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Out and About – Week of May 20th

Armed Forces day has passed for this year and Memorial Day is next Monday, May 27. There are three days every year dedicated to members of the Armed Forces. It can be confusing as to what each of these days represents. Let me clear some of these doubts. For lack of a better term, we’ll call it “Military Holidays 101”. …

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Out and About – Week of May 13th

Here’s some more information about future road construction planned for the Three Rivers area: 2019 construction includes re-configuring the US-131/M-60 interchange to a standard signalized intersection, reconstructing the US-131/Hoffman Road intersection, and any temporary paving necessary for planned 2020 construction. Looking ahead to 2020, we can look forward to the construction of a boulevard from Broadway Street to Hoffman Road. …

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Out and About – Week of May 6th

There are many people who lack common sense. I’ve mentioned this several times. A friend sent me this obituary that was apparently printed in the London Times. Whether it was or wasn’t is not important, but what it says does make a lot of sense. Perhaps we can all learn something from it, and if it pertains to some of …

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Out and About – Week of April 29th

The Brandenburg Concert, a local group from Three Rivers, will offer a FREE concert next Sunday, May 5, at the First Presbyterian Church, located on North Main Street, just south of Lafayette Park, in Three Rivers. Beginning at 3 PM, the concert, entitled “Requiem and Songs of the Spirit”, will feature Faure’s complete Requiem, plus an assortment of other songs …

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Out and About – Week of April 22nd

Rudeness is alive and well. When venturing Out and About, I witness it on a daily basis. I’m not talking about someone interrupting me when I’m speaking with another person, or cutting in front of me in a checkout line, I’m referring to those individuals who ask questions of someone, when the answer is none of their business. They speak …

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Out and About – Week of April 15th

Just think, we have only 364 more days until our taxes are once again due. I can remember having a fear of anyone from the Internal Revenue Service. I’ve had to deal with them a couple of times and have always been happy with the results. They are basically very easy to deal with and are willing to work with …

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Out and About – Week of April 8th

“It’s not my job.” This phrase is heard too much lately. I worked with a person who constantly said this. He was lazy and did exactly what was in his job description. Unfortunately, he was promoted, which didn’t say much about my employer. How many times do you walk past a piece of litter and fail to reach down, pick …

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Out and About – Week of April 1st

Thirteen can be an unlucky number for some folks, but for me it’s quite lucky. I’ve been pecking away at this column for thirteen years this month. It doesn’t seem that long. With any luck at all, I’ll keep plugging away for several more years. I want to thank everyone for the kind comments that I’ve received. I’ll do my …

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Out and About – Week of March 25th

I think most of us find ourselves depressed at one time or another. Maybe it stems from financial problems, or the loss of a friend or family member. If we’re lucky, the depression is short-lived. I’d like to share some words of encouragement from Barry Palmer, a Past International President of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization. Lion …

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Out and About – Week of March 18th

The name of this column is “Out and About”. Its main purpose is to let you know what’s going on in and around the Three Rivers area. I also try to inject a bit of humor, so that by the time you’ve finished reading the column, you’ll feel more positive about what’s going on in this world and won’t feel …

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