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  • A few quiet words in memory of Bro. Jim

    The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
    Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.
    After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper
    — 1 Kings 19: 11-12

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Like O’Shea or O’Toole
    6. “___ the season ...”
    9. Peter the Great, e.g.
    13. _____ Carlo
    14. Bow shape
    15. *Model-building wood tree native to Brazil and Bolivia
    16. Centrally localized
    17. Romanian money
    18. Dead-on
    19. *aka Yuca, South American food staple
    21. *Paraguay’s neighbor
    23. *Argentine Dogo, e.g.
    24. Excluded from use or mention
    25. Dress like Ancient Greeks
    28. It must go on!
    30. *Type of lizard

  • Fresh Georgia peaches with a smile — wink, wink

    Ernie and I had the privilege of getting to make a run to Florida last week to mix business with pleasure.
    Bay Horse Innovations, which is where Ernie is now working and is Cynthiana’s newest manufacturing operation, needed two of its farrier units delivered to Wellington, which is near West Palm Beach.
    Since Seth, our youngest, is living in Brandon, I decided to stow away for the opportunity to see him for the first time in four months.
    It was a whirlwind trip really. We left Friday afternoon and returned Tuesday evening.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Public weigh-in should be taken seriously

    Almost three weeks before the public meeting on the school’s proposed budget last Wednesday, I was at the Harrison County schools central office with Superintendent Andy Dotson, Assistant Superintendent David Case and Finance Director Julie Asher taking notes concerning the budget proposal for the 2013-14 school year.
    I’m certain that details of the proposal had already been shared with members of the Harrison County School Board.
    That’s to be expected.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Newton or Stern
    6. *”Here’s looking at ___”
    9. Face-to-face exam
    13. Bake, as in eggs
    14. Even, to a poet
    15. “Madama Butterfly,” e.g.
    16. *”Show me the _____!”
    17. Sculptor Hans/Jean ___
    18. “Nobody _____!”
    19. Penalize
    21. For peeping
    23. It can be red or black
    24. Lab culture
    25. In the past
    28. Emeralds and rubies
    30. *”Elementary, my dear ______”

  • A last place victory to remember

    I am indebted to Jeri Stracner from Carlisle and Pat Grenier for this column because I, unfortunately, did not witness the best part of the 5K Born to Run Walk/Run Saturday morning.

  • We laughed so hard, we cried

    We have laughed so hard we cried, and cried so hard we laughed.

  • Career Roads I have traveled ... and those left to be explored

    “This is George. How may I help you?”
    Transferred phone calls that ring my extension arrive with many different messages or requests. This one was really different.