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Today's Features

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    How can a person know if they’ve had a stroke? My 70-year-old husband had a spell a few weeks ago where he suddenly felt dizzy for no apparent reason and had trouble talking and walking because his left side went numb, but it went away after a few minutes and he feels fine now.
    Seem Fine

    Dear Seems,
    It’s very possible that your husband may have had a “mini-stroke” also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), and if he hasn’t already done so, he needs to see a doctor pronto.

  • If you’re thinking, “My partner doesn’t measure up.” I ask, “Measure up to what?”
    What are the criteria you have used to determine that he/she is seen as sub-par? And are you considering whether this relationship is living up to what you expected when it began?

  • One good deed can spur another and another and another.

  • June 1 is the official cutoff that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.

  • I saw on the news where the U.S. Supreme Court was going to rule on the Obama health care plan and they were going to study it and see if it was unconstitutional. The way I understand it is that if they rule it is constitutional, we will be made to buy it, regardless of whether we want it or not. I have heard some say “there is no way they can make us buy something we don’t want; you know that is not right.”

  • Do you ever feel like the wind in your sails is just gone?  Like the pep in your step has disappeared?  Like you can just barely make it through the next minute without collapsing?

  • Youth gathered at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service on March 31 for the Kids in the Kitchen class. The class was offered as part of the Sharing OurSelves courses, and offered youngsters the opportunity to get into the kitchen and try out their culinary skills.

  • 50 years ago
    April 5, 1962

    Recommendations
    Upon inspection of the courthouse and other property the grand jury recommended that:
    1. A wash basin be installed in the jail.
    2. That two additional lights be installed in the jail.
    3. The interior of the courthouse and jail be painted.
    4. That a reputable electrician be employed to inspect the wiring in the courthouse and same be repaired if necessary.
    5. The foundation of the courthouse be inspected and repaired if needed.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about life settlements? I have a life insurance policy that I really don’t need any longer and I’ve heard that selling it can produce a nice payout.  
    Interested In Selling

    Dear Interested,
    If you don’t need your life insurance policy any longer, are having a difficult time keeping up with the premium payments or could just use the money, a life settlement is definitely an option worth considering.

    How it works

  • What? I’m expected to be the “best parent” without a manual to learn from? When I buy anything other than groceries or clothes, there is always a manual or an instructional book provided to help learn how this thing should work, and what to do when it doesn’t.
    But, I’m expected to raise this “thing,” or “child,” to make it sound human, and be able to do it with little to no previous experience.