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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Gardening corner: Grasshoppers

Leafhoppers feed on many different fruit, vegetable, flower, and woody ornamental hosts. Most species of leafhoppers feed on only one or several closely related...

Thinking About Health: Reports about coronavirus vaccine don’t always give the full story

Trudy Lieberman | Community Health News Service How soon will we have a vaccine to protect us from coronavirus? That’s the question uppermost on the minds...

Life as I see it: Things I miss…

Since we made the final move from California to North Dakota, I’ve realized there are a few things I miss. Number one is my family...

What’s your plan? (06/10/2020)

I lean toward the shy, timid type. I am uncomfortable in crowds and tend to break out in a sweat when public speaking. Why...

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...

Words

Submitted by Jim Perdue Words can be powerful. They can inspire us, motivate us. They can also incite us, remind us of the things that...

Life as I see it: One of a kind

Sometimes when you meet someone there is an instant bond. You begin to believe you’ve known that person forever, and then you believe that...

Watchman On the Wall: Propaganda

“Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of government.” “Know the Truth and...

What’s your plan? (06/03/2020)

I have been enjoying the times. Not so the lockdown, but specifically the end of the school year: commencement and graduation. Congratulations to those...

Watchman on the Wall – Sheltered In Place

This isn’t the first time that Adonai has sequestered His people to protect them and to develop their character. Many of our heroes faced...

What’s your plan? (05/27/2020)

I got caught up in a blast from the past. A certain song will play and my mind’s eye will immediately take me back...

Life as I see it: Break out

We’re about to make a break for it. We’ve come to the point where we really need to do something away from home. In...

Politics & Pandemics

Submitted by Jim Perdue This pandemic has presented a huge hill we have to climb. There’s the health issue and the economic issue. None of...

Life, as I see it: Date to date

We’re all going to die. It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when. In the last few days I’ve whined to myself...

Watchman on the Wall: Incident of the Bicycle

John 16:13 “When the Holy Spirit comes, . . . He will reveal to you WHAT IS TO COME.” As a young mother with a...

What’s you plan? (05/20/2020)

I’ll be steppin’ up on my soapbox this week, following in the footsteps of many who have hit the campaign trail. But I am...

Yellowjackets

Yellowjacket wasps prey on other insects and scavenge on human food and garbage. First, do you have yellowjackets? They are ½ to 1-inch-long with jagged bright...

Whats Your Plan (05/13/2020)

I don’t know about this. It sorta just came and went, no big bang or hoopla, and it disappointed me. Mother’s Day has always...

Watchman on the Wall: Positivity and Encouragement

“Oh Geez, that’s not for me,” was my first thought when I saw the name of the new Facebook Page, “Drinking With Friends.” My...

Good Golly Miss Molly

Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard passed this week. A trailblazer of rock-n-roll, he paved the way for many of the rock...

Life, as I see it: Things are looking up

I say things are looking up because on Tuesday I have my first hair appointment in two months. Thankfully I haven’t been out and...

Watchman on the Wall – It’s All In Your Head

Piano Performance class with Dr. Bowman at Chico State could be intense. A very innovative teacher he would have us do the strangest things...

What’s your plan (05/06/2020)

Last week had me feeling like a man without a plan. For the second week, this column felt as if it was all over...

Let’s survive until the next one

I don’t know who coined the term “social distancing” for what we’re all doing today, but I personally don’t care for the expression. Sociable, socialite,...

Just because government can doesn’t mean it should

Why is it when we give the government an inch they have to take a mile? Never in my 20 years as a journalist in...

What’s Your Plan – 04292020

I didn’t quite complete all that I had in mind last week. I hope to finish up this week. Don’t worry if you were...

Watchman on the Wall – Daily Recalibration

I always had a fascination with and fear of God. I was raised in an agnostic home. My parents didn’t believe in God but...

Life as I see it: Back when . . .

Do you remember back when things were simpler, slower paced? Things were pretty good then. There was no rush to get to events. We weren’t...

Letter to the Editor: Sensationalism

Dear Lloyd Green: Our physical buildings may be temporarily inaccessible, but Colusa County remains VERY MUCH OPEN! I was disappointed that this week’s edition of...

Opinion: California Chief Justice’s emergency bail order violates Constitution, makes citizens less safe

By Matthew R. Beauchamp, District Attorney County of Colusa Although we face serious challenges not seen in more than one hundred years, we, as citizens, must...

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