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Stay safe at amusement parks

I love going to a carnival fair with all the different rides available. My very favorite ride is the Ferris Wheel. I now find that fairs are even more enjoyable now that I have two grandsons. However, I use extreme caution when I allow them on fair rides.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives safety tips for families at amusement parks.

Be safe on the 4th

As fun as July 4th festivities typically are, injuries, particularly those involving fireworks, are a major concern.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you several safety tips as you celebrate the 4th of July.
Independence Day is a celebration of the United States of America. The holiday is marked by fanfare and large parties, complete with barbecues, fireworks and parades.
As fun as July 4th festivities typically are, injuries, particularly those involving fireworks, are a concern that celebrants should not take lightly.

Missing my friend

I would like to pay tribute and dedicate this column to the late Jean McManus.
I first met Ms. Jean, I’m guessing, in 2008 here at work. Ms. Jean had dropped by The Eunice News. I cannot recall the reason why she popped in, but I’m thinking it was to speak to our editor. And, If I can remember correctly, it was not to criticize, or complain about the newspaper, for her visit. She normally had compliments for The Eunice News.

How to cope with an empty nest

Empty nest syndrome is real, but there are many ways to move past the mixed emotions synonymous with this phenomenon.
Reconnecting with your spouse is one way to combat feelings of loss that can stem from a suddenly empty nest.
In my case, when my last daughter left home, I found new hobbies and visited more with my parents and friends. The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives moms who are feeling the empty nest syndrome tips on how to adjust and how to find ways to keep busy and have fun.

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