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The lamp of the body is the eye

The lamp of the body is the eye

This is the first of a series about Jim and his wife, Henrietta. Jim was admitted to hospice for congestive …

February 6th, 2016 |  

A day so right, quickly goes wrong

A day so right, quickly goes wrong

It is safe to say that we have all had days where everything that could go right for you did. …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

What if you decide to jump?

What if you decide to jump?

Carlos was a devoted Kiwanis Club member and a retired supervisor from the New Boston steel mill. He was admitted …

January 30th, 2016 |  

How about a good game of Euchre?

How about a good game of Euchre?

Long winter days and stormy summer nights were always a time when a deck of cards would come out of …

January 27th, 2016 updated: January 27th, 2016. |  

The happiest days of my life

The happiest days of my life

Joe was born to a mother he felt didn’t want him. His family told him that when he was born …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Remembering the beauty of the barn

Remembering the beauty of the barn

I know I say this an awful lot but just in case anyone missed it I was raised on a …

January 20th, 2016 |  

Prescription Drug Plan Discount – Are You Eligible?

Prescription Drug Plan Discount – Are You Eligible?

Do you know if you are eligible for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Discount? There are many individuals in our …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Small Farm College and Conference is coming

Small Farm College and Conference is coming

Small Farm College and Conference This is just a reminder that the Small Farm College will begin next Wednesday at …

January 17th, 2016 |  

This isn’t what I signed up for

This isn’t what I signed up for

The year was 2004 and Dennis had just returned from a tour in Iraq as an Army National Guard platoon …

January 15th, 2016 |  

Winchester Happenings

Winchester Happenings

Well, winter has arrived and I must share that I am not too happy about it. I’m just a little …

January 13th, 2016 |  

Becoming the ‘King of the Wild Frontier’

Becoming the ‘King of the Wild Frontier’

Recently I was listening to my grandsons talk about what they wanted for Christmas and for the most part what …

January 13th, 2016 |  

‘And he said in his heart’

‘And he said in his heart’

Sarah enrolled in hospice at age 85 with terminal cancer and was bedfast when we first met. She was a …

January 9th, 2016 |  

Enduring the winter on an Ohio farm

Enduring the winter on an Ohio farm

Anyone who has ever spent a day on a farm in this part of the country understands that when winter …

January 6th, 2016 |  

They come in, look around, see and do

They come in, look around, see and do

It’s been several years since Tom died of cancer, but he’s been on my mind again lately. He was a …

January 2nd, 2016 |  

Delivering the baked goods

Delivering the baked goods

I know I’m always saying that the years when I grew up were so good and I’m sure that a …

December 22nd, 2015 |  

You have to understand the life of a thing

You have to understand the life of a thing

Thurman was a soft-spoken, gentle 70-year old man referred to Hospice for prostate cancer. He was occupationally disabled from a …

December 19th, 2015 updated: December 19th, 2015. |  

Take a picture, it’ll last longer

Take a picture, it’ll last longer

I have written many times about our farm which was appropriately named Pine Acre Farm. This was the farm where …

December 16th, 2015 |  

The Bible: The mind of God, the state of man

The Bible: The mind of God, the state of man

Joyce was referred to Hospice with end stage liver failure. As the hospice social worker it was my job to …

December 11th, 2015 |  

Looking back at four years in office

Looking back at four years in office

First, I want to remind all of us for a moment that we serve at will by the people and …

December 9th, 2015 |  

If you’re looking for an easy road

If you’re looking for an easy road

This is the last of a three part series on Willard and Helen. Hopefully you read the first two, if …

December 5th, 2015 |  

How about some inside farming?

How about some inside farming?

Growing up in Southern Ohio, few who farmed didn’t know that this was the time of year when most of …

December 2nd, 2015 |  

Recognizing Dual Service in our communities

Recognizing Dual Service in our communities

Many of our veterans have worn more than one uniform in service to our country and their community. Twice the …

December 1st, 2015 |  

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