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Watershed moment: Our water, our future

February 14, 2015

Watersheds supply drinking water, provide recreation and respite, and sustain life. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that in the U.S. more than $450 billion in food and fiber, manufactured goods, and tourism depends on clean water and healthy watersheds.

Ensuring that our watershed is healthy is everyone’s responsibility.

Changing the way we view water is going to be essential for the future of this state.

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Missing the Big Picture

February 14, 2015

The faces just don’t matter … sensationalistic journalism continues to rule the day at the editorial desk of the Hood County News.

The Editorial, “Voters should look closely,” has little to do with the actual facts, but rather an effort to tantalize the readers by reporting out of context statements and alleged misconduct.

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Fill your Valentine’s Day with love, gifts and fun

February 14, 2015

Among all the occasions we celebrate, Valentine’s Day captures more hearts in a way we never dreamed possible. This happy day in the dead of wintery February offers the opportunity to express love in very personal and happy ways.

Gifts are given to bring everlasting joy and memories. Cherished gifts, cards and words spoken to share a special affection with loved ones.

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Oh, brother!

February 14, 2015

Sibling rivalry has never been a matter of concern for me or for my “older” brother, Fred.

Oh, he’s a bit “testy” about this claim that he is “older.” (Okay, I’m seven years his senior, so I don’t specify who – or what – he’s older than.)

My Uncle Mort said this of us decades ago.

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Oh, brother!

February 14, 2015

Sibling rivalry has never been a matter of concern for me or for my “older” brother, Fred.

Oh, he’s a bit “testy” about this claim that he is “older.” (Okay, I’m seven years his senior, so I don’t specify who – or what – he’s older than.)

My Uncle Mort said this of us decades ago.

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Joe Heller

February 14, 2015
Joe Heller

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What projects would you want for city?

February 7, 2015

If you could make a wish list about cool projects you’d like the city to undertake, what would you put on it?

After all, city officials do it. We can dream, too – right?

Of course, the difference between us and City Council members is that, if they get enough of their cohorts to agree, their wish can come true because they control the city budget.

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It almost hit the fan

February 7, 2015

I debated on writing this column for about two minutes, and ultimately, the unfiltered, shameless mother in me decided to go for it.

I feel confident that after you read this, one of the following will apply to how you feel:

A. You’ll remember in detail when a similar thing happened to you.

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Letters to the Editor

February 7, 2015

Gun rights

Guest columnist Charles Somervill’s comments on “assault rifles” was so full of misinformation I hardly know where to start.

Let’s say for the sake of argument that he was referring to the semi-automatic civilian version of the M-16, which would be the AR-15, a very popular firearm used for target shooting, competition, hunting and self-defense.

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Good in Hood

February 7, 2015

To submit a Good in Hood, go to www.hcnews.com and click on Submit a Good in Hood at the very top. Your full name will be printed along with your Good in Hood submission. If you want to Sound Off on issues, please submit a Letter to the Editor at [email protected]

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