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There is a window of opportunity in the lives of most children when it’s possible to inspire them to reach higher. Young children will often listen, but they get lost in the words. Older kids get to a point in their lives where they know everything. They hear you and understand what you’re saying, they just think you’re stupid. The sweet spot is around the age of 14 years old. This seem to be a good time to plant seeds of opportunity. more
In 1965 upon my graduation from Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas, I sought out Bruce Myers who had an office in the Walker County Courthouse working for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. I … more
Bug Tussle moves across the Cullman-Walker county line and gets a four-legged mayor in a mystery book series for childen that debuted in February.Tuscaloosa author Paula Castleberry Wildgrube's … more
In my humble opinion, the most enjoyable and sometimes even humorous aspects of home gardening is not necessarily growing those two pound tomatoes, or fifty pound plus watermelons, or even the prize … more
Life is a water pipe. It may be hard to wrap your mind around this, but it’s true. It will take a little “splaining” but bear with me.This past week the sun and blue sky made me feel like it … more
Around 1982, Joe Staggs, Bob Lee, and myself were trustees of Oakman Elementary School. We were in search of a new principal after the untimely death of Leo Guthrie who was a former principal. The … more
I had to cover a city council meeting in Sumiton yesterday. Sometimes it’s hard for me to face that kind of work without a stiff drink, so I stopped in The Blend Coffee Shop to buy some … more
EDUCATIONLast week I wrote that I am interested in learning as much about the more than 120 old school building that once provided an education for Walker County students. Since that time I have had … more
Veterans, local clergy and members of the public gathered on Thursday evening, Feb. 14 at the American Legion Woods-Smith Post 9 to honor the memory of the ''Four Chaplains" sometimes referred to as … more
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