• The case of the ‘disappearing’ sock

    I thought by the time I’d reach 30, losing my socks would be a thing of the past. But alas, here I am, still losing them, somewhere between the end of the bed and in between the sheets, in the middle of the night — …

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  • Blessed are the peacemakers

    Blessed are the peacemakers; not only were they biblically important, they are essential to our everyday quality of life. With so much negativity dividing us, causing a trickle-down effect to our health and well-being, job performance and our personal lives, it has a profound impact …

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  • Robbed! Thieves steal more than ‘things’

    It was the last thing I expected when I went home for lunch last Wednesday. When I opened my front door, I immediately noticed the doors to my entertainment center were open with our things pulled out and then I saw my patio door opened …

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  • Are we doing enough on Main Street?

    Like a lot of folks, I’m some times apprehensive about changes. Whether in my personal life, at work or within my hometown, I don’t want to see changes just for the sake of change. I want to see improvement. Needless to say when the cosmetic …

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  • Holiday grief work

    Sunday night was the annual Compassionate Friends candlelighting ceremony, and I can’t express how thankful I am to my family who show up year after year, in all kinds of weather, to remember our two babies who died before they ever got to take a …

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  • What the world wants isn’t what he wants

    It’s hard to believe that another Christmas has almost come and gone. Why does time have to speed up the older we get. I’m certainly not so old that I’ve forgotten how “agonizing” it was waiting for Christmas Day. The closer Dec. 25 got, the …

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  • Driving Mrs. Lacy

    One day my grandma, Suretta Lacy, was feeling down so her friend Jim decided to take her out to dinner to cheer her up. I can just picture the fragile couple helping one another to the car. Not long into their trip they noticed a …

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  • Missing ‘holiday angels’

    There isn’t any time of year that’s any easier than another to lose a loved one. But the holidays are definitely the toughest. And as many of you know, the oddest thing can act as a memory trigger. You can be looking through a junk …

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  • Layering old memories for Christmas decor

    An old quilt, a broken sled and vintage doors ended up being more than just my holiday decor. I am calling this year’s Christmas theme “Nostalgic dumpster diving.” So far, it has gotten pretty good reviews even though I had originally decided to forgo the …

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  • As seen from space

    I’m a sucker for all things Christmas, and Batesville is undoubtedly the perfect place for saps like myself. Our city has to be the most beautiful in all the state! Saturday night, Gary and I took Kaylee to see the lights both downtown and at …

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  • Shiny presents need not apply

    Many of us don’t know what it’s like to have it rough, myself included. Oh, we may think we do, but when I hear stories like this, it makes me realize I can handle what “trials” I think I have. Take 6-year-old Addie Fausett of …

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  • Wrong about right of way

    I was wrong and I am a big enough person to admit it. Because of me, drivers throughout Batesville have been taking a right of way that does not lawfully belong to them, according to Don McSpadden, 16th Judicial District Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. …

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