Thursday, November 29, 2007


An 8 piece ensemble created from the NEW HORIZONS BAND will be playing @ WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23RD, @ 11:00 AM!
They will be playing with a magnificent organ (played by Dr. Steve White), and choir under the direction of music director Jack Gramlich, while performing a cantata named "BEHOLD THAT STAR" for their Xmas service! The cantata consists of 7 separate pieces totaling approx. 30 minutes in length.

The ensemble consists of the following:
One flute - Debbie Gerard
Two clarinets - Lou Griffin & Jimmie Stewart
Two trumpets - Ron Kukal & Wes Wilson
Two trombones - Bob Wright & Bob Sims
One snare drum - Walt Dean

Please feel free to attend and bring a friend to enjoy this musical Christmas service! The church is located @ 8200 Devonshire, Dallas, TX 75209. (Near Dallas N. Tollway & Northwest Highway

In memory of our friend Murray Allman

Obituary was written by Murray's granddaughter.

Murry Augustus Allman, 73, passed away early Monday morning, November 26, 2007.

There was never a joke he had not pulled out of an old hat or a stranger he would not hesitate to engage in a friendly conversation.

Murray was born on September 4, 1934 to his now deceased parents, George and Ola Allman. He was raised in Brownwood. Disciplined even as a boy, Murray became an Eagle Scout in 1951, Boy Scouts of America's highest honor.

Growing up, he had a love for music and took that enthusiasm and talent to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in music from Howard Payne University and North Texas State (now the University of North Texas) respectively.

Murray worked with devotion as a high school band director, photographic salesman and photographer. Later in life, he could always be seen camera in hand at family gatherings.

He served years in music ministry at church playing the horn and singing in the choir. Murray carried a sweetness within him, which could only be explained by a love for God and His creation.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Claudette Allman; son Paul Edward Allman and wife, Terry, of Carrollton; son Carl Phillip Allman of Carrollton; his only sister Lina Elizabeth Holland of Brownwood; four grandchildren, Kristin, Michael, David and Hannah.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Last night, Ron Kukal's granddaughter, Yasmine Griffin opened in "The Sound of Music"

Last night,(Sat.,Nov. 10, 2007) our grandaughter Yasmine Griffin opened in
"The Sound of Music" with Plano Community Theater.
Yasmine and her mother, Beverly's daughter Shannon live
with us and have since before she was born. She
played the role of Gretl, the youngest of the Von Trapp
children. At six she was the youngest member of the
cast. This was Yasmine's first major role, even through
she has been working with Plano Children's Theater
now for two years. She did a superb job and we were
very proud. She has four performances over the next two
weeks. Plano Community Theater has been bringing the
excitement and drama to young people in and around
Plano since 1991.

Ron Kukal