Brain making you plump?

September 30, 2008 I'm fat again. Well maybe not fat fat. But five pounds has become ten, and once again I'm toddling down the road toward portly.

Letters to the Editor

September 29, 2008 Finger pointing Has anyone noticed the theme of the D.C. bailout talks? Come on, surely you've heard it several times by now.

Main Street U.S.A.

September 29, 2008 Every town, even the smallest, holds a secret. Along its streets, down its alleyways, past the stop sign or stop light, every town has a story.

Using religion to win

September 26, 2008 What began in January with Mike Huckabee's "Christian Leader" ads in Iowa and subterranean attacks on Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has further degenerated into false rumors about Barack Obama'

Going broke together

September 25, 2008 There's nothing more embarrassing than money. Or rather, the lack of it. People are more willing to talk about their sex lives than they are their financial status.

To pray or prey

September 24, 2008 For years, Tony Alamo, a self-styled prophet and convicted tax evader who for nearly four decades has preached anti-gay, anti-Catholic and anti government doomsday rhetoric, has been accused of preyin


September 23, 2008 Volunteerism not dead Dear editor: If you try to tell the members of the Extension Homemakers Clubs of Independence County that volunteerism is dead, you may get an argument.

Kids in the dark

September 23, 2008 Last week, I got to "rough it" just like in the "olden days." Except I was not nearly as prepared as the pioneers were, and I was a lot more vocal with my displeasure about having to do withou