S When you do what's right, take a deep breath and move on

The old home places around here are awash with the daffodils thick and yellow. The years of not being mowed have allowed them to grow into big beds and make a dazzling display. We have one on our place; a home was there where a big family was raised. There was a huge old oak tree still standing near where the house was when we bought the place. There was chain still swinging from a limb, the last of a swing that made for many happy hours for little boys and girls. I sure like the flowers, maybe the only physical legacy of that family. Continue Reading »

S American empire supported by big media

Recently, I wrote that, under seemingly worthy goals of stopping the spread of socialism, then drugs, then terrorism, we seemingly invited ourselves into every world conflict. Were globalists covertly using these causes instead to build an American Empire? As a college professor teaching current events for 40 plus years, I had to come to this conclusion. Foreign policy seems to have moved from defense to offense. Now, no empire of yesteryear controls or influences more territory than we. We call this globalism, in which the United States becomes not only the world's only superpower but also the world's "real" government. Continue Reading »

S Patience? Is it worth it?

There's an old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." I really found that out this past week. The hard way. Well, maybe that isn't completely true. I did learn a little bit from my lesson in patience. Yep, that's right, not patients, but patience. With a capital "P." Continue Reading »

S Appreciates Gentry librarians

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S Flu season winds down in community

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year's flu season has hit its peak and is in a steady decline -- finally. Patients who may have put off care because of widespread influenza are encouraged to make sure they get back on track. Continue Reading »

S Jesus came to serve our needs

Weekly Devotion

"For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." Mark 10:45 (Read v. 32-45) Continue Reading »

S American empire is most powerful in world history

As a college professor for more than 40 years specializing in the Constitution and current events, I have been deeply troubled by our nation's tendency to become easily involved in the problems of other nations and, once militarily involved, we seldom leave. For years, I presented students a handout published by U.S. News and World Report, Jan. 19, 1998, showing a military presence in 31 foreign countries, 53 years after World War II. These included Germany (65,080), Japan (41,460), Italy (11,785) and even the United Kingdom (11,380). Continue Reading »

S Why do people reject the light of God's Word?

Weekly Devotion

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:19-21 Continue Reading »

S About town, new happenings in Decatur

Several events occurred in Decatur last week. The biggest news is that our barbecue building at Veterans Park sustained major damage on Saturday, March 10, during a fire. No one was hurt and our fire department did an amazing job saving the structure. We will begin repair work very soon. Chief Jeremy Luker just reported that the department was out on calls until 5 a.m. that day. Remember to thank our Volunteer Fire Department. Continue Reading »

S Inguinal hernias common for men

Nearly 5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with a hernia each year. Hernias can develop over a long period of time or occur instantly. They often require surgical intervention. For men, inguinal hernias are by far the most common, accounting for approximately 80 percent of those diagnosed. In addition, men are 10 times more likely than women to develop an inguinal hernia. Because inguinal hernias can lead to serious complications, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms and seek immediate medical care. Continue Reading »

S Fake news has been going on a long time

The freeloaders on the rock pile are about to get on my nerves. We have barn cats that are fed cat food, a good dog who is fed the very highest-price dog food my close relative can find, and there are some bird feeders for the fine feathered friends. The cats and dog have been doing a pretty good job and the birds do make nice noises, but the demanding has begun. Continue Reading »