RAINS COUNTY POST
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 Allie
Four 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 to
Shirley Weeks.4 years
Gary Phelps.3 years
Blake Cooper.2 years
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
to be effective in slowing bone loss,
increasing bone mineral density,
Bones need stimulation —
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
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.
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
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 the evidence and your
only. Ask your doctor if they might help
options before making any decision
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 took
his 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 son
a voice from the other stall say, “Hi, how
answered, "I saw that we have a dog
at home, & they have four. We have apool that reaches to the middle of the
Now, Joe is not the type to start a
garden, they have a creek that has no
conversation in the restroom. But he
end. We have imported lamps in the
answered, somewhat embarrassed:
garden, they have the stars. Our patio
“Doin’ just fine!”
reaches to the front yard, they have a
And 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 showing
like 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!”
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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