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The Arley Women’s Club recently announced the recipients of their 2019 “Fall Giving” cycle. In all, just over $11,000 in amounts ranging from $100 to $1,000 was awarded to seven organizations.

I inquired of my father, who was born in 1914, what he considered to be the greatest accomplishment in his lifetime. After thinking about the question for a while he replied, “People don’t suffer … more

Being a veteran has benefits – long-term care, caregiver support, and death benefits, to name a few. One benefit that veterans may not know about is a vacation club benefit. It provides inexpensive lodging at vacation resorts around the world.


I celebrated an anniversary this week on Dec. 2. It was my 14th blogger-versary. Is that a word? But on that day in 2005, I wrote my first blog entry. Those words started me down a path that brought me here. 

Several weeks ago, I convinced Zac to spend an off day making the four-hour drive with me to Leland, Mississippi, birthplace of Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog. more
There are few things that symbolize the approaching Christmas season quite like the traditional Christmas tree. Some of my earliest memories of Christmas are of my father and I going to the woods and … more

HarborChase of Jasper's annual holiday open house will be held Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be food, live music, a door decorating contest and a silent auction featuring several trees and a fireplace decorated by local hospices and home health agencies. The winners of the silent auction will go home with the decorations, and the agency whose submission receives the highest bid will receive the proceeds from the auction to donate to a charity of their choice.


The West Jefferson Festival of Trees once again drew a large crowd to West Jefferson Town Hall Nov. 21-24. More than 100 trees were scattered throughout the building. Some of the most unique included a CD tree, a Toy Story tree and two Thanksgiving trees. Festival organizers also opened a new room as a train room this year.

One of the diseases that had an impact on my early life was leukemia. When I was very young, a girl who rode our school bus was diagnosed with it and soon died. Her parents were some of the … more
Cleaning out the old house has been on our to-do list since Reagan was in the White House. more
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