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Safe at Home

Safe at Home

Those who make a difference By JIM CURTIS Jim.Curtis48@icloud.com “Hey, are you okay?” a voice cried out from the lanai not far from where Mo lay on the ground. Mo…

Remember when

Remember when

The abandoned Spanish-style building in Ruskin was a theater? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net I moved to South County in January 1980 and have always wondered about the Spanish-style two-story building on…

You, me and business

You, me and business

Driving golf carts illegally on roadways could ruin it for everyone By DANA DITTMAR He didn’t exactly say “I’m from the government and I’m here to help…” but that’s precisely…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

All children are different — make learning make sense By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com When I was a child, school made no sense to me. In fact, I hated it. By the…

Safe at Home

Safe at Home

Pry my car keys from my cold, dead hand By JIM CURTIS Jim.Curtis1210@yahoo.com “I’ll give up my freedom when you pry my car keys from my dead, cold hand,” seems…

Remember when

Remember when

You saw New Year’s Eve through a child’s eyes? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net I may not remember all my teacher’s names, or just how many hours I had to spend practicing…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

This year can be the greatest year of your life By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com The upcoming year can be the best year of your life — depending upon what you…

You, me and business

You, me and business

Happy New Year to you all By DANA DITTMAR So here we are again, facing a brand spanking new year. The ripped wrapping paper from Christmas and Hanukkah is already hauled…

You, me and business

You, me and business

It is better to give than to receive By DANA DITTMAR While I was island hopping in the Florida Keys over Thanksgiving, eating crab and washing it down with the coldest…

Remember when

Remember when

Remember when … we used real words and knew what they meant? R U OK?  U 2!   By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net It all started with using computers and texting…