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Autism Symposium with best-selling author

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Autism Symposium with best-selling author

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  • Plantersville News Ever Johnson

There will be a three-day symposium July 23 through July 25, to hear from the leaders in autism research and practice. This year’s keynote speaker Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, best-selling author and the force behind the Sidekicks mobile app.

Suskind’s best-seller, “Life Animated” chronicles his family’s 20-year journey raising and connecting with their autistic son. The Sus-kind’s are also the subject of an award-wining documentary with the same title.

Other speakers include Dr. Barry M. Prizent, Dr. Brenda Smith Myles and Cheryl Boucher. Complimentary lunch will be provided, and attendees will receive a copy of Suskind’s book. Register at rebrand.ly/R4Autism, #R4Autism.

The Place of Grace is having Bible Study Thursday nights at 7 p.m. instead of Friday morning. Please come out and be a part of God’s work. Contact Ron and Diane Taylor, 281-380-8696 or 281-382-5594 for more information.

The Guardian Angels of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plantersville is sponsoring a five-day, four-night trip to Biloxi and New Orleans Sept. 23 through 27. The price is $499 per person based on double occupancy. A deposit of $74 was due in May. Contact Nancy Schlottman, 936-597-8327.

I’m sorry to announce the “Old Ship of Zion” play at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Magnolia is postponed for good. The sponsor had to move to with her daughter to Las Vegas.

The Magnolia Farmers and Artisans Market is held the first, third and fifth Sunday at Walgreens, 18850 FM 1488 and 1774 in Magnolia. Call 936-206-8595 for more information.

“Cheers to Craft Beer” will host its fifth annual event craft beer tasting in downtown Bryan July 20, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event features beer tastings inside of downtown retail stores and restaurants. Each ticket includes a keepsake tasting glass and a map of all the participating merchants. Visit downtownbryan.com for more information.

Navasota ISD is hiring bus drivers. If you or someone you know is looking for a job call 936-825-1813. No previous experience is necessary, and they will train you to obtain your CDL.

St. Mary Catholic Church in Plantersville will celebrate its 125th Homecoming Bazaar Sunday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The church is located at 8227 CR 205.

American Idol will be in Houston for auditions Sept. 4, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

I will be traveling to the Holy Land Sept. 3 through

14. If you have any news during that time, please try to get it to me before then. Thanks in advance.

Happy birthday to John Robert Palmer, LaCelia Bradley Love, Debra Peterson, Elvera Victor, Shaye Jackson, Glenn Jackson, Wilfred Harrisson and a Heavenly birthday to Alvin and Alonzo Green.

Prayers for all the immigrants and workers on the borders.

This is my second year writing the Plantersville news column and it’s been a challenge. Thank you in advance for sending me your Planters-ville news, events, birthdays and anniversaries.

Please send all news, birthdays, anniversaries etc.to me by noon Thursday. Send to destmonj17@yahoo.com or call 936-894-2094. Thanks in advance.