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Home Place-, Home Place-Hagar - Small town holds big memories for family

I don’t know how to break it to the good folks of Dixie, but it has become clear I am firmly one of the family.

Home Place-Home Place - New models have folks hellbent for Leathermen

I am sorry. I was wrong. You were right. Consider this your belated anniversary gift.

Home Place-Column: Daughter's better half a good catch, perfect match

It’s almost Father’s Day and I’m giving a shout out to someone you don’t hear about nearly enough.

Home Place-Umapine? Doing fine

If you ask Wikipedia, Umapine, Ore., is a unincorporated community in Umatilla County, first established as a railroad stop for the Walla Walla Valley Railway in the early 1900s.

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Home Place-Ubiquitous beetles under columnist's skin

Today we are going to talk about a common enemy in the West: the boxelder bug, also known as elder bugs.

Home Place-Column: Dachshunds a hard habit to break

Someone took my dog home without my permission. I mean, not actually without my say-so, since presumably they haven’t an inkling their new dog is my heart’s desire.

Home Place-Home Place: To love in vein

There could be no denying it — my shower stall looked like Charlton Heston was parting the Red Sea at my house. Why else would the tile suddenly be bright red?

Home Place-Picture-perfect driver’s licenses could boost state’s bottom line

Words you were not expecting to read here: I’m a tweaker.

Home Place-Home Place - Pole position leads to first-place finish for fitness enthusiast

Every day this job is steak — meaty and filling work that sticks to my mental ribs. Sometimes, though, I get dessert, smack in the middle of the day.

Home Place-Home Place - Valley loses ambassador from heaven

Fergn (that “g” is silent) left our community on Feb. 17, less than a month before her 94th birthday. When I saw her obituary in this newspaper, I loosed an involuntary moan and my nose began running as I tried to barricade the instant tears.

Health & Fitness-, Home Place-Hagar - Research revises previous views on carbs and diabetes

An article published at CBS News and other places quoted a study published in the December issue of the journal Diabetes that said high blood sugar may slow brain growth in children with T1D — type 1 diabetes.

Home Place-Column: Household reluctantly goes on pantry diet

If you were to poll my family at this moment, they would tell you they’re hungry.

Home Place-Hagar: Hey, teacher — leave the kids alone!

It’s taken me a few weeks to recognize why I’m so very mad. Aside from the obvious, I mean.

Local-, Home Place-Navigating holiday traditions in 2nd marriage a tricky waltz

I’m becoming something of an expert on second marriages. On my second marriage, anyway.

Home Place-Column: Family says goodbye to best friend

I carry this little florist card with me lately, tucked into my pocket like a talisman against the stupid tears.

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