Column: A tribute to good people doing good things
by Dick Yarbrough
Columnist
08:58 AM, Thursday, April 16
Sometimes we forget there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went. Happily,...

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