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THERE is nothing like what Grandma used to make when it comes to eating or finding someone who knows the recipe to stir those memories. Passing on family recipes was just as important as a woman … more
For many pet owners, the thought of their furry friend losing a limb can be scary or sad. However, pets with certain conditions, such as bone cancer, can benefit from amputating a limb. In fact, in … more
James Montgomery’s popular Christmas hymn “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (Lutheran Service Book 367) calls not only such angels but also abiding shepherds, contemplating sages, bending … more
A person who repairs and makes shoes and boots is called a cobbler simply because they knew how to “cobble” pieces of leather together to fashion shoes. The profession was highly respected during … more
People often ask me whether good grammar is important. There’s usually a subtext to their question. It’s “Validate all the sweat and effort I’ve put into learning how to speak and write … more
WE were watching this week as thousands of teachers and supporters rallied at the state capitol building in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Education Association, the state’s largest teacher union, was … more
As an educator, I feel blessed that I usually have the same spring break as my three daughters, which means we get to spend a week of quality time off together while my wife continues to go to work … more
Barbecuing is one of the true joys of summertime. Who hasn’t enjoyed good company, perfect weather and good food made over hot coals or a gas fire – at home, in a park, on a beach or a campsite? … more
THE MARK OF a genuine writer is being able to find “the story” no matter where you are or the circumstances surrounding it, or so I have been told. It is an easy task when you are surrounded by … more
Oh, it was all there. The traditional fare of fried chicken, banana pudding, baked beans, cold watermelon and so much more could be found this week at the Danville Cemetery Memorial Picnic. While the … more
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