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Many of you know me as Tasha Martinelli or Tasha Sweet, youngest of Bill and Kay Martinelli's daughters, mother to Kaeli and Deagan, and serial small-town volunteer along with my husband, Jason. But you may not know my real name is Nastasia. Don't worry if you can't spell it correctly, my mom misspelled my name for 16 years! So please don't be surprised when you see the Knights Ferry News by Nastasia Sweet, it's just little old me.

August 02, 2017 | By NASTASIA SWEET | Local Columns

Do Go Chasin’ Waterfalls …

With both an apology and a nod to TLC of 'Don't Go Chasin' Waterfalls' music fame, 'Do Go' was definitely the theme of my vacation.

August 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

How Medicare Covers Home Health Services

A couple of years ago, my father, well into his 70s, finally bought himself a high-performance automobile.

July 25, 2017 | | Local Columns

Maintaining A Happy Multigenerational Home


July 25, 2017 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns

Simple Ways To Deal With Difficult People


July 18, 2017 | | Local Columns

Mommy Musings

This isn't what you think. Well, at least I don't think it is. Most especially since one of my most recent columns spoke of middle age and all that entails.

July 12, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns

Ask Rusty – Social Security Matters


July 11, 2017 | | Local Columns

Save Money While Welcoming New Pet

Whether it's a dog, cat or another furry (or scaly) friend, many people have pets who are more than just animals – they're part of the family.

July 11, 2017 | | Local Columns

Happy To Follow The ‘Write’ Path

The first of July is sort of my anniversary. It was many, many years ago and in a place far, far away (no, not the Star Wars galaxy, New York State) that I had my first foray into the news business. It was during my final semester at college (second year) when my English professor told me about a radio station that was opening up in the same town as the college. He recommended that I show up and ask for a job. At that point, I was still a teenager, eager to learn and ready to do what I ...

July 05, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

Money Mistakes Made By Millennials


July 05, 2017 | | Local Columns

Summertime Should Be Fun Time

Ahhh, summer in the Central Valley.

June 27, 2017 | | Local Columns

Determining Social Security’s “Full Retirement Age”


June 20, 2017 | | Local Columns

How Medicare Works With Other Insurance

If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a certain specialty or role in keeping the household running.

June 20, 2017 | | Local Columns

Crazy, Definitely Not Lazy Days Of Summer

Wouldn't you know it – just as soon as I was able to take a breath, the cold and flu bug bit me.

June 14, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

Valley Home News

It has been an amazing last couple of weeks! First a family trip to Idaho … truly the beauty, the lush green pastures, fresh cut alfalfa fields, plentiful water, the people, friendly and welcoming … it was a wonderful trip for all!

June 14, 2017 | By WINNIE MULLINS | Local Columns

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Senior Citizens Joining ‘Nomadic’ Workforce


March 21, 2018 | | Local Columns

New Medicare Cards Are Coming

Starting in April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare, to help protect you from identity fraud.

March 21, 2018 | | Local Columns

America Needs A Good Story

Americans are waiting and hoping. We're hoping for something and we aren't exactly for sure what we are hoping for. Internally it's ...

March 14, 2018 | | Local Columns

Take A Number

Never let it be said that a trip to the DMV isn't entertaining.

March 06, 2018 | Marg Jackson | Local Columns

What Do You Say To Your Children?


February 28, 2018 | | Local Columns

Billy Graham: Shaking His Hand

I never had the opportunity to shake hands with Billy Graham.

February 27, 2018 | | Local Columns

What Do You Say To Your Children?


February 27, 2018 | | Local Columns


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