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Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health

Keep your eyes open

Dec 23, 2014 1:41pm

This is a time of year when we tend to gather with friends and family. Some of these folks we only see a few times a year, or maybe less often than that. It’s a good time to keep your eyes and...

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Ray Harden

How cold will it be this winter?

Oct 27, 2014 10:49am

What will the coming winter bring? Will we have more cold weather like last winter?

The Weather bureau has predicted a mild weather because of the low “El Nino” in the Pacific Ocean. However...

Ann Welch

Union of Concerned Scientists evidence for global warming

Oct 22, 2014 9:51am

In my last column I wrote about how progress dealing with climate change is being impeded by denial of global warming by our huge energy interests such as Chevron, Conoco, BP, Exxon, and Shell. In...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health

Getting your home ready for winter

Oct 22, 2014 9:47am

After the polar vortex of last winter, many Iowans are dreading the coming winter months. If you are concerned about how you will afford to heat your home, please consider applying for the LIHEAP...

There goes a Chevy …or, was it a Ford?

Oct 22, 2014 9:44am

I have a tough time understanding how anyone today can tell one car from another.

I can’t.

To me, almost every car looks the same – at least the so-called “mainstream” cars. When I was...

Eb’s tofu and fiber diet

Oct 22, 2014 9:43am

On the way home from the lumberyard I drove by the coffee shop. I hadn’t planned to stop but when I saw Eb Griper’s rusty old Studebaker pick-up in the parking lot I realized I missed his insults...

Children deserve a chance at a bright future

Oct 22, 2014 9:40am

To the editor:

Our children deserve a chance at a bright future and it begins with a community that invests in the well-being of its citizens.

Research shows that children who...

Supporting Appel

Oct 22, 2014 9:40am

To the editor:

In 2007, State Senator Appel pushed for the Statewide Preschool Program that gave funding priority to school districts without existing preschools or districts with children...

Ernst misleading

Oct 22, 2014 9:39am

To the editor:

Like Joni Ernst I am a combat veteran (Vietnam). Also like Joni Ernst I was never in harms way. I was on a carrier (USS Oriskany/VF-194) off the coast of Vietnam. Sure, there...

Ann Welch

Climate change - it’s happening

Oct 16, 2014 9:13am

Climate change is on my mind again—I guess prompted by the news photo I saw of some 30,000 walruses crowded on land which used to be ice where they could haul out of the water to rest.


Devon Murphy-Petersen

Intrigue in the Soviet Union

Oct 16, 2014 9:12am

I vividly remember when I first read Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago”. I started it on a glorious fall Friday afternoon during my senior year of high school, read before and after work Saturday...

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