Columns/Opinions

Tue
16
Dec

Moving past the pages - from books to e-books

In recent months this writer was not only getting ready for a life-altering change in the form of marriage but also another one too – a shift from reading actual books to e-books. Now, obviously, this change has no weight compared
to getting married but it is still quite important to me because I’ve also always loved to read and feel the crisp pages of a book between my fingers.
 
Tue
16
Dec

Hilarious column about colonoscopies

My column last week told of the importance of having a good laugh every now and then…how it helps your body cope with daily stress. So, if you have not had anything to laugh about during the past  week, let me share the following with you.
 
Tue
09
Dec

Listen up and laugh; health benefits waiting

I have used this scripture before to point out the benefit of a merry heart and a good laugh. There are more benefits in having a good laugh than you can imagine. Mark Underwood, president of Quincy Bioscience, is passionate about helping people age well and is putting together a series of articles that will offer readers hopeful messages about aging that will always include some practical tips.
 

 

Tue
09
Dec

Insight: Christmas Traditions reviewed

With the Christmas holiday season well underway, this writer thought she’d take a look at two holiday-related staples – “The 12 Days of Christmas” and gingerbread. In regard to the wellknown song, my attention was caught by an article discussing the actual costs of the items in the song, which I thought was very intriguing
 

 

Tue
02
Dec

Can you believe Christmas is upon us

We are past celebrating Thanksgiving and moving rapidly toward the Christmas holiday, which is just three weeks from this Thursday. I know it is hard to believe that the day is upon us, again. Many events are planned for the next three weeks, as we get ready to celebrate this special time of the year – hopefully with family and friends.
 
Tue
02
Dec

Centurions make a difference – so can we!

This writer knows well that no one is too old or too young to make a difference in someone’s life. Therefore, when I saw an online article about an almost 100-yearold lady specifically changing over 900 lives in the last eight
years it only added to the proof that my claim is true
 
Mon
24
Nov

Editor’s annual Thanksgiving message

“O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good.” - Psalms 118-1 Thanksgiving is the most personal of all the holidays. Poor indeed is the soul that does not have cause to give thanks. Several years ago I ran a column based on a d evotion I led at my church on the night before Thanksgiving in1983 
 
Mon
24
Nov

Which marriage stage are you in?

So apparently there are seven stages of marriage, did you know this? This writer sure didn’t, but I guess I’d better pay attention since I just got married this past weekend.  Anyway – regardless ofwhatever number of stages 
there might be throughout a marriage it takes commitment and communication for sure. 
 
Tue
18
Nov

Losing our longest running advertiser

With the merger of Bank  of Jena and Catahoula-La- Salle Bank, this newspaper is losing its longest running advertiser – dating back to year 1906 – the year after the paper  was first published in 1905. The two strong financial
institutions with over two centuries of total customer service have merged for one purpose, to combine hometown banking with the latest  conveniences, providing an experience unmatched in the area, according to their announcement. 
 
Tue
18
Nov

Decades later: Love finds a way

There are several local couples that this writer knows of who are either childhood or high school sweethearts who were apart for years and then ended up together – one such couple is Mark and Madge Bailey of Olla.And another is one of my best friends who declared at the age of 11 that one day she’d marry Josh – who was a few years older than her – and now well over a decade later they are married and expecting their first child  
 

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