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Jeopardy Is “Must See” Television

When it comes to television unless its sports, I don’t watch much. I’ve never taken in a minute of “Game of Thrones” and I haven’t made it through an entire episode of “This is Us.” There is however, one show that has captivated my attention for many years, and that is “Jeopardy.” Mike Wilcox Mike’s […]






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Just Married

This certainly has been a busy month on all fronts. The weather has kept us in suspense, but that is nothing new. Monday’s temperatures were delightful; Tuesday not so much, but the rain clouds moved on east and blue sky won. Steady warmer temperatures are not immediately in the forecast and we’ve heard the “S” […]






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What’s Cooking?

Now that Easter is over and what to do with the delicious leftovers……Well I have a couple of good ideas and here they are…….. Carol Cope Cooking & Recipes HAM  NOODLE  BAKE By Joyce Tarantine 1/2 cup cooked ham, chopped 1/4 pound American cheese 1 medium green pepper 1 small onion 5 to 6 ounces  uncooked noodles 1 can […]






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Decision

In my counseling practice I often hear people tell me that they just cannot trust someone who has really harmed them. Even after many sessions they can find no basis for trust. We then have the discussion about trust and what we want to base that trust on. After a thorough examination of the pros […]






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Dust Mite Allergies May Be Making Your Seasonal Allergies Worse

Young woman using a vacuum cleaner while cleaning carpet in the house. Allergy season is officially here, but it isn’t just the pollen and grasses you need to worry about. According to experts, there may be another factor affecting your allergies year-round: dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic insect-like pests that live inside bedding, mattresses, […]






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Surgery May Improve Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survival Rate, Study Finds

Surgery may be tied to improved chances of survival in stage 4 breast cancer patients, a new study suggests. Researchers found that tumor-removing surgery improves stage 4 breast cancer patients’ chances of survival by 44% within 21 months after the surgery. The study, which was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting […]






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Tigers Victory An Inspiration To Many

A year ago I wrote that we all should be inspired by Tiger Woods’ comeback to competitive golf. The man who twenty years ago was on top of the world with record earnings, any commercial gig he desired, million dollar homes and was one of the richest athletes in the world saw it all come […]






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The Fishing Fiddler

 In celebration of the 121st birthday of that well remembered fiddler and angler, Bill Bigford, we fondly remember him and his great love of both. This week, as the fishing season opener nears, we remember his love of angling.   Julie Traynor Postcards from the Pine Columnist Bill Bigford loved to fish. He loved the anticipation and […]






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What’s Cooking?

Yesterday as we were in a snow storm, I called all my friends and wished them a Merry Christmas…,  just for your information, I have not lost it but I was the first to wish them this.   Now for some Easter dishes for all to enjoy…..Easter Ham or Leg of Lamb are usually the meat […]






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The Gold Ball Story

When I was a child a nun once told us a story about why we should not sin. “If the Earth was a gold ball and every one million years a bird came by and brushed its wing against it, by the time the ball wore a way, was only a bit of eternity. That […]






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