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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:00 AM
    Nonprofit organizations have long been a central part of communities across the country, and Indiana is no different. In Indianapolis alone, there are over 250 nonprofit organizations serving Marion County and the surrounding area. They represent a diverse range of initiatives and engage in a wide variety of activities including education, environmental advocacy, children and youth services, arts and culture, food insecurity and many more. While the mission and programming may vary by organization, each one does what they can to improve the lives of Indiana residents.
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  • Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:00 AM
    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events to be cancelled this year, but it does not take away the opportunity to shop local during the holiday season. Communities across the country have found innovative ways to keep both business owners and customers safe.
    For example, the Valley County Chamber in Ord, Nebraska, made their annual Snowball Drop a virtual event. Starting in early November, the Chamber posted questions about local businesses on their social media. 
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  • Digging out from beneath a deep, dark mental state
    Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:00 AM
    Sometimes there are points in life when one reflects on topics that bring worry, sadness, concern or even depression.
    They can pile up on our mind like leaves falling from the trees in autumn covering the roots that feed our soul.
    Beneath the pile it gets hard to see a way out of the depths. 
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  • Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:00 AM
    Joe Biden or Donald Trump will never visit me in my home, stand beside me at the funeral home or dance at my wedding. I will not be receiving any calls from either of them to pray for me during sickness or to check on how my children are doing. I probably will never sit in a room with them to visit, laugh and tell funny stories or just to hang out over a cup of coffee. I do not personally know either one. I welcome the opportunity to visit with either of them, but doubt it will happen.
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  • How giving back at holidays fits into your retirement plan 
    Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:00 AM
    When the holidays approach, Americans feel moved to open their wallets a little more to help the needy.
    And for retirees, that seasonal urge can fit neatly into their overall retirement plan – if they’re intentional about how they go about it.
    “Charitable giving is a frequently neglected area of financial planning, but it’s important for one’s financial health and spiritual and emotional well-being,” says Patrick Rush (www.patrickrushtfa.com), CEO of Triad Financial Advisors and the ForbesBooks author of Gain Big and Give Back: Financial Planning with Intention.
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  • Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:00 AM
    By Elena Stidham
    elena@thetimes24-7.com

    Earlier this week, Gov. Eric Holcomb issued an executive order to walk the state back from Stage 5 to more restrictive guidelines – based on the overall performance of each county.
    In Montgomery County, that led to a number of changes.
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  • Defund Walter Reed? Are liberals nuts?
    Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:00 AM
    Those desperate for power, as well as those unable to separate reason from emotion, often make fools of themselves – thinking they are at once smarter, possess “unique” experiences (unlike the rest of us), are ideologically pure, and just better at living life. We call those people liberals. 
    A liberal who calls herself a conservative is, well, a less smart liberal. The notion is that she gets credit for conservative compass, allowing her to bash the compass; people who bash their compass often end up on the rocks, or at least miserably lost. They are not good to follow.
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  • Sunday, November 1, 2020 4:00 AM
    Typically, the heart leads us and keeps us in various places throughout life. 
    Most of the time people marry because at that moment that's where their hearts have led them to be. For better or worse many people stay in marriages most of their lives because they have given their heart to their spouse.
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  • What’s in a dream, but what we wish to see?
    Sunday, November 1, 2020 4:00 AM
    I am walking across what seems to be an endless stretch of desert, with each step I hear my feet sink further and further into the sand. Each step is harder to make. The heat is unbearable as I stop and wipe my brow and replace my hat as I look up at a cloudless sky.
    I am walking towards a mountain range. I don’t know where I am headed but I know the journey is one of life and death. If I don’t make it to where I am going I will simply fade into the sand that envelopes my feet never to be seen again.
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  • Sunday, November 1, 2020 4:00 AM
    We have all had bad bosses – some of us really, really bad bosses. Mistakenly, when a bad boss departs, most of us feel relieved and then get back to work. The mistake is that we waste the leadership education that a bad boss brings. The collective experience of a bad boss is filled with fantastic leadership lessons because it: (1) teaches us what not to do and (2) equally teaches us the importance of a solid leader to deliver a great working environment for a team. Becoming a better leader is both a study of what to do and what not to do. Do not waste the leadership lessons of a bad boss. 
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  • Wooly worms, August fogs and bees predict winter weather
    Sunday, November 1, 2020 4:00 AM
    It’s time once again to see what the wooly worms and the other folk signs predict for the coming winter.
    As always, I find myself wishing Clara Hoover from Sheridan was still with us. Clara predicted the weather by folk signs for years and she would have been able to craft a coherent forecast out of this mess. She was often cited by television weathermen out of Indianapolis. All I can do is provide the information and let you draw your own conclusions.
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  • Wooly worms, bees say Brrrrr-ace for cold
    Friday, October 30, 2020 4:00 AM
    It’s time once again to see what the wooly worms and the other folk signs predict for the coming winter.
    As always, I find myself wishing Clara Hoover from Sheridan was still with us. Clara predicted the weather by folk signs for years and she would have been able to craft a coherent forecast out of this mess. She was often cited by television weathermen out of Indianapolis. All I can do is provide the information and let you draw your own conclusions.
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  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 4:00 AM
    Halloween is typically a relaxed day for America's kids to fill their coffers with candy. Children and adults often don their favorite wacky attire for a day of comic relief. 
    America needs a day of some kind of relief and maybe Halloween will provide some insanity or terror relief. Because nothing about Halloween is as scary as what America and the world has been experiencing. 
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  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 4:00 AM
    Discussion and debate has always been a part of rural America.
    From coffee shops to the local co-op, rural residents aren’t afraid to show their loyalty for one candidate or another, share their thoughts on the issues of the day, and voice their distrust of the government. Sometimes opinions can spur disagreement and raise tensions. But, in the end, most of us will agree to disagree, shake hands, and go about our day. 
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  • Extend your enjoyment of nutritious pumpkins
    Sunday, October 25, 2020 4:00 AM
    Pumpkin is not just for dessert. Consider using this low calorie, flavorful vegetable, botanically classified as a fruit, in any of the courses of your fall or holiday meals.
    The beta carotene that gives pumpkin its orange color is an important antioxidant. Increasing the beta carotenes in your diet can reduce the risk of developing some cancers and provide protection against heart disease. 
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