McKinney trains as group facilitator
Cindy McKinney, of French Funeral Home, recently attended the training "Support Group Facilitator Training" completing 30 hours of classroom education by the internationally recognized Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colo. This course is one of five required to earn the Death and Grief Studies Certificate...
Staunton First Christian Church Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister. Children's Church meets at 10:30 in the Educational Building. Wee Worship meets at 10:30 in the Educational Wing. If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-3211...
On reinvesting dividends
As an investor, you'll eventually need to make all sorts of decisions -- and some will be difficult. But there's one choice you can make that can be relatively easy: Reinvesting stock dividends. It's simple to reinvest dividends -- you just need to sign up for a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP)...
The 'money' is in the ink
"The Money is in the Booze" is a quote attributed to Frank Sinatra, when asked to invest in a non-alcoholic nightclub. By this expression he meant that true profit was not in the meals or the entertainment, but in what people spent on drinks served one at a time...
Why can't Congress aim higher?
Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a Dec. 13, deadline to produce, well, something. For weeks, we've been told to keep expectations low. There'll be no "grand bargain," negotiators say. Commentators believe that even the narrowest agreement will be a signal achievement...
On decorations and faith
I really love outdoor Christmas decorations. Right now, I have some colored lights up, a lighted wreath on the door, and an 8-foot Santa balloon in my yard! I love to decorate, and I especially love to look at other decorations as I drive at night or in the early morning...
Staunton First Christian Church News Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30 a.m. Doug Parkey is the minister. Children's Church meets at 10:30 a.m., in the Educational Building. Wee Worship meets at 10:30 a.m., in the Educational Wing...
Letters to the Editor
Financial Literacy: The gift that keeps on giving
To the Editor: The holiday shopping season is upon us--as we rush to complete our gift-buying, it is easy to get carried away in the spirit of the season and overspend. Some simple money-management tips can keep you in the green and out of the red, and reduce the stress that can come with the hustle and bustle of the holidays...
Events planned for locals suffering from ALS
To the Editor: Our community has been hit hard recently by the diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). In honor of Ruth Ann Percell and Chad Smith, and in memory of Traci Miller, we have organized an afternoon of fun and games! New Year's Day, 2014, commencing at 2 p.m., an afternoon of Binga, a silent auction and snacks will be available to all...
Hints on Health Care Act
To the Editor: Rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is underway. The goal: To provide millions of Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance and healthcare previously unavailable to them. Under this law, insurers can no longer reject someone applying for a plan because of a pre-existing condition, put an annual lifetime cap on coverage, or remove someone from their insurance plan if they become sick...
Head Start grateful for gifts
To the Editor: The Brazil Head Start would love to offer a huge thank you to the Clay County Extension Homemaker group for its generous donation of the beautiful hand-sewn Teddy Bears that will be given to the children for their Christmas celebration...
The care was excellent
To the Editor: Recently, I spent 20 days at St. Vincent Clay Hospital for rehabilitation. I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, physical occupational therapists and all other staff for the excellent care I received. I would also like to thank nurses, aides and physical therapists, all other staff at Intrepid Healthcare. Again, thanking these people for the excellent care...
Disappointed with office response
To the Editor: In February 2013, our family fell victim to a phone scam, which resulted in a loss of $419. I filed a police report with Brazil City. After filing the report, I called Western Union. They stated that if law enforcement called and filed a report, they would start the process to retrieve our funds...
Not pleased with decorations
To the Editor: Christmas In The Park! What happened to the Christmas In The Park we used to know? I drove through Saturday night and was shocked at how little effort was put into all the sponsor signs. They were so close together you could not even read them. And no flood lights to light them up!...
Students deserve accolades
To the Editor: Students at East Side Elementary School helped set a world record in sport cup stacking with help from 250 stackers at East Side, a world record was set Nov. 14, 2013, as part of the 2013 STACK UP! According to the World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA), this year's event exceeded all expectations with 555,932 stackers taking part on Guinness World Records Day, smashing the 2012 mark of 483,658...
Organization offers thanks
To the Editor: The Wabash Valley Limbhangers Committee wish to thank the following people for their help with donating turkeys to the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry: Bob Weil, Larry Shaw, Brett Dalton, Becky Shaw, Stacey Weil, Kenny Bayless, Danny Helton, Curt Pendergast, Michele Trueblood, Bobby Weil III, Sarah Weil, Jim Bush, Bobby Kneriem, Shane Stroud, Valerie Snow, Dan Trueblood, Jessica Weil, Kris Shaw, Brian Williams and Brad Wallace...
Dogged journalism is a blessing, not a curse
Let's start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what's happening in the world -- and understand the plans of allies and enemies -- to keep the nation prepared and secure. If intelligence work is going to be effective, much of it has to be done secret...