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Today's News

  • Commission candidates state positions at SR 200 Coalition meeting

    Four of five candidates running for the Marion County Board of Commissioners in the second and fourth districts attended the State Road 200 Coalition Monday, June 11, 

    Helen Dueño, a Democrat, filed her application for Commission District 2 in July 2017 but she has not raised any money, nor has she appeared anywhere to the knowledge of SR 200 Coalition President Pat Gabriel. However, Dueño is unopposed in the Democratic Primary on Aug. 28.

  • Out to Pastor

    With all the sad news in our country today, it is about time for some good news. However, the way things are going I am not going to hold my breath.

    We just finished supper and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I was watching some television. We like to try to catch up on the news after a day of working.

    I was drifting off into Whatever Land and just chilling when I heard from across the room some gasping.

  • Bingo and Cake
  • Health Corner

    “There is little scientific basis for stating a daily requirement for eight glasses of water,” says Irwin H, Rosenberg, MD, University Professor at the Tufts University Friedman School. “Actual fluid needs vary widely among individuals, and depend upon body size and energy expenditure through exercise, among other factors.”

  • Pun Alley

    The 118th U.S. golf Open Championship will be on June 14–17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Shinnecock Hills, New York. Here at Pun Alley we take some swings with our driver and putter to see if any golf stories are a hit with you.

    Put or putt

    “My doctor told me I needed to exercise and lose weight,” a man was telling his friend, “so I took up golf.”

    “That’s great,” said his friend. “How’s it going?”

  • Bookmark

    Westover’s disturbing, powerful memoir is much more than seeking the education she was denied by her

    government-hating, paranoid father whose mental illness was a factor in the astonishing lack of concern for his children’s welfare.

    Born to survivalists in the beautiful mountains of Idaho, Tara prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs with her mother, a midwife and healer. Tara had no birth

    certificate, never saw a doctor, and didn’t go to school. 

  • Crane's Corner

    Great minds agree that we become what we think about. For example, when we focus on our aches and pains, we become the pain. Imagine if when everyday challenges arise, you could remain calm instead of being negatively affected. Imagine letting go of the pain, self-pity, emotional imbalances, and staying focused and in control of your mood and your decisions.

    This is not a lobotomized state. It’s choosing to act constructively with discernment.

  • Memorial Day Observance

    In spite of a pouring rain, many residents of Cherrywood turned out for the Memorial Day observance sponsored by the Veterans Club and the Color Guard. Everyone huddled under the protection of our new pavilion as the program began with the presentation of colors and our National Anthem. Marty Duesel, President of the Cherrywood Veterans Club, perfectly timed ordered each activity.

  • Mountains From Molehills

    I wrote you all last week about the people in my boot camp company who teased me because I talked funny.

    After some needed rest, my mental attitude is improved, so this week’s column is about the people who have helped me succeed.

    Most of my benefactors were teachers. There was: Mrs. Hoak, first grade; Mrs. Aldrich, second grade; Mrs. Johnson, third grade; Mrs. Richardson in the fourth grade until we moved. I finished the fourth grade with Mrs. Wells.

  • Happenings

    Friday, June 8

    Friday Forum