Saturday, September 22, 2018

Woodpecker likely cause of big holes

Q. I saw these holes in my tree and am wondering what they are from. This tree is the only one I have seen...

Celebrates their 70th wedding anniversary

Alvin and Bernice Fiechter of Bluffton recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Alvin and the former Bernice Frauhiger were married Aug. 1, 1948, at the...

Funny things kids say: Over the years, one step at a time

Having been writing this column for 30 years now — I know because I started a few months before the birth of our youngest...

Finding comfort in cupcakes

I stood beside the coffin, tears streaming down my face. Not because I was upset or worried about Grandma, but because I loved her...

Summer Refresher

Where has the summer gone? I hear talk of school starting soon. It just cannot be true; or can it!? According to my calendar,...

Picking perennials for shady gardens

Plants differ in their adaptability to different growing conditions. Sunshine is one of the most significant factors. We often think of light as being...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: MARINATED OR PICKLED

During his first Sunday in the pulpit, our new pastor used the passage of Colossians 3:12-17 to remind us of how believers should allow...

Funny Things Kids Say: Take some time out of the day for some smiles

At Fourth of July festivities, one twin asked the other, “What is in fireworks?” The other twin replied, “Basically gunpowder and freedom!” — Charis...

Life gives you lemons, make lemon pie

Editor’s Note: Gloria Yoder’s grandmother passed away last week after battling complications from a stroke for over a week. The Yoder’s were going to...

Adult children

Most of us know what minor children need from a parent and from a family. Most parents of minor children are struggling to meet...