. For more information, please call us or visit www.missionforhealth.org/events, and like us on Facebook!

John Jay Class of 1980 it’s the big 40!  

3-DAY REUNION SCHEDULE: SAVE THE DATES 

Friday, June 26, 2020 Bend SportsBar 7730 Bandera Road, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m., Cash Bar, Finger Foods will be provided. $15/person. Saturday, June 27, 2020 Acadiana Cafe 1289 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78227. 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Cash Bar, Finger Foods will be provided. $15/person. Sunday, June 28, 2020 Rodriguez County Park Pavilion #1 6098 Jerome Rd, 9:30 a.m. softball game, food at 12 noon, event ends at 6 p.m. $5/family + bring a food contribution. On Facebook, check the group Jay Class of 80 for updates. For more information contact Deborah Villanueva Almendarez me at debva62@gmail.com / text 210-812-6522. Thank you, JJ 1980 reunion committee.

 

National Lung Cancer Awareness  

Lung cancer kills more people than breast, colorectal and prostate cancers combined.

Up to 65 percent of those diagnosed have never smoked - or quit smoking. New treatments have improved survival. So, does - lung cancer screening. The American Cancer Society and American Lung Association urge current-and-former heavy smokers, ages 55-to-80, to get a yearly lung CT scan. If you smoke – ask your doctor to help you quit. Visit the National Lung Cancer Roundtable at: N-L-C-R-T – DOT – O-R-G

 National Runaway Safeline 

The National Runaway Safeline helps keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. If you or someone you know is ready to return home and is between the ages of 12-21, the National Runaway Safeline, in partnership with Greyhound, can help. The Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian or to another safe living arrangement, through a free bus ticket home. For more information, visit 1800RUNAWAY dot ORG. 

Trees for the Future  

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has planted over 155 million trees around the world through the support of individuals like you. Together, we train farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families, raise incomes, and revitalize the earth. Join Trees for the Future in planting trees that end hunger, poverty, and deforestation. Find out more by visiting trees dot org slash radio. That’s T R E E S dot O R G slash Radio

About LiftFund  

Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund is a non-profit financial and business support organization that helps entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. LiftFund has one of the nation’s largest microlender portfolio and is committed to providing capital to entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources. Since its inception, LiftFund has made over 20,000 loans totaling more than $280 million. LiftFund operates in 13 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. To learn more about LiftFund visit www.liftfund.com

CHILD ABUSE  

A report of child abuse happens every 10 seconds. How can we heal the children who are hurt? How can we prevent abuse from happening? Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services has the answers. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org]. You can stop child abuse. 

FOSTER CARE  

Growing up in foster care can have lifelong effects. Almost half of girls in foster care become pregnant by 19, and more than half of our prison population has spent time in foster care. Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is improving the odds for kids who have been neglected or abused. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org]. 

FAMILY COUNSELING FOR FREE  

If your family is struggling with stress, you are not alone. Help is available at no cost from Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. Our counselors are compassionate and professional. They help parents and children set goals, learn healthy habits, and stay together. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org] to learn about family counseling with Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. That's 800.888.1904 or pchas.org [pee see h, ay ess dot org

 Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace  

Are you on disability and looking to get back to work? We can help. Since 1995, the non-profit organization, NTI has been helping Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace. Offering training and mentoring, NTI has successfully guided thousands of individuals with disabilities in work at home roles with Fortune 500 organizations nationwide. Be a part. Call 877-248-8912, that’s 877-248-8912 to learn more or Visit N-T-I-Central-dot-org-slash-apply for a work at home position today. 

 Foundation Fighting Blindness  

Imagine what it’s like to be active your whole life and then find out you’re going blind, and you have age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Sight is precious, but there are treatments for some forms of AMD are available, and research for additional treatments is underway. Call the FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS TODAY AT 1-800-BLINDNESS (1 800 254-6363) for a free packet on reversing or managing AMD. Or, go to the website fightblindness.org, where I found so much helpful information, or again, call 1-800-BLINDNESS today!

American Humane  

Building a better, more humane world begins with the next generation. For more than 100 years, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has been working to teach children the value of being kind to animals. Their humane education campaigns, including the “Be Kind to Animals Week®” have been the most successful in history. Now, American Humane has developed a new campaign called “Kindness100” to give kids (and their parents) four simple ways they can help improve the lives of billions of animals – from disappearing and endangered animals to farm animals to animals used in entertainment and the 6-8 million animals relinquished to U.S. shelters each year. The Kindness100.org website provides little tips that can make a big difference in the lives of the world’s animals. It also provides appealing and professionally prepared pre-K to Grade 5 humane education curricula for parents and teachers. Together we CAN build a more humane world.

U.S. Air Force Offers More  

The U.S. Air Force offers more than 140 exciting career specialties. We can match you to a job of your choice and train you in a high-tech skill. We’ll pay you a great salary, and if your Air Force job requires certification or licensure, we’ll help you earn that, too. You may even qualify for an enlistment bonus. When you join the Air Force, you don’t lose your personal identity. In fact, your personal and financial independence will continue to grow, and you’ll gain a sense of pride knowing you’re serving your country. To get a jump-start on an exciting career, Call SSgt Meagan Roberts at 210-573-1380 or email meagan.roberts@us.af.mil details at: www.airforce.com/apply-now 

Be a part of America's Defense The Air Force Reserve  

The Air Force Reserve is a critical part of America's defense and offers a variety of part-time jobs with full-time benefits, including low-cost health insurance, a non-contributory retirement plan, Tuition Assistance and other educational programs. There are many exciting part-time Air Force Reserve jobs which allow Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers, or continue their educations, while serving close to home. Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Go to http://afreserve.com or call 800-257-1212 for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve. 

Native American Rights Fund  

Since 1970, NARF has stood firm for justice in Indian Country on critical issues like treaty enforcement, hunting & fishing rights, Indian child welfare, religious freedom and more. You too can become a modern day warrior – stand firm with NARF. Learn more at N-A-R-F dot org, and join the fight for Native rights. Support for this program is provided by the Native American Rights Fund, reminding you that Sovereignty is not free. Human trafficking is modern day slavery Human trafficking is modern day slavery. And it happens in our own communities. Victims can be any gender, age, or race. Join the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to learn how to recognize and report this heinous crime. Visit our website at www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign

National Desert Storm War Memorial Association  

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a federally recognized 501 (C) 3 whose sole mission is to construct the Desert Storm Memorial in Washington, D.C. to remember the almost 400 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice and honor the over 600,000 who served. To find out more or to donate, please visit us at www.ndswm.org 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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