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Thanksgiving, cookbook and more

November 22, 2015 This week marks the feast of all feasts, Thanksgiving, a day we need to give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon us and try to make it more of a blessing for others who are having a hard tim. more »»

Help’s there for substance abuse

November 22, 2015 Since becoming governor, I’ve made helping those struggling with substance abuse one of my top priorities, and I’m proud of the progress we are making in this difficult fight. more »»

God continuously offers lessons in ‘Thanks-living’

November 22, 2015 Would you say that you are a thankful person? Is it possible that you, like so many, are more concerned and consumed in your thoughts by what you don’t have, as opposed to counting the blessings yo... more »»

Forgotten instruments great column fodder

November 21, 2015 While Managing Editor Craig has been on vacation, I have been coming into the office early. I am not a fan of this, because I am clinically dead before 7 a.m. more »»

Getting stuff from the Queen of Gizmos

November 15, 2015 “Any packages come today?” I asked Better Half, who was stoveside, frying bacon for club sandwiches for dinner the other day when I broached the subject. more »»

Officials need to take time to listen

November 15, 2015 Every person going into a public office has goals in mind when taking their oath. more »»

Celebrating 4-H, life of Sister Pauline

November 15, 2015 Ohio 4-H Week was celebrated in October with adult volunteers recognized for the awards of most outstanding alumni 4-H member; hands, heart, head and health presentations; and 4-H members named for... more »»

From the pulpit/The world is a mess, but there is still hope

November 15, 2015 I recently returned from the Middle East (Iraq and Turkey). Our world is a mess, but the Church of Jesus Christ is alive and well, and ministering wonderfully. more »»

Guest column/A plan for West Virginia’s highways

November 15, 2015 Of the growing problems facing West Virginia, one has emerged to place us in a severe predicament. more »»

Trick-or-treating with grandma

November 14, 2015 We took Grandmama trick-or-treating. This was a momentous occasion, since Grandmama hasn’t accompanied us in some years because of her bad hip. more »»

Show support for United Ways

November 8, 2015 Our local United Ways are in the midst of their annual campaigns, seeking support from our residents to provide for a variety of community services aimed at helping those in need. more »»

We need to stop playing ‘the blame game’

November 8, 2015 Consider with me the book of Genesis, Chapter 3 to view something many people still do today. I am amazed at the power of our God to just speak and things come into existence. God says and it is so. more »»

Of warm weather, ferns and costumes

November 8, 2015 It’s 8 p.m. on Wednesday as I finally settle down to write what’s in this week’s column space today. I’m at home where the back door is open, the screen window down. more »»

Appreciating all that veterans do

November 8, 2015 The United States and all the world are observing the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II this year, and many American Legion posts and VFW organizations have been doing the same thing durin... more »»

Jerk Cat, the cupcake slayer

November 7, 2015 I told our Sassy Saint not to give Jerk Cat any birthday cake. “He wants it,” she said. “We all want things that aren’t good for us,” I said. more »»

Community Stars: Special people, event

November 1, 2015 If you’re so inclined, make sure you check out Page 5E in today’s Valley Life section. more »»

Keep your hands off my bacon

November 1, 2015 Every couple of years, we hear a report by some group of scientists and researchers who say they have found new information that some type of food isn’t good for you. more »»

Ramblings and whatever comes to mind

November 1, 2015 This is my week without pictures, so I can ramble on about whatever comes to mind. Sometimes it can be nothing, other times, it can be lots. more »»

From the pulpit/Thanksgiving with the Christmas creep

November 1, 2015 It is that time of year again when we begin to think and prepare for the holidays. more »»

Spirit Week and an active imagination

October 31, 2015 This past week was spirit week, and somehow our Sassy Saint was appointed band senior sign coordinator. Apparently it went thus: “Will we get senior signs this year?” Student No. 1 said. more »»

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