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Going to Court

Sooner or later everyone has to go to court for something or other. Courts can be pretty intimidating the first time you visit. Since you’ve probably never been to court…

Several positions decided in Tuesday’s Primary

If political ads constantly running on your television set, didn’t give you a clue- READ this loud and clear- the Primary Election is this coming Tuesday, and if you’re registered,…

Vacation’s over, now I can get some rest

We just got back from a week-long vacation at the camper. I use the term “vacation” loosely because Jack had so many projects planned it was mostly work for both…

Smack talk aside, turtle champion once again

I never knew turtle racing could be some much fun. We entered our Beaverton championship turtle in my family reunion turtle race last weekend. Amidst all kinds of sibling rivalry,…

Just July bits and pieces

Thanks to all of you who had ideas about the safe (for them) removal of chipmunks. I believe I will try a few including expanding foam in the hole by…

Constitutional Relevancy

I’ve received a nice letter from Deborah Meister who teaches at the Fellowship Baptist Academy in Carson City. Her students are writing essays on the question of “Is the Constitution…

It’s Greek to me…

The media from talk radio to the New York Times has chewed the Obamacare opinion like a dog with a steak bone. Legal commentators have examined it from all angles…

Chipmunk troubles

I was just contemplating a ten minute break between articles sitting in the chair on the little deck in the back yard when I discovered it was already occupied by…

Scozzari verdict a victory for Clare in more ways than one

I tried to keep my cool, but it just wasn’t on the agenda. I had finished writing my column a few hours ago, and hadn’t saved it because I was…

Our turtle scampers to winner’s circle

Move over Jimmy Johnson. You too Kentucky Derby winner, “I’ll have another.” I’ve got my own champion and it was crowned the best at the Beaverton Turtle Races Monday night.…