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Parsley awarded health career related scholarship

Caleigh Parsley of Tuscola was awarded the Health CareeRX Club scholarship by the club coordinators. Caleigh is a junior at Tuscola Community High School and the daughter of Ryan Parsley and Jessica Cler. Caleigh participated in the club for the 2017-2018 and was selected for the scholarship based off participation in the club events and…

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Real Life Wellness: Healthy Lifestyle Intelligence

By Bill Hemmer Pain, fatigue and poor focus can drain the vital life force out of you every day of your life. This life force can be recovered and used to turn back the hands of time to create a better lifestyle for you and your family. A fact that remains constant is 92 percent…

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HumankindNESS: Giving Presence

By Jennifer Richardson For those who enjoy giving or see generosity as something to aspire to, there is always the question of what to give. Giving someone a gift is a wonderful way to say we care, but not the only way. Sometimes our greatest generosity is simply to be near. Presence is a gift.…

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Back in the Day: Aug. 29, 2018

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 2, 2008 The TCHS cross country team was preparing for their season opener. Runners were Lindsay Troike, Mark Crawford, Lisa Ponder, Nick Moore, and Alex Kemp. The team was coached by Ryan Tabeling. The 2008 varsity football players were Gunnar Edwards, Zach Bosch, Jesse Hall, Caleb Little, Colby Knerr, Kyle Melton,…

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Real Life Wellness: Birds of a Feather Get Sick Together

By Bill Hemmer How many times have you been told your family history of illness has locked you into a health jail? If your mom had cancer or your dad had diabetes, you are told you are just biding your time before these same terrible diseases knock on your door. If you hear these things…

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My Personal Side

By Craig Hastings Some years ago, the time I spent using my hand tools and automotive repair tools slowed down considerably. I would naturally expect this to happen, because, not only was I no longer modifying my cars in order to one up my friends and foes rides, but also the cars I was buying…

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Letter to the Editor: Keep an eye out during school hours

Dear Editor: As we head back to school to start the 2018-2019 year, I want to remind everyone to be careful as you travel before and after school hours. Many of our students travel by bike and many more walk to school, especially at the beginning of the year. They count on drivers to look…

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Back in the Day – Aug. 22, 2018

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 26, 2008 Pamida raised $960 to donate to North Ward Elementary School. The money was for Smartboards and other technology updates. Warrior football head coach Rick Reinhart, who was hired to fill the void after Stan Wienke’s departure, chose a new linebacking crew. Jordan Knerr, Zach Bosch, Kyle Bowles, Jack Leonard,…

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Wax selected as Illinoisan of Day at state fair

Charlotte Wax of Newman was selected as Illinoisan of the Day at the Illinois State Farm on Aug. 10, 2018. The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation spotlights ten individuals based on their integrity, dependability, sense of community and strong ethics for each day of the State Fair. Winners receive honors and gifts at their ceremony.…

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Real Life Wellness: How Stressed are you?

By Bill Hemmer Picture yourself in a loin cloth and carrying a spear. You had just killed your meal for your family and feel really good about what you are taking back to your cave.  Suddenly you hear a terrible growl, and you spy a huge saber-tooth tiger stalking you and just about ready to…

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