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Sharon and Willie
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Why Do People Watch ‘Duck Dynasty’?

I love to watch shows like 'Deadliest Catch', 'Swamp People' and 'Ice Road Truckers'. You got to see what really happens behind the scenes of everyday people. They have dangerous jobs and you really started to care for these people and their health. Look at the outpouring of love for Captain Phil from the Cornelia Marie. That story touched me so much I cried when he passed away.

But 'Duck Dynasty'??

What is the fascination?

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Beach Anderson
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon And Anderson On A Field Trip To Lincolnville Beach

He crept into our room yesterday morning at 5am and whispered "Mama, just wanted to tell you we have our field trip today."

Can you tell he was excited?

And who could blame him. So was I!

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Getty Images, photo by James Worrell
Getty Images, photo by James Worrell

Carpet Cleaning Solution I Mixed and it Work Great!

Cleaning the carpets in the house this weekend, after winter I like to clean things up and it seemed they were exceptionally dirty this time around. I have a home carpet cleaner; Bissell, not the greatest but it does the job. With the dirt being more ground-in this time I had to come up with a solution that would clean well. After a little experimenting here’s what I used and it work fantastic!

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Photo from Steve Easton of Getty Images
Photo from Steve Easton of Getty Images

Middle School Mom Angered That Her Son Was Denied School Lunch

Elizabeth Ireland from Old Town was angry after she found out that her 11-year old son was denied a hot lunch at J.A.Leonard School earlier this week. Ireland owed $53 on her son's school lunches, and as of this past Monday until the end of the school year, students who owe money on their school lunch accounts won't be fed, that's according to RSU 34 Superintendent David Walker.

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Source:Facebook
Source:Facebook

The Great Hot Dog Debate: Red Or Brown?

The summer grilling season is here and who doesn't love a hot dog cooked outdoors on the grill? That leads to a big debate in Maine, red or brown hot dogs?

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Woman Spots Stolen SUV While Working at McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Kind of a bizarre story from Kennewick, Washington, when a woman’s SUV was stolen from the parking lot of her apartment complex but she still had to go to work. She filed a police report and got a ride to the local McDonald’s where she works. She was assigned dr

Getty Images, photo by Thomas J. Peterson
Getty Images, photo by Thomas J. Peterson

Venezuela is Running Out of Toilet Paper

Food shortages have been common in Venezuela recently from milk and butter to coffee and cornmeal, but now things are getting serious. The country is running out of toilet paper. People have been looking for the bathroom product for two weeks, when one grocery runs out, shoppers head to another in hopes they have a supply, but it’s not on the shelves.

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Renee on her Graduation day

Renee Nelson is Now a College Graduate

I really hope I have no typos in this post, because today, I am a college graduate. Today I will march down the aisle to get my diploma. I have no idea if I will ever use my Associate in Applied Science Degree in Heath Information Technology from KVCC. But, hey,I did it!

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Getty Images, photo by Jeff Swensen
Getty Images, photo by Jeff Swensen

It Is Dandelion Season

As you can tell from looking around it is dandelion season, which starts when the grass starts getting green.  Personally I do not like dandelions on my lawn, so I use a weed and feed to get rid of them. You have to be careful on the type of spray or granules you use, but a quick trip to the hardware or lawn store and they can help you pick out a safe and effective product. If dandelions don’t bother you, there are benefits to them.

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Getty Images, photo by Pool
Getty Images, photo by Pool

Too Many Fouls Being Called in the NBA Playoffs

I love watching basketball, especially this time of year when the playoffs are going on, even though my favorite team, the Boston Celtics was eliminated early by the New York Knicks. The problem I’m having this year is it seems the refs are taking over the game too much. I understand there have been times when they have to get the game under control and fouls, even technical fouls, are necessary but, I have seen the refs call fouls that aren’t even there.

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