Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Hard to believe we are already cruising through October and that I celebrated another birthday. I know it is better than the alternative, but it is getting to the point that the cake would catch on fire if... Read more
Bow season began on the first Saturday in October. With hunting season upon us, we must make every effort to take all of the necessary safety precautions. I always thought that I was a safe hunter until a tree stand broke underneath me in November 2002 on the second... Read more
A pleasant surprise
Pictured is the original “War Wagon,” one of the best shifts that I had the privilege of working. However, the reason for the card is the little girl, Angela Roddy, is with us. This little girl lived close to the fire station and used to ride her bike by... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. As I have noted, my birthday is very near, and I got a very big and surprising birthday gift. My oldest daughter, Tina, flew in from Virginia to surprise me at work last Friday afternoon. I was shocked.... Read more
‘The Chase is on, with a few Miles left before its Pohl time’
I enjoy turning a phrase. Being a wordsmith has its privileges. Nov. 5 is right around the corner, and Chesterfield voters could have a big say in which party controls the state Legislature for the next two years. Since the Republicans only have a tenuous one-seat advantage in both... Read more
Oct. 6-12 is Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is: “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.” This year’s emphasis is on the life-saving actions of families who develop a home escape plans and practice them with everyone living in their home. Evidence shows that... Read more

Vacation

CommentaryDogpound October 8, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. My birthday week is coming up, and I have the next few weekends tied up with travel plans. So, to speed things up and take the pressure off, I am going to skip right to the funnies. Enjoy,... Read more
Running out of necessity
By Gena Lashley Upon meeting Lindsey Dougherty, I thought she was just like the rest of us Chester mamas, other than the fact that she is running for the 62nd House of Delegates seat. Dougherty lives in Chester with her husband and two children, ages 8 and 3. She... Read more
Medical calls constitute 80-to-85 percent of responses for fire departments that do both fire and ems service. In other words, 8 to 8.5 out of every 10 calls are medical in nature. As the population increases and ages, the number of calls for service increases. I can remember, in... Read more

Face facts

CommentaryDogpound October 1, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. You will have to accept my apologies since I am multi-tasking more than usual as I write this article. My middle daughter has taken up physical fitness competition, and happens to be live streaming the competition from Chattanooga,... Read more