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Byron McNutt

People Make the Difference

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or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.


People love getting something more
By Byron McNutt

IF YOU WANT to be a success, always remember, “people soon forget most of what they hear you say, but they will always remember how you made them feel.” They also like getting something more — the value added principle that this story illustrates.

Mrs. Smith, the manager of a huge candy counter, employed two clerks, Betty and Mary to serve customers. This is a story told by Brad and Alan Antin in their book titled Secrets From The Lost Art of Common Sense Marketing.

One day as the normal crowd of after-school kids flooded her shop,

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:49 AM
Yes, there is honor in all work
By Byron McNutt

THERE’S MORE TO be celebrated on Labor Day weekend than the last blast of summer and the coming of another beautiful autumn.

It’s time to celebrate working folks — not just the ones who own or manage businesses, but the ones who work for them.

Even Labor Day is a busy workday for those who bag groceries,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:51 AM
What will amaze us in 40 years
By Byron McNutt

CHILDREN TODAY see reruns of “The Andy Griffith Show” and, no doubt, think life in Mayberry was no more real than what the Clampett family experienced in Beverly Hills.

But for many of us who grew up in the ’50s and ’60s, life did imitate art — we just didn’t know it at the time.

A friend sent me this list of remembrances that children today just might not believe ever existed except in the TV sitcoms running on TV Land. The list could go on and on but here are a few.

Being sent to the drugstore to test vacuum

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:06 AM
Reaffirming our American values
By Byron McNutt

IMMIGRATION AND border security issues are demanding a lot of our attention as we debate the pros and cons of legal and illegal additions to America’s population.

It is easy to forget that America is a nation of immigrants, and always will be. The vast majority of immigrants are good people. They come here voluntarily looking for a better life for themselves and their families. Who can blame them for that?

No one seems to have a problem with legal,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:55 AM
Why gas taxes are a taboo topic
By Byron McNutt

IN A 2013 report, The American Society of Civil Engineers said more than 30% of America’s major roads are in poor condition and rated one in nine of the nation’s bridges as structurally deficient.

This negligence of maintenance and repair can cause an increase in travel times, damages to vehicles and it can cause accidents that result in injuries and fatalities.

After a harsh winter, it is clear Wisconsin’s state,

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 12:57 PM
It’s the journey, not the destination
By Byron McNutt

WHAT IF YOU could see into the future and you could preview your life for the next five years? Would you really want to know what’s going to happen to you and your family in advance?

Before you say yes, ask yourself if it would depress you to know the bad things that were going to happen. Wouldn’t you feel cheated missing the delightful sur-prise of the good things that are bound to happen?

The thought of predicting the future fascinates many of us. We can make educated guesses, but the fact is, no one knows for sure what will happen in the future.

In a similar vain, American author Dorothy Fisher

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:49 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:07 PM )
Dreamers see different future
By Byron McNutt

EVERY PHASE OF your life could be subject to change in just the next 10 years as innovators tinker with the status quo — regardless of the consequences those changes might have on our lives.

In decades past, revolutionary changes may have taken five years to take hold. Today, dramatic changes can sweep the country, the world, in a matter of months.

Traditional ways of doing things can be turned upside down almost over night.

This can be very disturbing and it

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:36 PM
Basic education for all pilots
By Byron McNutt

THE EAGLE?RIVER Airport is a valuable asset for the greater Vilas County area. The daily airplane traffic and the number of hangars you find on the grounds tells us of its importance to the area’s economy.

The following “20 rules for flight” actually came from people at the Tomahawk Regional Airport. I’d guess anyone with a pilot’s license has seen this list and can attest to their validity.

1. Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.

2. If you push the stick forward,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:26 AM
Tips for a healthier, happier life
By Byron McNutt

ABOUT 15 YEARS ago a colleague of mine came across a list of 20 ways to make our lives more pleasant. Some of them relieve stress, some are timesavers and all will lead you to a healthier, happier way of life.

The advice is good for people of all ages. Most are simple, common sense ways to face life’s challenges. See how many you can embrace.

1.?Get enough sleep. If necessary, use an alarm clock to remind you to go to bed on time.

2.?Don’t rely solely on your memory. Write down when to pick up the laundry,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:30 PM
Answers to all your diet questions
By Byron McNutt

I’VE BEEN I’ve been reading the advice of doctors, nutritionists, dieticians and quick-buck charlatans in newspapers and on the Internet for more than 15 years. Sure, the opinions have been conflicting, but if you want to be healthy, lose weight and shrink that stubborn belly fat, here’s what I’ve learned.

The deck is stacked against us. If we are to be slim and healthy, why are all the unhealthy foods made so delicious? Why do food companies have to chemically formulate and enrich their products to make us eat them?

I’ve learned that sugar is poison. For heaven’s sake,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:47 AM

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