Contributor Columns

It’s For the Birds

Spring is here for sure, and so are the hummingbirds.  I have had several people comment that they had them about the 23rd.  I did not put my feeder out until April 29, and had one here Friday April 30.  I have not had many yet.   I did have an Oriole here at the…

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Mom Wisdom

By Carolyn L. Primm   A little wisdom and a little craziness for moms.  Motherhood is where true love begins and never ends. Of all the things my arms held, none was more comforting than my mother’s neck. No one was ever a perfect mother, but you can fool a lot of children by just…

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The Dandelion and the Wind

By Carolyn L. Primm  God looked down on his creation and said, “I will add a drop of sunshine onto the earth.”  That said, He created the dandelion.  The dandelion soon attracted the attention of bees and birds and other flying things.  Humans, too, noticed the dandelion’s brilliant yellow hue, and smiled at its presence. …

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago The Christmas season just got a little more golden for Rose Do It Best Hardware and Jana Muntz of Memphis.  Muntz was chosen as the winner of the Rose Do It Best Hardware $1,000 Shopping Giveaway. Jana was selected at random from more than 1,500 entries submitted at the store from August…

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Saying Goodbye to 2020: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Hello friends of Dancing Rabbit! Liz here, to give you the latest from the village. This is the last Dancing Rabbit update for 2020. And so we bid adieu to a year that was extraordinary in many ways, and definitely not what any of us were expecting. I can’t think of a better place to…

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Bread of Life

Pastor Steve Ellison  From Genesis to Micah, Bethlehem appears often on the pages of the Old Testament.  We first learn of Bethlehem in Genesis 47 where we are told of the burial of Rachel, Jacob’s beloved wife.  The book of Ruth tells us that Bethlehem is the setting for perhaps the most beautiful love story…

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Make Smart Choices

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration. This past year has been challenging enough. No one wants to start 2021 with a traffic crash or DWI arrest.  During last year’s 30-hour New Year’s holiday counting period, one person died and…

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Police La Dee Dah

By Carolyn L. Primm The scene was Norman Rockwell’s America.  The lights glowed on the tree. Christmas music played in the background. A young family gathered around the tree adding homemade decorations.  When, somewhere out of the North Pole came the confident refrain from small lungs at peak volume, “Police La Dee Dah! Police La…

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The Trashy Blonde

By Lois Quenneville You know the iconic picture of a goat eating a tin can.  Well, I can tell you, I have goats, and they don’t eat tin cans.  Before I knew we had a recycling center that took tin cans, I tried it.  My goats also don’t eat plastic jewelry, glass soy sauce bottles or…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago Deer season concluded on Tuesday but Memphis Bucks are still a hot topic. While the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce’s special commerce may not have antlers, they still are a welcome present under the Christmas tree, offering a way for gift givers to offer a present that is redeemable at any MACC…

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