I have not written about fire extinguishers in quite a while. It is my hope that you will never need to use one, but that does not excuse you from knowing how to use one, if necessary. Using a fire extinguisher needs to be as easy as possible. You... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I, for one, do not like going to the doctor, and thanks to the good Lord above, I have not had to go very many times in my lifetime. However, when I need to go, I do go.... Read more
I thought that I would write about the things that cause fires on the outside of our homes. The weather has finally changed, ushering in outdoor activities. Since more and more people are going outside, it is important to think about those things that can cause a fire on... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. If you have been paying attention to the calendar, you are aware that the kissing cousin to Mother’s Day is just around the corner. No peeking at the calendar or Google…can you guess? That is right … the... Read more
One of the objectives of Kiwanis is to build better communities. The Kiwanis Club of Chester has been working diligently toward that objective, and we have been assisted with many from our area to help us meet that goal. Over the past three years we have strived to recognize... Read more
Many in the Bruce Farms subdivision in Chester have expressed a desire to help a neighbor rebuild after an electrical fire destroyed his home at 4617 Bruce Road in the early morning hours May 18. The structural damage has been estimated at approximately $120,000. There is no insurance to... Read more
An interesting thing happened at our home Monday. Our grandson had spent the night Sunday. It was Monday morning, and we had been up for a little while. I set my alarm clock, but got up before it went off. It started going off, and I asked my wife... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I hope you had a nice Memorial weekend, and I hope you paid proper tribute to everyone in who has given so we can enjoy freedom. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and started out as a... Read more
Editor’s note: The following came from a public comment session at the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors’ May 23 meeting. I have just a few comments and questions … about the recently withdrawn megasite rezoning application by the Economic Development Authority. I know that the county reimbursed the EDA... Read more
James 4:14 states, “Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” We have experienced great tragedy in our Chesterfield community recently. In the period of a week, two... Read more