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Mother does know best

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

My mom, Helen Nicholas, is about traditional, long-term fashion. To this day she dresses casual, comfortable, but appropriately for any occasion.

My mom has nice taste and great style. She...

Ann Welch

Hopping for Joy

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

Care For Yourself

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

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Poison ivy

Jun 25, 2014 12:50pm

It was out there hiding under the lilac bushes on the south fence line of my property.

I moved carefully through the bushes, took aim, and gently squeezed the trigger. Although I hate to use...

Ann Welch

A new friend

Jun 25, 2014 12:48pm

I’m embarking on an adventure I haven’t enjoyed for many years—raising a new puppy. Ozzie is a 3-month old pug, and he is, as my kids say, “ridiculously cute”. It is truly amazing how similar...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

The many stories of Chestnut Street

Jun 25, 2014 12:41pm

Just a year ago I wrote a glowing review for “A Week in Winter”, billed at that time as the last book of the late beloved Irish author Maeve Binchy. Luckily for all of us, during her long writing...

Letter to the editor 062614

Jun 25, 2014 12:38pm

To the Editor:

Gov. Terry Branstad often likes to say that he met his match in terms of energy and enthusiasm for the state of Iowa in Lieutenant Gov. Kim Reynolds. Jack Hatch picked his...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

A month lost

Jun 18, 2014 4:18pm

I just finished listening to an interesting memoir, “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan. One day Cahalan woke up in restraints in a hospital room, unable to move, speak, or...

Ann Welch

Views from my window

Jun 18, 2014 3:50pm

As I sit at my computer near one of my porch picture windows just inches away I have seen several interesting things I want to share with you. First, one of my cats came strolling across the yard...

It had to be the worst ‘job’ in the world

Jun 18, 2014 3:49pm

The man who answered the door was wearing boxer shorts and an undershirt – one of those narrow strap things some of our mothers forced us to wear when we were kids – that only barely covered his...

Letter to the editor 061914

Jun 18, 2014 3:46pm

To the Editor:

The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated certain subsidies which the federal government first used to establish the 1997 Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Part C is a...

The customer is not always right

Jun 18, 2014 3:43pm

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard the phrase, “The customer is always right.” While I always strived to give my customers the very best service and give them the benefit of the doubt...

Bright is right for accessories

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

There are mixed reviews this season on the bright neon colors in fashion, but I am seeing a lot of neon in the stores this season, especially in accessories. Personally, I love the neon colors in...

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