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DID YOU KNOW... “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand And “lollipop” is the longest word typed with your right hand. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn’t you?) No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet. The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak,’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”(Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u) TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (Some days that’s about what my memory span is.) A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. A snail can sleep for three years. (I know some people that could do this too.!) Almonds are a member of the peach family. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. Babies are born without kneecaps.They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite! Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing. The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. There are more chickens than people in the world. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. Now you know more than you did before!!

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An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could

tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.

He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his

head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.

The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked

inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.

Curious I pinned a note to his collar: ‘I would like to find

out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.’

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note

pinned to his collar: ‘He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he’s trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?’

TRUE OR FALSE? I hope you guys do better than I did! This information is according to www.mythbusters.com. 1.It’s hotter in the summertime because the Earth is closer to the sun. 2.Waterproof sunscreen can cause blindness if it gets in your eyes. 3.If you stare at the sun, even during an eclipse, you could go blind. 4.Too many visits to the tanning salon can damage your internal organs. 5.If you go swimming less than an hour after eating, you will get stomach cramps and drown. 6.Sunscreens with an SPF of 40 or 50 do not provide significantly more protection against UV rays than SPF-30 sunscreens. 7.If you are stung by a jellyfish while swimming in the ocean, you should have someone urinate on the sting. 8.Eating bananas will attract mosquitoes, while eating garlic will repel them. 9.You can get sunburned through a window. 10.Having a good “base tan” will help prevent sunburn if you’ll be spending a lot of time in the sun.

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March, 2009 Cold Winter It was already late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky he couldn’t tell what the winter was going to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the tribe should collect firewood to be prepared. But being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, ‘Is the coming winter going to be cold?’ ‘It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,’ the meteorologist at the weather service responded. So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared. A week later he called the National Weather Service again. ‘Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?’ ‘Yes,’ the man at National Weather Service again replied, ‘it’s going to be a very cold winter.’ The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find. Two weeks later the chief called the National Weather Service again. ‘Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?’ ‘Absolutely,’ the man replied. ‘It’s looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we’ve ever seen.’ ‘How can you be so sure?’ the chief asked. The weatherman replied, ‘The Indians are collecting firewood like crazy.’

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“Thumb Sucking” Do you have a child over two or three who sucks his thumb, finger, or pacifier? If so, now would be a good time to really work with him on breaking this habit. In addition to spreading germs, a sucking habit can have serious consequences on your child’s teeth, jaws, and appearance! The longer the habit goes on, the more severe the problems become. When a child who sucks his thumb comes into my office, I can see the signs of his bad habit immediately. For one thing, many children who suck on a thumb or finger will have an open bite. This means that their front upper and lower teeth do not touch. Since these teeth are designed to cut food into bites for chewing, if they do not touch then your child will have to shift to their back teeth. This will cause difficulty cutting their food into manageable bites. Often times, if the habit has been going on for a while, then the child may also have a more narrow, protrusive upper jaw. This will make their front teeth stick out even more and an actually change the shape of their face, drastically altering their appearance. The child will usually require braces and/or facial surgery as a teenager in order to correct the damage done by thumb sucking. Many children only suck their thumb in their sleep, so it can be a difficult habit to break. However, due to the seriousness of the problems it can cause, especially the longer it goes on, it is not an issue you want to continue to ignore. If your child sucks his thumb, make sure to ask your dentist about it on his next check up. And make sure to have regular check ups for yourself and your children. Especially you moms! So many of you neglect yourselves and your dental health because you’re so busy making sure everyone else is taken care of. Remember though, early detection of problems results in far less pain and expense in the long run. So take care of your teeth and they’ll take care of you!

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IF IT’S NOT WATER... IT’S NOT WATER! I told myself the same thing that many of you tell yourselves. I drink plenty of fluids. Coke, Diet Coke, Tea, or Coffee. But, your body needs ‘free’ water. According to wikipedia.com, Lean muscle tissue contains about 75% water. Blood contains 95% water, body fat contains 14% water and bone has 22% water. The human body is about 60% water in adult males and 55% in adult females. Drinking fluids is great. However, if you want your body to be healthy, then you need to drink pure, clean water. And, don’t wait until you are thirsty to get a drink. You should keep some on hand. By the time you actually become thirsty, your body is already becoming dehydrated. If you take any living cell and dry it out, it will die. It cost me about $20 per month to have really cold and very hot water available at the touch of a button. I get it from Aerobic Water. I know that I can see a huge difference in the way I feel since I have ‘kicked’ my Diet Coke habit. And, I also kicked off about 40 pounds. Just give it a try, and see how much better you feel.

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I was searching for some easy diabetic recipes, since we have our grandson, Ayden, 2 and half, coming to stay with us for a week found these super easy recipes that anyone would like. I have to admit I haven’t tried them yet, but I will when they get here. So, I hope you will enjoy them as much as I think our grandchildren will. Also, my husband, Jimmy, and I will be celebrating our 35th anniversary on March 23rd. How about that? I can’t believe he has put up with me for that long! If you would like a certain recipe found and you don’t have the time, email me at auntpat@texastwister.us and I’ll do my best to find it. Take care and have a great month. Chicken Tacos Servings: 6 Recipe Ingredients: 1 package taco shells - (12 shells/ 6” dia) 1 package taco seasoning mix - (1 1/4 oz) 1 lb cooked chicken, shredded, or torn into small pieces - (2 2/3 cups) 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, (6 oz) 3/4 cup nonfat sour cream 2 cups shredded lettuce 1 cup diced tomato 3/4 cup chopped onion Recipe Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the taco shells on a cookie sheet. 2. In a skillet, combine the taco seasoning and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; add the cooked chicken and simmer 10 to 15 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed into the chicken. 3. Bake the taco shells 5 to 7 minutes, until warm. 4. Place 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture in each taco shell. Top each with 2 tablespoons Cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon sour cream, some shredded lettuce, diced tomato, and chopped onion. Serve immediately. This recipe yields 6 servings. Serving size: 2 tacos. Exchanges Per Serving: 4 Lean Meat, 2 Starch, 1/2 Fat. Nutrition Facts: Calories 408; Calories from Fat 143; Total Fat 16g; Saturated Fat 4g; Cholesterol 82mg; Sodium 685mg; Carbohydrate 28g; Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 5g; Protein 35g. Tropical Snack Mix Recipe 4 cups Post Spoon Size Shredded Wheat Cereal 2 cups dried fruit mix = (such as prune, apricot, or pear) 1 cup Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut Recipe Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. This recipe yields 16 servings. Serving size: 1/16 of recipe. Exchanges Per Serving: 1/2 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1/2 Fat. Nutrition Facts: Calories 120; Fat 3g; Saturated Fat 2.5g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 25mg; Carbohydrates 25g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 13g; Protein 2g. Comments: This easy snack mix is a great low fat choice. It’s also very low in sodium. Great Substitute: Substitute Post Spoon Size Frosted Shredded Wheat Cereal for Post Spoon Size Shredded Wheat Cereal.

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March, 2009 WHY MEN DON’T WRITE ADVICE COLUMNS Dear Walter, I hope you can help me. The other day, I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn’t driven more than a mile down the road when the engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband’s help. When I got home I couldn’t believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbours daughter. I am 32, my husband is 34 and the neighbours daughter is 22. We have been married for ten years. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they had been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. He won’t go to counselling and I’m afraid I can’t get through to him anymore. Can you please help? Sincerely, Sheila ....................................................................... Dear Sheila: A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors. I hope this helps, Walter

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AROUND THE CAMPUSES

Beta Club Convention Competitions Entered: Math, Science, Social Studies, Spelling, Quiz Bowl, Banner, Scrapbook, Oratory, Acrylic Painting, Pencil Drawing, Colored Pencil Drawing, and Special Talent. The girls in Talent (Rachel Parsons and Megan Marlborough) performed an original song written by Megan and advanced to finals.

On January 15th, the Chik-fil-a cow came to Lee Elementary to promote Lee Spirit Night. The District 13 2A UIL District Debate Meet was held yesterday. Caddo Mills teams took home 1st and 2nd place. The 1st place team was Aaron Gill (senior) and Matt Randolph (freshman) and the 2nd place team was Kim Randolph (freshman) and Lexi Tadlock (freshman). Kim Randolph was also named top speaker. Both teams will advance to the state meet in Austin on March 15th - 17th. Picture from left to right : Lexi Tadlock, Austin Fitzgerald, Kim Rhodes, Ashley Neal, Coach Crystal Phillips, Aaron Gill, Cayley White, Matthew Randolph, and not pictured - Cody Swafford abeth Rutherford, Sydney Beasley, Coach Pete Rowe Middle row: Shana Wells, Amanda Beene, Lindar Spaulding, Hannah Hopkins, Kristen Maxwell Bottom row: Jamie Gracy, Daniella Leal, Lauren Swain

The 8th grade A volleyball team won 1st place at Caddo Mills Middle School Volleyball Tournament “Spike Fest� 08. Top row from L to R: Tayler Elliff, Sierra Campbell, Eliz-

Alex Lowry - Football - Rice University

Athletes Sign With Colleges!

Ryan Calender - Football - University of Arkansas

5th Grade students at Kathryn Griffis Elementary had a busy month in January. The TOTS program (Teams of Tomorrow) performed at half time of a varsity basketball game. Students were able to show off their ball handling skills.

Aaron Gill - Cross Country University of Texas at Arlington


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Don’t Be Too Busy to Teach! When we are living our day to day lives, do we take time to think about our habits? The way we discipline, our language, our housekeeping, or whatever it may be, and how it affects our family? I just realized this past weekend that sometimes I would get busy and my kids wanted to do something, I would just say no. And, when they asked why, I didn’t take the time to explain things to them. It was easier to say, “Because I said so”. It is our duty as parents to teach our children. We shouldn’t rely on their school, or others teaching them. It’s our job! A job that was given to us by

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God, as a blessing! I decided to work on this part of my parenting. When my children ask me something I try, key word try, to explain to them the results of that particular action. I try to explain to them in a language they can understand. If my 2 year old is crying for a cookie, I am talking to him and explaining, “Dinner is almost ready. How about some yogurt, and after dinner you may have a cookie”. It’s amazing how he understands. With older children you may go into it with further explanation of why we don’t eat cookies before dinner. Explain how we need to eat something healthy, if we can’t quite make it until dinner is finished. Parents, I am not saying that you should explain yourself to your child. You are the parent and your child is the child, and it’s very important that your child knows that. However, it’s a good idea to teach your child so they can understand, and when you are not available they can still make good choices.

It’s almost spring again. At least some days feel like spring. Then for a couple of days it is winter all over! We just have to grin and bear it. We will be complaining about the too hot weather soon, but wouldn’t you hate to live up north? We can always find something to be thankful for. This month you get some recipes that aren’t hard to make and they are good. So until we get some fresh vegetables out of the garden we will have to have canned or frozen. Oven Fried Chicken with Honey Butter Sauce 1 C. all purpose flour 8 T. oleo (1 stick) melted 2 t. salt ¼ t. pepper 2 t. paprika 1 – 3 to 4 lb. chicken cut into 8 pieces Honey Butter Sauce 4 t. (1/4 C.) Oleo ¼ C. Honey ¼ C. lemon juice Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, salt, pepper, and paprika in a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture. Pour the melted oleo into a 9” X 13” baking pan. Add pieces of floured chicken in a single layer, turning chicken to

coat with oleo. Bake skin side down for 30 minutes. While chicken is cooking, make sauce by melting the oleo in a small pan and beating in the honey and lemon juice. Turn chicken pieces, pour honey butter sauce over them, and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until tender. Spoon pan juices over chicken and serve! Enjoy! Better Baked Beans 1 C. diced cooked ham ½ t. dry mustard ¼ C. firmly packed brown sugar 2 T. finely chopped onion 1 C. pineapple chunks in heavy syrup (drained) 2 cans (1 lb. each) pork & beans Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 1-1/2 quart baking dish. Drain the juice from the chunked pineapple and save for later use. In a large bowl, combine the ham, mustard, brown sugar, onion, pineapple and ¼ C. of the reserved pineapple syrup. Spoon 1 can of beans into the baking dish. Spoon ham-pineapple mixture over the beans; top with remaining can of beans. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until brown and bubbly on top. Enjoy!! Vegetable Stuffed Peppers 6 med. Size green bell peppers 4 T. oleo ½ C. chopped onion 2 C. cooked corn kernels 2 C. cooked cut green beans 2 med. sized fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 t. salt Pepper to taste 1 C. grated cheddar cheese Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Wash the peppers; slice off tops and remove seeds. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook peppers for 5 minutes; drain well. In a small skillet, sauté onion in oleo for 4 to 5 minutes, just until soft. In a large bowl, mix the corn, green beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper; stir in the onion. Fill peppers with the vegetable mixture; sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Place stuffed peppers in an ungreased baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until peppers are tender and vegetables are heated through. Enjoy!!


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OVER MEDICATED AND UNIFORMED?

by Ginger Lane

“Walking, Mom just ‘needs’ to walk.” My sister, Debby, told me. “Walking, what are you talking about? What do you mean, she needs to walk?” I asked. “I don’t know, Ginger, she just says she has to walk, gets up, and makes several rounds through the house.” Ok, I’m no doctor, but from about 100 miles away from my parents, that sounded more than a little bit weird. My mom is the most sensible, well-rounded person I’ve ever known. When I got her back on the phone, when I questioned her ‘need’ to walk, she was defensive. And, being defensive was also not in her nature. All the things that had kept me from visiting in the last couple of months were now not so important. And, the first thing I thought of was the enormous amount of medicine she had been given by her doctor. I had questioned her in the past as to why she was taking all of it because, outwardly, she looked to be the picture of health. She said, “Because the doctor told me to.” It didn’t take long for me to make the trip back home to see for myself. It just didn’t seem real, like it could really be a problem. We were all sitting around the den, and my mom got up and took off towards the back part of the house. I followed. She asked me where I was going, and I told her I was going to find out where she was going. I could see that she was a bit agitated and her steps were a bit shuffled. She told me she was just going to walk, I asked why, and then the words I really didn’t want to hear. My wonderful, smart, level headed mother told me she didn’t know why, she just had to walk. Tears came to my eyes, and a my flight or fight reaction took over in the fight mode. When we made our way back to the kitchen or her pharmacy, I asked her to get them out, and explain what each one of them was for. There were 13. And, we were able to have a conversation about other symptoms she was having. I went home and spent the next 25 of my waking hours on the internet. I researched each one for side effects. And, I found the culprit. And, the news wasn’t good. One of the medications she was taking was Reglan, or generic name metoclopramide, for acid reflux. And, one of the side effects was drug induced Parkinsonism. The condition was 95% irreversible in women her age. She had taken Rolaids for years, but when she asked her doctor if it was ok to use Rolaids with all her other medications, he quickly whipped out the prescription tablet and gave her more drugs to take. I wanted to be sure, so I took the list of drugs to 3 pharmacies, gave them the symptoms, and asked if they could tell me which one they felt might cause them. Not one pharmacist had a clue. Not one. But, the information I got from the internet was clear. Stop taking the medication immediately, and get to a neurologist! I wasn’t sure my mother was in the mood to take my advice, but I made the call. I didn’t want to scare her, but since it was just a treatment for heart burn, I felt safe in getting her to stop taking it. She agreed, and she also made the appointment to see the neurologist. She took her list of medication with her, and after the list was examined, she was instructed to stop more medications, and she made an almost overnight recovery! According to www.yourhealthbase.com drug induced Parkinsonism is common. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have just released the results of a 15- year study aimed at determining the incidence of the various types of parkinsonism in a representative sample of residents in Olmsted County. During the period 1976 through 1990 the researchers documented 364 cases of parkinsonism. Most of these (42 per cent) were classified as Parkinson’s disease, but an astounding 20 per cent was deemed to have been caused by poisoning by pharmaceutical drugs. The incidence of drug- induced parkinsonism was particularly high among women where it accounted for 28 per cent of all cases. We were very blessed. But, please, be careful of your medications. Talk to your doctor before stopping any medications. Most of them are safe. Make sure each of them is necessary and not producing side effects worse than the illness. There is so much information available to us now. We can be informed about cause and effect. Alternative treatments are at the touch of a button. If you don’t have access to the internet, can’t get to a library or please ask for help. Being overmedicated and uninformed can be a recipe for disaster.

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Royse City High School Band and Choir students participated in UIL competitions and 18 qualified for the State competition. Ten students from Royse City HS attended the UIL Vocal Solo and Ensemble competition at Rockwall HS. Each of them sang a solo. Seven of the students received a Superior, or First Division, rating, two received an Excellent, or Second Division, rating, and one received a Third Division, or Average, rating. I am proud to have these students represent our district as they forge forward with many “first” for themselves and our department. Each student who participated worked hard and learned much from the experience. Choir: Division One Rating/Qualify for State Solo Competition Katie Baxter Lauren Pettitt Division One Rating Rachel Dennison Al Jones Kaylan McGaughy Cassandra Sanchez Josh Thompson Division Two Rating Savana Lemmon Ran Iguchi Division Three Rating Ashley Nickerson Band:

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Students of the Mighty Bulldog Band participated in the UIL solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, Feb 7th. The following Received Division 2 ratings: Kaley Palmer, Clarinet solo Julie Byrd, Marimba solo: Kris Stephens, Alto Sax solo: The following received Division One ratings: Stacy Hood, Flute Solo Christina Barsoum, Clarinet solo Valeria Trevino, Clarinet solo Lisa Walters, Alto sax solo Paul Geyman, Trumpet solo Travis sanders, Trumpet solo Alec Henderson, Trombone solo Kishonna Thomas, Trombone solo Apryl Ervin, Snare Drum solo Flute Quartet: Megan Frauendorfer, April Lopez, Rachel Reel, Taylor Spinks: Division One Rating The following students received Division One Ratings and qualified for the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest. Dylan Nailling: Clarinet Solo Courtney Rogers: Clarinet solo Rick Stevens: Alto Sax solo Sean Smallwood: Baritone Solo Kyle Geyman: Snare Drum solo Michael Stowers: Marimba solo Brass Sextet: Malary Brandow, trumpet, Ty Johnson, French Horn, Lee Radley, Tuba, Quinton Reel, Trombone, Taylor Roberts, trumpet, Sean Smallwood, baritone Percussion Ensemble: Erika Dupree, Marimba, Alex Mathis, Vibes, Michael Stowers, Xylophone, Trixie Van Winkle, Marimba. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

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Students and staff help celebrate Royse City ISD School Board Appreciation Month. We held a student art contest and the Board voted to recognize the following artists. First Place – “Girl Reading” - Scott Elementary 4th & 5th Grade – Mrs. Conoly’s Art Class Second Place – “A Place In Space” – Chana Osborne, 8th Grade – Ms. Marquis’ Art Class Third Place – Clayton Watson, 6th Grade – Mrs. Moore’s Art Class Congratulations to our students and teachers! And thanks to our School Board for all they do!

All of the 5th graders at Scott have been published. We have each made a poetry book. Each student has an individual book published with their poetry. And then we published a classroom book. All of the books are hardbound. They have turned out really nice!


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Q. When my mother passed away last year, we were told that the funeral director could not dye her hair because it would not take right. Prior to her death, mother had been in the hospital for a very long time and she just didn’t look like herself without her darker hair. Is this really true or could we have colored mothers hair for the funeral? Shannon (Quinlan) A. At the moment of death, the natural breakdown immediately begins to happen to the body. The heartbeat ceases, the blood flow stops and the body will become cold. Most professional hair dyes rely heavily on the natural body heat of the scalp to assist in the satisfactory completion of the chemical reaction of hair dyes. While the funeral director may not have been able to use the hair dye as per the instructions included with such dyes, there are other ways to create the

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same effect without relying on body heat. Once the dye is placed on the scalp, a hair dryer can be used to ‘heat up’ the scalp. Once the hair is completely dry, the hair needs to be conservatively rinsed. Due to the much needed natural body heat, the final results may not have the same dramatic color that you are used to seeing but the hair will take on a large amount of the color. The best option for coloring the hair of a deceased loved one is to use a hair rinse. A rinse follows the same concept as permanent dyes except they do not rely on body heat to complete their process. A rinse will place a layer of color on the hair shaft but does not penetrate the hair itself, as with permanent dyes. A rinse can be washed out easily so there is no need to apply water following the process. Once the hair is cleaned and conditioned, the rinse is applied onto the hair. After it is massaged in, the hair is dried and styled as usual. The rinse form of dyeing the hair truly creates the best and most dramatic results. Either option is very time consuming and may take great patience on the side of the funeral director to complete but as they say the end justifies the means. If a family can receive a small comfort during the most tragic time in their lives, then every effort is worth it and

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should be pursued with honor and compassion. (If you have a question that you would like answered in this column, please write to ASK THE DIRECTOR c/o Ingram Funeral Home P.O. Box 2218 Quinlan, Texas 75474).


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Lady Buffs Softball 2009

The winners this year were:

LONE OAK, TEXAS HOME OF THE ANNUAL HEE HAW HOG HUNT!! JK Feed held the 3rd annual Hee Haw Hog Hunt in February this year. And, they had quite the turn out. They had thirteen teams show up and prizes were awarded to the top three heaviest. Each year, more hunters are showing up for the HHHH. Sunday is the time for the ‘showing off’ and weighing in.

First Place Johnny Brown, Heath Brown and Brandon Denison ....251 pounds Second Place Jess Worley and John Delcore......174 pounds Third Place Josh Rohmer and Gary Billingsly .......164 pounds And, consolation prize to Nick Hackett for the smallest hog, which was referred to as the “European Pig”. (Photo Right) Photo courtesy of Lone Oak Newsletter


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By Pastors Dean & Ruth Remmers FaithisaLifestyle@yahoo.com

Why blame God when things don’t go right? God is good, and He still performs miracles today. However, He’s not obligated to go beyond His Word. We need to be looking at our own reflection to find out who’s responsible and looking to the Word of God to turn things around. Here are a few simple truths about faith that will get you from wanting to having: But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:23, 24) FAITH ISN’T worrying and crying and trying to “get God to do something.” Faith knows that it’s done. We ask God for something and believe that we have received it. We don’t have to cry or crawl or beg. Faith doesn’t run on emotion. Faith isn’t a feeling. Begging isn’t believing. Faith works by love, through the Word of God. It’s not faith to think, “Well, if this doesn’t work, then I’ll do this other thing.” We don’t try faith to see if it works. We trust God, we confess His Word, and we rest in the assurance of His promises. FAITH ISN’T “just waiting on God” to do it. According to some people, they’ve been “waiting on God” for years. And all that time God was waiting for them to obey what He has already told them in His holy written Word. We are to be led by peace if the Bible doesn’t address a matter specifically (Colossians 3:15), but there are several things in the Bible that we know are God’s will. For example, He wants everyone to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4). So, if we pray for Uncle John to get saved, and nothing seems to happen, does that mean that God doesn’t want Uncle John saved. NO! It means we need to learn how to exercise our faith for our loved one’s salvation and to pray effectively; pray like the Bible teaches us to. Pray the Ephesians prayers (Ephesians 1:17-23 & 3:14-19) over them so “the eyes of their understanding will be enlightened” to the Gospel or pray that laborers be sent into their pathway (Matthew 9:37-38). FAITH ISN’T saying you’re well when the Doctor confirms you are sick. We can’t cure a disease by saying it’s not there. However, if you say “my disease” then your words have taken ownership of that disease. And why would you accept a delivery of disease and/or death when you are believing God for health? We don’t deny that someone is sick, we deny the sickness’ right to exist in his/her body. We believe God’s Word that by Jesus’ stripes we are healed. He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed. (I Peter 2:24, Amplified) FAITH ISN’T believing one minute and whining the next. Making faith-filled confessions is what believers

March, 2009 do to activate the Word of God in their lives. This is a consistent effort to keep God’s Word in your mouth instead of rehearsing the circumstances. If you’ve developed the habit of complaining, make the decision now to replace negative thoughts with God’s promises. It’s not hit and miss—up one day and down the next. Stop yourself when the sewage of doubt, gossip, and unbelief begin to spew out of your mouth. Instead, take the scriptures that you are standing on and say them out loud in faith to see the situation change. If you stay with the Word of God it will change you and it will change your circumstances. “God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19, NIV)

Local author and Bible teacher Ruth Remmers is asking for help from the ladies of the area. She is currently interviewing women of all ages who want to share something extraordinary that God has done in their lives. “This book will have the testimonies of women from all walks of life telling how they trusted God through difficult and even impossible situations,” Mrs. Remmers said. “These testimonies are not only giving God the glory He deserves, but they also encourage other women going through similar circumstances.” Mrs. Remmers formerly taught algebra at Terrell Middle School and at Wills Point High School, and she and her husband owned a portable building business in the area. The Remmers are currently pastoring Life of Faith Covenant Church, located on Hwy. 34 at Joyce Road in Kaufman. Their column, “Faith is a Lifestyle,” is published monthly in the Texas Twister newspaper. For more information, please call 903217-6988. Pastors Dean & Ruth Remmers Hwy. 34 & Joyce Road Kaufman, Texas 903-217-1988 Life of Faith Covenant Church

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FHS Band Students Rank High Marks at Recent Contests

The FHS Panther Band attended the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Mesquite High School on Saturday, February 7, 2009. According to Marty Filip, “The students prepared their music well and represented Ford High School and Quinlan with pride. Congratulations to these students for representing the FHS Band and Ford High School with high performance standards!” These students earned a Division 2 or Excellent Rating: Valentino Nevarez - Trombone Derek Smith - Trombone Roman Reeves - Trombone Zack Robinson - Bari Sax Bunnarong Kuch - Trumpet Charles Humann - Trumpet Kevin Curb - Trumpet Moran Smith - Trumpet Trevor Dodge - Trumpet Brittany Sutton - Flute Kristin Rozoto - Snare Drum These students earned a Division 1 or Superior Rating: Adrian Echeverria - Clarinet Christen Langley - Clarinet

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FHS History Department Sends 15 to State History Day Competitions On Wednesday, February 11, 2009, the FHS History department took thirty-nine students to Texas A & M - Commerce to compete in the Regional division of National History Day competitions. According to History teacher Joneita Kelly, “Our kids did very well!” Students placing in the Regional National History Day include: • Group Performance: 1st place - Caleb Moore and Megan Kleiber (qualified for state); 3rd place - Heather Moore & Dakota McCarty • Group Documentary: 2nd place - Rosa Espino, Robert Pitts, Brooke Pruitt, & Aaron Butler (qualified for state) • Individual Documentary: 2nd place - Brittany Johnson (qualified for state) • Individual Exhibit: 3rd place - Katrina Freeman • Group Exhibit: 1st place - Kayla Sims & Kayla Warner (qualified for state) AND - TIE 2nd place - Sarah Baker, Justin Bigham, & Justin Bremer (qualified for state) - and -2nd place - Tyler Barrett & Britton Wise (qualified for state) • Individual Paper: 1st place - Amy Landess (qualified for state); 3rd place - Bunnarcak Kuch • Best in Show: Kayla Sims and Kayla Warner - project about Dr. Seuss was chosen as the best entry of the day out of all categories. FHS has seven entries (fifteen students) that qualify for

Blue Belle Alumni Reunion and Performance

Scheduled by Joneita Kelly FHS Teacher and former belle

The Belles turn 40 this year and we are

trying to contact all former Blue Belles. The Belle Alumni will perform in the Blue Belle spring show.

FHS Jazz Band Earns First Division 1 Rating Since Formation - 5 Going to State

Practices will start February 10th and will be ev-

These students performed their solo memorized and

FHS.

earned a division 1 rating which certifies them for UIL

State Solo and Ensemble Contest in San Marcos:

night before the spring show. I am looking for con-

Bunnarcak Kuch - Euphonium

tact information (e-mail, mailing address, etc.) for

Justin Kizer - French Horn

all former belles.

Jason Kizer - French Horn Dakota Reynolds - Bari Sax Heather Moore - Clarinet Mr. Filip says, “Congratulations to these band students for their hard work and well earned ratings!!!!”

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ery Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at

We will also have a Blue Belle Reunion one

For more information or to send contact

information please e-mail Joneita Kelly at joneita. kelly@quinlanisd.net. Include your name, contact info, and years that you were a belle in the e-mail.

Best in Show: Kayla Sims and Kayla Warner - project about Dr. Seuss was chosen as the best entry of the day out of all categories

the State History Day Competition that will be held in Austin on May 8th & 9th. Kelly goes on to say, “Quinlan students placed in every category that we entered. At the State Competition, students have the chance to qualify for the National History Day Competition. Our students represented QISD and FHS with greatness. We are very excited!”

QISD Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Did you know... Quinlan ISD offers a free, full-day pre-kindergarten program at Joe Martin Early Childhood Center for those who qualify. Your student must be 4 years old by September 1, 2009.

Beat the rush!!

EARLY REGISTRATION - May 11 - 15 REGULAR REGISTRATION - August 3 - 6 What you need to bring: Birth Certificate Social Security Card Shot Record Proof of Income - preferably a W2 or 1040 Proof of Residency - utility bill Register at the JMECC campus! We look forward to educating your child. Casey Johnson, Principal (903) 356 - 4400 ph


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Well, it’s the same old story. Warm and cold. The fish that were holding in the shallow water, have backed out in deeper water since the cold front on Saturday 2-21-09. The water looks good and what fish we are catching are good quality fish, from 3 to 7 pounds. We are not catching the numbers but they are decent fish. The water temp. is between 52 degrees out on main lake points to the upper 50’s and low 60’s in the backs of the shallow creeks. I am using red and crawfish colored lipless crankbaits and the new Lakefork Trophy lure Wack-N-Worm in green pumpkin. Its a little early yet but there are a few fish on main lake points to be caught on a chatterbait with a 3.5 inch lakefork swim shad, in white and shad colors. Looks like the wind is going to keep on blow-

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ing, so get on the main lake points and keep searching the edges of the grass in 4 to 8 feet of water. They will show up soon and go to eating these swim baits and they will be good fish. When fishing the Wack-N-Worm, fish it slow and make deliberate casts to the grassy edges and the standing timber. I’m using these baits in watermelon red and green pumpkin also with the tail dipped in chartreuse dye fished slow. Just remember be careful and courteous out there, we all want to have fun and

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Fishing Report From Lake Fork Jerry Bonner from Irving, Texas spent his Valentine’s Day fishing Lake Fork. He stopped in at Froggy D’s and purchased his minnows and was happy to stop back in on his way out to provide this fishing report. Jerry was crappie fishing and from 2:00 to 4:30pm and he limited out (25 fish) in this short time period. He was fishing off the point of Little Caney in 55 ft deep water, but on a 40 ft. hump. He was using minnows 3 rounds off of the bottom. He caught most females with eggs, but some very nice size crappies. *** Last Minute Fishing Report from Froggy D’s: February 22, 2009 There was a crappie weighed in at 3 pounds. Which for the folks familiar with Lake Fork this is just under the Lake Record! *** Ben Clay from Moline, Il, fishing by the 515 bridge caught a 3lb black crappie using a ultra light rod and reel. This fish was caught using shiners.

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ANSWERS TO TRUE-FALSE QUESTIONS ON PAGE 1. FALSE! The Earth is actually closer to the sun in January, and farthest from the sun in July. It’s not the distance from the sun that causes the change in seasons, but our position relative to the sun. The Earth is tilted at a 23.5degree angle to its orbit around the sun. In the summer, even though it’s slightly further from the sun, the northern hemisphere is tilted so the sun’s rays hit it more directly than they do in the wintertime, which is what makes it hotter. Because the days are longer in the summertime, the sun also has more time to heat up the Earth. The Earth’s tilt is also why the seasons are reversed in the southern hemisphere. 2.FALSE! An email that circulated on the Internet in 1998 told the frightening tale of a 2-year-old who got waterproof sunscreen in his eyes. The mother claimed that because it was waterproof, she wasn’t able to flush it out with water or the child’s natural tears, and had to rush him to the emergency room. Even after doctors cleaned his eyes with special chemicals, the child was blind for two days. However, no details were provided to substantiate the facts of this story (the boy’s full name, the brand of sunscreen, the name of the hospital, etc.). Tales such as this that fail to provide any details can generally be safely disregarded. Just because a sunscreen is waterproof doesn’t mean it can’t be flushed from the eyes with water or tears. And while sunscreen can irritate your eyes, there is no evidence that it can cause blindness. The American Academy

March, 2009 of Ophthalmology and the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System both released statements indicating that this story was a hoax. 3.TRUE! Direct sunlight can damage the retina -- lightsensitive nerve endings in the back of the eye -- causing impaired vision or blindness. You should never look directly at the sun. Dark sunglasses or even a welder’s helmet will not protect your eyes, not even during an eclipse. 4.FALSE! Variations of this cautionary tale have circulated by email for several years. For example, a young woman wants to look good for her wedding or other formal event, but is told at the tanning salon that she is limited to 30 minutes a day. Eager to achieve a “healthy glow” in time for the big day, she visits every tanning parlor in town over the next few days, maxing out her time at each one. At or soon after the event, the woman emits a foul odor and/or dies, and it is discovered that she has essentially cooked her internal organs. Tanning lamps emit ultraviolet light waves, and ultraviolet radiation only penetrates one-sixteenth of an inch into your skin -- not nearly enough to affect a human’s internal organs. So while tanning, either naturally or on a tanning bed, can cause skin cancer or eye damage, it cannot harm your organs. 5.FALSE! Not once has a drowning death been attributed to “swimming with a full stomach.” Yes, swimmers can develop cramps in the water, but few are the result of eating right before swimming. And unless you can’t swim (in which case you should wait until you’ve had lessons before hitting the water), no cramp would be serious enough to prevent you from swimming to safety. 6.TRUE! Tests have shown that sunscreens with an SPF of

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