Time to take a devotional break: Is school really over?

It’s that time of year again. Finals are completed, lockers are emptied, and teachers pack up books and take inventory of school supplies. Days...

Always a reason to celebrate

Grandparents Alieta and Denny have regular “Libby” days with their granddaughter Liberty, 5. On a recent Libby day, Denny, Libby and Alieta were sitting...

Share Gloria’s favorite picnic picks on Memorial Day

Hello! I hope all of you readers are having a great month of May.  A special thank you to my mother for filling in...

15 tips for constructive conflict

Everyone gets angry from time to time. Everyone experiences conflict. But not everyone knows how to resolve conflict in a more effective manner. Here...

Caring for trees damaged during thunderstorms

Q. Several trees on my property were damaged during recent storms. Some just lost a few limbs, but others are split along the trunk....

Funny Things Kids Say: All good parties come to an end

As a wonderful Mother’s Day drew to a conclusion Sunday evening, Erin asked her two young daughters if they would do the dishes “since...

Dr. Carrie Pence Duke receives doctorate

Dr. Carrie Pence Duke, recently graduated from Ball State University with her Ph.D. in Nineteenth Century American Literature. She is currently teaching literature at...

Hold on to your hat, it’s the year-end softball game!

Editor’s Note: Gloria is on vacation this week, her mother, Dorcas Raber, is filling in. Batter up! The last day of school had finally come. In...

Baby Boomers age gracefully and finish well

(Part two of two parts) Most Baby Boomers’ households have two spouses working. Some work from home. And some make more than $60,000 annually. The...

50th wedding anniversary: June 3, 2017

Kevin and Cheryl Crist will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. at...