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There is an old adage among woodworkers that serves as a timesaver: measure twice, cut once. It has also been suggested that measuring once will result in cutting twice! Are you a measurer or an estimator?

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This past week as I wrote this column, the date Sept. 15th flashed at me from the bottom-right corner of my computer screen. This prompted me to remember we are entering into an anniversary period here in Douglas County and the surrounding area — a seventh anniversary of the devastating 2009 flood.

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The Oreo cookie was introduced in 1912. No changes were made at all until 1975 when Nabisco introduced a new Oreo cookie — Double Stuff. Do you understand what that means? First of all, the original cookie stood on its own for 63 years!

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I was scrolling through some 1874 newspapers from various locations the other night. I might scroll through two to three hundred stories at a time with only one or two that intrigue me enough to investigate further, but the words “murdered by zebra” and “Campbell County” stopped me in my tracks.

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USA’s Brian Shaw is the reigning world champion, hoping to achieve back-to-back titles and his fourth career victory. His sport is the World’s Strongest Man competition, an international circuit league that continues throughout the year. While the sport does involve strategy, technique, and …