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This is Holy Week. For us Christians, it is the holiest of weeks where we remember events of the life of Jesus that led to the ultimate sacrifice and His resurrection. I was fortunate to have … more
Dear Editor,   Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are industrial-sized livestock operations, as described by Kathryn Skopec in last week’s front page story. However, the … more
I believe in guardian angels.  One was certainly watching over me on Sunday. When I returned home from my shift at Woods on Sunday afternoon, I made a shocking discovery that rocked my … more
Spring is here! Trees and grass are turning green, flowers are popping up, shrubs and bushes are starting to have buds, birds are chirping happily and melodiously in the morning and baby animals are … more
My baby, my first born, will be 19 this week. Oh my — how I could go through the emotions that very night being only 19 years old myself knowing that in hours I would be bringing a life into … more
  As I stood at my window watching the beautiful snow falling this past Saturday, I was reminded of the children’s storybook The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  In this book a … more
Multinational corporations like Amazon and huge retailers like Walmart may believe they are the axis the world revolves on, but no matter how important they seem, they are not. What truly makes … more
The employee shortage is the hot topic of conversation these days. The shortage has hit an area that surprises me in one way and in another way not so much. That occupation is officials for high … more
My family moved to Dallas County in August 1957. That is right. I am not a Dallas County native. Nine years old when my folks bought a farm on the Dallas-Webster County line, I have lived 64 years … more
The older a child gets, the smarter their father becomes.I think that Father’s Day does not get enough recognition. If you have a good man who is or has taken that place as a father to you, I … more
A few months ago, one of my fellow mom friends was accused by her teenage daughter of using “aggressive punctuation” in text messages. Since we are both writers, my friend and I discussed this … more
Ever since I was a baby, my life has been tied to smaller communities. Living in Girard, Kansas, a town of nearly 3,000, it is a commonplace to know the name of most people within the city or the … more
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