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Project Linus

Project Linus

Comforting children with blankets at their time of need By Sonia Duggan Cold rain, freezing temperatures, extreme heat, high winds. Not much will keep volunteers from showing up at the old Nevada gymnasium on Highway 6 every Wednesday throughout the year. The dirt parking lot […]

Explore Nature in Oregon

Explore Nature in Oregon

By Sydni Ellis The fresh scent of pine needles mixed with sweet raindrops fills the air. It’s only 57 degrees outside, but somehow the brisk wind and the wet skies make it seem even colder. It’s early March in Portland, Oregon—a perfect time to travel […]

Beckett’s battle

Beckett’s battle

Mom’s blog chronicles son’s fight for his life By Sonia Duggan Beckett Burge is a superhero. On some days the 4-year-old will don a cape, but most days his winning smile, along with an arsenal of medication and family support, is his superpower against the […]

Take the hassle out of watering container gardens

Take the hassle out of watering container gardens

By Melinda Myers Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access and maintenance.  Unlike growing in the ground, the smaller volume of soil in containers is exposed to […]

Make room for Chia!

Make room for Chia!

Chia could possibly be the perfect pet if you are looking for a partner with energy. She is a one-year-old active Lab mix who weighs 45 lbs. She loves to play with other dogs of similar size and energy. Fetch and catch are absolute favorite […]

Irish fare

Irish fare

Irish Potato Bread | Makes 8 | Serves 4 1¾ cups smooth mashed potatoes  (1 very large cooked potato or 2 medium) ¾ cup self-rising flour ¼ teaspoon powdered mustard ½ teaspoon sea salt Several grinds of black pepper 1 tablespoon snipped chives or 2 […]

California is for couples

California is for couples

By Sydni Ellis If the popular travel quote  “Love is the food of life, travel is the dessert” by Amanda Jane Sturges is to be believed, then taking a vacation with your significant other is an even sweeter gift than chocolates this Valentine’s Day. Who […]

Psalm68five

Psalm68five

Ministry offers “camperships” to fatherless children By April Towery About 43 percent – or almost half – of American children grew up without a father in their home. That figure represents kids with deceased, absent or incarcerated fathers, as well as those separated by divorce.  […]

Living the sweet life

Living the sweet life

Say it with Sugar owners dish on love, life, work By Sonia Duggan Monica and Treg Whitaker’s love and respect for each other is even sweeter than the frosting they make or the cakes they bake. Their marriage of 17 years is truly a partnership. […]

Untraditional with a Twist

Untraditional with a Twist

Brides and grooms once felt compelled to conform to the trappings of traditional weddings. From uber-romantic vows to pastel colors to the penultimate white tiered cake, various wedding components were long considered must-haves. But modern couples are increasingly expressing their individuality, and even embracing more […]