The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 12, 1987 Page: 2 of 12
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Study Club Hears
Program On Aging, Pets
RIO GRANDE HERALD RIO GRANDE CITY. TEXAS . NOVEMBER It 1*17 PACE 2
Recently, the F.J. Scott Study
Club held their regular meeting at
the Brass Bull Restaurant.
Vice-President Mrs. Santos
Porras called the meeting to order,
in the absence of the club,
president, Mrs. Pablo Pena, Jr.
Program chairman, on the topic
entitled "Elder Abuse- A Growing
Concern", was Mrs. Javier
The program was planned to
coincide with the project to help
stop elder abuse. Project S.E.A.
(Stop Elder Abuse) is being
sponsored by the Texas Federation
of Women's Clubs.
Phase I," Operation Con
Games," is to educate citizens in
every Texas community to be
aware of the clever schemes of con
artists so they will not become
victims. The video "Con Games"
was viewed by members of the F.J.
Scott Study Club, as well as by
several other organizations in the
Phase II of S.E.A. is titled
"Elder Abuse and Neglect". For
this phase of the project, the Study
Club chose to invite a speaker well
versed in this area, Leo
Garcia,director of the Lower Rio
Grande Valley Development
Council Area Agency on Aging.
The members viewed a second
video entitled "Call for Compa-
ssion" which deals with real life
re-inactments of the problems
facing the elderly in communities
across America. Garcia then pro-
ceeded to inform the group of the
various services available to the
The Area Agency on Aging
(A.A.A.), a department of the
Lower Rio Grande Valley De-
vlopment Council, is one of 2C
designated agencies in the state
under Title III of the Older
Americans Act of 1965, and repre-
sents the funding agency, the
Texas Department on Aging, in
three of the four counties of the Rio
Grande Valley. Starr County is
part of the Laredo AAA.
The following servies are pro-
vided through the AAA in most
agencies in Texas: 1) home health
care; 2) housekeeping services; 3)
home delivered meals; 4) adult day
care services; 5) respite care
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services; 6) mental health serv-
ices; 7) legal services; 8)
multiservice senior centers; 9)
congregate site meals; and 10)
transportation to senior centers
and rural communities.
Eligibilty for services are
persons who are age 60 or older.
There are no fees for AAA
services, however, donations are
encouraged for continuation of the
programs. Other criteria may
apply when organizations' re-
sources, other than AAA, are
At the local level, this being
Starr County, the following persons
or offices may be contacted for
further information: >
The agency contact person for
Starr County is Andy Smith from
the Laredo AAA. Also available is
Natalio Castillo, (512) 722-0711.
The hotline for Elder Abuse is
1-800-252-5400. In Rio Grande City,
the Crime Prevention Services,
phone 487-5571, ask for Linda
Pierce or Jesus Laurel; Informa-
tion and Referral Program in
To Meet Friday
The Retired Teachers Associa-
tion will have their annual lun-
cheon meeting on Friday.
Presiding at the meeting will be
Fernando L. Pena, president, of
Laredo. The speaker at the meet-
ing will be Mrs. Enid Littlefield,
state president of the Texas Re-
tired Teachers Association.
There will be election of district
members. All members are urged
Roma, contact Inez Garza, phone
849-2490; Congregate and Home
Delivery Meal Program, Communi-
ty Action Council, contact Faraon
Other services available with
most communities are I.D. Cards,
consumer discounts for senior
citizens, and home salvage pro-
grams for ages 65 and over. Many
of these services may be provided
as a preventative measure.
Special thanks were given to Leo
Garcia for his valuable information
on aging and to Rolando Salinas,
manager of L.F.D., for providing
the VCR and monitor which made
it possible to view the videos.
"Pets, It's Their World, Too",a
program designed to educate
adults and children on the re-
sponsibilties of pet ownership, was
presented at the recent meeting of
the Florence J. Scott Study Club.
Nydia Mayeux was program
chairman for the program, pre-
sented by Dr. Roberto S. Margo.
Dr. Margo addressed the mem-
bers on the joys of owning a pet but
asserted that with this comes
responsibilty for the health and
well being of the animal. He spoke
of various diseases that can affect
animals in this area, particularly
cats and dogs, and measures a pet
owner should take to keep their pet
Members answered roll call by
relating their most memorable pet.
Those present remembered very
special pets, from cats and dogs to
turtles and horses. Following the
meeting, over which Mandi Pena
presided, the members were
served a meal by hostesses Celeste
Narro and Diana Pena.
Tissa Peterson, center, of Rio Grande City, and Maria
Lilia Trevino, right, of San Isidro were honored as 4-H
Adult Leaders of the Year at Sunday's annual 4-H
Achievement Awards banquet Sunday. Making the
presentation was 4-H'er Guy Peterson, left.
St. John Methodist Church
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Friday thru Tuesday
Rev. Sherill Hall of Bryan will
conduct revival services at St. John
United Methodist Church in Rio
Grande City from Sunday, Nov. 15
through Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Rev. Hall, who serves as pastor
of two Methodist churches in
Brazos County, will be assisted by
Rev. Clifford Knight of Zapata,
who will lead the singing
The services will take place at 7
p.m. each evening.
Rev. Hall has selected "Our
Treasures Old and New- As a
Reality of God" as his theme for
Cold Front Drops
Temps, Brings Rain
The first strong cold front of the
season roared into Starr County
Sunday evening, dropping as much
as 4M2 inches of rain in some places
and bringing the first significantly
colder temperatures of the season.
An employee of the Soil Con-
servation Service told The Rio
Grande Herald on Monday that one
unofficial report indicated that up
to 4V4 inches of rain fell Sunday
night in the Roma area. A
television report Monday night
indicated that up to three inches
fell in the San Isidro area.
In Rio Grande City, local weath-
er observer Frank Anderson in-
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He will lead prayer services at a
breakfast Monday and Tuesday
mornings at 7 a.m. at the Texas
Cafe. Mrs. Hall will lead Bible
Study at the homes of Mrs. William
Page on Monday morning at 9:30
a.m. and at the home of Mrs.
Robert Peterson on Tuesday
morning at 9:30.
All persons in the community are
invited to attend.
St. John United Methodist Church
is located just north of Starr
County Memorial Hospital on FM
dicated that .6 of an inch fell at his
residence. He noted that the
temperature dropped to 55 at his
residence on Tuesday morning.
Weather observer Elder P. Neie,
who resides several miles west of
Rio Grande City, indicated that 1;04
inches of rain fell at his residence.
He said the temperature at his
house dropped to a low of 53 on
Weather forecasters on Tuesday
night were predicting that the
temperature would drop into the
low 40's, or perhaps even the 30's
on Wednesday morning.
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Roberts, Kenneth. The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 12, 1987, newspaper, November 12, 1987; Edinburg, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195106/m1/2/: accessed February 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.