Today's Opinions

  • Thank you to Special Olympics donors for 'Scottie’s Team'

    Many thanks are due to the generous Henry County citizens who donated to the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, Saturday, Feb. 25.

  • Commission member speaks out about recent controversy

    I would like to respond to the recent articles in the Henry County Local as well as the comments to the paper by Verna Stivers and Pam Bramblett.

    Pam had every right to question the issues she brought before the commission. As elected officials we have been given the task of spending the taxpayer money wisely and within the confines of laws and ordinances. I may not agree with the way she presented those questions, but I do agree they needed to be asked.

  • Be safe: Adults should buckle up; children should use booster seats

    Sometimes we look back and think that it’s a wonder we all survived our childhood in one piece. 

    Growing up on a farm, I remember doing things like riding with my dad on a tractor that had no cab or seat belts.

    We didn’t tell my mom that sometimes he would even let us ride in the bed of his pick up truck. As a kid this seemed like great fun, but now that I am older I realize why we didn’t volunteer this information to mom. 

  • Answer to coupon fraud is simple: Don't do it

    I hope that among your resolutions, saving money was included, and I hope my columns have given you a good idea how to start working toward that goal.

  • Hanging up their crowns

    This July will be the last year Pam Siebert and I will be directing the pageants at the Henry County Fair. This is after 17 years of crowning Miss Henry County and before that the remaining pageants, and the babies, for probably five years or more. As you can see, we have more than 20 years under our belts as the pageant directors.

  • Flex your foot muscles

    After seeing many people wearing the new “minimalist” shoes that look like gloves for the feet, and hearing how much people loved their new-found foot freedom, this author decided to try a pair.

    It didn’t hurt that she found them on deep discount at her favorite after-Christmas store.

  • Customers are the lifeblood of your business

    Customers are the lifeblood of business, whether it is retail, service or manufacturing.  There are some ideas you might consider when thinking of your business and how you and your staff relate to your customers.

    1. Learn

    Learn all you can-about individual customers, industry trends, our company’s products or services, policies, and procedures - anything that can help you identify your customers’ needs and how your business can meet them.

    2. Analyze

  • Our future under the health care law

    When the health care law was passed, the Democrats cleverly front-loaded some of the goodies, but left the most troubling mandates and requirements to be implemented at a later date.  When the Obama administration recently released its contraception mandate, we all got a glimpse of what is coming from Washington as the health care law is implemented.