• Register for Weigh Down Washington County 2011


    Do your part in making Washington Co. healthier.  A recent report stated that 33 percent of Washington County citizens are obese.  Of this number, 21 percent are children.  Be willing to set a good example for your children and grandchildren.  

  • Discover the "off" switch

  • A new day

    Well, hello there Washington County. It’s nice to meet you. 

  • Eating your way through the holidays

    You might not want to wake up on Jan. 2, 2011 with your tummy shaking like a bowl full of jelly.  There are some ways to cut down on high-calorie foods consumed at parties during the holidays.  You can indulge in festive holiday foods, but the amount and type are the concerns.

  • A glimmer of hope

    It’s been a tough week for world peace. Tensions between North and South Korea are severely strained after North Korea launched a deadly artillery attack last week.

  • Holy Darkness

    “In your deepest hour of darkness
    I will give you wealth untold.
    When the silence stills your spirit,
    will my riches fill your soul.”

    Lyrics to Holy Darkness
    Whenever I feel down, when I feel that I’m not just beat, but beaten, there is a touch from God which lets me know he’s still there.  It comes from the sound of children’s voices singing praise to our loving Almighty Lord in timeless messages through timeless songs.

  • Tiger Woods: A good role model?

    Do as I say, not as I do.
    I’ve heard people older than me use that phrase from time to time since I was a young boy. I don’t agree with it in general, but it could possibly be worth listening to after all.
    This time last year, Tiger Woods had it all together. He was the top golfer in the world, and he enjoyed a flashy, jet-setting lifestyle that almost anyone would envy. He had a beautiful wife and two children. Oh, and he was also listed as the first professional athlete to earn more than $1 billion in his career, according to Forbes Magazine.

  • Gracious gifts from God

    “My Uncle Mordecai saved my father by shooting an Indian who was creeping up on him with a tomahawk.”

    Abraham Lincoln

    You might know that Abraham Lincoln was president when he issued his famous 1863 proclamation establishing a day of thanks for the “gracious gifts of the Most High God.” This officially recognized what we know today as “Thanksgiving.”

  • Forgotten things remembered

  • S. Wiley: Theater carpenter

    It was breakfast last Saturday at the Ken Begley house. Everyone was asleep except for me and my 89- year-old former New York City financial advisor, Mr. S. Wiley. I’ve been holding Mr. Wiley hostage for the last few years, ever since he lost all my retirement money in the stock market bubble when it popped.
    Mr. Wiley was drinking his coffee and reading the paper when he said, “My, my young man, I’ve lived 89 years I’ve never seen such a shellacking in all my life.”
    “You mean Obama and the Democrats in the last election?”