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Dear Readers: Have you ever endured the unpleasant experience of someone criticizing or ridiculing your food choices? One day at lunch, the dietitians were enjoying a party and dining on cheesy … more
As you age you may slow down -- whether it is from obesity, arthritis, declining muscle mass or chronic health problems. But whatever the cause, it’s generally agreed that it is not a good … more
We’ve all heard of the futility of trying to take “country” from rural lads after they’ve moved to town, and the same likely applies to attempts to take “clown” … more
Hey Taylor: My husband and I are trying to figure out some savings goals for the future and don’t really know where to start. House, retirement, new car, rainy day fund, etc. Any guidance? - … more
West Texas A&M University has recently deepened its partnership with our region’s community colleges and is committed to engaging rural areas with smaller populations. In addition, we are … more
If you want to start a revealing conversation ask the question, “If you could witness only one event in the history of mankind, what event would it be?” Many events jump into my mind, … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, One of the things that I am backing away from at this time is watching the news. I know that they are only reporting what is taking place around … more
My phone pulsated with excitement that could be attributed to my Uncle Mort’s recent spate of news, both good and bad. I asked for the good news first. “You ain’t gonna … more
Hello Toni: I have received a notice from CMS (Medicare) saying they do not have record of me having prescription drug coverage that “met Medicare’s minimum standards from 8/1/2019 … more
Two things I know. Today is the youngest you will ever be for the rest of your life. When the sun rises tomorrow you will be another day older. As you live your life day to day, it is my hope and … more
This story is about one of my mentors I truly admired growing up in the ’40s and 50s in Pampa, Texas. If you were around at that time in history, then you know who I’m talking about. All … more
Fifth and final in a series on philanthropy in higher education Campaigns have become the staple of most non-profit fundraising. The first fundraising campaign in the United States is believed to … more
In large airports, the Transportation Security Administration seizes around 2,000 pounds of prohibited items every month. That’s a screening system we’re all glad is in place. … more
The collective “whoosh” sweeping across the nation this month is the sound of school leaders exhaling, most of them having awarded diplomas, seen graduates throw caps skyward and watch … more
We have all heard the saying, “He’s never met a stranger!” Jim Brown was one of those that truly fit that category. When I read his obituary in the Pampa News the other day, it … more
Hi Taylor: I’ve been holding off on buying a house because the prices have been so steep, but I’m reading stuff about a market correction. Any idea if my time has come? - Erica Hey … more
Minds’ gristmills generally become unhinged--if not totally off the rails--on items of recent history. But their recollection of long-ago happenings may confound friends, and perhaps amaze … more
Marvel Comics loves a trio of superheroes: There is Captain America, Thor and Iron Man as the Avengers Prime and the original Defenders -- Namor, Hulk and Doctor Strange. Your health loves a trio … more
Hello Toni: My husband, David, has been laid-off because of what is happening to the economy and rising gas prices. He is 68 and has never enrolled in Medicare. I am turning 65 this September and … more
If you are feeling down or depressed, do something kind for someone else. Don’t expect any return back and see what happens. In other words, if your life is not fulfilling, take the blessings … more
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