OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Smedley’s Tips for Job Satisfaction Waldo Smedley, geezer Ernest Smedley’s grandson, approached the old boy recently looking for some advice on getting a job following his graduation from UCA in May of this year. Waldo has great respect for his “Gramps” as over a rough patch in Waldo’s teen years, Gramps stood by the kid, […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

Brenda Fudge

Pet “Parents” Use Essential Oils Yes, pets are people too! And, if that’s not a documented fact, then it certainly should be. Humans are unquestionably passionate about their fur-babies and should never deny them proper care and attention for their health and wellbeing. Pet parents and veterinarians are certainly familiar with the famous dog whisperer. […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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What’s “Write” about Smedley Ernest Smedley, our favorite hometown geezer who provides a lot of stories for this column, was asked recently how he keeps coming up with all his strange and questionable tales which some say have little to do with the truth. Smedley is also accused by others of not being connected to […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

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Get in, get out and get home! That’s the motto these days as one enters the grocery store. And, how well did you benefit yourself, or the health of your family, with those hasty purchases? Well, since you asked, It’s doubtful. Let’s suppose you were out of toothpaste. Did you happen to notice that the […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

Brenda Fudge

Hawaii’s Secret Potion THINK TROPICAL! A calming paradise with its pristine beaches and palm trees, Hawaii is considered a vacationer’s dream. A “secret potion” so valuable and unique is found in the deep rain forests of Kona, Hawaii. Famous for its erupting volcanoes and ash covered soil, Hawaii produces a small and precious amount of […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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“The Trip” Re-Visited Recently two friends of mine from the Bay, Grant Olson and Bob Major, passed away within a week of each other, causing me to remember a similar set of passings some twelve years ago. At that time I was writing a column for the paper under the title of “Golf and Beyond” […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

Brenda Fudge

You Get What You Pay For Old sayings often ring true, and many of us have certainly proven this one to be correct. And didn’t we want to just kick ourselves, especially when we should have known better? This definitely applies to a piece of furniture we purchased years ago, which seemed reasonably priced and […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Second Thoughts About Knowing Last week’s column discussed the advantages people might have if they knew actually how and when they were going to die. Such foreknowledge would allow for them to thank all the folks who have bestowed so many blessings on them over a lifetime; to apologize to those poor souls they have […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

Brenda Fudge

Doctors Recommend Alternative Solutions For Daily Routines The great and prolific inventor, Thomas Edison once stated, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease!” Creating a new habit is not as difficult […]

DISABILITIES By Daniel J. Vance, MS, LPC, NCC

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Palmer Turned TBI Into Asset Mark Palmer of Sacramento, California, read my column a couple weeks ago concerning a man who experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Palmer emailed to tell his own TBI story. In a telephone interview, he said, “About 50 years ago, when 15, I was riding in a car with a […]