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Dietert News – January 22, 2020

I was fortunate to spend some special time with a precious lady last week.

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Wednesday 01/22/2020
Cowboy Breakfast great start to day, HCDJLS
Posted: January 22, 2020

by Charlie McIlvain

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
Dietert News – January 15, 2020
Posted: January 15, 2020

We should always keep our minds engaged in learning, no matter what our age is.

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Perspective, Presence and Peace
Posted: January 15, 2020

Going forward into 2020, there are several things I want to take with me into the new year, to help me navigate the days ahead. These are things I have historically seen, that have produced stability and joy in my life. They are perspective, presence and peace.

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Tuesday 12/31/2019
What to take into 2020 and what to leave behind
Posted: December 31, 2019

With the beginning of 2020, it is time to take inventory of our lives and prepare for the future. As I looked at my own life, my walk with God, and where I want to go, I discovered there are things I want to take into the new year and things I need to leave behind. What about you? What do you want to take into 2020 and what are the things you need to leave in 2019?

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Tuesday 12/24/2019
Dietert News – December 25, 2019
Posted: December 24, 2019

I looked back to this time last year and found what I had written about Christmas memories and I love the opportunity to talk about them again.

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Wednesday 12/18/2019
Opening the present of peace
Posted: December 18, 2019

Tears were streaming down the face of the woman that sat across from me. She was exhausted from trying to figure out how to care for her mom, who was in the hospital, her children, and financial issues that plagued her. “I’m so stressed out,” she stated.

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Schreiner University: Gifts of the Season
Posted: December 18, 2019

As the holidays approach, we remind each other why this season matters: the opportunity to spend time with family, the sights and smells and tastes of Christmas, a reconnection to our faith and values, and the expression of goodwill towards men and women. Though we are reluctant to say it out loud for fear of appearing shallow—the gifts aren’t bad either.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
City offers tips to enjoy a safe holiday season
Posted: December 04, 2019

Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families gather, parties are scheduled and travel spikes. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout the season.

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Dietert News – December 4, 2019
Posted: December 04, 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with good food, family, fun, and friends.

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
UGRA Currents: 2,500 Reasons to Start Collecting Rainwater
Posted: November 27, 2019

Don’t worry. I only listed my top five reasons why you should give rainwater harvesting a try, but the last one is worth up to $2,500!

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Dietert News – November 27, 2019
Posted: November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday; family, fun, great food and lots of reasons to be thankful. I can close my eyes and think about my mom making her cornbread dressing and I can still remember the smell of celery and onions sautéing in butter and the smell of the sage being added.

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The President's Corner: Schreiner University: Intentionally cultivating gratitude
Posted: November 27, 2019

Each year around this time, researchers and pundits tell us what the next big, new thing will be to make us our better selves so that we can add it to our list of new year’s resolutions.

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Uncommon thanks
Posted: November 27, 2019

We were sitting on a bass boat in El Salto, Mexico, and had just cast our lines into the water. It was a gorgeous morning and the sun was coming up behind the Sierra Madre Mountains. The scenery was breathtaking and I marveled at the beauty God had created. It was as if He were painting a majestic picture, just for us. I thanked God for the beauty that surrounded us.

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Wednesday 11/20/2019
Marriages and Divorces – November 20, 2019
Posted: November 20, 2019

Marriages

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Dietert News – November 20, 2019
Posted: November 20, 2019

What weird weather we have been having, cold for a few days and then warm for the others.

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Honoring veterans
Posted: November 13, 2019

Each year on November 11th we commemorate Veterans Day. This originates from the armistice that ended World War I which occurred at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson designated November 11th as Armistice Day to honor the veterans who fought in the Great War.

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Dietert News – November 13, 2019
Posted: November 13, 2019

Our “Evening to Remember” event last Saturday in the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary was spectacular. The event sponsored by Peterson Health featured Don Irwin, internationally renowned Steinway pianist, benefited our Dementia Care Advocates program and was in memory of John Iman on his birthday.

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
Dietert News – November 6, 2019
Posted: November 06, 2019

Daylight Savings Time – some like it and some don’t. I absolutely love the “Fall Back” day.

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Wednesday 10/30/2019
Dietert News – October 30, 2019
Posted: October 30, 2019

We have a celebrity in our midst. Pat Hudgins, our recently retired Meals on Wheels Coordinator was named the 2019 Outstanding Woman of the Year at the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet last week.

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Fear or confidence ... Which will you choose?
Posted: October 30, 2019

Walking through my neighborhood several weeks ago, I noticed decorations for Halloween at various homes. At one home, there were all these scary looking creatures. God wants us to be filled with faith and confidence, not fear as we walk through this world.

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Serving Higher End in Higher Ed: SU as a ‘University of Hope’
Posted: October 30, 2019

Since the Great Recession of 2008, public trust in American institutions of higher learning has plateaued. Just listen to the way we talk about education.

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Thursday 10/24/2019
Heating repairs call for qualified technicians
Posted: October 24, 2019

When the first cold fronts of the year finally roar down from the north, many Texas consumers will turn on their heating systems for the season. Regular maintenance of your system will extend its life and discover any mechanical issues before they become expensive health and safety issues.

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Wednesday 10/23/2019
Dietert News – October 23, 2019
Posted: October 23, 2019

Our Dietert Dementia Care Advocates program is presenting a free session on “Changes Affecting Memory, Cognition and Communication” on Monday, Oct. 28 from 3-4 p.m.

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Wednesday 10/16/2019
Beware of fire during holidays
Posted: October 16, 2019

by Chief Dannie Smith,

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Dietert News – October 16, 2019
Posted: October 16, 2019

I love our community. Several events happened this past weekend that showed how our community comes together to support our youth, families and members of all ages. The Tivy Homecoming parade on Thursday brought out spectators of all kinds. Families with young children watched from the sidewalks and had a glimpse of what they can look forward to in the future.

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Wednesday 10/09/2019
Dietert News – October 12, 2019
Posted: October 09, 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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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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