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Thanks for letting me share your successes

Published Saturday, January 11, 2014
By Clay Corbett

As I sit at my desk, I wonder how to say goodbye. I never thought it would come this soon. It seems I've had to do it a lot.

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Welcome to the Norbert fan club

Published Saturday, January 11, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

"What IS that?" The little Tribes peered into the chicken brooder with wide eyes.

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The alchemy of the kitchen

Published Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Fragrant steam rising from the big pot of soup on the stove fogs the windows of the warm kitchen while winter rages outside.

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Attorneys general fire off letter to Sebelius

Published Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By Ed Sterling

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received a letter dated Jan. 2 from 10 state attorneys general, expressing concern over recent action related to the enforcement of the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Even criminals may have a message worth hearing

Published Saturday, January 4, 2014
By Brian Knox

Should people in jail have a voice? In the Christmas issue of the Messenger, Brandon Evans wrote a story about a local man spending the holidays in jail.

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Square Talk for Saturday, January 4, 2014

Published Saturday, January 4, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Do you believe in New Year's resolutions, and if so, what's yours for 2014?

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The tale of two

Published Wednesday, January 1, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

This year felt reminiscent of a Charles Dickens novel as some of my best memories stemmed from some of the worst events.

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New Year’s resolution results guaranteed – or your money back!

Published Wednesday, January 1, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Do I have your attention? Now if I could only figure out how to get you to send me ONLY $19.99 for this amazing secret, I could achieve my resolution of becoming independently wealthy.

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Christmas wishes for the teachers among us

Published Saturday, December 28, 2013
By Roy J. Eaton

The start of a new year is always exciting for me, providing an avenue of optimism and a "fresh start" on a 12-month adventure in life.

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Resolute as we face 2014

Published Saturday, December 28, 2013
By Bob Buckel

A few stubborn oaks cling to their leaves. Ice, north winds and temperatures in the 20s morning after morning have not managed to dislodge them.

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Call for truce in rolling prairie home Christmas

Published Wednesday, December 25, 2013
By Brandon Evans

A bluejay rests on a cold, bare branch. With plumage brilliant as a crystal sapphire star, eyes like steely coal, a peaceful, united world unfolds all around as pink and orange dawn breaks the silent night.

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Berry to succeed Steen as secretary of state

Published Wednesday, December 25, 2013
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Rick Perry on Dec. 19 announced the appointment of Nandita Berry of Houston as the 109th Texas Secretary of State, effective Jan. 7, 2014.

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My dogs wish you a merry Christmas

Published Wednesday, December 25, 2013
By Gerry Lewis

Have you heard on the radio, or seen on YouTube, dogs and cats singing Christmas songs? They are kind of cute ... the first time. After that, not so much.

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‘Twas the week before bowl games

Published Saturday, December 21, 2013
By Bob Buckel

"Mr. Claus? Is this Mr. Santa Claus?" Yes. Can I help you? As you can imagine I'm terribly busy right now.

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How do you gain someone’s trust?

Published Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By Jimmy Alford

Anything you ever wanted to know, or not know, has been put into a poll.

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Comptroller reports state revenue surplus

Published Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By Ed Sterling

Texas will have some $98.9 billion in general revenue for state budget makers to work with in the 2014-2015 biennium, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs' revenue estimate.

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Hey! Everybody come check this out!

Published Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By Gerry Lewis

As a blogger and columnist in 2013, I am pretty much free to write what I want, and to do so with little risk.

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Forgiveness stands out

Published Saturday, December 14, 2013
By Bob Buckel

My hometown newspaper got a full-page ad every Christmas from a cotton gin.

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Ice stories and milk processing

Published Saturday, December 14, 2013
By Gerre Joiner

Well, the coffee shop talk has been interesting lately.

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Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas

Published Saturday, December 14, 2013
By John Measel

We all know how the holiday season can stretch family budgets to the limit.

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