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Summer Time Pasta Salad

IN THE July 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andContributors,
andFood Fun,
andMargaret Mendel
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by Margaret Mendel


Who wants to cook in the summer? I sure don’t and I do everything I can to get out of standing over a hot stove in the warmer weather. Some days the best I can do in the summer heat is boil water. That’s when pasta salads begin to appear on our dinner table in the evenings. I like to cook a large batch of pasta and then divide it into a couple of meals depending on how many family members will be home for dinner.

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Self Sufficiency & Survival

IN THE June 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBrian Wall,
andGoing Green
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by Brian Wall



As a kid I always loved it when the power went out. It was exciting! Life was acceptably unpredictable and a tinge out of control. It was fun lighting the candles, peering out the window at the pitch black outside, gathering together as a family and talking or playing cards until PG&E could get things figured out – usually an hour or so later.

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by Diana Bulls



Any child can tell you that Moms know everything there is to know about anything, and Moms have been reinforcing this belief for eons. Up until now, the big file vault of Mommy information has been a well kept secret. That is all about to change. This reporter and Kings River Life are actually going to let the world know the whereabouts of a potential mom information stash!

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Origins of Mother’s Day

IN THE May 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andHometown History,
andMargaret Mendel
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by Margaret Mendel


In 1914 Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May as the National Holiday to honor mothers. That seems a simple and contemporary concept. Yet, much more had come before this declaration.

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Exercise and Your Dog

IN THE April 30 ISSUE

FROM THE Pets,
andSheryl Wall
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by Sheryl Wall



Many studies show how important being fit is to you and your dog. According to Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook, approximately 20 percent of dogs are obese in the United States. They also state that it causes complications for those with several diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. Exercise also helps avoid a dog’s destructive behaviors such as digging, barking, and chewing that occur because of boredom and it can build confidence, and strengthen the dog and owners bond with each other.

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The One That Got Away

IN THE April 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andHelping Hands,
andJoyce Brandon,
andPets
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by Joyce Brandon




When you are involved in animal rescue, very often if feels as if you are fighting a losing battle. Too many animal owners are oblivious to the fact that their actions or inactions, as it may be, have long reaching and long lasting effects. The story of our little mountain puppies demonstrates this so clearly

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Easy Easter Dinner

IN THE April 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMargaret Mendel
SECTIONS

by Margaret Mendel



Once Daylight savings begins, I start planning my Easter dinner. We usually have between 12 and 14 people sitting at our table on that day. It used to be a big deal and I’d spend long hours shopping and preparing special dishes.

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by Margaret Mendel



Everyone seems to be “going green” these days. Even the United States Postal Services has taken major steps in reducing its carbon footprint. In 2009 the Postal Services voluntarily conducted an inventory of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that resulted in findings that prompted them to make changes in the way they do business.

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Bullying: Time To Take A Stand!

IN THE March 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andContributors,
andHelping Hands,
andMental Health,
andTeens
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by Justin Kamimoto



Today, yesterday and the days before yesterday all had a consistent epidemic at hand: bullying is happening and leading to destructive consequences. Bullying is the leading crisis in schools and communities across the nation where children of various ages are the main victims.

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by Diana Hockley


Having a pet is a commitment. It is not something for which you beg your parents and then, two weeks later, have to be forced to care for. And parents, always remember that you will ultimately be caring for the animal. A decision to have a pet therefore needs to be a parental decision!

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How Did Your Lunch Get to Work Today?

IN THE January 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andGoing Green,
andHelping Hands
SECTIONS

by Dewi L. Faulkner




It’s amazing to think that “green” was once just another ho-hum color on the crayon box. These days it’s impossible to even hear the word without immediate images of recycling, composting, and carbon tax credits floating across your periphery.

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Traveling With Your Furry Friends

IN THE December 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andContributors,
andPets,
andSheryl Wall
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by Sheryl Wall



Most dogs love going places, be it a walk, going for a drive, or just playing in the front yard. So why not actually travel with your furry friend. If you are prepared, this can be a great experience for the both of you.

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‘Tis the Season, Holiday Safety Tips

IN THE December 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andCommunity,
andPublic Protectors
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by Steven Wright



The season of joy, forgiveness, thankfulness and hope is upon us. In a perfect world, we should celebrate the birth of our Lord every day, be ever mindful of his sacrifice and be generous with our giving.

Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world and very often we find ourselves in situations that cause just the opposite to happen. Sometimes no matter what we try to do things just do not go how we hope.

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Holiday Pet Tips

IN THE November 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andContributors,
andPets,
andSheryl Wall
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by Sheryl Lewis




Holidays can be a fun time of year, but if we aren’t prepared it can turn into a miserable time with your pets. With all the presents, holiday treats and small Christmas decorations, your house could become a holiday tornado.

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