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Change can be a positive thing

Change can be a positive thing

I started this new adventure with The Southwest Times in August, 2017, with the hopes of making some positive changes to our newspaper. I’m very pleased that most of the…

My old man

My old man

Sometimes in life you face things that are tough. I had to deal with one of those tough situations over the past two weeks with the passing of my father.…

Please

I have been writing this column for almost twenty years. Twenty years, folks! I have never missed a week, although once in a while something happens on the other end…

Thanks to school nutrition employees

Preparing healthy school meals, teaching good nutrition habits and offering a friendly greeting are all in a day’s work for more than 50 school nutrition employees in Pulaski County Public…

Skillz that healz

Okay peeps, here’s the thing. The real thing, not the made up thing. Since January I’ve been having chemotherapy for a (possibly) aggressive cancer that we found last fall because…

Volunteering, a noble choice

As we observe National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), LewisGale Hospital Pulaski would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful team of chaplains and volunteers at our hospital for…

‘Shoutout’ to Pulaski

Dear Editor: A big “shoutout” to the Town of Pulaski and to the Jackson Park Inn and Al’s on First for hosting the 2018 Central Appalachian Regional Brownfields Summit, April…

Power lunch

In my line of work (writing and the teaching of writing) one of the main tenets of the genre is that good writers avoid sweeping generalizations. But another tenet is,…

Quick to Get Mad

Quick to Get Mad

by Pat Farrell It makes me so angry! The other day when I opened the news app on my phone, I saw an article about an atheist running for office…

He is The Way

He is The Way

by Pat Farrell Watching one of the late Reverend Billy Graham’s wonderful sermons, I was struck by the size of the crowd and the power of his message of God’s…