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Favorite Holiday Recipes

Alia Ahmed

I baked molasses cookies from an old tattered recipe card in my mom's handwriting over the weekend. My grandchildren were there to help me "sample" them and I thought about my own childhood and the wonderful smells that emanated from my mom's kitchen, especially around the holidays. What's your favorite ...

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Alia Ahmed

I was heading westbound on K10 early this morning and came up on the wreck in which two people died. I was the third car back heading west that had pulled over. I arrived after the ambulances or helicopters had left the scene. There were probably 10-15 emergency vehicles there, ...

That's The Way It Is

Alia Ahmed

When I was growing up in north-central Kansas, my family watched the CBS news with Walter Cronkite on our black and white television set faithfully every evening. As a carefree and rather oblivious young child, most of the time I paid little attention to what Walter Cronkite had to say. ...

HIPAA regulations and Michael Jackson

Alia Ahmed

Congress initially passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996 and it includes many aspects of medical care, including coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and release of confidential medical information. The part of HIPAA that most of us are familiar with was enacted into law April 1, ...

Way to Go, Ronda!

Alia Ahmed

Make Me Some Potato Salad Mon, 06/08/2009 - 11:03 — By Walter Pfaeffle in If you had closed your eyes and listened to Ronda Miller’s grandfather speak you might have echoed Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz saying, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more.” ...

Up, Up and Away

Alia Ahmed

Since I'm the grandmother of 1, 5 and 12 year old grandchildren, the movies I actually see on the big screen tend to be the latest animated children's film. Yesterday my daughter and I took the grandchildren to see Pixar's latest film, Up. Up is a tender love story between ...

Congratulations to Linda Hanney

Alia Ahmed

Check it out Linda's published article here. We are proud of you, Linda!

The Face of a WWII soldier

Alia Ahmed

Max Hutchinson was born October 12, 1915 on a farm outside of Logan, Kansas. His birth certificate officially lists his place of birth as Densmore, Kansas. Max was the second oldest of the 10 children of Willie C. and Annie Josephine Hutchinson. Max was a bright young boy who started ...

The Rest of the Story.....

Alia Ahmed

Paul Harvey was a masterful storyteller. One of the most inspiring yet heart-wrenching stories he ever told was about a little girl named Mary Ellen McCormack. In 1873 a janitor told a church worker, Etta Wheeler, about a little girl living in an apartment building in New York City who ...

Supreme Court throws out Obama Citizenship Challenge

Alia Ahmed

According to the Huffington Post, a case brought by a New Jersey man challenging President Elect Obama's citizenship has been tossed. will these silly lawsuits end and the far-right fringe accept the results on the election? It is time to move on and work together to solve our country's ...

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