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Today's Opinions

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    A few days ago, I took a min-vacation to a few midwestern states. At one point, I stopped at a state capitol administration department to obtain points of interest information. Surprisingly all the state workers had been replaced by a special group from India (seems there is not any one in the U.S. of A. smart enough to work the state computers). Due to the language difference, I could not explain what I wanted, nor understand what they were saying to me. Needless to say, I left without the information. In frustration, I decided to return home, ending my trip.

  • Hope to see you at the polls

    If our lawmakers passed a law saying that green-eyed people could no longer vote, wouldn’t we be incensed? All green-eyed people would rise up in protest, and I among them. There would be demonstrations in the streets. Yet many of us, who are eligible to vote, will never go near the polls on Election Day. The turnout for Grant County for our primary election was only around 25 percent.

  • Our Opinion

    How many have heard if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all?

    While this may be an antiquated notion by younger generations, it applies to those working for and with the public.

    There is NEVER any reason for a public official or public employee to curse or name call.

    At a recent fiscal court caucus meeting, heated discussion took place over operations at the Grant County Animal Shelter.

  • We’ve got to market what we’ve got

    It’s no secret that I like a good corndog and funnel cake and some of the best of both can be found at the county fair and even better ones can be found at the state fair.

    I went to the state fair this year along with a host of Grant County 4-H ham project kids and their parents.

    Grant County was well represented as the 4-H kids brought home many blue and red ribbons in only their first year of country ham competition.

    Other Grant County 4-Hers and adults earned ribbons for photography, sewing, baking, art work, showing animals etc.

  • It’s a dog-gone shame

    I’m probably the only person in this county that feels this way, but in my humble opinion, the Grant County Animal Shelter is taking itself a bit too seriously.  

    Now, I care as much as anyone about animals. All my life I have cared for and been surrounded by a whole host of animals. But with this comes a dose of common sense. To have a pet, you have to be able to accommodate it and it fit to your needs, etc.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    There is a segment of the U.S. population cheerleading in favor of the ground zero mosque. One must ask, why? Imam Rauf says that it is for reconciliation. Really! Mohammed teaches that it is fine to lie to an infidel if it promotes Islam. I do not believe him. Why does he call it “The Cordoba Project?” When Islam defeated Christian Spain, the third largest mosque in the world was erected in Cordoba, Spain, to signify Islams victory over Christianity.

  • The times, they are a changn’

    When you are a kid, you don’t realize how quick life is. You want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything, especially when you have someone special in your life.

    Last week, I was covering the sporting events on Sept. 18, looking forward to a big moment that evening at Oktoberfest in Cincinnati, my proposal to my girlfriend Jessica Lynn Purnell.

    For two weeks I had the ring stashed away waiting for that special Saturday. It seemed like an eternity to get here.

  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .

    I have been searching the latest editions of the Grant County News expecting to see an article on the passing of a resolution of support for the State of Arizona by the Grant County Fiscal Court. In this resolution the citizens of Grant County expressed their approval of the Arizona law that allows the local police to check the immigration status of people who are guilty of a criminal offense and gives the officer a reason to suspect they are not in this country legally.