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January 26, 2013

Add another brain teaser please

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Tonawanda News — The woman from St. Peter’s who first brought the issue to the paper, said she’s not sure the church would want to go through the work of painting a new horse, they would just like to find the original one. Can anyone out there help?

Added note: The “annoying traffic signals” complaints the mayor mentioned are probably mine. In particular the one at Thompson and Main streets. No industry or homes around, just this traffic-stopper.

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Not to sound cynical, but who cares whether Beyounce´ lip-synced the National Anthem or whether Manti Te’o was duped with voice mails he received. Good lord, is there nothing else happening in the world? A woman in line at the grocery store and paging through one of the tabloids said to no one in particular, “I’m so sick and tired of reading and hearing about Te’o and lip-syncing. Why don’t they move on to something more relevant?”

Well, there’s always the Super Bowl and the end of the football season — thank goodness.

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A couple of weeks ago, our two grandsons were to start ski lessons with the school’s ski club. The older boy really didn’t want to go, even going so far as to say he hoped he’d be sick that Saturday morning so as not to have to go. Wouldn’t you know, Saturday morning arrived and he had the flu. The moral his mom told him was: “be careful what you ask for” and when the following week came, he loved the lessons and had a great time.

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The membership tea hosted by the DeGraff Hospital Auxiliary on Thursday was a fun event. Tea served from a silver tea set and poured by an auxiliary member, was something one doesn’t see very often. The table was laden with tea sandwiches, cookies and other delicious goodies. Hank Cole, senior director of operations at the hospital, or “president” as he’s referred to here, walked around greeting everyone and taking a few moments to meet and greet auxiliary members. The hospital is fortunate to have such an energetic and enthusiastic leader.

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