Struttin’ Time

Join me for a spring turkey hunt

You ready to take a trip and leave the cool weather behind? Get in my truck and let’s go to Florida. We will be doing a three-part Struttin’ Time. First the journey. I can’t help but notice how our way of life has changed, not in my opinion, always for the best. We are in the truck, and I hand […]

Jewell Dixon hospitalized

Happy birthday to my precious grandson Kaleb Nathaniel Miller. He will be 3 on April 3. He is having a Scooby Doo party. He is the son of Damian Miller and Jennifer Combs and the grandson of myself and my husband Lee Roy and Billie Miller of Blackey. Happy anniversary to B.J. and Shanna Adams of Carcassonne. It was their […]

Rose rites set

Funeral services for Charles Edward Rose, 56, of McRoberts, will be held April 1 at the Fleming Church of God. Burial will be in the Riley-Bentley Cemetery at Deane. A coal miner, he died March 28 at McRoberts Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Howard Rose, and his mother, Mary Sexton Rose.

E.J. Dionne

Surprising new class politics

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. The battle for the Midwest is transforming American politics. Issues of class inequality and union influence, long dormant, have come back to life. And a part of the country that was integral to the Republican surge of 2010 is shifting away from the GOP just a few months later. Republican governors, particularly in Wisconsin and Ohio, denied themselves […]

Top 10 only adds pressure

Before the season started, NASCAR announced that it was overhauling the point system and that it would also do some tweaking on how the field for the Chase is set. In years prior to this season, the top 12 in points after the 26th race of the season at Richmond in September moved into the championship round of 10 races […]

Group attracting young people

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation, and thy right hand upholds me; And thy gentleness makes me great.” Psalm 18:35 Looking out the window, in spite of 33 degrees I can see bushes blooming and the grass greening up even though Old Man Winter has blustered […]

Mother Nature has a sense of humor

Howdy everyone, hope this finds all well and hope you had a warm, sunny week. We had a warm day or two but mostly cold and now rain with thunder a bit of hail and the promise of some snow by morning. Mother Nature sure has a funny (?) sense of humor. It’s been quite a week for us. Red […]

Japan’s quake jolts U.S. jobs

The corporate chieftains who’ve relentlessly pushed American factories and our middle-class jobs offshore rationalize their globalization of production by declaring that it’s all about efficiency, as though that’s the highest value to which a civilization can aspire. Values aside, however, the problem with corporate efficiencies is that too often they are not. Not efficient, that is. While the corporate scheme […]

‘Nurse Jackie’ returns with her lying, pill-popping ways

NEW YORK Edie Falco has performed the near impossible: She has made a clean break with the show that made her a star yet could have pegged her for a lifetime as mobster wife Carmela Soprano. In the title role of “Nurse Jackie,” Falco has ably recast herself as a guardian angel with a cranky attitude, a bad back and […]

Rodger Mullins dies in Ohio

Funeral services for Rodger Lee Mullins, 65, of Shelby, Ohio, were held March 21 at the People’s Fundamental Baptist Church in Jenkins. Burial was in Crase Cemetery. He died March 16 at the Mansfield Med Central Hospital. Born in Beefhide to the late Cody and Lula Youngblood Mullins, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in Vietnam. Surviving are […]