Have a complaint? Forget it


Stop complaining. That?s just what a Kansas City minister and his congregation are doing.

He came up with a purple wrist band similar to the Live Strong bracelet that is worn to remind one not to complain. The goal is to not complain for at least 21 days. If one goofs up, the band is moved to the other wrist until the 21 days are reached.

Who made shampoo a terror threat?


I would like to meet the guy who decided to do something stupid on an airplane with a container of shampoo, so I could smack him in the back of the head with a three-ounce bottle of hardened cement.


I don?t know what he was thinking, nor do I want to know. All I know is, he really made traveling difficult for me. At least, that?s the way I feel right now.

5 Years Ago

  • The Kansas Bureau of Investigation was still searching for a man who robbed the Pilsen State Bank in Lincolnville at gunpoint March 20. The robbery, the second to occur at the bank in six months, resulted in the loss of an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured.

All-school reunion is coming fast


The Hillsboro High School All School Reunion is two months away. We?re hoping all of you who received the mailing titled ?The Oracle? will respond favorably and also check with classmates to see if they received their copy.

This tree will live on for some time


?At least there is hope for a tree. If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.? ?Job 14:7


Stripped and stained, handed down or fixed up. These kinds of refinished or recycled things are what bring a little cozy into a home and give it a layered feeling?a sense of a history that you can?t quite pinpoint, but know it?s there, buried in the wood and baseboards.

Catastrophes beyond the public eye


?Perception is reality? is an often-quoted marketing concept. Unfortunately, this statement reflects how most people and the media view the world these days, whether the topic is politics, world peace or anything in between.