Environmental activists’ emissions toxic

Many of us use references to help us make decisions, confirm our beliefs, or for inspiration. That means books (or online versions), such as the “Statistical Abstract of the United States,” “The Merck Veterinary Manual,” the Bible, the “Angus Herd Sire Registry” or the “Congressional Directory.” A recent acquisition for my audio parody library is […]

Self-centeredness easy to fall into

Of late, one of the topics of conversation at the coffee table has been about the 11 plagues of self-centeredness, which seems to have overtaken all too many of us these days. We first discussed the notion that we don’t remember hearing so many members of the earlier generations having “I” problems. Most of them […]

Letter to the editor: Elks Club display amazing

I would like to say a big thank you to the Elks Club for the great display of fireworks for the Fourth of July. It was an amazing show and hats off to the guys that set them off. They do such a professional job and really know what they are doing. We are so […]

Sharing memories with long-time friend always pleasant

Lynn Moncus Rarely does a day go by without there being pleasant experiences and surprises from friends. Last week, for instance, Roy Penix and his wife Rita were here from Utah and took the time to call to ask me out for dinner and then for breakfast. Roy was one of my brother’s classmates and […]

Living an abundant life not a sin

Leonard Lauriault One Sunday many years ago, our songleader came along introducing himself as if he were running for office as “John Doe — Democrat.” He often did fun things like that. As he went by, and keeping in mind that this was at church, I wondered how I’d describe myself religiously. I decided it […]

History gone with building

Lynn Moncus When we heard about the burning of the main building at Metropolitan Park, many of us were saddened because that park represented some of the happiest times of our youth. We recalled the fun we had there through the years and felt an emptiness caused by the loss of an old friend. A […]

God blesses everyone with success in all things

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Tis the season to be jolly with high school and college graduations and the fact that many people, young and old alike, will embark into a new stage of life. Some will start their careers immediately; others will continue their education. Soon to follow this time of graduation will come […]

Giving to God comes in many forms

By Debra Whittington: The Church Lady “…God loveth a cheerful giver.” — 2 Corinthians 9:7

Visiting with former students always a pleasure

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons We have visited much about former students through the years, and many of you have gathered that I have remained rather fond of them. Not long ago, one of my “boys” leaned over to hug me and to call me his favorite teacher. I returned the hug and […]

Jesus’ trials at crucifixion mirrors our own

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist During the Easter season, many Christians reflect on Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection and their commitment to him. There are four places associated with Jesus’ crucifixion that parallel our experiences in life. In Gethsemane, the pressure of making atonement for our sins peaked and Jesus was tempted to avoid the […]