State lawmakers are continuing their efforts to protect the elderly population from abuse and neglect. Bravo.
Craig Daily Press sports reporter Nate Waggenspack writes about the exciting games and tournaments coming up.
As fun as they may be, three-day weekends usually aren’t life-changing events for most people. Then again, the story of “Labor Day” involves far more than just a time to sleep late and eat hot dogs at the annual neighborhood block party.
Recently, The Journey at First Baptist experienced a middle-of-the-night sprinkler pipe break that flooded part of our sanctuary and basement below. The initial cause was assumed to be a frozen pipe because of the extended subzero nights we have experienced this winter. However, the night in question was one of the warmest to date.
Have you ever noticed that small concerns become major issues during sleepless nights? The occasional twinge in your molar is an abscess that will result in extraction and dentures. Your son doesn’t call because he thinks your genes have kept him from bowling a perfect game; when you remember there are no bagels for breakfast, it breaks your heart.
I’m old enough to remember how much care I had to take with my music because if I scratched the record, or the tape got caught up in the play-head, or the needle got damaged, or I left a cassette in the sun too long, the music was ruined. But, like today, I could still listen to the radio.
There’s a lady I know that sits at her desk and works. She works without complaining. She loves her job and the people she works with, often referring to them as family. She has been at her job for 25 years, spending many more waking hours with this “family” than her blood family.
February, cold, grey and wet but with some gifts in disguise. Look at the whole picture, try to look at the beauty of what you see for the gift is there, don’t take it for granted.
Reta Osborn of Hamilton called me the other day. She said she had been cleaning out her recipe file when she found a recipe for “Corn Chowder.” My mother, Judy Osborn, had given her the recipe years ago. So, Reta made the chowder and said it was good.
It’s Feb. 1 already, and I’m remembering back to when I was a kid, growing up on the ranch. It was about this time of the year that we started thinking about Valentine’s Day. It was an exciting time for us because there would be a Valentine’s Day party at school, and some years our family would host a potluck supper around Valentine’s Day.
The infectious Broncos’ vibe across Colorado has made almost as much history as our favored men in orange and blue. And, of course, the energy has spilled into Northwest Colorado. No matter where you go in Craig, the Broncos’ spirit is alive, and our quaint and vibrant town is pumped for the game on Sunday.
Watching a man of average build skirmish with someone the size of William “Refrigerator” Perry should have an element of surprise to it, but when you’re asking yourself repeatedly, “Haven’t I seen this before?” that kind of ruins the experience. Such is the problem with “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”
My mother, Stella Hall, was a schoolteacher in Craig for 40 years. As many are aware, she began having health issues several years ago, but with the help of many fine medical persons and caregivers, she improved to the point she could enjoy life.
“Fortunately, the Milk” was written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young. The book is intended for ages 8-12, but if you’re an adult reader, don’t let that stop you. You can read the book of about 110 pages in a hurry — it’s filled with action, and, best of all, you will chuckle all the while. Better than that, read it to a kid.
GRIT is the willingness to stick to a plan (stay in school, stay on the team), practice delayed gratification (practice skills now for winning later), make decisions in the present that will help in the future (listen the people who are trying to help you), and see present problems as challenges to be overcome (losing and low grades don’t automatically mean you are a loser or stupid and vice versa).