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It’s been several years since my friend and coworker, Julie Gillespie, passed on at age 31. Over the years, I’ve received numerous testimonies of how her eight-part series, chronicling her battle with cancer, has inspired and encouraged its readers. I’m confident that there are many others w…

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Veterans Day activities this past week prompted the Watchman staff to attend a few notable services in different areas of the county. The usual annual events were held to honor those men and women who sacrificed to ensure and preserve the liberties we all enjoy in America and, in particular for us, a freedom of speech and the press.

Among the touching ceremonies, we were privileged again to witness school students from around the county as they attended assemblies at their respective schools to learn about the service of local veterans (See the Wednesday, November 12 edition).

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Here are a few things I learned this week.

Some people just can’t dance, and it turns out it may be in the genes.

Fad diets promise the world, but science tells us that they rarely deliver in the long run and they can potentially make you gain more weight.

In stark contrast to the aforementioned, crash diets apparently are not as bad for weight loss as once thought.

Have you been found wanting on the green? Professionals say listening to jazz music can improve your putting.

It’s been several years since my friend and coworker, Julie Gillespie, passed on at age 31. Over the years, I’ve received numerous testimonies of how her eight-part series, chronicling her battle with cancer, has inspired and encouraged its readers. I’m confident that there are many others w…

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Veterans Day activities this past week prompted the Watchman staff to attend a few notable services in different areas of the county. The usual annual events were held to honor those men and women who sacrificed to ensure and preserve the liberties we all enjoy in America and, in particular for us, a freedom of speech and the press.

Among the touching ceremonies, we were privileged again to witness school students from around the county as they attended assemblies at their respective schools to learn about the service of local veterans (See the Wednesday, November 12 edition).

featured

Here are a few things I learned this week.

Some people just can’t dance, and it turns out it may be in the genes.

Fad diets promise the world, but science tells us that they rarely deliver in the long run and they can potentially make you gain more weight.

In stark contrast to the aforementioned, crash diets apparently are not as bad for weight loss as once thought.

Have you been found wanting on the green? Professionals say listening to jazz music can improve your putting.