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50-Year Time Capsule Opened at Bank of America

by Kathryn Kroll, Editor

   On August 27, 2014 at 10:00am, Bank of America opened a Time Capsule buried 50 years ago. This  capsule was set in concrete at the front of the bank when it was built and opened as First National Bank in 1964. This was just 4 months after the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

  In the time capsule was a collection of items: a small Bible, coins, a dog's sock toy, newspapers, a magazine, letters written to young grandchildren (who would now be adults) and what will prove to be very interesting, a roll of undeveloped film (with photos of the event in 196?).

  There were 2 reels of film  provided by WBAP TV, one is of the speech given by President Kennedy in Fort Worth, only a few hours before he was killed in Dallas.

  Councilwoman Gyna Bivens (District 5) was on hand to greet the group gathered: students from Saint Rita Catholic School, the Eastern Hills High School ROTC Color Guard who presented the flags and led the Pledge of Alliegance.  Bank dignitaries, the building owner, various neighborhood association members, business owners and citizens who were living in the area as children, came to see what was in the time capsule.

  Big trucks going by drowned out some of what was being said, but I believe the bank will display the items. Bank of America is on Lancaster Avenue, across from the Police and Saint Rita.

  Photos from this event are on the Neighborhood News, photos by Charles Hodges are on the School News page.


From the Publisher

Wanda Conlin

As you know by now, we have stopped printing  the Greater Meadowbrook News, as it simply became cost prohibitive. But, we are not going away, and I am not "retiring." There is  still so much to do for the community!
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Office Volunteers Needed at new Hospice provider

The volunteer coordinator with a new hospice in the Meadowbrook are is looking for volunteers to help for a couple of hours a week in the office. The Hospice office is in the Gramercy building off 820 between John T. White and Randol Mill. (6815 Manhattan Blvd. #202, Fort Worth, Texas  76120.)
This is a good opportunity for young (or retired people) to  learn some job skills and earn a job reference, for retired people who’d like to do something enjoyable and rewarding, and for every age in between. Computer skills are not necessary and we’ll train for the volunteer jobs.

Soon we’ll have patients in East Fort Worth as well, and will need patient / family visitor volunteers as well.

Applicants must be at least 18, able to pass drug, TB and healthcare-related background screening.
Contact : Debbie Afzali, Volunteer Coordinator, Interim Hospice  at 817-760-6322, or email her at

Annual Stallworth Scholarships

Judge Tobi Jackson (FWISD Trustee)
It was an honor to serve as a judge for The 2014 Annual Stallworth Scholarships this year. Each year the foundation hosts a Scholarship Gala Reception honoring local community leaders and awards scholarships to Texas Bound High School Seniors based on merit and extra-curricular activities. The scoring matrix was exceptional and the applicants were stellar! As was Stephen Stallworth, the namesake of the scholarships. He was an exceptional scholar athlete, graduating with a degree in Physics from Xavier University. Instead of continuing with a lucrative NBA career, Stephen Stallworth became a mathematics instructor.
Unfortunately, at age 30, he was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident. Thanks to Shelia E. Baker for inviting me to participate in this event. It was an honor! Thanks to the Stephen Stallworth Foundation, Texas High School graduates bound to Texas Universities will have fiscal support!

David A. Berthold celebrates nineteen years as Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 13,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio, diversified portfolio. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. Headquartered in St. Louis, Edward Jones ranked No. 4 overall in FORTUNE magazine's 2014 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking. Visit our website at and our recruiting website at Follow us on Twitter @EdwardJones. Member SIPC. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse Edward Jones products or services.

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