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The Journey is Too Great for You

By Greg Smith Some time ago, I attended a conference for pastors.  The speaker used 1 Kings 19:1-8 (ESV) as his text for a message that would encourage discouraged ministers.…

Family, Vacations, & Boating

Family, Vacations, & Boating

By Management In all fairness, especially to my mother who really does have a clean house, you must understand that I have A.D.D. when it comes to cleaning house. I’m…

Freezing the Garden’s Bounty

Hopefully, your garden hasn’t washed away down the hill and into Roanoke Creek. If you are still picking, good for you! Canning and freezing fresh produce looms each summer as…

Mommy, I’m Bored!

It’s very hot (just in case you hadn’t noticed).  Schools are out.  Vacation Bible Schools are mostly finished.  Many children’s programs have ceased for the summer.  You are limited on…

Anybody seen Grant?

Anybody seen Grant?

We have been trying to find out who Grant is and how we can get in touch with him. There may actually be more than one of him in which…

Half Whitt Shares Former Bosses Comments

It has been a slow news week here in Stump County and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the nice folks at the Sneezeville Sentinel for giving me…

Is Your Soul Depleted?

By James MacDonald Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation…

Pooh Gets Into a Tight Place

By Greg Smith A.A. Milne’s 1926 classic children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh has become a favorite not just of children, but of young and old alike. In chapter two, “In Which Pooh…

Black Snake!

There was a little girl, who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very, very good, But when the snake…

Rain, Anyone?

Rain, Anyone? Everyone that this reporter has interviewed can’t remember a summer with so much rainfall. Sure, we’ve had rainy days before but to get three, four and five inches…