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Blisters can form for a number of reasons. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, injuries, allergic reactions and infections can lead to the formation of blisters. Burns or scalds and even sunburns can cause blisters to form as well. Blisters can be painful or itchy, and that discomfort may compel some people to pop them. But popping blisters is a potentially costly mistake, as the American Academy of Dermatology notes that popping blisters can lead to infection. Patience may be a person’s best ally when confronting blisters, as the AAD says most blisters will heal on their own in one to two weeks. Covering a blister can help reduce pain and discomfort, especially if a bandage is situated in such a way as to ensure that the middle of it is a little raised. That can reduce friction between the blister and the bandage. Once a blister has drained, the AAD advises washing the area with soap and water and applying petroleum jelly. It’s important to leave the “roof” of the blister intact even after the blister has drained, as doing so protects the raw skin underneath it as the area heals.

OUTDOORS

Some of the fine folks at the second Outdoor Ron de Voux in Greenville, Texas. This is the TRHP Outdoors ‘family’ that worked together to develop and produce a fine line of outdoor products.

OUTDOORS

If you ever had the slightest inkling that the outdoor lifestyle might be slipping away, you should have been at our second Outdoor Ron-de-Voux in Greenville. Two years ago Randy Koon who owns the Carquest Auto Supply and “Friendlee”, a well know personality in northeast Texas and I decided an outdoor ‘get together’ would be nice. We wanted the event to be outdoors where we could have a campfire for folks to gather and drink cowboy coffee and sample some outdoor cooking such as Dutch Kettle blackberry cobbler and pork fajitas. Our first event was much fun and a good crowd showed up. This year, the crowd from the first year tripled. Randy Koon owns the land where the event is held and is a ‘car man’ and well connected with folks that own and show antique cars. This year’s event included the addition of an antique car show, the proceeds of which went to “Remember for Me, Alzheimer’s Caregivers”. We were entertained by some awesome music furnished by Matt Middleton and Top Rail Cowboy Church.

Follow-up Notes about JOHN DARDEN

Running for Kaufman County Commissioner in 1986

Follow-up Notes about JOHN DARDEN

With Ann Richards during her campaign

Follow-up Notes about JOHN DARDEN

John and Floy at a family wedding in 1990

Follow-up Notes about JOHN DARDEN

Susan and John

Follow-up Notes about JOHN DARDEN

Future dentist, Beau, checking out his Papa’s teeth

Follow-up Notes about JOHN DARDEN

John and Floy with Rick Townsend, Forney Fire Department

Follow-up Notes about JOHN DARDEN

Susan and John at Rangers game

Follow-up Notes about JOHN DARDEN

John and Floy

Follow-up Notes about JOHN DARDEN

To open this “part two,” let’s go back a few, well many, years to his high school days at the top of the state in Roxton, Texas, when “Darden” played “all sports,” except basketball, because he was not extremely fond of wearing shorts—so, he became the manager for that season each year.

Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning

Virtual learning has thrown students, teachers and parents a serious curve. As some districts approach a year out of the classroom, students, some teachers and parents are angry and are going as far as suing districts to force them to reopen. Many parents are concerned their children aren’t learning. Other parents work full-time and need the inherent care and supervision that comes with in-school learning. Both are sound reasons to get schools opened safely as soon as possible.

Shining Moments

Shining Moments

The way a shaft of Spring sunlight moves through the air is sometimes a surprise to the viewer. Light in the sky illuminates but a shaft of light is special unto itself. And when a student’s face lights up like a shaft of light, the teacher is rewarded with that source of illumination signifying comprehension. Many of the educational professionals in Forney ISD are masters at engaging with their students causing those shining moments to happen.

Tips to Help Reduce Tax Time Stress

Tips to Help Reduce Tax Time Stress

Getting organized is one of the best things to do before starting the annual task of filing a tax return. And don’t overlook IRS Free File. Taxpayers who had an adjusted gross income of $72,000 or less in 2020 can use it to prepare and electronically file their tax return. Last year, the IRS saw a 50 percent increase nationwide in the use of the popular program with more than 4 million people using Free File or Free File Fillable Forms.

Free Rides to all Vaccination Locations

Free Rides to all Vaccination Locations

STAR Transit is providing free rides for persons with confirmed appointment to get the COVID 19 vaccine shots. The curb-to-curb service extends outside of the agency’s service area. Rides are available Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For this purpose, STAR Transit is temporarily adding Saturday service from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reservations should be made at least one service day in advance and are based on vehicle availability.

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