Greene County Daily World blogs http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/ Recent blogs from the Greene County Daily World newspaper in Linton, Indiana en-us Office pranks, part two: the attack of Travolta (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2052/entry/69042 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 my last column, I wrote about some of the office pranks that have occurred over the course of the past year I have been working for the paper. Apparently, the rest of the crew here decided they had to step up their game after their shenanigans had been posted. The first prank again had to do with the background of my computer. As of the... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:18:33 -0400 The human magnet, John Danner.... (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/68990 My husband. Back in 1998, John and I met online, after I had won an eBay auction from him, a Ramones record I had been looking for. In the form letter he sent advising me of my win, the same one he sent to all winners, I guess I read more into it than most would, and I wrote him back, blathering about how much I love the Ramones, urging him to write back. Not one to disobey (insert elbow nudge here), John did write back, telling me he had seen the Ramones in Bloomington several years... Fri, 12 May 2017 19:03:51 -0400 ​Murphy, you can have my house (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/68986 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, 12 May 2017 15:34:07 -0400 ​A day of travel in Tulsa (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/68956 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, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 ​A body builder and a priest walk on a plane... (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/68955 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, 09 May 2017 10:19:49 -0400 ​Treasurer thankful for taxpayer patience (From the Desk of the Treasurer by Nicole Stahl) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/nicolestahl/entry/68954 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, 09 May 2017 09:10:59 -0400 A Geezer Guide To Household Repairs (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/68945 I have only been a member of one union. I am still a member. My union card is metallic and is worn on my left hand, third finger. In foot terms it would be the “One who had no roast beef.” Over the years that BW and I have sailed on the Good Ship Vandeventer on the seas of matrimony I have been called upon to be the one who fixes and repairs things. Sometimes my alacrity and sagacity are amazing. Other times the lack thereof is embarrassing. As a result of my prowess in handiness... Fri, 05 May 2017 21:40:23 -0400 ​Having compassion on those less fortunate (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68915 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, 03 May 2017 09:25:44 -0400 Spring issue of Generations Magazine is out (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/68885 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:... Mon, 01 May 2017 10:01:47 -0400 A brand new tennis star (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/68868 I’ll begin this column with a rhetorical question: Is there anything Bloomfield’s Felicity Graf can’t do? OK, maybe she’s not quite ready to perform brain surgery. And she probably can’t dunk a basketball (she’s generously listed at 5-7.) But she did average 11 points, four steals, three rebounds, and three assists for this year’s Lady Cardinals Class A basketball sectional champions. In addition, Felicity was named to the... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:09:12 -0400 Is there really no room in Greene County? (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68866 When I first heard the news about Middle Way House (MWH) simply losing its permanent location, a number of faces, memories and thoughts came to mind. Sure, to some it might just be another volunteer-based organization gone under, but to me, and to so many others--it means so much more. Despite losing its permanent location, the organization will not be closing, according to Victim’s Advocate, Christa Turpin in an article published by the Greene County Daily World on April... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:35:43 -0400 It takes a village................Thank you, Greene County! (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/68864 Recently the newspaper held a banquet to honor and award the ten finalists in its “Greene County’s Bright Future” contest. Several folks, including Heidi Puckett, Tina Davis, Christy Lehman, Debbie Bender, Beverly Stamm and Deb Pruett helped make and serve the meal, the city of Linton graciously donated the use of the building and we wrote about all ten kids and their good works. With a week to go until banquet time, it was mentioned that there were no... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:39:09 -0400 Be prepared for spring weather (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/68821 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, 24 Apr 2017 09:08:11 -0400 ​Parents can guide but children make their own choices (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68803 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, 21 Apr 2017 14:16:58 -0400 Thereís nothing like a good book (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68801 Spring cleaning meant tackling our shed before anything else this year. We had to get last year’s unsold yard sale items and flea market bargains out of the way in order to make room to actually store things. With a few days off from work and the weather on our side, my husband and I hopped to it last week and began filling his truck up with things to take to the recycling center, where he would also begin working the following Monday. Fast forward to this past Monday, I come home... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:35:05 -0400 ​Local businesses assist treasurerís office (From the Desk of the Treasurer by Nicole Stahl) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/nicolestahl/entry/68792 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, 20 Apr 2017 10:16:45 -0400 ​Finding answers through small-town connections (Sabrina Says by Sabrina Stockrahm) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2039/entry/68785 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: 36.0px '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, 19 Apr 2017 08:52:20 -0400 A Nordstrom bag of opossum (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/68758 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, 17 Apr 2017 08:47:45 -0400 A sign of a great teacher (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/68751 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' Last year, I was fortunate to be able to go out to Eastern Greene Elementary School, to interview a second grade teacher named Larry Leonard. By chance, I had been assigned to cover a dinner being held at the Event Center, and I happened to be seated across from Eastern Greene Schools Superintendent, Ted Baechtold and his wife. Baechtold told me about Mr. Leonard’s second grade... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:22:15 -0400 Hereís to page one (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68702 It seems rather fitting that a token of my first wedding anniversary, the so-called ‘paper’ anniversary go down on newspaper--afterall, the first wedding anniversary gift is traditionally paper, and my first year of marriage is also nearly the exact amount of time I have been enjoying writing for the Greene County Daily World. According to the also fitting paperanniversary.com, the tradition dates back to the Victorian era, a time when I can assume things were simpler and paper... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 22:06:05 -0400 Peace, where do you find it? (Grant's Rants by Grant Karazsia) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1964/entry/68699 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 There has been on topic I’ve failed to write... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:28:49 -0400 Question: What vegetables can I plant in the early spring? (Ask a Greene Gardener) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2041/entry/68697 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, 06 Apr 2017 17:06:36 -0400 Seniors: Do you have a story to tell? (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68690 Senior Connections is a monthly section of the Greene County Daily World which runs on the fourth Friday of each month, meant to feature elderly members and related events of the entire community. This month, it will run on Friday, April 28. I’ve decided to try something a little different with my contribution this time around. In addition to writing for the world, I also photograph weddings, portraits and commercial images, as I studied photography at Indiana University in... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:17:12 -0400 When a friend becomes a stranger..... (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/68645 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' It’s happened to us all. That person you once giggled with, bought presents for and told all your secrets to, acts in ways you’d never imagined, and you question yourself, as if somehow you are responsible for another’s misdeeds. Was I not a good enough friend? Am I an idiot for trusting someone like this? How much of this is... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:17:38 -0400 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 didnít 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 Godís 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