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Working it out

Labor Day honors all those who work for a living

The digital sign outside the Great Bend Convention Center features among its rotating images a lit and flaming barbecue grill. Across it are the words “Happy Labor Day.”
True, Labor Day has become the traditional end of summer, the closing parenthesis around a season that opened with Memorial Day. Sadly, like many of our holidays, this one has become a symbol of picnics and last trips to the lake.
It means so much more.
According to the United States Labor Department, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the ...


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