Living the Vida Loca

Editor’s Note (5/13/11): Since this story ran in 2009, Vida Loca has gone out of business as such only to be reborn as Dark Timber Art. They’re still painting bikes and now doing even more. Dark Timber Art/421 S. Oak Street/Ector, TX 75439/903-640-5622/903-961-2400

Nervous About Public Speaking? Join the Club.

“Before, I never could remember the end of a joke,” said Mary Smith. “But now I can tell a joke and remember the whole thing.” Because Smith occasionally presents programs to large groups as part of her job with the Texoma Council of Governments, her supervisor urged her to join the Toastmasters to improve her public speaking skills.