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Noun: Decoupage (day-koo-PAHZH) Definition: 1. The art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts (as of paper) and then coating with usually several layers of finish, as lacquer or varnish. 2. Work produced by decoupage. Sample sentence: Her eye was drawn to a small table that had been decorated with decoupage.

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The hottest days of summer are here. Very high temperatures can put a great deal of stress on your body. High humidity or physical activity can make the effects of the heat even more dangerous. Summer weather can bring on a number of heat-related health problems that can lead to heatstroke, which can be deadly. […]

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As you head out this summer, make sure you give your eyes the TLC they need this time of year. 1. Choose sunglasses that block 100 percent of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. And make sure your little ones have the same protection. 2. If you’re going to spend much time outdoors, wear a […]

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Adjective: Perfervid (per-FER-vid) Definition: Marked by overwrought or exaggerated emotion: excessively fervent. Sample sentence: The group’s leaders have done little to distance themselves from the actions of their angrier and more perfervid followers.

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Noun: Inselberg (IN-sul-berg) Definition: An isolated mountain. Sample sentence: My favorite photograph in the collection is a breathtaking shot of a pride of lions set against a backdrop of a jutting inselberg.

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No matter how picky we are about our bunkmates, there will always be unwelcome visitors. Namely, dust mites. They love a warm environment like your bed just as much as you do. And since they snack on dead skin cells, they have no reason to leave. (We’re guessing they never heard the saying about not […]

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Congratulations to Greg Pryor of Marquette! He is the big winner of $5,000 in Karndean flooring from Mathews Floor Fashions and Great Lakes Radio. The giveaway party was another fun event, despite the rain and the lights flickering. “Karndean” Bingo was a big hit, as well as yummy brats and salads from Mama Russo’s. I […]

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Camping is a great way to get physical activity. Do things such as walking, hiking, biking, or swimming to keep you active during your camping trip. Be sure to bring protective gear, such as helmets, sturdy shoes, and life jackets. Avoid poisonous plants, like poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Know your limits, and […]

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Adjective: Jerkwater (JEERK-waw-ter) Definition: 1. Remote and unimportant. 2. Trivial. Sample sentence: We were stranded in some jerkwater town in the middle of nowhere when our car’s engine overheated.

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Noun: Monger (MUNG-gur) Definition: 1. Broker or dealer. 2. A person who attempts to stir up or spread something that is usually petty or discreditable. Sample sentence: A fish monger wearing orange rubber overalls guided a customer to West Coast halibut for its clean, mild flavor.

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