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Chicken Soup for the Soul Looking for New Writers

The Chicken Soup Family is preparing a serving especially for the
Twenty-Something Soul and we are looking for stories.  The twenty-something
years are a time when of transition - out from under the security
blanket of parents and college to face the "real world."  This decade of
life is full of changes and new experiences.  The twenty-something years
also involve decisions without clear answers, expectations and
pressures, and self-doubts that make this rite of passage a bit of a bumpy ride. 

Chicken Soup for the Twenty-Something Soul will cater to the soul of a
twenty-something and ease readers of Chicken Soup for the College Years
into their next phase of life.  Jack Canfield and Mark Hansen are
teaming up with life coach and author of Twenty Something, Twenty Everything
Christine Hassler to serve up stories that resonate with the
twenty-something journey. 

We're looking for true stories that will touch the souls of the readers
and make them laugh, cry, sigh or just say, "Wow!"  Stories may be
about any aspect of a twenty-something's life such as career,
relationships, health, finances, family, and self identity.  Stories of
twenty-something's who have incredible lessons to share will inspire
twenty-something's to learn how to lay the foundation of their own life with
integrity, faith, and even a sense of humor.

Please share your inspirational, true experiences of 1000 words or
less. You may submit as many stories as you would like.   For each story
selected to be published in the book, a 50-word biography will be
included about the author and a permission fee of $200 will be paid. The
submission deadline is September 2007.

Email submissions are strongly preferred. Send stories with your name,
address, phone and email address on the manuscript through our website
at www.chickensoup.com.  Please select Twenty Something as the book
title. 

If unable to email, please send a hard copy (and on disk if possible)
c/o Chicken Soup for the Twenty Something Soul to Barbara LoMonaco, 326 Junipero Plaza, Santa Barbara, Ca. 93105.  Material will not be
returned.  Due to the volume of stories we receive, we are unable to respond
to each contribution. Finalists, only, will be notified prior to
publication and permission to print will be requested.

Last Week to Vote for Feature Teacher!

Have you voted for your favorite teacher yet? The last time to vote will be Sunday, February 11, at 12:00 midnight. Show your appreciation to your favorite teacher with a vote on Stone Oak Info.com's Feature Teacher program.  He/She will receive special recognition and  wonderful gifts from our generous sponsors. So, vote today and watch for the announcement of the Feature Teacher on Valentine's day, February 14!

Concierge Medicine, the Doctor is always in

The Doctor is Always in
Concierge medicine takes the doctor/patient relationship back to the good ol’ days

You have a sore throat, a fever and feel achy all over. You pick up the phone, call your doctor’s personal cell phone and ask him if he can see you now. He says, “Absolutely, why don’t you come in right now?”  If you think physician service like this went out with poodle skirts and bobby socks, think again.  It’s called Concierge Medicine and it’s available right now for patients in the Stone Oak Area.

Grey Canyon Family Medicine is one of only about 300 practices in the U.S. making the commitment to deliver the type of personalized quality care that is virtually nonexistent in the traditional medical setting. Thanks to today’s fast-paced world of managed care, physicians have been forced to run their practices by the numbers – see as many patients as possible each day. But don’t be too hard on the doctors. They are literally being forced to spend less time with their patients and overbook their calendars because of shrinking payments from Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance providers.

Teachers deserve moral and financial support

 Senator Wentworth column                                         Contact: Margaret Patterson

For immediate release/February 2, 2007                                     (210) 826-7800

Reagan Student Stabbed

A freshman student was stabbed Wednesday at Reagan High School. The stabbing took place in the courtyard around 2:00, in a fight involving three teens. A 14 year old boy was stabbed in the chest and airlifted to University Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Two students have been taken into police custody in connection with the stabbing. 

Fairer Property Tax System?

 

Senator Wentworth column                                                                Contact: Margaret Patterson

For immediate release/January 26, 2007                                                   (210) 826-7800

MLK Commemoration 20th Anniversary

Martin Luther King, Jr. City of San Antonio Commemoration 20th Anniversary

Come celebrate and honor one of this nation's greatest civil rights leaders!  Each year the City of San Antonio's Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission organizes a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events in honr of Dr. King.

The signature event, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March will mark its 20th anniversary in 2007.  The march will take place on Dr. King's actual birthday on Monday, January 15.

More than 100,000 adults and children of every race are expected to participate in the nearly three-mile march through the community's eastside.  No registration is necessary for individuals or groups.

Stone Oak POA Annual Meeting Cancelled

The Stone Oak POA annual meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 17, has been cancelled due to the icy weather conditions.  Stay tuned to Stone Oak Info.com for information regarding the rescheduling of that meeting, or the Stone Oak POA office at 490-9481.

Vasopressin Trauma Trial to Begin Enrollment

Vasopressin Trauma Trial to Begin Enrollment

Study aims to reduce death due to shock

 

Christmas Tree Recycle Day January 10th

Give the Earth a gift...Recycle your live Christmas tree!  The city of San Antonio will be picking up live Christmas trees on Wednesday, January 10.   Just remember to follow these guidelines to have a quick and easy clean up!

Wednesday, January 10

 * Remove all decorations, nails and stands
 * Trees longer than six feet, cut in half
 * Flocked trees are accepted
 * Place trees at the curb by 7:00 a.m.
 

For any question regarding recycling of your Christmas tree, call 3-1-1 or visit www.sanantonio.gov/enviro.  And thank you for giving back!