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Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
Opinions
Look up, Americans, it's not as bad as you think (12/14/14)
We are one glum country. Trust in the federal government is at historic lows, according to Gallup. More than half of the respondents to an October Rasmussen poll think our best days are behind us. And just a few weeks ago, an NBC/Wall St. Journal poll found that the one thing Americans agree upon whatever their race or circumstances is that the system is stacked against people like them...
Seek to balance risk tolerance and required risk (12/14/14)
Financial Focus Like everyone else, you have financial goals. To help achieve these goals, you may need to invest -- and when you invest, you'll need to take on some risk. But the more you understand this risk, and the better you are at managing it, the greater your potential for staying invested for the long term...
Christmas computer countdown (11/30/14)
In a world polluted with computers, things have changed a lot since Computer Central in Brazil opened in 2002. Some of those changes have even been for the better. One constant I've see is that the day after Thanksgiving begins a new computer shopping season, which ends when the last tax refund check is issued in April...
Letters to the Editor
Erickson appreciates support (12/14/14)
To the editor: Back in May, my family and I started a journey we never imagined taking. I was diagnosed with breast cancer and our summer quickly took on a new theme. The past six months have been filled with doctor visits, chemo treatments, surgery and recovery. Throughout the ups and downs this community has been a great support...
Teachers say thanks for efforts of others (12/14/14)
To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank the V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 1127, Brazil and the Legion Auxiliary Post 2, Brazil for their generosity to our classrooms and life skills programming. Our classrooms have been abundantly blessed by the kindness they've shown. We would like to thank them for taking the time to come into our classrooms and build relationships with our students. We enjoyed their lesson on folding the flag and the winter sticker books for inside recess...
Volunteers at local food pantry deserve recognition (12/07/14)
To the editor: I grew up in Brazil and always look forward to coming back "home" to celebrate the holidays. My parents, John and Arlene Tribble, are still very active in the community. My dad is still very active at the Forest Park Golf Course and my mom "volunteers" seven days a week at the Brazil food pantry...