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Artificial trees are not welcome

Artificial trees are not welcome

There is one solemn rule at the Wilcox house during the holiday season. That is quite simply our Christmas tree cannot be of the artificial variety. My affinity for real…

A Black Friday worthy of purgatory

A Black Friday worthy of purgatory

Some days just aren’t worth getting outta bed. I had one of those days last Friday. While many of you were celebrating Black Friday, buying the latest and greatest toys…

Give thanks to our police officers

Give thanks to our police officers

I’m appalled at the number of police officers that are being shot and killed these days. The job was never one for the timid, but nowadays it is the riskiest…

Do you need help?

Do you need help?

We at the Clare County Review and Marion Press are beginning to prepare for this year’s Christmas Wish program. The holidays are a time of giving, particularly to the less…

Social Media Makes Mockery of Election

Social Media Makes  Mockery of Election

As I write this it is 6:30 a.m. on Election Day. The election is too close to call, so I have no idea who will be our next president when…

It is your civic duty to be an informed voter

It is your civic duty to be an informed voter

Mark this date- it’s November 8. No matter what you’re doing. No matter how you feel, you must pull yourself out of that Laz-e-Boy and get to your precinct and…

Why aren’t you shopping locally?

Why aren’t you shopping locally?

I don’t care what they might trumpet in Washington D.C. or California, our economy here hasn’t gotten much better in the last few years. Here we work hard  every day…

People Can Be So Rude

This is a plea for a better understanding of people with medical conditions or disabilities. Unless you have a condition or disability you don’t know what it is like to…

Matthew brings back bad memories

Matthew brings back  bad memories

Last I received a frantic telephone call from a friend now living in coastal South Carolina. Hurricane Matthew was headed their way, and she was seeking advice as to what…

Newspapers are not going away

Newspapers are not going away

I hope you will join me in giving a nod to this portion of the calendar which was long ago proclaimed as “National Newspaper Week.” If you listen to some…

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