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Al Batt

Al Batt: A bad case of the Mondays

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I have a bad case of the Mondays.    It’s Wednesday. Then ...

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Jena DeMoss: Tasty times together in the kitchen

Did you know that kids who regularly help in the kitchen grow up confident to prepare their own ...

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Annie Lane: Should I evict my son?

Dear Annie: I have a 47-year-old son who lives with me. He pays no rent, and he does ...

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Annie Lane: Letting go doesn’t mean you have to lose

Dear Readers: Thank you for all your responses to “Letting Go Is Hard to Do.” We have undeniably ...

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Dr. Joey Page: Strategic plan a step to the future

Greetings!  As we move into December, the 12th chapter of this adventure we’re calling 2021, I think everyone ...

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Jamey Helgeson: Don’t forget our Christmas wish list!

Have some fun and check out these wonderful items you can easily donate to our organization this holiday ...

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Kevin Nelson: Park trees cut down

Just when we thought we’d seen it all! Our parks supervisor was making the rounds through various parks ...

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Marvin Repinski: Pain, even during the holidays

There are two passages in the novel “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf, that to me, speaks to the ...

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Ask A Trooper: Avoid using high beams to compensate for cloudy headlights

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I have a question about headlights, it seems that drivers are using their ...

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Annie Lane: Unanswered prayers

Dear Annie: This letter is addressed to all those who think back on a first love and believe ...

Al Batt

Al Batt: No time for being offended

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’ve looked everywhere for my flashlight and I can’t find it. Doesn’t ...

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Carolyn Bogott: A breath of fresh air for Austin

Karem Salas Ramirez is a breath of fresh air in our community.  She loves Austin, values what this ...

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Nature Notes: Beavers in winter

By Sydney Weisinger Teacher/Naturalist  One of my favorite classes to teach as an environmental educator is about beavers. ...

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Sarah Lysne: The joy of one precious gift

I have heard many stories over the years of how children were excited about receiving one or two ...

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Annie Lane: High school still haunts me

Dear Annie: I am a 76-year-old woman who is still not over her teenage friendship troubles. I should ...

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