Greene County Daily World blogs http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/ Recent blogs from the Greene County Daily World newspaper in Linton, Indiana en-us What is scratch? (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/68560 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold' p.p2 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro' p.p3 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' p.p4 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px span.s1 16.0px 'Minion Pro' span.s2 -0.8px What is scratch? I don’t hear this word as... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 There's power in the prayer (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68601 So now what about when God tells us, ‘yes?’ A few weeks ago, I was inspired to tell you about God telling me ‘no’ to something I at one point prayed enthusiastically for. I never thought it would be almost as difficult as when he said, ‘yes.’ You’ve probably seen the film ‘Yes Man’ featuring Jim Carey, (If not, I recommend it), the point of it being how it would be worse if we had an answer in the affirmative every single time. Yes.... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:39:29 -0400 Meals on Wheels needs your help (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/68589 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} Due to the increasing number of older individuals in our service area, coupled with limited and decreasing funds, Meals on Wheels is in great need of community support. For over 40 years, Generations... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:46:58 -0400 Tax payment season is near (From the Desk of the Treasurer by Nicole Stahl) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/nicolestahl/entry/68562 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:25:44 -0400 Abe didn’t have it so tough (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/68559 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:47:43 -0400 Darkness cannot overcome the light of God’s presence (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68558 It’s amazing to think that without light, there is complete darkness. Thank God, every morning He directs the sun to rise which allows us to see without stumbling and having to feel our way around like a blind person. Spiritually speaking, we were all born into spiritual darkness and are only given our vision when we invite Christ to transform us into a new creation. Another exciting reality is that no amount of darkness can extinguish even the tiniest light, and confirms that as creator,... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:34:50 -0400 March is disability awareness month (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68546 I used to say my dream job was to be an ‘Explorer.’ No, not in the child-like sense, (well, kind of), but in the National Geographic Magazine kind of sense. See, I really love photography, and I really love animals. Plus--I’ve sort of been struck with wanderlust since the get-go. When I received my first DSLR as a Christmas gift when I was about 18--one click of that shutter and I was hooked. I took pictures of everything. My dorm. Bugs. Running water.... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:15:06 -0400 Looking for a friend named Josh (Jon's Journeys and Misadventures by Jon Swaby) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2015/entry/68545 Joshua: According to some translations the name Joshua means God is generous. In my particular case, God certainly has been generous... with Josh’s. It all started innocently enough when I was five years old. My sister gave birth to my nephew, Josh Pickett. From the time he was old enough to play in the sand as a child we have been friends. I fondly remember our first hunts together, equipped with Nerf archery equipment, patroling the wild expanses of our childhood backyards in pursuit... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:10:55 -0400 Compassion and mercy is the heart of God (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68537 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} For those who have visited a nursing home or a medical care facility, you know what I mean when I refer to these places as difficult and uncomfortable. The sights and sounds are difficult for our emotions to process and explains why many would rather avoid them altogether. I have heard people say they do not like hospitals, nursing homes or funerals and... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:57:28 -0400 In memory of a loving family friend (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2052/entry/68536 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.2px} I honestly thought this week was going to be a normal week. However, I received a text from my dad while I was at work on Monday that a former neighbor from my youth, Jane Huffman, had passed away. Now, I’ve written about the Huffmans before. Bill in particular is one of the people that I credit with teaching me the value of working... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:48:14 -0400 Former Linton man curious about piece of history (Sabrina Says by Sabrina Stockrahm) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2039/entry/68533 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:02:52 -0400 A look back at basketball season (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/68520 Basketball season is “officially” over now - at least for the five Greene County schools. Before we revisit “the season that was” there is something I must address. I need to issue a public apology. After Linton-Stockton and Eastern Greene lost on the opening night of the sectional, I tweeted - wrongfully so - “Basketball season’s over.” Of course it was wrong. Not to mention foolish, short-sighted, hurtful and disrespectful. I sincerely... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:55:13 -0400 The art of letting go (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/68493 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:49:53 -0500 Lakers will give it their best shot Saturday (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/68489 After winning its first sectional title in nine years, Shakamak is headed to the Martinsville Regional. And the Lakers aren’t going simply to be making a regional appearance. Obviously Shakamak coach Nate O’Neall wants the players to have fun and enjoy the experience of regional week. But make no mistake - the Lakers are going to Martinsville to play. “It’s a fun experience,” the first-year Laker coach said. "We’re happy to be here.... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:02:57 -0500 When God tells us 'no' (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68482 Lately, I’ have been struggling with the disappointment of God telling me, ‘no.’ When I pray for something, and then it doesn’t happen, I can I have two choices of feeling: to be disappointed, or to be confident. Wait, confident? I can say with confidence, praying is my most powerful tool on earth, and for it to not work, in fact for quite the opposite of my prayers to work--it might be easy to see how one might lose faith. For me, it was like... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:31:17 -0500 Are computers male or female? (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/68318 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold' p.p2 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro' p.p3 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' p.p4 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman' p.p5 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height:... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 March is Nutrition Awareness Month (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/68457 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:05:35 -0500 Local man seeking answers (Sabrina Says by Sabrina Stockrahm) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2039/entry/68443 In recent months, we have urged members of Greene County to step up and do their part to ensure their tax dollars are being well spent. An eastern Greene County man took those words seriously and has been attending Greene County Commissioners meetings and asking a lot of questions to better understand how the county is running. Ronald Toon is retired and after Garmong was hired as the construction manager for the proposed Greene County Jail expansion project, decided to use his time to... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:55:09 -0500 Give your kids a first (something) to remember....... (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/68436 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} Who’s your child’s favorite entertainer? If you don’t mind looking like a total hero, next time that entertainer is within a 100 mile radius, buy a couple of tickets to their show, especially if your offspring has never seen a live show before. The experience will be priceless to your child, for obvious reasons, but also to you. As our kids grow, we... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:17:05 -0500 Marsh Madness artist Marty Jones opens Friday at Carnegie () http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1610/entry/68420 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold' p.p2 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro' p.p3 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' p.p4 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px span.s1 16.0px 'Minion Pro' span.s2 -0.8px The wildlife photography of Marty Jones,... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:36:58 -0500 February means I am weary (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/68419 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:22:32 -0500 Protecting our conscience from the little foxes (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68418 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} Life has its ups and downs and no one is exempt from struggling every now and then. We’ve heard that how we react to situations is a key to how much peace we can maintain and I certainly believe... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:57:59 -0500 Sectional 47 will be tough once again (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/68407 Every year is seems Class 2A Sectional 47 is one of the most - if not the most - competitive sectionals in 2A basketball. For each of the last four tournaments at least three - and sometimes four - teams could claim a legitimate chance at winning. And it’s true again this year. As South Knox coach Mark Rohrer said, “Another year and another loaded Sectional 47!” The one common thread the past four sectionals? Linton-Stockton won all four. That’s four consecutive... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:46:48 -0500 Chamber learns about state agriculture (Linton-Stockton Chamber News by Cheryl Hamilton) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1158/entry/68400 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} Thank you to Monical’s Pizza for hosting this week’s Chamber meeting. We had an excellent speaker, Bob White, from Indiana Farm Bureau. Bob updated members on the importance of Ag in our state’s economy as well as providing very interesting statistics for Greene County. Our March Chamber Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 23 at... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:35:57 -0500 An open letter to President Trump (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/68398 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:10:53 -0500 Enjoying the abundant life at any age (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68397 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:45:45 -0500 Don’t forget to check your shoe (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/68377 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:08:31 -0500 In your face, Henry Ford (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/68317 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 For those who have it 'all together' (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68356 In between all of the Valentine’s Day posts of chocolates and flowers on everybody’s favorite Facebook last week, I kept seeing status updates from high school friends tagging a name I hadn’t seen in a long time-- and the words ‘rest in peace’ along with it. Upon further investigation (a click here and scroll there), I found out this girl was dead. She had died hours before my eyes rapidly took in the knowledge from left to right as I scrolled down my news... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:25:37 -0500 The issue of over thinking (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2052/entry/68348 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} As I’ve written before, I’m a very flawed person. However, I don’t look at this as a negativity by any means. Rather, I accept it as just being a part of human nature. The best I can do is learn more about myself and really look into these flaws and fix them, or at the very least accept them as a part of who I am. One major issue that has plagued me for... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:28:50 -0500 February meeting set for Tuesday (Linton-Stockton Chamber News by Cheryl Hamilton) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1158/entry/68347 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} Our February Chamber Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at noon at Monical’s Pizza. Our speaker for this meeting will be Bob White from the state Farm Bureau office. We encourage all members to join us to hear Mr. White. As a reminder, we will need your RSVP for this meeting so we can have Monical’s adequately prepare. You can email... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:06:22 -0500 Returning the to the source (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/68337 Do you remember that moment when music made an impact on your life? For some, music is an inescapable facet of life. It is with them in the car, as they walk down the street, it is the background noise to conversation, it is the emotional shoulder when times seem bleak, it is the introduction of a new bride and new groom and it plays it out when our time has come. Music is explicably tied to memory. Perhaps that is why I can’t listen to Bruce Springsteen without thinking of my... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:04:06 -0500 I’m in the kitchen with the Tombstone Blues (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/68335 Each town has its own unique attributes. More specifically, small towns generally share a similar thread: a tight-knit community coupled with a legato pace. Depending on one’s perspective, these attributes could either be a benefit or a deterrent. Many people choose to live a small town because they don’t like to wait 30 minutes to travel across town, or when walking into a restaurant or grocery store, they enjoy having the ability to be recognized: a server remembering your usual... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:14:34 -0500 Ten skills to get hired (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/68315 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:46:04 -0500 County Updates (From the Desk of the Treasurer by Nicole Stahl) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/nicolestahl/entry/68275 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' p.p2 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman' One of the first questions from taxpayers, friends and family is “How is it going in there?” That’s a tough question to answer. I know what we have accomplished in these few short weeks. We know the direction we want to take... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:23:17 -0500 Part Three, in which I talk about the pressroom and inserters............... (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/68272 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' Alrighty, let’s head into the pressroom. Big. Loud. Awesome. The press itself is amazing. watching the paper spin by so fast it’ll make your head spin. Ink by the barrel, paper by the ton. The pressroom is staffed by two and a half men. I say two and a half, because there are two regular press guys, and then our paginator, Jon, runs it on Fridays. He... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:51:20 -0500 A treasure-trove of “-isms” (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/68255 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman'} Growing up in a rural setting, I was a sponge for local idioms and colloquialisms. These “folksy” sayings were usually a treasure-trove of wisdom, and I’ve always been pleasantly surprised at how many of them... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:36:36 -0500 The prodigal son finds a home (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/68227 After 12 years of signing leases for apartments, I took a more permanent step in placing my signature on a mortgage for a term of 30 years in July. 30 years is a lot of time, considering it is equal to my entire lifespan. Prior to this, I never entered into a contractual obligation for more than a year. Annually, in August it was the same routine: scavenge for cardboard boxes and fit the contents of my life in friend’s trucks or U-Hauls. It was humbling to know that a life, my life, could... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:37:58 -0500 February is National Heart Month (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/68214 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 6.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman'} p.p5 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font:... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:26:46 -0500 More Pros and Cons of being a small town reporter from a big city (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/68169 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} Last week, as I was describing the people I work with, I decided I would need a Part II, so here it is: My editor, Sabrina Stockrahm. Works harder than any boss I’ve ever had, and she always, always has faith in me. She is a great example of what a journalist should be, and I have learned much just by watching her. We also worked together at Arby’s and at... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:49:14 -0500 Moving greater things (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/68168 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold' p.p2 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro' p.p3 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' p.p4 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px span.s1 16.0px 'Minion Pro' span.s2 -0.8px Let’s see how well I can do from... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:17:22 -0500 Choosing to build on a solid foundation (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68167 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:04:23 -0500 Volunteers coaches needed for fall prevention program (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/68133 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing: -0.8px} Generations is looking to expand our Matter of Balance (MOB) program. This nationally recognized evidence-based... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:30:58 -0500 Freezing for a reason...again (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2052/entry/68124 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.1px} In the middle of February, I will be once again jumping into a very cold pool of water in order to raise money for Greene County Special Olympics. I first took part in the Polar Plunge when I was a senior in high school. Being a member of the swim team, we all banded together in order to raise as much money as we could. From what I... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:39:01 -0500 The Pros and Cons of being a small town news reporter from a big city (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/68114 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' As most who know me know, I’m from Seattle. Bright lights, big city, people, skyscrapers, noise, action, lots going on. And in Seattle, if you’re not in an urban mood, a 20-minute drive will get you to the base of a mountain, at a ferry terminal or some other naturally beautiful place. Sigh. Do I miss it? YES, OF COURSE I MISS IT, WHY WOULD I NOT MISS... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:01:36 -0500 Its all about the smiles (Jon's Journeys and Misadventures by Jon Swaby) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2015/entry/68113 Social media gets a bad rap. Often, we hear news reports of crimes and bullying conducted through social media’s various forms. Marriages have been broken and lives are affected. Recently, I was able to experience the flip side of social media. For the second year, I was part of Cold Front Calls Waterfowl Weekend. 2015 was the first we had hunted with Randy Cesco owner and founder of Cold Front Calls. He and I met through Facebook when I inquired about his products, we hit it off and... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:06:21 -0500 Tips for preventing falls this winter (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/68076 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro Semibold'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 16.0px 'Minion Pro'} span.s2 {letter-spacing:... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:21:27 -0500 “If I were the devil” (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68069 As you could probably guess, I love telling stories. Through photos or with my words, I have always felt the pen really is much mightier than the sword, Yes, I know a sword might be a little more deadly here on Earth, but in the long-run and in my humble opinion, the strongest weapons evoke feeling, not violence. My husband recently exposed me to Paul Harvey, a broadcaster who was on the daily news from the 1950’s until the 1990’s (And also in my opinion, quite the inspired writer).... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Sitting here in Queens......eating refried beans... --from ‘We’re a Happy Family,’ by the Ramones (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/68070 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman'} Okay, it’s time for me to do a ‘best-of’ list, methinks. And what better to list than Ramones songs? I was going to do a top ten, but that was too conformist, so here are my top 15... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:38:48 -0500 Love will endure whatever may come (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68068 It’s hard to believe that 6 months has gone by since my dad passed away. I know that many of you have lost one or both parents and I’m sure we never really get over losing our loved ones but rather learn how to adapt as we try to keep pressing forward. Dad was the hub in our family where all the spokes were connected and now without him there is a huge void. As the oldest child, I’m trying to step in and help in any I can, but only the Lord can heal the wounds within our... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:07:19 -0500