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Out and About – Week of June 11th

Several times a week, a friend joins me at the American Legion for coffee. My friend is a Marine Korean War veteran who flew just about anything that had wings. He is a wealth of information and usually has a story or two from his early years. Recently, we were discussing air battles that were fought during various wars. There …

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Out and About – Week of June 4th

As a Notary Public, I’ve become educated in planning for the future. One of the things I’ve become familiar with is the Power of Attorney. This document allows people to name someone to act on their behalf as far as monetary issues are concerned, should they become incapable of making decisions of that caliber. Unfortunately, there are some who wait …

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Out and About – Week of May 28th

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all have an expiration date. That day when we cease living in this world and pass on into eternity. We all have our own belief of what eternity means. Many have a fear of dying because it’s hard to find someone who really knows how it feels. Unless you die a …

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Out and About – Week of May 21st

I stay away from discussing politics and religion, because they just aren’t worth arguing about. I’d rather focus on local happenings and things that might make you feel life is definitely worth living. I’m not sure what category this next topic might fall under. I wouldn’t bring it up if it weren’t for a letter I received from an inmate …

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Out and About – Week of May 14th

Next Saturday is Armed Forces Day, a day we recognize those members currently serving in the Armed Forces. These men and women sacrifice a lot. Not only are their lives sometimes put in danger, but most of them spend months and years separated from their families. If you’ve never been separated from your loved ones, you have no idea the …

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Out and About – Week of May 7th

Back in the day when gasoline sold for twenty-six cents a gallon and self-serve gasoline stations hadn’t been invented yet, one could reach inside the pop cooler and buy a Pepsi or Coke for ten cents. If you took the bottle with you, it would cost an additional two cents. The bottles were glass and cans of pop and diet …

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Out and About – Week of April 30th

While taking a lunch break at home a week ago, I thought I’d watch a little TV while enjoying some cantaloupe. “The Price is Right” was on at the time, so I decided to watch and see how close I came to guessing the price on some of the items. I couldn’t help but notice how excited most of the …

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Out and About – Week of April 23rd

A little late for this notification, but better late than never. This is “City-Wide Clean Up Week”. This annual event usually happens around the first part of spring. All this week, city residents can place items at the curb and Waste Management will pick them up. There will also be dumpsters downtown for residents and business owners in the downtown …

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Out and About – Week of April 16th

I’ve always thought it would be nice to learn sign language. This would come in handy, especially when attending a social function with your significant other and wanting to share a thought or two without speaking out loud. Of course, this would only work if you both could communicate using sign. I mention this because I recently gave a presentation …

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Out and About – Week of April 9th

Every April we have a rendezvous with destiny. This rendezvous involves the taxman. Oops, I’m sorry, the “Tax Person”. Some have already filed returns for 2017, and some have even received money back, if they managed their finances properly. If you owe the IRS, you have until April 17, because the fifteenth falls on a Sunday. I wish you all …

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