December 8, 2022
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Persistence pays off for Dirk Schutter

December 1, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

On November 10 the Rains County Leader published a feature article titled “Dirk Schutter, loyal citizen or unlawful presence.” The gist of the story was that Schutter, after having been a lawful resident of the U.S. since 1949 and a naturalized citizen since 1960, had been denied the renewal of his driver’s license. […]

Anna’s story

November 24, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

On Sunday, Pastor Jason Rolen preached about being thankful – your preacher probably did, too. The sermon was enlightening and inspiring, but what really stuck with me was a comment he made in his introductory remarks: “I’ve always thought we should devote 364 days a year to being thankful and set aside only one day for grumbling and complaining.” […]

Counting or complaining?

November 17, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

It’s that time of year again. Yes, it’s time to begin preparations for the holidays, but it’s also time to complain – about everything! As I finally sat down to write my column after a busy week, I scanned through that valuable source of inspiration – Twitter. […]

Dirk Schutter, loyal citizen or unlawful presence

November 10, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

Dirk Schutter, resident of Rains County since 2001, has been a citizen of the United States since 1960. But because of an expired driver’s license and three missing digits on a bureaucratic form, he is now classified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as “lawful presence not verified.” […]

Book sale tales

October 27, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

Another FOL Book Sale has come and gone, and we are a tired but happy bunch of volunteers. Thank you to everyone who worked and everyone who shopped to make the event a huge success. […]

Better than nothing!

October 20, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

Last week I went into Subway to pick up lunch for myself and the young lady I visit at the school each week. The only person I saw was the woman at the counter, and I asked if she was working alone. […]

Books – and Book Sales!

October 13, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

Two weeks ago I wrote about the arrival of Fall. I listed some sure signs of the season, but one I failed to mention was the Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale Event. These sales signal the arrival of Spring and Fall as surely as the blooming flowers and the falling leaves. […]

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