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Today's Opinions

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS

    HOPE should
    inspire others
     My name is Rosemary and I am from a small town called Apalachin on the N.Y.,PA. border. I

  • My new, ummm exercise program?

    Starting an exercise program is never easy, at least for a gal who is a foodie, but some events in life, well, just happen by accident.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Will you do the same?
    On Nov. 29, 2012, the United States Senate unanimously re-authorized the U.S. Fire Administration and both fire service grant programs (SAFER and AFG). Despite the oncoming “fiscal cliff,” run-away deficits, and impending draconian cuts to discretionary spending, Senators were unanimous in their support for the fire service.
    If staunch conservatives, such as Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul were able to agree with their more liberal colleagues that adequate funding of

  • Unspeakable tragedy

    It’s a nightmare no parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse should ever have to through.

    My heart aches for those who lost loved ones and were affected in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.

    My heart breaks for the children that were lost by such a senseless act of violence.

    I never thought those words would be in a sentence together, elementary and shooting.

    I am having such a hard time, as I’m sure the rest of the world is, as to why? How could a person do such a thing?

  • Memories live on, despite thoughtless acts

    Since I don’t tweet, text or e-mail I must revert to the age-old method of communicating by “taking a pen to hand” and besides my ribbon on the typewriter has faded away.
    Yes, it’s old-fashioned and outdated, as many things in life, all except memories, those never fade away. Memories are sometimes the only things we have left of the past.
    And so it seems that is the case with the burning of the building of the Dry Ridge Consolidated Colored School, now a memory.

  • Agnes Beach was a living doll

    Grant County lost a living treasure this week in the passing of Mrs. Agnes Beach.
    If there ever was an example of a lady, it was Mrs. Beach.
    She was soft-spoken, genteel and kind. She was also gracious and loving.
    I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing her on a couple of occasions and when given the opportunity to talk about her dolls, her eyes would dance with delight as she patiently recounted the history of each one and how she came to name them.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS

    Many children need good, adoptive homes
    As this is National Adoption Month, I just felt the need to write this. When I was born in 1939, my mother became ill with TB and she died a year later. My dad then left me and my older brother with my elderly grandparents on a search for another woman. My grandfather passed away, leaving us with our grandmother to care for us.

  • Let’s talk turkey

    So this sequestration, a part of the fiscal cliff, only affects the “entitlement programs”, it doesn’t affect the programs that support seniors, like transportation, home delivered meals, senior centers and protection from abuse!?  Right?