The Amish Cook: Harvesting haystacks for breakfast

The Amish Cook: Harvesting haystacks for breakfast

“Gloria, the way it sounds we have another carry-in to plan,” Eunice said to me. We were sitting side by side on hay bales on the trailer ...

January 7th, 2016 |  


Along the Garden Path 2016 gardening possibilities

Along the Garden Path 2016 gardening possibilities

Welcome to a new year in gardening. January is a month to power down, recharge and pause before spring and gardening time begins again.2016 is a brand...

January 7th, 2016 |  


On Neff Road: Good enough for cows and kids

On Neff Road: Good enough for cows and kids

Writing this column is indeed a combined effort. My sister, June, is a major contributor. Thank goodness for Skype.June in Key West or in Angola, Indi...

January 6th, 2016 |  



Back Around the House II: Holidays spent in a cast

Back Around the House II: Holidays spent in a cast

As my regular readers know, I broke my left foot right before Thanksgiving and have spent four weeks plus in a “walking cast.” Now, I̵...

January 6th, 2016 |  


New Madison News: Christmas is history

New Madison News: Christmas is history

Holiday closure means storing those outdoor lights and all inflatables. It means bundling your paper, gift bags and tags into a central spot for next ...

January 5th, 2016 |  


The Amish Cook: Frolic day and breadsticks

The Amish Cook: Frolic day and breadsticks

Frolic day at my parents. Helping Mom with lunch. Going to my uncle’s store. Finish cleaning. My day looked packed full, but enjoyable. It was 6...

January 4th, 2016 |  


Today’s Challenges: Don’t fall; stay away from the edge

Today’s Challenges: Don’t fall; stay away from the edge

Well, I had a “rude awakening” this past week, literally! I fell out of bed… There I was sound asleep, dreaming I was climbing a lad...

January 2nd, 2016 |  


Preacher’s Point: All things are becoming new

Preacher’s Point: All things are becoming new

I remember being in my grade school years (late ’60s early ’70s) talking with my friends about what we wanted to be when we grew up and ho...

January 2nd, 2016 |  


The Focus: Give our best everyday

The Focus: Give our best everyday

“The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a Son and will call Him - Emmanuel … ‘God is with us.’” - Isai...

January 2nd, 2016 |  


Mitten tree success

To the editor:Thanks to the generous spirit of the people of our community, the Fish Mitten Tree has once again provided mittens and gloves to warm th...

December 30th, 2015 |