Friday, 30 April 2010


Always do right -
this will gratify some people
and astonish the rest.
- Mark Twain

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Forget thinking outside the box
– you’re not in a box!
- Larry Winget

Monday, 26 April 2010


There is no scarcity of opportunity
to make a living at what you love.
There’s only a scarcity of resolve
to make it happen.
- Wayne Dyer

Friday, 23 April 2010


Leave every situation better than you found it.
– unknown

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


Do what you said you would do,
when you said you would do it,
the way you said you would do it.
– Larry Winget

Monday, 19 April 2010

To Get Done

Have a To-Get-Done list.
It's more important
to get things done than to do things.
- unknown

Friday, 16 April 2010

April 16, 2010 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

A unique new fashion trend has been unveiled just in time for spring and has been sweeping across our region at a rapid rate.

It matters not your age, gender, body shape, or even income, this trend is available to all without restriction.

What is this great fashion trend of which I speak? It is the wind-blown look!

No need to purchase a whole new wardrobe or visit the beauty salon. Just walk outside and let Mother Nature herself give you a FREE personalized makeover custom designed just for you. What a fabulous deal!

While you may think such an equal-opportunity trend would lead to a uninspiring sameness, that is not the case as each person will retain their own unique style, and
sport a completely new look daily.

Personally, I’m waiting for the drenched look to come back into fashion! :)


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Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Education is not an expense;
it is an investment.
- Larry Winget

Monday, 12 April 2010


If you want to achieve the impossible,
you can't miss a day.
It's the daily discipline, the daily work
that makes achieving things possible.
- Larry Winget

Friday, 9 April 2010

A “no” uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater
than a “yes” merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


I will do today what other will not do,
so in the future I can do what others cannot do.
- Randy Gage

Monday, 5 April 2010


Carry a Heart that Never Hates.
Carry a Smile that Never Fades.
Carry a Touch that Never Hurts.
- unknown

Friday, 2 April 2010

April 2, 2010 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

Every year about this time, my car is usually sitting in a mini-lake created by the melting snow. If there is a lot of snow to melt, then there is a matching mini-lake across the street and we speculate as to whether or not they will meet in the middle of the laneway.

This year is different. This year we had a few days with a large puddle and then nothing. The ground across the street is hardly damp.

That is a sign that the ground is very, very dry. So dry in fact, that hopefully the water we did have - it seemed like we got lots of snow in December - all got sucked into the ground and didn’t all evaporate.

We have had too many years of late with little moisture falling to replenish the depleted moisture levels in the ground. Sloughs have dried up that seemed to be in existence forever.

These dry conditions affect not only the wildlife and domestic animals, but all of us too, whether we are farmers or not.

Unfortunately, the situation is also compounded by the winds that we are experiencing. Valuable moisture that we need in the land is whisked away by days of wind. As more and more windbreaks are being cleared out, wind conditions, and the dryness, will get worse.

I am crossing my fingers and hoping that the old wife's tale of moisture 90 days after a fog is true. With the many foggy days the end of February and beginning of March we should be in for a real soaking this spring! And we need all the rain we can get!


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