Columns/Opinions

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04
Jan

Top Trends: What was liked in 2015?

by Morgan Tarpley Smith

“What was trending in 2015?” is a question splashed all over current articles in the new year from fashion to food and more. I’m not really one for trends. If I like it I like it. But I do find it a bit interesting to see what others like enough to gain notice.

 

Mon
04
Jan

Beginning my 49th year as your editor

by Sammy J. Franklin

January 1 marked the beginning of my 49th year as your editor and publisher. My, where has the time gone? It seems just yesterday that I took over the reigns of this newspaper at the ripe old age of 27. 

 

Mon
28
Dec

New Year: A New Different

by Morgan Tarpley Smith

New Year. A time for new beginnings. And for a growing number of refugees across the nation a new program is gaining popularity by allowing many refugees to return to their roots through farming. I had not heard anything about this program before and it is interesting, especially for the refugees who miss the outdoor/ agricultural part of their lives in their home countries. Here’s the article to hear what the program is all about.   

 

Mon
28
Dec

Good rules for enjoying senior years

by Sammy J. Franklin

In a couple of days, we will all begin a brand new year. I gave up on New Year resolutions a long time ago. But I ran across some good rules for living very good senior years the other days. I wanted to share them with my readers.  

 

Mon
21
Dec

Christmas: Living with Less?

by Morgan Tarpley Smith

Mon
21
Dec

Yes, Virginia…there is a Santa Claus!

by Sammy J. Franklin

One of my favorite articles at Christmas time is one written by the editor of The Sun newspaper way back in the year 1897 - more than one hundred years ago. The Christmas classic was the letter from an 8-year-old girl inquiring if there really is a Santa Claus and the answer the wise editor penned those many years ago.

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Mon
14
Dec

Are you a good cook?

By Morgan Tarpley Smith

Now that the holiday season is here there are sure to be countless get-togethers and events to attend and a smattering of good foods to enjoy. But the question is who will provide these delicious concoctions?  

 

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Mon
14
Dec

The President’s speech

By Thomas Sowell

When the President of the United States asks the television networks to set aside time for him to broadcast a speech from the Oval Office, we can usually expect that he has something new to say. But President Obama’s speech Sunday night was just a rehash of what he has been saying all along, trying to justify policies that have repeatedly turned out disastrously for America and our allies. 

 

Mon
07
Dec

Stop the Bleeding

By Thomas Sowell
 
There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack. Someone once said that the First World War was the most stupid thing that European nations ever did. Countries on both sides of that war ended up worse off than before, whether they were on the winning side or the losing side.
 
Mon
07
Dec

Attack on Paris, France; Who was lost?

By Morgan Tarpley Smith
 
The news and social media have been windswept by all things Parisian from Facebook’s option to cover your profile picture with the French flag to a myriad of Paris photos and tributes after the death of 130 innocent people. It’s hard to fathom that many people dead at one time. I know there are hundreds of soldiers and civilians killed every day in warzones across the world and it is equally heartbreaking, but it’s situations like the one in Paris which really make me pause to think “that could’ve been me,” just like I thought this very thing on September 11, 2001.
 

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