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Columns

  • An act of defiance?

    By Joseph B. Stevens
    Guest columnist

    As I listened to the Marion County School Superintendent's defiant tone on the radio this morning, he sounded like a person that is threatened by the incoming school board, and he also sounded like he was challenging the new school board to bring facts to the table about what is happening in Marion County schools. So, let's lay some facts on the table:

  • 'Mommy, is this fattening?'

    "Mommy, is this fattening?" my four-year-old son asked as I sat down on the couch beside him with a bowl of popcorn.
    Completely shocked, I replied, "No, honey, it's not fattening. And you don't need to worry about that anyway."
    As he began to munch on the popcorn and watch his favorite Spiderman cartoon, I wondered to myself, "Why on earth would he ask such a thing? He's four years old, why would he even care?"
    But, I already knew why. And, I'm ashamed to say that I'm to blame.

  • Show that you care

    Can you imagine leaving your family, your home and basically all of your belongings and starting your life from scratch?

    Last week, I met a woman who has been forced to do just that. She is a victim of domestic violence. Or, rather, I should say she is a survivor.

  • How to deal with debt collectors

    By Linda Ireland

    Landmark News Service

     

    A debt collector yelled at me this morning. I tried to yell back - but I think she hung up the phone before I got to that point.

    And I think it was a debt collector. She had all the required traits - attitude, persistence, hide like a water buffalo.

    The funny thing is ? it wasn't my debt.

  • 'Tis the Season

    Let's cut to the chase. Normally, I'm not this on top of things, especially my Christmas shopping.

    But as it turns out, I've taken care of almost everyone on my shopping list.

    And because I've been diligently contemplating what to get the people on my list, I've also come across some ideas that may help you as well. If you are like me, finding the right gift for a few people is always more difficult than you expect.

  • Tourism has invested in the community

    The following is similar to the resignation letter Jim Richardson submitted to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Chairwoman Carlotta Brussell. Richardson has served on the tourism commission since its inception, but he resigned last week.

  • Bedbugs, TSA cause cancellation of big tour

    By JoBerta Wells

    Landmark News Service

     

    You will be sad to find out that I have had to cancel my grand tour of the country. I know you were looking forward to my travelogue in The Casey County News. Well, it couldn’t be helped, you know. There were too many things against me.

  • Technology can present problems

    By Frank Johnson

    Landmark News Service

     

    Have you ever had one of these moments?

  • Happily ever after ... if you are responsible

    By Eva Jo Nugent

    Office Manager/Bookkeeper

     

  • Giving thanks, toddler style

    Instead of rambling on and on about what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving, I thought it would be much more interesting for me to write about (and for you to read about) what a 4-year-old little boy is thankful for and my son, Owen, was the perfect candidate.

    Sitting around my mother’s dinner table last week, while Owen was eating his Spaghetti O’s, I got out a piece of paper and a pen and told my son I wanted to interview him.