• Just another day at the office

    My job isn’t boring but every once in a while it gets a lot more interesting. On Monday morning two community service workers walked away from work detail and the police were searching for them in a wooded area. I heard it come over the …

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  • Action, words have consequences

    Vickie Freemyer loved life. She loved her family. She loved her students. And most importantly, she loved her 2-month-old granddaughter who was the newest addition to her family. Every day was a new adventure for the 52-year-old gifted and talented teacher. In addition to her …

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  • Blessings all around

    Thanksgiving is here, and you don’t even have to wonder what Gary and I are thankful for this year. A lot of our friends are doing a 30 days of thanksgiving but I have thanksgiving in my heart every month since little Kaylee Ann got …

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  • Do you remember when?

    Remember when: • Your garbage disposal sat at the back door, wagged its tail and never needed a repairman on Thanksgiving? • Your BFF (best friend forever) really was and still is. • You could open your glove box and sit two drinks, a sandwich and an order …

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  • ‘Clothier to the King’ dies at 85

    The combination of pink and black. Pegged pants. Two-tone shoes. Flipped collars. Elvis Presley may have made it popular but Benard Lansky is credited for supplying him and others, rock stars and common folk alike, with the look of “cool.” He died Thursday at the …

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  • Useless Thanksgiving facts

    I am one of those people who love useless facts. Although they are called “useless” I believe anytime you learn something you haven’t wasted your time. Here some facts about Thanksgiving that most people don’t know: • There is an “Unthanksgiving Day“ that commemorates the struggle …

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  • Disaster disappointments

    It never ceases to amaze me how people act/react when a natural disaster strikes them. A few go into survival mode, for they have prepared in advance; others go into the gripe mode (to put it mildly). Specifically I’m thinking of all the folks along …

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  • Would-be workers are lacking trade skills

    What a mismatch. According to a recent article by Associate Press Business Writer Christopher Leonard and several other articles from reputable publications on the Internet, despite our nation’s extremely high unemployment rate, U.S. employers can find no qualified workers to fill thousands upon thousands of …

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  • Poachers, trespassers and other miscreants ruin things for everyone

    Every year when deer hunting season rolls around I get excited about being in the woods building or repairing blinds/stands, putting out wildlife food plots and just enjoying the fresh air and exercise prior to the season. Then, regular as clock work, before deer season …

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  • Cat and mouse

    I am a firm believer in the death penalty. Right now I am on a crusade to kill, but I can’t even catch my first victim, so it’s apparent I will not obtain serial killer status. My intended victim is small and so far has …

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  • Thanking our soldiers

    There has been a lot of attention over the past year and a half or so about the Civil War Sesquicentennial. (Yes, I can spell it and pronounce it — but I just need a bit of time before I do either one.) But what’s …

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  • Trying to relax with face in the hole

    “Reporter mode” is hard for me to shut off, even when face down on a massage table and face in (or is it on?) one of those head rests with a hole. This was the case a few weeks ago when I used a gift …

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