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Dietert News – October 12, 2019

If you come to the Dietert Center or drive by this week, you will notice our new updated parking lot.

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Wednesday 10/09/2019
Focusing on older adults
Posted: October 09, 2019

By 2030, all baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) will be over the age of 65. It is estimated that in less than 20 years, seniors will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. To address any gap in services to the growing aging population, the 27 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) that span across the state of Texas are conducting a survey to collect public input about what matters most to older adults and caregivers in their respective communities.

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Wednesday 10/02/2019
N.I.C.E: Nolina texana suggested for planting
Posted: October 02, 2019

by Cindy Anderson

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Dietert News – October 2, 2019
Posted: October 02, 2019

I can’t believe that it is October and it’s still 90-plus degrees. I am ready for some cool weather for football season. So, if you too are trying to beat the heat, come to the Dietert Center where it is cool and comfortable for some fun, food, entertainment, and friendship.

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Thursday 09/26/2019
Dietert News – September 25, 2019
Posted: September 26, 2019

Retirement, “Good Bye,” and “See Ya Laters” are always hard to experience. especially with those who are so loved by volunteers and co-workers. This month the Dietert family has one of each of those transitions in life to announce.

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Wednesday 09/25/2019
The Presidents Corner: Schreiner University: Rankings in Higher Education
Posted: September 25, 2019

by Dr. Charlie McCormick

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
Your encouragement can change someone’s day, life
Posted: September 18, 2019

I love how God is good at being a genius! He always sees our hearts and is attentive to our needs. He is the best friend I have ever had because He is always around and always listening to me. He sees the best in me and calls me up to become all He has created me to be-my true identity in Him.

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Dietert News – September 25, 2019
Posted: September 18, 2019

Life is a gift but it can be brittle and broken at times. My husband and I were in St Augustine, Fla. this past weekend to help his sister Lisa and her husband Tracy prepare a memorial service for their only child, Laura.

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
Dietert News – September 11, 2018
Posted: September 11, 2019

Last week we had a special visitor. A gentleman came in to purchase frozen meals for his mom. His wife usually takes care of this task, so it was his first time to come in. She told him to go straight to the freezer where we have all the meals for selection.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
Dietert News – September 4, 2019
Posted: September 04, 2019

According to Wikipedia, “Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country.”

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Friday 08/30/2019
Kickboxing and Christianity: What they have in common
Posted: August 30, 2019

Back in the spring of 2018, I walked into the Kroc Center to work out and noticed a kickboxing class. The ladies were getting a good workout and it looked fun.

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Thursday 08/29/2019
Keeping up with Kerrville: Strong financial planning a hallmark in Kerrville
Posted: August 29, 2019

The public hearings on the City of Kerrville’s Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Proposed Budget on Aug. 27 and Sept. 10 will cap another arduous eight-month budget planning process by the city’s finance department, and demonstrates once again the city’s commitment to strong and transparent fiscal management.

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Wednesday 08/28/2019
The President's Corner: SU, the gift that continues giving
Posted: August 28, 2019

by Dr. Charlie McCormick

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Tuesday 08/27/2019
Dietert News – August 28, 2019
Posted: August 27, 2019

Memories and traditions are wonderful. From my family’s first day of school tradition of going out to dinner with the kids to talk about how their first day was, to new traditions we see happening in our grown children’s lives, we have lots of sweet memories to cherish. I was at my daughter’s house this week and enjoyed some pretty daisies in a vase on the dining table. Pretty purple, yellow and white flowers all mixed together.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Dietert News – August 21, 2019
Posted: August 21, 2019

Do you have a couple hours a week to help out our community’s homebound seniors? If so, please consider delivering meals for our Meals on Wheels program.

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Wednesday 08/14/2019
Who are you listening to?
Posted: August 14, 2019

Too many times, we listen to other people, popular opinion, the voice of fear, or our own insecurities; instead of listening to what God says. When we listen to anyone but God, it is like we shoot ourselves in the foot.

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Wednesday 08/07/2019
Dietert News – August 7, 2019
Posted: August 07, 2019

Well, we are definitely in the dog days of summer. Hopefully we will just have one more month of hot weather, but the excitement in town with school starting, football and volleyball teams preparing for another season, and parents getting back into a routine is all around us. Our routine here at the center is gearing up for a busy fall season of Club Ed activities.

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Wednesday 07/31/2019
Dietert News – July 31, 2019
Posted: July 31, 2019

Wow, Wow, Wow….What a fabulous 50th Anniversary party we had last weekend. Many attendees were dressed in their finest regalia from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and we even had the Kardasian family from the 2000s dance the night away to Rotel and The Hot Tomatoes.

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Wednesday 07/24/2019
Dietert News – July 24, 2019
Posted: July 24, 2019

Have you ever been to a motivational conference? The one where the experts give you a kick in your behind to get you motivated to set goals, make plans, commit to them, and most of all strive to achieve your dreams?

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
Dietert News – July 17, 2019
Posted: July 17, 2019

The Dynamic Learning Institute’s presentation last week on “Apollo 11 – The 50th Anniversary Tribute” was exceptional. We want to thank HEB and the Ray C. Fish Foundation for their generous support of this program that informed, delighted and intrigued everyone in attendance.

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Tuesday 07/16/2019
Two Sides of the Coin of Grace
Posted: July 16, 2019

God’s grace is something that has helped me through many hard days in my life. His grace is never rationed, in short supply or earned. It is always hanging around but sometimes, it is hidden in plain sight because we do not understand it. So, what is grace?

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Wednesday 07/10/2019
Keeping Up with Kerrville: Addressing our housing needs a top priority
Posted: July 10, 2019

The lack of affordable housing that has hindered the local real estate market in recent years is certainly not a phenomenon unique to Kerrville. Across the United States, home prices are rising at twice the rate of wage growth, while at the same time the demand for housing is outpacing the current supply.

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Dietert News – July 10, 2019
Posted: July 10, 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Independence Day. Within all of the fun festivities, I hope we all stopped to think about what our personal independence means to us.

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Wednesday 07/03/2019
Home of the brave
Posted: July 03, 2019

Back in May, I was listening to the beautiful voice of a woman who was singing the National Anthem at the Kerrville National Day of Prayer. When she came to the last line of the verse, she belted out, “O’re the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

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Tuesday 07/02/2019
Everyone invited to nation’s birthday party July 4
Posted: July 02, 2019

There’s a 243rd birthday party on Thursday, and everyone is invited!

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Wednesday 06/26/2019
Currents: Land use changes impact watershed health
Posted: June 26, 2019

If you’ve ever suffered from the debilitating effects of cedar pollen, aka “cedar fever,” you’re likely to agree that eliminating all cedar from our watershed is a great idea.

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Dietert News – June 26, 2019
Posted: June 26, 2019

My heart was filled to the brim last week. On Wednesday, I was able to attend a check presentation with Leadership Kerr County Class No. 34 for proceeds raised at Easter Fest 2019.

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Pigeonberry: a NICE plant for summer shade
Posted: June 26, 2019

Texas is a large, diverse state and plants that work for one region may not always be the best choice in a different region. The Native Plant Society of Texas created the NICE Native Plant Partners program (formerly called Operation NICE!) to help nurseries offer natives that are right for the local environment. Two local chapters of NPSOT, the Kerrville and Fredericksburg chapters, implement this program by choosing one native plant to promote each season – in cooperation with wholesalers, in order to assure availability – and in cooperation with participating local nurseries.

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Friday 06/21/2019
Looking for Vikings, but finding more
Posted: June 21, 2019

Know what genetic testing can do for you – or to you!

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Thursday 06/20/2019
You are much more capable than you think
Posted: June 20, 2019

I told my husband, “There is no way I can shoot 1,000 shotgun shells in a day,” as we were planning our recent vacation to Argentina. Shooting that many shells sounded painful and I did not think I was that interested in trying to shoot that many birds.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
A Guide to Giving: Giving Retirement Assets to Charity, Tax Free
Posted: June 19, 2019

They tell us all the time: save, save, save. Prepare for retirement. Rarely do they suggest what to do if you have excess savings. Some are fortunate enough to have saved enough to enjoy retirement exactly how they want. With any excess funds, it might be a savvy tax solution to donate to charities directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

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Dietert News – June 19, 2019
Posted: June 19, 2019

I hope all the dads in Kerr County had a relaxing and enjoyable Father’s Day.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Dietert News – June 12, 2019
Posted: June 12, 2019

This past weekend the Dietert Center lost a couple of our special friends.

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Wednesday 06/05/2019
Who needs kindness and why should we practice it?
Posted: June 05, 2019

The hot Texas sun was beaming down, highlighting the green rows of cotton, corn, and melon that lined the road. I was driving down Highway 90 on my way to Uvalde, Texas thinking of how I love seeing all the fruits and vegetables this part of the country produces. My husband was a farmer for several years in the 80’s and it is always interesting to hear his farming stories. He tells about the long hours each day he invested to produce a good crop, and some challenges.

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Dietert News – June 5, 2019
Posted: June 05, 2019

I visited the Quilting group last week and was amazed by their handwork and the process of quilting.

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Saturday 06/01/2019
Currents: Dangers of releasing aquarium fish in Texas waters
Posted: June 01, 2019

Whether it was at a museum, doctor’s office, or in your own home, at one time or another we have all enjoyed the experience of watching a fish gracefully swim back and forth in an aquarium.

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
Dietert News – May 29, 2019
Posted: May 29, 2019

I just want to say what a blessing the Dietert Center is to our community. I have been amazed by the participants, visitors, volunteers, donors, staff and now even the people that visit the River Trail from our parking lot.

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Wednesday 05/22/2019
City’s education efforts pay dividends
Posted: May 22, 2019

The City of Kerrville is committed to continuous improvement in order to provide citizens with high quality service – a belief that is the driving force behind the city’s creation of City University in September of 2017. With offices located on the second floor of the downtown parking garage, City U offers four educational tracks to city employees – Technology, S.T.E.P, Leadership and Innovation – all of which are designed to equip employees with basic skills, technology and leadership abilities. By offering a robust in-house training program, the city is also able to invest in the development of employees without all of the costs of travel and registration fees associated with traditional training opportunities.

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Dietert News – May 22, 2019
Posted: May 22, 2019

Calling all volunteers.We need help delivering Meals on Wheels to our homebound seniors.

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Wednesday 05/15/2019
Dietert News – May 15, 2019
Posted: May 15, 2019

It was a beautiful Mother’s Day Sunday, but on Saturday we also had fun at our Mother’s Day Tea. More than 75 women and a few men came to enjoy great food, tea, and friendship. Several ladies wore their special hats to the event.

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Wednesday 05/08/2019
Dietert News – May 8, 2019
Posted: May 08, 2019

This is “Celebrate Mothers Week.” I know it’s really just one day – Sunday, but I believe in celebrating the whole week. Moms do so much for their families and I think a week of celebration is certainly in order.

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Thursday 05/02/2019
Understanding the property tax appraisal process
Posted: May 02, 2019

The recent release of 2019 Kerr county property appraisals has prompted several calls to the City of Kerrville regarding the property appraisal process.

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Wednesday 05/01/2019
Waiting in faith with God
Posted: May 01, 2019

Where are you right now in your life? Are you in a difficult situation or a low spot? Are you trying to just keep your head above the water as the storm rages? Do you feel all alone and caught in the waves? You are not alone, trust me.

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Dietert News – May 1, 2019
Posted: May 01, 2019

We had a great Volunteer Appreciation dinner at the Dietert Center last week.

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Wednesday 04/24/2019
Mayor endorses Clarkson, Cochrane in city election
Posted: April 24, 2019

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the 59th mayor of Kerrville.

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Murr co-authors bill to protect life
Posted: April 24, 2019

State Representative Andrew Murr recently co-authored House Bill 16, also known as the Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act. This pro-life legislation is aimed at protecting the lives of infants born after surviving abortion procedures. The legislation acts as a safeguard to ensure children born after failed abortion procedures receive the same level of medical care by healthcare professionals afforded to any other child.

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Celebrating ‘Fair Housing Act’ anniversary
Posted: April 24, 2019

To the editor:

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Dietert News – April 24, 2019
Posted: April 24, 2019

Happy Spring! I hope everyone had a very blessed Easter. Our children and three grandsons were here and we were filled with love, fun and lots of eggs.

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Tuesday 04/16/2019
Dietert News – April 17, 2019
Posted: April 16, 2019

This week is very special to me because April 16 is my one-year anniversary at the Dietert Center. What a fun year this has been, and it has just flown by.

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Wednesday 04/10/2019
Legislative notes; Murr co-authors school finance reform bill
Posted: April 10, 2019

State Representative Andrew Murr (R - Junction) recently co-authored House Bill 3, a comprehensive bill that proposes to fundamentally transform the public school finance system in Texas. Rep. Murr was joined by a majority of his fellow Texas House colleagues following the filing of House Bill 3 at a bipartisan joint press conference held at the State Capitol. School finance and property tax reform are the two top priorities for the 86th Texas Legislature, and both have been declared emergency items by Governor Greg Abbott.

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