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HCM sets semi-annual heart screening for teens

Imaging trying to walk through concrete. Every step becomes more difficult as the concrete hardens and your legs turn from stiff to rigid.That's how organizers of Hill Country Memorial's heart screening program "SCORE" describe a rare congenital heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a stiffening of the heart muscle that traps blood in the heart and can lead to an abnormal cardiac

Musings from Stonebridge - Gardening in May

With the spring rains we are experiencing, our gardens and the countryside are ablaze with various shades of green and vibrant color. We have been blessed, and hopefully, these rains will continue into the summer months.If you have cool-season flowers such as pansies or snapdragons they are most likely looking pretty spent by now with the rising temperatures, remove them to the compost pile and

USDA Announces $30 Million Available for Food Entrepreneurs and Ag Producers to Develop New Products

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making $30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines. Funding will be made available through USDA's Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.Farmers and ranchers are creative people who, with a little help, can put that creativity to work and improve the bottom line for their operations,"

USDA Announces $30 Million Available for Food Entrepreneurs and Ag Producers to Develop New Products

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making $30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines. Funding will be made available through USDA's Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program.Farmers and ranchers are creative people who, with a little help, can put that creativity to work and improve the bottom line for their operations,"

Raising the Stars and Stripes

Mustard Seeds

Memorial Day has been established as a federal holiday to remember those of our fallen service members-valiant men and women who gave what Abraham Lincoln called "the last full measure of devotion" to a cause greater than self. It is only fitting that we pause to remember them and the sacrifices they made so we can enjoy the blessings of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."...

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Help Mom with Her Retirement Income Strategy

Mother's Day is almost here. This occasion may have special significance for you if you've been fortunate enough to have your mother around for your adult life. So naturally, you'll want to bring Mom some flowers or another gift. But if she's planning to retire soon, you may want to think about a longer-term way to improve her life — namely, by initiating a conversation about her retirement

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