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      August 27, 2014
I joined Literacy Connexus . . .

Last year Myla Marley followed a sign. The Literacy Connexus Adopt-a-Highway sign, that is, on 377 South in Fort Worth. Curious about the sponsor of the (pristine) stretch of road, she embarked on an internet search that unearthed Literacy Connexus and other literacy-related organizations near her home.


Literacy Connexus board members tending their turf

Myla set out to visit some of the places she had read about, and happily for us, Literacy Connexus was at the top of her list.  After meeting Lester and hearing about the ministry, Myla asked, "Do you need a volunteer?" No other organization ever had a chance . . .


Earlier this month, Myla had the opportunity to connect Literacy Connexus with a community project involving her church.  Lighthouse Fellowship United Methodist Church took part in a back-to-school fair sponsored by Community Link Mission of Saginaw. The event provided more than 1,000 children with backpacks, school supplies, shoes, haircuts, and eye glasses. Myla's church shared 937 new books from the Literacy Connexus Book Bank, originally donated by First Book


Stacks of new books waiting to fill new
backpacks of children in Saginaw, TX 

"It never occurred to me that there are homes without books in them," Myla said. "Volunteering with Literacy Connexus has been eye opening to me to see the lack of freedom and lack of access to books. My heart is with reading . . . I'm finding that children's reading is my niche."

North Texas Giving Day . . . 

This is a wonderful opportunity to support this ministry and to have your generosity multiplied with matching funds.

Click on North Texas Giving Day to learn more, and mark your calendar to participate on September 18.

Wonderful Training Opportunity . . .

To Reserve Your Place 
Contact Waco Regional Baptist Association or 254-753-2408

Lester Meriwether, Executive Director 
4802 Highway 377 S., Suite 14
Fort Worth, TX 76116
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Trivia Challenge 
1. From Greece, the term attic salt refers to:

a) bleached clay tiles, crumbling with age, on house roofs    


b) a mixture of cumin, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves used daily in cooking


c) a retired sailor


d) refined, delicate wit  

2. The word mumpsimus originated with a medieval monk 400 years ago--or, perhaps, from a joke about a medieval monk 400 years ago. Today it refers to:   


a) a fit of melancholy


b) someone who sticks obstinately to his old ways, despite the clearest evidence that he is wrong


c) the plight of an ailing hippopotamus in a Lewis Carroll nonsense rhyme


d) the stage in which a patient still shows outward signs of illness, but is no longer contagious  

3. From Scotland and North England, the term oxter applies to: 


a) a schoolyard game similar to mumblety peg


b) the armpit


c) strength of character


d) a small nocturnal rodent 




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