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Today's Features

  • Our travel down Pun Alley last week took us to Lovers’ Lane for Valentine’s Day. Our heart was racing so fast we completely missed annual Speed Week at Daytona, where racecars went round and round for a whole week, ending on Feb. 15 with a 500-mile race.

    We may be late but we’ll make a pit stop in Pun Alley to see if we can find a racy story or two.

  • A mystery has developed within the halls of our once peaceful domicile. At first I did not think too seriously about it. Some things, if left alone usually take care of themselves. Of course, there always are other things, like my socks, that never take care of themselves no matter how hard I wish.

  • It’s always fun to meet new people and talk about all the different things the Friends do for Freedom Public Library. Lots of folks stopped in to the Friends Valentine Tea on Saturday, Feb. 14, just to sit a while and talk, and enjoy being served some home baked goodies.

    Kermit and Cindy Clark provided soothing background ambience with songs of love on guitar and keyboard.

    We were pleased to gain several new members and welcome others who might decide to join at a later date. Thanks to all who attended for making our first tea a successful event.

  • You may have missed it, but not long ago the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) released some startling news about America’s health. A new analysis shows that high blood pressure rates have increased substantially over the last 10 years.

    According to this study, about 65 million adults in this country, or about a third of U.S. adults age 18 and older, suffer from hypertension.

    Taking Control

  • Did you go skydiving for the first time in your 60s? Or did you get married at age 61 for the first time? Did you change careers after age 60, or discover a helpful health or financial tip? Did you start a new hobby, or find a great recipe geared toward seniors?

    If so we want to hear from you.

    We are looking for first-time accomplishments after age 60 for an upcoming special section called “Savvy After 60” and a special page, “You’re never too old.” Share your information with our readers.

  • You probably already know you need to monitor your investment portfolio and update it periodically. Even if you’ve chosen an asset allocation, market forces may quickly begin to tweak it.

    For example, if stock prices go up, you may eventually find your self with a greater percentage of stocks in your portfolio than you want. If stock prices go down, you might worry that you won’t be able to reach your financial goals.

  • Get rid of your

    electronic junk

  • “Faith, hope and love …” said St. Paul. Accordingly, I believe we can. I have great hope for the future and above all else, I am love. (Remember, as we think, so we become.) It’s a bright new day and people are seeing the world with new eyes, choosing to see beauty and harmony.

  • I spent a few very profitable hours searching for a special box of Valentine chocolates. After all, that special person in my life deserves all the time I can spare in choosing the right box of chocolate.

    I’m not sure who came up with the idea of giving your "sweetheart" a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day, but I would like to shake his hand sometime. Of all the gizmos, doodads and gimmicks in the wide world, this one tops them all.

  • How wonderful, we had approximately two inches of rain last month, after a long dry spell. Have you serviced your irrigation system? Have you gone out and watched how the water is moving in the landscape? Have you seen the smile on your plants?

    The winter vegetables; kale, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, and onions, that are close to harvest, are beautiful. And, our daffodils are in bloom.