Your sleeping patterns might be affecting your health

BY MARISOL TRAUTMANN, D.D.S, PROSTHODONTIST Years ago when attending a continuing education course, I was shocked to learn that more than 100 million Americans of all ages regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep. That’s over 30% of our population that are not getting......

What Matters Most BY MICHELLE WALLACE

Recently, I’ve been reminded of the simple gospel—love. Receiving God’s love for ourselves and loving others. When an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking what he should do to inherit eternal life, Jesus asked, “Well, what does the law say?......

What Can Investors Learn from the All Stars?

If you’re a fan or even a “weekend athlete,” you can admire these players for their abilities, even if you — like the vast majority of humanity — can’t hope to duplicate them. But if you’re an investor, you may be able to learn some practical lessons from the All Stars....

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER! BY LUCY TOWLE

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller There is something to be said about the spirit you feel inside at each and every school event held in the Prosper schools, but Prosper High School fairs above them......

Waiting on the World to Change

“What is the most important thing I can do for my children to help them succeed?” This is the question I most often hear when asked about parenting and child development. My answer? “Dare them to dream for themselves, and encourage them to pursue what they love!”...

V-SMILE FAMILY DENTAL BY DEBORAH DOVE

THE STORY BEHIND THE PHILOSOPHY A warm individual who enjoys talking to her patients—all of whom she thinks of as family—Dr. Vijaya Tippireddy has collected a lot of stories over the sixteen years she has been practicing dentistry, but one of her favorites is when......

Upfront and Center
Students Digital/Online Lives

BY CECELIA JONES On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Little Elm ISD hosted a first-of-its-kind Teen Panel where teens answered questions from an audience of parents about their digital/online lives. The idea came from Common Sense Education, an online resource for “digital citizenship” that helps kids......

True North – by Michelle Wallace

Lord, help me follow you; ordain my footsteps, you are able to keep me from stumbling; you aremy compass, my true North, my great adventure. So many things in life bring distractions. Staying the course and following Christ can be a challenge – especially if......

TRAINING THE ELITE

BY JAMIE ENGLE It  has  been  said  that,  “If  you  can’t  find what  you  want,  create  it  yourself!” So when  Dr. Melina  Cozby,  founder of  Forney Family Dentistry and Orthodontics,  found  that  so  many  of  her  fresh-out-of-school  dental  assistant applicants seemed to lack the complete......

Traditions of a SMALL TOWN…
We got SPIRIT yes we do!

BY TISH CAMA – A student at Prosper High School Mark Grey once said, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” Within the halls of Prosper High School these words come to life. While sitting in the stadium of an average stereotypical......

Tis’ the Season for Holiday Magic BY WENDI CARTWRIGHT

The 2015 holiday season is officially upon us in North Texas…and that brings two important topics to mind: shopping and Gaylord Texan Resort. Forget about shopping for a minute and let’s focus on what’s most important: FAMILY FUN!   For the past 11 years, the......

Tidings of Comfort & Joy

BY JAMIE ENGLE Growing up in Chicago and Denver, I never realized how much my holiday joy was tied to family, snow, and winter wonderland. But it me hit hard when I moved to Dallas—away from all my family, my friends… and my winter weather.......

The Wedding

BY MICHELLE WALLACE Did  you  know the Bible begins and ends with a wedding? God, the greatest story- teller, is writing the most beautiful love story ever told. And, it surrounds the wedding of all weddings! I’m at the age where many of my friends’......

The Van Can

Recently, some of my former high school classmates got together to reminisce. The stories didn’t stop with fond memories of this teacher or that principal—we also remembered our favorite cafeteria lady who always slipped you extra fries, making you the most popular kid at the......

THE TABLE BY MICHELLE WALLACE

A couple of times a year we feed the poor in a remote area in Vietnam. The feeding is hosted in an orphanage. Along with a hot meal, we also give them a small amount of money and a month’s supply of food. This community......

The Pilgrims of Scrooby BY KARLA PONDER, M.S., L.P.C.

As the weather turns cool and the sun’s rays begin to slant toward the earth making deep shadows, I think of pumpkins, Pilgrims, and Thanksgiving. We sometimes give only a cursory acknowledgement to those brave souls who came from Europe to found what is now......

The Mighty Firefighters of Forney BY WENDI CARTWRIGHT

In an effort to stay physically fit and be the best firefighters they can be for the city, the Forney Firefighter Combat Challenge Team recently earned a coveted spot in the Firefighter Combat Challenge World Finals, to be held in Montgomery, Alabama this October. Forney......

The Margarita Hut BY DEBORAH DOVE

Have you ever wished there were Slurpees for grownups? You know, when the temperature climbs and you want a frozen cocktail to take along to the lake or the park, or to a party? Move over 7-Eleven, because the Margarita Hut has got you and......

The LAKEFRONT DISTRICT BY CELSO MARTINEZ

Little Elm’s emerging Lakefront District, encompassing the Town’s distinctive peninsula, has technically been in the making since 1954.  That’s the year the Army Corps of Engineers completed the dam that created Lewisville Lake, combining Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek and Little Elm Creek, essentially finalizing the......

The Checklist: Saying Goodbye to our College Freshman

BY DONNA RIAL-MAKER, D.Min., M.Ed., M.A., LPC Sending a child off to college is a time for both celebration and uncertainty.  The freshman checklist can be daunting: application, registration, tuition, books, living supplies, moving trucks, and goodbyes. We can check off most of these items......

THE BRIDGE of Inspiration

BY STEVEN CARROLL There is something new in Forney, Texas. It’s one of the most inspiring things I’ve seen in a long time. It challenges, encourages, and compels me to move forward with the vision God has placed in my life and family. Every time......

SUMMER SMART

How to make the most of the season—safely Summer brings sun, fun—and some health risks, if you aren’t careful. Here’s how to keep the “good” in the “good ol’ summertime.”   SAVE YOUR SKIN According to the American Cancer Society, more than 70,000 new cases......

Smiles of Grace

Forney Family Dentistry has just finished their 4th annual Smiles of Grace event. This year it was held on Saturday, October 17th. Year after year, Smiles of Grace has been available to those in need of dental care who could otherwise not afford it. This......