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From the sunny side… April Fools!

Rick Patrick: The iconic American writer and satirist Mark Twain once said that April 1st is the “day set aside to remind us of what we are the other 364 days of the year.” I’ve always enjoyed “April Fools Day.” I admire a good practical joke the way art connoisseurs admire a classic Van Gogh painting. I still think a well-placed “whoopie cushion” has great comic potential. One of the best practical jokes I have ever seen was one played on my father by one of his closest friends many…

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Christian Concepts: Is entertainment necessary?

Gary B. King: Guest Columnist Over the years of writing a number of my articles have addressed issues that have arisen from within the entertainment industry. My last two articles were about the content of recently released movies, and while the entertainment industry is but one of the many influences Christians are exposed to, there is no denying that influence is both significant and pervasive. So what should a Christian think about the influence of the entertainment industry? Paul told Timothy, “If we have food and covering, with these we…

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Conservative Corner: Awareness fun fest

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist Developmental Disabilities Awareness is as apple pie as the heads-up, one continues to see on the highway, as in: Watch out for the Bikers! People. Listen up! Tribute to Tim Tebow In his recognition of a fellow Floridian, U. S. Senator Marco Rubio, in the February 13, 2017 Congressional Record p. S1133, touted Tim Tebow. The Senator noted Tebow’s first steps on the Gator campus, as a fellow University of Florida alum, in 2006. The Senator noted the two national championships, and his becoming the…

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You must see what your customers are seeing!

Jerry Osteryoung: Guest Columnist “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” ~William Blake When police interview eye witnesses to a crime, they frequently get conflicting accounts. I could speculate and give a million different reasons why this might be, but instead, I will just say that people see things differently, and that is part of being human. Our viewpoints are clouded – or filtered…

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