Tag Archives: Guest Column

  • Citizenship

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    “So Be That Person Who Stands Up” Being a good citizen is not something small. It’s working hard to leave a place better than it was before. It’s putting others before yourself. When someone is getting picked on, you don’t do the same just to fit in. You stand up for that person. Good citizenship […]

  • Responsiblity

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    “The Price of Greatness is Responsibility” -Winston Churchill The Fall Season is upon us and with it comes the return of football. The sights and sounds are vivid. Stadiums will be filled with people collectively cheering and rooting for their team. Football has rooted itself deep in American culture. It’s a mainstay of our media […]

  • Respect starts with me

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    By Tawni Bremer of Medical Lake Middle School, for publication by PACE Partners: The Current, Valley News Herald and Cheney Free Press Respect is treating others with fairness and kindness. These qualities are simply daily considerations that we show to others. When I think about what respect means to me, I think of the effort that […]

  • A Few Thoughts on Gratitude

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    By Rev. Linda Bartholomew, for publication by PACE Partners: The Current, Valley News Herald and Cheney Free Press One of my favorite contemporary theologians is Paul McCartney. Don’t you marvel at how being one of the Beatles was only the start of his career, and how he has had things to say not only about love […]

  • Generosity extends well beyond monetary gifts

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    By Kynlee Dub, for publication by PACE Partners: The Current, The Splash and Valley News Herald and Cheney Free Press “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something or someone who will never be able to repay you”~~ John Wooden. There are a lot of different ways that you can take the word generosity; […]

  • Exercise Your Integrity Daily

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    By Sarah Richards, for publication by PACE Partners: The Current, The Splash and Valley News Herald and Cheney Free Press I enjoy working out. The benefits are numerous, but I’ll give you my top three: 1. I look and feel good 2. I get to test my mental and physical limits 3. I’ve made friends […]

  • Courage on the March

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    By Col Brian Newberry, Commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The Wing provides global reach airpower and deploys expeditionary forces in support of worldwide combat, contingency, and humanitarian requirements. Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. – John Wayne America was founded on courage – […]

  • The Call to Courage

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    Submitted by the Honorable John Cooney for publication by PACE Partners: The Current, The Splash and Valley News Herald Kindness, tolerance, generosity, forgiveness, honesty, self-control and almost every other virtue all have something in common. They are all useless, completely and utterly useless. Useless, that is, if not paired with the less-noticed virtue of courage. […]