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National Day of Service, Remembrance

Today has been proclaimed the National Day of Service and Remembrance, a culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. 

Random acts of kindness

In the midst of a chaotic world, random acts of kindness can make a big difference, whether it be holding the door open for someone or just simply saying please or thank you.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 11

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Walk For Hope

Do you know anyone who has cancer? I don’t know many families who have not been touched in some way by this awful disease. 

Heroes of character

Hero worship has long been a mainstay of the American culture, but who we worship and why has also been a subject of debate.

COMMUNITY VOICE: ‘Duck Dynasty’ — Lessons from the swamp

By Bill and Lynne Quackenbush

“Duck Dynasty,” a family based TV series, opened its fourth season recently and broke records while doing so.  About 12 million viewers watched the season premier, making it “…the most watched non-fiction series telecast in cable TV history.”  It should make you wonder ‘why’ and ‘how’ an extended family of self-admitted “Louisiana rednecks” that makes duck calls for a living could grab and hold the attention of millions of Americans each week.  

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 4

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Worth reading

Our friend Virginia Cumbey of South Boston recently received the following email, and after reading it, she said she couldn’t believe how conniving some folks can be. 

The butterfly chronicles

OK, I know, with so many important topics to comment on, why am I writing this column on butterfly migration?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Aug. 28

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