Enriqueta Quinonez, 67, has graduated from radiation treatment at The Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care and is now a member of their coveted “glow in the dark club.” Quinonez, of Del Rio, is a breast-cancer survivor who recently received radiation treatments at the Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care in Uvalde. She believes that early detection saved her life and made her encounter with cancer much less scary than most.
By ARYANA EADES AND GAYLEN METHVIN. Marta Fischer’s classroom went to the dogs recently. Or, dog, to be exact. But this was a very special dog. Guest Susan Vipond brought her Labrador retriever, Black Jack,to explain to the class about service dogs and how helpful these dogs are to people in need. Fischer’s students and those from Janice Mireles’ classes had read an article in a magazine about a teenager named Becca and her service dog. Becca suffers from Lupus, a disease that attacks the immune system.
Arlene Ryan and her daughter, Jolene Berendt, both of Knippa are this year’s featured artists at the Utopia Arts and Crafts Guild Fall Fair. These two talented ladies give the credit for their accomplishments to God and Ryan’s father, who encouraged all of his children by eliminating one very harmful word from their vocabulary. “I was raised to believe that there is no such word as can’t; that I can do anything that I want to do. Any time I or anyone else tried to tell my dad, ‘I can’t do it’ his answer was ‘Did you try?’” Ryan said. “Over the years I have tried to pass this attitude on to my children.”
THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Karen Collins, member of the Caddel-Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic.
The Caddel-Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, met Oct. 10 in Utopia with 17 members and 12 guests present. Prior to their luncheon meeting, the members were treated to a tour of the Sabinal Canyon Museum, located in downtown Utopia, and a trip through both the Waresville and Jones cemeteries, located at opposite ends of the town.
At the monthly meeting held Oct. 7, the Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary heard a brief presentation from hospital project manager Matt Kempton. Kempton, introduced by Pat McFarland, informed the group of two projects he is currently coordinating for the hospital.
The Uvalde High School Drama Department will premiere its first production of the year today with “Ten Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse,” under the direction of Nathan Prater. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium.