Life, as I see it : Perfect.

I’ve got to say that our stay at Mendocino was perfect. It was a beautiful setting, great accommodations and as peaceful as we needed. We...

What’s your plan? (03/28/2018)

Scott Arens | Scott@arenscp.com This week are Parent-Teacher Conferences at Pierce Joint Unified School District. My Daughters will be the 4th generation of Arens to...

The Real Deal: Can You Feel It?

Can you feel  it? That long awaited morning chill in the air, the smell of wood burning fireplaces and hot apple cider….yes, fall has...

RELIGION: Confessions

  Why have Christian sages throughout the ages stressed that confession of our sins is a vital practice for those who wish to grow in...

Who’s Feeding America?

Do you wonder where your food comes from? Are you curious about the processes your food goes through? Have no fear, you aren’t the only...

Life as I see it (11/01/2017)

My folks’ former caregiver Carol and I go on an annual adventure. We usually go in August, but this year it will be October....

Digging deeper into grace (06/20/2018)

As I write my final column for this paper and prepare to say my goodbye to Colusa, I want to say two things to...

Life, as I see it: It’s a sign

I’m still sorting and prepping for the movers. Along with the task comes a flood of emotion.  In what will be the final move...

Digging deeper into grace (01/04/2017)

At the beginning of a new year, tabloids often make predictions of what will happen in the year. I have absolutely no knowledge of...

Thinking About Health: If Idaho ditches the ACA, other states may follow

What happens in Idaho in the coming weeks undoubtedly will not stay in Idaho. What happens there could make a big difference in how...

Thinking About Health: Resurrecting old insurance model may limit – Who gets covered and...

Trudy Lieberman - Rural Health News Service A new health insurance option awaits consumers this fall. Proponents say it will offer lower premiums and relief...

Thinking about health: Medicare Advantage directories are full of outdated, incorrect information

Trudy Lieberman  |  Rural Health News Service The other day came a lengthy https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/ManagedCareMarketing/Downloads/Provider_Directory_Review_Industry_Report_Round_3_11-28-2018.pdf report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing...

Water Crisis Results from Years of Inaction

The federal Central Valley project announced on February 21st, 2014 that it will deliver no water to most of its farm customers highlights the...

Gardening corner: Camellia’s

Camellias are very popular in our area and grow well here. Choose this plant when you want a shrub or hedge with dark, glossy leaves...

Life, as I see it: Honor and beauty

We were immersed in the beautiful and honorable Native American culture this past weekend. I traveled to New Town, ND with my daughters and...

Life, as I see it : Springtime Bliss

The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising here in now-sunny California. I’ll say AMEN to that. With all of the winter rains,...

Thinking about health: Newly Passed 21st Century Cures Act Is No Panacea

By Trudy Lieberman | Rural Health News Service Will patients benefit from the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act? After listening to politicians and reading...

My Little Mayberry: Manners

I had dinner at an upscale restaurant filled with couples, it was lovely until one man began loudly telling the story of finding rats...

Life… as I see it (03/28/2018)

  This week I got a special gift from my friend Donnavee. It’s a tea towel with the following message; I’m not saying I am Wonder...

Digging deeper into grace (06/03/2020)

Submitted by Tom Tripp As I heed the news from recent days, my heart grieves. I grieve over the death of a black man due to...

From the desk of the publisher: Today, we remember

Today, we remember. We remember the 3,000 people who lost their lives in America – in one single day, in a single moment. We remember what...

What’s your plan? (01/23/2019)

Are you ever caught in the doldrums because you just aren’t getting much done? Then compare yourself to someone else, someone who it seems...

RELIGION: What Does Love Call Us To?

One of the most important and most frequently repeated commands in Scripture is the command to us to love one another. When Jesus was asked,...

Colusa County Historic Look Back: 03/23/2016

  Research and synopses by: Resa Lyn 50 Years Ago Colusa Sun - Jan 26, 1966 Many Colusans are seen on color TV on channel 3 on Traventure...

what’s your plan? Scott Arens

Back on Feb. 11, 1991, the American country music band Diamond Rio released its song titled “Meet in the Middle.” It went on to...

Life… as I see it : Among the sighted

Tomorrow I will have my pre-op appointment for cataract surgery. I’m going to have both eyes corrected, the first one being this month.  I’m nervous...

Balancing Liberty and Security Is A Never-Ending Challenge

By Lee H. Hamilton Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government’s expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil...

what’s your plan? (01/08/2020)

Happy 2020! My head is still sorta reelin’. Where did the time go? I’m not just fixating on the year 2019; I mean where...

What’s your plan (07/17/2019)

The last two weeks have been busier than ever, I keep trying to convince myself that it can’t get worse. Last week all three...

The Rookie Mama: 01/11/2017

Kids say the darnedest things, and I try my own darnedest to keep track of my firstborn’s comical anecdotes. One of the reasons I...

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