Always ready for fundraiser brunches
February 15, 2015 We need something to look forward to after church on Sunday, and the Smithfield Fire Department pancake-sausage brunch was just the thing to get people together and enjoy some good food. more »»
Real leadership requires action
February 8, 2015 Filing for local municipal elections wrapped up last weekend. There are a few new names appearing on the ballots in our communities, but there also are many “regulars. more »»
Have you ever noticed?
February 8, 2015 I love one liners, pithy quotes and memorable sayings. I love short Sunday morning messages and one hour church services. Now, I'm not justifying these things, I'm just telling you what I lik. more »»
The Valentine’s Day pressure returns
February 8, 2015 Calendar scanning prompted Better Half’s announcement, his eyes wide with a sense of oh-no at the realization that it was February, and Valentine’s Day was fast approaching. more »»
County farm bureau wants members
February 8, 2015 It was burgers and fries, soups, salads and pies that tempted the taste- buds of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau members who came out in the cold for the annual membership drive that sends chairme... more »»
Stop playing the blame game
February 1, 2015 Just wondering, how many of us are being faithful to the New Year's Resolution we made within the last 31 days? All too often we make a resolution that is simply out of reach or unreasonabl. more »»
What weather will February bring?
February 1, 2015 One more month of winter weather has passed — days that were filled with deep down temperatures, blowing snow, slippery roads and fog that turned the tree limbs and sidewalks to a crystal ice. more »»
Elections are interesting times
January 25, 2015 Several of our local communities are planning elections this spring, with council seats, mayoral positions and other elected offices going up for grabs. more »»
It was a week of a lot of brokenness
January 25, 2015 “I might break your camera.” I’ve lost count how many times people have said that to me over the years, cautioning me just as I’m about to snap a picture. more »»
Another chance to get it right
January 24, 2015 The Sassy Saint wandered downstairs, wrapped in a blanket and her hair standing up every which way. One eye was half-open and she mumbled something incoherent as she stumbled toward the kitche. more »»
Who is the blind man?
January 18, 2015 Background Passage: John 9. 1-38; Specific Passage John 9. 1-5 Key verse: 9. 5b "but that the works of God should be revealed in him. more »»