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Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Recipe of the Week from the Happy Chef: Accidently Planned Best Ever Lasagna

By Leigh Sackett Sometimes you get things right. Cooking is like painting, there are moments when you create something you did not expect, just...

Preacher’s Corner: Of Oaks and Kudzu

The driveway is long and straight.  Stretching out from it are verdant lawns immaculately manicured.  At the drive’s far end rises a structure to...

Drowning My Cancer Fears in Cupcakes

Certain things strike fear into our hearts; one of mine is when I hear the mention of pancreatic cancer. I feel a little sick...

Sustaining the Power of Language for Change

New words or phrases we hear clearly. They gain our attention, rising in the radar of common language and conversation. Again and again on...

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...