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What Happened to Rocky Top at Football Games

October 9, 2013

I cant take it anymore I have to say something because the school is getting ridiculous! We as parents have listened to PHS play the Rocky Top at football games for awhile and now I am told that because MR Condon decided the song was no appropriate because of lyrics talking about a girl...
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KANZIUS CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH reCAP MASON JARS

October 2, 2013

10/03/13 Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation announces that reCap Mason Jars plans to donate a portion of sales to support the research of the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment. Beginning Tuesday, October 1st, in the spirit of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, five percent of all pink lid purchases will be donated to the continuation...
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Subject: Centennial park

September 29, 2013

  My friend and I were going through the park today. We glanced over at the pool and noticed that it really needs a good paint job. We thought it would be really cool to have a giant blueberry painted at the bottom. At the very least it does need a fresh coat of...
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I Am Crazy! Are you?

September 19, 2013

  I love a good movie!  Recently, I had the opportunity to see “Jobs,” the new release about Apple founder and technology guru, Steve Jobs. As is the case with many Hollywood productions, truth is intertwined with fiction to create a meaningful experience.  However, verbatim quotes from Mr. Jobs are inevitably authentic and often...
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Senate Update from Senator Randy Head

September 4, 2013
Senate Update from Senator Randy Head

  Fighting Rx Drug Abuse Prescription drug abuse plagues our state and nation as a whole, and the statistics are shocking.  718 Hoosiers died from accidental drug overdoses in 2011. One in five Indiana teens has admitted to abusing prescription medication. More people abuse prescription drugs than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined. In...
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A Thank-You from the Plymouth Public Library

July 28, 2013

  The Plymouth Public Library Summer Reading Program, DIG INTO READINGwas very successful due to the generosity of our local businesses, organizations, and friends.  A sincere thank you goes to the Friends of the Library for funding the fabulous entertainment, reading prizes, and special programs that were enjoyed throughout the reading program.  We are...
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Donnelly-Collins WSJ Op-Ed: Definition of Full-Time Needs Revising

July 19, 2013

07/19/13 In Lafayette, Ind., a school district cut the hours of 200 support staff to no more than 29 per week. In Bangor, Maine, the school system is preparing to track and cap the number of hours worked by substitute teachers to ensure that they don’t work more than 29 hours a week. Elsewhere,...
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Strawberry Upside Down Cake

July 17, 2013

  2 Cups fresh crushed strawberries 1 (6oz) Pkg Strawberry Jello 3 Cups miniature marshmallows 1 Pkg yellow cake mix, prepared   Preheat oven to 350 Spread crushed strawberries on bottom of 9×13 pan. Evenly sprinkle dry Jello powder over berries and top with mini marshmallows. Pour prepared cake mix over marshmallows and bake...
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Fear of the Unknown

June 11, 2013
Fear of the Unknown

  06/12/13 Last month, Angelina Jolie shocked the world with a New York Times piece regarding her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. For women whose mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and even fathers and grandfathers, have been diagnosed with breast cancer, there is the immediate concern for their loved one. But once the initial...
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Try Prayer! MAKING WAVES OpEd for May 2013

May 8, 2013

  05/09/13 Reflecting back over the past couple of weeks on the tragic events in Boston and the deadly explosion in Texas, the strength and kindness of humanity showed resilience that I don’t think the U.S. has seen since the aftermath of September 11th. Millions of people came together across the country, showing their...
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