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 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    August 13, 2014

The Power Of One

Many times I've heard, "What difference can I make? I'm just one person." Dr. Gordy Klatt was just one person. Because of him and his determination to help as many people diagnosed with cancer as he could, and hopes of eventually finding a cure,...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 30, 2014

Friday Night's Heroes

I read a quote last week that said "Heroes are remembered, legends never die." Last Friday night I saw a lot of heroes. Some of them were bald, some had very short hair, some walked with canes but they were all heroes. They were the people who wore...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 23, 2014

Don't Feel Like A Number

Every once in a while – and especially when a person is celebrating a birthday – the subject of age always draws comments. Such as “I remember when I was 21 ... or 30 ... or 40 ...” As a child, I thought if someone was 30 or 40 they were...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 16, 2014

What's Your Story?

Not long ago I saw an ad that asked the question, "What's your story?" That question brought back memories of "old" people I knew when I was a child. Living next door to my family was a couple who told my parents my brother and I should call them...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 9, 2014

The Choices We Make

Like everyone else, I constantly have choices to make. Some choices are easy because the right and wrong are clear. But some are shadowed in doubt. There are choices that can be made in an instant and then there are others that take hours or days or...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 2, 2014

Treasures In The Closet

Have you ever noticed how something that was popular 30 or 40 years ago suddenly becomes the rage again? For instance, tie-dye clothing. In the 1970s it was seen everywhere. There were tie-dye shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, jackets. You could even...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 25, 2014

Strange But True Smart Animal Stories

*++++++++++++++++++ gvbhhhhhhj I'm not sure what the above line says. It was typed by my cat, Holly, who has no qualms about walking across my computer keyboard. At times she has signed me out of a website, brought up an ad, and typed comments in my...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 18, 2014

No Expiration Date For Making Your Dream Come True

Last week we decided to go visit my husband's brother, Bob, who lives in Boulder. Since we wanted to spend most of the week with him and it's a 400-mile drive to his home, we left on Sunday and drove as far as Havre, where we stayed overnight with... Full story

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 4, 2014

Mushroom Time

On my Facebook page a couple days ago, a great-nephew posted a picture of the Morel mushrooms he and his sons had found. Looking at the mushrooms, I could taste them. Oh, how I was wishing I had some to cook. I grew up in southeast Iowa, where Morel... Full story

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 28, 2014

For Grads, A Journey Begins

College, high school and eighth grade graduation ceremonies are taking place in the nation's schools. It is a time of joy, smiles, hugs and tears. Graduation is a major milestone in a person's life ... no matter what age they are. All the work in...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 14, 2014

It's Seeding Time

It's seeding time. Farmers are putting in long days preparing their fields and then seeding wheat, barley, oats, legumes and more. As I watch sea gulls hovering above the newly seeded ground, it takes me back to my first spring on the farm. When my...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 23, 2014

Cars Are Disposable; Memories Of Family Cars Are Not

While visiting with my daughter, the conversation turned to cars she and I remembered over the years when she, her sister and brothers were growing up. We laughed as I said I recalled a nephew telling me that my husband and I bought disposable cars....

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    April 16, 2014

Nashua Post Office Survives, But Hours Cut

Under the Post Plan, the U.S. Post Office has closed a number of community post offices and reduced hours for smaller towns. The plan was developed as an alternative to closing the smaller post offices. On Thursday, April 4, Rhonda Mailey, who...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 16, 2014

The Promise Of Easter

Easter is almost upon us. As I read of several different ways to dye Easter eggs, my mind drifted back to Easter when I was growing up. Children were up just as early on Easter Sunday as they were on Christmas morning because they just knew that the...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Helping A Cow Give Birth

A few days ago, a friend of mine was talking about how their calving season was going. Instantly, some of my experiences when our cows started calving came to mind. One of the most memorable was the very first time my husband asked me to help him wit...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Take Me Home, Country Roads

On a warm, lazy, summer’s day, I decided to go for a drive. I wasn’t headed anywhere in particular, just somewhere. Turning off the highway, I slowly drove along a country road. No houses were in sight. The air was filled with the sounds of a...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 26, 2014

A Love Of Books

Recently I read a line that spoke of a child who reads as they are growing up becomes an adult who thinks. Last week, while in Arizona visiting family, I walked into a used book store. No sooner had I crossed the threshhod than I stopped and took a...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 26, 2014

I Need To Write About This

As I was thinking about my column for this week, I decided that there have been some things happen lately that need to be written about. So here goes. The past few weeks, I’ve attended and taken part in several fundraisers to help local residents....

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    February 5, 2014

Nashua To Give 4-Day School Week A Close Look

Whether the Nashua School have a four-day or a five-day school week was first addressed two years ago. But because of the superintendent at that time leaving and a new superintendent coming in, the board voted to table the issue. Last fall, the...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 5, 2014

Boom! The Heat Is On

Ahhhh, heat! Warm rooms. No need to have a blanket over my legs anymore when I’m sitting in my recliner. Not since Monday, when the new furnace we ordered was finally installed and turned on. The old wall furnace – I’m guessing its age at...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 29, 2014

Getting Through High School Without Google

Last week I saw a picture of high school students sitting at desks and using manual typewriters. The caption on the picture was “Respect your parents. They made it through high school without Google and Wikipedia.” As I looked at the picture, I...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    January 22, 2014

Decision On 4-Day School Week Closer In Nashua

Additional public input on changing to a four-day school week was received by the Nashua School Board at its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 20, in the Nashua School Library. Brenda Koessl, board chair, stated that the board would not be voting on the...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Snapshots In Time Precious

A couple of weeks ago I was bitten by some bugs – rearrange the furniture bug, clear out the closet bug, get organized bug. So I sat down, made a list of what I wanted to do and materials needed and set to work. I got some empty boxes and started i...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 15, 2014

Living With A Busted Drain

On a recent Saturday night, I discovered the main drain in our house was busted. There was water all over the basement floor. We tried that night and all the next day to fix it, with no luck. Not only was it busted, it was plugged. Next step –...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 8, 2014

A No-Resolution Resolution

A new year has arrived. 2014. Wow! I remember as a child wondering if I’d still be alive in the year 2000, and what would life be like then if I was. I think I was all of 10 at the time. To think of living to the age of 60 or 70 or 80 is hard for a...

 

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