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Do Well Be Well with Hypertension continues

Methodist Hospital South has partnered again with the Wesley Nurses and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to offer a new education series called Do Well Be Well with Hypertension.

This four-part series continues on Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 6. The sessions are 12-1 p.m. at the Methodist Hospital South Community Room in Jourdanton.

The sessions are free and lunch is provided. Those interested in attending are asked to call (830) 569-0034 to register to ensure there are enough materials.

‘The Nuff’ reading event at H-E-B

H-E-B is having a reading event across 310 stores with The Nuff children’s book whose mission is to inspire every girl to know she is enough. Local Pleasanton Police Department officers will be reading at HEB #411 Pleasanton on:

Friday, Feb. 21:

10 a.m. – Sgt Chia

Noon – Ofc. Delgadillo

2p.m. – Ofc. Herrera

Saturday, Feb. 22:

10 a.m. – Ofc. Delgadillo

Noon – Ofc. Delgadillo

2 p.m. – Ofc. Herrera

Sunday, Feb. 23:

10 a.m. – Ofc. Delgadillo

Noon – Ofc. Delgadillo

2 p.m. – Ofc. Herrera

Active Shooter Response Training Feb. 20

The office of Constable Mike Mares, Atascosa County Precinct 1, cordially invites you to attend Active Shooter Response Training which will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish Hall. The seminar will be on Feb. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The church is located at 626 Market St. in Pleasanton. Instructor will be Deputy Chief Harry Jimenez.

Participants will learn about disaster response; how to prepare for and respond to being trapped inside a building during an active shooter event; and steps they can take to assist responding law enforcement and to limit casualties. The training is free of charge and open to the public.

Jourdanton Alumni Association to meet

The Jourdanton Alumni Association will hold their annual meeting on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. They will meet at Joe’s Place in Jourdanton for their election of directors.

Any JHS graduate or anyone who attended JHS is eligible and is invited to attend the meeting.

Frank Leal Benefit

Retired Poteet PD Lt. Frank Leal who served this community for 34 years is battling cancer.

The Poteet Police Officer’s Association is selling raffle tickets with 100% of the funds going to Frank and his family. (Total of $4,500 in prizes. Need not be present to win.)

A benefit is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, from 1-3 p.m. at Poteet Music Pavilion. There will be a dinner with hamburger, chips and soda combo for sale and dessert for sale, too. There will also be a Silent Auction.

Tickets for the raffle are $25 each or five for $100. Prizes include a seven day trip to Las Vegas (hotel+airfare), a Glock 43 handgun, a $600 gift certificate to VR Outfitters, a custom made BBQ pit and more. Limited number of tickets available until sold out.

All proceeds will go towards relief of medical bills accrued for cancer treatments.

Homer Garcia Benefit

A fundraiser for Homer Garcia is set for Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish Hall. Garcia was a Firefighter/Assistant Chief for the Campbellton Fire Department and active for 30 years. His amazing family and friends are helping to make this possible.

The plates will consist of BBQ leg quarters with sausage, beans, potato salad, bread, pickles, onions, BBQ sauce and a drink for $10 a plate. There will also be a bake sale and raffle. Raffle tickets are $2 a ticket, or a book of five for $10.

If you need plates for a large group, you can have them delivered by calling (830) 480-2169.

Sophisticated Spaghetti Plate Sale on Feb. 22

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Pleasanton High School BPA will sponsor a Sophisticated Spaghetti Plate Sale. Stop by for a meal including spaghetti, green beans and garlic bread for $7. Serving is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up only in front of Pleasanton High School. Baked goods will also be available for purchase.

FBC Jourdanton Food Pantry open Feb. 22

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton’s Food Pantry date for February has been changed to Saturday, Feb. 22. They generally begin distribution at 9 a.m., which is limited to 90 families.

Polar Bear Plunge on Feb. 22 at Pleasanton Pool

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation and the Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Department are teaming up for the first Polar Bear Plunge at the Pleasanton City Pool on Saturday, Feb. 22.

On-site registration will be at 5 p.m. with the plunge taking place at 6 p.m. Please note that you may take the plunge with any donation amount.

Parks and Rec and Pleasanton VFD are challenging local organizations to pledge as a group and take the plunge together! In addition to the winter water, there will be ice added to the pool to make the water a little extra chilly.

After all pledgers complete their plunge, there will be a Splash Bash with s’mores, coffee, hot cocoa and activities to continue on the fun.

All proceeds benefit Pleasanton VFD and will be presented in the form of a check after all donations are made. All donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

For details please call (830) 569-5904 or email tgarza@pleasantontx.gov.

Atascosa County Parent Symposium on Feb. 25

You are invited to the Education Service Center Region 20 Parent Symposium of Atascosa County on Feb. 25. Time will be 6-8 p.m. at Jourdanton Elementary Cafeteria.

Be a part of the event, as they welcome guest speaker Dr. Enrique Aleman, Professor at UTSA. Participate in learning opportunities such as: strategies for math and reading, internet safety advice, tips for healthy eating and more. Light snacks and childcare will be provided.

This Symposium will be a group effort from all schools in the county and Region 20.

FBC Poteet Food Pantry

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry at First Baptist Church in Poteet will be open Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 9-11 a.m. The church is located at 437 Ave. D in Poteet.

Business Start Up Workshop on Feb. 27

Attention aspiring business owners!

There will be a Business Start Up Workshop on Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Costal Bend College in Pleasanton.

The Secretary of State’s Office and the Texas Comptroller’s Office will be there to discuss filing business information, business start up services, training, franchise tax law, purchasing and revenue estimator.

For more information contact Janice Gonzalez at janice.gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com or call 210-960-4340, ext. 102 to RSVP.

Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 28

Children Matter Family Life Center is hosting its first fundraising event on Friday, Feb. 28.

Come and dance the night away at the Daddy Daughter Dance, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Jourdanton Community Center. Attire is dressy. Bring your favorite girl (or girls) and make some priceless memories together. Targeted ages are 4-12.

Cost is $50 per couple and $10 per additional child. For tickets, call (210) 721-6481 or buy online from the Facebook page: Children Matter Family Life Center. Tickets include dinner and dancing.

Country music dance with Most Wanted Band

Shine up your boots and get ready for the American Legion’s second ever country music dance with the Most Wanted Band on March 7.

The dance will take place at the American Legion Hall, 1404 Zanderson Ave. in Jourdanton, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for Active Duty Military with ID. BYOB (no glass containers) and the American Legion will be selling set-ups and concession style foods and snacks.

For details call or text (830) 570-9717.

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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