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Columns

  • A crime against nature

     

  • You wanna bet?

     

    “I’d be willing to bet you, if I was a betting man, that I’ve never bet on baseball.”

  • The Odd Couple

    “Life goes on, even for those of us who are divorced, broke, and sloppy.”
    Oscar Madison

    “The Odd Couple,” is one of Neil Simon’s funniest plays, even after almost 50 years since it first appeared on Broadway.  Now it’s coming to our town, by way of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre to the Opera House in Springfield.  

  • Just one word

    All it took for Doris Troy was, “Just One Look,” in the words of the hit song she wrote and sang to the top of the charts in 1963. “Just one look/ That’s all it took, yeah /Just one look.” Good and right for her.
     But sometimes, in other situations, all it takes is just one word — one word to change a life forever.

  • Higdon previews legislative session agenda

    Usually, the first week is an organizational week during which the different parties elect their leadership.  This year was different. When we announced the Senate Majority legislative agenda in December, we committed to move aggressively on passing legislation regarding job creation, education, and transparent and responsive government.  With the passage of these bills, the “Agenda for Prosperity,” very few can say we didn’t deliver on that promise this first week.

  • Faces of hope in the tears of Tucson

  • Selling subscriptions

    Ring, ring, ring.
    “Yes.”
    “Hello, is this Mrs. Alicia Arnold?”
    “Yes, it is.”
    “Well, Mrs. Arnold this is The Springfield Sun calling to tell you that we noticed your subscription to The Sun has elapsed and we would like to get your business back.  We have a once-in-a-lifetime offer that we believe will convince you to renew.  Would you like to hear the offer?”
    “Sure.  What is it?”

  • I'm ready for 2011!

    It’s a new year, and lots of folks are making resolutions. They will quit doing this, start doing that, and try to cut back on this, that and those things in their lives.
    Me? I didn’t make a new year’s resolution this year. I’ve tried in the past, and despite making some that have lasted several months, I usually see them come to an end before the year is over.

  • A resolution revolution

    I resolve to stage a revolt against making New Year’s resolutions. I’ve had it with them; they don’t work for me. The New Year is still in infancy, and I’ve already broken 75 percent of my resolutions.  
    It’s not that I didn’t try; I just forgot. The pressure of the moment distracted my attention from keeping the resolution.

  • Miss Cindy

    Better than being rich is having a job you love.
    So, if you get to work at one great job in your lifetime, then you’re blessed. If you get two great jobs then you’re truly blessed. I think my wife would very much agree.
    Cindy is moving on from St. Dominic School to the Springfield State Bank beginning in January. It’s a great move for our family from one great place to work to another. But it wasn’t a decision made without a lot of careful thought and prayers.