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To You … With Love,

When David and I were young we lived on his father's rainbow trout farm. Located down on the edge of the Ozarks where the waters run clear and cold, we fed the fishes, cooked the fish food, picked the...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler It all started with a quote on social media: “Imagine if spiders screamed when you found them.” First off, wouldn’t that make...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler We are in the ‘amore’ season of the year. Love. Kisses. Hearts. Roses. Romantic cards. Candles. Champagne. A box of chocolates. On February 14 we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Or,...

 

Album of the Week: Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce

Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce is a studio album by British rock band Foghat, released in 1981. It was the first with new guitarist Erik Cartwright....

 

To You … With Love,

It was usually in the evening hours, as the heat of the day had subsided and touches of a night gave an air of mystery to the tiny fireflies as they took flight from their hiding places to ignite my...

 

Library Happenings by Julie Jarman

February is here already. There are so many things happening this time of year: Ground Hog Day, Black History Month, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and the big football game, just to name a few. Most...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler I was sick last week. It felt like a long and miserable 12 days – and that was just Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I’m not good at being sick. Thankfully, I don’t get much pract...

 

To You … With Love,

Upon A Saturday evening in returning home from Ark., via 255, we approached the exit ramp for Interstate 55. It was around 6 p.m. as the setting sun reflected the light behind us while the on-coming...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler I started this column thinking I might write about some of the things I’ve never yet done, like take an Alaskan cruise, drink ouzo in Greece, taste French bread in France or parent...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler You know how themes somtimes repeat themselves throughout your day, week, year or life? It happens to me a lot. At least recently. Or maybe such synchronistic occurrences have always...

 

Letters to the Editor

Cub Scouts thank supporters On behalf of Staunton Cub Scout Pack 8034, I am writing to express gratitude for recent help we received from Mr. Danny Russell, Mayor Neuhaus and the City of Staunton,...

 

Album of the Week

Morrison Hotel is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Doors, released on Feb. 9, 1970, by Elektra Records. After the use of brass and...

 

Library Happenings by Julie Jarman

The Staunton Public Library wishes everyone a wonderful and exciting new year. We are now back in the office once again after all those holidays spent with family and friends. Library Hours are as fol...

 

Album of the Week

By AUSTIN GRABOW/ STAR-TIMES Nazareth's album: Hair of the Dog, is the sixth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released on 3 April 1975. The album was recorded at Escape Studios,...

 

To You … With Love,

Soft and gentle as the dancing kisses of a child, the snowflakes fell. They arrived in the middle of the night, dropping like fairy dust on the city. Once at the mid-night hour I went out to clean...

 

Letter to the Editor

Last Sunday, St. Paul UCC honored Rev. Debbie Jo Atkins as she retires from her 17 years of ministry here. In addition to performing her regular pastoral duties at St. Paul, she also devoted a lot of...

 

'Letters to the Editor' policy

We always welcome – even encourage – letters to the editor. A community newspaper is dependant on interaction with the community and its residents. However, in order to be published, there are...

 

Start the New Year off with a alcohol reset in "Dry January"

Participate in the monthly opportunity and begin 2024 alcohol free Now that the holidays are nearly over and overindulging is behind us, it's time for a reset. January has been coined, "Dry January."...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler “You don’t really appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone.” These wise words came out of the mouth of my 16-year-old son; surprisingly, he wasn’t referring to a Snicker...

 

Old letters brought back memories

Merry Christmas! I want to thank you for printing the letters to Santa from the past. It brings some good memories to some of us. Life was so much simpler back in those days. Kids asked for so little...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler We all experience tough times. And you know what? It’s okay. Not the tough times, but the way we deal with them. However we deal with them. It’s okay. However it looks; however...

 

To You … With Love,

At a gathering of “church folks”, I found myself embraced with a strange and awesome feeling. It all happening so plain and ordinary as the singing moved along. At one point I saw a tall,...

 

Life causes joy like pressure forms diamonds

Life can be, and often is, hectic. The simplest things can become the biggest obstacles which turn an ordinarily calm event into something incomprehensibly frustrating. Everyone has those moments....

 

To You … With Love,

Once more the simplicity of the story of Christ rules the world. There are sideshow festivities hocking their wares near the footlights of the wide stage, but only one story lends its birthing cry to...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler I live in a neighborhood where we are all part of an association. An association of what, you might ask. It’s an association of rules and regulations and bylaws and committees and...

 

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