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Driving resolutions

As the New Year starts, I’ve been thinking about driving. I’ve been contemplating that I need to resolve to watch my speed better and to improve my driving manners.Many of you have heard that the Utah Highway Patrol has decided that they’re going to crack down on speeding. It’s kind of ...

Merry maybe white Christmas!

As I write this, it appears that there is a little bit of a chance to have a dusting of snow for our Sanpete Christmas. Of course, things might change between this writing and Christmas Day. It’s possible that we’ll get warm weather, which would change the whole forecast. Pigs may fly ...

Christmas anxiety

Some of you people out there are all ready for Christmas and are just waiting for Tuesday night and Wednesday. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day hold no fear for you.You’ve done all of your shopping. You’ve done all of your baking. You’ve done all of your mailing and delivering. You people ...

The worth of a banana

Jim, my father in law, in his later years, had a number of routines in his life. That’s not unusual. We all have our own ways of living life and we develop habits and patterns.For Jim, when it was time to buy bananas, this is what he would often do. He would drive from his retirement home in ...

Musings as December arrives

December… 2019… has arrived! I, for one, am having a hard time with the last month of the year being in my face, right now! Once again, it seems like I just put Christmas decorations away, and now it’s time to drag them out again. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was shoveling snow, ...

Sanpete Pantry appreciates donors

<strong>Dear Editor</strong>:The Sanpete Pantry appreciates the following generous donors:Fenton Family Foundation, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah Food Bank, Franz, Community Action, Gunnison City Council, Cricut, C&B Consulting, ...

Trying gratitude daily

There are people and groups who recommend the practice of keeping “gratitude journals.” I hear it mentioned at church occasionally. I hear people say that it’s been therapeutic in their lives to write down things that they are thankful for.Addiction recovery programs sometimes encourage ...

A spit in the ocean?

Every so often I’ll take a look at the World Population Clock on the internet. I did it again just now. When I looked at this writing, the current world population is 7,744,916,927 and counting.The sign on some McDonald’s restaurants which reads “Billions and Billions served” doesn’t ...

Sanpete Pantry doors to stay open!

<strong>Dear Editor:</strong>There is only good news at the Sanpete Pantry. The anticipated closure of Sanpete Pantry on Nov. 1 created quite a response in the community. People of all walks contacted us to see how they can help: volunteers, donations, and other ...

Reader says two Mt. Pleasant Councilmen should step down

<strong>Dear Editor:</strong>Mt. Pleasant has spoken, the numbers are in. We the people want change. My remarks are in no way reflecting my feelings about these people, their duties, obligations and responsibilities outside Council.I am reminded of an old Groucho ...