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Tue
09
Jun
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Commissioner's comments anger wellness center committee

The Crockett County Commissioners' Court approved the petition signatures for the Wellness Center's bond issue to be on the November ballot at their May 26 meeting. At this meeting, Commissioner Eligio Martinez stated that upon calling all of his constitutes who signed the petition, he learned that many did not understand what they were signing.

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Tue
09
Jun
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Don't Do It Yourself

It seems like if you are anyone of significance these days you simply must have your very own personal assistant (PA). You know, someone to organize your closet, wrap your packages, run your errands, manage your life, pay your bills and offer lifestyle advice. Just think guys, having your own PA would be like having a get-out-of-jail-free card because you can send them to the store to buy your wife flowers to show how much you love her. (Just not enough to go to the florist to buy them yourself.)

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Tue
02
Jun
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Little Chuck

Chipoltle wants their pork to come from free-rooting hogs who eat non GMO rations and sleep in deeply bedded barns and Panera Bread came out with a No-No list of things they want no part of, including artificial preservatives, colors, sweeteners and flavors. 
 
Tue
02
Jun
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Uncle Mort on aging

On a night when sleep was fitful, I caught the tailend of a TV talk show. A guy quoted my Uncle Mort, who believes drinking buttermilk daily is the secret of his longevity. First thing the next morning, I called my 102-yearold
kin to share what I’d heard on TV.
 
Tue
26
May
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Running a small business takes sacrifice

By PAUL HOWARD
 
There are many things that are great about owning a small business, but entrepreneurs say there are many aspects that aren’t as glamorous. Running a small business requires considerable sacrifices, according to a new study from e-mail marketing provider Constant Contact that surveyed business owners.
 
Tue
19
May
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30 years of Ozona Project Graduation

Ozona Project Graduation is once again upon us. 1985-2015 Whew....that is a lot of volunteer hours in 30 years, please take the time to thank anyone who has helped make 30 years possible.
 
Tue
19
May
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Stopping ISIS

When I travel throughout our district and meet with the people I represent, every county and town has a different set of issues they want to discuss, depending on their local industries, businesses, schools, etc. But there is one topic that I am always asked about, no matter where I am – our national security
 
Tue
12
May
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Long Time Passing

I read in the Wall Street Journal that children born today have a good chance of living until they are 150. Just imagine how the obituary page might read then. Orpheous "Moldy" Ashbottom passed away at the Forever Dead Holding Facility after the candles on his birthday cake caused a fire, the sprinklers went off, and Moldy got pneumonia. Months passed before anyone realized he was dead. At the time of his death Orpheous was married to his twelfth wife, Wanda, a childhood sweetheart he saw at their 140th high school class reunion. After the pregnancy test Orpheus did the honorable thing and married Wanda.
 

 

Tue
12
May
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Marketing choices are plentiful for businesses

When it comes to marketing and advertising your business, it is easy to fall back on colloquial phrases as justification for not being willing to try different techniques or channels. I grew up the son of a furniture and floor covering store manager in a time where there were three primary means of advertising in a small town. Our small town (less than 10,000) had two small newspapers and one AM radio station.
 
Tue
05
May
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No Irons In The Fire

Calving heifers, building fence and cleaning out spring boxes, these are a few of my least favorite things. But the hardest chore every year is finding a date for a branding. Getting a bunch of ranchers to agree on anything, much less a free work day, is like herding three dozen cats. I live in Fall calving country which means branding takes place in January and February. There is a cowboy shortage in our area due to the pay scale and several ranchers also have another job in town, which limits brandings to the weekends.
 

 

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