February 27, 2017
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It’s OK to spend money on yourself — reallyBy LIZ WESTON

People who spend too much outnumber, by far, those who spend too little. But the methods that therapists and financial planners use to help “underspenders” can guide the rest of us about when it’s OK to splurge and when we should resist.

Chronic underspenders can be so terrified about running out of money that they put off health care, ignore needed home repairs or descend into hoarding, says financial planner Rick Kahler of Rapid City, S.D. Framing certain expenditures as an investment and creating a plan that helps them see how much money they can spend without causing financial ruin can ease their distress, he says.

Heart care a priority at UHSBY HEATHER LARSON POYNER

For several years, patients of United Hospital Systems have received diagnostic and interventional cardiac care at its two Kenosha medical centers.

In 1992, a cardiac catheterization lab and cardiac surgery unit was installed at Kenosha Medical Center, named the Michael DeBakey Heart Institute of Wisconsin.

A drink worthy of the Oscars

By The Culinary Institute of America

Whether you are a film fanatic or just in it for the gowns, awards season is a no-brainer excuse for a theme party. Hollywood glitz and glamour offers the perfect opportunity to pull out your fancy Champagne flutes and costume jewelry for an affair to remember.

Let the good times roll: Making memories for Mardi GrasBy Mary Carol Garrity

I have never been so thankful for horrible icy weather as I was on a special Fat Tuesday a few years ago, when the car’s inability get traction on the highway scored me an invite to one heck of a Mardi Gras party.

I was out shopping with girlfriends when the weather turned bad, so my friend Brenda, who lived nearby, invited us to spend the night. It just so happened she was attending a Mardi Gras party that night, and invited us to come crash the bash.

Life headlines

Living
We love our libraries: Curious reader uncovers history, eyes innovationsBY HEATHER LARSON POYNER

From a small, leather-bound book on genealogy published in 1851 to a very large electronic sensor-driven book return system, Kenosha’s public library system has it all.

Cataloging the highlights and tracing the history of the Kenosha Public Library is our starting point as we delve into the reader-inspired Curious Kenosha questions: “What is the history of our library system?” and “How long have we had four locations?”

Faith
At the intersection of faith, life: Pastor received her calling at a youthful ageBY KAREN MAHONEY

In looking back, the Rev. Susan Patterson-Sumwalt began to see that God began revealing his plan for her in small increments throughout her life.

“I felt called to the ministry of Christian Education in the local church, missionary work or teaching at an undergraduate or graduate school,” remembers Patterson-Sumwalt, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church.

Books
Books for children celebrate all that winter has to offerBy Lisa Rivers

“Wonderful Winter and All Kinds of Winter Facts and Fun,” by Bruce Goldstone is a nonfiction picture book about the most wonderful season of all. With simple explanations, this book provides fascinating facts about winter, like how animals survive in the cold, why some trees lose their leaves and others remain green all winter and just how amazing snowflakes and snow are. In addition to fun facts, there are craft projects about winter and snow. This is a visually appealing book that explores all the things the season of winter brings.

Author April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning children’s book author of more than 55 natural history books for children and adults. Her new book, “Best in Snow,” describes the beauty of winter using very few words and stunning photography. With close ups of nature and wildlife, this nonfiction picture book illustrates what happens when snow falls and the science behind it. Additional information regarding snow is provided at the end of the book along with other titles about snow she recommends for further reading.

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