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Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

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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Out and About – Week of April 2nd

I mention this every year, because I think it’s interesting that I’ve never run out of something to say every week for the past twelve years. There have been many changes over the years. Some were good and some not so good, but like everyone else, I’ve done what I can to adapt to them. I have a nicer office. …

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Out and About – Week of March 26th

At one time, there were municipalities where your vehicle had to have a village or city sticker displayed on a corner of your windshield. In order to be issued a sticker, your vehicle had to pass a safety inspection. The inspection included having a working horn, headlights that weren’t broken or burned out, a working license plate light, and tires …

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Out and About – Week of March 19th

In the past I’ve shared some interesting facts on cucumbers. At this time, I’d like to enlighten you a little bit on maple syrup. Pancakes, waffles and French toast just aren’t the same without it, yet I do know at least one person who enjoys sausage gravy on his pancakes. I’ve never tried it, so who am I to offer …

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Out and About – Week of March 12th

By now your clocks should have been reset one hour ahead. Last Sunday was the day when we switched to Daylight Savings Time. No one has ever given me a good reason why we still do this. Maybe it takes an act of Congress to make it happen. Good luck with that. They are way too busy. St. Patty’s day …

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