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Living Well: Ear infections common, but shouldn’t be ignored

January 15, 2019 — If your children have never had an ear infection, they're anomalies, because five out of six kids experience an ear infection by their 3rd birthday, according to the National Institutes of Health. Ear infections cause pain, often indicated by tugging on the ears, loss of

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Lance Scranton: Welcome to Scare City

January 15, 2019 — We are studying the ideas of Thomas Malthus in class as part of our unit on philosophy. Self-confidence, happiness, the good life, hardship, and self-esteem are the topics students gain knowledge about from the likes of Socrates, Senneca, Epicurus, and Montaigne. Mathus offers a truly

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Memorial Regional Heath: Patients who see primary care providers live longer — research shows primary care leads to prevention, better overall health

January 13, 2019 — Editor's note: The following article is sponsored by Memorial Regional Health Patients with access to primary health care have lower health care costs than those who don't, and they also live longer, healthier lives. The American Academy of Family Physicians points toward research that shows

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Chocolate cake recipes

January 10, 2019 — I think it's safe to say most people love chocolate cake. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and chocolate and Valentine's Day go together, so this week's column features two chocolate cake recipes. I think these are delicious cakes. Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake and Chocolate

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Memories of January

January 10, 2019 — This afternoon, a sunny, snow-covered scene here at Pipi's Pasture took me back to Januarys when my siblings and I were growing up on the ranch at Morapos. There's not a lot of snow here at Pipi's Pasture right now, but everything is white, the

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History in Focus: The Christian endeavor

January 9, 2019 — One of the most recognizable buildings in the downtown area is the Center of Craig. Built in 1902, it was originally the First Christian Church. It is a reminder of how the early history of Craig was shaped by people of strong faith who were

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Home, state, everywhere else in between: A look back at 2018’s Moffat County sports

January 9, 2019 — Any sports reporter who tells you all they want out of covering an athletic event are scores, times or placements is probably part robot. Yes, those things are important elements of the job, but if that’s the only part you feel is necessary to convey

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Accidental Heroes’ a feel good thriller

January 8, 2019 — A message on a postcard is a "trigger" for the plot in this week's novel. "Accidental Heroes," by Danielle Steel, is a suspense thriller, but it is more than that. In the novel, as the title implies, some ordinary people are thrust into the role

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Janet Sheridan: The best of the year  

January 7, 2019 — Once again, as a new year approached, self-proclaimed experts presented their lists of 2018's best movies, diets, TV shows, books, and brands of bacon. Browsing the internet, I found a list of the year's best food events that included McDonald's all-day breakfast menu, Ben &

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ a perfectly practical sequel

January 4, 2019 — The idea of creating a follow-up to one of the greatest movie musicals in the history of cinema is, like a bad Cockney accent, a sound that is something quite atrocious. Even if you look at it as medicine you can't avoid, "Mary Poppins Returns"

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Winter is here

January 3, 2019 — At this writing, it is the second day of 2019, a bitterly cold day. Thank goodness there is plenty of sunshine and no wind. The crab apple tree outside the dining room window doesn't have any bird visitors this morning, probably because there are very

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Casserole recipes

January 3, 2019 — During the holidays, we ended up with Christmas Eve soup, ham, baked chicken, chicken tenders, salads, fresh veggies, cake, and more and only three of us here to eat it all. It takes a lot of imagination to use leftovers, but I did my best.

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Coyote Wind’ a mystery that offers a little of everything

January 1, 2019 — My husband Lyle lent me this week's book, his birthday gift from granddaughter Jessica. I don't know how to describe the book other than to say it's "different," and I like the book a lot. "Coyote Wind" is the first of 13 Montana Mysteries featuring

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Lance Scranton: Take a little step in 2019

January 1, 2019 — Here we are in 2109, and just about everyone has thought about something they might make better this year. Some call them resolutions, but to those of us who have been around for more than a few new years know how those work out! What's

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Scott Leonard: What would you say if God asked you why you should be allowed into heaven?

December 28, 2018 — In the spring of 2000, I was living about 30 minutes north of Dallas where I was about to go on staff with Young Life. I came across a question that, to me, was the most profound question I had ever heard. Since then I

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ spins wide, wacky web of beloved superhero

December 28, 2018 — You would think retelling a well-worn origin story more than once would be inhibitive in a superhero tale where the audience is already quite familiar with the background. But, at the risk of becoming repetitive, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” recounts that famous moment not once,

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Resolutions for 2019

December 27, 2018 — Time has a habit of flying by. Only a short while ago, I was writing about the birds that were picking leftover crab apples off our tree that grows next to the dining room window. Yesterday, I noticed the crab apples are all gone, and

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Discovering a lost recipe

December 27, 2018 — When it comes to resolutions for 2019, I have some doozies. At the top of the list is getting my recipes organized so I can find one when I need it. It's going to be a big job so I'll be satisfied if I can

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Janet Sheridan: A Las Cruces Christmas

December 25, 2018 — All of my Christmases have been spent in small towns where cars creep along slick streets through days cold and brief beneath mountains dressed in white, where pine trees cluttered with puffs of snow tower tall under velvet nights of near stars. Frosted church lawns

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Lance Scranton: In there somewhere

December 25, 2018 — We've celebrated another Christmas, and now it's time to get back to life as usual. Something about the holiday in the middle of a regular work week puts a refreshing pause on the hectic lives we lead. But in there somewhere is the comfortable acknowledgement

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