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Dear Pampa News, Hello, my name is Gialaya Dobbins. I am a sophomore in high school and a member of Girl Scout Troop 4413. I wanted to send this letter to explain why I believe Juneteenth should only be considered a Texas holiday instead of a national holiday. Gordon Granger’s orders was originated...
Three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day we participate in the drama we call life and the inquiring mind wants to know how it (life) works.  If we are to understand our epic existence it is with the first cause of all things life we must concern ourselves the “mind.”  The...
James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) had a fatal heart attack after eating a meal that included fried king prawns and a plate of foie gras. The 275-pound actor opted for an artery-clogging feast and paid the ultimate price. That same year, 2013, 801,000 fellow Americans also died from heart and...
Uncle Mort isn’t his usual self. His 108th birthday is at hand, and he’s hung up on whether to have a “real” party, or join the growing list of folks who are “computer Zooming” to celebrate special occasions. (Printers are shaking their heads, turning out fancy invitations with the word “virtual”...
Hello Toni: Yesterday, a representative from Medicare called my mother asking all types of personal questions to provide her with testing supplies for COVID-19 and specialized masks which can protect her more than the ones bought at the store.  I just happened to be at her house and was able to...
Who’re you going to call? I don’t think Ghostbusters really exist. You wake up in the middle of the night to a thud in the other room. Your heart is racing as you leave your bedroom. You walk out into your living room and you find yourself face to face with a stranger. You pick up your phone and...
Pernicious bureaucracies shun leadership sustaining themselves on a diet of rules and regulations. A crisis reinforces bureaucracy when vision is absent. A clear sense of direction is the antidote that limits a pervasive, rule-driven ecosystem in any enterprise. The denser the bureaucracy, the...
Dear The Pampa News, I am writing to you today about the CDC guidelines for starting school. I have heard that they are not allowing field trips, sports, kids have to eat in the classroom and we have to wear masks all day. I do not agree with these rules because I love field trips, I want to try...
When Kelly Ripa, co-host of “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” declared that yogurt is “my dessert, my breakfast, my everything,” she was echoing the sentiments of millions of Americans. Marketing research shows that in 2018 the country gobbled down 13.4 pounds of yogurt per person. But in reality, only...
Hey Taylor – I’m in between jobs and trying to find some direction. People tell me to find something that suits my strengths, but I always second guess what I’m good at. How do I figure out what I do well without just being unrealistically confident? - Elsie Hey Elsie - It’s hard to manufacture...

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