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Today's Opinions

  • Celebrate our country’s freedom

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and the the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Ark park violates U.S. Constitution
    I hope you folks in beautiful Grant County have better things to do with your money than fight a lengthy legal battle up through the courts by several First Amendment groups opposing government money for the proposed ark park. This is such a blatant violation of the U.S. Constitution’s wall of separation between church and state that many are surprised to see that government funding was even solicited.

  • Marriage: A chapter I look forward to

    Three-hundred and forty-five days until I tie the knot with my best friend Jessica Lynn Purnell.

    It is hard to believe it is under a year until the big day and it made me wonder, how marriage changes your life for the best.

    Marriage is between a man and a woman, a promise to be true to one another, in sickness and in health, till death do we part.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Simple questions may have ‘painful answers’

    The questions below are apolitical and have absolutely nothing to do with either the Democratic or Republican parties. It is about America (land that we love) and her present leader.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    Simple questions may have ‘painful answers’
    The questions below are apolitical and have absolutely nothing to do with either the Democratic or Republican parties. It is about America (land that we love) and her present leader.

  • Lizards and other things ...

    When I was a kid, one of my brothers caught a little lizard in the tobacco field.  Being about 5, I did not have to work in the hot sun.

    Instead, I stayed under a wagon, playing with that little lizard in his mayonnaise jar with holes in the lid and grass for a bed and hidey hole.  I played with him all day, pestering it ad infinitum.  When my brother first caught him, he had a long tail.  By the end of the day—he barely had a stub left.  He had eaten his own tail.

  • Kind, gentle man, taught me about life

    You know how you keep putting off things today because you’re just sure that you’ll have time to get to them tomorrow or next week even?

    I’m guilty of that, as we all are, but I’m also more convinced than ever that certain things cannot and should not be put off, even for a few hours.

    Telling the special people in your life how much they mean to you is one of those things.

    I remember clearly where I was last year on Father’s Day. I was sitting at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood talking to my dad.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    What is right Iraq policy?
    “Pull out of Iraq,” is one aspiring politician’s sentiment that is shared by many Americans who have begun to weigh success against the time and effort, the lives and hundreds of billions of dollars that we continue to invest in our “Humpty Dumpty.” Can we put it back together again, or should we cut our losses and move on?