The little things count the most

The little things count the most

The 100-day countdown unwound at last. You may remember the 100-link children’s paper chain we made earlier this summer. After the chains were m...

September 18th, 2020 |  


Remembering Aunt Barbara

Remembering Aunt Barbara

As I was picking some apples last night to make a pie, it took me back to my childhood.My brothers and sisters and I loved to go to Mallows’ Orc...

September 16th, 2020 |  


Insulin resistance and diabetes prevention

Insulin resistance and diabetes prevention

Dear Dietitian,My doctor says I have insulin resistance syndrome. I need to lose about 40 pounds, and the doctor said this would help my insulin resis...

September 12th, 2020 |  



Pathway of Hope, changing lives in Shelby County

Pathway of Hope, changing lives in Shelby County

The Salvation Army, located at 419 Buckeye Ave., in Sidney, has brought Pathway of Hope to Shelby County. Pathway of Hope (POH) is an intensive case m...

September 10th, 2020 |  


Cowboys, teachers, and Father Fix-It

Cowboys, teachers, and Father Fix-It

Where do cowboys come from? In my family’s case, they came from a farm in Ohio. My cousins Del and Dana were raised on that farm but had an itch...

September 5th, 2020 |  


A coal miner’s daughter

A coal miner’s daughter

Ever been in a working coal mine? I’ve been in three, all in southeastern Kentucky: a mine where longwall mining was used, another that used con...

September 5th, 2020 |  


Trip ends on a sour note

Trip ends on a sour note

Back before it took a lot of nerve and a really efficient face mask, I flew commercially to Florida to see a friend. We spent many happy days together...

September 4th, 2020 |  


Cherishing moments with family

Cherishing moments with family

We are down to the last days of Mary’s stay. Oh, how we will all miss her once she’s gone back home to Ohio! After two months of having Ma...

September 4th, 2020 |  


Fran’s Favorites: Mother’s Chili Sauce

Fran’s Favorites: Mother’s Chili Sauce

I continue to enjoy the beautiful tomatoes from the garden this season.We have been eating them nearly every day and I’m not tired of them yet. ...

September 2nd, 2020 |  


Despite government warnings — the scams just keep coming

Despite government warnings — the scams just keep coming

I’ve often thought that if those who spend their time trying to find ways to illegally obtain the hard-earned money of their prey would simply s...

August 31st, 2020 |