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Family business meetings – Make a schedule, stick to it, be open

Thursday, March 10, 2005

It is no secret that managing a family business has its ups and downs.
Some family members may not have a desire to be involved in the business, while others want to understand and manage the business, but have never been given the opportunity to participate in making decisions.

Three Cheers For The Coach

Thursday, March 10, 2005

A park pavilion covered the closest dry haven for the leggy teens who intermittently showed for practice.

Celebrating everyday heroes

Thursday, March 3, 2005

The man who painted eloquent pictures of everyday heroes may have been surprised to know that he became one of mine.

A mom in sickness and in health

Thursday, March 3, 2005

“(Michael) Jackson taken to hospital with flu; jury selection delayed a week” – Associated Press, Feb.

Grab attention: Show me the numbers

Thursday, March 3, 2005

The trick in getting farmers to read farm magazines, a long-time editor of mine repeatedly admonished, is to put numbers in the headline, the lead and every paragraph thereafter.

All in the name of economic gain

Thursday, March 3, 2005

No two words chill a landowner’s soul like the words “eminent domain.”
The concept of eminent domain is the right of a government to take private property for public use, like a road.

New Look

Thursday, March 3, 2005

We think it’s time for a change, and after months of consideration, planning, and reviewing trial layouts created by graphic artist Karen Johnson, we’ve come up with a new look.

A good defense is the best offense

Thursday, March 3, 2005

Lately I have been working with the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency to formulate plans for dealing with animal disease outbreaks such as foot-and-mouth disease and other natural or man-made threats to agriculture.

Where is ag on Bush’s priorities?

Thursday, February 24, 2005

One day recently, the morning TV news carried two headlines that made me stop in my tracks.
Condoleeza Rice was appealing for several billion dollars in aid to be sent to Tunisia, and about quadruple that billion dollar amount to be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The not-so princess diaries

Thursday, February 24, 2005

In the beginning, when it came to parenting a daughter, I wasn’t exactly in the pink.
Sure, I had been a girlie-girl as a child.

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