I grew purple sweet potatoes for the first time this year. A friend gave me six slips. The plants were far more productive than other sweet potatoes I’ve grown.

West Teays Elementary School ESL teacher Rachelle Williams took a few spins on the oversized wheel, bought a few vowels, deduced some puzzle solutions and won runner-up honors on the long-running television game show “Wheel of Fortune” recently.

The anticipation of a new season never gets old, even though I have now been through over 30 years of them. When I learned to ski in 1985, to tell you the truth, I didn’t have any idea what I was getting myself into. As I look back, other than spending time with my family, it is where I have…

I grew up in a house on the main street of a small West Virginia town during the ‘50s and ‘60s. We had a postage stamp yard. The remnants of my grandfather’s once-tended rose garden flanked the garage.