Senior citizen adopting a pet
Dear Dr. Fox: Your comments about cat litter and trying newspaper brought me back to Japan, where I lived in 1961 and 1962. While I was there, a pack of homeless dogs and a Siamese cat “adopted” me. I shredded newspaper for the cat, and ...
Seeking volunteer nominations
Each week as I write this column, the most difficult part is deciding who is going to be the volunteer of the week. Each of the men and women who spend their Thursday mornings helping other veterans or their spouses are special to those ...
How to protect your Medicare card from identity theft
Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and received my Medicare card. I see that the ID number on my card is the same as my Social Security number, and on the back of the card, it tells me I need to carry it with me at all times. What can I ...
Iris society hosts festival
The Norman Area Iris Society will host an Iris and day lilies event beginning at 8 a.m. today at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds....
With your eyes closed
It is just plain scary how much of our day is spent with our eyes closed. What are some of the reasons we close our eyes during the day? Let’s look at praying. Go into any church, temple or masque and check out the faces of the ...
Local resident will represents state during Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week
Peter Broussard, of Norman, is living his dream of supporting his wife and family by working hard. Broussard is leading by example and hopes others with disabilities will live their dreams, too....
Living on the edge of fashion with a new pair of jeans
If we can learn anything from my childhood photos its that I’ve never been considered a fashion diva....
‘Reading Rainbow’ gets hand from Seth MacFarlane
LOS ANGELES — LeVar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow” fundraising effort is getting a boost from a generous pal, Seth MacFarlane....
BELL registration is open
OKLAHOMA CITY — The National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma will partner for the second year with the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and Visual Services to bring a summer day camp experience to children, ...
The probiotic rundown
Q: What are probiotics? A: Probiotics are live microorganisms (such as bacteria) that may assist with the maintenance of microflora (organisms) in the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics are often referred to as “good” or “beneficial” ...
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