Recent Posts by Rachel Smith

Choose the Holiday Preview over Procrastination!

photocredit: BY: RACHEL SMITH Every year I make the same plan, have the same grand idea or scheme that my Christmas preparation and shopping will be done by the beginning of December. And every year, disappointment prevails. You’d think I would learn, really.  At some point between now and Christmas, I’ll be about in tears trying to get...
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Rah, Rah, Sis-Boom-Bah!

photocredit: BY: RACHEL SMITH   Rachel’s tired, folks.  This time of the year is a doozy.  The darkness, the cold, the fact that Old Man Winter has begun his journey to our area and will be arriving soon.  It’s all rather depressing. And don't even get me started on the germs.  Ugh.  If ya’ll have kids, I know...
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A Much Needed Breath of Fresh Air

photocredit: BY: RACHEL SMITH Most years, Election Day comes and goes without much fanfare.  The only time I ever really acknowledge it is when I’m bombarded with Presidential ad campaigns at every turn.

But this year, there’s a special reason to mark your calendar to get out and vote in Mason City.  That reason is...

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Do Not Follow the Crowd… Be a Leader!

  BY: RACHEL SMITH   Being a transplant into Clear Lake, I often times feel like the odd man out.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been a part of a conversation where I end up completely confused. I know… me? Confused? Never! The history of Clear Lake is something I know practically nothing about; past businesses, past...
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