Lifestyle

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Free transportation is big part of life-saving treatment

by KIM EAGLE 
LIFESTYLES EDITOR 
 
Little is known about the relationship between the financial burden of cancer and the physical and emotional health of cancer patients, but many believe that the less stress a person is under and the more positive their outlook is, the more likely it is that their treatments will be successful. Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation, a local nonprofit, does more than provide transportation for cancer patients; it gives people hope and eases some of the financial and mental burdens cancer patients face.

 

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Apr

Uvalde’s Got Talent performances don’t disappoint

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Uvalde High School teacher John Juhasz, who produces Uvalde’s Got Talent and Uvalde Idol shows. 

Singing Martina McBride’s “Broken Wing,” Uvalde High School student Thayiss Vasquez belted out an impeccable performance to capture first place in the over-14 singers’ category during the April 15 presentation of Uvalde’s Got Talent. The annual event was not without setbacks this year, due to the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s lack of a sound technician, students who were forced to miss rehearsals due to other academic/extracurricular endeavors, and last-minute talent withdrawals. Ian Martinez, a junior, who had used the sound equipment in conjunction with plays at the high school stepped in to help save the day. Martinez did an admirable job and was there each and every time we needed him.

 

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21
Apr

UMH volunteers lauded during annual luncheon

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Karla Radicke, communications specialist for Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

Uvalde Memorial Hospital celebrated National Volunteer Week with over 60 volunteers and their guests on April 12 during their annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon hosted at Uvalde Country Club. Volunteers from the Hospital Auxiliary, Uvalde Hospice, and Friends of Uvalde Hospice Thrift Store attended to celebrate the accomplishments of 2015.

 

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17
Apr

Caliche-plaster expert will demonstrate Costa Rican technique

By KIM EAGLE

Many of the historical buildings in Southwest Texas were made of cedar posts and caliche plaster – a plaster made from cactus juice, sand, and ground limestone, or caliche as it is more commonly .known. The Montalvo House in Brackettville, also known as Texas Historic Landmark 3440, is a two-room .cedar post and caliche home constructed in 1887 and one of the historical sites that used this construction process.

 

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17
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Tarski tells of trip to Vietnam, Cambodia

By KIM EAGLE

Traffic lights are just a suggestion and the monkeys apparently can’t be trusted in the bustling cities of Vietnam, according to Anne Tarski, who just returned from an 18-day Asian adventure. Tarski was finally able to cross a dream off her bucket list last month when she traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia with a.

 

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17
Apr

Beauty students headed to nationals

By KIM EAGLE

Gabriela Guedea of Uvalde High School and Laura Rodriguez and Brittany Reyes of Southwest Texas Junior College will represent Uvalde in the SkillsUSA National competition this summer. They accomplished this feat by placing first in their respective categories during the state meet held April 1-2 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.

 

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SWTJC inducts 32 students into Phi Theta Kappa

The Eta Beta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society inducted 32 new members during a ceremony held on March 3 at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde.

 

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