Dr. Bill Atwood

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    A salute to mothers

    She felt your very first kick. She gave you your first drop of nourishment and cared for you from the moment of conception. Your belly button is evidence of the direct tie to her while you were in her womb.

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    Golden Rule

    When did poor manners and courtesy become so outdated? What happened?

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    Saying goodbye

    When the school bell rings on Wednesday, June 8 to dismiss students from Yosemite High School for the summer break, an era will come to an end. Ellen Peterson, the last of the original YHS teachers will erase her boards, submit her final set of grades, and retire. It will be the end of a 40-year...

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    Tourist ambassadors

    Last week’s Sierra Star headline shared that the level of Bass Lake was the highest it has been in seven years. What great news that is for those of us who are fortunate enough to actually live at the lake, as well as the good news for the surrounding communities.

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    Big Brother is watching

    After the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution of the United States they quickly acted to amend that wonderful document and added 10 changes - those first changes known as “The Bill of Rights.”

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    Reacting to racism

    One of my favorite songs, “You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught” from the 1958 movie, “South Pacific” is sung by Lt. Joe Cable about the prejudice in his family as well as in other families.

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    The tomb was empty

    “Guard that Tomb. Make sure that nothing happens to the body.” Certainly the trusted guard was told that he had to protect the interests of the entire Roman government by making sure that the body wasn’t snatched by thieves. Rome knew that if the body was taken, the followers...

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    Along for the ride

    Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a “ride along” with an officer of the California Highway Patrol. A “Ride Along” is the best way to be a passenger in a patrol unit because you are an invited guest riding in the front seat of the patrol cruiser...

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    Is this the best we’ve got?

    Last week I had the opportunity to be a substitute teacher at Mariposa County High School in a couple of different history classes. The kids were great and we had some great discussions about the presidential elections and the primary campaigns.

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    Remembering Molly

    My friend Molly died last week. Every day in America an average of 6,760 people die. They die and we go on about our daily lives because death seems to be a natural part of life. On Thursday, Feb. 25, Molly breathed her last breath at 7 a.m. For the first time in 96 years, she had ceased to breathe...

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