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Kristina Kelsey: My family misses spider

I have an intense fear of spiders. I fear them all: big ones, small ones, medium size ones; they’re all horrifying. 

I’m not concerned with being bitten, that’s not it at all. I don’t like their copious amount of legs, I find eight legs to be at least four too many. I don’t trust their wily and erratic intentions. They're sketchy and sometimes furry.

 Some of them jump and some of them run and some of them just sit and stare at you. Who can possibly find these behaviors endearing? 

Jessica Marie Villalpando and Victor Piñones Jr. 

 

Jessica Marie Villalpando, Victor Piñones Jr. to marry: Wedding date set for Aug. 27 in San Marcos

Jessica Marie Villalpando and Victor Piñones Jr. announce their wedding set for August 27, 2016. 

Villalpando’s parents are Vangie Castillo of San Marcos and Ruben Villalpando of Maxwell. 

Villalpando is a graduate of San Marcos High School and graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in family and child development. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in school psychology at Texas State University.

Piñones’ parents are Mr. and Mrs. Victor Piñones Sr. of San Marcos. 

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In addition to learning about a variety of gardening topics, participants also take field trips to interesting locations to broaden their knowledge.

Become a Master Gardener: The deadline to submit applications for Hays County program is Aug. 22

If you’re a gardening enthusiast and have been mulling the prospect of becoming a Hays County Master Gardener, then the opportunity will soon present itself.

The deadline to submit applications is Aug. 22 or when the class maximum of 35 is reached. 

The cost to participate is $200 if paid before Sept. 1 and $225 if paid on or after Sept. 1. Applicants must pay in full by Sept. 10, the first day of classes.

According to Hays County Master Gardener Marilyn Love, the Texas Master Gardener Association is gearing up to offer classes in the fall.

The journey continues: Building duty, honor and country through West Point speech

On my journey, the best stateside assignment was a tour of duty at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.  

My responsibility as a Tactical Officer to a company of 120 cadets included building the values of “duty, honor and country.” 

The following annotated speech of four truths was given by me many times: 

 1. The hard way is the right way.  When making decisions and all variables are equal, choose the harder right over the easier wrong.  

A Word About Recycling with Ollie Maier

 An interesting item from Recycling Today on the possible growth of metal recycling?

We find an India-based market research firm gave a report on what they thought might be the growth in the metal recycling market to the year 2020.

“The report predicts that the market will grow from $277.12 billion in 2015 to $406.16 billion by 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.95 percent.” (To me, an almost 47 percent increase is a pretty significant one.)

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