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Looking Backward 6.30.2016

25 Years Ago July 4, 1991 The Ava R-I Board of Educa-tion voted last Thursday night to make kindergarten a half-day pro-gram in a cost-saving effort that trimmed almost $100,000 off the 1991-92 budget. Other cuts ap­proved by the board ...

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What About This…? 6.30.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano The other day I heard that in all of 2015 there were only 12 (yes, twelve) re­ported cases of polio in the entire world; all, I think, in Pakistan and India. With such a relatively small ...

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What About This…? 6.16.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano I got a new credit card the other day. Rosalie was against it but I was seduced by the promise to give me a $100 cash bonus if I charged $500 during the next 90 days.  ...

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What About This…? 6.9.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano Did you hear about the Beef Checkoff?  Not the one we already have that takes a dollar for every head of cattle we sell, but the new one from the state of Missouri that wants to ...

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What About This…? 6.2.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano What is all this noise about orchids?  Good looking?  Sure, but how much arrogance is involved?  How much of the desirability of orchids is all about how expensive they are?  Must be wonderful if they cost ...

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What About This…? 5.26.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano You could call me a motorcycle freak.  I have never been in the motorcycle business but as an over-indulgent enthusiast I once owned nine motorcycles at the same time.  I still own three.  So when a ...

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What About This…? 5.19.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano Hulk Hogan was awarded a gazillion dollars in court the other day for damage done to him when some…ah, unfortunate (?) images of him were transmitted via the Inter­net. Hogan maintained that his privacy had been ...

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What About This…? 5.12.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano Once again, the gals playing varsity basketball for the Greatest Public University On the Face of the Earth has won the National Championship! My brother, Jim, is a real b-ball nut. He follows college ball as ...

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What About This…? 5.5.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano The loss of the DoCo Recycling Center was very unfortunate but understandable. They say that funds earmarked for the very important goals of DoCo were being spent to keep the recycling center operating in Douglas County, ...

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What About This…? 4.28.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano The Douglas County Republican Committee Provided on 3/4s of an entire page in the March 31, 2016 edition of the Douglas County Herald, a printed forum of school board candidates responses to six exceptionally well-chosen questions ...

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