Commentary

I don’t really know if it is a woman thing or a man thing or perhaps a people thing, but we seem to spend so much of our time worrying about what happened in the past or what will happen in the future that we forget to enjoy today. I am guilty. I have found myself going through so many adjustments and changes since my husband died Aug. 16, 2014, that little has seemed normal or “right” in my world.

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In 2016-2017, SETMA will be reaccredited by the following organizations:

1. NCQA Diabetes Recognition (accredited from 2010-2016) reaccreditation due April 2016

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The well-appointed Lexus GX 460 luxury utility vehicle carries over into 2016 with its quiet cabin and long list of standard features and options that make it a versatile choice. With its seven-passenger and three-row configuration, the GX 460 mixes comfort with premium craftsmanship.

Exterior style

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Kameron is 4 months old and really sweet. He was found as a stray, so he’s a bit nervous at the shelter. At such a young age, the streets are no place for a kitten; adjusting to the shelter life is a little scary, but he’s doing very well. The shelter staff have been showing him how to get used to people holding him, and showing him affection. (It’s actually quite nice!) Once he opens up, he likes to play and be petted and loved on. Don’t forget to look at him when you come to the shelter.

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Zumba is a growing trend among those looking to get fit with flair. It combines high-energy music with cardio-boosting dance moves that make it fall into the “fun” category more than the “workout” category.  Zumba increases flexibility, coordination and is easily modified for all levels of fitness, which makes it appealing to young and old alike. The best thing about Zumba? Anyone can do it.

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Q. My daughter had a baby and is living with the baby’s father. Are they married? He says they are not. What rights does she have if he leaves? He is taking care of her and the baby but is threatening to leave her.

A. Under the law, if he is the father of the child, she has the right to receive support for the child. She is entitled to child support regardless of whether they are married.

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If you’re anything like us, your mind is boggled by all of the different styles of yoga out there: Ashtanga, Bikram, prenatal, acro, hatha and more are styles that are thrown around on a regular basis, but what is yoga at its core? Yoga is a Hindu practice that dates back more than 5,000 years with more than 20 million practicing the art in the U.S. alone.

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Reading in the Book of 1 Samuel, we meet another of God’s chosen servants, Hannah, whose soul longed for a child. We learn she was a consecrated woman and had a good and faithful heart. For those that know the back of the book, we are aware that God honored her sincere request and allowed Hannah to become the mother of Samuel, the earliest of the great Hebrew prophets after Moses and the last of the judges. Her story breathes of her love and care for her firstborn.

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Q. Does a store have the right to limit who may park in its parking lot? Isn’t this public property? Can I be towed for parking where I shouldn’t?

A. As a general rule, a parking lot is not public property. Nearly all parking lots are private property, and the owner of the lot may limit who may park in the lot. Whether you may be towed, however, is a different question.

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Golden eye … The Art Museum of Southeast Texas invites everyone to Go for the Gold on Thursday, March 10, for a chance to win $10,000 in gold or other fantastic prizes at its annual reverse drawing. Join them in the “Goldfinger” theme this year, as they encourage guests to channel their inner spy and dress in James Bond inspired garb (that seems to mean black to this columnist).

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