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Neil McCandless: Dr. Kinder will be missed

I am sorry to see another of our hometown doctors leave town. Goodbye Dr. Kinder. We will certainly miss you! Instead, I would like to see the Quorum Management group leave town. I wish our hospital board had the courage to dismiss them!

Decker family: Thanks for the love

The family of Dart Decker would like to express their thanks to family and friends for the many cards, visits, calls and food they received following the death of Dart.

Faith Column: Rest this spring break as intended by Jesus

Springgggggggg Breaaaaaaak! For most adults it does not quite have the ring to it that it used to during college days. I am one of the few who get a reprieve when school is on a break because my work primarily involves youth.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Divergent’ tries too hard to be multifaceted

If you only got the chance to hang out with one clique in high school, with any luck, you wouldn’t adhere yourself to people you wound up hating for four years just because you were going through a phase. For the young people of “Divergent,” changing your whole identity involves a bit more pressure than just having to wear goth makeup because all your friends do.

Janet Sheridan: Honoring my siblings — the way we were

In honor of Siblings Day on April 10, I am dedicating this column to my brothers and sisters. I hope they enjoy it. I think most of them might. Being the youngest, JL could have benefited from the six models of exemplary behavior that preceded him, but there were none. So, when still a toddler, he pinched his finger in a church pew during a silent moment and exclaimed, “Damn that hurts,” using his outdoor voice.

Ann Anderson: Thanks for your help

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the following businesses and individuals: Thanks to Kelly Hepworth and staff for all your help and for the donation of leashes and thanks also to Wayne Davis and staff. We would like to thank the Clarion Inn & Suites for use of their meeting room.

Sylvia R. Fread: Moffat needs pot money

There is no cure for stupidity. We need the pot money in Moffat County, and the jobs. My grandson has tried for two years to get a job here. None yet. If you get some pot money in here, it could help.

Athan Smith: Turn depot into museum

I read the article last night with my dad about the (train) depot. I care that it has to stay up because I want it to be a train museum.

Dude Dent awards students

Building on the traditions and implementing improvements to recognize student success and scholarship has been a big part of Moffat County High School’s drive for excellence. One of the most storied and recognizable honors is the Lewis “Dude” Dent Award.

Prather’s Pick: A book for Easter

Kids of all ages, including young-at-heart adults, will enjoy “The Easter Egg” written and illustrated by Jan Brett. What a delightful book to share with children this Easter season! Besides that, the book can be left out on a coffee table for everyone to enjoy. Adults will be amazed at the illustrations that can only be described as “exquisite.”

Stephanie Pearce: Comfort food

Turning 40 last week wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Somehow, a cake showed up at work, and I shared pieces with those who weren’t dieting. My family was taken to dinner by my sweet son. My husband was so sweet and made me feel amazingly loved and appreciated with a gift and a card that made me cry. But there was one gift I got that made me feel young again. It took me back to every happy event in my life.

Senior Spotlight: Dressing to impress

As a person gets older, they can see the way society dresses has changed, especially in the way people no longer dress up to go to town. It used to be the norm for a person to make sure they had the proper clean attire on before they left the house to go to town.

Sasha Nelson: Transmission lines could disturb sage grouse

My grandfather Cecil Nelson was a tall, cantankerous man who, after he retired from a career in rout sales, went back to work full-time at the area hardware stores. He loved to tease and torture his grandchildren with classical country music. You know, the type that has the scratchy sounds of vinyl, the twang of a banjo and the hum of a good harmony. Songs like the “Wichita Lineman.” With two new high-power, super-sized transmission lines proposed to carve out virgin ground across our county, I find I have linemen on my mind.

David DeRose: Travelers enjoy Craig

From March 25 through 27, we hosted 25 individuals at CNCC for a carbon monoxide and combustion class that you reported on in the paper.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making quick meals for calving season

These days, there isn’t much time for anything after a day of work outside the home and the anytime-day-or-night hours spent with calving cows. So there’s little time to be spent planning and preparing meals.