Health Foundation thankful for donation
Parker County Health Foundation would like to thank the lady who visited our office last week and made a donation to the Foundation. Although your name is unknown, your kindness is greatly appreciated. This donation will go toward PCHF’s project of providing health services to those in need in Parker County.
Parker County Health Foundation provides assistance with medical and dental needs through our Community partners that include Careity Foundation, Manna, Center of Hope, the Committee on Aging, Child Protective Services, Freedom House, Dental Health of Parker County and Kingdom Smiles to provide mammography screening, prescriptions, palliative care, professional therapy, nutritional supplements, drug screening, medical and dental services.
For additional information on PCHF, please call 817-594-1990 or visit our website at www.parkercountyhealthfoundation.com.
Donna Kirkpatrick, executive director, Parker County Health Foundation
America’s political influence has deep European roots
Would you believe the current American political parties were probably originated by the Roman Empire’s invasion of Great Britain. This country was originally settled mostly by colonists from Great Britain. The first groups came from Southern England and the later arrivals from Ireland/ Scotland.
The Roman Empire conquered everything from Southern England to the Rhine River. The Romans brought the concept of elected representatives with a strong central government, which they had expropriated from the Greeks. They also brought Greek architecture, roads, bridges, libraries, and city living. However, they did not conquer just for the fun of it. They evaluated each country to see if its people and natural resources were worth the cost of military invasion. They never considered Northern Great Britain (Scotland) and Ireland of great enough value to justify the expense of occupation.
As a result, the people of Ireland and Scotland were not exposed to the vastly superior Roman government, technology and social order. For hundreds of years after the Romans left Great Britain, Scotland/ Ireland lagged behind Southern England in almost every aspect of government, industrial and social progress.