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Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014
Resurrection is a reason to rejoice
Posted Thursday, April 17, at 3:50 PM
This coming Sunday -- Easter Sunday -- is the most holy day of the year for Christians. It commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus, the son of God. If you don't believe that Easter Sunday is a big deal, just look at the church attendance on that particular holiday. Even those who are not devout church attendees will come out to hear the Easter message...

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Looking for love in all the wrong places
Posted Friday, April 4, at 9:44 PM

Can anyone deny that we've experienced a brutal, smack you in the face day-in-and-day-out, long winter? It will long be remembered as the winter that kept on giving us snow, ice, cold temperatures, cabin fever, treacherous commutes, aching bones, numb fingers and that blah feeling for way too many days...

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This, that, and some other things
Posted Monday, March 24, at 8:52 PM

Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce is on the mend after a recent shoulder surgery. His recovery is progressing, according to Chief Deputy Mike Hasler, who is heading up the administrative duties at the jail in the sheriff's absence. The sheriff was back on duty Monday...

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Football in Bloomfield and letters to vets
Posted Monday, March 17, at 10:42 PM

The local basketball season was closed officially on Saturday when the Linton-Stockton Miners bowed out of the Class 2A regional. It was a good run for the Miners, who are establishing themselves as a basketball power on the local scene. In Bloomfield, some folks are still hoping and planning to someday offer a school-sanctioned football program for its youngsters...

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Come on spring, I'm done with winter
Posted Tuesday, March 11, at 5:47 AM

Hello, is it spring yet? I know our clocks 'spring forward' this past Sunday, which means longer daylight hours and warmer weather. But, I see a weather forecast this morning where it is predicted to be 67 degrees today and snow by mid=week. Not just a little snow, but what the weather forecaster called 'a significant' snow...

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There's a lot to learn from eagles
Posted Monday, March 3, at 8:21 PM

I was fortunate enough to get an up close view of an eagle as part of presentation the Marsh Madness Festival in Linton on Saturday. My camera was clinking during the presentation trying to catch the perfect image of this great creature of the sky that you normally only see from afar...

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County school districts should consider consolidation
Posted Friday, February 21, at 3:38 PM

Consolidations, mergers, closings are all topics that I and other reporters at the Greene County Daily World have been writing about for years. I know school administrators and teachers would like to close their ears when such topics are brought up...

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Husbands, love your wives; wives, love your husband
Posted Friday, February 14, at 5:04 PM

To all of the lady readers, my sincere one-day belated wish of Happy Valentine's Day -- with a special greeting of love to my incredible wife, Sharon, who has endured more than any woman should be expected too in our marriage, which will soon observe its 40th anniversary...

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A trip down a snowy memory lane
Posted Friday, February 7, at 2:06 PM

Oh, the "good old days." I'm not sure why, but these kind of cold and snowy days, brings my mind to a much warmer place perched in a rocking chair on memory lane thinking back about the way it all was. I entered this earthly journey a long time ago in 1953, the year before the first televisions were marketed for commercial use...

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Roe vs. Wade is simply the wrong choice
Posted Friday, January 24, at 9:16 PM

Abortion. There are varied views on this topic that have been debated since the historic and tragic U. S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling, that had its 41st anniversary this past week. To me, there is little wiggle room on the subject of abortion for moral, spiritual and personal reason...

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It's better to get it right than get it first
Posted Friday, January 17, at 8:52 PM

In recent days, I've fielded more than a couple of phone calls from individuals in our community who want to know why we haven't reported much on the New Year's Day 'possible homicide' of a 25-year-old man from Jasonville. We haven't reported much because there is not much we can write at this point because the police and prosecutor's office have a pretty tight lid on information about the case...

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Open letter to political candidates
Posted Friday, January 10, at 3:24 PM

Election year candidate filings began this week and the May primary election on May 6 is only 16 weeks away. From now until election day our candidates will attend more fish fry and bean dinner events than they care to remember as they seek to gather enough votes to be declared a winner...

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Indiana weather is full of changes
Posted Friday, January 3, at 10:59 PM

As this is being penned my youngster daughter, Stacey Brown, her husband Troy, and children, Sydney and Xavier, are preparing to board a jet plane Friday afternoon in Indianapolis and head back to their home in sunny, warm southern California. I am sure the Brown family is looking forward to their westward flight -- to warmer temperatures in the 70s and 80s this time of the year in the Laguna Beach area...

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A time for reflection and a fresh start
Posted Friday, December 27, at 5:56 PM

As we prepare for the dawning of New Year 2014, let's take time to reflect on how we can make ourselves better than we were yesterday. Traditionally, this is the time of the year when folks make New Year's resolutions only to have all those self-directed goals disappointingly shattered in a just a couple of weeks or even days after the new year starts...

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The Good News of Christmas Day
Posted Monday, December 23, at 4:43 PM

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. -- Isaiah 9:6 (New International Version) The good news of Christmas Day is not its date in church or secular history, but the true celebration of Christmas is to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ ---- The Savior...

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727 months 19 days
Posted Friday, December 13, at 8:44 AM

What is it about how we communicate the ages of our babies? Many do it in terms of months, but when does the month thing stop? You know you can really get messed up if you count it by the weeks and months. When your baby turns 4 weeks old some celebrate his 1 month birthday. Then when he or she turns 8 weeks some would say the baby is then 2 months old...

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Axe keeps a watchful eye on the sky for all of us
Posted Friday, December 6, at 7:59 PM

Anytime there is a weather situation approaching Greene County, you can rest assured that County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Roger Axe will have his eye on the sky, his ear to his weather radio and television and his attention focused on email and telephone conversations with state officials to leave no doubt that local residents are safe...

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Santa gives more than gifts
Posted Monday, December 2, at 4:40 PM

More than three hours of listening to 'Santa Wishes' from scores of youngsters will give you a new perspective on this upcoming holy and special holiday we call Christmas. Sunday afternoon, I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time in the Santa House, located at the corner of Main and Jefferson streets in Bloomfield...

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Thankful by the grace of God
Posted Monday, November 25, at 11:52 AM

This Thursday, many will gather with family, relatives and friends for the yearly holiday we recognize as Thanksgiving Day. Despite the current commercialism of the day that has almost turned Thanksgiving Day into Black Friday Eve, it is truly a time to pause, reflect and to pray...

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What makes you happy?
Posted Monday, November 18, at 10:45 AM

Have you ever thought about the things that make you happy? Some would consider money and fame a prerequisite for anything that resembles being happy. Happiness, according to the dictionary definition, is "a state of well-being and contentment" or "a pleasurable or satisfying experience" (Merriam-Webster, 2013)...

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