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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Remember a couple of years back when there was a big push by the federal government to raise the minimum wage? It started the last couple of years under the Trump Administration and appeared, at least for a while, to be working well. The average household income was reported to have risen…

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Real Life Wellness-Fat Metabolism… Why it’s Really important!

By Dr. Bill Hemmer Last week, I started my discussion about Metabolism. It’s one of the most mysterious processes in our body. Basically, you burn (or metabolize) three different substances, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to make energy. As we discussed last week, carbohydrates and proteins turn to sugar, usually glucose, and are then used to…

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Memories and Musings

By Cheri Sims I have apparently jumped over the generation gap in more ways than one. My nightly computer regimen begins with a look at the Yahoo news page and of late I have noticed that I do not recognize any of the politicians, movie stars or many of the sports figures in the news.…

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Holding It All Together-Our Dogs

By Amy McCollom Do you trust your dog? Do you think your dog is a good judge of character? Have there been people that your dog just has not liked and it’s given you pause, and made you question that person’s character and moral qualities? Most people who I have asked those questions have replied…

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Back in the Day- 6-29-22

Ten years ago July 4, 2012 There were 11 young ladies competing for the crown of Miss Moultrie-Douglas Fair queen this year; including Kylie Amick of Tuscola, Elise Hackett of Tuscola, Christine Fortney of Arcola, Tabitha Davis of Sullivan, Britney Wierman of Atwood, Kayce Patton of Tuscola, Sara Tondini of Villa Grove, Michelle Porter of…

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker Unintended consequences The pages of history are rife with examples of unintended consequences. Some have been for the positive, but many more have been of the negative variety. As early as the late 1600’s, John Locke used his theory of unintended consequences to argue against lowering targeted interest rates in the finance…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings The economy is in the tank, our southern border is being overrun, we’re as much as in a war with Russia via Ukraine, gasoline and food prices are at record highs, a recession is looming but what’s today’s big news story? President Biden fell off his bicycle! Yep, true story. Every social…

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Real Life Wellness-Understanding Metabolism

By Dr. Bill Hemmer I apologize in advance for writing this article. I promised to start talking about digestive health again, but I just can’t help myself. I just read a book called Metabolical by Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL and it gave the easiest and most understandable explanation of Metabolism I have ever heard.…

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Memories and Musings

By Cheri Sims A recent chat with a friend, Clare Emanuel, has sent me searching for a grape-orange marmalade recipe. I have never eaten this flavor of marmalade but it sounds delicious. If anyone has this recipe please email it to us at “ccsims@consolidated.net”. A following conversation with her daughter brought back some fond memories;…

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Holding It All Together-A Good Idea

By Amy McCollom Well, it seemed like a good idea. I mean, aren’t we always hearing about how we are supposed to be moving more, getting more exercise and fresh air? Especially since the pandemic set us all back emotionally and physically, I think our bodies and moods have all been needing a refresh. And…

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