08 January 2008

Take that tree and mulch it!

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Cappuccino, Lemon, and Orange Vanilla.

Yogurt Club Bonus Day! All members of the Yogurt Club can get a small yogurt for only 45 cents today. Or, upgrade your yogurt and receive two dollars off of any other size. (Limit one per Yogurt Club member.)

If you are looking for something new to help you in a new year's quest towards better health, then come in and try some of the Chocolite protein bars. These great tasting, as close to a candy bar as I have ever had, bars are only one point for Weight Watchers®. With 9 grams of protein per bar, these are an excellent option for in between meals or before a work out.

As I was driving through the neighborhoods this morning on the way to get my vehicle registration updated, I noticed a number of Christmas trees out on the curbs awaiting pick-up. If you happen to have a natural tree awaiting disposal at your home, try recycling it instead. You can get some mulch for your home landscaping in return. (Click here for a full list of Metroplex recycling locations.)


Drop off trees at five locations through Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free mulch at the Bachman and McCommas Bluff locations after Jan. 1. For more information, call 311. Recycling locations:

•Northwest (Bachman) Transfer Station, 9500 Harry Hines Blvd. (Monday-Sunday)

•Southwest Transfer Station, 4610 S. Westmoreland Road (Monday-Sunday)

•McCommas Bluff Landfill, 5100 Youngblood Road (Monday-Saturday)

•Fair Oaks Transfer Station, 7677 Fair Oaks Ave. (Monday-Sunday)

•Flag Pole Hill, Buckner Boulevard at Northwest Highway (Monday-Sunday)


Plano will collect trees at curbside and recycle beginning Wednesday. Apartment residents can bring trees to three sites during regular hours from now until Jan. 9. For more information, call 972-769-4150. Drop-off sites are:

•Carpenter Recreation Center, 6701 Coit Road (north of Spring Creek Parkway and south of Legacy Drive, in the far west parking lot)

•High Point Park, 6500 Alma Drive, (north of Spring Creek and south of Seabrook Drive)

•Heritage Yards Ball Fields, 4525 Hedgcoxe Road (east of Coit Road and west of Ohio Drive); open 24 hours


Bring trees to the city Service Center, 1260 Columbia Drive, at any time. The city hauls the trees to a recycling center. Or, leave trees at curbside for recycling. For information, call 972-744-4111.

LSU beat Ohio State for the BCS national championship last night in a game that wasn't even that close. I don't have much love for LSU, but I do have a fair amount of dislike for the Big 10. The results of the game pleased me. However, a plus one game would have made for a much better ending. Perhaps the conferences and athletic directors can figure it out this year and put together a partial fix for this broken system. I won't hold my breath.

(Here are the answers to yesterday's puzzler:
At the drop of a hat.
Put your best foot forward.
Get in on the ground floor.
Go the extra mile.)

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