Out and About



Win your holiday turkey, help kids with cancer

On Sunday, Oct. 20, KJT Society #87 will host its annual Turkey Bingo at St. Matthew Catholic Church parish hall, located on the corner of Highway 16 and Maple Street in Jourdanton.

Doors will open at noon, and games will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The proceeds from this event will be donated to Kids Unlimited Foundation, a nonprofit organization in the Houston area that was formed to benefit children stricken with cancer.

Come and help us support this great foundation and possibly win your turkey for the upcoming holiday season. St. Matthew’s Soup Kitchen will be cooking up burgers and providing other food items and drinks for purchase, so come hungry. See you Sunday!

For additional information about the event, contact Debbie Netardus at (830) 569-9605 or dnetardus@yahoo.com.

Fundraiser for Jocelyn Lopez on Oct. 20

Rick and Amanda Luna will host a fundraiser for Jocelyn Lopez on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. until sold out at Chile Bandera in Jourdanton.



Jocelyn is the 5-yearold daughter of Jocivus and Raquel Lopez. On Sept. 3 she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and started treatments right away. Due to some breathing issues, she had to be sedated and put on a ventilator for eight days in the Pediatric ICU. She was improving and then she developed a bacterial infection that they are currently treating with two antibiotics.

However, due to everything, she had to be sedated and go back on the ventilator again. She’s had one bone marrow extraction, a port placed, two spinal fluid chemo treatments and four regular chemo treatments. She still has a few more weeks in the hospital with treatments. When she leaves the hospital she will have to be in isolation for six months due to her lack of immune system.

The fundraiser will consist of a plate sale of brisket, rice, beans, sausage and a drink for $10. A bake sale will also take place, as will sales of T-shirts and wristbands. All proceeds will go towards Jocelyn.



Senior Fun Day Oct. 21

The next Senior Fun Day will be Movie Day on Monday, Oct. 21 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. From 10 a.m. to noon, they will feature the comedy/drama film, “$5 A Day.” (Senior Day was not held Oct. 14 due to Columbus Day. We apologize for the error).

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 free, weekly Senior Days at the Pleasanton Civic Center each Monday.

Produce truck at First United Methodist Church

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

The church is located at 420 N. Main St. in Pleasanton.

They also have a produce truck distributing free, fresh fruit and veggies on the third Tuesday of the month, at 1 p.m. Please bring your own bag. Shine a Light on Domestic Violence on 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 Family Violence Shelter 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.

Trunk or Treat at Hosanna Baptist Church

On Oct. 24, the Poteet Police Department will host Trunk or Treat from 6:30-8 p.m. Please note that this year there is a location change to Hosanna Baptist Church.



If your organization or business would like to participate, please email Jennifer Hickman at poteetpoliceassociation@yahoo.com to sign up and for more details.

Diabetes classes continue at Methodist South

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

Remaining sessions will be on Oct. 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.

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 the half 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. 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!

Trunk or Treat at Pleasanton Church of Christ

Pleasanton Church of Christ in Pleasanton invites the community to its Trunk or Treat event on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31. It will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Pleasanton Church of Christ is located at 1003 N. Main St.

Trunk or Treat at Trinity Baptist Church

On Halloween, Oct. 31, Trinity Baptist Church in Pleasanton will host Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m. at their parking lot. The public is invited.

The church is located at 1219 N. Bryant St. in Pleasanton, across the street from Sherry’s gas station.

Bring your children by for a fun and safe trickor treating experience on Halloween!

Book signing with local author Jeff S. Bray to benefit JISD Food Locker

On Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6-8 p.m. the Jourdanton Community Library will welcome local author, Jeff S. Bray for a book signing. The event will benefit the Jourdanton ISD Food Locker.

The first 50 kids to donate a nonperishable food items will receive a free signed copy of “Elissa the Curious Snail.”

Donations requested are nonperishable, single serve items that are easily prepped and can be discreetly carried home in their backpack.

Jeff recently completed a book signing for “The Five Barred Gate” with the neighboring town of Charlotte. His new novel was featured in the Oct. 2 issue of the Pleasanton Express. He generously agreed to appear in Jourdanton to inspire our kids’ reading, faith, determination and compassion for others.

Copies of each book will be available for purchase at the event. You can pre-purchase copies of Jeff’s books on Amazon or through his author page on Facebook, Jeff S. Bray.

Leming Baptist Homecoming in November

Leming Baptist Church will host a Homecoming on Nov. 10, for all past, present, members and visitors and pastors that have served there.

The church was established in 1913. Event organizers are in search of any information, names, weddings, funeral, baptisms, Bible studies, letters, pictures, visits, cards, activities of any kind that you would like to share. Addresses would also be of great help.

The church stands on the solid rock and the word of God. If you have anything to share, please send to: Leming Baptist Church, PO Box 293, Leming, Texas, 78050. You may also contact Mindy at 210-621-4325 or Mary at 210-296-7357.

If you have never joined them before, they would love to have you visit on Sunday mornings. Church is at 11 a.m. and Sunday School is at 10. Also Sunday evenings from 5-6 p.m.

Veterans BBQ Fundraiser set for Nov. 10

On Nov. 10, Atascosa County American Legion Post 436 will host a Veterans BBQ Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbecue brisket, chips and a drink can be purchased for $8. BBQ by Mike Mueller.

American Legion Post 436 is located at 1406 Zanderson Ave. in Jourdanton.

For further details, call

Commander Connie Jo

Popham at 210-535-5062.

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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