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Stay to the Right

Stay to the Right

By Melea Johnson

Rise & Shine Published Feb 11, 2018
Diving in the pool, she did a few little flutter kicks to position herself in a freestyle crawl toward the finish on the other end of the lane. My (then) five-year-old daughter was in her first 25-yard race on the ...
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Seasons of Life

Seasons of Life

Health Matters Published Feb 5, 2018
I have lived in the Northwest most of my life and the rhythms of change from spring, to summer, to fall and then winter comes as expected. Each season moves to the next and as we enjoy one season, we ...
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Take care of the golf balls first

Take care of the golf balls first

By Melea Johnson

V Gallery Rise & Shine Published Feb 5, 2018
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then ...
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Settler's Country Market

Settler's Country Market

In the heart of downtown Moses Lake

Health Matters Published Feb 5, 2018
Settler’s Country Market originally opened in Ephrata, Washington in 2002- Quite by accident! Dock Womack, the owner, had purchased the building on Basin Street with the intention of using his 30+ years of horticulture experience to put in a retail ...
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Now please

Now please

By Melea Johnson

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 5, 2018
I will..... live by new rules. Be open to new possibilities. Make dinner a nightly event. Jump in a pool with my clothes on. Miss my flight home, several times. Acquire a new couch. Enjoy life every day.

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Yuletide Lights: Tales of Home and Family 2nd Edition

Yuletide Lights: Tales of Home and Family 2nd Edition

by Lenore Plassman (Author),‎ Rohvannyn Shaw (Illustrator, Contributor),‎ Dave Plassman (Contributor)

V Gallery Published Feb 3, 2018
Sixteen tales of love, laughter, giving and warmth. The stories are drawn from the richness of the author's experiences and tell of strength in the midst of adversity, generosity amongst poverty. Walk in dark and lighted places of street, island, ...
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Far-Fetched

Far-Fetched

By Melea Johnson

Travel & Leisure Published Feb 1, 2018
I can get ready in 5-minutes. When it comes to a new adventure, taking time to apply makeup is of no concern no matter how many times I've been told the importance of a good primer.

With a ...
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Painting Goes Global
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Painting Goes Global

4,781 miles and a walk in the rain…transport of painting goes global

V Gallery Travel & Leisure Published Jan 30, 2018
I left SeaTac Airport on a February day with a box of rolled painted canvas to be delivered to an art patron in Portugal, who at the time lived in Amsterdam. Turns out it was less expensive to simply make ...
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By Jan Thacker

By Jan Thacker

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 28, 2018
New Year’s Eve is such an interesting time. The whole world celebrates the fall of one year and the rise of the next. At the stroke of midnight, bleary-eyed partiers in plastic hats plant slobbery sentimental kisses on spouses ...
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100 Percent Pass Rate for Big Bend Community College Nursing Grads

100 Percent Pass Rate for Big Bend Community College Nursing Grads

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Aug 26, 2017
Big Bend 2017 nursing program graduates pose for a photo before their official pinning ceremony on June 17. All 17 of the graduates passed the NCLEX-RN licensure exam on their first attempt.

The Big Bend Community College Nursing program has been ...
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