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by Evelyn Couch Here are some statements that should make you smile. That friend sent them as usual. I am not smart enough to think of them myself. There is venison for dinner again; oh dear! A cartoonist was found dead at home; the details are sketchy. Some guy used to be a banker, but he […]

by Evelyn Couch Did you ever do a written test on a machine? That makes no sense to me, but they told me I was doing a written test. There were two parts to it of 20 questions each. I saw the question on the screen and I was supposed to indicate what I thought was […]

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by Jessica Azar I, like many others, have a career in an industry that constantly requires defending. Working in a media-based resource today isn’t always as respected and admired as it once was. Although I work in production/graphics, I have been exposed to everything that has come in and out of this office over the […]

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by Sylene Argent We all use excuses at some point; some of us more than others. We all have that friend or colleague who is full of them, and amuses us with his or her level of storytelling ingenuity created to explain absenteeism, tardiness, unavailability, or the like. Sometimes those “excuses” are explanations and are […]

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by Sylene Argent We have all heard the saying, “It must be a sign.” But, does the universe, some type of watcher, or a higher power really go out of their way to help us avoid tragic circumstances or ensure we don’t miss out on an excellent opportunity? The aforementioned remark is one that human […]

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by Evelyn Couch If you are one of my readers who tell me you always read my columns, don’t blame the Free Press for their absence last week. This computer told me to send later and I did not manage to find them to send. It has happened again this week. Bob said it was my fault, […]

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by Evelyn Couch What else can I talk about? We have discussed the weather, so these thoughts sent to me by my friend make a good subject. Hugs are healthy. A hug can cure depression and it claims that it helps the immune system, reduces stress, and has no unpleasant side effects. I wonder about that because a couple […]

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by Sylene Argent More and more, I read what I interpret as divisiveness, whether it is an opposing, negative thought in the comment section on a social media site or listening in on someone else’s opinion. What I find curious is that we so easily allow ourselves to be divided with a ‘me, versus you, […]

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submitted by OFA by Rejean Pommainville, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture There’s an alarming trend in rural Ontario. Schools are closing down and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is very concerned about the impact these closures will have on our children, our families and our rural communities. Part of OFA’s role in our work […]

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by Evelyn Couch Words and expressions that we used years ago, are no longer heard. I have been reminded of them by my friend. We used to say “Heavens to Murgatroyd,” or “Heavens to Betsy.” I hope you will feel hunky-dory after you read this. You might sound like a broken record or be hung out to dry. In those […]

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