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A push through the door became a love of libraries

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The Zumbrota Carnegie Library built in 1908.

YUCAIPA, CA – When I was about 9 or 10 in the late 1950s, my mother started taking me every Saturday morning to Zumbrota’s (Minn) Carnegie Library. Actually, she forced me to go. I hated that old library. And I hated reading.

But my mother insisted that her eldest son, who failed second grade because he fell way behind in reading, was going to become – at the very least – a passable reader.

So off to the library we would trudge on Saturdays.

I had a choice, either I could choose a book to read during the coming week, or she would do it for me.

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Follow wealthy folks example and live simpler

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

YUCAIPA, CA – Michelle Singletary’s story, “Quit Pretending To Be Rich,” is well worth the read and good advice for most of us to follow.

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Working Out With Your Wife

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Senior Fitness Association author Jim Evans is a 41-year veteran of the health-fitness industry and an internationally recognized senior fitness consultant. Today Jim offers a discouraged would-be exerciser some sound motivational advice.

DEAR JIM: My wife has been bugging me to get in shape for years – I’m 67 – and, while I’ve tried to follow your exercise advice, I have a terrible time staying motivated. I’ve tried just about everything without success, and I’m really disappointed in myself. Do you have anything new or different I can try to get back on track and stay on track? BUGGED IN BELOIT … Continue Reading

Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod hosts enterprise zone workshop

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Businessowners: This free workshop will help local businesses to use the enterprise zone program to save money and jobs

WHAT: Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod, 32nd Senate District, in partnership with the San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone, will host a workshop to assist local business owners about the enterprise zone program.

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So You Think You Can Jump Rope?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Physical Education teacher, Lynn Kelley founded the Kings Firecrackers 13 years ago. The video of their jump rope performance at the Army vs. Navy game in February has ignited tremendous national interest.

Trust me, you’ve got to watch this. Amazing …Click To Play Video

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Girding for an uphill battle for recruits

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Obesity, poor education make many younger people unfit for military
By Christian Davenport and Emma Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer

It’s tough enough selling military service to teenagers who might not be so keen on getting their heads shaved or buy the whole “we do more by 9 a.m.” line. And the fact that enlisting today could very well mean a visit to the front lines doesn’t help, either. Click to continue

Help low income school children

Thursday, September 10th, 2009


School Tools Supply Drives Benefit Local Low-Income School Children

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – The Inland Empire United Way (IEUW) KidSmart’s School Tools program provides new school supplies to benefit local low-income school children. More than half of the students in local public schools are enrolled in the federal free and reduced meal programs.

If these kids can’t afford lunch, it is unlikely they can afford school supplies, so Inland Empire United Way encourages local businesses, service clubs or other groups to host a School Tools supply drive.

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Helpful Spanish language website

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

I found this Spanish language learning website. If you or your children are studying Spanish, then give this site a visit. It’s free.

123 Teach Me website