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Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. It’s a good deal. Medicare subsidizes the outpatient drug benefit, generally paying about 75 percent of the program’s … more
Last month I stood in the middle of the circle of desks at the State Board of Education taking the oath of office. As I was standing there, repeating my oath being administered by Senator Larry … more
The Annual Friend to Friend Women’s Health Program is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10 from noon – 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 203 Meadowbrook Street in Mineola. Hope you can … more
Pasta can be a staple at many meals. Did you know there are over 600 types of pasta? Pasta is an excellent source of carbohydrates and can be combined with a protein choice or vegetables to make … more
Who loves to walk in the door after a long day at work and be greeted by the aroma of a warm soup in the slow cooker? Slow cookers offer many benefits in the kitchen. Keep these tips in mind when … more
The Wood County Extension Office will be offering a “Do well, be well with diabetes” class series this month. Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or perhaps need a refresher with new … more
The Annual “Home Sweet Home for the Holidays” Program will be held Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. (same program will be repeated) in the Fellowship Hall at First Christian … more
Once again Texans celebrated Arbor Day, on Friday, Nov. 3. Last year this column addressed some of my favorite trees for East Texas; this year I’d like to write about trees that no East Texan … more
If you are in the forage business you need to be on the watch for armyworms. I have already had reports of armyworm damage. With the recent rain, producers need to be diligent in watching their … more
When attempting four seasons of blooms in East Texas gardens, winter can be a challenge. Annuals like pansies and snapdragons can provide winter color, but a very cold spell like the one we had in … more
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