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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014 • Photos
David Cech was born in East Chicago, Indiana. His first piece of art, made at 7 years old, was a flower made from colored tile pieces on a wooden board. He studied art at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois and at Oakton Community College. The piece shown here is painted in oils on canvas, the inspiration straight out of David’s imagination. Samples of his paintings are exhibited at the Uptown Blanco Art Studio on 3rd street. David thoroughly enjoys the Tejas Art Class.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
We all want to look and feel as great as possible. A great way to do this is to make sure you are having plenty of antioxidants in your diet. With all of the chemicals and toxins we breathe in, ingest, etc it’s more important than ever to do this.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014 • Photos
My name is Sarah Shumake and I am your 2013-2014 Blanco County Fair and Rodeo Queen. As the summer comes to a close it’s once again that time for girls from both the North and South end of our county who will be entering their freshmen, sophomore, or junior year of high school to sign up and participate in the annual queens contest. For the past three years I have had the greatest opportunities: traveling all over the Texas Hill Country, meeting new people, improving my public communication ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
There is the great deal of controversy around the truth of including fats and oils in our diet. Many people say that fat and oil cause some common degenerative diseases. The reality is that unhealthy oils create unhealthy people and healthy oils build health in people. Our brain, nervous system and every cell in our body contains some form or fat or fatty acids.
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 ...