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Today's Features

  • My snow shovel is getting worn out. The snow seems gone for this year and my poor shovel is not far behind. I think we shoveled our driveway four or five times in the last month and my back and my shovel have paid the price.
    Thankfully, some years the storms pass us by, but the fact is that storms do come. We get snow about every year, maybe not 18 to 20 inches, but we can be pretty sure the snow will come, and sometimes a LOT will come. Right now the snow is melted, but I know before too long, I’ll need a new snow shovel.

  • What comes to your mind when you hear the word “sin?” How about words like disobedience, rebellion, failure, and guilt? Most people don’t like to think about their sin and what it does to themselves and others. I don’t like to think about sin, because it is ugly and it is painful. As a pastor, I wish I could tell you that I do not struggle with sin, but it would not be true. I am a repentant sinner that needs the forgiveness of Jesus. I need Jesus to fight against the temptations of my sinful nature and the temptation of the devil.

  • DEAR DR. ROACH: I am in my 60s. About 40 years ago, I had a case of shingles. Can shingles reoccur, or having once had it am I protected from having it again? I’ve been given conflicting information about whether I need to be vaccinated. -- M.F.

    DEAR DR. ROACH: I heard a report from a recent study that said a person who has shingles early in life is more likely to suffer a stroke. Would you please explain why? -- A.L.R.

  • The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass can form the basis for numerous trips and adventures this summer, and it’s a bargain at $80.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’m interested in getting my 72-year-old mother a smartphone, but want to get one that’s very easy for her to use. What can you recommend?
    Shopping Around

    Dear Shopping,
    There are several different ways you can go about getting your mom a simplified smartphone that’s easy for her to use. Depending on how much you’re willing to spend, here are some different options to consider.

  • Knights of Columbus host dinner
    The Knights of Columbus–All Saints Council in Taylorsville is hosting an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner on Sunday, February 15, from 12 until 2 p.m. and on the 3rd Sunday of every month, thereafter, at the same time. Dinners are held at All Saints Church on Main Cross in Taylorsville.  Prices range from $9.00 for adult, $8.00 for seniors, $4.50 for children 4-12, and children 3 and under are free. Proceeds go to the All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus to fund their charitable work.

  • Do you know your neighbors? I don’t mean just to speak to; I mean do you know them? Do you know their struggles, the challenges they face, the burdens they bear? I bet you know more about them than you think.
    For example, I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore. Across the street was an older couple who had no kids of their own. Next to them lived a police officer and his young bride and new baby. Our next door neighbors were from Great Britain. He taught high school and one day found his Volkswagen placed on his porch by some prankish kids.

  • by NED WAY
    Pastor of Chapel 73-Evangel, Taylorsville

  • Like many gardeners this time of the year, I have been spending cold winter evenings by the fire with a good catalog. The seed catalogues fill the mailbox and I barely make it up the driveway without taking a peak at what’s offered for 2015.