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Updated Dec 18, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Christmas is now less than a week away. Schools will let out for the holidays and the time for some serious last minute shopping is about to take place. Excitement fills the air, as the fast-paced stretch run to the “Big Day” hits a feverish pitch, while moms pull out their favorite candy and cake recipes to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.

Updated Dec 11, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Thirty-four years ago to the day Monday (Dec. 8) a lone dark figure stood outside an affluent New York apartment house and fired four shots into the back of one of the most popular music performers of our lifetime – John Lennon. I was reminded...

Updated Dec 4, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Compiling a list of favorite movies is a difficult task at best. During a recent visit, my daughter, Christina, asked me what was my favorite all-time movie. At the time, I couldn't come up with an answer.

Updated Dec 1, 2014 at 11:44 AM

The opening game of the basketball season was much more than a game last Tuesday night (Nov.25). Among the heated discussions and debates surrounding the decision in Ferguson, Mo. only 24 hours prior, the citizens of Helena-West Helena came...

Updated Dec 1, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Community journalism, like a Norman Rockwell painting and an 8-page hand-written letter from grandma, is about to become a part of Americana and nostalgia. No, I am not talking about the end of the publication printed matter. To paraphrase the...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Well, another Thanksgiving will roll around about six days from now. That means that Christmas is a little over a month away. My, how fast the years roll by. It seems like it was only a few short weeks ago that I sat down at this computer and began...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM

With a decision expected to come from Ferguson, Mo. any time now regarding the police shooting of Michael Brown, tensions are flaring up across the nation. As race relations tense up, the Missouri governor has activated the National Guard and police...

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Age wise I am drawing closer and closer to that all too familiar Beatles tune, “When I'm 64”. On Monday I reached the age 62 milestone.

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

“Photographs and memories, Christmas cards you sent to me, all that I have are these to remember you, memories that come at night, take me to another time, back to a happier day

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Wednesday morning, the day after Election Day, I had an interesting conversation with the manager of a business.As I paid for my things, we engaged in our usual small talk, and of course, she wanted to hear the results of our election in...

Updated Oct 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Not so many years ago I recall Joyce and I taking our daughter Christina and one of her friends to the movie, “Twister.” After the flick, we picked up the girls and they began to tell us just how exciting the movie was. At this point, I...

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