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Pamela Stricker: A little help from my friends

Pamela Stricker: A little help from my friends

From left, Anita Workman, Dana Cochran and Pamela Stricker. My mother recently connected with a friend of hers. Not just any friend, but one she had lost contact with for decades. The two of them roomed together in Dayton where they both worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Mom was so excited to discover her […]

Lora Abernathy: Putting my foot down

By Lora Abernathy I’ll admit it. I rocked them like a super model and didn’t care about the health of my future 40-year-old self. Yes, through pouring rain or blowing snow, on green grass or sandy beaches, covering a trial or a festival, my high heels have always kept me “up” on things. I started […]

Pamela Stricker: Joy Makers, Joy Breakers

Pamela Stricker: Joy Makers, Joy Breakers

In her book, “Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough” by Kay Warren, she describes joy like this: “Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be alright, and the determined choice to praise God in every situation.” […]

Lora Abernathy: Booking the room

Like many people, there is a room in our house that has always been difficult for us to define. It’s quite small, but we believe it must have been the master bedroom because of its large closet and the bathroom to which it’s connected. We’ve never used it for that. We’ve called it the “whatever […]

Kay Frances: Let’s get catty!

Kay Frances: Let’s get catty!

Representing for the feline fanatics By Kay Frances My cat, Seisan, was convinced that she was not so much a kitten playing with yarn as a Jedi Ninja Warrior with a light saber. I’m sure that in her mind, she “broke out” of the clinker in a blaze of glory instead of being quietly rescued. […]

Angela Shepherd: To kill injustice, prejudice, judgement

Angela Shepherd: To kill injustice, prejudice, judgement

By Angela Shepherd ashepherd@civitasmedia.com   Last week, author Harper Lee passed away. She was 89 years old. She was known for her novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which was released in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize the following year, and not long after that was adapted into a film and starred the likes of […]

Lora Abernathy: In terms of Great Dane-ness

Lora Abernathy: In terms of Great Dane-ness

By Lora Abernathy Bela and I pose for a picture after she graduated from puppy school July 2, 2004. She was 4 months old. I looked across the park and noticed an older couple walking a giant dog. I gasped in awe at its size, its beauty — and its good behavior. It was a […]

Pamela Stricker: My one word

Pamela Stricker: My one word

By Pamela Stricker   Photo by Craig J. Orosz Around the end of the year, I begin contemplating a new word for the next year. It’s been my practice now for the last seven or eight years. I was inspired by the idea when I heard someone sharing about their “word” on the radio. I […]

Angela Shepherd: It shouldn’t be about what is wrong

Angela Shepherd: It shouldn’t be about what is wrong

By Angela Shepherd ashepherd@civitasmedia.com I have come to the defense of my town quite a lot and even had to do so to my fellow Greenfielders, and I feel like I’m in a spot such as that again. I’m tired, bone deep, of hearing everything that is wrong with Greenfield, especially when it’s the same […]