Penmanship fading art form

No matter how old we get, most of us still appreciate the cards, letters, and calls we receive from friends and relatives during the holidays. For some reason, we don’t communicate with many of them during the year, thus, we really enjoy hearing from them about the year’s happenings. This year, the woman from Ima […]

Marcelle and Ruby Go Shopping: A mother and daughter buy back-to-school duds that aren’t duds at all

Tricia Romano If there’s one thing about the new school year that kids love and parents don’t, it’s shopping for clothes. As children get into their tweens and teens, fashion and trends play a bigger part in their lives. But single mom Marcelle Karp, of New York City, satisfies her child’s sense of style without […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Lost something? Not my problem

Marla Jo Fisher If my kids were cast into an episode of the TV show “Lost,” they would have to stay that way. Forever. This is because I have a very firm rule in my house: I do not look for kid stuff. Period. Exclamation point. End of paragraph. Some people think this one is […]

Dad provides the legwork, and son is his partner in fun

Don Dustin Webb

Blair Anthony Robertson There’s nothing to it, really. They get on their specially made bike, with their helmets, sunglasses and matching jerseys, and then they go, riding together mile after mile, the faster and farther the better. Dad, who is 59, pedals smoothly and efficiently while going 20 mph or more. His 30-year-old son sits […]

Tucson tragedy reminds us to help those in need

Lynn Moncus As we look back on Saturday’s incident in Arizona, we can but wonder what lies ahead. We tend to remain in awe about what goes on in our country and continue to ask what can be done to prevent even one of the atrocities. Because we feel almost as if we are on […]

Mistakes facilitate life’s process

Russell Anglin Do you remember that really stupid thing you did not so long ago? Or maybe that one day where all you did was stupid things? Why did you do that, anyway? It’s not very much fun to think about. It might even make it a little harder to just go about your daily […]

Cold gets old

Russell Anglin Don’t you just hate the cold? I really do. In fact, there’s nothing about it that I particularly care for. I would just as soon skip the chilliness of winter months. We could all celebrate Christmas at Disney World — better yet, Oodnadatta, South Australia — and I don’t think anybody would truly […]

Comments from the Canyons: Candidates with ‘personal touch’ appealing

Lynn Moncus By this time of year, most of us are becoming a little tired of listening to and watching politicians bashing each other. As we watch their behavior, we wonder if we really want them to represent us in any office, but we have to remember that freedom of speech allows them to speak […]

Sports drinks not often beneficial for regular activity

If watching sports on TV is any indication, you would think sports drinks are critical for optimal performance. During almost every professional sporting event you see, your favorite athletes are drinking from cups or bottles covered with the most popular sports drink labels and logos. But are sports drinks really necessary for sport and exercise […]

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 […]