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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Chickity-Doo-Dah, Chickity-Ay…

No, I haven't lost my mind. This weekend I bought a 40 lb. bag of “Chickity Doo Doo” organic fertilizer from Northwest Hardware on...

The Bittersweet Day

Some weeks ago, we set ‘Big Boy’, our rescued g-hog, free. The time had come. When g-hogs are ready to leave you, they display...

Medical Malpractice—an Unaddressed Problem in Health Care Reform

In a recent column about the causes of the health care crisis I mentioned that one player has been overlooked:  the consumer.  As congressmen...

A “Country” Girl’s Perspective on Neighborhoods

I have never been one for neighborhood block parties or weekly progressive dinners.  Perhaps because I like my privacy and want to avoid the over-interested...

Goodlatte: Working to Keep Terrorists Out of the United States

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States has been engaged in a war to root out terrorism in order to protect...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Fried Green Tomatoes

My friend Stuart (who happens to be the publisher of this paper) has a late blooming garden. I guess when you are a busy...

Some Families Don’t Travel So Well . . . Or At All

I am not a big fan of summer.  Width challenged people (like me) normally don’t fare well in toasty climates, often producing enough perspiration to...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: End of Summer Vegetable Casserole

By Leigh Sackett I don’t think of summer as being just a "season" . . .   or even a state of mind - but...

Planning for School Success – A Very Good Idea

Now, I am not saying that summer is almost over, but, school IS just around the corner.  Many kids in the area return to...

Growing Up In Prison

Most of my friends are unaware that I spent the summer in prison before moving to Roanoke in 1953. During my senior year at...