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Harvest Texarkana awards $15,000 to Partner Agencies from Walmart’s Grant [VIDEO]


Randy Sams Outreach Shelter, Flower Acres Baptist Church, St. Edwards Outreach Center, First Baptist Church of Redwater and New View Church of Christ in Nashville, AR will each receive $3,000 of the funds awarded to the food bank by Walmart. Each agency ...

Shale Oil Growth in U.S. Hurts Canadians as Well as OPEC


West Texas Intermediate gained $1.31 to $47.78 ...
hasn’t stopped Alberta’s provincial government from backing a group called the North West Redwater Partnership. Alberta has agreed to pay $26 billion over 30 years to process 37,500 barrels a day ...

"Redwater, Texas Love Birds"


This is a very rare never seen nor published old photo of my 89 Years Still Young Grandmother "Mama Corene" and My Late, never got to see, Deceased (7-28-66) "Grand Pa EK" on a HWY 67 Redwater Bridge.

ASHLEY ELWICK


Ashley Elwick, 26, of Texarkana, Texas, passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at her home. She was born on Aug. 1, 1988, in Texarkana. Graveside services were held on Jan. 6, 2015, at Redwater Cemetery, Redwater, Texas. Burial was under the direction of East ...

MERLENE JESTER


Patricia Merlene Jester, 71, of Redwater, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Jester was born Oct. 1, 1943, in Maud, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of Oakridge Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Terry Jester ...

Leroy Wayne Bilimek


REDWATER, Texas — Leroy Wayne Bilimek, 55, formerly of Delphos, died Dec. 21 at his home in Redwater, Texas. He was born Jan. 3, 1959, in Lima, to Charles O. and Mildred E. (Dunifon) Bilimek, who preceded him in death. Survivors include nine sisters ...

Texas: Professor, 75, dies in Mt. Whitney fall


Johnson, of Redwater, Texas, had been hiking with his wife in Sequoia National Park on Tuesday when he decided to take a solo hike to Mount Whitney, where other hikers reported seeing him on a trail that approaches the summit. After Johnson failed to ...

Should teachers carry guns in school?


"It sends a bad message to students to think you can carry guns wherever you are, it's not," said Raschella Lampkins, Redwater, Texas resident. However, parent Donald McGee of Redwater, Texas doesn't have a problem with it, as long as the staff is properly ...

Man wielding knife after disturbance shot by Bowie Co. deputy


Redwater, Texas (KETK) — Tuesday afternoon, a Bowie County Deputy was flagged down by a little girl in the 500 block of South Red River Road in Redwater, Texas about a disturbance. When the deputy got out of his car, a white man came at him with a knife ...

Father of Redwater, Texas triple homicide victim speaks out


REDWATER, TEXAS, (KSLA)- KSLA News 12 has confirmed that the deaths of a Redwater, Texas mother and her two children was, in fact, a triple homicide. Now investigators plan to spend the weekend searching for a suspect. We spoke with the ex-husband and ...




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In REDWATER: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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Avoiding cyberbullyng in REDWATER

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    Remember:
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.

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