Rest In Peace, Deputy Gentry

I just came back into the office after watching the procession go by carrying Deputy William Gentry back into Highlands County. One of the things that makes working in a community like this fulfilling is the almost universal outpouring of mourning when we lose one of our own. I didn’t know William Gentry, but I’m…

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Nice To Be Back

Well, after a day in the digital darkness, it looks like our website’s back online! Funny how fast we got "hooked" on internet connectivity. Like anywhere, we lose service for a few minutes every once in a while – even if I’m not online myself at the moment, I can tell because SOMEBODY comes staggering…

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Ko-ko-Kokomo!

One of my favorite parties of the year is April 21, at Sun N Lake – the annual Kokomo bash from the Ridge Area ARC. 6 to 10 pm, great food, soda, beer, Margaritas and fun, with California Toe Jam providing the music. I’d show up just to annoy Harry and the band, but when…

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There Ain’t No Free Lunch

I have to giggle a little bit over all the righteous outrage over Facebook using and (shudder) making MONEY off the junk we post and play with on the site. To hear some of the caterwauling from people who should know better – ahem, Steve Wosniak – you’d think people actually believe Facebook, Twitter and…

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Unload your Unloadables

With all the news about “mining” our personal information on Facebook, Twitter and what-have-you, it’s easy to forget that the most common way to have your financial life screwed up is still good, old-fashioned, low-tech dumpster diving. I suspect that happened to me a couple years ago when I suddenly “opened” an Amazon Visa card…

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Good Job, Nu-Hope!

Congratulations to the folks at Nu-Hope for another great golf outing today. It’s their 31st edition – Sandy Foster ran it for years when he was the head of the agency, and built it into one of the county’s half-dozen "big" golf events each year. Ingra Gardner and her team have held up the tradition…

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Hi!

Sooooo, the darned fools gave me a blog on the website! This is where I get to ruminate on the dumb stuff you might hear me do on the air, and an occasional rant or two that DOESN’T belong on the air but needs to be said. I did promise the boss I’d behave, but…

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Toe Jam!

Music In The Park is always cool – this week, it’s a big ‘un! California Toe Jam is playing Highlands Hammock for MITP this Saturday. Hide the Easter Eggs early, then head out and see Toe Jam at the Hammock. No truth to the rumor that Harry is planning on doing the entire show dressed…

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