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SLOAN COLUMN Ponderings on what to give up for Lent

on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent within the Christian church. With it comes the marking of a multitude of foreheads with ashes and vows to “fast” from something until Easter Sunday. Lent, a time of reflection and repentance leading up to t

Face your storm

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Opinions

I had the pleasure of having a delightful lunch with a dear friend of mine the other day at a very nice restaurant. We had the best time chit-chatting and sharing things that were on our hearts. Not only did we enjoy a great meal, but just relaxing and e

Remembering Toufie’s Auto Lunch

on Tuesday, 18 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

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Distractions are not decisions

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

One thing we must understand and that is the enemy doesn’t want the believer to win. A dear friend of mine once told me that, “If you want to know why and how the adversary is fighting you, think like he thinks”. In other words, begin to say within yourse

Bouncing excursion does not end in ER

on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

No broken bones. Check. No sprains. Check. No twists, tears or ruptures. Check. This old man’s trip to DEFY Trampoline Park with his grandkids was a rousing success from a medical standpoint. Aside from a few sore muscles, the 58-year-old frame came out n

Financial planning considerations for adults without children

on Tuesday, 04 February 2020. Posted in Opinions

Adults who do not have children tend to have more financial flexibility to pursue their goals throughout life and retirement. This makes sense when you consider the cost of raising a child from birth to adulthood is currently estimated at $233,6101 (and t

Opening old wounds

on Tuesday, 04 February 2020. Posted in Opinions

Being a person of short stature, I must say that I sustain so many mild injuries to my legs. I bear the “short people” label at only about 5’2” and my short parents are responsible! Three out of four grandparents were short as well and I have it honest as

Bound and determined to DEFY old age

on Tuesday, 04 February 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“So what do you want to do for your birthday?,” I asked Jules, my grandson who will turn 10 this month. His answer was not unlike that of most any other young lad celebrating a decade of existence. “I want to go to the trampoline park,” he said with grea

Kelley Tax Service celebrates 50 years of service

on Tuesday, 28 January 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Kathryn Kelley 50 years! Can you believe it! I can’t. I have had people ask me when I was going to retire and I always say when Jesus comes. I’ve met so many people over the years that I have formed friendships with. Some are good ‘telephone’ friends

Super psyched over super commercials

on Tuesday, 28 January 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Ah, the big day is almost here. Christmas? That was a month ago. Birthday? Nada. Been there, done that. Wedding? Graduation? Vacation? No, no and no. Seriously, you know what day I’m talking about – Super Bowl Sunday! It’s the biggest game, the biggest

I don’t have gut(s) for this challenge

on Tuesday, 21 January 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

In just a few days, our neighbors to the north will host one of the most mind-numbing, not to mention gross, tests of physical fitness and gastrointestinal fortitude one could possibly imagine. How someone came up with the idea for such an event in the fi

Getting “2020 vision” on your finances in the new year

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Opinions

The start of the new year is a great time to focus on your finances and put them into perspective. Competing demands on our time can often cloud our line of sight on what really matters. So, if you want a better handle on your finances, take these six fou

Nothing like a good ‘lucky dog’ story

on Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I recently received a letter from a reader by the name of Angeline Watford. She lives in Darlington County just north of Hartsville. In the letter she details a true story about her pet, a dog named Lucky. Never, ever pass up the chance to hear a story ab

A superstitious start to the new year

on Tuesday, 07 January 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

If you buy into all the New Year superstitions mumbo-jumbo, it might be wise to steer clear of a certain newspaper editor during 2020. Having more to do with my taste buds and stomach than with superstitions and luck, I adhered to the custom of eating mo

Sound advice for the coming year

on Monday, 30 December 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

What better way to start off the New Year than with some sound advice from an old friend – Ann Landers: - - - Advice for All on New Year’s Day Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do
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14 August 2020