Today's Opinions

  • Kids are not the only ones taking tests

    I don’t particularly like writing about my life.

    Let’s face it- that is not why you bought this paper and well, it is just not that interesting.

    However, I am convinced that at least five moms who are reading this will know exactly what I am talking about when they read this.

    They will say, “I did that” as this column progresses.

    So here we go… and by the way, a few fathers may get this as well.

    August can be tough month for mothers.

  • In the eye of the Beholder

    “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.”  Isaiah 5:20

    This week the Obama administration reneged on its commitment to “look forward” and not prosecute the prior administration for alleged misconduct in the War on Terror.  Nevertheless, Attorney General Eric Holder has just authorized an investigation into the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques used in the first months following the 9/11 attack.  

  • There are no wrong turns down the road of life

    A popular ancient proverb says, “The man who lives only by hope will die with despair.”

    Within the next few weeks to come, I’ll be celebrating another year. About twenty-nine-and-holding-years ago, I came into this world. Grant it, I had no idea the direction my life would take, but I’m grateful it all worked like it did, both the bad and good: the bad to make me stronger and the good to make me cherish every yesterday when today is gloomy.

  • One man's trash is another man's treasure

    I love flea markets. Every once in a while, you can find a good deal on that one thing on this planet that you simply can’t live without.

    While looking through each knick-knack displayed on each table, I couldn’t help but wonder. Did the seller ever envision his or her items for sale would one day impact someone‘s life? Though the seller assumed each chipped and not-so-eye-appealing item was just another thing to sale, to someone else it was a lost treasure with tremendous impact.

  • Chamber Notes

      Greetings from your Campbell County Chamber of Commerce.

      This is the first in what I intend to be a monthly informational column to keep you up to date on community and economic development efforts here at your chamber.

      I know many, but certainly not all of you.  

  • They Have Awakened A Sleeping Giant

    A young lady used the metaphor at a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania with Senator Arlen Specter in describing what Liberals in Congress and the Obama administration have done to our country. And they know it.

    All over the country, real Americans with real concerns are turning out in record numbers to voice their opinions on not only healthcare, but also the exponential expansion of the federal government with more control over our lives while spending more of our hard-earned tax dollars to do it.

  • From a Mother’s Heart -There can be hope for America

    This past weekend we were at my daughter’s lovely houseboat on the lake where we had a birthday celebration for my great grandson Aydin who turned four years old on Aug. 12.