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It Takes a Village

May 21, 2015 1:01am

There’s an old saying that goes “It takes a village to raise a child.” When you’re running a community newspaper that ethos is taken to heart. What we do we do in the face of competition from all...

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Would You Want to be Called That?

Apr 11, 2014 1:01am

Tradition is a hard thing to let go of, whether it’s a good or bad one. It’s easy to fall into the “it’s always been that way” hole, so I can only imagine that’s why the debate over the NFL’s...

The Cost of Collegians

Apr 04, 2014 12:01am

For years, a controversy has broiled about whether or not college athletes should be paid for their “services.” I put quotation marks around that word because I’m not sure the word applies but it...

Why are we Fools in April?

Mar 28, 2014 12:02am

The short answer to the question posted above? No one knows for sure.

April Fool’s Day has been around for hundreds of years, and you would think after all this time we as a society would...

Friends and Trouble

Mar 21, 2014 12:01am

There has never been an easier or more convenient way to get into trouble than to hang out with your best buddy. I have plenty of friends, and have had through the years, but there’s always that...

Are We Dead Yet?

Mar 14, 2014 12:01am

I read occasionally how the newspaper is dead, gone the way of the Dodo bird, full-service gas stations, 8-track tapes, Betamax and landline telephones. Of course, I read all this on the internet...

Awards Season

Mar 07, 2014 1:02am

So, it’s awards season. Apparently, Hollywood has this thing called The Oscars, or some such.

I, however, was in attendance at the Greater Anna Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet held at...

Reaching Silver with Jerry and the ‘Boys

Feb 28, 2014 1:01am

A tempestuous relationship reached its silver anniversary this year. It was on Feb. 25, 1989 that oil man and outsized character Jerry Jones purchased my team — and America’s team — the Dallas...

A Family Tradition

Feb 21, 2014 1:01am

Usually when you hear divorce and kids in the same breath you nearly always expect the mother to be mentioned, as well. People often express honest surprise when I tell them I kept custody of my...

The Ins and Outs of Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2014 1:01am

Does Bah Humbug apply to Valentine’s Day? Well, maybe it should.

I don’t want to come across as unromantic, but both the lovely missus and I agree that this Hallmark Holiday is not really...

Letting Their Voices be Heard

Feb 07, 2014 1:01am

Too often in city politics the scene is one of emptiness — the meeting chambers, that is. All too often city council meetings, parks board meetings and planning and zoning commission meetings go...

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