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  • Future shock arrives too early

    Many moons ago, I took a sociology class as a student at Western Kentucky University. I don't remember a lot from that class, but I do remember a discussion on culture shock and future shock.

    Culture shock occurs when someone finds themselves in a different culture, and the differences between what a person knows and understands and the new culture becomes disorienting to that person.

  • Facebook status updates from Manton, USA

    If you asked my wife if I were addicted to my cell phone, she would shout, "YES" before the question ventured past your teeth.
    With that comes an incessant need to check social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    A lot of times I like to try to craft witty Facebook status updates. I didn't say I was witty, I just said I like to try.
    So the other day when I pulled up to the Manton Music Jam, the cobwebs in the part of my brain in charge of Facebook status updates slowly broke loose. I'm pretty sure there was a poof of dust.

  • Finding a cure for cancer

    We all have a story. Now we can all be part of changing that story.
    Taylor Regional Hospital is doing something very exciting. They are participating in an American Cancer Society study to help pinpoint what causes cancer.
    Can you imagine a world without cancer? I hope I live to see that day.
    I still remember how I felt when I heard my grandfather, and then later my grandmother, had cancer. I had a feeling that their lifespan would be cut short by the terrible disease.

  • Finding a cure for cancer

     

    We all have a story. Now we can all be part of changing that story.

    Taylor Regional Hospital is doing something very exciting. They are participating in an American Cancer Society study to help pinpoint what causes cancer.

    Can you imagine a world without cancer? I hope I live to see that day.

  • Drought underscores need for long-term conservation planning

    Submitted by the National Association of Conservation Districts

    This summer, Kentucky has been hit hard by a severe drought, with serious impacts on crop production across the state. The latest precipitation summary shows the region of Marion County having a 7.29-inch rainfall deficit.

  • Facebook status updates from Manton, USA

    If you asked my wife if I were addicted to my cell phone, she would shout, "YES" before the question ventured past your teeth.

    With that comes an incessant need to check social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    A lot of times I like to try to craft witty Facebook status updates. I didn't say I was witty, I just said I like to try.

  • Run with all your Hart

    I've not gone on one run since June 14 that I haven't thought about Sarah Roberts Hart.

    On June 14, she was on her morning jog in Russell County when she was attacked and killed. Her tragic story has struck a nerve with people all over the country, especially with fellow runners like myself.

  • Getting used to high-tech phones

     

    By Linda Ireland, Landmark News Service

  • Run with all your Hart

    I've not gone on one run since June 14 that I haven't thought about Sarah Roberts Hart.
    On June 14, she was on her morning jog in Russell County when she was attacked and killed. Her tragic story has struck a nerve with people all over the country, especially with fellow runners like myself.

  • Getting used to high-tech phones

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    The first time I saw one of those strange little QR codes in an advertisement, I thought it was a mistake. It looked like a graphic artist had mangled a photo or barcode.
    Quick Response codes have been around since the mid-1990s but their popularity has increased since the introduction of "smartphones."
    They've even been showing up in ads in the newspaper.