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Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles

Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles

Clarence Blackmon's cupboards are overflowing now with so much food that he felt compelled — and blessed — to be able to share it with others through his local food bank.
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Posted: Jul. 03, 2015 3:00 a.m. | Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles Comments 0 Comments
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Marg-Ins - Plan For The Best

If there were ever a suitable microcosm for life, for me, it would have to be the 24 hours of Relay For Life.

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TIME OUT - A Bundle Of Joy Awaits

 

 

My wife, Lindsay and I are approaching our two year anniversary on June 29. Over the last two years we have made life plans such as travel, career aspirations, eventually purchasing a new house where we can raise a family; which leads me to my topic: starting a family.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 1:30 p.m. | TIME OUT - A Bundle Of Joy Awaits Comments 0 Comments

MARG-INS - Trial And Error

Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, there have been some changes being implemented in our papers over the past month.

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RICH IN THOUGHT -Heck With It, We're All No. 1

RICH IN THOUGHT -Heck With It, We're All No. 1

Around the newsroom this week, upcoming graduations were a popular topic as some of the reporters prepared to cover the high school commencements. At our last staff meeting I was taken back when I heard of one local high school’s selection of four valedictorians and two salutatorians for its graduating class.

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Posted: May. 27, 2015 12:07 p.m. | RICH IN THOUGHT -Heck With It, We're All No. 1 Comments 0 Comments
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End Of An Era

An adventure stretching over eight years … covering literally thousands of miles … hastily eaten hotel breakfasts (sometimes hot and sometimes not) – and memories to last a lifetime.

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Posted: May. 06, 2015 1:11 p.m. |  End Of An Era Comments 0 Comments
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Escaping The Boom

The safe and sane firework booths are up and running. Moms, dads, grandparents and youth will line up at the box like structures ready to empty their wallets and buy Fourth of July celebration wares.

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Releasing The Toxins

A few weeks back I shared my struggle with a passion for eating. First, I must clarify … I’m not what one would call a ‘foodie,’ my palate is pretty simple. Fine dining is nice and fun on occasion, my previous piece was primarily about my love of simple fresh foods - produce and proteins … And of course water. Lots and lots of water.

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They Did It Again

 

 

Each year I pen this piece or one similar, I think the same thing ... I need to put this topic to rest. Then- before I know it- I’m faced once again with the task and challenge of the birthdays. Yes, plural, the celebration of birth of both my children 24 hours apart (with three years in between).

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 1:33 p.m. | They Did It Again Comments 0 Comments

But … I Like To Eat

 

I’m not sure about the rest of our readers, but as our calendar turned to June I am finding myself in an odd place of conflict.

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 3:26 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 10, 2015 3:55 p.m. | But … I Like To Eat Comments 0 Comments

Hustle And The Happiness

As graduations in our area wrap up, my life and a handful of parents like me began living our own level of whirlwind this past week.

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Element Of Surprise

 

For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved surprising people.

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Ending It Off Right

Here we are again. We made it. We did it and it’s here.

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From The Viewfinder

You know your job is different when you spend the morning prior to starting your work day in tears. That was my experience last Thursday as I prepared myself to cover the Every 15 Minutes assembly at Oakdale High School.

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