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Today's Opinions

  • Readers Write: Readers pleased with cemetery improvements

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to express how happy I am the road in Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg has been reopened.

    My husband and I visit my mother and father’s grave real often, and we don’t have to walk a distance since the road has been reopened.

    My mother was very unhappy when the road was closed because she could not walk the distance to put flowers on my father’s grave.

    Other families I have talked with are very grateful the decision to reopen the old road has been made.

    Sincerely,

  • Talking to yourself

    “One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.”

    Franklin P. Jones (American Businessman, 1887-1929)

    I’ve always tended to talk out loud to myself when I’m writing. You know, just to see how things sound, and such. As I get older, I tend to do this more and more. You may not know it but they say this is a sign of great genius.

    “Who says that,” you ask.

  • It breaks your heart

    Angelo Bartlett Giamatti, former President of Yale University and before his untimely death in 1989 at the age of 51, the seventh commissioner of Major League Baseball, said of the game he loved, “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart.”

  • Will my dog be in Heaven?

    People sometimes ask me if their dog will be in Heaven. My short answer is, tongue in cheek, “Heaven? Yes. Hell? No!”

    I do believe dogs will be in Heaven, but since they are not capable of making moral decisions, Hell is not an option. It is only by God’s mercy that dogs, or humans for that matter, will be in Heaven. Now, before you protest that mercy is reserved exclusively for humans, since only they are responsible for moral decisions, let me explain.

  • 'Godspell' comes to the local stage

    The musical “Godspell” will be performed at the Opera House on Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday June 6 at 2 p.m. as directed by Scott Fattizzi.

    The word “Godspell” is actually a very ancient way of spelling Gospel.

    This musical itself is based on the parables of Jesus Christ, but told through song and dance. It was first written and performed almost 40 years ago. You may just enjoy the music, and there’s a lot of it, but it’s meant to make you laugh and smile while you’re learning something important.

  • 'Click It or Ticket' is a good program

    Maybe it was the friend whose life was saved because that friend took five seconds to put on a seat belt.

    Maybe it was the $25 ticket you were handed when a police officer caught you not wearing a seat belt.

    Maybe it’s that seat belts save lives, period.

    Whatever the reason, whatever it takes to put a seat belt on, find it in you to do it.

    Area police agencies are in the midst of an annual program geared at motorists who aren’t buckled up.

  • Readers Write: Reader upset over racist graffiti

    Dear Editor,

    Some time between Monday night and early Tuesday morning, May 18, 2010, properties around the High Street and Main Street area were vandalized by three young men. Gold paint was used to write racial slurs on garage doors, signs, a telephone junction box and our truck.

    The N word, KKK and Nazi symbol were spray painted in large letters on items throughout town.

  • Unspoken prayers

    Sometimes it’s the silent prayers that speak the loudest.