RAINS COUNTY POST May 2005 EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT My favorite things about Rains County: This is my first time to live “in town”, but still be in the country. I can go to the grocery store, post office, church, gas station, hardware store, feed store, or a place to eat in five minutes or less. I like that! My hobbies are: Doing anything with my family, especially Brady & Bree Allie. I love sports, and I love being outside on “the Place” with my family, the animals, and all of God’s creation. My pet peeve is: Arrogance. The people who influenced me the Name: Susie Shipp most were: My family, especially my Mom Place of Birth: Greenville, TX. Family: Al & Glenda Shipp (parents), One thing that I’ve always wanted to Jason & Stacy Rolen (sister & brother-in-do is: Scuba dive. law), Brady Rolen (nephew), Bree AllieFour words that describe me: Caring, Occupation: Rains County Library Aide. If I could have any job in the world it Date that I became a county employee: would be: Working with the animals Brief description of your job My favorite t.v. show is: It’s a toss up responsibilities: Circulation desk & between CSI and Law & Order: SVU.My favorite movie of all time is: Pets: At the present, two horses, I don’t think I have just one, I like all two donkeys, four nannie goats with Community Activities: Since just moving here in December, I’m not real active in the community yet, but I am getting to know more of the people and making THANKS FOR YOUR lots of friends. I do enjoy my church,YEARS OF SERVICE! Believers’ Baptist, & have been working with the children and youth there. My favorite place to vacation is: Sheila Brimer.10 years Datona Beach, Florida, or any other Cheryl Buffington.4 years white sandy beach. I haven’t been toShirley Weeks.4 years Gary Phelps.3 years Blake Cooper.2 years iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! WITH SYMPATHY Nancy Brixey.May 7 Our sympathy goes out to Linda Wallace.May 15 Nancy Brixey in the death Amy Wallace.May 20 Jerry Huskey.May 26 of her sister. Laura Pate.May 30 NEW COUNTY EMPLOYEES A MESSAGE FROM JUDGE DOUGHERTY Tina Gaston.District Clerk’s Office Larry Teague.Road & Bridge Dept.
“United We Stand and Divided We Fall.” So well stated by George Morris in the
Susie Shipp. Library
mid 1800’s is still true today. This point
John Iley.Sheriff’s Department
his recent presentation to a mixed groupat the Rains County Courthouse Annex. Mark is a motivational speaker from theTexas Association of Counties at Austin
and came to Rains County at my request. His presentation was labeled “Harmony in the Work Place.” The audience consisted of employees
and Rains County. Heavy emphasis was placed on good communication
and trust, compounded with respect and appreciation for your fellow worker. By practicing these traits we are allwinners. The best relationship is a “win,
win” and can never be an “I win, youlose.” Mark had a notable impact on the group with a lot of positive feedbackafterward.
Congratulations to Linda Wallace on the birth of a new granddaughter.
Let’s continue to grow by building andexpanding our team. Thank you to all of
and participation. We truly are a team. qqqqqqqqqqqqqqq
COFFEE CANS NEEDED The Rains County 4-H Club is collecting empty 1 & 3 pound coffee cans for an upcoming 4-H project. If you have any coffee cans that you would like to donate, please contact Texas Cooperative Extension at 903-473-2412.
16 years old & younger. For additionalinformation, contact the Rains County
Sheriff’s Department at 903-473-3181, or contact Texas Cooperative Extensionat 903-473-2412. Protecting Your Bones Getting older increases your risk RAINS COUNTY of bone thinning and osteoporosis, especially if you are a woman. EXTENSION IS ONLINE Common sense and modern medicine have found ways you can protect The Rains County your bones. Before you decide on methods to strengthen your bones, Extension is available consult with your doctor and follow online at: medical recommendations. Calcium On our website you will find the Rains County Post Just about everybody knows that Newsletters, news releases calcium is necessary for strong bones, but still most adults don't get enough. from our county agents, A sedentary lifestyle, smoking, excessive upcoming events, & links drinking, and low estrogen can lead to to other interesting web weak, porous bones. sites. Women over 50 years old need 1200 mg of calcium a day. Be sure to check it out! Bone mineral density is significantly greater in women who get 1200 mg of calcium each day. Fractures are also reduced when calcium levels are adequate. It is likely your doctor will recommend a Fosamax is commonly used to calcium supplement to ensure adequate prevent and treat osteoporosis in levels as you age. postmenopausal women. It is available only by prescription. It has been shown Vitamin D to slow and even stop bone loss with few side effects. In a three year study, Vitamin D is required for the absorption Fosamax was shown to reduce hip of calcium. Older women with low levels fractures by more than half. of Vitamin D are at greater risk for hip fracture. You need 400 to 800 IUs of Women using Fosamax have also Vitamin D daily. Vitamin D is made in shown actual increases in bone density. the skin after exposure to sunlight, but It seems to have fewer side effects than most people don't get enough sunlight most other drugs, but is hard to digest to produce adequate levels. Vitamin D and has to be taken exactly as is found in eggs, saltwater fish, liver, prescribed. and many foods are fortified with it. Most multiple vitamins contain 400 IUs Actonel is a drug used in the treatment of Vitamin D. and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It appears Exercise to be effective in slowing bone loss, increasing bone mineral density, Bones need stimulation — weight bearing and reducing the risk of fractures. exercise. Walking will do just fine, Like Fosamax, Actonel can be difficult as will almost any other exercise that to digest. involves continuous movement. Physical activity builds muscle mass — Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) which protects bones from injury. Studies have shown that even the elderly For nearly 30 years HRT has been used can build muscle and bone strength with to relieve the symptoms of menopause. regular exercise. It has also been the most commonly prescribed treatment for osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation However, recent studies have called recommends 30 minutes a day of weight into question the benefits of HRT in the bearing exercise. The benefits last only reduction of hip fractures. In addition, as long as you keep exercising, so stay women on HRT are at increased risk active for life. for breast cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, and pulmonary Fosamax and Actonel embolism. These medications have shown positive There are a few benefits of estrogen plus results in controlling bone loss in progestin, but overall the harm seems to postmenopausal women. Both of these be greater than the risk. Talk to your medications are available by prescription doctor and weigh theevidence and your only. Ask your doctor if they might help options beforemakingany decision you. regarding medication. Osteoporosis is a serious disease that A Thought To Ponder mostly affects postmenopausal women. There are a number of treatment options, but there are notable side effects It all depends on the way you with many of them. You should work very closely with your medical team to look at things ! make sure you are choosing the best treatment methods for you. One day a father & his rich family tookhis son to a trip to the country with the firm purpose to show him how poorpeople can be. They spent a day & anight in the farm of a very poor family. When they got back from their trip the It Could Happen To You! father asked his son, "How was the trip?""Very good Dad!" "Did you see how poorpeople can be?" the father asked. "Yeah!"Joe had ducked into the men’s restroom & had barely sat down before he heard "And what did you learn?" The sona voice from the other stall say, “Hi, how answered, "I saw that we have a dog are you?” at home, & they have four. We have apool that reaches to the middle of theNow, Joe is not the type to start a garden, they have a creek that has noconversation in the restroom. But he end. We have imported lamps in theanswered, somewhat embarrassed: garden, they have the stars. Our patio“Doin’ just fine!” reaches to the front yard, they have aAnd then the other person said, “So, what whole horizon." When the little boy are you up to?” What kind of question is was finishing, his father was speechless.that? Nonetheless, Joe replied, “Uh, I’m His son added, "Thanks Dad for showinglike you, just traveling!” At that point, as Joe tried to get out of Isn't it true that it all depends on there as fast as he could, there was yet the way you look at things? If you another question: “Can I come over?” have love, friends, family, health, good humor & a positive attitude Well, this was all becoming just too weird for Joe. Joe figured that he would towards life you've got everything! just be polite, but end the conversation. You can't buy any of these things, “No. I’m a little busy right now!” but still you can have all the material possessions you can Then Joe heard the person say nervously, imagine, provisions for the future, “Listen, I’ll have to call you back. etc., but if you are poor of spirit, There’s an idiot in the other stall who you have nothing! keeps answering all my questions!” Author Unknown
1 (3.9 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk½ cup water
1 8 oz. container frozen whipped topping,
1 12 oz. container frozen whipped topping,
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
(about 1-1/2 pounds total)1/2 teaspoon salt
instructions. Cool completely. Then cut into
condensed milk. Mix until smooth, then fold
in 8 oz. whipped topping until no streaks
remain. In a trifle bowl (or glass serving dish)
Cut six 12" x 16" rectangles of aluminum foil.
pudding mixture, and half of the 12 oz.
1/4 teaspoon garlic in the center of each
container of whipped topping. Repeat layers.
rectangle. Top with the chicken breasts and
Put chocolate sprinkles on top for decoration.
season with the salt and pepper. Top with the
Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
orange slices; drizzle with butter and orange
juice concentrate. Bring the edges of the foiltogether and seal the ends of the foil well. Place the packets on the grill rack, cover, andgrill for 20 to 25 minutes, or until no pinkremains in the chicken and the juices run clear.
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