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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Burning of Baldy Rock and a critical lack of coffee
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:24 AM
    Home Country
    Slim Randles
    April First … clear wonderful morning … members of the world dilemma think tank down at the Mule Barn coffee shop looked around.
    “Anyone seen Dud this morning?”
    “Not me. Haven’t seen Herb, either, come to think of it.”
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  • Furry friends can catch this virus, too
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:08 AM
    A.D Williams once said, “When I look into the eyes of an animal I see a living being. I see a friend. I see a soul.”
    This is truly how I feel about my “fur” family. When I am feeling down there's no better moment for me than going and snuggling up with my four-legged friends.
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  • The season of sneezing is coming fast upon us
    Monday, April 6, 2020 4:08 AM
    It’s once again time to run my annual column on allergies. Many of our readers are probably already cursing the annual return of allergy symptoms. The tree pollen levels in Indiana have already been at moderate to high levels. Spring allergy symptoms are making it even more difficult to differentiate who might have COVID-19 symptoms or just run of the mill allergy symptoms.
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  • More’s not always better!
    Monday, April 6, 2020 4:02 AM
    Supplements, do I need them? The answer is simple, probably not. If you have been following social media, you have certainly seen different companies pushing different vitamins and nutrients, especially recently with the COVID-19 pandemic. The supplements come in many forms; pills, shakes, and patches. It doesn’t matter the supplement delivery method, there are a ton out there, trying to convince you to spend your money on them.
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  • Even in the worst of conditions with the right help the show will go on
    Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:56 AM
    Social media these days are filled with living room concerts, musicians pickin’ away to empty performance halls, one-on-ones from their decks and every corner of performers’ spaces.
    The current pandemic has resulted in performers' slates of appearances being cleared for months to come. I am in that same boat. Many performers are now struggling like everyone else, founding themselves sheltering away from work.
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  • Does overseas work qualify for benefits?
    Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:16 AM
    Dear Rusty: My daughter had menial jobs - part time - here in the USA during high school and college but shortly after college moved to South Korea to teach English. After eight years there she will be going to Belgium and getting married. She will be living there and working there. Will she ever have access to any Social Security benefits? Signed: Interested Father
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  • So why is yard waste site closed?
    Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:15 AM
    It’s been a little quiet around here lately. When the governor told us all to go home and stay there, MAC wasn’t sure if the floodgates would open because people have time on their hands, or if no one would think of questions because things are out of sight, out of mind. It’s been more of the latter, but MAC thanks Bill from Crawfordsville for sending the following question in this week.
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  • VSO shares monthly report
    Friday, April 3, 2020 6:15 AM
    Looks like April is continuing the trend this year and the forecast is warm.
    Great News! We have four volunteer drivers to drive veterans to Roudebush at Indy and Danville, Ill.. Our volunteer drivers have escorted three veterans to Roudebush Hospital in Indianapolis and zero to Danville, Ill. in March. I had 54 phone calls with 13 veterans visiting the office.
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  • Finding out more about yourself during isolation
    Friday, April 3, 2020 6:08 AM
    “This is tougher than I thought it would be,” said my wife. “I do love you, but being in the same living space together for so long makes me a little nervous that we can make this work for much longer.”
    That was on our honeymoon 40 years ago…and we are still together.
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  • Butch shares WORST advice he’s gotten
    Friday, April 3, 2020 6:03 AM
    During this Covid-19 virus dilemma, we are receiving lots of advice from the experts and the media regarding our health and safety . . . mostly good . . . and some maybe not so good. Who knows for sure? At my age, I take all advice with a grain of salt, because I remember all of the health and safety advice that I have received in the past which did not turn out to be so wise. Here are a few examples of BAD ADVICE given to me in the last 71 years . . .
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  • Before fame, fortune ‘Beebsie’ was C’ville’s own
    Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:40 AM
    Have any of you ever read the delightful children’s book How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together? It’s my all-time favorite. It tells a wonderful story about how two fellas who are totally different finally discover (they couldn’t ride bikes because one rode fast and one rode slow for example) something that the two of them could do – eat ice cream . . . together!
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  • Acting human comes naturally
    Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:39 AM
    COMMENTARY
    John O. Marlowe
    Here is a question for you who dread getting up for work every day: You kinda miss it now, don’t you?
    Regardless of what you do for a living, the course of your time away from home likely brings you into contact with other people. Maybe you enjoy all the people in your work life; maybe they irritate the netherworld out of you?
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  • Retirement
    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:59 AM
    Tim Timmons announced his retirement today.
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  • Trying to keep up with a push up challenge online
    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:57 AM
    Bob suggested we all do push-ups.
    I guess I should mention that I don’t know Bob. Peter, my husband, knew Bob in high school. To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure Peter and Bob were even close pals in high school. But Bob sent me a Facebook friend request shortly after he became Facebook friends with Peter and, even though I don’t know Bob, I accepted. Then Bob challenged me to do push-ups.
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  • 20202 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss is ready for anything
    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:54 AM
    By Casey Williams
    As we are in the middle of an historic event, it’s time we get a vehicle that’s ready for the occasion. It should be all-weather capable, comfortable, and apparently able to haul vast quantities of toilet paper. As an Eagle Scout, I can dig a trench and wipe with leaves, but many seem to need a pickup for their aft-ward tidiness. No matter what comes, the 2020 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss is prepared.
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