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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Support program is a ‘win-win for the Sheriff’s Department’

    I agree with Sheriff [Donald “Buddy”] Stump’s efforts to obtain needed equipment free from the Department of Defense (DoD).  I am a recently retired officer from the Marine Corps and my last tour of duty was as a site commander of a Marine Corps Reserve Center in Michigan.

  • COLUMN: Be careful with your waste this holiday season

    We are rapidly approaching Christmas and festivities, dinners, and all forms of celebrations that can create a massive overload of excessive trash. Everything from Christmas cards to Christmas trees must be put away or eliminated, usually after the mess we have made with our New Year’s Eve parties.

  • COLUMN: You don’t have to feel alone this Christmas

    I’m a huge football fan. Most Sunday afternoons you’ll find me plopped down in front of a TV keeping up with as much NFL news as possible. I follow more NFL experts on Twitter than my husband does, and I use my spare time to stay up-to-date on the latest news.
    So, checking my Twitter feed on Saturday, I was shocked and saddened by the news coming out of Kansas City.

  • LETTER: A much-needed sermon

    I will never forget the first article I wrote on the church page. I wrote it on hell. The day after it came out a person called and told me, “I read your article in The Spencer Magnet and it has been years since I heard anything like that, but I needed to hear it and I bet there are young people in our church that have never heard it, but they need to.”

  • COLUMN: A month of thanks, appreciation

    I recall, as a little girl, frequently opening my closet door to pull out toys or clothes — as little girls do — and getting sidetracked by a large, heavy hunk of metal laying flat in my closet floor.
    The hunk of metal was inscribed with my grandfather’s name, date of birth and death, and years of service in the United States Armed Forces.
    He was not killed in action, but, as a veteran of World War I, he died before I was born. Before my parents were married, I believe.

  • COLUMN: Handle your waste, trash responsibly

    When you think you have heard it all, something new or different surfaces to rock the boat.
    This being near the end of the year, we are now in the middle of deer hunting season. I got a call about an issue in a remote area of our county where hunters were taking what they wanted from their kill, and leaving the remainder to rot on the edge of the roadway.
    I see roadkill almost daily on our main roads, but for someone to leave a carcass on the edge of a road after stripping what they wanted to harvest is really stepping over the line.

  • LETTER: Our county government in action

    In the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” the warden said, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” I think that our Fiscal Court judge is guilty of just that. The magistrates are in the dark as to what the judge is doing concerning Spencer County’s affairs. At some point, this had to come to a head as all infections do.

  • LETTER: Guard Duty founder says thanks for making this year’s honor ceremony a success

    Guard Duty, a local veteran and military support organization, wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude for the success of this year’s Veterans Honor Ceremonies that took place on Nov. 3.
    Guard Duty takes great joy in honoring the men and women who served in our United States Armed Forces defending our freedom and liberties. It is because of their sense of duty to our country that we have the freedom of press, the freedom of speech, religion, of assembly, the right to bear arms, and so much more that we often take for granted.