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Sanders: Loco What?

October 19, 2018 — As any woman knows, someone, somewhere else dictates what clothing choices are available in stores for any given season. Never mind that the fabrics being currently used are uncomfortable and hot for summer, and sleezy looking at any time of year. Unless you are a

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Sanders: Old becomes new

October 16, 2018 — For those of a certain age this glossary may help bring you into the current day. What is amusing is these are new terms for old actions, though today's younger generation may think they have invented something other than a new name. And they would

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Sanders: My grandpa Moses

October 5, 2018 — We have always known that my paternal grandfather, Lyston Wyatt, was adopted. Of course that made us curious who his birth parents were, their lineage and such. With the advent of old newspaper searches online, I tried that angle to no avail. Part of the

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Sanders: Build Dakota

September 28, 2018 — So much has been said about the tremendous debts incurred by students for their college education. I'm not sure I would want to hire a lawyer who decided she had to go to Harvard and went $200,000 or $300,000 into debt so she could graduate

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Sanders: Diversification

September 21, 2018 — Entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, including rural areas. Paula Vogelsang, who lives on a farm and ranch at the edge of the Badlands of South Dakota, is a master of diversification. In 1993, she pursued her idea of publishing a small newspaper giving

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Sanders: Prairie thoughts

August 31, 2018 — What is it about living in the prairie that both pleases and repels? After all, we are part of the prairie; we don't live on it, we live in it. We — the six generation of my family continuously residing within the borders of the

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Sanders: Lucky dogs

August 24, 2018 — What is a home without a dog? In a word, quiet. My dogs have always been collies. My favorite dog was a standard rough collie. He was mostly black, not blonde like Lassie. When we got him, he was named sight unseen by our young,

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Sanders: Ranch woman image

August 17, 2018 — Want milk, steak, bread, vegetables? Just go to the nearest market and there one can browse and choose one's favorite edibles. Agriculturists have lately begun campaigns to educate the non-country populace as to how food actually happens. Along those lines, here's my contribution in verse

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Sanders: Tips and ideas

August 17, 2018 — I like to take iced tea along when I go places. Since it is home-brewed it is preferable to have it in a glass, but they spill. I took a Tupperware glass that has a lid, poked a straw-sized hole in the lid and there

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Sanders: Smooth servers

August 13, 2018 — Sometimes when we least expect it, we get "schooled." One of my early lessons in France was when I ordered in a restaurant. As I think we all do I said, "I want the ham plate." The server looked me seriously in the eye, moved

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Sanders: Science or politics

August 3, 2018 — When do you believe science or perhaps the question should be which scientists do you believe? There are a vast number of strong scientists who do not adhere to the global warming claims; they say weather is cyclical and that is why in the 1970s

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Sanders: 4-H judging

July 13, 2018 — Long after my 4-H days were over I judged demonstration days, special foods contests, dress revues and a myriad of project areas. Armed with degrees in home economics and French, the home ec came in handy while judging. Home ec is now called family and

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Sanders: Writers of the West

July 6, 2018 — Western Writers of America is a misnomer these days since there are members around the world, yet the word "writers" encompasses writers of books, magazine articles, movie scripts, songs and poetry. WWA recently held the annual convention, this time in Billings, Mont. I enjoyed the

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Sanders: The grand things in life

June 29, 2018 — You have heard, "We should have had the grandchildren first." Although impossible to do, it is true. And here is why. When your own children are growing up and doing fun (or naughty) things, you are so busy with life, you don't really have time

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Sanders: Generations

June 22, 2018 — Naming generations seems to be a past time of historians. Perhaps the most known is "The Greatest Generation," a name coined by Tom Brokaw in his book of the same name. The years from 1901 through 1924 were the ones that produced the fighters of

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Sanders: Speak English

June 8, 2018 — How do babies learn to speak their mother tongue? They are immersed in the language, of course. I am constantly reminded of this as our grand-girls have begun to put words together. Knowing the language helps them develop, fit in and become good citizens. If

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Sanders: Appreciating neighbors

June 1, 2018 — How has your area landscape changed over the past few years? Is your neighborhood filling in or thinning out? After years of declining population, we are growing again. Our rural area has had the good fortune to have several young people and their expanding families

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Sanders: Personal Politics

May 25, 2018 — My observations on certain political candidates have nothing to do with endorsing or pitting one candidate against another, they are what I have seen for myself. No one works harder at campaigning than Dusty Johnson. Just like the other candidates for various offices, he was

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Sanders: The miracle of rain

May 18, 2018 — We have had a little rain this week, enough to wake things up and create mud in the yard. Rainwater is the best source for vegetation as it is 100 percent soft water. That is all it is. Falling from the sky, it has no

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Sanders: Realities of Small Businesses

May 11, 2018 — People who have always worked for someone else have a distorted perception of what it is like to own a business. They may see customers writing checks for large amounts and assume the owner is making a great profit. A wage earner who has never

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