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Pleasant Grove ISD Education Foundation

Pleasant Grove ISD Education Foundation … … 8500 North Kings Highway … Texarkana, TX 75503 … MISSION … The Pleasant Grove ISD Education Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for excellence in education, promote innovation in teaching, and partner with the community to enhance the quality of education for all students. … PURPOSE … The Pleasant Grove ISD Education Foundation will support educational excellence to enhance student achievement, to recognize exemplary staff involvement and to foster community support and involvement.

Opportunities, Inc.

Opportunities, Inc. … 6101 N. State Line Ave. Texarkana, TX 75503 … 903-791-2270 … www.oppinc.org … FB: @Oppinc … Established: 1966 … WHO WE ARE … Opportunities Inc. is an organization of dedicated, committed people who believe in the promise and potential of children and adults with disabilities. We strive to build a community where each person belongs; where each person is accepted, welcomed, and given the chance to participate in the community, regardless of disability. We strive to positively affect the quality of life for children and adults with any kind of disability.

Rainbow Babies

Photo by Meredith Curtis.
Bridger and I met at Texarkana College in 2007 and eventually began dating. We were married in 2012 and moved to Baton Rouge, where we lived while Bridger earned his Veterinary degree at LSU. We moved to Northeast Texas in 2015 for his first job. Towards the end of that year, we began talking about starting a family. We always wanted children. We had been married three years, had stable jobs, and a wonderful church family. It was practical and made sense. … A few months later, on Easter Sunday 2016, we were out eating with some friends after church.

Out of Darkness Into the Light

PHOTO BY Molly Kendrick
Being THANKFUL means giving thanks for something that was given to you. … Being GRATEFUL means to appreciate what you have compared to what you want. … November… the eleventh month of the year, a time of transition from summer to fall, a month of anticipation–holiday festivities, family celebrations, and the countdown to a new year… leaving the old behind and stepping into the new, a time for thankfulness and gratefulness.

From Liquor To Living

PHOTO BY Molly Kendrick
Circumstances have never been tilted in my favor, or so I always thought. … Even at a young age, I felt like the odd man out. I never felt I belonged and knew that I was somehow exceptional. Of course, it would take years to figure out exactly how I was unique, but I was unique none the less. I doubt my story differs much from thousands of others, but today I know that I have a voice that can help others know they are not alone. … I was born and raised right here in the Ark-La-Tex. Like many, I had a divided family.

CASA & TCAC

The Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center … … 1203 Main Street … Texarkana, TX 75501 … 903-792-2215 … missydavison@cactexarkana.org TCAC Program Director Missy Davison … MISSION … The Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center is an umbrella program under CASA of Northeast Texas. The purpose of the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center (TCAC) is to provide a non-threatening environment for the investigation of child abuse.

Publisher's Letter

photo by Molly Kendrick
If someone had told the younger, teenage version of me I would one day be doing this, I probably would not have believed them. As a self-proclaimed country girl, growing up in Cass County, I was only familiar with the Pine Country Bulletin and The Citizen’s Journal. Nonetheless, I remember always taking the time to check out the local stories and photos published each week. Any vague plans I may have had to become a nurse would never have prospered as I have discovered needles scare me to death, and I have always had a mind that never stops dreaming of new ideas and stories to tell.

Dinner's REDI

PHOTO BY Molly Kendrick
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? … This is a long-enduring paradox first proposed by philosophers in Ancient Greece to describe the problem of determining cause-and-effect. Today, it is still fun to ponder this age-old question. … Now consider a similar question as it relates to our regional economic viability. Which comes first, supply or demand? What does your gut tell you? … Traditionally home cooks have been serving up eggs for breakfast and pot roast for Sunday dinner. Yet in modern times we just read the menu and order what sounds good.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a wife, a mother of three, a former campaign manager, political advisor, Fox News contributor, and was the White House Press Secretary for two years under the Trump Administration. There’s even talk about the potential of a 2022 run for Governor of Arkansas in her future. … Her most recent endeavor adds “Author” to her resume. Speaking for Myself:

Renaissance Man

NEGATIVITY by Michael Ulmer
When we think about a Renaissance man, most of us think of those great men of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, whose brilliant plays and poetry we’ve studied in books and whose breathtaking works of art we’ve seen on chapel ceilings. Centuries later though, right here in the year 2020, you still occasionally run across those rare individuals who seem to become an expert at every task they set their hands to.

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