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Know your risk of getting breast cancer

Pam was only 43 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She says she was disappointed, but not surprised. Pam has had several close family members, including her mother, diagnosed with breast cancer.

Use tragedy to help shine light on good

Another hellish week in America for loss of life. I would have preferred to remain isolated and innocent in the fray but it was not to be. In this world of virtual reality I think it’s all too easy for us to compartmentalize an event and mentally prepare for the next one. It’s like a walking video game, of sorts, one that we know is real — but doesn’t happen to us.

Leave visitors with good impression of city

It’s really true; fall is finally here. The true test is the arrival of the Art in the Park weekend. The city will be hosting hundreds of vendors and visitors, and we hope it will prove to be the best one yet.

Preparation for emergency always good idea

It’s easy to rest on our laurels when the other side of the country is the place dealing with floods, fires or other natural disasters. Keep in mind that not every emergency happens with notice and good preparation ahead of time will make a huge difference when it really counts.

Get to know those who serve

We would like to invite you to join us for the second annual Hero &First Responder Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in and around the Bicentennial Park gazebo. This is a good chance for you to meet and become familiar with your local law enforcement officers.