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Take time to remember

May 29, 2016 While a glance at the calendar tells us that summer will not start for nearly another month, the warm, humid weather we enjoyed at the end of last week and the Memorial Day holiday indicate that the... more »»

Marking Memorial Day in the hometown

May 29, 2016 Come Monday, I’ll be saluting all veterans in general and Richmond-area veterans in particular as part of my hometown’s annual observance. more »»

Understanding the folds of the flag

May 29, 2016 Tomorrow is the actual date of Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day for the decorating of the graves of fallen soldiers and family members. more »»

Cheers for red, white and blue

May 29, 2016 Being Memorial Day weekend, our thoughts turn to patriotic music and the honoring of all the servicemen and women who have given their lives for our freedom. more »»

Anticipating an empty nest

May 28, 2016 We have been getting invitations for graduation parties for Sassy Saint’s friends. more »»

Guest column/Some simple advice to Donald Trump: Lead

May 23, 2016 This election cycle has been unlike any we’ve ever seen. Many of our fellow Americans are justifiably angry, and they’ve spoken with their votes. more »»

The what’s somebody’s name game

May 22, 2016 “What’s whatchamuhcallit’s husband’s name?” I looked to Better Half to be the Great and Powerful Mystery Person Name Solver, to handle with ease this question of mine that rocketed right out of... more »»

A glimpse at the spelling bee

May 22, 2016 In case you missed it, Mark Miller’s profile of Savannah Gatts that appeared in Saturday’s edition offers a glimpse into an interesting area resident. more »»

Musings about Mother’s Day events

May 22, 2016 I was present at and enjoyed two Mother’s Day food events this month — the Rush Run Community Chapel dinner and the Mother-Daughter Tea at Brightway Community Chapel. more »»

Adventures in mowing

May 21, 2016 I was tired of looking at our yard. The neighbors probably were tired of looking at our yard. more »»

Guest column/Improving health can make for a better self

May 21, 2016 “A healthy outside starts from the inside,” the late actor Robert Urich, a Toronto native, once said. That makes sense. Wednesday, marks the 23rd-annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day. more »»

Things we think we know

May 15, 2016 There’s been some interesting conversation around the newsroom during the past several weeks, a lot of it centered around a couple of local stories that reporters have been working o. more »»

Haluski recipe and noodle negotiations

May 15, 2016 Having married into a Polish family, I learned to eat, like and make haluski, a regional favorite in the side-dish department. more »»

Guest column/Senate bill would give doctors more time with patients

May 15, 2016 I practice family medicine, I teach family medicine and I advocate for family medicine. Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person and care for patients of all genders and every age. more »»

Of fair history, ice cream and more

May 15, 2016 Going to the fair was a big deal back when it started in 1847 for residents of Harrison County. more »»

Proper fashion can be costly

May 14, 2016 I was in a pile of discount shoes when I watched my soul and will to live flutter up to the ceiling like a couple friendly ghosts. I was exhausted. My feet hurt. My wallet hurt. more »»

Evening with the music guild

May 8, 2016 The name of the organization might have changed, but the quality of its programming has not. more »»

Love, laments over redefined mother

May 8, 2016 I often wonder what Ruth Ann Hout thinks about all day, what consumes her thoughts since dementia has redefined her these past few years. My 92-year-old mother smiles when she sees me. more »»

Guest column/What did Ohio get from a medical school in Athens?

May 8, 2016 As a young EMT volunteer, Jesse Frank saw firsthand the need for medical care in rural Marengo in southern Morrow County, 30 miles north of Columbus. more »»

Some soiree and wedding reflections

May 8, 2016 Whether it’s called a soiree or just an extremely good dinner, the Jefferson County Farm Bureau Rural-Urban Soiree was quite a success in the food, program and door prize departments. more »»

Web page a ‘work-in-progress’

May 8, 2016 In the 20 years the library system has had a web page, we have tried to figure out how it fits into the system and what purpose it serves to us and all the library users who utilize the page. more »»

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Trump, the phenomenon

February 26, 2016 Super Tuesday looms ahead. Now, I should be making more guacamole, buying some wings and some good beer because this Super day is way more important to life than Super Bowl Sunday. more »

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