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Today's Opinions

  • Lessons for life

    St. Dominic Grade School squared off against Washington County Middle School in the third annual Middle School Football Championship game a couple of weeks ago.

    On one side you had the St. Dominic Knights. A school, which had won the first and second championship games and had big winning seasons in each of those years.

    On the other side you had the Washington County Generals, a team that hadn’t had a win in five years.

  • Letters to the Editor

    County needs to support Red Cross

    Dear Editor,

  • Breast cancer is a threat to men and women

    Hi, my name is Louise Yates and 10 weeks ago I lost my soul mate, my best friend, and most of all, my husband.

    Ronnie fought cancer eight years and one month to the day. He died but he always said he wouldn’t give up and to the very end he didn’t. Cancer did not win – Jesus did!

  • Letters to the Editor

    Reader says abortion is biggest issue for election

    Dear Editor,

    The economy may be an important issue, but the economy strengthens and weakens with changing times, always has, and always will.

    It is my firm belief that the most important issue in the November election is that of pro-life. Nothing else can possibly be as important as “a matter of life or death”.

  • Tax money shouldn't buy filth for library

    Do you like to waste your money? Probably not. How about having someone else waste it for you? That would be unthinkable, wouldn’t it?

    These days, when finances in our households as well as our government are in shorter supply than we would like, we need to watch how our money is being spent. Yet with money becoming more limited, there appears to be no limit when it comes to what our tax dollars are buying at the Washington County Public Library.

  • Forgiveness

    “Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.”

    Jesus Christ to His Father while being crucified

    Forgiveness.

    How sweet the sound, how wonderful the feeling, how great is our God.

    Yet truly forgiving people when you have been gravely wronged can seem impossible to do. Sometimes forgiving yourself when you’re the one that did the wrong may be an even harder task.

    This might help.

  • Rescue squad seeks community support

    Dear Editor,

    The Springfield-Washington County Rescue Squad is inviting you to assist us in money donations in order that we may continue to provide the services offered to our community. This annual event enables us to provide services such as vehicle extrication, assistance to the ambulance service, traffic control at accidents and special events, search and rescues, farm rescues and water rescues. These are just a few of the services that we render to our community. The money raised will be used to ensure that these services will continue to be available.

  • What these eyes have seen

    I’ve got a Christmas column that I’m planning on writing. I’m hoping some of you readers out there might help me out on two problems I have.

    First, I’m looking for a few local residents from Washington County in their 90’s. The project is to ask them a series of questions about changes they’ve seen and experienced in their lives.

    Second, I don’t want the questions to come from me. I want them to come from kindergarten and elementary children.

    Wouldn’t that be interesting?

    Think about it!