Health

Nancy’s Notions by Nancy McDonald

Five simple ways to boost your energy levels Want more energy? Who doesn’t? We’d all like to be able to do more and feel better doing it. Despite what TV ads tell you, fast-fix energy drinks aren’t the answer. The key to boosting energy is making healthy, lasting lifestyle changes. Here’s a quick rundown on…

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Garza County sees first COVID-19 related death

As of Monday, July 13, Garza County totaled 18 Covid-19 cases since the first confirmed case on April 27. Eleven of the 18 are currently active while seven are recovered. Garza County falls under the Region 1 Heath Department which is the health organization responsible for the tracing of positive cases in the area. Surrounding…

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Camping during Covid-19

By Dakota McDonald/The Post Dispatch— Despite Covid-19, Camp Post scouts still were able to experience summer camp this year thanks to precautionary measures required by the South Plains Council and the state. “Camp is still open in spite of Covid-19,” Scout Executive Nathan Baie said. “Scouting is committed to keeping kids safe and we recognize…

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Post WIC Clinic closes due to COVID-19

The Post WIC Clinic office, located across from United Supermarkets, will remain closed to clientele due to Covid-19. “Due to Covid-19, we cannot have our clients in the building for their safety and ours,” said Michelle Ortiz, Primary Health Care. “Please feel free to pull up to the door and call us or knock.” Those…

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Every Cook and Cranny

Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini   Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 Minutes Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 large garlic cloves, minced 2 medium bell peppers, chopped 1 lb boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” pieces 1 cup corn,…

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Every Cook and Cranny

By Elizabeth Tanner Jalapeno Party Poppers With the Fourth of July in full swing, folks are firing up their grills. Luckily, this jalapeno party popper recipe serves as the perfect appetizer for any summer cookout or get together. Ingredients: 12 medium jalapenos 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup finely chopped cooked chicken…

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Making the call

Texas A&M AgriLife employees volunteer to make phone calls to potential COVID-19 infected individuals By Dakota McDonald— With an upsurge in COVID-19 cases, the Lubbock Health Department has more work than it can handle so Garza County Extension Service employees have stepped in by calling potentially infected individuals. In fact, many Texas A&M AgriLife employees…

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Alzheimer’s research

10 activities to practice every day By Scott Finley It’s hard to believe we are hitting mid-June already. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s affects around 400,000 Texans and almost a million and a half caregivers. While there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s, there are things residents can do to promote…

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Every Crook and Cranny

By Elizabeth Tanner Tuscan Chicken Pasta Bake Ingredients: 8 oz uncooked penne pasta (2 3/4 cups) 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped (from 8-oz jar) 1 jar (15 oz) Alfredo sauce 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon crushed red…

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Summer food program in full swing

The Post ISD Cafeteria has began their summer food program. Meals are available for pick up only, no delivery is available. Breakfasts and lunches are provided from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the south door of the cafeteria via the parent pick up lane. Those interested in signing up for the summer food program…

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