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Guest column/Jefferson County Humane Society looks to set record straight

December 20, 2015 I am writing to correct several statements published in a Dec. 13 letter regarding the Jefferson County Humane Society and the Humane Officers (“Looking for help for animals. more »»

I’ll do anything to promote library

December 20, 2015 If you know me and have ever asked me about the library system, you know that I will do anything to promote our libraries to the public. more »»

At the Library

December 20, 2015 New Blu-Rays — “The End of the Tour” — The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, right after the publication of... more »»

The true joy of cooking

December 19, 2015 Our newsroom Christmas covered-dish dinner is something we look forward to all year long. Everyone has a signature dish. Everyone except me. more »»

God’s promise is there, waiting to be spring forth

December 19, 2015 It’s crazy. We live in a world where it seems as if life is suddenly cheap. It’s easier to get a gun than to see a doctor in many places. There’s something wrong with that. more »»

Give the best of all gifts: Forgive one another

December 19, 2015 We are living in a day where in San Bernardino, Calif., a group of co-workers went to a holiday party, but did not know they were risking their lives celebrating love. more »»

Making a difference in our area

December 13, 2015 There have been several events recently held throughout the region that help to show that there are many good things happening. One happened on Nov. more »»

Guest column/Let’s all volunteer to support our troops

December 13, 2015 As Christmas approaches, I’ve been reflecting on all of the blessings I’ve received. more »»

Of ornaments and adult coloring books

December 13, 2015 Two Christmas observations I offer up in this week’s column, including having way more ornaments than tree space. Talk about feeling guilty. more »»

Guest column/We should embrace opportunities to show kindness

December 13, 2015 Ever feel impelled to give the world a big hug? We thrive on kindness. more »»

Style show fashions from yesteryear

December 13, 2015 Kristen Willis, owner of Kris’s Vintage Clothing, told the ladies who came out to view the holiday style show at the Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz that everyday is a fashion show because a... more »»

Tree still looks pretty good

December 12, 2015 I keep telling you our Christmas tree is a Charlie Brown tree, but it was, at least, always in one piece. The key word: Wa. more »»

Guest column/Village, nutcrackers inspiring

December 12, 2015 Last Saturday, I was blessed and inspired quite unexpectedly by an event in our town called the Advent Market. more »»

Area has many good things

December 6, 2015 It’s always amazing how the Christmas season seems to bring out the best in everyon. more »»

A novelty and walking history lesson

December 6, 2015 We have groups that come through the newspaper building from time to time to take a tour. more »»

Appreciating decorations, veterans

December 6, 2015 Yes, the garland, pine, ribbons, bright lights, Santa figures and even a few “Frozen” characters are in store windows, on lawns and even on rooftops in a blaze of color by now. more »»

The pie needed some nuts

December 5, 2015 So I took a week off for Thanksgiving — mostly to catch up on cleaning and chase out all the spiders who took up residence during “no-dust” October. more »»

Allowing November to be November

November 29, 2015 Since I last wrote, I’ve seen our first round of snow flakes, which probably isn’t all that remarkable given the time of year it i. more »»

Shopping locally important

November 29, 2015 It’s highly likely that as you read this column, you will have spent at least a portion of the last few days shopping. more »»

People, groups that make life better

November 29, 2015 As November comes to an end, and the world seems to get a bit hectic, I thought I might talk about people and organizations that have done much to make our place in this life a bit bette. more »»

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