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Goodnight Mom

By TIM BEELAND,

We first met on January 25, 1961 and it was love at first sight. She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen and we both knew our bond would last a lifetime on the day I was born. She was my mom. She died Sunday after a nearly month-long battle with something no one gets, Cryptococcal Meningitis.




Inevitable change

By EMILY JACKSON,

Technology changes, days change, even the light changes to dark on a regular schedule as the moon rises, the sun falls. Throughout life we have heard “change in inevitable.” We walk through life comfortable until life throws us a curveball or a forced change. Some changes are actions of consequences and some we have absolutely no control over.



Fall snuck up on us this year

By TIM BEELAND,

We’ve pretty much been out of pocket for a few weeks and woke up Monday to a tad bit cooler weather and the calendar reading “first day of fall.” About that same time the weatherman proclaimed that it was going to be 90-something degrees so it seemed to me that one or the other might be wrong.






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