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The United States has the strongest military in the world.

By Wil Williams July 3, 2019
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My wife, I and neighbors Sandra and Luiz went Halloween shopping the other day.

By Wil Williams October 25, 2017
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Late last night I decided to empty the spam folder on my computer.

October 18, 2017
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I’ve been a fan of the NFL since those wintry Sunday afternoons in the early 1950s when I watched frigid televised football games with my dad in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

By Wil Williams October 11, 2017
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One of the most consistent joys I’ve experienced over the years has been insulting folks I know and love.

By Wil Williams September 20, 2017
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As I mentioned in a recent column, my wife and I are closely following the Arizona Diamondbacks this season.

By Wil Williams September 13, 2017
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I strive to maintain dignity on a daily basis.

By Wil Williams August 16, 2017
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I’m amazed by the number of gear heads and classic vehicles in and around Chino Valley.

By Wil Williams July 12, 2017
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I just watched a YouTube video of Admiral William H. McRaven talking about life-lessons learned in the military.

By Wil Williams July 5, 2017
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As many Americans were anticipating the Civil War, a game called rounders was invented.

June 28, 2017
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The subject of today’s public service column is…Museums.

By Wil Williams May 31, 2017
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In the July 10, 2016 issue of this newspaper, I wrote a column about Norma Jean Bennett, better known as Birdie.

By Wil Williams May 10, 2017
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This column accomplishes a publishing feat never before attempted in this part of the country. I’m going to introduce two high-profile personalities in the entertainment world to you, then I’ll tell you how they were connected even though they never met.

By Wil Williams April 19, 2017
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I’ve never been one to collect things just for the hell of it, but maybe I should start.

By Wil Williams March 29, 2017
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June 16, 1953, was a sultry summer day in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

By Wil Williams February 15, 2017
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OK. This time we’re moving to Chino Valley. Really.

By Wil Williams February 8, 2017
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I first met brother-in-law Bob in 1963 when I was 17 years old.

By Wil Williams February 1, 2017
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It might be time to do a movie. No, I don’t mean to see a movie, I mean to make my own.

By Wil Williams January 25, 2017
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It’s the middle of the night on June 17, 1972. Burglars have broken into an office complex and into files secured therein.

By Wil Williams January 18, 2017
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When you buy a product you can usually purchase a warranty to ensure that it will do what it’s supposed to do for an extended period of time.

By Wil Williams, Columnist January 17, 2017
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When you buy a product you can usually purchase a warranty to ensure that it will do what it’s supposed to do for an extended period of time.

By Wil Williams January 11, 2017
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When I started writing this column a little more than three years ago, my primary focus was to poke fun at my fellow citizens and myself for the frequently illogical ways in which we live.

By Wil Williams January 4, 2017
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Once upon a time, Americans were tough. They put their lives on the line to settle an untamed land. Enough survived through their individual efforts to birth a nation.

By Wil Williams December 28, 2016
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Caution: Pets under two and children under 12 shouldn’t be exposed to this column with — or without — adult supervision.

By Wil Williams December 21, 2016
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I woke up the other day only to realize that we’re closing in on yet another new year.

By Wil Williams December 14, 2016
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I have been unafflicted by neckties since I retired some years ago.

By Wil Williams December 7, 2016
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Back in November of 1859 a fellow by the name of Charles Darwin published a controversial book that attempted to explain where various forms of life, including you and me and your Aunt Hilda, came from.

By Wil Williams November 30, 2016
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I’ve never spent much time thinking about kitty litter since I’ve never owned a cat.

By Wil Williams November 23, 2016
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Environmentalists have warned us for decades about our sinful ways. Such as using chemicals to control weeds and insects.

By Wil Williams November 16, 2016
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Most of us remember dearly departed pets from our childhoods.

By Wil Williams November 9, 2016
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Hiram was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, in 1822. His father, Jesse, had always assumed that his son would one day join him in his tannery business.

By Wil Williams November 2, 2016
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I’ve documented in past columns how men differ from women.

By Wil Williams October 26, 2016
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I can’t say I ever enjoyed filling out forms — especially government long forms. But I long for the days when completing even official documentation was relatively stress-free. The earliest government form I probably ever had to complete was for Social Security. I launched my meteoric career as a cashier for a grocery chain back in Ohio in the 1960s. Providing required personal information under the threat of imprisonment and social ostracism (if I didn’t) was a lot easier in those days. I wrote in my name, address, birth date, phone number and gender and the paperwork was pretty much done.

By Wil Williams October 12, 2016
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