Opinion

‘Ordinary Guy’ Reveals 7 Life Lessons for YOUR New Year

(Letter to the Editor) A middle-aged father, husband and entrepreneur, Daniel Stuart Olmes is just an ordinary guy. Yet, as he attests, “I’m able to live an extraordinary life.” In Memoirs of an Ordinary Guy: The Everyday Experiences that Changed My Life (Post Hill Press; January 2023; Paperback; ISBN: 9781637587317), Olmes shares his awakening to

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New Year’s Resolution Disillusion

(Letter to the Editor) New Year’s Resolution Disillusion: ‘Gut Check’ Diet & Fitness Survey Reveals Pessimism Reigns Supreme   Woman_help sign-LO.jpgRecent research  continues to suggest that people typically “give up” pursuing their New Year’s resolutions within the first month, with fully two-thirds of people abandoning these pursuits even before January month end. Statistics like this

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Mistletoe

(Letter to the Editor)   Menacing plant with an intriguing past Danger lurks under pernicious plant.    Of all the plants used in holiday decor, few match mistletoe’s interesting history. And few equal its potential for harm   An evergreen plant with white berries, mistletoe is quite toxic, said David Trinklein, horticulture state specialist for

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Efforts to stop President Trump from running for reelection

By: John Grimaldi Commentator Martha Boneta exposes efforts to stop President Trump from running for reelection   Dec 16 — Martha Boneta, a nationally recognized commentator on politics and current affairs, is also one of “America’s Most Amazing Women,” as Country Woman Magazine described her. She is in high demand by the talk show circuit

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Retired Federal Employee Has Small Social Security Benefit (Letter to the Editor) Dear Rusty: When I started getting Social Security at 62, I was told by the SS office I would get a smaller monthly amount because I worked for the Federal Government and received a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension.

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FBI and the Justice Department

  By: Frank Burkett   Grover Cleveland proved it can be done. He was our 22nd and 24th president, but back then the mass media, which was minute’ by the standards of today, but wasn’t as politically biased as it is today. Also our Justice Department, created in 1870, and its component the FBI was

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Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Will My Wife’s Benefit Change My Claiming Decision? (Letter to the Editor) Dear Rusty: I’ll be 69 in April 2023, and my wife will be 59 later this month. I’m still working and am trying to determine whether I should take Social Security at 69 or 70. My main question revolves around

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Ho-ho-hold the holiday decorations

  Provided By:   David Trinklein (Letter to the Editor)   Procrastinators win the prize in the “Safest Holiday Decorations” category.   “In days of old, people rarely brought holiday greenery into the home before Christmas Eve,” says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Doing so was considered bad luck for the coming year.  

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What a Strange Time to Be a Child

By: Marilyn M. Singleton,     M.D., J.D. (Letter to the Editor)   Cultures and societies progress, generally in a more civil, moral, ethical direction. Look at our evolution from practices in ancient Greece. Several hundred years ago B.C., Greek elites openly participated in pederasty, meaning “boy love.” This was a relationship between an older

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Social Security Matters

(Letter to the Editor) Ask Rusty – Can A Working Widow Collect Survivor Benefits? Dear Rusty: I’m 63 and still employed. My husband passed away 7 years ago at the age of 58. Am I able to collect my husband’s Social Security while I’m still working? Signed: Working Widow Dear Working Widow: Technically at age

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