Editors Column: ‘Redeem the Day’

September 16, 2019 Niki Turner 0

Amid the flags and images of the Twin Towers on Wednesday, an author friend shared something that begs repeating, not just on the anniversary of 9/11, but every day we’re faced with something that threatens […]


Editor’s Column: Value

August 1, 2019 Niki Turner 1

I remember the word value being applied to sales and discount flyers and those “blue light specials” at K-Mart (the analog version of Prime Day). Value was also used in political terms to define candidates […]


Editor’s Column: Good deeds

June 17, 2019 Niki Turner 3

When my daughter and husband and I were out cleaning up trash along Hwy. 13 two weeks ago I noted the tidy, well-manicured grounds around the eastern Town of Meeker entry sign and remarked on […]


Editor’s Column: Gobsmacked!

June 7, 2019 Niki Turner 1

It means “utterly astonished; astounded,” and it’s the perfect descriptor for my reaction to the announcement that I was chosen Meeker’s Citizen of the Year for 2019. It’s taken me several days to wrap my […]


Editor’s Column: Errors and Escapees

May 12, 2019 Niki Turner 1

Admitting error or fault is never easy or comfortable, no matter how old you are or how often you get to do it, but it’s part of becoming a responsible, trustworthy adult. It’s “character-building,” as […]


Editor’s Column: Mulligrubs

April 13, 2019 Niki Turner 0

I fell in the mulligrubs this week. Last Friday I had to put down a dog. She’s been declining, but I thought we had more time. Isn’t that always the case? Then I tried to […]

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