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Home Country: Squash

on October 15, 2019 - 4:55pm
Home Country
Squash. Just listen to that word one more time. Squash … one of the English language’s most painful words, along with maim and trauma and rend and okra and Liberace. Why would anyone want to eat something that sounds as though someone sat on it?
The bottom-line truth is, cooks all over the place love a challenge, and they have tried valiantly to turn squash into an edible dish. To do this, they take one tenth of a portion of squash, boil as much of the squashiness as they can out of it, then immerse it in nine-tenths something that tastes good and hope no

Scene Of Deacon Street Milling And Pothole Repair

on October 15, 2019 - 9:15am

Scene of preparation Saturday for the milling and pothole repair work scheduled for Monday on Deacon Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

La Vista Pastor Appreciation Potluck And Hike Sunday

on October 15, 2019 - 8:25am
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La Vista Church News:
The community is invited to join La Vista Church, Sunday Oct. 20, after services to show Pastor Jeff Moore and his wife Lara just how much they are appreciated.
Bring a dish to share at the potluck lunch, then join in a fun (easy) hike. Sign up to bring a dish.

Home Country: A Special Buck

on October 14, 2019 - 12:38pm
Home Country
When Bob Garcia removed that old mossyhorn mount from its place over the fireplace, we were a bit confused.
That huge buck had been his pride and joy for more than 30 years. But Bob put it back in his office, behind the kitchen. The spot of honor over the fireplace now belongs to a young forked-horn buck, the one he took last year on the other side of the hayfield. It’s the kind of buck you expect to get for your first buck, and not really the kind you honor like that after a lifetime spent hunting in the autumn woods.
When he was asked, Bob just

La Vista Church: Trunk Or Treat Oct. 31

on October 13, 2019 - 10:00am

Scenes From Tree Removal Ops At United Church

on October 13, 2019 - 8:55am

Scene from tree removal operation last week at the United Church on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Tree removal operation last week at the United Church on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Tree removal operation last week at the United Church on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Fr. Glenn: Trusting The Upset Plan

on October 13, 2019 - 8:52am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

“The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.” 

Such is the actual text of “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns, often regarded the national poet of Scotland, though we Americans know the adage more commonly as “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” It’s rather a sadness that poetry is now so neglected, for few texts concentrate more human experience and wisdom into few words than poignant poetry. Indeed, many, if not most, of the wise adages we can access immediately from memory is not from novelists, but from poets.