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You never know when there won’t be a tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
I recently experienced "the call," the moment dreaded by many people who have aging parents. It came around 10 a.m. on Mother's Day, a telephone call from my oldest brother telling me that my mom had passed away.
It wasn't totally unexpected news. Mom had suffered from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) for several years and was on oxygen

A 50-year commitment to friendship

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Newport's Sister City relationship with Mombetsu, Hokkaido Japan. The delegation from Mombetsu was greeted with open arms on Wednesday, May 18, by city of Newport and Lincoln County leadership.
While the evening was not without the expected challenges of hosting a ceremony with dissimilar languages and customs, the challenges seemed to appropriately

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