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Tue
15
Mar

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

The theme for Toddler Story Time last week was “Celebrating Dr. Seuss.”

Shannon began story time with a “Good Morning to my Friends” song  and followed with Toddlerobics exercises.Next she did a finger play with “Rollie Pollie” and then read “The Cat in the Hat.”

Shannon asked the children which songs they would like to hear, and the children chose two songs where they could shake their sillies out followed by the Monkey song. Shannon did another finger play with (Open and Shut Them) using finger and arm movements, and then read a counting rhyme about five cats, using her fingers.

Next Shannon read another Dr. Seuss story entitled “Put Me in the Zoo” then she gave each child a color dot to put on the felt board animal when she called out that specific color.

The children finished off, with a craft, by making a picture of the cat in the hat out of construction paper.

Tue
15
Mar

St. Mark's shows their support

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is giving back to those in need. The Quilting Group of St. Mark’s has been quilting for the past year in preparation for Lutheran World Relief’s quilting mission.

Fifteen ladies from St. Mark’s have worked diligently over the past year and have already made 258 quilts.

These ladies at St. Mark’s put in a lot of work, meeting weekly at the church but make it clear that it “takes a whole community to make this happen.”

They have to find affordable fabrics and receive donations. It is a team effort, as they emphasize.

Each quilt takes on average three to fours to make: from top assembly or sandwiching to binding then tying and clipping; it is a lengthy process.

Tue
15
Mar

Gobbler Grace

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Cuero ISD has teachers who care about their students. One of them, second grade teacher Hannah Carson, has put this into practice outside of the classroom and has already seen an overwhelming response from students with a study called Gobbler Grace.

Carson started working at Hunt Elementary in January 2015 after graduating from Southeastern University in Florida in December 2014.

“I was taught faith integration and how to reach out to kids in a different way,” Carson stated.

She wanted to do more for her kids than just teach them at school.

Carson said, “I need to do more. The word grace kept coming back to me.”

Tue
15
Mar

$4 million grant for Head Start

While attending the National Head Start Winter Institute, Rachel Parsons, Program Director of Golden Crescent Head Start, two members of the GCHS Policy Council and Cesar Sotelo, TMC CEO met with U.S. Representative Filemon Vela on Capitol Hill.

During the visit, they extended an invitation to Rep. Vela, Rep. Farenthold, Senator Cornyn and Senator Cruz to visit the the Head Start Centers in any of the six counties that GCHS serves.

They were honored that Rep. Vela accepted the invitation and visited their Cuero Head Start Center on Friday, March 11. Rep. Vela offered to assist with securing future additional funding for the program.

Tue
15
Mar

CCH raises Patient Safety Awareness

Cuero Community Hospital recognized Patient Safety Awareness week, an initiative of the National Patient Safety Foundation, March 13-19. This awareness week places enhanced focus and education on patient healthcare safety.

“Patient Safety Awareness Week is an effort to increase our and all patient’s involvement with their healthcare,” stated Denise McMahan, Chief Quality Officer at Cuero Community Hospital.

“We are continually putting into effect processes and safeguards to improve patient satisfaction. It is important that the community knows they have a voice in the direction of their care as a patient. Our most important endeavor is to provide them comfort and security while they are a patient of our hospital, clinic(s) or home health agency.”

Tue
15
Mar

Roeder, Ludwick take annual chamber honors

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 98th annual banquet recognizing Courtney Ludwick as the student of the year and Donna Roeder as citizen of the year.

Well attended, it was held on March 8 at the Yorktown Community Hall. The theme for evening was “Denim & Diamonds.” Entertainment was provided by Dr. Gordon Barth and Matt Thigpen. Refreshments was a courtesy of Del Papa Distributing Co.

Mayor Rene Hernandez welcomed guests to the event. Members of the American Legion Post #270, Veterans of Foreign War Post #8136 and Vietnam Veterans Chapter #1029 presented the colors.  

Tue
15
Mar

Clerk's office leak needs skilled eye

By Glenn Rea
Publisher

Another step in problem solving took place at Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting at the courthouse.

For sometime DeWitt County Clerk Natalie Carson has reported water leaks in her office in basement floor of the courthouse. She expressed concern for the various county and public records held in that office.

Most of the moisture leaks and damage are noticeable following measurable rains in Cuero.

Commissioners Court agreed to solicit architectural companies to oversee the basement repair or assist in designing a new location for the clerk’s office.

At Monday’s meeting the court reported four architectural/engineering firms had responded. The court began the interview process and will consider naming a firm for the project.

The companies that responded were Rawlie McCoy Associates, Level 5 Architects, Komatsu Architecture and Randall Scott Architect.

Tue
08
Mar

Westhoff Spring Festival May 7

The Westhoff School Annual Spring Festival & Auction will be held on Saturday, May 7, at the Westhoff school campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include a Cake Walk, Toy Walk, Bucket Auction, Live Auction, and Raffle. Pre-sale Barbecue chicken plates are being sold for $8 which includes all the trimmings. 

Tue
08
Mar

Keep Cuero Beautiful presented award

Keep America Beautiful presented Keep Cuero Beautiful with its President Circle Award recognition at the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference, which took place in Orlando, Florida. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.

Tue
08
Mar

Annual reports reviewed by City Council

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

Cuero City Council reviewed annual reports from three entities that receive a portion of Cuero’s Hotel/Motel Sales Tax rebate. 

Cuero Main Street Program annual report was given by executive director Morgan Rath.

She listed the key events Cuero Main Street sponsored in 2015 including secret shopper- hospitality training, Shop the Blocks, hanging baskets project, Texas Treasure Business Awards presentation, social on Main Street, Deck the Downtown window decorating contest, and Christmas in Downtown.

Other highlights for the year included the Texas Downtown President’s Award that went to the Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas in Cuero.

She also reported Cuero Main Street Program also extended its boundaries to include a large portion of West Main and its historic buildings.

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