From the Headlines

7 Ways to Help Hurricane Victims

September 19, 2017

(Family Features) Natural disasters come in multiple forms and can quickly devastate many lives in a matter of moments. While they all can cause nightmares for those affected, few are as powerful and destructive as hurricanes. That’s why, when hurricanes make landfall and wreak havoc, help is immediately needed and accepted by the people and […]

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How Rural Women Can Make an Impact

May 23, 2017

(Family Features) For hundreds of years, women have been a key pillar of the agriculture industry, accounting for one-third of the country’s farmers according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. While not always thought of in a traditional “farmer” role, women make an impact in the industry and in helping feed the rapidly growing global […]

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Responding to tragedy and hate

June 30, 2016

Whenever there is a massive tragedy such as the one in Orlando, I’m always at a loss of how to feel. When the planes hit the Twin Towers on 9/11, my coworkers and I spent the next few days in a haze, watching the television, not talking, just staring. We would pass each other in […]

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Addiction is a serious problem, but there is hope

April 14, 2016

It’s Spring. And that means my allergies are about to drive me batty. I get a news release every other day about some allergen that is at dangerously high alert levels. In fact, I’m not so sure it’s still allergies anymore. It may have moved on to consumption. Last night when I was at the […]

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When it comes to guns, how young is too young?

March 1, 2016

Recently there was a series of shootings along a highway near my hometown. It's a highway many of us travel several times a week because it is the way "to town." Most of the shootings were at Wal-Mart trucks or other semis, but some cars were shot as well. One of the cars that was […]

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From the Headlines: Joe the Missionary

January 26, 2016
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This past week I met Joe. Well, I didn't actually meet Joe. I met him in the spring of 2015 when I wrote an article about him after he was honored for being a Vietnam Veteran. But I learned something new about Joe. Joe is one of those people I run into regularly in town. […]

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