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February 17, 2012

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Supporting Senior’s Rights Special to Seniors Today he National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) has had more than three decades of successful history in advocacy initiatives on a wide variety of issues impacting the lives of low income older adults in America. Their early history in advocacy included important work from pensions to nursing homes, to more current advocacy in Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as well as ensuring that beneficiaries of government programs retain access to the courts to enforce their rights. The National Senior Citizens Law Center mission is to protect the rights of low-income older adults. Through advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling of local advocates, they seek to ensure the health and economic security of those with limited income and resources, and, for everyone, keeping the courts open for justice. They envision an America where low-income older adults, regardless of race, language, or gender: • Can live in dignity and safety and remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

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• Are free from the worry and pain that poverty or the lack of health care can bring. • Are able to contribute to their families and societies as long as they can. To achieve these priority objectives, they use advocacy and litigation as well as provide education and counseling to local advocates who work with older adults. NSCLC seeks to ensure that lowincome seniors understand and have access to affordable health care benefits from programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. NSCLC seeks to preserve, strengthen, expand, and improve access to income support programs such as Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. NSCLC’s Federal Rights Project works to preserve the ability of the courts and Congress to protect the health, security, and civil rights of all individuals under Federal law. NSCLC receives grants that support its advocacy, education, and counseling work from some of America’s leading foundations. ST For more information on this group please contact the National Senior Citizens Law Center, 1444 Eye St., NW Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, or call 202-289-6976.

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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… Your Financial Journey Come learn the steps you can take to plan your financial journey on Thurs., Feb. 23 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Palm Coast. Topics will include: Saving & Investing, Estate Planning & Charitable Gifting, Managing Credit/Staying Out Of Debt, and Effective Tax Strategies. For details or to RSVP, call 386-586-4440.

Hospital Volunteers Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach is seeking year-round volunteers to contribute time and talents in various hospital departments. Could you be interested in a fourhour shift, once a week? Several openings are available on the main campus and off-site areas. If you would like to perform a valuable service to benefit others, please contact Donna Kearns at 386231-3030 for more information.

Caregiver Planning You are invited a free unique and informative meeting for caregivers on Thurs., Feb. 23, 2 P.M. at the Ormond Beach Senior Center, Art Room, 351 Andrews Street. The meeting, hosted by Grand Villa, will have an expert senior resource panel to give information on what caregivers need to know about rehabilitation, paying for home care, assisted living, costs and ways to pay, and legal and healthcare paperwork. Bring your questions! Refreshments served. RSVP to 386-868-0723.

Seniors Got Talent Come watch the Finals and see who the winner is for Seniors Got Talent on Thurs., March 1 from 1:30–3:30 P.M. at the Riviera Senior Living Community, 1823 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill. All fans are welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 386-677-5000.

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Do you have missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures? Achieve a natural smile again. Meet the doctors and get the answers to all your questions. Find out if dental implants are right for you at a free patient information days. The seminars are scheduled for Tues., Feb. 21, 4 P.M. at the offices of Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates in Palm Coast and on Tues., Feb. 28 at 4 P.M. in New Smyrna Beach office. Seating is limited and light refreshments served. Please make your reservation by calling 386-868-0741.

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.

Free Caregiver’s Day Need a break from caregiving? First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach is providing free Caregiver’s Days Out that includes food, fun, and special attention for care receivers. The days are from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Thurs., March 8; Thurs., April 12; Sat., May 19; and Thurs., June 14 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 wonderful, loving, and safe environment.

Learning, Living & Laughing Series Bishop’s Glen, 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill has a series of free seminars during the month of March. Topics include: Understanding Probate on Mon., March 5 at 3:15 P.M.; Veteran’s Aid And Attendance Benefits on Mon., March 14 at 6 P.M.; Caregivers Support Group, Wed., March 21 at 1:30 P.M.; Should You Keep Your Home Or Move To A Retirement Community? on Thurs., March 22 at 1:30 P.M.; Parkinson’s Support Group on Wed., March 28 at 2 P.M.; and Planning For Long Term Care on Wed., March 28 at 6 P.M. Please RSVP to 386-226-9110.

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Join The Parkinson’s Association of Greater Daytona Beach in welcoming Dr. Alex Crizzle, PhD, MPH, C.K. as he speaks on the topic of Driving With Parkinson’s Disease. The event will be held at Bishop’s Glen Retirement Center (auditorium) at 900 LPGA Blvd. in Holly Hill on Wednesday, February 22 from 2 to 3:30 P.M. Seating is limited—reservations are strongly suggested. To RSVP or for more information, please call Vince Kinsler at 386-676-6375.

Take charge of your health this year. Prevention Plus, Inc., is conducting tests for stroke, arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, osteoporosis, heart scan, and more on Thurs., Feb. 23 and at Daytona Beach Shores Senior Center, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave. and Sat., Feb. 25 at Crane Lakes Golf & Country Club, 1648 Taylor Rd., Port Orange. Early detection saves lives. These reasonably priced tests don’t require a doctor’s prescription. To register, call 1- 888667-7587.

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Healthy Eating For Grandchildren Parents and grandparents are invited to hear Karen Ranzi MA, author of Creating Healthy Children speak on Fri., Feb. 24 from 7–9 P.M. at Love’s Whole Foods, 1633 Taylor Rd., Port Orange. Karen will discuss topics every parent should know about toxic load factors, information on obesity, asthma, allergies, attention deficit disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, autism, and much more. Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 386-478-0068 for info.

Allergy & Sinus Relief Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Lorenzo Phan will hold a free seminar on acupuncture for allergy and sinus relief at the Acupuncture & Skin Care Clinic, 725 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. 15, Ormond Beach on Wed., February 22 from 2-3 P.M. Dr. Lorenzo Phan will demonstrate the great success acupuncture and herbal solutions have on allergy and sinus relief. Dr. Phan will be available to answer all your questions and give demonstrations on those who attend. Seating is limited. For information and to RSVP call at 386615-1203 or visit Acubeautytherapy.com

Support Group Caregiver Support The Council on Aging offers several dementia caregiver support groups each month throughout Volusia County. Respite Care is provided at all Council on Aging Support Groups for those in the early to mid-stage of dementia. Please call 386-253-4700, ext. 204 for all locations, times, and dates of the meetings. Stroke Support The Stroke Support Group of Flagler County, Our Journey of Hope will meet on Tues., Feb. 21, 10:30 A.M. at Florida Hospital Flagler in Room A/B, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway in Palm Coast. The speaker will be Stephanie Crandall, DPT, a Physical Therapist, and the topic will be How The Brain’s Right And Left Hemisphere Affect Behavior. For more information, call, 386-586-3866 or 386-447-0011.


Celebrate & Honor e’re living in a time of faces of veterans which can be seen sharing extreme gratitude throughout the audience during enterto all our veterans who tainment shows by Re-Creation, is one have serviced our coun- of the most rewarding sights imagintry. The plan now, as these men and able.” At the local veterans home, Rewomen are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, is to find or make jobs for them upon their return. They will be joining the ranks of so many others who find it difficult to adjust to their everyday lives or to share their wartime …by Kitty Maiden experiences. We talk with veterans daily who spent their time in World War II, Korea, Viet- Creation is looked forward to and talked nam, and all the other uprisings through- about throughout the years as an outout the world. The VFW, the American standing group of entertainers. Now, what can we do for our returnLegion Posts, the Marines, Seebees, etc. ing veterans? We pray for their future visit and bring gifts to meet their perand wish them well. sonal needs on a regular basis. A poem for retiring veterans. Many entertainers in the area also show their love and My Last Parade appreciation to veterans on (author unknown) a regular basis. Individuals Let the bugle blow, Let the march be played make themselves available as With the forming of the troops, For my last parade volunteers to help as needed. The years of wars, and the years of waiting, The highlight of the year Obedience to orders, unhesitating for veteran home residents is Years in the states, and the years overseas, when Re-Creation comes to All woven in a web... of memories town. Re-Creation, founded A lifetime of service passes in review, in 1976 by Hugh Brook, has many good friends and exotic places too actively involved young per- In the waning sunlight begin to fade, formers in yearly visits to Hos- With martial music of my last parade pitalized Veterans and Veterans My last salute to the service and base, Now someone else will take my place Nursing Homes. “An instructor at Pennsyl- To the sharp young soldiers marching away, vania State University, he I gladly pass the orders of the day realized the tremendous ther- Though uncertain what my future may hold apeutic value that live, pro- Still, if needed before I grow old fessional entertainment could I’ll keep my saber sharp, my powder dry, bring to hospital patients, nurs- Lest I be recalled to duty by and by ing homes, and other care- So let the bugle blow… Fire the evening gun… Slowly lower the colors… retirement has begun. based facilities.” “Re-Creation, USA is a patriotically God bless out returning military enthused troupe of talented young performers in the nation. With near-daily with love, with family, with jobs, and performances at VA medical centers more! ST nationwide, their dedication to lifting the spirits of our nation’s hospitalized Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for veteran population is inspiring, if not downright motivational. The smiling Seniors Today.

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Phootball Philosophy by Peggy Goldtrap

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just LOVE pro-football. When season ends, I despair the demise of America’s Gladiators. Even more than fan, I’m philosopher for I find football an analogy for life. Day in, day out, you throw your body into the fray, battling, strategizing ways to put points on the board (money in your pocket). You’re hurt, you don’t whine. You tape it up, suck it up, and get back on the job. Play through the pain. If a team is behind, they don’t take the ball and go home. If there’s the slimmest chance of scoring, they’ll risk life and limb to edge pigskin across a line. Athletes fight tooth and toenail, literally, until one team screams victory. Giants grimace. Padded Pats grin. Life is not fair, never has been, never will be. Referees can make bad calls. You work hard, do your best to feed your family team. You feel like a number not a name but you show up on time and do your best. Tough times make you stronger. There should be a Super Bowl for workers; people from all walks of life who suit up, show up, and spruce up your every day world. Hundreds work behind the scenes supporting the few who appear on aftergame interviews. Trainers tackle muscles on bruise control. Seamstresses stitch uniforms. Someone sorts the laundry. The Quarterback gets the glory but he’s only as great as his back-ups. Coaches take a beating in physically and mentally demanding positions. They either create winners or they’re fired. You can relate if you’ve ever been in management. You measure up or it’s sayonara. Sometimes, even if the numbers are positive in your department, the company declares bankruptcy. Families, like teams, are moved and traded‚ but you regroup and play again. Teams spend hours in classes and conferences designing the perfect route. Like a day at the office or an afternoon in middle school, or late night at the police station, the best laid plans often go astray. The Super Bowl Champs were losers at the halfway mark. Never give up hope. Life demands Tebowing‚ petitioning a higher power for guidance. It’s hard to focus when huge obstacles and powerful forces are hurtling toward you. Imagine a receiver reaching up for a ball with full awareness that a 250 pound behemoth is breaching. If you’ve reached the age of social insecurity you know what it’s like to do your best, to give it your all, to miss the opportunity, to fumble. You understand that the most qualified person doesn’t always get the promotion. Have you ever been penalized for another’s mistakes? Has another person ever intercepted your idea?

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Don’t quit. There’s no champagne on a losers’ shirt. Determination and persistence are tested when your bank account goes negative; when test results are questionable; when a best friend dies; when you’re mired in mundane mud. All the

Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap preparation in the world can’t insulate from twists, turns, and bad luck. You can educate, anticipate, and ruminate but much of life is random. How do you cope with the turn of events that turn your world upside down? See‚ the victory before they enter the field. Keep playing and imagining. Try the Champion’s hat in your head? Lift the winner’s trophy in the mirror of your mind? Reality is a dream away. The price of the golden years is going up‚ it costs more to live on less. If you think too hard about the league you’re in, you might lose the momentum to finish. Challenge old habits. Increase your fitness level. Stretch and strengthen your brain. Rehearse the next play. Spend more time on offense than defense. Huddle with others for fresh ideas. Guard against doomsayers, world woers—those who want you to believe that the best has already been‚ or the future holds no promise. Take time out to revise, recharge, and redirect. Value your competitive spirit. There’s no instant replay in life. Don’t Quit! Stay in the Game! ST George and Peggy Goldtrap are both actors, speakers, and writers living in Ormond By The Sea. Contact them at geor gegoldtrap@gmail.com

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Don’t Be Bullied Into A Scam

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n 84-year-old woman was made uncomfortable by a call to her home. She was right to be suspicious when the caller spun a strange story claiming the senior owed money because she had supposedly signed a sweepstakes form. There was no fooling this woman, and the man's efforts came up empty. One day the woman answered the phone and spoke with a man who didn't identify himself. When she asked what the man wanted, the caller stated that the victim had signed some paperwork concerning a sweepstakes and the victim was now responsible for paying $5,000. If she didn't pay up she could be put in jail for fraud. She told the caller that she didn't know anything about a sweepstakes, and the man responded by saying that he worked for a local bank. The woman didn't have an account with the bank, and so at that point she hung up. The call was so disturbing to the woman that she contacted the Sheriff's Office to report the incident. She did the right thing by not getting drawn into the man's story, which could have led to her revealing personal and financial information to the scammer. Reporting this to a deputy was also a smart move, as we now have a record of this scam attempt to refer to if similar incidents pop up elsewhere. Every instance that's

documented can put investigators that much closer to shutting down this type of operation. The scammer in this type of scenario often targets older citizens, hoping to confuse or browbeat them into complying.

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…Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson They're playing the odds that the victims might have faulty memories and actually come to believe they had signed something. One thing scammers look for are older victims who are alone and isolated, without a close relative or friend to turn to for help. The scammers like it when the victims are too prideful or too embarrassed to admit having a financial problem. The gruff scare tactic is just one facet of this type of scam. It could just as easily have been a kind-sounding person feigning sympathy with the victim for owing so much money. This also could have morphed into a standard lottery scam where the culprit tries to convince the victim that she's won a large cash prize, and all she had to do is pay a fee to claim it. There is no prize, though, or even a sweepstakes. Regardless of the tactic, the goal is the same: to get at the victim's money any way possible. Do be a victim of a scam! ST

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ow do you beat the mid-winter blues and add a burst of energy to your day? It seems that some people have an endless supply of energy! What’s the secret to living each day to the fullest? Maybe some of the following quick and easy energy-boosting tips that can help put some zip in your day. Eat Right. Make breakfast the start of a great day. Pack it full of protein, grains, and fruit. Try yogurt, cottage cheese, peanut butter or eggs, cereal or whole-grain bread, in combination with your favorite fresh fruit. Avoid foods high in sugar and fat that tend to bring on the mid-morning crash. Say it with flowers! Buy a fresh bouquet from the grocery or grow them in your home garden. Studies show that flowers not only make the room look prettier but also lift the mood of everyone around. Do some mid-afternoon stretches. A simple stretch like slowly reaching for your toes will lengthen the spine and release the lower back, letting a gentle flow of fresh blood make its’ way to the brain. Take a micro-nap. Sit back in your favorite chair and flutter your eyelids for three seconds, and then blink three times. You’ll experience a boost thanks to a brain reflex that the light-to-dark sequence sets off. Take a deep breath. Take a few deep breaths when you feel your energy level dropping. Stop what you are doing and

become aware of your breath moving in and out of your body. Taking time to pause instead of rushing, hurrying, and worrying will give your body a chance to recharge.

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What Is A Trust?

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rusts are confusing, because they have so many names and purposes. The word “Trust” basically means to trust somebody to hold assets. The most common use of the word in estate planning regards a revocable trust. This may also be known as a living trust, a loving trust, a revocable living trust, or other variations. It is created while the grantor, or settlor, is alive. It is called revocable because the grantor can revoke or amend it. Usually, the grantor is the trustee at the beginning. It will name one or more successor trustees. It will name beneficiaries, just like a will does. If the trust is properly funded with the grantor’s assets, when the grantor dies, the trust will continue, operated by the successor trustee, and holding the same assets. Then the successor trustee will distribute. A revocable trust becomes irrevocable at the grantor’s death. An irrevocable trust, on the other hand, cannot be revoked or amended after it is made. Generally, an irrevocable trust is created to make a lifetime gift to a beneficiary. The Grantor no longer owns what is gifted in this manner. An irrevocable trust is usually used to remove assets from one’s estate for estate tax purposes, but may also be used for protection. There are other kinds of irrevocable trusts that are sometimes used in Medicaid planning.

Florida does not have a self-settled asset protection trust. Thus, if a person puts his or her own assets into any type of trust, and retains use and control, the trust assets are not protected from the grantor’s creditors. Some other states do have such trusts. If one makes a trust with spendthrift provisions for another person, it can offer asset protection for the third party beneficiary.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of mixed signals can create an unreliable situation to make decisions. Hold off on making any commitments until you're sure. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A friendly offer comes with strings attached. Be careful not to get tied into something you don't want. Examine all your options first. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Distractions can interrupt your best efforts. Continue to focus on what you need to do. You'll soon have lots of time to enjoy the rewards of your dedication. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Knowledge replaces suspicion as you begin to learn more about that act of betrayal. Someone close to you might be planning a pleasant surprise. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Control your overactive jealousy gene before you find yourself saying or doing something that you could later regret. Stop obsessing and move on. VIRGO (August 23 to Sept. 22) It's a good time to loosen up and do something wonderful and exciting before your more reserved nature resurfaces. A message brings news of change.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Cheer up. Things improve significantly by the end of February. However, you might still need help to get through the rest of this sometimes-difficult period. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Something you learned last week takes on new meaning as you begin to relate it to another situation in your life. It's best to keep this matter to yourself for now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your energy level is climbing, and so is your self-confidence. You'll need a good dollop of both to tackle an exciting challenge on the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A family issue might interrupt a careerlinked project. Try to give the matter the attention it needs, but be careful not to jeopardize your workplace situation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Some self-doubt shows up this week, causing you to question your ability to handle a challenge. You can do it, and this is your chance to prove it. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A personal matter requires you to be clear and forthcoming to avoid misunderstandings. A career move is eased with the emergence of new facts. ST

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Antiques Stamp Collection by Larry Cox

Q: I have a stamp collection that I am interested in selling. I understand that unless a stamp is rare or unique, it is not worth much more than face value. Do cancelled stamps have any retail value, and will I get a better deal with a small, local trader versus a larger commercial dealer? —Curt, via e-mail A: My mother was a stamp collector, and when she died several years ago I inherited three of her albums. She specialized in U.S. commemoratives and first-day issues. It was determined that her stamps were not worth much more than face value. As with most collectibles, there are always exceptions to the rule. In mother's albums were several Civil War cancellations, and they were somewhat valuable. My advice is to get some of the better price guides and carefully examine your collection. I realize this is time-consuming, but an educated consumer is better prepared to make decisions. An Internet site I have found helpful is www.theswedishtiger.com

/ID.html You also can order price guides from this company. *** Q: I have a wire recorder that was originally made for the military. Do you know how much it is worth? —Anita, Albuquerque, NM A: The early recording devices were, indeed, used by the military during the mid-1940s. Wire recorders are not very collectible, and most sell in the $45 to $100 range. *** Q: I have a Willkie campaign button that shows a bucking donkey and the phrase I'll Bet My Ass. It is in fair condition. Does it have any value? —Lee, via e-mail A: Your button from Wendell Willkie's failed 1940 presidential campaign is worth in the $10 to $20 range, depending on condition. ST

Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail to questionsforcox@aol.com

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Books Glow Reviewed by Ealish Waddell

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s the two oldest children aboard the starship named the Empyrean, Kieran, and Waverly always felt they were meant for each other. Their home, a vast ark traveling through space, is the only world they've ever known, and all they expect to know until the day the ship finally reaches faraway New Earth and its mission to save the human race from extinction is completed. Life on the Empyrean is peaceful and predictable. The most exciting thing to happen in years is the unexpected arrival of their sister ship, the New Horizon. The Empyrean's passengers look forward to seeing new faces and meeting new friends. None of them ever expect the invasion. In the blink of an eye, the Empyrean is crippled, hundreds are dead or missing, and all of the girls have been kidnapped. Whisked away on the New Horizon, 15-year-old Waverly and her friends find themselves under the control of its creepy captain, who seems to have a fanatical hold over most of the

New Horizon's crew and something sinister in mind for her captives. Unwilling to believe all hope is lost, Waverly fights to sort out lies from truth and find a way to escape. Back on the Empyrean, the remaining boys struggle with the loss of their parents and sisters and try to keep the ship running as best they can. Kieran, already trained for leadership, does his best to hold them together, but as dissent and distrust grow among these frightened kids, so do the fractures in their new makeshift society they now live in. Over the impossible miles, Kieran and Waverly long for each other, each using their love as inspiration to keep going through fear and despair. The things they must do to survive are taking their toll on their bodies and minds. If they finally see each other again, will they have changed beyond recognition? You must read this book Glow to find out. ST

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Stop Pain Now With Acupuncture and Physical Therapy Finally… Relief from Abdominal Pain! By David Pike “Every stomach surgery I had made the pain in my left side gradually worse and eventually, I was unable to live my daily life without a growing list of pain medication. Unable to eat, due to being nauseous and in pain most of the time, I kept on loosing weight. Unable to sleep, my body became very tired and weak and I had difficulty breathing. I am so glad I made the decision to go to ARC Acupuncture & Physical Therapy, because from the very first treatment, I experienced relief for the first time in almost 30 years.” Bring this Ad to your first visit to receive a 50% discount for the initial Acupuncture Treatment.

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Acupuncture For Heartburn

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he wings and beer taste great after that super bowl party... until you lie down and your chest starts burning. If you are like most Americans, you have some antacids or another medication on hand for heartburn —a problem so common that it has become a multibillion-dollar business. Heartburn commonly associated with Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD occurs when stomach fluid flows back into your esophagus to cause chest discomfort. The burning sensation begins in your chest and radiates to the throat causing soreness. A bitter or sour taste may be associated with it. Heartburn often follows a large meal, usually spicy and may particularly occur when you’re lying down or bending over. Medical doctors will treat heartburn with a drug called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to reduce stomach acid production. It is pretty effective, but it doesn’t always work. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine the Stomach dominates the descending energy that guides food down to the digestive system where it is processed for assimilation. Only when the stomach energy or qi is freely going down, can the alternation between emptiness and fullness in the stomach and intestine be maintained. The digestive function will be normal. If the condition is impaired, it not only affects the receiving and decomposing function of the stom-

ach, but also prevents the food from being transported downward, and then nausea, vomiting, including heartburn can occur. This is termed Rebellious Stomach Qi.

Acupuncture & Physical Therapy Ramon Gutierrez, D.O.M. Acupuncture Physician How about acupuncture? Recent clinical trial results were published in Alimentary Pharmacology And Therapeutics, a well respected scientific journal, compared acupuncture to doubling the proton pump inhibitor dose in refractory heartburn. There were 30 patients randomized into two comparable groups. Patients in the PPI doubling group got no intervention but a doubling of the PPI dose. Patients in the acupuncture group remained on the original dose of PPI but also got acupuncture. There was no improvement in the group that got a double dose of PPI, but the acupuncture group reported significant improvements in symptoms. Using a unique protocol integrating acupuncture with standard medical treatment, heartburn can be very effectively addressed with excellent results. For more information, please feel free to call 386-615-4800.

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Senior Service Line Your Family’s Health History by Matilda Charles

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hen time to leave something for the next generations, consider this: There's something even more valuable than albums with carefully identified photos—and that all the details of your family's health history. The U.S. surgeon general has created the My Family Health Portrait, an online tool that helps organize the specifics of your family's health. The potential benefits to the next generations are big. There are certain diseases that can run in the family, like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The risk for high blood pressure can show up through the generations. By knowing what diseases are common in the family, the generations that follow will be able to guard against diseases that might have a hereditary basis. Their doctors will be able to assess which diagnostic and screening tests to run at various times based on family history. To create your own family health file, go online to https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/ to access the online tool. You'll start with questions like your age, gender, whether you were born a twin, and your height and weight. Then the section on diseases or conditions you have or have had in the past.

Then it gets a bit tricky when you have to list your relatives. It's set up like a family tree: You start with your mother and father, if possible, and what you know about their health. Ideally, you can gather information for a total of three generations. At the end you can save the file and update it later as you gather more information, or print out what you have and share it with your family. 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 columnreply@gmail.com

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Section B February 17, 2012 Halifax Humane Society—Tails From The Front By Tyler Stover n 2011, we talked about changes we were making at Halifax Humane Society to create a better world for the animals in our community, both inside and outside of our shelter. While increasing the adoption rate was an important step for us, our work in reducing the intake of animals into our shelter is producing results that may be even more impressive. Spay/neuter surgeries have proven to have the largest direct impact on reducing the number of cats going into shelters. For every 100 cats that are sterilized, there are

58 fewer cats that go into a shelter. No other program has achieved these results. Every year, an adult female cat can produce three litters with an average of four kittens in each litter. When cats are left free to reproduce, it leads to more cats taken in at shelters. Even if you have an inside cat, they should still be spayed or neutered. We take calls several times a month from pet owners who cannot believe their cat is pregnant. It only takes one occasion of them sneaking outside for it to reproduce. Kittens can be safely spayed or neutered as early as two months of age, or when they

are at two or more pounds. Sterilization provides many positive health and behavioral benefits for pets as well. Pet owners that may be unable to spay or neuter their cat(s) due to cost are eligible for a low cost spay/neuter certificate. Prices vary from $20-35 for cats, and low cost immunizations are available at the time of surgery as well. Eligible recipients can purchase certificates at Halifax Humane Society. The certificates can then be used at any participating veterinarian. Right now, you can Beat The Heat at Halifax Humane Society by having your female

cat sterilized for just $20! Spring is a time when many cats reproduce, leaving many cat owners with an unexpected litter of kittens. With the help of PetSmart Charities, Halifax Humane Society is working to prevent overpopulation by providing 300 female cat sterilization surgeries for only $20 in the month of February. Contact us at 386-274-4703 to schedule an appointment for your female cat’s sterilization. This discount is only available for the first 300 cats. ST Tyler Stover is the Community Outreach Director for the Halifax Humane Society. Call him at 386-274-4703, ext. 320.

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t's like the Bermuda Triangle. There's definitely some kind of vortex between the bus stop, the playground, and the boot room of every elementary school all over this country. It's not siphoning airplanes and sailboats into oblivion. It craves something else—something smaller and woollier. It wants mittens. Maybe I should have accepted the mitten drain a long time ago. It was certainly part of life when I was a child growing up in this chilly climate. I spent hundreds of frigid mornings frantically digging through my parents' mitten bin until long after I should have already left for school. Fortunately for keen parents everywhere, the dilemma of lost mittens happens to be the quintessential example of a parenting philosophy known as the Natural And Logical Consequences method. According to this very sensible approach, parents should not throw themselves between their kids and the direct results of the kids' actions. In the case of the lost mittens, it means a parent should let a careless child experience the full brunt of the effects of losing mittens. The child's hands should be allowed to go unprotected from the elements so the discomfort of cold hands can help the child learn to value his mittens and take better care of them. In Canada—particularly the northern boreal forest region, where I raise children —the natural and logical consequences of losing mittens and having to go without when it's minus 40 degrees might amount to more than just a logical breakthrough. The consequences could be something much more memorable—a trip to the emergency room for some frostbite treatment. I looked for a more concrete solution to the problem of missing mittens. I found one in an old classic: mittens-on-a-string. Then I learned a bit of cruel elementary school slang for string-mounted mitts. Some kids call them idiot mittens. It's probably evidence of my own social anxiety issues that I stopped short of branding all my kids idiots by stringing their mittens through their coat sleeves. Instead, I let my boys know that the next one of them to lose a mitten would be sentenced to a full month of wearing the hand-

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knitted, mostly polyester, barn-red pair of mitts my grandmother had mailed us from Nova Scotia as part of our last Christmas package. We called them the punishment mittens. These drafty, single-ply, flea-market mitts were blasts directly from my past. They were indistinguishable from mittens I'd worn when I was in elementary school, and somehow I made it through the 1970s. Compared to the modern fleece mitts of the 21st century, they were abominations—my kids knew it. Regardless of the threat, it wasn't long before my oldest son was trudging out to the bus stop with his little white hands clad in the red, 25-cent mittens zapped here from another decade. I have to admit, I felt a little sorry for him. A month later, his sentence of wearing the punishment mittens was over and my son had proved he was starting to understand their true value. We celebrated his enlightenment with a trip to the store to buy a brand-new pair. It was an important lesson, not just for my son's benefit, but for mine, too. It seems keeping my kids in mittens all winter long, whatever the cost or trouble, is really just keeping myself in mittens. No matter what the parenting books say, we all know what happens in the real world when a real mom has a real kid with really cold hands and long-lost mittens. “Here,” the mom will say, tugging somewhat irately at her own gloves. “You can wear mine.” ST

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Acupuncture And Sinus Relief

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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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“My chronic lower back pain is much better now. I owe it all to Dr. Phan’s acupuncture treatments.” —Dr. Ingris, Veterinarian “I had extreme pain down my back, buttocks and legs all the way down to my ankles. After acupuncture treatments with Dr. Phan, I am now pain free and able to do daily activities. A non-drug, non-surgical solution— acupuncture has been a tremendous help for my sciatic pain.” —Dr. Romaniello, DMD “I had a nerve compression on my neck which disabled me from turning left or right. Because of the severe neck pain, I could not drive nor sleep comfortably. Dr. Phan’s acupuncture treatments resolved my neck condition. I am now pain free.” —Dr. Revollo Humberto, M.D.

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Pet Care Dog Hates Bathtub by Sam Mazzotta

Dear Paw’s Corner: My German shepherd, Silky, is 10 years old and has developed hip dysplasia, which makes her pretty uncomfortable. She avoids slippery floors and she hates the tub, but I need to give her a bath. Any way I can do this better to keep her comfortable? —Jack T., Oklahoma City Dear Jack: There are a few ways to help Silky stay comfortable while being bathed. First, try placing a large, wet towel in the tub that she can stand on to gain traction. Lift her into the highsided tub rather than make her jump in. Work with a second person and tandem lift her, with one of you cradling under her chest and the other cradling her midsection and then tucking the other arm between her back legs and supporting her belly. A step-in shower is an even better option, if you have one. Again, put down a wet towel so that she feels secure standing or sitting. In warm weather, you could set up an inflatable kiddie pool and fill it with

warm water. This gives big dogs enough room to sit or even lie down during their bath, and they can just walk into it over the low sides. During the bath itself it's important to work fast. Keep Silky's collar and leash on so you can hold her still as you wet her down (either with warm water scooped in a cup or using a sprayer attachment), add soap (only soap formulated for use on dogs), then rinse. Talk soothingly through the whole process. Once complete, lift her out of the tub onto a nonslip rug and toweldry her fur, then give her lots of praise and a treat. ST Send your questions or tips to ask@ pawscorner.com or write to Paw's Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853.

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Gout: The King Of Diseases And The Disease Of Kings

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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.

Where Does It Hurt? by Dr. Yong Tsai

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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Model A Ford Restorers Meet At Bishop’s Glen Special to Seniors Today

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n the last Saturday of each month, Crankin A's members like to gather in Holly Hill at Bishop’s Glen retirement community, to share their restored Model A Fords and enjoy breakfast together. According to past president, Al Wanser, there are 50 active club members, most of whom own vintage Fords. They offer rides to Bishop’s Glen residents and any other lucky spectators, providing them with a taste of yesterday while riding up and down Bishop’s Boulevard in a colorful parade. ST

Eric Evans, added an electric fan to make summer driving a bit cooler in the 1930 Ford Model A sedan.

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Members bring a mini-car show of a dozen or more Ford Model A cars from the 1930s to share with each other every month.

Crankin A’s members line up their Model A Ford sedans, roadsters, and trucks in front of Bishop’s Glen.

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Cirque Mechanics’ Boom Town Special to Seniors Today

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ourney to a time and place rich in adventure as The Peabody presents Cirque Mechanics’ Boom Town on February 29 at 7 P.M. What do you get when you combine the daring acrobatics of an inspired familyfriendly Cirque show with the wonders of the old west? Boom Town transports you to an 1865 mining town, where you will see some of the most amazing trampoline acrobatics you've ever seen, not to mention performers climbing up swaying telegraph poles, dancing on a swinging chandelier, flying high and fast on a revolving crane, flipping and jumping on moving ore carts, and balancing on whiskey jugs! Early mining inspired machines serve as the playground for prospectors and adventure seekers as the acrobats of Cirque Mechanics transport you to the California Gold Rush town of Rosebud, where an unlikely discovery sets off a series of hilarious and unexpected events full of lore, excitement, and adventure of the Old West! Bring the whole family for this acrobatic troupe The New York Times calls “exceptional, evocative, eye-catching, ear-catching, and engrossingly entertaining.”

Combine the elements of all great Cirque shows: jaw-dropping acrobatics, comedy, dance, gymnastics, contortion, and music, and you have Cirque Mechanics Boom Town. The Wild West, the spirit of adventure, and gold mining provide the backdrop for death-defying stunts and surprises, runaway ore carts and aerial feats. With a dramatically different setting than its hugely popular three predecessors, Cirque Mechanics and Cirque Mechanics Bird Factory, Boom Town is aimed to enthrall the whole family audience. ST Tickets for Cirque Mechanics’ Boom Town are $35 & $42 for adults & $15 for students/youth, plus service fees, and they can be purchased at The Peabody Box Office, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach weekdays between 10:30 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. and Saturdays between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M., or by calling Ticket Master at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster. com or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Now, 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, so please call 386-6713469. For additional information, please call the box office at 386-671-3460.

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The National Award-Winning Follies Dancers Will Perform On Their Hometown Stage

Strange But True Chill Your Rubber Bands? by Samantha Weaver

It was English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley who made the following sage observation: “Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.” If you put your rubber bands in the refrigerator, they'll last longer. It's not just the tiger's fur that has stripes; its skin is striped, too.

Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center US 1 at Wilmette Ave. Fri., Mar. 23, 7:30 P.M. • Sat., Mar. 24—2:30 & 7:30 P.M. & Sun. Mar. 25—2:30 P.M. Tickets $15 • All Seats Reserved Call The Box Office At: 386-676-3375

Holy Cross Senior Lunch Bunch

You probably know that the iconic film Rocky starred Sylvester Stallone in the leading role, but you might not be aware of the fact that he wrote the script, as well. The sale of the rights to the script came just in time; he had a total of $106 in his bank account and was trying to sell his dog for lack of the means to feed it. In the winter of 1932, Niagara Falls froze solid. Madame Tussaud started creating her famous wax figures in 1777 and created

many models during the French Revolution. She traveled around Europe displaying wax figures (both the ones she created and ones she inherited from her mentor), and she opened her first museum in London in 1831. Today there are branches located in the United Kingdom, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Vienna, Moscow, Bangkok, Dubai, Berlin, and Hamburg, plus five U.S. locations. It's appropriate that there are more locations in American than in any other country, since so many Hollywood celebrities are recreated in the museums. In fact, in 2006, Shiloh, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's baby, became the first infant to be memorialized in wax for Madame Tussauds. Those who study such things say that apples are more effective than caffeine at waking you up in the morning. ST Thought For The Day: “The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.” —Franklin P. Jones

Do you need a

ns o i t a v r Rese ired! Requ Feb. 23 Chicken Noodle Soup, Corn Bread, Applesauce, Dessert, & Beverage Mar. 1 Chili, Roll, Salad, Dessert, & Beverage Mar. 9 Baked Ziti, Garlic Bread, Salad, Dessert, & Beverage

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Caregiving?

Caregiver’s Day Out may be the Answer! • Thursday, March 8 • 9 am–2 pm • Thursday, April 12 • 9 am–2 pm • Saturday, May 19 • 9 am–2 pm • Thursday, June 14 • 9 am–2 pm Care receivers can expect smiling faces, a safe environment, a light meal, and fun activities. Care givers can expect 5 hours of free time... and there’s absolutely NO COST!

Interested? Contact Sherry McElveen 386-677-3581, ext. 311 First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach 336 South Halifax Drive (on the peninsula)


Local Hope And Help For Families

Magnolia Gardens

by Jan Martus

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have been passionate about fashion and the effects apparel has on people for as long as I can remember. The apparel industry is so diverse and ever changing and I love it! I primarily work in domestic and international apparel distribution. Due to the economic crisis in Florida, I developed a great interest in creating a project that could be put in motion immediately to help families that were in need of children’s clothing. The goal is for parents to have the opportunity to have the clothing that they needed as often as they like at a reasonable cost. (To actually be able to shop but at a price that they could afford.) To begin, I purchased thousands of pieces of name brand children’s clothing. I advertised in several areas that I would be available to meet anyone in need at specific designated sites in Central Florida. Families could meet at these sites to shop for what they needed and the cost would be minimal. As low as a 95 percent savings from what they would originally pay for retail. I regularly purchase the clothing from many resources where I have established relationships. The clothing varies in sizes from newborn to size 14. All are of good quality and current styles. Many of the clothes are closeouts, merchandise from stores that are clearing out their inventory, sample pieces etc. We make the clothing affordable! How affordable? How does fifty cents per piece sound! My goal is to work consistently to create a constant flow of inventory that is in abundance for the community to have access to getting children’s clothing as often as they like. We continuously do have to purchase the clothing because we are not a nonprofit organization. We do not have the benefit of accepting donations. If anyone is interested in finding a nonprofit organization that accepts donations I would suggest Amigos Unidos. They helps children all over the world. The organization also focuses on the specific needs of the children in several areas of Colombia, SA which has made a significant difference. Contact them at www.amigosunidos.org Who do you help at your sites? We work with many single mothers, teen mothers, grandparents raising their grandchildren, foster parents, etc.

An Apartment Community Designed Especially for the Senior Citizen 62 Years Of Age and Older. Rent is based on income. Applications will be accepted in person at

Magnolia Gardens Apartments 1031 4th Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32117 Call today for more information and to schedule your appointment for placing an application for housing Is there help with anything in addition to clothing? Although children’s clothing is our primary focus we do help families find many needed items at a low cost such as children’s strollers, swings, high chairs, etc. In many cases, we get to know the families. For example: We have one mother that has an autistic child that loves killer whale stuffed animals. We found several for her including one sight and sound toy from Sea World. Normally this toy would be very expensive but we were able to get it for $2 One of the benefits of what we offer is that since the parents are actually shopping for the clothes at our site, they can find clothing that is an extension of their child’s personality. Maybe it’s a favorite NBA team or character or whatever they feel their child will enjoy wearing. Fashion is ever changing so why not shop for current clothing that makes children enthusiastic about what they are wearing. Sometimes the right outfit can bring out confidence and effect the way they feel. We want to bring out that freedom in children at a cost that parents can afford. ST Contact Jan Martus at jb9201@earth link.net if you would like more information or the dates and location of meeting so you may have an opportunity to purchase items at a low cost in an effort to help improve your current situation.

Monday–Friday, 9 A.M.-3 P.M.

(386) 255-9113 1 Bedroom Apartments Magnolia Gardens is a beautiful community that offers 88 one bedroom apartments. The apartments have carpet, stove, refrigerator, water, trash removal, air conditioning, pest control, and maintenance. Common areas include coin–op laundry, inside mailboxes, attractivedecorated community room, and lobbies.

Senior Home Owners 62 and older… I’m Ryck Hundredmark—a Reverse Mortgage Expert at Affordable Home Loan Corp. Our clients usually have extra cash flow for life!

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King’s Crossword

1 Les Miserables author

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5 Brooks or Blanc 8 Vintage video game 12 Crudites veggie 14 Elliptical 15 Working 16 Peru's capital 17 Tokyo's old name 18 Attacked suddenly 20 Emergency light 23 Denomination 24 Lairs 25 Secretly 28 Past 29 Egg-shaped 30 Mentalist Geller 32 Busy 34 Conrad of "Diff'rent Strokes" 35 Ostentation 36 Property divider 37 Frolic 40 Turf 41 Hebrew month 42 Going there 47 Schnozz 48 Move to a new home 49 Examination 50 ___ volente 51 Recognized

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Showtime alternative Coffee shop vessel Obtained Earthy pigments Magical power Xanadu band, for short Operatic text Courteous "Metamorphoses" writer Appellation Pleased Relinquish Rue the run Rx overseers' org. Toy block brand Soon, in verse Unseen problems Absolute ruler Campus area Advanced math, for short Midwestern state Chemical suffix Writing pad Adorn Popular cream-filled cake Kindly bloke Lotion additive Tousle Normandy battle town Born Pale Dined on Evergreen variety

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Favorite Foods Easy Banana Bread by Healthy Exchanges

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don’t know about you, but I don’t think you can ever have too many banana bread recipes! This one is about as easy as they get.

3. Place pan on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes, Remove bread from pan and continue cooling on wire rack. Cut into 8 thick slices. Serves 8. Freezes well. ST

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⁄2 cup fat-free sour cream 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 1 egg or equivalent in egg substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 11⁄2 cups reduced-fat biscuit baking mix 1 ⁄4 cup chopped walnuts Sugar substitute to equal 1⁄2 cup, suitable for baking

• Each serving equals: 148 calories, 4g fat, 4g protein, 24g carb., 290mg sodium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1⁄2 Fruit, 1⁄2 Fat.

Crossword Puzzle On Page B-10

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9by-5-inch loaf pan with butter-flavored cooking spray. 2. In a large bowl, combine sour cream, sugar substitute, mashed bananas, egg, and vanilla extract. Add baking mix and walnuts. Mix well to combine. Spread batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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6 Week Session When: Monday & Wednesday, 1:30 P.M. Where: Daytona Beach Shores Community Center Starts: March 12th

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Rebecca M. Becker Elder Law Attorney & Mediator

Dedicated to helping you and your family be prepared for whatever life brings. “Legal preventive maintenance” for peace of mind. Providing for your health care, your loved ones, and your property through:

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• Health Care Directives & DPOAs • Asset Protection • Probate Avoidance • Medicaid • Wills & Trusts • Probate • Guardianships • Real Estate “Personal & Confidential Attention in a Comfortable Atmosphere” Tel: 386-672-4365 Ormond Beach, Florida www.BeckerLaw.net The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about qualifications and experience.

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March 2012

NEW Exclusive Offer: Move In By March 31st For 20% Off The Monthly Rate Monday March 5 3:15 pm

Understanding Probate How probate works, and how to avoid it. Randal L. Schecter, Elder Law Attorney

Wednesday March 28 2 pm

Wednesday March 14 6 pm

Veteran's Aid And Attendance Benefit Presentation Are You A Veteran or the Spouse of a Veteran (living or deceased)? You May be eligible for a special veterans pension. This is a Presentation for Families of Wartime Veterans and Surviving Spouses. Understanding Veterans 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

Parkinson's Monthly Group Meeting Ask the Pharmacist Individuals with Parkinson's disease often experience a variety of debilitating symptoms, many of these symptoms can be curtailed and managed with appropriate medications. Dr. Accardi will address the topic of Parkinson's medications in an open forum allowing for questions and answers from the audience. Dr. Roger Accardi, Owner, Accardi Pharmacy Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacy, University of Florida & Lake Eerie College of Medicine.

Wednesday March 28 6 pm

Planning for Long Term Care. Living A Long Life Requires More Than Good Luck. What's Your Plan? With advances in medicine, people today are living longer than any generation before them. However, the longer you live, the more likely it is that you will need care. If you do need long term care, it could impact your family as well as your retirement plan. Are you prepared? Learn the Facts. Join us for an informative session. Donna Higbee, CFP, Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Wednesday March 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)

Thursday March 22 1:30 pm

Do You Have All the Facts on Whether You Should Keep Your Home or Move to a Retirement Community? Understanding the risks of managing your home alone. What are all of the true costs of owning your home vs. living in a retirement community. Have you been caught off guard by expenses or challenges in managing your home lately? Are you aware of all the budget expenses for your home? What are the risks? Tips on making savvy business decisions, and planning strategies for your next move. Mike Pepin, Realtor/Broker, Pepin Real Estate

All Events Free of Charge and Hosted at Bishop’s Glen Auditorium (**Florida Room when marked)

Please RSVP to 386-226-9110

Assisted Living Facility 5052 • Non-Profit Organization • www.bishopsglen.org

900 LPGA Blvd. Holly Hill, FL 32117 • 386-226-9110

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