Opinion Archive

What is the meaning?

Each year the Merriam-Webster Dictionary adds new words to their collegiate dictionary and 2009 is no exception. If you are a wordsmith you might enjoy finding out some of the newest additions.

Focus on the sunny side of life

I think that sometimes we need dreary days just to help us appreciate the sunny days.

Chilo Lock #34 Park is a great place to go for a picnic

The good news is that Ruth Ann is doing great, we have an appoitment at the clinic each Tuesday to check her blood level. Last Thursday evening, Ruth Ann and I took folks from our church group, down to the Chilo Park for a picnic and it was a great one.

We need to work through life

How do you leave a home you have lived in for more than 50 years? Can anyone truly understand what it means to do so, even those who are closest to you? What do you do with all of your stuff? How do you begin to box it all up, especially the memories?

Coping with the heartbreak of not going to McDonalds

My Great Grandma Brown lived to be 95. A lot happened during her lifetime. She was born in the midst of the Civil War and lived to the threshold of the space age.

The Monroe Grange Ice Cream Social will be held July 11

By the time some of you read this you will have missed it, but Saturday July 11 from 5-7 p.m. will be the Monroe Grange Ice Cream Social, so those of you who still can, come out and enjoy sandwiches, cake, pie, and homemade ice cream.

Good gear important for successful summer outdoors

The arrival of spring triggered the primordial instincts of earth

Summertime memories

Youthful summertime memories emerge this time of year as I watch my grandchildren doing some of the things that I did as a child.

It’s been a good weekend, and a sad weekend

It’s been a sad weekend and a good weekend. The sad part is a very lovely lady from Bethel, has gone to heaven to be with her family, her dad, mother, and grandparents, who had made that trip years ago.

Holding the trailer, and our lives together with cotter pins

Last week we pulled our trailer up to my sister

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