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  • From the Mountain

     By Mark J. Tidwell

         In the last From The Mountain, we talked about what the Winter of O-nine and Ten might have in store for us.  For a quick recap, Mr. Archer of Newcomb had meticulously studied the fogs of August.  We may have three significant snow events according to those observations.  I stated there were other folks out there wanting to share some of their observations.  So, without further ado, let’s see what they are saying.

  • LaFollette Library News

    LaFollette Public Library News – October 28, 2010

     

  • Sixty miles never meant so much

     Sometimes there are simply no words.

    In my line of work that can present a problem, but this is precisely where I have found myself for more than a week (although my husband is certain to disagree).

    Since I returned home from walking 60 plus miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure almost two weeks ago I must have started this column over 100 times in my mind, but I kept coming up short.

  • Rallying for Benchmarks

         Elk Valley students cranked it up with an academic pep rally before taking their first Benchmark test of the year. Cheers were heard throughout the gymnasium on being prepared, being responsible and being respectful as the Elk Valley cheerleaders led the student body in the academic rally. Students shared skits and posters for great test taking strategies.

         Staff members joined together as a train from "The Little Engine

  • To Tell the Truth

  • County Talk

     It has been a very busy time for the County Mayor’s Office. In addition to the additional county commission meetings that were held to review and approve the county budget, several new employees were sworn in for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. 

    Wheel tax effective Nov. 1:

  • Faithful Words

     

    God give us Christian homes

     

    “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands . . . . Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church . . .” (See Ephesians 5:21-33, RSV).

     

  • On Higher Ground

    The secret things really do belong to the Lord

     

    “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever” (Deuteronomy 29:29).

    Halloween is nearly here. I never have liked the emphasis of this holiday on the evil and the demonic, and I hope that parents will encourage their children not to dwell on those elements.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Continue on lethargy or pray for zeal

     

    Are we seeing lethargy moving over our land; a lack of interest or concern about some very important things? Are we lazy or indifferent, almost like being in a coma, slumbering and sleeping concerning some very critical events?

  • Working Words

    Every language on the planet today, but especially those spoken in the modern world, has a term to describe one of the most frightful conditions known to modern man. In the United States, we simply apply a negative prefix to describe it: “un-employment.” In Great Britain, out-of-work people are compared to superfluous things, like a collection of old shoes.  They are, in “Oxford English,” called “redundant.”