Blanco County News
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
I know a lot of people who suffer from environmental allergies and they are tired of taking medications and want to enjoy life especially during times of high pollen counts. There are a few reasons for this. I want to discuss one of the primary possibilities that most people don’t think about regarding seasonal allergies.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014
1. Cookware: eliminate aluminum and Teflon; use glass, stainless steel, iron, corning ware. 2. Eat good fats for mineral absorption energy and mood (avoid margarine, shortenings, hydrogenated oils; use grass-fed butter, olive oil, coconut oil). 3. Eat quality protein such as salmon, grass fed beef, organic chicken, pasture-raised eggs (about 4 ounces at each meal) for rebuilding and mood. 4.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014 • Photos
On the morning of 10 July, 1943, LST 344, soon to be named the USS Blanco County, waited amidst the American invasion fleet laying off the coast of Sicily. Earlier that morning paratroopers were dropped inland and the first wave of landing craft had headed towards the shore near Gela.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
There are several nutritional components we should look at as we get older. As we age, our body has a more difficult time either digesting or absorbing nutrients or both. There are several nutritional needs for almost every elderly person. By knowing what to look for and how to fix it, this will help almost any elderly person live a much healthier and happier life. You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb: Technically any nutrient isn’t in our body until it is absorbed in our small ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
While I can’t tell anyone to take or not to take medications, I can discuss the research and natural approaches. Here’s some data for you…from the Journal of Rheumatology Annually more than 70 million prescriptions are written and more than 30 billion sold OTC in the US 13 million people in the US use NSAIDs regularly. The estimated number of annual hospitalizations in the US for serious gastrointestinal complications is at least 103,000 with direct costs exceeding $2 billion. There ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 26, 2014
Statistics from the National Weather Service report total property damage from weather events in 2013 at $8.8 billion, down from $32.8 billion in 2012 and $20 billion in 2011. July brought the most weather—related deaths for the past two years with 103 in 2013 and 156 in 2012, mostly related to tornadoes and extreme heat.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014
I would like to reflect on and give my gratitude to the Patriots of WWII; living and deceased. In Remembrance of all you gave and sacrificed, for our country, We Thank You. This week in history; we remember D - DAY, June 6, 1944. The Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, France - resulting in a devastating blow to Germany.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014 • Photos
Seventy years ago the greatest military operation in history unfolded on the Normandy coastline of France. The Allies began their long awaited crusade to liberate Europe which had been under Nazi occupation since 1940. America’s strategic focus from the beginning was a cross channel invasion to liberate France and then drive towards Germany.
, American Legion Post 352
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Posted May 23, 2014
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There is evidence that women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War in remembrance of the Confederate Dead. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5,1868 and first observed May 30,1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
Your Texas Realtor® can help you in selling and buying houses every day of the week. But they can’t make that house a home…That’s where Mom steps in… Thanks to all Mothers everywhere and everything they do to enrich our lives. When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan; When you thought I wasn’t looking… I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn’t looking… I saw you f ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014 • Photos
One of Martha Dickman’s daughter’s, Brenda Fry, is a Florist whose designs and arrangements for weddings, etc… have inspired her to start painting. Due to illness, Martha is unable to drive. Also, being home much of the time, painting has become an important part of her life. Her other daughters, Beth and Martha Ann have bought her everything she needs with which to paint. Her friend, artist Tricia Banner, has been so nice to get her to Blanco from her lifetime home in San Antonio, maki ...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 25, 2014
A new roof is a major investment and it has to protect you all the time and must withstand Texas' extreme weather. Is your roof failing or it needs to be replaced? Yes, what do we do now? Most roofs in Blanco’s Historic District are corrugated metal roofing and they have been around for hundreds of years.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014 • Photos
On Saturday, March 22nd a veteran’s music benefit was held in Blanco County. The benefit was the fulfillment of a dream by organizer Harvey Trahan. Although the benefit did fulfill a dream for Trahan, it is not an end. Rather, it is a beginning. The Military Veteran Peer Network is off to an exciting start in Blanco County!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
Every year, countless children are abused and neglected by the ones they love and trust. It is time for each of us to speak up for these children so that they may live safe, happy lives. Figures released by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services show in 2013, 156 Texas children died from abuse and neglect.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
Calling Central Texas home isn’t new for Victoria Celestine, but it has been awhile. “It’s really nice to be back in Blanco after 8 years across the sea. It’s definitely always been a home even when I was gone. It was the first home that I ever lived in from 0 to 3 years old, and it’s great to be here again.” she told Blanco County News.