Greene County Daily World blogs http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/ Recent blogs from the Greene County Daily World newspaper in Linton, Indiana en-us Local Photographer Discovers the Extraordinary in the Ordinary () http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1610/entry/67823 Local photographer and artist, Tammy Nevills' solo show opens this Sunday, December 11th at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center from 2-5 pm. Tammy was born and raised in Indiana, moving to Greene County when she was only 7 years old. She holds a great love of the outdoors, animals, weather and all the beauty nature has to offer....with the exception of mosquitos! Her fascination with photography began as a child when she became interested in her Dad's Kodak 110 camera... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:19:54 -0500 Finding our reason for the season (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/67803 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, 07 Dec 2016 09:36:15 -0500 Sugar free gum versus dog (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67801 Last weekend did not go as planned in the Slaven household. Our fourteen pound Yorkie, Preston, decided it would be a treat to eat nearly half a pack of Orbit sugar free chewing gum. Normally, we put him in a bedroom if we leave the house, but after a successful Saturday morning walk and knowing we wouldn’t be gone long, we decided not to. Unfortunately for all, my work bag was sitting open on the floor, complete with a pack of gum in the front pocket. Preston put his... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:55:38 -0500 Staying in control of your finances (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/67784 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 “You must gain control over your money or the... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:27:43 -0500 Deadline nearing for Build-a-Basket program (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/67783 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, 05 Dec 2016 10:47:48 -0500 Ducks and rain = great times (Jon's Journeys and Misadventures by Jon Swaby) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2015/entry/67770 Duck hunting can be a hit or miss proposition. One day the birds are everywhere and you can seem to do no wrong. Then, the next day opens to empty skies and a figurative desert wasteland for waterfowl. Over the last couple of years, two things have affected my fortunes more than any other factor. The first, having good relationships with landowners, without which my ability to pick up and move to greener pastures would be severely limited. Secondly, a good hard rain can create a world... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:34:32 -0500 Book 2 Part 3: A stubble of sin (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/67718 The volley of a thousand screams filled my ears as I fell through the lake. Before my eyes, flashes of light contorted, merged into shapes and would take human form. I would see the faces of people pass before me, each looking indifferent and without expression. But as one visage would arise, another would usurp in its wake. It was hard to center where the screams originated. There was no direction, neither up nor down or dimensions existed in the space. Nothing was permanent and continually... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:14:46 -0500 A, e, i, o, u and sometimes y (Sabrina Says by Sabrina Stockrahm) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2039/entry/67711 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 38.0px; font: 40.0px 'Minion Pro'} 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'} 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'; min-height: 10.0px} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.8px} Spending almost every day with a kindergartner means getting back to the basics. By basics, I mean... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:41:52 -0500 Black Friday isn’t over yet (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67683 Amid all of the holiday festivities and family gatherings is always the cloud of Black Friday shopping. I call it a cloud because it was never a fun-filled shopping day of grabbing the latest and greatest deals off of the shelves for me. I almost always had to work at my part time job, which was almost always at a retail store. Boo-hoo-woe-is-me I know, but, when you work retail, paid days off are hard to come by. With the prospect of Thanksgiving Day looming, just the... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Beware of the goat (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/67682 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, 21 Nov 2016 16:49:37 -0500 Thanks for all the fish (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/67681 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 {letter-spacing: 0.3px} It’s that time of year again. The time when social media buzzes with “I am thankful for....” lists, and some people post every day with a different thing they are grateful for. I think... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:05:22 -0500 Thank God for grandparents (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67668 Six years ago, almost to the day, my papaw went to a Heavenly home. After a battle with Parkinson’s Disease, (likely stemming from exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam), heart surgery and other health problems, my grandfather was laid to rest in the small town he was born in, having spent months in-and-out of several nursing homes and care facilities. My grandmother had taken care of him to the point where it was affecting her own health, forcing her to make the difficult... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:47:07 -0500 “Mayfield’s Mutts and More” art by Rylie Daisha Mayfield () http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1610/entry/67659 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' Opening this Saturday at the South East Gallery at the Carnegie is the solo show “Mayfield’s Mutts and More” art by Rylie Daisha Mayfield. Artist Rylie Daisha Mayfield, daughter of Dewayne and Rebecca Mayfield, is currently a college freshman at Indiana University where she is pursuing a career in business. Rylie’s artistic... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:40:29 -0500 Book 2 Part 2: From a different perspective (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/67654 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Times; color: #232323} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} “Where are we?” “Where are we not?” returned the Ambassador as he walked towards the tree on the hill. Déjà vu is an odd feeling, in fact there is no other way to describe the way I felt after arriving other than with those two words. Every step, every turn of the head was as if I was ordained to do so, or I have already done so before. I... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:07:30 -0500 I would be labeled an anarchist (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/67620 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, 14 Nov 2016 11:53:21 -0500 Pause for prayer (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67610 I find my days are sometimes so hectic and chaotic that I forget to stop and value the simple things. From being a night owl due to my shift, trying to schedule interviews in on days I can hardly keep track of the last time I ate and adjusting to a full-time work schedule--I can get to a place where I seem pretty closed off. On days where my eyes hurt from looking at a computer screen most of the day, it can be tough to come out of my zombie-like haze when I go home at night. Other days, I... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:26:51 -0500 Planting mums in the fall (Ask a Greene Gardener) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2041/entry/67602 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'} 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'} p.p5 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font:... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:08:45 -0500 Another historic first for Greene County football (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/67597 In 2015, the Linton-Stockton Miners and the Eastern Greene Thunderbirds both enjoyed the most successful football seasons either program had ever experienced. This year, the Thunderbirds have exceeded last season’s historic achievements. And Eastern Greene’s first-ever football sectional championship last week leads us to another historic first - the first all-Greene County Class A Regional matchup, Friday at Thunderbird Field. In late July, about a week before the official... Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:50:18 -0500 A cat named Meep....... (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/67570 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' span.s1 -0.1px Several years ago, one of my best friends died. I had him euthanized when it was determined that he was suffering from a fatal disease, and not getting any better. He deserved a quick, painless death and it was the last thing I could do for my little black buddy. His full name was Powder McChowder Prince of Cats, but I just called him Powder or... Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:02:17 -0500 Loving yourself is the greatest revolution (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67557 Loving yourself is the greatest revolution An one point in my young life, my love for photography teetered along with a love for fashion, as I always found experience in front of the camera to teach me an awful lot about what was going on behind the camera as well. Although I am now a little reluctant to share some of my stories from this chapter of my life, I feel the experiences, connections and social interactions the world of modeling gave to me to be valuable in my every day life,... Fri, 04 Nov 2016 21:08:24 -0400 Community support makes Head Start work (Sabrina Says by Sabrina Stockrahm) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2039/entry/67554 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} Head Start has always had a special place in my heart, and to see the community I’ve always loved stand behind the... Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:33:10 -0400 Being passionate about what we love (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/67553 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, 04 Nov 2016 14:26:33 -0400 Honey for the Soul (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/67549 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 Why is it that sometimes one has to live a lot of... Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:25:36 -0400 Generations assists with variety of programs (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/67536 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' 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'; min-height: 10.0px MATTER OF BALANCE: Generations is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls in Linton in partnership with Autumn Trace of Greene County. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm at Autumn... Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:50:04 -0400 Celebration of November (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/67535 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'} Let’s talk about November where you spend 1/12 of your life every year. November is one of four months with 30 days. Some of you are already saying it, “Thirty days hath…..” It is an ancient Roman word which means nine. Now to the important stuff. Baseball season is finally over. I have lost interest in baseball since the strike of... Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:16:51 -0400 Miner Defense: Unheralded? Underrated? (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/67512 With Tyler Meurer running past defenders, Garrett Mason running over people, and Keaton Cox and Kendall Williams running around and through them, the Linton Miners offense has garnered much of the attention this season. Understandably so. The Miners offensive juggernaut is rolling up 418 yards and 55.2 points per game. And with such a prolific offense, the defense is sometimes overlooked. But the Miner defense has allowed just 7.2 points per game. And the starting unit has given up just... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:55:08 -0400 Falling in love with the game (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2064/entry/67507 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' All it takes to fall in love with the Linton Miner Football program is to attend one game. Just sit in the stands; feel the energy. I’ve been telling my family and friends all season long: just go to one game. These boys play their hearts out every week, and it spills out through the crowd. The fans feed off the players and you can’t help but get caught... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:09:55 -0400 Chamber members hosting variety of perks (Linton-Stockton Chamber News by Cheryl Hamilton) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1158/entry/67503 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' THANK YOU to Jake and Amanda Thatcher with YoDelicious for hosting our October 18 Chamber Meeting. Another big shout out to Trent Wilkes with Tastee Creations for catering our luncheon. For those of you unable to attend, Congressman Bucshon met with us and provided some great information regarding the UMWA retirement benefits, insight on Obama Care and the... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:24:59 -0400 A Halloween cat tale (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67484 I’ve always been an animal lover. As a child, I remember begging my parents to get us a puppy just about every time the Christmas season rolled around. One year, my father, who claimed to be allergic to nearly all types of animals, wrapped up a very realistic looking mommy-dog and her puppies in a basket, and placed it under the Christmas tree. Unwrapping Christmas presents the next morning, I remember him chuckling to himself about how I had gotten what I wanted, while I... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:38:16 -0400 Halloween has always been my favorite holiday (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/67482 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; 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-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light'; min-height: 10.0px I have always loved Halloween. From the widespread availability of free candy to the chance to dress up and act silly, it’s the holiday for me. It also happens to be my wedding anniversary, so win-win. When I was growing up, our family was... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:12:25 -0400 ​It’s not an easy job (Sabrina Says by Sabrina Stockrahm) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2039/entry/67478 When most people get pulled over, they usually have one thought: Please don’t give me a ticket. But, for law enforcement, at least a dozen thoughts are racing through their head. The Bloomfield Police Department invited me to its traffic stop training session Wednesday night to get a feel for a variety of scenarios from start to finish. Before the department’s four full-time and three part-time officers hopped in the car, BPD Officer Jordan Allor, a certified stops trainer,... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:25:59 -0400 Start your engines! (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/67457 0400 – Landis Girls Residence No particular weekday Gentlemen, start your engines! (In our case, I guess I should say “ladies.”) These size 10s hit the floor, and my own personalized version of the Daytona 500 begins. Sliding out of bed, I immediately reach down to the floor to gather my purse and flowery catchall bag containing the fragments of my brain that no longer fit in my purse. With my free hands, I scoop up dirty clothes (my own and those of the... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:17:13 -0400 How about those Lady Miners! (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/67437 This was not supposed to happen. Nobody expected the Linton-Stockton Lady Miners to beat the Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings and win Class 2A Volleyball Sectional 47 at North Knox. But they did. In their best collective effort of the season the Lady Miners shocked Barr-Reeve - and the world - knocking off the state’s third-ranked team in Class 2A. And as the old cliche goes, “That’s why they play the games.” ***** One who did believe was Lady Miners volleyball... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:51:09 -0400 Results of the pumpkin war (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2052/entry/67430 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' span.s1 0.3px After making the mistake of writing a column about my disdain of most everything pumpkin spice, my family decided to retaliate in the only way they knew how: by sending me the strangest things they could find. It took a little over a month for the ideas to officially run out. However, it all started with a package of pumpkin spice Oreos from one of my aunts. Sure, I... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:06:22 -0400 STAY FOCUSED -THERE IS MUCH WORK TO DO (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/67416 I’m sure you have noticed there is not a shortage of opinions about this election. Even Facebook is blowing up with our family and friends expressing their personal thoughts. It seems this election has not only revealed more about what we believe politically but it has also opened some new philosophical and religious views. I have wondered over the years just how many people actually have a clue about politics, (I do not) and the more I listen to the avalanche of viewpoints, the more... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:17:44 -0400 Age is just a number? (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67415 I can’t help but to cringe every time I am referred to as a ‘millennial.’ I decided to ask Google to provide me with a definition of what it means to be a millennial, and I was presented with this answer: “A person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000.” Ok. So I was born in 1993, making me seven years old at the turn of the 21st century. Digging a little deeper, I found that millennials are most often labeled as being born at the earliest in... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:20:42 -0400 Sweater weather is better weather (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/67379 Finally, Fall! My favorite season for more than one reason (I am such a poet today!), Fall is the time of year for me when I am most comfortable, I get to wear layers, leaves crunch under my feet and I get older! Wait, that last part I’m not so fond of.......... I am, however, very fond of Halloween. It happens to be my wedding anniversary, costumes and makeup are encouraged for days long, and candy, candy everywhere! I’ve always loved the creativity of Halloween, in... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:25:39 -0400 I see tinfoil and that is a good thing (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/67374 A.J., who reads my column in the Linton Daily Citizen, recommended that I read an article on the Internet titled “10 things I will never eat and why.” It was written by a food expert who in my opinion has assumed the title. The author named several foods and places where he shall never eat. Buffets. There are times when I teeter on the brink of agreeing with him. He says there is an unacceptable level of uncleanliness involved in buffet eating such as how the food is prepared... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:08:07 -0400 Football program is about more than sports (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2064/entry/67371 I grew up an Army brat in a small community near Fort Bragg, NC. Almost everyone around us had some sort of ties to the Army. Most of our parents were transplants from other states. So that meant most of our grandparents and family members were from out of state also. Sometimes all we had was each other. The bond we created as children remains strong today. In fact my first childhood friend from NC attended the football game at Lucas Oil earlier this year. She now proudly wears her Linton Miner... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:50:11 -0400 Adjusting to a large family (Sabrina Says by Sabrina Stockrahm) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2039/entry/67370 I’ve been a married woman for just over three months, and in that time frame I’ve been asked the same question dozens of times: “How is married life treating you?” I love that question, because I get the chance to brag on my husband. He works hard to provide for us, but even more he understands that my job is hard too -- albeit not physically. He constantly tells me how awesome and beautiful I am, which means more than he’ll ever know. But, one question I had... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:25:13 -0400 To never stop learning (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67356 For many years, many, I have been trying to learn how to play the guitar. I have had several in my possession, yet I couldn’t make a single one carry a tune other than ‘Smoke on the Water’ or ‘Happy Birthday’ on single strings. In an effort to accomplish this goal, my husband and I went to Bloomington one weekend with the intention of buying or renting an instrument or two. First, we went to Melody Music Shop, where we were encouraged to travel to... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:21:01 -0400 Communicating with a purpose (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/67344 I have the opportunity to meet new people every week and I am grateful for this blessing. As I continue to pray for spiritual awareness, I realize the Lord has been patient with my own problems and has graciously allowed me to labor in the area of communication. When having a conversation with someone, listening intently is the key to recognizing what is on their mind and in particular to discern where they are in their relationship with God. Most of the time the average person will stay in the... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:22:55 -0400 Next Chamber meeting at YoDelicious (Linton-Stockton Chamber News by Cheryl Hamilton) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1158/entry/67343 Chamber members, our next meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at noon. We will be meeting at YoDelicious in downtown Linton. Catering will be provided by Trent Wilkes with Tastee Creations. Our speaker for October will be Congressman Larry Bucshon. Please mark your calendar now and plan to join us. This will be an opportunity to ask the Congressman questions concerning you and your businesses. Watch for additional details in the coming weeks. As a reminder this is open to all LSCC members... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:03:17 -0400 Investing in your future’s future (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67309 Perhaps you have heard it before, but perfect people don't go to heaven. In fact, perfect people don't even exist. I'm no minister and I'm certainly far from perfect--but I do plan on going to heaven once my time on Earth is up. Quite the opposite happens from what I have humbly concluded-- forgiven sinners go to heaven. And, we all are sinners. The key point being, forgiven. Think about it, (humor me at least), but when our time is up and the lights go out, nothing... Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Your worth to God is beyond measure (Living on Purpose by By Billie Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/67308 Sometimes we feel down and discouraged and if we continue down this path, we will start thinking that our life is not really worth much and no one really cares. These are times when negativity starts following us around, whispering painful suggestions and lies from the dark side. On a positive note, there is some very good news; the Bible is the highest standard of absolute truth and within these instructions of divine wisdom it is clearly explained that God sees you as the most valuable... Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:41:27 -0400 A great hunting dog is a treasure indeed (Jon's Journeys and Misadventures by Jon Swaby) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2015/entry/67307 Anyone who has hunted with dogs, be it pointers, hounds or retrievers can understand the statement laid out in the headline of this column. A great dog is more than a tool, a great dog is a companion. A barometer of successes and failures and a bragging point among friends. Recently, I hunted with Frank Lemaire. Frank’s best friend is a yellow lab, named Meaux, grizzled with age and hard of hearing. (What’s the old saying... a dog reflects traits of its owner, but I digress.... Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:35:28 -0400 Football is fun for the whole family (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2064/entry/67293 One of the best things about watching Linton Miner football is watching it with my dad. I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. Don Woods was Mr. Baseball at Shakamak back in his high school days. I grew up watching him play softball in an Army League. I was raised on baseball and fishing. He taught me how to throw a baseball and bait my own hook. He taught me nothing about football. So he is learning along the way just like me. Daddy moved to Kentucky a couple of years ago after... Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:14:53 -0400 The real cost of not voting (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/67285 “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard my dad use that phrase. As I grew up, I received the message loud and clear. Voting was my personal responsibility and a valuable piece of my American heritage. As a teenager, I served as a page at the Indiana Legislature, and the experience further ingrained in me the value that I could bring to the political process. Representatives elected by fellow Hoosiers made decisions on... Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:30:58 -0400 Dot and Eugene: A solo exhibition () http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1610/entry/67284 A solo art exhibition by Dr. Matthew A. Parmenter opens this Saturday in the South East Gallery at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center. The show is entitled “Dot and Eugene” in honor of his parents who were instrumental in his development and interest in painting. Matt says, “My mother had me take private oil lessons in the 7th and 8th grade as she felt I needed a little more ‘culture’ in my life.” Stating he has always been drawn to... Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:19:02 -0400 Mom can’t protect them on the football field (Friday Night Insight by By Heidi Puckett) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2064/entry/67247 Now that we’ve been through a few games I’m started to feel a bit more comfortable with football. But I still have that little pit in my stomach that tightens every time I see those boys make a play. I don’t think I breathe until the play is made and I can spot the man child get up safely. I’m pretty sure every parent feels the same way. What I am trying to understand is the whole moment in my brain that screams “TACKLE THEM, GET THEM, TAKE THEM... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:34:56 -0400