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Today's Opinions

  • System taking fear out of incarceration

    Column as I see ’em …
    Ever considered smoking some meth or snorting a little oxy?
    I haven’t, and aside from a desire to avoid being a junky there’s one major reason why: I’m petrified of ending up in jail.
    Until the past couple of years, I had the misguided, or perhaps naïve, notion that hard drugs like meth, coke or prescription pills would lead to a decade or two behind bars.  

  • Enjoy canning, but make sure you follow directions

    I’ve had several questions about home food preservation. The most common question has been about loss of liquid in jars.
    A sudden decrease in pressure will cause loss of liquid. When canning, the pressure must drop of its own accord. Don’t put cold water on a canner or try to rush the process of cooling down. Lift the canner off the burner to cool on its own. Don’t force the lid open. It may take 20 to 30 minutes for the pressure to drop.

  • Tips help plants survive during dry weather

    Happy August. First, let me thank all those who danced, prayed and washed their cars because we did get a little rain to fall. Some got more than others.
    One night I watched the radar go from red/yellow to pale green as it got closer to the farm. It was like the trees were sucking all the moisture out of the clouds. There was nothing left by the time it got here.

  • Help and advice available for caregivers

    You probably know someone who is a caregiver to a parent, spouse or adult child. Some caregivers are retired and caring for a parent and a spouse.
    Many middle-aged adults are finding themselves caring and supporting two generations — their children and their aging parents.
    While caregiving can be very rewarding, it often can bring additional emotional, physical and financial stresses for caregivers as they try to balance a career, parenting and elder care.

  • Don’t let drought run food funds dry

    Thank the Lord, we received rain.
    Mother Nature sure can be fickle. I am always amazed a what a difference just a few miles makes when it come to rain. I may get a lot here on the farm and folks in town get barely a drop. It works the other way, too. It’s especially tough when I’m at work and watching the rain pour off the roof of the library in buckets, only to come home later and find not a drop of it fell on the farm.

  • Want good news? Read

    The Anderson News prints good news.
    This statement is fact.
    Not opinion, although I’m declaring this truth to be self-evident in a column on the opinion page.
    Recently I was asked by a reader via e-mail to give more positive recognition in the paper, promote more positive coverage.
    I don’t mind responding to reader requests, especially easy ones.
    My answer — we already do.

  • Taxpayers, unemployed won’t like any of this

    Column as I see ’em …
    If you had poured over $900,000 into home improvements since 1988, would you even consider selling it today for $75 grand?
    Granted, the old Early Childhood Center isn’t a home, per se, but that’s about how much money taxpayers have dumped into it over the past 24 years.
    Not a very good investment, considering that earlier this month the building — along with 7.5 acres of land — fetched about 12 percent of the amount spent to fix it up, according to the district’s own depreciation schedule.

  • Corn, tomatoes are nutritional summer treats

    I hope your garden is doing better than mine.
    I’m still waiting for the first tomatoes to ripen and gave up on the corn. My neighbor says that squirrels got the corn but I think it was raccoons.
    At any rate, every corn stalk was broken and some were strewn across the yard.
    Corn and tomatoes are plentiful in supply at the stores if not in your garden. Some people think that corn is not nutritious but they may need updated information.
    One-half cup of cooked corn contains only 90 calories, is low in fat and a good source of fiber and B vitamins.