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+ PONCHATOULA TIMES, FEBRUARY 28, 2008, PAGE 4-B Homebuilder supports OPTIONS Local businessman Scott Sandage set up a partnership with OPTIONS. He donates part of each house sale to helping men and women with disabilities live and work in the community Pictured (left to right) are Lori Wagner, Sandage, OPTIONS CEO Sylvia Bush, Faye Rome and Mary Ann Robinson. (Courtesy Photo) 4-H winners Tangipahoa Parish 4-H Ambassador Talks Overall Winners of the Egg/Poultry Cookery on January 25, 2008 held at Ponchatoula Lions Club. Left to right: JoAnna T. Pesson, Extension Agent; Le- land Brandon, DC Reeves and Kristin Johnson, CHEF. s Clas ses Include: I p=n, ,/Also avaib[e Massage *Ptus ta= ] hione yea membership agree h [ ' 'bme restrictions a pIy ~ % " . / ' /be,wolta/ O,at,tu a hea/iq art" c "~, ~///c(/~)/' /61// l'[i/de Ow/,e, Massage Therapy La. Lic. #369 NCBMTB (CALL FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY Massa#e Tlterapg .PritJatc & 6rattp PiltllCS CltlSSt, S Ha/ira oaa tTi/t (;erti/icates yo (985) 145 West Pine Street Ponchatoula. La. "Vitamin D3 -- The Good News" By DR. RANDOLPH HOWES M.D PhD (EDITOR'S NOTE: The author, an accomplished surgeon, medical inventor, and Country music recording artist, grew up on his parents' Ponchatoula strawberry farm. He is a graduate of St. Joseph, Ponchatoula High School, Tulane (two doctor- ates), followed by a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in plastic surgery. He says he is "retired" now in Kentwood.) Vitamin D3 (cholecalcifer- ol), which helps with calcium absorption, is consistently re- ported as being of great benefit to overall good health and.has been fortified in milk since 1933 to prevent rickets. Estimates are that one-in-four people over age 60 have low vitamin D lev- els. Sunlight triggers the synthe- sis of vitamin D in the skin, and people who get little sun expo- sure tend to have lower stores of the vitamin. Rates of breast, colon, ovarian, prostate, pancre- atic and lymphomatous cancers are lower in patients with high- er vitamin D levels and vitamin D helps prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading. Clinical trials in which peo- ple were given high doses of vi- tamin D showed lower risks of cancer, arthritis and diabetes. I believe that this is due to its pro-oxidant activity. Researchers believe that 60,000 cases of colon cancer and 85,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented every year in the U.S. for those who main- tain a vitamin D level of at least 55 ng/mL. This could be best achieved with a combination of diet, supplements and short intervals of 10 to 15 minutes a day in the sun (however, we are cautioned to limit sunlight exposure because it can lead to skin cancer). Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of calcium homeo- stasis and is indicated in combi- nation with calcium to prevent and treat osteoporosis, vita- Garden Day The LSU Re$earch Station will hold a Garden Day on Sat- urday, March 8, 2008 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hammond Research Station 21549 Old Covington Hwy (Hwy. 1067) (off of Hwy 190 and next to Lynhaven). It will be open to the public and admission is $5 per vehicle There will be a tour of the researCh station 10 a.m. & 12 Noon, musical entertainment, Kevin Patrick, 12 noon & 1 p.m plant sale kids activities, educa- tional presentations,ommercial exhibits/sales, educational ex- hibits, and gardening advice. min D also improves muscle strength and function in older adults. University of California San )M PAGE 3-B leading total of seven airbags including driver's knee airbag, roll-sensing side curtain air- bags that protect all three rows of seating from being ejected from the vehicle, as well as from being seriously harmed in the event of a rollover. Not happy with adding all the airbags, Toyota safety en- gineers this year came up with an enhanced vehicle stability control (VSC) system that in- tegrates ABS, TRAC, VSC, and EPS, an automotive alphabet soup that spells safety for your family. I found Highlander Hybrid to be a joy to drive, with plenty of power. It accelerates very well, corners like a dream, and is a good-looker, so you don't get that mini-van feeling that makes adolescent boys slink low in their seats. In Highland- er you are styling! And with three rows of seats, you will be a pbpular road trip pilot for that next jaunt to the coast, or more likely, that next trip to the soccer game. The sound system is super: AM/FM/MP3/WMA JBL premi- um 6-disc CD with satellite ra- dio capability, with a universal mini-jack to plug in your iPod, and nine speakers. Oh yes, of course, Bluetooth technology is included (ask your kids, it's way cool, theywill assure you). This is the perfect vehicle for many of our readers, and will doubtless last through a gener- ation or two, which is good be- cause the investment required to buy our fully decked-out test drive model is $43,924. Mark Fenore is your Toyota contact at Superior Autoplex, formerly Durham Autoplex, owned now by Alan Krake and Chuck Morris. Diego investigators recommend weight loss, fatigue and kidney that, in addition to modest sun dysfunction. exposure, adults get up to 2,000 In the America that I love, as IU of vitamin D per day, which patient advocates, we will rec- is the "tolerable upper intake ommend safe, readily available level" set by U.S. health offi- and affordable means to improv- cials. 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