Health

Coronavirus update

According to Texas Health and Human Services, Garza County recently reported 278 positive Covid-19 cases. Currently, three are active with 262 recovered and 13 deceased. Residents are advised to wear a mask in public settings and follow CDC guidelines such as frequent handwashing and social distancing. For the most up-to-date case counts and Covid-19 information,…

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Nancy’s Notions by Nancy McDonald

Food and mood Nancy McDonald Have you ever felt “hangry?” That is, hungry and angry. According to the American Heart Association, you must understand how food and mood interact to make good nutritional choices and avoid emotional or impulse eating. Maybe it’s no coincidence that food and mood are just a letter apart; the two…

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Health Clinic to receive Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

Commissioners’ Court By Dakota McDonald With Garza County Health Clinic recently approved as a Covid-19 Pandemic Provider, Garza County Health Care District Administrator Brandi Fannon announced that the Garza County Health Clinic will begin administering the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine once the vaccine is allocated by the state at the Jan. 11 commissioners’ court meeting. Originally…

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Nancy’s Notions by Nancy McDonald

Build your child’s bone bank account Nancy McDonald Your child’s bone health might not be your first concern when you think of how optimal nutrition impacts your kid’s health. After all, osteoporosis largely affects older adults. But, with adolescents reaching 90% of their peak bone mass by age 18 (for girls) and age 20 (for…

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Heater safety

By Ryan Bowman— Summer and fall have faded in to a blur, and winter is in full swing across the Texas plains. While most imagine scorching heat, dusty plains, tumbleweeds and record high temperatures, winters across the Texas plains are among some of the coldest reported in the country. According to Amarillo.com, the town of…

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4-H canned food drive a success

Garza County 4-H members recently teamed up with the Giles W. Dalby Correctional Facility to collect canned and nonperishable foods to help restock Garza County Trailblazers Senior Citizen Center’s pantry which has recently been depleted due to Covid-19. According to Garza County Agriculture Extension Agent Danya Peterson, the drive was an extreme success. “Our community…

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Norman addresses public concern of unenforced face mask mandates

Commissioners’ Court By Dakota McDonald County Judge Lee Norman addressed public concern regarding unenforced face mask mandates at the recent commissioners’ court meeting. In public comment, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charles Morris informed the court that he had recently received calls from constituents concerning local officials’ lack of enforcement regarding the wearing of face masks in…

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Handle Thanksgiving food safely

U.S. Department of Agriculture— WASHINGTON— Americans will enjoy a delicious meal on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends – either in person or virtually. Taking the necessary steps toward safe food handling and sanitation will help protect you and your loved ones this year. To make sure your Thanksgiving meal is prepared safely, the U.S. Department…

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Trailblazers Update

Curbside delivery to be continued By Patsy Bilbo The board of directors has met and agreed that curbside delivery is working well and will be continued for the time being. Volunteers will bring your meal to your car – how easy is that! This is a great service to so many local seniors as one…

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