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Old Man Winter needs to disappear

Old Man Winter needs to disappear

Okay, Old Man Winter can go away now. Bring back the mild weather we had in December, and I’ll be doing just fine. My old bones simply can’t adjust to…

Case of the missing cats

Case of the missing cats

A lot of people love their family pets, myself included. We have two dogs, and for the most part, they are a joy. Others consider cats their pet of choice.…

“Giving Spirit” alive and well here

“Giving Spirit”  alive and well here

I know I have written this a lot, but I am truly amazed at the “giving spirit” of so many people in our area. I’m writing this two days before…

Acts of kindness more important than receiving gifts

Acts of kindness more  important than receiving gifts

For me Christmas and the holidays are more about acts of kindness, and less about receiving presents. At my age I would rather see a smile on a child’s face,…

Christmas is a time to help others

Christmas is a time to help others

A local businessman once told us our Christmas Wish program was a farce. His contention was that some of the people we were helping were also getting help from a…

You think you’ve had a rough year?

You think you’ve had a rough year?

You think you had a rough year? Think again! So I’m visiting my Alzheimer’s plagued mother last night in Lansing. We had a close call. She was supposed to be…

What America needs now- compromise

What America needs now- compromise

Thanksgiving is America’s day to give thanks. With families and friends, we sit down to a nice Thanksgiving dinner, and eat and pray like the Pilgrims once did. This year…

Do you need help? Write Us!

Do you need help? Write Us!

It’s time again for this newspaper’s annual Christmas Wish program. In the next few weeks we are asking readers that find themselves or their family in a dire situation to…

My mom said “ouch” and it made me laugh

My mom said “ouch” and it made me laugh

Ouch! For the first time in a year my mother vocalized a discernable word. “Ouch” she said when I squeezed her wrist. When I asked, “did it hurt?” she said…

Marion should stay in Highland Conference

Marion should stay in Highland Conference

Last night, concerned parents and students had an opportunity to voice their opinion on whether Marion should stay a member of the Highland Conference or apply for membership elsewhere. The…