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Today's Opinions

  • The Hug-A-Bug Club

    “Enjoy your family and the life you have now.”

    Norma Goode

    I like that quote.  It came from a card Norma sent me last week.  

  • A little about heroes

    Did you ever stop to think who was really a hero in your life, aside from giving it a fleeting thought?  I know the latter had been the case for me, that is, until I took the time to prepare this article.  What had changed for me?  Actually, it is the person who this article is about.  That person is Myles Brand, recently deceased president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

    What makes Myles Brand a hero in my eyes?  Actually, it is many different things, but mainly it is the courage he displayed in many challenging situations.

  • Readers Write: Rescue squad seeks help with fundraising

    To the citizens of Washington County

  • Hunting with J.B.

    My father was never a hunter, so therefore I didn’t become a hunter.  

    I always felt like I missed something when guys would start talking about hunting deer, wild turkey (not the kind in a bottle), squirrel, and so on.  It just seemed so neat going into the woods and bringing back the equivalent of a side of beef.  Mind you, until I had kids, it seemed neater to just go to Hardee’s and pick up my beef already cooked and served on buns in an air-conditioned restaurant, but that’s another story.

  • Better safe than sorry is motto for National Farm Safety Week

    It’s all too easy to become complacent when we’re doing something that’s second nature to us.

    Accidents most often happen when we’re doing something we’ve done hundreds - if not thousands - of times before.

    But when it comes to farming, that can be especially dangerous.

    According to the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, farmers face a variety of hazardous environmental factors. Weather, terrain and atmospheric conditions all present a host of hazards and risks to agricultural workers.

  • The health insurance debate

    The national health insurance debate has been going on for some time.  If there is anyone out there who can solve this knotty problem with a painless solution, then I’d hope they would also take the time to look into budget deficits, a Middle East peace plan, a cure for AIDS, and an energy substitute for oil, if they have the time.

    When I was young and single, I never thought this area would be of great concern.  My first individual insurance policy cost me $327 for one year.  I never filed a single claim on it.

  • Reader wants school tax money spent on education

    Dear Editor,

  • House of Hope

    You will need help at some point in life, no matter how good or strong you might be today.

    This is without a doubt.  Sometimes the hardest thing to do is accepting that fact and doing something about it.  The House of Hope in our little county is one shining, loving example of where hope and help can be found.

    The House of Hope, located at 108 Progress Ave. in Springfield, is a non-profit outreach center providing free mental, emotional, physical and spiritual support to pregnant women among our friends and family.