Health

Clinic offers antibody testing as fifth case is confirmed

Monday, May 18, Garza County received it’s fifth confirmed Covid-19 case. All tracing will be done through the Region 1 Health Department. According to Texas Health and Human Services, three of the five cases are active with the other two recovered. Garza County Health Clinic has also announced that they are now conducting Covid-19 antibody…

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Nancy’s Notions by Nancy McDonald

Healthy Cooking Oils Looking for another tip to help improve your health? I came across this great little article from the American Heart Association on their Healthy Living site with a clear and easy explanation of which oils are best for you heart health! Read it, scan it, whatever but try to pick up one…

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Garza County totals four COVID-19 cases

Garza County recently received its fourth confirmed COVID-19 case. “Garza County had another positive case over the weekend,” Garza County Healthcare District Administrator Brandy Fannon said. Both the Post-Garza County EMS and Garza County Healthcare District remind the public that they do not have any additional details. It has been verified that the Region 1…

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Papa D’s soon to introduce bagels to ever-growing menu

Owner Darren Wittman has been doing construction on the back of Papa D’s for quite some time now. However, it wasn’t until Wednesday, May 6, that Papa D fans got a little insight to what the construction includes. “I’m building a kitchen to cook food,” Wittman said. “One of the items on the menu will…

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Commissioner’s Court

Abbott revokes power of local authorities to enforce COVID-19 rules Commissioner’s Court met Monday, May 11 at the Garza County Courthouse. Not present was Commissioner Jerry Benham. With County Judge Lee Norman calling the meeting to order at 9 a.m., Treasurer Gordon Terry kicked off the meeting, reporting that office operations are back to normal…

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Every Crook and Cranny

By Elizabeth Tanner Blooming Chicken Quesadilla Ring Ingredients 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken 1 onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno, chopped 1 cup taco sauce 20 taco-sized tortillas 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese 3 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with…

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Fighting hunger amid COVID-19 pandemic

“We are delivering around 600 breakfasts and lunches daily.” Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the state of Texas have been closed through the rest of the 2020-21 school year. However, while the halls of K-12 schools are eerily quiet, the cafeteria stays bustling. Cafeteria workers find themselves on the front lines, reporting…

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Be Bold Nutrition – Open for Business

“This is a big step for us.” The former J. Child’s Gallery, located at 127 East Main, has recently received a makeover. Out with the art and in with a new stained and sealed bar, Be Bold Nutrition Owners and Operators Jeff and Chelsie Watson of Lubbock opened their door to the public Monday, May…

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Trailblazers sees increase in need during pandemic

“Some foods have been difficult to find especially in the amounts we need.” Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Garza County Trailblazers has continued to function in order to feed senior citizens across the community. “Currently, we are delivering approximately 65 meals daily to seniors at home,” Director Jo Ann Rathbun said. “Approximately 25 seniors come to…

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Military Department administers COVID-19 testing in Garza County

“I am thankful for the proactive approach the Governor and Texas Department of Emergency Management is taking to support Garza County.” On April 20, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas National Guard would be mobilizing more than 1,200 personnel as part of COVID-19 mobile testing teams (MTT). “The State of Texas continues to expand…

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