Greene County Daily World blogs http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/ Recent blogs from the Greene County Daily World newspaper in Linton, Indiana en-us 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 Let’s grow Greene County (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68170 You may have heard about the Greene County Seed Company before, (it was established in 1909), though today, it aims to offer much more than heirloom seeds. I first discovered it about two months ago when Dean Chambers, the owner, came into the office of the Greene County Daily World armed with notes about a brand-new idea. Our editor, Sabrina Stockrahm, said she knew who would be “perfect for this one,” and passed the information along to me when I came into the office that... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:44:48 -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 High school hoops: Can the next seven weeks match the last two? (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/68054 Wow, I almost hate to say this. But now that the holiday tournament season has passed and we’re getting back into the grind of the regular season, isn’t basketball gonna get boring around here? At least until the sectionals start… No matter what happens from here on out it will be hard to top the BloomBank/DuPont Pioneer Greene County Invitational knock-down drag-out fight between the Linton Miners and Eastern Thunderbirds in the championship... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Freezin’ for one reason: Love (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/68014 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' On February 11, in Terre Haute, I and my fellow intrepid reporter Andrew Christman will be taking the Polar Plunge, to benefit Greene County Special Olympics. I was inspired by the tireless efforts of Linda and Bill Bedwell, although I have to say it was Linda who inspired me the most. Year after year, and all year long, this woman is in some way helping Greene... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:42:44 -0500 Spiritual development is a process (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68018 A brand-new year is here and I am excited to see what the Lord has for us! Jesus addressed the church at Ephesus in the book of Revelation chapter 2 about how He was disappointed they had left their “first love” and now is a perfect time to consider that in all our plans for 2017, nothing is more important than staying close to God. This is not the only reference where Christ mentions about us being distant in our relationship with Him, and is still actively speaking today about how... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Little things are the big things (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/68012 I’m a pretty firm believer that there is no such thing as a coincidence. I think for me, it all comes down to living my life as though nothing is a miracle, or living it as if everything is. Frankly, I can’t see how the sheer miraculousness of the universe and the fine threads from which our lives hang upon aren’t putting everyone in awe mode. Today, I am particularly in awe mode. Yesterday, my husband turned 25. Yes, 25! I keep teasing him about... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:52:14 -0500 Energy assistance available this winter season (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/68011 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Are you in need of assistance with your utility bills? The Energy Assistance Program offered through Pace Community Action Agency is designed to assist qualifying households with the higher costs of heating their homes in the winter months. The program begins November 1st and runs through mid-May. Households that meet program guidelines receive a one-time benefit to their primary heat source to help defray the higher cost of heating their home. The amount of... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:38:00 -0500 Fail Forward (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/67979 I’m sitting before a blank white Word document (paper is so passe’ you know), realizing that my blog deadline is forthcoming, and the last thing I want to do is fail to come up with something creative and thought-provoking. Then it hit me, failure is my best option… as a subject. Why? I remembered a comment I heard again recently, and cannot shake, so maybe it is to be. The comment was offered in the context of innovation in the workplace: “Fail often, fail... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:56:27 -0500 Which Wizard of Oz character Am I? (My World by Larry Vandeventer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1164/entry/67978 The Wizard of Oz is one of the most iconic movies of all times. An intrepid band of travelers face challenges to reach their destination. I have rejected many activities that seemed threatening or I was a chicken. Which character describes me? I turned green with envy recently while watching a couple swimming with whales. BW and I watched whales spouting in Hawaii a couple of years ago. These people cavorted in the water with a group of leviathans that with one swat of their tail flukes... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:54:13 -0500 A perfect time to begin brand new (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68019 As a minister, I am constantly hearing what other people believe and how the scriptures should be interpreted. On one side, we have the hard-core group that are small in number but very dogmatic. These self-announced scholars emphasize sacrifice and suffering as a sure way to earn a front row seat in heaven but are so focused on works, they seem to forget about grace. On the other side of the pendulum, we have the feel-good gospel that talks about chocolate cake, puppies and a life filled with... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What kind of New Year's resolutions does a Christian make? (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67966 I used to make New Year's resolutions, and with 2017 leering hours away, I couldn't help but wonder what kind of resolutions I would make for myself, yet again. I don't think it is wrong to set goals, but a New Year's resolution has to last a little longer than for just the thrill of a new year. So I wondered, what kind of resolutions should I be making? I decided to research, and found my question had been asked to Billy Graham on his website, billygraham.org on Dec. 27,... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:16:39 -0500 The God who is more than enough (Living on Purpose by By Billy Holland) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2062/entry/68020 Whatever you are going through at this time, be encouraged to know that God is able to take care of you. In researching the Hebrew name El Shaddai, we discover that it means, the all sufficient One and is commonly translated God Almighty. Here are seven areas where we can believe He is the final authority and more than enough to save us and meet our needs. 1. God knows: God is Omniscient and is fully aware when we are going through difficult times, our worries and fears and even what we are... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 No visions of sugar plums dancing in your head? (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67930 I have had a lot of trouble with mastering the art of falling asleep throughout the years. Recently, it hasn’t just been due to the snores of my husband, but because I have so much trouble shutting my crazy mind down at night. As I work the ‘night shift,’ my day doesn’t end until 10 or 11 p.m., leaving the activities and interviews of my day swirling through my mind until my head hits the pillow. I used to take over-the-counter sleep medications, and even took... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 18:39:49 -0500 Remember older adults this season (Generations Programs by Brenda Hancock) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/generations/entry/67895 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, 19 Dec 2016 12:08:31 -0500 Words words words (Danner's Manners by By Patti Danner) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2044/entry/67884 p.p1 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.0px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Bookman Light' Working as I have for nearly a year now, at the Greene County Daily World, I have had occasion to write about events, places, people and circumstances that I would otherwise know nothing about. This job has given me the luxury of using my favorite tools: words. I love words. Spelling and vocabulary are like a super-nerdy version of much cooler things a person can... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 21:37:37 -0500 It’s always news to me (According to Kelly by Kelly Slaven) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/kellyslaven/entry/67883 Attending church around this time of year is always a little different than normal-- for obvious reasons, and maybe some not so obvious ones. Hearing the story of the birth of Christ always seems like news to me-- I may have heard the story a few times, but the magic of it never ceases to consume me. According to christianity.com, the first two Sundays in Advent (through Dec. 16) look forward to Christ’s second coming, and the last two Sundays (Dec.17–24) look backward... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:59:18 -0500 Christmas with the Christmans (Andrew's Adventures by Andrew Christman) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2052/entry/67880 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: 0.4px} In just over a week, I will be spending another weekend with my family, celebrating yet another Christmas. Most likely, I’ll have to be woken up after a good sleep by one of my brothers so the family can stop waiting to open the presents. We’ll have a nice little brunch, a tradition of ours, with my grandparents and then the rest... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:07:50 -0500 Basketball season’s officially in full swing (Schwings and misses by Terry Schwinghammer) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/1963/entry/67876 It’s hard for me to believe the fourth weekend of basketball season is already upon us. Didn’t football season just end? But here it is, Week 4 already. And I’ve only been to five basketball games so far. And I still haven’t seen Bloomfield, White River Valley and Shakamak in action - although I’ll get my first look at the Lakers Friday. So it’s way too early for prognostications. But with Shakamak sitting undefeated at 5-0 - their best start in who knows... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:29:42 -0500 ‘South’s the drop off, moron!’ (Let's Power the Community by REMC Employees and Representatives) http://www.gcdailyworld.com/blogs/2056/entry/67873 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} I don’t remember my mama having much in the way of free time while we were growing up. She worked tirelessly to... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:21:00 -0500 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 Billy 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 Spending almost every day with a kindergartner means getting back to the basics. By basics, I mean starting completely over with the English language. Jayden, my 5-year-old nephew, is a kindergarten student and he is learning to read and spell. Almost every word gets sounded out and then spelled aloud. For someone like myself who is a big fan of words, it’s a lot of fun but also slightly maddening. As with every 5-year-old, he thinks he knows everything because his teacher told him... 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