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The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

Farm hikers are different breed(s) Take a hike. If I were going to turn the farm into a tourist attraction, Take a Hike is the name I’d choose. Hiking is in. It’s pandemically acceptable, to boot. (Yes, “pandemically” is a word. I checked. I just misused it.) Our farm happens to have a network of…

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Opinion: Walter Williams

Correct Diagnostics Needed You present to a physician with severe abdominal pain. He examines you and concludes that your ingrown toenails are the cause of your abdominal distress. He prescribes that you soak your feet in warm water but that does not bring relief to your abdominal pain. Then he suggests that you apply antibiotics…

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Chiropractic Corner

Treating Migraines Migraines are defined as extremely painful, recurring headaches that are commonly accompanied by other symptoms such as visual disturbances, nausea, and sensitivity to sounds and smells. There are two types of migraine: migraine with aura (common migraine) and migraine without aura (classic migraine). If you have a migraine with aura, you may see…

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Finacial Focus by Mark Keys

Managing your retirement plan under a new employer Your employer-sponsored retirement plan is a valuable asset. But sometimes things happen that can affect the status of your plan. So, for example, if you work for a hospital that changes ownership, and you have been participating in a 403(b), 457(b) or 401(k) retirement plan, what should…

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Opinion: Walter Williams

Should Blacks Support Destruction of Charter Schools? The academic achievement gap between black and white students has proven resistant to most educational policy changes. Some say that educational expenditures explain the gap, but is that true? Look at educational per pupil expenditures: Baltimore city ranks fifth in the U.S. for per pupil spending at $15,793.…

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The 501 by Hannaba Munn Welch

Cilantro pandemic predicament Cilantro. As greenery goes, it comes in small bunches. But unless you’re making about four pounds of guacamole plus a gallon of pico de gallo, it’s hard to use all you buy. If you live alone, eating perishables before they expire is always challenging. Add one spouse (I’m thinking Hanaba plus Hugh),…

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Chiropractic Corner

What do you know about magnesium Probably the most important thing to know about magnesium is, are you getting enough of it? The answer is, probably not. In fact, as much as 80 percent of Americans may be deficient in magnesium. So, chances are you are too. Magnesium is a crucially important mineral for health,…

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Financial Focus by Mark Keys

Financial moves for the recently divorced Divorce is common in our society, but that doesn’t make it any easier to navigate. If you’ve recently finalized a divorce, you’ve likely been coping with uncertainty and tension, but you can still avoid turning an already difficult situation into one that’s even more challenging. How? By making the…

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Round About Adventures By Ann King

Stormy, where art thou? Stormy, my snapping turtle, has more than doubled his size from when I found him washed out on a road last May in Minnesota. I keep looking for a larger home for him as he’s rapidly outgrowing his gallon ice cream container. He has his flat rock for basking and a…

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Guest Column, Doc Smith

Economic development assets vs. challenges Individuals and corporations generally conduct business on a January 1 to December 31 calendar year.  Federal, state, county and city governments operate on an October 1 to September 30 year end.  At our October Childress Municipal Development District Board of Directors meeting, we reviewed our accomplishments for the last fiscal…

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