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Farm life wasn’t easy but good memories remain
James House, 69, son of Edward and Evelyn (Minter) House, grew up on a farm in the Red House area of our county and now lives in Newby.
His mother also grew up on the land had been in the family for at least four generations.
Discover new reads online, at the library
Believe it or not, my job as a librarian often leaves me little time to read for pleasure.
Oddly enough, that only increases the pleasure of reading when I do get the chance. Vacations are one of those times, and so last week, I got to catch up on pure reading for fun.
Family’s one-room home was polling place
I was blessed the other day in speaking with Ann Long Hoskins. I just love when someone tells me that they read my column, and they have a history with Kirksville or Poosey.
One thing hasn’t changed: We still get bamboozled
It’s so easy for us today to run to the store and get bread, milk, a new skillet or even a gourmet meal. Whatever strikes our fancy at the moment, seems like we can grab it.
We old folks are still confused
I was just thinking the other day about the changes we’ve seen in our lives and how they often confuse us.
To be very honest, this is simply a continuation of last week’s column. I had several more things I wanted to share and one very special experience.
Most teen job applications start online
“I want to get a job,” a teenager states to a parent. The parent asks the teen, “What are you planning on doing with the money you earn?” The teenager replies, “I want to buy a car.”
Just scratching the surface with cutting
The mother is concerned when she notices scratches all up and down her teenage daughter’s arm. When asked about them, the daughter said she was wrestling with the cat and was scratched several times. Still, the mother thought the marks were more organized than random scratches. She started becoming concerned there might be more going on than her daughter was letting on.
Practice ergonomically smart exercise
If you work at a job that involves repetition and/or sustained positions, you’re likely to be at risk of repetitive stress injury (RSI).
Common sites for RSIs include the neck, shoulder, lower back, wrist, hand and elbow.
Local AARP Foundation group offers free tax return assistance
A local group of volunteers has begun providing free income tax preparation assistance for the 18th year at the Madison County Public Library in Richmond.
Carol Teague is one of the local volunteers through the AARP Foundation who has been working on Madison Countians’ tax forms more than a decade and a half.
“We all go through IRS-sponsored training,” said Teague, who was a math major in college.
Bake up some red velvet, white chocolate cookies
After the kids come in from building snow forts and making snow angels, I like to have big cup of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows. But if you really want to indulge after playing in the snow, try these melt-in-your-mouth cookies.
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