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Country Roads… What do you want to be when you grow up?

Jun 30, 2016 10:00am

If you want to strike up a conversation with a kindergartener just ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most 5 and 6-year-olds will slip their imaginations into high gear and lead you...

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I Was Just Thinking… A half-century really isn’t all that long a time

May 05, 2016 10:00am

To historians and those folks interested in such things, Philadelphia is famous as home of the Liberty Bell and the Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin doesn’t diminish the city’s reputation,...

Health and Wellness… Toddler Fest 2016

May 05, 2016 9:00am

The wildly popular Toddler Fest will be held Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m.- noon at the Dallas County Fairgrounds. There is no admission charge.

This is the third-annual Toddler Fest, which...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t increase supervisor membership

May 04, 2016 3:52pm

I just read that some of the mayors of the County are asking for us to restructure our County government from 3 to 5 supervisors. I have dealt with this before and the ones behind it were also...

Letter to the Editor: Board of Supervisors

May 04, 2016 3:52pm

Mayors of eight Dallas County municipalities have sent a written request dated April 5 to the Dallas County supervisor’s board (Dallas County News, April 28, 2016). The mayors requested an...

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Bits and Pieces… Five Top Accomplishments of Earthjustice

Apr 28, 2016 3:57pm

To quote Earthjustice, “the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, Earthjustice wields the power of the law and the strength of partnership to take on the critical environmental issues...

I Was Just Thinking… His weak heart was, nonetheless, a big one

Apr 28, 2016 3:57pm

As I recall, I was about seven years old when my dad took me aside and told me that it was time for me to receive a weekly allowance.

He set the amount to 20 cents a week and, in 1950 or ’51...

Health and Wellness… Food Safety

Apr 28, 2016 3:57pm

For the very young, and for those with a few more miles, food-borne illness can happen quickly, with severe results. Focus on these four concepts: clean, separate, cook, and chill.


Country Roads… Stay tuned for the Dating Game

Apr 28, 2016 3:57pm

One of the rewards of marriage, in my humble male opinion, is that the dating process is behind you.

As a teenager, dating was difficult. Oh, I liked girls… a lot. I enjoyed being around the...

I Was Just Thinking… The road to becoming ‘Bell Ringer’ Bill

Apr 21, 2016 3:56pm

For many people, tracing roots is more than just a quest for information about ancestors – it’s an obsession.

While I’m not caught up in a frenzy about my past, I certainly find it...

Health and Wellness… Burning Trash

Apr 21, 2016 3:56pm

Many Iowans burn household trash and yard waste, believing that burning is an American freedom. The tricky part about my freedom is that it only goes as far as it infringes on your freedom. So...

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