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    The real stars

    The two most common elements in the world are hydrogen and stupidity, and not in that order. Every day we are confronted with this reality, whether we realize it or not. Wake up in the morning and the sun is shining, we should all say thank you to hydrogen. Wake up in the morning and turn on the...

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    Hope is possible in life’s darkest moments

    There was a lot of bad news last week. I suppose every week has its share, but last week seemed particularly unsettling. For me, it was topped off with the unnerving news of Robin Williams taking his own life. I know, thousands of words have already been spoken and written about his life, his talent...

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    Advice fromFOTB

    Our middle child, our only daughter, married a fine young man this summer. It was a beautiful wedding followed by a wonderful reception. Our sons are already married, so I had never before experienced the preparations for a daughter’s wedding. I’d like to share some things that I learned...

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    On middle school and men

    Doesn’t seem possible, but it’s back-to-school time again. Discussions around the dinner table recently have centered on school supplies, new clothes and class schedules. The word pre-algebra came up. It’s been a very long time, but I do remember my pre-algebra days. Mostly...

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    Showing respect

    Being asked to submit my views in this forum came as a shock to me.

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    The “Almost” of Vaccination

    I would be remiss if I didn’t report that August is immunization month.

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    Community journalism lives on

    Cass County should consider itself lucky.

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    Hitting the reset button in clerk’s office

    We may never know the full story of Amy Bell, Judge William Collins or what may or may not be sordid details of wrongdoing in the Cass County Circuit Clerk’s office.

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    Swap and flop

    This year’s World Cup is drawing to a close. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience watching the matches. There is a lot to like about soccer, a lot of things peculiar only to soccer, aspects of the game that would not quite translate well into our everyday lives. Although, come to...

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    Teens and summer driving

    Summer is in full swing.

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