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You, me and business

You, me and business

Having a sense of humor helps By DANA DITTMAR Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Time out for mental health By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Almost every day we read about people who have, for some reason, deviated from a passive existence and become violent in…

Remember when

Remember when

Remember when … Ross became Sun City and Universal Pictures’ ‘Florida’s Motion Picture City’? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net In 1725, Elisha Buzbee became the first Buzbee to be born in…

You, me and business

You, me and business

I can’t believe I did it By DANA DITTMAR I did it. I have the pictures to prove it. And yet, I still can’t believe I did it. When I…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Listening is a powerful success skill By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. said, “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom…

Remember when

Remember when

Remember when … phone calls were routed by local operators who knew your name? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net Frances Hereford of Ruskin does — and I do too. Hereford moved…

You, me and business

You, me and business

Don’t be scammed By DANA DITTMAR Our local community resource officer, Deputy Jeff Merry, gives seminars on the topic of scams affecting our local residents every month.  Unfortunately all too…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

What would you do if you knew the end was near? By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com This story begins with a telephone call from a friend who told me his wife…

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…