Opinion

BY DAVID FABIO GAZETTE COLUMNIST When was the last time you tried to explain lightning and thunder to a preschooler? A couple weeks ago, I took a picture of a thunderhead near sunset. Somehow it makes it easier to explain — the black cloud is about to hit the red cloud. When it does, it [...]

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BY LANNY KUESTER GUEST COLUMNIST On a recent cruise in the Caribbean, my wife and I sat with a number of couples including three younger couples in their mid-20s. Eventually the conversation turned to our professions. As usual, when my wife and I admitted that we were both ministers, there was a long awkward pause. [...]

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BY DEB TAYLOR GUEST COLUMNIST For older adults on Medicare, and Baby Boomers about to sign-up, the important fall Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 this year. It’s important to reevaluate your plans annually because coverage can change, and shopping around for the best Medicare and prescription Part D plans [...]

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BY TINA DUPUY SYNDICATED COLUMNIST The second-largest drug store chain in the country has announced it will no longer sell cigarettes. Changing its corporate name to CVS Health, the company had previously vowed it was going to discontinue tobacco products in all of its 7,600 stores by Oct. 1 but, like ripping off a Band-Aid, they [...]

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BY NANCY SWANSON GUEST COLUMNIST Snacking on fruit and nuts … the persistent hiss of the pressure canner … tales of fair ribbons … the rich aroma of tomatoes, onions and peppers … high praise for a grater worthy of a State Fair hawker. We gathered around the church kitchen counter, a group of younger, [...]

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