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Today's Opinions

  • Readers write: Support for Jacqueline Coleman

    Dear editor,
    I am writing you today to share my story of support and inspiration.

    And, most importantly, to show my support for Jacqueline Coleman for the office of 55th District State Representative.

    I was born and raised here in Washington County. Like many of you from this area, I come from a large Catholic family. I was fortunate enough to have been born into a family of boys. With three brothers, a twin and two older, my life was immediately shaped by their influence as well as the influence of my wonderful parents.

  • Readers write: Support for Rep. Kim King

    Dear editor,
    I am writing in response to the attack ad placed against Kim King in the Oct. 1 edition of The Springfield Sun on page A18.

    Representative Kim King’s opponent claimed that Rep. King voted “no” on House bills ranging in years from 2012-2014. Her opponent claims our representative, Kim King, is saying “no” to Washington County’s families, farmers and small businesses. This attack ad is misleading and the purpose of this letter is to let the voters know the deception in that ad and to reveal the truth.

  • The great race

    I was in the Sorghum Festival 5-K Race last week.

    Now, I don’t like to brag, but in my day I was a pretty fair runner. Of course, “fair” means something less than “good.” I just don’t want to say how much less than “good.“

    I got up that morning and said to Cindy, “Yep, I think I’m going down to the Sorghum Festival and show them what running is all about.”
    Cindy said, “What do you mean? You doing a PowerPoint presentation at the Opera House on running or something?”

  • Billy Ray and Julie

    Hey, I thought this was interesting.

    Billy Ray and Julie Chitwood are authors of a combined 14 books and have decided to make Washington County their new home.

    Pretty neat, huh?

    Billy Ray has spent a good part of his life in sales and marketing management positions with some of the top educational publishers in the country, from what I understand. They have spent a good deal of their lives out west and in northern Mexico on the Sea of Cortez.

  • Who are our heroes?

    By Jill Seyfred

  • Domestic violence attention not leading to donations

    Dear editor,
    With domestic violence awareness month approaching in October, it seems the ugliness of this abuse has reached an alarming rate on women and children of professional sports.

    As fans spend their income on entrance to these games and premium sports channels on television, it makes one pause. How much of their income is donated to the shelters that protect the victims of these rages, athlete or otherwise?

  • Readers write: Let it be Christmas

    Dear editor,
    As a retired teacher, I can understand the frustration and disappointment that the faculty, administration and students are experiencing due to the delay moving into their new school.
    However, I am disappointed when reading the reports, that the words “winter break” are used instead of “Christmas break.”

  • Bringing it all full circle

    I’ve spent part of the last two weekends at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course taking part in what has quickly become one of my favorite pastimes.

    As the saying goes, the struggle is indeed real, but my golf game is slowly coming around (insert pause to celebrate the monumental acocomplishment of my score finally cracking 100 last week).