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General Interest

SANTA’S WORKSHOP: Green Bees reach out to those in need

20121213 Greengate-Grove-A-park-giving IMG 0643 FEATUREWalking into the hall at Green Gate Grove RV Park in Mission, it almost looked like Santa’s workshop, buzzing with working Winter Texan ladies. These women are the Green Bees Quilters, and just like Santa’s elves, they’re prepping for Christmas.

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SPIRIT OF GIVING: Chamber chairwoman serves with passion

20121107 Comfort House Sandra Vecchio lg-05 featureFreshly washed towels. A new backpack. The smooth pages of a dictionary.

These things may all seem commonplace enough, but Sandra Vecchio knows that for the people who receive them through the charities she’s worked with they’re small gestures that can make a lasting impact.

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South Texas Youth Symphony plans Sunday Christmas concert

“If you close your eyes and listen, you will think the Valley Symphony Orchestra is playing. They are that good!” said Cate Link, talking about the South Texas Youth Symphony. Link, who is operations manager for the Valley Symphony Orchestra, said Winter Texans will have an opportunity to hear the Youth Symphony’s Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Edinburg City Auditorium, located at the intersection of 7th and McIntyre.

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Festive Holiday Events

Quinta Mazatlan will celebrate Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 13, with a Big Band Concertin the Park featuring the 18-piece Dean Canty Band. Canty is an alumnus of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. As a first trumpet he has played with Bob Hope, Julio Iglesias, Vikki Carr, Jerry Lewis and many others.

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'Warrior Singer': One man’s memories of Pearl Harbor, World War II and the life that came after

20121205 Hap-Parsons CAB 0006 featureWhen Cpl. Herman “Hap” Parsons went to bed in his barracks located just a mile up from Pearl Harbor in the wee hours of Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, it was the end of a very good weekend.

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A morning on the birding trail at Bentsen State Park

20121130 Bentsen Park 50th Story lg-7 FEATUREWith a chill still hanging in air and the morning sunlight filtering through the trees, Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park/World Birding Center naturalist Roy Rodriguez looks around for stragglers to a bi-weekly guided tour.

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ANSWERING THE CALL: Mission men aid refugees in Kurdistan

20121123 Kurdistan DY Blackstar Group-2 FEATURESteve Chung of Mission looked up to see a truckload of cold, wet families entering the refugee camp. He had been showing refugees from the Syrian civil war how to use the water filters he brought for them. Many in the Domiz Refugee Camp, just outside the city of Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, suffer from diarrhea. Chung’s filters are vital to the prevention of the condition.

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Texas Social Security Offices changing hours

Effective Nov. 19, Texas Social Security offices will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.

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