Emerald’s Gem Box…

Happy Birthday, Brooke Tuesday, Jan. 21, marked the 25th birthday of my daughter, Brooke…my “baby.” I was 25 years old when Brooke was born. My second child. We are not as “scared” with the second baby as we are with…

Deb’s Notes

Monticello Church of Christ, 475 S. Jefferson St., will continue to host gospel meetings with speaker John Zellner weeknights through Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. “Lest We Forget The Most High God” are lessons from God’s Word and are…

Reporter’s Corner:

What you don’t know will hurt you I’m fairly certain that almost everyone, at some point, has heard the modern proverb: “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” The phrase is often used to keep sensitive information from someone (“What…

Emerald’s gem Box

A good attitude is something that can be managed and learned So many times in life, we take such small incidents and we blow them up into what we believe to be such huge life-altering incidents. There are so many…

“Watching the Finances”

Well folks…we made it. 2020! First, thank you to the many citizens who have approached and engaged in conversation regarding “Watching the Finances” column. Your feedback and offers to assist are greatly appreciated. The most frequent asked question in 2019?…

Reporter’s Corner:

On New Year resolutions and folding socks I hate folding socks. I try not to use that word, ‘hate’ too frequently, as it can lose its meaning if tossed around nonchalantly. It is without hindrance or any regret, however, that…

Watching the finances

Back from Christmas. Back to “Watching the Finances!” Actually, never stopped. Catnip. The “elected,” school board’s alleged discrimination and disparity concerning its real property, its alleged false reporting involving public records requests, and the status of the school board’s $5.8…

#Canceled

If you’ve existed in the online world of social media platforms, chat forums and “woke” media, you’ve undoubtedly come face-to-face with the phenomena that has been dubbed “Cancel Culture.” While it is hardly a new-fangled practice, I have only seen…

Emerald’s Gem Box

Make sure you have the true Christmas Spirit With Christmas right around the corner it is so easy to get wrapped up in Santa Claus and presents. With so little time left and so much to still do, many of…