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It’s up to everyone to keep it clean

May 1, 2016 It doesn’t take much effort to keep a community clean, as long as people are willing to step up and lend a hand. more »»

The seven laws of sowing and reaping

May 1, 2016 Jesus teaches us a great lesson of sowing and reaping in Luke 8:5-15: "A sower went out to sow his seed. more »»

Current school times the responsible choice

May 1, 2016 In the last few years, the school budget in Hancock County has suffered continuous loss of tax revenue. more »»

Insight shed on ‘How was your day?’

May 1, 2016 “How was your day?” It’s a question no doubt asked in households across America every day, every where, a simple question that prompts a simple answer or a detailed one. It just depends. more »»

Remembering a friend, old products

May 1, 2016 I enjoy receiving the newsletter from the Puskarich Public Library of Cadiz, Freeport and Scio. more »»

A possible look at a life without the kids

April 30, 2016 Our Little Professor and Sassy Saint left me all alone for five days while they galavanted off on a school trip. Five days; I didn’t know what to do with myself. more »»

Support of Madonna basketball team appreciated

April 30, 2016 More than one month has passed since the Madonna Lady Dons basketball team made its trip to Charleston for the W.Va. Girls State Basketball Tournament. more »»

Educate yourself before voting

April 24, 2016 West Virginia’s primary election is in only a couple of weeks. more »»

Satisfy your spiritual appetite

April 24, 2016 When our children were babies and became hungry we fed them different types of baby food. Some of the food looked and smelled awful to me but the babies seemed as if they couldn't get their fil. more »»

While awaiting the arrival of ‘royalty’ ...

April 24, 2016 “Are the king and queen coming?” Better Half asked, his voice thick with a healthy heap of spousal sarcasm that I have come to anticipate and appreciate in him through the many years of our being... more »»

Taking a coal and court educational trip

April 24, 2016 Can you remember going on school bus trips in your youth and how excited you were to be getting out of school for even a short time? While it was not a far destination, the third-grade pupils in th... more »»

Clothes shopping will be the death of me

April 23, 2016 I had already lost the will to live three times. Consecutively. It was hot. I was sweating, although it may have been a nervous sweat. My Sassy Saint and I were clothes shopping. more »»

Coordinated efforts are needed

April 17, 2016 There are numerous efforts under way in our region to help provide some growth and improvement in our communities. Some are more visible, with current construction taking place. more »»

Lawmakers need to step up on drug issue

April 17, 2016 Over the past several decades, the incidence of overdose deaths has continued to rise. West Virginia now has an epidemic of drug related deaths. more »»

Cultivating a spiritual garden

April 17, 2016 What a rollercoaster ride we have endured with changing temperatures. But, we have been blessed with warmer temperatures the last couple of days. more »»

Things occur to me, and I take action

April 17, 2016 Things occur to me, and I take action. In this case, I had placed an order for “a few things” from a company that sells western items — clothing, jewelry, household goods, etc. more »»

Good reason behind delayed cleaning

April 17, 2016 I did something last Saturday that I have not done since Jan. 31. I cleaned the full-length mirror in our bathroom. more »»

My children have a better social life than I do

April 16, 2016 All my free time is invested in my children’s social lives, and I have none of my own. What is even more sad is I’ve only just now realized this. more »»

It all starts with a little acceptance

April 10, 2016 I’ve been reading a lot of commentary in recent months about protests and petitions on college campuses across the nation. more »»

Complete the FAFSA, pay for college

April 10, 2016 Earning a skillset certificate or college diploma is one of the most promising pathways to a bright and prosperous future for our state and our students. more »»

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