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  • The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft is seen as it launches to the International Space Station with Expedition 43's NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) onboard Friday, March 27 (Saturday, March 28 Kazakh time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
  • The Sherman Museum announced today that they will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. The Jurassic themed event will take place on the lawns of the museum and church property next door.
  • The calendar says, "It’s spring!" But my body says, "Cover me up! There’s still a cool breeze!"
  • On the same day I received a notice from one of my physicians that he is retiring and also read in my local newspaper about a serious shortage of primary care doctors. While considering these two pieces of news, I mentally reviewed some of the changes the field of medicine has gone through during the last two hundred years.
  • I love getting requests from readers. Recently I received a request for a roasted pork loin for Easter to replace his usual ham luncheon. I found a recipe that I thought would be perfect for this reader. When cooked properly, pork is tender and delicious. When cooked to the point of being well done, it is tough and not very tasty.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins. The Appomattox Campaign was a series of American Civil War battles fought March 29 – April 9, 1865 in Virginia that concluded with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to the Union Army (Army of the Potomac, Army of the James and Army of the Shenandoah) under the overall command of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. In the following eleven weeks after Lee's surrender, the American Civil War ended as other Confederate armies surrendered and Confederate government leaders were captured or fled the country. photos of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, opposing commanders in the Appomattox Campaign