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  • Don't rely on others to make you happy “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”These words from Martin Luther King Jr. are simple. To sum it up; don’t give up. Keep going. No matter what lif

    July 3, 2014

  • Staying cool in the hot Rushville summers Recently with things warming up, my daughter and all the Milroy grand children came up and fixed Grandpa up by putting in my air conditioner, a window model. It certainly brought back memories of my youth and no air conditioning except the Princess T

    July 1, 2014

  • Freedom is at the very heart of what this nation is about This Friday is Independence Day, July 4th. Unfortunately, lots of people think of it as nothing more than a day off work. The holiday represents so much more than that. The 4th of July is the day on which we declared our independence from Great Brita

    July 1, 2014

  • Self-esteem should be earned and not given freely I recently read what I felt was a disturbing article. It concerned today’s youth and their self-esteem. Self-esteem is defined as a sense of one’s own dignity or worth. According to the article, “Today’s teenagers and young adults are far more like

    July 1, 2014

  • Don't Horse Around; Shoe 'Em Some Love I hope you’ll take a few moments from celebrating National Farrier’s Week (July 6-12) to read this column, wherein I share my depth of knowledge about the important work of farriers.Well, thanks for reading, and see you next week.Wait, come back, I w

    July 1, 2014

  • Hammacher Schlemmer part 2 I was only half done making fun of the summer edition of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog last week when my column ended. Here’s a look at some of my other favorite gift choices.WORLD’S SMALLEST UMBRELLA:I’m not sure, but I think a lot of folks got th

    June 27, 2014

  • Civil War had no rival in number of casualties Since we’re in the midst of commemorating the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy – more commonly known as D-Day – on June 6, 1944 and the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, which lasted from April 1861 to April 1865, it seems time

    June 24, 2014

  • Stories that need repeated and remembered June 6, 1944 was a day everyone alive at the time will never forget. Hundreds of thousands of American, Canadian and English troops along with French, Polish and other European nations sent troops into Festung Europa, as Hitler called it. It was the

    June 24, 2014

  • Speak up, it could save a life You hear about it on a daily basis - drugs. Whether it is marijuana, heroin, pain pills or cocaine, more and more people are becoming hooked on these addictions and the sad thing is that most of the victims are young adults. Another sad thing about d

    June 17, 2014

  • A short history lesson on Rudyard Kipling In one of my occasionally sporadic efforts to disseminate little known but interesting information to you, this week’s column is about an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Most of you are probably familiar with the modern adaptations of

    June 17, 2014

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