Opinions

Since my retirement, I’ve found myself busier than I was when I was punching a time clock. This is common among many retirees. I’d like to think of myself as a professional volunteer, but that could be looked at as an oxymoron, because professionals get paid for their time, and the only pay a...
To the editor: I just recently received a copy of all the committee assignments for our new elected county commissioners. One committee especially caught my eye. Ad Hoc Committee stands for Roads Committee. I was really surprised to see three elected county commissioners’ names on it. As we all...
To those of you who love someone or anything, I wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day. If you don’t love anything or anyone, I believe you have a problem. To the majority of you, please take a moment and remind those closest to you just how much they mean to you. If you’re a hugger like I am, you...
In response to Rita Lowe’s letter entitled “Democrats’ behavior is childish” I have to say Obama had the same resistance and had some rejected. This is the same behavior that is currently happening, Obama had nominated a Supreme Court Justice but Republicans refused to even have a hearing which is...
There are two topics I try to avoid when putting this column together. They are religion and politics. I witnessed my father arguing both topics as I was growing up and I vowed to not waste my time arguing over such personal issues. Besides, I feel everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, and who...
To the editor: Do we have a president or a dictator? The way Trump is racing through controversial Executive Orders leaves me in doubt. In his Inaugural speech he claimed control of government would be returned to the people. To my knowledge and supported by the marches and rallies across the...
To the editor: The way the Democrats are acting is totally uncalled for. It seems so childish to me. If there are any senators or others whom I may have voted for in the past they surely will not get any more votes!! You have a job to do. We have a new president who is doing a job but you don’t...
To the editor: Albert Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Some of the examples of this are: 1. Giving CEOs more money so they can invest in more industry. If they were doing this they would not be so rich. 2. Calling drug addiction...
To the editor: The recent tragic loss of yet another historic home in the Village of Constantine could give us an opportunity to turn this negative into a positive. The John S. Barry Society has done well to portray its namesake and the general history of the Village, but other notables have...
To the editor: Newborn babies are intriguing with their little wrinkles or lines on their faces. They enter this world of what’s ahead after leaving the comfort zone of their mother. Their skin is delicate and beautiful. As we age, the abuse of the daily exposure to the elements tell a tale on our...

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