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Unintended consequences

By Ralph Dickerson As we go through this life, we all have done something that seemed innocent at first, but ended up with some rather complicated unintended consequences. The following story happened to me many years ago, and shows how a small action can have rather big repercussions. Growing up in a rural area, where…

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3 Smart And Effective Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

According to various surveys, homeowners in the US believe that the value of their home will continue to increase in the next ten years. With the volatility of the real estate market, this may seem like an overly optimistic assumption, but that does not mean that it is not entirely possible. There are numerous factors…

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A little humor goes a long way.

By Jennifer Wimmer A little humor goes a long way. Laughing is actually good for your health! We know that stress is bad for your health. Stress and anxiety lower the immune system. So, it makes sense that being light-hearted is healthy. Taking life too seriously just doesn’t feel good. Comedy brings relief from the…

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Should we cancel the fair?

By Ralph Dickerson The coronavirus pandemic continues to rage in this country, with infections starting to edge back up in about half of the states. With the pandemic ongoing, should the Hancock County Fair Board cancel the fair? While the coronavirus is in the state, and in the region, compared to other parts of the…

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Trump was right, China lied

By Ralph Dickerson When I thought about writing a blog this week, I did not plan to write another article on the Coronavirus, but recent developments regarding the outbreak caused me to change my mind. As health officials worldwide continue to study the outbreak, the more we learn how much China lied about the timeline…

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4 Ways In Which Reading Promotes Better Aging

It is a no-brainer that staying physically active is of utmost importance as you keep adding on candles to your birthday cake. It is equally crucial that you work toward keeping your mind as fit as your body. Both your body and mind need to function properly for you to be able to enjoy life…

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Limiting COVID-19 outbreaks

By Ralph Dickerson Last week I blogged that one reason Hancock County experienced so few Coronavirus cases was due to the rural nature of the county, and that people did not live close together. As I thought about the situation more, I decided to conduct more research into areas with the most coronavirus cases. I…

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Thoughts on COVID-19

  Thoughts on COVID-19 By Ralph Dickerson The year 2020 will go down as one of the more eventful times in this country’s, and this county’s, history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last time this country experienced such a situation was 100 years ago when the flu epidemic hit. In that epidemic, about 50…

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