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Local Commentaries

Praise for the farmer

I will never forget the way some of my “friends” looked at me after my engagement was announced. In fact, I heard some of them snicker when I walked past them. I heard the one girl say, “She is going to marry a dairy farmer! Can you believe that?” I thought nothing about marrying a ...

Rounding Third …An important talk with The Man

OK, God. We need to talk. It occurs to me that since I’ll probably be making your acquaintance face to face sometime in the next decade or so, we have to get a few things straight. If you have plans for me sooner – like next year, or next month, or Saturday – then this is definitely the ...

Enlightening advice for all of us on road

Allow me to first state that I’m not a perfect driver or do I follow all the rules. However, I try to be safe and conscientious as I wield my 3,200-pound vehicle on the road. An ongoing issue with me, and the reason for this letter, is the misuse or lack of safe and proper lighting on ...

A memorable Hymn with meaning

This week I pay homage to my grandfather. His birthday occurred during Lent. His favorite hymn was always “The Old Rugged Cross”. He was a regular church attendee, but when it was time to sing this song, you could count on him singing it with gusto. My mom sang in the choir so I spent the ...

Early air travels with the king

Elvis Presley boarded my airline flights. Twice. In the 1960s, most country stars, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, Eddy Arnold, Jimmie Rodgers, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and more, were all professionally based in Nashville, the Music City. But Elvis lived in Memphis. The first time we ...

Political boundaries apparent with U.S. border

Sean Hannity asked Donald Trump if he’d be a “dictator” if he won the election. Trump replied only on the first day because “We’re going to close the border and we’re going to drill, drill, drill.” Actually,he promised Americans he’d restore border security and energy ...