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2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Failure to clean the dryer is the leading cause of home clothes … more
To help achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you should save and invest regularly. But that’s only part of the picture. You also need to protect your financial assets in … more
As Thanksgiving approaches, you might be surprised, as I was, that a Biblical scholar thinks that no Hebrew verb in the Old Testament means what we think of as “to thank”. His view gives a … more
"Steel Magnolias" was a 1989 comedy-drama film release depicting the bond a group of women shared in a small town Southern community. In Kilgore and Longview there is a circle of friends that remind … more
Once every few decades, East Texas experiences a brief taste of early autumn weather. All East Texans know, though, that these few crisp days are simply a prank by Mother Nature, who’s hiding … more
If you could accomplish all your financial goals just by putting your paycheck into the bank every couple of weeks, you wouldn’t need the services of a financial advisor. But life isn’t that … more
For many pet owners, the thought of their furry friend losing a limb can be scary or sad. However, pets with certain conditions, such as bone cancer, can benefit from amputating a limb. In fact, in … more
James Montgomery’s popular Christmas hymn “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (Lutheran Service Book 367) calls not only such angels but also abiding shepherds, contemplating sages, bending … more
A person who repairs and makes shoes and boots is called a cobbler simply because they knew how to “cobble” pieces of leather together to fashion shoes. The profession was highly respected during … more
When I was a kid, I had a pony. I don’t mention that a lot. People get the wrong impression: pampered rich girl prancing around a snooty stable on an English saddle. Not even close. My … more
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