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The 501 by Hannaba Munn Welch

Slash those adverbs? Are you a Stephen King fan? I am. Not that I’ve ever read any of his novels. My fascination with horror stuff peaked during adolescence. My friends and I faithfully watched “Shock Theater” on local TV (and even formed our own Shock Theater Fan Club) and saw all the Vincent Price movies.…

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Opinion: Walter Williams

Correct Diagnostics Needed You present to a physician with severe abdominal pain. He examines you and concludes that your ingrown toenails are the cause of your abdominal distress. He prescribes that you soak your feet in warm water but that does not bring relief to your abdominal pain. Then he suggests that you apply antibiotics…

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Local Medical Update on COVID-19

By Vince DiFranco CEO, W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital— The novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, has disrupted almost all of 2020 and will continue to make an impact well into 2021. At W.J.  Mangold Memorial Hospital and the Cogdell Clinics in Lockney and Silverton, we have continued to adjust and adapt our methods and policies…

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The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

Farm hikers are different breed(s) Take a hike. If I were going to turn the farm into a tourist attraction, Take a Hike is the name I’d choose. Hiking is in. It’s pandemically acceptable, to boot. (Yes, “pandemically” is a word. I checked. I just misused it.) Our farm happens to have a network of…

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Opinion: Walter E. Williams

Discrimination and Prejudice Some of the confusion in thinking about matters of race stems from the ambiguity in the terms that we use. I am going to take a stab at suggesting operational definitions for a couple terms in our discussion of race. Good analytical thinking requires that we do not confuse one behavioral phenomenon…

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