Today's Features

  • Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop. We rake and pile and they jump. I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer.
    At the farm raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Taylorsville Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week last week with daily events, a bookmark contest and students signed a pledge to stand against drugs and bullies.

    Grade level bookmark winners are pictured and are Chasity Adams, Sydney Druin, Alyssa Hitch, Gracie Douglas, Kaylee Waldridge and Emily Ford.

  • A country song a few years ago was titled, “The Choices We Have Made,” and I thought about the choices we make. Some are good choices, some are bad choices, some are better and some are worse.
    The very best choice we can make is to receive Jesus as our savior and follow him. If we do follow Jesus and never look back, all the choices we make will be great ones.

  • Are you a breakfast person? I generally am not, and I think I pay the price for it. Now don’t get me wrong, I love breakfast, I just rarely take the time to eat it.  And I can hear some of you now saying, “Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day..”

  • Makes 12 servings

    2 cups (12-ounce package) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
    1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
    1/3 cup powdered sugar
    3 cups toasted rice cereal
    Heat morsels and 3/4 cup peanut butter in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth; remove from heat. Add sugar; stir vigorously until smooth.

  • As mentioned in last weeks column, divorce has many direct or indirect victims, including the children. When parents divorce it more likely was preceded by many instances, perhaps many months of fighting, arguing, even physical confrontations involving abusive behaviors.
    When this has happened for an extended period of time, children may be glad that this has finally come to an end, and divorce may be seen by them as a welcome relief, because the atmosphere has again become more tranquil or peaceful.

  • As the Halloween season approaches, learn how to dress your pet for trick or treating success, and think about what activities are best for your pet.

  • Dr. James “Randy” Ransdell is hosting his third annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back at his dentist office in Elk Creek on Friday, Nov. 4.

  • “I can’t believe it!” I told Chloe as we walked to work. “The Barkstreet Band wants me to be their drummer,” I said, walking on clouds since their lead singer, Bark, asked the night before.