Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 15

Stay healthy

By Donald Kaul Republicans have hatched a health care plan that will bring down costs dramatically. It’s called “Die Young.” It mainly targets the poor. Democrats have a plan, too. It’s called “Appoint a Commission of Experts; They’ll Know What to Do.” Though less effective than the GOP model at lowering costs, it has the …

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Jun 15

Pricery groceries

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner It’s no secret rising food prices are hitting consumers hard in the pocketbook. The USDA has estimated that food prices will increase by 3 to 4 percent during 2011. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center and Tyson Foods found that one in …

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Jun 15

Prepare for disasters

Planning what to do in case of a disaster is an important part of being prepared. The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to safeguard their records. Some simple steps can help individuals and businesses protect financial and tax records in case of disasters. “There are real benefits to being prepared for catastrophic events like tornadoes …

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Jun 15

Prostate cancer: Most men do not like to discuss it, but should

By Bob Moos, Special to ETR More than 2 million American men count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. Many have early detection and treatment to thank for their lives today. Most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer don’t like to talk about it. I’ve learned that from friends and family who have been through …

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Jun 15

Gardening questions

By Dennis Smith Spring and summer brings an abundance of questions to the Extension office concerning gardening problems. Squash and Tomatoes are two of the most popular crops grown by East Texas Gardeners. Following are some of the common problems and possible gardening solutions you may be encountering. Q. Why won’t my squash set fruit …

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Jun 15

A healthy dad for Father’s Day

For many, June can be a month to take time out of busy schedules to appreciate and celebrate the men in our lives.  With Father’s Day, June 19, quickly approaching, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight loss support organization, offers hints and tips to keep dad healthy and active.  Whether you’re …

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Jun 15

Keep cancer off the BBQ grill

Some people may be reconsidering plans to grill hot dogs and steak based on a new report supporting the link between red and processed meats, and increased colorectal cancer risk. But, experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center say that small changes to what — and how — you grill can keep …

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Jun 15

Memory lane

By Pat Story, Special to ETR Painting the water tower, toilet-papering teachers’ houses and stuffing a dead bat in one of the teacher’s desk drawers hardly scratches the surface of the pranks the Class of ’61 laughed about at their recent 50-year reunion. Three of PTISD’s distinguished alumni come from the Class of 1961, and …

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