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Mommy, are you going to jail?

A mother's musings

By Liz Gordon-Hancock
"Mommy, are you going to jail?"

This is what my daughter asked me, as I was being pulled over by the police for speeding. All three of my children were in the car at the time, and I had been speeding down Bentley Road because I was late to a lunch date with some friends.

"No, mommy's not going to jail. Mommy is getting a speeding ticket," I explained to my worried 7 and 6 year-old daughters. "That means I have to pay a fine."


Why I don't do Facebook

A mother's musings

By Liz Gordon-Hancock
Have you ever done an internet search on your name?

Apparently, I won a beauty contest in Omaha in 2005, and received a degree in Applied. Mathematics and Statistics from John Hopkins University in 2009, according to a Google search. (Note - this was not actually me, but someone with my name.)

Have you ever typed in your child's name and seen what an internet search yields about them? Go a step farther and look at the images associated with your child's name.


He was always watching BHS sporting events, even though he wasn’t in the stands

Tom Clark left Bluffton after high school, but, Bluffton never left Tom

Tom Clark left Bluffton after high school, but Bluffton never left Tom.

The son of Jim and Mary Clark, he grew up with older brother, Steve, in the family house on North Main Street where Riley tees into Main. He graduated from BHS in 1977.

• Watch a video below with 4 U.S. referees, including Tom, working Junior World Championships in Romania in 2011.

• Click here to view his obituary.


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Pandora UM hosts free community meal Jan. 27

The Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free Community Meal on Wednesday Jan. 27  from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by Seven O’Clock Flock. The menu is Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Relishes, Dessert and beverage.  


My failed 2015 new year’s resolution - It wasn’t even a close shave

By Fred Steiner
In 2015 I resolved to succeed with a manly plan. Thought it would be like riding a bike. It wasn’t. 
While watching “Skyfall,” I saw Miss Moneypenny shave James Bond with a straight edge razor. You probably didn’t notice. I did.
If Moneypenny could do it so could I. It looked…manly.
My grandfather and his before him used one.  They were manly.