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A Rainy Sunday


n the midst of economic problems, education reforms, limited job availability, and all that we have been faced with for several years now, it is rewarding to know that last week in the Central Florida area there was a whole lot of living going on. The NBA filled to capacity the AmWay Center in Orlando, the NASCAR races had a stupendous crowd in Daytona Beach all week and the Number 1 Christian band, Casting Crowns, (a band my grandson is in) was playing to a full house of fans from all over the state at the UCF Arena. In addition to all that, the president of the United States was in town, being hosted by one of our own. We finally had some rain. It wasn’t enough to even brag about… that is until Sunday! I can’t speak for the NBA games except to note that it brought a large portion of people from around the country to Central Florida; I can’t really comment on the races except to say it was the busiest time of the year… overflowing with good folks who were able to enjoy most of the races but waited all day Sunday for the Daytona 500 to get underway. That day our recently ‘prayed for’ rains came down hard on the area and for the very first time in the history of racing in Daytona, a race had to be canceled. At about 5 P.M. on Sunday it was rescheduled for Monday Casting Crowns appearance at UCF Arena, filled the place with fans and, of course friends of the band who knew them when they had their beginning in Daytona Beach. Many came by bus from churches in the Central Florida area. My friend, Pam, really looked forward to going to see and hear them. She knew several of the band mem-

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I had told Pam about a friend in Hawaii who went on stage to ask if the young man who was standing at the edge of the stage knew Cito, (the nickname of my grandson Hector). It turned out to be him! The surprise on his face was very telling. With that in mind, Pam went to the meet and greet and called out Cito! She just couldn’t believe the surprised expression on his face. What fun! Pam said they all looked just wonderful, far better than their publicity pictures on their website. Being a little on the ‘short’ side, and being behind a 6’3” man who stood most of the time during the performance, Pam said she had to keep dodging to see them in person. The screens were very helpful. Another of my friends, Jeanie from church, surprised me with a picture that was taken with my grandson and a hearty hello from him. All in all, it was a healthy, happy week of extremely warm weather throughout Central Florida… except for Sunday. ST Casting Crowns is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian band that was started here in 1999. Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for Seniors Today.

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Seniors Today is published and distributed free every other Friday to inform, entertain, and serve those over the age of 50. Deadlines: The deadline for advertising is Friday, 5 P.M., one week prior to the Friday publication date. Advertisements and copy: All advertisements and copy is believed to be truthful and accurate. Seniors Today reserves the right to edit, revise, or reject any advertising and/or submitted articles for publication. Advertisements are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. Advertisements and copy in Seniors Today are not meant to be an endorsement of any product, service, or individual. All editorial copy and by lined articles are the opinion of the writer and are not necessarily the view, opinion, or policy of Seniors Today. Errors and Omissions: Neither the publisher nor the advertiser are liable for mistakes, errors, or omissions. The sole liability of Seniors Today to an advertiser is to reprint the corrected ad in the next issue. Copyright Warning: Pursuant to Federal Copyright Law, all material contained within this publication which was created, designed, composed, written, typeset, imageset, or prepared in any way by Seniors Today remains the sole property of the publisher and cannot be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of Seniors Today. This pertains to the duplication of either advertising or non-advertising material. Notice of copyright appears on page one of this and all issues.

What’s Happening Around Town… Caregivers Conference Grand Villa, 535 North Nova Road in Ormond Beach invites you to a free Caregivers conference on Wed., March 7 beginning at 10:30 A.M. Topics include: A Legal Perspective On Caregiving, SelfCare For Caregivers, and Nutrition For Seniors. Beverages provided. Seating is limited so be sure to RSVP to 386-8680717 by March 5.

CPR Class The Ormond Beach Fire Department will be offering the American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR and AED course to City of Ormond Beach residents at no charge. The first class will begin at 9 A.M. on Sat., April 7. Additional classes will be scheduled the first Saturday of each quarter (July and October) and class size is limited to 25 students. Upon completion of this course, students receive a course completion card that is valid for two years. To register, please call 386-676-3255.

Lunch Bunch Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 724 Big Tree Rd. in South Daytona sponsors a “Lunch Bunch” every Thurs. beginning at 12 noon. Just $4 gets you lunch and bingo with non-monetary prizes. Reservations are required by noon the Tuesday prior. Please call 386-7676542, Tue. thru Fri. for reservations.

DAR Meeting The Sugar Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the Port Orange Christian Church at 904 Taylor Rd., Port Orange at 7 P.M. on March 20, 2012. The topic will be Women's Health Issues presented by Thomas Orthopedic. Call the Regent at 386-760-9921 for more details.

Outreach Dinner Open Arms is an outreach ministry for the blind and visually impaired in the Daytona Beach area. You are invited to a free dinner and fellowship at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, South Daytona, on the second Saturday of every month from 4–6 P.M. Please call 386-767-6542 one week prior to reserve your place.

Free Workshops Adults can learn about computers, service dogs, high blood pressure, and much more at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway this March. For more information or to register for computer or e-reader workshops, stop by the reference desk or call 386-424-2910, ext. 104.

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Seniors Today Spring Fling Fling into spring! The Seniors Today newspaper once again is hosting a day of entertainment, fun, food, exhibits, door prizes, and more. This fun-filled event is totally free and open to all seniors on Tuesday, March 20. Come any time from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. All this fun takes place at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, in South Daytona. Bring a friend and enjoy a free lunch! To find out more, call Seniors Today at 386-677-7060.

Town Hall Meeting You are invited to a Financial Town Hall presented by Premier Health of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach, 11th floor classroom on Thursday, March 8 12 NOON. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and speaker who will address your financial questions with focus on taxes. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Free valet parking. Call 386-615-4334 to reserve your space today.

Gardening Series

Cowboy Bill, aka William Cummings, will perform rope tricks and tell tales during a free performance at 2 P.M., Tues., March 6, at the Daytona Beach Library—City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. He will discuss his life as a horse trainer and singing and rope-twirling cowboy. Reservations are not required. For more information, please call Deborah Shafer at 386-257-6036, ext. 16264.

Cultivate your green thumb with a series of free casual gardening classes in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 210 Sunrise Blvd. Howard Jeffries, a master gardener with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will address these topics: Introduction To Weeds: 1 P.M., Thursday, March 8; and Basic Lawn Care: 1 P.M., Thursday, March 15. Reservations are not required. For information about the series, please call 386-668-3840.

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Daytona Beach Chapter of Hadassah will hold a Fundraising Mah Jongg on Thurs., March 29, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M at Plantation Oaks Clubhouse, One Old Kings Road, Flagler Beach. Doors open at 10:30 A.M. for registration. Cash prizes for the top three winners. Cost is $18 and includes lunch, beverages, desserts, and snacks. Reservation and payment deadline is March 22. Call 386-439-5461 or e-mail: cookie

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 March 13 in Daytona Beach and March 14 in Palm Coast. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested. Call 386-868-5337 to RSVP.

Driving Course The Sunshine Safety Council, 150 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach will conduct a Coaching The Mature Driver course on Wednesday, March 14 from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at their office. The course meets Florida requirements for an auto liability insurance discount for licensed drivers 55 and older. Cost is $10. Please call 386-253-6400.

Look Good/Feel Better Trained cosmetologists are available to help women undergoing cancer treatments with makeup and accessories. Cosponsored by the American Cancer Society, this group meets at Florida Hospital in DeLand. The cost is free, but seating is limited and registration is required. Call The American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for registration and more information. 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. Diabetes Support A Diabetes Support Group at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach is open to anyone who has diabetes or is interested in the subject of diabetes. Led by one of their diabetes nurse educators, topics include nutrition, medications, new monitoring devices, research updates, and the emotional aspects of diabetes. This group meets on Thurs., March 8 from 10 to 11 A.M. in the 8th Floor Classroom. For questions or more information, call the Diabetes Center at 386-231-3178.

Medicare B Deadline Approaching Special to Seniors Today


f you didn’t sign up for Medicare Part B medical insurance when you first became eligible for Medicare, you now have an opportunity to apply—but time is running out. The deadline for applying during the general enrollment period is March 31. If you miss the deadline, you may have to wait until 2013 to apply. Medicare Part B covers some medical expenses not covered by Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), such as doctors’ fees, outpatient hospital visits, and other medical supplies and services. When you first become eligible for hospital insurance (Part A), you have a sevenmonth period in which to sign up for medical insurance (Part B). After that, you may have to pay a higher premium—unless you were covered through your current employer's group health plan or a group health plan based on a spouse's current employment. You are given another opportunity to enroll in Part B during the general enrollment period, from January 1 to March 31 of each year. Each 12-month period that you are eligible for Medicare Part B and do not sign up, the amount of your monthly premium increases by 10 percent. As is usually the case with deadlines, there are special situations in which you can apply for Medicare Part B outside the

general enrollment period. Here is a list of examples, where you should contact Social Security about applying for Medicare if: • You are a disabled widow or widower between age 50 and age 65, but have not applied for disability benefits because you are already getting another kind of Social Security benefit; • You worked long enough in a government job where Medicare taxes were paid and you meet the requirements of the Social Security disability program and became disabled before age 65; • You, your spouse, or your dependent child has permanent kidney failure; • You had Medicare medical insurance (Part B) in the past but dropped the coverage; or • You turned down Medicare medical insurance (Part B) when you became entitled to hospital insurance (Part A). ST

You can learn more about Medicare by reading our electronic booklet, Medicare at Or visit the Medicare website at You may also call Medicare at 1800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY 1877-486-2048).

Acupuncture And Sinus Relief


ccording to the Mayo Clinic, sinusitis is a condition in which the sinus membrane becomes swollen and inflamed paired with painful pressure surrounding the eyes, cheeks, and forehead. The sinus cavity which is the hollow spaces surrounding the nose produce mucus which drains into the nose and down the throat. When this passageway becomes inflamed, blockage occurs resulting in a sinus infection. This condition can be caused by a weakened immune system, structural problems in the nose, fungal or bacterial infections, or the common cold. Sinus headaches are often accompanied by mucus drainage to the back of the throat, called postnasal drip. Sinusitis symptoms may include facial pressure, headaches when bending forward, congestion, nasal discharge (yellow, green, or blood-tinged), sore throat, fever, cough, and/or fatigue. Sinus sufferers may be more likely to develop chronic sinusitis if they have the following risk factors: asthma, nasal growths, allergies to dust, mold, or pollen, weakened immune system and/ or exposure to first or secondhand cigarette smoke. Natural alternatives include acupuncture, herbal therapies, heat, saline nasal sprays, and humdifiers. All of which are healthier and more effective alternatives to antibiotics, pain relievers, and surgery of Western medicine. Best of all, acupuncture therapy can

help you eliminate chronic sinus problems for good. Acupuncture stimulates sensory nerve endings that send impulses through the spinal cord to different areas of the brain, causing both local and central-acting effects. By stimulating specific acupoints, acupuncturists seek to restore normal energy flow and help the body function at the optimal level. The technique produces neurological and biochemical changes in the body. An acupuncture session may include herbal steams and

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s a young man I took every opportunity available to hear a famous Negro evangelist, Marshall Keeble. Keeble was a fascinating human being and had a remarkable career as a preacher and leader among his brethren... but he was also known for his pulpit humor and colorful illustrations. He was born, the son of two former slaves, December 7, 1878, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, died April 20, 1968, in Nashville, Tennessee, his lifelong residency, and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery there. With only a fifth grade education Keeble managed to rise to the top of his field. He established several Christian schools and Colleges, around the globe. Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas, established by G.P. Bowser and bolstered by Keeble, remains to honor his legacy. Keeble is credited with having personally baptized, over 40 thousand believers into Christ, including many who left their denominations to follow the teachings of Jesus as enumerated by Keeble's preaching. In 1965, Keeble was honored by Harding Universty of Searcy, Arzonia with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree as a way of granting him a lifetime achievement award. Marshall Keeble was one of a kind. Keeble became a very popular Negro evangelist while living and serving in a very segregated South. Many times the whites in his audiences outnumbered the blacks. His appeal was clearly to both and he achieved this with a unique knowledge of scriptures accented with humor. Keeble began preaching in 1897. Every sermon, while a serious dissertation on the importance of spiritual obedience, was punctuated with humor. Audiences Amened and laughed aloud with equal vigor and Keeble relished the response. Audiences, assembled mostly in black church buildings, were often standing room only. He died, less than a week after his last sermon, proving he meant what he said, I would rather wear out than rust out. His life, sermons, and

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his humor are preserved in several books, including, Roll Jordan Roll, and From Mule Back To Jet Plane. There are also several long play recordings of his sermons. Once, Keeble was informed that a fellow preacher had been awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree. Keeble responded that he “did not even know that the Divine had been ill, but, if he was he reckoned as to how having a Doctor of Divinity handy would be useful.” Along those same lines, the phrase, God is dead, (credited to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche), was

Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap revised in the 60s by J. J. Altizer, a professor of religion at Emory University in Atlanta. When Altizer's statement became publicized, Keeble quickly incorporated it into his sermons, saying, “I read where Professor Altizer believes that God is dead...” adding... “I didn't even know he was sick and I talked to him just this morning.” Keeble once said, “I'd rather have friends than money... that is provided my friends have money.” Of his humor, Keeble once said, “I am a little funny or comical, but it's been a joy to me. It's kept my enemies from bothering me. I have carried along a lot of humor just to flavor my message. Does me good sometimes to go home, lay in bed, and laugh at myself. People are so easy to teach if you know how.” Keeble believed, and proved by his life, that humor was a vital part of life and that Christians should be joyful, as well as righteous. Would that all of us would learn that lesson, religious or not. Laughter is still the best medicine. ST George and Peggy Goldtrap are both actors, speakers, and writers living in Ormond By The Sea. Contact them at geo

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Watch Out For Schoolchildren


erhaps you've seen some of the news coverage lately. It's been hard to miss. Since the start of the school year on August 22, many Volusia County students have been struck by cars while either walking or riding their bikes to or from school. Every case is heart-breaking, and made all the more so by the fact that these accidents didn't need to happen. In some cases the drivers were to blame. Other times, children were distracted and not paying attention and initiated the contact by darting into traffic. These incidents are absolutely preventable. It takes a conscious and concerted effort on everyone's part—and that means students, parents, drivers, schools, and law enforcement—to put a stop to these preventable accidents. To drivers, I'd like to remind you of some things to help prevent pedestrian accidents: • When turning at an intersection, be sure to yield to pedestrians. When waiting for a gap in traffic before turning, be careful to watch for pedestrians who might have moved into your intended path. • Don't overtake cars that are stopped for pedestrians. • Obey speed limits and slow down in school zones and other populated areas where pedestrians may be present. Speed causes a car to need more time to brake. By the time you spot a pedestrian in your path, it could be too late.

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Women Rising In The 21st Century Special to Seniors Today omen have become more vital to America’s prosperity than ever. Without their activity in the U.S. workforce, the economy would shrink by 25 percent. A new book by the vice president and managing director of Apollo Research Institute finds that the women’s contributions to management, small business, and job creation are at an all-time high. In Society 3.0: How Technology Is Reshaping Education, Work, And Society, Dr. Tracey WilenDaugenti describes how women’s changing roles and rising rates of educational achievement are helping them master the challenges of career while maintaining work/life balance. A former Silicon Valley executive, Dr. Wilen-Daugenti says that more women leaders are emerging as societal perceptions evolve. Many Americans now believe women should be the major family breadwinner and men are assuming a more home and family duties.


Although women still earn only 77 percent of what their male colleagues earn for comparable work, they bring home 44 percent of U.S. household income. They fared better than men during the Great Recession, however, with only 25 percent of layoffs affecting female employees. Womenowned firms are responsible for 23 million jobs and $3 trillion in annual economic impact. Women are finding creative ways to bust stereotypes. Self-employment is one path; 35 percent of all solo entrepreneurs are women, and their numbers are increasing by 23 percent annually. “Women can also stand out by entering traditionally male-dominated careers such as science, engineering, and computer technology, where salaries happen to be highly competitive,” Dr. Wilen-Daugenti says. Education is helping to close the gap. Women are now earning more higher degrees than men. ST For more details about Society 3.0, visit www.apolloresearchinstitute. com

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Korean War Women Special to Seniors Today


uring the years of the Korean War, the women in the Armed Services went from being a footnote in history to a source of labor and skills for the nation’s military. The United States found itself once again involved in a war, only a few years after the end of the second World the war, women serving stateside were War. The military rushed to call up, draft, assigned to a variety of non-traditional and recruit manpower. When it came jobs which included military policeup short, the services asked American man, parachute rigger, pharmacist, and engineer. women to leave their homes, The Korean War These women voljobs, and families to serve unteered to serve their their country. gave servicewomen country at a very diffiWhen President Harry new career cult time. They should Truman ordered U.S. air be remembered and and naval forces into Koopportunities commended for their rea, women in the armed patriotism and personservices numbered over outside of al sacrifices. 22,000. Roughly 7,000 of the usual One of the advanthese women were health tages for these women care professionals. The clerical and was that The Korean rest served in line assignWar gave many servicements in many branches administrative women new career opof the military. portunities outside of Although nurses and services. the usual clerical and medical specialists were administrative services they had perthe only military women allowed into S the combat theater throughout most of formed. T

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B.B. King—King Of Blues Special to Seniors Today


he legendary B.B. King will on The Peabody stage Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 P.M. Throughout the 1990s as well as the 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, and 1950s, there has been only one King of the Blues—Riley B. King, known as B.B. King. He has definitely defined the blues for a worldwide audience. B.B. has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop, and jump into a unique sound. His singing is richly melodic, both vocally and in the singing that comes from his guitar. In B.B's words, “When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.” Over the years, B.B. has developed one of the world's most readily identified guitar styles. He borrowed from Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker, and others, integrating his precise vocal like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarist's vocabulary. His every note counts phrasing has been a model for thousands of players including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and Jeff Beck.

Since he started recording in the 1940s, B.B. King has released over 60 albums, many of them classics. He has also been bestowed fifteen Grammy Awards by his peers; was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He is a founding member of the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. ST Tickets for B.B. King can be purchased at The Peabody Box Office, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, at the Peabody website www.Peabody online at www.Ticket or by calling 800-745-3000.

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he first time I saw him, he was sitting on my porch when I got home one evening. He looked like he belonged there, but I didn’t own a dog. He went over to a stick lying on the ground and brought it back to me and dropped it at my feet. So I threw the stick for him for a while until I needed to go inside and fix something to eat. I was sitting at the table when I heard this whining sound. I got up and went to the front door and there was this dog sitting facing the door with the stick on the porch in front of him. I didn’t think much about it and figured he had given up and gone home. The next morning when I went to work, my new-found friend was lying across the top steps of the porch. That evening he was sitting on the porch when I got home. I found some leftovers in the refrigerator and an old bowl and fed him. He must have been hungry, because it took him less that a minute to clean the bowl out. I figured he was better off with me than in a dog pound. He became a neighborhood dog. I called him Wolf.

I missed him one evening and really didn’t think much about it. The next morning he wasn’t there, either. I walked down to one of my neighbors and asked if he had seen Wolf.

Winding Roads …by Byron Spires

“You haven’t heard?”he asked me. I said, “Heard what?” An alligator got him. I lived at the time near Jack Wingate’s on Lake Seminole. The last time they saw him an alligator was taking him. That is not the end of the story. It turned out the gator didn’t get Wolf. Somehow, he managed to come home and the next day. I found him lying under the house right where he had slept for the past six or so months. Wolf loved me and I guess for probably the first time in his short life he had found a friend. ST You can contact Byron Spires via email at

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Holy Curiosity


lbert Einstein said, “The important thing is never stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life... never lose a holy curiosity.” Even when I was a child and before I ever heard the phrase “spiritual practice,” I reverenced God’s creation in so many ways that I now realize it was a part of my personal spiritual practice. I remember one weekend when I was a small boy and spent Saturday and Sunday sitting by an ant hill with a piece of bread. I would see how the ants carried little pieces of bread into their hole. They would all gang up on a piece of bread and move it into their underground home. Mother saw how fascinated I was with the ants and when she woke me to go to school Monday morning, I told her, “Doggone it! I wanted to watch the ants some more!” She said, “Well, son, that’s as important as anything they might teach you at school today so just stay home and watch the ants.” She, being part Cherokee, had always been deeply fascinated by all of nature. Her Cherokee grandfather would swing her up on his neck and walk her through the woods for hours telling her all about the Great Spirit and It’s creations. I had a next door neighbor who told me one night her flower would bloom that night and that would be the one and only time of the year it would bloom. She was a policewoman working third shift that night and she urged me to bring a chair and watch it bloom. I sat for hours and it was worth it to see the birth of one of the prettiest flowers I have ever seen. It was actually a time of worship for me for I see the world as God’s handiwork. Those who want to depersonalize it into evolutionary processes lose me. I do know many things in nature evolve and have never argued with that. Those processes seem to me to be part of God’s work. I can even see that I have evolved over my decades of life. How people can see it as irreverent or disrespectful to ask questions about God and life perplexes me. Jesus was the Great Questioner. Over and over He said, “It has been said... but I say unto you.” I believe God would be deeply disappointed in us for having questions we did not ask.

One thing is certain: We will never get all of our questions answered. So the solution is apparent: let us relish the mysteries. Just as I got lost in waiting for the once-a-year blooming of my neighbor’s flower, we can sit before each mystery and get lost in it. We can sit beside the ant hills and be amazed.

My Sunday Journal …by Dalton Roberts

In the spring a million tiny blue flowers arise out of my lawn and spread a canopy of blue all over. I once picked just one of the flowers to see how it was made and marveled at how many it took for just a square foot of blue canopy. Yes, I have a holy curiosity. I also have a holy enjoyment of all the glorious mysteries that surround us each moment of our lives. ST Please mail comments to Dalton Roberts, 3327 Roberts Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37416. You may enjoy the website at

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he word buzzing around these days is sustainability. You might be wondering what it is all about. Well, in general, sustainability means the ability to improve the quality of life for this and future generations. It’s about preserving the environment and the ecology for our children and beyond. The next question might be, how does this apply to me? Experts from the American Cleaning Institute suggest that each of us can part of the movement by following some simple practices applied to cleaning products. The choices we make, the way we use them, and how we dispose of them can make a big impact on the environment. Next time you are purchasing or using a cleaning product, consider the following: • Look at the label carefully and choose the product that is best for the job. • Choosing concentrated products is a smart sustainable choice. Fewer resources are needed to make the product and concentrates reduce the use of packaging materials. Smaller boxes and bottles save energy in shipping. • Consider refill systems. Refill containers use less packaging materials than primary containers. Refill containers usually do not need features like trigger sprayers or measuring caps. • Purchase only the amount of product that you can realistically use. • Use the product up. If you are unable to use the quantity of product you pur-

chased, give it to someone who can. Just be sure the label is intact so that they will know how to properly use the product and dispose of any leftovers safely.


Life …by Kathy M. Bryant • Discarding leftover cleaning products can be tricky, so think about how you use the product. If it mixes with water then it is water-soluble and can be poured down the drain with running water. This includes most liquid, gel, and powder water-soluble household cleaning products. • Solid products such as soap, scouring pads, sticks, and towelettes, can be placed in the trash. For other products such as oven cleaners, crystals drain openers, and furniture polish, check the label for instructions or call the manufacturer. • Remember, do not reuse containers for any other purpose or fill other containers with the cleaning product. These can be easily mistaken and could pose a hazard. Taking even a small role in the sustainability movement can make a big impact on the quality of life for future generations. ST Kathy M. Bryant is with the Volusia County Extension Office. For further information, call 386-822-5778.

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Books Beyond Our Means Reviewed by Larry Cox


mericans are spendthrifts when compared with many other parts of the world. We save little, even though the United States has weaker social safety nets and a relatively youthful population. Europeans, on the other hand, save at much higher rates despite generous welfare programs, higher taxes, and aging populations. In a fascinating new book, Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While The World Saves, professor Sheldon Garon of Princeton University traces the development of saving money across three continents from the 19th century through today. He found that Americans were fairly good savers during and immediately after World War II, but attributes it to the public's expanded access to savings institutions. U.S. savings bonds and stamps could be purchased, for example, at work, school, and even the local post office. It's no secret that saving money in the United States has dropped since the 1950s. Commercial banks are less will-

ing to maintain and encourage savings accounts from people of modest means, while the opposite is true in Europe and East Asia. There, many of the 19th-century institutions welcome even small accounts, including Germany's Sparkassen (savings banks), France's special accounts in savings and postal banks, Japan’s massive postal savings system, and China’s highly accessible state banks and postal savings system. The Chinese save 26 percent of disposable income, and the Japanese about 23 percent. In continental Europe, Germans, French, Swedes and others save more than 10 percent of household disposable income, while Americans save only a small fraction of that amount. Can saving money become sexy again in our post-global-financial-meltdown economy? Garon believes the tide can turn, and offers some levelheaded policy suggestions for how America can restore a lasting balance between spending and saving. ST Books reviewed in this column are available at your local bookstore.

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Section B March 2, 2012 Halifax Humane Society—Tails From The Front his year, Halifax Humane Society is offering the chance to celebrate racing by adopting a real NASCAR legend. Okay, not quite, but you will have the chance to adopt your favorite driver’s namesake when they graduate. In celebration of all of the fun and excitement NASCAR brings to Daytona Beach each year, we decided to name our latest class of Prison Pups after some of their favorite drivers. Kasey Kahne, Danica, “Bobbi” Labonte (we made some minor name changes so our female pups could get involved), Waltrip, and several others make up the 10th class of Prison Pups N Pals. To see pictures of the

Prison Pups, or learn more, you can visit their page on our website at halifaxhumane Halifax Humane Society works alongside the West Volusia Kennel Club to provide the Prison Pups N Pals program at Tomoka Correctional Institute. The program serves a dual purpose that leads to positive futures for both the inmates and the dogs. The inmates are educated on proper training methods and care for their dogs in hopes these skills will lead them to jobs in animal services. Meanwhile, the dogs receive obedience training that prepares them for a happy life in their forever home.

While in the program, the dogs learn 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-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. Take A Ruff Ride March 8 Join Halifax Humane Society on a Ruff Ride on March 8 during Bike Week! The ride, which for the first time features a police

escort, begins at HHS with registration at 5 P.M. and kickstands go up at 5:30. Bikers will enjoy a ride through the Ormond Loop that ends at the Bank & Blues Club, with a VIP Reception. Admission to the ride is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate, and includes a t-shirt, a BBQ dinner, and one complimentary drink. All proceeds benefit the abused and abandoned animals of our community. Visit halifaxhumanesocie to register now, or call 386-274-4703, ext. 328. ST Tyler Stover is the Community Outreach Director for the Halifax Humane Society in Daytona Beach and can be reached at 386-274-4703, ext. 320.

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out is caused by the deposit of uric acid crystals in the joints, resulting in severe swelling and pain. This disease mostly affects men between the ages of 30 and 45 and women between 55 and 70. Gout is commonly seen in people who are obese and suffer from diabetes or hyperlipidemia. Uric acid, a substance from the breakdown of purine from food or our own body, usually dissolves in our blood, passing through the kidneys, and then excreted though urine. However, if the body produces more uric acid than the kidneys can excrete, the uric acid can accumulate in the joints and kidneys. When uric acid builds up in our joints, creating urate crystals, it can trigger intense swelling and pain. This process can occur in almost any joint such as ankles, knees, or elbows. However the big toe is usually the first one to be affected. A gout attack is normally very sudden and is triggered by fluctuations in serum uric acid, produced by excessive intake of certain foods and alcohol, trauma, or diuretic therapy. A person can go to bed feeling fine and wake up with an excruciating painful, hot, and swollen big toe. Between attacks, the patient can feel

perfectly fine. However, attacks can recur in several months to several years. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids are very effective for acute gout attacks.

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Another drug used in treating gout is Colchicine. Its use is limited because of GI side effects. If you are taking Allopurinol or Uloric, these should not be changed during gout attack as they could also affect your serum uric acid level. The best method to help reduce your risk of subsequent gout attacks is to reduce uric acid in the blood. Allopeurinol and Uloric are both powerful drugs to reduce uric acid production. Lifestyle change, maintaining a sensible weight and eating habit are essential. Foods with high purine should be avoided. Alcohol consumption also must be limited. Not only will this help reduce gout attacks, but it will also help you fight against hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. For more information, please call 386-676-0307.

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Strange But True Man’s Brain Shrinks Faster? by Samantha Weaver

It was 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who made the following observation: One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear. Are you an agelast or an abderian? If you never laugh, you’re the latter; if you laugh too much, you’re the former. There is one species of frog, found in the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia, that has no lungs; it breathes entirely through its skin.

have bust-waist-hip measurements of 40-22-36. The white rhinoceros is not actually white. The white part of the name comes from the Afrikaans word wijd, which means wide; it describes the animal lips. Iconic German-American actress Marlene Dietrich once said that her favorite meal was hot dogs and champagne. ST

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Those who study such things say that as we age, a man’s brain shrinks more rapidly than a woman’s. According to Tibetan tradition, a man must get permission from his lady love’s maternal uncle before the couple can get married. If you’re in Florida and make a trip to the hair salon, keep in mind that in that state, it’s illegal to fall asleep under a hair dryer. Both the client and the salon can be fined. It seems that almost every little girl has a Barbie doll, but have you ever thought about what a life-size Barbie would look like? She would be 7 feet, 2 inches tall, weigh 125 pounds and

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What’s In The Stars

For The Week Of March 5

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The adventurous Aries won't be disappointed with taking on a new challenge, despite some initial misgivings. Look for this to open other opportunities. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Let that beautiful Bovine smile not only put you at ease, but also show that you're ready, willing, and more than able to confound the naysayers around you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful how you handle a relationship that you're hoping to save. You have the facts on your side. Avoid embellishing it with unnecessary dramatics. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking definitive stands isn't easy. Don’t wavior and stay with your decision. You will reassure others it was the right thing for you to do. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You're right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. The best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO (August 23 to Sept. 22) Caution is still advised before making a financial commitment to a project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions. It's well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Expect to make new friends as your social circle expands. Also, remember to tell that family member how proud you are of their achievements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) New ventures continue to be favored. With your self-confidence rising all the time, you'll want to see how well you can do with a new challenge. So, go to it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a good time for the usually seriousminded Aquarian to let loose and enjoy some fun times. Expect to get good news about a workplace issue. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A change in plans upset people, but your needs should be respected. Offer explanations but don't let yourself be talked into changing your decisions.ST

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he health hazards of cigarette use is well documented and universally accepted. Despite all the widespread information campaigns to educate the public on the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke, the addictive power of cigarette compels millions to perpetuate this habit. Although it is very difficult to break the habit of smoking with one particular treatment modality, clinical experience validates the fact that the urges and cravings that are associated with smoking are effectively addressed by alternative means such as Ear Acupuncture or Auriculotherapy. This treatment modality has received FDA approval in the U.S. and much research has been done to support its use. In fact, in some states like Maryland and Florida, auriculotherapy has gained tremendous support that government funding has been made available to incorporate this type of therapy in addiction programs. Each treatment lasts for about twenty- five minutes. Various ear points that relate to the lung, anxiety, relaxation, and hunger are stimulated with fine and thin needles. These ear points are stimulated along with other acupuncture points which bring harmony and synergy to the body via the release of endorphins. The endorphin effect generally relaxes the body to relieve the stress which

is well known for triggering the urge for the need to smoke. After treatment, tiny pellets called “ear seeds” about 2 mm in size are then taped over ear points. Patients are instructed to apply gentle pressure to these ear seeds whenever they feel the urge. Doing this practice over and over gives patients the confidence they need to assure them that they are exerting some control over their urges.

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Neil Sedaka At The Peabody Special to Seniors Today


he history of rock ‘n’ roll would be incomplete without the innumerable contributions of Neil Sedaka, who will be performing at The Peabody March 27 at 7 P.M. With a career that spans over five decades, singer-songwriter and pianist Neil Sedaka has recorded, written, and produced a glittering catalogue of Rock 'n' Roll hits. Having amassed 20 US top 40 hits, an Ivor Novello Award and a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Neil has remained a household name through the years with hits including Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Stupid Cupid, and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. Born in 1939, Sedaka’s interest in music began at age four, when he would listen to The Make-Believe Ballroom, however, it was not rock ‘n’ roll, but classical music that shaped him into the musician he is today. By the time he was eight, he had already begun intensive piano training at the prestigious Julliard School of Music. Eager to gain acceptance from his peers, Sedaka began performing rock ‘n’ roll. He formed the doo-wop group

The Tokens and recorded two singles which went on to be regional hits. Sedaka catapulted into stardom after Connie Francis recorded some big hits for him. Clyde McPhatter and LaVern Baker also scored hits with his songs, and as a result, Sedaka was signed to RCA as a writer and performer of his own material. For more than 50 years, Sedaka has written, performed, produced, and inspired countless songs, and his canon of compositions continue to stand the test of time. ST Tickets for Neil Sedaka range from $43-$56, 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.ticketm or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased at any local WalMart store in the electronics department. Group discounts are available for 15 or more for this show by calling 386-671-3469. For additional information, please call the box office at 386-671-3460.

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Antiques Game Table by Larry Cox

Q: We have an 1880 game table that has been restored by a professional from the Smithsonian Institution. It is pure walnut and has its original casters and hinges. I was told that walnut items are not selling well in my region but do not believe this is true. A table like mine recently sold in Vermont for $3,500, and our Smithsonian friend says ours is in much better shape. —Barb, Albuquerque, NM A: As for walnut items not selling in your region, the lust for antique furniture often goes in cycles. Several decades ago, the rage was tiger oak, then mahogany, and more recently mid-century modern. This doesn't mean that walnut pieces are not desirable or important, but just a reflection of current conditions in the marketplace. There are at least two appraisers in your area who I think can help you: Suzanne Staley, 888758-1118; and Judy Settle, www.lan 505-459-4900. Both are certified appraisers. You should, of course, expect to pay for their expertise.

Q: I have two calendars from 1936 and 1937 featuring the Dionne Quintuplets, given out at the time by Curran and Joyce Company in Massachusetts. I am curious about how much they are worth. —Sandra, Pelham, NH A: While multiple births have become fairly routine today, that wasn't the case in 1934 when the Dionne Quintuplets —Yvonne, Annette, Cecile, Emilie, and Marie—were born in Canada. The publicity surrounding their birth and their special status as wards of the Canadian government made them international celebrities. They quickly became a major tourist attraction. Dozens of products flooded the marketplace including dolls, spoon sets, mugs, and calendars. Your calendars are each worth in the $45 to $75 range, if complete and in good condition. The two surviving sisters of the Dionne Quintuplets are Annette and Cecile. ST Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail to questions for

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Senior Service Line Spotting Elder Abuse by Matilda Charles


lderly abuse can take many forms. According to a study done for The National Center on Elder Abuse, any of the following can be considered abuse: • Failure to provide food, water, shelter, medicine, and other essentials. • Financial or material exploitation: Cashing checks without permission, forging a signature, stealing, coercing a senior into signing documents. • Caregiver neglect: Failure to respond to needs. • Physical abuse: Hitting, kicking, punching, or shoving. • Sexual abuse: Any type of inappropriate touching. • Emotional abuse: Yelling, screaming, belittling, name calling. According to the study, the majority of the elderly abuse victims were female, with nearly half of them being age 80 or older. Most occurred at home, and more than half of the abusers were female. The study was done a few years ago, but as we baby boomers age, the numbers are sure to rise. Here are scenarios that might indicate that there is an abusive situation.

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e now have more winter months behind us than before us, but it will still be a little while before we see spring. We will still have a few chilly nights before spring sets in. Here is a comfort food recipe to help you through the chilly nights. 2 cups water 4 cups chopped cabbage 1 cup shredded loose-packed frozen potatoes 1 ⁄2 cup chopped onion 1 (12-fluid-ounce) can evaporated fat-free milk 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1 ⁄8 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped real bacon bits 1 ⁄4 cup grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese

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• Your elderly female neighbor died and their son moved in. He seems to have taken over. • You work at a bank and the caregiver for an elderly customer has been continually withdrawing funds in excess of what your customer used to withdraw. • A friend says: “My daughter wants me to sign papers I don't understand.” In each case, there could be a perfectly reasonable explanation—or not. Stay alert to the possibility of abuse. If you're a mail carrier, bank clerk, hospital staff, carrier, home health aide, social services staff, or any number of professions that come into contact with the public, you're in a position to spot possible abuse of a senior you know. If you need help or more information, go online to the Nation Center on Elder Abuse ( or call them at 1-800-677-1116. ST

1. In a large saucepan, combine water, cabbage, potatoes, and onion.

Bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 2. In a covered jar, combine evaporated milk and flour. Shake well to blend. Pour milk mixture into cabbage mixture. Mix well to combine. 3. Stir in parsley flakes, black pepper, bacon bits, and Parmesan cheese. Lower heat and continue cooking until mixture thickens and is heated through, stirring occasionally. Makes 4 (1 1⁄4cup) servings. ST Each serving equals: 169 calories, 1g fat, 11g protein, 29g carb., 328mg sodium, 3g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Fat-Free Milk, 1 Starch, 1 Vegetable.

Moments In Time The History Channel

On March 6, 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was actually used for centuries in folk medicine. On March 10, 1902, in the case of Edison v. American Mutoscope Company, the U.S. Court of Appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera. The court did, however, admit that Edison invented the sprocket system that moved perforated film through the movie camera. On March 9, 1913, English author Virginia Woolf delivers the manuscript of her first novel, The Voyage Out, to her publisher. In 1941, fearful for her own mental state and afraid of the coming world war, she filled her pockets with rocks and drowned herself. On March 7, 1923, the New Republic publishes Robert Frost's poem Stopping

By Woods On A Snowy Evening. The poem begins with the famous line “Whose woods these are, I think I know.” Although Frost never graduated from a university, he had collected 44 honorary degrees before he died in 1963. On March 5, 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone. On March 11, 1970, author Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Perry Mason, dies. The crime-solving attorney Perry Mason appeared in numerous novels and became the star of a top-rated TV show starting in 1957. The show starred Raymond Burr and ran for nine years. On March 8, 1986, Mask, starring Eric Stoltz and Cher, opens in theaters. film Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean in 1982, received the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Mask. ST

Antiques Game Table by Larry Cox

Q: We have an 1880 game table that has been restored by a professional from the Smithsonian Institution. It is pure walnut and has its original casters and hinges. I was told that walnut items are not selling well in my region but do not believe this is true. A table like mine recently sold in Vermont for $3,500, and our Smithsonian friend says ours is in much better shape. —Barb, Albuquerque, NM A: As for walnut items not selling in your region, the lust for antique furniture often goes in cycles. Several decades ago, the rage was tiger oak, then mahogany, and more recently mid-century modern. This doesn't mean that walnut pieces are not desirable or important, but just a reflection of current conditions in the marketplace. There are at least two appraisers in your area who I think can help you: Suzanne Staley, 888758-1118; and Judy Settle, www.lan 505-459-4900. Both are certified appraisers. You should, of course, expect to pay for their expertise.

Q: I have two calendars from 1936 and 1937 featuring the Dionne Quintuplets, given out at the time by Curran and Joyce Company in Massachusetts. I am curious about how much they are worth. —Sandra, Pelham, NH A: While multiple births have become fairly routine today, that wasn't the case in 1934 when the Dionne Quintuplets —Yvonne, Annette, Cecile, Emilie, and Marie—were born in Canada. The publicity surrounding their birth and their special status as wards of the Canadian government made them international celebrities. They quickly became a major tourist attraction. Dozens of products flooded the marketplace including dolls, spoon sets, mugs, and calendars. Your calendars are each worth in the $45 to $75 range, if complete and in good condition. The two surviving sisters of the Dionne Quintuplets are Annette and Cecile. ST

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Chicken Soup For The S oul A Father’s Missed Turn


while back, our family was on a trip to visit my parents, who had retired and moved to Idaho. My wife and I were having one of those great conversations that parents sometimes have when the kids are asleep in the car. We were laughing as we recalled fun memories, while trying not to wake up the two sleeping angels in the back of the minivan. We were talking about current events and looking ahead to our goals and hopes for the future. Somewhere in the midst of our conversation, I realized the freeway sign overhead read Salt Lake City. (Note: In case you have never driven from California to western Idaho, you should know that there is no reason to see a large overhead sign that reads Salt Lake City on the way. If you do see a large overhead sign that reads Salt Lake City, it means you are nearly in Utah, which isn't a bad thing, unless you are attempting to visit your parents in Idaho.) Thankfully, we came prepared with maps—a map of the western U.S., a map of each state, and a map the Auto

Club puts together. (Or at least your planned journey. They didn't put Utah in my map for this trip.) Before getting back on the road in the right direction, I had to make the phone call. It's the one you make to tell your parents you've driven hundreds of miles out of the way. “Hello, Dad,” I said. “We're going to be a little late.” I was hoping not to get into the details. Then he asked, “Where are you?” I don't think I had finished answering before he wanted to know, “How did you get there?” There were a couple of good lessons learned on that trip. First, great conversations with your wife are to be prized, as is a really comfortable seat in your car. Second, I am thankful for road maps. Without them I might be driving through Canada at this very moment, still searching for Idaho, instead of sharing this story with you. You might be happy to know we finally did make it to my parents' house without stopping in Utah. ST Visit

Here’s An Idea by JoAnn Derson

If you have an ink stain on fabric, try blotting it with hairspray. Saturate the ink spot with hairspray, and blot using a clean white cloth or non-decorated paper towel. Repeat this process until all the ink is gone. Make sure you test on an inconspicuous area first. For every degree you lower your thermostat during the heating season, you generally reduce your energy costs by 3 percent. Also, turn down the temperature setting on your hot-water heater.

Here's a no-fail strategy for raking up leaves: Rake leaves into a single long line, preferably onto a sidewalk. Then turn a large garbage can on its side and sweep the leaf pile into the can, taking breaks to empty leaves into bags as needed. The raking goes much quicker when done in stripes. And bagging is faster as well. ST Send your tips to Now Here's a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475 or e-mail JoAnn at heresatip@

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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—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—held in the classrooms of the Medical Office Building, main campus, Daytona Beach. Programs are $11 including lunch. Reserve by 4 PM on the Friday prior to the meeting. Call if you need to cancel. 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 available. A salad alternate luncheon is available upon advance request. Thursday, March 22, NOON: Dr. Adel Daas is a gastroenterologist who will address the Signs And Symptoms of GERD, including acid reflux and heartburn. This is a common digestive issue that many people experience. Menu: Baked seafood cakes, vegetables, rolls, beverages, and chocolate cake for dessert. Reserve by 4 PM on Friday, March 16. Thursday, April 26, NOON: Dr. Dany Obeid specializes in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and sleep medicine. He will join us to talk about Sleep Disorders and what can be done to help you achieve a restful night’s sleep. Menu: Chicken cacciatore, angel hair pasta with red sauce, broccoli/cauliflower mix, rolls, and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Reserve by 4 PM on Friday, April 20. Thursday, May 24, NOON: To be announced. Menu: Stuffed shells, salad, rolls, beverages, and lemon meringue pie for dessert. Reserve by 4 PM on Friday, May 18. Activities to learn from and enjoy! Register at 386/615-4334 Thursday, March 8, NOON: Financial Town Hall sponsored by the Foundation. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and speaker who will answer your financial questions. We’ll focus on taxes, but all financial questions are welcome. Located on the 11th floor classroom, main campus. Reserve ahead to save your seat. 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. March 15 through March 30: Medicalia Sale In The Bird Cage Gift Shop. This line of skin care is available in the gift shop and many people have taken advantage of skin consultations offered in the past. If you use (or would like to use) these products, now is the time! Every item in stock will be discounted 40 percent for this special two-week period. Come make your selection early so you are not disappointed. Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23: Books Are Fun. A wide variety of new books and other gift items for sale in the café annex, main campus. This is a fun way to shop, drop by after the monthly luncheon program and browse to your heart’s content. Free valet parking at the front door. Sale times: 7 AM to 4 PM both days. All proceeds benefit the hospital. Tuesday, March 27, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: DVD “Book” Club. The program features two chapters during each session and we enjoy lunch together from the café in between the chapters (your own expense or bring your own). The DVD is Lifelong Health with Prof. Anthony Goodman. This is a book club without reading the book! Use your Premier Health membership card for discounts in the cafe. Future meeting dates are: Friday, April 13 (note change of date); Wednesday, May 23; and Tuesday, June 19. Mark your calendar, call in your reservation, and plan to join in. Wednesday, April 18: Orlando Regional History Center. Enjoy this special exhibit titled The Serious Art Of Make Believe, from the Archives of Universal Orlando Resort. We’ll have a docent tour of the whole museum and peek inside the creative genius behind the theme-park entertainment experience. There are many detailed drawings, architectural plans, and models as well as scale models of scenes and productions. Thursday, May 10: Epcot’s Flower and Garden Show, Orlando. The wonderful world of nature and magic come together in this annual feast of nature. Flowers, topiaries and color everywhere you look. The are also presentations where you can learn about an aspect of gardening from the professionals. Come along for a fabulous day! Bus and admission ticket is $120 for the day, food is on your own. If you have a ticket, make a reservation for the bus only and that cost is $30. Bus pickups: 8 AM, Flagler; 8:30 AM, FHMMC; and 8:45 AM, Beville Road. We’ll head home at 6 PM. Advance reservations are required. Not a member? Call 386/615-4334 to sign up for this free community program.

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