“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”

– Roy Batty,

from “Blade Runner”

FOR what it’s worth, today we have (once again) officially arrived in the future: the plot in Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” (released in 1982) kicked off on Nov. 20, 2019, when Rick Deckard was assigned to “retire” a group of Replicants.

VIC, thank you for the impact you’ve had on this community.

OUR friend Mona Jimerson’s annual Law Enforcement and First Responders Appreciation Luncheon is fast-approaching, and we know local police officers, elected officials, firefighters, EMTs and others are marking their calendars for Dec. 17. Last year, Mona and her small army of volunteers served 600 people out in Rusk County, thanks to support from numerous people, businesses and organizations in a wide area.

TEXAS troubadour Greg Schroeder puts it well, people in other parts of the country don’t quite understand us folks from the Lone Star State: “We’ve got Texas written across our backs.”

DO we really need mint chocolate Twinkies?

CONVERSELY, yes, we do need quadruple filling Oreos.

CONSTRUCTION is moving forward at Arbor Grace, and they’re keen for you to know, the facility is still open for business and bustling as they look forward to wrapping things up and opening their new extension.

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”

– Abraham Lincoln

BIRTHDAYS

November 20: Alma Nell Farmer, Daniel Chappell, Bill Brantley, Darryl Wright, Cliff Yowell, Judy Johnson, Mrs. Clarence Matthews, Brad Barnhart, Troy Jones, Jean Anderson, Harold Burkett, Ernie Paul, John E. Daniels, Derek Muckleroy, Herbert Hale, Timothy Hilburn, Wilson Dickson, Kelly Laird, Collin Clower, Rene Terry, J.R. Aman, Tracey Blackman, Stephanie Batson, Sammie Lewis, Cathy Arnold, Ricki Overman, Natasha Webster, Tea Andrews, Willie Brown, Alex Shockley, Payton Evans, Nadia Gilliam, Kirk Hagg, McKenna Marler, Rene’ Clark.

November 21: Loretta Vickberry, Kim Anderson, Gene Word, Shannon Moreno, Mrs. John Harris, Ruby Nell Pritchard, LaShawn Johnston, Allan Long, Stony Whatley, Ann Phillips, Mildred Smith, T.D. Haynes Jr., Michael Edington, Amy Baker, Vickie D. Bowers, Sherry Laney, Chad Nault, Darrell Bush III, Chris Ammons

November 22: Kimberly Ater, Melinda Long, Cassie McKinnerney, Bobbie Darrell Reid, Christina Patterson, Cyndi Nowlin, Anna Mae Rettig, Jo Kemp Little, Wanda Wheeler, Sonica Morse, Cindy Pruett, Phelia Woods, James Stone, Paula Niesher, Tracy Phillips, Jordan Johnson, Donna Gaines, Tommy Conner, Tara Coleman.

ANNIVERSARIES

November 20: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Moore

November 22: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Clark, Ray Dan and Bettie Rhodes

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