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Get more with milk

June is National Dairy Month, originally designated in 1937 by dairy farmers to increase summer sales of milk. Through the years, however, it has taken on the significant role of encouraging Americans to get more dairy foods into their daily intake. Dairy foods supply over 75 percent of the calcium in the American diet and they are rich in other major nutrients such as protein, phosphorus, vitamins A, B6, B12, and D to name a few. Dairy foods are important enough to be one of the five food groups on…

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We need a laugh!

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. You know that story you share every year at Thanksgiving dinner? Remember the joke you pull from your schmooze vault when you need to impress your colleagues? We want you to submit it! Greene Publishing, Inc. is launching our newest addition to The Madison County Carrier and The Madison Enterprise-Recorder. Every week, we will publish our favorite joke submissions from our readers and subscribers of all ages. We will be accepting entries for the following categories: knock-knock, corny, riddles, funny stories, and comic strips (cartoons)….

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Happy Father’s Day

My Daddy left this world and entered the gates of Heaven back on Feb. 17, 2012. My world has always been a little grayer since that day. I loved my Daddy with all my heart. He was the love of my life, my confidant, my mentor, my hero and my everything. The last six years have seemed like an eternity, and yet at the same time, the hurt seems just like yesterday! My Daddy was raised with strong convictions; no one ever had to wonder what his opinion was on…

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Christian Concepts: The Loss of Internal Controls

The continued gun violence we are witnessing here in America has many clamoring for “deeds and action, not simply thoughts and prayers.” Politically speaking, they want stricter gun laws. Taking a step back from the hysteria that characterizes much of the dialogue on guns, I think we should take the advice of Jesus, “Do not judge according to appearance but judge with righteous judgment,” (John 7:24.) That’s right, Jesus commands us to make judgments about things, but to avoid doing so in a carelessly superficial way. I graduated from the…

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