Making promises they can't keep
(Column ~ 03/15/08)
Several years ago, before I moved to McCook, I was the Executive Director of a temporary shelter for abused and neglected children in Arkansas. These were children who had either been removed from their homes or had run away from home and they would be placed with our agency until foster parents could be found for them...
Training and taxes
(Column ~ 03/15/08)
The annual flight simulator recurrency training is again behind me. It was an excellent review of systems and instrument flying. I feel ready to face another year of slipping the surly bonds and soaring on laughter's silvered wings. Our instructor only got me to "crash" once and that when a computer failed and the simulated airplane no longer responded to the controls...
Great ideas for staving off March blues
(Editorial ~ 03/15/08)
Storyteller Garrison Keillor says March is God's way of showing people who don't drink what a hangover is like. He's not far from wrong, although this month has had its pleasant days, and next week will bring not only St. Patrick's Day -- speaking of hangovers -- but, on Thursday, the first day of spring...
Lenten Lesson -- Believers asked to share the joy they have inside
(Features ~ 03/15/08)
By DAWN CRIBBS Associate Editor Born-again believers choose the greeting that awaits them when they meet Jesus face-to-face warned the Rev. Eddie Wright, pastor at First Assembly of God Church, Friday afternoon. "I don't want to hear 'wicked servant'," Wright admitted. "I want to hear 'well done.'"...
Need to remove, replace trees is not unique to Norris Park
(Local News ~ 03/15/08)
Location, location, location: the mantra for real estate is also good for replanting trees at Norris Park. Rachel Allison, district forester with the Nebraska State Forest Service, met with city staff and members of the McCook Trees and Parks Advisory Boards Thursday to discuss a master plan for the park and location of new trees...
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