Magazine
Dresses for African Girls February 25th, 2019 by Juan D. Alfonso

Readers help turn retirement into a charitable cause After more than 40 years of working in the food and pharmacy industries, Ron and Bobbi Thomson retired in 2013. Eager to find something they could pour their time and energy into,...


No Doctor in the House February 25th, 2019 by Drew Myron

Rural communities struggle with shortage of medical providers As the head of the only medical clinic for 50 miles, Physician Assistant Sharon DeHart tends to the needs of more than 250 patients who live across a wide landscape of farms,...


Photographing Friends February 25th, 2019 by David LaBelle

The last time I saw Rick, he was in his chilled, dark bedroom. He couldn’t take heat or light after his second brain tumor operation, when his thyroid gland was removed. I crawled in his king-sized bed fully clothed and...


Growing Good Health January 25th, 2019 by Drew Myron

Colin Corbett didn’t want to garden. Chronic illness wracked his body and wrecked his mood. A severe flare of arthritis combined with Crohn’s disease left him bedridden for nearly a year, forcing him to quit work and school, where he...


Brushes With Fame January 25th, 2019 by David LaBelle

Have you ever found yourself face to face with a famous person? Maybe at an airport, a shopping mall, a sporting event, a fishing spot or in an elevator? You may have felt a little star struck and unsure how...


Make Room for More Fishing Gear January 25th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

It won’t be long now. Fishing retailers will start rolling out some of the biggest sales of the year later this month. What better excuse to clean out and organize your tackle boxes, and make room for new gear. Here...


Sprouting Young Gardeners January 25th, 2019 by Pamela A. Keene

Introducing children to gardening helps plant healthy habits for a lifetime Gardening is a great way for parents and kids to spend quality time outdoors. Whether the goal is to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables; have an activity to share;...


2019 Photo Resolutions December 25th, 2018 by David LaBelle

My New Year’s resolutions are usually the same. I intend to spend more time in prayer, and be a better husband, neighbor, father and grandfather—and do a better job of remembering birthdays. I go back and forth about resolutions, believing,...


Cold-Weather Camping in Comfort December 25th, 2018 by Curtis Condon

Winter is one of the four best camping seasons. There are no crowds, no campfire restrictions, and you see and do things you won’t experience in any other season. Something else that sets winter apart is, of course, temperature, which...


The Doc Will See You Now December 25th, 2018 by Claire Sykes

Robots are revolutionizing rural health care When Amanda Petersen went into labor a month before her due date, she had no reason to expect complications. But after doctors at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, Oregon, delivered Petersen’s daughter, Mya...