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Byron McNutt

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or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.

 



Savings rates, we’ve seen it all

By Byron McNutt

REMEMBER WHEN parents and grandparents shared this pit of economic advice:

“A penny saved is a penny earned.” Nowadays, financial markets pay savers a whopping .01% interest on money market accounts, if you keep a balance of $10,000 for a full month.

You might get 1% for a one-year bank CD, or 2% for a five-year CD. That’s not much for yield-starved investors.

How rich do you feel when you receive your monthly bank statement and

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:08 PM
 
Brrr, adapting to cold temperatures
By Byron McNutt

WHETHER IT IS 30 degrees below zero or 90 degrees above zero with a high humidity, someone is likely to say the temperature is relative. It’s our perspective that matters.

I’ve been shivering cold in early October when the thermometer said 50 degrees, and I’ve been toasty warm in the spring when it said 40 degrees. No doubt about it, the cold we’ve had during this December has been icy cold.

The following “Temperature Conversion Guide” was found on the Internet

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:47 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:50 AM )
 
The life of one solitary man
By Byron McNutt

IT’S THE REASON for the season: it’s a short story titled One Solitary Life, the life of Jesus Christ. No other man, army or movement has affected the earth as much as this one person.

This essay was sent to me last week by my uncle the Rev. Carroll Lee McNutt who lives in Indiana. It was a sermon written by Dr. James Francis for his Philadelphia congregation in 1926. It chronicles the short life of Jesus. Think about it.

He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in still another village where he worked in a carpenter shop until he was 30. Then for three years he was an itinerant preacher.

He never wrote a book. He never held an office.

Monday, December 23, 2013 11:57 AM
 
Preserve a job, shop locally
By Byron McNutt

DON’T LOOK NOW but there is just one week left before Christmas. Most of you have your Christmas shopping done, but I would guess there are many of you who have waited until the last minute to buy your gifts.

I would like you to consider the importance of shopping locally. There is a great temptation to go to the bigger cities, or to shop online, but remember, the money you spend out of the area does very little to support your local community.

Money spent locally will help your friends and neighbors and your community grow.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:00 PM
 
Let’s spread the holiday spirit
By Byron McNutt

’TIS THE SEASON to be jolly. We should all remember, a little appreciation from all goes a long way towards ensuring good cheer during the holiday season.

Think about this as you hurry through your pre-holiday paces, the third week of December is “Tell Someone You’re Doing a Good Job Week.” I first heard of this celebration in a Plain Talk column by the late Al Neuharth, USA Today founder.

Neuharth said the idea was the brainchild of disc jockey Joe Hoppel who had a drive-time show on country music station WCMS in Virginia Beach, Va. The idea spread like wildfire and is now observed nationwide.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:38 PM
 
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