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Columns and Editorials

  • Reach out and Read with your doctor’s office

    Ouch!  My big toe is red and hurts!  It was fine last night, but now it is very painful.  This description could fit an infection or an injury to the toe, but it is also the classic presentation of gout.  Gout is a painful condition caused by high levels of uric acid that cause urate crystals to form. 

  • Small businesses are a big deal

    By Lance Minnis

    When I was growing up, we lived in a large old farmhouse with a nice open wrap-around porch.

    I must have painted that house five times as a kid, because the weather boards were so old, paint would no longer stick, and years of accumulated paint would chip off between one summer and the next.

    Of course, my father would rouse me out of bed early on Saturday, and we would get a good start on some painting project or other. He would often leave me alone to complete it, and then check my work when I was finished.

  • Fall doesn’t mean a slow down in county activities

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce is constantly looking for ways to make our chamber an association that businesses, churches, non-profits and individuals can look to for not just information, but also for support of our communities. 

  • It’s okay for children to be around funerals

    Michael Duncan

     

    I first saw the little boy about thirty minutes before the funeral was scheduled to begin. I guessed him to be six or seven years old. He was standing at the edge of the chapel, looking toward the open casket. As I watched, he slowly approached the casket where his mother stood looking at the body of her father.

    “I thought you were with your dad,” the mother said.

  • ROTARY CLUB SPONSORS YOUTH

    The Eminence Rotary club sponsored four ninth grade students from Henry County at a Rotary Youth Leadership Camp in Greenville. They participated with students from around the state in team and leadership skill building activities during the weekend camp. The students were honored at the Rotary meeting on Oct. 15. Pictured from left are Tatiana Perez (EIS) Izabelle Miller (HCHS) and  Jacob Watson (HCHS). Jeremy Beach (EIS) was not able to attend.

  • Making the trip back to Henry County

    By Candy Clarke

    Ahhh. It feels so good to be back in Henry County! After more than nine days on the road; our little place in Henry County could rival the Biltmore House. At least in my eyes. Even Gunner Puppy was happy not to ride any more — a rarity since he loves to ride in any type of vehicle. It’s a long trip from North Pole, Alaska, to Henry County, but well worth every minute of it.

  • We could take a lesson from bike gang

    By Michael Duncan

    My cousin Rickie was a born hunter.  He was only two years old when he made his first solo hunt.  Sometime during the morning, he left home wearing only his diaper and was accompanied by his dad’s two hunting dogs.  Shortly after he left, he was missed.

  • October in Alaska is a wild ride

    By Candy Clark

    October is a month of contradictions for Alaskans. We begin the month with the beautiful autumnal colors of fall and end the month shoveling snow. Whether raking leaves or shoveling snow; life, for Alaskans in Interior Alaska changes drastically during October.

    Our days get shorter; many of us leave for work in darkness and return home in darkness. Exterior home improvement projects must be completed before the wood or glass freeze solid for six months. Any outside painting  needs to be finished for the same reason.

  • It all belongs to God... and us, too

    The Psalmist declared, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Psalm 24:1 NRSV

    Really? Well, of course the Lord created heaven and earth and all living things. I know that. Is that what the Psalmist meant? Maybe, but maybe more is meant.

  • A full report after my first Harvest Showcase

    Disclaimer: please read the following with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
    After attending my first Harvest Showcase, I must say I am disappointed.
    I didn’t have the opportunity to spend $20 dollars attempting to win an anemic gold fish in a plastic bowl. No chance to bust a few balloons for a Black Sabbath mirror or purchase a $5 plastic souvenir lemonade bottle which could’ve added to the shelves of useless cabinet clutter.