Messenger News Columnsen-usSat, 25 Jun 2016 15:25:22 EDTSat, 25 Jun 2016 15:25:22 EDT Father's Day, Dad"Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important. And we are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is to that foundation. They are teachers and coaches.Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTA celebration of parks Aug. 25, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday. The National Park Service is made up of 22,000 employees and 221,000 volunteers that watch over our country's greatest national treasures.Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTSexton reports on 2016 legislative session'm proud that for both years I have been here and the sixth consecutive year we were able pass a responsible, balanced budget.Sun, 5 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTMemorial Day weekend kicks off summer Day is the official unofficial kickoff weekend for summer. This is the holiday that we meet with family and friends to enjoy what summer has yet to offer us. About 700,000 more people will travel on Memorial Day weekend than did last yea.Sun, 29 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTArea legislators report on the 2016 session recently concluded the 2016 Legislative session. Although it was a fiscally challenging year, I feel we addressed issues in a fair and nonpartisan manner. Funding for education is an ongoing challenge.Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT