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Page 2A - The News - Friday, May 13, 2016 C'ommunity lng By Loretta Humble Loretta Specialto TheNews Humble I've been telling you about my dogs for years, Around starting with Barney, the Town little white dog you can granddaughter Laken, who see featured in two murals was in college, had to give downtown. I had noth-up her Shih Tzu puppy. ing to do with this; he There are few things in just somehow got next to this world as cute a Shih two different artists to the Tzu puppy, and Carl was extent they just painted tickled to adopt him, nam- him in. ing him Bingo. Carl and I picked himWell, things rocked on, out at the pound to be a and Bingo grew up before nursing home dog, but he we knew it. And before we had other ideas. He knew knew it, Bingo and Mag- from the beginning he was gie had mated. Maggie supposed to go home with delivered seven puppies us, and wouldn't have it righthere inthis house, on any other way. We shared the couch- thankfully, she joint custody of Barney for let us put a blanket under 17 years. For most of those her. While we certainly did years he went to work with not plan this, we now look me every day, where he back on that time as one snoozed under my desk, of our best times in years. only to come out to try to We loved those puppies! terrorize the mailman. He I remember when I wrote is buried in Carl's front aboutthis, mysister, Mary, yard under a tombstone told me I shouldn't write with his name written in that the combination of stained glass. Jack Russell and Shih Tzu Then, came the Jack creates Jack Shitz puppies. Russell, Maggie, found on Of course, I did, and the side of the road near lightning didn't strike Kaufman about nine years me. Maggie was a great ago. Again, we meant to mother and the puppies Community Calendar in a fight with him, and shivering. The next day lost an eye. she was dead. The vet A month or two later told us she died of din- Bingo went missing. Carl betes. We had no idea. found him wandering in She was a little fat, but the woods with the other she enjoyed her food, and eye hanging out. A lot we didn't try very hard to of vet bills later, Bingo make her diet. recovered to a remarkable Maggie was the matri- extent, so that he often arch. She kept the others doesn't seem to miss his in line, sometimes with a eyesight. But, one day a small nip if they didn't few months ago he took get the message soon a perilous journey, which enough. So far, I think amazed all who were they think she is off visit- involved. You may have ing, as she sometimes did. read about it: He traveled But I'm pretty sure I saw way down the highway, Bingo searching for her crossed it, then under a yesterday. fence, and down a road We buried her here out and into a field, got into a in front of the house. The DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SUPPORT MEETING The Dementia Friendly Community Care Support meeting is at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13 at Silver LeafApart- ments Community Club Room located at 400 Church St. in Gun Barrel City. Also that same day, at 2 p,m. at the Senior Center at the Ballpark located at 405 W. Walnut in Mabank. For more information, call (469) 443-4140. VAN ZANDT COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE The Van Zandt County Senior Citizens Club is hold- ing its monthly dance at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Henderson County Senior Citizens Center in Athens. Joe Walenta and the Ranch Hands Band will provide country western music. Everyone is welcome. MALAKOFF CITY COUNCIL City Council has set a special meeting for Monday, May 16 at 6 p.m., which is expected to include delib- eration about the city's lawsuit involving the Malakoff Volunteer Fire Department. MALAKOFF ISD SPRING CONCERT The Malakoff ISD Spring Concert will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the high school gym. MHS BANQUET The Malakoff High School Tiger Troupe Theater Ban- quet is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19. The cost is $5 for a brisket, baked bean and potato salad dinner and homemade peach cobbler. MALAKOFF ClTYWlDE GARAGE SALE The Malakoff citywide garage sale is scheduled Friday through Saturday, June 3 through the 5. Garage sale permit fees will be waived. SOFTBALL CAMP The Athens Lady Hornets will host a softball camp June 6 through the 8 at Peg Cain Field in Athens. RED WALLER LIBRARY The Red Waller Community Library's summer read- ing program will be each Thursday at 2 p.m., from June 9 until July 28, at the Malakoff Community Center (503 N. Terry St.) ANNUAL ClTYWlDE CLEANUP The annual Malakoff citywide cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, at the city facility on Highway 198, north of the highway's intersection with Highway 31. SUMMER MUSICAL CAMP The HCPAC Summer Musical Camp is tentatively scheduled for July 11 through the 22 and is for ages 6 through 13. Tuition costs $200 and scholarships are available. For more information or to sign up, contact (903)675-3908. find her another home,were remarkable One fight or two, before he was clay is very hard there. but just like Barney did, sold at a charity auction rescued by several differ- Carl dug with a shovel, she decided she would for a sizable amount, and ent kind strangers. Turns and when he had to rest, I stay. She was still a pup, two went to friends, so we out he had an ear infection sat on the ground and dug and chewed up everything: still keep up with them which got his radar off. with a smaller shovel. It all my best shoes, and When it got down to the But he recovered and is was a joint effort, because the wooden arms of my last one, we just couldn't as sassy as ever. Maggie was a jointly favorite chair. I remember let him go We named The latest and very sad loved dog. writing about how I finally him Bruno That was sixchapter of this story is we We put rocks on the duct taped plasticjars over years ago." lost Maggie last week. grave for now, and we them to save whatwas left About four years ago, She appeared at the door are trying to decide on of them. I used to call her a.starving stray dog came shivering from the cold something pretty to plant the Jack Russell Terror. up, and we fed him Bin- rain, and no matter how there that we could look Maggie.had been with go, the Shih Tzu, didn't we dried her and wr, apped at and smile when we us for maybe a year when like the competition, got her up, she couldn t stop remember Maggie. 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