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Let's Be Good Americans, Good Citizens & Good Examples
It is 2019 and I am 77.  Lots a water has gone under this bridge.  Many things have changed in my world.  I remember when people could have different ideas and different opinions without feeling scared.
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Remember Your Original Objective
When you are trying to accomplish something, remember your original objective.  If you keep that idea in the front of your mind, you’ll wake up every day ready to work on it. 
Friday, March 15, 2019

When A Family Member Dies
The passing of a loved one irrevocably alters family life. After a death, there is so much to attend to; it is better to do it sooner rather than later. Here, then, is a list of what commonly needs to be looked after.
Monday, March 11, 2019

City Elections Not Likely To Change
I listened Thursday night (March 7th) as City Councilmen Dr. Martin Eaddy & Roby Jetton danced around the real reason the Democrats want to change City elections back to odd-numbered years and the Republicans want them left in even-numbered years.
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Age Comes With This ???
As she aged there were many unexpected... Unexpected happenings... Things she never thought of... Some things she was not ready for...
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Personal Improvements
How do you make personal improvements?  How to you better yourself?  How do you become the person you’ve always wanted to become?  First, identify a problem.  Second, make a plan to fix that problem.  Third, make time every day to work on the solution.
Friday, March 8, 2019

How Healthcare Delivered Today Is To Blame
Our guest writer was looking for someone to blame about the lack of care her sister received in an Emergency Department after experiencing a serious fall several weeks ago.  She complained formerly to that hospital but after reflection on her experience she says the method in which hospitals are required to deliver healthcare today is to blame.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Tillis Says He'd Vote Against 'Emergency Declaration'
North Carolina US Senator Thom Tillis says he would vote against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund a border wall if it comes before the Senate.  Senator Tillis's office shared with us his comments in an op-ed letter.  We thought readers would be interested.
Friday, March 1, 2019

A Retirement Fact Sheet
Does your vision of retirement align with the facts? Here are some noteworthy financial and lifestyle facts about life after 50 that might surprise you. 
Monday, February 25, 2019

Have You Ever Participated In A Trial Drug Study?
Three years ago, I was in the hospital seriously ill.  One of my diagnoses was sepsis. One morning two nurses came to my room and talked with me and my husband about entering a trial drug study for sepsis.
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Remember To Pass Them On
She looked at the white metal chairs... Chairs on her front porch... Why… Why were they so important... Important to her... What did she see and feel... Feel when she looked at them... Why did they warm her heart...
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Don't Quit
Almost everybody likes to start a project because of the excitement and energy that comes at the beginning of a new venture.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Who Is Teaching Your Child
Who is teaching your child... Who is molding your child's mind... Who is building your child's foundation... Who is creating their future...
Sunday, February 17, 2019

What Are You Passionate About?
Everyone is passionate about something.  You are passionate about something very near and dear to you.  What is that thing, for you?  What gets you up in the morning and drives you through the day?
Friday, February 15, 2019

Tax Scams & Schemes
Year after year, criminals try to scam certain taxpayers. Year after year, certain taxpayers resort to schemes in an effort to put one over on the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.).
Monday, February 11, 2019

Family
Family is a powerful word... Family means many things to many people… Family is another word for foundation... Your foundation often is your family... Even a child knows who is family...
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Who Are You? & What Do You Want?
If you feel like you’re stuck in something or in a phase of your life, ask yourself those two questions.  If you want to know what to do next, ask yourself those two questions.  Or, if you want to know where your focused energy should be directed, ask yourself those two questions.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Why Do They Really Own A Dog
Why do people really own a dog... Dogs bring great joy to many... Dogs bring love and devotion to many... But let’s be honest... How many people do you know... Know that just take love from their dogs only when it is convenient...
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Leading With Love
Leading with love is an age-old concept that still works, today.  Love uses trust, forgiveness, and forbearance to successfully operate.  When you hear the word “love”, all sorts of ideas and images come to mind.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Is Generation X Preparing Adequately For Retirement?
If you were born during 1965-80, you belong to “Generation X.” Ten or twenty years ago, you may have thought of retirement as an event in the lives of your parents or grandparents; within the next 10-15 years, you will probably be thinking about how your own retirement will unfold.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Opioid Epidemic: A Mental Health Problem
Sitting through a meeting of the Lincoln County Substance Use Coalition Friday afternoon (Jan. 25th), I listened to a variety of comments related to the group's efforts to do something about the Opioid Epidemic that is plaguing Lincoln County, North Carolina, and the entire USA.
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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Decisions ---- Decisions
Did you ever compare living life to a game... Think about cards... Think about solitaire... You have many decisions in this game... Do you use the 4 card on pile 3... Or the 4 card on pile 6...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hope Will See You Through
When things look really bad, hope will see you through.  When everything seems against you, hope will see you through.  If you want to give up on yourself, or you feel like quitting – it’s normal to feel like that sometimes.  Just don’t give up completely.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Keeping Promises To Voters
When Lincoln County voters approved the quarter-cent local option sales tax last May, they did so with the understanding that the money would be used for education--and for certain purposes.  We believe those in charge of the money should spend it just as voters were told it would be spent.
Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Lone Ranger
She was born in 1942... Families sat around a radio... Television was not even a word...
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Powerful & Life-Changing
¬For you, faith may be connected with believing in an idea, in God, in other people, in a system, or in yourself.  And actually, faith is important in each of those, to varying degrees.  At its most basic level, faith is believing in that which is not seen.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

MLK Day Is Monday
Tuesday (Jan. 15th) is the actual day on which Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in 1929.  He will be remembered on MLK Day, which will be celebrated next Monday (Jan. 21st).
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Your 2019 Financial To-Do List
Things you can do for your future as the year unfolds.
Monday, January 14, 2019

New Year---New Hopes
Well folks here we go again... No new year’s resolutions in her house... Don't make... Can't break... Made that resolution years ago... That one was easy to keep...
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Encouraging The Positive
A friend reminded me recently, “Behavior that you acknowledge is behavior that is magnified.”  So, whether you run a company, are an employee, or are studying to become a teacher, encouraging and reinforcing positive actions and attitudes will yield many rewards.
Friday, January 11, 2019

Veteran's Corner: 22 Times A Day
Not 22 times a year, a month or even a week, but 22 times per day. 22 times every day, 154 times every week, 669 times every month, and 8,030 times per year, every year. 22 times per day a Military Veteran somewhere in our country decides he or she has had enough.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

They Saved My Life
Many acquaintances have asked me over the last week "how was your Christmas?"  My reply is most often, "I survived it."
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

2019 Has Arrived
Took a year to arrive... Did not sneak up on us... It will spend 365 days... It too will then be gone...
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Keeping Your Dreams Alive
You have a dream.  If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this right now.  Also, if you didn’t, you would have given up on yourself a long time ago.
Friday, January 4, 2019

Help Wanted
Volunteer help is needed this Sunday (Jan. 6th, 2:30 PM) to help disassemble and store the Nativity Scene that has been on display on the courthouse lawn since early December.
Friday, January 4, 2019

End-Of-The-Year Money Moves
Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? Did you retire? Did you start a family? If notable changes occurred in your personal or professional life, then you will want to review your finances before this year ends and 2019 begins.
Monday, December 31, 2018

A New Year Is Here Again
The New Year begins next week. I pray it will be a good year for everyone. Try to include our elderly population in some conversation when you can. You might learn something from them as they recall their past years, and you also may be giving someone an outlet to talk.
Sunday, December 30, 2018

Foxy Brown - Part 2
My alarm sounded at 5:30 a.m. Pre-coffee, I dressed and trudged to the barn to check on our goat patient Foxy Brown.
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Appreciating Your Friends
Expressing your appreciation to other people is powerful! So, how do you do it? Call them just to chat, instead of to ask for something. Tell them happy birthday. Ask how they’re doing…then be quiet and listen. Send a “Thinking of you” card from Hallmark, an ecard from Blue Mountain, a simple email, or a text message.
Friday, December 28, 2018

Foxy Brown - Part 1
Most husbands walk through the door after work expecting to be greeted by the sounds of a spouse, dog(s), or kids. My husband, on occasion has been greeted by the sound of a goat kid, screaming in discomfort.
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Christmas Sparkle 2018
Well folks Christmas day is almost here... But the older folks get... Seems more things get in the way... In the way of Merry Merry... Her cousin was fighting an infection... His wife was fighting Alzheimer...
Monday, December 24, 2018

The Meaning Of Christmas
A poem by Bill Ward about not forgetting the meaning of Christmas.
Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Season
Christmas is different each year... If you are over 10 years old... And you are honest... By 10 you have had good and bad... Good and bad Christmas seasons...
Sunday, December 23, 2018


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