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My feeders are not a McDonald’s for deer

Pettus Read

By Pettus L. Read As a young boy walking the lanes of my grandparents’ farm, I often heard the beautiful calls of a certain bird that seemed to make those days a little bit brighter, no matter what the purpose of my trip involved. If the walk involved getting up the milk cows for the […]

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Lucky and qualified to write today’s thoughts

Robert_McGowan

By Robert McGowan Yep, in a few months I’ll be 92 years old. I suppose that’s old and I will admit to stopping my writing here because I don’t know what to say next. I am really thankful to be such a lucky guy in many ways. Yes, lucky in many ways. But, instead of […]

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News from the North Pole

Rick Jacobs

By Rick Jacobs The wait is over! It is time once again for my annual, “News From the North Pole” column! (I will pause for a moment for the applause to die down). From the North Pole:   Santa’s elves have had to call in extra help from the Jockey Guild and work around the […]

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Thankful for the right to be unthankful

Rick Jacobs

By Rick Jacobs Thanksgiving is upon us. Again. I understand the idea behind it. This is the day when everyone gathers with family and loved ones to celebrate their blessings by eating until we’re barely able to walk. We do this on the fourth Thursday of every November. On the fourth Friday, we convert the […]

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Without sorrow, there is no joy

By Rick Jacobs A few weeks ago a fundraiser was held for my sister, Becky. For those who don’t know, she is in the fight of her life, for her life, against cancer. This has been, far and away, the most difficult life-challenge my family has ever had to face. And, naturally, thoughts and questions […]

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Saint Francis most recent target of BlueCross network disruption

By Jeremy Clark As a local healthcare leader providing care for the people in our community, Saint Francis embraces and enjoys many partnerships that make our mission possible. Some of these include working with other healthcare companies and some are simply with local individuals who advocate for what we provide our community. Regardless of their […]

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Without sorrow, there is no joy

  By Rick Jacobs A few weeks ago a fundraiser was held for my sister, Becky. For those who don’t know, she is in the fight of her life, for her life, against cancer. This has been, far and away, the most difficult life-challenge my family has ever had to face. And, naturally, thoughts and […]

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