Commentary

My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Last week a great American voice passed away at the age of sixty-eight. I had been watching him on television most every day until he began to make fewer and fewer appearances due to a cancer diagnosis. I have read much of what he has authored in columns published in national news…

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Back in the Day –June 27, 2018

10 YEARS AGO July 1, 2008 ArtCo was set to present “Oklahoma!” at the Tuscola Community Building. The show’s director was Lyn Selen, musical director was Kim Higgins, and choreographer was Vicki Christy. The Tuscola Lions Club installed new officers for the year including Marcia Williams, George Lansky, Harland “Hop” Conner, Tom Battershell, Kelly Williams,…

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Douglas County Agriculture: June 2018

By Larry W. Dallas, president Douglas County Farm Bureau June started out as May ended, dry and warm. Some parts of the county were quite dry before the rain that started the second weekend of the month. The amounts varied, and it over performed in some areas. The southeast part of the county got up…

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Real Life Wellness

By Bill Hemmer Mary Frost, in her book, Going Back to the Basics of Human Health states there are three basic reasons for us to have poor health as a direct result of our dietary advice we have all received over the last 100 years. The harm that has been done to our food before…

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Eating is a bit more complicated for cats

By Sally Foote, DVM This topic was suggested by one of my clients. I love it when readers give me requests so keep them coming! The act of eating is actually a bit complex. For most of us, when we are hungry – we grab some food out of the refrigerator and start to eat.…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings It’s no secret to those who know me that when I’m not at work that I’m kinda a recluse when I’m in my own home. Sure, sure, when I was twenty to thirty-five years old I ran hard with my friends and socialized with other people when I was running the circuit.…

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HumankindNESS: Wedding Season

By Jennifer Richardson Summer 2018 is here and another wedding season is well underway. I love weddings and all the details that surround the moment that brings lives together. I have never been to any two weddings that were alike, but I love them all; I find myself smiling through each one I am privileged…

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Health Points: Clean and Silver Spoon Awards – An Explanation

By Lana Sanstrom, LEHP In 2009, the Douglas County Health Department started recognizing food establishments with a “Silver Spoon Award” for a perfect inspection and a “Clean Spoon Award” for an inspection score of 95 or higher. This program began because I, Lana Sanstrom, was asked by an assistant to share with the public the…

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Burns to celebrate 90th birthday

Dale Burns will celebrate his 90th birthday on Wednesday, June 27. He was born in Charleston, Ill., to Dr. Robert Burns and Mildred Matter Burns. At the age of 6 months he moved to Tuscola with his parents. His mother died when he was 5, and he lived with his maternal grandparents until his father…

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