Greene County Daily World blogs http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/ Recent blogs from the Greene County Daily World newspaper in Linton, Indiana en-us You've got a friend in me (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2052/entry/67202 There’s nothing better than spending time with a good friend. It’s even better when you get to see that friend after more than a year apart. The other week, I plotted with my best friend Alex’s wife, Jess, to come down and see the two of them. Alex had no idea I was going to visit, so the whole thing was supposed to be a surprised. Luckily, it stayed that way. The three of us were all pretty close in school, but after the two of them graduated I was rarely able to see... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:14:11 -0400 End of the Season Feelings (Greene Well Being by Mallory Rickbeil) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2053/entry/67190 I get the feeling that the last few weeks of our Greene County Farmers’ Markets are like the last few days of Summer Camp. What was once a fury of activities, things-to-do, and planning has suddenly subsided to a shell of what it once was- I’m now left suddenly look around with this semi-shocked look on my face as I try to recalibrate my brain to think like it did before the onset of the market season. As I begin to reflect upon the many mornings and afternoons at the markets, I... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:02:12 -0400 Chamber meeting to be held at Yo Delicious next month (Linton-Stockton Chamber News by Cheryl Hamilton) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1158/entry/67189 Thank you to everyone who joined us at our September Chamber meeting hosted by Autumn Trace of Greene County. Tammy Johnson and her staff gave our members a tour of the facility and answered questions regarding the amenities offered at Autumn Trace. A huge thank you to Tammy and the entire staff for accommodating our group. If you have not yet had an opportunity to visit Autumn Trace, please take an hour from your day and do so. Our next Chamber meeting will be on Tuesday, October 18 at... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:50:57 -0400 Here's to you, Greene County (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67186 At 23 years old I have lived in several different states, completed three years of my college education, gotten married, operated my own business and most importantly--I can say I absolutely love my job. I know I might be bragging, but I just can’t be quiet about it anymore. All of this can be attributed to the people around me. I know a lot of whimsical sayings might urge you to ‘look within’ for peace, but I think looking outward might help even more. After... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:25:08 -0400 An evening in very, very good company (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/67185 Last week, I had the good fortune to be among some of the best people in Greene County. The Greene County Daily World held its inaugural “Difference Makers” awards banquet at Goose Pond Lodge & Retreat in Linton. In the weeks and months leading up to the big night, our newsroom and staff was busy, busy, busy, with researching, interviewing and writing about these wonderful people who make Greene County the place that it is. I remember thinking, as I was writing up the... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:16:00 -0400 Destiny awaits those who will persevere (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/67167 Have you ever made plans to do something but it did not work out? I’m sure that most of us have. Disappointment is not a stranger, especially to those who are ambitious. In fact, they say the more a person tries to accomplish something, the more failures they will encounter. This does not mean that all the doors are locked forever, but included within the process of advancement, it’s necessary to learn self-control while experiencing frustration and distress. Sometimes our diligence... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:30:07 -0400 Its always an adventure on the river (Jon's Journeys and Misadventures by Jon Swaby) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2015/entry/67135 Summer isn’t complete for me until I have taken at least one float trip via canoe or kayak down the river. Whether a day trip or better yet an overnighter it doesn’t matter. So in line with tradition Buzzy, Ayrton and I went from Worthington to Newberry the last weekend of August. The trip had been planned for weeks, but it would seem every time a date was set another thunderstorm would dash our hopes of going. A similar storyline would play out the weekend that we went.... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:53:44 -0400 Caution: strong undercurrent ahead (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/67133 The truth really is better than fiction… The year is 1503. The place is Florence, Italy. Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine statesman, has a front-row seat to the downfall of his beloved republic, threatened by internal rebellions and an ongoing war with its arch enemy, Pisa. Machiavelli sets out to conjure a big enough Italian boot to stamp out Pisa for good. Meanwhile, the Arno River flows through Pisa into Florentine, rendering Florentine a popular commerce stop but Pisa a wealthy... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:57:25 -0400 English is a crazy language (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/67116 It is said by many that the English language is very difficult to learn because of multiple meanings, nuances and slang. Example: The buck private paid a buck to watch a buck buck a cowboy off trying to buck public opinion by passing the buck and hiding his buck teeth. As he was riding in the hack he considered how easy it would be to hack through the jungle while trying to hack up something he had eaten as he mentally prepared the hack to improve the computer program he was developing to hack... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:39:29 -0400 A call to love and respect all people (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/67115 We often hear about how far we have come in our political correctness, and this may be true in some areas, but when it comes to prejudice, I am sorry to say, we still have a long way to go. Each week, I have the privilege to associate with people of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, and religious preferences and sadly I must admit that in many cases, it usually does not take long before I notice subtle hints of prejudice. We realize the older generation absorbed much derogatory sarcasm from... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:34:54 -0400 ‘People and Their Cars’: A Monocromatic View () http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1610/entry/67114 Old cars and people are the theme of the new art exhibit opening this Saturday in the South East Gallery at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center. Monocromatic tones takes one back in time and sets an ambiance of long ago. Jeff Thom has been painting for several years as well as being an accomplished interior wall treatment designer and artist. Stop by the Carnegie Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1-4 p.m., meet the artist and view a great show. Hope to see you there. The Carnegie... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:14:57 -0400 Book 2 Part 1: Peering darkly through the mirror (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/67071 Author’s note: Parts 1 -6 of this narrative comprises the first book of this story. It was not until I finished the Part 6 last Friday evening when I decided this would be a conducive layout for this book/serialization/writing experiment. As with most works, this one in particular has taken a life of its own as it continued to grow and expand with each part/chapter. I don’t know what I expected when I started writing this more than five months ago, but from my perspective,... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 22:21:36 -0400 One life change at a time, please......... (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/67070 So. I quit smoking. Couldn’t be happier about the benefits that go along with quitting, like sharper senses, a longer life, extra money. There is one common result, however, that I am less than thrilled with. Gaining weight (makes sad face, says boo). I am short for my weight, and have been since I had kids. Kinda runs in my family, the women have kids=get fat. But there have been periods of my life where I have been fit and quite a bit smaller. It’s probably just coincidence... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:47:35 -0400 The tattoo stigma (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67068 I never planned on having tattoos. I wasn’t opposed to them, I just hadn’t had the opportunity or sudden will to get any. This was up until a few years ago, when I went under the needle for the first time. Now that I have had some for a few years, it feels like I was always going to have them on my skin, almost like I ‘grew’ into them, (pun intended, as a lot of my ink consists of plants). Which is the reason I can’t understand why stigmas are... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:07:24 -0400 My cup runneth over with Miner Pride (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2064/entry/67059 I have attended football games, watched online and listened to the games on the radio. But nothing compares to sitting right smack dab in the middle of the stands with the fans roaring around you. The noise makers, the cowbells, and the cheers coming from the cheerleaders. It's an intense feeling. Want to know what's even more intense? Seeing your own child run through that big inflatable helmet onto the field. There was no way I could tell which kid was mine, but... Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:50:58 -0400 Linton "with" North Vermillion, again (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/67057 When it was announced this past spring Linton-Stockton and North Vermillion would meet of the field again - this time at Lucas Oil Stadium - Jim Gordillo of the Bloomington Herald-Times tweeted, "This is turning into quite the little rivalry, isn't it?" But it's not your typical rivalry. It isn't a bitter rivalry where there's no love lost between the two schools. These programs have the utmost respect for each other, on and off the gridiron. "This is not a backyard brawl like it is with... Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:58:24 -0400 Pumpkin if you do… pumpkant if you don’t (Greene Well Being by Mallory Rickbeil) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2053/entry/67056 It doesn’t seem like it, but pumpkins are surprisingly difficult to grow. Our autumnal spice conduit and Jack-O-Lantern canvases require a lot of consideration throughout the growing season. I should know: I tried to plant two in my home garden this year only to harvest a large paper sack full of rotten vines. I researched, planned, planted, dreamed, watered, monitored and searched for pests only to stand by powerlessly as my pampered plants ceased to exist in the span of a late in the... Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:46:35 -0400 Linton Miner Football - A band Of brothers (Kuhn's Korner by Debby Kuhn) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kuhn/entry/67046 In Linton, as with most schools, the football team is a close net group. They will fight with each other, defend each other, and hurt anyone who hurts their team mates. But for 10 boys on the team this year, it is really a band of brothers. This year Linton has a rare occurrence. We have four sets of brothers. AND one family has four boys on the team – Chance Howard, Chase Howard, Cash Howard, and Tyler Mongeau. The Clarks have Noah and Caleb. Along with theses, we have two sets of... Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:18:03 -0400 The worst taste of the year: pumpkin spice (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2052/entry/67035 It’s that time of the year again: fall. Perhaps one of the best seasons in my opinion, largely due to the fact that the sun will still be out and you won’t feel like melting. The trees will begin to change soon, giving us the absolute beauty that nature can provide with the leaves. Most of the annoying insects will be leaving, and the cooler weather will be perfect to sit outside with a book to just read and enjoy being out. However, there is just one thing I can never get the grasp... Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:34:01 -0400 Part 6: Carries a secret (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/67012 How do you weigh a moment? Time passes, but not equally. The word "time" is merely a placeholder, which if you break it down, describes little and illuminates less. Einstein, when speaking on the principals of relativity, explained that time moves differently depending on the situation or our relative experience. Have you ever lived a moment when time ceased and became aware of every second and every heartbeat? There are two memorable points in my life when I felt time's wheels grind to a... Fri, 02 Sep 2016 23:10:10 -0400 On being a newlywed (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67010 Believe it or not, I was one of those people who said they would never get married. I remember telling my mother at my sister's wedding how she would have to wait awhile for the next one, when my younger sister would marry. Now that I have been married for a few months, it's hard to imagine I ever felt that way. I think I felt that way because I just hadn't found the right person, and I know it was because my faith hadn't matured enough just yet. It seemed like everything fell into place at... Fri, 02 Sep 2016 20:30:23 -0400 Bananas for apples (Greene Well Being by Mallory Rickbeil) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2053/entry/66996 I've got a serious case of apples on the mind as of late. To be fair, this is the season to be excited about apples, and the place with which to celebrate their significance. I get a sense of giddiness every time I drive under the Bloomfield Apple Festival Banners (which happens at least twice daily) as I count down the days until I can celebrate this iconic fruit with my fellow Hoosiers on Oct. 7 and 8. In the meantime, I'm doing everything I can to take full advantage of the apple harvest... Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:05:15 -0400 Trusting God when life becomes difficult (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/66995 Sometimes life can be difficult and if we did not realize this at first, I'm sure we know it now. I have personally noticed a roller coaster effect where things seem to be going well and other times when I find myself struggling to make sense of it all. Within our journey, it's important to learn how to adapt and this will depend on how close we are to God. Faith is knowing that as long as we are holding His hand and trusting Him completely, we are inspired with hope and the blessed assurance... Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:01:20 -0400 When it's all said and done (The Write Difference by Janie Elliott) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2047/entry/66994 Heavy clouds cover the morning sky with darkness. Winds blow, clouds churn and rain pours. The umbrella turns upside down in the wind and eventually flies off into the storm. Really? But the weather reporter promised a beautiful day with the sun shining away the threat of bad weather. All the plans made have to be held for another day. Yet it seems to go on forever and ever. How long will this storm last? It seems there is no hope. Then when least expected, the rain stops. Clouds part and... Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:56:43 -0400 Part 5: Obscured by Clouds and Shadows (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/66966 Sometimes I doubt these words. Everything is biased, and despite my best efforts for objectivity, what remains is tinted by the lens of the author. Being the author, I am not free from scrutiny, even if it is my own. As I think back to the Ambassador, Laura Spencer and the cast of characters which riddle this narrative, it is often hard to separate dreams from memory. The two converge and meld in the recesses of the past, each becoming more indistinguishable with time. But is it my past or a... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:24:36 -0400 'What business is it of yours?' (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/66965 It reads awkwardly, doesn't it? The words seem out of order, disjointed. Yet, ask someone what it means, and they probably know, "It's none of your business." "What business is it of yours?" comes from German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), and belongs to the phrase, "If I love you, what business is it of yours?" I can't interpret Goethe, but he seems to be saying, "If I love you, that is my business. If you love me, that is your business." What Goethe applied to personal... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:22:38 -0400 The rewards of personal accountability (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/66956 I was at my daughter's house the other day painting one of her bedrooms, (and yes, these are things that retired fathers are happy to do). She was in another room organizing a closet while listening to the radio and a very interesting song came on. I am not really familiar with a lot of pop music, but the Michael Jackson song, "The Man in the Mirror" was playing and I listened intently. Certain tunes from time to time have a tendency to stick in our head and throughout the afternoon I continued... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:02:32 -0400 Go the distance (The Write Difference by Janie Elliott) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2047/entry/66955 Don't you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (1 Corinth 9:24) We all know that if we stop early, not going the full distance, we cannot win a race. But what is distance? To one it is several miles or to another just one step is great effort. Maybe it is a deadline or lessons unfinished for school the next morning. Maybe it is an early morning of detasseling corn but all that can be seen are fields with no end. With no stumbling blocks in... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:00:58 -0400 No cell phone required (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/66947 When was the last time you ate a meal without your cell phone? I bet a lot of readers, perhaps from my own generation and younger, probably can't even remember the last time. The zombie apocalypse might already be here--and it's on our phones. Everywhere I turn, I see people, young and old, staring down at a cell phone. I see people slowly meandering to their destination, occasionally stopping to correct a text message or change songs on an ipod--sometimes stopping in the middle of a... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:52:44 -0400 New position, first touchdown (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2064/entry/66942 There is so much to learn about football! I thought I was doing really good. I understood the main objective of whatever positions Avery played. I'll never forget when he so excitedly asked me if I saw him sack the quarterback. I had to text a fellow football enthusiast to ask what that meant. As the year progressed I knew what a sack was and I could actually spot it on the field without someone having to explain. This year he comes home and says he been practicing a different position.... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:04:19 -0400 Putting produce seconds first (Greene Well Being by Mallory Rickbeil) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2053/entry/66936 I have a problem. Every week I go completely overboard at the local Farmers' Market. I don't mean this in the hyperbolic sense, I impulse buy bushels of produce from the market most weeks of the year. It generally takes up the entire back seat of my car. The result of this weekly splurge generally entails that I have to explain to my partner Chris (generally two hours into a six hour canning fiasco) that I "learned my lesson" and will "probably never do this again." Probably. But the thing... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:40:33 -0400 Weather muddies the early fall sports picture (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/66928 It must be spring. Is it Spring? I don't think it's spring. But last weeks weather-related postponements and cancellations sure made it seem like spring sports season instead of fall. And the rainouts of the Terre Haute Early Bird Invitational and the White River Valley Invite have made it tougher to get an early read on the cross country season. Thursday's Greene County Invitational should give us a clearer outlook. And the defending champs, the Bloomfield boys and the Eastern Greene girls... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:52:11 -0400 The year is 1904 (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/66901 Return with me now to the thrilling days of yesteryear. If you remember that opening line to a very popular radio show of yesteryear you also know who Dan Reed was and to whom he was related. The year is 1904. Life was different then and in many ways it was far superior to life today. In many ways it was far inferior to life today. Let's look at life as it was then and I'll let you determine if you would prefer to live then or now. If you were 24 years old you were middle aged since the... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:27:50 -0400 Thank you, Officer Crynes (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/66890 Friday, Aug. 12 marked the last day of being a police officer in the city of Linton, or anywhere, for Chad Crynes. A 1996 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School, Crynes was hired at age 18 by the Worthington police department, working there in dispatch as he attended college. In Aug. of 2000, Crynes was hired as a patrolman for the Linton Police Department. He worked his way up, and was promoted to sergeant in 2010. He worked with K9 Officer Chico, performing and assisting with searches,... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:46:35 -0400 It takes an army to feed an army (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2064/entry/66856 I am the mother of a Freshman football player and guess what: I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL! Football started late in our house because my kids were not playing. I put my foot down, it wasn't happening. All it took was for Mammy Kuhn to overhear the boys wanting to play and mom saying no. Mammy signed them up the next day. I was worried sick, someone might hurt my babies. Then I attended practice...the Puckett boy fights are way worse and without pads! So fast forward to freshman... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:43:14 -0400 Ain't nothing like the real thing... (The Write Difference by Janie Elliott) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2047/entry/66851 Remember those days when sugar was sugar and a Coke was perfect, nothing added or taken away? When in the center of the Sunday dinner table there would be a huge plate of fried chicken with skin on and flavored by its own tasty fat. The potatoes whipped just right with the "red-capped" milk and a nice slab of real butter slowly dripping from their peaks. And, not one but, several other side dishes making the family meal a smorgasbord. Now, it is deemed "not healthy" to eat these delights in... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:12:08 -0400 Adjusting our attitude about first impressions (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/66850 Have you ever caught yourself judging someone by their appearance? It is amazing how prideful we can be while also living in denial about it. We've all heard stories about the person who drives into the car lot in a modest vehicle and from a general perspective seems very ordinary. He heads straight toward the most expensive models as the sales people watch and secretly mock him instead of waiting on him. Finally, one of them approaches to ask what he is doing completely unaware this individual... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:11:31 -0400 Choose your seat wisely (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/66849 "There's nothing like the view from the cheap seats." Hmmm. Though I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment in the song, I'd have to argue if anyone tried to sell me on its practical application. The view from the cheap seats is usually pretty one-dimensional. Don't get me wrong. When I say "cheap," I'm not talking about money. In a world where our lives are measured in moments, time is infinitely more valuable. In fact, time is the most valuable commodity we have to give, and in the end,... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:09:03 -0400 It's a cherry important time of year (Greene Well Being by Mallory Rickbeil) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2053/entry/66841 Being from Minnesota, there are many times in which I will feel completely out-of-the loop when it comes to seasonal offerings at our Farmers' Markets. This happened quite frequently when I moved to the area, and despite 9 years of dedicated marketgoer-ship and countless hours spent traveling to many of the fantastic markets in our region -- it still happens from time to time. Last year, my family received a small box of itsy-bitsy paper-bound berries in our CSA share. Upon first glance, I... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:23:34 -0400 We appreciate your feedback (Sabrina Says by Sabrina Stockrahm) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2039/entry/66839 Last week, we ran our first episode of Greene Gab and we were very excited about the positive response from our readership. Even more, we enjoyed the fact our readers paid enough attention to offer us some (much-needed) feedback. This was a learning experience for us, and we agreed with all of the pointers. So, this week's episode of Greene Gab will come with some changes. One of the most common bits of feedback we received was about our fidgety reporters in rolling chairs. We all got a kick... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:50:05 -0400 Local veteran is true American hero (Jo's Thoughts by Jo Gardner Chiparo) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1666/entry/66824 Valor is stability, not of legs or arms, but of courage and the soul. - Michel de Montaigne June 25, 1950 began as a typical warm, summer day for Tilman Crody as he worked building a fence on Thompson Farm in Highland Township. Like most carefree 17-year-old boys, when not working on the farm, Crody spent his time hanging out with friends or swimming in the local water hole on hot summer days. However, the news he heard that day changed his life forever. Upon learning that 75,000 North... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:11:33 -0400 Relax with Him (The Write Difference by Janie Elliott) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2047/entry/66806 Dawn peeks over the treetops to awaken God's glory across the morning sky. Birds chirp and trees whisper His peace across the painted horizon. Bees hum while feeding colored blooms and sparkles of dew reflect His beauty. A lot of happenings for so early in the morning. Seems like creation is all abuzz, when all I want is a cup of coffee. Rising early is one of the best times of the day to enjoy what God has given. It's a time to relax with Him and listen. The earth is fresh and clean from the... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:04:58 -0400 Cataract Surgery: Eye recommend it (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/66791 Getting older is definitely not for wimps. Especially when things start to noticeably deteriorate. Like vision, for example. Good vision is easy to take for granted, you don't really think about it much, unless you don't have it. Most people will naturally pay more attention to the things they are seeing, rather than the body parts that allow them to do so. I've had good vision my whole life, up until a few years ago. Back in 1998 or so, I did have surgery on both eyes, but that was to... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:54:46 -0400 Let's talk about bullying (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/66785 The first day of school is one of the most daunting memories I have from my childhood. Not only because my family moved around and I was the 'new girl' literally ten different times, but because through the plethora of various grade schools I attended- I was also bullied. I also literally, quite literally, never even thought some of the things the "mean girls" said to me, before they did. I was a shy, Harry Potter-obsessed book nerd who happened to also enjoy sports. I moved to another new... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:25:10 -0400 Considerations of National Farmers' Market Week (Greene Well Being by Mallory Rickbeil) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2053/entry/66779 National Farmers Week is Aug. 7-13, and I'll be honest- it seems a little counterintuitive that the celebratory holiday take place when the 2016 Market Season for many markets is just over two-thirds complete. I don't claim to know the intentions of those responsible for choosing holidays and national celebrations; but it seems excessive to host Farmers' Market Week in the same week as "Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night" (Aug. 8) a mere 5 days after "National Watermelon... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:46:39 -0400 The Wright Sisters Art Show to open at Carnegie () http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1610/entry/66778 Three sisters with a long family history of creating will showcase their works at the Carnegie with an opening reception beginning this Saturday, Aug. 13 from 1-4 p.m. Julie Wright Corbin is an artist from Linton, a mother of two and grandmother of three. She has a deep love for nature including hiking, fishing, biking, gardening, and mushroom hunting. Her love of the outdoors is showcased in her beautiful paintings. Next to the oldest in a family of six, Judy Wright Crosley learned to be... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:40:20 -0400 Print isn't dying; it's evolving (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2052/entry/66745 When I decided I wanted to be a journalist, I was told all throughout school that my field was a dying one. Even when I was taking my classes, it was a very grim sight when I saw fellow students that had internships in places with skeleton staffs. I was asked why I didn't choose a more safe career path, and to that end I would simply say writing is my passion and I wouldn't be happy doing anything else. In my opinion, however, my career isn't a dying one; it's simply in a state of... Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:33:36 -0400 So far, so good............ (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/66727 As I write this, I am on DAY NINE without a cigarette. It feels amazing to be able to type that. As I've mentioned, this is my third quit and I intend to make it my last. It has by far been the hardest one initially, both in dealing with triggers and cravings in general. I guess I would have to say that my quits have been a little more difficult each time, and that's some pretty good motivation to stay quit for good. All of the hazards and roadblocks that I've read about but never had to... Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:08:13 -0400 There's something about Greene County (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/66721 The coaching carousel turned round and round and finally it stopped. The much-anticipated announcements surrounding the varsity boys basketball coaching vacancies at Shakamak and Bloomfield came out publicly this week. A month ago former Lakers coach J.B. Neill was hired to replace Dave Mahurin at Edgewood. The Bloomfield coaching position had been open for seven weeks since Matt Britton stepped aside. Speculation was running rampant. A new school year was fast approaching. Now the... Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:38:06 -0400 God can't be explained, he can only be experienced (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/66722 I attend church every Sunday I am able, I love God and his people as fiercely as I can, and I strive everyday for my marriage to include God at the center. Yet- I haven't taken the plunge into my faith as deeply as I feel I should, and very-well could. The constant struggle of always thinking I can do better is part of what drives me every day- as an artist, writer and general member of our community. Many people I know were baptized when they were children, some not even remembering their... Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:52:43 -0400