The Sherman Museum Dino Academy 2018

The Sherman Museum Dino Academy 2018

Sherman Texas | July 15, 2018

The Sherman Museum is excited to announce that it will be conducting its annual Dino Academy children’s workshop series on July 25th, 26th, and 27th. The workshops are designed to complement the museum’s annual DINO DAYS exhibition. This year’s curriculum program will focus on Dino Facts vs. Fiction, as well as discussing a fairly new Dinosaur Discovery. July 25th and 26th classes are for ages 3-6. Students can choose to participate in either the 9:30-12:00 course on both days, the 1:00-3:30 course on both days, or switch it up depending on their personal summer schedules. Snacks will be provided, and at least one parent must attend with their student(s). The July 27th class is for ages 7-11 and runs from 10-3:30. Students must bring their sack lunch, and parents are not required to attend with their student(s). All students will receive a colorful Dino Academy T-shirt and an Academy diploma upon completion of the program.

Program activities include:
•Interactive guided tours of the current Dino Days exhibition
•Presentations teaching students about Dino Facts vs. Fiction
•Arts and Crafts sessions:
•Creating a Dinosaur
•Making fossils
•Activities folder
•Screenings of related videos or movies

“There is so much misinformation and myths surrounding dinosaurs, mainly because of popular films. The Academy is focused this year on myth busting and educating kids about real facts while having fun,” stated Museum Assistant Director, Natalie Bonner. The cost of the workshop is $40 per child. Space is limited to 30 children per session, and their spot is only reserved upon payment.

For class reservations please stop by the museum Wed.-Sat. 10am-4pm.

Texas Game Wardens Stress Continued Water Safety Vigilance

Texas Game Wardens Stress Continued Water Safety Vigilance

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | July 15, 2018

Five Open Water Drownings Mar Fourth of July Holiday and thankfully none of them were on Lake Texoma.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is urging the public to be extra vigilant when it comes to water safety in the wake of five tragic drownings over the July 4th holiday. Thus far in 2018, there have been 37 open water drownings, compared to 30 over the same time period a year ago.
During the midweek Fourth of July holiday, drowning victims were recovered from Lake Grapevine, Lake LBJ, Lake Lewisville, Lake Granbury and Lake Leon.

We’re seeing a spike this year in the number of open water drownings,’ said Texas Game Warden Assistant Commander Cody Jones, TPWD’s boating law administrator. “We cannot stress enough for folks to recognize potential risks and hazards, and know their limitations while out on the water. Fatigue, alcohol impairment, and unforeseen dangers such as cross currents, underwater obstructions and under tow, can lead to tragedy.

Jones reports that game wardens conducted boating safety checks on over 3,100 vessels on the Fourth, resulting in 320 citations and 334 warnings issued. Among those, 11 arrests were made for boating while intoxicated. Game wardens also investigated nine boating related accidents, none of which resulted in fatalities.

Anecdotally, we appear to be seeing more designated drivers out on the water, so boaters are being responsible,” Jones noted.

Prior to the July Fourth holiday, TPWD’s Law Enforcement Division participated in Operation Dry Water over the weekend of June 29-July 1 as part of a nationally coordinated boating under the influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign.

Over the three-day Operation Dry Water weekend, game wardens made contact with 7,081 vessels, issued 762 warnings and 680 citations, while making 19 BUI arrests.

TPWD participates in coordinated efforts like Operation Dry Water, along with hundreds of other agencies nationwide, in an effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities we see due to boaters consuming alcohol on the water,” said Jones. “Our goal is to educate boaters as well as remove impaired operators from the water in order to keep all other boaters safe.”

TMC Wound Care Center Recognized for Continued Quality

TMC Wound Care Center Recognized for Continued Quality

Texoma Medical Center physicians, leaders, patients and staff will gather at the TMC Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine on Monday, July 16 at 4:00 pm to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award that will be presented by representatives of Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. There were 635 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, but only 427 achieved the honor. Dr. Nicole Nguyen, the Center’s new Medical Director and physician will also be introduced at the community-wide event.

The TMC Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 700 Centers, who provides access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. TMC’s Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

The facility is located inside the Texoma Medical Plaza-Sherman building at the northwest corner of US Highway 75 and Lamberth Road in Sherman. For more information on the services offered, call 903.416.3650 or visit online at http://www.texomamedicalcenter.net/hospitalservices/tmc-center-for-wound-healing-and-hyperbaric-medicine