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Wed
23
Mar
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Common Courtesy

by Ashley Swanson

My mom, Amber, lives in Oakland, NE, with my step-dad, Jeramie, and for my entire life, my mom has had a love for older/abandoned houses. Over the past couple of summers in Oakland, I’ve noticed more and more houses being torn down—not because they were not sturdy/safe enough for people to live in, but because many people wanted the lots, or thought of the houses as eyesores.

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Wed
23
Mar
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Lighten up Duncan...

by Tory Duncan 

Evidently, over the past few weeks, there’s been a few folks out there that thought perhaps I’m being a little critical, or shall we say, harsh? At times, that is just the way it goes. Any business person knows this, no matter what business type you’re operating.

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Wed
16
Mar
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Patience & Consistency

by Ashley Swanson

It’s my favorite time of the year, the season for thunderstorms! The first real thunderstorm of the year greeted me as I left Harvard, following my viewing of their musical, “Annie.” (Which, by the way, is a great musical and the kids do a fantastic job, so go see it.) 

 

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Wed
16
Mar
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Nothing to Do???

by Tory Duncan

I always find it kind of hilarious when somebody comes up to me, or says in a group that I’m in, “how boring small town life is.” Seriously??? Take a look at what is in front of you, no matter what small town in Clay County, or for that matter, anywhere, because if you’re bored, then quite possibly, you might not be looking that hard.

 

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Wed
09
Mar
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As Old As You Feel

by Ashley Swanson

I was browsing through Facebook when I came across these photos with the headline, you’re only as old as you feel. Each photo depicted an older person, one of them of a man holding in laughter as he held the cord to an unplugged vaccum, while another man questioned why it wasn’t working. Another, showing a woman standing on a scale and a man pushing his foot down on the scale, completely oblivious he was standing behind her. It’s the little things that keep our sense of humor around, despite our age.

Wed
09
Mar
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Change is Hard...

by Tory Duncan

As we move closer and closer to the seventh complete year at the Clay County News, I took a look back of my years in this business, and thinking many times, that changes can be so hard to make in any process, no matter the business type we’re in. Thanks to an amazing friend, I have in my possession some very valuable relics from the past, including a copy of the front page of my parents’ first ever published issue of the Shelton Clipper.

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Wed
02
Mar
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Rheu•ma•toid Ar•thri•tis

by Ashley Swanson
 
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints and results in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles. I was seven when I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in both of my knees. Many doctors said it could have been caused by the fact that I was born a month late, and my knees were so stuffed up into my stomach/chest that it took a while to “straighten” them out.
 
Wed
02
Mar
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Value of Family...

by Tory Duncan
 
How many times have we all said, “I’ve got to get together with my family...It’s been forever since I’ve seen so and so.” Sometimes, the value of family is as priceless as anything. After talking with an aunt of mine, of which, I haven’t spoken to for months, not because of any issue, but simply because neither of us have picked up the phone to catch up.
 
Wed
24
Feb
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Speech Nerds

by Ashley Swanson
 
When it comes to speech, I get just about as excited as someone going to watch a sport, or more, I get competitive, even when I’m not competing. An analogy to wrestling— which, congrats to all wrestlers on a job well done at state; be proud of the hard work and time you’ve put into preparing for those matches— I’ve deemed speech kind of like wrestling in terms of it being both an individual and collective team effort to rank in the top points.
 
Wed
24
Feb
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Memorable Weekend...

by Tory Duncan
 
Each year as I make the trek to Omaha for the Nebraska State High School Wrestling Championships, I speak of the amazement of the annual event. A total of 896 wrestlers, battling it out in 14 weight classes in each of the four classifications.
 
 
 

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