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Beyond fences surrounding buildings and the National Guard presence in Washington, D.C., you would think that an impending flotilla was going to be breaching the Potomac River. There seems to be an amassing of military power and might that hasn’t been seen in our nation’s capital city since …

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Gustine resident Jhoneé Fillmore is a mother of two and a professional organizer, graphic designer and event planner who owns Missplaced Organizing (www.thedavenportcompany.com/missplaced).

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Just a few days now into 2021, I can officially say it is a new year but the same things that have been revolving around us continue to fill our conversations. Day by day, we seek and have been finding solutions to problems in the world.  

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If the opening to the 117th Congress is a window to what is in store for the next two years from our legislative branch, count me out.

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Never in 44 years have I been more inclined to try every one of the old wives tales that surround the start of a New Year.

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How many thoughts would you say are floating around inside of your head at any given moment of the day? Do you ever feel overwhelmed that so many thoughts of such varying nature are just spinning around your brain? Help to create some peace inside your precious mind and enjoy your days to th…

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The news surrounding the presidential election is all over the map. Crazy lawsuits, hundreds of affidavits and grifters aplenty; conspiracy theories and rabbit holes of propaganda abound. And that’s before we even get into the media thumb on the scale of information dissemination.

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Gustine resident Jhoneé Fillmore is a mother of two and a professional organizer, graphic designer and event planner who owns Missplaced Organizing (www.thedavenportcompany.com/missplaced).

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As I write this column, those in my household are recovering from a whirlwind road trip to Austin, Tex. last week to celebrate the marriage of Vince’s daughter Sarah and her fiancé Trent on Friday evening at a beautiful property in the canyons surrounding the city.

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Gustine resident Jhoneé Fillmore is a mother of two and a professional organizer, graphic designer and event planner who owns Missplaced Organizing (www.thedavenportcompany.com/missplaced).

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As you read this column, all the votes have been cast and accounted for, well unless Philadelphia Democrats can find a trunk or two of ballots magically forgotten and found in the upcoming days. And if history is any indicator, counting is ongoing while the lawyers gear up for the post-elect…

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Campaign 2020, bizarro world edition, is drawing to a close... at least the voter participation part of the every four-year ritual. And while I know just a bit further down our path lies the inevitable recount insanity no matter who is ultimately declared winner, I can’t help but be glad to …

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett took her turn in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week and faced rounds of questions from both Democrat and Republican members. Opening statements from Democrats centered around the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as ObamaCare) and those dependent on t…

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The COVID-19 crisis, now in its seventh month, has caused turmoil and sacrifice throughout Newman, Crows Landing, and Diablo Grande. Despite this strife, it has also reminded us of the strength and decency of our local citizens and their families. Nowhere is this more evident than in our pub…

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In my role as the chief business official for the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, I have two critical responsibilities. The first is obvious: Making sure that the district is fiscally sound and is able to fund the ongoing education of our students. The second responsibility, wh…