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May 10, 2013

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hen my grandson, Jesse, and his friend Heather, came to town, the reception was a big surprise and a treat! Heather is marketing manager for a New York accounting firm who sets up programs in major cities across the country. Her company scheduled her to visit Orlando where she would be staying and holding meetings in a major motel. Her first surprise was on arrival when she found her living quarters for the next few days was large enough to house 80 people! Wow! The furnishings were all done in a rose color. Such elegance took some getting used to—according to Heather.

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graduated from Mainland High, got his first degree at Florida State, and a master’s degree in City University of New York. He taught school in New York for several years before going into the business of computer animation. The family creative bent took over a couple years ago and he’s as animated as the work in which he’s involved.

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Family and friends have seen Jesse once or twice a year throughout his time in New York but this year was special. He was in town for his big 40th birthday and what a reception he received in Ormond Beach. There was a cookout with friends and family. Everything was decorated in the dreaded black and white signs that always bring a smile when you reach that special day. It was a day of great Florida sunshine, just before the rains came—and the food was delicious! Now we are settled into May, watching the rains come down. A friend once said she didn’t want to move to Florida because she enjoyed the seasonal changes. Well, surprise, surprise—we do have seasonal changes daily—which we all enjoy. ST Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for Seniors Today.

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What’s Happening Around Town… Stress Workshop Your spine and nervous system is an engineering miracle that plays a major role in your health and well being. Attend our free workshop Stress: Deal With It Or Do Away With It, Tuesday, May 21 at 6 P.M. provided by Port Orange Family Chiropractic. Call 386-756-9303 and ask for Jennifer to reserve a seat.

Travel Club You are invited to join a travel club sponsored by High Performance Cruise & Travel. There is no membership fee and you will receive a quarterly newsletter. The meeting will be held Wed., May 29 from 9:30–11 A.M. at the Daytona Beach Municipal Golf Course Club House Restaurant. Featured guest speaker will be Diane Curchy Horan, Business Development Manager with AMA Waterways. The seminar is free and breakfast is on your own. Please call 386-252-4423 or e-mail danny@highperformancetrav for an application.

Open House You are cordially invited to an Open House at The Vince Carter Sanctuary, 301 Justice Lane, Bunnell on Monday, May 13 from 4–6:30 P.M. as SMA celebrates the addition of Project Warm. Tours will be offered for the Outpatient Building, Child Development Center, Virtual Reality Lab, and Culinary Arts. Light refreshments will be served.

Lunch Bunch Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, South Daytona host Lunch Bunch every Thurs. at 12 NOON. Just $5 gets you lunch and bingo with non-monetary prizes. Reservations are required by noon the Tuesday prior. Call the church at 386-767-6542.

Driving Course The Sunshine Safety Council will conduct a Coaching The Mature Driver course which meets requirements for an auto liability insurance discount for licensed drivers 55 and older on Sat., May 18 from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at their office on 150 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Cost is $10. Call 386253-6400 for more details.

Free Lecture Come learn about the Seashore’s hidden secrets—lost Frenchmen, the end of the line for British plantations, a perplexing grave, and much more at a free seminar on Thurs., May 16 from 6-8 P.M. at Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach. For details, call 386-428-4828.

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Memorial Day Daytona Beach You and your family and friends are invited to Honor our Veterans and those serving our country now by attending an outstanding Memorial Day Ceremony at Daytona Memorial Park, 1425 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach on Monday, May 27 at 11 A.M. There will be special guest speakers, the traditional fly over with the Spruce Creek Gaggle Flight, gun salute, patriotic music, bagpiper, and the presentation of wreaths. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served. For more information, call 386-226-1100.

Learning, Living & Laughing Series Bishop’s Glen, 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill has a series of free seminars you won’t want to miss during the month of May. Events include: Caregiver Support Group on Wed., May 15 at 1:30 P.M.; Exercise Is Good Medicine on Fri., May 17 at 2:30 P.M.; An Ice Cream Show on Fri., May 24 at 6 P.M.; and Fri., May 31, What Is A Speech Pathologist at 11 A.M. Please RSVP to 386-226-9110.

Free Caregiver’s Day Need a break from caregiving? First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach is providing free Caregiver’s Days Out that includes food, fun, and special attention for care receivers. The days are from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Sat., May 18; Thurs., June 13; Sat., July 13; and Thurs., Aug. 8 at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach. For information, call Sherry at 386-677-3581, ext. 311. This is a wonderful opportunity for caregivers to have a break and know that their loved ones are being taken care of in a safe and loving environment.

Beach Weeks Beach Weeks is an exciting new events festival celebrating the coastal heritage and healthy lifestyle of New Smyrna Beach and Southeast Volusia County. The 7-week-long family-friendly celebration runs from Memorial Day Weekend until July 4th. Beach Weeks kicks off on Thurs., May 23 with FishStock, a 4-day event featuring separate inshore and offshore fishing tournaments, marine expo, and boat show. Beach Weeks was created to appeal to people of all ages, with something for everyone so be sure to check it out. For more information about all the available events including locations and times, visit our website at www.beachweeks. com or call 386-428-1600.

Parkinson’s Meeting The Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach is pleased to announce that Licensed Massage Therapist Josephine Antar will be discussing and demonstrating a type of massage therapy that incorporates whole body movement —ideal for people that suffer with Parkinson’s disease from 2:30–4 P.M. on Wednesday, May 22. This event is being held at Bethune Cookman Universities’ Michael & Libby Johnson Center for Civic Engagement located at 740 W. International Speedway Blvd. (ISB), Daytona Beach 32114. Seating is limited. For reservations or more information, call 386-676-6375 by no later than Monday, May 20.

Florida Licensing On Wheels The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has implemented a Florida Licensing On Wheels (FLOW) program. FLOW is a standalone mobile office with technology to provide most motorists’ needs. It provides drivers license/ID card change of address, renewals, replacements, and renewals and replacements of vehicle registration and disabled parking permits, as well as other needs. The only thing FLOW does not provide is for the drivers license road test. Beginning on May 6th, FLOW will be in the City Hall parking lot, 22 South Beach Street, from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. on the first Monday of every month. Alternate arrangements will be made when the first Monday is a holiday. Before visiting, please go to to learn about licensing and ID requirements and make sure you have everything you need when you visit FLOW so you don’t have to make a second trip.

Support Group Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees. Please call toll free, 888756-2930 for more information. Hurting Yourself With Food? Are you tired of Yo-Yo dieting? Are you addicted to food? There is hope. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a solution for all forms of food addiction. People have found recovery from overeating, under eating, and bulimia in FA. For more details, call the FA Hotline at 386-258-0610.

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recently was asked to speak at a local Catholic Church. I learned that the Catholic Church had published guidelines on Catholic beliefs regarding health and end-of-life. I received a copy of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops’ approved form of health care surrogate form and living will form. The health care surrogate form states who can make medical decisions for one who cannot make those decisions himself or herself. The Catholic health care surrogate form is the same as the Florida statutory form, except for a statement about Catholic beliefs on end-of-life. That statement refers to a “duty to preserve... life.” As for the living will, the language is also quite similar with one significant distinction. The Florida statutory form provides three choices of conditions one might be in to have life-prolonging procedures withheld or withdrawn: terminal condition, end-stage condition, or persistent vegetative state. The signer initials the paragraphs that are applicable. The Catholic form of living will is virtually identical, except that it omits persistent vegetative state as a condition. The Catholic Bishops provide guidelines, as follows: “There should be a presumption in favor of providing nutrition and hydration to me, including medically assisted nutrition and hydration, unless: They cannot reasonably be expected to prolong my life;

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or I am imminently dying from an irreversible condition.” Thus, the Catholic Church approves removing life support, including nutrition and hydration, when one is actually in the process of dying, but if a person is in a vegetative state, but not being kept alive by any machines, it would not allow removal of nutrition and hydration. The Catholic form does not have a HIPAA release, but otherwise is much like the statutory form. If one signs the statutory form and wants to meet the Catholic teaching, one may choose not to initial persistent vegetative state.

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Birthday Surprise At The Jack by George Goldtrap f you have been reading these columns very long, you know that Peg and I often try to outdo each other with our birthday surprises. This year was no exception. My 76th birthday was Saturday, April 27th. Peg suggested we eat dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and see a Cubs game at the Jack. Nothing really unusual there as we do both often. Oddly, at the last minute, Peg decided we needed to forget about dinner and get to the Jack in plenty of time to find a good seat. Strange, how long does it take to drive from Ormond Beach to downtown Daytona? We arrived in time to see the tarps rolled up, the in-field raked, boxes painted, etc. Ever enthusiastic, Peg surveyed the seating, insisting that we sit on the end, ‘so we can get out easily’ she said. Why, I thought. Where are we going? I was soon to find out. First, a little history. I spent almost 40 years in various forms of broadcasting. Like most I started as a DJ and moved through the ranks. I retired as executive producer of a nationally syndicated television program. There was, however, one area of broadcasting I never experienced—sports. The reason is simple; I was never a really committed sportsman in the general sense of the word. I fished, played ping-pong and volleyball, and took my shots on the TV station's basketball team, but could I define myself as a sports guy? No. The most consistent sporting interest was baseball —and as I grew older—softball. Peg also chose this night because fireworks were on the schedule. She said fireworks would look like candles on my cake. Weird woman I married, but I knew that. We settled in our seats, sang the Anthem and heard, Play ball! I was in for a great evening. At the end of the second inning Peg stood and said, “Come with me.” What? Where? I don't want to get up. “Come on, don't argue,” she cajoled. I followed her to a public access area near home plate. A nice young man who was in on Peg's plan introduced himself. Peg turned to me and said: “Happy Birthday, have fun!” Peg knew that my bucket list included the desire to do play by play baseball for broadcast. It was one of the few things I never got to do during my broadcast career. I regretted not having done so—but I had accepted that it was never going happen. Yet, here I was, being led away into a dream. The broadcast booth hangs (over home plate), from the top of the stadium. The climb is steep and the view is awesome. Most broadcast booths are very small, accommodating two announcers, a shelf of equipment and room to get in the door. Once inside, I was welcomed by the Cubs Director of Broadcasting, Robbie Aaron who put a headset on me and said, “Let's do some play by play.” I was in radio heaven. When the commercial was over we went live and he introduced me to the audience as his guest. Between batters, (the Tigers were up), we talked about assorted experiences, the Seniors Softball League; my


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hometown team, the Nashville Vols and Sulphur Dell, (the oldest continuously used professional playing field in American baseball history).

Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap The Vols announcer was Larry Munson who went on to call play by play for the Atlanta Braves in the National League and of course the Georgia Bulldogs football. What great fun to rub elbows with the pros, enjoy a panoramic view of Jackie Robinson field, and watch super talented players give it their all for the home team. Robbie pointed to his line-up and reference card and said, “Why don't you take this inning.” I was muddling through it when the Tiger at bat hit a monster over the left field wall. I followed the ball with a few comments as it ended up bouncing around the parking lot outside the park. We continued play by play on a few more batters until the Tigers were out. We shot a few pictures, and generally chatted about what a great experience I was having—and that this would go down as one of the best of Peg's birthday surprises. One bummer— the Cubs lost 5 to 1. How did Peg do it? Persistence. She had tried to make this happen for a couple of years, but gave up when she didn't get responses. This year, she decided that nothing would stop her. It took several e-mails and several weeks of patience, persistence, and pestering until she made the right contact. After that, it was a piece of cake. Scratch baseball play by play from my bucket list—thanks to my Don’t Take No For An Answer Wife. Watching the Cubs play professional baseball is a great, and inexpensive, family night out. The entertainment never stops —not even between innings. The crowd loves their Cubs and Cubby the mascot. No one is afraid to cheer or anti-cheer; strong opinions are sanctioned. There are giveaways and coupons, food, fun, peanuts, and popcorn. Some of the minor league players we support are destined to be major league stars of tomorrow, all this in a ball park loaded with Jackie Robinson history. What a fun evening—I’m telling everyone I know about it—including you. Batter up! ST George and Peggy Goldtrap are both actors, speakers, and writers and may be reached at

Memorial Day Ceremony Daytona Memorial Park Monday, May 27, 2013 11 A.M. As we salute our veterans and our soldiers currently stationed within our borders and across the globe and pay tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, we warmly invite you to join us for our 13th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. We have a great program for you to enjoy. So, please bring your family and friends: • Our Traditional Fly Over with the Spruce Creek Gaggle Fly Over [E.A.A. Chapter 288] • Special Guest Speaker: Abe Lincoln

[Lew A. Welge, reenactor] • Special Remembrances by Mayor Ray Johnson, City of Holly Hill Mayor, and Florida House of Representative Dwayne Taylor and Ron DeSantis • Renowned Soloist, Nancy Rodriguez • Patriotic Music by Daniel Finerman • Spruce Creek and Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard • Multi-Agency Volusia Police Departments’ Gun Salute

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very year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements. It is a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to honor the value that elders continue to contribute to our communities. A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter's proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events, and public recognition. This year’s Older Americans Month theme—Unleash The Power Of Age!— emphasizes the important role of older adults. This May, communities across the nation will recognize older Amer-

icans as productive, active, and influential members of society. Older Americans Month celebrations acknowledge the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities by making an effort to applaud recent achievements of local elders and inviting them to share the activities they do to unleash the power of age.

Every older American has a wealth of talents, experiences, and interests worth celebrating. Find a way to unleash the power of your age! Throughout the month of May, look for opportunities to show the vibrant life that you and your fellow older Americans lead. ST Contact your local Area Agency on Aging office by visiting www.eldercare. gov or calling 1-800-677-1116 to find out more.


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Scooby fans of all ages will truly enjoy this immersive and entertaining experience. ST Tickets ($15, $20, $30, $45-premium seating package, $55-VIP meet-n-greet package, plus service fees) are available for purchase at the Peabody Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, at Wal-Mart Supercenters, charge by phone at 800982-ARTS and online at www.Ticketm Summer Camp group discounts are available for this show. For details call, 386-671-8252.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You easily handle your tasks this week, thanks to those high energy levels. Pace yourself, Lamb, for the demanding week you have ahead. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) With the arts dominant this week, you might want to pick up any of those creative projects you've neglected. A workplace situation benefits from fresh insight. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Music helps replenish your energy levels. Play your CDs if you must. A live concert could prove more rewarding, especially if you go with a special someone. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Close friends reach out to help perk up your lagging social life. That workplace situation also eases, leaving you time to do more fun things by week's end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A revelation clears up a perplexing job-related problem. Some changes will have to be made, which, no doubt, will meet with the Big Cat's roaring approval. VIRGO (August 23 to Sept. 22 Reaching out to someone in need is the noble thing to do. Try to restrain the temptation to add a lecture—no matter how well-intended—to your good deed.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) There could be another tough challenge to face before the month is over. All that hard work is winning you lots of important recognition from your peers. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Keeping to your work schedule could prove difficult with all those personal distractions. Best advice: Stay with it. There'll be time later for socializing. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Jumping hurdles this week might be vexing for most, but not for the Sagittarian, who recognizes that meeting a challenge can open up opportunities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) More obstacles might be thrown in your path as you try to finalize a new agreement. The sure-footed Goat ignores the stumbling blocks and stays the course. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) We know the Water Bearer takes pleasure in giving to others. Why not let someone else enjoy the experience too by accepting that offer of help? PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might find you need to ease up on your hectic schedule this week. Don't fret about it. It could be helpful to take a break and replenish your energy. ST

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Stay Well… Get Well… Live Well… With Premier Health

We Invite You To Join Premier Health—Membership Is FREE. lorida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Premier Health is a FREE membership program for those age 50 and older. There are 100,000 members across Central Florida. Premier Health is not an insurance plan, HMO, or Medicare Supplement, but a free program to help you improve your health, enjoy an active lifestyle, and become an informed health care consumer. Our mission is to keep our members aware of the latest medical breakthroughs and provide quality health and lifestyle information through a variety of programs and services.


Summary of Member Benefits - Cafeteria Discount—15% - Gift Shop Discount—10% - Premier Health Awareness— Newsletter mailed to your home - Health Programs, Seminars, and Screenings—Details in the newsletter - Annual Lipid Profile & PSA—Monitor cholesterol and/or glucose, low cost - Annual Flu Shot - Dental Discounts—No enrollment fees - Personal Alarm Services—Home telephone monitoring for emergency help - AARP Driver Safety—Classes geared for drivers age 50 and over - ElderSource Counseling—SHINE Counseling—Assistance with Medicare questions - Financial and Estate Planning seminars—Bring your questions, you set the agenda - Notary Services - Copy Services

- Monthly Meeting Schedule Noon dinner meal and speaker. Advance reservations required. Fourth Thursday • Main Campus (Jan. thru Oct.), $11.

Not a member? It’s FREE and easy to join for folks who are 50 and older. Call us today at 386.615.4334 and we’ll send an informational packet and application to you. Share one with your friends as well.

Premier Health Meetings—classrooms of the Medical Office Building, FHMMC, Daytona Beach. Lunch entrees offer an alternate salad plate in addition to the selected entrée. Specify the salad plate when you call in your reservation, or we’ll order the entrée selection for you. You are invited to contribute to an all-year-long food drive (optional). Bring your donation/s and receive an extra ticket for the “free meeting” drawing. Thursday, May 23, noon: John Anthony and Karen Britt are experienced administrators of Trusts and Estates. They are the folks who help you get all that paperwork straight so you/ your family can find the will, living will, DNR papers, and other personal and financial documents you need to have in order. (Do you honestly have everything in order, or could you use some guidance?) Menu: Taco salad on nachos (beef or vegetarian) with all the fixings and custard pie. Reserve by 4pm on Friday, May 17. Thursday, June 27, noon: Dr. Andrew Niewald, Health Maintenance. This family practice physician will discuss what you should do for check-ups, shots, and questions you should ask your doctor. Menu: Seafood cakes, salad, vegetable, rolls, and lemon cake. Reserve by 4pm on Friday, June 21. Thursday, July 25, noon: Candace Flanagan, Health and Safety Specialist, will address emergency preparedness and the EMT Buddy (a new way to maintain your personal emergency information). Our summer picnic menu is fried chicken, picnic potato salad, corn, sliced tomatoes, corn bread, and apple spice cake. Reserve by Friday, July 19. Programs are $11 including lunch. Reserve by 4pm on the Friday prior-to the meeting. Call if you need to cancel (386-615-4334). We’ll try to transfer your reservation to a last minute caller. However, you will be expected to honor your reservation if a replacement is not located. Activities to learn from and enjoy! Register at 386/615-4334 Every Wednesday morning, 7am to 1pm: Farmer’s Market. Do you like fresh (really fresh!) vegetables? Here is your chance to enjoy! Food and Nutrition Services of Florida Hospital hosts a Farmer’s Market featuring fresh produce from a local grower. Produce is hand harvested by the Tomazin family. They use a variety of organic methods in their farming techniques. They do not outsource any labor and keep a careful watch on the quality of produce that leaves their farm for sale. The Market is weekly in the Healing Garden of the main campus. Sunday, May 12 - Happy Mother’s Day! Sunday, June 9: Murder Among Friends. Set in an elegant New York duplex, this sophisticated mystery was called, “Clever, amusing, and very surprising” by the New York Times. Ted and Angela plan to murder Palmer in a contrived New Year’s Eve robbery, but Palmer has his own scheme. A murder happens, but not what is expected. Enjoy dinner and the matinee at Alhambra Dinner Theater, Jacksonville. Cost: $66 Bus pickups: 10am, Alliance Church; 10:15am, FHMMC; and 10:30am, FHFlagler. Sunday, June 16 - Happy Father’s Day! Thursday, Friday, June 27 & 28: $5 Jewelry Sale a fundraising event for the hospital where there will be more jewelry than you can image in one area—ready for your browsing and shopping. Stop by after the monthly meeting/luncheon or combine it will a snack or meal in the café (bring your membership card for your discount). 7am to 3pm both days in the café annex. Wednesday, July 24, 5:30 and 6pm: Seatings Café 101. Each year we enjoy lunch at the Daytona State College Hospitality Center. This time, we’ll enjoy an evening meal from appetizer to a starter to an entrée to dessert, served at your table. There will be four entrée selections to choose from that evening and the cost is $15 per person (plus tip), pay on-site. Monday, August 12: Tampa Aquarium. We’ll combine walking through the Aquarium (self-paced) to see the variety of exhibits and animals offering views of sea life in their natural habitat. We’ll also enjoy a Wild Dolphin Cruise eco-tour on their catamaran to see dolphins, endangered manatees, birds, and all variety of wildlife in one of the busiest deepwater ports in the southern United States. Remember binoculars and sunscreen! Cost is $61, lunch on your own at the Aquarium. Bus pickups: 7:30am at FHFlagler; 7:45am at FHMMC; 8am at Alliance Church; and 8:15am at Orange City. Not a member? Call 386/615-4334 to sign up for this free community program.

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Section B May 10, 2013 Tails From The Front ast week, Halifax Humane Society celebrated the graduation of the 17th class of Prison Pups N Pals. To date, over 125 dogs have completed the training program, which has boasts a 100 percent adoption rate. In the Prison Pups N Pals program, Halifax Humane Society works alongside the West Volusia Kennel Club and inmates at the Tomoka Correctional Institute. Inmates learn dog obedience training techniques from the professional trainers at the West Volusia Kennel Club and train their selected dog. The program serves a dual purpose that leads to positive futures for both the inmates

and the dogs. The dogs receive obedience training that increases their adoptability and prepares them for life in a new forever home. Meanwhile, the inmates are educated on animal care and proper training methods, helping them gain skills that could lead them to jobs in animal services in the future. While in the program, the dogs learn all basic commands and some unique tricks as well. By the time each dog finishes the program, it is highly trained, obedient, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Prison Pups make great pets for any family, as their training eases the transition into a new home. After adopting a Prison Pup, new owners

receive a free seven-week obedience-training program, further easing the transition to a new home. Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs joined the program to create Paws of Freedom, an addition to Prison Pups N Pals. Each class of Prison Pups now has two dogs selected to stay for an additional seven weeks of training in order to become a companion dog for a veteran. These dogs help owners that may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and help provide them with emotional support. To learn more about Prison Pups N Pals, visit html or the Pups N Pals Facebook page.

Dog Obedience Training Available At HHS Even if your dog is not a Prison Pup, you can still teach them the same obedience commands with Halifax Humane Society’s group classes. HHS offers an entire fourweek course for only $35 for dogs adopted from the shelter, and $45 for other dogs. Classes are currently offered on Saturdays. Dogs must be current on immunizations, and owners must bring a collar, six-foot leash, and treats for their dog to each session. ST Tyler Stover is the Community Outreach Director in Daytona Beach. Reach him at 386-274-4703, ext. 320, or at tstover@halifax

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he The Florida Veterans Relief Fund (FLVRF) was established to benefit Florida Veterans and their families who are in need. They have recently been called upon to help with 330 local veterans who will be deployed in the next few months with providing calling cards to each of them. So far they have been able to purchase approximately 200 cards but need donations for the rest. The FLVRF is appealing to the community to help out and the deadline for donations is May 24.

The International Long Distance Calling Card Program was launched to provide veterans with international calling cards to call home. These hero's have had an extended time away from home and sometimes need to hear a familiar voice from back home.

Every day a veteran serves overseas their family and friends are concerned for their safety. A simple phone call home is such a necessity to love ones. Since 2006, FLVRF has provided over 1,664,000 minutes of long distance calling cards to service men and women stationed overseas, while they protect our precious freedom! FLVRF also facilitates and Children And Family Services Program. This program is to assist the children and families of active military personnel who are currently financially challenged with such items as holiday meals, groceries, Christmas toys, and clothing for the children of such families in need. Many Veterans who are serving to protect our freedom must leave full time jobs. Out of respect for their willingness and dedication to our country, helping their families in need, is the least we can do! ST

If you would like to make a donation for phone cards, please mail checks to: FLVRF, 119 S. Palmetto Dr., Ste. 164, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. For questions, please call Brad Johnson at 386898-1268.

Here’s An Idea by JoAnn Derson

When you get near the end of a roll of paper towels, save it to put in your car. Put together a kit to keep in the car with the following items: a small bottle of Windex or other cleaner, a squeeze bottle of water, some wet wipes, and the short roll of paper towels. You'll always be ready for a quick on-theroad cleanup. To kick the itch from bug bites, make a mixture of half lime juice and half

water. Apply to bug bites on a soaked cotton ball. When you finish a woodworking project, save your leftover bits of sandpaper and use them to sharpen all your scissors. All you need is a piece long enough to cut through few times. ST Send your tips to Now Here's a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail at

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Pet Care Is Heartworm Testing Really Necessary? by Sam Mazzotta

Dear Paw’s Corner: My vet tells me my dogs have to be tested for heartworm every two years, even though they take heartworm medication regularly. Why? It's expensive—one test times three— and I don't see why it's necessary. Seems like a way for the vet to make money. —Dog Mom in New York Dear Dog Mom: It's a valid question, but there really is a good answer for why the veterinarian insists on testing your dogs for heartworm. The reason is that monthly heartworm medications, while billed as preventative, work by killing off the microfilariae (heartworm larvae) that enter a dog's bloodstream through an infected mosquito's bite. The medication doesn't stop mosquitoes from biting your dog; therefore, there's still a risk of heartworm infection even though it is taking preventive medication. The other reason is that the doctor can't be 100 percent sure that your dogs are taking their heartworm medication every month. He doesn't administer the

medicine, so—while you probably are giving your dogs their monthly dosage right on schedule—he can't take your word for it. That's because, as you know, there are some pet owners who don't give pets their heartworm preventive on the right schedule. To reduce the number of heartworm infections, and keep your dogs healthy, the vet has to check them regularly. He does it every two years because it can take several months for an infection to be detected. Some vets test for infection every year, particularly in regions with a high infection risk. What if the vet detects a heartworm infection? He'll treat your dog with a much stronger medication to kill the heartworms. The healthier your dog is when treatment starts, the better it will be able to tolerate the treatment. ST Send your questions or comments to Did you know mosquitoes can transmit heartworm larvae to dogs, but fleas don't? Find out more in my new book ‘Fighting Fleas,’ available now on Amazon.

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The Vine And You


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nly in recent years do I feel I have begun to understand God’s plan for man and it all started when I really paid attention to John 3:16—probably the best known verse in the Bible. It says, “For God so loved that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” It does not say that God will send anyone to hell for not believing. It does say those who do not believe in and follow Christ will perish. Perish means ‘to wither away’ or ‘to die from lack of nourishment.’ Anyone trying to live without Christ-dies from the inside out. He is God’s ‘soul food’ for the human race. Jesus further explained this in His parable of the vine and branches. He is the vine in which is found all the food of God and He explained the way to access it is to let yourself be engrafted into Him. He didn’t just say a few could be engrafted. He said He wanted all of us to be His branches. “Whosoever will may come.” A tongue-tied cowboy was hung over from a night of revelry and sleeping under a large wagon when Jesus walked up and said, “ Brother Bud Robinson, I want you to preach my gospel for all to hear.” Uncle Bud answered, “I’m in no shape right now, Lord, but I’ll be sure to go at it the first thing tomorrow.”

He did. He came to our church many times for revivals. He always had a full house. All the time he was speaking, people were either laughing and praising God or crying and praising God. He made a permanent impression on me when I was knee high. He taught me the meaning of two phrases: the power of God and the anointing of God.

My Sunday Journal …by Dalton Roberts I tell you this story so that you will know the Spirit of Jesus Christ will forever be available to you and that God can bring about equally beautiful results in your own life by tapping into the vine. So ask Him to engraft you into His vine. If anything can be more simple than that I don’t know what it is. ST

Please mail comments to Dalton Roberts, 3327 Roberts Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37416. You may enjoy Dalton’s website at www.

Senior Service Line Social Security Is Checkless by Matilda Charles


ocial Security checks are a thing of the past. All Social Security benefits are paid electronically or with a Direct Express debit card. If you’ve signed up since May 2011, whether for Social Security, government pension or veterans benefits, you’ve been required to use the new system. If you signed up before that and are still receiving checks, you need to make a change—quickly. A big reason for the switch is that paper checks aren’t as safe as electronic payments. Checks can be stolen out of your mailbox, or before they even get that far. That’s not to say electronic payments are foolproof. If you become the victim of identity theft, scammers can get into your account and have payments to you sent elsewhere. (Remember that no one from Social Security will ever call you to ask for your banking information or Social Security number. If that happens, report it to the fraud hotline at 1-800-269-0271.)

If you don’t want direct deposit to your bank, you can sign up to receive a Direct Express card. The benefit amount is added to your card, which you can then use to pay bills, get cash, make purchases, and more. Most card-related activities are free, but some transactions do incur a fee. Your best bet is to go ahead and sign up for electronic payments. To get started, call Social Security at 1-800-333-1795 or go to your own bank. Online, go to Either way, you’ll need the following information in hand: —Your Social Security number —The amount of your most recent benefit check, as well as that 12digit check number —Your bank’s routing transit number and the account type. ST Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to colum

Growing Older


was warned many years ago that it would happen one day, but I did not pay any attention to what I was being told. It will slip up on you and catch you unaware, one person told me. Another said it would change my life forever. Well, over the last year I have understood what I had been warned about, and they were right. Growing old is a difficult process. It takes a lot out of you. Your memory is not as good as it once was and, sadly, this is the time you would like it to work the best. For me it is not the aches and pains that are distressing, it is the fact that I am growing old. I was recently telling a story about someone from the past and inadvertently made the statement, “he was an older guy in his early 60s.” It slipped right out before I even realized what I had said. Early 60s is not old, I thought, as I tried to regroup my story. It was too late, I had already admitted to myself that I was an old man. Even worse, I had admitted it to someone else that I thought 60 was the age at which you passed into old age. I realized I am at the age all of my aunts and uncles were when I was growing up. They seemed so old to me at the

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time, and that scares me. I should have realized before now that it was coming, because I had already started saying things like, “remember when US 90 was a two-lane highway,” or remember the ice plant.

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Think about it, something that no longer exists but existed 50 years ago, I know about. That means a half a century ago. When you say it like that, it sounds like a long time ago. I have always compared time to waves on a beach. They are continuous and unstoppable, and so is time. I just did not realize how quickly it would come. There have been many a wave in my life; some were easy and some were difficult. For now they are still coming and I am grateful for that, as I am for all the blessings I have been able to encounter. Uncle Marcus was sure right, however, when he said growing old was not for the faint of heart. ST You can contact Byron Spires via email at

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ea turtle nesting season has begun in Volusia County and that means hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. Sea turtle nesting season is the time of year when female sea turtles leave the ocean, usually at night, to lay eggs in the sand on the beach. Nests will hatch through October. Visitors to Volusia County beaches and residential and business owners along the coast are encouraged to be proactive to ensure a productive nesting season. The egg hatching period is about 48–60 days after each nest is laid. The 2012 season saw a record high with 919 nests laid on county beaches, of those, 885 were loggerhead nests. The county’s average is around 480 sea turtle nests per season. There are many ways to help sea turtles, beach wildlife, and the coastal environment, such as: • Disposing of trash and recyclables in the proper containers. Trash can cause entanglement and ingestion problems for a lot of wildlife including sea turtles. • If you ever see a sea turtle nesting or a nest hatching, stand far back and observe quietly. Sea turtles are protected with state and federal laws and should not be harassed. Lights, quick movements, and loud voices can deter nesting activity.

• When driving at the beach use the designated traffic lanes. Beach driving access hours are from 8 A.M.–7 P.M. for the season, tide permitting. • When leaving the beach, make sure to take all of your beach equipment. Flatten sandcastles and fill your holes. Property owners and businesses, as well as visitors to the beach, also are reminded to keep lights off the beach. The lights can discourage female turtles from nesting and can cause hatchlings to become disoriented. Property owners along the coast should make sure their light fixtures are positioned, shielded, or modified so the light source and any reflective surfaces of the fixture are not visible by a person standing on the beach. It also is important to eliminate the effect of interior lights shining through doors and windows onto the beach. There are several ways to reduce the amount of light coming from inside a home or business including moving lamps and other moveable fixtures away from windows, using blinds and curtains to block lights, and turning off unnecessary lights. Property owners should recheck their lighting every year. The beach elevation changes frequently and lights that were in compliance previously may need to be adjusted according to the new environment. ST For more information about Volusia County’s sea turtles program, please call 386-238-4668 or 386-238-4716.

98 Year-Old Skydiver Jumps At Chance To Support Cause Special to Seniors Today


uring a 10 A.M.–1 P.M., Saturday, May 25 event, 98-yearold, Don Sugg will jump out of an airplane at the world-renowned Skydive DeLand, and the West Volusia community will be better for it. That's because Sugg is jumping for a cause—The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia—and the skydive is a fundraiser for its Heart House initiative. The Heart House is slated to become the sole family emergency housing facility in West Volusia when it opens later this year, but today, the project is slightly more than its halfway point toward its $200,000 goal. In response, Sugg has committed to skydive to raise additional funds for Heart House by seeking donations and sponsorships to help the fundraising program. Neighborhood Center of West Volusia volunteers are seeking local business sponsorships for The Don Sugg Skydive, and each sponsorship includes multiple/varied VIP seats and event promotion opportunities, as well as gift cards for The Perfect Spot Restaurant and tickets for a Kindle give-away.

Onlookers are welcome to attend the event at no charge, and monetary or nonperishable food item donations are welcome and appreciated. Further, hot dogs and popcorn will be distributed to guests on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. “Mr. Sugg approached us about skydiving in support of The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, and we jumped at the chance,” said Susan Clark, Neighborhood Center executive director. “He has a true, heartfelt interest in raising funds for charity and ending hunger and homelessness in West Volusia County. This event is perfect for the community to gather in fellowship, fun, and in support of a worthwhile program. ST For more details about the benefit contact Susan Clark, Executive Director of The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, at 386-734-8120 or e-mail sus

Mothers Get Extra Help by Donna Maitland Social Security Manager in Port Orange


hink of all the times and ways that Mom has helped you over the years—when you were a child, and after you became an adult. With Mother’s Day upon us, it is a good time to pay Mom back with a little extra help with her Medicare prescription drug costs. If your mother is covered by Medicare and has limited income and resources, she may be eligible for Extra Help—available through Social Security—to pay part of her monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. That means putting $4,000 in Mom’s pocket without having to spend a dime! To figure out whether your mother is eligible, Social Security needs to know her income and the value of her savings, investments, and real estate (other than the home she lives in). To qualify for the extra help, she must be receiving Medicare and have: • Income limited to $17,235 for an individual or $23,265 for a married couple living together. Even if her annual income is higher, she still may be able to get some help with monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. Some examples where income may be higher include if she and, if married, her spouse:

• Support other family members who live with them; • Have earnings from work; or • Live in Alaska or Hawaii. • Resources limited to $13,300 for an individual or $26,580 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks, and bonds. We do not count her house or car as a resource. Social Security has an easy-to-use online application that you can help complete for your mom. You can find it at To apply by phone or have an application mailed to you, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask for the Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020). Or go to the nearest Social Security office. Find the Social Security office nearest you by using our online office locator. You’ll find it at the bottom of the Popular Services section at Mom has always been there to help you. She’s sure to appreciate a little extra help this Mother’s Day—especially if you can show her how to put $4,000 in her pocket! Keep in mind as Father’s Day approaches, you can get the same free gift for Dad! ST To learn more about the Medicare prescription drug plans and special enrollment periods, visit or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY 1-877-486-2048).

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Those Babies Grow Up


o more delays. We wriggled into the family car by arranging assorted arms and legs around the belongings of our older son Ian, the almost-college student. He placed one last bag on my lap, crammed himself into an impossibly small space in the back seat next to his brother Tom, and the four of us were off. We had triumphed over the challenge many parents face at the beginning of a college school year: fitting an infinite number of items into the finite space of a car. Although we all felt achy by the end of the trip, Ian was so thrilled to be starting his new life, he never complained. Tom, realizing he wouldn't have to share a darn thing until Ian came home for Thanksgiving, was equally cheerful during the six-hour ride. So much for lingering farewells at the dorm. It was obvious Ian itched for us to leave. We gave him a big hug and left. I was stoic on the trip home. I dissolved at the sight of Ian's quilt, left in the hallway. My firstborn was gone. For several weeks, I busied myself with my job and family affairs. November came, and Ian arrived for his first vacation. It was a joy until he left, and then my blues started again. Nothing made me feel better.

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It was only when we cleaned out Ian's dorm room at the end of the school year that I faced reality: Neatly stacked in one corner, from ceiling to floor, were all the empty boxes from the goodies I had sent. The sculpture testified to a mom's love— and provided an on-going source of amusement to Ian and his friends. Some placed bets on how high the stack would reach. Four years later, Tom left for college. I knew women who collapsed into emotional downslides after their last child left home and worried I'd be among them. Even before we deposited Tom, I felt numb. Something happened after we left the dorm. My husband and I got out the map to decide the return route we'd take. Then it hit me: It didn't matter how long we took getting home. Of course I miss my sons. They are the biggest blessings in my life. This new chapter must be embraced, not dreaded. I see a path filled with opportunities I never imagined. A menu overflowing with choices. Now, what should I do first? ST


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We Must Do Better Special to Seniors Today


any chronic illnesses may be linked to sources of stress and lifestyle decisions. Either way how we have chosen to deal with the effects is clearly not working in this country. The United States ranks as the 39th sickest out of 41 industrial nations and we take about 70 percent of the entire worlds prescription drugs—but we only make up seven percent of the worlds population. Most drugs will not heal the patient, it only mask the much needed signals our bodies are giving us to pin point the problem.

A study done by Dr. Blanks at the University of California College of Medicine followed 2,818 patients receiving continuous chiropractic adjustments reported an enhancement in their physical health, increased ability to deal with stress, increase in confidence wellbeing, and enjoyment of life. Attend our free workshop Stress: Deal With It Or Do Away With It; Tuesday May 21 at 6 P.M. Call 386-756-9303 to RSVP. Dr. Terry Kahn and Dr. Mindy Weingarten are at the Port Orange Family Chiropractic Center. Visit: portorangefamily

Books A Week In Winter Reviewed by Rose McAllister Croke


eloved Irish author Maeve Binchy finished the manuscript for A Week In Winter days before she died in July after a brief illness. Her final novel, published posthumously, shows Binchy at the top of her writing game. Set in a small, fictional Irish coastal town where everyone knows each other, Binchy introduces us to a plucky, resourceful middle-aged woman named Chicky Ryan, who works tirelessly to fulfill her lifelong dream to buy the decaying Stone House mansion and build it into a holiday resort. To mark the resort's opening, Chicky advertises a special deal—a week in winter on the west coast of Ireland. The first group of guests starts to arrive, and we learn all of them have different reasons for staying there. They include: An American movie star who misses a connecting flight and decides to take a brief holiday in Ireland. He wrongfully assumes he is incognito since his fellow guests don't make a huge fuss over him;

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A retired schoolteacher who exudes negativity with each breath she takes, and criticizes everything and everyone she encounters; A young Swede, who must decide whether to head the family business or follow his heart; A mother and would-be daughter-inlaw who have been forced into taking a vacation together, with all the tension and uneasiness that implies; A married couple, both doctors, who find themselves at a spiritual and professional crossroads, having witnessed far too much sickness and death. Binchy writes beautifully about the importance of community and of people being restored to life, especially after their dreams and plans fail or when their worries and fears consume them. A Week In Winter is a bittersweet read for Binchy fans, many of whom will savor her final book and lament all of her untold stories. A literary treasure in the truest sense, Ms. Binchy will be missed. ST Books reviewed in this column are available at your local bookstore.

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Strange But True Porcupine Trumps Lion by Samantha Weaver

It was pioneering science-fiction author H.G. Wells who made the following sage observation: “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” In a match between a 200-pound mountain lion and a 20-pound porcupine, the lion is likely to be the loser —and will probably die if it tried to take a bite of the desired prey. In an odd coincidence, President Abraham Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy, and President John F. Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln. Kennedy the secretary told Lincoln the president that he shouldn't go to Ford's Theatre the night he was shot; Lincoln the secretary tried to convince Kennedy the president not to go on a trip to Dallas, where he was shot.

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Thought For The Day: “The fundamental cause of trouble in this world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” ST —Bertrand Russell

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