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January 16, 2014 We had a January thaw last weekend, but winter returned this week bringing us wind and colder temperatures. That’s typical for us this time of yea. more »»

‘Experts’ are creating a country of wimps

January 9, 2014 This nation was founded by men and women with the rock-solid characteristics of courage and self-reliance. more »»

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January 9, 2014 I give you the following information concerning the weather we have been getting in Sherman and the area around it, so you folks that are spending the winter in the south will know what you’re... more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

January 9, 2014 HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREETINGS January 9: Jourdi Douglas Damcott, Bryson Henry Guillen, Dennis Rathburn, Tom Robson, Caroline Crump January 10: Jim Cochran III , Barbara Field, Roberta Freeman, Alexander... more »»

Medicare open enrollment is over… now what?

January 9, 2014 Chautauqua County seniors (and OFA HIICAP counselors) made it through the 2013 Medicare Open Enrollment perio. more »»

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January 3, 2014 Christmas Day is over for another year and as much as I enjoyed it, I’m thankful to get back on my regular schedule. more »»

Open the door to the New Year

January 2, 2014 Dear readers, As I take a short break from the stresses of the holiday season, I’m sharing a Golden Oldie, updated from way back in December 1990. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

January 2, 2014 Happy Birthday Greetings January 7: Kenneth Damcott Jr. , Tim Fisher, Halley Hubbell, Patrice Kelly, Paige Phelps, Mary Lou Spake January 8: Tom Fisher, Emily . more »»

Predictions from my cloudy crystal ball

December 26, 2013 As I look into the murky mists of my crystal ball, I’m ready to make a few fearless forecasts about 2014. more »»

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December 26, 2013 A new year is a magic chest Untold wealth is in it: A golden chain of precious hours Every link a minute. Tears and laughter, sadness, song Jeweled gems that lend Richness to the legacy... more »»

Changes of address

December 20, 2013 In February 1956, George and I moved into a little honeymoon apartment. It was located above a garage on a quiet, tree-lined street in Ft. Worth, Texa. more »»

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December 20, 2013 Just six more days until Christmas and oh so much to do! Probably many of you are feeling like that just now for there’s always so many things one wants to get done before the big day arrives. more »»

The short flight that changed history

December 12, 2013 In the early 1900s, the Wright brothers of Dayton, Ohio, owned a small bicycle repair shop. In addition to their modest business, the two were dreamers and doers. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

December 12, 2013 Winter returned in full in full force on Dec. 7 with a 20-degree day and snow flurries. A few days previously we had several days in the upper 50’s. more »»

The natural law of twists and tangles

December 5, 2013 The front of my desk, where my computer lives, is also home to such vital items as the copier and printer, my small personal fan and my trusty pencil sharpener. more »»

Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman

December 5, 2013 Once again we have a winter wonderland just outside my door. Every tree and shrub is dressed in elegant white lace and the yards and meadows are covered with a smooth, ermine carpet. more »»

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November 28, 2013 It’s good to bring you greetings again on this day before Thanksgiving. No doubt many of you are getting prepared for the holiday tomorrow. more »»

Let laughter cancel out the gloom

November 28, 2013 These days, it seems like every media outlet, whether it be radio, television or the newspaper, is bringing a constant barrage of bad news into our lives. more »»

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November 21, 2013 I sit to write on Nov. 13 and the thermometer says it’s 31 degrees. The sun is shining, all signs of snow are gone and the leaves in our yard have departed until spring. more »»

Memories of ‘putting food by’

November 21, 2013 Last week, as I walked through the hardware store, I stopped short in front of a display. more »»



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