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Today's Opinions

  • Learn the pros and cons of ATV safety

    ATV safety was the subject of my display at General Cable’s Health and Safety program a few weeks ago.
    I’m concerned about improper use and deaths associated with ATV’s. In 2004 one of my daughter’s friends was killed in an ATV accident in Grayson County. He was not riding safely and he was not wearing any protective equipment.

  • Are schools starving hungry students?

    Kids’ stomachs are grumbling, and so are critics of the new national nutritional standards for school lunch.
    Although the new guidelines for healthier meals have been officially in place through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 since the beginning of the school year, criticism flared anew last month about the new caloric limits for lunches.
    High school students from Kansas complained about their apparent hunger through a medium sure to spread their message virally — YouTube.

  • Fruit trees need winterizing to ensure future harvest

    As we fall through the days of October, I’m already thinking of warmer weather. Thankfully, St. Luke’s Little Summer is coming up next week and I’m hopeful for more sunshine than frost. The other Indian Summer will occur between Nov. 11 and the 20th. I’ll take all the warmth that I can get. I still have lots of outdoor chores to do.

  • Check the facts before voting

    To the editor:
    It is a fact that you cannot run a household or a business or government without a budget. It is a fact that if you do not, you will be either broke, bankrupt or out of business.
    What would you do if you had shares in a company and the boss or the president of that company said I am not going to change my way of running this business and continue to spend money without regard to the consequences of going broke.

  • Vote for Johnson-Gray ticket this November

    To the editor:
    My choice for president/vice president in 2012 will be Governor Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray.
    To many they may be a “third party choice,” a vote for or against the Democrat incumbents or the Republican challengers or even a wasted vote. To me, Gov. Johnson and Judge Gray are, simply, the best team for the job.
    Gov. Johnson’s plan for our nation’s debt is brutal but necessary. Massive federal spending cuts now. Submit a balanced budget now.

  • Vote to rescue America next month

    To the editor:
    In the early seventies, our old incumbents in Congress and OPEC limited oil production in American. That deal planted the seeds of the latest anti-American demonstrations in the Middle East.
    Where was the harm? OPEC would supply America with cheaper oil, our old incumbents would make money, OPEC would make money, gasoline would be cheaper, and environmentalists would rejoice. It was a win-win for everybody but those nasty American oil companies with their overpriced oil and outrageously high 40-cents-per-gallon gasoline.

  • Public officials have duty to represent

    To the editor:
    Two years ago, my husband turned 65 and registered for Medicare. In November of the same year, he had hip surgery.
    After the surgery, we received a $61,000 doctors’ bill. After contacting Medicare, I found they had made a mistake on the effective date. After weeks of pleading with Social Security to correct the error, I turned to our congressmen and senators.

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