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SLOAN COLUMN: Buttermilk, beer, slugs and septic tanks

on Tuesday, 16 July 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

SLOAN COLUMN: Buttermilk, beer, slugs and septic tanks
“Have you tried buttermilk?” The words came out of nowhere. It seems like a simple enough question, but it had absolutely nothing to do with the conversation taking place. I peered at the person who posed the mysterious question. He is a wise and highly

EDITORIAL: Don’t leave children in hot vehicles

on Tuesday, 16 July 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL: Don’t leave children in hot vehicles
Over the past three weeks, three people have been arrested and charged with leaving their child or children in an unattended vehicle while they went shopping. Fortunately, none of these incidents resulted in a tragedy. We hope that people will come to th

Endless lawyer commercials a nuisance

on Tuesday, 09 July 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

To the editor, The time has come to reduce the constant bombardment from the ambulance chasers. I think that regular evening television viewers have already memorized the nine-digit appeals to litigate fender benders. Although this may seem like it’s your

Reader urges support for wall of remembrance

on Tuesday, 09 July 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

To the editor I along with millions of Americans will celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. I hope all will pause, reflect and give thanks to our Creator for bestowing to us this great country. But freedom is not free. I suggest readers research what ha

Letters an indicater of a paper’s health

on Tuesday, 09 July 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Letters an indicater of a paper’s health
A wise old newspaper scribe with ink running through his veins once told me if you want to check the pulse of a newspaper, look no further than its Opinion/Editorial page. If you find letters to the editor on a regular basis, it’s a sure sign of a vital,

Pension system debt a cause for concern

on Tuesday, 09 July 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

A school in Colorado Springs, Colorado was shuttered. In Three Rivers, Oregon, the school board shortened the school year five days and laid off employees. Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, will no longer have police stationed in them under a city budget

Retirement planning

on Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Posted in Opinions

With company pension plans becoming less prominent and shortfalls in Social Security more likely, planning for your retirement is now more important than ever. The fear of outliving one’s retirement savings is ever present as society is faced with longer

Founding Fathers knew freedom takes teamwork

on Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Posted in Opinions

I spend my days traveling from one American community to another. Some of them are bustling larger cities. Others are quiet small towns. What they all have in common is the burning desire to revitalize themselves: to become more vibrant, prosperous, livab

Marriage milestones and making it work

on Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

A nationwide search is presently underway to find the longest married couple in America. Singer-songwriter Karen Javitch has written a catchy little tune titled, “The Anniversary Song.” She wants to promote it by finding the couple that tied the proverbi

Pedestrian deaths down, but still a serious concern

on Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Some people think flying is dangerous. Others will tell you that flying is no less dangerous than driving a vehicle on the highway. Statistically speaking, it’s not even close. There were more than 5 million accidents on the nation’s highways in 2018 comp

A growing solution to climate change

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Americans are tired of half measures on climate change. Seven in ten Americans want utility companies to overhaul their operations and generate 100 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewables in the near future. That’s ambitious. Renewable energy

The darkness and light of ‘Emanuel’

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As the lights dimmed in the Regal Cinemas Swamp Fox 14 theatre just after 7 p.m. on June 17, what played out on the huge movie screen was the retelling and reliving of one our state’s darkest moments, which in turn produced one of its proudest. The showin

Student loans: To forgive or not to forgive

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

According to the U.S. Federal Reserve, more than half of the young people who enrolled in college in 2018 took on debt. No surprise there. A recent Federal Reserve report states that the average annual tuition is $34,740 at a private college or university

It’s budget time. Plan to participate

on Tuesday, 18 June 2019. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Followers of today’s political news are treated to plenty of fireworks, fanfare and theatrics. There’s talk of contempt charges and “constitutional crises,” of tariffs and of the emergence of socialism in American politics. Presidential candidates are mak

Buying a car not like it used to be

on Tuesday, 18 June 2019. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I know that full well. Like a predator circling its prey, the old codger ever so slowly made his way around the vehicle. Sliding his hand slowly across the fender, he looked and felt for the slightest scratch or dent. He’d give each tire a swift kick befo
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