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Black and white film photography may seem like a dead art, but it’s making a return to photographers weary with the fast and furious nature of the digital age.

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To say that 2020 has been challenging is an understatement. In fact, I would imagine that many of you are like me, and just want to ban the word “unprecedented” from all use from here on out. We’re left questioning what else could go wrong because it feels like everything that could, has alr…

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I once heard about a Christian barber who had recently learned about evangelizing. Wanting to do his part, he decided to start witnessing to his clients one by one. His nerves hit that first morning driving to his shop, but he quickly convinced himself it would be worth it.

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Only 83 more days left and the year 2020 will finally be over. Many people find themselves asking, “What else could go wrong?”

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Having a tree or plant with small stems growing out of its lower trunk or a spot higher up the trunk, is not really healthy for trees or plants. These small limbs are called suckers.

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Editor’s note: This is part of a short series on hummingbirds. We asked expert bird bander, Kay Lookingbill, if we could compile some of her wonderful fun hummingbird facts from her Facebook posts and pass them on. She happily agreed. So here is a collection of fun facts in no particular ord…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 19-23. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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EDNA — As he slips on his racing helmet, John Drexler enters another realm. Cheers from the spectators begin to taper off and the 35-year-old has one thing on his mind: “Don’t hit the wall.”

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It is important to me that I spend quality time with my kids. Of course, as any parent can attest to, this is much easier said than done.

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As a young pastor, I had the privilege of having lunch with Pastor Jack Hayford. He was one of America’s most prominent pastors and spiritual leaders. Pastor Jack retired in 2000 from a large church in Van Nuys, California.

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“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”– I Thessalonians 6:16-18

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An online blog created by St. Joseph alumnus Liam Porr gained serious traction in its two-week lifespan. But in that time, most readers didn’t realize it wasn’t Porr doing the writing.

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It appears that scorpions have recently become a major pest problem in our area. Many people are reporting major infestations of scorpions inside and outside of their homes. These scary-looking creatures are one of the planets greatest survivors, having the capability to have existed for ove…

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Gardening is an engaging hobby that can provide a host of benefits, some of which may surprise even the most devoted gardeners. For example, the Harvard Medical School notes that just 30 minutes of gardening activities burns 135 calories, making gardening a fun and simple way to incorporate …

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Editor’s note: This is part of a short series on hummingbirds. We asked expert bird bander, Kay Lookingbill, if we could compile some of her wonderful fun hummingbird facts from her Facebook posts and pass them on. She happily agreed. So here is a collection of fun facts in no particular ord…

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Lately, we have had patients wanting second opinions on “deep cleanings.” Since the purpose of this dental news column is to educate, I wanted to describe this confusing dental term and procedure in layman’s terms.

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 12-16. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air, and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters,”

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On a balmy Friday morning, a group of local archaeologists were busy excavating away as volunteer O.C. Garza brushed off the dirt from an artifact he found.

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Scene: A messy living room, littered with the dead bodies of an epic battle between the Naked Barbies Battalion and the Funko Pop Regiment. Two young children, a boy and a girl, ages 6 and 4 respectively, are dramatically lying on the floor among the ruins.

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First, I want to thank all my fellow veterans for their service to our country. Especially to those who paid the ultimate price to preserve and conserve our way of democratic life and freedoms.

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Growing up, there was a joint effort of church, home and family, school and community reinforcing a set of values—hard work, respect of others and their property, honesty, even the importance of faith to name a few. But things don’t work like they used to. The culture has changed. And we wit…

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Beginning in 2010, NBC working together with ancestry.com, began producing a TV show called, “Who Do You Think You Are?” Based on the British show of the same name, each episode focuses on a celebrity who, together with genealogy experts, traces his or her ancestry as far back as they can go.

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I was 15 years old when my dad had his first heart attack. It was one they call the widow maker. Thankfully he survived and regained his health over time. My mom played a big part in that. She heeded the doctor’s advice and helped my dad make the adjustments needed. My dad walked every day, …

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Note from the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory: This is the first part of a short series on hummingbirds. We asked expert bird bander, Kay Lookingbill, if we could compile some of her wonderful fun hummingbird facts from her Facebook posts and pass them on. She happily agreed. So here is a collec…

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The following is the menu for the Meals on Wheels Victoria and for the Community Action Committee for Oct. 5-9. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

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