Temple KJT (Catholic Union of Texas) Society No. 114 and Knights of Columbus Council No. 3444 recently presented a check for $650 to St. Mary’s Catholic School in Temple. Pictured are, from left: Kylie Chenault, KJT member; Edwin Vasicek, KJT vice president; Eugene Pavlat, KJT president; Jam…

Temple KJT (Catholic Union of Texas) Society No. 114 recently held a flag raising ceremony at St. Mary Catholic Church in celebrate Flag Day. Participants, from left, were James Hosch, KJT secretary; Edwin Vasicek, KJT vice president; the Rev. Kurtis Wiedenfeld, pastor at St. Mary Catholic C…

Dear Heloise: My name is Kori and I am a conure, from the parrot family. I live in a huge, beautiful cage and I have lots of toys to play with. My mom, Karen in Albuquerque, says I’m sweet, “nibbly,” tame, loving and super quiet — not a squawker at all! My parents and my sister cuddle with m…

Storms happen every day in this world. Some have a direct effect on us personally, and some we can view from afar. Storms have a beginning, middle, and an end. (“This too shall pass!”)

Dear Annie: Recently, you’ve published a number of letters from older folks who say they are lonely and forgotten. I don’t doubt their feelings, but I want to tell you my experience with my older neighbors. They read your column, so I hope they see this letter.

Dear Heloise: During this coronavirus pandemic, I have kept a journal of what has been happening and how it affected me and my family during this time. It may seem odd to others, but this is a time in our history that will be remembered and discussed by people long after we are all gone. I t…

Dear Annie: The COVID-19 pandemic broke my relationship. I was with my guy for 14 years, and we live in different towns. When all this stuff started, we both agreed that we couldn’t see each other because his elderly mother lives with him. That was all fine. But then I asked him to please st…

Dear Readers: We’ve all heard that when we choose bread, we should consider whole grain for its health benefits. To learn more about what whole grain means, we turned to the Whole Grains Council (www.wholegrainscouncil.org), and here’s what we found: