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Rev. George Hazlett’s final column: A good life

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rev. George A. Hazlett shares his final thoughts just prior to his death Jan. 18, 2014. Rev. Hazlett was 74.

Fill in the Blank

Thursday, January 16, 2014

As you read today’s column, I would like you to fill in the blank, and then if you have time respond to me by mail at: Dr. George A. Hazlett c/o Farm and Dairy, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460. My reason for writing this subject is the decline that we are seeing on a […]

Merry Christmas to all

Thursday, December 19, 2013

On December 30, 1982, I began writing the weekly column, Think About It in the Farm and Dairy newspaper. My first article was titled, Optimism. I remember quoting Helen Keller. She said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.” For the last 31 years, I have tried every week to […]

We are not alone in our sorrow

Thursday, December 12, 2013

SORROW “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” [Matthew 5:4]. I have met many wonderful people in my life; however, I have never met a person who enjoyed sorrow. We all do our best to avoid it. Sorrow can do one of two things: It can make you bitter or it can […]


Thursday, December 5, 2013

The holiday season is upon us now, and many people will entertain family and friends in their homes. With much company comes much noise. It’s always a joy to have company and fellowship one with another; however, as much as we enjoy it sometimes, we are ready to enjoy quietness. Sometimes I enjoy going to […]

God’s promises

Thursday, October 31, 2013

How do you define the word, “promise”? I thought a long time about it and finally decided I would use a dictionary. I looked up the word promise and found this definition: promise — a declaration made, as to another person, with respect to the future, giving assurance that one will do, not do, give, […]


Thursday, October 24, 2013

A few weeks ago, my 2-year-old great-granddaughter discovered shadows for the first time. Noelle is a very cute and inquisitive little girl. Her mother put her to bed for the evening, and it wasn’t long before they heard her crying. Lyndsay, her mother, went into Noelle’s room to see what the problem was. Noelle pointed […]


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 Most of us have learned when we work, we work, but when we pray, God works. Prayer is powerful. When we pray, the divine power of God is released. The power in prayer is God’s power, which is activated by prayer. “Prayer is not eloquence but […]

Be on time

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My parents were very insistent that wherever we were going we should be on time. They set the example, and we learned by it. There is always an exception of being late, and I’m sure we have all experienced that. However, whenever possible everyone should do their best to be on time. To be on […]

Making friends

Thursday, August 8, 2013

When we start out in our life, most people begin by developing a special friendship with one special friend. Some children begin by becoming friends with a schoolmate or a neighbor. This becomes someone special in their life that they can trust and have something in common with. “Be cautious with whom you associate, and […]


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