By Jan Browning
Romans 5:3-4. “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (NIV).
I sit here at 1 a.m. with my dad on my mind. He’s been gone a year from my life. However, I think of him every day and the precious memories and lessons he left as his legacy.
I am on Facebook reading from my nevergiveup Parkinson’s/Dystonia support group page about two men with perseverance.
Bill Bucklew, a man from Illinois and fellow person with Parkinson’s, completed a walk a week ago from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean in 67 days. Averaging 40 miles a day he raised $120,000 for Parkinson’s research.
Yesterday, Bret Parker, a man from New York, and fellow PWP completed seven marathons in seven days on seven continents and raised more than $200,000 for Parkinson’s research.
Read the full story in your weekend News.
Pancakes with Santa serves some 300 meals
Small town Christmas-Nocona style celebrated during the weekend
Nocona hosted its Small Town Christmas Nocona Style Saturday night. (Top) Dan Fenoglio created his own unique holiday sleigh for the parade. (Bottom) Bob and Kristal Ferguson, 2022 Mardi Gras King and Queen were dressed for the holidays to remind folks Mardi Gras Nocona Style is coming in February. (Courtesy photos)
Christmas in Forestburg this weekend
The community of Forestburg has kicked off its holiday season with a tree lighting on Nov. 30 with its Christmas in Forestburg activities planned for Dec. 9-10.
At 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 there will be a Community Movie Night in the Forestburg Community Center parking lot.
Christmas in Forestburg will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Dec. 10. There will be activities at the community center and around town. There will be free activities for the kids, vendors, and food trucks from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
The Forestburg Volunteer Fire Department will have a Christmas Street Dance, “Forestburg on Fire,” immediately following the parade from 6:30-11 p.m. in front of the fire hall. This is a free event, and donations will be accepted.
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