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Today's Opinions

  • Dead soldiers lost amid election hype

    While America hyperventilated over Hillary’s emails and Donald’s potty mouth, half a world away American blood was still being spilled in Afghanistan.

    As we steamroll through yet another Veterans Day in anticipation of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, take a moment, please, to consider the families of of Capt. Andrew Byers, 30, and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Gloyer, 34, who were killed last Thursday during a firefight with Taliban forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

  • Help wanted for Christmas meal

    To the editor:
    It is that time of year again!
    Community Christmas Outreach Meals, together with Open Hands Pantry, will be hosting the 14th annual Christmas Community Meal.
    The volunteers at the Christmas Community Outreach Meals wants everyone to come and enjoy a hearty meal and the fellowship of the Christmas season, and invite anyone in Anderson and surrounding counties to come share in our traditional Christmas feast.
    On Christmas Day 2015 we served 500 meals. This year we are anticipating that number to be between 500 to 600 meals.

  • Don’t fall victim to liberal media

    To the editor:
    We’re all witnessing the great spectacle of liberalism melting down in the wake of an election where the voters returned the balance of power to the people.
    The biased media used what little credibility they had left in an effort to prop up a candidate whose policy positions reflected only the rich, super elite, at the expense of America.
    With the realization that we have actually vastly improved our lot in life, voters are reassured their instincts were correct, and those folks who preached a big government philosophy are  

  • Legislature needs to stop going soft on heroin dealers

     

  • Letters to the Editor - Animal control volunteer should have acted years ago

    To the editor:

    After reading Ms. Chumbler’s long letter of awareness in last week’s paper for the problems at the county’s animal control facility, one wonders why she waited three years to step up to comment.

  • Keep gardeners in mind this Christmas

    Well, we turned back time. I don’t mind being one hour younger. I just don’t like to drive home in the dark, right after work.

    The sunrises are nice though, as long as it doesn’t blind you. There is a good side to everything, if we look hard enough. Remember, whenever there is darkness, we just have to wait for the light. Let’s talk Christmas.

  • A look at the history of Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is the official United States holiday that honors those people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Veterans Day should not be confused with Memorial Day. Memorial Day honors those veterans who have died while serving. Veteran Day is an observance for all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Services.

  • Want a cheerleader? Look somewhere else

    Column as I see ’em …

    As a customer of the city’s water and sewer department, I was happy report about the federal grant that will shave off nearly half of the debt the city was about to incur for the $2 million sewer project in Alton.