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‘Round About Adventures: The Easter Bunny’s hideout

By Ann King   There are thousands of hiking trails around here, and I’ve explored a good many of them. My initial favorite was the canyon area a mile down the road, just past the Virgin River, until I discovered the chunk of wilds a mile and a half uphill on Highway 9. There are…

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The Back 40: Unwritten baseball rules and the infield fly

Anyone who has grown up around baseball knows all about the game’s so-called unwritten rules. You don’t bunt to try and break up a no-hitter. (I’m sorry, but isn’t the goal of baseball to get on base and try to score runs to win? If I bunt in that situation, throw me out at first…

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Chiropractic Corner: How to speed up a slow metabolism

By Dr. Daren Overmiller   If it feels like your metabolism is stuck in low gear – or maybe even reverse – it can be extremely difficult shake weight off. When a person’s metabolism is low, their body refuses to let go of that stubborn body fat, even when they eat better or less. One…

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Business owners’ issues go beyond ‘mom and pop’ label

If you own a small business, you typically don’t get a lot of recognition – so you may be pleased to learn that March 29 is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. You might not necessarily think of your business as a “Mom and Pop” operation, but it certainly contributes to the well-being of…

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‘Round About Adventures: Hills are for climbing

By Ann King   I haven’t been out much as of late. It’s nose-nipping cold out there. The sun looks so inviting. Bright, cheery yellow. The sky an ocean blue. Then I open the door and am blasted with bone-numbing cold. Hastily, I withdraw, turn up the heater and crawl back into my nest of…

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The Back 40: The magic of youth

By:  Jay Williams   “Every generation blames the one before. And all of their frustrations come beating on your door.” Lyrics from “The Living Years” by Mike and the Mechanics   I guess it’s inevitable that frustrations get passed on between different generations. I wish it weren’t that way. But it seems to me that…

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Time for some financial spring cleaning

In just a few days, we will experience the vernal equinox – one of the two times in the year when the sun is exactly above the equator. Apart from this astronomical anomaly, though, the equinox is mostly known as the beginning of spring – a fresh beginning and the time to spruce things up.…

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The Back 40: Panic in the Cereal Aisle

By  Jay Williams   Here’s a question for all of you parents out there. Have you ever lost track of one of your children in a public place? Don’t be embarrassed if the answer is yes. It has happened to almost all of us. The wave of panic that sweeps over you when it happens…

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Resilience is key to meeting financial goals

You can demonstrate this resilience by answering these questions: What is your specific goal? What obstacle do you face in achieving this goal? How can you overcome this obstacle? Here are some examples of how this resiliency process works: Goal: Building sufficient retirement funds  To build sufficient retirement income, you need to invest in the…

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