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Monday, Apr. 21, 2014
Trip to the Gulf is eventful
Posted Friday, May 24, at 2:13 PM
"I think it's just up ahead." An all too familiar comment made between three friends traveling to Gulf Shores. As we traveled through Kentucky, Tennesee, and finally Alabama, our destination always seemed to be just up ahead. During my most recent moment of impulsiveness, I Googled "pet friendly Gulf Shore cottage". ...

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Group does its part to help animals
Posted Monday, January 28, at 12:02 PM

Chantel Eaton and Elizabeth Riggins reaffirm your sense of faith, hope, and goodness for animal advocacy. Our interview came right on the heels of another arrest for horrific animal cruelty. Sick minds seem to manifest behavior by abusing the defenseless and innocent...

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I remember the blizzard of '76
Posted Thursday, December 27, at 2:54 PM

I believe the year was 1976. A blizzard like no other blew in and dumped a tremendous amount of the white stuff in this area. The wind was fierce and blew the snow into small, slippery peaks of ice. My husband was traveling for Public Service. I was home alone. At that time we lived in a barn-like home with the upstairs living area and the downstairs garage. A large sliding door looked out to the north in the bedroom. Another graced the southern wall of the living room...

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Keep alert in the schools
Posted Wednesday, December 26, at 4:17 PM

Eight years ago, I was the student/family adviser for the Linton-Stockton School System. I lived on N.E. 4th right across from the east wing. It took me about two minutes to walk to my office. One morning I walked out the front door. I took notice of a strange car sitting on I Street with one person on the passenger side. ...

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You can meet interesting people shopping
Posted Monday, December 17, at 12:48 PM

My family members have their own "method of madness" when it comes to Christmas shopping. My brother is a last-minute shopper. The last week we have gone from here to there looking for a specific item. We've met some interesting people. After carrying on some fairly lengthy conversations, we found that one fine group of Dyers, who live near Freedom, are related to the very kind family who resides outside Worthington...

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Life provides us with some 'characters'
Posted Wednesday, October 31, at 2:30 PM

Life is like a carousel. You choose who you want to ride along with, be it spouse or friends, and once and a while, they get off the ride. I've known many characters in my life, some for only one day, some for several years, and still others for a lifetime. There was something about each of them that made a lasting impression...

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College days were a time of simplicity
Posted Monday, August 27, at 4:49 PM

I've been hearing a lot of folks talk about their kids starting college. That set me to thinking about my own university days. I realize now those days were absolutely a time of gentle simplicity. The requirements for college life were not extremely draining or too challenging. Get yourself up, shower and dress, pick up your books, and head out to grab some food. Walk to class, listen to professors, do the necessary assignments, and earn credits...

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Trip for donuts leads to a detour
Posted Monday, June 11, at 11:34 AM

It's a good life with a few curves to keep us active. We've designated every Sunday as "donut Sunday." One of us gets up early, dresses quickly, and makes a beeline for Angell's (now Baesler's). This Sunday was my turn. As I drove slowly up the street, I saw a long-haired wiener dog. He had a defeated droop to his compact, elongated body. Pink tongue lolling from his mouth ... he was a sorry sight...

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Show support for Colliver by voting
Posted Wednesday, May 16, at 2:42 PM

Could you take a couple of minutes, enjoy a video on Facebook, then cast a vote that supports one of Linton-Stockton Elementary School's outstanding professionals? You may remember Angela Colliver as the counselor who brought her therapy dog to school each day. Colliver was recently honored with the Peabody Leaders in Education award. She is now in a position to receive first place in this district, but needs your support...

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Good luck ... bad luck ... Don't worry, be happy!
Posted Friday, March 18, at 8:29 AM

Some signs of good luck are four leaf clovers, a rabbit's foot, the Blarney Stone, a pendant to ward off the evil eye, crossed fingers, a knock on wood, specific animals or insects, and other lucky charms. Bad luck signs come in various forms like walking under a ladder, an open umbrella inside a room, a broken mirror, Friday the 13th, a black cat crossing your path, and so on...

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"Get your hands up! Get your hands up!"
Posted Tuesday, March 15, at 8:38 AM

In the 1980s, my husband worked as a deputy for former Sullivan County Sheriff John Waterman. Waterman received an anonymous tip. A couple of men were planning to steal copper at the Peabody Mine near Dugger. John decided to stake out the area. Andy was to be his back-up along with Carla, John's wife. They asked me if I wanted to go...

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The numbers don't lie
Posted Friday, February 25, at 3:11 PM

As a former teacher, I've been reading with complete absorption and somewhat disbelief the plans and changes Indiana's government is prescribing as the "great fix" for our schools. Utter dismay is a perfect word to describe my personal feelings. Since people seem to rely on facts so much, I spent some time today researching charter schools. I discovered a website called National Association of Charter Schools...

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Name that pooch
Posted Thursday, February 17, at 8:41 AM

We spent some enjoyable TV time watching the Westminster dog show. It's not called the "Super Bowl" of dog shows for no reason. This year they added a couple of new breeds to the dog groups. While watching these truly spectacular dogs parade across the screen, we checked out the unusual names...

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Love is ....
Posted Friday, February 11, at 9:46 AM

To celebrate the occasion of Valentine's Day, the following quotes share different opinions about the state of love. "Love has the power of making you believe what you normally treat with deepest suspicion." Mirabeau "Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away." Dorothy Parker...

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Teaching assistants are important
Posted Tuesday, February 8, at 3:28 PM

Good teaching assistants are worth their weight in GOLD. The current price of gold per ounce is $1361.75. Based on my calculations using an average weight of 150, my former assistants had a value of $20,426.25 each. To me, they were priceless. TA's do everything. They nurture, mentor, teach, nurse, parent, and perform endless office duties and paper work. A full day for any employee, but they also make time to liberally spread hugs and hope to the students...

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No value can be placed on the personal attention in the classroom
Posted Monday, January 31, at 2:02 PM

I was a teacher for the L&M School system during the 1970s when consolidation with Worthington and Switz City was being considered. I remember hearing a lot of dialog from many, many people that thought the idea was a terrible one. Complaints were loud and emotions high throughout the three small towns...

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Complaints were loud and emotions high
Posted Friday, January 28, at 9:23 AM

I was a teacher for the L&M School system during the 1970s when consolidation with Worthington and Switz City was being considered. I remember hearing a lot of dialog from many, many people that thought the idea was a terrible one. Complaints were loud and emotions high throughout the three small towns...

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Some memories stick to your soul
Posted Wednesday, January 26, at 7:53 AM

The death of another dedicated police officer was announced on a local television station. Many people have followed the story from the weekend's shooting. We will continue watching and sharing the grief that this family is experiencing. Even in a time when his parent's are filled with a deep wrenching sense of loss for their child, they are giving to others with organ donations...

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Another snow day
Posted Thursday, January 20, at 11:55 AM

Looking out the window above my computer I'm seeing snow again. I could do without it. However, kids look at snow as an escape from school. A snowy day calls for throwing the covers over your head, burrowing deeply underneath, and rising when you get good and ready...

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'You can lead a horse to water but you can't make em' drink'
Posted Friday, January 14, at 9:45 AM

The last couple of weeks have brought reports on a variety of happenings from the nation, state and county. The thoughtless shootings by what appears to be a very unstable gentleman. How can someone shoot and kill a 9 year old and not know it is wrong? For that matter, how can anyone not know that murder of another human being is evil...

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