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My annual tribute to my mother

Happy day to all you lefties. You may not have known until you picked up this paper and tried to open it, that today is International Left-Handers Day. What a…

Is Confederate flag headed to the landfill?

To the editor: I agree wholeheartedly with [former U.S. Representative] Virgil Goode that “pulling the flag down would only lead to pulling it out of the museum altogether. Those against…

From fair to feast

It’s been a mixed bag of emotions this week at The Southwest Times. The New River Valley Fair ended Saturday, and, even though we’ve had more than enough to say…

Rails Bring Adventure

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed September 11, 1978 Like the highway systems of today the railroads had main lines running like arteries through the country, and from these…

My near death experience with a black bear

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com I’ve been driving for almost a full 10 years now, and during that time, I’m proud to say that I’ve managed to make it this far…

Cutting Your Sugar Intake for Better Health

Sugar dependence has serious consequences. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), consuming large amounts of sugar caused an increased risk of…

The Truth About Sugar

Sugar is hidden in many foods, and cutting back on sugar can be a challenging task. Because of the wide range of names of different types of sugar, it can…

Comparing 2 films about teenagers with cancer

This past weekend, I had the very coincidental opportunity of watching “The Fault In Our Stars” (after powering through the book) back to back with “Me and Earl and the…

Questions about Loving Field answered

To the editor: In Sunday’s Southwest Times, Joel Burchett Sr. provided a letter to the editor with some good questions related to the proposed sale of the Loving Field property…

Daily Bread thankful for postal carriers, Troop 249

To the Editor,  Pulaski Daily Bread extends its appreciation to our local letter carriers for their Stamp Out Hunger campaign that was held May 9. We are so appreciative of…