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Local Columns

A squirrelly look at what we think we know

If you've seen the movie "Up," you'll understand why a reporter and I were laughing at ourselves after having literally gotten distracted from what we were working on by a graphic about squirrels the other day. via GIPHY Somehow or other, she had stumbled across a graphic tweeted by the ...

Moving towards interfaith harmony

World Interfaith Harmony Week (Feb. 1-7) was established in 2010 by the General Assembly of the United Nations in order to nurture a culture in which people of all faiths can live harmoniously. Within the shared context of love of the good and love of the neighbor, WIHW encourages leaders in ...

How do we heal?

This week was marked with historic events and quiet conversations. Many called for unity, citing the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s calls for nonviolence and peace on Monday’s holiday, sharing calls for Washington D.C. to see rural communities like ours as more than something to ...

New Year reflections; God is with us

As 2021 quickly approaches, I have heard many express this sentiment: “I can’t wait for 2020 to be over. 2021 has to be a better year.” We all pray this is so. This past year is likely the most difficult year that any of us have ever lived through. No one ever wants to have anything ...

Simple recipes to help lose weight

January is usually the start of new diets, and after 2020 and the pandemic weight we’ve all gained, now is especially the time! A popular diet has been the Keto diet, and there is a new cookbook out now to help those following it to have some food that is quick to make and tastes good ...

It’s not too late for New Year’s resolutions

There is still a week left in January for you all to decide and to implement a New Year’s resolution for 2021 . I’m going to list a few cute quotes on diets for your enjoyment. 1. I put my scale in the corner today and it’s going to stay there until he apologizes to me. 2. My ...