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Pause for Reflection

If you are in a large family, the first thing you need is a sense of humour. Comedian Jim Graffigan says parents get burned out in big families, even naming of children.

Wheatland Senior Centre News

The results of the senior centre's activities for the week of July 24 to July 30: Bridge: (Monday) 1st Vern Leach, 2nd Eleanora Schikurski, 3rd Basil Holyer. Bridge: (Friday) 1st Lloyd Muma, 2nd Stan Sampson, 3rd JoAnne Hennie.

Gathering of the gals

What started as a customary "good morning" greeting from our deck to the neighbour's, ended up as a gathering of friends around the neighbour's breakfast table. It was unplanned and an unmitigated success. In terms of neighbours, we've got the best.

Stand tall, turn the tables around and don't stop praying

Pause for reflection

You belong in my garden

Dubbed the "Bummer Summer" by British Columbian standards, it's been a cool, wet first half of the year. Personally I haven't missed the scorching temperatures blanketing much of the continent but I can't say the same for the garden.

Pause for Reflection

It isn't often that I see the Lord's hand at work so clearly through what I try to do in this weekly column. Sometimes it feels like a weakly column.

Rise for the National Anthem

This article is a week overdue but I figure the thoughts that provoked its writing are always relevant.

Pause for Reflection

There was strong evidence against a defendant in a murder trial, but there was no corpse.

Pause for Reflection

A lawyer had a jury trial in a very difficult business case. The client who had attended the trial was out of town when the jury came back with its decision, which was for the lawyer and his client.

It's a matter of perspective

For Powell River it was quite the traffic jam. There were at least half a dozen cars waiting their turn at a four-way stop.
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