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What can you do about human trafficking?

January 20, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. During the month, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services makes fighting against human trafficking a priority, and strives to improve awareness, services and prevention efforts to help eradicate trafficking in Texas. […]

Kindness, Part 2

January 13, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

Several weeks ago I wrote a column about a friend who had been on the receiving end of a very unkind attitude and some very unkind words. These words came from an erroneous assumption based on her appearance after surgery and extensive chemo and radiation treatments. […]

Plans vs. Resolutions

January 6, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

On New Year’s Eve, David asked me the big question of the day: Have you made any resolutions this year? I was already prepared with my answer based on a memory that had popped up on Facebook earlier that day. […]


December 16, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Warning! This is not a typical light-hearted, feel-good column that will leave you with a smile. It is a full on rant against cruel and insensitive people whose words leave wounds that may never heal. […]

A week of country life

December 9, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

In the late 18th or early 19th century one of two newsmen coined a phrase about the newsworthiness of a certain event. Both are given credit, but whoever said it was probably right: “When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.” […]

Christmas Around the Square

December 2, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

After a COVID cancellation last year, Christmas around the Square is returning to downtown Emory this Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. I had participated in this annual tradition twice as a vendor, and Christmas 2021 didn’t seem complete without it. […]

Being thankful for 2021

November 25, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

In preparing to write this week, I read last year’s Thanksgiving column called “How Thanksgiving Grows.” The gist of the story was that, because of residual fears about COVID, none of our usual family gatherings occurred, so I planned to fix a small but special meal for David and me. […]


November 18, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Those of you who have been raised around cattle all your lives and know everything there is to know about these four-footed critters might want to pass on reading this column. […]

Welcome Home!

November 11, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

In February of 1965, nineteen-year-old Robert Worley was accepted into the U.S. Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class as a lance corporal E-3. He admits that, at the time, he had never heard of Vietnam – he was busy trying to adapt to college after Paducah High School. Three weeks later, everyone knew about Vietnam. […]

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