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Today's Opinions

  • Chamber Unites!

    After a successful Winter Gala everyone wants to know what happens next? What’s the next big thing? We have had more than one person ask these questions.

    We are in full swing at the Chamber and we are attempting to visit our current members while also visiting potential members. If we haven’t visited you, don’t worry we will get by to see you very soon.

  • Give the gift of help

    More times than not, people assume community is simply a group of individuals in the same area. Community is so much more than just that. It is a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

    It is important for a community of people to help each other because when you help someone, later on in life they will remember it when they see someone who needs help and hopefully return the favor.

  • Free software for you

    A few weeks ago, I talked about extending the life of your computer hardware. This week I thought I would give you a few free software applications to make you more productive and happier individuals.

    I wrote about the need to clean out files you no longer need. Many will not do this because it just takes too long. Along comes PC Decrapifier.

    The PC Decrapifier is a program designed to suggest and remove unwanted software. One excellent use is to clean off most of the annoying software, generally referred to as bloatware, that is typically shipped with new PCs.

  • Make throwing trash out the window a thing of the past

    Dear Editor,

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church took part in the local Trash for Cash as a fundraiser for the June Honduras Mission Trip. From ages 9-66, twenty of us gathered early this past Saturday morning ready to battle on the local roadways.

    Armed with gloves, trash bags, grabbers and orange vests, all generously provided as part of the program, we met to clear 10 miles of late night drive thru detritus, and crying in your beer bottle blues.

  • Roadside clean up a humbling experience

    Dear Editor,

  • Where we came from

    That headline got you didn’t it? Thinking birds/bees right? No. Maybe more philosophical or perhaps scientific? Nope, none of the above. History has always been one of my favorite subjects. One of the most fascinating parts of history, to me, is thinking about all the people who came together and, as a result, here I am.

  • Everyday life can kill you, but don’t let it

    Last week was a big deal for me as I turned 28-years-old on Thursday, March 23.

    It’s funny how birthdays are perceived when you get older. When I was growing up, I looked at my birthday as another year of getting closer to becoming a teenager, being old enough to drive or some other milestone many of us had when we were growing up.

    After turning 28 last Thursday, I found myself so busy with everyday life that I kept forgetting about my birthday in the weeks and days leading up to it.

  • How Triglycerides affect your health

    Triglycerides are a type of fat that can be found in your blood. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body.

    Your body creates triglycerides when you eat more calories than you need to use at that time. This makes your fat cells store the triglycerides until you need energy between meals, at which point certain hormones release the triglycerides into your bloodstream.