Neighborhood news roundup

Lakewood Minyard Construction Begins Dec. 1

Expansion of the Minyard Food Store at Abrams and Gaston is scheduled to begin Dec. 1, according to David Hardin, Minyard real estate representative.

Although construction on the grocery store will not begin until shortly after Jan. 1, demolition of the building housing Centennial Liquors, Fishburn’s Cleaners and Ice Cream on the Rocks will begin Dec. 1, Hardin says. The former Southwest Savings building and the Rucker Insurance building, both located at Richmond and Gaston, also are scheduled for demolition beginning Dec. 1.

Projected completion date of the construction is Thanksgiving 1993, Hardin says.

The $1 million expansion will increase the existing store’s size by 70 percent to 42,710 square feet, Hardin says. Additions will include a fresh fish counter and a full-service deli and bakery, he says.

The store will remain open throughout the construction, Hardin says.

Ice Cream on the Rocks owner Jim Cook says he hasn’t identified a new location and plans to take the winter off before making a decision. Plans also are uncertain for the other affected businesses.

Chamber Hosts Wellness Fair

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a “Wellness Fair” from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the chamber offices, 9534 Losa Drive.

Medical personnel will provide blood pressure checks, cholesterol counts, glucose (blood sugar) checks, and hearing and vision tests. Cost is $5 per attendee.

The event is sponsored by the Health Concerns Council, and exhibit space is available. Call 321-6446 for information.

In other chamber news, 1993 officers and directors include Pete Sessions, chairman; Judy Summers, president; Missy Vanderbilt, 1st vice chair; Mark Goode III, 2nd vice chair/secretary; Larry Cline, community affairs vice chair; Susan Wells, communications division vice chair; Steve Hargrove, development/strategic planning division vice chair; Scarlett Ammons, events division vice chair; Sherryl Wesson, membership division vice chair; J.J. Lowe, treasurer; Suzanne Cochran, legal counsel. Immediate past chairman is William E. Cook.

Board members include Scarlett Ammons, Bill Baird, Jack Bick, Tommy Black, Greg Blair, Roy E. Bode, Bob Carroll, Polly Groening, Steve Hargrove, Dana Kimbrough, Michael Lambert, Larry Luttrell, Matt Martinez, Gerald McCoy, Joe Podson, Jerry Sanchez, Carol Sanders, Sandi Sanders, James H. Scott, Mark Shank, Jack Swindle, Hubert E. Townsend, Jonathan Vinson, Alan Walne, Nancy Ward, Susan Wells and Sherryl Wesson.

Chamber staff includes executive secretary Marilyn Miller and bookkeeper Candace Prather.

Baylor Breaks Ground on New Pediatric Center

Baylor’s $3.2 million Pediatric Center for Restorative Care is under construction, according to Baylor spokesmen. The center, located at Hall Street and Swiss Avenue, is the first facility of its kind in the Southwest to care for premature, technology-dependent and chronically ill children.

Up to 1,500 children in the Dallas area could benefit from the center annually, according to spokesman Lisa Wren.

The center is designed to care for babies not well enough to be cared for at home, but not sick enough to remain in an acute-care hospital setting, says Robert Kramer, co-medical director of the center and Baylor’s chief of pediatrics.

Woodrow Club Officers Announced

Officers of the following Woodrow Wilson High School clubs have been named:

Choir: Betsy Bauer, president; Kim Monzingo, vice president; Tate Henderson, Tony Mayes, Jennifer Sherman and G.P. Theriot, council.

Spanish: John Feuer, president; Lauren Johnson, vice president; Corrie Stokes, secretary; Jason Lamonaco, treasurer; Shannon McBride, historian; Betty Parrett, sponsor.

Home Economics Related Occupations: Alex Garcia and Tina Flores, presidents; Billie Jo Waite and Sara Arnold, vice president; Yadira Flores and Juanita Alcaraz, secretary/treasurer; Ashonti Ward, Frank Martinez and Monica Maya, historians.

Seniors Investment Seminar Scheduled

Bank One and Clements, Realtors have scheduled a free seminar Nov. 12 for seniors involved in selling a home and investing the proceeds.

Among the topics are home marketing tips, investment alternatives and ways to ensure a safe monthly stream of income.

Speakers include Ray Hardin, Wilma Elrod and Dick Clements of Clements, Realtors, and John McClain of Bank One Securities. The seminar will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at Wilshire Baptist Church, Room 154 North, 4316 Abrams.

For information, contact Bank One’s Joan Poole at 827-8610 or Clements’ Linda Brunson at 823-2600.

Area Designers Sponsor Project to Benefit Needy

Local members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Dallas Association are working with Promise House, the YMCA Case Shelter and the St. Joseph Youth Center to develop positive living environments for the needy, according to ASID’s Beth Boston.

Donations include paint, furniture, blinds, shower curtains and plants, as well as the time and talent of the interior designers, Boston says. The donations are used in living units to help homeless youth make the transition to independent adulthood, Boston says. The homes being furnished are located in South Dallas and are leased from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Among the neighborhood residents involved in the project are Boston, Ed Frerichs, Floyd Davenport, Loren Sanders, Sandra Tingley, Marilyn Learning, Linda Steinberg, W. Charles Lee, Karen Gaither and Pat Pokladnik.

Additional donations are welcome; call 341-3584 for information.

News & Notes

BANKER HONORED: Michaux Nash Jr. recently received the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award at a White House ceremony. Nash, who is chairman of Eastpark National Bank, was nominated for the award by Rep. Sam Johnson. Nash is active with several conservation organizations, including the Dallas Woods and Waters Conservation Club, the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Society and the Texas Wildlife Foundation Inc. Fifty-two other volunteers from throughout the country were honored in the ceremony.

RESALE BENEFIT STORE OPENS: “Y’s Buys,” the YWCA Resale Store, opens Nov. 1 on the first floor of the Central YWCA Branch, 4621 Ross. The store will offer clothing and accessories for families. Donations of clean, gently worn clothing are being accepted, and volunteers are needed to operate the store. Call 826-YWCA for information.

REALTOR HONORED: Phil Ross, ERA Phil Ross Realtors Inc., has been selected president of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Metroplex ERA Brokers’ Council. Ross has been active in the real estate business for 29 years, serving the Lake Highlands, Northeast Dallas, Richardson and Lakewood areas.

BANK OPENS NEW BRANCH: Effective Nov. 2, Guaranty Federal Bank, F.S. B., has relocated two East Dallas banking centers to a new location at 5307 E. Mockingbird at Central Expressway. Branches at Yale and Central and Mockingbird and Abrams have been consolidated into the new branch, according to Guaranty’s Wally Reed. The bank’s Casa Linda branch remains unchanged. The new branch is managed by Debbie Gray; assistant manager is Dorothy Bullock. Grand opening plans include an exhibit of drawings and paintings by students attending Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, Gray says.

BIKE TOURS CONTINUE: “Bicycle D-Tours” continue in November and December, with Bikes and More, 6780 Abrams, hosting the Nov. 14 tour and Echelon Cycles, 718 N. Buckner, hosting the Dec. 12 tour. Both tours begin at 10 a.m., says City bicycle coordinator P.M. Summer, who will lead the free tours of various City landmarks. Participants should bring a bicycle lock, about $10 for lunch and a helmet. Call 670-4039 for information.

COACH LANDS AWARD: Bruce Land, head football coach of the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats, recently won the 1992 DENIUS-UIL Sponsor Excellence Award. Land will receive $1,000; only 10 winners were selected in Texas. Last year, Woodrow choir director Marca Lee Bircher was among the winners.

LAKEWOOD LIBRARY COLLECTS LABELS: Lakewood Library is collecting proofs of purchase from Mott’s apple juice and apple sauce through Nov. 30; Mott’s purchases new books based upon the number of labels collected. Drop the labels at the library, 6121 Worth.

TRAVEL AGENTS VISIT CAIRO: Debbie and Tom Crabb, owners of CTC of Old Town Travel, recently attended the 62nd annual Congress of the American Society of Travel Agents in Cairo, Egypt. President Hosni Mubarak was a featured speaker at the event, which was attended by more than 4,000 travel agents.

EL CHICO EMPLOYEE HONORED: Paul De La Torres, a waiter at the Lakewood El Chico restaurant, was honored recently by El Chico for 35 years with the company. Torres joined El Chico at 21 and has waited on generation of customers at the Lakewood restaurant during his career.

Calendar

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Oct. 30 – “St. Pat’s Goes to the Movies” is the theme of the first annual Halloween carnival from 5:30-10 p.m. sponsored by the St. Pat’s Club of St. Patrick’s School, 9635 Ferndale. All ages are welcome; tickets are available at the door. Call 343-8202 or 596-0773 for information.

Oct. 31 – Audelia Road Library, 10045 Audelia, presents “Wobble the Witch Cat,” a Halloween puppet show for ages 3 and up, at 10 a.m. Crafts and films will follow. Call 670-1350 for information.

Oct. 31 – Forest Green Library, 9015 Forest, will hold a Halloween party with films, stories and songs at 2 p.m. Call 670-1335 for information.

Nov. 1 – Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Chris Luna is honorary chairman of the second annual Pegasus Theatre party and benefit from 6-10 p.m. Proceeds from the buffet, raffle and silent auction benefit the theater, 3916 Main. Tickets are $20 per person; call 821-6005 for information.

Nov. 3 – The Dallas Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation (National) meets at the Communities Foundation, 4605 Live Oak, at 10 a.m. Dallas Association for Decency president Elvin Arnold will speak on “Must We Tolerate Porn?” Call 826-9866 for information.

Nov. 4 – The YWCA hosts “Parenting for the ‘90s,” a six-session seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the YWCA Women’s Resource Center, 4621 Ross. Cost is $60 for individuals; $85 for couples. Call 821-9595 for information.

Nov. 6 – The acoustic music of Zen Café returns to the Bethany Coffee House in the fellowship hall of Bethany Lutheran Church, 10101 Kingsley at Ferndale, from 8-11 p.m. The coffee house is smoke- and alcohol-free. Future performances include Lost Tribe (Dec. 4), Emilie Aronson (Jan. 1), Kirk Edens and LaDonna Goetz (Feb. 5) and Folk Like Us (March 5). Suggested donation is $3 ($1 off by bringing a coffee mug to leave at the church); proceeds benefit the church’s community ministries fund. Coffees, teas and desserts available; call 343-0439 for information.

Nov. 7/14 – Clean Dallas Inc. sponsors “Texas Waste in Place” training sessions, offering refuse recipes – garbage pizza, dirt cake and trash salad. Cost is $25. Call 1-800-CLEAN TX for information.

Nov. 7/14 – The YWCA Women’s Resource Center, 4621 Ross, hosts a writing seminar entitled “Memories to Memoirs” from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25; $20 for YWCA members. Call 821-9595 for information.

Nov. 12 – The Expanded Nutrition Adult & Youth Programs sponsors “Living Healthy in a Junk Food World” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 6500 Greenville, Suite 500. Call 373-1839 for information and registration.

Nov. 14 – Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, located in the social hall of Northpark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central, hosts a children’s concert (5-6 p.m.) and an evening show (8-11 p.m.) featuring Trout Fishing in America. Children’s show is $4; evening show is $10; proceeds benefit Wynnewood Presbyterian Community Center. Advance purchase is recommended; call 821-6953 for information.

Nov. 14 – St. Thomas Aquinas Mother’s Association hosts “Hansel and Grethel,” presented by Dallas puppeteer Pix Smith of the Dallas Puppet Theater, at 3 p.m. at the school gym, 3741 Abrams. Tickets are $4 and are available at the door. Call 503-8823 for information.

Nov. 16 – The YWCA Women’s Resource Center hosts “Breaking the Silence and Living Through the Pain,” an incest support/therapy group, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Center, 4621 Ross. Cost is $50; $40 for YWCA members. Call 821-9595 for information.

Nov. 19 – The Dallas Bach Society presents “Musica Antique Koin,” directed by Reinhard Geobel, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 6306 Kenwood, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 reserved seating (advance sale only) and $15. Call 520-ARTS for information.

Nov. 21 – The Enchanted Forest Books for Children hosts King Babar with readings from “The Story of Babar”. Readings are scheduled from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 827-2234 for information.

Dec. 5-Jan. 3 – The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, opens its 66-acre garden and gift shop to visitors without cost as part of its Christmas celebration. Tours of the holiday-decorated DeGolyer House are $2 for adults; $1 for children 6-12. Call 327-8263 for information.


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