I am always looking for new and different recipes. I am also always researching and keeping my eye out for recipes that take a quick shortcut that I can share with some of my more, inexperienced, readers. I also create my recipes based around not just the flavor or the presentation of the fi…

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I am always looking for new and different recipes. I am also always researching and keeping my eye out for recipes that take a quick shortcut that I can share with some of my more, inexperienced, readers. I also create my recipes based around not just the flavor or the presentation of the fi…

The past few years have brought the opportunity to enjoy monthly music jams in Carthage. In an effort to continue and improve this, the Marick Event Center and the Kids of Carthage are making a commitment to consistency. The first and third Thursday of each month the Kids of Carthage will be…

Jesus said, “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also.” (John 12:26) When one becomes a Christian, he or she is suddenly on a journey with Jesus.

Calling the gasoline supply crunch “Putin’s price hike” hasn’t worked for President Joe Biden, so now he’s trying a different tactic: blaming oil companies. His June 15 letter to seven major refiners complains about profit margins and a lack of supply in the U.S. market. But this is a little…

Many elected officials and official wannabes may not know basis facts about the Hoosier state. This is a prefect time to step away from toxic news and partisan fermentation to scan reality.

The central question for beginning of life and end of life controversies is moral standing, also called “moral status” and “moral consideration,” the concept refers to the duties owed by moral agents to another entity or, conversely, an entity’s claims that can be made on moral agents. Most …

It is hard to believe that the 2021 reign of Carthage Queen, Claire Mercer, is coming to an end and a new Queen must be chosen! Claire served her community well and always with a smile on her face, kindness in her heart and words, as well as a sense of humor that is perhaps her most endearin…

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Mr. Smith and my high school economics class. The news keeps reporting that we are in a period of record inflation, and that the Federal Reserve Board is trying to get it under control by raising interest rates. But the board members are afraid that raising i…

We usually think children are the ones who grow and mature, but in the eyes of sons and daughters, it’s Dad who matures! …

We usually think children are the ones who grow and mature, but in the eyes of sons and daughters, it’s Dad who matures! …

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Mr. Smith and my high school economics class. The news keeps reporting that we are in a period of record inflation, and that the Federal Reserve Board is trying to get it under control by raising interest rates. But the board members are afraid that raising i…

It is hard to believe that the 2021 reign of Carthage Queen, Claire Mercer, is coming to an end and a new Queen must be chosen! Claire served her community well and always with a smile on her face, kindness in her heart and words, as well as a sense of humor that is perhaps her most endearin…

Growing up, my Grandma Barbra and I would make fudge all the time and experiment with different flavors. One of my favorites was a chocolate fudge we would make with stripes of caramel throughout and pecans sprinkled in. Sort of like a “turtle.” It was so delicious!

File it under depressingly predictable: Wednesday and Thursday, Senate Republicans and Democrats were running into political friction as they tried to turn the modest set of “breakthrough” gun safety proposals into actual legislation. Though we are decidedly underwhelmed by the ideas – inclu…

File it under depressingly predictable: Wednesday and Thursday, Senate Republicans and Democrats were running into political friction as they tried to turn the modest set of “breakthrough” gun safety proposals into actual legislation. Though we are decidedly underwhelmed by the ideas – inclu…

As signs of summer begin to establish, we notice the showers of spring bringing more than just flowers. Grasses, weeds, and general overgrowth seem to appear almost overnight. Bustling automobiles add to the cacophonous sounds of lawn mowers on sunny Saturday mornings. Weed trimming, weed pu…

As signs of summer begin to establish, we notice the showers of spring bringing more than just flowers. Grasses, weeds, and general overgrowth seem to appear almost overnight. Bustling automobiles add to the cacophonous sounds of lawn mowers on sunny Saturday mornings. Weed trimming, weed pu…