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November 25, 2011

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y clan creates new traditions as the family grows and changes. This year, we drew names among those who are 16 years and older. Each of us will be filling a stocking for the name we drew. I don’t know about the others but I am seeking to fill my name’s stocking with as much as I can that is “Made in America.” I received a message from Charmaine, an e-mail about the Birth Of A New Tradition that is making rounds among our peers. I read it through and agree with much of what is contained in the message. Ever since Diane Sawyer began clearing homes of foreign goods and replacing them with American-made goods, this has been strong on my mind. I even wished I had thought ahead… to publish a Christmas catalog called Made In America. I’m filled with ideas that, if I was equipped to handle, would take a lot of time. Maybe next year. Meanwhile—from the e-mail… As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods—merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year can be different. This year Americans can think ahead and give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. Things can be found that are produced by American hands. “It’s time to think outside the box,” the writer said. “Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?” Haircuts: Everyone gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber? Gym Membership: It’s appropriate for all ages thinking about health improvement. Car Detailing: Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American-owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates. Driveway / Lawn Care: Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or games at the local golf course. Local Restaurants: There are so many owner-run restaurants offering gift certificates. If your intended isn't interested in the fancy eateries, what about a half-dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast restaurant. This is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open. Oil Changes: How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck, or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy? Cleaning: Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would love the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

Computer Overhaul: If you know a friend or family member’s computer could use a tune-up concedes that as a gift. Crafts: Looking for something more personal? Local crafts people do quilting, knit scarves, make jewelry, pottery, and beautiful wooden boxes. Local Entertainment: Plan your holiday outings at local, owner-operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip.

You Name It …by Kitty Maiden

“Christmas is about caring and encouraging American small businesses to follow their dreams. When we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.” There are other ways to gift, straight from the heart and straight from the home. A local bank teller said she gives her brother a homemade cake that he totally appreciates. (Surely all the ingredients are made in America). I’ve toyed with an idea for some time… a personalized calendar for the coming year. Some computer gurus are already doing this. Thank you, fellow writer, for some terrific ideas… and thank you computer gurus for passing on worthwhile information. While adding new traditions, hold true to Christmas, for whom it is named and how it came to be. Happy Thanksgiving and an early wish for a Merry Christmas. ST Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for Seniors Today.

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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 Thurs., Dec. 15; Sat., Jan. 14; Thurs., Feb. 9; and Thurs., March 8 at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach; For information, call Sherry at 386677-3581, 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 loving, safe environment.

Health Screenings Prevention Plus, Inc., is conducting tests for stroke, arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, osteoporosis, heart scan, and more on Thurs., Dec. 1 at Daytona Beach Shores Senior Center, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave. and Sat., Dec. 3 at Bishop’s Glen Retirement Community, 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill. Early detection saves lives. These reasonably priced tests don’t require a doctor’s prescription. To register, call 1-888-667-7587.

Long-Term Care Do you know the true answers to questions about long-term care costs? You are invited to a free informational workshop on government benefits and planning for payment of long-term care presented by Scott Selis of The Chiumento-Selis-Dwyer Attorneys At Law at 2 P.M. on Dec. 13 in Daytona Beach and Dec. 14 in Palm Coast. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested. Call 386-868-5337 to RSVP.

Grand Opening Be sure to stop by and take advantage of the Natural Factors special, 15 percent off, as Love Wholefoods celebrates the grand opening of their Port Orange store at 1633 Taylor Road. Come check out all the great products and foods available. For more information, call 386-767-6543.

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Fur Ball Gala You are invited to A Chocolate Affair as you join the fun to support our furry friends at the Halifax Humane Society’s Fur Ball Gala on Thurs., Dec. 1 at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Elegant cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, and silent auction are all included from 6–10 P.M. Tickets are $75. To reserve your tickets and for more information, call 386-274-4703.

Walk With Me Do you know how to comfort a grieving friend or relative? It can be difficult to know what to say or do when someone you love is grieving. Don’t let discomfort prevent you from reaching out. Join Grand Villa, 535 N. Nova Road, Ormond BEach for a free presentation, Walk With Me by Patricia Acker, LCSW, Florida Hospital HospiceCare, Bereavement Specialist on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 11 A.M. Refreshments served. RSVP 386-868-0723.

Grief Seminar Please join Lohman Funeral Homes, Cemeteries & Cremation on Wed., Dec. 14 from 6–8 P.M. at Prince Of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach to hear Dr. Alan Wolfelt speak to bereaved individuals and families. Dr. Wolfelt’s compassionate program will be helpful to anyone who is experiencing grief in their lives. Program and refreshments are complimentary. For more information, please contact Felicia at 386-615-1100.

Financial Planning Join Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation in a complimentary financial education opportunity on Thurs., Dec. 15 from NOON to 1 P.M. Topics include: Saving and Investing, Estate Planning and Charitable Gifting, Credit Management, Staying Out of Debt, and Effective Tax Strategies. Register now, seats are limited. To RSVP, call 386-586-4440.

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Begin your Christmas celebration by enjoying a Christmas concert with the beautiful voices of the Atlantic High School Choir at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Rd., South Daytona on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 11 A.M. For directions or more information, please call 386-767-6542.

Veterans and spouses may be entitled to little-known benefits through the VA Aid And Attendance program. Join Ormond In The Pines, 101 Clyde Morris Blvd., Ormond Beach on Thurs., Dec. 8 at 3 P.M. to learn how you could receive up to $1,945 per month. RSVP today to 386-676-7463.

Parkinson’s Association The Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach is pleased to announce that it will hosting its annual Holiday Social. The event will be held at Bishop’s Glen Retirement Center (auditorium) at 900 LPGA Blvd. in Holly Hill on Wednesday December 7 from 12 to 2 P.M. The holiday social is open to all members of the Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach. All members are invited to attend and enjoy food, entertainment, and door prizes. There is no cost to members! Seating is limited, reservations are required by calling, 386-676-6375.

Postcard From Santa Santa is making his list and checking it twice at Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division. The division will send personalized postcards from Santa to children up to age 11 by e-mailing the child’s name and address to elves@co.volusia.fl.us calling 386-736-5953, or faxing 386-9437012. The requests will be accepted through December 9.

Sweet Adelines The Song Of The Coast Sweet Adeline chorus will present a Christmas concert on Dec. 4 at 3:30 P.M. at St. James Church in Ormond Beach featuring a variety of music including both secular and religious songs. A suggest donation of $10 will be received at the door. For more information, call 386-673-4398.

Support Groups 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. Parkinson’s Support There is a Parkinson’s Support Group in Flagler County. They will meet the first Sunday of every other month at 3 P.M. at Florida Hospital—Flagler. For more information and meeting dates, call 386-445-3371.


Changes To Power Of Attorney Law

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he law regarding durable powers of attorney law has changed dramatically on October 1, 2011. A durable power survives incapacity. It must have certain language to be durable. Many of the provisions in the new law affect only powers of attorney signed after October 1, but it may be wise to execute new powers following the new law in order to be certain the power of attorney will be honored. The highlights are: 1. A power of attorney must be signed by two witnesses, unless it was signed in a state that did not require two witnesses when it was signed, or if it is a U.S. military form. 2. A power of attorney signed after October 1, 2011, can only be effective when signed; it cannot become enforceable upon a certification of incapacity. 3. Unless the document says otherwise, a photocopy or electronically transmitted copy is as effective as the original. 4. Unless the document says otherwise, if more than one agent is named, either can act alone. 5. The statute contains a list of powers that require the grantor to sign or initial in order to be effective. This only affects powers of attorney signed after October 1, 2011. The list includes the following powers, among others: create an intervivos trust; amend, revoke,

or terminate a revocable trust; make certain gifts; create or change rights of survivorship; create or change a beneficiary designation.

Elder Law …by Michael A. Pyle

6. If a third party rejects a power of attorney for a transaction authorized by the power of attorney, and for which the principal had authority, there are time limits to provide notice of rejection. If the third party improperly refuses to acknowledge a valid power, the third party can be liable for damages, attorney’s fees, and costs. This statute represents significant changes in the law durable powers of attorney. While prior powers of attorney remain valid, there is a concern that a third party could refuse to honor an older one when they do not see the current requirements.

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ver wonder about Thanksgiving origins while in a tryptophan trance? It didn’t begin with the Pilgrims. Before 1863, Thanksgiving was celebrated only in New England; and it could be as early as October or as late as January Sarah Josepha Hale, an influential person of her time, talked turkey. For 20 years she lobbied to make Thanksgiving an official holiday. From 1846 to 1863 Hale begged Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln. Finally in 1863, her persistence convinced Lincoln to support legislation establishing a national holiday. Sarah Hale was a pioneer among women novelists and one of the first of either gender to write a book about slavery. The book, which espoused New England virtues as the model to follow for national prosperity, was immediately successful. Reverend John Blake asked Hale to move to Boston as editor of his journal, Ladies' Magazine. She agreed and, from 1828 until 1836, she was editor, or as she preferred, editress. Hale hoped the magazines would help educate women, “not that they may usurp the situation, or encroach on the prerogatives of man; but that each individual may lend her aid to the intellectual and moral character of those within her sphere.” Her collection, Poems For Our Children, which includes the now-famous Mary Had A Little Lamb, was published in 1830, its original title was Mary's Lamb. Hale wrote many novels and poems, publishing nearly fifty volumes of work by the end of her life. Hale retired from editorial duties in 1877 at the age of 89. The same year, Thomas Edison spoke the opening lines of Mary's Lamb: the first ever recorded on his newly invented phonograph. Thanksgiving is forever linked to Sarah Hale and Abraham Lincoln. In a nation splintered by opposing loyalties, Lincoln did established a National day for giving thanks. It is ironic that this unifying holiday had its fulfillment when the Civil War ended in April 1865. “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields, and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of mil-

itary conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and

Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and Union. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eightyeighth.” Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863. ST

George and Peggy Goldtrap are both actors, speakers, and writers living in Ormond By The Sea. Contact them at geo rgegoldtrap@gmail.com


December 2011 Saturday December 3 9 am–2 pm

Craft Fair Over 40 craft tables featuring many local crafters, and their works on the beautiful campus of Bishop's Glen Retirement Community. Door Prizes, and Live Broadcast by WROD. Proceeds will support the enhancement of activities for participating seniors at the Ormond Beach Senior Center. Sponsored by: Bishop's Glen Retirement Community, VITAS Innovative HospiceCare, & Council on Aging Ormond Senior Center

Monday December 5 1:30 pm

Veteran's Aid And Attendance Benefit Presentation A Presentation For Families Of Wartime Veterans And Surviving Spouses. Understanding Veteran's Administration benefits, the application process, eligibility, and which benefits you are entitled to as a veteran. Beverly Murphy, Generation Financial The American Association of Wartime Veterans

Friday December 16 10:30 am

What Exactly Is Identity Theft? Are You at Risk? Over 230 million people were affected by data breaches in the past 18 months. Learn about the Six Types of Identity Theft, the Financial Impact, Sources of Identity Theft, Prevention, & Tips. Brian McMaster, Crown Shredding

Monday December 19 2:30 pm

Is There A Book In You? This presentation is a mix of humor and useful information about writing. Charles is the author of Stone Bear, Stone Bear And The Magic Bullet, Rusty Son Of Tall Elk, Adventures Of Rusty, Son Of Tall Elk, and Chipped Beef On Toast (SOS). Charles H. Bertram, Author-Speaker

Wednesday December 21 1:30 pm

Caregiver Support Group Stressed, Tired, Overwhelmed? Learn ways to decrease stress, balance the mind, body, and daily activities, reduce feelings of guilt, and to take care of you. Meet other caregivers just like you. Michelle Jones, Bishop's Glen Retirement Community Supported by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care (Please bring your loved one and Bishop's Glen will care for them)

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any celebrations revolve around food, and this is especially true during the holiday season. It is a time when the risk of foodborne illnesses increases. Often food poisoning is mistaken for the flu, since their symptoms are often the same. Let’s take the risk off the table by diligently working to prepare safe, happy meals for all your holiday gatherings. Follow these safe food practices, to do your part in ensuring safe holiday meals. Clean: Wash hands and food preparation equipment and surfaces often. Separate: Keep raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs away from other foods in the shopping cart, grocery bags, refrigerator, and on preparation surfaces. Cook: Use a food thermometer to insure that all foods are cooked to the proper temperature. Don’t forget leftover; when reheating foods make sure they are heated thoroughly and to the proper temperature. Chill: Refrigerate or freeze meat, poultry, eggs, seafood, and other perishables within two hours of purchasing or cooking. When the temperature outside is above 90 degrees, the time shortens to one hour. Take a cooler with

ice along to the grocery, to keep perishable foods chilled on the trip home. Insulated food bags also work well for toting food home.

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Defrost properly: Never defrost food at room temperature. Defrost in the refrigerator, in the microwave oven, or under cold running water. Food thawed using the last two methods should be cooked immediately. Allow enough time to properly thaw food. For example, a 20 pound turkey will need two to three days to thaw completely in the refrigerator. Never cook a partially thawed turkey as the inside will not reach a high enough temperature. Do not taste food that looks or smells questionable. When in doubt, throw it out! ST

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Look Out For Counterfeit Money

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roducing counterfeit money is one of the oldest crimes around and it’s still going strong today despite attempts to make currency that’s harder to copy. In Volusia County there were reports of phony money being discovered recently, mainly by business owners. People are busy and typically don’t think twice about the bills they’re using. A sly counterfeiter can pass a fake $20 bill to a convenience store clerk, and if that clerk is distracted or inexperienced, that bill will be slipped into the cash register and quickly wind up in circulation. Even a bad counterfeit can change hands several times before someone catches it. So, pay attention to your money regardless of where you get it. Today’s technology has changed the way counterfeiters can produce illegal bills. Cumbersome offset printing presses tucked away in a basement are giving way to computers and laser printers. With the right equipment, even someone unskilled in the counterfeiting trade can manage to produce fake money. There are plenty of ways to spot counterfeits, though. You just have to be alert. If you suspect that you have a fake bill, compare it to another bill of the same denomination. The portrait on real money will be clear and stand out from the background, whereas the fake might be dull, flat, and slightly blurred. Examine the bill’s scrollwork border to make sure it’s distinct and unbroken. Also, the serial number will be evenly spaced and clear, and there are clear

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…Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson Newer $20 bills are packed with anticounterfeiting features. There is a watermark portrait that can be seen from both sides when held up to light and there is a security thread embedded in the paper. The paper’s color is also distinctive with a subtle blue, green, and peach mixture. There is another way criminals try to make fake money called raised notes. A legitimate bill is altered by pasting the numerals of a higher denomination on it. If you think about it, it would seem obvious that a ten-dollar note doesn’t have George Washington on it. Anyone in a hurry might only look at the numerals and not spot the obvious mismatch. If you wind up with a counterfeit bill, report it to your local law enforcement agency. Try to remember how you got the money: where, when, and who gave it to you. Despite all of the resources available, it’s still very difficult to pull off a completely convincing reproduction. Counterfeiters depend on unwary people who either don’t know to check their money or are too busy to do so. Don’t let the counterfeiter fool you! ST

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A Perfect Holiday Treat Special to Seniors Today

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or the first time, Miracle On 34th Street comes to the Peabody stage as a musical Friday, December 16 at 7 P.M. Produced by veteran Barry Singer with a show cast of 25, this elaborate production is family-friendly and recommended for all ages. Experience the miracle of Christmas that will restore your belief in the holiday season and touch your heart. Follow Kris Kringle as he creates good will and cheer, observe as Santa skeptic Doris Walker becomes a believer, and delight as Fred Gailey and 9-year old Susan embrace the magic of Christmas! A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine Miracle On 34th Street, spreading a wave of love all throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy's and Gimbel's Department Stores, and convincing not only a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter, but the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth.

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Filled with humor, spectacle (the opening scene takes place at none other than Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Day Parade) and such beloved songs as Pinecones And Hollyberries, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, and My State, My Kansas, this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure, wholesome family entertainment. With its timeless story and simple eloquence, Miracle On 34th Street is based on the 1947 Academy Award-winning film of the same name. This traditional holiday movie classic is now reimagined as a fully staged musical production, featuring traditional holiday songs known and loved by one and all. Miracle On 34th Street is the perfect holiday treat for everyone! ST Tickets range from $32–$36, plus service fees, and they can be purchased at The Peabody Box Office, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, or by calling Ticket Master at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com For additional information, please call the box office at 386-671-3460.


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For The Week Of November 28

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some changes might seem confusing at first, especially to an Aries whose impatience levels are pretty shaky this week. Take it one step at a time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That difficult situation you've been dealing with continues to call for careful handling. Avoid quick choices that might not stand up when they're put to the test. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You still have evaluating to do before you can consider making a commitment. It's better to move cautiously than to risk stumbling into a misunderstanding. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A previously peevish partner offers to be more helpful. Remember: The final choice is yours. Be guided by what you feel is the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As the Big Cat, you can sometimes be pretty rough on those you suspect of betrayal. The best advice is to pull in those claws and listen to the explanation. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your inner voice usually guides you well. A note of caution: This is a period of mixed signals for you, so be careful you don't misunderstand the messages.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Cupid's call beckons both single Librans looking for a new love, as well as couples hoping to strengthen their relationships. A workplace problem is resolved. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) It's been a hectic time for you, and you might want to take a break to restore both body and soul. You'll then be set to face new challenges. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) It's a good idea to take a more conservative approach to your financial situation right now. Some plans made earlier this year might need readjusting. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a fine time to move into those new opportunities I promised would open up for you. Check them over, and then choose the best one for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Congratulations. Your self-assurance is growing stronger, and you should now feel more confident about making that long-deferred decision. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You're very close to reaching your goal. Be wary of distractions that can lure you off-course and leave you stranded far away from where you want to be. ST

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These treatments are designed to relax the muscle, promote nerve healing, and increase circulation. By increasing the blood circulation, the inflammation in the neck is reduced. Acupuncture releases the body’s endorphins to reduce the pain associated with neck disorders. The combination of Acupuncture and Physical Therapy is a very effective way to manage and alleviate common neck pain.

Acupuncture & Physical Therapy Acupuncture and physical therapy, are achieving remarkable results in treating neck pain and correcting posture. Individuals suffering from this disorder often tell us how the treatment has eradicated their neck pain, allowing them to attain a better quality of life.

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A Dog-gone Great Invitation by Beauregard Schillinger

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h dahling... you simply must attend the Fur Ball Gala this year. Everyone who is anyone will be there! As you can see by the picture on the front page, my friends are all dressed up to party at home while thier humans go to the Ball. My best friend, Man, is putting on this fantastic party in our honor. After the long, hot dog days of summer, it will be nice to kick back, slurp a few cocktails from the big water bowl, and have some fun. You know... for me life is just one table scrap after another. I consider myself one lucky pup! I have a nice family that takes good care of me. In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and of course every home would have a dog. Unfortunately, that is not the case with all of my companions. Many of my dog and cat friends have no place to live and have to go to the orphanage called Halifax Humane Society. It is a very nice place and they work like a dog to help my friends, but it takes a lot of money to help all of us. They found chasing your tail gets you no where, so they are throwing this big party to help. This is the second year the Halifax Humane Society is hosting the Annual Fur Ball Gala and Silent Auction. The Fur Ball is the Halifax Humane Society’s premier fundraising event, and it takes place Thursday, December 1. This year’s theme is “A Chocolate Affair,” and the event will feature a chocolate tasting competition. Woof... woof... yummy. My human friend, Nancy, has told me about a wonderful book call A Dog Named Christmas. I think all of you

should read it so you will understand how much we need your help. Without your help, many of my pals would have no place to live. If you buy a ticket my pals and I will consider you Top Dog! If you are not able to attend, you could still throw a few bones (dollars) to the Halifax Humane Society as a Christmas gift for my buddies to help support them throughout the year. After all... you should remember, we are your BEST friend! Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Last year more than 250 humans attended our first Fur Ball. It was such a success that they had to move it to a bigger dog house. It will be at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach this year as they anticipate over 600 human wagging tails that will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing with live entertainment, fabulous silent and live auctions, and a dessert lounge. Let sleeping dogs lie as humans sneak out for fun-filled evening. If you miss it this year, you’ll be barking up the wrong tree! ST Friends Fur-ever, Beau Tickets are still available and only $75 per human. Family and friends welcome. Fleas are not. Pets must party at home. Go online to www.hhsfur ball.com or call Jessica at 386-274-4703, ext. 328.

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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.

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Summary of Member Benefits - Cafeteria Discount—25% - 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 Thursday, Jan. 26, noon: Dr. Anania will talk about The Role Of A Hospitalist, and why you might not have your own doctor while in the hospital setting. Menu: Stuffed cabbage, vegetable, rolls, beverages, and orange cake. Cost: $11, reserve by 4 pm on Friday, Jan. 20. Flu Shots: Premier Health members are eligible to receive a free flu shot after Nov. 1 and the shots will be given in the Employee Health office of the main campus. You MUST have your membership card with you. Activities to learn from and enjoy! Register at 386/615-4334 Monday, December 5, 6 pm—Light Of Love, a wonderful way to pay tribute to family members and friends. Place a light on the Christmas tree in the main lobby of FHMMC. Please call 615-4334 to request an information packet and come to enjoy our lighting program to illuminate our holiday tree. Light refreshments will be available. Tuesday, Dec. 6: Holiday Shopping or Holy Land Experience. The Holy Land Experience is across the highway from The Mall of Millenia and Ikea store. Choose either to spend the day. The bus transportation is $25 round-trip. For the Holy Land Experience, add $35 in your payment. Food is on your own. Bus times: 7:45 am, Flagler; 8:15 am, FHMMC main campus; 8:30 am, Daytona Beach; and 9 am, Orange City. Monday, Dec. 12: Three choices at the Gaylord Palms. Wander through the fabulously decorated atrium and lunch on your own. Add on the buffet luncheon with carving stations and many culinary creations at Villa de Flora. And, you can choose to slip into a parka and get ready for the 9 degree weather inside the Winter Wonderland of ICE holiday carvings. Reserve for your perfect day: bus transportation only is $25, the buffet is $42 (expensive but fabulous), and/or ICE for $28. You can do one, two, or all three! Bus times: 8:45 am, Flagler; 9 am, FHMMC main campus; 9:15 am, Daytona Beach; and 9:45 am, Orange City. Thursday, Dec. 15, noon: Dress up or casual holiday finery for our Holiday Party. We’ll meet at the Palmetto Club for a wonderful dinner and toe-tapping music by Sal Ronci. Select from prime rib, turkey, or broiled mild white fish and enjoy holiday fun. Cost: $22. Wednesday, Dec. 28: Relax after the busy holiday season with a trip to two world-famous venues: Chalet Suzanne and Bok Tower. Chalet Suzanne is known throughout the world for creating dining memories that last a lifetime. Bok Tower is the ultimate in gardens and a relaxing-refreshing environment. We’ll enjoy a signature meal, then the grounds of Bok Tower and the fabulously decorated Pinewood Estate. Cost: $88 for a special close to the holiday season. Bus times: 7:45 am, Flagler; 8 am, FHMMC campus; 8:15 am, Daytona Beach; and 8:45 am, Orange City. Call for reservations. Thursday, January 19, NOON: Suzanne Heddy from the MacDonald House Welcome Center and Museum, will be our Armchair Adventures speaker in the classrooms on the main campus. The program is Florida Before Air Conditioning—From 10,000 B.C. To Present. A very entertaining speaker, you will enjoy and learn all kinds of interesting information. Lunch: sliced roast beef and gravy, vegetables and mashed potato, beverages, and spice cake for dessert. Cost: $15 with proceeds donated to the hospital. Tuesday, January 24, 11:30 AM: DVD Book Club without the book! The program features two chapters from Lifelong Health, and we enjoy lunch from the café inbetween the chapters (your own expense). Monday, Feb. 6: AARP Driver Safety, in the Medical Office Building (main campus) to refresh driving skills for folks age 50+. It includes all the material in one six-hour day. Cost: $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Bring your AARP membership card. The class is 9 AM to 4 PM with a 45-minute lunch break. Bring lunch or purchase it in the hospital’s cafe. Register in advance. Sunday, March 11: Hello Dolly!, Alhambra Dinner Theater, Jacksonville. See and hear this Tony Award winning story for Best Musical starring Sally Struthers—who is just about perfect as Dolly Levi in this production full of spectacular costumes, dancing, and singing. We have all front row seats for this show— reserve now. Cost: $65 per person. Bus pickups: 9:15 am, Beville Road; 9:30 am, FHMMC; and 10 am, Flagler. Advance reservations are required. April 23–28: A Deluxe Motorcoach Trip To The Amish Country. Many featured highlights, call the Premier Health office for a brochure. Six days, five nights, two meals per day and activities included. Cost: Double occupancy is $1,287 per person. Registration and $200 deposit due by Jan. 25. It promises to be a fun time! Not a member? Call 386/ 615-4334 to sign up for this free community program.

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Section B November 25, 2011 Déjà vu All Over Again by Mitch Booth

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y the time you read this, Thanksgiving will be over and Love Wholefood's second store will have begun serving the Port Orange community. On February 22nd, I made a promise to meet the needs of our customers, especially those in Edgewater, New Smyrna and Port Orange. Eight months later, we opened the doors to your community's largest wholefood grocery store. It is located right across from the Wesport Shopping Center in the Space Coast Shopping Plaza, just west of 1-95 at exit 256. The address is 1633 Taylor Road. We ran an identical ad in this paper on August 17, 2001 when the Booth family opened the Williamson Boulevard store. The title: A Miracle In August. None of us could foresee the world changing events that would happen just days after we opened. Our survival was less than certain as it was for so many retailers. Survive we did, just as we survived the fires of 1997, the hurricanes of 2004 and now The Great Recession. We survived

because of you. We kept our promise and stayed faithful to the standards we established almost twenty-five years ago. We never took took our customers for granted, we listened and wherever possible we tried to give better value, always without compromising quality. You provided the success. We are a family that lives in your community, we used the same local contractor we used a decade ago (Bomar Construction), we used a local bank (Suntrust) and now we have created a new team of nearly two dozen associates all living in our community. The reality is that we can create a dream for a better community regardless of the challenges if we work together. To quote A Miracle In August: That reality, we hope, will be a store equal to any in Florida and on a par with the best in the country for its size. Dr. Michael Murray was here last month to give his tutorial on bone health as a part of our free continuing education programs. As a national speaker, traveling the U.S., he confirmed that you have made that goal a reality. As a testament to our long relationship with partners of Natural Factor's

calibre, we are happy to offer the readers of Seniors Today a special offer, good only at the Port Orange location, to encourage you to come in and see your newest Love Wholefoods Market & Cafe. If you need directions, see our website: lovewholefoods.com We, indeed, all have so much to be thankful for. God bless all of you and your families during this holiday season. Much love and happiness! Sincerely, Loves Whole Foods announces the grand opening of Mitchell Booth, the their newest store at 1633 Taylor Road, Port Orange Booth Family, and all Mitch Booth is the owner of Love the associates at Love Wholefoods in Ormond Beach and now also serving their Whole Foods Markets. Visit the website new location in Port Orange. at: lovewholefoods.com

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friend of mine has the perfect dog. His name is Slidell and he is by far the best trained dog I have ever met. This dog does no wrong; he stays right at his master’s feet when he sits down and makes every step right by his side when he walks. You never hear him bark at passing cars or people and the best part about Slidell is that he is completely house broken and has never had an accident in his entire life. It is hard to find a dog that is that trainable. Believe me, I know, because I looked for such a dog. A few weeks after I had the experience of someone trying to break in my house, I decided to get a dog. I thought about it for awhile and looked on the internet to learn about which dogs would make the best pets for someone like me. I needed a dog, I decided, that was easily trainable, as I have such a busy schedule it is often late when I get home at night. I did not want to leave the dog alone at home, so I wanted a dog that I could take most places I go and not worry about it biting or barking out for no reason. I typed in easy dogs to care for. The first place I looked had this to say about my search for the perfect dog: “No dogs are easy to take care of, and if you really want a dog that’s easy to take care of, consider a cat, they are easier, but if you still want an easy dog, try a stuffed animal, but even they need washing regularly.” Hmmm, I thought, this is not encouraging, especially since I am not a cat person.

On to the next site they gave me several options: a Great Dane, I figured, was way too large for my small truck.

Winding Roads …by Byron Spires Collie, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, and German Shepherd were low maintenance, but still needed a lot of care. Even that site said there is no such thing as an easy to take care of dog, regardless of size. I spent another hour on the web reading about dogs and at each turn I found something that I did not like. So, as a last resort, I called my friend who owned Slidell. It seems that Slidell was going to be a daddy soon, so I figured what the heck, I’ll see if I could get one of the puppies. I went and bought two, Beware of the Dog signs in preparation for one of Slidell’s offsprings. I think I want a male and I’ll probably call him Harvey after one of my favorite Jimmy Stewart movies. Harvey works for another reason, because Slidell is a Chimerical dog, thus the reason he is so easy to train and quickly house broken. I think Harvey and me will make a great pair. ST You can contact Byron Spires via e-mail at windingroads@netzero.com

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Prison Pups N Pals by Michelle Pari

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ast Tuesday, a few of us at Halifax Humane Society had the opportunity to attend the graduation ceremony for our latest group of Prison Pups N Pals. Absolut, DJ, Sheila, Brandy, Saint, Nikita, Freckles, Bear, Bejing, and Sammy were the ten dogs selected for this class, and each passed their training with flying colors. The Prison Pups N Pals program serves a dual purpose that leads to positive futures for both the inmates and the dogs. The inmates receive education on the proper training methods and care of the dogs in hopes that the skills provided to them will lead to a job in animal services. The dogs receive obedience training that prepares them for a happy life in their forever home. While in the program, the dogs learn how to sit, stay, come, and walk to the left and slightly behind their owners. By the time the dog finishes the program, it is highly trained, obedient, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-todate on vaccinations, and micro-chip ped. Prison Pups make great pets for any family, as their training eases the transition into a new home. After adopting a Prison Pup, the new owners also receive a free seven-week obedience training program, easing the transition for both the dog and its owner. Bear, Brandy, Sheila, and Sammy have found their homes already, but the other six dogs have arrived back at Halifax Humane Society and are waiting to be adopted. If you are looking for a loving, well-behaved dog, please come to Halifax Humane Society and visit our Prison Pups. ST Tyler Stover is the community outreach director and can be reached at 386-274-4703, ext. 320, or at tstover @halifaxhumanesociety.org

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This Is A Hammer Key Snapped Off In Door Lock by Samantha Mazzotta

Q: A couple of days ago, I was struggling to unlock the deadbolt of the side door on my garage, which tends to stick, when the key actually snapped in half! I can't reach the part inside the lock because it broke too far inside. I don't want to spend a lot of money on a locksmith, either. Meantime, I can't unlock the door. How can I fix this? Do I need to replace the entire deadbolt? —Jolanda W., Dallas

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A: If you've already tried to retrieve the broken half of the key with needlenose pliers, a hat pin, or thin wire with no success, you can try the desperate measure of dabbing a tiny amount of Superglue onto the half of the key you do have, and carefully inserting it—without touching the sides—until the broken halves meet. Let it sit for a few seconds and then carefully try to pull the entire key straight out. If this doesn't work, you can consider purchasing a key extractor kit, but the ones that are most effective cost as much or more than a locksmith visit would be.

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A good locksmith is licensed and bonded, and should provide a written estimate of the type of work to be done and the cost. They should offer a couple of options once the key is extracted: either lubricating the existing lock and replacing the key, or you may need to replace the entire deadbolt. Since your garage deadbolt is a nonemergency, you have an advantage in that you can take your time and contact more than one locksmith for an estimate. Try to get a word-of-mouth recommendation from friends; otherwise, insist on an estimate first, and do not give any locksmith your credit-card information or other payment information ahead of the visit or before work is performed. Home Tip: Did moisture inside an exterior or car lock freeze in cold weather? Heat the key for a few seconds and then carefully insert to melt the ice.ST Send your questions or comments to ask@thisisahammer.com or write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

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Pet Care Fight Skin Allegies With Custom Foods by Sam Mazzotta

Dear Paw’s Corner: I read your article on the Bichon Frise that had skin allergies with interest. My own Bichon Frise, Ally, had severe skin allergies. The manager of my local pet store recommended that I look for a dry dog food that had a single protein (rather than proteins from different sources). I tried one called Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance. In a very short time, Ally's skin allergy was cleared up. I hope this information will help your readers. —Dorothy C., Richfield, MN Dear Dorothy: Thanks! The type of food recommended is also known as limited ingredient food and is developed specifically for pets with sensitive stomachs or that have skin rashes or other allergic reactions to food. Other manufacturers of limited ingredient pet food include Blue Buffalo with its Basics line of foods, Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient, Wellness Dog Simple Food Solutions, and Pinnacle. Owners whose pets have allergies can try one or more of the foods above to see if the problem clears up.

Another alternative is to make food for your pet from scratch, avoiding or limiting ingredients that can cause an upset stomach or skin reaction. These ingredients include dairy, fish, corn, wheat, soy, and yeast. Beef, fish, chicken, or lamb also may cause problems, and owners making homemade food should feed each meat individually to their pet to determine which one is tolerated best. To make the most nutritious and safest homemade food, owners should check out at least one pet food recipe book. There are some ingredients, like onions, that should never be included in a pet's meal. ST

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Senior Service Line Do We Really Need To Take Vitamins? by Matilda Charles

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ecent studies show that in some cases, vitamins actually can be detrimental to our health instead of the other way around. One reason is that so many vitamins already are put in our food and drinks, it’s easy to get too much. The difficulty is sorting through the research results. Here are some samples: • Vitamin E, taken in large doses, has been shown to cause a slightly higher risk of prostate cancer, but can lower the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. • Low vitamin D is often seen in cancer patients. • Senior women may have a slightly higher risk of dying if they take certain vitamins and supplements. Iron can increase mortality, while calcium can reduce it. • Vitamin B-12 might help with memory problems. Unfortunately, vitamins and supplements don’t have to pass scrutiny in testing, so you might not be getting what the bottle says. It could be more, or less, or the contents could be contaminated.

Don’t self-diagnose. If you take vitamins and supplements, or are considering it, the first step you should take is to talk to your doctor. If you really need to know what’s in your supplements, Consumer Lab (con sumerlab.com) does testing and issues reports. It costs $33 per year for a subscription (call 888-502-5100 instead of putting your credit-card number on the purchase page). There's also a free e-mail newsletter that will tell you about warnings, recalls, and reviews. To learn more about vitamins, go online to the Office of Dietary Supplements (http://ods.od.nih.gov), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. On the right, look for the link to Tips for Older Supplement Users. 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 column reply@gmail.com

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aturday, November 12 marked the 3 annual Crop Drop held at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Orange City. The event was sponsored by Thrivent Financial for LutheranCare in Regions and supported by nearly 90 volunteers who helped bag and distributed 20,000 pounds of cucumbers. Volunteers included residents of Good Samaritan Society, Florida Lutheran, youth from Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Orlando, and others from Flagler and Volusia Counties. The produce was acquired and delivered by the Society of St. Andrews who gleaned fields at a Zellwood farm which grows all the cucumbers for pickles.

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Members from Emmaus Lutheran will use a portion of the cucumbers to make pickles for distribution at their Wednesday night dinners. After being bagged or packaged, the cucumbers were picked up or delivered to local charities for distribution in their area. Numerous charities within the two counties were the lucky receipents and stated how much they appreciated the donation. Lunch was provided for all the hungry volunteers by the Volusia Flagler Chapter of Thrivent Financial. ST

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Books Death In The City Of Light Reviewed by Larry Cox

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f you like true crime, put this book at the top of your reading list. Death In The City Of Light: The Serial Killer Of Nazi-Occupied Paris is the gripping, rapid-fire suspense story of one of the most terrifying serial killers ever, a man who few of us have ever heard of. Author David King was browsing through old books in an antiquarian bookshop in Paris when he stumbled upon a wartime memoir that documented the serial killings of Marcel Petiot, a ruthless murderer who was eventually charged with 27 grisly deaths. Intrigued, he dug much deeper. Using sources that include never-before-released police files, King draws readers into the shadowy world of Paris during the waning years of World War II. The crimes began to unravel on a March evening in 1944 when police respond to complaints from neighbors about toxic odors spilling from the chimney of a townhouse at 21 Rue La Sueur. Upon entering, the two police officers are horrified to discover two coal stoves with charred human remains. A closer

look revealed a pit that contained hands, feet, skulls, and other body parts in various states of decomposition. Marcel Petiot, the home's owner and a respected physician, was arrested, and pieces of the story began falling into place. The doctor had posed as a member of the French Resistance so that he could lure his victims—many of them Jews seeking to escape the Nazis— into his house. He promised them safe passage out of Nazi-occupied France and then killed them. It is King's meticulous research that takes readers to the very heart of the case. He examined cartons of police reports, read the interrogations of witnesses, pored over crime-scene photographs, and even the detailed dossier from Petiot's stays at mental asylums. The result is one of the most exciting true crime books of the year. ST

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Fashback Test Your Memory By Mick Harper

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1. Name the all-girl group that released Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home).

1. The Crystals, in 1963. The song went to Number 3.

2. Which New Wave quartet wrote and released Can't Put A Price On Love in 1980?

2. The Knack, on their second album, entitled But The Little Girls Understand. The group's co-songwriter, Doug Fieger, died in 2010.

3. Name the group that sang Hollywood Swinging and Higher Plane. What was the year?

3. Kool And The Gang, in 1974. Both songs hit Number 1 on the United States Rhythm & Blues charts.

4. Blue Boy, Hole In My Heart, and My First Night Without You never broke into the top 50 on the U.S. charts. Which famous performer released them?

4. Cyndi Lauper, in 1987, 1988, and 1989 respectively.

5. Which group released Do You Believe In Magic and You Didn't Have To Be So Nice and when?

5. The Lovin' Spoonful, in 1965. Both songs, written by John Sebastian, made it to the Top Ten. The group's first Number 1 hit came the following year with Summer In The City.

6. What was the bestselling song of 1990, based on worldwide airplay? (Think: shaved head.)

6. Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. It was Number 1 in at least 15 countries. ST

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sk them and they will give. That’s what Volusia County Fair organizers believed of Fair patrons as they set out to collect non-perishable food items at the fair’s main gates for the 3rd annual Helen Pletersky Food Drive. Little did Fair officials know it would be more than four tons worth of donations. Monday night at the Fair, visitors were encouraged to bring in two items of food for Second Harvest Food Bank in return for half-priced gate admission. The food was picked up Tuesday and brought to Second Harvest’s warehouse in Daytona Beach, and weighed in at 9,018 pounds —a record for the Volusia County Fair & Youth Show food drive. The items will be distributed to food pantries around Volusia County throughout the upcoming weeks and months, just in time for a high-need holiday season. Second Harvest Food Bank officials said Tuesday the 9,018 pounds of food is enough to feed 300 families of four for three days. There was plenty of help on hand as well. Food bank volunteers from the Girl Scout Troops 449 and 635 in Deltona, and members of the DeLand-

Members of Girl Scout Troop 635 help collect food at the Volusia County Fair & Youth Show on Monday, November 7. Pictured, from left, are Kendall, 7; Molly, 7; Alaina, 5; Sophia, 8; Anna, 6; Maya, 5; Jadyn, 8; Lauren, 8, and Naomi, 4. based Krewe de Coeur, were on hand and collected the goods at the south and west entrance gates. “We’ve been hearing from people that they’re happy to help out,” said Debbie Johns, Krewe de Coeur member and Second Harvest Food Bank volunteer. “Not only do they feel good about giving, but get a discount on admission in return. Everybody wins.” ST

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Safety This Holiday Season NAPSA

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he holidays are considered the “most wonderful time of the year,” but all the seasonal cooking, decorating, and home entertaining contributes to many unintentional injuries each year. To help, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety organization, and The Muppets have a series of online safety videos to teach families how to stay safer this holiday season. The first video, featuring popular characters from The Muppets, educates families on fire safety and can be seen at SafetyAtHome.com The Commit a Minute to Safety campaign also includes a cooking safety video with the Swedish Chef and a national public service announcement featuring Kermit the Frog, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and his assistant Beaker. To help get families in the holiday spirit safely, here are some additional tips from UL—and The Muppets: • Water your tree daily: Dry trees pose a substantial fire risk. After bringing your tree home, make a fresh cut at the base of the trunk before putting it in a sturdy stand. Be sure to water it daily. After about four weeks, the tree will stop absorbing water, dry out, and should be properly discarded or recycled.

• Check your lights, check them twice: Inspect all your electric lights and decorations for damage. Cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, and loose connections may be a fire or shock hazard. • Decorate with a safe eye: Cords should not be run under carpets or tacked up with metal nails or staples. Small decorations can be choking hazards for small children or pets and should be kept out of reach. • Be flame aware: Always blow out candles when leaving rooms and keep flammable materials three feet away. • Indoor or outdoor? Look for the UL Mark: Indoor-useonly light strings are marked with a green holographic label. Indoor- or outdoor-use light strings are marked with a red holographic label. Only use light strings and other electrical decorations that bear the UL Mark near the plug. “The holidays are a happy time and we want to help keep them that way. Commit a Minute to Safety shows folks how easy it is to keep their home and family safe,” said Kermit the Frog, who adds this additional holiday safety tip: “Never mix mistletoe and romantic pigs. Trust me on this.” ST To learn more about the Commit a Minute to Safety holiday campaign and for other safety tips, visit www.SafetyAtHome.com


To Your Good Health Shingle Rash Gone, But Pain Lingers On by Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Dear Dr. Donohue: I’ve been dealing with shingles pain for six months. At times it’s so bad that I can’t sleep. I have tried Tylenol, Aleve, and Advil, and some herbals that my wife bought. Nothing works. Can you tell me what will? How did I get it? Will the shingles vaccine take away the pain? — R.M. Answer: Shingles comes from the awakened chickenpox virus that has been hibernating in nerve cells ever since the childhood infection. Even if you can’t remember having had chickenpox, odds are you did. More than 90 percent of adults—in fact, close to 99 percent—have evidence of a prior chickenpox infection in their blood. Once the shingles rash goes, pain continues to remain in a significant number of people. That’s not shingles. It’s called postherpetic neuralgia. When the chickenpox virus crept down nerves to your skin, it injured the nerves. That’s what causes lingering pain long after the shingles rash has disappeared. Plenty of medicines can quiet that pain. You have to experiment to find which works for you. Lyrica is a somewhat newer addition to these medicines. You need a prescription for it. Capsaicin cream, gel, or lotion is found on the shelves of all drugstores. You apply it directly to the painful skin. Qutenza is a new preparation of capsaicin. It’s applied by your doctor or a health professional in a one-hour treatment, and is touted to provide three months of pain relief. The lidocaine patch is another skinapplied treatment that also quiets pain. Amitriptyline and Cymbalta, both antidepressants, are oral medicines that can dull postherpetic pain. Opioids like tramadol and oxycodone can be turned to when others fail. This is just an abbreviated inventory of treatments. The shingles vaccine doesn’t do a thing for postherpetic neuralgia; it cuts the chances of developing shingles in half. If a vaccinated person does develop shingles, it lessens the chances of postherpetic neuralgia. It’s recommended for everyone 60 and older. The shingles pamphlet explores this common illness in detail. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue —No. 1201W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./

$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** Dear Dr. Donohue: Will you discuss the eating of canned tuna? I read that the mercury in tuna is harmful. — D.R. Answer: Shark, swordfish, mackerel, king and tilefish are the fish with the highest mercury concentrations. Seafood that is low in mercury and quite safe includes shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, and catfish. Albacore (white) tuna has more mercury than canned light tuna, but it’s okay to eat 6 ounces of it once a week. Eating a tuna-salad sandwich, whichever the source of tuna, once in a while (once a week) isn’t going to cause any health problems. ST Readers may send their comments or questions to Dr. Donohue at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

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Finding Balance In The Battle Against Vertigo If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from spells of dizziness, you may now take a sigh of relief. A new procedure called canalith repositioning conducted at the Center for Dizziness, Balance & Motion Sickness will eliminate this problem in 85% of patients. The medical term for this condition is Benign Positional Vertigo; it can cause people to feel nausea, lose their balance, and prevent simple normal activities from being accomplished. At the Center for Dizziness, Balance & Hearing Loss, Dr. Jay Katz has been helping people lead productive and normal lives again without the use of any drugs. One patient states, “Don’t ask me what he did, even my husband was watching and even isn’t sure, but it’s wonderful.” A graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, Dr. Katz trained in Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and conducted extensive research on motion sickness at the University of Miami Dizziness and Balance Center. By far, the most common cause of vertigo in people over 65 is benign positional dizziness that occurs while the person is bending over, looking up, and lying down, Katz explained. It has been reported that balance related falls account for more than one-half of the accidental deaths among the elderly.” To diagnose the patient’s dizziness and balance condition, Dr. Katz conducts a thorough office examination. The balance system in the inner ear involves a tiny set of three semicircular canals, tubes of fluids shaped a bit like a scissors handle. The utricle is lined with nerve filaments, beneath a sticky pad of crystals. During the normal aging process the gravity-sensing crystals, called otoliths, are released from the utricle and work their way into the semicircular canal, where they float in fluid, head movements cause the otoliths to stimulate nerve endings, which results in vertigo, explains Dr. Katz. Once other causes of dizziness have been eliminated, he can proceed immediately with canalith repositioning.

The condition is treated by a simple in-office maneuver where the patient’s head is tilted in several positions in such a way as to remove this debris from the fluid in the inner ear, Katz states. Canalith repositioning is a highly effective treatment and can be easily repeated if dizziness returns or is not completely eliminated the first time. While little known, this procedure is fully covered by Medicare and other types of insurance. Dr. Katz also treats people with balance problems. Way too often, people are told “you’re getting older, what do you expect?” But it is not a normal part of aging to lose your balance, Katz said. Certain antibiotics or viral infections can damage the balance nerves leaving individuals with an insecure feeling when walking, especially when stepping off a curb, walking on an uneven surface like pebbles or lawns and walking in the dark. When balance problems arise, Katz said, people have a tendency to restrict their activity and then the brain doesn’t get enough stimulation to learn how to compensate for the injury. Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Retraining (which is performed in our office) is very effective in restoring balance by a process of adaptation and compensation. Dr. Katz also treats people with Meniere’s disease that is characterized by episodes of vertigo that last anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours and is also associated with hearing loss and ringing in the ears. For more information on the treatment of dizziness or balance, or to make an appointment, please call DR. JAY KATZ at the Center For Dizziness & Balance at (386)864-5910. 9 Pine Cone Dr., Ste. 104 Palm Coast, FL 32137 Across From The Post Office Now Accepting Humana Insurance

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Strange But True Century Old Sharks? by Samantha Weaver

It was British writer and humorist Jerome K. Jerome who made the following sage observation: It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. According to an international survey of taxicab drivers, passengers who use cabs in London are twice as likely as those in eight other major metropolises to leave a laptop behind when exiting the taxi. Sharks can live for a century or more.

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Velcro came to market in 1957, after a Swiss inventor named George De Mestral spent nearly 10 years developing the idea. His inspiration came to him in 1948 on a hike, when he had difficulty removing tenacious little burrs from his clothes. He reasoned that if

he could create synthetic burrs, they could be used as fasteners. The Parker Brothers game Monopoly is the best-selling game in history. It’s available for purchase in 28 countries, and it can be played in 19 different languages. If you speak some French, you might know that the phrase ’tout a l’heure means see you later. That phrase is the origin of the English term toodle-oo. Chances are, there’s a Park Street in your town. It’s the most common street name in the United States. Europe is the only continent without a desert. Even icy Antarctica has deserts—including the world’s largest cold desert. ST *** Thought For The Day: We need anything politically important rationed out like Pez: small, sweet, and coming out of a funny, plastic head. —Dennis Miller

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The Mystery Of RF And ANA

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was told that my lab results showed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in my blood. Does this mean I have RA?

Rheumatoid factor (RF), an antibody (protein) detected in the blood, is extremely useful in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), because about 80 percent of RA patients have RF in their blood (seropositive RA). However, RF can also be present due to other inflammatory diseases. Even some healthy patients have persistent positive RF, without presence of other inflammatory arthritis or other disease. I have hand pain and swelling, but my RF is negative. Could I have RA? Yes, possibly, due to the fact that 20 percent of RA patients lack RF in their blood (seronegative RA). Generally speaking, the prognosis of seronegative RA is better than seropositive RA because the higher the RF concentration, the more severe the rheumatoid arthritis. I have a positive ANA. Even though I have no other symptoms, do I have Lupus? Over 95 percent of patients with lupus have a positive ANA, which can, however, also be present with other diseases such as RA, Sjogren’s syndrome, Polymyositis, Scleroderma, hepatitis, or interstitial pulmonary disease. Moreover, 20 percent of

healthy women, especially the older we are, have a positive ANA without evidence of Lupus or other inflammatory disease (false positive).

Where Does It Hurt? by Dr. Yong Tsai

Therefore, a diagnosis of Lupus cannot be solely based on a positive ANA, but must include a detailed medical history, physical examination and further testing such as anti-ds DNA, anti-ENA and anticardiolipin Ab. In fact, because lupus is relatively rare, it is far more likely that a positive ANA will be a “false” positive rather than a “true” positive. Why did my doctor order an anti-DS DNA, anti-ENA, and anti-cardiolipin Ab after finding out I had a positive ANA? Because patients who have lupus or other connective tissue diseases possess several different antibodies, these tests offer more information for a final diagnosis. If you have positive ANA with positive anti-ds DNA or with positive anti- cardiolipin Ab, the chance of lupus would be higher. For more information, call 386-676-0307.

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Favorite Foods Creamy Hawaiian Apple Salad By Healthy Exchanges

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think I've created almost as many apple salads as there are leaves on an apple tree! Apples add so much more than flavor when stirred into a palate-pleasing salad. They also add fiber and vitamins. Try this tasty harvest-time apple salad and see if you don't agree. 1 (4-serving) package sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix 2 ⁄3 cup nonfat dry milk powder 3 ⁄4 cup water 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, packed in fruit juice, drained and 1 ⁄4 cup liquid reserved 3 ⁄4 cup reduced-calorie whipped topping 2 cups cored, unpeeled, and diced Red Delicious apples 3 ⁄4 cup miniature marshmallows 3 tablespoons chopped pecans 1. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, dry milk powder, water, and reserved pineapple liquid. Mix well using

a wire whisk. Blend in whipped topping. Add apples, pineapple, marshmallows, and pecans. Mix to combine. 2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving. Makes 6 (3⁄4 cup) servings. ST

Each serving equals: 146 calories, 2g fat, 3g protein, 29g carb., 269mg sodium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1⁄2 Fat.


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Need pumpkin pie spice and don’t have any? Mix 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1⁄4 teaspoon ginger, 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves for each teaspoon needed. Here's a great cooking hint: When you want to sear meat, make sure you pat it dry using either paper towels or a kitchen cloth specifically for that purpose. Any moisture on the meat will cause it to steam-cook. 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 JoAnn at heresatip@yahoo.com

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Cordially Invites You To A

Holiday Hope Service A Memorial Service in honor and memory of your loved one Please join us Sunday, December 18, 2011 • 2 P.M.–3 P.M. Service begins at 2 P.M. followed by refreshments. Each guest will receive a Gift of Remembrance. Please RSVP Two Programs To Choose From:

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Seniors Today Volusia Edition November 28th 2011  

Seniors Today Volusia Edition November 28th 2011

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