A wise, kind and loving person once said: "There is a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed."

Are there not now many dark clouds on the horizon and some directly overhead? The inflation we have experienced in gasoline prices is now attacking wheat and many basic commodities. The strength of the dollar is rapidly falling across global markets. Our federal government is using extreme measures to ward off catastrophic financial failure in the private sector.

May our personal, business and family finances be in order.

Go find your umbrella.

Craig Mattinson

Farmington