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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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    The other side of health

    There is often more to local public health officials than what is portrayed in a summer movie blockbuster. We are not a ruggedly good looking actor fighting a rapidly spreading zombie virus nor do we jump into stopping a deadly disease with guns blazing. The tale of the public health official is...

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    Visiting Memphis

    The almost-annual trip to Memphis this year had some new components added in this time around.

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