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Remember when

Remember when

Land along Big Bend Road was a dairy farm? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net As someone who has moved around the country and overseas as a military dependent; made homes in six…

You, me and business

You, me and business

Happy birthday, George Washington By DANA DITTMAR I’m really looking forward to this Monday.  Sure, it’s a federal holiday so I get to sleep in. And I plan to relax…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Does the first step begin every journey? By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Does every journey begin with the first step? I think it does, but the first step in most journeys…

You, me and business

You, me and business

Creative Valentine’s Day gift ideas By DANA DITTMAR Next Tuesday my husband and I, like most other couples, will try to find a way to show more affection for each…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

The art of human relations By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Have you ever looked around and tried to determine what it is about people you like that causes you to feel…

Remember when

Remember when

…women pioneered in what were considered men’s jobs? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net I certainly remember it. While freelancing to women’s magazines in the late 1960s all through the ’70s, before…

Safe at Home

Safe at Home

Love, hope and purpose equals happiness By JIM CURTIS Jim.Curtis48@icloud.com Do you want to be happy? Then love someone. Look forward. Do something. That’s the advice of Gordon Livingston, M.D., author…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

The truth and nothing but the truth By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com I received a call from a prospective customer asking about sales training. My standard policy, at the beginning of any…

Remember when

Remember when

Wimauma was a city like Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net Having only moved to South County in January 1980, I don’t remember the City of…

You, me and business

You, me and business

There are real laws about driving a golf cart By DANA DITTMAR CEO, SCC Chamber Periodically, over the six-plus years I’ve written this column, some have elicited an unexpected torrent…

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