Feature Articles


Pet Birds

When people think of pets, dogs and cats are typically what come to mind. However, if you crave a companion that barks a little less and sings a little more, a pet bird may be just what you’re looking for. Before adding this feathered-friend to your family, be sure that you’re able to meet their unique care requirements.


Pet of the Week: Mylan

mullet overMULLET OVER BY JAMES K. WHITE  |  JANUARY 14, 2015

How fatuous have we become?

The world’s largest ship, Pieter Schelte, has been undergoing final trials just off the coast of South Korea. The craft is 407 feet wide and 1,253 feet long. The Pieter Schelte includes an onboard heliport and requires a crew of 571 when fully manned. A Dutch corporation (Allseas) owns the vessel which is designed to efficiently remove oil-drilling rigs abandoned in our oceans and gulfs. Operations that had previously required months or years can now be completed in less than a week.

BOOK NOOK   |  JANUARY 14, 2015

chasm creekChasm Creek by Patricia Grady Cox

PHOENIX – Cave Creek, Arizona, served as inspiration for an 1880 mining town west of the Verde River, where a pounding stamp mill provides the backdrop for an exciting debut novel by Patricia Grady Cox.

Two strangers seek help from a woman on a farm near CHASM CREEK, and the friendship that grows between them becomes the catalyst for a series of events that will change their lives forever.