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Michelle Mann

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Gratitude is good for you

In everything, give thanks.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Some people think, “turkey.” Some people think, “football.” Some people think, “the official start of the Christmas season.”

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Wednesday 10/31/2018
Your chance to make a difference Nov. 6
Updated: November 01, 2018 - 10:51 am

The best time to remind people to vote seems to be the day after an election.

That’s when “Are you kidding me?” is the reaction of many people when they see the election results from the night before.

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Tuesday 10/09/2018
Journalism matters, now more than ever
Posted: October 09, 2018

“Dynamic” was the word marked out with a red pencil.

I remember it well because it was the first real-world, boots-on-the-ground newspaper article I wrote— and there was my pride and joy with a big red slash through the word “dynamic.”

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Tuesday 09/18/2018
City Cemetery belongs to us all
Updated: September 23, 2018 - 2:19 pm

As soon as I saw him standing in our office I knew exactly what Dean Crosby had on his mind.

“Here I am again asking for help,” he said.

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Tuesday 08/28/2018
Pray without ceasing for our schools
Updated: August 30, 2018 - 11:40 am

He introduced himself to me with a smile, calling himself a “retiring pastor.” Said he will be 84 years old next month. He was at Dauphin Junior High School to pray, he said. He remembers when praying in Enterprise City Schools was more than a once a year “Prayer Walk.”

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Tuesday 08/07/2018
A meeting by any other name . . .
Updated: August 08, 2018 - 12:24 pm

To say that the people watching the Dale County Commission unanimously pass a resolution realigning the duties of the chairman—with absolutely no prior public discussion at all and at the same meeting during which it was first introduced—were left shaking their heads is the truth.

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Tuesday 07/17/2018
They’re listening, let’s talk
Posted: July 17, 2018

“Notice is hereby given that the mayor and city council of the city of Enterprise will host a public meeting at the Enterprise Farmers Market, 525 North Main Street, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons regarding the city of Enterprise’s recycling program, its status and future.”

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Tuesday 06/26/2018
Think to rethink recycling
Updated: July 03, 2018 - 1:35 pm

Once upon a time recycling was thought of as a way to save the planet.

The thought was that if each citizen would take responsibility for reprocessing their own discarded items, the collective good could be hugely impactful on the environment.

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Tuesday 06/05/2018
Ballots stronger than bullets
Updated: June 06, 2018 - 9:28 am

The best time to remind people to vote seems to be the day after an election.

That is the day when “Are you kidding me?” is the reaction many people wake up with when they see the election results from the night before.

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Tuesday 05/22/2018
Sometimes we need a reminder
Posted: May 22, 2018

The life lessons learned growing up in a family living in countries not my own could fill a book.

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Tuesday 05/08/2018
Running in while others run out
Updated: May 09, 2018 - 10:42 am

Sometimes there are just no words.

That is exactly what I think every single time I watch firefighters do what they do. Every. Single. Time.

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Tuesday 04/24/2018
We should ‘pray without ceasing’
Posted: April 24, 2018

“Pray without ceasing,” was the advice I was given when my youngest son’s Arizona National Guard unit was activated and deployed to Iraq 17 years ago.

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Tuesday 04/10/2018
Changing lives one child at a time
Updated: April 10, 2018 - 5:42 pm

We walked up the small flight of metal stairs not knowing exactly what to expect.

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Tuesday 03/27/2018
It’s more than a gun issue
Updated: March 28, 2018 - 10:10 am

Valentine’s Day 2018 will long be remembered.

Seventeen people were killed and 17 more wounded when a teenaged gunman carrying a semi automatic rifle entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14.

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Tuesday 03/13/2018
This little light of mine needs to shine
Posted: March 13, 2018

This week is National Sunshine Week.

The week, to be clear, has nothing to do with the weather.

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Tuesday 02/27/2018
Sometimes it’s all the news that fits
Posted: February 27, 2018

“All the news that’s fit to print.”

— Adolph S. Ochs, the owner of The New York Times, 1897

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