Category: Opinion

Murphy’s Law on the farm, too

Technology exists for man?s benefit. Then again, I?m convinced there are days when man exists for technology?s entertainment, especially when Murphy?s Law comes into play.

For example, as the television broadcast industry gears up for the transition from analog television signals to digital, this Murphy fellow is busily writing new laws with the gleeful ferocity of a gremlin on a mission.

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The dog days of summer drop in

?Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that?s how dogs spend their lives.? ?Sue Murphy

 

To the people who live on that one street a few blocks north of me: Sorry!

I took my dog on a walk the other morning. Libby?s not as young as she used to be and as we all do in some way, has lost some of her self-control. Walking gets her bladder going. And jogging? Well, it gets everything else going.

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Cautious celebration

Well-guarded negotiations suddenly became public last Wednesday with the announcement that the city of Hillsboro was selling the assets of Hillsboro Community Medical Center to HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hospital Management Consulting, based in Kansas City, Mo. HMC/CAH was formed specifically for the purpose of purchasing rural hospitals and then replacing the outdated hospitals with new, […]

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Pork N Beings (Week of June 18, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of June 18, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of June 18, 2008)

Kittylitter.jpg Although Roland is provided plenty of thought provoking material, he tends to think outside the box.

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Editorial?Stricken

Tornado tragedies in Chapman, Soldier and Manhattan last week remind us once more?as if we needed another reminder?how fragile life really is. All of us survive from one day to the next by God?s grace. Those of us still alive and safe, and with home and possessions intact, are no more worthy of our great fortune than the loss of […]

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Epic crash occurred 30 years ago

Thirty years ago this week a tragedy occurred at the Hillsboro airport that is permanently etched in the minds of those who were living here at the time, including mine.

It was Tuesday, June 20, 1978, when Hillsboro businessman and pilot Paul Rundstrom, 40, and his passengers Dennis Klassen and Blaine Briggs of Hillsboro Industries and Hillsboro Distributors crashed into a wheat field shortly after 8 a.m. just south of the hedge row opening at the then grass airstrip.

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Toasting a fresh-off-the-grill sunburn

You know that shade of pink you see when you cut into the middle of a perfectly cooked medium-rare steak? Well, that?s the color my back is.

The only difference is that the fresh-off-the-grill steak isn?t nearly was hot as my back feels right now.

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Land use: A largely unspoken issue

If you ask Europeans visiting the United States what they see as the No. 1 environmental problem here, it is interesting to hear the vast majority come up with the same opinion.

No, it?s not air pollution or water pollution.<

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Letters (Week of June 18, 2008)

Another perspective on concert conflict   In regard to the article in the June 4 issue (Countywide), the Florence Labor Day Committee feels the facts should be stated publicly in regards to the Marion County Firefighters Association meeting that ?doused? the conflicts between our 71st annual Labor Day venue and the MCFA?s first concert event. 1. No Florence Labor Day […]

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Pork N Beings (Week of June 11, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of June 11, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of June 11, 2008)

pab_20080609081125.jpg Pork and Blings

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