Monthly Archive: July 2013

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Jul 24 2013

America, land of the free and home of the blessed!

Happy Birthday, America. God has truly showered His grace upon you as a nation. Many people today take delight in attacking America. Many people castigate the U.S. regularly, spewing hate-filled epithets about our nation. The problem is, the leading America-haters are American citizens. We have so much to be thankful for, yet so many of …

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Jul 24 2013

NAACP Freedom Gala looms, tickets available

The Longview Gregg County Unit of the NAACP will host its “Pulling Together: The Time is Now” Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Faith Center at First United Methodist Church in downtown Longview. To culminate a year of community service and social justice activism, unit officers and members, as …

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Jul 24 2013

America needs a July 4th Seder

Perhaps the major reason Jews have been able to keep their national identity alive for 3,000 years, the last 2,000 of which were nearly all spent dispersed among other nations, is ritual. No national or cultural identity can survive without ritual, even if the group remains in its own country. Americans knew this until the …

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Jul 24 2013

Dogging it for the 4th

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Dale Lessenberry Longview Cable market place coordinator bragged on Michael Santellano, a coworker and contestant at the City of Longview July the 4th Media Hot Dog Eating contest. “He is pre-qualified,” Lessenberry said. “He ate 10 hot dogs in 24 minutes and 14 seconds.” However, Richard Yeakley of Longview News Journal demolished Santellano’s qualifications when …

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Jul 24 2013

Lone Star State: Tax breaks for job hunters

Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses on your federal income tax return. …

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Jul 24 2013

Wellness Pointe awarded: Project Linus distributes blankets to mothers

Wellness Pointe’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program was recently awarded 50 blankets from Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. The award request was spearheaded by Wellness Pointe employee Carole McKinney, who has received assistance from Project Linus in the past. “I learned of Project Linus while my …

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Jul 24 2013

Eat real: Too many diets are about hype, not health.

Is it just my friends, or is nearly everyone on an absurd diet these days? One friend says she’s on a “primal” diet. She’s trying to eat like cavemen and will devour wild game when she can get it. Another goes on a month-long “detox” fast each year. Somehow, he survives on nothing but lemonade …

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