Happy Corner: continuation of the Howell WWII diary
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Happy Corner: continuation of the Howell WWII diary

Hazel Tison Recently, I wrote about the WWII  Diary kept by Shouppe Howell, who participated in bombing missions over Germany and nearby countries during WWII as a tail gunner on a plane. Here are more entries.        Hamm “This is Number 11 and we are on our way to home or heaven.” Nov. 21 1944  …

Neighbors, start your Christmas lights!
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Neighbors, start your Christmas lights!

Jase Graves Each year the weekend after Thanksgiving, I sense an innate urge to risk life, limb and public humiliation by festooning the exterior of our home with several hundred C9 incandescent lights. (I’m still resisting the whole LED craze – also known as “the Devil’s bulbs.”) My mild-mannered next-door neighbor and I always engage…

Welcome to the world of MAGA machismo, where muscles trump brains
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Welcome to the world of MAGA machismo, where muscles trump brains

Dick Polman Ladies and gentleman, here is your United States Senate, then and now: Sen. Daniel Webster on March 7, 1850: “It is fortunate that there is a Senate of the United States (with) a just sense of its own dignity, and its own high responsibilities, and a body to which the country looks with…

Congress needs to take action or your taxes will be going up
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Congress needs to take action or your taxes will be going up

Peter Roff The latest data suggests a drop in energy prices may have tamed the inflation monster. President Joe Biden certainly hopes so, since the marks he’s getting from the American people for his handling of the economy are some of the lowest on record. What people think and what the data shows don’t always…

The sin of self-pity
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The sin of self-pity

Caleb Duncan This past year, I’ve noticed several situations where I’ve said, ”Woe is me,” a little bit too much. Instead of embracing my situation, praying through it, and giving it to God, I’ve done something else. I’ve wallowed in it, complained about it, and tried to manage it myself. Because of a variety of…

Happy Corner: Shouppe Howell’s WWII diary
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Happy Corner: Shouppe Howell’s WWII diary

Hazel Tison In 1943 when my husband and his best friend Shouppe Howell graduated from Holmes County High School, there was little to look forward except that as almost 18 year-olds, they knew that they would be drafted into the armed services. As small-town country boys, they had spent many hours with their younger brothers…