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May 31: Save Your Hearing Day

— Hearing loss is the result of noise, aging, disease, and heredity. There are two types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. Conductive hearing loss is interference of sound waves traveling from the outer ear to the inner ear. This is causes by inner ear infections, fluid in the middle ear, excessive wax, damage to the... Read More

The Deli at Golden Palms

— (The Renovation) The café culture in France goes back centuries. Cafes have always been a gathering place for intellectuals to meet and debate philosophical issues; for the Avant Guarde set to display their works; for artists to compare and exchange ideas and for writers to drown their sorrows over their artistic anguish or melancholy. Even... Read More

National Stroke Month

— How can you determine if you are having a stroke? A stroke may cause numbness in the face, arm or leg, usually on one side. If it’s hard for you to smile, a stroke may be occurring. Strokes may cause incoherent speech or slurred speech Strokes may cause paralysis. If you are unable to raise... Read More

A Trip to Llano Grande

— Conversion Ceremony I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign football team, university, barbecue sauce, jalapenos peppers, boot-maker or pickup truck of whom or which I have heretofore been a fan or a consumer; that I will support and defend the Texas way... Read More

May is Healthy Vision Month

— Do you extend your arms when reading a menu? Or bring the newspaper closer to you? Declining vision may be a sign of aging, but eating the right foods may help improve your vision: Vitamin C may help with slowing macular degeneration and reducing the risk of cataracts and glaucoma. Vitamin C can be found... Read More

April is Poetry Month: How to Write Poetry

— If you want to begin writing poetry, start today! It doesn’t matter how it turns out. Your own mistakes will become your teachers. Your own writing will motivate you to greater creativity. Once you start the process, how do you improve it? Use nouns and verbs more than adjectives. Which is stronger: “She was as... Read More

Doc’s Corner

— Recent additions include small paperbacks, now catalogued and on the shelves: two by Nora Roberts (JD Robb) GETAWAY and LEVERAGE IN DEATH; Thayne A COLD CREEK CHRISTMAS STORY; S. Roberts CHRISTMAS IN ICICLE FALLS; Flagg THE BLOSSOM SISTERS; Bradley WHEN SHE SAID I DO and A COURTESAN’s GUIDE TO GETTING A MAN. You will find... Read More

Pigs in a Blanket Day is April 24th

— Pigs in a blanket may seem like a modern snack, but as early as the 1600s field workers in England put meat inside dough for a quick and convenient meal. The first modern reference to pigs in a blanket occurred in a 1957 Betty Crocker children’s cookbook. The recipe referred to hot dogs, cocktail or... Read More

Haiku Day is April 17th

— What is a haiku (hahy-koo)? A haiku is traditionally a non-rhyming three-line poem of Japanese origin that offers a way of looking at the physical world. The origins of haiku can be traced back to the ninth century. The haiku consists of three lines with a five-seven-five syllable structure using sensory language to gain inspiration.... Read More

The Origins of Easter

— The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More