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Year 2024 Medicaid Allowance

Full-time nursing care is a financial burden. If medical and financial eligibility standards are met, Medicaid assistance may be available. This article deals with the financial requirements. Certain threshold figures are adjusted annually. As of January 1, 2024, a single person applying for assistance must have less than $2,000.00 in countable assets. If the applicant […]

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Flashback—Mining Disaster

by Mick Harper 1. Name the first rock group to record and release Turn! Turn! Turn! 2. Which group released New York Mining Disaster 1941 as their de-but single? 3. Who was Walden Robert Cassotto? 4. Who wrote The Beat Goes On? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: I would have waited forever […]

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Mel Stack: Animal Lover

by Barry KuKes On Wednesday, December 6th, the 14th Annual Fur Ball was hosted by the Halifax Humane Society at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Mel Stack, who has been president of the board of directors for the last twenty-seven years, has been instrumental in helping thousands of animals find their forever homes. Here are […]

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National Dish

by Fifi Rodriguez 1. Movies: Which actor voiced the character of Darth Vader in the first three Star Wars movies released? 2. Television: Which was the first TV show to react to the 9/11 attack on the United States? 3. Literature: Who is the youngest person to win the Nobel Prize for literature? 4. History: […]

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Getting Educated About Scams

by Matilda Charles There is a movement online among the children of seniors to instruct us about scams we might come across. All sorts of advice is being handed out to them about how to approach us with these scam facts, mostly falling in the gentle category to be sure we’re not offended by being […]

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Houseguests vs. Pets

by Sam Mazzotta Dear Paw’s Corner: My brother is staying with us through the holiday season while he figures out his life. However, he insists on keeping the feeding bowls full for my two dogs, Buster and Charlie. I’ve spoken to him several times already, asking him not to do it. Buster is overweight and […]

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Live911 Offers VSO New Tool To Hasten Emergency Response

When you call 911, seconds matter. The clock is ticking from the moment we answer your call, take your information, notify the right units, and send them to your location. A lot has to happen in a short window of time. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to improve our response times and get […]

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Christmas Collectibles

Santa Claus is as popular a figure in antique Christmas collectibles as he is in today’s decorations. Most are more festive than this papier-mache figure. Santa is usually portrayed holding a small Christmas tree, carrying his famous sack of toys, surrounded by reindeer or accompanied by a child. Depending on the age and origin of […]

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The Best Of Times

As you know, there’s no place like home for the holidays! The company is very special; the food is delicious; the gifts are neat; the games we play are those once a year tributes to our old fashioned togetherness. The love and camaraderie are there and freely exchanged. When all that is done, the shopping is […]

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Strange But True

by Lucie Winborne The dot over the lowercase versions of the letters i and j is known as a tittle. There are clocks to tell us the time, and then there’s the Shortlife clock, which tells us how long we have left to live. No, it’s not perfect, but it does estimate a person’s remaining […]

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