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When journalist Hunter S. Thompson said “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” …

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for July 6-10. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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I began living on my own right after graduating from high school. It wasn’t because I had a dysfunctional family. My mom and dad loved me and I loved them, but I had an independent streak and wanted to “make it on my own.”

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Muscles of the arm are easy to understand. When the triceps in the back of the arm contract, the arm is extended. To bend the arm, the biceps kick in and the triceps relax. Both bicep and triceps work in harmony via an antagonistic relationship. One set of muscles closes or flexes the forear…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for June 29-July 3. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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If 2020 could be described in a word, most of us would probably choose “chaos.” This year has challenged and stretched us as individuals and as a society. For most of us accustomed to our routines and habits, social distancing and self-quarantine proved especially challenging. From stocking …

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American author William Lyon Phelps aptly observed: “If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.”

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

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June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month – a time when many health organizations shed light on the astonishing number of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for June 15-19. 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 June 8-12. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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A couple of columns ago, I wrote about incorporating less meat into our diets. The column was driven by the fact that during this COVID-19 crisis, meat prices – particularly beef – have gone through the roof and in some cases, availability has been an issue. I also have come to believe that …

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I received a huge package in the mail this month. My name was handwritten with a side note “Personal!” Plus, it was registered. No health care provider is excited to open these packages, especially big thick ones. My name, along with some other dentist friends, were on the cover page. This p…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for June 1-5. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Good nutrition is essential to having a strong immune system, which may help protect from seasonal illness and other health problems. No single food or supplement can prevent illness, but you can help boost your immune system by including these nutrients in your everyday diet.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for May 25-29. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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While you may be reading this online on Tuesday or in the paper on Wednesday, I am writing this on Friday just a few hours before reopening the PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar at 25% capacity.

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Things in the world are making their first, tentative steps toward normalcy, but I think it will be a long time before we are back to the lives we all took for granted just a few short months ago.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for May 18-22. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Inflammation may be occurring in your body without your knowledge. Many times, we think of inflammation as a short-term problem, such as cellulitis.

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Farmers and ranchers are experiencing near record low livestock prices while consumers are seeing extremely high meat prices. The specter of meat shortages in some areas seems to be increasingly real.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for May 11-15. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Dentists and their employees rarely get sick.When they first start working in the mouth, they get sick often. Their immune system is constantly assaulted by all kinds of bacteria, virus and even fungus which creates antibodies and antigens that fight off disease.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for May 4-8. Milk and bread are served with each meal.MONDAY – Chicken salad, lettuce and tomato, crackers, melon, gingerbread squareTUESDAY – Ground beef and Spanish rice, fajita vegetables, ch…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for April 27-May 1. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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These are strange times indeed. If you are becoming a bit stir crazy, you’re not alone. We are, in the main, social animals. It feels a bit unnatural to interact with friends and family remotely. The opportunity and ability to meet new friends has decreased exponentially.

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There’s no doubt about it; the state of our world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home recommendations is impacting each of our homes and families. Job losses or reductions, working from home and distance learning all create a strain on food budgets as more meals a…

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I have always loved Easter. It is one of my favorite holidays. Decorating cookies, filling eggs and the flowering of the cross are some of my most treasured traditions.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for April 20-24. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for April 13-17. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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I hope all of you are practicing social distancing and washing your hands regularly and often. I know that even during these trying days, you are thinking of others and finding ways to make their lives a little easier. Difficult times seem to always bring out the best in our neighbors.

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Amidst the growing concern for the quick-spreading novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, numerous people are seeking ways to stay as healthy as possible to minimize the risk of getting sick.

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