Category: Opinion

How prom led to a cluttered desk

I?m stuck. I?m not completely sure that I will ever exit my room again, to be more specific.

This is because right now I am sitting in the midst of a mutant heap of papers, key chains, pens, old learners? permits, expired Wal-Mart gift certificates, Beanie Babies, newspaper clippings, loose change, empty toilet paper tubes and other random substances that have been collecting on my desk for the past several months.

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E-mail let us down last week

We had a serious problem with our e-mail at the Free Press this past
Friday and Saturday and we hope we haven?t missed anything that will
cause big problems for anyone. E-mail is one of our key ways to
communicate these days.

We determined Saturday night that our spam filter had diverted
284,000 e-mails to a folder reated for unwanted e-mail. That number is
the maximum number of files a folder on our server can hold. So once it
was full it started chucking everything that came in at that point,
which means those e-mails are gone forever.

That folder is now set to automatically empty. Now we?ll just have to wait for the next problem we don?t yet know about.

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Letters

Remember well-being of all other children   Considering the recent events in Virginia, I am reminded of a true story about a woman who held high office in another state. She was a widow, raising handsome twin sons as a single mom. This accomplished mother devoted her life to her boys, providing the best educational opportunities and a nurturing, safe […]

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Remember Planet Earth

Being good Earth-keepers is neither ?wacko? nor liberal; it?s a conservative cause in the best sense of the word. Sunday has been designated as International Earth Day. We?re encouraged on that day to give special consideration to what kind of stewards we are of the soil, water and air that are the basic ingredients of life on Planet Earth. Earth […]

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Precipitation is a precious commodity

My Easter trip to Kansas was a chance to experience three of the four seasons in seven days. It was spring when I arrived with trees flowering and budding. This was followed by a day of summer with the temperatures approaching 80 degrees. The next afternoon 6 inches of winter snow blanketed flowers and early blooming trees. I saw a snowman built on top of dandelions.

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Proving the Theory of Mass Stupidity

Do I have a good reason? No. Does anyone ever have a good reason? No. But did I do it anyway? Yes.

Why am I answering my own questions? I don?t know.

The point is that I did do it, and that it probably wasn?t the smartest thing I could have done.

But there comes a point in every teenager?s life, in my case Monday, when one just has to say, ?Enough is enough! I?m tired of complying to social standards and conforming to what everyone tells me to do. I?m going to rebel. I?m going to be a unique individual. I?m going to poke an extra hole in my head!?

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Leave town and the snow flies

As Yogi Berra used to say, ?It was d?ja vu all over again.?

We?re starting to believe that all we need to do is leave town and it will snow?even if it is April. All we saw when we returned Saturday night were the unmelted little white scoopfuls where people had cleared walks and drives.

Don?t put your snow shovels away yet. I?m leaving again on Thursday for Iowa.

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Letters

First variety night deemed a success   Since their was no news coverage of the Marion County Community Theatre Company Country-wide Variety Night, I wanted to let the public know it was a huge success. The evening started with the sounds of The Greenhorns (who have Marion County connections through Goessel). They are a country band consisting of the following […]

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