Knothole Gang etc.

July 6, 2006 The annual Cousins Reunion has to be one of the most unique family reunions in the world, and the 19th version takes place Friday and Saturday.

Program worth noting

July 5, 2006 I read a piece last week in the Newport Independent about a literacy project called “A Bookcase for Every Child.”

A true redneck

June 27, 2006 As I write my column for this week on Monday, I’m feeling pretty ... well, I guess you might say, “well done.”

Family Adventure

June 27, 2006 My family and I were invited to take in some of the new sites that are enticing visitors to Branson, Mo.

Senate denies raise

June 27, 2006 The Senate rejected a Democratic plan to raise the minimum wage on Wednesday. The vote was 52-46 in favor of the amendment, but 60 votes were required to end debate on the measure.


June 23, 2006 On recent events Editor, Just a few comments about recently reported events.