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Today's Opinions

  • 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    Yes, it’s old-fashioned and outdated, as many things in life, all except memories, those never fade away.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?

  • No better place to be

    Just a month left until Christmas and senior year is flying by!
    It seems like just the other day was the last first day of high school and now we’re almost halfway through. With the holidays being here, it’s a great time to be thankful for all of the years and wonderful memories that Williamstown High School has given us. There is genuinely no better place to go to school.

  • What a waste!

    The other day, I was grocery shopping.  Nothing new, something we all do.  But then, as I was perusing the pet aisle, I looked up to see a package of hotdogs lying toward the back of the shelf.  Not pet food hot dogs, people food hot dogs.  I picked them up and took them to the nearest store employee.  She thanked me and took the package.

  • One voice, one word

    A once euphoric young boy stands in solitude, feeling inferior to those who ridicule him persistently. He yearns for someone, somewhere, to be his friend and to understand the sorrow he’s undergoing.

    He is the boy with the solemn look on his face that many people continue to taunt carelessly. His fears consume him. They are the parasite, and he is their prey.

    He might just be the boy sitting in front of you in your math class; he may be the boy isolated at lunch. He is one of the many victims of bullying found everywhere today.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS

    Arsonists must have
    not been thinking

    To the person or persons unknown:
    What was in your mind the night you torched the 90-year-old building in Grant County Park?