Opinion: Holiday sounds of different kind

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One of us couldn’t sleep the other night. It had nothing to do with his spouse’s tossing and turning; he’s used to that. It was a strange sound that kept him awake, a light brushing of something against wood. The tree was shedding needles! Quickly! Did that situation present itself in your home? It’s time for both of us to do the right thing and get that rascal out the door before it makes fine kindling for a house fire. Zionsville residents may opt for Ray’s Trash Service to pick up the tree at curbside through Jan. 15, although it needs to be cut into sections no longer than 4 feet. Other options: drop-offs Green Cycle, 4227 S. Perry Worth Rd. (no fee); Tiffany’s, 4931 Robison Dr. ($25 per tree); and Boone County Resource Recovery, 985 South SR ($2 per tree).

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We don’t “get” a lot of things, and this certainly is among them: Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was spending time last week ripping Donald Trump (R-Billions) and trying to filch as many of Trump’s working middle-class supporters as he could. We don’t get it. Last we checked, this liberalism-intoxicated candidate should be going after Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) if he wants to gain the Democratic Party’s nomination for the November general election. There clearly is a load of fodder there, were he to avail himself of it.

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Prevail, which serves victims of crime and abuse in Boone and Hamilton counties, is partnering with the Indy Fuel for the Jan. 16 game against Orlando. If you buy your tickets at prevailinc.com, 100 percent of the proceeds go to the organization. Please consider that.


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