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This Sunday is Father’s Day. I am not sure why, but Father’s Day does not seem to attract the same attention as Mother’s Day. Although Father’s Day was first celebrated in Washington state in 1910, it was not until the 1970s, in the Nixon administration, that Father’s Day was recognized as a…

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I have written about going to Texas Antiques Week in Round Top and Warrenton, several times. In the past, I have only found myself in that neck of the woods during “show” times, but over Memorial Day weekend, a dear friend and I decided to head to Fayette County for an overnight getaway.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for June 14-18. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The phrase, “they are the salt of the earth” is often used to describe those who are thought to be honest and virtuous. This phrase actually has biblical origins, and it hints at the value of salt. The phrase, “he is worth his weight in salt” originated in Roman times when soldiers were some…

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The influence of facial development is certainly driven by genetics. Familial resemblance is proof of the power of our DNA. When these genetics form a near-perfect face, the description from any human observer, no matter nationality is either “beautiful” or “handsome.” Beauty in all things i…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for June 7-11. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Irvin S. Cobb, American author and Kentucky native, said, “Until you go to Kentucky and with your own eyes behold the Derby, you ain’t never been nowhere and you ain’t seen nothin’.” Until a couple of weeks ago, I kinda considered myself someone who had been a few places and seen some things…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for May 31-June 4. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Memorial Day weekend tends to embrace the start of summer. Many turn to barbecuing for their celebration. If one is a novice at the barbecue pit, the results could include overcooked and over-processed foods that don’t satisfy anyone’s palate — nor are the foods healthy.

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A key to growing as a chef or cook is expanding your base of knowledge regarding ingredients. Today, we will discuss a variety of cheeses. Specifically, we will take a look at Italian cheeses. Just because these cheeses have their origin in Italy, their uses are by no means limited to Italia…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for May 24-28. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Mother’s Day has come and gone again. I hope yours was as wonderful as mine! Over the years, as my children have grown, our celebrations have changed. When they were small, they delighted in making me scrambled eggs and serving them to me in bed with a construction paper card on the side. Th…

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Have you ever wondered what else in May is important besides Mother’s Day? The month of May is Stroke Awareness Month. The Mayo Clinic states a stroke is when “the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted, or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients.”

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for May 17-21. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for May 10-14. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Since 1908, when Anna Marie Jarvis founded Mother’s Day in the United States, it has been celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Mothers deserve a day of their own, and as a testament to that sentiment, Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the wor…

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Inflammation is a response produced by the body in order to fight infection and disease. When inflammation occurs, white blood cells and other substances such as cytokines are released in order to fight infections caused by bacteria or other foreign objects.

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When healthy children are born, they breathe through their noses. Air passes freely, nonstop to the lungs. When breathing through the nose, the tongue can do its job of forming and shaping the lower face. The tongue is one of the strongest muscles in the body. It is the only muscle not attac…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for May 3-7. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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In 1979, the love story of Bud and Sissy and their adventures in Pasadena's nightclub Gilley's took over pop culture. Last Saturday night, Gilley's came to Edna by way of Edna Education Foundation's "Urban Cowboy"-themed Dueling Pianos fundraiser. The night was all ice-cold beer, barbecue, c…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for April 26-30. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for April 19-23. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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April 13 was “Make Lunch Count Day.” This day is a reminder that taking a lunch break is important to your work productivity. Recent studies have shown that 73% of workers eat lunch at their desks at least twice a week because they’re unable to break away from their work. One-third of worker…

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It is my belief that technique and improvisation are superior to recipes. When a cook becomes comfortable with a technique a literal world of possibilities is open. No longer must we be a slave to a recipe’s list of ingredients. We can cook with the flavors and ingredients that we love. By s…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for April 12-16. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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If everyone, starting from birth, took excellent care of their teeth and gums, dentists would be hard-pressed to make a living. Dental needs would be mostly limited to orthodontics, surgery, crowns on cracked teeth, TMD pain treatment, and an occasional root canal. None of my children or gra…

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I am just back from a fabulous jaunt to Charleston, South Carolina, and I think my feelings about the Holy City were perfectly summed up by famed novelist Pat Conroy when he wrote, “There is no city on Earth quite like Charleston ... it’s held me in its enchanter’s power, the wordless articu…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for April 5-9. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Fish tacos are elegant in their apparent simplicity. Whether they are good or great, however, is completely dependent on each of their components. Our friend, Cheryl Johnson, insisted that fish tacos be on our menu. As such, fish tacos were one of the first menu items we developed for the Pu…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for March 29-April 2. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Irish writer Colum McCann wrote, “The real beauty in life is that beauty can sometimes occur.” A couple of Saturdays ago, I saw beauty in action at the Victoria Ballet Theatre’s production of “Don Quixote.”

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for March 22-26. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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