Beth Pinyerd Articles

Seeing and appreciating winter all around

BY BETH PINYERD OPINION —I can reflect on this special warm memory like it was yesterday. My mother, the late Marie V. Jones who lived in Opelika all her married life, had moved down to Spanish Fort, Alabama, to be close to me, my husband and grandchild in her elderly...

Carol in the holiday season

BY BETH PINYERD OPINION — Over the past few weeks in preschools throughout the community, children have been joyfully singing in the Christmas season. I know personally in reading to preschoolers, who have been in this world for just a few months or a few years, they...

Classroom Observer

Children reflect the wonder of the season OPINION — In putting up Christmas and holiday bulletin boards, reading Christ-mas stories, singing Christmas songs, lights, decorations everywhere, the magic and love of this season is shining everywhere.As a child growing up...

Classroom Observer

Lights of holiday love between children and the elderly BY BETH PINYERD OPINION — This week, we as families gather together to celebrate a year of gratitude for all generations. It might have been a tough year in health, financially or with loss of loved ones, but...

Hop on the Train

BY BETH PINYERD As I drive through downtown Opelika and see the railroad station and the crisscross of tracks, the sights bring back so many good...

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Our Furever Friends

Our Furever Friends

Before August goes out with summer fun and heat, I want to remind the readers that August is National Dog Month. Right here in the middle of what we...

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Babies Love Books

I am so very thankful for all the preschool opportunities that God has provided for me, as a Grandma, through Trinity United Methodist Church...

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Our Furever Friends

Tears At the Classroom Door

As school has started back in our preschools, as well as different childcare situations, we might hear that when young children separate from their...

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The Homework Table

The Homework Table

Here we are as students and families head into the second week of school and we begin to take on the adventures of homework. I can remember it like...

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Our Furever Friends

Cool Ideas to Beat Summer Heat

Having a son and daughter-in-law who live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where it is very cold with snow during the winter, I have seen many “snowbirds”...

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