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Let us bloom where we are planted in this new year

What meaning does a new year have for us? Resolutions to improve our life? A change in lifestyle? Where has our life been in 2017? What shall we do about 2018? Perhaps new beginnings are in order....

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Recognize the school board By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time...

 

Don't eat that food if you're taking this medicine

Dear Savvy Senior, If the prescription label says “take with meals,” does it matter what you eat? I currently take eight different medications for various health problems and would like to know...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

As long as you asked.... Last week you asked readers what we would like to see in the paper. Right question. One you must ask yourself continuously, and one where asking your audience for their input...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

If you have not yet developed the good habit of reading the Bible every day, now would be a good time to start. Our Creator, God, gave us this owner’s manual, or instruction guide, to teach us how...

 

An institution that has been and still will be

Another year rolls up on the chronological odometer we call the calendar. Measured on that device, The Goldendale Sentinel is older than anyone alive...

 

How to Divvy Up Your Family Belongings Peacefully and Sensibly

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to distribute my personal possessions to my kids after I’m gone without causing hard feelings or conflict? I have a lot of jewelry, art, family heirlooms...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

I hope you all have a very Happy New Year! Wow—2018: Remember when the whole world was going to come to a screeching halt when the clock struck midnight on the year 2000? I laughed at everyone then...

 

Believe in the One who came as Lord of Lords

The question tumbled from three children all at the same time: "Pastor, do you believe in Santa Claus?" Their eyes sparkled with excitement and even...

 

Bags of hammers and the costs of doing business

You may have heard the story about the Washington State politician having dinner with someone in a restaurant high atop a building in Seattle....

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

It's party-GOP and Roy Moore-over country! That is very, very sad! Daniel L. Hopkins Goldendale David McDevitt is the clear choice to represent the...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Tax bill must die Regarding the Tax Reform House Bill that Jamie Herrera Beutler voted for: I always thought Republicans stood for smaller government...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

The Senate GOP tax cut will throw lower and middle income people under the bus. That plan gives major tax cuts and benefits to millionaires and those...

 

A bill is proposed to make a no-brainer legislative fix

Some bills are introduced that make you go, “What? That wasn’t a law already?” Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City, is introducing a bill ahead of...

 

Social Security Options for Divorced Spouses

Dear Savvy Senior, As a divorced woman, am I entitled to my ex-husband’s Social Security benefits? I was married for 14 years and would like to know how this works. Happily Divorced Dear Divorced,...

 

LETTERS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Be careful of Pandora's Box I just wanted to share a thought that crossed my mind. I may be preaching to the choir, but maybe-just maybe-it might...

 

'Triage 1': EMS District 1 is neighbors helping neighbors

On a fateful day in 1926, tragedy struck a four-year-old girl, an accidental shotgun blast to the lower leg. The mother heard the shotgun go off and her children screaming and recognized the need to...

 

Letters from the community

Well done, Legion and FFA This is a big note of appreciation for our local American Legion for hosting a wonderful Veterans Day dinner for veterans...

 

A fitting story of timely transformation.

The young man who scraped a sharp instrument across The Wall That Heals when it was in Goldendale this past summer sent a shock wave of grave...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    November 1, 2017

How to get coverage for nursing home care

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? Caregiving Daughter Dear Caregiving, The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for...

 

Letters from the community

Don't give more to those with more If the rich are suffering from over-taxation, why is Steve Mnuchin worth $300 million? Why is Trump worth... Full story

 

A 500-year-old reverberation of faith

Five hundred years ago this October, Martin Luther, a monk, priest, and university professor nailed a soon-to-be historic document to the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral church in Germany. The... Full story

 

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