Local Columns

Caregiver’s Corner 4/27/17

Any family member or caregiver of a person with dementia learns very quickly that the old, regular or “normal” way of communication seems to be ineffective. This leads to frustration and possibly a feeling of helplessness on the part of family and caregivers. However, consider that there is a good chance the individual with dementia feels the same way.

Switzer News 4/27/17

Congratulations to Shane and Asia Atchison on the birth of their daughter Aria Lynn Atchison on April 18. Aria weighed 7 lbs. and was 21 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Dave and Susie Prickett.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road 4/27/17

The drive along my bumpy road is dotted with white this week. The frigid cold snap in March affected many of the spring flowering plants. I was afraid the cold had taken a bite out of the wild dogwood trees behind my house and along the township road. Not to worry! The dogwood are spectacular again this year. Mother Nature did not disappoint this season.