by Pastor David Grey “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse — the blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today; the curse if you disobey the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command(…)
by Roy Hodge I was really surprised last week to open the morning paper and read a story about Susan Graverson of Oneida and her grandmother’s recipe book. The article was an interesting one and I was surprised because I had just sent my most recent weekly column to Valley News editor Andy Henderson the(…)
by Leon Archer I spent some time on three different days watching fishermen on the Salmon River,and I know I was only seeing a microcosm of the fall salmon fishing world, but I was impressed by the good behavior of the fishermen I observed. There were quite a few people fishing and there were about(…)
by Jerry Kasperek I stand corrected: The picture in my last column was not from the 1950 yearbook but was from the 1948 yearbook. After having a conversation with Beverly Coles Downs about it, I decided to check it out to see what yearbook I had used. I had a pile of them on my(…)
by Jim Farfaglia Walking Song My feet, in a musical mood, keep a steady 4/4 time. The neighborhood dog, with his throaty growl, fills in the bass notes. A distant hunter, from his echoing gunshots, adds some percussion as the songbird, through the lilting air, carries our melody.
by Pastor David Grey “Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” – 1 Corinthians 9:16-17 As many of you know, the Alliance Defending Freedom declared Oct. 7 as “Pulpit Freedom Sunday.” They urged pastors to use their pulpits on that day to either promote or denigrate specific political candidates, political parties and/or(…)
by Roy Hodge National Punctuation Day, a celebration of punctuation, occurs each year during September. The special day was founded in 2004 by Jeff Rubin of MTV’s “College Humor Show” to promote the correct use of punctuation. The value of punctuation: An English teacher wrote these words on the board: woman without her man is(…)
by Leon Archer Seasons are open, the leaves are ready to turn, and migrations are underway or soon will be with salmon running and ducks getting at least a bit restless. It’s a great time to be alive for sportsmen, but non-hunters enjoy the change in the outdoors as well. Everyone has their favorite things(…)