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Another classic television western, ‘The Range Rider’

One of the classics of early television is definitely "The Range Rider" series.Produced by Gene Autry's "A" Production on such scenic California locations as Lone Pine in the High Sierras, Big Bear Lake, Vasquez Rocks and Mr. Autry's Melody Ranch Movie Town, it was a fast moving 30 minutes. ...

Slowpoke to Pokemon Go fad

I watched a girl walk into a wall the other day. I was too far away to react in time to stop her, but she bounced off, appearing to have barely noticed, and continued looking at her smartphone. Then she flicked her finger across the screen and jumped up and down. Ah. Pokemon Go.An intern ...

Pies, cakes and pickles for summer

Any complaints about the heat? Write down the temperatures on your calendar where you can review it next winter. That will reduce the amounts of the "poor me" thoughts of which all of us are guilty whenever something isn't to our liking. We might as well enjoy each day, regardless of sun or ...

Sweet strawberry sensations this summer

Strawberry Cake with Chambord Frosting1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened1 cup sugar2 3-ounce packages strawberry flavored gelatin6 large eggs, room temperature3 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups milk, room temperature1/2 cup ...

Get on beach with new books

Now is the perfect time for women's fiction to enjoy while on vacation or relaxing at home!New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch follows the story of five different characters' friendships in "In Twenty Years" (Lake Union Publishing.)Six college students who lived together all ...

Onomatopoeic birds in area

If you are among the many who struggle to learn bird songs, start with those species that actually identify themselves; they say their own names.For this we can thank early ornithologists who named these birds based on their voices.It can be quite difficult to memorize a name and attach it to a ...

Students receive end-of-year awards

These Beverly-Center Elementary School students received the following awards at the school's end-of-the-year awards assembly:Kindergarteners in Mrs. Heidi Fryman's Class: Eager Beaver - Harrison Miller; Most Cooperative - Ethan Wagner; Most Artistic - Emily Knox; Good Listener - Abby ...

Country club promises leisure

List of members for the proposed country club is being gotten upThe list which is to bear the names of the desired two hundred influential citizens as members of the to be established country club, is now being prepared.The object is to have each member subscribe $100; $10 to be paid upon ...

Original ‘Ghostbusters’ storyline lives on in comics

The "Ghostbusters" franchise returns from the grave this week with an all-new cast, but if you're still disappointed we never got more than two movies with the original crew, comic books have you covered.There have been multiple comic versions of the quartet embodied so memorably by Bill ...

Americans far from independent

What if representatives from throughout the country met in Philadelphia tomorrow morning to write a new Declaration of Independence - from Washington?It was relatively easy for the nation's founders to issue the original declaration in 1776. For the most part, our ancestors relied on England ...

‘Interplanetary,’ a streaming movie review

"Oh boy!" I make this exclamation out loud sitting in my captain's chair, watching what should be ... a movie. It's on the TV/computer screen. It's 90 minutes long. There are people and they do things and talk about things and - if hard-pressed - I'd have to say there's a story. Set your ...

Hold Hillary accountable

There's no more arguing about it. Hillary Clinton sent and received classified emails on her unsecure, home servers. She lied about it - many times. The stories may have changed, some qualifiers have been added from time to time, but the bottom line is that she placed her own personal political ...

It can’t be ‘us against them’

Last week, after hearing news of more police shootings and the tragic reaction of one madman that left even more people dead and wounded, my first thought was "not again." Does that mean I am getting used to that kind of news? I hope not.There were the immediate talking heads spewing on about ...

Enjoy a Southern fish fry this summer

Summer is a perfect time of the year to go fishing and I must say it is very relaxing and rewarding even if you catch only the smallest of fishes.A fish fry is a way of life, especially in the South, and a very favorite summer activity of many after spending a day fishing.A fish fry may involve ...

Use some of the garden with zucchini recipes

Wow! What a great weekend birthday party for our country! Here's hoping you and your family had a wonderful time. Some of the fireworks had to be cancelled, due to the rain, but the ones on TV went on longer than usual. They aren't as nice as the actual thing, but they will do instead of ...

Two new Amish reads

A new series is launched and another continues with two new Amish books that just were released!First is Amy Clipston's continuance of her "Amish Heirloom" series with "The Courtship Basket."Rachel is heartbroken when her boyfriend leaves her to date her now former best friend. She throws ...

Discovering the good and the bad

A butterfly I've never seen before flutters through the yard. A new bird shows up at my feeders or I hear a song I don't recognize. Or I find a new wildflower on the edge of the yard.Discoveries like these make my heart skip a beat. I love seeing new things, and based on mail I receive from ...

Beverly students of month recognized

Throughout the school year, select students in each classroom at Beverly-Center Elementary School were chosen as 'Student of the Month' for going 'above and beyond' in demonstrating character and citizenship, with each month featuring a different trait. These students were honored by school ...

Apply to speak at 2016 Entrepreneurship Expo

The Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley is part of a larger group that is partnering with Marietta College for a new event aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs. On Saturday, Sept. 1,7 the MOV Entrepreneur Expo will be held at Marietta College. The day-long event will ...

Millers volunteering at Rio Games

Nancy Miller has been warned about the Zika-carrying mosquitoes, crime and polluted water in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.But she is not letting negative stories dampen her enthusiasm and excitement for being a volunteer at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio Sept. 7-18.Nancy and her husband, Mark, of ...