Commentary

Brenda Cannon  Henley

Life sometimes hits us with surprise after surprise. This seems especially true the older we become. I go to way too many funerals these days, and seldom a week goes by that I don’t get a call letting me know of the death of a friend or a relative. I said to someone at the funeral home last night, “We really have to quit meeting like this.” My friend laughed as we remembered the last occasion where we visited together.

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Greetings, everyone! My name is House. I’m a lovely lady who is 2 years young, and I weigh 10 pounds. I’m affectionate with my human friends and sure do love to be petted. I love to watch the world go by, but I would prefer to do so in my new home. I came in with my sister but she already got adopted, so now I’m just waiting here all alone. I can be an inside/outside cat or strictly inside cat — I don’t mind either way. I’m already spayed and I’ve got all of my vaccinations. If you are interested in me, please contact BAS and ask for No. 27573.

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One thing that I have learned and learned well in these seven decades of living is that change always comes and most often when we least expect it, affecting our loved ones or us. We best learn early on to roll with the punches and take life as it comes.

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The Chevrolet Malibu was introduced more than 50 years ago, and for 2016, this quintessential midsize sedan boldly steps into the future with an all-new model that is completely redesigned.

With a starting MSRP of $21,625, the 2016 Malibu is available in five trims: L, LS, LT, Premier and Hybrid.

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A team of faculty, graduate and undergraduate researchers from LU has made significant progress toward developing digital technologies as an aid for hearing loss thanks to the funding from Lamar University’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE).

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Some things in life are few and far between, and when they come along, we would be wise to take advantage. I fear looking around my own environment that way too many young couples – and older ones alike – simply live too fast. There is little time to actually teach, inspire, motivate and help others.

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With a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and two-row seating for five, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 offers a balance of fuel efficiency, cargo capacity and stylish design. Plus, the RAV4 is available in six trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Hybrid, SE, Limited, and Limited Hybrid.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2016 RAV4 gas models begins at $24,350. The MSRP for the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid is $28,370 for the XLE Hybrid and $33,610 for the Limited Hybrid.

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This is a three-part series that examines SETMA’s work over the last 20 years and how it anticipated the categories of the MACRA and MIPS. While I personally like MACRA and MIPS, there are elements of its design that perpetuate past healthcare reform design flaws. This series examines those flaws and recommends means of resolving them.

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Sept. 20, SETMA’s provider training session focused on MACRA, the acronym for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and MIPS, the acronym for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.

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OK, OK, I know that many of you no longer actually pick up a book, open the covers, and turn the pages. I am familiar with Kindle, iPads, various other readers on the market, and my computer, but for me, although I have several devices, I still prefer the bound book. It doesn’t have to be a hardback or library edition. A good paperback will suffice, and a loaned or gifted copy is great, too. In fact, I have been thinking of ways to get our readers to share books they’ve already read with others.

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