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Child-Carrying Member

May 8, 2013 I’m a member of a club. It doesn’t have a name. There is no official membership, yet all those who are part of the club realize they’re members. more »»

I'm Still Here

March 13, 2013 Some of you have been kind enough in the past week or two to ask where I’ve been. You’ve actually missed this little column of mine. more »»

My 2013 Declaration

January 2, 2013 So I’ve been thinking about this whole new year, new start, new habits thin. more »»

The Thrill Of Hope

December 26, 2012 “The thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices.” That line from “O, Holy Night” has reverberated with me for weeks. It seems like each week it takes on a different nuance. more »»

Moments To Live

December 19, 2012 I was in KMart. . . in the electronics section. I?looked over and saw a news report on the bank of televisions. I didn’t know the whole story, but I knew something horrific had happened at a schoo. more »»

Black Thursday?

November 20, 2012 Honestly, I’ve never been one of those people who complained that the Christmas season began too soon. more »»

New Voting Strategies

October 31, 2012 We all know Tuesday is Election?Day -- there’s really no escaping the various political advertisements and opinions. I think it’s safe to say we’re all pretty sick of the rhetoric. more »»

Starting Kindergarten

September 5, 2012 A major event occurred in my little family recently -- my oldest child, Joellen, went to Kindergarten. It’s one of those big events that usually makes both children and parents cry. more »»

My Olympics

August 8, 2012 What is that one Olympic moment that lives in your memory? There are many great ones, but I believe everyone has one that really stands ou. more »»

Mountaineer Hospitality

July 24, 2012 A couple years ago some college friends of mine were passing through West Virginia and we made arrangements to meet. I suggested we attend a small festival in a north-central West Virginia town. more »»

Blessed

July 3, 2012 On Friday my sister Betsy and I decided to take my kids to the Marietta Aquatic Center for a day of fun in the su. more »»

Miracle Product? I Can Hope

June 27, 2012 The other day I saw a commercial for a facial moisturizer that boasts of having a 30 SPF (sun protection factor). I was amazed at such a high SPF in a daily lotion. more »»

Mr. Yuck At The Ready

June 20, 2012 My son Andrew is now 14 months old. For any of you who know much about babies, that means he is right in the middle of one of the toughest periods for parents. more »»

The Real Deal

May 30, 2012 While getting dressed for the day Friday, I got out my Fiesta Bowl t-shirt. It would be the second day in one week I had worn the favorite shirt -- usually reserved for Saturdays -- to wor. more »»

It’s Not Easy Being Green

April 25, 2012 I have come to the conclusion that my life would be much more neat, simple, and easy if I just didn’t care about the environment. The sad part is, I am far from the “greenest” person you know. more »»

From Darla Barttlet

April 25, 2012 I am very thankful to have the Ebert Brothers show in town. They had a great show Saturday night. Ray and Pat sang gospel songs. It was beautiful. They had several music acts. more »»

From George Friedline

April 25, 2012 Many young peoples’ lives are being changed as they continue to serve us in Afghanistan. They are our true heroes. Let us pray that all who come home will be greeted by the support that they deserve. more »»

24 Isn’t Enough

April 11, 2012 Ever feel like 24 hours just aren’t enough in each day? Well I certainly do lately. more »»

Tiny Stitches

March 28, 2012 My mother, an avid quilter, may not have taught me her skill, but she certainly taught me the marks of a good quilt. I admire perfect points in quilt piecing. more »»

Quick, Calm Thinking

March 21, 2012 In our office we have a scanner so we can hear if there is any breaking news, particularly of an emergent nature, that we nature need to cove. more »»

 
 
 

 

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