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Fight through the changes in our lives

June 2, 2012 It has been said that, “the only thing that is constant in life is change.” Change is and can be a difficult thing. There is security in the routine and “sameness” of the day-to-day grind. more »»

Hot Wheels grew burned rubber from 1960s car craze

June 2, 2012 It’s funny to think of what people will do for their grandkids! A major American toy collectible was actually the result of a couple of toy designers (and grandparents) who wanted to give their... more »»

On a mission

May 26, 2012 Students from Highland Adventist School in Elkins recently took a mission trip and spent 10 days in Siguatepeque, Honduras. more »»

Singing his song

May 19, 2012 More than 60 years ago when Billy Edd Wheeler wasn’t milking cows and doing other farm chores to earn his keep at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C. more »»

Vintage cookie jars recall nursery rhymes, bygone era

May 19, 2012 The cookie jar held a place of honor in American kitchens in the 1950s and 1960s, when it was part of the overall home decor as well as an important piece of serving war. more »»

Railroad ghost town makes a great hiking destination

May 5, 2012 Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series called “On the Road.” In 1902, Spruce became the highest town in the eastern United States, at 3,853 feet elevation. more »»

Rediscover forgotten inspiration

May 5, 2012 As I began preparing my column this week, I was interrupted by the flying book as it fell from my grasp. more »»

Naturally Thinking: Take a new look at the all-mighty dandelion

April 28, 2012 Pesty weed or cancer cure? Life-healing flower or major nuisance? Valuable herb or a pain in the neck? I think that after reading this week’s column, folks may all feel a little differently about... more »»

The deal with grief

April 28, 2012 There are many books and articles and written on grief. However, there is not a lot out there on how to help someone who is grieving. My content for today’s column is from you, my friends. more »»

Spring into better photographs this season

April 28, 2012 Spring is here and everyone is out sprucing up their yards and painting things that had a tough winter. more »»

‘Computer Guy’ rescues customers

April 28, 2012 Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a regular series called “On the Porch,” which will feature interesting people throughout the area. more »»

Naturally Thinking:?Cinnamon has life-saving power

April 21, 2012 In my opinion the power of cinnamon is the one of the best-kept secrets in the medical field; definitely in the top 10. more »»

Leave no man behind:?A phrase to put into everyday use

April 21, 2012 Most have heard of the mottos of the marine: “Leave no man behind.” I like it. I believe, it should also be a motto for us. more »»

Naturally Thinking: The taste of toxic toothpaste

April 14, 2012 “But I don’t want to! It makes me feel sick! Please don’t make me!” I was the little girl pleading not to brush my teeth before going to bed. I always felt like I was going to throw up afterward. more »»

Sunrise at Orchard Hall

April 14, 2012 By Lauren D. Ragland Special to The Inter-Mountain Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a regular series called “On the Porch,” which will feature interesting people throughout the area. more »»

All knotted up

April 7, 2012 By Lauren D. Ragland Special to The Inter-Mountain Editor’s note: This is the third in a regular series called “On the Porch,” which will feature interesting people throughout the area. more »»

Yard sale don’ts:?Things to keep in mind this season

April 7, 2012 Have you ever spent a Saturday morning going to yard sales? The signs are all around you, but you don’t want to drive around aimlessly or waste money buying junk. more »»

Naturally Thinking: Beware of fossil fuel on your skin

April 7, 2012 By Lauren D. Ragland Special to The Inter-Mountain “After you change the baby’s diaper, spread this rod wax all over her bottom. more »»

The Daily Grind

April 7, 2012 As I awakened and began to think about this column, the darkness of the night still lingered quietly. more »»

Naturally Thinking

March 31, 2012 “Check your feet! Who stepped in it? Don’t move anyone!” The stink was overwhelming. We all felt as though we were going to hurl immediately. more »»

 
 

 

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