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Gautam Gambhir, the famous Indian cricket player turned politician, said, “Sometimes, it’s important to get out of that comfort zone and, I think, try new things, and sometimes, you can express yourself better.”

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 21-25. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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For the first time in weeks, I haven’t looked at the day’s weather forecast and seen a heat advisory warning of heat indices in excess of 107 degrees. Although fall officially began Sept. 23 this year, until this morning, it felt like we were in the midst of an endless summer. It wasn’t exac…

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With convenience food and fast food easily available, many people aren’t getting the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Fruits and vegetables provide nutrients that are vital to your health. It is recommended to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Many pe…

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 14-18. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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A couple of weeks ago, my sweet cousins could tell I had been a little overwhelmed and invited me on a girls’ trip to San Jose, Calif. As you know, if you have read many of my columns, I love to travel, but I have to admit that for a bit, I was a little lukewarm on this trip and it showed. I…

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 7-11. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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You can’t watch today’s TV without seeing ads for dental implants. The TV marketing certainly brings exposure to dental implants, but it also creates confusion. Frequently, our office gets calls from people we have never seen before wanting implants as an answer to all of their dental needs.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 30-Oct. 4. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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I have seen intermittent fasting, or IF, come back into the diet spotlight lately. Intermittent fasting is not a new trend but has certainly caught the public’s attention more recently.

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Louise doesn’t particularly care for olives. It’s not the taste that she finds disagreeable as much as it’s the texture – the mouth feel if you will.

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In the 1900s children’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” penned by L. Frank Baum, Dorothy is able to leave the magical world of Oz and return to Kansas by clicking her heels and saying, “There’s no place like home; there’s no place like home.”

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 23-27. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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It is heartbreaking to see the pictures of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian across the Bahamas. Lives have been lost, buildings have been destroyed and families have been displaced.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 16-20. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Fat is the most frowned-upon macronutrient because it is the most calorie-dense and is commonly seen as detrimental to general health. While there is some truth to this, the reality is that fat is just as important to the daily diet as carbohydrates and protein. However, the type of fat cons…

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Labor Day is behind us, so summer is officially over, and it is crazy to me that children have been back in school since the middle of August. When my children were in grade school, I remember looking so forward to the start of the summer and the freedom it brought from homework, packing lun…

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For good reason, flesh-eating bacteria has been prominently discussed in the Victoria Advocate this summer. People get seriously sick and even die from the vibrio bacteria eating the live flesh. The vibrio bacteria has been around our coastal bays for eons, yet the flesh-eating abilities hAV…

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 9-13. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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Avocados are one of my favorite foods. I use avocados instead of butter on toast. I use avocados instead of mayonnaise on sandwiches. I put avocados on top of omelets. I use them in sauces and smoothies.

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Remember the adage, breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, there is some truth to that. And, what we eat at breakfast can impact the rest of our daily intake.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Sept. 2-6. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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When I was growing up, my brother, Christopher, and I would take turns spending a week visiting with each set of our grandparents. My mother’s parents lived in Silver Creek, Miss., and my father’s parents were in Pensacola, Fla. It was great being an “only child” for a week and being spoiled…

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 26-30. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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The temperatures for the past couple of weeks have been oppressive. I have been tempted to see if it has been hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. I decided against it because I’d probably just make a mess, and it would be a waste of a good egg.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 19-23. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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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 a few of weeks ago, lured by the promise of treasures at the Junk Gypsy barn sale, I loaded up with my gal pal …

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If you hate going to the dentist because you are terrified, this column is written specifically for you.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 12-16. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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My love of cooking began as a teenager. To this day, I remember clearly flipping through the four channels that were broadcast in Houston at that time looking for something that was broadcast in color. We had just gotten a color TV. My dad had won it in a raffle.

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 5-9. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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A few weeks ago my girlfriend Amanda and I spent a great girls’ weekend in Gruene. I just love Amanda; we met years ago when we both served on the board of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and on the Economic Development Committee. When we met, Amanda was a recent colle…

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The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for July 29-Aug. 2. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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With President Trump issuing a sweeping set of proposals aimed at improving medical care for the tens of millions of Americans who have kidney disease, it leaves people wondering, how? How can we get more people on home dialysis or how do we get more people transplants?

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When it comes to chronic health diseases, some are associated with genetics or family history and others with lifestyle choices. Type 2 diabetes usually is associated with the behavioral choices that we make in our lives.

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In just over a month, Aug. 24 to be exact, tens of thousands fo Americans will be celebrating National Waffle Day. This day commemorates the day in 1889 that Cornelius Swartwout of Troy, N.Y., patented the first stovetop waffle iron. His invention was made of cast iron and had a hinged top w…

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