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Viewpoints

Relearning The Lessons Of History

As a Vietnam veteran, I have been especially troubled by recent events in Afghanistan. We don’t seem to learn from the lessons of history. We thought, relative to Vietnam, that military might along with American know-how could turn around a civil war between North and South Vietnam. We ...

Get The Best COVID-19 Information You Can

As we start to open up our senior centers and congregate meal sites, I am getting questions from older adults about how vaccines work. Can we mandate that everyone who comes into our building be vaccinated? And are we protected from the Delta variant of COVID-19? I will try to answer these ...

Laurel Run Committee Thanks Volunteers, Supporters

On behalf of everyone at The Resource Center and Filling the Gap, Inc., we want to thank those who made our 25th annual Laurel Memorial Run & Walk a success. Last year we dealt with a pandemic that disrupted not only the Laurel Run/Walk but almost every other event. This year we faced a ...

Long Associations With The Warren County Fair

The Warren County Fair brings many memories. It has been part of our lives since the 1970s. My first experience with the fair was creating grange displays. Every year there was a theme. We could interpret the theme as we saw fit. Ida Grace, our neighbor, was the one who got us interested ...

Getting Back To Basics With Biscuits

A simple biscuit has caused me to rethink modern food. Because when I walk through the aisles of certain grocery stores, I don’t always see real food—the kind that will taste good but that will also nourish your body and soul, look lovely on your plate and showcase the beauty of our earth ...

An Open And Shut Case

Sometimes what I find on the internet surprises me. There are times, when writing these columns, I feel as if I’m stuck in wildflowers and all of those seemingly have something good to offer me. I will accept – and appreciate their beauty and variety while knowing others – not I – are ...