Opinion

Choosing words wisely

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Dear Annie: I was reading “Don’t Call Me ‘Dear’” and wanted to give you my two cents’ worth. I am a woman, 72 years old. If someone calls you “dear,” “sweetie” “sweetheart” or something like this, you should take it as a compliment. This applies whether the person doing the calling is a woman or a man, and it doesn’t matter if the person is a friend, relative or stranger; it would be a very nice comment. Life is too short to get upset with “little” things in the world. Just deal with it! — Gloria in Texas

Grow your own food 1 square foot at a time

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For years, I tried to grow a decent vegetable garden. It was the high cost of fresh produce — $3.50 for a few measly, wilted basil leaves; ditto for a pound of somewhat reddish tomatoes or mostly pink strawberries — that prompted me to try.

Pat Zeigler awarded for skill, care

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From our CHRISTUS Sulphur Springs Ministry to you, have a safe and Happy Independence Day! In honor of the holiday, all CHRISTUS Trinity Clinics will be closed on Friday, July 3.

Teams take 1st place in golf tourney

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We had a great time spending the day outside at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce 31st annual Golf Tournament. The Catacon team of Jarred Pickett, Tanner Ragan, Chuck Vititow, Cade Stone, Daniel Roper and Robbie Russell took home the first-place net trophy. The Interstate Body Shop team of Chuck Sickles, Kelly Hair, Haden Sickles, Kason Sickles, Kip Childress and Michelle Blackmon won first place low gross. As usual, Sulphur Springs Country Club was a wonderful hosting venue that always strives to do their best job for us. Thanks again to all who sponsored, provided goody bag items and played in the tournament. We had a great day!

June is National Men’s Health Month

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What better time for men than now to schedule annual screenings such as a physical exam with your PCP, blood test and urinalysis, colorectal health, prostate, bone, and heart health. Whether you need to see a family practice provider or a specialist, we have you covered! Call us today to schedule these important screening exams at 903-885-3181.

Unwanted clutter

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Dear Annie: My parents and my inlaws have a habit of cleaning out their houses by bringing their unwanted things to my house. When we first moved in together, my husband and I thought they were trying to help by giving us things so we wouldn’t need to buy them, but it’s been over a decade, and it continues.