May 28, 2016

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DR. WATTS: Service dogs honor our country

On this Memorial Day weekend, we all owe a profound debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect this great country.  This weekend, we remember and honor those who have fallen in their service.  That list of names doesn’t just include people. 

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
ZANN'S PLACE: Ann Wingfield Elementary and beyond
Posted: May 25, 2016

For those of you starving for columns about Culpeper’s 17th, 18th or 19th century history please be patient; I am working on a story or two that will delight your senses.  In the interim, indulge me in a bit more of the “I remember whens.”

Saturday 05/21/2016
MATTERS OF FAITH: Experience Christ's transforming power
Posted: May 21, 2016

Going back into history as revealed in the scriptures, the birth of Jesus Christ had been foretold by prophets, and His birth was announced by angels.  But the fact remains, that even though the scriptures foretold His birth (not once but repeatedly), those who scrupulously studied the Scriptures — the Scribes, the Pharisees, the priests and the learned ones, who should have recognized Him when He was born, did not.  In their “learned” ways which made them proud and arrogant, they were blinded to the truth and missed the boat. 

Wednesday 05/18/2016
ZANN'S PLACE: Mother Nature: may her force be with you
Posted: May 18, 2016

So what was your day like? Did you plant your umbrella in the car while wishing for some sunshine? I caught myself grousing at the weather because it was not complying with my timeline for mowing the grass. Really? Have we not mastered the weather well enough by now so that we can tell it when to rain, manipulate the perfect temperature and eliminate disastrous storms?

Sunday 05/15/2016
COLUMN: The recently departed was a prince of a fellow
Posted: May 15, 2016

Today is “random idea” day, so hang on.

Saturday 05/14/2016
MATTERS OF FAITH: Success can come through commitment to God
Posted: May 14, 2016

Almost every one of us wants a certain level of success. I don't know anyone who does not want to succeed. What do I mean by succeeding? For some it may be to finish school, overcome any addiction, become financially independent, finding a spouse or having a good marriage. 

Thursday 05/12/2016
ZANN'S PLACE: Boredom is not an option
Posted: May 12, 2016

Is my life really boring or have I simply not opened enough of the right doors? I can answer without hesitation that there is little time for boredom in my day to day routine and it can all be attributed to a curiosity for life and an earnest love and respect for people.

Sunday 05/08/2016
COLUMN: Once-needed rain has become a pain
Posted: May 08, 2016

While the heavy rain held off until near the end, participants in the Caboose run took a soaking during their race.

DR. WATTS: Caring for wildlife and traveling with dogs
Posted: May 08, 2016

Q: There has been a baby bird fluttering outside near our bushes. It seems like she has fallen out of the nest. What should I do to care for her?

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