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Today's Opinions

  • Shanghai: First impressions

    We arrived in Shanghai Thursday night at 9 (9 a.m. Henry Co. time). The airport was not very crowded and we were able to get through customs fairly quickly. Finding my sister, Verna, was not hard. With her blonde hair and 5’10” frame she towered over most of the people waiting to greet arrivers.

  • Resident responds to Eminence Ethics Committee article

    Since I was the subject of the Wednesday, June 11, article “Ethics committee meets for first time,” I believe it is appropriate that I respond.

    The article stated, “Gingrich, who was not present at the meeting” and “he (Gingrich) is not here to defend himself” (YIKES, a resident must defend himself if he writes a letter to the board?) implies that I had a choice to attend or not attend.

  • Pool issue will not be forgotten

    Now that it is June (the month that the Eminence City Council voted to reopen the swimming pools), I thought it would be important for citizens (voters) to know the actual facts, not rumors, not politicians spin, about what happened to the pool project.

    • The four council members who voted to “pull the plug” on the pool project had previously campaigned to reopen the pool.

    • The council voted six different times to support reopening the pool. (Please see Eminence “minutes” online.)

  • Thank you to a member of the Eminence City Council

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to one of the Eminence City Council members. This member, in my opinion, is the type of person that understands his duty as a member of the Eminence City Council. I called him to see if he could help my family with a problem and he assured me that he would try and get it solved. When I hung up the phone I thought that he would get back with me in a few days but the very next day not only did he call me back, but he had already solved my problem. I know that this might seem small to some but it meant a lot to my family.

  • I'll be adventuring abroad in China

    “I’m going to China.” I love the responses that simple sentence elicits whenever someone asks me what I’m doing this summer. The most common response is the raised eyebrow look of surprise followed by the crooked smile and sidelong glance which seems to say, “Come on. Quit pulling my leg!” The next most common response is the, “oh, I guess you are into the Olympics huh?” Finally there is a more recent response that I hadn’t heard before: “missionary work, huh?”

  • Community, paper should be proud of baseball team

    I’m writing this letter to the editor in hopes that many of your readers will see this and better appreciate the accomplishments of this year’s Henry County High School baseball team. As a parent and a fan I was anticipating a wonderful, positive and encouraging headline and a picture of “our” team in “our” Henry County Local after playing in the Regional baseball finals.

  • Thank you to the EPD

    As a resident of Henry County, I never thought I would be the one facing a break in at my home. I am a single mother of four and trying to provide a decent living for my family when the unthinkable happened someone broke into my house taking several items that meant a lot to me and my children. I called the Eminence Police and they came right out and were very attentive to the situation. They came back several times checking on my family and gathering more information on my case.

  • Spring Fling is fast approaching

    The New Castle Spring Fling is right around the corner scheduled for Saturday, June 14. It will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., rain or shine! This year the parade will line up at New Castle Elementary School. There will be fire departments, police, floats, marchers, antique cars, antique tractors, beauty queens, ball teams, celebrities and much more! This year there will be two surprises in the parade. If you or your group want to participate in the parade please call the number below.