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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Holiday expectations lead to frustration

     All of us begin thinking about the holidays with great expectations. On the side of the positives, we think of how great it will be to see family, gorge ourselves on all sorts of food that isn't good for us and how much the experience will bring us closer together. It is as if we set up the scenarios in our minds of humorous anecdotes to share, the exact schematic of how the family get-together will play out and it will end in classic movie fashion wrapped in a bow.

  • LETTER: Santa says thank you

     Thank you to everyone for the donations for the Santa’s Helpers’ Project.

    Also to T.O. Ovesen and Bobby Wright for helping with the bus and Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Buffalo Bank and Magnolia Mall for placing toy donation boxes in their businesses.

    God bless each and everyone who helped make this 45th year a special Christmas for young and old.

    Snookie Morrison and Santa’s Helpers

  • Troopers uplifted by community's response to Christmas SWAT

    I have been involved with Shop With A Trooper every year for the past 17 years. It seems that each year gas prices have increased, more citizens are laid off from their jobs, more homes are in foreclosure and the economy has been in bad shape.  
    However, one thing that has not changed is the giving spirit of the people in Post 4’s area.

  • COLUMN: Elf on the Shelf keeps an eye on Christmas

    The Elf on the Shelf ... If you haven't heard of this Christmas phenomenon yet, you soon will.

    Many of you already have an elf at your home. And, if you don't, well, there are some parents out there who would say you should consider yourself lucky. Apparently, there are some parents who don't particularly like having the “responsibility” of a little elf in their home.

  • LETTER: Shock probation for DUI offenses should be stopped

     Shock probation for DUI deaths should be stopped

    I am Debbie Moskwa of Michigan. My son Ricky Moskwa, 24, was killed in a four-car crash May 5, 2002 while traveling through Kentucky.

    Vincent Rutledge served only 8 months of a 13-year sentence. Matthew Scott Burton was sentenced to seven years and was denied shock probation. They crash also killed Carmen Williams of Ohio and seriously injured my husband, Rick in the crash.

  • COLUMN: Find value in irritants: Consider the pearl

     Perhaps the best thing about writing a column is having a forum to work out what I believe.

  • COLUMN: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

     Dear Editor,

  • COLUMN: It's time to shed light on those who prey on children

     Joe Paterno, Jim Boeheim, and all the enablers who look away while children are molested are the big national story this Christmas. They and their failures to act, to protect, the most helpless of our citizens have been the talk of every town, every gathering where right-thinking people meet for the last month.  But in this season when we celebrate the coming of Christ, whom Christian theology teaches us was the son of the Almighty, we need a new perspective.