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  • She just had to really, really pee

    Column as I see ’em …

    Let’s play a little game I like to call, “What Should the Editor Do?”

    A woman called me first thing Monday morning to complain about what was, if true, an obviously bad decision by a business here in town.

    The woman, who didn’t tell me until nearly 30 minutes into our conversation that she is African American, said she accompanied a friend into the business and, while waiting, told an employee she really, really had to pee.

  • Important times, dates as upcoming general election nears

    As we near the Nov. 8 General Election, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of important dates and times. We have had several inquiries regarding registering to vote, making a party change and other election related questions.

    Currently

    Mail-in ballots are being sent out daily. Call our office to request an application.

    Oct. 7

    Inspection of voting equipment at 8:30 a.m. at the clerk’s office.

    Oct. 10

    Walk-in absentee voting begins during normal business hours.

    Oct. 11

  • Fall is the perfect time to sample soil

    If you think spring is the best time to take soil samples, you might want to rethink that.

    Fall is actually the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

  • Updated facts about coconut oil

    For many years, the high saturated fat content of coconut oil made the oil a no-no for individuals looking to lose weight or live healthier lifestyles. Recent scientific reports have said saturated fat may not be as bad as once thought or as bad when compared to trans-fat. This has allowed coconut oil to gain popularity.

  • Subscription clubs can save you time, money

    This one’s for the guys

    I know, ladies, it’s all about our husbands, boyfriends, dads, brothers or any other guy in your life, this time.

    I have found a great way for us to have our guys looking better than ever at a very low price. We pamper ourselves to make sure we look nice … I think it’s time for the guys to have a turn.

    Guys, don’t let this go to your heads, but I have found a couple of monthly subscriptions to make life a little easier, and that are cheap!

  • Act now to avoid flower withdrawl this winter

    What a beautiful weekend. I know many of you are wishing it would cool off, but I’m thankful it’s staying warm. The nights are gorgeous. Even if the sun is setting earlier, it’s still making incredible pictures to close the day.

  • Paid firefighters likely won’t happen

    Column as I see ’em …

    It was the nightmare everyone talks about that finally came true.

    A man is trapped inside his burning vehicle Friday on Versailles Road and, of course, a train blocks the crossing, delaying a full-throated response from first responders desperate to come to his rescue.

    As we reported the tragedy on our website and social media platforms, outrage grew as people took to their Facebook pages to complain about the trains and demand that something be done.

    But what?

  • Don’t forget the sacrifices of 9/11

    I don’t normally offer things to the news, but with this being the 15th anniversary of the attack I felt that there needs to be something in the paper to help our citizens remember this horrendous attack against America on our homeland.

  • I’m officially ‘that mom’

    Before having children, I vowed never to become “that mom,” but sometime in the past 13 years I have molded into her.

    I realized that I had become “that mom” Thursday afternoon, when I opted to buy my son boxer shorts rather than tackle the seemingly endless pile of laundry that a family of five acquires during the week.

    After a brief (pun intended) stop at Walmart, I decided the best course of action regarding dinner was the good ole standby — Mickey D’s.

  • File FAFSA early to get state aid for college

    The federal government has made it easier to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    If you have gone to college or have had a child go, chances are you’ve filled out the FAFSA.

    Changes to this form announced by the Obama administration in 2015 are about to go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year.