Opinion

New Programs at YMCA

By Bruce Wallace Just returned from a national conference of YMCA directors, managers and volunteers, Southern Boone YMCA Director Kip Batye was excited to get to work on Monday morning

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My friends, Black and Blue

What is a friend? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a friend as: one attached to another by affection or esteem; an acquaintance; one that is not hostile; one that is of

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The Shave-less Summer

Having solemnized my fourth wedding of the season last weekend, I now have three full months to do as I please before facilitating the final two nuptials on my schedule

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It is our nature to explore

Coming right up is my favorite holiday, Independence Day, and just behind that, the anniversary of an event which reminds us of America’s greatness – then and now. This will

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Adjusting the mirrors

We’ve all heard the same tired jokes: “Look out (insert name of locale here), (insert name of new driver here) just got his/her driver’s license!” Or, “I’ll be sure to

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Time to break the rules

Last Tuesday, June 14 was a normal deadline day. Which, if you’ve ever been in the communications field, you know is an oxymoron. There is no such thing as a

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Love and Parachute Pants

I gave a homily about parachute pants at the wedding I officiated last weekend. Yes, you read that correctly. Parachute pants. At a wedding. In a church. I’m fairly certain

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