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Judging by the throngs of people surging into airports and tourist spots, summer vacation is alive and well once again. The country is finally unfurling from its COVID cocoon as families spread their … more
Tell us about it in a letter to the editor.Letters to the editor must be signed and must include an address and a daytime telephone. Exact addresses and phone numbers will not be printed.Letters may … more
A very reliable source has informed me that June 5th was an important day. It just so happened to be the birthday of our very own recycling center’s Ben Lee! I also believe that this was one of … more
With Independence Day just around the corner, I thought it appropriate to do a little digging into my ancestry for patriots who helped secure our freedom more than 200 years ago. I didn’t have … more
After reading the article in the BH-FP by the Genealogical  Association I did some research on Polk County's  contribution to the “Greatest Generation.” I researched the national archives … more
When I was 12 years old, give or take a year or two, I nearly lost my dad to a swarm of yellow jackets. I didn’t realize at the time how close to death he might have come, had not Mom been home … more
What is snake oil and how did the sale of it become associated with hucksters and frauds? Unfortunately for snakes, this is yet another tarnish on the image of a creature that has experienced … more
Tis the season for teenagers and summer jobs. Two of my three offspring are pounding the digital pavement this week as they apply online for various jobs around town. Their dad and I have always … more
Today, in our final chapter of this journey, I want to talk about joy. For many of us who are struggling, joy seems so far away. We’ve forgotten how to have fun. We feel stuck. I want to unlock the … more
I want to say that it offends me that Jim Hamilton would compare the health care workers to veterans on Memorial Day!  Yes, they should be recognized but not on a day that is for our fallen … more
“Part of the journey is the end.”That’s how I opened our Friday night coverage of the final game of the 2019 Bolivar High School football season, in which the Liberators lost 37-14 to state … more
Recently, on the eve of another week of school, my 14-year-old daughter remembered Monday would bring more math — geometry homework and tests, to be specific. Silent tears slid down her face in … more
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