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Written by Thursday, 18 April 2013 16:26
Welcome Charlotte Nola Jenkins - brand new daughter of Troy & Katie (Etter) Jenkins who was welcomed into our world thanks to her mother's hard work and determination and her dad's love and hreatwarming devotion. Big sister Mya is so proud as well as Katie's parents, Larry & Maxine Etter, and the rest of the clan.
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Right Now - This is for the Birds

Written by Thursday, 18 April 2013 15:46
Right Now - This is for the Birds   I have two Blue bird boxes out my back window, one for the common Sparrow and the other is for the Blue birds. To our delight it is being used by the Blue birds. What a beautiful bird they are - the color on the back as they are in flight is fantastic. Well to my surprise it looks like after 2 years the are going to nest in the one.  I will try and get a couple of pictures once they establish themselves in this territory. Don’t want to frighten…
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A lesson about love

Written by Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:52
The best part about community newspapers is getting to meet people in the different communities we cover. It's a chance to highlight the little things that make people special. A few months back, I wrote a feature story about four couples who learned they not only shared friendships, but they were all married within a month of each other in 1952. The four couples collectively had 240 years of marriage. Yep, each couple was married 60 years. Three were married in October of 1952, and one in November the same year. It was a great story, how eight friends (four…
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Is the grass really greener on the other side?

Written by Thursday, 18 April 2013 13:53
I often hear people talk about their jobs or where they live, always saying they wished they worked somewhere else or lived in a different town.  But is the grass really greener on the other side?   We often as humans think that something else has got to be better especially when things are not going as planned or how we would like them to go.  We say we are going to find another job or move to another town because we simply don't like the way this or that is happening or going.  Very little do we sit back and…
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Why can’t we all just get along?

Written by Thursday, 18 April 2013 13:43
  Such simple words, such obvious words, such familiar words... . In 1992, Rodney King’s words became a heartfelt plea heard around the nation. This plea, these words represent the hostility, disrespect and intolerance that plagued our country then and continue to do so, even more profoundly now. Around the world, around our country, the relevance of these words, the need for this plea is stronger than it was when first spoken.    Why have we not progressed and become the country, the people who can all get along? Now this is where we get to the crux of the…
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Isn’t this worth fighting for?

Written by Thursday, 28 March 2013 08:11
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”    ― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark   As we look at all the turmoil, gridlock, anger, shortsighted arguments, petty politics and confusing maneuvering in Middletown Borough, we…
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