Opinion

Editor’s Message

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Nemo judex in causa sua is a Latin phrase that means, literally, "no-one is judge in his own cause." It is a principle of natural justice that no person can judge a case in which they have an interest.

Pet Talk

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The holiday season, or anytime is a time to show appreciation to our loved ones, both people and pets. Handmade toys and treats are a wonderful way to do so and allow owners to avoid busy stores during the pandemic, to ensure their gift is pet-safe, and to add a personalized DIY touch.

Library Lines ...

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A wintery, snowy decor has replaced Christmas decorations here at Rhoads Memorial Library. So, for the few people who will admonish us for leaving Christmas items out too long (and they will), prepare yourself to hear me say, "These are not Christmas decorations. They are snow people and snow-covered holly celebrating the winter season."

Pet Talk

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Today, dogs are fatter than ever. It’s now estimated that 45 percent of all U.S.

Library Lines ...

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With the new year of 2021 upon us, Christmas 2020 is but a memory. If you are one of the lucky persons who received a gift that requires aid from a technical support staff, here are pointers to make your encounters with them less frustrating:

The Best Part

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As many of you know, we have four kids. I am not saying all the days were roses and sunshine, but we have finally hit a place where we all love and respect each other. We are as healthy as many families want to be and some are hoping to be someday. We still have our warts and scars, but we are okay with that. As a result of this good place, we often have some pretty deep talks which always make me a little bit proud.

Unity in Community

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“And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloth and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7) The poor innkeeper gets such a bad rap in the retelling of the Christmas story.

Editor’s Message

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With 2021 just around the corner, many are looking back at 2020 a little shell shocked. The usual resolutions about losing weight, not procrastinating, visiting family more often are a distant memory that disappeared when Covid-19 hit and life suddenly changed and got much smaller and isolated.

Quote of the Week

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Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when your forced to..