Oden: The small birds with big attitude

This spring, a pair of Carolina wrens has claimed my backyard patio and deck as their territory. They jealousy guard each square foot of concrete and treated wood from...

Oden: Granny helped me sell my first magazine article

One of the earliest stories I ever sold to a magazine was a piece about weather folklore. In fact, the article centered on the belief that wooly worms could...

Oden: Chocolate gravy and other food cravings

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } I don’t know what caused me, after the passage of decades, to suddenly succumb to a craving so sentimental and mouthwatering. In fact, I...

Editorial: Oneida stadium should be named in Jim May’s honor

Placing Coach Jim May’s name on the football stadium at Oneida High School is an honor long overdue. Earlier this month, the school’s P.A. broadcaster, Kevin Acres, appeared before the...

Roy: Personal memories of Senator Baker

The first time I saw Howard H. Baker, Jr., in person he was at the meat department at Scott Foods in Oneida with one hand on his buggy while...

Garrett: Dark underbelly of lax trade rules evident in forests

One of my favorite places is a dense stand of hemlocks along Indian Fork Creek near the Brimstone community. There, along property managed by Brimstone Recreation, hemlocks crowd along the...

Oden: Barn cats, kittens and the power to hiss

Barn cats. You don’t know where they come from, but suddenly they appear and establish squatters’ rights on an outbuilding. If they are tame, they might become quasi-pets, rubbing...

Garrett: Bullying, bigotry the same for goose and gander alike

As I watched WBIR Channel 10’s coverage of the Oneida cheerleading squad’s stand for faith Friday, I felt like someone should start a slow clap. Many news outlets — ranging...

Oden: Spring's frog orgies taught us about biology

Mr. Bonesall — students nicknamed him “Bonesaw” — was a hulking Marine Corps combat veteran with a crew cut and tattooed arms. His icy blue eyes glinted with a...

Garrett: Yellow jackets are the curse of late summer

There’s plenty to like about this time of year. Football season has arrived, the first hunting seasons are opening, and we’re starting to experience some of those crisp, cool...

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