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Please join us from 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 for our Dynamic Learning Institute session, “North to Alaska-A Young Man’s Journey as an Alaskan Fisherman.”

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You may think that running around in one’s underwear wildly flailing about with a pink butterfly net in the bedroom might seem a bit odd, but for me, it’s just another day.

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Volunteers are so appreciated at the Dietert Center. With 200-plus volunteers in the Meals on Wheels program delivering a hot meal and a friendly smile, more than 300 seniors in Kerr County can attest firsthand how much good they do. More than 200 other volunteers assist with all ongoing pro…

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What if we really believed all that God said about us? What if we took all the negative things people say or the lies we believe about ourselves and traded them for the truth? What if we truly believed God was our father? What things would we attempt if we really believed God was with us all…

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You don’t want to miss the next DLI session on Oct. 5 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Dietert Center.  Peggy Pilkenton, RN and our Dementia Care Advocates Coordinator, will share beneficial information about Cognitive Reserve: Keeping Your Brain Strong. A robust cognitive reserve can help you function b…

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"A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof, trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck. It isn't easy. You may ask, why do we stay up there if it's so dangerous? We stay …

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Don’t you just love technology? Me neither. As I write this article, I’m staring at this machine that I hate with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. Of course, it doesn’t belong to me - it belongs to my business, and so I can’t bash it into oblivion with a sledge hammer. I want to, …

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“Run, run, run, that is all I seem to do,” I thought. “Run over to help mom and dad, run to work, run home to get dinner, run to pick up Price and go to basketball games, run to church, run to the grocery store, and in the meantime, kiss my husband and try to be a good wife,” my mind continued.

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The Mother’s Day Tea scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 18 has been cancelled. We will pick another month for it again, I promise. Due to the increase in COVID cases in Kerrville, we felt it best to hold off for a while.  

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My family puts more miles on our vehicles in September than any other month of the year - mostly related to football. While driving across the Texas Hill Country this past Saturday morning, the temperature was hovering around 70 degrees. A light breeze was blowing out of the northwest as I e…

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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.” Thank you to all of the Dietert Center staff for your dedication, support and love for our organization and th…

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The big mess on the front of your car is known scientifically as Libytheana carinenta. Their common name is the American Snout-Nose Butterfly. At least that is what it was before you hit it with your car. Now it’s just a big heap of phlegm daubed all over your windshield.

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I was reading an article from a magazine the other night that recognized the common cockroach as the species that will most likely survive the next world-wide catastrophic event.

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Raise your hand if you like fall. Of course you do! Now put your hand down, because someone’s going to see you, and think you have a question. What’s not to like? Football, cool weather, autumn leaves, football… When I walk out the front door, I can smell it. Change is in the air, and the Hi…

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We need more of our Dietert friends to come out and have fun with us at our annual Golf Tournament which supports our Dementia Care Advocates program on Sept. 11 at Riverhill Country Club.  

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The first week of school has parents hopping and kids filled with excitement, and maybe a little apprehension.  

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For this week’s article, I thought I would share the inspiration behind the title of this column. About 8 years ago, I lost my father.

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What a great time we had at the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo last weekend. It was so good to see people learning about new businesses that have started in Kerrville and re-acquainting themselves with the businesses that have been working hard throughout the pandemic to st…

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Back in May of 2021, I had surgery on my right middle finger to remove a cyst. It was to be a simple procedure, however, when the doctor opened my finger, there was extensive damage to my joint, two chipped bones, and my tendon was frayed. I was grateful the doctor repaired my finger but the…

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I know many of you Kerr County locals are wondering why it rained this past weekend, and all I can say is, “You’re welcome.” I know this claim will be taken with a certain amount of skepticism and maybe even accusations of blasphemy, but there’s just no other logical explanation. For all sev…

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Well, here we are in August. Hopefully it won’t be the “dog days” of August. The refreshing rain on Sunday got us started in the right direction.

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“When a boy turns 13, seal him in a barrel and feed him through a knot hole. When he turns 16, plug up the hole.”

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This summer has gone by really fast. Before we know it, the kids will be back in school and we will be getting ready for cooler weather.

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Guess what? I got a fever, folks, and the only prescription is more Olympics. Yep, the bug has bitten me bad. Something strange happens to me every four years. Somehow, I am implanted with supernatural powers as an expert judge and critic of all Olympic sports. For the next couple of weeks, …

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Recently I have talked to a number of people struggling with different fears. I can certainly relate, as for years I was a victim of a variety of fears. Thankfully God has set me free from the bondage fear brings.

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If you need any piece of information implied, imparted, inferred, proclaimed, or divulged, I’m your guy. I have a college degree in communication, and 30 years of experience in public education and camping. Therefore, one would think that I could exchange information with my coworkers, the g…

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I may have just had a birthday this month (and still milking it by the way), but an even more important birthday is that of the Dietert Center. We turn 52 years old this month.

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I decided to walk around the building and ask the staff about what they are hearing and feeling from participants and volunteers coming in to the center.

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You’ve heard the cliché, “some like it hot?” The opposite of that assertion is, of course, “some don’t.” I’m one of the ‘don’ts’.” You remember “snowpocalypse” a few months ago? Well, I didn’t think that was such a big deal. In fact, I would happily trade the weather now for the weather then…

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Drivers traveling this summer should remember that state law requires them to slow down or move over when tow trucks and other emergency vehicles – police, fire, EMS and highway response trucks – are stopped on the side of the road with their lights activated.

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There’s a reason that God made raccoons with masks ... they’re all criminals. By the way, let me point out from the get-go that I won’t be using the full name “raccoon” anymore in this article.

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If I asked you to describe the Guadalupe River in Kerr County, chances are your response would include something about towering cypress trees lining the banks.  Bald cypress are a quintessential feature of Hill Country rivers and streams. We may admire them because of their awe-inspiring bea…

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Independence: What does that mean to you? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes independence as “the quality or state of being independent.”