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Today's Opinions

  • Readers Write: Theater group is Disney bound

    To the Editor,

    As you have all heard, the cast of Grease has been honored with an invitation to perform at Disney this October, and you can see by our list of fund raisers, the kids and their families have invested a lot of sweat and heart into this project.  These fundraisers are to defer the expense of travel and lodging, and any additional funds will be put into an account to support student scholarships.  

  • It's time to support our school system

    A big step was taken last Thursday night by the Washington County school board members, and I feel it was a step in the right direction.

    Robin Cochran was hired as the new superintendent of schools, filling a position that was vacated when Rob Stafford resigned earlier this year. Stafford was hired at the start of last school year, and his tenure here was quite short, but understandably so. With some family concerns on his mind, Stafford left Washington County to be closer to home, his wife and two young children, and I don’t see how anyone can blame him for that.

  • The high energy of Grease

    “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s what you do with your dancin’ shoes.”

    Vince Fontaine from the movie “Grease”

  • Hugh Haydon helps a friend

    “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am. Send me!”

    Isaiah 6:8

     

    Sometimes people pray, and sometimes the actions of a person is a prayer in itself.

     There’s an extremely interesting article in a Catholic newspaper called The Record out of Louisville on former resident Hugh Haydon, son of C.H. and Frances Haydon of Springfield.  Record Staff Writer Marnie McAllister wrote it, and you can read the article on the Internet at www.readthesun.com.

  • Readers Write: Reader responds to energy column

    This letter is in response to Sr. Claire McGowan’s Column of Aug. 5.

    Dear Editor,

    Science uses data and analysis to determine how our natural world functions. Neither emotional arguments nor unsubstantiated claims comprise a scientific debate. Sr. McGowan’s column used talking points Al Gore and the extreme environmentalists have been using to scare people into funding their causes.

  • Bucky Beaver's final ride

    School has almost started, and it’s time for me to pass along some words of wisdom to these high school kids that they can use for the rest of their lives.   I don’t have much wisdom, so read closely.  

    First, I need to ask you a few questions.

    Who would you really like to hang with?  

  • Why we need national energy reform

    Wild claims and plenty of scare tactics are emerging about the dangers of reforming national energy policy.  Cooler reasonable heads are essential as we examine our current situation.  We need a major new national energy policy for four reasons:

    • Energy independence.  Currently we are almost completely dependent on other countries for our national oil supply.  This is a source of danger on many levels, including the hope of eventually achieving world peace.

  • Readers Write: Reader questions sheriff patrols

    Dear Editor,