At times, the world around us is sending negative messages about how we look, how smart we are and even how valued we are. It is only our view of ourselves that fights off all that negativity and gives us the courage to ignore or even laugh at what is said.

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In a past column I featured the spectacular Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis, one of the most impressive in the world. There is another Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indiana. While not as grand as the other one, it is nevertheless very impressive. It is in of all places Winchester, Indiana. Winchester is in Randolph County in extreme eastern Hoosierland and I’m sure most Hoosiers have never been to this historic city.

NEW ALBANY — Fistful of Tacos has become a staple of Southern Indiana’s food truck scene since it launched in 2015, and over the years, the taco business has continued to expand with additional food trucks, a catering business and the opening of a brick-and-mortar storefront in 2018.

It is time to write about foreign trade again, sadly. Over the past few weeks the Trump administration has been locked in ongoing trade negotiations with China and announced the suspension of perhaps a half million visas for foreign workers. These two issues are tied closely, as I shall shortly explain.

To say that the United States is in a time of crisis would be a massive understatement. COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket, the unemployment rate is in the double digits, and the economic fallout of repossessions, foreclosures and evictions have yet to commence. Many of these problems were not on most Americans’ radar just a few months ago, and now they dominate the news cycle as well as our consciousness.

As one of only two African-American law enforcement officers with the Kokomo Police Department, Maj. Brian Seldon said he remembers watching the video of Minneapolis resident George Floyd’s death while in police custody and was sick over what he saw.

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Eva Kor, Holocaust survivor and founder of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, is no longer there to tell her powerful story and spearhead fundraising. But museum officials are determined to continue her work and carry out her vision.

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Nancy Jean Campbell Badger passed away at the age of 89 on March 10, 2020, in Huntington New York. Arrangements are pending at Moster Mortuary in Rushville.