Today's News

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    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

  • We proudly fly the red, white and blue on Flag Day

    Dear reader, where did May go?

  • Pat Wellington: 'Anatomy of a Miracle'

    Twenty-six-year-old Cameron Harris has been a paraplegic for four years due to a land mine incident suffered in Afghanistan. He lives with his older sister Tanya in their battered Biloxi, Mississippi neighborhood where only half the houses made it through Katrina. Then one day in the parking lot of the Biz-E-Bee grocery store where his sister was shopping, he suddenly rises up from his wheelchair and begins to walk.

  • Pun Alley: Humor all around

    Recently I received an email with actual pictures of newspaper bloopers.

    For a long time I believed that comedy writers wrote all the bloopers. So, I found a number of real bloopers and puns from newspapers, road signs, radio and TV, along with some others I could not resist.


    headline gems

    From Sacramento: State population to double by 2040; babies to blame

    A 1999 title: Statistics show that teen pregnancy drops off significantly after age 25

    Homicide victims rarely talk to police.

  • A Life Altering Discovery: Mothers Are Not Fathers

    Celebrating another “Mother’s Day,” gave opportunity to reflect on the influence and importance of mothers in our society today. I think for the most part mothers get a bad rap these days, or at least they don’t get the kind of appreciation they truly deserve, and they sure don’t get the pay-package they earn. Of course, if they did nobody could afford a mother.

  • 'Life of the Party' ­just doesn't work

    For those of you who think I spent too much time last week whining about “Overboard” not being funny, just a heads up that “Life of the Party” this week is going to be more of the same. It’s no surprise that neither movie is any good, their studios sent them out to die against “Avengers: Infinity War”.

    Both comedy bombs lucked out because that movie got moved up a week at the last minute, so they got to open on weekends when people had already seen the superior blockbuster.