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    Family

    Several years ago, I attended a seminar concerning the ill effects of drug and alcohol abuse upon families. The speaker informed us that there is no opposite of dysfunctional as it relates to family.

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    Freedom from health hazards

    One of the most profitable, marketing savvy and politically powerful organizations has quite a hold here in what some would consider small-town America.

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    What I miss the most

    I used to have a great memory. I could recall dates, places, names and faces. I can tell you about real estate transactions that I was involved in 25 years ago, but have trouble remembering what I had for breakfast.

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    A wonderful weekend

    How many people does it take to pull off a really successful fall festival? I don’t know the answer to that one, and it is impossible to know how many people were involved in last weekend’s Burnt District Festival. Despite the cool, windy weather, it was fantastic!

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    I love a parade

    The first Log Cabin Festival parade in Harrisonville was about 40 years ago. Mayor Bob Johnson was the announcer for that parade, and continued in that role for several years until his declining health prevented him from further participation.

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    Finding a place to serve

    Several years ago, Harlan Davis stuck a tobacco-stained finger in my chest while holding a well-chewed unlit cigar.

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    Tackling Sundays

    An estimated 33 million of us did this on Sunday.

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    Myunbucket list

    Now that I have officially reached the tender age that makes me eligible to begin drawing a monthly Social Security check, I have had some of the strangest questions posed of me. Many times I’m asked if retirement is in my near future (it’s not), but someone really stumped me the other...

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    Breaking silence

    While news concerning celebrities often brings issues to the forefront of public perception, there has not been a topic more ignored, stereotyped and downplayed than mental health – even after the death of Robin Williams.

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    To be PC or not to be

    I am not a politically correct person.

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