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Pipi's Pasture: 2014 4-H achievement night, Part 2

Last week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture” featured the 4-H members who were recognized during the awards program at the annual Achievement Night, held Nov. 19 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The evening recognized accomplishments of 4-H members and leaders during the past year.

Baxter Black: Try Me, a rodeo story

When Marvin Garrett nodded his head, no one knew that 8 seconds later the Thomas and Mack Arena would be covered with goose bumps.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Birdman’ soars proudly toward madness

If you’ve done all you can to avoid films based on comic books in recent years, you’ll probably be out of luck for years to come because they’re here to stay. But the love affair that the public has with the idea of the caped crusader has its own dark side, as we can glimpse from a film like “Birdman.”

Families of Broomhead, Rollins and Smith: A loving thanks

We would like to thank the individual members of the community of Craig for their love and support for our brother, Paul Rollins, during his 67 years of life in Craig.

Santa and Mrs. Claus: From Santa Claus

I would like to take time to thank everyone who helped put together, participate and take down our Christmas float in the Parade of Lights on Saturday night.

Lance Scranton: A Tribute to TMH

Sometimes columnists just have to brag about the people that make their community such a great place. We can easily name people who make life almost unbearable but too often our focus strays away from those who make a difference. Paying compliments can be uncomfortable, because we feel like we have to include as many people as possible but the spotlight will focus on a particular group this week.

Prather’s Pick: A superb new novel

It seems that I have been reviewing lots of new mystery/suspense novels lately. That also goes for “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult, this week’s featured book — except that this book is a little “different” (for lack of a better word) than most.

Thoughtful Parenting: Have you ever suspected child abuse?

Many of us are unsure whether a child is being abused. Abuse is not always apparent. Often, we do not know what to do if we suspect abuse and fear the results if we report to the authorities.

Senior Spotlight: Spreading good

Once again I enjoyed one of my favorite traditions of the season and watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with my mom, Mary Jo Brown.

Stephanie Pearce: Canine love is true

I read the other day that scientists have studied brain waves in dogs and have proven that they feel love toward the humans that care for them like we do family. I really didn't need to read that to know that. I'm pretty sure anyone who has a dog knows that they love us. Two of the four dogs were actual rescues. One of the others were a gift to our daughter from a neighbor, and the other we got from a friend who's dog had unplanned pups.

Over a Cup: Thanksgiving leftovers

I’ve just cleaned up the dishes — most of them anyway — and I’ve managed to get the Thanksgiving leftovers in the refrigerator. Now all that’s left from the holiday is finding a way to use all of the leftovers.

Baxter Black: The gap of no understanding

There is a bridge to cross in understanding between those who live off the land (rural) and those who benefit from it (urban), but have no personal relationship with it.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Achievement night 2014

This year’s Moffat County Achievement Night was held at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Nov. 19. This night is always special because it recognizes the many accomplishments of the 4-H members during the past year. This week, “From Pipi’s Pasture” salutes the achievements of the 4-H members and their leaders.

Janet Sheridan: Proliferating passwords

I recently heard that children who lick their iPads could develop mercury poisoning. Unable to validate the rumor, I decided to start another, verifiable from personal experience: old ladies in charge of passwords could develop hysteria.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Mockingjay’ almost satisfies your hunger

Given the title of the series and the time of its release, you can’t talk about “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” without making a Thanksgiving joke. The difficulty with that is that while people may be ravenous for more of the franchise, right now, they’re only getting appetizers.