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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Meet the candidates

    The VFW Post 11426 and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a spaghetti supper and “Meet the Candidates” event April 10 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the VFW Post at 106 Washington St.

    The public is invited to come and speak with the candidates and have a great spaghetti supper for only $6.

    There will be no open forum for individual candidates. Each candidate that attends will be available for the public to speak to them on a one-on-one basis.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Doing it the right way

    I believe that kudos should be given when deserved and over the past several weeks I have noticed a lot of folks doing things the right way.

    By “the right way” I mean focusing on making life better for others instead of only looking out for numero uno. The task is often more difficult than it may seem – especially in a culture that encourages, and often celebrates, egocentric behavior.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Americans know what they do not want

    The American people have been crystal clear over the past year that they want us to start over with a bipartisan approach to health care reform. They don’t want a massive, partisan plan that will raise taxes, cut our seniors’ Medicare, and spends trillions of dollars.

  • LETTER: Litter pick-up begins last week of March

    We have had a long gloomy winter with colder than normal temps. Now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it is the sun!!

    In the face of a equally gloomy economy, we have again been funded to continue our roadside litter abatement drives. We also have a glimmer of hope in having more control of our waste tire programs, so all is not lost.

  • LETTER: Returning Census forms helps local schools

    Census 2010 is just around the corner and Spencer County School children need your help, as well as residents of Spencer County. 

    Spencer County residents willing to take 10 minutes to answer 10 simple questions will reap the benefits for the next 10 years. In schools, grant opportunities are greatly impacted by census data.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Working step-by-step on common sense reforms

    It was clear from watching President Obama’s Health Care Summit on Thursday that while the American people strongly oppose the comprehensive plans the president and Congressional leadership have proposed, there are numerous areas where nearly every member of Congress can agree when it comes to health care reform.

     Working step-by-step on these common sense reforms that will lower health care costs is a plan the American people can support.

  • LETTER: Hungry children here need your help

    Not so very long ago I was talking with someone about the ad that I ran in the Spencer Magnet and they wanted to know if I was satisfied with the results?

    The ad was designed to help the Back Pack Buddies Program here in Spencer County. Unfortunately, I had to say, “No”. I might as well have written them a check for $319.00 or purchased that amount of food.

    For those of you who do not know what this program is about, it is as simple as this.

  • LETTER: Make health a priority

    I would like to thank everyone in our community who attended the Heart Health Initiative sponsored by the Spencer County Democrats Executive Committee on Friday, Feb 19.

    Our featured speaker, Lt Gov Dan Mongiardo, outlined three simple steps to achieving wellness: watch your diet, exercise and stop smoking. 

    As a physician, Dr Mongiardo is a dedicated advocate for heart health and I think all who attended came away with a renewed resolve to take more  personal responsibility and to make health improvement a number 0ne priority in 2010!