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Reader’s Write

Posted January 11, 2017 at 9:58 am



by Rebecca Stockton

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness that is classified as a mood disorder. People who suffer from bipolar disorder experience elevated moods alternating with episodes of depression. Bipolar disorder has varying levels of severity, and, in really severe cases, there is a risk of suicide and self harm.

Famous people with bipolar disorder are or were: Carrie Fisher (actress, author); Robin Williams (actor); Chris Brown, (singer, rapper, dancer); Patricia Cromwell (crime writer); Richard Dreyfuss (actor); Patty Duke (actress); Larry Flint (publisher); Connie Frances (singer); Mel Gibson (actor, producer); Ernest Hemingway (American journalist); Jesse Jackson, Jr. (politician); Marilyn Monroe (actress); Abraham Lincoln (President); Albert Einstein (scientist); Edgar Allen Poe (poet and writer); Charley Pride (country

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    Remembering cruises and trips

    Have you made out your bucket list? Mine is almost complete. I’m glad I did my bucket list before I got too old to enjoy it.

    I love to snow ski, ride horses, clog, and ride on my motorcycle. I’ve been on three cruises. I love cruises. I think they are your best, and cheapest, vacations. All food is furnished and they have wonderful chefs on these cruise ships. The food is delicious.

    I went to California to be on the “Price

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    Ms. Mary Denton Pierce’s fudge

    My Home Economics teacher, Mary Denton Pierce, taught her students to make this fudge. I imagine many generations from CCHS have enjoyed it across the years.

    My Aunt Stella made it for our family after she learned it in the late 1940s. Stella became such an expert that she was able to finish it as glossy dropped candy pieces. It was always a Very Special Treat at our house. She never had to clean the pan!

    Hone Ec students who also worked

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    Readers Write …

    From the

    Magic Kingdom to Albany

    Hello, my name is Danny. I just recently moved here from Florida and found full time work in Albany. I like the feel of your hometown atmosphere and community and look forward to serving the residents of your town.

    I was reading your local newspaper and saw the article, “Let the Reader’s Write,” so after spending thirty-five years in Florida I thought I would

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    Watching the pretty girls go by

    In late 1990 I started working at Ferguson Brothers Hardware in Albany. Anyone that is at least my age and has lived or been in or around Albany during the 80s and 90s has seen George Ferguson sitting at the front of the hardware store in his over-stuffed chair. George was most likely asleep if you saw him sitting there, and Clara was probably doing some knitting in her chair across from George. They were two people that, in my mind, have summed up what it’s like growing up

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    Peace is an


    There is no such thing as peace. Peace is a human concept that has no place in the natural world. What we consider peace is an illusion, a temporary reprieve from the chaos of existence. It is a word we use to promote our desires and ways of thinking onto other people. When we want others to live and believe and behave as we do, we cry out for peace. When others reject these behaviors and beliefs, we claim that peace

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    Charlene Conley, a longtime friend and co-worker

    My brother, Mark, and I watched the morning of September 6th as Lamon Hubbs planted our longtime friend and co-worker, Charline Conley, at Elk Spring Cemetery. Steve Lawson was also there, along with Lamon’s dad, Lamon. At the request of Steve Talbott, Lamon Sr. said a prayer before they lowered Charline’s casket into the ground. She now lies beside her mom and dad, Tom and Olga Conley, and just a few feet from her grandparents, David and Margaret (Maggie) Gregory. Her aunt and uncle, James and Ollie McClane, lie

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    Rachel’s Lemonade for St. Jude celebrates 10 years

    Ten years ago my friend Abbi and I held our first lemonade stand and told the Clinton County News we had hopes of buying a playhouse. However, we only made around $100 (we later found out most of that came from my parents). I soon learned of a girl in another state that donated her lemonade stand money to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I then decided I wanted to do the same.

    I feel very blessed for my health but unfortunately some kids have health

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    Lets stop being divided and weak

    I am an American.

    I am not a “white American,” an “African American,” an “Irish American,” or a “native American.” I’m an American, and my heritage or ancestral history doesn’t affect that in any way. I am an American.

    Whether you are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Atheist, Hindu, or anything else, if you are an American, then I will, and have, put my life on the line to defend your Americans rights. Your religion, or lack

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    Welcome to the Partridge Head green bean Capital of the World!

    I am a southern boy, deep-rooted in rich Appalachian green bean tradition and proud of it. I love green beans. All of them. I love them year round, especially this time of year. There is nothing better than green beans from the garden and in the South, home-grown green beans are a sacred ritual.

    The different varieties of green beans are one thing, and I will talk about that in a minute, but knowing how to cook green beans is the secret. Here in Appalachia, our women folk, and probably even some

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