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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Foxgloves & fireflies: Throwing a simple graduation party

    Fruit kabobs are an easy dessert or snack for a simple graduation party. Image: Pinterest There are graduation parties, and then, there are graduation parties. Both are about the same thing, but there are worlds of difference in how they are conducted. If your graduation...

    September 11- have you forgotten?

    New York City Firefighter Tony James cries during a funeral service for New York Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Mychal Judge, Sept. 15, 2001. Judge died when he was hit by debris while giving last rites on 9/11. (Getty) Like November 22, 1963, or December 7,...

    Attention all nerds: Happy Pi Day!

    Welcome to March 14, or 3.14, commonly known in math geek circles as “Pi Day.” “Pi” or π is the Greek letter that represents the English letter P.  In geometry, the P stands for “perimeter,” the distance around a circle (also known as circumference).  Mathematicians...

    Foxgloves & Fireflies: Propagating garden and house plants

    It’s been a long time a’ comin’ but fall is finally beginning to show up in the early mornings, the leaves have changed to a lesser green, and although not entirely orange and yellow yet, I can see the promise of it coming. This has...

    Guest Editorial: Part 1 of 3: Where is the American Church?

    Following is an opinion/guest editorial piece- Part 1 of 3: Where is the American Church?- submitted by Pastor Tom Fillinger, IgniteUS Ministries- info@igniteus.net. There are 300,000+ churches in the USA. The latest figure developed by formal research completed by Dr. Thom Rainer, president of Lifeway,...

    Foxgloves & Fireflies: grandmothers

    LeeAnn Garrison
    Photo: "This is my daughter, Eva "Sassy." She was about 5-6 years old in this photo. She loves to play in the mud!” LeeAnn (and Todd) Garrison of Mt. Hope   Growing up, I had the best of both worlds. I had city grandparents and country...

    Foxgloves & Fireflies: Teachers

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    In writing an article for another paper I recently came across the story of a fourth-grader who initiated a fundraiser for a new animal shelter in her area. The fact that it was a child who came up with the idea was amazing, but...

    Letter to the Editor: For official use only

    Joseph Land
    FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - The Department of the Army issued orders today to COL S. Claus, recalling him to active duty, with a report date of 24 Dec 16.  A reservist, with 1,742 years of service, this airborne soldier specializes in vertical delivery of high-value...

    WFF Enforcement K9 Unit a different breed

    One turkey hunter was extremely grateful that the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Law Enforcement Section has a K9 unit, although there is little public awareness of this enforcement asset. Of course, the reason few people have heard about it is this K9 unit...

    Foxgloves & Fireflies: A little thought with eyes

    I have a friend who was revived after being coded, and later on her sister, who is a nurse, looked up the hospital records to see how long she was "gone." We were all shocked to learn that the official time was 22 minutes. The night...