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So many choices

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

There’s no more putting it off…Christmas is here. The holiday displays in the stores have been trying to warn us since August and some of us just didn’t listen.  No worries, I have discovered Facebook auction sites. Not eBay, not Craigslist, not even Freecycle; Facebook auctions.  No long delays on delivery, just arrange to meet behind the Popeye’s on Laburnum and give them the cash and they give you the

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  • Texting: It can wait

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Editor’s Note: Every day, teenagers die on the roadways of this country because they are distracted by texting. Those grisly statistics can change, and a Hermann, Missouri student is doing her part to see they do. St. George eighth grade student Brenna Jones is the Missouri Middle School Division winner of the “It Can Wait” campaign aimed at discouraging texting while driving. The contest was sponsored in part by the

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  • A day to not give thanks

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:59 am

        Thanksgiving is all about being grateful for what we have.  Not so much what we’ve gotten for ourselves, but what’s been provided for us by others.  Like the Virginia colonists who shared a table with the Native Americans at the first Thanksgiving (yeah, even John Kennedy had to admit that one during his presidency; Pilgrims weren’t the first to host the feast, they simply had better marketing), the

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  • And now my friends have kids…

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    There’s a double standard to adulthood—to parenting, really.  It’s more pronounced in my male friends than my female ones, but that may be because I was roommates and suite-mates with some of the same guys that I’m watching try to enforce the kinds of rules at which we scoffed when we were of younger and stronger stuff. Proof?  I was hoping you’d ask. Allow me to bring to your attention

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  • Something noble on Veterans Day

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Veterans Day is not just another day for the over 20 million Americans that raised their right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.  Today is not just another day for the over 20 million family members that saw their loved ones leave home to answer the call. Whether the veteran slugged through a jungle in Vietnam, traveled Route Irish in Baghdad

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  • Halloween is upon us

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

    In just hours, Halloween will be upon us.  You can always tell because the Christmas decorations Walmart’s had up for months are looking pretty dusty by now.  There’s other clues, too…the aisles in costume shops are as picked over as a yard sale after lunch; yards are full of inflatables (I saw a seven-foot articulated cartoon-inspired Frankenstein’s Monster yesterday); bags of candy have increased in price like they’re covered by

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  • Thoughtless? I think not

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:55 am

    As we approach the holiday season, we are all faced with that great challenge. You know, the one where we stand facing the façade of a clothing or electronics or home goods or pet or shoe or sporting goods store and have that question reverberating through our heads.  “What do I get them?”  It’s a question that’s been pondered since the first caveman shoved a handful of weeds at his

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