Salvation Army needs your help
Dear Nevada/Vernon County Residents: Guess what? November is here which means Salvation Army Bell Ringing will begin in a few weeks. Bell stands will be located at Wal-Mart and Woods. We need volunteers at Wal-Mart on Friday evenings from 4-7 p.m., Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. At Woods, volunteers are needed from 9-5 on Saturdays...
Where are they going?
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a reprint of a column that previously ran in the May 17, 2012 edition of the Nevada Daily Mail. I have spent several days on the road again. Every early morning drive causes me to be a very careful driver. I try very hard not to hit any of the turtles/terrapins (I'm never sure which name is correct) which are constantly crossing the road. ...
Who can I call to get this fixed?
That's a question that is becoming all too common in today's America. If you need a skilled trades person to fix, remodel, build or install something, I wish you good luck. I have faithfully watched 'This Old House' on PBS every Thursday evening for about 30 years. In this past week's episode, they reinforced for all of us an ongoing labor issue that is a growing problem in America...
Billboards incorrectly quote scripture
Dear Editor, God's word is sadly misquoted on five billboards in Nevada. The incorrect wording of 2 Chronicles 7:14 found on these billboards is as follows: "If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray I will heal their land."...
Missourians say yes to voter ID, contribution limits but no to cigarette tax increases
Missouri's 126th District The November 8th Election presented Missourians with a number of important ballot initiatives to consider ranging in subject matter from enacting limits on campaign contributions to increasing the tax on cigarettes. As Election Day came to a close, voters had decided to reject both proposed cigarette tax increases, but supported the other measures on the ballot. Below is a more detailed look at the changes to the state constitution voters decided to enact...
Moving on to the holiday season
Hi neighbors. I'm writing this before the election results are in; but no matter who won, I am so glad this race is over! There has been much uproar and mud slinging on both sides. People seem fevered over their chosen candidate. Now that the race is won (for one and lost for another) maybe we can all get over politics and get back to taking care of our families and country...
It's easy to get all keyed-up these days
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a reprint of a column that previously ran in the Nevada Daily Mail. How old were you when you first carried a key to your home? I was reading recently about the present day "latch-key children." These are the ones who arrive home before any of the adults in the family are present, so they wear a key on a string around their neck so that they can open up the door to their own home...
We've come a long way from the 'Million Dollar Movie'
I recently reminisced from my youthful days, about the Saturday night 'Million Dollar Movie' that Channel 5 KCTV, presented each week at 10:30 p.m. My memory of that time slot and offering was triggered by some changes I noted in my current satellite/cable lineup...