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Dad’s Overtime Could Be Troubletime for Sons — Dave’s Diary

I’ll be the first to admit I have sacrificed family time for work. I guess I got the habit from my father, the hardest working man in agriculture.  I’m trying to do better by my 4 year old but I do carry a sense of guilt for time lost with my other kids.

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Choke on This–Smokers Earn Less Money — Dave’s Diary

The Yakima City Council is considering some kind of partial ban on smoking in parks and around playgrounds—which got us to thinking about money and cigarettes.

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250 Million Tons of Trash–Break it Down! — Dave’s Diary

 

The City of Yakima is considering implementing a new curbside recycling program.  The citizen’s survey says there is quite a bit of interest…and why not when you consider Americans throw away 251 million tons of trash each year, before recycling:

  • 34% paper
  • 13% yard trimmings
  • 12% food scraps
  • 12% plastics
  • 9% wood and other
  • 8% metals
  • 7% rubber, leather, and textiles
  • 5% glass

 

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Too Thin is More Dangerous to Your Health Than Too Heavy — Dave’s Diary

The person who said 'a woman can't be too rich or too thin' was in fact a thin woman and a woman who was rich.…with a man’s name!  Her real full name was Bessie Wallis Warfield  but was know by Wallis Simpson and later as the Duchess of Windsor after marrying Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor in 1937.

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Beware the 20-Something Female Driver–Road Rage is Near –Dave’s Diary

Road rage.  The prototype is six feet four, 250 pounds, 35 years old, probably on steroids—right?  Not so much!  We DO know who is the most likely road rage candidate…and SHE might be your niece or kid sister!

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Rise Early, Work Out, Develop Heart Problems? — Dave’s Diary

Hey Ben Franklin! Try Again! Early to bed, early to rise? Not so much, IFf you believe the Japanese!! Getting up very early could be bad for your heart health, according to a recent study of more than 3,000 healthy adults.

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More Kids Means Greater Protection for Parents From Colds –Dave’s Diary

As your kids amble back to school in the days ahead and as you sink with relief back into that easy chair for a moments rest, consider this: When it comes to having children, the more you have, the healthier it is for the parents. Hard to believe that as you survey the mess they left behind but it’s true!

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Bullseye Bummer — Ultimate Shot Misfires – Dave’s Diary

We’re disappointed to have to announce that the second annual Ultimate Shot Competition scheduled for this Saturday August 24th at Sun targets Shooting Park is cancelled.

We apologize to those competitors who rearranged their  weekend plans to clear the deck for the competition

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Getting Kids Back to School Worse Than Detention for Some Parents! –Dave’s Diary

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t won’t be too long now until Betty and Bobby are back in school.  Who am I kidding, it won’t be long before Aiden and Sophia are back in school but getting them there is apparently NOT half the fun

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The Five Biggest Energy Suckers in Your Home –Dave’s Diary

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energy saving pals at KIT.  We want to arm you with knowledge because Knowledge is power, and in the case of home energy suckers, you can use your knowledge to power down your energy bills

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