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Dear Readers: As we prepare for another holiday season, all kinds of emotions and feelings rise to the surface for all of us — some of joy and excitement and some of disappointment or sadness. This is one of my favorite poems when it comes to feelings. I hope you enjoy it. more
Dear Heloise: I have long hair and have noticed how it has become the current fashion trend, so I thought I'd share this hint. I discovered that having long hair is nearly as bad as having a shaggy long-haired dog in the family! In the past, when I vacuumed the carpets, the roller got filled with innumerable, annoying, tightly wound strands of strong hair that had to be pulled out. more
Christmas was celebrated in the Cherokee Nation, but much differently than it is today with less commercialism and more focus on what Christmas is about.Red Clay State Historic Park Ranger 2 Logan … more
Dear Annie: My mom's husband molested my sister more than 25 years ago. I was a teenager at the time, and because I lived with my dad, I didn't know all that went on. I do know that the case went to court, thanks to my dad, who always stuck out his neck for us. (I'm glad I wasn't living with my mom, because who knows what would have happened to me; my dad has since died.) more
Dear Heloise: After adopting my rescue dog last year, I noticed when buying her cushioned beds, the washing instructions said to throw the whole bed into the washing machine! more
Children all around the world will have a happier Christmas as they receive shoeboxes filled with gifts from all across the country through Operation Christmas Child, with nearly 30,000 of them … more

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Dear Heloise: I read your column about gifts and wanted to share some ideas I've discovered. I will be 90 in November. I live independently, but no longer drive. While the suggestions so far were good, I've found that I don't need many "things" anymore. I much prefer gift cards. The hair salon is a big one, but grocery and retail stores are also welcome. more
Freeda Davis admits she doesn’t move around as well as she did in her younger years, and some normal activities are difficult for her. Now, with the help of Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland’s … more
Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for a couple of years; we each have children from previous relationships and no children together. Individually, we both make good incomes. He is in real estate, and I am a software programmer. more
Dear Annie: My husband and I have been together for nearly 30 years, but we have been growing apart over the past seven or eight, despite marriage counseling that didn't seem to help.  more
Bethany O’Bannon-Bowman, Randy O’Bannon and Terry O’Bannon, children of the late Dr. Robert O’Bannon, were recently hosted for guest lectures at Lee University and gave a significant … more
“What makes us different is what makes us most beautiful.”That is what "Koa’s Not So Silent Christmas" shows readers. The new book is written by a local woman who deals with differences every … more
Dear Heloise: Regarding gifts for Grandma, as a great grandmother, my favorite gifts are being taken some place … a zoo, a musical, a lunch, a museum or any place I wouldn't normally go to on my own. more
Dear Annie: On July 12, 2022, my son and his wife gave birth to identical twin boys. A week prior, my son said nobody could come to the hospital due to COVID-19.  more
Dear Heloise: I read your daily hints in the Lima News, and occasionally, people suggest cutting open toothpaste tubes to get every little bit out of the tube. That can be messy, and really is not necessary. When the toothpaste tube is near the end, all you need is something flat, like the back of a comb. Lay the tube of toothpaste down on a flat surface, take the comb, press down on the bottom of the tube and drag it to the top using pressure. This will push every last drop of the toothpaste out of the tube. more
Dear Annie: I was surprised at your response to the letter writer regarding the Rational Recovery book, offered as an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous. I am not an alcoholic myself, but I have adjacent relationships, including a dear departed uncle who met the love of his life at AA. I have no objection or ax to grind with AA. You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT that AA and its many offshoots have saved millions of lives. more
Hundreds of local residents were able to receive free dental, vision and medical services this past weekend as the Remote Area Medical Clinic visited Cleveland.The RAM Clinic was last in Cleveland in … more
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