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Letter to the Speaker

EDITOR: Enclosed is a later I recently sent to Speaker Boehner of the House of Representatives. Dear Speaker Boehner: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country — United States of America. The Founders of our great country in their esteemed wisdom wrote into the Constitution that […]

No Comment / January 08, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

What are your options for care?

By Liz Heape-Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. Markis live independently within their home. Recently, Mr. Markis was diagnosed with dementia. He is presenting behaviors that make it difficult for Mrs. Markis to handle his care alone. Currently Mrs. Markis is unable to leave him alone and therefore is not able to get out to the grocery […]

No Comment / January 08, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Be like Grandma

The Buddhists recommend that we have a “grandmother mind.” They describe this mind as patient, loving and filled with passion. I like this recommendation. • The grandmother I knew was very protective, always encouraging and quick to forgive my mistakes. When everyone else was quick to condemn or criticize, my grandmother would teach me life […]

No Comment / January 08, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Nugget resuscitates Christmas dinner

UPS and FedEx packages not making it in time for Christmas made national news, and in our case it concerned the staple of our family meal — the Christmas ham. A few days into December I’d decided to simplify things and ordered a Honey Baked ham. We’d be hosting Christmas and had also just decided […]

1 Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: CASA, Big Brothers and Sisters provide important role models

By Vern Pierson Every parent has looked into the eyes of their child and wondered who will they be when they grow up. What or whom will influence that outcome? Good or bad, kids imitate the role models in their lives. When things go right, children are inspired by their own parents, relatives, a dedicated […]

No Comment / January 02, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Help animal rescue groups

EDITOR: Have you ever driven and saw a raccoon or a skunk on the side of the road? Have you ever wondered why that animal ran in the middle of the road? It could have panicked or it could have been running from something. Animals that get injured by a car have a very low […]

1 Comment / January 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

When does the IRS tax us for not having health care?

EDITOR: I understood from Justice Roberts writing for the majority of the Supreme Court that the Affordable Health Care Act could go forward as a tax and as such I am confused as to where or when I pay this tax to IRS. I know that there is a penalty for not participating in the […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »