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 By Ann Denning    News    June 9, 2021

Big Sandy Methodist Church-A time of change

"For everything there is a season"-Ecclesiastes 3;1 All through our lives there are seasons. Happy, sad, challenging, many kinds of seasons. The Methodist Church of Big Sandy is going through such a...

 
 By Ann Denning    News    May 26, 2021

My father the solider

My father was one of the gentlest and kind persons I have ever known. It was in his nature to help people. He avoided confrontation. Yet, he became a soldier. He worked on the family farm till he was...

 
 By Ann Denning    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Spring prompts dieting

(Editor’s Note: The follow is the opinion of Ann Denning and should not be considered an endorsement. Please see a doctor before any dieting.) A quote by Lord Tennyson says,” In spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to love.” I can’t...

 

Always a lover of animals

I was raised an only child but one that was expected to look after herself. That included going alone to the dentist at an early age. I was given no sympathy if I came home with bruises. I was told I...

 

Grieving a Pet is Hard

I don't want to write this article, but after mulling it over for some time, I believe it should be written. I am presently grieving the loss of three pets. My Koda, 15, passed in March after a...

 

The Tale of daddy goat and the two little goats

Around and about two years ago, I decided we must get two baby goats. I had seen cute videos, and our farrier's wife was selling them. Two good reasons, they are Pygmy Dwarf goats who came to us tiny...

 

THE TALE OF THE ELUSIVE GUINEA HEN

I have never had a Guinea., never particularly aspired to have a Guinea, but a Guinea I have. Enter Henrietta into our lives! She has said her name is Henrietta, but since learning how flighty she...

 
 By Ann Denning    Opinion    August 12, 2020

YOU AREN'T WELCOME

Those words cause a person to feel slighted, irritated and sometimes surprised. The Canadian/U.S. border is now closed, except for essential travel. Essential travel is commercial products being...

 

Ending the year of Book Club

“Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in awhile.”—Kin Hubbard. We , at the book club, are lucky to have the one-tenth that always have something to say without...

 
 By Ann Denning    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Robert Lucke

I have started this article a few times in my head and then thought, what do you have to write about, you met him once?! But the idea persisted that I did have something to say. I did not get to know him the one time I met him as I was there for an...

 

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