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Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014
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There have been a couple of stories that have come through the various news agencies over the past couple of weeks about caterpillars.
I can't be blamed for the ice cream...
So at the beginning of this week, I decided to swear off sugar. Since then, I've had a slice of lemon ice box pie and also shared a pint of peach cobbler ice cream with The Police. Oh, and a sweet tea from Sonic. As you can see, it's going very well. Sugar is practically a thing of the past...
Finding the time (and money) for travel
I've spent some time over the past couple of weeks researching Yellowstone National Park. We're contemplating a trip there, potentially next summer.
Retreat stirs apprehension
The Blytheville Leadership Institute kicks off its new class this week with the annual orientation retreat on Thursday and Friday, and this year I'll be participating.
Exercise your right to vote
The right to vote is too often taken for granted and discarded like junk mail. There's an old saying: "Elections have consequences." And it's true.
Football season gets into full swing
This past weekend was one of my favorite times of the year, as high school, college and pro football got into full swing. I have my Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Mondays and now even Thursdays covered for the next few months.
Fall is the time to plant trees and shrubs
Hubby and I spent most of the morning Sunday moving a peach tree. This particular tree is a super-dwarf, self-pollinating peach tree.
Yes, I really am that person now ...
So mostly what I do around here (and by around here I mean in this column) is funny. Maybe not knee-slapping funny, but sort of chuckle funny, observations-about-life kind of funny, and wow-so-many-strange-things-happen-to-that-rather-odd-girl-kind-of funny.
Good job, Internet
This weekend the Internet was taken by storm when a hacker broke into several celebrities' iCloud accounts and stole private photos and videos. As a journalist, self-proclaimed tech geek and Apple fanboy, I've been keeping tabs on this recent celebrity leak situation.
The start of the school year is a good time to start thinking about college, especially for all middle and high school students. Many students ask, "Why should I go to college?" The answer is opportunity.
Letters to the EditorClosing Osceola hospital isn't the answer (09/15/14)
Things all parents should teach their kids (09/15/14)
A winning idea for the city's parks (09/05/14)
County can't afford to run two hospitals (08/30/14)