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Fun with Etiquette: Manners in Public

Fun with Etiquette: Manners in Public

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Dear Ms. Etiquette,I have noticed in my dining experience at restaurants that the trend has become more informal and has even transferred into manners becoming less than desirable. Even though I grew up without a “silver spoon” in my mouth, my mother taught us manners. Could you please touch on…

Teen Topics: Car Troubles

Teen Topics: Car Troubles

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Spring break was very memorable for me this year. Besides receiving a long needed reprieve from school, my parents finally let me start driving my car alone after I’ve had my license for a year and a half. Of course before I was allowed to venture out into the open…

Seen In La Feria – Trail Riders

Seen In La Feria – Trail Riders

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A colorful caravan of the Rio Grande Valley Trail Riders and their mounted entourage paraded through downtown La Feria last Saturday on their way to the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show in Mercedes. It’s an annual event. The ambitious 5-day trek from Port Mansfield by this Donna based organization has…

Fun with Etiquette – Tipping Etiquette

Fun with Etiquette –  Tipping Etiquette

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Dear Ms. Etiquette, This past week I rented a boat slip on the island thinking I was going to use it during the week (spring break), but I got too busy and never used it. I felt bad knowing I had kept someone from using the slip on such a…

PHYSICAL THERAPY TOPIC FOR FREE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING TUESDAY

PHYSICAL  THERAPY  TOPIC  FOR  FREE  STROKE  SUPPORT  GROUP  MEETING  TUESDAY

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HARLINGEN – “Physical Therapy: Improving Quality of Life by Enhancing and Maintaining Function” will be the topic for a free H.O.P.E. (Haven Offering Patient Encouragement) Stroke Support Group meeting which will be held this Tuesday, March 19, at 6 p.m. at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen (in the Woodward…

Francisco Vasquez, Tree Trimmer

Francisco Vasquez, Tree Trimmer

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So, you thought your job was tough! Francisco Vasquez has been climbing swaying, twisting palm trees for decades. He learned it from his father in his native Tampico, Tamaulipas. He taught him the simple tools of the trade: A ladder, a security chain and a machete. La Feria News caught…

Party Favor Etiquette

Party Favor Etiquette

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I recently went to a party where they had a variety of appetizers and different foods such as asparagus, olives, quesadilla’s, strawberries, dips and chips and cheeses. I wasn’t sure how to eat some foods, so I just stayed away from them. Can you give me some hints and tips…

TEAM APPROACH HELPS PATIENTS LOSE WEIGHT AT VALLEY BAPTIST

TEAM  APPROACH  HELPS  PATIENTS  LOSE  WEIGHT  AT  VALLEY  BAPTIST

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HARLINGEN – With both obesity and diabetes at epidemic portions in the Valley, weight-loss surgery at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen has in many cases had the double effect of reversing or stopping diabetes. Valley Baptist’s Surgical & Medical Weight Loss Program promotes a healthy lifestyle of diet and…

From the Doctor’s Notebook

From the Doctor’s Notebook

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VALLEY WOMAN BECOMES 1ST TO GO HOME SAME DAY AFTER WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY HARLINGEN – A 59-year-old Valley woman, Celeste Ramirez, has become the first Cameron County resident to go home the same day as having weight-loss (bariatric) surgery. Dr. Ashraf Hilmy, General & Bariatric Surgeon, recently performed the first same-day…

Letter to the Editor: Food for Thought

Letter to the Editor: Food for Thought

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To the citizens of Santa Rosa, It is election time in our little city once again. Here are a few “food for thought” questions I would like to share just to get you thinking. What type of people do we want to represent us for the next two years? Do…