Opinion

Dear Readers: As 2020 draws to a close, we are all looking forward to a better year. Many people will make New Year’s resolutions. Top resolutions include spending more time with friends and family, saving money, and of course, eating healthier and losing weight. It seems there is always a new fad...
Hi Taylor: I’m committed to paying off at least some debt as my resolution this year. I had the same goal last year and failed, so I think I need some help. Any hot tips? - Marie Hey Marie: The hottest tip is to stick with it, but that probably feels like a bit of a cop-out. The approach that works...
Renee Zellweger gained 30 pounds to play Bridget Jones in 2001, 2004 and 2014! Each time, after filming ended, she returned to her normal weight in the next six to 12 months by getting back to her exercise routine and eating a healthy diet.  That’s fortunate, because a new study shows the longer...
I have never read columns as entertaining as those penned by the late Erma Bombeck, who survived by cancer surgery, only to be claimed by kidney disease at age 69. Her battle was valiant as she underwent five years of dialysis before ultimately failing to survive transplant surgery that came too...
Fourth in a series on COVID-19 and studying in spring 2021 Originally published on December 15, 2008, and a few times since then—it may have value as we look forward to the spring of 2021, a spring like no other  Regardless of the challenge of circumstances, I would encourage each to search for...
It’s time to change your calendar. 2021 arrives this week. And none too soon. I’ve said for many years that God gives us overnights so that regardless of how bad any day may go in your life, you can start all over again when the sun comes up the next day. This concept can also apply to years. It...
Dear Dietitian, I have lost thirty pounds in the last nine months by cutting calories and exercising. I‘m worried that I will gain the weight back as I’ve done before. Does reverse dieting work? Kathryn Dear Kathryn, Congratulations on your weight loss! You should be proud of yourself! Reverse...
Hi Taylor: My siblings and I have been talking about how to help my parents navigate their remaining years. They’re in their 80s and have some money but not a lot. Any advice? Hey Scott: That’s great that it’s become a family affair. It’s tough to watch these decisions fall on one person, so I’m...
What I am about to tell you is going to prove Pampa was the Mayberry of the Panhandle! Come Christmas time, during the 1940s, the downtown was really decked out for the season. Colored lights hanging everywhere, inside and outside the stores. They were stretched across Cuyler Street and a...
Isaiah 1:1 identifies Isaiah as the son of an otherwise unknown man named Amoz (to be distinguished from the prophet Amos).  Isaiah prophesied in Judah and Jerusalem roughly fifty years during the reigns of Uzziah (783-742 B.C.); Jotham (742-735); Ahaz (735-715); and Hezekiah (715-687).  Ahaz and...

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