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Sunday, August 9, 2020

News Back Then: August 14, 2014

Williams Farmer • 9/30/1927 Williams plays in grass valley sunday Manager J. L. Nissen of the Legion Football Team announced that a bus will be waiting at...

VETERANS CORNER: Disabilities Caused May be Eligible for Compensation

Sometimes the disability a veteran is experiencing is not a direct result of their military service, but a complication resulting from their service-connected disability....

Master Gardener’s Corner: Please do not top your trees

Tree topping is not tree pruning. Topping is when you leave just a few large branches and remove the rest. This is bad for...

What’s your plan? (02/21/2018)

Scott Arens | Scott@arenscp.com I have been listening to Bob Keller and the Café Rock for quiet a while. First on KZAP 98.5 until 1992...

Ask Toni: How to talk with Social Security about enrolling in Medicare

Toni: I turned 65 in March and called Social Security to discuss enrolling in Medicare. I was given the wrong information from the agent over...

Do Family Farms Still Exist?

I have a confession to make. I am little spoiled and sheltered, but not in the ways you may think. I would say I...

From the desk of the publisher: The Recipe

I recently learned the power behind a recipe. It’s more than an instruction; it’s a passage to memories and the joyous past of yesteryear....

Food for Thought: Do you Speak Label?

Have you stood in a grocery aisle, looked at a label and thought, “What does that mean”? If you are going to plunk down...

Guest Opinion: Not just coffee

Chuck Bergson | Mayor, City of Williams By now you have heard that Starbucks Coffee has opened in Williams. This new store adds to the City’s...

Life, as I see it: Good times

It’s been a long full week, but the highlight of it all was times with friends. Early in the week about 16 of us got...

What’s your plan? (10/23/2019)

Things weren’t at all peaceful and quite in Arbuckle last week. Pierce Homecoming seemed to be in everyone’s plans. The parade impressed me. It...

Life, as I see it : Time Passes

Yesterday, I read that my longtime friend Kay Spurgeon had passed. Kay dedicated much of her life not only to her own children and...

Master Gardener’s Corner Garden pest: Stink bugs

Stink bugs are a nuisance, but the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is more than a nuisance. In 2013, large populations were found in Sacramento and...

Digging deeper into grace (03/28/2018)

  In his book Planet in Rebellion, George Vandeman shares this story, “It was May 21, 1946.  The place—Los Alamos.  A young and daring scientist...

Watchman on the Wall: Pick it up yourself

James 4:17 “So if you know of an opportunity to do the right thing today, yet you refrain from doing it, you’re guilty of...

What’s your plan? (02/20/2019)

I am fighting the uphill battle. The Girls spend too much of their time keeping up with their peers by wasting it and substituting...

Life as I see it… (11/23/2016)

It’s a big week!  Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I have many things to be thankful for this year. My life changes have brought me...

Watchman on the Wall: Christmas in Costa Rica

I had met Marta at the Aglow Conference in San Antonio. A well-educated woman from Honduras, speaking multiple languages, we became fast friends in...

Life, as I see it: Life goes on

I’m safely in California. Now the process of moving begins. I’ve talked to the moving company and have a potential date to pack up and...

From the desk of the publisher: Harvest is quickly upon us

Farm operators and members of the community, I wish to gain your attention to an important matter. Having grown-up and lived in a farming...

Gardening corner: Weeds in your landscape

It’s that time of the year. It’s been wet and warm so the weeds are sprouting! I don’t know about you, but I very...

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...

A message from the publisher: The printed newspaper still superior over electronic media

Being in the newspaper business, we are pressured into electronic media. Print is dead. Online is the way to go. But what happens when...

Digging deeper into grace (02/28/2018)

Some treasures we pursue in our lives turn out to be lasting; some do not.  Some treasures fill our souls with contentment; some deplete...

Ask Toni: Stress free Medicare open enrollment

Toni, I turn 65 next July, and I’m stressed by the mail I am getting this year for Medicare Open Enrollment and I’m not on...

What’s your plan? (08/14/2019)

   In my teenage years, we moved out of the sprawling metropolis of Arbuckle sixteen miles down the road to the farm not many...

News Back Then – September 14, 2012

WILLIAMS NEWS FROM 1877 January 13: Nothing has transpired in our little town since our last, except the burning of W. M. Nickerson’s Restaurant last...

Life as I see it: 07/19/2017

I’ve set a few retirement goals for myself. You know when you are working full time, you tell yourself that when I don’t work anymore,...

Gardening Corner: Spiders

Who knew there were so many spiders! Lately, I’ve seen a lot of spiders. Protect spiders in your garden because they prey on insects and...

What’s your plan? (03/20/2019)

The 529’s are interesting!  You should spend some time on your own and then with those in the know getting educated on College Savings...

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