Out and About



Diabetes classes start Oct. 10 at Methodist South

Join us for a four-week information series on diabetes self-management at Methodist Hospital South in Jourdanton called, “Wisdom, Power and Control.”

Sessions will be Oct. 10, 24 and 31; and Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The event will provide free diabetic education, classes and support.

This is great for yourself or a loved one that you want to join getting fit for life. Lively discussions and healthy recipes, along with learning how to turn your health around.

Call for reservations to Linda Harper at 830-569- 6450 or Dru Benavides at 830-569-0034.

McMullen County Health Fair on Oct. 11

The public is invited to attend the 3rd Annual Mc- Mullen County Health Fair and AACOG Road Show, Oct. 11. The event will take place from 3-5 p.m. at the Community Center in Tilden.

There are many vendors participating to share ideas and assist you in numerous areas. They include Workforce Solutions Alamo, Alamo Area Council of Governments Services, Texas Kidney Foundation, Camino Real, Air Methods, EMS/Fire Department, Atascosa Health Center, Veterans Service Officer, Community Council of South Central Texas, The Purple Door, AgrLife Extension and The Oath.

Stop by for blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, pharmacy assistance. Learn about Medicare Open Enrollment, child care assistance, electric bill assistance and more. There will also be door prizes awarded.

Support JHS Project Grad

Visit the Jourdanton Dairy Queen on Friday, Oct. 11, when 20% of purchases will be donated back to the JHS Class of 2020.

All donations will benefit the Jourdanton High School Class of 2020 Project Graduation. Please note that customers must mention this fundraiser at the time of purchase.

20 Year Anniversary Memorial of Monse, Stephenson & Miller

The public is cordially invited to attend the 20 Year Anniversary Memorial ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 12, to honor Deputy Sheriff Thomas Monse, Deputy Sheriff Mark Stephenson and DPS Trooper Terry Miller.

The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, at 1108 Campbell Ave. in Jourdanton.

Please join the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office as they remember the tragic loss of these brave men, and recognize our brothers who made the supreme sacrifice while protecting the citizens of Atascosa County, 20 years ago on Oct. 12, 1999.

Free parenting class

On Saturday, Oct. 12, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Crosspoint Fellowship will hold a free parenting class. The church is located at 739 Dallas St. in Pleasanton.

Participants must bring photo ID. Participants will receive credit for the class. A certificate of completion will be awarded.

For details, please call Neda Hayes at 830-742- 8910.

St. Philip Benizi Music Fest on Oct. 13 in Poteet

The public is invited to enjoy a day of great entertainment and fun, at the St. Philip Benizi Music Fest on Sunday, Oct. 13. The celebration will take place at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds on Highway 16.

Free admission for everyone!

Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. Ballet Folklorico dancers are scheduled to perform at 1 p.m.

The live auction gets underway at 2 p.m. with a variety of items up for bid such as strawberry wine baskets, religious items, homemade blankets and quilts, plants, strawberry cakes and pastries, home decor and much more!

Live music begins at 5 p.m. This year’s performers include Erick Y Su Grupo Massore and David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales. Music will also be provided by DJ Coyote In The Mix.

Be sure to purchase your tickets for the raffle prize drawing. The grand prize is $2,000.

Join them for Loteria, pony rides and delicious food. For details, call 830- 742-3796.

Senior Fun Day Oct. 14

The next Senior Fun Day will be Movie Day on Monday, Oct. 14 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Join them from 10 a.m. to noon.

Senior Days are free and sponsored by the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and the Pleasanton Express. The events are hosted by Dana Selby.

Local senior citizens (50 or older) are invited to the weekly Senior Days at the Pleasanton Civic Center each Monday. Events are free.

Produce truck at First United Methodist Church

Free, fresh fruit and vegetables are available at First United Methodist Church in Pleasanton on the third Tuesday of the month. The next distribution date is Tuesday, Oct. 15. The event starts at 1 a.m. at the church’s parking lot at 420 N. Main St. in Pleasanton. Please bring your own bag.

First United Methodist Church also has a food pantry open every Monday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to noon. They distribute bread, produce, meat and canned goods.

Medicare Enrollment Period Oct. 15-Dec. 7

Whether you have original Medicare, a Medicare Advantage plan or Part D prescription drug plan, you have one opportunity each year to make changes. This opportunity is Medicare’s annual enrollment period. Annual Enrollment begins Tuesday, Oct. 15 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 7. Changes made during this time will become effective January 1, 2020.

You can compare plans in your area or enroll in a new plan by visiting the www.medicare.gov website or by calling 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227).

You can also receive help locally by contacting the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) to speak to a certified benefits counselor by dialing (210)477-3275. By calling a SHIP counselor you will receive a FREE and IMPARTIAL counseling to help you make your decision.

Helpful numbers to call are: Alamo Service Connection at 210-477-3275, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) or Texas Certified Benefits Counselor at 1-800- 252-9240 or Medicare at 1-800-633-4227.

The Pleasanton Public Library will be offering help with Medicare Annual Enrollment on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Certified Benefits Counselor from AACOG’s Alamo Area Agency on Aging can explain your options for prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplements. Please call the Alamo Area Agency on Aging to schedule an appointment at 866-231-4922.

Shine a Light on Domestic Violence Oct. 24

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The goal of Safer Path Family Violence Shelter is to create awareness that lasts far beyond October.

Safer Path welcomes you to a candlelight vigil to Shine a Light on Domestic Violence, on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Atascosa County Courthouse.

Join them, along with community leaders, law enforcement, business owners, organizations and members of the community. Domestic violence is not only a crime within a family- it is also a crime against our community.

Safer Path hopes you will join them to bring domestic violence out of the shadows.

Jourdanton Rotary Homecoming Pregame Dinner

The Jourdanton Rotary will host their annual Homecoming Pregame Dinner on Friday, Oct. 25 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the ECC Cafeteria.

Many Jourdanton alumni gather here before the game to reminisce and reconnect. They will serve an enchilada meal for only $8 with all profits to benefit the Jourdanton Community Scholarship Fund. Desserts will be available for purchase as well.

For tickets please see any Jourdanton Rotary representative or call/text 830-534-9390 .

Unspoken at Poteet Music Pavilion and Grill Oct. 25

Harvest Time Fellowship (5013c) and Poteet Music Pavilion and Grill will present Unspoken, Stars Go Dim and Caitie Hurst on Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are on sale at eventbrite.com and at the Poteet Music Pavilion and Grill.

General admission is $20 and VIP/Meet and Greet is $40. Buy your tickets today. Gates for General Admission open at 6 p.m. while gates for VIP admission open at 5:15 p.m. The Meet and Greet is at 5:30 p.m.

Poteet Music Pavilion and Grill is located at 9125 N. State Hwy 16.

JHS Class of 1969 Reunion on Oct. 25

The Jourdanton High School Class of 1969 will be meeting for their 50th reunion on Oct. 25 at Joe’s Place after halftime of the Homecoming football game. The class is also planning to get together at the same venue on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. for a class meeting, pictures and good ol’ Joe’s burgers.

Other menu items are available to order such as fried pickles, fries, salads and even hot dogs. Sodas, wine coolers and beer are also in stock. There will also be over 20 door prizes to be handed out on Oct. 26!

All class members are encouraged to contact Happy Amador at happyamador@yahoo.com, text to 830-534-6399 or simply call. Please update any information with her to ensure contact stays current.

Let’s make this reunion the best ever. Wear red and Go Big Red!

TO FEATURE an event in Out and About, email Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-569-4967.

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