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Recent Stories by Peggy Sanders, Freelance Writer

The good stuff

February 22, 2019 — Rangeviews Peggy Sanders Oral, S.D. A typical wintertime job is sorting through paperwork. Now I am not a packrat but an archivist. Supposedly the difference is the archivist knows just where the certain paper is, even if it's in one of the piles on the

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More good deeds

February 15, 2019 — An odd thing about doing good deeds sometimes it's difficult to tell the stories. We are taught not to blow our own horns so the column lets those who have a good story tell it without seeming to brag. Three more have come to light.

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They Are Watching

February 8, 2019 — We are often told to watch what we say and do because children learn by listening and watching. Usually the caveat is because we might misbehave, but it also counts when we are just doing our day-to-day living. This brings me to a story. Last

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Take your child to work day

February 1, 2019 — Back in 1992, the MS. Foundation for Women in New York City, guided by Gloria Steinem, created, "Take your daughter to work day." Ten years later they included boys. Their website says the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program goes beyond "job shadowing"

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Awareness

January 25, 2019 — My husband has told all of our family members countless times, "Be aware of your surroundings." It is invaluable advice. For many the idea of personal safety seems part of the city experience. Watch out for muggers, car jackers and other drivers. We've all received

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Tale of the truck

January 18, 2019 — Back in 2004 when my book, "The Civilian Conservation Corps In and Around the Black Hills," came out, no one had any idea it would lead to a small but mighty museum in the Black Hills of South Dakota. After word got out about the

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Eye-opening

January 11, 2019 — U.S. Congressman Ken Buck, R-Colo., wrote "Drain the Swamp," a book that takes potshots at both parties and tells what really goes on with Washington. It is believable and disconcerting, to put it mildly. He uses terms like bipartisan bankruptcy as he takes readers into

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Small but mighty

January 3, 2019 — As we start a new year, here are a few more good deeds that have been brought to my attention. Years ago there was a childless couple who had gotten all arrangements made to adopt a baby boy. The final hitch in their plan was

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Helpers are everywhere

December 27, 2018 — I've been asking others to tell me about good deeds they have done for others or someone has done for them. Slowly I've heard from a few and I hope to gather more information, so if you have a story to tell, please contact me.

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The lighter side of Christmas

December 20, 2018 — According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they

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Good deeds

December 14, 2018 — Particularly around Christmas individuals become even more generous and open to helping others. In fact there is a quasi-bingo card going around the Internet that has good deeds to check off in the month before Christmas, yet for most people it's a year round thing.

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Sanders: Giving

November 30, 2018 — As we approach Christmas many people are filled with dread. Some perceive the gift giving as an enormous challenge and truly struggle with it. Sometimes the kids want gifts that are unaffordable, but more often the giver just has no idea what to bestow. Much

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Sanders: Foodie traditions

November 16, 2018 — As I put a roast into the oven this morning I knew I would later add potatoes and carrots. It caused me to wonder how we come up with our meal combinations. Most often it is because that is how we grew up, yet past

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Sanders: Training to serve

November 11, 2018 — Americans have big hearts and seem to find surprising ways to help others. Carol Drury of rural Sterling, Colo., has chosen puppy raising with Canine Companions for Independence as a way to give back. At the first mention of a service dog, most people think

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Sanders: Cow cuddling

November 5, 2018 — In agricultural circles there is the term "value added," which means you can gain more income from the product, besides the end point financial gain. In other words, after you shear your sheep, you spin the wool and sell it in skeins or you use

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Sanders: Exercise your right

November 5, 2018 — The only poll that matters is at the ballot box. Congress, in its wisdom, passed the "Do Not Call List," and as they frequently do with laws they pass — they excluded themselves. We are frequently receiving phone calls for candidate polling and it is

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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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