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Today's Opinions

  • Keeping safe while keeping warm this winter

     

    With seasonally cool temperatures blowing in from the north, it’d probably feel comforting to light a blaze in the fireplace and feel the warmth radiate into the living room.

  • Recognizing our veterans by honoring their service

     

    Early next week, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, our nation will pause to pay tribute to its veterans.

  • Letter to the editor

     

    Thanks for park

    Too many times a nice gesture such as a “Thank you” goes unsaid.  It’s such a small couple of words with a huge impact.  I would like to take the opportunity to do just that.  

  • Military life yields great hardship and pride

     

    I was in college getting ready to head to campus for finals when I got the phone call no military wife wants to get.

    “There’s been an accident. Eight of our men are dead. Your husband could have been one of them.”

  • Cold hard facts

    Editor’s note:
    The following submission was written in response to a letter to the editor from Jim Guthrie that appeared in the Sept. 24 edition of the newspaper. On the deficit question, a Google search can find sources that attribute different numbers to different presidents.
    For example, an article on about.com, http://useconomy.about.com/od/usdebtanddeficit/p/US-Debt-by-President.htm, says that President Barack Obama added $6.1 trillion whereas President George W. Bush added $5.8 trillion.

    Cold Hard Facts

  • Apply persepective to Ebola virus scare

    With the Ebola virus, as with anything, how worried you should be requires perspective.
    With this week’s revelation about deadly airbags, it appears American citizens are at four times greater risk from having a fatal accident with their own vehicular safety device than dying from the outbreak of the virus that causes hemorrhagic fever.
    One wag with an Internet meme referenced the danger from the disease more humorously: Country Singer Taylor Swift has broken up with more boys than Americans that suffer from Ebola.

  • Diabetes an epidemic

    Diabetes an epidemic
    I have followed much of the political talk and the needs for Henry County because I am a community-minded person and desire that we elect the best for all positions.   
    One thing that has not been mentioned is that we need a healthy community, which produces a healthier population.  Our rate of chronic disease in Henry County is far above the national level. 

  • Looking for pageant director

    The Henry County Fair Board, on behalf of the New Castle Lions Club (a501+c(3) non profit organization), would like to fill the position of Henry County Fair Pageant Director.
    This is a volunteer position that would coordinate activities with the Henry County Fair Pageant Committee.
    The position will have responsibility for recruiting contestants, obtaining donations and/or sponsors, and providing all supervision for activities relating to the promotion and production for all Henry County Fair Pageants.