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MAY
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Without the Lows, We Wouldn't Appreciate the Ups!

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Life, the ups and the lows .... you can't have one without the other. Sometimes you run into a time where lows seem to just keep on coming! There are times when some may realize, hey things are going pretty good, how many really do absorb that? Focusing on the low times can become a habit. When things are going along in a positive way, we may not even notice it. There are always bills to pay, schedules to keep, daily drama and responsibilities. When a crisis arises, we want those days back that ...

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Jumpstart Your Day with a Spooful of Positive!

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Mornings, they can be hard to get going, like really hard. Sometimes to get a jump start, it just might help to have a Spoonful of Posiitive! We all know the things happening in the news, so here's a little positivity for that: "Peace begins with a smile." -- Mother Teresa The next quote I find believable. I have been out at a store and just kind of felt miserable. A smile from someone really lifted me up. Everyone's dealing with something, and just a smile can be a gift that changes so much for...

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APR
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Earthday, More than Just One Day Out of a Year

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Earth Day has been around for over 50 years, in fact, I was 12 in 1970, the very first Earth Day. I remember as it as being looked at like a hippie idea, no idea the real concept of what it was all about. My personal opionion is we should've been taking care of the earth a long time ago. But there's no going back, so we need to do what needs to be done now. On that note, there's the site where you can go that gives the information for us to work together.  Earthday.org is a place for i...

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Spoonful of Positive on a Monday!

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Mondays can be hard to get going days, am I right? Weekends are spent by many running around taking care of the home, laundry, yard, whatever didn't get done during the week. Then you want relaxation time, family time, time with friends. Before you know it, times up and Monday arrives... No wonder so many find they are in slow go mode on Monday!  Well, here's a Spoonful of Positive Quotes to help you get through your day and just might put you in a little faster, better frame of m...

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MAR
18
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What's The Word? Oh, That Sounds Fancy!

What's The Word? Oh, That Sounds Fancy!

Well, it's about time for a new What's The Word? Let's look at words that have simple meanings, but sound oh so fancy! Galavant: To travel, roam, or move about for pleasure.Example: They've been galavanting all over town! Parsimonious: Frugal.Example "He's being a little parsimonious," Assiduous: Showing great care, attention, and effortExample: I would like to commend you for your assiduous work on this case.Deleterious:  HarmfulExample: Parental divorce usually has deleterious effects on ...

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MAR
10
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Catalytic Converter Thefts, Local and Nationwide

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Locally and nationwide, catalytic converter thefts have been on the rise since the beginning of the pandemic. Many people believe it is a local issue, a local government or law enforcement problem. Wnctimes looks at the situation close up and find common reasons, and suggestions on prevention of these thefts. Asheville Police posted today March 10, 2022: π€ππƒ 𝐀π₯𝐞𝐫𝐭 - π‚πšπ­πšπ₯𝐲𝐭𝐒𝐜 π‚π¨π§π―πžπ«π­πžπ« π“π‘πžπŸπ­π¬ Thefts of catalytic converters are on the rise in the United States…as well as here in ou...

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FEB
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Self-healing materials for robotics made from β€˜jelly’ and salt

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February 18, 2022Source:University of CambridgeSummary:Researchers have developed self-healing, biodegradable, 3D-printed materials that could be used in the development of realistic artificial hands and other soft robotics applications. FULL STORY Researchers have developed self-healing, biodegradable, 3D-printed materials that could be used in the development of realistic artificial hands and other soft robotics applications. The low-cost jelly-like materials, developed by researchers at the U...

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FEB
09
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Meals On Wheels Asheville and Buncombe County

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Meals on Wheels Asheville & Buncombe County Meals on Wheels provides much needed food for seniors. Did you know they are also feeding the pets in the homes, too? This is amazing! We all know that pets are family, by providing for these wonderful pets, seniors don't have to worry about them going hungry! Healthy food and even kitty litter! . Ordering is very simple! You are able to drop off pet food and needs at their office Monday through Friday. Asheville & Buncombe County Meals on Whee...

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FEB
06
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AIR FRYER SHREDDED HASH BROWN CASSEROLE Recipe!

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Air fryers make cooking so easy and yummy! I use mine at least once a day, this recipe can be for any meal! Check it out! Let us know if you make it and how it turns out! Air Fryer Shredded Hash Brown Casserole Recipe! INGREDIENTS 1 cup (210 g) shredded hash browns , lightly packed3 slices bacon , cut into bite sized pieces4 large eggs2 Tablespoons (30 ml) milk1/4 cup (30 g) cheese1/4 diced red bell peppersalt , to tastepepper , to tasteoil spray INSTRUCTIONS Coat the base of 6-8" accessory baki...

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FEB
02
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Free Land in Rural Areas!

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So, I check on Twitter every morning to see what's trending there. I saw something about free land, no way, really? Turns out, it's true! There are rural areas in need of residents to save their towns, so they are actually offering free land! Search online turned up: City of Lincoln, Kansas. Free Home Site Program Lincoln, Kansas, is investing ambitiously in the future offering free home sites in a completely new subdivision.  Imagine a 720 square mile county with buffalo, farm animals...

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JAN
30
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Joni Mitchell to Spotify: I Stand With Neil Young!

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A few days ago, we reported that Spotify was nolonger streaming Neil Young's music. Young no longer wanted his music on the platform over its relationship with controversial podcast host Joe Rogan's comments about conspiracy theories regarding vaccines. Since then, other artists are follwing his lead. The following is from Joni Mitchell Official Website: I Stand With Neil Young!Posted January 28, 2022  I've decided to remove all my music from Spotify. Irresponsible people are spreading lies...

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JAN
17
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Positive Quotes to lift ourselves up!

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Positive Quotes  Everyone can be down at times, so lets lift ourselves up with some positive quotes! "Keep looking up, that's the secret of life." Charlie Brown  "Small steps motivate. Big steps overwhelm."  Maxime LagacΓ© "I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I'm doing it myself." Albert Einstein "Change your thoughts and you change your world."  Norman Vincent Peale "Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yours...

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JAN
14
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What's the Word? Words to Use and Confuse

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What's the Word? Well, it's fun to learn new words and do our best to find odd words. Words you may find useful for scrabble,  crossword puzzles, word search ... and today's words may be all that along with using to be confusing! So, let's take a look at today's Whatt's the Word! January 14, 2022 Quire -- two dozen sheets of paper  "Ill take a quire of paper." Salopettes  -- high-wasted ski pants with shoulder straps "Salopettes keep you warm and dry in the snow." X...

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JAN
11
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New Year, New Pet, New Friend, Pet Surrenders Spike

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Happy 2022! Holidays are over, reality sets in for many people. The excitement of getting into the holiday spirit may bring regretsfor alot of people over decisions made at the end of the year. Unfortunately, pet surrenders spike after this time of year as people drop off suddenly unwanted pets at local shelters and pounds. The time frame after Christmas is between four to six months. It's too late to point out that these are not like clothes you bought, or something that just didn't quite fit i...

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JAN
06
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What's the word? Something we can all relate to!

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What's the Word?  We want to wish everyone a Happy 2022! This What's the Word starts the year with words that we can all relate to in one way or another! Who has been a blatherskite, experienced a kerfuffle?  Blatherskite -- a person who talks at great length without making much sense  Seems like we are one of these at times...maybe we know someone who appears to be a blatherskite all of the time! Bumfuzzle -- confused, perplexed Now, this is something we all experience!...

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JAN
01
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Happy 2022!

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 Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year! "Wishing you a Happy New Year bursting with fulfilling and exciting opportunities.  And remember, if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door!" "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."- Eleanor Roosevelt"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."- George Bernard Shaw "We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched....

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DEC
29
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Easy Eats New Year's Eve!

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What are you doing New Year's Eve? Hey, everyone eats! How About Yummy, Easy Recipes for New Year's Eve! Roasted Garlic Potatoes INGREDIENTS LIST 3 pounds (1.5 kg) baby red potatoes, washed and quartered 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil6 large cloves of garlic finely chopped or mincedSalt and fresh cracked black pepper1 tablespoon Italian seasoning3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese1/2 cup unsalted butterFresh chopped parsley, for garnish1/2 cup crispy bacon bits (optional) OVEN-ROASTED POTAT...

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DEC
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38 Men Executed December 26, 1862

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"The trials of the Dakota were conducted unfairly in a variety of ways. The evidence was sparse, the tribunal was biased, the defendants were unrepresented in unfamiliar proceedings conducted in a foreign language, and authority for convening the tribunal was lacking. More fundamentally, neither the Military Commission nor the reviewing authorities recognized that they were dealing with the aftermath of a war fought with a sovereign nation and that the men who surrendered were entitled to t...

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DEC
25
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Merry Christmas, Peace to All!

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Wnctimes wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas!  The holidays may be a time of reflection....thoughts of the past, thoughts of the future. Taking time for those thoughts are important.  So is taking time to enjoy the present, the precious gift of the time we have now Especially for those who are fortunate enough to have health, home, friends, family, a roof over our head. Reaching out to those alone, those who have suffered loss, letting others know you care, is a gift you ca...

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DEC
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Who Turned the Holiday Lights Out? Don't Feed the Squirrels!

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A group "The Friends of Mears Park Group" decided to forego their holiday lights display this year, as squirrels destroyed the display last year. The park is located in St. Paul, Minn. The display is actually in their park, and apparently people visiting the park feed their furry friends and the squirrels turned out the lights  on the display. Co-chair of the Group said t"he wires were coated with polylactic acid – a derivative of corn sugar, which is appealing appetizer for ...

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