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Sharing your talents this holiday season

On the ROad Kids Quilts webThanksgiving! It’s a time for caring. It’s a time for sharing.

As we turn our thoughts to the Thanksgiving celebration, let us remember how much we have to be thankful for. How grateful we all should be to be living in a beautiful world. And to be able to see and enjoy the flowers and trees that surround us. How thankful we should be to be able to communicate with each other. How grateful we should be for the skills, the attributes, and the talents that we have.

But what are we doing with our talents? Are we sharing them with other people? Do you have skills as a mechanic? Are you sharing those skills by offering to help a neighbor with a problem that he cannot fix? That he knows nothing about?

Perhaps you were a teacher or a tutor. It’s not too late to give of your time and talent to a local school or to your church.

So many of the Winter Texans share their skills with us. Thank you for your time and talent. Let us follow their example.

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South Pole Illuminated Festival starts next week

319896994 665334451799742 716729217893923651 n webThe holiday season is right around the corner, and McAllen is once again ready to shine as it unveiled details of the highly anticipated South Pole Illuminated Festival 2023. In a grand announcement held at the McAllen Convention Center earlier this month, an array of dignitaries, sponsors, and community partners gathered to reveal the festive magic that will soon take over the McAllen Convention Center grounds, starting on November 29, and running through December 30.

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Reserve your booth for Mission Health Fair

health fair webThe Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is inviting local businesses to the Annual Mission Health and Wellness Fair that will be held on Friday, December 8.

This year the event will be held at the Mission Event Center from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. In partnership with Mission Regional Medical Center, they’re providing free services that include blood exams, bone density tests, blood circulation checks, and more to the community.

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Veterans honored at Sunshine RV

Joiel Quick Veterans webAs a US Army Veteran, Joiel Quick said, it was my honor and privilege to Emcee the Sunshine RV Veterans Day Program. On hand was our Guest Speaker Master Gunnery Sergeant Ricardo Gonzales Jr., and the US Marine Military Academy Color Guard for Presentation and Posting of the Colors. Also pictured here are my husband, US Army 1SG Robert Quick (Ret) and Program Chair Vickie Heggen.

PVAS celebrates Adopt a Senior Month

Palm Valley Animal Society (PVAS) is excited to highlight the significance of Adopt a Senior Dog Month throughout November. The campaign aims to shed light on the often-overlooked senior dogs in shelters and encourage the community to consider the unique benefits of adopting these intelligent and loving companions.

While puppies are adorable and full of energy, senior dogs bring a wealth of experience, trained skills, and a calm demeanor to any home. They make wonderful friends, offering the perfect mix of companionship and tranquility. Many senior dogs are already housetrained and understand basic commands, making the transition into a new home smoother for both the pet and the adopter.

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Palm Gardens RV Park recognizes its Veterans

20231011 Palm Gardens Veterans Ceremony webBy Ruth Filz

Veterans Day/Remembrance Day is an annual observance to honor and remember the sacrifices of military personnel who have served in times of war and peacekeeping missions. Originally known as Armistice Day, it commemorates the end of World War I and celebrates the service of both living and deceased veterans. Major hostilities of World War I were formerly ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. While events and traditions may slightly vary, the central theme of the observance remains the same: to express gratitude to brave men and women for their dedication and valor. Two minutes of silence is observed at 11 a.m. on the 11th of November marking the end of World War I in remembrance of the fallen. This tradition serves as a poignant reminder of the courage, strength, and selflessness displayed by those who have served and those who continue to serve.

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Blasing puts on show at Llano Grande

IMG 1378 webLeslie Blasing put on a great show with great music at Llano Grande last week for a winter season kick off event last week. There was a lot of fun had by all in attendance. The dance floor was packed most of the afternoon as well. The event included food trucks and vendors outside. Food trucks ran out of food before the event was over.

Pharr South treats park Veterans

401832835 654705910170852 951172964552789069 n webOn Veterans Day, over 60 Veterans from the Pharr South senior community were treated to lunch, entertainment, and great company by City of Pharr leaders and special guests.



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McAllen Holiday Parade talks safety for events

20191207 McAllen McAllen Parade HMoering 0308 webMcAllen Holiday Parade organizers recently announced details of road closures and the McAllen Holiday Parade Polar Express, the day-long free park and ride shuttle that is being provided by Metro McAllen on parade day, to help ensure the safety of the anticipated 265,000-plus parade attendees, as well as the 1,200 parade participants and volunteers.

Getting the family to the parade will not be difficult, as the City of McAllen, in partnership with South Texas College, will offer a free McAllen Holiday Parade Park and Ride Polar Express Shuttle from the STC campus on Pecan Boulevard and 29th St. to the Quince Avenue and 23rd Street parade Drop-Off/Pick-Up point.

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