Polite boy needs stability of permenant home

Corvin wants to be a builder someday. So we took him to see “The Art of the Brick” exhibit created by Lego artist Nathan Sawaya. With a genuine smile, this considerate young man was eager to see what can be built out of one of his favorite toys. As he gazed at the brightly colored little squares, he said, “It’s really nice to be here. …

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London theater district abounds with performances, rich history

LONDON (TNS) - “All the world’s a stage,” William Shakespeare penned in his comedy, “As You Like It.” In this, the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, if all the world isn’t a stage, a good part of London certainly…

10 April 2016 [12:37 AM]
The thrill of the Old West comes alive at annual 1836 Chuckwagon Race

Chuckwagons flying down a course, cowboys desperately trying to stay atop bucking broncos and sharpshooters displaying amazing rifle skills while atop galloping horses - there is nothing else quite like the 1836 Chuckwagon Race. In its fourth year, the race…

10 April 2016 [12:34 AM]
Family can make highly functioning giving team

Henry Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” I know Henry was referring to building cars, and when you read that quote you can almost hear the Ford tag line. But the…

02 April 2016 [07:50 PM]
Unconditional, sacrificial giving benefits both parties

Springtime and Easter beautifully illustrate the heart of a giver. We are reminded of glorious gifts, as the azaleas bloom and the sun shines brighter, longer. I believe the Giver of these gifts wants to teach us about unconditional love…

26 March 2016 [08:43 PM]
Spring cleaning? Give to organizations you believe in

Cool in the morning, warm by afternoon, it’s a challenge to know how to dress. Warm days bring early spring bulbs out of their winter sleeping bags, and birds start practicing their mating calls. Spring feels new, fresh, like a…

12 March 2016 [08:08 PM]
Give strength from gentle hands

I once heard someone describe gentleness as controlled strength. That picture has stayed with me, as I try to grow the fruit of gentleness in my own life. There is something about a strong hand with a soft touch -…

05 March 2016 [07:27 PM]
Ensure charitable return on investment for business

From micro loans and businesses to downsizing and tiny homes, small has captured our attention. Small businesses are a staple of any community. According to the Small Business Administration website, as big business eliminated jobs, small businesses grew, adding more…

20 February 2016 [07:51 PM]
Give to the cause that speaks to the heart

It’s true. I am new to the Women’s Fund of Smith County and new to this column. But I am not new to this community we call home, nor am I new to the blessings of its giving. When I…

13 February 2016 [11:07 PM]
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Valentine’s traditions foster love

Feb. 14 is a day for sweethearts, friendship and love. Who can resist those big red cardboard hearts filled with chocolates? Candy…

13 February 2016 [11:03 PM]
Knowledge of family heritage is an important part of wealth retention

How well does your family communicate across generations? What do your children and grandchildren know about their grandparents or great-grandparents? What do they really know about you, outside of the immediate context of you being their parent or grandparent? Do…

06 February 2016 [07:09 PM]
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Boy finally finds forever family

It was September 2013 when we introduced you to Kendall in CBS 19’s Children are a Gift segment. You may remember this…

06 February 2016 [07:07 PM]
Communities are made better by partnerships

It seems to be everywhere - talk about the downward trend in the oil and gas industry and the impact on someone I know. At times like these, we go into survival mode. It’s human nature. We huddle around our…

30 January 2016 [08:50 PM]
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